Some of the best characters on television just so happen to be the bad guys. Or girls.
Whether they remain evil or antagonistic throughout the series or not, there's no denying that television would be insanely dull without the constant trouble they're causing alongside their wit.
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Females characters always end up making the best antagonist, and whether or not they experience a change in morality over the course of their show, it's always interesting to watch them develop.
We've made a slideshow below of 13 of the greatest female antagonists on TV!
Leslie Dean - Marvel's Runaways
Leslie is an interesting character. It's hard to completely hate her, but there's no denying all the horrible things she's done. She does, however, love her daughter unconditionally and she's not afraid to do what needs to be done.
Cheryl Blossom - Riverdale
Cheryl is hands down the best character on Riverdale. She was always misunderstood and frankly, no one could blame her for lashing out. While she's not exactly besties with the main friend group yet, she's come a long way and does help her friends if they need her.
Killer Frost - The Flash
Killer Frost is awesome. There's really nothing else to say. She's cool, she's powerful, and she's also Caitlin. It's confusing.
Nicole Martinz - Siren
Nicole is one sneaky and intelligent girl. It's hard to actually get a read on her, but it appears as if she only has the military's best interest at heart. However, we're starting to suspect she may care more for the mermaids than she expected to.
Madison Montogomery - American Horror Story
Madison Montogomery has been through a lot but continues to stay strong throughout all of it. For that alone, she deserves all the praise in the world.
Commander Lexa - The 100
Lexa was originally enemies with the delinquents. She sent her army to kill them multiple times and even betrayed the Sky People after forming an alliance with them. However, she develops a lot throughout her short time on the show and realizes she wants to be a leader who preaches peace instead of war. Because of this, her legacy will always live on. Plus, she's super amazing and badass.