Favorite Anti-hero

Alright, who’s you guys’ favorite anti-hero from either books, movies, webcomics, or what-have-you?

I’ll start: I rather like Riddick and the Bride from the Kill Bill movies.


Flashman and Cugel


Dr. Zachary Smith


S.D. Plissken from Escape from New York. “Call me ‘Snake.’”

Max Rockatansky from The Road Warrior. “You wanna get out of here? You talk to me.”

Niel McCauly from Heat. “We want to hurt no one. We’re here for the bank’s money, not your money. Your money is insured by the federal government, you’re not gonna lose a dime. Think of your families, don’t risk your life. Don’t try and be a hero.”

Harry Lime from The Third Man. “In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed. But they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.”



Francis Urquhart


The Underground Man

John Constantine

Satan (Paradise Lost through I, Lucifer .)

Andrew Vachss’s Burke

Tyler Durden. Even though he’s imaginary.

Glenn Close and John Malkovich in *Dangerous Liaisons[\i].

I love hating these characters.

Alex DeLarge from A Clockwork Orange

Hannibal Lecter from Hannibal: Although I like the first two books a lot better, you want Lecter from Hannibal to win more because the people he kills are extremely annoying.


The Man With No Name


Captain Willard(from Apocalypse Now)

Corporal King (from King Rat)

In case you forgot:

A villian you like doesn’t count. Gollum and Lecter are not protagonists.

Porter (Mel Gibson’s character from the movie Payback)
Random from Roger Zelazney’s Amber series

Henry Hill.


Hey, I don’t judge.

Andy Sirkin spent a year and a half in that skinsuit filming and he’s not a protagonist? The trilogy is about destroying the ring and he’s the one that does it, and he’s not the protagonist?

Okay, fine, then.

Bilbo Baggins.

Marv, from Frank Miller’s Sin City

Big slow psychopathic lummox does the right (and oh so terribly violent) thing.

Corwin of Amber.

Thomas Covenant.