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By Rachel Bennett

Television Editor & Columnist

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Most TV shows have a hero, and with that hero comes a villain.

Even though we are supposed to root for our protagonists, some villains are so captivating, it’s difficult to imagine our favorite shows without them.

But including a villain in a series is a tough task to pull off. Some overstay their welcome, whereas others simply aren’t that scary.

To celebrate the antagonists we love to hate, here are the top 8 villains currently on TV:

8. Klaus, The CW’s The Vampire Diaries

Klaus (Joseph Morgan) may have lost some of his bite since he came on the series in 2011, especially when he’s around Caroline (Candice Accola), but he’s still one of the scariest villains on TV. He’s unpredictable and vengeful, never reserving sympathy for his victims if it means getting what he wants (Jenna!). He even has »

- Rachel Bennett

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