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Poll: Television Archenemies With Greatest Chemistry

Which of these pairs of archenemies have the most sparks fly while sharing the screen? Note: mild spoilers. Also note: some of the pairs have survived numerous incarnations on TV and of those the more recent ones were mostly chosen.

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    Andrew Scott and Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock (2010)

    "Sherlock": Sherlock Holmes and Jim Moriarty.
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    "MacGyver": MacGyver and Murdoc.
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    John Barrowman and Stephen Amell in Arrow (2012)

    "Arrow": Oliver Queen and Malcolm Merlyn.
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    Matt Letscher and Grant Gustin in The Flash (2014)

    "The Flash": The Flash and Reverse-Flash.
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    Michael Rosenbaum and Tom Welling in Smallville (2001)

    "Smallville": Clark Kent and Lex Luthor.
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    Michael C. Hall and Erik King in Dexter (2006)

    "Dexter": Dexter Morgan and James Doakes.
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    Peter Capaldi, Michelle Gomez, and John Simm in Doctor Who (2005)

    "Doctor Who": The Doctor and The Master.
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    Cameron Monaghan and David Mazouz in Gotham (2014)

    "Gotham": Bruce Wayne and Jerome Valeska.
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    David Tennant and Krysten Ritter in Jessica Jones (2015)

    "Jessica Jones": Jessica Jones and Kilgrave.
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    Neal McDonough, Courtney Ford, and Caity Lotz in DC's Legends of Tomorrow (2016)

    "DC's Legends of Tomorrow": Sara Lance and Damien Darhk.
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    Giancarlo Esposito and Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad (2008)

    "Breaking Bad": Walter White and Gustavo "Gus" Fring.
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    Erik LaRay Harvey and Mike Colter in Luke Cage (2016)

    "Luke Cage": Luke Cage and Willis "Diamondback" Stryker.
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    Rose McIver and David Anders in iZombie (2015)

    "iZombie": Olivia Moore and Blainde DeBeers.
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    David Duchovny and William B. Davis in The X-Files (1993)

    "X-Files": Fox Mulder and Smoking Man.
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    Arthur Darvill and Casper Crump in DC's Legends of Tomorrow (2016)

    "DC's Legends of Tomorrow": Rip Hunter and Vandal Savage.
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    Rowan Atkinson in Mr. Bean: The Animated Series (2002)

    "Mr. Bean": Mr. Bean and an unseen driver of Reliant Regal car.
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    Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, and Deantre Williams in The Punisher (2017)

    "The Punisher": Frank "The Punisher" Castle and Billy Russo.
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    Ben McKenzie and Robin Lord Taylor in Pilot (2014)

    "Gotham": James Gordon and Oswald "Penguin" Cobblepot.
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    Kyle MacLachlan and Kenneth Welsh in Twin Peaks (1990)

    "Twin Peaks": Dale Cooper and Windom Earle.
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    Kyle MacLachlan in Twin Peaks (2017)

    "Twin Peaks": Dale Cooper and his doppelganger.
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    Michael Dorn, Stephen Amell, and Josh Segarra in Arrow (2012)

    "Arrow": Arrow and Prometheus.
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    Richard Kiel and Michael Dunn in The Wild Wild West (1965)

    "The Wild Wild West": James T. West and Dr. Miguelito Loveless.
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    Alyssa Milano, James Read, and Julian McMahon in Charmed (1998)

    "Charmed": Phoebe Halliwell and Cole Turner.
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    John Lithgow and Michael C. Hall in Dexter (2006)

    "Dexter": Dexter Morgan and Arthur "The Trinity Killer" Mitchell.
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    Christian Camargo and Michael C. Hall in Dexter (2006)

    "Dexter": Dexter Morgan and Rudy Cooper.
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    Clark Gregg and Brett Dalton in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013)

    "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D": Phil Coulson and Grant Ward.
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    Vincent D'Onofrio and Charlie Cox in Daredevil (2015)

    "Daredevil": Matt "Daredevil" Murdock and Wilson "Kingpin" Fisk.
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    Zachary Quinto and Milo Ventimiglia in Heroes (2006)

    "Heroes": Peter Petrelli and Sylar.
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    Madeleine Stowe and Emily VanCamp in Revenge (2011)

    "Revenge": Victoria Grayson and Emily Thorne.
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    Alexander Skarsgård and Denis O'Hare in True Blood (2008)

    "True Blood": Eric Northman and Russell Edgington.
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    Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev in The Vampire Diaries (2009)

    "The Vampire Diaries": Stefan Salvatore and Katherine Pierce.
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    Christopher Lambert and Chris O'Donnell in NCIS: Los Angeles (2009)

    "NCIS: Los Angeles": J. Callen and Marcel "Chameleon" Janvier.
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    Jeff Daniels and Jack O'Connell in Godless (2017)

    "Godless": Frank Griffin and Roy Goode.
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    Jason Douglas, Andrew Lincoln, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Christian Serratos, Ross Marquand, Jordan Woods-Robinson, and Troy Jackson in The Walking Dead (2010)

    "The Walking Dead": Rick Grimes and Negan.
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    Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, and Lara Jean Chorostecki in Hannibal (2013)

    "Hannibal": Will Graham and Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

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