March BADness

March BADness: Supernatural, Lost, Buffy and Originals Nasties Do Battle!

Do not adjust your computer volume if you suddenly hear some crash-bang-boom-OUCH coming from your browser, TVLine readers.

We’re officially in Round 2 of TVLine’s March BADness Bracket Tournament, and the small screen’s greatest villains are lettin’ each other have it.

Yes, we’re down to just 32 of the most ruthless, horrible, evil, and occasionally delicious ruffians, rapscallions and reprobates ever to appear on television — and we want you to tell us who’s the baddest of ’em all.

From now through the end of the month, we’ll be putting up two posts per day asking you to winnow down the field to one ultimate villain. So find a seat in our online Thunderdome, head down to our polls to vote for your favorites (Round 2 voting will be open for 48 hours), then hit the comments to justify your picks.

Our latest matchups include Lucifer from Supernatural against Lost‘s Benjamin Linus, and The Originals‘ Klaus Mikaelson versus Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s Angelus.

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE 64-PLAYER BRACKET (then click again for a zoomed-in view) — and keep coming back to TVLine over the next two weeks to see how March BADness plays out. Now ready, set, vote!


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33 Comments
  1. opus says:

    Come on people!! Lucifer wants to be bad but ends up doing mostly good. Benjamin Linus was pure evil on Lost!!!

    • Kate says:

      Lucifer on “Supernatural”, not from the show “Lucifer”. Lucy doesn’t play nice.

      • Mike says:

        Lucifer is definitely evil. Very over the top, making your life hell evil

        Benjamin Linus was pure evil. His manipulations right down to his end were masterful. He always found that way to set you up, make things seem impossibly horrible…and then he twisted that knife one last time to see the look on your face when you realized he was behind it the whole time.

        This contest should be no contest.

    • Phoenix5634 says:

      “Supernatural” Lucifer doesn’t care about humanity, there isn’t a single person he wouldn’t kill, except Sam and that’s becuz he wants his vessel lol. Hes not even part of humanity, he sees us, like we insects basically. The only remotely “good” things he does are simply to either take over Sams body, or keep the universe and his plan on his track.

      Plus the actor plays the role phenomenally

      • Jennifer says:

        It’s funny you mention the actor that plays Lucifer because he was in Lost as well. He played Jacob who was basically a representation of Jesus. So weird to imagine him playing the exact opposite role in a different show.

    • rowan77 says:

      You made me giggle.

      Wrong Lucifer, sweetie.

      And Ben Linus wasn’t pure evil, or he wouldn’t have been given the option to go to heaven at the end. Ben was a psychopath. Not the same as evil. Dude was just seriously wired wrong.

  2. Phoenix5634 says:

    Lucifer an Klaus.

  3. Mr. Tran K says:

    Benjamin Linus vs. Lucifer from Supernatural is a tough one.

  4. Amanda says:

    When I first saw the pics I was confused, my mind thought it was Benjamin Linus vs Jacob for a second.

  5. Phoenix5634 says:

    Klaus beats Angelus hands down…
    If you want to go the fight way Klaus would absolutely destroy Angelus in a 1 on 1 fight.

    And if you want to judge of pure “badness” then here’s some stats on Klaus;
    – he killed both his parents, at least twice each, and on seperate occasions all times.
    – he carried around his brothers and sisters in caskets, daggered, for over 900 years. And tricked Elijah( brother) into believing his family was resting at the bottom of the worlds oceans.
    – he hunted Katherine for like 500 years becuz she took her own life and turned herself to stop Klaus from gaining more power ( his hybrid side )
    – he decapitated 12 of his own hybrids for breaking their sire bond to him, and drowned Tyler’s mother for his part in helping them break the bond to Klaus.
    – he put Damon’s arms and legs in bear traps, then compelled him to try and leave, forcing him to nearly rip his arms and legs off
    – he killed a girl and just left her on the coffee table as an apology gift to Elijah, for daggering him and trading his body to a witch who wanted to kill the Originals
    – he compelled Davina’s first “love” to unwittingly poison her, and then himself
    – he forcibly compelled Stefan to shut off his humanity
    – he’s bled people out with pitchforks and other crude weapons
    – he’s killed/ turned thousands of people other the millennia

    I could honestly go on, but I think this is enough haha.

    • mooshki says:

      Did he kill someone’s entire family just to drive them insane before killing them? Angelus is way more twisted and sadistic than Klaus.

      • Phoenix5634 says:

        Actually Klaus did do that, first thing he did to Katherine was slaughtered her entire family in their house before she made it home. So she came home and found them dead. Not sure if it was her father, or the Hunters that he left hanging on the wall with a sword through them.

    • Cassandra Noblin says:

      Do you know anything about Angelus.Sounds like you might need to rewatch shows

    • kmlynne says:

      Klaus can be bad…however, at the end of the day he still loves. Angelus has no soul, he doesn’t care for anyone and would kill anyone (and yes that includes his family). There are certain people Klaus would protect, such as Caroline. Angelus also almost destroyed the world.

    • cheryl says:

      yes he did those things. but it was why he did them. he felt betrayed so he slaughtered entire families, fin was a kill joy and acted morally superior to his brothers and wanted them all dead. klaus did what he did to protect his family, true in a twisted way but his heart was in the right place. angelus only did things for himself, mostly for his own amusement. driving druscilla insane before turning her so she would live a tortured life. and he killed his family and the whole village. he would do what he had to to save his own hide. and didnt care for anything even darla (his sire) he told where she was so he could escape certain capture. klaus would slaughter all. there was only one weapon that can kill klaus yet he ran for centuries. angelus didnt yet lots could kill him.

    • Sarnita Goswami says:

      I hear you

  6. meela says:

    Klaus and Lucifer all the way!

  7. anon says:

    Angelus wanted to destroy the world

    The. World.

    I could go on but that basically covers *everything*

    • Phoenix5634 says:

      But he didn’t accomplish much did he ? Lol.

      Klaus is the most feared vampire/ hybrid worldwide, he basically rules the world.

      • anon says:

        I could list point by point what Angelus did, starting by how he killed his sister and father the moment he became a vampire (his grieving young sister thought he came back to them as a “angel” hence the idea for his name)

        But I suggest you watch Buffy & Angel to see for yourself or rewatch because you obviously have forgotten just how evil Angelus was

      • Sarnita Goswami says:

        Dear sister klaus owns the world. N usually destroys what he owns so…yes he must be feared

  8. An easy one. says:

    Choice A: he’s the Devil himself. He killed about a dozen different gods (remember the weird hotel episode?) and his own brother the archangel without even trying. He exploded Castiel, and manipulates people into thinking hes NOT evil (and convinces them to drink demon blood) so he can take over their bodies. He didn’t just try to end the world, he brought on THE apocalypse. The one that was prophesied about thousands of years ago. He IS the epitome of evil. He’s so evil he wasn’t just in hell, he had to be locked in a magical cage in hell. Hopefully you get the point.

    Choice B: Rather than explaining why Angelus is definitely the right choice (It would be another paragraph like the one above) Ill just give you 4 words : The Scourge of Europe. (seriously, Google it. see what comes up.) Besides, Klaus isn’t evil, he’s just misunderstood. (and very violent).

    • heather says:

      “Rather than explaining why Angelus is definitely the right choice (It would be another paragraph like the one above) Ill just give you 4 words : The Scourge of Europe. (seriously, Google it. see what comes up.) Besides, Klaus isn’t evil, he’s just misunderstood. (and very violent). ”

      +1

  9. Jon XVI says:

    Calling it now. Angelus and Kilgrave will face of for “Power Players” title

    • rowan77 says:

      Now THAT’S going to be a tough choice.

      The current battles are easy: Lucifer and Angelus. Don’t even need to explain, it’s that obvious.

  10. Cas says:

    Angelus against Klaus is no fun!

  11. Brigid says:

    Klaus is a douche! Have you ever seen Angelus cry? I’ve seen Klaus cry a bunch of times, he’s more comparable with Spike (a poor mans Spike). Angelus is a sadistic pure evil unrepentant demon. He wins hands down!!!

  12. Jane says:

    This one was really hard, Benjamin Linus vs. the best Lucifer ever. Had to go with Lucifer because Ben Linus repented at the end and Lucifer ahd Ellen and Jo killed.

  13. piebokou says:

    Angelus will eat all of them for breakfast before they could even say “ah”

  14. Katie says:

    I didn’t vote on the first one because I’ve never watched either show. The second one however…Angelus, hands down. That guy had NO soul left in him, he was just straight up cruel, sadistic and played with people’s emotions while reveling in their misery. Klaus at least has the ability to love and have some sort of conscience while Angelus had none! He may not have ended up ruling the world he dang sure came very close to doing it.

  15. cheryl says:

    lucifer got the vote, well he is the devil.. and while klaus is a bad ass he is sometimes kind and gentle. while angelus is true evil. and you said angelus not angel. if angel then it would have to go to klaus cause angel always trys to not harm while klaus will kill or harm for what he thinks is a good reason