March BADness

March BADness Tourney: Gemma Teller vs. Gus Fring! Tony Soprano vs. T-Bag!

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 Gemma Teller Morrow from Sons of Anarchy versus Gus Fring of Breaking Bad, and Prison Break‘s T-Bag against The Sopranos‘ Tony Soprano.

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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12 Comments
  1. JenRar says:

    T-Bag is SO “badder” than Tony Soprano. T-Bag was a rapist — both women and children — and had not a shred of good in him. *shivers* Loved to hate the character. Can’t believe he’s not winning.

  2. Phoenix5634 says:

    Gus Fring

  3. Hellas13 says:

    Gus vs. Gemma can be a Final 4 match-up… Should be.

    • Rob TO says:

      I honestly don’t really get why Gemma is even in this tournament. The only really bad thing that Gemma did was kill Tara and she really only did that because she didn’t have all the facts about what happened. She was disgusted when she found out that Tara didn’t actually rat on SAMCRO.

      • Camilla says:

        Yeah, I don’t think she’s the psychopath people paint her out to be. She compartmentalized a lot of the things she did to justify her horrible actions but she’s felt remorse over the bad things she did. It clearly haunted her until her last breathe. Was she and anti-heorine turned into antagonist? Of course, but idk if she fits the villain category when everyone in her show also did absolutely disgusting things. But only Gemma gets called out. I wonder why. I don’t think Gemma’s actions are justifiable but context does matter.

  4. Mr. Tran K says:

    Gus Fring over Gemma

  5. danoregon says:

    The more I think about it, this is Gemma’s easy. She kills her husband, kills her daughter in law – doesn’t get much worse than that.
    Gus Fring was responsible for some bad stuff, but really he just wanted to run a business cleanly. He would have been fine if he didn’t have to kill anyone.

    • Rob TO says:

      Killing Tara was a death that she felt remorseful for after she did it because she didn’t know the facts. And she was complicit in JT’s death, but Clay was the one that had his brake line cut. Clay is really the better person to represent this show in this tournament, not Gemma because she’s not really a villain. Gus on the other hand is a horrible human being.

      I wonder how this tournament could have played out if Walter White was in this tournament?

  6. kayell says:

    Never watched Sopranos or Prison Break, but Robert Knepper is the ultimate villian, he embodies bad ass. Whenever a show needs a memorable antagonist, Robert Knepper. Gus Fring on the other poll, no question.

  7. Tony Soprano was a tortured, lovable bad guy. But he wasn’t evil.