March BADness

March BADness: Hannibal Lecter vs. Joe Carroll! Plus: Dexter Killers Face Off!

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 for these matchups will be open for 60 hours), then hit the comments to justify your picks.

Our latest matchups include Hannibal Lecter of Hannibal versus Joe Carroll from The Following, and Dexter‘s worst — Trinity Killer and Dexter Morgan — going head-to-head.

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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16 Comments
  1. fatalsin says:

    Man it killed me to go against dexter…. but trinity was just so awesomely bad!

  2. Hurley says:

    Hannibal has to win this thing March villain thing:

  3. Mr. Tran K says:

    I voted for both Hannibal Lecter and the Trinity Killer. Have a feeling it’s going to be Hannibal to the very end.

  4. Wordsmith says:

    The whole point of Dexter season four was showing that the Trinity Killer was a badder villain than Dexter.

  5. Sharon says:

    I’m still afraid of John Lithgow!

  6. nabocane says:

    Hannibal/Carroll? Playa, please!

  7. adabyssum says:

    Although I like Joe tremendously, Hannibal needs to win this :)

  8. Hellas13 says:

    A character on Dexter is beating Dexter? Really?!?

  9. I vote Dexter says:

    The trinity killer was a pathetic, mueling loser. John Lithgow did a fine job, but Dexter all the way.

    Hannibal will definitely win his half of the brackets(which he should). Probaly going up against Angelus or Lucifer. And by probably I mean hopefully.

  10. TV villains? dexter was never a villain. yes he was a serial killer but this was his story. he was the anti-hero. trinity is a villain. as opposed to say, hannibal. Hannibal was the name of the show but hannibal was the villain to will graham’s hero.

  11. mooshki says:

    I sense shenanigans! Last time I was here, Hannibal was winning by a landslide. Now Joe Carroll has pulled ahead? On what planet is he scarier than Hannibal?

  12. Jo Newark says:

    There is a bot or something being used here. No one loves Joe Carroll that much!