March BADness: Norman Bates vs. Pelant, Joe Carroll vs. Dexter Morgan in Bloody Easter Sunday Brawls

It’s. About. To Go. Down. With fisticuffs, firearms and deliciously brutal one-liners.

We’re officially in Round 3 of TVLine’s March BADness Bracket Tournament, and the small screen’s greatest villains will not rest until they’ve reduced their rivals to a pile of ashes (or suffered the same fate themselves).

Yes, we’re down to just 16 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.

Over the next week, 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 3 voting will be open for 24 hours), then hit the comments to justify your picks.

Our latest matchups include Joe Carroll from The Following against Dexter‘s Dexter Morgan, and Bones‘ Pelant versus Norman Bates from Bates Motel.

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 week to see how March BADness plays out. Now ready, set, vote!