It's Joffrey Baratheon!
The competition was fierce (and evil!), but the results are in: crossbow-happy tween sociopath Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones) is the most evil character on television. The little stinker claimed a well-deserved 24.56% of the vote!
A couple of you explained your reasoning in the comments:
“Definitely Joffery! Evil and vile as descriptors are too mild to be used for him.”
“Joffrey by a landslide, he had all those children murdered!”
Yes, Joffrey is pretty awful. He didn't give up his Iron Throne of malice without a fight, though! For a while, it looked like The Walking Dead’s The Governor was pulling ahead. As one fan put it in the comments: “The governor is the nicest so he is the most evil.”
Despite recent events on the series, Once Upon a Time’s Cora Mills (The Queen of Hearts) pulled in at third with 13.33%, although maybe things would have worked out differently if there were more OUAT options! As a fan pointed out in the comments: “How come Regina/The Evil Queen and Mr.Gold/ Rumpelstiltskin aren't on this list? Come on they are EVIL too!”
Unsatisfied with the results? Want to turn this poll around for next time? Be our guest and keep on voting!