Every Breaking Bad Villain Ranked From Worst To Best

From kingpins to small-time dealers - which Breaking Bad villains were the best?

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Breaking Bad will always be remembered as one of TV's most outstanding titles. Whether you're a fan or not, it's impossible to deny that Vince Gilligan's unique series was a massive player in the rejuvenation of TV and one of the first examples of a show that felt genuinely cinematic.

This all came together thanks to the brilliant writing, cinematography and unforgettable characters.

The series was famed for its gritty and complex protagonists, who walked the line between heroic and flawed perfectly. Watching characters like Walter White and Jesse Pinkman navigate the crime riddled land of methamphetamine production was extremely tense and carried the narrative well.

However, a hero is only as good as their villain, and it's safe to say that Breaking Bad had its fair share of antagonists.

Each major villain symbolised the point Jesse and Walter were at in their criminal careers, and they all posed a different kind of threat to overcome. However, some of these bad guys were better than others, and ranking them from worst to best can help explore what each of these criminals brought to the table.

So let's take a look at Breaking Bad's biggest baddies, and see which ones outrank the rest.

This list will contain spoilers.

10. Krazy-8

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Sadly for him, Krazy-8 was not particularly memorable as a threat and is a relatively easy villain to rank at the bottom. Instead of being a significant hurdle for the early days of Heisenberg and Pinkman, he was more of a stepping stone for Walt's character development, and sadly this made him feel pretty insignificant.

Despite being at the bottom, he still played an important part in the show, as Krazy-8 was the first victim that Walter killed - although it was in self defence. Walter's plummet into immortality can be traced back to this, as despite not being a cold-blooded kill, it was still the moment that he crossed the point of no return.

Despite the fact that Krazy-8 was undoubtedly intimidating, and his influences could have brought the whole operation crashing down, he ended up being bested rather easily. In fact, he was killed and defeated by Walt and Jesse before they even became accustomed to the criminal lifestyle, making him seem like a real small time player not just in the drug riddled world of New Mexico, but the show itself.

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