Prison Break: Ranking The Fox River 8

They broke out of the frying pan and into the fire, but which of them was the best?

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Prison Break first aired all the way back in 2005, and it was hard not to become immediately hooked.

It had it all: the love of two brothers as its emotional core, conspiracy, violence, and tattoos.

As the many twists and turns of the first season continued to unfold, we found ourselves wondering just who would make it out of Fox River.

In the end, eight men made it out, even if they weren't all the ones we'd been hoping for.

Some went on to prove that they really did deserve that second chance at freedom, and others proved that sometimes it pays to be selfish.

Some made shocking and emotional departures, while others have limped on, proving themselves survivors despite all the odds.

This is one of the things that makes Prison Break so great, even if the actual titular break was out of the way after the first season. They may have gotten out of Fox River, but all learn one way or another that there are many types of prison they might find themselves in.

Here's the Fox River 8, ranked. Spoilers abound.

8. John Abruzzi

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John Abruzzi was an interesting character in the first season of Prison Break.

His mafia tactics inside Fox River were constantly at odds with Michael's better judgement, but Abruzzi was a necessary - and incredibly helpful - part of the escape plan.

He was the sort of villain that viewers could love, because he had a human side as well as a ruthless criminal mentality.

Despite his wealth and his implied experience at escaping the law, Abruzzi was the first of the Fox River 8 to be caught.

Seeing him choose death over recapture was a fitting end for the character, and it served to underline the reasons that each of the men had made their escape from Fox River to begin with.

Stormare managed to portray Abruzzi as respectable, terrifying, and more than a little disgusting all at once with ease, and it's a performance that's not easy to forget.

Even years later, it's hard to think of the name Abruzzi without hearing Stormare's unique accent echoing through the deepest recesses of your memory.

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