Top 10 TV series criminal masterminds

1. Michael Scofield, Prison Break

An engineer installs himself in a prison he helped design, in order to save his falsely accused brother from a death sentence.

2. Raymond Redington, Blacklist

Reddington is a criminal mastermind, making it to #4 and later to #1 on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, who suddenly turns himself in after 20+ years of evading the FBI.

3. The Professor, Money Heist

A criminal mastermind who goes by “The Professor” has a plan to pull off the biggest heist in recorded history — to print billions of euros in the Royal Mint of Spain.

To help him carry out the ambitious plan, he recruits eight people with certain abilities and who have nothing to lose.

4. Tommy Shelby, Peaky Blinders

Tommy Shelby, a dangerous man, leads the Peaky Blinders, a gang based in Birmingham. Soon, Chester Campbell, an inspector, decides to nab him and put an end to the criminal activities.

5. Assane Diop, Lupin

A retelling of the classic French story about Arsène Lupin, the world-famous gentleman thief and master of disguise.

6. Hannibal Lecter, Hannibal

Will, a criminal profiler with a unique ability, slowly sees his sanity taking a hit. The FBI advises he see Hannibal Lecter, a forensic psychiatrist who is secretly a cannibalistic serial killer.

7. Walter White, Breaking Bad

Walter White, a chemistry teacher, discovers that he has cancer and decides to get into the meth-making business to repay his medical debts. His priorities begin to change when he partners with Jesse.

8. Tommy Egan, Power

Tommy is the deuteragonist serving as a tritagonist in season 1-4, one of the deuteragonists turned final antagonist in season 5 and one of the two main protagonists in season 6.

9. Sully, Top Boy

Sully is a drug kingpin who served as an underboss. He is the deuteragonist of the series, serving as the deuteragonist in Season 1, anti-heroic protagonist in Season 2, the deuteragonist in Season 3 and Season 4.

10. Villanelle, Killing Eve

Being recruited by an intelligence agency puts Eve in the direct path of Villanelle, an assassin. Though the mission is to kill her, the two women find themselves strangely drawn to each other.

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