Here at REELZ, we have been watching a lot of our daytime programming, and after seeing the true-crime stories featured on Snapped, Solved and Solved: Extreme Forensics, we were amazed at how likable and upstanding murderers can be. But maybe it shouldn't be a surprise, considering how many of our favorite fictional killers are charming and empathetic. In honor of all those upstanding murderers, we bring you our top seven fictional characters who have had some experience with homicide.
The total count of lives taken by the hands of Walter White gets pretty high when you factor in the group of Neo-Nazis he hired to kill off nine witnesses and one lawyer who were former employees of drug lord Gus Fring. Don’t forget the many deaths he is indirectly responsible for.
Why we like him: The reason we root for the great Walter White may have something to do with the fact that we know that underneath the hard shell that is Heisenberg is a loving husband and a doting father. He came into this business to utilize his expertise as a chemist to have enough money to last his family a lifetime and put his kids through college after he learns he has stage 4 lung cancer. Thankfully, the cancer is not what took him, and he managed to kill another round of drug dealers before meeting his fate.
The Bride is among the greatest examples of the saying “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” After escaping her former life as a killer, she wakes from a coma and becomes a woman on a mission to seek revenge on the man who gunned down her fiancé and find her missing baby. MORE >>
Why we like her: The Bride is the epitome of girl power. She was set to change her ways and create a family of her own until one man destroyed her hopes and dreams for a better life. This is a story of a woman who had a chance at happiness ripped away from her on her wedding day. Who wouldn’t empathize with her? She is a strong woman who refuses to back down from a fight in revenge for those she loved and lost. We cheer for the bride in her revenge efforts even as she takes the lives of the many people who try to stand in her way.