14 of 'The Walking Dead's Best & Worst Villains, Ranked (PHOTOS)

Emily Hannemann

The prison massacre. Hershel’s barn. The Saviors’ run-in with Rick’s group in the forest. Heads on pikes.

What do these events have in common? They were major turning points in The Walking Dead, and saw the deaths of several major characters. But beyond that, they were all brought about by some of the franchise’s most iconic villains—characters that still send shivers down our spines. Unfortunately, though, not all antagonists in this franchise have been created equal.

In anticipation of two of the show’s best baddies to our screens (Alpha and Beta), we ranked 14 of The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead’s main villains from least to most terrifying.

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