7 ‘Yellowstone’ Characters We Wouldn’t Want to Mess With (PHOTOS)

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John Dutton (Kevin Costner)

He’s John Dutton. Need we say more? Just look at his conversation with Dan (Danny Huston) at the beginning of the season. After Dan’s near-hanging, John warned the other man that he won’t be cut down next time.

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Kayce Dutton (Luke Grimes)

Kayce was the one to hang Dan in the Season 1 finale, and he was also the one to take care of the bodies of the men Malcolm sent after Beth.

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Rip Wheeler (Cole Hauser)

If a mess needs cleaning up, it’s Rip who steps up. If a problem needs to be taken care of or someone’s in danger — like the men responsible for Jimmy’s grandfather’s death or when Malcolm sent men after Beth — he’s the one who intervenes. He can cover up a death (like Sarah’s) just as easily as he can cause one (like the men in Beth’s office).

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Malcolm and Teal Beck (Neal McDonough and Terry Serpico)

As they’ve proven this season, you don’t want to mess with them. And when one of them makes a promise, he follows through. After all, Malcolm said he’d go after the one John loves the most, and at the end of the penultimate episode, it looked like he’d followed through because Tate was missing.

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Beth Dutton (Kelly Reilly)

Perhaps what makes Beth so dangerous is that she knows exactly where to hit so it’ll hurt the most. We see that in her conversations with Jamie, her reaction to the men attacking her, and her takedown of Veronique.

Wes Bentley as Jamie Dutton in Yellowstone - Season 2, Episode 7 - 'Resurrection'
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Jamie Dutton (Wes Bentley)

The problem with Jamie is he reacts without thinking. When Sarah refused to back down, he chased after her and slammed her head into her car before strangling her to death. He’s not equipped for those sorts of messes — he needed Rip to help clean that one up — but he still finds himself in them.

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[Warning: The below and gallery above contain MAJOR spoilers for Season 2, Episode 9 of Yellowstone, “Enemies by Monday.”]

If there’s one thing these two seasons of Yellowstone have taught us, it’s that you don’t want to get on the bad sides of most of these characters.

Take, for instance, Beth’s (Kelly Reilly) actions after Monica (Kelsey Asbille) was humiliated just because of the color of her skin when she went into a shop. Look at how Jamie (Wes Bentley) reacted when Sarah refused to back down. Look at everything Malcolm (Neal McDonough) has done this season.

And those are just a few examples. Click through the gallery above to see the most dangerous characters on the drama series.

Yellowstone, Season 2 Finale, Wednesday, August 28, 10/9c, Paramount Network