In any good story, there are heroes and villains. These characters make up the fabric of a fictional universe, and their battles of will and fights for power generally constitute any story’s most memorable moments. The Walking Dead is no different. Since its inception, it’s introduced dozens of antagonists to battle Rick, Daryl, Michonne, Maggie, and the rest of our favorite survivors.
The Walking Dead‘s villains come in all shapes and sizes. Often, what makes them so compelling is that their motives make sense. We want to hate them, but find ourselves seeing their point of view. Well, some of the time, anyway. The fact that they’re not painted in black and white (at least not on TV) gives the series an extra layer. It makes a TV show about a zombie apocalypse feel at least a little bit realistic. And it gives us a reason to tune in, to see if good will win out over evil. Here are the 10 best Walking Dead villains so far.