Image Credit: Prashant Gupta/FX; John P. Johnson/HBOCombing through EW’s list of the 100 Greatest Characters of the Last 20 Years, we found the 25 Biggest Badasses and put them in a line-up. Check them out here, then tell us if there’s someone you’d liked to see make the badass cut who is — or isn’t — on that countdown of the greatest characters since 1990. We’ve got Vic Mackey, Alonzo Harris, Tyler Durden, Omar Little, Tony Soprano, Dexter Morgan, John Locke, Don Draper, Captain Jack Sparrow, Jack Bauer, Neo, Sydney Bristow, Sarah Connor, Kara “Starbuck” Thrace, Sue Sylvester, and Amanda Woodward covered (to name a few).
I’d have to nominate Raylan Givens, the deputy U.S. Marshal first seen in the ’90s Elmore Leonard novels Pronto and Riding the Rap and the 2000 short story Fire in the Hole, now being portrayed by Timothy Olyphant in the FX series Justified. I’ll also throw out Eric Northman, who first appeared in author Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire/Sookie Stackhouse series in 2001, and is now played by Alexander Skarsgard on HBO’s True Blood (and on the cover of EW’s new issue).