2. Walter White (Breaking Bad)
On first glance, Walter White seems like a pushover– this poor high school chemistry teacher has to work part time at a car wash just to make ends meet. Things change once Walt gets diagnosed with cancer, and the meek, nerdy nobody begins making and dealing methamphetamine to save money for his family when he’s gone. What starts as a case of well-meaning crime quickly evolves into Walt becoming an underground druglord, and as he gets addicted more and more to the chaos, he completely ignores the fact that it’s tearing his family apart from the inside out.