I was originally going to make a thread "Best sociopaths". But then when I was thinking up my list I realized, once you get through the explicit sociopaths like Vilanelle or Dexter, there's a whole lot of debatable inclusions. That was the direction the thread was heading in anyway, so let's make it a debate thread. Let's confine this thread to fictional characters who are human or biologial humanoids. (So vulcans, klingons, dwarves and elves, but no vampires, demons or machines). Also, only ones you think are debatable. And no real humans, because that will make the thread super political immediately. -Greg House: This one is a tough one, because 90% of the time he's written like a sociopath, and I'm pretty sure Hugh Laurie considers him one. But then a lot of the major plot arcs are concluded with acts of self sacrifice. Letting Stacy go, giving up his medical license to be there for Wilson. Almost like there's disagreement among the writing staff whether House really does care for others. Or if he's actually just a narcissist, who is capable of caring for others but only through the lens of his own needs. I would probably vote for narcissism. -The Office: Todd Packer, Ryan, Kelly, Creed, Jan, Robert California It's scary how many candidates there are in The Office for sociopathy. With Todd, California and Creed, it's almost 100% certain. Then with Ryan and Jan, if you look at them in seasons 1-3 you would say clearly no, but if you look at them in later seasons you would say clearly yes. And Kelly you could say is a narcissist but not a sociopath.