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10 Wicked ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Villains

We count down the HBO series’ most notorious baddies

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In the world of Boardwalk Empire, there's no such thing as clear-cut "good guys" and "bad guys." One of the most sympathetic characters to date, Richard Harrow, is a skilled marksman who has lost count of the number of people he's killed. Married Northside leader Chalky White has sullied his reputation and that of his family by running around with jazz singer Daughter Maitland, his true love. And we'd need a separate article to name every time series protagonist Nucky Thompson has lied, cheated and killed in the space of four seasons. But like Don Draper, Walter White and Tony Soprano before him, we're rooting for Nucky to come out on top, which is why, regardless of his murderous tendencies (at times), he can't necessarily be considered "evil." Still, Atlantic City has been graced with a substantial number of contemptible, charismatic and utterly incendiary gangsters that embody the very definition of the word "villain." As the fourth season wraps up this Sunday, check out our list of Boardwalk Empire's most vile residents, past and present. Sarene Leeds


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