20 Best TV Characters of 2016

From bat-wielding bad guys to hipster-stoner sidekicks, these were the small-screen heroes and villains that made our year

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Agent Dom DiPierro, 'Mr. Robot'
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Agent Dom DiPierro, 'Mr. Robot'

How can you make an audience root against a revolution? That was the task that Grace Gummer had to shoulder as the driven young FBI agent Dom DiPierro, arguably the main antagonist of Mr. Robot's bleak, brilliant second season. A Sherlock Holmes for the millennial set, this fed kept following the money as the show's hacker group fsociety led her to deeper and deadlier territory. Yet her drive and determination slipped when we saw her at home: Achingly alone with nothing but tech gadgets and cybersex for companionship, she was at the center of the season’s most striking portraits of urban alienation. STC

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