Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad
If there’s one show on television that raises questions about ethical decisions and redemption, it’s AMC’s Breaking Bad. The entire show is based on Walter White’s constant descent from “Mr. Chips to Scarface,” as creator Vince Gilligan puts it. Walt has constantly had Jesse as his right hand man, with a few short exceptions caused by Jesse wanting to get out of the ludicrous drug world. This is precisely what separates Jesse from the rest of the characters in the show. While it is indisputable that Jesse has done plenty of things considered ethically questionable, he is the one character who is genuinely remorseful. Walt, Mike, Saul, and Skyler all struggle, but are ultimately okay with what they do because they feel that it’s justifiable. Jesse, on the other hand, never becomes so callous to the world that he forgets to truly feel. This is a huge deal for Jesse, because at the start of the series he was just a no-good kid looking to make money and live the good life in the drug world. At this point in the series, his fate is still up for dispute, depending on how the other character arcs are resolved.