Inside Lucious Lyon's Villainous DNA

In the glorious world of TV, Empire's Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) is in good company. He’s like J.R. Ewing, Walter White, Frank Underwood, Tywin Lannister and Erica Kane all rolled into one. In time for the season-one finale of Empire, here’s a breakdown of Lucious’ villainous DNA through other small-screen baddies we love to loathe. 

If highly effective people have seven habits, highly effective television villains have seven sins. Let’s take a look: