17. Cristine Rose as Angela Petrelli on Heroes

The matriarch of the superpowered Petrelli clan can be loving in one instant and a Lady MacBethian ice queen the next. Angela's actions and agendas routinely wavered, much like the sloppy Heroes itself, but the trait that stayed constant was her desire to see her eldest son, Nathan (Adrian Pasdar), ascend to the highest power possible: the presidency. At one point, she used her youngest son, Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) to nuke half of New York, a cost that she was more than willing to live with.