April 12, 2024

Every bad guy in Yellowstone is Dexerto

From the Beck Brothers to Caroline Warner, here are ranked all the major Yellowstone villains who have tried to do the Duttons dirty.

With so many vicious enemies trying to get their greedy hands on the Dutton family farm, choosing the best of the best is a daunting task. Fortunately, we did just that.

We’ve picked out the main antagonists in the main Yellowstone series, with a special focus on those who go out of their way to make life miserable for John Dutton and his gang. Some of these people have done everything they can to take him down, from kidnapping children to attacking his ranch hands. Thanks to them, we have some of the best Yellowstone episodes.

We didn’t include questionable characters like Jamie Dutton. This list is for the real opponents who make it their life’s mission to destroy Dutton’s legacy, and who sometimes succeed. (Jamie just doesn’t have it in him!) Here’s our ranking of the Yellowstone villains.


7. Willa Hayes

If you can’t remember who Willa Hayes is, that’s exactly why she’s at the bottom of this list. Willa is Beth’s main enemy for much of Season 3, and arises after Beth plummets Market Equities’ shareholder stock. In revenge, Willa gets Beth fired from her job at Schwartz & Meyer. Ultimately, she is released from her own position of power when Caroline Warner must intervene to complete her task of destroying the Duttons.

Make no mistake: Willa is slick and fearless, which makes her a good opponent in the boardroom. But in the end, she’s easily outdone by the other schemers around her, and her short stint on the show means she’s one of the most forgettable villains.

Seen in: Season 3

Most nasty moment: Fire Beth Dutton.

6. Dan Jenkins

Yellowstone Villains Ranked: Dan Jenkins

Oh, Zane. How come you’re so sweet? Dan Jenkins began his tenure in Yellowstone by being part of a three-way match between himself, John Dutton and Thomas Rainwater. But where Rainwater and Dutton seemingly had a modicum of respect for each other, Jenkins was the slippery one. A man with money on his mind, he has the typical rich man attitude and believes he is perfectly capable of overtaking John Dutton as Montana’s head honcho.

There’s something pathetic about Dan Jenkins, and that’s why there’s such a soft spot for him. His wife runs circles around him with her incredibly unprecedented promiscuity, and he is always defeated by other, better villains. That’s why he’s so low on this list – a great Yellowstone character, yes, only one effective villain? Not so much.

Seen in: Seasons 1-2

Most nasty moment: Nothing major – Dan Jenkins was a bit of a mess.

5. Caroline Warner

Yellowstone Villains Ranked: Caroline Warner

If Yellowstone had a Thanos, it would be Caroline Warner. Other characters hyped her appearance somewhat, so when she finally showed up, fans expected big things. What we get is more of a damp bastard than the biggest bad guy this side of Montana. That’s insane, because on paper Jacki Weaver, in an icy wig, stepping in to accomplish what others can’t would be gold.

But unfortunately, Caroline’s arc is one of the many casualties of Yellowstone’s cancellation. She was clearly meant to be a major villain of grand proportions. But now that Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2 has been rewritten to end the show altogether, it’s hard to imagine Caroline getting any kind of payoff. In an alternate universe, she might have ended up at the top of this list.

Seen in: Seasons 4-5

Most nasty moment: It hasn’t happened yet, and it probably never will.

4. Roarke Morris

Yellowstone Villains Ranked: Roarke Morris

Roarke Morris comes into our lives as Beth Dutton encounters him fully dressed in fishing gear, but he is by far the coolest villain on this list. While most others are dirty villains, Roarke is a man with a plan. He wants Yellowstone, and this sweet, handsome boy will get it any way he can.

His arc may not be as dramatic as some of the others here, but he’s the perfect warrior for Beth. Both are not afraid to show their true colors and collect insults like a game of tennis. Plus, out of everyone on this list, he’s involved in one of the most shocking deaths on the show. In a world full of cowboys, Roarke is the smoothie-drinking moneybag with the perfect hair – a distinction that makes him that much more memorable.

Seen in: Seasons 3-4

Most nasty moment: Hire Wade Morrow and his son to terrorize the Duttons.

3.Wade Morrow

Yellowstone Villains Ranked: Wade Morrow

Wade Morrow is a villain of the most classic kind: a bumbling fool who sticks his hand too far into the snake pit. He also has personal ties to the Duttons, having worked there as an accomplice in his youth. (It even wears the Y brand.) However, after he was charged with theft, he never set foot on Dutton’s property again… until now. When he returns in Yellowstone Season 3, it’s clear he hasn’t learned anything.

As the Duttons’ neighboring rancher, Wade pretty much does one of the worst things anyone can do: attack JD’s ranch hands. Although he and his son Clint are merely lackeys for Roarke Morris, Wade’s history with John Dutton makes this particular storyline so juicy to watch. Especially when the Dutton crew finally gets their hands on him for some well-deserved revenge.

Seen in: Season 3

Most nasty moment: Trampling Teeter and Colby almost to death with his horses.

2. Garrett Randall

Yellowstone Villains Ranked: Garrett Randall

Yellowstone leaned squarely into soap opera tendencies when it introduced the “Jamie’s Secretly Adopted” storyline. The moment Jamie finds out he’s not actually part of the Dutton family tree, all sense of reason disappears. He goes looking for his biological father and finds him in local hangdog Garrett Randall. (Garrett went to prison after killing his birth mother, by the way – that’s important.)

Garrett and Jamie slowly form a bond. But beneath his attempt to connect with his long-lost son, something darker lurks. Garrett wants revenge on John Dutton. For what exactly? Probably because he took his only son from him and raised him under false pretenses. As such, Garrett acts as the devil on Jamie’s shoulder, manipulating him and toying with him without a second thought.

Seen in: Seasons 3-4

Most nasty moment: Ordering a hit for the Dutton family, kicking off one of the most explosive season finales ever.

1. Malcolm and Teal Beck

Yellowstone Villains Ranked: The Beck Brothers

While most of these Yellowstone villains make their way in the world by being corrupt businessmen and devious land developers, the Beck Brothers are the real deal. They are not afraid to do bad deeds the old-fashioned way: by kidnapping people’s grandchildren and handing them over to the militia. Plus, there’s something undeniably campy and delightful about seeing an evil pair of brothers working together.

The Beck Brothers try to pick the Duttons off this earth one by one, and they do it so well. While ultimately still no match for the Duttons, they are by far the worst because they don’t care what happens to their victims. not at all. In a world so occupied by territory and land ownership, the Beck Brothers degenerate into something far more threatening.

Seen in: Season 2

Most nasty moment: Kidnapping Tate in the dark of night and giving him PTSD for the rest of his life.

There you have it: the best Yellowstone villains! To keep up with the latest Yellowstone news, check out our guides to 1923 Season 2 Release Date, 6666, Yellowstone 2024, and Yellowstone 1944.

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