7. Matthew Abbadon (Lance Reddick)

When Reddick bounced from <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENTTV000000111" title="The Wire (tv program)" href="/topic/entertainment/television/the-wire-%28tv-program%29-ENTTV000000111.topic">"The Wire"</a> to "Lost" at the start of the latter's fourth season to play a recurring part, it seemed like every TV geek's dream. But when he turned up as a character by the name of "Abbadon" (which is a word for the land of the dead in Jewish writings and a torturing demon in the Bible's Revelation), it became fairly obvious that he wasn't going to be the cuddly corporate recruiter we all thought he would be. Abbadon didn't get used as much as he should have (since <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB005325" title="J.J. Abrams" href="/topic/entertainment/j.j.-abrams-PECLB005325.topic">J.J. Abrams</a> liked Reddick so much he brought him over to "Fringe"), but his handful of appearances are all memorable.<br>
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<b>Finest hour:</b> Abbadon's first appearance, as someone who comes to speak to Hurley in the mental hospital, is all coiled menace, at once terrifying and a fine reminder that leaving the Island doesn't mean you're done with the Island.

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When Reddick bounced from "The Wire" to "Lost" at the start of the latter's fourth season to play a recurring part, it seemed like every TV geek's dream. But when he turned up as a character by the name of "Abbadon" (which is a word for the land of the dead in Jewish writings and a torturing demon in the Bible's Revelation), it became fairly obvious that he wasn't going to be the cuddly corporate recruiter we all thought he would be. Abbadon didn't get used as much as he should have (since J.J. Abrams liked Reddick so much he brought him over to "Fringe"), but his handful of appearances are all memorable.

Finest hour: Abbadon's first appearance, as someone who comes to speak to Hurley in the mental hospital, is all coiled menace, at once terrifying and a fine reminder that leaving the Island doesn't mean you're done with the Island.

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