Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Don't lie, we all watched the trial. But even when you put that aside, what actor is more iconic than Johnny Depp? Appearing in films since the Mid 80s, Depp has had a wide variety of roles all across the morality spectrum. He's played heroes, villains and everything in between. But who of these characters is truly the most noble… and who is the most reprehensible? I'm Kyle with WickedBinge. Make sure to grab yourself a mega pint of red wine, because this is Johnny Depp Characters: Good to Evil. As usual, we'll be starting off our list with the most noble character and working our way down. These characters are The Good. Earning our gold medal of good is Ichabod Crane from the Tim Burton film, Sleepy Hollow. Crane is a police constable in the 1790s who is sent upstate to investigate the titular town. Crane is looking to find out the truth behind a myriad of brutal decapitations. Crane is lambasted for his usage of scientific methods, especially when people consider that the killer may be a spirit. Ichabod tries his best to solve the murder, even taking the orphaned child of one of the victims under his wing. Ichabod not only deduces the truth behind someone controlling the horseman but also deduces the truth the victims are all linked by a conspiracy. Of course, all of this turns out to be true and they try to discredit him. Not only does he return the skull to a grateful Horseman but he defeats Van Tassel and saves Sleepy Hollow. Crane is one of Depp's most heroic characters and definitely deserves this spot on the list. Taking the silver medal of good is The Mad Hatter from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland Series. Upon first meeting him, The Hatter becomes a massive asset to Alice's time in Underland. He is a member of the White Queen's resistance against the Red Queen after all of his family is murdered by her people. He helps Alice escape and hide from the Knave but this causes him to be captured in her stead. He forms a special bond with Alice because they are both loners and outsiders and he does a lot to help her on her journey. It is also heavily implied he has some form of Dissociative Identity Disorder, and both Depp and Burton confirm this was a part of their initial idea for the character. Despite being labeled as “mad” it's also implied that he grew mad from mercury poisoning that many hatters suffered a long time ago. Hatter is one of the most helpful and heroic characters on this list and definitely deserves his spot here. Taking our bronze medal of good is The Corpse Bride's Victor Van Dort ranks next on our list. A young Victorian man in an arranged marriage for money, Victor is a nervous wreck at the best of times. Victor ends up in the Land of the Dead after accidentally proposing to a revenant named Emily. Now the thing about this is, despite it being an arranged marriage, Victor and Victoria do love each other, and Victor tries his best to let her down easily, and obviously, that doesn't happen. Throughout all of his time in the Land of the Dead, he tries his hardest to get back to Victoria and be with her. He is even willing to marry Emily and die once he learns that Victoria is marrying Bittern. He brings up the dead to the land of the living and reunites people with their loved ones. In the end, he's even the one who gives Emily her revenge. Victor is the purest example of a guy who is trying his best but always screwing up, it's no surprise he ranks here. The next character on our list is Rango from the film of the same name. Rango was a pet chameleon who gets lost in the desert and comes across the town of Dirt. He was an actor who was great at telling stories, becoming a legend of the west and the lizard with no name. He became the sheriff of Dirt and very quickly let that power get to his head, despite this, he tries to not only bring the water back but save the day. He finds out the truth behind the mayor and tries to convince everyone of this. Sure, he does end up lying to everyone and putting a lot of people in danger, but he was trying his best, and in the end, he managed to save the day, hence his ranking. Coming from 2013's The Lone Ranger, Tonto is next on our list. Tonto is a native American from the Comanche tribe who accidentally led to the death of all of his tribe. Tonto is implied to have some sort of magical abilities as he knew about John's power as a “Spirit Walker”. He even forges a mystical silver bullet believing Cavendish, the man who killed John to be a beast known as a Wendigo. It turns out that as a child, Tonto had saved Cavendish from near-death out of the kindness of his heart, leading Cavendish to kill all of his tribe to keep the location a secret. Tonto deals with great guilt and wants his revenge, but he does his best to help The Lone Ranger during his quest, even telling children the tale of John and his power. Tonto is a good man who is trying to atone for the sins he believed he committed, so it's no doubt he lands here on the list. The next character on our list is the titular Sherlock Gnomes from Sherlock Gnomes. Now as his name implies, he's a garden gnome version of the popular character Sherlock Holmes. He appears early on in the film facing his mortal enemy Moriarty and it becomes clear that he's very similar to his book counterpart. He ends up allowing Juliet and Gnomeo to tag along as he hunts down Moriarty who he thinks survived their previous encounter. Sherlock only really cares about his work, even having broken up with Irene through a letter and only visiting her for work. He's said to be a sworn protector of all gnomes but he does cause some collateral smashing here and there. Sherlock is intensely intelligent for the most part, but he's also shown to be prideful and a workaholic, but he's still a good guy for the most part. Rounding out the good bit of our list is none other than Edward from the titular Edward Scissorhands. Edward is an artificial ageless man created by an unknown inventor. Unable to be finished, Edward has scissors for his hands and is seen as a sort of scary to those who are unaware of him. He became popular due to his ability to give out haircuts to women and dogs alike, and this led to him becoming friends with Kim and her family. Sure, he ends up killing Jim, but it was in self-defense, and he decides to leave behind everyone so as to not hurt them because of this. Yes, Edward suffers from not understanding many social cues or what is the right thing to do in certain contexts. However, we can't blame him, due to being stuck in a castle for decades, it's hard to say if he could have been better, but he definitely deserves this spot on the list. With the good boys out of the way, we can move onto the Gray Area of our list. Starting off the gray area of our list is Barnabas Collins from 2012's Dark Shadows. Collins was a man cursed to become a vampire because he didn't love a witch as she loved him. He was buried for many years and dug up in the modern era, he is shown to become quite attached to his modern family and the wonders of the modern world. He loved a woman named Josette and has a strong obsession with her that carries over into the modern day. He tries his best to fit in, even though he's not used to it, this isn't always the case, however, because he is shown to have a strong dislike to anyone who dares betray him. He shows no forgiveness at the worst of times, especially to the main antagonist, who has tried to ruin his family. Barnabas is prone to moments of rage and anger that get the better of him, but in the end, he's not nearly as bad a person in this adaptation. Much like previous characters on this list, he suffers from not knowing how to interact with people which we can't really hold against him. Up next on our list is Johnny's very first role, Glen Lantz from A Nightmare on Elm Street. Glen was a seventeen-year-old who lived on the iconic Elm Street as one of the teens having nightmares about Freddy Krueger. Glen is part of the group that witnesses Tina's death by Freddy and is told by Nancy to wake her in case she gets pulled into a nightmare. Glen ends up passing out and Nancy berates him for it. After being set up for failure pretty much he ends up killed by Kreuger and never seen again beyond a massive fountain of blood. Glen is a typical dull kind of guy who doesn't know enough to save Nancy or himself, however, he's not malicious, and if anything he's not even dumb enough to cause real problems. He's got a jar of dirt, Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of The Caribbean series ranks next on our list. Jack is a notorious and infamous pirate who has many pirate-related crimes under his belt. He is said to have an enemy in every port and is a cross between a piratical genius and a madman. Jack is also a drunkard, quite often drinking rum even during important moments. Despite his general madness and crazy actions, he is shown to get serious at times when it's necessary, due to focusing mostly on his intelligence. Relying on his intelligence he adhered strongly to the Pirate's Code, the basis for his morality. We won't be getting into it too much, but a shortened version includes: every member of the crew must get a fair portion of the booty, betrayal is punished by death, killing a surrendering foe is unallowed and knowingly sinking other pirates is strictly forbidden. This shows that despite his rough exterior, his general silliness, and his crime-based background, he does have a consistent moral system that he follows, and he definitely deserves his spot. Coming next on our list is Lord Charlie Mortdecai from the self-titled Mortdecai. Mortdecai is a swindler and “art dealer” who starts off the movie accosted by one of his victims. We learn that Mortdecai and his wife have crippling debt that needs to be handled, and an opportunity falls into their lap when a police officer pressures Mortdecai into helping him with an art theft case. Mortdecai and his servant Jock try their best to find out who has the painting, although he gets kidnapped by people who think he has it and accidentally leads to the death of another art dealer named Spinoza. When they find out that a man named Milton Krampf has it, they try to steal it, but this goes horribly wrong, leading to Strago obtaining the fake painting. Charlie ends up obtaining the “real” painting and selling it to the people who kidnapped him earlier, although it is revealed that's another fake. Mortdecai is a loving husband, but he is also highly deceptive, despite all this, his crimes are unimportant at best, hence his ranking. Rounding out the gray area of our list is the titular Gilbert Grape from What's Eating Gilbert Grape. Gilbert is the main character of the film and pretty much the sole caretaker of his younger brother Arnie. Gilbert also took up the role of protecting Arnie and repairing the house that was falling apart, not to mention that his job has grown to be in danger. It becomes quickly obvious that he's not really all that great because he does have an affair with a married woman and is a direct cause of Arnie's aquaphobia after leaving him in the bath all night. He ends up getting close with a woman named Becky, who also becomes close with the rest of his family, however, Gilbert's anger gets the better of him. He assaults and beats up his mentally deficient younger brother, however, he does feel guilty and appalled by that fact. He does eventually get forgiven and even forgives his mother for not being able to provide for her family. He tries his best, and it's commendable, but he's also not really the best person, hence his ranking. But now we go down to the worst of the worst, these are the Bad to Evil. The next character on our list is Willy Wonka from Tim Burton's 2005 Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. Wonka is a reclusive, crazed, candy-obsessed man, who after being betrayed by his employees, shut down his factory. Wonka is shown to be erratic, quick to annoyance, and not one to listen to dissent. However, it is also shown that he is a good boss and generally a good person. Sure, his entire chocolate factory seems like a death trap and it's implied that he might be leading the children to their doom on purpose, but we can see he didn't kill anyone. He's even shown to be quite the good boss when it comes to the Oompa-Loompas, learning their language, paying them in the one thing they actually want, and in one scene you can see that he even built them homes similar to the ones in Loompa-Land. That said… the glaring strike against him is that even though the kids survived… I mean, he really deformed them and didn't really seem to care… And we couldn't in good conscience place outside the bad section. Beginning the Bad section of our list is Axel Blackmar from Arizona Dream. Axel is a fish tagger in New York who is called down to Arizona for his uncle's trophy wedding. He is then ambushed by his family to take over the family business, which he is initially against, but decides to pursue. Axel then starts lusting after a woman named Elaine, trying to fulfill her dream of building a flying machine and rebuilding it multiple times. Somehow he decides the best way to fix this issue is to put Elaine and her stepdaughter Grace out of their misery but he ends up unable to do it. He plays Russian Roulette with Grace but the gun doesn't work and he eventually stops contacting Elaine in general after the death of Leo. He does try to stop Grace from her suicide attempt and ends up promising her that he'll go to Alaska for her. At the end of the film, he breaks into his uncle's Cadillac shop just to sleep there. In the end, the whole film is a very surreal experience and it's hard to judge Axel because it's hard to say how much was even the full story. But he did try to execute two women because he didn't want to continue rebuilding the flying machine, so we do have to rank him quite low.