If you believe in the whole "life is a balance" thing, then you'd know that good cannot exist without evil. In other words, there would be nothing or no one for lawmen to police if the bad boys of the West were not around. Now, we're not necessarily siding with the bad guys here, but they did entertain the heck out of us and kept the good guys on their toes way back when. They were the leaders of gangs, they pillaged and destroyed towns and every now and then, they got the girl. But besides their notorious reputations, could you name them if we showed you a picture?
Admittedly, we only know what some of these guys looked like because of their wanted posters, so don't be too surprised if you see a few in this quiz. All we want you to do here is to match the picture with the name of the outlaw. Sound easy enough, right? Well, it is! Because we've gathered the worst of the worst for this quiz! Do Billy the Kid, Clyde Barrow and Tom Horn Jr. sound familiar?
If any of these names ring a bell, then it's time to take a swing at our quiz. Will you do well enough to make these criminals proud? Or should you consider hiding behind a bar when the outlaws come to town? Let's find out.
Billy the Kid, born Henry McCarty, was an American gunfighter and Old West outlaw who was famed for participating in New Mexico's Lincoln County War.
Jesse James, leader of the James-Younger gang, was an American bank and train robber, outlaw, and guerrilla who took part in the 1864 Centralia Massacre.
The Apache Kid was a White Mountain Scout later turned rebel who was active throughout the late 19th and possibly early 20th centuries.
Geronimo was a leader of the Chiricahua Apache tribe who, along with other bands of the tribe, carried out several raids against the U.S and Mexican military campaigns.
John Wesley Hardin was an American gunfighter and Old West outlaw who, during his life of crime, claimed to have killed 42 men.
James Miller was an American Old West professional killer and outlaw who was frequently referred to as "Killer Miller," "Killin' Jim" and "Deacon Jim."
Bonnie Parker was the other half of the famous duo, "Bonnie & Clyde," who was killed alongside her partner in a police shootout.
Clyde Barrow was an American criminal who, at the time of his death, was believed to have killed several citizens, including at least nine police officers.
Thomas Coleman Younger was an American Confederate guerrilla who, along with Jesse James, was the leader of the James-Younger gang.
Fred Waite was a Chickasaw cowboy and a member of Billy the Kid's gang who later on lived as a law-abiding citizen.
Zip Wyatt, born Nathaniel Ellsworth, was a notorious Oklahoma outlaw who took part in several robberies with the Doolin-Dalton Gang.
Harry Alonzo Longabaugh, nicknamed the "Sundance Kid," was a member of the American Old West outlaw gang, Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch.
James Averell was a Wyoming cattle rustler who, along with his girlfriend, "Cattle Kate," were wrongfully labeled as outcasts and lynched in 1889.
Pearl Hart was a Canadian-born outlaw who, on May 30, 1899, committed one of the last known stagecoach robberies in the U.S.
Butch Cassidy was an American Old West bank robber and train robber who led a gang of criminals called the "Wild Bunch."
Sam Bass was a 19th-century outlaw and train robber who, along with a gang, robbed a train of $60,000.
Belle Starr, born Myra Maybelle Shirley Reed Starr, was an American outlaw who was associated with the notorious Jesse-Younger gang.
William Brocius, nicknamed Curly Bill Brocius, was an American robber, rustler and outlaw cowboy who operated in the early 1880s.
Clay Allison was a cattle broker, cattle rancher and gunfighter who frequently engaged in one-on-one knife and gun fights with citizens and lawmen.
Henry Newton Brown was an American gunman who served both as a lawman and outlaw during the 19th century American Old West.
Wyatt Earp was a deputy sheriff and gambler who participated in the famous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
John King Fisher was an American gunslinger who was murdered in 1884 during an ambush in San Antonio, Texas.
Dallas Stoudenmire was a 19th century Old West gunfighter and lawman who was notorious for his deadly reputation.
Cherokee Bill, born Crawford Goldsby, was an outlaw who murdered eight men and, along with his gang, committed several crimes.
James Butler Hickok, also known and "Wild Bill" Hickok, was an American folk hero who took part in several shootouts.
Robert Ford was a 19th-century outlaw and gang member who was responsible for the murder of his gang leader, Jesse James, for a reward.
Joseph Isaac Clanton, also known as Ike Clanton, was a member of the outlaw group, "The Cowboys," who frequently clashed with the lawmen.
John Selman was a part-time outlaw and working lawman who was responsible for the death of gunfighter John Wesley Hardin.
Jim Miller was an outlaw and professional killer.
Tom Ketchum, also known as "Black Jack," was a cowboy turned criminal who, prior to his execution in 1901, committed several train robberies.
Ben Kilpatrick was an American bank and train robber and member of the Wild Bunch gang led by Elzy Lay and Butch Cassidy.
Johnny Ringo was an Old West gunslinger and criminal who took part in the Mason County War from 1875 to 1876.
John Henry "Doc" Holliday was a good friend of Wyatt Earp. He took part in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.