Many members of the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club (Redwood Original) are accustomed to making morally compromising decisions. The club’s first president, Clay Morrow (Ron Perlman) practically lived in shades of gray, often inciting wars with charters and other motorcycle clubs alike. And even when Jax went to the dark side, there was one character that kept his morality. Filip “Chibs” Telford (Tommy Flannagan) originally hailed from Scotland but never forgot his loyalty to the club. This seems to be one of the reasons why fans on Reddit love him.
“[Chibs] and Bobby were the only two truly loyal members imo. Every other character got too wrapped up in their own s*** and caused harm to the club in the process,” posted u/dadhatt. Bobby, unfortunately, died before the show ended, making Chibs the right choice to take over the leadership of the club. And when Juice went so far as to contemplate suicide, Chibs was the only one there to talk him back down.
“He seemed to me to be the least inherently evil with plots, schemes, and selfishness,” stated u/moviesandcats. As they and other Redditors pointed out, Chibs always did the right thing for the club. He questioned Clay when he felt the soul of the club was at stake. And he was the only one who was pure of intention enough to take up the mantle of president after Jax’s death. Though Chibs wasn’t perfect, he was the heart of the club and never allowed himself to be swayed into darkness.