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    I thought I'd make another thread for the favorites. Mine would have to be Saul Tigh, such an interesting character, classic "Honorable" soldier, yet they had to make him a Cylon, they just had to. He was so cool in the first few episodes then they threw him aside starting at season 2. Admiral Cain was my other favorite. Beautiful, intelligent, ruthless, cunning...she has to be my favorite female charcter. I also liked Jack Fisk and Barry Garner, two traditional military commanders, worthy of commanding Pegasus, yet they were killed off so Lee could get a ship, wow... Colonel Tigh was the next highest ranking officer at the time but they just promote Lee like its nothing, you have to earn your rank(he just got promoted to Major at the time!). Unrealistic at best. Just my thoughts.

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    Roslin. Despite some of the.....morally questionable things she does, she is a really strong character and I've always been more drawn to the political scene in BSG so it's another connection I have with the character. Apart from her, I'd have to say probably number Six. Don't know why but she's a really interesting character, always another side of her you haven't seen yet.

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    My favorite character is Baltar..or Lee I can't decide. Lee is so honor driven and righteous, while Baltar is so smart and dirty. Two things very different and yet I love completely about them.

    lol For a favorite non main character it would have to be Romo Lampkin

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    I definitely like Athena best of all.

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    William Adama and Laura Roslin equally. They're stoners.

    I also have a thing for Cally. Mmmm

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    My favorite character is Kara thrace. to me this is one character that has been extremely well written. solid back story, very diverse, with some well done depth throughout the entire series so far.

    As a female she is easy to identify as a *rebellious youth* trying to find one's way as an adult. A complete and utter screw up when trying to do what she thinks is the right thing but still wanting her cake and eat it too. The epitome of what human beings do every day, day in and day out. the difference? Kara Thrace is willing to look in the mirror and be honest with herself about herself.

    As a versitile young woman, she can hold her own in the air, on the ground, in a fight, on the job and yet has no finesse in romance. Closer to truth than fiction for many young women. She is the quinessential woman. A mystery that doesn't understand why she is a mystery.

    This is a fascinating character to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TameFarrar View Post
    My favorite character is Kara thrace. to me this is one character that has been extremely well written. solid back story, very diverse, with some well done depth throughout the entire series so far.

    As a female she is easy to identify as a *rebellious youth* trying to find one's way as an adult. A complete and utter screw up when trying to do what she thinks is the right thing but still wanting her cake and eat it too. The epitome of what human beings do every day, day in and day out. the difference? Kara Thrace is willing to look in the mirror and be honest with herself about herself.

    As a versitile young woman, she can hold her own in the air, on the ground, in a fight, on the job and yet has no finesse in romance. Closer to truth than fiction for many young women. She is the quinessential woman. A mystery that doesn't understand why she is a mystery.

    This is a fascinating character to me.
    I agree wih you on all points, but it just annoys me that she seems to now everything. (Best Viper pilot, ok, and the then an elite Marine?). Her unpunished insubordination also gets to me, but I guess thats just part of her character.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Crawford View Post
    I agree wih you on all points, but it just annoys me that she seems to now everything. (Best Viper pilot, ok, and the then an elite Marine?). Her unpunished insubordination also gets to me, but I guess thats just part of her character.
    I think the fact that she is such an elaborate failure in her personal life negates all that elitism..at least in the character's own mind and keeps her very down to earth and sometimes even below it if she has to describe herself.
    I think the Admiral has always looked at Kara Thrace as her own worst critic. and worst punisher. Nothing he can do will ever be worse than what she will do to herself. Also I am going to believe that the writers just don't put alot of the punitive tidbits on the screen, but the fact that her file was so thick as well as Tigh's original anomosity with her spoke volumes.

    She is a complete pain in the Mitka (mixing my sci fi shows ) but you want her fighting for you not against you
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    I know this is like my favorite transformer is Optius Prime, but Bill Adama is far and the way the best
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    Sharon,Athena,Boomer......Grace Park is such an incredible actress that is able to play two characters at once with such believability is worth of a Emmy.

    Plus she is just gorgeous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TameFarrar View Post
    but you want her fighting for you not against you
    Agreed. Shes also beautiful to boot.

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    Helo is my absolute favorite of them all but I realy like Lee and Athena too. The Old man (Adama) is a great character as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Crawford View Post
    I thought I'd make another thread for the favorites. Mine would have to be Saul Tigh, such an interesting character, classic "Honorable" soldier, yet they had to make him a Cylon, they just had to. He was so cool in the first few episodes then they threw him aside starting at season 2. Admiral Cain was my other favorite. Beautiful, intelligent, ruthless, cunning...she has to be my favorite female charcter. I also liked Jack Fisk and Barry Garner, two traditional military commanders, worthy of commanding Pegasus, yet they were killed off so Lee could get a ship, wow... Colonel Tigh was the next highest ranking officer at the time but they just promote Lee like its nothing, you have to earn your rank(he just got promoted to Major at the time!). Unrealistic at best. Just my thoughts.
    Tigh's my favorite to and I agree about the suckiness of them making him a Cylon. He's a very complex character, sometimes you want to hate him for how stupid he's acting but at the same time pity him because he's being taken advantage of or just doesn't see what he's doing, then at other times he's just kicking massive ass and you just want to cheer for the guy. He's had such a ****ty life and yet he's still there, he's still standing and he's still badass even at 70. He's also an honourable and moral man who is at his core a good person, despite his superficial shortcomings and character flaws. I love the guy.

    I liked Cain as well, but a lot more before Razor. Razor basically took the worst possible interpretations of everything Fisk accused her of doing and made them the canon truth. Before there was some room for doubt as her circumstances and actions were never shown but after it she comes off looking a lot worse. The "My Lesbian lover turned out to be a Cylon so now I'm nuts" thing was also a lot like her "Cylon Tigh" moment for me, only with a bit less "why'd they even do this" and a lot more "Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!". It was the revelation that she basically did just murder all those people in cold blood with really no especially mitigating circumstances that kind of sunk her for me though.

    Admiral Adama is also another long time favorite of mine and even his *****y son is starting to grow on me after his truely inspired speach in Baltar's trial.

    Six has always been an interesting character and though she's lost a lot of her initial creepiness she's still fun to watch.

    I was also really starting to like Tyrol as well and of course they make him a Cylon to, drat.

    I'm still hoping this whole "we're Cylons" thing is going to turn out to be some sot of elaborate trick/brainwashing left over from new Caprica.

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    6 is mine

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    Lauraaaa, can't you give me some time,
    I got to give myself one more chance. lalala.
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    Laura Roslin. No question about that followed by Bill, Athena and Tigh

    and from the guest star rooster: Romo Lampkin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will Thorne View Post
    Roslin. Despite some of the.....morally questionable things she does, she is a really strong character and I've always been more drawn to the political scene in BSG so it's another connection I have with the character. Apart from her, I'd have to say probably number Six. Don't know why but she's a really interesting character, always another side of her you haven't seen yet.
    I agree with both of your choices for the exact same reasons.
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    The character development in season three has left Baltar my clear favourite.

    Romo Lampkin left a big mark on the show. Heres my speculation. based on the last supper picture and clue I would say that Lee will continue his legal carreer in season 4 as he in a suit and won't be flying again. Lampkin is set to reapair mis season. My guess is we are set up for a Lee vs Lampkin legal duel. That will be sweet. Master vs the apprentice showdown.

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    My favourite character is Roslin- right from the beginning. My thought during seeing the mini was OMGthiswomanisawesome!

    She makes tough choices that I don't always agree with, but I can't help but love her for it because she does it with grace, conviction, and the knowledge of right and wrong. Even though she sometimes crosses the line and does things she hates and we hate to see her do, you know that she never loses her soul for it. My favourite scene in the mini is of her talking to Billy on Colonial One, and she tells him: "I wish it were the least of my worries but our entire species is being wiped out and all I can think is that I have cancer and I'm probably going do die. How selfish is that?"


    Other favourites: Starbuck, Bill Adama, Helo, Baltar, Tigh, Romo Lampkin, Lee, Billy, Chief, and Leoben.....yeah, long list.

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    Tigh up until the point he was revealed to be a cylon

    I also like Roslin for a while, but they did that stupid cancer cure trick with the baby cylon juice and then castrated all the males around her making her look like some uber-feminist leader.

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    Baltar, but only because I would love to be a fly on the wall during some of those scenes in which he's talking to an empty chair/room or getting caught doing "stretches". Like a train wreck, I can't look away.

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