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The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters 

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Updated June 8, 2017 9k votes 1k voters 16.7k views 30 items

List Rules Just the 2004 Ron Moore reboot of the show for this list, please.

This list icludes the best 'Battlestar Galactica' characters ever. When they rebooted 'Battlestar Galactica' as a real sci-fi drama, some fans were skeptical. I loved Dirk Benedict and Richard Hatch as much as the rest of them, but the reboot blew me away. And while the show may have had a few rough patches in its story-telling, the characters remained more awesome with every new episode. I dare say that BSG is one of the best sci-fi television series' of all time. Vote for your faves on this list, and add any I missed.

The 'Battlestar Galactica' reboot boasted a lot of fantastic, truly memorable characters. It's pretty hard to choose one over the other, in some cases, but that's exactly what I want everyone to do. Whether it's a character you love to hate (Gaius Baltar, anyone?) or characters you admire for their unflinching devotion to keeping everyone safe (Admiral William Adama and Lt. Kara "Starbuck" Thrace), the decisions aren't easy ones. I leave it up to you, fellow BSG fans. And remember, this list is only for characters from the reboot, circa 2004 to 2009.

For more BSG goodness, check out these lists of all the 'Battlestar Galactica' episodes as well as this list of the 'Battlestar Galactica' cast list (from season one, on).
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Gaius Baltar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
James Callis
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William Adama is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Edward James Olmos
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Lt. Sharon 'Athena' Agat... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
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Saul Tigh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
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Number Six is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Tricia Helfer
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Kara Thrace is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Katee Sackhoff
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Karl Agathon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Tahmoh Penikett
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Lee Adama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Jamie Bamber
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Samuel T. Anders is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Michael Trucco
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Anastasia Dualla is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Kandyse McClure
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Sharon "Boomer"... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
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Galen Tyrol is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Aaron Douglas
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Tom Zarek is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Richard Hatch
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Felix Gaeta is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Alessandro Juliani
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Laura Roslin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Mary McDonnell
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Tory Foster is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Rekha Sharma
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Sherman Cottle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Donnelly Rhodes
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Romo Lampkin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Mark Sheppard
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Margaret Edmondson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Leah Cairns
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John Cavil is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
John Cavil
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Ellen Tigh is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Kate Vernon
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Leoben Conoy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Leoben Conoy
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Louanne Katraine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Luciana Carro
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D'Anna Biers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Lucy Lawless
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Brendan Costanza is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters