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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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William Adama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica: Razor Flashbacks, Battlestar Galactica, Battlestar Galactica (The Miniseries)

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393 132
Gaius Baltar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica

3
242 62
Number Six is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica

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340 98
Lt. Sharon 'Athena' Agathon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica

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301 127
Kara Thrace is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica

6
296 95
Karl Agathon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica, Battlestar Galactica (The Miniseries)

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283 96
Saul Tigh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters

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276 119
Lee Adama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica, Battlestar Galactica (The Miniseries)

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230 98
Sharon
Battlestar Galactica, Battlestar Galactica (The Miniseries)

10
229 110
Samuel T. Anders is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica

11
232 93
Anastasia Dualla is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica

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185 104
Galen Tyrol is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica, Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance

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226 182
Laura Roslin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica, Battlestar Galactica (The Miniseries)

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159 96
Sherman Cottle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica

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148 82
Romo Lampkin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters

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153 107
Leoben Conoy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Leoben Conoy

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179 100
Felix Gaeta is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica

18
219 102
Tom Zarek is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters

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158 89
John Cavil is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
John Cavil

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183 117
Tory Foster is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica

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114 89
Louanne Katraine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters

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165 127
Ellen Tigh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica

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85 97
D'Anna Biers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica

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120 41
Margaret Edmondson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica

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87 109
Helena Cain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters