Total Nerd The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters  

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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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303 96
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)

2
293 122
Kara Thrace is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica

3
358 128
Gaius Baltar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica

4
214 58
Number Six is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica

5
310 96
Lt. Sharon 'Athena' Agathon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica

6
266 93
Saul Tigh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters

7
255 92
Karl Agathon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica, Battlestar Galactica (The Miniseries)

8
263 112
Lee Adama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica, Battlestar Galactica (The Miniseries)

9
219 95
Sharon
Battlestar Galactica, Battlestar Galactica (The Miniseries)

10
198 102
Samuel T. Anders is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica

11
178 101
Galen Tyrol is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica, Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance

12
195 90
Anastasia Dualla is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica

13
214 177
Laura Roslin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica, Battlestar Galactica (The Miniseries)

14
140 79
Romo Lampkin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters

15
171 96
Felix Gaeta is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica

16
146 104
Leoben Conoy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Leoben Conoy

17
149 95
Sherman Cottle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica

18
149 87
John Cavil is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
John Cavil

19
186 97
Tom Zarek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters

20
108 83
Louanne Katraine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters

21
157 121
Ellen Tigh is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica

22
151 110
Tory Foster is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica

23
76 79
D'Anna Biers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica

24
111 38
Margaret Edmondson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica

25
83 105
Helena Cain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters

26
52 42
Brendan Costanza is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica

27
63 198
Cally Tyrol is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Battlestar Galactica

28
32 25
Kendra Shaw is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
GreggKozloff added Kendra Shaw

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21 43
Alex Quartararo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters

30
43 133
Billy Keikeya is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters