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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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257 83
William Adama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
William Adama Battlestar Galactica: Razor Flashbacks, Battlestar Galactica, Battlestar Galactica (The Miniseries)

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185 43
Number Six is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Number Six Battlestar Galactica

3
314 105
Gaius Baltar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Gaius Baltar Battlestar Galactica

4
245 105
Kara Thrace is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Kara Thrace Battlestar Galactica

5
278 82
Lt. Sharon 'Athena' Agathon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Lt. Sharon 'Athena' Agathon Battlestar Galactica

6
233 76
Saul Tigh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters

7
226 77
Karl Agathon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Karl Agathon Battlestar Galactica, Battlestar Galactica (The Miniseries)

8
236 88
Lee Adama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Lee Adama Battlestar Galactica, Battlestar Galactica (The Miniseries)

9
201 75
Sharon
Sharon "Boomer" Valerii Battlestar Galactica, Battlestar Galactica (The Miniseries)

10
183 83
Samuel T. Anders is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Samuel T. Anders Battlestar Galactica

11
179 72
Anastasia Dualla is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Anastasia Dualla Battlestar Galactica

12
147 94
Galen Tyrol is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Galen Tyrol Battlestar Galactica, Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance

13
131 86
Leoben Conoy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Leoben Conoy

14
153 81
Felix Gaeta is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Felix Gaeta Battlestar Galactica

15
119 68
Romo Lampkin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters

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173 80
Tom Zarek is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters

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167 164
Laura Roslin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Laura Roslin Battlestar Galactica, Battlestar Galactica (The Miniseries)

18
125 88
Sherman Cottle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Sherman Cottle Battlestar Galactica

19
139 77
John Cavil is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
John Cavil

20
150 96
Ellen Tigh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Ellen Tigh Battlestar Galactica

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101 69
Louanne Katraine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters

22
147 91
Tory Foster is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Tory Foster Battlestar Galactica

23
106 25
Margaret Edmondson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Margaret Edmondson Battlestar Galactica

24
60 69
D'Anna Biers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
D'Anna Biers Battlestar Galactica

25
68 95
Helena Cain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters

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46 31
Brendan Costanza is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Brendan "Hot Dog" Costanza Battlestar Galactica

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53 182
Cally Tyrol is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
Cally Tyrol Battlestar Galactica

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26 12
Kendra Shaw is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters
GreggKozloff added Kendra Shaw

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17 28
Alex Quartararo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters

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28 122
Billy Keikeya is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Battlestar Galactica Characters