Another favorite Characters topic. As time changes, some of my favorites got altered. Anyway here are my top 5. Revised.
1. Heero Yuy- Same reason as always. Doesn't need special powers to pwn, android-like capabilities like not sleeping for 5 days or so, superior combat capability in and out of a mobile suit, and just for being so freaking awesome.
2. Ribbons Almark- Face it. If Amuro made it out of UC and into AU, Ribbons Almark would be his perfect role. While he also had me fooled in one whole season, I thought he'd end up as one of the Gundam Meisters or something. Orchestrating a whole war in over 2 seasons while waiting to come out in his pwn Reborns Gundam till the bitter end, Evil Amuro proves that he isn't just pulling the strings. Given his combat skills after not piloting for a long long time, I thought he would be fodder for Setsuna. He's awesome because his skills can match Setsuna's even though he's a bit rusty over the years.
3. Graham Aker- I'm a real sucker for Char clones. And this one is a real American Hero. Not only did he give the Meisters a hard time in Season 1, he is THE personification of Char himself. He made me love Flags. Piloting an underpowered suit and taking on a Gundam with less footing AND managing not only to live but give the Meisters a run for their money, WOW. I couldn't care less when he went backcrap crazy as Mr. Bushido since he redeemed himself in the movie. Rest in peace fellow Flag pilot. I will continue your legacy for you.
4. Marida Cruz- I have a soft spot for pilots with harsh back stories and Marida quickly came to my attention in OVA's 2 and 3. Being a Ple Clone but less annoying, Marida reminds me of a female Heero, which is probably the reason I can relate to her more. Having enhanced capabilities to rival that of Newtypes, she is perfect for the Kshatriya and being the pilot of the most awesome Quebeley/Zaku variation made me love her more.
5. A lot of ties between so many characters XD.