Eve Harper - She is a joy to see in action, always taking charge of a situation and keeping people who clearly hate each other and the world at large in check thanks to her charisma and her impressive arsenal.
Jose Hernandez - He keeps being one of the characters who improve the most. Each thread he is in he evolves a little bit more.
Sid Renen - The Kickmaster has seen a growth in notoriety, being part of some big threads, after his humble beginnings as a character in Inazuma Gakuen.
Derek Van Dercycle - I love how much of a jerkass he can be, while keeping childish wonder and charisma thanks to his supporting cast and his backstory adding an extra layer of drama.
Yuu Arachne - The actual brain, or at least the only functioning one, among the Dolls. She isn't just the leader, she is the moral compass. A deeply interesting character split between morality and loyalty.
Haruko Miyata - "The Adventurer" and glue that keeps a lot of relationships together. More than once her actions were the catalyst for the solution in conflicts and battles. Her inner struggle with Yamiko added some needed edge to her character.
Martha Arachne - The dumb muscle of the dolls. Just utterly enjoyable as a character, always impulsive, always abrasive and always aggressive. Predictability makes her good, but when she goes off script she is brilliant.
Alexander Stevenson - Deadpan, honesty, versatility. Those are his main virtues and he knows how to get the most out of them. He is funny, creepy and interesting in equal measure. His inner monologue is up there with the greats in the forum.
Yamiko- Yamiko captures the balance of humor and horror I never got with Patches and still struggle with when writing Huntsman beautifully. She's just a creatively sadistic, charmingly crass thug, a perfect counterbalance to the clever, creative Haruko.
Amelia- Another perfect counterbalance, this one to her sister Alexis. But more than that, Amelia is likably down to earth. She's not super wealthy like much of the cast, instead working at a crappy job with a heap of troubles. Very relatable, something uncommon amid my army of weird clowns.
Callis- Not much needs to be said about Callis. He's Callis! The purest hero without being boring. His endless kindness and bottomless lack of self esteem combine into a character I'm always happy to see.
Goemon- One of two beautifully boisterous heroes on this list. Goemon is an overflowing fountain of friendliness, and the running joke of the B movies he was in is delightful.
Leora- Even more pure than Callis, Leora should be insufferable. But there's something about her bottomless optimism and stupid jokes that always delights me. Keep getting away with your Mary Sue, Waybig. I don't know how you do it.
Lance- Lance is a special sort of villain. He's not just a parody of an old character, he's charming and interesting as a villain in his own right. His utter delusional devotion is top notch.
Ash- The other boisterous bruiser on the list. Nobody loves herself more than Ash, and we love her too. She's an unflappable force of self-promotion and always a delight.
Gen - The old boisterous bruiser who always kept getting up no matter how hard he was beaten down by his sadistic creator. As he's shown in Treasure, even presumed death can't really keep him down. That's a level of determination even Frisk would be proud of.
Rin - Gen's sister perhaps isn't as experienced as her brother, but she has shown an earnestness and willingness to work hard. She didn't go through hell yet, but whatever fire she'll eventually be thrown into, I'm pretty sure she'll muster just as much determination as her brother and walk out of it with grace and dignity that's only befitting a proper Japanese lady.