In the final round, our readers have determined that the greatest hero in screen science fiction is Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek. I did not point out statistical upsets during the voting this time in case in biased the results, but it is interesting to compare the brackets to the order the characters fell into in round one, shown below. Note that only one of the initial “top four” actually made it into the final “top four.” In the comments, please point out the villains who should appear in our next tournament.

  1. Ellen Ripley (Alien)
  2. Malcolm Reynolds (Firefly)
  3. River Tam (Firefly)
  4. Sarah Connor (Terminator)
  5. Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek)
  6. Spock (Star Trek)
  7. James Tiberius Kirk (Star Trek)
  8. Doctor (10th Incarnation, David Tennant, Doctor Who)
  9. Montgomery ‘Scotty’ Scott (Star Trek)
  10. Doctor (4th Incarnation, Tom Baker, Doctor Who)
  11. Sarah Jane Smith (Doctor Who)
  12. Hikaru Sulu (Star Trek)
  13. G’Kar (Babylon 5)
  14. Susan Ivanova (Babylon 5)
  15. Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars)
  16. Hoban “Wash” Washburn (Firefly)
  17. Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy (Star Trek)
  18. Inara Serra (Firefly)
  19. Doctor (11th Doctor, Matt Smith incarnation)
  20. Han Solo (Star Wars)
  21. William Adama (Battlestar Galactica)
  22. Kaylee Frye (Firefly)
  23. Zoe Washburn (Firefly)
  24. Shepherd Derrial Book (Firefly)
  25. River Song (Doctor Who)
  26. Samantha Carter (Stargate)
  27. Teal’c (Stargate)
  28. R2-D2 (Star Wars)
  29. Luke Skywalker (Star Wars)
  30. Chewbacca (Star Wars)
  31. Benjamin Lafayette Sisko (Star Trek)
  32. Yoda (Star Wars)
  33. Doctor (9th incarnation: Eccelston)
  34. Leia Organa (Star Wars)
  35. Agent K (Men in Black)
  36. Michael Garibaldi (Babylon 5)
  37. John Sheridan (Babylon 5)
  38. Paul “Muad’Dib” Atreides (Dune)
  39. Daniel Jackson (Stargate)
  40. Bo Dennis (Lost Girl)
  41. Jack Harkness (Doctor Who)
  42. Buck Rogers (Buck Rogers)
  43. Starbuck (Battlestar Galactica)
  44. Hellboy (Hellboy)
  45. Doctor (3rd Incarnation; Jon Pertwee)
  46. John Crichton (Farscape)
  47. Amy Pond (Doctor Who)
  48. Jeffrey Sinclair (Babylon 5)
  49. Richard Deckard (Blade Runner)
  50. Flash Gordon (Flash Gordon)
  51. Agent J (Men in Black)
  52. Max Rockatansky (Mad Max)
  53. Lyta Alexander (Babylon 5)
  54. Delenn (Babylon 5)
  55. Jack O’Neill (Stargate)
  56. Doctor Emmett Brown (Back to the Future)
  57. Korben Dallas (Fifth Element)
  58. Peter Venkman (Ghostbusters)
  59. Data (Star Trek)
  60. Kerr Avon (Blake’s 7)
  61. Doctor (1st incarnation: Hartnell/Bradley, Doctor Who)
  62. Aeryn Sun (Farscape)
  63. Londo Mollari (Babylon 5)
  64. Worf (Star Trek)
  65. T-800 (reprogrammed) (Terminator)
  66. Laura Roslin (Battlestar Galactica)
  67. Jadzia Dax (Star Trek)
  68. K-2S0 (Star Wars)
  69. Doctor (2nd Incarnation; Patrick Troughton)
  70. Tron (Tron)
  71. Pavel Chekov (Star Wars)
  72. Rose Tyler (Doctor Who)
  73. Nyota Uhura (Star Trek)
  74. Jason Nesmith (Galaxy Quest)
  75. Riddick (Chronicles of Riddick)
  76. Turanga Leela (Futurama)
  77. Bernard Quatermass (Quatermass and the Pit)
  78. Egon Spengler (Ghostbusters)
  79. Ray Stanz (Ghostbusters)
  80. Commander Shepard (Mass Effect)
  81. Jayne Cobb (Firefly)
  82. Wall-E (Wall-E)
  83. Optimus Prime (Transformers)
  84. Morpheus (Matrix)
  85. Roj Blake (Blake’s 7)
  86. John Sheppard (Stargate)
  87. Fox William Mulder (The X-Files)
  88. Marty McFly (Back to the Future)
  89. Alexander Dane (Galaxy Quest)
  90. Sarek (Star Trek)
  91. Geordi LaForge (Star Trek)
  92. Brigadier General Alastair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart (Doctor Who)
  93. Doctor (12th Incarnation, Peter Capaldi)
  94. Leeloo (Fifth Element)
  95. Simon Tam (Firefly)
  96. Arthur Dent (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)
  97. Trinity (The Matrix)
  98. Kira Nerys (Star Trek)
  99. Vala Mai Doran (Stargate)
  100. William Thomas Riker (Star Trek)
  101. Dredd (Judge Dredd)
  102. Donna Noble (Doctor Who)
  103. The Doctor (War Doctor; John Hurt incarnation)
  104. Dutch (Predator)
  105. Rey (Star Wars)
  106. Caesar (Planet of the Apes)
  107. Cornelius (Planet of the Apes)
  108. Neo (The Matrix)
  109. George Taylor (Planet of the Apes)
  110. Doctor (5th incarnation: Peter Davison)
  111. Miles O’Brien (Star Trek)
  112. Dana Katherine Scully (X-Files)
  113. Ellen Arroway (Contact)
  114. Walter Bishop (Fringe)
  115. Dave Lister (Red Dwarf)
  116. Samus Aran (Metroid)
  117. K9 (Doctor Who)
  118. Emergency Medical Hologram Doctor (Star Trek)
  119. Odo (Star Trek)
  120. Vincent/Jerome (Gattaca)
  121. RoboCop (RoboCop)
  122. Quorra (Tron)
  123. R. J. MacReady (The Thing)
  124. Chiana (Farscape)
  125. Snake Plissken (Escape from New York)
  126. Abe Sapien (Hellboy)
  127. Moses (Attack the Block)
  128. Motoko Kusanagi (Ghost in the Shell)