This is a hard decision to make because I also like Erza Scarlet in Fairytail and Asuna Yuuki in SAO. But i'll choose Lacus Clyne. It's not the pink hair, I swear. I love her character in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED and its sequel, SEED Destiny. The daughter of PLANT Supreme Council Chairman Siegel Clyne, she is a songstress that eventually leads the Three Ships Alliance. When you're introduced to a character like her, the first thought that comes to your mind is probably, "oh great, another manic pixie dream girl with pink hair." Being a childlike pop singer seems like an out-of-place concept in this story, and I can understand that sentiment. But lo and behold, there's more to her than meets the eye. Lacus is sort of like Star Wars' Padmé Amidala, if she had a normal love life and didn't have to, you know, die for the plot's sake. Considering her pacifism Lacus surprisingly makes a lot of sense when philosophizing about the paradoxes of war and peace. She has her ideals, sure, but she hits the nail on the head with the fact that nobody can be "forced" into combat, only willed, not to mention that using weaponry can never be peaceful if the rinse and repeat button will just keep getting pressed. If only more people adopted this mindset—literally and figuratively. But even if she wants to see the best in every situation, she knows she needs to be prepared for anything. As a skilled commander and delegator, her usual kindness can turn into cold calculation if it means completing the mission successfully. It's not a light feeling, but considering that she lost her father in an attack she had to get over her naïvety and buckle down for everyone's sake. Still, what you see is what you get with Lacus. And that's ultimately what I love about her. She shows you exactly what she's feeling, composed as she may be, and she doesn't allow anything to bring her down or (completely) taint her. The lesson here is that no matter how difficult it is to uphold your values, you must believe in yourself to find a way without losing who you are. Lacus comes off as a strong-willed woman who will make it happen I relate to her most of the time so I choose her.