Link from Legend Of Zelda because action speaks louder than words. :)
Hes a frickin cool dinosaur!
Cloud. He's just too badass.
I can't take Scientology seriously. It's the belief that humans were brought to earth by aliens on a spaceship carried by two massive lizards, which landed in a volcano and dispersed humans throughout the world. Then the aliens take off, and the lizards go and hide under the sea in massive caves.<br />
Add two Italian plumbers to that and you've got the first five levels of Super Mario!..
Don't forget the mushrooms, which is what started Mario, I think.
With those two examples, is this question limited to game characters?
Felix the Cat, maybe. He was just too cool.
I like the Spyro idea, but, going off the beaten track slightly, I'd be Alister Azimuth, from R&C: A Crack In Time. Who can't love that staff/wrench thingy he has? It's awesome!