So, at the diner this afternoon, six of us debated the original... and then compared other characters, and the universes, and brought in Star Trek and compared that too. I love my friends. We are all total geeks, and that is awesome.
For the record, except in certain circumstances, I'll pick Mal. This will not come as a surprise to anyone. Let's face it, I would end up collecting Mal as "one of my boys." Han would just annoy the crap out of me.