A 2021 Reddit poll created by u/Ifeastondreams on the r/FinalSpace subreddit asked fans to vote for their favorite character. The options offered for the vote included Gary Goodspeed, HUE, Little Cato, and Quinn. However, it was the cunning bounty hunter Avocato who won with 28% of the vote — 87 of the 316 votes, to be more specific. It’s no wonder Avocato beat out his fellow “Final Space” friends for the honor. For many fans, Avocato has one of the most intriguing arcs throughout the show, journeying from a life as a morally ambiguous bounty hunter to becoming an integral part of the Team Squad and eventually starting a new chapter in his life as a loving father and an out-and-out hero in his own right.
Despite the beloved cat-alien’s victory over the competition, the runners-up in the poll were not too far behind him in terms of popularity. Gary and the sentient artificial-intelligence-turned-robot HUE tied for second place, both garnering an even 25% of the vote. Reddit user u/UxBurn vouched for Gary as their favorite, commenting on the thread they voted for the Team Squad leader because “he’s so f***ing funny.”
Though some clear favorites emerged from the poll, some fans argued that there were a few glaring omissions from the voting options, including one of the show’s most recognizable characters. “Excuse me, but where is Mooncake?!” Reddit user u/Intelligent_Monitor3 commented on the poll. Despite any missing characters from the vote, it’s at least clear that fans of “Final Space” have a major soft spot for Avocato. However, with the series coming to an end in mid-2021, it may be a bit too early to tell which character will endure with the most beloved legacy.