Top 50 Star Trek Characters – #12 William Riker
William T. Riker was the first officer of the U.S.S. Enterprise-D and “quite simply, the finest officer” Captain Picard had ever served with.
Extremely loyal and not afraid to speak his mind, Riker always had the Captain’s safety as his top priority. Often the one to lead away teams, he was subjected to many dangerous experiences over his career as a result. Even though he was quite the ladies man, Riker’s love for Deanna Troi never really went away, and they continued to remain close (eventually marrying). A lover of cooking, poker and the trombone, Riker was an extremely likeable character.
He also had notoriety of having a unique approach to sitting in chairs. Hey – it’s the future.