My favorite character in Beowulf besides, of course, Beowulf, is Wiglaf.
OH MY GOSH!!!!
When Beowulf's back-up dancers run off because a huge dragon attacks, Wiglaf stays behind to help.
Need some help?
(Insert glorious battle scene)
So yeah I'm dead now. You're king.
Yay we win.
*(Besides Beowulf. I mean, that guy was totally awesome.)
So they have a huge fight scene, Beowulf dies of dragon poisoning, and Beowulf rewards Wiglaf for his noble actions by making him king. Wiglaf risked his life to save his kingdom from imminent destruction, and that's why he's my favorite character.*