I really -really- disliked this game. So much so that I will simply give my opinions on the characters and nothing more. They don't really deserve to be rated.
Laguna. I loved Laguna, I respected him. He had a story line, and a nice one at that. And the best part about that story line was that it was hardly connected to the actual game itself. I felt so bad for him at the end...when he was standing on the hill and he was crying in front of the girl's grave. Poor Laguna...and then he got to be President of Estar; he's such a rockstar. Laguna can be in any Final Fantasy game.