I'm about halfway through my first ever read of EotW, and well... I don't really have a favorite character... :/ They all have their individual functions and personalities, but none of them so far really resonate with me. Maybe Rand, but I kinda feel bad saying that because the main character theoretically should be the most relatable (spell checker is freaking out on me with "relatable" but I'm pretty sure it's correct...??). I guess Rand maybe. but I really don't know. I also like Thom. Actually, I'm going to say Thom, because he's the character that interests me most. character/personality-wise, I don't think he's that special (though I predict that he's going to do something of incredible importance before long), but I like that he knows a lot but isn't outright powerful (i.e. Moiraine), and it makes him interesting to me. He's at this point in the story a bit of a tag-along spectator. He's not the primary focus, but he's there. if that makes sense.