I firmly stand beside the belief that Glee would not have gotten past its first season if not for Kurt. The bullying storylines, the struggle to come out to his dad, the relationship challenges with Blaine — everything that Kurt endured was realistic and relatable. And he got through it all with a smile on his face as he was unafraid to be himself, even when his life was threatened for it. Gleeks of all ages can look to Kurt in times of need and know that, regardless of what they're going through, they're strong enough to persist. All hail the true unicorn of McKinley High, Kurt Elizabeth Hummel.
Standout Quote: "Hello. I'm Kurt Hummel and I'll be auditioning for the role of kicker."