I voted for Ozymandias.
not for sympathy votes.
Of the few people who voted, Ozymandias does not seem to be the most popular. Some might find him to be one of the least likable characters because of his ego, "wrongdoing", or what not. However, his character is quite dynamic, evolved, and not your typical stock character.
Adrian was a man of character, ideals, strong will, and of all the characters the most successful. Rorschach viewed him as a prostitute, telling him he "sold himself", when in reality Veidt was a true entrepreneur. He gave away a multi-million dollar inheritance in his early years only to regain it from scratch. Because of his immense intelligence, he was only working to better himself as not only a person but a contributer to society. Of all the characters, he was the true hero seeking peace, not involved in his own personal day to day problems. Because of his ideals, he worked on bringing peace to the world. As "wrong" and "unsympathetic" of his part to make the decision to "murder" half of New York, he was a utilitarian seeking the greater good. And the end justifies the mean because in theory, the death of the New Yorkers saved everyone else. Adrian was the only character who had a goal, stuck to it, and accomplished it. Which is something the other "watchmen" couldn't even begin to come close to.
Very well said, you have some really interesting inputs. Welcome to the board