Roar from Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Ah Roar, you sunk into Under the Never Sky and thought I wouldn't notice you. But how could I not? Your skill with the blade had me interested right away. Let's not forget to mention your easy-going attitude and instant connection with Aria and Perry (though you've known Perry for quite a while).
But you know what really sold me? It was that you already had a love. You loved Perry's sister and were actively searching her out. I loved that you were torn between your love for her and your sense of duty to your village.
Basically in a very grave situation, you broke the tension. You seemed to understand both Aria and Perry and were able to help them understand each other. You helped make us laugh too.
Which has got to be why you are the first secondary character I choose!
Side note: I'm not really sure why I addressed this to the fictional character but I did and I'm going with it. What did you all think of Roar?