I like getting ones where I know a clear-cut winner, and that is Hughes from Full Metal Alchemist.
Hughes was a psuedo-comic relief character with his constant gushing over his daughter Elisia and his teasing with Edward and Roy, mostly Roy. However, this doesn’t mean that he didn’t have a serious side. In fact, he was basically one of the most important intel links that Edward had and the best friend and supporter that Roy ever had. And he takes his role as a father to Elicia very seriously.
Even in the show, his role was solidified as support because his one drive in life, outside of protecting and loving his family, was to get Roy promoted eventually to Fuhrer.
Hughes just seems like the kind of character you’d love to know in real life. He’d be a great friend, a fierce protector, incredibly funny and sweet, and of course a fantastic supporter of anything you pursued. If there’s ever been a male supporting character who lived to support his friends and family, it’s Hughes.
And no, I’m not bringing it up. Nope. Happy faces. Look at Elicia! She’s adorable! Leave me alone!
Honorable Mentions: Krillin from DBZ, Kuwabara from Yu Yu Hakusho and Rock Lee from Naruto