I know this will be very like preaching gospel to pagans with swords but I wanted to state exactly why I think Rena is GAR. Up until episode 13 of Kai I thought that Rena could be badass at some times, but not GAR. After seeing her final scene in 13 of Kai my exact reaction was "Holy shit, Rena! You have got some serious balls doing that!" It was enough that I missed Shion's breasts several times afterwards. I have not seen a male character ina long time to stand in the face of death and laugh at it. It is an old school hero thing. Rena has no power levels, no plot armor, no special skills or training. She is a survivor, and fights the Army guys each time they come, taking some out each time. compared with that some mafia type psycho killer with immorality just is not enough. It does nothing for me. If Rena was a man I would still want him to take me home with him.
I know I am going up against a lot of conventional wisdom here and even if Rena wins, I will probably lose do to the irregular voting going on. But at least I voted honestly and fairly for my beliefs. Isn't that what Saigar should be about?