Why? You said the PH2 was okay. I'm thinking of a guy sort of like Conan; he came from the wild and kept his barbarous code of honor despite the depravity of the city. Saving maidens, slaying monsters, fighting evil wizards, and just being a general badass.
I suppose it could work for a Fighter, too, but I'd much prefer to play a Knight.
There is a proverb in Garagos clan:
If you see three ogres, roll a rock in front of the door. If you see 15, let be Garagos the rock.
Garagos is for the most the stereotypical dwarf, broad as tall, wearing more steel than three human knights and legendary stubborn (he likes to say he is determined).
Lost his armor ones, he has a habit to sleep in it. Heck, he even baths in it after finding a wizard to turn it rust-proofed. Ever wearing his helmet, only his beard shows his fiery red hair color.
He worked in the past with Ambrose Wythwindle on the quest for a long lost artifact of Moradin. He hasn't see him for decades.[/sblock]