If it was a contest of characters we can use, my vote is for paladin all the way! But tyreal is the bomb shit. The video where he fights baal is also amazing!!! He even looks sweet. Sadly I didn't play the original Diablo all that much.
i think the barb would own. the barb and the sorc. think about it. the barb is ripped as hell and he can use any weapon. attract the ladies and can defend himself at any time. plus he can scare the crap out of his enemies just by yelling at them.
the sorc would be sweet too because she can tele, shoot lightning, ice, and fire. that would kick ass. if someone messes with you just roast them. then again if i was a barb i could take a hit to the face and it would even budge. then i just punch him on the arms and break them. then i can grab him by the throat and hold him high before i stab my hand into his chest and take out his heart. he'll see me scowl at him as he witnesses his heart beating in my hand.