Because you like Basil Hallward in Dorian Gray
Ishmael is a quiet observer on a larger-than-life quest. See them in Moby Dick.
Point the fun-loving Pippin Took towards second breakfast, and he's one happy hobbit. See them in The Lord of the Rings.
This barber doesn't cut hair. Sweeney Todd sends his clients down a chute to be baked into his partner-in-crime's pies. See them in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
Quentin Coldwater has always suspected there was something different about him, and now he has the chance to prove it. See them in The Magicians.
Detective Alec Hardy doesn't let anyone get too close to him. See them in Broadchurch.
Carol Peletier's credo: your strength comes from who you are, not who you used to be. See them in The Walking Dead.
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille may have a phenomenal sense of smell, but he has a weak sense of morality. See them in Perfume: The Story of a Murderer.
For Elton John, the road to stardom is a rocky ride. See them in Rocketman.
Gregor Samsa is an ordinary man in an abnormal predicament. See them in The Metamorphosis.
A smart, spunky, and incredibly skilled gamer, Art3mis has a revolutionary spirit. See them in Ready Player One.
If the awesome Andie Walsh is from the wrong side of the tracks, we don't want to be right. See them in Pretty in Pink.
Chuckie Finster is a baby afraid of everything from clowns to closets, unless his best friend's by his side. See them in Rugrats.