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Although Thomas Sharpe is an English baronet, he doesn't have a Shilling to his name. He's in America to sell his invention and marry rich. See them in Crimson Peak.
World domination and Superman's demise are next on Lex Luthor's to-do list. See them in DC Extended Universe.
Leslie Burke is bold, courageous, and imaginative enough to create a world from scratch. See them in Bridge to Terabithia.
A Haddock always has a trick up his sleeve! Tintin is lucky to have Captain Haddock as a companion to search for hidden treasure on an adventure around the world. See them in The Adventures of Tintin.
Though he has a brilliant mind for mathematics, Christopher has a much harder time processing the rest of the world. See them in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Although Morrigan knows every kind of magic there is, friendship is an untested area for her. See them in Dragon Age Series.
Kind and friendly, Rinoa Heartilly is nonetheless an effective freedom fighter. See them in Final Fantasy Series.
The brilliant and well-adjusted Ender Wiggin is being groomed for the next generation of military leaders to fight alien invaders. See them in Ender's Game.
Formerly a "sweater-set-wearing, mojito-drinking sorority girl", Paige Collins is now a successful sculptor with slight memory loss. See them in The Vow.
Buttercup is a farm girl turned princess who'd do anything to have her old life back. See them in The Princess Bride.
Spike is punk meets vampire meets romantic poet. See them in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Jamal Malik came from humble beginnings in an Indian slub filled with street gangs, but he is destined for bigger things. See them in Slumdog Millionaire.