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Carl Gallagher is a budding psychopath fascinated with rule breaking. See them in Shameless.
For the sake of science, Kurisu Makise will persevere no matter how deep into the dark secrets of the world she finds herself. See them in Steins;Gate.
Bob Belcher runs a lonely burger joint, and even though his wit is lost on his eccentric family, he doesn't let that faze him. See them in Bob's Burgers.
Brilliant but self-destructive, Lip Gallagher spends more time stirring up trouble than hitting the books. See them in Shameless.
An alien, a time-traveler, and an esper are following Haruhi Suzumiya, who – unknown to herself – is a near-omnipotent reality warper. See them in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
Nadine Franklin likes to wallow in her misery almost as much as she likes to torment her mother. See them in The Edge of Seventeen.
Kendall Roy is a wanna be ruthless businessman who comes across more like an anxious teenager. See them in Succession.
The only constant in Night Vale is Cecil's hypnotic voice. See them in Welcome to Night Vale.
A consummate schemer with a knack for solving mysteries, Shawn Spencer has trouble taking anything seriously. See them in Psych.
Pro tip: the psych ward is not the best place to find a mentor like Lisa Rowe. See them in Girl, Interrupted.
Kyle Broflovski is an motional fourth-grader who plays Guitar Hero, speaks Pig Latin, and fights with his "Fat Ass" friend Cartman. See them in South Park.
Eugene H. Krabs is a greedy restaurant owner who won't let a dime out of the reach of his claws. See them in SpongeBob SquarePants.