Because you like Joel Barish in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Rose Hathaway is a reckless, rebellious smartass who's training to be a royal vampire guardian. See them in Vampire Academy.
Tidus is upbeat, carefree, and desperate not to become his father. See them in Final Fantasy Series.
Whether he's fighting or flirting, Jace Wayland is all swagger. See them in City of Bones.
Whether she's working as a mild-mannered assistant or an all-powerful superhero, Kara Danvers is defined above all by her huge heart. See them in Supergirl.
Where Ash comes from, food and shelter pay for themselves. Even as a penniless vagrant, he is able to pursue his dream of becoming a Pokémon Master See them in Pokemon.
It's easy for Brian O'Conner to fake his way into the world of extreme racing because he's been popping cars since his teenage years. See them in The Fast and the Furious.
Duck, girl, and legend: Ahiru's identities confuse even herself at times, and she often wonders which of them is truly her. See them in Princess Tutu.
Dimitri Belikov is a stoic vampire guardian who has the reserve, focus, and discipline of a soldier. See them in Vampire Academy .
Simba just can't wait to be king, but he's got a lot of growing up to do first. See them in The Lion King.
Dominic Toretto lives his life "a quarter mile at a time", and he burns through those miles faster than anyone. See them in The Fast and the Furious.
John Locke is an eerily calm, confident believer in the magic of the island that gave him his legs back. See them in Lost.
Damon Salvatore used to miss being human. Now he can't think of anything more miserable. See them in The Vampire Diaries.