Because you like Maximus Decimus Meridius in Gladiator
Gruff and sarcastic, Detective Harry Dresden use unconventional ways to track down perps, including using magic and the supernatural. See them in The Dresden Files.
More of a sex symbol than a crime-stopper, the original Silk Spectre has now become the ultimate superhero stage mom. See them in Watchmen.
A super-soldier, Master Chief might be more machine than man. And for humanity's sake, thank God. See them in Halo.
Loyal to his family and associates and distrustful of anyone else, Tony Soprano is a good guy to have on your side. See them in The Sopranos.
They say they saved Adam Jensen by turning him into a cyborg, but he's not sure saved is the right word. See them in Deus Ex Series.
Most of the world has been wiped out from The Beast. And when The Beast comes, Cole MacGrath will be ready. See them in inFAMOUS.
Riggan Thomson is a washed-up movie star running from his inner demons. Alas those inner demons look just like the superhero he used to play. See them in Birdman.
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.
We're all puppets. Dr. Manhattan is just a puppet who can see the strings. See them in Watchmen.
Ron Burgundy is a news anchor who signs off with "Stay classy, San Diego" or whatever his teleprompter says. Bonus: he plays the jazz flute. See them in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.
Ellen Ripley defines the word "badass." When she's not leading her crew on an interstellar voyage, she's slaying terrifying creatures. See them in Alien.
CIA operative Carrie Mathison is on a self-assigned mission to follow a lead, whether it be the truth or just her delusions playing tricks. See them in Homeland.