Because you like Fox McCloud in Star Fox
It turns out Dracula's son Alucard has some pretty severe daddy issues. See them in Castlevania.
Big Boss is a disillusioned mercenary commander who wants to create a world for soldiers (and soldiers alone). See them in Metal Gear Series.
If anyone can stay optimistic and friendly under harsh alien rule, it's Alyx Vance. See them in Half-Life 2.
A gruff and hardened professional, Marcus Fenix keeps his emotions buried deep. See them in Gears of War.
Mario is a plumber who wears a ridiculous outfit, eats weird looking mushrooms, and fits himself inside your pipes so he can save a princess. See them in Super Mario Bros..
Dante Alighieri is a crusader fighting his way to absolution. See them in Dante's Inferno.
He may be one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, but War still maintains a strong sense of honor. See them in Darksiders Series.
Tidus is upbeat, carefree, and desperate not to become his father. See them in Final Fantasy Series.
Sarah Kerrigan is pretty much the Queen Bitch of the Universe. See them in StarCraft .
Even with the world on the line, Bayonetta is an Umbra Witch who maintains a biting sense of humor. See them in Bayonetta.
An undercover DEA agent, Max Payne is too focused on avenging the past to plan for the future. See them in Max Payne.
A super-soldier, Master Chief might be more machine than man. And for humanity's sake, thank God. See them in Halo.