Because you like M. Bison in Street Fighter
In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions, people consider Brian a nerd. But he's more than that. See them in The Breakfast Club.
Rose Tyler may have not done too well in school, but she's certainly holding her own in space. See them in Doctor Who.
Jade Jade Harley might not be the best at reading social cues, but her bravery and selflessness means she's a great friend to have. See them in Homestuck.
Number Five is a 58-year-old man trapped in his 13-year-old body. See them in The Umbrella Academy.
Newt Scamander is more comfortable with animals than people, even if the animals are super-dangerous magical creatures. See them in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.
When he’s not working at the banana stand or awkwardly hitting on his cousin, George Michael tries his best to appease his father. See them in Arrested Development.
With a dangerous medical condition, Ignoring the rules makes him feel like he’s in control. See them in Five Feet Apart.
Detective Alec Hardy doesn't let anyone get too close to him. See them in Broadchurch.
Fun and feisty on the outside, Meredith Grey is dark and twisty on the inside. See them in Grey's Anatomy.
Spencer Reid's super-smarts helps catch killers, and his social awkwardness endears co-workers. See them in Criminal Minds.
Chaos is what killed the dinosaurs, and there's nothing Jason "J.D." Dean loves more than chaos. See them in Heathers.
In the Land of the Dead, finally free from the restrictive customs of Victorian society, Victor Van Dort is coming out of his shell. See them in Corpse Bride.