Because you like Yoshi in Super Mario Bros.
M. Bison is a diabolical megalomaniac hell-bent on dominating the world. See them in Street Fighter.
Ratchet is a shoot-first, ask-questions-later, and then-shoot-again kind of lombax. See them in Ratchet & Clank.
Crono may not talk, but this time-traveling hero's heart speaks volumes. See them in Chrono Trigger.
NiGHTS is a powerful but childlike spirit who hates being told what to do. See them in NiGHTS into Dreams.
Needles Kane says shut up and bleed. See them in Twisted Metal .
After figuring out how both the light and dark halves of his soul could co-exist, Jak is maturing into a real hero. See them in Jak and Daxter.
Resourceful and courageous, Chun-Li is dedicated to using her considerable strengths against evil. See them in Street Fighter.
Liu Kang spends his days training his body and spirit, seeking to become the ultimate warrior. See them in Mortal Kombat.
Simon Belmont is a vampire hunter bravely carrying on the family business. See them in Castlevania.
Daxter is half otter, half weasel, all snark. See them in Jak and Daxter.
Tail's smarts and helpful nature come in handy in a pinch. See them in Sonic the Hedgehog.
For Sly Cooper, stealing isn't just about the haul. It's also about the journey. See them in Sly Cooper.