Because you like Yoshi in Super Mario Bros.
A bureaucrat in the Land of the Dead, Manuel Calavera is a jaded, sarcastic loner who just might have a hidden heroic side. See them in Grim Fandango.
Illiterate and oblivious, Crash Bandicoot is still a hero. See them in Crash Bandicoot.
Frank West enjoys the adventure that comes from his work. But a zombie outbreak might be a little too much even for him. See them in Dead Rising.
An aristocrat-turned-tomb-raider, Lara Croft does her best thinking while plunging off cliffs. See them in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
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.
A super-soldier, Master Chief might be more machine than man. And for humanity's sake, thank God. See them in Halo.
Stoic, cynical, and brilliant, Solid Snake was genetically engineered to be the perfect soldier. See them in Metal Gear Series.
Harry Mason has been told that he worries too much, that he's a little paranoid. But he just wants to protect what he loves. See them in Silent Hill.
As the hero of time, Link is reborn throughout history, always with the purpose of fighting and defeating the evil Ganon. See them in The Legend of Zelda.
When the safety of Hyrule is at stake, Princess Zelda does not hesitate to sacrifice herself for the good of the land. See them in The Legend of Zelda.
Juliet Starling is a cheerleader by day, gleefully unhinged zombie killer by night. See them in Lollipop Chainsaw.
Once a loving family man, James Heller is now dark, damaged, and hell-bent on getting revenge. See them in Prototype Series.