Because you like Yoshi in Super Mario Bros.
Big Boss is a disillusioned mercenary commander who wants to create a world for soldiers (and soldiers alone). See them in Metal Gear Series.
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.
Joel is a hardened, jaded survivor who keeps finding things to fight for. See them in The Last of Us.
Charlie Bucket may be down-on-his-luck, but his spirits are always sky high. See them in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
After being resurrected and discovering his new morphing abilities, Alex Mercer uses them to combat the virus now ravaging New York. See them in Prototype Series.
A Haddock always has a trick up his sleeve! Tintin is lucky to have Captain Haddock as a companion to search for hidden treasure on an adventure around the world. See them in The Adventures of Tintin.
All who live know his name, and all who oppose him shall know Death. See them in Darksiders Series.
Edward Kenway can be reckless and greedy, but he's learning that his ancient ancestry carries a noble burden. See them in Assassin's Creed Series.
An undercover DEA agent, Max Payne is too focused on avenging the past to plan for the future. See them in Max Payne.
For Kazuya Mishima, the power of the Devil is now his and his alone. See them in Tekken .
Ellie is more world-weary than most 14-year-olds. You would be too if your world was infested with zombies. See them in The Last of Us.
Though raised to think of himself as a monster, Quasimodo has a heart that holds nothing but compassion. See them in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.