Because you like Jean Valjean in Les Miserables
James Gordon happens to be the one guy in Gotham City with proper morals who doesn't also run around in a cape. See them in DC Extended Universe.
Sophisticated and aloof, Darcy couldn’t care less about marriage, despite women throwing themselves upon him with wishes of matrimony. See them in Pride & Prejudice.
Peter Pan is a boy who never grew up. See them in Peter Pan.
Quentin has his whole life mapped out. It might sound boring, but he likes boring. See them in Paper Towns.
Gollum is slimy and seething with hatred, the last person you would want to meet in a dark cave. See them in The Lord of the Rings.
A literal fallen star, Yvaine is temperamental, sarcastic, and a bit on edge. See them in Stardust.
This wizard is never late, nor is he early. Gandalf arrives precisely when he means to. See them in The Lord of the Rings.
John Tyree has survived heavy gunfire and aggressive enemy soldiers. But can he handle a girl? See them in Dear John.
Brian Robeson is a true survivor through and through. See them in Hatchet.
Park feels like an outsider everywhere he goes, but he doesn't know if he wants to try fitting in anymore. See them in Eleanor and Park .
Anna Karenina doesn't want to be a respectable woman any more. She thinks respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be. See them in Anna Karenina.
Sam Roth is sensitive, musically gifted, and scarred by his past. See them in Shiver .