Because you like Catherine Morland in Northanger Abbey
Walter White's knowledge of chemistry allows him to cook astoundingly pure meth, leading to a rapid – albeit tumultuous – rise in the criminal drug world. See them in Breaking Bad.
If you need her, Lisa Simpson will be in her room with her saxophone and a good book. See them in The Simpsons.
As Jane Villanueva grapples with a truly unexpected pregnancy, she realizes that her life is "now the stuff of telenovelas." See them in Jane the Virgin.
This high school queen bee has everything, including a genius-level IQ—a fact Lydia Martin keeps hidden to maintain her image. See them in Teen Wolf.
Everyone Barney Stinson knows is getting married or pregnant. But he's just getting more awesome. See them in How I Met Your Mother.
A beacon of positivity with a brilliant legal mind to boot, Elle Woods breaks down stereotypes about what girls can and can't do. See them in Legally Blonde.
The Terminator is an emotionless killing machine who won't stop until he's changed the future. See them in The Terminator.
An outgoing and quirky optimist, Louisa Clark has a zest for life. See them in Me Before You.
Adored, honored, and, most of all, feared, Miranda Priestly has the fashion industry in the palm of her hand. See them in The Devil Wears Prada.
There are certain souls the surprisingly sensitive Death would rather not reap. See them in The Book Thief.
If Jack Torrance is one of his moods, you'll be the unlucky victim of the most bone-chilling, sinister yellers around. Bring your own axe. See them in The Shining.
Curiosity and compassion aren't always to Jonas' advantage. See them in The Giver.