Character Recommendations Based on Marjane Satrapi

Rebecca Doppelmeyer Ghost World

A former high school outcast who's tentatively shaking off her misanthropic personality

Gregor Samsa The Metamorphosis

An ordinary man in an abnormal predicament

Kenzo Tenma Monster (TV Show)

Gifted brain surgeon who's all heart

Juri Arisugawa Revolutionary Girl Utena

Idolized by nearly everyone around her

John Yossarian Catch-22

"A crotchety old fogey of 28"

Marv Sin City

A brutish but principled thug who'd be right at home on an ancient battlefield

Mima Kirigoe Perfect Blue

When you live your life in public, like Mima, it's hard to know who you really are

Tetsuo Shima Akira

The "runt" of his biker gang, Tetsuo grapples with a perpetual inferiority complex

Jackie Brown Jackie Brown

Not your everyday flight attendant

Tara Maclay Buffy the Vampire Slayer

There's magic behind her quiet façade