Because you like Peter Pan in Peter Pan
Ishmael is a quiet observer on a larger-than-life quest. See them in Moby Dick.
Just because Dracula wants to suck your blood doesn't mean he's not a gentleman. See them in Dracula.
Aragorn is the one true king, a title he is too humble to accept. See them in The Lord of the Rings.
Bridget Jones is a wanton sex goddess, struggling 30-something, and semi-hot mess. See them in Bridget Jones's Diary.
Bella Swan thinks of it as her job to help her parents and protect her friends, even though it often ends up the other way around. See them in Twilight.
Susan Caraway joyfully dances to the beat of her own drum. See them in Stargirl .
What Ron Weasley lacks in motivation and book smarts, he makes up for in loyalty and street smarts. See them in Harry Potter Series.
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 .
The black sheep of his family, Rhett Butler grew up to have charm and to see things as they are. He just doesn't give a damn anymore. See them in Gone with the Wind.
Years of being a social outcast have taken a toll, but Elphaba is willing to be wicked if it means she can do good. See them in Wicked .
Ponyboy Curtis is a "Greaser" on the surface, but he's a sensitive poet underneath. See them in The Outsiders.
Hannah Baker is a buoyant spirit broken by the cruelties of high school. See them in Thirteen Reasons Why .