Because you like Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Years of constant assault by mean classmates, rude teachers, and her abusive mother is making Carrie White want to fight back. See them in Carrie.
A rugged frontiersman and consummate survivor, Hugh Glass has a relationship with the natural world that is downright spiritual. See them in The Revenant.
Just call Jeff Lebowski The Dude. Or His Dudeness, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into that whole brevity thing. See them in The Big Lebowski.
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.
Though cynical about the world, Shuya Nanahara is caring and protective towards his friends. See them in Battle Royale.
Kind and friendly, Rinoa Heartilly is nonetheless an effective freedom fighter. See them in Final Fantasy Series.
John Yossarian is trapped in irony as he must be insane to leave the war but if he does try to leave, he'll be deemed sane and will be forced to stay, See them in Catch-22.
Effortlessly sexy, calm, and collected, Eric Northman is equally at home ripping off heads and flirting with waitresses. See them in True Blood.
Ofelia is face-to-face with the deadliest creatures of the underworld and completely unafraid. See them in Pan's Labryinth.
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.
Wanderer is a Soul, a parasite sent into a host to take over their body, extracting information from them and colonizing their species. See them in The Host.
This beautiful aesthete wins the hearts of both ladies and men. But Dorian Gray also happens to have his soul sealed in a painting. See them in Dorian Gray.