Because you like Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Arthur Dent is an incredibly normal man on an incredibly abnormal adventure. See them in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Southern belle Scarlett O'Hara is a heart-melter who has no problem looking after herself. See them in Gone with the Wind.
Roger Kint is a nervous, weak, ham-handed criminal. We think. See them in The Usual Suspects.
Though raised to think of himself as a monster, Quasimodo has a heart that holds nothing but compassion. See them in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
When a half-breed breaks the rules, John Constantine deports them straight back to hell. He's trying to buy his way into heaven. See them in Constantine.
Riggan Thomson is a washed-up movie star running from his inner demons. Alas those inner demons look just like the superhero he used to play. See them in Birdman.
Ash Williams is a houseware clerk at S-Mart and the Chosen One. See them in The Evil Dead.
Liu Kang spends his days training his body and spirit, seeking to become the ultimate warrior. See them in Mortal Kombat.
Major Marquis Warren is a talkative, sharp-eyed, and cold-hearted Civil War soldier-turned-bounty hunter. See them in The Hateful Eight.
CIA operative Carrie Mathison is on a self-assigned mission to follow a lead, whether it be the truth or just her delusions playing tricks. See them in Homeland.
Closing off her emotions makes Lightning a great fighter, but at what personal cost? See them in Final Fantasy Series.
It turns out Dracula's son Alucard has some pretty severe daddy issues. See them in Castlevania.