Because you like Slartibartfast in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Xander Harris' life motto: laugh in the face of danger and then hide until it goes away. See them in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Hoban Washburne shows you can be a hotshot space pilot *and* play with dinosaurs. See them in Firefly.
Peter Venkman's "research" projects are designed to get undergraduate students to sleep with him. Though it turns out he can bust ghosts. See them in Ghostbusters.
Although she's only six, Hushpuppy is a tough girl ready to stand up to terrifying, pre-historic beasts after the storm. See them in Beasts of the Southern Wild.
Maurice Moss is a dedicated IT guy who even talks like a computer. See them in The IT Crowd.
Though cynical about the world, Shuya Nanahara is caring and protective towards his friends. See them in Battle Royale.
Nicholas Angel is super-dedicated to his job as a police officer. Maybe a little too dedicated. See them in Hot Fuzz.
Max Fischer is the President of every club who's fighting to save Latin at his school and kiss his teacher. See them in Rushmore.
With an incredible ability to fake a smile, Selina Meyer is a gifted politician serving as Vice President. And maybe one day the President will actually call her. See them in Veep.
Lloyd Dobler is a kickboxer wearing his heart on his sleeve who would do anything for the woman he loves. See them in Say Anything.
Lazy and cynical‚ Bernard Black is the ultimate curmudgeon. See them in Black Books.
Barry Egan has too many anger issues to list here. See them in Punch Drunk Love.