Because you like Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings
As the Rose Bride, Anthy Himemiya is a spectator in the fencing matches fought over her and her power "to revolutionize the world." See them in Revolutionary Girl Utena.
Casey Gardner is an angsty teenage girl with quite a bit of sass that keeps getting her in trouble. See them in Atypical.
For the sake of science, Kurisu Makise will persevere no matter how deep into the dark secrets of the world she finds herself. See them in Steins;Gate.
Kiara Carrera is a hippie socialist who likes sea turtles more than people. See them in Outer Banks.
The vampire that killed Zero Kiryu's family also infected him, and he starts to crave blood, much to his horror. See them in Vampire Knight.
Lady Bird's heart is in the right place, usually, but even the purest of people can fall sway to the havoc-wreaking traps of senior year. See them in Lady Bird.
After alien Haruko rides in on her Vespa, giant robots spouting from Naota Nandaba's forehead soon become the least of his worries. See them in FLCL.
Facing off-the-charts murder, drugs, and teenage heartbreak in Riverdale, Betty Cooper pursues justice with help from her friends. See them in Riverdale.
Nadine Franklin likes to wallow in her misery almost as much as she likes to torment her mother. See them in The Edge of Seventeen.
Wei Wuxian is the most charming and fun necromancer around. See them in The Untamed.
A photographic memory is just one of many skills Lexie Grey brings to the table as a surgeon. See them in Grey's Anatomy.
Carl Gallagher is a budding psychopath fascinated with rule breaking. See them in Shameless.