Because you like Darcy Lewis in Thor
Always headed towards adventure, Goku is frequently with a band of loyal companions at his side. See them in Dragon Ball.
For Vada Sultenfuss, it's hard to embrace growing up when you're obsessed with death. See them in My Girl.
An alien, a time-traveler, and an esper are following Haruhi Suzumiya, who – unknown to herself – is a near-omnipotent reality warper. See them in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
Steven Universe is an excitable youth who likes junk food and trying to save the world. See them in Steven Universe.
Whatever Sakura Haruno lacks in power, she makes up for in intelligence and bravery. See them in Naruto.
Fiercely independent and extremely hot-blooded, Ryuko Matoi prefers to work alone. See them in Kill la Kill.
Shana is a red-haired warrior with a black-and-white worldview. See them in Shakugan no Shana.
Winry Rockbell is an energetic tomboy mechanic with an empathetic streak. See them in Fullmetal Alchemist.
The brilliant and well-adjusted Ender Wiggin is being groomed for the next generation of military leaders to fight alien invaders. See them in Ender's Game.
His superiority complex coupled with his bitter desire for revenge makes Vegeta a formidable foe. See them in Dragon Ball Z.
David Wooderson has clocked in hundreds of hours cruising around town looking for fun. See them in Dazed and Confused.
Light Yagami has a plan to make a better world, and morals won't stop him. See them in Death Note.