Because you like Waylon Smithers in The Simpsons
Howl puts the "tortured" in tortured artist. He just wants to be recognized for his work, but no one wants to trust a boy that sorta looks like a bird. See them in Howl's Moving Castle.
Quentin has his whole life mapped out. It might sound boring, but he likes boring. See them in Paper Towns.
Impassive, overly literal, and a little short on people skills, Angel dedicates her life to enforcing the rules. See them in Angel Beats!.
Aldous Snow is a rock star who plays hard and parties harder. See them in Get Him to the Greek.
Xena's a warrior on a redemptive quest who excels in extreme sports and uses a whip to block axes in mid-air. See them in Xena Warrior Princess.
Ethan Hunt's mission, should he chose to accept it, is to save the world from impossible threats. See them in Mission: Impossible.
Aang is already a master airbender and once he learns to manipulate water, earth, and fire, he'll be truly unbeatable. See them in Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Charming and confident, Gus Waters is determined to leave a lasting mark on the world. See them in The Fault in Our Stars.
Eponine is a scrappy street urchin with a bad case of unrequited love. See them in Les Miserables.
Tobias "Four" Eaton is only afraid of four things, but you should probably be afraid of him. See them in Divergent.
Leonidas is not the kind of king who merely gives orders; rather, he's out on the battlefield fighting alongside his men. See them in 300.
Sookie Stackhouse is a waitress who can read minds and break hearts. See them in True Blood.