Because you like William Wallace in Braveheart
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.
Toby Cavanaugh has trouble avoiding being manipulated. See them in Pretty Little Liars.
Rarity has been dreaming of the day her designs will dazzle Canterlot. See them in My Little Pony.
After Rintarou Okabe develops the Phone Microwave, some of his fantasies start to seem uncomfortably real. See them in Steins;Gate.
Sidney Prescott is trying to return to life as a regular, teenage girl – one who doesn't cause rooms to go silent when she walks in. See them in Scream.
Pro tip: the psych ward is not the best place to find a mentor like Lisa Rowe. See them in Girl, Interrupted.
Susanna Kaysen is an aspiring writer, despairing young woman who struggles with suicidal thoughts. See them in Girl, Interrupted.
The only defense Earth has against alien invaders are giant robots in the hands of pilots like Kaworu. See them in Neon Genesis Evangelion.
An ironic hipster with a healthy dose of self-deprecation, Dave strives to be cool at all costs. See them in Homestuck.
Driven, resentful, and ruthless, Mello is an emotional powder keg. It's only a matter of time before he explodes. See them in Death Note.
A whip-smart NYU professor who is a master of her classroom but less confident in her love life, Rachel Chu comes into her own on a trip to Singapore. See them in Crazy Rich Asians.
The Sohma family is just plain cursed, and Yuki Sohma has to learn to live with it – or so he thinks. See them in Fruits Basket.