Fiction is fiction, right? Characters that are in movies or TV shows are usually unrealistic. But there are some cases where characters are oddly relatable and easy to “connect with”. Even though we can’t relate to a character as a whole, there are always certain aspects that we see mirroring ourselves.
1.Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh
There’s a constant rain that follows Eeyore; which we all feel every once in a while. Eeyore also just goes with the flow/doesn’t care. Eeyore also has a lot of friends and around him but still seems to feel alone.
2. Dr. Gregory House from House
House automatically mistrusts people and does things to purposefully push people away (even if it’s not on purpose — it’s like a reflex). He means well but almost always goes about it the wrong way. We all have that introvert in us sometimes, right?
3. Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad
Harley went ‘crazy’ for the man she loves, but it’s more about her spirit. She fights for everything she has and for the love of the Joker. She’s unapologetically herself at all times and doesn’t make any excuses for anything. You either love her or you don’t.
4. Clay Jenson from 13 Reasons Why
Clay had a unique way of viewing the world. He took his pain and used it to become a stronger, better person by the end of the first season. The quiet, non-conformist, awkward, always anxious, empathetic young man who fit nowhere but was everywhere who was always struggling just to be himself. A little bit of Clay is always living deep down inside of us.
5. Meredith Grey from Grey’s Anatomy
She’s a fighter and is very introspective. Someone who was broken — who came from a broken childhood and whose natural tendencies lead her to unhealthy relationships, but she eventually seeks help. She works through her issues and you can see her character grow gradually.
6. Hermione Granger from Harry Potter
The books may be named for Harry, but many of us connected from the beginning to the “cleverest witch at Hogwarts.” Whether she was casting spell circles around her peers or getting annoyed at stupid fights between the boys, Hermione was always the voice of reason — and she was always right. By being so much more than a goody two-shoes, Hermione gave all of the smart girls out there hope that maybe one day our brains could help save the world, too.
7. Katnis Everdeen
Katniss Everdeen is a tangle of contradictions and uncontrolled teenage emotions. She’s stubborn, self-absorbed, naive and impetuous, but she’s also a natural leader, utterly fearless and uniquely charismatic. Sometimes it can feel like the hardest thing is just to survive one day at a time, and nobody has taught us more about survival than the Girl On Fire.
8.Buffy Summers from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Like many high schoolers, Buffy was sometimes emotionally distant, impulsive and too concerned with the opinions of others. But the Slayer was also loyal, resourceful and a pretty great fighter in every sense. Series creator Joss Whedon has said he was trying to subvert the stereotypical female horror victim, and in the process he created something entirely new: A strong, relatable woman who was just as complicated and intriguing as a real human being, albeit with slightly superhuman strength.
9. Sophia Burset from Orange Is The New Black
Like many of the characters on Orange is the New Black, Sophia provides us with a window into some of the struggles faced by women in (and outside of) the criminal justice system: parenting a difficult teenager, navigating romantic relationships and finding her space in the world. That she does so while experiencing life as a trans black woman in prison — and managing to look amazing the whole time, might we add — is a testament to her personal strength and sense of self, which we could all stand to learn from.
10. Robin Scherbatsky from How I Met Your Mother
Robin is the woman who says she doesn’t want kids — and actually doesn’t want kids. The fun friend you want to drink beer and watch sports with, Robin is also that rare fictional character that reminds us of the many real women who don’t need or want a partner or children to validate their existence, especially when there’s hockey and whiskey around. Rather than “learning her lesson” in the end, Robin showed us that it’s okay to know what you want and assert it, even if it’s not what society thinks you should do.