just curious, i've recently noticed a recurring theme in the stories i choose to read, so i figured why not gather y'all's consensus?
the character does not necessarily have to be like you. he/she/it could embody traits you desire to have, traits you have but wish to get rid of, yadda yadda. i'm sure y'all understand.
i tend to connect with characters in good vs. evil scenarios, usually a character of immense capability in his environment.
a strong will, competent wit, and skillful action are some of the traits the character usually displays.
some example characters would be Roland from the Dark Tower series, Vash from Trigun, Ender from Ender's game.