Risa Koizumi from Lovely Complex. #1 favorite and most relatable character in anything for me, but since I couldn't find any clips of her from the show here's an AMV summing up the entire series in 3 minutes:
I find it hard to relate to any fictional characters, I tend to idealise them because they have exaggerated and obvious traits and if written well tend to apply those consistently and if written really well; a bit of growth thrown in for good measure, while still maintaining the nature of the character.
It's actually ironic to me that in this way fictional characters often have more of a personality and sense of identity than so called real humans. As real humans we tend to play fast and loose with our identities because they're actually changing all the time based on context, intense experiences, epiphanies and idealism.
I admire many characters, wish I could live in their world sometimes or even be them, but I've never really found a character I truly related to, because critically examined I am nothing like any character.
Although if I had to choose.... maybe Chihiro from Spirited Away.
"An upsidedown wire heart
Being sucked into a periscope
Still the mind is dull
Like you need another excuse"
… a theory is primarily a form of insight, i.e. a way of looking
at the world, and not a form of knowledge of how the world is….
.. all our different ways of thinking are to be considered as
different ways of looking at the one reality, each with some
domain in which it is clear and adequate…. - David Bohm
I see facets of myself in Salieri (from Amadeus), Angela Hayes (American Beauty), Charlotte (Lost in Translation), and Touta Matsuda (Death Note), as drastically different as those characters are from one another.
Someone else told me I remind them of Hinata Hyuga from Naruto.
“If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.” - Hermann Hesse