Doom for one. He’s enough of a power fantasy for me to self-insert, he’s also got severe flaws for me to relate, he doesn’t go off the deep end regularly to alienate me and he’s also got a relatively distant character so I don’t feel awkward doing so. Someone like Batman I love due to being a better version of “me” while also having flaws. But I cannot truly self-insert because he’s too alien for me to relate. I’m not an autistic Chad ThunderCock whose MO makes 0 sense. I love him as an idea and due to nostalgia. Patrick Bateman and Lucifer have flaws that I relate to greatly, but they have certain characteristics that make them again too alien for me to identify with on a core level. I can relate to Bateman’a alienation, struggle over wanting to both fit in yet stand out, yet the realization that we’re just nobodies. But I’m also not a homicidal maniac Chad ThunderCock. I can relate to Lucifer’s inhumanity at times, but that’s because I’m an edgy faggot, not the Devil. And so on. I have around 10 such characters that I count amongst my favourites for these reasons. Then we hit the “I like him because of X” territory which broadens. Really, the only character that hits that sweet spot for me is Doom. He can be whatever you want him to be depending on your mood. Brilliant sorcerer scientist or tyrannical despot. Tragic Hero or petty ego-driven butcher. He’s just got everything I’m looking for. I can relate, identify, self-insert, the whole thing.