Cowboy Bebop with its characters. As much as I don't think like Spike or even agree with what he says sometimes, I still LOVE him as a character because there's so much behind him that isn't even shown in the story but you know is there. Like, I still understand him and where he's coming from and why he's saying things... and sometimes it makes me think about the whys! That's good writing.(Oh, and I'm obsessed with Fae lolol)
I love some movie protagonists, such as 'K' (Joe) from movie Blade Runner 2049, as the movie in the end subverts 'the chosen one' trope and we viewers don't feel cheaped out-- as we followed his emotional existential journey all the way till the end. It's really brilliant.
I think a great Protagonist would be Bojack from Bojack Horseman. Sure he's an ass to everyone who cares about him but you do see him trying. Will he succeed you'll have to watch the show and find out. He's messed up but should that shape who you are. Do you let that anger and resentment fester inside of you until it infects the people you care about.Sole the main character in my novel Soul Lock was created during a time in my life when I was feeling hopeless. Something happened to him that was out of his control and he shut down. Shut down like I wanted to. I didn't because I had people who cared for me. Just like he had people who cared for him. Even if it seems hopeless just know life goes on. These feelings at least in my case aren't permanent. It does get better.
I'm backing up the "I prefer Donald to Mickey" because goodie-goodie hero types are really boring to write. They aren't realistic to me. Jerks who get what they deserve are much more entertaining to both write AND read IMO.