It finally dawned on me that there's a certain kind of character I like more than any other. That class or category is best described as a "warlord". These characters are all, to some extent, leaders of men, and not just in battle (but especially in battle). And being able to rock a cape certainly didn't hurt. There are characters that I like a lot that don't fit this mold (poor Loki), but most of the characters I like a lot, do. And it's ordered in a vague sort of gauntlet.