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22nd Jun '17 4:31:39 PM Ezaxcks
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* Zane Truesdale [[CharacterDevelopment becomes one]] in Season 3 of YuGiOhGX. He's a complex, [[BrokenAce tragic]], SecretlyDying SpiritedCompetitor with an [[{{Determinator}} indomitable drive]] to find a WorthyOpponent and [[DoNotGoGentle go out on his own terms]]. Byronic Heroes don't get much more definitive. The passion in his dueling contrasts with both the "perfect" and collected duelist of Season 1 and the BloodKnight of Season 2.
20th Jun '17 7:04:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Taboo}}'': James Delaney is a rather pronounced example. A brooding, morally ambiguous criminal with a dark past, he was born the son of a skinflint English trader and a Native American woman who supposedly passed her knowledge of magic on to him before she went mad. He used to serve the East India Company in Africa before falling out with them, and now uses his intellect to manipulate and undermine the societal powers in Regency England that he has so come to detest and sees him as a savage. He has very little regard for classical societal norms as well, between his activities in the London underworld, his rumored atrocities abroad such as cannibalism, and his pursuit of a sexual relationship with his own half-sister.

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* ''Series/{{Taboo}}'': James Delaney is a rather pronounced example. A brooding, morally ambiguous criminal schemer with a dark past, he was born the son of a an unpopular skinflint English trader and a Native American woman who supposedly passed her knowledge of magic on to him before she went mad. He used to serve the East India Company in Africa before falling out with them, and now uses his intellect to manipulate and undermine the societal powers in Regency England that he has so come to detest and sees him as a savage. He has very little regard for classical societal norms as well, between his activities in the London underworld, his rumored atrocities abroad such as cannibalism, and his pursuit of a sexual relationship with his own half-sister.
19th Jun '17 3:50:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Taboo}}'': James Delaney is a rather pronounced example. A brooding, morally ambiguous criminal with a dark past, he was born the son of a skinflint English trader and a Native American woman who supposedly passed her knowledge of magic on to him before she went mad. He used to serve the East India Company in Africa before falling out with them, and now uses his intellect to manipulate and undermine the societal powers in Regency England that he has so come to detest and sees him as a savage. He has very little regard for classical societal norms as well, between his activities in the London underworld, his rumored atrocities abroad such as cannibalism, and his pursuit of a sexual relationship with his own half-sister.
17th Jun '17 9:06:08 PM Specialist290
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[[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampires]] are often written as this kind of character, as a way to romanticize an otherwise disturbing creature. This is altogether fitting, as Lord Byron himself was the inspiration for one of the first pieces of vampire literature, ''Literature/TheVampyre'', by John William Polidori, Byron's personal physician. Oftentimes, to highlight their signature brooding aura, a Byronic hero will be compared with creatures that have dark, supernatural connotations, with demons, ghosts, and of course, vampires, all being popular choices. LoveTropes are often involved with this character, but almost always in a very cynical, existential way. Don't hold your breath waiting for ThePowerOfLove to redeem him.

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[[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampires]] are often written as this kind of character, as a way to romanticize an otherwise disturbing creature. This is altogether fitting, as Lord Byron himself was the inspiration for one of the first pieces of vampire literature, ''Literature/TheVampyre'', by John William Polidori, Byron's personal physician. Oftentimes, to highlight their signature brooding aura, a Byronic hero will be compared with creatures that have dark, supernatural connotations, with demons, ghosts, and of course, vampires, all being popular choices. LoveTropes are often involved with this character, but almost always in a very cynical, existential way. Don't hold your breath waiting for ThePowerOfLove to redeem him.
him; these characters are more likely to fall victim to LoveMakesYouCrazy, LoveMakesYouEvil, or at the very least LoveHurts.
15th Jun '17 8:54:07 PM Dravencour
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The Byronic Hero is a type of character popularized by the works of Creator/LordByron, whose protagonists often embodied this archetype, though they existed before him, it became prominent during {{Romanticism}}. Sometimes an AntiHero, others an AntiVillain, or even [[VillainProtagonist Just a Villain]], Byronic heroes are charismatic characters with strong passions and ideals, but who are nonetheless deeply flawed individuals who may act in ways which are socially reprehensible because he's [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight definitely contrary to his mainstream society]]. A byronic hero is on his own side and has his own set of beliefs which he will not bow nor change for anyone. A Byronic hero is a character whose internal conflicts are heavily romanticized and who himself ponders and wrestles with his struggles and beliefs. Some are portrayed with a suggestion of dark crimes or tragedies in their past.

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The Byronic Hero is a type of character popularized by the works of Creator/LordByron, whose protagonists often embodied this archetype, though they existed before him, it became prominent during {{Romanticism}}. Sometimes an AntiHero, others an AntiVillain, or even [[VillainProtagonist Just a Villain]], Byronic heroes are charismatic characters with strong passions and ideals, but who are nonetheless deeply flawed individuals who may act in ways which are socially reprehensible because he's [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight definitely contrary to his mainstream society]]. A byronic Byronic hero is on his own side and has his own set of beliefs which he will not bow nor change for anyone. A Byronic hero is a character whose internal conflicts are heavily romanticized and who himself ponders and wrestles with his struggles and beliefs. Some are portrayed with a suggestion of dark crimes or tragedies in their past.
13th Jun '17 9:27:56 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Perhaps one of the greatest ironies of literature is that, while the PublicDomainCharacter Don Juan is usually written as a selfish, haughty, shameless womanizer and fits this trope to a tee, ''Lord Byron's own version of the character doesn't''. The hero of Byron's [[TheEpic mock epic]], ''Literature/DonJuan'', is not at all villainous or malicious, but easily manipulated and misunderstood.

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* Perhaps one of the greatest ironies of literature is that, while the PublicDomainCharacter Don Juan is usually written as a selfish, haughty, shameless womanizer and fits this trope to a tee, ''Lord ''[[{{irony}} Lord Byron's own version of the character doesn't''.doesn't]]''. The hero of Byron's [[TheEpic mock epic]], ''Literature/DonJuan'', is not at all villainous or malicious, but easily manipulated and misunderstood.
12th Jun '17 9:52:44 PM roching
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** [[SociopathicHero Mello]]. He's handsome, passionate, ruthless and VERY rebellious. He is obsessed with becoming a L's successor and being the best with no regards to what anyone else thinks. He tries to achieve his goal through illegal means and has questionable morals.

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** [[SociopathicHero Mello]]. He's handsome, passionate, ruthless and VERY rebellious. He is He's obsessed with becoming a L's successor and being the best with no regards to what anyone else thinks. He tries to achieve his goal through illegal means and has questionable morals.



* Sesshomaru of ''Manga/InuYasha''. Lacked the compassion of his brother and overall moral restraints [[spoiler: at first.]]

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* Sesshomaru of ''Manga/InuYasha''. Lacked Unlike Inuyasha, he is a full-fledged demon, as well as a powerful one. He's apathetic, deadly, and has a short temper for specific things. He grew up as an aristocrat, and his family situation and surroundings molded him into the compassion of ruthless killer he is.
*** He is not inherently evil, but rather accustomed to having things
his brother way. He uses others to achieve his goals, but never falters from his own beliefs and overall moral restraints [[spoiler: at first.]]goals. He does not have the materialistic greed many other demons in the show possess, and wants to achieve his goals through his own means.
12th Jun '17 9:30:38 PM roching
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** [[SociopathicHero Mello]]. He's handsome, passionate, ruthless and VERY rebellious.

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** [[SociopathicHero Mello]]. He's handsome, passionate, ruthless and VERY rebellious. He is obsessed with becoming a L's successor and being the best with no regards to what anyone else thinks. He tries to achieve his goal through illegal means and has questionable morals.
***In the end, he realises that his goals are not going to achieve the bigger picture that L, his mentor and idol, wants. He takes it upon himself to handle what he believes needs to be done with the mindset of "someone has to do it". He seems not only leave behind his inferiorality with not being #1, but even helps his rival Near, leaving him with all the glory.
7th Jun '17 4:54:37 PM karstovich2
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* Music/KanyeWest. The best example of a Byronic rapper. Arrogant, rebellious, charismatic, moody, outspoken, and deeply troubled. Also one of the unquestioned all-time geniuses of hip-hop, making engrossing, innovative, and meaningful work both as an rapper/lyricist and as a producer (remember, before he released a single album on his own, he was part of the team that produced ''[[Music/JayZ The Blueprint]]''. He's constantly saying things that land him in trouble. The best example would be the VMA incident with Taylor Swift. The loss of his mother and multiple other tragic events in his personal life put him on a downward spiral leading up to that incident and in the aftermath he disappeared from the public eye only to come back a year later with the triumphant album Music/MyBeautifulDarkTwistedFantasy, where lyrically he is equally both arrogant and self-critical. In almost every interview he has given in the past few years he has challenged social norms and the way society forces people to have low self-esteem.

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* Music/KanyeWest. The best example of a Byronic rapper. Arrogant, rebellious, charismatic, moody, outspoken, and deeply troubled. Also one of the unquestioned all-time geniuses of hip-hop, making engrossing, innovative, and meaningful work both as an rapper/lyricist and as a producer (remember, before he released a single album on his own, he was part of the team that produced ''[[Music/JayZ The Blueprint]]''.Blueprint]]''). He's constantly saying things that land him in trouble. The best example would be the VMA incident with Taylor Swift. The loss of his mother and multiple other tragic events in his personal life put him on a downward spiral leading up to that incident and in the aftermath he disappeared from the public eye only to come back a year later with the triumphant album Music/MyBeautifulDarkTwistedFantasy, where lyrically he is equally both arrogant and self-critical. In almost every interview he has given in the past few years he has challenged social norms and the way society forces people to have low self-esteem.
7th Jun '17 4:54:05 PM karstovich2
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* Music/KanyeWest. The best example of a byronic rapper. Arrogant, rebellious, charismatic, moody, outspoken, and deeply troubled. He's constantly saying things that land him in trouble. The best example would be the VMA incident with Taylor Swift. The loss of his mother and multiple other tragic events in his personal life put him on a downward spiral leading up to that incident and in the aftermath he disappeared from the public eye only to come back a year later with the triumphant album Music/MyBeautifulDarkTwistedFantasy, where lyrically he is equally both arrogant and self-critical. In almost every interview he has given in the past few years he has challenged social norms and the way society forces people to have low self-esteem.

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* Music/KanyeWest. The best example of a byronic Byronic rapper. Arrogant, rebellious, charismatic, moody, outspoken, and deeply troubled. Also one of the unquestioned all-time geniuses of hip-hop, making engrossing, innovative, and meaningful work both as an rapper/lyricist and as a producer (remember, before he released a single album on his own, he was part of the team that produced ''[[Music/JayZ The Blueprint]]''. He's constantly saying things that land him in trouble. The best example would be the VMA incident with Taylor Swift. The loss of his mother and multiple other tragic events in his personal life put him on a downward spiral leading up to that incident and in the aftermath he disappeared from the public eye only to come back a year later with the triumphant album Music/MyBeautifulDarkTwistedFantasy, where lyrically he is equally both arrogant and self-critical. In almost every interview he has given in the past few years he has challenged social norms and the way society forces people to have low self-esteem.
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