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25th May '16 4:18:55 AM Wuz
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25th May '16 4:18:53 AM Wuz
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* Consider [[TheCynic Hachiman]] [[FriendlessBackground Hikigaya]] in ''LightNovel/MyTeenRomanticComedySNAFU''. Is he intensely introspective? LN especially yes. Is he cynical and jaded and has he experienced a bargain bin of a [[FriendlessBackground dark and troubled past]] bundled with [[DidNotGetTheGirl regrets]]? Yes. Does he see his own values or passions as above everyone else's? Yes. Is he doggedly determined to follow his values and passions despite trampling over others? Yes. Is he especially physically attractive?...No well good enough.

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* Consider [[TheCynic Hachiman]] [[FriendlessBackground Hikigaya]] in ''LightNovel/MyTeenRomanticComedySNAFU''. Is he intensely introspective? LN especially yes.Yes. Is he cynical and jaded and has he experienced a bargain bin of a [[FriendlessBackground dark and troubled past]] bundled with [[DidNotGetTheGirl regrets]]? Yes. Does he see his own values or passions as above everyone else's? Yes. Is he doggedly determined to follow his values and passions despite trampling over others? Yes. Is he especially physically attractive?... No - well good enough.
14th May '16 4:36:38 AM Doug86
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%%* [[spoiler:Mister Sinister]] becomes one of these in the excellent ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' {{fanfic}}, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1588712/1/A_Test_of_Power A Test of Power]]''

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%%* [[spoiler:Mister Sinister]] becomes one of these in the excellent ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''Comicbook/XMen'' {{fanfic}}, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1588712/1/A_Test_of_Power A Test of Power]]''
9th May '16 10:52:07 AM Noah1
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* Is usually male and is always considered very attractive physically and in terms of personality, possessing a great deal of magnetism and charisma, using these abilities to achieve social and romantic dominance. One mark against him personality wise, however, is a struggle with his own personal integrity.

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* Is usually male (though female examples are not unheard of) and is always considered very attractive physically and in terms of personality, possessing a great deal of magnetism and charisma, using these abilities to achieve social and romantic dominance. One mark against him personality wise, however, is a struggle with his own personal integrity.



* Creator/LordByron himself. He was surrounded by scandal in his own lifetime - womanising, possibly man-ising as well, and rumours of incest with his half-sister to boot.
* Lord Byron was also something of an admirer of the deposed UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte, considering him to be the epitome of a Romantic hero[[note]]which is what Byron considered this very trope[[/note]]--a persecuted, flawed, and ultimately lonely genius.

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* People with UsefulNotes/AspergerSyndrome can be seen Byronic Heroes, key traits being their intelligence, introversion, sensitivity, egocentricity, and passionate nature.
* Creator/LordByron himself. He was surrounded by scandal in his own lifetime - -- womanising, possibly man-ising as well, and rumours of incest with his half-sister to boot.
* Lord Byron was also something of an admirer of the deposed UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte, considering him to be the epitome of a Romantic hero[[note]]which is what Byron considered this very trope[[/note]]--a trope[[/note]] -- a persecuted, flawed, and ultimately lonely genius.


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* John Rozanski, better known as WebVideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter. He has AspergerSyndrome and a DarkAndTroubledPast involving AbusiveParents and an apathetic, close-minded school system, struggles with FleetingPassionateHobbies, is surprisingly erudite and insightful, and has made his disdain for society's {{double standard}}s and biases very clear at several points.
4th May '16 3:21:50 AM Morgaus
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%%* Dr. Kurama and Bando from ''Manga/ElfenLied'' are perfect examples.

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%%* Dr. Kurama and Bando * Lucy from ''Manga/ElfenLied'' are is a perfect examples.example. Morally neutral? [[VillainProtagonist To put it mildly]]. Largely concerned with personal interests? Check. Disrespect of common authority? Check. Tragic past? Dear God... Defined by conflict, inner and outer? Definitely. Attractive? Oh yes. Introspective loner? Check. Cynical, jaded, brooding and self-destructive? Definitely.
26th Apr '16 4:21:05 PM boxwithgod
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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 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, 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.
19th Apr '16 9:24:42 AM sorako
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* Koko Hekmatyar from ''Manga/{{Jormungand}}''. She fits all the common characteristics: Cunning and able to adapt; very attractive physically; has a lot of charisma, sophistication, and intelligence, as well as emotional sensitivity; cynical and jaded; mysterious Dark and Troubled Past; Disrespectful of rank and privilege (despite being very rich) and has a distaste for social institutions and norms (in this particular case, geopolitical ones); social isolation; is extremely passionate, with strong personal beliefs which conflict with the values of the status quo, and she views them as superior to others' beliefs; Emotionally conflicted and possibly bipolar; perceptive; world-weary; Mysterious, magnetic, and charismatic; rebellious; Self-critical and introspective; Sophisticated and educated; Struggling with integrity; Self-destructive (possibly); and is socially dominant (maybe sexually dominant but we never see her in a sexual relationship).

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* Koko Hekmatyar from ''Manga/{{Jormungand}}''. She fits all the common characteristics: Cunning and able to adapt; very attractive physically; has a lot of charisma, sophistication, and intelligence, as well as emotional sensitivity; cynical and jaded; mysterious Dark and Troubled Past; DarkAndTroubledPast; Disrespectful of rank and privilege (despite being very rich) and has a distaste for social institutions and norms (in this particular case, geopolitical ones); social isolation; is extremely passionate, with strong personal beliefs which conflict with the values of the status quo, and she views them as superior to others' beliefs; Emotionally conflicted and possibly bipolar; perceptive; world-weary; Mysterious, magnetic, and charismatic; rebellious; Self-critical and introspective; Sophisticated and educated; Struggling with integrity; Self-destructive (possibly); and is socially dominant (maybe sexually dominant but we never see her in a sexual relationship).
31st Mar '16 8:30:16 AM Denman
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* The Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse offers three examples:
** [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]] (much more so in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''): cynical, womanizing, ex-weapons maker and alcoholic who is frequently haunted by his past.
** Edward Norton's portrayal of [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] has shades of this, with more of Banner's personal angst over being the Hulk being shown.

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* The Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse offers three several examples:
** [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]] (much more so in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''): Stark]]: cynical, womanizing, ex-weapons maker and alcoholic who is frequently haunted by his past.
past. Over the course of the MCU films, he frequently does as much harm as good due to his Byronic traits. His arrogance, zealous passion, and guilt are even manipulated by [[spoiler:Scarlet Witch]], leading to the creation of [[spoiler:[[Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron Ultron]]]], resulting in [[spoiler:[[Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar the Sokovia Accords]].]]
** Bruce Banner (both the Edward Norton's portrayal of [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] Norton and Mark Ruffalo portrayals) has shades of this, with more this. He is a brilliant, non-confrontational scientist who is terrified of Banner's personal angst over being his own destructive potential, considering himself a monster because of the Hulk, though in reality the Hulk being shown.is more of a necessary darkness that Banner must one day accept as part of who he is.
29th Mar '16 1:14:11 AM jormis29
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** Dresden's best frenemy, crime lord John Marcone, can be viewed in this light. The book "Death Masks" reveals that he bases his style of "doing business," which involves keeping collateral damage to an absolute minimum and punishing harshly any criminals who try to operate in Chicago without his go-ahead, on [[spoiler:guilt over a young girl taking a bullet that was meant for him in his younger days, leaving her in a coma. He provides for her medical care, reads to her and even arranges to have the Shroud of Turin stolen in an attempt to heal her, all while running what is implied to be the largest organized-crime empire in America.]]

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** Dresden's best frenemy, crime lord John Marcone, can be viewed in this light. The book "Death Masks" reveals that he bases his style of "doing business," which involves keeping collateral damage to an absolute minimum and punishing harshly any criminals who try to operate in Chicago without his go-ahead, on [[spoiler:guilt over a young girl taking a bullet that was meant for him in his younger days, leaving her in a coma. He provides for her medical care, reads to her and even arranges to have the Shroud of Turin ShroudOfTurin stolen in an attempt to heal her, all while running what is implied to be the largest organized-crime empire in America.]]
26th Mar '16 5:07:31 AM narm00
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** This tends to be DependingOnTheWriter. When operating alone Cable has no problem using any means at his disposal to achieve his goals, which recently involved torturing Captain America prior to [=AvX=]. But he has a habit of teaming up with [[MoralityPet morality pets]] to rein himself in, not unlike a certain other [[Series/DoctorWho time traveler]].

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** This tends to be DependingOnTheWriter. When operating alone Cable has no problem using any means at his disposal to achieve his goals, which recently involved such as torturing Captain America prior to [=AvX=]. But he has a habit of teaming up with [[MoralityPet morality pets]] to rein himself in, not unlike a certain other [[Series/DoctorWho time traveler]].



%%* Some modern interpretations of SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor; particularly ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' BigBad, Alexander Luthor, ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' Lex, and, most notably, ''ComicBook/SupermanRedSon'' Lex.

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%%* Some modern interpretations of SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor; ComicBook/LexLuthor; particularly ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' BigBad, Alexander Luthor, ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' Lex, and, most notably, ''ComicBook/SupermanRedSon'' Lex.



* Rick from ''WesternAnimation''/RickandMorty. Minor hints here and there, that Rick has a pretty troubled past. He is also moody, cynical, and very passionate about his science. However, while his scientific habits may not be self-destructive as much as they are outwardly destructive, his drug habits most certainly are, and he occasionally shows cracks in his narcissism that betray a strong self-loathing.

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* Rick from ''WesternAnimation''/RickandMorty. Minor ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty''. There are minor hints here and there, there that Rick has a pretty troubled past. He is also moody, cynical, and very passionate about his science. However, while his scientific habits may not be self-destructive as much as they are outwardly destructive, his drug habits most certainly are, and he occasionally shows cracks in his narcissism that betray a strong self-loathing.
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