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11th Nov '15 5:44:45 PM NoirGrimoir
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I just don't see how byronic heroes act terrifying.
As for characters which are scary but don't qualify for this trope, you will likely find them under ReluctantMonster, NonMaliciousMonster or UglyHeroGoodLookingVillain. For characters whose ''behavior'' is horrifying, see ByronicHero and TerrorHero.
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As for characters which are scary but don't qualify for this trope, you will likely find them under ReluctantMonster, NonMaliciousMonster or UglyHeroGoodLookingVillain. For characters whose ''behavior'' is horrifying, see ByronicHero and TerrorHero.
10th Nov '15 2:04:24 PM GhostLad
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* [[Comicbook/FantasticFour The Thing]] started off like this, but after a few decades of CharacterDevelopment, the public have gotten used to an orange, rocky hero, and they ''love'' him. In-universe, the Thing is considered the most beloved Marvel hero, hands-down.
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* [[Comicbook/FantasticFour The Thing]] started off like this, but after a few decades of CharacterDevelopment, the public have gotten used to an orange, rocky hero, and they ''love'' him. In-universe, the Thing is considered the most beloved Marvel hero, hands-down.tied only with CaptainAmerica ([[DependingOnTheWriter in some versions]], this is because Fantastic Four is secretly Reed Richards's wildly successful PR campaign. He may not have been able to undo mutating his family, but he could rebrand them as heroes instead of freaks).
30th Sep '15 12:13:35 AM nanayoung
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* Taylor in [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9920320/1/Starry-Eyes Starry Eyes]] is this so much. This is mostly due to the fact that her body is its own pocket dimension to another realm, hosting a couple of EldritchAbominations.
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* Taylor in [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9920320/1/Starry-Eyes Starry Eyes]] is this so much. This is mostly due to the fact that her body is its own pocket dimension to another realm, hosting a couple of EldritchAbominations.[[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] who allow her to use their many multi-tentacled appendages to her will. Half of the heroes who see her mistake her for a villain simply because she is so mindbogglingly terrifying.
30th Sep '15 12:11:50 AM nanayoung
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* Taylor in [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9920320/1/Starry-Eyes Starry Eyes]] is this so much. This is mostly due to the fact that her body is its own pocket dimension to another realm, hosting a couple of EldritchAbominations.
28th Sep '15 1:05:24 PM NemoSpecific
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* In ''FanFic/TheBridge'', say your an [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Equestrian native]]. You see a giant PillarOfLight shoot out in front of your capital city and a forty story tall, razor clawed, multi-fanged, [[{{Franchise/Godzilla}} giant dinosaur]] with sharp spines down its back appears from the light and promptly starts mauling another giant creature that was on the attack. Congrats, the dino is the good guy.
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* In ''FanFic/TheBridge'', say your you're an [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Equestrian native]]. You see a giant PillarOfLight shoot out in front of your capital city and a forty story tall, razor clawed, multi-fanged, [[{{Franchise/Godzilla}} giant dinosaur]] with sharp spines down its back appears from the light and promptly starts mauling another giant creature that was on the attack. Congrats, the dino is the good guy.
4th Sep '15 5:20:28 AM ragnarok235
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* Vincent Valentine of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. He fights by invoking mutations in his body to turn him into monstrous creatures, which include: Galian Beast, a werewolf-gargoyle hybrid; Death Gigas, a hulking FrankensteinsMonster; Hell Masker, a HockeyMaskAndChainsaw freak; and Chaos, [[SuperpoweredEvilSide a demonic entity based on himself]]. He also invokes the image of a vampire, as the heroes find him sleeping in a coffin in the basement of a creepy haunted mansion, but they can recruit him to the party and it turns out he's a pretty decent guy, if a little [[TheAtoner broody]] and [[NoSocialSkills unsociable]]. Oh, [[EnsembleDarkhorse and he was so popular]] that [[VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus he managed to get his own game]].
16th Jul '15 3:43:21 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Manga/Berserk'' has the Skull Knight, who is an undead, skeletal knight riding a HellishHorse. His speech is rendered in the manga the same way as the speech of the demonic Apostles or the Godhand. More than one character who has met him has been absolutely terrified to be in his presence, and at least once he was mistaken for an avatar of Death itself. Despite all this, he is the closest thing the series has to a BigGood, and has been nothing but heroic in his deeds (although it has been implied that he might have been far more nasty in his past).
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* ''Manga/Berserk'' ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' has the Skull Knight, who is an undead, skeletal knight riding a HellishHorse. His speech is rendered in the manga the same way as the speech of the demonic Apostles or the Godhand. More than one character who has met him has been absolutely terrified to be in his presence, and at least once he was mistaken for an avatar of Death itself. Despite all this, he is the closest thing the series has to a BigGood, and has been nothing but heroic in his deeds (although it has been implied that he might have been far more nasty in his past).
16th Jul '15 3:43:01 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Manga/Berserk'' has the Skull Knight, who is an undead, skeletal knight riding a HellishHorse. His speech is rendered in the manga the same way as the speech of the demonic Apostles or the Godhand. More than one character who has met him has been absolutely terrified to be in his presence, and at least once he was mistaken for an avatar of Death itself. Despite all this, he is the closest thing the series has to a BigGood, and has been nothing but heroic in his deeds (although it has been implied that he might have been far more nasty in his past).
16th Jun '15 1:43:57 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Subverted in Music/TheRollingStones' "Sympathy for the Devil" - [[spoiler:[[HumansAreTheRealMonsters we're the really horrifying ones]].
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* Subverted in Music/TheRollingStones' "Sympathy for the Devil" - [[spoiler:[[HumansAreTheRealMonsters we're the really horrifying ones]].]]
16th Jun '15 1:38:30 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Shrek, from William Stieg's original picture book ''Shrek!'', may be even more so than he is in TheFilmOfTheBook, since he doesn't have a hidden nice-guy side to him and the entire story is about how foul and scary he is.
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* Shrek, from William Stieg's original picture book ''Shrek!'', may be even more so than he is in TheFilmOfTheBook, since he doesn't have a hidden nice-guy side to him and the entire story is about how foul and scary he is.

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[[folder:Music]] * Shrek, from William Stieg's original picture book ''Shrek!'', may be even more so than he is Subverted in TheFilmOfTheBook, since he doesn't have a hidden nice-guy side to him and Music/TheRollingStones' "Sympathy for the entire story is about how foul and scary he is. Devil" - [[spoiler:[[HumansAreTheRealMonsters we're the really horrifying ones]]. [[/folder]]

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* Shrek, from William Stieg's original picture book ''Shrek!'', may be even more so than he is in TheFilmOfTheBook, since he doesn't have a hidden nice-guy side to him and the entire story is about how foul and ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' has TheGrimReaper himself, though he's actually ''less'' scary he is. than [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters ordinary human girl Mandy]].
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