Heathcliff (Timothy Dalton) in Wuthering Heights (1970); Top 20 Bad Boys - Byronic Heroes in Literature

Heathcliff (Timothy Dalton) in Wuthering Heights (1970); Top 20 Bad Boys - Byronic Heroes in Literature

This lonesome gargoyle who burns in hell but secretly yearns for heaven...secretly, secretly. -- The Phantom of the Opera (Gerard Butler). Top 20 Byronic Heroes in Film

This lonesome gargoyle who burns in hell but secretly yearns for heaven...secretly, secretly. -- The Phantom of the Opera (Gerard Butler). Top 20 Byronic Heroes in Film

I shall rise from my own death, to avenge hers with all the powers of darkness. -- Dracula (Gary Oldman); Top 20 Byronic Heroes in Film

I shall rise from my own death, to avenge hers with all the powers of darkness. -- Dracula (Gary Oldman); Top 20 Byronic Heroes in Film

Whether I am a fool or a villain I know not; but this is certain, I am also most deserving of pity - perhaps more so than she. My soul has been spoiled by the world, my imagination is unquiet, my heart insatiate. To me everything is of little moment. I have become as easily accustomed to grief as to joy, and my life grows emptier day by day.- Pechorin of A Hero of Our Time (Top 20 Byronic Heroes in Literature)

Whether I am a fool or a villain I know not; but this is certain, I am also most deserving of pity - perhaps more so than she. My soul has been spoiled by the world, my imagination is unquiet, my heart insatiate. To me everything is of little moment. I have become as easily accustomed to grief as to joy, and my life grows emptier day by day.- Pechorin of A Hero of Our Time (Top 20 Byronic Heroes in Literature)

I'm asking you to marry me, you little fool; Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier) of Rebecca. Top 20 Byronic Heroes in Film.

I'm asking you to marry me, you little fool; Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier) of Rebecca. Top 20 Byronic Heroes in Film.

Let's just say I'm Frankenstein's monster...and I'm looking for my creator. - Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto of X-Men: First Class; Top 20 Byronic Heroes in Film

Let's just say I'm Frankenstein's monster...and I'm looking for my creator. - Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto of X-Men: First Class; Top 20 Byronic Heroes in Film

Who could resist his power? ...- in fine, he knew so well how to use the serpent's art, or such was the will of fate, that he gained her affections.- Lord Ruthven of The Vampyre (Top 20 Byronic Heroes in Literature)

Who could resist his power? ...- in fine, he knew so well how to use the serpent's art, or such was the will of fate, that he gained her affections.- Lord Ruthven of The Vampyre (Top 20 Byronic Heroes in Literature)

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