Snape possessed many Byronic hero characteristics, moody by nature, no heroic virtue, and socially isolates himself.

Snape possessed many Byronic hero characteristics, moody by nature, no heroic virtue, and socially isolates himself.

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

He died a year ago the moment he touched her. They're all dead. They just don't know it yet. -- Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) of The Crow. Top 20 Byronic Heroes in Film

He died a year ago the moment he touched her. They're all dead. They just don't know it yet. -- Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) of The Crow. 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)

Vampires are a fascinating example of modern Byronic Heroes.

Vampires are a fascinating example of modern Byronic Heroes.

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

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