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Hey all,

I'm still new to the group business on DA, but I hope in time some more people will join. I would be also very happy if someone would like to help me with shaping and expanding this group by becoming an admin or contributer. Let me know if you'd like to do that.

I'd also like to hear some suggestions what to do with the Featured gallery.

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Welcome to the Byronic Heroes gallery!

I am an avid reader and film watcher and I have been drawn to the dark, moody and mysterious characters since I can do either of the two things.

After getting to know Edward Rochester, Heathcliff and Mr. Darcy I eventually stumbled on the description "Byronic Hero" and I found that many other characters that I love like Jareth the Goblin King, Severus Snape, Geralt of Rivia, Lestat de Lioncourt and many more also fit into this category.

This group shall be a gallery for all the fictional tragic (anti)heroes (male or female) in literature and moving images.

I am aware that this stamp can be put on a huge amount of characters if loosely interpreted. I would ask you to keep the quality of submissions up to a certain standard.
I do not mind the occasional "Edward Cullen" picture (even though I do not like him), but please try to avoid the overly clichéd characters.

You can also submit your own characters, but please add a short description what makes them eligible for this gallery.

According to Wikipedia the Byronic hero typically exhibits several of the following traits:

- Arrogant
- Cunning and able to adapt
- Cynical
- Disrespectful of rank and privilege
- Emotionally conflicted, bipolar, or moody
- Having a distaste for social institutions and norms
- Having a troubled past or suffering from an unnamed crime
- Intelligent and perceptive
- Jaded, world-weary
- Mysterious, magnetic and charismatic
- Seductive and sexually attractive
- Self-critical and introspective
- Self-destructive
- Socially and sexually dominant
- Sophisticated and educated
- Struggling with integrity
- Treated as an exile, outcast, or outlaw

Please make sure that your character submission shows at least five of these traits.

Apart from that any art form is allowed as long as the character is purely fictional (no troubled rock stars please ;) )

Please submit to the correct folder. At the moment 3 submissions a day are possible.






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LucioCrescent Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015
Thanks for featuring my art!
Drimr Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the request! :love:
erynlasgalenphotoart Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
You're welcome!
Finnguala Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful group :D Thanks for adding my work <3
erynlasgalenphotoart Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
You're very welcome :)
lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you
BloodGrin Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for having my pic :D
You're welcome :)
Whiteling Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the request! :)
I never thought of Norman Bates as a Byronic Hero, but yes, I like the idea. :iconnormanbatesplz:
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