The Byronic Hero is a type of character popularized by the works of Lord Byron, whose protagonists often embodied this archetype (though they did exist before him). Sometimes an Anti-Hero, others an Anti-Villain, or even Just a Villain, Byronic heroes are charismatic characters with strong passions and ideals, but who are nonetheless deeply flawed individuals who may act in ways which are socially reprehensible because he's definitely contrary to his mainstream society.
A Byronic hero is on his own side and has his own set of beliefs which he will not bow nor change for anyone.
Indeed, if you believe the world’s press, then Meghan’s story truly is a real-life Princess fairytale. Or put another way, Meghan doesn’t exist outside of newspaper reports, faked photos, forged documents and a series of actors who appear in public as and when is necessary…
And you would not believe how easy it is to pull off a deception of such great magnitude.
What separates the Love Martyr from the Mad Lover is that, in this case, Bob and Alice in a relationship, albeit a twisted one, and the love is ostensibly mutual, but he pays so little attention to her needs that his "love" for her verges on Informed Ability.
Very often, others will point out to Alice that Bob is a bad boyfriend, but she invariably ignores or dismisses their concerns.
Hero-worshiping younger siblings who look up to their jerkass (and sometimes outright evil) brothers or sisters as the best of role models, children who desperately try to please notoriously obstinate parents, and parents who blindly indulge and make excuses for their spoiled-rotten offspring prove that familial love can be just as blind (and hurt just as much).
Compare/contrast Mad Love, where the person in love is depicted as hopelessly blind if not outright Ax-Crazy; his or her affection is wasted upon someone who doesn't care one bit (but is sometimes happy to take advantage of the situation).
Now that may sound like a daft question since nigh on the whole population of the planet will know that Meghan Markle is an American actress who is engaged to Prince Harry – a member of the British Royal family. You see, Meghan Markle, like her deceased mother-in-law (to be), Princess Diana is a construct – a made up persona.
Vampires are often written as this kind of character, as a way to romanticize an otherwise disturbing creature.
This is altogether fitting, as Lord Byron himself was the inspiration for one of the first pieces of vampire literature, , by John William Polidori, Byron's personal physician.
But at other times—and this is Truth in Television more often than not—Alice never succeeds in reforming her beloved, not even if she sacrifices to the point of death.
The Love Martyr trope is not exclusively found in romantic pairings.