a character that the audience sympathizes with despite his/her actions that would indicate the contrary
a hero who suffers from a disasterous event
a man who has a mixture of good and bad personality traits
a protagonist, usually of high estate and neither entirely good nor bad
a protagonist who is otherwise perfect except for a tragic flaw , also known as fatal flaw, which eventually leads to his demise
as defined by Aristotle, a man of noble stature who is admired by society but flawed
has the potential for greatness but is doomed to fail. He is trapped in a situation where he cannot win. He makes some sort of tragic flaw, and this causes his fall from greatness. Even though he is a fallen hero, he still wins a moral victory, and his spirit lives on. Characteristics include: born into nobility, responsible for their own fate, endowed with a tragic flaw, doomed to make a serious error in judgment, fall from great heights or high esteem, realize they have made an irreversible mistake, faces and accepts death with honor, meet a tragic death and the audience is affected by pity and/or fear. Example: Oedipus of the Theban Plays is a tragic hero.
Greece|Greek]] tragedy and defined by Aristotle (and others). Usually, the realization of fatal flaw results in catharsis or epiphany. The tragic flaw is sometimes referred to as an Achilles' heel after the single fatal flaw of the Greek warrior Achilles.
Tragic Hero (1998) is an aggrotech single by Funker Vogt.