Once Edmond escaped prison, he dedicated his life to revenge on those who had took part in his wrongful imprisonment. In order to carry out his revenge, he adopted many disguises that allowed him to get close to those people he was seeking revenge on. While in these disguises he manipulated many people into believing in his character or plan he was going to carry out at that time. This characteristic of manipulation is the second reason why Edmond Dantés is a byronic hero.
As Edmond is in the disguises of his choice throughout the story, he displays the personality trait of arrogance. This personality trait is displayed in multiple disguises, however it is most displayed when he is the Count of Monte Cristo. Arrogance is one characteristic of a byronic hero, therefore making this the third reason why the character Edmond Dantés may be called a byronic hero.