History Anime / Gankutsuou

14th Apr '18 11:08:34 AM Barano
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** There's also the whole business with Andrea and his parents - the episode he's introduced in is chock-full of foreboding and creepy visuals, ranging from allusions to the Minotaur and its labyrinth to sculptures of babies and cherubs made horribly creepy by the context.
** [[LampshadeHanging Captured]] by the Count's conclusion to one of his [[spoiler: inner dialogues with Gankutsuou]] in the manga:
---> [[LargeHam AND EVERYTHING WILL BECOME A NIGHTMARE!]]



** Franz had to suffer a lot because of his unrequited love for Albert.
** Albert's platonic (?) crush on the Count.
** Of course Albert doesn't ''know'' that Franz is in love with him (and Franz never planned to let him know) which puts things in a [[ObliviousGuiltSlinging slightly different perspective]].

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** Franz had to suffer a lot because of his unrequited love for Albert.
** Albert's platonic (?) crush on the Count.
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Albert. Of course Albert doesn't didn't ''know'' that Franz is in love with him (and Franz never planned to let him know) which puts things in a [[ObliviousGuiltSlinging slightly different perspective]].perspective]].
** Albert's platonic (?) crush on the Count, and the Count's genuine affection for him.
14th Apr '18 11:00:03 AM Barano
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** Early in the novel, Albert is lured into the clutches of bandits by a young woman who turns out to be a young male bandit in disguise. The young bandit doesn't appear again in the novel, but in the anime he goes on to join the Count's household staff (as a maid) and play a supporting role throughout the series.

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** Early in the novel, Albert is lured into the clutches of bandits by a young woman who turns out to be a young male bandit in disguise. The young bandit doesn't appear again in the novel, but in the anime he goes on to join the Count's Albert's household staff (as a maid) and play a supporting role throughout the series.series. Interestingly, Peppo was originally meant to be a marginal character like in the novel, however in the end the writers thought he was too much fun not to keep around.



* WholesomeCrossdresser: Peppo, the young bandit who poses as a woman to lure marks into the bandits' clutches and then joins the Count's household staff as a maid. Cheerful and friendly, and one of the more wholesome characters in the entire series. As usual for the Japanese version of the trope, is never seen in masculine clothing and entire episodes go by without drawing attention to the fact that the young lady is not what she seems.

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* WholesomeCrossdresser: Peppo, the young bandit who poses as a woman to lure marks into the bandits' clutches and then joins the Count's Albert's household staff as a maid. Cheerful and friendly, and one of the more wholesome characters in the entire series. As usual for the Japanese version of the trope, is never seen in masculine clothing and entire episodes go by without drawing attention to the fact that the young lady is not what she seems.
12th Apr '18 6:38:36 PM PaulA
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* AscendedExtra: Franz was a minor character in the novel. Not so in the anime.

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Franz was is a minor character in the novel. Not so novel who [[TheWatson receives exposition]] in one short section of the story and serves as an easily overcome roadblock to the OfficialCouple. In the anime he becomes integral to the two main characters' relationship.
** Early
in the anime.novel, Albert is lured into the clutches of bandits by a young woman who turns out to be a young male bandit in disguise. The young bandit doesn't appear again in the novel, but in the anime he goes on to join the Count's household staff (as a maid) and play a supporting role throughout the series.


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* WholesomeCrossdresser: Peppo, the young bandit who poses as a woman to lure marks into the bandits' clutches and then joins the Count's household staff as a maid. Cheerful and friendly, and one of the more wholesome characters in the entire series. As usual for the Japanese version of the trope, is never seen in masculine clothing and entire episodes go by without drawing attention to the fact that the young lady is not what she seems.
12th Apr '18 6:26:00 PM PaulA
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* ActionizedAdaptation: The original book has very few action scenes, with two duels interrupted before they can begin. In the anime, both duels proceed, with additional action elements such as the duellists piloting giant mecha.
10th Apr '18 12:51:48 PM Twiddler
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* WholesomeCrossdresser: See {{Transsexual}} above.
19th Feb '18 12:41:29 AM PaulA
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* ThePowerOfLove: Gankutsuou is defeated [[spoiler: by hugs and kisses dished out by Albert. [[spoiler: It wasn't Albert who triggered the reversal the transformation, it was Edmond's own feelings (his soul,) that he'd tried to get rid of (which was the point of his duel with Albert, however Franz stepped in and ruined his plans), awakened by Albert's hugs and kisses.]]

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* ThePowerOfLove: Gankutsuou is defeated [[spoiler: by [[spoiler:by hugs and kisses dished out by Albert. [[spoiler: It wasn't Albert who triggered the reversal the transformation, it was Edmond's own feelings (his soul,) that he'd tried to get rid of (which was the point of his duel with Albert, however Franz stepped in and ruined his plans), awakened by Albert's hugs and kisses.]]
19th Feb '18 12:41:01 AM PaulA
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%%* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil / GoMadFromTheIsolation: [[spoiler: Edmond Dantès/Count of Monté Cristo]]

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%%* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil / GoMadFromTheIsolation: BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler: Edmond Dantès/Count of Monté Cristo]]



%%* CollapsingLair[=/=]LoadBearingBoss

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%%* CollapsingLair[=/=]LoadBearingBossCollapsingLair



%%* CuteAndPsycho: Madame Villefort



* DeathbyAdaptation / SparedByTheAdaptation: The poisoner is revealed to be [[spoiler:Héloïse]] much earlier than in the book, far too early for the resultant deaths of [[spoiler:Héloïse]] and [[spoiler:Edouard]] and the Count's MyGodWhatHaveIDone, so those two wind up surviving to the end. On the flipside, in the original their deaths caused the Count to change his M.O. to a less bloody one, whereas in this version he kills [[spoiler:Danglars]]. [[spoiler:Caderousse]] also makes it out alive in this version, and [[spoiler:Franz]] doesn't.

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* DeathbyAdaptation / SparedByTheAdaptation: The poisoner DeathByAdaptation:
** [[spoiler:Franz]]
is revealed a relatively minor supporting character in the book who lives to be [[spoiler:Héloïse]] much earlier than the end; in the anime he is given a more prominent role that culminates in a HeroicSacrifice to save [[spoiler:Albert]].
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the book, far too early for [[spoiler:Danglars]] is spared by the resultant Count after the deaths of [[spoiler:Héloïse]] and [[spoiler:Edouard]] cause him to reconsider his methods and have a change of heart. Those two are SparedByTheAdaptation (and the Count's MyGodWhatHaveIDone, anime's Count is in any case more hard-hearted about that kind of thing), so those two wind up surviving to the end. On the flipside, in the original their deaths caused there is no reconsidering and the Count leaves [[spoiler:Danglars]] to change his M.O. to a less bloody one, whereas in this version he kills [[spoiler:Danglars]]. [[spoiler:Caderousse]] also makes it out alive in this version, and [[spoiler:Franz]] doesn't.die.



* DevilInPlainSight / UnusuallyUninterestingSight: The count is ''blue'' and has ''fangs'' but almost no one seems to notice/comment on it. One of the only times it's acknowledged is in a FromTheMouthsOfBabes moment from [[SpoiledBrat Edouard Villefort]]. Some of the aliens in the background in this show are pink and have ''heart-shaped'' heads. The weird thing about the Count is really just that he's blue and ''human''.
** The Count looks like he belongs to the same species as Haydée with his blue skin and pointy ears - just his fangs set him apart. Of course their similar appearance is just a coincidence, since the Count is human and Haydée is not, but your average observer probably couldn't tell the difference.



%%* GoMadFromTheIsolation: [[spoiler: Edmond Dantès/Count of Monté Cristo]]



* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha / LikeThatShowButWithMecha: The fight between Mondego and the Count. Also, the fight between [[spoiler:Franz]] and the Count. And again, this is based on a classic book that has no robots.



* LikeThatShowButWithMecha: Duels are fought not just with pistols or swords, but with six-foot long swords wielded by HumongousMecha, as seen after Albert challenges the Count to a duel, and again in the showdown between the Count and Mondego.
%%* LoadBearingBoss



* SparedByTheAdaptation:
** The poisoner is revealed to be [[spoiler:Héloïse]] much earlier than in the book, far too early for the resultant deaths of [[spoiler:Héloïse]] and [[spoiler:Edouard]], so those two wind up surviving to the end.
** [[spoiler:Caderousse]] also makes it out alive in this version.



* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: The count is ''blue'' and has ''fangs'' but almost no one seems to notice/comment on it. One of the only times it's acknowledged is in a FromTheMouthsOfBabes moment from [[SpoiledBrat Edouard Villefort]]. Some of the aliens in the background in this show are pink and have ''heart-shaped'' heads, while Haydée has blue skin and pointy ears, but no fangs. The weird thing about the Count is really just that he's blue and ''human''.



%%* {{Yandere}} / CuteAndPsycho: Madame Villefort

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%%* {{Yandere}} / CuteAndPsycho: {{Yandere}}: Madame Villefort
15th Dec '17 1:59:13 AM Anddrix
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* UnmovingPlaid: Taking to such extremes that it defines the series' entire art style in a LoveItOrHateIt fashion; it's used not just for clothes, but for absolutely everything with a texture.

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* UnmovingPlaid: Taking to such extremes that it defines the series' entire art style in a LoveItOrHateIt divisive fashion; it's used not just for clothes, but for absolutely everything with a texture.
8th Oct '17 11:49:29 AM Mareon
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%%* MindRape: Edmond undergoes a major one in prison, although it's ''way'' more explicit in the manga.

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%%* * {{Melodrama}}: Of the Highest Order. TropesAreNotBad.
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MindRape: Edmond undergoes a major one in prison, although it's ''way'' more explicit in the manga.
9th Aug '17 8:53:46 AM SeptimusHeap
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* {{Lolicon}}: In the anime, everybody starting with Albert thinks that [[spoiler: Haydée is the Count's mistress]], which it is strongly implied ''isn't'' the case (especially since [[spoiler: the fact that the Count's body is as cold as a corpse's and that part of his skin and muscles show his internal organs makes him unable to get intimate with anyone in the first place]]). This also changes the ending of the novel, in which [[spoiler: the Count leaves with Haydée to live happily ever after as a cool couple even though he explicitly views her as his adopted daughter.]]
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