History Characters / CyranoDeBergerac

12th Jan '17 7:07:38 AM annette12
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* ConspicuousConsumption: Cyrano combines it with AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted, as he confides to Le Bret that [[BuyThemOff the bag of crowns he used to pay the entrance fees of the Burgundy Theater]] was his parental bounty, and so he has not money for the rest of the month. Even when Le Bret scolds Cyrano for his folly, Cyrano calls this ''"a graceful act"''. This conduct explains better than anything why Cyrano is condemned to a life of PerpetualPoverty.



* ConspicuousConsumption: Cyrano combines it with AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted, as he confides to Le Bret that [[BuyThemOff the bag of crowns he used to pay the entrance fees of the Burgundy Theater]] was his parental bounty, and so he has not money for the rest of the month. Even when Le Bret scolds Cyrano for his folly, Cyrano calls this ''"a graceful act"''. This conduct explains better than anything why Cyrano is condemned to a life of PerpetualPoverty.
12th Jan '17 7:06:31 AM annette12
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* BadassBoast

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* BadassBoastBadassBoast: Cyrano’s gasconades are spread among the entire play beginning with Act I Scene IV.
--> '''De Guiche:''' Oh, ay! Another Gascon boast!



* BrokenAce

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* BrokenAce BrokenAce: Renaissance man, legendary poet, duelist, soldier, philosopher, physicist, musician, playwright, novelist and excellent actor, who also is an ugly, writhing pile of FreudianExcuse, who systematically throws away every chance of success he has, would rather help some other guy get the girl he loves than confess to her, and assiduously kills anyone who mocks his enormous nose.



* ButForMeItWasTuesday
* BuyThemOff
* CannotSpitItOut

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* ButForMeItWasTuesday
ButForMeItWasTuesday:
-->'''First poet''': We were stayed by the mob; they are crowded all round the Porte de Nesle!... \\
'''Second poet''': Eight bleeding brigand carcasses strew the pavements there—all slit open \\
with sword-gashes! \\
'''Cyrano''' ''[raising his head a minute from writing his love letter]'': Eight?... hold, methought seven. \\
''[He goes on writing.]''
* BuyThemOff
BuyThemOff: Used by Cyrano after he refuses to apologize to the Burgundy Theater's audience for interrupting ''[[ShowWithinAShow La Clorise]]''; he pays Bellerose for all the entrance fees so they can give it back to the public. Cyrano uses it to bribe the Duenna to leave her and Roxane alone, and De Guiche invokes it with Cyrano and Cardenal Richelieu's patronage.
* CannotSpitItOutCannotSpitItOut: Justified, Cyrano has a FreudianExcuse that doesn't let him spit it out.
* CausticCritic: Cyrano critiques your artistic work without any pity, and given the play is a PeriodPiece, [[ForegoneConclusion Cyrano is always right]] [[HistoricalFiction in his critiques]]: [[GiftedlyBad Montfleury]] was a ''"An actor villainous!"'' (and then Cyrano kicks him out the theater), [[FanDumb les Précieuses]] could ''"Inspire our verse, but—criticise it not!"'', [[SturgeonsLaw playwright Baró’s]] ''"verses are not worth a doit! I'm glad to interrupt"'' (Baró’s play). [[MagnificentBastard Cardenal]] [[SmallNameBigEgo Richelieu]] ([[ManBehindTheMan famous politician]], [[RenaissanceMan wrote plays as a hobby]]) ''"is an author. 'Twill not fail to please him that I should mar a brother-author's play"''. Cyrano also is fair, of his own talent he thinks: ''"Not to mount high"'' and about {{Moliere}}, Cyrano thinks he’s a ''"genius"''.



* CausticCritic
* ConspicuousConsumption

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* CausticCritic
* ConspicuousConsumption
ConspicuousConsumption: Cyrano combines it with AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted, as he confides to Le Bret that [[BuyThemOff the bag of crowns he used to pay the entrance fees of the Burgundy Theater]] was his parental bounty, and so he has not money for the rest of the month. Even when Le Bret scolds Cyrano for his folly, Cyrano calls this ''"a graceful act"''. This conduct explains better than anything why Cyrano is condemned to a life of PerpetualPoverty.



* DuelsDecideEverything
* EstablishingCharacterMoment
* ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask:

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* DuelsDecideEverything
EstablishingCharacterMoment: Cyrano's performance at the Burgundy Theater.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment
* ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask:
ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask: Cyrano composes a ballad in honor of his opponent while in the midst of a swordfight.



* GentlemanSnarker

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* GentlemanSnarkerGentlemanSnarker: His wit is as sharp as his rapier, which is saying something.



* TheGrotesque
* GrumpyBear

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* TheGrotesque
TheGrotesque: Cyrano considers himself one even though all that's wrong with him is that he has a big nose.
* GrumpyBearGrumpyBear: Despite all the evidence the audience can see to the contrary, Cyrano just cannot consider even for a second that Roxane actually might be able to look past his appearance and love him for his soul.



* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Cyrano is his own harshest critic.



* ImpoverishedPatrician
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy
* TheLastDJ
* ManlyTears

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* ImpoverishedPatrician
IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Cyrano helping the handsome Christian to win the heart of the woman they both love, Roxane. He does this because Roxane is already fond of Christian (who's genuinely a decent guy, just lacking in wit), and Cyrano himself believes he's too ugly to ever have a chance with her.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy
LargeHam: Depardieu as Cyrano in TheMovie.
* TheLastDJ
TheLastDJ: Cyrano dares to refuse Cardinal Richelieu's patronage as a playwright because Richelieu could alter his lines.
* ManlyTearsManlyTears: Cyrano insists in Act I that he never cries, but in Act IV, Christian notices a tear drop on his most recent love letter to Roxane.



* OneManArmy
* RenaissanceMan

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* OneManArmy
OneManArmy: Between Acts I and II, Cyrano stands against one hundred men and kills eight of them. Between Acts IV and V, he manages to survive the Last Stand of only one company of Gascon cadets against all the Spanish Army.
* RenaissanceManRenaissanceMan: Both in the play and in RealLife.



* StepfordSmiler:

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* StepfordSmiler:StepfordSmiler: Cyrano is a Type A, obsessed with not projecting an image of sadness in order to be accepted by his peers.
12th Jan '17 6:17:44 AM BobTanaka
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Added DiffLines:

* NiceToTheWaiter: Is very kind to a serving girl who offers him dinner, and generally shows great sympathy to the lower classes, reserving his abrasiveness for the nobility.
12th Mar '16 3:54:46 PM Orbiting
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* {{Gonk}}: A self-admitted one, though there's some heavy suggestion that this is simply him being self-concious as a gew women are shown being attracted to him.

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* {{Gonk}}: A self-admitted one, though there's some heavy suggestion that this is simply him being self-concious self-conscious as a gew few women are shown being to be attracted to him.
12th Mar '16 3:53:56 PM Orbiting
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* BerserkButton: His nose.

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* BerserkButton: His nose. Even mentioning the word around him is a bad idea.



* DirtyCoward: Cyrano considers himself one because he CannotSpitItOut.

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* DirtyCoward: Cyrano He considers himself one because he CannotSpitItOut.



* GeniusBruiser

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* GeniusBruiserGeniusBruiser: He's just as clever as he is good at fighting.



* ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe

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* ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMeICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe: Belives that he's too ugly for ''anyone'' to want, and especially someone as beautiful as Roxane.



* StarvingArtist

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* StarvingArtistStarvingArtist: A brilliant poet who's perpetually short on cash.



* UnluckyChildhoodFriend
* WarriorPoet

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* UnluckyChildhoodFriend
UnluckyChildhoodFriend: To Roxane.
* WarriorPoetWarriorPoet: As good of a poet as he is a sword fighter-- which is to say, extremely.



* ArrangedMarriage: Intended with De Valvert, invoked with Christian.

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* ArrangedMarriage: Intended with De de Valvert, invoked with Christian.



* HiddenDepths ('''Cyrano:''' A heroine? Our intellectual?)

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* HiddenDepths ('''Cyrano:''' HiddenDepths:
-->'''Cyrano:'''
A heroine? Our intellectual?)intellectual?



* LovesMyAlterEgo

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* LovesMyAlterEgoLovesMyAlterEgo: Falls in love with the 'hero of romance' that Christian and Cyrano create.



* BettyAndVeronica: He's the beautiful out of towner to Cyrano's big-nosed but caring childhood friend. Subverted in that all of his charm is courtesy of Cyrano himself.

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* BettyAndVeronica: He's the beautiful out of towner out-of-towner to Cyrano's big-nosed but caring childhood friend. Subverted in that all of his charm is courtesy of Cyrano himself.Cyrano's own help and aid in courting Roxane.



* InterruptedSuicide

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* InterruptedSuicideInterruptedSuicide: After his wife leaves him.



[[folder: Viscount De Valvert]]

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[[folder: Viscount De de Valvert]]



* WritersSuck:
* YouFightLikeACow: played straight by Cyrano but averted with De Valvert, so busy fighting for his life to quip.

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* WritersSuck:
* YouFightLikeACow: played straight by Cyrano but averted with De Valvert, so busy fighting for
WritersSuck: In his life to quip.view.
15th Dec '15 3:47:53 AM Silverblade2
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* {{Badass}}
** BadassBoast
** CulturedBadass
** HeartbrokenBadass: After Act II Scene VI.

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* {{Badass}}
** BadassBoast
** CulturedBadass
** HeartbrokenBadass: After Act II Scene VI.
BadassBoast



* CulturedBadass



* HeartbrokenBadass: After Act II Scene VI.



* [[ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe I Can't Believe A Girl Like You Would Notice Me]]

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* [[ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe I Can't Believe A Girl Like You Would Notice Me]]ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe



** MasterOfAll: Pretty much good at everything other than having a big nose.

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** * MasterOfAll: Pretty much good at everything other than having a big nose.



* StepfordSmiler: Type A

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* StepfordSmiler: Type AStepfordSmiler:



* [[ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe I Can't Believe A Girl Like You Would Notice Me]]

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* [[ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe I Can't Believe A Girl Like You Would Notice Me]]ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe



* [[NoTrueScotsman No True Gascon]]

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* [[NoTrueScotsman No True Gascon]]NoTrueScotsman
28th Feb '15 9:08:50 AM thatother1dude
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* InformedAbility: He's regularly referred to as stupid throughout the play but, while he's nowhere near as witty as Cyrano, proves to be cunning in his own right when [[LoveMakesYouDumb not in front of Roxanne]].


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* SmarterThanYouLook: He's regularly referred to as stupid throughout the play but, while he's nowhere near as witty as Cyrano, proves to be cunning in his own right when [[LoveMakesYouDumb not in front of Roxanne]].
11th Jan '15 12:45:33 PM Mr.French
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* BeYourself: Averted.

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* BettyAndVeronica: The loving but unattractive Betty to the foreign and beautiful Christian. Subverted in that most of Christian's mystique is courtesy of Cyrano himself.
* BeYourself: Averted. His FatalFlaw is his insistence on avoiding this.



* MasterSwordsman: Likely the best in the world.
** MasterOfAll: Pretty much good at everything other than having a big nose.



* TeamDad



* BettyAndVeronica: He's the beautiful out of towner to Cyrano's big-nosed but caring childhood friend. Subverted in that all of his charm is courtesy of Cyrano himself.



* BrainlessBeauty: Played Straight and Defied.
* HiddenDepths

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* BrainlessBeauty: Played Straight and Defied.
Defied. He's nowhere near as smart as Cyrano is, but he's also shown to be much smarter than others give him credit for.
* HiddenDepthsCannotTalkToWomen: This is more of his problem than actually being stupid.
* HiddenDepths: He's actually a decent guy whose quite a bit sharper than you may initially think.


Added DiffLines:

* InformedAbility: He's regularly referred to as stupid throughout the play but, while he's nowhere near as witty as Cyrano, proves to be cunning in his own right when [[LoveMakesYouDumb not in front of Roxanne]].


Added DiffLines:

* LoveMakesYouDumb: He becomes tongue-tied whenever he's in front of Roxanne, needing Cyrano to feed him lines from the shadows just to speak properly.


Added DiffLines:

* NoRespectGuy: Frequently called stupid and only admired for his good looks, to the point where even his admirers admit he's probably nothing more than a pretty face. Roxanne also immediately becomes annoyed with him the moment it's made clear he's not good with words.
* PrettyBoy: Pretty much the only real "skill" that he has is being incredibly good looking.


Added DiffLines:

* NiceGuy: Probably one of the few characters in the play who never acts like a jerk.
11th Jan '15 12:33:24 PM Mr.French
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* DeadpanSnarker

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* DeadpanSnarkerDeadpanSnarker: A legendary one. In a WorldOfSnark, he's hands down the snarkiest, and will easily upstage any who claim otherwise.



* FatalFlaw: Vanity, as Cyrano admits in his final scene

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* FatalFlaw: Vanity, as Cyrano admits He believes it to be his humongous nose, but in reality it's his vanity that causes him to think this way. He only comes to realize that it was his vanity holding him back all along in his final scenescene.


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* {{Gonk}}: A self-admitted one, though there's some heavy suggestion that this is simply him being self-concious as a gew women are shown being attracted to him.
16th Jul '13 1:53:07 PM Sheora
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* BeYourself: Tragically averted.

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* BeYourself: Tragically averted.Averted.
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