History Characters / Gankutsuou

7th Sep '17 12:08:51 PM SentientShrimp
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Shortly after this meeting, he calls upon the favor Albert owes him, and is introduced to Parisian society. From there, he sets a plan into motion that will change the face of the entire human empire.


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* AFatherToHisMen: one of the few ways he is nicer than the count of the book is in how he treats his servants. The way he treated Ali in the book is how he treats all of them here. [[spoiler: When he is sure he will die, he leaves his fortune evenly split between the survivors of his gang.]]
7th Sep '17 7:02:22 AM SentientShrimp
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A mute alien slave kept by the count, and who seems to be one of the few people whose company the count actually enjoys. He is extremely skilled at both medicine and horse riding.
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* TheVoiceless: In contrast to the Count's other servants.

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* TheVoiceless: In Just like in the book, and in contrast to the Count's other servants.



* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter

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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacterHorribleJudgeOfCharacter: One of his biggest flaws is that he simply cannot imagine someone is evil until it's rubbed in his face. Sometimes even then.



* OedipusComplex
* ObliviousToLove: Both towards Eugenie's attraction to him and [[spoiler: Franz's]].

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* OedipusComplex
OedipusComplex: While less so than in the book (where it was downright unhealthy at times), it's clear he adores his mother but has difficulty truly connecting with his father, who won't let anyone but Mercedes closer than arms length.
* ObliviousToLove: Both towards Three times! Towards Eugenie's attraction to him him, and [[spoiler: Franz's]].Peppo and Franz's as well]].



* TookALevelInBadass

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* TookALevelInBadassTookALevelInBadass: Albert goes from chafing at slight inconveniences to being an extremely courageous young man. [[spoiler: he even walks through the streets of Paris while his father is sacking the city and slaughtering dissidents, instead of running away]]
20th Aug '17 7:21:34 PM SentientShrimp
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The reculsive eldest daughter of the Villefort family.

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The reculsive reclusive eldest daughter of the Villefort family.family, born to Gerards late first wife. While she seems like the ideal parisian lady, her health has prevented her from interacting with noble society in any meaningful way.



* IllGirl [[spoiler: Because her stepmother is poisoning her]].

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* IllGirl GildedCage: Trapped in her beautiful mansion complex by a mixture of bad health and a worse mother.
* IllGirl: She rarely leaves the home due to an illness.
[[spoiler: Because It turns out this is because her stepmother is poisoning her]].her.]].




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Gerard Villefort's second, less respectable, and much younger, wife. Not helping her image in Parisian society are the rumors that she beats her children, or at least Valentine, but no one has ever caught her in the act.




* BitchInSheepsClothing: She presents a demure front, but even before she attempts to poison her stepdaughter, another character says there are rumors that she beats Valentine regularly.

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: She presents a demure front, but even before she attempts to [[spoiler: poison her stepdaughter, stepdaughter]], another character says there are rumors that she beats Valentine regularly.



* GreenEyedMonster: Being a second wife to a man much richer than her, and who will leave her son nothing after his death due to inheritance laws, has left her extremely bitter.



* SecondLove: To Gerard, just like in the novel, except somehow even more resentful about it here.



* VillainousBreakdown

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* VillainousBreakdownVillainousBreakdown:




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A wheelchair bound old man, Nortier lived an eventful life only to be struck by a paralyzing illness in his golden years just as things in his family began to take a turn for the worse. Out of the Villefort, it seems he is the only one who actually loves Valentine.



One of the most infamous mafia bosses on Luna, Luigi Vampa has become infamous for kidnapping rich tourists and ransoming them off for astronomical amounts of money. A fan of punctuality, he expects the same adherence to schedules from his "clients" that he shows them.

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One of the most infamous mafia bosses on Luna, Luigi Vampa has become infamous greatly feared for kidnapping rich tourists and ransoming them off for astronomical amounts of money. A fan of punctuality, he expects the same adherence to schedules from his "clients" that he shows them.



* AdaptationalVillainy: In the original book, Vampa was a NobleDemon FatherToHisMen who kept Rome "safe" by killing any bandit leader morally worse than himself (especially rapists, whom he absolutely despised) and was in-fact a FriendlyEnemy to Franz and Albert. In the book he was so greatly impressed by the laters bravery that they part with no hard feelings between them. In Gankutsuou, not so much.



* KnifeNut: Guy loves knives and loves throwing them at people. He even uses them as bookmarks, for some reason.




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* StarterVillain: The antagonist of the first arc of the show, who sets the rest of the plot in motion.
20th Aug '17 6:36:09 PM SentientShrimp
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Born in a small fishing town, Maximilien finds himself suddenly inducted into the social circles of the elite after saving the life of the blueblood officer Raoul de Château-Renaud. Due to his status as an outsider, he is able to see aristocratic life for what it is.

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Born in a the small fishing town, town of Marseilles, Maximilien finds himself suddenly inducted into the social circles of the elite after saving the life of the blueblood officer Raoul de Château-Renaud. Due to his status as an outsider, he is able to see aristocratic life for what it is.



* GentleGiant

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* GentleGiantGentleGiant:



Maximilian's superior officer, and the individual who is sponsoring Max's introduction into high society, like Albert is with the count. After having his life saved by Maximilian, he vowed to help the impoverished soldier and his family.

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Maximilian's superior officer, and the individual who is sponsoring Max's introduction into high society, like Albert is with the count. After having his life saved by Maximilian, he vowed to help the impoverished soldier and his family. He up-keeps automobiles as a sort of hobby.




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A reporter for a Parisian newspaper, Beauchamp is equally infamous as famous for his articles.



* DeadpanSnarker: His job of sifting through the royals' dirty laundry has made him bitterly cynical, and he has the sense of humor to match.



A poor drunkard from Marsille, Gaspard seems connected to some of the most powerful men in the Empire, though obviously not through any choice of their own. He seeks to take by force what he feels life owes him, though he never resorts to murder. [[spoiler: Actually one of the four who had Dantes imprisoned, he blackmails the others out of a mixture of remorse and avarice]]

* AdaptationalHeroism: Still not a "hero" by any means, but compared to the murderously greedy Gaspard from the book, this slimy con man comes accross as a far better person. After all, the people he is extorting did far, far worse.




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* KickTheSonOfABitch: It is hard to feel bad for those he is extorting once you know their pasts.
* NoPronunciationGuide: Bizarrely, as it is a real French name and not a fantasy title. His name should actually be pronounced "Cad-Rue" (with added phlegm on the C) but the show, at least in the English dub, goes for the comically butchered "Cah-Da-Err-Ruse".



A mysterious entity associated in some way with the count. [[spoiler: Apparently the spirit of a dead space pirate, who, due to his immense strength, became... something else entirely... after death.]]
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* CameBackStrong: [[spoiler: He was already an infamous space pirate before his death. But whatever he turned into after wasting away is strong enough to rip apart the Chateu D'iff once given a human vessel to channel his power through.]]



* EldritchAbomination

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* EldritchAbominationDealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler: An interesting take in that he makes it abundantly clear what he will take from you, but most who make pacts with him are desperate enough that CessationOfExistence sounds preferable to whatever they are going through.]]
* TheDreaded: The government of France (and thus Earth) has actively tried to erase him from existence. See {{TheGhost}}.
* EldritchAbomination:
* TheGhost: In an effort to contain knowledge of his existence, any information the government could get their hands on was either destroyed or sealed away deep in the government archives. The well connected Luigi Vampa didn't even think Gankutsuou existed, and even Lucien's high level clearance can't get him anything more than the thinnest sliver of information. Even at the end of the series, we still know barely anything about Gankutsuou that doesn't involve his interactions with the count.
20th Aug '17 3:00:17 PM Mareon
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* AdaptationalVillainy: '''AND HOW!!!''' The closest thing to him in the novel is Abbé Faria, an Innocent Priest and Innocent prisoner who helped Edmond to get out of his prison and guided him to a secret Treasure. Here he is a monster from outer space who fueled him with poisionus wrath.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: '''AND HOW!!!''' The closest thing to him in the novel is Abbé Faria, an Innocent Honest Priest and Innocent prisoner who helped Edmond to get out of his prison and guided him to a secret Treasure. Here he is a monster from outer space who fueled him with poisionus wrath.wrath.
* CompositeCharacter: Take the place of Abbé Faria, the Treasure and Edmonds Motive from the novel.
20th Aug '17 2:56:51 PM Mareon
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!!'''Gankutsuou'''
* AdaptationalVillainy: '''AND HOW!!!''' The closest thing to him in the novel is Abbé Faria, an Innocent Priest and Innocent prisoner who helped Edmond to get out of his prison and guided him to a secret Treasure. Here he is a monster from outer space who fueled him with poisionus wrath.
* EldritchAbomination
29th Dec '16 4:50:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}



* {{Badass}}: [[spoiler: He shows that he is a competent fighter when facing off in a mecha fight against the Count.]]
** BadassBaritone

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* {{Badass}}: [[spoiler: He shows that he is a competent fighter when facing off in a mecha fight against the Count.]]
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%%* BadassBaritone
16th Dec '16 12:20:20 PM SentientShrimp
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An eccentric aristocrat who, one day, just arrived on Luna and began acting as if he owned the place. Within a few years, he [[Fiction500 practically did]].

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* FateWorseThanDeath: What he believes [[spoiler: to have received after being wrongfully imprisoned. Also, what he wants to do to those that wronged him.]]

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* FateWorseThanDeath: What he believes [[spoiler: to have he[[spoiler: received after being wrongfully imprisoned.imprisoned, used as part of the WetwareCPU for the Chateau d'If. The agony was such he actually would have died purely from the pain alone had the same system not been forcibly keeping him alive. Also, what he wants to do to those that wronged him.]]]]
** Also what will happen if [[spoiler: he dies while possessed by Gankutsuo.]]
* Fiction500: Even accounting for 3000 years of inflation, the figures we hear make it obvious the Count would ''still'' be a trillionare by today's standards. Beauchamp notes that his BigFancyHouse alone is basically made up of solid 24-karat gold for no reason other than to show off to the other nobility.



* [[spoiler: SealedEvilInACan: Gankutsuou was sealed away for a thousand years but released some years before the start of the story.]]

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* [[spoiler: SealedEvilInACan: SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: Gankutsuou was sealed away for a thousand years in the Chateau d'If, but released some years before has been residing within the start of count since the story.two escaped together. If the count dies with Gankutsuou still inside him, then Gankutsuou will finally be free to wreak havoc upon the galaxy.]]
16th Dec '16 12:08:53 PM SentientShrimp
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* TheSpook: Played straight for half the series, as no one has ''any'' concrete data about anything earlier than when he arrived on Luna. While all of his documents are totally valid and legal, no one knows how he got them or who he was beforehand. When Albert's politician friend tries to investigate him in the Royal Archives, his (extremely high level) clearence only gets him the vaguest hints about who The Count is.



!!'''The Villefort Family in General'''

An aristocratic family of barristers, lawyers, and other men of the law. In recent years they suddenly went from a respected if quaint Parisian line to one of the "three corners of power" in Paris, making their patriarch, Gérard, one of the most powerful men in the human empire.



The reculsive eldest daughter of the Villefort family.
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* KickTheSonOfABitch: Sadistic hanging judge he may be, but when he presents the ultimatum of suicide or life in an asylum [[note]]remember since Gankutsuo is based upon Bourbon Revolution era France, asylums are horrific places intended to fence off the mentally ill, not places intended to cure anyone[[/note]] to [[spoiler: his murderous, backstabbing wife]] large parts of the audience ''cheered''.


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* SoftSpokenSadist: You wouldn't expect someone so demure to be such a monster.


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* SpaceMarine: Was one, and still has the SuperSoldier physique.


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Maximilian's superior officer, and the individual who is sponsoring Max's introduction into high society, like Albert is with the count. After having his life saved by Maximilian, he vowed to help the impoverished soldier and his family.
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: You wouldn't know he was a competent, and (relative to other nobility) honest politician from the way he acts.
* TheDandy: Played up in the English dub, but elements of it were there in the original dub as well.


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15th Dec '16 4:56:41 PM SentientShrimp
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One of the most infamous mafia bosses on Luna, Luigi Vampa has become infamous for kidnapping rich tourists and ransoming them off for astronomical amounts of money. A fan of punctuality, he expects the same adherence to schedules from his "clients" that he shows them.

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* BerserkButton: He is a stickler for schedules, and will kill people over it. Even if you get the ransom together, he won't accept it a minute late and will execute the prisoner. Being punctual is more important than making money.



Albert's best friend and a member of the aristocracy, the two have been inseperable since Albert and Franz met at the funeral of Franz's father. Due to only belonging to a minor family, he is a lot more DownToEarth than the rest of the nobility.

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Born in a small fishing town, Maximilien finds himself suddenly inducted into the social circles of the elite after saving the life of the blueblood officer Raoul de Château-Renaud. Due to his status as an outsider, he is able to see aristocratic life for what it is.
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* HiddenDepths: He's one of the least seen of Albert's group of friends, only serving to introduce them to Maximilien, and helping them rescue Valentine. However when Albert is beaten unconscious by a group of guards, Raoul saves him, subdues the guards, and get's his bike back off-screen (he was a soldier). After that, he has a surprisingly deep conversation with Albert, saying he likes cars more than people because their easier to understand, and despite that he volunteered his car to be the getaway vehicle when rescuing Valentine (it got shot up). He also begins crying at [[spoiler: Franz's ]] death.

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* FantasticRacism: Despises aliens due to his experience fighting against them in [[TheGreatOffscreenWar the war]].
* HiddenDepths: He's one of the least seen of Albert's group of friends, only serving to introduce them to Maximilien, and helping them rescue Valentine. However when Albert is beaten unconscious by a group of guards, Raoul saves him, subdues the guards, and get's his bike back off-screen (he was a soldier). After that, he has a surprisingly deep conversation with Albert, saying he likes cars more than people because their easier to understand, and despite that he volunteered his car to be the getaway vehicle when rescuing Valentine (it got shot up). He also begins crying at [[spoiler: Franz's ]] death.
Franz's death]].
* OlderThanTheyLook: Looks like a young teenager but is actually an officer in the military.
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