History Characters / Gankutsuou

29th Dec '16 4:50:53 AM Morgenthaler
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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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* {{Badass}}: [[spoiler: He shows that he is a competent fighter when facing off in a mecha fight against the Count.]]
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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.
30th May '16 9:49:57 PM emillang1000
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* AntiVillain: Unlike most versions of the tale, the Count's plots are shown without the filter of the story being told from his point of view, which means they're presented as the twisted, manipulative, and downright psychotic actions with no regard towards innocents caught in the wake. Then again, the three ''direct'' targets of his wrath ''[[KickTheSonOfABitch completely deserve it]]'', so you can't help but root for him when those exact people get their just-desserts.

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* AntiVillain: Unlike most versions of the tale, the Count's plots are shown without the filter of the story being told from his point of view, which means they're presented as the twisted, manipulative, [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]], and downright psychotic actions with no regard towards innocents caught in the wake. Then again, the three ''direct'' targets of his wrath ''[[KickTheSonOfABitch completely deserve it]]'', so you can't help but root for him when those exact people get their just-desserts.
30th May '16 9:39:39 PM emillang1000
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* AdaptationalVillainy: While most versions of the story show the Count in an entirely heroic light, and while he was arguably featured as heroic even in Dumas' novel, it's hard to deny that the literary Count is [[BlackAndGrayMorality morally ambiguous]] MagnificentBastard, given that his machinations ruin far more innocent lives than just those who wronged him. ''THIS'' version, however, shows as he would seem to those innocent bystanders... which is absolutely satanic.


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* AntiVillain: Unlike most versions of the tale, the Count's plots are shown without the filter of the story being told from his point of view, which means they're presented as the twisted, manipulative, and downright psychotic actions with no regard towards innocents caught in the wake. Then again, the three ''direct'' targets of his wrath ''[[KickTheSonOfABitch completely deserve it]]'', so you can't help but root for him when those exact people get their just-desserts.


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* TheHeavy: What else would you expect from the titular character?
27th May '16 1:57:34 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Oddly enough, since he's an EvilRedhead in the novel, anime!Beauchamp seems to have gotten novel!Andrea's appearance.
22nd May '16 7:33:42 PM Silvard
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* 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.
21st May '16 2:10:41 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil
20th Jan '16 9:33:21 PM Aiddon
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* ChildhoodFriendRomance: He's known Eugenie since they were kids, but initially they aren't happy about their engagement and bicker constantly. However, it's frustration born of their parents deciding it out of convenience instead of letting them choose. When he starts to care of his own free will Albert is willing to fight for her.
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