History Characters / LesMiserables

16th Jun '18 5:51:40 AM Synchronicity
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* ParentalFavoritism: He favours Marius and Marius' mother; Marius' distant cousin Theodule is [[TheUnfavorite the unfavorite]]. [[note]]His favoritism and attention turn

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* ParentalFavoritism: He favours Marius and Marius' mother; Marius' distant cousin Theodule is [[TheUnfavorite the unfavorite]]. [[note]]His favoritism and attention turnturn
* ParentalFavoritism: He favours Marius and Marius' mother; Marius' distant cousin Theodule is [[TheUnfavorite the unfavorite]]. [[note]]His favoritism and attention turn out to be not so great for Marius, though.[[/note]]
* RamblingOldManMonologue: [[{{Understatement}} His rants tend to be long-winded]], but his speech during Marius' and Cosette's wedding truly takes the cake[[note]]Trust us. You don't want us to quote the whole thing here[[/note]].
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!!Patron-Minette
Four petty thieves who closely associate with Thenardier. They try to rob the house where Valjean and Cosette take up residence, and are promptly arrested.

* AbhorrentAdmirer: Montparnasse, to Eponine. Doesn't stop him from occasionally threatening to murder her, though.
* AdaptedOut: In some film adaptations, they don't appear.
* ConvenientlyCellmates: When Thénardier and the Patron-Minette gang get arrested, only Thénardier is put into a different cell from the others, who of course quickly devise a plan together and even manage to communicate the plan to Thénardier.
* DumbMuscle: Gueulemer, who's brawny but not that bright.
* TheFightingNarcissist: Montparnasse, who became a vicious street crook for the sake of staying fashionable and prides himself on his beauty even as he murders and steals his way through life.
* FiveBadBand:
** BigBad: Thenardier; while not officially a member, when we see the gang in the story they're doing jobs for him more often than not.
** TheDragon: Montparnasse.
** EvilGenius: Babet, the JackOfAllTrades.
** TheBrute: Gueulemer (novel)/Brujon (musical), the DumbMuscle.
** DarkChick: Claquesous, undeniably the strangest member.
** SixthRanger: Brujon in the novel, also not a member but a frequent accomplice. He and Gueulemer are [[CompositeCharacter made into the same guy]] in the musical.
* TheGhost: Claquesous; it's mentioned that nobody had ever seen him in a decent light in all his recorded life.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Brujon (in the musical) is only out for himself.
%%JackOfAllTrades: Babet
* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: Like their boss, they seem to worm their way out of punishment, but in the book it's mentioned that they were convicted for the Gorbeau Robbery ''in absentia'' and sentenced to life in prison. If they're ever arrested again, they're screwed.
* TheKillerBecomesTheKilled: After killing a innocent civilian Claquesous is executed by Enjolras.
* MalevolentMaskedMan: Claquesous, who refuses to ever be seen without a mask.
* TheMole: A police badge was found on Claquesous' dead body, implying he was one.
* NoIndoorVoice: Musical Brujon shouts all the time.
* PetTheDog: In the musical, Montparnasse and Eponine seem to be on better terms than they are in the book. In a weirdly adorable way, in fact, as "Attack on Rue Plumet" shows that they have nicknames for each other ("'Parnasse" and "'Ponine").
* PrettyBoy: Montparnasse's good looks and "wide hips" are given emphasis in the narrative.
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15th Jun '18 2:32:43 AM Saveelich
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For an index of the actors and actresses who have played in adaptations of ''Les Misérables'' and have their own page on this wiki, see [[UsefulNotes/VictorHugoMediaActors here]].
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* ParentalFavoritism: He favours Marius and Marius' mother; Marius' distant cousin Theodule is [[TheUnfavorite the unfavorite]]. [[note]]His favoritism and attention turn out to be not so great for Marius, though.[[/note]]
* RamblingOldManMonologue: [[{{Understatement}} His rants tend to be long-winded]], but his speech during Marius' and Cosette's wedding truly takes the cake[[note]]Trust us. You don't want us to quote the whole thing here[[/note]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Patron-Minette]]
!!Patron-Minette
Four petty thieves who closely associate with Thenardier. They try to rob the house where Valjean and Cosette take up residence, and are promptly arrested.

* AbhorrentAdmirer: Montparnasse, to Eponine. Doesn't stop him from occasionally threatening to murder her, though.
* AdaptedOut: In some film adaptations, they don't appear.
* ConvenientlyCellmates: When Thénardier and the Patron-Minette gang get arrested, only Thénardier is put into a different cell from the others, who of course quickly devise a plan together and even manage to communicate the plan to Thénardier.
* DumbMuscle: Gueulemer, who's brawny but not that bright.
* TheFightingNarcissist: Montparnasse, who became a vicious street crook for the sake of staying fashionable and prides himself on his beauty even as he murders and steals his way through life.
* FiveBadBand:
** BigBad: Thenardier; while not officially a member, when we see the gang in the story they're doing jobs for him more often than not.
** TheDragon: Montparnasse.
** EvilGenius: Babet, the JackOfAllTrades.
** TheBrute: Gueulemer (novel)/Brujon (musical), the DumbMuscle.
** DarkChick: Claquesous, undeniably the strangest member.
** SixthRanger: Brujon in the novel, also not a member but a frequent accomplice. He and Gueulemer are [[CompositeCharacter made into the same guy]] in the musical.
* TheGhost: Claquesous; it's mentioned that nobody had ever seen him in a decent light in all his recorded life.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Brujon (in the musical) is only out for himself.
%%JackOfAllTrades: Babet
* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: Like their boss, they seem to worm their way out of punishment, but in the book it's mentioned that they were convicted for the Gorbeau Robbery ''in absentia'' and sentenced to life in prison. If they're ever arrested again, they're screwed.
* TheKillerBecomesTheKilled: After killing a innocent civilian Claquesous is executed by Enjolras.
* MalevolentMaskedMan: Claquesous, who refuses to ever be seen without a mask.
* TheMole: A police badge was found on Claquesous' dead body, implying he was one.
* NoIndoorVoice: Musical Brujon shouts all the time.
* PetTheDog: In the musical, Montparnasse and Eponine seem to be on better terms than they are in the book. In a weirdly adorable way, in fact, as "Attack on Rue Plumet" shows that they have nicknames for each other ("'Parnasse" and "'Ponine").
* PrettyBoy: Montparnasse's good looks and "wide hips" are given emphasis in the narrative.
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* ParentalFavoritism: He favours Marius and Marius' mother; Marius' distant cousin Theodule is [[TheUnfavorite the unfavorite]]. [[note]]His favoritism and attention turn out to be not so great for Marius, though.[[/note]]
* RamblingOldManMonologue: [[{{Understatement}} His rants tend to be long-winded]], but his speech during Marius' and Cosette's wedding truly takes the cake[[note]]Trust us. You don't want us to quote the whole thing here[[/note]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Patron-Minette]]
!!Patron-Minette
Four petty thieves who closely associate with Thenardier. They try to rob the house where Valjean and Cosette take up residence, and are promptly arrested.

* AbhorrentAdmirer: Montparnasse, to Eponine. Doesn't stop him from occasionally threatening to murder her, though.
* AdaptedOut: In some film adaptations, they don't appear.
* ConvenientlyCellmates: When Thénardier and the Patron-Minette gang get arrested, only Thénardier is put into a different cell from the others, who of course quickly devise a plan together and even manage to communicate the plan to Thénardier.
* DumbMuscle: Gueulemer, who's brawny but not that bright.
* TheFightingNarcissist: Montparnasse, who became a vicious street crook for the sake of staying fashionable and prides himself on his beauty even as he murders and steals his way through life.
* FiveBadBand:
** BigBad: Thenardier; while not officially a member, when we see the gang in the story they're doing jobs for him more often than not.
** TheDragon: Montparnasse.
** EvilGenius: Babet, the JackOfAllTrades.
** TheBrute: Gueulemer (novel)/Brujon (musical), the DumbMuscle.
** DarkChick: Claquesous, undeniably the strangest member.
** SixthRanger: Brujon in the novel, also not a member but a frequent accomplice. He and Gueulemer are [[CompositeCharacter made into the same guy]] in the musical.
* TheGhost: Claquesous; it's mentioned that nobody had ever seen him in a decent light in all his recorded life.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Brujon (in the musical) is only out for himself.
%%JackOfAllTrades: Babet
* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: Like their boss, they seem to worm their way out of punishment, but in the book it's mentioned that they were convicted for the Gorbeau Robbery ''in absentia'' and sentenced to life in prison. If they're ever arrested again, they're screwed.
* TheKillerBecomesTheKilled: After killing a innocent civilian Claquesous is executed by Enjolras.
* MalevolentMaskedMan: Claquesous, who refuses to ever be seen without a mask.
* TheMole: A police badge was found on Claquesous' dead body, implying he was one.
* NoIndoorVoice: Musical Brujon shouts all the time.
* PetTheDog: In the musical, Montparnasse and Eponine seem to be on better terms than they are in the book. In a weirdly adorable way, in fact, as "Attack on Rue Plumet" shows that they have nicknames for each other ("'Parnasse" and "'Ponine").
* PrettyBoy: Montparnasse's good looks and "wide hips" are given emphasis in the narrative.
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14th Jun '18 1:04:49 PM CJCroen1393
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* VocalDissonance: In the book, she was a teenage girl whose voice was frequently compared to a middle aged ''man's'', presumably due to years of drowning her sorrows in alcohol. This was changed in the musical for ''very'' obvious reasons.
16th May '18 6:31:30 AM Synchronicity
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* HeelRealization[=/=]HeelFaceTurn: Has one when Bishop of Digne lets him go with the candlesticks -- struck by the Bishop's act of forgiveness, he repents and becomes a good man.

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* HeelRealization[=/=]HeelFaceTurn: HeelRealization: Has one when Bishop of Digne lets him go with the candlesticks -- struck by the Bishop's act of forgiveness, he repents and becomes a good man.



-->''"You speak now like a brave man and an honest man. Courage does not fear crime, and honesty does not fear authority."''



* FriendlyRivalry[=/=]WorthyOpponent: Apparently, with Gavroche in the 2012 film. Gavroche asks Valjean to spare him at the barricade, and Javert is [[AntagonistInMourning aghast to discover]] Gavroche among the dead after the battle. His reaction may also have do with the fact Gavroche is a child, though.

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* FriendlyRivalry[=/=]WorthyOpponent: FriendlyRivalry: Apparently, with Gavroche in the 2012 film. Gavroche asks Valjean to spare him at the barricade, and Javert is [[AntagonistInMourning aghast to discover]] Gavroche among the dead after the battle. His reaction may also have do with the fact Gavroche is a child, though.



* [[IAmTheNoun I Am the Law]]: Half of Javert's lyrics in the musical are him claiming this.

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* [[IAmTheNoun I Am IAmTheNoun: Javert likes to emphasize that "[he] is the Law]]: Half of Javert's lyrics law" in the musical are him claiming this.musical.



-->''"Six months to earn seven sous a day! but what will become of Cosette! My daughter! My daughter!"''




-->''She gave anyone who saw her a sensation of April and of dawn. There was dew in her eyes. Cosette was a condensation of auroral light in womanly form.''




-->''"This summer, I'll be hungry; this winter I'll be cold. Are there some fools... to think they can scare a girl?"''



* TheAlcoholic / LadyDrunk: She's a drinker in the novel. She drinks brandy and liquors, resulting in her hoarse voice.



* LadyDrunk: She's a drinker in the novel. She drinks brandy and liquors, resulting in her hoarse voice.



* KarmaHoudini: Thénardier gets away with all of his crimes in the book and musical. He and his wife even sing a song about it in the musical!

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* KarmaHoudini: KarmaHoudini:
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Thénardier gets away with all of his crimes in the book and musical. He and his wife even sing a song about it in the musical!



** Though in the book, he did spend several years in jail for his crimes after being arrested by Javert. So he didn't get off ''completely'' scot-free.
** [[AdaptationalKarma Averted]] in the 2007 anime. Played straight with his wife, though--she survives prison and gets released, with her worst punishment being losing a whole lot of weight.
** Also averted, to a degree, in the 2012 film. While they still don't receive any formal punishment, they are last seen being beaten up and physically thrown out of the wedding for [[FakeAristocrat impersonating a Baron and Baroness]].

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** Though in In the book, he did book; the mister does spend several years in jail for his crimes after being arrested by Javert. So he didn't get off ''completely'' scot-free.
scot-free.
** [[AdaptationalKarma Averted]] for Thénardier in the 2007 anime. Played anime, but still played straight with his wife, though--she survives prison and gets released, with her worst punishment being losing a whole lot of weight.
** Also averted, to a degree, Downplayed in the 2012 film. While they still don't receive any formal punishment, they are last seen being beaten up and physically thrown out of the wedding for [[FakeAristocrat impersonating a Baron and Baroness]].



* LaughablyEvil: They're despicable, but this is often played for comedy in the musical, especially in "Master of the House".



* PluckyComicRelief/ LaughablyEvil: In the musical, due to the fact that no other characters served this role in the book (except ''maybe'' Gavroche). Still creepy, though.

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* PluckyComicRelief/ LaughablyEvil: PluckyComicRelief: In the musical, due to the fact that no other characters served this role in the book (except ''maybe'' Gavroche). Still creepy, though.




-->''"The mouse has caught the cat."''



* DeathOfAChild: Almost invariably dies at the barricades with varying degrees of brutality depending on the adaptation. A particularly harsh example is the 2012 movie, as the camera is up close as he gets shot while singing "Little People".



* InfantImmortality: Averted, with varying degrees of brutality depending on the adaptation. A particularly harsh example is the 2012 movie, as the camera is up close as he gets shot while singing Little People.



* SparedByTheAdaptation: In the 2007 anime.

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: In He survives the 2007 anime.



* TheUnFavorite

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* TheUnFavoriteTheUnFavorite: The Thénardiers favored their daughters and left him to grow up on the streets.



-->"You have promised me to become an honest man. I am purchasing your soul, I withdraw it from the spirit of perversity and I give it to God Almighty."

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-->"You -->''"You have promised me to become an honest man. I am purchasing your soul, I withdraw it from the spirit of perversity and I give it to God Almighty."
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-->''"There are people who observe the rules of honor the way you and I observe the stars - from afar."''



--> '''Marius:''' ([[{{Adorkable}} fanboying Napoleon]]) Let us be just, my friends! What a splendid destiny for a nation to be the Empire of such an Emperor, when that nation is France and when it adds its own genius to the genius of that man! [...] To cause constellations of victories to flash forth at each instant from the zenith of the centuries, to make the French Empire a pendant to the Roman Empire, to be the great nation and to give birth to the grand army, to make its legions fly forth over all the earth, as a mountain sends out its eagles on all sides to conquer, to dominate, to strike with lightning, to be in Europe a sort of nation gilded through glory, to sound athwart the centuries a trumpet-blast of Titans, to conquer the world twice, by conquest and by dazzling, that is sublime; and what greater thing is there?\\

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--> '''Marius:''' ([[{{Adorkable}} fanboying Napoleon]]) Let us be just, my friends! What a splendid destiny for a nation to be the Empire of such an Emperor, when that nation is France and when it adds its own genius to the genius of that man! [...] To cause constellations of victories to flash forth at each instant from the zenith of the centuries, to make the French Empire a pendant to the Roman Empire, to be the great nation and to give birth to the grand army, to make its legions fly forth over all the earth, as a mountain sends out its eagles on all sides to conquer, to dominate, to strike with lightning, to be in Europe a sort of nation gilded through glory, to sound athwart the centuries a trumpet-blast of Titans, to conquer the world twice, by conquest and by dazzling, that is sublime; and what greater thing is there?\\



-->"''My dear boy, a word of advice. Take your nose out of books for awhile...there's something to be said for girls.''"



-->''"Long live France! Long live the future!"''




-->''"It is a pity that I am ignorant, for I would quote you a crowd of things, but I don't know anything."''






* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Grandpa]]: Gillenormand largely expresses his "affection" for his favored grandson with angry tirades and a raised cane, leaving Marius "trembling and mute" before him.

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* [[AbusiveParents AbusiveParents: Abusive Grandpa]]: Grandparent, in this case. Gillenormand largely expresses his "affection" for his favored grandson with angry tirades and a raised cane, leaving Marius "trembling and mute" before him.
6th Apr '18 6:16:20 AM jormis29
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: He is described as having a flat nose and thin, pinched lips that, along with his furrowed brow and thick sideburns, give him a permanent visage of 'unyielding, cruel authority'. Some of the most well-known adaptations have had Philip Quast, Anthony Perkins and Russell Crowe play the role.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: He is described as having a flat nose and thin, pinched lips that, along with his furrowed brow and thick sideburns, give him a permanent visage of 'unyielding, cruel authority'. Some of the most well-known adaptations have had Philip Quast, Anthony Perkins Creator/PhilipQuast, Creator/AnthonyPerkins and Russell Crowe Creator/RussellCrowe play the role.
19th Mar '18 3:00:09 PM BlindJustice-2515
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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: All of Fantine's misfortunes can be traced back to her being too trusting of people. First, she has a daughter with a man she believes is her true love, but leaves her once he tires of her. Then she places her daughter in the care of criminals that bilks her to nothing while they enslave and abuse the child.

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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: All of Fantine's misfortunes can be traced back to her being too trusting of people. First, she has a daughter child with a man she believes is her true love, but leaves her once he tires of her. Then she places her daughter Cosette in the care of criminals that bilks her to nothing enslave the little girl while they enslave and abuse the child.bilk Fantine to nothing.
6th Mar '18 2:20:24 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Her {{yandere}} qualities are removed from the musical.
2nd Mar '18 8:04:11 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* DefiantToTheEnd: After his real identity is exposed by Gavroche, he doesn't beg for mercy or try to run, choosing instead to make clear his disdain and contempt for the rebels. The "end" part ends up being subverted, since Valjean chooses to spare his life.
24th Feb '18 10:55:48 AM nombretomado
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Hugo gives few subtle hints in his description of Javert's past which suggest he might be part {{Romani}}, but since the subject of his parentage is never mentioned again, it's debatable whether it is {{canon}} or a case of LostInTranslation

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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Hugo gives few subtle hints in his description of Javert's past which suggest he might be part {{Romani}}, UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}, but since the subject of his parentage is never mentioned again, it's debatable whether it is {{canon}} or a case of LostInTranslation
11th Feb '18 3:08:09 PM OlmoJV
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* EvilCounterpart: Like Jean Valjean, Thénardier has the shrewdness of a criminal, uses various aliases, takes care of Cosette in Fantine's stead, goes through rough times and runs from the law. While Valjean loves Cosette like she were his own daughter, Thénardier doesn't really care for her or any of his own children. After Jean Valjean sees the error of thieving ways, he becomes rich through honest means yet hardly uses the wealth for his own benefit. The selfish and greedy Thénardier in turn repeatedly tries to get rich however he can, and he never repents. While Valjean became an embittered convict due to circumstances and a harsh justice system, Thénardier has wrongdoing in the blood.
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