History Characters / RoseOfVersailles

20th Jan '17 11:07:49 AM GlitteringFlowers
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Daughter of the Lady Polignac.

* ArrangedMarriage / WifeHusbandry
* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide]]
* {{Fangirl}}: Of Oscar.
* [[spoiler: GoMadFromTheRevelation]]

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Daughter of the Lady Polignac.

Polignac, a beautiful and very sheltered 11-to-12 year old girl.

* ArrangedMarriage / WifeHusbandry
WifeHusbandry: [[spoiler: To the Duke of Guiche.]]
* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide]]
DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: By either throwing herself off a tower (anime) or [[StaircaseTumble off a stairwell]] (manga).]]
* {{Fangirl}}: Of Oscar.
* [[spoiler: GoMadFromTheRevelation]]
Oscar.



* {{Ojou}}
* [[spoiler: TheOphelia]]

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* {{Ojou}}
{{Ojou}}: Of the SpoiledBrat type.
* TheOphelia: [[spoiler: TheOphelia]]Before killing herself, she [[GoMadFromTheRevelation totally lost her mind]] and showed up at a party [[LettingHerHairDown with her long blond hair down]], no shoes, and talking and laughing madly about how she doesn't want to get married.]]
14th Dec '16 11:59:43 PM annette12
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* Hypocrite: At one point the General talks to Oscar about the Jarjayes staying loyal to the Royal Family, and that a noble and a commoner can't marry without the King's permission. [[spoiler: In Episode 6, as a young man, the General was prepared to disobey Louis XV's decision to choose a wife of better social standing, and marry Georgette, prior to TheReveal]].

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* Hypocrite: {{Hypocrite}}: At one point the General talks to Oscar about the Jarjayes staying loyal to the Royal Family, and that a noble and a commoner can't marry without the King's permission. [[spoiler: In Episode 6, as a young man, the General was prepared to disobey Louis XV's decision to choose a wife of better social standing, and marry Georgette, prior to TheReveal]].
14th Dec '16 11:57:13 PM annette12
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* BerserkButton: Never ''ever'' threaten her mother. Or anyone she loves, ''period''.
14th Dec '16 11:55:35 PM annette12
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* {{Bifauxnen}}: Likely the TropeCodifier, as well as the page picture!

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* {{Bifauxnen}}: Likely Of course, though she stays slightly more on the TropeCodifier, as well as female side thanks to the shape of her face and eyes. She provides the page picture!picture for the trope, and she's also very likely the TropeCodifier.



* BlingOfWar: Her [[http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/p480x480/554258_567924976561585_601142670_n.jpg dress uniform]] as commander in the Garde du Corps is rather decorather, but has ''nothing'' on her [[http://web.tiscalinet.it/prisca/images/Sfondi-oscar/Sfondo%20oscar%20en%20pied.jpg French Guard uniform]].

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* BlingOfWar: BlingOfWar:
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Her [[http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/p480x480/554258_567924976561585_601142670_n.jpg dress uniform]] as commander in the Garde du Corps is rather decorather, but has ''nothing'' on her [[http://web.tiscalinet.it/prisca/images/Sfondi-oscar/Sfondo%20oscar%20en%20pied.jpg French Guard uniform]].



* BreakoutCharacter: The manga was originally intended to focus on Marie Antoinette, with Oscar as a supporting cast member, and hence the story arc of the manga begins with Marie's birth and ends with her death. Oscar became so popular with readers that she quickly took over the focus of the story, and other adaptations of the work focus on her as the main character from the start. In particular, the anime begins with the birth of Oscar.



* TheBrigadier: For her role into [[spoiler: Jeanne Valois' death]], Oscar was promoted to colonel and commander of the Gards du Corp regiment, becoming a de facto cavalry brigadier general. While in the French Guards she kept the colonel rank, but, commanding a regiment-sized company, became de-facto a colonel.



** TheBrigadier: For her role into [[spoiler: Jeanne Valois' death]], Oscar was promoted to colonel and commander of the Gards du Corp regiment, becoming a de facto cavalry brigadier general. While in the French Guards she kept the colonel rank, but, commanding a regiment-sized company, became de-facto a colonel.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything / ShoutOut : Oscar's birthday is on December the 25th. She dies at age 33. Sound familiar?

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything / ShoutOut : DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Oscar's birthday is on December the 25th. She dies at age 33. Sound familiar?



* GenreSavvy: Part of the drama comes out from her being savvy enough to realize how this is going to end and ''utterly failing to prevent it''.
** Also gave us a CMOF at the start of her service in the French Guards: knowing that most of the French Guards and the Swiss Guards [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy lazied around during guard duty at the gates of Versailles]], she decided to try and catch her men in the act, only to see them [[SubvertedTrope do their job even too well]] and ''catch Fersen as he was leaving after a secret night meeting with Marie Antoinette''. Then [[DoubleSubversion redirected Fersen to a gate where the guards were sleeping]].



* RaisedAsTheOppositeGender: She was the youngest daughter of a high-ranked military man, so she was raised as a boy by her dad. By the time she meets Andre at age 7, she already knows she is a girl and identifies as such. By the time Oscar joins the military at age 14, most people can tell she is female.
** HistoricalInJoke: The RealLife counterpart of her father did the same thing to his ''firstborn daughter'', and was more successful in hiding her true gender (it was found out only years after both their deaths, when people stumbled on her birth certificate).

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* RaisedAsTheOppositeGender: She was the youngest daughter of a high-ranked military man, so she was raised as a boy by her dad. By the time she meets Andre at age 7, she already knows she is a girl and identifies as such. By the time Oscar joins the military at age 14, most people can tell she is female.
** HistoricalInJoke:
female. It can be a HistoricalInJoke since The RealLife counterpart of her father did the same thing to his ''firstborn daughter'', and was more successful in hiding her true gender (it was found out only years after both their deaths, when people stumbled on her birth certificate).



* DespairEventHorizon: When [[spoiler: his eyesight is failing more and more ''and'' he learns that Oscar plans to die as a man. He confronts her in a ''very'' polemic scene that can be easily seen as a NearRapeExperience, though to his credit he ''does'' [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realize he's wrong and apologizes profusely]]. The incident is also seen (in the anime) as a proof of how immature he is.]]
** Also, in the manga, [[spoiler: he considers poisoning Oscar's wine and killing himself afterwards. However he stops her from drinking just in time.]]

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* DespairEventHorizon: DespairEventHorizon:
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When [[spoiler: his eyesight is failing more and more ''and'' he learns that Oscar plans to die as a man. He confronts her in a ''very'' polemic scene that can be easily seen as a NearRapeExperience, though to his credit he ''does'' [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realize he's wrong and apologizes profusely]]. The incident is also seen (in the anime) as a proof of how immature he is.]]
** Also, in In the manga, [[spoiler: he considers poisoning Oscar's wine and killing himself afterwards. However he stops her from drinking just in time.]]



* DiedHappilyEverAfter

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* DiedHappilyEverAfterDiedHappilyEverAfter: [[spoiler: Andre is shown coming to retrieve Oscar after she is fatally shot the day after he was. In the manga they are even shown retrieving Andre's grandmother.]]



* NiceGuy

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* NiceGuyNiceGuy: André is a very sensitive and passionate man.



* [[spoiler: BlackKnight: Sorta. He ''does'' don a black cape and mask and refers to himself as such, while performing what was supposed to be JustLikeRobinHood acts sponsored by the Duke of Orleans.]]

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* [[spoiler: BlackKnight: Sorta. [[spoiler: He ''does'' don a black cape and mask and refers to himself as such, while performing what was supposed to be JustLikeRobinHood acts sponsored by the Duke of Orleans.]]



* [[spoiler: PsychoForHire: Until he "finds" Oscar and Andre.]]

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* [[spoiler: PsychoForHire: [[spoiler: Until he "finds" Oscar and Andre.]]



* EvenEvilHasStandards: She intends to kill Nicole d'Olivia, the prostitute who she hired to impersonate the queen and the one person who can connect her to the Affair of the Diamond Necklace, but can't bring herself to do it. [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished This causes her downfall]].

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: EvenEvilHasStandards:
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She intends to kill Nicole d'Olivia, the prostitute who she hired to impersonate the queen and the one person who can connect her to the Affair of the Diamond Necklace, but can't bring herself to do it. [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished This causes her downfall]].



* [[spoiler: TogetherInDeath: She kills her husband Nicolas and then herself, in the anime. In the manga, she falls victim to DeathByFallingOver.]]

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* [[spoiler: TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler: She kills her husband Nicolas and then herself, in the anime. In the manga, she falls victim to DeathByFallingOver.]]



* [[spoiler: TogetherInDeath: In the anime, with Jeanne.]]

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* [[spoiler: TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler: In the anime, with Jeanne.]]



* [[spoiler: DeathbedConfession: She's mortally injured after bieng run over by Polignac's carriage. As she lays dying, she explains to Rosalie that her true mom is a woman named Martine Gabrielle... [[IronicHell Polignac herself]].]]
* [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHer]]: Should we [[LateArrivalSpoiler stop spoilering that]] [[spoiler:she gets a carriage dropped on her?]]

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* [[spoiler: DeathbedConfession: She's [[spoiler:She's mortally injured after bieng run over by Polignac's carriage. As she lays dying, she explains to Rosalie that her true mom is a woman named Martine Gabrielle... [[IronicHell Polignac herself]].]]
* [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHer]]: DroppedABridgeOnHer]]: [[spoiler: Should we [[LateArrivalSpoiler stop spoilering that]] [[spoiler:she gets a carriage dropped on her?]]



* [[spoiler: SacrificialLamb / StuffedIntoTheFridge]]

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* [[spoiler: SacrificialLamb / StuffedIntoTheFridge]]StuffedIntoTheFridge



* AllLoveIsUnrequited: In the manga, for Oscar. Happens again in ''Eroica'', where he falls for a woman from Lyon who happens to be a Royalist.



* UnrequitedLove: In the manga, for Oscar.
** Happens again in ''Eroica'', where he falls for a woman from Lyon who happens to be a Royalist.



* TheTysonZone: At one point, people started believing ''everything'' about her, including but not limited to: cheating on the King and giving birth to one of her lovers' children, having lesbian lovers, swindling innocent men and her own lesbian lovers to get a diamond necklace, and that infamous quote about cake. She ''never'' did anything of the above (and in fact the cake quote was ''older than her'').

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* TheTysonZone: TheTysonZone:
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At one point, people started believing ''everything'' about her, including but not limited to: cheating on the King and giving birth to one of her lovers' children, having lesbian lovers, swindling innocent men and her own lesbian lovers to get a diamond necklace, and that infamous quote about cake. She ''never'' did anything of the above (and in fact the cake quote was ''older than her'').



* DoggedNiceGuy: A strange example: he's ''married to the woman he loves'', but knows well she loves Fersen.



** DoggedNiceGuy: A strange example: he's ''married to the woman he loves'', but knows well she loves Fersen.



** ValuesDissonance: that was actually rather common for noble families of the time (hence why adultery and omosexuality were tolerated: marriage was to continue the line, not for love), with the children being treated more as ''goods'' than persons (Marie Antoinette herself got this treatment). On the other hand, the duke of Guiche ''was'' a creepy old man...



* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini]] : [[spoiler:After all the tragedy she's caused, to say nothing of contributing to the downfall of the French monarchy, she escapes from France and the revolution altogether. Frustratingly TruthInTelevision, although in RealLife she died soon after Marie Antoinette of an undiagnosed illness.]]

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* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini]] : KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:After all the tragedy she's caused, to say nothing of contributing to the downfall of the French monarchy, she escapes from France and the revolution altogether. Frustratingly TruthInTelevision, although in RealLife she died soon after Marie Antoinette of an undiagnosed illness.]]



* [[spoiler: TeenPregnancy: Gave birth to Rosalie when she was 14.]]

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* [[spoiler: TeenPregnancy: [[spoiler: Gave birth to Rosalie when she was 14.]]



** HistoricalVillainUpgrade: While not the only one, his' is one of the most egregious examples.

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** * HistoricalVillainUpgrade: While not the only one, his' is one of the most egregious examples.



* [[spoiler: DerailingLoveInterests: In the live-action movie.]]

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* [[spoiler: DerailingLoveInterests: [[spoiler: In the live-action movie.]]



* [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Crouching Pervert, Hidden Badass]]: He first shows up trying to get Rosalie (who still lived with her mother) in his bed, and Oscar notes that he's an infamous pervert and alcoholist (albeit one who seemed having an inhuman luck or power) riddled with gambling debts. Fast forward to the Estates-General, and Oscar is left wondering how the hell that nobleman managed to get elected as a Third Estate representative from Aix, and that's before he becomes the driving force in the creation of the National Assembly.

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* [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Crouching Pervert, Hidden Badass]]: CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He first shows up trying to get Rosalie (who still lived with her mother) in his bed, and Oscar notes that he's an infamous pervert and alcoholist (albeit one who seemed having an inhuman luck or power) riddled with gambling debts. Fast forward to the Estates-General, and Oscar is left wondering how the hell that nobleman managed to get elected as a Third Estate representative from Aix, and that's before he becomes the driving force in the creation of the National Assembly.



* UnwittingPawn: She had no idea why Jeanne had asked her to dress with expensive clothes, give a rose to a fat cardinal and telling him a few loving words, only that she would be paid fifteen thousands livres and she needed the money.
** Accentuated in the anime, where she's blind and considers Jeanne her benefactor, and, when she identifies her at the trial, ''has no idea she's testifying against her in a trial''.

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* UnwittingPawn: She had no idea why Jeanne had asked her to dress with expensive clothes, give a rose to a fat cardinal and telling him a few loving words, only that she would be paid fifteen thousands livres and she needed the money.
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money. Accentuated in the anime, where she's blind and considers Jeanne her benefactor, and, when she identifies her at the trial, ''has no idea she's testifying against her in a trial''.



* AdaptationalBadass: [[spoiler: He kills Oscar in the anime. In the manga, truer to his historical persona, he was hidden in his office, and Oscar's killers were lieutenant Deflue and his thirty soldiers, detached from the [[UsefulNotes/SwissWithArmyKnives Salis-Samade regiment]] to reinforce the Bastille).]]



* [[spoiler: HeroKiller: He ''kills Oscar''.]]
** [[spoiler: AdaptationalBadass: That happens only in the anime. In the manga, truer to his historical persona, he was hidden in his office, and Oscar's killers were lieutenant Deflue and his thirty soldiers, detached from the [[UsefulNotes/SwissWithArmyKnives Salis-Samade regiment]] to reinforce the Bastille).]]

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* [[spoiler: HeroKiller: [[spoiler: He ''kills Oscar''.]]
** [[spoiler: AdaptationalBadass: That happens only in the anime. In the manga, truer to his historical persona, he was hidden in his office, and Oscar's killers were lieutenant Deflue and his thirty soldiers, detached from the [[UsefulNotes/SwissWithArmyKnives Salis-Samade regiment]] to reinforce the Bastille).
]]



7th Dec '16 2:56:58 PM MagiaRomantica
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*OtherMeAnnoysMe: Oscar's MirrorSelf in Episode 7 appears and disappears throughout her lifetime, causing Oscar some distress on her other self's identity. This all culminates to the final part, where Oscar's dopplegänger reveals who she is: that she is Oscar if [[spoiler: ForWantofaNail she were raised as a woman]].
5th Dec '16 7:14:50 PM MagiaRomantica
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*Hypocrite: At one point the General talks to Oscar about the Jarjayes staying loyal to the Royal Family, and that a noble and a commoner can't marry without the King's permission. [[spoiler: In Episode 6, as a young man, the General was prepared to disobey Louis XV's decision to choose a wife of better social standing, and marry Georgette, prior to TheReveal]].



* {{ReallyRoyaltyReveal}}: In a way, [[Armand, the painter, states how someone can move up in ranks because of their achievements.]] Because Georgette's great-grandfather, Georges de La Tour,[[spoiler: was the "Painter of the King" for Louis XIII]], she and Renier can marry with Louis XV's permission.

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* {{ReallyRoyaltyReveal}}: ReallyRoyaltyReveal: In a way, [[Armand, Armand, the painter, states how someone can move up in ranks because of their achievements.]] achievements. Because Georgette's great-grandfather, Georges de La Tour,[[spoiler: was the "Painter of the King" for Louis XIII]], she and Renier can marry with Louis XV's permission.
5th Dec '16 7:06:23 PM MagiaRomantica
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*LoveAtFirstSight: One of the most recent episodes, Episode 6,expands on how Renier and Madame de Jarjayes met, with this trope coming into play.
*OnlyOneName: In Episode 6, Madame de Jarjayes was originally a young, aspiring artist named Georgette.


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*{{ReallyRoyaltyReveal}}: In a way, [[Armand, the painter, states how someone can move up in ranks because of their achievements.]] Because Georgette's great-grandfather, Georges de La Tour,[[spoiler: was the "Painter of the King" for Louis XIII]], she and Renier can marry with Louis XV's permission.


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*ConnectedAllAlong: As revealed by Bernard, he and Saint-Just are distant relatives.
27th Nov '16 3:45:19 AM EDP
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* IdenticalStranger: She's ''identical'' to Marie Antoinette.

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* IdenticalStranger: She's ''identical'' to Marie Antoinette. Even Oscar and other people who know well the queen have trouble telling them apart.
15th Nov '16 6:13:47 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* TomboyishName

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* TomboyishNameTomboyishName: Considering her father intended to raise her as a boy, it's no surprise he gave her a boy's name.
2nd Oct '16 2:35:15 AM EDP
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* SpotlightStealingSquad: Originally the protagonist was supposed to be Marie Antoinette, but Oscar's popularity forced the author to give Oscar this role until her death.
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