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16th Jan '18 6:01:43 AM C105
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* BloodlessCarnage: Even though the books feature plenty of battles with swords and firearms, very little blood is ever shown, at least during Hubinon's run. Particularly glaring are the bladed weapons, which are spotless after a fight.
12th Dec '17 5:22:53 AM C105
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* TheAce: Barbe-Rouge and Eric are incredibly competent sailors. Anybody seeing them in action can only marvel at their nautical expertise, even when they are their enemies. Both are also master strategists and impeccable fighters, be it with a sword, a gun, or their fists.


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* HonorBeforeReason: Eric has this in spades. Half of his problems come from him trying to do the right thing even if it means getting captured as a result.


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* TraumaCongaLine: Eric's first attempts at living a honest life all end up horribly badly for him. He first tries to follow courses at the London Naval Academy under the guise of a noble Portuguese, but needs to blow up his cover and flee [[spoiler:to save his captured father]]. He then attempts to recover his true heritage of a noble (and very wealthy Frenchman), but [[spoiler:his corrupt cousin destroys all proofs of his claims to the title]]. He then manages to become captain of a merchant ship, but becomes victim of a mutiny once his identity is known, ending up with him becoming [[spoiler:a galley slave]]. Things get better for him after that.
12th Dec '17 5:12:41 AM C105
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* BittersweetEnding: In one of the first books, Eric, who was trying to live a honest life and take courses at the London Naval Academy under the guise of a noble Portuguese youth, decides to [[spoiler:rescue his captured father]] at the cost of blowing his cover. He succeeds, but he has to flee London as a fugitive without having completed his diploma.



* CoolBoat: the various iterations of the ''Faucon Noir'' ("Black Falcon"), Barbe-Rouge's ship, are described with detailed diagrams to show how awesome they are. Of particular note is the version Barbe-Rouge built after spending a sizeable part of his considerable treasure, and contains anything a pirate could dream of, such as being much faster than other ship while being crewed by a SkeletonCrew due to an advanced rope systems, primitive machineguns and flamethrowers, and two huge cannons able to fire at a considerable distance. [[spoiler:Too bad they need to sacrifice it by the end of the story]].

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* CoolBoat: the The various iterations of the ''Faucon Noir'' ("Black Falcon"), Barbe-Rouge's ship, are described with detailed diagrams to show how awesome they are. Of particular note is the version Barbe-Rouge built after spending a sizeable part of his considerable treasure, and contains anything a pirate could dream of, such as being much faster than any other ship while being crewed by a SkeletonCrew due to an advanced rope systems, system of ropes, primitive machineguns and flamethrowers, and two huge cannons able to fire at a considerable distance. [[spoiler:Too bad they need to sacrifice it by the end of the story]].



* DressingAsTheEnemy: a common tactic.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Barbe-Rouge apparently suffered terrible injustices in his youth, which caused him to embrace his life of piracy. Very little is known of what actually happened, though some later books (written after Charlier's death) give more details on the subject.
* DownerEnding: The first books, which detail separate adventures of Eric trying to live a honest life, usually end up badly for him. For instance, one of them ends with [[spoiler:his corrupt cousin destroying all proofs of his (true) noble heritage, robbing him of any other identity than Barbe-Rouge's son]], while another has him [[spoiler:become a galley slave after having been betrayed as the son of Barbe-Rouge while he was trying to fulfil his duty to his employers]]. He does get better and the later books end up on more positive notes.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: a A common tactic.



* GreatEscape: a common plot, our protagonists being mostly criminals (or at least wanted in several countries, without counting the rival pirates).

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* GreatEscape: a A common plot, our protagonists being mostly criminals (or at least wanted in several countries, without counting the rival pirates).



* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Eric suffers a lot of this during his early adventures, as all his attempts to live a honest life tend to explode in his face as soon as his heritage gets known, which sometimes happens because he was trying to help people.



* TheProfessor: Triple-Pattes

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* TheProfessor: Triple-PattesTriple-Pattes.



* SecondaryCharacterTitle: the actual protagonist of the series is Eric, Barbe-Rouge's adopted son. Barbe-Rouge himself is absent from half the stories.
* SkeletonCrew: the ''Flying Dutchman''.
* SlaveGalley: happens to both Eric and Baba in the same adventure.

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* SecondaryCharacterTitle: the The actual protagonist of the series is Eric, Barbe-Rouge's adopted son. Barbe-Rouge himself is absent from half the stories.
* SkeletonCrew: the The ''Flying Dutchman''.
* SlaveGalley: happens Happens to both Eric and Baba in the same adventure.



* WalkThePlank: mostly in early stories.
* WoodenShipsAndIronMen: the setting.

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* WalkThePlank: mostly Mostly in early stories.
* WoodenShipsAndIronMen: the The setting.
20th Nov '17 5:07:49 AM C105
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* CoolShip: the various iterations of the ''Faucon Noir'' ("Black Falcon"), Barbe-Rouge's ship, are described with detailed diagrams to show how awesome they are.

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* CoolShip: CoolBoat: the various iterations of the ''Faucon Noir'' ("Black Falcon"), Barbe-Rouge's ship, are described with detailed diagrams to show how awesome they are.are. Of particular note is the version Barbe-Rouge built after spending a sizeable part of his considerable treasure, and contains anything a pirate could dream of, such as being much faster than other ship while being crewed by a SkeletonCrew due to an advanced rope systems, primitive machineguns and flamethrowers, and two huge cannons able to fire at a considerable distance. [[spoiler:Too bad they need to sacrifice it by the end of the story]].
16th Nov '17 5:55:42 AM Chabal2
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* CaptainColorbeard: ... Redbeard.

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* CaptainColorbeard: ... CaptainColorbeard: The titular character is known as Captain Redbeard.



* RenaissanceMan: Triple-Pattes knows a dozen languages, is an accomplished physician, and has at least cursory knowledge in most sciences

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* RenaissanceMan: Triple-Pattes knows a dozen languages, is an accomplished physician, and has at least cursory knowledge in most sciencessciences.
16th Nov '17 5:53:17 AM Chabal2
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* CaptainColorbeard: ... Redbeard.
23rd Sep '17 1:50:56 PM StFan
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''Barbe Rouge'' ("Red Beard") was an action-adventure French comic set in the 18th century. It followed the adventures of the adopted son of the eponymous {{pirate}}, Eric, as he progressively quit the criminal life of his adopted family and instead became a French corsair. He was usually accompanied by his trusty acolytes, the strong Baba and the wise Triple-Pattes; Barbe-Rouge himself is often absent from the stories.

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''Barbe Rouge''
''Barbe-Rouge''
("Red Beard") was is an action-adventure French comic set in the 18th century. It followed follows the adventures of the adopted son of the eponymous {{pirate}}, Eric, as he progressively quit the criminal life of his adopted family and instead became becomes a French corsair. He was is usually accompanied by his trusty acolytes, the strong Baba and the wise Triple-Pattes; Barbe-Rouge himself is often absent from the stories.



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* ArtShift: The transition from the clean style of Victor Hubinon to the messier style of Jijé and then Gary) was rather striking. And then there were the completely-different-looking adventures drawn by Pellerin...

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* ArtShift: The transition from the clean style of Victor Hubinon to the messier style of Jijé and then Gary) was rather striking. And then there were the completely-different-looking completely different-looking adventures drawn by Pellerin...
30th Aug '16 7:05:56 PM R.G.
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[[caption-width-right:300: The Demon of the Caribbean]]
28th Jul '16 2:50:38 PM Morgenthaler
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* FiveManBand: minus TheChick, as there are barely any women in the stories, and certainly not in the main cast.
** TheHero: Eric
** TheLancer: Barbe-Rouge, in later adventures
** TheBigGuy: Baba
** TheSmartGuy: Triple-Pattes
28th Jul '16 2:37:12 PM Morgenthaler
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