History ComicBook / DeCapeEtDeCrocs

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* CunningLikeAFox: Armand de Maupertuis, of course.
* DarkestHour: End of volume [[spoiler:8]].

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* CunningLikeAFox: Armand de Maupertuis, of course.
course, although he rarely displays actual cunning, but he is one of the most clever, quick-witted and cultured member of the cast.
* DarkestHour: End of volume [[spoiler:8]]. [[spoiler:Mendoza conquered the Moon, the Moon Cadets are dead, the Maître d'Armes is captured, and Don Lope has been shot.]]



* DefeatMeansFriendship: Averted when Eusèbe meets the musketeers. Leading the Cardinal's guards, Eusebe attempts to arrest them, but the new BigBad de Limon arrests them all. The musketeers declare him a WorthyOpponent in prison and cease all hostilities.
** It is the backstory for Armand's and Lope's friendship.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Everything [[MeaningfulName Aldrin de Redondie]] says only describes what he is doing and thinking at the moment.

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* DefeatMeansFriendship: DefeatMeansFriendship:
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Averted when Eusèbe meets the musketeers. Leading the Cardinal's guards, Eusebe attempts to arrest them, but the new BigBad de Limon arrests them all. The musketeers declare him a WorthyOpponent in prison and cease all hostilities.
** It is the backstory for Armand's and Lope's friendship.
friendship.
** As well as for Don Lope's father and [[spoiler:the Maître d'Armes]].
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Everything [[MeaningfulName Aldrin de Redondie]] says only describes what he is doing and thinking at the moment. Including when [[spoiler:he dies]].



* DisproportionateRetribution: When the Rais' men lose the map, he orders his ship's mast to be sharpened, so he can impale a dozen or so sailors as an example.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: DisproportionateRetribution:
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When the Rais' men lose the map, he orders his ship's mast to be sharpened, so he can impale a dozen or so sailors as an example.



%%* TheDitz: Séléné

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%%* %* TheDitz: SélénéSéléné, especially in the last books. She is shown to enjoy watching mindless soap operas on the Sélénite equivalent of a television, and complains at being unable to understand poetry.



* EvilTwin: Three sets, we have yet to see [[spoiler:Eusèbe's.]]

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* EvilTwin: Three sets, we have yet Prince Jean to see [[spoiler:Eusèbe's.]]the King of the Moon, and Fulgence to Eusèbe.


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** A lot of these occur when they are on the savage island, including a dog resisting attempts to being slaughtered for food and Hermine asking Don Lope to sew a sail while she cuts logs in his stead.
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* BaitAndSwitch: Armand finds "absurd" Prince Jean's order to his musicians to play a minuet while the heroes are fighting the mimes guards - he thinks another dance would have been more appropriate.
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* AccidentalAimingSkills: The pirate Captain shoots the rope Armand was dangling from, then comments to one of his subordinates who compliments him on the shot that he was actually aiming for Armand.

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* AccidentalAimingSkills: The pirate Captain shoots the rope Armand Don Lope was dangling from, then comments to one of his subordinates who compliments him on the shot that he was actually aiming for Armand.Don Lope.



* AndTheAdventureContinues: The main series ends with Armand, Don Lope and Eusèbe about to interfere with what seems to be a kidnapping attempt, which was how the whole story began in the first place.

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* AndTheAdventureContinues: The main series ends with Armand, Don Lope and Eusèbe about to interfere with what seems to be a kidnapping attempt, attempt in Venice, which was how the whole story began in the first place.



* {{Atlantis}}: Mentioned (as being a myth). At one point, our heroes are stranded on a tiny patch of rock in the middle of the ocean, which is later shown to be the roof of a Greek-type building with statues. It is later referenced as having been in contact with the Selenites at some point in the past.

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* {{Atlantis}}: Mentioned (as being a myth). At one point, our heroes are stranded on a tiny patch of rock in the middle of the ocean, which is later shown to be the roof of a drowned Greek-type building with statues. It is later referenced as having been in contact with the Selenites at some point in the past.



** A gypsy fortune teller manages to predict events happening to Eusèbe in the first three books, although in a way that makes the prediction more or less useless.



* TheCavalierYears: Set in the 17th century Mediterranean, Italy and Malta, and France for the Eusebe-centered books.
* CharacterDevelopment: Don Lope manages to overcome his fear of rats when [[spoiler:a giant rat is about to eat Eusèbe]]. This is illustrated later where he imitates a rat while sneaking on board a ship: in the exact same circumstances, at the beginning of the series, he had imitated a cat, and Armand had mocked him for it.
* ChaseScene: The most memorable one occurs in book 2 when they are in Malta, and involves Armand chasing Plaisant for the map, then being chased along with Kader by the pirates, Don Lope chasing Andréo for Hermine, and Mendoza and the guards chasing them all. It ends in a gigantic collision involving a religious procession that had the bad luck of passing by.

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* TheCavalierYears: Set in the 17th century Mediterranean, Italy and Malta, and France for the Eusebe-centered Eusèbe-centered books.
* CharacterDevelopment: Don Lope manages to overcome his fear of rats when [[spoiler:a giant rat is about to eat Eusèbe]]. This is illustrated later where he imitates a rat while sneaking on board a ship: in the exact same circumstances, at the beginning of the series, he had imitated a cat, cat instead, and Armand had mocked him for it.
* ChaseScene: The most memorable one occurs in book 2 when they are in Malta, and involves Armand chasing Plaisant for the map, then being chased along with Kader by the pirates, Don Lope chasing Andréo for Hermine, and Mendoza and the guards chasing them all. It ends in a gigantic collision involving a religious procession that had the bad luck misfortune of passing by.



* GambitPileup: Eusebe's story has multiple plots centering around the duc de Limon, a potential successor to Richelieu as Prime Minister. Eusebe manages to get on both de Limon and Montmorency (who's opposed to Limon)'s bad sides.

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* GambitPileup: Eusebe's story has multiple plots centering around the duc de Limon, a potential successor to Richelieu as Prime Minister. Eusebe Eusèbe manages to get on both de Limon and Montmorency (who's opposed to Limon)'s bad sides.



* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Zigzagged. Eusebe goes completely naked without attracting comment, while Armand and Don Lope go half dressed, not wearing pants.

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* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Zigzagged. Eusebe Eusèbe goes completely naked without attracting comment, while Armand and Don Lope go half dressed, not wearing pants.



* HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler: De Limon]] in the prequel books. Just after Eusèbe's constant optimism and good nature managed to convince him to try amending his ways, [[spoiler:Fagotin shoots him]].

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* HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler: De Limon]] in the prequel books. Just after Eusèbe's constant optimism optimism, honesty and good trusting nature managed to convince him to try amending his ways, [[spoiler:Fagotin shoots him]].



* InsigniaRipOffRitual: Done to Eusebe after he gets arrested for participating in a duel (in fact trying to prevent it).

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* InsigniaRipOffRitual: Done to Eusebe Eusèbe after he gets arrested for participating in a duel (in fact trying to prevent it).



* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: The panicky pirate, The Pebble, Mendoza.]]

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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: The panicky pirate, The the Moon Cadets, the Pebble, Mendoza.]]



* LameComeback: Subverted. Eusebe, unaware as always that he's being insulted, replies that Montmorency's ears are very large as well. This is considered a devastating comeback by the present company.

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* LameComeback: Subverted. Eusebe, Eusèbe, unaware as always that he's being insulted, replies that Montmorency's ears are very large as well. This is considered a devastating comeback by the present company. Also counts as one of the multiple shout-outs to the play Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac.
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* BrainyBrunette: Hermine (in stark contrast with [[DumbBlonde Séléné]]), as a HotGypsyWoman, is a brunette, and one of the most clever characters in the cast. Among other things, she successfully [[GuileHero manipulates the pirates captain]] and is the first to guess that [[spoiler:Séléné is the daughter of the king of the Moon]]. She is also shown to be able to perfectly operate the Selenite equivalent of a television, which Armand had failed to do.



%%* HotGypsyWoman: Hermine

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%%* * HotGypsyWoman: HermineHermine. Dark hair, hot temper, spends the first half of the series barefoot, and does not hesitate to use her charms to get her ways. She is quite chaste, though, and deeply in love with Don Lope.


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* SceneryCensor: Briefly, when Hermine is bathing naked near the island.
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* ActionGirl: Hermine. She does not fight often, due to lacking in combat skills (at least compared to the other main characters), but never hesitates to jump into the action, and manages for instance to steer a large galleon to safety in the middle of a storm, and on the Moon becomes quite skilled at driving a house (ItMakesSenseInContest). In a FunnyBackgroundEvent, she forces Don Lope to ''sew'' in her stead while she replaces him... at cutting logs with an axe.

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* ActionGirl: Hermine. She does not fight often, due to lacking in combat skills (at least compared to the other main characters), but never hesitates to jump into the action, and manages for instance to steer a large galleon to safety in the middle of a storm, and on the Moon becomes quite skilled at driving a house (ItMakesSenseInContest).house. In a FunnyBackgroundEvent, she forces Don Lope to ''sew'' in her stead while she replaces him... at cutting logs with an axe.
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* ActionGirl: Hermine. She does not fight often, due to lacking in combat skills (at least compared to the other main characters), but never hesitates to jump into the action, and manages for instance to steer a large galleon to safety in the middle of a storm, and on the Moon becomes quite skilled at driving a house (ItMakesSenseInContest). In a FunnyBackgroundEvent, she forces Don Lope to ''sew'' in her stead while she replaces him... at cutting logs with an axe.



* CharacterDevelopment: Don Lope manages to overcome his fear of rats when [[spoiler:a giant rat is about to eat Eusèbe]]. This is illustrated later where he imitates a rat while sneaking on board a ship: in the exact same circumstances, at the beginning of the series, he had imitated a cat, and Armand had mocked him for it.



* DefeatMeansFriendship: Averted when Eusebe meets the musketeers. Leading the Cardinal's guards, Eusebe attempts to arrest them, but the new BigBad de Limon arrests them all. The musketeers declare him a WorthyOpponent in prison and cease all hostilities.

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* DefeatMeansFriendship: Averted when Eusebe Eusèbe meets the musketeers. Leading the Cardinal's guards, Eusebe attempts to arrest them, but the new BigBad de Limon arrests them all. The musketeers declare him a WorthyOpponent in prison and cease all hostilities.


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* GuileHero: Hermine. While prisoner of the pirates, she manages to drive a wedge between the Captain and his crew and ends up freeing herself, along with Andreo and Plaisant (too bad they get soon [[spoiler:captured by the Selenites]] afterwards).
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A 10-volume French comic series written by Alain Ayroles (also author of the FracturedFairyTale comic ''ComicBook/{{Garulfo}}'') and illustrated by Jean-Luc Masbou.

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A 10-volume 12-volume French comic series (the last two volumes are a prequel focusing on one character) written by Alain Ayroles (also author of the FracturedFairyTale comic ''ComicBook/{{Garulfo}}'') and illustrated by Jean-Luc Masbou.
9th Jan '17 11:43:08 AM C105
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* ClockPunk: Most of the Senelites' technology is based on this.
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%%* AndTheAdventureContinues

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%%* AndTheAdventureContinues* AndTheAdventureContinues: The main series ends with Armand, Don Lope and Eusèbe about to interfere with what seems to be a kidnapping attempt, which was how the whole story began in the first place.



%%* CannibalTribe: Subverted. [[TalkingAnimal Sort of...]]

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%%* * CannibalTribe: Subverted. [[TalkingAnimal Sort of...]]The tribesmen do not eat other humans, they are simply fond of dog meat. On the other hand, they don't seem to mind that [[FunnyAnimal their food is clearly sentient]]...



%%* FoodPorn

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%%* FoodPorn* FoodPorn: The scenes where the characters are eating will feature at least one panel focusing on the food with minute detail. There is also a whole page dedicated to the feast Armand, Don Lope and Kader are having while barricaded in the pirate's ship larder.



* OperationJealousy: Hermine, seeking to get Don Lope to act on his feelings, flirts with Andreo in front of him. It backfires spectacularly is Andreo is madly in love with her, and instantly grabs her and hauls ass for the church to get married.

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* OperationJealousy: Hermine, seeking to get Don Lope to act on his feelings, flirts with Andreo in front of him. It backfires spectacularly is as Andreo is madly in love with her, and instantly grabs her and hauls ass for the church to get married.
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* CallForward: Many in volume 11, which is a prequel centered on Eusebe.
** Eusebe learning to squeak like a rat.

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* CallForward: Many in volume 11, volumes 11 and 12, which is are a prequel centered focusing on Eusebe.
Eusèbe.
** Eusebe Eusèbe learning to squeak like a rat.
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