History ComicBook / GillesDeGeus

24th Aug '15 9:33:49 AM Seraph
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* SuperStrength: Leo. In one scene, he squashes several cannons and wrecks a city gate, portcullis and drawbridge with his bare hands, and he can deliver repeated pile-drivers to a person using only one hand.
19th May '15 9:35:19 AM nombretomado
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The comic started with a series of short stories in which Gilles is a thief and robber living in a windmill near the city of Dubbeldam, who sets out as a comical anti-hero. But gradually the comic shifted towards longer stories in which Gilles became a true hero when he joined the Geuzen (the Dutch resistance movement at the time). He even becomes the unofficial right-hand man of prince Willem van Oranje. He still keeps some of his anti-hero traits for humourous value though. The series has been called "the Dutch {{Asterix}}" because it uses a similar formula, with many anachronisms and winks to modern culture.

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The comic started with a series of short stories in which Gilles is a thief and robber living in a windmill near the city of Dubbeldam, who sets out as a comical anti-hero. But gradually the comic shifted towards longer stories in which Gilles became a true hero when he joined the Geuzen (the Dutch resistance movement at the time). He even becomes the unofficial right-hand man of prince Willem van Oranje. He still keeps some of his anti-hero traits for humourous value though. The series has been called "the Dutch {{Asterix}}" ComicBook/{{Asterix}}" because it uses a similar formula, with many anachronisms and winks to modern culture.
10th Nov '14 12:18:35 PM StFan
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'''''Gilles de Geus''''' is a Dutch comic book series by Hanco Kolk and Peter de Wit, about the eponymous character. It is set during the Eighty Year War between the Netherlands and Spain, when the Netherlands were occupied by Spanish forces.

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'''''Gilles ''Gilles de Geus''''' Geus'' is a Dutch comic book series by Hanco Kolk and Peter de Wit, about the eponymous character. It is set during the Eighty Year War between the Netherlands and Spain, when the Netherlands were occupied by Spanish forces.



* ShoutOut: The story ''Willem de Zwijger'' starts off with a parody of the opening of every ComicStrip/{{Asterix}} album. We see a large magnifying glass appear and the narrator saying: ''In the 16th century all of the Netherlands are occupied by the Spanish. All of the Netherlands? YES, All of the Netherlands!!'' Then the magnifying glass burns a hole through the map. In the next shot we see Willem van Oranje in a burning city shouting: ''I saw it! I swear! A giant magnifying glass appeared and set the entire town on fire!'', before he wakes up and it turns out it was AllJustADream.

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* ShoutOut: The story ''Willem de Zwijger'' starts off with a parody of the opening of every ComicStrip/{{Asterix}} ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' album. We see a large magnifying glass appear and the narrator saying: ''In the 16th century all of the Netherlands are occupied by the Spanish. All of the Netherlands? YES, All of the Netherlands!!'' Then the magnifying glass burns a hole through the map. In the next shot we see Willem van Oranje in a burning city shouting: ''I saw it! I swear! A giant magnifying glass appeared and set the entire town on fire!'', before he wakes up and it turns out it was AllJustADream.
22nd Oct '14 9:50:08 AM Maniago
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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: in "Storm over Dubbeldam", the first long story in the series, the three unnamed Spanish Soldiers, who usually are depicted as [[HarmlessVillain]]s, temporarily take a level in badass. They burn down Gilles' mill and actually manage to capture him. Gilles only gets away this time due to the timely arrival of the Geuzen.

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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: in "Storm over Dubbeldam", the first long story in the series, the three unnamed Spanish Soldiers, who usually are depicted as [[HarmlessVillain]]s, [[HarmlessVillain Harmless Villains]], temporarily take a level in badass. They burn down Gilles' mill and actually manage to capture him. Gilles only gets away this time due to the timely arrival of the Geuzen.
22nd Oct '14 9:48:50 AM Maniago
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'''''Gilles de Geus''''' is a Dutch comic book series by Hanco Kolk and Peter de Wit, about the eponymous character. It is set during the Eighty Year War between the Netherlands and Spain, when the Netherlands were occupied by Spanish forces. Gilles is a thief and robber who sets out as a comical anti-hero but gradually becomes a true hero when he joins the Geuzen (the Dutch resistance movement at the time) and becomes the unofficial right-hand man of prince Willem van Oranje. He still keeps some of his anti-hero traits for humourous value though. The series has been called "the Dutch {{Asterix}}" because it uses a similar formula, with many anachronisms and winks to modern culture.

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'''''Gilles de Geus''''' is a Dutch comic book series by Hanco Kolk and Peter de Wit, about the eponymous character. It is set during the Eighty Year War between the Netherlands and Spain, when the Netherlands were occupied by Spanish forces.

The comic started with a series of short stories in which
Gilles is a thief and robber living in a windmill near the city of Dubbeldam, who sets out as a comical anti-hero but anti-hero. But gradually becomes the comic shifted towards longer stories in which Gilles became a true hero when he joins joined the Geuzen (the Dutch resistance movement at the time) and time). He even becomes the unofficial right-hand man of prince Willem van Oranje. He still keeps some of his anti-hero traits for humourous value though. The series has been called "the Dutch {{Asterix}}" because it uses a similar formula, with many anachronisms and winks to modern culture.



* NotSoHarmlessVillain: in "Storm over Dubbeldam", the first long story in the series, the three unnamed Spanish Soldiers, who usually are depicted as [[HarmlessVillain]]s, temporarily take a level in badass. They burn down Gilles' mill and actually manage to capture him. Gilles only gets away this time due to the timely arrival of the Geuzen.



* [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Those Three Bad Guys]]: the three nameless Spanish soldiers who always try (unsuccesfullY) to arrest Gilles in the earlier comics.



* VillainProtagonist: Gilles started out as this, but became a true hero after joining the Geuzen.

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* VillainProtagonist: Gilles started out as this, but became a true hero after joining the Geuzen.Geuzen.
* WantedPoster: Gilles is on several of them hanging all around Dubbeldam. In one short story, Gilles has to get into Dubbeldam to get groceries, but wanted posters of him are hanging all around the city gate. He goes to great lenghts to get into the city while avoid getting recognized, but all results fail. Fortunately for him, by the time he gives up and the guards at the gate finally manage to compare the picture on the poster with his face, an unnamed person has already vandalised the poster so the guards don't recognize Gilles anymore and allow him entrance to the city.
5th Oct '14 3:42:17 AM Patachou
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* AlliterativeName: '''G'''illes de '''G'''eus.

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* AlliterativeName: AlliterativeName and AlliterativeTitle: '''G'''illes de '''G'''eus.
29th Sep '14 11:25:25 AM Patachou
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* TheNapoleon: The Admiral of Lumeij, a self-important and vain short-sized man.
16th Sep '14 10:25:45 AM Patachou
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''The main characters''

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''The main characters'''''Main cast:'''



* AlliterativeName: '''G'''illes de '''G'''eus.



* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Prince Willem van Oranje, Admiral Lumey, Duke van Alva and Cornelis Drebbel have all really existed.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Prince Willem van Oranje, Admiral Lumey, Duke van Alva and Cornelis Drebbel have all really existed.existed.
** Desiderius Erasmus, Michiel de Ruyter, Rembrandt van Rijn and Maarten Tromp also have had guest appearances.
* HistoricalInJoke: Countless!
* ImprobableHairstyle: Gilles has a pretty long curl standing on his head.



* ShoutOut: The story ''Willem de Zwijger'' starts off with a parody of the opening of every ComicStrip/{{Asterix}} album. We see a large magnifying glass appear and the narrator saying: ''In the 16th century all of the Netherlands are occupied by the Spanish. All of the Netherlands? YES, All of the Netherlands!!'' Then the magnifying glass burns a hole through the map. In the next shot we see Willem van Oranje in a burning city shouting: ''I saw it! I swear! A giant magnifying glass appeared and set the entire town on fire!'', before he wakes up and it turns out it was AllJustADream.



* VillainProtagonist: Gilles started out as this, but became a true hero after joining the Geuzen.

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* VillainProtagonist: Gilles started out as this, but became a true hero after joining the Geuzen.
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16th Sep '14 10:11:47 AM Patachou
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'''''Gilles de Geus''''' is a Dutch comic book series by Hanco Kolk and Peter de Wit, about the eponymous character. It is set during the 80 Year War between the Netherlands and Spain, when the Netherlands were occupied by Spanish forces. Gilles is a thief and robber who sets out as a comical anti-hero but gradually becomes a true hero when he joins the Geuzen (the Dutch resistance movement at the time) and becomes the unofficial right-hand man of prince Willem van Oranje. He still keeps some of his anti-hero traits for humourous value though. The series has been called "the Dutch {{Asterix}}" because it uses a similar formula, with many anachronisms and winks to modern culture.

The main characters:
* Gilles de Geus (Geus is his family name, and he is called this before actually joining the Geuzen) is a thief and robber who decides to join the Geuzen after they (accidentally) save him from being captured by the Spanish. Although a comedic anti-hero at first, he evolves into a true hero later when the stories take a new direction.
* Admiral Lumey is the leader of the Geuzen and the offical right-hand man of Willem van Oranje, but he's a tiny, cowardly and clumsy man who gets Gilles and the others into trouble more often than not.
* Leo is one of the Geuzen, and becomes a close friend of Gilles. He is strong but silent, rarely saying more than just "Hee", but he can convey a lot of meaning with just that simple word.
* Prince Willem van Oranje is in banishment, and constantly looking for ways to raise money to pay his hirelings so they will fight the Spanish forces instead of plundering the Dutch cities.
* Duke van Alva is the BigBad of the series, but rarely takes an active role himself. He's depicted as a sadist working day-in, day-out in his torture cellars.
* 90-60-90 is a female spy and van Alva's right-hand woman. She's highly attractive and she knows it, effectively using her sex appeal to reach her goals.
* De Bekkentrekker ("The Facemaker") is a recurring villain not associated with the Spanish forces, and an even bigger sadist than van Alva. Even the Spanish are afraid of him, and all of his appearances are treated as major OhCrap moments by everyone involved, his own underlings included.
* Cornelis Drebbel is an inventor working for Willem van Oranje, and provides Gilles with the tools needed for his missions much like a medieval version of Bond's Q.

Gilles de Geus provides examples of the following tropes:

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'''''Gilles de Geus''''' is a Dutch comic book series by Hanco Kolk and Peter de Wit, about the eponymous character. It is set during the 80 Eighty Year War between the Netherlands and Spain, when the Netherlands were occupied by Spanish forces. Gilles is a thief and robber who sets out as a comical anti-hero but gradually becomes a true hero when he joins the Geuzen (the Dutch resistance movement at the time) and becomes the unofficial right-hand man of prince Willem van Oranje. He still keeps some of his anti-hero traits for humourous value though. The series has been called "the Dutch {{Asterix}}" because it uses a similar formula, with many anachronisms and winks to modern culture.

The ''The main characters:
characters''
* Gilles '''Gilles de Geus Geus''' (Geus is his family name, and he is called this before actually joining the Geuzen) is a thief and robber who decides to join the Geuzen after they (accidentally) save him from being captured by the Spanish. Although a comedic anti-hero at first, he evolves into a true hero later when the stories take a new direction.
* Admiral Lumey '''Admiral Lumey''' is the leader of the Geuzen and the offical right-hand man of Willem van Oranje, but he's a tiny, vain, cowardly and clumsy man who gets Gilles and the others into trouble more often than not.
* Leo '''Leo''' is one of the Geuzen, and becomes a close friend of Gilles. He is strong but silent, rarely saying more than just "Hee", ''"Hee" ("Hey")'', but he can convey a lot of meaning with just that simple word.
* Prince '''Prince Willem van Oranje Oranje''' is in banishment, and constantly looking for ways to raise money to pay his hirelings so they will fight the Spanish forces instead of plundering the Dutch cities.
* '''The Duke van Alva Alva''' is the BigBad of the series, but rarely takes an active role himself. He's depicted as a sadist working day-in, day-out in his torture cellars.
* 90-60-90 '''90-60-90''' is a female spy and van Alva's right-hand woman. She's highly attractive and she knows it, effectively using her sex appeal to reach her goals.
* De '''De Bekkentrekker ("The Facemaker") Facemaker")''' is a recurring villain not associated with the Spanish forces, and an even bigger sadist than van the Duke of Alva. Even the Spanish are afraid of him, and all of his appearances are treated as major OhCrap moments by everyone involved, his own underlings minions included.
* Cornelis Drebbel '''Cornelis Drebbel''' is an inventor working for Willem van Oranje, and provides Gilles with the tools needed for his missions much like a medieval version of Bond's Q.

Gilles de Geus provides examples of the following tropes:!!! Tropes:



* ArtifactOfDoom: Willem van Oranje finds one in "De Batavia", a cursed cameo that enhances the worst habits of people under its influence. In the epilogue, we find out that it has later been influencing Napoleon and Hitler...
* {{BFG}}: "De Vuile Sloerie" ("The Dirty Slut"), a gigantic cannon used by the Spanish in one story. According to Lumey it's the only 60-pound cannon ever made.

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* ArtifactOfDoom: Willem van Oranje finds one in "De Batavia", ''"De Batavia"'', a cursed cameo that enhances the worst habits of people under its influence. In the epilogue, we find out that it has later been influencing it would influence Napoleon and Hitler...
* BadassBeard: Leo, Lumey, Willem van Oranje and the Duke of Alva.
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{{BFG}}: "De ''"De Vuile Sloerie" ("The Dirty Slut"), Slut")'', a gigantic cannon used by the Spanish in one story. According to Lumey it's the only 60-pound cannon ever made.



* BigOlEyebrows: Leo.
* ButtMonkey: Admiral Lumey.



* EyesAlwaysShut: Leo is drawn this way.



* KleptomaniacHero: Well, he used to be a thief...

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* KleptomaniacHero: Well, he Gilles used to be a thief...thief...
* LanternJawOfJustice: Gilles has a large chin.


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* TheQuietOne: Leo, who remains TheStoic in all circumstances and seldom says more than the word ''Hee'' (''Hey'').
* TheStoic: Leo.
31st Dec '13 11:41:03 AM Seraph
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* {{BFG}}: The "Vuile Sloerie" ("Dirty Slut"), a gigantic cannon used by the Spanish in one story. According to Lumey it's the only 60-pound cannon ever made.

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* {{BFG}}: The "Vuile "De Vuile Sloerie" ("Dirty ("The Dirty Slut"), a gigantic cannon used by the Spanish in one story. According to Lumey it's the only 60-pound cannon ever made.
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