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9th Jun '16 2:56:06 PM Az_Tech341
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* BackToBackBadasses: [[PlayingWithATrope Enforced and subverted]] when the fifth duel is interrupted by Cussacks amid the snowy forests of western Russia. d'Hubert and Feraud abandon their duel and use their pistols to kill and/or route the Cussacks, creating one instance where they shoot the same enemy with opposite arms thereby spreading their backs against one-another. After they successfully route the Cussacks and agree to duel later, d'Hubert offers Feraud some liquor to celebrate their collaborative success, but Feraud almost completely ignores it.
14th Apr '16 10:28:18 PM Az_Tech341
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* WhiteShirtOfDeath

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* WhiteShirtOfDeathWhiteShirtOfDeath: Worn by both Feraud and d'Hubert during their [[SwordFight third duel]], so it follows that this is also their most gruesome and bloody duel. [[spoiler: Neither dies, though.]]
14th Apr '16 10:25:47 PM Az_Tech341
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* GetItOverWith: [[spoiler:After d'Hubert wins the final duel, Feraud eggs him on to kill him. D'Hubert lets him live with his defeat instead.]]

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* GetItOverWith: [[spoiler:After d'Hubert wins the final duel, Feraud eggs incites him on to kill him. D'Hubert lets him live with his defeat instead.]]



* TakeAThirdOption: d'Hubert does.

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* TakeAThirdOption: When the obvious choices are d'Hubert does.dies or Feraud dies, d'Hubert creates a third option [[spoiler: by winning the final duel: that they both live out the remainder of their lives free of one another, with Feraud unable to challenge him again]].
18th Jul '15 10:07:16 PM TheBigBopper
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* FateWorseThanDeath: Near the end of the movie, díHubert tells Feraud: [[spoiler: "You are now my bitch!"]] in more polite, eighteenth-century terms.

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* FateWorseThanDeath: Near the end of the movie, díHubert tells Feraud: [[spoiler: "You are now my bitch!"]] in more polite, eighteenth-century nineteenth-century terms.
15th Jul '15 7:59:44 AM Odon
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** As cavalry officers (Hussars), they wear those elaborate braids (plaits) in front of the ears to reduce the damage of sword wounds to the head.

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** BraidsOfAction: As cavalry officers (Hussars), they wear those elaborate braids (plaits) in front of the ears to reduce the damage of sword wounds to the head.
13th Jul '15 10:50:24 PM Odon
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* ThereWasADoor: Feraud slams the door in front of d'Hubert when he tries to walk away from his challenge, not knowing (or likely caring) that his mistress gets hit by the door.
13th Jul '15 6:30:23 AM Odon
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* CoveredInScars: The fencing master D'Hubert trains with so he'll be better prepared for his third duel.
13th Jul '15 6:23:47 AM Odon
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* DisproportionateRetribution: :D'Hubert's patronising manner when sent to arrest him gets on Feraud's nerves, so he challenges him to a duel then and there, and keeps the feud going for decades.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: :D'Hubert's D'Hubert's patronising manner when sent to arrest him gets on Feraud's nerves, so he challenges him to a duel then and there, and keeps the feud going for decades.
13th Jul '15 6:23:37 AM Odon
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* DisproportionateRetribution: :D'Hubert's patronising manner when sent to arrest him gets on Feraud's nerves, so he challenges him to a duel then and there, and keeps the feud going for decades.



* TheMedic: d'Hubert's friend Dr. Jacquin who he sends to tend to Fereaud after their first duel.

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* TheMedic: d'Hubert's friend Dr. Jacquin who he sends to tend to Fereaud Feraud after their first duel.



* OneBulletLeft: The final duel is fought with each person having only two pistols.

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* OneBulletLeft: The final duel is fought with each person having only two pistols. Once the first shot is fired, they're down to this trope.
13th Jul '15 6:17:49 AM Odon
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* {{Cossacks}}



* FireForgedFriends: Averted; even fighting together though the frozen hell of Napoleon's retreat from Moscow isn't enough to make Feraud put aside his grievance.

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* FireForgedFriends: Averted; even fighting together though against {{Cossacks}} during the frozen hell of Napoleon's retreat from Moscow isn't enough to make Feraud put aside his grievance.
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