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26th Aug '17 2:16:40 PM Wyldchyld
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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Percy purposefully makes Marguerite's married life with him a living hell; he justifies this by his understandable belief that she murdered the Marquis de St. Cyr and his family, but since the Revolution there's this new thing called divorce, hey? Worse, once he's learned of Marguerite's innocence and reconciled with her, Percy still arranges his own fake execution to humiliate Chauvelin, which predictably devastates Marguerite. It would not have been surprising if she had committed suicide, turning his practical joke into a tragedy. Possibly justified by the RuleOfFunny.

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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Percy purposefully makes Marguerite's married life with him a living hell; he justifies this by his understandable belief that she murdered the Marquis de St. Cyr and his family, but since the Revolution there's this new thing called divorce, hey? Worse, once he's learned of Marguerite's innocence and reconciled with her, Percy still arranges his own fake execution to humiliate Chauvelin, which predictably devastates Marguerite. It would not have been surprising if she had committed suicide, turning his practical joke into a tragedy. Possibly justified by the RuleOfFunny.
26th Aug '17 2:13:54 PM Wyldchyld
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* PromotedToLoveInterest: In this version, Chauvelin was courting Marguerite before she met Sir Percy.

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* PromotedToLoveInterest: In this version, Chauvelin was courting Marguerite before she met Sir Percy. However, she was already struggling with how far off their original plan Chauvelin and the Revolution have gone when she met Percy. While meeting Percy seems to give her an extra incentive to move on from Chauvelin, Chauvelin himself never quite understands or accepts just how upset with the direction of the Revolution Marguerite has become. He therefore blames Percy entirely for losing Marguerite.
26th Aug '17 2:10:52 PM Wyldchyld
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* NearVillainVictory: Subverted. The Pimpernel then reveals that he's been in control of the situation for quite some time, and was merely letting things progress in order to be polite.

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* NearVillainVictory: Subverted. The Chauvelin believes he has the Pimpernel then and his men hemmed in to the point where he can send the Pimpernel outside for execution by firing squad. However, Percy reveals that he's been in control of the situation for quite some time, and time. While he tells Chauvelin that he was merely letting allowing things to progress in order to be polite.polite, it's implied that he's really buying time for the Dauphin to get as much of a head start as possible in a way that allows him to have some fun winding up Chauvelin.
18th Oct '16 7:53:37 PM nombretomado
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* TheFrenchRevolution
20th Apr '16 11:41:18 PM PaulA
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* CatchPhrase / VerbalTic: Percy's "Sink me!" and to a lesser extent "odd fish".



* GreenEyedMonster: There are occasions when Chauvelin's actions, although they can be justified as service to the Revolution, seem more strongly motivated by a desire to make Marguerite suffer for choosing that idiot Blakeney over him.



* PromotedToLoveInterest[=/=]GreenEyedMonster: In this version, Chauvelin was courting Marguerite before she met Sir Percy. There are subsequently occasions when his actions, although they can be justified as service to the Revolution, seem more strongly motivated by a desire to make Marguerite suffer for choosing that idiot Blakeney over him.

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* PromotedToLoveInterest[=/=]GreenEyedMonster: PromotedToLoveInterest: In this version, Chauvelin was courting Marguerite before she met Sir Percy. There are subsequently occasions when his actions, although they can be justified as service to the Revolution, seem more strongly motivated by a desire to make Marguerite suffer for choosing that idiot Blakeney over him.Percy.


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* VerbalTic: Percy's "Sink me!" and to a lesser extent "odd fish".
17th Feb '16 11:52:14 AM morenohijazo
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* SandBridgeAtLowTide: It ends up on one (Mont Saint-Michel, below in Real Life), partly in an effort to create a ClosedCircle where Sir Percy can confront Chauvelin without his men as backup.

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* SandBridgeAtLowTide: It The film ends up on one (Mont Saint-Michel, below in Real Life), Saint-Michel), partly in an effort to create a ClosedCircle where Sir Percy can confront Chauvelin without his men as backup.
17th Feb '16 11:49:09 AM morenohijazo
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* SandBridgeAtLowTide: It ends up on one (Mont Saint-Michel, below in Real Life), partly in an effort to create a ClosedCircle where Sir Percy can confront Chauvelin without his men as backup.
28th Sep '15 7:37:43 AM wrestlingdog909
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* DecapitationPresentation: Used several times, which is fitting as it's about the Reign of Terror. Played for laughs in one scene when the Pimpernel is smuggling aristocrats out in coffins, but also has coffins with beheaded aristocrats too. When he gets stopped by a guard who asks him to open the coffins, he throws the severed head to the guard, who promptly lets him go without checking the other two coffins with the live people inside.
25th May '15 5:58:10 PM bobfrank
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* CatchPhrase / VerbalTic: Percy's "Sink me!" and to a lesser extent "odd fish".
8th Feb '15 10:42:42 AM PirateDan
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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Percy purposefully makes Marguerite's married life with him a living hell; he justifies this by his understandable belief that she murdered the Marquis de St. Cyr and his family, but since the Revolution there's this new thing called divorce, hey? Worse, once he's learned of Marguerite's innocence and reconciled with her, Percy still arranges his own fake execution to humiliate Chauvelin, which predictably devastates Marguerite. It would not have been surprising if she had committed suicide, turning his practical joke into a tragedy. Possibly justified by the RuleOfFunny.
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