History Film / TheScarletPimpernel1982

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.
27th Aug '14 12:41:30 AM yisfidri
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--> '''Armand:''' If I knew the identity of the Scarlet Pimpernel, and I-do-not, he would laugh in my face! He must know you want the boy for yourself.
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--> '''Armand:''' If I knew the identity of the Scarlet Pimpernel, and I-do-not, I do not, he would laugh in my face! He must know you want the boy for yourself.

--> '''Armand:''' Of course not! He’s not even in Pari... Thank you for your word of warning, Baron. And now, if you will excuse me, I don’t like to keep Mlle Longé waiting. (exit) --> '''Baron de Batz:''' Mmm.
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--> '''Armand:''' Of course not! He’s not even in Pari... ''({{beat}})'' Thank you for your word of warning, Baron. And now, if you will excuse me, I don’t like to keep Mlle Longé waiting. (exit) --> '''Baron de Batz:''' Mmm.Mmmm.
27th Aug '14 12:39:40 AM yisfidri
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--> '''Baron de Baats:''' Mmm.
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--> '''Baron de Baats:''' Batz:''' Mmm.
27th Aug '14 12:39:02 AM yisfidri
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* YouJustToldMe: When the Baron de Batz warns Armand that Chauvelin knows he works with the Scarlet Pimpernel, Armand pretends not to know what he is talking about at first. The Baron then tricks Armand into giving himself away, and the latter abandons the charade. --> '''Armand:''' If I knew the identity of the Scarlet Pimpernel, and I-do-not, he would laugh in my face! He must know you want the boy for yourself. --> '''Baron de Batz:''' I? --> '''Armand:''' So that you can collect the gold that awaits you in Vienna, when you deliver the heir to the French throne to your Austrian friends, hmm? --> '''Baron de Batz:''' And did the Scarlet Pimpernel tell you that? --> '''Armand:''' Of course not! He’s not even in Pari... Thank you for your word of warning, Baron. And now, if you will excuse me, I don’t like to keep Mlle Longé waiting. (exit) --> '''Baron de Baats:''' Mmm.
17th Aug '14 7:19:56 PM yisfidri
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* TheDandy: Sir Percy is one, and flambuoyantly plays up his preoccupation with clothes and fashion.
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* TheDandy: Sir Percy is one, and flambuoyantly plays up his preoccupation with clothes and fashion.
17th Aug '14 7:19:34 PM yisfidri
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* TheDandy: Sir Percy is one, and flambuoyantly plays up his preoccupation with clothes and fashion.

* DeadpanSnarker: Sir Percy

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* DeadpanSnarker: GentlemanSnarker: Sir Percy

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* DeadpanSnarker: UpperClassTwit: Sir PercyPercy.
17th Aug '14 7:05:53 PM yisfidri
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In this version, unlike the original, Marguarite played no part in St Cyr's death - she was framed by Chauvelin.
* TheAtoner: Marguerite

* DatingCatwoman: Sir Percy, leader of the aristocrats' proverbial Secret Service, marries a French republican. He distances himself from his wife when he is told of her (unwitting, but he's not told that) contribution to the execution of the Marquis de St. Cyr.
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* DatingCatwoman: Subverted InUniverse. Sir Percy, leader of the aristocrats' proverbial Secret Service, marries a French republican. He distances himself from his wife when he is told of given a false rumour about her (unwitting, but he's not told that) contribution contributing to the execution of the Marquis de St. Cyr. (In the original story, she did indeed contribute, but unwittingly.)

* IDidntMeanToKillHim: Marguerite with the Marquis de St. Cyr.

* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Marguerite * NearVillainVictory: Followed by the Pimpernel revealing 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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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Marguerite Marguerite names this trope exactly when she figures out who the Scarlet Pimpernel is. * NearVillainVictory: Followed by the Subverted. The Pimpernel revealing 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.

* RedemptionQuest: For Marguerite.

* SexlessMarriage: Marguerite and her husband.
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* SexlessMarriage: Marguerite and her husband.husband, for a while.
11th Aug '14 8:27:25 AM Ciara13
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* LoveAtFirstSight: Percy is ''clearly'' smitten with Marguerite the moment he sees her, and she seems to reciprocate.
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