History Literature / ArseneLupin

30th Jul '17 9:21:44 AM Ghilz
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** Some of his plans hinge on this trope, or the reputation he has for employing it. Such as being liberated from jail by promising he'd never get to trial, using the time in jail and the solitary confinement his threat earned him to alter his appearance by changing weight and mannerism so at trial he spin a yarn about being a poor homeless plucked by Lupin's gang to occupy his cell as the real Lupin busted out. Even the arresting officer falls for it. And as Lupin himself puts it "The deception was so shallow that if anyone had approached it and my disguise from the point of view that it can't be true, I'd have been finished, the disguise was so shallow it wouldn't hold". But since Lupin's reputation for doing the impossible is so great, no one did and they accepted the tale that Lupin had escaped. So he was let out, and in such... never made it to trial.

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** Some of his plans hinge on this trope, or the reputation he has for employing it. Such as being liberated from jail by promising he'd never get to trial, using trial. This gets his confined in solitary confinement with no one allowed to visit him in his cell out of fear this could lead to his escape. Using the time in jail and the solitary confinement his threat earned him to alter his appearance by changing weight and mannerism so at trial he spin a yarn about being a poor homeless plucked by Lupin's gang to occupy his cell as the real Lupin busted out. Even the arresting officer falls for it. And as Lupin himself puts it "The deception was so shallow that if anyone had approached it and my disguise from the point of view that it can't be true, I'd have been finished, the disguise was so shallow it wouldn't hold". But since Lupin's reputation for doing the impossible is so great, no one did and they accepted the tale that Lupin had escaped. So he was let out, and in such... never made it to trial.
2nd Jul '17 6:15:46 PM Willbyr
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* Kamen Rider Lupin, a thief themed KamenRider from ''Series/KamenRiderDrive''.

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* Kamen Rider Lupin, a thief themed KamenRider Franchise/KamenRider from ''Series/KamenRiderDrive''.


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21st Jun '17 10:48:58 AM fruitstripegum
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* FreudianExcuse: Arsène's mother was the chambermaid to a cruel and spiteful Count and Countess. When his mother was ill and couldn't afford medicine on her meager salary he committed his first impossible theft (at age six) by stealing a priceless, historically-significant diamond necklace. Between the thrill of the crime, the significant reward of the prize, and the [[AssholeVictim lack of sympathy he felt for those particular marks,]] Lupin realized he'd found his calling.



* FreudianExcuse: Arsène's mother was the chambermaid to a cruel and spiteful Count and Countess. When his mother was ill and couldn't afford medicine on her meager salary he committed his first impossible theft (at age six) by stealing a priceless, historically-significant diamond necklace. Between the thrill of the crime, the significant reward of the prize, and the [[AssholeVictim lack of sympathy he felt for those particular marks,]] Lupin realized he'd found his calling.
13th Jun '17 7:25:44 PM otemple700
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* Kamen Rider Lupin, a thief themed KamenRider from ''Series/KamenRiderDrive''.
4th Apr '17 6:34:38 AM AdamC
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* FreudianExcuse: Arsène's mother was the chambermaid to a cruel and spiteful Count and Countess. When his mother was ill and couldn't afford medicine on her meager salary he committed his first impossible theft (at age six) by stealing a priceless, historically-significant diamond necklace. Between the thrill of the crime, the significant reward of the prize, and the [[AssholeVictim lack of sympathy he felt for those particular marks,]] Lupin realized he'd found his calling.
30th Mar '17 8:16:02 AM AdamC
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* TheTysonZone: By the time of his first story, Lupin has reached it in-universe. Lupin's reputation for impossible crimes is at the point where the populace will believe any story the newspapers print about him, and come to expect his miraculous escapes. Any calling card Lupin sends informing a potential mark of a robbery is treated with the utmost seriousness, as no matter how absurd the proposed crime is, Lupin will commit it. Naturally, Lupin uses this to his advantage, and his reputation is often the lynchpin of many a BatmanGambit.
9th Jan '17 12:22:17 PM LarryMullen
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: Most of the titles are directly translated, but some of them are given these.
27th Sep '16 8:23:33 AM Saveelich
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Maurice Leblanc's 'GentlemanThief' who is part crime-solving (and crime-committing) [[GreatDetective mastermind]], part [[LoveableRogue prince of romance]], first appearing in novels and short stories, starting in 1905. The Lupin stories were meant as a reversal of the [[Literature/SherlockHolmes detective]] [[Creator/AgathaChristie stories]] that were massively popular at the time - Lupin is instead the criminal. Stories tend to vary from following various detectives in their attempts to stop Lupin or figure out what he did, to Lupin facing other villains. Other stories even have Lupin looking for lost treasures. Part of the books' success is due to Lupin's status as a MasterOfDisguise: When opening a book, one is never sure WHO is Lupin in this story. Is he the [[RedHerring victim's guest]]? The [[TheMole Detective's assistant]]? [[NarratorAllAlong The narrator himself]]? Lupin's status as a criminal is balanced by his trademark gentlemanly behavior, allowing him to come off as heroic rather than a villain, though his actions do often earn him a fair share of WhatTheHellHero.

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Maurice Leblanc's 'GentlemanThief' who is part crime-solving (and crime-committing) [[GreatDetective mastermind]], part [[LoveableRogue prince of romance]], romance]] and the TropeCodifier of PhantomThief, first appearing in novels and short stories, starting in 1905. The Lupin stories were meant as a reversal of the [[Literature/SherlockHolmes detective]] [[Creator/AgathaChristie stories]] that were massively popular at the time - Lupin is instead the criminal. Stories tend to vary from following various detectives in their attempts to stop Lupin or figure out what he did, to Lupin facing other villains. Other stories even have Lupin looking for lost treasures. Part of the books' success is due to Lupin's status as a MasterOfDisguise: When opening a book, one is never sure WHO is Lupin in this story. Is he the [[RedHerring victim's guest]]? The [[TheMole Detective's assistant]]? [[NarratorAllAlong The narrator himself]]? Lupin's status as a criminal is balanced by his trademark gentlemanly behavior, allowing him to come off as heroic rather than a villain, though his actions do often earn him a fair share of WhatTheHellHero.
18th Jul '16 3:35:50 PM Lightice
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* Jean le Flambeur from ''Literature/TheQuantumThief'', a transhuman GentlemanThief who consciously modelled himself after Arséne Lupin, and continuously makes references to Leblanc's stories.

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* Jean le Flambeur from ''Literature/TheQuantumThief'', a transhuman GentlemanThief who consciously modelled himself after Arséne Arsène Lupin, and continuously makes references to Leblanc's stories.
18th Jul '16 3:35:16 PM Lightice
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* Jean le Flambeur from ''Literature/TheQuantumThief'', a transhuman GentlemanThief who consciously modelled himself after Arséne Lupin, and continuously makes references to Leblanc's stories.
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