History Literature / TheCountOfMonteCristo

11th Feb '16 3:37:46 PM mnordhoff
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It took me ages, but i thought of a better word!!
** When they're planning to run away together after Eugenie's engagement ends in disaster, they are extremely affectionate and flirty, calling each other "my sweet", comparing themselves to classical lovers such as Hercules and Queen Omphale (who liked to switch clothes with Hercules for fun), and comparing the situation to a sexual abduction.
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** When they're planning to run away together after Eugenie's engagement ends in disaster, they are extremely affectionate and flirty, calling each other "my sweet", comparing themselves to classical lovers such as Hercules and Queen Omphale (who liked to switch clothes with Hercules for fun), and comparing the situation their flight to a sexual abduction.
24th Jan '16 4:21:33 PM PaulA
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Maximilien
* BlueBlood: Several characters are aristocrats, but quite a few only recently so. Valentine's grandmother, the marquise de Saint-Meran, would likely have opposed her marriage to a commoner like Maximilian.
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* BlueBlood: Several characters are aristocrats, but quite a few only recently so. Valentine's grandmother, the marquise de Saint-Meran, would likely have opposed her marriage to a commoner like Maximilian.Maximilien.

** Even the Count, the ManipulativeBastard himself, doesn't realize that Maximilian and Valentine are romantically involved until [[spoiler:the last minute]]; as far as he's concerned, Valentine is the daughter of his hated enemy.
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** Even the Count, the ManipulativeBastard himself, doesn't realize that Maximilian Maximilien and Valentine are romantically involved until [[spoiler:the last minute]]; as far as he's concerned, Valentine is the daughter of his hated enemy.

** Played straight by [[spoiler:the Count himself, when confronted by Maxmilien about Valentine's peril; it is only then that he starts realizing what he has become in the pursuit of vengeance. There's also the moment he realizes a young boy is dead thanks to his machinations.]]
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** Played straight by [[spoiler:the Count himself, when confronted by Maxmilien Maximilien about Valentine's peril; it is only then that he starts realizing what he has become in the pursuit of vengeance. There's also the moment he realizes a young boy is dead thanks to his machinations.]]

* PoorCommunicationKills: A lot of drama could have been avoided had Maximilian told the Count ''who'' he was head over heels in love with, since the Count was actively pushing for her murder by proxy at the time to get at her father.
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* PoorCommunicationKills: A lot of drama could have been avoided had Maximilian Maximilien told the Count ''who'' he was head over heels in love with, since the Count was actively pushing for her murder by proxy at the time to get at her father.

* StarCrossedLovers: Maximillien Morrel and Valentine de Villefort, [[spoiler:at first]].
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* StarCrossedLovers: Maximillien Maximilien Morrel and Valentine de Villefort, [[spoiler:at first]].
24th Jan '16 4:19:29 PM PaulA
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* LaserGuidedKarma: After being robbed of his beautiful fiancée and a promising job and spending 14 years in prison, Dantes gets filthy rich and becomes acquainted with an even more beautiful woman. Dantes himself tries to [[InvokedTrope enforce]] this trope during his time as the Count of Monte Cristo, and arguably succeeds, but with a fair bit of collateral damage. ** Monsieur Morrel, the one person who always believed in Dantes and actually put himself at risk to lobby for Dantes' release from his unjust imprisonment has his life saved and his good fortunes restored by the very man he was always so good to when no one else would be. [[spoiler: Morcerf, Danglars, Villefort, and Caderousse all have their lives completely destroyed by the man they ruined and had come to forget about.]]
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* LaserGuidedKarma: LaserGuidedKarma: ** After being robbed of his beautiful fiancée and a promising job and spending 14 years in prison, Dantes gets filthy rich and becomes acquainted with an even more beautiful woman. woman. ** Dantes himself tries to [[InvokedTrope enforce]] this trope during his time as the Count of Monte Cristo, and arguably succeeds, but with a fair bit of collateral damage. ** mixed success. He rewards Monsieur Morrel, the one person who always believed in Dantes and actually put himself at risk to lobby for Dantes' release from his unjust imprisonment has his imprisonment, but then [[spoiler:nearly ruins the life saved and of Morrel's son Maximilien by inadvertantly using the woman Maximilien loves as a pawn in one of his good fortunes restored by schemes]]. He destroys the very man he was always so good to when no one else would be. [[spoiler: Morcerf, Danglars, Villefort, and Caderousse all have their lives completely of the men who destroyed by his, but with considerable collateral damage, [[spoiler:particularly among their innocent children: Edouard de Villefort is murdered, Valentine de Villefort would have suffered the man they ruined same fate if Maximilien had not interceded for her, and Albert Morcerf would have been killed too if Mercedes had come not intereceded for him. Mercedes herself is his big failure: all his cleverness is insufficient to forget about.]]provide her with the happiness she deserves]].
24th Jan '16 4:03:54 PM PaulA
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Evil Is Petty is about petty actions, not petty motivations: "This is when you have a villain that slaughters a village, bombs a country, murders the president... And then he picks a pocket, trips an old lady, sticks a kick-me sign on a police officer, takes someone's parking space, and cuts in line at a fast food place."
* EvilIsPetty: Fernand and Danglars frame Dantes as a Bonapartist sympathizer ''on the day of his wedding'' and have him shipped off to [[HellholePrison the Château d'If]] where he spends fourteen years of his life rotting away in prison [[MiscarriageOfJustice without a trial.]] Fernand then proceeds to steal his fiancée and Danglars Dantes' new job. Why? [[DrivenByEnvy Because they were jealous of his good fortune.]] In other words, '''for no real reason.'''
24th Jan '16 12:50:21 PM aye_amber
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24th Jan '16 3:00:53 AM Boggs
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** Monsieur Morrel, the one person who always believed in Dantes and actually put himself at risk to lobby for Dantes' release from his unjust imprisonment has his life saved and his good fortunes restored by the very man he was always so good to when no one else would be. [[spoiler: Morcerf, Danglars, Villefort, and Caderousse all have their lives completely destroyed by the man they ruined and had come to forget about.]]
24th Jan '16 2:38:49 AM Boggs
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* EvilIsPetty: Fernand and Danglars frame Dantes as a Bonapartist sympathizer ''on the day of his wedding'' and have him shipped off to [[HellholePrison the Château d'If]] where he spends fourteen years of his life rotting away in prison [[MiscarriageOfJustice without a trial.]] Fernand then proceeds to steal his fiancée and Danglars Dantes' new job. Why? [[DrivenByEnvy Because they were jealous of his good fortune.]] In other words, '''for no real reason.'''
28th Dec '15 3:21:36 AM morenohijazo
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* InvisibleWriting: The key to the colossal fortune was found in an old piece of paper used as a bookmark. When Faria tried to use it to light a candle, he noticed words forming on it and quickly extinguished it, but was arrested before he could find it.
19th Dec '15 9:01:47 PM mnordhoff
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* AffablyEvil: Luigi Vampa, who is perfectly polite to his prisoners in the one evening they have for their ransoms to arrive. The Count also cultivates this image toward Albert and Franz. Benedetto is remarkably likable and charming for someone who has committed nearly every crime on the books before the age of 30.
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* AffablyEvil: Luigi Vampa, who is perfectly polite to his prisoners in the one evening they have for their ransoms to arrive. The Count also cultivates this image toward Albert and Franz. Benedetto is remarkably likable and charming for someone who has committed nearly every crime on the books before the age of 30.21.
19th Dec '15 8:50:43 PM mnordhoff
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** When they're planning to run away together after Eugenie's engagement ends in disaster, they are extremely affectionate and flirty, calling each other "my sweet" and comparing themselves to classical lovers such as Hercules and Queen Omphale (who liked to switch clothes with Hercules for fun).
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** When they're planning to run away together after Eugenie's engagement ends in disaster, they are extremely affectionate and flirty, calling each other "my sweet" and sweet", comparing themselves to classical lovers such as Hercules and Queen Omphale (who liked to switch clothes with Hercules for fun).fun), and comparing the situation to a sexual abduction.
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