History Literature / TheThreeMusketeers

4th Nov '17 1:51:17 PM Chabal2
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** And, amusingly, how Athos meets another woman. [[spoiler:Through a bit of mistaken identity on both of their parts, Aramis's former mistress thinks Athos is a priest and seduces him into a one-night stand. That leads to Raoul's birth.]]

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** And, amusingly, how Athos meets another woman. [[spoiler:Through a bit of mistaken identity on both of their parts, Aramis's Aramis' former mistress thinks Athos is a priest (Athos was a guest and the priest was out) and seduces him into a one-night stand. That leads to Raoul's birth.]]



* DoomedByCanon: The musketeers attempt to foil Charles I's execution. Guess how it goes.



* ExactWords: The workmen preparing the stand for Charles' execution the next day are making more noise than strictly necessary. When Parry asks them to keep it down as the king is trying to sleep, one says that if he doesn't sleep well tonight, he'll sleep much better tomorrow. The workmen hear an excellent example of GallowsHumor and laugh, Parry recognizes Athos and realizes they're sabotaging the execution.



** Multiple times. Most notably in the 'Louise de la Valliere' section of "Le Vicomte de Bragelonne" when the soap opera-esc romantic intrigues of the court are interrupted by de Guice and de Wardes' violent duel.

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** Multiple times. Most notably in the 'Louise de la Valliere' section of "Le Vicomte de Bragelonne" when the soap opera-esc opera-esque romantic intrigues of the court are interrupted by de Guice and de Wardes' violent duel.



* NeverGotToSayGoodbye: Athos despairs for a moment when Charles' execution goes on anyway, but manages to sneak under the stand and say his goodbyes to the king and receive his last instructions.



** Raoul and the Comte de Guice. The former's a straight-and-arrow [[TheAce ace]] madly in love with one woman, the other's a BiTheWay playboy.

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** Raoul and the Comte de Guice. The former's a straight-and-arrow straight-and-narrow [[TheAce ace]] madly in love with one woman, the other's a BiTheWay playboy.



* OneSteveLimit: Averted -- both Monsieur and The Man in the Iron Mask are named Philippe. The latter is the older brother, and twin to Louis XIV.

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* OneSteveLimit: Averted -- both Monsieur and The Man in the Iron Mask are named Philippe. The latter former is the older Louis XIV's brother, and twin to Louis XIV.[[spoiler: the latter his twin.]]
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: [[spoiler:Athos doesn't live long after he hears of Raoul's death.]]


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* SpannerInTheWorks: d'Artagnan's plan to rescue Charles goes off without a hitch, having kidnapped or waylaid the city's executioner and his backup. Unfortunately, it turns out Charles was also on Mordaunt's hitlist, and volunteered for the job.


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* WoundedGazelleGambit: Milady presents herself as the victim of Buckingham's sadism to the fanatical John Felton (a Puritan who thinks Buckingham is a hedonist leading England to its ruin), claiming not only that he kidnapped and raped her, but also branded her so that no one would believe her if she talked.
27th Oct '17 5:27:59 PM PaulA
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* ForgottenFallenFriend:
** [[spoiler:King Charles]] in the second book.
** Averted in the later books. [[spoiler:Athos spends most of an entire book helping Charles's son retake the English throne, D'Artagnan does as well, but for the MoneyDearBoy]].

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* ForgottenFallenFriend:
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ForgottenFallenFriend: [[spoiler:King Charles]] in the second book.
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book. Averted in the later books. books: [[spoiler:Athos spends most of an entire book helping Charles's son retake the English throne, throne; D'Artagnan does as well, but for the MoneyDearBoy]].he's OnlyInItForTheMoney]].
27th Oct '17 5:23:59 PM PaulA
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%%* CampGay: Monsieur and the Chevalier de Lorraine.



* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Raoul and Louise. Then she falls in love with Louis XIV...



%%* DamselInDistress: Constance Bonacieux



** This thinking is so prevalent that D'Artagnan is able to use it as part of a BatmanGambit:[[spoiler:In order to get close to Milady de Winter (to track down Madame Bonacieux... originally), he purposely goads her brother-in-law, Lord de Winter, into a duel, so D'Artagnan can spare his life and become his friend. It works.]]
%%* DistressedDamsel: Constance Bonacieux

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** This thinking is so prevalent that D'Artagnan is able to use it as part of a BatmanGambit:[[spoiler:In BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:In order to get close to Milady de Winter (to track down Madame Bonacieux... originally), he purposely goads her brother-in-law, Lord de Winter, into a duel, so D'Artagnan can spare his life and become his friend. It works.]]
%%* DistressedDamsel: Constance Bonacieux
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%%* DrivenToSuicide, [[SuicideByCop By Cop]]: [[spoiler:Raoul]].

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%%* DrivenToSuicide, [[SuicideByCop By Cop]]: [[spoiler:Raoul]].* DrivenToSuicide: In ''The Vicomte de Bragelonne'', [[spoiler:Raoul de Bragelonne becomes a DeathSeeker and dies in battle against Barbary pirates after being dumped by his girlfriend.]]



%%* FlamboyantGay: Monsieur and the Chevalier de Lorraine.



%%* FreudianTrio: Porthos (id), Athos (ego), Aramis (superego).



%%* LoadBearingHero

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%%* LoadBearingHeroLoadBearingHero: [[spoiler:Porthos' heroic sacrifice in ''The Vicomte de Bragelonne''.]]



%%* {{Malaproper}}: M. de Beaufort.

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%%* * {{Malaproper}}: M. de Beaufort.Beaufort is famous for mixing up words like "affliction" and "affection", which nearly forces him into a duel on at least one occasion.



%%* MookLieutenant: Jussac

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%%* * MookLieutenant: Jussac is an officer in the Cardinal's guard and attempts to arrest the musketeers at the covenant.



%%* PowerTrio: Porthos (id), Athos (ego), Aramis (superego).



%%* UnluckyChildhoodFriend
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* TheAce: Athos is essentially the perfect gentleman. His is born into high rank, has impeccable manners, a thorough education, and outstanding skill at arms. However, he also spends a lot of his life squandering his quality due to poor luck and a morose personality. [[spoiler: He's also a pretty lousy hangman.]]

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* TheAce: Athos is essentially the perfect gentleman. His is born into high rank, has impeccable manners, a thorough education, and outstanding skill at arms. However, he also spends a lot of his life squandering his quality due to poor luck and a morose personality. [[spoiler: He's [[spoiler:He's also a pretty lousy hangman.]]



** By the end of the first book, the heroes win out against Milady and avoid being destroyed by Richelieu, but at the cost of [[spoiler: the death of Madame Bonacieux, d'Artagnan's love interest, not to mention how the trial of Milady has soiled the soldier's life for his three friends, leaving him alone within the Musketeers by book's end]]. Richelieu, for his part, make out like a bandit: by the end of the story, of the people who dared to oppose him: [[spoiler: Constance and Buckingham are dead, the queen's other supporters are in exile, the Queen herself is isolated, Porthos and Aramis have retired, Athos does the same not long after, leaving only D'Artagnan who owes the Cardinal his life]]. Plain and simple, Richelieu ''wins''.
** The first sequel, ''Twenty Years After'', is just as bad. [[spoiler: While they manage to end the Fronde civil war for now, and d'Artagnan gets promoted to Captain-Lieutenant of the Musketeers, the heroes fail to save Charles I, Athos kills what is hinted to be his son by Milady, Monsieur Bonacieux shows up, as if only to remind d'Artagnan of Madame Bonacieux, and d'Artagnan accidentally kills his friend Rochefort]].

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** By the end of the first book, the heroes win out against Milady and avoid being destroyed by Richelieu, but at the cost of [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the death of Madame Bonacieux, d'Artagnan's love interest, not to mention how the trial of Milady has soiled the soldier's life for his three friends, leaving him alone within the Musketeers by book's end]]. Richelieu, for his part, make makes out like a bandit: by the end of the story, of the people who dared to oppose him: [[spoiler: Constance [[spoiler:Constance and Buckingham are dead, the queen's other supporters are in exile, the Queen herself is isolated, Porthos and Aramis have retired, Athos does the same not long after, leaving only D'Artagnan who owes the Cardinal his life]]. Plain and simple, Richelieu ''wins''.
** The first sequel, ''Twenty Years After'', is just as bad. [[spoiler: While [[spoiler:While they manage to end the Fronde civil war for now, and d'Artagnan gets promoted to Captain-Lieutenant of the Musketeers, the heroes fail to save Charles I, Athos kills what is hinted to be his son by Milady, Monsieur Bonacieux shows up, as if only to remind d'Artagnan of Madame Bonacieux, and d'Artagnan accidentally kills his friend Rochefort]].



** In the second book, "Mordaunt" (John Francis de Winter). [[spoiler: Considering who his father ''might'' be, it's fitting that he's the only one in the sequels to get a CodeName.]]

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** In the second book, "Mordaunt" (John Francis de Winter). [[spoiler: Considering [[spoiler:Considering who his father ''might'' be, it's fitting that he's the only one in the sequels to get a CodeName.]]



* CurbStompBattle: every time Porthos raises his fist.

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* CurbStompBattle: every Every time Porthos raises his fist.



* DefeatMeansFriendship: After d'Artagnan defeats Rochefort, TheDragon of Richelieu, in several duels, the two become close friends.
** This thinking is so prevalent that D'Artagnan is able to use it as part of a BatmanGambit:[[spoiler: In order to get close to Milady de Winter (originally to track down Madame Bonacieux... originally), he purposely goads her brother-in-law, Lord de Winter, into a duel, so D'Artagnan can spare his life and become his friend. It works.]]
* DistressedDamsel: Constance Bonacieux

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* DefeatMeansFriendship: DefeatMeansFriendship:
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After d'Artagnan defeats Rochefort, TheDragon of Richelieu, in several duels, the two become close friends.
** This thinking is so prevalent that D'Artagnan is able to use it as part of a BatmanGambit:[[spoiler: In BatmanGambit:[[spoiler:In order to get close to Milady de Winter (originally to (to track down Madame Bonacieux... originally), he purposely goads her brother-in-law, Lord de Winter, into a duel, so D'Artagnan can spare his life and become his friend. It works.]]
* %%* DistressedDamsel: Constance Bonacieux



* DownerEnding: The final book, ''Le Vicomte de Bragelonne''. [[spoiler:Raoul loses his love interest to King Louis XIV, and heads off to war to die. When news of Raoul's death comes, Athos dies of sorrow. Aramis's scheme with the Man in the Iron Mask fails and he is forced into exile in Spain, and Porthos dies in the escape. d'Artagnan, after finally becoming the Marshal of France, is killed by cannon fire during a siege.]]
** On a slightly lesser scale, the romantic subplot of the final book. [[spoiler: Massive web of love and relationships get caught up in Louis's attempts to sleep with his brother Monsieur's wife, Henrietta. More than half a dozen people are involved, at least two duels spring up from it, and Louis falls for Louise de la Valliere in the course of it. In the denouement, Louise has been cast aside, Raoul's dead, and Louis and Henrietta are carrying on their affair as if nothing happened.]]

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* DownerEnding: DownerEnding:
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The final book, ''Le Vicomte de Bragelonne''. [[spoiler:Raoul loses his love interest to King Louis XIV, and heads off to war to die. When news of Raoul's death comes, Athos dies of sorrow. Aramis's scheme with the Man in the Iron Mask fails and he is forced into exile in Spain, and Porthos dies in the escape. d'Artagnan, after finally becoming the Marshal of France, is killed by cannon fire during a siege.]]
** On a slightly lesser scale, the romantic subplot of the final book. [[spoiler: Massive [[spoiler:Massive web of love and relationships get caught up in Louis's attempts to sleep with his brother Monsieur's wife, Henrietta. More than half a dozen people are involved, at least two duels spring up from it, and Louis falls for Louise de la Valliere in the course of it. In the denouement, Louise has been cast aside, Raoul's dead, and Louis and Henrietta are carrying on their affair as if nothing happened.]]



* DrivenToSuicide, [[SuicideByCop By Cop]]: [[spoiler:Raoul]].

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* %%* DrivenToSuicide, [[SuicideByCop By Cop]]: [[spoiler:Raoul]].



* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: Porthos in Locmaria]].

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* %%* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: Porthos [[spoiler:Porthos in Locmaria]].



* AFatherToHisMen: Monsieur de Treville.
* FaceHeelTurn: Aramis in the final book (The Man in the Iron Mask), in which, ''not'' to be confused with the film, he alone (with Porthos tricked into it as dumb muscle) initiates the plot to [[spoiler: replace the King with his long-imprisoned twin brother]] - which is actually [[spoiler: foiled with D'Artagnan's assistance, although Fouquet takes the major credit and thus postpones his downfall by a few days]]. The point being that [[spoiler: it turns out the kingdom is best served by having the original Louis as king, Colbert as finance minister, and D'Artagnan in charge of the army, than it ever would have been served by his brother who, knowing nothing about the state of affairs but what Aramis told him, would have had to rely completely on Aramis and leave the likeable but corrupt Fouquet to embezzle and squander what was left of the treasury, and that D'Artagnan's loyalty to Louis ends up being the '''''right''''' choice, and Aramis's plot therefore makes him a traitor and a true Face Heel Turn since he betrays not only his King but also the whole Musketeers group by an act that he knew neither D'Artagnan nor Athos could be persuaded into, and Porthos only by trickery.]] And the irony being that [[spoiler: Fouquet plays a major role in saving Louis even though he knows Louis is working for his downfall, and it was in his interest to cooperate with the substitution: and Louis's first act after being saved is to dispose of Fouquet in favour of Colbert]].
** Part of the point of the book is that some of the older generation (like Athos) believe that a nobleman's duty is to [[MyMasterRightOrWrong serve the king no matter what]]. [[spoiler: Aramis' actions violate this principle (and he manipulates Porthos into doing the same); d'Artagnan isn't sure what to think about this but ultimately lands on the side of the King]].

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* %%* AFatherToHisMen: Monsieur de Treville.
* FaceHeelTurn: FaceHeelTurn:
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Aramis in the final book (The Man in the Iron Mask), in which, ''not'' to be confused with the film, he alone (with Porthos tricked into it as dumb muscle) initiates the plot to [[spoiler: replace [[spoiler:replace the King with his long-imprisoned twin brother]] - which is actually [[spoiler: foiled [[spoiler:foiled with D'Artagnan's assistance, although Fouquet takes the major credit and thus postpones his downfall by a few days]]. The point being that [[spoiler: it [[spoiler:it turns out the kingdom is best served by having the original Louis as king, Colbert as finance minister, and D'Artagnan in charge of the army, than it ever would have been served by his brother who, knowing nothing about the state of affairs but what Aramis told him, would have had to rely completely on Aramis and leave the likeable but corrupt Fouquet to embezzle and squander what was left of the treasury, and that D'Artagnan's loyalty to Louis ends up being the '''''right''''' choice, and Aramis's plot therefore makes him a traitor and a true Face Heel Turn since he betrays not only his King but also the whole Musketeers group by an act that he knew neither D'Artagnan nor Athos could be persuaded into, and Porthos only by trickery.]] And the irony being that [[spoiler: Fouquet [[spoiler:Fouquet plays a major role in saving Louis even though he knows Louis is working for his downfall, and it was in his interest to cooperate with the substitution: and Louis's first act after being saved is to dispose of Fouquet in favour of Colbert]].
** Part of the point of the book is that some of the older generation (like Athos) believe that a nobleman's duty is to [[MyMasterRightOrWrong serve the king no matter what]]. [[spoiler: Aramis' [[spoiler:Aramis' actions violate this principle (and he manipulates Porthos into doing the same); d'Artagnan isn't sure what to think about this but ultimately lands on the side of the King]].



* FlamboyantGay: Monsieur and the Chevalier de Lorraine.

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* %%* FlamboyantGay: Monsieur and the Chevalier de Lorraine.



* ForgottenFallenFriend: [[spoiler:King Charles]] in the second book.
** Averted in the later books. [[spoiler: Athos spends most of an entire book helping Charles's son retake the English throne, D'Artagnan does as well, but for the MoneyDearBoy]].

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* ForgottenFallenFriend: ForgottenFallenFriend:
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[[spoiler:King Charles]] in the second book.
** Averted in the later books. [[spoiler: Athos [[spoiler:Athos spends most of an entire book helping Charles's son retake the English throne, D'Artagnan does as well, but for the MoneyDearBoy]].



* GenreShift: A large portion of ''Louise de La Vallière'' is taken up with court intrigue and romantic plots, with the titular musketeers explicitly absent from the narrative. They don't make a real return until ''Man in the Iron Mask'' where the series returns to it's original adventure tone.

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* GenreShift: A large portion of ''Louise de La Vallière'' is taken up with court intrigue and romantic plots, with the titular musketeers explicitly absent from the narrative. They don't make a real return until ''Man in the Iron Mask'' where the series returns to it's its original adventure tone.



* TheHero: d'Artagnan
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: UsefulNotes/LouisXIII, his wife Anne of Austria, his minister Cardinal Richelieu; UsefulNotes/LouisXIV, his mistress Louise de La Vallière, his ministers Cardinal Mazarin and Jean-Baptiste Colbert; the English monarch UsefulNotes/CharlesI of UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfStuart, his wife Henrietta Marie, his Parliamentary opponent UsefulNotes/OliverCromwell; and even The Man In The Iron Mask, who ''was'' an actual person, though very little is known of him. (That's of why he has been such a popular figure in fiction.)

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* %%* TheHero: d'Artagnan
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: UsefulNotes/LouisXIII, his wife Anne of Austria, his minister Cardinal Richelieu; UsefulNotes/LouisXIV, his mistress Louise de La Vallière, his ministers Cardinal Mazarin and Jean-Baptiste Colbert; the English monarch UsefulNotes/CharlesI of UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfStuart, his wife Henrietta Marie, his Parliamentary opponent UsefulNotes/OliverCromwell; and even The Man In The Iron Mask, who ''was'' an actual person, though very little is known of him. (That's of That's why he has been such a popular figure in fiction.)



* ImpoverishedPatrician: Gascons are almost universally poor. Athos retains only a few traces of his high birth, including a CoolSword Porthos would trade at least one arm for.

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* ImpoverishedPatrician: ImpoverishedPatrician:
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Gascons are almost universally poor. Athos retains only a few traces of his high birth, including a CoolSword Porthos would trade at least one arm for.



* TheIngenue: Louise de La Vallière.

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* %%* TheIngenue: Louise de La Vallière.



* JumpedAtTheCall: d'Artagnan leaves home as soon as he is an adult to find his fortune with his sword arm.

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* JumpedAtTheCall: JumpedAtTheCall:
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d'Artagnan leaves home as soon as he is an adult to find his fortune with his sword arm.



* LawfulStupid: Nicolas Fouquet in the third novel, although it may be a case of HonorBeforeReason (since he [[spoiler: saves King Louis from the plot to replace him, knowing that this will mean his own downfall as Louis and Colbert work against him.]]) Also, Athos in the later books displays some elements of that and HonorBeforeReason.
* LoadBearingHero

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* LawfulStupid: Nicolas Fouquet in the third novel, although it may be a case of HonorBeforeReason (since he [[spoiler: saves [[spoiler:saves King Louis from the plot to replace him, knowing that this will mean his own downfall as Louis and Colbert work against him.]]) Also, Athos in the later books displays some elements of that and HonorBeforeReason.
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* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: Athos is really the father of his ward Raoul, but he never tells him, disclosing the information only to Raoul's mother (who is also Aramis' former mistress).]]

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* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: Athos [[spoiler:Athos is really the father of his ward Raoul, but he never tells him, disclosing the information only to Raoul's mother (who is also Aramis' former mistress).]]



* {{Malaproper}}: M. de Beaufort.
* ManipulativeBitch: Milady.

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* %%* {{Malaproper}}: M. de Beaufort.
* %%* ManipulativeBitch: Milady.



* MasterSwordsman: more like a whole Master Swordsmanship Academy (the Musketeers, with special mention for four main characters). Raoul, Jussac and Rochefort also qualify.
* TheMistress: plenty of them in ''Le Vicomte de Bragelonne''.
* MoodWhiplash: Multiple times. Most notably in the 'Louise de la Valliere' section of "Le Vicomte de Bragelonne" when the soap opera-esc romantic intrigues of the court are interrupted by de Guice and de Wardes' violent duel.

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* MasterSwordsman: more More like a whole Master Swordsmanship Academy (the Musketeers, with special mention for four main characters). Raoul, Jussac and Rochefort also qualify.
* %%* TheMistress: plenty Plenty of them in ''Le Vicomte de Bragelonne''.
* MoodWhiplash: MoodWhiplash:
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Multiple times. Most notably in the 'Louise de la Valliere' section of "Le Vicomte de Bragelonne" when the soap opera-esc romantic intrigues of the court are interrupted by de Guice and de Wardes' violent duel.



* MookLieutenant: Jussac

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* %%* MookLieutenant: Jussac



* NotSoHarmlessVillain: De Wardes (the son of the minor antagonist of the first book) in "Le Vicomte de Bragelonne". After a bunch of petty insults in the first third of the book, he's beaten by Raoul, stabbed in a quick duel with Buckingham, and then [[spoiler: heavily wounds de Guice in a tense pistol duel]]. It takes d'Artagnan's intervention to prevent him from continuing to not be harmless.
* OddFriendship: The Duke of Beaufort and Grimaud. One's a malaproping, BunnyEarsLawyer member of the royal family, the other is a SilentSnarking, near-mute valet.

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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: De Wardes (the son of the minor antagonist of the first book) in "Le Vicomte de Bragelonne". After a bunch of petty insults in the first third of the book, he's beaten by Raoul, stabbed in a quick duel with Buckingham, and then [[spoiler: heavily [[spoiler:heavily wounds de Guice in a tense pistol duel]]. It takes d'Artagnan's intervention to prevent him from continuing to not be harmless.
* OddFriendship: OddFriendship:
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The Duke of Beaufort and Grimaud. One's a malaproping, BunnyEarsLawyer member of the royal family, the other is a SilentSnarking, near-mute valet.



* PerpetualPoverty: All four protagonists, especially in the first novel.
** In later books however Porthos becomes a rich landlord. His adventures often cut him off from his estate though.

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* PerpetualPoverty: PerpetualPoverty:
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All four protagonists, especially in the first novel.
** In later books however Porthos becomes a rich landlord. His adventures often cut him off from his estate estate, though.



* RetiredBadassRoundup: In ''Twenty years after'', D'Artagnan tries to reunite his old friends on the orders of Cardinal Mazarino. Porthos, now a wealthy widower, accepts but Athos, [[spoiler: who regained his title and estate as the Comte de la Fère]] and Aramis, now a priest, refuse. [[spoiler: Athos and Aramis are members of the Fronde, the anti-Mazarin rebellion.]] After a few chapters, they are kicking ass together again.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Mordaunt in the second book. [[spoiler: He kills his uncle for disinheriting him, and acts as the executioner for Charles I for the same reason. He also kills the executioner of Lille for murdering Milady (while posing as a monk and denying him absolution!). He then spends the rest of the book trying to kill the Musketeers.]]
* RookieRedRanger: d'Artagnan in the first book, Raoul (the protagonist among the newer generation) in the first sequel.

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* RetiredBadassRoundup: In ''Twenty years after'', D'Artagnan tries to reunite his old friends on the orders of Cardinal Mazarino. Porthos, now a wealthy widower, accepts but Athos, [[spoiler: who [[spoiler:who regained his title and estate as the Comte de la Fère]] and Aramis, now a priest, refuse. [[spoiler: Athos [[spoiler:Athos and Aramis are members of the Fronde, the anti-Mazarin rebellion.]] After a few chapters, they are kicking ass together again.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Mordaunt in the second book. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He kills his uncle for disinheriting him, and acts as the executioner for Charles I for the same reason. He also kills the executioner of Lille for murdering Milady (while posing as a monk and denying him absolution!). He then spends the rest of the book trying to kill the Musketeers.]]
* RookieRedRanger: d'Artagnan in the first book, Raoul (the Raoul, the protagonist among the newer generation) generation, in the first sequel.



* SaveTheVillain: Played straight and then subverted in the second book. [[spoiler: Athos [[StupidGood tries to save the drowning Mordaunt]]. Mordaunt drags him under water, and Athos is ultimately forced to stab him to escape.]]
* SexyPriest: Aramis.

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* SaveTheVillain: Played straight and then subverted in the second book. [[spoiler: Athos [[spoiler:Athos [[StupidGood tries to save the drowning Mordaunt]]. Mordaunt drags him under water, and Athos is ultimately forced to stab him to escape.]]
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* SwordFight: Despite being Musketeers, the heroes usually favor their swords. This changes somewhat when we see them on the battlefield. This is justified though by the weapons technology of the time which required a lengthy reloading process between shots (but they have their servants for that).
* TailorMadePrison: In ''Twenty years after'', D'Artagnan and Porthos have been captured on the orders of Cardinal Mazarin and are imprisoned in Rueil Castle. Mazarin requests ''thirty'' extra soldiers to guard exclusively the two "special guests". Unsurprisingly, [[spoiler: they manage to escape anyway]].
* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: D'Artagnan receives a case of wine along with a note that indicates it's from his fellow musketeers. Before he can drink any of it, an enemy {{mook}} drinks some and dies...it was poisoned wine sent by Milady to kill him.

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* SwordFight: Despite being Musketeers, the heroes usually favor their swords. This changes somewhat when we see them on the battlefield. This is justified though by the weapons technology of the time which required a lengthy reloading process between shots (but they have their servants for that).
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* TailorMadePrison: In ''Twenty years after'', D'Artagnan and Porthos have been captured on the orders of Cardinal Mazarin and are imprisoned in Rueil Castle. Mazarin requests ''thirty'' extra soldiers to guard exclusively the two "special guests". Unsurprisingly, [[spoiler: they [[spoiler:they manage to escape anyway]].
* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: D'Artagnan receives a case of wine along with a note that indicates it's from his fellow musketeers. Before he can drink any of it, an enemy {{mook}} drinks some and dies... it was poisoned wine sent by Milady to kill him.



* TookALevelInBadass: EVERYONE in the sequel ''Twenty Years After'', as a result of CharacterDevelopment. Athos is [[ChildrenRaiseYou wiser]], Porthos is stronger, Aramis is far more cunning, and d'Artagnan has gone from naive to a brilliant strategist. Two of their servants also take a level. Porthos and Aramis's respective servants, however, do not.
** Although it's obvious that Mous(que)ton, Porthos's servant, has more adventuring experience than the much younger Blaisois.

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* TookALevelInBadass: TookALevelInBadass:
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EVERYONE in the sequel ''Twenty Years After'', as a result of CharacterDevelopment. Athos is [[ChildrenRaiseYou wiser]], Porthos is stronger, Aramis is far more cunning, and d'Artagnan has gone from naive to a brilliant strategist. Two of their servants also take a level. Porthos and Aramis's respective servants, however, do not.
** Although it's It's obvious that Mous(que)ton, Porthos's servant, has more adventuring experience than the much younger Blaisois.



* TimeBomb: the Queen's diamonds must be brought back from England in time for that ball!

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* TimeBomb: the The Queen's diamonds must be brought back from England in time for that ball!



* WarriorPrince: le Grand Condé, a member of the Royal family and an outstanding military commander. His victory at Lens is depicted in ''Twenty years after''.

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* WarriorPrince: WarriorPrince:
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le Grand Condé, a member of the Royal family and an outstanding military commander. His victory at Lens is depicted in ''Twenty years after''.



* EyepatchOfPower: In ''La Fille de d'Artagnan'' worn by [[spoiler: Athos]], although he occasionally switches it from right to left and back because he has two good eyes.

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* EyepatchOfPower: In ''La Fille de d'Artagnan'' worn by [[spoiler: Athos]], [[spoiler:Athos]], although he occasionally switches it from right to left and back because he has two good eyes.
11th Sep '17 10:12:25 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/{{The Three Musketeers|1921}}'' (1921), starring Creator/DouglasFairbanks as D'Artagnan
** ''Film/TheIronMask'', its sequel, and Fairbanks's last silent film
8th Aug '17 12:08:34 PM Lymantria
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[[index]]



* ''WebSeries/AllForOne'' (2016)

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* ''WebSeries/AllForOne'' ''WebVideo/AllForOne'' (2016)
[[/index]]
6th Jun '17 9:42:26 PM Goatllama
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** By the end of the first book, the heroes win out against Milady and avoid being destroyed by Ridhelieu, but at the cost of [[spoiler: the death of Madame Bonacieux, d'Artagnan's love interest, not to mention how the trial of Milady has soiled the soldier's life for his three friends, leaving him alone within the Musketeers by book's end]]. Richelieu, for his part, make out like a bandit: by the end of the story, of the people who dared to oppose him: [[spoiler: Constance and Buckingham are dead, the queen's other supporters are in exile, the Queen herself is isolated, Porthos and Aramis have retired, Athos does the same not long after, leaving only D'Artagnan who owes the Cardinal his life]]. Plain and simple, Richelieu ''wins''.

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** By the end of the first book, the heroes win out against Milady and avoid being destroyed by Ridhelieu, Richelieu, but at the cost of [[spoiler: the death of Madame Bonacieux, d'Artagnan's love interest, not to mention how the trial of Milady has soiled the soldier's life for his three friends, leaving him alone within the Musketeers by book's end]]. Richelieu, for his part, make out like a bandit: by the end of the story, of the people who dared to oppose him: [[spoiler: Constance and Buckingham are dead, the queen's other supporters are in exile, the Queen herself is isolated, Porthos and Aramis have retired, Athos does the same not long after, leaving only D'Artagnan who owes the Cardinal his life]]. Plain and simple, Richelieu ''wins''.
14th May '17 5:46:12 PM PaulA
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* ''WebSeries/AllForOne'' (debuted 2016), probably one of the most radically different adaptations, as it's [[RecycledInSpace Recycled]] [[SettingUpdate in a modern-day college]], with most characters {{Gender Flip}}ped and turned into college students. Regrettably (?), there are no swords.

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* ''WebSeries/AllForOne'' (debuted 2016), probably one of the most radically different adaptations, as it's [[RecycledInSpace Recycled]] [[SettingUpdate in a modern-day college]], with most characters {{Gender Flip}}ped and turned into college students. Regrettably (?), there are no swords.
(2016)
14th May '17 9:14:31 AM mirisu92
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* ''WebSeries/AllForOne'' (debuted 2016), probably one of the most radically different adaptations, as it's [[RecycledInSpace Recycled]] [[SettingUpdate in a modern-day college]], with most characters {{Gender Flip}}ped and turned into college students. Presumably (regrettably?), there are no swords.

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* ''WebSeries/AllForOne'' (debuted 2016), probably one of the most radically different adaptations, as it's [[RecycledInSpace Recycled]] [[SettingUpdate in a modern-day college]], with most characters {{Gender Flip}}ped and turned into college students. Presumably (regrettably?), Regrettably (?), there are no swords.
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