History Literature / TheThreeMusketeers

30th Nov '16 11:34:20 PM Eagal
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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Aramis (phlegmatic/leukine), Porthos (choleric), Athos (melancholic), and D'Artagnan (sanguine).

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* %%* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Aramis (phlegmatic/leukine), Porthos (choleric), Athos (melancholic), and D'Artagnan (sanguine).



* PolarOppositeTwins: Louis and Philippe.

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* %%* PolarOppositeTwins: Louis and Philippe.



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

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



* TrueCompanions: "One for all, all for one!"
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend
* TheVamp: Milady.

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* TrueCompanions: The Three Musketeers, as denoted by their famous BadassCreed, "One for all, all for one!"
* %%* UnluckyChildhoodFriend
* %%* TheVamp: Milady.



* TheVoiceless: Grimaud

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* %%* TheVoiceless: Grimaud



* WildMassGuessing: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milady_de_Winter According to TheOtherWiki,]] going back as far as the 1950s, it has been considered that Milady's Fleur-de-lis was actually meant as a symbol that she was a hermaphrodite, (the idea being that the criminal nature of the Fleur-de-lis alone isn't enough to justify the extreme revulsion it induces in those that discover it) and was inspired by the historical figure the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevalier_d%27Eon Chevalier d'Éon.]] (This information has since been removed from TheOtherWiki.)

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* WildMassGuessing: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milady_de_Winter [[ According to TheOtherWiki,]] going back as far as the 1950s, it has been considered that Milady's Fleur-de-lis was actually meant as a symbol that she was a hermaphrodite, (the idea being that the criminal nature of the Fleur-de-lis alone isn't enough to justify the extreme revulsion it induces in those that discover it) and was inspired by the historical figure the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevalier_d%27Eon Chevalier d'Éon.]] (This information has since been removed from TheOtherWiki.)]]
30th Nov '16 11:27:38 PM Eagal
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The main antagonists are UsefulNotes/CardinalRichelieu and his agent, Milady de Winter. D'Artagnan's LoveInterest is DistressedDamsel Madame Bonacieux, at least while he is not being seduced by Milady.

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The main antagonists are UsefulNotes/CardinalRichelieu [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardinal_Richelieu Cardinal Richelieu]] and his agent, Milady de Winter. D'Artagnan's LoveInterest is DistressedDamsel Madame Bonacieux, at least while he is not being seduced by Milady.
27th Nov '16 6:22:33 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* EvilChancellor: Richelieu, and [[DirtyCoward Mazarin]]. While they both are quite loyal to France, having a King deciding things is quite unnecessary, thank you very much. This trait is overplayed to the hilt with Richelieu in adaptations that turn him into the main villain. In the books, Mazarin develops something of an unfair reputation as this trope due to his foreign nationality, although he also embezzles large amounts of money and gets away with it. In the final book, Colbert takes this position, compared to the most cavalier Finance Minister Nicholas Fouquet, and uses his financial influence to turn the king against Fouquet. Subverted in that it is Colbert's policies which subsequently make the country rich, militarily powerful, and capable of waging a foreign war in which D'Artagnan finally gets to be promoted to Field Marshal, while Fouquet - likeable as he was - had been embezzling the national wealth and spending it on grandiosely ornamental but ultimately useless architecture such as the chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte or the fortifications of Belle-Isle, and it has to be said that he has richly (quite literally) earned his downfall.

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* EvilChancellor: Richelieu, and [[DirtyCoward Mazarin]]. While they both are quite loyal to France, having a King deciding things is quite unnecessary, thank you very much. This trait is overplayed to the hilt with Richelieu in [[AdaptationalVillainy adaptations that turn him into the main villain.villain]]. In the books, Mazarin develops something of an unfair reputation as this trope due to his foreign nationality, although he also embezzles large amounts of money and gets away with it. In the final book, Colbert takes this position, compared to the most cavalier Finance Minister Nicholas Fouquet, and uses his financial influence to turn the king against Fouquet. Subverted in that it is Colbert's policies which subsequently make the country rich, militarily powerful, and capable of waging a foreign war in which D'Artagnan finally gets to be promoted to Field Marshal, while Fouquet - likeable as he was - had been embezzling the national wealth and spending it on grandiosely ornamental but ultimately useless architecture such as the chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte or the fortifications of Belle-Isle, and it has to be said that he has richly (quite literally) earned his downfall.
16th Nov '16 12:27:02 PM Prfnoff
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The main antagonists are [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade Cardinal Richelieu]] and his agent, [[FemmeFatale Milady de Winter]]. D'Artagnan's LoveInterest is DistressedDamsel Madame Bonacieux, at least while he is not being seduced by Milady.

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The main antagonists are [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade Cardinal Richelieu]] UsefulNotes/CardinalRichelieu and his agent, [[FemmeFatale Milady de Winter]].Winter. D'Artagnan's LoveInterest is DistressedDamsel Madame Bonacieux, at least while he is not being seduced by Milady.



* FemmeFatale: Milady, one of literature's great villainesses. To much lesser extent, also Madame de Chevreuse.

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* FemmeFatale: Milady, Milady de Winter, one of literature's great villainesses. To much lesser extent, also Madame de Chevreuse.



* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: In the books, Richelieu is an adversary of the Musketeers, but not an actual ''villain''. In many adaptations, though, he's turned into the BigBad. The same goes for Mazarin and Colbert.
** Averted with Oliver Cromwell. While he's definitely an antagonist, he is nothing compared to the outright villain Mordaunt.

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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: HistoricalVillainUpgrade:
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In the books, Richelieu UsefulNotes/CardinalRichelieu is an adversary of the Musketeers, but not an actual ''villain''. In many adaptations, though, he's turned into the BigBad. The same goes for Mazarin and Colbert.
** Averted with Oliver Cromwell.UsefulNotes/OliverCromwell. While he's definitely an antagonist, he is nothing compared to the outright villain Mordaunt.
26th Sep '16 3:20:43 PM WoozyPounce
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* 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. Of course, the two never meet.

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* 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. Of course, the two never meet.



* TenMinuteRetirement: D'Artagnan in ''The Vicomte de Bragelonne'', twice. The first time to help reinstate Charles II of England, the second time because King Louis has imprisoned Athos in the Bastille.

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* TenMinuteRetirement: D'Artagnan in ''The Vicomte de Bragelonne'', twice. three times. The first time to help reinstate Charles II of England, the second time because King Louis has imprisoned Athos in the Bastille.Bastille, and the third time when he feels betrayed by the King after the siege of Belle-Ile.
2nd Jul '16 9:34:15 AM Zark
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* KnightsOfCerberus: Every time Mordaunt shows up in ''Twenty Years After'', things get dark.

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* KnightsOfCerberus: KnightOfCerebus: Every time Mordaunt shows up in ''Twenty Years After'', things get dark.
26th May '16 12:37:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Milady de Winter. [[spoiler: Athos attempts to warn d'Artagnan against blonde women because they all remind him of his undead wife. It doesn't work.]]
21st Feb '16 3:22:15 PM NSlayton5
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** And before that, the aside where Aramis tricks the leader of the Jesuits into naming him his successor as the leader is on his deathbed.
8th Jan '16 1:27:05 AM Thimblerig
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Milady - diabolically inspired temptress, or canny, increasingly desperate woman trying to survive (with style) after being seduced as a teenager by a dodgy priest?
8th Jan '16 1:25:40 AM Thimblerig
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* AlternativeCharacterInpretation: Milady - diabolically inspired temptress, or canny, increasingly desperate woman trying to survive (with style) after being seduced as a teenager by a dodgy priest?

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* AlternativeCharacterInpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Milady - diabolically inspired temptress, or canny, increasingly desperate woman trying to survive (with style) after being seduced as a teenager by a dodgy priest?
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