History YMMV / Stravaganza

14th Mar '14 5:01:14 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* MagnificentBastard (Niccolo di Chimici. Silvia, the Duchessa of Belleza in book one, also qualifies as a female, protagonist version.)

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* MagnificentBastard (Niccolo MagnificentBastard: Niccolo di Chimici. Silvia, the Duchessa of Belleza in book one, also qualifies as a female, protagonist version.)



* TearJerker ([[spoiler:Lucien's Earth death in the first book - and the funeral - and Rodolfo's visit.]])

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* TearJerker ([[spoiler:Lucien's TearJerker: [[spoiler:Lucien's Earth death in the first book - and the funeral - and Rodolfo's visit.]])]]



* TheWoobie Many members of the cast qualify from time to time, but Guido from the first book deserves mention. He's hired to murder the beloved Duchessa of Belezza, a figure who is practically worshipped by the people as a demigoddess. Why is he committing this act of treason? Because [[IllGirl his father is deathly ill]] and [[TheGamblingAddict his brother]] squandered the family fortunes, so [[ImpoverishedPatrician there's no money for medicine]]. Worse yet, Guido [[spoiler: loses his nerve when confronted with the Duchessa and can't bring himself to kill her;]] he's spotted with the knife, tackled, and thrown into the equivalent of the Doge's dungeons. Ashamed and resolved to his death, he throws himself at [[spoiler: the Duchessa's]] feet and [[ForgivenessRequiresDeath begs her forgiveness before he dies]]. [[spoiler: Silvia spares his life because he's so repentant and apprentices him to two of her former lovers ... after telling them that Guido tried and failed to kill her. [[TheAtoner Guido spends the rest of the books tailing Silvia and being her bodyguard/manservant.]] ]]

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* TheWoobie Many members of the cast qualify from time to time, but Guido from the first book deserves mention. He's hired to murder the beloved Duchessa of Belezza, a figure who is practically worshipped worshiped by the people as a demigoddess. Why is he committing this act of treason? Because [[IllGirl his father is deathly ill]] and [[TheGamblingAddict his brother]] squandered the family fortunes, so [[ImpoverishedPatrician there's no money for medicine]]. Worse yet, Guido [[spoiler: loses his nerve when confronted with the Duchessa and can't bring himself to kill her;]] he's spotted with the knife, tackled, and thrown into the equivalent of the Doge's dungeons. Ashamed and resolved to his death, he throws himself at [[spoiler: the Duchessa's]] feet and [[ForgivenessRequiresDeath begs her forgiveness before he dies]]. [[spoiler: Silvia spares his life because he's so repentant and apprentices him to two of her former lovers ... after telling them that Guido tried and failed to kill her. [[TheAtoner Guido spends the rest of the books tailing Silvia and being her bodyguard/manservant.]] ]]
2nd Sep '12 11:48:48 AM Steerpike13713
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** He's explicitly stated to have been an '80s star, and considering Sky's probable year of birth, it would have been likely even so. It's still silly by modern standards, admittedly.
16th Apr '11 8:03:40 AM Volpino
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** I suspect this is a reference to the Greenpeace Ship [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Warrior_%281955%29 of the same name]], which was famously bombed by the French Intelligence Service. It caused quite an outrage, and has been referenced by a lot of real musicians.
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