History YMMV / TheScarletPimpernel

22nd Jun '16 5:48:43 AM john_e
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* EvilIsSexy: One female viewer wrote to the ''Magazine/RadioTimes'' regarding the 1997 series, asking if she was the only one to find Martin Shaw's Chauvelin far more attractive than Richard E. Grant's Sir Percy.
4th May '15 2:13:18 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Literally in the 1934 film. The film unaccountably bungles the trick related in the first chapter of the novel, in which the Pimpernel rescues a good twenty ''aristos'' at one time by [[spoiler: disguising them as troops pursuing escaping aristocrats]]; in the film, the entire League rescues only ''three''.
29th Aug '13 9:53:30 PM Abodos
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* ItWasHisSled: The dramatic revelation, two-thirds of the way through, that the demmed idiot Sir Percy Blakeney is the Scarlet Pimpernel.

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* ItWasHisSled: The dramatic revelation, two-thirds of the way through, that the demmed idiot Sir Percy Blakeney is the Scarlet Pimpernel.Pimpernel, to the point that ''no'' adaptations try to hide this.
1st Jul '13 7:47:20 PM TVRulezAgain
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--->''"He told me that our best chance of safety lay in making ourselves feared. [[{{Batman}} To superstitious, half-educated people, the mysterious device ... would reduce many to a state of fear.]]"''

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--->''"He told me that our best chance of safety lay in making ourselves feared. [[{{Batman}} [[Franchise/{{Batman}} To superstitious, half-educated people, the mysterious device ... would reduce many to a state of fear.]]"''
21st May '13 11:42:21 PM BondGirl
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* TheWoobie: The [[Series/TheScarletPimpernel 1999 TV version]] has Tony Dewhurst, played by Creator/JamieBamber in the middle of the [[Series/{{Hornblower}} Professional Woobie stage of his career]]. Such a [[TheCutie Cutie]] and killed off so quickly. TVTropes send the guy a hug.

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* TheWoobie: The [[Series/TheScarletPimpernel 1999 TV version]] has Tony Dewhurst, played by Creator/JamieBamber in the middle of the [[Series/{{Hornblower}} Professional Woobie stage of his career]]. Such a [[TheCutie Cutie]] and killed off so quickly.quickly, becoming the first of ''many'' of Bamber's characters to bite the dust (adding insult to injury is that Dewhurst did ''not'' die in the books the series is based on). TVTropes send the guy a hug.
15th May '13 4:36:45 PM XFllo
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%%CompleteMonster needs to be discussed first before adding in Special Efforts thread.
15th May '13 4:34:49 PM XFllo
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* CompleteMonster: Collot d'Herbois, Robespierre.



** ''Sir Percy Hits Back'' reveals that Chauvelin has an 18-year-old daughter. Count how many adaptations [[PromotedToLoveInterest make him an ex-suitor or love interest]] for the [[MayDecemberRomance 25-year-old Marguerite.]] [[hottip:*:Not a lot of hindsight is even required here, since almost the first thing the original novel says about him (even before the first "fox-like") is that he's "nearer forty than thirty."]]

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** ''Sir Percy Hits Back'' reveals that Chauvelin has an 18-year-old daughter. Count how many adaptations [[PromotedToLoveInterest make him an ex-suitor or love interest]] for the [[MayDecemberRomance 25-year-old Marguerite.]] [[hottip:*:Not Not a lot of hindsight is even required here, since almost the first thing the original novel says about him (even before the first "fox-like") is that he's "nearer forty than thirty."]]thirty".



--->He told me that our best chance of safety lay in making ourselves feared. [[{{Batman}} To superstitious, half-educated people, the mysterious device ... would reduce many to a state of fear.]]

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--->He --->''"He told me that our best chance of safety lay in making ourselves feared. [[{{Batman}} To superstitious, half-educated people, the mysterious device ... would reduce many to a state of fear.]]
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* TheWoobie: The [[Series/TheScarletPimpernel 1999 TV version]] has Tony Dewhurst, played by Jamie Bamber in the middle of the [[Series/{{Hornblower}} Professional Woobie stage of his career]].

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* TheWoobie: The [[Series/TheScarletPimpernel 1999 TV version]] has Tony Dewhurst, played by Jamie Bamber Creator/JamieBamber in the middle of the [[Series/{{Hornblower}} Professional Woobie stage of his career]].career]]. Such a [[TheCutie Cutie]] and killed off so quickly. TVTropes send the guy a hug.
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13th May '12 6:50:39 PM PaulA
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* FoeYay: Chauvelin and Sir Percy, the man who haunts "his daydreams and his sleepless nights."
11th Mar '12 6:43:03 PM Lamiaceae
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* ProtagonistTitleFallacy: Poor Marguerite...
15th Nov '11 1:56:54 PM OldManHoOh
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* CompleteMonster: Collot d'Herbois, Robespierre.
* IronWoobie: Lady Marguerite Blakeney.
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