''Chlorophylle'' is a [[FrancoBelgianComics Belgian comic series]] created by Creator/RaymondMacherot in 1953 and published in the [[AnthologyComic comic magazine]] ''Tintin'' until 1971.

The hero Chlorophylle is a dormouse living in an European countryside and fighting his ArchNemesis Anthracite the [[YouDirtyRat Black Rat]].

In the middle of the series Chlorophylle discovers Coquefredouille, a Mediterranean-style island with a MouseWorld full of {{Civilized Animal}}s. He deals with predators and [[AristocratsAreEvil evil nobles]] before returning home.

The Coquefredouille arc would serve as a basis for an other Macherot (abrogate, then praised) series, ''Chaminou''.

The series continued after him with other authors, such as [[ComicBook/AchilleTalon Greg]], [[ComicBook/{{Cubitus}} Dupa]] and [[ComicBook/LeonardLeGenie Bob de Groot]].

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!!''Chlorophylle'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* TheAlcatraz: Shark Island, where, despite being TunnelKing, it took more to Anthracite to manage GreatEscape, like a subversion of a SleepingDummy where he was hidden ''in'' the dummy.
* AmbiguousGender: It was unclear in the first issues if Torpille la Loutre (Torpedo the Otter) is male or female. As ''loutre'' is a feminine noun, Torpille is often referred as a "she" but lacks feminine characteristics such as [[TertiarySexualCharacteristics eyelashes]]. From ''la Revanche d'Anthracite'', Torpille is clearly female.
* AnthropomorphicShift: From [[LargelyNormalAnimal Val Tranquille]] to [[CivilizedAnimal Coquefredouille]].
* AristocratsAreEvil: Duke Bihoreau de Bellerente.
* BigBad: Anthracite.
* TheBigGuy: Torpille.
* BombThrowingAnarchists: So Zizanion seems to be... and Macherot himself for those who didn't really read the story.
* CarnivoreConfusion
* CatsAreMean: Célimène.
* EarNotch: Anthracite.
* FurryReminder: Predator animals are OK in nature. Their existence in a [[CivilizedAnimal Civilized Animals]] world is a [[ImAHumanitarian big hit]].
* GoodAngelBadAngel: Minimum's good angel appears sometimes. Anthracite's too... but obviously he's not in good form.
* GoodIsNotNice: Doctor Batrapoulos.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Anthracite tried to get rid of Chlorophylle by tiding him up to a firecracker rocket. But he got himself caught on the rocket and couldn't [[NotQuiteDead apparently]] jump before it explodes.
* HumansAreBastards: they have this vicious tendency to create a lot of things dangerous to animals.
* InspectorLestrade: Commissaire Bouclette.
* IntrepidReporter: Chlorophylle and Minimum in ''Zizanion le terrible''.
* MoralGuardians: Easy to meet in [[TheFifties the 50's]]. They complained that Macherot depicted, in stories for children, terrorist attacks on a King, fun presumably made of labor unions, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking a woman wearing hair curlers]].
* NiceMice
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: the viper is willing to trade Chlorophylle with Anthracite against ten other mice, knowing how much Anthracite values his enemy. [[PragmaticVillainy Anthracite doesn't trust him.]]
* {{Sidekick}}: Minimum.
* SwarmOfRats: the black rats invade Val Tranquille (the Quiet Vale) after they've been chased away from an old mill.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Escalope and Fricandeau. [[HeterosexualLifePartners Chlorophylle and Minimum]], as well.
* VillainEpisode: ''Zizanion le Terrible'' has the eponymous villain hog all the screen time.
* WhamEpisode: ''les Croquillards''.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Anthracite to his X-8 spy.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: The last way Escalope and Fricandeau can be useful to Anthracite is by being killed by him so he becomes the hero and savior.

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