!![[Literature/LesMiserables The novel]]
* AdaptationSequence: Novel —> Musical —> 2012 Film
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The book was extremely popular among Confederate soldiers during UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar, who identified with Enjolras' rebels and called themselves "Lee's Miserables."
* TropeNamers:
** InspectorJavert

!![[Theatre/LesMiserables The musical adaptation]]
* AllStarCast:
** The ''entire point'' of the 10th Anniversary Concert, which didn't have a principal cast member who wasn't a Broadway and/or West End luminary and/or have a major role in the show at some point including Colm Wilkinson, Philip Quast, Michael Ball, Lea Salonga, Ruthie Henshall, Michael Maguire, and Judy Kuhn.
** The 25th Anniversary Concert followed suit; even Music/NickJonas, more famous as a pop singer, had at one point played Gavroche on Broadway.
* ColbertBump:
** "I Dreamed a Dream" received major publicity after Susan Boyle's famous performance on ''Series/BritainsGotTalent''.
** "On My Own" and "I Dreamed a Dream" have both been featured on ''Series/{{Glee}}''.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Fantine in the 25th Anniversary is portrayed by Lea Salonga, also known as the singing voice of [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Princess Jasmine]] and Disney/{{Mulan}}.
** Lea Salonga was also Eponine in the 10th Anniversary of the show.
** Saara Lehtonen, who was one of two 2013TampereenTeatteri!Éponines, voiced [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic G4/FIM!Pinkie Pie]], WesternAnimation/{{Dora|TheExplorer}}, WesternAnimation/{{Mona|TheVampire}}, [[Recap/AngelinaBallerinaTheNextSteps TheNextSteps!Gracie]], [[Franchise/LegendsOfChima Eris]] and [[Anime/MetalFightBeyblade Madoka Amano]].
* LifeImitatesArt: French citizens submitted a [[SeriousBusiness serious petition]] to have "Do You Hear The People Sing?", the martial revolutionary song (quoted) that you are [[ChorusOnlySong most likely to remember]] from the musical, nominated as a second National Anthem of France, alongside ''La Marseillaise''.
** "Do You Hear The People Sing?" has also been used in connection with the Occupy Movement and other protest movements.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Actors Jason Forbach and Joseph Spieldenner met while playing Feuilly and Grantaire on the 25th anniversary US tour. Forbach soon took over as Enjolras, and the two played the famously HoYay-tastic pair until the tour ended in 2013, and got engaged at the end of that year.
* StarMakingRole: This show made Michael Ball and Frances Ruffelle household names, and turned Rebecca Caine into a darling of the theatre world.
* ToughActToFollow: How do you ensure that this trope never applies to you? By writing a musical so good, so famous, and so beloved that its mere existence allows you to write whatever else you damn well please. This is that musical. (In Schonberg and Boublil's case, "whatever else you damn well please" was ''MissSaigon'', a critical and popular smash hit still known and beloved by most musical theatre fans. Go figure.)

!!Other adaptations
* AdaptationOverdosed: Over 60 movies, a musical, at least 5 different stage plays, about a dozen audiobooks, three comic books (one of them with the Duck family!), a spectacle son et lumière and two computer games (a point-and-click-adventure of the same name and the extremely weird beat-'em-up ''Arm Joe'').
* AdaptationSequence: The '52 movie calls itself a remake of the '35 movie. Then they made a radio play out of the '52 movie.
* CastTheExpert: According to the DVD booklet, the extras who played the convicts in the 1935 movie were recruited from a nearby prison.
* DisownedAdaptation: Victor Hugo's heirs went to court against François Ceresa's sequels. [[http://www.reuters.com/article/2008/12/19/us-books-miserables-idUSTRE4BI6FV20081219 They lost.]]
* {{Fanon}}:
** Especially with first names of characters that never get one in the novel.
*** One fanfic writer started calling Enjolras "Marcelin" and this has become the most often used first name for him.
*** Javert is often said to simply not having been given a first name. A popular joke also is that his first name is "Inspector".
** Characters misremembering Valjean's name will always think he's called "Jacques Valjacques".
** The novel mentions that Javert's mother is a fortune teller; in fanon, she (and thus also Javert) is [[{{UsefulNotes/Romani}} Roma]].
*** Actually, it says Javert had ''une inexprimable haine pour cette race de bohèmes dont il était'' ("an inexplicable hatred for that race of ''bohèmes'' of [[YouAreWhatYouHate which he was one]]"). ''Bohèmes'' could be "bohemians", as in tramps/vagabonds, but really ''bohemiens'' would be better for that purpose; ''bohèmes'' almost certainly means "gypsies."
*** Susan Kay's novel ''Phantom'' (which as the title would suggest is a ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' spin-off giving the character a back story as well as a first-person narrative of events) includes [[ShoutOut a minor character named Javert]], who runs a freak show carnival Erik temporarily joins as a youth.
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Among the 17 Valjeans in the 10th Anniversary concert you might spot Takeshi Kaga of IronChef fame.
** In the 1998 film, [[Film/ThePhantomMenace Qui-Gon Jinn]] is Jean Valjean and [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Barbossa]] is Inspector Javert. Also [[Film/KillBill The Bride]] is Fantine, with [[MySoCalledLife Angela Chase]] as Cosette.
** In the 2012 film, [[Film/{{X-Men}} Wolverine]] is Jean Valjean, [[Film/ThePrincessDiaries Mia Thermopolis]] is Fantine, [[{{Gladiator}} Maximus Decimus Meridius]] is Inspector Javert, [[Film/MeanGirls Karen Smith]] is Cosette, [[Film/MyWeekWithMarilyn Colin Clark]] is Marius, [[Film/HarryPotter Bellatrix Lestrange]] and [[{{Borat}} Borat Sagdiyev]] are the Thénardiers, and [[GossipGirl William Vanderbilt III]] is Enjolras.
*** The 2012 film also included Colm Wilkinson, the original Jean Valjean on the London stage, cameo as the Bishop.
* StillbornFranchise: One very early Japanese adaptation had to be abandoned after only two of the planned four parts were made.

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