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->''"He's sharp, he's cool, he's nobody's fool, he's Albert the Fifth Musketeer!"''

''Albert the Fifth Musketeer'' is a [[TheNineties '90s]] French cartoon. It's essentially ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''Series/MacGyver''.

It takes place in early 17th century under the reign of king Louis XIII and centers on the antics of Albert de Parmagnan, [[SixthRanger a new member]] of the Royal Musketeers. While the four other musketeers (Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan) are all [[BumblingSidekick bumbling and incompetent]], Albert is [[ShorterMeansSmarter short but quick-witted and clever]], creating many inventions to get the others out of trouble and save the day by thwarting the Cardinal's {{evil plan}}s to take over the Kingdom of France.
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!!''Albert the Fifth Musketeer'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* AccordionMan: A variant. When D'Artagnan orders the other musketeers to stop while they're on a ride, they usually run into each other with their horses. Porthos usually runs the last and pushes the others forward like an accordion, with an actual accordion sound.
* AdaptationalComicRelief: Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan, from swashbuckling {{Badass}}es in Dumas' novels to {{Bumbling Sidekick}}s / {{Idiot Hero}}es / {{The Fool}}s.
* AdjectiveAnimalAlehouse: The Golden Pheasant tavern.
* AmusingInjuries
* AnachronismStew:
** Bolognese sauce, modern frying pans and umbrellas were unheard of until late 19th century.
** English people wearing bowler hats and drinking tea in early 17th century England. Tea was introduced circa 1660, at least two decades after the end of Louis XIII's reign, and the custom of afternoon tea originated in England in the 1840s. Bowler hats appeared circa 1850.
** The Eiffel Tower tends to make appearances here and there, probably to remind viewers the series takes place in Paris. But, the Eiffel Tower is built over 200 years later.
* BeardOfEvil: The Cardinal sports a grey goatee.
* BedsheetGhost: The episode "Ghost You Said".
* BerserkButton: Each time D'Artagnan sees a guard of the Cardinal, [[HighPressureEmotion his face turns red and exhales steam]].
* BigBad: Cardinal de Richelieu.
* TheBigGuy: Porthos, and his EvilCounterpart in the guards of the Cardinal.
* BigGood: Queen Anne.
* BrainsAndBrawn: Albert's plans usually work this way.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Albert, Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter tend to do this; Richelieu and Milady concerning plots or telling the viewers off for laughing, Albert to wrap-up an episode.
* CatchPhrase:
** The musketeers' legendary motto ''"All for one and one for all!"''.
** ''"[[BattleCry CHAAAARGEEEEE!]]"'' (D'Artagnan)
* ClockPunk: Some of Albert's inventions fall into this. By the way, he has always admired LeonardoDaVinci, and most of his inventions look accordingly.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Athos.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience / GoodColorsEvilColors: The musketeers and the king's guards dress in blue, the [[{{Mooks}} Cardinal's guards]] dress in red.
* CourtlyLove: The Duke of Buckingham, to the Queen.
* DaChief: Monsieur de Tréville, [[TheCaptain captain]] of the musketeers.
* DamselInDistress: Queen Anne, sometimes.
* DarkChick: Milady de Winter.
* TheDitz: Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan.
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: Porthos.
* TheDragon: Milady de Winter, to the Cardinal.
* DumbMuscle: Porthos.
* EvilChancellor: The Cardinal.
* EvilCounterpart: Each one of the five musketeers has a guard of the Cardinal with the exact same size and haircut.
* EvilLaugh: The Cardinal and Milady.
* ExpositoryThemeTune
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: The Cardinal's plans.
* FatIdiot: Porthos.
* FightingDirty: The Cardinal's guards' favourite strategy against the musketeers. It always works, until Albert kicks in.
* {{Flynning}}: The swashbuckling moments.
* {{The Fool}}s: D'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Albert has made friends with a few animals. There's Gertrude the mouse who willingly tested his model of a flying machine and her partner who lives in the walls of the workshop, Little John's cow and of course, Albert's mule who seems to be more of a partner.
** He's also quite fond of nature. One of his favourite things to do following missions is relax in a field and sniff the flowers.
* GadgeteerGenius: Albert.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: The Queen. She's made of IncorruptiblePurePureness.
* HairTriggerTemper: D'Artagnan.
* {{Hammerspace}}: Where did the small cannon and those blunderbusses that Albert uses come from? He appears to pull them out from behind his back!
* {{Historical Domain Character}}s: Louis XIII of France (the King), Anne of Austria (the Queen), Armand Jean du Plessis (aka Cardinal de Richelieu), George Villiers (1st Duke of Buckingham).
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: The Cardinal is always plotting against Louis XIII. In RealLife, he was one of the French Crown's most loyal (and ruthless) servants.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: What usually happens to Milady de Winter, and sometimes to the Cardinal.
* HonorBeforeReason: D'Artagnan.
* HopelessSuitor: The Duke of Buckingham, to the Queen.
* {{Idiot Hero}}es: Arthos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan.
* ItIsPronouncedTroPay: Albert is pronounced "Al-bear" in English, just as it is in French.
* KidnappedScientist: When the musketeers are tasked to find someone who is able to device something for the Queen, Milady kidnaps him.
* LeanAndMean: Milady, the Cardinal.
* MacGyvering: Albert's specialty.
* ManChild: King Louis XIII of France.
* MonaLisaSmile: When the Cardinal calls for Milady, he sometimes finds her [[WallpaperCamouflage camoflaged as a painting]], imitating Mona Lisa's pose.
* [[MrExposition Mrs./Mr. Exposition]]: The Queen or Monsieur de Tréville.
* MrFixit: Albert.
* TheNapoleon: Louis XIII.
* NobodyCallsMeChicken: D'Artagnan.
* NobodyHereButUsStatues: One of Milady's camoflage techniques.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Albert.
* RoyalBrat: Louis XIII.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: The Queen.
* RunningGag: Most episodes have their own running gags.
** Blackcross, the tortoise farmer.
** The town crier always getting splashed by a bucket of water whenever he calls out the time in the middle of the night, no matter if he's in the city or out in the countryside!
** Captain de Treville always being splatted by Albert's ammunition...even sometimes by his own fault.
* SaveTheDayTurnAway: Albert is type 2. He doesn't like medals, he rather likes to enjoy his victories alone in a green and flowery meadow.
* SinisterSchnoz: The Cardinal.
* TheSmartGuy: Albert.
* SmugSnake: The Cardinal.
* SpyCatsuit: Milady dons a Spy ''Mousesuit'' sometimes.
* SteampunkGadgeteers: Albert, sometimes.
* {{Swashbuckler}}
* TooImportantToWalk: The Queen uses a litter sometimes.
* TrapDoor: The Cardinal often calls for Milady this way, and disposes of her this way once his orders are given.
* TotemPoleTrench: Albert and Little John use this to get past one of the Cardinal's Guards in 'The King's Complex'.
* VillainousBreakdown: The Cardinal is subject to these.
* WeakButSkilled: Albert.
* WeaponOfChoice: Albert's [[{{BFG}} musket]]. He loads it with various sorts of projectiles, the most famous being spaghetti with Bolognese sauce. He can also use it as a GrapplingHookPistol.
* WheelOFeet: Happens regularly.
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