Anime / The Three Musketeers

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The Three Musketeers (アニメ三銃士 Anime Sanjūshi) is a 1987 Japanese animated television series based on the d'Artagnan's adventures written by Alexandre Dumas.

A feature film sequel, Anime Sanjūshi: Aramis no Bōken, was released in 1989.

The show follows the main plot of the book, however, several changes have been made. Notably, Constance is Bonacieux's daughter, not wife, this is a kid show after all. The action occurs in the matter of months instead of years, exemplified with the Man in the Iron Mask storyline taking place much earlier than in Dumas' timeline.

Obviously, most of the tropes applicable to the first book can apply to this series.


This show contains examples of:

  • '80s Hair: Inevitable since it was made in 1987.
  • All for Nothing: When Athos and Rochefort are imprisoned together, they're picking on the stone walls with a dagger so the stones can moved and allow them to escape. They just finished when the jailer has both of them transfer to another cell. The look on Athos and Rocherfort's faces was simply priceless. However, Jean was locked in this cell and found the stones could be moved so it wasn't completely for nothing.
  • Ascended Fanboy: d'Artagnan becomes an actual musketeers after having dreamt of it.
  • The Alleged Steed: d'Artagnan's yellow horse, which he keeps for a big part of the story.
  • All Just a Dream: D'Artagnan realize his dream of becoming a musketeer. He also get to smooch Constance. Then he wake up and found out it just a dream. He becomes a musketeer for real later.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: When d'Artagnan tries to kiss Constance without her consent, she will slap him in the face.
  • Badass Creed: "All for one and one for all!"
  • Barefoot Poverty: Jean.
  • Barehanded Blade Block: Iron Mask catches a mook's sword with with his hands.
  • Beard of Evil: Subverted; Richelieu and Rochefort have a goatee, but other characters too, notably Tréville, as it was common at the time.
    • Played straight with Manson.
  • The Beastmaster: Milady control any animals with her whistle and make them do her bidding. She also has a parrot who spy on the Queen. However, she treats her pet monkey Pepe as a friend rather than a tool.
  • Beauty Mark: Milday has one under her right eye.
  • Big Bad: Milady and Iron Mask.
  • Big Damn Heroes: The three musketeers come to d'Artagnan's rescue twice in the same day. First from Rochefort, then later from Milady.
  • The Blade Always Lands Pointy End In: All blades land with the pointy end on the ground first. Even an executioner's axe.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: After capturing d'Artagnan, you think Iron Mask and his cronies will kill him right away, since the lad has been such nuisance to their plans? No! Let's tie him up! Predictably, d'Artagnan find a way to escape from his bonds and proceed to wreck havoc on the fort.
  • Boring Return Journey: Averted. After going to England to retrieve the Queen's necklace from the Duke of Buckingham, d'Artagnan's return to France was far from peaceful. Milady was constantly after him, the necklace was almost lost, a storm nearly sank his ship, Rochefort ambushed him and his horse collapsed from exhausting.
  • Both Sides Have a Point: D'Artagnan argue that Iron Mask is a brigand that must be brought to justice, even if he steal to give to the poor. However, Mr. Bonacieux and Jean don't entirely see it as a bad thing, since the royal government is extremely rich and do nothing for the poor.
  • Bound and Gagged: Constance is bounded and gagged many times as part of her Damsel in Distress status.
  • Cannon Fodder: When the French Navy gain a foothold on Iron Mask's fort, the villain tells his men to defend the keep fiercely and they will prevail. Little they know Iron Mask is using them as decoys while he and Milady quietly make their escape.
  • Co-Dragons: Iron Mask has Milady and Manson.
  • Convenient Coma: Constance fall into a coma after being hit by an explosion.
  • Cool Horse: D'Artagnan's horse is very loyal to him. He can even fish!
  • Country Mouse: D'Artagnan was one at first. After moving to Paris, he never saw so many people and was very ignorant of how things work in big cities.
  • Crash-Into Hello: D'Artagnan accidentally bump into Constance while riding his horse. Luckily, the girl was unhurt. D'Artagnan is smitten by her beauty and ask her out, but Constance rebuff him.
  • Crazy-Prepared: When d'Artagnan disarmed the Iron Mask, he demand that he remove his mask. Iron Mask obliged, only to trigger a mechanism on his mask that shoot darts from his mouth, catching D'Artagnan off guard.
  • Curiosity Is a Crapshoot: A bad one for d'Artagnan. After disarming Iron Mask, he wants to know who is the mysterious man behind the mask. Iron Mask feigned removing his mask and fire darts out of his mouth, disarming d'Artagnan.
  • Damsel in Distress: Constance need rescuing from d'Artagnan more than once.
  • Darkest Hour:
    • The King has secretly been replaced by his twin brother. The real king has an unremovable mask stuck on his face and everyone think he's Iron Mask. He awaits his execution. Milady and Mason are now the false king's advisors. Mr. Bonacieux is still missing. The Queen and Constance are forcibly assigned to residence. Richelieu is imprisoned for corruption. Treville, Athos and Porthos resign from the company of musketeers, but Aramis betray their friends by taking Treville's position. D'Artagnan and Jean are forced to leave their home as Iron Mask try to eliminate them.
    • Iron Mask is about to be beheaded while no one knows he's really King XIII under the mask. Athos and Rochefort who were suppose to provide a distraction are locked in a cell. Jean was caught while trying to free the Queen.
  • Death by Materialism: When it's only a matter of time before the fort is taken by the French army, Iron Mask and Milady make their escape while they tell their men to fight to the end. Before leaving, Iron Mask and Milady take the time to gather as much loot they can carry. This prove to be fatal mistake, d'Artagnan is able to caught up with them, which eventually lead to their deaths.
  • Death Faked for You: In trying to shake off d'Artagnan's pursuers, the Three Musketeers stage a highly publicized funeral for d'Artagnan with a real priest and an empty coffin. It's convincing enough to throw off Rochefort, Constance and Jean. Milday isn't fool however and she resume her pursuit.
  • Death Trap: Milady set d'Artagnan and Constance to die, by drowning and fire respectively. They both eventually made it out safely.
  • Determinator:
    • After Constance see no sign of d'Artagnan or the Three Musketeers, she decides continue their mission and goes to England herself to retrieve the Queen's necklace. Luckily for her, d'Artagnan show up at the last minute and he goes to England in her place.
    • On her mission to prevent d'Artagnan to return with Queen's necklace, Milady never gave up and came with many different ways to stop him.
  • Disappeared Dad : Jean's father died in the war when he was still very young.
  • Distress Ball: Constance and Jean can't seem to stay out of trouble and are captured more than once.
  • Disney Villain Death: How Manson meet his end while fighting Aramis.
  • Domino Mask: Milady wears one to prevent people from recognizing her. Like her distinctive green hair wasn't a giveaway. One time, her pet monkey also wore a small cute little domino mask.
  • The Dragon: Richelieu has two, Milady and Rochefort.
  • Dying Alone: Milady is all alone when she's about to meet her end. She prays to God for forgiveness while waiting.
  • Easily Forgiven: When it's revealed that d'Artagnan spared Milady's life and lied about her death, he isn't punished or thrown out of the musketeers.
  • Easy Amnesia: After an explosion, Constance fell in a coma. Once she wakes out, she loses her memory.
  • Elite Army: The King's Musketeers.
  • Enemy Mine: Richelieu and Rochefort get stuck in jail during the Iron Mask arc and Athos helps them break out in order to prevent King Louis XIII from being beheaded. Richelieu even Took a Level in Badass by bashing the guards with a book, commenting that he's upset that they are bungling fools. Later, the Musketeers and the Cardinal Guards join forces to defeat Iron Mask.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even with all his immorality, manipulations and ruthlessness, Richelieu will never overthrow Louis XIII. He will always remain loyal toward the King and only wish to influence and steer him toward his vision of things.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Prince Philippe is willing to imprison his twin brother, King Louis XIII, and even strap him an iron mask on his face forever. However, he refuse to execute him, because in his mind, a brother must kill another brother. When he learns that Iron Mask was behind his kidnapping and Milady manipulated him, he's willing to face his brother's judgment, whatever it may be.
  • Everything Is Better With Monkeys: Milady's pet monkey, Pepe. He also wear a small centurion helm.
  • Evil Chancellor: Richelieu, the Prime Minister.
  • Evil-Detecting Dog: Inverted with Milady's pet monkey, Pepe. It can detect our heroes in the vicinity, even when they are well hidden.
  • Evil Laugh: Iron Mask, Milady and Manson have a good evil laugh when doing evil things.
  • Fake Aristocrat: Charlotte was revealed to be a fake noblewoman. In her youth, she was a poor commoner arrested for being Protestant and placed in a convent. Years later, Richelieu gives her a new identity and she receives special training from Rochefort. Charlotte was to become the King's newest bride so he would divorce Queen Anne as part of Richelieu's schemes.
  • Faking the Dead:
    • While in jail, Milady take a poison that make it look that she died. The guards find her and dump her body in the water. However, before they could, Pepe secretly gave her the antidote. After the guards left, Milady resurface from the water and continue her mission.
    • Milady after d'Artagnan "executes" her for murdering the Duke of Buckingham by cutting her hair and declaring her legally dead since the show is supposed to be more kid-friendly than the book.
  • A Father to His Men: Monsieur de Tréville.
  • Five-Man Band: Just like in the novel:
  • Freudian Excuse: Milady hates English royalty and English aristocrats because of her mistreatment of them in her younger years.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Milady was nothing more than a servant living a harsh life in a convent. Then, she has found love in a young monk who wish to lead a life free of duties and devotion. They ran away only to be caught not longer after. The boy was sent to another convent and Milady was branded a witch for seducing a monk. Hated and rejected by all, Milady then turned into a cunning spy and ruthless assassin. She sold her services to the higher bidder of all across Europe. When reaching the other half of the series, Milady is one of co-conspirators who are taking over France.
  • Gender Flip: Aramis is a woman in this adaptation.
  • Genre Blindness:
    • Every time the Queen speak privately with her entourage, her parrot leaves its cage and return later on its own. The bird is a spy and was a gift from Richelieu, you know, the guy who continually plot her downfall. You think the Queen would have become suspicious of the parrot, especially when the Cardinal start uncovering all of her secrets.
    • When sailing back to France, d'Artagnan's horse become very agitated as it has spotted Pepe on the ship. D'Artagnan think his horse is just being stubborn and fail to notice that something is amidst.
  • Gilded Cage: Prince Philippe lived in one for most of his life. He was assigned to a luxury residence with tutors and was forbidden from ever leaving. This changed when Iron Mask murdered his tutors and captured him.
  • Gold Fish Poop Gang: Rochefort's track record is just terrible. The many failures he accumulate since crossing paths with d'Artagnan is staggering. Rochefort's right-hand man, Jussac, isn't any better as he hasn't done anything victorious of note.
  • The Guards Must Be Crazy:
    • When a falcon has taken the Duke's diamonds, d'Artagnan chase after it. The Duke's guards simply stand still and do nothing.
    • When Milady is arrested, the guards don't search her and they let her keep her pet monkey. Unsurprisingly, she take advantage of this to escape.
    • One of Iron Mask's goon is on patrol at their home base. He surprised d'Artagnan and Porthos who feigned being part of Iron Mask's gang. The mook share his meal with the duo and is puzzled as to why he never saw them before. Seeing that their cover is about to be blown, the musketeers jump on him.
  • Hates Being Touched: Manson hates to be touched because of an injury he sustained when he was younger.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Kopi the parrot serves Milady, but after he is caught by d'Artagnan, he switches sides.
  • Hidden Eyes: Jean's eyes were once hidden, while he reminiscence about his missing mother.
  • Honor Before Reason: D'Artagnan will not fight dishonorably, especially against Milady. Unfortunately for him, Milady is quite the opposite.
  • Hypno Pendulum: Milday hypnotize her victims with the help of her... pet monkey who's swinging its tail back and forth.
  • Hypnotic Eyes: Milady can hypnotize people with her eyes. Oddly, she sometime rely on Pepe for hypnosis rather than doing it herself.
  • Idiot Ball:
    • The Duke of Buckingham was held at gunpoint by Milady and they engage in a banter when he notice her English accent. Months later, he's dancing with her at the Louvre and somehow he fail to recognize her face and voice. She was also wearing the same mask as last time and she has the same damn green hair as before for crying out loud!
    • D'Artagnan retake the stolen diamonds from Milady. Rather than arresting her or having the Duke's guards arrest her, he let her go free. Unsurprisingly, this will cause a lot more trouble for him later.
    • After two failed assassinations attempts on d'Artagnan and Constance's lives, you expect our heroes to be more on their guard. No, they don't take any precautions and Milady is on to them once more.
    • An actress has all new jewels stitched on her robe while she wear fake jewels as a trick to throw off would-be robbers. However, she confined her secret to Milady and her robe is stolen.
  • I Have No Son: Jean believe that a new nobleman in the King's court, Charlotte, is his mother. However, Charlotte denies that Jean is her son as she claim that she's unmarried and never bore children before. As it turns out, Charlotte lied and admitted she did had a child, but it wasn't Jean. She just happened to resemble Jean's mother greatly.
  • Just Like Robin Hood: Iron Mask has a Robin Hood-like reputation among the poor in France, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. However, he doesn't really care about the poor. This is merely a ploy to gain popular support in order to overthrow the King.
  • Karma Houdini: The thief that pickpocketed d'Artagnan's gold pouch during the first episode. He never got caught and no one ever see him again.
  • Killed Off for Real: Buckingham, because Milady tricked him into letting his guard down.
  • Knife Nut: Milady is very proficient with daggers.
  • Large and in Charge: Iron Mask is the leader of his gang and easily the tallest of them all.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Richelieu order all the boats in port to prevent d'Artagnan from going to England. Later in England, the Duke of Buckingham do the same to prevent Milday from leaving the country.
  • Latex Perfection: Milady uses a flawless mask to disguise herself as an old woman so she can kidnap Constance.
  • Leitmotif: Milady has one. It's a violin and it has an unsettling melody to it.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Iron Mask is strong, fast and agile. He can break down doors with just one karate chop. He can leap high into the air and land gently on his feet.
  • Longing Look: The Duke of Buckingham couldn't stop starting intensively at his old flame, Queen Anne while she was dancing with King Louis XIII.
  • Loophole Abuse: When d'Artagnan is returning from England, Rochefort and his men prepare an ambush for him. Knowing this, the three musketeers ask Treville's permission to rescue d'Artagnan. However, Treville refuse the request, as all musketeers must guard the King for tonight's ballroom. The three musketeers are upset, but Treville assign them to guard duty at St. Denis, which happen to be where the ambush will take place.
  • Love at First Sight: D'Artagnan falls in love with Constance after seeing her for the first time.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: The Duke of Buckingham is infatuated with his old flame, Queen Anne. He takes several risks to himself and endanger the Queen's reputation in the process.
  • Make Way for the New Villains: Later in the series, Iron Mask and Manson replace Richelieu and Rochefort as the new bad guys. The latter two are still around and plotting however.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: Who else? The Iron Mask of course.
  • Master Swordsman: D'Artagnan, the three musketeers and Iron Mask are all highly skilled swordsmen.
  • Missing Mom:
    • Jean is looking for his mother throughout the series. He'll reunite with her in the movie.
    • Constance mentioned that her mother died of a disease when she was young.
  • Mook Chivalry: Played straight as Iron Mask's goons will gang up on d'Artagnan, but only one will fight him at a time. When they do attack all at once, d'Artagnan is simply too powerful for them.
  • Mooks:
    • The Cardinal's guards.
    • All of Iron Man's goons wear the same uniform and mask. Interestingly, a flashback showed Manson starting as a mook before becoming one of the Co-Dragons.
  • Mugged for Disguise / Dressing as the Enemy: D'Artagnan and Porthos infiltrate Iron Mask's fort by taking the uniforms of two mooks they just beat up. The uniforms fit them perfectly. Later, they deliver a meal to Prince Philippe and Porthos pose as a cook. Somehow, none of the guards notice that the cook is a different person. It's only when the real guard in charge of meal deliveries start asking questions that their cover are blown.
  • Naïve Newcomer: D'Artagnan is completely clueless of how things work in Paris. On his grandfather's advice, he is to seek Captain Treville or Cardinal Richelieu in case he needed help. Therefore, he barged in Richelieu's residence in the middle of the night and demanded to see him. When that didn't work, he wanted to enlist in the musketeers with no letter of recommendation.
  • Never Found the Body: At the end of the series, Iron Mask is presumed dead as his mask is found on the shoreline of the ruined fort. His body was never found.
  • The Nose Knows: Rossinante, d'Artagnan's horse, has an incredible sense of smell and can track better than dogs.
  • One-Man Army:
    • Iron Mask faced off against several of the Cardinals' guards and came out unscathed. And he didn't even drew his sword once. Another time, he could hold off an entire battalion of the King's guards and shoved them on the ground with a single push.
    • D'Artagnan is capable of fighting off an army of mooks and come out unharmed.
  • Parental Abandonment: Milady never met her parents. His father refused to marry her mother when she gave birth to her. Shortly after, her mother gave her up to a convent and she never saw her ever again.
  • The Peeping Tom: Jean becomes one when he spies on Aramis having a bath. He accidentally found out he's woman.
  • Precision-Guided Boomerang: Jean has a boomrang for a weapon, despite the era being 17th century France.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Treville is a strict musketeer captain. However, when honor is at stake or the Queen's prestige is in jeopardy, he can be understandable and let some things slide.
  • Red Herring: Athos suspect that Manson and Iron Mask are working together. However, news come that Manson has been robbed by Iron Mask, so the musketeers abandon this lead. The robbery was a part of the Iron Mask's plan as he and Manson really are working together
  • Redemption Equals Death: At the end of the series, Milady stays behind with barrels of explosives ready to blow-up rather than running away with Iron Mask. She urges D'Artagnan to escapes and warn everyone of the danger. Milady explained she's tired of all the constant scheming and evil. No doubt D'Artagnan sparing her life earlier in the series caused her change of heart.
  • Revenge:
    • Milady hates to lose. She tried to kill d'Artagnan for foiling her plans. She also tried to kill Jean because the boy stopped her shot from killing the King. While all these attempts failed, she did succeed in killing the Duke of Buckingham for imprisoning her.
    • Aramis want Manson's head for killing her finance.
  • Reverse Mole: Aramis becomes this once she realize Manson is her fiancé’s murderer. She joins the enemy to gather intelligence and serve her friends secretly. Only Athos suspects that she hasn't betrayed them.
  • Riddle for the Ages: Who was Iron Mask's real identity?
  • Rule of Three:
    • After d'Artagnan death has been faked, three groups of people see the priest in charge of the funeral at three different times of the day: Rochefort first, Constance and Jean second, with Milday third.
    • Milday try to get revenge on d'Artagnan with three assassination attempts. All three failed.
    • Three persons discover that Aramis is a woman: Jean, Manson and d'Artagnan.
    • During the course of the series, Iron Mask is disarmed three times in a sword duel: by d'Artagnan, Aramis and d'Artagnan again.
  • Running Gag:
    • D'Artagnan's many failed attempts to kiss Constance because of one reason or another. They do kiss in the opening title however.
    • Aramis being secretly a girl, she occasionally tend to her natural beauty. Not knowing this, d'Artagnan sometime barge into her room uninvited and get something thrown at his face by Aramis.
    • D'Artagnan oversleeping and is late for an important event.
    • In a convent, an unnamed nun keep running into men (either d'Artagnan and M. Bonacieux). After freaking out, she hysterically calls the head nun to investigate only for the men to disappear. Finding no men, the head nun chastise the nun for daydreaming.
  • Samus Is a Girl: It's revealed at some point that in actuality, Aramis is a girl in disguise.
  • Schizo Tech: A submarine made out of wood and running on Bamboo Technology definitely qualifies.
  • Secret Keeper: Treville knows that Aramis is a woman and has agreed not to share the secret to anyone Jean also found out and promise to keep it secret.
  • Separated at Birth: Unbeknownst to King Louis XIII, he has a twin brother named Prince Philippe. The Prince has been living in a small village, completely isolated from the rest of the world. Six years before the start of the series, he was kidnapped and sequestered in a miserable cell by Iron Mask, forced to wear a mask. Milady manipulated him to get revenge on his brother by taking his place. Philippe will essentially be the Puppet King of France for the Iron Mask. However, when Milady urges Philippe to execute his brother before the subterfuge could be discovered, he refuses to do so. At the end of the series, the two brothers have reconciled.
  • Sinister Minister: Richelieu, again.
  • Smurfette Principle: Milady is the only female in her crew of misfits, even after joining a new gang.
  • Spell My Name with a "The": Manson was once known as a feared brigand known at "The Chamel". He got his nickname because of a lump on his right shoulder, due to an old injury.
  • Spoiler Title: All over the place.
  • Standard Female Grab Area: When Milady kidnaps Constance, she grabs her by the wrist in order to douse her with some knockout spray. Constance doesn't try to pull away or even attack with her free hand, and instead just stands there whimpering with a scared expression until she's knocked out.
  • Storming the Castle: The last part of the series involve France naval army attacking Iron Mask's fort which extremely well defended.
  • Street Urchin: Jean is poor and lives on the streets before the start of the series. D'Artagnan joins him when he arrive in Paris.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: Aramis does this in order to be able to be in the musketeers
  • Tempting Fate: D'Artagnan ask the ship's captain how long will it take to return to France. The captain reply that it won't take long if they don't hit a storm. Guess what happens next?
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: A flashback revealed that Milady was literally being branded as a witch when she was young. Everywhere she went, people rejected her and showed her contempt when they saw her mark. Milady then embrace her role as a witch and learn Black Magic. She then became the evil and cunning assassin we know today.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: Rocherfort and Jussac are always seen together on missions. Interestingly, once Rochefort is paired with Athos, he become more competent.
  • Time Skip: Six months has passed between Milady's execution and Iron Mask's first appearance.
  • Trauma Conga Line: D'Artagnan left for Paris to become a musketeer. However, captain Treville refuse his request and break his sword. Without money, d'Artagnan live on streets with Jean and struggle to make a living. At one time, Aramis threw a bucket at his face causing him to tumble off the stairs. In another, d'Artagnan runs into trouble with the same Cardinal's guard three times. With his sword broken, he's force to decline a duel and is publicly humiliated. Next episode, Treville summon d'Artagnan to berate him for giving Musketeers a bad name because of his earlier altercation with the Cardinal's guard.
  • True Companions: The Three Musketeers and d'Artagnan, but also d'Artagnan and Jean.
  • Undying Loyalty:
    • Pepe, Milady's pet monkey, is ever loyal to her mistress.
    • When d'Artagnan goes to England, he leave his horse behind. His horse however swam to his boat and refuse to leave his side.
    • A villainous example. Rochefort will always defend the Cardinal Richelieu no matter what.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: While fighting, d'Artagnan save Milady from falling in the sea. She immediately reward him by attacking him. Later, d'Artagnan is being ordered to execute her. Instead, he secretly let her go free because in his mind, killing defenseless woman is wrong. Rather than starting a new life, she,s part of a conspiracy to overthrow the king. Averted in the last episode, where Milady spare d'Artagnan's life because she hasn't forgotten his refusal to execute her.
  • Unwitting Pawn: The Duke of Buckingham is the favorite target of Milday and Richelieu for their schemes to bring down the Queen.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left!: Modus operandi for Milady, Manson and Iron Mask. Running away when things get ugly.
  • Villain Has a Point: When speaking to a crowd, Iron Mask denounce the royal government and nobility who lead a life of luxury, free of concerns while it is commoners who bear the burden of heavy taxes and perpetual poverty. While Iron Mask is right, he's in part responsible for the recent hardship the citizenry has to endure and he just made his speech to gain popular support.
  • Villain with Good Publicity:
    • Manson, a rich merchant, is hailed as a hero in Paris. When Iron Mask cause a salt shortage, Manson came to the rescue with his supply of salt. Little do people know that the two men are accomplices. Athos suspect this and urge Treville to investigate the merchant. Unfortunately, the two villains throw off the musketeers with a subterfuge.
    • Iron Mask as well, but only toward the poor.
  • Whip It Good: Milady use a horse whip skillfully when fighting d'Artagnan.
  • Whip Sword: Manson use this as his backup weapon.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: D'Artagnan reluctantly fight women, meaning Milady. However, he will not kill her while she's defenseless.
  • Would Hurt a Child:
    • Iron Mask threw off Jean from a moving wagon.
    • Milady kidnapped Jean and strapped him on a burning windmill.
  • Yes-Man: Rocherfort never contradict or protest the Cardinal Richelieu's decisions.
  • You Can't Thwart Stage One: Not long after Iron Mask make his debut, d'Artagnan disarm him in a duel. Unfortunately, Rochefort intervene because he doesn't want the musketeers to take credit for Iron Mask's capture. This interference allow Iron Mask to escape and d'Artagnan will have to wait until the very last episode to finally stop him.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Milady has dark blue-green hair.
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