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[[folder: Cyrano de Bergerac]]
* BadassBoast: Cyrano’s gasconades are spread among the entire play beginning with Act I Scene IV.
--> '''De Guiche:''' Oh, ay! Another Gascon boast!
* BeastAndBeauty: In Cyrano's eyes, at least, but without the beast being made beautiful, as he lampshades.
* BerserkButton: His nose. Even mentioning the word around him is a bad idea.
* BettyAndVeronica: The loving but unattractive Betty to the foreign and beautiful Christian. Subverted in that most of Christian's mystique is courtesy of Cyrano himself.
* BeYourself: Averted. His FatalFlaw is his insistence on avoiding this.
* BirdsOfAFeather: With Roxane.
%%* BoisterousBruiser
* BrokenAce: Renaissance man, legendary poet, duelist, soldier, philosopher, physicist, musician, playwright, novelist and excellent actor, who also is an ugly, writhing pile of FreudianExcuse, who systematically throws away every chance of success he has, would rather help some other guy get the girl he loves than confess to her, and assiduously kills anyone who mocks his enormous nose.
* BullyingADragon: A frequent "victim" of this ploy.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday:
-->'''First poet''': We were stayed by the mob; they are crowded all round the Porte de Nesle!... \\
'''Second poet''': Eight bleeding brigand carcasses strew the pavements there—all slit open \\
with sword-gashes! \\
'''Cyrano''' ''[raising his head a minute from writing his love letter]'': Eight?... hold, methought seven. \\
''[He goes on writing.]''
* BuyThemOff: Used by Cyrano after he refuses to apologize to the Burgundy Theater's audience for interrupting ''[[ShowWithinAShow La Clorise]]''; he pays Bellerose for all the entrance fees so they can give it back to the public. Cyrano uses it to bribe the Duenna to leave her and Roxane alone, and De Guiche invokes it with Cyrano and Cardenal Richelieu's patronage.
* CannotSpitItOut: Justified, Cyrano has a FreudianExcuse that doesn't let him spit it out.
* CausticCritic: Cyrano critiques your artistic work without any pity, and given the play is a PeriodPiece, [[ForegoneConclusion Cyrano is always right]] [[HistoricalFiction in his critiques]]: [[GiftedlyBad Montfleury]] was a ''"An actor villainous!"'' (and then Cyrano kicks him out the theater), [[FanDumb les Précieuses]] could ''"Inspire our verse, but—criticise it not!"'', [[SturgeonsLaw playwright Baró’s]] ''"verses are not worth a doit! I'm glad to interrupt"'' (Baró’s play). [[MagnificentBastard Cardenal]] [[SmallNameBigEgo Richelieu]] ([[ManBehindTheMan famous politician]], [[RenaissanceMan wrote plays as a hobby]]) ''"is an author. 'Twill not fail to please him that I should mar a brother-author's play"''. Cyrano also is fair, of his own talent he thinks: ''"Not to mount high"'' and about Creator/{{Moliere}}, Cyrano thinks he’s a ''"genius"''.
* CulturedBadass: What with Cyrano's supreme talent for poetic improvisation and the countless literary, historical and mythological references he displays doing so.
* ConspicuousConsumption: Cyrano combines it with AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted, as he confides to Le Bret that [[BuyThemOff the bag of crowns he used to pay the entrance fees of the Burgundy Theater]] was his parental bounty, and so he has not money for the rest of the month. Even when Le Bret scolds Cyrano for his folly, Cyrano calls this ''"a graceful act"''. This conduct explains better than anything why Cyrano is condemned to a life of PerpetualPoverty.
* DeadpanSnarker: A legendary one. In a WorldOfSnark, he's hands down the snarkiest, and will easily upstage any who claim otherwise.
%%* DidNotGetTheGirl
* DirtyCoward: He considers himself one because he CannotSpitItOut.
* DontYouDarePityMe: Please don’t dare. Seriously, don’t.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Cyrano's performance at the Burgundy Theater.
* ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask: Cyrano composes a ballad in honor of his opponent while in the midst of a swordfight.
* {{Expy}}: Of Crisóstomo, a character from ''Literature/DonQuixote''.
* FatalFlaw: He believes it to be his humongous nose, but in reality it's his vanity that causes him to think this way. He only comes to realize that it was his vanity holding him back all along in his final scene.
%%* GagNose
* GeniusBruiser: He's just as clever as he is good at fighting.
* GentlemanSnarker: His wit is as sharp as his rapier, which is saying something.
* {{Gonk}}: A self-admitted one, though there's some heavy suggestion that this is simply him being self-conscious as a few women are shown to be attracted to him.
* TheGrotesque: Cyrano considers himself one even though all that's wrong with him is that he has a big nose.
* GrumpyBear: Despite all the evidence the audience can see to the contrary, Cyrano just cannot consider even for a second that Roxane actually might be able to look past his appearance and love him for his soul.
* HeartbrokenBadass: After Act II Scene VI.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Cyrano is his own harshest critic.
%%* HonorBeforeReason
* ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe: Belives that he's too ugly for ''anyone'' to want, and especially someone as beautiful as Roxane.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Cyrano helping the handsome Christian to win the heart of the woman they both love, Roxane. He does this because Roxane is already fond of Christian (who's genuinely a decent guy, just lacking in wit), and Cyrano himself believes he's too ugly to ever have a chance with her.
* LargeHam: Depardieu as Cyrano in TheMovie.
* TheLastDJ: Cyrano dares to refuse Cardinal Richelieu's patronage as a playwright because Richelieu could alter his lines.
* ManlyTears: Cyrano insists in Act I that he never cries, but in Act IV, Christian notices a tear drop on his most recent love letter to Roxane.
* MasterSwordsman: Likely the best in the world.
* MasterOfAll: Pretty much good at everything other than having a big nose.
* NiceToTheWaiter: Is very kind to a serving girl who offers him dinner, and generally shows great sympathy to the lower classes, reserving his abrasiveness for the nobility.
* OneManArmy: Between Acts I and II, Cyrano stands against one hundred men and kills eight of them. Between Acts IV and V, he manages to survive the Last Stand of only one company of Gascon cadets against all the Spanish Army.
* RenaissanceMan: Both in the play and in RealLife.
%%* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules
%%* SecretStabWound
* SmallNameBigEgo: InUniverse
* StarvingArtist: A brilliant poet who's perpetually short on cash.
* StepfordSmiler: Cyrano is a Type A, obsessed with not projecting an image of sadness in order to be accepted by his peers.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: To Roxane.
* WarriorPoet: As good of a poet as he is a sword fighter-- which is to say, extremely.

[[folder: Madeleine "Roxane" Robin]]
%%* TheAce
* ArrangedMarriage: Intended with de Valvert, invoked with Christian.
* {{Expy}}: Of Marcela, a character of ''Literature/DonQuixote''.
* HiddenDepths:
-->'''Cyrano:''' A heroine? Our intellectual?
%%* InTheBlood
%%* ItsAllMyFault
* LovesMyAlterEgo: Falls in love with the 'hero of romance' that Christian and Cyrano create.
* MeaningfulRename: Madeleine Robin renamed herself Roxane (Persian for "Beautiful Woman") after joining Les Précieuses.
%%* {{Ojou}}
%%* PluckyGirl: Act IV
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: "Roxana" in the Anthony Burgess translation.
%%* WellExcuseMePrincess
* YouGoGirl: Again, Act IV

[[folder: Baron Christian de Neuvillette]]
* BettyAndVeronica: He's the beautiful out-of-towner to Cyrano's big-nosed but caring childhood friend. Subverted in that all of his charm is courtesy of Cyrano's own help and aid in courting Roxane.
%%* BeYourself
* BrainlessBeauty: Played Straight and Defied. He's nowhere near as smart as Cyrano is, but he's also shown to be much smarter than others give him credit for.
* CannotTalkToWomen: This is more of his problem than actually being stupid.
* HiddenDepths: He's actually a decent guy whose quite a bit sharper than you may initially think.
* HurricaneOfPuns: He administers one to Cyrano.
%%* ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe
%%* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy
%%* LetThemDieHappy
* LoveMakesYouDumb: He becomes tongue-tied whenever he's in front of Roxanne, needing Cyrano to feed him lines from the shadows just to speak properly.
%%* NaiveNewcomer
%%* NewMeat
* NoRespectGuy: Frequently called stupid and only admired for his good looks, to the point where even his admirers admit he's probably nothing more than a pretty face. Roxanne also immediately becomes annoyed with him the moment it's made clear he's not good with words.
* PrettyBoy: Pretty much the only real "skill" that he has is being incredibly good looking.
%%* RomanticFalseLead
%%* SamaritanSyndrome
* ShipperOnDeck: Deconstructed: He forces Cyrano to admit his feelings hoping Roxanne will choose him.
* SmarterThanYouLook: He's regularly referred to as stupid throughout the play but, while he's nowhere near as witty as Cyrano, proves to be cunning in his own right when [[LoveMakesYouDumb not in front of Roxanne]].
** Cyrano himself notes that he's ''not'' stupid; he just doesn't have the ability to put his feelings into words.

[[folder: Count de Guiche]]
%%* ZeroPercentApprovalRating
%%* AristocratsAreEvil
* ArrangedMarriage: with Roxane.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Against Ligniere and all the Gascon Cadets.
* DontYouDarePityMe: Against the Cadets who offer him food when he is starving.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He will never abandon a lady in peril.
* {{Foil}}: For Cyrano
%%* HeelFaceTurn: Act IV
%%* HiddenDepths
%%* {{Lust}}
* JerkAss: To everyone before his HeelFaceTurn.
%%* NoTrueScotsman
%%* {{Pride}}
%%* StalkerWithACrush
* SympathyForTheHero: Comes to increasingly admire Cyrano, and wishes that he had Cyrano's moral courage.
* TookALevelInBadass: When he declares his intention to remain with the Cadets rather than abandon Roxanne. It earns him their respect.

%%* AttentionWhore
%%* ChefofIron
* GiftedlyBad: His poem about a recipe in verse.
* HeroWorshipper: Towards Cyrano.
%%* HiddenDepths
* InterruptedSuicide: After his wife leaves him.
* NiceGuy: Probably one of the few characters in the play who never acts like a jerk.
%%* PluckyComicRelief
%%* SupremeChef

[[folder: Le Bret]]
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Expy}}: Of Ambrosio, a character from ''Literature/DonQuixote''.
* OddFriendship: With Cyrano
%%* SimplemindedWisdom
%%* StraightMan
%%* TheWatson

[[folder: Captain Carbon de Castel-Jaloux]]
%%* TheCaptain
* CompositeCharacter: With Le Bret in the Anthony Burgess version.
* AFatherToHisMen: Deconstructed: He tries to protect his men and ends in a LastStand with them.
%%* ProudWarriorRaceGuy

[[folder: Viscount de Valvert]]
%%* AristocratsAreEvil
* ArrangedMarriage: Intended with Roxane.
%%* TheBeard
%%* BullyingADragon
* LameComeback: "Your nose is very very big" is the best he could come up with.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Does Viscount de Valvert survive his Sword Fight with Cyrano in Act I Scene IV or not?
* WritersSuck: In his view.

[[folder: The Gascon Cadets]]
* AristocratsAreEvil: All of them are '''Barons''' who enjoy giving DisproportionateRetribution against those not OfThePeople.
%%* CoolLoser
* BullyingADragon: Their charming InitiationCeremony for those not OfThePeople.
%%* CultureClash
%%* IdiotHero
%%* ImpoverishedPatrician
%%* MartyrdomCulture
%%* OfThePeople
%%* OutdatedOutfit
%%* OverlyLongName
%%* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything
%%* PoirotSpeak
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: TruthInTelevision.