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The Count of Monte Cristo aka Edmond Dantes
- Affably Evil
- A Glass of Chianti
- Badass Baritone: Particularly in the English dub.
- Badass Cape
- Beard of Evil: Dantes was clean-shaven, while the Count has a beard
- Becoming the Mask: In the beginning The Count only pretends to like Albert when in reality he only views him as a tool for his revenge. However, as time goes on, he finds himself developing real feelings for Albert which cause him lots of angst and heartbreak, but ultimately save him in the end.
- Being Tortured Makes You Evil
- Broken Ace
- Byronic Hero: A villainous example.
- Cape Swish
- The Chessmaster: He planned nearly everything.
- Consummate Liar
- Darker and Edgier: While the Count from the original novel was at least a little heroic, here's he's undoubtedly a Villain Protagonist, and is much more devious and ruthless with some of his tactics. That probably has a lot to do with the Deal with the Devil this adaptation brings along.
- Deal with the Devil: As it turns out, he (perhaps inadvertently) made a deal with a demon of sorts called "Gankutsuou" (known as The Ruler of the Cave in the American version). While Edmond begged for someone to kill him, Gankutsuou heard his cries and recognized the future Count's potential and instead, granted him the strength and means to gain revenge - as long as Edmond allowed the cold-blooded demon to possess him. Because of Gankutsuou, he is afflicted with an odd condition which causes his body to be crystalline, revealing his bones and internal organs, and giving him blue skin, as well.
- Death Glare: He pulls off a few; particularly noticeable during his last meeting with Danglars.
- Devil in Plain Sight: As well as Obviously Evil.
- Duality Motif: He has a red eye and a green eye. This symbolizes not only his moral ambiguity and inner conflicts, but also the fact that he is part-human, part-monster, part-alive, part-undead and part-earthling, part-alien through his symbiosis with Gankutsuou. The duality symbolism is also present in some representations of his crest, a stylized heart divided into two clear compartments with different colours to represent his remaining human feelings and the fact that he is gradually turning into a cold-hearted monster.
- Eccentric Millionaire
- Eldritch Abomination: Probably what Gankutsuou is.
- Empowered Badass Normal: Dantes was a soldier, the Count is supernaturally powered.
- Even the Guys Want Him
- Evil Counterpart: To Albert.
- Evil Is Deathly Cold: His first handshake to Albert feels cold.
- Facial Markings: The "eyes" on the Count's forehead are a manifestation of his power, and are only visible when he's using it.
- These facial (later full body) markings are a Homage to Alfred Bester's The Stars My Destination (aka Tiger! Tiger!), one main source of inspiration for the writer.
- Fangs Are Evil
- False Friend: To Albert, but with some Becoming the Mask.
- Fate Worse Than Death: What he believes to have received after being wrongfully imprisoned. Also, what he wants to do to those that wronged him.
- Go Mad from the Isolation
- Good Hair, Evil Hair: Not only his goatee, but his long, curly, dark hair can be unsettling, as well as a stark contrast to everyone else's.
- The Heartless: He might be this.
- He Who Fights Monsters
- Large Ham
- Love Redeems
- Manipulative Bastard
- Man of Wealth and Taste: This is one of the things that draws Albert to him.
- Narrator All Along
- Nominal Hero
- Obfuscating Stupidity
- Ominous Opera Cape/Pimped Out Cape: Somehow manages to have both of these.
- Our Vampires Are Different: Technically not a vampire, but looks like one, and is compared to one in more than one occasion as a Shout-Out to the original novel, where he is briefly compared to Polidori's Lord Ruthven, one of the earliest examples of suave gentleman vampires in fiction.
- Redemption Equals Death
- Sanity Slippage
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Gankutsuou was sealed away for a thousand years but released some years before the start of the story.
- Slasher Smile
- Split Personality Takeover
- Superpowered Evil Side: The titular Gankutsuou.
- Tall, Dark and Snarky
- Took a Level in Badass: Apparently, this is what Chateau d'If does to you.
- The Trickster
- The Unfettered: In the manga, Albert waxes poetic about how "free" he seems.
- Unusual Ears: The Count has pointed ears.
- Wicked Cultured
- Villain Protagonist
- Villainous Friendship: type 3 with all of his servants, occasionally a type 1 shows through.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: And blue skin, apparently.
- Affably Evil: Almost always formal.
- Bare Your Midriff: Male example.
- Battle Butler: Looks and acts the part.
- Big Damn Heroes: Near the end, Baptistin gives Albert a communicator, unbeknownst to the count, and he has Bertuccio drive their ship right into Fernand's ship as it attacks Paris, disabling it. The two then rush in, save Albert and his mother and rehabilitate them.
- Bodyguarding a Badass: The Count is way more powerful than he is, but his function is to fight so the count doesn't have to.
- The Dragon: Possibly Co-Dragons with Baptistin, but he appears in the position more often, directly accepting orders and carrying them out.
- Limited Wardrobe: Odd considering every other character (even Ali) changes clothes at least once. Subverted in the final episode.
- Ramming Always Works: He drives the much smaller and heavily shielded ship at the Fernand's, he doesn't ram the ship itself, but hits the more fragile anti-gravity/fuel tank, and that brings the ship down. His ship is still able to fly at a limited capacity after that.
- Salt and Pepper: The more calm Pepper to Baptistin's salt
- Scary Black Man
- Sinister Shades: Mostly Opaque Lenses, and sometimes his eyes show through, usually when he shows a softer side. Near the end, when struggling with a moral choice shooting Albert one is opaque, one is clear.
- Those Two Bad Guys: With Baptistin
- The Tragic Rose: He opens up the final episode with one throwing it into the pit where the Count's house once was, and where he died.
- Undying Loyalty: Mentions he'd follow his master into hell, though in the end he defies him when he realizes that the count's gone too far. After that he serves under Haidee, calling her princess.
- Unusual Ears: He has a pair, coupled with a matching pair of fangs - neither of which he had before joining the Count's team.
- Villainous Rescue: Episode 2, he and Baptistin rush in and save Albert from Luigi's gang.
- Wrestler in All of Us: Opens up his fight in episode 2 with a clothesline move.
- Battle Butler: Serves drinks, chauffeurs the count, steers his boat, fences with him, and subdues his enemies.
- Big Damn Heroes: He gives Albert a communicator, and when Albert is in trouble on Fernand's ship, Baptistan and Bertuccio ram Fernand's ship with their own.
- Bodyguarding a Badass: He and Bertuccio fight so the count doesn't, to hide the fact that he's so powerful.
- Co-Dragons: Though Bertuccio seems to be the more active of the two.
- Faux Affably Evil: His facial expressions and tone give off the idea that he's mocking other people.
- Limited Wardrobe: Pretty noticeable when everyone else always wears different clothes.
- Only a Flesh Wound: He tries to pass getting shot in the shoulder off as one, but he immediately goes down, and Bertuccio has to try and stop the bleeding with a cloth. He survives, but provides no more use in the scene, and must be carried out.
- Pet the Dog: When he finds Albert asleep at the counts door, he wakes him up and sends him off instead of attacking him. The determination inspires Baptistin to give him a communicator when Fernand attacks Paris, and he and Bertuccio save Albert and his mother.
- Salt and Pepper: The more radical salt to Bertuccio's pepper.
- Taking the Bullet: When the count shoots at Albert and Bertuccio, he jumps into the bullets path and takes it in the arm.
- Those Two Bad Guys: With Bertuccio
- Undying Loyalty: To the count, up until the end, where he defies him, after that he serves Haidee, calling her princess and even trying to buy her some jewelry, though when he sees the model is Peppo he chooses not to.
- Walking Shirtless Scene
- Dragon Ascendant: She wasn't The Dragon, per say, but at the end of the series, she's in charge and the other three servants willingly follow her.
- Happiness in Slavery: Happy as the count's servant, as there are far worse fates, and he treats her well.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to the man who put her in her position Fernand and exposes him as a fraud.
- Spanner in the Works: She threw one into Fernand's bid for presidency, and accused him of War crimes, just like the Count planned.
- Tragic Keepsake: She has a knife that her mother gave her when she died, telling her to use it to commit suicide should a master ever attempt to violate her.
- Healing Hands: When the count is shot, Bertuccio and Baptistin take him to Ali, and tell him to do his thing, Ali both heals him and extracts the bullet.
- Pet the Dog: When the Count's lair collapses, he takes Héloïse's and her son's hand and gets them to safety.
- Race Lift: Of the human race variety.
- Scary Black Man: He was one in the book, now he's a green skinned alien.
- The Voiceless: In contrast to the Count's other servants.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Sometimes.
Andrea Cavalcanti aka Bendetto
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He briefly seems to be a highly cultured fop and a decent guy, and continues to put on that persona, but he's really a total psychopath.
- Blond Guys Are Evil: Oddly enough, since he's an Evil Redhead in the novel, anime!Beauchamp seems to have gotten novel!Andrea's appearance.
- Brother-Sister Incest/ Parental Incest: Does the first by Attempted Rape and the second consensually and probably knew what he was doing in both cases (certainly in the second).
- Freudian Excuse
- Hellish Pupils
- Karma Houdini: Benedetto escapes from prison amidst the confusion of the bombardment of Paris, and is last seen in the Distant Finale having become a notorious master criminal.
- Villefort, You Are My Father
- Oedipus Complex: Andrea takes this to the logical extreme: although he doesn't kill his father "only" gives him a poison that destroys his mind, he has sex with his mother and tries to rape his half-sister.
- Ojou Ringlets
- Uncanny Family Resemblance: It's not called attention to, but he looks a lot like another character Eugenie, his half-sister, except for his Hellish Pupils.
Albert de Morcerf
Mercedes de Morcerf
Fernand de Morcerff aka Fernand Mondego
Baron Jullian Danglars
Madame Victoria de Danglars
Valentine de Villefort
Crown Prosecutor Gérard de Villefort
Voiced by: Tamio Sobami (JP), William Frederick Knight (EN)
- Ambiguous Gender: The anime never confirms if Peppo is really male or female. Peppo was confirmed to be male by the manga adaptation, as well as originally being a boy crossdressing as a girl to seduce Albert in the novel.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady
- The Imp: She's not outright malicious, but she LOVES screwing with Albert's naiveté.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: The reason she gives for helping Albert crash Eugenie's wedding. And from the look on her face as they drive away, she's not just messing with him this time.
- Love Redeems: Implied to be the reason she ultimately helps Albert.
- The Mole: Was the Count's spy.
- Transsexual: Possible. In her final appearance in the commercial she says: "You too can be reborn", which seems to imply that that's what she's done.
- CharacterDevelopment: Alternative. Everyone can be reborn, as in change themself, just like the Count and Albert.
- Wholesome Crossdresser
Raoul de Château-Renaud
- Cool Car: Is a fan of them
- Hidden Depths: He's one of the least seen of Albert's group of friends, only serving to introduce them to Maximilien, and helping them rescue Valentine. However when Albert is beaten unconscious by a group of guards, Raoul saves him, subdues the guards, and get's his bike back off-screen (he was a soldier). After that, he has a surprisingly deep conversation with Albert, saying he likes cars more than people because their easier to understand, and despite that he volunteered his car to be the getaway vehicle when rescuing Valentine (it got shot up). He also begins crying at Albert's death.