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Characters: The Musketeers
The Character Sheet for the the BBC Series.


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    Musketeers 

Musketeers in General

D'Artagnan

Portrayed by: Luke Pasqualino

Athos Comte de la Fere

Portrayed by: Tom Burke
  • Badass
  • Broken Tears: As witnessed by D'Artagen over Milady. Since before this, he's been mainly The Stoic the moment of pitiful vulnerability comes as quite a shock.
  • The Cynic: Oh hell, yes.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: First his brother, then his wife who hangs.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Death Glare: Gives a pretty epic one to Aramis after the King announces the Queen is pregnant. Considering that Aramis and Anne had slept together in the previous episode, all signs point to him being the father of the child.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Drinks to help him with his heart break.
  • Honor Before Reason
  • Faking the Dead: Pretended to be murdered by D'Artagnan to trick both the Cardinal and Milady in the finale.
  • The Fettered: The man's shtick is honour, truth and justice.
  • Freudian Trio: Of the Original three he is the Superego. Opposed to his book counterpart who is the Ego.
  • The Leader
  • Master Swordsman: Appears to be the best of the group, rivaled only by the less experienced D'Artagnan.
  • Non-Idle Rich: The richest member of the four, being the only one from nobility.
  • The Unfavourite: Implies he was this in relation to his younger brother Thomas.
  • Spoiled Sweet
  • The Stoic: A very emotionally reserved musketeer. Especially in contrast to the more passionate Aramis and Porthos.
    • Not So Stoic: Does loose it when Milady De Winter's involved however. And when he finds out that Aramis slept with the Queen.

Aramis

Portrayed by: Santiago Cabrera
  • Badass
  • The Casanova / Chick Magnet: Chases and successfully beds numerous women, but...
    • Chivalrous Pervert: He is always polite and respectful towards the women he pursues, never taking advantage of them, and he proves to genuinely love several of them including the Queen.
    Comtesse De Larroque: You are a contradiction Monsieur Aramis, a soldier who preaches love and a famous libertine who cherishes women.
  • Dance Battler: He definitely remains stylish and graceful in battle.
  • Dual Wielding: Often uses a sword with a pistol and occasionally a musketoon (a smaller musket).
    • And a particularly cool instance during a Musketeers vs Red Guards fight at the end of The Challenge episode where he takes an opponent's rapier (flipping it up from the ground with his foot) and proceeds to wield it with his left hand, still using his own rapier with his right.
  • Freudian Trio: Of the Original three he is the Ego. Opposed to his book counterpart who is the Superego.
  • Friendly Sniper: The best shot of the group, and a cheerful sociable person.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has several war wounds on his body, women think this makes him dashing.
  • The Heart: The one most concerned with keeping everyone together and caring for their well being.
  • Latin Lover: Although the character's ancestry has not been outright stated (so far), he does appear to speak fluent Spanish and is played by an actor of Chilean descent. And he's a Casanova that likes to describe himself as "the romantic hero type".
    • If Spanish ancestry for the character does get confirmed, he'd also qualify as a Dashing Hispanic.
  • The Medic: Usually the one sewing up the others and they also turn to his expertise when Cardinal Richelieu is poisoned.
  • Token Religious Teammate: Catholicism is the national religion, but Aramis is the only Musketeer who seems to embrace it.

Porthos

Portrayed by: Howard Charles
  • Badass
  • Berserk Button: Slavers seem to be it since his mother was a slave.
  • The Big Guy
  • Boisterous Bruiser
  • Combat Pragmatist: Most fond out of the four to use these methods to fight.
  • Card Sharp: Introduced playing a game and dueling when accused of cheating, he actually did but wouldn't take the accusation.
  • Emotional Bruiser: A huge softie. He even sheds a few tears at Athos' fake funeral.
  • Freudian Trio: Of the Original three he is the Id. Fitting with his book counterpart.
  • Genius Bruiser: Downplayed, he is a former street urchin, who taught himself to read and write and is knowledgeable enough to drop names like Nostradamus into common conversation.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has several scars, including a prominent one that crosses from above to below his left eye.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Defeats one of the Cardinals soldiers with a Fork.
  • Manly Tears: Gets very emotional at Athos' fake funeral, thinking about what it would be like if Athos really had perished.
  • Meaningful Rename: Took on the noble last name Du Vallon after getting out of the Court of Miracles.
  • Race Lift: This version is played by an actor of black decent, Word of God says it was inspired by Alexandre Dumas' father being a part-black Frenchman who became a general.
  • Self-Made Man: Was a former street urchin who grew into one of the kings best soldiers.
  • Shotguns Are Just Better: If the Series 1 finale is indicative, he seems to have kept "Cleopatra" the blunderbuss after her former owner died in combat.
  • Street Urchin: Was one in the Court of Miracles in his youth.

Treville

Portrayed by: Hugo Speer

    Royal Court 

Cardinal Richelieu

Portrayed by: Peter Capaldi
  • Adaptational Villainy: To a degree. In the book, Richelieu was for the most part a Worthy Opponent for the musketeers, at times bordering on Friendly Enemy. Here, the cardinal has his mistress murdered for disloyalty in the very first episode to establish his ruthlessness, in the mid-season generally seems to be on the side of stable government, sometimes collaborating with the main characters, and in the final episodes, well and truly Jumps Off The Slippery Slope by trying to have the Queen killed for not being fertile enough.
  • Beard of Evil
  • Dirty Old Cardinal: Richelieu, despite being a high-ranking man of the cloth, has absolutely no qualms about his desire for beautiful women.
  • Evil Chancellor: Richelieu, the Prime Minister. Somewhat of an Anti-Villain since he believes he's acting for the good of France, and he doesn't seek the throne for himself (unlike some adaptations). But he is bent on controlling it, and will coldly mete out death to further his ends.
  • Evil Old Folks
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: towards the end of the season he tried to assassinate the queen, because he believed her to be infertile
  • Pragmatic Villainy: What Cardinal Richelieu sees his actions as. If there's another solution to a problem that doesn't call for bloodshed, he'll pursue it.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: In regards to the King, he is the Blue to Treville's Red.
  • Sinister Minister: Richelieu, who even dresses in black.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Everything he does, he does for France.

King Louis

Portrayed by: Ryan Gage

Queen Anne

Portrayed by: Alexandra Dowling

    Others 

Constance

Portrayed by: Tamla Kari
  • Action Girl: Somewhat, following D'Artagnan's lessons she's able to successfully disarm a baddie in a sword fight (while admittedly being shaky and have several close calls). However she is still easily defeated by true Action Girl, Milady De Winter.
  • Defiant Captive: In the finale she refuses to let being captured to break her spirit. She would've escaped on her own too if Milady hadn't stopped her.
  • Fake-Out Make-Out: First meets D'Artagnan when he attempts this with her to hide from pursuers.
  • Fiery Redhead
  • Plucky Girl: When she's threatened by a man the Musketeers brought into her house, the first thing she does is get D'Artagnan to teach her how to shoot.
  • Sympathetic Adulterer: Her affair with D'Artagnan.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: In-universe with Constance and her husband. While Monsieur Bonacieux isn't ugly, quite a few people comment how he is plain and dull next to his younger and prettier wife.

Milady De Winter

Portrayed by: Maimie McCoy
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl
  • Becoming the Mask: Heavily implied with Milady when she was married to Athos, which explains why she's so obsessed with getting revenge on him after he ordered her execution.
  • Dark Action Girl
  • The Dragon: To Cardinal Richelieu.
  • Green Eyes: Of the devious and untrustworthy variety.
  • Femme Fatale
  • Rape as Backstory: The reason she killed Athos's brother, Tomas.
  • Silk Hiding Steel
  • Street Urchin: Grew up as a thief on the streets and in a gang.
  • Yandere: Implied with Milady towards Athos, especially in 1.07 when she takes an especial glee in destroying Ninon's reputation in court, and then going further to threaten all the women under Ninon's care with being burned at the stake unless she gives a false confession. And all because Ninon and Athos flirted with each other in her parlour!
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