Characters / The Scarlet Pimpernel

Lady Marguerite Blakeney

  • Ascended Fangirl: Fangirl-ing over The Scarlet Pimpernel, later realises she married him and joins his adventures.
  • Ojou: A very classy and fashionable young lady of great repute.
  • Sadistic Choice: Her brother will be executed or she will find her idol and put him in her brother's place in the hangman's noose.

Sir Percy Blakeney (The Scarlet Pimpernel)

  • Agent Peacock: He dresses to outshine the girls, appears late at balls because he lost his time trying to tie his cravat just right, and generally dismissed as a fop. Has snagged the hottest redhead in Europe as his wife, and all the ladies fawn over him, his Camp posturing, and his slender white hands that are dainty enough to pass as a woman's. Also happens to be the ultra-badass secret vigilante who pulls off daring rescues of French aristocrats on a regular, if not daily, basis.
  • Dating Catwoman: Essentially married Selina Kyle before she revealed she was Catwoman.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Towards his wife, more so in their Back Story.
  • Famed In-Story: Scarlet Pimpernel is a legendary figure in contemporary France and Britain. Sir Percy is rather famous as well — as a member of British aristocracy.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: His wife Marguerite has red hair.
  • Hidden Depths: He acts foppish, but he's skilled in combats and he's extremely fit.
  • Nerves of Steel: He can hold his nerves and he stays calm even when he's in danger of being discovered.
  • Non-Idle Rich: He plays Idle Rich, but he's actually an aristocrat who does important and heroic things.

Sir Andrew Ffoulkes

  • The Lancer: Pimpernel's second in command and Percy's best friend.
  • Secret Keeper: Along with the rest of the League of the Scarlet Pimpernel.
  • Sidekick: Sir Percy's sidekick.


  • Blackmail: How he forces Marguerite to act against her idol, Scarlet Pimpernel.
  • Defector from Decadence: As he would see it, having renounced his title of Marquis and joined the revolutionaries.
  • It's Personal: His repeated failures to capture the Pimpernel mean that his power and influence steadily decrease through the series. This leads him to become increasingly obsessed with capturing the Pimpernel.

Collot d'Herbois


Leader of post-Revolution French government which is self-dubbed as Reign of Terror.

Theresia Cabarrus

  • Sweet Polly Oliver: When posing as a refugee, she arrives in Dover disguised as a soldier.