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!!Lady Marguerite Blakeney

* AscendedFangirl: Fangirl-ing over The Scarlet Pimpernel, later realises she married him and joins his adventures.
* TheAtoner: The second half of the book is all about how she feels she must atone for betraying her husband.
* {{Determinator}}: Follows Chauvelin's cart, barefoot, for ''miles.''
%%* DistressedDamsel
%%* HeelRealization
%%* HiddenDepths
* HighHeelFaceTurn: see AscendedFangirl. Blackmailed to find and expose the Scarlet Pimpernel, ends up as one of his sidekicks.
%%* IDidntMeanToKillHim
%%* LadyOfAdventure
* LovesMyAlterEgo: To her husband. Loves the Alter Ego while belittling his RichIdiotWithNoDayJob persona. Played with a bit, since it's suggested that deep down she genuinely does love her husband and is deeply hurt by the fact that he doesn't appear to reciprocate [[spoiler: after she confessed her role in the deaths of the Marquis de St. Cyr and his family]], causing her to lash out.
%%* ObfuscatingStupidity
* {{Ojou}}: A very classy and fashionable young lady of great repute.
%%* PluckyGirl
%%* RedemptionQuest
* SadisticChoice: Her brother will be executed or she will find her idol and put him in her brother's place in the hangman's noose.
%%* TenderTears
* WellExcuseMePrincess: She can be rather blunt concerning Sir Percy.
* WhatDoesSheSeeInHim: The fashionable world can't see why, of all her suitors, she married an idiot like Sir Percy.
%%* YouGotSpunk
%%* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame

!!Sir Percy Blakeney (The Scarlet Pimpernel)

* AgentPeacock: 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.
* BatmanGambit: Pulls these on Chauvelin at least once a book.
* BerserkButton: Threatening his wife.
%%* CasualDangerDialogue
* ClarkKenting: How he disguises himself while abroad.
* ColorCharacter: The ''Scarlet'' Pimpernel
%%* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* DatingCatwoman: Essentially married Selina Kyle before she revealed she was Catwoman.
* DeadpanSnarker: Usually at Chauvelin's expense.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Towards his wife, more so in their BackStory.
* FamedInStory: Scarlet Pimpernel is a legendary figure in contemporary France and Britain. Sir Percy is rather famous as well -- as a member of British aristocracy.
* TheGadfly: Has his moments, such as when he pulls a pepper prank on Chauvelin, or a StealthHiBye. Also the time when he ''wrote and recited his own theme poem.''
* GeniusBruiser: It's often commented on that he's a very tall, well-built man, and the intelligence goes without saying.
* HeroesWantRedheads: His wife Marguerite has red hair.
* HiddenDepths: He acts foppish, but he's skilled in combats and he's extremely fit.
%%* LovedINotHonorMore
* MasterActor: Percy is able to pass as a soldier, (female) merchant, GentleGiant, or just about anything else.
* MasterOfDisguise: It's how he is able to save everyone.
* NervesOfSteel: He can hold his nerves and he stays calm even when he's in danger of being discovered.
* NonIdleRich: He plays Idle Rich, but he's actually an aristocrat who does important and heroic things.
%%* NotSoStoic
* ObfuscatingStupidity: He plays TheDitz to maintain his secret identity, but he's extremely intelligent.
%%* PaperThinDisguise
* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: His [[PaperThinDisguise disguise]] to cast off suspicion. See AgentPeacock.
* SecretIdentity: He's the mysterious Scarlet Pimpernel.
* StealthHiBye: Probably the inspiration for Batman-certainly, he can pull these off nearly as well when he has to.
%%* TheStoic
* SuperHero: TropeCodifier if not the TropeMaker. Certainly, while he hasn't got actual superpowers the BadassNormal style of superhero such as Franchise/{{Batman}} owes the Pimpernel a great debt.
* WarriorPoet: Wrote his own theme song (well, poem).

!!Sir Andrew Ffoulkes

* BetaCouple: With Suzanne de Tournay.
* TheLancer: Pimpernel's second in command and Percy's best friend.
%%* NonIdleRich
* NumberTwo: In the League.
* RescueRomance: With Suzanne de Tournay.
* SecretKeeper: Along with the rest of the League of the Scarlet Pimpernel.
* {{Sidekick}}: Sir Percy's sidekick.


* ArchEnemy: For Pimpernel and his League.
%%* BadBoss
* {{Blackmail}}: How he forces Marguerite to act against her idol, Scarlet Pimpernel.
* DefectorFromDecadence: As he would see it, having renounced his title of Marquis and joined the revolutionaries.
%%* EvilGenius
* EvilLaugh: Does this a lot in Book 1.
* GenreBlind: Where do we start -- his insistence on [[IWantThemAlive capturing the Scarlet Pimpernel alive]] for a grand spectacle of an execution at the guillotine? Why not JustShootHim?
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: The historical Marquis de Chauvelin was the deputy French ambassador to Britain in 1792. Chauvelin the character has almost nothing else in common with him.
%%* IHaveYouNowMyPretty
* ItsPersonal: 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 getting revenge on the Pimpernel.
%%* IWantThemAlive
* MoralityPet: His daughter Fleurette in ''Sir Percy Hits Back''
%%* NiceJobFixingItVillain
* PromotedToLoveInterest: For Marguerite in several adaptations.
%%* RightInFrontOfMe
* SadisticChoice: His specialty -- "either...or"
* SmugSnake: He's not without cunning, but he's frequently described as a rather weaselly, sneering sort with an almost permanent sarcastic expression and manner.
%%* TermsOfEndangerment
%%* UnwittingPawn
* VillainousBreakdown: In ''The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel''
%%* WellIntentionedExtremist
* YouHaveFailedMe For The Last Time: ''The Elusive Pimpernel''

!! Collot d'Herbois

%%* BoringButPractical
* DeathTrap: Designed a particularly gruesome DrowningPit called the "Noyades."
%%* ForTheEvulz
%%* HypercompetentSidekick

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

* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: By ''The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel''
%%* BadBoss
%%* BigBad
%%* AGodAmI
%%* HistoricalVillainUpgrade
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: It is the only safe thing to be said about him.

!! Theresia Cabarrus

* EvilCounterpart: To Marguerite
%%* FemmeFatale
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Though the name of the historical figure is usually spelt 'Theresa', with no 'i'.
%%* HoneyTrap
%%* ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou
%%* LadyMacbeth
* SweetPollyOliver: When posing as a refugee, she arrives in Dover disguised as a soldier.