''Chlorophylle'' is a [[FrancoBelgianComics Belgian comic series]] created by Creator/RaymondMacherot in 1953 and published in the [[AnthologyComic comic magazine]] ''Tintin'' until 1971.

The hero Chlorophylle is a dormouse living in an European countryside and fighting his ArchNemesis Anthracite the [[YouDirtyRat Black Rat]].

In the middle of the series Chlorophylle discovers Coquefredouille, a Mediterranean-style island with a MouseWorld full of {{Civilized Animal}}s. He deals with predators and [[AristocratsAreEvil evil nobles]] before returning home.

The Coquefredouille arc would serve as a basis for an other Macherot (abrogate, then praised) series, ''Chaminou''.

The series continued after him with other authors, such as [[ComicBook/AchilleTalon Greg]], [[ComicBook/{{Cubitus}} Dupa]] and [[ComicBook/LeonardLeGenie Bob de Groot]].

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!!''Chlorophylle'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* TheAlcatraz: Shark Island, where, despite being TunnelKing, it took more to Anthracite to manage GreatEscape, like a subversion of a SleepingDummy where he was hidden ''in'' the dummy.
* AmbiguousGender: It was unclear in the first issues if Torpille la Loutre (Torpedo the Otter) is male or female. As ''loutre'' is a feminine noun, Torpille is often referred as a "she" but lacks feminine characteristics such as [[TertiarySexualCharacteristics eyelashes]]. From ''la Revanche d'Anthracite'', Torpille is clearly female.
* AnthropomorphicShift: From [[LargelyNormalAnimal Val Tranquille]] to [[CivilizedAnimal Coquefredouille]].
* ArchEnemy: Anthracite to Chlorophylle; both take their mutual opposition very clearly, and Anthracite makes it very clear he wishes nothing more than kill him.
* AristocratsAreEvil: Duke Bihoreau de Bellerente.
* BatmanGambit: Zizanion, unable to attack Mithron because of his guards, delivers a message announcing he will make the palace blow up at midday. Bouclette, as a precaution to protect the king, has him immediatly moved to a different, more isolated castle in the country. Turns out this is exactly what Zizanion expected them to do, as it makes it easier for him to place the bomb in this more isolated and unguarded castle ''before'' Mithron arrives. [[spoiler:Fortunately, their car ends up with a damaged tyre and they arrive too late, causing the castle to blow up without them inside.]]
* BigBad: Anthracite.
* TheBigGuy: Torpille.
* BombThrowingAnarchists: So Zizanion seems to be... and Macherot himself for those who didn't really read the story.
* CarnivoreConfusion
* CatsAreMean: Célimène.
* EarNotch: Anthracite.
* FurryReminder: Predator animals are OK in nature. Their existence in a [[CivilizedAnimal Civilized Animals]] world is a [[ImAHumanitarian big hit]].
* GoodAngelBadAngel: Minimum's good angel appears sometimes. Anthracite's too... but obviously he's not in good form.
* GoodIsNotNice: Doctor Batrapoulos.
* TheGoodKing: Mithron XIII is despicted as a benevolent ruler, a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, a very nice person and [[OneHundredPercentAdorationRating is adored by his people]]. When an attempt is made on his life in ''Zizanion le Terrible'', it is a shock for both him and the population that someone would want him dead.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Anthracite tried to get rid of Chlorophylle by tiding him up to a firecracker rocket. But he got himself caught on the rocket and couldn't [[NotQuiteDead apparently]] jump before it explodes.
* HumansAreBastards: they have this vicious tendency to create a lot of things dangerous to animals.
* InspectorLestrade: Commissaire Bouclette.
* IntrepidReporter: Chlorophylle and Minimum in ''Zizanion le terrible''.
* JokerImmunity: Anthracite has been apparently blown up on a firework, imprisonned several times, including in a high security jail, but he ''always'' find a way to come back.
* MoralGuardians: Easy to meet in [[TheFifties the 50's]]. They complained that Macherot depicted, in stories for children, terrorist attacks on a King, fun presumably made of labor unions, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking a woman wearing hair curlers]].
* NiceMice
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: the viper is willing to trade Chlorophylle with Anthracite against ten other mice, knowing how much Anthracite values his enemy. [[PragmaticVillainy Anthracite doesn't trust him.]]
* ReversePsychology: In one book, Anthracite starts a fight with a prisonner who is about to be freed next morning. When the Warden is about to punish him, he begs him to not see said prisonner again, and the Warden of course decides to have them share a cell. Turns out Anthracite ''wanted'' this to happen: the prisonner is his accomplice, and this allows them to plan an escape for him.
* {{Sidekick}}: Minimum.
* SwarmOfRats: the black rats invade Val Tranquille (the Quiet Vale) after they've been chased away from an old mill.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Escalope and Fricandeau. [[HeterosexualLifePartners Chlorophylle and Minimum]], as well.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: While Anthracite does have some comedic moments, he is overall a surprisingly vicious character for a seemingly innocent story. His crimes include [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness frequently murdering his own accomplices once they are of no more use to him]], introducing the local equivalent of cannibals in Coquefredouille, and eventually becoming a fascist-like dictator.
* VillainEpisode: ''Zizanion le Terrible'' has the eponymous villain hog all the screen time.
* WhamEpisode: ''les Croquillards''.
* WickedCultured: Anthracite is one while living in Coquefredouille.
* YouDirtyRat: To say Anthracite is a nasty piece of work would be putting it lightly.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Anthracite to his X-8 spy.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: The last way Escalope and Fricandeau can be useful to Anthracite is by being killed by him so he becomes the hero and savior.
** He also has the men who helped him introduce the two predators in Coquefredouille blown up with a bomb [[HeKnowsTooMuch to ensure they won't talk]].

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