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05:00:06 AM Mar 15th 2011
A was wondering (for some time now) Athos is not a Broken ace instead of an Ace?
Typhon
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03:13:43 PM Jul 8th 2010
There were actually three musketeers.

Actually, Alexandre Dumas wasn't that bad at counting up to three. Even though there are four protagonists, there are three Musketeers. D'Artagnan doesn't become a musketeer until the end (even though we know from the start he wants to become one). On the other hand, the three musketeers Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, are introduced near the beginning, and it's very obvious that the title refers to these three.

Typhon
TuefelHundenIV
05:15:18 PM Jul 8th 2010
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This is true in the movie, but if I recall correctly for the book though he is musketeer well before the end.

Ok found what I was looking for.

"The Cardinal had learned of the three musketeers' and D'Artagnan's stay in the bastion of St. Gervais and how they fought and killed several Rochellais. Richelieu rewarded D'Artagnan with a promotion into the King's Musketeers. He wasn't promoted to lieutenant, however, until after Milady's execution and his arrest by the Cardinal's orders."

D'Artagnan was not one of the original three but became a member of their group shortly after meeting them.
TuefelHundenIV
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11:28:52 PM Jun 21st 2010
I am about to start cleaning some examples on this page. So if anyone wants something to stay go ahead and tell us why. I am looking at cutting out natter, response entries, and this troper entries.
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