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* DramatisPersonae: As befitting a classical drama, all characters snd their positions are listed at the beginning of the play.

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* DramatisPersonae: As befitting a classical drama, all characters snd and their positions are listed at the beginning of the play.



* AntiHero: Karl is a WellIntentionedExtremist.

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AntiHero: Karl is a WellIntentionedExtremist.



* BastardBastard: Hermann, whom Franz uses in his schemes.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Or rather, Evil Equals Ugliness. As in the case of Franz Moor, who lampshades it when he laments his bad looks, referring in an un-PC way to his "negro lips" and "Hottentot eyes".
** though it's debatable whether Franz is truly ugly or just thinks he is due to having been TheUnfavorite for so many years, as other characters never refer to his looks. There are usually two ways to address this topic in different productions: Either the monologue is taken literally and the actor is turned immensely hideous, or they cast a certified PrettyBoy to show the audience just how caught up in his own psychosis Franz is
* BloodOath: Karl swore it.

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* %%* BastardBastard: Hermann, whom Franz uses in his schemes.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Or rather, Evil Equals Ugliness. As in the case of Franz Moor, who lampshades it when he laments his bad looks, referring in an un-PC way to his "negro lips" and "Hottentot eyes".
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eyes". Though it's debatable whether Franz is truly ugly or just thinks he is due to having been TheUnfavorite for so many years, as other characters never refer to his looks. There are usually two ways to address this topic in different productions: Either the monologue is taken literally and the actor is turned immensely hideous, or they cast a certified PrettyBoy to show the audience just how caught up in his own psychosis Franz is
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BloodOath: Karl swore it.



* CainAndAbel: Franz and Karl. It is an unusual example because the younger brother is the more villainous.

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* %%* CainAndAbel: Franz and Karl. It is an unusual example because the younger brother is the more villainous.



* CrossCastRole: Quite a few famous productions cast an actres as one of the brothers. Franz gets this treatment far more often than Karl.
* [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster Damn It Feels Good To Be A Robber]]: The robbers sing a song at the campfire.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Karl. "I am disgusted with this age of puny scribblers [[Literature/ParallelLives when I read of great men in my Plutarch]]."

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* CrossCastRole: Quite a few famous productions cast an actres actress as one of the brothers. Franz gets this treatment far more often than Karl.
* [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster Damn It Feels Good To Be A Robber]]: DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster: The robbers sing a song at the campfire.
* %%* DefectorFromDecadence: Karl. "I am disgusted with this age of puny scribblers [[Literature/ParallelLives when I read of great men in my Plutarch]]."



* DramatisPersonae: as befitting a classical drama, all characters snd their positions are listed at the beginning of the play.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Franz and Schweizer.]]
* ForTheEvulz: Spiegelberg and Schufterle.

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* DramatisPersonae: as As befitting a classical drama, all characters snd their positions are listed at the beginning of the play.
* %%* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Franz and Schweizer.]]
* %%* ForTheEvulz: Spiegelberg and Schufterle.



* HollywoodAtheist: Franz is one of the evil kind.

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* %%* HollywoodAtheist: Franz is one of the evil kind.



* ItsGoingDown: [[spoiler:The Moor castle ends up in flames.]]
* LastNameBasis: the robbers among each other, to the extend that, besides Karl, Spiegelberg is the only one who even has a cannonically mentioned first name.
* LoveInterest: Amalia loves Karl, but Franz also wants her.

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* %%* ItsGoingDown: [[spoiler:The Moor castle ends up in flames.]]
* LastNameBasis: the The robbers among each other, to the extend extent that, besides Karl, Spiegelberg is the only one who even has a cannonically mentioned first name.
* %%* LoveInterest: Amalia loves Karl, but Franz also wants her.



* {{Monologuing}}: Franz does it several times.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Karl
* OldRetainer: Daniel

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* %%* {{Monologuing}}: Franz does it several times.
* %%* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Karl
* %%* OldRetainer: Daniel



* QuoteOverdosed
* RapePillageAndBurn
* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic

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* AntiHero: Karl is a WellIntentionedExtremist. Spiegelberg is a HeroInNameOnly.

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* AntiHero: Karl is a WellIntentionedExtremist. Spiegelberg is a HeroInNameOnly.


* LoveInterest: Amalia. She loves Karl, but Franz also wants her. Making it a triangle #4.
** Actually Hermann also wants her.

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* LoveInterest: Amalia. She Amalia loves Karl, but Franz also wants her. Making it a triangle #4.
** Actually Hermann also wants her.
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* HeelFaceTurn: Hermann brings food to the old count whom Franz had locked up to let him starve to death.


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** Actually Hermann also wants her.


* HoYay: There is a very tender moment between Karl and his second in command Schweizer in the third act, after the robbers have battled an army of Bohemian soldiers. Karl, seeing the scars Schweizer carried away, gently strokes his forhead and tells him that his scars are beautiful. Of course, while this may seem homoerotic to modern readers, that degree of physical affection between young men was considered normal in Schiller's day.

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** though it's debatable whether Franz is truly ugly or just thinks he is due to having been TheUnfavorite for so many years, as other characters never refer to his looks. There are usually two ways to address this topic in different productions: Either the monologue is taken literally and the actor is turned immensely hideous, or they cast a certified PrettyBoy to show the audience just how caught up in his own psychosis Franz is

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* WeWereYourTeam: [[spoiler:When Karl tries to leave the gang, the others confront him, reminding him of his BloodOath and calling him a traitor.]]


* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic:

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* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Karl starts out pretty high on the idealistic side, with Franz serving as the cynic. He does, however, lose much of his idealism over the course of the play.


* BandOfBrothers: The robbers (or at least those loyal to Karl) soon become one of these, going out of their way to save on of their own from execution.

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* BandOfBrothers: The robbers (or at least those loyal to Karl) soon become one of these, going out of their way to save on one of their own from execution.



* LovesMyAlterEgo: Amalia has sworn to be faithful to Karl, even after she believes him to be dead. She becomes overridden with guilt when she starts to fall fo the mysterious "count Brand", not knowing that he is Karl in disguise.

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* LovesMyAlterEgo: Amalia has sworn to be faithful to Karl, even after she believes him to be dead. She becomes overridden with guilt when she starts to fall fo for the mysterious "count Brand", not knowing that he is Karl in disguise.

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*LastNameBasis: the robbers among each other, to the extend that, besides Karl, Spiegelberg is the only one who even has a cannonically mentioned first name.

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*CainAndAbel: Franz and Karl. It is an unusual example because the younger brother is the more villainous.


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*DramatisPersonae: as befitting a classical drama, all characters snd their positions are listed at the beginning of the play.


* AmbiguouslyJewish: Spiegelberg appears to be Jewish, beeing circumcised, a zionist, and bearer of a jewish sounding name. His religion is, however, never quite confirmed, and he uses some antisemitic idioms quite freely.

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* AmbiguouslyJewish: Spiegelberg appears to be Jewish, beeing being circumcised, a zionist, and bearer of a jewish sounding name. His religion is, however, never quite confirmed, and he uses some antisemitic idioms quite freely.

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Franz and Schweizer.]]


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* ItsGoingDown: [[spoiler:The Moor castle ends up in flames.]]


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* LovesMyAlterEgo: Amalia has sworn to be faithful to Karl, even after she believes him to be dead. She becomes overridden with guilt when she starts to fall fo the mysterious "count Brand", not knowing that he is Karl in disguise.


* MissingMom: The Moor brothers don't seem to have a mother.



* ParentalFavoritism: Franz has always been TheUnfavorite to his older, more extroverted and handsome brother Karl.



* ThirdPersonPerson: You could be forgiven to think that there must be more than one character named Spiegelberg. The man just loves to talk about himself in third person.



* Toxic FriendInfluence: Without Spiegelberg, Karl and his friends would never have become outlaws.

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* Toxic FriendInfluence: ToxicFriendInfluence: Without Spiegelberg, Karl and his friends would never have become outlaws.



* WouldHurtAChild: Schufterle brags about having thrown a baby into the flames of a burning house. Karl expells him for that.

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* WouldHurtAChild: Schufterle brags about having thrown a baby into the flames of a burning house. Karl expells him for that.it.

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