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* FanPreferredCouple: Edmond/Mercedes, which is incorporated into most adaptations of the novel. This is most likely partly due to Edmond/Haydee being a case of WifeHusbandry.

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* FanPreferredCouple: Edmond/Mercedes, which is incorporated into most adaptations of the novel. This is most likely partly due to Edmond/Haydee being a case of WifeHusbandry.
WifeHusbandry (done by the wife, but still). One series even pairs Haydée off with Franz d'Epinay.


* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The musical has some of the most breathtaking (sometimes literally) songs in musical history.
** ''The Man I Used to Be'' is sung by Dante at the end, melancholic, yet hopefull, looking forward to a brighter future. Also contains callbacks to ''I'll be there''.
** ''I Know Those Eyes''/''That Man is Dead'', sung when Mercedes and Dante meet at a party thrown by the latter. Mercedes us overcome with joy at seeing the man she loves and thought was dead, but Dante is bitter and cold, refusing her advances. All the while, both wonder if they can truly live without each other.
** ''Hell to your Doorstep''. A frightening song you'd expect from a Disney villain. Dante's plans for his enemies are truly frightening.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The musical has some of the most breathtaking (sometimes literally) songs in musical history.
** ''The Man I Used to Be'' is sung by Dante at the end, melancholic, yet hopefull, looking forward to a brighter future. Also contains callbacks to ''I'll be there''.
** ''I Know Those Eyes''/''That Man is Dead'', sung when Mercedes and Dante meet at a party thrown by the latter. Mercedes us overcome with joy at seeing the man she loves and thought was dead, but Dante is bitter and cold, refusing her advances. All the while, both wonder if they can truly live without each other.
** ''Hell to your Doorstep''. A frightening song you'd expect from a Disney villain. Dante's plans for his enemies are truly frightening.

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** [[https://youtube.com/watch?v=wkDzwJk8WuQ The Man That I Used To Be]] is wonderfully multilayered. It starts with a subtle, dark tune as the Count retrospects on his revenge, then into a lighter, kinder tune as he remembers who he was before revenge consumed him, before ending in a triumphant climax as he reconciles the two and resolves to move forward without losing sight of either part of his past. It's a beautiful, hopeful theme that fits with the musical's [[AdaptationalAlternateEnding more upbeat ending]].


* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The 1973 English/Italian animated series [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTpHTpSKFfs had a pretty sweet opening theme.]]

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The 1973 English/Italian animated series [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTpHTpSKFfs had a pretty sweet opening theme.]]


* MartyStu: Arguably protected by GrandfatherClause, but think about it; the Count himself spends several years in ''prison'', and in the meantime, obtains ''permanent'' night vision and manages to become a master of every common-for-the-day fighting style and several languages. Though to be fair, the latter two (mastery of multiple fighting styles and his fluency in languages) aren't impossible and in fact an educated man of the 19th century as Dantes became as the Count would be ''expected'' to speak multiple languages. Furthermore, he knew several languages as a sailor (Spanish, Italian, and probably bits of other languages), and one can image that he may have learned a little about fighting back then, too, meaning that the only unrealistic aspect is his night-vision. Arguably, just a case of tropes aren't bad.


* ValuesResonance: The book is quite shockingly ahead of its time in presenting a sympathetic homosexual couple (even if Dumas couldn't ever actually come out and say it at the time) who get a happy ending. In a time when a lot more attention has been called to the problematic use of BuryYourGays, it's quite nice that it didn't happen to one of the very first such couple in popular entertainment.

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* ValuesResonance: The book is quite shockingly ahead of its time in presenting a sympathetic homosexual couple (even if Dumas couldn't ever actually come out and say it at the time) who get a happy ending. In a time when a lot more attention has been called to the problematic use of BuryYourGays, it's quite nice that it didn't happen to one of the very first such couple couples in popular entertainment.



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* ValuesResonance: The book is quite shockingly ahead of its time in presenting a sympathetic homosexual couple (even if Dumas couldn't ever actually come out and say it at the time) who get a happy ending. In a time when a lot more attention has been called to the problematic use of BuryYourGays, it's quite nice that it didn't happen to one of the very first such couple in popular entertainment.


* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: Remember kids, vengeance is bad. The 2002 film will demonstrate that although it appears to be ''totally awesome'', it's nevertheless very, very bad.



* HilariousInHindsight: The 2002 film with Jim Caviezel gives him long hair and a beard from all those years of incarceration. He later played [[Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist Jesus]]. The movie also makes Dantes the biological father of Albert Mondego (Creator/HenryCavill). This would mean that Jesus was the father of ''[[Film/ManOfSteel Superman]]''.
* OneSceneWonder: Alex Norton as Napoleon in the 2002 film has maybe five minutes of screen time, but in that five minutes you absolutely see why this man nearly conquered Europe.

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* HilariousInHindsight: The 2002 film with Jim Caviezel gives him long hair and a beard from all those years of incarceration. He later played [[Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist Jesus]]. The movie also makes Dantes the biological father of Albert Mondego (Creator/HenryCavill). This would mean that Jesus was the father of ''[[Film/ManOfSteel Superman]]''.
* OneSceneWonder: Alex Norton as Napoleon in the 2002 film has maybe five minutes of screen time, but in that five minutes you absolutely see why this man nearly conquered Europe.

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** Are the similarities between the half brothers [[spoiler:Edouard and Benedetto]] the result of [[NatureVersusNurture nature or nurture]]?
*** As evidence of the former are all the crimes committed by their father and the fact that both displayed the exact same SpoiledBrat tendencies as children despite being brought up in distinctly dissimilar circumstances.
*** As evidence of the later is the fact that neither their grandfather nor their shared half-sister ever displayed any {{jerkass}} tendencies, and that both boys were spoiled rotten by their respective mother figures.


** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQUK19zJqyc "I Will Be There"]] is perfectly capable of giving you chills.

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** The romantic duet [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQUK19zJqyc "I Will Be There"]] is perfectly capable of giving you chills.


** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SicOw6aNx3M A story told from the musical adaptation.]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQUK19zJqyc I will be there can give you chills.]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WrdCPSK7_k Hell to Your Doorstep is three minutes of pure badass.]]

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** The musical adaptation gives us the superb VillainSong, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SicOw6aNx3M "A Story Told"]].
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SicOw6aNx3M A story told from the musical adaptation.]]
com/watch?v=tQUK19zJqyc "I Will Be There"]] is perfectly capable of giving you chills.
** The epic vow of vengeance that is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQUK19zJqyc I will be there can give you chills.]]
** [[https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=-WrdCPSK7_k Hell "Hell to Your Doorstep Doorstep"]] is three minutes of pure badass.]]

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** [[https://youtu.be/YskYXoXifE0 "I Know Those Eyes/This Man Is Dead"]] is gorgeous, haunting, ''and'' heartbreaking at the same time.


* NightmareFuel: The [[Series/TheCountOfMonteCristo mini-series]] with Creator/GerardDepardieu has a moment where Hermine Danglars (in this version, she had no child with her husband) starts ranting that she ''did'' have a son (with Villefort), the one Monte Cristo was [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow ever so subtly hinting at earlier]], [[KubrickStare staring at him]] the whole time while wearing a kind of [[TheUnsmile weirdly happy grin]]. Said son was believed to be dead and was BuriedAlive by Villefort, but thankfully Caderousse spied on Villefort the whole time and dug up the chest the baby was in, expecting to find a treasure. He adopted the son, named him Toussaint, and made him a partner in crime.


* NightmareFuel: The [[Series/TheCountOfMonteCristo mini-series]] with Creator/GerardDepardieu has a moment where Hermine Danglars (in this version, she had no child with her husband) starts ranting that she ''did'' have a son (with Villefort), the one Monte Cristo was [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow ever so subtly hinting at earlier]], [[KubrickStare staring at him]] the whole time while wearing a kind of [[TheUnsmile weirdly happy grin]]. Said son was believed to be dead and was BuriedAlive by Villefort, but thankfully Caderousse spied on Villefort the whole time and dug up the chest the baby was in. He adopted the son, named him Toussaint, and made him a partner in crime.

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* NightmareFuel: The [[Series/TheCountOfMonteCristo mini-series]] with Creator/GerardDepardieu has a moment where Hermine Danglars (in this version, she had no child with her husband) starts ranting that she ''did'' have a son (with Villefort), the one Monte Cristo was [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow ever so subtly hinting at earlier]], [[KubrickStare staring at him]] the whole time while wearing a kind of [[TheUnsmile weirdly happy grin]]. Said son was believed to be dead and was BuriedAlive by Villefort, but thankfully Caderousse spied on Villefort the whole time and dug up the chest the baby was in.in, expecting to find a treasure. He adopted the son, named him Toussaint, and made him a partner in crime.

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