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Character sheet for the 2011 film The Three Musketeers.

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Portrayed by: Logan Lerman

A young man from the farmlands of Gascony, taught to fight by his father, a former musketeer. He embarks on a travel to Paris in order to fulfill his dream of becoming a musketeer himself, only to discover that Cardinal Richelieu has disbanded them.

  • The Lancer: Of the Musketeers, albeit being the protagonist.
  • Limited Wardrobe: States to have only one set of clothes because his father is a poor man.

Portrayed by: Matthew Macfayden

The leader of the musketeers. A strong, honored and dedicated warrior, turned drastically harsh and bitter (and a heavy drinker) after Milady's betrayal, leading to their failure in mission and subsequent disbandment. He doesn't really get over it and still bears a severe grudge against his former lover.

  • Deadpan Snarker: The bitter version. He mocks the king ("He's a child, the Cardinal rules it all, might as well drink to him"), France ("We served it, fought for it and bled for it, look where it got us"), love and friendship ("a word of advice, boy: trust no one") while D'Artagnan attempts to propose what they should drink to.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: He ultimately decides to remain a musketeer; even with all the cons, he still has faith in themselves.

Portrayed by: Ray Stevenson

Portrayed by: Luke Evans



     Milady de Winter
Portrayed by: Milla Jovovich

Beautiful, charming and a superb combatant, she used to be Athos's lover and almost a fourth Musketeer (even uttering their motto with them)... until she pulled a Face–Heel Turn and double-crossed her allies when being evil proved to be more profitable, leading them directly to their downfall. This deadly assassin then proceeds to become an Evil Counterpart of her former allies.

Although initially seeming to side with Buckingham, she's later revealed to be working under Cardinal Richelieu as a covert agent. Of course, it's Milady we're talking about, you can never know whose side she's really on, if any.

  • Consummate Liar: Buckingham even lampshades this by asking her what her favorite color is just to see if she's even capable of telling the truth.
  • The Heavy: Her betrayal sets the plot in motion and she's the most active villain.
  • I Have Many Names: Apart from being called either Milady de Winter or simply Milady throughout the movie, some of her many names are summarized by Athos.
    "Comtesse de Winter, Charlotte Backson, Anne de Breuil, Lady Clarick... Milady."

     Cardinal Richelieu
Portrayed by: Christoph Waltz

The cunning and manipulative Chief Minister of France, he all but governs the kingdom. Although he is a man of the church and servant to God, Richelieu isn't very virtuous; he despises the king and the queen ("royal children", in his words) and sees himself as someone much better fit to rule France. Enlisting the help of Milady, he will stop at nothing to seize the crown.

Richelieu initially sees the Musketeers as a nuisance (as they're under the king's command, not his), and was the one responsible for their disbanding. When they resurface, the Cardinal starts to treat them as a threat to his plans.

  • Chess Motifs: And he claims hisself is the only opponent challenging enough

     Duke of Buckingham
Portrayed by: Orlando Bloom

A nobleman from England and the favourite of King James, Buckingham is implied to be an old foe of the Musketeers. Thanks to Milady's Face–Heel Turn, he's able to steal Da Vinci's secret project from Athos and proceed to build the grand flying machine, in order to create a favorable scenario for England in case of war.

He's sent to France by King James to hear King Louis's peace proposal and takes advantage of the situation to show off his new machine, unaware that the Cardinal plans to use him as a pawn in his plot to take over the throne.

  • Bring Him to Me: Milady warns him against this, but he does it anyway. Doesn't end up well for him.
  • Gunboat Diplomacy: Revealing to France that you possess an airship by landing it in the middle of a parade formation at Versailles for a peaceful visit is hard to beat.
  • The Scapegoat: Richelieu intends to use him as one, and almost succeeds too.

     Captain Rochefort
Portrayed by: Mads Mikkelsen

The commander of the Cardinal's guard, a large army that patrols France and has largely replaced the King's musketeers. He reports directly to Richelieu, and is widely known as "the right-hand man of the most powerful person in France". He develops a rivalry with D'Artagnan, and Cardinal Richelieu ultimately gives him the task of destroying the Musketeers once and for all.

  • Adaptational Job Change: In the novel, he is the Comte de Rochefort, serving as an underhanded agent to Richelieu who does dirty work that the Cardinal's Guards cannot. Here, he's Captain Rochefort, leader of said guards.
  • Bad Boss: He is prone to hitting and even killing his own men for making mistakes or questioning orders.
  • Death by Adaptation: Rochefort is fatally stabbed by D'Artagnan in the movie's climax, but lives to be in the novel's sequel.
  • The Dragon: Richelieu's second Dragon. As leader of the Cardinals Guards, he is a more official Dragon than Milady.
  • Eyepatch of Power: He wears an eyepatch over his left eye and is a formidable swordsman.
  • Guns vs. Swords: His first fight against D'Artagnan. His guns win.



Portrayed by: James Corden

  • Annoying Laugh: Has a very high-pitched shrill one, thanks to his actor.
  • Butt-Monkey: He is treated with very little respect by the musketeers, who constantly tell him to shut up.

     King Louis XIII 
Portrayed by: Freddie Fox

  • I Have This Friend...: When asking for romantic advice. Bonus points for slipping up and referring to himself halfway through.
  • Nice Guy: Bit of a buffoon, but aside from an occasional tantrum he’s a pretty convivial guy.

     Queen Anne 
Portrayed by: Juno Temple

  • Behind Every Great Man: She's smarter and more politically savvy than her husband. Richelieu's plan revolves around eliminating her as a threat so only he may have the king's ear.
  • Good Is Not Dumb: She's the only one who seems to suspect Richelieu.

Portrayed by: Gabriella Wilde

  • Damsel in Distress: She is captured by Rochefort, who threatens to kill her if the musketeers don't give him the queen's jewels.


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