Twenty Years Later:
Twenty years can change alot. People leave while others are added, and those that stay are not the same. Here is a new list of Characters, you may notice some of the old characters are missing, and the descriptions for those that stayed may be very different. Pay close attention to who the new main characters are!
Warning! This page is rated mild for spoilers.
Explanatory Note for Frondeur Characters: As Parliament is now at war with the king, a new group called The Fronde (Frondeurs) has appeared. This group wishes to give power back to the princes and reduce the taxes; they are willing to resort to violent means to do so.
There are some characters who are only mentioned in the book, as they were important in the last or had an impact on this one. Here is an update of what happened to them.
- D'Artagnan-The only one of the quartet still a musketeer. Having been forgotten for 20 years, he is willing to enter the cardinal's service if not to be noticed, to attain the title of captain of the musketeers.
- Athos-AKA Le Comte de la Fere. No longer a musketeer, Athos is a frondeur! No longer a drunk, Athos is a happy country gentleman. No longer ill disposed to women, Athos is a father! Despite these differences he still retains his position as a father figure to the Musketeers.
- Aramis-AKA Monsieur l'abbe D'Herblay. Aramis is also a frondeur, working closely Athos. His heart is noticeably colder, but he does still recognize his friendship with the quartet. Despite his position as a priest, it is clear he is still a ladies man.
- Porthos-AKA De Valon de Bracieux de Pierrefonds. As can be seen by the name, Porthos is now rich and the owner of many estates. He is a cardinalist mainly because D'Artagnan promises to reward him with the title of Baron. He still lacks knowledge of politics, but he is now bigger and stronger and faithful once commited.
- Planchet- Planchet has moved far beyond the lackey stage, and is now a grocery store owner, and frondeur. After having helped a prisoner escape, he now must pretend to be D'Artagnan's servant to keep from getting hung. Planchet is a main player in The Fronde, as a main military leader for the poor. He even gets to try his hand as a captain!
- Grimaud- Though much older, and very capable, Grimaud is still Athos' servant. He is a frondeur as well, and in this book get's to try his hand as a prison guard. Though he is now permited to speak, he still prefers to use signals for his main communication.
- Mousqueton- The giant Mousqueton has found his happiness remaining Porthos' main sevant. In order to keep the respect of those under him he has shortened his name to Mouston. More than happy at Porthos' chateau, Mouston no longer likes the military life.
- Bazin- True to his calling, Bazin follows Aramis towards the orders on the hope of one day becoming a priest. He remains Aramis' lackey, but shows little kindness towards D'Artagnan.
- Raoul- AKA The Vicomte de Bragelonne or Athos' son. He is 15, but in love with a 7 year old named Louise de la Valliere. This book starts his first campaign as he goes to work for Monsieur the Prince. Raoul is perhaps the most confused on whish side is which and who to fight.
- De Guiche- Raoul's new best friend and campaign partner. Guiche is a count and seems to have the future set up for him.
- Conde or Monsieur the PrinceA frondeur when it suits his party. Wins the battle at Lens. Part of the confused politics at the time.
- Beaufort- Imprisoned because of his frondeur veiws, the new cardinal considers him the most terifying enemy.
- Rochefort- The man from Meung, as he was called in the last book, takes up a larger role in this one. Though a main leader of the frondeur if only to prove the cardinal wrong that he could not be active, he remains a friend to D'Artagnan.
- Olivain- One of Athos' sevants that is sent to follow Raoul on his campaign. A coward and not up to the standards of the four lackeys we have learned to love.
- La Ramee- One of the head prison guards at the Vincennes where Beaufort is held. A good man, with a good heart, he maintains the prison without actualy being a cardinalist.
- Chevereuse- AKA Marie Michon. While only mentioned in the previous book, Chevereuse enters the frondeur plots. She is the mother to Raoul, but he is unaware of this fact.
- Gondy- A leading member in the Frondeur who wishes to become the next cardinal. He helps bring the troops together for a seize of the Palas Royale.
- Cardian Mazarin- The new cardinal. In Dumas' book he is protrayed as a much weaker cardinal who does not know how to get rid of his enemies. His weakness is the purse strings he hates to open. Because of his relations the queen, he has the power of the king.
- Louis XIV- The new king of France, Louis is just a boy and therefore not very powerful. the Fronde wishes to take him away from the Queen and cardinal till he is old enough to rule.
- Anne of Austria- The Queen of France and the widowed wife of Louis the XIII. As Louis is not old enough power resides to her, but as she is the mistress to the cardinal, the cardinal has the power of a king.
- Louise de la Valliere- She is not truly seen in the book, but as she becomes an important character later, I name her. She is the 7-year-old girl whom Raoul loves. She injures her leg early in the book.
- Mordaunt- The son of Milady, he bears as much evil in him as she bore in herself. He cares for nothing but revenge, and is therefore a strong villain in this story.
- Charles I- The king of England, well as much of a king as he can be with the people in revolt. His life becomes a key struggle in the book.
- De Wardes- The uncle of sorts to Mordaunt, and still a good friend to our quartet.
- Cromwell- The bad guy in the England plot. He seeks to take the crown off of Charles I. His main helper is Mordaunt, whom he believes to be a good man.
- Parry- Loyal servant to Charles I and family.
- Monsieur de Treville- A few mentions in the beginning of the book tell us that Treville is still captain, but extremely ill and therefore D'Artagnan has unofficialy taken over his role. By the middle of the book it is said he has retired, and a comment from D'Artagnan near the end tells us his position was held open for at least one year. There is no mention on whether he dies or not, but the real Treville became a mayor and lived till the '70s. Dumas protrays Treville as 10 years older than his real life counterpart.
- Cardinal Richelieu- There are many mentions of Richelieu as the great cardinal, or the real cardinal. Dumas does not tell us how he died, only that he is dead.
- Louis XIII- Also dead now. Dumas does not tell us how.
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