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14 cats in fact
Cardinal Richelieu was definitely a cat person
This fact does not match with the BBC's character very much but still

villain with a catB-) (Cool) 

ps, wacom tablet
The Musketeers series is the property of BBC

ну вот, закончились мушкетеры, пичалькаDead (RIP) 
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The-Black-Panther Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
I love the lighting and the bold cat which climbed on the cardinal's back. Pity that they didn't include this into the tv show - the only movie I've seen Richelieu with a cat was some old version from 50s.

Although my favorite portrayal of Richelieu was the one played by Charlton Heston, Peter Capaldi is not bad in this part. Wish he was more charismatic and cunning, but overall I regret that he is not going to appear in the season 2 (I'm finishing watching the season 1 and I already know that he is going to die in this universe much earlier than in reality).
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MrBorsch Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you for your comment)

well, I can't say I like this character in the book or in it's movie/series portrayals very much. Dumas had invented a complete villain and that is not very historically accurate.

I've seen only Aleksander Trofimov's version apart from Capaldi's but it's hard to compare them because the first one is from the 1979 musical. 
You know, after two series of S2 I must say, I miss this character(
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I don't think he is portrayed as a villain in Dumas novels. Quite true he is plotting against the queen, but many times it is said that he is the one, who keeps everything in order and even d'Artagnan mentions in "Twenty Years After" that the cardinal was generous for those who did for him some service. He still remembers that it was Richelieu, who gave him the order with the promotion to a lieutenant.

You should definitely check out Lester's films, where the cardinal is played by Charlton Heston. I think it's the best portrayal of him.

Since the weakest part of the tv show is the screenplay, the cardinal suffered from being involved into idiotic plots (kill the queen, really?). I think in the season 2 the situation could be much more interesting - queen being aware of his betrayal, Richelieu knowing that she knows and trying not to cross the line but on the other fact suspecting that there is something between her and Aramis.

I also miss the character, because while the cardinal sometimes didn't serve as the main villain Rochefort doesn't have so much luck. It's another character whose portrayal is shown in much more darker colors that he was in the novel. I like Rochefort in the novels and what I get instead of a clever nobleman is another heartless, unsympathetic bastard killing everyone standing in his way and also a traitor as if it was not enough. :(
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MrBorsch Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Student General Artist
hmmm, maybe I don't remember him very clearly (read 8 years ago, school holiday reading). 

Could be, but mr Moffat crossed the Cardinal's path and managed the unmanageble: he killed a character in the show which isn't directed by him, well done.
The main point is that in the series 2 France doesn't bother anyone anymore (as far as I can see now), this is sad.


Unsympathetic....yeah that's the word, he's unsympathetic definitely.Nod 
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MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Pfft, a cunning villain cuddling his cat is a well-established trope!

tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php…
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MrBorsch Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Student General Artist
true)
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The-Rarispy Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That's adorable.
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MrBorsch Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student General Artist
thanks:D (Big Grin) 
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sleepyhead12567 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
This is fantastic! Love the lighting.
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MrBorsch Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Student General Artist
thank you!
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sleepyhead12567 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
You're welcome!
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ice-cream-skies Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is adorable.
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MrBorsch Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm glad you like it!
thank you)
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NicolaMichelle Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awhhh. The Cardinal + Cats makes me very happy!
Awesome job!
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MrBorsch Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student General Artist
XD Thank you very much!
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