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Unityprotagonist Arno Dorian may encounter a man known scarlet pimpernel the "Crimson Rose", the leader of the "Crimson League", a royalist organization which saves aristocrats from the guillotine.


Scarlet pimpernel, it is later discovered that Crimson Rose is a Templar, and he and the League are wiped out by Arno. His story is told in American Pimpernel: His story is told in two books and a film: Today it is also sometimes used more broadly for a scarlet pimpernel who is daring, mysterious, or evasive.

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Plot[ edit ] In during the Reign of Terror of the French Revolutiona secret league of brave Englishmen are rescuing French aristocrats from the guillotine. The leader of this secret society is a mysterious English nobleman known only as the Scarlet Pimpernel, whose signature sign is a scarlet pimpernel wayside flower.

In society he hides his identity by posing as the wealthy but foppish scarlet pimpernel seemingly empty-headed Sir Percy Blakeney Anthony Andrews.

After rescuing the Count de Scarlet pimpernel and his family, Percy is introduced to the beautiful French actress Marguerite St. Due to the Scarlet Pimpernel's past successes, Chauvelin is assigned to discover scarlet pimpernel identity and capture him.

After Percy and his associates smuggle another aristocrat out of the city while picnicking with Marguerite, Chauvelin deduces that the Scarlet Pimpernel scarlet pimpernel be an English nobleman, and tries to coerce the Count de Tournay Denis Lill to spy on the Scarlet pimpernel court for the Republic.

Later, Marguerite and Chauvelin have an argument over the executions and he angrily departs.

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Percy reveals his identity to Armand and scarlet pimpernel him to use his connections to Chauvelin to investigate the French prison holding the Dauphinson of the former King of France. Soon after, the Scarlet Scarlet pimpernel and his associates rescue de Tournay's family.

It occasionally gets high on the melodrama I about lost it when Sir Percy view spoiler [passionately kisses the places Marguerite's feet and hand have touched, half-crazed with frustrated love hide spoiler ] and it's incurably pro-aristocracy, though Baroness Orczy reluctantly admits that some of the French nobility had caused much suffering for the common people.

And Scarlet pimpernel, for a scarlet pimpernel who's supposed to be the cleverest woman on two continents, sure got smacked hard on the head by the Oblivious Fairy's wand. But the exploits of the Scarlet Pimpernel and his merry band are well-plotted and exciting to read, and the romantic relationship is unusual: