So since I had fun speculating on Kamijo’s character as Louis XVII becoming a vampire etc. etc. (back when La Vie en Rose came out), and I was right, I thought I’d have fun picking this one apart too. xD
Well, my guess this time was that that red-cravat-clad figure was Beethoven, at first because of the striking resemblance to the famous 1820(-ish) Stieler portrait of the musician. This one’s bending it a bit more I think, though, but I don’t know much about Beethoven’s life. I do know that the timelines would KIND of make sense in age - if that was Beethoven waltzing into baby Louis XVII’s cell, it would have had to have been somewhere in between 1793 and 1795, because 1793 is when Louis XVI had his head lopped off, and 1795 is when Louis XVII died in prison as a widdle baby. :(
Beethoven himself was born in December 1770 (speculated; his birth records aren’t known but his baptism records are), so he would have been mid twenties during Louis XVII’s imprisonment. Only thing was, I’m pretty sure during the 1790s, Beethoven was establishing himself in Vienna, Austria, and as 1790s = crazy French Revolution tiems (including war with Austria), I don’t see why Beethoven would up and leave his musical studies/establishment to hang out in Paris. :P
(But I’m not an expert on Beethoven at all sooo eheh).
And the scene when supposed-Beethoven is teaching Kamijo to play - we could assume Kamijo’s Louis XVII is in his twenties or so, placing it at about 1810s? Beethoven was going deaf around then I think, and he took very few music students, was poor trying to take care of his family, etc. etc. And I don’t think he liked France very much (so why save the dauphin ?!).
Uhm. So it doesn’t seem logical that the guy is Beethoven, but the resemblance was too much, and it seems like a fun way for Kamijo’s character to say ‘heyyyy I learned from one of the best ;D!’ So … so … *throws historian-self out the window*
Actually I think he just didn’t go deeply enough with this XD Beethoven looks the same after 10 years, he has white hair when he meets Louis in The Temple, he was ~25 about that time so it doesn’t make sense. But still, it’s him for sure. It’s a changed story. In original Louis died, so we should expect too much historical truth xD
Yeah definitely, but I mean the Louis XVII thing was way more plausible so I was impressed with that. Then it was like *random Beethoven from left field* xD!