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{{Character Data
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|title= André
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|photo= Andre_portrait_resized.png | André by [[user:Distressedpudding|Distressedpudding]]
|name= André
|name=André  
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|race=[[Human]]
|race= [[:Category:Human characters|Human]]
|age=young
|occupation= Musician, [[Watchman]]
 
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|occupation=[[Opera House]] pianist/organist and member of the [[Cable Street Particulars]]
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|appearance=fair-haired
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|residence=[[Ankh-Morpork]]
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|books= {{M!!!}}
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{{spoilersfor|''[[Book:Maskerade|Maskerade]]''}}
{{spoilersfor|''[[Book:Maskerade|Maskerade]]''}}
'''André''' is a secret policeman looking for secret crimes, crimes that are not committed by the Guilds or the usual muggers. André's exact rank in the [[Ankh-Morpork City Watch|Watch]] is unclear, but he does have a proper policeman's badge. He is also a member of the [[Musicians' Guild]], allowing him to go undercover as a pianist at the [[Opera House]] during the scare of the Opera Ghost ({{M!!!}}), while Sgt. [[Detritus]] and Corporal [[Nobby Nobbs]] were acting as the badly-disguised, easily-distinguished undercover policemen mingling with the other opera patrons. So far, André is the first and only described member of the modern [[Cable Street Particulars]].  
'''André''' is a secret policeman looking for secret crimes, crimes that are not committed by the Guilds or the usual muggers. André's exact rank in the [[Ankh-Morpork City Watch|Watch]] is unclear, but he does have a proper policeman's badge. He is also a member of the [[Musicians' Guild]], allowing him to go undercover as a pianist at the [[Opera House]] during the scare of the Opera Ghost ({{M!!!}}), while Sgt. [[Detritus]] and Corporal [[Nobby Nobbs]] were acting as the badly-disguised, easily-distinguished undercover policemen mingling with the other opera patrons. So far, André is the first and only described member of the modern [[Cable Street Particulars]].  
It is noticeable that André automatically refers to his commanding officer as "Mr Vimes" throughout  the book. This is a privilege that [[Samuel Vimes]] strictly only confers on Watchmen who have either known him for a very long time, or who have actively saved his life at some point.  As André does not appear to fall into the former category, is it possible that there is a backstory here which has yet to be told?


Near the end of the Opera Ghost case, André seems to have temporarily mislaid his copper badge, and also he seems to be quite attracted to the new form of musicals, so it is unclear whether he continues to be a Watchman. However, this lack of clarity as to his precise status may be deliberate. See  [[Specials|here]]:
Near the end of the Opera Ghost case, André seems to have temporarily mislaid his copper badge, and also he seems to be quite attracted to the new form of musicals, so it is unclear whether he continues to be a Watchman. However, [[Specials|this lack of clarity as to his precise status may be deliberate]].
 
==Annotation==
In the Andrew Lloyd Webber ''{{wp|The Phantom of the Opera (1986 musical)|Phantom}}'' {{wp|The Phantom of the Opera (1986 musical)|musical}}, Monsieur André and Monsieur Firmin are the new, in-over-their-heads owners of the Paris opera house. Ankh-Morpork's André is just a musician, but at the end of {{M!!!}} he is last seen in the company of the owner [[Seldom Bucket|Mr Bucket]] and new musical director [[Walter Plinge]]--perhaps suggesting a promotion is in the works for him as well?


André also bears an interesting similarity to {{wp|The Persian|the Persian}} from the original ''Phantom of the Opera'': a detective who helps the protagonists confront the Ghost. In the {{wp|The Phantom of the Opera (1925 film)|the 1925 film}}, the Persian equivalent is even a secret policeman himself...


[[category:Discworld characters]]
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Latest revision as of 08:27, 19 December 2020

André
Name André
Race Human
Age young
Occupation Opera House pianist/organist and member of the Cable Street Particulars
Physical appearance fair-haired
Residence Ankh-Morpork
Death
Parents
Relatives
Children
Marital Status
Appearances
Books Maskerade
Cameos


André is a secret policeman looking for secret crimes, crimes that are not committed by the Guilds or the usual muggers. André's exact rank in the Watch is unclear, but he does have a proper policeman's badge. He is also a member of the Musicians' Guild, allowing him to go undercover as a pianist at the Opera House during the scare of the Opera Ghost (Maskerade), while Sgt. Detritus and Corporal Nobby Nobbs were acting as the badly-disguised, easily-distinguished undercover policemen mingling with the other opera patrons. So far, André is the first and only described member of the modern Cable Street Particulars.

Near the end of the Opera Ghost case, André seems to have temporarily mislaid his copper badge, and also he seems to be quite attracted to the new form of musicals, so it is unclear whether he continues to be a Watchman. However, this lack of clarity as to his precise status may be deliberate.

Annotation

In the Andrew Lloyd Webber Phantom musical, Monsieur André and Monsieur Firmin are the new, in-over-their-heads owners of the Paris opera house. Ankh-Morpork's André is just a musician, but at the end of Maskerade he is last seen in the company of the owner Mr Bucket and new musical director Walter Plinge--perhaps suggesting a promotion is in the works for him as well?

André also bears an interesting similarity to the Persian from the original Phantom of the Opera: a detective who helps the protagonists confront the Ghost. In the the 1925 film, the Persian equivalent is even a secret policeman himself...