BBC’s The Musketeers quickly became one of my favorite shows, and I fell in love with each of the Musketeers. The show is full of action, period costumes, intrigue, and romance. I wrote about D’Artagnan earlier, but as the show has progressed, Athos has become my man. I wish there was more of him to watch, but season 3 is the last. However, I would recommend checking it out and watching the glorious Athos.
Some spoilers ahead!
Who is He?
Athos made his first appearance in Alexandre Dumas’s famous novel and in this latest incarnation he is played by Tom Burke. Athos is the default leader of the Musketeers. He takes the lead even after a night of binge drinking. He is like a brother to Aramis and Porthos as well as a father figure to D’Artagnan. Athos has a troubled past that shaped who he is today. He believes in honor and doing the right thing. However, he becomes more flexible to what the right thing is during the third season. His quiet and competent nature is tempered with outbursts of emotion. Athos is a good man and a hero.
Tom Burke’s first acting role was as Roland in Dragonheart: A New Beginning. He already got his nerd cred!
Why So Crushworthy?
As I’ve said many times, I have a weakness for the stoic characters with hidden fire underneath their calm façades. Athos fits the bill perfectly. Even during his drink-to-forget moments, he is calm and quiet. However, if there someone who needs to be rescued or a villain to fight, he is all fire. I’ve always liked Athos, but in season 3 he went up on the crushworthy scale. Maybe it’s because he is letting his emotions out more or the longer hair. I’m not entirely sure. Athos shows himself to be a leader who will jump into the fight first throughout all the seasons. He wants the best for his men and France. He starts out rigid in this department but later comes to realize that there are different ways to do the right thing. Also, doing the right thing also means following your heart.
Poor Athos has a bruised heart that makes viewers want to heal it. Athos had a tragic romance with Milady that left him scarred. Thankfully, he learns to open his heart again. I like seeing Athos showing emotion. It shows his strength of heart that he can start to move forward. Likewise, it makes him listen to his heart and not always make judgments based on the good of France. Athos’s loyalty also earns him points on the crushworthy meter. He really is “all for one” with his fellow Musketeers. Lastly, Athos shows you can fight the demons of your past and come out a better person. Fall in love with Athos by watching The Musketeers!