Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu/de Treville
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Cardinal Richelieu/Captain Treville is a pairing in Musketeers fandom. Their canon relationship is portrayed as antagonistic occasional allies/mostly enemies. They tend to work together for the common good of France, but have differing opinions on what constitutes the good of France, and what lengths to go to in order to achieve those goals.
Interest began in this ship early in 2014, with the first published fic on AO3 coming on Valentine's Day. Since then, fanworks have progressively been added, with new blood being drawn into the ship thanks to Peter Capaldi's tenure as the Doctor. There remains a steady Tumblr community as well.
Common Tropes in Fanworks
Spanish Prison AU - where Cardinal Richelieu is either found or has returned from being imprisoned in Spain during the events of Series 2.
- Circle of Traitors  by Grabmotte. "Possibly the best example of the Spanish Prison Trope. The authors other works are excellent demonstrations of the ship too.
- The Roles We Play  The Roles We Play by Cutthroat Bitch. An exploration of the relationship between the two, focusing on the grief and burden Treville now has to carry.