|Name:||Cosette, Euphrasie, Cosette Fauchelevent, Cosette Pontmercy, Alouette, Ursule or Ursula, the Lark, Mademoiselle Lanoire or Lenoire|
|Relationships:||Fantine (mother); Félix Tholomyès (biological father); Jean Valjean (adoptive father); Marius Pontmercy (eventual husband)|
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Cosette, birth name Euphrasie, also known as Cosette Fauchelevent, and finally as Cosette Pontmercy, is a character in Les Misérables. She is the daughter of Fantine and Félix Tholomyès, and the adoptive daughter of Jean Valjean. She falls in love with and eventually marries Marius Pontmercy.
Cosette is the daughter of Fantine and the adoptive daughter of Jean Valjean. Her journey from an abuse survivor at the hands of the the Thénardiers to a respectable young woman and the wife of Marius Pontmercy, as well as her relationship with her adoptive father, is an important aspect of the second half of the novel.
The canonical ship Cosette Fauchelevent/Marius Pontmercy, or Marisette, is the fandom's biggest het ship. During earlier decades of the musical fandom, there was a ship war between Marisette and Marius Pontmercy/Éponine Thénadier where the latter was somewhat more popular, but with the fandom's shift towards a bigger focus on slash than het after the 2012 movie, Marius Pontmercy/Éponine Thénadier lost prominence. Indeed, the second most common Cosette ship is Cosette/Éponine Thénardier, or Eposette, the most popular femslash ship in the fandom. This ship is likely also partially a response to the past ship war.
- Siblings Cosette and Enjolras (AO3 tag).
- In the summer of 2020, a discussion blossomed on Tumblr about Cosette (and to a lesser extent Marius Pontmercy) being a goth, leading to both meta and fanart. This interpretation was noted as being unintuitive to the fandom's norms, making it a bit of a subversion of the usual fanon about Cosette.
- Eponine and cosette by isiedrawsstuff (Cosette/Éponine Thénardier)
- I’m not sure why this happened but here’s some eponinexcosette by chaezthetic (Cosette/Éponine Thénardier)
- an ep/Cosette sketch that didn’t fit w my other les amis smooches, so they get their own post :-) by batcii (Cosette/Éponine Thénardier)
- dude, these two were AB-SO-LUTELY PRECIOUS TO DRAW OH MY GOSH by ginkohs (Cosette/Éponine Thénardier)
- A Gift For Cosette by midautumnnightdream (Cosette & Père Fauchelevent & Jean Valjean)
- a second spring by voksen (Cosette/Javert)
- a simple touch by slytherintbh (Cosette & Javert)
- A Woman of Mercy by Miss M (missm) (Cosette/Marius Pontmercy)
- beautiful and afraid of nothing by lady_ragnell (Cosette/Éponine Thénardier, violence, death, dubcon, NSFW)
- Following You, Following Me by lady_ragnell (Cosette/Éponine Thénardier)
- How To Change The World Without Taking Power by shellcollector (Cosette/Éponine Thénardier)
- inosculation, or, that time Javert panicked and stole a small child by visiblemarket (Cosette & Javert)
- Metamorphosis by Splintered_Star (MCD, Jean Valjean & Cosette)
- Needles and Needles by hyenateeth (Cosette/Éponine Thénardier)
- Omnia mutantur, nihil interit by Apathy and saltedpin (Cosette/Marius, Javert/Jean Valjean)
- Poster Boy by Sarah1281 (Cosette/Enjolras)
- The Legacy of Thénardier by spiderfire (past child abuse, Cosette/Marius, Cosette & Jean Valjean)
- The Problem With Dating a Saint by grlnamedlucifer (Cosette/Éponine Thénardier)
- to be loved and to be in love by missandrogyny (Cosette/Éponine Thénardier)
- Cosette/Marius Pontmercy
- Cosette/Éponine Thénardier
- Cosette/Marius Pontmercy/Éponine Thénardier
- Can't find the meme but Cosette for the Character Essentials thing? :)
- Cosette's birthday
- Cosette for the Character meme? :D
- Cosette's hair and archetypes
- cosette is literally such a good character?
- Eponine/Cosette Parallels
- my child, what will become of you? (Virginie Ledoyen)
- The Main Character
- More casual reminders (Cosette Edition)
- things cosette is
- why cosette is the shit, an explanation
- Why is she the girl in the Les Misérables broadway posters?
- Y'all always misjudging Cosette’s character.
- I can’t believe it took me so long to realize Cosette is canonically a goth
Archives & Fannish Links
- Cosette Fauchelevent tag on the AO3