Charlotte Dunois (シャルロット デュノア, Sharurotto Dyunoa?) is a 1st year transfer student at the IS Academy In Class One and is the IS Representative Candidate of France. She is the 4th heroine to be introduced to the Infinite Stratos series.
AppearanceBeing sent as a spy by her father, her appearance is that of an androgynous male with long, straight, and spiky blonde hair that is tied into a low ponytail. She has purple eyes and wears the same IS Academy uniform as Ichika. While Charlotte has been described as being a cute girl, she has also been noted to look good in guy clothes, much to her dismay.
In episode 8, when she decided to re-introduce herself to the class as "Charlotte" Dunois, she wears the IS Academy female uniform with a skirt, and red-and-white sneakers on her bare feet. The IS Training uniform she wears also changes into the female version, with orange edges, and it has changed from a two-piece to a one-piece suit with stockings that cut off at the feet. In volume 3, she received a silver bracelet from Ichika and started wearing it on her right wrist.
Even if her true purpose at the academy was to spy on Ichika, discover how he is able to pilot an IS, and acquire data from his IS, Charlotte is a very friendly and kind-hearted girl, always maintaining a polite demeanour towards everybody, unlike the haughty Cecilia, the cranky Houki, the aggressive Lingyin, the ruthless Laura, the flirty Tatenashi, and the timid Kanzashi. She has an inherent dislike of lying to anyone, as she mentions that she is relieved that she was able to tell Ichika the truth after he discovered her true identity, and even apologizes for having to lie to him all the time.
Charlotte is one of two girls that does not have a 'Tsundere' attribute; the other being Laura, after their fight in the tournament. It is also noted that unlike the other girls, who primarily focus upon making Ichika fall in love with them, Charlotte instead prioritizes making Ichika happy. Due to this, Ichika views her as the kindest girl among the five, even going as far as describing her smile as 'the smile of an Angel/Goddess'. The only two problems are that Charlotte, even when angry, tends to keep this facial expression (with the addition of the usual protruding blood vein mark), which he refers to as 'The smile from the Angel of Death'; and this, ironically, makes her the scariest girl to anger.
Though as a whole, she still has some form of romantic interest in Ichika because she stated that she felt like she was wanted by someone for the very first time. While she is not one to flirt in order to gain Ichika's attention, unlike everyone else, she has had him hold her hand, hugged him from behind in the Boys' Grand Public Bath while making skin contact (which embarrasses Ichika) and tried to have him kiss her while she tried to feed him a cookie she placed in her mouth. She can also show jealousy at times, as she was among the girls who attacked Ichika with their IS when he was about to kiss Houki. In later volumes, Charlotte has grown increasingly bold in trying to get closer to Ichika, including trying to sneak into his room when the 1st years went to Kyoto.
Charlotte had a very close relationship with her late mother and has many fond memories of her. Chief among these are all the times they went shopping in the market together, which she is reminded of when the group go shopping during summer break. By contrast, her relationship with her living father is incredibly distant, to the point that they have only met in person twice and have talked for less than an hour. This is most likely the reason why she didn't hesitate to abandon her mission once Ichika discovered her true identity.
While Charlotte has been shown to be quite mature, she doesn't mind being girly or childish, such as getting Laura and herself cat pajamas and even teasing her with them (although she became very embarrassed when Ichika saw her in them the first time). She can also be very impulsive, usually creating very awkward and embarrassing situations for her and Ichika, only realizing what she's doing (or has done) when it is too late, such as when she brought him into a changing room to hide him from the other girls, only to start changing her clothes anyway.
Infinite Stratos & Abilities
Her knowledge of IS is vast, being able to give detailed explanations on her company's 2nd Generation IS and able to discern the abilities and issues of other models. Her skills are quite top-notch, as she was able to buy time for Ichika to rescue Cecilia and Lingyin by holding Laura off with her IS, despite being the oldest model in IS Academy. Charlotte is also the only one who has mastered the Rapid Switch technique on screen. Being an IS Representative Candidate, Charlotte has received military training and could easily overpower several robbers alongside Laura.
Charlotte's personal IS is the Rafale-Revive Custom II, provided by Dunois Corporation. It is a heavily modified version of Raphael-Revive, a latest-model 2nd generation IS, famous for sturdy design and ease of use. In volume 11, Raphael-Revive Custom ll combined with the 3rd generation IS Cosmos to became Rein Carnation, the worlds' first dual-core IS.
Outside of her combat skills, Charlotte is also a talented cook.
Charlotte was born as a daughter of a mistress to the CEO of Dunois Industry, the largest IS-production and development corporation in France.
Her presence wasn't noticed by the Dunois family, even by the CEO himself, until Charlotte came to him after her mother died and left a letter explaining her ties to him. (In the anime, Charlotte's father knew about her, but they stayed at a separate area far from the company and home, until her mother died 2 years prior to the story and a representative came to take her back.)
Being an "unwanted daughter" in the Dunois family, she was constantly mistreated and abused by them.
When it was discovered that she had a great aptitude for IS piloting, the CEO thought of a plan to keep his company afloat, which was being greatly pressured for not showing much progress in the development of 3rd Gen. IS. Unlike the other nations, France did not join the EU pact and was, in turn, forced to develop a 3rd Gen. IS all by itself. This burden fell heavily on Dunois Industry. When the company continuously failed to show any viable results, the French government considered withdrawing its IS development and production rights, which made the CEO even more frantic about the matter.
Unable to produce satisfactory results, the CEO decided to obtain the data from elsewhere, and faked Charlotte's gender. Believing Charlotte to be the world's "2nd male" IS pilot, the French government chose her as one of its representative candidates, and sent her to IS Academy. According to Dunois' plan, Charlotte was to get close to Ichika (this part was no problem, since Charlotte (under the alias of "Charles") and Ichika were the only "males" in the IS Academy, and would naturally be assigned same room) and steal important data from his Byakushiki, which was viewed as the newest 3rd Gen. IS at that time.
Charlotte is first introduced in Class One as a "male" transfer student and a French IS Representative Cadet under the name of Charles Dunois. After hearing that it's another male student, all the girls in the class scream with joy until Chifuyu instructs the class to be silent. She also tells Ichika to look after Charles since he's a boy too. When Chifuyu tells the class to change quickly and prepare for IS practice with Class Two, Ichika takes Charles' hand (which she blushes) and runs through the hallways, only to narrowly escape the girls chasing after them.
After they make it to the changing room, Ichika says that he's relieved that Charles came to the school, since being a sole male in school is pretty tough. They then introduce their name for the first time, which they didn't have the opportunity to do earlier. Time was catching up, so Ichika tells Charles to change quickly and removes his clothes, to which Charles blushes and looks away. Charles then tells Ichika that he'll change on the condition that Ichika has to turn around. Ichika turns, and two seconds later, Charles is done, with Ichika complimenting her speed. He then starts talking about how tangled the clothes are, making her blush. They then talk about Charles' background and family (Dunois company), which Ichika compliments about her aura from a high-class family.
During the IS demonstration battle between Lingyin and Cecilia against Maya, Charles makes a commentary on Maya's IS, as requested by Chifuyu, displaying her wide knowledge of the Dunois company's IS making. After the demonstration, Charles, along with the other Personal Machine holders (Ichika, Cecilia, Lingyin, and Chifuyu) do a group practice, presenting their IS machine to the split group. Charles has a tough time dealing with advances from other girls.
After the practice, Charles is invited by Ichika to eat together with Houki (she invited Ichika only) on the school roof. Seeing that the atmosphere is tense between Houki, Cecilia, and Lingyin, Charles asks if it was a good idea that he was invited. Ichika then tells him that it's okay and that boys should get along with each other since they will be sharing the same room as well. She also comments on how Ichika and Houki get along after seeing Ichika feed food to Houki. Later on in the dorm, after hearing that Ichika does IS practice after school, Charles asks him if he could join, since he also has a personal IS, which Ichika accepts without a problem.
The next day, during an IS practice, Charles asks Ichika for a duel and wants to try fighting the Byakushiki, revealing his orange personal IS, Raphael Revive of the Dunois company, France's second-generation IS. They battle for a while until they rest and talk about Byakushiki's weaknesses and how Ichika can improve his IS combat. They then practice shooting accuracy. Charles helps Ichika shoot by holding him very close, making Houki, Cecilia, and Lingyin jealous. Suddenly, Laura Bodewig appears with her 3rd generation Schwarzer Regen German IS and declares a fight against Ichika. Upon his refusal of a battle, Laura shoots him, but Charles uses her shield to protect Ichika, commenting that Germans are hot-tempered. After being scolded by an Academy instructor, they all stop fighting. In the locker room, Ichika thanks Charles and suggests that they change/shower together, pulling her closer to him. Charles blushes and runs away.
Later in the day, when Charles is taking her shower, Ichika opens the bathroom door to give the body soap bottle that was missing and accidentally sees her body. They freeze and Ichika, shocked, leaves the bathroom awkwardly without any word about it. Moments later, he suggests that they have some tea, but upon hand contact with her, Charles hesitates, which makes the hot teacup spill on his hand. Ichika runs to the sink to put cold water and Charles tries to help him. Ichika tells her that he can feel her breast sticking to his arm, which makes Charles blush and call him a pervert. A few minutes later, Ichika asks Charles why she's pretending to be a boy. She then reveals her true story about her father forcing her to attend IS Academy, spying on Ichika, and getting information about the Byakushiki. After the story, she feels better and apologizes for lying about her gender. Ichika then confesses that parents shouldn't treat their children like that, saying that he and Chifuyu were abandoned by their parents. He asks Charles what will she do now, to which she responds that since her gender's been revealed, she'll surely be called back to her country and be sent to prison. Ichika replies that he'll keep his mouth shut so all matters will be settled and that even if the case become public, neither Charles' father nor the Dunois company can do anything because of a special IS Academy article stating that "The students within this Academy, while they are enrolled, do not belong to any country, organization, or group." He also says that they can take time to think about it while in the IS Academy. Relieved, Charles thanks Ichika for defending her, but he comments that her breasts are showing when she bends down. She calls him a pervert again. They are interrupted by Cecilia knocking on the door, asking Ichika to eat dinner with her. Ichika and Charles then pretend that the latter is sick, and that Ichika was just putting a blanket on him. Cecilia then takes Ichika away.
Later in the night, when Ichika comes back, he brings some dinner for Charles. She has a hard time using chopsticks so Ichika volunteers to go get a fork, but Charles refuses for fear that she'll bother him. Ichika then tells her to learn to depend on others and that she'll suffer if she keeps being so hesitant. Upon Ichika's suggestion to start depending on him, Charles asks Ichika to feed her using the chopsticks, probably in reflection with the previous scene where Ichika fed Houki earlier. Ichika hesitates, but agrees, saying that men keep their word. They then have fun for the rest of the night.
Everybody in the class is talking about the rumor that if one of them was victorious in that month's inter-class tournament, that person can go out with Ichika. Charles asks them on what they're talking about, but they blush and run away.
In the hallway, when Charles is walking with Ichika and talking about the special training before the tournament, they hear about three representative cadets fighting, so they immediately run to the scene. Observing Laura's fight against Cecilia and Lingyin, she explains Laura's A.I.C. (Active Inertia Canceller) weapon feature, an ability that negates the inertia of a moving mass. As Cecilia and Lingyin's life are in danger, Ichika jumps into the arena and fights, but can't solve Laura's A.I.C., forcing Charles to fire against Laura. Ichika takes the opportunity to get Cecilia and Lingyin away from the battle, but Charles gets trapped with one of Laura's guided-wire daggers. As Laura takes her beam saber and attacks Charles, Chifuyu interferes. The instructor tells them that they should settle the remainder of their battle in the inter-class tournament, Charles and Ichika agree.
In the hospital, Charles comments that Cecilia and Lingyin are "overdoing it", explaining that it must be quite embarrassing for them to show their awkward side to the person they like. Ichika doesn't understand it, but the two hospitalized girls get nervous. Charles also asks if it was all for Ichika, making Cecilia and Lingyin jump on Charles to shut him up. A bunch of girls barge into the room, showing them an announcement for the inter-class tournament: the event will be in pairs. They each ask the two boys to pair with them, but Ichika apologizes and says that he's pairing with Charles, making the girls walk away. Cecilia and Lingyin tell the boys they have to win and they'll support the boys.
Later in the night, during the walk back to the dormitory, Charles thanks Ichika for him choosing to pair with her and that she's very happy. Ichika explains that if Charles were to be paired with someone else, they might expose Charles as a girl, which would be bad. Charles replies that Ichika's kind, making him blush.
In room 1025, Ichika tells Charles that when no one else is around, Charles doesn't have to force herself to speak like a man. She tells him she's been trained to act and speak like a man before coming to IS Academy and that she might not be able to revert back so suddenly, but if Ichika is bothered by it, when they're alone together, she'll try to speak like a girl. Ichika replies that the Charles who uses male speech mannerisms is pretty cute too, making Charles blush. Ichika decides to go away and change, but Charles insists that he stay, stating that people might think it's weird if one of them were to go outside since they're (supposedly) both guys. Ichika suggests they change with their backs facing each other. While changing, Charles gets her leg caught and trips, making Ichika turn around. A series of similar events happen and they struggle to change without seeing each other's bodies. When Ichika feels and accidentally picks up Charles' panties, the latter blushes and unwillingly kicks him in the face, knocking him unconscious. Later, when Ichika is sleeping, Charles comments to herself of the awkward clothes changing session and that Ichika is trying too hard not to look. As she goes to her bed, she turns back and thinks it is the first time that she felt someone needed her. She then kisses Ichika on the forehead before going to sleep.
The fight has started and Ichika immediately goes on to strike first at Laura, but is stopped by her AIC. As Laura prepares to shoot Ichika while he's paralyzed, Charles appears behind Ichika and counter-attacks Laura with her Rapid Switch, but Houki interferes, stating that she won't have them forget about her. Laura feels that Houki is in her way, so she uses her tentacles to remove her out of her business against the boys. While Ichika and Laura fight, Charles defeats Houki first and resumes her battle against Laura.
During the fight, they discover the AIC's weakness: Laura can only focus on stopping one enemy per time. They then use different "sacrifice-and-attack" combos to slowly defeat her. Ichika gets his energy shield exhausted and Laura takes advantage to pin him down to the ground, but Charles keeps protecting him with her Ignition Boost, stating that it's the first time he's using it. Charles then uses her Shield Pierce weapon to brutally punch Laura's shield multiple time and exhaust her armor. Laura, fainting, is suddenly consumed by her IS and transforms into a large dark mech that matches Chifuyu's fighting style. Angry about this, Ichika decides to fight against it, but Houki holds him back, telling him that he doesn't have to do anything and the matter will be resolved by the instructors troop. Ichika still refuses and Charles offers him enough energy to manifest his sword, making him promise that if he loses, he'll have to wear a female uniform to school starting the next day, embarrassing Ichika and Houki. After Ichika gets enough energy, he cuts through the mech and saves Laura.
While Ichika and Charles are discussing the match at dinner in the cafeteria, they see Houki observing them with a frustrated face. Ichika goes up to her and says that he'll go out with her, and Houki, thinking that he wants to be her boyfriend, becomes excited. However, Ichika only means that he wouldn't mind going shopping with her. Upon realizing Ichika's actual intentions, Houki punches him in the face, kicks him, and leaves. Charles comments she thinks Ichika might be doing these things (being oblivious to the advances of girls) on purpose. Maya appears and congratulates them on their hard work and they must have had a hard day. She tells them that to compensate for their hard work, a place has been revived from that day on: the Boys' Grand Public Bath.
Later, in the Boys' Grand Public Bath, when Ichika is relaxing, Charles joins him in the water, making Ichika extremely nervous. The latter proposes that he'll get out, but Charles insists that Ichika stay, stating that she's got something to tell him. Talking back to back, Charles starts to confess that she wants to stay at IS Academy if Ichika's there. She also confesses on how she should be and starts hugging Ichika from behind, having skin contact, making Ichika even more nervous. Charles then requests that Ichika calls her "Charlotte" from now on, saying that it's her real name, the name her mother gave her, to which Ichika agrees.
The next day, Charles introduces herself to the class under the name of "Charlotte" Dunois, shocking the whole class. As everyone knows Ichika and Charlotte used the Boys' Bath the night before, Lingyin charges into the class with her IS to jealously attack Ichika, probably jealous that he bathed with another girl instead of her, but in the nick of time, he is saved by Laura.
In the morning, while on a train with Ichika, Charlotte asks why is she the only one with Ichika. He replies that it's seaside school soon and since both of them don't have swimsuit, he brought her along. When Ichika accidentally calls her Charles, she gets a bit angry and asks him to call her Charlotte again. After getting off the train, Charlotte tells Ichika that she'll forgive him if they hold hands, to which he agrees. She is a bit annoyed that Ichika doesn't understand that she's trying to flirt him. Meanwhile, Cecilia and Lingyin stalk them along with Laura. Ichika stops walking and tells Charlotte that since everyone knows Charlotte's a girl, calling her "Charlotte" isn't anything special anymore and that they should think of another name for her, one for the two of them. He suggests "Charl", easy and very intimate. Charlotte gets excited and agrees to the new name she's got, saying to herself that she feels like a bit more special. They walk a little bit more and Ichika tells Charlotte to go on ahead without him because he has something else to buy, looking at the jewelry store.
A moment later, Ichika runs into Dan and Ran, who are shopping too. When Dan tells him that the tons of bags he's holding are Ran's swimsuits and that she plans to show them to Ichika, Ran kicks him away, surprising Ichika. She then tells him that next year, she'll join the IS Academy and become his underclassman. Ichika wishes her good luck and tells her to study for her exams. While Ran looks for Dan, Charlotte appears and pulls Ichika away to a swimsuit store and they get into the changing room.
Ichika, surprised, asks her why are they hiding. Charlotte replies that she wants to know what Ichika thinks about the swimsuit she picked. She then takes a peek outside just to see Cecilia, Lingyin, and Laura still stalking them. Charlotte says to herself that if they find her, they'll interfere with her plan to flirt with Ichika. She then starts undressing, shocking Ichika as he turns around. After a moment of hesitation, Charlotte keeps undressing and Ichika starts reciting the number pi to distract himself from imagining Charl's naked body. After she's done, he turns around and see she's in a beautiful orange swimsuit. Charlotte, blushing, asks him if it's weird and he screams "Not at all! I think it looks great!", which the shop owner hears from outside. Coincidentally, Chifuyu and Maya are in the boutique and hear Ichika and Charlotte's voices in the changing room. They open the curtain and Maya is shocked to see both of her students in the changing room. Ichika and Charlotte then get a moral lesson from Maya in the middle of the boutique about drawing the line, even as classmates.
At the beach, Maya tells everybody to enjoy themselves and to return to the inn in time for dinner.
Charlotte gets to Ichika and presents a girl with an eye patch wrapped in a towel, which Ichika freaks out and calls her the Bath Towel Monster. Ichika discovers it's Laura by her voice. After Charlotte purposely teases her that she'll have fun with Ichika without her if she doesn't show her swimsuit, Laura removes the towel and exposes her black swimsuit, telling that they can laugh if they want. They then tells her that there's nothing funny about it and Ichika says that she's cute, making Laura blush, saying that it's the first time anyone has said that to her.
Honne and her friends then ask Ichika to keep his long-awaited promise: beach volleyball. As they play, Laura gets so obsessed by the fact that Ichika calls her cute that she gets hit in the face by the ball. As Ichika gets close to ask if she's alright, Laura blushes even more and runs away. Maya arrives and asks if she can play volleyball with them, bringing Chifuyu in an attractive swimsuit that makes everybody praise her. Seeing that Ichika blushes at the sight of his sister, Charlotte asks if Orimura-sensei is Ichika's type. He replies "what are you saying?!" Charlotte then tells him that it's quite a different reaction from the time when she and the other girls showed him their swimsuits. She then sighs and says that's a lot of rivals and now Orimura-sensei joins the fray. Ichika tells her that Chifuyu is quite the strong enemy and they shouldn't be unprepared. Charlotte sighs again, saying that maybe Ichika didn't understand that by rivals, she meant love rivals, not volleyball enemies. They then have fun playing volleyball for the rest of the day.
OVA: "A Sextet Yearning for Love" Charlotte goes to the Orimura household after hearing Ichika say that he would be home. After some hesitation, Ichika startles Charlotte. After enjoying some time with Ichika while drinking some barley tea, Cecilia arrives to both girls' disappointment. They share the three cakes that Cecilia brought, where Ichika feeds Cecilia and Charlotte. Before feeding Ichika, Laura, Houki, and Rin arrive. After some debate of going outside or inside, they start playing a game where they guess what the others have molded. Chifuyu comes home after playing for awhile. All the girls notice how Ichika acts towards his sister. After Chifuyu leaves, they start playing the game again. Ichika decides to go get groceries to make dinner with all the girls planning to make dinner, including Cecilia, to which everyone reacts with disregard. After arriving back at Ichika's place, the girls start cooking their own dishes. Cecilia's doesn't turn out well. The scene where the girls hang out with Ichika ends with them enjoying the dishes that are prepared.
- "Ichika no Ecchi!" (Ichika you pervert!)- Simply translated to "You are a pervert!" in the english dub
- Charlotte to Ichika every time they're in a perverted situation (Many time)
- Charlotte: "I've told you before, but..."
Ichika:"Staying in school, you mean?"
Charlotte: "Yes, that. I think I'll stay here. If you're here, I want to stay here too."
Ichika: "O..Oh, I see!"
Charlotte: "Also you see...I've decided something else as well. I've decided how I should be."
Ichika: "H..How you should be?"
Charlotte: "Could you call me Charlotte from now on? Even if it's only when we're alone..."
Ichika: "Is that your real-"
Charlotte: "Yes. My real name. The name my mother gave me."
Ichika: "Okay, Charlotte."
- Charlotte and Ichika in the Boys' Grand Public Bath (Episode 8)
- Charlotte: "Ichika, could you feed me?"
Charlotte: "You said that I could depend on you, right?"
-Charlotte asking Ichika to feed her (Episode 6)
- As of recent polls regarding the viewers' favorite female IS character, Charlotte has ranked number one over all other main characters. In one particular poll, she received an impressive rating of 64% at theakiba.com as of July 6th 2012, with the closest competition being Houki Shinonono (whose rating was only 17%). Such reception has brought up the question whether or not Charlotte will end up winning Ichika's affections by the end of the series, since Houki has been hinted as being his favorite.
- This is often used in the light novel. As at the end of Volume 3, Houki regrets her action due to mostly the fact Charlotte is in the same class then. In Volume 4, Lingyin puts Charlotte in the same position as Houki when she was thinking about getting ahead with her plan.
- The name "Dunois" is actually the last name of Jean de Dunois, a French illegitimate son of Louis I, Duke of Orléans, who was known as "The Bastard of Orléans."
- Her color and "goggles" on her head are references to Transformers: Animated Jetfire.
- Her relationship with Laura is a historical in-joke based on the real relationship between France and Germany: They were enemies in the beginning (which is shown in several scenes in the anime wherein they insult each other's countries), but established the "Franco-German Friendship" after the second World War. Similarly, Charlotte's and Laura's friendship only started to bloom after a particular event.
- Charlotte's Rafale-Revive Custom II bears a slight resemblance to the CB-0000G/C Reborns Gundam from Gundam 00 when viewed from the back.
- The Rafale-Revive shares the same color palette as Allelujah Haptism's Kyrios, Arios and Harute Gundams, also from Gundam 00.
- Ironically, while Charlotte is kind and respectful to everybody and admit she likes Ichika because of how kind he is, she doesn't like it how he's kind to everybody (even wishing that Ichika would treat just her this way). She shares this trait with the other girls.
- Ironically, while Charlotte would quickly call Ichika a pervert when he touches or is being touched by her, she is always the one who creates the situation for this to happen. When she tried to prevent her and Ichika from changing in the same when she was pretending to be a boy, she would start trying to change in the same room as him after he learned she was a girl (this also reversed Ichika's position of trying to change in the same room to wanting to avoid changing in the same room). She even almost told him she's fine if he wanted to stay as she changed her clothes.
- As seen in volume 8, Charlotte's ideal world is where she's been working as a maid and is currently working for the Orimura family and is Ichika's future wife. This could be the reason why she likes wearing a maid outfit.
- Charlotte's dream world is by far the most different from her real life. Her dream world changes more of her own history than Ichika's.
- She has a similar appearance to Kintaros, Although her first name was taken from Strike Witches character, Charlotte "Shirley" Yeager.
- She alongside Cecilia make a cameo in Chapter 60 of Maken-Ki.
- The nickname she obtained from Ichika, Char, is a reference to Char Aznable from Mobile Suit Gundam. Yet, she also seems to have several aspects from Char, making her a "Char Clone":
- In an OVA episode, both Cecilia and Charlotte insisted that Ichika feed them a dessert personally by hand. Charlotte eagerly said "Yes, let us eat cake!". This is very likely a historical reference to the last queen of France Marie Antionette who was attributed with the infamous line: "Let them eat cake!".