just another modern au: dev patel as marius
"Passionate nostrils? What the- is that a thing?"
Yes, yes it is. And Marius Pontmercy has them.
Marius Pontmercy is a man who is in the process of discovering the world. And that includes everything from listening to all the great music from the 90s (‘for the last time, Marius, Hanson does not qualify as great music’), to learning how exactly public transportation works.
He is fluent in several languages and actually a lot more clever than people give him credit for. In fact, he’s putting himself through law school, and did he mention he’s fluent in several languages? Marius is passionate, too, he just doesn’t exactly know what to be passionate about yet, but he’s figuring that out as he goes along.
Courfeyrac once said, “Marius Pontmercy is the human equivalent of a baked potato that has achieved sentience”, and Marius isn’t quite sure what that means, but he likes it, so he’s had it printed on a couple of business cards.
His hobbies include hiding from women who think he’s attractive, trying to keep up with those ridiculous student revolutionaries who take everything way to seriously, and trying to understand the philosophical complexities of cabbage. He is also, without fail, the first person to get caught up in Courfeyrac’s numerous shenanigans and the last to realize they’re a bad idea.
Above all, Marius is a kind and loyal friend who is trying his best to make sense of the world around him, and honestly one of the best people you could hope to meet.