Though we supported the French Revolution, perhaps the Reign of Terror didn't have to cut off absolutely every one of those aristocrats' heads. The Scarlet Pimpernel, Sir Percy Blakeney, achieved Spider-Man-like acclaim by helping many of the endangered nobility sneak out of France -- a less bloody compromise. Blakeney concealed his identity by pretending to be even more of a useless limey dweeb than he was already (which put a great strain on his marriage, but... More >>>