The Duke of Monroth also known as Zidler's invester, is a rich, and psychotic, nobleman, who lusted after Satine, only for her beauty. The duke was a selfish and vile human being. He took the only thing good about life away from two more than perfect young lovers. After realizing that he was cut off from Satine's love (since it was for another) with the help of a jealous dancer, he was furious and he insisted Satine be his. There is a particular scene in which the duke intends to rape Satine after she sees Christian and realizes she can't go through with it but she is saved by another Moulin Rouge bohemian man. The duke doesn't find out she has died and he leaves. The story ends shortly after.