History Characters / BeautyAndTheBeast

21st Mar '17 11:49:05 PM annette12
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This is for the characters from the [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Disney animated movie]].

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This is for the characters from the [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Disney animated movie]]. For characters of the 2017 Live Action Adaptation [[Characters/BeautyAndTheBeast2017 see here]].




!!Tropes applying to the 2017 version
->'''Portrayed by:''' Luke Evans
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* AdaptationalVillainy: According to his actor, Luke Evans, Gaston will be much darker than the original animated film.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: If Lefou's romantic infatuation with him is any indication.
20th Mar '17 2:42:28 PM yakko
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A teacup and Mrs. Potts' son.

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A teacup and Mrs. Potts' son.son, who has been transformed into a teacup.
18th Mar '17 6:33:16 PM gjjones
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* IdiotBall: Watch closely the scene where Belle's father and his horse (Phillippe) arrive at a crossroads on their way to the fair. Phillipe clearly tries to pull Maurice towards the brighter, more cheerful path on the left, while Maurice adamantly chooses the foggy, eerily lit path on the right.



* TooDumbToLive: Watch closely the scene where Belle's father and his horse (Phillippe) arrive at a crossroads on their way to the fair. Phillipe clearly tries to pull Maurice towards the brighter, more cheerful path on the left, while Maurice adamantly chooses the foggy, eerily lit path on the right.
16th Mar '17 11:44:25 AM kataangluvr
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* CrazyJealousGuy: When he learns that Belle is in love with the Beast and not Gaston, he becomes blind with jealousy that he rallies up the town to [[MurderTheHypotenuse kill the Beast]] so that he can have Belle all to himself.


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* MurderTheHypotenuse: In the climax, he tries to kill the Beast for being the object of Belle's affections.
11th Mar '17 3:38:52 PM Luigifan
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* InformedAttractiveness: While certainly pretty, she's described as an unparalleled beauty in the movie, which also depicts almost every other woman as busty and very attractive, particularly the Three Bimbettes. Her design is taller and more slender, thus giving her a different kind of beauty than the other women. Also, she shines only because of her "pure" natural beauty because she doesn't play it up (until she starts dressing elegant while in the castle), in contrast to all of the young women appearing in the movie. Even the only other innocent girl in the town - the one with almost no speaking lines, asked in the song "Belle" how is her family - is more fashionably dressed than our heroines, while the rest - the Bimbettes, Babette, the woman teasing the baker - [[EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench use a heavy dose of sex-appeal]].

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* InformedAttractiveness: While certainly pretty, she's described as an unparalleled beauty in the movie, which also depicts almost every other woman as busty and very attractive, particularly the Three Bimbettes. Her design is taller and more slender, thus giving her a different kind of beauty than the other women. Also, she shines only because of her "pure" natural beauty because she doesn't play it up (until she starts dressing elegant while in the castle), in contrast to all of the young women appearing in the movie. Even the only other innocent girl in the town - -- the one with almost no speaking lines, asked in the song "Belle" how is her family - -- is more fashionably dressed than our heroines, while the rest - the Bimbettes, Babette, the woman teasing the baker - -- [[EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench use a heavy dose of sex-appeal]].



* {{Tomboy}}: Particularly by the standards of the film's setting. She's a literate, intelligent young woman in 18th century France, which makes her stand out among the villagers especially given the traditional role of women during that time. She's also an outspoken feminist, a concept which wasn't really popular until the next century, and seeks to marry based on love rather than any sort of arrangement, standing up to resident misogynist Gaston, whose goal is to make her his lawfully-wedded wife, whenever they appear together in any scene. Oh, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking she's the first Disney Princess]] [[TomboyishPonytail to wear a ponytail]].

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* {{Tomboy}}: Particularly by the standards of the film's setting. She's a literate, intelligent young woman in 18th century France, which makes her stand out among the villagers villagers, especially given the traditional role of women during that time. She's also an outspoken feminist, a concept which wasn't really popular until the next century, and seeks to marry based on love rather than any sort of arrangement, standing up to resident misogynist Gaston, whose goal is to make her his lawfully-wedded wife, whenever they appear together in any scene. Oh, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking she's the first Disney Princess]] [[TomboyishPonytail to wear a ponytail]].



* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Belle is instrumental in pulling the Beast out of his depression and self-loathing. Especially notable because she has to learn this about him the hard way first and initially brushes off the servants insistence that he indeed ''isn't'' that bad once your get to know him.

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* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Belle is instrumental in pulling the Beast out of his depression and self-loathing. Especially notable because she has to learn this about him the hard way first and initially brushes off the servants servants' insistence that he indeed ''isn't'' that bad once your get to know him.



* AfterActionPatchup: After he saves Belle from the wolves she patches him up; the first sign of his inner goodness.

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* AfterActionPatchup: After he saves Belle from the wolves wolves, she patches him up; the first sign of his inner goodness.



* BadBoss: He zigzags between this trope and BenevolentBoss. As grumpy and demanding as he can be he still treats his servants well and in return they love him and remain fiercely loyal. Cogsworth is the only one that worries about Bad Boss like behavior.

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* BadBoss: He zigzags between this trope and BenevolentBoss. As grumpy and demanding as he can be be, he still treats his servants well well, and in return return, they love him and remain fiercely loyal. Cogsworth is the only one that worries about Bad Boss like Boss-like behavior.



* BeastMan: He walks upright like a man and has the same basic shape as a man but he looks like a combination of other traits, for instance buffalo, gorilla and bear.

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* BeastMan: He walks upright like a man and has the same basic shape as a man man, but he looks like a combination of other traits, for instance buffalo, gorilla gorilla, and bear.



* BeautyToBeast: From a blond haired and blue eyed PrettyBoy to a chimera.

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* BeautyToBeast: From a blond haired blond-haired and blue eyed blue-eyed PrettyBoy to a chimera.



* BerserkButton: As Belle soon finds out, one of the worst things you can do, and let him find out about, is going into the West Wing. And he has good reason to be especially angry about that--it's where he keeps his cursed rose, which lets him know how much time he has left to break his curse ("DO YOU REALIZE WHAT YOU COULD HAVE DONE?!"). It's especially significant as Belle runs away almost immediately after this incident, which causes a HeelRealization as he realizes how close he had just come to losing his best chance at breaking said curse.

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* BerserkButton: As Belle soon finds out, one of the worst things you can do, and let him find out about, is going into the West Wing. And he has good reason to be especially angry about that--it's that -- it's where he keeps his cursed rose, which lets him know how much time he has left to break his curse ("DO YOU REALIZE WHAT YOU COULD HAVE DONE?!"). It's especially significant as Belle runs away almost immediately after this incident, which causes a HeelRealization as he realizes how close he had just come to losing his best chance at breaking said curse.



* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: With Belle. He's the Beast is (or ''was'') a ByronicHero with a ''bad'' temper, but also is insecure about his beastliness and Belle is the AllLovingHeroine that helps him become a better man (or man-beast).
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: Thanks to Belle he's a seven foot tall chimera who won't hurt a fly.

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* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: With Belle. He's the The Beast is (or ''was'') a ByronicHero with a ''bad'' temper, but also is insecure about his beastliness beastliness, and Belle is the AllLovingHeroine that helps him become a better man (or man-beast).
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: Thanks to Belle Belle, he's a seven foot tall chimera who won't hurt a fly.



* CharacterDevelopment: He's ''all about'' character development; in fact you can tell which mid-quel takes place when, based off how much of a jerk the Beast is at the time. There is even a ''song'' about his CharacterDevelopment. Specifically, the Beast originally appeared to be irritable, temperamental and stubborn, and came off as very mean and serious. He had a very bitter and negative, extremely cynical outlook, and was quick to become frustrated and give up when things did not work his way, showing a spoiled side to his personality. Once he begins to care for Belle after rescuing her from a pack of wolves, he becomes more agreeable and gentle. He even attempts to become civilized again for Belle's sake, relearning table manners and feeding birds.

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* CharacterDevelopment: He's ''all about'' character development; in fact fact, you can tell which mid-quel takes place when, based off how much of a jerk the Beast is at the time. There is even a ''song'' about his CharacterDevelopment. Specifically, the Beast originally appeared to be irritable, temperamental temperamental, and stubborn, and came off as very mean and serious. He had a very bitter and negative, extremely cynical outlook, and was quick to become frustrated and give up when things did not work his way, showing a spoiled side to his personality. Once he begins to care for Belle after rescuing her from a pack of wolves, he becomes more agreeable and gentle. He even attempts to become civilized again for Belle's sake, relearning table manners and feeding birds.



* DesperatelyCravesAffection: Underneath it all he really does, having been denied human contact for years. It even comes up in "Something There" where he's thrilled that Belle was able to touch his hands without apprehension.

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* DesperatelyCravesAffection: Underneath it all all, he really does, having been denied human contact for years. It even comes up in "Something There" where he's thrilled that Belle was able to touch his hands without apprehension.



* EntitledToHaveYou: In a more platonic version at first. When Belle doesn't want to eat dinner with him, he yells at her to go ahead and STAAAARVE! A good part of his CharacterDevelopment is about him dropping this really bad trait, which culminates with him [[spoiler:willingly letting Belle go back home, which he does ''because'' he loves her.]]

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* EntitledToHaveYou: In a more platonic version at first. When Belle doesn't want to eat dinner with him, he yells at her to go ahead and STAAAARVE! [[LargeHam STAAAARVE!]] A good part of his CharacterDevelopment is about him dropping this really bad trait, which culminates with him [[spoiler:willingly letting Belle go back home, which he does ''because'' he loves her.]]her]].



* TheGrotesque: He considers ''himself'' to be this because he thinks his beast form is ugly. No one else does; if anything they think he's closer to TheDreaded.

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* TheGrotesque: He considers ''himself'' to be this because he thinks his beast form is ugly. No one else does; if anything anything, they think he's closer to TheDreaded.



* HeCleansUpNicely: Even as a beast he still cuts a dashing figure in his blue and gold suit.

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* HeCleansUpNicely: Even as a beast beast, he still cuts a dashing figure in his blue and gold suit.



** Yes, the Beast is a jerk; however he is also brave, cunning, and determined. The castle staff even state that he really isn't that bad once you get to know him, he's just angry and very, ''very'' depressed.

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** Yes, the Beast is a jerk; however however, he is also brave, cunning, and determined. The castle staff even state that he really isn't that bad once you get to know him, he's just angry and very, ''very'' depressed.



* HorrifyingHero: Played with. By the time he becomes a heroic character he's not horrifying; birds land all over him. However, the villagers think he's scary because he was in a bad mood at the time.

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* HorrifyingHero: Played with. By the time he becomes a heroic character character, he's not horrifying; birds land all over him. However, the villagers think he's scary because he was in a bad mood at the time.



* {{Jerkass}}: At first, he was rude, selfish, bad tempered, inhospitable, etc.

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* {{Jerkass}}: At first, he was rude, selfish, bad tempered, bad-tempered, inhospitable, etc.



* LargeAndInCharge: He is a seven foot tall chimera and his servants are household objects.

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* LargeAndInCharge: He is a seven foot tall seven-foot-tall chimera and his servants are household objects.



* LightningBruiser: Despite his size, he's agile, fast and able to beat down numerous wolves.
* LimaSyndrome: Towards Belle. She was his prisoner initially, then they became friends and more some and then he released her upon realizing he was in love with her.

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* LightningBruiser: Despite his size, he's agile, fast fast, and able to beat down numerous wolves.
* LimaSyndrome: Towards Belle. She was his prisoner initially, then they became friends and more some more, and then he released her upon realizing he was in love with her.



* PrinceCharmless: Beast was this before the curse and before Belle came into his life. It's the reason he was cursed in the first place. Even after he improves his attitude and manners Belle notes that he's hardly Prince Charming, and is more of a shy, awkward, dork.

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* PrinceCharmless: Beast was this before the curse and before Belle came into his life. It's the reason he was cursed in the first place. Even after he improves his attitude and manners manners, Belle notes that he's hardly Prince Charming, and is more of [[{{Adorkable}} a shy, awkward, dork.awkward dork]].



* TookALevelInCheerfulness: Belle's presence not only makes him [[TookALevelInKindness nicer]], but more happier.

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* TookALevelInCheerfulness: Belle's presence not only makes him [[TookALevelInKindness nicer]], but more also happier.



* TragicMonster: He never wanted to be a monster. The main plot is everyone trying to turn him back into human.

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* TragicMonster: He never wanted to be a monster. The main plot is everyone trying to turn him back into a human.



* WindowsToTheSoul: A variation. We get several shots of Beast's eyes and when he tears up the picture of his human face, his eyes are largely undamaged. After he turns back into a human, Belle doesn't care about that. She isn't convinced it's him until she looks into his eyes. The Beast's eyes were as carefully designed as the rest of his body, in order to give the impression that he was a man trapped in the body of a monster.

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* WindowsToTheSoul: A variation. We get several shots of Beast's eyes eyes, and when he tears up the picture of his human face, his eyes are largely undamaged. After he turns back into a human, Belle doesn't care about that. She isn't convinced it's him until she looks into his eyes. The Beast's eyes were as carefully designed as the rest of his body, in order to give the impression that he was a man trapped in the body of a monster.



* FunnyForeigner: Yes, this takes place in France but he and Babette are the only ones with French accents.

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* FunnyForeigner: Yes, this takes place in France France, but he and Babette are the only ones with French accents.



* AmbiguouslyGay: Cogsworth is involved in several questionable incidents, including an awkward moment with Maurice. Ever since David Ogden Stiers (the voice of Cogsworth) came out of the closet the effect has only amplified.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Cogsworth is involved in several questionable incidents, including an awkward moment with Maurice. Ever since David Ogden Stiers (the voice of Cogsworth) came out of the closet closet, the effect has only amplified.



* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Melancholic

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* %%* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Melancholic



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's pompous, grumpy and a bit rude, but he's really just as good-natured as Lumière and he can also be very helpful.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's pompous, grumpy grumpy, and a bit rude, but he's really just as good-natured as Lumière and he can also be very helpful.



* MoralityPet: To [[ByronicHero Beast]]. Though she fears his violent outbursts, Mrs. Pott's stern attitude also has a strong effect on the Beast, who appears to respect his head housekeeper the most out of all his servants—he has even been shown to occasionally snap out of his violent tantrums when she confronts him on his behavior.

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* MoralityPet: To [[ByronicHero Beast]]. Though she fears his violent outbursts, Mrs. Pott's Potts' stern attitude also has a strong effect on the Beast, who appears to respect his head housekeeper the most out of all his servants—he has even been shown to occasionally snap out of his violent tantrums when she confronts him on his behavior.



* ChildrenAreInnocent: During "There's Something There" he repeatedly asks "what's there?" but his mother says she'll tell him when he's older.
* DemotedToExtra: Has a reasonably sized role in the movie, including one memorable scene where he sets Belle and Maurice free from the cellar. In TheMusical he's reduced to a few quick gags because [[PragmaticAdaptation his design is hard to emulate on stage.]]
* DoWrongRight: Normally, you would not allow a child - let alone a child who is an ''easily smashable cup!'' - to touch a very large, very powerful, very ''sharp'' log cutting machine. In this case, an exception can, will and is made.

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* ChildrenAreInnocent: During "There's Something There" he repeatedly asks "what's there?" there?", but his mother says she'll tell him when he's older.
* DemotedToExtra: Has a reasonably sized reasonably-sized role in the movie, including one memorable scene where he sets Belle and Maurice free from the cellar. In TheMusical he's reduced to a few quick gags because [[PragmaticAdaptation his design is hard to emulate on stage.]]
* DoWrongRight: Normally, you would not allow a child - -- let alone a child who is an ''easily smashable cup!'' - -- to touch a very large, very powerful, very ''sharp'' log cutting machine. In this case, an exception can, will will, and is made.



* FrenchMaid: She's a maid of the castle complete with the outfit and her cursed form is a feather duster.
* FunnyForeigner: Yes, this takes place in France but she and Lumière are the only ones with French accents.
* MsFanservice: Averted for the most part as she's a feather duster. Her [[http://images6.fanpop.com/image/polls/1157000/1157073_1355898651521_full.jpg human form]] however is stunning. She looks somewhat like Belle crossed with the Bimbettes.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: While nearly all of the other enchanted objects have some features that resemble their human selves, Babette and the other dusters stand out as looking more cartoonish than human - which only serves to make her design at the end more surprising.

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* FrenchMaid: She's a maid of the castle castle, complete with the outfit outfit, and her cursed form is a feather duster.
* FunnyForeigner: Yes, this takes place in France France, but she and Lumière are the only ones with French accents.
* MsFanservice: Averted for the most part part, as she's a feather duster. Her [[http://images6.fanpop.com/image/polls/1157000/1157073_1355898651521_full.jpg human form]] form]], however is stunning. She looks somewhat like Belle crossed with the Bimbettes.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: While nearly all of the other enchanted objects have some features that resemble their human selves, Babette and the other dusters stand out as looking more cartoonish than human - -- which only serves to make her design at the end more surprising.



* AbhorrentAdmirer: To Belle. It's not his looks she despises, she admits he's handsome, but also rude and conceited. His threatening to have her father committed unless she agreed to marry him hurt matters.
* AbominationAccusationAttack: Gaston doesn't believe that the Beast even exists. When Belle proves him wrong, he changes his position to accusing him of eating children - never mind that the Beast has been around for a long time and the only person who had been missing was Belle herself! Or that the villagers believed Gaston over Belle even though Gaston was proven wrong immediately beforehand.

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: To Belle. It's not his looks she despises, despises -- she admits he's handsome, but also rude and conceited. His threatening to have her father committed unless she agreed to marry him hurt matters.
* AbominationAccusationAttack: Gaston doesn't believe that the Beast even exists. When Belle proves him wrong, he changes his position to accusing him of eating children - -- never mind that the Beast has been around for a long time and the only person who had been missing was Belle herself! Or that the villagers believed Gaston over Belle even though Gaston was proven wrong immediately beforehand.



* ArcherArchetype: Gaston is an interesting subversion: he is a musclebound, loud , uneducated bruiser which doesn't correspond to the trope (cold, analytical and physically weak). However, he is capable of great feats of strength which is TruthinTelevision (you need to be quite strong if you want to pull the strings). Ironically, he has been shown using a blunderbuss while wearing a quiver full of arrow and only use a bow at the climax.

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* ArcherArchetype: Gaston is an interesting subversion: he is a musclebound, loud , loud, uneducated bruiser bruiser, which doesn't correspond to the trope (cold, analytical analytical, and physically weak). However, he is capable of great feats of strength strength, which is TruthinTelevision TruthInTelevision (you need to be quite strong if you want to pull the strings). Ironically, he has been shown using a blunderbuss while wearing a quiver full of arrow arrows, and only use uses a bow at the climax.



* BadBoss: Gaston is a warped variation. Even though he is shown to be a high grade jerk in the village, and makes no effort to hide it going by his villain song, the villagers genuinely love him and don't follow him out of fear.

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* BadBoss: Gaston is a warped variation. Even though he is shown to be a high grade high-grade jerk in the village, and makes no effort to hide it going by his villain song, VillainSong, the villagers genuinely love him and don't follow him out of fear.



* BookDumb: "How can you ''read'' this? There's no ''pictures!''" Which makes him even dumber as the book was clearly shown to have at least one illustration.
* BrokenAce: He's handsome, strong, a skilled hunter, has women falling at his feet, and is adored by everyone...except the only girl he actually wants. He just can't get over the fact the Belle isn't interested in him, and due to his pride and obsession, he gradually becomes more psychopathic over the course of the movie, especially in the final battle with the Beast. [[KarmicDeath It doesn't end well for him.]]
* BullyingADragon: In his arrogance he attacks the Beast mano a mano while viciously taunting him. He seems to be winning handily at first, but once the Beast decides to actually fight back, Gaston is hopelessly outclassed. All things considered he manages to put up [[CurbStompCushion a pretty decent fight]], but he should really have known better than to [[DoNotTauntCthulhu taunt the eight-foot tall chimeric monster.]]

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* BookDumb: "How can you ''read'' this? There's no ''pictures!''" Which makes him even dumber dumber, as the book was clearly shown to have at least one illustration.
* BrokenAce: He's handsome, strong, a skilled hunter, has women falling at his feet, and is adored by everyone... except the only girl he actually wants. (Even ''Maurice'' likes him at first.) He just can't get over the fact the that Belle isn't interested in him, and due to his pride and obsession, he gradually becomes more psychopathic over the course of the movie, especially in the final battle with the Beast. [[KarmicDeath It doesn't end well for him.]]
* BullyingADragon: In his arrogance arrogance, he attacks the Beast mano a mano while viciously taunting him. He seems to be winning handily at first, but once the Beast decides to actually fight back, Gaston is hopelessly outclassed. All things considered considered, [[CurbStompCushion he manages to put up [[CurbStompCushion a pretty decent fight]], but he should really have known better than to [[DoNotTauntCthulhu taunt the eight-foot tall chimeric monster.]]monster]].



* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He at first seems to be an arrogant, uneducated and nonintellectual buffoon. The first hint that there's more to him than that comes as he skulks away from Belle's house after his unsuccessful proposal (complete with moody music to give us a clue). Then later on in the movie he turns out to be a manipulative, deceitful and cunning psychopath. However, he's still got some obvious stupidity, as no one with half a brain cell would challenge a seven-foot-tall chimera monster to fisticuffs over a woman who doesn't even remotely like him.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He at first seems to be an arrogant, uneducated uneducated, and nonintellectual non-intellectual buffoon. The first hint that there's more to him than that comes as he skulks away from Belle's house after his unsuccessful proposal (complete with moody music to give us a clue). Then later on in the movie he turns out to be a manipulative, deceitful deceitful, and cunning psychopath. However, he's still got some obvious stupidity, as no one with half a brain cell would challenge a seven-foot-tall chimera monster to fisticuffs over a woman who doesn't even remotely like him.



* DumbMuscle: According to his tirade on books he's happy about this.

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* DumbMuscle: According to his tirade on books books, he's happy about this.



* EntitledToHaveYou: Gaston seems to expect Belle to just fall into his arms because... well, he's Gaston. When she finally makes it clear that no, she's ''really'' not into him he... doesn't take it well. The other girls in town have no problems with falling into his arms should the opportunity present itself, because... well, he's Gaston, so it's a double insult to him.

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* EntitledToHaveYou: Gaston seems to expect Belle to just fall into his arms because... well, he's Gaston. When she finally makes it clear that no, she's ''really'' not into him him, he... doesn't take it well. The other girls in town have no problems with falling into his arms should the opportunity present itself, because... well, he's Gaston, so it's a double insult to him.



* EvilCounterpart: To the Beast. He's physically handsome, high self-esteem, but he has no inner goodness.
* EvilIsHammy: When he switches from ''annoying suitor'' to outright ''villain'' he becomes louder and more sinister.

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* EvilCounterpart: To the Beast. He's physically handsome, handsome and has high self-esteem, but he has no inner goodness.
* EvilIsHammy: When he switches from ''annoying suitor'' to outright ''villain'' ''villain'', he becomes louder and more sinister.



* FakeUltimateHero: He's the village hero because of his hunting and charisma but he's nothing but an egomaniac.

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* FakeUltimateHero: He's the village hero because of his hunting skill and charisma charisma, but he's nothing but an egomaniac.



* TheFightingNarcissist: Gaston is an unusually manly example; he has a rather effeminate pose when he sings about his skills in decorating with the animals he hunted [[note]]Many of the male townsfolk had ponytails, especially those who were in Gaston's mob. In this case, it wouldn't be evidence at his narcissism.[[/note]]
* HiddenDepths: He appears to be a dumb meathead and yet he easily managed to manipulate an entire town at the last minute. He also seems to know a bit of Shakespeare if the "sticking place" quote is of any indication, and has a large enough vocabulary to use words like "expectorating" correctly in a sentence.

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* TheFightingNarcissist: Gaston is an unusually manly example; he has a rather effeminate pose when he sings about his skills in decorating with the animals he hunted hunted. [[note]]Many of the male townsfolk had ponytails, especially those who were in Gaston's mob. In this case, it wouldn't be evidence at his narcissism.[[/note]]
* HiddenDepths: He appears to be a dumb meathead and meathead,mand yet he easily managed to manipulate an entire town at the last minute. He also seems to know a bit of Shakespeare if the "sticking place" quote is of any indication, and has a large enough vocabulary to use words like "expectorating" correctly in a sentence.



* ItsAllAboutMe: From his perspective the whole world is about him; Belle is a trophy ("The most beautiful girl in town") and the Beast is evil because he stands between him and his prize. This is further emphasized with his declaration to the Beast that, "Belle is mine!" Those three words reveal his motive for storming the castle was of course to not protect the village, but to MurderTheHypotenuse.
* {{Jerkass}}: He's a sexist, controlling, egomaniac, but he's not ''evil'' until Belle refuses him.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: From his perspective perspective, the whole world is about him; Belle is a trophy ("The most beautiful girl in town") and the Beast is evil because he stands between him and his prize. This is further emphasized with his declaration to the Beast that, "Belle is mine!" Those three words reveal his motive for storming the castle was was, of course to course, not to protect the village, but to MurderTheHypotenuse.
* {{Jerkass}}: He's a sexist, controlling, controlling egomaniac, but he's not ''evil'' until Belle refuses him.



* LackOfEmpathy: He's unable to take another's perspective. Belle for instance, is clearly uninterested in him but he can't imagine this because he's too full of himself.

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* LackOfEmpathy: He's unable to take another's perspective. Belle for instance, is clearly uninterested in him him, but he can't imagine this because he's too full of himself.



* NotSoHarmlessVillain: He's first portrayed as an arrogant buffoon but not a serious threat. He then plans to lock Maurice in the asylum and leads a lynch mob to the Beast's castle. Besides this he also stabs the Beast in the back. If he (the Beast) wasn't under a spell he would have surely died.

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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: He's first portrayed as an arrogant buffoon but not a serious threat. He then plans to lock Maurice in the asylum and leads a lynch mob to the Beast's castle. Besides this this, he also stabs the Beast in the back. If he (the Beast) wasn't under a spell spell, he would have surely died.



* ShadowArchetype: To Beast. They start out very similar to each other. Both are indifferent to the pain they cause to others, aren't afraid to use violence to get what they want and both want to use Belle for their own selfish reasons (the Beast to break his curse and Gaston to be his baby-factory/housekeeper/trophy-wife). Arguably the strongest similarity they have is how they see self-worth (as befitting the tale). For both men at the beginning, it's exterior, the Beast is cursed to look like a monster so he thinks he's a monster whereas Gaston wants Belle because "here in town, there's only she who is as beautiful as me". However, the Beast learns to see Belle as the kind, intelligent, courageous and independent woman she is, changes his behavior and proves his own self-worth by letting her go to help her father, which helps break his curse and earn her love. Gaston, on the other hand, refuses to change as he still clings to his opinions of self-worth. Also, the Beast is proven to be more courageous as he was willing to risk his life to protect Belle from danger while Gaston is proven to be cowardly, as he has no qualms using cheap shots to get what he wants for himself.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Subverted. He has a ''very'' big ego and someone with his personality and characteristics would easily fall into this trope in most situations. However he's considered the village hero in-universe, subverting the "small name" part.

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* ShadowArchetype: To Beast. They start out very similar to each other. Both are indifferent to the pain they cause to others, aren't afraid to use violence to get what they want want, and both want to use Belle for their own selfish reasons (the Beast to break his curse and Gaston to be his baby-factory/housekeeper/trophy-wife). Arguably the strongest similarity they have is how they see self-worth (as befitting the tale). For both men at the beginning, it's exterior, exterior; the Beast is cursed to look like a monster so he thinks he's a monster monster, whereas Gaston wants Belle because "here in town, there's only she who is as beautiful as me". However, the Beast learns to see Belle as the kind, intelligent, courageous and independent woman she is, changes his behavior and proves his own self-worth by letting her go to help her father, which helps break his curse and earn her love. Gaston, on the other hand, refuses to change as he still clings to his opinions of self-worth. Also, the Beast is proven to be more courageous courageous, as he was willing to risk his life to protect Belle from danger danger, while Gaston is proven to be cowardly, as he has no qualms using cheap shots to get what he wants for himself.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Subverted. He has a ''very'' big ego and someone with his personality and characteristics would easily fall into this trope in most situations. However However, he's considered the village hero in-universe, subverting the "small name" part.



* StartOfDarkness: He's one of the few Disney villains who doesn't start as a villain, but rather becomes one during the film. He starts out as a rude, narcissistic buffoon, but harmless. It's when Belle rejects him that makes Gaston do truly villainous things.

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* StartOfDarkness: He's one of the few Disney villains who doesn't start as a villain, but rather becomes one during the film. He starts out as a rude, narcissistic buffoon, but harmless. It's when Belle rejects him that makes Gaston begins to do truly villainous things.



* UngratefulBastard: After Beast spared his life he literally stabs him in the back, causing himself to fall to his death.

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* UngratefulBastard: After Beast spared his life life, he literally stabs him in the back, [[BackstabBackfire causing himself to fall to his death.death]].



* MadScientist: A benign version. Even the asylum keeper admits that he's harmless but his house is still home to strange noises and dangerous looking devices.

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* MadScientist: A benign version. Even the asylum keeper admits that he's harmless harmless, but his house is still home to strange noises and dangerous looking dangerous-looking devices.



* AmbiguouslyBi: Is definitely attracted to the Three Bimbettes but also fawns over Gaston.

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* AmbiguouslyBi: Is definitely attracted to the Three Bimbettes Bimbettes, but also fawns over Gaston.



* IronButtMonkey: A punching bag for Gaston he may be, but no matter what kind of abuse Gaston sends his way he's never worse for the wear. During the battle at the castle, Cogsworth pokes him in the butt with a large pair of scissors, and a couple scenes later he's right back to pillaging and plundering.

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* IronButtMonkey: A punching bag for Gaston he may be, but no matter what kind of abuse Gaston sends his way way, he's never worse for the wear. During the battle at the castle, Cogsworth pokes him in the butt with a large pair of scissors, and a couple scenes later he's right back to pillaging and plundering.



* {{Keet}}: A surprisingly malicious one but high energy nonetheless.

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* {{Keet}}: A surprisingly malicious one one, but high energy nonetheless.



* AllThereInTheManual: Their real names are Claudette (with the red dress), Laurette (with the amber dress) and Paulette (with the green dress).

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* AllThereInTheManual: Their real names are Claudette (with the red dress), Laurette (with the amber dress) dress), and Paulette (with the green dress).



* {{Dumb Blonde}}s: They are all three blondes and dumb to contrast Belle that is a BrainyBrunette.

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* {{Dumb Blonde}}s: They are all All three blondes and dumb are this to contrast Belle that Belle, who is a BrainyBrunette.



* TheBrute: All of them are a bunch of bullies that eagerly does some physical work on behalf of Gaston.

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* TheBrute: All of them are a bunch of bullies that eagerly does do some physical work on behalf of Gaston.



The Enchantress is an off-screen, minor character, but she is responsible for the events in the story, as revealed in the prologue that it is she who curses the Prince to become the Beast.

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The Enchantress is an off-screen, minor character, but she is responsible for the events in the story, as it is revealed in the prologue that it is she who curses the Prince to become the Beast.



* AesopCollateralDamage: You kinda have to wonder why the Beast's servants have to be cursed as well as the Beast himself. It's implied in some sources that she cursed the servants as well for spoiling the Prince in such a manner that led to his Jerkass attitude.

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* AesopCollateralDamage: You kinda have to wonder why the Beast's servants have to be cursed as well as the Beast himself. It's implied in some sources that she cursed the servants as well for spoiling the Prince in such a manner that led to his Jerkass {{Jerkass}} attitude.
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* EvenTheGuysWantHim: If LeFou's romantic infatuation with him is any indication.

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* EvenTheGuysWantHim: If LeFou's Lefou's romantic infatuation with him is any indication.
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* EvenTheGuysWantHim: If LeFou's romantic infatuation with him is any indication.
8th Mar '17 2:09:54 PM rafi
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** As of 2017, he is now confirmed to be [[BiTheWay gay for Gaston]].
8th Mar '17 1:02:08 PM AreYouTyler
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The Enchantress is an off-screen, minor character, but she is responsible for the events in the story, as revealed in the prologue that it is she who curses Prince Adam as the Beast.

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The Enchantress is an off-screen, minor character, but she is responsible for the events in the story, as revealed in the prologue that it is she who curses the Prince Adam as to become the Beast.
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* NoNameGiven: "The Master" or "The Beast". WordOfGod states that they forgot and never corrected it.

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* NoNameGiven: "The Master" or "The Beast". WordOfGod states that they forgot and never corrected it. Time will tell if the live-action version finally gives him one.
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