History Headscratchers / BeautyAndTheBeast

1st Jan '18 2:26:10 PM Brandon
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* After watching the film in HD, I noticed that Gaston seems to [[DisneyVillainDeath plummet into a river]] under the bridge (beforehand, it just looked like a misty ravine). This now makes me wonder why we don't actually see Gaston make a splash when falling into the river. He just disappears into nothingness.
27th Dec '17 12:15:23 PM Etagirl
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** Also, while not necessarily canon, VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII has character profiles when you visit Beast's Castle stating that Cogsworth is the majordomo, Lumiere is the maitre d', Mrs. Potts is the housemaid, and the wardrobe (this troper can't recall her name) is the castle's lady's maid.
8th Dec '17 7:58:29 AM sugaricequeen
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** I'm pretty sure this was explained in the movie - the Enchantress gave him the mirror to serve as his window to the outside world.
29th Nov '17 8:51:25 PM Sharlee
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** Human or Beast, he's still a ''prince'', hence has authority over the other people in the castle. He probably just commandeered a set of clothes belonging to some tall, muscular servant and had them altered to fit his new body. The fact that the servant in question was probably a hatstand or something, hence doesn't need his clothes anymore, makes it even more likely.
28th Oct '17 10:21:03 PM huntdaddy
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* What exactly was going through Belle's mind when she entered the West Wing? Not only did she know full well that she wasn't supposed to enter, but considering her horrified reaction when the Beast spotted her, she also knew she would be in ''big'' trouble if she got caught. For that matter, why didn't Lumiere and Cogsworth simply tell her that the Beast could very likely be hanging out in that room instead of just trying to divert her attention away from it?

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* What exactly was going through Belle's mind when she entered the West Wing? Not only did she know full well that she wasn't supposed to enter, enter it, but considering her horrified reaction when the Beast spotted her, she also knew she would be in ''big'' trouble if she got caught. For that matter, why didn't Lumiere and Cogsworth simply tell her that the Beast could very likely be hanging out in that room instead of just trying to divert her attention away from it?
28th Oct '17 10:20:30 PM huntdaddy
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* What exactly was going through Belle's mind when she entered the West Wing? Not only did she know full well that she wasn't supposed to enter, but considering her horrified reaction when the Beast spotted her, she also knew she would be in ''big'' trouble if she got caught. For that matter, why didn't Lumiere and Cogsworth simply tell her that the Beast could very likely be hanging out in that room instead of just trying to divert her attention away from it?
2nd Sep '17 1:57:51 PM huntdaddy
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** Considering the fact that Maurice was in great danger of freezing to death at that point, I'm guessing they figured getting him to safety was more important than worrying about the wolves attacking, which seems to be a 50/50 chance anyway, since they didn't seem to attack Belle when she first arrived to the castle. Even if they did happen to attack Belle again, I'm sure the Beast would've been keeping watch to make sure to scare them off again. Also, since the wolves got curb-stomped by the Beast the first time they attacked, they may have been hoping that the pack's instincts would tell them not to go after Belle again.
25th Aug '17 8:49:07 PM GrammarNavi
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** Especially since this was not a ''lynching'' but rather an involuntary ''commitment'' to an insane asylum, parents bringing their children is quite realistic. This kind of voyeuristic crowd is hardly unheard-of in more recent times, either: note that there's a scene in ''Literature/PeytonPlace'' (written in the 1950s and set in the 1940s) in which a crowd of small-town gawkers of all ages, apparently having nothing better to do with their time, gather around to watch the police hauling a bunch of the town's drunks out of a cellar. About the only thing keeping such crowds from gathering these days is the new communications technology; such meddlesome spectators can often just watch a news report about it on television or look up somebody's cell phone video of it on YouTube from the comfort of their homes.

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** Especially since this was not a ''lynching'' but rather an involuntary ''commitment'' to an insane asylum, parents bringing their children is quite realistic. This kind of voyeuristic crowd is hardly unheard-of in more recent times, either: note that there's a scene in ''Literature/PeytonPlace'' (written in the 1950s and set in the 1940s) in which a crowd of small-town gawkers of all ages, apparently having nothing better to do with their time, gather around to watch the police hauling a bunch of the town's drunks out of a cellar. About the only thing keeping such crowds from gathering these days is the new communications technology; such meddlesome spectators can often just watch a news report about it on television or look up somebody's cell phone video of it on YouTube Website/YouTube from the comfort of their homes.
29th Jul '17 5:03:54 PM Sharlee
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** Possibly she had ''two'' such mirrors, and left him one of them to imply that she'll ''always'' be watching, and judging, him. It's a way to ensure he'll keep the need to reform himself in mind. Likewise, the portrait depicting what he'd look like if he ''hadn't'' been cursed was probably her way of taunting/reminding him as well, because any mundane painting made before she'd cursed him would show an eleven-year-old boy.
29th Jul '17 4:57:50 PM Sharlee
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** Maurice is being ministered to by a ''talking candlestick and clock''. He's barely managing not to FreakOut, faint, and/or run screaming as it is: expecting him to meekly comply if they ask him to ''follow them'' - to the kitchen or anyplace else - would be asking too much of the poor guy's nerves.
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