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This is for the characters from the [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Disney movie]].

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[[folder: Belle]]
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->''"There must be more than this provincial life!"''

->'''Voiced by:''' Paige O'Hara, Julie Nathanson

''See also Characters/DisneyPrincess''

* AllLovingHero: In that she helps not only save Beast, but the whole castle.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Regarded as odd by the other townspeople for her love of reading and for being the daydreamer that she is; Belle herself has a hard time finding someone other than her father to befriend.
* AscendedFangirl: Belle reads romantic adventure stories about far-off places and magic spells while wishing for adventure in the great wide somewhere.
* BeastAndBeauty: One half of the TropeCodifier.
* BrainyBrunette: She's introduced reading a book. A shop keeper says she's read some of his books ''twice''.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: With Beast because of the AllLovingHero aspect.
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* CharacterTics: Belle tucks back a lock of hair that's always falling in her face.
* CostumePorn: Her yellow ball gown for her DanceOfRomance with the Beast, among other just slightly less fancy dresses.
* CuteBookworm: The townspeople think she's odd for reading so much but not one of them denies her beauty.
* DaddysGirl: In this case, encouraging his inventing streak.
* DamselInDistress: She willingly gives herself to the Beast to allow for her father's release. Although she did attempt to escape, she ends up needing to be rescued from wolves by the Beast. Later, when she is captured and imprisoned by Gaston, Chip rescues her with her father's automatic wood-chopper machine.
* DeadpanSnarker: Around Gaston. This moment when he proposes.
--> '''I really don't deserve you!'''
* DeniedFoodAsPunishment: "If she doesn't eat with me, then she doesn't eat at all!" There is very little effort put into ''enforcing'' that proclamation.
* Franchise/DisneyPrincess: Advertising involving her showcases her golden ball gown, i.e., the princesses outfit she has in the movie.
* EveryProperLadyShouldCurtsy: Belle [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/belle_curtsy_4557.jpg curtsies to Beast before they begin their dance]]. This is the first time she's given him a move indicating such respect.
%%* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Leukine
%%* FriendToAllChildren
* {{GASP}}: Belle does a quick one and turns away when she first sees Beast.
* GoldMakesEverythingShiny: Her gold ensemble in the famous ballroom scene.
* GrandStaircaseEntrance: The famous ballroom scene.
* HappyHolidaysDress: The only princess who gets one during the course of a movie; appropriately ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas''.
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* IAmSong: More like a 'She Is' Song, since it's mostly sung by the townspeople.
* ImNotHungry: Belle refuses to eat dinner with the Beast (at first), with these exact words.
* ImpossiblyLowNeckline: Belle's yellow ball gown appears like this is some shots (specifically close-ups during the West Wing Balcony scene).
* 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]].
* InHarmsWay: Belle craves adventure, because her hometown is safe and happy and boring.
* ItsAllMyFault: Belle admits this twice. First, when she causes her father and herself to be locked in an asylum, and the second when she felt like she caused the Beast's demise.
* IWantSong: "Belle (Reprise)".
* LettingHerHairDown: Her hair is out of its ponytail during the wolf scene and the AfterActionPatchup. After this, she is more open to and friendly with Beast.
* LoveEpiphany: "There's Something There" has a moment where she realizes she has feelings for Beast.
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: A bungling inventor's beautiful daughter. Unusual for the trope, she's far more loyal to her father than anyone else but considering the other villagers, can you blame her?
* MeaningfulName: Her name is French for "Beautiful".
* MissingMom: No mention is made of her mother.
* NiceGirl: She adores her father, she's friendly with the villagers despite what they think of her, and even Gaston doesn't get more than a StealthInsult.
* ObliviouslyBeautiful: She's so preoccupied reading books she doesn't realize she's considered the most beautiful girl in town.
* OfficialCouple: With the Beast, as it's the premise of the fairy tale.
* OnlySaneWoman: She's the only one in the village who doesn't worship Gaston.
* OperaGloves: Her gold dress comes with matching long gloves to up the formalness.
* TheOtherDarrin:
** Julie Nathanson replaced Paige O'Hara as the official voice of Belle in 2011.
** In the House of Mouse episode "Mickey and the Culture Clash", she was voiced by Jodi Benson.
* PimpedOutCape: Her winter outfit comes with a furred lined cape.
* PimpedOutDress: Several. Even the simple green and pink dresses she wears would have been made of expensive fabrics.
* PluckyGirl: Belle refuses repeatedly to submit to the Beast and only treats him better when he starts reforming.
* ThePowerOfLove: Her love for Beast is what breaks the curse. This is why all the servants ship her with him.
* PrettyInMink: Belle's wine-colored winter cape with white fur trim. In ''The Enchanted Christmas'', she is also seen in a scarlet jacket with white fur trim, and later a matching cape and skirt for when she goes out into the woods. They seem to like putting her in furs.
* PrincessesPreferPink: Downplayed. While she is ultimately a princess she only wears the pink winter dress in one scene.
* ProperLady: Certainly looks like this with a modest, caring, respectable demeanour, and a perfect curtsy. In nature though she's definitely a SpiritedYoungLady.
* TheProtagonist: The story centers on Belle's journey but [[DecoyProtagonist it is the Beast who centers the plot her story takes place in.]]
* RescueRomance: Her relationship with Beast begins to develop after he rescues her from wolves.
* ScarpiaUltimatum: Confronted with one in the third act: "Marry Gaston or your father will be locked up in the nut house." She takes a third option.
* SheCleansUpNicely: She was beautiful in her plain clothes, and the time spent in the castle shows her in various elegant dresses. The ballroom scene takes it UpToEleven.
* SilkHidingSteel: Belle is strong willed, and won't put up with Beast's tantrums. She breaks her word to stay, but when Beast rescues her from a pack of wolves, she still snaps back at Beast when he tries to shout her down. Later, her gentle side helps bring out Beast's.
* SimpleYetOpulent: Her green and pink dresses are less fancy than her golden ballgown but are still made of expensive fabrics.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: She's completely disinterested in the obnoxious and cocky TheCasanova Gaston and hostile to Beast before he mellows. After he rescues her, reigns in his temper, and shows her the library, ''then'' she falls for him.
* SmallTownBoredom: "There must be more than this provincial life."
* SpiritedYoungLady: Despite her proper lady demeanor, she seeks a more exciting life than being Gaston's HouseWife and is not intimidated by an angry chimera.
* StockholmSyndrome: Averted in her relationship with Beast. At the beginning, when he mistreats her, she is quick to retort and very clearly uncowed by his behaviour. It is only when he starts treating her well and continues to do so for what appears to be quite a while that Belle begins to fall for him, and she only admits it after he frees her.
* SympathyForTheDevil: Towards Beast. Justified as 'love for a monstrous beast' was the cure.
* TakeMeInstead: Belle says this to Beast when she wants to be in her father's place, and the Beast accepts her offer. Her captivity is her word of honor.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Her plain dress, which according to the DVDCommentary, also symbolizes other aspects.
* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter: Maurice isn't exactly ugly, but he has a goofy character design.
* UnflinchingWalk: Belle in a comedic example, where she's able to thread her way through town on what appears to be a market day and effortlessly blocks falling water with a hanging sign as she passes under it, all the while reading a book.
* WideEyedIdealist: Belle is most definitely a dreamer who dreams of a fairytale romance and adventure. She often lives her fantasies and dreams through reading, literature or novels.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Belle is instrumental in pulling the Beast out of his depression and self-loathing.
* YouHaveToBelieveMe: "He's kind, gentle, and would never do anything to hurt me." The villagers don't believe her.
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[[folder: Beast]]
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->''"She's so beautiful, and I'm...well, '''look at me'''!"''

->'''Voiced by:''' Robby Benson

* {{Adorkable}}: After the Beast's CharacterDevelopment begins to take hold he becomes shy and awkward, especially around Belle.
* AfterActionPatchup: After he saves her from the wolves she patches him up; the first sign of his inner goodness.
* AllThereInTheManual: According to the DVD commentary with the directors and producers, WordOfGod realized they never gave him a name.
* AudienceSurrogate: His anger and depression is how most people would react to the curse if it were them.
* BackFromTheDead: Gaston's knife wound mortally wounded Beast at the end, but reversing the spell revived him as well as making him human again. It could also be OnlyMostlyDead, with ThePowerOfLove simply resolving the balance.
* {{Badass}}: Who else can handle a pack of hungry wolves and get away with only a scratch?
** [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Gaston?]]
* BadassAdorable: After CharacterDevelopment, he could break a man in half but is "too kind and gentle to fight back".
* BadassBaritone[=/=]GutturalGrowler: As the Beast, his voice is deep and imposing.
* BadassCape: At his height of feral nature he wore little more than a purple cape.
* BadBoss: Downplayed, 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.
* BarefootCartoonAnimal: Due to the size and shape of his legs and feet, he ''cannot'' wear shoes.
* BeastAndBeauty: The other half of the TropeCodifier.
* 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.
* BeautifulAllAlong: Averted. His human form wasn't good enough for Belle; she had to see into his eyes that he was the same person she fell in love with.
* BeautyToBeast: From a blond haired and blue eyed PrettyBoy to a chimera.
* BeingEvilSucks: One of the ''many'' pieces of his angst is that he really doesn't ''want'' to be a bad guy, but he's made some poor choices and is constantly tortured by them.
* BeneathTheMask: The Beast isn't as bad as he appears.
* BigEater: As shown in a scene when he's eating and he gobbles up the food.
* BigWhat: He does this when Belle refuses to have dinner with him.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: Thanks to Belle he's a seven foot tall chimera who won't hurt a fly.
* ByronicHero: Beast wrestles with personal angst and a dark past. His inner goodness is at conflicts with a jerkass personality.
* 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.
* CharacterTics:
** FacePalm: Of the depressed type.
** HandBehindHead: Several times he rubs or pulls at the back of his head and neck when frustrated, embarrassed, or guilty.
* DarkWorld: His castle under the enchantment is dark, gloomy, and the statues are demonic. The West Wing takes it UpToEleven; the filmmakers described it as "a descent into his own personal hell." This is inverted after the enchantment breaks.
* DeadpanSnarker: He can get pretty snarky.
-->'''Lumière:''' Voilà! You look so...so...\\
'''Beast:''' ...Stupid.
* [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting Ice Prince]]: The Beast's CharacterDevelopment is moving from gloomy jerkass to loving nice guy.
* DespairEventHorizon: Creeps closer to this the longer the spell lasts. He doesn't fight back against Gaston because he's given up hope.
* 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.
* DisneyDeath: Possibly justified because he was under a magical spell and Belle reversed it.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Justified. See BarefootCartoonAnimal above.
* DontLookAtMe: He's ashamed of his beastly appearance because it's a manifestation of the reason he was cursed. He even slashed a picture of himself.
* EmergingFromTheShadows: Belle asks Beast to step into the light, and she [[TheReveal (and the audience)]] sees his face properly.
* EmotionalBruiser: Beast becomes this thanks to Belle.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: His name is never revealed in the movie.
%%* ExpressiveEars
* EyesNeverLie: This is how Belle realizes the prince is really Beast; his eyes stay the same.
* FamilyUnfriendlyViolence: The Beast is on the receiving end of this several times (being one of the few Disney characters to ''bleed''). He's noticeably cut up and bloody after the fight with the wolves, takes Gaston's arrow to the shoulder, and has a large bleeding wound on his side after Gaston stabs him.
* FeetFirstIntroduction: The Beast remains in silhouette until the dungeon scene, when Belle asks him to come into the light. This trope then occurs (with a brief cutaway to Belle's face up close and horrified).
%%* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Choleric
* GentleGiant: In the film's second half thanks to LoveRedeems.
* GetItOverWith: This is the Beast's reaction to Gaston attempting to kill him, when he thinks Belle has left him forever.
* GetOut: The Beast to Belle after she ventures into the West Wing. He gives a much colder delivery to Gaston after defeating him and revealing him as the coward he truly is in the finale.
%%* GoodIsNotNice
* GrandStaircaseEntrance: The ballroom scene where he's dressed like a human for the first time since his transformation.
%%* GrumpyBear
* HairTriggerTemper: The Beast has this for at least half of the movie; him realizing it made Belle run away was the first step in him overcoming it.
* HeCleansUpNicely: Even as a beast he still cuts a dashing figure in his blue and gold suit.
* HeelFaceTurn: An antagonist in the first half but a co-protagonist in the second half.
* HiddenDepths: 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.
** He's also a little bit of a ClosetGeek, greatly enjoying Shakespeare and classical music.
* HornedHumanoid: He walks upright, possess two arms and two legs, and he has horns.
* 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.
%%* HotBlooded
* {{Hunk}}: His human form.
* HybridMonster[=/=][[MixAndMatchCritters Mix-and-Match Critter]]: The beast has the mane of a lion, the beard and head of a buffalo, the brows of a gorilla, the eyes of a human, the tusks of a wild boar, the body of a bear, and the hind legs and tail of a wolf.
* IAmAMonster: He thinks this of himself because of his curse. "Who could love a beast?"
* [[ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe I Can't Believe A Girl Like You Would Notice Me!]]: Try as he might he has a ''very'' hard time believing someone like Belle (or anyone for that matter) could love him.
-->'''Beast''': It's no use, she's so beautiful and I'm... Well, ''look at me!''
* {{Jerkass}} → JerkWithAHeartOfGold: His character development in a nutshell.
* LargeAndInCharge: He is a seven foot tall chimera and his servants are household objects.
* LargeHam: He has his moments every time he gets angry.
* {{Leitmotif}}: The very first notes of the prologue are heard several times as the Beast's theme, and take on a more majestic-sounding tone during his transformation back to the Prince.
%%* LightningBruiser
* 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.
* LoveAtFirstPunch: Belle is the first person after the enchantress who confronted Beast on his treatment of others.
* LoveRedeems: The point of the curse is for him to become a better person through love.
* MixAndMatchCritters
* NoBadassToHisValet: Belle and the Beast's relationship develops into this at first. Out of a whole castle full of servants who alternately cringe in terror of his rages, and try to bring him up like he's still a child, Belle is the only one who talks to him like an equal.
* NoNameGiven: "The Master" or "The Beast".
* OneManArmy: A wolf pack is no match, no matter how many there are.
* PragmaticHero: Moreso in the Christmas movie where he is forced to [[ShootTheDog kill the villain personally.]]
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Averting this trope is part of why he was cursed; he was a RoyalBrat.
* SanitySlippage: More like Humanity Slippage. According to the director's commentary, the spell affected the Beast's mind as well as his body; the longer the spell lasts, the more feral he becomes. When Belle arrives, he has to re-learn how to read and eat with utensils, and if she had never come to the castle, he would've eventually stopped speaking, stopped wearing clothing altogether, and would've gone to live in the woods.
* SpoiledBrat: Starts out as this. He doesn't appreciate a composition his pianist wrote for him as a gift and turns away an old woman during winter.
* SkywardScream: "Roar" actually. He lashes out one after watching Belle go from the balcony.
* TameHisAnger: "You must control your temper!"
%%* TragicMonster
* {{Tsundere}}: According to Belle: "There's something sweet, and almost kind, though he was mean and he was coarse and unrefined!....But now he's dear and so...unsure...."
* UnscrupulousHero: He starts as rude, violent and annoyingly abusive towards Belle. His rudeness starts to vanish once he rescued Belle from the wolves. From here on in he becomes more gentle.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Everything he wears initially is a pair of pants and a cape before start wearing a white shirt.
* WasOnceAMan: Then a sorceress cursed him into beast form.
* WhatHaveIBecome: This was the Beast's personality (with some {{Jerkass}} thrown in) at the beginning of the movie; he knows he's a beast and becoming more so but sees no way out.
* WildHair: The Beast has this in a mane form.
* 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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[[folder: Gaston]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:"And don't I deserve the best?"]]
->''"As a specimen, yes I'm intimidating!"''

->'''Voiced by:''' Richard White

* 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 didn't help 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.
* AintTooProudToBeg: When he's at the Beast's [[NeckLift mercy]], he pitifully begs for the Beast to let him go.
* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: Gaston tries the ScarpiaUltimatum version on Belle when her father is going to be committed to an insane asylum.
* AxCrazy: During the final showdown with the Beast. Although it's implied he was messed up to start with.
* BackstabBackfire: Gaston is spared by the Beast, and then stabs him in the back before falling off the ledge. However, production materials indicated that his actions were [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally intended]] to be closer to TakingYouWithMe.
* {{Badass}}: He's a hunter who shoots endless amounts of guns and weapons.
* BadassNormal: While he fought the beast much better when the beast was holding back, Gaston still managed to hold up surprisingly well after the Beast cut loose, if only for a short while.
* BadassBaritone: Overlaps with EvilSoundsDeep.
* 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.
* BeneathTheMask: Gaston is not as nice as he seems to be.
* BigBad: He's the primary villain. It's an interesting case because he's 100% this trope from Belle's point of view, but Beast's situation (the curse and everything) is entirely unrelated.
* BigEater: He puts away five dozen eggs a day. At breakfast.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Downplayed. He makes no secret of his asshole nature but he's still treated like a sheep.
* BoisterousBruiser: "No one fights like Gaston, douses lights like Gaston; in a wrestling match nobody ''bites'' like Gaston."
* BookDumb: "How can you ''read'' this? There's no ''pictures!''"
* 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.
* CarpetOfVirility
-->"And every last inch of me's covered with ''hair!''"
* ChickMagnet: Every woman in the village (except Belle) is head over heels for him.
* CoveredInMud: After Belle rejects Gaston's marriage proposal, Gaston falls over and lands in the pigs' mud hole.
* CrazyJealousGuy: Enough to rally a mob and storm the other guy's house with the intent to kill him.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He at first seems to be an arrogant, uneducated and unintellectual 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.
* DidYouActuallyBelieve: Gaston implements this perfectly when facing off against Beast, sneering and mocking him:
-->'''Gaston:''' Were you ''in love'' with her, Beast?! Did you honestly think she'd want ''you'' when she could have someone like ''me?!''
* DirtyCoward: Gaston resorts to [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty dirty fighting]] in his battle against the Beast, mocking Beast while he was too depressed to defend himself, then pleading for his life when he finds himself at Beast's mercy. Beast finally lets him go... [[spoiler:only for Gaston to stab him InTheBack.]]
* [[spoiler: DisneyVillainDeath: He falls off the ramparts of Beast's castle.]]
* DrowningMySorrows: Defied; Gaston is so angry at being rejected he ''refuses'' alcohol.
* DumbMuscle: According to his tirade on books he's happy about this.
* EgomaniacHunter: The lodge has a wall of trophies as a monument to his ego.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In the span of ''thirty seconds'' from the beginning of his introduction, Gaston shows off being an egotistical macho hunter with eyes only for Belle and is determined to marry her, believing she'll fall for him without hesitation.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: (Lefou: "You can ask any Tom, Dick, or Stanley / And they'll tell you ''[[AccidentalInnuendo whose team they'd prefer to be on!]]''").
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: He's unable to imagine why Belle would choose the Beast over him. To him, love is just a convenient bargaining chip — or a distraction, or a function of physical beauty.
* 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.
* EvilPlan: Gaston's is to make the most beautiful girl in town I.E. Belle, his {{Housewife}}.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Out of all the baritone roles in the musical, his is easily the most pronounced. Although the Beast's voice is still deeper than his...
* FakeUltimateHero: He's the village hero because of his hunting and charisma but he's nothing but an egomaniac.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Appears to nothing more than a buffoonish jerk with good publicity but is actually a cunning and dangerous psycho.
* 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]]
* HandsomeLech: Played with. He's very forward with Belle but ignores the Bimbette's
* HeteronormativeCrusader: Spoofed - Gaston starts out as very heteronormative in many ways, including trying to reduce Belle to a traditional passive female gender role. When he finds out of about her relationship with the Beast, he takes refuge in something that looks like a cocktail of ThoseWackyNazis and HeteronormativeCrusader mixed together in a shaker built from FantasticRacism.
* 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.
* HotGuysAreBastards: Considered the most attractive man in the village, he's a narcissistic asshole.
* {{Hunk}}: He's tall, broad, muscled, hairy, square chin, etc.
* {{Hypocrite}}[=/=]HypocriticalHumor: When Lefou insults Belle's father, Gaston laughs along with him. Then, after Belle reprimands them for insulting her father, Gaston tries to scold Lefou for insulting him, when he was doing the same thing moments earlier.
* IcyBlueEyes: They fit his ruthlessness.
* 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.
* {{Jerkass}}: He's a sexist, controlling, egomaniac but he's not ''evil'' until Belle refuses him.
* JerkJock: Rural 18th century version.
* 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.
* LanternJawOfJustice: ... [[InvertedTrope but he's a villain.]]
* LargeHam: [[RunningGag No one's presence is as large as Gaston's!]]
* LaughablyEvil: No one makes you laugh like Gaston.
* {{Lust}}: Averted. He's not interested in Belle sexually but as a matter of pride. ("That makes her the best! ''And don't I deserve the best?''") Even when he talks about having children it's clear he's not interested in the act of making them.
* ManlyMenCanHunt: "I use antlers in all of my de-co-ra-ting!"
* MilesGloriosus: Averted. According to what the other villagers say during his villain song, he's every bit the fighter and hunter he says he is. He only meets his match against a seven foot chimera that's built like a bear.
* {{Narcissist}}: Public rejection makes him so angry that not even ''alcohol'' can make him feel better. What works is a CrowdSong about how great he is.
* NotGoodWithRejection: He bribed the asylum director to send Belle's dad to the nut house because she refused to marry him.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: He's first portrayed as a villainous goofy 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.
* ProudBeauty: The most desired man in his town, and an extreme {{narcissist}}.
* RabbleRouser: After Belle reveals the Beast's existence, he flies into a jealous rage, and whips the town into a frenzy with talk, [[VilainSOng or rather lyric]], of how he'll come and devour their children, and calls on them to storm the Beast's castle and kill him.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: With a yellow lapel added, describes his hunting gear.
* SanitySlippage: Towards the final confrontation.
* ScarpiaUltimatum: Marry me or your father gets locked up in the nuthouse.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Manly Man to Lefou's Sensitive Guy.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Averted. He's the biggest name in the village.
* StrawMisogynist: ''It's not right for a woman to read — soon she starts getting ideas... and thinking.''
* TallDarkAndHandsome: His three blonde admirers describe him in song as "such a tall, dark, strong and handsome brute".
* TestosteronePoisoning: Part of the humor of Gaston is that he's an over-the-top exaggeration of manliness. This is highlighed in his VillainSong how proud (and admired) he is for having a 'thick neck' and how 'every last inch of last me's covered in hair!'
* ThirdPersonPerson
-->'''Gaston:''' No one says "no" to Gaston!
* TooDumbToLive: See UngratefulBastard below.
* TookALevelInJerkass: As his animator once put it: "He goes from a buffoon and a jerk to a murderer."
* UngratefulBastard: After Beast spared his life he stabs him in the back, causing him to fall to his death.
* VillainSong: "No... one's... ... slick as Gaston! No one's quick as Gaston! No one's neck's as incredibly thick as Gaston!"
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: He's a controlling and arrogant egomaniac, but he's so charismatic that the people love him enough that in his VillainSong his vices are spun into virtues: "In a wrestling match nobody ''bites'' like Gaston." They unhesitatingly rally behind him to storm the castle and kill the Beast.
* VillainousCrush: On Belle.
* VillainousGlutton: Gaston may not be fat, but he eats ''5 dozen'' eggs for breakfast.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Arguably; he seems to think he's the hero, that Belle's a DamselInDistress, that the Beast is a mindless hulking monster...
* XanatosSpeedChess: In the second half of the film. Belle refuses to marry him? Use Maurice's rantings to declare him insane and blackmail her. She proves Maurice was telling the truth? Rally the town to kill the Beast now that you know Belle loves him.
* {{Yandere}}: To Belle and like any good yandere he opts for MurderTheHypotenuse.
* YouMonster: Belle tells this to Gaston.
-->'''Gaston:''' Belle, if I didn't know any better, I'd say you had feelings for this monster.\\
'''Belle:''' He's no monster, Gaston. You are!
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[[folder: Maurice]]
->''"My daughter? Odd?"''

->'''Voiced by:''' Rex Everhart

* AbsentMindedProfessor: His house is a mess because he's too focused on his latest invention.
* {{Adorkable}}: Just look at that face after a hunk of wood clonks him when it's thrown from his chopping machine and say with a straight face you don't go, "Awww..!"
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Both Belle and Maurice are seen as 'rather odd' by the rest of the villagers; her father because he's an [[AbsentMindedProfessor absent-minded tinkerer]] and Belle because she [[ValuesDissonance reads and refuses to]] StayInTheKitchen.
* BumblingDad: It's clear that Belle is the one taking care of ''him''.
* BunglingInventor: His inventions often misfire and he himself is clumsy.
* ButtMonkey: His inventions misfire, he gets lost in the woods, he gets captured by a beast, his daughter takes his place, his village tries to lock him up in the nuthouse; this guy gets a raw deal.
* CloudCuckoolander: The entire village believes him insane.
* [[GoodParents Good Father]]: Despite being bumbling, he loves his daughter.
* 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.
* ShipperOnDeck: In the beginning, he didn't seem to mind Belle getting with Gaston and actually suggested Belle spending time with him. Of course, that was the beginning of the movie.
* YouHaveToBelieveMe: About the Beast's existence.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Lefou]]
->''"Gosh, it disturbs me to see ya, Gaston, lookin' so down in the dumps..."''

->'''Voiced by:''' Jesse Corti

* AmbiguouslyBi: Is definitely attracted to the Three Bimbettes but also fawns over Gaston.
* AmusingInjuries: Regularly suffers some comedic slight.
* BumblingSidekick: A simpleton for Gaston.
* ButtMonkey: Gaston uses him as a punching bag ever so often.
** Heck, Lefou even means "the daft," "the crazy", "the demented" or "the fool".
** IronButtMonkey: 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.
* ExtremeDoormat: No matter how much Gaston treats him like crap, Lefou continues to take everything Gaston dishes to him, including getting ''assaulted'' by him.
* {{Gonk}}: In the movie, although most stage productions avert this.
* {{Keet}}: A surprisingly malicious one but high energy nonetheless.
* MeaningfulName: "Lefou" is a phonetic pun on "the fool" (the actual translation from French to English is closer to The Madman, the Insane, or The Mad).
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: has a more stereotypically "cartoony" look than anyone else.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive Guy to Gaston's Manly Man; he notices just how hurt Gaston is and cheers him up with a CrowdSong that is surprisingly detailed and insightful.
* {{Sidekick}}: To Gaston. The introduction shows him fetching Gaston's kills and carrying his equipment.
* SycophanticServant: A lot of Disney villains have toadying, ass-kissing sidekicks, but Lefou might just take the cake. Who else starts off an [[VillainSong entire musical number]] about how awesome their boss is?
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never see how he reacted to Gaston's death.
* YesMan: If Gaston told him to jump off a cliff, he'd do it and say that 'no one gives orders like Gaston!'.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Mrs. Potts]]
->''"Oh dear, now that didn't go very well, did it?"''

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AngelaLansbury

%%* CoolOldLady
%%* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Phlegmatic
* KindlyHousekeeper: A warm and welcoming woman who is instantly ready to fix dinner for Belle when she says she's hungry. Interestingly, both her human and cursed form are 'portly' because she's the tea pitcher.
* NotNowKiddo: Doesn't believe Chip when he says there's a girl in the castle until Babette confirms it.
* OnlySaneWoman: She's easily the most down-to-earth of the servants before Belle shows up.
* TeamMom: From her own son chip, to the Beast himself, she mothers everyone.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Chip]]
->''"Mama! There's a girl in the castle!"''

->'''Voiced by:''' Bradley Pierce (first film), Haley Joel Osment (second film), Gregory Grudt (Belle's Magical World), Nikita Hopkins (1 episode of House of Mouse)

* ChildrenAreInnocent: Durring "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.]]
* DisappearedDad : His dad is not amoung the tea set or anywhere else.
* YouHaveToBelieveMe: "Mama, there's a girl in the castle!"
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Lumiere]]
->''"''[[GratuitousFrench Ma chère mademoiselle]]''. It is with deepest pride and greatest pleasure that we welcome you tonight. And now, we invite to relax, let us pull up a chair, as the dining room proudly presents... your dinner."''

->'''Voiced by:''' Jerry Orbach

* AmbiguouslyGay: A lot of people assume this about Lumiere, but the eccentricities can be written off by virtue of the French accent (plus, he's always flirting with the female feather duster).
* BattleButler: He's a servant of the Beast and does very well in the final battle.
* BerserkButton: Don't hurt Babette. You don't want to mess with a guy who can make fire shoot out of his hands.
* DeadpanSnarker: He's a ServileSnarker.
-->'''Beast:''' I'll break down the door!\\
'''Lumière:''' Master, I could be wrong, but that may not be the best way to win the girl's affection.
%%* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Sanguine
* FunnyForeigner: Yes, this takes place in France but he and Babette are the only ones with French accents.
* NiceGuy: He welcomes Maurice in and Belle too. He's an affable guy.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Performing his voice, Jerry Orbach did an absolute dead ringer impersonation of Maurice Chevalier.
* OfficialCouple: With Babette.
* PlayingWithFire: Because he's a magic candle stick, he can shoot fire from his 'hands' and the top of his head.
* ReallyGetsAround: Implied in the stage version. He and Babette love making each other jealous. Simone, Michelle, Veronique... PlayedForLaughs.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red Oni to Cogsworth's Blue; he's brighter and more passionate.
* SickeninglySweethearts: He spends a lot of time flirting with Babette.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Cogsworth. Good friends who are very different and often butt heads. Their relationship is said to mirror that of the two animators who drew their characters.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Cogsworth]]
->''"Enchanted? Ha-ha ha-ha! Who said anything about the castle being enchanted? Ha-ha-ha..." *turns to Lumière* "It was you, wasn't it!"''

->'''Voiced by:''' David Ogden Stiers

* 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.
* BadassMustache: The clock hands on his face look like one.
* ButtMonkey: Regularly suffers comic incidents. This is especially evident in the UpdatedRerelease, where his entire role in the added musical number seems to consist of nothing but him being picked on.
* TheChewToy: The harm is often for comical effect.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He's a ButtMonkey only just below Lefou and Maurice in terms of slapstick, but gets his own badass moment against Lefou when the latter tries to ''melt'' Lumière.
* DeadpanSnarker: Because he's a blue oni, his remarks are often dry and sarcastic.
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Melancholic
* JerkassHasAPoint: He comes off as a dick when he tells the others to stop being nice to Maurice when he stumbles in, and to kick him back out into the cold blizzard. However, as all the others seemed to have forgotten, being stuck in a cold blizzard is much better than the alternative: pissing off The Beast.
* 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.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Cogsworth can be a real tight-ass (somewhat justified, considering the above points), but once he loosens up, he can act goofier than even Lumiere. He shows shades of this right at the end of ''Be Our Guest'', and during the castle invasion he goes completly nuts (and is clearly enjoying it).
* OfficialCouple: With the wardrobe in the stage version.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue Oni to Lumiere's Red; more focused on rules and structure and significantly less hammy.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Lumière. Good friends who are very different and often butt heads. Their relationship is said to mirror that of the two animators who drew their characters.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Babette]]
->''"I've been burned by you before! Hehehe!"''

-> '''Voiced by:''' Kimmy Robertson

* AscendedExtra: In the stage musical, she becomes almost as prominent as Lumière and Cogsworth.
* 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 as she's a feather duster, but her human form looks somewhat like Belle crossed with the Bimbettes.
* OfficialCouple: With Lumiere.
* ReallyGetsAround: Implied in the stage version. Both she and Lumière ''love'' making each other jealous. Maurice, Jacques, Pierre... PlayedForLaughs.
* SickeninglySweethearts: She likes flirting with Lumière.
* SlapSlapKiss: Occasionally invokes this with Lumière in the stage musical. She seems to do it to mess with him more than anything.
* SuddenNameChange: Is her name Fifi or Babette?
* TheTease: Teasing her boyfriend is her favorite hobby.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B in the stage version. She likes to pretend to get pissed off at him for little other purpose than to mess with him, and immediately gets flirty and lovey-dovey within seconds. PlayedForLaughs.
[[/folder]]


[[folder: The Three Bimbettes]]
->''Look there he goes\\
Isn't he dreamy?\\
Monsieur Gaston,\\
Oh, he's so cute!''

->'''Voiced by:''' Kath Soucie, Mary Kay Bergman
[[quoteright:271:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/beaty_and_the_beaties_8101.jpg]]
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Head over heels for the local jerkass, Gaston.
* {{Brainless Beaut|y}}ies: To contrast Belle the Bookworm, they're dumb as a post.
* BouquetToss: In the coloring book for the movie, it was shown that the sisters were invited to the wedding of Belle and the Prince, and [[CatFight they started fighting over]] who of them was going to catch Belle's bouquet.
* ColorCodedCharacters: The only difference between them is the color of their dresses and their hairstyles.
** And if you watch closely, right at the end of "Gaston (Reprise)", their bangs are briefly all the same.
* TheDividual: The three of them are, for all intents and purposes, a single entity.
* {{Dumb Blonde}}s: Again, to contrast the BrainyBrunette.
* {{Fangirl}}s: Gaston's; see page quote.
* {{Gainaxing}}: Very obvious at times.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: "Bimbo"
* MsFanservice: Beautiful, fashionably dressed and adoring triplets. Yes.
* RapunzelHair: Very long and very well groomed.
* SameSexTriplets: If one of them was a guy, then either he'd fawn over Gaston as well or he'd need his own identity. This is simpler.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Monsieur D'Arque]]
->''"Oh, that is despicable! *EvilLaugh* I love it!"''

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TonyJay

* CardCarryingVillain: ''"I love it!"''
* EvilFeelsGood: Joining Gaston's plan for the heck of it.
* EvilLaugh: Chuckles darkly before saying who much he loves Gaston's EvilPlan.
* EvilOldFolks: He's a gaunt and rail thing.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Surprising for such an old person; to enhance the evilness.
* ForTheEvulz: Just see the quote above.
* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini: Despite aiding Gaston's EvilPlan he faces no punishment. He disappears during "Kill The Beast".]]
* LeanAndMean: A rail thin asshole.
* ObviouslyEvil: He looks like the Crypt Keeper.
[[/folder]]
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