* EsotericHappyEnding: At the end, Beauty is given a choice between [[spoiler:restoring the Beast to human form with all his wealth and power or keeping him as a Beast and staying with her family]]. She picks the latter option, which is presented as the right choice with the implication that the other option would have led them down a path of corruption or disconnection from the rest of humanity. However, some readers have pointed out that this will probably put a crimp in their love life. Beauty herself tells the Beast though, that if he had changed back to human, he'd no longer be the man she fell in love with.