Characters / A Monster in Paris

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Voiced by: Vanessa Paradis

Lucille is the leading lady in A Monster In Paris.
  • Angelic Beauty: While she's not a real angel, Lucille's stage costume was made with this in mind.

Voiced by: Matthieu Chedid (French singing voice), Sean Lennon (English singing voice)

Francœur is a giant singing flea, with a gentle disposition, and is the main character of the film.
  • Cute Mute: He can only "speak" in chirps and bleeps, but nobody cares because of how ridiculously cute it is. Did we mention he can sing, too?
  • The Grotesque: He's a sweet-natured, kind, passionate seven-foot-tall flea. The number that shares the film's title is about how no-one (up to that point) can manage to see past his terrifying, monstrous exterior long enough to see his true nature, and how he's forced to hide himself because of it.
  • Immune to Bullets: Francœur takes a couple shots to the exoskeleton of his back without batting an eye. He avoids putting to the test what a bullet could do to his front, however.
  • In a Single Bound: Being a giant flea, and since the Square/Cube Law is ignored as usual, Francœur can naturally make tremendous jumps.
  • Instant Expert: Francœur learns to sing, dance and play guitar damn fast. He's later seen writing a piano piece!
  • Like Brother and Sister: With Lucille, according to Word of God.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: Francœur gets his name from a sign in the alley where Lucille finds him.
  • The Speechless: Francœur, outside of the songs, is incapable of speaking and chirps (or sings basic sounds) instead, which makes him even cuter. The set-up for A Monster in Paris (the song) implies he needs to hear music of any sort to be able to talk/sing.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Let's be honest, nobody expects a 7-foot-tall flea monster to have such a high-pitched voice.

Voiced by: Gad Elmaleh (French), Adam Goldberg (English)

Raoul is an exuberant inventor and delivery driver.
  • Adorkable: Tall, clumsy, and filled to the brim with stupid jokes.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He is very sarcastic.
  • Decoy Protagonist: The movie starts out following him and Emile, but the focus shifts over to Francœur and Lucille.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He invented and operates his Cool Car, Catherine.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Raoul has a big thing for Lucille.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Raoul is a very pleasant and optimistic young man, with a bright and vivid imagination for inventing. He is however, very boastful, sarcastic, and quick to anger.
  • Shipper on Deck: Raoul is very aware of Emile's affection for Maud and tries to help the two along in their relationship.

Voiced by: Sébastien Desjours (French), Jay Harrington (English)

Raoul's main partner and best friend.
  • Decoy Protagonist: The movie starts out following him and Raoul, but the focus shifts over to Francœur and Lucille.
  • Little People Are Surreal: Averted. While Emile is technically a little person, the film treats this characteristic with sensitivity, touching on how this impacts his self-esteem.
  • Nice Hat: He wears a green bowler hat.

    Commissioner Maynott
Voiced by: François Cluzet (French), Danny Huston (English)

Victor Maynott, otherwise known as Commissioner Maynott, is the main antagonist of A Monster in Paris.
  • Jerkass: Maynott is a greedy, pompous and wealthy police commissioner consumed by pride and ambition.
  • Punny Name: If he won the election, he would be Mayor Maynott.

    Inspector Pâté
Voiced by: Philippe Peythieu (French), Bob Balaban (English)

Maynott's second-in-command.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He arrests Maynott after he realizes Francœur is innocent.
  • To Be Lawful or Good: Pâté is confronted to this choice as he realizes that Maynott is a bastard and is completely losing his sanity. He chooses the second option.

Voiced by: Ludivine Sagnier (French), Madeline Zima (English)

Émile's main love interest.
  • Meganekko: Maud wears big glasses and is very cute.
  • Proper Lady: She is soft-spoken, polite and has a gentle strength, contrasting the feisty and spirited Lucille.
  • Smooch of Victory: Gives Émile a BIG one after he defeats Maynott.