All of the Other Reindeer: 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.
Ascended Fangirl: Belle reads romantic adventure stories about far-off places and magic spells while wishing for adventure in the great wide somewhere.
Badass Damsel: When the wolves came after her, she beat a wolf off her horse with just one swing of a stick, and tried to fight back before the Beast rescued her.
I Am Song: More like a 'She Is' Song, since it's mostly sung by the townspeople.
I'm Not Hungry: Belle refuses to eat dinner with the Beast (at first), with these exact words.
Impossibly Low Neckline: Belle's yellow ball gown appears like this is some shots (specifically close-ups during the West Wing Balcony scene).
Indifferent Beauty: She's considered the most beautiful girl in town, but she doesn't care.
Informed Attractiveness: 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. Of course, Belle's beauty may be due to her seeming unattainable, unlike most of the other women who absolutely swoon over Gaston. In addition, Belle designed to be as 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, not even trying to play it up the slightest (before she starts dressing elegant while in the castle, at least), in contrast to all of the young women appearing in the movie. Even the only other innocent appearing girl in the town - the one with almost no speaking lines, asked in the song "Belle" how is her family - is at least more fashionably dressed than our heroines, while the rest - the Bimbettes, Babette, the woman teasing the baker - use a heavy dose of sex-appeal too.
In Harm's Way: Belle craves adventure, because her hometown is safe and happy and boring.
Love Epiphany: "There's Something There" has a moment where she realizes she is having feelings for Beast.
Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: Well, 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?
Pretty in Mink: 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.
She Cleans Up Nicely: 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 Up to Eleven.
Silk Hiding Steel: 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 just shout her down. Later, her gentle side even helps bring out Beast's.
Stockholm Syndrome: Beautifully 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 even then she only admits it after he frees her.
Unflinching Walk: Belle in a somewhat comedic example, where she's able to thread her way through town on what appears to be a market day, effortlessly blocking falling water with a hanging sign as she passes under it, all the while reading a book.
Wide-Eyed Idealist: 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.
Desperately Craves Affection: 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.
Disney Death: Possibly justified because he was under a magical spell and Belle reversed it.
Family Unfriendly Violence: The Beast is on the receiving end of this several times (being one of the few Disney characters to actually 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.
Feet First Introduction: 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).
Hidden Depths: 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 Closet Geek, greatly enjoying Shakespeare and classical music.
Hybrid Monster/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.
No Badass to His Valet: 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.
Windows to the Soul: 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 actually care about that. She isn't convinced it's him until she looks into his eyes. The Beast's eyes were almost 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.
Abomination Accusation Attack: 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.
Bad Boss: Gaston is a warped variation. Even though he is shown to be a complete jerk in the village, and makes no effort to hide it going by his villain song, the villagers actually genuinely love him and don't follow him out of fear.
Book Dumb: "How can you read this? There's no pictures!
Bullying a Dragon: 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.
Gaston: Were you in love with her, Beast?! Did you honestly think she'd want you when she could have someone like me?!
Dirty Coward: Gaston resorts to 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... only for Gaston to stab him In the Back.
Establishing Character Moment: 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.
Not-So-Harmless Villain: 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 manages to stab the Beast in the back. If he (the Beast) wasn't under a spell he would have surely been dead for real.
Obfuscating Stupidity: 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.
Ungrateful Bastard: After Beast spared his life he literally stabs him in the back, causing him to fall to his death.
Villain Song: "No... one's... ... slick as Gaston! No one's quick as Gaston! No one's neck's as incredibly thick as Gaston!"
Villain with Good Publicity: He's a controlling and arrogant egomaniac but he's so charismatic that the people love him, to the extent that in his Villain Song his vices are spun into virtues: "In a wrestling match nobody bites like Gaston."
Xanatos Speed Chess: Gaston gets shades 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.
Voiced by: Bradley Pierce (first film), Haley Joel Osment (second film), Gregory Grudt (Belle's Magical World), Tress MacNeille (4 episodes of House of Mouse), Nikita Hopkins (1 episode of House of Mouse)
Ambiguously Gay: Cogsworth is involved in several questionable incidents, including a rather awkward moment with Maurice. And ever since David Ogden Stiers (the voice of Cogsworth) came out of the closet the effect has only amplified.