All-Loving Hero: In that she helps not only save Beast, but the whole castle.
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.
Cute Bookworm: The townpeople think she's odd for reading so much but not one of them denies her beauty.
Daddy's Girl: In this case, encouraging his inventory streak.
Damsel in Distress: 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.
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).
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. Her is 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 - use a heavy dose of sex-appeal.
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 has feelings for Beast.
Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: 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?
Pimped-Out Dress: Several. Even the simple green and pink dresses she wears would have been made of expensive fabrics.
Plucky Girl: Belle refuses repeatedly to submit to the Beast and only treats him better when he starts reforming.
The Power of Love: Her love for Beast is what breaks the curse. This is why all the servants ship her with him.
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.
Princesses Prefer Pink: Downplayed. While she is ultimately a princess she only wears the pink winter dress in one scene.
Proper Lady: Certainly looks like this with a modest, caring, respectable demeanour, and a perfect curtsy. In nature though she's definitely a Spirited Young Lady.
Rescue Romance: Her relationship with Beast begins to develop after he rescues her from wolves.
Scarpia Ultimatum: 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.
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 shout her down. Later, her gentle side helps bring out Beast's.
Simple Yet Opulent: Her green and pink dresses are less fancy than her golden ballgown but are still made of expensive fabrics.
Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She's completely disinterested in the obnoxious and cocky The Casanova 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.
Spirited Young Lady: Despite her proper lady demeanor, she seeks a more exciting life than being Gaston's House Wife and is not intimidated by an angry chimera.
Stockholm Syndrome: 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.
Unflinching Walk: 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.
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.
Badass Cape: At his height of feral nature he wore little more than purple cape.
Bad Boss: 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. Clogsworth is the only one that worries about Bad Boss like behavior.
Hand Behind Head: Several times he rubs or pulls at the back of his head and neck when frustrated, embarrassed, or guilty.
Dark World: His castle under the enchantment is dark, gloomy, and the statues are demonic. The West Wing takes it Up to Eleven; the filmmakers described it as "a descent into his own personal hell." This is inverted afte the enchantment breaks.
Despair Event Horizon: Creeps closer to this the longer the spell lasts. He doesn't fight back against Gaston because he's given up hope.
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.
Eyes Never Lie: This is how Belle realizes the prince is really Beast; his eyes stay the same.
Family-Unfriendly Violence: 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.
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).
Heel-Face Turn: An antagonist in the first half but a co-protagonist in the second half.
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.
Horned Humanoid: He walks upright, possess two arms and two legs, and he has horns.
Horrifying Hero: Played with. By the time he becomes a heroic character he's not horrifiying; birds land all over him. However, the villagers think he's scary because he was in a bad mood at the time.
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.
I Am a Monster: He thinks this of himself because of his curse. "Who could love a beast?"
Large Ham: 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.
Lima Syndrome: 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.
Love at First Punch: Belle is the first person after the enchantress who confronted Beast on his treatment of others.
Love Redeems: The point of the curse is for him to become a better person through love.
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.
Sanity Slippage: 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.
Spoiled Brat: 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.
Skyward Scream: "Roar" actually. He lashes out one after watching Belle go from the balcony.
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 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.
"And don't I deserve the best?"
"As a specimen, yes I'm intimidating!"
Voiced by: Richard White
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 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.
Boisterous Bruiser: "No one fights like Gaston, douses lights like Gaston; in a wrestling match nobody bites like Gaston."
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.
Chick Magnet: Every woman in the village (except Belle) is head over heels for him.
Covered in Mud: After Belle rejects Gaston's marriage proposal, Gaston falls over and lands in the pigs' mud hole.
Crazy Jealous Guy: Enough to rally a mob and storm the other guy's house with the intent to kill him.
Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: 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.
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.
Evil Sounds Deep: Out of all the baritone roles in the musical, his is easily the most pronounced.
Fake Ultimate Hero: He's the village hero because of his hunting and charisma but he's nothing but an egomaniac.
The Fighting Narcissist: 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.
Handsome Lech: Played with. He's very forward with Belle but ignores the Bimbettes.
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.
Miles Gloriosus: 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 anger that not even alcohol can make him feel better. What works is a Crowd Song about how great he is.
Not Good With Rejection: He bribed the asylum director to send Belle's dad to the nut house because she refused to marry him.
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 stabs the Beast in the back. If he (the Beast) wasn't under a spell he would have surely died.
Straw Misogynist: It's not right for a woman to read — soon she starts getting ideas... and thinking.
Testosterone Poisoning: Part of the humor of Gaston is that he's an over-the-top exageration of manliness. This is highlighed in his Villain Song how proud (and admired) he is for having a 'thick neck' and how 'every last inch of last me's covered in hair!'
Ungrateful Bastard: After Beast spared his life he 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 enough that in his Villain Song 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.
Xanatos Speed Chess: Gaston 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.
Kindly Housekeeper: A warm and welcoming woman who is instantly ready to fix dinner for Belle when she says she's hungry. Interestly, both her human and cursed form are 'portly' because she's the tea pitcher.
Not Now, Kiddo: Doesn't believe Chip when he says there's a girl in the castle until Babette confirms it.
Only Sane Woman: She's easily the most down-to-earth of the servants before Belle shows up.
Team Mom: From her own son chip, to the Beast himself, she mothers everyone.
"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)
Children Are Innocent: Durring "There's Something There" he repeatedly asks "what's there?" but his mother says she'll tell him when he's older.
"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
Ambiguously Gay: 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).
Battle Butler: He's a servant of the Beast and does very well in the final battle.
Berserk Button: Don't hurt Babette. You don't want to mess with a guy who can make fire shoot out of his hands.
Vitriolic Best Buds: 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.
"Enchanted? Ha-ha ha-ha! Who said anything about the castle being enchanted? Ha-ha-ha..." *turns to Lumiere* "It was you, wasn't it!"
Voiced by: David Ogden Stiers
Ambiguously Gay: 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.
Jerkass Has a Point: 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.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's pompous, grumpy and a bit rude, but he's really just as good-natured as Lumiere and he can also be very helpful.
Slap-Slap-Kiss: Occasionally invokes this with Lumiere in the stage musical. She seems to do it to mess with him more than anything.
The Tease: 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. Played for Laughs.
The Three Bimbettes
Look there he goes Isn't he dreamy? M'sieur Gaston, Oh, he's so cute!