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

!!Titular Characters


A young French peasant woman with a passion for reading, she is considered the odd one out in her small hamlet, but widely renowned for her great beauty, especially by the narcissistic hunter Gaston. Her father Maurice, while lost in a forest, trespasses upon the castle of a Beast who is a cursed prince. The Beast only releases him when she agrees to stay with him forever, which he hopes will eventually lead to her loving him and break the spell that made him a Beast. After a night of coming to terms with each other, they slowly bond and fall in love.

->'''Voiced by:''' Paige O'Hara, Julie Nathanson
* AdaptationDyeJob: In the original tale, Beauty was explicitly labelled as blonde, while in the film, she was brunette.
* AllLovingHeroine: 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, and Belle has long, brown hair, most often tied back in a low ponytail. Her reading is something that sets her apart from the other townsfolk, most notably the blonde Bimbettes.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: With Beast because of the AllLovingHero aspect.
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* CharacterTics: Belle [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/belle_stray_hair_8311.jpg 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.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Brown hair and eyes.
* 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. Also, the movie really begins with her selfless offer to the Beast to save him at the cost of herself.
* 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 just don't deserve you!'''
** In the Broadway play, the role of Belle was originated by Susan Egan, who later played snark queen Meg in Disney's Hercules. Belle's snarking is most pronounced in "Me," the song Gaston sings while proposing.
* 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.
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* {{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''.
* HighClassGloves: Her gold dress comes with matching long gloves to up the formalness.
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* IAmSong: More like a 'She Is' Song, since it's mostly sung by the townspeople.
* IWantSong: "Belle (Reprise)".
* 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).
* InHarmsWay: Belle craves adventure, because her hometown is safe and happy and boring.
* 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]].
* ItsAllMyFault: Belle admits this twice. First, when she inadvertently gives Gaston the inspiration to lock her and her father in their cellar and lead a TorchesAndPitchforks mob against the Beast, and the second when she felt like she caused the Beast's demise.
* 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.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: When Belle was set free by the Beast, he lost all will to fight off the mob that came to murder him.
* 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". It's even [[InvokedTrope lampshaded in song!]]
--> ''Now it's no wonder that her name means beauty! Her looks have got no parallel!"
* MissingMom: Like many Disney characters, she's mysteriously missing a parent and no real explanation is given for it. In the musicals, it's explained that she's dead but both Belle and Maurice remember her fondly.
* MoralityPet: Belle's presence causes the Beast to undergo an enormous amount of CharacterDevelopment.
* 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 and sees him as the arrogant idiot that he is. Ironically the townspeople think Belle is the village's resident strange person, for being a daydreamer and reading books.
* 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 hand-me-down clothes from the castle include some fine furs. In the first film she wears a 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.
* 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 growing romantic relationship with [[{{Deuteragonist}} the Beast.]]
* RescueRomance: Her relationship with Beast begins to develop after he rescues her from wolves.
* RuleOfSymbolism: According to the DVDCommentary, her blue dress symbolizes how she doesn't fit in with the rest of the town.
* 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 reforms Beast first by standing up to him and then with more gentle affection. She's technically a captive with no authority the whole time, and yet she manages to turn the situation to her favor as much as it's possible.
* 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.
* StaticCharacter: Belle is an oddly static character by the standards of Disney protagonists. At the beginning of the movie, she's a compassionate, selfless, intelligent, assertive, and perceptive woman. At the end of the movie, she's still all of those things; she only changes in her attitude toward the Beast, which requires no fundamental character shift on her part.
* 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.
* TitleCharacter: Belle is the "Beauty" part in the title.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Her plain dress, which according to the DVD Commentary, also symbolizes other aspects.
* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter: Maurice isn't exactly ugly, but he has a goofy character design; short and portly.
* 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 novels.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Belle is instrumental in pulling the Beast out of his depression and self-loathing. Especially notable because she has to learn this about him the hard way first and initially brushes off the servants insistence that he indeed ''isn't'' that bad once your get to know him.
* YouHaveToBelieveMe: "He's kind, gentle, and would never do anything to hurt me." The villagers don't believe her.

->''"She's so beautiful, and I'm...well, '''look at me'''!"''
->'''Voiced by:''' Robby Benson

A prince who is transformed into a beast by a beautiful enchantress as punishment for his arrogance. He has the head structure and horns of an American bison, the arms and body of a bear, the ears of a deer, the eyebrows of a gorilla, the jaws, teeth, and mane of a lion, the tusks of a wild boar and the legs and tail of a wolf.
* {{Adorkable}}: After the Beast's CharacterDevelopment begins to take hold he becomes shy and awkward, especially around Belle.
* AfterActionPatchup: After he saves Belle 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. A licensed CD-Rom trivia game, however, does claim his name to be Adam, so unless we get a further WordOfGod decision later on his name it's the closest we've got.
* 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.
* BadBoss: He zigzags between this trope and BenevolentBoss. 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.
* BadassAdorable: After CharacterDevelopment, he could break a man in half but is "too kind and gentle to fight back".
* BadassBaritone: As the Beast, his voice is deep and imposing. In his thoughts/singing voice and human form, his voice is more tenor.
* BadassCape: At his height of feral nature he wore little more than a purple cape.
* 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. There is even a ''song'' about his CharacterDevelopment. Specifically, the Beast originally appeared to be irritable, temperamental and stubborn, and came off as very mean and serious. He had a very bitter and negative, extremely cynical outlook, and was quick to become frustrated and give up when things did not work his way, showing a spoiled side to his personality. Once he begins to care for Belle after rescuing her from a pack of wolves, he becomes more agreeable and gentle. He even attempts to become civilized again for Belle's sake, relearning table manners and feeding birds.
* 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.
** RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Averted, he stutters several times when angry.
* 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.
* DeathSeeker: The commentary implied during the wolf attack scene that he was suicidal, or at least did not value his life too strongly, due to the hopelessness of ever breaking the curse. This was further supported in the Marvel Comics where Beast, after saving Belle and Chip after they were trapped in a very serious snowstorm, thanked Belle for saving his life, as her presence caused him to realize his own life was not "meaningless" after all.
* DefrostingIceKing: 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.
* EntitledToHaveYou: In a more platonic version at first. When Belle doesn't want to eat dinner with him, he yells at her to go ahead and STAAAARVE! A good part of his CharacterDevelopment is about him dropping this really bad trait, which culminates with him [[spoiler:willingly letting Belle go back home, which he does ''because'' he loves her.]]
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: His name is never revealed in the movie.
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* 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.
* FreudianExcuse: His hatred for Christmas in the sequel is because he was transformed into the Beast on that very day.
* 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: Before his CharacterDevelopment. The Beast isn't really a bad guy, but he wasn't a nice guy to begin with.
* GrandStaircaseEntrance: The ballroom scene where he's dressed like a human for the first time since his transformation.
* TheGrotesque: He considers ''himself'' to be this because he thinks his beast form is ugly. No one else does; if anything they think he's closer to TheDreaded.
* GrumpyBear: An almost literal example. He has the looks and the sour disposition.
* 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.
* HeroicSecondWind: Having crossed the DespairEventHorizon as a result of Belle's departure, the Beast is perfectly willing to let Gaston kill him and makes no effort to resist. The sight of Belle, however, promptly spurs him back to life.
* 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.
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* 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: Part of having a short temper.
* HybridMonster: 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: 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!''
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: He sets Belle free after they discover that her father Maurice is lost in the snowy forest and dying of hypothermia looking for her, even if it means that he had lost his best and only chance of breaking the curse.
-->'''Beast:''' ...I let her go.\\
'''Cogsworth:''' (chuckles) Yes, yes. Splen- [[BigWhat YOU WHAT!?]] How could you ''do'' that?!\\
'''Beast:''' I had to.\\
'''Cogsworth:''' Yes, but... ''why?''\\
'''Beast:''' Because... I love her.
* InsecureLoveInterest: He is certain that Belle would never love him because of his looks.
* JerkAss: At first. However...
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: His character development is all about him toning down his jerkassery and developing the heart of gold.
* 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: Despite his size, he's agile, fast and able to beat wolves.
* 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.
* LoudGulp: Does one when Belle leads him out onto the dance floor.
* 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.
* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: 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, becoming a beast both inside and out.
* 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". WordOfGod states that they forgot and never corrected it.
* 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.]]
* PrinceCharmless: Beast was this before the curse and before Belle came into his life. It's the reason he was cursed in the first place. Even after he improves his attitude and manners Belle notes that he's hardly Prince Charming, and is more of a shy, awkward, dork.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Averting this trope is part of why he was cursed; he was a RoyalBrat.
* SkywardScream: "Roar" actually. He lashes out one after watching Belle go from the balcony.
* SpellMyNameWithAThe: Sometimes he's called The Beast, sometimes he's just called Beast.
* 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.
* TameHisAnger: "You must control your temper!"
* TookALevelInCheerfulness: Belle's presence not only makes him [[TookALevelInKindness nicer]], but more happier.
* TookALevelInKindness: Belle's presence not only makes him [[TookALevelInCheerfulness happier]], but more nicer.
* TragicMonster: He never wanted to be a monster. The main plot is everyone trying to turn him back into human.
* {{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.
* UptownGuy: He (a prince) falls in love with Belle (a peasant).
* 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.

!!Residents of the Beast's Castle

->''"''[[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

The kind-hearted but rebellious maître d'hôtel of the Beast's castle, who has been transformed into a candlestick. He has a habit of disobeying his master's strict rules, sometimes causing tension between them, but the Beast often turns to him for advice. He is depicted as flirtatious, as he is frequently seen with the Featherduster and immediately takes to Belle.
* BattleButler: He's a servant of the Beast and does very well in the final battle.
* CampStraight: A lot of people assume he is gay, but the eccentricities can be written off by virtue of the French accent (plus, he's always flirting with the female feather duster).
* 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
* FatAndSkinny: The skinny to Cogsworth's fat, as you see when they transform back into their human forms, though taking place in an era in which extra weight was most often an indicator of wealth, most of the dynamics of the trope in present day are reversed.
* FunnyForeigner: Yes, this takes place in France but he and Babette are the only ones with French accents.
* LargeHam: Lumiere is this during "Be Our Guest."
* 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.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Gender-flipped. Don't hurt Babette. You don't want to mess with a guy who can make fire shoot out of his hands.
* 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.

->''"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

The castle butler and Lumière's best friend, who has been transformed into a clock. He is extremely loyal to the Beast so as to save himself and anyone else any trouble, often leading to friction between himself and Lumière.
* 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.
* 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. He's also second-in-command of the castle, only second to The Beast himself. You don't obtain that sort of position by being completely incompetent.
* DeadpanSnarker: Because he's a blue oni, his remarks are often dry and sarcastic.
* FatAndSkinny: The fat to Lumiere's skinny, as you see when they transform back into their human forms, though taking place in an era in which extra weight was most often an indicator of wealth, most of the dynamics of the trope in present day are reversed.
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Melancholic
* 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.
* 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.
* 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 completely 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:Mrs. Potts]]
->''"Oh dear, now that didn't go very well, did it?"''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AngelaLansbury

The castle cook, turned into a teapot, who takes a motherly attitude toward Belle.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: There are things in the Beast's Castle that you should ''never piss off.'' Mrs Potts is one such thing.
%%* [[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.

->''"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)

A teacup and Mrs. Potts' son.
* 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 among the tea set or anywhere else.
* DoWrongRight: Normally, you would not allow a child - let alone a child who is an ''easily smashable cup!'' - to touch a very large, very powerful, very ''sharp'' log cutting machine. In this case, an exception can, will and is made.
* MeaningfulName: Chip has a ''chip''.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: Technically speaking from a plot perspective, Chip does a lot less in terms of helping with the wooing compared the other servants like Lumiere, but he has 1 essential scene where he saves Belle from being stuck in the cellar which saved the Beast.
* YouHaveToBelieveMe: "Mama, there's a girl in the castle!"

->''"I've been burned by you before! Hehehe!"''
-> '''Voiced by:''' Kimmy Robertson

A maid and Lumière's sweetheart, who has been turned into a feather duster.
* 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 for the most part as she's a feather duster. Her [[http://images6.fanpop.com/image/polls/1157000/1157073_1355898651521_full.jpg human form]] however is stunning. She 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: The sequels call her Fifi. The stage musical calls her 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.

!!Residents of the French Village

[[caption-width-right:350:"And don't I deserve the best?"]]
->''"As a specimen, yes I'm intimidating!"''
->'''Voiced by:''' Richard White

A vain hunter who vies for Belle's hand in marriage and is determined not to let anyone else win her heart. Gaston is egotistical and the main antagonist.
* 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 hurt 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.
* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: Gaston tries the ScarpiaUltimatum version on Belle when her father is going to be committed to an insane asylum.
* AntiIntellectualism: At first, he [[StrawMisogynist disapproves of the thought of a woman reading, and therefore thinking]]... but later, it seems he opposes the idea of ''anybody'' thinking, deeming it a "dangerous pastime" even for men. However, he himself seems to have some learning, as covered in HiddenDepths.
* ArcherArchetype: Subverted. Gaston wields both a bow and a blunderbuss, though seems to favour the bow given that it is the weapon he chooses to hunt The Beast with. In terms of personality, he is a loud, boorish, anti-intellectual egomaniac, versus the cold analytical persona described in the trope description. Also, somewhat realistically for a bowman, he is a musclebound bruiser capable of great feats of physical strength, versus the trope description of a physical weakling.
* AxCrazy: During the final showdown with the Beast.
* 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.
* 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.
* BadassNormal: While the Beast is definitely stronger than he is, Gaston still manages to match him pretty well during their battle.
* BadassBaritone: Overlaps with EvilSoundsDeep.
* BeneathTheMask: Gaston is not as harmless as he seems to be.
* BerserkButton: Not getting what he wants (as in Belle's constantly rejecting him) makes him more frustrated as it keeps happening. Belle's YouMonster statement that pretty much solidifies her hate for him is what ultimately makes him snap.
* BigEater: He puts away five dozen eggs a day. At breakfast.
* 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!''" Which makes him even dumber as the book was clearly shown to have at least one illustration.
* 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: Something he lampshades in his VillainSong.
-->"And every last inch of me's covered with ''hair!''"
* ChickMagnet: Every woman in the village (except Belle) is head over heels for him.
* ColdSniper: For all his bluster, Gaston is a crack shot with a gun.
* CoveredInMud: After Belle rejects Gaston's marriage proposal, Gaston falls over and lands in the pigs' mud hole.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He at first seems to be an arrogant, uneducated and nonintellectual 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.]]
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: 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.
* EntitledToHaveYou: Gaston seems to expect Belle to just fall into his arms because... well, he's Gaston. When she finally makes it clear that no, she's ''really'' not into him he... doesn't take it well. The other girls in town have no problems with falling into his arms should the opportunity present itself, because... well, he's Gaston, so it's a double insult to him.
--->"That makes her the best! ''And don't I '''deserve''' the best!?''"
* 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 surprisingly mild for this type of plan (if rather chauvinistic) to make the most beautiful girl in town (i.e. Belle) his {{Housewife}} by any means necessary. It becomes decidedly more malevolent as the story progresses, up to and including [[MurderTheHypotenuse murder]].
* 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...
* {{Expy}}: He bears a resemblance to Brom Bones from Disney's ''The Legend of Sleepy Hollow''. Both are rather respected men in their village who want the best girl in the village. (In their eyes at least). The resemblance ends there.
** Possibly inadvertent, but Gaston also bears more than a passing resemblance to [[WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal Lincoln Sternn]].
* FakeUltimateHero: He's the village hero because of his hunting and charisma but he's nothing but an egomaniac.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Appears to be 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]]
* FrenchJerk: While ''all'' the characters are French, Gaston is a major jerk and doubles as the BigBad.
* HandsomeLech: Played with. He's very forward with Belle but ignores the Bimbettes.
* 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, and has a large enough vocabulary to use words like "expectorating" correctly in a sentence.
* HotGuysAreBastards: Considered the most attractive man in the village, he's a narcissistic asshole.
* {{Hunk}}: He's tall, broad, muscled, hairy, square chin, etc.
* 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.
-->'''Belle''': I have to get home to help my father. Goodbye!
-->'''Lefou''': Hahaha! That crazy old loon? He needs all the help he can get!
-->-Lefou and Gaston both laugh-
-->'''Belle''': Don't talk about my father that way!
-->'''Gaston''': Yeah, don't talk about her father that way!
* 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. This is further emphasized with his declaration to the Beast that, "Belle is mine!" Those three words reveal his motive for storming the castle was of course to not protect the village, but to MurderTheHypotenuse.
* 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: Invoked, as he is viewed by the villagers as a hero ... [[InvertedTrope but he's actually a villain.]]
* LargeHam: [[RunningGag No one's presence is as large as Gaston's!]]
* LaserGuidedKarma: Just when Beast spares him his life, Gaston [[LiteralMetaphor literally stabs him in the back]] right when Beast has it turned. Gaston, of course, pays with his life when he loses his balance and falls off the roof to his death.
* 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 so much as having a bunch of mini-Gastons running around..
* ManlyMenCanHunt: "I use antlers in all of my de-co-ra-ting!"
* ManipulativeBastard: While [[BookDumb hardly an intellectual]], he's savvy enough about the villagers' ignorance and prejudices to turn them against Belle's family and ultimately the Beast himself.
* 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.
* PlotIrrelevantVillain: He's the primary villain from Belle's point of view, but Beast's situation (the curse and everything) is entirely unrelated.
* PsychopathicManchild: His role in the film basically amounts to him throwing a ''very'' violent temper tantrum when he doesn't get his way.
* 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 a warning ([[VillainSong in song, even]]) 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.
* ScarpiaUltimatum: Marry me or your father gets locked up in the nuthouse.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Manly Man to Lefou's Sensitive Guy.[[labelnote:Case in point]]Consider his manly activities, his manly chin, and manly chest hair and manly strength![[/labelnote]] As his VillainSong says, "there's no man in town half as manly".
* ShadowArchetype: To Beast. They start out very similar to each other. Both are indifferent to the pain they cause to others, aren't afraid to use violence to get what they want and both want to use Belle for their own selfish reasons (the Beast to break his curse and Gaston to be his baby-factory/housekeeper/trophy-wife). Arguably the strongest similarity they have is how they see self-worth (as befitting the tale). For both men at the beginning, it's exterior, the Beast is cursed to look like a monster so he thinks he's a monster whereas Gaston wants Belle because "here in town, there's only she who is as beautiful as me". However, the Beast learns to see Belle as the kind, intelligent, courageous and independent woman she is, changes his behavior upon realizing that it's wrong and proves his own self-worth by letting her go be with her father, which helps break his curse. Gaston on the other hand refuses to change, still clinging to his opinions of self-worth.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Averted. He's the biggest name in the village.
* TheSociopath: Though dumber than most, Gaston is arrogant, prideful, violent, and indifferent to the feelings of everyone that isn't him.
* 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: His pursuit of Belle drives half of the plot's conflict.
* VillainousGlutton: Gaston may not be fat, but he eats ''5 dozen'' eggs for breakfast.
* VillainsWantMercy: When the Beast is [[NeckLift dangling him off the roof]], Gaston breaks down and begs the Beast to let him go; the Beast does so, ordering him to GetOut, which leads to Gaston suffering a BackstabBackfire.
* 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}}: Enough to rally a mob and storm the other guy's house with the intent to kill him.
* 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!

->''"My daughter? Odd?"''
->'''Voiced by:''' Rex Everhart

Belle's inventor father. The citizens call him crazy, but his loyal daughter believes he will be famous one day.
* AbsentMindedProfessor: His house is a mess because he's too focused on his latest invention to clean it.
* {{Adorkable}}: Many just look at his face after a hunk of wood clonks him when it's thrown from his chopping machine and 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 [[DeliberateValuesDissonance 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: Despite being bumbling, he loves his daughter.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: He initially thinks that [[BigBad Gaston]] is a nice enough guy, and suggests that Belle date him based on his [[BeautyEqualsGoodness good looks]]. He also thinks [[DarkIsNotEvil the Beast]] is pure evil... but given the horrible way the Beast treated him, this particular opinion is entirely understandable.
* 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.
* NiceGuy: Cheerful, kind, caring, loving, fatherly, and brave.
* PapaWolf: While it wasn't seen fully, Maurice ''was'' prepared to enter the Beast's house to save his daughter.
* ShipperOnDeck: In the beginning, he didn't seem to mind Belle getting with Gaston and even suggested Belle spending time with him. Of course, that was the beginning of the movie.
* TooDumbToLive: Watch closely the scene where Belle's father and his horse (Phillippe) arrive at a crossroads on their way to the fair. Phillipe clearly tries to pull Maurice towards the brighter, more cheerful path on the left, while Maurice adamantly chooses the foggy, eerily lit path on the right.
* YouHaveToBelieveMe: About the Beast's existence. Unfortunately, it only further convinces the townspeople that he's mad.

->''"Gosh, it disturbs me to see ya, Gaston, lookin' so down in the dumps..."''
->'''Voiced by:''' Jesse Corti

Gaston's often abused yet loyal sidekick.
* 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.[[labelnote:Trivia]]His name even happens to be French for "the daft," "the crazy", "the demented" or "the fool".[[/labelnote]]
* TheDragon: Gaston's right-hand man who helps him with his plans.
* EvilCounterpart: To Maurice. Both take a lot of abuse and have {{Gonk}}-ish character designs. They also have an absent-minded encounter with Lumiere and get left out in the snow for an unknown period of time. Finally, Maurice is accused of being mad, while Lefou's name is French for "The Madman".
* 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}}: He looks rather funky, at least in the movie. Averted in most stage productions, though.
* IronButtMonkey: A punching bag for Gaston he may be, but 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.
* {{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).
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: As seen when he goes after Lumiere, to the point where he looks somewhat more menacing at that moment than at any other point in the film.
* 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: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

A trio of village maidens who constantly fawn over Gaston.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Head over heels for the local jerkass, Gaston.
* AllThereInTheManual: Their real names are Claudette (with the red dress), Laurette (with the amber dress) and Paulette (with the green dress).
* {{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: They are all three blondes and dumb to contrast Belle that is a BrainyBrunette.
* {{Fangirl}}s: Gaston's.
* {{Gainaxing}}: Their dresses are clearly not doing anything to support their breasts. This can get very obvious sometimes.
* MeaningfulName: Their name is [[PunnyName derived from the term "bimbo"]].
* MsFanservice: Beautiful, fashionably dressed and adoring triplets.
* NoNameGiven: None of them have individual given names in the movie. See AllThereInTheManual above.
* PantyShot: When Gaston lifts them over his head and then drops them on Le Fou, their dresses flip up revealing lacy white bloomers.
* 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.
* {{Satellite Character}}s: They spend their screentime fawning over Gaston, and aren't seen separately from him.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Although they accompany Gaston in the first half of the film, they're completely absent when the villagers join Gaston in storming the Beast's castle. Averted with the musical, where they're shown in the mob.

[[folder:Gaston's Buddies]]
Gaston's closest friends. Unlike the villagers, they are aware of Gaston's schemes, and are eager to assist him in any way.
* AnAxToGrind: Two of them were seen wielding axes in the climax, with one of them attacking the wardrobe.
* TheBrute: All of them are a bunch of bullies that eagerly does some physical work on behalf of Gaston.
* ButtMonkey: Much less than Lefou, but they ended up as punching bags for Gaston in the song. They also endure some pretty humiliating defeats in the climax.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Tom (the short one) plucks Babette's feathers from Fifi the featherduster, chuckling perversely, which prompts Lumiere to give the guy 3rd degree burns to his ass while saving her.
* FingerlessGloves: Tom has a pair.
* ForTheEvulz: While the rest of the mob wants to kill the Beast out of fear, they earnestly join up with Gaston because they felt like it.
* IronButtMonkey: Despite Tom getting 3rd degree burns from Lumiere, he's back up again in five seconds, helping Lefou chase down Footstool.
* {{Jerkass}}: They were quick to mock Maurice when he mentions the Beast has locked up Belle, and promptly threw Maurice out into the snow, calling him "Crazy Old Maurice" afterward.
* NoNameGiven: To the oldest of Gaston's buddies. The other three were named Tom (the shortest one), Dick (the blond, thin one), and Stanley (the biggest one) once during the Gaston Song.
* SatelliteCharacter: They mostly hang around with Gaston, but they also hung around with Lefou.
* TeethFlying: Dick gets several of his teeth knocked out by two drawers on either side of his head.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Gaston, even after he beats them up, they are happy to do anything Gaston wants.
* VillainSong: All of them participated in Gaston's ego stroking villain song, whether as singers or as punching bags. They were also present in the Mob Song, acting as mob leaders.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: The old man winds up inside the wardrobe and comes out wearing a hula skirt, high heels, a tube top, long gloves and an orange wig that resembles Marge Simpson's wig.

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

Monsieur D'Arque is the owner of the local madhouse or Asylum for Loons.
* ArsonMurderAndAdmiration: His opinion on Gaston's EvilPlan. He ends up taking the trope one step further by subscribing to said EvilPlan.
* CardCarryingVillain: Ask him what he thinks of Gaston's EvilPlan.
-->'''Monsieur D'Arque:''' Oh, that's despicable. ''[[ArsonMurderAndAdmiration I love it!]]''
* EvilFeelsGood: Joining Gaston's plan for the heck of it.
* EvilLaugh: Chuckles darkly before saying how 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: Never mind that what Gaston's got up his sleeve is despicable, or maybe it's ''because'' it's despicable, but whatever the case, ''he loves it!''
* KarmaHoudini: Despite aiding Gaston's EvilPlan, he faces no punishment. However, this is mainly because he simply disappears during "Kill The Beast".
* LeanAndMean: A rail thin asshole.
* ManipulativeBastard: When Belle stands up for her father, D'Arque steps back with his hands outstretched and his face contorted in fear, making it look like Belle's threatening him. He then switches to a snide grin when he sees the villagers all adequately turned against her.
* MeaningfulName: His name sounds like "[[DarkIsEvil Dark]]".
* ObviouslyEvil: He looks like the Crypt Keeper.
%%* RedEyesTakeWarning:
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: His fate after Belle confirms the Beast's existence is unknown. He doesn't show up for the mob song, and nothing is known about what happened to him afterwards. Most likely, he went back to the asylum; since Maurice was proven sane, there's no reason for him to stay around.

!!Other Characters

[[folder:The Enchantress]]
->''"You have been deceived by your own cold heart. A curse upon your house and all within it. Until you have found one to love you as you are, you shall remain forever a beast."''
->'''Voiced by:''' Kath Soucie (in ''Enchanted Christmas'', at least)

The Enchantress is an off-screen, minor character, but she is responsible for the events in the story, as revealed in the prologue that it is she who curses Prince Adam as the Beast.
* AesopCollateralDamage: You kinda have to wonder why the Beast's servants have to be cursed as well as the Beast himself. It's implied in some sources that she cursed the servants as well for spoiling the Prince in such a manner that led to his Jerkass attitude. Though this still doesn't excuse her doing so.
* TheFairFolk: Given her predilection for DisproportionateRetribution, shapeshifting, curses, and BlueAndOrangeMorality, she gives off this vibe. Who else curses an eleven year old into beast form over stranger danger?
* NoNameGiven: Just called "The Enchantress."
* SmallRoleBigImpact: Only shown in the beginning of the movie (and a flashback in ''Enchanted Christmas'') and made no appearance since, and yet cursing the Beast is what sets the plot in motion.
* SuddenlyVoiced: In ''Enchanted Christmas'', hence the folder quote.
* WouldHurtAChild: If the lines that the rose would bloom until the Beast turns 21 and Lumiere's statement about the ten years since the servants had been idle are taken at face value, the Enchantress had no problem with cursing an 11 year old with a double dose of BodyHorror and AndIMustScream.