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Voiced by: Vanessa Paradis; Selma Björnsdóttir (Icelandic dub), Arisa (Italian dub)

Lucille is the leading lady in A Monster In Paris.

  • Angelic Beauty: While she's not a real angel, Lucille's stage costume was made with this in mind.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: She becomes a couple with Raoul, a boy she's known since they were children.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Lucille has her moments of sarcasm, mostly towards Raoul.
  • Fiery Redhead: Comes to a head when she tries to defend Francoeur from Maynott all by herself.

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

Francœur is a giant singing flea, with a gentle disposition, and is the main character of the film.

  • Amplified Animal Aptitude: He used to be a flea, but after being hit with what was ostensibly a growth potion he's not only a very capable singer, but demonstrates humanlike intelligence throughout the film. He also apparently keeps this intelligence when he turns small again.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Francœur is a giant (albeit anthropomorphic) flea.
  • Cute Monster: He's a giant mutated flea, but his looks fall squarely in the Ugly Cute category.
  • Cute Mute: He can only "speak" in chirps and bleeps, but nobody cares because of how ridiculously cute it is. Did we mention he can sing, too?
  • Disney Death: It looks like Maynott succeeds in killing him, but he actually went back to being tiny just in time to save himself. Later he reveals his presence to Lucille and Raoul and the monkey go back to the lab to make him big again.
  • Gentle Giant: He's a 7-foot-tall flea monster, but he's a harmless 7-foot-tall flea monster.
  • The Grotesque: He's a sweet-natured, kind, passionate seven-foot-tall flea. The number that shares the film's title is about how no-one (up to that point) can manage to see past his terrifying, monstrous exterior long enough to see his true nature, and how he's forced to hide himself because of it.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Lucille's an average-sized woman while Francœur is a seven-foot-tall insect.
  • Immune to Bullets: Francœur takes a couple shots to the exoskeleton of his back without batting an eye. He avoids putting to the test what a bullet could do to his front, however.
  • In a Single Bound: Being a giant flea, and since the Square-Cube Law is ignored as usual, Francœur can naturally make tremendous jumps.
  • Instant Expert: Francœur learns to sing, dance and play guitar damn fast. He's later seen writing a piano piece!
  • Like Brother and Sister: With Lucille, according to Word of God.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: Francœur gets his name from a sign in the alley where Lucille finds him.
  • Meaningful Name: Francœur means "honest heart".
  • Nice Hat: He wears large, wide-brimmed hats as part of his disguise.
  • The Speechless: Francœur, outside of the songs, is incapable of speaking and chirps (or sings basic sounds) instead, which makes him even cuter. The set-up for A Monster in Paris (the song) implies he needs to hear music of any sort to be able to talk/sing.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Let's be honest, nobody expects a 7-foot-tall flea monster to have such a high-pitched voice.

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

Raoul is an exuberant inventor and delivery driver.

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

Raoul's main partner and best friend.

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

Victor Maynott, otherwise known as Commissioner Maynott, is the main antagonist of A Monster in Paris.

  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: He's a selfish, sociopathic glory hound perfectly willing to flat out murder innocent people to get what he wants. Lucille flat out tells him he's the real monster in Paris.
  • It's All About Me: Even though he should be doing something about the flood and its victims, he prefers to let it drag on until he can figure out a way to use it to make him look good.
  • Jerkass: Maynott is a greedy, pompous and wealthy police commissioner consumed by pride and ambition.
  • Miles Gloriosus: Zigzagged. Maynott is a boastful braggart about what he'll do to "the monster" if he ever finds it. When he really does come face-to-face with the giant flea, instead of cowering, he really does try to kill it.
  • Punny Name: If he won the election, he would be Mayor Maynott.
  • There Are Two Kinds of People in the World: During his date with Lucille he tells her there are two kinds of people; the faceless masses and those with great destinies, such as himself. Later he insults Emile and Maud by telling them they're part of the faceless masses.
  • Villainous Crush: It's obvious he's eager to have Lucille as a Trophy Wife.

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

Maynott's second-in-command.

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

Émile's main love interest.

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


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