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Characters featured in the 2017 Live-Action Adaptation of Beauty and the Beast (2017). For characters of the 1991 animated movie see here.

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Portrayed by: Emma Watson
Voiced by: Melissa "Meli G" Gedeón (Latin American Spanish dub), Natsumi Kon (Japanese dub)

An intelligent and strong-willed French peasant woman. She struggles to fit in with other villagers due to their Stay in the Kitchen and Anti-Intellectualism attitudes. However, the village also acknowledges her as a great beauty, attracting the attention of the self-absorbed town hero Gaston. When her father goes missing, she finds him held prisoner by the Beast and agrees to take his place.

  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade:
    • In the animated movie, she isn't shown to suffer from the villagers' attitude towards her. In the remake, she asks her father if she's really odd as they say, gets punished for teaching a girl to read, and relates to the Beast because she feels like an outcast, too.
    • The animated movie never mentions her mother. In the remake, her mother died of the plague, and Belle remembers bits and pieces about it when she visits her old home through Beast's magical book. Belle doesn't take it well.
  • Adaptational Badass: Belle is a lot more independent and proactive in this version. She attempts to escape from the castle and even fights Gaston unarmed during the climax.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: The animated Belle was a bookworm but, to make her even more intellectually gifted, in this version she is the one shown to be inventive instead of her father. She sketches a plan for, prototypes, and constructs a functional churning clothes washer, enabling her some reading leisure time where she'd usually be scrubbing linens - and she uses that leisure time to defy the village's lack of formal female education by teaching a little girl to read.
  • Adaptational Modesty: A mild example, but the famous golden dress Belle wears in the original film for the "Beauty and the Beast" dance was dramatically off the shoulder and something of an Impossibly-Low Neckline. The dress Emma Watson wears for the same sequence stays on the shoulders and has a high neckline.
  • Age Lift: According to Disney, in the original movie Belle is 17 years old during the main events of the film. Here, while we don't know her age, she most certainly isn't 17 years old. Of course she seems mature for her age in the original film too.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Belle is an intelligent, cultured woman creative enough to invent an impromptu washing machine...and this is why almost no one in the village likes her even though she's nice to everyone.
  • Beast and Beauty: The Beauty half of the equation.
  • Birds of a Feather: She begins to genuinely bond with the Beast once she finds out he enjoys Shakespeare and reading as well, something few of the villagers have any interest in. They also bond over losing their mothers and their mutual understanding of loneliness, and isolation.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Belle again wears a blue dress for most of the film's runtime.
  • Bonding over Missing Parents: Belle and the Beast connect over losing their mothers.
  • Brainy Brunette: A brunette bookworm, inventor, and witty, well-spoken girl.
  • Break the Cutie: Seeing the Beast shot three times and having him die in her arms before she can tell him she loves him just about destroys her. Don't worry, it gets fixed.
  • Brutal Honesty: She gets a moment of this with Gaston when polite refusals don't work.
    Belle: Not tonight.
    Gaston: Busy?
    Belle: ...No.
  • Chekhov's Skill: She has an uncanny knack of producing exactly what component or tool that her father needs when he needs it. Which comes in handy when Maurice needs to pick the lock on the looney wagon.
  • Commonality Connection: She and the Beast really begin to hit it off after it's revealed they're both book lovers.
  • Conscience Makes You Go Back: After the Beast saves her life and is dying in the snow, Belle glances down the path that would lead her home. She hesitates for a moment, but ultimately, she can't leave him.
  • Cool Loser: Just like her animated counterpart, she is smart, nice, considered the most beautiful girl in the village by the townspeople and has the popular Gaston falling all over her, so by modern-day standards she would be very popular, but despite that is pretty much outcasted by most of her village due to her love of books and has trouble making friends outside her eccentric father.
  • Cute Bookworm: As in the original, Belle is, for lack of a better term, an attractive nerd.
  • Daddy's Girl: She clearly loves her father, enough to take his place at the castle and run to help him when Gaston tries to lock him up.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She's just as sassy as the original Belle, only this time it's when she meets the enchanted objects. Even when she's outright terrified of them at first.
    Lumiere: You must forgive first impressions. I hope you're not too startled.
    Belle: Why would I be startled? I'm talking to a candle.
  • Friend to All Children: She helps a young girl to read.
  • Friendless Background: With the exception of Jean and Pere Robert, Belle has no friends, and no one to talk to besides her father.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: This time around, Belle is the inventor instead of her father, who is rewritten to be a music box builder. Word of God says that this change was made to give a clearer reason as to why the other villagers see her as an outcast.
  • Gold Makes Everything Shiny: When Madame De Garderobe is fitting Belle with her iconic yellow ballgown, gold leaf floats down and trims the dress. Her bun is also held up with gold hair pins instead of a ribbon like the original film. In addition, she wears a gold ear cuff on her right ear in this costume.
  • Intelligence Equals Isolation: Belle suffers this in Villeneuve due to its villagers' rampant Anti-Intellectualism and Stay in the Kitchen attitudes.
  • Internalized Categorism: She asks her father if she's odd like the villagers say implying their attitude gets to her. Later, she relates to the Beast because she feels like an outcast, too.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name is French for "beautiful". This is lampshaded in the opening song: "Now it's no wonder that her name means beauty / Her looks have got no parallel!"
  • Morality Pet: Belle's presence causes the Beast to undergo an enormous amount of Character Development.
  • Nice Girl: She's very kind, patient, and compassionate. Not a pushover or someone to be trifled with, though.
  • Only Sane Woman: Belle seems to be one of the few villagers to see Gaston for what he truly is.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: Belle's iconic golden ballgown.
  • Plucky Girl: Belle's kindhearted and generally optimistic, if a bit lonely, and simply does not give up or give in. She's apparently long since decided she doesn't want to marry Gaston or change for anybody, and so the villagers are just wasting their time trying to get her to do so. Once she decides she's taking Maurice's place, there's nothing Maurice can do to stop her. And once she decides she's going back to save the Beast, she sure as hell won't let a little thing like being locked up or an armed, angry, former soldier shooting at her boyfriend stop her.
  • Related in the Adaptation: In Villeneuve's original version of the fairy tale, the heroine was the daughter of a king and a good fairy. A wicked fairy had tried to murder the heroine so she could marry her father and the heroine put in the place of the merchant's deceased daughter to protect her. In the film the heroine Belle and the merchant, or in this artist and music box maker, Maurice really do seem to be related.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Downplayed. While she's the proactive, adventure-seeking Energetic Girl, the Beast is the witty, snarky Savvy Guy. Most evident is their moods during the library scene; while the Beast is noticeably calm and pretty much accustomed with having a large library for all his life, Belle squeals with delight at seeing all of the library.
    Belle: It's wonderful!
    Beast: Well, yes. I suppose it is.
  • Shipper on Deck: She was shown smirking when Lumière and Plumette are flirting.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: Unlike in the original, here she gets hit with the Beast's giant snowball and comically falls over.
  • Spirited Young Lady: She is confident and willing to defy conventions if she doesn't agree. Evidenced by her teaching a young village girl to read.
  • Static Character: Belle undergoes relativity little character development. She remains intelligent, brave, and strong from beginning to end.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: Averted even more than in the original. Belle actively attempts to escape, but makes a conscious decision to stay and help the Beast after he is injured saving her from wolves. While she does form a fondness towards the Beast, she brings up the fact that technically she's still a prisoner later as well.
    Beast: You think you could be happy here?
    Belle: Can anyone be happy if they aren't free?
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She's portrayed as somewhat more of a tomboy than in the original. There's her usual bookish and progressively feminist traits, and then she attempts a direct sabotage of Gaston's attempt to kill the Beast during their climactic showdown and manages to briefly disable him. Plus, she refuses to be caught dead in a ridiculous excuse for a period dress born of French excesses of the era (complete with an equally ridiculous-looking wig). That said, her plain blue dress still symbolizes True Blue Femininity, and both she and her actress chose a golden, sparkly ballgown when the time came for her big date with the Beast depicted in the eponymous musical number. Not to mention, her favorite literary genre is romantic literature, with the mentioned highlights including Guinevere and Lancelot and Romeo and Juliet.
  • Understatement: As in the original, she thinks that the Beast is "no Prince Charming".
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Belle unintentionally sics the villagers on the Beast when she shows them his image in the magic mirror to clear her father.
  • Uptown Girl: Gender-flipped with her romance with the Beast. Belle is a farm girl who winds up married to a prince, and presumably is a princess herself by the end.
  • Vague Age: Her animated counterpart was 17, but while her age here isn't mentioned, but Gaston mentions that Belle is practically a spinster (Basically she's at least 24).
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Belle is this to the Beast. She fights Gaston unarmed to protect the Beast.
  • What You Are in the Dark: If she'd left the Beast to die in the woods and returned home, no one would've ever known. And considering he was keeping her prisoner, it's hard to imagine people would've blamed her if they did know. She saves him anyway.

    Beast/Prince Adam
Click here to see him as Prince Adam. 
Portrayed by: Dan Stevens
Voiced by: Jair Campos (Latin American Spanish dub), Ikusaburo Yamazaki (Japanese dub)

The prince of a nearby castle who was cursed along with his entire household for refusing to give an old woman, really an enchantress, shelter from a storm. He has until the last petal falls from an enchanted rose to learn to love and earn love in return or he and his household will be cursed forever.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the original movie, The Beast's (in human form) hair is auburn, but in the remake it's blond.
  • Adaptational Heroism: The Beast serves as a Good Counterpart to Gaston's Adaptational Villainy. In this version, he gains a sympathetic reason why he was selfish and unkind (i.e. his cruel father twisted him up to be just like him), and is apparently the only one who knows that charming Belle just for the sake of breaking the curse because she is a prisoner and wouldn't want anything to do with him is just plain ridiculous. Also he is shown to be a bit more civilized as opposed to being animalistic. An added scene shows him helping Belle come to terms with what happened to her mother, as he too had lost his mother. He also sincerely apologized for his treatment of her father, and as such, releases Belle not only because he loves her, but also because it's his way of making amends for his behavior towards Maurice.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: Compared to his animated portrayal who needed Belle's help relearning to read, this version of the Beast is far more well-read, having had an "expensive education," and is later seen reading on his own, among other examples. He's also knowledgable enough to quickly figure out Belle's mother died from the plague just by looking at the doctor's mask.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Zigzagged. On one hand, his animated portrayal imprisoned Maurice as soon as he found the old inventor at the fireplace, while this version of the Beast leaves the man alone until he tries to steal a rose. On the other hand, in this version it's the servants who give Belle a room, rather than the master.
  • After Action Patch Up: He and Belle experience their first tender moment when Belle tends to his wounds after the fight with the wolves.
  • Age Lift: In the original movie, the Prince was 10-11 years old when he was cursed, with the deadline being his 21st birthday. Here he's already an adult and the curse length different.
  • Badass Baritone: Beast's voice is so deep and resonant that a good sound system will put out some fairly heavy bass when he speaks.
  • Beast and Beauty: The Beast half of the equation.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: He begins treating Belle with a bit more respect after she saves his life when she could've easily walked away.
  • Break the Haughty: Why he was cursed in the first place.
  • Bonding over Missing Parents: He begins to bond with Belle over their mutual grief about losing their mothers.
  • Byronic Hero: Brooding, conflicted, intelligent and, initially, self-centered. A Deadpan Snarker on occasion. He fits the bill, more so than his animated counterpart. His "I Am Becoming" Song, "Evermore", details how he follows the archetype.
  • Character Development: Learns to be less selfish and controlling with Belle's help.
  • Commonality Connection: He and Belle don't really begin to bond until they find some common ground: a love of books.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His beloved and kindhearted mother died, leaving him to be raised by his Jerkass father, and was then cursed to become a hideous Beast for his cruel and selfish nature.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's shown to have a very dry and witty sense of humor every now and then.
    Belle: I never thanked you for saving my life.
    Beast: I never thanked you for not leaving me to be eaten by wolves...
  • Dies Wide Open: During his Disney Death.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Imprisons Maurice for attempting to take a single rose from the garden. Lampshaded several times by Belle and Maurice. He turns it around and portrays it as disproportionately lenient compared to his punishment over a rose.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: It’s heavily implied that the reason why his father hasn’t completely corrupted him into someone as self-absorbed as Gaston is because he misses his mother, who protected him from his father when he was young and died of the plague, giving his father the opportunity to raise him.
  • Fallen Princess: A male example and played with. He's still got his title and his castle, but everyone else has forgotten he exists and he's stuck as a Beast. His castle's also getting quite crumbly by the main events of the film and he's pretty much given up all hope of breaking the curse. In the end, he seems to get his old life and position back, though he's a lot nicer now and has a future princess at his side to boot.
  • Fisher King: The opening narration states the prince taxed the village heavily to afford his lavish parties. Also, the castle begins to crumble and surrounding land is trapped in eternal winter due to his curse.
  • Freudian Excuse: Mrs. Potts tells Belle the prince's father twisted him into the self-centered, self-indulgent jerk we saw at the beginning of the movie after his mother died.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After everything he's been through, he learns to be genuinely caring and selfless, and as a result, he gets to be human again and wins Belle's heart.
  • Good Counterpart: To Gaston. Both begin the film as hot-tempered, selfish, and egotistical. However, the Beast undergoes significant Character Development and gets better while Gaston gets only worse.
  • Grief Song: "Evermore" is him grieving over Belle's departure, resigning himself to his fate.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: A remnant of the good lad he was before his mother died and his father twisted him into a cruel fop. It's also how Belle truly recognizes him when he is restored.
  • Insecure Love Interest: As he falls in love with Belle, he is initially convinced it's impossible for "a creature like him" to win Belle's affections.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: He immediately tells Belle to return to her father, giving up his only hope to ever become human again.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Hot-tempered and rude he may be, he has a point in not wanting to charm Belle as she's a prisoner and she wouldn't want to have anything to do with him.
    Beast: That's the most ridiculous idea I've ever heard! "Charm the prisoner!"
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite the way he treats Maurice and Belle at first, the Beast deep down is really not that evil. The reason he was such a nasty person as the Prince was because his coldhearted father mistreated him after his wife died. Mrs. Potts even tells Belle he is not as terrible as he appears.
  • Makeup Is Evil: In the prologue, as the narrator describes the prince as selfish and unkind, we see a ton of makeup being applied to him.
  • Mean Boss: He is openly rude towards his servants until his Character Development.
  • Mighty Roar: The Beast gives one huge roar when saving Belle from the wolves.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: It's understated, but he clearly regrets insulting Maurice and imprisoning when he realizes how much he cares for Belle.
  • No Name Given: As in the original animated film, we never actually learn the Prince's name. He is either called the Prince, the Master, or the Beast. He ultimately rejects the last one.
    The Prince: I … am not … a beast!
    • Both Paige o'Hara and Dan Stevens outside the film however did finally give confirmation on his name. As assumed since the CDROM of the original animated film, the Beast's real name is Adam.
    • Also for both the animated movie and the live action movie, the name appeared on merchandising. So it seems like Disney is just being lazy on "confirming" it.
  • Only Sane Man: Despite his initial hot-tempered and rude demeanor, he is understandably against wanting to go along with his servant's plan to charm Belle with dinner, as one, she is a prisoner and two, she wouldn't want to have anything to do with him, and three, it will be like using her as a tool. And he doesn't regard her as the one who can break the spell, but as a person.
    Lumière: She is the one.
    Beast: I'd wish you stop saying that! There is no "one".
  • Pretty Boy: Before the curse, the Prince, who has an obsession with beauty, spends lavish expenses on ensuring his own physical beauty is well pronounced,remaining at the height of "modern" fashion.
  • Precision F-Strike: The Beast lets one out as he furiously confronted Belle for disregarding the servants' orders not to enter the West Wing.
    Beast: Do you realize what you could have done?! You could have DAMNED US ALL!!
  • Prince Charmless: Begins the movie as this, turns out he has a Freudian Excuse.
  • Rage Against the Reflection: He immediately slashes two portraits of himself, one of himself as an adult, and the other a family portrait. A large mirror in his room is also completely shattered.
  • Royal Brat: Implied to have been this at the start of the film, heavily taxing the peasants to fund his parties, treating others with rudeness and contempt and only caring about himself. However, he wasn't always a brat and takes many levels of kindness by the end.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Downplayed. While the Beast is the witty, snarky Savvy Guy, Belle is the proactive, adventure-seeking Energetic Girl.
  • The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body: As with the original, it is implied the Prince is becoming a beast in mind as well as body. He clearly has nice clothes that fit him as the Beast, but was wearing tattered ones when Belle first arrived, implying he had mostly given up dressing. Also, Belle finds a pile of torn bedding and animal bones in his room, and Maurice sees a deer carcass in the woods. A scene was cut from the original animated movie of the Beast dragging a deer carcass. However, this is unclear if it was the Beast's doing or the wolves.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: The wolves in the surrounding forest don't dare enter the castle grounds; the clawed eye of the alpha seems to imply they've had a run-in with the Beast before. When he saves Belle from a pounce, their tactics can best be described as "gang up and get him from behind"; once the alpha is on its own, it turns tail.
  • Tragic Monster: Trapped as a monster for an unspecified amount of time.
  • Uptown Guy: He's a prince that marries a peasant who grew up on a farm.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Mrs. Potts tells Belle the prince was a sweet child until his father became his sole parent.
  • Vague Age: Unlike his animated counterpart, who was 21, here the Prince's age is never disclosed.
  • Was Once a Man: A human man turned into a monster.

Enchanted Objects

    In General 
All servants and guests unlucky enough to be present at the castle the night the enchantress cast her curse upon the prince and his household. Each servant and guest became living household objects. If the prince does not find love before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose, the servants will lose their sentience and remain objects forever.
  • Accomplice by Inaction: As Mrs. Potts tells Belle, the servants just stood by and allowed the King to abuse the Prince after the Queen's death, which led to him becoming selfish and unkind. That's why they deserved to be cursed as well. (Though exactly how household servants could hope to go against a king is never specified.)
  • Animate Inanimate Object: Considering they were once people, this isn't surprising.
  • Bit-by-Bit Transformation: While it's never shown in great detail, much like the Broadway Play, it's revealed that they were changed into their respective objects little-by-little over the years, being stripped of their humanity with each day the curse took hold. Unfortunately, they lose all of it when the last petal falls. They get better.
  • Collateral Damage: Everyone at the castle was cursed, even though the prince was the one to instigate it. Including two visiting guests, Madame de Garderobe and Cadenza, and Chip, a young child.
    • This may possibly be subverted in this version, as the servants mention that they never intervened when the Beast's father began mistreating him, allowing him to become a self-centred brat. This could suggest they (or some of them, at least) were cursed to become household objects for standing by and doing nothing.
  • Composite Character: While they are very much the same characters from the animated film (being sentient anthropomorphic objects), they borrow heavily from their Broadway versions (being humans who were slowly transformed into sentient objects that have until the last petal on the rose falls to become human again, otherwise they'll lose all their humanity).
  • Disney Death: Unlike the animated movie, all of them suffer this when the last petal falls, becoming non-talking inanimate objects before the Enchantress lifts the spell.
  • Good Is Not Soft: They are genuinely kind and unfailingly polite to Belle, but they won't hesitate to get their hands (or whatever is replacing them) dirty when an angry mob threatens the castle.
  • It's All My Fault: When Belle asks the objects why they were cursed if the Beast was the one who instigated the curse, Mrs. Potts responds the servants did nothing to stop the king from abusing the prince, and thus they feel responsible for who he turned out to be.
  • Not the Intended Use: When possessed by former castle servants, the steam from a piping teapot serves to clean the nails/claws of the castle master, a feather duster provides an impromptu makeup powder, a harpsichord helps in barricading the castle doors, and a lit candle suffices to light gunpowder.
  • Shipper on Deck: The objects actively ship Belle and the Beast. In no small part out of their desperation to break the curse.
  • Undying Loyalty: Towards the Beast, much to Belle's astonishment.

Click here to see him as a human. 
Portrayed by: Ewan McGregor
Voiced by: Sergio Zaldívar (Latin American Spanish dub), Songha (Japanese dub)

The castle's charming footman, who has been turned into a candelabra.

  • Adaptational Attractiveness: The original Lumière has cartoonish features and is voiced by 55 year old Jerry Orbach. Here he is played by the dashing Ewan McGregor.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: The original human Lumiere has long ginger hair, but he now wears a powdered white wig, which was implied to cover his red hair, probably cut short, this time around. He also gains a dark auburn mustache and goatee. He does, however retain his light brown eyebrows that resemble his long red hair from the original animated film.
  • Beta Couple: With Plumette.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Lumière is one of the nicest and most cheerful people the castle has to offer, but when push comes to shove (or the castle being under attack) he can and will fight. Also don't let him near gunpowder.
  • Blatant Lies: He declares Madame de Garderobe's first attempt at dressing Belle to be subtle and understated.
  • The Charmer: He has a way with the ladies and is always the first to give the Beast romantic advice.
  • Determinator: Lumière will blatantly disobey his master's orders without a moment's hesitation if it will help break the curse.
  • Genki Guy: Overlapping with The Pollyanna. Lumière is an endless source of energy, usually seen running and jumping from place to place while casually conversing with Cogsworth, who has trouble keeping up with him.
  • Hammerspace: At the end of "Be Our Guest", he pulls out a pudding thicker than his candles, on a plate bigger than Cogsworth, right out of nowhere.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Cogsworth.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: A short scene in the kitchen prior to "Be Our Guest" shows us that Lumière is excellent at his job. He is also prone to taking initiative when his master is too busy brooding over his fate (it was Lumière who brought Belle to her room, without the Beast's knowing) and actively encourages the Beast to try and charm Belle.
  • Insistent Terminology: When Belle refers to him as a candle, Lumière corrects that he is a candelabra..
  • It Has Been an Honor: When Cogsworth has used his last moment as an animate object to tell Lumière that serving with him has been an honor, Lumière responds in kind that the honor has been his and turns inanimate himself.
  • Large Ham: Especially noticeable during "Be Our Guest."
  • Maurice Chevalier Accent: True to the original, he speaks with a strong French accent.
  • Meaningful Name: Lumière means 'light' and he is the most optimistic, always trying to make the best of the sitution and cheer everyone up, when even Mrs. Potts has given up. He is also a candelabra.
  • Morphic Resonance: In his more casual state, his body is mostly identical to his human form, just with candle attachments.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Just like Jerry Orbach, Ewan McGregor did a dead-on impression of Maurice Chevalier.
  • Pollyanna: He is by far the most optimistic and will do everything he can to break the curse.
  • Pragmatic Adaptation: Lumière is more of a hybrid between a human statue and candelabra rather than a simple design like his 1991 counterpart was. As a result, Lumière can walk rather than hop when he moves. He does, however, take the form of a regular candelabra in a few scenes, as a nod to his original design.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The upbeat, optimistic and rebellious Red to Cogsworth's Blue Oni. Though given his cheerful personality he's Red to virtually everyone's Blue.
  • Sacred Hospitality: As the maître d'hôtel, his primary duty in the castle is to provide this to guests.
  • Scare 'Em Straight: After Lumière is ordered by Cogsworth to put Belle back in her cell when he offers her a bedroom, Lumiere asks Cogsworth if he wants to spend the rest of his life as a mantel clock instead of returning human, and his threat works.
  • Servile Snarker: He's just as snarky as his animated counterpart. Although most, if not all, of his snark is directed at Cogsworth rather than the Beast.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: With Plumette, much to Cogsworth's annoyance.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: When Cogsworth tells him to be quiet during "Be Our Guest", his response is to sing even louder.
    Lumière: Go on, unfold your menu, take a glance, and then you'll be our guest, oui, our guest.. (Cogsworth shushes him) BE OUR GUEEEST!
  • This Cannot Be!: Just after Lumiere celebrates victory over saving the castle from the mob, he discovers that his fellow staff, including Plumette, are now becoming completely inanimate objects as the last petal has fallen, and understandably panics but cannot prevent anyone from their Disney Deaths, including himself.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Cogsworth. This time, though, the best buds part is emphasized stronger, with them playing chess and expressing their friendship towards each other before their Disney Deaths. They still enjoy their Snark-to-Snark-Combats.

    Henri Cogsworth
Click here to see him as a human. 
Portrayed by: Ian McKellen
Voiced by: Francisco Colmenero (Latin American Spanish dub), Hisahiro Ogura (Japanese dub)

The Beast's loyal majordomo, who was turned into a carriage clock.

  • Adaptational Nice Guy: He's more of a pushover than he was in the original film, as he doesn't go out of his way to try and force "Be Our Guest" to stop, and actually joins in.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the original film, Cogsworth was a stuffed shirt up until the siege on the castle, then he turned into a Crazy Awesome Blood Knight bordering on Fearless Fool, even saving Lumiere. Here, he does take part in the battle... only for him to have an Oh, Crap! expression when Gaston's thugs target him and he has to be saved by Madame de Garderobe.
  • Age Lift: He's played by the elderly Ian McKellen here.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: The last time we see Cogsworth dancing with his wife at the finale, he is shown enjoying himself alongside her, implying that while he does get irritated by her, they do love each other deep down.
  • Awful Wedded Life: When Cogsworth's wife, a shrewish woman from the village, finds him after the curse is lifted, Cogsworth begs to be turned back into a clock.
  • Butt-Monkey: Like in the original film, he's the object who suffers Amusing Injuries the most.
  • Clocks of Control: As in the original, he's very uptight. He initially tries to stifle Lumiere and the others' attempts at welcoming Belle because he fears how the Beast will react, but does lighten up as the movie goes on.
  • Deadpan Snarker:
    Belle (to Lumière): You can talk?
    Cogsworth: Well, of course he can talk! It's all he ever does.
  • Henpecked Husband: If his reaction to seeing his wife again is any indication, it's clear that he isn't too happy about his married life.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Lumière.
  • High-Class Glass: He carries around a monocle as a human.
  • It Has Been an Honor: Right before Cogsworth turns into an inanimate clock, he tells Lumière that serving with him has been an honor.
  • Lovable Coward: Talks big when no danger is around. At one point, he waits until the Beast has left to stand up for himself and the other servants. Lumière pretends the Beast has returned and Cogsworth loses a few gears in fear. This was later subverted in a deleted scene, when Cogsworth manages to rescue Lumiere from being attacked by a grumpy woman, who turns out to be his wife, much to his horror.
  • Morphic Resonance: Some of his carving reflects the hair and epaulets of his human form, and said human form has Roman numerals on his buttons, like his clock markings, and an uneven mustache like his clock hands.
  • Named by the Adaptation: Once Cogsworth is turned back into a human, a woman (presumably his wife) calls him Henri.
  • Not So Above It All: Joins into "Be Our Guest" after spending the first half of the song shushing everyone.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Compared to the original movie, Cogsworth is notably more stern and doesn't smile even in his human form.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The pessimistic, rule-abiding and easily intimidated Blue to Lumière's Red Oni.
  • Servile Snarker: He's an upper class Brit with a sophisticated snarky side.
  • Undying Loyalty: Cogsworth is against Lumière's plans on getting Belle and Beast together, as he simply wants to obey his master's rules. He finally stands up for himself and loses his patience with Beast when Gaston and the mob attack the castle and confronts him before deciding to help his friends.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Lumière. This time, though, the best buds part is emphasized stronger, with them playing chess and expressing their friendship towards each other before their Disney Deaths. They still enjoy their Snark-to-Snark-Combats.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Cogsworth, a small carriage clock, speaks with the deep and booming voice of Ian McKellen.

    Mrs. Beatrice Potts
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Portrayed by: Emma Thompson
Voiced by: Irasema Terrazas (Latin American Spanish dub), Hiromi Iwasaki (Japanese dub)

A motherly, kindhearted cook who's been turned into a talking teapot. She is the mother of Chip.

  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Mrs Potts is much younger this time around. She is roughly in her early fifties while in the original film she looked old enough to be Chip's grandmother which was lampshaded by LeFou in this film.
  • Adaptational Badass: Mrs Potts is more active in the fighting than she was in the animated film — using her spout like a gun to shoot piping hot water at foes. She and Chip also gain the power to throw saucers at people.
  • Adaptational Dye Job: Since she's a younger woman here, she has auburn hair instead of white.
  • Adult Fear: She constantly worries about Chip breaking. She frantically tries to find Chip just after the last petal falls, but is unfortunately too late to find him as she becomes a fully transformed teapot.
  • Age Lift: In the original film, she looks elderly with her white hair (which makes adult viewers wonder how she can have a son as young as Chip), but here she's clearly no older than her forties or fifties.
  • Berserk Button: She does not take kindly to LeFou calling her Chip's "grandmother" (the remark literally makes her steaming mad). "Grandmother?! ATTACK!!!"
  • Betrayal by Inaction: How she sees the servants of the castle as deserving their part in the curse.
    Mrs. Potts: When the master lost his mother, and his cruel father took that sweet innocent lad, and twisted him up to be just like him... we did nothing.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With LeFou. After he saves her from falling, she immediately warms up to him and they work together to defeat the villagers.
  • Good Parents: To Chip.
  • Hammerspace: She apparently can hold more liquid than she appears to, judging from the amount of piping hot water she sprayed on the attacking villagers.
  • Happily Married: Her and Jean, though the curse means he doesn't remember her or their son. Once he does remember, though, their reunion is an extremely joyous one.
  • Maid and Maiden: The maid to Belle's maiden.
  • Named by the Adaptation: It's hard to hear in the film, but the novelisation reveals that, when he remembers, Jean refers to her as "Beatrice." This doubles as an Actor Allusion to a famous past role of Emma Thompson's.
  • Team Mom: Acts very matronly to the other residents of the castle.
  • Women Are Wiser: Acts very motherly towards Belle and the Beast and is the most understanding of the servants.

    Chip Potts
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Portrayed by: Nathan Mack
Voiced by: Matías Quintata Ortíz (Latin American Spanish dub), Yuto Ikeda (Japanese dub)

Mrs. Potts' energetic young son, who was turned into a chipped tea cup.

  • Badass Adorable: In the castle siege, he puts his acrobatic skills with saucers to good use as he aims a whole stack of them at the attacking villagers.
  • Children Are Innocent: Doesn't understand the "something there that wasn't there before." Mrs. Potts says she will tell him when he's older. Like a child, waits exactly three seconds and then says, "Okay, I'm older!"
  • Demoted to Extra: In the animated feature, he stows away when Belle returns to the village and frees her and Maurice when they're imprisoned, an act that is vital to the climax. Not so here; his plot duty is filled by Maurice himself, with a minor assist by Belle, leaving him as just another Object who hopes the curse will be broken. That said, since he isn't off rescuing Belle and Maurice, he does join the other objects in fighting off the villagers, and is seen flinging a whole stack of teacup plates into several attacking villagers' faces.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: The only reason he and his mother were cursed is because Chip saw something going on in the ballroom and ran into the room through the crowd rather than out, meaning that his mother had to rush after him to rescue him and both were unable to escape.

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Portrayed by: Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Voiced by: Olivia Gorra (Latin American Spanish dub), Kaho Shimada (Japanese dub)

The castle maid, now a peacock-shaped feather duster. She is Lumière's love interest.

  • Adaptational Dye Job: She's a brunette in the original film. Here, she wears a white wig as part of her peacock motif.
  • Adaptational Badass: Plumette was not involved in the fighting in the original and only seen getting plucked by LeFou. Here she attacks him, and is seen taking part.
  • Adaptation Name Change: While she is not officially named in the original animated film, the feather duster was named Fifi in Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Magical World and Babette in the Broadway musical adaptation.
  • Ascended Extra: She's notably much more active in the story than her animated counterpart.
  • Animal Motifs: As a feather duster, she resembles a white peacock, and even has a pair of wings that help her fly around. As a human, she sports a white feathery gown and a white feathery wig to reflect this.
  • Beta Couple: With Lumière.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: A black woman who wears a white wig.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: She's the first to go when the last petal falls, and turns inanimate while cradled in Lumiere's arms. Fortunately, she gets better.
  • French Maid: Charming, flirty and usually seen spending her past-time dancing with Lumière. Her outfit this time is a little less revealing, though.
  • Race Lift: Her human counterpart was a white woman in the 1991 film. Here, she's black.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: With Lumière.

    Madame de Garderobe
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Portrayed by: Audra McDonald
Voiced by: Claudia Cota (Latin American Spanish dub), Megumi Hamada (Japanese dub)

An extravagant opera singer and fashionista, and the wife of Cadenza. She was unfortunate enough to be performing at the castle the night that the curse was placed, and now spends her life as a talking wardrobe.

  • Adaptation Name Change: While she's nameless in the original film, the Broadway musical gives her the name "Madame de la Grande Bouche". Here, she's Madame de Garderobe.
  • Adaptational Nationality: Madame de Garderobe, originally French in the animated film, is an Italian opera singer here.
  • Ascended Extra: As in the Broadway musical, she has a significantly expanded role here, and is a major supporting character alongside the other servants. She even has the honor of leading the closing number.
  • Battle Couple: With Cadenza.
  • Beehive Hairdo: As a human, she sports a large blonde powdered wig befitting for any larger-than-life opera singer. In the finale, she's removed the wig and has her natural hair showing, although it's still done up in a partial beehive look.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's a wardrobe who seems harmless. Some villagers attack her husband and she pile drives them.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Her ability to conjure dresses for Belle shows up again in the final battle, when she drives off Gaston's three cronies by trapping them in elaborate female outfits.
  • Collateral Damage: The Novelisation reveals that she and Cadenza were this: neither of them were servants of the Prince - they were hired and visiting for his party and were just affected by the curse because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time. They were literally just doing their job and were cursed.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Somewhat averted; she has dark brown hair but her powdered wig is blonde. It's full-on averted in the finale, when she ditches the wig and wears her natural hair in an up-do instead.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Right before she fully transforms, she bids a fond farewell to her husband—"Goodbye, my love"—and closes her own doors, indicating that she's decided to go quietly rather than panicking. It's a noted departure from her diva persona, and indicates that she got what she wanted all along—to be with her husband again, even if it was just for a few minutes.
  • The Fashionista: She really loves her fancy clothes (more specifically, dressing other people up in them), and even weaponizes them in the climatic battle. She's ecstatic to meet Belle for this reason — not only is she a woman for her to dress up, she's a beautiful woman for her to dress up. "Perfect canvas!"
  • Gorgeous Garment Generation: Madame de Garderobe has the ability to create dresses for Belle in seconds. At first the results are Rummage Sale Reject fare, but she ultimately creates her golden ballgown. Later, she uses this skill in the final battle to humiliate Gaston's three cronies (or at least two of them—Stanley likes it).
  • Improbable Weapon User: In addition to using her massive size to her advantage, she single-handedly takes on Gaston's three dressing them in fancy gowns and makeup. And it works.
  • Incoming Ham: Her entrance into the final battle—she sees Cadenza being attacked, calls to him, and lets out a HUGE high note.
  • Happily Married: To Cadenza; the two clearly adore each other.
  • Heavy Sleeper: She has a nasty habit of falling asleep at the drop of a hat. It turns out this is caused by the curse, and it is becoming harder and harder to stay awake.
  • Large Ham: Being extravagant, theatrical, and incredibly over-the-top pretty much comes with her job.
  • Mighty Glacier: She's the largest of all the transformed servants (with the possible exception of the chef), and has a hard time walking. As such, in the final battle, she literally throws her weight around to fight off the villagers.
  • Morphic Resonance: The interior of her cabinet which also serves as her face looks like a miniature stage, with curtains, lights, and what appear to be tiny seats. Before being transformed, she was a famous opera singer.
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: "The fat lady is singing! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!"
  • Violently Protective Wife: Pile-drives a shrewish woman to protect her husband.

    Maestro Cadenza
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Portrayed by: Stanley Tucci
Voiced by: Nando Estavané (Latin American Spanish dub)

Madame de Garderobe's husband and accompanist, who was turned into a harpsichord.

  • Adaptational Heroism: Due to their similarities in roles, he can be seen as a more noble and loyal version of Forte.
  • Battle Couple: With Garderobe during the climax.
  • Canon Foreigner: He was apparently inspired by Maestro Forte, the talking pipe organ from Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas.
  • Collateral Damage: The novelisation reveals that he and Garderobe were this: neither of them were servants of the Prince - they were hired and visiting for his party and were just affected by the curse because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time. They were literally just doing their job and were cursed.
  • Drama Queen: Doesn't take kindly to Cogsworth's request for him to play his music quietly.
  • Elegant Classical Musician: Of the male variety. Cadenza is a talented pianist, hence why the Prince invites him and his operatic wife to his ball.
  • Gentle Giant: As a harpsichord, he is very friendly and gentle towards the other servants, and is willing to play through the "dental pain" in order to help them break the curse (so he can be back together with his wife). Even as a human, he is shown to be a bit taller than the other servants.
  • Happily Married: To Garderobe; They haven't seen each other in years since their cursed forms can't move freely throughout the castle, but their dream of reuniting is strong as ever. When they're finally being transformed fully by the curse, he tearfully begs her to stay awake. Once they're free, the first thing they do is grab each other and start kissing.
  • Leaningonthe Fourth Wall: Gets a cameo during the musical numbers at the castle, and in the closing credits appears in the music production credits.
  • Lonely Piano Piece: Is playing one when Maurice walks into the castle.
  • Morphic Resonance: His music stand reflects his human face, and when he fires his keys in the battle, they translate to missing teeth when he regains his true form.
  • Please Don't Leave Me: He almost says this word for word when his wife converts into a lifeless wardrobe.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: He was quite taken aback when Gaston abandons the crushed LeFou.
    Cadenza: Ooh...ouch.
  • Teeth Flying: During the climax Cadenza fires some of his keys towards some of the mob. It turns out the keys were his rotten teeth, and he's seen with several gaps in his mouth at the end of the film.
  • The Tooth Hurts: Apparently Maestro Cadenza has several cavities, even when he is a harpsichord. He still ends up feeling the "dental pain" when playing, since his teeth are the keys, and their poor condition is probably why he has no trouble violently dislodging them in the castle battle.

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Portrayed by: Thomas Padden

The silent valet who was transformed into a sentient coat rack. Quite a talented violinist and in hand-to-hand combat, thanks to his many arms.

  • Ascended Extra: In the original film, there was a coat rack among the enchanted objects who had a few minor parts in the story. Here, he actually gets a name and is the first of the servants to turn human when the curse is lifted at the end.
  • Battle Butler: Make that battle valet. He puts up a major fight during the villagers' assault on the castle, giving LeFou a good thrashing with his numerous arms.
  • Big Damn Heroes: At the last minute Chapeau rescues Chip from smashing into the ground after he turns inanimate, and places him on the tea cart next to Mrs Potts before freezing up himself.
  • Elegant Classical Musician: Also of the male variety. He's seen playing the violin alongside Maestro Cadenza several times.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: As his size makes him the tallest and most comparable to a human's, Chapeau is a pretty valuable member of the cast as he's able to scoop up his much smaller colleagues and generally still function similarly to a human.
  • The Generic Guy: Doesn't have much personality to speak of and is seen filling side roles such as playing the violin, washing dishes, or as Belle's waiter during "Be Our Guest".
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Engages in some of this with Gaston and LeFou when the angry mob invades the castle.
  • Morphic Resonance: Subverted. While his transformation doesn't particularly resemble him, it has a defined moustache and eyebrows to make it clear he's actually human.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: He has at least six arms, and all can be used to beat up intruding villagers like a professional boxer.
  • The Voiceless: Chapeau doesn't speak a word throughout the film, not even as a humannote .


The beloved dog of Madame de Garderobe, who, like her, was unfortunate enough to be at the castle the night the curse hit. He was transformed into a piano stool, but still acts like a relatively ordinary dog.

  • Adaptational Name Change: In the animated film, his name was Sultan because he was an ottoman.
  • Adaptation Species Change: In the original, it's not clear what sort of dog he is, but he was pretty big, and resembled a mutt. Here, he's clearly some sort of terrier, and is a tiny little lapdog.
  • Mister Muffykins: As a dog, he's tiny, clearly quite spoiled, and rambunctious.
  • Please Wake Up: It's non-verbal, being a dog, but he's clearly thinking this when he's desperately pawing at Cadenza and Gaderobe and barking at them, not understanding that they've turned into inanimate objects. It's heartbreaking.
  • Precious Puppy: Frou-Frou is, for lack of a better word, adorable.
  • Team Pet: Literally, as he's the dog of one of the enchanted objects.
  • Urine Trouble: The first thing he does upon becoming a dog again. (Well, he's had to hold it for a long time...) Poor Chapeau.

Villeneuve Villagers

    In General 
The somewhat small-minded residents of a poor provincial French village who view Belle and her father as outsiders. They have forgotten the existence of the Prince's castle along with all their loved ones who worked there due to the Enchantress' curse.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: While in the animated film the villagers seemed amused by Belle's quirks, here they are much more hostile towards her and see her as a genuine threat to the status-quo, becoming outraged when Belle commits the crime of teaching a girl how to read.
  • Amnesiac Lover: The Enchantress caused the villagers to forget their loved ones who were at the castle the night the curse was cast.
  • Angry Mob Song: The villagers sing "Kill the Beast" as they march to the castle. Fittingly, the song is called "The Mob Song."
  • Anti-Intellectualism: They view Belle as odd and an outcast due to her intelligence.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Implied, at least for some of them, as they are seen dancing along with Belle, the Prince and the servants of the castle at the end.
  • Stay in the Kitchen: Many of the villagers have this attitude about women. Only the boys go to school and receive an education. Belle is punished for attempting to teach a young girl to read.

Portrayed by: Luke Evans
Voiced by: Héctor Ortiz (Latin American Spanish dub), Mitsuo Yoshihara (Japanese dub)

The boisterous and egotistical town hero. He continues to pursue Belle despite her obvious dislike and even verbal rejection of him.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: He has his eyes on Belle, and his aggressive attitude makes Belle more repulsed by him.
  • Abomination Accusation Attack: As soon as Belle proves the Beast's existence, Gaston declares the Beast dangerous partly out of his desire to relive his glory days as a war hero, and out of jealousy as Belle clearly cares for the Beast.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Downplayed. While the animated Gaston is considered very handsome in-universe, he's drawn as overly muscular in a cartoonish way to make him look buffoonish to the viewers. Here, he is played by Luke Evans as a charmingly attractive bad guy without cartoonish traits.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: While Gaston in the original animated film is a narcisstic boor, he is significantly darker in this version, as he displays more of his sociopathic and manipulative nature. Examples like stalking Belle at the beginning of the film, leaving Maurice to die in the forest and tying him up so he won't escape his fate, getting him institutionalized in order to not only blackmail Belle into marrying him but also to cover his tracks of his evil deed to Maurice, and finally using LeFou as a human shield and then leaving him to die as well.
  • And Now You Must Marry Me: Tells Belle he will let Maurice go if she marries him. During the final battle, he insists that Belle will marry him and use the Beast’s head as a wall decoration.
  • Bad People Abuse Animals: He loves killing animals, and in his titular song ("No one [verb]s like Gaston!") he gloats over how animals pray for mercy when he aims his gun at their livers. Gaston goes Ax-Crazy wanting to kill the Beast not just for winning over Belle's heart but to also place the Beast's head on his hunting trophy wall.
  • Badass Longcoat: Gaston now sports a long red overcoat, in contrast to his short sleeved shirt from the original film. It's his old army uniform; sure it's been twelve years since the war, but those were his Glory Days.
  • Badass Normal: He manages to fatally injure the Beast.
  • Beauty Is Bad: Acknowledged as one of the most attractive men in the village, which only serves to inflate his massive ego.
  • Big Bad: The main villain of the film, as per usual, and he's even more sinister and conniving than ever.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Is this in this version more than the animated film, to sell the message of not judging people by appearances more. Gaston may seem like a charming if a bit creepy Lovable Rogue on the outside, but inside, he's a sociopathic, violent monster who will stop at nothing to get what he wants, even if it meant murder and blackmail.
  • Blood Knight: Implied to have been this during the war. Thinking about a war he participated in actually helps him calm down and experience positive emotions after losing his temper on Maurice. His attack on the Beast near the end of the film is just as much to sate his homicidal urges as it is to Murder the Hypotenuse.
  • Broken Pedestal: LeFou slowly begins to see Gaston's true colors and ceases to idolize him.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Attempts to take on the Beast, who is much larger than him.
  • Chick Magnet: Any of the village girls would be happy to marry Gaston (except for Belle).
  • Cold Sniper: A crack shot with a pistol.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Whatever Gaston experienced during the war has greatly influenced his present-day behavior. He treats everything as a military campaign and LeFou would often have to calm his anger by reminding him of the glorious battles. And when Gaston decides to tie up Maurice to a tree and be left to the wolves, the way he describes the scenario suggests that some of his experiences were not all that glorious as he likes to boast.
  • Dirty Coward: He begs the Beast to spare his life and then shoots him in the back several times.
  • Disney Villain Death: Falls as a result of the castle crumbling beneath him. It's a bit more unsettling here than in the original film, as you can actually hear him hit the ground shortly after he disappears into the abyss.
  • Egomaniac Hunter: He uses antlers in all of his decorating.
  • Entitled to Have You: He has decided Belle should marry him because, as the most attractive man in the village, doesn't he deserve the most attractive girl?
  • Even the Guys Want Him: He's so handsome and charming that even his best friend LeFou is attracted to him.
  • Evil Brit: He's played by a Welsh actor and speaks with an English accent, even though he's supposed to be French. Of course, nearly everyone else in the film also speaks with an English accent, and in the original animation, Gaston's accent was American.
  • Evil Counterpart: To the Beast. Both begin the film as hot-tempered, selfish, and egotistical. However, the Beast undergoes significant Character Development and gets better while Gaston gets only worse.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Moreso than in the original animation, where he was rude the whole way through. He acts more polite and civil to Belle, but it soon becomes clear that he's only acting this way so Belle would fall in love with him. After Belle rejects him by saying that she is not simple, his polite façade starts fading away. Also, when Gaston offered to help Maurice save Belle, it's only because he wants to marry her and nothing else. When he gets tired of Maurice's story, his polite façade fades away and then he reveals his true violent nature to Maurice, which causes him to reject his blessing.
  • Foreshadowing: One part in "Gaston" hints at how he manages to attack the Beast during the climaxnote .
    Gaston: When I hunt, I sneak up with my quiver
    and beasts on the field say a prayer.
    First I carefully aim for the liver,
    then I shoot from behind.
    LeFou: Is that fair?
    Gaston: I don’t care!
  • Freudian Excuse: His military background is implied to have shaped Gaston's ego and personality. According to Luke Evans, Gaston suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and tries to hide it with his popularity and big ego, and when he doesn't get what he wants, his aggressive military persona takes over.
  • Glory Days: The war was this for him.
  • Glory Seeker: Many of Gaston's actions are motivated by his desire to be seen as a hero. He often says some version of "hero time" before he charges ahead.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Part of the reason he goes after the Beast is because he realizes Belle has feelings for him.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: He's a self-absorbed, psychopathic Jerkass who freely admits to using inhumane hunting methods and reflects on such "happy thoughts" as blood and explosions from the war he fought in. LeFou even lampshades it during "The Mob Song":
    LeFou: There's a beast running wild, there's no question
    But I fear the wrong monster's released
  • Informed Ability: Unlike in the original, Gaston merely sings about eating four to five dozen eggs every morning rather than actually performing the act.
  • In the Back: He shoots the Beast in the back with his pistol a total of three times during the final battle.
  • It's All About Me: Ultimately, Gaston cares for no one but himself.
  • Jerkass: Despite being more Faux Affably Evil than his animated counterpart, he is still as self-absorbed and arrogant as ever. Only this time, he is far more psychopathic than his animated counterpart, as he is shown leaving Maurice to die in the woods just because he refused to him marry Belle (though he was threatening to feed him to the wolves before then), used LeFou's loyalty and feelings to save his own skin, later threatening to have him institutionalized just for protesting, and finally using him as a human shield before leaving him to die.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: More established than the animated film, where Gaston offers to help Maurice out, when really he was helping him out of the tavern. Here he does go with Maurice to help rescue Belle from the Beast, but it's only so he can win his approval and marry Belle. When Maurice learns of it and rightly rejects him, Gaston leaves him to get eaten by wolves.
    Maurice: If you think I made all this up, then why did you offer to help?
    Gaston: Because I want to marry your daughter! ...Now let's go home.
    Maurice: Belle is not at home! She is with the...
    Gaston: You say beast one more time, I WILL FEED YOU TO THE WOLVES!!
  • Knight of Cerebus: There is a reason he is listed as a large part of the film's Nightmare Fuel page. Although he still has comedic moments in the film, his villainy takes a frighteningly darker turn in this adaptation, such as being more sociopathic. When Gaston ties Maurice to a tree and leaves him to be wolf food, any comedy involving him completely disappears and he becomes a darker and serious villain.
  • Large Ham: No one's presence is as large as Gaston's! You can tell that Luke Evans is having a blast as Gaston.
  • My Name Is Inigo Montoya: "Hello Beast. I'm Gaston. Belle sent me."
  • Narcissist: To the point where he flirts with his reflection.
  • No Guy Wants to Be Chased: A portion of his interest in Belle stems from her rejection of him. In contrast, he is openly disdainful of the three village girls who fawn all over him. However, he sees Belle as more of a conquest and hunting trophy. Gaston rejects LeFou's suggestion that he could easily have one of the village girls instead of wasting his time on Belle.
    Gaston: A great hunter does not waste his time on rabbits.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: When it comes to Belle, at least. Even when she's giving off every single non-verbal "I AM NOT INTERESTED" signal, he just can't (or, more likely, just won't) take the hint, and continues following her, trying to block her way or lean in close to her face, stepping over her fence, and at one point grabbing at her skirt when she tries to walk away. Needless to say, this only turns her off even further.
  • Not Good with Rejection: Belle's initial rejection of him only intrigues him further. However, her sustained rejection causes him to abandon his polite charade as he realizes she is not playing hard to get, she genuinely has no interest in him. He also knocks Maurice out and ties him to a tree when Maurice denied his blessing on the prospective marriage.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: As in the original, he rallies the villagers to kill the Beast, declaring him to be a threat that has to be killed for their safety, but it's clear his real reasons for doing so are to Murder the Hypotenuse and to have a target for his bloodlust.
  • Oblivious to Hints: Belle tries to tell him she'll never be interested without coming right out and saying it, but he just doesn't get it. (Of course, he doesn't get it even when she does come right out and say it.)
  • Oh, Crap!: How he reacts when the bridge he's standing on during the climax starts to collapse.
  • Pet the Dog: He genuinely thanks LeFou for cheering him up during the "Gaston" number, even asking him "How is it that no girl has snatched you up yet?" It's one of the very few moments where Gaston is authentically nice to someone in the film.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: He is more subtle in his misogyny. When Belle gets in trouble with the headmaster for teaching another girl to read, he tells her that she shouldn't be concerned with any children that aren't hers. When Belle rejects his marriage proposal, he instead turns to getting Maurice's blessing, as Belle's consent didn't matter to him.
  • Prince Charming Wannabe: Thinks he is God's gift to women.
  • Rabble Rouser: Whips the villagers into a frenzy by claiming the Beast is dangerous and the villagers need to protect themselves from him.
  • Sadist: Since he certainly has some clue of Belle's feelings for the beast, the way he tells Belle that he will hang the beast's head on the wall after he forces her to marry him reeks of this. Not helped by his Slasher Smile as he says it.
  • Selective Obliviousness: Even when Belle flat-out tells him to his face that she's not interested in him and never will be, Gaston refuses to accept it.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The manly man to Lefou's sensitive guy.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: His actor, Luke Evans, has confirmed that Gaston suffers from PTSD.
  • Stalker with a Crush: He is introduced by looking at Belle with a spyglass from a distance.
  • The Sociopath: He fits this criteria perfectly in this version. He is very charismatic, especially when attempting to woo Belle and offering to help Maurice rescue her, but it's clear that he only acts this way for his own benefit. As a former army captain, he misses the war he fought in (his happy thoughts involve blood, explosions, countless widows), so much that he hunts for no reason other than to have things he can kill and gain a "hero" reputation from it. What's worse, he admits that he has no qualms of hunting in the most inhumane ways possible, but even worse, when Maurice rightly refuses to let him marry Belle, he leaves him to die at the jaws of the wolves. And finally when accused of the crime, he uses his charm to dismiss Maurice as a madman, therefore saving his own skin. Not to mention, he speaks of his courtship with Belle in hunting metaphors, referring to her as prey. When Belle proves the Beast's existence, Gaston, rather than responding solely to clues of Belle's feelings for the Beast, immediately starts riling the villagers up and painting the Beast as a danger that needs to be killed, showing that he really wants something to kill and is using the Beast as a target for his homicidal urges. What makes him truly terrifying, is that whether it's leaving an old man to the wolves, abusing and betraying a loyal friend, forcing marriage on a girl who has no interest in him, and killing a innocent creature, Gaston is willing to commit all these crimes without a shred of guilt whatsoever in order to get what he wants.
  • Sociopathic Soldier: Ex-soldier, but the basic principle is the same. His happy thoughts about the war include such things as "blood, explosions, and countless widows," and the only reason he hunts animals is to have things he can kill, openly admitting in his Villain Song that he uses inhumane hunting methods in doing so.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He is tall and dark-haired and is acknowledged as one of the most attractive men in the village.
  • The Unfettered: Whether it's tying Maurice up and leaving him to be eaten by wolves, abusing and betraying his best friend LeFou, forcing marriage on Belle, who has no interest in him whatsoever, or going after the Beast as a target for his homicidal urges, there's virtually nothing Gaston won't do as long as he gets what he wants.
  • Villainous Crush: His pursuit of Belle drives a good deal of the conflict
  • Villain Song: "Gaston" and "The Mob Song", as in the original.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Like in the original film, Gaston is a narcissistic, sexist prick and makes no effort to hide it, but everyone in Villeneuve loves and worships him regardless. It's somewhat more justified here, since this version of Gaston is a war hero.
  • Villains Want Mercy: True to the original, Gaston begs for his life the moment the Beast gains the upper hand and has him at his mercy. When said mercy is granted, Gaston proceeds to repeatedly shoot the Beast In the Back.
  • Yandere: Even moreso than in the original. He relentlessly pursues Belle's hand in marriage and he’s willing to eliminate anyone that stands in the way between him and Belle, even attempting to kill both her father and the Beast.

Portrayed by: Kevin Kline
Voiced by: Moisés Palacios (Latin American Spanish dub), Kunio Murai (Japanese dub)

Belle's father and the village artist/ music box maker. He and Belle are both viewed as outcasts due to their intelligence and refusal to adhere to the sexist expectations of most of the other villagers. The major events of the plot begin when the Beast imprisons him in the castle for attempting to take a single rose from the castle grounds for Belle.

  • Absent-Minded Professor: Very downplayed compared to the animated version, but he comes as this in his establishing character moment when Belle is handing him the gears he needs to fix the music box before he says he needs them.
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: The animated movie just never mentions Maurice's wife. In the remake, she died of plague. He was forced to flee Paris where their family used to live so the little Belle wouldn't contract the disease as well; this means he had to leave his beloved wife to die alone. Small wonder he doesn't ever talk about it.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: He is a short, chubby man in the animated movie, and played by the rugged Kevin Kline here.
  • Adaptational Badass: Maurice tries to challenge the whole village when Gaston leaves him to die, and manages to pick the lock to free himself and Belle from the asylum wagon.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: Maurice is an Overprotective Dad who makes music boxes rather than a wacky inventor, which alters his role in the plot because he isn't initially seen as crazy by the townspeople. Gaston only comes up with the ploy of getting him institutionalized after his previous ploy of leaving him to die in the enchanted forest fails and he is accused of attempted murder by Maurice.
  • Cassandra Truth: As in the original animated movie, none of the villagers believe him when he claims a beast took Belle. He almost manages to convince them that Gaston tried to kill him, but Gaston is able to discredit or cow the witnesses into denying it even as he protests.
  • Chekhov's Skill: He puts his knowledge of inner mechanical workings to use by picking the lock of the carriage he and Belle are locked in.
  • Defiant to the End: Unlike the animated Maurice, this version refuses to plead or beg to Gaston and the villagers when he's being carted away by an angry mob to the asylum and told by Gaston he probably won't make it more than a week, and keeps spitting in Gaston's face until what he believes is the very end.
  • Doting Parent: He adores Belle, and only wants her to be happy and safe.
  • Good Parents: He constantly encourages Belle to be strong and brave, educated her well, and can see from a mile away just how terrible Gaston would be as a son-in-law.
  • Overprotective Dad: Maurice is very protective of Belle because he could not save her mother.
  • Papa Wolf: Like the trope mentioned above, he is very protective of Belle and will do anything to protect her. When he realizes Gaston's true violent nature and the real reason why he came to help as well as hearing his affairs with widows, Maurice outright refuses to let him marry Belle.
    • Also this exchange when he is about to be sent off to the asylum.
    Gaston: Have you ever seen the inside of a madhouse, Maurice? You wouldn't last a week. Just give me your daughter's hand and I'll set you free.
    Maurice: Never.
  • Related in the Adaptation: In Villeneuve's original version of the fairy tale, the heroine was the daughter of a king and a good fairy. A wicked fairy had tried to murder the heroine so she could marry her father and the heroine put in the place of the merchant's deceased daughter to protect her. In the film the heroine Belle and the merchant, or in this artist and music box maker, Maurice really do seem to be related.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Quickly decides to leave the castle after Chip talks to him.

Portrayed by: Josh Gad
Voiced by: David Filio (Latin American Spanish dub), Takashi Fukui (Japanese dub)

Gaston's long-suffering best friend and lackey.

  • Adaptational Attractiveness: LeFou in the animated film is a silly-looking caricature with a large nose and gap teeth. In the Live-Action adaptation, his more doltish features are noticeably absent.
  • Adaptational Badass: Instead of just some doofus, LeFou is now a veteran like Gaston and is able to keep up in a fight instead of just being the dorky sidekick. He's also got a bit more of a spine and has a strong sarcastic streak. During the battle at the castle, he even knocks one man out with a single punch.
  • Adaptational Heroism: In this version, LeFou gained more heroic qualities than his animated counterpart did. To start with, he acts as a voice of reason for Gaston, whenever he tries to do (and eventually does) questionable deeds. Secondly, he is shown to be more friendly to Maurice, such as voicing his concern for him when Gaston left him to the wolves and expressing genuine relief when he is safe. Thirdly, as Gaston slowly becomes more deranged than usual, LeFou is shown struggling between his loyalty to him and his moral conscience. Finally, when Gaston used him as a Human Shield and leaves him to die, LeFou finally turns against him and performs a Heel–Face Turn to save Mrs. Potts' life, and even wholeheartedly joins the servants in fighting off the villagers after being comforted by her words.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: Zig-zagged. In this version, he's shown to be more civilized, observant and gets in a few good zingers, but he's also illiterate and doesn't know how Gaston's name is spelled.
  • Adaptational Personality Change: He's a hammy, bumbling moron in the original film. Here, he's a lot more reserved, sarcastic, and civilized. The "Gaston" number is the only point of the film where he's a Large Ham like his animated counterpart.
  • Adaptational Sexuality: LeFou is gay in this version of Disney's take on the story, with the unintentional Ho Yay present in the animated movie being actual Homoerotic Subtext here. Interestingly, this makes the character Disney's first official LGBT character in a work based on their animated movies.
  • Ambiguously Bi: He is briefly seen happily dancing with a woman until Stanley cuts in, much to his awe.
  • Big Damn Heroes: After being betrayed by Gaston, he saves Mrs. Potts' life during the climax.
  • Book Dumb: He's illiterate by his own admission, but otherwise a fairly intelligent and reasonable character, especially compared to his animated counterpart.
  • Butt-Monkey: Heavily downplayed this time around. While he was basically Gaston's punching bag in the original, this version sees him as his voice of reason, and as such, he isn't physically abused or pushed around as much as his animated counterpart. Come the castle battle, however, he ends up suffering a good deal of the blows after Gaston uses him as a Human Shield.
  • Cowardly Lion: LeFou averts this trope when he says "Are you not the bit least concerned this castle might be haunted?" to Gaston as the mob enter the castle.
  • Curse Cut Short: In a deleted scene, he seeks refuge during the castle battle in a small room but it turns out to be a bathroom guarded by a rather angry toilet. LeFou utters: "Oh, sh..." right before the toilet splashes him with its water.
  • The Dark Chick: During the climax invasion, he is highly reluctant to participate and switches sides. This leaves Clothilde to take his place as Gaston's right-hand man.
  • Easily Forgiven: Mrs. Potts is quick to forgive and befriend him after he switches sides. Of course, he did save her life.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He may have always agreed on Gaston about everything, but even he's uncomfortable about Gaston leaving Maurice to die in the forest. Near the end of the film, when Gaston uses LeFou as a human shield to save himself, he realizes Gaston's true ugly nature and renounces his ties to him.
  • Fire-Forged Friends:
    • With Gaston. They fought in the war together, and their close relationship is part of the reason Lefou is mostly oblivious to Gaston's cruelty.
    • Later with Mrs. Potts. When he saves her from a height, they work together to defeat the villagers, befriending each other in the process; also to the point where LeFou confides to Mrs. Potts about his problems with Gaston, in which she comforts him by saying that he's too good for Gaston anyways.
  • Friend to All Children: He's initially spooked by the idea of a talking teacup, but when he sees how young Chip is he greets him in a friendly way.
  • Friend to All Living Things: He questions the fairness of Gaston's hunting methods.
  • Foil: To Belle. While Belle is "well-read", LeFou is illiterate. Also, while Belle disliked the Beast at first but after he saves her she began to fall in love with him, LeFou at first was in love with Gaston but after he leaves Maurice to die, he starts to realize what a monster Gaston really is.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He gradually realizes what a scumbag Gaston is, and finally turns against him, even saving Mrs. Potts' life and helping her in the battle. Also, her comforting words inspired him to wholeheartedly join the servants in driving off the villagers. At the end, he's seen at Belle and the Prince's ball, implying that he's on good terms with them and the rest of the servants while assuming to apologizing to the villagers.
  • Heel Realization: During "The Mob Song", he looks visibly alarmed at the angry mob he's been swept up into, and his one lyric in the song is his vocal expression of this. Although he was beginning to have second thoughts earlier on when Gaston left Maurice to die at the jaws of the wolves and later institutionalizing him.
  • Ignored Enamored Underling: He's this to Gaston in this adaptation.
  • Ironic Name:
    • Le Fou translates to "The Fool", but in this incarnation he's actually the more sensible of the two.
    • It could be ironic in a completely different way - Le Fou also translates to 'madman' and in late 1700s France, any man who admitted to an attraction to other men was considered mad.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Maybe not "evil," but his feelings for Gaston allow him to be complicit in his scheming and to turn a blind eye to some of Gaston's nastier qualities. However, this is subverted, as Everyone Has Standards. Once Gaston leaves Maurice to die, threatens to have LeFou committed, and uses him as a human shield, LeFou comes to his senses and switches sides, ditching Gaston for good.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Despite being on Gaston's side, he's witty, well-spoken, and a genuinely good friend to Gaston. He sheds what little evilness was there later on.
  • Nice Guy: Overlaps with Minion with an F in Evil. He is a genuinely well-spoken and friendly guy despite being initially on Gaston's side. Despite not believing Maurice's claims about the Beast, he is shown to be very friendly towards him, even showing concern for him when Gaston left him to the wolves and expressing happiness when he's back safe. He is also shown to be guilty for having a hand in dismissing Maurice as a madman, and is the most hesitant in joining the mob to kill the Beast. When Gaston abandons him without helping him, he chooses to save Mrs. Potts' life and help her and the castle servants fend off the villagers.
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: He (and the three Village Lasses) are the only characters who speak with American accents, despite being French. Then again, the rest of the village speaks The Queen's French.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: He was already growing increasingly uneasy about Gaston's actions, but after Gaston uses him as a human shield and leaves him without helping him, LeFou officially switches sides. Lampshaded, when he comments to Mrs. Potts, "I used to be on Gaston's side, but we're so in a bad place right now."
  • Never Learned to Read: Not surprising, as he's a French idiot who lived in The Middle Ages.
  • Noodle Incident: Gaston bit him around the navel once. He doesn't say why.
  • Only Sane Man: The longer the movie goes, the more he settles into this role. Of course, even at the beginning he felt Gaston was wasting his time with Belle and should've just picked another one of the village girls.
  • Pair the Spares: LeFou ends up dancing with Stanley, the villager who seemed to enjoy being Dragged into Drag by Madame de Garderobe.
  • Peer Pressure Makes You Evil: LeFou doesn't like the idea of leaving Maurice tied up in the woods to be eaten by wolves but every time he tries to object, Gaston presses him into compliance. That is, until he has enough of Gaston during the climax and pulls a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Precision F-Strike: During a deleted scene, Lefou hides in the castle's bathroom, where he learns that one of the servants is turned into a toilet and is about to attack him by spraying with toilet water, prompting Lefou to nearly utter out the word 'shit', though this was cut off when the scene cuts up to him running out from the bathroom screaming as he is soaked wet.
    LeFou: Oh, shi......
  • Ship Tease: Has this at the end when he dances with Stanley, hinting at developing feelings between the two.
  • Straight Gay: Occasional over-the-top dramatics aside, LeFou doesn't really display any stereotypical gay behavior. He's even an ex-soldier in this version!
  • Understatement: After he switches sides, LeFou comments to Mrs. Potts that he and Gaston are "so in a bad place right now". This is clearly understating that Gaston threatened to have him institutionalized for protesting, used him as a Human Shield, and left him for dead.

    Jean Potts
Portrayed by: Gerard Horan
Voiced by: Guillermo Coria (Latin American Spanish dub)

The village potter who shows kindness to Belle and often acts as the voice of reason for other villagers. He is Mrs. Potts' husband and Chip's father.

  • Adult Fear: He joins the mob at the end of the film specifically because he fears the village's children will be hunted by the Beast. It's a hint towards the fact he can't remember losing his son to the castle curse.
  • Anti-Intellectualism: Downplayed, especially compared to the rest of the villagers, but when Belle attempts to describe Romeo and Juliet, he comments that it sounds boring.
  • Canon Foreigner: He does not appear in the original film.
  • Cool Old Guy: A lovable old man who is kind to Belle from the start and is the voice of reason for the villagers.
  • Foreshadowing: At the start of the film, he tells Belle that he's lost something, but can't seem to remember what it is ("Ah well, I'm sure it'll come to me.") It's eventually revealed that the one thing he had lost (and forgotten about) was his own family, Mrs. Potts and Chip. At the end, they do indeed come to him after the spell is lifted).
  • Improbable Weapon User: The rest of the mob brings their guns and knives to save their children and their wives. What does Jean bring? A rolling pin. Highlights that he's not doing this out of malice, just genuine fear.
  • Only Sane Man: One of the few villagers to show kindness to Belle and to question Gaston.
  • Token Good Teammate: With the exception of Père Robert, he's one of the the only two villagers who's nice to Belle, especially at the beginning. Even though he joins the mob to kill the Beast during the climax. he only does it because he fears that the Beast may attack the village's children. He left the castle early after recognizing Mrs Potts, who saw him, who is both confused and scared that Mrs. Potts fell before being saved by Lefou.

    Clothilde Cogsworth 
Portrayed by: Haydn Gwynne

A shrewish woman in Villeneuve who is later revealed to be Cogsworth's wife.

  • Anti-Intellectualism: So much that she destroyed Belle's washing machine alongside the other villagers, in order to punish Belle for teaching a girl to read.
  • Canon Foreigner: She's an entirely new character like Jean and Père Robert.
  • The Dragon: Serves as Gaston's right-hand woman in the castle invasion, often bossing the other villagers around, as LeFou is busy undergoing a change of heart.
  • Foreshadowing: During the fight, when Cadenza plays music while fighting, she orders the villagers to "Silence that harpsichord!". Earlier on, Cogsworth asks Cadenza to play quietly before the "Be Our Guest" number. It's revealed that she is his wife, as both hold a certain distaste for music. But Henri only says that because he doesn't want the Master to find out. He even joins the number later.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Clothilde is very shrewish, bossy, and downright rude during most of the film but she does show a sweeter side at the end; when she reunites with her husband, she is completely thrilled to be back with him. Also the last we see her dancing with him, she is shown smiling and enjoying herself with him.
  • Perpetual Frowner: She is relatively unhappy throughout most of the film. The few times she does smile is when she is back with her husband.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: She's a shrew who bosses people around and harasses Belle for her intellectualism, but it's mostly because she's lonely after losing her husband (who she doesn't even remember) to the curse for all these years.
  • When She Smiles: She is completely thrilled to see her husband again, saying "I've been so lonely!". Also she is shown smiling during the finale dance.

    Père Robert
Portrayed by: Ray Fearon
Voiced by: Alfredo Gabriel Basurto (Latin American Spanish dub)

The village pastor who keeps a small library of books in the chapel for the villagers to borrow.

  • Canon Foreigner: He's a new character written for the film.
  • Expy: He fills the role of the bookseller from the animated film.
  • Good Shepherd: He's a pastor, a kind, intelligent, well-spoken man.
  • Nice Guy: He's very kind and friendly to Belle, letting her borrow books whenever she likes. He also tries to stop the mob (to no avail, sadly), and refuses to participate in the attack on the Beast's castle.
  • Only Sane Man: Along with Jean, he’s one of the two villagers to show kindness to Belle and to question Gaston. When Gaston rallies the villagers to slay the Beast, he's the only one speaking out about how insane this is.

    Tom, Dick, and Stanley
From left to right: Stanley, Dick, and Tom
Portrayed by: Jimmy Johnston (Tom), Dean Street (Dick), Alexis Loizon (Stanley)

Three men in the village who serve as Gaston's three stooges.

  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Stanley is a dashing young man this time around, as opposed to the hulking man he was in the animated version.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Tom had black hair in the original film but has brown hair here along with Dick, who was originally blond. And Stanley has black hair and no beard as opposed to his animated counterpart who has reddish-brown hair and beard.
  • Adaptational Heroism: A mild case with Stanley. While initially callous and belligerent like his friends, it can be assumed that this was a facade to try and blend in with Tom and Dick and to hide his insecurity regarding his (implied) sexual preference which would have been extremely unacceptable in those days. Upon being dressed up in a glamorous pink ballgown, he immediately makes a Heel–Face Turn out of gratefulness at being put into clothes that he feels more comfortable being in. He also attends the ball hosted by Belle and the Prince at the end of the film, which suggests that he is now on good terms with Belle.
  • Adapted Out: Gaston had a fourth stooge in the animated film, who doesn't seem to be present here. Weirdly, a deleted lyric from the original song Gaston that mentions Gaston's "five hangers-on" (LeFou, Tom, Dick, Stanley, and the unnamed old man) is featured in this version of the song. However, since the fourth lackey is not present, it leaves one questioning just who is the fifth person mentioned in this version of the song?
  • Ambiguously Gay: Stanley is vaguely hinted to be this - in the film's finale, he and LeFou ditch their female dancing partners to dance with each other.
  • The Brute: They serve as Gaston's chief muscle during the castle invasion.
  • Chromatic Arrangement: Their everyday clothes and ballgowns have a pink/yellow/green color scheme very similar to the Bimbettes in the original film (who now only wear pink). Stanley wearing pink could be foreshadowing his interest in feminine clothing.
  • Dragged into Drag: Madame de Garderobe dresses them in ballgowns during the fight at the palace. Stanley, however, loves how he looks and gives Garderobe a "Thank you" smile before happily strutting off.
  • Kubrick Stare: Funnily enough given Stanley's name, they all give one in unison to Cogsworth when he attacks them with the "infantry" of books, and immediately chase him down.
  • Pair the Spares: Stanley is implied to end up with LeFou in the finale.
  • Punny Names: Their names are a cue to the old expression (and song lyrics), "Tom, Dick, and Harry ".
  • Those Two Guys: Those three guys.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: After their makeover courtesy of Madame de Garderobe, Tom and Dick scream in horror. Dick's scream is decidedly manly in comparison to Tom's high-pitched shriek.
  • Ship Tease: Stanley has this at the end when he dances with Lefou, hinting at developing feelings between the two.

    Village Lasses
Portrayed by: Sophie Reed, Rafaëlle Cohen, Carla Nella

A trio of sisters who fawn over Gaston.

  • Adaptational Jerkass: In the animated movie they were just silly airheads without any malice towards anyone, but in this version they act more snobbish, disdainful, and actually dislike Belle. When Gaston has Belle locked up alongside her father, they actually laugh at her expense.
  • Adaptational Ugliness: Downplayed. While not ugly, they went from gorgeous buxom blondes in the animated movie to regular looking women in this version and they're deliberately portrayed wearing a ton of makeup, with the intent of making Emma Watson look more naturally beautiful. And as opposed to being Ms Fanservices, they appear to be an Unwanted Harem to Gaston.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: They appear as a trio of brunettes instead of blondes.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Constantly flirt with Gaston.
  • Alpha Bitch: They act very disdainful to those they feel are beneath them.
  • Animal Motifs: Compared to rabbits in one scene. After Gaston comments a great hunter does not waste time on rabbits (in reference to courting one of the village girls instead of Belle) the upright loops of the sisters' bows look suspiciously like rabbit ears.
  • Expy: Of Cinderella's stepsisters, as they all share similar garish fashion sense and shallow personalities. (Perhaps this village is where the stepmother and stepsisters resettled, and this trio and the mother are their descendants?)
  • Foil: To Belle. They are accepted by the villagers, but their shallowness and vanity contrasts sharply with Belle's intelligence and kindness.
  • Freudian Excuse: Word of God is that the reason they dislike Belle in this version is that their mother acted as Belle's surrogate mother, and in doing so, had unintentionally been neglecting them while focusing on her.
  • Like Mother, Like Daughter: We actually see their mother in this version during the opening number. It's implied that they get their fashion sense from her.
  • Mythology Gag: They can be seen trying on a few blonde wigs during "Belle", a nod to their original hair colors in the animated film.
  • Pink Means Feminine: All three are clothed in identical pink dresses, in the latest fashions, which sharply contrasts Belle's plain blue dress.
  • Satellite Character: Only show up around Gaston.
  • Unwanted Harem: Unlike the animated original in which Gaston likes having them buff his ego even though he's courting Belle, Live-Action Gaston is openly disdainful of them because there's no challenge in courting them.

     Monsieur D'Arque
Portrayed by: Adrian Schiller

The creepy owner and warden of the local insane asylum, whom Gaston recruits to incarcerate Maurice.

  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Downplayed. To be fair, Adrian Schiller, even in his makeup and attire, is a lot more pleasant to look at than the green, virtual walking corpse of the original film.
  • Adaptational Heroism: A minor case. In the original film, he's a vile, corrupt bastard that delights in Gaston's plan to incarcerate an innocent man. He's still an antagonist here, but acts as a more neutral character that only shows up to do his job.
  • Beard of Evil: Unlike his clean shaven counterpart, this version of D'arque sports a beard. Downplayed in that he's not truly evil and is just doing his job.
  • Demoted to Extra: While he was always a minor character at best, he at least had an entire scene dedicated to him in the animated film. Here, he just shows up to take Maurice (and stand guard while the villagers invade the castle), and only has one line in the entire film.
  • Evil Wears Black: He dresses in all black, which only adds to his creepy nature. Downplayed in that he's not outright malevolent.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Contrasting with his animated counterpart, Monsieur D'arque here is just making a pickup for the asylum.


    Agathe/The Enchantress

Portrayed by: Hattie Morahan
Voiced by: Silvia Navarro (Latin American Spanish dub)

A magical sorceress who curses the prince and his servants for refusing to give her shelter.

  • Ascended Extra: She plays a much larger role here than in the original where her appearance was limited to the opening narration. She even directly affects the events of the story in this version.
  • The Beautiful Elite: The novelization states her true magical form is the most beautiful sight the Prince, who only allowed the loveliest maidens to be debutants at his balls, had ever seen.
  • Canon Character All Along: She spend a majority of the film in the disguise of a beggar not from the original animated film before revealing who she really is.
  • The Fair Folk: Naturally, given her character and role.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: The Enchantress stays in the area disguised as Agathe.
  • Humble Hero: Despite being a beautiful enchantress with awesome powers who could presumably conjure her own magical palace along with anything else she desired and spend all day wowing people with her beauty and/or taking over the world, she prefers to live in a simple woodland hut in the form of an old peasant woman.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: The unfairness of the Prince's servants being punished is understandable as they were the ones having allowed the Prince to become cold-hearted by not intervening against his cruel father while he was growing up. Cadenza and Garderobe are (according to the novelization) visitors hired to perform for the Prince's birthday who had no part in raising him. All of them are still cursed. Nevertheless, she did save Maurice from dying in the woods, and breaks the curse herself even when Belle confessed her love for the prince too late after the last petal fell, thus proving that she was going to break the curse as soon as the Beast learned his lesson. And she is seen smiling when everything has returned to normal. So there's at least some redeeming qualities in her too despite some of her own actions definitely viewed as questionable.
  • The Matchmaker: The novelization strongly implies that she is playing this role between Belle and the Prince.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name, Agathe, derives from a Greek word meaning "good", "noble", etc.
  • Named by the Adaptation: In this story she gets a name in the credits: Agathe.
  • Pet the Dog: Despite her cursing the entire castle, she saves Maurice's life without expecting anything in return. Also even when Belle confessed her love for the Prince too late after the last petal fell, she breaks the curse herself.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: Despite Belle's love declaration happening after the last petal falls, she still breaks the curse anyway.
  • The Voiceless: Except for the opening narration, which only the audience can hear, and one word to Maurice ("Drink!"), she says nothing else throughout the movie. Though she is also heard faintly in the background as "Agathe" begging for alms while Gaston is telling Belle what happens to spinsters. And a deleted scene has Agathe and Belle chat briefly as Belle gives her loaf of bread to Agathe; clearly a regular kindness that Belle does for Agathe, foreshadowing how the Enchantress chose her as the one who could save the Beast and the Enchanted Objects.
  • Was It Really Worth It?: A cut scene from the movie has LeFou ask this of the Enchantress, asking her if all the damage she caused to the other servants in the castle was worth what happened in the end.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: If one would look closely at her actions, her actions were done out of wanting to change the Prince for the better, as he was twisted up by his father to become a cruel ruler like him. Her cursing his servants may seem cruel and disproportionate, but she did it so that the prince will learn to think about other people other than himself. And when she witnessed Belle's kindness firsthand, she knew that she would be the one to help change the prince. All in all, though her actions were questionable, they were done for the right reasons.

    Belle's Mother 

Portrayed by: Zoe Rainey
Voiced by: Cristina Hernández (Latin American Spanish dub)

Belle's mother and Maurice's wife, who passed away when Belle was an infant.

  • Adaptation Species Change: Belle’s mother was a fairy in the original fairytale. In this film, she is a human.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Maurice comments that she was alienated and mocked for being different just like Belle is, until people started emulating her instead.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted. The plague has clearly taken a toll on her appearance. Her pre-sickness self in Maurice's portraits looks positively lovely, though.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Upon being told by the plague doctors that she's been infected by the plague and has little time left to live, Belle's mother tells Maurice to oblige to the doctors' orders to take himself and their infant daughter away to safety, to which Maurice reluctantly obliged. Unafraid of dying, Belle's mother kissed a baby rattle (shaped like a rose) to symbolize that she values her daughter's life over her own, right before accepting her fate succumbing to her death. This revelation is what struck Belle so sadly; even the Beast showed sympathy for this as he too lost his mother to an illness when he was a boy.
  • Good Parents: Her only action onscreen is to tell Maurice to take Belle and get away from her, so Belle won't get infected with the plague, too.
  • Happily Married: She was happily married with Maurice, who is still mourning her years later.
  • Ill Girl: She died of the plague.
  • I Will Only Slow You Down: When she caught the plague, she urged Maurice to leave her to die alone and save baby Belle from the risk of infection. He reluctantly obeyed.
  • The Lost Lenore: Her death obviously devastated Maurice, to the point where he can barely talk about her.
  • Mama Bear: She has Maurice take Belle and leave her so she won't catch the plague, unafraid of dying alone.
    Belle's mother: Quickly... before it takes her too...
  • Missing Mom: Belle grew up without her and doesn't remember her, since she died when she was only a baby.
  • No Name Given: She's simply credited as "Belle's mother."
  • Posthumous Character: She died about 16 years before the start of the movie, and she only appears in flashbacks.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: She's only in the movie for a minute, but her death was what pushed Maurice to take Belle to the village in the first place. If her mother hadn't died the way she did, Belle never would've met the Beast.

     The Queen 

Portrayed by: Harriet Jones

The Prince's kind-hearted mother, who used to raise him a good human being until her death.

  • Death by Adaptation: In the original fairy tale, the King actually predeceased the Queen and she had wage war to defend her young son's kingdom. In the film, the Queen presences her husband.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: She loved the Prince and most likely protected him from his father until her untimely death.
  • Good Parents: The only parent who treats the Prince with good care, as opposed to her husband.
  • The High Queen: To Prince, as she cherished her happiness to him. Unfortunately, she didn't live long enough to see what her husband was doing to their son.
  • Ill Girl: Implied. A deleted scene has her singing a modified version of "Days In The Sun" to her son, who's lying sick in bed (presumably from the plague); then, she touches his hand. As we see in the film, this leads her to fall ill herself and die. It's implied to be the plague as Beast is able to recognise a doctor's mask used for fighting plague when they're in Belle's old house, meaning he's seen it before—either when a doctor comes to him, or to his mother.
  • Mama Bear: Implied to be this as her love for her son was enough to protect him from her husband's abusive behavior. Unfortunately, she didn't live long enough, leaving her husband to exploit the opportunity to continue his behavior.
  • Modest Royalty: She's the person that Prince cherishes the most in his memories; he even refuses to tear up a portrait of her following his transformation into the Beast.

     The King 

Portrayed by: Henry Garett

The Prince's abusive and tyrannical father, and the one responsible for the Prince's selfish personality that eventually led to him being turned into the Beast as well as all his staff becoming household objects.

  • 0% Approval Rating: Being known to rule his kingdom with an iron fist, the King is secretly feared and despised by his wife and castle servants for his abusive and cruel nature; even his son hated him for the same reason after being turned into the Beast. Even Belle showed nothing but disgust towards the King after learning about the Prince's tragic childhood from the servants.
  • Abusive Dad: To the Prince. He was the one who taught him to be selfish and superficial.
  • The Dreaded: The servants didn't speak up against him or try to stop him from corrupting his son because they were too afraid of the king.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Subverted, as he showed no sadness at his wife's passing; even forcibly escorting his son away from his wife's deathbed without any emotion.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: King version. He rules the kingdom with an iron fist.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Of the film. He was the one who corrupted his son which led to the events of the plot.
  • Hate Sink: Considered to be this as he ruled his kingdom with a cruel iron fist and raised the young Prince to be selfish and arrogant; even forbidding the servants to ever question or object to his ways of raising the Prince. He also showed no concern over the loss of the Queen, which was seen when he leads his son away from his wife's deathbed without any emotion. This treatment is what drove the Prince to rebuff Agathe the Enchantress, who then casted a curse on his castle in retaliation, transforming the Prince into the Beast and the servants into enchanted objects. Ever since then, the Beast showed nothing but shame for his actions and hated his cruel father for raising him to be a tyrant; even tearing up a family portrait of himself and the King out of anger. Even the servants themselves are in full regret of their reluctance to speak out against the King, implying that they truly despised him for his cruel nature.
  • Karma Houdini: Ultimately succeeded in corrupting his son and presumably lived a content life until his passing. The only loss afforded to him is that his son eventually managed to redeem himself and become a much better ruler while the king's reign was forgotten.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Only appears briefly in a flashback, but his actions kickstarted the entire plot.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: The Prince's father actually predeceased his wife in the original fairy tale. In the film, the King lives a tad bit longer.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His actions led to his son and his servants being cursed, many people being separated from their loved ones, and the kingdom losing its monarchy.


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