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Beauty and the Beast Opinion Article

Characters I would have liked to learn more about and why

Opinion by Takuya posted over a year ago
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It has been a long time since I wrote an article so this might not be as good as my other work but I still hope that you will enjoy it.

Here I will tell you about the characters in the Movie Beauty and the beast that I wish we could have learned more about since they got little screentime and/or no explaination.

Babette (Human Form)
Babette (Human Form)

First off is Babette/Fifi/Featherduster:
What we know about Babette is that she is working as a maid in the Beasts castle and because of this she is transformed into a featherduster by the enchantress by the same spell that transformed the master into a Beast and that she is having a relationship with Lumiére but if this is just flirting or romantic love is up to everyone person to decide.

What I would like to have known is when did her "Relationship" with Lumiére start and how doe they feel about eachother? and also a little bit more of her personality would have been nice.

but one thing I am happy that they did was give her a human form.

Maurice
Maurice

Belle's father Maurice
This guy is a mystery, Why did he raise Belle on his own? Was it bad luck or fate that guided him to the castle and started the whole thing?

There is alot of things that we don't know about this man.

Madame Wardrobe
Madame Wardrobe

Madame Wardrobe
She was originally supposed to have Mrs. Potts's role in the movie but was replace probably around the time Chip was created, And even thou I can't imagine how the movie would be if she had a bigger part it still makes me curious as to what her job at the castle was and one thing I am REALLY curious about is what her human form looks like, I mean seriously Babette has less screentime than her but get a human form.

All things concidered I like this character and I wish more was done with her than just being someone for Belle to talk to during her first day in the castle.

LeFou
LeFou

LeFou
Gaston's side-kick and eternal punching bag LeFou, To be honest I don't really care for this character but I can relate to him since he seems to have no luck in anything and I am curious to how he got to the point he is at during the movie but that is about all.



Well I hope that you have enjoyed this article and hopefully I will have a few more up in the near future and I also hope that they will have a tiny bit more quality than this.

What characters would YOU have liked to know better in Beauty and the Beast? Please give you answer in the comment secion :)

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Hi Takuya!

I have always wondered the same things about the same characters. Also, I always wondered what Lumiere's background was like before he came to work at the palace, and how the Prince's parents died. It appears he was a spoiled orphan being raised by the servants.

I write fanfic for BatB and to explore my own questions, I (and many other authors) have written our own versions of backstories for the characters you profiled. For example, LeFou (he's my avatar 'cause I have a softie spot for him) and Gaston were boyhood buddies and he'd always look up to him to feel important. Babette - now I had trouble giving her a personality! So in one story she was madly in love with Lumiere, was a perfectionist who loved to clean, and hoped that Lumiere would propose to her, ever since they fell in love as enchanted objects. Madame de la Grande Bouche, the wardrobe, is said to have been an opera singer in the musical version. So that is canon. The rest is all fun speculation by fanfiction dorks, and certain ideas get bounced around a lot. We don't know for sure the Beast's parents are dead, the movie never said anything, but it has turned up as a "fanon" storyline very often.

Edited to add: There is a children's book published in Italian about Disney Princess weddings, and there is a full-spread of illustrations on Belle/Prince that show what is probably Madame de la Grande Bouche in her human form. I am pretty sure the fuller figured, red haired lady in the green dress is her. This was posted in LiveJournal:

http://beauty-beast.livejournal.com/615508­4.h­tml­#cu­tid­1









Thanks for posting this topic!
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AlOoOosh said:
Babette and Bella's dad
we have no information about them
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PandaKISS said:
What about the three "Bimbette's" as they are affectingly called. Other than being apart of Gaston's fan club we know nothing about them. Gaston has a clouded history as well, other than that when he was a lad he ate four dozen eggs to help himself get large.
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I would like to know about Prince Adam's parents. Did they die when he was a kid? Did they abuse him? Did they spoil him? We may never know.
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I was never too interested in Babette/Fifi/Feather-duster or Madame Wardrobe, but I was always curious about Maurice, and Belle's mother, she's gets no mention! And LeFou as well to a certain extent, I just always wondered why this guy put up with so much crap from Gaston. Is it a guy-crush?

And like Beastlysoul25 said, I wonder about Beast/Adam's parents. Are they dead or just negligent? Because their absence may have had an impact on his behavior, so if they'd been around to tell him off, he may never have been cursed in the first place. But then if he hadn't, he may never have met Belle... Mmm....
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