Both series: Will Scarlet/The Knave of Hearts • Cinderella/Ashley Boyd • Robin Hood • Little John • Friar Tuck • Grumpy/Leroy • Cora/The Queen of Hearts • Caterpillar • Maleficent • Jafar • Dr. Lydgate, Season Two: "Broken" • "We Are Both" • "Lady of the Lake" • "The Crocodile" • "The Doctor" • "Tallahassee" • "Child of the Moon" • "Into the Deep" • "Queen of Hearts" • "The Cricket Game" • "The Outsider" • "In the Name of the Brother" • "Tiny" • "Manhattan" • "The Queen Is Dead" • "The Miller's Daughter" • "Welcome to Storybrooke" • "Selfless, Brave and True" • "Lacey" • "The Evil Queen" • "Second Star to the Right" • "And Straight On 'Til Morning" Gaston then realizes that he can use Maurice's outrageous claim to his advantage. Lefou and Chorus: My what a guy, that Gaston! Cogsworth is the Beast's tightly wound and extremely loyal Majordomo, and Lumière's counterpart and rival.  Ultimately, Gaston and the Beast embody bad and good masculinity, respectively; the characters are used "to play the New Age sensitive man off against the macho man," according to Ways of Being Male: Representing Masculinities in Children's Literature author John Stephens..  Several darker elements originally conceived for the film were ultimately written out of the final version, among them the idea of Gaston himself first visiting the insane asylum in which he plans on imprisoning Belle's father Maurice. Rather than following Belle's idea of forgiveness and redemption, Gaston now believed that it was wisest to defeat an enemy by being strong and that he should have brought an army before he confronted Rumplestiltskin. Video Games: Beauty and the Beast (video game) • Belle's Quest • Roar of the Beast • A Board Game Adventure • Disney Infinity • Disney Infinity: 2.0 Edition • Kingdom Hearts II • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days • Kingdom Hearts χ • Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ/Union χ • Disney Enchanted Tales • Disney Emoji Blitz • Disney Crossy Road • Beauty and the Beast: Perfect Match • Disney Heroes: Battle Mode This idea was scrapped because the writers thought that it was too gruesome and horrible. Inspiration He also overhears Goofy complementing Mickey and Minnie on their performance after Daisy pretended to break her leg so that Minnie could perform, saying that he should pretend to break his leg to help Mickey with Gaston misunderstanding and saying "No one breaks their leg like Gaston!" Gaston appeared in this book by Serena Valentino and given a slightly more sympathetic and tragic portrayal, where it was revealed that he was a former friend of the Prince who would become the Beast. Aladdin: Aladdin • Abu • Genie • Jasmine • Jafar • Sultan • Iago • Rajah Gaston does not appear in Kinect Disneyland Adventures, although he is mentioned by Belle explaining that he hasn't been to Disneyland yet, probably due to the fact that there were no antlers. He generally wore yellow hunting gloves, although he discarded them by the midpoint but wore them again towards the end of the film. When the headmaster and Clothilde catch Belle teaching a girl how to read, they rouse some of the villagers into destroying the laundry invention she made which Le Fou informs Gaston about. Later, during a hunting trip with LeFou, Gaston attempted to shoot a rabbit, although he accidentally caused it to flee, shoving LeFou in irritation, also unknowingly placing LeFou into a net trap set by the Bimbettes that was meant for Gaston. They even carve a battering ram from a tree in the woods to use for breaking in. This would have prompted him to fall off a cliff. ", As a strong leader, Gaston is able to convince a large following to do as he commands and trigger conformity and bigotry in others, although he remains incapable of implementing such ideas on his own. Disney Characters introduced in Birth by Sleep: Prince Phillip • Maleficent's Goons • Doc • Grumpy • Happy • Sleepy • Bashful • Sneezy • Dopey • The Prince • Evil Queen • Magic Mirror • Prince Charming • Jaq • Lady Tremaine • Anastasia • Drizella • Lucifer • Grand Duke • Grand Councilwoman • Captain Gantu • Jumba • Experiment 221 • Lost Boys This gag would later go through the entire series and would become a memorable catchphrase for Gaston, as well as becoming something of an internet meme. Bad Belle is mine!  In the ensuing fight, he shoots the Beast with an arrow and beats him down, taunting him about his appearance, and still refusing to believe that Belle will not marry him.  Similar to Cocteau's addition of Avenant, Gaston was created for the animated adaptation because Disney felt that the story could potentially benefit from a legitimate villain, which the original text lacks, in addition to instilling Beauty and the Beast with a more prominent element of danger. ", but it was changed to "Belle is MINE!" However, if one looks closely, Gaston's opponent has a chess piece started on a white square and then moved up on a red one while moving diagonally, and the chess piece didn't appear to be a knight either, meaning that Gaston may have actually chosen to push the chess board away because he disapproved of his opponent's cheating. Gaston is a fictional character in Walt Disney Pictures' 30th animated feature film Beauty and the Beast (1991). The amount of arrows in Gaston's quiver often changes from three to two and sometimes even four. Affiliations They also shared his egomania to some extent, but were comparatively kinder than their father.  Decorated with fur and horns, Gaston's chair resembles the Beast when viewed from behind. Disney Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. Gaston is not above using underhanded tactics, which had earlier been implied with LeFou's claim about Gaston being "slick" as well as Gaston's admission about being good at "taking cheap shots", and confirmed when he shows himself to literally be a backstabber in his final moments, showing that he also cheats at things. Beauty and the Beast, but from Gaston's Perspective. " Writing for Entertainment Weekly, Owen Gleiberman hailed Gaston as "a wonderful character", while The Daily Beast lauded the character as "a triumphantly funny villain". " According to Practicing Passion: Youth and the Quest for a Passionate Church author Kenda Creasy Dean, the character "only understands love as self-fulfillment, which allows him to perpetrate domination, viciousness and violence" in pursuit of it. Other Villains: Br'er Fox • Br'er Bear • Oogie Boogie • Winifred Sanderson • Mary Sanderson • Sarah Sanderson • Dr. Hämsterviel • Queen Narissa • Wicked Witch of the West • Ripslinger • Hitchhiking Ghosts, Video Games: Disney Villains Challenge • Disney's Villains' Revenge • Feel the Magic • Mickey's Magical Celebration • Mickey's Magical Music World • Mickey and the Magician • Once Upon a Mouse • The Pavilion • Royal Princess Music Celebration • Royal Theatre • The Golden Mickeys • The Starlit Princess Waltz Luke Evans will reprise his role as Gaston in the prequel TV series on Disney+. Overtakers: Maleficent • Chernabog • The Evil Queen • Cruella De Vil • Claude Frollo • Ursula • Jafar • Shan Yu • Jack Sparrow • Tia Dalma • Gaston • Prince John • Horned King • Big Bad Wolf • J. Worthington Foulfellow • Gideon • Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed • Diablo • Magic Brooms • Green Army Men • Blackbeard • Shere Khan • Si and Am • Hopper • Flotsam and Jetsam • Judge Doom • Madame Leota • Sabor • The Headless Horseman • Stormtroopers • Scar • Zira, Recurring Guests: Timon • Pumbaa • Jafar • Iago • Hades • Mushu • Cri-Kee • Ariel • Prince Eric • King Triton • Flounder • Sebastian • Peter Pan • Jiminy Cricket • Pinocchio • Belle • Beast • Lumiere • Gaston • Dumbo • Timothy Q. Shops: Bonjour! He is now the father of twin boys named Gaston Jr. and Gaston the Third; he named them after himself due to his egomania. Voiced by American actor and singer Richard White, Gaston is an arrogant hunter whose unrequited feelings for the intellectual Belle drive him to murder his adversary, the Beast, once he realizes she cares for him instead. Despite the events of Kingdom Hearts χ being intended to serve as a projection of future events in the series, Gaston does not appear in Kingdom Hearts II or Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days.  Moviefone was less receptive towards the character, ranking him 25th out of 30 on their list of the "Top Disney Villains of All Time". Minions Evans will reprise his role in an upcoming Beauty and the Beast spin-off/prequel series for Disney+. Movies included Gaston at number 11 on their ranking of "the 12 most famous Disney villains from worst to best", awarding him "points for not only being a huge jerk, but for also trying to blackmail Belle into marrying him ... and for leading a mob to kill Beast. 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Up: Carl Fredricksen • Dug • Kevin • Russell Samdi • Hansel/Jack/Nick Branson • Marcus Tremaine • Cecelia • Coven of the Eight • Madame Leota • Naveen/Drew • Blind Witch/Hilda • Gretel • Chad • Seraphina • Flora • Isla • Zorro, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland: Alice • Cyrus • Anastasia/Red Queen • Percy/White Rabbit • Edwin • Jabberwocky • Silvermist • The Sultan/The Old Prisoner • Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum • Mrs. Rabbit • Elizabeth/Lizard • Amara • Bandersnatch • Millie When the Enchantress curses the Beast, he is transformed into a pendulum clock.He initially tries to stop the others from allowing Maurice to stay at the castle (as he knows the Beast would not approve), but ultimately gives in.  This process allowed the animators to incorporate White's acting performance into Gaston. His sexism is also shown by the fact that he does not seem to even consider the possibility of fathering any daughters, as he states he wants "six or seven strapping boys" like himself. In addition to the song "Gaston", the song "Me" is performed by him (in which he conceitedly proposes to Belle). The most popular color? Background information Gaston appeared in the 2017 remake, portrayed by Luke Evans. Later, during a snowstorm, Gaston is in the tavern sulking after being rejected and humiliated by Belle, so the villagers along with LeFou, sing a song about Gaston's greatness to cheer him up. All in all, Gaston had learned the hard way that pride literally comes before a fall.  The writers also briefly deliberated having Gaston kill himself once he realizes that Belle will never love him, but this idea was also quickly discarded. These facts imply that another reason for his relentless pursuit of Belle is to satisfy his pride which may have had hurt by her resistance to him. ", Beauty and the Beast parodies the idea of excessive masculinity, a trait shared by both Gaston and the Beast. Gaston from “The Beauty and The Beast” can be categorized as “Not a Villain” but a guy who was at the wrong place at the wrong time or at least a misguided character.  It was revealed in July 2020 that the prequel series is called “Little Town“. Instead of a hunter who was the town hero, he was a marquess or French nobleman. " Hal Hinson of The Washington Post felt that Gaston was "overbearing" because "everything about him is comically exaggerated and satirized to the point that you feel as if the cleft in his chin might swallow you whole. (but his lips still mouth "Time to die!") Make no mistake about that. Gaston appeared in the official comic adaptation for the film. Season Five: "The Dark Swan" • "The Price" • "Siege Perilous" • "The Broken Kingdom" • "Dreamcatcher" • "The Bear and the Bow" • "Nimue" • "Birth" • "The Bear King" • "Broken Heart" • "Swan Song" • "Souls of the Departed" • "Labor of Love" • "Devil's Due" • "The Brothers Jones" • "Our Decay" • "Her Handsome Hero" • "Ruby Slippers" • "Sisters" • "Firebird" • "Last Rites" • "Only You" • "An Untold Story" Though you probably assumed that was the end of Gaston, the actor behind his voice is less inclined to believe so. ", and, after Daisy compliments Ariel's range, "No one has a range like Gaston!" Still in the song, Gaston is shown shooting three times in a row from his gun (a blunderbuss). LeFou: Gaston is the best And the rest is all drips Chorus: No one fights like Gaston Douses lights like Gaston LeFou: In a wrestling match nobody bites like Gaston! He was a war hero with enormous muscles who had his sights set on our heroine. All of these features gave him a somewhat similar appearance to French noblemen, such as Jean Rousseau or Napoleon. In an earlier version of the story, he was even going to commit suicide after killing the Beast as he knew that no matter what he did, Belle would never love him. " Writing for IndieWire, Drew Taylor felt the fact that Gaston is "a strapping cad" as opposed to a witch or hideous creature contributes to making the film "a wholly unique experience". Portrayed by Make no mistake about that.". In addition, he possessed freckles, and his outfit consisted of a shirt, pants, and elf-shoes. Instead of ignoring the Bimbettes like in the film, he pays more attention to them (saying that their 'rendezvouses' will continue after his marriage to Belle, implying adultery) but still wants Belle as his wife, making them very upset (to the point of wailing and crying like infants). He then started pursuing Belle throughout the village as she returns home after buying a book from the local bookstore. So far in Disney history, this is the only time the villain has had any physical features (i.e. However, just before Gaston and LeFou barge into Belle and Maurice's cottage, Maurice left for the castle on his own. However, in this film, Gaston is portrayed as a former army captain prior to his career as a hunter due to a portrait of him standing over fallen soldiers in the tavern. Inside, there is a large portrait of himself along with "trophies" from his hunt consisting mostly of animal antlers. He becomes jealous, snaps, and decides to gather a band of villagers to kill the Beast, playing off their fears that the Beast might wreak havoc on their village. BlunderbussBow and quiverHunting knife The Marvel Comics serial likewise strongly implied that he had feelings for Belle since they were children. , A live-action version of Gaston appears in two episodes of the fantasy television series Once Upon a Time, in which he is first portrayed by Sage Brocklebank and later by Wes Brown. In his jealousy and pride, Gaston furiously snaps out and snatches the mirror from Belle, spitefully declaring that she is just as crazy as her father. In the 1989 screenplay, the three suitors were condensed into a single character, Gaston.  The fact that Gaston's cruel nature is not mirrored by his handsome exterior "further emphasiz[es] the film's message about inner beauty. Even after doing so, however, he starts to question why Belle would choose a beast over him. Naturally, he is looking for Belle, and she seemingly comes to him having forgone reading and intelligence for being Gaston's "little wife". Season Three: "The Heart of the Truest Believer" • "Lost Girl" • "Quite a Common Fairy" • "Nasty Habits" • "Good Form" • "Ariel" • "Dark Hollow" • "Think Lovely Thoughts" • "Save Henry" • "The New Neverland" • "Going Home" • "New York City Serenade" • "Witch Hunt" • "The Tower" • "Quiet Minds" • "It's Not Easy Being Green" • "The Jolly Roger" • "Bleeding Through" • "A Curious Thing" • "Kansas" • "Snow Drifts" • "There's No Place Like Home" Beauty and the Beast (2017) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. In Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion, Gaston was one of the Disney villains the evil witch Mizrabel had the ability to morph into. Gaston leans over and says, "No one makes faces in spoons like Gaston!" Other names ranked the character the sixth best Disney villain. Give twelve "hip-hips!" After he burns down the bookshop, Gaston is shocked when the Beast arrives in the tavern to ask the villagers for help rescuing Belle from D'Arque, the Beast using the mirror to expose the brutal conditions in the asylum, where D'Arque essentially tortures his 'patients' to try and remove their magic, even if they only possess some minor gift such as an aunt of LeFou's who made exceptional cakes. , Gaston is depicted as a very narcissistic, self-centered and superficial individual, motivated by extreme jealousy. Evil Queen • Emma's Theme • A Happy Beginning, Disney Characters: Mickey Mouse • Minnie Mouse • Pluto • Ariel • Violet Parr • Mulan • King Triton • Megara • Stitch • Remy • Django • Rajah • Prince Phillip • Elsa • Rapunzel • Timon • Pumbaa • Chip and Dale • Goofy • Tigger • Lilo • Winnie the Pooh • Piglet  Toying with gender expectations, Gaston's masculinity is depicted as ridiculous, while Belle becomes drawn to the Beast's "gentle vulnerability". The next day, however, Gaston organizes a wedding outside Belle's cottage in an attempt to "surprise" her, complete with various decorations, a priest, and a wedding cake. The Sword in the Stone: Wart • Merlin, A Bug's Life: Flik • Dot • Heimlich  Richard Corliss of Time observed that the character's "bigotry, for wanting to marry Belle because she's the prettiest girl in town...corrodes into malevolence when he consigns Belle's eccentric father to an asylum and leads the ignorant villagers on a torches-and-pitchforks crusade," which has been compared to scenes from the horror film Frankenstein (1931). It is hinted that Gaston's aggression might have provoked the Ogres into war. He then goes off-screen and a tremendous crash is heard leaving Goofy and Daisy stunned, which is assumed that he literally tried to break his own leg by injuring himself. Paraphernalia DuckTales (2017): Scrooge McDuck • Huey, Dewey, and Louie • Webby Vanderquack Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Chicken Little: Chicken Little " In her book Beyond Adaptation: Essays on Radical Transformations of Original Works, author Phyllis Frus observed that the villain's subtle, entirely non-physical transformation into a more demonic version of himself forces the character to suffer a "loss of humanity", in the end justifying his ultimate death. At the time of the 1991 film, the character was an obvious comment on the nature of male heroism inside of the Disney canon. Remake: Cadenza • Jean Potts • The King • The Queen, Broadway: No Matter What • Me • Home • How Long Must This Go On? Though roughly even with his adversary, Gaston soon realizes that he cannot rely on brute strength alone to kill the Beast, and instead begins taunting him in order to infuriate him enough to let his guard down, pushing the final button by claiming that Belle could never love a monster and that she would always be his. • "Bad Blood" • "Home" • "Nothing to Fear" • "Dirty Little Secrets" • "Heart of the Matter" • "To Catch a Thief" • "And They Lived...", Once Upon a Time in Wonderland: Wonderland Castle • The Mad Hatter's House • White Rabbit's House • Underland • Tulgey Wood One of the cut lyrics for the Gaston song also had "Who breaks hearts like Gaston", implying that even before the Beast entered the picture, Gaston was a very treacherous individual to his friends and allies. During this time, he also shows himself off, causing the Bimbettes to faint. Gaston plays a notable part in the nighttime castle show Once Upon a Time, where he engages in a battle against the Beast during the show's climax; eventually falling to his death. However, his arrogance makes him underestimate his opponent and once he realizes his life is on the line, he may have to rely on desperate measures to survive.  The scene in which Gaston sits in his large chair in the village tavern is a reference to him and the Beast's similarities. In Issue 7, Gaston became irritated that Belle hasn't even appeared at all, and eventually decided to simply stake her out at the bookstore via the bookshop owner, even having LeFou keep watch at the bookstore in case Belle shows up. Christmas: Disney Christmas Stories • Royal Christmas Wishes, Enchanted Christmas: Angelique • Forte • Fife  The character is also void of both magical powers and political influence. Gaston also appears in the tongue-in-cheek book about Disney Villains called The Villain Files. He had icy blue eyes. Due to poor management and cruel treatment of inmates, this is a surprisingly harsh threat. , Andreas Deja served as Gaston's supervising animator. He is also in Descendants: Isle of the Lost, the tie-in novel to Descendants, where he has four kids. Spring: Disney Color-Fest: A Street Party! " Tradigital Animate CC: 12 Principles of Animation in Adobe Animate author Stephen Brooks likened Gaston's exaggerated facial expressions to the way in which people "give away their lies as they try to overcompensate. However, Belle outsmarted him. In Belle's Quest, Gaston plays out his role in the film to some degree, though at the start, he appears to be much more tame, even using his strength to assist Belle in a task. According to the creators, Gaston's primary colors were red to symbolize evil to contrast with Belle and Beast's blue. All he wants is to kill his rival so he can have Belle as his property.  Medium contributor Brett Seegmiller strongly believes that "Gaston is one of the best villains in the Disney canon" because audiences both respect and fear him, as well as the best leader in his opinion. He tries to stab the Beast a second time; however, this final cruel deed proves to be his ultimate undoing when the Beast swings his arm backward at him in pain, causing Gaston to lose his balance when he tries to dodge it, fall off the castle, and plunge into the deep moat below, to his death. Their meeting starts off well, but Gaston throwing Belle's book into a puddle and making sexist remarks about women like Belle reading drive her away from him, and she continues her way home, leaving Gaston a little disappointed. He also wore a red tunic and black tights, alongside boots. After Jeffrey Katzenberg demanded a rewrite of the film, Gaston's characterization was altered significantly, being made into the town hero as well as the village's local hunter. Wreck-It Ralph: Wreck-It Ralph • Fix-It Felix Jr. Shoving Gaston away from his sight, the Beast furiously orders him to leave the castle before climbing back on the castle balcony to reunite with Belle. LeFou intervenes, calming Gaston down with memories of the war. Outraged, Gaston knocks Maurice out in a fit of rage, then ties him up in a tree and leaves him to be fed by hungry wolves (despite LeFou's objections), though Maurice ends up being saved and nursed back to health by a hermit, Agathe. While he attempts to corner Belle and plant a kiss on her, she uses her wiles to keep him at bay and manages to open the door that he has pinned her against. According to Linda Woolverton, she had based this version on Gaston on her own unsuccessful relationships, and she had also wanted Belle's decrying of Gaston being her suitor (whom Woolverton referred to as a blockhead) to be the focal point of the film, necessitating that Belle's wicked sisters and their respective love interests be left out, as well as cutting her snobbish Aunt Marguerite. Alice in Wonderland: Alice • Mad Hatter • March Hare • Dormouse • White Rabbit • Cheshire Cat • Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee • Queen of Hearts • King of Hearts • Caterpillar • Dinah • Oysters  Gaston also appears as a non-playable character in the Kingdom Hearts video game Kingdom Hearts χ as an antagonist who controls an army of Heartless. His ultimate goal is the same too—marry the prettiest girl in town and make her his "little wife" and his "property". Voiced by American actor and singer Richard White, Gaston is an arrogant hunter whose unrequited feelings for the intellectual Belle drive him to murder his adversary, the Beast, once he realizes she cares for him instead. It is actually Laurette, one of the Bimbettes in a clever disguise. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad: Mr. Toad "I'll have Belle for my wife. He also was shown to only be interested in Belle due to Marguerite's insistence that he marry her, and when Belle refused, he was implied to have initially respected Belle's refusal of him enough to indicate that returning to try and get her hand in marriage was unlikely when asked by Marguerite. • Festival of Fantasy Parade • Flights of Fantasy Parade • Happiness is Here Parade • Jubilation! He would have shared the role of antagonist with Belle's aunt Marguerite, who would have chosen him as Belle's suitor, specifically as revenge towards Maurice (who in this version was a failed merchant who lost his wealth at sea, just like in the original tale). , In addition to eliminating Belle's sisters, screenwriter and creator Linda Woolverton introduced Gaston as a "blockheaded suitor" for the heroine, basing the character on boyfriends she had dated in the past. " The final version was decided via a contest, in which the animators vied to determine who could best design Gaston's chest hair. He then successfully convinces the villagers that the Beast is a threat to the village and therefore must be brought down immediately for if he couldn't have Belle then no one could. " A visual reference to the Beast's "half-man, half-animal" appearance, Gaston's body is temporarily attached to a pig's head when he falls into a large mud puddle upon having his marriage proposal rejected by Belle. Gaston is a character original to Disney, as he is not present in the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont upon which the 1991 film is based. In one of the earliest scripts, Gaston's death would have been different, as the battle against Beast would have taken place in the forest. While unaware on how this transaction towards Belle started, Gaston scolds the villagers for behaving like this and orders them to go home immediately.  Colors were used to indicate characters' emotions and affiliations in the film; while Gaston is dressed in red to represent evil, Belle and the Beast wear blue to depict goodness. I … Gaston appears in the Broadway musical adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, which premiered at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 18, 1994. . She rejects him to his face and declares that she has an actual ball to attend, irritating and infuriating Gaston. Mulan: Mulan • Li Shang • Mushu • Fa Zhou • Khan Video games Gaston suffers from obsessive love which is shown by his intense infatuation with Belle. Enjoy.  Stephen Hunter of The Baltimore Sun wrote, "at the foundation of [Gaston]'s personality is something that is merely hinted at in conventional star personas: an overweening vanity. Mounting his horse, he leads a lynch mob to attack the Beast's castle and leave no one alive while declaring that he himself is to take down the Beast.  Gaston effectively uses his charm, good looks and a fabricated image of the Beast to rally the entire village against his opponent, demonstrating his ability to convince others that he is a gentleman despite never actually having shown concern for anyone other than himself; only Belle remains unfazed by Gaston's facade and uncovers his true nature, further highlighting the heroine's strength and independence. at Disney's Hollywood Studios.