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Best Live-action Disney character 2018

Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)

Gaston |

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Best of Disney Awards Nominee for:
Best Live-action Disney character 2018

Expedition Everest |

Gaston is strong and handsome, and is all too aware of this. He is hailed as a local hero, desired by many of the young women of his village (he is even described as “cute, dreamy and handsome”) but he is really boorish, uncultured and egotistical. However, despite these negative qualities, he is far from stupid or brainless as Belle claims.

In this version, Gaston is a perfect example of a sociopath. He acts civil and polite to Belle and never doubts her intelligence, and offered to help Maurice rescue Belle. However, all of these good deeds he does are done purely for his own benefit, and he sees Belle as nothing more than a prize to be won. Also he sees people as nothing more than tools in his plans and discards them when they have run out of use. Examples being, when Maurice refuses to give Gaston his blessing to marry Belle (which was Gaston’s motivation in helping Maurice), Gaston leaves him to be eaten by wolves. And finally using LeFou as a human shield in the climax and leaving him to die once he served his purpose.

Beauty and the Beast