|Name:||Prince Adam, Beast|
|Relationships:|| Belle (wife), |
Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs.Potts, Chip (allies/staff/friends),
|Fandom:||Beauty and the Beast|
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Prince Adam is turned into a Beast by an Enchantress, because of his lack of compassion for others. After he captures Maurice, Belle agrees to take his place as prisoner. At first the relationship between them is adversarial, but they grow to care deeply for one another. When he is mortally wounded Belle admits she loves him, the curse is broken and he transforms from the Beast back to his human state of Prince Adam.
Common Tropes in Fanworks
- Pastfic: exploring Adam's childhood before the curse
- Futurefic: post-canon, often Adam and Belle are married with children
- Forgiveness: seeking forgiveness from those he treated badly when he was the Beast, example: Maurice
A Fandom Divided
Many fans feel that Adam's appearance, after transforming back into a human form, is somewhat anticlimactic due to the moral of 'Beauty and the Beast', i.e. You can love someone for who they are, not how they look.
While plenty of fans are also perfectly content with Adam's post transformation looks, a lot feel that he is essentially a different person, and don't harbour the same affection for him. It is therefore not a surprise to see fic where Adam remains a beast, even after Belle has declared her love for him.
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