Headcanon: Prince Adam was eighteen or nineteen when he was enchanted. Belle was eleven or twelve at that time. I don't feel this is an unreasonable age difference once Belle's twenty-one or twenty-two (see XKCD on Dating Pools). And nobody can tell the difference anyway, because physically Adam didn't age much if any while beastly. This eliminates the Enchantress as villain of the piece, because she is no longer in the position of having cursed a whole castle because Adam was being eleven. (It's more fun to hate Gaston anyway.)
Gaston is the least self-aware ever. Doesn't help that he's got the Busty Chorus hanging on his every word. (I don't recall as those three ever got names, or many lines...)
Headcanon: Autistic!Belle. Possibly Autistic!Maurice, too.
Fic idea: Belle's mother vanished when Belle was eleven or twelve. Assumed dead. She was employed up at the castle...
Still love the cleverness involved in Belle dumping Gaston in the mud puddle, and the implied "and stay out" in her putting his boots on the doorstep and closing the door behind him.
What happened to the castle's existing wardrobes and teacups when the transformation hit?
Le Fou is ludicrously un-self-aware.
I am totally here for queer (presumed bi) Belle and Beast falling in love
. There may be something there that wasn't there before!
I have not got the "Human Again" sequence memorized, clearly. I keep forgetting they put it in at all. Though regardless of the age at which Adam was enchanted, and sweet as the "You read it to me!" "...I can't." scene is, shouldn't he have been taught how to read long before being enchanted?
Chip is most adorable.
Dude who escapes Wardrobe wearing a bra and skirt and then panics is not
most adorable. Ew. Transmisogyny.
That is totally a magical girl transformation sequence. Except that sadly it is not.
I'm surprised the first thing Adam does when he wakes up human isn't
check to see what happened to the stab wound.
The "people don't age [much] while enchanted into another form" theory above explains where Chip (who is not any ten years old yet) came from, too. He was born before the transformation!