Beast's redemption arc or LeFou's?
That’s actually a lot tougher than I thought it’d be.
I mean, Adam’s struggle and redemption makes the movie what it is. The whole franchise wouldn’t be what it is without Adam tossing aside his selfish and unkind nature and embracing his inner goodness through Belle. It’s so iconic and beautiful…and the story is one that I’ve grown up with, my entire life…
…but it’s also…kinda…expected.
If you’re talking about the 1991 Adam struggling and redeeming himself, then yeah, Adam all the way. But LeFou’s redemption was something that we weren’t expecti—well, okay, I made a theory about it based off pictures I saw, but I certainly didn’t expect LeFou to witness Gaston’s raw brutality (y’know, when he knocked Maurice out cold). He remained loyal enough, but then during the fight scene he switched sides, which was a pleasant surprise for everyone. And he even had his own happy ending, which was really sweet.
So…I think I’m gonna pick LeFou. He barely clears Adam, though. And if this were 1991, then Adam all the way.