I suppose one of the big differences is, you don’t see the Beast prior to being a beast in the animated film. You see a sort of stained glass window version of him. But there’s no real sense of what he was like. And in this, we’ve just a hint and we see him at the ball. And I think something that Bill and I were keen to sort of bring out is this sense of a sort of petulant, spoiled child, and the sense of kind of entitledness that led to his downfall. [Dan Stevens]
“I pay my respects with a smile when killing. Regardless of how their life was, it’s appropriate to send them off with a smile, so they can die soundly. You could even say that, I intend to kill when I’m smiling.“
Mikleo’s last kiss/hug after the final battle before Sorey goes to sleep.
You can think of it as a hug or a kiss but for me, there’s something sweet there…so it’s a kiss (or both).
This is another reason on how the manga and the game complete each other. In the game we only saw how Mikleo’s passing Sorey before the camera view changed and in the manga we can’t guess that the circle is Mikleo (because it’s black and white ofc). Unlike certain adaptation which goes way too far and doesn’t make sense anymore *sigh*
If he could learn to love another and earn their love in return by the time the last petal fall, the spell would be broken. If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time. As the years passed, he fell into despair and lost all hope. For who could ever learn to love a beast?