Cogsworth

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Cogsworth

Cogsworth KHII.png


Katakana コグスワース Other Emblem.png
Rōmaji Kogusuwāsu
Voice actors (Ja:) Kazuo Kumakura
(En:) David Ogden Stiers
Homeworld Beast's Castle
Origin Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Games Kingdom Hearts II
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Kingdom Hearts χ
Cogsworth

Kingdom Hearts II
Beauty and the Beast (1991)

The Beast's majordomo. He became a clock when a enchantress put a spell on the castle. Cogsworth is particular about order and punctuality. Maybe that's why he turned into a clock?

Cogsworth is a character first seen in Kingdom Hearts II, that returns in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. He made his film debut in Disney's Beauty and The Beast. He is actually a servant of the Beast who was enchanted by a spell along with all the other inhabitants of the castle. The spell turned him into a clock whose hands give him a mustache. He is often paired with the other castle staff members.

Story[edit]

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days[edit]

Both Lumiere and Cogsworth serve as watch guards of Beast's Castle, forcing Roxas and Xion to evade their sight.

Kingdom Hearts II[edit]

On the first visit to Beast's Castle, Belle tells Sora to rescue Cogsworth and company from the castle dungeon. Upon doing so, he tells Sora about the Beast's curse and how they were imprisoned by the Beast. Then he and the others show Sora a secret passageway to the West Wing and the Beast's room - Cogsworth's job is to lower the lamps for Sora and company to light them. Cogsworth also moves the knights blocking the entrances to help movement for Sora and the others. When Sora, Donald, and Goofy fight the Beast to turn him back to normal, Cogsworth assists by making loud noises to wake the Beast up, with help from Sora's Keyblade.

Some time after Xemnas's defeat, the Beast was turned back to Prince Adam, implying that Cogsworth returned to his normal form as well.

Personality[edit]

Cogsworth is a loyal servant to the Beast, and one of Lumiere's closest friends. Although he means well, Cogsworth's serious demeanor and strict adherence to the rules often puts a strain on his relationship with the other servants. Often times Cogsworth's bossy attitude comes from his inclination to worry. Despite this, Cogsworth is able to get along with others, as shown in helping Sora through the Secret Passage. Like the other servants, Cogsworth wishes for the Beast to find true love, removing the enchantreess' spell.

Appearance[edit]

Under the influence of the curse, Cogsworth takes the form of a mostly brown clock with a peach-colored clock face that is literally his face. He has straight, white teeth, close-set, green eyes, brown eyebrows, and a yellow "nose" that is actually a flat button that connects to the clock hands, which act as his "mustache". The hands are both brown and end in a heart-shaped point. The minute hand points to the diagonal lower-right and has a hollow point, with only the outline of the heart present.

The hour hand points to the diagonal lower-left and has a solid point, as well as two small circles on the middle of the hand. He also has two small, brown triangles on his face, one on either side. There is a curly, brown and yellow woodcut design on the top of his head that vaguely resembles hair. Cogsworth's body is rectangular and sports a case containing a circular, gold pendulum inside it, visible through a glass window on his chest. A gold design just under his head resembles an ascot. His "arms" are actually the yellow, curled handles on the sides of the clock, and the four, short legs of the clock act as his feet. He walks by moving two of the legs at once.

Origin[edit]

Cogsworth is originally from the movie Beauty and the Beast. In the film, Cogsworth and the other castle's residents were turned into household objects (in Cogsworth's case, a mantel clock) by an enchantress as punishment for Prince Adam's cold heart. Many years later, Belle's father, Maurice, stumbles in the castle to escape wild wolves and while Lumiere and the other servants warmly welcomes him, Cogsworth vehemently opposed the idea of allowing a stranger into the castle due to their master's rules. However, the prince (now known as the Beast) discovers this and locks Maurice away in the dungeon while Cogsworth and the others sadly watch. When Belle comes to the castle in search for her father, Cogsworth and Lumiere was bickering over the event when they saw her come in. Belle exchanged herself as Beast's prisoner and later refuses to dine with him, but later journeys into the dining room where Cogsworth participates (unwillingly) in Lumiere's performance to entertain her.

Later, Cogsworth and Lumiere provide Belle with a tour of the castle, warning her that she is free to go anywhere but the West Wing. Throughout the rest of the film, Cogsworth and the other servants observe Beast and Belle's budding romance, giving them hope that the curse will be broken and they will revert back into humans. However, Beast releases Belle so she could go care for her sick father and Cogsworth was the first to hear of the news. He informs of the others, and became quite exasperated of the idea of Belle being the one to break the curse. When Gaston (the film's antagonist) storms the castle with angry villagers, Cogsworth and the others defend it. Once Beast and Belle confess their love for each other, the curse was broken and Lumiere and the castle's residents transform back into humans. At the ball that was being held to celebrate, Cogsworth and Lumiere got into another argument about who foretold the fact that Belle would break to spell first, which quickly escalates into a brawl.