Wardrobe

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Wardrobe

Wardrobe KHII.png


Katakana ワードローブ Other Emblem.png
Rōmaji Wādorōbu
Voice actors (Ja:) Takako Kondo
(En:) Jo Anne Worley
Homeworld Beast's Castle
Origin Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Games Kingdom Hearts II
Kingdom Hearts χ
Wardrobe

Kingdom Hearts II
Beauty and the Beast (1991)

The castle's lady's maid. She became a wardrobe when an enchantress put a spell on the castle.

The Wardrobe is a character originating from Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Appearing in Beast's Castle in Kingdom Hearts II, her role is considerably smaller than in the film. Once the castle's lady's maid, she has grown to like the form the enchantress's spell imprisoned her in, yet she still desires to become human again like the other residents of the castle.

Story[edit]

Kingdom Hearts II[edit]

The Wardrobe first appears blocking the entrance to the Undercroft, sleeping heavily and preventing Sora from entering. She then has to be pushed out of the way, after which she becomes the first to tell Sora and his friends Donald and Goofy about a spell that had been placed on the castle by an enchantress long ago. She informs Sora that the spell had transformed the castle servants into household objects and the prince of the castle into a hideous beast. She refuses to say anymore at this point. The Wardrobe then proceeds to beg Sora to help her fellow servants, who are being held in the dungeon, and promises to reveal more of the story of the spell upon his return. She does so, returning to Belle's room, where she would stay from then on, soon after.

During Sora's second visit to Beast's Castle, the Wardrobe aids Belle as she prepares for her evening with the Beast.

Personality[edit]

Based on her small role in Kingdom Hearts II, the Wardrobe comes across as a very stubborn, almost rude character. Despite this, she cares for the other servants and wishes all goes well between Belle and the Beast. She doesn't care what form she's in, but like the other servants, one of her dreams is to be human again. The Wardrobe's personality is a bit gentler in the Disney film, still supportive of Belle and the Beast, but having more of a desire to be human than in Kingdom Hearts II.

Appearance[edit]

The curse on the castle had the effect of changing the maid into a pale pink wardrobe. She has a rectangular nose, rosy cheeks, and wears lilac eyeliner, as well as what seems to be a chartreuse, floral broach just under her chin. A woodcut pattern on the top of her head resembles hair, and there is a gold band around the top of her head, along with a gold oval on the top of her "hair".

Her chartreuse doors seem to act as her arms, and her curved, gold handles create the outline of a heart. When the doors are open, it is shown that she has five pink shelves with gold handles lining the right half of the interior, and a brown rod across the top of the left half for hanging clothes. She has two more shelves just under the doors, and she has four short legs.

Origin[edit]

The Wardrobe originates from the Disney's film Beauty and the Beast. She, like the other residents in the castle, was turned into household objects by an enchantress as punishment for Prince Adam's cold heart. On Belle's first night at the castle, Wardrobe comforts her along with Mrs. Potts after the Beast sends Belle's father, Maurice, away without letting them say goodbye. On the night that Belle was suppose to have dinner with their master, the Wardrobe picks out a dress for Belle to wear, but becomes aghast when she reuses to go. After a fight between Belle and her master, Wardrobe encourages Belle to get to know the Beast better. Later when Gaston (the film's antagonist) storms the castle with other angry villagers, Wardrobe and the other servants defend the castle. After Beast and Belle confess their love for each other, the curse on Warbdrobe and the other castle's residents was broken and a ball was held to celebrate.

Trivia[edit]

  • According the stage adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, the Wardrobe's real name is Madame de la Grande Bouche, which is French for "Lady of the Big Mouth".[1]

References[edit]

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