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|“||Well, I didn't call. Must have been Beauty. She's been... surprising me a lot lately. So have you, Bigby. Yet, with all the sneaking around and secrets, somehow, I'm still the bad guy in this. I've had to hear about it all night long from her.||”|
— Beast criticizing Bigby for keeping secrets to Beauty. (Determinant)
Lord Beast, also known as Beast, is a main character and the husband of Beauty in The Wolf Among Us. One of Bigby's first decisions is whether to tell him about Beauty sneaking off in the middle of the night. He loves his wife dearly and often worries about her. Beast also has an entry within the Book of Fables.
|“||Bigby! Hey! Wait up. Have you seen my wife? Have you seen Beauty? So have you?||”|
— Beast asking Bigby if he saw Beauty.
Beast first appear on the groundfloor in the Woodland apartments. As he walks by, he notices Bigby in the elevator. He quickly stops the elevator and asked Bigby if he has seen Beauty. The Sheriff can either lie, stay out of it or tell him he has seen her. Either way, Beast then leaves the building to search for her.
He appeared later during the end of the episode running back to the Woodlands, only to be stopped by the mundy police.
|“||BASTARD! I guess I finally see you for who you are!||”|
— Beast enraged over seeing Bigby's "assistance" from Beauty.
Beast appears at the very late part of the episode. His searching for his wife led him to the Open Arms Hotel. When he arrived, he found Bigby and Beauty near the door room to 207. Mistakenly believing that Beauty was cheating on him with Bigby, Beast quickly lost his temper and saying that he "finally sees him for who he is", began assaulting Bigby, despite his wife's desparate plea that it was a misunderstanding. The fight result in either one of them crashing through room 207. He quickly calmed down when he notices the blood of the murder that took place in the room, and was horrified to see the scene.
After the misunderstanding has been cleared, Bigby ordered him to guard the stairs which he did right after Beauty promised that she will explain everything.
|“||I was just at the Trip Trap, and I heard Gren telling some folks about a funeral at the Buckingham Bridge. Bigby: When? Beast: Right now. They were on their way out.||”|
— Beast telling Bigby about Lily's funeral taking place.
Since this episode starts right where Episode 2 left off, Beast is still keeping people out of room 207 at The Open Arms. He is confused when Bigby storms out of the building angrily. He lets slip that he has just come from the Trip Trap, causing Beauty to get angry at him because he'd allegedly been drinking. He tells Bigby to find Snow at the Buckingham Bridge and Bigby leaves to go find her.
|“||I'm sure you'll do the right thing.||”|
Beast is first brought up when Snow reports to Bigby that Beauty's house called her since they might have information on the case. Bigby arrives to find the two, with Beast agitated, speaking with one another. Eventually, Bigby deduces that they went to the Crooked Man for financial help. The mood of the conversation depends on the player's choices.
|“||Yeah, you make one mistake, and Bigby's gonna rip your head off?||”|
— Beast showing doubt in the government if Bigby brings The Crooked Man's corpse to trial. (Determinant)
Beast appears in the scene after Bigby either kills the Crooked Man or brings him in to stand trial (this scene is dramatically different depending on whether or not Bigby shows up with his corpse or with him in handcuffs). He will openly take a stand against Bigby if Bigby killed him, remarking that his actions are too far. If Bigby brings The Crooked Man to trial and chooses to imprison him rather than throw him down the Witching Well, Beast will approve of Bigby's choice, assuring him that he is doing the right thing. Alternatively, if Bigby decides to tear off The Crooked Man's head, then he will watch in fear and embrace his horrified wife in distress. What happens to him and his wife afterwards in unknown.
Powers and Abilities
Beast, like Bigby has the ability to transform into his true form without the use of a glamour. However, unlike Bigby, his beast form is more human than beast in appearance. In his beast form he grows horns, sharp claws, pointy ears, demonic eyes, and hairier arms.
He is shown to be quite strong as he is able to toss Bigby through a door and against a wall with ease (Determinant) and rip a steam pipe from the wall with little difficulty. Using the pipe, he was able to pin Bigby against the wall with it, despite the wolf having entered his half werewolf form, and is able to strangle him with the pipe if Bigby doesn't fight back. (Determinant) He is also shown to have endurance to injuries as shown when he was stabbed in the eyes by Bigby but his eyes managed to stay intact. His endurance isn't as good when pinned to the floor and beaten by Bigby (Determinant) as he took much longer to get back on his feet than Bigby does, even though he hit Bigby last with a glass bottle.
|“||Snow's right. This is...disgusting!||”|
Like Beauty, Beast is almost always mature, pragmatic, polite, and friendly. He is truly dedicated to his wife, as his remarks in In Sheep's Clothing demonstrate (even determined to have her not needing to work). However, he is overprotective of Beauty, as seen by when he preemptively attacked Bigby because he saw them together at the Open Arms Hotel. However, most of the time, he remains mature and collected, though that doesn't mean that he is afraid to speak his mind, as he often stood up for his wife, and spoke up against Bigby if he killed The Crooked Man, as shown in the quote above. He is willing to do whatever it takes to protect his wife, even he has to be violent or destructive to do so, though he doesn't prefer using it.
Book of Fables Entry
"Beast and his wife, Beauty, left everything behind when they escaped the Homelands in the Exodus. Without his former wealth, Beast must pick up extra work to make ends meet. He is able to get around Fabletown without a glamour most of the time, but if Beauty gets too angry with him he becomes more beastly by the minute, growing horns and large teeth. Despite the occasional bickering, the two are truly in love and have the longest lasting relationship of anyone in Fabletown."
- Beast is voiced by Gavin Hammon, who also plays, Dee, Dum, and the Magic Mirror, as well as Kenny in Telltale Games' The Walking Dead.
- In the first episode, you can see a picture of Beast while investigating the Trip Trap Bar, confirming that he is a customer there.
- Beast along with Bigby Wolf, Snow White, Beauty, Tweedledee (Determinant), and Tiny Tim are the only characters to appear in all episodes of The Wolf Among Us.
- Beast along with Bigby, are the only Fables that are able to transform between their human and true forms at will, without the use of glamour.
- Despite his full name being Lord Beast, due to his royal past, he is never referred to as Lord, and is ony called Beast throughout the game.