Please… never change…
Yep! Since the daughter isn’t static and ‘pure of heart’ or whatever, the reason the beast and the Sorcerer took you is not the same as the original tale. It’s one of the first things I had to nix for the game adaption.
That said, there is a reason. It’s been… slightly hinted at.
Yeah, no purity. It’s just a social construct-- I don’t think it’s really a thing, so much as an idea, like justice or evil. My rule is that if there isn’t a set definition of something then it doesn’t really ‘exist’. Also, I’m pretty sure Sansa is a deconstruction of the purity mythos (it’s why she’s my favorite).
La belle et la bête is a pretty old story in France, true-- from the 1700’s I believe? But since it’s such a simple story it has roots in lots of different places. My favorite old version, which I’ve actually stolen quite a lot from, is the Cupid and Psyche myth. There’s like a million though, from all over the world.
In a way, they both did.
Shhhh, he’s not the worst. He tries not to be a jerkface. I mean, he utterly fails of course… but he does try.