|Movies||Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas|
|Television Programs|| Unknown
|Other names|| Maestro Forte
Big old windbag
|Personality||Evil, manipulative, sarcastic, paranoid, gloomy, sardonic, deceptive, maniacal|
|Goal|| To stay a pipe organ
To kill the Beast and Belle (eventually)
|Allies||Beast (formerly), Fife (formerly)|
|Enemies||His ex-boss Beast, Belle, Fife, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, Beast's servants|
|Likes||Being a pipe organ, feeling superior, sadness (especially sad music)|
|Dislikes||Beast and Belle's love, the idea of returning to his previous life, happiness (especially happy music), being bolted to a wall, Christmas|
|Quotes|| "Well, I think I might. I'll just pick myself up and... Oh! What's this? Heavens look. I'm BOLTED TO THE WALL!!"
"Heavens. Master. You're not singing"!
Maestro Forte is the main antagonist of Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas. He was the castle's former music conductor. When the Enchantress put the spell on the Beast, Forte was turned into a pipe organ. In this form, Forte found himself more useful to his master as a composer. Forte was willing to do everything in his power to stay in that form. Forte became jealous of Belle.
Forte's name is derived from the Italian word for "loud," being also a term used in musical scales indicating loud, heavy playing. It is also the Portuguese word for "strong."
Forte was originally intended to be a character named Avenant. Although Avenant was the villain of the 1946 French film, this incarnation of Avenant would have been portrayed as Gaston's younger brother and the villain of a possible sequel to the 1991 film. His goal would be to ruin the lives of Belle and the Prince and then possibly kill them both, and although his plan would work partially, the truth would have been uncovered and it would lead to Avenant's demise at the Prince's hands.
Although this portrayal was scrapped in favor of a midquel, several of Avenant's characteristics were incorporated into Forte, who desired to remain in organ form forever, despite doing so would ruin Belle and the Beast's lives, and his plan to drive them apart almost worked, but was ultimately foiled by Beast. In addition, the concept of a relative of the main villain from the original film wanting revenge would later be reused with Nasira in Nasira's Revenge and Morgana in The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea.