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Death, also known as the Countess, is the main antagonist of the book Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book. She is the living personification of death and the sister of Love, with whom she is constantly waging bets.

Background

Physical appearance

Death takes the form of a woman, human-like in appearance with pale, porcelain skin, blood red lips and long dark hair. Like her sister, she has green eyes. In all her forms and guises, whether it be Death or the Countess, she always dresses in black clothing with black jewelry. Her perfume is myrrh, a scent used to anoint the dead. When angered, her nails curve to resemble talons.

Powers and abilities

Death is a very powerful being and a force to be reckoned with. She is immortal and will exist as long as things die, rot and decay. Time is meaningless to her as she remains in a state of eternal youth.

Death possesses vast magical powers. She created the enchanted book, Nevermore which acted as a gateway from the Beast's castle to her domain. Death is a master of illusion. She can enchant a painted backdrop and a dying, withered land to become a beautiful estate, turn ruined shacks into a chateau and a summer house, vultures into human servants, make strings invisible and even change a piece of land into a vast illusion of Paris. Her illusions have substance and can distort one's sense of taste, time and touch. However, the illusions have their limits. The glamoured puppets still felt as cold as a bloodless body and needed their strings to move while the lions remained as heavy as a stone statue.

Death can bring life to objects, specifically artificial representatives of life like stone lions and hounds, automatons, puppets, and marionettes. Depending on the amount of magic she used on these objects, some will gain their own personalities and the ability to act independently. Most, like the hounds and people, were created only to serve the Countess and act as backgrounders in the illusion but Henri and Otto were given more in order to act as real people. Otto even gained a heart, mind and a will of his own.

Despite all her power, Death cannot take someone before their time nor can she kill someone. However, if someone were to enter her domain, that would be a different story.


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Media
Films: Beauty and the BeastThe Enchanted ChristmasBelle's Magical WorldBeauty and the Beast (2017 film)Video

Television: Sing Me a Story with BelleBelle's Tales of FriendshipA Poem Is...
Books: The Beast Within: A Tale of Beauty's PrinceThe New Adventures of Beauty and the BeastWinter WonderlandTime Flies!Sittin' Pretty!Tale as Old as Time: The Art and Making of Beauty and the BeastClassic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingGolden Look-Look BookGolden Sight 'n' Sound BookLittle Golden BookDisney Princess BeginningsAs Old as Time (A Twisted Tale)
Marvel Comics: A Chance For RomanceWardrobe's Big SurpriseThe Wishful WalkAlmost Amour!Lyrical Love Part 1 and 2Dove Tales Part 1 and 2A Masterpiece for the MasterDeck the Halls for Belle with HollyBelle, Book and CastleBound to SurpriseThe Dessert Disaster
Video Games: Beauty and the Beast (video game)Belle's QuestRoar of the BeastA Board Game AdventureDisney InfinityDisney Infinity: 2.0 EditionKingdom Hearts IIKingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Kingdom Hearts χ Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ/Union χ Disney Enchanted Tales Disney Emoji Blitz Disney Crossy Road Disney Heroes: Battle Mode
Music: Beauty and the Beast (soundtrack)Beauty and the Beast (2017 soundtrack)The Legacy Collection

Disney Parks
Animated film: Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the BeastDisney Animation BuildingDisney Friends of the MonthFairy Tale ForestLe Pays des Contes de FéesMickey's PhilharMagicPrincess PavilionVoyage to the Crystal Grotto

Live action: Disney Movie MagicDisney Illuminations
Entertainment: A Table is WaitingBeauty and the Beast Live on StageCinderella's Surprise CelebrationCinderellabration: Lights of RomanceDisney's BelieveDisney's Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicEnchanted Tales with BelleFantasmic!Feel the MagicMickey's Magical CelebrationMickey and the MagicianRoyal Princess Music CelebrationRoyal TheatreThe Golden Mickeys
Restaurants: Be Our Guest RestaurantGaston's TavernMaurice’s Treats Snack CartRed Rose Taverne
Shops: Bonjour! Village Gifts
Parade: Celebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnDisney's Magical Moments ParadeDisney Stars on ParadeDreaming Up!Festival of Fantasy ParadeFlights of Fantasy ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeJubilation!Mickey's Rainy Day ExpressMove It! Shake It! Dance and Play It! Street PartyMickey's Soundsational ParadeMickey's WaterWorksPaint The Night ParadeThe Wonderful World of Disney ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLightsWalt Disney's Parade of Dreams
Firework: Celebrate! Tokyo DisneylandDisney Dreams!Disney in the StarsMagic, Music and MayhemThe Magic, the Memories and YouMagicalOnce Upon a TimeWishesWorld of Color
Halloween: It's Good To Be Bad With The Disney VillainsMaze of Madness: The Nightmare Experiment ContinuesThe Disney Villains Halloween Showtime
Christmas: Disney Christmas Stories

Characters
Original: BelleBeastLumièreCogsworthMrs. PottsChipChip's siblingsChef BoucheVillagersMauricePhilippeGastonLeFouBimbettesSultanWardrobeFifiEnchantressMonsieur D'ArqueWolvesMusic BoxCoat RackGaston's buddiesThe BooksellerPierrePalanquin

Enchanted Christmas: AngeliqueForteFife
Belle's Magical World: WebsterCraneLe PlumeWitherspoonChandeleria
Deleted Characters: ClariceMargueriteBelle's sistersBelle's suitorsBelle's mother
Sing Me a Story with Belle: HarmonyBig BookLewis and Carol
Book Characters: Countess de la PerleThunderLoveDeath
Remake: CadenzaJean PottsThe KingThe Queen

Songs
Original: PrologueBelleGastonBe Our GuestSomething ThereHuman AgainBeauty and the BeastThe Mob Song

Broadway: No Matter WhatMeHomeHow Long Must This Go On?If I Can't Love HerMaison Des LunesA Change in Me
Enchanted Christmas: StoriesAs Long As There's ChristmasDon't Fall in LoveA Cut Above the Rest
Belle's Magical World: A Little ThoughtListen With Our Hearts
Live-Action Film: AriaHow Does A Moment Last ForeverDays in the SunEvermore

Locations
Beast's CastleLibraryBelle's CottageVillageBallroomThe Black ForestTavernThe West WingBelle's Room
Objects
The Enchanted RoseEnchanted MirrorMaurice's Machine
See Also
Beauty and the Beast (musical)Beauty and the Beast Jr.Disney RenaissanceOriginal Screenplay