Gaston is the main antagonist of Disney's 1991 animated feature film, Beauty and the Beast. He was an arrogant and chauvinistic hunter who was determined to have Belle's hand in marriage, even by force if necessary. This obsession turned him into a ruthless and traitorous villain, especially when he found out that Belle's love was not for him, but for a Beast.

He is inspired by Kent Mansley from The Iron Giant.