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King Adam (also known as Beast) is a major character in Descendants. He is one of the heroes, and he is also the father of Ben and the husband of Belle. He is portrayed by Dan Payne.

Role in the Film

At the beginning of the story, his son decides to allow the children of some of the worst villains (namely Maleficent, the Evil QueenJafar and Cruella De Vil) to be transferred from the Isle of the Lost to Auradon. King Beast is initially furious with the idea, but Ben convinces him that the sins of the parents should not be passed on to their children as well. He is dismayed when Ben introduces Mal, the daughter of Maleficent, as his new girlfriend to his parents, and even more so when a fight erupts that results in Chad Charming being put under a temporary sleeping spell.

On Ben's Coronation Day, the Beast passes his crown to his son and thereon his throne. He witnesses the return of Maleficent and also Mal and her friends' heroic deed by defeating her, resulting them all on Auradon's good graces.


  • A shapeshifting statue of him as beast to man is in front of the school to symbolize that anyone can change their future.
  • He married Belle at 28 years old.
  • He and Belle have yet to appear in Descendants: Wicked World.


Descendants Wikia has a collection of images and media related to King Adam which can be found at King Adam/Gallery.

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