While the “fuckboy” label has only existed for the past year or so, fuckboy behavior goes back centuries. Like, did Romeo really need to come into Juliet’s life and set fire to all of her most important relationships just so they could get married just so they could legally bone? Probs not. We here at Betches have explored many varieties of fuckboy who may have contributed to your subconcious desire to try and change them. (Fuckboys cannot be changed. They can only evolve into Fuckmen, run for President, and inexplicably win in spite of running against a much more qualified woman. This is called the “cycle of fuck” and it is currently ruining America. But that’s neither here nor there.) The worst of these are the Disney fuckboys, who weaseled their way into your brain at a very young and impressionable age to teach you that it is totally fine and not at all suspcious for a man you’ve barely met to tell you he loves you and kiss you while you’re sleeping. Like, if any of these dudes were transported into modern day, they’d never have time to marry a princess because they’d be too busy texting “U UP?” to anything with a pulse. While basically every male Disney character displays fuckboyish tendancies, the following 10 bros are the most responsible for the fact that you keep dating dudes who think Justin Bieber is an acceptable role model.
Gaston is such a fuckboy that it honestly feels like a cop-out to include him on the list. Like, he’s almost the TTH of being a douchebag, so much so that I don’t want to validate his efforts by including him on the list. Gaston is one of those dudes who always goes around bragging about how shitty he is to women, as if that’s a sign of anything other than the fact that he’s overcompensating for his micropenis. He only wants Belle because she’s hot and doesn’t want him, but you know he’s still texting all three of the blonde boob sisters on the side for validation. Gaston is literally every Tinder dude who called you a bitch after you didn’t respond to him for 5 minutes, and he hasn’t willingly read a book since that pickup artist manual.
2. The Genie
The Genie has all the marks of a traditional fuckboy: 1) he’s always shirtless, 2) he pretends like he can do anything, but when push comes to shove he can’t really do shit 3) he acts all fun and happy but he’s really deeply unhappy with the way his life is going. The Genie is all flash and no action. Like, sure he’s fun to hang out with, but at the end of the day he can’t make people fall in love or bring people back from the dead, and he’ll absolutely ghost you as soon as some other chick comes by and rubs his lamp the right way. Also, you can basically never go with him back to his place because it’s tiny and sucks ass.
3. Prince Eric
Prince Eric is so much of a fuckboy that when he meets a hot mute girl naked on the beach, he starts dating her, no questions asked. Dude clearly only has one priority when it comes to meeting a member of the opposite sex, and it’s not hearing her thoughts and opinions. Eric is a Prince, which means he’s rich and probably has not had a lot of people tell him “no” or “please don’t bring random homeless women who can’t speak into the castle” much in his life. Dude has no business ruling a country, let alone being a father, which is exactly why in The Little Mermaid II: Return To The Sea King Eric dips as soon as shit gets rough. Like, you seriously can’t even be bothered to help your wife find your daughter who is missing in the ocean? You’re really just gonna show up at the end to fight Ursula’s sister like you’ve been helping the whole time? Total fuckboy move.
^This looks like the smile of a fuckboy who’s planning his latest way to screw a woman over. Just saying.
4. Prince Ali
Aladdin is cool, but Prince Ali is a fucking scrub. You know, and I know, and especially Princess Jasmine knows, that any dude who rolls up looking this flashy for a first date is probably poor AF in real life. He just borrowed that elephant and clothes from his homie who has a real job, and as soon as you commit, he’ll be back to stealing from street vendors and sleeping in an abandoned building. And like, sure, he has a dope ride, but this dude is shady and a liar. You know Prince Ali’s online dating profile shaves like, 5-10 years off his age and says that he’s an “entrepreneur.” Stay away.
5. Flynn Rider
Flynn Rider is the type of fuckboy who really took the whole “he’s mean to you because he likes you” thing from elementary school waaaaayyy too seriously. Like, dude obviously had a boner for Rapunzel the moment he saw her, but he pretends to be all annoyed by her presence, as if he wouldn’t totally lose his shit if she rode off on an adventure with some other dude. He’s also very into illegal activities, meaning that dating him comes with an 80% chance of having to spend your whole paycheck on bailing him out of jail once a month. Yeah, he’s hot, but is his hotness worth finding out that he’s been running a drug cartel out of your living room when you’re at work? Def not.
Lumiere is the most DTF character in any Disney movie—potentially any movie—period. Any moment when Lumiere isn’t giving The Beast the most basic advice about how to hook up with Belle (Give her flowers! Be friendly! Let her eat!), he is low-key sexually harassing the feather duster. Like, I get that they’re both French and the feather duster appears to be down, but they are also at work. It’s not appropriate. Honestly, if their whole continued existence didn’t depend on her falling in love with The Beast, I’m fairly certain that Lumiere would have tried to slide up into Belle’s DMs. You can see it in his eyes during “Be Our Guest”. The entire time he’s thinking, “If this chick didn’t have to fall in love with my boss for me to get a functioning penis again, I would totally hit that.”
7. Prince Charming
Prince Charming is a fucking idiot. You spent all damn night dancing with Cinderella, and you’re gonna tell me you need a SHOE to figure out who she is? Why don’t you just have every woman in the kingdom text you a picture of their fucking FACE? Like, yeah Cinderella was all dressed up and shit for the ball but you should still be able to recognize her FACE. Like, is the implication here that if the shoe had fit one of the step sisters, he would have just married her, despite the fact that she looks and sounds nothing like the woman he spent all night dancing with? Prince Charming is clearly one of those dudes who just sees all women as a walking vagina. He asks no questions, and pays 0 attention to anything a woman says in his presence, which is why he couldn’t just approach these women individually and ask them literally any detail about the evening they spent together to confirm their identity.
Good Lord, where do I even start? Hans is one of the most dangerous varieties of fuckboy: the fuckboy who knows what he is doing. Most fuckboys do bad things because they did too many whippits in early high school and lack the brain capacity to understand their actions, but Hans is fucking smart. He knew exactly what he was doing by targeting Anna, clearly the stupider and the more desperate of the two sisters. Hans may have shown up to Arendelle to see if he could hit it with the new queen, but he took one look at Elsa’s “independent woman” vibe and knew there was no way he’d be able to get up to all his usual bullshit if she was his girl. That’s why he chose Anna—a girl so stupid she didn’t even realize that her older sister, aka the only friend she’s ever had in her life, has magical ice powers. Hans is the youngest of 13, meaning that he has a serious inferiority complex that you know he’s going to be bringing with him to any potential relationship. Dude is absolutely shady—possibly a sociopath—and will probably be trying to marry young, impressionable girls well into his 50s.
9. The Beast
Wow. A lot of Beauty And The Beast characters on here but, then again, Beauty and The Beast is a pretty troubling film. The Beast’s idea of “dating” involves trapping a woman in his house, asking her to dinner, and then screaming “IF SHE DOESN’T EAT WITH ME SHE’LL STARVE” when she says no. He’s absolutely the type of guy who flips out when you say that you want to use a condom, and blows your phone up with angry messages when you give him the courtesy of saying you’re not feeling it after he pays for your dinner, but only after he makes a 20-minute production about it, on one date.
10. Mickey Mouse
Mickey Mouse is the OG Disney fuckboy masquerading as a nice guy. First off, he and Minnie have been dating for over 88 years, and yet they’ve never had a public wedding ceremony. And sure, Walt Disney says they’re married “in their private life,” but why not publicly? Seems like Mickey is trying to maintain a single image, in case some other hot young mousette comes along. That’s why he never wears his wedding ring. He’s keeping all his options open. Eventually, Minnie will get wise to this strategy and leave him, only to return a few years later with a Harvard Law student who says that he and Minnie had a common law marriage, which heretofore entitles her to equitable division of assets and that Minnie is granted full canine property rights and is taking Pluto, dumbass.
Honorable Mention: Walt Disney
Walt Disney was less of a “fuckboy” and more of a “racist lunatic who refused to hire women,” but it was his twisted brain that gave us all of the Disney related relationship/emotional/body confidence issues that plague us to this day. IDK if “props” are neceassirly in order here, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t at least recognize his considerable contributions to fuckboy culture.