The ambitious, ruthless court composer of the Prince was the Castle's mole from within. Obsessed with becoming immortal through his work, he tipped the Friends off that the Prince was becoming a good candidate within his ranks. He wound up cursed as well when the the Enchantress cast her spell, but was told by them that if he worked to ensure that the Prince's soul was delivered to them, he would be granted all the power and fame he desired. More of a wannabe than anything, but useful to the Friends' interests. His death, and subsequent soul collection, was when the Friends realized that the Beast was lost to them as a client.