The synopsis of the callous Judge Claude Frollo from the 1996 Oscar nominated Disney film The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Prologue

Judge Claude Frollo longs to purge the world of vice and sin. And he saw corruption everywhere except within.
~ Clopin (the narrator) on Judge Claude Frollo.

Not much is known about his past nor earlier life, though Frollo resides in Paris, France, where he initially serves as a court judge. A deeply religious man, Frollo abuses his position to inflict great suffering upon the Romani population (or gypsies as he addresses them), believing them to "live outside the natural order" and engage in "heathen" behavior, as well as "inflame the people's lowest instincts". For this reason, many Romani citizens (if not all of them) held a great fear of the tyrannical judge who always singled them out whenever crime took place (regardless of whether they're guilty or not).

Frollo uncovers Quasimodo

One winter's night, a group of Romani travelers attempt to enter Paris in secret, only to be stopped by Frollo and his soldiers. When one of the travelers (a woman carrying a bundle) attempts to flee, Frollo, thinking her to be hiding stolen goods, chases her through the streets of Paris. The woman arrives at Notre Dame and tries to gain sanctuary in the church, but Frollo catches up to her. As he wrestles the bundle from her, he kicks her in the abdomen, causing her to fall head-first on the front steps of the church and die instantly.

“Even this foul creature may prove one day to be... of use to me.”

Frollo eventually finds out the bundle actually carries the woman's hideously deformed baby son, whom he attempts to throw down a well, believing him to be an "unholy demon" due to his deformities and that doing so would "send it back to Hell where it belongs". However, he is stopped by the Archdeacon of Notre Dame, who berates him for murdering an innocent woman on consecrated ground. Though Frollo defends his actions regarding the death of the woman and his attempt to drown the child, the Archdeacon tells him that even though he could hide his crimes from the public and lie to himself about his justifications, he could never hide his crimes from the eyes of the Virgin Mary (Notre Dame being French for "Our Lady.") As the Archdeacon goes to give the dead woman a proper burial, he tells Frollo to adopt the baby and raise him as his own son in order to atone for his actions.

Fearing damnation, Frollo begrudgingly accepts and names the baby Quasimodo ("half-formed"). He keeps him out of the people's attention in the cathedral towers, as he believes that the child may have some future use for him as he intends to make his goals a reality. As Quasimodo grows up, Frollo regularly visited him and put his corrupted beliefs in the latter's mind as well persuading him to never venture outside to avoid the hatred of the world, which he describes as cruel and unforgiving for deformed people. It is also shown that he lied to Quasimodo about the fate of his mother, telling him she never loved him and abandoned him which caused him to take him in. The abuse continued for 20 years with Frollo going out of his way to shame him for being deformed. In spite of this, Quasimodo desires to venture outside the cathedral one day, hoping that people will accept him as one of their own in spite of his deformities.

20 Years Later

Frollo reminds Quasimodo to stay at the bell tower always.

Good morning, Quasimodo.
~ Frollo greets Quasimodo.

20 years later, Quasimodo has become the bellringer of the cathedral, and Frollo has risen to become Minister of Justice, and has almost complete control over Paris' affairs while King Louis XI is away at war. When doing his usual lesson with Quasimodo, Frollo is infuriated to learn that Quasimodo is interested in attending the annual Festival of Fools. He refuses to let Quasimodo attend, as it goes against his edict that Quasimodo never leave the bell tower under any circumstances. He also admits that even though he is required to attend the festival due to his status as a public official, he doesn't enjoy it at all and in fact utterly loathes the concept of the Festival of Fools, describing it as "the dregs of humankind all mixed together in a shallow, drunken stupor." He convinces Quasimodo to forsake his desire to attend the festival to avoid the harrowing judgments that the rest of Paris supposedly has for people who are deformed.

Frollo discussing his plans about what to do with the gypsies

At the Palace of Justice, Frollo had his previous Captain of the Guards tortured by Pierrat Torturue, believing him to be a 'disappointment'. He then recruits a renowned soldier and war hero Phoebus to serve as his new captain of the guards and join him in his campaign against the Romani populace. Frollo also stated that the Romani people have a hideout known as the Court of Miracles, which he has been searching for 20 years to no avail. Though Phoebus is skeptical about the Romani being an actual threat and appalled by the way Frollo punishes his men for failure, he agrees to help Frollo.

While attending the festival, Frollo discovers a Romani dancer named Esmeralda, who both attracts and disgusts him with her beauty. Shortly afterwards, Quasimodo is revealed to have changed his mind about attending the festival and has secretly joined the festivities, but his cover is ultimately blown when he is nominated to become King of Fools (an award given to the person with the "ugliest face in Paris") and the others figure out that he is the hidden bell-ringer. Frollo is clearly infuriated that Quasimodo has disobeyed him, and is even more so when he is ultimately crowned King of Fools.

In the midst of the cheers for Quasimodo, the Brutish Captain and Oafish Guard throws a tomato at Quasimodo, causing several more soldiers to incite the rest of the crowd to start throwing food at him as well. Several others tie him down, and the crowd continues throwing food at him, cruelly laughing at him and mocking him. Quasimodo begs Frollo for help, but a displeased Frollo allows the torment to continue to punish him for his disobedience, even refusing to allow Phoebus to put a stop to the torment.

Esmeralda then comes to Quasimodo's aid by cutting him loose, despite Frollo forbidding her. She berates the judge for tormenting the innocents he is supposed to protect. Frollo fails in silencing her and vows that she will pay for defying him. Esmeralda defies him once again when she proclaims that Frollo is the real King of Fools and throws Quasimodo's crown at his feet.

Frollo orders Esmeralda to be arrested, but she is able to evade his guards at the Festival with magic tricks, which Frollo describes as "witchcraft." Frollo is left humiliated by his and his guards' inability to capture her. He then glares angrily at Quasimodo, who apologizes for disobeying him and vowing not to do so again, before returning to Notre Dame.

Esmeralda is only able to escape Frollo's wrath by sneaking into Notre Dame, where she is beyond Frollo's reach due to the divine right of sanctuary. However, Phoebus is able to follow her in, but she stands up to him and fights him to a draw, earning his respect. Frollo barges into the cathedral and demands that Phoebus take her into custody, but Phoebus claims sanctuary for Esmeralda on her behalf. Frollo demands that Esmeralda be "dragged outside", but the Archdeacon arrives to defend her and reminds Frollo to respect the sanctity of the church. An angered Frollo then orders his guards to leave, but he himself hides behind a pillar.

Hunting Esmeralda

Frollo holds and taunts Esmeralda.

You think you've outwitted me. But I'm a patient man. And gypsies don't do well inside stone walls. (Esmeralda: What are you doing?) I was just imagining a rope around that beautiful neck. (Esmeralda: I knew what you were imagining!) Such a clever witch. So typical of your kind to twist the truth to cloud the mind with unholy thoughts. Well, no matter. You've chosen a magnificent prison, but it is a prison nonetheless. Set one foot outside, and you're mine!
~ Frollo obsessing with Esmeralda.

While the Archdeacon peacefully escorts Phoebus out of the cathedral, Frollo comes up behind Esmeralda and grabs her, threatening her by saying that 'gypsies' don't do well inside stone walls. He then proceeds to sniff her hair inappropriately and gropes her neck. Esmeralda is utterly disgusted and shoves Frollo away. He then accuses Esmeralda of "clouding [his] mind with unholy thoughts." As he leaves the cathedral, Frollo taunts Esmeralda that he's placing her under house arrest and he would have her arrested the second if she steps outside of the church. He then posts guards at every entrance, effectively trapping Esmeralda inside Notre Dame.

Frollo Continues his Plans

Frollo singing his song Hellfire.

I feel her, I see her, the sun caught in her raven hair, is blazing in me out of all control… like fire! Hellfire! This fire in my skin. This burning desire is turning me to sin!
~ Frollo confessing his lust for Esmeralda, during Hellfire.

That night at the Palace of Justice, Frollo is disturbed by his attraction and lust for Esmeralda. Despite this, he is against God, shifting the blame of his crimes on others (including God and the Devil) and coming to the conclusion that Esmeralda must have put a spell on him to damn his soul, and that his desires for her were not his fault at all. He resolves to either have Esmeralda for himself or kill her if she refuses (which he expresses in the song "Hellfire"). Unbeknownst to Frollo, Quasimodo has helped Esmeralda escape the cathedral in gratitude for her rescue of him during the Festival of Fools, as well as feelings of love towards her.

Frollo burns the mill

Upon learning that Esmeralda has escaped, Frollo furiously declares that he will hunt her down even if he has to burn down all of Paris. The next day, he leads his men in a ruthless manhunt for Esmeralda, raiding portions of the city and capturing more Romani citizens. Frollo offers bribes of silver to the captured Romani in exchange for the location of Esmeralda, but they refuse out of complete disgust, and Frollo has them imprisoned, much to Phoebus' disgust.

Frollo later arrives at the home of a miller and his family and accuses them of harbouring Romani travelers in his home when he discovers a gypsy talisman on the miller's property. The miller protests for his family's innocence in the whole affair and begs mercy from Frollo, who refuses to listen and places the miller and his family under house arrest. He then orders Phoebus to burn down the mill with the family still inside, simply to make examples of the "traitors." Appalled that Frollo wanted to murder an entire family of innocent people, Phoebus furiously defies the order, inciting an annoyed Frollo to set the mill ablaze himself. Horrified, Phoebus goes into the burning building and lets the family escape to safety, only to be knocked out by the Brutish Guard.

Frollo then orders Phoebus to be executed for his insubordination, but before Phoebus can be killed, a disguised Esmeralda (having witnessed the event) throws a rock at Frollo's horse, causing the horse to throw Frollo off. This distracts Frollo's men long enough for Phoebus to steal the horse and ride away, prompting an angry Frollo to order his guards to kill Phoebus. Eventually, one of the guards managed to pierce Phoebus in the back near his heart with an arrow, sending him to fall into a river, much to Esmeralda's shock. Leaving Phoebus for dead, Frollo appoints the Brutish Guard as his new Captain of the Guards and resumes the search for Esmeralda. Unbeknownst to Frollo and his men, Esmeralda was able to rescue Phoebus and secretly brings him back to Notre Dame where she and Quasimodo help nurse him back to health.

As night falls, Frollo's hunt has left Paris burning and in ruins, with Esmeralda still nowhere to be found and the deaths of hundreds, if not thousands of people. Frollo is at a loss to explain how Esmeralda could have possibly escaped Notre Dame when he had it completely surrounded. He then deduces to the accurate conclusion that the only way she could have escaped without alerting his guards would be if Quasimodo helped her.

Frollo ranting at Quasimodo about Esmeralda.

With that in mind, Frollo paid an unannounced visit to Quasimodo, and though at first, Frollo appears to be visiting him as he normally does. However, he furiously reveals that he is aware that Quasimodo helped Esmeralda escape. Though Quasimodo protests that he was only repaying the girl for her genuine kindness to him, Frollo angrily rages at him, claiming that her kindness was "cunning" and that Romani people are not capable of love. However, Frollo calms down and concedes that Quasimodo could never stand a chance against Esmeralda's "heathen treachery" and promised to free him from her "evil spell" by claiming that he had discovered the Court of Miracles, and at dawn, he will attack it with a thousand men.

Using a gypsy necklace that Esmeralda gave to him earlier that details the location of the Court, Quasimodo and a recovered Phoebus tracked down the Court in the old catacombs underneath the city's graveyard, where they warned Esmeralda and the Romani citizens of the judge's impending attack and that they need to leave the city immediately to avoid Frollo's wrath. Unfortunately, Frollo and his soldiers followed them in secret and laid siege to the Court, arresting all the Romani people (including Phoebus and Esmeralda). Frollo then admitted that he deliberately lied to Quasimodo and that the supposed attack was nothing more than a ruse to mislead Quasimodo into leading him to the Court, mocking Quasimodo of 'finally being of use' to him. Having succeeded in his goals in capturing Esmeralda and tracking down the Court of Miracles, Frollo declares to the Romani people that he will personally oversee their public execution at the town square; he even plans to do the same to Phoebus in order to 'remedy his revival from the dead'. As the guards take the Romani people into custody, Quasimodo begs Frollo to spare them, but his pleas fall silent as Frollo has him chained up back in the bell tower to prevent him from leaving again.

Final Battle

Frollo attempts to burn Esmeralda to her death

The prisoner Esmeralda has been found guilty of the crime of witchcraft. The sentence: death! The time has come, Gypsy. You stand upon the brink of the abyss. Yet, even now, it is not too late. I can save you from the flames of this world and the next. Choose me or the fire.
~ Frollo attempts to lure Esmeralda to him before she spits on his face.

Having succeeded in rounding up the entire Romani population, Frollo gets them all (including Phoebus and Esmeralda) locked up in cages as he intends to execute them all (with the help from his executioner Henriet Cousin) in the town square. Both the Archdeacon and the townspeople angrily protested at this and demanded the Romani to be released, but Frollo gets his soldiers to hold them off. As Frollo finishes his preparations in tying up Esmeralda (as his first victim) at the stake, he offers her a final ultimatum: he will pardon her and allow her to walk away alive, but only if she becomes his mistress. Esmeralda angrily refuses by defiantly spitting in the judge's face, and Frollo begins the process of condemning her and setting the stake on fire, much to the citizens' horror and outrage. Though it would've seemed that Frollo is about to get away with his actions as he smiles wickedly while watching the flames surround Esmeralda, an outraged Quasimodo frees himself from his chains and swings into the courtyard to rescue Esmeralda from the burning stake. Quasimodo then swings back to the cathedral, loudly declaring sanctuary for Esmeralda before hiding her in a chamber for safety, much to the delight of the Romani people and the citizens (including Phoebus and the Archdeacon).

Frollo losing what is left of his sanity following his failed attempt to execute Esmeralda

Enraged that Quasimodo has interfered yet again, Frollo finally loses what remains of his sanity and orders his men to attack the cathedral by force, telling them to grab a wooden beam (which Quasimodo previously threw to crush Frollo's carriage) and use it to break down the door. In the chaos, Phoebus is able to free himself and rallies the citizens of Paris to free the Romani people and fight back against Frollo and his soldiers. As such, Phoebus, the Romani people and the citizens engage into a fully-fledged battle against Frollo's soldiers while Quasimodo and his gargoyle friends take charge of the defense of Notre Dame itself and are able to prevent quite a few soldiers from entering the church. Eventually, Quasimodo and the gargoyles resort to pouring hot vats of molten copper down into the courtyard to stop the soldiers' advance. The molten copper completely surrounds Notre Dame and is successful in warding off Frollo's soldiers, but Frollo is able to cut a small entrance into the door with his sword, large enough for him to get in.

The Archdeacon attempting to stop Frollo

As Frollo heads towards the staircase to the bell tower, the arriving Archdeacon (being aware of what happened) confronts him for going insane with power and attacking the church. Declaring this to be the last straw, the Archdeacon furiously states that he won't tolerate Frollo's actions anymore, implying that he will report Frollo to King Louis XI and have him arrested and/or executed for his crimes. However, Frollo furiously shoves the Archdeacon out of the way and locks him out of the tower, telling that he himself and Quasimodo have "unfinished business to attend to", and that the Archdeacon will not interfere this time.

Though Quasimodo is initially celebrating the victory against Frollo and his soldiers, Esmeralda has fallen unconscious because of smoke inhalation, and Quasimodo's attempts to revive her are not successful. Frollo finds Quasimodo sobbing over Esmeralda, believing her to be dead. Frollo appears to assert his guilt, vindicating his actions by stating he was simply doing his duty and says that it's time to end Quasimodo's suffering forever. However, Quasimodo notices Frollo's shadow raising a dagger, clearly intending to kill him. With that in mind, Quasimodo overpowers Frollo by pushing him into the floor and throws the dagger away, filled with rage against Frollo for what he has done.

A shocked Frollo begs Quasimodo to listen to him, but Quasimodo has been finally fed up of Frollo's lies, going on an emotional tirade about how all his life Frollo had told him that the world was a dark, cruel place, and that he now sees that the only reason why the world is like that is because of intolerant and wicked people who are just like Frollo. Following Quasimodo's tirade, Esmerelda finally recuperates, much to Quasimodo's complete relief. Enraged that Esmeralda was still alive, Frollo draws his sword, but Quasimodo picks Esmeralda up and quickly darts onto the church's balcony and out of sight.

Death

Judge Frollo finds Quasimodo and Esmeralda hiding among the balcony gargoyles, and tries to kill Quasimodo and Esmeralda.

I should have known you'd risk your life to save that gypsy witch, just as your own mother died trying to save you. (Quasimodo: What?!) And now, I'm going to do what I should've done 20 YEARS AGO!!!
~ Frollo finally confesses and admits to Quasimodo, that he murdered the Hunchback's mother, when she tried to save him as an infant, a fact which mirrored Quasimodo's attempts to save Esmeralda.

Frollo searches for both Quasimodo and Esmeralda, and he finally finds them trying to climb down the wall. He tries to cut off the gargoyle structure that Quasimodo was hanging on, but Quasimodo leaps to another one out of Frollo's reach. Quasimodo keeps evading Frollo and manages to get Esmeralda climb back onto the balcony.

Blinded by rage, Frollo finally confesses that he murdered Quasimodo's mother when she tried to protect him as a baby, which left Quasimodo and Esmeralda shocked. As such, Frollo proclaims his intention to kill Quasimodo like he should have done 20 years ago. He blinds Quasimodo with his cloak and attempts to throw him into the molten copper below, but Quasimodo manages to hold on to the balcony, accidentally pulling Frollo along with him.

Frollo makes an attempt to kill Esmeralda

Instead of letting his foster father fall, Quasimodo holds him and the cape tightly while Frollo maintains his hold on the cape, with his own grip on the balcony weakening. As Esmeralda attempts to pull Quasimodo to safety, Frollo is able to climb onto part of the wall onto another gargoyle structure. With his eyes and mouth glowing in a more menacing tone, Frollo steadies himself and cackles evilly at their situation. With an evil grin, the demented judge raises his sword to kill them both, proclaiming that God shall smite the wicked and plunge them into the fiery pit of Hell.

Ironically, at that very moment, the gargoyle starts to crack, causing Frollo to lose his balance and hang on to the gargoyle for dear life. Much to Frollo's fearful horror, the gargoyle comes to life and furiously roars at him, serving as a divination of God that finally declares Frollo as the true wicked for his heinous crimes against the population of Paris. As such, the angry gargoyle willfully breaks away from the cathedral completely, sending itself and a screaming Frollo plunging into the molten copper a long way below, where Frollo gets incinerated to his death and receives his eternal comeuppance. Esmeralda loses her grip of Quasimodo, but Phoebus (who found a way to enter Notre Dame) saves him by catching him from another floor below, much to Esmeralda's relief.

Frollo falls to his deserved fate and doom.

With Frollo finally dead, Quasimodo reunites with Esmeralda and Phoebus before giving his blessing to their relationship. Quasimodo then ventures outside Notre Dame, where everyone (including the Romani citizens) happily praised him as a hero for putting an end to Frollo's tyranny, fulfilling his lifelong dream of being accepted into society in spite of his deformities.

Musical

Frollo appears in both the German and North American musical adpatations of the film. In the German musical, Frollo is revealed to have been a priest in his youth (referencing his role as an Archdeacon in the original novel) and decided that Paris needed to be safe so he became a judge. He hated Gypsies and believed that they were the sole problem with Paris. He took care of Quasimodo as an act of contrition for killing Quasimodo's mother. He hoped that Quasimodo would think like him and his emotional abuse was something that he was unaware of. Frollo became consumed with lust for Esmeralda which drove him insane. He thought the cure was either to possess her or to destroy her.

His fate is changed between the versions of the play are changed. In the German version of the play, he is thrown off of the cathedral to his death by Quasimodo, rather than falling off of the crumbling gargoyle fixture. In the English version of the play, when Esmeralda awakens, Frollo draws his sword and prepares to kill both of them, but then stops, drops the sword, and leaves. This was most likely included in this version of the play to give Frollo a chance at redemption, though whether or not he took that chance is unknown.

In the North American musical, which follows much more closely the original novel, Frollo and his younger brother, Jehan, were raised in Notre Dame after they are orphaned. While Frollo studied to become a priest, Jehan constantly found himself in trouble and was eventually expelled from the church. Years later after becoming the Archdeacon, Frollo learned from a dying Jehan that the latter fathered a deformed child and needed to be looked after, the child being Quasimodo. As penance for the sins of his brother and seeing it as a test of faith, Frollo vows to raise the child to be devout as him. Years later, Frollo sees Esmeralda dance at the Festival of Fools and how she defends her actions in assisting Quasimodo. He offers for her to stay at Notre Dame and learn from him the ways of the church, and indicates his attraction to her which disgusts her. He obsesses over Esmeralda and receives permission from the king to use military power to find her and make her his own.

As in the movie, Frollo offers her his ultimatum to her at the stake before she is rescued by Quasimodo. However, Esmeralda later dies from smoke inhalation and Quasimodo is overcome by grief and blames Frollo for her demise. In his anger over his former master's actions, Quasimodo throws Frollo over the edge of the cathedral to his death.

Other Appearances

House of Mouse

Frollo makes a few cameos in the series. In "Everybody Loves Mickey", he was seen sitting with Grumpy and Grimsby, with all three giving their trademark dry expressions in response to the comedy of Mortimer Mouse.

In "Dining Goofy", he showed to be unamused with the fact that he was seated with the Mad Hatter, calling him Frumpy during the time that Goofy lets Daisy know that he changed the seating chart so that the audience could make new friends, which did not work out.

He also appears in Mickey's House of Villains, but not as one of the villains that take over. Instead, he only appears in a crowd shot in between the cartoons shorts, taking place before the takeover. During Jafar's reign as host, however, Frollo is nowhere to be seen whatsoever, implying that he possibly left the club before Jafar's plan started.

Kingdom Hearts Dream: Drop Distance

Judge Claude Frollo in Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance.

This is no demon. It is righteous judgment.
~ Judge Claude Frollo talking to Riku about Wargoyle.

Judge Claude Frollo serves as a villain in the video game Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance. In this mix of the Disney and Square Enix multiverses, he is confronted in the world La Cité des Cloches (French for The City of Bells), depicting a medieval Paris around Notre Dame Cathedral. As Sora and Riku, the primary protagonists, are travelling separately to fully restore the Sleeping Worlds from Darkness, they end up in La Cité des Cloches, where they both witness different events of the movie. In this version, Frollo was voiced by Corey Burton.

Riku first arrives when Phoebus is chasing Esmeralda at Frollo's command but denies having seen her running away. As Frollo is scolding Phoebus, Esmeralda befriends Riku, telling him about Frollo's genocidal quest and directs him to Notre Dame. While initially sympathetic to Frollo, having himself fallen in Darkness, Riku realizes the abuses he puts Quasimodo through and encourages the bell-boy to follow his heart.

Meanwhile, Frollo accosts Sora, believing him to be a gypsy due to the clothes he wears. As Phoebus suddenly barges in, reporting that monsters have invaded the town, Sora deduces that he speaks about Dream Eaters and rushes to fight them, followed by Phoebus who worries that he is but a kid. Left alone, Frollo starts ranting against all of the "threats to law and order" he spent his life-fighting.

They witness Quasimodo, crowned Kings of Fools as in the movie, riding Dream Eaters. Frollo's arrival causes the Dream Eaters to go berserk, and Sora confronts them as Esmeralda helps Quasimodo go back to the cathedral. Upon venturing into Notre Dame, Sora witnesses Quasimodo help Esmeralda escape from the guards that prevent her from leaving the cathedral's sanctuary, then Frollo ruining Quasimodo's self-esteem with false kindness.

As Riku is searching for Frollo, hoping to save him from Darkness, he witnesses him trying to burn the innocent Miller family in their house, with an outraged Phoebus standing against him to defend them. When Frollo summons the powerful Nightmare Dream Eater known as the Wargoyle, delusionally ranting that it is a gift from God to help him "cleanse the world", Riku understands that the fanatic has sunk too low and resolves to stop him. With Phoebus wounded Riku rushes after Frollo alone.

While Phoebus has been stripped from his rank, he warns Sora that Frollo is about to invade the Court of Miracles. With Quasimodo's help, they rush there to warn the gypsies, but as in the movie, this is a trap and Frollo barges in after following them. He subdues them with his Nightmares Dream Eaters takes Esmeralda prisoner, indifferent to Quasimodo's desperate pleas, and prepares to burn her at the stake. Sora rushes to stop him, but he has a Dream Eater knock out the boy. When Sora reaches Notre Dame, Quasimodo has already rescued Esmeralda from the stake and is taking her into the cathedral.

Riku confronts Frollo atop Notre Dame’s towers, as the unhinged fanatic is gleefully watching Paris burning, and calls him out on his delusion, calling him "a sad old man with a dark heart", but Frollo summons the Wargoyle to "pass judgment". As the monster's appearance knocks him overboard, Frollo falls into the fire while cackling maniacally and yelling "Judgment is mine!" However, he somehow survives, unless the dream in which Sora is present is not the same, which remains unclear. After a short confrontation with Ansem, Seeker of Darkness and Young Xehanort, Riku defeats the Wargoyle and shatters its wing, causing it to fall into the fire.

Since Sora must face the now-wingless Wargoyle, hinting that it was the same that fought Riku, he cannot prevent Frollo from barging into the cathedral after his former ward. Just like in the movie, Frollo attacks Quasimodo and Esmeralda with a sword and reveals the awful truth about Quasimodo's mother's fate, but he fells overboard after Quasimodo dodges his sword strike. As Esmeralda desperately tries to keep Quasimodo from falling, the fanatic climbs the gargoyle while blaspheming, only to fall to his well-deserved doom.

Riku

In Riku's story, Judge Frollo questions why he bothered summoning Phoebus if he could not find Esmeralda. Frollo is seen trying to "pass judgement" against a family by using the Wargoyle. Luckily, Riku and Phoebus make it in time. Back at Notre Dame, Frollo falls off the balcony, yelling "Judgement is mine!". Afterward, Ansem appears and briefly threatens Riku with Frollo's dropped blade, before discarding it and leaving.

Kingdom Keepers

In the novel series Kingdom Keepers, Judge Frollo appears in one of the books. He is one of the Overtakers, a group of certain Disney villains that plan to take over all of the Disney parks, and he also has command over an army of Green Army Men. He tried to drown one of the Kingdom Keeper kids. He, along with Maleficent and the baddie in charge (Chernabog), are the main Overtakers (along with Evil Queen and Cruella De Vil).

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