Lumiere is a kind-hearted, yet rebellious, servant of the Beast. He has a habit of disobeying his master's rules that results in controversy, but after Belle, he is arguably the Beast's closest friend, demonstrated when the Beast often turns to Lumiere and no one else for advice. His free-spirited and rebellious personality also often puts a severe strain on his friendship with Cogsworth, whom prefers to abide strictly by his master's rules so as to avoid any trouble for himself and anyone else, but as shown many times in the game and film series, he values Cogsworth like a brother. He is depicted as sort of a lady's man, as Beast often goes to him for love advice dealing with his feelings for Belle.
Lumiere has been cursed and turned into a candle stick. He is the first to show any kindness to Maurice who was lost in the woods. Lumiere and the others comfort him until the Beast arrives. Lumiere shows fear and has no power to save Maurice from being trapped in the dungeon. When Belle searches for her father Maurice she stumbles upon the castle. Lumiere is the first to spot and shows her the way to her father. Belle trades places to save her sick father and Lumiere gives advice to the master as he shows her to her room. Lumiere and Mrs. Potts the castle's head of the maids speaks with Beast about the spell being broken and tries their best to calm his temper. When Belle wishes not to attend to dinner it causes Beast's temper to go out of control. Lumiere and the others clean up the kitchen and Belle appears. Lumiere decides to give Belle a warm welcome by singing Be Our Guest. After Belle goes into the West Wing which is forbidden and when Beast appears she leaves. Lumiere and the others tends to Beast after he saved her from a pack of wolves.
The winter hits and Lumiere notices Beast has feelings for Belle and she may possibly feel the same way. A romantic evening is prepared and their love grows. Belle returns home to tend to her father leaving Lumiere crushed, believing the spell will never be broken. The castle is soon under attack by a mob led by Belle's enemy Gaston. Lumiere and the servents battle and defeat the villagers. After Belle confesses her love the spell is broken and Lumiere and the other servents become human.
In the film which takes place after Beast battled the wolves and before the ballroom dance, Christmas arrives at the castle. While Lumiere is excited Cogsworth is worried sick being the exact day the enchantress curesed Lumiere, Beast and the other servents transforming the Prince into a beast and the servents into various objects. Lumiere is rebellious against an anti Christmas and wishes to celebrate with or without the Beast. When Forte, the castle's musician becomes evil beleiving the Beast will lose attention after becoming human by Belle, he begins to tear them apart with no true avail until the climax where Forte uses all his power to destroy the castle and everyone in it. Lumiere helps battle Forte and protect the rose and eventually Forte is defeated. Lumiere celebrates when the Beast puts an end to his hatred for Christmas.
On the anniversary of Lumiere's first date with Fifi, Lumiere grows so nervous to the point that he cleans himself excessively and turns to Belle for advice, by walking with her in the garden and reciting what he plans to say to Fifi to her. Fifi overhears this, and believes that Lumiere and Belle are having an affair behind her back. In reality, Lumiere has planned a surprise snow ride around the castle gardens with Fifi. To get back at Lumiere, Fifi attempts to seduce Cogsworth, who is apparently not interested. In the end, things are cleared up and Lumiere and Fifi go for the ride, but the pot they are sitting in slips off the edge of the balcony and hangs over the moat (the same chasm that Gaston will eventually meet his doom). Lumiere holds onto Fifi for while hanging for dear life, and tells her he loves her. Before they can fall, Belle, Cogsworth, and a few more servants arrive and get them back to safety.