Functional Order: Ne-Ti-Fe-Si
Clopin is here to tell you a story, “of a man and a monster.” He loves to speak in metaphorical terms and riddles, permitting the audience to read between the lines. He’s attentive to his environment, but less in a desire to experience it, and more in a desire to mock, ridicule, and cause things to happen that fit into the broader collective narrative (Clopin does nothing by mistake). Even at the end, he leaves the audience to decide: who is the man, and who is the monster? He’s detached, impersonal and analytical, viewing the story itself as a riddle, rather than taking on a moralizing tone. He can be ruthless, for he intends to execute Quasi and Phoebus for simply wandering into the wrong place, as Frollo’s “spies!” He prefers to ask questions, rather than provide answers. Yet, he has a moral undercurrent; he wants the audience to reach the conclusion that Frollo is the villain, for the decisions he makes and the actions he takes. But, more often, Clopin resorts to playing the audience within the film itself, rousing them to his side, using his comedic talents to get a rise out of people, and enjoying seeing and feeding off their reaction to him and his outlandish, melodramatic statements. He has reduced anyone who is not a gypsy down to an archetype – an enemy of “his people” (who share his ancestry), based on their former interactions; because Quasi and Phoebus work for or associate with Frollo, they are bad and should be executed.
Enneagram: 7w6 so/sx
Clopin is a playful narrator who seems to be out merely to have a good time. He looks forward to the excitement and chaos generated by the Feast of Fools every year, and eagerly throws himself right into the middle of it. He is being silly and absurd even when he intends to hang a couple of “intruders” – by turning his court into a mockery of the real one. But his moralizing also shows the 7’s direct line to 1 – he has a harsh disapproval of Frollo and his methods, having personally experienced his cruelties, and wants to turn others against him also, by asking them probing questions. Clopin is willing to kill outsiders rather than let them lead the law to them. He also has something of a mean streak in how ruthlessly he deals even with total strangers.