Trigger warning: PTSD/trauma loss of breath, fear of heights, anxiety, claustrophobia mentioned
Clayton would be more careful with his persona, being more aware of what is near him and what is touching his body, especially near his neck. His neck becomes extra sensitive for him because for a while he can’t wear collared shirts and neckties or handkerchiefs. At times he can feel the vines around his neck and cutting off his airways. What he does to help relieve him of the mental pain is to put his head between his knees, get out from the indoors for fresh air, leave the crowd to a secluded area, open a window and stick his head out. He learns breathing techniques too.
Gaston would probably have a fear of heights because he fell to his death. He feels like he loses his balance when he’s at great heights. Climbing, he’s good at, but knowing he’s at a high place gets him anxious though he’ll never admit it to anyone. Therefore, he tries not to go anywhere high. Maybe he can see high range views but he needs to be at a safe distance from the ledge and pay attention more to the view to distract him from the trauma. And thunderstorms are a painful reminder so he tries to block out the noise by firing his gun or being in the tavern to drown out the noise.
Ratigan also develops a fear of heights so he sticks to the sewers and the ground. He avoids going on any blimps and high places, sending anyone who even hints at his fear of heights to Felisha’s stomach without any remorse. That’s how he deals with his trauma. Maybe he even gets another cat and trains it to catch him should he ever find himself in a high place again.
When Hades comes out of the River Styx, he stays way away from the spirits of the dead. Yeah, he’s lord of the dead, and handling the spirits is his job but they did drag him in the River Styx. He’s tense around them, his fire always flicking to hazardous flames and his temper becomes shorter than it was before. He can’t really do anything to deal with this trauma, just suck it up and get to work. Do you think he’s going to let himself become the laughing stock of the three main gods because he can’t handle his own subjects? Hell no (pun not intended).
Scar is traumatized by both fire and hyenas. He was always distrustful of others so that trauma makes him anxious and snappy. He can’t be near anyone for so long without feeling some threat coming along even if the other isn’t threatening. Solitude is how he handles this trauma even though it’s not good for his health. The fire trauma leads him unable to deal with the heat when there are heat waves he sticks to cool caves and shady places, even taking dips in the water to keep him cool. Shere Khan has a fear of fire so he understands. I can see them helping each other out though they’ll only say it’s for survival.
The Queen of Hearts reminds me of the Vocaloid song Alice Human Sacrifice. For her to exist people must dream of her, so she tries to get people to dream of Wonderland and therefore dream of her. She doesn’t want to be forgotten, she doesn’t want to be left alone but she doesn’t realize that she wants to be around people and to be loved. Deep, deep, deep down she may know she’s lonely but it’s hard to accept you have no one. So getting people to dream about her is the next best thing.
Facilier can’t handle going to cemeteries anymore. And he can’t stand feeling the dirt under his feet, he needs solid concrete. He partially developed claustrophobia and his shadow helps him through any panic attacks he gets. Vice versa too, Facilier is there for his shadow when it gets scared by the friends on the other side and the memories of the trauma. Facilier finds a place to live where it has a good amount of space so it doesn’t trigger any panic attacks. He still has friends on the other side but he makes small, easy deals with them so his fate isn’t repeated.