Bluebeard, who died in 1440, was a wealthy but murderous man, who killed six out of his seven wives (Penelope, Abigail, Anastasia, Prudence, Phœbe and Eugenia) from 1434 to 1439. Eventually however, his seventh wife, Lucretia, saw through his pretenses and killed him instead.
Bluebeard's ghost eventually moved to the Haunted Mansion (as one of the "famous ghosts from all over the world"), bringing his burial crypt with him; it was added to the Mansion's graveyard, where it can currently be seen.
- The original fairy tale character was implied to be French, based on the traditional Bluebeard fairy tale. However, judging from the name of his wives and the fact that his epitaph is written in Old English, the setting seems to have been changed to England in this version.
- The aforementioned Old English is a faulty recreation based on clichés ("lyeth" would be a singular, and cannot be used with "Loving Wives" as the grammatical subject).
- The wife who killed Bluebeard is named Lucretia, which might be a reference to Lucretia Borgia, a historical figure known for having murdered many of her relatives.
- He is very similar to Constance Hatchaway, as both are murderers, both had many spouses, and both killed each of their spouses.
- In concept art for Tokyo Disneyland's Haunted Mansion his tomb was going to be featured in a "Burial Crypt of Famous Villains" along with those of Nero, Dracula, Jack the Ripper, Medusa, and Attila.