At the beginning of the film, Quasimodo's parents (who were gypsies) tried to enter the city of Notre Dame with fellow gypsies, but they are discovered by Judge Claude Frollo and his soldiers when they realize they have been double-crossed.
The man puts a protective arm around his wife and son but is pulled away from them by a soldier and handcuffed.
While his wife manages to escape, it is unknown what happens to him afterward exactly, but it is most likely the man and the other gypsies are taken to the Palace of Justice to be executed.
- The stage musical identifies him as Jehan Frollo, the younger brother of Claude Frollo.
- It can be assumed that he did not think of Quasimodo as a human being, as when he was crying as an infant, he referred to him as an "It."