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Rapunzel is the iconic protagonist of the Tangled franchise.

Rapunzel is currently married to Eugene Fitzherbert as seen in the events of Tangled and elaborated on in Tangled Ever After--which takes place chronologically after the series. She is the daughter of the beloved monarchs of the Kingdom of Corona, Queen Arianna and King Frederic. Likewise, Rapunzel is the heir apparent to the Corona throne as crowned princess.

Currently, the Disney Princess is portrayed by Mandy Moore.

Personality

Rapunzel has a heart of gold; she is kind, generous, caring, and trusting to most anyone she encounters. She loves trying new things and hanging out with her closest friends. Rapunzel is loyal to her friends and family and is willing to do anything for them. She is fiercely protective against those who try to endanger her loved ones. Despite living in a tower mostly alone for the majority of her life, Rapunzel is extremely sociable and extroverted. Her entrapment in the tower gave her her adventurous drive and irrepressible spirit. Because of her imprisonment, she also hates restrictive rules, like those imposed by her father, and snobby royal etiquette.

History

Tangled: Before Ever After

Rapunzel serves as the protagonist of the animated television movie. Taking place a few months after the events of Tangled, and before Tangled Ever After, Rapunzel returns to her kingdom to resume her rightful place in the royal family. Having been reunited with her parents, Rapunzel tries to adjustl to her new life as a princess, receiving help from Pascal and her lady-in-waiting, Cassandra. She tries her best, and despite having a loving family and supportive circle of friends, Rapunzel feels overwhelmed with the amount of responsibility that comes with being a princess. She asks her father for a change of pace in this regard, but he denies, fearing Rapunzel's desire to explore the world will lead to her falling into harm's way, much like she did eighteen years prior, when she was kidnapped by Gothel. On top of this, — and the fact that Rapunzel's bubbly way of carrying herself is looked down upon by the royal community — Eugene feels confident enough to propose to Rapunzel, and does so, much to the princess' shock and delight. However, despite her love for him, Rapunzel does not feel ready to marry, instead wanting to figure herself out and live the life she's been longing for. Overwhelmed and anxious, she rejects Eugene's proposal and leaves the scene in a huff.

In her bedroom, Rapunzel laments her feeling of guilt to Cassandra, who believes Rapunzel could use some down time. She offers to take Rapunzel beyond Corona's security wall — a forbidden act — and sneaks the princess out with the help of Maximus. During their outing, Cassandra takes Rapunzel to the former location of the healing flower that saved Rapunzel and her mother when the latter fell ill during her pregnancy. Mysterious thorn-like rocks have appeared in the area, and not only are the ominous, but also unbreakable. As Rapunzel examines the area further, she is struck by magic that causes her long, golden hair to grow back.

After returning to the castle, Rapunzel and Cassandra try to rid themselves of the hair, but like the thorns, it is unbreakable. Eugene arrives and discovers the truth, offering assistance in hiding it from Queen Arianna and King Frederic. Rapunzel gets the idea of hiding the hair in an oversized wig, which helps well enough despite the awkwardness. She then joins her parents for breakfast, and in during which, Frederic admits that his methods of protecting Rapunzel have been rather unfair, and notes that he is reconsidering his decisions, much to Rapunzel's excitement. Afterward, Arianna visits Rapunzel in the latter's bedroom, to bestow a coronation gift. She encourages Rapunzel to choose how to live her life — and eventually rule the kingdom — despite her father's stubbornness and what others may think. She gives Rapunzel a journal she once used in her younger years, with a note the reads: "Plus est en vous", meaning, "There is more to you".

Later on, Rapunzel's coronation ceremony begins, and in during which, the royal family are confronted by a pirate known as Lady Caine, who seeks vengeance on King Frederic for imprisoning her father. Frederic and the rest of the royal guests are kidnapped, but Rapunzel refuses to stand down and reveals her golden hair. She uses it as a weapon to defeat the pirates with Eugene and Cassandra's help, saving her father. That night, despite proving her worth, Frederic feels more insecure about Rapunzel's safety than ever before. With the very reason Rapunzel was taken in the first place having returned, Frederic feels he's forced to forbid Rapunzel from ever leaving the walls of Corona without his consent, driving his daughter to tears.

With her father's new law, Rapunzel feels trapped once more, similar to her imprisonment within the tower. Eugene arrives and comforts her, uplifting her spirits a bit. After he leaves, Rapunzel reads a message in the journal given to her by Arianna, and becomes inspired to pursue the adventure she's always desired, despite the obstacles she will have to face.

Tangled: The Series Season 1

In What the Hair?!, Rapunzel suffers from nightmares concerning her hair, driving her to seek answers regarding its return. Cassandra suggests they visit a young alchemist named Varian, and during the visit, Rapunzel learns that her hair has lost its healing powers, but can act as a human shield to protect herself and those around her from catastrophe such as falling debris. Unfortunately, Varian's workshop was destroyed before further information can be obtained. Afterwards, Rapunzel confesses the truth about how her hair returned, to Eugene, reestablishing their mutual trust despite Cassandra's apprehensions.

In Rapunzel's Enemy, Rapunzel tries to win the favor of Uncle Monty, a kindly old man who booed her after unveiling the new seal for the 500th Gopher Grab. All attempts to make him like her fail, so Rapunzel resorts to disguising herself. At first things go well between the two of them, but the Gopher Grab starts before he can reveal why he doesn't like the princess. Unfortunately, the Gopher Grab gets out of control when the gopher goes crazy (due to Eugene feeding it dimberries instead of bimberries), so the two venture to a river. Monty tries to grab it from some rocks, but falls into the water. With no choice, Rapunzel drops her disguise and rescues him from a waterfall. Despite this, he explains that his naysaying is because of the new seal, as well as a disregard to tradition. He softens up by revealing the gopher he snatched up, which made him the champion of the Gopher Grab as he dreamed of being, but is still sour at the princess for lying to him. Rapunzel finally accepts that not everybody has to like everyone, and that she doesn't like him either, and the two part as not-friends.

In Great Expotations, she takes part of the expo and even competes by inventing a Megadrive, a giant fan. She also makes Varian promise to keep her hair's magic a secret when he tells them that the black rocks physically respond to her and they were growing in the village Old Corona.

In Queen for a Day, she realizes that being Queen will not be easy and when Corona is facing a snowstorm she needs to protect all the royal subjects including her friends. Meanwhile, Varian has tried some experiments but when his dad finally decided to reveal his secret to Varian, he instead finds out Varian is trying to experiment with the black rocks and stops him for a moment. However, Varian's experiment has gone terribly wrong and the Black Rocks starts to incase his dad, so he goes to the palace but since it was a state of emergency, Rapunzel delays her own promise to Varian (due to the snowstorm) when Varian pleads for her help. But delaying her promise made things worse later. So she needs to find a weather device created by Demanitus to stop the harmful snowstorm and she did with help from Cassandra and Pascal but Pascal risked his life in the struggle to control the device.

In The Alchemist Returns, she has been used by Varian to get the Golden Flower and when she finds out Varian's real intention, she is shocked and at the end of the episode she tells her worries to Eugene while Varian discovers that the Sundrop is no longer in the flower but it is now Rapunzel.

In Secret of the Sundrop, she was celebrating her 19th birthday when she learned that her father had read her journal and plans to send Cassandra to the convict. To make matters worse, Varian sends an automaton, like the one he and Rapunzel faced in The Alchemist Returns to attack her and her friends. After defeating it, her father decides to lock her up in order to keep her safe, much to her dismay. Her friends helped her escaped but as soon as she's free, Varian sends a beast version of Rudiger to attack everyone while he sneaks in and kidnapped her mother. When he succeed, Rapunzel and her father reconciled and planed a rescue mission with everyone who came to help. While Cassandra and Eugene leads the assault, Rapunzel and her father sneaks into Varian's house through an underground tunnel. However, Varian outsmarted them with a dummy of himself, capturing the royals and leaving everyone else to fight an army of automatons. Varian then demands that Rapunzel use her hair as a tip of a drill he was using to free his father or else he will keep harming her family, even going as far as pouring one of his chemicals on a black rock next to the Queen that will encase her in the same amber. Fearing for her mother’s life, Rapunzel complies. While Rapunzel's hair did react to the amber, it did not break amber, much to Varian's frustration, and it only drained Rapunzel of her strength. Rudiger, horrified by Varian's actions, freed Pascal, who then freed King Frederic, who then freed Arianna. Being pushed over his limit, Varian attacks Rapunzel and the others with his own automaton that he can controlled on the inside. He attempts to crush Cassandra and the queen in order to make Rapunzel suffer. However, the black rocks reacted to Rapunzel, who soon realized that her connection to them allows her to control them. Thanks to the black rocks, she managed to defeat Varian. The rocks then knocked down the wall that separates Corona from the outside world and formed a path. Encouraged by father, Rapunzel followed the path to her destiny.

Season 2

In Beyond the Corona Walls, Rapunzel was hesitate to marry Eugene at first but when he got nearly forced into marrying his ex-fiancee, Stalyan, she decides to marry Eugene in a right time.

In The Return of Quaid, she convinces a beekeeper to return to his old job as a sheriff.

In Goodbye and Goodwill, she attempts to celebrate a Goodwill festival with the people of Vardaros, but soon becomes jealous of Cassandra when her activities were more popular than her own.

In Freebird, her sense of adventure gets her and Cass, and soon the others, turned into birds.

In King Pascal, Rapunzel and the gang end up stranded on a tropical island.

In There's Something About Hook Foot, Raps tries to convince Hook Foot to just be himself on a date he has with a mermaid.

In Happiness Is..., Raps finds an idol that grants whomever holds it happiness. Raps has been homesick and lets the power of the Idol corrupt her normally selfless nature.

Outfits

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Relationships

Eugene Fitzherbert

Rapunzel and Eugene have a long complicated history, first explored in the movie, Tangled. They first meet when Eugene, then known as "Flynn Ryder," is trying to escape after stealing from the kingdom and must find a place to hide.

Eugene and Rapunzel, after the events of Tangled: Before Ever After were merely a couple, and during that moment, Eugene had proposed to Rapunzel. Afterwards, Rapunzel declined, while Cassandra, supporting her best friend's wishes glared at a devastated Eugene.

During the events of Tangled: Before Ever After, we see that Rapunzel and Eugene are a happily dating. Eugene feels that the relationship is going well and decides to propose to Rapunzel. Having just gotten her freedom back, Rapunzel feels like she would lose it if she decides to settle down. She, therefore, rejects his proposal, storming out of the room. Cassandra supports her best friend's wishes by glaring at the devastated Eugene. By the end of the movie, Rapunzel and Eugene make up and their relationship returns to normal. Although he does not understand exactly why she said no, Eugene promises to take things more slowly and to be patient with her.

At the end of the short, Tangled Ever After, Rapunzel and Eugene finally marry. Rapunzel is the current heir to the Corona throne and Eugene would act as the king consort, not having any actual powers, as demonstrated in Queen for a Day.

Trivia

  • The name, "Rapunzel" originates from Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tale, Rapunzel, which contains the famous quote: "Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair".[2]
  • Rapunzel is the common name for "Rampion," an edible plant similar to lettuce which is purple in color, much like Rapunzel's regular outfit in the feature film and TV series. [2]

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ved Tangled: The Series Characters
Main characters
RapunzelEugene FitzherbertCassandraPascalMaximus
Other characters
King FredericQueen AriannaVarianQuirinAngry and RedLance StrongbowFidellaNigelHook FootUlfXavierWeaselRudigerMontyMrs. SugarbyOld Lady CrowleyOwlRuthless RuthThe Stabbington BrothersFriedborgFeldsparFour SistersAttilaAxelLady CaineWillowCaptain of the GuardsAndrewUumlautShortyPete and StanFernanda PizazzoSeparatists of SaporiaThe CollectorThe BaronKing Herz Der SonneKing TrevorKing EdmundGeneral Shampanier