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Rapunzel
Rapunzel's redesign
Background information
Movies Tangled

Frozen (cameo)

Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy

Short Films Tangled Ever After
Television Programs Tangled (TV Series upcoming)


Video Games Tangled

Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure

Disney Princess Enchanting Storybooks

Disney INFINITY series

Kingdom Hearts III (upcoming)

Voice Mandy Moore

Delaney Rose Stein (as a child)

Portrayed by Alexandra Metz (in Once Upon a Time)

Elisha Ainsley (musical)

Character information
Other names Blondie

Goldie

Flower


Personality Feisty, defiant, kind, sweet, shy, energetic, adventurous, confident, courageous, curious, innocent, rightful, funny, child-like, creative, clever, determined, jumpy, warm, lovable, romantic, a dreamer
Goal Unknown
Allies Mother Gothel (formerly), Flynn Rider, Maximus

the Pub Thugs, Sofia, Amber, Dragons of Enchancia

Enemies Mother Gothel, The Stabbington Brothers
Likes Adventures, painting, songs, dancing, floating lanterns, Flynn's real name Eugene, ducklings, playing her guitar, books, sewing, knitting, climbing, stretching, hair-brushing, astronomy, chess, sketching, puzzles, darts, baking, paper mache, ballet, ventriloquism, candle making, her friends and family, hazelnut soup
Dislikes Mother Gothel's lies, Flynn's tricks, being cooped up in the tower, not being able to see the lanterns
Quotes "When will my life begin?"

"I have magic hair that glows when I sing.""

"You can tear this tower apart, brick by brick. But without my help, you will never find your precious satchel."

"I promise. And when I promise something, I never ever break that promise. Ever!"

"Did I mumble, mother? Or should I even call you that?!"

"We princesses have to stick together."


Rapunzel is the main protagonist of Disney's 2010 animated feature, Tangled. She is a beautiful princess with long hair at 70 feet long, who, with the aid of the handsome thief, Flynn Rider, leaves her secluded tower to explore the outside world. Rapunzel is loosely based on the classic German fairy tale "Rapunzel" by the Brothers Grimm

Rapunzel is voiced by Mandy Moore and is the 10th official Disney Princess.

Background Edit

Rapunzel is not a typical Disney Princess; she carries her blonde hair, which is 70-feet-long, and has the magical ability to both heal and reverse aging when she sings a special Healing Incantation song. Kidnapped by Mother Gothel when she was still an infant, Rapunzel had been raised and locked away in a tall tower up until her 18th birthday, when she is 'rescued' by Flynn Rider. However, she does view Mother Gothel as her maternal mother despite being kidnapped. Rapunzel spends her time painting, cooking, candle-making, reading, brushing her hair, playing with Pascal, observing the outside world from within the tower, singing, and interacting with Mother Gothel. Being immensely fascinated by the floating lanterns that took place on her birthday every year, Rapunzel begins to develop a sense of curiosity and seeks to fulfill the dream of seeing those "lights in the sky" one day. However, she does not overcome Mother Gothel's strict guardianship and thus has been staying in the tower, longing for the day when her life "begins."

Personality Edit

Rapunzel is a spirited, smart, clever, kind, playful, and a very adventurous girl in her late teens, though a bit naive. However, she is not afraid to stand up for herself or others when the situation calls for bravery. Having spent all of her life isolated in a tower with little else to do, she is proficiently educated in literature, and talented in almost all areas such as music and baking and even more advanced subjects like astronomy, as illustrated by her completely charted astronomical patterns. Her greatest passion is art, as indicated by the pervasive amount of painting on the walls inside the tower. While she longs to see the world beyond her window, she is very obedient to Mother Gothel. Despite having ambivalent feelings after leaving her tower in excitement to finally see the world, she confronts and rebels against Mother Gothel's wish of her returning to the tower after a short journey with Flynn Rider. She is quite daring; leaping from tall cliffs and swinging great lengths. She is completely immune to Flynn's so-called charms and has little tolerance for his antics, which usually results in her utilizing the pan against Flynn. She is also very charismatic; able to influence a group of pub thugs to share their dreams and convince Maximus, the palace steed of the Captain, to postpone his pursuit of Flynn until she fulfills her dream on her birthday (which is heavily emphasized). Rapunzel is also known, particularly by Pascal, to be quite trustworthy and never ever breaks the promises she makes.

She is very determined to accomplish her dream of seeing the floating lights, even strong-arming Flynn into going along with her plan and passing any other obstacle along the way, as well as tricking Gothel into making her beloved mother travel for three days to get a white paint for her birthday (of course, to buy some time). Although she initially feared that the dream of seeing those lights may not meet her expectation and that there would be no other means to pursue in life after that dream has been fulfilled, Rapunzel is able to overcome those fears by having Flynn's support and belief that a new dream will emerge in place of the fulfilled one. Rapunzel is also rebellious, tough, and courageous, as seen with the thugs.

Physical appearance Edit

Rapunzel is 18 years old during the film, and is considered a beauty. She has fair skin with a light tint of blush to it and is mostly known for her golden blonde hair which in length is around 70 feet, though her hair is naturally brown, like her parents'. The hair is noticeably shiny, like satin. Rapunzel also has light freckles, mostly around her nose, as well as large, bright green eyes, and a playful smile.

Rapunzel's dress is a traditional German dress called the "Dirndl", with longer skirt than a normal Dirndl dress would sport, and her dress also has a purple theme, with a pink accent. The dress itself consists of a lavender corset top laced with a pink ribbon. The skirt is purple and decorated with swirl designs, in pink, dark purple and white. She also wears a white petticoat underneath. The skirt's hemline is above her ankles, but well below her calves. Her sleeves, at the top, are puffed and striped, pink and lavender, and the rest, is a pale, baby pink, with white lace at the end. Rapunzel does not wear shoes, preferring to go barefoot.

Rapunzel's homecoming dress has white lacing on the neckline and the sleeves, and has a pink bodice that has swirly patterns on it and a corset lacing at the back. The skirt is purplish-pink with similar patterns that are found on her old dress.

Powers and Abilities Edit

  • Healing Abilities: Supposedly channeling the power of sun itself, Rapunzel's hair could reverse damages done to humans including a complete regeneration of damaged tissues and organs as well as reverse aging to a certain degree. The subject must physically be in contact with the hair in order for the magic to work when the special song begins; her hair also emits a glowing golden yellow light when the magic activates. Her tears are also revealed to have powers as well.
  • Superhuman Prehensile Hair: Rapunzel's hair also possesses a limited prehensile ability: grappling and grabbing objects that easily outweigh herself without straining or hurting in any way. She revealed that her hair would turn brown should it be cut, and such an act also warrants immediate loss of magic. However, as mentioned above, the powers remain in her tears.
  • Superhuman Strength: Rapunzel also has superhuman strength to a lesser degree; swinging from one cliff to another and suspending herself in the air using leverage of her hair as well as hoisting Gothel up into the tower day after day, to her amazement. Additionally, her hair appeared almost weightless whenever she carried it; needless to say, a normal person cannot, by any means, perform any of the stunts done by Rapunzel with this much hair. Considering the extraordinary amount of hair, she had shown a great deal of agility and dexterity with her hair, such as climbing to high altitudes, jumping off such without much effort, and running just as fast as Flynn, who was a professional thief and does not possess the same amount of hair as Rapunzel did.
  • Superhuman Adaption: Like Ariel, Rapunzel has shown high adaptability; she took roughly two seconds to adjust to the environment of the world. Additionally, she was once trapped in an underwater cave and seemingly was able to swim, which is humanly impossible because she was never taught to. It is observed that her power could still be channeled through her tears even after her hair has seemingly completely lost the magic. It may be that the actual source of energy is in her heart, and as such will only activate and supply when love is involved. However, another interpretation is that channeling her power through her tears was actually releasing the drop of sunlight that created the magical flower which gave Rapunzel her astounding abilities of healing and life. Viewed in this light, such an effort was a once-off ability.

Appearances Edit

Rapunzel in Sofia the First The Curse of Princess Ivy

Sofia the First Edit

Rapunzel appears in the special Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy as part of a Disney Junior movie event. She is the first non-traditional animated princess to appear on the show and has her 70 feet long, mystical golden blonde  instead of her short natural brown hair, including her tiara, and lavender flat shoes on her feet. When Sofia and Amber are unable to stop Princess Ivy from taking over their kingdom, Rapunzel gives them a helping hand and a plan that will help them save the day. She tells Amber as they fly to Enchancia that Flynn Rider had to make up for his bad deeds during the song "Dare to Risk it All". Rapunzel then tells Amber that if she really loves Sofia as a sister, she will know what to do when the time comes and then magically disappears.

Kingdom Hearts III Edit

Although she has yet to make an official appearance in the upcoming game, a recent interview by Tetsuya Nomura has hinted that the character will appear in Kingdom Hearts III due to her unique abilities and gameplay.

Gallery of Rapunzel Edit

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