|Title||Rapunzel Corona, Rapunzel Fitzherbert (after marriage), The Lost Princess, Flower (nickname), Blondie (nickname), Punzie (fan-made nicknames), Punzel (by Willow), Raps (by Cass), Sunshine, Goldie (by Eugene), Princess Rapunzel of Corona (full title)|
|Film||Tangled (2010), Tangled Ever After (2010), Tangled: Before Ever After (2017)|
|Hair Color||Golden Blonde (Magical), Brown (Natural)|
|Family||King Frederic of Corona (father), Queen Arianna of Corona (mother), Flynn Rider (Husband in-canon), Mother Gothel (foster mother; deceased), Willow (aunt), King Edmund (father-in-law), Queen of the Dark Kingdom (mother-in-law; deceased), Queen Elsa (cousin in-theory), Princess Anna (cousin in-theory), King Agnarr of Arendelle (Uncle in-theory; deceased), Queen Iduna of Arendelle (Aunt in-theory; deceased)|
|Friends||Pascal, Maximus, Cassandra, Lance Strongbow, Old Lady Crowley, Xavier, Fidella, Pete and Stan, Patchy and Sideburns, Angry and Red, Hook Foot, Friedborg, Adira, Vex, Captain Quaid, the Lorbs, Seraphina, Ruthless Ruth, Calliope, Stalyan, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, Merida DunBroch, Jack Frost|
|Enemies||Mother Gothel, Pitch Black, Mor'du, Red Death, Drago Bludvist, Prince Hans, Cassandra (formerly), Varian (formerly), The Stabbington Brothers (formerly), Captain of the Guards (briefly), Maximus (briefly), Royal Guards (formerly), Lady Caine, Monty (rival), Andrew, Mrs. Sugarby, Stalyan (formerly), the Baron, Anthony the Weasel, Mother and Father, Axel, Wreck Marauder, Pocket|
- “You were wrong about the world. And you were wrong about me! And I will never let you use my hair again!”
- ―Rapunzel Corona
Rapunzel is desperate to go see the floating lights that appear in the sky every year on her birthday, but Gothel is determined to keep her locked away because of her healing powers. After meeting a runaway bandit named Flynn Rider, Rapunzel coaxes him into taking her to see the floating lights, and the two embark on a journey that will change both of their lives forever.
Rapunzel is a very beautiful young woman with big green eyes, freckles, fair skin, and a playful smile. She has an extremely slender figure that is smaller than Merida's robust build, befitting Rapunzel's role as the more "ladylike" of the two girls. She has golden blonde hair at an incredible length of seventy feet. Most of the time, her long tresses are worn down and drag on the ground behind, but after arriving at the kingdom of Corona, she meets five young girls who braid her hair and intertwine it with flowers, shortening it to brush her ankles. Like Jack Frost, she spends the entire movie barefoot. Rapunzel wears a dress that consists of a corset top, lavender in color and laced with a pink ribbon. The skirt is darker shade of purple, but still bright and decorated with swirl designs, in pink, dark purple and white. She also wears a white petticoat underneath. 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. When her hair is cut to a pixie-style at the end of the movie, it becomes brown and somewhat spikey.
More than anything else, Rapunzel is kind and caring. Being locked up in the tower and suffering from isolation has given her an increased desire for socialisation. In the Snuggly Duckling scene, she was at first intimidated by its customers' tough, grotesque appearances, but when they began to reveal their dreams, she had no trouble seeing past their outward appearances to accept them for who they are inside. She is quite outgoing and charming, though eighteen years isolated in a tower have resulted in her being somewhat naive and oblivious. But don't be mistaken, Rapunzel isn't afraid to stand up for herself and others. Rapunzel is very compassionate and always puts others before herself, which is shown when she is willing to risk her own life to heal Flynn and even reached out for Gothel when she fell out the tower to her death. Even though she displayed paranoia shortly after leaving the tower for the first time (seeing a rustling bush and immediately thinking it was ruffians or thugs), she quickly adapted to the outside world. The only thing she is seemingly afraid of is damage to her hair and the loss of its magic.
Powers and Abilities
Rapunzel has approximately 70 feet of hair that can be used to grab things and swing on if in danger.
Supposedly channeling the energy from the sun, 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 light when the magic activates.
The song (named "Healing Incantation"):
Flower gleam and glow
Let your power shine
Make the clock reverse
Bring back what once was mine
Heal what has been hurt
Change the fate's design
Save what has been lost
Bring back what once was mine
What once was mine
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. When her hair returned in Tangled: Before Ever After it become incredibly strong and impossible to cut, but for some reason it doesn't respond to the Healing Incantation and had lost its healing property; but is revealed to have acquired a new power, protecting Rapunzel by creating a magical shield. It also appears to respond to her subconscious when she's dreaming, because it was levitating all over her bedroom before she woke up. Rapunzel's hair glows when she approaches the rocks that had played a part in its return, it took sometime before Rapunzel reviled that her new hair can create shockwaves whenever her hair makes contact with the rocks and that the Sun Drop flower's connation to them had allowed her to control the rocks to her will. As she could force them back into the ground or to make them appear where she needs them to be, but she lost that connecting ability with them as the rocks had "found" the Sun Drop flower, within her, and began to create a path that will led her to the Dark Kingdom. In "Rapunzel and the Great Tree", Rapunzel learns a new song called the "Moonstone incantation", a darker and "life taking" version of the Healing Incantation, that allows her hair to drain and destroy life, all while turning both her hair and eyes black. Once Rapunzel begins to sing it she places herself into a trance and cannot stop reciting the incantation until someone shocks her out of it. When Cassandra attempt to snap Rapunzel out of the her second trance, as her first time was an unexpected "trail run" while Rapunzel purposely using the Moonstone incantation, for a second, was simply due to her wanting to stop Zhan Tiri after Hector had awakened his corruption within the tree, Cassandra's right hand and elbow had turned pitch black the moment she touched Rapunzel; Varian on the other hand was lucky that he was wearing a thick pair of gloves that protected his hands from suffering the same injury. Because Rapunzel's hair reacted differently to the Moonstone incantation than it did with the Healing incantation, it indicates that Rapunzel's hair may have other magical abilities and possibly other kinds of incantation songs that unlocks them. Since "Cassandra's Revenge" reveals the existence of two other incantations that work with the Sun-Drop and Moonstone, the fourth one unlocks the true power of the Sun-Drop within Rapunzel, which causes her both her hair and eyes to glow the same yellow color glow as the glow from singing the healing incantation, but unlike the second incantation Rapunzel is able to gain some control of herself after singing the forth incantation, along with it giving her the strength to fight the full force of the Moonstone's power was it become unlocked by the third incantation.
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.
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 powers. Viewed in this light, such an effort was a once-off ability.
Although incredibly naïve, in her own way Rapunzel is quite intelligent, However she is obviously more book-smart than streets-smart. Having being locked in a tower her whole life, the only entertainment she had was intellectual and artistic. She is an avid reader, having taught herself skills like cooking, baking from books. Her quick thinking helps get her and Flynn out of a number of situations, though her naivety can sometimes cloud her judgment. She is an excellent artist, and is shown to be filling her tower with wall to wall murals, as well as the floor and ceiling, including a fully accurate astronomical map. Rapunzel is also seen as a very hard worker as shown in "When Will My Life Begin" and always finishes all her chores before her mother arrives to the tower.
Though the least prevalent in weaponry (next to Hiccup), Rapunzel has been shown to hold her own, using her hair as a whip and a method of healing if injured. She's also shown to use her frying pan to incredibly effective use.
Role in the Crossover
Rapunzel is the sweetheart of the group and has her friend's backs no matter what. Because she is shown to have her long blonde hair with all magical abilities intact in most fanfiction and fanart, she has the power to heal her friends if they ever were to get hurt, making her a valuable asset to the group. In many fan works. She is the healer and emotional support of the group. Her kingdom's sun crest is seen as her personal mark.
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(Concept Art sketched and submitted for original film is credited to Glen Keane and Tony Smeed)