Fan Fic / Rapunzel Goes Home

Rapunzel Goes Home extended edition is a Tangled fanfiction by bStomhands. It details the events leading from Rapunzel and Flynn escaping the tower and the fall out and emotional turmoil of rebuilding the royal family.

Now with a sequel called Roused which has Rapunzel coming to counsel Princess Aurora and ties up some loose ends from Sleeping Beauty.

Rapunzel Goes Home provides examples of:

  • After Action Patch Up: In Roused after a chase scene in the forest.
  • Backstory: Plenty of secondary and primary characters get quite a lot.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: The King and Queen are fair and kind rulers, but they become very, very scary when Rapunzel is threatened.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Let's just say Gothel's lucky she aged to death before the King and Queen got to her.
  • Darker and Edgier: For being based on Disney princesses, this goes to some really dark places.
  • Deconstruction Fic: Roused in particular deconstructs the "Happily Ever After" Disney standard and shows a lot more baggage that needs to be dealt with.
  • Dissonant Serenity: The Queen is eerily calm when she describes her planned punishment for her daughter's kidnapper. It takes it nearly into Nightmare Fuel territory.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Roused introduces the Goon Queen, a giant monster living under the Forbidden Mountain that gives birth to Maleficent's goons.
  • For Want of a Nail: The characters have nightmares of different horrible ways Tangled could have ended because of minor changes. Rapunzel lost the flag and never got her memories back; the mirror never broke and Flynn couldn't cut her hair; Rapunzel's hair is never ever cut and creates a world where nobody can ever die.
  • Grand Theft Me: In Roused, Maleficent tries to do this with Princess Aurora.
  • The "I Love You" Stigma: The trauma of Gothel's betrayal makes Rapunzel very uncomfortable telling anyone she loves them or hearing them say they love her.
  • Mama Bear: Rapunzel's mother, Queen Rebecca.
  • Ninja Maid: The royal family has a whole group of these, known as the Lock Maids. Margaret, Rapunzel's primary maid, is particularly good with throwing knives.
  • Start of Darkness: Of Maleficent.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: The King has this reaction to the Three Good Fairies from Sleeping Beauty after she's traumatized by their deception of being her aunts.