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.
- Artistic License – Biology: In chapter 45. Queen Rebecca suspects that Rapunzel and Eugene had sex that night at the campfire because she believes that because of the way Rapunzel's eating, the only logical explanation is pregnancy, despite both a doctor and the orphanage headmistress both informing her that Rapunzel is still a virgin. She also mentions that because she has birthed fourteen children (Rapunzel being the only one that survived past infancy) she knows just about everything about pregnancy and childbirth, so you'd think that she'd know that no-one shows signs of pregnancy until 4 weeks in. According to Eugene in this chapter, he has only known Rapunzel for four days! On a small side note, Rapunzel is not pregnant.
- 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.