Fanfic Recs / Tangled

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Authors, and Websites

  • Recommended by sardns
  • P.I.D is definitely one of the best authors when it comes to Tangled fan fiction. S/He only writes one shots, and all of them are worth a read. All characters are portrayed perfectly, and the situations in which they are written in are very entertaining. Pretty much exclusively of the romance/humor/heartwarming genre.

  • Recommended by SMARTALIENQT
  • S/He is brilliant at character portrayal. She balances motivations, personalities, and relationships perfectly, and is just a good writer in general, with dynamic and enthralling storylines, even if it's just a one shot.

  • Recommended by SMARTALIENQT
  • Definitely one of, if not the most, popular Tangled authors. His stories "What You Don't Know" and "Trust Me" have racked up hundreds of reviews, and for very good reason: they are fantastic. His character's personalities are spot-on, his development is wonderful, his pacing is perfect, and his writing itself is incredible.

  • Recommended by Alyssa Macki
  • He writes very good Tangled stories. His 'Rapunzel Goes Home extended edition" is by far one of the greatest stories I've read Period, and his "Abusing Hair Power" was so chillingly cruel I was glad for the ending. All of his are worth a read, they're just amazing.

  • Recommended by Wolfram And Hart
  • She writes some very well thought out AU fics. She has a real talent for taking the light Disney fun and making a dark but believable story out of it. "Bad Influence" is probably her best.

Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

Unconditional by imforever
  • Recommended by sardns
  • Synopsis: "Flynn Rider never had a mother. That doesn't mean he envied Rapunzel for having two."

Playing Flynn Rider by P.I.D
  • Recommended by SMARTALIENQT, Aromli
  • Synopsis: "Pascal's angry because Flynn locked him out of his and Rapunzel's bedroom. Rated T because nothing's explicit, but there's a heckuva lot implied."

Of Mathematicians And Lizards by A. Kingsleigh
  • Recommended by peppermintflame
  • Synopsis: "Left alone in her tower with only a dreary book for company, six-year-old Rapunzel makes an astonishing discovery."

Catching Rider by Wicked42.
  • Recommended by peppermintflame
  • Synopsis: "A disgruntled palace guard captures Flynn Rider, but he's missing a few details. Like the fact that Rider is dating the princess, for example. One shot."

That One Thing by Wicked42.
  • Recommended by peppermintflame
  • Synopsis: "Flynn has a little talk with the king, man to man."

Contractions and Split Infinitives by P.I.D
  • Recommended by sardns, Red-Dead-Redeemer
  • Synopsis: "Rapunzel is intimidated when she is finally given the opportunity to meet other princesses. Mostly humor, but there's some mild romance."

Knots by thefireplanet
  • Recommended by SMARTALIENQT
  • Synopsis: "Before Flynn there was Eugene, before the floating lights there were the stars, before Rapunzel there was a baby girl, and before Mother there was Gothel; a story of beginnings, before things were just plain tangled."

Inimical by Maya Sushi
  • Recommended by SMARTALIENQT
  • Synopsis: "Flynn Ryder didn't have to think about these things. Flynn Ryder didn't have to think about these things because his life was wonderful, perfect. Eugene Fitzherbert did, because his life wasn't. It hurt so much to be Eugene again, Flynn hated it."

Flynnigan Ryder vs Eugene Fitzherbert by Duchess Sophie von Teschen
  • Recommended by Fambera
  • Synopsis: "Eugene, are you threatened by this?" She waves the literature around in the air to prove her point. "You can tell me."

Bump in the Night by Miranda Priestly
  • Recommended by SMARTALIENQT
  • Synopsis: Little Rapunzel is afraid of thunder.

The Memoirs of Mother Gothel by Cookie Van De Kamp
  • Recommended by Adele Potter
  • Synopsis: A post-mortem Gothel tries to make amends.

A New Tangled Tale by Robina Snyder
  • Recommended by Tropers/Parexemple
  • Synopsis: What happens after "The End", but before "Happily Ever After"? After Rapunzel disappeared a new heir was selected. Now he is planning to overthrow Rapunzel before she's even had time to prove herself. A more realistic look at Tangled.

The Other Tower by Sins of Angels
  • Recommended by Wolfram And Hart
  • Synopsis: Rapunzel has locked herself in, but Eugene keeps knocking.

dark come soon(I'm almost there) by kittu9
  • Recommended by Chocolate Crow
  • Synopsis: Rapunzel grew up in relative isolation, with a woman who brushed off every question at every turn. That didnít really stop her from asking them.

Super by Airplane
  • Recommended by: Komodo Classic
  • Synopsis: Rapunzel's an honorable, crime fighting hero. And she's having a tryst. With a cat burglar. Superhero AU.
  • Notes: An AU in which the Disney Princesses are superheroes, and Flynn Rider, cat burglar, is Rapunzel's nemesis. An extremely entertaining story with appearances by characters from many different Disney films.
  • Warnings: Nonexplicit sex in chapter 3, mentions of torture and medical experimentation, some violence (because of superhero activity).

Stories that crossover with other series.

Bravely Tangled Up with Dragons by x-X-The D'Arch Angel-X-x
  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Crossover with: Tangled, Brave, How to Train Your Dragon.
  • Synopsis: The day before Hiccup's final dragon training test, Astrid never finds him in the woods. He suits up, packs up, and heads for the sky. Across the ocean, princess Merida runs away, wishing for anything in the world to change her fate. A hop, a skip, and a boat ride away, Rapunzel with her magic hair just can't wait to finally be free.
  • Comments: This is an awesome crossover with three popular movies.
  • It has its own tropes page, here.

Heaven's Light by Finmonster
  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Synopsis: This is the tale of a meeting between two dreamers. It is a tale of love and acceptance. Of obsession and greed. Of a princess and a witch. A knight and his steed. A thief and a dancer. But most of all, it is a tale of man and a monster.
  • Comments: One of the most perfect fused stores I have every read. The plot was well written and everyone was in character and interact greatly.
  • It has its own tropes page, here.

Seven Days in Corona by Finmonster
  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Crossover with: Brave
  • Synopsis: It's been almost a year since the events that changed Rapunzel's life forever, and she's beginning to get a handle on what being a princess is truly about. But is she ready to meet someone of equal standing or will the fiery Highlander be more than she can handle? Sequel to Heaven's Light and prequel to the Dragon and the Bow.

The Flower of Columbia by A. Kingsleigh
  • Crossover with: BioShock Infinite
  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: There's always a man, a lighthouse, a city...and sometimes there's a girl with magic hair. A combination of Tangled and Bioshock Infinite.

Tangled Adventures In Arendelle by Doctor Darth
  • Crossover with: Frozen
  • Recommended by CMR Rosa, Eric W
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Inspired by a very brief scene in Frozen, the main characters of Tangled and Frozen meet and hijinks ensue. Takes place after the events of Tangled, during the events of Frozen, and eventually after the events of Frozen.

Man to Man by celestial1
  • Crossover with: Frozen
  • Recommended by CMR Rosa, Red-Dead-Redeemer
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In which the Prince of Corona is suspicious of the Prince of the Southern Islands, and his suspicions are proven correct.

Friendly Advice by Center of the Galaxy
  • Crossover with: Frozen
  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • ''Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Falling in love with the princess and earning her love in return? That was the easy part. It was all the duties of being the princess' consort that was the hard part. Lucky for Kristoff, there's someone else who's been through this exact same thing to help him through it. *one-shot, post both movies*

The Tanged Princess Bride by Wolfram-and-Hart-Sauron
  • Crossover with: The Princess Bride
  • Recommended by Alyssa Macki, torik, Red-Dead-Redeemer
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The King of Corona reads his grandchildren an inconceivable bedtime story about Rapunzel and Flynn Rider with fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, and miracles.
  • Comments: A great story, mixing Tangled and Princess Bride humor to brilliant effect.
  • Now has it's own tropes page here

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Nightmares by Wicked42
  • Recommended by SMARTALIENQT
  • Synopsis: "Tangled oneshot. Rapunzel has lingering feelings about Gothel. Rider x Rapunzel fluff."

A Month and Three Days by Enchantable
  • Recommended by inklesspen
  • Synopsis: "It takes a month and three days for Eugene to dream about the tower."

Campanula by Enchantable
  • Recommended by SMARTALIENQT
  • Synopsis: "Rapunzel's first day as a Princess does not go exactly as planned. Luckily her Rogue is there to help along the way."

Tangled Up In Your Love by AngieGrizz
  • Recommended by SMARTALIENQT
  • Synopsis: ""And at last I see the light..." A series of Rapunzel / Flynn one-shots. Set before, during, and after the movie. Ratings will vary. Please read and review!"

I'm Where I Meant To Go by vega-de-la-lyre
  • Recommended by peppermintflame
  • Synopsis: "Ye gods, he thinks, look at what she's done to him."

Flynn Ryder and the Beautiful Princess by Enchantable
  • Recommended by SMARTALIENQT
  • Synopsis: "Rapunzel finds a more mature Flynn Ryder tale in the library and finds her own 'Flynn' more than willing to try some of it out."

What You Don't Know by Airplane
  • Recommended by SMARTALIENQT, Kilyle, SuddenFrost
  • Synopsis: "It's become very clear to Eugene that Rapunzel has little to no understanding of amorous affection."

The Carriage Ride by P.I.D
  • Recommended by sardns
  • Synopsis: "Flynn had been looking forward to a carriage ride with Rapunzel, but when the day actually comes it doesn't go quite as he expected."

Hangman's Noose by doodlegirll
  • Recommended by SMARTALIENQT
  • Synopsis: "Judgment day had finally caught up to Flynn Rider, and he couldn't be more terrified. Rapunzel saved him once, but this time, he's not so sure magic glowing hair or tears are going to be able to save him from the gallows..."

Snip by Evelynn
  • Recommended by SMARTALIENQT
  • Synopsis: "It was the first time she saw her hair after theÖ incident."

Freudian by Fabulist
  • Recommended by Marlee Cross, Chelzero
  • Synopsis: "*AU* Flynn Rider's terms of parole include going to therapy, and they don't expressly forbid hanging around with that one awkward graffiti girl."
  • Visit its trope page here.

All That Really Mattered by Sheep 1215
  • Recommended by Power Flower Peanut
  • Synopsis: Rapunzel and Eugene find out that Rapunzel is going to have to marry a prince named Robert, and this leads to a lot of problems. Better than it sounds.

Rapunzel Goes Home by bStormhands
  • Recommended by Wolfram And Hart
  • Synopsis: Where Rapunzel proves she is the Lost Princess and becomes a part of her own family again.
  • Now with its own page here!

A Royal Romance by GarvinMark
  • Recommended by Outlaws Daughter
  • Synopsis: "The prince needs a wife. He does not want one, but dolefully allows his mother to call in contestants from all over. Then, unexpectedly, he meets the girl of his dreams. They strike up a friendship, and gradually start to fall for each other..." The love story of Rapunzel's parents, the King and Queen.

He's A Rebel by justadram.
  • Recommended by Bulletproof Idea
  • Synopsis: Rapunzel's misguided and occasionally brilliant attempts at securing Eugene's heart as inspired by the sage advice of The Crystals, The Ronettes, The Shirelles, and other hopelessly naïve Girl Groups of the 50's and 60's. A series of misadventures following Rapunzel's return as a princess to Flynn's marriage proposal. They can be read as a series of shorts, or as a single story. And it is beautiful in every meaning of the word.