The effect Rapunzel's power has is based on empathic resonance between power source and receiving party.Things were easier with a flower, which had no conscious judgement on right or wrong. Hair, tears and so on are just mediums through which the power propagates, what matters is the intent to heal on behalf of source, i.e. Rapunzel. And vice versa - if Mother had tried healing herself after she was outed as a kidnapper, she probably would have been burned to a crisp. This leaves a wide field for application of her power when she gets older and more familiar with using and controlling it - from mass healing to heating hydroponic domes to... military application. Further consequences range from messianism and establishing a new religion with Rapunzel as primary deity (or, perhaps reforming the sun worship cult that is already present?) to World War 0 and freaking magical armageddon.
Rapunzel is a Spirt-using Moroi from the  series.Gothel would 'spike' her food with small amounts of blood, just enough to keep her alive.
Possible descendants of Eugene and Rapunzel include...Mako and Bolin, because it's just too cool to not be true. Bolin has Rapunzel's ability to keep smiling despite an unhappy childhood, and Mako dose look a bit like Eugene. According to a meme, he's also apparently inherited the Smolder. (The link would have been here but the URL was too bloody long, just search Google images if you want.) Also, behold their shared preference for free-spirited brunets who just happen to be the spirits of the sun and earth, respectively.
Mother Gothel's reprise of Mother Knows Best was a sexual metaphor.She claims that Flynn only wants one thing, which is the tiara, and that once he gets it, he'll leave Rapunzel, since he never really cared about her. Cuts deep, considering how much depth is put into the male characters in this story.
Rapunzel still retains solar powersIn the Tangled Ever After thingy, a beam of sunlight glows more intensely when she kisses Flynn, so she not only retains her magic, she probably can now externalise her powers.
Flynn's not an orphan; his parents are Tulio and Chel from The Road to El Dorado.Just look at the kid; he takes after his dad, right down to romantic and sexual tension with a green-eyed, fairly innocent blonde.
Flynn is Tulio and Miguel's child...Exhibit A◊
Alternately, Flynn is Miguel and Tulio’s son.The gods of El Dorado used their godly magic to give Tulio and Miguel a kid. After all Eugene means ‘good birth’, what’s a better birth than being created by gods?
Flynn is the son of Tulio with Miguel's sister.This exchange from The Road to El Dorado takes on a whole new meaning now.
Flynn's just the bastard son of Tulio and some other girl.Flynn had to get "The Smolder" from somewhere!
Rapunzel is descended from Miguel.At some point, Miguel seduced a married queen, and the resulting child is Rapunzel's ancestor.
Maximus is Altivo's descendant.Overly smart horse who acts like a dog, ho!
Maximus is the Captain of the Guard, not his riderSort of speaks for itself. Maximus is the one with the title and rank, not the guy riding him.
Flynn is the illegitimate son of a king of an adjacent kingdom several leagues away from Rapunzel's.This Wild Mass Guess(ing) was inspired by the description for Heroic Bastard on the main title page. Flynn's real name is Greek for "Born to Royalty," but he is raised in an orphanage. The film never suggests that he is a prince, although who knows with Flynn Rider!
Rapunzel is a descendant of Garnet and Zidane.Her full name is Rapunzel til Alexandros I, and she's the princess of Alexandria in an age when nonhumans have mainly formed their own nations and moved away from human settlements. The old name of Alexandria ceased to be applicable when their guardian Alexander was destroyed, and the city-state was renamed by a later generation after the sun-cult gained prominence.
The movie's name change was because of FlynnThe filmmakers realized that Flynn could just as easily be considered the main character as Rapunzel. He's the one who is given most of the significant growth and development, and most of the good lines. He is also the story's narrator. Why name the movie after the Princess when it could as easily be considered Flynn's story? So they re-named the film to be more ambiguous about the character focus.
Zeppelins!Two points are important here
Rapunzel and her family are descendants of Belle and The Beast aka "Adam" of Beauty and the Beast.Belle and Rapunzel are both brunettes. While Rapunzel is usually seen as blonde, that golden hair was magic; the brown hair was under the magic from the beginning. And there are hints of green in Belle's eyes. Also, the castle of Rapunzel's parents is similar in design of The Beast's enchanted castle in Beauty and the Beast. Word of God set Tangled in 1780. In Real Life, Belle and Adam would be at least grandparents by then. Maybe Rapunzel's mother married into the Kingdom of Corona.
Mother Gothel is a pseudonym for the evil queen in Snow White.She's been alive for hundreds of years. Obviously, she turned into an old woman. She survived the fall from the cliff, which turned out to be the same cliff where the flower was. If you look closely at the beginning of the movie, you'll see a large, spherical rock just like the one that was supposed to have crushed her. That was how she survived! With a magical flower to worry about, she didn't need to worry about Snow White's beauty, hence the happy ending (or middle). The evil queen got distracted like that because she had something that made her more beautiful than Snow White.
Rapunzel used her healing powers on Flynn while he was unconscious.Thus explaining how he was able to survive that "stuffed into the closet" montage and three concussions without brain damage or a broken neck.
The magic is still in Rapunzel, even though her hair is gone.Her hair was only one possible source. The reason her tears didn't power the magic before was because she wasn't singing then - when she healed Flynn, she'd just finished singing the song. If she removed her tear ducts, the magic would still need to get out, so it would transfer to the next most available body part.
The story takes place in AndalasiaThe king and queen are Edward and Nancy.
Whenever the healing magic is administered in liquid form, the recipient is given the healing power.Originally, a drop of sunlight fell onto a flower, creating the healing power. Later, the broth made from the flower was fed to the pregnant queen, and Rapunzel became the vessel for the healing power. Which leads me to...
Eugene now has Rapunzel's healing powers.Whether he took them entirely, or they just share the power now, I'm not sure. But Rapunzel's teardrop was bursting with the sunlight magic, and Flynn absorbed it the way the flower did in the beginning. And maybe it was just the bright lights, but his hair looked very blond for a moment while he was healing... maybe it will start growing in blond.
Rapunzel's hair doesn't grow once cut.Or very, very slowly, which is way that one snippet of brown hair she has is not the same length as the rest of her hair, and Rapunzel is going to have really short brown hair for the rest of her life, until it greys.
Instead of Rapunzel being related indirectly to Belle and Prince Adam of Beauty and the Beast, Eugene is.The conclusions are fairly easy to draw in this case, Eugene has brown eyes (which really aren't that far off from hazel eyes) and he kind of looks like Belle in a masculine type of way, and he has her yearning for adventure and a pure heart beneath his persona of Flynn Rider. Maybe his father Herbert is a dissolute grandson or son of Princess Belle and Prince Adam, to keep this WMG intertwined with the Heroic Bastard instance on the main title page.
Rapunzel is immortal.The healing powers of her tears are vastly more potent than that of her hair, and so by reason her tear glands alone would provide constant rejuvenation and an impressive healing factor even if none of her other bodily fluids or tissues have said properties. Consider if you will how little trouble she has running barefoot all day their first time she set foot outside of the tower.
Eugene's death was a Censor Decoy.They originally wanted to keep the love interest being blinded in the plot but assumed the Media Watchdogs would find it too graphic. So they changed it to having him stabbed, assuming they would be told that was too graphic, and they could "tone it down" to being blinded. This backfired, and the only thing they were ordered to do was to edit out all the blood that was originally on the knife.
The real reason why Tangled was in CGI. . .. . . Was so that all of the YouTubers that make animated crossover couples wouldn't be able to pair Rapunzel with Jim Hawkins. Until around Januray 2011, it failed.
The Tangle-Verse is an alternate history of Exalted.The golden sun from heaven was a Solar Exaltation, but it went astray and landed in a flower. Rapunzel is a Solar, probably a Zenith, judging from her royal background and the fact that she turns everyone to her cause (The thieves, the Horse, the people of the kingdom); Flynn is her Lunar Mate, definitely a Changing Moon caste from his survival and trickery background; and Gothel is a Sidereal Chosen of Secrets, hiding Rapunzel and manipulating everyone into helping her. The musical numbers are just specific expressions of Performance and Socialize in Social Combat. Plus, you know, the whole Sun motif of Rapunzel's kingdom.
Eugene writes self-insert Flynn Rider fanfics.The entire movie was one of them.
It's the same goddamn horse.There's a white horse in Sleeping Beauty. There's a white horse in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. There's a white horse in Mulan. There's a white horse in Tangled. Do they all look familiar? They all have the same design and the same personality. There's an immortal, white horse who spends his time fucking around in fairy tales, and its most recent name is Maximus.
Maximus is in fact an Assassin.Hence the white coat and the Le Parkour.
Maximus is Bad Horse.Starting as the idealistic officer of the law, his naive outlook was abruptly broken when he befriended a thief and allowed him to prosper. In a fit of self-loathing and disillusionment, he swore to devote himself to the cause of evil from that day on.
Maximus is Windstriker.Windstriker is closer to Miko in personality than originally apparent in OOTS, and after her fall and death, he became more obsessed with justice. Sent to the kingdom in the movie, he singled out Flynn as a proto-Belkar and was determined to nip that problem in the bud. After Flynn/Eugene fell in love with Rapunzel, Windstriker/Maximus realized his mistake and remembered how the rest of the OOTS weren't bad people, even if they weren't paladin-level good, and remembered why Miko fell. It also explains why he's so competent and intelligent; he used to be a paladin's celestial mount!
Rapunzel's kingdom is right next door to Stormhold.Diplomatic relations are really really easy, because it took the respective princess and queen about five minutes to make friends over the shared experience of being chased around by an old witch who needed them to restore her youth. Apparently it's just a thing in that part of the world.
Mother Gothel had another motive for keeping Rapunzel in the tower: love.In her hundreds of years of life, not only did she try to use the flower to stay beautiful, but she also fell in love many times and tried to be her best for the suitors, but they all dumped her like that! *snap!* Not only that, but her long life guaranteed her to out-live some of them! She kept up an optimistic attitude for decades until it became apparent that no man in history would ever truly love her, and so, by the time the power was transferred to Rapunzel, looks were the only thing important to her, and she held onto the power as long as possible. This also explains how she was so quick to distrust Flynn.
On the day of the lanterns there is amnesty to everyone inside the cities' bounds......As long as they don't try to pull anything during the festival itself. Hence why a known thief could stroll through the town without any worries. From dawn until the lanterns are down floating away he cannot be arrested unless he tried to steal/kill/rape etc. during the day itself. Granted there are probably some rules concerning people who hurt other people (kill/attack/rape etc.) but a "mere" thief would have no worries until the lanterns were gone.
Upon the return of his daughter, the King issued a general pardon to criminals in the kingdom.Related to the above; this explains why a convicted criminal who was sentenced to be executed gets the chance to woo the King's daughter and the (for all their Hidden Depths presumably) criminal patrons of the Snuggly Duckling get the chance to pursue their dreams of becoming concert pianists and falling in love and... being mimes, and generally are allowed to mingle with the rest of the kingdom afterwards; their respective slates were wiped clean. Upon being given a second chance to have a daughter and a family, the King was inspired to generally pay it forward and offer a second chance to those who needed one (with, presumably, a few particularly serious or heinous exceptions being excluded from the general amnesty).
The "sunlight drop" is actually the blood of a deity (not necessarily a solar one).In classical mythology, the blood of the gods was a golden liquid with similar properties to the ones depicted. Ence, probably a god got killed or something at the beginning and one of the drops fell on a random flower.
The "sunlight drop" was actually the physical representation of a gift of Pelor.And was aimed from the skies to make a queen feel better and create an incarnation of Pelor himself.
As far as light magic goes, the one depicted is quite weak.Yellow is actually quite low on the light spectrum; the drop in the movie would most likely be crap when compared to a blue or violet sunlight drop, which are higher on the light spectrum (blue fire is hotter than yellow fire, after all).
Borrowing from the above Troper's WMG, other colors would have stronger or weaker powers.Since yellow light can bring the dead back to life properly, red light would only sort of do this. Ergo, zombies.
Also Borrowing from the above troper, there are other Sun Flowers around the kingdom.It's just that no one recognises them because the sun is yellow, so a flower from the sun could only be yellow. Not so. On the day the yellow sun drop fell, many other drops of sun fell too, far enough apart to not be noticed, in all different colours. Now they grow all around the place, hidden in plain sight. OR the drops could have landed on other plants, making Sun Trees and Sun Patches of Grass. Awesome if the drop that hit grass was green, because then no one would be able to find it.
Eugene Fitzherbert=Ezio Auditore. Ezio got tired of sneaking up behind guys and ramming hidden blades through their throats and decided to go on a vacation to another kingdom. So he dropped his Italian accent and got a different name. You can tell who he is because A) He has significant Le Parkour skills B) He is a Loveable Rogue and a womanizer C) Even in this movie, he still has to fight or avoid guards who wear red D) When he and Rapunzel make it to the kingdom, he actually tears down a poster to reduce his NOTORIETY. Presumably, most of the people in that kingdom could actually read, which explains the lack of heralds that would need to be bribed. Also, he didn't feel like shanking officials and dropping their remains into haystacks or wells.
Related to the above theory that the magic's still in Rapunzel...Just because her hair doesn't light up, her tears did heal him a damn sight better than the hair probably could had. This means that the power which was there from birth is internal. Her blood could probably heal people too! Now, before anyone thinks "oooh tasty vampire snack" remember that the flower is the embodiment of solar magic. Her blood would probably taste divine but be as lethal to vamps.
"Flynn Rider" is that world's equivalent to "The Dread Pirate Roberts".The name is a legacy name, going down through the generations. Unlike the DPR's name, though, "Flynn Rider" isn't necessarily given to people, it just has a habit of being picked up. Granted, there was a real Flynn Rider once upon a time, but that was a long time ago- long enough that the collected stories of all the Flynn Riders are legends and stories. On this note, further wmging is required, and thus I posit that Eugene's real father was one of the men who picked up the Flynn Rider persona. Using this persona, he seduced a woman, and she bore his son without telling him about it, instead placing the son in an orphanage, and donating a copy of a Flynn Rider book to said orphanage so her son would be able to read about "his" father when he grew up. Because it was 'his' book of sorts, Eugene grew up reading it, and when it was time to reinvent himself, he inadvertently named himself after his fathernote .
Flynn is the Prince of Persia.Transported to the future after messing with the dagger a few too many times. Because seriously, look at that resemblance! And the climbing!
Alternatively, Flynn is Nathan Drake's ancestor.For much the same reasons.
Rapunzel's hair doesn't lose its healing power when cut.It just stops glowing. Nobody ever tried to use the healing power with her cut hair, at least not while singing the whole song; note that Gothel stops singing as soon as the hair changes colour.
One of Rapunzel's descendants is Mama Odie.Because light magic.
Rapunzel's healing powers change depending on what part of the song is emphasized.They either can be used to bring back something lost (like beauty) or heal wounds depending on which line of the song is stressed.
Maximus is descended from/is one of Prince Humperdinck's white horses.
Maximus deliberately acts like a dog sometimes and a human others, because he wants to excel at everything.He doesn't just want to outdo the other horses, but the hunting dogs and the soldiers as well. Why did the royal guards not bring hounds to help sniff out Flynn Rider? Because all the hounds had already been put out of a job by Maximus!
The flower was the work of the High Council as was the rest of the movie
Gothel's relationship to RapunzelShe actually does love Rapunzel but not in the way that most people would love another. In fact she loves Rapunzel in the same way she loved her flower, as her closest companion. She is shown to pamper and protect the flower as if it was her own daughter, and when it was stolen from her she was devastated. When she learned that they had destroyed her only friend to save the queen she began to despise the kingdom. And she then takes Rapunzel as her new flower, which she loves just as strong. Her motivation during the movie is never to hurt or imprison Rapunzel, but to protect her from those who had destroyed the only other thing she loved. She really does want to keep her safe and away from the evils of the outside world, something she couldn't do for her precious flower.
The King is in fact the Burger King.Come on, don't tell me I'm the only one who sees the resemblance.
Maximus isn't really a horse.Maximus is really a human, the reason he's a horse in the movie is just Flynn being an Unreliable Narrator to have a little laugh at Max's expense.
Time passes differently in the Tangled universe.Most likely, quite possibly six months or so pass in the course of a "day". This explains the use of a Three-Month-Old Newborn and Fourth Date Marriage: The well-paced character and relationship development is reasonable in Tangled's world despite taking place in a day or a couple of days.
The entire movie is Flynn reading the storybook of his and Rapunzel's adventure to the current orphans of the orphanage he used to live in.Rapunzel illustrated their story and helped Flynn with some of the establishing details (like the magic flower in the beginning and Rapunzel seeing the lights as a little girl). Flynn always used to read to the younger kids, after all. His narration (obviously) is geared toward kids, especially the happily ever after ending.
Similar to the above, but Flynn is relating the story to his and Rapunzel's own kidsEssentially, this is the Disney Princess equivalent of How I Met Your Mother.
Rapunzel's children will all be blondies.Perhaps not with magical blonde hair, because power becomes less and less as it is distilled, but even still, maybe they could I dunno, heal the fireflies they accidentally squish. then when they get haircuts they become brunettes just like their mother. This also means that-
The magic of the flower is infused in Rapunzel's DNA.Think about it! She was unborn at the time her mother drank the tea made form the flower, So it could have latched on to her not quite formed DNA; kinda like spiderman, but with Rule Of Disney.
The Barbie version of Rapunzel influenced Tangled.I am not trying to troll, or promote Barbie, but there are quite a few similarities with both film versions.
The Sun is Rapunzel's Second Father,First we must assume that the drop of the Sun came to earth on purpose, primarily because otherwise it means that there are solar tears flying all over the place, and with so many going around all sorts of weird stuff would happen. Like flowers on Mars. But I digress. Second, if it was on purpose, then there has to be a reason it was sent, which implies that the Sun actually is a conscious being(not too far out in a Disney movie). Furthermore this implies that the Sun cares about what happens on the earth. When Rapunzel is born, she essentially has a second daddy! This leads us onwards to...
The Sun is a Physical God.Comparing the size differential between the sun and the drop of sun, the sun has the power to resurrect quintillions of humans without ever running dry. Furthermore, the presence of physical gods like this implies a far vaster universe than what was shown in the Tangled universe. One thing that springs to mind, for example, is the sickness of Rapunzel's mother. In a normal disney movie it might just be coincidence, but in a world where physical gods battle over the earth? I think not! It's clearly a plot by the Sun's polar opposite, the anthropomorphic personification of the Void, which also tends to represent sickness. Oddly enough this sickness attempted to strike when she was pregnant, and we all know that pregnant women have contractual plot immunity, so she couldn't have died until her daughter was born, meaning...
Rapunzel was meant to be the Anti-Christ.Clearly the Void intended her mother to die, and the powers of sickness and despair to be transferred to her harmless daughter. How would YOU grow up if your hair had the ability to kill anything it touched? Plus the whole 'corrupted by evil' thing. In addition, the King quickly would have fallen into despair, since its shown that only the queen keeps him from it in the movie. Eventually the now evil father and daughter duo would go to war and invade the world. BUT!
Rapunzel's Hair was a single move in the Sun's ancient plan to save the world.A long time ago, the Void must have convinced or tricked the Sun into only using tiny forces to influence the world. Therefore, the Sun was what ended up dragging Flynn and Rapunzel together, culminating in the loss of her hair and the ultimate loss of her possibly evil influence. Either that or the Sun just enjoys its little games. Either way, with Rapunzel out of the picture, they're free to start up another game, either in this kingdom or somewhere else. The cycle will repeat again...
Maximus is a Companion.A completely white horse of human intelligence, defending his kingdom against those he considers a threat, and capable of physical feats that no ordinary horse could possibly accomplish. The only thing that dissuades him from his unrelenting pursuit is a idealistic, pure-of-heart young person who Maximus decides is worthy of his help. (Note that it is not unheard of for a Companion to pretend to be a horse in order to accomplish a goal—Kantor did just that to get to his intended Chosen—so Maximus's working as a guard's horse at the beginning was just him biding his time until he could accomplish his goals.) The question is: did Maximus Choose Rapunzel, Flynn, or is he still waiting for another Chosen? He became "tame" for Rapunzel, but it was Flynn that he was pursuing the entire movie, and Flynn who he directly came to rescue when both were in trouble. Regardless of which one he Chose, this would help explain how Rapunzel was so readily accepted as the lost princess and how Flynn's crimes were completely forgotten—a Companion vouching for them would go a long way.
The Queen knew Rapunzel was still alive all along.Generally, mothers have a bond with their children like no other kind. It's how they know their children as well as they do. In this case, Rapunzel and the Queen didn't have a great deal of time to bond and know each other outside of the womb, but the link is still there in some small little form. This is why the Queen was able to keep hold of her hope that Rapunzel would eventually come back, she knew deep down her daughter was out there somewhere.
Pascal and Maximus both used to be human.They both have very high levels of intelligence for animals. Maximus seems to listen mostly to Pascal, if you look, you can see that he backs off from Flynn when Pascal catches him, and when Pascal makes the same gesture as Rapunzel. Finally, Mother Gothel doesn't know about Pascal, so he couldn't have been a gift from her. Corona appears to be in a climate similiar to Germany. WHERE DID RAPUNZEL MANAGE TO GET A CHAMELEON?!
Maximus is a Shinigami.And if he doesn't have a constant supply of apples he twists himself into a pretzel.
Flynn used to be a hairdresser.How else was he able to cut Rapunzel's hair into such a perfect bob using just a shard of mirror? Alternately, he discovered his natural ability after this event, and decided to open his own salon.
Rapunzel's hair will never grey.The bit of short, brown hair is still just as brown as the rest of her hair turns. Since it doesn't grow, it won't start growing out low- and no-melanin strands. Since it doesn't seem to fade, she won't turn grey.
Rapunzel's tears aren't magic....her eyelashes are. When she cried, the tear ran through her eyelashes, which, of course, are made of HAIR, and that's where her healing magic came from. All her hair is magic, not just her head hair. Yes, even... 'that' hair
Flynn is somehow related to Jack Harkness....it's a WMG.
Rapunzel's hair will grow back without the magic in her hair.Hair doesn't stop growing in real life and I distinctly remember that she never said that it wouldn't grow back just that once it's cut it loses its magic.
Max is somehow related to Princess Celestia.It would explain his awesomeness. He's just under the guise of a normal horse. He has magical powers, but he hasn't used them (on-screen) yet because he hasn't needed to.
Flynn is a descendant of Chuck Bartowski.
Forte and Mother Gothel were lovers.
The magic works like a drug, becoming less effective and more addictive with each use.
Mother Gothel took a page out of Frollo's pagebook.
Before their engagement could be announced officially Eugene had to do social service to all the people he robbed.
Rapunzel is a Doll.
Pascal was not Rapunzel's first pet.
In the kingdom, you now need a license to own and use a frying pan.
Gothel and Rapunzel's father were once lovers.
The crown represents virginity.As discussed on another page, the crown probably is supposed to be her virginity. In the campfire scene, take it with that context. Yeah. Mother Gothel tells her that Flynn is only after one thing and once he gets it, he will leave her. Rapunzel's hair can also be seen as a symbol of her virginity, having gotten its power from a magic flower. Thus, Flynn "deflowered" her when he slashed her hair with a pointy object. It's even worse if you listen to the reprise of "Mother Knows Best" on the soundtrack. Without almost totally visual context, this is exactly what it sounds like. This is even worse when you think back to the original story. Not to mention the scene where the Stabbington brothers encounter Rapunzel and try to capture her. The ominous atmosphere made it seem more like they were trying to rape her. This adds a even creepier factor to the Stabbington Brothers' "We want her" line. It's already pretty misinterpretable, but they want her 'magic hair', when they first wanted the 'crown'.
The Stabbington Brothers coerced Flynn to join with them
The teardrop that healed Eugene... is actually the drop of sunlight that made the flower magical in the first place.
Going from above, Tangled, Brave, How to Train Your Dragon and Rise of the Guardians all take place in the same universe.This is also posted on the other WMG pages. Considering the amount of crossover fanfictions that involve two, three or all four of these movies, plus the pairings(Mericup, Hicpunzel, Jackpunzel, Jackcupp etc.) My guess is that these are the best CGI films to come out in the last four years. In some cases, you can add Harry Potter to the mix for some extra fun.(This troper is doing a story with all of these, plus another movie thrown in)
Vladmir (the guy who collects ceramic unicorns) is a brony.He just happens to prefer unicorns.
The 'droplet of sunlight' is made of the same substance that makes Time Lords regenerate.Flynn's return from the dead is not entirely different from a Time Lord's regeneration, with lots of golden light pouring out everywhere. It helps restore youth and life to the user, causing them to live long lives, brings people back from even the verge of death and, as Gothel found out, if you run out of 'lives', that's it. How it got to Earth is unknown (although I wouldn't be surprised if the Time War was involved somehow) and it doesn't have quite the same effect on humans as it does on Gallifreyians (for one thing, it apparently causes unnaturally long hair growth in human females), but there are certain similarities. The 'droplet of the sun' legend, of course, sprung up because humans of that era had no understanding of Gallifreyian biodata or whatever it was. This, of course, makes it entirely possible that Rapunzel, Gothel and / or Flynn are or somehow became... no, I'm not gonna go there. You can thank me later.
"Tangled" is "Stardust" after 100+ year of oral traditionThe events of "Stardust" were passed down in legend and tradition, with a few elements changing and being simplified along the way. Instead of an immortal, fallen star, Yvaine becomes a princess who was given life by a drop of sun. The three witches who sought out her power are condensed to one witch, who acts as a jealous guardian of her treasure. Captain Shakespeare and Tristan Thorn are fused into one stylish, but good-hearted thief who works with the star/sun/princess at first out of need, then grows to love her. The lantern festival is the Market Day near Wall, spruced up in many years of telling.
Just throwing this Crack Pairing out here ...Maximus and Maplehoof. That will be all.
Tangled occurs in one of the alternate universes of BioShock Infinite."There is always a man, a city, a lighthouse, and a girl to rescue."
Eugene and Rapunzel are this universe's versions of Booker and Elizabeth.And since they aren't related, they're allowed to earn their happy ending.
Rapunzel is the cousin of Anna and Elsa.Rapunzel's mother and Idun, the Queen of Arendelle, both look similar. Maybe they're sisters, and that's yet another reason why Rapunzel and Eugene were at Elsa's coronation.
Rapunzel was going to cut her own hair, but Eugene beat her to it.Actually going to write a fanfic based on this idea, so I might as well post it here. Rapunzel wasn't just going to spend the rest of her life (possibly an eternity) as Gothel's life-extension battery. She planned to cut her own hair immediately after healing Eugene, thus making herself useless to Gothel, thus depriving Gothel of the reason to keep her around. However, Eugene almost ruined everything by cutting her hair before she could heal him, and only a Deus ex Machina in the form of the tear saved him.