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* DeathGlare[=/=]KubrickStare[=/=]TraitorShot: The last shot of the episode is Varian, after the DarkReprise of his song, with his forehead lowered and looking directly into the camera with a rather displeased expression and his FaceFramedInShadow, when he is next to the encased form of his father.


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* KubrickStare: The last shot of the episode is Varian, after the DarkReprise of his song, with his forehead lowered and looking directly into the camera with a rather displeased expression and his FaceFramedInShadow, when he is next to the encased form of his father.


* DeathGlare[=/=]KubrickStare[=/=]TraitorShot: The last shot of the episode is Varian, after the DarkReprise of his song, with his forehead lowered and looking directly into the camera with a rather displeased expression and his FaceFramedInShadow, when he is is next to the encased form of his father.

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* DeathGlare[=/=]KubrickStare[=/=]TraitorShot: The last shot of the episode is Varian, after the DarkReprise of his song, with his forehead lowered and looking directly into the camera with a rather displeased expression and his FaceFramedInShadow, when he is is next to the encased form of his father.


* DescentIntoDarknessSong: Varian's song, which was originally chipper at wanting to have his dad see him for what he really is, ultimately descends into a more sinister tone during the DarkReprise.



* RuleOfThree: During "I’ve Got This", Rapunzel encounters three of the townsfolk with issues of their own. She comes up with solutions for each of them, but they end up causing bigger problems.

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* RuleOfThree: During "I’ve "I've Got This", Rapunzel encounters three of the townsfolk with issues of their own. She comes up with solutions for each of them, but they end up causing bigger problems.


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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Frederic and Arianna leaving Rapunzel in charge while they go away causes her to make more problems out of her suggestions for the townsfolk. It also eventually causes Corona to be at its weakest state thus initiating Zhan Tiri's blizzard curse. Also, Rapunzel being forced to turn her back on Varian is what causes him to have a StartOfDarkness.

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* BookEnds: The special starts and ends in Old Corona.

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** When we first met Varian, the inside of his lab is a vibrant brown; when he accidentally traps Quirin in the amber, it is a very dark blue hue, which gives viewers a MoodLighting hint toward his vengeance.


* RuleOfThree: During “I’ve Got This”, Rapunzel encounters three of the townsfolk with issues of their own. She comes up with solutions for each of them, but they end up causing bigger problems.

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** Varian is the only citizen who did not bother to evacuate the island, instead going straight for home to find his father frozen.
** And when all of this is over with, Varian's is the only problem that wasn't solved, thus leading to his StartOfDarkness.
* RuleOfThree: During “I’ve "I’ve Got This”, This", Rapunzel encounters three of the townsfolk with issues of their own. She comes up with solutions for each of them, but they end up causing bigger problems.


* RapidFireNo: Varian lets one out when he returns to his cottage to find Quirin encased in amber as a result of his failed attempt to stop the rocks.

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* RapidFireNo: Varian lets one out when Rapunzel says she cannot come to his aid because of the blizzard. He lets out another when he returns to his cottage to find Quirin encased in amber as a result of his failed attempt to stop the rocks.



** While Varian is delivering his WhamLine, his pet raccoon Rudiger backs away under a table in complete fear, knowing what's happening isn't gonna be good.

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** While Varian is delivering his WhamLine, his pet raccoon Rudiger Ruddiger backs away under a table in complete fear, knowing what's happening isn't gonna be good.good.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The trailer spoils the climax with the Demanitus Device activating and ending the blizzard.

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** Among the citizens, Varian is the only one who does not evacuate the island, instead going right to his cottage unnoticed to find his father frozen in amber in his absence. This is a clue that he only cares about himself.


* EndlessWinter: The blizzard that came was the result of an ancient, unworldly curse that was cast by an evil wizard named Xan Tiri. According to legend, the blizzard would strike when Corona is at it's weakest, and will last until the whole kingdom is destroyed.

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* EndlessWinter: The blizzard that came was the result of an ancient, unworldly curse that was cast by an evil wizard named Xan Zhan Tiri. According to legend, the blizzard would strike when Corona is at it's its weakest, and will last until the whole kingdom is destroyed.


** Averted by the ending credits. After the dramatic and chilling ending, rather than the usual pop music for the credits, a more somber theme plays.

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** Averted by the ending credits. After the dramatic and chilling ending, rather than cutting to the usual happy pop music for the credits, a more somber theme plays.


When her parents go away for two days, Corona is left to Rapunzel, but then she has to contend with a destructive snow blizzard. She hears of a legend that this catastrophic weather has to do with an ancient curse, and could mean the end of Corona. Frederic and Arianna get stuck in the snow storm and are in danger. Meanwhile, the black spiked rocks are still multiplying and Varian must find a way to deal with them before they destroy all of Corona, while his father opposes him investigating it further. He reaches out to Rapunzel for help, but this happens at the worst time possible as she has to deal with the decision of whether to evacuate Corona or not.

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When her parents go away for two days, Corona is left to Rapunzel, but then she has to contend with a destructive snow blizzard. She hears of a legend that this catastrophic weather has to do with an ancient curse, and could mean the end of Corona. Frederic and Arianna get stuck in the snow storm and are in danger. danger, leaving Eugene to form a search party and save them.

Meanwhile, the black spiked rocks are still multiplying and Varian must find a way to deal with them before they destroy all of Corona, while his father opposes him investigating it further. He reaches out to Rapunzel for help, but this happens at the worst time possible as she has to deal with the decision of whether to evacuate Corona or not.



* CerebusSyndrome: This episode marks the point where the series shifts from a SliceOfLife to a more story-heavy show.



** Rapunzel is forced to turn her back on Varian because of the blizzard getting even worse; because of this, Varian turns against her and swears vengeance.



* POVCam: The shot of Varian standing under the ceiling light and framed in shadow is from Rudiger’s perspective, looking up at him with real fear from under a bench in the previous shot.

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* POVCam: The shot of Varian standing under the ceiling light and framed in shadow is from Rudiger’s Rudiger's perspective, looking up at him with real fear from under a bench in the previous shot.



* RealityEnsues: As Rapunzel is singing “I’ve Got This”, she quickly solves three of the townsfolk’s problems, but by the next verse, the same people return with more problems caused by her solutions.

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* RealityEnsues: RealityEnsues:
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As Rapunzel is singing “I’ve Got This”, she quickly solves three of the townsfolk’s problems, but by the next verse, the same people return with more problems caused by her solutions.solutions.
** Because Corona is in a state of emergency, Rapunzel is forced to tell Varian she cannot help him now. Had she left, her own parents would still be in danger and it could be at risk losing them.

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* WeatherControlMachine: The Demanitus Device can change the direction of the wind to divert the blizzard away from Corona.


* DarkReprise: Varian's "Let Me Make You Proud" returns in a more somber reprise at the end, with [[WhamLine it's ending]] hinting at a FaceHeelTurn.

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* DarkReprise: Varian's "Let Me Make You Proud" returns in a more somber reprise at the end, with [[WhamLine it's its ending]] hinting at a FaceHeelTurn.

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* TearfulSmile: Pascal gives one to Rapunzel just before he jumps into the Demanitus Device to remove the stone jamming the gears, possibly sacrificing himself in return. Later Rapunzel has one herself when Pascal emerges, alive and well, though injured from the job.


* WhamLine: Varian's last line, cementing his StartOfDarkness.

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* WhamLine: WhamLine:
** Rapunzel realizes there's still hope to stop the blizzard:
-->''If [my dad] were here, he would tell me to...follow my heart.''
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Varian's last line, cementing his StartOfDarkness.


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* WhamShot:
** The snowstorm increasing after the "snow day", showing something is not quite right.
** Varian returning home to see Quirin frozen in amber from the failed experiment.

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