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The Kingdom of Corona

The Royal Family

    King Frederic 
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"Now, as princess, you are not only representing yourself and the family, but all of Corona."
Voiced by: Clancy Brown (The Series); Nando Estevané (The Series, Latin America Spanish), Haruki Sayama (Japanese, series)
Appearances: Tangled | The Series | Ever After

Rapunzel's biological father and the King of Corona.


  • 100% Adoration Rating: He and his wife are implied to have this, or something very close to it.
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: In the original tale, the parents didn't bother looking for their daughter after giving her up. In the film, both are obviously distraught over their daughter's kidnapping, but they almost lost hope.
  • Adaptational Badass: Not in the fighting sense, but he and his wife go from hungry peasants to rulers of their home. He also states he received the best military training, but that's kind of an Informed Attribute, Depending on the Writer.
  • Adaptational Heroism: The father steals lettuce from a witch's garden in the original tale, simply because his pregnant wife had a craving for them. They also disappear from the story and never seem to bother about the whereabouts of the daughter they gave up. In the film, the mother is dying. And rather than knowingly stealing from the witch, they find a golden flower that the witch had been using to make herself young. And the witch kidnaps the baby. Rapunzel is also reunited with her parents at the end — and they're implied to have been searching for her all her life.
    • Counts as Values Dissonance because, before the Grimms wrote down the story, ignoring a pregnant woman when she was craving food was thought to make her ill, or affect her baby. It would've been perfectly reasonable for Rapunzel's father to do whatever it took to get her mother the lettuce.
  • Ascended Extra: The King and Queen have more prominently significant roles in Tangled: Before Ever After, the series and the tie-in novels.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: The King has thick, bushy, brown eyebrows.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His only child was kidnapped and missing for eighteen years.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: After Rapunzel was abducted, the King laid down the hammer hard on all crimes, including petty thieves. Naturally, this leads to at least one villain being created out of this mess.
  • The Good King: Knight Templar Parent issues aside, Frederic has shown himself to be a benevolent king who cares for the well-being of his family and his people. This is highlighted in the episode Not in the Mood, where the mood-inversion potion turns him into his opposite; a violent war-mongering dictator.
  • Good Parents: While he and his wife don't get much screen time, they clearly loved their daughter and, after she was kidnapped, spent the next eighteen years trying to find her, then waiting for her. As shown in the series, Rapunzel's mother is more supportive of her, and wants to make sure she's happy in her new life.
  • Knight Templar Parent: After Rapunzel was kidnapped, the King went hard on all crime, including petty crimes. It sounded like a good idea to him at the time, but he underestimated them.
  • Hey, You!: As shown in the pilot movie of the series, he would offhandedly refer to Eugene as "son" because he had more important things to do than listen to him, but later on in the season, he begins mean it more affectionately.
  • The Load: Despite being the brainchild of his prank on King Trevor, he ends up being this to Eugene in In Like Flynn. He frequently ignores Eugene's advice despite the latter's experience as a thief, and nearly gives himself away various times, forcing Eugene to cover up for him.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: Love for his family brings out the best and the worst in Frederic, the worst being recklessness and forsaking reason and other people for their safety. He imprisons Rapunzel, lies to her about the gravity of the black spikes, and invades her privacy by reading her journal in the name of keeping her nearby and safe. The season 1 finale reveals that this was his weakness even before Rapunzel was kidnapped by Gothel, as he uprooted the sun drop flower to save Arianna despite Quirin's warning that doing so would unleash a curse on Corona.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: The King's Disproportionate Retribution on criminals led to at least one criminal being created to avenge her father, who was a mere petty crook. While Caine has been in prison for the remainder of the first season, she may return to cause more trouble than just screwing up Rapunzel's coronation and there's probably more people out for revenge on the Royal Family, and one of them happens to be one of the most evil masterminds in the entire Kingdom.
  • Nice Guy: King Frederic is loving and joyous.
  • Not So Above It All: While usually presented as rather stoic, he's shown to have a rather immature and petty side, particularly In Like Flynn given his childish rivalry with King Trevor.
  • Papa Wolf: Frederic and his wife spent the last eighteen years searching for their daughter. And while the Queen is more laidback when Rapunzel returns to the castle, the King wants Rapunzel to be safe at all times—including putting half the royal guard around her whenever she goes out and refusing to let her go outside the walls without permission.
  • Parents as People: Although Frederic is a kind and loving person, years of fear and inexperience with actually being a parent means that he's a lot more over-protective of Rapunzel than he needs to be and he ends up stifling the freedom she's wanted for so long in an effort to keep her safe.
  • Parents Know Their Children: Implied to be the reason he and Arianna recognize her in the end, despite her long blonde hair having been cut and turned brown.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: As stated below, Frederic is unwilling to apply the full extent of the law on children who commit crimes, and it's implied that citizens do have freedom of speech, as Monty did not suffer any consequences for booing Rapunzel.
  • The Southpaw: When he paints on the portrait of the King of Equis in "In Like Flynn", he holds the brush with his left hand to do so.
  • Unnamed Parent: The King's name wasn't revealed in the movie. Their names were finally given here.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His decision to remove the Sundrop Flower from its spot was what caused the events to unfurl in the series, from the emergence of the black rocks and Varian's Start of Darkness.
  • The Voiceless: He and his wife never speak on-screen in the movie. The fact that these two characters have three of the most emotionally charged scenes in the entire movie is a testament to the animation quality of the movie.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Frederic is unwilling to apply the full force of law on children who commit crimes, especially those who are just trying to survive, and it doesn't help that there is no system for dealing with juvenile delinquents in the setting. In "Big Brothers of Corona", once he finds out that the thief happens to be two young girls, he's at a loss because he can't send them to jail (which is likely a harsh punishment in this era), but he can't let them off the hook either. Thankfully, Eugene and Lance proposed rehabilitating them.

    Queen Arianna 
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"There is more in you."
Voiced by: Kari Wahlgren (Ever After), Julie Bowen (The Series) (English); Mariana Robles (The Series, Latin American Spanish), Eri Saitoo (Japanese, series)
Appearances: Tangled | The Series | Ever After

Rapunzel's biological mother and the Queen Consort of Corona.


  • 100% Adoration Rating: She and her husband are implied to have this, or something very close to it.
  • Absurdly Youthful Mother: Hasn't aged at all for the last eighteen years. You'd probably mistake her for Rapunzel's older sister at first glance.
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: In the original tale, she and her husband didn't bother looking for their daughter after giving her up. In the film, both are obviously distraught over their daughter's kidnapping, but they almost lose hope.
  • Adaptational Badass: Not in the fighting sense, but she and her husband go from hungry peasants to rulers of their home. The series takes this further—the Queen defended herself by punching out Flynn Rider after he stole her ring.
  • Adaptational Heroism: The father steals lettuce from a witch's garden in the original tale, simply because his pregnant wife had a craving for them. They also disappear from the story and never seem to bother about the whereabouts of the daughter they gave up. In the film, the mother is dying. And rather than knowingly stealing from the witch, they find a golden flower that the witch had been using to make herself young. And the witch kidnaps the baby. Rapunzel is also reunited with her parents at the end — and they're implied to have been searching for her all her life.
    • Counts as Values Dissonance because, before the Grimms wrote down the story, ignoring a pregnant woman when she was craving food was thought to make her ill, or affect her baby. It would've been perfectly reasonable for Rapunzel's father to do whatever it took to get her mother the lettuce.
  • Appropriated Appellation: As a child, her sister Willow nicknamed her "Dare-ianna" because Ari, anxious about being shown up, would do whatever Willow dared her to do. After they go on an adventure together as adults, Willow starts using the term with respect and admiration.
  • Ascended Extra: She barely has any spoken lines in the movie, but has a more prominent and significant role in Tangled: Before Ever After, the series and the tie-in novels.
  • Control Freak: It's shown in "Way of the Willow" that Arianna does have control issues, feeling things have to be done a certain way. She even mentions that her sister never listens to anything she tells her to.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her only child was kidnapped and missing for eighteen years, and got robbed by Flynn Rider, so that's a double whammy of trauma.
  • Death by Childbirth: Almost. Arianna fell ill in the last part of her pregnancy with Rapunzel, and both she and Rapunzel would've perished if not for the magic flower.
  • Family Eye Resemblance: She and Rapunzel have the exact, same eyes.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The responsible to Willow's foolish. Arianna is The High Queen, while Willow is pretty much a hippie. Although when Arianna was younger, they were very much alike.
  • Good Parents: While she and her husband don't get much screen time, Rapunzel's parents clearly loved their daughter and, after she was kidnapped, spent the next eighteen years trying to find her, then waiting for her. As shown in the series, Rapunzel's mother is more supportive of her, and wants to make sure she's happy in her new life.
  • Happily Married: Even though their daughter's disappearance left them heartbroken, she and her husband still provided each other comfort and support through their marriage. As the series shows, she isn't quite shy about expressing it.
  • Hidden Depths: While "The Way of the Willow" presents her as The High Queen, other episodes shows that Rapunzel's tomboyish tendencies are not entirely inherited from her aunt.
  • The High Queen: The beautiful, wise and kind queen of Corona, even though she's technically Queen Consort.
  • Ill Girl: The Queen in the opening narration, which prompted the soldiers to search out the flower.
  • King on His Deathbed: The Queen in the opening narration, as stated above. She got better.
  • Like Mother, Like Daughter: The series reveals that Rapunzel inherited more from her real mother than her looks; Rapunzel's wanderlust and sense of adventure also comes from the Queen, who traveled the world in her younger days. They both also had an amazing variety of hobbies, as shown in her royal portrait. And furthermore, their reaction to being unexpectedly confronted by a thief (the same thief, no less!) is to whack them on the head with a blunt object.
  • Made of Iron: You'd be surprised at what she can live through; Arianna survived a carriage plummeting a hundred feet in snowy weather and comes out with no injuries, so that's high praise indeed.
  • Mama Bear: She and her husband spent the last eighteen years searching for their daughter.
  • Mystical Pregnancy: Her pregnancy is of the "normal, supernaturally complicated" variety; she fell ill while carrying Rapunzel. The magic flower that she ingested as a cure gave Rapunzel's hair its magic powers.
  • Nice Girl: Queen Arianna is motherly, forgiving, and humble, and very fond of and supportive of her daughter.
  • Older Than They Look: Note how much her husband King Frederic's appearance ages between the beginning and the 18-years-later end of the movie note  but she barely looks to have aged in between those years. As shown in the series in a flashback, the fact that Eugene attempted to charm her during a theft certainly lends more credence to the fact that she really does look that young, and could easily be taken for someone his age.
  • Parents Know Their Children: Implied to be the reason she and Frederic recognize her in the end, despite her long blonde hair having been cut and turned brown.
  • Proper Lady: She is more emotionally resilient, or at least better at looking the part. She's also the one who literally pulls Eugene into the group hug at the end, when he hesitates.
  • The Quiet One: In the series, Queen Arianna is the least talkative, highlighting how tranquil she is compared to other characters.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Willow's Red. She's quieter and more composed, while Willow is impulsive and remarkably energetic.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Willow. Arianna is composed, refined and reliable, while Willow is easy-going, irresponsible and flamboyant.
  • Strong Family Resemblance:
    • The Queen pretty much has Rapunzel's face. That might explain why she was able to recognize her.
    • She also looks very similar to her sister Willow.
  • Suddenly Voiced: The Queen says one line in Tangled Ever After. Then again, it was in an Imagine Spot.
    Those were my grandmother's wedding rings!
    • And they're both properly voiced in the series.
  • Unnamed Parent: The Queen's name wasn't revealed in the movie. Their names were finally given here.
  • The Voiceless: She and her husband never speak on-screen in the movie. The fact that these two characters have three of the most emotionally charged scenes in the entire movie is a testament to the animation quality of the movie.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: She says this to Rapunzel in "Before Ever After" upon giving her her journal.

Others

    Wilhelmina, aka "Willow" 
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Voiced by: Jane Krakowski
Appearances: The Series

Willow is Queen Arianna's outgoing, fun-loving sister, who spends most of her time exploring and adventuring. When she visits her family after a long absence, she instantly connects with her niece Rapunzel, who's dismayed to learn that her aunt and her mother are at odds due to their very different personalities and lifestyles.


  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Arianna loves her sister, but she's extremely irritated by Willow's carefree and irresponsible personality. Not helped by how Willow likes to tell Arianna's subjects about embarrassing stories of their youth.
  • Commonality Connection: With Rapunzel over their mutual disdain for footwear.
  • Cool Aunt: To Rapunzel.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Just like Rapunzel, and the two of them bond over this shared family quirk to the point that they briefly "converse" by gesturing with their toes.
  • Earthy Barefoot Character: As she puts it, "How can you know where you stand in the world if you can't feel the ground beneath your feet?"
  • Feet-First Introduction: The first thing we see of her is her bare feet.
  • Foil:
    • To Arianna, with Willow being the Foolish Sibling in the Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling trope. While Arianna is willing to forsake her own needs for the good of others, Willow is one who avoids planting roots in any place and with anyone.
    • She is essentially Rapunzel without her redeeming qualities (at least at first). While each of them loves painting and adventure, blends in perfectly among the pub thugs, and prefers going barefoot, Rapunzel is attentive to other people's problems and is willing to commit to responsibilities while Willow is Innocently Insensitive with a bad case of Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish to Arianna's responsible. Willow is pretty much a hippie while Arianna is The High Queen.
  • Fun Personified: Deconstructed. She's a friendly, flamboyant, fast-talking extrovert, but she doesn't know how or when to restrain herself, much to Arianna's consternation.
  • Generation Xerox: She proves that Rapunzel isn't the first person in her family to enjoy painting, going on adventures, or running around barefoot.
  • Genki Girl: An upbeat, hyperactive Perpetual Smiler.
  • Innocently Insensitive: After years of absence, she reappears at Arianna's birthday party. She instantly draws attention away from her sister (which she's been doing since childhood), gives Ari a dangerous pet as a gift, and accidentally disrupts Arianna's plans to watch a meteor shower with Rapunzel. She doesn't realize how much Ari resents her for all this until receiving a "Reason You Suck" Speech. However, she means well and never hurts her sister intentionally, and the episode ends with the two women starting to repair their relationship.
  • Older Than They Look: Just as her sister does, she too looks surprisingly young for her age. It probably runs in the family.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Arianna's Blue. She's impulsive and remarkably energetic, while Arianna is quieter and more composed.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Arianna. Willow is easy-going, irresponsible and flamboyant, while Arianna is composed, refined and reliable.
  • Tomboy Princess: "Beginnings" confirms she and Arianna were born as princesses from one of the Seven Kingdoms, but Willow was surely an adventurous, hot-blooded adrenaline junkie princess.
  • Walking the Earth: She prefers exploring and adventuring throughout the world to settling down in Corona—or anywhere else.

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Royal Palace Staff

    Captain of the Guard 

The Captain of the Guard

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Voiced by: M. C. Gainey (English); Mario Díaz Mercado (film), Beto Castillo (The Series) (Latin American Spanish)
Appearances: Tangled | The Series

The Captain of the Corona Royal Guard, and the adoptive father of Cassandra.


  • Anger Born of Worry: Deconstructed. When Cassandra was six, he took her out to the sea and she nearly drowned after ignoring his orders to stay close. He was furious at her, but Cassandra was too young to understand why and only understood that the person she needed reassurance from, after she was already scared from nearly dying, had now turned on her and was scaring her even worse. As a result, she never learned to swim and still fears the water as an adult, because the Captain's reaction turned a frightening experience into a traumatic one.
  • Amoral Attorney: Downplayed. The Captain acted as the Prosecutor for Atilla's trial and is quite biased against the defense because of his criminal history, even taking evidence at face value, especially when Rapunzel noticed other important details later on. To add insult to the injury, he wouldn't be qualified to be prosecutor, because he doesn't even know enough of his kingdom's laws, which Rapunzel even cared to read up on. However, he at least has the integrity to not allow miscarriage of justice.
  • Ascended Extra: Gets more relative screen time and character development in the series than in the movie. This partly is because he is the father of one of the major characters of the series.
  • The Captain: Well duh, it is his rank and he's the head of Corona's elite.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: The captain also personally handles the new recruits, and he's definitely an unpleasant person.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": To date, no name has been given. He's only referred to as the Captain of the Guard, or just Captain even by Cassandra at times, though she does also refer to him as her father. Word of God isn't sure if they'll ever reveal his name in the future.
  • Fatal Flaw: Pride. The Captain is fixed in believing that his way is always the right way and looks down on people who don't share his view.
  • Flanderization: In the series he acts more like a stereotypical army officer who uses military jargon quite a bit.
  • Flat-Earth Atheist: Despite the fact that magic is real in this world, and that one of his men brought home a magic flower, he thinks ghosts are nonsense. Afterwards, he doesn't give a hoot that they are real.
  • Hidden Depths: The Wrath Of Ruthless Ruth reveals he’s a fairly decent singer.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He has a spiteful and bitter side to him (just ask Eugene), but does have the humility to admit when he's wrong and was/is a good father to Cassandra.
  • Kick the Dog: He has a particular grudge against Eugene, because of the latter's past as a thief (of the princess' crown, in particular). When Eugene applies to join the Royal Guards, the captain makes training even more difficult for Eugene; he pulls tricks on Eugene that would be considered breaking the rules, all to make sure Eugene doesn't make the cut. When Eugene passes, the captain decides to give him the job nobody wants.
  • Locked Out of the Fight: He is unable to join the Final Battle in Season 1 due to sustaining severe injuries, but has Cassandra lead the assault in his stead.
  • Parents as People: The Captain is a good man who raised Cassandra to be strong, independent, and taught her the importance of earning your goals through hard work. However, his personal policy on keeping his emotions below the surface stopped him from giving her the emotional support she needed as a girl and needs now. This is why Cass turned out a "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl who thinks the only way to please her father is to become a Royal Guard.
  • Pet the Dog: Taking in Cassandra, the daughter of the woman who kidnapped the newborn princess. When Gothel gets away, rather than overturn the cottage for clues or question Cassandra, the Captain's first actions are to comfort Cassandra, giving her his helmet and promising her that she's safe with him.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: When Eugene isn't egging him on, he shows a much more reasonable side. When Eugene was captured in the movie, he took no joy in the pending execution, treating it as an unfortunate bit of business, rather than gloating. And after Eugene caught the art thief, he noted that while Eugene was a terrible guard, he was adept at thinking like a thief, and had Eugene school the rest of the castle guards on thinking like a thief. And when the Stabbington Brothers take Cassandra hostage, he has his men back off to keep her from getting hurt.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: In "Fitzherbert P.I.", the captain can make or break the rules simply because he can, and will certainly do so to make Eugene washes out at basic training and doesn't earn his chevrons.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: The Series shows that the Captain is an extremely capable fighter, best displayed when he's disguised as a mercenary, where he easily overpowers Rapunzel's gang, including Cassandra. Unfortunately, he's often prone to being outsmarted by cunning fighters like Eugene.
  • So Proud of You: His smile when Cassandra takes the command of the guards during the "Ready As I'll Ever Be" song, as they prepare to fight Varian to rescue the Queen in Secret of the Sun Drop, screams this trope.

    Pete & Stan 
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Voiced by: Sean Hayes (Pete) & Diedrich Bader (Stan)
Appearances: The Series

Two members of the Royal Guard.


  • Badass Mustache: Stan, who is the older and stronger of the two.
  • Butt-Monkey: Practically nothing goes right for them.
  • Epic Fail: At one point, Stan has to serve as security detail for a guest during a convention while already on a tight roster. When he gets injured by slipping on an unmarked wet floor, the Captain reassigns Stan's job to Pete... who immediately slips on the same floor and gets injured as he walks into the room.
  • Fat and Skinny: Pete is the skinny guy with freckles, Stan is the buff guy with a mustache.
  • Those Two Guys: They're the only royal guards that we see beyond the Captain, and they're always seen hanging around each other doing something comedic.

    Fidella 

Fidella

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Appearances: The Series

Cassandra's horse. She works alongside Maximus in the Royal Guard, and Maximus has a crush on her.

  • Amazonian Beauty: She has a heavier build than Maximus and he certainly thinks she's very attractive.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name can be considered a feminine derivative form of Fidel, which means "faithful", and she is Cassandra's faithful steed, later befriending Rapunzel after Cass's Face–Heel Turn.

    Nigel 

Nigel

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Appearances: The Series
Voiced by: Peter MacNicol

The royal family's advisor.


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    Friedborg 
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Voiced by: N/A

A homely handmaid who lives in the palace, and is often mistaken for Cassandra when her face isn't visible.


  • Butter Face: She has a homely face.
  • Gonk: No one else in the franchise is as ugly as her!
  • Oddball Doppelgänger: For Cassandra, with whom she is confused due to wearing a handmaiden's gown identical to Cassandra's.
  • The Voiceless: She's mostly silent; whether she actually can speak has not yet been established. However Willow was talking with her off-screen and states she is a chatter box.

Reformed Criminals

    The Snuggly Duckling Thugs 

Hook Hand Thug, Big-Nose Thug, Short Thug / Shorty, Vladimir, Attila Buckethead

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"We've got a dream!"

Voiced by: Brad Garrett (Hook Hand Thug); Jeff Ross (Hook Foot); Jeffrey Tambor (Big-Nose Thug); Paul F. Tompkins (Shorty); Richard Kiel (Vladimir, in the film), Charles Halford (Vladimir, in The Series); Byron Howard in Tangled, Steve Blum in The Series (Attila Buckethead) (English); Beto Castillo (Big-Nose Thug, film and series); Sebastián Llapur (Hook-Hand Thug, film); Carlos Cobos (Short Thug, film); Juan Carlos Tinoco (Vladimir, flm and series) (Latin-American Spanish).
Appearances: Tangled | The Series | Ever After

Regulars at the Snuggly Duckling Bar, these guys seem like your typical tough nuts who wouldn't hesitate to beat the living daylights out of you... until you find out what they're really like.


  • Adaptational Name Change: Short Thug becomes Shorty in the series.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Gunther, who's noticeably thinner and more well-groomed than his brethren, and does interior design on the side. Not to mention what he's wearing: a fur open sleeveless vest with nothing underneath, and on his lower half something appearing to be tights. In fact, only Big Nose's and Short Thug's sexuality have ever been implied, and apparently they're straightnote . Although, despite Rapunzel being the only girl in the pub, using Shorty as a replacement for the "little lady" might say something.
  • Ambiguously Jewish: Big Nose, who is voiced by Jeffrey Tambor.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Shorty can't remember whom he's talking to, what he talks about, and he has a very short attention span. Plus, he engages in habits that are strange even by his companions' standards, such as talking to inanimate objects. In the movie, it was easily interpreted as him just being intoxicated as he is introduced in a tavern, but he is only shown acting this way in the series outside of the pub, implying some kind of mental handicap.
  • Ascended Extra:
    • Hook Foot in the series. He was a minor recurring character in the first season but got bumped up into being a major character in the second season, appearing in nearly every episode (with his own focus episodes) as a result of accompanying Rapunzel, Eugene, Cassandra and Lance on their season-long quest, that is before deciding to follow his dreams and go on tour with his brother.
    • Shorty, who has a few lines of dialogue as a background character, has significantly more lines in the animated series.
  • Bad-Guy Bar: The Snuggly Duckling looks like a stereotypical one of these, being filled with scary-looking thugs.
  • Beneath the Mask: It's revealed that they all deep down want to leave the thug life to turn their hobbies (which aren't stereotypically masculine) into their work.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: First they don't seem nice at all, but only scary. After we find out their hidden soft sides, they yet again kick ass at the end of the movie to free Flynn—they won't stand for an innocent man being executed.
  • Big Brother Bully: Hook Hand to Hook Foot. In the series, he has a Heel Realization and they reconcile.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Their busting Flynn/Eugene out of prison.
  • Butt-Monkey: Big Nose is treated this way by the other thugs, especially Hook Hand. During "I've Got a Dream", Hook Hand first violently throws Big Nose away like a puppet and later delivers him a big punch into his face. Then as Big Nose sings himself, one of the thugs does a Spit Take from seeing his face (Big Nose is even lampshading it by singing "My face leaves people screaming").
    • In the series, Hook Foot tends to be subjected to copious amounts of slapstick, along with Eugene and Lance.
  • Canon Immigrant: Hook Hand's younger brother Hook Foot, who debuts in the series, but didn't appear in the movie.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: They sing the hilarious song "I've Got A Dream", about all their most cherished dreams. Later, the skills relating to these dreams come in handy when they band together to rescue Flynn from execution, thanks in part to Maximus.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Shorty is pretty much this compared to the other thugs. He is the only character that directly looks at the viewer; seems to have a fascination for flying (roped up to the ceiling during "I've Got a Dream", and even floating up the sky on balloons at the end); says nothing during the whole movie except for one line which is blatantly hitting on Mother Gothel — remarkable in itselfnote ; is used by the other thugs to roleplay lovey-dovey things (a rowboat date, even being Cupid); wears nothing but a loincloth (which can even easily be mistaken for a diaper...); and is so much smaller, less fit, and older (not to mention not equipped with any weapons to counter that) than the other thugs, that it begs the question how he can be a thug in the first place...
  • Compulsive Liar: The only flaw about the Snuggly Duckling thugs is that they all tend to lie a lot, which Eugene is well aware of.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "One Angry Princess" is one for Attila: he opens his shop and then, becomes a primary suspect when someone destroys Monty's Sweet Shoppe.
  • Extra Digits: Big-Nose Thug has an extra toe in each foot.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: The Snuggly Duckling sounds a very fitting name for a bar whose main patrons are a bunch of scary-looking rogues. Subverted since said rogues are actually nice guys. The series shows they are quite well-behaved even in the castle.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: Pausing when the thugs are fighting over which one will claim Flynn's reward (before the musical number starts), you can see that Attila (the baker) has a tattoo of a pair of swords crossed over a cupcake.
  • Gag Nose: Big-Nose Thug has a huge nose. He briefly points to his nose during "I've Got a Dream", mentioning how he's afraid it will turn off romantic interests of his.
  • Gentle Giants: All of them are big and scary and their line of work is violent but they're actually friendly folk who would prefer to switch professions. The exception is Shorty, for being physically more of a gentle dwarf-like person.
  • Grumpy Bear: According to Eugene, Hookfoot's default temperament is 'surly', to the point where his cheery mood in one episode immediately grabs his friends' attention.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Fitting with the previously established template for the Snuggly Duckling thugs, Hook Foot is revealed to be a fantastic dancer in "The Brothers Hook", but he never had a chance to live out his dreams of going pro until recently.
    • A tie-in comic shows that Shorty of all people is capable of making his own one-man newspaper company called The Corona Daily.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: The thugs turn out to all have passions they'd rather be doing than being thugs, and free Flynn out of jail because they have a sense of justice.
  • Hook Hand: One thug has a large hook hand. He's nicknamed after it.
  • Hook Handed Pianist: Hook Hand's dream is to become a concert pianist. In the epilogue of the film, and in Tangled Ever After, he is shown to have succeeded, somehow.
  • Hypocrite: In "The Brothers Hook", Hook Hand, who is following his dreams of being a concert pianist, criticizes Hook Foot for wanting to live out his dream of being a dancer and calling Hook Foot's dreams ridiculous, while Hook Hand is actually being hired by King Trevor of Equis, who treats him in a belittling fashion, expecting Hook Hand to play flawlessly at the wedding of his pet seal Trevor Junior while King Trevor dances at the reception. After Rapunzel confronts King Trevor, she reminds Hook Hand of his past by bringing out his old hook when he was looking forward to his dreams, and calls him out for mocking Hook Foot's dream. At the wedding, Hook Hand decides to be more supportive after a mishap with the piano as he plays the music while supporting Hook Foot's opportunity to become a dancer, giving Hook Foot his jeweled hook so he can dance, and Hook Foot bids farewell to his friends to go on tour with Hook Hand.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Big-Nose Thug just wants to find true love, which he does at the end of the film.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: All of them to some extent, but Hook Hand especially. He's violent, abrasive and sometimes directly mean, but he's ultimately not a bad guy.
  • Jewish Complaining: Big-Nose's verse of "I've Got a Dream" has shades of this:
    Big Nose Thug: I've got scars and lumps and bruises, plus something here that oozes, and let's not even mention my complexion,
    But despite my extra toes, and my goiter and my nose, I really want to make a love connection.
    Can't you see me with a special little lady, rowing in a row boat down the stream?
    Though I'm one disgusting blighter, I'm a lover, not a fighter, 'Cause way down deep inside I got a dream.
  • Large Ham: Wait'll they start singing. It's passionate.
  • The Load: Shorty. He's the least physically capable out of all the thugs, and is shown to be a Dirty Coward at times, meaning that in times of danger, he's not very helpful. In Beyond the Corona Walls, he ends up eating the group's food supply while stowing away in their carriage.
  • Misfit Mobilization Moment: Maximus recruits them to bust Flynn out of prison.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Two of the thugs have the (nick)names of Bruiser and Killer, which sound disconcerting. "Fang" sounds pretty alarming too.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Big Nose, Hook Hand, Hook Foot, Shorty, Bruiser, Killer, Fang. These are also all Exactly What It Says on the Tin names (well, in the case of Fang let's assume - he's never shown). The other five thugs are called by normal first names though.
  • Put on a Bus: Hook Hand went on a world tour as a pianist during the series and has only been seen once since the movie. He's instead replaced by his brother, Hook Foot. Hook Foot himself later joined his brother as part of a music and dance routine.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: All of the pub thugs at the Snuggly Duckling have rather contrasting effeminate hobbies. Some of their dreams include: floral arrangements, interior design, miming, baking cupcakes, knitting, puppet shows, and collecting ceramic unicorns. As for their hobbies, Big Nose is into poetry, as shown in the series.
  • Running Gag: Shorty always appears in places he's not supposed to be in.
  • Serious Business: Singing, apparently.
    Hook-handed Thug: [After all the thug have sung their parts] What about you?
    Flynn: I'm sorry, ME?
    Big-nosed Thug: What's your dream? [Helps him down from being suspended]
    Flynn: NO, no no, sorry boys. I don't sing. [Over two dozen swords are directed towards his face] I have dreams like you, no really! Just much less touchy-feely...
  • Smarter Than You Look: Big Nose is a lot smarter and wiser than we are led on—he's into literary arts and he knows about the history of Corona.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Hook Foot has quite the resemblance with his brother Hook Hand, except, you know, the placement of the hook.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: As of Tangled: The Series, Shorty has a borderline obsession with yams.

    Angry and Red 

Kiera/"Angry" and Catalina/"Red"

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Angry voiced by: Vivian Vencer
Red voiced by: Ruby Jay
Appearances: The Series

A pair of young girls who are thieves and live on the streets, whom Eugene and Lance encounter and try to befriend.


  • Ambiguously Brown: Angry, who may have some Asian heritage in her background.
  • Ascended Extra: They appear in just one episode of both Season 1 and Season 2. In Season 3, they are regularly recurring characters.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Angry, to the point where she's mistaken as a boy at first glance. In Season 3, her hair has grown out enough for her to tie it in a short ponytail.
  • Characterization Marches On: When they join the main cast in Season 3, their personalities get a few more layers to them. Angry becomes more clearly the "serious" one, intense and sardonic but also quick to worry in a crisis. Meanwhile Red - particularly after "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf" - becomes the capricious and playful one, easygoing even in tense situations.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Season 3 reveals Red actually hates her nickname, after three seasons Angry and Red have their real names revealed, Kiera and Catalina respectively, and are no longer referred to by their nicknames.
  • Face–Monster Turn: Set up, and then subverted. Despite a lot of tense set up and fear on the heroes’ part, Red is more or less on control as a werewolf and is only as dangerous as she lets herself be (which is not very, unless you piss her off).
  • Fiery Redhead: Inverted. Of the two girls, the red-haired one is the Shrinking Violet and The Quiet One while the black-haired one is brash and outspoken (she's called "Angry" for a reason...) This gets played with in Season 3 when it's revealed that Red actually does have a lot of fire in her that she's merely been bottling up inside.
  • Foil: “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf” directly compares Red to Cassandra this way: both are people who lived in the shadows of others, weathering things they hated out of loyalty, until their anger and resentment exploded out of them. But while Cassandra let hatred overcome her, Red learned to make herself heard without compromising the love she has for others. Rapunzel uses Cass as an example of what Red could have become if she hadn’t learned that lesson, and the episode ends with Cass continuing to slide the other way.
  • Gentle Giant: When Catalina has her wolf form under control, she's about as friendly and harmless as any pre-teen girl, albeit in the body of a giant, furry wolf, as seen when she gives all her friends a group hug.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Red has her hair styled this way in season 3.
  • Given Name Reveal: In "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?", when Angry tries to talk to a werewolf-ified Red.
    Angry: Catalina! It's me, Kiera!
  • Hazy Feel Turn: Being young children mostly forced into crime it doesn't take much to join the good guys.
  • Justified Criminal: Angry and Red don't really enjoy stealing, but as kids living on the streets (presumably orphans), they have to get by. They're trying to run away from the Baron, and he's the nastiest crime boss to ever exist.
  • Not So Stoic:
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Angry and Red's real names are never revealed. In their second appearance, it appears they even take to calling themselves by those nicknames. The third season finally reveals their real names; Angry is Kiera and Red is Catalina.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Rather than getting bitten, lycanthropy is drawn to Red by repressed anger. There is no cure, but she can walk around fine under the full moon (at least for a while), and later episodes show that she can have total control over the change (and herself) even when it's not a full moon. The only time she's ever in danger of losing that control and going wild is if she loses her temper.
  • Promoted to Opening Titles: They appear on the opening illustration in Season 3.
  • The Quiet One: Red rarely talks. At least, she gives everyone in the royal palace the silent treatment while Angry does all the talking, but at the end of the episode she has a few lines talking to Angry.
    • Finally ended in Season 3, where Red comes out of her shell and becomes a more energetic and social person.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Angry is the outspoken Red Oni, while Red (ironically) is the Blue Oni in terms of personality, being shy, quiet, withdrawn and showing kindness.
  • The Reveal: In "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?", Angry's and Red's actual names of Kiera (Angry) and Catalina (Red) are revealed.
  • Samus Is a Girl:
    • A wanted poster for the "Silent Striker" depicts a tall, slender man, but "he" is really two young girls in a Totem Pole Trench.
    • Happens again in "Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf" when everyone thinks the wolf is Monty, but it turns out it's actually Catalina.
  • Shapeshifter Baggage: Red's werewolf form is simply enormous, appearing building sized in some scenes - and while Red may be be a little taller than Angry, she's still a kid and one of the smallest characters in the series. The oddness there extends to the animation: no doubt because such an incredibly dramatic change would be difficult to frame, her switches back and forth are always either mostly or entirely offscreen.
  • Shrinking Violet: Red, who doesn't speak as much compared to her outspoken companion Angry. Becomes a plot point in Season 3 when instead of voicing her anger, she bottles it up. Once this issue is dealt with, Red becomes much livelier and talkative.
  • Street Urchin: The two girls don't have anyone to care for them and live on the streets, stealing to get by.
  • Those Two Guys: They are rarely seen apart from each other.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Angry is the Tomboy to Red's Girly girl.
  • Treehouse of Fun: The girls having been living in a dilapidated treehouse since they were last seen in Season 2. Angry tries to move to better conditions in the renovated Old Corona, but Red would rather stay at the treehouse. Rapunzel and company instead fix it up into a nice place to live, satisfying both.
  • Vocal Dissonance: "Be Very Afraid" shows that, unlike most werewolves, Catalina retains her regular, soft voice as a pre-teen girl while she's in her towering werewolf form, which is humorously jarring.

Old Corona

    Varian (SPOILERS FOR SEASON 1
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"You didn't give up on me; I'm not giving up on you."
Voiced by: Jeremy Jordan, Yasuaki Takumi (Japanese), Jeong Jae-heon (Korean)
Appearances: The Series

A young alchemist and inventor who tries to study Rapunzel's hair in the Season 1 premiere. Though initially a recurring ally, he becomes the Arc Villain of Season 1 after his father is frozen in crystal. In Season 3, he reforms and becomes one of Rapunzel's sidekicks.


  • Adorkable: Attempts a dramatic entrance when Rapunzel and Cassandra come to see him, and he's also a fan of the books that inspired Flynn's name.
    • In Season 3, the goatee Varian supposedly grew out when he was in prison is actually drawn on, likely since he thought he would look cooler. Lance easily rubs it off when he and Rapunzel are rescued.
  • Alchemy Is Magic: He insists it's not, but people assume he's a wizard anyways.
  • Anti-Villain: He's a Woobie and Well-Intentioned Extremist Type by the end of season 1. As of the ending of "Queen for a Day", his goal is now to find the secret behind the mysterious rocks and reverse the condition inflicted upon his father... as well as take Revenge upon Rapunzel, since he blames her, and by extension the Kingdom of Corona, for turning their backs on him when he needed help freeing his father, Quirin. After the events of "Rapunzel's Return", he gets better.
  • Arc Hero: Most of his appearances are relegated to the arc-related episodes, because he's essential to helping Rapunzel solve the mystery of the indestructible spikes that make up a big part of the season. However, as of the end of "Queen for a Day", he makes his transition into the Arc Villain.
  • Arc Villain: The magical rocks turn out to not be evil after all, leaving Varian himself as the big threat to be dealt with in the first season finale.
  • Ax-Crazy: When he fails to free his father with Rapunzel's hair, then sees Rapunzel in an embrace with both of her parents, Varian flips his lid and tries to kill everyone with a giant mech suit.
  • Bait the Dog: Inverted; he's introduced wearing a bulky welding suit with his voice deepened by the metal helmet in a dark room, making him seem like a very intimidating presence. Then he lifts up his helmet and reveals he's very boyish and has a gentle voice. Played straight after the events of "Queen for a Day", which sees him actually shift from good to villainous.
  • Beard of Evil: Parodied; He draws a goatee on his chin in the Season 3 premiere. Lance wipes it off once Varian cements his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: At the end of the day, Varian doesn't have what it takes to be at the top of the baddie chain; at his core, Varian is an emotionally unstable, clumsy nerd. A dead-on indication that he's a wannabe is that he overdid his new look by wearing a black longcoat, wearing his cheap goggles, and a bandana with teeth bigger than his face, and then he draws a goatee on his chin. Plus, his whole plan was to take over the kingdom by wiping everyone's memories so that no one will remember the bad things he did. On the other hand, Andrew had bigger ambitions and thought Varian's goals were too weak and small-minded.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Generally wears faded blue. This is subverted when he becomes a villain.
  • Brainy Brunette: Has brown hair and is a budding inventor.
  • Break the Cutie: Pretty much his entire subplot in "Queen for a Day". He loses his father to the mysterious rocks plaguing the kingdom, and Rapunzel ends up breaking her promise to help him while she's busy with her own problems.
  • Clarke's Third Law: Varian believes that magic is just a science he doesn't understand yet. In fact, he believes the Black Rocks have behaviors and properties that are observable, and he thinks he can replicate the effects of the Saporian Wand of Oblivium.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: To Mother Gothel after his Face–Heel Turn. Both are willing to go to extreme lengths to use Rapunzel and her magic hair to achieve their goals. But Gothel was a Vain Sorceress who was willing to ally herself with the Stabbington Brothers to recapture Rapunzel, whereas Varian relies on no one but himself and his raccoon. Additionally, their goals differ: Whereas Gothel was selfish and wanted Rapunzel to keep herself looking and feeling young forever, Varian has the much more nobler aspirations of trying to free his father from his crystal prison; he just went too far trying to achieve them. Finally, Gothel was a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing to Rapunzel, while Varian legitimately was Rapunzel's friend until she refused to help him free his father.
  • Costume Evolution: He ditches his ragged alchemy getup after his Heel–Face Turn, instead going for more adventurous steampunk appearance. Also, his apron ties at the waist instead of covering his entire torso, and his gloves feature wristbands with little pressure gauges mounted to them. The only thing he retains is his signature goggles.
  • Cheated Angle: Whenever Varian turns his head, his side-swept bangs never turn with his head, instead they flip to the other side.
  • Childish Tooth Gap: Varian has buck teeth and while not childish, he is quite nerdy.
  • Clothing Reflects Personality: Varian’s choice of wardrobe is noticeably darker and duller than the rest of the cast, considering he’s always messing things up and wants to impress his father, but also reflects his eventual Face–Heel Turn when he vows revenge on Corona after being turned away during the blizzard. The new outfit he dons in Season 3 has several shades of brown and red, and his new apron is khaki instead of black, to reflect his change of heart.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: He could've made a lot of money with all his inventions and chemicals, but gold means nothing to him when he wants justice.
  • Darth Vader Clone: For starters, he tends to wear a mask that makes him look and sound intimidating. In terms of his character, he is a gifted, aspiring individual, but not without faults, some of which causes others to lack faith in him. Said lack of faith causes him to take determined, yet questionable acts that only build up to his fall. His fall is sealed when he loses a loved one, with said loss contributed to by his own actions. And for added flavor, the weapon he fights with is red. In the Season 3 premiere, Varian attempts to take this further by adopting a black longcoat and wearing his goggles and a scary teeth mask to look threatening. But, Varian being an emotionally unstable Nerd in Evil's Helmet who tried too hard to look intimidating.
  • Daydream Believer: Thanks to Eugene using "Flynn Rider" as an alias for years, Varian seems to believe Eugene is the real-life version of the character from the Flynn Rider books.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Following his Face–Heel Turn, he can occasionally be a lot more sardonic than before.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Of the Teen Genius. Varian is very, very intelligent and knows how to make inventions that would be huge technological advances for Corona... but he's also an impulsive 14-year-old kid who doesn't always plan things out, and often overlooks any dangerous flaws in his agenda and inventions, often ruining his reputation because of it. His young age also gives him a pretty serious case of Moral Myopia, making him think he's just paying unto evil when really it's Revenge Before Reason and his own inability to admit his fault in the tragedy of his father's encasement. It also means his ultimate goal, to use Rapunzel's unbreakable hair to free his father, doesn't work and he suffers a full on breakdown because he doesn't understand how his plan could have been based on an incorrect assumption (that Rapunzel's hair, being unbreakable, should be able to break the equally unbreakable amber). In the end, Varian's brains don't override the fact that he's a very young, emotional teenager who's not as logical as he thinks he is.
  • Ditzy Genius: Many of his inventions and plans have been known to be questionable, and have a chance of causing trouble.
  • Doing In the Wizard: Played with. For all his strange reputation, Varian's "alchemy" is clearly regular chemistry and engineering, albeit with some mad science thrown in, and he doesn't believe in magic despite being friends with a princess with magic hair. However, when he attempts to apply it to something that is explicitly magical in origin, he fails miserably at every turn: when he doesn't get no reaction at all, he at best gets undesired reactions for reasons repeatedly fails to understand.
  • The Dreaded: In "Happiness Is...", Rapunzel hallucinates him greeting her evilly and trying to harm her father.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He continues to love his father after his Face–Heel Turn, and is obsessed with freeing him.
  • Evil Chancellor: Gets to briefly be one - though mostly offscreen - when he and the Saporians take over Corona in Rapunzel's absence, addling Frederic and Adrianna's minds until they believe him to be their "most trusted advisor." He uses this to make them order the kingdom to mine materials for his experiments... which he will use to wipe everyone's memory of his atrocities.
  • Evil Counterpart: A younger one to King Frederic. Like him, he has undergone the loss of a loved one, which ended up impacted him mentally and emotionally. Said loss caused him to make desperate, yet questionable decisions along the way, and hoped against all odds that the things he would do would bring his family member back. Unlike Frederic, who kept himself at bay before he crossed the line, Varian only ended up becoming more and more emotionally unstable. It's no wonder Queen Arianna felt sorry for Varian, knowing well the pain he is going through.
  • Evil Former Friend: He legitimately was Rapunzel's friend until she refuses to help him free his father and he vows revenge against Rapunzel and Queen Arianna. Averted after his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: He used to have a crush on Cassandra. So in the season 1 finale, he, in a giant mech suit, grabs her and says, "I always knew I could sweep you off your feet!"
  • Face–Heel Turn: Pulls one at the end of "Queen for a Day" by swearing revenge on the kingdom and more specifically the royal family for not helping him after his father Quirin is encased in crystal. Later becomes fully realized by the climax of "The Alchemist Returns" as he betrays Rapunzel, and pushed to a new extreme in the season finale.
  • Fatal Flaw: Varian has been so obsessed with proving himself, but it's caused him to be very stubborn and he ends up disregarding others' advice, not even knowing when to fold 'em.
  • Five Stages of Grief: Varian hits all five beats as he experiences his Start of Darkness. He is unpleased when Rapunzel turns her back on him because of Corona in a state of emergency during Zhan Tiri's blizzard (denial), finds his father frozen in amber and vows payback on those who ignored him (anger), uses Rapunzel to his advantage and threatens to take over Corona when he didn't get what he wanted (bargaining), breaks down and confesses his villainy after the Saporians turn on him and reveal their true intentions (depression), and finally gives in and rejoins Rapunzel's side, and helps her save the kingdom and is eventually reunited with his father at long last (acceptance).
  • Foil: Becomes one for Cassandra as of "Rapunzel's Return" - they're both friends of Rapunzel that ended up losing faith in and betraying her for reasons beyond her control, and she feels like she failed them. But unlike Cassandra earlier in the episode, Rapunzel is able to talk Varian down this time and convince him that he can redeem himself.
  • For Science!: He tends to make inventions and do experiments that have a chance of putting everyone in danger out of scientific curiosity. Case in point, one invention destroyed his village, and another almost leveled the entire kingdom.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: After returning home to find Quirin frozen in the amber and vows revenge on those who ignored him, he proclaims, "They...will...pay." while clenching a fist under a ceiling light and glaring angrily at the camera, almost as if he's staring at the audience.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Might count as this, as he's invented a chemical compound to keep out vermin humanely. Subverted as of the ending of "Queen for a Day", in which even a raccoon friend of his is now afraid of him.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: After his father is encased in crystal, he completely snaps, going from a geeky stranger to completely furious and hard-hearted, setting him as the Arc Villain for the remainder of the season. When Cassandra gave Rapunzel warnings that he's "dangerous" and "not good", she wasn’t completely off the mark.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Ultimately turns back to the side of good when learning the Saporians reveal they're not using the quirineons to erase the kingdom's memory, but to destroy it. Rapunzel also apologizes for turning her back on him during the blizzard, and promises that he can change and find forgiveness. Since then, he's even been trying to find a cure for the King and Queen's memory loss.
  • Hypocrite: Varian makes it clear he will do anything to save his father and seek justice. Apparently, he didn't factor himself in the equation, abducting the queen to lure the princess because the queen is the weak link of the Royal Family who wouldn't be able to fight back. Plus, he wanted to emotionally hurt Rapunzel rather than fight her himself. Clearly, the only cost he is unwilling to pay is his own life. However...
  • Hypocrisy Nod: He shows shades of this when telling Rapunzel why he sided with the Saporians, and then when he learns the Saporians' plan to use the quirineons to destroy Corona, to the point of volunteering a Heroic Sacrifice.
  • If I Can't Have You...: A twist on the usual trope - when he is unable to free his father, yet Rapunzel is able to free both of her parents, Varian flips his lid and declares that if he can't have a happy ending, neither can anyone else.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: He appears to be a caricature of his actor, Jeremy Jordan.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Varian is blue eyed and well meaning. Or at least he starts out as well-meaning at the beginning of the series; by the end of Season 1, he seems to have made a Face–Heel Turn and to have become sinister, which turns him into more of an example of Icy Blue Eyes.
  • Insistent Terminology: He's insists on telling people he's "an alchemist, not a wizard".
  • Intelligence = Isolation: Varian is the smartest guy around, but it's clear he does not have that many friends (human ones at least), and noticeably has trouble relating to others and listening to them. For starters, he spends too much time in his lab. Most of the time though, it's usually that his lack of restraint and common sense make him a danger to others.
  • It's All My Fault: In the Season 3 premiere, it's revealed that he's finally come to this conclusion, and is only still a villain because he believes he can never make up for what he's done unless everyone else loses their memories of it. This attitude is carried further in "Be Very Afraid", where we see his greatest fear is causing another disaster like what happened to his father before...and feeling like it would be a well-deserved punishment for the bad things he has done.
  • I've Come Too Far: At least he feels he has, so much that he wants to erase all of Corona's people's memories so they will forget all the things he has done. This is Subverted as he later redeems himself in "Rapunzel's Return."
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: From the moment he decides to make his Face–Heel Turn, his mental state rapidly deteriorates while his villainy rapidly escalates, going from lying and manipulating to outright attempted murder. Even he is aware of this, which he states in "Ready As I'll Ever Be".
  • Knight of Cerebus: When he turns to the dark side, the series goes with him for the remainder of Season 1, especially in the finale where he is a legitimately menacing threat.
  • Likes Older Women: Varian appears to have thing for Cassandra, who is clearly older than he. He even acknowledges this in the season finale - right before attempting to murder her.
  • Love Makes You Evil: His father being Taken for Granite breaks Varian's already brittle sense of restraint and drives him to plot revenge against Corona's royal family.
  • Mad Scientist: Varian is a brilliant scientist, but he's kind of a whack-job who doesn't always think through the consequences of his inventions.
  • Magic Versus Science: Out to prove the superiority of alchemy over magic, to he point where he implies that he doesn't believe magic was involved in the series' events.
  • Man Behind The Curtain: Non-villainous example. He's built up and said to be a wizard who is dangerous and intimidating and wore a mask to give him that appearance, but much to Rapunzel's disappointment, he's just a whiz-kid who happens to be an alchemist. However, he turns out to be a nut-job who doesn't seem to know what he's doing, so in a way, he is dangerous and only becomes moreso later on.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He personally manipulates Rapunzel in "The Alchemist Returns", and then is able to manipulate her father and his guards from a distance in "Secret of the Sundrop".
  • Meaningful Name:
    • The name "Varian" is French for "Variable", which means not consistent and having a fixed pattern, and liable to change.
    • "Varian" is also Latin for "fiddle", which reflects on his nature of fiddling with forces beyond his understanding or control.
  • Missing Mom: Though we are introduced to his father Quirin, his mother hasn't been shown yet, aside from a portrait.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: When he comes to Rapunzel seeking help for his father, Quirian, only to be turned away during the blizzard in "Queen For a Day", the bitterness at being snubbed motivates his Face–Heel Turn.
  • Multicolored Hair: His hair is mostly brown with a teal-grey streak and lighter brown highlights.
  • Never Bareheaded: Not once do we see him without the antique goggles he wears.
  • Nerd in Evil's Helmet: In the Season 3 premiere, Varian tries to look more intimidating by adopting a long black coat, and wearing his goggles and a mask with razor-sharp teeth printed on it, and gets a Beard of Evil to complete the look. Underneath all that, his beard is fake, and is still a clumsy dorky kid who can't tell the difference between bath bombs and chem orbs.
  • Never My Fault: The reason for his Face–Heel Turn at the end of "Queen for a Day" is because he blames Rapunzel and the entire Kingdom for letting him down. But really, he brought it on himself by tampering with the spikes, especially after being repeatedly warned by his father not to, although this is more his dad's fault than his own for never explaining why. This flaw of his grows worse in the season finale, where he blames the King for "villifying him" as a result of his own villainous actions, and then blames Rapunzel for his failure to use her hair to free his father, while she herself is able to reunite with both her parents.
    Varian: It's not my fault! None of this is! It's her fault!
    • When he's imprisoned with Rapunzel for turning against the Saporians, he later reveals this was mainly to cover It's All My Fault.
  • Nice Guy: Varian is well-meaning, compassionate, and helpful. Until he loses his father, that is. But he ultimately becomes this again after his Heel–Face Turn in Season 3.
  • Not So Different: In a way, he and Cassandra are similar, despite their contrasting methods of approach. Both of them are driven to earn the respect of others, especially their fathers. But in being so obsessed with their desire to prove themselves, they end up causing more harm than good. Things take a darker turn when they both end up betraying Rapunzel in order to pursue their own goals.
  • Older Hero Versus Younger Villain: Well, everyone's older than him, so this goes without saying.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: This is what Varian thinks he is doing with Corona, its royal family in particular - he fully acknowledges that he's "sunk pretty low", but believes that the victims of his villainous actions deserve to suffer.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: As of the second episode of Season 3, Varian makes an appearance in the theme song along with showing up as a drawing in Rapunzel's journal.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Not being able to free his father as predicted but seeing Rapunzel reunited with both her parents is what pushes his anger to its highest point, and emerges in his giant automaton.
  • Reed Richards Is Useless: Justified. Varian has a good number of inventions that are very effective, and he tries to avert this trope. The problem is, some of his inventions destroyed his village more than once, and his latest one nearly leveled the castle, so it's no wonder no one can trust their lives with him or his inventions.
    • Darkly played with in "Rapunzel's Return". He wants to create the substance to erase memories, but it just explodes. And that's good enough for Andrew and his cronies: hey, they can level Corona!
  • Rescue Romance: Develops a crush on Cassandra after she rescues him in his first appearance, lasting into Great Expotations. But ultimately subverted in the end: after his descent into villainy, he tries to kill her the same as everybody else.
  • Revenge: "And I swear right now, that no matter what comes of me, anybody that stands or has stood in my path, they're going to pay! They...will...pay."
  • Simple Staff: Varian is usually seen carrying a staff, but all he does is use it as a walking stick and carry a few potions, some of which act as light sources.
  • Singing Voice Dissonance: Has a rather raspy teenage voice that becomes deeper and more adultlike without the rasp when singing.
  • Slasher Smile: Gives Rapunzel a rather frightening one in "The Alchemist Returns" as he betrays her, fully realizing his Face–Heel Turn. Then again when he confronts Rapunzel and King Frederic in "Secret of the Sundrop."
  • Smug Snake: While he's a brilliant inventor and an exceptionally clever thinker, his impetuousness and emotional instability often gets in the way of his success, driving him to start completely losing his cool when things aren't going the way he wants them to go, contrasting with the overconfidence he'd have displayed beforehand.
  • So Proud of You: After the Separatists seize his potions to destroy Corona, he thwarts them and finally frees his father Quirin from the amber, who lampshades his accomplishments that save Corona.
  • Start of Darkness: "Queen for a Day" details his. When his father is trapped in crystal after Rapunzel refused to help due to trying to stop Zhan Tiri’s blizzard, Varian blames Rapunzel and swears vengeance upon her and the Kingdom of Corona. Darkness even literally falls upon him in the moment.
  • Starter Villain: He along with Andrew and the Saporians serve as this for Season 3 in "Rapunzel's Return". Although by the end of the episode, he has repented of his villainy.
  • Teen Genius: At age 14, he easily stands out as being the smartest of the cast.
  • Teens Are Monsters: Varian is only 14, making him by far the youngest villain in any Disney Princess-based franchise. But, things were messed up for him to begin with. He's feared, castigated, and doubted by society, and they don't appreciate any of his efforts even if he failed. Plus, he cares about a problem that the King refused to acknowledge, and the tragic incident that took his father pretty much did it all. Basically, all the ill that he experiences only fed his ruthlessness, and from that, neither Rapunzel nor the Queen see him as a monster, just a child who's lost.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: He didn't see himself as evil following his vengeful turn, but eventually decides that if what he's doing makes him the bad guy, then he'll accept that label.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Ends up undergoing this in the epilogue of "Queen For A Day". Later becomes fully realized in the climax of "The Alchemist Returns".
  • Took a Level in Kindness: As shown in "Rapunzel Returns", he's become self-aware enough to realize how he took things too far with trying to save his father. He wanted to erase everyone's minds to rid himself of the guilt, but ends up truly making amends with Rapunzel to stop the Saporians from destroying Corona.
  • Toyless Toyline Character: Subverted. His only appearance in merchandise this far is in a figurine set released by Disney Store. Since villains only tend to be released by Disney Store and not Mattel, this foreshadows his Start of Darkness.
  • Tragic Villain: His father was encased in amber, and he vows Revenge on Rapunzel because he blames her for his predicament.
  • Traitor Shot: The very last shot of "Queen For A Day" has him give a glowering Kubrick Stare to the camera while lit as a shadow by the ceiling light from behind.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: After his Face–Heel Turn, Varian really stands out as a disturbingly dark villain in this series, which is comparatively more lighthearted than the film. Taking into account his actions (extortion, abduction of a royal consort, attempted cold-blooded murder of a royal consort and Crown Princess), he makes even Mother Gothel (whose crimes are abduction of baby Rapunzel, Domestic Abuse, and attempted murder of a convicted thief) chump-change.
  • Villain Has a Point:
    • When Varian accuses King Frederic of "vilifying him",He means when Frederic scapegoated him for "attacking the princess" in "Queen for a Day" so as to keep him quiet and send guards after him because he had the scroll. It's also hard to argue with Varian when he mentions that King Frederic failed to address the danger that threatens their kingdom and kept it all a secret, while he's the only one who cared. Sure enough, the King does take this to heart, and realizes Varian isn't 100% to blame for what is happening.
    • When Rapunzel tries to change his mind about using her hair to break the crystal by saying "I promise it will be all right", he answers with reminding her "what happened the last time [Rapunzel] promised that?" (referring to when she promised the same in "Queen for a Day" but couldn't come through, resulting in his father being encased in crystal.) It's an Armor-Piercing Question for Rapunzel, to which she can't answer; and you can't deny that Rapunzel indeed made a promise to him she couldn't keep and now is about to make the same mistake again.
  • Villain Song: He has two: the Dark Reprise of "Let Me Make You Proud" and his part of "Ready As I'll Ever Be".
  • Villainous Breakdown: When Rapunzel's hair fails to free his father and Rapunzel promptly frees both of her own parents, Varian snaps and tries to kill everyone in a vindictive rage.
  • Villainous Underdog: Varian is a low-level commoner from a backwater village and has no money or power of sorts, and not even a Badass Normal, and he knows he's at a disadvantage when he's up against the Royal Family and the Royal Guard. But, his main strengths are his intelligence and patience, allowing him to accomplish so much with so little. To this effect, he came up with an elaborate scheme to separate the King, Rapunzel, and the Royal Guard to take the weak link of the Royal Family—the Queen. In doing so, he does a lot of emotional damage to the former two.
  • Walking Spoiler: What only one episode can end up doing for a character.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Rapunzel, Cassandra and Eugene. But his friendship with Rapunzel and Eugene is salvaged in the Season 3 premiere.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Really wants his inventions and alchemy to make his dad proud.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He captures Queen Arianna, and later tries to kill both her and Cassandra.
  • You Killed My Father: Blames Rapunzel, and by extension Corona, for not coming to him in his time of need and letting his father be trapped in crystal and swears that "they...will...pay." When really, it's his dad's own fault combined with his own personal recklessness.

    Quirin 
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Voiced by: Jonathan Banks
Appearances: The Series

Varian's father and the leader of the village of Old Corona. In the past, he was a member of the Brotherhood of the Dark Kingdom, and a close consort of King Edmund.


  • Fantasy-Forbidding Father: He does not approve of Varian's inventions or alchemical pursuits, knowing full well how often they backfire.
  • The Good Chancellor: In the prologue of "Beyond the Corona Walls", he once served as King Edmund's advisor, convincing him that the mysterious black rocks cannot be destroyed, which prompts Edmund to hide them at any cost, lest its power fall into the wrong hands.
  • Good Parents: To Varian, despite his disapproval of Varian's inventions.
  • Meaningful Name: His name means "magic spell", fitting in with the show's story being about the magic in play.
  • Old Friend: Is referred to as this by King Frederic in "Queen for a Day".
  • Poor Communication Kills: He is implied to know more about the black rocks than he lets on, but he doesn't share this knowledge with his son, only telling him that the rocks are dangerous, and that he should keep away from them. This causes Varian to continue researching the rocks in order to prove himself... with unfortunate consequences.
  • Taken for Granite: He becomes encased in a form of crystal after one of Varian's experiments with the rocks goes awry, but freed when Rapunzel uses the Hurt Incantation on the crystals in season 3.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His decision to withhold information about the rocks from his son Varian causes Varian to disregard his warning not to tamper with the rocks, and to attempt to find a solution to deal with the rock crisis. When Quirin finds out and confronts his son about it, he becomes encased in crystal as a result of Varian's experiments, resulting in Varian's Start of Darkness.

    Ruddiger 

Ruddiger

Appearances: The Series

Varian's pet raccoon.


  • Rascally Raccoon: He has a mischievous streak, as shown in "The Lost Treasure of Herz Der Sonne".
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: With Maximus. From their first meeting in "What The Hair?" they took an instant dislike to each other, and whenever they share an episode they tend to fight... usually over apples. They do have an Enemy Mine episode in Season 3's "Day of the Animals."
  • Trademark Favorite Food: He loves apples.
  • Undying Loyalty: He is extremely loyal to Varian. Despite having helped stop Varian by freeing Pascal so he could save Rapunzel and her parents, as well as being mutated as part of Varian's experiments in "Secret of the Sundrop", he still chooses to follow his owner to jail, even patting Varian gently on the face to comfort him. In "Day of the Animals", Rapunzel calls Ruddiger loyal.

Other Citizens

    Monty Montgomery 
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Voiced by: Richard Kind
Appearances: The Series

A shopkeeper that's friendly to everyone in the Kingdom of Corona... except to Rapunzel.


    Xavier 
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Appearances: The Series
A blacksmith.
  • Almighty Janitor: He's a blacksmith who has quite an extensive knowledge of Corona's folklore and magical stuff.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: His mood reversal serum which he gave to Rapunzel, Eugene and Cassandra unwittingly kickstarted a lot of chaos that befell the kingdom. And that is not getting to when Varian gets his hands on it...
  • Old Windbag: He knows a lot of old myths and legends thay he is wont drone on about whenever he's reminded of them which, given the sheer breadth of them, is surprisingly often.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He gives a mood potion to Rapunzel, Eugene and Cassandra with the best intentions, but this turns out disastrously, when Varian later gets his hands on what's left of the potion and modifies it into an ominous truth serum to find out the location of the sun drop flower.

    Other Residents of Corona 

Other people who live in the Kingdom of Corona.


  • Dance Line: Rapunzel initiates one while touring the kingdom.
  • Frying Pan of Doom: At the end, the Royal Guard seem to have adopted this as their primary weapon.
  • The Guards Must Be Crazy: With the exception of Maximus the horse, Corona's guards are incredibly incompetent. First they couldn't catch an old lady running and carrying a baby or find the nearby tower where she hid. Then they couldn't catch Flynn until he was literally tied up and handed to them, despite the fact that he was dancing around town in plain sight and they knew he was accompanied by a girl who really stands out in a crowd. They leave their wimpiest guy alone with two humongous brutes, and he turns out about as effective as you would expect. Finally, it was laughably easy for Flynn to swipe the tiara in the first place.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: The voice of Feldspar the Cobbler (Zachary Levi) is patterned after Ed Wynn, a comedian who worked in vaudeville, radio, and film.
  • Police are Useless: It says a lot that the most competent, efficient and devoted member of the guards is the guard leader's horse. Who ends up getting the guard leader's job. For his part, the Captain of the Guard has shown an incredible amount of devotion (how many guys can immediately resume chasing a thief after getting knocked unconscious?) and his heart's certainly in the right place. Unfortunately, he's let down by his poor decision making, his men, his lack of intelligence and his tendency to get knocked out at the worst possible time. However, the series reveals a more realistic explanation to this—they utilize predictable tactics.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: The sisters who braid Rapunzel's hair all look alike. Quite possibly, they're quadruplets.

The City of Vardaros

    Vex 
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Voiced by: Britt Robertson
Appearances: The Series

A whip-smart no-nonsense teenager who sells weapons on the streets of Vardaros, and is well connected with the local criminals. She acts as Rapunzel and company's "guide" in Vardaros, but only if she's well paid.


  • Becoming the Mask: She only goes along with Rapunzel's scheme to reinspire Captain Quaid because she's being paid to act the part. It's a great surprise to her when she ends up being inspired even before Quaid is.
  • The Drag-Along: She has no desire whatsoever to get involved in Rapunzel's crusades, and only does so because she's being paid. Even so, she spends most of her presence complaining and mocking Rapunzel's idealism.
  • Foil: To Varian - Both are dark-haired teens who live in run-down areas and both undergo a change in morality not long after meeting Rapunzel. Varian started out as an Adorkable, optimistic alchemist, willing to help anyone for no charge at all, who eventually became a deluded, vengeful psychopath. Vex was a no-nonsense, pessimistic weapons seller who only did errands, even for the likes of The Baron, for money, before seeing how noble it is to stand up and fight for her city's freedom.
  • Hates Being Touched: Refuses to be hugged by Rapunzel.
  • Heel–Face Turn: She starts out remorselessly selling Eugene out to the Baron for a sack of cash. She ends up genuinely rallying the people as Vardaros' deputy sheriff.
  • Knight In Sour Armor: After the above, Vex takes up the sword to protect Vardaros even when nobody else cares. Given that she herself is The Cynic who only started caring that day, she's not at all happy about own her decisions.
    Vex: I can't believe I'm doing this. I feel like an idiot!
    Eugene (fondly): Yeah, kid. Becoming one of the good guys will do that.
  • Meaningful Name: To vex is to bring trouble to others, and she has a tendency to do that.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Tricks Eugene, Lance, and co. into going into a dark alley to be cornered by the Baron's men because the latter group gave her a pouch of money.

    Captain Quaid 
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Voiced by: Reg E. Cathey, Keith Davidnote 
Appearances: The Series

The old retired sheriff in Vardaros.


  • Bee Bee Gun: He uses his bees when he confronts Anthony and the Collector.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Everyone thinks Quaid gave up when he was finally defeated by an unstoppable mercenary called "the Collector." As it turns out, while he did lose he didn't really care. What actually made him lose heart was the way the townspeople gave up after seeing him lose, to the point where they didn't join him to fight against the Baron and let criminals take over the town, leaving him believing inspiring people was impossible. In the present, he sees the fact that Vex (who was born after Quaid's heyday) has grown to be an unabashed cynic as a sign that he was right all along, which is why Rapunzel uses her to try and change his mind.
  • Improbable Weapon User: He makes good use of a jar of honey and his bees to defeat the Collector during his rematch with him.
  • Retired Badass: He was a great sheriff, but lost heart when the townspeople gave up after seeing him lose against a mercenary called the Collector. The whole plot of his debut episode is to make him drop the "Retired" part.

The Dark Kingdom

    King Edmund 
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Voiced by: Bruce Campbell
Appearances: The Series

A bizarrely charming king, having ruled over the Dark Kingdom twenty-five years ago when it was troubled by the mysterious black rocks caused by the Moon Opal.


  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Eugene looks embarrased about Edmund when the latter keeps on thinking out loud in front of Rapunzel.
    Eugene: Thanks for stopping by and making everything awkward, as usual.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Appears to have lost his right arm in an attempt to destroy the Moon Stone.
  • Anti-Villain: He opposes Rapunzel and her friends, but out of noble intentions.
  • Arc Villain: While more of a Hero Antagonist, he's essentially the de-facto arc villain for Season 2, as his goal is to keep people, including Rapunzel and her friends, out of the Dark Kingdom, with Adira (when she initially appears) and Hector following his will, and only appearing in the season's double-length special episodes.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He's part of a long line of badass kings and queens, and it shows.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Probably even more so than Adira. He is an indomitable badass in combat, curb-stomping all enemies with ease, but outside his combat is fairly goofy and charming.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He's not evil himself; his kingdom is named the Dark Kingdom because they are victim to the stone that birthed the black spiked rocks.
  • Death Glare: He attempts to give Eugene the "glower", with the same effect Eugene's "smoulder" had on Rapunzel.
  • Did I Just Say That Out Loud?: Lampshaded in "Destinies Collide" when Eugene discovers Edmund is his father and Edmund thinks he's making an aside comment:
    Edmund: I think this reunion is off to a great start! We're finding common ground, exchanging stories; I just might win him over yet.
    Eugene: You know, I can hear what you're saying.
    Edmund [apologizes]: Oh... I'm sorry, I must be speaking my thoughts out loud. I have been alone a long time. [clears throat] How's this: You are unaware of what I'm thinking now, yes?
    Eugene: Yeah, no; you're saying everything that you're thinking out loud, and I can still hear all of it.
    Edmund: Drat! I will work on this skill.
  • Family Eye Resemblance: He and Eugene have the same eyes.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Played for Laughs. In "Destinies Collide", he talks to himself about his schemes to gain Eugene's trust out loud, with Eugene standing right next to him.
  • Handicapped Badass: Lost his arm trying to destroy the Moon Stone, but can still hold his own against Eugene, Rapunzel and Adira at the same time and win.
  • Heel Realization: He ultimately realizes that keeping Rapunzel away from the Moonstone is wrong thanks to the conviction of his son, Eugene, and he allows her to fulfill her destiny.
  • Hero Antagonist: King Edmund is only an antagonist because he refuses to let anyone touch the Moonstone and get killed, or make things worse.
  • Like Father, Like Son:
    • He has a pathetic attempt at a Death Glare reminiscent to that of Eugene's "smoulder".
    • Both he and Eugene are huge fans of "The Tales of Flynnigan Rider."
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: It is revealed in the Season 2 finale that he is Eugene's father.
  • Meaningful Name: Edmund, "mund" sounding similar to "moon".
  • My Greatest Failure: He is ashamed at his previous attempt to destroy the Moonstone, which nearly cost him his life and did cost his wife hers.
  • No Indoor Voice: His skills at making inaudible aside comments aren't exactly up to snuff when Eugene mentions that he can hear his dad's thoughts, which are quite audible.
  • Posthumous Character: Subverted. Hector indicated he was long dead since he last touched the Moonstone, and was only trying to honor his "dying wish". It turns out Edmund did recover. The last time Hector saw him, he was on his deathbed, and thought he died afterwards.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: He shows up in the opening of Season 3 in both a clip and as part of the illustration in Rapunzel's journal.

    Adira 

Adira

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Voiced by: Kelly Hu
Appearances: The Series

A mysterious figure who seems to be associated with the black rocks. An old friend of Quirin from their time as members of the Brotherhood in the Dark Kingdom, she joins Rapunzel and her friends in their efforts to restore Corona after black rocks begin to appear in the kingdom.


  • Ambiguously Brown: Her name, appearance, and voice actress point to her being of an Asian ethnicity. She's voiced by Kelly Hu, which may serve as a hint to possible Asian heritage.
  • Ambiguous Gender: When she appeared in The Stinger for Season 1, her gender wasn't revealed. She's revealed in the Season 2 premiere to be a woman.
  • Arc Hero: For Season 2. She's the main hero responsible for helping Rapunzel reach her destiny to end the threat of the Moonstone.
  • Black Swords Are Better: She has a sword made of the same material that the black rocks are made of, which makes it indestructible and the only thing seen able to cut through them with it.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Let's just say her personality is not at all what her tall, intimidating appearance would suggest. Cassandra sums her up pretty well as a "weirdo".
  • The Faceless: In the Season 1 finale, the viewer can't see her face because the camera only shows her from the back. She also wears a "hoodie" over her head to hide her face from the side.
  • Hates Being Touched: One of the first things we find out about her is that she hates being touched. Hair counts, too.
  • I Take Offense to That Last One!: She embraces that people find her "eccentric" and "unconventional", but finds it strange when Cassandra calls her a "weirdo".
  • Meaningful Name: "Adira" means "a great female" in Hebrew.
  • Older Than They Look: She looks the same in the present as she does in a flashback showing her 25 years previous.
  • Red Herring: There were several vague hints that made us think she would turn on Rapunzel once all was said and done. Nope. That honor goes to Cassandra.
  • The Stinger: Appears at the end of "Secret of the Sundrop" wielding a sword similar to the black rocks that can cut said rocks.
  • Unknown Character: Between her first appearance at the cliffhanger of Season 1 and the Season 2 premiere, nothing was known of her other than that she has the exact same marking on her right hand as on Quirin's left hand, so all we knew was that there was a connection between them.

    Hector 
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Voiced by: Kim Coates
Appearances: The Series

A member of the Brotherhood, Hector is at odds with Adira's way of doing things and believes that Rapunzel and her friends should be kept out of the Dark Kingdom per King Edmund's wishes, and will stop at nothing to keep them out.

  • Apologetic Attacker: To Adira, whom he still feels a kinship to despite their differences in opinion.
  • Blood Knight: He firmly believes that violence is the solution to most problems, and enjoys inflicting it.
  • Mythology Gag: Hector's overall appearance (sinewy build, disheveled black hair, vivid green eyes, and fur collar,) brings a classic Disney villain to mind: Scar.
  • Older Than They Look: He looks the same now as he did 25 years ago.
  • Undying Loyalty: To King Edmund, whom he believes to be dead and thus seeks to honor his will.
  • Villain Override: He becomes the victim of one, courtesy of Zhan Tiri.

Other Characters

    Lord Demanitus 
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Voiced by: Timothy Dalton, Dee Bradley Baker (when in the form of Vigor the monkey)
Appearances: The Series

An inventor and adventurer from centuries ago.


  • Ascended Extra: The man himself appears in Season 2.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: In "Queen for a Day", his device is used to prevent a dangerous blizzard from afflicting Corona. The man himself later appears in Season 2... Or should we say the monkey himself?
  • Sealed in a Person-Shaped Can: "Lost and Found" reveals that he's been stuck inside Vigor's mind.
  • Weather-Control Machine: The Demanitus Device is used to control the wind's trajectory in the mountains to prevent Corona from being afflicted by a blizzard.

    Madame Canardist & Vigor the Visionary 
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Voiced by: Carol Kane (Madame Canardist), Dee Bradley Baker (Vigor the Visionary)
Appearances: The Series

A mystical traveler who harbors a monkey, Vigor the Visionary, that she claims can see into the future.


  • Early-Bird Cameo: Vigor the Visionary appears in the end credits of the original movie.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: Vigor doesn't actually lead Angry to what she was looking for, but he does lead them on a chain of strange coincidences that ultimately make her realize she doesn't really need it at all. Madame Canardist claims this was his intention all along, and then charges them for it.
  • Punny Name: Madame Con-Artist. While she probably isn't lying about Vigor being mystical as Eugene thinks, she does take every opportunity possible to gouge customers of their money - including cutting off their readings before they come to what they wanted to hear or charging for things Vigor was only indirectly responsible for.
    • A canard is a false or unfounded report.
  • Sealed in a Person-Shaped Can: "Lost and Found" reveals that Vigor houses Demanitus's spirit.

    King Trevor 
Voiced by: Bradley Whitford
Appearances: The Series

The ruler of Equis, a rival kingdom of Corona. Trevor has a personal vendetta against King Frederic and a peculiar fondness for seals.


  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: "The King and Queen of Hearts" shows that for all his buffoonery, he can be surprisingly capable and competent when he needs to be.
  • Jerkass: He's a highly unpleasant man.
  • Large Ham: Bradley Whitford holds nothing back in voicing the character.
  • Pet the Dog: In "The King and Queen of Hearts", he rescues Rapunzel from the sea serpent when it's made clear he won't be winning Arianna's heart. What's more, he actually sounds legitimately touched when he realizes the depth of Frederic and Arianna's love, invoking a I Want My Beloved to Be Happy vibe.
  • The Rival: He's been one to Frederic ever since childhood, especially in regards to winning the heart of Arianna.

    Goodberry 
Voiced by: Lil Rel Howery
Appearances: The Series

A fast-talking wrestling host who has the precious gemstone called "The Eye of Pincosta", which was once stolen by Eugene and Stalyan. When Eugene is arrested for his role in the theft, Rapunzel has to win a wrestling fight in order to regain it and secure his release.


  • Advertised Extra: Possibly due to Lil Rel Howery's existing fame, Goodberry was one of the new characters teased in the initial press release for Season 2. However, he had the smallest role of all the characters mentioned, appearing as a secondary character in a single episode.
  • Motor Mouth: One of his defining character traits.

    Seraphina 
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Voiced by: Katy Mixon
Appearances: The Series

A stunningly beautiful mermaid.


  • Big Beautiful Woman: Full figured, tattooed, and stunningly beautiful.
  • In Love with the Mark: Stole a valuable pearl and initially only flirted with Hook Foot to trick him into hiding it for her. However, she genuinely came to care for him, and even willingly turned herself in so he'd be safe.
  • Meaningful Name: "Seraphina" is derived from "seraphim", a type of angel. Double subverted when we actually meet her: she's a thief and a bit manipulative but ultimately good natured.
  • Threatening Shark: Subverted. Her mermaid lower half is a shark, but she's not threatening at all.
  • What Does She See in Him?: She's attracted to Hook Foot, of all people. Then again, they both have Hidden Depths.

    The New Flynn Rider 
Voiced by: Chris Diamantopoulos
Appearances: The Series


    Creighton 
Voiced by: Artemis Pebdani
Appearances: The Series

A werewolf hunter.


  • Paper Tiger: She looks and acts a big game, but she's a coward the moment she's cornered without her weapons. Even before the thrashing the werewolf gives her, Creighton runs away from a fight with Eugene the moment she's disarmed.
  • Van Helsing Hate Crimes: Despite her at first seeming to have a point about the werewolf being dangerous, Rapunzel never gives Creighton the time of day because the werewolf is one of her subjects. It soon becomes clear Rapunzel was right, as by the end of the episode the werewolf is far more sympathetic, yet Creighton wants to hunt it just for the sake of hunting it because it's not strictly human any more (even preying on the desire to end the curse to bait a trap).
    Rapunzel: Leave the girl alone!
    Creighton: She ain't a girl any more, she's a monster! And the sooner you realize that the better!
  • Would Hurt a Child: Eventually discovers that the werewolf is Red / Catalina, a girl who's little more than an adolescent at best. Creighton still wants her on the other end of a crossbow.

    Queen of Ingvarr 
Voiced by: Gina Torres
Appearances: The Series

A rival queen to Corona.


    Princess Narcissa 

The princess of San Theodoros and the daughter of Queen Ainsley.


    Candor 
Appearances: Hair and Now

A phoenix owned by Sir Mericles. She can create illusions.


    Pamona Percy 
Appearances: Hair and Now

A famous painter, who was also secretly a sorcerer. After people began to criticize her art, she trapped them in her paintings and later trapped herself in one of her paintings.


  • Can't Take Criticism: In-universe. She had a Heroic RRoD and trapped whoever criticized her work, no matter if they meant it in a constructive way or if they meant it to be jerks. She later fell into a Heroic BSoD and stuck herself in one of her own paintings in self-exile. Rapunzel and co. manage to talk her out of her funk by complimenting her work, telling her to listen to constructive criticism, and to ignore the not-so-constructive criticism.

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