Main Characters (Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Cassandra, Varian) | Allies & Others | Villains (Zhan Tiri)
The Kingdom of Corona
The Royal Family
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 be loved by all of their subjects.
- 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.
- Adaptational Heroism: In the original tale, the father steals lettuce from a witch's garden simply because his pregnant wife had a craving for them. Rapunzel's parents also disappear from the story once Rapunzel is taken away by the witch, and they never seem to bother about the whereabouts of the daughter they gave up. In this film, the mother is dying and the golden flower is taken to save her—and her unborn baby's—life. And rather than knowingly stealing from the witch, they find a golden flower that Gothel had been using to make herself young, though they don't know of that latter part, or that she would age rapidly without the flower. Rapunzel is also reunited with her parents at the end, and they have been searching for her all her life.
- Adaptational Wealth: In the original tale, he was just a lowly peasant. The movie has him as a king and the TV series has him state he received the best military training, but that's kind of an Informed Attribute, Depending on the Writer.
- Always Save the Girl: When Frederic used the Sundrop to save a pregnant Arianna, he was warned it would have devastating consequences for the kingdom. Frederic ordered his men to uproot the Sundrop anyway.
- 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.
- Broken Pedestal:
- Downplayed with Rapunzel, who becomes enraged at him for policing her actions and locking her up just because of his overprotectiveness. It becomes a Rebuilt Pedestal after he owns up to his mistakes and they reconcile.
- The young alchemist Varian used to admire and respect him, as evident by him acting on disbelief when Quirin lies to Frederic's face. However, Frederic's later actions towards Varian following Quirin's imprisonment in amber caused Varian to despise him, if the season finale is any indication.
- Character Development: Frederic has noticeably become more mellow and less overbearing in Season 3. Part of it is the result of him and his wife being mindwiped in the season premiere and spending much of the season recovering their memories, but it's also a sign of character growth. The hardest lesson Frederic had to learn in Season 1 was that Rapunzel had grown up into a self-sufficient young adult and he needed to trust her judgment, and that lesson finally stuck after his stubborn attitudes made the situation with Varian and the black rocks even worse than it already was at the season's end. After "Secret Of The Sundrop", Frederic has made good on his promise to respect Rapunzel's agency and give her all the space and freedom she needs to make major decisions.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: After his memory is reverted to when he was a youth, he's revealed to be an avid collector of eggs.
- Control Freak: While his extreme desire to protect Rapunzel is incredibly justified, his methods veer into this territory. He polices her quest with guards, reads her private journal, sends guards after Varian for having the Demanitus Scroll, plans to send Cassandra away to a convent after finding out about how she snuck Rapunzel out on the day of her coronation, and locks Rapunzel in a tower after Varian's attack despite knowing that is the exact same abuse she suffered at the hands of Mother Gothel (against his own wife's desires). He gets better following his Character Development.
- Dark and Troubled Past: His only child was kidnapped and missing for eighteen years.
- Disproportionate Retribution: He has a bad habit of this.
- After Rapunzel was abducted, the King laid down the hammer hard on all crimes, including petty thieves, hence why Eugene was going to be hanged just for stealing a tiara. Naturally, this leads to at least one villain being created out of this mess.
- In "Cassandra v. Eugene", Rapunzel mentions that he locked his tailor in the stockade for accidentally tearing one of his many robes.
- Fatal Flaw: In Season 1, Frederic is shown to be a very stubborn man, especially when Rapunzel is involved, and once he has his mind set on something, it's almost impossible to get him to change it or see reason, until he finally learns to be less controlling in "Secret Of The Sundrop".
- 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.
- 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.
- It's All My Fault: After avoiding telling Rapunzel the truth for several episodes, Frederic finally takes responsibility for the current crisis in "Secret Of The Sundrop" and shares his most shameful secret: the black rocks encroaching on Corona are the result of him using the Sundrop flower to his save his wife and daughter two decades earlier. He was warned beforehand that doing so would have terrible consequences, but he was willing to take that risk and prioritized saving his family over the safety of his kingdom.
- 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 Guy: King Frederic is loving and joyous.
- 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.
- Not So Above It All: While usually presented as rather stoic, In Like Flynn is about him having a prank war with his Sitcom Archnemesis 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. When the Captain of the royal guard resigns from his position in Season 3, because he can't bring himself to hurt Cassandra, Frederic understands where this decision is coming from perfectly, parent to parent.
- 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: he wants his soldiers to follow her everywhere she goes, reads her private journal, and goes as far as locking her up in a tower on her eighteenth birthday. Well-intentioned and genuinely wanting to protect his daughter he may be, he ends up stifling the freedom she's wanted for so long in an effort to keep her safe. Eugene even calls him out on being Not So Different from Gothel. Fortunately, Character Development causes him to grow out of this.
- 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: 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.
- Sitcom Archnemesis: King Frederic has a long-standing rivalry with King Trevor and these two men clearly can't stand each other. In season 1 King Frederic tries to steal King Trevor's seal just to annoy him, and in season 3 King Trevor tries to make Frederic's wife, Queen Arianna, fall in love with him.Captain of the Guards: [To Rapunzel] King Trevor always manages to thoroughly embarrass your father.
- Took a Level in Cheerfulness: Frederic is a lot happier on average in Season 3. For the first half of the season, it's because he and his wife have been mindwiped, losing a lot of their emotional baggage; and for the second half of the season, it's because he's a lot less stressed out now that he trusts Rapunzel to be able to fight her own battles and handle any dangerous threats to the kingdom.
- 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.
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. If you consider that the story is based on the 18th century when queens tended to marry young, she might have actually been a teenager when she had Rapunzel.
- 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.
- 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.
- Adaptational Wealth: She was a lowly peasant in the original tale. The movie has her as a queen while the TV series shows her capable of self-defense, as she defended herself by punching out Flynn Rider after he stole her ring.
- All There in the Manual:
- Rapunzel and the Lost Lagoon: Queen Ariana is revealed to be able to see Beneath the Mask and to be a Secret Secret-Keeper.
- In the "Princess Cassandra" story at the "Tangled: Adventure is Calling" graphic novel she is revealed to be able to see Beneath the Mask when Cassandra becomes Rapunzel's Body Double in a Two-Timer Date:Please, dear, It's Cassandra. Let her talk. What happened here? Was this Rapunzels idea?
- 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.
- 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, the difference is that Arianna matured while Willow essentially remained the same.
- Good Parents: While she and her husband don't get much screen time in the movie, 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, Arianna is supportive of Rapunzel 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: In the opening narration, the Queen is on her deathbed. She gets 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: Arianna survived a carriage plummeting a hundred feet in snowy weather with no injuries.
- Mama Bear: She and her husband spent the last eighteen years searching for their daughter. Also, messing with Rapunzel is something she'll physically hurt you for.
- 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.
- Secret Secret-Keeper: All There in the Manual reveals that she has seen Beneath the Mask when she tells Rapunzel she has known for a long time that Rapunzel is helping Cassandra to train for the Royal Guard Test.
- 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.
- The Queen says one line in Tangled Ever After. Then again, it was in an Imagine Spot.
- Trauma Conga Line: Her only child was kidnapped and missing for eighteen years, and she got robbed by Flynn Rider.
- 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.
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.
- Birds of a Feather: Willow is outgoing, energetic, and adventurous, loves painting and Does Not Like Shoes, just like Rapunzel, and they become friends instantly.
- Cool Aunt: To Rapunzel, whom she bonds with.
- Didn't Think This Through: One of her major flaws. She will often do things without thinking about the consequences or people affected by her actions.
- Does Not Like Shoes: A Shared Family Quirk with Rapunzel. The two of them bond over their disdain for footwear 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.
- 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.
- To Rapunzel. 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. Ironic considering what we hear of Arianna's youth was that she was just like Willow, the difference being that Arianna matured after marrying Frederic.
- Fun Personified: Deconstructed Trope. 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.
- 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, and the competition held between the kingdoms is one such example.
- Walking the Earth: She prefers exploring and adventuring throughout the world to settling down in Corona — or anywhere else.
Royal Palace Staff
The Captain of the Guard
Appearances: Tangled | The Series
The Captain of the Corona Royal Guard, and the adoptive father of Cassandra.
- All There in the Manual:
- It was implied in the series, but at the Tangled: The Series comic book story Guardians day, the issue Hair it is confirms that the Captain is a workaholic, and Cassandra states that she has never seen him out of his uniform (she believes the Captain sleeps in it).
- It was implied in the series, but in Rapunzel and the Lost Lagoon, Cassandra reveals his father is The Stoic and he would like Cassandra being Rapunzel's Lady-in-Waiting to invoke Upbringing Makes the Hero.
- Ambiguous Situation: Whether he himself was the one masked man who made Cassandra a victim of The Worf Effect at Quest for Varian is unclear.
- 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 a 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: He 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.
- Da Chief: The Captain of the Guard not only is The Captain, he also adopts this role when he is interacting with Eugene, who acts like a Cowboy Cop. The captain hired him to teach the Guards how to think as a thief in Fitzherbert, PI, The captain angrily fires Eugene and Lance when they lost the thieves they were guarding at Big brothers of Corona (even when Lance never was hired) and, after King Frederic suggests he should hire them both, the captain gives Eugene his job back. With the rest of the guards, the Captain shows respect, and treats Cassandra very well when he assigns her to investigate Feldspar's disappearance.Lance: I didn't really want to work for the captain anyway. Too much yelling.Smash Cut to Eugene and Lance on their knees reporting to the King and the Captain that they let the girls go:The Captain: YOU LET THEM WHAT?
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: The captain also personally handles the new recruits, and he's definitely an unpleasant person.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": 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.
- Fantasy-Forbidding Father: Cassandra's father, who's Captain of the Royal Guard, doesn't let Cassandra join the Guard, which is her life's dream. He claims that Cassandra "is not ready" for it. At the end of Season 1, when the Captain is wounded and can't fight himself and he finally realizes Cassandra is the person most capable of leading the guards now.
- 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.
- Good Counterpart: Cassandra lived the first four years of her life with Mother Gothel, who was The Sociopath who, after an Ignored Epiphany abandoned Cassandra to kidnap Rapunzel. The Captain is a Parents as People who adopted Cassandra and when Cassandra disowned him, had a Moment of Weakness but still choses Cassandra over a fantasy and even renounces his career to be with his daughter.
- Hidden Depths:
- The Wrath Of Ruthless Ruth reveals hes a fairly decent singer.
- Given that Cassandra's brief time being regressed back to a child had her as an energetic Bratty Half-Pint, it's implied she truly was that way at that age. This would mean the Captain managed to make her get through the pain of being abandoned by her mother and gave her an actual happy childhood albeit whilst spoiling her, even if she didn't remain that way as an adult. It also makes Cassandra lashing out at him and attacking him in "Islands Apart" even more ungrateful.
- I'm Standing Right Here: The Captain explains to Rapunzel the kind of relationship her father the King has with King Trevor of Equis with the king exactly two steps behind him:The Captain: King Trevor always manages to thoroughly embarrass your father.The King: I can hear you, Captain.
- 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 is a good father to Cassandra.
- It's Personal: When the Guards and Maximus corner Flynn in the dam, the captain laughs for a moment at the elusive thief who has been mocking him throughout the movie and says: I waited a long time for this. However, the captain does not gloat when Flynn is going to be executed.
- 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.
- Limited Wardrobe: In the comics, Cassandra states that she has never seen him without his uniform on. She even believes the Captain sleeps in it.
- 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.
- Moment of Weakness: The Captain is ready to abandon Terapi Island with the four year Cassandra, only stopping after seeing that Cassandra is not real.Rapunzel: I can't believe it. He's given up!
- No Social Skills: As The Stoic Workaholic Da Chief who uses I'm Standing Right Here behind his boss the King, it's clear the captain does not have the skills to relate with other persons outside his job, and it's implied this is the reason he cannot give the emotional support Cassandra desperately needs.
- 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, as The Stoic who is a workaholic, 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 Military Brat who thinks the only way to please her father is to become a Royal Guard. This trope is deconstructed at Islands Apart, where the Captain confronts Cassandra about her betrayal of Rapunzel, discovering a person completely different, full of a rage the captain never had seen before. Then he realizes he has failed Cassandra as a father, and desperately tries to become more emotional while he makes a Deal with the Devil with a Jackass Genie to get another chance to Raise Cassandra Right This Time in a futile effort to atone for his errors. However, the Captain recognizes that his work is not the most important thing in his life, Cassandra is, so he retires and gets a Beard of Sorrow symbolizing his Character Development and manages to reconcile with Cassandra.
- Passing the Torch: In "Flynnpostor", he retires due to not wanting to confront his daughter Cassandra, who's since become Corona's most dangerous threat, and passes the position to Eugene.
- 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.
- In "Big Brothers of Corona", the captain is friendly to Red and Angry, two little girls that are the infamous thief the Silent Striker.
- In "Islands Apart", he's overjoyed to see Rapunzel and even Eugene again, and later apologizes after seeing the error of his ways in attempting to get his daughter back, both to Rapunzel and the Lorbs.
- In "One angry princess" he agrees to stop the boat that sends Attila the Bun to the floating prison just because Rapunzel asks him a new chance for Attila.
- Put on a Bus: The Captain and several other guards left to search for Rapunzel, but she returned before they could, and he seems to have gone MIA since no one has heard from him since. He returns in "Islands Apart".
- Raise Him Right This Time: In "Islands Apart", he intends to do this with the four-year-old Cass he conjured using the fountain, but is convinced by Rapunzel that she will never be real and he shouldn't give up on his actual daughter.
- 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:
- At Great Expotations, when Cassandra declines an assignment to help Varian clean the mess, the Captain declares that declining an assignment doesn't bode well, but as Cassandra's father, he is proud of her.
- 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.
- The Stoic: It was implied in the series, but at Rapunzel and the Lost Lagoon Cassandra reveals his father is one:Moments later, my father had embraced me with tears in his eyes. It was the first time I'd seen my father cry.
- Upbringing Makes the Hero: If you see So Proud of You you will find that the Captain doesn't care if Cassandra becomes a Royal Guard, but he does care for Cassandra and becomes a good friend to Varian. And if you see All There in the Manual you will find that the Captain wants Cassandra to become Rapunzel's Lady-in-Waiting because Cassandra is unknowingly the daughter of Mother Gothel, the kidnapper of Rapunzel. The Captain wants Cassandra to be a good, heroic person, and she was one at least at Season 1.
- What the Hell, Hero?: He gets one of this for Rapunzel at "Islands Apart", when the Captain is so desperate after Cassandra's treason that he really wants to abandon the Isle and start a new life with the false Cassandra trying to Raise Her Right This Time, without realising that he is doing exactly the same thing Goethel, Cassandra's real mother, did to Cassandra twenty years ago.Rapunzel: The real Cass is still out there. Listen to me soldier, you do just not get to forget about Cass and start over. Family sticks together.
- Workaholic: If you check All There in the Manual, When Rapunzel wants to help Cassandra to pick up a gift for his father asking what are his hobbies, Cassandra answers: Uh, His job?, and then this dialogue:Rapunzel: Uh, how about some formal attire?
- Wouldn't Hurt a Child: The captain will Pet the Dog with children, even with criminal children or a daughter of a criminal.
Two members of the Royal Guard.
- Badass Mustache: Stan is the older and stronger of the two and has mustache.
- Butt-Monkey: Practically nothing goes right for them.
- Epic Fail: At one point, Stan has to serve as a 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.
- Mauve Shirt: They're a couple of guards with names that serve as Recurring Extras.
- 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.
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 FaceHeel Turn.
The royal family's advisor.
- Ambiguous Situation: Whether he himself made the people of Corona believe Varian attacked Rapunzel is unclear.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: It was on his order that Varian was forcibly removed from the palace, after the boy had come to Rapunzel for help. Which would lead to Varian's FaceHeel Turn.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: In "Pascal's Dragon", he is willing to go against Rapunzel's orders to let her handle the dragon, because he's had personal experience with dragons burning down his village in search of their child and doesn't want the same happening to Corona.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: "Be Very Afraid" reveals he is afraid of dragons.
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 silent on-screen; however, Willow talks with her off-screen and states she is a chatter box.
Cassandra's pet owl.
- Big Damn Hero: Thanks to him carrying a fruit to Rapunzel, she can rescue the Captain Just in Time. If not for Owl, The Captain would have surely died from the curse.
- The Conscience: He makes sure to keep Cassandra on the right path, nonverbally scolding her for lying to Rapunzel.
- Even the Dog Is Ashamed: In "Once a Handmaiden...", he gives a disapproving glare to Cassandra, who's since turned evil and hurt Rapunzel (among other things), when they reunite in the woods.
- Morality Pet: To Cassandra. Despite her sheer aloofness, she truly cares about Owl, even more than she does Rapunzel.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: Subverted. Though he initially stays by Cassandra's side following her FaceHeel Turn, he leaves her in "Islands Apart", by which time she has undergone Sanity Slippage and unknowingly allied herself with Zhan Tiri, and returns to Corona.
- Odd Friendship: He bonds with Eugene in "Islands Apart", despite his master's dislike of the Reformed Criminal.
Hook Hand Thug, Big-Nose Thug, Short Thug / Shorty, Vladimir, Attila Buckethead
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 is noticeably thinner and more well-groomed than his brethren and does interior design on the side. 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, or perhaps Auto-brewery syndrome.
- 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 is 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 Jerkass 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 only a few lines during the whole movie, one of 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 like 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.
- Horns of Barbarism: As part of their exaggeratedly rough and tough personas, they wear a variety of horned helmets alongside hook hands and the like.
- 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.
Kiera/"Angry" and Catalina/"Red"
Red voiced by: Ruby Jay
Appearances: The Series
A pair of young orphaned 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.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Though they're not related to Varian, they fill in this role towards him of sorts. Angry takes his hot air balloon, and the both of them tamper with an invention of his.
- Ascended Extra: They appear in just one episode of both Season 1 and Season 2. In Season 3, they are regularly recurring characters.
- Birds of a Feather: Non-romantic example. They bond with Eugene and Lance over being orphaned thieves.
- 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. However, she also expresses a desire to be part of the action in "Cassandra's Revenge". 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, the latter is no longer referred to by her nickname, but Kiera is still referred to as Angry.
- Facial Markings: Both girls have red fang-shaped markings under their eyes. Red also has the Mark of the Wolf on her left cheek, hidden under her face paint.
- FaceMonster 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).
- Family of Choice: They are not related, but they clearly see each other as sisters.
- 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.
- 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!
- Happily Adopted: By Lance Strongbow in the finale.
- Hazy Feel Turn: Being young children mostly forced into crime it doesn't take much to join the good guys.
- Intergenerational Friendship: They're children who are good friends with Rapunzel's gang, comprised of adults.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: They may be mischievous thieves, but they're good children and eventually come to return the items they stole after being rehabilitated by Eugene and Lance, having only stolen to survive anyways. Particularly Angry; even though she's quite hotheaded and prone to Brutal Honesty, she cares about her friends.
- 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.
- Naughty Is Good: They are a pair of mischievous kids that get into all sorts of trouble, but they are clearly on the good side.
- Not So Stoic:
- Angry spends most of "Vigor the Visionary" in a state of childish wonder and excitement, and justifiably so since she thinks she's about to find her family. When she finally meets who she thinks are her parents, she goes off on a chain of cheerful babbling so wild that it requires Eugene to translate.
- Played for Drama in "Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf" when Red reveals she's been holding onto a lot of anger and resentment at the way her life was going. She doesn't even like her nickname.
- 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. Well, after that, Kiera is the only one still referred to as Angry.
- 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.
- The Silent Bob: Red doesn't talk much, but when she does, it is to deliver an Armor-Piercing Response: .Angry: Hurry, we can still make the last boat out of Corona, I know you're not happy about this, but we finally have enough money to get away from here, start fresh.
- Shadow Archetype: Whos 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 even uses Cass as an example of what Red could have become if she hadnt learned that lesson, and the episode ends with Cass continuing to slide the other way.
- 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.
- Voice for the Voiceless: Initially, Angry did most of the talking for Red.
Varian has his own Character page here
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.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Like every member of the Brotherhood, Quirin is brainwashed into becoming a sleeper agent and a loyal servant of Cassandra, the living embodiment of the Moonstone.
- Cassandra Truth: At different times, he tried to warn Edmund, Frederic, and Varian not to mess with the Moonstone, Sundrop Flower, and Black Rocks, respectively, and none of them listened to him. He was right. So very right.
- Character Development: At the start of the series, he was dismissive towards Varian's inventions, not supporting them due to their tendency to backfire, and often expresses disappointment in Varian when he messes up. In the series finale, however, Quirin is outright working alongside Varian, and even when the invention explodes, he laughs it off, showing how far their bond has come.
- Dark Secret: In the first season, he withheld information about the black rocks and the Dark Kingdom from Varian under the belief he is not ready to know.
- 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 Counterpart: To Mother Gothel. Both discourage their children's desires (which does a number on their self-esteem, no less) and keep them close, but while Quirin genuinely wants to protect Varian, Gothel only protects Rapunzel due to her selfishness.
- Heroic Sacrifice: When Varian's recklessness puts him in danger, Quirin quickly steps in to save him and winds up taking his place, imprisoned in the boy's creation.
- Hidden Depths: It's heavily implied he does share his son's smarts, and the ending shows him being part of the development of the Kingdom's first system of running hot water... assuming the machine's subsequent explosion wasn't because of his intervention.
- Human Popsicle: The amber he was encased in placed him in suspended animation for months, until Rapunzel uncrystallized him with the Hurt Incantation.
- Irony: Had Frederic listened to him, Rapunzel and Arianna would've died.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his gruff and stern nature, as well as his dismissal of Varian and his inventions, he is a devoted and loving father who seeks to protect his son. He's also dedicated to both the Dark Kingdom and Corona.
- Like Father, Like Son: Varian seems to have his sense of responsibility, as well as his fighting capabilities.
- Like Father, Unlike Son: Before he was a farmer, Quirin was a warrior and a soldier, while his son is a scientist and an inventor. Their interests and chosen professions are so removed from each other that it's clear there's a rift between the two in Season 1, where Quirin doesn't really connect with his son and Varian is clamoring for his approval.
- Meaningful Name: His name means "spear", reflecting his hardheadedness and sturdiness.
- Old Friend: Is referred to as this by King Frederic in "Queen for a Day".
- Papa Wolf: He steps in to protect his son from a dangerous experiment, without even thinking about it, and is imprisoned in amber for over a year as a consequence.
- Parents as People: He loves Varian, but his constant disapproval of Varian and his inventions led to Varian thinking that Quirin sees him as a failure.
- 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.
- Properly Paranoid: He warned Frederic that uprooting the Sundrop Flower would have disastrous consequences, but Frederic did it anyway. This resulted in the emerging of the Black Rocks, which endangered Corona.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to his son Varian's Red. Varian is impulsive, emotional, and talkative, whereas Quirin is more stoic and secretive.
- Taken for Granite: He becomes encased in a form of crystal after one of Varian's experiments with the rocks goes awry, but is freed when Rapunzel uses the Hurt Incantation on the crystals in season 3.
- Trauma Conga Line: Can give his son a run for his money (even though more than a few of their traumatic experiences are shared ones). He's forced out of the Dark Kingdom, loses his wife and subsequently has to raise his troublesome son alone, is forced to once again face the problem of the black rocks, is made to keep secrets to his son whom he believes is not ready to know, is imprisoned in amber, and gets Brainwashed and Crazy by Cassandra in which he nearly sends a bunch of people to the Lost Realm and fights his own king.
- 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.
Varian's pet raccoon.
- Ambiguous Situation:
- It's unknown if Ruddiger willingly let Varian mutate him in "Secret of the Sundrop".
- Where he was during Varian's alliance with the Saporians is also unknown.
- Loyal Animal Companion: To Varian, so much so that he's willing to stay by his owners side after Varian loses his mind and goes on a rampage all the while hoping Varian soon comes back to his senses.
- Misplaced Wildlife: Subverted. Raccoons are native to North America, but are invasive in parts of Europe. On the other hand, Raccoons weren't introduced in Europe until the mid-20th Century, which is way after Rapunzel's time.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: Downplayed. Though he stays by Varian's side following his FaceHeel Turn, he becomes clearly intimidated by him, and even frees Pascal, whom Varian trapped in a cage, so the chameleon can help stop Varian.
- Rascally Raccoon: He has a mischievous streak, as shown in "The Lost Treasure of Herz Der Sonne", when he tries to trap Maximus like Wile E. Coyote.
- 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."
- Super Serum: Varian made a special serum that mutates Ruddiger into a large, fearsome beast, but the effects do not last very long.
- Trademark Favorite Food: He loves apples.
- Undying Loyalty: He is extremely loyal to Varian. He watched Varian fall into despair and darkness and kept him company when the latter had absolutely no one else and was forced out of his own home by King Frederic's guards. Also, 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.
Appearances: The Series
A shopkeeper who's friendly to everyone in the Kingdom of Corona... except to Rapunzel.
- Good Old Ways: Monty is a traditionalist, Rapunzel's tendency to come at the status quo with a crowbar being the reason why he does not like her.
- Honorary Uncle: To a lot of people in Corona, including Cassandra (If you can convince Cassandra to treat you as an Honorary Uncle, you are definitively a Nice Guy).
- Jerkass to One: He is a Nice Guy, and practically everybody in Corona's capital have nothing but good things to say about him so his contempt for Rapunzel stings even more for her. Eventually, he and Rapunzel come to a compromise as she becomes the only one that doesn't like him (albeit with a light-hearted undertone to it).
- Nice Guy: Aside from Rapunzel, he is an absolute sweetheart to everyone on Corona and is well loved as a result.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: His physical appearance is apparently based on a composite of Eric Goldberg and Bob Keeshan from Captain Kangaroo.
- Red Herring: He acts very suspicious in One angry princess and Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf only to discover he is truly a Sheep in Sheep's Clothing.
- Serious Business: He takes his sweetshop very seriously, to the point where he feels like he should be locked up for giving Rapunzel stale licorice.
- Somebody Doesn't Love Raymond: He's the only one to disagree with Rapunzel's 100% Adoration Rating, which bothers her until she accepts she and Monty are just too different to ever get along and that's not her fault.
- 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...
- Odd Friendship: He ends up forming one with Varian not long after Varian's HeelFace Turn. Though the teenage boy is initially annoyed with his legends, he comes to appreciate them.
- Old Windbag: He knows a lot of old myths and legends that he is wont to 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 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. It's telling that Eugene and Varian, both of whom are former criminals, do a much better job at protecting the kingdom than them.
- 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 back in the early to mid-20th century — Disney fans will recognize him as the Mad Hatter and Uncle Albert.
- 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
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 re-inspire 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.
- Hates Being Touched: Vex refuses to be hugged by Rapunzel.
- HeelFace 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: She 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.
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
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 embarrassed 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: He 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 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 he curb-stomps most of his opponents.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He is an indomitable badass in combat, curb-stomping most of his opponents, 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.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: By the end of the series, Edmund has finally met his son, reunited with Adira and Hector, gained an amazing daughter-in-law, and returned to the Dark Kingdom to rebuild it. What's more, the black rocks have disintegrated at last.
- The Extremist Was Right: What makes King Edmund a Hero Antagonist is his desire to protect the Moonstone from falling into the wrong hands, and Season 3 shows just how much damage it can do. After merging with it, Cassandra single-handedly takes over Corona, nearly destroying it in the process. She also tries to murder her former friends, and only the Sundrop allows Rapunzel to stop her. And then, Zhan Tiri gets her hands on both the Moonstone and the Sundrop and unleashes a World-Wrecking Wave. When he was protecting the Moonstone at all cost, Edmund had a point.
- Family Eye Resemblance: He and Eugene have the same eyes. That's how Edmund recognizes his long-lost son.
- Good Counterpart: Both he and Mother Gothel abandoned their children, but while Edmund sent his son away to protect him, Gothel abandoned her daughter for Rapunzel's magic hair.]]
- 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: He lost his right arm trying to destroy the Moon Stone, but can still hold his own against Eugene, Rapunzel and Adira at the same time and win.
- Hero Antagonist: King Edmund is only an antagonist because he refuses to let anyone touch the Moonstone and get killed, or make things worse.
- Last of His Kind: After sending his subjects away from the Dark Kingdom to protect them from the Moonstone, he is one of the few inhabitants who stayed behind, in addition to his pet raven Hamuel, Adira, and Hector.
- 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 means "protector of riches", and he's indeed protecting a magical gemstone (or more like he's protecting everyone else from it...)
- My Greatest Failure: He is ashamed at his previous attempt to destroy the Moonstone, which cost him his arm and his own wife.
- Posthumous Character: Subverted. Hector indicated he was long dead since he last touched the Moonstone, and was only trying to honor his "dying wish". The last time Hector saw him, he was on his deathbed, and thought he died afterwards. It turns out Edmund did recover.
- 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.
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.
- Casual Danger Dialogue: In her first appearance, she casually remarks on Cassandra calling her a "weirdo" while dodging her attempts to strike her with her sword.
- 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".
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She has a taste for messing with others and is quite arrogant, but remains kind and selfless.
- Meaningful Name: "Adira" means "a great female" in Hebrew.
- My God, What Have I Done?: She visibly regrets withholding information from Rapunzel and the others once its clear she should have been frank earlier.
- Red Herring: There were several vague hints that made us think she would turn on Rapunzel once all was said and done. She doesn't.
- Two-Faced: Subverted. The left half of her face is covered in red paint, but she really is someone to be trusted.
- Unknown Character: Between her first appearance at the end 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 her, Quirin, Hector, and King Edmund. This connection is revealed to be the Brotherhood, sworn to protect the Dark Kingdom from the Moonstone's ill effects.
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.
- Anti-Villain: While he does have a lust for violence, he ultimately isn't a bad person and is only an antagonist because of his Undying Loyalty to King Edmund.
- Beast Master: He has two binturongs who are always at his beck and call and his stead is a rhinoceros.
- Blood Knight: He firmly believes that violence is the solution to most problems, and enjoys inflicting it.
- HeelFace Turn: He assists the other good guys in fighting Zhan Tiri once freed from mind control in the series finale, and following Zhan Tiri's destruction, he returns to the Dark Kingdom with Adira and King Edmund on peaceful terms.
- Shout-Out: Hector's overall appearance (sinewy build, disheveled black hair, vivid green eyes, and fur collar,) brings a classic Disney villain to mind: Scar.
- Undying Loyalty: To King Edmund, whom he believes to be dead and thus seeks to honor his will.
Appearances: The Series
An inventor and adventurer from centuries ago, whom Varian idolizes.
- Ambiguously Related: His facial structure greatly resembles Quirin's, Varian is shown to deeply admire his work and is able to rebuild his old portal, Zhan Tiri subtly implies she sees a connection between Varian and Demanitus, and he's given an action he deeply regrets that is somewhat similar to Varian's The Atoner status in regards to his misdeeds as the Arc Villain of Season 1. It's never confirmed whether Demanitus is indeed Varian's ancestor.
- Ascended Extra: He is mentioned in Season 1 and appears personally and in flashbacks in Season 2 and 3.
- 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?
- Greater-Scope Paragon: He is the guardian of Old Corona and a brilliant engineer and inventor, banishing Zhan Tiri to the Lost Realm.
- I Did What I Had to Do: He's clearly not happy about having to banish his Evil Former Friend Zhan Tiri, but he had to do so to protect Corona.
- Precursor Heroes: He's the Arch-Enemy of Zhan Tiri, having sealed him (well, her) away long ago. His influence, especially in regards to his scroll, is still felt in the present day. We even get to meet him in Season 2.
- Pungeon Master: He's fond of riddles and puns, especially involving monkeys.
- 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.
- We Used to Be Friends: He and Zhan Tiri used to be close friends and partners, until Zhan Tiri pulled a FaceHeel Turn and became power-hungry for the Sundrop and Moonstone, forcing Demanitus to banish her to the Lost Realm.
One of the meanest thugs that ever lived, having been the original owner of the Snuggly Duckling. Little did anyone know, she had a passion for music, but could never find the courage to share her music, which was a regret she carried to her grave. Now, she haunts her former pub, waiting for someone to sing her songs.
- Afro Asskicker: She sports a large afro and was one of the most hardcore thugs to ever roam Corona.
- Big Beautiful Woman: Her design features her with a chubby physique and she's quite gorgeous once you look past her aggressiveness.
- Iconic Item: Her wooden club which was used both as a weapon and for carrying the musical notes to her song.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She holds everyone in her pub against their will, but it is mainly out of desperation of having her unfinished business resolved. Once she lightens up, she is gruff but warm and downright jolly.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Ruthless Ruth sounds pretty alarming. She's a ghost with a grudge.
- Small Role, Big Impact: She only appears in one episode, but her backstory motivates Rapunzel to realize that she needs to achieve her dreams instead of waiting for them to come by.
- Unfinished Business: Her true passion was her music, but she never got a chance to share what she made with anyone. Rapunzel finally gives her that chance from beyond the grave.
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. 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.
- Really 700 Years Old: "Lost and Found" reveals that Vigor was Demanitus' monkey before he sealed his spirit into him, and Vigor has been around for at least a millennium.
- Sealed in a Person-Shaped Can: "Lost and Found" reveals that Vigor houses Demanitus's spirit.
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.
The assistant to the Keeper of the Spire.
- Butt-Monkey: In "Race to the Spire", she becomes a physical punching bag and tool for Cassandra and Zhan Tiri.
- Determinator: She keeps learning what she can and keeps on going, even if she has no idea what she's doing. As it turns out, this is what all past Keepers of the Spire are specifically tested for. And the current Keeper reveals that her determination to keep practicing her magic tricks in public despite never having an audience is the sole reason why he chose her.
- Grammar Nazi: She corrects others on the pronunciation of "spire" no matter the situation.
- It's All About Me: When Lance creates an opening to escape the cave, she takes credit for it despite having done nothing.
- Jerkass: She is inconsiderate and overly self-centered.
- Know-Nothing Know-It-All: She flaunts her so-called expertise in everybody's faces even she has no clue what she's doing. She is usually wrong and acts as though she does not hear it when someone points this out.
- Pet the Dog: Eventually, she does become genuinely appreciative of Rapunzel. She also treats the Baby Kurlock kindly.
- Ungrateful Bitch: In her second appearance, she has absolutely zero gratitude towards Rapunzel for surrendering the Mind-Trap in exchange for her freedom, instead reminding her of how she screwed up and it wasn't Calliope's fault.
- With Friends Like These...: Even after befriending Rapunzel and Eugene, Calliope remains annoying and ungrateful towards them.
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: He is a fast-talking wrestling host.
A stunningly beautiful mermaid.
- Big Beautiful Woman: Full figured, tattooed, and stunningly beautiful.
- In Love with the Mark: She 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.
Flynn Rider/Brock Thunderstrike
A new thief in Corona, who now takes on the name of Flynn Rider after Eugene gave up the mantle.
- Always Someone Better: Played with, but ultimately subverted. He is able to steal Rapunzel's tiara singlehandedly, while Eugene had the Stabbingtons to help him with, and Brock is way more popular with the Pub Thugs than Eugene ever was. However he only commits the exact same crimes someone else already accomplished before him; essentially showing him how it's done. This heavy dependency on someone else's moves and inability to come up with plans himself leaves Brock completely helpless in truly dangerous situations, as opposed to Eugene who is able to think on his feet. Another downside to this is that since his "predecessor" invented every single one of his tactics and is now standing on the opposite side of the law, he has an easy time predicting Brock's next move, and quickly outwits him.
- Awesome McCoolname: His real name is Brock Thunderstrike. Eugene is genuinely baffled that he would want to change his name.
- Back for the Finale: He is seen in the group shot in the final scene.
- Badass Moustache: What physically differentiates him from Eugene is his pencil mustache.
- Changed My Mind, Kid: He abandons Eugene to his fate when they were both trapped in the flooding cavern, but later returns to save Eugene from the Baron's wrath.
- Identical Stranger: With the exception of his goatee mustache and voice, he's a dead ringer for Eugene. This comes to bite Flynn when the vengeful Baron mistakes him for Eugene.
- I Just Want to Be Badass: When he and Eugene were moments from drowning, he confesses that all he wanted was to be someone other than himself, which was why he took on the mantle of Flynn Rider in order to make himself feel more important.
- No Honour Among Thieves: Despite Eugene managing to unpick the lock that frees Flynn, Flynn proceeds to abandon him in the cavern. Of course, he quickly has a change of heart and returns to save Eugene from the Baron.
- Pair the Spares: Implied by one of the final shots of "Plus Est en Vous" that shows him standing next to Stalyan.
- Replacement Flat Character:
- An almost literal example. The new Flynn Rider is basically Eugene before the latter's Character Development in the movie, being a greedy and self-absorbed thief who wants to act more important than he really is. Of course, thanks to Eugene he has a change of heart.
- "Plus Est en Vous" implies that he becomes a Replacement Goldfish for Stalyan, Eugene's ex-girlfriend.
A rival queen to Corona.
The princess of San Theodoros and the daughter of Queen Ainsley.
- Freudian Excuse: Her mother never spent time with her because of her queenly duties. Then she got a magic brainwashing wand and the rest was history.
Narcissa's babysitter and Treacherous Advisor.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She pretends to have Narcissa's best interests in mind, but is only manipulating her on Zhan Tiri's orders.
A phoenix owned by Sir Mericles. She can create illusions.
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.
- Art Attacker: She threw a whole bunch of Caustic Critics inside her Portal Pictures.
- 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.
- Hoist By Her Own Petard: Ended up trapped inside one of her own paintings and had to deal with the wrath of all the people she made suffer the same fate.