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    Mother Gothel 
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"Mother knows best."

Voiced by: Donna Murphy (original); Ahn Kyeong-chin (Korean) / Lee Yun-pyo (singing, Korean), Tsurugi Miyuki (Japanese), Irasema Terrazas (film, Latin American Spanish), Charlott Strandberg (Swedish)
Appearances: Tangled | The Seriesnote 
Appearances in alternate continuities: Kingdom Hearts IIInote 

"Oh, great. Now I'm the bad guy."

An old woman who was, prior to the film, the only person who knew of the magic flower that could reverse her aging. When the flower is taken from her and ingested by the queen, Gothel instead kidnaps the queen's daughter, who has the essence of the flower, and raises her as her own. Eighteen years later, Gothel is content with keeping Rapunzel as her personal Fountain of Youth, which is forced to change once Rapunzel decides she wants to see the outside world.


  • Abusive Parents: She is of the emotionally abusive variety: she doesn't beat up Rapunzel but preys on her emotions, isolates her from everyone else in the tower, gaslights her into believing that she's stupid and incapable of doing anything without Gothel's guidance, etc. She also abandoned her biological daughter, Cassandra, and treated her as a glorified maid beforehand.
    Mother Gothel: [regarding Cassandra] Ugh, hopefully that'll keep her out of my hair for a while. Lousy little pest.
  • Action Mom: Well, one bad adoptive action mom. She whacks the Stabbington Brothers (whom she herself set on Rapunzel to reinforce her fear of the outside world) and fatally stabs Eugene with a dagger. She protects Rapunzel from things that could take Rapunzel away from her. Turns out to have been an actual mother when it's discovered Cassandra is her biological daughter she tossed away in favor of Rapunzel and her Magic Hair.
  • Adaptational Badass: Played straight in the sense of getting her hands dirty, unlike the witch in the original Rapunzel fairytale; inverted in the sense of not being a witch (though in the original opening, done in the traditional animation style, it is implied that she is indeed magical and has Voluntary Shapeshifting as she seemingly takes the form of a crow).
  • Ambiguously Jewish: Implied to be this, given her Quirky Curls and black hair. Gothel also perpetuates the nagging and overprotective Jewish Mother/wife stereotype.
  • All Take and No Give: Both the Taker and the Giver manifestations at once. She lives to take care of Rapunzel, but only to use her to stay young, and keeps her locked up.
  • Alto Villainess: She's the villain and has Donna Murphy's comparatively deep voice, which stands out against Mandy Moore/Rapunzel's much higher voice.
  • Beauty Is Bad: Beauty is the cause of her villainy. She kidnaps Rapunzel, keeps her in the tower, and emotionally abuses her to keep her Fountain of Youth to herself and stay forever young and beautiful.
  • Beneath the Mask: Gothel appears to be a loving, though overprotective (and emotionally abusive), mother towards Rapunzel. Even though it shows she's selfish, condescending and cares more for Rapunzel's hair and its power than the girl herself, it's only in the end, when Rapunzel discovers she'd kidnapped her as an infant, that Gothel's true nature comes about and she's revealed to be willing to do absolutely anything to keep Rapunzel's power all to herself, even outright murder.
  • Big Bad: She kidnapped Rapunzel when she was a baby, and is the main source of conflict in the film.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Pretends to be Rapunzel's loving mother, but in actuality, she's the woman who kidnapped Rapunzel as a baby because her hair was full of magic from the flower used to de-age Gothel that got crushed into medicine for Rapunzel's real mother, the queen.
  • Black Cloak: She wears one a lot of the time to cover up her face, especially when the age-defying effects of the spell start wearing off.
  • Combat Pragmatist: She stabs Flynn from behind through the stomach after he climbs into Rapunzel's tower at the climax of the movie, using Rapunzel herself as bait to let his guard down.
  • Compassionate Critic: Towards Rapunzel (whom she views as gullible, naive, and helpless); or at least, she wants Rapunzel to think she's compassionate, but she's really faking love and affection towards her.
  • Control Freak: This counts as both her Berserk Button and Fatal Flaw — everything has to go exactly her way, or she flips out.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: When she goes out, she goes out badly; she is aged to dust in what is implied to be an excruciatingly painful demise, and all that's left of her is her cloak and a pile of dust.
  • Cruel to Be Kind: One of her favored justifications of her Control Freak behavior.
  • Dark Is Evil: Gothel has raven-black hair and a penchant for darker clothing (including a black cape and hood), in contrast to Rapunzel's more bright and innocent colour scheme. In "Mother Knows Best", she shuts all the windows and then keeps on quenching the candles Rapunzel lights.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She has a witty sense of humor not unlike Cassandra, her biological daughter.
  • Death by Adaptation: In the original, the witch is stuck in the tower she imprisoned Rapunzel in; she cannot get out after she cut off Rapunzel's hair and cut the rest just to attempt to spite and kill Rapunzel's love, but she still lives (though it won't be a happy life being imprisoned there with no way out). Mother Gothel is struck with Rapid Aging and falls to her death, but completely turns to dust before she even hits the ground.
  • Evil All Along: Rapunzel eventually discovers that Mother Gothel kidnapped her and exploited her, only caring for her selfish desires; the audience knows it the whole time.
  • Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor:
    Gothel: [looking in the mirror with Rapunzel] Look in that mirror. I see a strong, confident, beautiful young lady. Oh look, you're here too. [laughs]
  • Evil Is Hammy: Subverted. Gothel definitely counts as a ham in the beginning when she pretends to be a mother figure to Rapunzel, but later in the film when she decides to become "the bad guy", she's basically all evil and no ham.
  • Evil Matriarch: She's not Rapunzel's biological mother; rather, she kidnapped Rapunzel for her Fountain of Youth properties.
  • Evil Plan: Keep Rapunzel locked up in the tower forever so she can stay young forever.
  • Expy:
    • Mother Gothel looks very similar to the way Bernadette Peters portrayed the character in Into the Woods. They even have the exact same motive for locking Rapunzel in the tower (protection from the outside world, albeit sincere in the latter's case). There's also the young and old forms both take, the arrogant insistence of being right, and the awesome singing voices. However, the former fills in the blanks with much darker reasons, to the point of being a Deconstruction of the latter.
    • Her eternal youth shtick might also be something of a surviving trait of the original concept of Yzma. Further evidence of this one comes from the fact that The Emperor's New Groove started life as a much more standard Disney flick under the working title Kingdom of the Sun. Note the motif of the kingdom in Tangled. The key difference here is that Proto-Yzma believed that the sun itself was what robbed her of her youth and beauty, while Mother Gothel actually gains hers from the essence of sunlight.
    • Her over-protectiveness and passive-aggressive emotional manipulation also call to mind Frollo from Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The song "Mother Knows Best" and Frollo's part of "Out There" are, lyrically, uncannily similar.
  • Fantasy-Forbidding Mother: Mother Gothel kept Rapunzel's desire to leave the tower she was living/prisoner in in check for most of her life by a combination of belittling her and telling terrifying tales of the outside. In this variation, however, Gothel has no interest in protecting Rapunzel's feelings or well-being, and keeping her in the tower is directly related to Gothel's own gain.
  • Faux Affably Evil: As motherly, kind, and compromising as she tries to act, the mask is prone to slipping.
    Rapunzel calls her out on it towards the end, at which point Gothel drops the act entirely and decides to be "the bad guy."
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: A very delayed example. Her knocking aside her own concealing basket was the only way her flower was ever found, leading to her eventual kidnapping of Rapunzel and, even later, her death.
  • Hollywood Costuming: Deliberately done, where Mother Gothel's wardrobe is clearly several centuries out of date compared to everyone else's clothing, hinting that she's been around much longer than she appears.
  • I Just Want to Be Beautiful: Mother Gothel wants to remain young and beautiful forever by any means necessary.
  • Ignored Epiphany: In the "Rapunzel's Return" flashback, she seems to momentarily regret abandoning Cassandra, before hardening her resolve and fleeing after Cassandra unwittingly alerts her position.
  • Immortal Immaturity: Mother Gothel acts immature for how old she looks, let alone her actual age. She cows Rapunzel with what amounts to name-calling.
  • Immortality Immorality: Gothel has lived so long in her youthful form that if she stops, death will be almost instantaneous. Hence her mania at the prospect of Rapunzel leaving her, and (when the chips are down) the claws coming out when Flynn gets in her way.
  • It's All About Me: She will kidnap a baby girl, keep her in the tower, emotionally abuse her, chain her, and outright murder a man who tries to free her, all to stay forever young and beautiful. Zhan Tiri (who's probably the only character in the franchise that's more evil than her) outright states that Gothel was failed by her ego, just like her daughter Cassandra.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: As an old woman, she can hardly be called attractive or beautiful. That is her motivation to use the healing flower and, later, abuse Rapunzel.
  • Jerkass: Mother Gothel is an explicable one to Rapunzel from beginning to end, it appears, and makes little attempts to hide it.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: She only cares about Rapunzel because she needs her hair to keep herself young and beautiful. She treated her biological daughter Cassandra like a glorified maid, and any seeming acts of kindness (such as giving her a music box) were only used to get Cassandra to leave her alone.
  • Knife Nut: Gothel's preferred method of combat, when she's not using her hundreds of years of cunning. She doesn't get around to actually stabbing anyone until the end, where she really makes it count.
  • Like Parent, Like Child: Her biological daughter, Cassandra, inherited her self-centered nature.
  • Living Forever Is Awesome: She resorts to extreme measures to ensure she can continue to live indefinitely and never shows any signs of weariness. It's especially awesome if you're eternally young and beautiful.
  • Manipulative Bitch: What she does to Rapunzel for 18 years and how she recruits the Stabbington Brothers.
  • Meaningful Appearance: Mother Gothel's eyes are strikingly gray. On top of being very, very determined to keep Rapunzel (i.e. her healing powers) in her possession, it sharply contrasts to her "daughter's" bright green eyes.
  • Moral Myopia: In spite of all the terrible things she's done in order to ensure her own youthfulness, she doesn't think she's done anything wrong. When Rapunzel finally calls her out, Gothel says, "You want me to be the bad guy?"
  • My Beloved Smother: She won't even let Rapunzel out of the tower. Though that's because she cares more about the hair than the girl it's attached to.
  • Narcissist: She hoarded the power of the Sundrop just to keep herself young and beautiful. In "A Tale of Two Sisters", it is revealed that she kept a number of enchanted mirrors, using them to record her either complimenting her own looks, or bringing up moments when others complimented her looks.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: For some reason, she looks really similar to Cher.
  • No Honor Among Thieves: She promises the Stabbington brothers more wealth, and revenge. They get the latter, and an arrest.
  • One Bad Mother: Mother Gothel is an abusive parent.
  • Outdated Outfit: Her clothing is centuries out of date, serving as a signifier that she's a lot older than she seems.
  • Parental Abandonment: After kidnapping Rapunzel, she attempted to flee back to her cottage where Cassandra was still waiting, but seeing the royal guards get there first, she turned around and eventually found the tower. And poor Cass saw the whole thing...
  • Parental Neglect: She would frequently leave Rapunzel in her tower with toys and whatever else she liked, only returning whenever she needed to be de-aged. She did this to Cassandra, too.
  • Posthumous Character: At the end of the movie, she dies of Rapid Aging, but she appears in the sequel series in flashbacks, nightmares, and visions. The series expands her backstory: She used to be Zhan Tiri's follower, and before she kidnapped Rapunzel, she had her own daughter, Cassandra.
  • Pragmatic Villainy:
    • To her credit, her original plan wasn't to kidnap Rapunzel; she cut off a lock of golden hair to take away and realised, to her shock, that she'd need the girl it belongs to as well.
    • She takes care of Rapunzel so her Fountain of Youth won't run dry. She makes Rapunzel's favorite soup and brings her rare paints to keep her placated, and protects her "daughter" from dangers she herself hyped up to keep her secured in the tower. She says she loves her so Rapunzel will love her, care for her, and never leave her.
  • Proud Beauty: A very proud one. She's enamored with her own appearance and takes any opportunity to flaunt her curvaceous figure and use her looks to get favors. The desire to maintain her beauty forever is what drives her to villainy.
  • The Sociopath: If you're in the camp that believes that Mother Gothel never loved Rapunzel and only faked affection in order to better control her, then that would mean she raised a child, and one of the nicest people in the world, for eighteen years and never saw that child as anything more than a tool for her to use.
  • Statuesque Stunner: "Somebody get me a glass, 'cause I found a tall drink o' water!"
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Obviously averted in regards to her relationship with her "daughter", Rapunzel. But once you see the resemblance between her and Cassandra...
  • Terms of Endangerment: She calls Rapunzel "flower". Another sign of how Gothel only sees Rapunzel as her new magic flower.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: Discussed, but Averted, as she was never really good to begin with, and instead of having a Face–Heel Turn she just drops the facade.
    Gothel: You want me to be the bad guy? Fine — now I'm the bad guy...
  • Third-Person Person: While singing "Mother Knows Best" and its Dark Reprise. She also uses it in speech, like "Mother's feeling a little run down, my dear..."
  • Vain Sorceress: Apart from not showing any magical powers of her own, she completely embodies this trope, hoarding a magical healing flower to keep herself young and beautiful for centuries, and then kidnapping baby Rapunzel and raising her in a tower for 18 years when the flower's power is transferred to her. In addition, she often puts down Rapunzel and compliments herself.
  • Villain Has a Point: While she was only trying to scare Rapunzel into staying in the tower, Gothel had a point in that the world is a scary place where people can and will take advantage of her, especially if they learn about the power of her hair. After all, Gothel herself is one of those people.
  • Villains Never Lie: Of course, Gothel does lie, but ironically telling one truth led to her undoing years later: had she told Rapunzel that her birthday was a month later, she would have saved herself a lot of trouble.
  • Villainous Legacy: During the series, Rapunzel isn't quite free from Gothel's influence even though she's long dead, because Gothel has been haunting her dreams for quite some time. It is later revealed that Cassandra is her biological daughter, which leads to Cassandra turning against Rapunzel over Gothel choosing Rapunzel over her.
  • Wise Old Folk Facade: She steals baby Rapunzel and raises her as her own daughter, teaching her her own values and playing the role of the "caring mother". That is, until her true colors are revealed and the facade is out after Rapunzel finds out the truth about her origins and powers.
  • Womanchild: She's quite immature for her age.
  • Yandere: For Rapunzel's hair, and by extension Rapunzel, whom she wants to stay by her side forever.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: The anti-aging effects of Rapunzel's hair slowly begin to wear off after some time, so she has to find Rapunzel and sing the healing song to preserve her immortality. If she doesn't, she'll eventually die off.

"You want me to be the bad guy? Fine — now I'm the bad guy..."

    The Stabbington Brothers 

The Stabbington Brothers

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Voiced by: Ron Perlman (Tangled; both in The Series), John DiMaggio (Tangled only); Mario Arvizu and Idzi Dutkiewitz (film, Latin American Spanish), Fredrik Hiller (brother voiced by Ron Perlman, film, Swedish)
Appearances: Tangled | The Series | Ever After

Flynn's partners-in-crime at the beginning of the film, whom he leaves at the mercy of the kingdom guards to save his own ass. They're clearly not happy about it, and partner up with Mother Gothel to get him.


  • Co-Dragons: Gothel convinces them to work with her to get rid of Flynn Rider, but is unlikely that they saw themselves as subservient to her.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: This trope typifies the relations between Flynn and the Stabbington brothers. Ironically, the Stabbington Brothers are never the ones who do the betraying (perhaps they aren't clever enough to manage it). They may have attempted to betray Gothel by wanting to sell Rapunzel for her healing abilities, but it's unclear as this may have been part of the deal she made with them, meaning that she betrayed them too).
  • Evil Redhead: Both of them are gingers, and their main motivations are stealing the crown and getting sweet, deadly revenge on Flynn.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Averted. One of the brothers has an eyepatch but is not shown to be more or less effective than the other. It's more like an Identical Twin ID Tag.
  • Friendly Enemy: "Tangled Ever After" shows that Flynn invited them to his and Rapunzel's wedding, and the two openly cry when the newlyweds have their first kiss as husband and wife. In fact, this might have started as far back as the ending of "Return of the King", where they appreciate the former thief for saving their lives despite all the bad things they did to him.
  • Identical Twin ID Tags: They are only differentiated by: sideburns, the Eyepatch of Power one of them wears, their scars, their clothes, and weapons.
  • Meaningful Name: They're the Stabbington brothers, and they pretty clearly have a history with (and a motivation for) killing.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Parodied and inverted in a sense, since are backstabbed by Flynn at the beginning of the movie, instead of the other way around.
  • No Name Given: Well, no first name, anyway. When they return, they're nicknamed Patchy and Sideburns.
  • Revenge: Gothel gets them to help her with the promise of getting back at Eugene for stealing the tiara from them. In the series, they repeatedly seek revenge against Eugene.
  • Sibling Team: Also Siblings in Crime. The two of them seem to work exclusively together, to the point that their first names aren't given and their "wanted" posters list them together.
  • Single-Minded Twins: Identical twins who act alike.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: A pair of thieves who appear to be twins and are never apart.
  • Villain Decay: In-Universe. While they're both genuine threats to the heroes, their criminal acquaintances consider them to be laughingstocks since they keep getting foiled by Flynn — sorry, Eugene Fitzherbert — alongside the princess and her pet chameleon.
  • The Voiceless: The eyepatch brother never speaks, just giving intimidating glares at people.
  • Unfortunate Names: Admittedly, with a name like Stabbington, you don't have a lot of viable career options.

Zhan Tiri and followers

    Zhan Tiri 

Zhan Tiri

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Voiced by: Tara Fitzgerald
Appearances: The Series

A powerful magical warlock sealed away in the Demanitus Device by Lord Demanitus. Despite being imprisoned, Zhan Tiri's power and network of loyal followers still lurk around in the shadows.


  • Ambiguously Human: We don't even know who or what Zhan Tiri is. Her silhouetted form shows her having a demonic, goat-like head. It turns out she is a shapeshifter. The silhouetted form gets revealed in the finale after she steals both the Sundrop and Moon Opal. It is a mix between a mythical bicorn and a squid, with the former's goat-like head, and the latter's lower torso with tentacles.
  • Arch-Enemy:
    • She and Lord Demanitus were this in ancient times. Demanitus was the one to seal her away, and he even refers to Zhan Tiri as his old nemesis. It is later revealed that they used to be friends and partners - possibly more - before Zhan Tiri made a Face–Heel Turn out of power-lust.
    • She could also be considered this to Rapunzel in the present day, as her main goal is to use Cassandra to finish Rapunzel and Corona for good.
  • Big Bad: For the entire series, although only as an active force in the latter half of Season 3 once she is freed from her imprisonment in another realm; see Enchanted Girl for more details.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: She betrayed Lord Demanitus, but had felt like he turned his back on her.
  • Evil Counterpart:
    • To Rapunzel. Both of them were former allies of alchemists (Varian for Rapunzel, and Demanitus for Zhan Tiri), only to end up failing them in one way or another. They've also both been imprisoned for most of their lives, and each have an elemental destiny. However, while Rapunzel is an All-Loving Hero who is kind to almost everyone she meets and constantly changes things for the better, Zhan Tiri is a genocidal sociopath who's utterly incapable of empathy or love. And while Rapunzel and Varian became friends again, Zhan Tiri and Demanitus never made amends.
    • To Varian. They both turned their backs on goodness and instead started plotting against Corona after feeling betrayed. However, while Varian had noble desires and turned back to the good side, Zhan Tiri has absolutely no redeeming qualities and suffered a Karmic Death.
    • To Cassandra. Both betrayed their respective closest friends, who were protectors of Corona, in favor of ambition, power, and pursuing their destinies. But while Cassandra realized the error of her ways, Zhan Tiri never did.
  • Evil Former Friend: To Lord Demanitus. She was originally going to help him on his quest for the Sundrop and Moonstone, but ended up betraying him in order to gain power for herself.
  • Evil Is Petty: Her ultimate goal is to destroy Corona and its people in order to get back at Demanitus for imprisoning her, knowing how much he cared about the kingdom.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Long ago, Zhan Tiri sought to do what was right and aided Demanitus, only to end up trying to gain power for herself and having to be banished to Limbo by her former partner and friend.
  • For the Evulz: Unlike almost all the other major villains of the franchise, Zhan Tiri is evil in a sincere, unadulterated way, and there is no depth to her beyond being the most evil being in existence. In fact, her background doesn't reveal her having any real bonds with others or any significant Character Development, and she's given no reason for her villainy other than sheer power hunger - not even a Freudian Excuse, Love Makes You Evil, or Well-Intentioned Extremist-type of motivation as is common among other villains. The closest she is to being genuinely affable with anyone is the implication that she does genuinely respect Cassandra and Varian in her own insane, twisted way. Everyone else is nothing more than a pawn for her present or future machinations, and she ultimately winds up discarding them as well. At the end of the day, she could be considered a perfect sociopath, someone that simply does not need a higher reason to do the things she does, as well as an equally pure representation of evil in this series.
  • Freudian Excuse: Despite her suggesting she was cheated out of her destiny, it turns out to be subverted. Unlike other villains who are for the most part products of circumstance (such as Cassandra, Varian, or Lady Caine), she has no tragic event or circumstance in her past that drove her to The Dark Side. She simply ended up becoming (or rather, is) a horrible person. As time went on, she developed a ruthless streak and became all about seeking power.
  • The Ghost: She never makes a full appearance until Season 3.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Of the series. Despite her status as The Ghost, her actions influence the course the series takes. She's the one who cast the curse on Corona that caused the blizzard, or rather shapeshifted into the blizzard, and indirectly led to Varian's Start of Darkness and status as Arc Villain for the remainder of the season. As the Enchanted Girl, she manipulated Cassandra into being the Arc Villain of Season 3. She becomes the series's Big Bad after being freed.

    She is also one in the tie-in comics, as while her followers are the main threat to Rapunzel, they are all acting on her orders. She also used the Great Tree, which has some connection to the Sundrop and Moonstone, and Mother Gothel was one of the three former acolytes of Demanitus who summoned her.
  • Green Thumb: Thus far, almost every time she's been involved in matters save for the kingdom-encompassing blizzard has involved some form of incredibly deadly flora, to the extent that even her followers use plants in their efforts to further her goals.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Though she doesn't appear, her actions that caused the events in "Queen for a Day" marked the point where the series takes a darker turn in tone.
  • Lean and Mean: Back when she was human, she was a tall and lean power-hungry woman.
  • Never My Fault: She blames Demanitus for turning his back on her, even though she was the one who sought the Sundrop and Moonstone for herself.
  • Not So Different: As she states herself, both she and Cassandra were cheated out of their destinies, and even want the same thing.
  • The Promise: Two thousand years ago, she promised Demanitus that she will destroy Corona, and is hell-bent on fulfilling that promise.
  • The Reveal: Zhan Tiri didn't send the blizzard in "Queen for a Day", she was the blizzard.
  • Samus Is a Girl: It's revealed at the end of "Cassandra's Revenge" that Zhan Tiri looks like a young girl. "Race to the Spire" goes as far as to reveal that Zhan Tiri's true gender is female, and a male warlock was one of her forms, which is further confirmed in the series finale.
  • Satanic Archetype: Zhan Tiri is a demon overlord who seeks ruin and destruction of the world, and her motif is hellish-looking fire. She takes the form of an innocent-looking girl who slowly corrupts Cassandra into realizing her inner hatred towards Rapunzel and taking the Moonstone, essentially resulting in Cassandra becoming The Anti-Christ and releasing her from her prison. And much like Satan, Zhan Tiri's story is one of revenge.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: She was imprisoned by Lord Demanitus long before the start of the series. She escapes thanks to a clash between the Sundrop and the Moonstone she orchestrated.
  • Shadow Archetype: She's a horrifying example of what Varian and Cassandra could've become had they not let go of their hatred.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Zhan Tiri is actually a shapeshifting demon who can transform into anything, even a blizzard. However, her banishment caused her to be trapped in the form of the Enchanted Girl, meaning she can't shapeshift until she gets her full power back, and the energies of the Moonstone and the Sundrop are enough to do that.
  • Was Once a Man: She used to be Demanitus's human companion, and achieved her demon form through her first imprisonment in the Lost Realm.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Considering she is the blizzard from "Queen for a Day", that means she had no problem endangering the life of a desperate 14-year-old. Not to mention the lives of many other children.

    Mrs. Sugarby / Sugracha the Eternal 

Mrs. Sugarby, A.K.A. Sugracha the Eternal

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Voiced by: Ellen Greene
Appearances: The Series

An elderly woman. In truth, she's an evil spirit, taught by Zhan Tiri and sealed away in the Demanitus Device along with her master and fellow disciples by Lord Demanitus. She was released from the device when it was used by Rapunzel to stop a deadly blizzard, but failed to free her master and was sealed away again.


  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Appears to Rapunzel and her other victims as a pleasant old woman, but in reality is an evil spirit.
  • The Dragon: To her master Zhan Tiri, whom she intends to set free.
  • Evil Old Folks: Appears in the guise of an elderly woman.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: People she hypnotizes get these. She also has these herself in her true form.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Preys on Rapunzel's depression from the events of the blizzard to free her master.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Was sealed alongside her master in the Demanitus Device, but was accidentally freed during the events of "Queen For a Day".
  • Sickly Green Glow: Her spirit form is colored green, and has a green aura around her.
  • Squishy Wizard: She has powerful magical abilities, meaning that neither Eugene nor Cassandra could even touch her. However, a single kick from Fidella puts her out of commission and seals her away again.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: It's unknown what happened to her by the time Zhan Tiri has been released from her prison.
  • Wicked Witch: Has shades of this in her human form.
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    Matthews / Tromus 

Matthews/Tromus

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Voiced by: Gavin Creel
Appearances: The Series

A mysterious demon disguised as a man who is the proprietor of the House of Yesterday's Tomorrows.


    Enchanted Girl 

Zhan Tiri

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"A friend... or at least I'd like to be."
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Click here to see her monstrous form 
Voiced by: Jennifer Veal, Tara Fitzgerald (monstrous form)
Appearances: The Series

A mysterious spirit that guides Cassandra in the House of Yesterday's Tomorrow, albeit with sinister intentions.


  • 0% Approval Rating: Considering she seeks to bring upon destruction and genocide, this is probably to be expected. In "Plus Est en Vous", all of Corona, especially Eugene and Varian, rise up against her, and she more than returns the favor by attempting to murder them all.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: She explains to Rapunzel that she takes the form of whatever she needs at the time.
    Enchanted Girl: You see, over the centuries, I've taken the form of whatever suits my needs: A warlock, a demon, even a blizzard.
    However, we later find out that Zhan Tiri was trapped in this form, and needed the Moonstone and Sundrop to regain her true form, and her full power.
  • All Your Powers Combined: "A Tale of Two Sisters" reveals that she intends to take the powers of both the Sundrop and the Moonstone for herself.
  • Ambiguously Evil: At first. Although she appears as a pretty young girl made of translucent blue with a kindly voice and claimed to be Cassandra's friend, she was heavily implied to be evil, as she revealed Cassandra's past in order to persuade her to stop being second-best to Rapunzel, which was serious enough for Lord Demanitus to warn Eugene about this as well as leading to Cassandra taking the Moonstone. The implication was confirmed later, when it was revealed that she's actually Zhan Tiri in a different form, and a textbook example of Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon.
  • Ax-Crazy: In one Extra-Long Episode alone, the Enchanted Girl proves to be completely off her rocker.
  • Baleful Polymorph: This form is actually a regressed version of Zhan Tiri's mortal self. Once brought into the physical realm, her Enchanted Girl form prevents her from using her powers or transforming. The most she's probably able to do in this form is make herself look scarier and manipulate Cassandra. Humorously enough, it can be assumed that this form is legitimately what Zhan Tiri once looked like as a child.
  • Battle Boomerang: In "Race to the Spire", she uses a boomerang as her Weapon of Choice. She even had it millennia ago.
  • Big Bad: After being unsealed from her prison, she takes the role of the main threat with Cassandra as The Heavy.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Subverted in the series finale. Though Cassandra tries to make her this by trapping her inside a cage made of black rocks, Zhan Tiri quickly manages to escape and take the Moonstone from Cassandra, taunting and imprisoning her afterwards, earning her the Final Boss role.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing:
    • Though she acts kind towards Cassandra and pretends to sympathize with her, she doesn't stray away from showing the evil and sadistic being she truly is to her, especially after she regains her physical form, but hiding it apparently isn't needed to keep Cassandra under her control. As for Varian, she comes across to him as incredibly creepy while invading his dreams, but is still able to feign helpfulness towards him.
    • "Race to the Spire" has her disguising as Calliope to trick Rapunzel and Eugene. Then again, Calliope isn't a considerate person herself, and Rapunzel isn't fooled.
  • Blessed with Suck: After obtaining the Moonstone and Sundrop, she must make sure they don't merge or else she'll be destroyed, which is exactly what happens when Rapunzel and Cassandra succeed in merging them.
  • Body Horror: While appearing in Varian's dreams, she first introduces herself to him as a giant blue female head. Even when she displays her true form to the understandably unsettled teenage boy, she proceeds to, quite literally, split herself in half for a moment before reassembling her body and twisting her head 180°.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Even someone as smart as Zhan Tiri is not immune to this, as she lets Rapunzel and Cassandra live after she steals the Sundrop and Moonstone because she thinks they are powerless to stop her. This ultimately proves to be her undoing.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: She clearly takes delight in being evil and isn't angered when others refer to her as such, viewing compassion as a weakness.
  • The Chessmaster:
    • Manipulates events leading to a battle between Rapunzel and Cassandra that releases her from her prison.
    • In "A Tale of Two Sisters", she plants a magic mirror of Mother Gothel's memories on Rapunzel, leading Cass to wrongfully accuse Rapunzel of withholding information, while she deliberately hides a shard that reveals Mother Gothel is secretly annoyed by Cassandra, with Cass uncovering this in "Once a Handmaiden".
  • Combat Tentacles: Her monstrous form is equipped with tentacles, and she uses them to fight the heroes in the last episode.
  • The Comically Serious: In "Race to the Spire", she uses a boomerang and a hoop as weapons, gets attacked by badgers, and trips on candies. The fact that she is still played completely seriously only adds to the humor of her situation in that episode.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: While Mother Gothel's goals were limited to wanting to stay young and beautiful forever, she outright seeks to carry out a genocide for incredibly petty reasons, making her far more dangerous and even more evil than Gothel.
  • The Corrupter: She's the catalyst for Cassandra's Face–Heel Turn, and later actively encourages her to kill Rapunzel to "fulfill her destiny".
  • Crazy-Prepared: One of her main qualities is her ability to make absolutely sure her plans make their way. Case in point, she makes sure that Cassandra doesn't find out about who she is, that Rapunzel and Cassandra don't reconcile, that Cassandra is convinced by her lies, and last but not least, that Cassandra doesn't return to Rapunzel's side.
  • Cute Is Evil: She looks like a cute little girl, but has a soul as black as night.
  • Dark Is Evil: Following the revelation that she's Zhan Tiri, she gains a physical form that incorporates dark colors, namely black, purple, and gray.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Her voice is first heard calling Cassandra's name in "Rapunzeltopia".
  • Eldritch Abomination: When Zhan Tiri appears in her true form, it's that of a Lovecraftian goat-demon with tentacle legs.
  • Enfant Terrible: As a spirit, she certainly looks like a young girl, but it's highly debatable whether she truly is one. Regardless, she freely manipulates Cassandra and wants her to destroy Rapunzel. Subverted once it turns out that she's Zhan Tiri, who's millennia old. However, the finale reveals she Was Once a Man, so it's probable the Enchanted Girl form is legitimately what she looked like as a child.
  • Entitled Bitch: She believes she has every right to the Sundrop and Moonstone's power, even though she turned her back on what was right for it.
  • Evil Brit: For some reason, she speaks with a British accent.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: She's confused when Rapunzel saves a few fish creatures that just tried to kill her. This, combined with her later deducing Rapunzel's weakness is compassion, makes it likely she has no understanding of the concept of empathy or kindness aside from it being a tool.
  • Evil Feels Good: As she states herself, she's quite thrilled to be back, now that she's released from her prison and can wreck havoc once more.
  • Evil Gloating: In the series finale, she gloats about how Rapunzel and Cassandra kept the Sundrop and Moonstone safe, which means she can now finally use them. She also tells Rapunzel she's nothing despite having been a Worthy Opponent once, and mocks Cassandra for losing before she even began, as well as being failed by her own ego just like her mother was.
  • Evil Laugh: She lets out these a lot, especially when her plans are working.
  • Evil Mentor: She encourages Cassandra to embrace her anger to wield the power of the Moonstone.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: She gains a much deeper voice after obtaining the Sundrop and Moonstone.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: She initially appears as a pretty young girl who emits a blue glow and pretends to be Cassandra's friend. As Season 3 progresses, however, a sinister side of her is shown, especially since she's trying to get Cassandra to destroy Rapunzel. Then, "Cassandra's Revenge" reveals that she is an Ax-Crazy and sociopathic evil spirit bent on making Rapunzel suffer, and she does a lot of Body Horror to herself as she appears in Varian's dreams. Flashing Slasher Smiles increasingly often, she also lets out a devious crackle as the battle between Rapunzel and Cassandra releases her from her prison, and a Freeze-Frame Bonus reveals that she is none other than Zhan Tiri. Once the Wham Episode is done, she incorporates a Dark Is Evil physical form that demonstrates the monster she truly is inside.
  • False Friend: Just like how Mother Gothel manipulates others through a faked motherly exterior, the Enchanted Girl takes advantage of those vulnerable via a faux friendly demeanor.
  • Faux Affably Evil: She becomes Cassandra's False Friend who appears helpful and compassionate, but it's all an act to manipulate her for her own ends. And even when making her malicious intentions clear, the Enchanted Girl tends to speak in a soft, almost soothing manner.
  • Final Boss: She is the final threat that Rapunzel and her allies must face before the series's end, with a plan to destroy Corona with an eclipse and obtain the powers of the Sundrop and the Moonstone, in addition to performing an Eviler Than Thou on Cassandra.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: After she gains possession of the Sundrop and the Moonstone, her left eye glows blue and her right eye glows yellow.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Downplayed, but while she was already evil and power-hungry prior to her banishment, she displays great creepiness and insanity both before and after she's released. Angry even lampshades she wouldn't want to be in her place.
  • Hate Sink: She's made to be as loathsome as possible throughout Season 3. She's a Manipulative Bitch who deliberately preys on Cassandra's insecurities to play her against Rapunzel for her own gains. "A Tale of Two Sisters" makes her even more despicable when she sabotages any hopes of Cassandra reconciling with Rapunzel so Cassandra can remain a self-absorbed pawn of hers.
  • Hey, You!: She has referred to Rapunzel as "child", Varian as "the boy", and Cassandra as "girl", showing how much she looks down on others.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: It's not shown exactly why she wants to kill Rapunzel and make Cassandra the holder of the Sundrop and Moonstone, or how she knows so much about the Moonstone, Cassandra, and Lord Demanitus. In the former case, it's ultimately revealed that it's because she's Zhan Tiri trying to escape from her prison.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: She engineered the conflict between Cassandra and Rapunzel in order to free herself from Limbo, but this resulted in a shard of the Moonstone breaking off, which Rapunzel was able to use to briefly reawaken her powers in order to fight her. Additionally, she's defeated by using the aforementioned magical hair to pull her hands apart, so when Rapunzel suddenly cuts it, her wrists, and the Sundrop and Moonstone on them, slam into each other, destroying her.
  • Hypocrite: Tells Cassandra she was failed by her own ego, but she herself is clearly way too full of... herself, and ends up being defeated by the two girls she thought were powerless to stop her.
  • Invisible to Normals: Only Cassandra can see her, and it's not explained why or how. The only way she can make herself known is by entering people's dreams, which was how she appeared to Varian. But she does indeed have a physical form.
  • It's All About Me: Her plans constitute of nothing that will benefit Cassandra, only her. Heck, the reason she betrayed Demanitus in the first place is because she sought to have the Sundrop and Moonstone for herself.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk:
    • Don't think she genuinely sympathizes with Cassandra and is doing what she thinks is best for her, because she's only using her in order to fulfill her own desires. Her manipulation of Cassandra also enables her to be released from her prison.
    • In "Race to the Spire", she lets Calliope go after Rapunzel gives Cassandra the Mind Trap talisman, only to then taunt Rapunzel for her compassion.
  • The Juggernaut: She just doesn't know when to stop!
    • As much as she despises her imprisonment in the Lost Realm, she doesn't let it deter her, and relentlessly tries to find ways for her to be released, starting with manipulating Cassandra.
    • Even when Cassandra repeatedly reconsiders her path, she keeps finding new tactics to keep Cassandra under her control.
    • Following her release, opportunities for her plans to obtain the Sundrop and Moonstone to be foiled keep popping up, such as Cassandra warming up to Rapunzel again, discovering her trickery and identity, or even wanting to apologize to Rapunzel. Of course, she just keeps on finding new ways to maintain her control over Cassandra and have her plans still coming along.
    • Yes, Cassandra no longer trusts her and traps her in a cage made of black rocks, but she is able to use one of Varian's vials to set herself free.
    • She also doesn't let all of Corona going up against her deter her either, after gaining the power of the Moonstone and Sundrop, and is quick to attempt destruction and genocide on the kingdom, nearly succeeding.
    • Once Rapunzel and Cassandra team up again, knock her out, and try to unite the Sundrop and Moonstone to destroy her, she still attempts to resist (with Cassandra admitting she's too strong), only to soon find herself on the receiving end of a Karmic Death, letting out a Rapid-Fire "No!" as she is destroyed.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: After having pretty much everything go incredibly well for her ever since she started manipulating Cassandra, she winds up suffering a Karmic Death in the finale.
  • Karmic Death: She ends up being destroyed by Rapunzel and Cassandra, the ones whom she tore apart, with the combination of the two things she sought for centuries.
  • Large and in Charge: Inverted. She's much shorter than Cassandra, but is clearly the one pulling the strings and tends to give her orders. This is also the case with Gothel, Tromus, and Sugracha, in which she's their master.
  • Large Ham: Though she's at least able to keep a calm and soothing demeanor as the Enchanted Girl, once she's gained her demonic form, she holds nothing back.
  • Light Is Not Good: Her ghostly appearance has a light blue glow like the rest of the good spirits, but is not telling on her vile nature, She later used the light powers of the sundrop in her final battle.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She uses both Cassandra and Varian for her own ends. With the former, she preys on her insecurities and resentment against Rapunzel, in order to turn her against her loved ones, eventually causing a chain of events that releases her from her prison. She even takes pride in this ability of hers, shamelessly admitting to Rapunzel that she's playing Cassandra.
    Enchanted Girl: Cassandra knows only what I want her to know. I'm playing her, Rapunzel. She has no idea, but she is under my complete control.
  • Merlin Sickness: Not only was Zhan Tiri trapped in this form unable to use her powers, but being trapped in the netherworldy dimension caused this form to age backwards into a young girl.
  • Mood-Swinger: She definitely veers into this territory. For example, in the series finale, her reaction to obtaining the Sundrop and Moonstone is at first akin to a toddler that got the toy they always wanted, or a teenager that got the latest phone brand, just before she dissolves into downright horrifying evil laughter and gains a far more monstrous form and voice.
  • Narcissist: She states that she loves the shapeshifting cloak, which makes sense, considering she herself is a shapeshifter. Also, her self-absorbedness reaches extreme levels.
  • Nightmare Weaver: She has the ability to invade people's dreams and give them nightmares, which is what she did to Varian.
  • No Name Given: She never tells anyone her name, and might not even have one. She is none other than Zhan Tiri in another form.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Her Enchanted Girl form looks like a young... girl, and is only about half Varian's height, yet she's a legendary Ancient Evil who can shapeshift into anything, even a blizzard.
  • Playing Both Sides: She repeatedly tells Cassandra that Rapunzel is her enemy and that Cassandra should hurt her even more. She also goes into Varian's dream and tells him that the fourth incantation can be used to save Cassandra and gives him the clue he needs to find said incantation on the scroll. The former manipulation ensures that Cassandra will keep pushing Rapunzel until she fights back, while the latter manipulation ensures that Varian will give Rapunzel the means to fight back. Thus a fight between Sun and Moon is inevitable, a clash that releases her from her prison.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: In Season 3's opening, her illustration appears in Rapunzel's journal.
  • Psychotic Smirk:
    • Gives one behind Cassandra's back after telling her that the Moonstone's power wasn't "completely [hers]", knowing full well how she'd react.
    • This becomes her default expression once she's freed from her prison.
  • Sadist: Very much so!
    • She gleefully tries to get Cassandra to break Rapunzel's spirit and murder her friends, complete with a Slasher Smile.
    • The finale also has her letting out an Evil Laugh as she attempts to murder everyone in Corona.
  • A Sinister Clue: She's the show's Big Bad and she appears to be left-handed, as that's the hand she throws her boomerang with.
  • Slasher Smile: During "Cassandra's Revenge" and "Plus Est en Vous", she becomes increasingly unhinged, and it definitely shows in her smile.
  • The Sociopath: Has no empathy or care for anyone besides herself, is completely insane and sadistic, delights in both mental and physical torment, and proves to be capable of manipulating others (almost) flawlessly.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: She always speaks in a soft, almost soothing manner, which only makes her true nature as an Ax-Crazy and sociopathic evil spirit even more unnerving. Especially when paired with her frequent Slasher Smiles.
  • Terms of Endangerment: She calls Demanitus "My dear Demanitus", and refers to him as her Old Friend, which is because she is his Evil Former Friend.
  • They Look Just Like Everyone Else!: The reason why she is able to roam freely throughout Corona is because she resembles a little girl, so no one would suspect anything.
  • Treacherous Advisor: In Season 3. She guides Cassandra in mastering the Moonstone's powers, all the while pushing her into embracing hatred and Revenge towards Rapunzel.
  • True Blue Femininity: She's translucent blue, and her voice and demeanor come across as feminine. At least until she reveals her sociopathy and gains her Dark Is Evil and gothic physical form.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: The Enchanted Girl is one of the most deranged, vile, and sadistic villains in the Tangled franchise, proving herself worthy of this title not just with her crimes and behavior, but the Body Horror she subjects her spiritual form to while appearing in Varian's dreams and her Slasher Smiles as well. Not helping is her committing on-screen attempted genocide.
  • Virtue Is Weakness: Openly laughs when Rapunzel says that compassion is a strength.
  • Walking Spoiler: She's really Zhan Tiri in a different form.
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: Cassandra has backpedaled on her newfound evil ways and wanted to make amends with Rapunzel quite a few times, but the Enchanted Girl keeps finding new tactics that prevent her from going astray.
  • You Are What You Hate: She despises it when people are robbed of their rightful destinies, and holds a very firm stance against people being used to further another person's own ends, not to mention betrayal, yet she herself turned her back on Demanitus and Cassandra for her own ends and cruelly manipulated the latter as part of her endgame goal.

Other Magical Beings

    Ruthless Ruth 
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Voiced by: Danielle Brooks
Appearances: The Series

"Listen up!"

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.
  • 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.

    Mother and Father 

Mother and Father

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Mother voiced by: Kathy Najimy
Father voiced by: Christian Borle
Appearances: The Series

A pair of mysterious strangers living in the woods, who give passing travelers the chance of a lifetime: the ability to experience life as a bird. However, unbeknownst to those unfortunate enough to meet them, this is all but a scheme to entice unwitting victims into their growing collection...


  • Affectionate Nickname: "Mother" and "Father" are old-fashioned pet names for a husband and wife.
  • Ambiguously Human: A lot about them brings to mind stories of fair folk. When the magic of the teapot is destroyed, they disappear along with it.
  • Bright Is Not Good: They wear bright clothes and even their bird forms remain white, but they're evil monsters.
  • The Collector: They collect people by turning them into birds, letting them lose their humanity, and either caging or leashing them. Every bird they own was once a human being.
  • Con Man: They're a unique variety where they don't do it for money. They do, however, have the skills to trick Rapunzel and Cassandra, like getting them to drink the magic tea without suspecting its properties, or giving the girls a false sense that they can change back if they want to.
  • Large and in Charge: Mother is much larger than Father, and spends most the episode sitting around letting him con the others. However, once things start to go south, she takes charge, transforms into a massive hawk, and nearly tears Rapunzel and her friends apart.
  • Light Is Not Good: Their colors invoke Gold and White Are Divine, and even their bird forms come off as looking as holy as their clothes, but they're evil monsters who collect people.
  • No Name Given: They are only referred to as "Mother" and "Father"; see above.
  • Shadow Archetype: They are what Rapunzel would be if she were truly as "carefree" as them (ergo "free of care towards the well-being of others").
  • Would Harm A Child: One of their past victims is a little boy.
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Lady Caine and her gang

    Lady Caine 

Lady Caine

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Voiced by: Laura Benanti
Appearances: The Series

The daughter of a petty thief that was persecuted by King Frederic and the Royal Guard during his cracking down on crime after Rapunzel's abduction. Wishing for revenge for her father, Lady Caine became the leader of a pirate gang against the Kingdom of Corona.


  • Bad Boss: In "Max's Enemy", she throws her accomplice from a moving carriage at Rapunzel to try to stop her.
  • Create Your Own Villain: King Frederic's crackdown on crime is the reason she's antagonistic towards the royal family in the first place.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's a good fighter, both in hand-to-hand combat and with a sword, albeit a too overconfident one.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Most of her lines are either snide snark or bragging.
  • Disk-One Final Boss: She is the Big Bad of the pilot movie, but she's quickly defeated and arrested at the end of it.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She does seem to genuinely care about her father (not unlike Varian towards Quirin), given that she laments his fate and the fact that she never got to see him again.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Rapunzel. Her own father was taken from her as a result of Frederic cracking down on criminals, mirroring how Rapunzel herself was left without her father (or any of her parents) for a majority of her life; she's a free spirit; and she relies on the same tactic Rapunzel had in the pilot to avoid letting her parents know about her hair to disguise herself, covering her own hair with a huge wig.
  • Freudian Excuse: King Frederic being overly harsh with the law led Caine's father, a petty thief, to rot in prison/be executed.
  • Goldfish Poop Gang: By her appearance in Season 2, Lady Caine's Smug Snake tendencies have grown to the point where she is far less of a threat than she used to be, with Rapunzel defeating her without breaking a sweat.
  • Master of Disguise: She cleverly disguises herself as a duchess to get into the castle and get closer to the King.
  • Moral Myopia: She shows no qualms about throwing Dwayne off the cart in order to speed up her escape, calling him "dead weight". But she is outraged when Axel leaves her behind, even claiming she isn't dead weight.
  • Pride: Going along great with her Smug Snake persona, Lady Caine can never resist an opportunity to brag about herself, while being utterly disdainful towards everyone else.
  • Smug Snake: Easily her Fatal Flaw. She is smart and very capable in combat, but tends to get carried away with herself and underestimate her opponents, which gives Cassandra the opportunity to defeat her.
  • Starter Villain: She is the first villain faced by Rapunzel and her friends in the TV series.
  • Warm-Up Boss: Lady Caine is the first to be a decent threat to Rapunzel in the series, before going into the more serious plot.

    Axel 

Axel

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Appearances: The Series

A new horse brought in to the Corona Royal Guard, whom Max is at first jealous of and then suspicious when things don't add up...


  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He manages to get everyone (except Maximus, whom he shows his true colors to) to adore him, and his true Jerkass nature isn't revealed until the end.
  • Dirty Coward: As Rapunzel and Maximus pursue Lady Caine, Dwyane, and Axel, Axel unhitches himself from the wagon, leaving Lady Caine behind, while running from Maximus. After Rapunzel and Maximus capture Lady Caine, Maximus chases Axel and the black horse cowers at him while running.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: He has cool, light-blue eyes that are in stark contrast with his black coat, and seem to symbolize his jerkiness.
  • The Mole: Actually works for Lady Caine, and is planning to break her out of prison.
  • The Rival: He is in fierce competition with Maximus the entire time he appears on-screen.

The Baron and his men

    The Baron 
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Voiced by: Lance Henriksen
Appearances: The Series

A notorious mastermind in the criminal underground who has amassed a fortune of stolen wealth. He is so feared that no one is willing to cross him.


  • Badass in a Nice Suit: He's massive and leads a entire syndicate of criminals, all the while dressed like any other aristocrat of his time.
  • Beard of Evil: Has a large beard, and is a criminal mastermind.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: The Baron is not someone to be trusted. His men will usually con other thieves into various heists, only to betray them and take their loot. Flynn Rider and Lance Strongbow found out the hard way.
  • The Dreaded: No one has the guts to cross him. Steal from him, and you will regret it.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He genuinely loves his daughter, Stalyan.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Being voiced by Lance Henriksen gives off that sinister effect.
  • The Ghost: Eugene has gotten in trouble with the Baron's men more than once, and he doesn't show up until the Season 2 premiere.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Everything related to Eugene and Lance's past goes back to the Baron. He's indirectly involved the in the Season 1 episodes "The Return Of Strongbow", where Eugene finds a stock of his old loot in one of his safehouses in Corona, and "Big Brothers of Corona", where Angry and Red are trying to run away from his men, and we even find out that Eugene's theft of the princess's crown in the original film was to pay off the Baron.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: The poisonous Kai spider he keeps in his ring that infects Lance with a venomous bite later poisons him and bites him back.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Poisons people with a rare Kai spider he keeps in a large ring. The flaws in this method bite him at the climax, when he goes to poison Eugene and gets bumped, leading to the spider crawling up his sleeve and biting the Baron instead.
  • Large and in Charge: One of the biggest people seen in the show, possible even bigger than Vladimir from the Snuggly Duckling.
  • Papa Wolf: He wants to get back at Eugene in part because he left his daughter Stalyan stranded at the altar.
  • Poison Ring: He keeps a very poisonous spider hidden in his ring.
  • Starter Villain: He is the main antagonist of "Beyond the Corona Walls", the Season 2 premiere.

    Anthony the Weasel 
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Voiced by: Gideon Emery
Appearances: ''The Series

The Baron's right-hand man.


  • The Dragon: Weasel is the Baron's right-hand man and lieutenant.
  • Dragon Ascendant: Once the Baron is defeated, Weasel quickly takes charge of his men and proves himself to be even worse than his boss.
  • Evil Brit: Has a Cockney-sounding accent.
  • Gonk: He looks like a human scarecrow with a bruised, black eye.
  • Meaningful Name: They don't call him "the Weasel" for nothing. A weasel is someone treacherous and deceitful, and that's what makes him dangerous.
  • Mouth of Sauron: Weasel is the one who acts in the Baron's name and usually speaks for him, since the boss is hardly seen.
  • Sinister Schnoz: He has an evil pointy one, looking like a human scarecrow.

    Stalyan 
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Voiced by: Yvonne Strahovski
Appearances: The Series

An old flame of Eugene and the daughter of the Baron. After Eugene left her at the altar, she and the Baron have been after him ever since.


  • Bastard Girlfriend: Her unpleasant, controlling demeanor toward Eugene would certainly explain why he ditched her.
  • Control Freak: She thinks she "knows what's best" for Eugene even when he is actively opposed to it and has Lance poisoned to make him comply. It is this very behavior that led Eugene to flee from her in the first place.
    Stalyan: It's bad luck for the groom to see the bride before the wedding, and the last thing any of us needs is... [looks over to Lance, slowly dying from the spider-bite] bad luck. Right, Flynn?
    Eugene: It's "Eugene" now.
    Stalyan: No it's not.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: She's the Baron's daughter, they love each other dearly, and she enjoys being evil. He will give her anything she wants, even Flynn Rider's hand in marriage.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Genuinely loves her father and genuinely loved Flynn/Eugene enough that she felt hurt when he left her at the altar.
  • Evil Is Petty: While she knows Eugene does not love her and it is clear that she no longer loves him (or at least is in denial), she is forcing him to marry her as revenge for leaving her at the altar, even going so far as to make him reject Rapunzel right in front of her under the threat of Lance's death by spider-bite.
  • Evil Redhead: Stalyan has dark red hair and is Eugene's Psycho Ex-Girlfriend, until she pulls a Heel–Face Turn in "The Eye of Pincosta".
  • Femme Fatale: The ridiculously attractive daughter of a kingpin who likes to use her feminine charm to get others, even Eugene, to do what she wants. Ultimately, her self-interests caused Eugene to dump her.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: She becomes this with Rapunzel in "The Eye of Pincosta".
  • First Love: Out of all the girls Eugene has been through before Rapunzel, she was probably the first love in his life.
  • Foil:
    • To Lady Caine. Lady Caine was a Big Bad Wannabe and wanted revenge against the royal family for arresting and unfairly killing her father, who was a mere petty thief. Meanwhile, Stalyan is a Daddy's Little Villain to one of the most dangerous mob bosses in Corona and wants revenge against Eugene for ditching their wedding.
    • To Rapunzel, the woman who would later become Eugene's wife. Both Rapunzel and Stalyan are skilled negotiators who prefer words rather than violence but aren't afraid to get their hands dirty if they have to. Both hold a huge influence in their respective institutions. But while Rapunzel hailed from the Royal Family of Corona, Stalyan grew up in an organized crime family. Rapunzel uses her charisma to inspire loyalty and hope for others, while Stalyan uses hers to manipulate others into doing what she wants. Rapunzel also starts out uneasy towards Eugene when they first met but warms up and eventually falls in love with him throughout their adventures, while Stalyan starts out being Eugene's first real lover whom he first cared very much about, but ultimately had enough of her to skip town on their wedding. At the end of the day, Stalyan only cares about herself, such that any personal attachment towards him would not be enough for her to consider his feelings. Thankfully, this contrast actually ends up having a positive effect on Stalyan when she has to team up with Rapunzel, making her realize that there might be something to the way Rapunzel does things after all.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She's very jealous of Eugene's loving relationship with Rapunzel, especially since she was left at the altar by Eugene herself. She considers Rapunzel a homewrecker, and even physically fights Rapunzel because of it.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In "The Eye of Pincosta", Stalyan has to team up with Rapunzel and is so caught off-guard by the princess's way of viewing things - and way of treating her - that she reconsiders her own life, personality, and feelings for Eugene, ultimately befriending Rapunzel and changing her ways.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: She has blue eyes and is Eugene's Psycho Ex-Girlfriend, until she pulls a Heel–Face Turn in "The Eye of Pincosta".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While she's definitely very rough around the edges, she's capable of doing good when the time calls for it, particularly due to Rapunzel's influence in "The Eye Of Pincosta".
  • Outlaw Couple: She used to be Eugene's girlfriend back when he was a career thief.
  • Pair the Spares: Implied by one of the final shots of "Plus Est en Vous" that shows her standing next to the new Flynn Ryder.
  • Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: She's Eugene's ex. He left her at the altar once and she did not take that well—now she's back and determined to have him after all, forcing him to marry her by letting her father poison his best friend. She also acts hostile towards his current girlfriend, Rapunzel. This all changes by the end of "The Eye of Pincosta".
  • Woman Scorned: She's one of Eugene's crazy exes who has it out for him, and her father poisons Lance in an effort to force Eugene to marry her to satisfy her vengeance.
  • Yandere: She's very obsessed with Flynn Rider, and she'll use any excuse to keep him away from Rapunzel, or hurt anyone to get him back. Until "The Eye of Pincosta", that is.

Saporia

    Andrew 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/andrew_tangled.jpg
Voiced by: Dean Winters
Appearances: The Series

A mysterious visitor from out-of-town that befriends Cassandra, and they seem to have a thing for each other... until it turns out he's a spy from Saporia.


  • Disc-One Final Boss: Serves as this in the third and final season opener, as he's the first villain Rapunzel faces before she battles Cassandra.
  • Embarrassing First Name: His real name is Hubert.
  • Hypocrite: He warns Varian not to "get on the wrong side of history"... in spite of the fact that he and his followers are actively rebelling against history, attempting to reignite a war that ended peacefully years ago.
  • Laughably Evil: So Pretty Boy Even the Guys Want Him, leads a band of Saporians who could be described as New Age thugs, any mention that he could conquer Corona is meet with derisive laughter... until he does. He is also the first villain who tries to stab Cassandra In the Back, lets Varian, a teenage boy, drop to his death, and tries to reduce the whole Kingdom to ashes with all the population, asking for a pause to really "live this moment".
  • Starter Villain: He and his Saporian allies along with Varian serve as this for Season 3 in "Rapunzel's Return".
  • Would Hurt a Child: In "Rapunzel's Return", he has no problem trying to let Varian, a teenage boy, drop to his death as punishment for betraying the Saporian cause.

    Clementine 
Voiced by: Betsy Sodaro
Appearances: The Series

A memory-stealing witch from Saporia.


    Kai 
Voiced by: Khary Payton
Appearances: The Series

A new age thug.


Others

    Petunia and William 
Voiced by: Jill Matson-Sachoff (Petunia), Greg Grunberg (William)
Appearances: The Series

The Daylight Thieves, who pretend to be Angry's parents, debuting in "Vigor the Visionary".


  • Affably Evil: Petunia acts quite pleasantly when Angry believes her to be her long-lost mother, until she reveals that she isn't Angry's mother.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Petunia may have some ambiguous, unspecified Asian heritage in her background.
  • Outlaw Couple: Petunia and William operate as the Daylight Thieves near the village of Fortuna, with Snake Canyon as their homebase of operations.

    Sir Mericles 
Appearances: Hair and Now

A circusmaster and the owner of Candor.

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