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Heaven's Light is a Fusion Fic written by Finmonster between The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Tangled.

This is the tale of a meeting between two dreamers. It is a tale of love and acceptance. Of obsession and greed. Of a princess and a witch. A knight and his steed. A thief and a dancer. But most of all, it is a tale of a man and a monster.

There are 19 chapters and the story is completed. A sequel, Seven Days in Corona , is also complete; also takes place before The Dragon and the Bow.



  • Abusive Parents: Claude Frollo who uses isolation, verbal abuse, emotional dependence, all leading up to outright physical assault on Quasimodo. Averted with Mother Gothel who unlike her canon counterpart grows to love Rapunzel and even regret kidnapping her from her real parents.
  • Action Girl: Rapunzel shows some skill in battle while Esmeralda is as good a fighter as any one else in the story.
  • Adaptational Dye Job: Due to being Eugene's son instead of Phoebus with Esmeralda, Zephyr has jet black hair and a tan completion while still having his mother's green eyes.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Mother Gothel, who unlike her canon counterpart, grows to love Rapunzel and ends up sacrificing her life to save her from Frollo.
  • Another Story for Another Time: "Have I told you all the story of the Highland Princess and the Dragon Rider?"
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  • Babies Ever After: The ending of the last chapter flashes forward years into the future showing that Quasimodo and Rapunzel, as well as Eugene and Esmeralda, have children.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: Rapunzel and Quasi fight back to back in the final battle.
  • Bargain with Heaven: Gothel makes one with Soliel, exchanging the extra years of life she has taken to bring Rapunzel back to life
  • Blade on a Stick: Big Nose uses a spear in battle.
  • Bolt of Divine Retribution: Frollo's actions do not please the Sun god, and it leads to his death in similar fashion to the movie.
  • Burn the Witch!: Frollo attempts to execute Rapunzel and Gothel through fire by claiming they are witches.
  • Butt-Monkey: Phoebus goes through a lot of abuse catching up to Quasi's group. Needless to say, by the time he does so, he is not pleased.
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  • Church Going Villain: As in the movie, Frollo is a devout follower of his faith and a corrupt hypocrite.
  • Composite Character:
    • Maximus appears to be combined with Phoebus's horse Achilles. Though Achilles does show up in the Distant Finale as Eugene's horse.
    • The Stabbington Brothers take the place of the Brutish and Oafish Guards from The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
  • Cool Big Sis: How Rapunzel sees Esmeralda.
  • Dance Battler: Esmeralda's fighting style is described as very fluid and dance-like.
  • Death by Adaptation: Frollo's horse Snowball's fate wasn't revealed in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, but in this story he's killed by Maximus.
  • Dirty Cop: Frollo's guards are corrupt, power hungry and are shown shaking down merchants for money.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Esmeralda and Rapunzel. In the next fic, Rapunzel sometimes has to wear shoes while being formal, and finds them uncomfortable.
    • Quasimodo and Rapunzel's daughter Emilee goes barefoot too.
  • Drop the Hammer: Vladimir wields a heavy mallet as a weapon.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Gothel's no saint, but when she gets mixed up with Frollo, it's clear who the bigger bad is.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Gothel willingly sacrifices her life and calmly tells Quasi she is no longer afraid of death before dying.
  • Fusion Fic: The story takes place in Corona with the Hunchback of Notre Dame characters and places added in. The plot involves points from both stories.
  • Girl in the Tower: Rapunzel, of course. Quasimodo himself is a rare male example. When the two of them meet, this common ground is what creates an (almost) instant bond between them.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Quasimodo's fighting style. This is also how Phoebus and Eugene fight when disarmed.
  • Good Shepherd: The Archpriest is repeatedly shown to be a good, pious man and cares deeply about Quasimodo.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: During the climax, Gothel sacrifices herself to save Rapunzel.
  • High Priest: The Archpriest is the respected leader of Eglise Soliel.
  • Honorary Uncle: Emilee calls Eugene and Esmeralda "Uncle" and "Auntie", respectively.
  • I Just Want to Be Free: Both Quasi and Rapunzel desire to escape from their towers and explore the outside world.
  • I Will Show You X: As Frollo's guards siege the Eglise Soliel, Quasimodo tells Gothel he'll show them a "monster".
    "All my life people told me I'm a monster. If they want a monster so bad, I figure it's about time I give them one."
  • Kneel Before Frodo: In the end, the King and Queen kneel before Quasimodo for saving their daughter, followed by everyone else.
  • Knight Templar: Frollo plans to seize the kingdom to purify it from sin.
  • Love Redeems: Gothel's love for Rapunzel causes her to reject Frollo, apologize for all the pain she's caused and ultimately sacrifice her life to save Rapunzel's.
  • Named by the Adaptation: The King and Queen are named Henri and Susanne; at the time the story was written, they were unnamed until they're revealed to be Frederic and Arianna in Tangled: The Series.
  • Oh My Gods!: Most characters say "Sun above" instead of "Oh my God," due to the sun based religion of the setting.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: When Phoebus escapes from captivity, he is so angry he savagely beats the two men guarding him.
  • Pet the Dog: When Frollo remarks his disgust towards Esmeralda dancing, the Queen defends her saying the gypsy's having some fun. Then, as if thanking her in her own way, Esmeralda sat on the Queen's lap and kiss her on the nose (which she did with Frollo in the original film).
  • Rags to Royalty: During the story, Quasimodo goes from living in the cathedral bell tower as an outcast to living in the palace as the princess' consort.
  • Rage Against the Heavens: At one point, it seems the Sun god is speaking to Frollo, condemning him for his actions. But he shuns them, saying he's doing what he believes is for the greater good. Only too late did he realize his actions angered the Sun god.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Gothel gives up the magic keeping her young to save Rapunzel's life and she ages to death.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Zephyr is the son of Esmeralda and Eugene in this story.
  • Rousing Speech: Phoebus gives one to try to rally the people of Corona behind him during the final battle. It works. Even some of the guards end up defecting from Frollo's side to join him.
  • Saintly Church: Englise Soliel and the religion of Soliel in general are shown to be generally interested in the welfare of the people.
  • Simple Staff: Esmeralda has skills with swords but specifically states staffs are her Weapon of Choice.
  • Shout-Out:
    • When an aged-up Gothel confronts Frollo during the climax, she pretty much gives the Ancient Booer's speech.
    • Several little shout-outs can be found throughout. In that same chapter, Phoebus gives a speech that works in snippets from Charlie Chaplin's speech in The Great Dictator.
  • Taking You with Me: Gothel throws herself and Frollo off the cathedral at the end.
  • A Taste of the Lash: Frollo personally flogs Quasimodo for continually defying him.
  • To Be Lawful or Good: Phoebus deals with this dilemma when he finally catches up with Rapunzel, Quasi, Esmeralda and Eugene.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Quasimodo in the climax.
  • We Can Rule Together: Frollo makes this offer to Gothel when he reveals his plans to her.
  • Whip It Good: Rapunzel learns her skills with her hair translate well to using a whip. By the next fic, she had the whip destroyed because it was used by Frollo to punish Quasi, and got a new one.
  • Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: Phoebus has this internal reaction anytime Frollo praises him.


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