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Eugene Fitzherbert (better known as Flynn Rider) is the deuteragonist of Disney's 2010 animated feature film Tangled. He is a former thief, the husband of Rapunzel, and the father of Ruby and the Long Haired Princess. Eugene is one of the heroes of Auradon and the King of Tangleton, Auradon.


Before the formation of Auradon[]

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Eugene Fitzherbert in Tangled

Eugene as he appears originally in Tangled.

After stealing the crown from the castle in the Kingdom of Corona, he flees to the forest, where after abandoning his partners, the Stabbignton Brothers, he hides in a tower. There he meets Rapunzel, a girl who, after confiscating her crown, promises to return it to her if she takes her to see her flying lanterns.

After a trip through the forest, they finally arrive in Corona, where they both enjoy the lanterns. But after being ambushed by the Stabbingtons, Eugene ends up arrested for having the crown in his possession. After seeing the Stabbingtons locked up and discovering from them that Gothel hired them to separate him from Rapunzel, Flynn escaped and fled to the tower, where Gothel attacked him.

Badly injured, with a last effort Eugene cut Rapunzel's hair, which gave life to Gothel, who aged until she turned into ash. Once they were both safe, Eugene accompanied Rapunzel to Corona, where she was reunited with her real parents, the king and queen, and Eugene was able to start a new life with Rapunzel.



Eugene and Rapunzel at Ben's coronation.

He and his wife Rapunzel are seen present at Ben's coronation.

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  • He's the second Disney hero after Phoebus from The Hunchback of Notre Dame to have facial hair, but he's the very first among the Disney Princes to have facial hair.
  • Eugene is the exact opposite of Mother Gothel. Unlike Gothel, he truly cares for Rapunzel and loves her whereas Gothel only loves Rapunzel for her hair, due to it being able to heal anything or anyone. Eugene's love for Rapunzel was declared when he sacrificed himself and freed her from Gothel's cruel and wicked ways.
  • Even though his real name is Eugene Fitzherbert, credits for other films and books keep his nickname Flynn Rider.