Developed into a more original, complex villain than the witch upon whom she is based because the character is forced to rely solely on her wit, charisma and intelligence as opposed to sorcery to survive.
Mother Gothel appears in Tangled (2010). For hundreds of years, Gothel, a vain old crone, hoarded the rejuvenation powers of a magical golden flower to remain young and beautiful, while selfishly keeping the flower's existence a secret from the rest of the world. However, when the pregnant Queen of Corona falls fatally ill, the flower is desperately retrieved and fed to her, healing her and in turn inadvertently stripping Gothel of her access to what is essentially the only thing that is keeping her alive. Meanwhile, the King and Queen's newborn daughter Rapunzel is gifted with the flower's abilities, which manifest via her long, golden hair when a special song is sung so long as it remains uncut. Desperate to stay alive, Gothel kidnaps the baby girl from her crib at the palace late at night and imprisons her in an isolated tower for eighteen years, Rapunzel grows up with long golden hair and never bending allowed to leave the tower posing as Rapunzel's "loving and protective" mother and prohibiting her from leaving, telling her that the outside world is full of dangers and people which would take advantage of Rapunzel's hair but really she just wants to keep the power of the hair to herself.
Disney Princess Comfy Squad Sugar Style Friends, Casual Fashion Doll 3-Pack with Ariel, Belle, and Rapunzel, Toy for Girls 5 Years and Up Inspired by the Vanellope's Sugar Rush world in the movie Ralph Breaks the Internet, this set of 3 Disney Princess Comfy Squad fashion dolls each feature removable fashion with a sweet treat theme. Ariel's outfit has a graphic of her friend Flounder and the saying "Sweet Tooth" and shorts with a scale pattern and lollipops. Belle's outfit features a top featuring Chip filled with frothy cream and the saying "Cherry On Top," and a skirt with a waffle cone pattern and sprinkles. Rapunzel's outfit shows Pascal holding a lollipop, with ribbon candy accents on the top and skirt. And each includes a removable pair of shoes. Kids can imagine that they're dressing these favorite Disney Princess characters for a fun day of cheering Vanellope at Disney's Sugar Rush race track. This 3-pack of dolls makes a great gift for girls 5 years old and up, and their fresh style makes this set a great addition to a Disney Princess toy and doll collection.
SWEET TREAT-THEMED FASHION WITH FRIENDS: Rapunzel's outfit features Pascal holding a lollipop.
Belle's outfit features Chip filled with whipped cream.
Ariel's outfit features Flounder.
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