Rapunzel and Eugene “Flynn Rider” Fitzherbert are perfection, and we have proof to back it up. All aboard, shippers:
1. Their banter is on point.
From the moment they first meet, Rapunzel and Flynn are true equals locked in an eternal battle of wits. Even as they get to know each other better, their flow of good-natured witticisms never ceases.
2. They’re both so darn adorable.
Flynn is charming when he’s being Macho Suave Man and building up his fake reputation, but absolutely nothing is more endearing than the vulnerable truth of Eugene Fitzherbert. Rapunzel, on the other hand, is the dictionary definition of “cutie” in all that she says and does. Together, they transcend their individual levels of cute and form a power couple of cuteness.
3. They balance each other out.
Flynn has a tendency to err on the pessimistic/cynical side, while Rapunzel really trusts in people. Years of being locked in a tower and playing checkers with herself has made Rapunzel a tad naive, while Flynn is nothing if not world-savvy. Their strengths combine in a beautiful way, and unlikely couples are the best.
4. Their pets all get along.
Alright, so technically speaking Maximus is Flynn’s pursuant law enforcement and not his “pet.” But still, he and Pascal become unwitting sidekicks in their shared goal of helping Rapunzel out. And Pascal, though initially a tough nut for Flynn to crack, eventually gives his approval. As any animal lover knows, your pet’s say is final.
5. “I See the Light” is the best.
Maybe it’s the gorgeous song. Maybe it’s Rapunzel and Flynn’s flawless harmonies. Or maybe it’s the breathtakingly romantic setting amid the floating lanterns. Whatever it is, we can’t watch this scene without feeling our hearts flutter, and we don’t see that ever changing.
6. They like each other for who they are, not what they can gain from each other.
This is especially wonderful for Rapunzel, who was being flippantly used by Mother Gothel for her hair. (Side note: Have you ever noticed that when Mother Gothel kisses Rapunzel, she’s actually kissing her hair and not her forehead? But Flynn moves Rapunzel’s hair out of her face to see her eyes. We’re just saying.)
7. They challenge each other and make each other grow.
Without a doubt, these two are not the same people at the end of Tangled as they are in the beginning. Their journey and their relationship changes both of them for the better and gives them the opportunity to find new dreams.
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