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Cassunzel is the femslash ship between Rapunzel and Cassandra from the Tangled fandom.


Shortly after Rapunzel began to live life as a princess with her birth family, she tries to befriend her a signed handmaid Cassandra, who she has nicknamed "Cass" for short, but Cassandra can't stand Rapunzel and doesn't want to be her friend. As Rapunzel's pushy and trying too hard attempts to gain her friendship have kept Cassandra from returning it back. While Cass appears to be someone that wouldn't be interested in someone like Rapunzel, the returned princess has manged to see Cass's kind hidden nature and is someone else she wants to befriend since she left her isolated tower life.

After Eugene suggests that Rapunzel could try a bonding activity to help her and Cassandra become close and since the Contest of the Crowns requires her to have a partner, she chooses Cass who wasn't so sure about Rapunzel's choice as most of the challenges would be of things that she doesn't like. Along with Rapunzel's having fun, bonding attempts during the challenges were making them lose, but after the Queen of Ingvarr officers Cassandra a chance to be part of her warrior women army, by winning the final challenge that she had picked for the contest, Cassandra attempts to put up with Rapunzel so they could win. While it didn't work out in the next few challenges, they were able to put Corona in the lead with the rest of them after the two had a chance to talk, say sorry for how they were treating each other and how they can truly form a friendship between them.

Talking things out between them, as they begin to become proper friends.

As their newly formed friendship continued to grow while going through the rest of the challenges they have manged to do well in together, the final one hindered it when the Queen of Ingvarr wished Cassandra luck and had told Rapunzel what Cass would gain by winning, and that Cass isn't happy about being Rapunzel's handmaid; even though the last part was no longer true. The truth hurt Rapunzel has it made her realize that Cassandra was using her to get what she want, like Mother Gothel had done for the last eighteen years with her, and gave Cass her pair of the spirit bracelets she earlier made for them as a pair. Realizing that a friend like Rapunzel is far more important that her big chance, Cass through the challenge so she can help a knocked down to the ground Rapunzel back on her feet, and to ensure that she stays in Corona with her. As the two girls leave the arena with grace, the two wear their spirit bracelets after Pascal gave them back to the girls.

Since then Cass has helped Rapunzel to adjust royal life by teaching her all that she needs to know; as well as other things that she wouldn't have learned within her isolated tower. Along with making sure that Rapunzel is on time for her responsibilities. Despite Cassandra being Rapunzel's lady-in-waiting, the princess doesn't treat her like a servant but as a friend.

Tangled: Before Ever After

Cass and Rapunzel outside Corona at night, together.

While Cassandra is loyal to King Fredric, who is overprotective of Rapunzel, and with the princess's coronation fast approaching, along with a few things that are making Rapunzel feel upset with her castle life and people making decisions for her, without asking what she wants, Cass decides to cheer her friend up by going against the rule of not allowing the princess to cross over Corona's wall, since Rapunzel wants to see more of the outside world and knew that sneaking her over the boarder wall, for a short time, would cheer her up; despite Cassandra knowing that her actions will get them in trouble. After allowing Rapunzel to enjoy her moment of being outside Corona's boarders for the first time, Cassandra takes her to the very spot that the royal guards had found the magic flower that saved the Queen while she was pregnant with Rapunzel; along with showing her the mysterious black rocks that sprouted out of the ground sometime later. Shortly after Rapunzel touches the rocks her long, blond hair begins to grows back while the rocks began to chase them and even though they were able to get way from them, the girls knew that Rapunzel's sudden hair growth would raise questions that would get both of them in trouble with the King.

When they got back the castle Cass has a quick joke about the hair style she could give her friend, as Rapunzel hopes that her returned hair would turn brown again once they cut it to hide the evidence, only to learn the hard way that it can't be cut. No matter what they used to do it. With little choice Cass provides Rapunzel with a hair-net like wig to hide it. Cassandra helps Rapunzel to tuck her hair into it before giving her friend a pep talk about the coronation. After the secret of Rapunzel's hair was out and the two, along with Eugene, were able to save the King and a hand full of nobles from Lady Caine and her crew of criminals, Rapunzel doesn't tell her father that it was Cassandra's idea for her to spend some free time outside Corona's boarders at night, to keep her friend from getting into trouble. As well as making sure that the blame of their actions are on her alone.

Tangled: The Series

Season One

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While Cassandra understands that Rapunzel's questions about her long, returned hair need to be answered, her fears of the punishment she'll receive, once the King or her own father learns that it was her who took Rapunzel over the wall that night, gets her to make Rapunzel swear to not breath a word to Eugene or anyone else about their midnight trip. Even though Rapunzel had already kept that fact from her father when she told him the half truth of it. After Rapunzel reassures her friend that she has no intention of getting her into trouble, Cassandra tells Rapunzel about a "wizard" she heard about called Varian and how his "magic" might be able to help them, before they make their way to the mainland village Old Corona.

Season Two/Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure

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Before Rapunzel began her journey of following the black rock with her friends, the King had asked Cassandra to keep Rapunzel safe and she reminds her friend of this, along with the dangers they may come across on the way, since the world outside Corona isn't all fun and games, as they approach the first big city on their journey. Rapunzel on the other hand was too exited to take Cassandra's advice serially, as the first part of their journey was filled with fun and joy while making their way to their first big city since their journey began.

Hugging after Cass opened up about her feelings

However, things get complicated and rough between Rapunzel and Cassandra throughout season 2, especially in "Rapunzel and the Great Tree". When Adira joins the group's adventure and guides them through The Great Tree, Cassandra gets suspicious and jealous of Adira, especially when Rapunzel agrees with Adira's ideas and doesn't agree with Cassandra's. This causes Cassandra to lash out at Rapunzel and the princess to tell her friend off. The fight causes tension with the two girls, which got worse after Rapunzel accidentally burned Cassandra's right hand with the decay incantation. However they are eventually able to make amends when Rapunzel assures Cassandra that she is like a big sister to her but they don't have to agree on everything.

After speaking with Lord Demanitus, Rapunzel finds out that someone in her group will betray her once they all reach the dark kingdom but she doesn't want to believe it after everything that has happened. However after speaking with Eugene, he and Rapunzel have doubts that Cassandra will betray Rapunzel which does happen when Cassandra grabs the Moonstone before Rapunzel gets the chance.

Season Three

Rapunzel trying to reason with Cassandra, during "Crossing the Line".

One of the main reasons why Cassandra had betrayed Rapunzel are shown in the flashback prologue of "Rapunzel's Return", that reveals what Cass had seen in the mysterious room at the House of Yesterday's Tomorrow during "Rapunzeltopia". Being reminded of the night her mother left her all one her own, while she disappears with baby Rapunzel in her arms, is what the Enchanted Girl used to convince Cassandra that she would always be overshadowed by Rapunzel, no matter what she did or say. Which is why she took her Moonstone opal for herself and declares that Rapunzel's destiny belongs to her. Despite being told all this by Cass when she explained her reasons and what she saw in that room, Rapunzel didn't care that Cass is Mother Gothel's blood daughter, as in a way it makes them sisters, and Rapunzel tells Cass this as she tries to reason with her, but Adira intervening and Rapunzel asking Cassandra to wait, prevented her from listening to the rest of Rapunzel's words, as she was tried of waiting, no longer views Rapunzel as a friend and has decided to cross the line that has kept her back for so long. No matter the cost, as she used her new powers and weapon to destroy the bridge of Black Rocks Cass created to make her getaway. Failing to chase after Cassandra, as Rapunzel kept on trying to reason with her up until she sliced the black rock make bridge, left the blond haired princess horrified at the fact that her best friend is now her newest enemy. After Rapunzel and her friends returned to Corona and restored order to the kingdom, Rapunzel finally begins to open up about Cassandra's betrayal with Eugene.

As Rapunzel continues to reflect on what happened between her and Cassandra at the Dark Kingdom, and how it let up to it, the mysterious Enchanted Child helps Cass to master the Moonstone's power by feeding the anger and envy she has for Rapunzel, along with making sure that Cass doesn't decide to mend the friendship she had gotten Cassandra to break with Rapunzel. Despite what a few people say about Cass and how her actions of betrayal towards Rapunzel is a sign that she isn't coming back, Rapunzel refuses to believe that fact or to let go of the friendship she has with Cassandra, as friends don't give up on each other. Which is why Rapunzel was having trouble picking a new handmaid, despite telling everyone that Cass's betrayal no longer bothers her when it secretly does.

At the beginning and end of "Beginnings", Rapunzel reflects on the events that allowed them to become friends two years ago, when Cass had chosen her over the chance to be a female warrior in another kingdom, she looks at the yellow and blue spirit bracelets that she had made them for the Contest of the Crowns. While the ghost-like child tells Cassandra that half of the Moonstone's powers are within Rapunzel when she touched the black rock that night, and that all of the opal's powers should belong to her alone. Fulling Cassandra's anger towards her former friend, as it causes her to tear in half a painting that Rapunzel had done of them. When Cassandra had first found the painting, before the Enchanted Ghost Girl said the right words to made Cass angry, she began to have some doubts about the path she is on and how it has tore her away from Rapunzel.

Zhan Tiri tells Cassandra that to become stronger, she must kill Rapunzel. Cassandra was very scared and didn't want to kill her former best friend, but the Moonstone took away her strength, so Cassandra agreed to it. Through the Red Rock that were created by Cassandra's earlier fear had allowed her and Rapunzel to sense one anther. As Rapunzel helps Varian to defeat Cassandra's creations, she confesses that her greatest fear is losing Cassandra as a friend and after they felt one another through the red rocks, Rapunzel sensing her Cassandra's fear gave her hope that their broken bond can be mended.

In "Cassandra's Revenge", Cassandra breaks into Corona's castle for Eugene's birthday and steals the scroll and Varian. Rapunzel doesn't want to fight Cassandra, but when she threatened to kill Eugene, Rapunzel got very angry and fought with her. Also, there are two songs in this episode, "The Girl Who Has Everything" and "Nothing Left to Lose", showing the abyss between them.

Later, they accidentally meet in the old hut of Gothel, but it failed and they have to get out together. Rapunzel tries to reconnect with Cassandra through their connection with Gothel and how they knew her as a mother, as Rapunzel tells Cass that Gothel wasn't the best mother and the magic memory mirrors show that Gothel wasn't very nice to Cassandra long before the night she kidnapped Rapunzel as a baby. At the end, Zhan Tiri sets Rapunzel up by slipping one of Gothel's mirror of memories into her bag and when it was found, it shows part of a moment when Gothel gave Cass a music box while telling her daughter that she loves her. Cassandra is furious and betrays Rapunzel, leaving her in a poisonous cave.

Cassandra learns from Zhan Tiri the truth that Gothel never really loved her. She decides to apologize to Rapunzel by pretending to be one of her maids, but the guards attack Cassandra and she destroys Corona in a rage.

In "Plus est en vous", Rapunzel and her friends go to war for the Kingdom of Corona against Cassandra. Cassandra betrays Zhan Tiri and fights against Rapunzel, but Zhan Tiri takes their stones and imprisons them. Cassandra and Rapunzel have an emotional conversation, Cassandra, between sobs, apologizes for everything, Rapunzel forgives her and hugs her to comfort her. They escape from their captivity together and defeat Zhan Tiri, but Cassandra dies. Rapunzel resurrects her and they both share a hug with Eugene. A little later, Cassandra goes on a journey to find her own destiny and comes to Rapunzel to say goodbye, Rapunzel confesses her that this whole time she believed that Cassandra's place was in Corona, with her, but as much as she hates to let her go, she knows Cass is right. Cassandra declares her love, and Rapunzel tells her that she loves her too, and they both share a heartfelt hug.


  • When Rapunzel tells Angry and Catalina that it isn't healthy to bottle things, she looks at the peeking out painting that she had done of her with Cassandra, among her other past paintings.
  • When Cassandra found the wreck of the destroyed caravan, she finds one of Rapunzel's paintings that she had of them together.


Cassandra“Someone very wise once told me there's more in me, and it's telling me I need to go out there and to find my own destiny”
Rapunzel“This whole time I believed your place was here in Corona, with me, but as much as I hate to let you go, I know you're right”
Cassandra“I love you, Raps”
Rapunzel“I love you too, Cass”
— Their last conversation before Cassandra left the kingdom


View From Up Here | Mandy Moore and Eden Espinosa

Crossing the Line | Mandy Moore and Eden Espinosa

I'd Give Anything | Mandy Moore


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Cassunzel is the most popular femslash ship of the Tangled fandom, a bit like how Honeygogo is seen as the main femslash ship of the Big Hero 6 fandom. After the events of "Rapunzel's Return", it inspired a few fans to begin comparing Cassandra and Rapunzel with Elsa and Anna from Disney's Frozen, due to their duet songs "For the First Time in Forever Reprise" and "Crossing the Line", along with a few fans viewing them as female versions of Cloud Strife and Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII. Season three having the two friends fight one another has enemies before becoming friends again has even got fans to compare the Tangled ship with the main She-Ra and the Princesses of Power ship, Catradora. The ship is often considered canon by some fans, due to all of their moments that can be interpreted as romantic and their last conversation when they say they love each other.

Those who don't femslash them, however, prefer to have the two as sisters. Since Rapunzel has told Cass that she is like a sister to her, and there have been a few AUs that have Cass not being abandoned by her own mother and gets raised beside baby Rapunzel.

On AO3, the ship has 302 fanfics while has 62 in it Tangled category.



Cassandra/Rapunzel tag on AO3
Cassandra & Rapunzel tag on AO3
Rapunzel/Cassandra tag on FanFiction.Net


Cassunzel posts on Tumblr


Rapunzel's Relationship with Cassandra on the Disney Wiki


Main article: Cassunzel/Gallery



Cassgeneunzel refers to the ship between the two and Flynn Rider


SHIPS het CassanceCassarianEugunzelHiccunzel Jackunzel
femslash AstrunzelCassunzel
slash LancegeneVargene
poly CassgeneunzelCassunzerian
friendship CassgeneMaxgenePasunzelVarigerVarunzel
family CapssandraEugedmundGothunzel
CHARACTERS m/f CassandraFlynn RiderRapunzel