WHO: Flynn Rider (Eugene Fitzherbert)
BY: Dan Fogelman (Story), Alan Menken (Music), Glenn Sather (Lyric)
PROS: Although you don’t see all of Flynn’s good characteristics at first, he’s funny, down to earth, master of the “smolder”, charming, romantic, good-hearted, compassionate, chivalrous, sensitive, kind — and of course he has “superhuman good looks” .
CONS: When we first meet him he’s a conniving thief who is only out to save his own skin … and steal a valuable crown.
BEST SHINING MOMENT: Toss up: Taking Rapunzel to see the festival of lights, and cutting off her hair to free her from her “mother.”
LEAST SHINING MOMENT: He’s pretty much a rough through the first half of the movie.
Here’s Flynn trying to get out of a sticky situation by giving Rapunzel the “smoulder”…
WHY I CHOSE HIM: Well… when I did my Disney Princes profile last week I had several people tell me I simply HAD to see Tangled because they just loved Flynn. So I did, and I do. He’s a charmer, I admit.
Flynn/Eugene and Rapunzel get married at the end. She’s been restored to her place as Princess, so technically he becomes a Prince. The cute couple even make a cameo in the latest Disney blockbuster, Frozen.
All images on this post are courtesy: Disney.