Rapunzel is a spirited, smart, clever, kind, playful, and a very adventurous girl in her late teens, though a bit naive. However, she is not afraid to stand up for herself or others when the situation calls for bravery. Having spent all of her life isolated in a tower with little else to do, she is proficiently educated in literature, and talented in almost all areas such as music and baking and even more advanced subjects like astronomy, as illustrated by her completely charted astronomical patterns. Her greatest passion is art, as indicated by the pervasive amount of painting on the walls inside the tower. While she longs to see the world beyond her window, she is very obedient to Mother Gothel. Despite having ambivalent feelings after leaving her tower in excitement to finally see the world, she confronts and rebels against Mother Gothel's wish of her returning to the tower after a short journey with Flynn Rider. She is quite daring; leaping from tall cliffs and swinging great lengths with her hair. She is completely immune to Flynn's so-called charms and has little tolerance for his antics, which usually results in her utilizing the pan against Flynn. She is also very charismatic; able to influence a group of pub thugs to share their dreams and convince Maximus, the palace steed of the Captain, to postpone his pursuit of Flynn until she fulfills her dream on her birthday (which is heavily emphasized). Rapunzel is also known, particularly by Pascal, to be quite trustworthy and never ever breaks the promises she makes.
She is very determined to accomplish her dream of seeing the floating lights, even strong-arming Flynn into going along with her plan and passing any other obstacle along the way, as well as tricking Gothel into making her beloved mother travel for three days to get a white paint for her birthday (of course, to buy some time). Although she initially feared that the dream of seeing those lights may not meet her expectation and that there would be no other means to pursue in life after that dream has been fulfilled, Rapunzel is able to overcome those fears by having Flynn's support and belief that a new dream will emerge in place of the fulfilled one. Rapunzel is also rebellious, tough, and courageous, as seen with the thugs.
- She is voiced by Mandy Moore, who also voiced Nita.
- Rapunzel will meet Winnie the Pooh, Ash Ketchum, Littlefoot and their friends in Winnie the Pooh Gets Tangled.
- Rapunzel will meet Simba and the Jungle Adventure Crew in Simba, Timon, and Pumbaa's Adventures of Tangled.
- Rapunzel will meet Bloom and her friends in Bloom Gets Tangled.
- Rapunzel will make her first guest appearance in a Land Before Time crossover in Littlefoot's Adventures of The Princess Diaries.
- Rapunzel will meet Team Lightyear in Team Lightyear Gets Tangled with Rapunzel.
- Rapunzel is also Elsa and Anna's Cousin.
- Rapunzel met Yogi Bear and his gang in Yogi Bear Gets Tangled with Rapunzel.
- Rapunzel met Danny and his friends in Danny Gets Tangled with Rapunzel.
- Rapunzel will meet Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends in Thomas the Tank Engine Gets Tangled with Rapunzel.
- Rapunzel will meet Aladar, his family, and his friends in Aladar Gets Tangled.
- Rapunzel will meet the FT Squad in The FT Squad Gets Tangled.
- Rapunzel will meet Barney and Friends in Barney Gets Tangled with Rapunzel.
- Rapunzel will join Barney again in Barney Gets Frozen by the Snow Queen.
- In Winnie the Pooh in Fantasmic! (Tokyo Disney Sea), Rapunzel, along with Pascal, Flynn Rider, and Maximus, joins Pooh and his friends for a trip to Tokyo Disney Sea to watch the Fantasmic show and save Mickey's Imagination.
- Rapunzel will guest star, along with the other princesses in Pooh's Adventures of Memoirs of a Geisha.
- Rapunzel reveals in Barney's Adventures of Muppets Most Wanted that she has a fear of airplanes, after watching the Airplane! movie, and its sequel.
- Rapunzel is Dez's Cousin and She Met Sora and Dez's Other Friends in Sora Gets Tangled.