Mother Gothel

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Mother Gothel

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Rōmaji Gōteru
Japanese Gothel
Voice actors (En:) Donna Murphy [1]
Homeworld Kingdom of Corona
Origin Tangled
Game Kingdom Hearts III

Mother Gothel is a character from the Kingdom of Corona in Kingdom Hearts III. She originated from the Disney film Tangled.

She is the adoptive mother of Rapunzel, although Rapunzel has been led by Gothel to believe that she is her biological mother.


Kingdom Hearts III[edit]


Mother Gothel has curly black hair and gray eyes. She wears a shiny dark magenta dress with a black cape.



"Oh, I just listened for the sound of complete and utter betrayal and followed that."
—Mother Gothel to Rapunzel about how she found her
Mother Gothel, embracing Rapunzel, from Tangled.

Mother Gothel first appeared as an antagonist in the 2010 Disney animated film Tangled in 2010, voiced by Donna Murphy. She is based on the witch Dame Gothel from the original Brothers Grimm fairy tale.

In Tangled, Gothel was an elderly woman who kidnapped the baby princess of Corona, Rapunzel, from her parents, in order to exploit the magical youthening ability of Rapunzel's hair. Gothel employed cruel psychological abuse and manipulation to keep Rapunzel dependent on her and afraid to leave her prison, but Rapunzel grew curious about the flotilla of lanterns put out by her parents' kingdom on her birthday, and manages to escape while Gothel is outside of the prison. Gothel tracks Rapunzel and her accomplice in escape, Flynn Rider, and very nearly manages to convince Rapunzel to return with her to save Flynn's life, but he surprises them by cutting Rapunzel's hair and destroying their magical power, causing Gothel to suddenly expire of old age.


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