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Flynn Rider (Disney's Tangled)

Flynn Rider


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Rapunzel was the 2010 “Disney Princess”, starring in the movie Tangled. She is of course based on ye olde Rapunzel Brothers Grimm folk tale , though not closely. Many of the changes were meant to make this version of Rapunzel a more active character, with agency and personality.

My daughter loves this movie.


Background

  • Real Name: Eugene Fitz Herbert
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: The Stabbington Brothers
  • Base Of Operations: The kingdom and its surrounding forests.
  • Height: 5’9” Weight: 165 lbs
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black
  • Other Distinguishing Features: Slight beard


Powers and Abilities

Flynn’s youth has lent him good agility allowing him to confidently travel the rooftops. Having good athleticism, he can swim and run well. He’s actually a pretty good pickpocket too.

Flynn is a competent swordsman but has learned that frying pans are much more effective.


History

Flynn Rider teamed up with the Stabbington Brothers to pull off a theft that would make them all rich. Steal the lost princess’ tiara and after escaping his partners sell it for all the money he could get.

His Thrill of Adventure motivation got the best of him while doing the robbery. He couldn’t help but reveal himself to the royal guards just as it was too late for them to do anything about it.

Flynn Ryder emerges from a lake

However, it’s never that easy. The palace guards pursued him and his cohorts on horseback into the forest. After climbing his way out of a dead-end valley, then falling down a long steep cliff he evaded Maximus and disappeared into a hidden vale.

In this vale was a tall tower. It seemed to be a good hiding place and Flynn climbed to the top and inside, only to be knocked unconscious by an unseen assailant.


Video

Rapunzel HD movie trailer focusing on Flynn.


Description

Flynn wears a white button-up shirt with the sleeves rolled up. Over which he wears a blue tunic, brown leather boots and belt with grey pants.

He also has a satchel when doing his thieving work. He wears this on his belt but once it has loot in it it’s tightly held in his hands for safe keeping.

Flynn Rider and Blaise the chameleon


Personality

Flynn is happy-go-lucky for the most part. He’s confident in his abilities and also in his future. He’s sure he will be rich in the future.

Even though his desires are based on his future dreams the reality is he lives for the day. He loves to do things that are unexpected, especially if it will get a reaction out of others.

Flynn doesn’t like for people to get hurt by his actions and when it’s important Flynn will make sacrifices for those he loves.


Quotes

“All the things we’ve seen and it’s only 8 in the morning !”

(Flynn finds himself bound to a chair) “Is this hair ?”

Flynn Rider (Looking at his own wanted poster)”Oh, no, no, no, no, no, this is bad, this is very, very bad, this is really bad ! They just can’t get my nose right.”
Stabbington brother: “Who cares ?”
Flynn Rider: (Looking at the Stabbington brother’s wanted poster) “Well, it’s easy for you to say. You guys look amazing.”

Flynn Rider wielding a candlestick

Flynn Rider: “Here’s the deal, Blondie…”
Rapunzel: “Rapunzel.”
Flynn Rider: “Gesundheit.”

“Here comes the smolder…”

(A bush rustles with an unknown danger; Rapunzel leaps onto Flynn’s back)
Rapunzel: “Is it ruffians ? Thugs ? Have they come for me ?”
(A rabbit jumps from the bush and stands in front of them)
Flynn: “Stay calm, it can probably smell fear.”

(After telling Rapunzel about Flynnigan Rider, his childhood hero)
Flynn: “You can’t tell anyone about this, OK. It could ruin my whole reputation.”
Rapunzel: “Ah. We wouldn’t want that.”
Flynn: “Well, a fake reputation is all a man has.”

“…See, here’s the thing. Superhuman good looks, I’ve always had it, born with it but superhuman strength… Could you imagine the possibilities ?”

“Did I ever tell you I have a thing for brunettes ?”


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Flynn Rider

A 292 points Character

Dex: 05 Str: 03 Bod: 03 Motivation: Thrill of Adventure
Int: 04 Wil: 05 Min: 04 Occupation: Thief
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 000
Init: 012 HP: 020

Skills:
Acrobatics*: 05, Artist (Dancer, Singer): 03, Thief (Pickpocketing)*: 05, Thief (Stealth): 04, Weaponry (Melee)*: 05

Advantages:
Attractive

Connections:
Stabbington Brothers (Low, only at the beginning of the film)

Drawbacks:
Minor Irrational Attraction to Rapunzel, Minor Irrational Attraction to acting like he’s not taking things seriously.

Genre:
Action

By Ethan Roe

Source of Character: Disney’s 2010 animated film Tangled, character voiced by Zachary Levi

Writeup completed on the 18th of November, 2011.

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