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Fascinating! I believe this is an automaton, a marvel of ancient technology, really.
―Varian


The Automaton is an ancient, yet highly advanced humanoid machinery which initially serves as the guardian of the underground entry of the vault of Corona Castle in Tangled: The Series. Varian was able to copy the guardian automaton's design so he could build an army of them, as well as an automaton that he could climb into and control from within.

Role in the series

Rapunzel and Varian used Herz Der Sonne's journal to sneak into the vault of the Castle through the underground tunnel system for stealing Sun-Drop Flower. In the chamber under the vault, Rapunzel solved the puzzle to open the entry of the vault, but also triggered the switch on the guardian automaton at the same time. Despite its enormous strength, Rapunzel and Varian finally defeated the automaton by strategy. It is believed that Varian had taken its timing cylinder for reverse-engineering before his betrayal to Rapunzel.

In "Secret of the Sun Drop", Varian redesigned the timing cylinder to a music box and sent it with the parts of the automaton as Rapunzel's birthday presents. Rapunzel curiously winded the cylinder with a creepy sound, then the automaton was automatically self-installed. Rapunzel along with Eugene and Cassandra soon encountered the automaton's attack in the Castle. Cassandra found its weakness by stabbing the sword in the timing cylinder and successfully stopped it, but the automation was only Varian's plan of distracting King Frederic.

After Varian had kidnapped Queen Arianna and held her as hostage in his lair, Corona launched the full-out attack on Old Corona with Cassandra's leadership, but they were soon ambushed by an army of automatons mass-produced by Varian. Though the timing cylinders were shielded, Eugene quickly got the idea of using the black rocks to fight against the automatons.

Meanwhile, Varian drove a giant machine altered from automatons to threaten Cassandra and the Queen. Under the awareness of danger, the black rocks converged to Rapunzel and surrounded her. Rapunzel realized her destiny and connection to the rocks, she then successfully controlled the rocks to destroy Varian's giant machine and all the remaining automatons.

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Tangled logo
Media
Films: TangledTangled Ever AfterTangled: Before Ever After

Television: A Poem Is...Tangled: The Series
Video games: Tangled (video game)Disney INFINITY seriesKingdom Hearts IIIDisney Crossy RoadDisney Enchanted TalesDisney Emoji Blitz
Books: The Art of TangledComic BooksRapunzel and the Lost LagoonRapunzel and the Vanishing VillageRoyal Weddings
Music: Tangled (Soundtrack/Score) • Tangled: The Series (Season One/Season Two)

Disney Parks
Fantasy SpringsDisney Animation BuildingFairy Tale ForestGarden of the Twelve FriendsIt's a Small WorldPrincess PavilionLe Pays des Contes de FéesVoyage to the Crystal Grotto

Entertainment: Disney's WishesDisney Pirate or Princess: Make Your ChoiceFantasy FestivalMickey's Magical CelebrationMickey's Royal Friendship FaireMickey and the Magical MapMickey and the Wondrous BookRoyal TheatreTangled: The MusicalThe Forest of Enchantment: A Disney Musical AdventureThe Golden Mickeys
Restaurants: Tangled Tree Tavern
Parade: Disney Magic on ParadeDisney Stars on ParadeDreaming Up!Festival of Fantasy ParadeMickey's Soundsational ParadeMickey's Storybook ExpressPaint The Night ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Firework: Celebrate the MagicDisney Dreams!Disneyland ForeverHappily Ever AfterThe Magic, the Memories and YouOnce Upon a TimeRemember... Dreams Come True
Halloween: Let’s Get Wicked
Christmas: World of Color: Winter Dreams

Characters
Original: RapunzelFlynn RiderMother GothelPascalMaximusThe Stabbington BrothersHook HandBig NoseVladimirAttilaUlfShortyPub ThugsCaptain of the GuardsKing FredericQueen AriannaCastle Guards

TV series: CassandraFidellaOwlPete and StanLady CainePocketHook FootVarianRuddigerQuirinOld Lady CrowleyMontyDaleLance StrongbowFriedborgNigelKing TrevorFernanda PizazzoAndrewSeparatists of SaporiaXavierFeldsparAngry and RedThe BaronAnthony the WeaselRuthless RuthAxelWillowZhan TiriLord DemanitusMrs. SugarbyUumlautStalyanAdiraVexCaptain QuaidKing EdmundVigorSeraphinaMadame CanardistCalliopeMother and FatherWreck MarauderLorbsHector
Deleted characters: BastionClaire and VinceBeau

Episodes
Shorts: "Checkmate" • "Prison Bake" • "Make Me Smile" • "Hare Peace" • "Night Bite" • "Hiccup Fever" • "Snowball" • "Hairdon't" • "Unicorny"

Season One: "What the Hair?!" • "Rapunzel's Enemy" • "Fitzherbert P.I." • "Challenge of the Brave" • "Cassandra v. Eugene" • "The Return of Strongbow" • "In Like Flynn" • "Great Expotations" • "Under Raps" • "One Angry Princess" • "Pascal's Story" • "Big Brothers of Corona" • "The Wrath of Ruthless Ruth" • "Max's Enemy" • "The Way of the Willow" • "Queen for a Day" • "Painter's Block" • "Not in the Mood" • "The Quest for Varian" • "The Alchemist Returns" • "Secret of the Sun Drop"
Season Two: "Beyond the Corona Walls" • "The Return of Quaid" • "Goodbye and Goodwill" • "Forest of No Return" • "Freebird" • "Vigor the Visionary" • "Keeper of the Spire" • "King Pascal" • "There's Something About Hook Foot" • "Happiness Is..." • "Max and Eugene in Peril on the High Seas" • "Curses!" • "The Eye of Pincosta" • "Rapunzel and the Great Tree" • "The Brothers Hook" • "Rapunzel: Day One" • "Mirror, Mirror" • "You're Kidding Me!" • "Rapunzeltopia" • "Lost and Found" • "Destinies Collide"
Season Three: "Rapunzel's Return" • "Return of the King" • "Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf?" • "The Lost Treasure of Herz Der Soone" • "No Time Like the Past" • "Beginnings" • "The King and Queen of Hearts" • "Day of the Animals" • "Be Very Afraid" • "Cassandra's Revenge"

Locations
Rapunzel's TowerThe Snuggly DucklingCoronaCorona CastleOld CoronaThe Dark KingdomVardarosTirapai IslandThe Great TreeThe House of Yesterday's Tomorrow
Songs
Film: When Will My Life BeginMother Knows BestI've Got a DreamI See the LightHealing IncantationSomething That I Want

Musical: Flower of GoldWanted ManWhen She Returns
TV Series: Life After Happily Ever AfterWind in My HairMore of MeFriendship SongListen UpI've Got ThisLet Me Make You ProudSet Yourself FreeReady As I'll Ever BeNext Stop, AnywhereIf I Could Take That Moment BackView From Up HereHook Foot's BalladBuddyWaiting in the WingsLivin' the DreamWith You by My SideEverything I Ever Thought I Knew
Deleted: What More Could I Ever Need

Objects
Rapunzel's Frying PanSun-Drop FlowerRapunzel's Magic HairRapunzel's CrownLanternsRapunzel's JournalBlack RocksDemanitus DeviceAttitude-Reversing PotionAutomatonRapunzel's CaravanIdol of VershaftsbezeigungengienThe Graphtic ScrollMoonstone Opal
See Also
Disney RevivalAs Told by EmojiLorbs
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