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I am the keeper of the Spire!
―Calliope upon meeting Rapunzel, Eugene and their friends.[src]

Calliope is a character from Tangled: The Series. She is a former street magician turned assistant to the Keeper of the Spire who eventually becomes the actual Keeper.



Upon first meeting, Calliope came off as an arrogant, self-centered and somewhat insulting individual. She insisted on her own greatness and that everyone around her was wrong or not as informed as her despite the contrary. She would even take credit for things that clearly had nothing to do with her own abilities or attempts. Calliope's biggest flaw was continuously berating Rapunzel for things that were clearly her own fault. Ironically, Rapunzel came to her for answers about the ripped up scroll.

Following the reveal that Calliope was not the Keeper, her true personality was revealed. Deep down she was a shy, self-deprecating individual who did not believe in her own abilities and simply wanted to feel greater than herself. Though still retaining a bit of flair, she nevertheless showed a more defenseless and humble side and is shown to be a truly likable individual.

Physical appearance

Calliope is a very small woman who is slightly chubby and has buck teeth. She wears a yellow peasant dress with a robe tied around her. She possesses orange-ish brown hair slicked back into a ponytail though a couple of strands stick out. Her most distinguishing feature are her giant owl glasses that go over her greyish-blue eyes.

Role in the series

Calliope appears in the episode "Keeper of the Spire" she greets the heroes at the small house at the bottom of the mountain. Upon greeting them, Calliope begins regaling them with her greatness and knowledge of certain things that quickly annoy everyone. While Eugene, Cassandra and Lance are noticeably annoyed, Rapunzel tries to hide her emotions to get the scroll, but Calliope stalls until the next day.

Calliope takes the group up the mountain encountering various obstacles that she blames Rapunzel for when it is clearly her own fault. Eventually everything comes to a head when they are attacked by a Kurlock, a dangerous beast, and Calliope is forced to reveal the truth: she is not the Keeper of the Spire, but rather the Assistant to the Keeper of the Spire. She was once a street magician who was taken in by the Keeper as his assistant, but he disappeared one day and she was left without a purpose until Rapunzel and her friends showed up.

After apologising and being forgiven, Calliope helps the group in defeating the Kurlock and enters the spire where Rapunzel and her friends get the final piece of the scroll while Calliope is greeted by the Keeper who reveals that the whole thing was a test for her. For passing the test, Calliope is given a baby Kurlock, revealing that the Kurlock that "attacked" was actually the Keeper's pet. Calliope becomes the new Keeper and bids farewell to Rapunzel and her party.

She later returns in Season 3 in the episode "Race to the Spire" where she is held captive by Cassandra and Zhan Tiri. Zhan Tiri impersonates Calliope to get the key to the Mindstone., which Rapunzel quickly figures out. After a fight for the moonstone, Calliope is set free by Cassandra and Zhan Tiri when Rapunzel gives them the mind-trap. Calliope is later seen waving bye to Eugene and Rapunzel, blaming them for all the chaos that got Calliope trapped. Eugene, once again, mentions that he doesn't like Calliope as he and Rapunzel leave in the balloon.



  • Calliope somewhat physically resembles Alphys from the video game Undertale.
  • One could easily tell that Calliope is not the true Keeper due to some minor noticeable quirks about her. Among them is her explanation for the origin of the word "Spire" which she claims comes from the Latin word "Spyra". This is actually wrong. It comes from the German word "Spier" while Spyra is not even a Latin word.
  • She is disliked by Rapunzel, Eugene and Cassandra due to her always correcting them for the pronunciation of Spire and for taking credit for the things they do.

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Films: Tangled (video/soundtrack/score) • Tangled Ever AfterTangled: Before Ever After

Shows: A Poem Is...Tangled: The Series (soundtrack one/soundtrack two/soundtrack three) • Chibi Tiny Tales
Video games: Tangled (video game)Disney Infinity seriesKingdom Hearts IIIDisney Crossy RoadDisney Enchanted TalesDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Heroes: Battle Mode
Books: The Art of TangledComic BooksRapunzel and the Lost LagoonRapunzel and the Vanishing VillageRoyal Weddings
Cancelled projects: Rapunzel Unbraided

Disney Parks
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Restaurants: Tangled Tree Tavern
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Original: RapunzelFlynn RiderMother GothelPascalMaximusStabbington BrothersHook HandBig NoseVladimirAttilaUlfShortyPub ThugsCaptain of the GuardsKing FredericQueen AriannaCastle Guards

TV series: CassandraFidellaOwlPete and StanLady CainePocketHook FootVarianRuddigerQuirinOld Lady CrowleyMontyDaleWreck MarauderLance StrongbowFriedborgNigelKing TrevorFernanda PizazzoAndrewSeparatists of SaporiaXavierFeldsparAngry and RedThe BaronAnthony the WeaselRuthless RuthAxelWillowZhan TiriLord DemanitusSugracha the EternalUumlautKing EdmundAdiraStalyanVexCaptain QuaidVigorMadame CanardistCalliopeMother and FatherLorbsSeraphinaHectorTromusHamuelLittle Big GuyBrock Thunderstrike
Deleted characters: BastionClaire and VinceBeau

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 Sonne" • "No Time Like the Past" • "Beginnings" • "The King and Queen of Hearts" • "Day of the Animals" • "Be Very Afraid" • "Pascal's Dragon" • "Islands Apart" • "Cassandra's Revenge" • "Race to the Spire" • "A Tale of Two Sisters" • "Flynnpostor" • "Once a Handmaiden..." • "Plus Est En Vous"

Rapunzel's TowerThe Snuggly DucklingCoronaCorona CastleOld CoronaThe Dark KingdomVardarosThe SpireTerapi IslandThe Great TreeThe House of Yesterday's TomorrowCassandra's StrongholdGothel's Cottage
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 KnewCrossing the LineStronger Than Ever BeforeBigger Than ThatThe Girl Who Has EverythingNothing Left to LoseThrough It AllI'd Give Anything
Deleted: What More Could I Ever Need

Rapunzel's Frying PanSundrop FlowerRapunzel's Magic HairRapunzel's CrownLanternsRapunzel's JournalBlack RocksDemanitus DeviceAttitude-Reversing PotionAutomatonRapunzel's CaravanIdol of VershaftsbezeigungengienThe Graphtic ScrollMoonstone Opal
See Also
As Told by EmojiLorbsRapunzel Unbraided