The Stabbington Brothers (real names Sideburns and Patchy) are a pair of thieves and the secondary antagonists of Disney's 2010 animated feature film, Tangled.


The Stabbington Brothers are twins with muscular bodies, fair skin, red hair, light blue eyes, big eyebrows, big noses, and big jaws. Their haircuts are almost similar (their fringes are combed in different directions). They have dark rings underneath their eyes, and scars underneath their mouths.

Sideburns have a slightly curved scar on the right side of his face. He wears a sleeveless green shirt, his weapon is a long sword on his back. Also, his ears are edgier. Sideburns do most of the talking for them.

Patchy, on the other hand, wears a dark, sleeveless shirt similar to his brother, but also wears a long-sleeved shirt underneath. He has round ears and an eye patch on his left eye, and a scar underneath it. Patchy also does not talk.



The Stabbington Brothers are first seen with Flynn Rider heading for Corona Castle to steal a royal crown that belongs to the missing princess. The brothers hoist Flynn down with a rope to retrieve it. The three obtain it successfully, but the guards rush for them, and a chase begins. When the thieves become blocked by a tall cliff, the brothers will only lift Flynn up first if they have the satchel that holds the crown. Although they had the satchel, Flynn betrays them and was able to grab the satchel from under their noses, much to their anger. Stranded, the brothers are arrested but roam along with the guards as prisoners in chains. While at The Snuggly Duckling where Flynn and his new allies, Rapunzel and Pascal, are located, the two escape and attempt to catch Flynn. However, they are overwhelmed by the collapsing river water built up by a dam, which is destroyed accidentally by Maximus, who also attempted to apprehend Flynn.


The Stabbington Brothers encounter Mother Gothel.

They survive the chaos, exiting the Pub's secret passage. The two stumble upon a woman, Mother Gothel. She strikes a deal with the two and reveals the secret of Rapunzel's hair, which they find more valuable than the crown.

After Rapunzel and Flynn enjoy a romantic evening watching the lanterns, Flynn spots the brothers and brings the satchel to them, hoping that they will leave Rapunzel and him in peace. The brothers, however, point out to Flynn that they are aware of Rapunzel's hair, and want her instead of the crown. The brothers render Flynn unconscious and tie him up to their boat, pushing it back into the sea to sail back towards the kingdom. Cleverly, through Mother Gothel's commands, the brothers make it seem as if Flynn was escaping with the crown. This tricks Rapunzel into believing he abandoned her, trading her and her magic hair for the crown.

The brothers confront Rapunzel and tell her just that, breaking the girl's heart. They prepare to kidnap her, planning to use her magic hair to make a fortune. However, Mother Gothel betrays them and knocks the duo out with a branch. She pretends to rescue Rapunzel and tricks her into returning to the tower in the forest. Offscreen, the brothers are arrested and taken to the prisons along with Flynn. They are last seen in their prison cell as Flynn is being escorted to his execution. In fury, Flynn grabs one of them and demands to know what happened to Rapunzel and how they knew about her hair. They fearfully tell Flynn that an old lady told them, making him realize the malevolence of Rapunzel's "mother" and she is in danger. They aren't seen for the remainder of the film.

Tangled Ever After

The Stabbington Brothers make a small cameo in Tangled Ever After. They are seen at the very end, weeping as Rapunzel and Eugene share their first kiss as a married couple. This scene in the short indicates heavy signs of reformation as the brothers were not only invited to the wedding by Rapunzel and Eugene but also showed genuine happiness for the loving couple.

Tangled: The Series

Sideburns and Patchy in TTS

The Stabbingtons in Tangled: The Series.

The Stabbington Brothers (revealed to be named Sideburns and Patchy) appear in the episode "Cassandra v. Eugene". Taking place before the events of Tangled: Ever After, the brothers manage to escape their cell and seek revenge against Flynn. They kidnap Rider and Rapunzel's lady-in-waiting Cassandra to use as "human shield" as they make their way out of the dungeons. They are confronted by the guards and during the confrontation, the brothers learn that Cassandra is the Captain's daughter. Sideburns threaten to kill Cassandra should the Captain refuse to stand down, allowing the brothers to escape with both Cassandra and Eugene still in their grasps. Once they're in the clear, Patchy prepares to kill the captives, though Sideburns decides to keep Cassandra alive to use as leverage. Nevertheless, the brothers are equally ready to exact vengeance on Flynn right then and there, until they are distracted long enough for Cassandra to knock them unconscious. By the time they awaken, the guards are on the scene, and Eugene and Cassandra have made it out safety. The brothers are then taken back into custody once more.

In "Max and Eugene in Peril on the High Seas", the Stabbingtons take part in a mutiny aboard a prison barge, led by Lady Caine. Along with other criminals that have dealt with Eugene and Rapunzel, the brothers plot to take over a passing ferry to allow them safe entry to the mainland. Their plans are thwarted when Eugene and Maximus find themselves aboard the ship. In the end, the Stabbingtons are once again taken prisoner.

In "No Time Like the Past", when a magical hourglass sends Rapunzel and Pascal back in time ten years, they inadvertently inhabit the teenage bodies of the Stabbingtons. After returning to their own time, the Stabbingtons maintain no memory of what happened to them.

Other appearances

The Stabbington Brothers appear in the Flynn's Tangled Tales short "Barrel Blast" on the Tangled blu-ray.

Emoticon versions of the Stabbington Brothers briefly appeared in the Tangled entry of the As Told by Emoji short series.

Disney Parks

Disneyland Resort

The brothers make a brief cameo appearance, chasing Rapunzel, in the 2015 rendition of World of Color, during the celebration of Disney animated feature films.

Walt Disney World

The Stabbingtons' likeness can be spotted in the Tangled-themed pavilion in Fantasyland of the Magic Kingdom.

Disney Cruise Line

The brothers appear in the Tangled stage show aboard the Disney Magic cruise ship, marking their first live appearances within the Disney vacation chain.


  • Although both characters are credited, Patchy has no actual lines of dialogue in the film.
  • In Disney Enchanted Tales, it's revealed that Flynn was the one who approached the brothers to join him on the Crown theft-and that he had preconceived on how he'd get rid of them. However, whether this game is completely canon is still questionable.
  • The Stabbington Brothers themselves do not appear in Kingdom Hearts III in their homeworld of "Kingdom of Corona", as they were written out entirely in the game's rendition of the film. Their roles were substituted by Marluxia (an antagonist from Organization XIII and the nobody of Lauriam). However, his intentions were entirely different to the brothers in the film, as he plans to use Rapunzel as part of the New Seven Hearts that Xehanort and the Real Organization XIII are after and also use Gothel as an extra "pawn" for the Organization so that she can keep Rapunzel locked in her tower.


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Tangled Ever After

Tangled: The Series


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