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Tromus (also known by his alias Matthews) is a servant of Zhan Tiri and former pupil of Lord Demanitus who trapped Rapunzel and her friends in The House of Yesterday's Tomorrow.


Tromus was originally a pupil under Lord Demanitus, along with two others who traveled with their lord on his journey to study and find the legendary sun and moon drops. At one point on their journey, however, he, Sugracha, and the third pupil decided to betray Demanitus by siding with Zhan Tiri as her new loyal servants, after they freed her.

At some point, after Demanitus defeated Zhan Tiri and sealed her away, Tromus had become the inner keeper of the House of Yesterday's Tomorrow, while living under the guise of Matthews.

Role in the series

When Rapunzel and a few members of her traveling party knocked on the door of the House of Yesterday's Tomorrow, so they could have shelter from the storm and also because of a tree which fell down and blocked their caravan, Matthews answered the door and let them in the house. But, Cassandra was suspicious of him because he was letting them stay in his inn without asking for payment.

After the gang defeats their mirror doppelgangers, they attempted to leave the house, but when they found that the storm had gotten worse, they stayed for the night and it's also revealed that the tree was chopped down intentionally.

Next in "You're Kidding Me!", he planted The Old Top of Time in the nursery. Cassandra found the toy and turned it on, it turns her and Lance into children, and Shorty a baby, he tells Rapunzel that the only way to reverse it is to spin the top backward and they have one hour to find the top or they'll stay as children forever. Also, he did tell them that they could keep things the way they are, and that his house could become their new home and they would become a happy family.

After Rapunzel and Eugene got their friends back to adults, he has been watching them, seeing as that the mirror and the top have failed, he vows to his master that he will keep the "Sundrop" (Rapunzel) in the house forever.

He appears again in "Rapunzeltopia". Matthews has trapped Rapunzel in a dream world where she is having a perfect life of her coronation week and reveals to Eugene and Lance that he is Tromus, a servant of Zhan Tiri, explaining that his master needs the Sundrop power. Once Rapunzel accepts the illusion, the magic vines will surround Rapunzel completely, she'll be trapped in the dream world forever, and the Sundrop's power will belong to Zhan Tiri. However, Rapunzel's subconscious mind starts to tell her the only way to escape the dream is to touch the Black Rocks, and when Tromus notices, he goes in the dream world as Eugene in order to convince her that she doesn't have to make any big decisions, she even accepts his marriage proposal, and the Sundrop power is nearly in Zhan Tiri's grasp.

When the time has come for her coronation, Rapunzel was about to be crowned, but her subconscious reminded her that once she is crowned she'll be trapped in the dream world forever, so Rapunzel realizes her mistake and refuses to put on the crown, Tromus appears again to stop her by changing her dream into a nightmare, Rapunzel realizes this is her mind and she can control everything in her mind and uses her mind power to transport them to the cliff, where she touches the black rocks Rapunzel succeeds in touching the black rocks. and wakes up. The house started to crumble and everyone escaped, the house turned into sand and so does Tromus, but not he before vows that it isn't over.


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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
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Original: RapunzelFlynn RiderMother GothelPascalMaximusStabbington BrothersHook HandBig NoseVladimirAttilaUlfShortyPub ThugsCaptain of the GuardsKing FredericQueen AriannaCastle Guards

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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