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The Pub Thugs.

Find your humanity! Haven't any of you ever had a dream?
Rapunzel to the Pub Thugs

The Pub Thugs are supporting characters in Disney's 2010 animated film, Tangled.



When Rapunzel and Flynn Rider (aka Eugene Fitzherbert) arrive at the Snuggly Duckling, a seedy pub filled with thugs, the thugs recognize Flynn from the poster and plan to turn him in, but Rapunzel confronts the men, stating that she needs Flynn to complete her dream of seeing the lights. The thugs decide to help her, as they also have unfinished dreams. When the guards arrive, Hook Hand helps Rapunzel and Flynn by showing them a secret passage way until Maximus discovers it. Later in the film, Maximus rounds up Hook Hand, Vladimir, Atilla, Ulf and Shorty to help Eugene escape from death row to save Rapunzel, and they succeed. At the end of the film, Hook Hand gets his dream come true and becomes a concert pianist, Big Nose finally gets a girlfriend, Ulf is very happy as Eugene narrates, and Shorty is seen at the end of the movie being lifted up by lanterns in his cupid outfit puckering his lips.

Tangled Ever After

The main members make appearances at Rapunzel and Flynn's wedding. Most of them are in the crowd, Hook Hand plays the piano, and Shorty stands next to Flynn before being pushed away after a comment on Rapunzel's appearance.

Tangled: Before Ever After

The thugs will have the role of accompanying Rapunzel on her journey.[1]

Primary Members

Hook Hand

Hook Hand is the most prominent of the thugs, and serves as their feared leader with a dream to become a pianist.

He is first seen glaring at Rapunzel and Flynn (while sporting his hook) as they enter the pub. When Vladimir reveals that Flynn is a wanted man, Hook Hand decides to turn him into the guards for the reward money, and orders Greno to find them. The thugs fight over Flynn, and eventually hold him steady as Hook Hand prepares to knock the thief unconscious. Rapunzel physically assaults Hook Hand to stop this, before pleading for Flynn's freedom so that he can help her experience her dream. Hook Hand responds to this by revealing his own dream to be a concert pianist. The other pubs join in by revealing their own dreams, and they soon establish a friendship with Rapunzel, and by association, Flynn.

However, Greno returns with the guards, unaware of the thugs' change of heart. Hook Hand sneaks Rapunzel and Flynn through a secret passage, but not before giving his wishes to Rapunzel's dream-oriented goal.

Hook Hand returns when Maximus rallies the thugs to break Flynn out of prison in order to rescue Rapunzel.

Hook Hand is last seen during Corona's celebration over the return of their lost princess (Rapunzel); according to Eugene's narration, Hook Hand went on to become a famous pianist, just as he had dreamed—he is seen wearing a gold variant of his hook, here.

He returns in Tangled Ever After, playing the piano during Rapunzel and Eugene's wedding.

Big Nose

Big Nose is the most "beautiful" of all the thugs. He is a hopeless romantic, with the tendency to be constantly abused by Hook Hand. His dream is to find love in someone who can see his inner beauty.

He is first seen during "I've Got a Dream", where he expresses his various shortcomings while also hoping to find true love. In the end, he receives his wish after meeting a woman during the epilogue celebration.

He returns in Tangled Ever After, seen attending Rapunzel and Eugene's wedding.


Vladimir one of the strongest and most menacing of the thugs. His hobby includes collecting ceramic unicorns.

Vladimir is first seen at the Snuggly Duckling pub blocking the door from Flynn Rider so that he can turn him in to the guards. However, beautiful Rapunzel halts the attempts and her desire to live her dream inspires the other thugs to reveal and embrace their dreams. Vladimir reveals to Rapunzel that he collects ceramic unicorns. Later on when the guards arrive, Vladimir covers for Flynn by turning in Shorty, another thug. And later, on near the end of the film, Flynn is arrested and Vladimir joins some other thugs in rescuing him by taking out some guards. Vladimir is last seen watching Flynn escape with Maximus to rescue Rapunzel.

In Tangled Ever After, Vladimir attends Rapunzel and Eugene's wedding ceremony and sits alongside his fellow thugs. When Rapunzel and her father are about to walk down the isle, Vladimir quickly turns around to watch, accidentally knocking a thug out with his horn.

Vladimir also makes a cameo appearance in Wreck-It Ralph in the crowd of Game Central Station.


Attila, along with Vladimir, is one of the Pub's muscle, and wears a large metal helmet that covers his entire face. He has a tattoo of a cupcake on his right upper arm, alluding to his love of baking and his dream of opening a baking shop.

Attila is first seen at the Snuggly Duckling and participates in the brawl over which thug turns in Flynn Rider. Soon after, Attila and the other thugs are inspired by Rapunzel to reveal their dreams. He shows Rapunzel and talent for baking during so. Later on, Attila helps Flynn escape prison by knocking of the Captain of the Guards with a frying pan. He is last seen watching Flynn escape with Maximus the horse.

In Tangled Ever After, he's briefly seen in the crowd of Rapunzel and Eugene's wedding.


Shorty is the oldest and possibly craziest member of the Pub Thugs.

Shorty was first seen without any lines during the song "I've Got a Dream". Right after the song, he spots Mother Gothel who is spying on Rapunzel with the thugs. He begins to flirt with her until she puts a knife to his nose and demands to know where the secret tunnel in which Rapunzel and Flynn escaped through leads. Later on, he and the other thugs break Flynn out of prison. Shorty is last seen being floated up into the sky by lanterns during the kingdom's celebration commemorating Rapunzel's return.

In Tangled Ever After, Shorty stands next to Flynn at the beginning of the ceremony, but is playfully shoved out of the way upon his comment on Rapunzel's appearance. Later, at the end of the ceremony, he is seen yelling "Happy birthday!"


Ulf dreams of becoming a professional mime. He is also the only major Pub Thug without a speaking role.

Ulf is first seen at the Snuggly Duckling pub during the song "I've Got a Dream". Later on, Ulf assists some of the other major thugs in their mission to rescue Flynn Rider from prison so that he may rescue Rapunzel from the villain Mother Gothel. Ulf is last seen at the end of the film acting as a mime in front of the crowd (although everyone is bewildered by the act); Flynn remarks that he assumes that Ulf is happy, as he never told him otherwise.

In Tangled Ever After, Ulf can be seen at the wedding ceremony sitting alongside the other thugs.

Minor Members


Gunther is first seen at the The Snuggly Duckling pub during the song "I've Got a Dream". He is shown straightening a crooked painting of a puppy in a corner of the pub that he decorated. His dream is to be an interior designer.


Tor is another tough-looking thug covered with weapons. His dream is to be a florist because of his secret talent for organizing plants. He doesn't appear much in the film.


Greno is nicknamed Gretta by Hook Hand. He is a muscular pub thug that was sent by Hook Hand to find some royal guards to turn in Flynn Rider. After the song "I've Got a Dream", he arrives back with the guards not knowing that the thugs have changed their minds on turning in Flynn. He has a black star tattoo on the back of the inside of his forearm.


The innkeeper has a very little role in the film, and is only seen making a soup of chameleons and other lizards, which makes Pascal scared. However, he plays a bigger role in the Tangled video game in the Snuggly Duckling level.


Axel also has a little role in the film, but a big one in the video game. He is very worried about almost everything and he is also the little brother of the innkeeper.


Bruiser is a big, tough-looking thug who likes to knit. He also appears in the video game where he keeps Flynn Ryder and Rapunzel from talking to Vladimir until he gets a drink.


Killer is a smaller thug with lots of needles on his shoulder pads and belts with scissors and thread on them. Killer likes to sew and in the movie is seen sewing a cut on Bruiser's arm.


Fang is not actually seen, but is mentioned in the song "I've Got a Dream" where we see his puppet show performance.

Pirate Thug

Pirate Thug is the second largest thug, with Vladimir in first place. He has a big dark red beard and he also has a peg leg. In the film, he is seen putting Flynn on the floor while giving a sign to Vladimir to stomp the floor so Flynn flies up. In the video game he is just seen sitting on a chair drinking beer.

Goat Boy

Goat Boy has a little role in the movie and he is seen being hugged by the Big Nosed thug when he sings "like everybody else I got a dream". He also appears in the video game when Rapunzel and Flynn get a mission from the Innkeeper to cheer him up. He has a goat whose name is Milton.


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Films: Tangled | Tangled Ever After
Television: A Poem Is... | Once Upon a Time | Sofia the First | Tangled: Before Ever After
Video games: Tangled (video game) | Disney INFINITY series | Kingdom Hearts III | Disney Crossy Road
Books: Tangled: The Essential Guide | The Art of Tangled | Little Golden Book | Sticker Book | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Rapunzel: A Day to Remember
Music: Soundtrack

Disney Parks

Celebrate the Magic | Disney's Wishes | Disney Animation Building | Disney Dreams! | Disneyland Forever | Fairy Tale Forest | Garden of the Twelve Friends | La Forêt de l’Enchantement: Une aventure musicale Disney | Le Pays des Contes de Fées | Mickey's Magical Celebration | Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire | Mickey and the Magical Map | Mickey and the Wondrous Book | Once Upon a Time | Tangled: The Musical | Tangled Tree Tavern | The Golden Mickeys | Voyage to the Crystal Grotto | World of Color: Winter Dreams


Original: Rapunzel | Flynn Rider | Mother Gothel | Pascal | Maximus | The Stabbington Brothers | Hook Hand | Big Nose | Vladimir | Shorty | Ulf | Attila | Pub Thugs | Captain of the Guards | King Frederic | Queen Arianna | Four Sisters | Castle Guards
TV series: Cassandra


Rapunzel's Tower | The Snuggly Duckling | Corona | Corona Castle


When Will My Life Begin | Mother Knows Best | When Will My Life Begin (Reprise) | I've Got a Dream | Mother Knows Best (Reprise) | I See the Light | Healing Incantation | Something That I Want


Rapunzel's Frying Pan | Magical Golden Flower | Rapunzel's Magic Hair | Rapunzel's Crown | Lanterns

See Also

Disney Revival | As Told by Emoji

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