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Nothing Left to Lose is a song from the Tangled: The Series one hour special episode Cassandra's Revenge of season three and the series respectively. It is a duet song that is sung both by Varian and Cassandra as Varian tries to help his former crush that he had on Cassandra to see the error of her evil ways, but she refuses to listen to reason when Varian acts like voice of reason. However, Cassandra proceeds with her villainous plot to fight against her former best friend Rapunzel as her newest enemy throughout the entire third season until her redemption at the near end of the three part series finale special episode Plus Est En Vous of season three.


























Lyrics

Varian: Cassandra, you're angry. I get it. Believe me, I know what it's like, but you are making a mistake.

The path of hate is a dangerous track:

You take one step and it's hard to turn back.

It pulls you along and though it seems wrong,

It feels right.

Don't you see, this path you're on

Leaves a permanent mark.

It feels good at first, then it slowly turns dark.

With each passing day you’re further astray from the light.

Suddenly you lose your way

And lose the thread,

Lose your cool, then lose your head.

Every loss is harder to excuse.

Then you'll see you'll lose your faith

And lose your soul,

Till you lose complete control

And realize there's nothing left to lose –

Nothing left to lose.

Cass, trust me, becoming the villain isn't the answer!

Cassandra: Is that what you think I am?

The path I am on is a path paved in black.

I'm taking that road and I'm not looking back.

Each twist and each turn

Leads straight where I'm yearning to go.

Yes, it's true; my path is dark,

But I see where it ends:

My rivals will fall as my power ascends.

Despise me; that's fine.

I'm taking what's mine, even so –

Not like you.

You lost your nerve;

You lost the game,

But you and I – we're not the same.

I'm not lost:

This fate was mine to choose

So I chose to lose my doubts

And lose my chains –

Lose each weakness that remains,

Now that I have nothing left to lose –

Nothing left to lose,

Varian: You have so much to hold on to.

Cassandra: I only want my rightful due!

Varian: Listen, please! You’ve lost your grip and lost your mind.

Cassandra: Lose, I’m not gonna lose!

Varian: All's not lost – don’t be so blind!

Cut your losses; drop the I.O.U.'s!

Cassandra: I refuse! (x2)

Varian: Ooh, choose!

Cassandra: I lose no tears and lose no sleep!

What I want I'll take and keep!

Varian: It's time for you to choose!

Both: You can't stop the turning of the screws.

Cassandra: You'll stay in that cage until this is done – and just in case you think of escaping…

Now I have…nothing left…to lose.

Trivia

  • The second duet song of the second half of the special one hour episode Cassandra's Revenge of Season 3 and the series respectively has a 360 degree turn.
  • This is the second and the final duet song of the series that someone acts the voice of reason to Cassandra after the duet song Crossing the Line from the one hour special episode Rapunzel's Return of season three and the series respectively because the latter has decided to become a villain.
  • When Cassandra is about to send the cage with the imprisoned Varian, his face is similar to the way Queen Arianna's face when she is feeling scared during the first group song of the series which was Ready As I'll Ever Be because Varian won't stop his path of vengeance against everyone of Corona during the season one finale episode Secret of the Sun Drop and the series respectively.
    • When Varian is worried about Cassandra during the music video, because the expression on his face is the same expression on Kiera's face when she said, "I love you," to her sister Catalina at the near end of the season three episode Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf? and the series respectively.
  • This is the third song of the series to have "That's fine" as a lyric, the first two were the songs Ready As I'll Ever Be and Crossing the Line from the two of the one hour special episodes Secret of the Sun Drop of Season 1 and Rapunzel's Return of Season 3 and the series respectively.
  • The way Varian and his former crush that he had on Cassandra see their reflections on the Black Rock sword and the way Cassandra sees Varian's reflection in the Black Rocks during the music video are similar to the way Rapunzel, Varian, Cassandra, and Pascal saw their reflections at the end of the season one episode Great Expotations and the series respectively. Also, it is the same way Eugene and his best friend Lance will see their reflections on the helmet at the beginning of the season three episode Flynnpostor and the series respectively while Brock Thunderstike sees his reflection on Rapunzel's tiara during the same season three episode and the series respectively.
    • Eugene saw his reflection on the Black Rock during the second half of the one hour special episode Secret of the Sun Drop of Season 1 and the series respectively and his solo song "Everything I Ever Thought I Knew" during the second half of the one hour special episode Destinies Collide of Season 2 and the Season 3 episode Be Very Afraid and the series respectively while he saw his reflection on a window. Cassandra saw her reflection on the black rock during the song Crossing the Line, her duet with Rapunzel during the first half of the one hour special episode Rapunzel's Return of Season 3 and the series respectively. Varian sees his reflection when he says, "Do you know what this is? Yes, but it's also the same compound that encased my father. You know, the red rocks make everybody else see hallucinations, but what I see is something that really happened. This stuff ruined my life. Because of this, I did terrible," during the Season 3 episode Be Very Afraid and the series respectively, when he tells Rapunzel about the amber solution that he created from the part two of the one hour special episode Queen for a Day of Season 1 and the series respectively. Cassandra sees her reflection when she is looking at Rapunzel's eyes at the beginning of the one hour special episode Rapunzel's Return of Season 3 and the series respectively. Rapunzel sees her reflection when she is looking at Catalina's eyes during the episode Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf? of Season 3 and the series respectively. Also, Lance will see the reflection of the button that Varian warned him about pressing it during the special three part series finale episode Plus Est En Vous of Season 3 respectively. Plus, it is the same way May saw her reflection when she was seeing herself at a mirror during the Pokémon: Advanced Challenge episode The Bicker the Better. Also, it is the same way Teen Lance and Teen Eugene saw their reflections when they were seeing themselves at a glass egg and at a mirror during the season three episode No Time Like the Past and the series respectively while Rapunzel, Pascal and Maximus see their reflections at the end of the same episode at the fountain. Plus, it is the same way Cassandra sees her reflection when she is seeing herself at a mirror at the beginning of the penultimate episode Once a Handmaiden... of Season 3 and the series respectively. Also, it is the same way Scorbunny sees its reflection on a window during the Pokémon Journeys: The Series episode Mind-Boggling Dynamax!. Plus, Tai and Yolei saw their reflections on a window and a mirror respectively during the Digimon Adventure episode The Captive Digimon. Also, T.K. saw his reflection on the sliding door during the Digimon Adventure 2 episode Cody Takes a Stand. Plus, Kari saw her reflection on a computer screen during the Digimon Adventure 2 episode Destiny in Doubt. Also, Izzy saw his reflection on a computer screen during the Digimon Adventure 2 episode Fusion Confusion.  Plus, Eugene's reflection, Lance's reflection and Shorty's reflection were shown on a mirror during the season two episode Mirror, Mirror and the series respectively.
      • Similarly, The Star of Hanabi's reflection can be shown while Omi sees it while Wuya saw her reflection when she was looking at Raimundo's eyes then Jack Spicer's, Raimundo's and Wuya's reflections were shown on the Reversing Mirror during the Xiaolin Showdown episode "In the Flesh"; then Wuya's reflections were shown twice when she was in front of the Reversing Mirror and Raimundo's reflection was shown when he heads towards Wuya and the Reversing Mirror at the near end of the same episode. Plus, Jack Spicer's reflection was shown twice when he was locked inside his protective bubble when Omi said "Yes, you are indeed the most powerful warrior" and when Kimiko said "We need years of training and we still lose to you" during the Xiaolin Showdown episode Hannibal's Revenge. Also, Raimundo's reflection can be shown when he is seeing Kimiko at the beginning of the Xiaolin Chronicles episode Tokyo Madness. Plus, Maximus saw his reflection when he saw himself on the river during the season three episode Day of the Animals and the series respectively while Dwayne saw his reflection on the magical seashell pendant during the same season three episode of the series. Also, Sasha sees her reflection on the new sword that she received from Captain Grime during the Amphibia episode True Colors. Plus, Luz sees her reflection on the TV screen during The Owl House episode A Lying Witch and a Warden. Also, Pikachu sees his reflection on a puddle during the Pokémon Journeys: The Series episode Enter Pikachu!. Plus, May saw her reflection on a medicine bottle during the Pokémon: Battle Frontier episode Chip of the Old Brock!. Also, Hypno saw its reflection on the mirror during the Pokémon: Indigo Plateau episode Hypno's Naptime. Plus, Ash saw his reflection at a hand held mirror when he turned into a Pikachu at the end of the Pokémon: Master Quest episode Hocus Pokémon before he changed back at the beginning the next episode. Also, Raimundo saw his reflection at a mirror during the Xiaolin Showdown episode The Dream Stalker. Plus, Ash and Pikachu saw their reflections on the crystals during the Pokémon the Series: XY episode The Cave of Mirrors. Also, Ash, Pikachu, Litten and the Rotom Dex saw their reflections at a window during the Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon episode One Journey Ends, Another Begins... Plus, Eugene and Lance see their reflections on the helmet during the season three episode Flynnpostor and the series respectively. Also, Hydron's reflection can be shown when Lync's eye was shown up close during the Bakugan Battle Brawlers: New Vestroia episode Payback. Plus, Cassandra's reflection is shown at the near end of the special three part series finale episode Plus Est En Vous of Season 3 when she sees herself at Zhan Tiri's eye. Also, Serenity's reflection was shown on a lake during the Yu-Gi-Oh! episode Isolated in Cyberspace, Part 1.
  • The way Varian says that he knows what it's like to be angry to Cassandra is the same quote that Eugene said to Kiera when she was about to sleep inside one of the castle's guest bedrooms during the season one episode Big Brothers of Corona and the series respectively.
  • Varian's grabbing of Cassandra's wrist is the same way Rapunzel's grabbing of Cassandra's biological mom AKA Mother Gothel's wrist from the movie Tangled. Plus, it is the same way Rapunzel grabbed Cassandra's wrist during the penultimate episode Once a Handmaiden... of Season 3 and the series respectively. Also, it is the same way Clay grabbed Raimundo's wrist and Kimiko grabbed Raimundo's leg during the fight of Kimiko and Clay against Raimundo during the Xiaolin Showdown episode In the Flesh. Plus, it is the same way Ash grabbed onto May's wrist during the Pokémon: Advanced Challenge episodes All Torkoal, No Play and Grass Hysteria!. Also, it is the same way May grabbed onto Max's wrist at the near end of the Pokémon: Advanced Battle episode A Real Cleffa-Hanger. Plus, it is the same way Raimundo grabbed onto Clay's wrist during the Xiaolin Showdown episode Enter the Dragon. Also, it is the same way a Rare Hunter grabbed Serenity's wrist during the Yu-Gi-Oh! episode Friends 'Til the End, Part 2. Plus, it is the same way Misty grabbed Ash's leg during the Pokémon: Indigo Plateau episode Pallet Party Panic to prevent Ash from sending out his disobdience Charizard. Also, it is the same way Max, May and Brock grabbed each other's wrist during the Pokémon: Advanced Battle episode Beg, Burrow and Steal. Plus, it is the same way Misty grabbed Ash's wrist during the Pokémon: Indigo Plateau episode Challenge of the Samurai!. Also, it is the same way James and Meowth grabbed Jessie's wrists during the Pokémon: Advanced Battle episode Deceit and Assist. Plus, it is the same way Ash grabbed Brock by the shoe while Misty grabbed Brock by the pants during the Pokémon: Indigo Plateau episode The Ghost of Maiden's Peak.
  • This is the second song of the series that Varian is shown to be wearing his bag after his solo song Let Me Make You Proud from the special one hour episode Queen for a Day of Season 1 and the series respectively.
  • The way Varian's arms and hands are positioned during the duet song when he sings the lyrics "Cut your losses, drop the IOUs" is the same way Eugene's arms and hands were positioned during the solo song Everything I Ever Thought I Knew when he sang "If none of it was really me then who am I supposed to be?" from the special episode Destinies Collide of Season 2 and the series respectively. Also, it is the same way Cassandra's arms and hands were positioned when she sings the lyrics "Always overlooked unfairly while pretending that it barely stings" from the solo song Waiting in the Wings.
  • This is one of the two songs of the series that has "faith" as part of a lyric. The first was Varian's solo song Let Me Make You Proud from the one hour of the season one special episode Queen for a Day and the series respectively.
  • The way Cassandra won't free Varian when she tells him, "You'll stay in that cage until this is done – and just in case you think of escaping…" is similar to the way Varian told Queen Arianna, "Don't worry, Your Majesty. You are merely bait to lure the Princess here. Only the magic of her unbreakable hair can shatter the amber and free my father," during the second half of the first season one hour finale special episode Secret of the Sun Drop and the series respectively.
  • Varian also said "complete control" when he, Rapunzel and Pascal are in front of the Demanitus Scroll during the second half of the special one hour episode Cassandra's Revenge of Season 3 and the series respectively.
  • The way Varian turns his head before he starts singing the duet song is the same way Kimiko turned her head when Omi said "Please, hurry" and "If Wuya is restored to her fleshy form" to Dojo at the near end of the Xiaolin Showdown episode In the Flesh.
  • This is the second song of the series to have "no tears" as a lyric. The first was the solo song Waiting in the Wings from the one hour of the season two special episode Rapunzel and the Great Tree and the series respectively that Cassandra sang.
  • The way Varian and Cassandra are shown to be clenching their fists during the duet song is the same way Eugene can be shown to be clenching his fists during his only solo song Everything I Ever Thought I Knew from the second half of the one hour special episode Destinies Collide of Season 2 and the series respectively.
    • It is also similar to the way Varian clenched his fist during the reprise of the solo song Let Me Make You Proud when he vowed for revenge on everyone who turned their back on him to make them pay at the end of the second half of the special one hour episode Queen for a Day of Season 1 and the series respectively.
  • This song is a reference of the same dark path that Varian walked on at the end of the second half of the one hour special episode Queen for a Day of Season 1 and the series respectively to the first half of the one hour special episode Rapunzel's Return of Season 3 and the series respectively.
    • It is also possibly a reference to the Season 3 episode Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf? and the series respectively when Catalina revealed her angry feelings to Kiera, Rapunzel, Eugene, Pascal and Lance respectively at the near end of the episode while the five of them are at Janis Point to remove the curse from the former.
  • The way Varian goes to the other side of Cassandra when he sings the lyrics "Then you'll see you'll lose your faith and lose your soul 'till you lose complete control And realize there's nothing left to lose Nothing Left to Lose" of the song is the same way Zhan Tiri floats to the other side of Cassandra when she said "A friend. Or at least, I'd like to be. Come" during the flashback at the beginning of the first half of the one hour special episode Rapunzel's Return of Season 3 and the series respectively. Plus, it is the same way Rapunzel goes to the other side of her former best pal Cassandra during the first half of the special one hour episode Cassandra's Revenge of Season 3 and the series respectively and when the former said "So, truce?", "Temporary, truce?" and "Teeny, tiny, temporary truce" during the upcoming season three episode A Tale of Two Sisters and the series respectively. Also, it is the same way Varian went to the other side of Rapunzel during the first episode What the Hair?! of Season 1 and the series respectively when he said "Look at your hair" when the two of them see each other for the first time.
  • The way Cassandra snaps her fingers at the near end of the duet song is the same way Jack Spicer, Dojo and Raimundo snapped their fingers during the Xiaolin Showdown episode Citadel of Doom. Also, it is the same way Chase Young snapped his fingers during the Xiaolin Showdown episode Master Monk Guan. Plus, it is the same way Jack Spicer and Chase Young snapped their fingers during the Xiaolin Showdown episode Judging Omi. Plus, it is the same way Chase Young snapped his fingers during the Xiaolin Chronicles episode The Call of the Dragon. Also, it is the same way Sasha snaps her fingers during the Amphibia episode Reunion. Plus, it is the same way Pikachu snapped his fingers when he noticed that Piplup is in love with Marill during the Pokémon: DP Galactic Battles episode Three Sides to Every Story!. Also, it is the same way Sprig snaps his finger during the Amphibia episode Thai Feud.
  • The way Varian says "Villain" during the duet song is the same way Raimundo said "Villain" during the Xiaolin Showdown episode Judging Omi.
  • This is the second song of the series to have the lyric "my path". The first was the reprise of Varian's solo song Let Me Make You Proud from the first season one hour special episode Queen for a Day and the series respectively.
    • This is the second song of the Tangled franchise to have the lyric "like you". The first was the group song I've Got a Dream from the movie Tangled.
  • The way Varian says "angry" during the duet is the same way Rapunzel said "angry" at the near end of the season three episode Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf? and the series respectively. Plus, it is the same way Clay and Kimiko said "angry" during the Xiaolin Showdown episode Hear Some Evil, See Some Evil. Also, it is the same way Eugene said "angry" during the season one episode Big Brothers of Corona and the series respectively. Plus, it is the same way Dwayne said "angry" during the season three episode Day of the Animals and the series respectively.    
  • The way Cassandra sings the lyric "I only want my rightful dues" during the duet song references to the Xiaolin Showdown episode Citadel of Doom when Raimundo said "I-I just wanted my due." because he helped Wuya restore back to solid form but he didn't want Kimiko, Clay, Dojo or Jack Spicer to be hurt.
  • The way Varian says "I get it" to his former crush Cassandra at the beginning of their duet song from the second half of the one hour special episode Cassandra's Revenge of season three and the series respectively is the same way Feldspar and Stan said "I get it" to Rapunzel and Kiera respectively during the season three episode The Lost Treasure of Herz Der Sonne and the series respectively. Also, it is the same way Dojo said "I get it" to Kimiko, Omi and Clay at the near end of the Xiaolin Showdown episode In the Flesh. Plus, it is the same way Cassandra says "I get it" during the upcoming season three episode A Tale of Two Sisters and the series respectively to her former best friend Rapunzel while the two of them respectively are trapped underneath the mountain alongside Rapunzel's pet chameleon Pascal.
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