Over the centuries, I've taken the form of whatever suits my needs: A warlock, a demon, even a blizzard.
|—"Race to the Spire"|
Zhan Tiri is the main antagonist of Disney's Tangled franchise, serving as the unseen overarching antagonist of Tangled and Tangled: Before Ever After, the main antagonist of Tangled: The Series appearing as the overarching antagonist of the first two seasons and the main antagonist of Season 3 and the unseen overarching antagonist of the Hair-Raising Adventures comic series by IDW.
She Is an ancient and powerful demon sorceress of evil magical strength and skill with mind control. She is mentioned throughout Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure and seen only in flashbacks, statues and carvings throughout the first and second seasons, her true self being locked away in a remote inter-dimensional jail or world entirely cut off from Corona. When she is the powerful and destructive blizzard upon Corona, her longtime archenemy Lord Demanitus, had used what little strength he had left to activate a very rare combination of pure magic and science to built a device to ultimately defeat and imprisoned her in her home realm. One of her allies managed to escape, she formed a plan to free her as well. Zhan Tiri was close to being freed, until Rapunzel that Sugracha the Eternal had under her hypnosis broke free from it and made sure that her master would remain in her prison.
She is seen in the House of Yesterday's Tomorrow as a statue and a doorknocker. Her second follower Tromus revealed that he, Zhan Tiri, had need for the mystical Sundrop from Princess Rapunzel's unnaturally blonde hair.
She remains imprisoned, but after Cassandra takes on the power of the Moonstone Opal, she takes on the form of the Enchanted Girl to manipulate her and become strong enough to eventually use her new powers to unintentionally allow her to return to a physical form and greets a startled Cassandra about how it is good to be back.
At the Spire Vault, she uses the shapeshifting cloak to trick Princess Rapunzel into giving her the key to the box containing the Mind-Trap Stone by impersonating Calliope.
- Keeper of the Spire (figurine)
- Rapunzel and the Great Tree, Part 1 (statue, flashback)
- You're Kidding Me! (sigil)
- Rapunzeltopia (statue)
- Lost and Found (flashback; silhouette)
- Rapunzel's Return, Part 1 (flashback; ghostly form)
- Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf?
- Be Very Afraid
- Islands Apart
- Cassandra's Revenge, Part 1
- Cassandra's Revenge, Part 2 (physical debut)
- Race to the Spire
- A Tale of Two Sisters
- Once a Handmaiden...
- Plus Est En Vous, Part 1
- Plus Est En Vous, Part 2
- Plus est en Vous, Part 3 (final appearance)
- She is the first top-level evil magician to appear in the Tangled universe. What planet or realm she is from before meeting Lord Demanitus remains a mystery still.
- In her borrowed form as the Enchanted Girl, she has told Princess Rapunzel that her incredible shape-shifting abilities allow her to become a blizzard, which implies that the evil sorceress had actually become the deadly blizzard that had nearly destroyed Corona.
- Her horns represents the Lich from Adventure Time.
About Zhan Tiri
Thousands of Years Ago
- "Zhan Tiri! This is your last warning! Give up this foolish quest for power!"
- "It was, until you made it about something darker. You made it all about gaining power for yourself. You turned your back on what was right!"
- "I had to send her...to the Lost Realm."
- "An evil warlock, Zhan Tiri, had a deep hatred for Corona. He cast a spell that created a deadly snowstorm that nearly wiped out Corona."
- "That's probably because this tree was once known as the Tree of Zhan Tiri."
- "The ancient sorcerer whose magic that caused a deadly snowstorm that nearly destroyed Corona?"
- "Let's not forget his little art teacher buddy who turned you into a zombie"
- "You might have mentioned Zhan Tiri before you dragged us in here!"
- "It was corrupted by the evil sorcerer to destroy any who approached it. It was Zhan Tiri's stronghold.
- "You! What are you doing here!?"
- "What have you done?"
- "She's too strong!"
- "This quest for the Sundrop and Moonstone was both of ours!"
- "You turned your back on me! As long as I live, I will never stop until I have that power!"
- "THIS IS FAR FROM OVER! I will have that power!! And when I do, I will destroy your beloved Corona! I PROMISE! YOU!"
As the Enchanted Girl
- (whispering) "Cassandra."
- "There you are, Cassandra. I've nearly given up on you."
- "A friend or at least I'd like to be."
- "I don't understand. You could have just gone up to her and apologized, face to face."
- "The eclipse has already begun to weaken the Sundrop's strength. It is time for you to face the Princess and take the power that is rightfully yours."
- "I've been in far worse prisons."
- "Oh, Cassandra, so predictable. Have you learned nothing from me? No matter how formidable an obstacle, everything has its weakness. And I have a gift of finding it."
- "Finally! They're mine. I'd like to thank you both for taking care of what rightfully belongs to me. At long last, THEY...ARE...MINE!"
In Demonic Form
- "Let the Age of Zhan Tiri begin!"
- "At last, the power is mine. I dreamt of wielding the power of the Sundrop and Moonstone for centuries!"
- "You may have been a worthy adversary once, Princess. But now you are nothing. And you- You lost before you even began, Girl. Just like your mother: Felled by your own ego."
- "Do you honestly think you can stand up to my power!?"
- "And now the sun finally sets on Corona."
- "Is it your plan to keep me here forever!?"
- "NO! No! No, no, no! NOOOOOOOOOOO!"
|— Characters —|
|Main characters||Rapunzel • Eugene Fitzherbert • Cassandra • Pascal • Maximus|
|Other characters||King Frederic • Queen Arianna • Varian • Quirin • Angry and Red • Lance Strongbow • Fidella • Nigel • Hook Foot • Ulf • Xavier • Weasel • Ruddiger • Monty • Mrs. Sugarby • Old Lady Crowley • Owl • Ruthless Ruth • The Stabbington Brothers • Friedborg • Feldspar • Four Sisters • Attila • Axel • Lady Caine • Willow • Captain of the Guards • Andrew • Uumlaut • Shorty • Pete and Stan • Fernanda Pizazzo • Separatists of Saporia • The Collector • The Baron • King Herz Der Sonne • King Trevor • King Edmund • General Shampanier|