The original character lineup of Tangled by Jin Kim. (Don’t get me wrong, Eugene’s adorable, but Bastion’s a total cutiepie, too!)
jin kim u so perf
u so perfilicious
Oh no… no, no, no… I SHIP IT.
I know, he has such a good design for a character. I like the Rapunzel and Eugene romance—obviously—for many reasons, partly because Eugene is so handsome, and—most importantly—charming, and I think that charm is just as important in a man as in a woman. I also think that Bastion was too tall and big for Rapunzel—it would be too much of a contrast, almost as if he was an adult and Rapunzel was a child, and that would be just be weird even if he was supposed to be like, 15 or something. I’m not trying to say that tall vs short relationships are not okay in the real world, but I think it would be weird in an animated romance. Besides, Flynn/Eugene is may favorite animated character of all time.
But I really like Bastion, too. His design says so much. In my fanfic that I will never write, Bastion was Eugene’s friend as a child that he meets again after Tangled, so that I could incorporate him into the story. (I invite anyone who thinks this would be a good idea to write it into their own fanfic, because I like it, but I’m never going to write my own story.)
I also like all of their clothes. I feel like the original design for the clothing of the characters was better in concept. But maybe it was just too expensive to try to animate all of that cloth.