Tromus: Less noise, please! Shh-shh-shh. Less noise.
Eugene: Matthews! I knew you were up to no good!
Tromus: You have no idea how "no good" I really am.
Tromus: Not quite. I am Tromus! And my master, Zhan Tiri, has a great need for this little Sundrop.
|~ Tromus revealing his true form.|
|“||Once these vines wrap around her completely, she'll have surrendered to the dream world, and the Sundrop's limitless power will belong to Zhan Tiri!||„|
|~ Tromus explaining his plan.|
Tromus, also known as Mr. Matthews in his human disguise, is a major antagonist in Tangled: The Series, being the main antagonist of the House of Yesterday's Tomorrow arc.
He was the innkeeper of the House of Yesterday's Tomorrow who is secretly one of Zhan Tiri's disciples.
He is voiced by Gavin Creel.
Tromus was once a pupil of Lord Demanitus before he, Sugracha the Eternal and Mother Gothel betrayed him to serve their new master, Zhan Tiri, but after Zhan Tiri was defeated and banished to the Lost Realm a second time, he went into hiding trying to find a way to free her.
Tromus, disguised as Matthews, first appeared in "Mirror, Mirror" where he was introduced as the Innkeeper of the House of Yesterday's Tomorrow. He welcomed Rapunzel and her friends into the house until the storm passes without requesting any payment, something Cassandra was suspicious of.
After Rapunzel and her friends defeat the mirror reflections of themselves trying to trap them and then take their place (presumably a plot by him), they try to leave the house, but realize how bad the storm is, and stay for the night.
His next appearance was in the next episode, "You're Kidding Me!". He briefly appeared when Cassandra, Lance and Shorty are turned into kids (presumably another plot by him). He tells Rapunzel that the only way to reverse it is to spin the top backwards that turned them into babies. At the end of the episode, he vows to keep the Sundrop (Rapunzel) in the House forever.
He appears again in "Rapunzeltopia" when he traps Rapunzel in the dream world in order for Zhan Tiri to get the Sundrop's powers for herself so she can escape her imprisonment. If Rapunzel completes the coronation, she will accept the Dream World and be stuck there forever, giving the power to Zhan Tiri, and the only way to escape is to touch the Black Rocks. Tromus dangles a perfect life in front of her to get her to accept the Dream World. However, Rapunzel's subconscious mind starts acting, so Tromus goes in the Dream World as Eugene to convince her. It seemingly works, but Rapunzel realizes that the place isn't real, so Tromus traps Rapunzel in her worst nightmare. However, when he disguises himself as Mother Gothel, Rapunzel realizes that she also has control over the Dream World. She touches the Black Rocks, escaping the Dream World and causing the House of Yesterday's Tomorrow to vanish along with Tromus.
It's unknown what happened to him after this.
As Matthews, he appears the be a welcoming, warm-hearted person who treats his guests with kindness and respect, but this was all a ruse. Once his true form is revealed, Tromus shows himself to be a cruel, devious, manipulative and sadistic minion who will not hesitate to use any means necessary to free his master and get her the power of the Sundrop, taking great pleasure in doing so.
- He is the second servant of Zhan Tiri's to appear after Sugracha the Eternal.
- Tromus's plan ironically contradicts Zhan Tiri's plans, as she needs a clash of the Sundrop and Moonstone to release her from her prison. Tromus sacrificing Rapunzel's power to her would've still resulted in his failure.