Mother Gothel appears at Rapunzel's tower wearing a hooded black cloak and carrying a basket of red apples. She seems to be paying homage to Queen Grimhilde from Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs. Desperate to satisfy her vanity, the evil queen transformed herself into an Old Hag, hoping to trick Snow White. Wearing a hooded black cloak, the old hag offered Snow White a poisonous treat from her basket of red apples.
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