A Psychologist Analyzed the Relationships of 5 Animated Couples

There is rarely a cartoon that doesn’t end with the “and they lived happily ever after” scenario. Usually, the main target audience for animations is children, and happy endings make sense. However, when a professional psychologist analyzes the main characters, a happy end is not always the case.

Alva and Jesper, Klaus

Alva and Jesper, Klaus
A Psychologist Analyzed the Relationships of 5 Cartoon Couples

Character analyses: Alva is quite unfriendly and grim at the beginning, and Jasper shows as selfish, mercantile, and spoiled. As the story progresses, Jasper revealed that he’s capable of sympathy and is not afraid of showing his true emotions. It’s because of him that Alva restores her faith in teaching children and starts enjoying her life again.
Being together: Both characters change each other for the best.

Prediction: They will live happily ever after.

Tiana and Naveen, The Princess and the Frog

Tiana and Naveen, The Princess and the Frog
A Psychologist Analyzed the Relationships of 5 Cartoon Couples

Character analyses: While Tiana is a hardworking girl, living with a dream and doing everything to achieve her goals, Naveen is a lazy prince who doesn’t understand the value of life.
Being together: It’s true that Tiana opens Naveen’s eyes, it seems like the prince is not fully convinced that power, money, and magic can’t solve everything. Out of the cartoon, he’ll get tired of being next to a businesswoman.

Prediction: They will get a divorce in a few years, by mutual consent.

Howl and Sophie, Howl’s Moving Castle

Howl and Sophie, Howl’s Moving Castle
A Psychologist Analyzed the Relationships of 5 Cartoon Couples

Character analyses: Sophie’s a workaholic, kind, and clueless girl-next-door. Her lack of confidence is somewhat cute, and the only thing that helps her deal with life’s difficulties is her realistic worldview. Howl is a charming and powerful wizard who sold his soul to a demon when he was a child. He takes very good care of his appearance but he’s lonely. He’s also very arrogant, vain, and afraid of taking responsibility.
Being together: Howl makes Sophie more comfortable and helps her see her own beauty. He loves and cares about her while she inspires him not to be afraid of responsibilities, and she also literally saves Howl’s soul.

Prediction: They will live happily ever after.

Belle and the Prince, Beauty and the Beast — The Cartoon

Belle and the Prince, Beauty and the Beast - The Cartoon
A Psychologist Analyzed the Relationships of 5 Cartoon Couples

Character analyses: Belle is well-educated and prefers books instead of human relationships. The only exception is her father for whom she’s ready to do anything. The Prince is very impulsive, ill-tempered, and used to judge people by their appearance, which is why he was turned into a monster.
Being together: The couple is only bound by the curse. The only reason Belle’s in the castle is to help her father, but she eventually falls in love with the Beast. However, she seems to be more impressed by the library than the prince’s personality.

Prediction: Either the Prince will follow his love everywhere, and they will indeed live happily ever after, or Belle will realize she’s more into adventures more than love and may leave the Prince.

Rapunzel and Eugene, Tangled Ever After

Rapunzel and Eugene, Tangled Ever After
A Psychologist Analyzed the Relationships of 5 Cartoon Couples

Character analyses: Rapunzel is a classic cartoon character. She’s a kind and cheerful princess with magic powers, and even though she was kidnapped by an evil witch, Rapunzel kept her positive attitude. Eugene, on the other hand, is charming but also a liar and a thief. However, Rapunzel’s innocence pushes him to change for good.
Being together: Both achieved their dreams and proved that they’re ready to sacrifice a lot for each other.

Prediction: They will live happily ever after.