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Tropes of the cast of Disney's ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' and ''Disney/FrozenFever''.

''Note: The characters on this page would later appear in a season-long crossover between ''Frozen'' and the universe of ''Series/OnceUponATime''. For tropes relating to the characters as shown in the live-action crossover, see Characters/OnceUponATimeMagicalLands.''
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Tropes of the cast of Disney's ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' and ''Disney/FrozenFever''.

'''[[YouHaveBeenWarned ALL spoilers on this page are UNMARKED.]] It's highly recommended you see the movie (and ''Frozen Fever'') first before reading this page.'''

''Note: The characters on this page would later appear in a season-long crossover between ''Frozen'' and the universe of ''Series/OnceUponATime''. For tropes relating to the characters as shown in the live-action crossover, see Characters/OnceUponATimeMagicalLands.''
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!!Arendelle Royal Family

[[folder:Princess Anna of Arendelle]]
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[[caption-width-right:193: "I'm not leaving without you, Elsa."]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KristenBell\\
(Child Anna) '''Voiced by:''' Livvy Stubenrauch (speaking) and Katie Lopez (singing)\\
(9-year old Anna) '''Voiced by:''' Agatha Lee Monn

The main protagonist of the film and the younger sister to Elsa.
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* {{Adorkable}}: She's a bumbling romantic. Her dancing's even more so. Given everything before that point has shown Anna to be ''extremely'' energetic, you'd expect her dancing to be the same. Not so. She just sort of jigs in place in a very restrained fashion.
* AffectionateParody: Of other Disney Princesses such as the whole true love aspect, wanting to marry Hans when she barely knows him with Elsa and Kristoff criticizing her.
* AgonyOfTheFeet: She gets hers stepped on by the Duke of Weselton while they dance.
* AllLovingHeroine: All she wants is to reconnect with her big sister, and she believes in ThePowerOfLove.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: PlayedForLaughs when she and Elsa are still kids, as demonstrated when Anna climbs into Elsa's bed and begs her to wake up and play with her, then rolls around in mock angst when Elsa doesn't want to join in, only to give in when Anna asks "Do you want to build a snowman?". After the accident, Anna's relentless efforts to reach out to Elsa, who in turn ''continuously'' shrugs her off in order to protect her, are depicted in a very heartbreaking way.
* TheAntiNihilist: Despite Anna growing up in grim situations and having a rather dysfunctional and troubled childhood, Anna never stopped believing that one day, it would get better. She extends the same attitude and outlook regarding her sister Elsa and their relationship. She believes that despite Elsa shutting her out for many years, not being able to control her powers, and accidentally setting off an EndlessWinter upon Arendelle that she is worthy of saving and helping. Her optimistic personality won't allow her to not believe that everything will get better with time and that fighting for it is how it can happen.
* AnythingThatMoves: Downplayed. Anna is so desperate for romance that she will pretty much fall for any guy that she comes into contact with. It's justified because for the majority of her life, she has felt isolated lonely, neglected, abandoned and generally unloved. Anna wanted to marry Hans the very same day that they met. One of Anna's character flaws is that she is incredibly naive about romance and true love, which is something that she learns about later in the story.
* BadassAdorable: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]. She smacks down a wolf with a lute, hurls flaming wreckage at two more, saves Kristoff from falling into a chasm, knocks a giant {{Snowlem|s}} over with a tree, and [[spoiler:punches her ex-fiancé in the face, sending him flying over a railing]]. Still the story places more focus on her [[PluckyGirl plucky]] aspects than her action ones.
* BadassInDistress: Saves herself from her curse as well as saving Elsa and stopping Hans all at the same time.
* BadassNormal: Anna may be a normal human without any magical powers like her sister Elsa, but that doesn't make her any less fearless, adventurous and capable of being badass.
* BattleCouple: Downplayed with Kristoff throughout the story until they have a RelationshipUpgrade at the end of the story and become an OfficialCouple. Kristoff and Anna go on a journey and adventure in order to find Elsa so that summer can return to Arendelle. Along the way on their journey, they encounter many times when they have to battle numerous obstacles such as wolves and a large ice monster.
* BettyAndVeronica: Anna is the Archie to Kristoff's Veronica (manly ice farmer) and Hans's Betty (cultured prince).
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Gets angry enough at Marshmallow to throw a snowball at him. At the end, she punches Hans in the face so hard that he falls off a ship into the harbor.
* BigDamnHeroes: Saves Elsa's life by taking a sword slash for her just as her body totally freezes, which counts as the act of true love that in turn saves ''her'' life.
* BigEater:
** If the first word to come out of her mouth after "We finish each other's -- " is ''sandwiches'', she clearly loves food.
*** This gets a [[ContinuityNod nod]] in ''Frozen Fever'', where one of the gifts she receives for her birthday is a [[DagwoodSandwich sandwich about as long as her torso.]]
** "I wanna stuff some chocolate in my face!"
* BigNo: As she jumps in front of Elsa just as Hans is about to strike her with his sword.
* BigSisterWorship: Despite their estranged relationship, Anna seems to have a strong admiration for her older sister Elsa. She seems to admire her and is amazed by what she is capable of. Such admiration is obvious when Anna and Elsa are children playing together and Anna cannot help but be in awe of Elsa's magic. In addition, Anna is very motivated and determined to rebuild the relationship with her sister as she misses how close they were in their childhood. In turn, Elsa has strong BigSisterInstinct towards Anna and is a CoolBigSis towards her.
* BirdsOfAFeather: What initially draws her to Hans is her belief that they are the same; looking for love, overlooked by their siblings, etc.
* BodyHorror: What she goes through after Elsa accidentally freezes her heart. Her hair slowly turns white, frostbite forms on her fingers and face, and she eventually turns into a solid ice statue.
* BraidsOfAction: Twin plaits for hiking through a magic winter and a mountain.
* BrainlessBeauty: Downplayed when it comes to the "brainless" part. Anna is youthfully pretty, and she can be very idealistic and naive and other characters, such as Elsa and Kristoff, are there to serve as the OnlySaneMan to spit some common sense and logic to Anna every once in a while. This doesn't mean that Anna isn't capable of being smart and clever though.
* BreakTheCutie: Goes through ''a lot'' over the course of the film. If Elsa pushing her away and (accidentally) freezing her heart wasn't enough, Hans's reveal that he never truly loved her pushes her to the DespairEventHorizon.
* BrutalHonesty: She rarely sugarcoats her feelings.
* BuffySpeak: "Beautifuller", "good different", etc.
* BullyingADragon: After Marshmallow literally throws her out of Elsa's ice palace, Anna loses her temper and throws a snowball at him... which does absolutely ''nothing'' but piss him off enough to chase after her.
* CatchPhrase: "... Wait, what?", which was improvised by Kristen Bell.
* TheChampion: To Elsa. Anna is the one who saves Elsa by doing a HeroicSacrifice and using ThePowerOfLove to help Elsa control he powers. Anna is also the one who always believed in Elsa and always thought she was a good person deep down despite her mistakes.
* CharacterDevelopment: Throughout her adventures, the naive Anna came to have a mature understanding of what love actually is. Specifically, that you can't marry the guy you just met -- as such, in contrasts to her FourthDateMarriage with Hans, Anna's romance with Kristoff is starting off at a healthier pace (i.e., as boyfriend and girlfriend for now).
* CharacterTic: Anna tucks a lock of hair behind her ear when she's embarrassed by something she's done or said, and often bites her bottom lip when thinking.
* CheerfulChild: As a little girl she is non-stop cheer and smiles.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Anna was a very idealistic, naive and happy go lucky child. She was the type to feel that nothing could ever go wrong. Unfortunately for Anna, something went severely wrong when Elsa accidentally almost killed her with her magic while they were playing together. The accident had serious consequences which includes having Anna's [[LaserGuidedAmnesia memories of Elsa's magic wiped]], not having social contact with others, and having an estranged and distant relationship with Elsa. Interestingly enough, Anna's actions of wanting to play with Elsa were the catalyst for everything that happened in the story yet Anna was too young and innocent to understand what was going on at the time.
* TheChosenOne: Played With. Anna has been described as being the MessianicArchetype role, the one who is meant to sacrifice themselves for the greater good. It could be argued that without Anna in the story, Elsa and the rest of the kingdom of Arendelle would be damned to an EndlessWinter forever. Anna is clearly the only one who was able to conduct a HeroicSacrifice to save Arendelle as she is the only emotional tie to Elsa. If Anna didn't exist or if she died permanently, Elsa and the rest of the kingdom would be doomed. Nobody else would have successfully gotten through to Elsa other than Anna. In other words, Anna could be perceived as "the chosen one" to unthaw Arendelle using ThePowerOfLove.
* ColorMotif: Green: every single one of her outfits has a green element to it, even her iconic "winter dress", which has green leaves and stems as part of the floral motif.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Anna comes off as a CuteClumsyGirl, TheIngenue, and TheDitz, but she is incredibly badass and capable in a fight. There are many instances throughout the story that she is a PrettyPrincessPowerhouse who is incredibly fearless, courageous, and brave and won't back down from a fight.
* CuteBruiser: An {{Adorkable}} PrettyPrincessPowerhouse mixed with her being a PintSizedPowerhouse.
* CuteClumsyGirl: That incident with the statue and cake is endearing. Apparently, all that time she spent in the castle has made her this.
* TheCutie: Her cheerful attitude and endearing quirks make her rather lovable.
* DamselInDistress: Believed herself to be this because of the ice curse but in the end she changes into a DamselOutOfDistress when she performed the act of true love to save herself, Elsa and the kingdom. Additionally, instead of letting Kristoff take care of Hans, she insisted on doing it herself.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Anna is an extremely extroverted person forced to be nearly alone for all of her childhood. To make matters worse, she doesn't know why it happened, and from her perspective, her older sister suddenly cut off their friendship and then ignored her. Her parents died when she was fifteen, and again she had no emotional support. It's obviously left some scars on her.
* DesperatelyCravesAffection: She grows up isolated from everyone except her parents and a few trusted servants, which leaves her starved for both attention and affection. Anna is so in need of both that she agrees to marry Hans ''on the day she meets him''. Given what Hans turns out to be, this is an even worse idea than it already sounds.
* DeterminedDefeatist: Anna is TheDeterminator who never gives up. Even though it seemed as though it was completely impossible or hopeless to save the kingdom from suffering an eternal winter, Anna didn't let that stop her from trying to complete her mission. She endured lots of obstacles along the way and she probably even felt that there was a possibility that she would end up dying to achieve her goals. In the climx of the film, Anna ends up getting her heart frozen after Elsa accidentally strikes her with her powers. Even though she is turning to ice and freezing to death, Anna is still determined to both unfreeze her heart, save Elsa and the kingdom of Arendelle through an ActOfTrueLove. She does so by doing a HeroicSacrifice for her sister and using ThePowerOfLove to help Elsa control her abilities and unthaw the kingdom. If it weren't for Anna's persistent and determined personality, Arendelle and Elsa would still be in trouble.
* {{Determinator}}: In regards to tracking down Elsa and getting her to return. She sees her sister manifest ice powers, set off a global winter, and then run off into the mountains. Her response is basically 'Wait here. I'll be right back'. This trait especially shows in the scene where she climbs the ice wall, which is as scary as it is funny. The look on Kristoff's face is mostly "You're crazy!", but with a hint of admiration.
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: Falls victim to this more than once.
-->'''Anna:''' ''[after Hans falls on top of her in a rowboat]'' This is awkward. I mean, not that you're awkward - we're-''I'm'' awkward - you're gorgeous. Wait, what?
* DidntThinkThisThrough: Aside from trying to marry a man she met that day, she: runs off after Elsa in only her summer gown and a cape, her plan in terms of confronting Elsa amounts to [[MissingStepsPlan 1) Find Elsa, 2) Talk to Elsa 3) ?????? 4) Elsa defrosts Arendelle]], provokes Marshmallow even after it began walking away...Coincides with the FearlessFool entry below.
* DisneyDeath: Towards the end when she's frozen solid, before the act of true love defrosts her.
* TheDitz: Downplayed. Anna can have her ditzy and clumsy moments, but she is still a functional person who is completely capable of thinking for herself and making her own decisions. She can be rather idealistic and naive in her beliefs and also impulsive and reckless in how she chooses to go about things, but she is still very competent and capable in her own right.
* DoNotTauntCthulhu: Throws a snowball at Marshmallow, despite Kristoff telling her to leave him be. Needless to say, it doesn't go well.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: After years of suffering and depression, finally feels truly happy at the end.
* EatingTheEyeCandy: More modest than other examples, but she spends a lot more time staring goofily at Hans than she ''really'' needs to during his intro.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: She has been said to have the personality traits of Ariel, Mulan, and Rapunzel all rolled into one.
* FearlessFool: Anna's greatest strength and biggest weakness is that she is completely fearless; she will go boldly where others would hesitate, but also tends to be impulsive, and these impulses tend to lead her into trouble.
* TheFettered: Despite being a CuteClumsyGirl who is quirky and awkward, Anna is probably the most upstanding, noble and moral character in the story. She believes in doing the right thing no matter what.
* FieryRedhead: She has strawberry-blonde hair, and can be pretty fiery when provoked.
* FlatWhat: Her CatchPhrase at several points in the film. She even does it to herself early on.
* FlowerMotifs: Sunflowers. They really start to show in "Frozen Fever": her dress has sunflower patterns, she carries a bouquet of them, and her birthday cake has sunflowers as part of the decorations.
* {{Foil}}: She's energetic and goofy in contrast to her serious older sister, Elsa.
* TheFool: Anna can be incredibly naive and impulsive but her heart is in the right place and she uses her pleasant and friendly personality to get by. She can also be a HorribleJudgeOfCharacter as she wanted to marry Hans the very first day that she met him.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Foolish to Elsa's Responsible. Anna wants to marry Hans, but Elsa refuses to let them get married because they've only just met that day. "More Than Just the Spare", the cut song that originally was going to be used in place of "For the First Time in Forever," elaborates.
* ForHappiness: Her motivation behind all of her actions. Anna does what she does because all she genuinely wants is for everyone to be happy.
* FreudianExcuse: It's not for villainy, but the reason why Anna is willing to [[FourthDateMarriage marry Hans when they've just met]] is because she's a very extroverted person who was starved of friendship for most of her childhood, which left her desperate for any kind of affection at all.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Anna seems to show this trope where Elsa can't, since she 1). Makes friends with baby ducks in "For the First Time in Forever", 2). manages to charm Hans's horse, Sitron, 3). waves at Sven when the latter is sitting outside Wandering Oaken's Trading Post & Sauna.
* FriendlessBackground: Anna was raised in seclusion her whole life without any close friends and little to no contact with her sister, which may be the reason why she's so naive and willing to marry Hans, a guy she just met.
* GenkiGirl: Due to being cooped up in a castle for most of her life, Anna reacts to everything outside with enthusiasm and boundless energy. To the point that she's OneOfUs.
* GirlishPigtails: Anna wears braided pigtails in every scene except those leading up to and during the coronation ball, where because it's a formal affair she styles her hair into a more formal and grown-up fashion.
* GirlyBruiser: She may seem girly, but that doesn't mean she can't pack a punch!
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Anna is considered to be "The Beautiful Sister" as she is extroverted, popular, sociable, friendly, and constantly criticizes Elsa for shutting her out. On the other hand, Elsa is "The Smart Sister" as she is bookish, introverted, sensitive, socially awkward and often judges Anna for being too reckless, impulsive and naive. Although Anna and Elsa don't fight constantly, they have a very estranged relationship due to unfortunate circumstances that happened during their childhood. Anna also has a habit of lashing out at Elsa for shutting her out repeatedly while Elsa repeatedly tries to push Anna away out of fear of hurting her again.
* GoMadFromTheIsolation: It's apparent that since Anna was sheltered and had little to no contact with other people or the outside world, she may have become slightly unbalanced and depressed. It doesn't help that Anna has an extroverted personality and needs human contact to thrive. It could also be seen as a humorous example as when Anna mentions that she has started talking to portraits out of desperation, then promptly tells a painting of Joan of Arc to hang in there. It takes a darker turn when the audience realizes that Anna's isolation really has made her desperate enough for human affection to fall prey to Hans' political ploy.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Downplayed. She's a NiceGirl most of the time but she won't always extend her kindness and her compassion to those that are her enemies or people that she doesn't trust.
* HairstyleInertia: Wears the same GirlishPigtails she had as a child.
* HarmlessFreezing: Subverted. Anna is accidentally frozen from the inside out by Elsa, and not only is it incredibly painful for her, it will leave her as an ice statue forever unless an act of true love stops it.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Falls in love with Hans at first sight. Subverted after it turns out he's a villain she has a love epiphany that she's in love with the blonde Kristoff.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Was this with Elsa when they were little; a good portion of the movie's drama is Anna wanting to become close to Elsa like they were as kids and not understanding why Elsa shuts her out.
* HeroicBSOD: After learning of Hans's betrayal, she sadly tells Olaf that she doesn't know what love is.
* HeroicSacrifice: Ends up [[TakingTheBullet dodging in front of a sword strike meant for her sister even as she's]] [[TakenForGranite turning to solid ice]]. Luckily, the CurseEscapeClause involving "an act of true love" kicks in.
* HeroicSpirit: Anna is TheDeterminator and isn't the type to give up. It's her determined spirit and passion that ultimately saves Elsa and Arendelle, despite all the obstacles that are thrown her way during her journey.
* {{Hikikomori}}: Thanks to her parents closing off the castle and raising her and Elsa in virtual isolation.
* HonorBeforeReason: Anna isn't always the most logical person and she can't be highly reckless and impulsive when it comes to planning, but her sense of honour and duty seem to be of bigger importance.
* HopeBringer: Anna is the one who remains consistently hopeful and optimistic about bringing summer back to Arendelle. She also represents hope for Elsa in helping her control her powers.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: When it comes to Hans. It's downplayed, since Hans wasn't ObviouslyEvil like other Disney Villains, and was actually pretty good at pretending to be a NiceGuy.
* HotBlooded: She's free-spirited, feisty, adventurous, and easily excitable. Other than that, it's PlayedForLaughs.
* ICanChangeMyBeloved: Anna believes that she can persuade her sister to bring back summer to Arendelle by unfreezing it. She is also has a strong belief that Elsa can control her powers because she is strong enough to do so. Elsa, on the other hand, doesn't believe that she can change or control her powers and has severe self doubt regarding controlling herself and hurting others.
* TheIdealist: Anna is extremely idealistic and it is one of her defining personality and character traits.
* IdiotHero: Anna agrees to marry a guy after spending only a couple of hours with him. After Elsa runs away, she goes off into the flash frozen wilderness to find her without suitable clothing, supplies, or even a map, and her only "[[MissingStepsPlan plan]]" is to talk her down.
* IJustWantToBeLoved: Anna is someone who DesperatelyCravesAffection because she has been neglected since childhood with little to no human contact. It's understandable why Anna would end up falling for a man that she just met because she deeply craves to be accepted and loved by someone.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Anna is an extroverted person by nature but she was sheltered since childhood. She never got the opportunity to bond with other people and make friends. It didn't help that the only companionship that she had was her sister Elsa who kept shutting her out for years. It is why Anna expresses such excitement on coronation day because she can finally have the opportunity to be around people and possibly bond with others. It's part of the reason why Anna latched onto Hans as quickly as she did because she was so desperate for companionship of any kind.
* InLoveWithLove: She's far more interested in having a romance so she doesn't have to be alone anymore than in Hans himself. She even goes as far as to accept his proposal after knowing him for only one day, claiming he's her true love.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Despite being locked up and isolated her entire life, Anna never became hateful, bitter, or resentful because of her situation. She never let bitterness or anger consume her due to isolation and being abandoned and neglected. Instead, Anna remained kind, caring, compassionate, loving and empathetic.
* TheIngenue: She's been locked up at home all her life, making her very naive about the real world. It's a {{Deconstruction}} ''and'' {{Reconstruction}} of the trope in a Disney movie. Anna's naivety and her status as the heir apparent after Elsa becomes queen leads to Hans hatching his plot to take over the throne. However, once Hans had been neutralised, Anna gains some wisdom without becoming cynical or losing any of her warmth and sweetness.
* InkSuitActor: Anna has a strong resemblance to Creator/KristenBell, even having Bell's lazy eye.
* InnocentBlueEyes: Anna's eyes represent her kind-hearted and naive personality. Since [[IcyBlueEyes Elsa's eyes]] are also blue, one assumes that blue eyes are a genetic trait which runs in the family.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: During ''Do You Want to Build a Snowman?'' in which she begs Elsa to build a snowman with her, not knowing that the last time they built a snowman together, it almost killed her, but there's [[LaserGuidedAmnesia a reason]] why she doesn't know better.
* InsaneForgiveness: Considering that Elsa shut Anna out for almost their entire childhood and was very cold, aloof, and distant towards her, Anna sure didn't have any problem with forgiving her and accepting her with open arms. Most people in Anna's position would have become highly angry, bitter and resentful.
* IronicEcho: Elsa's "What do you know about true love?" is answered after Hans leaves her to die by freezing.
-->'''Anna:''' I don't even know what love is.
* IronicName: "Anna" means "grace", but she's hardly a graceful individual.
* IWantSong:
** "Do You Want To Build a Snowman", in which Anna wants the close bond she and Elsa shared before Elsa shut herself off to protect Anna.
** "For The First Time In Forever", in which Anna is excited at the prospect of meeting new people, and possibly finding true love (also the reprise, in which she wants to help Elsa and bring her back to Arendelle).
* KillTheCutie: Subverted. Though she is left to die by Hans, she gets better.
* KirkSummation: She calls out Hans for his cruel streak, telling him that he's the only person around with a "[[TheSociopath frozen heart]]".
* LargeHam: Quite possibly the hammiest princess in Disney, especially when she was a child. "Do you wanna build a snowman?!" while biking in the castle hallways and sliding down banisters.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Pabbie modifies her memory after Elsa's initial blast hits her as a child, letting her keep the memories of the fun times she had with her sister, but removing all knowledge of Elsa's powers as a precaution.
* TheLeader: Even though Elsa is the one who is Queen of Arendelle and is the ruler of a kingdom, Anna is the leader during the majority of the film. She is the one who leads Kristoff, Sven and Olaf during their journey and mission to bring back summer to Arendelle. It helps that Anna is also a princess and has a higher status than the other characters. Anna is the Charismatic and Headstrong type.
* LeeroyJenkins: Anna can be very impulsive and reckless. She has a habit of doing things without planning them ahead of time. Sometimes her impulsive nature can get her in quite a bit of trouble at times.
* LeParkour: Even as a child, she leaps high and has no trouble vaulting around the castle either. Ironically, she really sucks at climbing.
* LightIsGood: Commonly wears brighter colored clothing and is a kind hearted, noble and caring individual.
* LittleMissBadass: Anna is only 5'0" and she is incredibly childlike, but she is still an ActionGirl and a BadassPrincess that is very feisty, adventurous, courageous and brave. Plus, she can stand toe to toe with the guys.
* LittleSisterInstinct:
** When Elsa runs off after accidentally freezing the castle, Anna immediately sets out in search of her, despite the inherent danger of traveling alone through a blizzard.
** In ''Frozen Fever'', she was quick enough to stop her sister from falling off the top of a clock tower.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: {{Implied}}. If Anna wasn't around, Elsa would have probably remained in her own self-imposed exile within Arendelle's castle, struggling to keep her powers hidden.
* LockedIntoStrangeness: Developed [[SkunkStripe a couple of platinum blonde hairs]] after Elsa accidentally struck her in the head with her ice powers (though due to the trolls altering Anna's memory, she is made to believe she had it from childbirth). Later, her hair begins to turn silvery-white after Elsa accidentally freezes her heart, but it turns back to normal after the curse is broken.
* LockedUpAndLeftBehind: Hans locks her in a room and leaves her to die from Elsa's curse.
* LonelyRichKid: A big reason for her agreeing to marry Hans so quickly is that her castle is big and there are few people staffing it.
* LonersAreFreaks: Subverted. Anna was sheltered and spent much of her time alone and she does come off as a little bit wacky at times, but surprisingly, she has rather good social skills considering her isolation from other people since her childhood.
* LoveAtFirstSight: When she meets Hans she's awed by him and by the end of the night she agrees to marry him. We learn that Hans exploited this trope by faking being in love with Anna so he could marry into the throne.
* LoveHungry: Anna is someone who has always been in desperate need of love and affection from others. The major reason why she is starved for love and attention is because she was neglected and shut out by Elsa since her childhood. As a result, Anna craves love so much that she's willing to marry someone that she has just met, no matter how crazy or irrational it may seem. However, despite Anna's desperation for love and affection, she never turns bitter, angry or overly resentful and remains kind, selfless, and loving despite the lack of love that she received since childhood.
* LoveMakesYouStupid: In regards to both Hans and Elsa in different ways. Anna was desperate for male attention and romance that she impulsively wanted to marry him when she had just met him. Too bad that Anna couldn't see that Hans was not a good guy and couldn't be trusted. And in regards to Elsa, Anna was willing to go through numerous obstacles and put her life in jeopardy all so that she could talk to her sister. Anna was also impulsive in how she went about trying to get Elsa to come back to Arendelle by not realizing that Elsa isolated herself out of fear. However, it should be noted that any rash decisions and choices that Anna made on her journey to find Elsa were all out of love and good intentions.
* LoveMartyr: Despite the fact that Elsa consistently has shut her out and neglected her since childhood, Anna refuses to leave Elsa or give up on rekindling their relationship. Elsa has repeatedly been aloof, cold and distant towards Anna while Anna has been nothing but loving, supportive and understanding of Elsa regardless of how Elsa has always treated her. As a result, Anna can come off as an ExtremeDoormat when it comes to Elsa since the relationship had come off as highly one sided and unreciprocated.
* LoveRedeems: It's Anna's love for Elsa that helps Elsa make her HeelFaceTurn and end the EndlessWinter that she started.
* LoveRevelationEpiphany: Olaf tells her Kristoff loves her. This, coupled with Hans's betrayal, makes her realize she's in love with him.
* LovingAShadow: Anna falls for Hans and agrees to marry him quickly because she's desperate for affection--while the person whom she really wants to be close again with is her sister Elsa (not in that way). After reconciling with her sister and seeing that [[spoiler:Hans is not the PrinceCharming he made himself out to be]], Anna is able to move on and actually spends time getting to know her new LoveInterest Kristoff before getting into a serious commitment with him.
* MagneticHero: Despite being socially sheltered for the majority of her life, she seems to have the ability of gaining UndyingLoyalty from people with ease. Much of it has to do with the fact that Anna is an AllLovingHero who consistently chooses to see the good in others.
* MamaBear: Despite being the younger sister, Anna is very protective of Elsa and would do anything to keep her from getting hurt, even if she has to get hurt herself or die.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: She plays this part to Kristoff, being a spunky and cheerful girl to enliven the gruff, asocial ice harvester.
* TheMatchmaker: In the book ''The Secret Admirer'', Anna actively went searching for the person who has been sending Elsa gifts, hoping that her sister will fall in love with whoever this is.
* MeaningfulName: While her name doubles as [[IronicName ironic]], 'Grace' can also mean "kindness and caring," which Anna has in spades.
* MessianicArchetype: Even after Elsa was called a monster by everyone else, had unintentionally caused an EndlessWinter, and had rejected and even nearly killed her by accident... she never gave up on her fallen sister, believing in the inherent goodness in Elsa's heart. In the end, the concept of true love came in the form of a HeroicSacrifice, which allowed Elsa to finally redeem herself and brought Anna back from the dead.
* MissingStepsPlan: Her plan to save Arendelle is basically 1. Find Elsa 2. Talk to Elsa 3.??? 4.Elsa thaws Arendelle. Lampshaded by Kristoff.
* ModestRoyalty: Downplayed. Unless Anna is dressed for a formal occasion (such as her sister's coronation), Anna's style of dresses tend to be rather simple yet elegant.
* MoralityChain: Anna is pretty much the major reason why Elsa doesn't completely lose control of her powers and cause harm to others. It is Anna's love for Elsa that basically keeps Elsa grounded and prevents her from going to TheDarkSide and becoming DrunkWithPower.
* MoralityPet: Anna's presence is what causes Elsa to go through CharacterDevelopment, such as coming out of isolation, letting go of her fears, and learning to control her powers. Basically, if Anna wasn't around, Elsa would have eventually lost control of her powers, go mentally insane and would stay in isolation and solitude for the rest of her life.
* {{Motifs}}: Fire. She's a FieryRedhead, she uses fire as a weapon against the wolves, and the moment where Hans betrays her and leaves her to die is punctuated by him extinguishing all sources of fire in the immediate area.
* MotorMouth: When she enters her {{Adorkable}} mode, she talks much faster.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Has a lot of strength for her size: in "For the First Time in Forever," Anna accidentally hammer tosses a statue bust across a room. She later sucker punches Hans hard enough to send him over the railing of a ship.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When she gets betrayed by Hans, she realized Elsa and Kristoff were right about their objection of her getting engaged to him.
* MysticalWhiteHair: Has a streak of hair which turned platinum blonde after Elsa accidentally struck her in the head as a child. When Elsa accidentally freezes her heart, her hair slowly turns white as she nears death. By the time she unfreezes thanks to her HeroicSacrifice, the streak is gone.
* NaiveEverygirl: A romantic naive young girl who dreams of finding true love.
* NiceGirl: Always sweet, cheerful, and kind, though [[BewareTheNiceOnes she has her limits]].
* NotAMorningPerson: She has a lot of trouble waking up, both on Elsa's coronation day in the movie and on her own birthday in the ''Frozen Fever'' short.
* TheNotLoveInterest: Serves as this for Elsa to help her [[DefrostingIceQueen defrost]]. Ultimately, it's her act of saving Elsa that creates the act of true love: the bond between the sisters.
* ObliviousToLove: Has no clue Kristoff has fallen for her until ''Olaf'' points it out.
* ObliviousYoungerSibling: {{Justified}} since Anna's memories of magic are taken away (not out of malice) by the trolls after Elsa's magic almost killed her. As a result, she is unaware of the reasons for Elsa's isolation.
* OfficialCouple: With Kristoff, although they are not married by the movie's end.[[note]] In her appearance in Series/OnceUponATime she and Kristoff date for two years before marrying[[/note]]
* OhCrap: She has a rather huge one while discovering Hans' true self.
* OneHeadTaller: Or perhaps one head shorter. With Kristoff, who is taller than her by a head and is also built much larger, adding a bit of HugeGuyTinyGirl into the mix.
* TheOnlyOne: Anna was the only one who could convince Elsa to unfreeze or defrost Arendelle. Nobody else would have been successful, as Anna is the sole emotional tie that Elsa has left.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: The moment Elsa runs off and Anna prepares to make chase, there is a very distinct difference in how she speaks when she says "Bring me my horse, please," and her tone when placing Hans in charge during her absence. It is a ''remarkable'' difference from her normal demeanor and shows just how important Elsa is to her. Compare and contrast her slightly less commanding tone and request when she solicits Kristoff for help the following night.
* OrphansOrdeal: At the end of 'Do You Want To Build a Snowman', after her parents' death, she collapses against her sister's bedroom door, sobbing and begging Elsa for company.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Her cut song ''More Than Just The Spare'' helped shape her character even if it didn't make it into the movie. Elsa is simply better at everything than her and the one who will inherit the throne.
* TheParagon: Anna is the one who inspires Elsa to learn how to control her powers through ThePowerOfLove. Without Anna, Elsa would be isolated and would let her powers get completely out of control.
* PimpedOutDress:
** Her dress during the coronation is several shades of green, has large pleats all around the billowy skirt, and is covered with intricate rosemaling.
** Her winter outfit, which she acquires during her search for Elsa, is less flamboyant but still quite detailed and beautiful with its shades of purple and blue.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: She punches out Hans with one punch despite her small stature.
* PluckyComicRelief: Anna is known to be the comic relief character as she is the most humorous character in the story. Her quirkiness and oddball behaviour helps to relieve awkward moments and tension throughout the story.
* PluckyGirl: She shows incredible moxie and ''always'' tries to help. The most action-y instances are when she and Kristoff fight off a wolf pack, when they evade Marshmallow, and when she sucker punches Hans into the fjord.
* ThePollyanna: Promotional material lists her defining trait as "eternal optimism".
* ThePowerOfLove: Her love for her sister allowed her to brave driving snow in little more than a ballgown, climb a mountain and cross a frozen lake in order to [[HeroicSacrifice throw herself in front of Hans' sword]] to save Elsa despite being half-dead at the time.
* PrettyInMink: When she gets winter clothes from Oaken, she gets a cape and cap lined with white fur.
* PrettyPrincessPowerhouse: This bubbly princess, who has been locked up in her home for 13 years, was able to help Kristoff take on a pack of wolves, stand up to an ice golem, and punch Hans in the face with enough force to knock him off a boat. Heck, she didn't even need a knight-in-shining-armor to finish the job.
* PrincessClassic: Anna grows up to be an archetypal "sweet-natured, innocent, friend to all living things, romantic" princess.
* PrincessesPreferPink: Her winter cape and cap are magenta and her room is pink.
* TheProtagonist: The story centres on her journey in rekindling her relationship with her sister Elsa and finding a way to bring back summer to Arendelle.
* PuppyDogEyes: Anna definitely has a strong case of puppy dog eyes and sometimes she unintentionally uses them, especially when she wants approval from Elsa or Kristoff.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
** In her hurt and anger at being forbidden Elsa's blessing to marry Hans, she gives a short one to her sister.
** Near the end, Anna gives a short one to Hans for callously abandoning her to death and trying to kill Elsa, [[ShutUpHannibal telling him]] that he's the only one with a [[TheSociopath "frozen heart"]]. And she then suddenly sucker-punches him without warning.
* RebelliousPrincess: The theme behind the deleted song "We Know Better". It's about Elsa and Anna as little girls complaining about all the things princesses are expected to do, claiming they "know better."
* {{Reconstruction}}: Of TheHeart. Much like TheChick of old, Anna's main strength isn't so much her smarts, experience or power, but her care for the people around her and her determination to save them from their darker sides. However, this doesn't mean she has to be [[DamselScrappy completely useless]], [[SatelliteCharacter completely based around those she cares about]], or that she [[NeutralFemale can't have agency in the plot.]] StupidGood naiveté and any ideas about dudes solving all your problems are treated as a [[SmittenTeenageGirl teenage girl thing]] she gets to grow out of without having to turn all cynical or lose any of her warmth and sweetness.
* RedheadInGreen: Nearly every outfit she's seen in is green, excepting the mourning dress and the winter dress bought from Oaken's.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Elsa's blue. Anna is very energetic in contrast to her sister's calmness. Reversed in ''Frozen Fever'', where Elsa was more energetic than her.
* RoyalBlood: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Anna is the Princess of Arendelle. Her sister Elsa is the Queen of Arendelle.
* SadisticChoice: Once Anna realizes that Kristoff does love her and went back for her, she hopes she can get a kiss from him to save her life. On the other hand, she sees her emotionally-broken sister about to be killed by her traitorous ex-fiancé. It was her life or her sister's. She chooses the latter and it turned out to be a better choice.
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* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: With Kristoff. Anna wants to marry Hans while Kristoff seems to have Elsa's perspective on marrying a guy she just met.
* ShelteredAristocrat: Her extreme naivete and awkwardness are a result of spending most of her life locked up in the royal palace with little to no companionship.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Anna is already pretty when she's not dressed up in fancy gowns, but when she does dress up, she looks much more regal and put together.
* ShipperOnDeck: In ''The Secret Admirer'', she's determined to learn who has been sending Elsa gifts so the two can meet face-to-face. She gives up on the relationship after learning Elsa's secret admirer, Freddie, is a seven year old boy.
* SiblingYinYang: She's energetic, outspoken, and extroverted while Elsa is calm, reserved, and introverted.
* SimpleYetOpulent: Her everyday dresses are significantly less fancy than her formal dresses yet her casual dresses are still made of expensive fabric as she is royalty.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan:
** Anna was initially smitten with [[PrincelyYoungMan Hans]] because of his princely and nice guy demeanor, but it turned out he was just playing her.
** In the end, thankfully, she becomes an OfficialCouple with the surly, but brave and heroic [[GoodSamaritan Kristoff]] who would do anything to protect her and their loved ones.
* SkunkStripe: Anna has a single platinum blonde streak in her strawberry-blonde hair from Elsa [[LockedIntoStrangeness accidentally striking her in the head when she is 5]]. To judge by what she tells Hans, she believes she was born with it due to the trolls' erasure of her memories. Later, her hair turns completely white as she succumbs to Elsa's accidental curse, which hit her in her heart. [[NoOntologicalInertia It disappears after the curse breaks]].
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Anna is subjected to about the same amount of slapstick that Kristoff is subjected to, though significantly less than what Olaf is subjected to.
* SmittenTeenageGirl: Falls in love with Hans and agrees to marry him the first day they meet.
* SpareToTheThrone: When the King was still alive, she was this. When Elsa became queen, she got bumped up to heir apparent. This was exploited by Hans.
* SpiritedYoungLady: In contrast to Elsa, who is a ProperLady. Anna is tomboyish, adventurous, outspoken, feisty, and fearless. Yet, at the same time, she's still very much a lady as she is a princess after all.
* StepfordSmiler: {{Implied|Trope}}. While she was energetic and happy even as a child, it seems like staying that way through adulthood was Anna's way of dealing with Elsa's emotional distance, especially after the deaths of their parents.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Anna has similar features to both of her parents, especially to her mother. Specifically, she has her mother's facial structures but has her father's hair and eye colors.
* StylishProtectionGear: The only winter clothes available at Wandering Oaken's Trading Post & Sauna not only conveniently fit her, but also look quite nice.
* SunnySunflowerDisposition: In ''Frozen Fever'', sunflowers are the theme of her birthday party and dress, fitting Anna's cheerful and sunny personality.
* SweetTooth: Anna has a love of sugar and sweets, especially chocolate.
* SymbolMotifClothing: Both Anna's green princess dress and her blue winter dress have flowers on them.
* TakenForGranite: When one of Elsa's blasts strikes her in the heart, her body slowly begins to turn into really ''hard'' ice. (Instead of the LiterallyShatteredLives you'd expect from her being struck by a sword, it's the ''sword'' that shatters.)
* TakingTheBullet: [[HeroicSacrifice Takes a sword slash meant for her sister just as her body turns to ice.]]
* ThanatosGambit: Though unintentional, Anna throwing herself in front of Hans just as she began to expire earns Hans the ire and disgust of the Duke and many others who saw. After Anna thaws out, they cheer when she punches Hans off the boat, meaning that not only did her sacrifice help her sister end the winter, but it also gave them the opportunity to see what a traitor Hans really is.
* ThickerThanWater: Even though Elsa shut her out and neglected her for so many years and also set off an eternal winter which froze the entire kingdom of Arendelle, Anna never gave up on her and was still determined to rekindle their relationship. Anna has UndyingLoyalty and unconditional love for Elsa no matter what. Anna makes a choice to [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice her life]] to save Queen Elsa despite the fact the she (accidentally) struck her in the heart and continually shut her out (in an attempt to protect Anna from the magical power Elsa couldn't fully control). This trope is even stronger because [[CurseEscapeClause she could have gotten a kiss from Kristoff, which would save Anna at the cost of Elsa's life]]. However, ThePowerOfLove saved Anna from her DisneyDeath because her sacrifice was an ActOfTrueLove. In the end, it was Anna's familial love for Elsa that ended up saving Anna herself (from a frozen heart), Elsa (helping her to control her powers through the concept of love), ''and'' the entire kingdom of Arendelle (from the doom of an eternal winter).
* ThinksLikeARomanceNovel: Being from a FairyTale, and being a Franchise/DisneyPrincess, it's not surprising that Anna believes in "True love", wants to meet "The One" in a single day, and [[LoveAtFirstSight bumps into Hans right afterwards.]] Turns out that Kristoff is actually The One, but their first encounter was a lot less idealized. Coming from Disney, it looks like a self-parody, as evidenced by Elsa's disapproval of the attempted marriage proposal.
* ThisLoserIsYou: Part of what makes her a character to relate to (for girls) is because of her awkward and quirky personality.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Tomboy to Elsa's Girly Girl. Although both dress femininely, Anna is the one to stuff her face with food, punch out a prince, rescue her sister in the place of choosing to kiss Kristoff, act awkwardly, be NotAMorningPerson with the hairstyle and drool to match, and ride a bicycle indoors.
* TomboyPrincess: She spends her childhood climbing around the castle and badgering her sister into going outside and building snowmen.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: While she's a TomboyPrincess compared to Elsa, she's still a loving, romantic NaiveEverygirl and her IWantSong was all about finding romance and falling in love.
* TooMuchInformation: Her response to one of the trolls mentioning that Kristoff "only likes to tinkle in the woods" during the "Fixer Upper" number:
-->'''Anna''': I did ''not'' need to know that.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Has a fondness for chocolate. Also loves sandwiches, soup, roast, and ice cream.
* TraumaCongaLine: Wow, does she go through tragedy!
** She gets accidentally hit in the head with ice by Elsa as kids and gets her memories wiped clean to not remember her sister's powers.
** Then, Anna is separated by Elsa and doesn't know why, and tries desperately to reconnect with her.
** Cut to a few years later, her parents are dead and Anna tries again to reconnect with Elsa with no avail.
** Another three years go by and she finds someone she thinks is true love, Hans, then has an argument with Elsa about her quick engagement, which reveals Elsa's powers, culminating with her running away.
** Anna tries to get her to come back but only gets her heart frozen by her accidentally.
** She tries to get Hans to kiss her, and he reveals himself to be a manipulative sociopath who leaves her to die and plans to kill Elsa, crushing her idea of what love is, while freezing to death.
** And finally, saves Elsa at the cost of her own life. It's a good thing she comes back to life and things get better for her, but someone needed to give her a hug and that someone was Elsa.
* TrueCompanions: With Kristoff, Olaf, Sven and of course Elsa.
* TrueLovesKiss: When Anna is struck by her older sister Elsa's out of control magic and is slowly freezing solid, it is believed that an "act of true love" is necessary to reverse the process and save her. Anna then goes back to her fiancé Hans to get a kiss from him, only to find out that he's only using her to get at Elsa and snatch the crown of Arendelle, so he mocks her and then says he will leave her to die, at which point she realizes that her companion Kristoff loves her. In the end, Anna forgoes a chance to get the kiss from Kristoff that would save her, instead throwing herself in front of Hans when he tries to kill Elsa and freezing solid just as the sword lands, breaking it. That sacrifice out of love for her sister is what ultimately not only saves her, but helps Elsa ''finally'' control her powers.
* UndyingLoyalty: Anna seems to always believe Elsa is not someone to fear, but is someone who is just really scared and frightened of herself. When Elsa's powers are revealed, and she runs away, Anna doesn't hesitate to go after her. "She's my sister - she would ''never'' hurt me." The fact that she is later dying because of Elsa's magic, and still doesn't hesitate to save her, really proves this trope.
* UptownGirl: For Kristoff at the end; princess and ice salesman and all. As if that wasn't obvious.
* WakeupMakeup: Averted. Anna wakes up on coronation day with what must be the [[http://s48.photobucket.com/user/SpukiKitty/media/PICS%20for%20Web%20Forums/annabedhead_zpsmzq88sup.png.html world's worst case of bedhead]].
** The bedhead returns in ''Frozen Fever'', where the occasion was her own birthday.
** In the ''Frozen'' fan-comic ''Webcomic/CinemaSnobReviewsFrozen'', the Snob describes her as being a bassist for an 80s Hair Metal band.
* WellExcuseMePrincess: Anna can sometimes get really sarcastic and snarky towards Kristoff. Her interactions with Kristoff come off as VitriolicBestBuds at the start.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: She and Elsa were inseparable as children. Then, the accident happened.
* WhatTheHellHero: Anna calls Elsa out on shutting her out during the coronation party.
* WideEyedIdealist: Anna is extremely idealistic and naive by nature, much to her detriment. She is the type that dreams about the concept of true love and romance and she has a strong adoration for adventure. In many ways, Anna is the type to fantasize and she is a big dreamer.
* WomanChild: Anna's only 18, but she can be quite immature and childish. The price of being isolated in the castle for 13 years and no contact with the outside world does take its toll.
* WrongGenreSavvy: She's convinced that her LoveAtFirstSight with Hans is true love. She learns otherwise the hard way when Hans reveals he only pretended to love her to get to the throne.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Anna is the one who is instrumental in pulling Elsa out of her fear, anxiety, and depression. While everyone was afraid of Elsa and thought that she was a monster, Anna was always the one to believe that Elsa was a good person despite the mistakes that she made (shutting Anna out since childhood, damning Arendelle to an eternal winter and abandoning her kingdom, accidentally freezing her heart, etc). Anna is also the catalyst for getting Elsa to learn how to control her powers that she had so many problems with controlling for years.
* YouAreNotAlone: Anna reminds Elsa that no matter what she did, such as abandoning her when they were kids, shutting her out emotionally, or cursing Arendelle to an eternal winter, she would always love Elsa no matter what and that together, they could undo the curse that Elsa put on the kingdom. Anna also tells Elsa that she doesn't have to spend her days alone or live in fear because she will always be there by her side supporting her through it all.
* YoungestChildWins: Inverted. Anna has mentioned that she has always felt OvershadowedByAwesome in comparison to her older sister, which is understandable considering that Elsa is the Queen of Arendelle, is extremely powerful because she has ice powers, and is more dutiful, responsible, serious, and regal. On the other hand, Anna is only the spare and a princess (although she is knocked up to heir apparent after her parents tragically die), is a regular human girl with no powers, and is a CuteClumsyGirl who is quirky, clumsy and awkward.
* YourDaysAreNumbered: Twice, both for the same reason: she's unintentionally blasted by Elsa's magic, which begins to freeze her from the inside. The king and queen appeal to the trolls to reverse it the first time, though they're unable to do anything the second time, due to the damage being done to the heart instead of the head (the heart can only be melted by an act of true love, the head can be easily persuaded by memory surgery).
* YouthfulFreckles: On her face and shoulders. Serves to highlight her immaturity and naivete compared to her more regal older sister and world-wise love interests.
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[[folder:Queen Elsa of Arendelle]]
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[[caption-width-right:242: "The cold never bothered me anyway..."]]

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/IdinaMenzel\\
(Child Elsa) '''Voiced by:''' Eva Bella\\
(12-year old Elsa) '''Voiced by:''' Spencer Lacey Ganus

The Snow Queen herself. Elsa had her ice powers from birth, but tried to suppress and hide them (even from her sister Anna) in [[AfraidOfTheirOwnStrength fear of the harm they might do]].[[note]]She also had numerous tropes [[WhatCouldHaveBeen from when she was going to be a villain]], although those count as [[{{Trivia/Frozen}} trivia]].[[/note]]
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* ThirteenIsUnlucky: She was isolated for 13 years and she will be the 13th princess in the Franchise/DisneyPrincess line. She's also a lot more unlucky than the other Disney Princesses, with her entire life from childhood being one long TraumaCongaLine that only ends after the climax of the movie.
* AboveGoodAndEvil: Played with. After running away to be alone, she resolves to discard concepts like "right" and "wrong," and simply live by her own rules, no longer caring what the rest of the world will think of her actions. Nonetheless, when she finds out she has unknowingly frozen the entire kingdom of Arendelle, she is deeply horrified.
* AdaptationalHeroism: The Snow Queen was a neutral entity in the original tale, open to interpretation as either good or evil. While Elsa fears she's the latter, she's really the former.
* {{Adorkable}}: She's so excited about Anna's birthday celebration in ''Frozen Fever'' that she squeals with excitement at several points.
* AfraidOfTheirOwnStrength: Ever since she was a child, she has obsessively tried to suppress her ice powers and stay as far away from people as possible since she is afraid that she will hurt others like she did with Anna.
* AloofBigSister: To Anna. Significantly justified as she's like this because she's afraid of hurting Anna again.
%%* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: To Anna on occasion.
* AmbiguousDisorder: It's been confirmed by Jennifer Lee that Elsa suffers from depression and anxiety issues. Given [[TraumaCongaLine her story]], it's not really a surprise.
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* TheAtoner:
** Played with. When she learns that she caused an EndlessWinter in Arendelle, she would ''like'' to fix it, but she doesn't know how, and is too scared of making things worse to try.
** Her desire to make Anna happy in ''Frozen Fever'' is driven by guilt over how much her sister suffered because of her powers. "For everything you are to me, and all you've been through..."
* BadassAdorable: She may not be as {{Adorkable}} as Anna, but when she lets emotion show on her face, you can see the family resemblance to Anna. And even with ThouShaltNotKill in play, her cryokinetic powers are a force to be reckoned with.
* BadassBoast:
** "Here I'll stand, and here I'll stay" from "Let It Go" is a boast to the world that it won't be making any more demands of her identity.
** In the same song: "I am one with the wind and sky."
* BadassBookworm: Her powers make her considerably badass. It is also stated in the book ''A Sister More Like Me'' that Elsa loves geometry. Note her mention of fractals during "Let it Go".
* BadassCape: She casts off her royal cape as a prelude to her costume switch, where she creates an absolutely stunning replacement woven from ice.
* BadassInCharge: The Queen of Arendelle, and also [[AnIcePerson a powerful ice mage]].
* BadassInDistress: As she's not an aggressive person, she's vulnerable whenever her state of mind is affected (in the original movie) or when she's sick (in ''Frozen Fever'').
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: At first, she didn't like Hans very much for his sudden proposal to Anna, wanting him to leave. After he talks her out of killing the Duke's men, keeping them from killing her and offers to do what he can to set her free, she starts to trust him enough to keep her sister safe. Of course, she was unaware Hans was just mirroring her concern and desire from a supportive friend to manipulate her, giving her a genuine reason to dislike him when his plans are revealed
* BeneathTheMask: Anna has only seen her distant attitude for years on end, so she's both surprised and a little relieved to see Elsa having fun talking about chocolate and teasing her by making her dance with the duke. When her cover is blown, it also turns out that she really ''hated'' having to always repress her emotions, showing a playful and creative side with a lot of artistic sense. Unfortunately, there's also a lot of anxiety bubbling away beneath the surface.
* BenevolentMageRuler: The movie is basically the story of how she becomes one, and the hard road to mastering both her magical talent and the responsibilities of a Queen (with help from the most adorable little sister ever).
* BewareTheSuperman: Played with. Elsa is generally good at heart, but she is so afraid of accidentally hurting someone she cares about that she has to shut everyone out of her life, including Anna. The show of her powers made her someone to fear. Once she runs away, she decides "screw this, I'm going to run away and let loose", yet it causes an EndlessWinter. Hans exploits this trope to justify killing Elsa.
* BigSisterInstinct: Elsa loves her little sister, Anna, dearly. When she accidentally struck her with her ice powers when they were little, she locked herself in her room and didn't play with or speak to Anna anymore. Elsa shut her out because she was terrified of hurting her sister or anyone else with her powers again. She continues to have this attitude throughout the majority of the film's events.
* BlessedWithSuck: She was born with magical powers, but started to fear them after her accident with Anna. She actually loves making ice and snow, but could never do so for fear of hurting everyone.
* BraidsOfAction: Elsa wears a French braid while out of the castle.
* BreakoutCharacter: Elsa has received a lot of praise for being one of the most complex, interesting, and realistic characters from any Disney animated film. Countless articles have been written that analyze her character and her behavior. Many fanfics tend to put more focus on Elsa than on Anna. Also, while ''Frozen'' merchandise in general is still selling out of stores months after the film's release, Elsa merchandise in particular is very hard to find, and people have been selling Elsa merch on sites like [=eBay=] for much higher than their retail value. As a result of her popularity, other media that involves ''Frozen'' characters often gives Elsa a more prominent role, such as ''Series/OnceUponATime''. The sequel is said to be putting her in the main character role as a result of this.
* BreakTheCutie: The trauma the movie deals her exceeds even that dealt to Anna.
* BrokenAce: Brilliant, beautiful, artistic, intense magical power, excels at everything, graceful and even a very kind person. However, she has a lot of emotional issues because the graceful perfect act is a misguided attempt to keep her magic in check.
* BrokenBird: After many years of isolating herself in fear that her powers might hurt someone, Elsa has become more cynical and more detached from Anna.
* ByronicHeroine: She is an IceQueen who not only is brooding about her powers, but also exiles herself after her powers are exposed at the coronation. Though, unlike most byronic heroes, this is less due to selfish whining and more because she feels she must detach herself emotionally for her little sister's safety. Her inner conflicts over her powers end up driving many central elements of the plot. In fact, "Let It Go", with its extolling of rejecting the conventions of society -- not to mention her responsibilities as monarch -- is essentially an anthem to a kind of Romantic Existentialism.
* CelibateHeroine: Not clear if it's a direct result of her not wanting to get close to anyone out of fear of hurting them, or if she's [[{{Asexuality}} asexual]], or if it's something else entirely, but regardless of the reason, Elsa never shows romantic interest in anyone. When Hans was [[JustBetweenYouAndMe explaining his plans]] to Anna, he noted that his original plan to take the throne of Arendelle was simply to woo and marry Elsa, but he had to abandon that plan since "nobody was getting anywhere with her". The book ''The Secret Admirer'' shows that while she's flattered that someone has feelings for her and is curious who they are, she's not as curious as Anna or Olaf, who essentially look through every possible man or woman it could be. This suggests she is not necessarily against the idea of being in a relationship, but she puts her kingdom and her sister above all else.
* TheChainsOfCommanding: Between becoming queen and keeping her ice magic in check at the beginning of the film, Elsa certainly suffered from this, at least until she [[TheUnfettered gleefully broke those chains]] in "Let it Go".
* CharacterDevelopment: Following her return to power as Arendelle's reigning monarch, Elsa's original personality, not dominant since childhood, makes a return. With a warm, welcoming aura, Elsa rules her kingdom with a genuine smile, and spends most of her spare time using her abilities for the pleasure of herself, her sister, and the entire kingdom. As seen in ''Frozen Fever'', this aspect of Elsa's personality has not only remained, but strengthened, as the short heavily showcased Elsa's lighter side as fun-loving, and extremely devoted to her sister, yet retained her sense of elegance, vibrancy, and compassion.
* CharacterTics:
** She tends to cross her arms when she feels stressed. Notably when she is confronted by Anna during the coronation just before she cuts loose with her powers (especially since it was to hide her uncovered left hand); when she's alone on the North Mountain during the first lines of "Let It Go"; and twice in her ice palace when she realizes that her powers have plunged Arendelle into EndlessWinter.
** When she laughs (once when she and Anna are kids and sneak off into the ballroom to play, and a couple of times during the coronation), she tends to place her fingers over her lips[[note]]although you'd be forgiven for thinking that she does it when laughing at the Duke's [[DodgyToupee poor fitting toupee]] that she's just trying to hide it[[/note]].
** She also wrings her hands a lot. Notably, these are all variants on hiding or containing her emotion, which in her case is often expressed through ice powers that come from her hands.
** She rolls her eyes when she's impatient (when Anna keeps stalling to tell her what happened in Arendelle).
* CheerfulChild: In the beginning of the film, [[HeroicBSOD before she accidentally hurt Anna]], she was just as cheerful as Anna.
* ClassicalAntiHero: She is ''very'' unsure of herself and always afraid of hurting others.
* CompositeCharacter: Elsa takes the role of both the Snow Queen and Kai.
* ConspicuousGloves: Hoping to constrain her powers, Elsa is never without her gloves. Anna later comments that she thought the gloves were due to Elsa being TerrifiedOfGerms.
* CoolBigSis:
** Pun intended, but she used to be this for Anna when they were younger. In the ending, she becomes it again.
** In ''Frozen Fever'', this trope is definitely on her mind as she forces herself to go through Anna's birthday celebrations, even while suffering a bad cold.
* CoolCrown: She initially wore a small tiara but she discards it when she abandons Arendelle. TheStinger reveals that her minion Marshmallow found it.
* CostumePorn: Par for the course for Disney, but Elsa's sky-blue snow queen dress deserves a special mention. It's breathtaking, and detailed to the stitch.
* CoversAlwaysLie: A lot of promotional art depicts her as confidently smug, while in the movie proper she's anything but... save for the moments when she's being herself instead of "the good girl you always have to be".
* CreatingLifeIsUnforeseen: When she recreates Olaf during "Let It Go," she has no idea that he's alive until he shows up with Anna. Taken UpToEleven in ''Frozen Fever'', where she spawns the Snowgies by just ''sneezing''.
* CulturedBadass: The "cultured" part is more prominent in ''A Sister More Like Me'' which shows her many talents. The "badass" part comes from her powers, and it's implied that she's holding back. "Let It Go" unites them when she uses math to create her ice palace.
* DamselOutOfDistress: When captured at the castle she uses her powers to free herself.
* DaddysGirl: During the growing up montage, it's implied that she is closer to her father than to her mother.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: As a child, [[MyGreatestFailure hit Anna in the head with her powers]]. This essentially drives the entire plot and is the reason why Elsa is so detached from her sister.
* DarkMagicalGirl: She's a good person at heart who was isolated from everyone due to her powers, leading to her becoming an (unintentional) antagonist. As with most {{Dark Magical Girl}}s, she's eventually saved through the PowerOfLove by her heroic {{Foil}}.
* DefrostingIceQueen: She has to keep her emotions and feelings in check, because if she doesn't, she loses control of her magic, and it can do terrible things to the people. It is Anna's [[ThePowerOfLove love]] for her that ultimately frees her from her fears and unlocks the ability to thaw out the winter.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: The story starts from her perspective and we see what she's doing almost as much as Anna. She's also the one actually driving the plot.
* DreamworksFace: She not only does this in the posters, but also InUniverse at the final line in "Let it Go".
* {{Deuteragonist}}: Elsa may have half the screen time that her sister does, but she's more important to the plot. Jennifer Lee [[http://johnaugust.com/2014/scriptnotes-ep-128-frozen-with-jennifer-lee-transcript said]] the film is "Anna's story but it's really about Elsa."
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Finally conquers her crippling fear.
* EmotionalPowers: Her powers are connected to her emotions. When she's feeling better she creates happier things like Olaf, but when she wants to hide away from the world she creates the massive Marshmallow. Negative emotions like fear or worry tend to give her PowerIncontinence, while positive ones allow her more control of her powers. Embracing her love for others is what allows her to lift the EndlessWinter from Arendelle.
* EmotionlessGirl: For many years, Elsa had to constantly [[EmotionSuppression suppress her emotions]] in fear she would lose control of her powers.
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: Her ice dress is pretty glittery, which becomes particularly evident when she steps into the sunlight at the end of "Let It Go". There are also sparkles in her hair, as her braid is adorned with tiny sparkling snowflakes.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In the brief shots of her as a child at various ages, Elsa wears her hair in a braid until her parents die; then she wairs it in a bun [[note]]The first shot she wears it in a bun is at the very last line of "Do You Want to Build a Snowman"[[/note]]. Fast-forward to Coronation Day and it's again in a bun - symbolizing it's a moment she needs to restrain her emotions. Then at the end of "Let it Go", Elsa drops her PrimAndProperBun in favor of the French braid she originally wore, symbolizing she isn't as constrained anymore.
* FisherKing: The weather changes according to her mood.
* {{Foil}}: She is serious in contrast to her energetic sister, Anna.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Responsible Sibling to Anna's Foolish Sibling. Anna wants to marry Hans, but Elsa refuses to let them get married because they've only just met that day.
** The roles get reversed in ''Frozen Fever'', as Elsa insists on going through the birthday celebrations despite being rather sick, while Anna realises that her sister ''desperately'' needs rest.
* FormFittingWardrobe: Her coronation dress, and especially her ice dress, are tailored enough to perfectly highlight her curves.
* FriendlessBackground: Like her sister, she was raised in seclusion and she doesn't have any friends her age.
* FullContactMagic: Whenever she uses her powers intentionally, she always makes grand gestures with her hands or dancing. When she creates her ice palace, it's more like she's actually lifting it out of the mountain than anything.
* GlassCannon: She's ''very'' powerful, but still ultimately a young woman susceptible to conventional harm if one bypasses her icy defenses. When a crossbow knocks down the ice chandelier, it knocks her out.
* GoMadFromTheIsolation: {{Inverted}}. Instead of involuntary isolation giving someone mental/emotional issues, she isolates herself on purpose ''because'' of her emotional issues.
* GorgeousGarmentGeneration: Her sparkly blue Snow Queen dress was ''woven from ice and snow''.
* HairDecorations: Elsa's is subtly adorned with snowflakes. As a kid, she has a blue headband.
* HairstyleInertia: After her IAmSong, Elsa goes back to wearing the same single ponytail she had as a child.
* HatesBeingTouched: She won't let other people touch her, out of fear of losing control of her powers. Not knowing the truth leads Anna to think she's a neat freak. Once Elsa has her powers in check, she's freer with physical contact.
* HeroAntagonist: She unintentionally drives the conflict, creating an EndlessWinter in the middle of summer when she runs away to the mountains to isolate herself in an attempt to protect everyone else from her powers. Her sister, Anna, has to seek her out so that they could find a way to stop the winter she unknowingly caused.
* HeroicAlbino: Has extremely pale skin, white hair, and is good person.
* HeroicBSOD: When Hans tells her that Anna's dead. When Elsa goes through these, the snow tends to freeze outside (also happened when she learned that her parents were dead).
* HeroWithAUniqueName: The main characters follow a trend of filling in parts of the original novel's author's name except for the deuteragonist Elsa, (Hans, Kristoff, Anna, Sven = "Hans Christian Andersen").
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Things were going somewhat okay for her during her coronation and the ball. Then Anna accidentally screws things up and 13 years of hiding Elsa's powers comes to an end. This also causes her to flee the kingdom due to not being able to keep it under control despite her attempts to. More sinister characters attempt to use this to usurp power for their own benefit, such as the Duke of Weselton, and later, Hans.
* TheHermit: She tries this lifestyle for a while, as she thinks she can escape her problems by living alone in an ice castle on the side of a mountain. She ultimately learns otherwise, however.
* HiddenDepths:
** She demonstrates a sly sense of humor during the coronation, when she tricks Anna into dancing with the Duke of Weselton and barely suppresses a laugh at her sister's expense. One of the cut songs, "We Know Better", expands on this, indicating in the lyrics that as a child Elsa would occasionally "freeze her nanny's big behind" or "freeze her tutor's tea".
** Although she is passive compared to Anna, it is implied that she ironically enjoys more thrilling activities than her sister. Immediately after thawing Arendelle, she creates an ice rink for everyone to enjoy without hesitation. While Anna is somewhat hesitant, she skates without fear, even encouraging her to join in.
** ''Frozen Fever'' reveals that she's game enough to dance at the top of a clock tower, despite being delirious from a cold.
* HighClassGloves: Though her gloves were to contain her power, they are still items fit for royalty. Even her coronation gloves match her dress.
* HotWitch: Once she's finally able to be herself and embrace her powers, her beauty really shines.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Elsa is right that Anna is too sheltered to understand what love is. But Elsa herself is also very sheltered having never set foot outside the castle in 13 years. Anna even [[WhatTheHellHero calls her out]] [[LampshadeHanging on this.]]
-->'''Anna:''' What do you know about love? All you know how to do is shut people out.
* AnIcePerson: Has the ability to create ice and snow, which also extends to creating [[{{Snowlem}} sentient snowmen]] and even a dress made of ice for herself. The origin of these powers is a case of AllThereInTheManual from [[http://johnaugust.com/2014/scriptnotes-ep-128-frozen-with-jennifer-lee-transcript Jennifer Lee]] (about a third down the page) revealed the explanation: a child is born with ice magic 1000 years after Saturn is in an alignment with something. This makes sense because, you know, [[FridgeBrilliance Saturn has both rings of ice and rock and a moon covered in ice]] [[note]]Or possibly because, to quote Wiki/TheOtherWiki, "Saturn is associated with focus, precision, '''nobility''', ethics, civility, lofty goals, purpose, career, great achievements, dedication, authority figures, ordered hierarchy, stability, virtues, productiveness, valuable hard lessons learned, destiny, '''conforming social structures''', balance, and karma (reaping what you have sowed or divine cosmic justice) but also with limitations, '''restrictions''', boundaries, '''anxiety''', tests, practicality, reality, and time. (...) Saturn symbolized processes and things that were dry and '''cold''', which are necessary balancing aspects to maintain life. It governed the [[FourTemperamentEnsemble melancholic humor]]." Know a better planet to make AnIcePerson melancholic queen?[[/note]]. It was left out of the final film because the more you explain about magic, the more you want to know about its rules, and more importantly it would have detracted from the plot, seeing as planetary alignment is not a major point unlike [[Disney/{{Hercules}} another Disney film]]. See also WhenThePlanetsAlign below.
* IceQueen: Both literally and figuratively! Though she was rather cheerful as a child, when Elsa's powers accidentally hurt Anna, she felt a need to tightly control her emotions so that no one would find out or be hurt. In particular, Anna feels shut out and disliked by her sister for no reason she can understand, though the party at the beginning of the movie makes it clear even to her that Elsa ''does'' care about her. In any case, her own mask didn't work and when her cover was blown she just gave up on it entirely, leading into her song ''Let It Go.'' Sure, she might have to isolate herself from humanity from the rest of her life, but hey, look at the bright side! At least she doesn't have to bottle her emotions up anymore.
* AnIceSuit: A variation; her slinky blue gown seems much better suited for warm weather. [[RequiredSecondaryPowers The cold never bothered her anyway (presumably because being one who can make ice makes it possible for her to tolerate subzero temperatures more easily)]].
* IconicOutfit: Her silky blue gown is more recognizable and is printed on more merchandise than her coronation outfit.
* IcyBlueEyes: Not evil, but since her element is ice, this fits.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Cutting off Anna when they were kids.
* IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim: While she was going to kill the Weselton guards in self-defense (who didn't stop their assassination attempt even after she eased her icy death traps), Hans pleads with Elsa not to do it, because it would only end up painting her as a monster to everyone. Considering she had already accidentally plunged the country into an eternal winter a short while ago, as evil as Hans turns out to be, he does have a point.
* ImaginationBasedSuperpower: She can make ice constructs of anything, even a whole palace.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Her new outfit was woven from ice crystals.
* ImpossibleHourglassFigure: Downplayed, as her figure is still unrealistic, but not to the proportions typical of the trope.
* InstantExpert: During the course of "Let it Go", she gains increasing control of her powers, going from creating a few wisps of cold, to constructing a crude snowman, to a fairly large bridge, which becomes crystalline and intricate as she crosses it, to an entire palace made of ice. Also downplayed in that while she knows how to direct it, [[PowerIncontinence she doesn't know how to turn it off]]. The former is justified by one of the tie-in books, which reveals that Elsa was a fan of geometry since she was little.
* InternalizedCategorism: Thanks to some childhood trauma, she grows up fearing her own powers. This is especially bad for her since her powers can be triggered by her own emotions, so this made them even harder to control.
* JerkassFacade: Although Elsa may seem a bit aloof towards Anna, this is only her repressing her emotions in order to keep her powers in check, and she really does deeply care for her sister and her well-being, but always thought she had to push her away, just to protect her.
* JerkassHasAPoint: While she isn't being particularly understanding, she's completely right when she refuses to approve of Anna's wedding to Hans on the grounds that [[FourthDateMarriage marrying a man you just met]] is ridiculous, a sentiment [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Kristoff]] agrees with. She's proven right upon the reveal that Hans was EvilAllAlong.
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: Best displayed when the Duke's guards tried to kill her. She's in her ice outfit, as in the slinky dress, cape, and heels, and her powers still make her formidable against them. The only reason they even stood a chance at first was because she didn't want to hurt anyone. Their relentless attacks drove her to fight back, and they were clearly no match.
* LadyOfBlackMagic: Ice-oriented variant but her magic is certainly not evil.
* LettingHerHairDown: After tossing away the crown, she knocks off her bun in favor of a French braid.
* LonelyRichKid: Isolates herself from everyone, including Anna, even though they live in the same house.
* MadGod: Technically she's a Neurotic Overpowered-Mage, but [[Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible the results are surprisingly similar]]: She sets off an eternal winter by having an anxiety attack, and ''accidentally creates life'' while in a good mood.
* MadnessMantra: "Don't feel, don't feel, don't feel, don't feel!" She says this after Anna tells her that she caused an endless winter in Arendelle. To make it creepier, the icy room around her turns red and ice spikes jut forth from the walls as she says this, springing from the dread she is unable to suppress.
* TheMakeover: With no one left to worry about once she leaves Arendelle, she quickly drops her restraint, lets down her hair, and puts on something ''way'' more flattering. Even when gaining control over her powers, Elsa still keeps the look. It's just too cool to lose.
* MalfunctionMalady: In the ''Frozen Fever'' short she has a cold that gets progressively worse. Every time she sneezes, she creates a few tiny armless snowgies. At the end, Olaf and Kristoff herd hundreds of them up to the ice palace. She also sneezes right as she tries to blow on the ceremonial horn which through sheer coincidence happens to launch a massive snowball that knocks Hans into a pile of manure all the way over in the Southern Isles entirely.
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: Elsa and Anna's strained relationship is not helped by Elsa occasionally acting happy to see Anna (such as her coronation party and when Anna first enters her ice palace), which gets her hopes up, only to turn around and abruptly tell her they can't see each other anymore.
* MeaningfulName: "Elsa" is German for "noble", which alludes to her high status as a princess, her ascent as queen of Arendelle, and the fact that deep down she really has a good heart and spirit.
* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds: When fleeing across the fjord she doesn't realize that behind her the steps across the water are expanding, causing the entire area to freeze solid. The rest of Arendelle freezes over within hours, before she manages to figure out how to actually ''thaw'' the ice she creates.
* MsFanservice: Fairly {{Downplayed}}, but after transforming into [[AnIceSuit her ice dress]], she is the most scantily clad character in the film (relatively speaking).
* MostCommonSuperpower: Downplayed. Though it's hard to tell given the animation style, Elsa's figure qualifies as a downplayed version of the ImpossibleHourglassFigure (see above). It's easy to see what contributes for Elsa's top half and she does have [[AnIcePerson powers]], completing the trope. Also, looking at the sisters side by side, one notices that Elsa's bust is considerably larger than Anna's.
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* MundaneUtility: At the end of the film, Elsa uses her ice powers to entertain her subjects, making an ice-skating rink in summer. She also can use magic to redesign clothing and decorate Anna's birthday cake.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: She suffers this a couple of times in the film:
** When she and Anna are first playing with snow in the beginning, Elsa hitting her sister accidentally with her ice spell is what first causes her to hate her powers.
** She's horrified when she learns that her powers have caused an endless winter, and utters the line word-for-word when she sees it firsthand.
* MyGreatestFailure: She deeply regrets how she almost killed Anna by accident when they were kids, and still worries it might happen again (in a SelfFulfillingProphecy, she does almost kill her again). This is the main reason she refuses to get close to her sister.
* MySisterIsOffLimits: Very against Hans proposing to her sister so suddenly after the two just met. It's implied the reason she wanted the party over so quickly was to get rid of him. She's not at all like this with Kristoff, who she supports seeing with Anna.
* MysticalWhiteHair: It's strongly implied that Elsa's platinum blonde hair (a shade of blonde that is a few shades away from perfect white) is somehow connected to her ice magic, since she clearly couldn't have inherited the gene for platinum blonde hair from her parents. This is evident when she accidentally hit Anna with her ice magic and Anna gained a platinum blonde streak as a result.
* NeatFreak: More prominent in ''A Sister More Like Me''. In the film itself, Anna admits that she always assumed that this was why Elsa wore gloves so much.
* NervousWreck: Underneath her calm and aloof façade she's this. WordOfGod states that she suffers from depression and anxiety.
* NiceGirl: She is caring, warm, protective, loving, compassionate, selfless, benevolent, emotional, sensitive, and peaceful. Even before her CharacterDevelopment, her JerkassFacade was only made so as to keep her little sister safe.
* NiceShoes: Her ice outfit includes a pair of ice-themed kitten heels.
* NoSocialSkills: Due to being shut up in her castle most of her life and only communicating with her parents and occasionally Anna. When it came time to be crowned, one can tell she feels rather awkward around everyone. And an argument with Anna certainly didn't help matters. She does manage a regal bearing, since that requires constraint and control anyway.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Despite her EmotionlessGirl facade early in the film, she still has a (good-natured) [[TheGadfly Gadfly]] moment during the coronation when she manages to rope Anna into dancing with the Duke, who is a ''horrible'' dancer.
* OneWomanArmy: Elsa was able to handle herself against the Duke of Weseltown's bodyguard.
* ParentalMarriageVeto: She's the queen and Anna's sister, so Anna goes to her to ask for her blessing to her engagement with Hans, assuming it's a done deal. She says no because ''Anna has just met Hans and definitely has known him for no more than twelve hours''. Not to mention, in real life European monarchies of the time, any member of a royal court, family members included, would need the permission of the reigning monarch to marry and have children.
* ThePerfectionist: She always tried her best to be "the perfect girl" so could keep her powers under control. Even after opening up and learning to use her powers, she still keeps this trait, as seen in ''Frozen Fever'' where Elsa is fixated on giving Anna a perfect birthday despite her cold.
* PersonOfMassConstruction: She can use ice powers to construct an ice castle for herself filled with giant doors and a spiral staircase, all in the course of a single song!
* PersonOfMassDestruction: She accidentally caused a country-wide EndlessWinter.
* PimpedOutDress: She gets two in the movie.
** Her coronation dress has [[GoldMakesEverythingShiny gold trimming]] on the waist and neckline, and floral motifs on the skirt and bodice.
** The dress she makes is loaded with small wintry things that make it glitter.
** She creates another one with her powers in ''Disney/FrozenFever''.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Due to the accident she had with Anna as kids, she's afraid to even ''speak'' to her sister for years. Granted, the trolls mind-wiping Anna and her parents' decisions contributed, but a lot of the film's problems would've been solved quicker if she tried to open up more (lampshaded by Anna). She gets over it at the end.
* PowerDyesYourHair: Elsa has a platinum-blonde hair color not shared with any other members of her family, which is presumably related to her ice powers.
* PowerIncontinence: [[EmotionalPowers Whenever she feels negative emotions]], her powers tend to manifest involuntarily, such as freezing anything she touches. When running away after the coronation ceremony she accidentally freezes the entire harbor and fjord and creates an EndlessWinter without even ''realizing it!'' When Anna tells her what she's done and asks her to lift the winter, a horrified Elsa tells her she doesn't know ''how.'' [[EmotionalPowers The secret turns out to be love.]]
* PowerLimiter: Her gloves allow her to touch things without freezing them and keep her from blasting anything around her with ice on accident. The plot is kicked off when she loses one while arguing with Anna. It's implied that their effect may have been [[MagicFeather purely psychological]], as later on, hand-covering manacles can't keep her powers at bay.
* ThePowerOfLove: How she gains control of her powers. "Love will thaw" indeed.
* PrimAndProperBun: Elsa's coronation appearance is with her hair woven in a French-braided crown twist bun. When she realizes she can cut loose with her emotions, she tears out the braid and allows her hair to hang in relative freedom.
* ProperLady: In the book ''A Sister More Like Me'', her behavior pre-freak out is established.
* ProperlyParanoid: Played with in an interesting way, with a hint of SelfFulfillingProphecy. As a child, she's told to never reveal her powers, causing her to seclude herself inside her room constantly up until adulthood, refusing any physical contact with her parents as well as Anna, so not to hurt them. This seems to be justified when she appears publically for the first time on her coronation day, and, by the end of it, she's set off an eternal winter. Later, Anna momentarily gets too close and confrontational to her, resulting in her accidentally freezing her sister's heart within seconds. However, since her powers are [[EmotionalPowers affected by emotion]], her fear of what might happen if she gets near someone is actually the main reason things go wrong when she gets near people. Once she overcomes her fears of hurting people on accident, she gains enough control over her powers to not ''need'' to be afraid of hurting people on accident.
* PurpleIsPowerful: Her coronation cape is purple. Her room is also decorated in shades of lilac and violet, which is more obvious in ''A Sister More Like Me'' and concept art.
* RageBreakingPoint: She does a fairly good job at keeping her powers in check by "concealing, not feeling" her fears... until Anna asks her a few {{Armor Piercing Question}}s and causes Elsa to snap, accidentally showing her powers.
* RandomlyGifted: She was born with powerful ice magic, despite being born into a family of ordinary, mundane human beings. Exactly ''how'' that works isn't elaborated upon, but it's not that important to the story anyway.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: When not [[HeroicBSOD freaking out]], Elsa is a sensible, competent ruler.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue to Anna's Red given her stoicism.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: She doesn't get cold, even on top of a frozen mountain wearing a dress made out of ice. With one exception, she's also never shown having balance issues or sliding on ice. She doesn't even have visible breath like everyone else in the cold. In ''Frozen Fever'' she tries to argue that she doesn't catch colds either, but unfortunately [[CatchYourDeathOfCold that's not how colds work.]]
-->'''Elsa''': The cold never bothered me anyway.
* RequisiteRoyalRegalia: She has a CoolCrown, a StaffOfAuthority and an orb, a PimpedOutDress, a pair of HighClassGloves, and a PimpedOutCape. She abandons most of it and changes what she ''does'' keep after reinventing her image.
* ShesGotLegs: The skirt of her ice gown has a slit in it.
* ShelteredAristocrat: Elsa and Anna didn't leave the castle in years.
* ShipperOnDeck: In the storybook app of the film, it is revealed that Elsa approved of Anna and Kristoff's love for each other.
* SiblingYinYang: Elsa is calm, reserved, and introverted while Anna is energetic, outspoken, and extroverted.
* SignificantBirthDate: It's AllThereInTheManual, but she was born on the winter solstice.
* {{Snowlems}}: Elsa has the power to create these.
* SolitarySorceress: Elsa becomes one after accidentally exposing her powers as a check against accidentally hurting someone with them.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Unintentional, but her denying Anna's marriage to Hans and running off wound up saving Anna, as it delayed his plans and gave Anna a lesson in trusting people so quickly while at the same time showing her the power of love.
* SpikesOfDoom: She summons sharp icicles not to hurt others but to shield herself.
* SquishyWizard: God-like ice powers, but human-like constitution. She's almost killed by a crossbow bolt to the face and then a falling chandelier.
* TheStoic: Her attempt to shut down her EmotionalPowers; when told "fear will be your enemy," she is determined to not be scared of her powers, which naturally [[SelfFulfillingProphecy leads to her being scared of her powers]].
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Elsa and Anna look similar to their mother, save for subtle differences in the shapes of their eyes, nose, chin, etc.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She's reserved and tries to control her emotions, but she clearly cares for her sister and the people of Arendelle. Note her shock when Anna tells her that Arendelle has been completely frozen. In this case, the 'ice' part mostly results from her self-discipline and lonely upbringing; when the reasons for both are erased, she noticeably lightens up. She's ultimately able to control her powers and undo the EndlessWinter through her love for her sister and her country.
* SurvivalMantra: "Conceal, don't feel." She casts this off later.
* SymbolMotifClothing: Her coronation dress has flowers on it, while her ice dress has snowflakes all over the cape.
* TakeCareOfTheKids: When Elsa escapes the castle, she tells Hans to take care of Anna.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Girly Girl to Anna's Tomboy. Elsa is more reserved and graceful, and strives to be a "perfect girl" as a way to control her emotions and her ice powers. She manages to be very queenly even after she runs away.
* TookALevelInBadass: Learned to fully accept her powers and put an end to the eternal blizzard.
* TookALevelInCheerfulness: Shown in her trademark song, ''Let It Go'' and when she stops the eternal blizzard.
* TookALevelInKindness: After [[DefrostingIceQueen she defrosts]], she uses the PowerOfLove to end the eternal winter, creates a small storm over Olaf so he'll never melt, makes Kristoff the official Ice Master and Deliverer, creates an ice skating rink for Arendelle, and in the final scene, she helps Anna learn how to ice skate.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Like her sister, Elsa has a liking towards chocolate.
* TraumaCongaLine: Elsa goes through one traumatic experience after another, and each one leaves a lasting impact, on Anna as well as herself:
** She accidentally injures her little sister with her ice powers, making her [[AfraidOfTheirOwnStrength afraid to be around people]], including her sister.
** Then her parents are killed in a shipwreck.
** She's crowned queen but her powers are exposed to the entire kingdom, so she runs away and accidentally freezes Arendelle in the process.
** She's tricked by Hans into thinking that she killed Anna.
** She's heartbroken when Anna sacrifices herself to save her.
* TroubledButCute: She's shown to be rather aloof and brooding.
* TrueBlueFemininity: ''Every'' outfit Elsa wears in the movie is mostly made of blue, up to and including non-fabric items she wears (like the headbands she wears in her single-digit years). The only exception is her purple coronation cape, which is still over a mostly blue/cyan dress.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Until the incident with Anna, after which she became more brooding, distant, and aloof.
* UsedToBeMoreSocial: Before the accident with Anna, Elsa was perfectly willing to play around with her sister.
* VaporWear: Implied, as her stockings disappear after she forms her ice dress.
* VillainSong: "Let It Go", during which she builds her ice kingdom after running away and gleefully allows herself to express her emotions and show off her powers. It's more of a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds doing an IAmBecomingSong, but it's the closest to the trope this movie has. Ironically, WordOfGod says it was ''written'' as a VillainSong, but ended up being what drove them to change her into an ClassicalAntiHero {{Deuteragonist}} instead.
* VoiceForTheVoiceless: When Elsa and Anna first built Olaf as children, Elsa provided a funny voice for Olaf ("Hi, I'm Olaf and I love warm hugs!") to make Anna laugh.
* WellDoneDaughterGirl: {{Implied}} during "For the First Time In Forever", by the way she looks up at the painting of her father while she is mentally preparing herself for her coronation.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: She and Elsa were insperable as children. Then, the accident happened.
* WhatTheHellHero: Anna really knows how to call her out for the many times she shut people out, including her.
* WhenSheSmiles: Elsa can be absolutely gorgeous when she shows those pearly whites. It's just that it can be hard to get her in a good mood to see those a lot. It's perhaps most notable during the "Let it Go" sequence, when she first begins to experiment with her ice powers.
* WhenThePlanetsAlign: The circumstances of Elsa's birth, according to [[WordOfGod Jennifer Lee]]. A child is born with ice magic 1000 years after Saturn is in a certain alignment with something. It was meant to be explained in the film but was left out due to being expositiony, and its unknown what Saturn is aligned with and how often it occurs.
* WillfullyWeak: After nearly killing Anna with her powers, she spent a good chunk of her life doing everything she can to keep her powers in check.
* WinterRoyalLady: Surprisingly {{Averted}}, as she never actually adopts the moniker of "Snow Queen" (at least, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen not in the final version of the movie]]).
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: Tries to be this, but cannot keep it up; when Anna confronts her at her coronation afterparty, she loses her composure. It's abandoned completely by the end, as she entertains her subjects with a skating rink in summer, skating amongst them as well.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: She's more of a repressed loner than anything due to years and ''years'' of trying to control her emotions and powers, only to have it amount to nothing. And the "Destroyer of Worlds" part is [[ObliviouslyEvil unintentional.]]
* YouthfulFreckles: They're not as prominent on Elsa as they are on Anna (which can be partially explained as Elsa is a bit older than Anna), but if you look close enough, they are there.
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[[folder:King Agnarr and Queen Iduna of Arendelle]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MauriceLaMarche (King Agdar), Jennifer Lee (Queen Idun)

Elsa and Anna's parents.
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[[AC:Tropes that apply to both]]
* AdaptationDyeJob: In the ''Frozen'' book illustrations, the king has dark hair and the queen has light hair, but in the movie, it's vice-versa.
* GoodParents: While they were alive, they make some mistakes, but they truly care about their daughters and want to help Elsa control her powers.
* MeaningfulName:
** "Agnarr" is a male form of Agða, a short form of Agatha, meaning "good" and/or "honorable". The name Agnarr means "brave" and/or "warrior" in Norse and from Greek agathos meaning "good". All of which reflect his noble intentions towards his daughters.
** "Iduna" can be anglicized as Ithunn, or Idunn/Idun. Iðunn means "youthful", a nod to her [[MumLooksLikeASister youthful appearance.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: While their insistence that Elsa isolate herself and hide her powers was well-meaning, the reason her powers got so out of control as she grew older was ''because'' of the isolation. It's only once she opens up and accepts the love and affection of her friends and family that she regains the level of control over her powers that she had as a child. Many fans have interpreted this as AnAesop: When you have kids, don't make them feel ashamed or afraid of who they are, even if society may frown upon them. It will not end well.
* NicePerson: In spite of their ''huge'' mistake on how they handled Elsa's powers, they both prove to be loving and well meaning people.
* NotQuiteTheRightThing: After Elsa accidentally injures her sister, her parents conclude that the best thing to do is to keep her away from the world and make her fear her powers. However, this just causes her to build up a lot of emotional issues when the actual secret to controlling herself requires her to ''embrace'' her emotions and love for others, which is more like what she was already doing. Not only was this exactly the wrong way to help Elsa, but it both took away Anna's friendship with her sister and prevented her from making friends with anyone else, leaving her desperately craving affection. The moment she gets out and meets someone, she rushes into the first relationship that presents itself.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Both of them could be maintained in their early 30s or mid 20s, even though they have two daughters, and on closer look, Iduna appears to be a recolored version of Elsa's coronation appearance. It's totally {{Justified}}: ''Frozen'' takes place in a time period when people married and had children much earlier than they do today, and especially royalty trying to preserve the family line.
* OverprotectiveDad: Deconstructed. Agdar and Idun desired to protect their children, so they isolated them from anything that could hurt them, including each other. Because of this, the girls are denied the life experiences and skills that real people need to develop. Elsa becomes an IneffectualLoner who hides her emotions from everyone, including her sister, until they come gushing out. Since her powers are controlled by her emotions, not knowing how to handle either sets off the plot. Anna grows up very naive as to how love, the world and even her own kingdom works, resulting in her getting engaged to a man she barely knows [[spoiler:who turns out to be a GoldDigger and is just using Anna's naivete to marry his way into ruling Arendelle]].
* ParentalAbandonment: Their ship sunk, leading to their death.
* ParentsAsPeople: Though they are very loving, without meaning to, they contribute to Elsa's problem. They teach her to fear her powers instead of trying to control them, and to bottle up her emotions rather than confront them.
* PlotTriggeringDeath: Their deaths at the beginning of the film are why Elsa has to become Queen at the young age of 21, kicking off the plot.
* ShownTheirWork: Their graves are written in Runic alphabet, and so their names were revealed as King Agdar and Queen Idun.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: They have good intentions, but isolating Elsa (and Anna) from the rest of the world for so many years causes the plot to kick off.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: They die within the first ten minutes of the film, just like [[RecurringElement most parents in Disney films]].

[[AC:Tropes that apply to King Agnarr]]
* DotingParent: ''A Frozen Heart'' reveals the fact that Agnarr had the tendency to spoil his daughters, and had a difficult time legitimately punishing them when they misbehave.
* HeroicBuild: Agnarr has a broad, muscular body; even though the outcome of his methods of teaching Elsa to control her powers wasn't exactly right, his intentions were noble and out of love.
* OneHeadTaller: King Agnarr is [[http://static3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140109043557/disney/images/e/e1/Frozenkingandqueen.jpg this to his wife.]]
* SharpDressedMan: Agnarr certainly looks the part of a king.

[[AC:Tropes that apply to Queen Iduna]]
* CreatorCameo: Iduna is voiced by Jennifer Lee, one of the co-directors of the film.
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: Iduna's PimpedOutDress is dark violet, just like Elsa's coronation dress.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: ''A Frozen Heart'' reveals that Iduna was this when alive. Although Agnarr is generally docile, when on the verge of losing his temper, it is Iduna who has the ability to calm his nerves. This peacekeeping aura of the queen is also carried over to other occasions, such as Elsa's training to control her powers; the queen being far more patient and accepting of momentary breaks, in hopes of preventing Elsa from becoming overwhelmed.
* MumLooksLikeASister: Idun looks like [[StrongFamilyResemblance a brunette version of]] [[OnlySixFaces Elsa's and Anna's adult selves]] (21 and 18)... even when they're in their late to mid-teens toward the end of the prologue (18 and 15). Due to the former's lack of (visible) freckles, she looks like 21-year-old Elsa with brown hair.
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Iduna was the name of a goddess in Norse mythology from one of [[http://norse-mythology.org/tales/the-kidnapping-of-idun/ the most well-known myths]].
* PrimAndProperBun: Queen Iduna's hair is styled like this, in the same way that Elsa wears her hair to the coronation in.
* SatelliteCharacter: Queen Iduna only has one line, and she is shown to be supportive of her husband's decisions regarding their children.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Iduna looks almost identical to Elsa, with a darker hair color.
* SweetTooth: According to the book ''A Frozen Heart'', Iduna has a sweet tooth.
* YouthfulFreckles: While not a child or teenager anymore, Iduna has them. She is in her twenties, which is only a little older than Elsa is during the whole...eternal winter thing, so she is only a little above the age range. (If one looks, in some of her scenes, Iduna basically bears the same physical appearance that Elsa has at the coronation party, only with brunette hair instead of platinum blonde hair).
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!!Other Residents from Arendelle

[[folder:Kristoff Bjorgman]]
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[[caption-width-right:258: "I don't trust your judgment! Who marries a man she just met?"]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JonathanGroff
->(8-year-old Kristoff) '''Voiced by:''' Tyree Brown

An ice harvester of Arendelle who spurns human companionship for animals and the Trolls. He becomes a personal wilderness guide to Anna to help her on her quest.
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* AccidentalMisnaming: Olaf constantly calling him Sven is a RunningGag in the film. Anna also called him Kristoffer/Christopher once.
* {{Adorkable}}: Such as when he subs the words for Sven, or when he falls for Anna. This is to show that he's genuinely adorkable, in private as well as around humans.
* AllThereInTheManual: Kristoff is a member of the Sami people (the indigenous peoples of far northern Norway, Sweden, and Finland); perhaps not coincidentally, they are the only peoples in that region with the right to herd reindeer. Not so much hidden if you actually are Scandinavian, [[ShownTheirWork those pointy shoes were a dead giveaway]]. Same goes for his last name—it was never stated in the film, but the Essential Guide reveals that it's Bjorgman.
** As does the Disney on Ice show, with an exchange that would have made sense to be in the film considering the AccidentalMisnaming:
--->'''Anna:''' I'm Princess Anna, from Arendelle.
--->'''Kristoff:''' And I'm Kristoff Bjorgman, from nowhere-in-particular.
* AmazonChaser: After Anna hits one of the wolves chasing her and Kristoff, the latter utters a very impressed "Whoa!"
* BecomingTheMask: Inverted - Kristoff has put on a mask of being tough and untouchable for so long that he has come to believe it and it's Anna's job to remove the mask.
* BettyAndVeronica: The Veronica (manly ice farmer) to Hans's Betty (cultured prince) for Anna's Archie.
* BorrowedCatchphrase: "... Wait, what?"
* BrutalHonesty: Has no problem telling the Princess of Arendelle that he doesn't trust her judgement because she became engaged to a guy on the first day they met.
* ButtMonkey: Gets attacked by wolves while dragged behind a sled, tries and fails to stop Anna from angering a snow golem, is covered in ice and snow in several scenes, and he's unlucky enough to be transporting ice when Arendelle froze over (rendering his duty kinda moot).
* CharacterDevelopment: In the sequel short, ''Frozen Fever'', Kristoff's softer side is shown to have grown, and become a more prominent side of his personality. With Elsa, he is shown to be fairly laid-back, comforting, and encouraging, looking on the brighter side of a situation, no matter the level of importance. Nevertheless, he is still shown to become flustered around Anna, as a result of his affections for her.
* ChildhoodFriends: Been friends with Sven since they were kids.
%%* CoolBigBro: interactions with Sven and the younger trolls.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: {{Implied}}. Before he was taken in by the trolls, Kristoff was apparently an orphan and only had Sven as a companion, the other humans being apparently mean to him.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Kristoff's clothing is primarily black and very dark brown, and even the fur lining his clothes is a dark grey. Even the red sash and collar that punctuate his clothes are of dark shades. Dark clothing is more appropriate to wear in cold weather, since darker color clothes tend to absorb heat better. Considering where Kristoff goes most of the time, it would make sense for him to wear dark clothes to keep warm. By comparison, Hans wears dark clothing in many of his outdoor scenes in the second half of the movie, both because he's villainous and again, because it's practical for the conditions.
* DeadpanSnarker: His dialogue is mostly snark at whoever he happens to be talking to, and always in a deadpan manner. Example:
-->'''Kristoff:''' You wanna talk to me about supply and demand problems? I sell ''ice'' for a living.
* DefrostingIceKing: Becomes more and more comfortable around Anna. He even becomes her official boyfriend in the epilogue. In ''Frozen Fever'', he declares his love for her come his part in ''Making Today A Perfect Day''.
* EmotionallyTongueTied: He acquires a shyer, more awkward side once he falls in love with Anna.
-->'''Kristoff:''' I could kiss you! I-I could. I mean, I'd like to--may I? We me? I mean, may we--[[BorrowedCatchphrase wait, what?]]
* FarmBoy: In the ice harvester variant. He was doing his job and just happened to bump into a princess who was on a quest and got drafted into it.
* {{Foil}}: To Hans in every way, from start all the way to finish - even in the façades they present to the world. Their designs are also radically different, with Hans being the traditional slim and average height Disney hero and Kristoff being very tall, broad-shouldered and bulky.
* FourthDateMarriage: ''Heavily'' ridicules Anna for wanting to marry Hans despite her having met him ''less than a day ago'', even going so far as to say that he doesn't trust her judgement as a result. Defied between him and Anna at the end where Anna explicitly says she wants to "date" him instead of marry him.
* FreudianExcuse: The way the ice miners treated him may well have made him a misanthrope, and while being [[HappilyAdopted adopted by trolls]] may have made him less of a Jerkass than Hans, Anna was really the first ''human'' friend he ever had.
* GenderFlip: Kristoff is based off of the Robber Girl from the original tale.
* GoodCounterpart: To the richer and princely yet manipulative and conniving Hans, to whom Kristoff also serves as a foil.
* GoodSamaritan: Anna's "request" of him was simply to help guide her through the wilderness and reach Elsa's Ice Palace. Throughout the trip, he goes above and beyond doing ''just'' that.
* GrumpyBear: In the beginning, he has a sour disposition. He defrosts though by the end.
* HairstyleInertia: Has the same hairstyle he had as a young boy.
* HappilyAdopted: Since the trolls adopted Kristoff and Sven, they have loved and nurtured them both.
* HatesEveryoneEqually: He was raised first by ice miners who ignored him, and then by trolls, and in one of his first scenes after the TimeSkip, he sings a song about reindeer being better than people but smelling worse.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Falls in love with and becomes a couple with [[FieryRedhead Anna]].
* HeroicBuild: Most Disney Heroes have a build more like Hans, with a perfect embracing height of about 5'8". They all look like tennis players. Kristoff is over 6' tall with broad shoulders, and big feet and hands. His overall build is genuinely stocky. When we first see him as an adult, he's large enough that he gets slightly ominous music, having to bend down to get into Oaken's Trading Post, and clearly towering over Anna. It's a design that ''helps'' to prolong our delusions regarding Hans.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: A humorous, lighthearted example is his lullaby to Sven, in which he says that he's the only human who smells as unpleasant as a reindeer.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Sven which is {{lampshaded|Trope}} by the trolls who say his "thing" is "outside of nature's laws".
* HiddenHeartOfGold: He'll always do the right thing...even if it takes some subtle (and occasionally not-so-subtle) prompting from [[TheConscience Sven.]] Or Anna.
* HomelessHero: {{Implied|Trope}} to be this with Sven. After Kristoff is thrown out of Oaken's shop, he crashes in Oaken's barn. Aside from the trolls, Kristoff probably takes to crashing in peoples' barns.
* {{Hunk}}: Contrasting Hans's more slim and cool appearance. Kristoff instead is modeled after the "ruggedly handsome" look (in spite of the shot at his "unmanly blondness").
* IneffectualLoner: Kristoff generally does not like interacting with other humans, and simply performs honest work with his reindeer companion. However, Kristoff is clearly not doing terribly well all on his own, needing to crash in random barn houses and being barely able to afford daily necessities (he's only able to get his climbing gear and carrots because Anna buys them along with her own boots and dress).
* InterspeciesAdoption: He (human) and Sven (reindeer) were both adopted by trolls.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Sort of. Kristoff seems to believe that even if it's been kind of fast, Anna can get her TrueLovesKiss from Hans. He chooses to leave her at the castle, and even knowing he loves her, decides it's better that he leave her with Hans.
* JerkassHasAPoint: No matter how rude he is, there is always a point behind his rudeness.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Openly bickers with Anna and calls her out when she doesn't think things through... yet also does everything in his power to help her when it counts. One need only look at all the "heart of gold" tropes that apply to the man. Notably, this helps enforce him being a foil to Hans as his inverse; everything Kristoff does for Anna is ''genuine'' in intent.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Sans the armor...though he probably wouldn't admit it. At heart, he bears this trope in spirit, and his daring sequence in the finale brings it to the forefront.
* LampshadeHanging: Does this ''heavily'' when he hears about Anna [[FourthDateMarriage wanting to marry Hans despite just meeting him]], and makes a few good points on why that may not be wise. Unfortunately, Kristoff turned out to be right.
* NatureLover: He has been described as a "true outdoors man".
* NervesOfSteel: Sees that hungry, strong, adult wolves are coming? Keeps his cool while saying "Sven, go. GO!" and manages to kick one away with just his foot.
* NiceGuy: At the end of the film as he becomes this to show that Hans wasn't really a [[BitchInSheepsClothing nice guy]] after all.
* NiceHat: The hat he is seen with is a standard hat for ice harvesters.
* NobleMaleRoguishMale: As the rough, ill-tempered troll's kid, he appears to be the Roguish male to Hans' Noble Male. It's subverted, as Hans's true character is Machiavellian and he uses the noble ruse as a tool to usurp the throne, while Kristoff's persona was implied by the trolls to have been created to protect himself from being hurt emotionally and hide his inner kindness and goodness.
* NoseNuggets: Claims that all guys eat their boogers.
* NoSocialSkills: {{Justified|Trope}} since part of his life he was raised by trolls. It was even lampshaded by a member of his adoptive troll family; "or that he's socially impaired".
* OfficialCouple: With Anna, although they are not married by the movie's end.
* OneHeadTaller: With Anna. He's taller than her by a head and is also built much larger.
* OnlySaneMan: He's more practical than Anna and Olaf, and is the only one to think to tell Olaf just what exactly happens to snow in summer. Anna won't let him. With Anna being the hopeless romantic she is, he was quite suspicious of suddenly accepting a marriage proposal from Hans. Kristoff eventually turned out to be right.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: A minor example. Kristoff usually talks for [[LoyalAnimalCompanion Sven]] when the latter is "acting as his conscience" in the middle of a moral dilemma. Towards the end of the movie, when Kristoff has no idea what Sven is trying to communicate to him, it's a sign that Kristoff is ''very'' deep in denial about being in love with Anna.
* ThePigPen: His lack of hygiene is a RunningGag: he eats a saliva covered carrot (it was Sven's saliva, but still, gross), only ever relieves himself in the woods, and (by his own admission) smells worse than a reindeer. The trolls say he's smelly no matter how much he washes, and Olaf describes him as "a pungent reindeer king."
* PoliteVillainsRudeHeroes: The Rude Hero to Hans's Polite Villain. Even after TheReveal, Hans is still smooth, charming, and well-dressed in contrast to Kristoff, who is the snarky, impolite and sometimes insensitive Tritagonist of the film.
* RaceLift: In the Disney version, Kristoff is Caucasian. In the musical, he is played by an African-American actor.
* RaisedByWolves: Kristoff was raised by trolls, and yet he ''still'' has a better grasp of human society than the very sheltered Princess Anna, as seen by his disbelief in marrying Hans, who she's only known for hours.
* RichSuitorPoorSuitor: The unglamorous, working-class poor suitor to Hans's suave, royal rich suitor.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: With Anna. She is a spunky princess willing to do whatever it takes to bring her sister home, he is a grumpy, rough-around-the-edges ice harvester helping her along the way.
* ScarfOfAssKicking: He wears a scarf around his waist and proves to be a badass.
* SecondLove: To Anna. Her first love, Hans, turned out to be a complete jerk who never loved her.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Kristoff is the Manly Mountain Man to Hans' gentlemanly Sensitive Guy. It turns out that Hans is actually the sinister villain, and Kristoff is actually a sensitive guy beneath his rugged exterior.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Tries to convince his adoptive family of this about Anna. [[ShipperOnDeck They don't believe him.]]
* SociallyAwkwardHero: Kristoff has no problems with doing his dangerous ice harvester jobs (which includes taking on wolves) or climbing down a mountain. But interacting with humans and expressing his {{adorkable}} love for Anna is the hard part.
* StraightMan: Quite notably, midst a cast of colorful and larger-than-life characters in a world to match, Kristoff appears to be more of a straight-man, reacting to the various, mystical situations he and the other characters encounter with a generally down-to-earth viewpoint.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: In spite of his loner nature, and dislike for society, Kristoff has a loving heart, and at his core, is rather harmless, innocent, and protective. This is first evidenced by his relationship with his reindeer and best friend, Sven, whom he treats as his pet and closest friend, and he's shown to value the reindeer's life above his own several times. Kristoff's inner softness and loving aura is further emphasized by his family, the trolls, who reveal Kristoff to be, despite his various flaws and shortcomings, sensitive and sweet when given the same treatment, which he proves through his friendship and eventual relationship with Anna.
* TalkingToHimself: An in-universe example; Sven isn't a TalkingAnimal, so Kristoff sometimes provides a "voice" for him when they're alone. Hilariously, it's always Sven who "wins" any argument.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Initially, Kristoff has little love for his employer, Anna, and only assists her because he has an interest in stopping Elsa from making more and more ice. During their initial ascent, Kristoff teases her, especially regarding her rapid courtship with Hans and only begins to warm up to her after he finds she might be in mortal peril.
* {{Tritagonist}}: Third in the protagonist line behind Anna and Elsa. He's as important as they are, and has more screen time than other characters, but not as much as the sisters.
* TookALevelInKindness: He becomes completely kind, selfless and polite at the end to contrast with Hans' ruthless personality.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Like Sven, he has a fondness for carrots.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: The opening showed that Kristoff wasn't always the gruff, rude jerk he grew up to be.
* VoiceForTheVoiceless: He speaks for Sven in his "reindeer voice".
* WatchThePaintJob: Kristoff chides Anna for touching the lacquer on his sled. Of course, the sled smashes to pieces later on, and then catches on fire. After he just paid it off. Thankfully, by movie's end, the crown reimburses him for the lost sleigh.
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[[folder:Sven]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' N/A

Kristoff's lovable pet reindeer.
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* ActionPet: His biology has made him this; capable of leaping a wide ravine, surviving frigid waters, tearing through blizzards at breakneck speed, keeping ahead of wolves while towing a large sled, and pulling Kristoff and Anna out of holes and away from trouble while only eating a bunch of carrots, his favourite snack, and probably moss.
* {{Adorkable}}: Mix in his clumsiness, love for carrots, and facial expressions, and Sven counts.
* AllAnimalsAreDogs: Has the mannerisms of a dog more than a reindeer. Unlike some movies, this is deliberately pulled off for humour.
* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude:
** He's clearly got a better grasp of what's going on than a normal reindeer might.
** In ''Frozen Fever'', he can slice a three-tiered ice cream cake into perfectly straight, equal-sized wedges... with his ''antlers.''
* BadassAdorable: Sven is also an adorable reindeer.
* CharacterTics: He has a tendency to lick both people and inanimate objects. Kristoff, Olaf, the [[TongueOnTheFlagpole staircase at Elsa's ice castle]], carrots, you name it, he's probably licked it.
* ChildhoodFriends: Has known Kristoff since they were kids.
* TheConscience: To Kristoff. Played with, as most of the time, Kristoff himself is the one actually making the argument. It's played straight near the end, though, when Sven proves he doesn't need Kristoff to speak for him to get his meaning across.
* CoolPet: This reindeer jumped a gorge! That's pretty awesome.
* CuteMute: This reindeer is silly, snarky and lovable, and yet he does not say a single word the entire movie.
* DisneyDeath: It's small in comparison to everything happening when it does, but he manages to buck Kristoff off to safety during their breakneck run in the climactic blizzard when the fjord's icy surface cracks underneath them and sends him into the freezing waters below. It takes a harrowing moment, but he surfaces not long after. This is justified, since reindeer/caribou are easily capable of swimming even in icy arctic waters; the main peril comes because the audience knows if a horse or human fell inside, it would probably be fatal.
* {{Expy}}: Sven is based on "Bae" from the original ''Snow Queen''.
* HappilyAdopted: As a young reindeer, he and a child Kristoff were taken in, loved, and nurtured by trolls.
* HeroicSacrifice: Almost, see DisneyDeath above. When he surfaces, he urges Kristoff to keep moving while he's stuck out on a small ice platform.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: He and Kristoff were both adopted by the trolls and, until Anna, was his only friend.
* HomelessHero: {{Implied}} to be this with Kristoff, after the latter was thrown out of Oaken's shop they go to a barn. His family lives out in the open because they are trolls.
* InterspeciesAdoption: Sven (reindeer) and Kristoff (human) have a familial bond with their family of trolls.
* TheLancer: For Kristoff. Not only as his steadfast backup, but Sven creates a contrast with Kristoff by being the more reasonable and generous of the two.
* LoyalAnimalCompanion: To Kristoff. The two have been together since childhood.
* MoralityChain: {{Implied}} to be this for Kristoff since WordOfGod described Sven as "the conscience" for Kristoff.
* NiceGuy: Sven is sweet, loyal, playful, and has a strong moral center.
* NonHumanSidekick: To Kristoff, because he's a reindeer.
* OnlyFriend: Sven has been this to Kristoff since they were kids.
* ParentalAbandonment: No idea what became of Sven's mother or herd, any more than we know what happened to Kristoff's parents.
* PluckyComicRelief: Like Olaf, he provides levity in a number of places; however he's not a magical creature and still quite vulnerable. He proves his pluckiness by taking a dive into a frozen fjord and coming out relatively none the worse for wear.
* ShipperOnDeck: For Kristoff and Anna, such as convincing him to go back to her.
* {{Sidekick}}: To Kristoff and Olaf in market sales.
* SilentSnarker: When he tries to convince Kristoff to admit his feelings to Anna.
* TalkingAnimal: Downplayed; he cannot talk, but Kristoff likes to pretend he can, playing both sides of their conversation. Also, Sven makes appropriate gesticulations for his part of the conversation. He just can't make the sounds himself.
%%* TeamPet: Of the heroes.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Sven has a fondness for carrots. [[RunningGag He keeps going after Olaf's nose]].
* UndyingLoyalty: To Kristoff and later Anna, Elsa, and Olaf.
* TheSpeechless: He doesn't have any lines in the film, just reindeer grunts and groans.
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[[folder:Olaf]]
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[[caption-width-right:191: "Hi, I'm Olaf and I like warm hugs!"]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JoshGad

The first snow golem made by Elsa. He dreams of enjoying the summer.
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* AccidentalMisnaming: Due to a misunderstanding, Olaf believes that Kristoff's name is 'Sven'. Olaf continues to call him that until the Trolls correct him; he does use the right name when revealing to Anna that Kristoff loves her.
* {{Adorkable}}: Olaf runs on adorable dorky antics.
* AdvertisedExtra: [[NeverTrustATrailer The trailers]] make it looks like the film is largely his adventure. He doesn't show up officially until the second half of the movie.
* AllLovingHero: Olaf just wants his friends to be safe and happy.
* AmusingInjuries: He never feels any pain from things like "impaling", which is what keeps it amusing.
* ArbitrarySkepticism: Initially believes Kristoff to be insane because he starts interacting with rocks like they're people (and, as it turns out, they ''are'' magical rock-people), when he's a sentient, animated snowman.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: He's adorable, especially compared to his EvilCounterpart Marshmallow.
* BigNo: Screams this as he tries to stop Marshmallow from pursuing Anna and Kristoff. Unfortunately, his size means he's no match for the larger snowman.
-->'''Olaf:''' This is not making much of a difference, isn't it?!
* BreakoutCharacter: Apart from Anna and Elsa, he's the most popular Frozen character and has almost as much merchandise as the sisters.
* ButtMonkey: He's subject to all kinds of slapstick and AmusingInjuries throughout the film.
* CatchPhrase: "Hi, I'm Olaf and I like warm hugs!", a {{Callback}} to when Elsa and Anna first built him.
* ChekhovsGunman: The sisters first built him when they were children. He was later rebuilt by Elsa and becomes important for the rest of the film.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: A light version, as he is always happy and doesn't seem to understand that warmth is bad for him, as his biggest dream is to see summer, but is capable of great wisdom.
-->'''Kristoff:''' I'm gonna tell him.\\
'''Anna:''' Don't you dare!
* CreatingLifeIsUnforeseen: Elsa didn't consciously bring him to life, it just happened. His creation in general is sort of like a FreudianSlip, as Elsa unconsciously makes him while singing about how she's letting go of the past.
* CuddleBug: The very first thing he informs people of, other than his name, is that he "likes warm hugs." There is also a tie-in book featuring his character that is titled ''Do You Want a Hug?''
* DissonantSerenity: Can be seen ''smiling'' when Elsa creates Marshmallow to kick him, Anna, and Kristoff out. He also seems quite calm when Marshmallow forcefully tosses them all out of the ice palace. This is most likely due to his innocent, optimistic, and friendly nature; he just isn't seeing the danger.
* EveryoneHasStandards: As one sentence in ''The Secret Admirer" puts it: Olaf liked everyone and everything, but even Olaf did not like [[HateSink Hans of the Southern Isles]].
* {{Foil}}: Olaf is Elsa's inner desires come to life in exaggerated form. She withdrew from others for fear of hurting them. He loves physical contact even if it hurts him, [[RunningGag many, many times]].
* FriendToAllChildren: {{Implied}} when we see him dancing with some of the troll children during "Fixer Upper".
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: His {{Snowlem}} nature makes him NighInvulnerable to any kind of damage save heat, which comes in handy due to his frequent AmusingInjuries.
* HasTwoMommies: Elsa and Anna first built him as little girls.
* HealingFactor: Since he's a snowman, he can't die or be truly injured unless he melts.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: A non-lethal version that is PlayedForLaughs when he walks into an icicle without looking. It amuses him more than anything. "Ha-ha, I've been impaled."
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Olaf is literally the embodiment of childhood love and innocence. Elsa inadvertently created him from her memories of such.
* IronButtMonkey: Though most of his injuries are self-inflicted by his own mistakes, it doesn't stop him from being chipper.
* {{Irony}}: He is a snowman who wants to see summer and doesn't realize he'll melt. In the finale, Elsa gives him a [[PersonalRaincloud personal flurry that allows him to enjoy summer without melting.]]
* IWantSong: "In Summer", in which Olaf sings of how wonderful it would be to experience Summer. The fact that he's a snowman notwithstanding.
* KidAppealCharacter: The classic Disney non-human companion.
* KindheartedSimpleton: {{Downplayed}}. Olaf isn't a "simpleton", but he can be ''childish'' and still retain his NiceGuy attitude.
* LiteralMinded: When Anna tells him to "give [her and Elsa] a minute" at the ice castle, he counts to 60 before going in after her.
* LoveInformant: It's thanks to Olaf that Anna gets to know that Kristoff is in love with her.
* MeaningfulName: Is named after [[UsefulNotes/PatronSaints St. Olaf,]] a founding king of Norway and its patron saint.
* NeverLearnedToRead: In ''Frozen Fever'', he points this out when asked to help with a banner for Anna's birthday. When he tries to help anyway, he rearranges the letters into a nonsense phrase.
* NiceGuy: He always does everything he can to help his friends.
* NighInvulnerable: He suffers a lot of AmusingInjuries and is always falling apart, but his components never break apart. The only thing that can actually kill him is heat, and even that's not an issue when Elsa summons a personal snow cloud for him.
* NonHumanSidekick: To Anna, being a snowman and all.
* TheNoseless: When he first meets Anna and Kristoff. Anna gives him a carrot nose, which Sven occasionally tries to eat.
-->"It's like a little baby unicorn!"
* OurPhlebotinumChild: First built by Anna and Elsa as children, then bought to life by Elsa's magic years later.
* PerpetualSmiler: About 99% of his screentime has him with a smile on his face.
* PersonalRaincloud: Elsa gives Olaf a personal ''flurry'' once the eternal winter ends, so he can enjoy the season without melting.
* PluckyComicRelief: He provides a lot of the film's humor.
* ThePollyanna: Despite all the injuries he suffers, he never loses his optimism. Even as he melts under the summer sun after Elsa restores the climate, he's cheerful (though Elsa quickly rectifies that with an endless winter in microcosm just for Olaf).
* PurityPersonified: WordOfGod confirmed that Olaf is the sisterly love of Elsa and Anna given a solid form.
* RuleOfSymbolism: One of the directors says he symbolizes the love between Anna and Elsa.
* ShipperOnDeck: Olaf comments on how Kristoff deeply loves Anna.
* ShooOutTheClowns: During the blizzard at the climax, he's blown away by the storm and not seen again until Anna's frozen solid.
* SimpleMindedWisdom: A simple pep talk from the naive, oddball, silly snowlem of all things... is what snaps Anna back from Hans's betrayal.
* {{Snowlem}}: Based on a mundane snowman Elsa had made with Anna when they were little. He was the first sentient snowman Elsa created, though she didn't even initially know he was alive.
* SpannerInTheWorks: If he hadn't found Anna after Hans left her for dead and led her outside, Hans's plot to kill Elsa and take the throne would have succeeded.
* TooDumbToLive: He loves all things warm and wants to experience summer, not realizing that heat is deadly to him.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: He has a fondness for ice cream, which is why he took a bite of Anna's birthday cake behind everyone's back.
* {{Tulpa}}: He starts out as a funny character Elsa invents to amuse Anna when they are kids. Years later, Elsa's magic made him real without her even knowing it. Even ''Elsa's'' surprised when he shows up walking and talking in her castle, since she still remembers him.
-->'''Olaf:''' ....58, 59, 60!
-->'''Elsa:''' Wait. What is that?
-->''[Olaf comes running across the foyer]''
-->'''Olaf:''' HI! I'm Olaf and I like warm hugs!
-->'''Elsa:''' ''Olaf??''
-->'''Olaf:''' You built me! Remember that?
-->'''Elsa:''' And you're alive?
-->'''Olaf:''' Yeah, um......I think so?
* UndyingLoyalty: When he starts a fire to keep Anna warm, he discovers that he'll melt if he comes into contact with heat. Despite this, he chooses to stand by Anna as her curse slowly freezes her.
-->'''Anna''': Olaf...you're melting.
-->'''Olaf''': Some people are worth melting for. (''{{Beat}}'') [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Just maybe not this second]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Trolls]]
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->'''Pabbie Voiced by:''' Ciaran Hinds\\
'''Bulda Voiced by:''' Maia Wilson\\
'''Baby Troll Voiced by:''' Annie Lopez\\
'''Gothi the Troll Priest Voiced by:''' Jack Whitehall

Boulder-like magical creatures who helped the king and queen save Anna from Elsa's magic when the sisters were children. Also Kristoff's adoptive family.
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Originally they were evil and selfish. Here, they may be meddlesome, but they're also kind and always willing to help.
* AllThereInTheManual: ''Frozen: The Essential Guide'' says that they turn to rocks during the day, although this is never seen in the movie.
* AllTrollsAreDifferent: They look like moss-covered boulders when sleeping/hiding, and are very friendly towards humans, hence why they accept Kristoff as a family member.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: To Kristoff by listing all of his flaws. They're actually an entire amazingly embarrassing ''family'' Of trolls.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Some of the Troll kids behave like this towards Kristoff such as the one who says he "only likes to tinkle in the woods" (but they love him anyway).
* BarefootCartoonAnimal: They wear moss as clothing but nothing on their feet.
%%* BigBrotherWorship: The younger trolls show this towards Kristoff.
* BrutalHonesty: Pabbie when he tells and shows a ''child'' what will happen if she doesn't control her powers. One of the things he shows her is presumbably ''being killed by an angry mob''.
%%* TheChiefsDaughter: Bulda is the daughter of [[TheLeader Pabbie]].
* CrowdSong: "Fixer Upper", which has every other line sung by a different troll in the group.
* CutenessProximity: Bulda decides to adopt Kristoff and Sven because they were "cuties".
* ExactWords: ''Both'' sets of advice handed down by Pabbie get taken for their worth at face value. The former leads to Elsa's repression (it wasn't the ''people's'' fear she needed to worry about, it was ''her own fear'') while the latter was too open to interpretation and starts an assumption by his fellow Trolls that Anna takes to heart.
* {{Expy}}: The trolls are based off of "The Robbers" from ''The Snow Queen''.
* TheFairFolk: Averted. They never act malicious towards humans.
* FinishingEachOthersSentences: Mainly in their song where none of them finish a line that they start.
* HappilyMarried: Bulda and Cliff, Kristoff's adoptive parents. They even give Kristoff and who they think is his girlfriend advice on how to make a happy marriage.
* HiddenInPlainSight: They appear as rocks when they aren't active. Hilariously, when Kristoff tries to introduce them to Anna and Olaf, the latter two momentarily believe he's insane.
* ImTakingHerHomeWithMe: Bulda adopts Kristoff and Sven as soon as she meets them, simply because they're cute.
* TheLeader: Pabbie is the leader of the trolls.
* {{Love Freak}}s: Their song "Fixer Upper" which is all about the virtues of love.
%%* MyBelovedSmother: Bulda, Kristoff's adoptive mother.
* NiceGuy: The trolls may be overbearing and inappropriate, but they mean well and love Kristoff a lot.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Pabbie removes Anna's memories of Elsa's magic under the vague assurance that it's for the best, then shows Elsa graphic depictions of what will happen if she doesn't learn to control her powers -- but never tells her how she should go about doing so. Both of these actions prove to be disastrous.
* OnlySaneMan: Pabbie is this because he's the only one not involved in "Fixer Upper".
* ParentalSubstitute: Specifically, Cliff and Bulda are this to Kristoff and Sven because they adopted the pair.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: The female trolls wear pink or red crystal necklaces, while male trolls wear blue or green crystal necklaces. Pabbie's the only one to wear a yellow crystal necklace, which could signify his role as the leader of the trolls.
* PoorCommunicationKills: A lot of trouble could have been avoided if they had been a ''little'' more clear. Their proclamation that fear will be Elsa's greatest enemy was accompanied by a representation of what looked like angry townspeople attacking her (an honest concern), even though they meant her fear rather than the people's (which turned out to be even more dangerous).
* PowerOfLove: They firmly believe in this. Bulda says it is "powerful and strange".
* PunnyName: Most of their names reference the fact they are rocks. In fact, Clay's name was [[DubNameChange changed in the Swedish dub]] to Sten -- literally "Stone", and a real name in Swedish.
* ScoutOut: The troll child that earned his fire crystal is called a "Troll Scout Kid" in the script. Evidently, crystals are stand-ins for badges.
* ShipperOnDeck: Ship Anna and Kristoff quite gleefully. It's the root point of "Fixer Upper".
* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: They are not in any adverts, especially before the movie came out, despite showing up in the film's prologue in a fairly important role. For a while, the only clip was of two of them dancing with Olaf, though later adverts showed clips from their song.
* SqueakyEyes: Whenever the Trolls blink in unison.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: The female trolls have at least one [[FlowerInHerHair flower in their hair]], the males don't.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Oaken]]
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[[caption-width-right:350: "Hoohoo! Big summer blowout!"]]

->'''Voiced by:''' Chris Williams

The owner of Wandering Oaken's Trading Post and Sauna. Like Kristoff, his business was changed into taking advantage of the new weather once it was changed by Elsa's magic.
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Beside his soft and somewhat effeminate personality, his family in the sauna notably consists of a young man and four children. However, it isn't clear if the young man is his partner or a different relative (such as a younger brother or cousin).
* ApologeticAttacker: Sort of. After he throws Kristoff out for calling him a "crook," Oaken immediately apologizes -- to Anna, because she had to witness him committing an act of violence in his store.
* BerserkButton: He doesn't like being called a crook. What makes it funnier is that he's still nice about it. He's less angry than he is ''hurt'' when he stands up.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: "''Vhat'' did you call me?" ''[cuts to Oaken hauling Kristoff to the front porch and throwing him into the snow]''
* BigBeautifulMan: Oaken is a big man and quite a cutie.
* CatchPhrase: "HOO-hoo!"
* CreatorCameo: He's voiced by Disney director and writer Chris Williams.
* FunnyForeigner: He has a thick Swedish accent, and some very stereotypical mannerisms.
* GentleGiant: He's sweet and pleasant for the most part, but when Kristoff makes the mistake of calling him a crook, he gets up out of his chair... revealing himself to be ''massive'', utterly towering over Kristoff (who himself is a pretty big, muscular guy). He then bodily throws Kristoff out with no effort whatsoever.
* HonestJohnsDealership: He tries to demand more money from Kristoff than Kristoff has in his pockets, and tries to justify his outrageous price gouging as a supply-and-demand problem. It's no wonder Kristoff [[BerserkButton calls him a "crook".]]
* InnocentBlueEyes: To show his pure and sweet nature.
* LargeAndInCharge: Is thrice bigger and larger than his family and is the one who runs the FamilyBusiness.
* NiceGuy: See GentleGiant. [[BerserkButton Just don't call him a crook]].
* NiceHat: Which totally matches his sweater.
* NoHeroDiscount: Doesn't matter how his business is doing, Kristoff has to pay for those carrots, the axe, and the rope. In fact, he jacked up the prices of his winter gear quite outrageously due to "supply and demand". This is despite outright stating that ''nobody'' was out in the blizzard except Anna and Kristoff and knowing full well that anyone who needed the ice pick and rope probably wouldn't survive without them. Subverted in ''Disney/FrozenFever'' when he gives away a cold remedy to Elsa and Anna, singing, genuinely concerned:
-->'''Oaken:''' What, are you sick? How about a cold remedy, of my own invention?
* StoutStrength: He effortlessly throws Kristoff out of his house when his BerserkButton was pushed.
* TranquilFury: He eighty-sixes Kristoff without losing his happy persona at all; however, he is by no means a StepfordSmiler, as his smile briefly fades after Kristoff makes the mistake of calling him a crook.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Marshmallow]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:"DON'T COME '''BAAAAAAAAACK'''!"]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Paul Briggs

A large snow golem created by Elsa to keep people out of her castle.
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* AntiVillain: All he wants to do is make sure that both he and Elsa are left alone. However, he is a little '''too''' protective of Elsa for his own good.
* BigLittleBrother: Marshmallow was built by Elsa after she created Olaf; while the latter is small and friendly, the former is huge and intimidating. So, Marshmallow is technically Olaf's "baby" brother. This is more obvious in early concept art that originally envisioned Marshmallow as looking like Olaf if Olaf were about twenty times larger than he actually is, with giant tree trunks for arms.
* BerserkButton: Do not throw a snowball at Happy Fun Marshmallow. He'll immediately flip out and give you a chase.
* {{Bouncer}}: It's his job to keep people out of Elsa's castle.
* BrickJoke: Remember that tiara Elsa threw away in "Let It Go"? Well, after the credits are over, Marshmallow is revealed to have survived his fall into the chasm. He finds it lying on the floor of the castle and puts it on, smiling to himself.
* CainAndAbel: Since he doesn't hesitate on striking his "brother" Olaf...Ironically, he's also the "good son" of the pair because he's doing exactly what his "mother" told him to do.
* CreatorCameo: Marshmallow is voiced by Paul Briggs, who was the head of storywriting.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Falls into a chasm after Hans cuts his leg off. TheStinger [[DisneyDeath reveals that he survived]].
* DubNameChange: The Spanish dub renamed him ''Merengue'' because marshmallows are not very well known in Spain.
* EvilCounterpart: A larger, more dangerous version of Olaf. This was more explicit in early designs, where Marshmallow was essentially Olaf, but bigger and more menacing looking, with giant ''tree trunks'' for arms.
* FluffyTheTerrible: You wouldn't expect a massive Snowlem to be named ''Marshmallow''.
* GlowingEyes: Marshmallow's empty eye sockets glow blue when he's enraged.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: When he's about to attack, they shine.
* GoneHorriblyRight: He takes his duty to protect Elsa ''too'' seriously, given how viciously he chased after Anna and her companions even after they were leaving, something that Elsa wouldn't have wanted. Although this might have been because Anna provoked him by throwing a snowball at him (as he seemed perfectly content to just walk away after tossing them out), and even then, he didn't physically harm Anna directly after pulling her back up from the cliff.
* HealingFactor: Implied, since he survived getting his leg cut off and falling into a gorge. Being made of snow in a snow mountain helps.
* HiddenDepths: At the end of the film, when returning to the ice palace, he is shown smiling and letting out a happy sigh after placing Elsa's old tiara on his head. This possibly hints that while he represents her desire to be alone, he could also contain some aspects of her innocence.
* HiddenInPlainSight: Hides by the staircase leading to the ice palace disguised as a pile of snow; he reveals himself when Hans and the search party arrive looking for Anna.
* MeaningfulName: He is white (due to being a [[{{Snowlems}} snowlem]]) and he is named after a ''white'' candy.
* MightyGlacier: He's very big and strong, but lacks quick reflexes. A literal example too, as he's made of ice and snow.
* MookPromotion: He crowns himself the new ruler of Elsa's ice kingdom in the end.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Merely does what Elsa wants him to do.
* NonMaliciousMonster: Since his only purpose is to keep people out of Elsa's palace, he's pretty content with just yelling at them or scaring them away (making him more like a bouncer than a hitman). The only time he actively chases or threatens people is when they provoke him (Anna tossing the snowball and Hans's men shooting him).
* TheNoseless: Unlike Olaf, it's permanent.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Or rather, only given a name by an offhand comment.
* OneManArmy: He's big, he's strong, and he kicks lots of ass! He took the whole Kingdom by himself.
* OneWingedAngel: Marshmallow grows icicle fangs, claws, and spikes when Hans and his men arrive. Earlier, there's a [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] example when he pursues Kristoff, Anna, and Olaf; it's easy to assume that the number of claws, fangs, and spikes he grows depends on how much of a threat his opponents are. In other words, Marshmallow doesn't grow his claws, fangs, or spikes while chasing those three because Kristoff and Anna are not armed, whereas Hans and his search team were armed with swords and crossbows.
* PoisonousFriend: He's overprotective of Elsa for this reason.
%%* RatedMForManly
* RuleOfSymbolism: While Olaf represents the love Elsa and Anna have, Marshmallow can be interpreted as representing how Elsa wishes to be alone; he's pretty adamant that other people should "GO AWAY!" TheStinger, while intended for humor, takes this further by having Marshmallow smile for the first time...because he's completely alone and is living in Elsa's isolated ice palace.
* {{Snowlems}}: Marshmallow is a large, decidedly unfriendly version. Born of Elsa's desire to be left alone, he is a large, very territorial monster who attempts to forcibly remove anyone who gets near.
* SpikesOfVillainy: Marshmallow grows spikes made of icicles when he becomes angry.
* SuperPersistentPredator: His only purpose is to keep people out of Elsa's castle, but he chases Anna off a cliff just for throwing a snowball at him.
* SuperStrength: His greater size than Oalf naturally means his "muscles" are capable of more.
* TakingYouWithMe: When Hans cuts off Marshmallow's leg, Marshmallow tries to grab at Hans and pull him into the chasm as well.
* TookALevelInKindness: In tie-in comics and ''Frozen Fever'', Marshmallow shows his friendlier side. For example, at the end of ''Frozen Fever'' when Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven visit him again, Marshmallow shows no hostility and the trio show no signs of fear despite their previous history.
* TopHeavyGuy: His arms and torso are massive compared to his legs.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Elsa, and he'll pursue his job with single-minded zeal, as seen when he chased Anna off cliff.
* TheUsurper: PlayedForLaughs. Played with as well, because he finds the tiara Elsa had tossed away in "Let it Go" and "crowns" himself "king" of Elsa's palace... the palace she created in the same song, and not the actual kingdom.
* UpgradeVsPrototypeFight: Olaf being alive was a surprise to Elsa. Marshmallow was deliberate after Elsa learned about Olaf, and much more powerful. They [[CurbStompBattle have a one sided fight]] while the heroes are trying to escape.
* WhenSheSmiles: In the post-credits scene, he picks up Elsa's old tiara and grins so brightly that he loses his SpikesOfVillainy. Also shows up in the storybook, "An Amazing Snowman", where he's initially alone but ends up smiling with his brother Olaf, and later with the rest of his family.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kai]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Stephen John Anderson

An overseer who serves Arendelle's royal family.
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* AllThereInTheManual: His name is only revealed in supplementary material. It's never spoken in film.
* MythologyGag: He's named after one of the main characters in ''The Snow Queen''.
* UndyingLoyalty: Was amongst the servants who remained after King Agnarr reduced the staff and remain loyal to Anna and Elsa even after Elsa's powers were revealed.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Snowgies]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' N/A

Tiny snow creatures Elsa accidentally creates when she sneezes throughout "Frozen Fever".
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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Averted for Olaf, he's ecstatic to have little brothers and doesn't mind their chaos. Kristoff and Sven don't share his opinion.
* ArmlessBiped: None of them have arms.
* BigEater: They try to eat Anna's birthday cake, but settle for slices. Those slices are still bigger than them, but they have no trouble eating them.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: A possible gender inversion is implied, as Olaf named one of the Snowgies "Crystal", which is normally a girl's name. All of the Snowgies look the same, so how Olaf can tell them apart, much less what gender they are, is unknown. Granted they are made of snow, and don't actually have genders.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When Elsa finally notices them, one stays behind with her. As the rest are celebrating Anna's birthday, the one that stayed behind is being observed by Elsa as it just stares at her while hopping.
* IconicSequelCharacter: Since their appearance in ''Frozen Fever'', they've been featured in numerous storybooks and the ''Lego Frozen Northern Lights'' short.
* OddNameOut: Olaf gave all of them snow and ice-related names, save for "William".
* PerpetualSmiler: 90% of their appearance in ''Frozen Fever'' alone involves smiling.
* RuleOfSymbolism: While Olaf represented Elsa's sisterly love for Anna and Marshmallow represented her desire for solitude, the Snowgies represent her more playful side.
* ShoutOut: A FreezeFrameBonus shows one of them resembles a small [[Disney/BigHero6 Baymax]].
* {{Snowlems}}: Par for the course for creatures created by Elsa's magic.
* UnexplainedRecovery: More like unexplained ''resistance''. No explanation is given for why they don't melt since they lack personal snow clouds like Olaf and Anna's birthday is in the Summer.
[[/folder]]

!!Southern Isles

[[folder:Prince Hans Westergaard of The Southern Isles]]
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[[caption-width-right:186: "Oh Anna. If only there was someone out there who loved you."]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Santino Fontana

A prince of the Southern Isles, he comes to Arendelle for Elsa's coronation and quickly makes an impression on Anna. He's actually using Anna to rule the kingdom himself.
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* ThirteenIsUnlucky: Being the thirteenth in line for his kingdom's throne, he knows he doesn't stand a chance to be king, and this makes him do very desperate and unethical things. And at times, Hans does acknowledge that he's the proverbial BlackSheep and the odd one out of the large Westergaard clan.
* {{Adorkable}}: To the same extent as Anna. However, he's evil and exploits his charm to woo Anna as part of his plan to become king. That said, his first scene may suggest it isn't entirely faked. When he bows to Anna, thinking she is Elsa and attempting a MeetCute with her, Sitron does the same. As Sitron is the one keeping the boat they are standing in from falling, it makes the situation more awkward than Hans intended and he quickly apologizes.
* AlasPoorVillain: In his final chapter of ''A Frozen Heart'', he's panicking when the guards drag him to be shipped back to the Southern Isles without even seeing Anna and Elsa one last time. Considering the book expands on his role and reveals more about him than the movie did, it's clear to the reader he will suffer far worse treatment than he has from his brothers and father beforehand, who were already horrible to him. As he was desperately trying to never go back, he's begging to be let go, treating his return trip as a FateWorseThanDeath.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: He tells Anna about how his brothers were terrible to him, but the book reveals they were much worse than just ignoring him. All but one of them were physically and emotionally abusive to him [[DisproportionateRetribution just for being the youngest]] and his father dismissed him as a nuisance. The only people who weren't cruel to him were his mother and the good brother Lars, but they were unable to stop the torment. At times, even Hans acknowledges that he feels being the odd one out in his large family.
* AlmostKiss: An incredibly cruel example; dying from a curse, Anna believes TrueLovesKiss will save her, and tries to initiate one with Hans... only for him to pause and say "[[WhamLine Oh Anna... if only there was someone out there who loved you.]]"
* AltarTheSpeed: Played with and averted. Hans lies to the Queen's cabinet that he and Anna spoke their vows just before she died of a frozen heart, in order to create a false claim to the throne and arrange to have Elsa executed for treason. Note that Anna originally wanted to Altar the Speed at the coronation party, and Elsa tells her no. Hans tried to reason with her, but Elsa refused to hear him out and ordered him to leave.
* AlwaysSecondBest: Hans' father sees his youngest son as an useless spare and weakling compared to his twelve older sons, as while he is smart and intelligent, they are far more effective, ruthless, skilled and managed to woo eligible maidens much quicker than he was, something which Hans agrees on, and as a result, developed an [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex inferiority complex]]. To counter this, Hans tries to emulate them by becoming the king's errand boy and gofer before setting off to Arendelle in the hopes of surprising and upstaging his brothers by getting a throne more quickly and effectively by himself, and with this newfound power, he hopes to transform Arendelle from a backwater country into a power capable of fending off external threats. By becoming the new ruler of Arendelle, he hopes to force his father to recognize him on an equal footing, while his twelve older brothers would now have to respect him as a sovereign. But his hasty desire to become king and [[WellDoneSonGuy get the respect of his family]] backfires on him, and he's now back in the same Hell he wanted to escape in the first place.
* AmbiguousDisorder: ''A Frozen Heart'' suggests he suffers from depression and suicidal thoughts.
* AmbitionIsEvil: His whole plan was to make himself king, and he's neither squeamish nor apologetic of how he empties the throne of its previous occupants.
* AnimalMotifs: His animator compares him to a chameleon. The only difference is that instead of his appearance, Hans changes his personality to adapt to situations. To woo Anna, he pretends to be a lovesick NiceGuy. To earn Arendelle's admiration, he helps them during the winter and goes to rescue their princess. To get Elsa's trust, he acts like a [[MoralityPet friend who knows she doesn't want to hurt people]]. And to counter the Duke, he appears as a rude JerkAss.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: To his older brothers, sans one, who tried to help him leave home to find a better life.
* AnnoyingArrows: Played straight and averted when Hans shows up at Elsa's ice palace. His mens' crossbow bolts barely tickle Marshmallow and are like being injected with needles, but this is averted with Elsa, as she has to block and deflect those shot at her.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: When Elsa is is fighting the guards, we get the Armor-Piercing Statement variant:
-->'''Hans:''' Queen Elsa! Don't be the monster they fear you are!
* AristocratsAreEvil: His original plan was to marry into Arendelle's royalty and slowly control the kingdom, while selfish was still a genuine attempt at finding a chance for a happier life with Elsa. But as time progressed, he became more and more like his brothers and father, willing to commit actions he originally despised and becoming the trope.
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: When Hans comes upon Elsa in the ice palace, realistically there's no way he could bolt across the room in time to deflect the beardless Weselton guard's (guy pinned to the wall) shot when the guard raises his crossbow to aim at Elsa.
* AssholeVictim: Though he makes a short appearance in ''Frozen Fever'', it's shown that he was penalized for his actions in Arendelle, and Elsa's snowball she sneezed out accidentally knocks him into a cart full of manure while the horses laugh at him.
* TheBabyOfTheBunch: In a Royal family where the younger you are the less important you become, Hans was the youngest of thirteen brothers. Growing up the smallest and most forgettable of the brood [[FreudianExcuse wound up being the source of his issues]].
* BadSamaritan: He's implied to be the first person outside of the (much-reduced) castle staff that Anna had truly socialized with in years. Naturally, he's also a villain.
* BadassBookworm: An excellent strategist, ManipulativeBastard, and a good swordsman all rolled into one.
* BadassLongcoat: It's a greatcoat with that caped bit at the shoulders, but in principle it's this.
* BavarianFireDrill: This is why no one realizes Hans is a usurper until it's too late: everyone is confused and frightened after the snow begins to fall, and it's not obvious who should have authority, since Elsa bailed out and Anna left to find her — so Hans calmly takes charge on Anna's instructions. He acts like he has the whole situation under control, and people obey him as a result. Since the quickest way to become a leader in a crisis situation is usually to just behave like a leader, Hans has that down to an art. People might not even mind until later that his claims are decidedly dodgy.
* BeautyIsBad: His traditionally good looks play a fair part in making Anna fall for him, but is actually vicious.
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: [[EvenEvilHasStandards Hans vowed not use violence like his brothers, thinking that it will turn him into a brute and does not want to become a dictator like his father]]. But by the climax of the film, he is perfectly willing to murder Anna and Elsa and rule Arendelle all by himself, just like his father and brothers.
* BeneathTheMask: Initially, he seems to be a NiceGuy and {{Adorkable}} towards Anna. But after TheReveal, he's revealed to be EvilAllAlong.
* BerserkButton: Endangering Arendelle and presumably any kingdom that Hans could potentially claim for himself is a good way to get on Hans's bad side, as the Duke of Weselton learns the hard way.
* BetrayalByInaction: He leaves Anna to die when she had been expecting that he could perform an ActOfTrueLove to save her.
* BettyAndVeronica: GenderFlipped. He's the Betty (cultured prince) to Kristoff's Veronica (manly ice-farmer) for Anna's Archie. This later gets flipped after both TheReveal and Anna getting to see past Kristoff's gruff exterior.
* BigBrotherWorship: While it's debatable if he wants to earn the respect of his brothers aside from leaving their shadow, ''A Frozen Heart'' reveals he does genuinely admire Lars, the third oldest of his siblings, if just for being the only brother to show him any humanity. Also, he often fantasizes what it's like to be Caleb, the oldest of his siblings.
* BigDamnKiss: Dramatically defied when he reveals his true nature and refuses to kiss Anna.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Like Anna, he's used to being shut out by his older siblings.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: His acts of kindness as well as his {{Adorkable}} wooing of the impressionable, happy-go-lucky princess Anna, is revealed to be part of a calculated plot to marry into Arendelle's royal family and ultimately murder Queen Elsa so he can ascend to the throne much quicker.
* BlackAndWhiteMorality: In ''A Frozen Heart'', he literally ''forces'' himself to think this way during his journey to take down Elsa. Whenever he begins to realize that Elsa isn't such a bad person after all or feels sorry for her, he panics and starts throwing out reasons to why Elsa ''must'' be the villain and that everything "bad" that has happened to him is completely her fault. He also quickly dehumanizes her as a "monster" so he can feel less bad when killing her.
* BlackSheep: Being the youngest of thirteen sons meant that he was an easy target for [[BigBrotherBully his older brothers (especially Rudi and Runo, who bully Hans the most)]] to pick on - he's been the victim of countless practical jokes and pranks, not to mention being pummeled, thrown off moving carts or being shoved in the mud numerous times — in essence, becoming the ExtremeDoormat for his family. And his father saw him as a "weakling" compared to his older brothers, and [[ParentalNeglect therefore does nothing to stop them from bullying him]], going so much as to unabashedly acknowledge his lack of interest in his son's presence during family and diplomatic gatherings. Ironically, Hans being against the violent methods of his family made him the WhiteSheep, but his desire to [[WellDoneSonGuy appeal to his father]] [[UsedToBeASweetKid darkened him]]. Even Hans sometimes acknowledges that he's the odd one out in his family.
* TheBluebeard: After TheReveal, he turned out to be a GoldDigger by plotting to marry into Arendelle's royal family and ultimately murder Queen Elsa so he can ascend to the throne much quicker. He originally wanted to marry Elsa, but deemed her too dangerous and too difficult to woo in either case, so Anna was an easier target.
* BondVillainStupidity: Despite his demonstrations of devilish cleverness, he makes the typical mistake of confessing his entire plan to Anna and then leaves her alive and unguarded before making the move to slay Elsa. Although given her magic induced hypothermia, all he really had to do was wait and watch her die painfully and then he wouldn't have to lie to anyone afterward.
* BreakThemByTalking:
** A wise thing to do before attacking a borderline [[PhysicalGod Goddess of Winter]] with a sword when she knows he is coming is to break her will to resist. This effectively leaves her suicidal, because being told that her sister was dead due to her own actions is her worst fear come true. Luckily, Anna wasn't dead, and saved Elsa from Hans' attempt to decapitate her.
** He also does this to Anna by telling her that she was only ever a means to an end to him and [[DidYouActuallyBelieve what a fool she was for trusting him]]. It leaves her depressed for a while, but Anna eventually realizes that there are still people (Kristoff, Olaf and Elsa) who care about her.
* BridalCarry: Hans also briefly carries Anna like this after she is brought to him by two servants.
* BrightIsNotGood: Wears lots of [[LightIsNotGood white]] and [[HeavenlyBlue blue]] and is evil.
* BrokenAce: He is handsome, charming, honorable and a prince! However, a desperate hunger for recognition and glory, combined with years of abuse, [[WellDoneSonGuy daddy issues]] and neglect, slowly corrupted him long ago.
* CantKillYouStillNeedYou: His concern about not wanting harm to come to Anna basically translates to him needing Anna alive so he can become king. Though he goes out to find Anna, he also wants Elsa alive so that he can try and charm her too. Once he realizes Anna will shortly die because his kiss won't work and Elsa can't lift the curse, he decides it's time to get to killing.
* ChekhovsGun: Hans mentions his twelve older brothers as a counterpoint to Anna's problematic relationship with Elsa. During his MotiveRant he points out that all those older brothers put him so far down the line of succession, he needs to marry into another kingdom's throne to fulfill his ambitions.
* TheCharmer: He has an awkward kind of charm which turns out to be an evil version of this, and thus an invoked trope.
* TheChessmaster: The scene where Hans gives his MotiveRant has a [[TheChessmaster chess set]] visible. This symbolizes his exploitation of her as a "pawn" in his plans.
* ClassyCravat: Wears a pinkish one as seen on the image above. In ''Frozen Fever'', it's not so classy anymore, worn out and dangling from his neck due to all of the physical labor he's been doing.
* ClassicVillain: Represents Ambition, and a little bit of Envy. Knowing that he could never inherit a kingdom for his own, he intends to take over Arendelle by marrying into the royal family, and then killing both sisters. Although he's not the direct cause of the movie's main conflict, it was his deceptions i.e. pretending to be [[FalseSoulmate Anna's Love Interest]] and causing her to argue with Elsa over their whimsical relationship that triggers the plot into such direction. He also shares a number of similarities to both Anna and Elsa: like Anna, he is estranged to his older siblings, and like Elsa, he conceals his true emotions. But while Anna wishes to reconcile with Elsa (and vice versa), Hans clearly doesn't — as he's willing to leave behind his family to get Arendelle. While Elsa tries to control her emotions to stop herself from harming her loved ones, Hans hides his in order to manipulate others.
* ColorMotif: White: every single one of his outfits has white in some shape or form, particularly in the form of his gloves.
* ConspicuousGloves: Not as conspicuous as Elsa's, but he's still the only character onscreen who always wears them. Fanon has a hundred explanations why, including hidden fire powers or hiding scars.
* ConsummateLiar: Described by his animator as a 'chameleon', he's slippery to the point that fans can argue ad infinitum about what his personality actually is under all the lies.
* ContrivedCoincidence: Hoping for a chance to gain the throne of some kingdom, Prince Hans visits a royal family he knew nothing about due to their reclusiveness. By nighttime he's already engaged to Anna out of her sheer impulsiveness. A few minutes later the queen bails out, the princess goes after her, and Hans is given acting command of the kingdom. The next day Anna is wounded in a way he can easily pin on Elsa, giving him all the cover he needs to murder them both and become king.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: In ''A Frozen Heart'', Hans was physically and emotionally abused by his older brothers (sans one, the third oldest Lars), and three of them literally ''pretended'' that he didn't exist for two years. His father often saw him as a whiner, and [[EvenEvilHasStandards despite his objections]], regularly sent him to horrific tasks, from beating up critics of the king to butchering any village that failed to pay its taxes on time.
* DidYouActuallyBelieve: "You were so desperate for love, you were willing to marry me, just like that!"
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: Hans claims that Anna died in his arms, when really he's locked her in a room and left her to freeze to death.
* DisposableFiance: He and Anna get engaged quickly, but then the story makes it clear that she's really supposed to be with Kristoff... good thing that Hans was EvilAllAlong! This is even lampshaded by one of the trolls in "Fixer Upper": "Get the fiance out of the way and then the whole thing will be fixed!"
* DisneyVillainDeath: Downplayed. Anna punches Hans hard enough to knock him overboard, but not to his death.
* DrivenByEnvy: His drive to come into power within a kingdom of his own — which he'll never get from his family, having twelve brothers ahead of him who regularly bully him — is his primary motivator.
* DrunkOnMilk: In "Love is an Open Door", when Hans tells Anna he has feelings for her, he says "maybe it's the party talking, or the chocolate fondue."
* DudeWheresMyRespect: ''A Frozen Heart'' reveals that he was violently bullied by nearly all his brothers (sans one) from a very young age and he's implied to self-harm as well. Being 13th in line (which meant a slim chance to become the heir to the throne) all drives him to come into power within another kingdom on his own.
* EtTuBrute: His betrayal of Anna in the climax; she thought he was her true love!
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: ''A Frozen Heart'' shows he cares for his mother and is probably one of the few who still does so. Despite being regularly humiliated by his father and mocked by his brothers, he is still willing to attend her birthday.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: ''A Frozen Heart'' reveals that Hans is on good terms with only one of his brothers, Lars, who was the only one to not abuse him and have a meaningful conversation with him. Lars was the one to suggest [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom he go to Arendelle to court then Princess Elsa]]. He also genuinely cares for his mother.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Surprisingly, ''A Frozen Heart'' reveals that Hans does have some standards despite not attempting to excuse his general sociopathic villainy from the film. His father is an [[EvilOverlord extremely ruthless tyrant]] and [[TheGeneralissimo iron-fisted dictator]] who [[PoliceState routinely uses violence and torture to control his subjects]] for so long that this is what forces Hans to think of a way to escape the tyranny of his homeland, and despite his objections, is often forced by his father to strong-arm villagers into paying their taxes or kill those who criticize the king. Instead, he prefers to iron out issues and manipulate people, and use force as a last resort if things go south. He also hates oppressing the common people and prefers to treat them with kindness, [[PragmaticVillainy even though it is mostly to further his own goals.]]
* EvilAllAlong: You'd be ''very'' surprised when you find out he's the true villain of the movie, considering how he looks like he is going to be a supporting character and a potential love interest for either Anna or Elsa in promo photos for the movie. Hans is that rare Disney villain whose true nature casts a very dark pallor over all of the supposedly altruistic and benevolent deeds he had done prior to TheReveal, when it becomes apparent that he had been planning to murder our heroes and usurp the kingdom ''right from the start''. "Love is an Open Door"? Hollow lies. His charitable deeds for the people while Anna is gone? [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Calculated to make his rise to power easier]]. His drive to keep Anna safe? A mask of concern, casually discarded when he realized he can no longer use her: it was safe to ''let her die.''
* EvilCannotComprehendGood:
** His reaction to Anna's HeroicSacrifice and resulting recovery from her frozen heart has left him baffled, combined with being perplexed about Anna's statement regarding his "frozen heart". And when he uttered his Wham Line, he also assumes that nobody cared about Anna (based on his personal experience), when it's already been established many times that there are others (Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf, the trolls, her parents) who actually do care for her.
** In ''A Frozen Heart'', showing his side of the incident, when he tells Elsa that Anna is dead because of her and causes the snowstorm to stop, he briefly notices how Elsa is taking it. He's genuinely surprised at the grief she has for her beloved sister and for a moment, Hans [[IgnoredEpiphany starts to realize he might have gone too far... but he quickly gets over it]].
** Additionally, the trolls entertain True Love's Kiss as being only one of the ways to save a frozen heart, but he clearly believes that "true love" can only come from the love of a man and a woman. He doesn't consider the love of siblings, though given his own relationship with his brothers and what Anna had told him about her relationship with Elsa, [[FreudianExcuse of course he wouldn't]]. Plus, from his twisted perspective in ''A Frozen Heart'', he seems to regard [[LoveIsAWeakness love as something that can be exploited]] and [[ManipulativeBastard sees people as objects]], considering the fact that he sees it as [[CrapsackWorld a dog-eat-dog world out there]] [[TheSocialDarwinist in which only the fittest survive]], thanks to his harsh upbringing. As a result, Anna chews him out on this when [[MachiavelliWasWrong she tells that he's the only person with a "frozen heart"]].
* EvilGloating: During his MotiveRant to Anna, he reveals his matured plot to marry her, kill Elsa and become king of Arendelle through ascension, verbally abusing her in the process by pointing out how easy she was to deceive compared to her sister. He knew that he would never be able to rule the Southern Isles due to being the 13th son, so he sought to rule somewhere else. He subsequently announces that his next move is to kill Elsa and restore summer, making him a [[VillainWithGoodPublicity hero in the eyes of Arendelle's citizens]].
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: After TheReveal, he cruelly mocks Anna for for being so desperate for love that she agreed to marry him "just like that", which made his plan that much easier.
* EvilPlan: Seize control of Arendelle by his calculated plot to marry Anna, kill Elsa and become king of Arendelle through ascension, verbally abusing Anna in the process by pointing out how easy she was to deceive compared to her sister. He knows that he would never be able to rule in his own kingdom, as he would be an old man by then, so he sought to rule somewhere else.
* EvilPrince: He is most certainly evil, but unlike most examples of this trope, it's not his own kingdom he's trying to kill the rightful heirs to and usurp, possibly because he has twelve older brothers and there's no way he can kill all of them off without casting suspicion onto himself.
* EvilRedhead: Has auburn hair and he turns out to be the villain.
* EvilVirtues: This is combined with PragmaticVillainy in some cases. He is nice to Anna [[NiceToTheWaiter even before she introduces herself as the local princess]], hands out supplies to the common folk, opens the castle to give them warmth and shelter and stops Elsa from killing two of the Duke's guards, even if these may all be part of his plan to become a beloved King.
* EvilVsEvil: With the Duke of Weselton but it's largely downplayed since both never really know about each others' plans until the end and any fighting they do is minor. However, it's clear they don't really like one another, and each attempt to back-stab one another.
* EvilWearsBlack: Subverted. In order to throw off the audience, Hans wears light colors while the Duke, Kristoff, Anna, and Elsa wear darker colors.
* ExactlyWhatIAimedAt: He redirects a treacherous henchman's crossbow shot aimed at Elsa towards the ceiling... and it breaks off a chandelier that falls on her, knocking her out. In hindsight, in the light of TheReveal, it seems that hitting the chandelier was intentional on his part: he wanted to make it look like an accident and, ideally, kill Elsa, [[VillainWithGoodPublicity giving the impression that he tried to save her and failed.]]
* ExactWords:
** "I would never shut you out." Now, shutting her ''in''...
** A lot of the stuff he says while seducing Anna is actually true, just reliant on [[MetaphoricallyTrue double meanings]] that do not become apparent until his true nature is revealed.
--->'''Hans:''' I've been searching my whole life to find my own place...
* ExtremeDoormat: ''A Frozen Heart'' reveals that he's been been the victim of countless pranks (especially where [[BigBrotherBully three of his brothers pretended he was "invisible" for]] ''[[BigBrotherBully two straight years]]''), not to mention being pummeled, thrown off moving carts or being shoved in the mud numerous times despite repeatedly asking his brothers to stop it. And in one case, they even threw ''glass'' at him just for daydreaming. Plus, his father is an extremely stone-cold and unfeeling man who regards his youngest son with nothing but utter contempt and disgust for being a "weakling" against his older sons. By the time he's a young adult, [[DespairEventHorizon Hans has already given up fighting back as it just makes their physical abuse worse]], so he just stays quiet. But by doing this, his father's emotional abuse became worse by saying Hans should learn "a thing or two" from his brothers.
* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon: In promotional photos for the film, Hans is depicted as an innocent, handsome guy, until you watch the film, and you'll see that his mind totally contrasts his appearance.
* FalseFriend: He eventually reveals that he simply wanted to get close to Anna in order to marry into the royal family. After learning that Anna is dying and can only be saved by true love, he says his WhamLine.
* FalseSoulmate: He turns out to be a JerkAss who was just using Anna to gain Arendelle's throne.
* FatalFlaw: [[TheDeterminator Desperation]]. For all of Hans's skills at taking advantage of people's weaknesses, he ends up being unable to realize his own weakness gets the better of him every time. The plan he and Lars concocted was simple: meet Elsa, bond with her, get her interested in marrying him and he's earned his one-way ticket to escape from his family forever. The only drawback? He is ordered by his father to only stay in Arendelle for one day. However, he ends up trying to take the route he thinks would be quicker and easier every time it presents itself. Originally to go after Elsa, he suddenly bumps into her younger sister Anna, and goes for her since she's more naive and lovesick, thus making her more likely to want to marry him after a few hours, but Elsa refused to bless their marriage and ordered the party over to make him leave, making Hans realize he may have to "[[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident stage an accident]]" for her. Anna then goes to bring her sister back and leaves Hans in charge, quickly accepting her offer as it gave him a chance to lead a kingdom, but he completely forgot that if Anna were to die then no one would be able to stop Elsa's winter. Near the end, Elsa accidentally struck Anna with her magic, so instead of being honest with her in a way that will at least make him look like a decent person, he chooses to break her heart and leave her to die without actually making sure she's dead before moving on with his plans. So in the end, all his plans, his chance to actually find love or friendship with either of the sisters, and his desire for a new life were destroyed because he was too stubbornly determined to be [[WellDoneSonGuy his father's favorite son]] and be free from his home. Because of his desperation, he's hated in and out of the Southern Isles and is living in worse conditions.
* FateWorseThanDeath: In ''A Frozen Heart'', he's panicking when the guards drag him to be shipped back to the Southern Isles without even seeing Anna and Elsa one last time. He's begging to be let go, not wanting to return to the Hell he was desperately trying to escape from in the first place. And ''Frozen Fever'' shows that part of his punishment is to shovel manure in the royal stables. The bleak environment of the Southern Isles in the background reveals the miserable conditions he's currently in.
* FatherIDontWantToFight: Hans' father is a violent man who thinks that all of his thirteen sons must be forcibly indoctrinated in the belief that [[TheSocialDarwinist only the fittest survive]] [[TykeBomb from a young age]], so any son becoming soft has to be forcibly whipped back in line by allowing the other sons to bully the weakling until he's fully in control. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Since Hans hated his father's harsh methods of treating their subjects like trash]], it automatically made him the [[BlackSheep laughing stock]] and TheUnfavorite of the Westergaard clan by default. Eleven of his brothers would ridicule him for failing to meet their dad's extremely high but cruel standards, while his father [[WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent often saw him]] [[DisappointedInYou as a total disappointment]].
* FauxAffablyEvil: Prince Hans, as part of his status as TheSociopath. Again, he's good enough to fool everybody, including ''the audience''.
* FieryRedhead: {{Averted}}. Hans is pretty calm and rational in any situation.
* FlawExploitation: Hans gets Elsa to have a HeroicBSOD by telling her her sister Anna is dead and its her fault. Then he tries to kill her.
** He also exploits Anna's FatalFlaw of being [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter naïve]] by faking his romance with her so she could unwittingly hand over Arendelle to him on a silver platter.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Oooh, boy. It seemed to come out of nowhere that Hans was EvilAllAlong, but there were few clues that showed he's not all that he seems.
** During the song "Love Is An Open Door", Hans sings the line "I've been searching my whole life to find my own place." He gestures towards Arendelle, not at Anna. We later find out that Hans only wanted to marry Anna to seize the throne.
** Also, the way the song is sung has subtle hints that Hans is playing with Anna's feelings and is just leading her on, particularly when Hans sings the line about the two of them finishing each other's — only for Anna to jump in to say "sandwiches," followed by Hans's "That's what I was gonna say!" showing that he's tailoring his acting to draw her in.
** As the song goes on, Hans doesn't match Anna's movements, leaving the two out of sync, which at first comes across as him being charmingly awkward but shows that he is struggling to match her character to appeal to her.
** Elsa and Kristoff both giving Anna a hard time about [[FourthDateMarriage wanting to marry Hans shortly after they met]] easily foreshadows that first impressions don't mean everything.
** When Anna decides to leave to find Elsa, Hans protests because he doesn't want her to get hurt — he thinks this is the perfect opportunity to make Anna Queen and just abandon the abdicating Elsa; they can deal with the snow ''after'' the coronation and wedding. She rapidly makes him the Steward, and then he doesn't even offer to go with her, letting her ride off alone — it's rather conspicuous even on your first viewing.
** His personality isn't consistent at all because it changes radically depending on who he's interacting with. To clarify, Anna is always awkward and naive, Kristoff maintains his honesty and awkwardness regardless of who he's with, Elsa is always regal even in her loneliness and despair, the Duke remains a cold JerkAss, but Hans's personality changes swiftly at the drop of a hat — he even coldly threatens the Duke with a charge of treason, which is a criminal offense generally punishable by either life imprisonment or death. WordOfGod has confirmed that his characterization was loosely inspired by the Evil Mirror in the original story, as he was tailoring his behavior to ''mirror'' that of whomever he interacts with.
** Then there's him having one of the Duke's men shoot the chandelier down. At first, it seemed like he was trying to stop him from killing her, but after TheReveal, he might have been trying to kill her on [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident accident]].
** When one of the dignitaries mentions that he is all Arendelle has left should anything happen to Anna, he briefly pauses, likely because he's thinking about how much this is tilting in his favor.
* FourthDateMarriage: That's his goal with Anna. It's even lampshaded; "You can't marry someone you just met!" Then averted.
** Even Hans himself sounded surprised at how quickly Anna agreed to marry him: "You were so desperate for love, you were willing to marry me just like that!"
** And in ''A Frozen Heart'', even Hans felt slightly hesitant about this, wondering if he's going way too fast and how his family would react -- his father would call him an idiot, while Lars would say that this was done too hastily. But then, these self-doubts are overridden by his goal to seize control of Arendelle.
* FreezeFrameBonus: Fans have noticed that his expression often flickers through a look of [[http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Hans?file=53489.jpg bewilderment]] while trying to keep up the act of mimicking [[http://rebloggy.com/post/frozen-hans/72665614341 Anna's]] loopy personality.
* FreudianExcuse: According to WordOfGod, one thing that wasn't a lie was his [[AloofOlderBrother twelve older brothers]]' unpleasant treatment of him. The book ''A Frozen Heart'' only adds to this, showing his family outright abusing him to the point that he is heavily implied to self-harm, saying that physical pain is easier to deal with than the emotional turmoil they put him through. By the time the movie takes place, he's been abused for so long that he now thinks it's perfectly ''normal'' and it seems that he suffers from depression and a massive inferiority complex as a result from it. His father also forces him to use violence against the Southern Isles population, from beating up critics of the king to killing any villagers who are delinquent on their taxes as a means for Hans to get any respect from him despite that Hans never wanted to hurt anyone in the first place. And once he gets his first taste of real power from controlling Arendelle in Elsa's absence, it goes right to his head and accelerates his sociopathy, driving him to start dehumanizing everyone else, manipulate others and be desperate to cling onto power at all costs to escape his birthplace. For a Disney property, that's shockingly dark.
* FreudianSlip: Has one in the beginning. When Anna is asked if she has powers as well, Hans is quick to parrot her when she describes herself as "completely ordinary", only to back-pedal and assure her that he [[BlatantLies meant it in the most inoffensive way possible.]]
* FriendlessBackground: From what we see of Hans's life before coming to Arendelle in ''A Frozen Heart'', he didn't seem to have anyone except his family. Within his family, he was the proverbial BlackSheep and ExtremeDoormat — his father and older brothers saw him as a "weakling" and a coward who couldn't stand up and fight back at the abuse they throw at him. In fact, three of his brothers even pretended he was nonexistent for ''two years'', not to mention throwing ''glassware'' or food at him just for daydreaming, being the victim of countless pranks, losing countless fistfights against his brothers, being shoved in the mud or tossed off moving carts. The closest to support he had were Lars and his mother, but neither of them were close enough to help him get through life. [[FreudianExcuse Being neglected all his life wound up being the source of his issues.]]
* GoldDigger: He arrives in Arendelle for the purpose of wooing and ultimately marrying into the kingdom's royal family so he can rule a kingdom of his own and promptly rub it in his brothers' faces. ''A Frozen Heart'' reveals that his original goal was to court and marry Elsa, until he bumped into Anna and promptly started playing speed chess. Anna was easy to manipulate, but Elsa being too reclusive and dangerous gave him the excuse to eliminate her.
* TheGoodKing: Aspires to achieve this status among Arendelle's citizens, albeit more as a power grab than out of any care for their well-being. From his own twisted point of view, he seems to view himself as this [[TheUnfettered but is willing to murder Anna and Elsa to ensure his rise to power]]. However, ''A Frozen Heart'' hints that his kindness appears to be somewhat genuine, as Hans's family is stated to rule using violence on their subjects, which Hans thinks is equal parts stupid and unnecessary.
* {{Hammerspace}}: Where did Hans get his sword when he's about to slice at Elsa out on the fjord? When he catches up to her, he is not wearing his sword or the scabbard to holster the sword in. We hear the shing of his sword being drawn while Anna is on screen, and when we next see Hans, he has his sword in hand but still no scabbard. This is in contrast to the attempt to capture Elsa at her ice castle, where Hans's sword and scabbard are clearly visible.
* HateSink: After his reveal, no one, even Olaf (as seen in the book ''The Secret Admirer''), has a good opinion of him.
* {{Hypocrite}}: In ''A Frozen Heart'' Hans vowed not to be like his brothers and willingly use violence as the chief means to an end. Yet, near the end of the book, Hans is determined to uphold their legacy and murder two innocent women for his own ends. And years of being on the receiving end of cruel pranks, he acknowledges this himself when he does the same to Anna when she needs him to kiss her.
* IfOnlyYouKnew: The "Oh, Anna... If only there was someone out there who loved you." line has a little of this going on when you realize that Hans only ''assumes'' (based on his own relationship with his brothers and how Anna had told him that her relationship with Elsa was similar) that Elsa doesn't love Anna (when in truth, it's already been established multiple times that Elsa ''does'' care about Anna but her ice powers and fear of hurting others physically have made it impossible for her to properly express it). Even if Elsa didn't love her, there's still Kristoff, whose existence he's been completely unaware of at the time.
* IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim: In ''A Frozen Heart'', Hans vowed not to become like his father and brothers, preferring to straighten out things, with violence as a last resort. But by the climax, he's willing to murder Anna and Elsa in order to seize control of Arendelle and [[VillainWithGoodPublicity become its hero]].
* IgnoredEpiphany: ''A Frozen Heart'' depicts several moments where he almost [[HeelRealization realizes what he's doing is wrong]], but desperation for freedom and earning respect from his family make him take the wrong choice.
** When he goes to his father's study room in the hopes of becoming his gofer, Hans was reluctant to go to inside, and briefly thought about turning back. But he then shakes his head, believing that if he wants to earn his father's respect, then he would have to follow his orders.
** From his side of the events between where he tells Elsa Anna died because of her and he's about to kill her with his sword, Hans doesn't take his weapon out because he's seeing what he's done to her. He realizes she's in grief over her dead sister and it seems he realizes he's gone too far... but quickly shakes his head, believing there's no point now that he has a chance to end the winter and be free from the Southern Isles forever.
** Also, even Hans felt slightly hesitant about hastily agreeing to a FourthDateMarriage with Anna, wondering if he's going way too fast and how his family would react — his father would call him an idiot, while Lars would say that this was done too hastily. But then, these self-doubts are quickly overridden by his stubborn and single-minded goal to seize control of Arendelle.
* IJustWantToBeLoved: Wants his family, mostly his father, to treat him with love and respect.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Heavily implied — in addition to being the youngest of thirteen boys, three of them pretended he was invisible for two years. ''A Frozen Heart'' also notes that this really is his prime ambition and he daydreams about his father recognizing him as a good son daily. However, it quickly gets overridden by a desire for power once he gets to try controlling Arendelle.
* ImagineSpot: Hans often got lost in thought of what it would be like being the king's heir, and those daydreams always involve his father [[SoProudOfYou telling him that he's proud of having such a son.]] And it often ended with his brothers either ridiculing him for having such fantasies or throwing objects such as glassware and bread at him.
* IWantThemAlive: Hans insists that Elsa be taken alive, though the Duke wasn't willing to comply. This is because ''he'' wants to deal with her himself once Elsa is brought to him.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Redirects a crossbow ''someone else is holding'' to thread right through the ice holding a chandelier up. He does this instantly, and he's ''not'' lined up with the crossbow to actually aim it.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: His father's cold indifference and 11 of his brothers treating him terribly has caused him develop issues of feeling less than them. It's highly implied his apparent narcissism is just a mask for self-hatred and clinical depression.
* {{Irony}}:
** The Situational variety. Hans' original intent was to escape from the Southern Isles forever and prove his worth to his father and brothers, and everything he did in pursuit of those goals had the exact opposite results. He also vowed to not use violence willingly and be a brute like his brothers, yet he has no problems hacking Elsa to death when everything goes south.
** Both the first and last time Hans encounters Anna, he ends up in the water.
** Despite Anna falling head over heels for him, ''A Frozen Heart'' states no women were ever interested in him and it got to him. She's the only girl to find him handsome and despite that he seems to like her her just fine, he has no actual love for her and uses her.
* ItsAllAboutMe: During TheReveal, when Hans sees his reflection through a window, he sees it from the left panel, and sees only his own face. This indicates that he only cares about himself and not others, suggesting that he's also a {{Narcissist}} to some degree. Additionally, he also came to envision himself in a more grandiose light, saying he would not only assume the throne, but also become "the hero who [saved] Arendelle from destruction".
* IveComeTooFar: In ''A Frozen Heart'', when Hans momentarily feels guilt over his actions when he tells Elsa that Anna is dead, he immediately gets over it, as he's already so close to his goal of being free from his father.
* {{Jerkass}}: Revealed to be this at the climax of the film. He did, however show signs of this by [[DisproportionateRetribution angrily threatening to charge the Duke with treason]], thus showing he ''is'' quite ruthless.
* JerkassHasAPoint:
** A strange case in that we don't realize who he is at the time, but while Hans tells Elsa that if she killed the Duke's guards, she would become the monster the Duke of Weselton was calling her, he had a point (and Elsa does take it to heart, seeing how instead of having the Arendelle army execute Hans by firing squad or hanging, she has him sent back to his brothers for them to resolve the problem).
** Regardless of how he got it, he ''does'' do a pretty good job running the kingdom once given the chance, diverting resources from the castle that could've gone toward digging in his own power base and instead using them to help the freezing citizens, and letting nothing stand in his way to make sure they're well cared for. Since he has personally witnessed the cruelty of how his father rules the Southern Isles as a tyrannical dictator and autocrat, Hans is determined to rule a kingdom as a fair but kind ruler, even if he has to usurp it.
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: In ''A Frozen Heart'', once he gets his first taste of real power from controlling Arendelle in Elsa's absence, it goes right to his head and accelerates his sociopathy, driving him to start dehumanizing everyone else, manipulate others and be desperate to cling onto power at all costs.
* JustBetweenYouAndMe: He tells Anna of his EvilPlan to leave her to freeze to death while he executes Elsa in public. This way, he will be seen [[VillainWithGoodPublicity as the hero who saved Arendelle from the evil Snow Queen who brought eternal winter and killed her own sister]] from a PR standpoint. Then, he can rule the kingdom with both sisters out of commission. It's implied he pulled this because he thought that it would [[HeroicBSOD break Anna]] and the despair would speed up the freezing process.
* KickTheDog: He coldly and cruelly informs a dying Anna that he was never in love with her but rather had been exploiting her infatuation with him to seize power over her kingdom.
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: Telling Anna his plans to kill Elsa and telling Elsa that she killed Anna are both verbal forms of this trope. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in Elsa's case [[BreakThemByTalking he's using this to force her into despair so that she will allow him to kill her.]]
* KnightInShiningArmor: The people are suffering from cold? Organize the guards to pass out soup and blankets. There's a sorceress at the root of the cold? Organize a team to arrest her. All ForGreatJustice! It's implied that he's invoking this trope to win people over and making his takeover more stable.
* LackOfEmpathy: Callously dumping Anna to her death (and telling her that he didn't love her) and telling Elsa that she was responsible for Anna's death are indicators that he doesn't care for the wellbeing of others, unlike Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven or Kristoff.
** But ''A Frozen Heart'' reveals he once averted this — he was sympathetic to his mother (being married to an uncaring man who corrupted his sons), the citizens of the Southern Isles (as his father is a tyrannical dictator who rules over them with an iron fist), Caleb's wife (who's married to a man who takes advantage of being [[ParentalFavoritism the king's favorite son]] and pays no attention to her pregnancy) and, surprisingly enough, to the people of Arendelle (for losing their king and queen). But things had changed by then, and as [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Anna, he's the only one around with a "[[TheSociopath frozen heart]]".
* LanternJawOfJustice: He possesses a big jaw and is a powerful and heroic man. Nah, it's only faked.
* LaserGuidedKarma:
** He gets punched in the face by Princess Anna and sent back to the Southern Isles to be judged by his brothers, the very people he was hoping to prove himself superior to by grabbing his own Kingdom.
** In ''Frozen Fever'', while shoveling manure in the Southern Isles in his princely clothes, a giant snowball (unintentionally created by a cold-ridden Elsa) lands on top of him! Whoops. While the horses laugh at him as the snowball launches Hans right into the manure cart.
* LightIsNotGood: He is a Prince with lighter cloths and the outfit he wears in the dance is white and gold, but is actually a frozen-hearted GoldDigger.
* LeftForDead: He does this to Anna by leaving her in a cold room so Elsa's ice magic can kill her. He doesn't want to have his hands dirty, as bludgeoning her with a fireplace poker would be simpler, but then a bloody corpse would discredit his later stories; likewise, killing her with fire would be easy, but a burnt corpse would throw a wrench in his plans.
* LetNoCrisisGoToWaste: Hans uses Elsa's figurative meltdown to speed up his plans significantly.
* LoveAtFirstSight: When he meets Anna she's awed by him and by the end of the night she agrees to marry him. We learn Hans [[ExploitedTrope knows what this is and knows how to manipulate to get it to work.]]
* LoveInterestTraitor: He pretends to fall in LoveAtFirstSight with Anna, but turns out to be a {{Gold digg|er}}ing [[TheBluebeard Bluebeard]].
* LoveIsAWeakness: From his POV in ''A Frozen Heart'', he seems to regard love as something for the weak-minded and as a weakness that can be exploited, something which [[MachiavelliWasWrong Anna chews him out on]] and gives him a sucker-punch.
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Hans's realized when Elsa choose not to bless the marriage that he needed to "stage an accident" for her. There's also the previously mentioned incident with the chandelier. The book suggests he wasn't actively trying to kill her, but wasn't against it if it ended up looking like a failed attempt to save her.
* ManInWhite: His characteristic blazer, atop otherwise [[HeavenlyBlue blue]] inner vestments, as well as his distinctive white gloves and a full-white suit during Elsa's coronation party. Contrary to traditional Disney expectations, this doesn't affect [[LightIsNotGood his morality]] ''[[LightIsNotGood one bit]]''.
* ManipulativeBastard: He has very little direct impact on the plot, and doesn't need it to pull off his plan — he's very good at manipulating people in minor ways to push them where he needs them to go and it’s totally calculated. When he noticed how naive Anna is, he plays that up to seduce her. He helps the kingdom to gain their trust, and when Anna reveals she's dying, he says she's dead just to get other people to follow him in killing Elsa. [[EvilCannotComprehendGood From his twisted perspective]], people are only a means to an end and [[LoveIsAWeakness love is something]] that can be easily exploited, considering the fact that he sees it as a [[CrapsackWorld dog-eat-dog world out there]] and that only [[TheSocialDarwinist the fittest survive]], thanks to his harsh upbringing. He plays a long game, planning his marriage to Elsa for years, but when Anna looks like the more likely path to getting what he wants, he changes gears slightly. Hans doesn’t hesitate to lie and bribe, and starts to dehumanize Elsa so she is viewed as a monster and so that no one questions it when he kills her, and he does everything he can to play into that narrative. He consciously mirrors people, showing them what he thinks they want to see, and he sees no reason to use violence if you can use other methods of getting people to do what you want. He’s a master of reading people and he nearly gets everything he’s aiming for.
* ManlyTears: Invoked by Hans in one of the moments pointed to as evidence he's TheSociopath, when he announces his marriage to Anna followed immediately by her death, without adding that he did all he could to finish her off.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: Hans is the youngest of thirteen princes.
* MasterActor: Seems able to seamlessly step into the personality most likely to inspire fondness and trust in whoever he's talking to, and is able to turn on the appearance of total infatuation and of deep emotional shock at will.
* MeaningfulName: His name is derived from Creator/HansChristianAndersen, and he is in a film inspired by a tale by the same author.
* MeetCute: His meeting with Anna starts with her bumping into his horse and falling into a precariously placed rowboat. Hans's attempt to apologize to her leads to him falling on top of her in a very embarrassing position to be caught in. ''A Frozen Heart'' reveals he had intentionally knocked into her, hoping she was Elsa and could engage this.
* TheMole: He was working to overthrow Arendelle's rulers from day one.
* MoleInCharge: Anna names Hans regent while she goes off to look for Elsa. At that point, his status as a villain wasn't revealed yet.
* MommasBoy: Hans is one of the few people who still cares for his mother, while his father claims that when Hans was late for her birthday, she'd be the only one to notice his absence. That being said, his mother, while she does love Hans, was too weak-willed to stand up to her husband and older sons and could only show him a smile in her son's presence. Some of his brothers (especially Rudi and Runo) even ridicule him for being a momma's boy.
* MoralSociopathy: He has no qualms about seducing a princess or murdering a queen, but he also does everything he can to keep the people of Arendelle safe.
* MotiveRant: During TheReveal, Hans reveals his matured plot to marry Anna, kill Elsa and become king of Arendelle through ascension, verbally abusing Anna in the process by pointing out how easy she was to deceive compared to her sister. He knew that he would never be able to rule in his own kingdom due to how his family treats him, so he sought to rule somewhere else.
* MurderByInaction: When he finds out Anna will soon freeze to death as a result of Elsa's accidental curse, he douses the fire and locks the door to let the curse do its job, allowing him to get her out of the way while still keeping his hands "clean". He could bludgeon Anna with a blunt object, burn her alive or stab her to death with a fire poker, but a bloodied corpse would discredit his earlier claims.
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: His new plan was to marry Anna and kill Elsa (and possibly Anna was well), presumably after fathering an heir to the throne so he could rule as regent. This may have been due to the corrupting influence of his father and brothers, who frequently used violence to deal with every problem that came their way.
* {{Narcissist}}: It appears that Hans is a bit narcissistic during TheReveal, as he envisions being "the hero who's going to save Arendelle from destruction".
* NervesOfSteel: Hans is a pretty competent fighter, and has no issue with facing down danger, and even is the one to defeat Marshmallow.
* NeverMyFault: In ''A Frozen Heart'', Anna believes that no matter how much Hans's claims of his brothers might be true, he's still a grown man who needs to take responsibility for his actions instead of blame them on his family.
* NiceGuy: He is kind, generous, noble, and always speaking politely to both Anna and Elsa. [[BitchInSheepsClothing It's all an act.]]
* NiceJobFixingItVillain:
** Hans tries to kill Elsa, meaning that Anna saving her would be an act of true love, thus saving Anna herself from the curse. In turn, said act also gives Elsa the inspiration she needs to realize that ThePowerOfLove is the key to controlling her powers.
** Just before that moment, when Hans lies to Elsa about her curse killing Anna, Elsa's fear gives way to despair, resulting in the raging blizzard her emotions had conjured to subside as [[HeroicBSOD she goes numb]]. This gives Anna a clear view of Hans about to kill Elsa, prompting her to rush to her sister's side to block the blade.
* NiceToTheWaiter: He's nice to a random girl that just ran into his horse, making sure she's okay and even walking onto the not-that-stable boat to help her up — and that's ''before'' he learns she's Princess Anna. He also doesn't hesitate to hand out supplies and let common people into the palace to keep them warm. Of course, this just shows how dedicated he is to being a VillainWithGoodPublicity.
* NobleMaleRoguishMale: As the gentle nobleman, with Kristoff. Subverted, as Hans's true character [[TheUnfettered is Machiavellian]] and uses the noble ruse as a tool to usurp the throne, while Kristoff's persona was implied by the trolls to have been created to protect himself and hide his inner kindness and goodness.
* NotSoDifferent: Just like how Elsa shut Anna out (although with Elsa, it was more about keeping Anna safe from her powers), Hans has had trouble with his brothers ignoring him (some even pretended he was ''invisible''). He uses this to try to manipulate Anna, leaving the viewer to wonder if his brothers' treatment of him is true or a case of an UnreliableNarrator. (WordOfGod confirmed that yes, [[FreudianExcuse his brothers were every bit as nasty to him as he claimed.]])
* NoYou:
** His comeback to Anna telling him he can't take out Elsa. For what it's worth, he's right: he is willing to subdue Elsa by attacking her [[BreakThemByTalking psychologically]].
--->'''Anna:''' You're no match for Elsa.\\
'''Hans:''' No, ''you're'' no match for Elsa.
** He's on the receiving end of one when after he says he thought Elsa froze Anna's heart; Anna rebuts this by telling him that he's the only one around with a "frozen heart".
* OhCrap: His little "Uh-oh" happens when his horse Sitron accidentally lets go of the boat he is standing on and causes him to fall into the fjord and get soaked.
** Additionally, in a more traditional context, this trope applies when he is shocked to discover Anna is alive after failing to kill Elsa. [[EvilCannotComprehendGood He's so confused that he's only able to stammer out "But she froze your heart!"]]
* OhCrapSmile: Hans [[FreezeFrameBonus very briefly]] makes one of these when he and Anna are announcing their engagement to Elsa, after Anna declares she wants to invite all twelve of Hans' brothers to the wedding. Makes you wonder [[FridgeHorror just how bad his relationship with them really is]].
* OpportunisticBastard: By his own admission, Hans developed his scheme as he went along. At first, he had his eyes set on marrying Elsa but settled on Anna after she revealed she was in love with him. Next, he tries to murder Anna and just take over the kingdom directly. He always takes the path that will benefit him the most, as quickly as possible.
* OutsideContextProblem: For the majority of the film, ''Frozen'' play out like a fantasy inclined ComingOfAgeStory, where everyone is reacting to Elsa's out of control magic. The reason Hans' scheming goes so unnoticed, even by the audience, is that when a SuperpowerMeltdown is threatening to lock the country in an eternal winter, no one is really thinking about laws of succession and available heirs except for him.
* PoliteVillainsRudeHeroes: The Polite Villain to Kristoff's Rude Hero. Even after TheReveal, Hans is still smooth, charming, and well-dressed in contrast to Kristoff, who is the snarky, impolite and sometimes insensitive Tritagonist of the film.
* PlayingBothSides: Does this in the conflict between Anna and the Duke. He puts them both in situations where they feel they need to work with him. He almost wins.
* PlotIrrelevantVillain: He is largely indirect from the conflict with the eternal winter, taking advantage of a situation instead of causing it, with his main purpose being someone for Anna to protect Elsa from and preform an ActOfTrueLove. A strange example, as there is a reason for Hans ''existing'' (to inadvertently start off the conflict by trying to take the throne), but not much reason for him being a villain besides being part of the moral about true love.
* PragmaticVillainy: He is generally motivated by what will benefit him first, instead of going out of his way to screw people over like more [[CardCarryingVillain traditional Disney antagonists]], which is what probably makes him most creepy. Help people that are freezing? Sure, it gives him [[VillainWithGoodPublicity a better image]] from a PR standpoint. Let a princess die by refusing to kiss her (not that kissing her would work, given how he really felt)? The way to the throne is quicker that way, so yes.
* PrimaryColorChampion: Invoked; he wears a red scarf to match the blue clothing under his coat, which has golden accents. This color scheme does not detract from his villainous intentions in any way.
* PrinceCharming: He invokes this trope to appeal to Anna's romanticism. In truth, he is [[PrinceCharmless anything but charming]]. His character is a major subversion of the classical Disney Prince; Hans himself notes of this during his betrayal, and uses it to his advantage.
* PsychoticSmirk: He gives Anna [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140310203412/disney/images/1/16/HansBetrayel.jpg a particularly unsettling one]] when he reveals that he's not the PrinceCharming she thought him to be.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Despite being a ManipulativeBastard intent on murder and usurpation, his brief regency while the sisters are away seems fair enough. He keeps the gates of the castle open, personally passes out blankets to the townsfolk, and even defends Elsa from the Duke's accusations. While some of it is certainly was an act, he seems sincerely committed [[GlorySeeker to proving his greatness]] by transforming Arendelle into a powerful kingdom fully capable of defending itself against external threats and as his father and brothers are stated to be brutal rulers, Hans is determined to rule a kingdom with kindness rather than beating everyone into submission like the rest of his family does. This is evidenced by his apparent hostility towards the Duke of Weselton, a high-ranking official from a neighboring kingdom with designs on dominating Arendelle's economy. However, he is too willing to become king, even doing methods he originally despised.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Upon revealing his true nature to Anna, he ''himself'' makes fun of her for being so desperate for love that she agreed to marry him "just like that", which made his plan that much easier.
** He's on the receiving end of this when after he says he thought Elsa froze Anna's heart; she rebuts him by telling that he's the only one with a frozen heart. Cue LaserGuidedKarma, where Anna sucker-punches him in the face and is sent back to the Southern Isles to be judged by his 12 brothers.
* RichSuitorPoorSuitor: The suave, wealthy, royal rich suitor to Kristoff's unglamorous, working-class poor.
* RomanticFalseLead: He's presented as being Anna's soulmate early on — then we meet Kristoff. Hans is also, you know, evil.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Prince Hans, meanwhile, runs the kingdom for Anna in her absence. Of course, he's a villainous example of the trope, but Anna doesn't know that when she leaves him in charge, and from what we're shown he appears to be quite good at the job.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Early in the film, all that's to him other than his love for Anna is that he has some of Anna's surface {{Adorkable}} qualities and is a NiceGuy, he's from the Southern Isles, he has twelve older brothers, and he owns a horse, with nothing much else. [[InvokedTrope He deliberately manipulated Anna into falling in love with him by acting]] like the perfect PrinceCharming she wanted just to use her to become king of Arendelle. This throws all of his earlier interactions with her into a darker light, and makes it unclear as to just how much of what he told her about himself was true.
* TheRuntAtTheEnd: At times, Hans does acknowledge that he's the BlackSheep of the Westergaard clan. So to escape from his grimy reality, Hans often fantasized a world where he's loved and appreciated by his family, but those daydreams often ended with his father scolding him for having such thoughts.
* SelectiveObliviousness: ''A Frozen Heart'' shows him ignoring any indication that Elsa is not the "monster" he imagines her as. Any moment he starts to feel bad for her, he immediately attempts to rationalize why he shouldn't.
* SelfDeprecation: In ''A Frozen Heart'', Hans tries to make self-deprecating jokes about how he's the runt of the litter and tries to laugh it off, but there’s always a hint of sadness in his voice that only Lars notices.
* SelfHarm: In one scene in the novelization, when he was forced to be in the company of his brothers, Hans ran his fingers over the rough wood of the table and found the pain of the splinters "oddly pleasant. Physical pain he could handle."
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive guy to Kristoff's manly man. Switched around with TheReveal that Hans is actually anything but sensitive.
* SharpDressedMan: Favors a [[TheDandy Beau Brummel]] cut to his suits, admittedly with a different colour palette. It's complete with the PaintedOnPants.
* ShoutOut: His name is a direct reference to the creator of the story that the film is based on: "The Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Anderson.
* ShutUpHannibal: After Elsa thaws out Anna through the Power of Love, Hans [[EvilCannotComprehendGood rants about how impossible it is because Elsa had frozen Anna's heart]]. Anna gives Hans a piece of her mind (and then a sucker-punch) once and for all.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Marks him as a person of interest, making him stand out as a prince among lower aristocrats.
* SlasherSmile: He has a startlingly menacing smile on his face as he prepares to deliver a killing blow to Elsa.
* SmugSnake: At TheReveal, Anna says "You won't get away with this!" as Hans is about to leave her to die. His response? "[[SmugSnake I already have]]."
* TheSociopath: For most of the movie, Hans is shown being a nice person who is always willing to help. It's not until Anna needs his love and they are alone that TheReveal is made, and it's just as shocking to the audience as it is to Anna — he's a very accurate depiction of a sociopath for a Disney film and the WhamLine he utters also throws his character in question. He was actually working to seize control of Arendelle from day one and is [[TheUnfettered willing to kill anyone]] who gets in his way (namely Elsa and Anna) [[VillainWithGoodPublicity while looking like a gentle and noble person to the characters]] ''[[VillainWithGoodPublicity and the audience]]''. Hans reveals that [[ItsAllAboutMe he only ever cared about getting the throne]], and Anna was the easier of the two sisters to seduce. He then explains that now that she's dying, all he needs to do is kill Elsa and become a king, [[SmugSnake smugly thinking he'll get away with it]].
** WordOfGod has confirmed that he was partially based upon the concept of the Evil Mirror in the original story, as he was tailoring his behavior to ''mirror'' that of whomever he interacts with and since the fairy tale had a lot to do with mirrors. To clarify, he acts {{Adorkable}} towards Anna, a would-be MoralityPet towards Elsa, a ReasonableAuthorityFigure towards Arendelle's citizenry and the dignitaries, and a harsh and mean JerkAss towards the Duke. The only time the viewer sees his real persona is a scene where he looks at his own reflection during TheReveal. And even then, the viewer doesn't know which Hans is the real one.
** However, the true extent to which Hans is this trope is a matter of contention. Some seemingly conflicting pieces of WordOfGod have variously both explicitly described him by this term and also emphasized him as a TragicVillain with a strong FreudianExcuse. ''A Frozen Heart'' greatly emphasizes this as well as demonstrating there are people he genuinely cares for. It implies he only behaves like one to emulate his father.
* SpannerInTheWorks: His initial plan is just to woo one of the princesses and manipulate his way into inheriting the kingdom. His actions accidentally unearth Elsa's secrets and kick off the entire plot, which luckily for him so happens to be exactly the kind of situation he can take advantage of.
* SpareToTheThrone: The youngest of ''thirteen'' princes, giving him a very slim chance at inheriting the throne.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His last name has been spelled as Westerguard, Westergard, and even Westergaard. Considering the fact that Jennifer Lee [[http://prince-hans-pants.tumblr.com/post/78090475682/we-now-have-official-confirmation-that-hanss-last never directly stated in her post]] how to spell it, and didn't correct the poster who asked the question, it can be assumed that Westerguard is meant to be correct.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Hans has complete disdain working with the Duke of Weselton. The feeling is mutual, because they have different ideas in dealing with the eternal winter.
* TheyDiedBecauseOfYou: Tells Elsa about Anna being dead from her curse just to get her guard down so that he can kill her.
* ThisCannotBe: After Elsa manages to finally control her powers and thaw out Anna after being frozen through the PowerOfLove, Hans has this very revelation when he sees them both alive and [[EvilCannotComprehendGood exclaims to Anna, "But she froze your heart!"]]
* ThwartedCoupDeGrace: Anna's BarehandedBladeBlock to save Elsa from Hans' CoupDeGrace.
* TragicVillain: Per WordOfGod, as a result of [[FreudianExcuse growing up without love]]. ''A Frozen Heart'' reveals that he was violently bullied by nearly all his brothers from a very young age and he's implied to self-harm as well, while his father coldly saw him as a "weakling", and does nothing to stop his older sons from bullying Hans. The book is also tragic: in a way, Hans began as a noble man who tried to escape the tyranny of his homeland, yet becomes just as violent and brutish as the brothers he hates near the end of the book.
* TykeBomb: Downplayed, but Hans was raised by [[AbusiveParents an abusive man]] who indoctrinated him with the belief that [[TheSocialDarwinist the strong should pick on the weak]], and was often [[BigBrotherBully beaten up and bullied by his older brothers]] for failing to meet his family's harsh standards of ruling their kingdom. From his perspective, any son who doesn't live up to his expectations must be "toughened up to the Westergaard mold". To rectify this, [[WellDoneSonGuy Hans]] slowly decides to become his father's errand-boy in the hopes of being recognized as a dutiful and prodigal son.
* UndercoverWhenAlone: That moment when Hans smiles like he's quite taken with Anna, right after they first met. On the edge of a deserted market in the water under a boat when no one is watching.
* UnknownRival: He and Kristoff are both in the running for Anna. Kristoff isn't really aware he likes Anna until later, Hans doesn't even know Kristoff exists, and neither even are in the same place at the same time until the plot is resolved.
* TheUnfavorite: ''A Frozen Heart'' reveals that his father has very little love for him and generally sees him as a whiner ranting about his brothers bullying him, even if Hans's brothers often bully him in very violent ways. [[WellDoneSonGuy Despite this, Hans often daydreams about having a loving and caring father, even as an adult]], and, [[EvenEvilHasStandards despite his objections]], is regularly forced to use violence against his father's subjects in order to gain respect. Yet, even after following all of his father's orders before setting off to Arendelle, Hans's father has only just begun to respect his youngest son. With Hans's actions in Arendelle, that tiny amount of respect is most likely gone for good.
* TheUnfettered: Before his trip to Arendelle, Hans averted this. He abhorred violence and only committed terrible deeds to get his father to allow him to visit Arendelle. Desperation got the better of him and by halfway into the story, Hans decided he would be a king and free at any cost, even if the cost was the lives of Arendelle's royalty.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Amusingly, for a guy who was villainous in the first place. Hans comes to Arendelle with a relatively simple plot to marry into the royal family and manipulate his way onto the throne, and ends up causing the royal family to fall apart and the queen to accidentally plunge the kingdom into eternal winter entirely by accident. This turns out to be almost the best possible situation for him, but for much of the plot he's as nonplussed as anybody — though [[IndyPloy he ultimately finds out a way]] [[OpportunisticBastard to use it to his advantage.]]
* UsedToBeASweetKid: While the canonicity of ''A Frozen Heart'' is ambiguous, it shows that Hans used to be a boy who simply wanted to be loved by his father and hated his family's cruelty. When word got out about the deaths of Arendelle's king and queen, he's sympathetic to their people and daughter Elsa. He doesn't automatically decide to go and woo their daughter, as it was Lars who suggested that Hans should marry Elsa [[ShipperWithAnAgenda so Hans can find love and leave the Southern Isles]] for good. Hans accepts the idea, but there is still no sign of the man Elsa and Anna met, only figuring he has nothing to lose. He would think about what Elsa would look and be like, wondering if she might actually love him. He spends a few years doing "favors" for his father so that he could go to Arendelle for her coronation, but his father only gave him one day to return home. His desperation to never go back, prove his worth to his family ([[WellDoneSonGuy especially his father]]) and become a king cause him to be more willing to do things he originally and ironically despised and less reluctant to do them. By the time Anna returned from the North Mountain, he's willing to be a villain to avoid his family.
* TheUsurper: Since he's 13th in line for the throne in his country, his main goal is to marry himself to the throne somewhere and rapidly make himself king as soon as he gets or/and sees the right chance. He originally intended to marry Elsa, since she's the heir, but since Anna was a much easier target for his charms due to her naivete and desperation, he adjusted his plan to instead marry Anna and then become king by staging an "[[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident accident]]" for Elsa.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: He's one of the most chilling depictions of a [[TheSociopath sociopath]] in any Disney movie.
* VillainousBreakdown: Hans has a blink-and-miss shot where he argues with the Duke of Weselton that he will protect Arendelle from treason. He looks much angrier than he should be in that scene, hinting at the cruelty boiling under the calm surface, but to the viewer it's meant to come across as him standing firmly behind Anna, and/or the Arendelle citizens who need the "tradeable goods" to keep from freezing to death.
** After witnessing Elsa's escape from the castle dungeon before he can murder her, he gets so pissed off that he pursues her into the blizzard in order to do so at any cost.
* VillainousValour: He gets past Marshmallow by slicing off his leg, and goes to rescue the soldiers.
* VillainBall: Leaving Anna before she's finished freezing turns out to be his undoing. All because he thinks he's already gotten away with his plot, even though Anna is still a massive loose end.
* VillainHasAPoint: "Don't be the monster they fear you are!"
* VillainsNeverLie: After his reveal as EvilAllAlong, Hans is generally honest with Elsa and Anna, although he lies plenty to other people (like telling the dignitaries speaking truthfully when he tells Elsa that Anna returned from North Mountain suffering from an icy curse which Elsa inflicted; and even when he tells her that Anna is dead, he doesn't realize that it's a lie because she was on the brink when he last saw her.
* VillainSong: "Love Is an Open Door" originally comes off as a triumphant IAmBecomingSong of the PowerOfLove to heal. However, after Hans [[BeneathTheMask reveals his]] [[EvilAllAlong true colors]], the song transforms into a stealth VillainSong, in which Anna's naivete becomes an "open door" for Hans' plan to usurp Arendelle's throne. Anna and Hans' exchange of "We finish each other's—Sandwiches!—That's what I was going to say!" goes from being {{Adorkable}} to evidence of Hans' [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative prowess]]. The paired singing of "You and I were just meant to be" becomes especially emblematic of the film's {{Subversion}} of LoveAtFirstSight; real life romance takes time to develop. According to WordOfGod, "Love Is An Open Door" is indeed supposed to be a straight up VillainSong, disguised as a romantic duet.
* VillainousValor: As evidenced by his fight with Marshmallow. Pursuing Elsa into the deadly snowstorm after she escaped from the dungeon may count as well.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Hans, ''even towards the viewer''. No one knows about his usurpation plan and instead view him as TheWisePrince.
* WalkingSpoiler: Just telling someone he's the antagonist of the movie spoils it for people who have never seen the movie before.
* WarriorPrince: As it turns out, Hans is pretty good with a sword and has been doing so for years, resulting in most of his muscles coming from excessive sword fighting.
* WellDoneSonGuy: ''A Frozen Heart'' reveals that he is this taken to extremes and it is the driving force behind his goals. His father often regards him as an annoyance who whines about his brothers bullying him, even if Hans's brothers often bully him in very violent ways. It's suggested his father encourages this out of his dislike of "weakness". Despite this, Hans often daydreams about having a loving and caring father, even as an adult, and is forced to use violence against his father's subjects in order to gain respect despite his objections. To rectify this, Hans slowly decides to become his father's errand boy in the hopes of being recognized as a dutiful and prodigal son. His drive to be a king, even if he must do terrible things to Anna and Elsa, stems from an obsession with being something worthwhile to his dad. Even his mirroring of people's personalities was something he picked up from his father, who encouraged this behavior so Hans could get what he wants. Yet, even after following all of his father's orders before setting off to Arendelle, Hans's father has only just begun to respect his youngest son, as he only gives Hans one day to return home. To say that Hans has daddy issues is putting it mildly.
* WhamLine: "Oh, Anna...''if only there was someone out there who loved you''."
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: The act of true love that thawed Anna's frozen heart left Hans [[EvilCannotComprehendGood confused and dumbstruck]]. "But she froze your heart..."
* WhatTheHellHero:
** Both Elsa and Kristoff call Anna out for getting engaged to someone she just met. After the guy turns out to be a lying, manipulative, power-hungry sociopath, one sees they were right for the different reasons. Even Hans mocks Anna for this when he reveals his true colors.
** Hans calls out Elsa for nearly killing Weselton's soldiers while they were defenseless.
* WickedCultured: He's well-mannered, suave, and well-versed in the ways of royal leadership. He's also a power-hungry bastard.
* WouldHitAGirl: Tries to ''outright kill'' Elsa with his sword in the climax, being stopped only when Anna blocks him from her just when she freezes over completely.
* WrongGuyFirst: Just because he ''seems'' like the whole package doesn't mean that he is.
* XanatosSpeedChess: He definitely has a knack for [[LetNoCrisisGoToWaste taking advantage of events to further his own primary goals]]. The novelization ''A Frozen Heart'' goes into detail about how quickly he can adapt:
** Plan A: Woo Elsa and convince her to marry him. (Hans bumped into Elsa's hitherto unknown sister Anna instead.)
** Plan B: Woo Anna, convince Elsa to bless their marriage, and eventually arrange to overthrow Elsa, preferably without violence. (Elsa refused to bless the marriage and revealed her ice magic; and then Anna set out to look for her, leaving him in charge.)
** Plan C: Rule Arendelle in Anna's absence. (Anna's horse comes back without Anna, and the people are worried; they might revolt if Hans just left her to her fate, so...)
** Plan D: Set out in search of Anna and Elsa, to bring Anna back and/or convince Elsa to stop the snow. (He couldn't find Anna, and while he did manage to capture Elsa, he couldn't convince her to stop the snow.)
** Plan E: With Elsa locked up and helpless and Anna missing and presumed dead, rule Arendelle as in Plan C. (Anna came back, cursed by Elsa.)
** Plan F: Leave Anna for dead, accuse Elsa of murdering her sister, and execute Elsa. (Anna wasn't quite dead, and she blocked his attack on Elsa.)
* YouAreInCommandNow: Anna leaves Hans in charge of governing Arendelle, so that she can go look for Elsa.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: His plan for everyone involved. Just tweak it to "no longer about to live", and this is how he treats Anna when she reveals her curse. He also decides to kill Elsa when she says she can't stop the winter she caused.
* YoungestChildWins: His backstory is that he's a inversion to this rule, being the youngest of thirteen siblings and growing up knowing he'll never receive the crown.
* YouthfulFreckles: Upon close ups, we can see that Hans also has freckles. Like Elsa, they aren't very noticeable.
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[[folder:Sitron]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/FrankWelker

Hans's horse.
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* AllThereInTheManual: His name is revealed to Sitron in the books, which is Ascended Fanon after Jennifer Lee heard that fans were calling the horse "Lemon", so he was given the Norwegian equivalent.
* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: Like Sven, he's clearly a lot smarter than your average horse but he doesn't get as much screentime.
* CoolHorse: A [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fjord_horse Fjord horse]], going by his coat and mane.
* MoralityPet: Downplayed example for [[EvilPrince Hans]]. According to his father, Sitron is Hans's favorite horse and Hans seems fond of him. The fact that Hans doesn't dehumanize or treat Sitron poorly even as Hans becomes more desperate and underhanded suggests that he does care for his horse to some degree.
* MulticoloredHair: Sitron has a white and black mane and tail, and is buckskin (tan with darker legs).
* NiceGuy: Very sweet and a stark contrast to his owner.
* NonHumanSidekick: Hans's horse.
* SkunkStripe: He has a black streak of hair on his mostly white mane, and a larger black streak in his tail.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: He knocks into Anna, prompting [[CrashIntoHello her and Hans' meeting]] and setting off Hans's plot to marry into Arendelle's royalty.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Disappears from the film altogether before Hans's true plans are revealed.
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[[folder:Westergaard Family]]

Hans's family, including his father, mother and brothers.
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* AbusiveParents: The King is an emotionally abusive man who encourages violence and frequently makes his lack of respect for his youngest son blatant, going so far to encourage his older sons to physically abuse Hans. It's implied that he stripped Hans of his noble privileges after his failed takeover of Arendelle and penalized him to hard labor, which includes shoveling manure in the royal stables.
* {{Adorkable}}: Lars is described in ''A Frozen Heart'' as an avid historian and would spend hours rambling about it. Hans was the only person to find it endearing.
* AloofBigBrother: While Lars was the only brother whom Hans could feel a little close to, he never got along with the other eleven, as they follow their father's view of preying on the weak, and therefore, see him as their [[ExtremeDoormat punching bag]] and [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex made him feel inferior to them]]. When he tells Anna that three of them pretended he was non-existent for two years, he tries to downplay and dismiss it as "what brothers do", but the look on his face clearly and visibly indicates that he's upset. WordOfGod supports his stated backstory that he grew up without love and ''A Frozen Heart'' confirms this.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: The king always regarded all of his twelve older sons as superior to Hans, who actually seems to agree with this. His brothers were more effective, more skilled and more capable of wooing eligible maidens than he was. It's one of his driving factors for his plans in Arendelle, to prove he can claim a throne more effectively by himself. And even after creating an international debacle by sullying the Westergaard name in Arendelle, Hans' father still coldly regards him as a [[DisappointedInYou disappointment in his eyes.]]
* AwfulWeddedLife: It's likely the marriage was a political one, as King Westergaard coldly regards his wife as a TrophyWife whose role is to produce more heirs for the kingdom. Hans's married brothers don't seem to have a good relationship with their wives either, with Caleb blatantly ignoring his own in favor of his father's attention. Even Lars, the good brother, doesn't generally seem to see eye-to-eye with his arranged wife Helga, and even though he was set to be a father, Helga desired to keep the child for herself. Hans wonders how most of his brothers, who are violent brutes to boot, managed to woo these women to their side, but chose to neglect them once they're married.
* BigBrotherBully: With the exception of Lars, all of Hans's brothers took sadistic delight in making Hans's life a living hell, and like their father, coldly see him their punching bag. Their actions went from standard jokes and tirades to being physically abusive, with the twins Rudi and Runo bullying him the most. In one case, three of them even pretended Hans was a non-entity for ''two straight years'', while in another, they threw glass at him just for daydreaming, not to mention being thrown off moving carts, shoved in the mud countless times and losing numerous fistfights. It's gotten so bad that Hans [[DespairEventHorizon has given up fighting back out of fear that they'll just treat him even worse]], but this only enabled them to bully him even more while his father becomes more emotionally abusive.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Lars was the only brother who wanted to help Hans, giving him advice and being someone to talk to when things were getting too stressful. Unfortunately, his influence was severely limited, likely due to their father not accepting such actions.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: Hans' family can be accurately described as one, big dysfunctional family: his parents are too neglectful to spend time with him, while his older brothers, who are too rowdy and neglectful of their wives, choose to bully him just because he's the youngest of the baker's dozen.
* TheConfidant: Lars was the only person Hans ever felt comfortable with when it comes to the nightmare of living in the Southern Isles, the emotional damage he suffered and the fear of never getting to meet someone. Lars assisted him in many things, from knowing about how Hans would spend hours at the pier to clear his head, to trying to set Hans up to meet Princess Elsa for a potential marriage.
* TheCorrupter: The King's influence corrupted most of his sons. It took an attempt to escape his father for Hans's corruption to finally kick in.
* DisappointedInYou: Except for his mother and Lars, most of Hans' family never gets tired of routinely telling Hans how much of a disappointment he was, is, and will remain as one in their eyes. Even after sullying the Westergaard name in Arendelle, they still see him as an incompetent and worthless man.
* DramaticIrony: Since Hans lied about so much else, Anna doubts that his family is as bad as he claimed, so she figured the best punishment for him is to be sent back for his family to sort it out.
* TheDreaded: Both Hans and the citizens of the Southern Isles are terrified of the scope of King Westergaard's wrath, as he uses DisproportionateRetribution to forcibly control the kingdom and brutally suppress any criticism levied on him. A peasant is bad-mouthing the king? [[PoliceState They're]] [[DystopianEdict brutally]] [[DeadlyEuphemism "silenced"]]. Anybody behind on their taxes? [[EvilDebtCollector A prince is sent down to forcibly strong-arm and shake down delinquent taxpayers]]. Anybody refusing to pay their taxes? [[CrushingThePopulace The government kills those on the spot who refuse to do so as a warning to others]]. A farmer fails to to meet their production quota or makes a minor error in supplying the government? [[DisproportionateRetribution The army confiscates their livestock and burns their farm down to the ground]]. Anybody causing an international incident or committing a crime? [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil They're condemned to slavery or hard labor]].
* DysfunctionalFamily: The Westergaards are one big, screwed-up family.
** The king is an apathetic and stone-cold man who generally regards his youngest son with utter contempt, dismissing him as an incompetent coward and useless "weakling" who couldn't stand up to the taunts they throw at him, while regarding his wife as an object whose job is to produce more heirs for the kingdom. To him, any of his thirteen sons who doesn't live up to his high but harsh expectations, must be "toughened up to the Westergaard mold" by being physically and emotionally abused, alongside being forcibly indoctrinated in the view that only the fittest survive in this dog-eat-dog world.
** Besides Hans, the queen is the family's other ExtremeDoormat, as while she loves her children and desires them to stop treating Hans so horribly, years of childbirth and her husband's [[TheCorrupter corrupting influence]] towards their sons has rendered her unable to do anything but acknowledge Hans with weak smiles.
** With the exception of Lars, all of Hans's brothers are violent brutes who see Hans as their punching bag, and like their father, view him as a coward who doesn't know how to fight back. They took sadistic delight in making Hans's life a living hell, and their actions went from standard jokes and tirades to being physically abusive, with the twins Rudi and Runo bullying him the most. And most of them don't even have a good relationship with their wives either; for example, the oldest, Caleb, blatantly ignores his pregnant wife in favor of getting his father's attention.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Subverted. When they attend their mother's birthday in ''A Frozen Heart'', it's suggested they only came because their father wanted them to make an appearance. However, they seem to resent Hans for being cared about by their mother, going so far as to rudely ridicule him for being a MommasBoy.
* EvilDebtCollector: Like a typical extortionist, King Westergaard sends down one of his sons to forcibly strong-arm and shake down delinquent villagers who are behind on their taxes. And if they refuse to pay, they're immediately killed on the spot as a warning sign for others.
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: King Westergaard and his more violent sons took pleasure in their mistreatment of Hans.
* EvilerThanThou: King Westergaard is an unfeeling tyrant and most of his sons are either violent brutes or devoted yes-men. They destroy anyone or anything around them through violence and intimidation. Essentially meaning, comparing him to everyone but Lars, Hans is the good one by default.
* EvilOverlord: In stark contrast to King Agnarr, Hans' father is an absolute tyrant and stone-cold dictator who runs the Southern Isles extremely viciously as a totalitarian PoliceState, using barbaric methods such as taxing his subjects to abject poverty while brutally rubbing out any critics of the regime. The cruel manner in which he runs the country is what forces Hans to find a way to permanently leave his homeland and escape the tyranny he witnessed so far.
* ExtremeDoormat: Besides Hans, the queen is the family's other Extreme Doormat, as while she loves her children and desires them to stop treating Hans so horribly, years of childbirth and [[TheCorrupter her husband's corrupting influence]] towards their sons has rendered her unable to do anything but acknowledge Hans with weak smiles.
* {{Foil}}:
** King Westergaard is very much the polar opposite of King Agnarr. While Agnarr loved both his daughters unconditionally, Westergaard only favored his sons who were most loyal and useful to him, while apathetically treating his youngest son as a nuisance. While Agnarr genuinely loved Iduna, Westergaard is at best indifferent to his wife. While Agnarr forced Elsa and Anna to separate from each other for their safety, Westergaard allowed and encouraged his sons to torment Hans out of contempt and cruelty. And while both are responsible for a child developing depression, Agnarr only wanted to keep Elsa and Anna safe, Westergaard is unfeeling to Hans.
** As a whole, the Westergaard clan is this to the trolls. While the trolls were Kristoff's adopted non-human family who treated him with love, the Westergaards are Hans's biological human family that treated him like a monster.
** On another note, the Southern Isles is the complete opposite of Arendelle. While Arendelle seems to be a democratic monarchy whose queen and princess are open and friendly towards their people, the Southern Isles is an exceptionally totalitarian PoliceState run by a stone-hearted and violent tyrant whose wrath knows no bounds, treating his subjects like trash and his sons as his enforcers.
* FreudianExcuse: Like Hans, Lars was also bullied for being the youngest (albeit not as violently). Because of this, Lars abhorred how his brothers cruelly treat their youngest brother and is the only one to stand up for Hans. Hans wasn't sure if the bullying Lars himself suffered made him pity his youngest brothers or if he was a genuinely nice person because of it.
* TheGhost: They don't appear in the film or any book set after it. Their only appearance is in ''A Frozen Heart'', which has no illustrations, thus it isn't known what they look like.
* GreaterScopeVillain: The King's [[TheCorrupter corrupting influence]] and [[AbusiveParents emotional abuse]] slowly molded Hans into the man he is today.
* HateSink: Not even Hans regards his father and most of his brothers in the most positive light. From Hans' perspective, he sees the Southern Isles and his family's castle as a penitentiary, with his father acting as the prison warden, while his brothers serve as the jailers. And like any prison escapee, he wants to find a way to escape his homeland's harsh conditions for good and settle down somewhere else peacefully.
* HatesSmallTalk: Hans' father often times got very annoyed whenever Hans tries to make small talk with him, always asking him "to get straight to the point" any time he deemed Hans had overstayed too long in his presence, ordering him to get out. And it's justified as the king has more important things to focus on than Hans' attempts at small talk about his brothers bullying him, coldly dismissing him as nothing more than a whiner and a nuisance.
* InadequateInheritor: Hans and Lars don't agree with their father doting on Caleb, first in-line for the throne, seeing him as an irresponsible ManChild who ignores his family and doesn't take being the heir to the throne with any seriousness.
* {{Jerkass}}: Hans' father and brothers, sans one, are even bigger assholes than Hans himself, given the way they treat him and the abusive manner they run the kingdom, and the blatant way they ignore their wives. It's suggested that Hans may have picked up some of their abrasive habits to emulate them, and to elevate himself as a dutiful sibling and prodigal son.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: King Westergaard threw his wife's birthday party just for political reasons and to show off. And most of his sons attended their mother's birthday just to impress their father and taunt Hans.
* KarmaHoudini: Anna and Elsa, desiring to get Hans out of sight and out of mind as soon as possible so they can move on with their lives, choose to send him back to his family, completely unaware of what kind of people they are. As such, his father got away with tormenting Hans and continues to do so, as shown in ''Frozen Fever''.
* KickTheDog: Eleven of Hans' brothers never get tired making Hans miserable for not living up to their father's cruel expectations. For example, he's visibly afraid of attending his own mother's birthday for five minutes, as even a short amount of time with his entire family always ends in a debacle, and as such, he idly stands outside the door for twenty minutes preparing himself. And when he does finally enter the room, his father scolds him for being excessively late and daydreaming, becoming the family's laughing stock.
* KnightOfCerebus: Unlike Hans, there's nothing remotely funny or sympathetic about the king. Every chapter he appears in demonstrates how cruel and demanding he is.
* LackOfEmpathy: The king has no concern for anyone but himself, as to him, his wife is nothing more than someone to provide heirs. His people are a source of income he can abuse to his heart's content. Also, any son who doesn't live up to expectations, namely Hans, must be "toughened up to the Westergaard mold" by being physically and emotionally abused. Most of his sons have inherited this, feeling nothing to the people they abuse and hurt, whether it's their wives or their youngest brother. Though Hans himself averted this initially, his fear of going home and [[WellDoneSonGuy forever being the throwaway made him desperate enough to follow his father's example]].
* MoralityPet: Lars and the Queen seem to be the only people Hans genuinely respects and cares for.
* NiceGuy: Lars appears to lack anything that made Hans's brothers awful. He does not appear to be violent, he doesn't seem as obsessed with earning their father's admiration and he actually wanted to help Hans find a wife and leave their abusive home for good.
* NoNameGiven: The only brothers named are Caleb (the oldest), Lars (the third born) and the twins Rudi and Runo (their placement is unknown), but the others are unknown. The king and queen are unnamed as well.
* NoSenseOfHumor: While Lars was the nicest of Hans's brothers, he's described by Hans as being unable to share a laugh, having no concept of humor and being too serious.
* ParentalFavoritism: Though the king favors all of his twelve older and more useful sons, he seems to dote over his oldest son Caleb (who's next in line to the throne), while coldly regarding his "weakling" youngest son Hans as a throwaway and useless spare. To rectify this, [[WellDoneSonGuy Hans]] slowly decided to become his father's gofer and errand boy in the hopes of being recognized as a dutiful and prodigal son.
* ParentalNeglect: Hans' father deliberately chooses to be distant and neglectful of him, coldly dismissing him as a "weakling" and incompetent coward who doesn't know how to fight back, giving him little to no attention at all while doting on his older sons, especially Caleb. Also, Hans being against his family's violent methods of controlling the kingdom made him the proverbial BlackSheep of the family. So in his view, [[TheSocialDarwinist the strong should pick on the weak]], and [[TykeBomb Hans being forcibly "toughened up in the Westergaard mold" by his brothers at a young age]] is a sign of "good politics and strength", claiming that Hans should "learn a thing or two" from his brothers.
* PoliceState: What the Southern Isles is, in essence. Killing those who don't pay their taxes on time or criticize the rulers, slavery, torturing prisoners, and forcibly seizing a farmer's property just because they couldn't meet their production quota are just one of several hallmarks of a totalitarian dictatorship, and King Westergaard is a brutal and stone-cold tyrant who runs the kingdom in a notoriously draconian manner.
* RoyallyScrewedUp: The Westergaards are basically a BigScrewedUpFamily -- Hans' parents are [[ParentalNeglect too neglectful]] to spend time with him, while his older brothers, who are too rowdy and neglectful of their wives, [[BigBrotherBully choose to bully him just because he's the youngest]].
* ShipperWithAnAgenda: Lars was the one who suggested to Hans that he go to Arendelle, meet Elsa and get her to fall in love with him. His reasoning wasn't because he thought they'd be a good couple (though Hans's disappointment in not meeting a potential wife for him may have played a factor) but so Hans can have a home, and start a new family ''away'' from the Southern Isles.
* TheSocialDarwinist: In ''A Frozen Heart'', Prince Hans's father coldly regards his youngest son with utter disgust and contempt, comparing him to a "weakling" and an idiotic coward who couldn't stand up to the abuse he and his older sons throw at Hans. To him, any of his thirteen sons displaying a softer side is a sign of weakness, so it must by countered by forcing them to be "toughened up in the Westergaard mold", i.e., to be [[TykeBomb forcibly indoctrinated from a young age that the strong have a right to pick on the weak]]. And from his POV, Hans being against his family's violent methods of controlling the kingdom has made him the BlackSheep of the Westergaard clan. To counter his youngest son's weak nature, he encourages his older sons to bully and torment Hans at his expense, which to him is a "sign of strength", and believes it's all "good politics" so Hans could be forced to use his family's methods of controlling the subjects, [[EvenEvilHasStandards despite what Hans has to say or object]]. By the end of ''A Frozen Heart'', [[TheCorrupter his father's corrupting]] [[GreaterScopeVillain influence]] has slowly poisoned Hans into becoming an unfeeling and ruthless man, driving him to dehumanize everyone (including Elsa, Anna and the Duke of Weselton) in his quest for power.
* TheSociopath: King Westergaard of the Southern Isles seems to be a more accurate depiction of this than his youngest son. While Hans does display many aspects of a sociopath, it's debatable if he truly is one, due to a strong FreudianExcuse and establishing the fact that he genuinely cares for Lars and [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas their mother]]. His father blatantly cares nothing for his wife, throwing her birthday just to make a show of it, and [[EvilOverlord treats the people of the Southern Isles quite viciously]], taxing them to poverty while brutalizing and possibly killing anyone who criticizes him or doesn't pay their taxes. It's implied he doesn't actually care about his sons unless they are of use to him in some way, as he only starts to treat Hans better because he became his right hand man three years before Hans went to Arendelle. Since Hans is an obsessive WellDoneSonGuy, he may have picked up some of his family's less than savory traits to emulate them and make himself [[TheDutifulSon the prodigal son]].
* SpoiledBrat: All but one of Hans's brothers were pampered and doted on by their father for how useful they were to him. Caleb in particular seems to be worst, due to being the oldest and the king's favorite son. Hans and Lars see him as a largely irresponsible slacker, ignoring his pregnant wife for his father's attention and treating the idea of running a kingdom like a child's game.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: According to Hans himself in ''A Frozen Heart'', all but one of his brothers have red hair like him. The only exception is Runo, whose blonde hair (that stuck straight up), pale eyes and eyebrows made him look as if he's perpetually shocked.
* ThemeTwinNaming: Hans has a set of fraternal twins for brothers named "Runo" and "Rudi".
* TokenGoodTeammate: Lars and the queen were the only family Hans had that didn't hurt him or any of the citizens.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Lars had good intentions in helping to mold Hans into Elsa's suitor, but because he didn't keep a close eye on his little brother during the three years Hans spent as their father's assistant, Lars didn't see how desperate Hans became that he was willing to be as cruel as their family to be free. As such, it's only because of his good intentions that Hans ends up manipulating (and almost killing) two innocent women.
* VillainOfAnotherStory: King Westergaard is a cruel dictator who abuses his sons into being bullies and sycophantic abusers totally loyal to him, treats his wife with complete indifference and has turned the Southern Isles into a PoliceState that drives people into poverty or has them killed or imprisoned for either criticizing him or not providing enough money or food. If this were Hans's story, his father would be the BigBad and Hans would be TheHero. Unfortunately, [[WellDoneSonGuy Hans's fear of being a disappointment to his father and unwillingness to return to that abusive household]] made him the villain of Anna and Elsa's story.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Like Hans, all of the Princes of the Southern Isles are motivated by a desire to make their father proud of them. Even their abuse of Hans seems to be out of a desire to make their father favor them for showing no tolerance for "weakness".
* WhiteSheep: With Hans's actions in Arendelle painting him a criminal, Lars is now the only son of King Westergaard who doesn't follow his father's desire to hurt people.
* WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent: The king often claims that Hans should "learn a thing or two" from his older brothers, often berating and emotionally abusing him for not fighting back at their taunts.
* WouldHurtAChild: Even when Hans was a small boy, his brothers were physically abusive.
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!!Weselton

[[folder:The Duke Of Weselton]]
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[[caption-width-right:244: "If we don't do something soon, we'll all freeze to death!"]]

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AlanTudyk

A neighboring duke who wants to exploit Arendelle's riches and sees Elsa's powers as evil.
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* AnalogyBackfire: "Like a chicken with the face of a monkey, I fly!"
* AristocratsAreEvil: His Machiavellian plans to dominate Arendelle's economy place him firmly in this trope. However, his ruthlessness pales in comparison to the thoroughly treacherous and cold-hearted Prince of the Southern Isles, Hans Westergaard.
* BaldOfEvil: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. He hides his baldness with a [[DodgyToupee wig that does its job poorly]].
* BerserkButton: Mispronouncing his home of Weselton as "Weaseltown".
-->'''Kai''': Your majesty, the duke of Weaseltown.\\
'''The Duke''': ''Weselton''!
* BigBadWannabe: He remains an active threat through the movie and the audience has come to believe that he's the mastermind, but they couldn't be more wrong. Hans truly upstages him in terms of evilness.
* BurnTheWitch: His attitude towards Elsa after her powers are revealed, including sending his men to kill her.
* CoolOldGuy: In the ballroom scene, it's evident that he ''thinks'' he's this, but he just comes off as a buffoon. Granted, he ''is'' pretty spry for a man his age.
* DecoyAntagonist: The Duke of Weselton and his guards are set up to be the primary villains from first sight, what with the "exploiting" quote and the guards trying to kill Elsa, but Hans, who seemed to be Anna's love interest, eventually takes over as the main antagonist.
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: Does this early on in the film about his intentions for the kingdom.
* DodgyToupee: Wears a wig to cover a bald spot. It flops up and down when he dances.
* DramaQueen: He's prone to overreacting to everything, like claiming Elsa tried to kill him, when all she did was generate some ice in his direction, what with her powers being out of control, something Hans calls him out on. At the very end of the film he even tries claiming he's suffering from trauma after everything he went through.
* EasilyForgiven: Downplayed. When he appears in ''Across the Sea'', it's clear Anna and Elsa are avoiding Weselton for his actions in the film, but they are willing to be friendlier to him during their stay in Vakretta.
* EntitledBastard: Despite being a prejudicial {{Jerkass}} who tried to exploit Arendelle's wealth and have Elsa killed simply for being a magic user, when everything is resolved, he ''still'' genuinely expects an audience with Elsa to discuss business. Elsa makes sure he's sent home with nothing.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: The book "Across the Sea'' reveals he has family in Vakretta, a kingdom Anna and Elsa are visiting. He seems willing to be on friendlier terms with them for this.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: The Duke may be a total {{Jerkass}}, but he was noticeably distraught when he was led to believe by [[ManipulativeBastard Hans]] that Elsa had killed Anna with an ice curse. He's also one of the first men to depart the room when Anna demands that Hans kiss her.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: His proper name is never revealed.
* EvilOldFolks: He says that he wants to exploit the economy of Arendelle kingdom in his first appearance.
* EvilVsEvil: With Prince Hans but it's largely downplayed since both never really know about each others' plans until the end and any fighting they do is minor. However, it's clear they don't really like one another, and each attempt to back-stab one another.
* FantasticRacism: Given his reaction to Elsa's powers being revealed, it's not hard to guess that the Duke has a certain prejudice towards people with magic.
* FantasticSlurs: As a consequence of the above; he frequently refers to Elsa as a "monster".
* GeneralRipper: Has a murderously judgmental hatred of magic and sorcery and those who practice them as "monsters", and will kill anyone he believes associated with them. The Duke even goes behind Prince Hans' back and orders his two men to assassinate Elsa once the search party reaches her ice palace.
* GiftedlyBad: He has an... ''interesting'' dance style.
* {{Greed}}: His main reason for visiting Arendelle is he wants to exploit their wealth.
* IcyBlueEyes: His eyes represent his jerkass and domineering personality.
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: The name of his town keeps getting mispronounced as ''Weasel''-ton. Gets turned into MaliciousMisnaming at the end when Kai informs him of the cut ties, makes a point of pronouncing it "Weasel Town". Even Hans snidely calls him a "weasel" behind his back in ''A Frozen Heart''.
* {{Jerkass}}: It's takes a special kind of jerk to turn on the Queen who has benefited your country for many years just because she has freaky ice powers.
* KickTheDog: He is willing to let freezing people die rather than give them blankets ("tradeable goods"). Hans really doesn't like him for that.
* LaserGuidedKarma: He came to Arendelle hoping to gain control of the kingdom's wealth and discover its secrets for himself, even to the point of trying to have Elsa killed. In the end, he's sent home and Elsa cuts off all trade with Weselton.
* LaughablyEvil: He causes a lot of trouble for Elsa, even sending his two bodyguards to shoot her, but then again, this is also the same guy who was afraid he could have died from slipping on ice.
* MeaningfulName: Weselton is frequently mispronounced as 'Weaseltown' throughout the movie. Fittingly, the Duke is a rather weaselly and spineless character. Even Hans mockingly refers to him as a "weasel" behind his back.
* NeverMyFault: Refuses to own up to any part he may have had in causing Elsa to flee and accidentally start the EndlessWinter. Even ''Hans'' calls him out on it.
* NoNameGiven: His real name is never brought up.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: The Duke seems to be a pretty laughably incompetent {{jerkass}} at worst, for the most part. Then he coldly orders his two henchmen to kill Elsa, and he says it in a tone that suggests he is dead-set on having Elsa killed.
* ObviouslyEvil: PlayedForLaughs in his EstablishingCharacterMoment, wherein he catches himself muttering about exploiting Arendelle's wealth.
--> ''[[LampshadeHanging Did I just say that out loud?]]''
* PetTheDog: In ''Across the Sea'', he's grateful to Elsa for using her power to help Vakretta's current heat wave and sees the sisters off as they leave.
* RedHerring: Virtually all promotional materials, including the voice acting leaks, have made him out to be the main villain of the story (and many people would assume seeing how Alan Tudyk previously had voiced King Candy in ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', who was the main villain of that movie), when it's actually the younger and less ObviouslyEvil Prince Hans.
* PragmaticVillainy: The only reason he wants to save the Kingdom in the first place is to make off with its riches and tradeable goods, which would cease to exist if the Kingdom was destroyed.
* RunningGag: His duchy's name is mispronounced as the embarrassingly phonetic "Weaseltown".
* TortureTechnician: ''A Frozen Heart'' has his bodyguards imply that he frequently tortures people for information.
* WouldHitAGirl: By proxy when he orders his bodyguards to assassinate Elsa.
* YouMonster: He shouts this to Elsa after she almost freezes him.
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[[caption-width-right:350: Erik (left), Francis (right).]]

The two bodyguards of the Duke. They serve as tertiary antagonists. Their main job is to protect the Duke at all costs.
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* BadassBeard: The bearded one is a competent soldier, and so is the non-bearded one. It's more likely to tell them apart.
* BadassLongCoat: With RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver coloring they are dangerous.
* TheDividual: They essentially act identical in their role, with their only real distinguishing trait being that one has a beard and the other doesn't.
* HollywoodTactics: Averted on the small scale. After their initial shots on Elsa fail, they split up to surround her.
* {{Hypercompetent Sidekick}}s: They're fierce, ruthless, and martially gifted. Compare that with their boss' lack of subtlety and giftedly bad dancing.
* NoNameGiven: Their names are never revealed, though the Fan Nickname for the beardless one of the pair is "Fritz". The novelization gives them the names Erik and Francis.
* NumberTwo: They are the trusted and strong bodyguards to [[BigBadWannabe The Duke of Weselton]].
* PermaStubble: "Fritz" has a nine o' clock shadow.
* PerpetualFrowner: 99% of the time but that's just their look of concentration.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Both wear red and black long coats.
* TheStoic: They're usually seen with straight faces.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: They're always seen together and doing Weselton's dirty work.
* VillainousValour: Despite Elsa's vast powers, the two are willing to attack her armed with only crossbows.
* WeaponOfChoice: Both prefer a crossbow.
* WouldHitAGirl: Neither one shows any moral problem with trying to assassinate Elsa.
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Tropes of the cast of Disney's ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' and ''Disney/FrozenFever''.

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''Note: The characters on this page would later appear in a season-long crossover between ''Frozen'' and the universe of ''Series/OnceUponATime''. For tropes relating to the characters as shown in the live-action crossover, see Characters/OnceUponATimeMagicalLands.''
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!!Arendelle Royal Family

[[folder:Princess Anna of Arendelle]]
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[[caption-width-right:193: "I'm not leaving without you, Elsa."]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KristenBell\\
(Child Anna) '''Voiced by:''' Livvy Stubenrauch (speaking) and Katie Lopez (singing)\\
(9-year old Anna) '''Voiced by:''' Agatha Lee Monn

The main protagonist of the film and the younger sister to Elsa.
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* {{Adorkable}}: She's a bumbling romantic. Her dancing's even more so. Given everything before that point has shown Anna to be ''extremely'' energetic, you'd expect her dancing to be the same. Not so. She just sort of jigs in place in a very restrained fashion.
* AffectionateParody: Of other Disney Princesses such as the whole true love aspect, wanting to marry Hans when she barely knows him with Elsa and Kristoff criticizing her.
* AgonyOfTheFeet: She gets hers stepped on by the Duke of Weselton while they dance.
* AllLovingHeroine: All she wants is to reconnect with her big sister, and she believes in ThePowerOfLove.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: PlayedForLaughs when she and Elsa are still kids, as demonstrated when Anna climbs into Elsa's bed and begs her to wake up and play with her, then rolls around in mock angst when Elsa doesn't want to join in, only to give in when Anna asks "Do you want to build a snowman?". After the accident, Anna's relentless efforts to reach out to Elsa, who in turn ''continuously'' shrugs her off in order to protect her, are depicted in a very heartbreaking way.
* TheAntiNihilist: Despite Anna growing up in grim situations and having a rather dysfunctional and troubled childhood, Anna never stopped believing that one day, it would get better. She extends the same attitude and outlook regarding her sister Elsa and their relationship. She believes that despite Elsa shutting her out for many years, not being able to control her powers, and accidentally setting off an EndlessWinter upon
[[Characters/FrozenArendelleRoyalFamily Arendelle that she is worthy of saving and helping. Her optimistic personality won't allow her to not believe that everything will get better with time and that fighting for it is how it can happen.
* AnythingThatMoves: Downplayed.
Royal Family]][[note]]Princess Anna is so desperate for romance that she will pretty much fall for any guy that she comes into contact with. It's justified because for the majority of her life, she has felt isolated lonely, neglected, abandoned and generally unloved. Anna wanted to marry Hans the very same day that they met. One of Anna's character flaws is that she is incredibly naive about romance and true love, which is something that she learns about later in the story.
* BadassAdorable: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]. She smacks down a wolf with a lute, hurls flaming wreckage at two more, saves Kristoff from falling into a chasm, knocks a giant {{Snowlem|s}} over with a tree, and [[spoiler:punches her ex-fiancé in the face, sending him flying over a railing]]. Still the story places more focus on her [[PluckyGirl plucky]] aspects than her action ones.
* BadassInDistress: Saves herself from her curse as well as saving Elsa and stopping Hans all at the same time.
* BadassNormal: Anna may be a normal human without any magical powers like her sister Elsa, but that doesn't make her any less fearless, adventurous and capable of being badass.
* BattleCouple: Downplayed with Kristoff throughout the story until they have a RelationshipUpgrade at the end of the story and become an OfficialCouple. Kristoff and Anna go on a journey and adventure in order to find Elsa so that summer can return to Arendelle. Along the way on their journey, they encounter many times when they have to battle numerous obstacles such as wolves and a large ice monster.
* BettyAndVeronica: Anna is the Archie to Kristoff's Veronica (manly ice farmer) and Hans's Betty (cultured prince).
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Gets angry enough at Marshmallow to throw a snowball at him. At the end, she punches Hans in the face so hard that he falls off a ship into the harbor.
* BigDamnHeroes: Saves Elsa's life by taking a sword slash for her just as her body totally freezes, which counts as the act of true love that in turn saves ''her'' life.
* BigEater:
** If the first word to come out of her mouth after "We finish each other's -- " is ''sandwiches'', she clearly loves food.
*** This gets a [[ContinuityNod nod]] in ''Frozen Fever'', where one of the gifts she receives for her birthday is a [[DagwoodSandwich sandwich about as long as her torso.]]
** "I wanna stuff some chocolate in my face!"
* BigNo: As she jumps in front of Elsa just as Hans is about to strike her with his sword.
* BigSisterWorship: Despite their estranged relationship, Anna seems to have a strong admiration for her older sister Elsa. She seems to admire her and is amazed by what she is capable of. Such admiration is obvious when Anna and Elsa are children playing together and Anna cannot help but be in awe of Elsa's magic. In addition, Anna is very motivated and determined to rebuild the relationship with her sister as she misses how close they were in their childhood. In turn, Elsa has strong BigSisterInstinct towards Anna and is a CoolBigSis towards her.
* BirdsOfAFeather: What initially draws her to Hans is her belief that they are the same; looking for love, overlooked by their siblings, etc.
* BodyHorror: What she goes through after Elsa accidentally freezes her heart. Her hair slowly turns white, frostbite forms on her fingers and face, and she eventually turns into a solid ice statue.
* BraidsOfAction: Twin plaits for hiking through a magic winter and a mountain.
* BrainlessBeauty: Downplayed when it comes to the "brainless" part. Anna is youthfully pretty, and she can be very idealistic and naive and other characters, such as Elsa and Kristoff, are there to serve as the OnlySaneMan to spit some common sense and logic to Anna every once in a while. This doesn't mean that Anna isn't capable of being smart and clever though.
* BreakTheCutie: Goes through ''a lot'' over the course of the film. If Elsa pushing her away and (accidentally) freezing her heart wasn't enough, Hans's reveal that he never truly loved her pushes her to the DespairEventHorizon.
* BrutalHonesty: She rarely sugarcoats her feelings.
* BuffySpeak: "Beautifuller", "good different", etc.
* BullyingADragon: After Marshmallow literally throws her out of Elsa's ice palace, Anna loses her temper and throws a snowball at him... which does absolutely ''nothing'' but piss him off enough to chase after her.
* CatchPhrase: "... Wait, what?", which was improvised by Kristen Bell.
* TheChampion: To Elsa. Anna is the one who saves Elsa by doing a HeroicSacrifice and using ThePowerOfLove to help Elsa control he powers. Anna is also the one who always believed in Elsa and always thought she was a good person deep down despite her mistakes.
* CharacterDevelopment: Throughout her adventures, the naive Anna came to have a mature understanding of what love actually is. Specifically, that you can't marry the guy you just met -- as such, in contrasts to her FourthDateMarriage with Hans, Anna's romance with Kristoff is starting off at a healthier pace (i.e., as boyfriend and girlfriend for now).
* CharacterTic: Anna tucks a lock of hair behind her ear when she's embarrassed by something she's done or said, and often bites her bottom lip when thinking.
* CheerfulChild: As a little girl she is non-stop cheer and smiles.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Anna was a very idealistic, naive and happy go lucky child. She was the type to feel that nothing could ever go wrong. Unfortunately for Anna, something went severely wrong when Elsa accidentally almost killed her with her magic while they were playing together. The accident had serious consequences which includes having Anna's [[LaserGuidedAmnesia memories of Elsa's magic wiped]], not having social contact with others, and having an estranged and distant relationship with Elsa. Interestingly enough, Anna's actions of wanting to play with Elsa were the catalyst for everything that happened in the story yet Anna was too young and innocent to understand what was going on at the time.
* TheChosenOne: Played With. Anna has been described as being the MessianicArchetype role, the one who is meant to sacrifice themselves for the greater good. It could be argued that without Anna in the story, Elsa and the rest of the kingdom of Arendelle would be damned to an EndlessWinter forever. Anna is clearly the only one who was able to conduct a HeroicSacrifice to save Arendelle as she is the only emotional tie to Elsa. If Anna didn't exist or if she died permanently, Elsa and the rest of the kingdom would be doomed. Nobody else would have successfully gotten through to Elsa other than Anna. In other words, Anna could be perceived as "the chosen one" to unthaw Arendelle using ThePowerOfLove.
* ColorMotif: Green: every single one of her outfits has a green element to it, even her iconic "winter dress", which has green leaves and stems as part of the floral motif.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Anna comes off as a CuteClumsyGirl, TheIngenue, and TheDitz, but she is incredibly badass and capable in a fight. There are many instances throughout the story that she is a PrettyPrincessPowerhouse who is incredibly fearless, courageous, and brave and won't back down from a fight.
* CuteBruiser: An {{Adorkable}} PrettyPrincessPowerhouse mixed with her being a PintSizedPowerhouse.
* CuteClumsyGirl: That incident with the statue and cake is endearing. Apparently, all that time she spent in the castle has made her this.
* TheCutie: Her cheerful attitude and endearing quirks make her rather lovable.
* DamselInDistress: Believed herself to be this because of the ice curse but in the end she changes into a DamselOutOfDistress when she performed the act of true love to save herself, Elsa and the kingdom. Additionally, instead of letting Kristoff take care of Hans, she insisted on doing it herself.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Anna is an extremely extroverted person forced to be nearly alone for all of her childhood. To make matters worse, she doesn't know why it happened, and from her perspective, her older sister suddenly cut off their friendship and then ignored her. Her parents died when she was fifteen, and again she had no emotional support. It's obviously left some scars on her.
* DesperatelyCravesAffection: She grows up isolated from everyone except her parents and a few trusted servants, which leaves her starved for both attention and affection. Anna is so in need of both that she agrees to marry Hans ''on the day she meets him''. Given what Hans turns out to be, this is an even worse idea than it already sounds.
* DeterminedDefeatist: Anna is TheDeterminator who never gives up. Even though it seemed as though it was completely impossible or hopeless to save the kingdom from suffering an eternal winter, Anna didn't let that stop her from trying to complete her mission. She endured lots of obstacles along the way and she probably even felt that there was a possibility that she would end up dying to achieve her goals. In the climx of the film, Anna ends up getting her heart frozen after Elsa accidentally strikes her with her powers. Even though she is turning to ice and freezing to death, Anna is still determined to both unfreeze her heart, save Elsa and the kingdom of Arendelle through an ActOfTrueLove. She does so by doing a HeroicSacrifice for her sister and using ThePowerOfLove to help Elsa control her abilities and unthaw the kingdom. If it weren't for Anna's persistent and determined personality, Arendelle and Elsa would still be in trouble.
* {{Determinator}}: In regards to tracking down Elsa and getting her to return. She sees her sister manifest ice powers, set off a global winter, and then run off into the mountains. Her response is basically 'Wait here. I'll be right back'. This trait especially shows in the scene where she climbs the ice wall, which is as scary as it is funny. The look on Kristoff's face is mostly "You're crazy!", but with a hint of admiration.
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: Falls victim to this more than once.
-->'''Anna:''' ''[after Hans falls on top of her in a rowboat]'' This is awkward. I mean, not that you're awkward - we're-''I'm'' awkward - you're gorgeous. Wait, what?
* DidntThinkThisThrough: Aside from trying to marry a man she met that day, she: runs off after Elsa in only her summer gown and a cape, her plan in terms of confronting Elsa amounts to [[MissingStepsPlan 1) Find Elsa, 2) Talk to Elsa 3) ?????? 4) Elsa defrosts Arendelle]], provokes Marshmallow even after it began walking away...Coincides with the FearlessFool entry below.
* DisneyDeath: Towards the end when she's frozen solid, before the act of true love defrosts her.
* TheDitz: Downplayed. Anna can have her ditzy and clumsy moments, but she is still a functional person who is completely capable of thinking for herself and making her own decisions. She can be rather idealistic and naive in her beliefs and also impulsive and reckless in how she chooses to go about things, but she is still very competent and capable in her own right.
* DoNotTauntCthulhu: Throws a snowball at Marshmallow, despite Kristoff telling her to leave him be. Needless to say, it doesn't go well.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: After years of suffering and depression, finally feels truly happy at the end.
* EatingTheEyeCandy: More modest than other examples, but she spends a lot more time staring goofily at Hans than she ''really'' needs to during his intro.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: She has been said to have the personality traits of Ariel, Mulan, and Rapunzel all rolled into one.
* FearlessFool: Anna's greatest strength and biggest weakness is that she is completely fearless; she will go boldly where others would hesitate, but also tends to be impulsive, and these impulses tend to lead her into trouble.
* TheFettered: Despite being a CuteClumsyGirl who is quirky and awkward, Anna is probably the most upstanding, noble and moral character in the story. She believes in doing the right thing no matter what.
* FieryRedhead: She has strawberry-blonde hair, and can be pretty fiery when provoked.
* FlatWhat: Her CatchPhrase at several points in the film. She even does it to herself early on.
* FlowerMotifs: Sunflowers. They really start to show in "Frozen Fever": her dress has sunflower patterns, she carries a bouquet of them, and her birthday cake has sunflowers as part of the decorations.
* {{Foil}}: She's energetic and goofy in contrast to her serious older sister, Elsa.
* TheFool: Anna can be incredibly naive and impulsive but her heart is in the right place and she uses her pleasant and friendly personality to get by. She can also be a HorribleJudgeOfCharacter as she wanted to marry Hans the very first day that she met him.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Foolish to Elsa's Responsible. Anna wants to marry Hans, but Elsa refuses to let them get married because they've only just met that day. "More Than Just the Spare", the cut song that originally was going to be used in place of "For the First Time in Forever," elaborates.
* ForHappiness: Her motivation behind all of her actions. Anna does what she does because all she genuinely wants is for everyone to be happy.
* FreudianExcuse: It's not for villainy, but the reason why Anna is willing to [[FourthDateMarriage marry Hans when they've just met]] is because she's a very extroverted person who was starved of friendship for most of her childhood, which left her desperate for any kind of affection at all.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Anna seems to show this trope where Elsa can't, since she 1). Makes friends with baby ducks in "For the First Time in Forever", 2). manages to charm Hans's horse, Sitron, 3). waves at Sven when the latter is sitting outside Wandering Oaken's Trading Post & Sauna.
* FriendlessBackground: Anna was raised in seclusion her whole life without any close friends and little to no contact with her sister, which may be the reason why she's so naive and willing to marry Hans, a guy she just met.
* GenkiGirl: Due to being cooped up in a castle for most of her life, Anna reacts to everything outside with enthusiasm and boundless energy. To the point that she's OneOfUs.
* GirlishPigtails: Anna wears braided pigtails in every scene except those leading up to and during the coronation ball, where because it's a formal affair she styles her hair into a more formal and grown-up fashion.
* GirlyBruiser: She may seem girly, but that doesn't mean she can't pack a punch!
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Anna is considered to be "The Beautiful Sister" as she is extroverted, popular, sociable, friendly, and constantly criticizes Elsa for shutting her out. On the other hand, Elsa is "The Smart Sister" as she is bookish, introverted, sensitive, socially awkward and often judges Anna for being too reckless, impulsive and naive. Although Anna and Elsa don't fight constantly, they have a very estranged relationship due to unfortunate circumstances that happened during their childhood. Anna also has a habit of lashing out at Elsa for shutting her out repeatedly while Elsa repeatedly tries to push Anna away out of fear of hurting her again.
* GoMadFromTheIsolation: It's apparent that since Anna was sheltered and had little to no contact with other people or the outside world, she may have become slightly unbalanced and depressed. It doesn't help that Anna has an extroverted personality and needs human contact to thrive. It could also be seen as a humorous example as when Anna mentions that she has started talking to portraits out of desperation, then promptly tells a painting of Joan of Arc to hang in there. It takes a darker turn when the audience realizes that Anna's isolation really has made her desperate enough for human affection to fall prey to Hans' political ploy.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Downplayed. She's a NiceGirl most of the time but she won't always extend her kindness and her compassion to those that are her enemies or people that she doesn't trust.
* HairstyleInertia: Wears the same GirlishPigtails she had as a child.
* HarmlessFreezing: Subverted. Anna is accidentally frozen from the inside out by Elsa, and not only is it incredibly painful for her, it will leave her as an ice statue forever unless an act of true love stops it.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Falls in love with Hans at first sight. Subverted after it turns out he's a villain she has a love epiphany that she's in love with the blonde Kristoff.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Was this with Elsa when they were little; a good portion of the movie's drama is Anna wanting to become close to Elsa like they were as kids and not understanding why Elsa shuts her out.
* HeroicBSOD: After learning of Hans's betrayal, she sadly tells Olaf that she doesn't know what love is.
* HeroicSacrifice: Ends up [[TakingTheBullet dodging in front of a sword strike meant for her sister even as she's]] [[TakenForGranite turning to solid ice]]. Luckily, the CurseEscapeClause involving "an act of true love" kicks in.
* HeroicSpirit: Anna is TheDeterminator and isn't the type to give up. It's her determined spirit and passion that ultimately saves Elsa and Arendelle, despite all the obstacles that are thrown her way during her journey.
* {{Hikikomori}}: Thanks to her parents closing off the castle and raising her and Elsa in virtual isolation.
* HonorBeforeReason: Anna isn't always the most logical person and she can't be highly reckless and impulsive when it comes to planning, but her sense of honour and duty seem to be of bigger importance.
* HopeBringer: Anna is the one who remains consistently hopeful and optimistic about bringing summer back to Arendelle. She also represents hope for Elsa in helping her control her powers.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: When it comes to Hans. It's downplayed, since Hans wasn't ObviouslyEvil like other Disney Villains, and was actually pretty good at pretending to be a NiceGuy.
* HotBlooded: She's free-spirited, feisty, adventurous, and easily excitable. Other than that, it's PlayedForLaughs.
* ICanChangeMyBeloved: Anna believes that she can persuade her sister to bring back summer to Arendelle by unfreezing it. She is also has a strong belief that Elsa can control her powers because she is strong enough to do so. Elsa, on the other hand, doesn't believe that she can change or control her powers and has severe self doubt regarding controlling herself and hurting others.
* TheIdealist: Anna is extremely idealistic and it is one of her defining personality and character traits.
* IdiotHero: Anna agrees to marry a guy after spending only a couple of hours with him. After Elsa runs away, she goes off into the flash frozen wilderness to find her without suitable clothing, supplies, or even a map, and her only "[[MissingStepsPlan plan]]" is to talk her down.
* IJustWantToBeLoved: Anna is someone who DesperatelyCravesAffection because she has been neglected since childhood with little to no human contact. It's understandable why Anna would end up falling for a man that she just met because she deeply craves to be accepted and loved by someone.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Anna is an extroverted person by nature but she was sheltered since childhood. She never got the opportunity to bond with other people and make friends. It didn't help that the only companionship that she had was her sister Elsa who kept shutting her out for years. It is why Anna expresses such excitement on coronation day because she can finally have the opportunity to be around people and possibly bond with others. It's part of the reason why Anna latched onto Hans as quickly as she did because she was so desperate for companionship of any kind.
* InLoveWithLove: She's far more interested in having a romance so she doesn't have to be alone anymore than in Hans himself. She even goes as far as to accept his proposal after knowing him for only one day, claiming he's her true love.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Despite being locked up and isolated her entire life, Anna never became hateful, bitter, or resentful because of her situation. She never let bitterness or anger consume her due to isolation and being abandoned and neglected. Instead, Anna remained kind, caring, compassionate, loving and empathetic.
* TheIngenue: She's been locked up at home all her life, making her very naive about the real world. It's a {{Deconstruction}} ''and'' {{Reconstruction}} of the trope in a Disney movie. Anna's naivety and her status as the heir apparent after Elsa becomes queen leads to Hans hatching his plot to take over the throne. However, once Hans had been neutralised, Anna gains some wisdom without becoming cynical or losing any of her warmth and sweetness.
* InkSuitActor: Anna has a strong resemblance to Creator/KristenBell, even having Bell's lazy eye.
* InnocentBlueEyes: Anna's eyes represent her kind-hearted and naive personality. Since [[IcyBlueEyes Elsa's eyes]] are also blue, one assumes that blue eyes are a genetic trait which runs in the family.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: During ''Do You Want to Build a Snowman?'' in which she begs Elsa to build a snowman with her, not knowing that the last time they built a snowman together, it almost killed her, but there's [[LaserGuidedAmnesia a reason]] why she doesn't know better.
* InsaneForgiveness: Considering that Elsa shut Anna out for almost their entire childhood and was very cold, aloof, and distant towards her, Anna sure didn't have any problem with forgiving her and accepting her with open arms. Most people in Anna's position would have become highly angry, bitter and resentful.
* IronicEcho: Elsa's "What do you know about true love?" is answered after Hans leaves her to die by freezing.
-->'''Anna:''' I don't even know what love is.
* IronicName: "Anna" means "grace", but she's hardly a graceful individual.
* IWantSong:
** "Do You Want To Build a Snowman", in which Anna wants the close bond she and Elsa shared before Elsa shut herself off to protect Anna.
** "For The First Time In Forever", in which Anna is excited at the prospect of meeting new people, and possibly finding true love (also the reprise, in which she wants to help Elsa and bring her back to Arendelle).
* KillTheCutie: Subverted. Though she is left to die by Hans, she gets better.
* KirkSummation: She calls out Hans for his cruel streak, telling him that he's the only person around with a "[[TheSociopath frozen heart]]".
* LargeHam: Quite possibly the hammiest princess in Disney, especially when she was a child. "Do you wanna build a snowman?!" while biking in the castle hallways and sliding down banisters.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Pabbie modifies her memory after Elsa's initial blast hits her as a child, letting her keep the memories of the fun times she had with her sister, but removing all knowledge of Elsa's powers as a precaution.
* TheLeader: Even though Elsa is the one who is Queen of Arendelle and is the ruler of a kingdom, Anna is the leader during the majority of the film. She is the one who leads Kristoff, Sven and Olaf during their journey and mission to bring back summer to Arendelle. It helps that Anna is also a princess and has a higher status than the other characters. Anna is the Charismatic and Headstrong type.
* LeeroyJenkins: Anna can be very impulsive and reckless. She has a habit of doing things without planning them ahead of time. Sometimes her impulsive nature can get her in quite a bit of trouble at times.
* LeParkour: Even as a child, she leaps high and has no trouble vaulting around the castle either. Ironically, she really sucks at climbing.
* LightIsGood: Commonly wears brighter colored clothing and is a kind hearted, noble and caring individual.
* LittleMissBadass: Anna is only 5'0" and she is incredibly childlike, but she is still an ActionGirl and a BadassPrincess that is very feisty, adventurous, courageous and brave. Plus, she can stand toe to toe with the guys.
* LittleSisterInstinct:
** When Elsa runs off after accidentally freezing the castle, Anna immediately sets out in search of her, despite the inherent danger of traveling alone through a blizzard.
** In ''Frozen Fever'', she was quick enough to stop her sister from falling off the top of a clock tower.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: {{Implied}}. If Anna wasn't around, Elsa would have probably remained in her own self-imposed exile within Arendelle's castle, struggling to keep her powers hidden.
* LockedIntoStrangeness: Developed [[SkunkStripe a couple of platinum blonde hairs]] after Elsa accidentally struck her in the head with her ice powers (though due to the trolls altering Anna's memory, she is made to believe she had it from childbirth). Later, her hair begins to turn silvery-white after Elsa accidentally freezes her heart, but it turns back to normal after the curse is broken.
* LockedUpAndLeftBehind: Hans locks her in a room and leaves her to die from Elsa's curse.
* LonelyRichKid: A big reason for her agreeing to marry Hans so quickly is that her castle is big and there are few people staffing it.
* LonersAreFreaks: Subverted. Anna was sheltered and spent much of her time alone and she does come off as a little bit wacky at times, but surprisingly, she has rather good social skills considering her isolation from other people since her childhood.
* LoveAtFirstSight: When she meets Hans she's awed by him and by the end of the night she agrees to marry him. We learn that Hans exploited this trope by faking being in love with Anna so he could marry into the throne.
* LoveHungry: Anna is someone who has always been in desperate need of love and affection from others. The major reason why she is starved for love and attention is because she was neglected and shut out by Elsa since her childhood. As a result, Anna craves love so much that she's willing to marry someone that she has just met, no matter how crazy or irrational it may seem. However, despite Anna's desperation for love and affection, she never turns bitter, angry or overly resentful and remains kind, selfless, and loving despite the lack of love that she received since childhood.
* LoveMakesYouStupid: In regards to both Hans and Elsa in different ways. Anna was desperate for male attention and romance that she impulsively wanted to marry him when she had just met him. Too bad that Anna couldn't see that Hans was not a good guy and couldn't be trusted. And in regards to Elsa, Anna was willing to go through numerous obstacles and put her life in jeopardy all so that she could talk to her sister. Anna was also impulsive in how she went about trying to get Elsa to come back to Arendelle by not realizing that Elsa isolated herself out of fear. However, it should be noted that any rash decisions and choices that Anna made on her journey to find Elsa were all out of love and good intentions.
* LoveMartyr: Despite the fact that Elsa consistently has shut her out and neglected her since childhood, Anna refuses to leave Elsa or give up on rekindling their relationship. Elsa has repeatedly been aloof, cold and distant towards Anna while Anna has been nothing but loving, supportive and understanding of Elsa regardless of how Elsa has always treated her. As a result, Anna can come off as an ExtremeDoormat when it comes to Elsa since the relationship had come off as highly one sided and unreciprocated.
* LoveRedeems: It's Anna's love for Elsa that helps Elsa make her HeelFaceTurn and end the EndlessWinter that she started.
* LoveRevelationEpiphany: Olaf tells her Kristoff loves her. This, coupled with Hans's betrayal, makes her realize she's in love with him.
* LovingAShadow: Anna falls for Hans and agrees to marry him quickly because she's desperate for affection--while the person whom she really wants to be close again with is her sister Elsa (not in that way). After reconciling with her sister and seeing that [[spoiler:Hans is not the PrinceCharming he made himself out to be]], Anna is able to move on and actually spends time getting to know her new LoveInterest Kristoff before getting into a serious commitment with him.
* MagneticHero: Despite being socially sheltered for the majority of her life, she seems to have the ability of gaining UndyingLoyalty from people with ease. Much of it has to do with the fact that Anna is an AllLovingHero who consistently chooses to see the good in others.
* MamaBear: Despite being the younger sister, Anna is very protective of Elsa and would do anything to keep her from getting hurt, even if she has to get hurt herself or die.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: She plays this part to Kristoff, being a spunky and cheerful girl to enliven the gruff, asocial ice harvester.
* TheMatchmaker: In the book ''The Secret Admirer'', Anna actively went searching for the person who has been sending Elsa gifts, hoping that her sister will fall in love with whoever this is.
* MeaningfulName: While her name doubles as [[IronicName ironic]], 'Grace' can also mean "kindness and caring," which Anna has in spades.
* MessianicArchetype: Even after Elsa was called a monster by everyone else, had unintentionally caused an EndlessWinter, and had rejected and even nearly killed her by accident... she never gave up on her fallen sister, believing in the inherent goodness in Elsa's heart. In the end, the concept of true love came in the form of a HeroicSacrifice, which allowed Elsa to finally redeem herself and brought Anna back from the dead.
* MissingStepsPlan: Her plan to save Arendelle is basically 1. Find Elsa 2. Talk to Elsa 3.??? 4.Elsa thaws Arendelle. Lampshaded by Kristoff.
* ModestRoyalty: Downplayed. Unless Anna is dressed for a formal occasion (such as her sister's coronation), Anna's style of dresses tend to be rather simple yet elegant.
* MoralityChain: Anna is pretty much the major reason why Elsa doesn't completely lose control of her powers and cause harm to others. It is Anna's love for Elsa that basically keeps Elsa grounded and prevents her from going to TheDarkSide and becoming DrunkWithPower.
* MoralityPet: Anna's presence is what causes Elsa to go through CharacterDevelopment, such as coming out of isolation, letting go of her fears, and learning to control her powers. Basically, if Anna wasn't around, Elsa would have eventually lost control of her powers, go mentally insane and would stay in isolation and solitude for the rest of her life.
* {{Motifs}}: Fire. She's a FieryRedhead, she uses fire as a weapon against the wolves, and the moment where Hans betrays her and leaves her to die is punctuated by him extinguishing all sources of fire in the immediate area.
* MotorMouth: When she enters her {{Adorkable}} mode, she talks much faster.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Has a lot of strength for her size: in "For the First Time in Forever," Anna accidentally hammer tosses a statue bust across a room. She later sucker punches Hans hard enough to send him over the railing of a ship.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When she gets betrayed by Hans, she realized Elsa and Kristoff were right about their objection of her getting engaged to him.
* MysticalWhiteHair: Has a streak of hair which turned platinum blonde after Elsa accidentally struck her in the head as a child. When Elsa accidentally freezes her heart, her hair slowly turns white as she nears death. By the time she unfreezes thanks to her HeroicSacrifice, the streak is gone.
* NaiveEverygirl: A romantic naive young girl who dreams of finding true love.
* NiceGirl: Always sweet, cheerful, and kind, though [[BewareTheNiceOnes she has her limits]].
* NotAMorningPerson: She has a lot of trouble waking up, both on Elsa's coronation day in the movie and on her own birthday in the ''Frozen Fever'' short.
* TheNotLoveInterest: Serves as this for Elsa to help her [[DefrostingIceQueen defrost]]. Ultimately, it's her act of saving Elsa that creates the act of true love: the bond between the sisters.
* ObliviousToLove: Has no clue Kristoff has fallen for her until ''Olaf'' points it out.
* ObliviousYoungerSibling: {{Justified}} since Anna's memories of magic are taken away (not out of malice) by the trolls after Elsa's magic almost killed her. As a result, she is unaware of the reasons for Elsa's isolation.
* OfficialCouple: With Kristoff, although they are not married by the movie's end.[[note]] In her appearance in Series/OnceUponATime she and Kristoff date for two years before marrying[[/note]]
* OhCrap: She has a rather huge one while discovering Hans' true self.
* OneHeadTaller: Or perhaps one head shorter. With Kristoff, who is taller than her by a head and is also built much larger, adding a bit of HugeGuyTinyGirl into the mix.
* TheOnlyOne: Anna was the only one who could convince Elsa to unfreeze or defrost Arendelle. Nobody else would have been successful, as Anna is the sole emotional tie that Elsa has left.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: The moment Elsa runs off and Anna prepares to make chase, there is a very distinct difference in how she speaks when she says "Bring me my horse, please," and her tone when placing Hans in charge during her absence. It is a ''remarkable'' difference from her normal demeanor and shows just how important Elsa is to her. Compare and contrast her slightly less commanding tone and request when she solicits Kristoff for help the following night.
* OrphansOrdeal: At the end of 'Do You Want To Build a Snowman', after her parents' death, she collapses against her sister's bedroom door, sobbing and begging Elsa for company.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Her cut song ''More Than Just The Spare'' helped shape her character even if it didn't make it into the movie. Elsa is simply better at everything than her and the one who will inherit the throne.
* TheParagon: Anna is the one who inspires Elsa to learn how to control her powers through ThePowerOfLove. Without Anna, Elsa would be isolated and would let her powers get completely out of control.
* PimpedOutDress:
** Her dress during the coronation is several shades of green, has large pleats all around the billowy skirt, and is covered with intricate rosemaling.
** Her winter outfit, which she acquires during her search for Elsa, is less flamboyant but still quite detailed and beautiful with its shades of purple and blue.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: She punches out Hans with one punch despite her small stature.
* PluckyComicRelief: Anna is known to be the comic relief character as she is the most humorous character in the story. Her quirkiness and oddball behaviour helps to relieve awkward moments and tension throughout the story.
* PluckyGirl: She shows incredible moxie and ''always'' tries to help. The most action-y instances are when she and Kristoff fight off a wolf pack, when they evade Marshmallow, and when she sucker punches Hans into the fjord.
* ThePollyanna: Promotional material lists her defining trait as "eternal optimism".
* ThePowerOfLove: Her love for her sister allowed her to brave driving snow in little more than a ballgown, climb a mountain and cross a frozen lake in order to [[HeroicSacrifice throw herself in front of Hans' sword]] to save Elsa despite being half-dead at the time.
* PrettyInMink: When she gets winter clothes from Oaken, she gets a cape and cap lined with white fur.
* PrettyPrincessPowerhouse: This bubbly princess, who has been locked up in her home for 13 years, was able to help Kristoff take on a pack of wolves, stand up to an ice golem, and punch Hans in the face with enough force to knock him off a boat. Heck, she didn't even need a knight-in-shining-armor to finish the job.
* PrincessClassic: Anna grows up to be an archetypal "sweet-natured, innocent, friend to all living things, romantic" princess.
* PrincessesPreferPink: Her winter cape and cap are magenta and her room is pink.
* TheProtagonist: The story centres on her journey in rekindling her relationship with her sister Elsa and finding a way to bring back summer to Arendelle.
* PuppyDogEyes: Anna definitely has a strong case of puppy dog eyes and sometimes she unintentionally uses them, especially when she wants approval from Elsa or Kristoff.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
** In her hurt and anger at being forbidden Elsa's blessing to marry Hans, she gives a short one to her sister.
** Near the end, Anna gives a short one to Hans for callously abandoning her to death and trying to kill Elsa, [[ShutUpHannibal telling him]] that he's the only one with a [[TheSociopath "frozen heart"]]. And she then suddenly sucker-punches him without warning.
* RebelliousPrincess: The theme behind the deleted song "We Know Better". It's about Elsa and Anna as little girls complaining about all the things princesses are expected to do, claiming they "know better."
* {{Reconstruction}}: Of TheHeart. Much like TheChick of old, Anna's main strength isn't so much her smarts, experience or power, but her care for the people around her and her determination to save them from their darker sides. However, this doesn't mean she has to be [[DamselScrappy completely useless]], [[SatelliteCharacter completely based around those she cares about]], or that she [[NeutralFemale can't have agency in the plot.]] StupidGood naiveté and any ideas about dudes solving all your problems are treated as a [[SmittenTeenageGirl teenage girl thing]] she gets to grow out of without having to turn all cynical or lose any of her warmth and sweetness.
* RedheadInGreen: Nearly every outfit she's seen in is green, excepting the mourning dress and the winter dress bought from Oaken's.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Elsa's blue. Anna is very energetic in contrast to her sister's calmness. Reversed in ''Frozen Fever'', where Elsa was more energetic than her.
* RoyalBlood: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Anna is the Princess of Arendelle. Her sister Elsa is the Queen of Arendelle.
* SadisticChoice: Once Anna realizes that Kristoff does love her and went back for her, she hopes she can get a kiss from him to save her life. On the other hand, she sees her emotionally-broken sister about to be killed by her traitorous ex-fiancé. It was her life or her sister's. She chooses the latter and it turned out to be a better choice.
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%%* SarcasmBlind: {{Justified}} since she has no contact with anyone around her age for years.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: With Kristoff. Anna wants to marry Hans while Kristoff seems to have Elsa's perspective on marrying a guy she just met.
* ShelteredAristocrat: Her extreme naivete and awkwardness are a result of spending most of her life locked up in the royal palace with little to no companionship.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Anna is already pretty when she's not dressed up in fancy gowns, but when she does dress up, she looks much more regal and put together.
* ShipperOnDeck: In ''The Secret Admirer'', she's determined to learn who has been sending Elsa gifts so the two can meet face-to-face. She gives up on the relationship after learning Elsa's secret admirer, Freddie, is a seven year old boy.
* SiblingYinYang: She's energetic, outspoken, and extroverted while Elsa is calm, reserved, and introverted.
* SimpleYetOpulent: Her everyday dresses are significantly less fancy than her formal dresses yet her casual dresses are still made of expensive fabric as she is royalty.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan:
** Anna was initially smitten with [[PrincelyYoungMan Hans]] because of his princely and nice guy demeanor, but it turned out he was just playing her.
** In the end, thankfully, she becomes an OfficialCouple with the surly, but brave and heroic [[GoodSamaritan Kristoff]] who would do anything to protect her and their loved ones.
* SkunkStripe: Anna has a single platinum blonde streak in her strawberry-blonde hair from Elsa [[LockedIntoStrangeness accidentally striking her in the head when she is 5]]. To judge by what she tells Hans, she believes she was born with it due to the trolls' erasure of her memories. Later, her hair turns completely white as she succumbs to Elsa's accidental curse, which hit her in her heart. [[NoOntologicalInertia It disappears after the curse breaks]].
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Anna is subjected to about the same amount of slapstick that Kristoff is subjected to, though significantly less than what Olaf is subjected to.
* SmittenTeenageGirl: Falls in love with Hans and agrees to marry him the first day they meet.
* SpareToTheThrone: When the King was still alive, she was this. When Elsa became queen, she got bumped up to heir apparent. This was exploited by Hans.
* SpiritedYoungLady: In contrast to Elsa, who is a ProperLady. Anna is tomboyish, adventurous, outspoken, feisty, and fearless. Yet, at the same time, she's still very much a lady as she is a princess after all.
* StepfordSmiler: {{Implied|Trope}}. While she was energetic and happy even as a child, it seems like staying that way through adulthood was Anna's way of dealing with Elsa's emotional distance, especially after the deaths of their parents.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Anna has similar features to both of her parents, especially to her mother. Specifically, she has her mother's facial structures but has her father's hair and eye colors.
* StylishProtectionGear: The only winter clothes available at Wandering Oaken's Trading Post & Sauna not only conveniently fit her, but also look quite nice.
* SunnySunflowerDisposition: In ''Frozen Fever'', sunflowers are the theme of her birthday party and dress, fitting Anna's cheerful and sunny personality.
* SweetTooth: Anna has a love of sugar and sweets, especially chocolate.
* SymbolMotifClothing: Both Anna's green princess dress and her blue winter dress have flowers on them.
* TakenForGranite: When one of Elsa's blasts strikes her in the heart, her body slowly begins to turn into really ''hard'' ice. (Instead of the LiterallyShatteredLives you'd expect from her being struck by a sword, it's the ''sword'' that shatters.)
* TakingTheBullet: [[HeroicSacrifice Takes a sword slash meant for her sister just as her body turns to ice.]]
* ThanatosGambit: Though unintentional, Anna throwing herself in front of Hans just as she began to expire earns Hans the ire and disgust of the Duke and many others who saw. After Anna thaws out, they cheer when she punches Hans off the boat, meaning that not only did her sacrifice help her sister end the winter, but it also gave them the opportunity to see what a traitor Hans really is.
* ThickerThanWater: Even though Elsa shut her out and neglected her for so many years and also set off an eternal winter which froze the entire kingdom
of Arendelle, Anna never gave up on her and was still determined to rekindle their relationship. Anna has UndyingLoyalty and unconditional love for Elsa no matter what. Anna makes a choice to [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice her life]] to save Queen Elsa despite the fact the she (accidentally) struck her in the heart and continually shut her out (in an attempt to protect Anna from the magical power Elsa couldn't fully control). This trope is even stronger because [[CurseEscapeClause she could have gotten a kiss from Kristoff, which would save Anna at the cost of Elsa's life]]. However, ThePowerOfLove saved Anna from her DisneyDeath because her sacrifice was an ActOfTrueLove. In the end, it was Anna's familial love for Elsa that ended up saving Anna herself (from a frozen heart), Elsa (helping her to control her powers through the concept of love), ''and'' the entire kingdom of Arendelle (from the doom of an eternal winter).
* ThinksLikeARomanceNovel: Being from a FairyTale, and being a Franchise/DisneyPrincess, it's not surprising that Anna believes in "True love", wants to meet "The One" in a single day, and [[LoveAtFirstSight bumps into Hans right afterwards.]] Turns out that Kristoff is actually The One, but their first encounter was a lot less idealized. Coming from Disney, it looks like a self-parody, as evidenced by Elsa's disapproval of the attempted marriage proposal.
* ThisLoserIsYou: Part of what makes her a character to relate to (for girls) is because of her awkward and quirky personality.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Tomboy to Elsa's Girly Girl. Although both dress femininely, Anna is the one to stuff her face with food, punch out a prince, rescue her sister in the place of choosing to kiss Kristoff, act awkwardly, be NotAMorningPerson with the hairstyle and drool to match, and ride a bicycle indoors.
* TomboyPrincess: She spends her childhood climbing around the castle and badgering her sister into going outside and building snowmen.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: While she's a TomboyPrincess compared to Elsa, she's still a loving, romantic NaiveEverygirl and her IWantSong was all about finding romance and falling in love.
* TooMuchInformation: Her response to one of the trolls mentioning that Kristoff "only likes to tinkle in the woods" during the "Fixer Upper" number:
-->'''Anna''': I did ''not'' need to know that.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Has a fondness for chocolate. Also loves sandwiches, soup, roast, and ice cream.
* TraumaCongaLine: Wow, does she go through tragedy!
** She gets accidentally hit in the head with ice by Elsa as kids and gets her memories wiped clean to not remember her sister's powers.
** Then, Anna is separated by Elsa and doesn't know why, and tries desperately to reconnect with her.
** Cut to a few years later, her parents are dead and Anna tries again to reconnect with Elsa with no avail.
** Another three years go by and she finds someone she thinks is true love, Hans, then has an argument with Elsa about her quick engagement, which reveals Elsa's powers, culminating with her running away.
** Anna tries to get her to come back but only gets her heart frozen by her accidentally.
** She tries to get Hans to kiss her, and he reveals himself to be a manipulative sociopath who leaves her to die and plans to kill Elsa, crushing her idea of what love is, while freezing to death.
** And finally, saves Elsa at the cost of her own life. It's a good thing she comes back to life and things get better for her, but someone needed to give her a hug and that someone was Elsa.
* TrueCompanions: With Kristoff, Olaf, Sven and of course Elsa.
* TrueLovesKiss: When Anna is struck by her older sister Elsa's out of control magic and is slowly freezing solid, it is believed that an "act of true love" is necessary to reverse the process and save her. Anna then goes back to her fiancé Hans to get a kiss from him, only to find out that he's only using her to get at Elsa and snatch the crown
of Arendelle, so he mocks her and then says he will leave her to die, at which point she realizes that her companion Kristoff loves her. In the end, Anna forgoes a chance to get the kiss from Kristoff that would save her, instead throwing herself in front of Hans when he tries to kill Elsa King Agnarr and freezing solid just as the sword lands, breaking it. That sacrifice out of love for her sister is what ultimately not only saves her, but helps Elsa ''finally'' control her powers.
* UndyingLoyalty: Anna seems to always believe Elsa is not someone to fear, but is someone who is just really scared and frightened of herself. When Elsa's powers are revealed, and she runs away, Anna doesn't hesitate to go after her. "She's my sister - she would ''never'' hurt me." The fact that she is later dying because of Elsa's magic, and still doesn't hesitate to save her, really proves this trope.
* UptownGirl: For Kristoff at the end; princess and ice salesman and all. As if that wasn't obvious.
* WakeupMakeup: Averted. Anna wakes up on coronation day with what must be the [[http://s48.photobucket.com/user/SpukiKitty/media/PICS%20for%20Web%20Forums/annabedhead_zpsmzq88sup.png.html world's worst case of bedhead]].
** The bedhead returns in ''Frozen Fever'', where the occasion was her own birthday.
** In the ''Frozen'' fan-comic ''Webcomic/CinemaSnobReviewsFrozen'', the Snob describes her as being a bassist for an 80s Hair Metal band.
* WellExcuseMePrincess: Anna can sometimes get really sarcastic and snarky towards Kristoff. Her interactions with Kristoff come off as VitriolicBestBuds at the start.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: She and Elsa were inseparable as children. Then, the accident happened.
* WhatTheHellHero: Anna calls Elsa out on shutting her out during the coronation party.
* WideEyedIdealist: Anna is extremely idealistic and naive by nature, much to her detriment. She is the type that dreams about the concept of true love and romance and she has a strong adoration for adventure. In many ways, Anna is the type to fantasize and she is a big dreamer.
* WomanChild: Anna's only 18, but she can be quite immature and childish. The price of being isolated in the castle for 13 years and no contact with the outside world does take its toll.
* WrongGenreSavvy: She's convinced that her LoveAtFirstSight with Hans is true love. She learns otherwise the hard way when Hans reveals he only pretended to love her to get to the throne.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Anna is the one who is instrumental in pulling Elsa out of her fear, anxiety, and depression. While everyone was afraid of Elsa and thought that she was a monster, Anna was always the one to believe that Elsa was a good person despite the mistakes that she made (shutting Anna out since childhood, damning Arendelle to an eternal winter and abandoning her kingdom, accidentally freezing her heart, etc). Anna is also the catalyst for getting Elsa to learn how to control her powers that she had so many problems with controlling for years.
* YouAreNotAlone: Anna reminds Elsa that no matter what she did, such as abandoning her when they were kids, shutting her out emotionally, or cursing Arendelle to an eternal winter, she would always love Elsa no matter what and that together, they could undo the curse that Elsa put on the kingdom. Anna also tells Elsa that she doesn't have to spend her days alone or live in fear because she will always be there by her side supporting her through it all.
* YoungestChildWins: Inverted. Anna has mentioned that she has always felt OvershadowedByAwesome in comparison to her older sister, which is understandable considering that Elsa is the
Queen Iduna of Arendelle, is extremely powerful because she has ice powers, and is more dutiful, responsible, serious, and regal. On the other hand, Anna is only the spare and a princess (although she is knocked up to heir apparent after her parents tragically die), is a regular human girl with no powers, and is a CuteClumsyGirl who is quirky, clumsy and awkward.
Arendelle.[[/note]]
* YourDaysAreNumbered: Twice, both for the same reason: she's unintentionally blasted by Elsa's magic, which begins to freeze her [[Characters/FrozenOtherResidentsFromArendelle Other Residents from the inside. Arendelle]] [[note]]Kristoff Bjorgman, Sven, Olaf, The king Trolls, Oaken, Marshmallow, Kai, and queen appeal to the trolls to reverse it the first time, though they're unable to do anything the second time, due to the damage being done to the heart instead of the head (the heart can only be melted by an act of true love, the head can be easily persuaded by memory surgery).
* YouthfulFreckles: On her face and shoulders. Serves to highlight her immaturity and naivete compared to her more regal older sister and world-wise love interests.
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[[folder:Queen Elsa of Arendelle]]
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[[caption-width-right:242: "The cold never bothered me anyway..."]]

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/IdinaMenzel\\
(Child Elsa) '''Voiced by:''' Eva Bella\\
(12-year old Elsa) '''Voiced by:''' Spencer Lacey Ganus

The Snow Queen herself. Elsa had her ice powers from birth, but tried to suppress and hide them (even from her sister Anna) in [[AfraidOfTheirOwnStrength fear of the harm they might do]].[[note]]She also had numerous tropes [[WhatCouldHaveBeen from when she was going to be a villain]], although those count as [[{{Trivia/Frozen}} trivia]].
Snowgies.[[/note]]
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* ThirteenIsUnlucky: She was isolated for 13 years and she will be the 13th princess in the Franchise/DisneyPrincess line. She's also a lot more unlucky than the other Disney Princesses, with her entire life from childhood being one long TraumaCongaLine that only ends after the climax of the movie.
* AboveGoodAndEvil: Played with. After running away to be alone, she resolves to discard concepts like "right" and "wrong," and simply live by her own rules, no longer caring what the rest of the world will think of her actions. Nonetheless, when she finds out she has unknowingly frozen the entire kingdom of Arendelle, she is deeply horrified.
* AdaptationalHeroism: The Snow Queen was a neutral entity in the original tale, open to interpretation as either good or evil. While Elsa fears she's the latter, she's really the former.
* {{Adorkable}}: She's so excited about Anna's birthday celebration in ''Frozen Fever'' that she squeals with excitement at several points.
* AfraidOfTheirOwnStrength: Ever since she was a child, she has obsessively tried to suppress her ice powers and stay as far away from people as possible since she is afraid that she will hurt others like she did with Anna.
* AloofBigSister: To Anna. Significantly justified as she's like this because she's afraid of hurting Anna again.
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* AmbiguousDisorder: It's been confirmed by Jennifer Lee that Elsa suffers from depression and anxiety issues. Given [[TraumaCongaLine her story]], it's not really a surprise.
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* TheAtoner:
** Played with. When she learns that she caused an EndlessWinter in Arendelle, she would ''like'' to fix it, but she doesn't know how, and is too scared of making things worse to try.
** Her desire to make Anna happy in ''Frozen Fever'' is driven by guilt over how much her sister suffered because of her powers. "For everything you are to me, and all you've been through..."
* BadassAdorable: She may not be as {{Adorkable}} as Anna, but when she lets emotion show on her face, you can see the family resemblance to Anna. And even with ThouShaltNotKill in play, her cryokinetic powers are a force to be reckoned with.
* BadassBoast:
** "Here I'll stand, and here I'll stay" from "Let It Go" is a boast to the world that it won't be making any more demands of her identity.
** In the same song: "I am one with the wind and sky."
* BadassBookworm: Her powers make her considerably badass. It is also stated in the book ''A Sister More Like Me'' that Elsa loves geometry. Note her mention of fractals during "Let it Go".
* BadassCape: She casts off her royal cape as a prelude to her costume switch, where she creates an absolutely stunning replacement woven from ice.
* BadassInCharge: The Queen of Arendelle, and also [[AnIcePerson a powerful ice mage]].
* BadassInDistress: As she's not an aggressive person, she's vulnerable whenever her state of mind is affected (in the original movie) or when she's sick (in ''Frozen Fever'').
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: At first, she didn't like Hans very much for his sudden proposal to Anna, wanting him to leave. After he talks her out of killing the Duke's men, keeping them from killing her and offers to do what he can to set her free, she starts to trust him enough to keep her sister safe. Of course, she was unaware Hans was just mirroring her concern and desire from a supportive friend to manipulate her, giving her a genuine reason to dislike him when his plans are revealed
* BeneathTheMask: Anna has only seen her distant attitude for years on end, so she's both surprised and a little relieved to see Elsa having fun talking about chocolate and teasing her by making her dance with the duke. When her cover is blown, it also turns out that she really ''hated'' having to always repress her emotions, showing a playful and creative side with a lot of artistic sense. Unfortunately, there's also a lot of anxiety bubbling away beneath the surface.
* BenevolentMageRuler: The movie is basically the story of how she becomes one, and the hard road to mastering both her magical talent and the responsibilities of a Queen (with help from the most adorable little sister ever).
* BewareTheSuperman: Played with. Elsa is generally good at heart, but she is so afraid of accidentally hurting someone she cares about that she has to shut everyone out of her life, including Anna. The show of her powers made her someone to fear. Once she runs away, she decides "screw this, I'm going to run away and let loose", yet it causes an EndlessWinter. Hans exploits this trope to justify killing Elsa.
* BigSisterInstinct: Elsa loves her little sister, Anna, dearly. When she accidentally struck her with her ice powers when they were little, she locked herself in her room and didn't play with or speak to Anna anymore. Elsa shut her out because she was terrified of hurting her sister or anyone else with her powers again. She continues to have this attitude throughout the majority of the film's events.
* BlessedWithSuck: She was born with magical powers, but started to fear them after her accident with Anna. She actually loves making ice and snow, but could never do so for fear of hurting everyone.
* BraidsOfAction: Elsa wears a French braid while out of the castle.
* BreakoutCharacter: Elsa has received a lot of praise for being one of the most complex, interesting, and realistic characters from any Disney animated film. Countless articles have been written that analyze her character and her behavior. Many fanfics tend to put more focus on Elsa than on Anna. Also, while ''Frozen'' merchandise in general is still selling out of stores months after the film's release, Elsa merchandise in particular is very hard to find, and people have been selling Elsa merch on sites like [=eBay=] for much higher than their retail value. As a result of her popularity, other media that involves ''Frozen'' characters often gives Elsa a more prominent role, such as ''Series/OnceUponATime''. The sequel is said to be putting her in the main character role as a result of this.
* BreakTheCutie: The trauma the movie deals her exceeds even that dealt to Anna.
* BrokenAce: Brilliant, beautiful, artistic, intense magical power, excels at everything, graceful and even a very kind person. However, she has a lot of emotional issues because the graceful perfect act is a misguided attempt to keep her magic in check.
* BrokenBird: After many years of isolating herself in fear that her powers might hurt someone, Elsa has become more cynical and more detached from Anna.
* ByronicHeroine: She is an IceQueen who not only is brooding about her powers, but also exiles herself after her powers are exposed at the coronation. Though, unlike most byronic heroes, this is less due to selfish whining and more because she feels she must detach herself emotionally for her little sister's safety. Her inner conflicts over her powers end up driving many central elements of the plot. In fact, "Let It Go", with its extolling of rejecting the conventions of society -- not to mention her responsibilities as monarch -- is essentially an anthem to a kind of Romantic Existentialism.
* CelibateHeroine: Not clear if it's a direct result of her not wanting to get close to anyone out of fear of hurting them, or if she's [[{{Asexuality}} asexual]], or if it's something else entirely, but regardless of the reason, Elsa never shows romantic interest in anyone. When Hans was [[JustBetweenYouAndMe explaining his plans]] to Anna, he noted that his original plan to take the throne of Arendelle was simply to woo and marry Elsa, but he had to abandon that plan since "nobody was getting anywhere with her". The book ''The Secret Admirer'' shows that while she's flattered that someone has feelings for her and is curious who they are, she's not as curious as Anna or Olaf, who essentially look through every possible man or woman it could be. This suggests she is not necessarily against the idea of being in a relationship, but she puts her kingdom and her sister above all else.
* TheChainsOfCommanding: Between becoming queen and keeping her ice magic in check at the beginning of the film, Elsa certainly suffered from this, at least until she [[TheUnfettered gleefully broke those chains]] in "Let it Go".
* CharacterDevelopment: Following her return to power as Arendelle's reigning monarch, Elsa's original personality, not dominant since childhood, makes a return. With a warm, welcoming aura, Elsa rules her kingdom with a genuine smile, and spends most of her spare time using her abilities for the pleasure of herself, her sister, and the entire kingdom. As seen in ''Frozen Fever'', this aspect of Elsa's personality has not only remained, but strengthened, as the short heavily showcased Elsa's lighter side as fun-loving, and extremely devoted to her sister, yet retained her sense of elegance, vibrancy, and compassion.
* CharacterTics:
** She tends to cross her arms when she feels stressed. Notably when she is confronted by Anna during the coronation just before she cuts loose with her powers (especially since it was to hide her uncovered left hand); when she's alone on the North Mountain during the first lines of "Let It Go"; and twice in her ice palace when she realizes that her powers have plunged Arendelle into EndlessWinter.
** When she laughs (once when she and Anna are kids and sneak off into the ballroom to play, and a couple of times during the coronation), she tends to place her fingers over her lips[[note]]although you'd be forgiven for thinking that she does it when laughing at the Duke's [[DodgyToupee poor fitting toupee]] that she's just trying to hide it[[/note]].
** She also wrings her hands a lot. Notably, these are all variants on hiding or containing her emotion, which in her case is often expressed through ice powers that come from her hands.
** She rolls her eyes when she's impatient (when Anna keeps stalling to tell her what happened in Arendelle).
* CheerfulChild: In the beginning of the film, [[HeroicBSOD before she accidentally hurt Anna]], she was just as cheerful as Anna.
* ClassicalAntiHero: She is ''very'' unsure of herself and always afraid of hurting others.
* CompositeCharacter: Elsa takes the role of both the Snow Queen and Kai.
* ConspicuousGloves: Hoping to constrain her powers, Elsa is never without her gloves. Anna later comments that she thought the gloves were due to Elsa being TerrifiedOfGerms.
* CoolBigSis:
** Pun intended, but she used to be this for Anna when they were younger. In the ending, she becomes it again.
** In ''Frozen Fever'', this trope is definitely on her mind as she forces herself to go through Anna's birthday celebrations, even while suffering a bad cold.
* CoolCrown: She initially wore a small tiara but she discards it when she abandons Arendelle. TheStinger reveals that her minion Marshmallow found it.
* CostumePorn: Par for the course for Disney, but Elsa's sky-blue snow queen dress deserves a special mention. It's breathtaking, and detailed to the stitch.
* CoversAlwaysLie: A lot of promotional art depicts her as confidently smug, while in the movie proper she's anything but... save for the moments when she's being herself instead of "the good girl you always have to be".
* CreatingLifeIsUnforeseen: When she recreates Olaf during "Let It Go," she has no idea that he's alive until he shows up with Anna. Taken UpToEleven in ''Frozen Fever'', where she spawns the Snowgies by just ''sneezing''.
* CulturedBadass: The "cultured" part is more prominent in ''A Sister More Like Me'' which shows her many talents. The "badass" part comes from her powers, and it's implied that she's holding back. "Let It Go" unites them when she uses math to create her ice palace.
* DamselOutOfDistress: When captured at the castle she uses her powers to free herself.
* DaddysGirl: During the growing up montage, it's implied that she is closer to her father than to her mother.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: As a child, [[MyGreatestFailure hit Anna in the head with her powers]]. This essentially drives the entire plot and is the reason why Elsa is so detached from her sister.
* DarkMagicalGirl: She's a good person at heart who was isolated from everyone due to her powers, leading to her becoming an (unintentional) antagonist. As with most {{Dark Magical Girl}}s, she's eventually saved through the PowerOfLove by her heroic {{Foil}}.
* DefrostingIceQueen: She has to keep her emotions and feelings in check, because if she doesn't, she loses control of her magic, and it can do terrible things to the people. It is Anna's [[ThePowerOfLove love]] for her that ultimately frees her from her fears and unlocks the ability to thaw out the winter.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: The story starts from her perspective and we see what she's doing almost as much as Anna. She's also the one actually driving the plot.
* DreamworksFace: She not only does this in the posters, but also InUniverse at the final line in "Let it Go".
* {{Deuteragonist}}: Elsa may have half the screen time that her sister does, but she's more important to the plot. Jennifer Lee [[http://johnaugust.com/2014/scriptnotes-ep-128-frozen-with-jennifer-lee-transcript said]] the film is "Anna's story but it's really about Elsa."
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Finally conquers her crippling fear.
* EmotionalPowers: Her powers are connected to her emotions. When she's feeling better she creates happier things like Olaf, but when she wants to hide away from the world she creates the massive Marshmallow. Negative emotions like fear or worry tend to give her PowerIncontinence, while positive ones allow her more control of her powers. Embracing her love for others is what allows her to lift the EndlessWinter from Arendelle.
* EmotionlessGirl: For many years, Elsa had to constantly [[EmotionSuppression suppress her emotions]] in fear she would lose control of her powers.
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: Her ice dress is pretty glittery, which becomes particularly evident when she steps into the sunlight at the end of "Let It Go". There are also sparkles in her hair, as her braid is adorned with tiny sparkling snowflakes.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In the brief shots of her as a child at various ages, Elsa wears her hair in a braid until her parents die; then she wairs it in a bun [[note]]The first shot she wears it in a bun is at the very last line of "Do You Want to Build a Snowman"[[/note]]. Fast-forward to Coronation Day and it's again in a bun - symbolizing it's a moment she needs to restrain her emotions. Then at the end of "Let it Go", Elsa drops her PrimAndProperBun in favor of the French braid she originally wore, symbolizing she isn't as constrained anymore.
* FisherKing: The weather changes according to her mood.
* {{Foil}}: She is serious in contrast to her energetic sister, Anna.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Responsible Sibling to Anna's Foolish Sibling. Anna wants to marry Hans, but Elsa refuses to let them get married because they've only just met that day.
** The roles get reversed in ''Frozen Fever'', as Elsa insists on going through the birthday celebrations despite being rather sick, while Anna realises that her sister ''desperately'' needs rest.
* FormFittingWardrobe: Her coronation dress, and especially her ice dress, are tailored enough to perfectly highlight her curves.
* FriendlessBackground: Like her sister, she was raised in seclusion and she doesn't have any friends her age.
* FullContactMagic: Whenever she uses her powers intentionally, she always makes grand gestures with her hands or dancing. When she creates her ice palace, it's more like she's actually lifting it out of the mountain than anything.
* GlassCannon: She's ''very'' powerful, but still ultimately a young woman susceptible to conventional harm if one bypasses her icy defenses. When a crossbow knocks down the ice chandelier, it knocks her out.
* GoMadFromTheIsolation: {{Inverted}}. Instead of involuntary isolation giving someone mental/emotional issues, she isolates herself on purpose ''because'' of her emotional issues.
* GorgeousGarmentGeneration: Her sparkly blue Snow Queen dress was ''woven from ice and snow''.
* HairDecorations: Elsa's is subtly adorned with snowflakes. As a kid, she has a blue headband.
* HairstyleInertia: After her IAmSong, Elsa goes back to wearing the same single ponytail she had as a child.
* HatesBeingTouched: She won't let other people touch her, out of fear of losing control of her powers. Not knowing the truth leads Anna to think she's a neat freak. Once Elsa has her powers in check, she's freer with physical contact.
* HeroAntagonist: She unintentionally drives the conflict, creating an EndlessWinter in the middle of summer when she runs away to the mountains to isolate herself in an attempt to protect everyone else from her powers. Her sister, Anna, has to seek her out so that they could find a way to stop the winter she unknowingly caused.
* HeroicAlbino: Has extremely pale skin, white hair, and is good person.
* HeroicBSOD: When Hans tells her that Anna's dead. When Elsa goes through these, the snow tends to freeze outside (also happened when she learned that her parents were dead).
* HeroWithAUniqueName: The main characters follow a trend of filling in parts of the original novel's author's name except for the deuteragonist Elsa, (Hans, Kristoff, Anna, Sven = "Hans Christian Andersen").
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Things were going somewhat okay for her during her coronation and the ball. Then Anna accidentally screws things up and 13 years of hiding Elsa's powers comes to an end. This also causes her to flee the kingdom due to not being able to keep it under control despite her attempts to. More sinister characters attempt to use this to usurp power for their own benefit, such as the Duke of Weselton, and later, Hans.
* TheHermit: She tries this lifestyle for a while, as she thinks she can escape her problems by living alone in an ice castle on the side of a mountain. She ultimately learns otherwise, however.
* HiddenDepths:
** She demonstrates a sly sense of humor during the coronation, when she tricks Anna into dancing with the Duke of Weselton and barely suppresses a laugh at her sister's expense. One of the cut songs, "We Know Better", expands on this, indicating in the lyrics that as a child Elsa would occasionally "freeze her nanny's big behind" or "freeze her tutor's tea".
** Although she is passive compared to Anna, it is implied that she ironically enjoys more thrilling activities than her sister. Immediately after thawing Arendelle, she creates an ice rink for everyone to enjoy without hesitation. While Anna is somewhat hesitant, she skates without fear, even encouraging her to join in.
** ''Frozen Fever'' reveals that she's game enough to dance at the top of a clock tower, despite being delirious from a cold.
* HighClassGloves: Though her gloves were to contain her power, they are still items fit for royalty. Even her coronation gloves match her dress.
* HotWitch: Once she's finally able to be herself and embrace her powers, her beauty really shines.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Elsa is right that Anna is too sheltered to understand what love is. But Elsa herself is also very sheltered having never set foot outside the castle in 13 years. Anna even [[WhatTheHellHero calls her out]] [[LampshadeHanging on this.]]
-->'''Anna:''' What do you know about love? All you know how to do is shut people out.
* AnIcePerson: Has the ability to create ice and snow, which also extends to creating [[{{Snowlem}} sentient snowmen]] and even a dress made of ice for herself. The origin of these powers is a case of AllThereInTheManual from [[http://johnaugust.com/2014/scriptnotes-ep-128-frozen-with-jennifer-lee-transcript Jennifer Lee]] (about a third down the page) revealed the explanation: a child is born with ice magic 1000 years after Saturn is in an alignment with something. This makes sense because, you know, [[FridgeBrilliance Saturn has both rings of ice and rock and a moon covered in ice]] [[note]]Or possibly because, to quote Wiki/TheOtherWiki, "Saturn is associated with focus, precision, '''nobility''', ethics, civility, lofty goals, purpose, career, great achievements, dedication, authority figures, ordered hierarchy, stability, virtues, productiveness, valuable hard lessons learned, destiny, '''conforming social structures''', balance, and karma (reaping what you have sowed or divine cosmic justice) but also with limitations, '''restrictions''', boundaries, '''anxiety''', tests, practicality, reality, and time. (...) Saturn symbolized processes and things that were dry and '''cold''', which are necessary balancing aspects to maintain life. It governed the [[FourTemperamentEnsemble melancholic humor]]." Know a better planet to make AnIcePerson melancholic queen?[[/note]]. It was left out of the final film because the more you explain about magic, the more you want to know about its rules, and more importantly it would have detracted from the plot, seeing as planetary alignment is not a major point unlike [[Disney/{{Hercules}} another Disney film]]. See also WhenThePlanetsAlign below.
* IceQueen: Both literally and figuratively! Though she was rather cheerful as a child, when Elsa's powers accidentally hurt Anna, she felt a need to tightly control her emotions so that no one would find out or be hurt. In particular, Anna feels shut out and disliked by her sister for no reason she can understand, though the party at the beginning of the movie makes it clear even to her that Elsa ''does'' care about her. In any case, her own mask didn't work and when her cover was blown she just gave up on it entirely, leading into her song ''Let It Go.'' Sure, she might have to isolate herself from humanity from the rest of her life, but hey, look at the bright side! At least she doesn't have to bottle her emotions up anymore.
* AnIceSuit: A variation; her slinky blue gown seems much better suited for warm weather. [[RequiredSecondaryPowers The cold never bothered her anyway (presumably because being one who can make ice makes it possible for her to tolerate subzero temperatures more easily)]].
* IconicOutfit: Her silky blue gown is more recognizable and is printed on more merchandise than her coronation outfit.
* IcyBlueEyes: Not evil, but since her element is ice, this fits.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Cutting off Anna when they were kids.
* IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim: While she was going to kill the Weselton guards in self-defense (who didn't stop their assassination attempt even after she eased her icy death traps), Hans pleads with Elsa not to do it, because it would only end up painting her as a monster to everyone. Considering she had already accidentally plunged the country into an eternal winter a short while ago, as evil as Hans turns out to be, he does have a point.
* ImaginationBasedSuperpower: She can make ice constructs of anything, even a whole palace.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Her new outfit was woven from ice crystals.
* ImpossibleHourglassFigure: Downplayed, as her figure is still unrealistic, but not to the proportions typical of the trope.
* InstantExpert: During the course of "Let it Go", she gains increasing control of her powers, going from creating a few wisps of cold, to constructing a crude snowman, to a fairly large bridge, which becomes crystalline and intricate as she crosses it, to an entire palace made of ice. Also downplayed in that while she knows how to direct it, [[PowerIncontinence she doesn't know how to turn it off]]. The former is justified by one of the tie-in books, which reveals that Elsa was a fan of geometry since she was little.
* InternalizedCategorism: Thanks to some childhood trauma, she grows up fearing her own powers. This is especially bad for her since her powers can be triggered by her own emotions, so this made them even harder to control.
* JerkassFacade: Although Elsa may seem a bit aloof towards Anna, this is only her repressing her emotions in order to keep her powers in check, and she really does deeply care for her sister and her well-being, but always thought she had to push her away, just to protect her.
* JerkassHasAPoint: While she isn't being particularly understanding, she's completely right when she refuses to approve of Anna's wedding to Hans on the grounds that [[FourthDateMarriage marrying a man you just met]] is ridiculous, a sentiment [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Kristoff]] agrees with. She's proven right upon the reveal that Hans was EvilAllAlong.
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: Best displayed when the Duke's guards tried to kill her. She's in her ice outfit, as in the slinky dress, cape, and heels, and her powers still make her formidable against them. The only reason they even stood a chance at first was because she didn't want to hurt anyone. Their relentless attacks drove her to fight back, and they were clearly no match.
* LadyOfBlackMagic: Ice-oriented variant but her magic is certainly not evil.
* LettingHerHairDown: After tossing away the crown, she knocks off her bun in favor of a French braid.
* LonelyRichKid: Isolates herself from everyone, including Anna, even though they live in the same house.
* MadGod: Technically she's a Neurotic Overpowered-Mage, but [[Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible the results are surprisingly similar]]: She sets off an eternal winter by having an anxiety attack, and ''accidentally creates life'' while in a good mood.
* MadnessMantra: "Don't feel, don't feel, don't feel, don't feel!" She says this after Anna tells her that she caused an endless winter in Arendelle. To make it creepier, the icy room around her turns red and ice spikes jut forth from the walls as she says this, springing from the dread she is unable to suppress.
* TheMakeover: With no one left to worry about once she leaves Arendelle, she quickly drops her restraint, lets down her hair, and puts on something ''way'' more flattering. Even when gaining control over her powers, Elsa still keeps the look. It's just too cool to lose.
* MalfunctionMalady: In the ''Frozen Fever'' short she has a cold that gets progressively worse. Every time she sneezes, she creates a few tiny armless snowgies. At the end, Olaf and Kristoff herd hundreds of them up to the ice palace. She also sneezes right as she tries to blow on the ceremonial horn which through sheer coincidence happens to launch a massive snowball that knocks Hans into a pile of manure all the way over in the
[[Characters/FrozenSouthernIsles Southern Isles entirely.
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: Elsa and Anna's strained relationship is not helped by Elsa occasionally acting happy to see Anna (such as her coronation party and when Anna first enters her ice palace), which gets her hopes up, only to turn around and abruptly tell her they can't see each other anymore.
* MeaningfulName: "Elsa" is German for "noble", which alludes to her high status as a princess, her ascent as queen of Arendelle, and the fact that deep down she really has a good heart and spirit.
* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds: When fleeing across the fjord she doesn't realize that behind her the steps across the water are expanding, causing the entire area to freeze solid. The rest of Arendelle freezes over within hours, before she manages to figure out how to actually ''thaw'' the ice she creates.
* MsFanservice: Fairly {{Downplayed}}, but after transforming into [[AnIceSuit her ice dress]], she is the most scantily clad character in the film (relatively speaking).
* MostCommonSuperpower: Downplayed. Though it's hard to tell given the animation style, Elsa's figure qualifies as a downplayed version of the ImpossibleHourglassFigure (see above). It's easy to see what contributes for Elsa's top half and she does have [[AnIcePerson powers]], completing the trope. Also, looking at the sisters side by side, one notices that Elsa's bust is considerably larger than Anna's.
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* MundaneUtility: At the end of the film, Elsa uses her ice powers to entertain her subjects, making an ice-skating rink in summer. She also can use magic to redesign clothing and decorate Anna's birthday cake.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: She suffers this a couple of times in the film:
** When she and Anna are first playing with snow in the beginning, Elsa hitting her sister accidentally with her ice spell is what first causes her to hate her powers.
** She's horrified when she learns that her powers have caused an endless winter, and utters the line word-for-word when she sees it firsthand.
* MyGreatestFailure: She deeply regrets how she almost killed Anna by accident when they were kids, and still worries it might happen again (in a SelfFulfillingProphecy, she does almost kill her again). This is the main reason she refuses to get close to her sister.
* MySisterIsOffLimits: Very against Hans proposing to her sister so suddenly after the two just met. It's implied the reason she wanted the party over so quickly was to get rid of him. She's not at all like this with Kristoff, who she supports seeing with Anna.
* MysticalWhiteHair: It's strongly implied that Elsa's platinum blonde hair (a shade of blonde that is a few shades away from perfect white) is somehow connected to her ice magic, since she clearly couldn't have inherited the gene for platinum blonde hair from her parents. This is evident when she accidentally hit Anna with her ice magic and Anna gained a platinum blonde streak as a result.
* NeatFreak: More prominent in ''A Sister More Like Me''. In the film itself, Anna admits that she always assumed that this was why Elsa wore gloves so much.
* NervousWreck: Underneath her calm and aloof façade she's this. WordOfGod states that she suffers from depression and anxiety.
* NiceGirl: She is caring, warm, protective, loving, compassionate, selfless, benevolent, emotional, sensitive, and peaceful. Even before her CharacterDevelopment, her JerkassFacade was only made so as to keep her little sister safe.
* NiceShoes: Her ice outfit includes a pair of ice-themed kitten heels.
* NoSocialSkills: Due to being shut up in her castle most of her life and only communicating with her parents and occasionally Anna. When it came time to be crowned, one can tell she feels rather awkward around everyone. And an argument with Anna certainly didn't help matters. She does manage a regal bearing, since that requires constraint and control anyway.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Despite her EmotionlessGirl facade early in the film, she still has a (good-natured) [[TheGadfly Gadfly]] moment during the coronation when she manages to rope Anna into dancing with the Duke, who is a ''horrible'' dancer.
* OneWomanArmy: Elsa was able to handle herself against the Duke of Weseltown's bodyguard.
* ParentalMarriageVeto: She's the queen and Anna's sister, so Anna goes to her to ask for her blessing to her engagement with Hans, assuming it's a done deal. She says no because ''Anna has just met Hans and definitely has known him for no more than twelve hours''. Not to mention, in real life European monarchies of the time, any member of a royal court, family members included, would need the permission of the reigning monarch to marry and have children.
* ThePerfectionist: She always tried her best to be "the perfect girl" so could keep her powers under control. Even after opening up and learning to use her powers, she still keeps this trait, as seen in ''Frozen Fever'' where Elsa is fixated on giving Anna a perfect birthday despite her cold.
* PersonOfMassConstruction: She can use ice powers to construct an ice castle for herself filled with giant doors and a spiral staircase, all in the course of a single song!
* PersonOfMassDestruction: She accidentally caused a country-wide EndlessWinter.
* PimpedOutDress: She gets two in the movie.
** Her coronation dress has [[GoldMakesEverythingShiny gold trimming]] on the waist and neckline, and floral motifs on the skirt and bodice.
** The dress she makes is loaded with small wintry things that make it glitter.
** She creates another one with her powers in ''Disney/FrozenFever''.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Due to the accident she had with Anna as kids, she's afraid to even ''speak'' to her sister for years. Granted, the trolls mind-wiping Anna and her parents' decisions contributed, but a lot of the film's problems would've been solved quicker if she tried to open up more (lampshaded by Anna). She gets over it at the end.
* PowerDyesYourHair: Elsa has a platinum-blonde hair color not shared with any other members of her family, which is presumably related to her ice powers.
* PowerIncontinence: [[EmotionalPowers Whenever she feels negative emotions]], her powers tend to manifest involuntarily, such as freezing anything she touches. When running away after the coronation ceremony she accidentally freezes the entire harbor and fjord and creates an EndlessWinter without even ''realizing it!'' When Anna tells her what she's done and asks her to lift the winter, a horrified Elsa tells her she doesn't know ''how.'' [[EmotionalPowers The secret turns out to be love.]]
* PowerLimiter: Her gloves allow her to touch things without freezing them and keep her from blasting anything around her with ice on accident. The plot is kicked off when she loses one while arguing with Anna. It's implied that their effect may have been [[MagicFeather purely psychological]], as later on, hand-covering manacles can't keep her powers at bay.
* ThePowerOfLove: How she gains control of her powers. "Love will thaw" indeed.
* PrimAndProperBun: Elsa's coronation appearance is with her hair woven in a French-braided crown twist bun. When she realizes she can cut loose with her emotions, she tears out the braid and allows her hair to hang in relative freedom.
* ProperLady: In the book ''A Sister More Like Me'', her behavior pre-freak out is established.
* ProperlyParanoid: Played with in an interesting way, with a hint of SelfFulfillingProphecy. As a child, she's told to never reveal her powers, causing her to seclude herself inside her room constantly up until adulthood, refusing any physical contact with her parents as well as Anna, so not to hurt them. This seems to be justified when she appears publically for the first time on her coronation day, and, by the end of it, she's set off an eternal winter. Later, Anna momentarily gets too close and confrontational to her, resulting in her accidentally freezing her sister's heart within seconds. However, since her powers are [[EmotionalPowers affected by emotion]], her fear of what might happen if she gets near someone is actually the main reason things go wrong when she gets near people. Once she overcomes her fears of hurting people on accident, she gains enough control over her powers to not ''need'' to be afraid of hurting people on accident.
* PurpleIsPowerful: Her coronation cape is purple. Her room is also decorated in shades of lilac and violet, which is more obvious in ''A Sister More Like Me'' and concept art.
* RageBreakingPoint: She does a fairly good job at keeping her powers in check by "concealing, not feeling" her fears... until Anna asks her a few {{Armor Piercing Question}}s and causes Elsa to snap, accidentally showing her powers.
* RandomlyGifted: She was born with powerful ice magic, despite being born into a family of ordinary, mundane human beings. Exactly ''how'' that works isn't elaborated upon, but it's not that important to the story anyway.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: When not [[HeroicBSOD freaking out]], Elsa is a sensible, competent ruler.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue to Anna's Red given her stoicism.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: She doesn't get cold, even on top of a frozen mountain wearing a dress made out of ice. With one exception, she's also never shown having balance issues or sliding on ice. She doesn't even have visible breath like everyone else in the cold. In ''Frozen Fever'' she tries to argue that she doesn't catch colds either, but unfortunately [[CatchYourDeathOfCold that's not how colds work.]]
-->'''Elsa''': The cold never bothered me anyway.
* RequisiteRoyalRegalia: She has a CoolCrown, a StaffOfAuthority and an orb, a PimpedOutDress, a pair of HighClassGloves, and a PimpedOutCape. She abandons most of it and changes what she ''does'' keep after reinventing her image.
* ShesGotLegs: The skirt of her ice gown has a slit in it.
* ShelteredAristocrat: Elsa and Anna didn't leave the castle in years.
* ShipperOnDeck: In the storybook app of the film, it is revealed that Elsa approved of Anna and Kristoff's love for each other.
* SiblingYinYang: Elsa is calm, reserved, and introverted while Anna is energetic, outspoken, and extroverted.
* SignificantBirthDate: It's AllThereInTheManual, but she was born on the winter solstice.
* {{Snowlems}}: Elsa has the power to create these.
* SolitarySorceress: Elsa becomes one after accidentally exposing her powers as a check against accidentally hurting someone with them.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Unintentional, but her denying Anna's marriage to Hans and running off wound up saving Anna, as it delayed his plans and gave Anna a lesson in trusting people so quickly while at the same time showing her the power of love.
* SpikesOfDoom: She summons sharp icicles not to hurt others but to shield herself.
* SquishyWizard: God-like ice powers, but human-like constitution. She's almost killed by a crossbow bolt to the face and then a falling chandelier.
* TheStoic: Her attempt to shut down her EmotionalPowers; when told "fear will be your enemy," she is determined to not be scared of her powers, which naturally [[SelfFulfillingProphecy leads to her being scared of her powers]].
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Elsa and Anna look similar to their mother, save for subtle differences in the shapes of their eyes, nose, chin, etc.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She's reserved and tries to control her emotions, but she clearly cares for her sister and the people of Arendelle. Note her shock when Anna tells her that Arendelle has been completely frozen. In this case, the 'ice' part mostly results from her self-discipline and lonely upbringing; when the reasons for both are erased, she noticeably lightens up. She's ultimately able to control her powers and undo the EndlessWinter through her love for her sister and her country.
* SurvivalMantra: "Conceal, don't feel." She casts this off later.
* SymbolMotifClothing: Her coronation dress has flowers on it, while her ice dress has snowflakes all over the cape.
* TakeCareOfTheKids: When Elsa escapes the castle, she tells Hans to take care of Anna.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Girly Girl to Anna's Tomboy. Elsa is more reserved and graceful, and strives to be a "perfect girl" as a way to control her emotions and her ice powers. She manages to be very queenly even after she runs away.
* TookALevelInBadass: Learned to fully accept her powers and put an end to the eternal blizzard.
* TookALevelInCheerfulness: Shown in her trademark song, ''Let It Go'' and when she stops the eternal blizzard.
* TookALevelInKindness: After [[DefrostingIceQueen she defrosts]], she uses the PowerOfLove to end the eternal winter, creates a small storm over Olaf so he'll never melt, makes Kristoff the official Ice Master and Deliverer, creates an ice skating rink for Arendelle, and in the final scene, she helps Anna learn how to ice skate.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Like her sister, Elsa has a liking towards chocolate.
* TraumaCongaLine: Elsa goes through one traumatic experience after another, and each one leaves a lasting impact, on Anna as well as herself:
** She accidentally injures her little sister with her ice powers, making her [[AfraidOfTheirOwnStrength afraid to be around people]], including her sister.
** Then her parents are killed in a shipwreck.
** She's crowned queen but her powers are exposed to the entire kingdom, so she runs away and accidentally freezes Arendelle in the process.
** She's tricked by Hans into thinking that she killed Anna.
** She's heartbroken when Anna sacrifices herself to save her.
* TroubledButCute: She's shown to be rather aloof and brooding.
* TrueBlueFemininity: ''Every'' outfit Elsa wears in the movie is mostly made of blue, up to and including non-fabric items she wears (like the headbands she wears in her single-digit years). The only exception is her purple coronation cape, which is still over a mostly blue/cyan dress.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Until the incident with Anna, after which she became more brooding, distant, and aloof.
* UsedToBeMoreSocial: Before the accident with Anna, Elsa was perfectly willing to play around with her sister.
* VaporWear: Implied, as her stockings disappear after she forms her ice dress.
* VillainSong: "Let It Go", during which she builds her ice kingdom after running away and gleefully allows herself to express her emotions and show off her powers. It's more of a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds doing an IAmBecomingSong, but it's the closest to the trope this movie has. Ironically, WordOfGod says it was ''written'' as a VillainSong, but ended up being what drove them to change her into an ClassicalAntiHero {{Deuteragonist}} instead.
* VoiceForTheVoiceless: When Elsa and Anna first built Olaf as children, Elsa provided a funny voice for Olaf ("Hi, I'm Olaf and I love warm hugs!") to make Anna laugh.
* WellDoneDaughterGirl: {{Implied}} during "For the First Time In Forever", by the way she looks up at the painting of her father while she is mentally preparing herself for her coronation.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: She and Elsa were insperable as children. Then, the accident happened.
* WhatTheHellHero: Anna really knows how to call her out for the many times she shut people out, including her.
* WhenSheSmiles: Elsa can be absolutely gorgeous when she shows those pearly whites. It's just that it can be hard to get her in a good mood to see those a lot. It's perhaps most notable during the "Let it Go" sequence, when she first begins to experiment with her ice powers.
* WhenThePlanetsAlign: The circumstances of Elsa's birth, according to [[WordOfGod Jennifer Lee]]. A child is born with ice magic 1000 years after Saturn is in a certain alignment with something. It was meant to be explained in the film but was left out due to being expositiony, and its unknown what Saturn is aligned with and how often it occurs.
* WillfullyWeak: After nearly killing Anna with her powers, she spent a good chunk of her life doing everything she can to keep her powers in check.
* WinterRoyalLady: Surprisingly {{Averted}}, as she never actually adopts the moniker of "Snow Queen" (at least, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen not in the final version of the movie]]).
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: Tries to be this, but cannot keep it up; when Anna confronts her at her coronation afterparty, she loses her composure. It's abandoned completely by the end, as she entertains her subjects with a skating rink in summer, skating amongst them as well.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: She's more of a repressed loner than anything due to years and ''years'' of trying to control her emotions and powers, only to have it amount to nothing. And the "Destroyer of Worlds" part is [[ObliviouslyEvil unintentional.]]
* YouthfulFreckles: They're not as prominent on Elsa as they are on Anna (which can be partially explained as Elsa is a bit older than Anna), but if you look close enough, they are there.
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[[folder:King Agnarr and Queen Iduna of Arendelle]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MauriceLaMarche (King Agdar), Jennifer Lee (Queen Idun)

Elsa and Anna's parents.
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[[AC:Tropes that apply to both]]
* AdaptationDyeJob: In the ''Frozen'' book illustrations, the king has dark hair and the queen has light hair, but in the movie, it's vice-versa.
* GoodParents: While they were alive, they make some mistakes, but they truly care about their daughters and want to help Elsa control her powers.
* MeaningfulName:
** "Agnarr" is a male form of Agða, a short form of Agatha, meaning "good" and/or "honorable". The name Agnarr means "brave" and/or "warrior" in Norse and from Greek agathos meaning "good". All of which reflect his noble intentions towards his daughters.
** "Iduna" can be anglicized as Ithunn, or Idunn/Idun. Iðunn means "youthful", a nod to her [[MumLooksLikeASister youthful appearance.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: While their insistence that Elsa isolate herself and hide her powers was well-meaning, the reason her powers got so out of control as she grew older was ''because'' of the isolation. It's only once she opens up and accepts the love and affection of her friends and family that she regains the level of control over her powers that she had as a child. Many fans have interpreted this as AnAesop: When you have kids, don't make them feel ashamed or afraid of who they are, even if society may frown upon them. It will not end well.
* NicePerson: In spite of their ''huge'' mistake on how they handled Elsa's powers, they both prove to be loving and well meaning people.
* NotQuiteTheRightThing: After Elsa accidentally injures her sister, her parents conclude that the best thing to do is to keep her away from the world and make her fear her powers. However, this just causes her to build up a lot of emotional issues when the actual secret to controlling herself requires her to ''embrace'' her emotions and love for others, which is more like what she was already doing. Not only was this exactly the wrong way to help Elsa, but it both took away Anna's friendship with her sister and prevented her from making friends with anyone else, leaving her desperately craving affection. The moment she gets out and meets someone, she rushes into the first relationship that presents itself.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Both of them could be maintained in their early 30s or mid 20s, even though they have two daughters, and on closer look, Iduna appears to be a recolored version of Elsa's coronation appearance. It's totally {{Justified}}: ''Frozen'' takes place in a time period when people married and had children much earlier than they do today, and especially royalty trying to preserve the family line.
* OverprotectiveDad: Deconstructed. Agdar and Idun desired to protect their children, so they isolated them from anything that could hurt them, including each other. Because of this, the girls are denied the life experiences and skills that real people need to develop. Elsa becomes an IneffectualLoner who hides her emotions from everyone, including her sister, until they come gushing out. Since her powers are controlled by her emotions, not knowing how to handle either sets off the plot. Anna grows up very naive as to how love, the world and even her own kingdom works, resulting in her getting engaged to a man she barely knows [[spoiler:who turns out to be a GoldDigger and is just using Anna's naivete to marry his way into ruling Arendelle]].
* ParentalAbandonment: Their ship sunk, leading to their death.
* ParentsAsPeople: Though they are very loving, without meaning to, they contribute to Elsa's problem. They teach her to fear her powers instead of trying to control them, and to bottle up her emotions rather than confront them.
* PlotTriggeringDeath: Their deaths at the beginning of the film are why Elsa has to become Queen at the young age of 21, kicking off the plot.
* ShownTheirWork: Their graves are written in Runic alphabet, and so their names were revealed as King Agdar and Queen Idun.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: They have good intentions, but isolating Elsa (and Anna) from the rest of the world for so many years causes the plot to kick off.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: They die within the first ten minutes of the film, just like [[RecurringElement most parents in Disney films]].

[[AC:Tropes that apply to King Agnarr]]
* DotingParent: ''A Frozen Heart'' reveals the fact that Agnarr had the tendency to spoil his daughters, and had a difficult time legitimately punishing them when they misbehave.
* HeroicBuild: Agnarr has a broad, muscular body; even though the outcome of his methods of teaching Elsa to control her powers wasn't exactly right, his intentions were noble and out of love.
* OneHeadTaller: King Agnarr is [[http://static3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140109043557/disney/images/e/e1/Frozenkingandqueen.jpg this to his wife.]]
* SharpDressedMan: Agnarr certainly looks the part of a king.

[[AC:Tropes that apply to Queen Iduna]]
* CreatorCameo: Iduna is voiced by Jennifer Lee, one of the co-directors of the film.
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: Iduna's PimpedOutDress is dark violet, just like Elsa's coronation dress.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: ''A Frozen Heart'' reveals that Iduna was this when alive. Although Agnarr is generally docile, when on the verge of losing his temper, it is Iduna who has the ability to calm his nerves. This peacekeeping aura of the queen is also carried over to other occasions, such as Elsa's training to control her powers; the queen being far more patient and accepting of momentary breaks, in hopes of preventing Elsa from becoming overwhelmed.
* MumLooksLikeASister: Idun looks like [[StrongFamilyResemblance a brunette version of]] [[OnlySixFaces Elsa's and Anna's adult selves]] (21 and 18)... even when they're in their late to mid-teens toward the end of the prologue (18 and 15). Due to the former's lack of (visible) freckles, she looks like 21-year-old Elsa with brown hair.
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Iduna was the name of a goddess in Norse mythology from one of [[http://norse-mythology.org/tales/the-kidnapping-of-idun/ the most well-known myths]].
* PrimAndProperBun: Queen Iduna's hair is styled like this, in the same way that Elsa wears her hair to the coronation in.
* SatelliteCharacter: Queen Iduna only has one line, and she is shown to be supportive of her husband's decisions regarding their children.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Iduna looks almost identical to Elsa, with a darker hair color.
* SweetTooth: According to the book ''A Frozen Heart'', Iduna has a sweet tooth.
* YouthfulFreckles: While not a child or teenager anymore, Iduna has them. She is in her twenties, which is only a little older than Elsa is during the whole...eternal winter thing, so she is only a little above the age range. (If one looks, in some of her scenes, Iduna basically bears the same physical appearance that Elsa has at the coronation party, only with brunette hair instead of platinum blonde hair).
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!!Other Residents from Arendelle

[[folder:Kristoff Bjorgman]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JonathanGroff
->(8-year-old Kristoff) '''Voiced by:''' Tyree Brown

An ice harvester of Arendelle who spurns human companionship for animals and the Trolls. He becomes a personal wilderness guide to Anna to help her on her quest.
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* AccidentalMisnaming: Olaf constantly calling him Sven is a RunningGag in the film. Anna also called him Kristoffer/Christopher once.
* {{Adorkable}}: Such as when he subs the words for Sven, or when he falls for Anna. This is to show that he's genuinely adorkable, in private as well as around humans.
* AllThereInTheManual: Kristoff is a member of the Sami people (the indigenous peoples of far northern Norway, Sweden, and Finland); perhaps not coincidentally, they are the only peoples in that region with the right to herd reindeer. Not so much hidden if you actually are Scandinavian, [[ShownTheirWork those pointy shoes were a dead giveaway]]. Same goes for his last name—it was never stated in the film, but the Essential Guide reveals that it's Bjorgman.
** As does the Disney on Ice show, with an exchange that would have made sense to be in the film considering the AccidentalMisnaming:
--->'''Anna:''' I'm Princess Anna, from Arendelle.
--->'''Kristoff:''' And I'm Kristoff Bjorgman, from nowhere-in-particular.
* AmazonChaser: After Anna hits one of the wolves chasing her and Kristoff, the latter utters a very impressed "Whoa!"
* BecomingTheMask: Inverted - Kristoff has put on a mask of being tough and untouchable for so long that he has come to believe it and it's Anna's job to remove the mask.
* BettyAndVeronica: The Veronica (manly ice farmer) to Hans's Betty (cultured prince) for Anna's Archie.
* BorrowedCatchphrase: "... Wait, what?"
* BrutalHonesty: Has no problem telling the Princess of Arendelle that he doesn't trust her judgement because she became engaged to a guy on the first day they met.
* ButtMonkey: Gets attacked by wolves while dragged behind a sled, tries and fails to stop Anna from angering a snow golem, is covered in ice and snow in several scenes, and he's unlucky enough to be transporting ice when Arendelle froze over (rendering his duty kinda moot).
* CharacterDevelopment: In the sequel short, ''Frozen Fever'', Kristoff's softer side is shown to have grown, and become a more prominent side of his personality. With Elsa, he is shown to be fairly laid-back, comforting, and encouraging, looking on the brighter side of a situation, no matter the level of importance. Nevertheless, he is still shown to become flustered around Anna, as a result of his affections for her.
* ChildhoodFriends: Been friends with Sven since they were kids.
%%* CoolBigBro: interactions with Sven and the younger trolls.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: {{Implied}}. Before he was taken in by the trolls, Kristoff was apparently an orphan and only had Sven as a companion, the other humans being apparently mean to him.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Kristoff's clothing is primarily black and very dark brown, and even the fur lining his clothes is a dark grey. Even the red sash and collar that punctuate his clothes are of dark shades. Dark clothing is more appropriate to wear in cold weather, since darker color clothes tend to absorb heat better. Considering where Kristoff goes most of the time, it would make sense for him to wear dark clothes to keep warm. By comparison, Hans wears dark clothing in many of his outdoor scenes in the second half of the movie, both because he's villainous and again, because it's practical for the conditions.
* DeadpanSnarker: His dialogue is mostly snark at whoever he happens to be talking to, and always in a deadpan manner. Example:
-->'''Kristoff:''' You wanna talk to me about supply and demand problems? I sell ''ice'' for a living.
* DefrostingIceKing: Becomes more and more comfortable around Anna. He even becomes her official boyfriend in the epilogue. In ''Frozen Fever'', he declares his love for her come his part in ''Making Today A Perfect Day''.
* EmotionallyTongueTied: He acquires a shyer, more awkward side once he falls in love with Anna.
-->'''Kristoff:''' I could kiss you! I-I could. I mean, I'd like to--may I? We me? I mean, may we--[[BorrowedCatchphrase wait, what?]]
* FarmBoy: In the ice harvester variant. He was doing his job and just happened to bump into a princess who was on a quest and got drafted into it.
* {{Foil}}: To Hans in every way, from start all the way to finish - even in the façades they present to the world. Their designs are also radically different, with Hans being the traditional slim and average height Disney hero and Kristoff being very tall, broad-shouldered and bulky.
* FourthDateMarriage: ''Heavily'' ridicules Anna for wanting to marry Hans despite her having met him ''less than a day ago'', even going so far as to say that he doesn't trust her judgement as a result. Defied between him and Anna at the end where Anna explicitly says she wants to "date" him instead of marry him.
* FreudianExcuse: The way the ice miners treated him may well have made him a misanthrope, and while being [[HappilyAdopted adopted by trolls]] may have made him less of a Jerkass than Hans, Anna was really the first ''human'' friend he ever had.
* GenderFlip: Kristoff is based off of the Robber Girl from the original tale.
* GoodCounterpart: To the richer and princely yet manipulative and conniving Hans, to whom Kristoff also serves as a foil.
* GoodSamaritan: Anna's "request" of him was simply to help guide her through the wilderness and reach Elsa's Ice Palace. Throughout the trip, he goes above and beyond doing ''just'' that.
* GrumpyBear: In the beginning, he has a sour disposition. He defrosts though by the end.
* HairstyleInertia: Has the same hairstyle he had as a young boy.
* HappilyAdopted: Since the trolls adopted Kristoff and Sven, they have loved and nurtured them both.
* HatesEveryoneEqually: He was raised first by ice miners who ignored him, and then by trolls, and in one of his first scenes after the TimeSkip, he sings a song about reindeer being better than people but smelling worse.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Falls in love with and becomes a couple with [[FieryRedhead Anna]].
* HeroicBuild: Most Disney Heroes have a build more like Hans, with a perfect embracing height of about 5'8". They all look like tennis players. Kristoff is over 6' tall with broad shoulders, and big feet and hands. His overall build is genuinely stocky. When we first see him as an adult, he's large enough that he gets slightly ominous music, having to bend down to get into Oaken's Trading Post, and clearly towering over Anna. It's a design that ''helps'' to prolong our delusions regarding Hans.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: A humorous, lighthearted example is his lullaby to Sven, in which he says that he's the only human who smells as unpleasant as a reindeer.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Sven which is {{lampshaded|Trope}} by the trolls who say his "thing" is "outside of nature's laws".
* HiddenHeartOfGold: He'll always do the right thing...even if it takes some subtle (and occasionally not-so-subtle) prompting from [[TheConscience Sven.]] Or Anna.
* HomelessHero: {{Implied|Trope}} to be this with Sven. After Kristoff is thrown out of Oaken's shop, he crashes in Oaken's barn. Aside from the trolls, Kristoff probably takes to crashing in peoples' barns.
* {{Hunk}}: Contrasting Hans's more slim and cool appearance. Kristoff instead is modeled after the "ruggedly handsome" look (in spite of the shot at his "unmanly blondness").
* IneffectualLoner: Kristoff generally does not like interacting with other humans, and simply performs honest work with his reindeer companion. However, Kristoff is clearly not doing terribly well all on his own, needing to crash in random barn houses and being barely able to afford daily necessities (he's only able to get his climbing gear and carrots because Anna buys them along with her own boots and dress).
* InterspeciesAdoption: He (human) and Sven (reindeer) were both adopted by trolls.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Sort of. Kristoff seems to believe that even if it's been kind of fast, Anna can get her TrueLovesKiss from Hans. He chooses to leave her at the castle, and even knowing he loves her, decides it's better that he leave her with Hans.
* JerkassHasAPoint: No matter how rude he is, there is always a point behind his rudeness.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Openly bickers with Anna and calls her out when she doesn't think things through... yet also does everything in his power to help her when it counts. One need only look at all the "heart of gold" tropes that apply to the man. Notably, this helps enforce him being a foil to Hans as his inverse; everything Kristoff does for Anna is ''genuine'' in intent.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Sans the armor...though he probably wouldn't admit it. At heart, he bears this trope in spirit, and his daring sequence in the finale brings it to the forefront.
* LampshadeHanging: Does this ''heavily'' when he hears about Anna [[FourthDateMarriage wanting to marry Hans despite just meeting him]], and makes a few good points on why that may not be wise. Unfortunately, Kristoff turned out to be right.
* NatureLover: He has been described as a "true outdoors man".
* NervesOfSteel: Sees that hungry, strong, adult wolves are coming? Keeps his cool while saying "Sven, go. GO!" and manages to kick one away with just his foot.
* NiceGuy: At the end of the film as he becomes this to show that Hans wasn't really a [[BitchInSheepsClothing nice guy]] after all.
* NiceHat: The hat he is seen with is a standard hat for ice harvesters.
* NobleMaleRoguishMale: As the rough, ill-tempered troll's kid, he appears to be the Roguish male to Hans' Noble Male. It's subverted, as Hans's true character is Machiavellian and he uses the noble ruse as a tool to usurp the throne, while Kristoff's persona was implied by the trolls to have been created to protect himself from being hurt emotionally and hide his inner kindness and goodness.
* NoseNuggets: Claims that all guys eat their boogers.
* NoSocialSkills: {{Justified|Trope}} since part of his life he was raised by trolls. It was even lampshaded by a member of his adoptive troll family; "or that he's socially impaired".
* OfficialCouple: With Anna, although they are not married by the movie's end.
* OneHeadTaller: With Anna. He's taller than her by a head and is also built much larger.
* OnlySaneMan: He's more practical than Anna and Olaf, and is the only one to think to tell Olaf just what exactly happens to snow in summer. Anna won't let him. With Anna being the hopeless romantic she is, he was quite suspicious of suddenly accepting a marriage proposal from Hans. Kristoff eventually turned out to be right.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: A minor example. Kristoff usually talks for [[LoyalAnimalCompanion Sven]] when the latter is "acting as his conscience" in the middle of a moral dilemma. Towards the end of the movie, when Kristoff has no idea what Sven is trying to communicate to him, it's a sign that Kristoff is ''very'' deep in denial about being in love with Anna.
* ThePigPen: His lack of hygiene is a RunningGag: he eats a saliva covered carrot (it was Sven's saliva, but still, gross), only ever relieves himself in the woods, and (by his own admission) smells worse than a reindeer. The trolls say he's smelly no matter how much he washes, and Olaf describes him as "a pungent reindeer king."
* PoliteVillainsRudeHeroes: The Rude Hero to Hans's Polite Villain. Even after TheReveal, Hans is still smooth, charming, and well-dressed in contrast to Kristoff, who is the snarky, impolite and sometimes insensitive Tritagonist of the film.
* RaceLift: In the Disney version, Kristoff is Caucasian. In the musical, he is played by an African-American actor.
* RaisedByWolves: Kristoff was raised by trolls, and yet he ''still'' has a better grasp of human society than the very sheltered Princess Anna, as seen by his disbelief in marrying Hans, who she's only known for hours.
* RichSuitorPoorSuitor: The unglamorous, working-class poor suitor to Hans's suave, royal rich suitor.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: With Anna. She is a spunky princess willing to do whatever it takes to bring her sister home, he is a grumpy, rough-around-the-edges ice harvester helping her along the way.
* ScarfOfAssKicking: He wears a scarf around his waist and proves to be a badass.
* SecondLove: To Anna. Her first love, Hans, turned out to be a complete jerk who never loved her.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Kristoff is the Manly Mountain Man to Hans' gentlemanly Sensitive Guy. It turns out that Hans is actually the sinister villain, and Kristoff is actually a sensitive guy beneath his rugged exterior.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Tries to convince his adoptive family of this about Anna. [[ShipperOnDeck They don't believe him.]]
* SociallyAwkwardHero: Kristoff has no problems with doing his dangerous ice harvester jobs (which includes taking on wolves) or climbing down a mountain. But interacting with humans and expressing his {{adorkable}} love for Anna is the hard part.
* StraightMan: Quite notably, midst a cast of colorful and larger-than-life characters in a world to match, Kristoff appears to be more of a straight-man, reacting to the various, mystical situations he and the other characters encounter with a generally down-to-earth viewpoint.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: In spite of his loner nature, and dislike for society, Kristoff has a loving heart, and at his core, is rather harmless, innocent, and protective. This is first evidenced by his relationship with his reindeer and best friend, Sven, whom he treats as his pet and closest friend, and he's shown to value the reindeer's life above his own several times. Kristoff's inner softness and loving aura is further emphasized by his family, the trolls, who reveal Kristoff to be, despite his various flaws and shortcomings, sensitive and sweet when given the same treatment, which he proves through his friendship and eventual relationship with Anna.
* TalkingToHimself: An in-universe example; Sven isn't a TalkingAnimal, so Kristoff sometimes provides a "voice" for him when they're alone. Hilariously, it's always Sven who "wins" any argument.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Initially, Kristoff has little love for his employer, Anna, and only assists her because he has an interest in stopping Elsa from making more and more ice. During their initial ascent, Kristoff teases her, especially regarding her rapid courtship with Hans and only begins to warm up to her after he finds she might be in mortal peril.
* {{Tritagonist}}: Third in the protagonist line behind Anna and Elsa. He's as important as they are, and has more screen time than other characters, but not as much as the sisters.
* TookALevelInKindness: He becomes completely kind, selfless and polite at the end to contrast with Hans' ruthless personality.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Like Sven, he has a fondness for carrots.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: The opening showed that Kristoff wasn't always the gruff, rude jerk he grew up to be.
* VoiceForTheVoiceless: He speaks for Sven in his "reindeer voice".
* WatchThePaintJob: Kristoff chides Anna for touching the lacquer on his sled. Of course, the sled smashes to pieces later on, and then catches on fire. After he just paid it off. Thankfully, by movie's end, the crown reimburses him for the lost sleigh.
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[[folder:Sven]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' N/A

Kristoff's lovable pet reindeer.
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* ActionPet: His biology has made him this; capable of leaping a wide ravine, surviving frigid waters, tearing through blizzards at breakneck speed, keeping ahead of wolves while towing a large sled, and pulling Kristoff and Anna out of holes and away from trouble while only eating a bunch of carrots, his favourite snack, and probably moss.
* {{Adorkable}}: Mix in his clumsiness, love for carrots, and facial expressions, and Sven counts.
* AllAnimalsAreDogs: Has the mannerisms of a dog more than a reindeer. Unlike some movies, this is deliberately pulled off for humour.
* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude:
** He's clearly got a better grasp of what's going on than a normal reindeer might.
** In ''Frozen Fever'', he can slice a three-tiered ice cream cake into perfectly straight, equal-sized wedges... with his ''antlers.''
* BadassAdorable: Sven is also an adorable reindeer.
* CharacterTics: He has a tendency to lick both people and inanimate objects. Kristoff, Olaf, the [[TongueOnTheFlagpole staircase at Elsa's ice castle]], carrots, you name it, he's probably licked it.
* ChildhoodFriends: Has known Kristoff since they were kids.
* TheConscience: To Kristoff. Played with, as most of the time, Kristoff himself is the one actually making the argument. It's played straight near the end, though, when Sven proves he doesn't need Kristoff to speak for him to get his meaning across.
* CoolPet: This reindeer jumped a gorge! That's pretty awesome.
* CuteMute: This reindeer is silly, snarky and lovable, and yet he does not say a single word the entire movie.
* DisneyDeath: It's small in comparison to everything happening when it does, but he manages to buck Kristoff off to safety during their breakneck run in the climactic blizzard when the fjord's icy surface cracks underneath them and sends him into the freezing waters below. It takes a harrowing moment, but he surfaces not long after. This is justified, since reindeer/caribou are easily capable of swimming even in icy arctic waters; the main peril comes because the audience knows if a horse or human fell inside, it would probably be fatal.
* {{Expy}}: Sven is based on "Bae" from the original ''Snow Queen''.
* HappilyAdopted: As a young reindeer, he and a child Kristoff were taken in, loved, and nurtured by trolls.
* HeroicSacrifice: Almost, see DisneyDeath above. When he surfaces, he urges Kristoff to keep moving while he's stuck out on a small ice platform.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: He and Kristoff were both adopted by the trolls and, until Anna, was his only friend.
* HomelessHero: {{Implied}} to be this with Kristoff, after the latter was thrown out of Oaken's shop they go to a barn. His family lives out in the open because they are trolls.
* InterspeciesAdoption: Sven (reindeer) and Kristoff (human) have a familial bond with their family of trolls.
* TheLancer: For Kristoff. Not only as his steadfast backup, but Sven creates a contrast with Kristoff by being the more reasonable and generous of the two.
* LoyalAnimalCompanion: To Kristoff. The two have been together since childhood.
* MoralityChain: {{Implied}} to be this for Kristoff since WordOfGod described Sven as "the conscience" for Kristoff.
* NiceGuy: Sven is sweet, loyal, playful, and has a strong moral center.
* NonHumanSidekick: To Kristoff, because he's a reindeer.
* OnlyFriend: Sven has been this to Kristoff since they were kids.
* ParentalAbandonment: No idea what became of Sven's mother or herd, any more than we know what happened to Kristoff's parents.
* PluckyComicRelief: Like Olaf, he provides levity in a number of places; however he's not a magical creature and still quite vulnerable. He proves his pluckiness by taking a dive into a frozen fjord and coming out relatively none the worse for wear.
* ShipperOnDeck: For Kristoff and Anna, such as convincing him to go back to her.
* {{Sidekick}}: To Kristoff and Olaf in market sales.
* SilentSnarker: When he tries to convince Kristoff to admit his feelings to Anna.
* TalkingAnimal: Downplayed; he cannot talk, but Kristoff likes to pretend he can, playing both sides of their conversation. Also, Sven makes appropriate gesticulations for his part of the conversation. He just can't make the sounds himself.
%%* TeamPet: Of the heroes.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Sven has a fondness for carrots. [[RunningGag He keeps going after Olaf's nose]].
* UndyingLoyalty: To Kristoff and later Anna, Elsa, and Olaf.
* TheSpeechless: He doesn't have any lines in the film, just reindeer grunts and groans.
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[[folder:Olaf]]
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[[caption-width-right:191: "Hi, I'm Olaf and I like warm hugs!"]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JoshGad

The first snow golem made by Elsa. He dreams of enjoying the summer.
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* AccidentalMisnaming: Due to a misunderstanding, Olaf believes that Kristoff's name is 'Sven'. Olaf continues to call him that until the Trolls correct him; he does use the right name when revealing to Anna that Kristoff loves her.
* {{Adorkable}}: Olaf runs on adorable dorky antics.
* AdvertisedExtra: [[NeverTrustATrailer The trailers]] make it looks like the film is largely his adventure. He doesn't show up officially until the second half of the movie.
* AllLovingHero: Olaf just wants his friends to be safe and happy.
* AmusingInjuries: He never feels any pain from things like "impaling", which is what keeps it amusing.
* ArbitrarySkepticism: Initially believes Kristoff to be insane because he starts interacting with rocks like they're people (and, as it turns out, they ''are'' magical rock-people), when he's a sentient, animated snowman.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: He's adorable, especially compared to his EvilCounterpart Marshmallow.
* BigNo: Screams this as he tries to stop Marshmallow from pursuing Anna and Kristoff. Unfortunately, his size means he's no match for the larger snowman.
-->'''Olaf:''' This is not making much of a difference, isn't it?!
* BreakoutCharacter: Apart from Anna and Elsa, he's the most popular Frozen character and has almost as much merchandise as the sisters.
* ButtMonkey: He's subject to all kinds of slapstick and AmusingInjuries throughout the film.
* CatchPhrase: "Hi, I'm Olaf and I like warm hugs!", a {{Callback}} to when Elsa and Anna first built him.
* ChekhovsGunman: The sisters first built him when they were children. He was later rebuilt by Elsa and becomes important for the rest of the film.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: A light version, as he is always happy and doesn't seem to understand that warmth is bad for him, as his biggest dream is to see summer, but is capable of great wisdom.
-->'''Kristoff:''' I'm gonna tell him.\\
'''Anna:''' Don't you dare!
* CreatingLifeIsUnforeseen: Elsa didn't consciously bring him to life, it just happened. His creation in general is sort of like a FreudianSlip, as Elsa unconsciously makes him while singing about how she's letting go of the past.
* CuddleBug: The very first thing he informs people of, other than his name, is that he "likes warm hugs." There is also a tie-in book featuring his character that is titled ''Do You Want a Hug?''
* DissonantSerenity: Can be seen ''smiling'' when Elsa creates Marshmallow to kick him, Anna, and Kristoff out. He also seems quite calm when Marshmallow forcefully tosses them all out of the ice palace. This is most likely due to his innocent, optimistic, and friendly nature; he just isn't seeing the danger.
* EveryoneHasStandards: As one sentence in ''The Secret Admirer" puts it: Olaf liked everyone and everything, but even Olaf did not like [[HateSink Hans of the Southern Isles]].
* {{Foil}}: Olaf is Elsa's inner desires come to life in exaggerated form. She withdrew from others for fear of hurting them. He loves physical contact even if it hurts him, [[RunningGag many, many times]].
* FriendToAllChildren: {{Implied}} when we see him dancing with some of the troll children during "Fixer Upper".
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: His {{Snowlem}} nature makes him NighInvulnerable to any kind of damage save heat, which comes in handy due to his frequent AmusingInjuries.
* HasTwoMommies: Elsa and Anna first built him as little girls.
* HealingFactor: Since he's a snowman, he can't die or be truly injured unless he melts.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: A non-lethal version that is PlayedForLaughs when he walks into an icicle without looking. It amuses him more than anything. "Ha-ha, I've been impaled."
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Olaf is literally the embodiment of childhood love and innocence. Elsa inadvertently created him from her memories of such.
* IronButtMonkey: Though most of his injuries are self-inflicted by his own mistakes, it doesn't stop him from being chipper.
* {{Irony}}: He is a snowman who wants to see summer and doesn't realize he'll melt. In the finale, Elsa gives him a [[PersonalRaincloud personal flurry that allows him to enjoy summer without melting.]]
* IWantSong: "In Summer", in which Olaf sings of how wonderful it would be to experience Summer. The fact that he's a snowman notwithstanding.
* KidAppealCharacter: The classic Disney non-human companion.
* KindheartedSimpleton: {{Downplayed}}. Olaf isn't a "simpleton", but he can be ''childish'' and still retain his NiceGuy attitude.
* LiteralMinded: When Anna tells him to "give [her and Elsa] a minute" at the ice castle, he counts to 60 before going in after her.
* LoveInformant: It's thanks to Olaf that Anna gets to know that Kristoff is in love with her.
* MeaningfulName: Is named after [[UsefulNotes/PatronSaints St. Olaf,]] a founding king of Norway and its patron saint.
* NeverLearnedToRead: In ''Frozen Fever'', he points this out when asked to help with a banner for Anna's birthday. When he tries to help anyway, he rearranges the letters into a nonsense phrase.
* NiceGuy: He always does everything he can to help his friends.
* NighInvulnerable: He suffers a lot of AmusingInjuries and is always falling apart, but his components never break apart. The only thing that can actually kill him is heat, and even that's not an issue when Elsa summons a personal snow cloud for him.
* NonHumanSidekick: To Anna, being a snowman and all.
* TheNoseless: When he first meets Anna and Kristoff. Anna gives him a carrot nose, which Sven occasionally tries to eat.
-->"It's like a little baby unicorn!"
* OurPhlebotinumChild: First built by Anna and Elsa as children, then bought to life by Elsa's magic years later.
* PerpetualSmiler: About 99% of his screentime has him with a smile on his face.
* PersonalRaincloud: Elsa gives Olaf a personal ''flurry'' once the eternal winter ends, so he can enjoy the season without melting.
* PluckyComicRelief: He provides a lot of the film's humor.
* ThePollyanna: Despite all the injuries he suffers, he never loses his optimism. Even as he melts under the summer sun after Elsa restores the climate, he's cheerful (though Elsa quickly rectifies that with an endless winter in microcosm just for Olaf).
* PurityPersonified: WordOfGod confirmed that Olaf is the sisterly love of Elsa and Anna given a solid form.
* RuleOfSymbolism: One of the directors says he symbolizes the love between Anna and Elsa.
* ShipperOnDeck: Olaf comments on how Kristoff deeply loves Anna.
* ShooOutTheClowns: During the blizzard at the climax, he's blown away by the storm and not seen again until Anna's frozen solid.
* SimpleMindedWisdom: A simple pep talk from the naive, oddball, silly snowlem of all things... is what snaps Anna back from Hans's betrayal.
* {{Snowlem}}: Based on a mundane snowman Elsa had made with Anna when they were little. He was the first sentient snowman Elsa created, though she didn't even initially know he was alive.
* SpannerInTheWorks: If he hadn't found Anna after Hans left her for dead and led her outside, Hans's plot to kill Elsa and take the throne would have succeeded.
* TooDumbToLive: He loves all things warm and wants to experience summer, not realizing that heat is deadly to him.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: He has a fondness for ice cream, which is why he took a bite of Anna's birthday cake behind everyone's back.
* {{Tulpa}}: He starts out as a funny character Elsa invents to amuse Anna when they are kids. Years later, Elsa's magic made him real without her even knowing it. Even ''Elsa's'' surprised when he shows up walking and talking in her castle, since she still remembers him.
-->'''Olaf:''' ....58, 59, 60!
-->'''Elsa:''' Wait. What is that?
-->''[Olaf comes running across the foyer]''
-->'''Olaf:''' HI! I'm Olaf and I like warm hugs!
-->'''Elsa:''' ''Olaf??''
-->'''Olaf:''' You built me! Remember that?
-->'''Elsa:''' And you're alive?
-->'''Olaf:''' Yeah, um......I think so?
* UndyingLoyalty: When he starts a fire to keep Anna warm, he discovers that he'll melt if he comes into contact with heat. Despite this, he chooses to stand by Anna as her curse slowly freezes her.
-->'''Anna''': Olaf...you're melting.
-->'''Olaf''': Some people are worth melting for. (''{{Beat}}'') [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Just maybe not this second]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Trolls]]
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->'''Pabbie Voiced by:''' Ciaran Hinds\\
'''Bulda Voiced by:''' Maia Wilson\\
'''Baby Troll Voiced by:''' Annie Lopez\\
'''Gothi the Troll Priest Voiced by:''' Jack Whitehall

Boulder-like magical creatures who helped the king and queen save Anna from Elsa's magic when the sisters were children. Also Kristoff's adoptive family.
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Originally they were evil and selfish. Here, they may be meddlesome, but they're also kind and always willing to help.
* AllThereInTheManual: ''Frozen: The Essential Guide'' says that they turn to rocks during the day, although this is never seen in the movie.
* AllTrollsAreDifferent: They look like moss-covered boulders when sleeping/hiding, and are very friendly towards humans, hence why they accept Kristoff as a family member.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: To Kristoff by listing all of his flaws. They're actually an entire amazingly embarrassing ''family'' Of trolls.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Some of the Troll kids behave like this towards Kristoff such as the one who says he "only likes to tinkle in the woods" (but they love him anyway).
* BarefootCartoonAnimal: They wear moss as clothing but nothing on their feet.
%%* BigBrotherWorship: The younger trolls show this towards Kristoff.
* BrutalHonesty: Pabbie when he tells and shows a ''child'' what will happen if she doesn't control her powers. One of the things he shows her is presumbably ''being killed by an angry mob''.
%%* TheChiefsDaughter: Bulda is the daughter of [[TheLeader Pabbie]].
* CrowdSong: "Fixer Upper", which has every other line sung by a different troll in the group.
* CutenessProximity: Bulda decides to adopt Kristoff and Sven because they were "cuties".
* ExactWords: ''Both'' sets of advice handed down by Pabbie get taken for their worth at face value. The former leads to Elsa's repression (it wasn't the ''people's'' fear she needed to worry about, it was ''her own fear'') while the latter was too open to interpretation and starts an assumption by his fellow Trolls that Anna takes to heart.
* {{Expy}}: The trolls are based off of "The Robbers" from ''The Snow Queen''.
* TheFairFolk: Averted. They never act malicious towards humans.
* FinishingEachOthersSentences: Mainly in their song where none of them finish a line that they start.
* HappilyMarried: Bulda and Cliff, Kristoff's adoptive parents. They even give Kristoff and who they think is his girlfriend advice on how to make a happy marriage.
* HiddenInPlainSight: They appear as rocks when they aren't active. Hilariously, when Kristoff tries to introduce them to Anna and Olaf, the latter two momentarily believe he's insane.
* ImTakingHerHomeWithMe: Bulda adopts Kristoff and Sven as soon as she meets them, simply because they're cute.
* TheLeader: Pabbie is the leader of the trolls.
* {{Love Freak}}s: Their song "Fixer Upper" which is all about the virtues of love.
%%* MyBelovedSmother: Bulda, Kristoff's adoptive mother.
* NiceGuy: The trolls may be overbearing and inappropriate, but they mean well and love Kristoff a lot.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Pabbie removes Anna's memories of Elsa's magic under the vague assurance that it's for the best, then shows Elsa graphic depictions of what will happen if she doesn't learn to control her powers -- but never tells her how she should go about doing so. Both of these actions prove to be disastrous.
* OnlySaneMan: Pabbie is this because he's the only one not involved in "Fixer Upper".
* ParentalSubstitute: Specifically, Cliff and Bulda are this to Kristoff and Sven because they adopted the pair.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: The female trolls wear pink or red crystal necklaces, while male trolls wear blue or green crystal necklaces. Pabbie's the only one to wear a yellow crystal necklace, which could signify his role as the leader of the trolls.
* PoorCommunicationKills: A lot of trouble could have been avoided if they had been a ''little'' more clear. Their proclamation that fear will be Elsa's greatest enemy was accompanied by a representation of what looked like angry townspeople attacking her (an honest concern), even though they meant her fear rather than the people's (which turned out to be even more dangerous).
* PowerOfLove: They firmly believe in this. Bulda says it is "powerful and strange".
* PunnyName: Most of their names reference the fact they are rocks. In fact, Clay's name was [[DubNameChange changed in the Swedish dub]] to Sten -- literally "Stone", and a real name in Swedish.
* ScoutOut: The troll child that earned his fire crystal is called a "Troll Scout Kid" in the script. Evidently, crystals are stand-ins for badges.
* ShipperOnDeck: Ship Anna and Kristoff quite gleefully. It's the root point of "Fixer Upper".
* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: They are not in any adverts, especially before the movie came out, despite showing up in the film's prologue in a fairly important role. For a while, the only clip was of two of them dancing with Olaf, though later adverts showed clips from their song.
* SqueakyEyes: Whenever the Trolls blink in unison.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: The female trolls have at least one [[FlowerInHerHair flower in their hair]], the males don't.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Oaken]]
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[[caption-width-right:350: "Hoohoo! Big summer blowout!"]]

->'''Voiced by:''' Chris Williams

The owner of Wandering Oaken's Trading Post and Sauna. Like Kristoff, his business was changed into taking advantage of the new weather once it was changed by Elsa's magic.
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Beside his soft and somewhat effeminate personality, his family in the sauna notably consists of a young man and four children. However, it isn't clear if the young man is his partner or a different relative (such as a younger brother or cousin).
* ApologeticAttacker: Sort of. After he throws Kristoff out for calling him a "crook," Oaken immediately apologizes -- to Anna, because she had to witness him committing an act of violence in his store.
* BerserkButton: He doesn't like being called a crook. What makes it funnier is that he's still nice about it. He's less angry than he is ''hurt'' when he stands up.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: "''Vhat'' did you call me?" ''[cuts to Oaken hauling Kristoff to the front porch and throwing him into the snow]''
* BigBeautifulMan: Oaken is a big man and quite a cutie.
* CatchPhrase: "HOO-hoo!"
* CreatorCameo: He's voiced by Disney director and writer Chris Williams.
* FunnyForeigner: He has a thick Swedish accent, and some very stereotypical mannerisms.
* GentleGiant: He's sweet and pleasant for the most part, but when Kristoff makes the mistake of calling him a crook, he gets up out of his chair... revealing himself to be ''massive'', utterly towering over Kristoff (who himself is a pretty big, muscular guy). He then bodily throws Kristoff out with no effort whatsoever.
* HonestJohnsDealership: He tries to demand more money from Kristoff than Kristoff has in his pockets, and tries to justify his outrageous price gouging as a supply-and-demand problem. It's no wonder Kristoff [[BerserkButton calls him a "crook".]]
* InnocentBlueEyes: To show his pure and sweet nature.
* LargeAndInCharge: Is thrice bigger and larger than his family and is the one who runs the FamilyBusiness.
* NiceGuy: See GentleGiant. [[BerserkButton Just don't call him a crook]].
* NiceHat: Which totally matches his sweater.
* NoHeroDiscount: Doesn't matter how his business is doing, Kristoff has to pay for those carrots, the axe, and the rope. In fact, he jacked up the prices of his winter gear quite outrageously due to "supply and demand". This is despite outright stating that ''nobody'' was out in the blizzard except Anna and Kristoff and knowing full well that anyone who needed the ice pick and rope probably wouldn't survive without them. Subverted in ''Disney/FrozenFever'' when he gives away a cold remedy to Elsa and Anna, singing, genuinely concerned:
-->'''Oaken:''' What, are you sick? How about a cold remedy, of my own invention?
* StoutStrength: He effortlessly throws Kristoff out of his house when his BerserkButton was pushed.
* TranquilFury: He eighty-sixes Kristoff without losing his happy persona at all; however, he is by no means a StepfordSmiler, as his smile briefly fades after Kristoff makes the mistake of calling him a crook.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Marshmallow]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:"DON'T COME '''BAAAAAAAAACK'''!"]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Paul Briggs

A large snow golem created by Elsa to keep people out of her castle.
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* AntiVillain: All he wants to do is make sure that both he and Elsa are left alone. However, he is a little '''too''' protective of Elsa for his own good.
* BigLittleBrother: Marshmallow was built by Elsa after she created Olaf; while the latter is small and friendly, the former is huge and intimidating. So, Marshmallow is technically Olaf's "baby" brother. This is more obvious in early concept art that originally envisioned Marshmallow as looking like Olaf if Olaf were about twenty times larger than he actually is, with giant tree trunks for arms.
* BerserkButton: Do not throw a snowball at Happy Fun Marshmallow. He'll immediately flip out and give you a chase.
* {{Bouncer}}: It's his job to keep people out of Elsa's castle.
* BrickJoke: Remember that tiara Elsa threw away in "Let It Go"? Well, after the credits are over, Marshmallow is revealed to have survived his fall into the chasm. He finds it lying on the floor of the castle and puts it on, smiling to himself.
* CainAndAbel: Since he doesn't hesitate on striking his "brother" Olaf...Ironically, he's also the "good son" of the pair because he's doing exactly what his "mother" told him to do.
* CreatorCameo: Marshmallow is voiced by Paul Briggs, who was the head of storywriting.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Falls into a chasm after Hans cuts his leg off. TheStinger [[DisneyDeath reveals that he survived]].
* DubNameChange: The Spanish dub renamed him ''Merengue'' because marshmallows are not very well known in Spain.
* EvilCounterpart: A larger, more dangerous version of Olaf. This was more explicit in early designs, where Marshmallow was essentially Olaf, but bigger and more menacing looking, with giant ''tree trunks'' for arms.
* FluffyTheTerrible: You wouldn't expect a massive Snowlem to be named ''Marshmallow''.
* GlowingEyes: Marshmallow's empty eye sockets glow blue when he's enraged.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: When he's about to attack, they shine.
* GoneHorriblyRight: He takes his duty to protect Elsa ''too'' seriously, given how viciously he chased after Anna and her companions even after they were leaving, something that Elsa wouldn't have wanted. Although this might have been because Anna provoked him by throwing a snowball at him (as he seemed perfectly content to just walk away after tossing them out), and even then, he didn't physically harm Anna directly after pulling her back up from the cliff.
* HealingFactor: Implied, since he survived getting his leg cut off and falling into a gorge. Being made of snow in a snow mountain helps.
* HiddenDepths: At the end of the film, when returning to the ice palace, he is shown smiling and letting out a happy sigh after placing Elsa's old tiara on his head. This possibly hints that while he represents her desire to be alone, he could also contain some aspects of her innocence.
* HiddenInPlainSight: Hides by the staircase leading to the ice palace disguised as a pile of snow; he reveals himself when Hans and the search party arrive looking for Anna.
* MeaningfulName: He is white (due to being a [[{{Snowlems}} snowlem]]) and he is named after a ''white'' candy.
* MightyGlacier: He's very big and strong, but lacks quick reflexes. A literal example too, as he's made of ice and snow.
* MookPromotion: He crowns himself the new ruler of Elsa's ice kingdom in the end.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Merely does what Elsa wants him to do.
* NonMaliciousMonster: Since his only purpose is to keep people out of Elsa's palace, he's pretty content with just yelling at them or scaring them away (making him more like a bouncer than a hitman). The only time he actively chases or threatens people is when they provoke him (Anna tossing the snowball and Hans's men shooting him).
* TheNoseless: Unlike Olaf, it's permanent.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Or rather, only given a name by an offhand comment.
* OneManArmy: He's big, he's strong, and he kicks lots of ass! He took the whole Kingdom by himself.
* OneWingedAngel: Marshmallow grows icicle fangs, claws, and spikes when Hans and his men arrive. Earlier, there's a [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] example when he pursues Kristoff, Anna, and Olaf; it's easy to assume that the number of claws, fangs, and spikes he grows depends on how much of a threat his opponents are. In other words, Marshmallow doesn't grow his claws, fangs, or spikes while chasing those three because Kristoff and Anna are not armed, whereas Hans and his search team were armed with swords and crossbows.
* PoisonousFriend: He's overprotective of Elsa for this reason.
%%* RatedMForManly
* RuleOfSymbolism: While Olaf represents the love Elsa and Anna have, Marshmallow can be interpreted as representing how Elsa wishes to be alone; he's pretty adamant that other people should "GO AWAY!" TheStinger, while intended for humor, takes this further by having Marshmallow smile for the first time...because he's completely alone and is living in Elsa's isolated ice palace.
* {{Snowlems}}: Marshmallow is a large, decidedly unfriendly version. Born of Elsa's desire to be left alone, he is a large, very territorial monster who attempts to forcibly remove anyone who gets near.
* SpikesOfVillainy: Marshmallow grows spikes made of icicles when he becomes angry.
* SuperPersistentPredator: His only purpose is to keep people out of Elsa's castle, but he chases Anna off a cliff just for throwing a snowball at him.
* SuperStrength: His greater size than Oalf naturally means his "muscles" are capable of more.
* TakingYouWithMe: When Hans cuts off Marshmallow's leg, Marshmallow tries to grab at Hans and pull him into the chasm as well.
* TookALevelInKindness: In tie-in comics and ''Frozen Fever'', Marshmallow shows his friendlier side. For example, at the end of ''Frozen Fever'' when Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven visit him again, Marshmallow shows no hostility and the trio show no signs of fear despite their previous history.
* TopHeavyGuy: His arms and torso are massive compared to his legs.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Elsa, and he'll pursue his job with single-minded zeal, as seen when he chased Anna off cliff.
* TheUsurper: PlayedForLaughs. Played with as well, because he finds the tiara Elsa had tossed away in "Let it Go" and "crowns" himself "king" of Elsa's palace... the palace she created in the same song, and not the actual kingdom.
* UpgradeVsPrototypeFight: Olaf being alive was a surprise to Elsa. Marshmallow was deliberate after Elsa learned about Olaf, and much more powerful. They [[CurbStompBattle have a one sided fight]] while the heroes are trying to escape.
* WhenSheSmiles: In the post-credits scene, he picks up Elsa's old tiara and grins so brightly that he loses his SpikesOfVillainy. Also shows up in the storybook, "An Amazing Snowman", where he's initially alone but ends up smiling with his brother Olaf, and later with the rest of his family.
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[[folder:Kai]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Stephen John Anderson

An overseer who serves Arendelle's royal family.
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* AllThereInTheManual: His name is only revealed in supplementary material. It's never spoken in film.
* MythologyGag: He's named after one of the main characters in ''The Snow Queen''.
* UndyingLoyalty: Was amongst the servants who remained after King Agnarr reduced the staff and remain loyal to Anna and Elsa even after Elsa's powers were revealed.
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[[folder:Snowgies]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' N/A

Tiny snow creatures Elsa accidentally creates when she sneezes throughout "Frozen Fever".
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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Averted for Olaf, he's ecstatic to have little brothers and doesn't mind their chaos. Kristoff and Sven don't share his opinion.
* ArmlessBiped: None of them have arms.
* BigEater: They try to eat Anna's birthday cake, but settle for slices. Those slices are still bigger than them, but they have no trouble eating them.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: A possible gender inversion is implied, as Olaf named one of the Snowgies "Crystal", which is normally a girl's name. All of the Snowgies look the same, so how Olaf can tell them apart, much less what gender they are, is unknown. Granted they are made of snow, and don't actually have genders.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When Elsa finally notices them, one stays behind with her. As the rest are celebrating Anna's birthday, the one that stayed behind is being observed by Elsa as it just stares at her while hopping.
* IconicSequelCharacter: Since their appearance in ''Frozen Fever'', they've been featured in numerous storybooks and the ''Lego Frozen Northern Lights'' short.
* OddNameOut: Olaf gave all of them snow and ice-related names, save for "William".
* PerpetualSmiler: 90% of their appearance in ''Frozen Fever'' alone involves smiling.
* RuleOfSymbolism: While Olaf represented Elsa's sisterly love for Anna and Marshmallow represented her desire for solitude, the Snowgies represent her more playful side.
* ShoutOut: A FreezeFrameBonus shows one of them resembles a small [[Disney/BigHero6 Baymax]].
* {{Snowlems}}: Par for the course for creatures created by Elsa's magic.
* UnexplainedRecovery: More like unexplained ''resistance''. No explanation is given for why they don't melt since they lack personal snow clouds like Olaf and Anna's birthday is in the Summer.
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!!Southern Isles

[[folder:Prince
Isles]] [[note]]Prince Hans Westergaard of The Southern Isles]]
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[[caption-width-right:186: "Oh Anna. If only there was someone out there who loved you."]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Santino Fontana

A prince of the Southern
Isles, he comes to Arendelle for Elsa's coronation Sitron, and quickly makes an impression on Anna. He's actually using Anna to rule the kingdom himself.
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* ThirteenIsUnlucky: Being the thirteenth in line for his kingdom's throne, he knows he doesn't stand a chance to be king, and this makes him do very desperate and unethical things. And at times, Hans does acknowledge that he's the proverbial BlackSheep and the odd one out of the large
Westergaard clan.
Family.[[/note]]
* {{Adorkable}}: To the same extent as Anna. However, he's evil and exploits his charm to woo Anna as part of his plan to become king. That said, his first scene may suggest it isn't entirely faked. When he bows to Anna, thinking she is Elsa and attempting a MeetCute with her, Sitron does the same. As Sitron is the one keeping the boat they are standing in from falling, it makes the situation more awkward than Hans intended and he quickly apologizes.
* AlasPoorVillain: In his final chapter of ''A Frozen Heart'', he's panicking when the guards drag him to be shipped back to the Southern Isles without even seeing Anna and Elsa one last time. Considering the book expands on his role and reveals more about him than the movie did, it's clear to the reader he will suffer far worse treatment than he has from his brothers and father beforehand, who were already horrible to him. As he was desperately trying to never go back, he's begging to be let go, treating his return trip as a FateWorseThanDeath.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: He tells Anna about how his brothers were terrible to him, but the book reveals they were much worse than just ignoring him. All but one of them were physically and emotionally abusive to him [[DisproportionateRetribution just for being the youngest]] and his father dismissed him as a nuisance. The only people who weren't cruel to him were his mother and the good brother Lars, but they were unable to stop the torment. At times, even Hans acknowledges that he feels being the odd one out in his large family.
* AlmostKiss: An incredibly cruel example; dying from a curse, Anna believes TrueLovesKiss will save her, and tries to initiate one with Hans... only for him to pause and say "[[WhamLine Oh Anna... if only there was someone out there who loved you.]]"
* AltarTheSpeed: Played with and averted. Hans lies to the Queen's cabinet that he and Anna spoke their vows just before she died of a frozen heart, in order to create a false claim to the throne and arrange to have Elsa executed for treason. Note that Anna originally wanted to Altar the Speed at the coronation party, and Elsa tells her no. Hans tried to reason with her, but Elsa refused to hear him out and ordered him to leave.
* AlwaysSecondBest: Hans' father sees his youngest son as an useless spare and weakling compared to his twelve older sons, as while he is smart and intelligent, they are far more effective, ruthless, skilled and managed to woo eligible maidens much quicker than he was, something which Hans agrees on, and as a result, developed an [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex inferiority complex]]. To counter this, Hans tries to emulate them by becoming the king's errand boy and gofer before setting off to Arendelle in the hopes of surprising and upstaging his brothers by getting a throne more quickly and effectively by himself, and with this newfound power, he hopes to transform Arendelle from a backwater country into a power capable of fending off external threats. By becoming the new ruler of Arendelle, he hopes to force his father to recognize him on an equal footing, while his twelve older brothers would now have to respect him as a sovereign. But his hasty desire to become king and [[WellDoneSonGuy get the respect of his family]] backfires on him, and he's now back in the same Hell he wanted to escape in the first place.
* AmbiguousDisorder: ''A Frozen Heart'' suggests he suffers from depression and suicidal thoughts.
* AmbitionIsEvil: His whole plan was to make himself king, and he's neither squeamish nor apologetic of how he empties the throne of its previous occupants.
* AnimalMotifs: His animator compares him to a chameleon. The only difference is that instead of his appearance, Hans changes his personality to adapt to situations. To woo Anna, he pretends to be a lovesick NiceGuy. To earn Arendelle's admiration, he helps them during the winter and goes to rescue their princess. To get Elsa's trust, he acts like a [[MoralityPet friend who knows she doesn't want to hurt people]]. And to counter the Duke, he appears as a rude JerkAss.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: To his older brothers, sans one, who tried to help him leave home to find a better life.
* AnnoyingArrows: Played straight and averted when Hans shows up at Elsa's ice palace. His mens' crossbow bolts barely tickle Marshmallow and are like being injected with needles, but this is averted with Elsa, as she has to block and deflect those shot at her.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: When Elsa is is fighting the guards, we get the Armor-Piercing Statement variant:
-->'''Hans:''' Queen Elsa! Don't be the monster they fear you are!
* AristocratsAreEvil: His original plan was to marry into Arendelle's royalty and slowly control the kingdom, while selfish was still a genuine attempt at finding a chance for a happier life with Elsa. But as time progressed, he became more and more like his brothers and father, willing to commit actions he originally despised and becoming the trope.
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: When Hans comes upon Elsa in the ice palace, realistically there's no way he could bolt across the room in time to deflect the beardless Weselton guard's (guy pinned to the wall) shot when the guard raises his crossbow to aim at Elsa.
* AssholeVictim: Though he makes a short appearance in ''Frozen Fever'', it's shown that he was penalized for his actions in Arendelle, and Elsa's snowball she sneezed out accidentally knocks him into a cart full of manure while the horses laugh at him.
* TheBabyOfTheBunch: In a Royal family where the younger you are the less important you become, Hans was the youngest of thirteen brothers. Growing up the smallest and most forgettable of the brood [[FreudianExcuse wound up being the source of his issues]].
* BadSamaritan: He's implied to be the first person outside of the (much-reduced) castle staff that Anna had truly socialized with in years. Naturally, he's also a villain.
* BadassBookworm: An excellent strategist, ManipulativeBastard, and a good swordsman all rolled into one.
* BadassLongcoat: It's a greatcoat with that caped bit at the shoulders, but in principle it's this.
* BavarianFireDrill: This is why no one realizes Hans is a usurper until it's too late: everyone is confused and frightened after the snow begins to fall, and it's not obvious who should have authority, since Elsa bailed out and Anna left to find her — so Hans calmly takes charge on Anna's instructions. He acts like he has the whole situation under control, and people obey him as a result. Since the quickest way to become a leader in a crisis situation is usually to just behave like a leader, Hans has that down to an art. People might not even mind until later that his claims are decidedly dodgy.
* BeautyIsBad: His traditionally good looks play a fair part in making Anna fall for him, but is actually vicious.
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: [[EvenEvilHasStandards Hans vowed not use violence like his brothers, thinking that it will turn him into a brute and does not want to become a dictator like his father]]. But by the climax of the film, he is perfectly willing to murder Anna and Elsa and rule Arendelle all by himself, just like his father and brothers.
* BeneathTheMask: Initially, he seems to be a NiceGuy and {{Adorkable}} towards Anna. But after TheReveal, he's revealed to be EvilAllAlong.
* BerserkButton: Endangering Arendelle and presumably any kingdom that Hans could potentially claim for himself is a good way to get on Hans's bad side, as the Duke of Weselton learns the hard way.
* BetrayalByInaction: He leaves Anna to die when she had been expecting that he could perform an ActOfTrueLove to save her.
* BettyAndVeronica: GenderFlipped. He's the Betty (cultured prince) to Kristoff's Veronica (manly ice-farmer) for Anna's Archie. This later gets flipped after both TheReveal and Anna getting to see past Kristoff's gruff exterior.
* BigBrotherWorship: While it's debatable if he wants to earn the respect of his brothers aside from leaving their shadow, ''A Frozen Heart'' reveals he does genuinely admire Lars, the third oldest of his siblings, if just for being the only brother to show him any humanity. Also, he often fantasizes what it's like to be Caleb, the oldest of his siblings.
* BigDamnKiss: Dramatically defied when he reveals his true nature and refuses to kiss Anna.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Like Anna, he's used to being shut out by his older siblings.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: His acts of kindness as well as his {{Adorkable}} wooing of the impressionable, happy-go-lucky princess Anna, is revealed to be part of a calculated plot to marry into Arendelle's royal family and ultimately murder Queen Elsa so he can ascend to the throne much quicker.
* BlackAndWhiteMorality: In ''A Frozen Heart'', he literally ''forces'' himself to think this way during his journey to take down Elsa. Whenever he begins to realize that Elsa isn't such a bad person after all or feels sorry for her, he panics and starts throwing out reasons to why Elsa ''must'' be the villain and that everything "bad" that has happened to him is completely her fault. He also quickly dehumanizes her as a "monster" so he can feel less bad when killing her.
* BlackSheep: Being the youngest of thirteen sons meant that he was an easy target for [[BigBrotherBully his older brothers (especially Rudi and Runo, who bully Hans the most)]] to pick on - he's been the victim of countless practical jokes and pranks, not to mention being pummeled, thrown off moving carts or being shoved in the mud numerous times — in essence, becoming the ExtremeDoormat for his family. And his father saw him as a "weakling" compared to his older brothers, and [[ParentalNeglect therefore does nothing to stop them from bullying him]], going so much as to unabashedly acknowledge his lack of interest in his son's presence during family and diplomatic gatherings. Ironically, Hans being against the violent methods of his family made him the WhiteSheep, but his desire to [[WellDoneSonGuy appeal to his father]] [[UsedToBeASweetKid darkened him]]. Even Hans sometimes acknowledges that he's the odd one out in his family.
* TheBluebeard: After TheReveal, he turned out to be a GoldDigger by plotting to marry into Arendelle's royal family and ultimately murder Queen Elsa so he can ascend to the throne much quicker. He originally wanted to marry Elsa, but deemed her too dangerous and too difficult to woo in either case, so Anna was an easier target.
* BondVillainStupidity: Despite his demonstrations of devilish cleverness, he makes the typical mistake of confessing his entire plan to Anna and then leaves her alive and unguarded before making the move to slay Elsa. Although given her magic induced hypothermia, all he really had to do was wait and watch her die painfully and then he wouldn't have to lie to anyone afterward.
* BreakThemByTalking:
** A wise thing to do before attacking a borderline [[PhysicalGod Goddess of Winter]] with a sword when she knows he is coming is to break her will to resist. This effectively leaves her suicidal, because being told that her sister was dead due to her own actions is her worst fear come true. Luckily, Anna wasn't dead, and saved Elsa from Hans' attempt to decapitate her.
** He also does this to Anna by telling her that she was only ever a means to an end to him and [[DidYouActuallyBelieve what a fool she was for trusting him]]. It leaves her depressed for a while, but Anna eventually realizes that there are still people (Kristoff, Olaf and Elsa) who care about her.
* BridalCarry: Hans also briefly carries Anna like this after she is brought to him by two servants.
* BrightIsNotGood: Wears lots of [[LightIsNotGood white]] and [[HeavenlyBlue blue]] and is evil.
* BrokenAce: He is handsome, charming, honorable and a prince! However, a desperate hunger for recognition and glory, combined with years of abuse, [[WellDoneSonGuy daddy issues]] and neglect, slowly corrupted him long ago.
* CantKillYouStillNeedYou: His concern about not wanting harm to come to Anna basically translates to him needing Anna alive so he can become king. Though he goes out to find Anna, he also wants Elsa alive so that he can try and charm her too. Once he realizes Anna will shortly die because his kiss won't work and Elsa can't lift the curse, he decides it's time to get to killing.
* ChekhovsGun: Hans mentions his twelve older brothers as a counterpoint to Anna's problematic relationship with Elsa. During his MotiveRant he points out that all those older brothers put him so far down the line of succession, he needs to marry into another kingdom's throne to fulfill his ambitions.
* TheCharmer: He has an awkward kind of charm which turns out to be an evil version of this, and thus an invoked trope.
* TheChessmaster: The scene where Hans gives his MotiveRant has a [[TheChessmaster chess set]] visible. This symbolizes his exploitation of her as a "pawn" in his plans.
* ClassyCravat: Wears a pinkish one as seen on the image above. In ''Frozen Fever'', it's not so classy anymore, worn out and dangling from his neck due to all of the physical labor he's been doing.
* ClassicVillain: Represents Ambition, and a little bit of Envy. Knowing that he could never inherit a kingdom for his own, he intends to take over Arendelle by marrying into the royal family, and then killing both sisters. Although he's not the direct cause of the movie's main conflict, it was his deceptions i.e. pretending to be [[FalseSoulmate Anna's Love Interest]] and causing her to argue with Elsa over their whimsical relationship that triggers the plot into such direction. He also shares a number of similarities to both Anna and Elsa: like Anna, he is estranged to his older siblings, and like Elsa, he conceals his true emotions. But while Anna wishes to reconcile with Elsa (and vice versa), Hans clearly doesn't — as he's willing to leave behind his family to get Arendelle. While Elsa tries to control her emotions to stop herself from harming her loved ones, Hans hides his in order to manipulate others.
* ColorMotif: White: every single one of his outfits has white in some shape or form, particularly in the form of his gloves.
* ConspicuousGloves: Not as conspicuous as Elsa's, but he's still the only character onscreen who always wears them. Fanon has a hundred explanations why, including hidden fire powers or hiding scars.
* ConsummateLiar: Described by his animator as a 'chameleon', he's slippery to the point that fans can argue ad infinitum about what his personality actually is under all the lies.
* ContrivedCoincidence: Hoping for a chance to gain the throne of some kingdom, Prince Hans visits a royal family he knew nothing about due to their reclusiveness. By nighttime he's already engaged to Anna out of her sheer impulsiveness. A few minutes later the queen bails out, the princess goes after her, and Hans is given acting command of the kingdom. The next day Anna is wounded in a way he can easily pin on Elsa, giving him all the cover he needs to murder them both and become king.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: In ''A Frozen Heart'', Hans was physically and emotionally abused by his older brothers (sans one, the third oldest Lars), and three of them literally ''pretended'' that he didn't exist for two years. His father often saw him as a whiner, and [[EvenEvilHasStandards despite his objections]], regularly sent him to horrific tasks, from beating up critics of the king to butchering any village that failed to pay its taxes on time.
* DidYouActuallyBelieve: "You were so desperate for love, you were willing to marry me, just like that!"
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: Hans claims that Anna died in his arms, when really he's locked her in a room and left her to freeze to death.
* DisposableFiance: He and Anna get engaged quickly, but then the story makes it clear that she's really supposed to be with Kristoff... good thing that Hans was EvilAllAlong! This is even lampshaded by one of the trolls in "Fixer Upper": "Get the fiance out of the way and then the whole thing will be fixed!"
* DisneyVillainDeath: Downplayed. Anna punches Hans hard enough to knock him overboard, but not to his death.
* DrivenByEnvy: His drive to come into power within a kingdom of his own — which he'll never get from his family, having twelve brothers ahead of him who regularly bully him — is his primary motivator.
* DrunkOnMilk: In "Love is an Open Door", when Hans tells Anna he has feelings for her, he says "maybe it's the party talking, or the chocolate fondue."
* DudeWheresMyRespect: ''A Frozen Heart'' reveals that he was violently bullied by nearly all his brothers (sans one) from a very young age and he's implied to self-harm as well. Being 13th in line (which meant a slim chance to become the heir to the throne) all drives him to come into power within another kingdom on his own.
* EtTuBrute: His betrayal of Anna in the climax; she thought he was her true love!
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: ''A Frozen Heart'' shows he cares for his mother and is probably one of the few who still does so. Despite being regularly humiliated by his father and mocked by his brothers, he is still willing to attend her birthday.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: ''A Frozen Heart'' reveals that Hans is on good terms with only one of his brothers, Lars, who was the only one to not abuse him and have a meaningful conversation with him. Lars was the one to suggest [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom he go to Arendelle to court then Princess Elsa]]. He also genuinely cares for his mother.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Surprisingly, ''A Frozen Heart'' reveals that Hans does have some standards despite not attempting to excuse his general sociopathic villainy from the film. His father is an [[EvilOverlord extremely ruthless tyrant]] and [[TheGeneralissimo iron-fisted dictator]] who [[PoliceState routinely uses violence and torture to control his subjects]] for so long that this is what forces Hans to think of a way to escape the tyranny of his homeland, and despite his objections, is often forced by his father to strong-arm villagers into paying their taxes or kill those who criticize the king. Instead, he prefers to iron out issues and manipulate people, and use force as a last resort if things go south. He also hates oppressing the common people and prefers to treat them with kindness, [[PragmaticVillainy even though it is mostly to further his own goals.]]
* EvilAllAlong: You'd be ''very'' surprised when you find out he's the true villain of the movie, considering how he looks like he is going to be a supporting character and a potential love interest for either Anna or Elsa in promo photos for the movie. Hans is that rare Disney villain whose true nature casts a very dark pallor over all of the supposedly altruistic and benevolent deeds he had done prior to TheReveal, when it becomes apparent that he had been planning to murder our heroes and usurp the kingdom ''right from the start''. "Love is an Open Door"? Hollow lies. His charitable deeds for the people while Anna is gone? [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Calculated to make his rise to power easier]]. His drive to keep Anna safe? A mask of concern, casually discarded when he realized he can no longer use her: it was safe to ''let her die.''
* EvilCannotComprehendGood:
** His reaction to Anna's HeroicSacrifice and resulting recovery from her frozen heart has left him baffled, combined with being perplexed about Anna's statement regarding his "frozen heart". And when he uttered his Wham Line, he also assumes that nobody cared about Anna (based on his personal experience), when it's already been established many times that there are others (Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf, the trolls, her parents) who actually do care for her.
** In ''A Frozen Heart'', showing his side of the incident, when he tells Elsa that Anna is dead because of her and causes the snowstorm to stop, he briefly notices how Elsa is taking it. He's genuinely surprised at the grief she has for her beloved sister and for a moment, Hans [[IgnoredEpiphany starts to realize he might have gone too far... but he quickly gets over it]].
** Additionally, the trolls entertain True Love's Kiss as being only one of the ways to save a frozen heart, but he clearly believes that "true love" can only come from the love of a man and a woman. He doesn't consider the love of siblings, though given his own relationship with his brothers and what Anna had told him about her relationship with Elsa, [[FreudianExcuse of course he wouldn't]]. Plus, from his twisted perspective in ''A Frozen Heart'', he seems to regard [[LoveIsAWeakness love as something that can be exploited]] and [[ManipulativeBastard sees people as objects]], considering the fact that he sees it as [[CrapsackWorld a dog-eat-dog world out there]] [[TheSocialDarwinist in which only the fittest survive]], thanks to his harsh upbringing. As a result, Anna chews him out on this when [[MachiavelliWasWrong she tells that he's the only person with a "frozen heart"]].
* EvilGloating: During his MotiveRant to Anna, he reveals his matured plot to marry her, kill Elsa and become king of Arendelle through ascension, verbally abusing her in the process by pointing out how easy she was to deceive compared to her sister. He knew that he would never be able to rule the Southern Isles due to being the 13th son, so he sought to rule somewhere else. He subsequently announces that his next move is to kill Elsa and restore summer, making him a [[VillainWithGoodPublicity hero in the eyes of Arendelle's citizens]].
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: After TheReveal, he cruelly mocks Anna for for being so desperate for love that she agreed to marry him "just like that", which made his plan that much easier.
* EvilPlan: Seize control of Arendelle by his calculated plot to marry Anna, kill Elsa and become king of Arendelle through ascension, verbally abusing Anna in the process by pointing out how easy she was to deceive compared to her sister. He knows that he would never be able to rule in his own kingdom, as he would be an old man by then, so he sought to rule somewhere else.
* EvilPrince: He is most certainly evil, but unlike most examples of this trope, it's not his own kingdom he's trying to kill the rightful heirs to and usurp, possibly because he has twelve older brothers and there's no way he can kill all of them off without casting suspicion onto himself.
* EvilRedhead: Has auburn hair and he turns out to be the villain.
* EvilVirtues: This is combined with PragmaticVillainy in some cases. He is nice to Anna [[NiceToTheWaiter even before she introduces herself as the local princess]], hands out supplies to the common folk, opens the castle to give them warmth and shelter and stops Elsa from killing two of the Duke's guards, even if these may all be part of his plan to become a beloved King.
* EvilVsEvil: With the Duke of Weselton but it's largely downplayed since both never really know about each others' plans until the end and any fighting they do is minor. However, it's clear they don't really like one another, and each attempt to back-stab one another.
* EvilWearsBlack: Subverted. In order to throw off the audience, Hans wears light colors while the Duke, Kristoff, Anna, and Elsa wear darker colors.
* ExactlyWhatIAimedAt: He redirects a treacherous henchman's crossbow shot aimed at Elsa towards the ceiling... and it breaks off a chandelier that falls on her, knocking her out. In hindsight, in the light of TheReveal, it seems that hitting the chandelier was intentional on his part: he wanted to make it look like an accident and, ideally, kill Elsa, [[VillainWithGoodPublicity giving the impression that he tried to save her and failed.]]
* ExactWords:
** "I would never shut you out." Now, shutting her ''in''...
** A lot of the stuff he says while seducing Anna is actually true, just reliant on [[MetaphoricallyTrue double meanings]] that do not become apparent until his true nature is revealed.
--->'''Hans:''' I've been searching my whole life to find my own place...
* ExtremeDoormat: ''A Frozen Heart'' reveals that he's been been the victim of countless pranks (especially where [[BigBrotherBully three of his brothers pretended he was "invisible" for]] ''[[BigBrotherBully two straight years]]''), not to mention being pummeled, thrown off moving carts or being shoved in the mud numerous times despite repeatedly asking his brothers to stop it. And in one case, they even threw ''glass'' at him just for daydreaming. Plus, his father is an extremely stone-cold and unfeeling man who regards his youngest son with nothing but utter contempt and disgust for being a "weakling" against his older sons. By the time he's a young adult, [[DespairEventHorizon Hans has already given up fighting back as it just makes their physical abuse worse]], so he just stays quiet. But by doing this, his father's emotional abuse became worse by saying Hans should learn "a thing or two" from his brothers.
* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon: In promotional photos for the film, Hans is depicted as an innocent, handsome guy, until you watch the film, and you'll see that his mind totally contrasts his appearance.
* FalseFriend: He eventually reveals that he simply wanted to get close to Anna in order to marry into the royal family. After learning that Anna is dying and can only be saved by true love, he says his WhamLine.
* FalseSoulmate: He turns out to be a JerkAss who was just using Anna to gain Arendelle's throne.
* FatalFlaw: [[TheDeterminator Desperation]]. For all of Hans's skills at taking advantage of people's weaknesses, he ends up being unable to realize his own weakness gets the better of him every time. The plan he and Lars concocted was simple: meet Elsa, bond with her, get her interested in marrying him and he's earned his one-way ticket to escape from his family forever. The only drawback? He is ordered by his father to only stay in Arendelle for one day. However, he ends up trying to take the route he thinks would be quicker and easier every time it presents itself. Originally to go after Elsa, he suddenly bumps into her younger sister Anna, and goes for her since she's more naive and lovesick, thus making her more likely to want to marry him after a few hours, but Elsa refused to bless their marriage and ordered the party over to make him leave, making Hans realize he may have to "[[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident stage an accident]]" for her. Anna then goes to bring her sister back and leaves Hans in charge, quickly accepting her offer as it gave him a chance to lead a kingdom, but he completely forgot that if Anna were to die then no one would be able to stop Elsa's winter. Near the end, Elsa accidentally struck Anna with her magic, so instead of being honest with her in a way that will at least make him look like a decent person, he chooses to break her heart and leave her to die without actually making sure she's dead before moving on with his plans. So in the end, all his plans, his chance to actually find love or friendship with either of the sisters, and his desire for a new life were destroyed because he was too stubbornly determined to be [[WellDoneSonGuy his father's favorite son]] and be free from his home. Because of his desperation, he's hated in and out of the Southern Isles and is living in worse conditions.
* FateWorseThanDeath: In ''A Frozen Heart'', he's panicking when the guards drag him to be shipped back to the Southern Isles without even seeing Anna and Elsa one last time. He's begging to be let go, not wanting to return to the Hell he was desperately trying to escape from in the first place. And ''Frozen Fever'' shows that part of his punishment is to shovel manure in the royal stables. The bleak environment of the Southern Isles in the background reveals the miserable conditions he's currently in.
* FatherIDontWantToFight: Hans' father is a violent man who thinks that all of his thirteen sons must be forcibly indoctrinated in the belief that [[TheSocialDarwinist only the fittest survive]] [[TykeBomb from a young age]], so any son becoming soft has to be forcibly whipped back in line by allowing the other sons to bully the weakling until he's fully in control. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Since Hans hated his father's harsh methods of treating their subjects like trash]], it automatically made him the [[BlackSheep laughing stock]] and TheUnfavorite of the Westergaard clan by default. Eleven of his brothers would ridicule him for failing to meet their dad's extremely high but cruel standards, while his father [[WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent often saw him]] [[DisappointedInYou as a total disappointment]].
* FauxAffablyEvil: Prince Hans, as part of his status as TheSociopath. Again, he's good enough to fool everybody, including ''the audience''.
* FieryRedhead: {{Averted}}. Hans is pretty calm and rational in any situation.
* FlawExploitation: Hans gets Elsa to have a HeroicBSOD by telling her her sister Anna is dead and its her fault. Then he tries to kill her.
** He also exploits Anna's FatalFlaw of being [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter naïve]] by faking his romance with her so she could unwittingly hand over Arendelle to him on a silver platter.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Oooh, boy. It seemed to come out of nowhere that Hans was EvilAllAlong, but there were few clues that showed he's not all that he seems.
** During the song "Love Is An Open Door", Hans sings the line "I've been searching my whole life to find my own place." He gestures towards Arendelle, not at Anna. We later find out that Hans only wanted to marry Anna to seize the throne.
** Also, the way the song is sung has subtle hints that Hans is playing with Anna's feelings and is just leading her on, particularly when Hans sings the line about the two of them finishing each other's — only for Anna to jump in to say "sandwiches," followed by Hans's "That's what I was gonna say!" showing that he's tailoring his acting to draw her in.
** As the song goes on, Hans doesn't match Anna's movements, leaving the two out of sync, which at first comes across as him being charmingly awkward but shows that he is struggling to match her character to appeal to her.
** Elsa and Kristoff both giving Anna a hard time about [[FourthDateMarriage wanting to marry Hans shortly after they met]] easily foreshadows that first impressions don't mean everything.
** When Anna decides to leave to find Elsa, Hans protests because he doesn't want her to get hurt — he thinks this is the perfect opportunity to make Anna Queen and just abandon the abdicating Elsa; they can deal with the snow ''after'' the coronation and wedding. She rapidly makes him the Steward, and then he doesn't even offer to go with her, letting her ride off alone — it's rather conspicuous even on your first viewing.
** His personality isn't consistent at all because it changes radically depending on who he's interacting with. To clarify, Anna is always awkward and naive, Kristoff maintains his honesty and awkwardness regardless of who he's with, Elsa is always regal even in her loneliness and despair, the Duke remains a cold JerkAss, but Hans's personality changes swiftly at the drop of a hat — he even coldly threatens the Duke with a charge of treason, which is a criminal offense generally punishable by either life imprisonment or death. WordOfGod has confirmed that his characterization was loosely inspired by the Evil Mirror in the original story, as he was tailoring his behavior to ''mirror'' that of whomever he interacts with.
** Then there's him having one of the Duke's men shoot the chandelier down. At first, it seemed like he was trying to stop him from killing her, but after TheReveal, he might have been trying to kill her on [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident accident]].
** When one of the dignitaries mentions that he is all Arendelle has left should anything happen to Anna, he briefly pauses, likely because he's thinking about how much this is tilting in his favor.
* FourthDateMarriage: That's his goal with Anna. It's even lampshaded; "You can't marry someone you just met!" Then averted.
** Even Hans himself sounded surprised at how quickly Anna agreed to marry him: "You were so desperate for love, you were willing to marry me just like that!"
** And in ''A Frozen Heart'', even Hans felt slightly hesitant about this, wondering if he's going way too fast and how his family would react -- his father would call him an idiot, while Lars would say that this was done too hastily. But then, these self-doubts are overridden by his goal to seize control of Arendelle.
* FreezeFrameBonus: Fans have noticed that his expression often flickers through a look of [[http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Hans?file=53489.jpg bewilderment]] while trying to keep up the act of mimicking [[http://rebloggy.com/post/frozen-hans/72665614341 Anna's]] loopy personality.
* FreudianExcuse: According to WordOfGod, one thing that wasn't a lie was his [[AloofOlderBrother twelve older brothers]]' unpleasant treatment of him. The book ''A Frozen Heart'' only adds to this, showing his family outright abusing him to the point that he is heavily implied to self-harm, saying that physical pain is easier to deal with than the emotional turmoil they put him through. By the time the movie takes place, he's been abused for so long that he now thinks it's perfectly ''normal'' and it seems that he suffers from depression and a massive inferiority complex as a result from it. His father also forces him to use violence against the Southern Isles population, from beating up critics of the king to killing any villagers who are delinquent on their taxes as a means for Hans to get any respect from him despite that Hans never wanted to hurt anyone in the first place. And once he gets his first taste of real power from controlling Arendelle in Elsa's absence, it goes right to his head and accelerates his sociopathy, driving him to start dehumanizing everyone else, manipulate others and be desperate to cling onto power at all costs to escape his birthplace. For a Disney property, that's shockingly dark.
* FreudianSlip: Has one in the beginning. When Anna is asked if she has powers as well, Hans is quick to parrot her when she describes herself as "completely ordinary", only to back-pedal and assure her that he [[BlatantLies meant it in the most inoffensive way possible.]]
* FriendlessBackground: From what we see of Hans's life before coming to Arendelle in ''A Frozen Heart'', he didn't seem to have anyone except his family. Within his family, he was the proverbial BlackSheep and ExtremeDoormat — his father and older brothers saw him as a "weakling" and a coward who couldn't stand up and fight back at the abuse they throw at him. In fact, three of his brothers even pretended he was nonexistent for ''two years'', not to mention throwing ''glassware'' or food at him just for daydreaming, being the victim of countless pranks, losing countless fistfights against his brothers, being shoved in the mud or tossed off moving carts. The closest to support he had were Lars and his mother, but neither of them were close enough to help him get through life. [[FreudianExcuse Being neglected all his life wound up being the source of his issues.]]
* GoldDigger: He arrives in Arendelle for the purpose of wooing and ultimately marrying into the kingdom's royal family so he can rule a kingdom of his own and promptly rub it in his brothers' faces. ''A Frozen Heart'' reveals that his original goal was to court and marry Elsa, until he bumped into Anna and promptly started playing speed chess. Anna was easy to manipulate, but Elsa being too reclusive and dangerous gave him the excuse to eliminate her.
* TheGoodKing: Aspires to achieve this status among Arendelle's citizens, albeit more as a power grab than out of any care for their well-being. From his own twisted point of view, he seems to view himself as this [[TheUnfettered but is willing to murder Anna and Elsa to ensure his rise to power]]. However, ''A Frozen Heart'' hints that his kindness appears to be somewhat genuine, as Hans's family is stated to rule using violence on their subjects, which Hans thinks is equal parts stupid and unnecessary.
* {{Hammerspace}}: Where did Hans get his sword when he's about to slice at Elsa out on the fjord? When he catches up to her, he is not wearing his sword or the scabbard to holster the sword in. We hear the shing of his sword being drawn while Anna is on screen, and when we next see Hans, he has his sword in hand but still no scabbard. This is in contrast to the attempt to capture Elsa at her ice castle, where Hans's sword and scabbard are clearly visible.
* HateSink: After his reveal, no one, even Olaf (as seen in the book ''The Secret Admirer''), has a good opinion of him.
* {{Hypocrite}}: In ''A Frozen Heart'' Hans vowed not to be like his brothers and willingly use violence as the chief means to an end. Yet, near the end of the book, Hans is determined to uphold their legacy and murder two innocent women for his own ends. And years of being on the receiving end of cruel pranks, he acknowledges this himself when he does the same to Anna when she needs him to kiss her.
* IfOnlyYouKnew: The "Oh, Anna... If only there was someone out there who loved you." line has a little of this going on when you realize that Hans only ''assumes'' (based on his own relationship with his brothers and how Anna had told him that her relationship with Elsa was similar) that Elsa doesn't love Anna (when in truth, it's already been established multiple times that Elsa ''does'' care about Anna but her ice powers and fear of hurting others physically have made it impossible for her to properly express it). Even if Elsa didn't love her, there's still Kristoff, whose existence he's been completely unaware of at the time.
* IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim: In ''A Frozen Heart'', Hans vowed not to become like his father and brothers, preferring to straighten out things, with violence as a last resort. But by the climax, he's willing to murder Anna and Elsa in order to seize control of Arendelle and [[VillainWithGoodPublicity become its hero]].
* IgnoredEpiphany: ''A Frozen Heart'' depicts several moments where he almost [[HeelRealization realizes what he's doing is wrong]], but desperation for freedom and earning respect from his family make him take the wrong choice.
** When he goes to his father's study room in the hopes of becoming his gofer, Hans was reluctant to go to inside, and briefly thought about turning back. But he then shakes his head, believing that if he wants to earn his father's respect, then he would have to follow his orders.
** From his side of the events between where he tells Elsa Anna died because of her and he's about to kill her with his sword, Hans doesn't take his weapon out because he's seeing what he's done to her. He realizes she's in grief over her dead sister and it seems he realizes he's gone too far... but quickly shakes his head, believing there's no point now that he has a chance to end the winter and be free from the Southern Isles forever.
** Also, even Hans felt slightly hesitant about hastily agreeing to a FourthDateMarriage with Anna, wondering if he's going way too fast and how his family would react — his father would call him an idiot, while Lars would say that this was done too hastily. But then, these self-doubts are quickly overridden by his stubborn and single-minded goal to seize control of Arendelle.
* IJustWantToBeLoved: Wants his family, mostly his father, to treat him with love and respect.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Heavily implied — in addition to being the youngest of thirteen boys, three of them pretended he was invisible for two years. ''A Frozen Heart'' also notes that this really is his prime ambition and he daydreams about his father recognizing him as a good son daily. However, it quickly gets overridden by a desire for power once he gets to try controlling Arendelle.
* ImagineSpot: Hans often got lost in thought of what it would be like being the king's heir, and those daydreams always involve his father [[SoProudOfYou telling him that he's proud of having such a son.]] And it often ended with his brothers either ridiculing him for having such fantasies or throwing objects such as glassware and bread at him.
* IWantThemAlive: Hans insists that Elsa be taken alive, though the Duke wasn't willing to comply. This is because ''he'' wants to deal with her himself once Elsa is brought to him.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Redirects a crossbow ''someone else is holding'' to thread right through the ice holding a chandelier up. He does this instantly, and he's ''not'' lined up with the crossbow to actually aim it.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: His father's cold indifference and 11 of his brothers treating him terribly has caused him develop issues of feeling less than them. It's highly implied his apparent narcissism is just a mask for self-hatred and clinical depression.
* {{Irony}}:
** The Situational variety. Hans' original intent was to escape from the Southern Isles forever and prove his worth to his father and brothers, and everything he did in pursuit of those goals had the exact opposite results. He also vowed to not use violence willingly and be a brute like his brothers, yet he has no problems hacking Elsa to death when everything goes south.
** Both the first and last time Hans encounters Anna, he ends up in the water.
** Despite Anna falling head over heels for him, ''A Frozen Heart'' states no women were ever interested in him and it got to him. She's the only girl to find him handsome and despite that he seems to like her her just fine, he has no actual love for her and uses her.
* ItsAllAboutMe: During TheReveal, when Hans sees his reflection through a window, he sees it from the left panel, and sees only his own face. This indicates that he only cares about himself and not others, suggesting that he's also a {{Narcissist}} to some degree. Additionally, he also came to envision himself in a more grandiose light, saying he would not only assume the throne, but also become "the hero who [saved] Arendelle from destruction".
* IveComeTooFar: In ''A Frozen Heart'', when Hans momentarily feels guilt over his actions when he tells Elsa that Anna is dead, he immediately gets over it, as he's already so close to his goal of being free from his father.
* {{Jerkass}}: Revealed to be this at the climax of the film. He did, however show signs of this by [[DisproportionateRetribution angrily threatening to charge the Duke with treason]], thus showing he ''is'' quite ruthless.
* JerkassHasAPoint:
** A strange case in that we don't realize who he is at the time, but while Hans tells Elsa that if she killed the Duke's guards, she would become the monster the Duke of Weselton was calling her, he had a point (and Elsa does take it to heart, seeing how instead of having the Arendelle army execute Hans by firing squad or hanging, she has him sent back to his brothers for them to resolve the problem).
** Regardless of how he got it, he ''does'' do a pretty good job running the kingdom once given the chance, diverting resources from the castle that could've gone toward digging in his own power base and instead using them to help the freezing citizens, and letting nothing stand in his way to make sure they're well cared for. Since he has personally witnessed the cruelty of how his father rules the Southern Isles as a tyrannical dictator and autocrat, Hans is determined to rule a kingdom as a fair but kind ruler, even if he has to usurp it.
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: In ''A Frozen Heart'', once he gets his first taste of real power from controlling Arendelle in Elsa's absence, it goes right to his head and accelerates his sociopathy, driving him to start dehumanizing everyone else, manipulate others and be desperate to cling onto power at all costs.
* JustBetweenYouAndMe: He tells Anna of his EvilPlan to leave her to freeze to death while he executes Elsa in public. This way, he will be seen [[VillainWithGoodPublicity as the hero who saved Arendelle from the evil Snow Queen who brought eternal winter and killed her own sister]] from a PR standpoint. Then, he can rule the kingdom with both sisters out of commission. It's implied he pulled this because he thought that it would [[HeroicBSOD break Anna]] and the despair would speed up the freezing process.
* KickTheDog: He coldly and cruelly informs a dying Anna that he was never in love with her but rather had been exploiting her infatuation with him to seize power over her kingdom.
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: Telling Anna his plans to kill Elsa and telling Elsa that she killed Anna are both verbal forms of this trope. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in Elsa's case [[BreakThemByTalking he's using this to force her into despair so that she will allow him to kill her.]]
* KnightInShiningArmor: The people are suffering from cold? Organize the guards to pass out soup and blankets. There's a sorceress at the root of the cold? Organize a team to arrest her. All ForGreatJustice! It's implied that he's invoking this trope to win people over and making his takeover more stable.
* LackOfEmpathy: Callously dumping Anna to her death (and telling her that he didn't love her) and telling Elsa that she was responsible for Anna's death are indicators that he doesn't care for the wellbeing of others, unlike Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven or Kristoff.
** But ''A Frozen Heart'' reveals he once averted this — he was sympathetic to his mother (being married to an uncaring man who corrupted his sons), the citizens of the Southern Isles (as his father is a tyrannical dictator who rules over them with an iron fist), Caleb's wife (who's married to a man who takes advantage of being [[ParentalFavoritism the king's favorite son]] and pays no attention to her pregnancy) and, surprisingly enough, to the people of Arendelle (for losing their king and queen). But things had changed by then, and as [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Anna, he's the only one around with a "[[TheSociopath frozen heart]]".
* LanternJawOfJustice: He possesses a big jaw and is a powerful and heroic man. Nah, it's only faked.
* LaserGuidedKarma:
** He gets punched in the face by Princess Anna and sent back to the Southern Isles to be judged by his brothers, the very people he was hoping to prove himself superior to by grabbing his own Kingdom.
** In ''Frozen Fever'', while shoveling manure in the Southern Isles in his princely clothes, a giant snowball (unintentionally created by a cold-ridden Elsa) lands on top of him! Whoops. While the horses laugh at him as the snowball launches Hans right into the manure cart.
* LightIsNotGood: He is a Prince with lighter cloths and the outfit he wears in the dance is white and gold, but is actually a frozen-hearted GoldDigger.
* LeftForDead: He does this to Anna by leaving her in a cold room so Elsa's ice magic can kill her. He doesn't want to have his hands dirty, as bludgeoning her with a fireplace poker would be simpler, but then a bloody corpse would discredit his later stories; likewise, killing her with fire would be easy, but a burnt corpse would throw a wrench in his plans.
* LetNoCrisisGoToWaste: Hans uses Elsa's figurative meltdown to speed up his plans significantly.
* LoveAtFirstSight: When he meets Anna she's awed by him and by the end of the night she agrees to marry him. We learn Hans [[ExploitedTrope knows what this is and knows how to manipulate to get it to work.]]
* LoveInterestTraitor: He pretends to fall in LoveAtFirstSight with Anna, but turns out to be a {{Gold digg|er}}ing [[TheBluebeard Bluebeard]].
* LoveIsAWeakness: From his POV in ''A Frozen Heart'', he seems to regard love as something for the weak-minded and as a weakness that can be exploited, something which [[MachiavelliWasWrong Anna chews him out on]] and gives him a sucker-punch.
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Hans's realized when Elsa choose not to bless the marriage that he needed to "stage an accident" for her. There's also the previously mentioned incident with the chandelier. The book suggests he wasn't actively trying to kill her, but wasn't against it if it ended up looking like a failed attempt to save her.
* ManInWhite: His characteristic blazer, atop otherwise [[HeavenlyBlue blue]] inner vestments, as well as his distinctive white gloves and a full-white suit during Elsa's coronation party. Contrary to traditional Disney expectations, this doesn't affect [[LightIsNotGood his morality]] ''[[LightIsNotGood one bit]]''.
* ManipulativeBastard: He has very little direct impact on the plot, and doesn't need it to pull off his plan — he's very good at manipulating people in minor ways to push them where he needs them to go and it’s totally calculated. When he noticed how naive Anna is, he plays that up to seduce her. He helps the kingdom to gain their trust, and when Anna reveals she's dying, he says she's dead just to get other people to follow him in killing Elsa. [[EvilCannotComprehendGood From his twisted perspective]], people are only a means to an end and [[LoveIsAWeakness love is something]] that can be easily exploited, considering the fact that he sees it as a [[CrapsackWorld dog-eat-dog world out there]] and that only [[TheSocialDarwinist the fittest survive]], thanks to his harsh upbringing. He plays a long game, planning his marriage to Elsa for years, but when Anna looks like the more likely path to getting what he wants, he changes gears slightly. Hans doesn’t hesitate to lie and bribe, and starts to dehumanize Elsa so she is viewed as a monster and so that no one questions it when he kills her, and he does everything he can to play into that narrative. He consciously mirrors people, showing them what he thinks they want to see, and he sees no reason to use violence if you can use other methods of getting people to do what you want. He’s a master of reading people and he nearly gets everything he’s aiming for.
* ManlyTears: Invoked by Hans in one of the moments pointed to as evidence he's TheSociopath, when he announces his marriage to Anna followed immediately by her death, without adding that he did all he could to finish her off.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: Hans is the youngest of thirteen princes.
* MasterActor: Seems able to seamlessly step into the personality most likely to inspire fondness and trust in whoever he's talking to, and is able to turn on the appearance of total infatuation and of deep emotional shock at will.
* MeaningfulName: His name is derived from Creator/HansChristianAndersen, and he is in a film inspired by a tale by the same author.
* MeetCute: His meeting with Anna starts with her bumping into his horse and falling into a precariously placed rowboat. Hans's attempt to apologize to her leads to him falling on top of her in a very embarrassing position to be caught in. ''A Frozen Heart'' reveals he had intentionally knocked into her, hoping she was Elsa and could engage this.
* TheMole: He was working to overthrow Arendelle's rulers from day one.
* MoleInCharge: Anna names Hans regent while she goes off to look for Elsa. At that point, his status as a villain wasn't revealed yet.
* MommasBoy: Hans is one of the few people who still cares for his mother, while his father claims that when Hans was late for her birthday, she'd be the only one to notice his absence. That being said, his mother, while she does love Hans, was too weak-willed to stand up to her husband and older sons and could only show him a smile in her son's presence. Some of his brothers (especially Rudi and Runo) even ridicule him for being a momma's boy.
* MoralSociopathy: He has no qualms about seducing a princess or murdering a queen, but he also does everything he can to keep the people of Arendelle safe.
* MotiveRant: During TheReveal, Hans reveals his matured plot to marry Anna, kill Elsa and become king of Arendelle through ascension, verbally abusing Anna in the process by pointing out how easy she was to deceive compared to her sister. He knew that he would never be able to rule in his own kingdom due to how his family treats him, so he sought to rule somewhere else.
* MurderByInaction: When he finds out Anna will soon freeze to death as a result of Elsa's accidental curse, he douses the fire and locks the door to let the curse do its job, allowing him to get her out of the way while still keeping his hands "clean". He could bludgeon Anna with a blunt object, burn her alive or stab her to death with a fire poker, but a bloodied corpse would discredit his earlier claims.
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: His new plan was to marry Anna and kill Elsa (and possibly Anna was well), presumably after fathering an heir to the throne so he could rule as regent. This may have been due to the corrupting influence of his father and brothers, who frequently used violence to deal with every problem that came their way.
* {{Narcissist}}: It appears that Hans is a bit narcissistic during TheReveal, as he envisions being "the hero who's going to save Arendelle from destruction".
* NervesOfSteel: Hans is a pretty competent fighter, and has no issue with facing down danger, and even is the one to defeat Marshmallow.
* NeverMyFault: In ''A Frozen Heart'', Anna believes that no matter how much Hans's claims of his brothers might be true, he's still a grown man who needs to take responsibility for his actions instead of blame them on his family.
* NiceGuy: He is kind, generous, noble, and always speaking politely to both Anna and Elsa. [[BitchInSheepsClothing It's all an act.]]
* NiceJobFixingItVillain:
** Hans tries to kill Elsa, meaning that Anna saving her would be an act of true love, thus saving Anna herself from the curse. In turn, said act also gives Elsa the inspiration she needs to realize that ThePowerOfLove is the key to controlling her powers.
** Just before that moment, when Hans lies to Elsa about her curse killing Anna, Elsa's fear gives way to despair, resulting in the raging blizzard her emotions had conjured to subside as [[HeroicBSOD she goes numb]]. This gives Anna a clear view of Hans about to kill Elsa, prompting her to rush to her sister's side to block the blade.
* NiceToTheWaiter: He's nice to a random girl that just ran into his horse, making sure she's okay and even walking onto the not-that-stable boat to help her up — and that's ''before'' he learns she's Princess Anna. He also doesn't hesitate to hand out supplies and let common people into the palace to keep them warm. Of course, this just shows how dedicated he is to being a VillainWithGoodPublicity.
* NobleMaleRoguishMale: As the gentle nobleman, with Kristoff. Subverted, as Hans's true character [[TheUnfettered is Machiavellian]] and uses the noble ruse as a tool to usurp the throne, while Kristoff's persona was implied by the trolls to have been created to protect himself and hide his inner kindness and goodness.
* NotSoDifferent: Just like how Elsa shut Anna out (although with Elsa, it was more about keeping Anna safe from her powers), Hans has had trouble with his brothers ignoring him (some even pretended he was ''invisible''). He uses this to try to manipulate Anna, leaving the viewer to wonder if his brothers' treatment of him is true or a case of an UnreliableNarrator. (WordOfGod confirmed that yes, [[FreudianExcuse his brothers were every bit as nasty to him as he claimed.]])
* NoYou:
** His comeback to Anna telling him he can't take out Elsa. For what it's worth, he's right: he is willing to subdue Elsa by attacking her [[BreakThemByTalking psychologically]].
--->'''Anna:''' You're no match for Elsa.\\
'''Hans:''' No, ''you're'' no match for Elsa.
** He's on the receiving end of one when after he says he thought Elsa froze Anna's heart; Anna rebuts this by telling him that he's the only one around with a "frozen heart".
* OhCrap: His little "Uh-oh" happens when his horse Sitron accidentally lets go of the boat he is standing on and causes him to fall into the fjord and get soaked.
** Additionally, in a more traditional context, this trope applies when he is shocked to discover Anna is alive after failing to kill Elsa. [[EvilCannotComprehendGood He's so confused that he's only able to stammer out "But she froze your heart!"]]
* OhCrapSmile: Hans [[FreezeFrameBonus very briefly]] makes one of these when he and Anna are announcing their engagement to Elsa, after Anna declares she wants to invite all twelve of Hans' brothers to the wedding. Makes you wonder [[FridgeHorror just how bad his relationship with them really is]].
* OpportunisticBastard: By his own admission, Hans developed his scheme as he went along. At first, he had his eyes set on marrying Elsa but settled on Anna after she revealed she was in love with him. Next, he tries to murder Anna and just take over the kingdom directly. He always takes the path that will benefit him the most, as quickly as possible.
* OutsideContextProblem: For the majority of the film, ''Frozen'' play out like a fantasy inclined ComingOfAgeStory, where everyone is reacting to Elsa's out of control magic. The reason Hans' scheming goes so unnoticed, even by the audience, is that when a SuperpowerMeltdown is threatening to lock the country in an eternal winter, no one is really thinking about laws of succession and available heirs except for him.
* PoliteVillainsRudeHeroes: The Polite Villain to Kristoff's Rude Hero. Even after TheReveal, Hans is still smooth, charming, and well-dressed in contrast to Kristoff, who is the snarky, impolite and sometimes insensitive Tritagonist of the film.
* PlayingBothSides: Does this in the conflict between Anna and the Duke. He puts them both in situations where they feel they need to work with him. He almost wins.
* PlotIrrelevantVillain: He is largely indirect from the conflict with the eternal winter, taking advantage of a situation instead of causing it, with his main purpose being someone for Anna to protect Elsa from and preform an ActOfTrueLove. A strange example, as there is a reason for Hans ''existing'' (to inadvertently start off the conflict by trying to take the throne), but not much reason for him being a villain besides being part of the moral about true love.
* PragmaticVillainy: He is generally motivated by what will benefit him first, instead of going out of his way to screw people over like more [[CardCarryingVillain traditional Disney antagonists]], which is what probably makes him most creepy. Help people that are freezing? Sure, it gives him [[VillainWithGoodPublicity a better image]] from a PR standpoint. Let a princess die by refusing to kiss her (not that kissing her would work, given how he really felt)? The way to the throne is quicker that way, so yes.
* PrimaryColorChampion: Invoked; he wears a red scarf to match the blue clothing under his coat, which has golden accents. This color scheme does not detract from his villainous intentions in any way.
* PrinceCharming: He invokes this trope to appeal to Anna's romanticism. In truth, he is [[PrinceCharmless anything but charming]]. His character is a major subversion of the classical Disney Prince; Hans himself notes of this during his betrayal, and uses it to his advantage.
* PsychoticSmirk: He gives Anna [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140310203412/disney/images/1/16/HansBetrayel.jpg a particularly unsettling one]] when he reveals that he's not the PrinceCharming she thought him to be.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Despite being a ManipulativeBastard intent on murder and usurpation, his brief regency while the sisters are away seems fair enough. He keeps the gates of the castle open, personally passes out blankets to the townsfolk, and even defends Elsa from the Duke's accusations. While some of it is certainly was an act, he seems sincerely committed [[GlorySeeker to proving his greatness]] by transforming Arendelle into a powerful kingdom fully capable of defending itself against external threats and as his father and brothers are stated to be brutal rulers, Hans is determined to rule a kingdom with kindness rather than beating everyone into submission like the rest of his family does. This is evidenced by his apparent hostility towards the Duke of Weselton, a high-ranking official from a neighboring kingdom with designs on dominating Arendelle's economy. However, he is too willing to become king, even doing methods he originally despised.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Upon revealing his true nature to Anna, he ''himself'' makes fun of her for being so desperate for love that she agreed to marry him "just like that", which made his plan that much easier.
** He's on the receiving end of this when after he says he thought Elsa froze Anna's heart; she rebuts him by telling that he's the only one with a frozen heart. Cue LaserGuidedKarma, where Anna sucker-punches him in the face and is sent back to the Southern Isles to be judged by his 12 brothers.
* RichSuitorPoorSuitor: The suave, wealthy, royal rich suitor to Kristoff's unglamorous, working-class poor.
* RomanticFalseLead: He's presented as being Anna's soulmate early on — then we meet Kristoff. Hans is also, you know, evil.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Prince Hans, meanwhile, runs the kingdom for Anna in her absence. Of course, he's a villainous example of the trope, but Anna doesn't know that when she leaves him in charge, and from what we're shown he appears to be quite good at the job.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Early in the film, all that's to him other than his love for Anna is that he has some of Anna's surface {{Adorkable}} qualities and is a NiceGuy, he's from the Southern Isles, he has twelve older brothers, and he owns a horse, with nothing much else. [[InvokedTrope He deliberately manipulated Anna into falling in love with him by acting]] like the perfect PrinceCharming she wanted just to use her to become king of Arendelle. This throws all of his earlier interactions with her into a darker light, and makes it unclear as to just how much of what he told her about himself was true.
* TheRuntAtTheEnd: At times, Hans does acknowledge that he's the BlackSheep of the Westergaard clan. So to escape from his grimy reality, Hans often fantasized a world where he's loved and appreciated by his family, but those daydreams often ended with his father scolding him for having such thoughts.
* SelectiveObliviousness: ''A Frozen Heart'' shows him ignoring any indication that Elsa is not the "monster" he imagines her as. Any moment he starts to feel bad for her, he immediately attempts to rationalize why he shouldn't.
* SelfDeprecation: In ''A Frozen Heart'', Hans tries to make self-deprecating jokes about how he's the runt of the litter and tries to laugh it off, but there’s always a hint of sadness in his voice that only Lars notices.
* SelfHarm: In one scene in the novelization, when he was forced to be in the company of his brothers, Hans ran his fingers over the rough wood of the table and found the pain of the splinters "oddly pleasant. Physical pain he could handle."
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive guy to Kristoff's manly man. Switched around with TheReveal that Hans is actually anything but sensitive.
* SharpDressedMan: Favors a [[TheDandy Beau Brummel]] cut to his suits, admittedly with a different colour palette. It's complete with the PaintedOnPants.
* ShoutOut: His name is a direct reference to the creator of the story that the film is based on: "The Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Anderson.
* ShutUpHannibal: After Elsa thaws out Anna through the Power of Love, Hans [[EvilCannotComprehendGood rants about how impossible it is because Elsa had frozen Anna's heart]]. Anna gives Hans a piece of her mind (and then a sucker-punch) once and for all.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Marks him as a person of interest, making him stand out as a prince among lower aristocrats.
* SlasherSmile: He has a startlingly menacing smile on his face as he prepares to deliver a killing blow to Elsa.
* SmugSnake: At TheReveal, Anna says "You won't get away with this!" as Hans is about to leave her to die. His response? "[[SmugSnake I already have]]."
* TheSociopath: For most of the movie, Hans is shown being a nice person who is always willing to help. It's not until Anna needs his love and they are alone that TheReveal is made, and it's just as shocking to the audience as it is to Anna — he's a very accurate depiction of a sociopath for a Disney film and the WhamLine he utters also throws his character in question. He was actually working to seize control of Arendelle from day one and is [[TheUnfettered willing to kill anyone]] who gets in his way (namely Elsa and Anna) [[VillainWithGoodPublicity while looking like a gentle and noble person to the characters]] ''[[VillainWithGoodPublicity and the audience]]''. Hans reveals that [[ItsAllAboutMe he only ever cared about getting the throne]], and Anna was the easier of the two sisters to seduce. He then explains that now that she's dying, all he needs to do is kill Elsa and become a king, [[SmugSnake smugly thinking he'll get away with it]].
** WordOfGod has confirmed that he was partially based upon the concept of the Evil Mirror in the original story, as he was tailoring his behavior to ''mirror'' that of whomever he interacts with and since the fairy tale had a lot to do with mirrors. To clarify, he acts {{Adorkable}} towards Anna, a would-be MoralityPet towards Elsa, a ReasonableAuthorityFigure towards Arendelle's citizenry and the dignitaries, and a harsh and mean JerkAss towards the Duke. The only time the viewer sees his real persona is a scene where he looks at his own reflection during TheReveal. And even then, the viewer doesn't know which Hans is the real one.
** However, the true extent to which Hans is this trope is a matter of contention. Some seemingly conflicting pieces of WordOfGod have variously both explicitly described him by this term and also emphasized him as a TragicVillain with a strong FreudianExcuse. ''A Frozen Heart'' greatly emphasizes this as well as demonstrating there are people he genuinely cares for. It implies he only behaves like one to emulate his father.
* SpannerInTheWorks: His initial plan is just to woo one of the princesses and manipulate his way into inheriting the kingdom. His actions accidentally unearth Elsa's secrets and kick off the entire plot, which luckily for him so happens to be exactly the kind of situation he can take advantage of.
* SpareToTheThrone: The youngest of ''thirteen'' princes, giving him a very slim chance at inheriting the throne.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His last name has been spelled as Westerguard, Westergard, and even Westergaard. Considering the fact that Jennifer Lee [[http://prince-hans-pants.tumblr.com/post/78090475682/we-now-have-official-confirmation-that-hanss-last never directly stated in her post]] how to spell it, and didn't correct the poster who asked the question, it can be assumed that Westerguard is meant to be correct.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Hans has complete disdain working with the Duke of Weselton. The feeling is mutual, because they have different ideas in dealing with the eternal winter.
* TheyDiedBecauseOfYou: Tells Elsa about Anna being dead from her curse just to get her guard down so that he can kill her.
* ThisCannotBe: After Elsa manages to finally control her powers and thaw out Anna after being frozen through the PowerOfLove, Hans has this very revelation when he sees them both alive and [[EvilCannotComprehendGood exclaims to Anna, "But she froze your heart!"]]
* ThwartedCoupDeGrace: Anna's BarehandedBladeBlock to save Elsa from Hans' CoupDeGrace.
* TragicVillain: Per WordOfGod, as a result of [[FreudianExcuse growing up without love]]. ''A Frozen Heart'' reveals that he was violently bullied by nearly all his brothers from a very young age and he's implied to self-harm as well, while his father coldly saw him as a "weakling", and does nothing to stop his older sons from bullying Hans. The book is also tragic: in a way, Hans began as a noble man who tried to escape the tyranny of his homeland, yet becomes just as violent and brutish as the brothers he hates near the end of the book.
* TykeBomb: Downplayed, but Hans was raised by [[AbusiveParents an abusive man]] who indoctrinated him with the belief that [[TheSocialDarwinist the strong should pick on the weak]], and was often [[BigBrotherBully beaten up and bullied by his older brothers]] for failing to meet his family's harsh standards of ruling their kingdom. From his perspective, any son who doesn't live up to his expectations must be "toughened up to the Westergaard mold". To rectify this, [[WellDoneSonGuy Hans]] slowly decides to become his father's errand-boy in the hopes of being recognized as a dutiful and prodigal son.
* UndercoverWhenAlone: That moment when Hans smiles like he's quite taken with Anna, right after they first met. On the edge of a deserted market in the water under a boat when no one is watching.
* UnknownRival: He and Kristoff are both in the running for Anna. Kristoff isn't really aware he likes Anna until later, Hans doesn't even know Kristoff exists, and neither even are in the same place at the same time until the plot is resolved.
* TheUnfavorite: ''A Frozen Heart'' reveals that his father has very little love for him and generally sees him as a whiner ranting about his brothers bullying him, even if Hans's brothers often bully him in very violent ways. [[WellDoneSonGuy Despite this, Hans often daydreams about having a loving and caring father, even as an adult]], and, [[EvenEvilHasStandards despite his objections]], is regularly forced to use violence against his father's subjects in order to gain respect. Yet, even after following all of his father's orders before setting off to Arendelle, Hans's father has only just begun to respect his youngest son. With Hans's actions in Arendelle, that tiny amount of respect is most likely gone for good.
* TheUnfettered: Before his trip to Arendelle, Hans averted this. He abhorred violence and only committed terrible deeds to get his father to allow him to visit Arendelle. Desperation got the better of him and by halfway into the story, Hans decided he would be a king and free at any cost, even if the cost was the lives of Arendelle's royalty.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Amusingly, for a guy who was villainous in the first place. Hans comes to Arendelle with a relatively simple plot to marry into the royal family and manipulate his way onto the throne, and ends up causing the royal family to fall apart and the queen to accidentally plunge the kingdom into eternal winter entirely by accident. This turns out to be almost the best possible situation for him, but for much of the plot he's as nonplussed as anybody — though [[IndyPloy he ultimately finds out a way]] [[OpportunisticBastard to use it to his advantage.]]
* UsedToBeASweetKid: While the canonicity of ''A Frozen Heart'' is ambiguous, it shows that Hans used to be a boy who simply wanted to be loved by his father and hated his family's cruelty. When word got out about the deaths of Arendelle's king and queen, he's sympathetic to their people and daughter Elsa. He doesn't automatically decide to go and woo their daughter, as it was Lars who suggested that Hans should marry Elsa [[ShipperWithAnAgenda so Hans can find love and leave the Southern Isles]] for good. Hans accepts the idea, but there is still no sign of the man Elsa and Anna met, only figuring he has nothing to lose. He would think about what Elsa would look and be like, wondering if she might actually love him. He spends a few years doing "favors" for his father so that he could go to Arendelle for her coronation, but his father only gave him one day to return home. His desperation to never go back, prove his worth to his family ([[WellDoneSonGuy especially his father]]) and become a king cause him to be more willing to do things he originally and ironically despised and less reluctant to do them. By the time Anna returned from the North Mountain, he's willing to be a villain to avoid his family.
* TheUsurper: Since he's 13th in line for the throne in his country, his main goal is to marry himself to the throne somewhere and rapidly make himself king as soon as he gets or/and sees the right chance. He originally intended to marry Elsa, since she's the heir, but since Anna was a much easier target for his charms due to her naivete and desperation, he adjusted his plan to instead marry Anna and then become king by staging an "[[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident accident]]" for Elsa.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: He's one of the most chilling depictions of a [[TheSociopath sociopath]] in any Disney movie.
* VillainousBreakdown: Hans has a blink-and-miss shot where he argues with the Duke of Weselton that he will protect Arendelle from treason. He looks much angrier than he should be in that scene, hinting at the cruelty boiling under the calm surface, but to the viewer it's meant to come across as him standing firmly behind Anna, and/or the Arendelle citizens who need the "tradeable goods" to keep from freezing to death.
** After witnessing Elsa's escape from the castle dungeon before he can murder her, he gets so pissed off that he pursues her into the blizzard in order to do so at any cost.
* VillainousValour: He gets past Marshmallow by slicing off his leg, and goes to rescue the soldiers.
* VillainBall: Leaving Anna before she's finished freezing turns out to be his undoing. All because he thinks he's already gotten away with his plot, even though Anna is still a massive loose end.
* VillainHasAPoint: "Don't be the monster they fear you are!"
* VillainsNeverLie: After his reveal as EvilAllAlong, Hans is generally honest with Elsa and Anna, although he lies plenty to other people (like telling the dignitaries speaking truthfully when he tells Elsa that Anna returned from North Mountain suffering from an icy curse which Elsa inflicted; and even when he tells her that Anna is dead, he doesn't realize that it's a lie because she was on the brink when he last saw her.
* VillainSong: "Love Is an Open Door" originally comes off as a triumphant IAmBecomingSong of the PowerOfLove to heal. However, after Hans [[BeneathTheMask reveals his]] [[EvilAllAlong true colors]], the song transforms into a stealth VillainSong, in which Anna's naivete becomes an "open door" for Hans' plan to usurp Arendelle's throne. Anna and Hans' exchange of "We finish each other's—Sandwiches!—That's what I was going to say!" goes from being {{Adorkable}} to evidence of Hans' [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative prowess]]. The paired singing of "You and I were just meant to be" becomes especially emblematic of the film's {{Subversion}} of LoveAtFirstSight; real life romance takes time to develop. According to WordOfGod, "Love Is An Open Door" is indeed supposed to be a straight up VillainSong, disguised as a romantic duet.
* VillainousValor: As evidenced by his fight with Marshmallow. Pursuing Elsa into the deadly snowstorm after she escaped from the dungeon may count as well.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Hans, ''even towards the viewer''. No one knows about his usurpation plan and instead view him as TheWisePrince.
* WalkingSpoiler: Just telling someone he's the antagonist of the movie spoils it for people who have never seen the movie before.
* WarriorPrince: As it turns out, Hans is pretty good with a sword and has been doing so for years, resulting in most of his muscles coming from excessive sword fighting.
* WellDoneSonGuy: ''A Frozen Heart'' reveals that he is this taken to extremes and it is the driving force behind his goals. His father often regards him as an annoyance who whines about his brothers bullying him, even if Hans's brothers often bully him in very violent ways. It's suggested his father encourages this out of his dislike of "weakness". Despite this, Hans often daydreams about having a loving and caring father, even as an adult, and is forced to use violence against his father's subjects in order to gain respect despite his objections. To rectify this, Hans slowly decides to become his father's errand boy in the hopes of being recognized as a dutiful and prodigal son. His drive to be a king, even if he must do terrible things to Anna and Elsa, stems from an obsession with being something worthwhile to his dad. Even his mirroring of people's personalities was something he picked up from his father, who encouraged this behavior so Hans could get what he wants. Yet, even after following all of his father's orders before setting off to Arendelle, Hans's father has only just begun to respect his youngest son, as he only gives Hans one day to return home. To say that Hans has daddy issues is putting it mildly.
* WhamLine: "Oh, Anna...''if only there was someone out there who loved you''."
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: The act of true love that thawed Anna's frozen heart left Hans [[EvilCannotComprehendGood confused and dumbstruck]]. "But she froze your heart..."
* WhatTheHellHero:
** Both Elsa and Kristoff call Anna out for getting engaged to someone she just met. After the guy turns out to be a lying, manipulative, power-hungry sociopath, one sees they were right for the different reasons. Even Hans mocks Anna for this when he reveals his true colors.
** Hans calls out Elsa for nearly killing Weselton's soldiers while they were defenseless.
* WickedCultured: He's well-mannered, suave, and well-versed in the ways of royal leadership. He's also a power-hungry bastard.
* WouldHitAGirl: Tries to ''outright kill'' Elsa with his sword in the climax, being stopped only when Anna blocks him from her just when she freezes over completely.
* WrongGuyFirst: Just because he ''seems'' like the whole package doesn't mean that he is.
* XanatosSpeedChess: He definitely has a knack for [[LetNoCrisisGoToWaste taking advantage of events to further his own primary goals]]. The novelization ''A Frozen Heart'' goes into detail about how quickly he can adapt:
** Plan A: Woo Elsa and convince her to marry him. (Hans bumped into Elsa's hitherto unknown sister Anna instead.)
** Plan B: Woo Anna, convince Elsa to bless their marriage, and eventually arrange to overthrow Elsa, preferably without violence. (Elsa refused to bless the marriage and revealed her ice magic; and then Anna set out to look for her, leaving him in charge.)
** Plan C: Rule Arendelle in Anna's absence. (Anna's horse comes back without Anna, and the people are worried; they might revolt if Hans just left her to her fate, so...)
** Plan D: Set out in search of Anna and Elsa, to bring Anna back and/or convince Elsa to stop the snow. (He couldn't find Anna, and while he did manage to capture Elsa, he couldn't convince her to stop the snow.)
** Plan E: With Elsa locked up and helpless and Anna missing and presumed dead, rule Arendelle as in Plan C. (Anna came back, cursed by Elsa.)
** Plan F: Leave Anna for dead, accuse Elsa of murdering her sister, and execute Elsa. (Anna wasn't quite dead, and she blocked his attack on Elsa.)
* YouAreInCommandNow: Anna leaves Hans in charge of governing Arendelle, so that she can go look for Elsa.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: His plan for everyone involved. Just tweak it to "no longer about to live", and this is how he treats Anna when she reveals her curse. He also decides to kill Elsa when she says she can't stop the winter she caused.
* YoungestChildWins: His backstory is that he's a inversion to this rule, being the youngest of thirteen siblings and growing up knowing he'll never receive the crown.
* YouthfulFreckles: Upon close ups, we can see that Hans also has freckles. Like Elsa, they aren't very noticeable.
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[[folder:Sitron]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/FrankWelker

Hans's horse.
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* AllThereInTheManual: His name is revealed to Sitron in the books, which is Ascended Fanon after Jennifer Lee heard that fans were calling the horse "Lemon", so he was given the Norwegian equivalent.
* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: Like Sven, he's clearly a lot smarter than your average horse but he doesn't get as much screentime.
* CoolHorse: A [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fjord_horse Fjord horse]], going by his coat and mane.
* MoralityPet: Downplayed example for [[EvilPrince Hans]]. According to his father, Sitron is Hans's favorite horse and Hans seems fond of him. The fact that Hans doesn't dehumanize or treat Sitron poorly even as Hans becomes more desperate and underhanded suggests that he does care for his horse to some degree.
* MulticoloredHair: Sitron has a white and black mane and tail, and is buckskin (tan with darker legs).
* NiceGuy: Very sweet and a stark contrast to his owner.
* NonHumanSidekick: Hans's horse.
* SkunkStripe: He has a black streak of hair on his mostly white mane, and a larger black streak in his tail.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: He knocks into Anna, prompting [[CrashIntoHello her and Hans' meeting]] and setting off Hans's plot to marry into Arendelle's royalty.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Disappears from the film altogether before Hans's true plans are revealed.
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[[folder:Westergaard Family]]

Hans's family, including his father, mother and brothers.
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* AbusiveParents: The King is an emotionally abusive man who encourages violence and frequently makes his lack of respect for his youngest son blatant, going so far to encourage his older sons to physically abuse Hans. It's implied that he stripped Hans of his noble privileges after his failed takeover of Arendelle and penalized him to hard labor, which includes shoveling manure in the royal stables.
* {{Adorkable}}: Lars is described in ''A Frozen Heart'' as an avid historian and would spend hours rambling about it. Hans was the only person to find it endearing.
* AloofBigBrother: While Lars was the only brother whom Hans could feel a little close to, he never got along with the other eleven, as they follow their father's view of preying on the weak, and therefore, see him as their [[ExtremeDoormat punching bag]] and [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex made him feel inferior to them]]. When he tells Anna that three of them pretended he was non-existent for two years, he tries to downplay and dismiss it as "what brothers do", but the look on his face clearly and visibly indicates that he's upset. WordOfGod supports his stated backstory that he grew up without love and ''A Frozen Heart'' confirms this.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: The king always regarded all of his twelve older sons as superior to Hans, who actually seems to agree with this. His brothers were more effective, more skilled and more capable of wooing eligible maidens than he was. It's one of his driving factors for his plans in Arendelle, to prove he can claim a throne more effectively by himself. And even after creating an international debacle by sullying the Westergaard name in Arendelle, Hans' father still coldly regards him as a [[DisappointedInYou disappointment in his eyes.]]
* AwfulWeddedLife: It's likely the marriage was a political one, as King Westergaard coldly regards his wife as a TrophyWife whose role is to produce more heirs for the kingdom. Hans's married brothers don't seem to have a good relationship with their wives either, with Caleb blatantly ignoring his own in favor of his father's attention. Even Lars, the good brother, doesn't generally seem to see eye-to-eye with his arranged wife Helga, and even though he was set to be a father, Helga desired to keep the child for herself. Hans wonders how most of his brothers, who are violent brutes to boot, managed to woo these women to their side, but chose to neglect them once they're married.
* BigBrotherBully: With the exception of Lars, all of Hans's brothers took sadistic delight in making Hans's life a living hell, and like their father, coldly see him their punching bag. Their actions went from standard jokes and tirades to being physically abusive, with the twins Rudi and Runo bullying him the most. In one case, three of them even pretended Hans was a non-entity for ''two straight years'', while in another, they threw glass at him just for daydreaming, not to mention being thrown off moving carts, shoved in the mud countless times and losing numerous fistfights. It's gotten so bad that Hans [[DespairEventHorizon has given up fighting back out of fear that they'll just treat him even worse]], but this only enabled them to bully him even more while his father becomes more emotionally abusive.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Lars was the only brother who wanted to help Hans, giving him advice and being someone to talk to when things were getting too stressful. Unfortunately, his influence was severely limited, likely due to their father not accepting such actions.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: Hans' family can be accurately described as one, big dysfunctional family: his parents are too neglectful to spend time with him, while his older brothers, who are too rowdy and neglectful of their wives, choose to bully him just because he's the youngest of the baker's dozen.
* TheConfidant: Lars was the only person Hans ever felt comfortable with when it comes to the nightmare of living in the Southern Isles, the emotional damage he suffered and the fear of never getting to meet someone. Lars assisted him in many things, from knowing about how Hans would spend hours at the pier to clear his head, to trying to set Hans up to meet Princess Elsa for a potential marriage.
* TheCorrupter: The King's influence corrupted most of his sons. It took an attempt to escape his father for Hans's corruption to finally kick in.
* DisappointedInYou: Except for his mother and Lars, most of Hans' family never gets tired of routinely telling Hans how much of a disappointment he was, is, and will remain as one in their eyes. Even after sullying the Westergaard name in Arendelle, they still see him as an incompetent and worthless man.
* DramaticIrony: Since Hans lied about so much else, Anna doubts that his family is as bad as he claimed, so she figured the best punishment for him is to be sent back for his family to sort it out.
* TheDreaded: Both Hans and the citizens of the Southern Isles are terrified of the scope of King Westergaard's wrath, as he uses DisproportionateRetribution to forcibly control the kingdom and brutally suppress any criticism levied on him. A peasant is bad-mouthing the king? [[PoliceState They're]] [[DystopianEdict brutally]] [[DeadlyEuphemism "silenced"]]. Anybody behind on their taxes? [[EvilDebtCollector A prince is sent down to forcibly strong-arm and shake down delinquent taxpayers]]. Anybody refusing to pay their taxes? [[CrushingThePopulace The government kills those on the spot who refuse to do so as a warning to others]]. A farmer fails to to meet their production quota or makes a minor error in supplying the government? [[DisproportionateRetribution The army confiscates their livestock and burns their farm down to the ground]]. Anybody causing an international incident or committing a crime? [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil They're condemned to slavery or hard labor]].
* DysfunctionalFamily: The Westergaards are one big, screwed-up family.
** The king is an apathetic and stone-cold man who generally regards his youngest son with utter contempt, dismissing him as an incompetent coward and useless "weakling" who couldn't stand up to the taunts they throw at him, while regarding his wife as an object whose job is to produce more heirs for the kingdom. To him, any of his thirteen sons who doesn't live up to his high but harsh expectations, must be "toughened up to the Westergaard mold" by being physically and emotionally abused, alongside being forcibly indoctrinated in the view that only the fittest survive in this dog-eat-dog world.
** Besides Hans, the queen is the family's other ExtremeDoormat, as while she loves her children and desires them to stop treating Hans so horribly, years of childbirth and her husband's [[TheCorrupter corrupting influence]] towards their sons has rendered her unable to do anything but acknowledge Hans with weak smiles.
** With the exception of Lars, all of Hans's brothers are violent brutes who see Hans as their punching bag, and like their father, view him as a coward who doesn't know how to fight back. They took sadistic delight in making Hans's life a living hell, and their actions went from standard jokes and tirades to being physically abusive, with the twins Rudi and Runo bullying him the most. And most of them don't even have a good relationship with their wives either; for example, the oldest, Caleb, blatantly ignores his pregnant wife in favor of getting his father's attention.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Subverted. When they attend their mother's birthday in ''A Frozen Heart'', it's suggested they only came because their father wanted them to make an appearance. However, they seem to resent Hans for being cared about by their mother, going so far as to rudely ridicule him for being a MommasBoy.
* EvilDebtCollector: Like a typical extortionist, King Westergaard sends down one of his sons to forcibly strong-arm and shake down delinquent villagers who are behind on their taxes. And if they refuse to pay, they're immediately killed on the spot as a warning sign for others.
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: King Westergaard and his more violent sons took pleasure in their mistreatment of Hans.
* EvilerThanThou: King Westergaard is an unfeeling tyrant and most of his sons are either violent brutes or devoted yes-men. They destroy anyone or anything around them through violence and intimidation. Essentially meaning, comparing him to everyone but Lars, Hans is the good one by default.
* EvilOverlord: In stark contrast to King Agnarr, Hans' father is an absolute tyrant and stone-cold dictator who runs the Southern Isles extremely viciously as a totalitarian PoliceState, using barbaric methods such as taxing his subjects to abject poverty while brutally rubbing out any critics of the regime. The cruel manner in which he runs the country is what forces Hans to find a way to permanently leave his homeland and escape the tyranny he witnessed so far.
* ExtremeDoormat: Besides Hans, the queen is the family's other Extreme Doormat, as while she loves her children and desires them to stop treating Hans so horribly, years of childbirth and [[TheCorrupter her husband's corrupting influence]] towards their sons has rendered her unable to do anything but acknowledge Hans with weak smiles.
* {{Foil}}:
** King Westergaard is very much the polar opposite of King Agnarr. While Agnarr loved both his daughters unconditionally, Westergaard only favored his sons who were most loyal and useful to him, while apathetically treating his youngest son as a nuisance. While Agnarr genuinely loved Iduna, Westergaard is at best indifferent to his wife. While Agnarr forced Elsa and Anna to separate from each other for their safety, Westergaard allowed and encouraged his sons to torment Hans out of contempt and cruelty. And while both are responsible for a child developing depression, Agnarr only wanted to keep Elsa and Anna safe, Westergaard is unfeeling to Hans.
** As a whole, the Westergaard clan is this to the trolls. While the trolls were Kristoff's adopted non-human family who treated him with love, the Westergaards are Hans's biological human family that treated him like a monster.
** On another note, the Southern Isles is the complete opposite of Arendelle. While Arendelle seems to be a democratic monarchy whose queen and princess are open and friendly towards their people, the Southern Isles is an exceptionally totalitarian PoliceState run by a stone-hearted and violent tyrant whose wrath knows no bounds, treating his subjects like trash and his sons as his enforcers.
* FreudianExcuse: Like Hans, Lars was also bullied for being the youngest (albeit not as violently). Because of this, Lars abhorred how his brothers cruelly treat their youngest brother and is the only one to stand up for Hans. Hans wasn't sure if the bullying Lars himself suffered made him pity his youngest brothers or if he was a genuinely nice person because of it.
* TheGhost: They don't appear in the film or any book set after it. Their only appearance is in ''A Frozen Heart'', which has no illustrations, thus it isn't known what they look like.
* GreaterScopeVillain: The King's [[TheCorrupter corrupting influence]] and [[AbusiveParents emotional abuse]] slowly molded Hans into the man he is today.
* HateSink: Not even Hans regards his father and most of his brothers in the most positive light. From Hans' perspective, he sees the Southern Isles and his family's castle as a penitentiary, with his father acting as the prison warden, while his brothers serve as the jailers. And like any prison escapee, he wants to find a way to escape his homeland's harsh conditions for good and settle down somewhere else peacefully.
* HatesSmallTalk: Hans' father often times got very annoyed whenever Hans tries to make small talk with him, always asking him "to get straight to the point" any time he deemed Hans had overstayed too long in his presence, ordering him to get out. And it's justified as the king has more important things to focus on than Hans' attempts at small talk about his brothers bullying him, coldly dismissing him as nothing more than a whiner and a nuisance.
* InadequateInheritor: Hans and Lars don't agree with their father doting on Caleb, first in-line for the throne, seeing him as an irresponsible ManChild who ignores his family and doesn't take being the heir to the throne with any seriousness.
* {{Jerkass}}: Hans' father and brothers, sans one, are even bigger assholes than Hans himself, given the way they treat him and the abusive manner they run the kingdom, and the blatant way they ignore their wives. It's suggested that Hans may have picked up some of their abrasive habits to emulate them, and to elevate himself as a dutiful sibling and prodigal son.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: King Westergaard threw his wife's birthday party just for political reasons and to show off. And most of his sons attended their mother's birthday just to impress their father and taunt Hans.
* KarmaHoudini: Anna and Elsa, desiring to get Hans out of sight and out of mind as soon as possible so they can move on with their lives, choose to send him back to his family, completely unaware of what kind of people they are. As such, his father got away with tormenting Hans and continues to do so, as shown in ''Frozen Fever''.
* KickTheDog: Eleven of Hans' brothers never get tired making Hans miserable for not living up to their father's cruel expectations. For example, he's visibly afraid of attending his own mother's birthday for five minutes, as even a short amount of time with his entire family always ends in a debacle, and as such, he idly stands outside the door for twenty minutes preparing himself. And when he does finally enter the room, his father scolds him for being excessively late and daydreaming, becoming the family's laughing stock.
* KnightOfCerebus: Unlike Hans, there's nothing remotely funny or sympathetic about the king. Every chapter he appears in demonstrates how cruel and demanding he is.
* LackOfEmpathy: The king has no concern for anyone but himself, as to him, his wife is nothing more than someone to provide heirs. His people are a source of income he can abuse to his heart's content. Also, any son who doesn't live up to expectations, namely Hans, must be "toughened up to the Westergaard mold" by being physically and emotionally abused. Most of his sons have inherited this, feeling nothing to the people they abuse and hurt, whether it's their wives or their youngest brother. Though Hans himself averted this initially, his fear of going home and [[WellDoneSonGuy forever being the throwaway made him desperate enough to follow his father's example]].
* MoralityPet: Lars and the Queen seem to be the only people Hans genuinely respects and cares for.
* NiceGuy: Lars appears to lack anything that made Hans's brothers awful. He does not appear to be violent, he doesn't seem as obsessed with earning their father's admiration and he actually wanted to help Hans find a wife and leave their abusive home for good.
* NoNameGiven: The only brothers named are Caleb (the oldest), Lars (the third born) and the twins Rudi and Runo (their placement is unknown), but the others are unknown. The king and queen are unnamed as well.
* NoSenseOfHumor: While Lars was the nicest of Hans's brothers, he's described by Hans as being unable to share a laugh, having no concept of humor and being too serious.
* ParentalFavoritism: Though the king favors all of his twelve older and more useful sons, he seems to dote over his oldest son Caleb (who's next in line to the throne), while coldly regarding his "weakling" youngest son Hans as a throwaway and useless spare. To rectify this, [[WellDoneSonGuy Hans]] slowly decided to become his father's gofer and errand boy in the hopes of being recognized as a dutiful and prodigal son.
* ParentalNeglect: Hans' father deliberately chooses to be distant and neglectful of him, coldly dismissing him as a "weakling" and incompetent coward who doesn't know how to fight back, giving him little to no attention at all while doting on his older sons, especially Caleb. Also, Hans being against his family's violent methods of controlling the kingdom made him the proverbial BlackSheep of the family. So in his view, [[TheSocialDarwinist the strong should pick on the weak]], and [[TykeBomb Hans being forcibly "toughened up in the Westergaard mold" by his brothers at a young age]] is a sign of "good politics and strength", claiming that Hans should "learn a thing or two" from his brothers.
* PoliceState: What the Southern Isles is, in essence. Killing those who don't pay their taxes on time or criticize the rulers, slavery, torturing prisoners, and forcibly seizing a farmer's property just because they couldn't meet their production quota are just one of several hallmarks of a totalitarian dictatorship, and King Westergaard is a brutal and stone-cold tyrant who runs the kingdom in a notoriously draconian manner.
* RoyallyScrewedUp: The Westergaards are basically a BigScrewedUpFamily -- Hans' parents are [[ParentalNeglect too neglectful]] to spend time with him, while his older brothers, who are too rowdy and neglectful of their wives, [[BigBrotherBully choose to bully him just because he's the youngest]].
* ShipperWithAnAgenda: Lars was the one who suggested to Hans that he go to Arendelle, meet Elsa and get her to fall in love with him. His reasoning wasn't because he thought they'd be a good couple (though Hans's disappointment in not meeting a potential wife for him may have played a factor) but so Hans can have a home, and start a new family ''away'' from the Southern Isles.
* TheSocialDarwinist: In ''A Frozen Heart'', Prince Hans's father coldly regards his youngest son with utter disgust and contempt, comparing him to a "weakling" and an idiotic coward who couldn't stand up to the abuse he and his older sons throw at Hans. To him, any of his thirteen sons displaying a softer side is a sign of weakness, so it must by countered by forcing them to be "toughened up in the Westergaard mold", i.e., to be [[TykeBomb forcibly indoctrinated from a young age that the strong have a right to pick on the weak]]. And from his POV, Hans being against his family's violent methods of controlling the kingdom has made him the BlackSheep of the Westergaard clan. To counter his youngest son's weak nature, he encourages his older sons to bully and torment Hans at his expense, which to him is a "sign of strength", and believes it's all "good politics" so Hans could be forced to use his family's methods of controlling the subjects, [[EvenEvilHasStandards despite what Hans has to say or object]]. By the end of ''A Frozen Heart'', [[TheCorrupter his father's corrupting]] [[GreaterScopeVillain influence]] has slowly poisoned Hans into becoming an unfeeling and ruthless man, driving him to dehumanize everyone (including Elsa, Anna and the Duke of Weselton) in his quest for power.
* TheSociopath: King Westergaard of the Southern Isles seems to be a more accurate depiction of this than his youngest son. While Hans does display many aspects of a sociopath, it's debatable if he truly is one, due to a strong FreudianExcuse and establishing the fact that he genuinely cares for Lars and [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas their mother]]. His father blatantly cares nothing for his wife, throwing her birthday just to make a show of it, and [[EvilOverlord treats the people of the Southern Isles quite viciously]], taxing them to poverty while brutalizing and possibly killing anyone who criticizes him or doesn't pay their taxes. It's implied he doesn't actually care about his sons unless they are of use to him in some way, as he only starts to treat Hans better because he became his right hand man three years before Hans went to Arendelle. Since Hans is an obsessive WellDoneSonGuy, he may have picked up some of his family's less than savory traits to emulate them and make himself [[TheDutifulSon the prodigal son]].
* SpoiledBrat: All but one of Hans's brothers were pampered and doted on by their father for how useful they were to him. Caleb in particular seems to be worst, due to being the oldest and the king's favorite son. Hans and Lars see him as a largely irresponsible slacker, ignoring his pregnant wife for his father's attention and treating the idea of running a kingdom like a child's game.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: According to Hans himself in ''A Frozen Heart'', all but one of his brothers have red hair like him. The only exception is Runo, whose blonde hair (that stuck straight up), pale eyes and eyebrows made him look as if he's perpetually shocked.
* ThemeTwinNaming: Hans has a set of fraternal twins for brothers named "Runo" and "Rudi".
* TokenGoodTeammate: Lars and the queen were the only family Hans had that didn't hurt him or any of the citizens.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Lars had good intentions in helping to mold Hans into Elsa's suitor, but because he didn't keep a close eye on his little brother during the three years Hans spent as their father's assistant, Lars didn't see how desperate Hans became that he was willing to be as cruel as their family to be free. As such, it's only because of his good intentions that Hans ends up manipulating (and almost killing) two innocent women.
* VillainOfAnotherStory: King Westergaard is a cruel dictator who abuses his sons into being bullies and sycophantic abusers totally loyal to him, treats his wife with complete indifference and has turned the Southern Isles into a PoliceState that drives people into poverty or has them killed or imprisoned for either criticizing him or not providing enough money or food. If this were Hans's story, his father would be the BigBad and Hans would be TheHero. Unfortunately, [[WellDoneSonGuy Hans's fear of being a disappointment to his father and unwillingness to return to that abusive household]] made him the villain of Anna and Elsa's story.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Like Hans, all of the Princes of the Southern Isles are motivated by a desire to make their father proud of them. Even their abuse of Hans seems to be out of a desire to make their father favor them for showing no tolerance for "weakness".
* WhiteSheep: With Hans's actions in Arendelle painting him a criminal, Lars is now the only son of King Westergaard who doesn't follow his father's desire to hurt people.
* WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent: The king often claims that Hans should "learn a thing or two" from his older brothers, often berating and emotionally abusing him for not fighting back at their taunts.
* WouldHurtAChild: Even when Hans was a small boy, his brothers were physically abusive.
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!!Weselton

[[folder:The
[[Characters/FrozenWeselton Weselton]] [[note]]The Duke Of Weselton]]
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[[caption-width-right:244: "If we don't do something soon, we'll all freeze to death!"]]

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AlanTudyk

A neighboring duke who wants to exploit Arendelle's riches and sees Elsa's powers as evil.
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* AnalogyBackfire: "Like a chicken with the face of a monkey, I fly!"
* AristocratsAreEvil: His Machiavellian plans to dominate Arendelle's economy place him firmly in this trope. However, his ruthlessness pales in comparison to the thoroughly treacherous and cold-hearted Prince of the Southern Isles, Hans Westergaard.
* BaldOfEvil: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. He hides his baldness with a [[DodgyToupee wig that does its job poorly]].
* BerserkButton: Mispronouncing his home of Weselton as "Weaseltown".
-->'''Kai''': Your majesty, the duke of Weaseltown.\\
'''The Duke''': ''Weselton''!
* BigBadWannabe: He remains an active threat through the movie and the audience has come to believe that he's the mastermind, but they couldn't be more wrong. Hans truly upstages him in terms of evilness.
* BurnTheWitch: His attitude towards Elsa after her powers are revealed, including sending his men to kill her.
* CoolOldGuy: In the ballroom scene, it's evident that he ''thinks'' he's this, but he just comes off as a buffoon. Granted, he ''is'' pretty spry for a man his age.
* DecoyAntagonist: The Duke of
Weselton and his guards are set up to be the primary villains from first sight, what with the "exploiting" quote and the guards trying to kill Elsa, but Hans, who seemed to be Anna's love interest, eventually takes over as the main antagonist.
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: Does this early on in the film about his intentions for the kingdom.
* DodgyToupee: Wears a wig to cover a bald spot. It flops up and down when he dances.
* DramaQueen: He's prone to overreacting to everything, like claiming Elsa tried to kill him, when all she did was generate some ice in his direction, what with her powers being out of control, something Hans calls him out on. At the very end of the film he even tries claiming he's suffering from trauma after everything he went through.
* EasilyForgiven: Downplayed. When he appears in ''Across the Sea'', it's clear Anna and Elsa are avoiding Weselton for his actions in the film, but they are willing to be friendlier to him during their stay in Vakretta.
* EntitledBastard: Despite being a prejudicial {{Jerkass}} who tried to exploit Arendelle's wealth and have Elsa killed simply for being a magic user, when everything is resolved, he ''still'' genuinely expects an audience with Elsa to discuss business. Elsa makes sure he's sent home with nothing.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes:
The book "Across the Sea'' reveals he has family in Vakretta, a kingdom Anna and Elsa are visiting. He seems willing to be on friendlier terms with them for this.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: The Duke may be a total {{Jerkass}}, but he was noticeably distraught when he was led to believe by [[ManipulativeBastard Hans]] that Elsa had killed Anna with an ice curse. He's also one of the first men to depart the room when Anna demands that Hans kiss her.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: His proper name is never revealed.
* EvilOldFolks: He says that he wants to exploit the economy of Arendelle kingdom in his first appearance.
* EvilVsEvil: With Prince Hans but it's largely downplayed since both never really know about each others' plans until the end and any fighting they do is minor. However, it's clear they don't really like one another, and each attempt to back-stab one another.
* FantasticRacism: Given his reaction to Elsa's powers being revealed, it's not hard to guess that the Duke has a certain prejudice towards people with magic.
* FantasticSlurs: As a consequence of the above; he frequently refers to Elsa as a "monster".
* GeneralRipper: Has a murderously judgmental hatred of magic and sorcery and those who practice them as "monsters", and will kill anyone he believes associated with them. The Duke even goes behind Prince Hans' back and orders his two men to assassinate Elsa once the search party reaches her ice palace.
* GiftedlyBad: He has an... ''interesting'' dance style.
* {{Greed}}: His main reason for visiting Arendelle is he wants to exploit their wealth.
* IcyBlueEyes: His eyes represent his jerkass and domineering personality.
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: The name of his town keeps getting mispronounced as ''Weasel''-ton. Gets turned into MaliciousMisnaming at the end when Kai informs him of the cut ties, makes a point of pronouncing it "Weasel Town". Even Hans snidely calls him a "weasel" behind his back in ''A Frozen Heart''.
* {{Jerkass}}: It's takes a special kind of jerk to turn on the Queen who has benefited your country for many years just because she has freaky ice powers.
* KickTheDog: He is willing to let freezing people die rather than give them blankets ("tradeable goods"). Hans really doesn't like him for that.
* LaserGuidedKarma: He came to Arendelle hoping to gain control of the kingdom's wealth and discover its secrets for himself, even to the point of trying to have Elsa killed. In the end, he's sent home and Elsa cuts off all trade with Weselton.
* LaughablyEvil: He causes a lot of trouble for Elsa, even sending his two bodyguards to shoot her, but then again, this is also the same guy who was afraid he could have died from slipping on ice.
* MeaningfulName: Weselton is frequently mispronounced as 'Weaseltown' throughout the movie. Fittingly, the Duke is a rather weaselly and spineless character. Even Hans mockingly refers to him as a "weasel" behind his back.
* NeverMyFault: Refuses to own up to any part he may have had in causing Elsa to flee and accidentally start the EndlessWinter. Even ''Hans'' calls him out on it.
* NoNameGiven: His real name is never brought up.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: The Duke seems to be a pretty laughably incompetent {{jerkass}} at worst, for the most part. Then he coldly orders his two henchmen to kill Elsa, and he says it in a tone that suggests he is dead-set on having Elsa killed.
* ObviouslyEvil: PlayedForLaughs in his EstablishingCharacterMoment, wherein he catches himself muttering about exploiting Arendelle's wealth.
--> ''[[LampshadeHanging Did I just say that out loud?]]''
* PetTheDog: In ''Across the Sea'', he's grateful to Elsa for using her power to help Vakretta's current heat wave and sees the sisters off as they leave.
* RedHerring: Virtually all promotional materials, including the voice acting leaks, have made him out to be the main villain of the story (and many people would assume seeing how Alan Tudyk previously had voiced King Candy in ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', who was the main villain of that movie), when it's actually the younger and less ObviouslyEvil Prince Hans.
* PragmaticVillainy: The only reason he wants to save the Kingdom in the first place is to make off with its riches and tradeable goods, which would cease to exist if the Kingdom was destroyed.
* RunningGag: His duchy's name is mispronounced as the embarrassingly phonetic "Weaseltown".
* TortureTechnician: ''A Frozen Heart'' has his bodyguards imply that he frequently tortures people for information.
* WouldHitAGirl: By proxy when he orders his bodyguards to assassinate Elsa.
* YouMonster: He shouts this to Elsa after she almost freezes him.
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[[folder:The
Duke Of Weselton's Bodyguards]]
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[[caption-width-right:350: Erik (left), Francis (right).]]

The two bodyguards of the Duke. They serve as tertiary antagonists. Their main job is to protect the Duke at all costs.
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* BadassBeard: The bearded one is a competent soldier, and so is the non-bearded one. It's more likely to tell them apart.
* BadassLongCoat: With RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver coloring they are dangerous.
* TheDividual: They essentially act identical in their role, with their only real distinguishing trait being that one has a beard and the other doesn't.
* HollywoodTactics: Averted on the small scale. After their initial shots on Elsa fail, they split up to surround her.
* {{Hypercompetent Sidekick}}s: They're fierce, ruthless, and martially gifted. Compare that with their boss' lack of subtlety and giftedly bad dancing.
* NoNameGiven: Their names are never revealed, though the Fan Nickname for the beardless one of the pair is "Fritz". The novelization gives them the names Erik and Francis.
* NumberTwo: They are the trusted and strong bodyguards to [[BigBadWannabe The Duke of Weselton]].
* PermaStubble: "Fritz" has a nine o' clock shadow.
* PerpetualFrowner: 99% of the time but that's just their look of concentration.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Both wear red and black long coats.
* TheStoic: They're usually seen with straight faces.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: They're always seen together and doing Weselton's dirty work.
* VillainousValour: Despite Elsa's vast powers, the two are willing to attack her armed with only crossbows.
* WeaponOfChoice: Both prefer a crossbow.
* WouldHitAGirl: Neither one shows any moral problem with trying to assassinate Elsa.
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Bodyguards[[/note]]
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22nd Sep '17 4:40:10 AM Njein
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* BavarianFireDrill: This is why no one realizes Hans is a usurper until it's too late: Everyone is confused and frightened after the snow begins to fall, and it's not obvious who should have authority since Elsa just ran away and Anna left to find her- so Hans calmly takes charge on Anna's instructions. He acts like he has the whole situation under control, and people obey him as a result. Since the quickest way to become a leader in a crisis situation is usually to just behave like a leader, Hans has that down to an art. People might not even mind until later that his claims are decidedly dodgy.

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* BavarianFireDrill: This is why no one realizes Hans is a usurper until it's too late: Everyone everyone is confused and frightened after the snow begins to fall, and it's not obvious who should have authority authority, since Elsa just ran away bailed out and Anna left to find her- her — so Hans calmly takes charge on Anna's instructions. He acts like he has the whole situation under control, and people obey him as a result. Since the quickest way to become a leader in a crisis situation is usually to just behave like a leader, Hans has that down to an art. People might not even mind until later that his claims are decidedly dodgy.



* BlackSheep: Being the youngest of thirteen sons meant that he was an easy target for [[BigBrotherBully his older brothers (especially Rudi and Runo, who bully Hans the most)]] to pick on - he's been the victim of countless practical jokes and pranks, not to mention being pummeled, thrown off moving carts or being shoved in the mud numerous times - in essence, becoming the ExtremeDoormat for his family. In ''A Frozen Heart'', his father often views him as a "weakling" compared to his older brothers, and [[ParentalNeglect therefore does nothing to stop them from bullying him]], going so much as to unabashedly acknowledge his lack of interest in his son's presence during family and diplomatic gatherings. Ironically, Hans being against the violent methods of his family made him the WhiteSheep, but his desire to [[WellDoneSonGuy appeal to his father]] [[UsedToBeASweetKid darkened him]]. Even Hans sometimes acknowledges that he's the odd one out in his family.

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* BlackSheep: Being the youngest of thirteen sons meant that he was an easy target for [[BigBrotherBully his older brothers (especially Rudi and Runo, who bully Hans the most)]] to pick on - he's been the victim of countless practical jokes and pranks, not to mention being pummeled, thrown off moving carts or being shoved in the mud numerous times - in essence, becoming the ExtremeDoormat for his family. In ''A Frozen Heart'', And his father often views saw him as a "weakling" compared to his older brothers, and [[ParentalNeglect therefore does nothing to stop them from bullying him]], going so much as to unabashedly acknowledge his lack of interest in his son's presence during family and diplomatic gatherings. Ironically, Hans being against the violent methods of his family made him the WhiteSheep, but his desire to [[WellDoneSonGuy appeal to his father]] [[UsedToBeASweetKid darkened him]]. Even Hans sometimes acknowledges that he's the odd one out in his family.



* ClassicVillain: Represents Ambition, and a little bit of Envy. Knowing that he could never inherit a kingdom for his own, he intends to take over Arendelle by marrying into the royal family, and then killing both sisters. Although he's not the direct cause of the movie's main conflict, it was his deceptions i.e. pretending to be [[FalseSoulmate Anna's Love Interest]] and causing her to argue with Elsa over their whimsical relationship that triggers the plot into such direction. He also shares a number of similarities to both Anna and Elsa: like Anna, he is estranged to his older siblings, and like Elsa, he conceals his true emotions. But while Anna wishes to reconcile with Elsa (and vice versa), Hans clearly doesn't - as he's willing to leave behind his family to get Arendelle. While Elsa tries to control her emotions to stop herself from harming her loved ones, Hans hides his in order to manipulate others.

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* ClassicVillain: Represents Ambition, and a little bit of Envy. Knowing that he could never inherit a kingdom for his own, he intends to take over Arendelle by marrying into the royal family, and then killing both sisters. Although he's not the direct cause of the movie's main conflict, it was his deceptions i.e. pretending to be [[FalseSoulmate Anna's Love Interest]] and causing her to argue with Elsa over their whimsical relationship that triggers the plot into such direction. He also shares a number of similarities to both Anna and Elsa: like Anna, he is estranged to his older siblings, and like Elsa, he conceals his true emotions. But while Anna wishes to reconcile with Elsa (and vice versa), Hans clearly doesn't - as he's willing to leave behind his family to get Arendelle. While Elsa tries to control her emotions to stop herself from harming her loved ones, Hans hides his in order to manipulate others.



* DrivenByEnvy: His drive to come into power within a kingdom of his own -- which he'll never get from his family, having twelve brothers ahead of him who regularly bully him -- is his primary motivator.

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* DrivenByEnvy: His drive to come into power within a kingdom of his own -- which he'll never get from his family, having twelve brothers ahead of him who regularly bully him -- is his primary motivator.



** But ''A Frozen Heart'' reveals he once averted this - he was sympathetic to his mother (being married to an uncaring man who corrupted his sons), the citizens of the Southern Isles (as his father is a tyrannical dictator who rules over them with an iron fist), Caleb's wife (who's married to a man who takes advantage of being [[ParentalFavoritism the king's favorite son]] and pays no attention to her pregnancy) and, surprisingly enough, to the people of Arendelle (for losing their king and queen). But things had changed by then, and as [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Anna, he's the only one around with a "[[TheSociopath frozen heart]]".

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** But ''A Frozen Heart'' reveals he once averted this - he was sympathetic to his mother (being married to an uncaring man who corrupted his sons), the citizens of the Southern Isles (as his father is a tyrannical dictator who rules over them with an iron fist), Caleb's wife (who's married to a man who takes advantage of being [[ParentalFavoritism the king's favorite son]] and pays no attention to her pregnancy) and, surprisingly enough, to the people of Arendelle (for losing their king and queen). But things had changed by then, and as [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Anna, he's the only one around with a "[[TheSociopath frozen heart]]".



* MoleInCharge: Anna names Prince Hans regent while she goes off to look for Elsa. At that point, his status as a villain wasn't revealed yet.

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* MoleInCharge: Anna names Prince Hans regent while she goes off to look for Elsa. At that point, his status as a villain wasn't revealed yet.



* MurderByInaction: When he finds out Anna will soon freeze to death as a result of Elsa's accidental curse, he douses the fire and locks the door to let the curse finish its job, allowing him to get her out of the way while still keeping his hands "clean".

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* MurderByInaction: When he finds out Anna will soon freeze to death as a result of Elsa's accidental curse, he douses the fire and locks the door to let the curse finish do its job, allowing him to get her out of the way while still keeping his hands "clean"."clean". He could bludgeon Anna with a blunt object, burn her alive or stab her to death with a fire poker, but a bloodied corpse would discredit his earlier claims.



** His comeback to Anna telling him he can't take out Elsa. For what it's worth, he's right: He is willing to subdue Elsa by attacking her [[ManipulativeBastard psychologically]].

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** His comeback to Anna telling him he can't take out Elsa. For what it's worth, he's right: He he is willing to subdue Elsa by attacking her [[ManipulativeBastard [[BreakThemByTalking psychologically]].



* OhCrap: His little "Uh-oh" that happens when his horse Sitron accidentally lets go of the boat he is standing on and causes him to fall into the fjord and get soaked.

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* OhCrap: His little "Uh-oh" that happens when his horse Sitron accidentally lets go of the boat he is standing on and causes him to fall into the fjord and get soaked.



* PragmaticVillainy: He is generally motivated by what will benefit him first, rarely deliberately going out of his way to screw people over like more [[CardCarryingVillain traditional Disney antagonists]], which is what probably makes him most creepy. Help people that are freezing? Sure, it gives him [[VillainWithGoodPublicity a better image]] from a PR standpoint. Let a princess die by refusing to kiss her (not that kissing her would work, given how he really felt)? The way to the throne is quicker that way, so yes.

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* PragmaticVillainy: He is generally motivated by what will benefit him first, rarely deliberately instead of going out of his way to screw people over like more [[CardCarryingVillain traditional Disney antagonists]], which is what probably makes him most creepy. Help people that are freezing? Sure, it gives him [[VillainWithGoodPublicity a better image]] from a PR standpoint. Let a princess die by refusing to kiss her (not that kissing her would work, given how he really felt)? The way to the throne is quicker that way, so yes.



* TragicVillain: Per WordOfGod, as a result of [[FreudianExcuse growing up without love]]. ''A Frozen Heart'' reveals that he was violently bullied by nearly all his brothers from a very young age and he's implied to self-harm as well, while his father coldly sees him as a "weakling", and does nothing to stop his older sons from bullying Hans. The book is also tragic: in a way Hans begins as a noble man who tries to escape the tyranny of his homeland, yet becomes just as violent and brutish as the brothers he hates near the end of the book.

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* TragicVillain: Per WordOfGod, as a result of [[FreudianExcuse growing up without love]]. ''A Frozen Heart'' reveals that he was violently bullied by nearly all his brothers from a very young age and he's implied to self-harm as well, while his father coldly sees saw him as a "weakling", and does nothing to stop his older sons from bullying Hans. The book is also tragic: in a way way, Hans begins began as a noble man who tries tried to escape the tyranny of his homeland, yet becomes just as violent and brutish as the brothers he hates near the end of the book.



* TheUsurper: Since he's 13th in line for the throne in his country, his main goal is to marry himself to the throne somewhere and rapidly make himself king as soon as he gets or/and sees the right chance. He originally intended to marry Elsa, since she's the heir, but since Anna was a much easier target for his charms due to her naivety and desperation, he adjusted his plan to instead marry Anna and then become king by staging an "[[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident accident]]" for Elsa.

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* TheUsurper: Since he's 13th in line for the throne in his country, his main goal is to marry himself to the throne somewhere and rapidly make himself king as soon as he gets or/and sees the right chance. He originally intended to marry Elsa, since she's the heir, but since Anna was a much easier target for his charms due to her naivety naivete and desperation, he adjusted his plan to instead marry Anna and then become king by staging an "[[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident accident]]" for Elsa.



* VillainsNeverLie: After his reveal as EvilAllAlong, Hans is generally honest with Elsa and Anna, although he lies plenty to other people (like telling the councilors that he and Anna exchanged marriage vows "before she died in my arms"). He tells Anna the truth about his brothers, and he's speaking truthfully when he tells Elsa that Anna returned from North Mountain suffering from an icy curse which Elsa inflicted; and even when he tells her that Anna is dead, he doesn't realize that it's a lie because she was on the brink when he last saw her.

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* VillainsNeverLie: After his reveal as EvilAllAlong, Hans is generally honest with Elsa and Anna, although he lies plenty to other people (like telling the councilors that he and Anna exchanged marriage vows "before she died in my arms"). He tells Anna the truth about his brothers, and he's dignitaries speaking truthfully when he tells Elsa that Anna returned from North Mountain suffering from an icy curse which Elsa inflicted; and even when he tells her that Anna is dead, he doesn't realize that it's a lie because she was on the brink when he last saw her.
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* {{Big Damn Hero|es}}ine: Saves Elsa's life by taking a sword slash for her just as her body totally freezes, which counts as the act of true love that in turn saves ''her'' life.

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* {{Big Damn Hero|es}}ine: BigDamnHeroes: Saves Elsa's life by taking a sword slash for her just as her body totally freezes, which counts as the act of true love that in turn saves ''her'' life.



* TheDeterminator: In regards to tracking down Elsa and getting her to return. She sees her sister manifest ice powers, set off a global winter, and then run off into the mountains. Her response is basically 'Wait here. I'll be right back'. This trait especially shows in the scene where she climbs the ice wall, which is as scary as it is funny. The look on Kristoff's face is mostly "You're crazy!", but with a hint of admiration.

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* TheDeterminator: {{Determinator}}: In regards to tracking down Elsa and getting her to return. She sees her sister manifest ice powers, set off a global winter, and then run off into the mountains. Her response is basically 'Wait here. I'll be right back'. This trait especially shows in the scene where she climbs the ice wall, which is as scary as it is funny. The look on Kristoff's face is mostly "You're crazy!", but with a hint of admiration.
22nd Sep '17 1:19:37 AM annette12
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* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: Anna is seen wearing a purple (or magenta) cape for the majority of the story.



* TrueBlueFemininity: Inverted. Most of her dresses are green, save for the blue winter dress (paired with the pink cape and hat) she wears when trying to find Elsa.
22nd Sep '17 12:09:46 AM Hvedekorn
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* FaceDeathWithDignity: Anna didn't care if she had to die as long as she could protect her sister from being killed by Hans. Her HeroicSacrifice was what unthawed her frozen heart and in turn, helped Elsa to control her powers and unfreeze Arendelle.



* GoodIsNotNice: Downplayed. She classifies as more of GoodIsNotSoft. Anna is sweet, kind and caring towards others but she can be rather HotBlooded, aggressive and feisty towards people she doesn't like or to those who she sees as her enemies.



* NoSocialSkills: Downplayed. Despite growing up without having any contact with other people outside the castle, Anna is surprisingly sociable. She does have an extroverted and friendly personality and has always craved companionship. On the other hand, her sister Elsa plays this trope straight as she comes across as socially awkward due to fear and anxiety of hurting other people because of her powers.



* StupidGood: Anna doesn't always think things through clearly before she acts and she is rather impulsive, but she still has very good and noble intentions and always believes in doing the right thing.



* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Anna ends up [[DisneyDeath "dying"]] after having her heart frozen by Elsa and doing a HeroicSacrifice in order to save her sister. Fortunately, she is revived through ThePowerOfLove and ends up being thawed.
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* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Inverted. Anna is very kind, humble, caring and selfless despite being the youngest child and being of RoyalBlood. She also doesn't show any signs of being entitled or spoiled either.
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