History Characters / Frozen

20th Jul '17 7:39:30 AM Njein
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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. 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.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.
17th Jul '17 12:52:43 PM Njein
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* 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.]]
16th Jul '17 6:14:46 PM DuelMark
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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: He has a fondness for ice cream, which is why he took a bite of Anna's birthday cake behind everyone's back.



* 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]], and is forced to use violence against his father's subjects despite his objections. But by doing this, his father's emotional abuse became worse by saying Hans should learn from his brothers.

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* 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]], and is forced to use violence against his father's subjects despite his objections.so he just stays quiet. But by doing this, his father's emotional abuse became worse by saying Hans should learn from his brothers.
16th Jul '17 6:02:16 PM Njein
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* 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, you see (bludgeoning her with a fireplace poker would be simpler, but then a bloody corpse would discredit his later stories).

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* 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, you see (bludgeoning as bludgeoning her with a fireplace poker would be simpler, but then a bloody corpse would discredit his later stories).stories; likewise, killing her with fire would be easy, but a burnt corpse would throw a wrench in his plans.



* 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 taunt him for being a momma's boy.

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* 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 taunt ridicule him for being a momma's boy.



* MotiveRant: During TheReveal, Hans 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 in his own kingdom, as he would be an old man by then, so he sought to rule somewhere else.

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* MotiveRant: During TheReveal, Hans reveals his matured plot to marry her, Anna, 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 in his own kingdom, as he would be an old man by then, so he sought to rule somewhere else.



* 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. 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!"]]

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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.
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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!"]]



** WordOfGod has confirmed that he was partially based upon the concept of the Evil Mirror in the original story, as the fairy tale had a lot to do with mirrors. To clarify, he appears {{Adorkable}} towards Anna, a would-be MoralityPet towards Elsa, a concerned leader towards the dignitaries and Arendelle's citizens, and a cold 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.

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** WordOfGod has confirmed that he was partially based upon the concept of the Evil Mirror in the original story, as the fairy tale had a lot to do with mirrors. To clarify, he appears {{Adorkable}} towards Anna, a would-be MoralityPet towards Elsa, a concerned leader VillainWithGoodPublicity towards the dignitaries and Arendelle's citizens, and a cold 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.



* 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, who has blonde hair.

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* 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, who has whose blonde hair.hair (that stuck straight up), pale eyes and eyebrows made him look as if he's perpetually shocked.



* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Amusingly, for a guy who was villainous in the first place. Hans comes to Arendale 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 figures 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, rather Lars suggests Hans should marry Elsa [[ShipperWithAnAgenda so Hans can find love and leave the Southern Isles]]. 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.

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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Amusingly, for a guy who was villainous in the first place. Hans comes to Arendale 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 figures 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, rather as it was Lars suggests who suggested that Hans should marry Elsa [[ShipperWithAnAgenda so Hans can find love and leave the Southern Isles]].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.
14th Jul '17 3:49:02 PM Njein
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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. 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]].

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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.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]].
14th Jul '17 6:57:05 AM Hvedekorn
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: It's possible that he was loosely based on King Frederick VI of Denmark. His facial structure and hair is almost identical to a young Frederick, and both tried to gain power via a coup d'état, but where Hans failed, Frederick succeeded. Hans may have also been inspired by Jérôme Bonaparte, the youngest brother of Napoleon and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Imperial Germany.
14th Jul '17 6:54:42 AM Njein
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* 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. In fact, three of his brothers even pretended he was nonexistent for ''two years'', not to mention throwing ''glass'' 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 was Lars and his mother, but neither of them were enough to help him get through life. Being neglected all his life wound up being the source of his issues.

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* 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.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 ''glass'' 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 was 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.]]



* HateSink: After his reveal, no one, even Olaf (as seen in the book ''The Secret Admirer'') has a good opinion of him.

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* HateSink: After his reveal, no one, even Olaf (as seen in the book ''The Secret Admirer'') Admirer''), has a good opinion of him.



* SharpDressedMan: Favours a [[TheDandy Beau Brummel]] cut to his suits, admittedly with a different colour palette. It's complete with the PaintedOnPants.

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* SharpDressedMan: Favours Favors a [[TheDandy Beau Brummel]] cut to his suits, admittedly with a different colour palette. It's complete with the PaintedOnPants.



* 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 some) once and for all.

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* 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 some) a sucker-punch) once and for all.
14th Jul '17 6:30:47 AM Njein
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* 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 thrown 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, he has already given up fighting back as it just makes their physical abuse worse. But by doing this, his father's emotional abuse became worse by saying Hans should learn from his brothers.

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* 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 thrown 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, he [[DespairEventHorizon Hans has already given up fighting back as it just makes their physical abuse worse.worse]], and is forced to use violence against his father's subjects despite his objections. But by doing this, his father's emotional abuse became worse by saying Hans should learn from his brothers.



* 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, three of his brothers pretended he was invisible for two years. The closest to support he had was Lars and his mother, neither were enough to help him get through life.

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* 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. In fact, three of his brothers even pretended he was invisible nonexistent for two years. ''two years'', not to mention throwing ''glass'' 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 was Lars and his mother, but neither of them were enough to help him get through life.life. Being neglected all his life wound up being the source of his issues.
13th Jul '17 11:32:14 PM BURGINABC
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** 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 he was partially based on the Evil Mirror in the original story, as he was tailoring his actions with whomever he interacts with.

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** 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 he his characterization was partially based on loosely inspired by the Evil Mirror in the original story, as he was tailoring his actions with behavior to ''mirror'' that of whomever he interacts with.
13th Jul '17 11:18:23 PM DuelMark
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* 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 thrown 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.

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* 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 thrown 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, he has already given up fighting back as it just makes their physical abuse worse. But by doing this, his father's emotional abuse became worse by saying Hans should learn from his brothers.
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