History Disney / Frozen

16th Sep '16 3:32:56 AM Tightwire
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A young adult novelization called ''A Frozen Heart'' was released in October 2015, told from the alternating perspectives of Anna and Hans.

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A young adult novelization called ''A Frozen Heart'' was released in October 2015, told from the alternating perspectives of Anna and Hans.
Hans, showing two different perspectives on having 12 brothers and the attitudes of a sociopath to love and his own large family. He is shown thinking of other people as objects and tools throughout and does not consider himself at fault for his mistakes.
15th Sep '16 11:04:51 AM Grey_Wolf_c
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** After being left in charge by Anna, Prince Hans has the palace staff organize a hot soup kitchen and hand out warm clothes and blankets to help the people deal with the sudden cold. [[spoiler:Ironically, while TheReveal makes it clear that it was all a cynical act to make himself popular and make his planned ursurption of the throne easier,]] it is actually the best, and probably ''only'', act of competent governing we see in the movie. Even after the happy ending, Elsa is only seen making a skate ring in the palace for the people. It certainly looks beautiful, but it's not exactly a core function of a government.

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** After being left in charge by Anna, Prince Hans has the palace staff organize a hot soup kitchen and hand out warm clothes and blankets to help the people deal with the sudden cold. [[spoiler:Ironically, while TheReveal makes it clear that it was all a cynical act to make himself popular and make his planned ursurption of the throne easier,]] it is actually the best, and probably ''only'', act of competent governing we see in the movie. Even after the happy ending, Elsa is only seen making a skate ring in the palace for the people. It certainly looks beautiful, but it's not exactly a core function of a government.
13th Sep '16 8:37:52 PM StFan
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*** Arguably, establishing trust between the population and the government ''is'' a core function. As is BreadAndCircuses.
13th Sep '16 10:36:24 AM Grey_Wolf_c
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** Arguably, establishing trust between the population and the government ''is'' a core function. As is BreadAndCircuses.

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** *** Arguably, establishing trust between the population and the government ''is'' a core function. As is BreadAndCircuses.
13th Sep '16 10:35:37 AM Grey_Wolf_c
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**Arguably, establishing trust between the population and the government ''is'' a core function. As is BreadAndCircuses.
9th Sep '16 8:36:06 PM VmKid
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The story continues in the new ''Anna & Elsa'' series of children's chapter books; the first two have been released in January 2015. The same year, a theatrical short titled ''Disney/FrozenFever'' was released alongside ''Film/{{Cinderella|2015}}'', telling a story of Anna's friends throwing her a birthday party; the short features the original cast and crew and a new original song. The fourth season of the ABC series ''Series/OnceUponATime'' also features a continuation of the story, and additional backstory linking it to the original ''Snow Queen'' story, though this is all non-canon with the film. A stage musical is slated to appear on Broadway in 2018, and feature-length sequel was also announced in March 2015.

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The story continues in the new ''Anna & Elsa'' series of children's chapter books; the first two have been released in January 2015. The same year, a theatrical short titled ''Disney/FrozenFever'' was released alongside ''Film/{{Cinderella|2015}}'', telling a story of Anna's friends throwing her a birthday party; the short features the original cast and crew and a new original song. The fourth season of the ABC series ''Series/OnceUponATime'' also features a continuation of the story, and additional backstory linking it to the original ''Snow Queen'' story, though this is all non-canon with the film. A stage musical is slated to appear on Broadway in 2018, and feature-length sequel was also announced in March 2015.
2015. A small singalong show was added to [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disney California Adventure]] in 2015, and was replaced by a full stage version, ''Frozen - Live at the Hyperion'', itself replacing ''[[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular]]''.
17th Aug '16 4:21:53 PM StFan
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* OneDimensionalThinking: Kristoff and Sven whould have had a much easier time escaping the ship capsizing upon them on the frozen fjord just by swerving a bit to the right; it would have barely slowed them down from reaching Anna. Instead, they ride at full speed in a straight line, right along the ship's length, barely avoiding being crushed.

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* OneDimensionalThinking: Kristoff and Sven whould would have had a much easier time escaping the ship capsizing upon them on the frozen fjord just by swerving a bit to the right; it would have barely slowed them down from reaching Anna. Instead, they ride at full speed in a straight line, right along the ship's length, barely avoiding being crushed.
17th Aug '16 4:16:42 PM StFan
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* OneDimensionalThinking: Kristoff and Sven whould have had a much easier time escaping the ship capsizing upon them on the frozen fjord just by swerving a bit to the right; it would have barely slowed them down from reaching Anna. Instead, they ride at full speed in a straight line, right along the ship's length, barely avoiding being crushed.
17th Aug '16 12:08:18 PM StFan
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A product of extended DevelopmentHell that can be traced all the way back to Creator/WaltDisney ''himself.'' It is only the second time they tapped Creator/HansChristianAndersen for a full length feature (not counting shorts and sequences used for ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''), following up ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.

A new MickeyMouse short entitled ''WesternAnimation/GetAHorse'' played in front of the main feature.

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A product of extended DevelopmentHell that can be traced all the way back to Creator/WaltDisney ''himself.'' It is only the second time they tapped Creator/HansChristianAndersen for a full length full-length feature (not counting shorts and sequences used for ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''), following up ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.

A new MickeyMouse WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse short entitled ''WesternAnimation/GetAHorse'' played in front of the main feature.



The story continues in the new ''Anna & Elsa'' series of children's chapter books; the first two have been released in January 2015. The same year, a theatrical short titled ''Disney/FrozenFever'' was released alongside ''[[Film/{{Cinderella2015}} Cinderella]]'', telling a story of Anna's friends throwing her a birthday party; the short features the original cast and crew and a new original song. The fourth season of the ABC series ''Series/OnceUponATime'' also features a continuation of the story, and additional backstory linking it to the original ''Snow Queen'' story, though this is all non-canon with the film. A stage musical is slated to appear on Broadway in 2018, and feature-length sequel was also announced in March 2015.

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The story continues in the new ''Anna & Elsa'' series of children's chapter books; the first two have been released in January 2015. The same year, a theatrical short titled ''Disney/FrozenFever'' was released alongside ''[[Film/{{Cinderella2015}} Cinderella]]'', ''Film/{{Cinderella|2015}}'', telling a story of Anna's friends throwing her a birthday party; the short features the original cast and crew and a new original song. The fourth season of the ABC series ''Series/OnceUponATime'' also features a continuation of the story, and additional backstory linking it to the original ''Snow Queen'' story, though this is all non-canon with the film. A stage musical is slated to appear on Broadway in 2018, and feature-length sequel was also announced in March 2015.



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* AccidentalMisnaming: Olaf calls Kristoff "Sven" for a good part of the movie due to misunderstanding his introduction (see BaitAndSwitchComparison below). Anna also called him [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Christopher/Kristoffer]] at one point.
* ActionGirl: Princess Anna smacks down a wolf with a lute, hurls flaming wreckage at two more, saves Kristoff from falling into a chasm, knocks a giant {{Snowlems}} over with a tree, [[spoiler: sacrifices her life for her sister]], and [[spoiler: punches her ex-fiance in the face, sending him flying over a railing]].
* ActionInsuranceGag: When Kristoff's sled is destroyed when it goes off the cliff and bursts into flames, his first reaction is, "No! But I just paid it off!"
* ActOfTrueLove: The only thing that can save a frozen heart is an act of true love. [[spoiler: It doesn't come from whom you'd expect, nor in the way you'd imagine. There are at least two Acts Of True Love in the film — Olaf's determination to get Anna cured, even if it means he melts ("[[HeroicSacrifice some people are worth melting for]]") and Anna's HeroicSacrifice, neglecting a possible cure to save her sister from being killed.]]

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* AccidentalMisnaming: AccidentalMisnaming:
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Olaf calls Kristoff "Sven" for a good part of the movie due to misunderstanding his introduction (see BaitAndSwitchComparison below). below).
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Anna also called him [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Christopher/Kristoffer]] at one point.
* ActionGirl: Princess Anna smacks down a wolf with a lute, hurls flaming wreckage at two more, saves Kristoff from falling into a chasm, knocks a giant {{Snowlems}} {{Snowlem|s}} over with a tree, [[spoiler: sacrifices [[spoiler:sacrifices her life for her sister]], and [[spoiler: punches [[spoiler:punches her ex-fiance ex-fiancé in the face, sending him flying over a railing]].
* ActionInsuranceGag: When Kristoff's sled is destroyed when as it goes off the cliff and bursts into flames, his first reaction is, "No! But I just paid it off!"
* ActOfTrueLove: The only thing that can save a frozen heart is an act of true love. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It doesn't come from whom you'd expect, nor in the way you'd imagine. There are at least two Acts Of True Love in the film -- Olaf's determination to get Anna cured, even if it means he melts ("[[HeroicSacrifice some people are worth melting for]]") and Anna's HeroicSacrifice, neglecting a possible cure to save her sister from being killed.]]



* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: In the illustrated book "Anna's Act of Love/Elsa's Icy Magic", [[spoiler:the chains on Elsa during her time in the dungeon are merely the standard shackles around the wrist, leaving her hands free and indicating a lack of foresight by Hans. As Elsa points out, this was ultimately a moot point]].
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal
-->This icy '''f'''orce both '''f'''oul and '''f'''air\\
Has a '''f'''rozen heart worth mining.
* {{Adorkable}}:

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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: In the illustrated book "Anna's Act of Love/Elsa's Icy Magic", [[spoiler:the chains on Elsa during her time in the dungeon are merely the standard shackles around the wrist, leaving her hands free and indicating a lack of foresight by Hans. As Elsa points out, this was is ultimately a moot point]].
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal
-->This
AddedAlliterativeAppeal:
-->''This
icy '''f'''orce both '''f'''oul and '''f'''air\\
Has a '''f'''rozen heart worth mining.
mining.''
* {{Adorkable}}: {{Adorkable}}:



** Kristoff is this, such as when he subs the words for Sven, or [[spoiler: when he falls for Anna]]. This is to show that he's ''genuinely'' adorkable, in private as well as around humans.

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** Kristoff is this, such as when he subs the words for Sven, or [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when he falls for Anna]]. This is to show that he's ''genuinely'' adorkable, in private as well as around humans.



* AdultFear: For starters, having one of your children born different in a way that will most likely cause her to be misunderstood, feared, and judged by the people around her -- and worse, in a way that means she can quite easily maim, cripple, or even kill anyone, including your other child.

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* AdultFear: AdultFear:
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For starters, having one of your children born different in a way that will most likely cause her to be misunderstood, feared, and judged by the people around her -- and worse, in a way that means she can quite easily maim, cripple, or even kill anyone, including your other child.



** [[spoiler: Someone you believed loved you, and considered a 'soul-mate', was just using you the entire time and leaves you to die when you outlive your usefulness]].

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** [[spoiler: Someone [[spoiler:Someone you believed loved you, and considered a 'soul-mate', "soul-mate", was just using you the entire time and leaves you to die when you outlive your usefulness]].



*** From the other side, not being able (more to the point, not even ''allowed'') to explain what's wrong, and more so, not in any way they'd be able to understand.

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*** ** From the other side, not being able (more to the point, not even ''allowed'') to explain what's wrong, and more so, not in any way they'd be able to understand.



*** Similarly, accidentally harming your loved one in spite of doing everything you could to protect them from yourself.

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*** ** Similarly, accidentally harming your loved one in spite of doing everything you could to protect them from yourself.



** Kristoff's "adoptive" mother, the troll, decides she's going to keep Kristoff and Sven without even considering he might have a family (although to be fair, the ice harvesters had already effectively abandoned Kristoff by then.).

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** Kristoff's "adoptive" mother, the troll, decides she's going to keep Kristoff and Sven without even considering he might have a family (although to be fair, the ice harvesters had already effectively abandoned Kristoff by then.).then).



* AgeProgressionSong: "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?".

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* AgeProgressionSong: "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?".Snowman?"



** The Junior Novelization adds more details and information to the story. Additionally, the book ''A Sister More Like Me'' gives a few details about Elsa and Anna growing up, which was only briefly glimpsed at during "Do You Want To Build A Snowman?"
** You'd only know that Kristoff's last name was Bjorgman if you read the supplementary material. Unless you have a working knowledge of Scandinavian and Saami culture, you might have to read the supplementary material to find that Kristoff is also a Saami.

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** The Junior Novelization adds more details and information to the story. Additionally, the book ''A Sister More Like Me'' gives a few details about Elsa and Anna growing up, which was only briefly glimpsed at during "Do You Want To to Build A a Snowman?"
** You'd only know that Kristoff's last name was is Bjorgman if you read the supplementary material. Unless you have a working knowledge of Scandinavian and Saami culture, you might have to read the supplementary material to find that Kristoff is also a Saami.



** Olaf is constantly getting impaled on ice, falling apart, losing bits of himself, etc. with only a lighthearted joke to show any discomfort on the matter. Then again, he's not human and the regular rules of injury don't apply to him. [[spoiler:Makes for a really Wham when he lights the fire at the end and starts to melt]].
* AnAesop: What is ''true'' love and what does it mean to love someone?

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** Olaf is constantly getting impaled on ice, falling apart, losing bits of himself, etc. , with only a lighthearted joke to show any discomfort on the matter. Then again, he's not human and the regular rules of injury don't apply to him. [[spoiler:Makes for a really Wham when he lights the fire at the end and starts to melt]].
* AnAesop: AnAesop:
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What is ''true'' love and what does it mean to love someone?



* AnimatedMusical: Why do ''you'' think they cast Idina Menzel as Elsa? In the first 40 minutes there's five songs - the ice harvesters' work song "Frozen Heart", the Anna and Elsa duet "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?", "For the First Time In Forever," "Love Is an Open Door" and "Let It Go".
* AnnoyingArrows: Played straight and averted when Hans shows up at Elsa's ice palace. His mens' arrows 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.

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* AnimatedMusical: Why do ''you'' think they cast Idina Menzel as Elsa? In the first 40 minutes there's five songs - -- the ice harvesters' work song "Frozen Heart", the Anna and Elsa duet "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?", "For the First Time In in Forever," "Love Is an Open Door" and "Let It Go".
* AnnoyingArrows: Played straight and averted when Hans shows up at Elsa's ice palace. His mens' arrows 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.



* ApologeticAttacker: PlayedForLaughs. After Oaken throws Kristoff out of the store for [[BerserkButton calling him a crook]], he cheerfully apologizes "I'm sorry about this violence!".....to Anna, since she witnessed an act of violence in his store.

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* ApologeticAttacker: PlayedForLaughs. After Oaken throws Kristoff out of the store for [[BerserkButton calling him a crook]], he cheerfully apologizes "I'm sorry about this violence!".....violence!"... to Anna, since she witnessed an act of violence in his store.



*** Elsa's IAmBecomingSong "Let it Go" has the lyric "Turn away and slam the door" and concludes with her doing just that. The theme of slamming doors shut is brought up again in reprise of "For The First Time In Forever", in which Anna begs Elsa to not shut her out from her life again.

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*** Elsa's IAmBecomingSong "Let it It Go" has the lyric "Turn away and slam the door" and concludes with her doing just that. The theme of slamming doors shut is brought up again in reprise of "For The the First Time In in Forever", in which Anna begs Elsa to not shut her out from her life again.



** Snowflakes symbolize the beauty and danger of Elsa's power. They SigilSpam her dress and her ice castle. They also [[spoiler: appear as pock-like marks on Anna's skin after she is cursed with a frozen heart]].

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** Snowflakes symbolize the beauty and danger of Elsa's power. They SigilSpam her dress and her ice castle. They also [[spoiler: appear [[spoiler:appear as pock-like marks on Anna's skin after she is cursed with a frozen heart]].



-->'''Elsa''': Anna, what do you know about true love?\\
'''Anna''': More than you! All you know is how to shut people out!\\
[''Elsa is visibly shocked'']

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-->'''Elsa''': -->'''Elsa:''' Anna, what do you know about true love?\\
'''Anna''': '''Anna:''' More than you! All you know is how to shut people out!\\
[''Elsa ''[Elsa is visibly shocked''] shocked]''



-->'''Anna:''' What did I ever ''do to you?!''\\
'''Elsa:''' [''walking away''] Enough, Anna!\\

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-->'''Anna:''' --->'''Anna:''' What did I ever ''do to you?!''\\
'''Elsa:''' [''walking away''] ''[walking away]'' Enough, Anna!\\



'''Elsa:''' I said, "ENOUGH"!! [''accidentally creates imposing ice spikes around her at that word -- cue huge OhCrap[=/=]MyGodWhatHaveIDone reaction and fleeing the scene'']

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'''Elsa:''' I said, "ENOUGH"!! [''accidentally ''[accidentally creates imposing ice spikes around her at that word -- cue huge OhCrap[=/=]MyGodWhatHaveIDone reaction and fleeing the scene'']scene]''



--> '''Hans:''' Queen Elsa! Don't be the monster they fear you are!

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--> '''Hans:''' --->'''Hans:''' Queen Elsa! Don't be the monster they fear you are!



[''{{beat}}'']\\

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[''{{beat}}'']\\''[{{beat}}]''\\



* BarehandedBladeBlock: [[spoiler: Just before she turns to ice, Anna holds up her bare hand to stop Hans' attack on Elsa, and her icy hand ''breaks his steel sword!''-Although if you look closely, the sword has become cold enough to form a visible layer of frost; steel that changes temperature that quickly is extremely brittle. (See Shown Their Work below.)]]

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* BarehandedBladeBlock: [[spoiler: Just [[spoiler:Just before she turns to ice, Anna holds up her bare hand to stop Hans' attack on Elsa, and her icy hand ''breaks his steel sword!''-Although sword!'' Although if you look closely, the sword has become cold enough to form a visible layer of frost; steel that changes temperature that quickly is extremely brittle. (See Shown Their Work below.)]]



** Do not ask Elsa {{Armor Piercing Question}}s about fear when fear is her worst enemy.

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** Do not ask Elsa {{Armor Piercing Question}}s [[ArmorPiercingQuestion Armor-Piercing Questions]] about fear when fear is her worst enemy.



** Endangering Arendelle [[spoiler: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 learned the hard way.

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** Endangering Arendelle [[spoiler: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 learned learns the hard way.



* BettyAndVeronica: {{Gender Flip}}ped. Anna's love interests are cultured prince Hans (Veronica) and manly ice-farmer Kristoff (Betty). [[spoiler:This later gets flipped after both TheReveal and Anna getting to see past Kristoff's gruff exterior]].
* BewareTheNiceOnes

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* BettyAndVeronica: {{Gender Flip}}ped.[[GenderFlip Gender Flipped]]. Anna's love interests are cultured prince Hans (Veronica) and manly ice-farmer Kristoff (Betty). [[spoiler:This later gets flipped after both TheReveal and Anna getting to see past Kristoff's gruff exterior]].
exterior.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnesBewareTheNiceOnes:



** Hans. [[spoiler:His niceness is either a facade (to Anna) or PragmaticVillainy (to the commoners of Arendelle).]]

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** Hans. [[spoiler:His niceness is either a facade façade (to Anna) or PragmaticVillainy (to the commoners of Arendelle).]]



** [[spoiler: Olaf finds his way to Anna after Hans's betrayal, and he then tells her exactly what she needs to hear, despite melting himself in the process. [[DownplayedTrope It's not as dramatic as this trope usually plays out]], but the context of the moment makes it clear.]]
** [[spoiler:Kristoff and Sven mount a daring charge into the maelstrom surrounding Arendelle to rescue Anna. After nearly being crushed by ships collapsing into the frozen fjord and almost losing Sven in the icy waters, Kristoff reaches Anna...[[SubvertedTrope just in time to watch her die]]. Thankfully, [[DisneyDeath she gets better]]]].
*** In the Junior Novelization, [[spoiler:Kristoff punches out Hans after his sword breaks on the frozen Anna]].

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** [[spoiler: Olaf [[spoiler:Olaf finds his way to Anna after Hans's betrayal, and he then tells her exactly what she needs to hear, despite melting himself in the process. [[DownplayedTrope It's not as dramatic as this trope usually plays out]], but the context of the moment makes it clear.]]
** [[spoiler:Kristoff and Sven mount a daring charge into the maelstrom surrounding Arendelle to rescue Anna. After nearly being crushed by ships collapsing into the frozen fjord and almost losing Sven in the icy waters, Kristoff reaches Anna... [[SubvertedTrope just in time to watch her die]]. Thankfully, [[DisneyDeath she gets better]]]].
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better]]]]. In the Junior Novelization, [[spoiler:Kristoff punches out Hans after his sword breaks on the frozen Anna]].



* BigShutUp:
** After Elsa refuses to bless Hans and Anna's engagement, Anna and Elsa get into an argument that ends with Elsa telling Anna to leave if she is unhappy. Anna begins to ask Elsa a series of [[ArmorPiercingQuestion questions]] which [[spoiler:inadvertently causes Elsa to reveal her powers]].
--->'''Elsa:''' I said ''[[BigWordShout ENOUGH]]!!''

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* BigShutUp:
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BigShutUp: After Elsa refuses to bless Hans and Anna's engagement, Anna and Elsa get into an argument that ends with Elsa telling Anna to leave if she is unhappy. Anna begins to ask Elsa a series of [[ArmorPiercingQuestion questions]] which [[spoiler:inadvertently causes Elsa to reveal her powers]].
--->'''Elsa:''' -->'''Elsa:''' I said ''[[BigWordShout ENOUGH]]!!''



* BlessedWithSuck: This is how Elsa views her ice and snow powers; while there's nothing evil about the powers themselves (but harmful if used in certain ways), her inability to control them means she grew up alone, neglected her beloved little sister, and lives in fear of losing control entirely. The irony is that the fear was invoked by others - once she had freedom to let loose, her control became complete.

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* BlessedWithSuck: This is how Elsa views her ice and snow powers; while there's nothing evil about the powers themselves (but harmful if used in certain ways), her inability to control them means she grew up alone, neglected her beloved little sister, and lives in fear of losing control entirely. The irony is that the fear was is invoked by others - -- once she had has freedom to let loose, her control became becomes complete.



** Anna's first encounter with Hans results in her causing him to fall into the fjord, entirely by accident. [[spoiler: Their last encounter ends with her very deliberately punching him into the fjord]].

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** Anna's first encounter with Hans results in her causing him to fall into the fjord, entirely by accident. [[spoiler: Their [[spoiler:Their last encounter ends with her very deliberately punching him into the fjord]].



* BrightCastle: Arendelle's royal palace has a fortified wall around it, but is otherwise in the style of a fairy tale castle.

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* BrightCastle: BrightCastle:
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Arendelle's royal palace has a fortified wall around it, but is otherwise in the style of a fairy tale castle.



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* BullyingADragon: Let's try to kill the woman who you've seen shoot ice from her hands with a thought, and then buried Arendelle in a near apocalyptic [[EndlessWinter mid-summer snowstorm]], both without even meaning to. It's no wonder that when Elsa finally tried to kill the Duke's men, they were only saved at the last second because Hans reminded her she wasn't a cold monster.

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* BullyingADragon: Let's try to kill the woman who you've seen shoot ice from her hands with a thought, and then buried Arendelle in a near apocalyptic [[EndlessWinter mid-summer snowstorm]], both without even meaning to. It's no wonder that when Elsa finally tried tries to kill the Duke's men, they were are only saved at the last second because Hans reminded reminds her she wasn't isn't a cold monster.



* ButtMonkey: Kristoff's sheer misfortune throughout the film, it might as well be one of his most prominent traits.

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* ButtMonkey: Kristoff's sheer misfortune throughout the film, film; it might as well be one of his most prominent traits.



* TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive: A minor variation. Elsa never realized just what she [[EndlessWinter triggered]] when she ran off to the North Mountain and believes she's doing everyone a favor. Then Anna goes and proves her wrong during "For The First Time in Forever (Reprise)".
* TheCameo: [[Disney/{{Tangled}} Rapunzel and Eugene]] appear for just a moment among the guests arriving for Elsa's coronation. At the coronation ball, when the guests are applauding after Elsa and Anna are introduced, there's a dark-skinned woman in a blue ballgown roughly in the center-foreground of the camera who looks a bit like [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog Tiana]].

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* TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive: A minor variation. Elsa never realized just what she [[EndlessWinter triggered]] when she ran off to the North Mountain and believes she's doing everyone a favor. Then Anna goes and proves her wrong during "For The the First Time in Forever (Reprise)".
* TheCameo: TheCameo:
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[[Disney/{{Tangled}} Rapunzel and Eugene]] appear for just a moment among the guests arriving for Elsa's coronation. coronation.
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At the coronation ball, when the guests are applauding after Elsa and Anna are introduced, there's a dark-skinned woman in a blue ballgown roughly in the center-foreground of the camera who looks a bit like [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog Tiana]].



** Elsa rolls her eyes when she's impatient(when Anna keeps stalling to tell her what happened in Arendelle).

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** Elsa rolls her eyes when she's impatient(when impatient (when Anna keeps stalling to tell her what happened in Arendelle).



* ChekhovsGun: Hans mentions his twelve older brothers as a counterpoint to Anna's problematic relationship with Elsa. [[spoiler: During his MotiveRant he points out that all those older brothers put him so far down the line of succession, he needed to marry into another kingdom's throne to fullfill his ambitions.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: Hans mentions his twelve older brothers as a counterpoint to Anna's problematic relationship with Elsa. [[spoiler: During [[spoiler:During his MotiveRant he points out that all those older brothers put him so far down the line of succession, he needed needs to marry into another kingdom's throne to fullfill his ambitions.]]



* ClosedDoorRapport: "Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?" is basically this in song form.

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* ClosedDoorRapport: "Do You Wanna Build A a Snowman?" is basically this in song form.



* ClothingReflectsPersonality: At the start of the film, Anna and Elsa wear light colored clothes, which symbolizes their relationship with each other going well. After Elsa is separated from Anna and they grow apart, their clothes become progressively darker, with Elsa regaining lighter clothes after fleeing the kingdom after the eternal winter is unleashed. Then at the end, both the sisters' clothes are light again representing they have finally reunited.
* ColourMotif: Three examples;

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* ClothingReflectsPersonality: At the start of the film, Anna and Elsa wear light colored light-colored clothes, which symbolizes their relationship with each other going well. After Elsa is separated from Anna and they grow apart, their clothes become progressively darker, with Elsa regaining lighter clothes after fleeing the kingdom after once the eternal winter is unleashed. Then at the end, both the sisters' clothes are light again representing they have finally reunited.
* ColourMotif: Three examples; examples;



** Hans is associated with white, [[spoiler: which only drives home his exploited status as Disney NiceGuy archetype]].

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** Hans is associated with white, [[spoiler: which [[spoiler:which only drives home his exploited status as Disney NiceGuy archetype]].



** We see it where extreme cold should be incredibly harmful. Twice in the film characters fall into water (Anna, then Sven) and are perfectly safe once they climb out despite that it's freezing cold out. [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs Getting wet in freezing temperatures is bad, and getting out of the water does not remove the danger]]. Anna's dress freezes but it is PlayedForLaughs, and since she immediately goes into Wandering Oaken's Trading Post and Sauna moments later, it probably wouldn't be that serious. [[spoiler: Sven, on the other hand, even if he is a reindeer, would potentially have been in trouble had Elsa not ended the winter moments later leaving it the midst of a balmy summer day]].
** Played straight when the heroes go to visit Kristoff's troll family; Olaf does not melt, or even thaw a little, despite walking between what appear to be geysers of steam. The steam suggests that the area where the trolls live has geothermal features, which are the reason why it stays clear of snow while the rest of Arendelle is snowed in.
** At the end of "Do You Want To Build A Snowman?" Elsa is sitting against the door, and has flash-frozen it and the surrounding walls to the point where snow is raining from the ceiling. Anna's sitting against the same door on the other side, but has no reaction to how the door would feel.
* CostumePorn: As in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', all of the characters' costumes, especially the royals', are detailed to the stitch.

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** We see it where extreme cold should be incredibly harmful. Twice in the film characters fall into water (Anna, then Sven) and are perfectly safe once they climb out despite that it's freezing cold out. [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs Getting wet in freezing temperatures is bad, and getting out of the water does not remove the danger]]. Anna's dress freezes but it is PlayedForLaughs, and since she immediately goes into Wandering Oaken's Trading Post and Sauna moments later, it probably wouldn't be that serious. [[spoiler: Sven, [[spoiler:Sven, on the other hand, even if he is a reindeer, would potentially have been in trouble had Elsa not ended the winter moments later leaving it the midst of a balmy summer day]].
** Played straight when the heroes go to visit Kristoff's troll family; Olaf does not melt, or even thaw a little, despite walking between what appear to be geysers of steam. The steam suggests that the area where the trolls live has geothermal features, which are the reason why it stays clear of snow while the rest of Arendelle is snowed in.
in.
** At the end of "Do You Want To to Build A a Snowman?" Elsa is sitting against the door, and has flash-frozen it and the surrounding walls to the point where snow is raining from the ceiling. Anna's sitting against the same door on the other side, but has no reaction to how the door would feel.
* CostumePorn: CostumePorn:
**
As in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', all of the characters' costumes, especially the royals', are detailed to the stitch.



* CueTheSun: At the very end of "Let it Go", which both represents and celebrates the awakening of the 'new' Elsa.
--> '''Elsa:''' ''Here I stand, in the light of day''.

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* CueTheSun: At the very end of "Let it Go", which both represents and celebrates the awakening of the 'new' "new" Elsa.
--> '''Elsa:''' -->'''Elsa:''' ''Here I stand, in the light of day''.



* CutenessOverload[=/=]CutenessProximity: The kid versions of Anna and Elsa are adorable little girls playing in the snow. They pretend to waltz with an inanimate Olaf!

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* CutenessOverload[=/=]CutenessProximity: CutenessOverload: The kid versions of Anna and Elsa are adorable little girls playing in the snow. They pretend to waltz with an inanimate Olaf!



* DarkReprise: Although "For the First Time in Forever (reprise)" starts off as a TriumphantReprise, it quickly descends to become a Dark Reprise, resulting in Elsa [[spoiler: freezing Anna's heart]]. Also, listen to the ominous music that follows right after and the fact that you hear the percussion from the ice harvesters' song "Frozen Heart", from the line "beware the frozen heart".

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* DarkReprise: Although "For the First Time in Forever (reprise)" starts off as a TriumphantReprise, it quickly descends to become a Dark Reprise, resulting in Elsa [[spoiler: freezing [[spoiler:freezing Anna's heart]]. Also, listen to the ominous music that follows right after and the fact that you hear the percussion from the ice harvesters' song "Frozen Heart", from the line "beware the frozen heart".



* DeadUnicornTrope: ''Frozen'' has garnered a lot of praise from some quarters for modernising Disney tropes about romance. In the film, Anna is called out by Elsa for thinking herself in love with Hans, even though she has only known him a matter of hours. While this is more extreme than usual, it does call out the tendency of two characters deciding they are destined to be together within a few days - which doesn't just feature in Disney movies, but many family-friendly films. The pairing of Anna and Kristoff is far more subtle and doesn't even result in an engagement. It's even questionable as to whether Kristoff's kiss would have cured Anna.
** The handsome Prince riding in to save the day. Watch the BigDamnHeroes finale closely. While Kristoff was brave to ride on in, he had almost nothing to do with saving Elsa or Anna. [[spoiler:''Olaf'' saved Anna from freezing to death at the risk of his life and let her out of that room. Anna saved Elsa at risk to her life, resulting in Elsa saving Anna.]]
** Villains being easily recognisable just by their appearance. We are reminded of this with the JerkAss Duke, and then it's flipped on its head with the gorgeous [[spoiler:Hans.]]



** Rather than {{Love at First Sight}} being the ''cure'' for [[GirlintheTower isolation]] [[AloofBigBrother and abuse]], this movie treats it rather as a ''symptom'', for both Anna and Hans. [[spoiler: [[JerkassWoobie Hans]], however, is clever enough to exploit Anna's vulnerability.]] Though Elsa and Kristoff’s [[FourthDateMarriage mockery of the sudden engagement]] and [[spoiler: Hans’ [[EvilAllAlong revelation]] as a {{Sociopath}}]] seem to deconstruct this trope, Anna is still saved by the {{Power of Love}}, both through [[HeroicSacrifice loving self-sacrifice]] and [[WellDoneSonGuy family reconciliation]]. [[spoiler: Hans unfortunately has [[FreudianExcuse no such breakthrough]] prior to arriving in Arendelle ([[Disney/FrozenFever or apparently afterwards]]).]]

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** Rather than {{Love at First Sight}} LoveAtFirstSight being the ''cure'' for [[GirlintheTower isolation]] [[AloofBigBrother and abuse]], this movie treats it rather as a ''symptom'', for both Anna and Hans. [[spoiler: [[JerkassWoobie [[spoiler:[[JerkassWoobie Hans]], however, is clever enough to exploit Anna's vulnerability.]] Though Elsa and Kristoff’s Kristoff's [[FourthDateMarriage mockery of the sudden engagement]] and [[spoiler: Hans’ [[spoiler:Hans' [[EvilAllAlong revelation]] as a {{Sociopath}}]] seem to deconstruct this trope, Anna is still saved by the {{Power of Love}}, both through [[HeroicSacrifice loving self-sacrifice]] and [[WellDoneSonGuy family reconciliation]]. [[spoiler: Hans [[spoiler:Hans unfortunately has [[FreudianExcuse no such breakthrough]] prior to arriving in Arendelle ([[Disney/FrozenFever or apparently afterwards]]).]]



** "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?", "For the First Time In Forever", and "[[AwardBaitSong Let it Go]]" are each an IWantSong and as far from the conventional example of one as you can get -- in the first, Anna just wants to have Elsa back in her life; in the second, we see Anna's naivete while Elsa's part is about her dread for the upcoming coronation; in the third, it's more a revelation of Elsa's that she's finally free to be herself - regardless of the consequences for her kingdom and sister -- now that she imagines that she has nothing left to lose.

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** "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?", "For the First Time In Forever", and "[[AwardBaitSong Let it Go]]" are each an IWantSong and as far from the conventional example of one as you can get -- in the first, Anna just wants to have Elsa back in her life; in the second, we see Anna's naivete while Elsa's part is about her dread for the upcoming coronation; in the third, it's more a revelation of Elsa's that she's finally free to be herself - -- regardless of the consequences for her kingdom and sister -- now that she imagines that she has nothing left to lose.



** To no one's surprise, Elsa....sort of. 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. The one who attempts to defrost her is not a male love interest, like the trope usually is, but her sister.

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** To no one's surprise, Elsa....Elsa... sort of. 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. The one who attempts to defrost her is not a male love interest, like the trope usually is, but her sister.



* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler: By sort-of lying about Elsa being responsible for Anna's death, Hans]] deliberately pushes Elsa over it. Would've worked too, if it hadn't made Elsa so emotionally empty that her PsychoactivePowers shut down, ending the blizzard and allowing [[spoiler: Anna to spot them and save her sister]].

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* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler: By [[spoiler:By sort-of lying about Elsa being responsible for Anna's death, Hans]] deliberately pushes Elsa over it. Would've worked too, if it hadn't hasn't made Elsa so emotionally empty that her PsychoactivePowers shut down, ending the blizzard and allowing [[spoiler: Anna [[spoiler:Anna to spot them and save her sister]].



** 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."

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** 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 "Anna's story but it’s it's really about Elsa."



* DiesWideOpen: [[spoiler: A magical variant, combined with TakenForGranite. When Anna's curse completely envelopes her and turns her to ice, her eyes are wide, staring, and fearful.]]

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* DiesWideOpen: [[spoiler: A [[spoiler:A magical variant, combined with TakenForGranite. When Anna's curse completely envelopes her and turns her to ice, her eyes are wide, staring, and fearful.]]



** Anna, briefly, after running into Hans. "You're gorgeous. Wait, what?"



** Also Anna briefly after running into Hans. "You're gorgeous. Wait, what?"
* DidYouActuallyBelieve: [[spoiler:"You were so desperate for love, you were willing to marry me, just like that!"]]



* DidYouActuallyBelieve: [[spoiler:"You were so desperate for love, you were willing to marry me, just like that!"]]



** [[spoiler: Sven falls into a chilly ocean when the ice breaks, but resurfaces moments later]].

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** [[spoiler: Sven [[spoiler:Sven falls into a chilly ocean when the ice breaks, but resurfaces moments later]].



* Franchise/DisneyPrincess: This marks the first time ''two'' Princesses were introduced to the canon in the same film, ever. Yes, Elsa gets a promotion to queen, but still, she was a princess in the prologue.



* DisproportionateRetribution: Marshmallow's response to Anna hitting him with a snowball is to chase her and Kristoff away. Anna should have listened to Kristoff saying "Let the snowman be!" Especially since it looked like Marshmallow was turning to go back inside when Anna threw the snowball at him.
** Sending an ice monster to drive Anna away is a bit much, also.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: DisproportionateRetribution:
**
Marshmallow's response to Anna hitting him with a snowball is to chase her and Kristoff away. Anna should have listened to Kristoff saying "Let the snowman be!" Especially since it looked like Marshmallow was is turning to go back inside when Anna threw throws the snowball at him.
** Sending an ice monster to drive Anna away is a bit much, also.too.



* DreamworksFace: In all the posters for the film, Elsa is shown making this face. Typically, the rest of the main cast will be all smiles alongside her, although there are some posters of the sisters where [[http://c23576.r76.cf1.rackcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Frozen-poster.jpg Anna attempts to imitate Elsa's]] which shows [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments how much she looks up to her big sister]].

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* DreamworksFace: In all the posters for the film, Elsa is shown making this face. Typically, the rest of the main cast will be all smiles alongside her, although there are some posters of the sisters where [[http://c23576.r76.cf1.rackcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Frozen-poster.jpg Anna attempts to imitate Elsa's]] Elsa's, which shows [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments how much she looks up to her big sister]].



-->[''sled bursts in to flames'']\\
[''{{beat}}'']\\

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-->[''sled -->''[sled bursts in to flames'']\\
[''{{beat}}'']\\
flames]''\\
''[{{beat}}]''\\



* EvilCannotComprehendGood: The trolls entertain True Love's Kiss as being only ''one'' of the ways to save a frozen heart, but Hans 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.]]

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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: The trolls entertain True Love's Kiss as being only ''one'' of the ways to save a frozen heart, but Hans clearly believes that 'True Love' "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.]]



** During "For The First Time In Forever" Anna sings "I suddenly see him standing there, a beautiful stranger, tall and fair!", but this is actually averted. Hans is actually on the short side of average, he's a redhead, and he introduces himself within seconds. Kristoff is closer, being much taller and fair-haired, but he's more gruff and aloof than "a beautiful stranger".

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** During "For The the First Time In in Forever" Anna sings "I suddenly see him standing there, a beautiful stranger, tall and fair!", but this is actually averted. Hans is actually on the short side of average, he's a redhead, and he introduces himself within seconds. Kristoff is closer, being much taller and fair-haired, but he's more gruff and aloof than "a beautiful stranger".



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[[folder:Tropes F to M]]
* FailedASpotCheck: Elsa apparently doesn't notice that she accidentally caused an endless winter until Anna tells her, or at least she isn't aware of how far it extends, which is strange because Arendelle can easily be seen from the mountainside.



* FailedASpotCheck: Elsa apparently doesn't notice that she accidentally caused an endless winter until Anna tells her, or at least she isn't aware of how far it extends, which is strange because Arendelle can easily be seen from the mountainside.
* FairyTale: Inspiration is drawn from Hans Christian Andersen's original ''Snow Queen''.

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* FailedASpotCheck: Elsa apparently doesn't notice that she accidentally caused an endless winter until Anna tells her, or at least she isn't aware of how far it extends, which is strange because Arendelle can easily be seen from the mountainside.
* FairyTale: Inspiration is drawn from Hans Christian Andersen's original ''Snow ''The Snow Queen''.



* FallingChandelierOfDoom: [[spoiler:When an arrow meant for Elsa, due to the intervention of Hans, headed towards the ice chandelier of Elsa's castle, it causes the chandelier to fall and break apart. While Elsa manages to run away from it, the ice shards from the chandelier fly in all directions upon hitting the floor, hitting her. She falls and is knocked out as a result]].
* FallingInLoveMontage: "Love Is An Open Door" acts as one for Anna and Hans. [[LampshadeHanging To further drive the nature of the song home]], they agree to marry the ''second'' it ends.

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* FallingChandelierOfDoom: [[spoiler:When an arrow meant for Elsa, due to the intervention of Hans, headed heads towards the ice chandelier of Elsa's castle, it causes the chandelier to fall and break apart. While Elsa manages to run away from it, the ice shards from the chandelier fly in all directions upon hitting the floor, hitting her. She falls and is knocked out as a result]].
* FallingInLoveMontage: "Love Is An an Open Door" acts as one for Anna and Hans. [[LampshadeHanging To further drive the nature of the song home]], they agree to marry the ''second'' it ends.



* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The landscape and setting of the movie is heavily based on Norway. What's more, Arendelle sounds like "Arendal", [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6c/Arendal_Utsikt_02.JPG the name of a small Norwegian city,]] whose economy is built around a port as well.
** As Humon, the creator of ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'', details in the strip [[http://www.deviantart.com/art/Frozen-Nordics-446462251 "Frozen Nordics"]], it isn't just that Arendelle is Fantasy Norway, the Southern Isles are Fantasy Denmark and Weselton is Fantasy Sweden, with Kristoff being a Saami. She also proposes that the trolls live in a fantasy version of Iceland (thanks to all the steam around where they live) and that Oaken is from Fantasy Finland (due to his love of the sauna).

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The landscape and setting of the movie is heavily based on Norway. What's more, Arendelle sounds like "Arendal", [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6c/Arendal_Utsikt_02.JPG the name of a small Norwegian city,]] whose economy is built around a port as well.
**
well. As Humon, the creator of ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'', details in the strip [[http://www.deviantart.com/art/Frozen-Nordics-446462251 "Frozen Nordics"]], it isn't just that Arendelle is Fantasy Norway, the Southern Isles are Fantasy Denmark and Weselton is Fantasy Sweden, with Kristoff being a Saami. She also proposes that the trolls live in a fantasy version of Iceland (thanks to all the steam around where they live) and that Oaken is from Fantasy Finland (due to his love of the sauna).



** In "Love is an Open Door" to show how well Anna and Hans fit together. Except Anna says "sandwiches" instead of "sentences".... [[spoiler:and Hans's reaction foreshadows how he is tailoring himself to fit Anna's hopes for a guy to manipulate her]].

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** In "Love is an Open Door" to show how well Anna and Hans fit together. Except Anna says "sandwiches" instead of "sentences"...."sentences"... [[spoiler:and Hans's reaction foreshadows how he is tailoring himself to fit Anna's hopes for a guy to manipulate her]].



* FirstGirlWins: Played with. Though Hans is the first boy shown to the audience as a love interest and the first boy to properly meet Anna, [[spoiler: Kristoff appears in the movie before him during AMinorKidroduction along with Sven, Elsa, and Anna. This means that ''Kristoff'' was the first boy introduced to the audience and was also technically the first boy to see Anna (though he didn't know who she was at the time)]].
* FisherQueen: Elsa involuntarily creates an EndlessWinter for her entire kingdom that can't be lifted until [[spoiler: her emotional problems are dealt with]]. On a smaller scale, her ice palace on the mountainside changes between beautiful and scary depending on her mood. Her moods can also more acutely affect the weather: strong anxiety and emotional turmoil tend to cause a swirling snowstorm around her, while emotional shock and numbness tend to cause such a frozen stillness that snowflakes are suspended motionless in midair.

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* FirstGirlWins: Played with. Though Hans is the first boy shown to the audience as a love interest and the first boy to properly meet Anna, [[spoiler: Kristoff [[spoiler:Kristoff appears in the movie before him during AMinorKidroduction along with Sven, Elsa, and Anna. This means that ''Kristoff'' was is the first boy introduced to the audience and was is also technically the first boy to see Anna (though he didn't know who she was at the time)]].
* FisherQueen: Elsa involuntarily creates an EndlessWinter for her entire kingdom that can't be lifted until [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her emotional problems are dealt with]]. On a smaller scale, her ice palace on the mountainside changes between beautiful and scary depending on her mood. Her moods can also more acutely affect the weather: strong anxiety and emotional turmoil tend to cause a swirling snowstorm around her, while emotional shock and numbness tend to cause such a frozen stillness that snowflakes are suspended motionless in midair.midair.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Anna (impulsive and lovesick) and Elsa (stoic and duty bound), respectively. "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.



-->''Beautiful, powerful, dangerous, cold!\\

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-->''Beautiful, --->''Beautiful, powerful, dangerous, cold!\\



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--\\[...]\\



--\\
''Watch your step! '''Let it go!''' ''\\
''Beware the frozen heart!''

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[...]\\
''Watch your step! '''Let it go!''' ''\\
''Beware
go!'''\\
Beware
the frozen heart!''



** Elsa sings "You'll never see me cry!" during "Let it Go". [[spoiler:Anna's HeroicSacrifice at the end finally makes Elsa break down.]]

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** Elsa sings "You'll never see me cry!" during "Let it It Go". [[spoiler:Anna's HeroicSacrifice at the end finally makes Elsa break down.]]



** When Anna is day-dreaming about finding love in "For the First Time In Forever", she acts out her fantasies before various objects around the castle. The first is [[spoiler:a statue head of a nobleman that looks evil and sinister]], the next is [[spoiler:various paintings with peasant men that look honest and friendly]]. Anna finds two potential love interests: [[spoiler:The first is Hans, a prince, who [[ManipulativeBastard turns out]] to be evil. The next is Kristoff, a peasant, who [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold turns out]] to be kind, honest, and selfless.]]

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** When Anna is day-dreaming about finding love in "For the First Time In in Forever", she acts out her fantasies before various objects around the castle. The first is [[spoiler:a statue head of a nobleman that looks evil and sinister]], the next is [[spoiler:various paintings with peasant men that look honest and friendly]]. Anna finds two potential love interests: [[spoiler:The first is Hans, a prince, who [[ManipulativeBastard turns out]] to be evil. The next is Kristoff, a peasant, who [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold turns out]] to be kind, honest, and selfless.]]



** [[spoiler:"Love is an open door." At the finale, Anna remarks to Elsa how she likes the open gates (gates, doors - basically the same thing, right?). Elsa tells her that they are never closing them again. This conversation is the girls' not-so-subtle euphemism for saying "I like that we have our close relationship back," and "I'll never shut you out ever again." So, Love is an open ''gate'', too.]]
** Elsa tells Anna, "You can't marry a man you just met", referring to her engagement with Hans. [[spoiler:The horrible betrayal scene near the end of the film proves Elsa's right - Hans is not what Anna hoped he'd be]].
** "Love Is An Open Door" [[RewatchBonus very subtly]] foreshadows [[spoiler:Hans' true nature throughout. When he says "I've been searching my whole life to find my own place," he gestures outward to the kingdom, foreshadowing his want to steal the throne. There's the BlatantLies-in-hindsight lines "We finish each other's" - "Sandwiches!" - "That's what I was gonna say!" Also, he doesn't match Anna's movements in a few scenes, showing that he's only faking it.]] In addition, when Hans says "I found my place", Anna says "I see your face" at the same time, this hints she only sees the handsome face Hans shows on the outside, and not his true sinister self.
** A blink-and-you'll-miss-it example, but on the way to Elsa's palace, Olaf gushes about how he thinks she sounds like the nicest, warmest person ever... and inadvertently walks through an icicle. "[[MajorInjuryUnderreaction Oh look, I've been impaled]]." While funny, it does foreshadow [[spoiler:Elsa accidentally impaling Anna through the heart with her magic (which nearly kills her), and almost (deliberately) impaling the Duke of Weselton's henchmen when they come to kill her.]] She might be a nice and warm person, but her ice powers are not to be approached carelessly.

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** [[spoiler:"Love is Is an open door." Open Door". At the finale, Anna remarks to Elsa how she likes the open gates (gates, doors - -- basically the same thing, right?). Elsa tells her that they are never closing them again. This conversation is the girls' not-so-subtle euphemism for saying "I like that we have our close relationship back," and "I'll never shut you out ever again." So, Love is an open ''gate'', too.]]
** Elsa tells Anna, "You can't marry a man you just met", met," referring to her engagement with Hans. [[spoiler:The horrible betrayal scene near the end of the film proves Elsa's right - -- Hans is not what Anna hoped he'd be]].
** "Love Is An an Open Door" [[RewatchBonus very subtly]] foreshadows [[spoiler:Hans' [[spoiler:Hans's true nature throughout. When he says "I've been searching my whole life to find my own place," he gestures outward to the kingdom, foreshadowing his want to steal the throne. There's the BlatantLies-in-hindsight lines "We finish each other's" - "Sandwiches!" - -- "That's what I was gonna say!" Also, he doesn't match Anna's movements in a few scenes, showing that he's only faking it.]] In addition, when Hans says "I found my place", Anna says "I see your face" at the same time, this hints she only sees the handsome face Hans shows on the outside, and not his true sinister self.
** A blink-and-you'll-miss-it example, but on the way to Elsa's palace, Olaf gushes about how he thinks she sounds like the nicest, warmest person ever... and inadvertently walks through an icicle. "[[MajorInjuryUnderreaction Oh look, I've been impaled]]." While funny, it does foreshadow [[spoiler:Elsa accidentally impaling Anna through the heart with her magic (which nearly kills her), and almost (deliberately) impaling the Duke of Weselton's henchmen when they come to kill her.]] She might be a nice and warm person, but her ice powers are not to be approached carelessly.



* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Anna (impulsive and lovesick) and Elsa (stoic and duty bound), respectively. "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.



** Later, Kristoff's family try to convince the girl he's just met to marry him on the spur of the moment, despite the fact that neither of them is interested. [[spoiler: They have a love epiphany later, so maybe the trolls were ahead of curve.]]

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** Later, Kristoff's family try to convince the girl he's just met to marry him on the spur of the moment, despite the fact that neither of them is interested. [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They have a love epiphany later, so maybe the trolls were ahead of curve.]]



** Literally: When Hans [[spoiler: is about to strike the ice-infused Anna, you can see the frost forming on his blade just before it shatters.]]
** There are Hidden Olafs throughout "In Summer," such as the cloud in the sky or the ice cubes in a drink.

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** Literally: When Hans [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is about to strike the ice-infused Anna, you can see the frost forming on his blade just before it shatters.]]
** There are Hidden Olafs throughout "In Summer," Summer", such as the cloud in the sky or the ice cubes in a drink.



** [[spoiler:Hans' villainy stems from growing up without being loved]].

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** [[spoiler:Hans' [[spoiler:Hans's villainy stems from growing up without being loved]].



* GirlishPigtails: Anna wears braided pigtails in every scene except those leading up to and during the coronation ball. Because it's a formal affair, she styles her hair into a more formal and grown-up fashion.



* GirlishPigtails: Anna wears braided pigtails in every scene except those leading up to and during the coronation ball. Because it's a formal affair, she styles her hair into a more formal and grown up fashion.

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* GirlishPigtails: Anna wears braided pigtails in every scene except those leading up to and during the coronation ball. Because it's a formal affair, she styles her hair into a more formal and grown up fashion.GlowingEyes: Marshmallow's empty eye sockets glow blue when he's enraged.



* GoMadFromTheIsolation: PlayedForLaughs during the second verse of "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?", when Anna mentions that she has started talking to the paintings in the castle because of her lack of company. [[spoiler: Takes a more serious turn when she decides to marry Hans immediately after meeting him, probably because of desperation resulting from her almost cloistered childhood.]] And takes a MUCH more serious turn when Elsa flees Arendelle, goes into isolation, and later forces Anna to leave her ice palace, when her sanity is at its lowest ebb in the entire film.

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* GoMadFromTheIsolation: PlayedForLaughs during the second verse of "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?", when Anna mentions that she has started talking to the paintings in the castle because of her lack of company. [[spoiler: Takes [[spoiler:Takes a more serious turn when she decides to marry Hans immediately after meeting him, probably because of desperation resulting from her almost cloistered childhood.]] And takes a MUCH more serious turn when Elsa flees Arendelle, goes into isolation, and later forces Anna to leave her ice palace, when her sanity is at its lowest ebb in the entire film.



* GracefulInTheirElement: Elsa is very reserved and proper in Arendelle, but becomes far more comfortable after leaving, to the point that in "Let it Go," she's practically ''dancing'' while building her ice palace. Graceful In Her ''Element'', indeed.

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* GracefulInTheirElement: Elsa is very reserved and proper in Arendelle, but becomes far more comfortable after leaving, to the point that in "Let it Go," she's practically ''dancing'' while building her ice palace. Graceful In in Her ''Element'', indeed.



* HarmonyVersusDiscipline: Elsa has spent her whole life trying to master her powers through Discipline, by staying in a carefully controlled environment and trying to avoid strong feelings of any kind. It turns out that they are better controlled through a selective use of Harmony - while negative emotions make them run wild, positive emotions grants perfect accuracy with them.



** [[spoiler: Internal freezing is slow and fatal. However, this is also a straight example because Anna is fine after being an ice sculpture, but this was not a mundane freeze, nor was it a mundane thaw]].

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** [[spoiler: Internal [[spoiler:Internal freezing is slow and fatal. However, this is also a straight example because Anna is fine after being an ice sculpture, but this was not a mundane freeze, nor was it a mundane thaw]].



* HateSink: [[spoiler:Prince Hans]] and The Duke Of Weselton. But especially [[spoiler:Prince Hans]] for being a cold-hearted bastard who [[spoiler:fakes LoveAtFirstSight with Anna only to reveal he doesn't actually love her and leaves her to die,]] and then tries to [[spoiler:kill Elsa by claiming that Anna is already dead and striking her at her moment of weakness]]. The Duke of Weselton also counts as this since his prejudice towards Elsa for just having powers she can't control is kind of uncalled for.
* HeartInTheWrongPlace Averted- when [[spoiler:Anna's frozen heart is getting worse]] you can see her clutching at her chest in the right place, directly over her sternum, the same way a real person might react if they feel heart palpitations.
* HeWasRightThereAllAlong: When Hans' group approach Elsa's ice palace, there's a new pile of snow next to the staircase that we didn't see the evening before when Marshmallow was tossing Anna and Kristoff out. Turns out the pile is Marshmallow sitting down with his back to the camera to catch them off-guard.

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* HateSink: [[spoiler:Prince Hans]] HarmonyVersusDiscipline: Elsa has spent her whole life trying to master her powers through Discipline, by staying in a carefully controlled environment and trying to avoid strong feelings of any kind. It turns out that they are better controlled through a selective use of Harmony -- while negative emotions make them run wild, positive emotions grants perfect accuracy with them.
* HateSink:
**
The Duke Of Weselton. of Weselton counts as this since his prejudice towards Elsa for just having powers she can't control is kind of uncalled for.
**
But especially [[spoiler:Prince Hans]] for being a cold-hearted bastard who [[spoiler:fakes LoveAtFirstSight with Anna only to reveal he doesn't actually love her and leaves her to die,]] and then tries to [[spoiler:kill Elsa by claiming that Anna is already dead and striking her at her moment of weakness]]. The Duke of Weselton also counts as this since his prejudice towards Elsa for just having powers she can't control is kind of uncalled for.
weakness]].
* HeartInTheWrongPlace Averted- HeartInTheWrongPlace: Averted -- when [[spoiler:Anna's frozen heart is getting worse]] you can see her clutching at her chest in the right place, directly over her sternum, the same way a real person might react if they feel heart palpitations.
* HeWasRightThereAllAlong: When Hans' group approach Elsa's ice palace, there's a new pile of snow next to the staircase that we didn't see the evening before when Marshmallow was tossing Anna and Kristoff out. Turns out the pile is Marshmallow sitting down with his back to the camera to catch them off-guard.
palpitations.



** [[spoiler: Olaf helped Anna and Kristoff bring back summer, even as he came to realize—if he didn’t realize all along—that this would ultimately kill him. Ultimately averted though by Elsa's creation of a special cloud for Olaf.]]

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** [[spoiler: Olaf [[spoiler:Olaf helped Anna and Kristoff bring back summer, even as he came to realize—if he didn’t didn't realize all along—that this would ultimately kill him. Ultimately averted though by Elsa's creation of a special cloud for Olaf.]]



* {{Hikikomori}}: Elsa and Anna spend their childhood indoors because of the former's powers. It's unintentional on Anna's part and she goes stir-crazy.

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* {{Hikikomori}}: Elsa and HeWasRightThereAllAlong: When Hans' group approach Elsa's ice palace, there's a new pile of snow next to the staircase that we didn't see the evening before when Marshmallow was tossing Anna spend their childhood indoors because of and Kristoff out. Turns out the former's powers. It's unintentional on Anna's part and she goes stir-crazy.pile is Marshmallow sitting down with his back to the camera to catch them off-guard.



* HollywoodLaw: While there are precedents for revolutionaries to charge monarchs with treason against their own countries and sentence them to death (e.g., [[UsefulNotes/CharlesI Charles I]] in the EnglishCivilWar), it's hard to interpret a ''representative of a foreign nation'' judging and carrying out such a sentence as anything other than an act of war.

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* HollywoodLaw: HollywoodLaw:
**
While there are precedents for revolutionaries to charge monarchs with treason against their own countries and sentence them to death (e.g., [[UsefulNotes/CharlesI Charles I]] in the EnglishCivilWar), UsefulNotes/EnglishCivilWar), it's hard to interpret a ''representative of a foreign nation'' judging and carrying out such a sentence as anything other than an act of war.



** Later, a Hope Spot for everyone when Anna gets a perfect opportunity for her TrueLovesKiss [[spoiler: only for Hans to make the reveal]].

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** Later, a Hope Spot for everyone when Anna gets a perfect opportunity for her TrueLovesKiss [[spoiler: only [[spoiler:only for Hans to make the reveal]].



'''Kristoff!!Sven:''' ''Yeah, people will beat you and curse you and cheat you./Every one of them's bad, except you [Kristoff]!''

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'''Kristoff!!Sven:''' '''Kristoff (as Sven):''' ''Yeah, people will beat you and curse you and cheat you./Every you. / Every one of them's bad, except you [Kristoff]!''



* HypocriticalHumor:

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* HypocriticalHumor:



** According to Kristoff, the trolls (who are "love experts") would disparage Anna for getting engaged to a man she just met. When he brings her to them, they try to get them married immediately. In the trolls' defense, they don't know that the two of them just met. One troll mentions that Kristoff has been gone for awhile, so they might think that they've been going steady for awhile. [[MurderTheHypotenuse Their comments about getting Anna's fiancé out of the way to fix the whole thing, on the other hand, are something different]].

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** According to Kristoff, the trolls (who are "love experts") would disparage Anna for getting engaged to a man she just met. When he brings her to them, they try to get them married immediately. In the trolls' defense, they don't know that the two of them just met. One troll mentions that Kristoff has been gone for awhile, so they might think that they've been going steady for awhile. [[MurderTheHypotenuse Their comments about getting Anna's fiancé out of the way to fix the whole thing, on the other hand, are something different]].



* ImprobableAimingSkills: [[spoiler: Hans knocks one of the assassin's crossbows up, making it look like he was trying to save Elsa, but the bolt shot up and hit the narrowest part of the icy chandelier, dropping it on Elsa and knocking her out.]] If that was intentional, it certainly qualifies.

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* ImprobableAimingSkills: [[spoiler: Hans [[spoiler:Hans knocks one of the assassin's crossbows up, making it look like he was trying to save Elsa, but the bolt shot up and hit the narrowest part of the icy chandelier, dropping it on Elsa and knocking her out.]] If that was intentional, it certainly qualifies.



* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Elsa wants Anna to be safe/happy.
** Shutting her out since she was a child (with intention to keep her safe).
** At the ice castle, Elsa's solo during "For The First Time in Forever (Reprise)".
-->'''Elsa:''' ''Please go back home\\

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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy:
**
Elsa wants Anna to be safe/happy.
**
safe/happy. Shutting her out since she was a child (with intention to keep her safe).
**
safe). At the end, [[spoiler:as she tells Hans [[TakeCareOfTheKids "Just take care of my sister!"]]]], it becomes really clear that it's what she's always wanted. Exposited at the ice castle, during Elsa's solo during in "For The First Time in Forever (Reprise)".
-->'''Elsa:'''
(Reprise)":
--->'''Elsa:'''
''Please go back home\\



** Finally, at the end, [[spoiler:as she tells Hans [[TakeCareOfTheKids "Just take care of my sister!"]]]], it becomes really clear that it's what she's always wanted.



* AnIcePerson: Elsa, obviously. There is nothing she ''can't'' do with ice except turn it off. [[spoiler: By the end, she can do that too]].

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* AnIcePerson: Elsa, obviously. There is nothing she ''can't'' do with ice except turn it off. [[spoiler: By [[spoiler:By the end, she can do that too]].



* IfOnlyYouKnew: The [[spoiler:"Oh, Anna...If only there was someone out there who loved you."]] line has a little of this going on when you realize that [[spoiler: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]].

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* IfOnlyYouKnew: The [[spoiler:"Oh, Anna... If only there was someone out there who loved you."]] line has a little of this going on when you realize that [[spoiler: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]].



* InNameOnly: Heck, the domestic title isn't even that, but international titles include the original story's name. ''Frozen'' was originally intended to be an adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's "The Snow Queen", and then ended up a very different story after various attempts ran into trouble trying to make a film of the story. Tellingly, the end credits say that it is ''InspiredBy'' "The Snow Queen", not ''based on'' it. A few similar concepts from the original tale do show up, albeit they are used in different ways (for example, Grand Pabbie altering Anna's memories similar to the part in the original tale where Kai's memories are removed by the Snow Queen in the original tale, as well as a main character's heart becoming frozen and starting to freeze their body).

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* InNameOnly: Heck, InkSuitActor:
** Although Elsa and Anna look more like each other in general than Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell,
the domestic title isn't shapes of their eyes and mouths and the way they form facial expressions have a close resemblance to their actresses. Anna actually bears a resemblance to Kristen Bell, even that, but international titles include the original story's name. ''Frozen'' was originally intended to be an adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's "The Snow Queen", and then ended up a very different story after various attempts ran into trouble trying to make a film of the story. Tellingly, the end credits say that it is ''InspiredBy'' "The Snow Queen", not ''based on'' it. A few similar concepts adapting Bell's ever so slight lazy right eye (meaning Anna suffers from the original tale do show up, albeit a mild form of strabismus).
** {{Inverted}} when
they are used in different ways (for example, Grand Pabbie altering Anna's memories similar were adapted to the part small screen for ''Series/OnceUponATime'' and the actresses cast for both sisters (Georgina Haig as Elsa, and Elizabeth Lail as Anna) are dead ringers for their physical appearances in the original tale where Kai's memories are removed by the Snow Queen in the original tale, as well as a main character's heart becoming frozen and starting to freeze their body). movie.



* InNameOnly: Heck, the domestic title isn't even that, but international titles include the original story's name. ''Frozen'' was originally intended to be an adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's "The Snow Queen", and then ended up a very different story after various attempts ran into trouble trying to make a film of the story. Tellingly, the end credits say that it is ''InspiredBy'' "The Snow Queen", not ''based on'' it. A few similar concepts from the original tale do show up, albeit they are used in different ways (for example, Grand Pabbie altering Anna's memories similar to the part in the original tale where Kai's memories are removed by the Snow Queen in the original tale, as well as a main character's heart becoming frozen and starting to freeze their body).
* InstantIceJustAddCold: Justified in that magic is involved, but Elsa makes it not only cold, but a foot or so of snow ''everywhere'', because cold things look better with snow and ice.
* InstrumentOfMurder: While being chased by wolves, Anna drives one off by swinging Kristoff's lute at it like the lute's a baseball bat.



* InkSuitActor:
** Although Elsa and Anna look more like each other in general than Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, the shapes of their eyes and mouths and the way they form facial expressions have a close resemblance to their actresses.
** Anna actually bears a resemblance to Kristen Bell, even adapting Bell's ever so slight lazy right eye (meaning Anna suffers from a mild form of strabismus).
** {{Inverted}} when they were adapted to the small screen for ''Series/OnceUponATime'' and the actresses cast for both sisters (Georgina Haig as Elsa, and Elizabeth Lail as Anna) are dead ringers for their physical appearances in the movie.
* InstantIceJustAddCold: Justified in that magic is involved, but Elsa makes it not only cold, but a foot or so of snow ''everywhere'', because cold things look better with snow and ice.
* InstrumentOfMurder: While being chased by wolves, Anna drives one off by swinging Kristoff's lute at it like the lute's a baseball bat.



-->'''Olaf:''' ''Just imagine how much cooler I'll be in summmerrrr!!!''

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-->'''Olaf:''' --->'''Olaf:''' ''Just imagine how much cooler I'll be in summmerrrr!!!''



* ItIsPronouncedTroPay: People keep deliberately getting the Duke of Weselton's name wrong, pronouncing it as "Weasel-town" instead of "Wessel-ton". It's implied that they deliberately gave him this nickname because they dislike him - [[spoiler:and at the end, notice that when Elsa decides to cut trade off with Weselton due to the Duke trying to kill her, she deliberately calls him "Weasel Town"]].

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* ItIsPronouncedTroPay: People keep deliberately getting the Duke of Weselton's name wrong, pronouncing it as "Weasel-town" instead of "Wessel-ton". It's implied that they deliberately gave him this nickname because they dislike him - -- [[spoiler:and at the end, notice that when Elsa decides to cut trade off with Weselton due to the Duke trying to kill her, she deliberately calls him "Weasel Town"]].



-->'''Kristoff:''' ''(smacks away a wolf with his foot)'' [[FourthDateMarriage Who marries a man she just met?!]]\\
'''Princess Anna:''' ''(picks up Kristoff's lute)'' [[LoveAtFirstSight It's true love]]! ''(Anna hits another attacking wolf with the lute)''
* LanternJawOfJustice: Both humble nobleman Hans and rugged mountaineer Kristoff possess these and both of them are powerful and heroic men. [[spoiler: Actually, Hans only pretends to be humble and heroic]].

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-->'''Kristoff:''' ''(smacks ''[smacks away a wolf with his foot)'' foot]'' [[FourthDateMarriage Who marries a man she just met?!]]\\
'''Princess Anna:''' ''(picks '''Anna:''' ''[picks up Kristoff's lute)'' lute]'' [[LoveAtFirstSight It's true love]]! ''(Anna ''[Anna hits another attacking wolf with the lute)''
lute]''
* LanternJawOfJustice: Both humble nobleman Hans and rugged mountaineer Kristoff possess these and both of them are powerful and heroic men. [[spoiler: Actually, [[spoiler:Actually, Hans only pretends to be humble and heroic]].



* LastSecondWordSwap: From "In Summer," we have this gem:
-->'''Olaf:''' [''singing'']\\

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* LastSecondWordSwap: From "In Summer," Summer", we have this gem:
-->'''Olaf:''' [''singing'']\\''[singing]''\\



[''stares at, then jumps over a puddle in front of him'']\\
'''Olaf:''' [''brightly''] ... happy snowman!

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[''stares ''[stares at, then jumps over a puddle in front of him'']\\
him]''\\
'''Olaf:''' [''brightly''] ...''[brightly]'' ... happy snowman!



** [[spoiler: Hans is sent home to be judged by his brothers, the very people he was hoping to prove himself superior to by usurping Arendelle. Royals throughout history have taken a dim view of family members A) trying to take shortcuts to a throne, any throne, ''especially'' without clearing it through them; and B) failing spectacularly at doing so, leaving the crowned head in question in a position to demand restitution]].
*** [[spoiler: In ''Frozen Fever'', a snowball sneezed out by Elsa (while blowing a bungle horn) takes off from Ardendelle and lands on Hans just as he is shoveling manure at the Southern Isles' Royal Stables. Talk about karma!]]
* LastNoteNightmare: The reprise of "For the First Time in Forever" is shut down abruptly by Elsa's scream of "I can't!", then shifts to a minor key when the results become apparent.

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** [[spoiler: Hans [[spoiler:Hans is sent home to be judged by his brothers, the very people he was hoping to prove himself superior to by usurping Arendelle. Royals throughout history have taken a dim view of family members A) trying to take shortcuts to a throne, any throne, ''especially'' without clearing it through them; and B) failing spectacularly at doing so, leaving the crowned head in question in a position to demand restitution]].
*** [[spoiler:
restitution]]. In ''Frozen Fever'', a [[spoiler:a snowball sneezed out by Elsa (while blowing a bungle horn) takes off from Ardendelle and lands on Hans just as he is shoveling manure at the Southern Isles' Royal Stables. Talk about karma!]]
* LastNoteNightmare: LastNoteNightmare:
**
The reprise of "For the First Time in Forever" is shut down abruptly by Elsa's scream of "I can't!", then shifts to a minor key when the results become apparent.



* LateArrivalSpoiler: On one version of the DVD cover, [[spoiler:''Hans is nowhere to be seen'' making it obvious to people watching for the first time he's not the nice guy he seems]].

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* LateArrivalSpoiler: LateArrivalspoiler:
**
On one version of the DVD cover, [[spoiler:''Hans is nowhere to be seen'' making it obvious to people watching for the first time he's not the nice guy he seems]].



* LeaveTheTwoLovebirdsAlone: When Anna comes back and asks Hans to kiss her [[spoiler: after being accidentally struck with ice in the heart from Elsa]], the other people in the room excuse themselves with "we'll give you two some privacy".

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* LeaveTheTwoLovebirdsAlone: When Anna comes back and asks Hans to kiss her [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after being accidentally struck with ice in the heart from Elsa]], the other people in the room excuse themselves with "we'll give you two some privacy".



* {{Leitmotif}}: The five-note theme representing Elsa's magic is first heard in a major key when Elsa and Anna play as children. After the accident, the motif is transposed into minor keys for the rest of the movie until [[spoiler: Elsa thaws the ice at the end, where it returns to a major key]].
* LetsGetDangerous: Elsa's first instinct is to run away from Weselton's goons but then they corner her....

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* {{Leitmotif}}: The five-note theme representing Elsa's magic is first heard in a major key when Elsa and Anna play as children. After the accident, the motif is transposed into minor keys for the rest of the movie until [[spoiler: Elsa [[spoiler:Elsa thaws the ice at the end, where it returns to a major key]].
* LetsGetDangerous: Elsa's first instinct is to run away from Weselton's goons but then they corner her....
key]].



* LetsGetDangerous: Elsa's first instinct is to run away from Weselton's goons, but then they corner her....



* LiterallyShatteredLives: [[spoiler:Inverted, as Anna's frozen body was so cold that it broke Hans's sword]].
* LiteralMinded: When Anna tells Kristoff and Olaf to wait a minute Olaf starts counting. Olaf then barges in exactly one minute later.

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* LiterallyShatteredLives: [[spoiler:Inverted, as Anna's frozen body was is so cold that it broke breaks Hans's sword]].
* LiteralMinded: When Anna tells Kristoff and Olaf to wait a minute minute, Olaf starts counting. Olaf then barges in exactly one minute later.



* LonelyPianoPiece: "Let it Go" starts off as this, reflective of Elsa's self-imposed sorrow from isolation (the tune is the same one that plays when the King and Queen die). [[SubvertedTrope The percussion then builds]] as she realizes that this isolation is liberating for her and that she doesn't mind it.

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* LonelyPianoPiece: "Let it It Go" starts off as this, reflective of Elsa's self-imposed sorrow from isolation (the tune is the same one that plays when the King and Queen die). [[SubvertedTrope The percussion then builds]] as she realizes that this isolation is liberating for her and that she doesn't mind it.



* LoveTheme: "Love Is An Open Door" is set up as one, [[spoiler:but it's downplayed in that while Anna was sincere about her verses, Hans is a bad guy and was just using that time to get Anna to fall for him.]]

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* LoveTheme: "Love Is An an Open Door" is set up as one, [[spoiler:but it's downplayed in that while Anna was is sincere about her verses, Hans is a bad guy and was is just using that time to get Anna to fall for him.]]



* LyricalDissonance: ''"Let It Go"'' has gained a reputation of being an Empowerment Anthem. While it technically ''is'' about Elsa finally accepting her powers, it's also about her choosing to live a life of isolation away from everyone else.
* MadGod: Elsa. While technically she's more a Neurotic Overpowered-Mage, but [[TropesAreFlexible the results are surprisingly similar]]: She sets off an eternal winter by having an anxiety attack, and [[spoiler: ''accidentally creates life'']] while in a good mood.

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* LyricalDissonance: ''"Let "Let It Go"'' Go" has gained a reputation of being an Empowerment Anthem. While it technically ''is'' about Elsa finally accepting her powers, it's also about her choosing to live a life of isolation away from everyone else.
* MadGod: Elsa. While technically she's more a Neurotic Overpowered-Mage, but [[TropesAreFlexible the results are surprisingly similar]]: She sets off an eternal winter by having an anxiety attack, and [[spoiler: ''accidentally [[spoiler:''accidentally creates life'']] while in a good mood.



** His reaction to accidentally being split by an icicle is "Oh look at that. I've been impaled" in the most casual tone you can imagine. Being [[{{Snowlems}} made of snow]], [[NighInvulnerability it's a mild inconvenience]], and actually amuses him, if anything.

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** His reaction to accidentally being split by an icicle is "Oh look at that. I've been impaled" impaled." in the most casual tone you can imagine. Being [[{{Snowlems}} made of snow]], [[NighInvulnerability it's a mild inconvenience]], and actually amuses him, if anything.



-->'''Olaf:''' [[spoiler:[[VisualPun Hands down]], this is the best day of my life! And quite possibly the last...!]]

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-->'''Olaf:''' --->'''Olaf:''' [[spoiler:[[VisualPun Hands down]], this is the best day of my life! And quite possibly the last...!]]



-->'''Kristoff:''' Now ''that's'' ice. I may cry.\\

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-->'''Kristoff:''' --->'''Kristoff:''' Now ''that's'' ice. I may cry.\\



* MassiveNumberedSiblings: Hans has 12 brothers and he's the youngest.
* MasterActor: [[spoiler: Pretty much everything Hans does for most of the film is an act that he's using to [[ManipulativeBastard manipulate people so that he can become the king of Arendelle.]] He's extremely convincing, though.]]

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* MassiveNumberedSiblings: Hans has 12 twelve brothers and he's the youngest.
* MasterActor: [[spoiler: Pretty [[spoiler:Pretty much everything Hans does for most of the film is an act that he's using to [[ManipulativeBastard manipulate people so that he can become the king of Arendelle.]] He's extremely convincing, though.]]



** Right before Olaf is introduced, Anna says, "I never knew winter could be so...''beautiful''," in response to the ice-covered willow vines she and Kristoff are walking through. Later, when she first gets to see Elsa, Anna compliments Elsa on her new ice dress and Elsa replies, "Thank you. I never knew what I was capable of," with the exact same tone of voice that Anna used when looking at the willow trees.

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** Right before Olaf is introduced, Anna says, "I never knew winter could be so... ''beautiful''," in response to the ice-covered willow vines she and Kristoff are walking through. Later, when she first gets to see Elsa, Anna compliments Elsa on her new ice dress and Elsa replies, "Thank you. I never knew what I was capable of," with the exact same tone of voice that Anna used when looking at the willow trees.



** Kristoff is a Slovak deviation of Christopher, so of course he's going to be a good guy. And his canon last name is 'Bjorgman' - 'Bjorg' is a feminine Nordish name meaning 'help' or 'salvation'.
** Hans. It's derivative of the name 'John', which is what Anna thinks Hans' best friend's name might be. Also, it references 'Hans Christian Andersen'. [[spoiler: And in hindsight, he just wants to get his 'Hans' on the country.]]

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** Kristoff is a Slovak deviation of Christopher, so of course he's going to be a good guy. And his canon last name is 'Bjorgman' - 'Bjorg' "Bjorgman" -- "Bjorg" is a feminine Nordish name meaning 'help' "help" or 'salvation'.
"salvation".
** Hans. It's derivative of the name 'John', "John", which is what Anna thinks Hans' Hans's best friend's name might be. Also, it references 'Hans "Hans Christian Andersen'. [[spoiler: And in hindsight, he just wants to get his 'Hans' on the country.]]Andersen".



** Olaf has a name that is descended from the Old Norse name "Aleifr," which means "ancestor's descendent". He is Elsa's "descendent". His name is also Nordic for "treasure", and Olaf is more or less a "treasure" of the sisters' childhood memories. His name is also pronounced "oh, laugh", referring to his role as comic relief.

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** Olaf has a name that is descended from the Old Norse name "Aleifr," "Aleifr", which means "ancestor's descendent". He is Elsa's "descendent". His name is also Nordic for "treasure", and Olaf is more or less a "treasure" of the sisters' childhood memories. His name is also pronounced "oh, laugh", referring to his role as comic relief.



* MoodWhiplash: When Anna asks Hans for a kiss after Elsa freezes her heart, at first it seems all will go great, [[spoiler: but then Hans stops and refuses, revealing his true nature, leaving not only Anna, but also the movie's audience, completely shocked]].

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* MoodWhiplash: When Anna asks Hans for a kiss after Elsa freezes her heart, at first it seems all will go great, [[spoiler: but [[spoiler:but then Hans stops and refuses, revealing his true nature, leaving not only Anna, but also the movie's audience, completely shocked]].



* MurderByInaction: [[spoiler: Hans attempts this, depriving Anna of a supposedly life-saving kiss]]. Instead, he just leaves her to freeze to death. You could argue that he also sped up the process by extinguishing flames, but ultimately, it was a choice not to save, rather than to kill.

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* MurderByInaction: [[spoiler: Hans [[spoiler:Hans attempts this, depriving Anna of a supposedly life-saving kiss]]. Instead, he just leaves her to freeze to death. You could argue that he also sped up the process by extinguishing flames, but ultimately, it was a choice not to save, rather than to kill.



[[folder:N-Z]]

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[[folder:N-Z]]
[[folder:Tropes N to Z]]



-->"''Beautiful, powerful, dangerous, cold!\\

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-->"''Beautiful, -->''Beautiful, powerful, dangerous, cold!\\



Stronger than a hundred men!''"

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Stronger than a hundred men!''"men!''



-->'''Olaf:''' Some people are worth melting for [[spoiler: but just maybe not this second]].

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-->'''Olaf:''' --->'''Olaf:''' Some people are worth melting for [[spoiler: but [[spoiler:but just maybe not this second]].



*** It also gave the impression that Anna's relationship to Elsa would be a secret to the rest of the cast until a big reveal; and that Anna had ice powers of her own.

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*** ** It also gave the impression that Anna's relationship to Elsa would be a secret to the rest of the cast until a big reveal; and that Anna had ice powers of her own.



** A lot of ads for the movie make [[spoiler: Hans out to be a supporting character of the movie by having him pictured along with Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff. Granted he was technically a supporting character at the beginning of the film, but this is ultimately revealed to be an act - and by the end, he has revealed himself as the films most villainous character]].

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** A lot of ads for the movie make [[spoiler: Hans [[spoiler:Hans out to be a supporting character of the movie by having him pictured along with Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff. Granted he was technically a supporting character at the beginning of the film, but this is ultimately revealed to be an act - and by the end, he has revealed himself as the films most villainous character]].



** Aside from healing Anna, the trolls also remove her memories of Elsa's magic. It's not essential to the cure -- they just do it "to be safe." This not only raises a host of ethical problems, but leaves Anna clueless as to why her beloved sister is suddenly ignoring her, effectively driving a wedge between the two.
*** There is a strong implication that the reason they got rid of Anna's memories of Elsa's magic because it was when Elsa was playing with said powers that Anna got hurt, and there was a possibility that Anna might grow up afraid of Elsa if she knew that it was Elsa's magic that hurt her, even accidentally.

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** Aside from healing Anna, the trolls also remove her memories of Elsa's magic. It's not essential to the cure -- they just do it "to be safe." This not only raises a host of ethical problems, but leaves Anna clueless as to why her beloved sister is suddenly ignoring her, effectively driving a wedge between the two.
***
two. There is a strong implication that the reason they got rid of Anna's memories of Elsa's magic because it was when Elsa was playing with said powers that Anna got hurt, and there was a possibility that Anna might grow up afraid of Elsa if she knew that it was Elsa's magic that hurt her, even accidentally.



** Elsa apparently just wants to be left alone, so she chases away the one group of people who were trying to help her by [[spoiler: creating Marshmallow, who attacks them with a ferocity that endangers their lives.]]

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** Elsa apparently just wants to be left alone, so she chases away the one group of people who were trying to help her by [[spoiler: creating [[spoiler:creating Marshmallow, who attacks them with a ferocity that endangers their lives.]]



* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler: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, [[spoiler: 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 [[HeroicBSOD as 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.]]



* NiceJobFixingItVillain:
** [[spoiler: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, [[spoiler: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 [[HeroicBSOD as 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.]]



* NoBodyLeftBehind: A rare and strange non-fatal example [[spoiler: Hans is knocked out when he breaks his sword on the newly frozen Anna's hand, but is not visible in the wide-ish angle shots afterward. However, once Elsa thaws Arendelle, he regains consciousness and reappears on the ship's deck. Maybe he slid on his butt a few feet?]]

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* NoBodyLeftBehind: A rare and strange non-fatal example [[spoiler: Hans [[spoiler:Hans is knocked out when he breaks his sword on the newly frozen Anna's hand, but is not visible in the wide-ish angle shots afterward. However, once Elsa thaws Arendelle, he regains consciousness and reappears on the ship's deck. Maybe he slid on his butt a few feet?]]



* NorseByNorsewest: Arendelle is basically Norway.



* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: For the duration of "Fixer Upper," the trolls are all over Anna and Kristoff.
* NorseByNorsewest: Arendelle is basically Norway.

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* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: For the duration of "Fixer Upper," Upper", the trolls are all over Anna and Kristoff.
* NorseByNorsewest: Arendelle is basically Norway.
Kristoff.



-->'''Hans:''' Oh, boy! Uh...\\
'''Anna:''' This is awkward. Not ''you're'' awkward, but just because ''we're''...[[{{Adorkable}} I'm awkward-- you're gorgeous.]][[DidIJustSayThatOutLoud Wait, what?]]

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-->'''Hans:''' --->'''Hans:''' Oh, boy! Uh...\\
'''Anna:''' This is awkward. Not ''you're'' awkward, but just because ''we're''... [[{{Adorkable}} I'm awkward-- awkward]] -- you're gorgeous.]][[DidIJustSayThatOutLoud gorgeous. [[DidIJustSayThatOutLoud Wait, what?]]



** A minor out of universe case: No, the Cantonese voice actresses of Anna and Elsa, Kandy Wong and Kitty Wong, aren't actually sisters.



** "Vuelie," sung during the opening credits and logos (including the Disney castle logo).

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** "Vuelie," "Vuelie", sung during the opening credits and logos (including the Disney castle logo).



* OrphansOrdeal: Anna and Elsa's parents lose their lives in a storm on their way to visit a foreign kingdom by sea at the beginning of the film. This robs Elsa of the 2 people who know what she's going through, strains Anna and Elsa's failing relationship further than it already was, and forces Elsa to become queen at the young age of 21, a responsibility that she is by no means ready for.

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* OrphansOrdeal: Anna and Elsa's parents lose their lives in a storm on their way to visit a foreign kingdom by sea at the beginning of the film. This robs Elsa of the 2 two people who know what she's going through, strains Anna and Elsa's failing relationship further than it already was, and forces Elsa to become queen at the young age of 21, a responsibility that she is by no means ready for.



* TheOutsideWorld: Elsa and Anna both are trapped in the castle, [[PowerIncontinence Elsa physically out of necessity]], Anna metaphorically by naiveté (she could technically leave at any time). They both emerge into the Outside World in two different ways. Anna goes on a journey searching for Elsa, who decided to ''Let it Go'' and stop holding in her powers by fleeing nto the snowy mountains.

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* TheOutsideWorld: Elsa and Anna both are trapped in the castle, [[PowerIncontinence Elsa physically out of necessity]], Anna metaphorically by naiveté naïveté (she could technically leave at any time). They both emerge into the Outside World in two different ways. Anna goes on a journey searching for Elsa, who decided to ''Let it Go'' and stop holding in her powers by fleeing nto the snowy mountains.



* PairTheSpares: [[AvertedTrope Averted.]] Once Anna and Kristoff go on the adventure together—and especially after “Fixer Upper”—Hans seems to be [[IWantMyBelovedtoBeHappy the odd man out]]. Hans’ kindness to Elsa in the ice palace suggested a possible pairing, [[spoiler: but Hans’ later EvilAllAlong revelation upends this.]] [[FoeYayShipping Not that that's stopped some fanfic writers from trying]].
* ParentService: Elsa doing her SexyWalk in "Let It Go" in a slinky dress.

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* PairTheSpares: [[AvertedTrope Averted.]] {{Averted|Trope}}. Once Anna and Kristoff go on the adventure together—and together -- and especially after “Fixer Upper”—Hans "Fixer Upper" -- Hans seems to be [[IWantMyBelovedtoBeHappy the odd man out]]. Hans’ Hans's kindness to Elsa in the ice palace suggested a possible pairing, [[spoiler: but Hans’ [[spoiler:but Hans's later EvilAllAlong revelation upends this.]] [[FoeYayShipping Not that that's stopped some fanfic writers from trying]].
* ParentService: Elsa doing her SexyWalk in "Let It Go" in a slinky dress.
trying]].



* ParentService: Elsa doing her SexyWalk in "Let It Go" in a slinky dress.



* PersonalRaincloud: [[spoiler:Olaf gets his own personal ''snow'' cloud at the end of the movie, although it's not for grief; it's meant to keep him alive in summer]].



* PersonalRaincloud: [[spoiler:Olaf gets his own personal ''snow'' cloud at the end of the movie, although it's not for grief; it's meant to keep him alive in summer]].



* ThePowerOfLove: A big theme for the film, but it also plays around with expectations on what love is.
** It can ''shatter a sword in mid strike''. [[Music/HueyLewisAndTheNews "Tougher than diamonds and stronger than steel", indeed]].
** [[spoiler:This is also what allows Elsa to finally control her powers]].

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* ThePowerOfLove: A big theme for the film, but it also plays around with expectations on what love is.
**
is. It can ''shatter a sword in mid strike''. mid-strike''. [[Music/HueyLewisAndTheNews "Tougher than diamonds and stronger than steel", indeed]].
**
indeed]]. [[spoiler:This is also what allows Elsa to finally control her powers]].



* PrincessesRule: Surprisingly averted in a Disney film. Although Anna and Elsa both make great Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es, early on in the film, ''Princess'' Elsa becomes ''Queen'' Elsa, and she is ''not'' [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen a villain]].

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* PrincessesRule: PrincessesRule:
**
Surprisingly averted in a Disney film. Although Anna and Elsa both make great Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es, early on in the film, ''Princess'' Elsa becomes ''Queen'' Elsa, and she is ''not'' [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen a villain]].



* RealityEnsues: Even though Anna ''is'' a Princess and Hans ''is'' a Prince, and they sang that love duet "Love is an Open Door," Elsa refuses to let them marry right away no matter how infatuated they are, for the seeming reason that A) this is the 19th century, when marriages among royals were usually in the interest of politics rather than love, B) marriage wouldn't come for at least five to six months, and C) as Elsa is the ruler, Anna needs her permission to get married. Now, obviously Elsa is greatly concerned about Anna, but realistically, she would be in a position to cut Anna from the line of succession (A good real life exploration of what happens if one doesn't ask for permission is what happened to the sisters of Lady Jane Grey).

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* RealityEnsues: Even though Anna ''is'' a Princess and Hans ''is'' a Prince, and they sang that love duet "Love is Is an Open Door," Door", Elsa refuses to let them marry right away no matter how infatuated they are, for the seeming reason that A) this is the 19th century, when marriages among royals were usually in the interest of politics rather than love, B) marriage wouldn't come for at least five to six months, and C) as Elsa is the ruler, Anna needs her permission to get married. Now, obviously Elsa is greatly concerned about Anna, but realistically, she would be in a position to cut Anna from the line of succession (A (a good real life real-life exploration of what happens if one doesn't ask for permission is what happened to the sisters of Lady Jane Grey).



-->'''Both:''' ''Cause life’s too short''\\

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-->'''Both:''' --->'''Both:''' ''Cause life’s life's too short''\\



'''Both:''' ''Life’s too short''\\

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'''Both:''' ''Life’s ''Life's too short''\\



--\\
'''Anna:''' ''There it is! The door you’d love to slam in my face!''\\
'''Elsa:''' ''You’re a fool who married a stranger!''

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--\\
[...]\\
'''Anna:''' ''There it is! The door you’d you'd love to slam in my face!''\\
'''Elsa:''' ''You’re ''You're a fool who married a stranger!''



-->'''Anna:''' The only frozen heart around here is ''[[NoYou yours]]''.

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-->'''Anna:''' --->'''Anna:''' The only frozen heart around here is ''[[NoYou yours]]''.



* RedEyesTakeWarning:
** The wolves that ambush Anna and Kristoff's sled in the forest seem to have eyes that glow red as they stalk towards their prey.
** Marshmallow's empty eye sockets glow blue when he's enraged.

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* RedEyesTakeWarning:
**
RedEyesTakeWarning: The wolves that ambush Anna and Kristoff's sled in the forest seem to have eyes that glow red as they stalk towards their prey.
** Marshmallow's empty eye sockets glow blue when he's enraged.
prey.



-->'''Elsa''': The cold never bothered me anyway.

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-->'''Elsa''': -->'''Elsa:''' The cold never bothered me anyway.



* RewatchBonus: Hans' introduction and song with Anna. [[spoiler: He systematically builds a fake personality designed to appeal to Anna through a mixture of standard manipulation techniques and cold reading, all while playing it off as "coming out of his shell".]]
* RichSuitorPoorSuitor: Hans and Kristoff. Hans is a prince, and though it's not mentioned how well Kristoff lives on his ice business, he seems to be always on the road with Sven and crashing in peoples' barns (this is more obvious in a storyboarded deleted version of his introduction with Anna, where his last name "Bjorgman" was revealed and he claimed he had no permanent residency).

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* RewatchBonus: Hans' introduction and song with Anna. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He systematically builds a fake personality designed to appeal to Anna through a mixture of standard manipulation techniques and cold reading, all while playing it off as "coming out of his shell".]]
* RichSuitorPoorSuitor: Hans and Kristoff. Hans is a prince, and though it's not mentioned how well Kristoff lives on his ice business, he seems to be always on the road with Sven and crashing in peoples' barns (this is more obvious in a storyboarded deleted version of his introduction with Anna, where his last name "Bjorgman" was is revealed and he claimed claims he had has no permanent residency).



-->'''Olaf''': Hey, Anna! Sven! Where'd you guys go? We totally lost [[FluffyTheTerrible Marshmallow]] back there! [''Marshmallow roars behind him''] Hey, we were just talking about you! [[BlatantLies All good things, all good things...]].

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-->'''Olaf''': -->'''Olaf:''' Hey, Anna! Sven! Where'd you guys go? We totally lost [[FluffyTheTerrible Marshmallow]] back there! [''Marshmallow ''[Marshmallow roars behind him''] him]'' Hey, we were just talking about you! [[BlatantLies All good things, all good things...]].



** After being left in charge by Anna, Prince Hans has the palace staff organize a hot soup kitchen and hand out warm clothes and blankets to help the people deal with the sudden cold. [[spoiler: Ironically, while TheReveal makes it clear that it was all a cynical act to make himself popular and make his planned ursurption of the throne easier,]] it is actually the best, and probably ''only'', act of competent governing we see in the movie. Even after the happy ending, Elsa is only seen making a skate ring in the palace for the people. It certainly looks beautiful, but it's not exactly a core function of a government.

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** After being left in charge by Anna, Prince Hans has the palace staff organize a hot soup kitchen and hand out warm clothes and blankets to help the people deal with the sudden cold. [[spoiler: Ironically, [[spoiler:Ironically, while TheReveal makes it clear that it was all a cynical act to make himself popular and make his planned ursurption of the throne easier,]] it is actually the best, and probably ''only'', act of competent governing we see in the movie. Even after the happy ending, Elsa is only seen making a skate ring in the palace for the people. It certainly looks beautiful, but it's not exactly a core function of a government.



* RuleOfThree
** The Duke of Weaseltown [[note]][[RunningGag WESELTON!]][[/note]] refers to Elsa as a monster three times: first after she knocks him over at the castle doors, again after he questions whether Anna has any powers, and finally after [[spoiler: Hans [[BlatantLies tells him about Anna's "death"]].]]
** Elsa makes an ice surface by stomping the ground on three occasions; once during her and Anna's MinorKidroduction, again during "Let it Go" when she's making the ice castle, and finally [[spoiler: during the ending, when forming the skating rink in the courtyard.]]

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* RuleOfThree
RuleOfThree:
** The Duke of Weaseltown [[note]][[RunningGag WESELTON!]][[/note]] refers to Elsa as a monster three times: first after she knocks him over at the castle doors, again after he questions whether Anna has any powers, and finally after [[spoiler: Hans [[spoiler:Hans [[BlatantLies tells him about Anna's "death"]].]]
** Elsa makes an ice surface by stomping the ground on three occasions; once during her and Anna's MinorKidroduction, again during "Let it Go" when she's making the ice castle, and finally [[spoiler: during [[spoiler:during the ending, when forming the skating rink in the courtyard.]]



* ShapedLikeItself: "I’m never going back, The past is in the paaaasssst..."

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* ShapedLikeItself: "I’m "I'm never going back, The past is in the paaaasssst..."



** With ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', apparently, if you catch Rapunzel and Eugene Fitzherbert being among the coronation guests filing in during "For the First Time In Forever".

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** With ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', apparently, if you catch Rapunzel and Eugene Fitzherbert being among the coronation guests filing in during "For the First Time In in Forever".



* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Kristoff ''repeatedly'' tells the trolls that he's not in a relationship with Anna. He even manages to briefly cut off "Fixer Upper" when he tells them she is engaged to ''someone else'', but the trolls decide that a fiancé is not a fixed thing -- and by the way, they don't see no ring.

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* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Kristoff ''repeatedly'' tells the trolls that he's not in a relationship with Anna. He even manages to briefly cut off "Fixer Upper" when he tells them she is engaged to ''someone else'', but the trolls decide that a fiancé is not a fixed thing -- and by the way, they don't see no ring.



-->'''Anna:''' [[spoiler:The only frozen heart around here is ''yours''. (punches him in the face so hard it knocks him off the ship)]]

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-->'''Anna:''' [[spoiler:The only frozen heart around here is ''yours''. (punches ''[punches him in the face so hard it knocks him off the ship)]]ship]'']]



* SiblingMurder: Elsa nearly accidentally killed her sister as a child. They were playing with Elsa's [[AnIcePerson ice powers]] when Elsa slipped and hit Anna in the head. Anna was saved by trolls but afterwards their parents separated the sisters. Years later [[spoiler:this occurs again when Elsa accidentally freezes Anna's heart during a panic attack. Anna turns to ice in the climax but is revived through ThePowerOfLove]].
* SiblingYinYang: [[CuteClumsyGirl Anna]] and [[DefrostingIceQueen Elsa]]. They are even visually [[RedOniBlueOni very different]], with Elsa's hair in a single, lone French braid and Anna's in pigtails. Interestingly, we see a few instances of Anna attempting to imitate Elsa and [[HilarityEnsues failing miserably]] (imitating her vocal style in "For the First Time In Forever" and her attempt at royally ordering Kristoff to give her a lift).
** The trope itself is [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] in ''A Sister More Like Me''; Anna and Elsa compare and contrast each other's personalities and they each wished the other would be more like them while growing up, but ultimately realize that they appreciate their differences and that they complement each other.

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* SiblingMurder: Elsa nearly accidentally killed kills her sister as a child. They were are playing with Elsa's [[AnIcePerson ice powers]] when Elsa slipped slips and hit Anna in the head. Anna was is saved by trolls but afterwards their parents separated separate the sisters. Years later [[spoiler:this occurs again when Elsa accidentally freezes Anna's heart during a panic attack. Anna turns to ice in the climax but is revived through ThePowerOfLove]].
* SiblingYinYang: [[CuteClumsyGirl Anna]] and [[DefrostingIceQueen Elsa]]. They are even visually [[RedOniBlueOni very different]], with Elsa's hair in a single, lone French braid and Anna's in pigtails. Interestingly, we see a few instances of Anna attempting to imitate Elsa and [[HilarityEnsues failing miserably]] (imitating her vocal style in "For the First Time In in Forever" and her attempt at royally ordering Kristoff to give her a lift).
**
lift). The trope itself is [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] in ''A "A Sister More Like Me''; Me"; Anna and Elsa compare and contrast each other's personalities and they each wished wish the other would be more like them while growing up, but ultimately realize that they appreciate their differences and that they complement each other.



* SnowMeansCold: Played straight. When Elsa loses control of her powers in the middle of the summer, the countryside quickly turns cold and snow begins to fall.
* SnowMeansDeath: When the film reaches its climax, as [[spoiler: Elsa is imprisoned, Anna is dying, and Hans reveals he was evil]], the landscape turns from a relatively benign winter wonderland to wracked by a harsh snowstorm. [[spoiler: Justified as Elsa at this point is terrified out of her mind that Anna might be dying and her emotions are directly causing the raging storm. Once Hans lies to her about Anna's death, Elsa falls so deep into despair that she no longer cares about anything, and the storm subsides.]]



* SofterAndSlowerCover: "Let It Go ~ありのままで~ ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNllIXAsFMY Heartful Version]])", a R&B cover done by May J, the singer of the credits version of "Let It Go" in Japan.
* TheSociopath: Good ol' [[spoiler:Prince Hans]] is an excellent actor. [[spoiler: He was prepared to kill Elsa shortly after marrying Anna, doesn't flinch in the slightest as he prepares to allow Anna to freeze to death, and shamelessly tells several diplomats that she died in his arms as they completed their wedding vows even as he lets a few tears roll down his cheeks.]]

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* SofterAndSlowerCover: "Let It Go ~ありのままで~ ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNllIXAsFMY Heartful Version]])", a R&B cover done by May J, SnowMeansCold: Played straight. When Elsa loses control of her powers in the singer middle of the credits version summer, the countryside quickly turns cold and snow begins to fall.
* SnowMeansDeath: When the film reaches its climax, as [[spoiler:Elsa is imprisoned, Anna is dying, and Hans reveals he was evil]], the landscape turns from a relatively benign winter wonderland to wracked by a harsh snowstorm. [[spoiler:Justified as Elsa at this point is terrified out
of "Let It Go" in Japan.
her mind that Anna might be dying and her emotions are directly causing the raging storm. Once Hans lies to her about Anna's death, Elsa falls so deep into despair that she no longer cares about anything, and the storm subsides.]]
* TheSociopath: Good ol' [[spoiler:Prince Hans]] is an excellent actor. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He was prepared to kill Elsa shortly after marrying Anna, doesn't flinch in the slightest as he prepares to allow Anna to freeze to death, and shamelessly tells several diplomats that she died in his arms as they completed their wedding vows even as he lets a few tears roll down his cheeks.]]



** ''Olaf.'' [[spoiler:With Kristoff having left the castle town at the critical point where Anna was dying, Hans's plan may very well had worked leaving him with technically clean hands. However, there was ''no way'' he could have planned for Olaf making his way to the castle - and helping Anna warm up and get to Elsa]].
** Elsa [[spoiler: denies Anna's marriage to Hans. This delayed his plans and gave Anna a lesson in trusting people so quickly while at the same time showing her ThePowerOfLove]].
* SpeakOfTheDevil:
** Slanted. Olaf says, "Let's go kiss Hans! Who is this Hans?" We immediately cut to Hans in another location.

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** ''Olaf.'' [[spoiler:With Kristoff having left the castle town at the critical point where Anna was dying, Hans's plan may very well had worked leaving him with technically clean hands. However, there was ''no way'' he could have planned for Olaf making his way to the castle - -- and helping Anna warm up and get to Elsa]].
** Elsa [[spoiler: denies [[spoiler:denies Anna's marriage to Hans. This delayed his plans and gave Anna a lesson in trusting people so quickly while at the same time showing her ThePowerOfLove]].
* SpeakOfTheDevil:
** Slanted. Olaf says, "Let's go kiss Hans! Who is this Hans?" We immediately cut to Hans in another location.
ThePowerOfLove]].



** A great Woolseyism in the Finnish translation: "Let it go" is translated as "Taakse jää", meaning something like "It stays behind". "Jää" here is a form of the verb 'to stay'…but there's also a ''noun'' "jää", which means ''ice''. Plus, "Taakse" can also be considered a command form of "back", so the phrase could be translated as something like "Stay back, ice", fitting with how Elsa wants to control her powers.
** During "For the First Time In Forever," there's the line "Tonight imagine me gown and all / Fetchingly ''draped'' against the wall..." (this said while Anna has ''wrapped herself'' in the drapes)

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** A great Woolseyism in the Finnish translation: "Let it go" It Go" is translated as "Taakse jää", meaning something like "It stays behind". "Jää" here is a form of the verb 'to stay'…but "to stay"... but there's also a ''noun'' "jää", which means ''ice''. Plus, "Taakse" can also be considered a command form of "back", so the phrase could be translated as something like "Stay back, ice", fitting with how Elsa wants to control her powers.
** During "For the First Time In in Forever," there's the line "Tonight imagine me gown and all / Fetchingly ''draped'' against the wall..." (this said while Anna has ''wrapped herself'' in the drapes)



** Anna briefly holds 3 ducklings. 3 is an odd number. Anna is the odd duck out.
** Olaf mistakenly calls Kristoff "Sven"--he was referring to Kristoff with a ''pet name.''

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** Anna briefly holds 3 three ducklings. 3 Three is an odd number. Anna is the odd duck out.
** Olaf mistakenly calls Kristoff "Sven"--he "Sven" -- he was referring to Kristoff with a ''pet name.''



* StockSoundEffect: Baby Kate Cry

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* StockSoundEffect: Baby Kate CryCry.



-->'''Olaf:''' ''Winter's a good time to stay in and cuddle''\\
''But put me in summer and I'll be a...''\\
''[Olaf approaches a puddle, thinks for a moment, then jumps right over it, instead belting out.....]''\\
''Happpppppeeeee snowman!''

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-->'''Olaf:''' ** "In Summer":
--->'''Olaf:'''
''Winter's a good time to stay in and cuddle''\\
''But
cuddle\\
But
put me in summer and I'll be a...''\\
''[Olaf
\\
[Olaf
approaches a puddle, thinks for a moment, then jumps right over it, instead belting out.....]''\\
''Happpppppeeeee
out...]\\
Happpppppeeeee
snowman!''



-->''Here I stand''\\
''And here I'll stay.''\\
''Let the storm rage on...''\\
(At this point, one expects her to say "The cold never bothered me anyway," like is done in verses 1 and 3, but Elsa goes straight into the bridge.)
** PlayedForDrama in the reprise of ''For the first time in forever''. The rhyming scheme sets Anna's final line up to be "everything will be all right". She gets to "be" before Elsa cuts her off with a [[BigNo Big "I CAN'T"]], a blast of PowerIncontinence, and things [[FromBadToWorse getting much worse]] instead.

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-->''Here --->''Here I stand''\\
''And
stand\\
And
here I'll stay.\\
Let the storm rage on...
''\\
''Let the storm rage on...''\\
(At
::: At this point, one expects her to say "The cold never bothered me anyway," like is done in verses 1 and 3, but Elsa goes straight into the bridge.)
bridge.
** PlayedForDrama in the reprise of ''For "For the first time First Time in forever''.Forever". The rhyming scheme sets Anna's final line up to be "everything will be all right". She gets to "be" before Elsa cuts her off with a [[BigNo Big "I CAN'T"]], a blast of PowerIncontinence, and things [[FromBadToWorse getting much worse]] instead.



* SubvertedTrope:
** ''Frozen'' has garnered a lot of praise from some quarters for modernising Disney tropes about romance. In the film, Anna is called out by Elsa for thinking herself in love with Hans, even though she has only known him a matter of hours. While this is more extreme than usual, it does call out the tendency of two characters deciding they are destined to be together within a few days -- which doesn't just feature in Disney movies, but many family-friendly films. The pairing of Anna and Kristoff is far more subtle and doesn't even result in an engagement. It's even questionable as to whether Kristoff's kiss would have cured Anna.
** The handsome Prince riding in to save the day. Watch the BigDamnHeroes finale closely. While Kristoff was brave to ride on in, he had almost nothing to do with saving Elsa or Anna. [[spoiler:''Olaf'' saved Anna from freezing to death at the risk of his life and let her out of that room. Anna saved Elsa at risk to her life, resulting in Elsa saving Anna.]]
** Villains being easily recognisable just by their appearance. We are reminded of this with the JerkAss Duke, and then it's flipped on its head with the gorgeous [[spoiler:Hans.]]



* TakenForGranite: [[spoiler: The final effect of Elsa's magic striking Anna's heart is that [[BodyHorror Anna's entire body turns to ice from the inside out in the course of a few moments.]] ]]

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* TakenForGranite: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The final effect of Elsa's magic striking Anna's heart is that [[BodyHorror Anna's entire body turns to ice from the inside out in the course of a few moments.]] ]]



* TapOnTheHead [[spoiler: Elsa gets one of these from a falling ice-chandelier, of all things (carefully dealt by Hans, though nobody realizes at the time). She's unconscious for what must be a few hours, but recovers very quickly after a few seconds of blurred vision.]]
** [[spoiler: She inadvertently does the same to Hans in the climax via throwing him backwards with a magical shockwave- though he's only out for a few minutes and is visibly groggy afterwards.]]

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* TapOnTheHead [[spoiler: Elsa TapOnTheHead:
** [[spoiler:Elsa
gets one of these from a falling ice-chandelier, of all things (carefully dealt by Hans, though nobody realizes at the time). She's unconscious for what must be a few hours, but recovers very quickly after a few seconds of blurred vision.]]
** [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She inadvertently does the same to Hans in the climax via throwing him backwards with a magical shockwave- shockwave -- though he's only out for a few minutes and is visibly groggy afterwards.]]



-->'''Anna:''' ''For the first time in forever, nothing's in my waaaaay--''[crashes into Hans's horse]'' '' Hey!

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-->'''Anna:''' --->'''Anna:''' ''For the first time in forever, nothing's in my waaaaay--''[crashes waaaaay-- [crashes into Hans's horse]'' '' Hey!



* TerribleTrio: The Duke of Weselton and his two nameless guards.



-->'''Princess Anna:''' I want you to take me up the North Mountain.\\
'''Kristoff Bjorgman:''' I don't take people places.\\
'''Princess Anna:''' Let me rephrase that. ''[throws a sack at Kristoff containing his supplies]'' Take me up the North Mountain...please.
* ThatManIsDead: In "Let it Go", it's clear Elsa feels this way regarding the persona she adopted while in the castle. Her complete visual transformation from 'Queen of Arendelle' to 'Ice Sorceress' really hammers this point home.

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-->'''Princess Anna:''' -->'''Anna:''' I want you to take me up the North Mountain.\\
'''Kristoff Bjorgman:''' '''Kristoff:''' I don't take people places.\\
'''Princess Anna:''' '''Anna:''' Let me rephrase that. ''[throws a sack at Kristoff containing his supplies]'' Take me up the North Mountain... please.
* ThatManIsDead: In "Let it It Go", it's clear Elsa feels this way regarding the persona she adopted while in the castle. Her complete visual transformation from 'Queen "Queen of Arendelle' Arendelle" to 'Ice Sorceress' "Ice Sorceress" really hammers this point home.



** Olaf does this to a lesser extent. This can be heard happening when Anna and Kristoff first meet him. Also, when Anna hesitates before knocking on Elsa's front door, he says, “Knock? Just knock. Why isn’t she knocking? Do you think she knows how to knock?”

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** Olaf does this to a lesser extent. This can be heard happening when Anna and Kristoff first meet him. Also, when Anna hesitates before knocking on Elsa's front door, he says, “Knock? "Knock? Just knock. Why isn’t isn't she knocking? Do you think she knows how to knock?”knock?"



** Anna wondering if she's elated or gassy during "For the First Time In Forever".

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** Anna wondering if she's elated or gassy during "For the First Time In in Forever".



*** One of the troll children mentions how Kristoff only tinkles in the woods, [[TooMuchInformation something Anna didn't need to know]]. [[note]]In case you're wondering, we're talking about him relieving himself near trees[[/note]]

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*** One of the troll children mentions how Kristoff only tinkles in the woods, [[TooMuchInformation something Anna didn't need to know]]. [[note]]In case you're wondering, we're talking about him relieving himself near trees[[/note]]trees.[[/note]]



%%* TooDumbToLive: In the reprise of "For the First Time in Forever," Anna is oblivious to the increasingly violent snowstorm surrounding Elsa. The end result is [[spoiler:a near-fatal ice blast to the heart]]



** Some of the trailers spoil the scene where [[spoiler: Elsa thaws Arendelle at the end]].

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** Some of the trailers spoil the scene where [[spoiler: Elsa [[spoiler:Elsa thaws Arendelle at the end]].



** The "Epilogue" track, which is a reprise of "For The First Time in Forever" and "Do You Wanna Build a Snowman". For the first time in forever, [[spoiler:Anna finally has the bond with her sister she had been seeking for years. Note that they're skating together with Olaf, [[BookEnds just like in their introduction]]]].
** "For the First Time in Forever (reprise)" starts off as a TriumphantReprise, but ends up becoming a DarkReprise about halfway through.

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** The "Epilogue" track, which is a reprise of "For The the First Time in Forever" and "Do You Wanna Build a Snowman". For the first time in forever, [[spoiler:Anna finally has the bond with her sister she had been seeking for years. Note that they're skating together with Olaf, [[BookEnds just like in their introduction]]]].
** "For the First Time in Forever (reprise)" (Reprise)" starts off as a TriumphantReprise, but ends up becoming a DarkReprise about halfway through.



* TrueBlueFemininity: Anna and Elsa both wear dresses that are mainly blue, although Anna's other outfits incorporate a lot of green because she is both feminine and significantly cheerier than her sister. Meanwhile, Elsa's costumes all include some form of blue: her sky-blue ice dress, the blue dresses she wears as a child, her teal coronation dress and cyan colored gloves.
* TrueLovesKiss: [[spoiler: Played with to a great extent. Anna thinks that a kiss from Hans will break the spell, but she's wrong; Hans doesn't love her. Kristoff and Anna realize that they're in love with each other, but we never get to see if their kiss will work. The act of true love that breaks Anna's curse is not a kiss, but rather ''her own'' HeroicSacrifice to protect Elsa. Interestingly enough, the idea of the cure even ''being a kiss'' at all was purely thanks to the ''trolls'' interpreting it as such in the heat of the moment (see WrongGenreSavvy below)]].

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* TrueBlueFemininity: Anna and Elsa both wear dresses that are mainly blue, although Anna's other outfits incorporate a lot of green because she is both feminine and significantly cheerier than her sister. Meanwhile, Elsa's costumes all include some form of blue: her sky-blue ice dress, the blue dresses she wears as a child, her teal coronation dress and cyan colored cyan-colored gloves.
* TrueLovesKiss: [[spoiler: Played [[spoiler:Played with to a great extent. Anna thinks that a kiss from Hans will break the spell, but she's wrong; Hans doesn't love her. Kristoff and Anna realize that they're in love with each other, but we never get to see if their kiss will work. The act of true love that breaks Anna's curse is not a kiss, but rather ''her own'' HeroicSacrifice to protect Elsa. Interestingly enough, the idea of the cure even ''being a kiss'' at all was purely thanks to the ''trolls'' interpreting it as such in the heat of the moment (see WrongGenreSavvy below)]].



* UnusuallyUninterestingSight:
** During "For the First Time In Forever," Princess Anna - who has undoubtedly been seen at least ''occasionally'' - dancing and singing her way down the railing of the road to the castle with the visitors taking no notice of her.
* UnwantedAssistance: Kristoff's response to "Fixer Upper." He doesn't want his family's "help" impressing Anna because all they do is talk about his flaws. Also, and far more importantly, it's preventing them from examining Anna and determining what Elsa's magic blast did to her.

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight:
**
UnusuallyUninterestingSight: During "For the First Time In Forever," in Forever", Princess Anna - -- who has undoubtedly been seen at least ''occasionally'' - -- dancing and singing her way down the railing of the road to the castle with the visitors taking no notice of her.
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* UnwantedAssistance: Kristoff's response to "Fixer Upper." Upper". He doesn't want his family's "help" impressing Anna because all they do is talk about his flaws. Also, and far more importantly, it's preventing them from examining Anna and determining what Elsa's magic blast did to her.



** The Duke of Weselton has a ''very'' minor one when, [[spoiler:as he is forced to return home to Weselton in disgrace; he insists that he is the victim of fear. Not only is Elsa having all trade with his country cut off due to his blatant act of attempted regicide, but [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne Elsa has ordered that his name be pronounced on the decree as]] [[RunningGag "Weasel Town"]] just because she knows it will royally piss him off even further]].

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** The Duke of Weselton has a ''very'' minor one when, [[spoiler:as he is forced to return home to Weselton in disgrace; disgrace, he insists that he is the victim of fear. Not only is Elsa having all trade with his country cut off due to his blatant act of attempted regicide, but [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne Elsa has ordered that his name be pronounced on the decree as]] [[RunningGag "Weasel Town"]] just because she knows it will royally piss him off even further]].



** [[spoiler: Hans gets past Marshmallow by slicing off his leg, and goes to rescue the soldiers.]]

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** [[spoiler: Hans [[spoiler:Hans gets past Marshmallow by slicing off his leg, and goes to rescue the soldiers.]]



** [[spoiler:"Let it Go" is an odd case. It was actually originally intended to be one of these, but the writers ultimately realized the song was too positive for a villain. Rather than changing it to make it more consistent with the villainous direction they were originally going for with Elsa, the filmmakers were actually inspired by the song to change Elsa from a TragicVillain to a ClassicalAntihero {{Deuteragonist}}, even if it meant heavily rewriting most of the plot. Despite no longer actually being one, in some respects it still retains some of the beat and feel of a villain song, and contains elements that would seem quite at home in one, such as a powerful magic user conjuring a giant fortress for herself while singing gleefully about how she's not going to live by anyone else's rules anymore.]]
*** [[spoiler: The German translation of the lyrics makes it sound more of a villain song, with phrases such as "Die Kraft sie ist Grenzenlos" (The power is limitless), "Die Kälte sie ist nun ein Teil von mir" (The cold is now part of me) and "Nur ein Gedanke und die Welt wird ganz aus Eis" (Just a thought will turn the world to ice)]].
** [[spoiler: “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 {{Deconstruction}} 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.]][[invoked]]
** [[spoiler:The ''Frozen'' OST contains an outtake called "You're You", which implies more of Hans's ulterior motives than "Love is an Open Door" does]].
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: [[spoiler:Hans, ''even towards the viewer''. No one knows about his usurpation plan and instead view him as TheWisePrince]].
* VillainsNeverLie: [[spoiler: 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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** [[spoiler:"Let it Go" is an odd case. It was actually originally intended to be one of these, but the writers ultimately realized the song was too positive for a villain. Rather than changing it to make it more consistent with the villainous direction they were originally going for with Elsa, the filmmakers were actually inspired by the song to change Elsa from a TragicVillain to a ClassicalAntihero {{Deuteragonist}}, even if it meant heavily rewriting most of the plot. Despite no longer actually being one, in some respects it still retains some of the beat and feel of a villain song, and contains elements that would seem quite at home in one, such as a powerful magic user conjuring a giant fortress for herself while singing gleefully about how she's not going to live by anyone else's rules anymore.]]
*** [[spoiler:
]] The German translation of the lyrics makes [[spoiler:makes it sound more of a villain song, with phrases such as "Die Kraft sie ist Grenzenlos" (The power is limitless), "Die Kälte sie ist nun ein Teil von mir" (The cold is now part of me) and "Nur ein Gedanke und die Welt wird ganz aus Eis" (Just a thought will turn the world to ice)]].
** [[spoiler: “Love is [[spoiler:"Love Is an Open Door” 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 Anna's naivete becomes an “open door” "open door" for Hans’ Hans' plan to usurp Arendelle’s Arendelle's throne. Anna and Hans’ Hans' exchange of “We "We finish each other’s—Sandwiches!—That’s other's—Sandwiches!—That's what I was going to say!” say!" goes from being {{Adorkable}} to evidence of Hans’ Hans' [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative prowess]]. The paired singing of “You "You and I were just meant to be” be" becomes especially emblematic of the film’s film's {{Deconstruction}} 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.]][[invoked]]
** [[spoiler:The ''Frozen'' OST contains an outtake called "You're You", which implies more of Hans's ulterior motives than "Love is Is an Open Door" does]].
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: [[spoiler:Hans, ''even towards the viewer''. No one No-one knows about his usurpation plan and instead view him as TheWisePrince]].
* VillainsNeverLie: [[spoiler: After [[spoiler: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.]]



** In "For the First Time In Forever," the second verse starts "Tonight imagine me, gown and all/fetchingly draped against the wall", as Anna approaches a nearby drape, twirls, wraps herself up in it, and then dramatically leans against the column, and hits herself with the drawstring.
** As Olaf once more starts to melt in the heat, he says "Hands down, this is the best day of my life..". Immediately, his left arm falls off before Elsa resurrects him. Hands down, indeed....

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** In "For the First Time In Forever," in Forever", the second verse starts "Tonight imagine me, gown and all/fetchingly draped against the wall", wall," as Anna approaches a nearby drape, twirls, wraps herself up in it, and then dramatically leans against the column, and hits herself with the drawstring.
** As Olaf once more starts to melt in the heat, he says "Hands down, this is the best day of my life..". life..." Immediately, his left arm falls off before Elsa resurrects him. Hands down, indeed....



* WalkOnWater: Elsa can achieve this by using her powers to freeze the water on which she steps completely solid. She makes good use of this ability during her escape from the castle after her powers are exposed, when she flees across the surrounding fjords. She doesn't stick around long enough to see the ice left behind quickly spreads to freeze the ''entire'' fjord, disrupting the water currents, and causing the air temperatures to drop and snow to start falling. Possibly a ShoutOut to Kurt Vonnegut's "Cat's Cradle" and its lethal, self-proliferating "Ice Nine".
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:Hans is a villain!]]

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* Walkingspoiler: [[spoiler:Hans is a villain!]]
* WalkOnWater: Elsa can achieve this by using her powers to freeze the water on which she steps completely solid. She makes good use of this ability during her escape from the castle after her powers are exposed, when she flees across the surrounding fjords. She doesn't stick around long enough to see the ice left behind quickly spreads to freeze the ''entire'' fjord, disrupting the water currents, and causing the air temperatures to drop and snow to start falling. Possibly a ShoutOut to Kurt Vonnegut's "Cat's Cradle" ''Literature/CatsCradle'' and its lethal, self-proliferating "Ice Nine".
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:Hans is a villain!]]
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-->[[spoiler:'''Hans:''' Oh, Anna...''if only there was someone out there who loved you.'']]

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-->[[spoiler:'''Hans:''' Oh, Anna... ''if only there was someone out there who loved you.'']]



-->'''Anna:''' She couldn't have had ''tropical'' powers that covered the fjord in white sand and warm...''[sees the smoke coming from the chimney of Wandering Oaken's Trading Post and Sauna]''....fire!

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-->'''Anna:''' She couldn't have had ''tropical'' powers that covered the fjord in white sand and warm... ''[sees the smoke coming from the chimney of Wandering Oaken's Trading Post and Sauna]''....Sauna]'' ... fire!



* YouALLShareMyStory: After Anna's accident, she is healed by a bunch of trolls, who just so happen to be [[spoiler: Kristoff's adopted parents]].

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* YouALLShareMyStory: After Anna's accident, she is healed by a bunch of trolls, who just so happen to be [[spoiler: Kristoff's [[spoiler:Kristoff's adopted parents]].



* YouMonster: [[JerkAss The Duke]] yells that Elsa is a monster three times when he sees her ice powers. It's implied he [[FantasticRacism is prejudiced against people who can use magic]].

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* YouMonster: [[JerkAss [[{{Jerkass}} The Duke]] yells that Elsa is a monster three times when he sees her ice powers. It's implied he [[FantasticRacism is prejudiced against people who can use magic]].



* YoungerAndHipper: Inverted. Kai and Gerda, who were the [[KidHero child-aged protagonists]] in the original story, are replaced by the young adult protagonists in this version. They themselves appear as a pair of middle-aged servants, and in ''Once Upon A Time'' become the names assigned to Anna and Elsa's parents.

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* YoungerAndHipper: Inverted. Kai and Gerda, who were the [[KidHero child-aged protagonists]] in the original story, are replaced by the young adult protagonists in this version. They themselves appear as a pair of middle-aged servants, and in ''Once Upon A a Time'' become the names assigned to Anna and Elsa's parents.
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* MissingTrailerScene:
** The scene of Kristoff shouting "Now we just have to survive this blizzard!" while holding onto Olaf, to which Anna responds, "That's no blizzard! That's my sister!" which is followed by a shot of Elsa conjuring up a blast of snow on top of the mountain is absent from the film. The scene itself comes from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM9palXgpC4 test animation]] of the sequence where Anna and Kristoff dive off the cliff to escape from Marshmallow.[[note]]While the sequence of events and some of the dialogue is the same as in the final film in this version, in this version Anna is reluctant to go off the cliff and doesn't have a streak in her hair. Marshmallow also is actively trying to kill them instead of scare them away, and his arms are made from tree branches instead of solid snow and ice.[[/note]]
** The shot of Sven dragging his butt along the ice with his front legs scrabbling frantically, but making ''very'' slow progress, also doesn't appear in the film itself. However, a similar scene does appear in the film when Sven slips while trying to climb the steps to Elsa's ice palace, forcing Kristoff to make him wait at the bottom of the steps.



* RuleSixtyThree:
** A pair of images of [[http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/disney-princess/images/36539534/title/elsander-fanart a male Elsa]] and [[http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/disney-princess/images/36539533/title/andrew-fanart male Anna]] have become popular.
** A gender flipped rendition of "Let It Go" was performed by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNyxnx8S180 Nate Smith aka "NateWantsToBattle"]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xGmx4K81Hc animated]] by "Jess the Dragoon".
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