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Characters: Frozen

The cast of Frozen and the tropes related to them.

ALL spoilers on this page are UNMARKED. It's highly recommended you see the movie first before reading this page.

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    Princess Anna of Arendelle 
"I'm not leaving without you, Elsa."

Voiced by: Kristen Bell
(Child Anna) Voiced by: Livvy Stubenrauch (speaking) and Katie Lopez (singing)
(9-year old Anna) Voiced by: Agatha Lee Monn

The main protagonist of the film and the younger sister to Elsa.
  • Action Girl: Downplayed. She's shown to be able to hold her own well against a pack of wolves and an ice golem and can pack a mean punch when she wants to, but the story places more focus on her plucky aspects than her action ones.
  • Adorkable: VERY.
  • Affectionate Parody: Of other Disney Princesses. Though this is kind of the point of her character.
  • All Loving Heroine: All she wants is to reconnect with her big sister, and she believes in The Power of Love.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Played for Laughs when she and Elsa were still kids. After the accident, Anna's relentless efforts to reach out to her older sister, who in turn continuously shrugs her off in order to to protect her, are depicted in a very heartbreaking way.
  • Badass:
    • Badass Adorable: See Badass Princess and the fact that she's pretty Adorkable.
    • Badass in Distress: Saves herself from her curse as well as saving Elsa and stopping Hans all at the same time.
    • Badass Normal: She doesn't have any magical powers like Elsa, but is still more than capable of holding her own.
    • Badass Princess: This princess, who has been locked up in her home for 13 years, was able to help Kristoff take on a pack of wolves, stand up to an ice golem, and punch Hans in the face with enough force to knock him off a boat. Heck, she didn't even need a knight-in-shining-armor to finish the job.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Gets angry enough at Marshmallow to throw a snowball at and provoke it. At the end, she punches Hans in the face so hard that he falls off a ship into the harbor.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saves Elsa's life by taking a sword slash for her just as her body totally freezes, which counts as the act of true love that in turn saves her life.
  • Big "NO!": As she jumps in front of Elsa just as Hans is about to strike her with his sword.
  • Big Sister Worship: Implied to be this to Elsa.
  • Birds of a Feather: What initially draws her to Hans.
  • Braids of Action: Twin plaits.
  • Break the Cutie: Goes through a lot over the course of the film. If Elsa pushing her away and (accidentally) freezing her heart wasn't enough, Hans's reveal that he never truly loved her pushes her to the Despair Event Horizon.
  • Brutal Honesty: She rarely sugarcoats her feelings.
  • Buffy Speak: "Beautifuller", "good different", etc.
  • Catch Phrase: "... Wait, what?"
  • Character Tic: Tucks a lock of hair behind her ear when embarrassed and often bites her bottom lip when thinking.
  • Cheerful Child: As a little girl.
  • Color Motif: Green: every single one of her outfits has a green element to it, even her iconic "winter dress", which has a green band to it.
  • Cute Bruiser: An Adorkable Badass Princess mixed with her being a Pintsized Powerhouse.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: So very much.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Sometimes.
    Anna: Ooh, that's a rough business to be in right now!
  • Desperately Craves Affection: She grows up almost completely isolated from everyone except her parents and a few trusted servants, which leaves her starved for both attention and affection. She's so in need of both that she agrees to marry Hans on the day she meets him. This turns out to be an even worse idea than it already sounds.
  • Determinator: In regards to Elsa.
  • Did I Just Say That Out Loud?: Falls victim to this more than once.
    Anna: This is awkward. I mean, not that you're awkward - we're-I'm awkward - you're gorgeous. ...Wait, what?
  • Didn't Think This Through: Not explicitly highlighted unlike her attitude towards romance, but the trait is there nonetheless; she clearly knows what she needs to do and does everything she can to do it, but doesn't necessarily think through all the actions on the way there. Case in point: she runs off after Elsa in naught but her summer gown and a cape, her plan in terms of confronting Elsa amount to 1) Find Elsa, 2) Talk to Elsa 3) ??? 4) Elsa defrosts Arendelle, provokes Marshmallow even after it began walking away...Coincides with the Fearless Fool entry below.
  • Disney Death: It feels like forever before she starts to unfreeze.
  • Do Not Taunt Cthulhu: Throws a snowball at Marshmallow, despite Kristoff telling her to leave him be. Needless to say, it doesn't go well.
  • Does Not Understand Sarcasm: Justified since she has no contact with anyone around her age for years.
  • Eating the Eye Candy: Non-sexual, but she spends a lot more time staring goofily at Hans than she really needs to during his intro.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: She has been said to have the personality traits of Ariel, Mulan, and Rapunzel all rolled into one.
  • Fearless Fool: Anna's greatest strength and biggest weakness is that she is completely fearless; she will go boldly where others would hesitate, but also tends to be impulsive.
  • Fiery Redhead: She has strawberry-blonde hair, and can be pretty fiery when provoked.
  • Flat "What.": Her Catch Phrase at several points in the film.
    • She even does it to herself early on.
  • Foil: To Elsa.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Three scene qualify her as one: 1). Makes friends with baby ducks in "For the First Time in Forever", 2). Charms Hans's horse, Sitron, 3). Waves at Sven when the latter is outside oaken's shop.
  • Friendless Background: Anna was raised in seclusion her whole life without any close friends and little to no contact with her sister, which may be the reason why she's so naive and willing to marry Hans, a guy she just met.
  • Genki Girl: Due to being cooped up in a castle for most of her life, Anna reacts to everything outside with enthusiasm and boundless energy. To the point that she's practically One of Us.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Had these when she was little. Eventually she wore braids instead.
  • Girly Bruiser: Oh, boy. She may seem girly, but that doesn't mean she can't pack a punch!
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: The strawberry-blonde hair is an indication that she is a nice princess.
  • Hartman Hips: Take a look at her 18-year-old self in bed in the morning (See the Funny page for reference). Girl has booty.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Falls in love with Hans at first sight. Subverted after it turns out he's a villain she has a love epiphany that she's in love with the blonde Kristoff.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Elsa; a good portion of the movie's drama is Anna wanting to become close to Elsa like they were as kids and not understanding why Elsa shuts her out.
  • Heroic BSOD: After learning of Hans's betrayal, she sadly tells Olaf that she doesn't know what love is.
  • Heroic RROD: After Elsa accidentally freezes her heart, her hair starts to turn white over time and her body starts to freeze on the inside.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Ends up dodging in front of a sword strike meant for her sister even as she's turning to solid ice. Luckily, the Curse Escape Clause involving "an act of true love" kicks in.
  • Hikikomori: Not willingly, though.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: When it comes to Prince Hans.
  • Hot-Blooded: She's free-spirited, feisty, adventurous, and easily excitable. Other than that, it's Played for Laughs.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Kristoff.
  • In Love with Love: She's far more interested in having a romance so she doesn't have to be alone anymore than in Hans himself. She even goes as far as to accept his proposal after knowing him for only one day, claiming he's her true love.
  • The Ingenue: She's been locked up at home all her life, making her very naive about the real world.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: She has a strong resemblance to Kristen Bell.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Anna's eyes represent her kind-hearted and naive personality.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Hoo boy — especially during Do You Want to Build a Snowman? in which she begs Elsa to build a snowman with her, not knowing that the last time they built a snowman together, it almost killed her... There is a reason why she doesn't know better, though.
  • Ironic Echo: Elsa's "What do you know about true love?" is answered after Prince Hans leaves her to die by freezing.
    Anna: I don't even know what love is.
  • Ironic Name: "Anna" means "grace", but she's hardly a graceful individual.
  • It Is Pronounced Tro-PAY: Her name is pronounced "Ahn-na", not "An-na".
  • Kill the Cutie: Subverted. Though she is left to die by Hans, she gets better.
  • Large Ham: Quite possibly the hammiest princess in Disney, especially when she was a child.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: A troll modifies her memory after Elsa's initial blast hits her as a child, letting her keep the memories of the fun times she had with her sister, but removing all knowledge of Elsa's powers as a precaution.
  • Le Parkour: Even as a child, she leaps insanely high and has no trouble vaulting around the castle either. Ironically, she really sucks at climbing.
  • Little Sister Instinct: When Elsa runs off after accidentally freezing the castle, Anna immediately sets out in search of her, despite the inherent danger of traveling alone through a blizzard.
  • Locked into Strangeness: Developed a Skunk Stripe after Elsa accidentally struck her in the head with her ice powers. Later, her hair begins to turn completely white after Elsa accidentally freezes her heart, but it turns back to normal after the curse is broken.
  • Locked Up And Left Behind: Hans locks her in a room and leaves her to die from Elsa's curse.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: A big reason for her agreeing to marry Hans so quickly.
  • Love at First Sight: With Hans. Nastily subverted when it turns out that Hans is a villain who was faking being in love with Anna so he could marry into the throne.
  • Love Revelation Epiphany: Olaf tells her Kristoff loves her. This, coupled with Hans's betrayal, makes her realize she's in love with him.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: She plays this part to Kristoff, the gruff, asocial ice harvester.
  • Meaningful Name: On the other hand, 'grace' can also mean "kindness and caring," which Anna does have in spades.
  • Messianic Archetype: Even after Elsa was called a monster by everyone else, had unintentionally caused an Endless Winter, and had rejected and even nearly killed her by accident... she never gave up on her fallen sister, believing in the inherent goodness in Elsa's heart. In the end, the concept of true love came in the form of a Heroic Sacrifice, which allowed Elsa to finally redeem herself and brought Anna back from the dead.
  • Missing Steps Plan: Her plan to save Arendelle is basically 1. Find Elsa 2. Talk to Elsa 3.??? 4.Elsa thaws Arendelle. Lampshaded by Kristoff.
  • Morality Chain: Implied. If Anna wasn't around, Elsa would have probably remained in her own self-imposed exile within Arendelle Castle, struggling to keep her powers hidden.
  • Motor Mouth: When she enters her Adorkable mode.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Has a lot of strength for her size. She accidentally hammer tosses a statue bust across a room, and later sucker punches a grown man hard enough to send him over the railing of a ship.
  • Mystical White Hair: Has a streak of hair which turned white after Elsa accidentally struck her in the head as a child. When Elsa accidentally freezes her heart, her hair slowly turns white as she nears death.
  • Naïve Everygirl: Shows this best with her feelings for Elsa and Hans.
  • Nice Girl: Always sweet, cheerful, and kind, though she does have her limits.
  • Not a Morning Person: She has a lot of trouble waking up on Elsa's coronation day.
  • The Not-Love Interest: Serves as this for Elsa to help her defrost. Ultimately, it's her act of saving Elsa that creates the act of true love: the bond between the sisters.
  • Oblivious Younger Sibling: Justified since Anna's memories of magic are taken away (not out of malice) by the trolls after Elsa's magic almost killed her. As a result, she is unaware of the reasons for Elsa's isolation.
  • Official Couple: With Kristoff, although they are not married by the movie's end.
  • Orphan's Ordeal: At the end of 'Do You Want To Build a Snowman', after her parents' death, she collapses against her sister's bedroom door, sobbing and begging Elsa for company.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: The moment Elsa runs off and Anna prepares to make chase, there is a very distinct difference in how she speaks when she demands her horse be readied and her tone when placing Hans in charge during her absence. It is a remarkable difference from her normal demeanor and shows just how important Elsa is to her. Compare and contrast her slightly less commanding tone and request towards Kristoff not much later.
  • Painful Transformation: Turning into ice from the inside out seems like an unpleasant experience. Fortunately, she gets better.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her parents die when their ship sinks in the prologue.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: Her dress during the coronation is several shades of green, has large pleats all around the billowy skirt, and is covered with intricate rosemaling. Her winter outfit, which she acquires during her search for Elsa, is less flamboyant but still quite detailed and beautiful.
  • Plucky Girl: Overlaps with hints of Action Girl, as she shows incredible moxie and always tries to help. The most notable instances are when she and Kristoff fight off a wolf pack, when they evade Marshmallow, and when she sucker punches Hans into the fjord.
  • The Pollyanna: Promotional material lists her defining trait as optimism.
  • The Power of Love: Word of God says that love is her defining trait and her "power", and also the reason for her apparent feats of superhuman strength at various points in the film.
  • Pretty in Mink: When she gets winter clothes from Oaken, she gets a cape and cap lined with white fur.
  • Princess Classic: Anna grows up this way, which Hans exploits after they meet.
  • Princesses Prefer Pink: Her winter cape and cap are pink. Her room as well.
  • Rebellious Princess: In essence, though it's bottled up until Elsa's coronation.
  • Redheaded Hero: Well, main protagonist, anyway.
  • Redhead In Green: Nearly every outfit she's seen in is green, excepting the mourning dress and the winter dress bought from Oaken's.
  • Sadistic Choice: Once Anna realizes that Kristoff does love her and went back for her, she hopes she can get a kiss from him to save her life. On the other hand, she sees her emotionally-broken sister about to killed by traitorous ex-fiancée. It was her life or her sister's. She chooses the latter and it turned out to be a better choice.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: With Kristoff.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Well, aquamarine anyway.
  • Skunk Stripe: Has a single platinum blonde streak in her otherwise strawberry-blonde hair. It goes away after her curse is broken.
  • Slapstick Knows no Gender: Like Rapunzel, she is more prone to suffering Amusing Injuries than the previous Disney Princesses.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: Falls in love with Hans and agrees to marry him the first day they meet. Deconstructed when it's revealed that Hans is a villain, and only cares about getting the throne.
  • Spare To The Throne: To her older sister Elsa's heir. While the insecurity usually associated with the trope isn't present in the movie, it's showcased well in the cut song "More than Just the Spare."
  • Stepford Smiler: Implied. It seems that being energetic and and happy was a way to deal with her sister's emotional distance, especially after the deaths of their parents.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Anna has similar features to both of her parents, especially to her mother.
  • Stylish Protection Gear: The only winter clothes available at the trading post not only conveniently fit her, but also look quite nice.
  • Supporting Protagonist: She is The Heroine, but the film's main plot is to show her older sister's Character Development.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Both Anna's green princess dress and her blue winter dress have flowers on them.
  • Taken for Granite: When one of Elsa's blasts strikes her in the heart, her body slowly begins to turn into really hard ice. (Instead of the Literally Shattered Lives you'd expect from her being struck by a sword, it's the sword that shatters.)
  • Taking the Bullet: Takes a sword slash meant for her sister just as her body turns to ice.
  • Thanatos Gambit: Though unintentional, Anna throwing herself in front of Hans just as she began to expire earns Hans the ire and disgust of the Duke and many others who saw. After Anna thaws out, they cheer when she punches Hans off the boat, meaning that not only did her sacrifice help her sister end the winter, but it also gave them the opportunity to see what a traitor Hans really is.
  • Thinks Like a Romance Novel: Being from a Fairy Tale, and being a Disney Princess, it's actually not surprising that Anna believes in "True love", wants to meet "The One" in a single day, and bumps into Hans right afterwards. Turns out that Kristoff is actually The One, but their first encounter was a lot less idealized. Coming from Disney, it looks like a self-parody.
  • This Loser Is You: Part of what makes her a character to relate to (for girls) is because of her awkward and quirky personality.
  • Tomboy Princess: Especially when compared to her sister.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Despite nearly being killed by Elsa's powers more than once, she still insists on staying close to her.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Takes several levels by battling wolves, evading snow monsters, and even punching out Hans after saving the day.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Has a fondness for chocolate.
  • True Blue Femininity: Her winter dress is mainly blue, although her preferred color seems to be green since every other outfit she wears has that color.
  • Undying Loyalty: She at no point believes Elsa is someone to fear. When Elsa's powers are revealed, and she runs away, Anna doesn't hesitate to go after her. "She's my sister - she would never hurt me." The fact that she is later dying because of Elsa's magic, and still doesn't hesitate to save her, really proves this trope.
  • Uptown Girl: For Kristoff at the end.
  • Wakeup Makeup: Averted. She has seriously Messy Hair when she wakes up.
  • Woman Child: She can be quite immature and childish. Justified, however: she was isolated in a castle for most of her life and had no contact with the world beyond the gates for years, which made her rather naive.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: She's convinced that her Love at First Sight with Hans is true love. She learns otherwise the hard way when Hans reveals he only pretended to love her to get to the throne.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: Twice, both for the same reason: she's unintentionally blasted by Elsa's magic, which begins to freeze her from the inside. The king and queen appeal to the trolls to reverse it the first time, though they're unable to do anything the second time, due to the damage being done to the heart instead of the head.
  • Youthful Freckles: On her face and shoulders.

    Queen Elsa of Arendelle 
"The cold never bothered me anyway..."

Voiced by: Idina Menzel
(Child Elsa) Voiced by: Eva Bella
(12-year old Elsa) Voiced by: Spencer Lacey Ganus

The Snow Queen herself. Elsa had her ice powers from birth, but was forced to hide them, even from her sister Anna.
  • Above Good and Evil: After running away, she resolves to discard concepts like "right" and "wrong," and simply live by her own rules, no longer caring what the rest of the world will think of her actions.
  • The Ace: Shown to be this in A Sister More Like Me.
  • Action Girl: Elsa is one of the most powerful protagonists in the Disney franchise.
  • Adaptational Heroism: The Snow Queen was a neutral entity in the original tale, open to interpretation as either good or evil. While Elsa fears she's the latter, she's really the former.
  • Aloof Big Sister: To Anna. Significantly justified and deconstructed. She's like this because she's afraid of hurting Anna again.
  • Always Someone Better: To Anna on occasion.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: It's been confirmed she suffers from depression and anxiety issues. Given her story, it's not really a surprise.
  • Anti-Hero: Elsa is a Classical Anti-Hero.
  • Anti-Villain: Elsa is a Type IV and a Classical Anti-Hero, considering that she's less evil than she is free-spirited and scared.
  • The Atoner: Played with. When she learns that she caused an Endless Winter in Arendelle, she would like to fix it, but she doesn't know how, and is too scared of making things worse to try.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: The Queen of Arendelle and a powerful ice mage.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Her ice dress. Gorgeous? Yes. Useful for running away from people who want to kill you? No.
  • Badass: Come down to it, only a handful of Disney villains (and the Genie) can compare to her power, and that's with perhaps two days of practice with her abilities.
    • Badass Adorable: She may not be as Adorkable as Anna, but when she lets emotion show on her face, you'll see the family resemblance to Anna.
    • Badass Boast: "Here I'll stand, and here I'll stay" is a rather cool boast to the world that it won't be making any more demands of her identity. In the same song: "I am one with the wind and sky."
    • Badass Bookworm: Her powers make her considerably badass. It is also stated in the book A Sister More Like Me that Elsa loves geometry. Note her mention of fractals during "Let it Go".
    • Badass Cape: She casts off her royal cape as a prelude to her costume switch, where she creates an absolutely stunning replacement woven from ice.
    • Badass In Charge: She becomes the Queen of Arendelle and over the course of the film, she gains more control over her ice and snow powers, even being able to put an end to the Endless Winter.
    • Cultured Badass: The "cultured" part is more prominent in A Sister More Like Me. The "badass" part comes from her powers, though it's implied that she's holding back.
  • Beware the Superman: Played with. She is generally good at heart, but shuts everyone, even her own sister out. The show of her powers made her someone to fear. Once she runs away, she decides "screw this, I'm going to run away and let loose", yet it causes an Endless Winter. Hans exploits this trope to justify killing Elsa.
  • Big Bad: Played with. While she isn't evil, her powers are the driving force of conflict in the film and she plays the role of main antagonist for the entire plot. This is made worse by the fact that several much more unsavory characters use the situation for their own evil ends, but at no point in the film is she intentionally trying to cause problems for anybody. In this manner, she is at best Obliviously Evil, if that - and a victim of the situation she finds herself in.
  • Big Good: Eventually.
  • Blessed with Suck: How she views her ice and snow powers, at least until embracing them.
  • Braids of Action: Wears her hair in a single French braid.
  • Breakout Character: Even before the movie's release, fans stated their love for Elsa because of her powers, complicated emotions, and beauty. The love for her only grew after the release: Many even wanted Elsa to be the actual protagonist instead of Anna.
  • Break the Cutie: The trauma the movie deals her exceeds even that dealt to Anna.
  • Broken Ace: How she truly is underneath her facade of perfection.
  • Broken Bird: After years of keeping her powers in check, she became more cynical and more detached from Anna.
  • Byronic Heroine: She is an Ice Queen who not only is brooding about her powers, but also exiles herself after her powers are exposed at the coronation. Though, unlike most byronic heroes, this is less due to selfish whining and more because she is forced to detach herself emotionally for her little sister's sake.
  • Celibate Heroine: Elsa doesn't get married or enter into a relationship during the course of the movie. To be honest, it appears that she has no interest in pursuing romance, much like Merida. Even Hans picked up on it and tried to woo Elsa's more impressionable sister instead. Of course, she's spent her whole life trying to suppress her emotions, so it would take a while after the end of the film for her to start opening up to anyone enough to form a romantic attachment.
  • Cheerful Child: In the beginning of the film, before she accidentally hurt Anna.
  • Classical Anti-Hero: See Anti-Villainess.
  • Composite Character: Elsa takes the role of both the Snow Queen and Kai.
  • Conspicuous Gloves: Hoping to constrain her powers, Elsa is almost never without her gloves. Anna later comments that she thought the gloves were due to Elsa being Terrified of Germs.
  • Cool Big Sis: Pun intended, but she used to be this for Anna when they were younger. And in the ending, she becomes it again.
  • Cool Crown: Though she discards it when she abandons Arendelle. The Stinger reveals that her minion Marshmallow found it.
  • Costume Porn: Par for the course for Disney, but her snow queen dress deserves a special mention. It's breathtaking, and detailed to the stitch.
  • Covers Always Lie: A lot of promotional art depicts her as confidently smug, while in the movie proper she's anything but.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: After injuring Anna with her magic, she becomes more cautious about using it.
  • Daddy's Girl: During the growing up montage, it's implied that she is closer to her father than to her mother.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: As a child, hit Anna in the head with her powers. This essentially drives the entire plot and is the reason why Elsa is so detached from her sister.
  • Dark Magical Girl: She's a good person at heart who was isolated from everyone due to her powers, leading to her becoming an (unintentional) antagonist. As with most Dark Magical Girls, she's eventually saved through the Power of Love by her heroic Foil.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Surprisingly enough, considering her overall personality and circumstances, she shows signs of this when Anna and Hans propose their marriage to her. It is gone as fast as it appears but this could be what lies Beneath the Mask.
  • Death Seeker: When Hans tricks her into thinking she killed Anna, she willingly allows him to kill her.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Again, pun intended, but it is Anna's love for her that ultimately frees her from her fears and unlocks the ability to thaw out the winter.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Much of the plot is the buildup to it. At the beginning, she accidentally almost kills Anna with her ice powers when they're playing together. Then her powers are exposed to the entire kingdom. Anna tells her that she accidentally froze Arendelle. And then Hans lies to her and convinces her that she killed Anna, thus making her not lift a finger when he tries to kill her. After Anna sacrifices herself, Elsa can no longer hold back her emotions and she breaks down weeping.
  • Deuteragonist: To Anna's protagonist.
  • Dreamworks Face: She not only does this in the posters, but also In-Universe at the final line in "Let it Go".
  • Emotional Powers: Her powers go out of control when she feels even the smallest bit of emotion. Her powers seem to react to whatever emotion she's feeling the most at the time of use. Olaf and Marshmallow show this best as the embodiment of Elsa's childhood happiness and her desire to be left alone, respectively.
  • Emotionless Girl: Becomes this to try to keep her powers in check. Arguably a Deconstructed Trope; she isn't completely emotionless so much as she's simply bottled them up inside herself. During her argument with Anna, the latter's Armor Piercing Questions cause her to snap, and she reveals her powers to the people gathered around them.
  • Everything's Better With Sparkles: Her ice dress is pretty glittery, particularly when she steps into the sunlight at the end of "Let It Go". There are also sparkles in her hair, as her braid is adorned with tiny sparkling snowflakes.
  • The Exile: When her powers are revealed, she exiles herself. Prior to that, she had already sort of exiled herself in her bedroom, at her parents' urging.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: After "Let it Go", she drops her Prim and Proper Bun in favor of a braid. It's interesting to notice that, despite letting herself loose up a little now that she doesn't have to hide her powers, she still has an internal, deep emotional restraint. And though she finally gets in full control of her powers and her people accepted her at the end, she keeps the braid, showing that 13 years of emotional detachment and seclusion don't disappear in just one day.
  • Fallen Heroine: From the kingdom's perspective, sans Anna, who believes she can bring Elsa back home to reverse the Endless Winter.
  • Foil: To her sister, Anna.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Both her coronation dress and Iconic Outfit are tight enough to perfectly highlight her curves.
  • Friendless Background: Like her sister, she was raised in seclusion and she doesn't have any friends her age.
  • Gender Flip: One of the characters she was based on was a boy named Kai.
  • Glass Cannon: She's very powerful, but still ultimately a young woman susceptible to conventional harm if one bypasses her icy defenses. When a crossbow knocks down the ice chandelier, it knocks her out.
  • A God Am I: Downplayed Trope. Despite declaring herself Above Good and Evil, she doesn't think of herself as a goddess and takes great pains to avoiding hurting people.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: A Classical Anti-Hero take, as it's in trying to avoid creating trouble that Elsa inadvertently creates the situation that people need saving from.
  • Good Girl Gone Bad: After years of "being the good girl she's supposed to be" come to nothing after she accidentally reveals her powers, Elsa exiles herself and revels in her solitude. She uses her powers to build herself an elaborate ice palace and gives herself a makeover. Then she finds out she froze over her kingdom when she ran away. In the end, she finds a balance thanks to The Power of Love.
  • Gorgeous Garment Generation: Her sparkly blue Snow Queen dress was woven from ice and snow.
  • Grumpy Bear: Years of isolation have made her a bit surly, to say the least.
  • Hair Decorations: Her hair is subtly adorned with snowflakes. As a kid, she had a blue headband.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Although she had to hide it due to years of seclusion, Elsa ultimately is sweet-hearted, generous, and kind.
  • Hates Being Touched: Justified since she can't control her powers and could accidentally freeze or even kill a person just by touch. Even while wearing gloves, she still refuses to touch anyone or allow herself to be touched; as a teenager, horrified that her powers are growing stronger and harder to control, she begs her parents not to so much as touch her shoulder lest she hurt them too. After the climax, once Elsa learns to control her powers, she is able to touch people just fine.
  • Hero Antagonist: She's the antagonist in that she drives the conflict, but her intentions are noble.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Well, things were going somewhat okay for her during her coronation and the ball. Then Anna accidentally screws things up and causes Elsa to unleash her powers. This also causes her to flee the kingdom due to not being able to keep it under control despite her attempts to. But more sinister characters attempt to use this to usurp power for their own benefit, such as the Duke of Weselton, and later, Hans.
  • Heroic BSOD: When Hans tells her that Anna's dead. When Elsa goes through these, the snow tends to freeze outside (also happened when she learned that her parents were dead).
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Because of her ice powers, Elsa grew up with low self-esteem. She does get better at the end when she finally learns to love and control her powers.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Anna.
  • The High Queen: At the end, when she fully embraces her powers and returns to rule Arendelle.
  • Hikikomori: Due to her fear of her powers.
  • Hot Goddess: In addition to possessing the power to destroy whole nations at will, can create life. She is, for all intents and purposes, a god.
  • Hot Witch: Once she's finally able to be herself and embrace her powers, her beauty really shines.
  • Hotter and Sexier: Her ice dress compared to the coronation dress. It's even thematic, to show her new found freedom.
  • I Am a Monster: Frequently calls herself a "monster" or a "curse."
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Cutting off Anna when they were kids.
  • An Ice Person: Has the ability to create ice and snow, which also extends to creating sentient snowmen and even a dress made of ice for herself. It's never explained how or why she has this power in the first place, aside from the fact that she was born with it, but it serves as the main source of her insecurities.
  • Ice Queen: Both literally and figuratively.
  • An Ice Suit: A variation; her slinky blue gown seems much better suited for warm weather. Not to mention that it's literally made of ice. Then again, the cold never bothered her anyway.
  • Iconic Outfit: Her silky blue gown.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Not evil, but since her element is ice, this pretty much fits.
  • If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him: While it was completely justified self-defense, Hans pleas with Elsa not to kill the two assassins sent by the Duke of Weselton, because it would only end up painting her as a monster to everyone. Considering she had already accidentally plunged the country into an eternal winter a short while ago, he does have a point.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Subverted. An Ice Person and Power Incontinence are a terrible combination, and Elsa spends most of her life and significant portions of the movie terrified of herself. Yet she is never shown to resent her abilities and just accepts they are as much a part of who she is as is being royalty or a girl. The times she is shown to be happiest are when she is intentionally using her powers.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Truly wishes for Anna to be happy and painfully regrets that she is the cause of Anna's loneliness. She says as much during the reprise of "For the First Time in Forever".
  • Imagination-Based Superpower: She can make ice constructs of anything, even a whole palace.
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes: Her new outfit was woven from ice and snow.
  • Inexplicably Awesome: Elsa is said to have been born with mystical ice powers, but there is no explanation as to how or why a child would be born with ice powers.
  • Instant Expert: During the course of "Let it Go", she gains increasing control of her powers, going from creating a few wisps of cold, to constructing a crude snowman, to a fairly large bridge, which becomes crystalline and intricate as she crosses it, to an entire palace made of ice. Also subverted in that while she knows how to direct it, she doesn't know how to turn it off. Justified in the fact that one of the tie-in books reveals that Elsa was a fan of geometry since she was little.
  • Internalized Categorism: Thanks to some childhood trauma, she grows up hating and fearing her own powers. This is especially bad for her since her powers can be triggered by her own emotions, so this made them even harder to control.
  • Internal Reveal: She had absolutely no idea that her actions accidentally caused an Endless Winter until the Dark Reprise of "For the First Time in Forever". Needless to say, she did not take the reveal well.
  • Ironic Echo: Albeit more humorous than dramatic...
    Elsa: Wait...what?
  • Jerkass Façade: Although Elsa may seem a bit aloof towards Anna, this is only her repressing her emotions in order to keep her powers in check, and she really does deeply care for her sister and her well-being, but always had to push her away, just to protect her.
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: Best displayed when the Duke's guards tried to kill her. She's in her ice outfit, as in the slinky dress, cape, and heels, and her powers still make her formidable against them. The only reason they even stood a chance at first was because she didn't want to hurt anyone. Their relentless attacks drove her to fight back, and they were clearly no match.
  • Lady of Black Magic: Ice-oriented variant.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: After tossing away the crown, she knocks off her bun in favor of a French braid.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Isolates herself from everyone, including Anna, even though they live in the same house.
  • Mad God: In addition to having the power to annihilate whole nations in her wrath, also has the power to create life. She is something like a god. And, while certainly not mad, she's definitely neurotic; sadly, There Are No Therapists.
  • Madness Mantra: "Don't feel, don't feel, don't feel, don't feel!" She says this after Anna tells her that she caused an endless winter in Arendelle. And to make it creepier, the icy room around her turns red and ice spikes jut forth from the walls as she says this, springing from the dread she is unable to suppress.
  • The Makeover: With no one left to worry about once she leaves Arendelle, she quickly drops her restraint, lets down her hair, and puts on something way more flattering. Even when gaining control over her powers, Elsa still keeps the look. It's just too cool to lose.
  • Meaningful Name: "Elsa" is German for "noble", which alludes to her high status as a princess, her ascent as queen of Arendelle, and the fact that deep down she really has such a good heart and spirit. She is the Snow Queen for her heart is as pure as the driven snow!
  • Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds: The whole Endless Winter thing is simply more Power Incontinence on a massive scale.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: She suffers this a couple of times in the film:
    • When she and Anna are first playing with snow in the beginning, Elsa hitting her sister accidentally with her ice spell is what first causes her to hate her powers.
    • She's horrified when she learns that her powers have caused an endless winter, and utters the line word-for-word when she sees it firsthand.
  • My Greatest Failure: She deeply regrets how she almost killed Anna by accident when they were kids, and still worries it might happen again (in a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy, she does almost kill her again). This is the main reason she refuses to get close to her sister.
  • Mystical White Hair: She has nearly white (specifically platinum blonde) hair, matching her ice powers.
  • Nervous Wreck: Word of God states that her powers have given her depression and Anxiety Disorder.
  • Neat Freak: More prominent in A Sister More Like Me. In the film itself, Anna admits that she always assumed that this was why Elsa wore gloves so much.
  • Nice Shoes: Her ice outfit includes a pair of ice-themed high-heeled slippers.
  • No Social Skills: Due to being shut up in her castle most of her life and only communicating with her parents and occasionally Anna. When it came time to be crowned, one can tell she feels rather awkward around everyone. And an argument with Anna certainly didn't help matters. She does manage a regal bearing, since that requires constraint and control anyway.
  • Not so Above It All: Despite her Emotionless Girl facade early in the film, she still has a (good-natured) Gadfly moment during the coronation when she manages to rope Anna into dancing with the Duke, who is a horrible dancer.
  • Not So Stoic: She manages to hold together a calm and aloof front for much of the coronation proceedings, but it begins to slip when Anna, during their confrontation, accidentally removes one of her gloves and refuses to return it; Elsa's reaction is borderline panic. Elsa's then visibly struggling to hold herself together throughout the remainder of their argument until she finally snaps, accidentally revealing her powers in the process, and is utterly horrified when she realizes.
  • Obliviously Evil: A particularly heartbreaking example; Elsa believes that her exile has ensured everyone's safety, not realizing that her unrestrained powers are creating a never-ending winter. Ultimately subverted, though, in that she finds out after Anna tells her (defying the "you can't reason with them" part of this trope's definition).
  • One Woman Army: Elsa was able to take on the Duke's lackeys; it got easier when she gained more control over her powers. Plus, if she can, by accident, set off an eternal winter to her own country, imagine what she can do to the country of her enemies.
  • Only Sane Woman: Considering what Hans turned out to be, Elsa was in the right when refusing to give her blessing to his and Anna's marriage on the basis that it was too fast; even though neither of them knew his true nature then, Elsa's point was nevertheless certainly valid. Not to mention, a proper courtship and the arrangement of a marriage - which would need to be recognized by both families and settled in legal terms - would have at least taken a year or two.
  • Orcus on His Throne: She plans on being this, but causes massive problems before she even sets up her throne. She ends up rejoining her people when she learns how to control her powers.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her parents die when their ship sinks in the prologue.
  • Parental Marriage Veto: Just as an older sister. She refuses to consent to Hans and Anna's wedding. Her reason? Anna has only known Hans for one day. In real life European monarchies of the time, any member of the court would need the permission of the reigning monarch to marry and sire/bear children. This applies to a monarch's relatives as well.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Averted for the most part. She only uses her ice powers maliciously against those who deliberately try to harm her. Compare and contrast her behavior towards Anna, who tries to reach out to her, and her behavior towards the Duke's henchmen, who try to kill her. And even then, she was trying to kick them out/contain them; killing them would have been easier.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Verging on Physical God status, seeing as she can create sentient life.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: Her coronation dress has gold trimming on the waist and neckline, and floral motifs on the skirt and bodice. The dress she makes is loaded with small things that make it glitter.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Due to the accident she had with Anna as kids, she's afraid to even speak to her sister for years. Granted, the trolls mind-wiping Anna and her parents' decisions contributed, but a lot of the film's problems would've been solved quicker if she tried to open up more. She does get over it at the end.
  • Power Incontinence: On a massive scale. She accidentally creates an Endless Winter without even realizing it! She gains full control over her powers by the end, though. The only reason that anyone is the slightest threat to her in combat is because she's trying not to kill them by accident. Like she almost does to her sister. Twice.
  • Power Limiter: Her gloves are an extremely simple version, keeping her from turning things to ice just by touching them. The plot is kicked off when she loses one while arguing with Anna. Later, even those aren't enough, as hand-covering manacles can't keep her powers at bay.
  • The Power of Love: How she gains control of her powers. "Love will thaw" indeed.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: She wears her hair like this for her coronation.
  • Proper Lady: Especially in the book A Sister More Like Me.
  • Properly Paranoid: As a child, she's told to never reveal her powers, causing her to seclude herself inside her room constantly up until adulthood, refusing any physical contact with her parents as well as Anna, so not to hurt them. May seem like a bit of an over-reaction... until she appears publically for the first time on her coronation day, and, by the end of it, she's set off an eternal winter. Later, Anna momentarily gets too close and confrontational to her, resulting in her accidentally freezing her sister's heart within seconds.
  • Purple Is Powerful/Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Her coronation cape is purple.
  • Randomly Gifted: She's a Mage born into a family of Muggles. Exactly how that works isn't elaborated upon, but it's not that important to the story anyway.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: When not freaking out, she is a sensible, competent ruler. Unfortunately, she's freaking out for around 90% of the movie. This is justified though, considering all the crap she had to go through.
  • Required Secondary Powers: "The cold never bothered me anyway." She builds herself a palace where everything is made of ice, and she lives in it wearing nothing but a gown made of ice. She also never slides when walking across ice unless she wants to (The exception being Anna's accident, where she slipped and tumbled over). Her body temperature may be colder; there are scenes where her breath isn't visible but people she's conversing with do have visible dress.
  • Requisite Royal Regalia: She has a Cool Crown, a Staff of Authority and an orb, a Pimped-Out Dress, a pair of Opera Gloves, and a Pimped Out Cape. She abandons most of it and changes what she does keep after reinventing her image.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Supernatural Powers!: For a while. And it's more like "screw my responsibilities."
    Elsa: No right, no wrong, no rules for me!
  • Sexy Walk: At the end of "Let it Go", she does this, as part of throwing away her old, proper life.
  • She's Got Legs: The skirt of her ice gown has a slit in it.
  • Sorceress Queen: Elsa's qualified as a sorceress due to her ice magic from childhood, and was her father's heir until his untimely death. However it is only when both she and her subjects fully accept her powersnote  that she properly fits this trope.
  • Spanner in the Works: Unintentional, but her denying Anna's marriage to Hans and running off wound up saving Anna, as it delayed his plans and gave Anna a lesson in trusting people so quickly while at the same time showing her the power of love.
  • Squishy Wizard: See Glass Cannon above.
  • Stepford Smiler: Like her sister, it's just implied, but it seems she simply obeyed her parents' wishes and tried to be good despite her misery.
    Be the good girl you always have to be.
  • The Stoic: Her attempt to shut down her Emotional Powers; when told "fear will be [her] worst enemy," she is determined to not be scared of her powers, which naturally leads to her being scared of her powers.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Elsa and Anna look similar to their mother, save for subtle differences in the shapes of their eyes, nose, chin, etc.
  • Suicide by Cop: After Hans lies to her and convinces her that she killed Anna, Elsa is willing to let him cut her down. Ultimately subverted though.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: She's reserved and tries to control her emotions, but she clearly cares for her sister and the people of Arendelle. Note her shock when Anna tells her that Arendelle has been completely frozen. In this case, the 'ice' part mostly results from her self-discipline and lonely upbringing; when the reasons for both are erased, she noticeably lightens up. She's ultimately able to control her powers and undo the Endless Winter through her love for her sister and her country.
  • Survival Mantra: "Conceal, don't feel." She casts this off later.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Her coronation dress has flowers on it, while her ice dress has snowflakes all over the cape.
  • Take Care of the Kids: When Elsa escapes the castle, she tells Hans to take care of Anna.
  • That Man Is Dead: In her own words, "That perfect girl is gone!" Ironically, she becomes "that perfect girl" at the end of the movie, having realized the key to controlling her power. By doing so, she allows herself to reconnect with Anna.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: Downplayed in that it's about "no right, no wrong, no rules for me" instead of being evil. After failing to control her ice powers, she up and leaves to create her own ice palace in the mountains where she can rule a snowy kingdom of her own making with no living subjects and do whatever she wants with her powers without having to worry about hurting anyone. She had no idea she had caused an Endless Winter as she ran away, however, one that is only made WORSE as she runs wild with her powers in isolation.
  • Thirteen Is Unlucky: She was isolated for 13 years and she will be the 13th princess in the Disney Princess line. She's also a lot more unlucky than the other Disney Princesses, with her entire life from childhood being one long Trauma Conga Line that only ends after the climax of the movie. It extends beyond that. Elsa originally wore the braid as a child - before the accident that caused her to fear her powers - before sporting the bun once she grew older and became more emotionally restrained.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Years of trying to control her emotions took a toll on her disposition.
    Anna: What did I ever DO to you?! (...) Why do you shut me out?! Why do you shut the world out?! What are you so AFRAID of?!
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After she defrosts, she uses the Power of Love to end the eternal winter, creates a small storm over Olaf so he'll never melt, makes Kristoff the official Ice Master and Deliverer, creates an ice skating rink for Arendelle, and in the final scene, she helps Anna learn how to ice skate.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Like her sister, Elsa has a liking towards chocolate.
  • Trauma Conga Line: She goes through one traumatic experience after another, and each one leaves a lasting impact: First, she accidentally injures her little sister with her ice powers, so she's forced to stay away from people, including her sister. Then her parents are lost at sea. She's crowned queen but her powers are exposed to the entire kingdom, so she runs away and accidentally freezes Arendelle in the process. Later, she's convinced that she killed Anna, and finally she's heartbroken when Anna sacrifices herself to save her.
  • Troubled, but Cute: She's shown to be rather aloof and brooding.
  • True Blue Femininity: Every outfit she wears is mostly blue. The only exception is her purple coronation cape, which is still over a blue dress.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Until the incident with Anna, after which she became more brooding, distant, and aloof.
  • Used To Be More Social: See Used to Be a Sweet Kid.
  • Villain Song: "Let It Go", during which she builds her ice kingdom after running away and gleefully allows herself to express her emotions and show off her powers. More of a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds Song, but it's the closest to the trope this movie has. Ironically, Word of God says it was written as a Villain Song, but ended up being what drove them to change her into an Classical Anti-Hero Deuteragonist instead.
  • Well Done Daughter Girl: Implied during "For the First Time In Forever".
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Anna really knows how to call her out for the many times she shut people out, including her.
  • When She Smiles: She's absolutely gorgeous when she shows those pearly whites. It's perhaps most notable during the "Let it Go" sequence, when she first begins to experiment with her ice powers.
  • When The Planets Align: The circumstances of her birth, according to Word of God. A child is born with ice magic every 1000 years, and only when Saturn is in a certain alignment with something. It was meant to be explained in the film but was left out.
  • Willfully Weak: After nearly killing Anna with her powers, she spent a good chunk of her life doing everything she can to keep her powers in check.
  • Winter Royal Lady: Aside from being based on the Snow Queen, she notes this trope in subtle ways during "Let It Go".
  • The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask: Tries to be this, but fails miserably at her coronation when Anna confronts her. Abandoned completely by the end, as she entertains her subjects with a skating rink in summer, skating amongst them as well.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: She's more of a repressed loner than anything due to years and years of trying to control her emotions and powers, only to have it amount to nothing. And the "Destroyer of Worlds" part is unintentional.
  • Youthful Freckles: They're not as prominent as Anna's, but if you look close enough, they are there.

    Kristoff Bjorgman 
"I don't trust your judgment! Who marries a man she just met?"

Voiced by: Jonathan Groff

An ice harvester of Arendelle, who prefers to be alone. He becomes a personal wilderness guide to Anna to help her on her quest.
  • Accidental Misnaming: Olaf constantly calling him Sven is a Running Gag in the film. Anna also called him Kristoffer/Christopher once.
  • Adorkable: He has his moments. Especially once he begins to fall for Anna.
  • All There in the Manual: Kristoff is a member of the Sami people (the indigenous peoples of far northern Norway, Sweden, and Finland); perhaps not coincidentally, they are the only peoples in that region with the right to herd reindeer. Not so much hidden if you actually are Scandinavian, those pointy shoes were a dead giveaway.
    • Same goes for his last name—it was never stated in the film, but the Essential Guide reveals that it's Bjorgman.
  • Always Save the Girl: Seems to have a knack for it... in spite of his own denial. Most poignantly in the finale, where he gets this hard. Played with however, in that — in a circumstance perhaps unique to him and Anna, and maybe even the entire Disney Princess canon — Anna denies him the chance (not in a negative sense mind you), opting to make a Heroic Sacrifice instead.
  • Amazon Chaser: After Anna hits one of the wolves chasing her and Kristoff, the latter utters a very impressed "Whoa!"
  • Badass: He is able to ride an adult reindeer while sprinting fast pace through a severe snow storm without looking worried. And he's able to push an adult wolf away from him and Anna, with just one foot, in a fast-moving sled. He has to be; without a visible group of fellow ice harvesters, doing his job by himself, climbing mountains, and otherwise surviving the environment forces him to be tough. And if the movie is to be taken literally, he's lived with rock trolls his entire life, and has the muscle to carry several troll children at the same time. In the novelisation, he also punches out Hans.
  • Badass Normal: Comes with being an ice harvester, probably.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: "... Wait, what?"
  • Brown Eyes: He has been described as a Nature Lover and has shown his down-to-earth attitude when calling out Anna for marrying a guy she's just met and making a lot of rational decisions in stark contrast to Anna's more impulsive ones.
  • Brutal Honesty: Has no problem telling the Princess of Arendelle that he doesn't trust her judgement because she became engaged to a guy on the first day they met.
  • Butt Monkey: Gets attacked by wolves while dragged behind a sled, tries and fails to stop Anna from angering a snow golem, is covered in ice and snow in several scenes, and his job is selling ice when eternal winter starts.
  • The Charmer: In his own Adorkable way.
  • Childhood Friends: Been friends with Sven since they were kids.
  • Cleopatra Nose: A strong feature to compliment his tough appearance.
  • Cool Big Bro: Shows shades of this in his interactions with Sven and the younger trolls.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Shows flashes of this.
    Kristoff: You wanna talk to me about supply and demand problems? I sell ice for a living.
  • Defrosting Ice King: Becomes more and more comfortable around Anna. He even becomes her official boyfriend in the epilogue.
  • Emotionally Tongue Tied: He acquires a shyer, more awkward side once he falls in love with Anna.
    Kristoff: I could kiss you! I-I could. I mean, I'd like to—may I? We me? I mean, may we—wait, what?
  • Expy: He strongly resembles an early design of Flynn from Tangled's concept art.
  • Farm Boy: In the ice harvester variance.
  • Foil: Specifically, to Hans — as a total inverse in... well, everything.
  • Fourth Date Marriage: Heavily lampshades Anna wanting to marry Hans despite her having met him less than a day ago, even going so far as to say that he doesn't trust her judgement as a result. Subverted between him and Anna at the end.
  • Gender Flip: Kristoff is based off of the Robber Girl from the original tale.
  • Genre Savvy: Knows that running off into the mountains is usually shorthand for "I need time alone"...and also knows when to walk away from a fight (especially those involving massive and easily angered snowlems — when all you have is a pickaxe); unfortunately for him, Anna decidedly isn't. In the end, he also seems to be at least seemingly aware that his new title bestowed by Elsa might just be a show of appreciation.
    Anna: She's named you the official Arendelle Ice Master and Deliverer!
    Kristoff: What? ...that's not a thing!
    Anna: Oh, sure it is!
  • Good Counterpart: To the richer and princely yet manipulative and conniving Hans, to whom Kristoff also serves as a foil.
  • Good Samaritan: In a sense. Anna's "request" of him was simply to help guide her through the wilderness and reach Elsa's Ice Palace. Throughout the trip, he goes above and beyond doing just that.
  • Grumpy Bear: In the beginning, though his attitude gradually lightens.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: In the Hidden Heart of Gold sense mixed with a Grumpy Bear attitude.
  • Happily Adopted: Since the trolls adopted Kristoff and Sven, they have loved and nurtured them both.
  • Hates Everyone Equally: He was raised by trolls and in one of his first scenes, he sings a song about reindeer being better than people. He gets better, though.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Falls in love with and becomes a couple with the Fiery Redhead Anna.
  • Heroic Build: Justified, he's an ice farmer and was raised by rock-like trolls who he confirms are really heavy.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Sven, lampshaded by the trolls.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: He'll always do the right thing...even if it takes some subtle (and occasionally not-so-subtle) prompting from Sven.
  • Homeless Hero: Implied to be this with Sven, after Kristoff is thrown out of Oaken's shop.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Anna.
  • Hunk: Contrasting Prince Hans's more slim and cool appearance. Kristoff instead is modeled after the "ruggedly handsome" look (in spite of the shot at his "unmanly blondness").
  • Hypocritical Humor: He tells Anna to put her legs down when she puts them up on his freshly lacquered sled, asking her if she was raised in a barn... only to spit on where she put her feet and start rubbing it with his sleeve.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Sort of. He and Anna both believe that bringing her to Hans would reverse the spell that is slowly turning her to ice with True Love's Kiss. At this point, Kristoff realizes he has feelings for Anna, but thinks she's in love with Hans anyways, and so chooses to leave her at the castle after taking her back.
  • Ineffectual Loner: Kristoff generally does not like interacting with other humans, and simply performs honest work with his reindeer companion. However, Kristoff is clearly not doing terribly well all on his own, needing to crash in random barn houses and being barely able to afford daily necessities.
  • Interspecies Adoption: He (human) and Sven (reindeer) were both adopted by trolls.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Openly bickers with Anna and calls her out when she doesn't think things through... yet also does everything in his power to help her when it counts. One need only look at all the "heart of gold" tropes that apply to the man. Notably, this helps enforce him being a foil to Hans as his inverse; everything Kristoff does for Anna is genuine in intent.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Sans the armor...though he probably wouldn't admit it. At heart, he bears this trope in spirit, and his daring sequence in the finale brings it to the forefront.
  • Lampshade Hanging: Does this heavily when he hears about Anna wanting to marry Hans despite just meeting him, and makes a few good points on why that may not be wise. Unfortunately, Kristoff turned out to be right.
  • Large Ham: Every time he's Talking to Himself "in behalf" of Sven.
  • Nature Lover: He has been described as a "true outdoors man".
  • Nerves of Steel: Sees that hungry, strong, adult wolves are coming? Keeps his cool, while telling Sven to run and manages to push one away with just his foot.
  • Nice Hat: The hat he is seen with is a standard hat for ice harvesters.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Subverted. He looks poised to teach Hans a painful lesson at the end of the film, but Anna stops him and punches the prince out herself. In the novelization, he does knock Hans out when he tries to kill Elsa again after Anna freezes. Anna herself still punches him later.
  • Noble Male, Roguish Male: As the rogue, with Hans. Subverted, as Hans's true character is Machiavellian and uses the noble ruse as a tool to usurp the throne, while Kristoff's persona was implied by the trolls to have been created to protect himself and hide his inner kindness and goodness.
  • Nose Nuggets: Claims that all guys eat their boogers. note 
  • No Social Skills: Justified since part of his life he was raised by trolls.
  • Official Couple: With Anna, although they are not married by the movie's end.
  • Only Sane Man: He's more practical than Anna and Olaf, and is the only one to think to tell Olaf just what exactly happens to snow in summer. Anna won't let him, though. With Anna being the hopeless romantic she is, he was quite suspicious of suddenly accepting a marriage proposal from Hans. Kristoff eventually turned out to be right.
  • Parental Abandonment: We have no idea who or where Kristoff's birth parents are.
  • The Pig Pen: His lack of hygiene is a Running Gag: he eats a saliva covered carrot (it was Sven's saliva), only ever tinkles in the woods, and (by his own admission) doesn't smell better than a reindeer. The trolls say he's smelly no matter how much he washes, and Olaf describes him as "a pungent reindeer king."
  • Polite Villains, Rude Heroes: The Rude Hero to Hans's Polite Villain.
  • Raised by Wolves: He was raised by the trolls, who adopted him and Sven as children.
  • Red Is Heroic: Is the Tritagonist and wears a red scarf around his waist.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Anna's red.
  • Rich Suitor, Poor Suitor: The unglamorous, working-class poor suitor to Hans's suave, royal rich suitor.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: With Anna.
  • Scarf Of Ass Kicking: Ties a scarf around his waist and see the Badass section to know why he qualifies.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly man to Hans's sensitive guy. Switched around with The Reveal that Hans is actually anything but sensitive.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: Tries to convince his adoptive family of this about Anna. They don't believe him.
  • Socially-Awkward Hero: Justified because he has little contact with other humans. See No Social Skills and Emotionally Tongue Tied. It was even lampshaded by a member of his adoptive troll family.
  • Talking to Himself: An in-universe example; Sven isn't a Talking Animal, so Kristoff sometimes provides a "voice" for him when they're alone. Hilariously, whenever they have an "argument", it's usually Sven who's right.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: His dynamic with Anna at first.
  • Tritagonist: Third in the protagonist line behind Anna and Elsa.
  • Voice for the Voiceless: He speaks for Sven in his "reindeer voice".
  • Watch the Paint Job: Kristoff tells Anna off for touching the lacquer on his sled. Of course, the sled smashes to pieces later on. After he just paid it off.

    Sven 

Kristoff's lovable pet reindeer.
  • Adorkable: Mix in his clumsiness, love for carrots, and facial expressions, and Sven counts.
  • All Animals Are Dogs: Has the mannerisms of a dog more than a reindeer.
  • Badass: His biology has made him this; capable of leaping a wide ravine, surviving frigid waters, tearing through blizzards at breakneck speed, keeping ahead of wolves while towing a large sled, and pulling Kristoff and Anna out of holes and away from trouble while only eating a bunch of carrots, his favourite snack, and probably moss.
  • Big Eater: He really likes to eat. Especially if it involves carrots.
  • Brown Eyes: Like Kristoff, Sven has shown to be very trustworthy, as best shown in making Kristoff come to terms with his feelings for Anna and saving his best friend from falling into the icy sea.
  • Childhood Friends: Has known Kristoff since they were kids.
  • The Conscience: To Kristoff.
    • Played with, as most of the time, Kristoff himself is the one actually making the argument. It's played straight near the end, though, when Sven proves he doesn't need Kristoff to speak for him to get his meaning across.
  • Cool Pet: This reindeer jumped off of a gorge! That's pretty awesome.
  • Cute Clumsy Reindeer: Sven is adorable and kind of clumsy.
  • Cute Mute: This reindeer is silly, snarky, lovable, and yet he does not say a single word the entire movie.
  • Disney Death: It's small in comparison to everything happening when it does, but he manages to buck Kristoff off to safety during their breakneck run in the climactic blizzard when the fjord's icy surface cracks underneath them and sends him into the freezing waters below. It takes a harrowing moment, but he surfaces not long after. This is justified, since reindeer/caribou are easily capable of swimming even in icy arctic waters; the main peril comes because the audience knows if a horse or human fell inside, it would probably be fatal.
  • Expy: Sven is based on "Bae" from the original Snow Queen. He also looks suspiciously similar to Rutt and Tuke, the moose brothers from Brother Bear.
  • Happily Adopted: As a young reindeer, he and a child Kristoff were taken in, loved, and nurtured by trolls.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Almost, see Disney Death above. When he surfaces, he urges Kristoff to keep moving while he's stuck out on a small ice platform.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Kristoff.
  • Homeless Hero: Implied to be this with Kristoff, after the latter was thrown out of Oaken's shop.
  • Interspecies Adoption: Sven (reindeer) and Kristoff (human) have a familial bond with their family of trolls.
  • The Lancer: For Kristoff. Not only as his steadfast backup, but Sven actually creates a contrast with Kristoff by being the more reasonable, generous of the two.
  • Loyal Animal Companion: To Kristoff. The two have been together since childhood.
  • Morality Chain: Implied to be this for Kristoff since Word of God described Sven as "the conscience" for Kristoff.
  • Nice Guy: Sven is sweet, loyal, playful, and has a strong moral center.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: To Kristoff, obviously.
  • Parental Abandonment: No idea what became of Sven's parents.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Like Olaf, he provides levity in a number of places; however he's not a magical creature and still quite vulnerable. He proves his pluckiness by taking a dive into a frozen fjord and coming out relatively none the worse for wear.
  • Red Is Heroic: Wears a red harness and is one of the good guys.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Kristoff and Anna.
  • Sidekick: To Kristoff and Olaf in market sales.
  • Silent Snarker: Shows shades of this when he tries to convince Kristoff to admit his feelings to Anna.
  • Talking Animal: Subverted; he cannot talk, but Kristoff likes to pretend he can, playing both sides of their conversation. Sven does make appropriate gesticulations for his part of the conversation, though.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Sven has a fondness for carrots. He keeps going after Olaf's nose.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Kristoff and later Anna, Elsa, and Olaf.
  • The Speechless: He doesn't have any lines in the film, just reindeer grunts and groans. Kristoff gives him a voice on occasion, though.
  • With Friends Like These...: Downplayed. Sven doesn't resort to violence, but he isn't above lifting Kristoff with his antlers and dropping him in the snow, so that can express his feelings to Anna.

    Olaf 
"Some people are worth melting for...but just maybe not right this second."

Voiced by: Josh Gad

The first snow golem made by Elsa. He dreams of enjoying the summer.
  • Accidental Misnaming: Due to a misunderstanding, Olaf believes that Kristoff's name is 'Sven'. Olaf continues to call him that until the Trolls correct him; he does use the right name when revealing to Anna that Kristoff loves her.
  • Adorkable: Olaf runs on adorable dorky antics.
  • Advertised Extra: The trailers make it looks like the film is largely his adventure. He doesn't show up officially until the second half of the movie.
  • All-Loving Hero: Olaf just wants his friends to be safe and happy.
  • Amusing Injuries: Although he never feels any pain from them.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Initially believes Kristoff to be insane because he starts interacting with rocks like they're people (and, as it turns out, they are magical rock-people), when he's a sentient, animated snowman.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: He's adorable, especially compared to his Evil Counterpart Marshmallow.
  • Big "NO!": Screams this as he tries to stop Marshmallow from pursuing Anna and Kristoff. Unfortunately, his size means he's no match for the larger snowman.
  • Butt Monkey: He's subject to all kinds of slapstick and Amusing Injuries throughout the film.
  • Catch Phrase: "Hi, I'm Olaf and I like warm hugs," a Callback to when Elsa and Anna first built him.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: The sisters first built him when they were children. He was later rebuilt by Elsa and becomes important for the rest of the film.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: A light version, as he is always happy and doesn't seem to understand that warmth is bad for him, as his biggest dream is to see summer, but is capable of great wisdom.
    Kristoff: I'm gonna tell him.
    Anna: Don't you dare.
  • Creating Life Is Unforeseen: Elsa didn't consciously bring him to life, it just happened. His creation in general is a big old Freudian Slip, as Elsa unconsciously makes him while singing about how she's letting go of the past.
  • Disney Villain Death: Parodied when Marshmallow kicks him off a cliff.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Can be seen smiling when Elsa creates Marshmallow to kick him, Anna, and Kristoff out. He also seems quite calm when Marshmallow forcefully tosses them all out of the ice palace. This is most likely due to his innocent, optimistic, and friendly nature; he just isn't seeing the danger.
  • Freudian Slip: Olaf is a walking talking Freudian slip, being the personification of the sororal bond between Anna and Elsa that the latter is trying to "let go". She so makes him completely off-hand in the beginning of her I Am Becoming Song that she doesn't even realize she made a snowlem.
  • Friend to All Children: Implied when we see him dancing with some of the troll children.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: His Snowlem nature makes him Nigh Invulnerable to any kind of damage save heat, which comes in handy due to his frequent Amusing Injuries.
  • Has Two Mommies: Elsa and Anna first built him as little girls.
  • Healing Factor: Since he's a snowman, he can't die or be truly injured unless he melts.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: A non-lethal version that is Played for Laughs when he walks into an icicle without looking. It amuses him more than anything.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: Though most of his injuries are self-inflicted by his own mistakes, it doesn't stop him from being chipper.
  • Irony: He is a snowman who only wants to see summer and doesn't realize he'll melt. In the finale, Elsa gives him a personal flurry that allows him to enjoy summer without melting.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: The classic Disney non-human companion.
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: Downplayed. Olaf isn't a "simpleton", but he can be childish. And still retain his Nice Guy attitude.
  • Literal-Minded: When Anna tells him to "give [her and Elsa] a minute" at the ice castle, he counts to 60 before going in after her.
  • Nice Guy: He always does everything he can to help his friends.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: He suffers a lot of Amusing Injuries and is always falling apart, but his components never break apart. The only thing that can actually kill him is heat, and even that's not an issue when Elsa summons a personal snow cloud for him.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: To Anna.
  • The Noseless: When he first meets Anna and Kristoff. Anna gives him a carrot nose, which Sven occasionally tries to eat.
  • Our Phlebotinum Child: First built by Anna and Elsa as children, then bought to life by Elsa's magic years later.
  • Perpetual Smiler: About 99% of his screentime has him with a smile on his face.
  • Personal Raincloud: He gains a personal flurry once Summer returns, so he can enjoy the season without melting.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: He provides a lot of the film's humor.
  • The Pollyanna: Despite all the injuries he suffers, he never loses his optimism. Even as he melts under the summer sun after Elsa restores the climate, he's cheerful (though Elsa quickly rectifies that with an endless winter in microcosm just for Olaf).
  • Purity Personified: Word of God confirmed that Olaf is this.
  • Rule of Symbolism: One of the directors says he symbolizes the love between Anna and Elsa.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: During the blizzard at the climax, he's blown away by the storm and not seen again until Anna's frozen solid.
  • Simple Minded Wisdom: A simple pep talk from the naive, oddball, silly snowlem of all things... is what snaps Anna back from Hans's betrayal.
  • Snowlem: Of the friendly variety.
  • Spanner in the Works: If he hadn't found Anna after Hans left her for dead and led her outside, Hans's plot to kill Elsa and take the throne would have succeeded.
  • Too Dumb to Live: He loves all things warm and wants to experience summer, not realizing that heat is deadly to him.
  • Tulpa: He started out as a funny character Elsa made up to make Anna laugh when they were kids. Years later, Elsa's magic made him real and she didn't even intend to. Even Elsa's surprised when he shows up walking and talking in her castle, since she still remembers him.
  • Undying Loyalty: When he starts a fire to keep Anna warm, he discovers that he'll melt if he comes into contact with heat. Despite this, he chooses to stand by Anna as her curse slowly freezes her.

    Prince Hans Westerguard of The Southern Isles 
"Oh Anna. If only there was someone out there who loved you."

Voiced by: Santino Fontana

A prince of the Southern Isles, he comes to Arendelle for Elsa's coronation and quickly makes an impression on Anna. He's actually using Anna to rule the kingdom himself.
  • Abusive Parents: He reveals to Anna that he was neglected by his family due to being the very last in the line of his kingdom's succession. His brothers behaved even worse to him (going so far as to pretend that he was invisible). Word of God seems to support his stated backstory that he grew up without love.
  • Adorkable: To the same extent as Anna. However, he's evil and exploits his charm to woo Anna as part of his plan to become king.
  • All There in the Manual: Like Kristoff, his last name is never said in the film itself. Word of God confirmed through a Twitter post that Westerguard is indeed his last name, having never changed it back when he was just called "Admiral Westerguard" in the original script.
  • Ambition Is Evil: His whole plan was to make himself king.
  • Awesome McCoolname: Hans? Nice name tribute to Hans Christian Andersen. Hans Westerguard? Awesome.
  • Badass: Hans is a pretty competent fighter, and has no issue with facing down dangerous situations.
  • Badass Beard, or maybe Badass Muttonchops would be more accurate.
  • Badass Normal: About the best thing that can be said about him. He still takes it on the chin from someone he's One Head Taller to, though.
  • Bad Samaritan: He's implied to be the first person outside of the (much-reduced) castle staff that Anna had truly socialized with in years. Naturally, he's also a villain.
  • Beauty Is Bad/Hot Guys Are Bastards: His traditionally good looks play a fair part in making Anna fall for him.
  • Big Bad: Zig-Zagged. While he doesn't become an active villain until the last act of the film, it was his plan to take over the kingdom that inadvertently led Elsa to reveal her ice powers and run away.
  • Big Damn Kiss: Dramatically subverted when he reveals his true nature.
  • Birds of a Feather: Like Anna, he's used to being shut out by his siblings.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: His acts of kindness as well as his Adorkable wooing of the impressionable, happy-go-lucky princess Anna, is revealed to be part of a calculated plot to marry into Arendell's royal family and ultimately murder Queen Elsa so he can ascend to the throne.
  • Break Them by Talking: A wise thing to do before attacking a borderline Goddess of Winter with a sword when she knows he is coming.
  • Bright Is Not Good: Wears lots of white and blue and is evil.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: His concern about not wanting harm to come to Anna basically translates to him needing Anna alive so he can become king.
    • His talking Elsa down is also an example of this.
  • The Charmer: In an awkward kind of charm. Turns out to be an evil version of this.
  • Color Motif: White: every single one of his outfits has white in some shape or form, particularly in the form of his gloves.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: Probably one of the smarter villains to come from Disney. He exploits Love at First Sight to woo Anna, and he maintains a very convincing Nice Guy facade. If Olaf hadn't had saved Anna, he most likely would have won.
  • Disposable Fiancé: He and Anna get engaged almost immediately, but then the story makes it clear that she's really supposed to be with Kristoff... good thing that Hans was Evil All Along! This is even lampshaded by one of the trolls in "Fixer Upper".
  • Driven by Envy: His drive to come into power within a kingdom of his own — which he'll never get from his family, having twelve brothers ahead of him — is his primary motivator.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: His betrayal of Anna in the climax.
  • Evil All Along: Hans is that rare Disney villain whose true nature casts a very dark pallor over all of the supposedly altruistic and benevolent deeds he had done prior to The Reveal, when it becomes apparent that he had been planning to murder our heroes and usurp the kingdom right from the start. That Love at First Sight song? Hollow lies. His charitable deeds for the people while Anna is gone? Calculated to make his rise to power easier. His drive to keep Anna safe? A mask of concern, casually discarded when he realized he no longer needs her: it was safe to let her die.
  • Evil Counterpart: To the poorer, rugged-on-the-exterior yet genuinely well-intentioned Kristoff, to whom Hans also serves as a foil.
  • Evil Redhead: He turns out to be the villain.
  • Exact Words: "I would never shut you out." Now, shutting her in ...
    • A lot of the stuff he says while seducing Anna is actually true, just reliant on double meanings that do not become apparent until his true nature is revealed.
      Hans: I've been searching my whole life to find my own place...
  • Expy: Might be partially inspired by Gaston, in that he appears handsome, but turns out to be evil, and tries to kill the misunderstood character whom he believes is a monster.
  • Face-Heel Turn: His sudden turn to evil towards the end of the film can be a bit shocking, as his actions prior to this scene don't really seem "evil" per se. While he eventually reveals his motives, one could be forgiven if they thought he would have been one of the good guys just trying to help out Elsa and Anna such as when he is trying to help the people in the kingdom and prevents Elsa from killing some assassins.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: In promotional photos for the film, Hans is depicted as an innocent, handsome guy, until you watch the film, and you'll see that his mind totally contrasts his appearance.
  • Femme Fatale: Rare male version. Uses his charm for his own means and is not to be trusted.
  • Fiery Redhead: Averted. Hans is pretty calm and rational in any situation.
  • Foil: To most of the main characters, actually.
    • Kristoff: The most obvious examples, seeing as the two men are the complete opposite of each other in almost every aspect.
    • Anna: Both are the youngest scion of a royal house and neglected by their own accounts, but where Anna is open and artless Hans is a skilled actor hiding his true motives.
    • Elsa: Hans acts friendly and kind-hearted only so he can manipulate and hurt people, all for his own benefit. Elsa acts cold and distant because she wants to keep her people (and her sister) safe from her Power Incontinence, despite the fact that she doesn't want to be alone.
  • Foreshadowing: It seemed completely unexpected when Hans was Evil All Along but there were few clues that showed him that he's not all what he seems.
    • During the song "Love Is An Open Door", Hans sings the line "I've been searching my whole life to find my own place." As he gestures at Anna's kingdom in the distance. We later find out that Hans only wanted to marry Anna to seize the throne.
    • Also, the way the song is sung has subtle hints that Hans is playing with Anna's feelings and is just leading her on, particularly when Hans sings the line about the two of them finishing each other's — only for Anna to jump in to say "sandwiches," followed by Hans's "That's what I was gonna say!" showing that he's tailoring his acting to draw her in.
  • Fourth Date Marriage: With Anna. It's even lampshaded. Then averted.
  • Freudian Excuse: According to Word of God, one thing that wasn't a lie was his twelve older brothers' terrible treatment of him.
  • Freudian Slip: Has one in the beginning. When Anna is asked if she has powers as well, Hans is quick to parrot her when she describes herself as "completely ordinary", only to back-pedal and assure her that he meant it in the most inoffensive way possible.
  • Gold Digger: He arrives in Arendelle for the purpose of wooing and ultimately marrying into the kingdom's royal family.
  • The Good King: Aspires to achieve this status among Arendelle's citizens, (albeit more as a power grab than out of any care for their well-being. From his own twisted point of view, he seems to view himself as this but is willing to murder Anna and Elsa to ensure his rise to power.
  • Hidden Villain: You'd be very surprised when you find out he's the true villain of the movie, considering how he looks like he is going to be a supporting character and a potential love interest for one of the protagonists (Anna or Elsa) in promo photos for the movie.
  • Hypocrite: His last words to Anna before she departs to search for her sister actually reflect what he's going to do by the end of the movie.
    Hans: Are you sure you can trust her? I don't want you to get hurt.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Heavily implied—in addition to being the youngest of thirteen boys, three of them pretended he was invisible for two years.
  • Jerkass: Revealed to be this at the climax of the film. He did, however show signs of this by angrily threatening to charge the Duke with treason.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: All of the good things that he did were for his own benefit (i.e. is a kind ruler while Anna is away because happy citizens are easier to rule, etc.)
  • Jerkass Has a Point: A strange case in that we don't realize who he is at the time, but while he told Elsa that if she killed the Duke's guards, she would become a monster presumably to get her to lower her guard, he had a point.
  • Kick the Dog: He coldly informs a dying Anna that he was never in love with her but rather had been exploiting her infatuation with him to seize power over her kingdom.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: Telling Anna his plans to kill Elsa and telling Elsa that she killed Anna are both verbal forms of this trope.
  • Klingon Promotion/The Usurper: Since he's 13th in line for the throne in his country, his main goal is to marry himself to the throne somewhere and rapidly make himself king as soon as he gets or/and sees the right chance.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Gives off the vibe, goes hand in hand with being Prince Charming (see below).
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He gets punched in the face by Princess Anna and sent back to the Southern Isles to be judged by his brothers, the very people he was hoping to prove himself superior to by grabbing his own Kingdom.
  • Let no Crisis Go to Waste: Hans uses Elsa's meltdown to speed up his plans significantly.
  • Love at First Sight: With Anna; apparently, it's mutual. It's not.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: Hans's initial plan, before Elsa revealed her magic, was for Elsa to have an "accident" so he could be king. It's unknown if he planned the same for Anna, but he presumably would have if she ever caught on to his involvement with Elsa's "accident". It is also highly unlikely he would have wanted to be Prince Consort and have no real power.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He has very little direct impact on the plot, and doesn't need it to pull off his plan - he's very good at manipulating people in minor ways to push them where he needs them to go. When he noticed how naive Anna is, he plays that up to seduce her. He helps the kingdom to gain their trust, and when Anna reveals she's dying, he says she's dead just to get other people to follow him in killing Elsa. Seriously, if Hans moved to Westeros, he'd fit right in.
  • Man in White: His characteristic blazer, atop otherwise blue inner vestiments, as well as his distinctive white gloves and a full-white suit during Elsa's coronation party. Contrary to Disney expectations, this doesn't affect his morality one bit.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: Hans is the youngest of thirteen princes.
  • Meaningful Name: See Shout-Out.
  • Meet Cute: How he meets Anna.
  • The Mole: He was working to subvert Arendelle's rulers from day one.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: His plan was to marry Anna and kill her and her sister, presumably after fathering an heir to the throne so he could rule as regent.
  • Nice Guy: He is kind, generous, noble, and always speaking politely to both Anna and Elsa. It's all an act.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: By trying to kill Elsa, he gives Anna an opportunity to forgo what she thinks is a chance to save herself from the curse in order to save Elsa, enabling her to perform an act of true love that also saves herself.
  • Nice to the Waiter: He's nice to a random girl that just ran into his horse, making sure she's okay and even walking onto the not-that-stable boat to help her up—and that's before he learns she's Princess Anna. He also doesn't hesitate to hand out supplies and let common people into the palace to keep them warm. Of course, this just shows how dedicated he is to being a Villain with Good Publicity.
  • No, You:
    • His comeback to Anna telling him he can't take out Elsa. For what it's worth, he's right: He is willing to subdue Elsa by attacking her psychologically.
      Anna: You're no match for Elsa.
      Hans: No, you're no match for Elsa.
    • He's on the receiving end of one when after he says he thought Anna froze her heart, she tells him that he's the only one with a frozen heart.
  • Not So Different: Just like how Elsa shut Anna out, he has had trouble with his brothers ignoring him (some even pretended he was invisible). He uses this to try to manipulate her, leaving the viewer to wonder if his brothers' treatment of him is true or a case of Unreliable Narrator.
  • Noble Male, Roguish Male: As the gentle nobleman, with Kristoff. Subverted, as Hans's true character is Machiavellian and uses the noble ruse as a tool to usurp the throne, while Kristoff's persona was implied by the trolls to have been created to protect himself and hide his inner kindness and goodness.
  • Oh Crap: When his horse, Sitron, accidently lets go of the boat he is standing on and causes him to fall into the fjord. Additionally, in a more traditional context, this trope applies when he is shocked to find discover Anna is alive after failing to kill Elsa. He's so dumbstruck that he's only able to stammer out "But she froze your heart!"
  • Opportunistic Bastard: By his own admission, Hans pretty much developed his scheme as he went along. At first he had his eyes set on marrying Elsa but settled on Anna after she revealed she was in love with him. Next, he tries to murder Anna and just take over the kingdom directly. He always takes the path that will benefit him the most, as quickly as possible.
  • Pet the Dog: He acts as a benevolent regent, handing out cloaks to the freezing populace of Arendelle. Of course, it's probably just an act to make him look more sympathetic and nicer to the people of Arendelle, so that they would easily accept his ascent to the throne. He also saves Elsa's life from the Duke's men, though it could be because he had calculated he would need her alive; otherwise Anna's opinion of him would be shot and his plan fallen apart. So he locks her in the dungeon and pleads with her to end the winter. Perhaps he was considering marrying her at that moment before he learned his current fiancé was now dying and figured it would be easier to kill them both.
  • Polite Villains, Rude Heroes: The Polite Villain to Kristoff's Rude Hero.
  • Playing Both Sides: Does this in the conflict between Anna and the Duke. He puts them both in situations where they feel they need to work with him. He almost wins.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: He is generally motivated by what will benefit him first, rarely deliberately going out of his way to screw people over like more traditional Disney antagonists, which is what probably makes him most creepy. Help people that are freezing? Sure, it gives him a better public image. Let a princess die by refusing to kiss her (not that it would work, given how he really felt)? The way to the throne is quicker that way, so yes.
  • Prince Charming: For Anna. At least, it seems like it at first.
  • Psychotic Smirk: He gives Anna a particularly unsettling one when he reveals that he's not the Prince Charming she thought him to be.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite being a Manipulative Bastard intent on murder and usurpation, his brief regency while the sisters are away seems fair enough. He keeps the gates of the castle open, personally passes out blankets to the townsfolk, and even defends Elsa from the Duke's accusations. While some of it is certainly was an act, he seems sincerely committed to proving his greatness by transforming Arendelle into a powerful kingdom fully capable of defending itself against external threats. This is evidenced by his apparent hostility towards the Duke of Weselton, a high-ranking official from a neighboring kingdom with designs on dominating Arendelle's economy. However, judging by the unscrupulous lengths he goes merely to obtain the throne, it naturally follows that his approach to ruling Arendelle would be no different if not worse.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Upon revealing his true nature to Anna, he himself makes fun of her for being so desperate for love that she agreed to marry him "just like that", which made his plan that much easier.
  • Rich Suitor, Poor Suitor: The suave, wealthy, royal rich suitor to Kristoff's unglamorous, working-class poor.
  • Romantic False Lead: He's presented as being Anna's soulmate early on — then we meet Kristoff. Hans is also, you know, evil.
  • Satellite Love Interest: Early in the film, all that's to him other than his love for Anna is that he has some of Anna's surface Adorkable qualities and is a Nice Guy, he's from the Southern Isles, he has twelve older brothers, and he owns a horse, with nothing much else. Deconstructed later on: he deliberately manipulated Anna into falling in love with him by acting like the perfect Prince Charming she wanted just to use her to become king of Arendelle. This throws all of his earlier interactions with her into a darker light, and makes it unclear as to just how much of what he told her about himself was true.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive guy to Kristoff's manly man. Switched around with The Reveal that Hans is actually anything but sensitive.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man/Man of Wealth and Taste
  • Shout-Out: His name is a direct reference to the creator of the story that the film is based on: "The Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Anderson.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Marks him as a person of interesting, making him stand out as a prince among lower aristocrats.
  • Slasher Smile: He has a startlingly menacing smile on his face as he prepares to deliver a killing blow to Elsa.
  • Spanner in the Works: His initial plan is just to woo one of the princesses and manipulate his way into inheriting the kingdom. His actions accidentally unearth Elsa's secrets and kick off the entire plot, which luckily for him so happens to be exactly the kind of situation he can take advantage of.
  • Spare To The Throne: The youngest of thirteen princes, giving him an extremely small chance at inheriting his own throne.
  • Spell My Name with an S: His last name has been spelled as Westerguard, Westergard, and even Westergaard. Considering the fact that Jennifer Lee never directly stated in her post how to spell it, and didn't correct the poster who asked the question, it can be assumed that Westerguard is meant to be correct.
  • They Died Because of You: Tells Elsa about Anna being dead from her curse just to get her guard down so that he can kill her.
  • Thirteen Is Unlucky: Being the thirteenth in line for his kingdom's throne, he knows he doesn't stand a chance to be king, and this makes him do very desperate and unethical things.
  • Tragic Villain: Word of God considers him this, as a product of growing up without love.
  • Walking Spoiler: Just telling someone he's the antagonist of the movie spoils it for people who have never seen the movie before.
  • Warrior Prince: As it turns out, Hans is pretty badass with a sword.
  • Wham Line: "Oh, Anna...If only there was someone out there who loved you."
  • Wicked Cultured: He's well-mannered, suave, and well-versed in the ways of royal leadership. He's also a power-hungry bastard.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Tries to outright kill Elsa with his sword in the climax, being stopped only when Anna blocks him from her just when she freezes over completely.
  • Wrong Guy First: Just because he seems like the whole package doesn't mean that he is.
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: He definitely has a knack for taking advantage of events to further his own primary goals.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: His plan for everyone involved. Just tweak it to "no longer about to live", and this is how he treats Anna when she reveals her curse. He also decides to kill Elsa when she says she can't stop the winter she caused. Judging by how he interacted with the Duke of Weselton, he would've taken care of him as well.
  • Youthful Freckles: He's the youngest sibling, so he is just a young man.

    The Duke Of Weselton 
"If we don't do something soon, we'll all freeze to death!"

Voiced by: Alan Tudyk

A neighboring duke who wants to exploit Arendelle's riches and sees Elsa's powers as evil.
  • Analogy Backfire: "Like a chicken with the face of a monkey, I fly!"
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: His Machiavellian plans to dominate Arendelle place him firmly in this trope. However, his ruthlessness pales in comparison to the thoroughly treacherous and cold-hearted Prince of the Southern Isles, Hans Westerguard.
  • Bald of Evil: Downplayed. He hides his baldness with a wig that doesn't do its job so well.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Although he does remain an active threat through the movie and the audience has come to believe that he's the mastermind, they couldn't be more wrong. Hans truly upstages him in terms of evilness.
  • Burn the Witch!: His attitude towards Elsa after her powers are revealed, including sending his men to kill her.
  • Cool Old Guy: In the ballroom scene, it's evident that he thinks he's this, but he just comes off as a buffoon. Granted, he is pretty spry for a man his age.
  • Co-Dragons: He has a pair of surprisingly competent Elite Mooks who do his bidding.
  • Did I Just Say That Out Loud?: Does this early on in the film about his intentions for the kingdom.
  • Dodgy Toupee: Wears a wig to cover a bald spot.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: The Duke may be a total Jerkass, but he was noticeably distraught when he was led to believe by Hans that Elsa had killed Anna with an ice curse. He's also one of the first men to depart the room when Anna demands that Hans kiss her.
  • Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: His proper name is never revealed.
  • Evil Old Folks: He notes that he wants to exploit the economy of Arendelle kingdom in his first appearance.
  • Evil vs. Evil: With Prince Hans. Largely subverted since both never really know about each others' plans until the end.
  • Expy: Design-wise, he resembles the Grand Duke from Cinderella. His personality goes in the complete opposite direction, though.
  • Fantastic Racism: Given his reaction to Elsa's powers being revealed, it's not hard to guess that the Duke has a certain prejudice towards people with magic.
  • Fantastic Slurs: As a consequence of the above; he frequently refers to Elsa as a "monster".
  • General Ripper: Has a murderously judgmental hatred of magic and sorcery and those who practice them as "monsters", and will kill anyone he believes associated with them.
  • Giftedly Bad: He has an... interesting dance style.
  • Greed: His main reason for visiting Arendelle.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: His eyes represent his jerkass and domineering personality.
  • It Is Pronounced Tro PAY: The name of his town keeps getting mispronounced as Weasel-ton. See Meaningful Name below.
  • Jerkass: It's takes a special kind of jerk to turn on the Queen who has benefitted your country for many years just because she has freaky ice powers.
  • Kick the Dog: He is willing to let freezing people die rather than give them blankets ("tradeable goods").
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He came to Arendelle hoping to gain control of the kingdom's wealth and discover its secrets for himself, even to the point of trying to have Elsa killed. In the end, he's sent home and Elsa cuts off all trade with Weselton.
  • Laughably Evil: He causes a lot of trouble for Elsa, but this is also the same guy who was afraid he could have died from slipping on ice.
  • Meaningful Name: Weselton is frequently mispronounced as 'Weaseltown' throughout the movie. Fittingly, the Duke is a rather weaselly and spineless character.
  • Never My Fault: Refuses to own up to any part he may have had in causing Elsa to flee and accidentally start the Endless Winter.
  • Not So Different: To Hans, though nowhere near as heinous. They're both capable of altruistic and decent acts towards those who don't threaten their narrow obsessions for money and power, and they both prefer to act ruthlessly but sneakily, always under the guise of propriety.
  • Obviously Evil: To the point of comic effect, as he catches himself muttering about exploiting Arendelle.
  • Pet the Dog: Played with. He seems totally distraught when Anna supposedly dies, and consoles Hans (who had lied about the whole thing and locked Anna in a cold room to freeze to death) over his loss. It seems as though even a greedy Jerkass like him has some decency.
  • Red Herring: Virtually all promotional materials, including the voice acting leaks, have made him out to be the main villain of the story, when it's actually the younger and less Obviously Evil Prince Hans.
  • Pragmatic Villainy/It's All About Me: The only reason he wants to save the Kingdom in the first place is to make off with its riches and tradeable goods, which would cease to exist if the Kingdom was destroyed.
  • Running Gag: His duchy's name is mispronounced as the embarrassingly phonetic "Weaseltown".
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: While his motives are dubious, he is mostly attempting to save the Kingdom from the eternal winter.
  • You Monster!: He shouts this to Elsa after she almost freezes him.

    The Duke Of Weselton's Bodyguards 

The two bodyguards of the Duke. They serve as tertiary antagonists. Their main job is to protect the Duke at all costs.

    Oaken 
"A real howler in July, yes?"

Voiced by: Chris Williams

The owner of Wandering Oaken's Trading Post and Sauna. Like Kristoff, his business was changed into taking advantage of the new weather once it was changed by Elsa's magic.
  • Ambiguously Gay: When his family is shown, we see children and another grown man. Though the girl on the right may be a grown woman, perhaps Oaken's wife. The art style makes it difficult to differentiate age.
    • If a mention at the makeshift Trading Post currently at Disney Hollywood Studios is any indication, they're actually his cousins.
  • Apologetic Attacker: Sort of. After he throws Kristoff out for calling him a "crook," he immediately apologizes — to Anna, because she had to witness an act of violence in his shop.
  • Berserk Button: He doesn't like being called a crook. What makes it funnier is that he's still nice about it. He's less angry than he is hurt when he stands up.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: "Vat did you call me?"
  • Big Beautiful Man: Oaken is quite a cutie.
  • Camp Straight: If he's not Ambiguously Gay, then he's definitely this.
  • Catch Phrase: "HOO-hoo!"
  • Creator Cameo: He's voiced by Disney director and writer Chris Williams.
  • Funny Foreigner: Swedish.
  • Gentle Giant: He's sweet and pleasant for the most part, but when Kristoff makes the mistake of calling him a crook, he gets up out of his chair... revealing himself to be massive, utterly towering over Kristoff (who himself is a considerably big and muscular guy by any standard). He then bodily throws Kristoff out with no effort whatsoever.
  • Honest John's Dealership: At least according to Kristoff.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: To show his pure and sweet nature.
  • Large and in Charge: Is thrice bigger and larger than his family and is the one who runs the Family Business.
  • Nice Guy: See Gentle Giant. Just don't call him a crook.
  • Nice Hat: Which totally matches his sweater.
  • No Hero Discount: Doesn't matter if she's on a mission to save her sister and kingdom, Anna has to pay for those boots. Though it's possible she declined to inform Oaken of her status as princess.
    • It was actually worse. He had jacked up the prices of his winter gear and his food due to "supply and demand" despite outright stating that nobody was out in the blizzard except Anna and Kristoff and knowing full well that anyone who needed the ice pick and rope probably wouldn't survive without them.
  • Stout Strength: He effortlessly throws Kristoff out of his house when his Berserk Button was pushed.
  • Tranquil Fury: He eighty-sixes Kristoff without losing his happy persona at all; however, he is by no means a Stepford Smiler, as his smile briefly fades after Kristoff makes the mistake of calling him a crook.

    Sitron 
Voiced by: Frank Welker

The pet horse of Prince Hans of the Southern Isles.

    Marshmallow 

"DON'T COME BACK!"

Voiced by: Paul Briggs

A large snow golem created by Elsa to keep people out of her castle.
  • Anti-Hero: All he wants to do is make sure that both he and Elsa are left alone. However, he is a little too protective of Elsa for his own good.
  • Badass: He's big, he's strong, and he kicks lots of ass!
  • Big Little Brother: Marshmallow was built by Elsa after she created Olaf; while the latter is small and friendly, the former is huge and intimidating. So, Marshmallow is technically Olaf's "baby" brother.
  • Cain and Abel: Since he doesn't hesitate on striking his "brother"...
  • Bouncer: Described as such in the script.
  • Creator Cameo: Marshmallow is voiced by Paul Briggs, who was the head of the film.
  • Disney Villain Death: Falls into a gorge after Hans cuts his leg off. The Stinger reveals that he survived.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: His response to Anna hitting him with a snowball is to try to kill her.
  • The Lancer/ The Big Guy: To Elsa.
  • Evil Counterpart: A larger, more dangerous version of Olaf. This was more explicit in early designs, where Marshmallow was essentially Olaf, but bigger and more evil-looking, with tree trunks for arms.
  • Expy: Marshmallow bears a strong resemblance to what Hydros the Ice Titan would look like if he was more... filled out.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: You wouldn't expect a massive Snowlem to be named Marshmallow.
  • Gone Horribly Right: He seems to take his duty to protect Elsa a bit too seriously, given how viciously he chased after Anna and her companions even after they were leaving, something that Elsa wouldn't have wanted. Although this might have been because Anna provoked him by throwing a snowball at him (as he seemed perfectly content to just walk away after tossing them out).
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: When he's about to attack.
  • Healing Factor: Implied, since he survived getting his leg cut off and falling into a gorge. Being made of snow probably helps.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: Hides by the staircase leading to the ice palace as a pile of snow; he reveals himself when Hans and the search party arrive looking for Anna.
  • Mighty Glacier: He's very big and strong, but lacks quick reflexes.
  • Mook Promotion: He crowns himself the new ruler of Elsa's ice kingdom in the end.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Merely does what Elsa wants him to do.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: Since his only purpose is to keep people out of Elsa's palace, he's pretty content with just yelling at them or scaring them away. Notably, the only time he actively chases or threatens people is when they provoke him (Anna tossing the snowball and Hans's men shooting him).
  • The Noseless: Unlike Olaf, it's permanent.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Or rather, only given a name by an offhand comment.
  • One-Winged Angel: Grows icicle fangs, claws, and spikes when Hans and his men arrive. Earlier, there's a downplayed example when he pursues Kristoff, Anna, and Olaf; it's easy to assume that the number of claws, fangs, and spikes he grows depends on how much of a threat his opponents are.
  • Papa Wolf: To Elsa; his protectiveness is very extreme, but from Elsa's perspective necessary.
  • Poisonous Friend: He's overprotective of Elsa for this reason.
  • Rated M for Manly: See Badass.
  • Rule of Symbolism: While Olaf represents the love Elsa and Anna have, Marshmallow can be interpreted as representing how Elsa wishes to be alone; notably, he's pretty adamant that other people should "GO AWAY!" The Stinger, while intended for humor, takes this further by having Marshmallow smile for the first time...because he's completely alone and is living in Elsa's isolated ice palace.
  • Snowlem: Of the dangerous variety (type III).
  • Super-Persistent Predator: His only purpose is to keep people out of Elsa's castle, but he chases Anna off a cliff just for throwing a snowball at him.
  • Super Strength: Comes with being so big.
  • Spikes of Villainy: Made of icicles!
  • Undying Loyalty: To Elsa. See Super-Persistent Predator.
  • The Usurper: Played for Laughs. Played with as well, because he finds the tiara Elsa had tossed away in "Let it Go". And he then "crowns" himself "king" of Elsa's palace... the palace she created in the same song, and not the actual kingdom. So, he crowns himself king of Elsa's abandoned castle.
  • Upgrade vs. Prototype Fight: Olaf being alive was a surprise to Elsa. Marshmallow was deliberate after Elsa learned about Olaf, and much more powerful. They fight a bit while the heroes are trying to escape.
  • When She Smiles: In the post-credits scene, he picks up Elsa's old crown and grins so brightly that he loses his Spikes of Villainy. Also shows up in the storybook, An Amazing Snowman, where he's initially alone but ends up smiling with his brother Olaf, and later with the rest of his family.

    King Agdar and Queen Idun of Arendelle 
Voiced by: Maurice LaMarche (King Agdar), Jennifer Lee (Queen Idun)

Elsa and Anna's parents.
  • Absurdly Youthful Mother: The Queen looks like Elsa as a teenager.
  • Badass Baritone: The King due to being voiced by Maurice LaMarche. And how he did the best he could for his daughters. Even if did have some negative consequences.
  • Benevolent Boss/Reasonable Authority Figure: Implied to be good rulers.
  • Cleopatra Nose: The King.
  • Creator Cameo: The queen is voiced by one of the co-directors of the film.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best/Good Parents: While they were alive, they did make some mistakes, but they truly cared about their daughters and wanted to help Elsa control her powers.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: The Queen's Pimped-Out Dress is dark violet.
  • Happily Married: Implied.
  • Heroic Build: The King has a broad, muscular body; even though the outcome of his methods of teaching Elsa to control her powers wasn't exactly right, his intentions were noble and out of love.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The King and Queen, respectively.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: While their insistence that Elsa isolate herself and hide her powers was well-meaning, the reason her powers got so out of control as she grew older was because of the isolation. It's only once she opens up and accepts the love and affection of her friends and family that she regains the level of control over her powers that she had as a child. Many fans have interpreted this as An Aesop: When you have kids, don't make them feel ashamed or afraid of who they are, even if society may frown upon them. It will not end well.
  • Not Quite The Right Thing: The King tells Elsa to suppress her powers, and as a precaution keeps her and Anna isolated from each other and from the rest of the world, which leads to Elsa never really learning how to control her powers and to Anna being so desperate to end her loneliness that she rushes into the first relationship that presents itself.
  • Older than They Look: Both of them could be maintained in their early 30s or mid 20s, even though they had two daughters. Could actually be subverted (they actually are in their twenties) as people married and had children much earlier a few hundred years ago, especially royalty trying to preserve the family line.
  • One Head Taller: The King is this to his wife.
  • Parents as People: Though they were actually very loving, without meaning to, they contributed to Elsa's problem. They taught her to fear her powers instead of trying to control them, and to bottle up her emotions rather than confront them.
  • Plot Triggering Deaths: Their deaths at the beginning of the film are why Elsa has to become Queen at a young age, kicking off the plot.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: The Queen's hair is styled like this. Elsa later wears her hair the same way.
  • Ruling Couple
  • Satellite Character: The Queen only has one line, though she is shown to be supportive of her husband's decisions.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: The King.
  • Shown Their Work: Their graves were written in Runic alphabet, and so their names were revealed as: King Agdar and Queen Idun.
  • Unwitting Instigators Of Doom: They have good intentions, but isolating Elsa from the rest of the world for so many years causes the main plot later on.
  • Well Intentioned Extremists: Their plan to protect their daughters come off as this. See Parents as People above.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: They die within the first ten minutes of the film, just like most parents in Disney films.
  • Youthful Freckles: While not a child or teenager anymore, the Queen has them. She is in her twenties, which is only a little older than Elsa is during the whole...eternal winter thing, so she is only a little above the age range.

    The Trolls 
Pabbie Voiced by: Ciaran Hinds
Bulda Voiced by: Maia Wilson
Baby Troll Voiced by: Annie Lopez
Gothi the Troll Priest Voiced by: Jack Whitehall

Boulder-like magical creatures who helped the king and queen save Anna from Elsa's magic when the sisters were children. Also Kristoff's adoptive family.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Originally they were evil and selfish. Here, they may be meddlesome, but they're also kind and always willing to help.
  • All There in the Manual: Frozen: The Essential Guide says that they turn to rocks during the day, although this is never seen in the movie.
  • All Trolls Are Different: They look like rocks when sleeping/hiding, and are very friendly towards humans, hence why they accept Kristoff as a family member.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: To Kristoff. They're actually an entire amazingly embarrassing family. Of trolls.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animals
  • Big Brother Worship: The younger trolls show this towards Kristoff.
  • Brutal Honesty: Pabbie when he tells and shows a child what will happen if she doesn't control her powers. One of the things he shows her is presumbably being killed by an angry mob.
  • The Chief's Daughter: Bulda is the daughter of Pabbie.
  • Crowd Song: "Fixer Upper", which has almost every other line sung by a different troll in the group.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Bulda decides to adopt Kristoff and Sven because they were "cuties".
  • Deus ex Machina: Invoked by the king to save Anna in the prologue, taking her to them after finding an old legend.
  • Exact Words: Both sets of advice handed down by Pabbie get taken for their worth at face value. The former leads to Elsa's repression (it wasn't the people's fear she needed to worry about, it was her own fear) while the latter was too open to interpretation and starts an assumption by his fellow Trolls that Anna takes to heart.
  • Expy: The trolls are based off of "The Robbers" from The Snow Queen.
  • The Fair Folk: Averted. They never act malicious towards humans.
  • Finishing Each Other's Sentences: Mainly in their song.
  • Happily Married: Bulda and Cliff, Kristoff's adoptive parents.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: They appear as rocks when they aren't active. Hilariously, when Kristoff tries to introduce them to Anna and Olaf, the latter two momentarily believe he's insane.
  • I'm Taking Her Home with Me!: Bulda adopts Kristoff and Sven as soon as she meets them, simply because they're cute.
  • The Leader: Pabbie is the leader of the trolls.
  • Love Freaks: Give off this vibe, especially in their song "Fixer Upper".
  • My Beloved Smother: Bulda, Kristoff's adoptive mother, fits this trope to a T.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Pabbie removes Anna's memories of Elsa's magic under the vague assurance that it's for the best, then shows Elsa graphic depictions of what will happen if she doesn't learn to control her powers — but never tells her how she should go about doing so. Both of these actions prove to be disastrous.
  • Only Sane Man: Pabbie appears to be this.
  • Parental Substitute: Specifically, Bulda and Cliff are this to Kristoff and Sven.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: The female trolls wear pink or red crystal necklaces, while male trolls wear blue or green crystal necklaces.
  • Poor Communication Kills: A lot of trouble could have been avoided if they had been a little more clear. Their proclamation that fear will be Elsa's greatest enemy was accompanied by a representation of townspeople attacking her (which would be an honest concern though), even though they meant her fear rather than the people's (which did turn out to be even more dangerous).
  • Power of Love: They firmly believe in this.
  • Punny Name: Most of their names reference the fact they are rocks. In fact, Clay's name was changed in the Swedish dub to Sten - literally "Stone", and a real name in Swedish.
  • Scout Out: The troll child that earned his fire crystal is called a "Troll Scout Kid" in the script. Evidently, crystals are stand-ins for badges.
  • Shipper on Deck: Ship Anna and Kristoff quite gleefully.
  • Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: Appear in virtually none of the adverts, especially before the movie came out, despite showing up in the film's prologue in a fairly important role. For a while, the only clip was of two of them dancing with Olaf, though later adverts showed clips from their song.

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