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05:57:26 PM Jun 17th 2014
I hear some people call Elsa a Mary Sue. Big Woobie, incredible powers, lack of real negative flaws, Creator's Favorite, to name a few. Due to Elsa being pretty loved, many don't seem to think so. Would she count as any kind? A mild Sympathetic Sue?
07:26:41 PM Jun 17th 2014
None to all for me. One of the key aspects of any Sue character is a lack of character flaw. Her depression and deep rooted fears of hurting others with her powers driving her to cause more internal angst is very much a character flaw. This seems more like "calling a protagonist you don't like a Mary Sue" idea.

For Creator's pet, no. She fails the criteria: Hated by fans (The Scrappy): No. Elsa is very popular with most fans. Loved (or worshipped) by the writers (Creator's Favorite): Possibly. But she is a duantologist to the story. It is as much her growth and development as it is Anna's. Put into big scenes for no reason (Character Focus): No. She has very good reasons to have her screen time. Talked up by the other characters (Character Shilling): No. Not even Anna put her on a higher pedestal.
03:02:14 AM May 23rd 2014

Not pulling this yet, but... how is it particularly contrived for someone to show up planning to seduce his way to the throne? We do not see such complaints over the Duke.
03:04:44 AM May 23rd 2014
Also, that reads like an Zero-Context Example.
10:29:30 PM May 18th 2014
Removed this trope: "* Murder the Hypotenuse: Kristoff's family, the trolls, lightly suggest he get Anna's "fiance out of the way!" so he can make his move. ". This phrase can have many meanings, not just murdering someone, and it's very unlikely that this is what the trolls meant.
06:33:35 AM May 10th 2014
An odd thing I noticed but not sure where (or whether) to put it - the tune of "Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?" (at least the opening bars) is damn-near identical to Sweeney Todd's "Not While I'm Around".
04:41:47 AM Apr 29th 2014
Why is this suddenly called F Rozen?
06:06:27 AM Apr 29th 2014
You clicked on a link where someone linked it poorly. See The Problem with Pen Island.
10:08:37 AM Apr 20th 2014
""Shut Up" Kiss: Anna gives Kristoff one when he starts babbling."

I don't remember that - I thought their first kiss was at the end of the movie after he says "I could kiss you".
09:47:30 PM Apr 9th 2014
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Would it be alright to put Broken Aesop back up on the main page? Regardless of whether or not Kristoff and Anna's relationship solving everything, regardless of the fact that they don't get immediately married in the end, he's very clearly framed by the narrative as Anna's one true love and someone who probably could have saved her if the incident with Elsa hadn't happened. After two, three days of knowing each other.
09:53:22 PM Apr 9th 2014
We don't know if he could have saved her or not.
11:07:44 PM Apr 9th 2014
That's irrelevant. Anna and Olaf have a big, significant discussion on love, and how Kristoff loves her, and then there's the dramatic five minute race to get Anna to him so she can be saved. It's only at the last moment that Anna chooses to save Elsa, knowingly giving up her "cure" in the process.

The overall message is that yes, what this man feels for you is true love and real love and it's powerful enough to save you from turning to ice, even though you've only known each other for a grand total of two days. Hence, Broken Aesop.
04:37:02 PM May 4th 2014
But Kristoff didn't realize Anna was dying. He thought Hans would save her, but saw the blizzard forming. There was no reason for him to think that Hans was a bastard, Anna was still dying, and that Elsa was about to be murdered. He was worried Elsa's storm would kill her regardless of Hans' "true love" for her. Also, they don't nearly rush their relationship as much and Kristoff is too shocked to even react when she freezes whereas Elsa, who's known her a lot longer, breaks down completely. There's no real indication that Kristoff's and Anna's love is true love yet, just Anna's naivety about love convinces her that it is true. That was the whole point of Elsa being the one to save her. That love was forged over years whereas Hans' and Anna's was days old.
06:52:55 AM Mar 17th 2014
How come "Accent Adaptation" was deleted?
09:08:45 AM Mar 17th 2014
It was never listed in this page in the first place.
01:53:35 PM Mar 18th 2014
I'm referring to the main page.
11:46:52 PM Mar 18th 2014
On Accent Adaptation you mean? Can't find anything there either. Also, I feel like asking why you put your question here rather than there.
12:11:49 AM Feb 6th 2014
During "Let It Go," would Elsa tossing her crown away be a subversion of a "Crowning Moment of Awesome" or just a really terrible pun? I can't tell, EVERYTHING'S funny at 3AM.
12:18:10 AM Feb 6th 2014
I think you mean the opposite of Awesome Moment of Crowning.
10:34:53 PM Feb 5th 2014
since its already mentioned in trivia about at one point in development Elsa was at one point was a all out Disney villain , That under the trope, Missing Trailer scene that the scene containing the lines Now we just have to survive this blizzard!" and Anna replying "That's no blizzard; that's my sister!" with Elsa then conjuring up a blast of snow on top of the mountain is possibly from that version of the film
02:52:53 AM Feb 2nd 2014
Ok, so since it's under the trivia section, I pose this question: Does Elsa get over her childhood fears of her powers by Epiphany Therapy. There's certainly a case to be made for it, but my question is whether putting that on the tropes page might cheapen the journey the sisters go through.
08:13:38 PM Jan 21st 2014
This bugs me. People seem to forget about the fact that the oringally Snow Queen has a sister called the "Lady of the Summer". Gerda goes straight too the lady of summer after 'talking' to a tree in one version.
06:21:54 PM Jan 19th 2014
People keep saying that Anna's sacrifice cured her frozen heart, but didn't the moment she actually froze coincide with the moment she performed this sacrifice?

Am I missing something?
01:06:05 AM Jan 20th 2014
Hm. I saw it as Anna's sacrifice coincidentally being at the very moment she froze (which allowed her to survive), and this sacrifice cured Elsa's frozen heart which meant she was able to thaw Anna. I may also be missing something, though.
04:41:17 PM May 4th 2014
I figure that the true love must be mutual. A true love's kiss is mutual, for example. Elsa didn't realize that Anna sacrifice until after she noticed her head was still attached to her shoulders. Anna and Elsa hadn't embraced in years. In fact, Elsa hasn't touch anyone else's bare flesh in years not even her parents. Breaking down to the point where she HAD to embrace Anna out of grief proved her love was true as well.
12:58:20 PM Jan 18th 2014
Could someone please, please please tell me/know the names of the other paintings beside the "Swing" painting in the "For the First Time in Forever" song? It's driving me bonkers and my parents are telling me to let it go I'm getting that upset.
04:50:06 PM May 4th 2014
You can probably find the song online.
01:11:37 AM Jan 8th 2014
Elsa was very similar to Elphaba including in her main song, which lots of people have pointed out, but I didn't notice any specific references or gags to that effect. (Then again, I watched it in German, so I might have missed something. (Interestingly, German!Elsa is sung by Willemijn Verkaik who, like Idina Menzel, played Elphaba on stage.))
01:31:08 PM Jan 22nd 2014
Well there are similarities both of them have names that start with E and and in A. Both of them Elphba and Elsa have powers of some sort. Their power is more frightening (?) when their emotions are running high (aka are being pushed). Both of their main songs are about 'being free' not having to be the 'perfect girl' anymore. Oh and both of them are the older sibling of another character.
04:52:37 PM May 4th 2014
Any way you look at it, it would all go into the trivia section.
04:52:48 PM Jan 5th 2014
Been wondering, maybe it comes off as being pedantic, but does anyone else think that Anna and Elsa's dresses (not counting the latter's magic ice-gown) qualify mores as Simple Yet Opulent instead of Pimped-Out Dress? The rosemaling is beautiful work, but really, compared to dresses worn by their contemporaries- their dresses are more in line with Merida's turquoise presentation number and Aurora's signature princess dress (blue or pink, your call) than say, Belle's golden ball gown or Tiana's post-kiss-magic gown. ...could just be me.
02:26:05 AM Jan 22nd 2014
Rosemailing on a dress would require lots of stitching, which would be extravagant in the past. It's not as though those could just be slapped on the dresses.
10:21:32 AM Dec 29th 2013
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This troper was thinking about the chandelier and Hans thing, he looks up, runs over the the mook, pulls the crossbow into his field of view, and fires, as we have all figured out. What occurred to me is if Hans is Dangerously Genera Savvy, then the related trope Reality Ensues should be pulled into play. I have seen a chandelier fall on someone before, and what happens is the chandelier hits, the glass goes flying, and you find yourself waking up with some broken ribs under a twenty pound metal frame. That in mind, Hans doesn't know that Elsa froze Anna's heart, so he would be under the impression that he still needs to marry Anna. Anna won't marry him if he lets Elsa die, and he knows Elsa won't be willingly leaving the ice palace any time soon. So the only way to not kill Elsa and get her out without remotely seeming like a jerkass would be to somehow incapacitate her without it being his fault. If he is as Dangerously Genera Savvy as we think, he would have thought about all of this on the way to the ice palace, and then it would have probably been on his mind as he ran into the room. Let no Crisis go to Waste, and ta da, problem solved through Xanatos Speed Chess, he gets Elsa easily within reach for when she needs to die, and he doesn't have any blood on his hands, he wins that round.
04:49:17 PM May 4th 2014
He looks benevolent and reasonable, while still playing the crowd and the victims.
07:52:58 AM Dec 19th 2013
Under the Catchphrase section, Oaken and Family's fondness of saying "Yoo-hoo!" is mentioned, but it seems that Anna's usage of "Wait, what?" is overlooked. It's subtle, but she uses the phrase many times throughout the film, with Kristoff borrowing it in the epilogue. Thoughts?
06:46:49 AM Jan 8th 2014
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I don't think "Wait, what?" or "Yoo-hoo!" count as catchphrases at all. Just because someone says something a few times doesn't make it their catchphrase — in order to be one, it has to be a defining line for the character. Something along the lines of "It's clobberin' time!" "Bazinga!" or "Holy ____, Batman!"
08:48:18 AM Dec 6th 2013
@Hidden Windshield, can you explain this edit please?

That's tot an example of Cradling Your Kill. The kill wasn't deliberate, and it was more of a hug than a cradle. Deleted line(s) 68 (click to see context) :
  • Cradling Your Kill: Elsa hugging Anna, who was already frozen solid after being accidentally cursed by the former.

The page in question does not seem to require that the death be intentional, in fact there are a number of examples there that are from accidental kills. Now does literally cradling seem to be a requirement. (And really, how was she supposed to cradle Anna when she was frozen stiff?) So can you think of some other reason why this doesn't fit?


04:46:27 PM May 4th 2014
It fits the trope. I don't know why it was removed. It also falls under My God, What Have I Done?.
03:49:50 PM Dec 4th 2013
Two things, both about Elsa. The first is that I don't think that Pimped-Out Dress is right for her dress as the Snow Queen, as it seems a bit tame compared to what her contemporaries wear. Also her song "Let it go" feels like we should add a Then Let Me Be Evil trope.
08:04:37 AM Dec 19th 2013
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I would say it's fair enough to put Elsa's magical ice dress under the Pimped-Out Dress trope, as while it isn't as flamboyant or extravagant as other examples, it *is* made out of magical freaking ice! Also, that split on the skirt...
10:30:26 AM Dec 19th 2013
I think Elsa doesn't fit under Pimped-Out Dress — basically the definition of pimping it out is having frills or flowers or whathaveyou. However, I would call it Impossibly Cool Clothes.
02:27:40 AM Jan 22nd 2014
Check out some high resolution pictures of the dress. It's certainly loaded.
02:37:55 AM Jan 22nd 2014
Judging by high-resolution images I can find, it seems a little ... inconspicuous to me.
08:16:23 AM Jun 23rd 2014
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Pimped Out means decorated, not "in your face" decorated. The decorations still have to be there (why a dress such as Aurora's just counts as Simple Yet Opulent), but they don't have to be immediately obvious.
08:56:24 PM Jul 11th 2013
When can we add a Characters page...? There are new pictures!
01:22:30 AM Jul 12th 2013
Whenever you like! Just go to Characters.Frozen and start editing.
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