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* Hans' older brothers are also [[ShadowArchetype darker versions of Elsa as well]], in that they shut out their siblings, but have no chance to reconcile with each other as their father abhors such actions. As with Hans, they accept causing harm to others and refuse to get outside help to cope with their issues.

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* Hans' older brothers are also [[ShadowArchetype darker versions of Elsa as well]], in that they shut out their siblings, but have no chance to reconcile with each other as their father abhors such actions. As with Hans, they accept causing harm to others and refuse to get outside help to cope with their issues. The king's emotional manipulation has also caused them to develop serious psychological issues such as WellDoneSonGuy tendencies, LackOfEmpathy, and [[{{Manchild}} immaturity]].


* While what Hans does in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is morally wrong, the TieInNovel gives [[FreudianExcuse an explanation why he ends up being a messed-up person]] that's heartrending. He often gets the short end of the stick in his family, as his father usually dismisses him for being too ineffectual. Note that much of his backstory also borders on AdultFear, NightmareFuel, and ParanoiaFuel as well:

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* While what Hans does in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is morally wrong, the TieInNovel gives [[FreudianExcuse an explanation why he ends up being a messed-up person]] that's heartrending. He often gets the short end of the stick in his family, as his father usually dismisses him for being too ineffectual. Note that much of his backstory also borders on involves AdultFear, NightmareFuel, and ParanoiaFuel as well:


** During the queen's birthday, the king even makes a rude jab about Hans's status as a MommasBoy, stating that the queen "will be the only one who would have even noticed that [he] were missing." Also, after he is hit in the head with an object, Rudi and Runo tease Hans, asking if he's going to "run to mommy" so that she can "kiss his boo-boo to make it all better." Based on this, it's implied that when Hans was younger, his mother was TheConfidant for him, but as he grew older and more knowledgeable of his brothers' tactics, he distanced himself from her, knowing that his father and brothers would only mock him even more for running to her when in need.

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** During the queen's birthday, the king even makes a rude jab about Hans's status as a MommasBoy, stating that the queen "will be the only one who would have even noticed that [he] were [he was] missing." Also, after he is hit in the head with an object, Rudi and Runo tease Hans, asking if he's going to "run to mommy" so that she can "kiss his boo-boo to make it all better." Based on this, it's implied that when Hans was younger, his mother was TheConfidant for him, but as he grew older and more knowledgeable of his brothers' tactics, he distanced himself from her, knowing that his father and brothers would only mock him even more for running to her when in need.


** During the queen's birthday, the king even makes a rude jab about Hans's status as a MommasBoy, stating that the queen "will be the only one who would have even noticed that [he] were missing." Also, after he is hit in the head with an object, Rudi and Runo tease Hans, asking if he's going to "run to mommy" so that she can "kiss his boo-boo to make it all better." Based on this, it's implied that when Hans was younger, his mother was TheConfidant for him, but as he grew older and more knowledgeable of his brothers' tactics, he distanced himself from his mother, knowing that his father and brothers would only mock him even more for running to her when in need.

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** During the queen's birthday, the king even makes a rude jab about Hans's status as a MommasBoy, stating that the queen "will be the only one who would have even noticed that [he] were missing." Also, after he is hit in the head with an object, Rudi and Runo tease Hans, asking if he's going to "run to mommy" so that she can "kiss his boo-boo to make it all better." Based on this, it's implied that when Hans was younger, his mother was TheConfidant for him, but as he grew older and more knowledgeable of his brothers' tactics, he distanced himself from his mother, her, knowing that his father and brothers would only mock him even more for running to her when in need.


** For starters, during the family gathering, some of his brothers toss food ''and'' glassware just for daydreaming, while his father chides him for being a weakling and showing up late. Plus, one of the scenes shows Hans blatantly {{Self Harm}}ing by running his fingers along the rough wood of an old table but finding the physical pain to be oddly better than the constant emotional abuse his family heaps on him. It's also heavily implied he's a self-harmer.

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** For starters, during the family gathering, some of his brothers toss food ''and'' glassware just for daydreaming, while his father chides him for being a weakling and showing up late. Plus, one of the scenes shows Hans blatantly {{Self Harm}}ing by running his fingers along the rough wood of an old table table, but finding the physical pain to be oddly better than the constant emotional abuse his family heaps on him. It's also heavily implied he's a self-harmer.


*** Hans believed it when he received a phony "ransom note" from a certain "King Gotya" who will "release" one of his brothers, but only if he ran around the ''entire castle three times in just his underwear''. He was only ''four years old'' at the time.

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*** Hans believed it when he received a phony "ransom note" from a certain "King Gotya" who will "release" [[FakedKidnapping "release"]] one of his brothers, but only if he ran around the ''entire castle three times in just his underwear''. He was only ''four years old'' at the time.


** From how he's shown in the novel, the thing that keeps Hans from the goals he seeks isn't anyone, [[HisOwnWorstEnemy but Hans himself.]] He could've easily found happiness by getting close with Anna or Elsa, or by pursuing a different interest altogether, but his desperation to win his father's approval in hopes of making his life better undermines everything he worked so hard for. His hasty desire to earn his family's respect makes things worse, and as a result, he ends back to square one and is now hated in and out of the Southern Isles.

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** From how he's shown in the novel, the thing that keeps Hans from the goals he seeks isn't anyone, [[HisOwnWorstEnemy but Hans himself.]] He could've easily found happiness by getting close with Anna or Elsa, or by pursuing a different interest altogether, but his desperation to win his father's approval in hopes of making his life better undermines everything he worked so hard for. His hasty desire to earn his family's respect makes drives him to make choices which make things worse, and as a result, he ends back to square one and is now hated in and out of the Southern Isles.


** From how he's shown in the novel, the thing that keeps Hans from the goals he seeks isn't anyone, [[HisOwnWorstEnemy but Hans himself.]] He could've easily found happiness by getting close with Anna or Elsa, or by pursuing a different interest altogether, but his desperation to win his father's approval in hopes of making his life better undermines everything he worked so hard for.

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** From how he's shown in the novel, the thing that keeps Hans from the goals he seeks isn't anyone, [[HisOwnWorstEnemy but Hans himself.]] He could've easily found happiness by getting close with Anna or Elsa, or by pursuing a different interest altogether, but his desperation to win his father's approval in hopes of making his life better undermines everything he worked so hard for. His hasty desire to earn his family's respect makes things worse, and as a result, he ends back to square one and is now hated in and out of the Southern Isles.


** During the queen's birthday, the king even makes a rude jab about Hans's status as a MommasBoy, stating that the queen "will be the only one who would have even noticed that [he] were missing," Also, after Hans is hit in the head with an object, Rudi and Runo tease him, asking if he's going to "run to Mommy" so that she can "kiss his boo-boo to make it all better." Based on this, it's implied that when Hans was younger, his mother was TheConfidant for him, but as he grew older, and more knowledgeable of his brothers' tactics, he became increasingly distant from his mother, knowing that his father and brothers would only mock him more for running to her when in need.

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** During the queen's birthday, the king even makes a rude jab about Hans's status as a MommasBoy, stating that the queen "will be the only one who would have even noticed that [he] were missing," missing." Also, after Hans he is hit in the head with an object, Rudi and Runo tease him, Hans, asking if he's going to "run to Mommy" mommy" so that she can "kiss his boo-boo to make it all better." Based on this, it's implied that when Hans was younger, his mother was TheConfidant for him, but as he grew older, older and more knowledgeable of his brothers' tactics, he became increasingly distant distanced himself from his mother, knowing that his father and brothers would only mock him even more for running to her when in need.

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** During the queen's birthday, the king even makes a rude jab about Hans's status as a MommasBoy, stating that the queen "will be the only one who would have even noticed that [he] were missing," Also, after Hans is hit in the head with an object, Rudi and Runo tease him, asking if he's going to "run to Mommy" so that she can "kiss his boo-boo to make it all better." Based on this, it's implied that when Hans was younger, his mother was TheConfidant for him, but as he grew older, and more knowledgeable of his brothers' tactics, he became increasingly distant from his mother, knowing that his father and brothers would only mock him more for running to her when in need.


*** With Kristoff: someone who grew up in a human family that never cared for him, causing him to become ruthless and care only about power. Plus, Kristoff has the warm love of family that Anna needs (and gets after she and Elsa are able to be together), while Hans has the cold family relationship that Anna doesn't want.

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*** With Kristoff: someone who in contrast to Kristoff, he grew up in a human family that never cared for him, causing him to become ruthless and care only about power. Plus, Kristoff has the warm love of family that Anna needs (and gets after she and Elsa are able to be together), while Hans has the cold family relationship that Anna doesn't want.


** Hans [[ShadowArchetype is a darker counterpart to Anna and Elsa]]:

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** Hans [[ShadowArchetype is a darker counterpart to Anna Anna, Kristoff and Elsa]]:


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*** With Kristoff: someone who grew up in a human family that never cared for him, causing him to become ruthless and care only about power. Plus, Kristoff has the warm love of family that Anna needs (and gets after she and Elsa are able to be together), while Hans has the cold family relationship that Anna doesn't want.


*** As shown in ''Disney/FrozenFever'', he's now [[FateWorseThanDeath in a worse situation than before,]] as his father condemns him to hard labor, and part of it involves shoveling horse manure. Sure, he gets pummeled with a huge snowball for his actions and the horses laugh at him much to his annoyance, but from the brief look at his current condition back home, he's in a harsh environment compared to the lively atmosphere of Arendelle, with the royal stables alone looking dark and uninviting.

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*** As shown in ''Disney/FrozenFever'', he's now [[FateWorseThanDeath in a worse situation than before,]] as his father condemns him to hard labor, and part of it involves shoveling horse manure. Sure, he gets pummeled with a huge snowball for his actions and the horses laugh at him much to his annoyance, but from the brief look at his current condition back home, he's in a harsh environment compared to the lively atmosphere of Arendelle, with the royal stables alone looking dark and uninviting.


** By the time he's a young adult, Hans not only suffers from clinical depression, [=PTSD=], and possible SelfHarm, he believes that ''the abuse is normal''. His father encourages his brothers' abuse and frequently compares them to him via repeated DisappointedInYou and WhereDidWeGoWrong tirades. When Hans attempts not to rise to his brothers' bait, the king declares that Hans should "learn a thing or two" from his brothers and "stop acting like he's better than them." From his father's perspective, [[AlwaysSecondBest Hans will always]] [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter be second best compared to his older sons]], and this slowly causes Hans to [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex develop an obsessive need to prove himself worthy to his family]] and be recognized as TheDutifulSon by becoming the king's gofer. As he grows up, the abuse slowly corrupts Hans to the point he accepts his family's mindset, thinking LoveIsAWeakness that's easily exploitable, but [[EvilCannotComprehendGood it also leaves him incapable of reciprocating love]] when Anna asks him for a TrueLovesKiss.

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** By the time he's a young adult, Hans not only suffers from clinical depression, [=PTSD=], and possible SelfHarm, he believes that ''the abuse is normal''. His father encourages his brothers' abuse and frequently compares them to him via repeated DisappointedInYou and WhereDidWeGoWrong tirades. When Hans attempts not to rise to his brothers' bait, the king declares that Hans should "learn a thing or two" from his brothers and "stop acting like he's better than them." From his father's perspective, [[AlwaysSecondBest Hans will always]] [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter be second best compared to his older sons]], and this slowly causes Hans to [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex develop an obsessive need to prove himself worthy to his family]] and be recognized as TheDutifulSon by becoming the king's gofer. As he grows up, the repeated abuse slowly corrupts Hans to the point he accepts his family's mindset, hardening his heart to the point of thinking LoveIsAWeakness that's easily exploitable, but [[EvilCannotComprehendGood it also leaves him incapable of reciprocating love]] when Anna asks him for a TrueLovesKiss.

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