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(All tropes from the movie still apply)

    Queen Elsa of Arendelle 
The Snow Queen of Arendelle. In a reverse of the movie, Elsa is the main protagonist and Anna is the Deuteragonist. Elsa is much more emotionally stable than in the movie but still has her fair share of self-doubts.

In Frozen Wight, Elsa's powers are under control, but as a side effect she now has a crippling fear of heat. She's also forced to deal with the ramifications of sending an entire country into eternal winter, and she has to overcome her own paranoia and fear of the outside world once she learns a man-eating wight is out for her blood.

In Anatomy of a Snowwoman, Elsa struggles to act as Mary's parent once she realizes that, unlike Olaf, Mary is introverted and intelligent enough to question her place in the world and desire more out of life. Elsa begins to have some serious qualms over the fact that she can create sentient life on a whim, which is only bolstered once she learns an entire country is worshiping her.

  • An Ice Person: Obviously
  • Achilles' Heel: She has a fear of fire. But if you threaten Anna's life, she will get over it.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking/Badass in Charge: She's the snow queen of Arendelle and she kicks a lot of ass.
  • Berserk Button: Don't insult Elsa's parents, unless you want her to send Anna to punch you in the face. And God help you should you laugh about the time you killed a child cryomancer.
    • Do not threaten Anna's life, or Elsa will hunt you down and probably will hurt you.
    • She also doesn't take kindly to being called a "gay witch freak."
    • Oh, and don't suggest to Elsa that she use her snow powers for deliberate violence. She really gets worked up by one advisor who seems intent that she create snowmen for the army.
  • Benevolent Mage Ruler:
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Elsa becomes this for the majority of part 4 after Daniel/the wight has her good memories erased
  • Breakout Character: Elsa usurps Anna's role from the movie as main protagonist.
  • Brown Note: Elsa tends to flash-freeze her bedroom floor when she tosses and turns from her nightmares
  • Chaste Hero: Anna notes that Elsa has never displayed interest in boys (but tells Fritz to assume she's interested in them because otherwise he's "fighting a losing battle no matter what").
  • Cool Big Sis: Pun intended, Elsa has become this to Anna since the movie.
  • Cultured Badass
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She's definitely mellowed out since the movie.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Elsa has been hit on by every member of the royal guards and one of the maids.
  • Evil Costume Switch: Once Daniel tampers with her memories, Elsa's ice-dress changes to something darker and more revealing.
  • Frying Pan of Doom: Makes once out of ice to battle Rapunzel after a love potion makes Elsa fall for Eugene.
  • An Ice Suit: While for most of the story Elsa wears her iconic ice dress, she finds she also has the ability to transform her ice dress into other types of ice-clothing. At different points in the story, she manages to make other clothes from ice, like nightwear, bath towels, and even armor.
  • Jeanne d'Archétype: Elsa takes some inspiration from the castle's "Joan" painting when making her ice-armor.
  • Magic Feather: Elsa's gloves are revealed to have been this.
  • Minor Injury Overreaction: Elsa's reactions to absent-mindedly putting hot food in her mouth is to "freeze it to the ceiling while screaming hysterically."
  • One-Woman Army: She takes down the entire band of rebels single-handedly
  • Only Sane Woman: Elsa is this when dealing with her advisors.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Elsa has now been able to settle down and be this trope
  • Power Floats: She learns to use her wintry winds to carry herself, effectively letting her fly.
  • Properly Paranoid: Upon discovering that a wight is headed to Arendelle who seeks to kill her and Anna, and has recently just killed the painter commissioned to paint the sisters' portraits, Elsa becomes this.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: Elsa is subjected to plenty of slapstick, such as accidentally burning her tongue on hot chocolate.
  • Sorceress Queen: She's referred to as such many times in the story.
  • Tranquil Fury: Elsa tends to slip into this when she's angry.
    • When she first accosts the mob and snuffs out her torches:
    Elsa: You came into my home. And set it on fire. In front of children. You have one chance to surrender.
    • When the Admiral spits in her face and calls her a freak after insulting her parents, Elsa's response is a very mild "Well, I hope that was worth the treason charge."
  • Truly Single Parent: Elsa considers her snowmen to be her children of sorts. Lampshaded by Anna:
    "Sheesh, talk about a single mom."
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Elsa's afraid of heat
  • Winter Royal Lady

    Princess Anna of Arendelle 
Elsa's perky younger sister. In a reverse of the movie, Elsa is the main protagonist and Anna is the Deuteragonist. Now that the gates are open, Anna is much happier with her life, but that doesn't make her any less headstrong and reckless. Anna is extremely concerned with supporting her sister and keeping her emotionally stable.

In Frozen Wight, Anna has to support Elsa during some rough times, but their relationship is strained when Elsa's paranoia about the wight causes her to revert to her old ways. Now Anna's worried everything's going to be undone and regress to "pre-coronation settings."

In Anatomy of a Snowwoman, Anna takes it upon herself to help Elsa take with parenting Mary. Also, Mary catches her and Kristoff in the act and Anna's forced to give the naive Mary some impromptu sex ed.

  • Adorkable: Just as much as in the movie
  • Aesop Amnesia: Despite what happened with Hans, Anna is still a bit too obsessed with romance, to the point that she tries to play matchmaker between Elsa and Fritz. Fortunately now she has Kristoff to act as her Straight Man. Mostly Played for Laughs.
  • Berserk Button: Anna will punch you in the face if you try harming or insult her or Elsa, or speak ill about either of them in her presence.
    • This is shown as early as the first chapter, when Hans drags himself out of the water after Anna punched him off the boat:
    Princess Anna: The only miracle here is the fact that I haven't made your stupid face go concave, you heartbreaking son of a-!
    Queen Elsa: Anna, wait!
    • She also can't resist the urge to punch the Duke of Weselton in the face for sending two of his men to shoot Elsa in the ice palace during the movie.
  • Casual Danger Dialogue: Anna keeps up her haughty attitude even in life-threatening situations. Though it's said she is scared, she just doesn't want to show it.
  • Deuteragonist: Whereas Anna was the main protagonist in the movie with Elsa as the deuteragonist, here the roles are reversed.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: After the rebellion and Adrian's attempted murder, Anna ends up binge-eating chocolate in the middle of the night to get over a nightmare.
  • Fiery Redhead: Anna is slightly more anger-prone than in the movie.
  • Genki Girl
  • Matchmaker Crush: Initially hinted at between Anna and Fritz while she's helping him woo Elsa. Then they make out after circumstances leave Anna broken up with Kristoff and dressed as Elsa. The trope is ultimately averted since they both feel deep regret afterwards.
  • Motor Mouth: She tries to run her mouth off in an attempt to distract Adrian when he takes her hostage
  • Shipper on Deck: Anna becomes this for Fritz and Elsa.
  • Stepford Smiler: Anna has shades of this. Most notably, she acts quite chipper immediately after watching Adrian drown himself, then later admits to faking it so as not to upset Elsa.

    Kristoff Bjorgman 
An ice harvester and Anna's new boyfriend. He tends to act as the Straight Man to Anna's antics. He also likes to have conversations with his reindeer (The dialogue is written as if Sven is actually talking, with the assumption that we all know Kristoff is doing the voice himself).
  • Berserk Button: Don't mention rumors that Anna and Elsa are incestuous in Kristoff's presence.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Even more than in the movie.
  • Hidden Depths: While he knows the trolls have their own ideas on the subject of love, Kristoff also has some original ideas of love that come from his own head
  • Straight Man: To Anna, like in the movie.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: He is quick to call Anna out when she makes out with Fritz and also with being too eager to get Fritz hooked up with Elsa.

A lovable snowman brought to life by Elsa's magic. While he mostly acts as the comic relief, Olaf also befriends Anders and forms a close sibling relationship with his sister Mary.

Olaf's big brother. Elsa views Marshmallow and his siblings as her children. He's a bit rough around the edges, but Elsa balks at the idea of changing him to be smaller and friendlier like Olaf. Despite his menacing exterior, Marshmallow is highly affectionate towards his "Mama."

    The King and Queen of Arendelle 
Elsa's and Anna's parents, who show up through flashback only. They get a bit more fleshed-out than in the movie, showing that they had some major reservations about Elsa's isolation.
  • Adaptational Heroism: This fanfic makes it clear that the king and queen were unhappy with the way they raised Elsa and Anna. Also, the parents were planning on telling Anna the truth... once they returned from their voyage.
  • No Names Given: Like in the movie (and unlike most fanfics which give them Fanon names).
  • Posthumous Characters: They only show up in flashbacks to Anna and Elsa's childhood.
  • Rags to Royalty: Anna and Elsa's mother was originally a peasant girl that their father fell in love with. When she became pregnant with Elsa, the king had to marry her to avoid scandal.

    The rock trolls 
The trolls are largely Out of Focus for most of Frozen Wight, not really appearing much until around part 3 (of 4), with the major exception of Grand Pabbie, who acts as Mr. Exposition, not to mention restoring Anna's altered memories.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Grand Pabbie caves in and alters Elsa's memories because otherwise Daniel will kill every single troll in the valley.
  • Mr. Exposition: Grand Pabbie.
  • Musicalis Interruptus: They start to sing a rendition of "Fixer-Upper" to Fritz, but they stop when they realize he wants to date Elsa, an idea they immediately shoot down.

    Prince Hans Westergard of the Southern Isles 
After his failed plan to take the throne, Hans has become a complete joke and popular punching bag with no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
  • Blatant Lies: After Anna punches Hans off the ship, he crawls ashore and tries to continue his façade, but since everyone saw Anna punch him out twice, no one is buying his stories anymore.
  • Brick Joke: It turns out Kristoff was right, he does pick his nose and eat it. Also, when Anna learns his last name is "Westergard," she goes, "So that's his last name..."
  • Butt-Monkey: Even moreso than Fritz.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Punches out a shark and survives nearly drowning during his prison break.
  • Running Gag: During part four, the narrative keeps cutting back to him being miserable in his prison cell.

    The Duke of Weselton 
Briefly returns during Frozen Wight because as it turns out, a drought happens and Arendelle is forced to make a trade agreement with Weselton after all. He's no more accepting of magic than before, but he seems under the false impression that Elsa is simply containing her "curse" and will remove it as soon as she can.
  • The Dreaded: Elsa and Anna both have sick feelings in their stomach whenever someone mentions the country's name.
  • Embarrassing First Name: In Anatomy of a Snowwoman, Elsa claims his real name is "Elizabeth."
  • I Take Offense to That Last One!: The Duke of Weselton shrugs off Anna's accusation that he tried to have Elsa killed, but he flips out at her accusation that he's a terrible dancer.
  • Running Gag: Weselton is always referred to by the embarrassing name "Weaseltown," in keeping with the movie.
  • The Ghost: In Anatomy of a Snowwoman.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: Elsa's forced to show him hospitality because of the trade negotiations. Anna, on the other hand, doesn't get the memo and promptly sucker punches him on sight...


Characters from Tangled

(All tropes from the movie still apply)

    Princess Rapunzel 
The short-haired brunette princess of Corona. Cameos in Frozen Wight, and then becomes a main character in Fritz: The Musical.

     Prince Eugene 
Rapunzel's stunningly handsome husband. Cameos in Frozen Wight, and then becomes a main character in Fritz: The Musical.

Major Original Characters

    Fritz Herman Gudmund 
Elsa's new bodyguard. He has a terrible case of a crush on Elsa.
  • Abusive Parents: We learn that his father beat him and used him as a punching bag as a kid and his mother didn't care a bit about him.
  • Bodyguard Crush: A terrible case of this. Fritz's own attempt to abstain from it is to mixed results.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: Fritz, a random seventeen-year-old boy, is bodyguard to Elsa, an ice-sorceress who has the power to cause eternal winters by getting upset. It's later revealed that he was hired by a corrupt admiral exactly because he was the most unskilled person that could be found.
  • Butt-Monkey: Fritz becomes the victim of an increasingly elaborate series of bad things, up to and including turning into an ice statue.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: Fritz starts the Elsanna rumor this way. As well as telling the rebels about Elsa's fear of heat.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Fritz vows to tell Elsa how he feels about her several, several times, but he is without fail interrupted, up to and including being interrupted by Elsa herself, cheerfully and obliviously declaring them friends. At one point, he keeps his mouth shut precisely because he anticipates being interrupted....which he promptly is.
  • Covert Pervert: When Anders is hospitalized and decides to make some cuts, Fritz's name is near the top of the list, printed in block letters, with multiple exclamation points on the end, and a note calling him a lecherous pervert towards Elsa. Also, his reaction towards the Elsanna paintings is, "Could you, uh, move out of the way, please? I need to see so I can be properly morally outraged..."
  • Cringe Comedy: Pretty much anything he does or says throughout the story. For example, he accidentally brings up Elsa's dead parents while trying to sound romantic.
  • Loser Protagonist: The first line of narration from Fritz's point-of-view is disbelief he could've gotten hired as a bodyguard because good things never happen to him.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Fritz has a crippling fear of reindeer (one of the many jobs he's had was as a reindeer herder, and the reindeer escaped somehow). When Olaf finally slips up and tells Kristoff that he caught Anna making out with Fritz while dressed as Elsa, Fritz finds Sven charging him.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: At one point, Anna goes to Fritz for help locating Elsa because he's always following her. His reply: "Only when I'm on duty, I swear!"

Elsa's imaginary friend from before Anna was born. After Elsa and Anna were seperated as girls, Elsa accidentally brought Mary to life as a snowwoman, but Mary's presence caused Elsa's powers to go out of control. Elsa's parents took her back to the trolls, where Grand Pabbie wiped Elsa's memories of Mary, causing Mary to be erased from existence. Years later, Elsa accidentally brings Mary to life once again. Mary is initially antagonistic before redeeming herself and becoming part of the family.

Anna and Elsa's chief of staff and butler.
  • Expy: He's the Arendelle royal family's version of Alfred Pennyworth
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Anders is very vocal about his dislike for Olaf, but when Elsa offers to have Olaf go live at the ice palace on the North Mountain with Marshmallow and the other snowmen, Anders immediately protests.
  • Not So Stoic: While Anders is stoic for most of the story, he does break down crying while sheltering in the dungeon from an angry mob out of fear for Elsa's life
  • Old Retainer: Anders apparently is in his late 60s and has worked in the Arendelle castle since he was a young boy
  • Servile Snarker: Elsa lets him get away with snarking all the time.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!/What the Hell, Hero?: One of the flashbacks has Anders confront Anna's and Elsa's father just before their deaths and threatens to leave because he thinks the king and queen's parenting methods will screw their children up.

Characters exclusive to Frozen Wight

    Adrian Dale 
A fellow ice harvester who works on Kristoff's ice harvesting crew.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Averted and lampshaded when he takes Anna hostage and she tries to stall him by complaining about how he's not going to explain his evil plan to her the way Hans did it.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He thinks that his daughter was killed as a result of Elsa's eternal winter, so his response is to organize a mob to storm the castle and attempt to kill Anna, so Elsa will be left all alone.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: While he's rude about it, Elsa does acknowledge that Adrian's reaction is an indication that there are some people in Arendelle who will hate her for her ice magic.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He certainly has no qualms with taking Anna hostage or trying to kill her with a sword.

     Mrs. Dale 
Adrian's wife and the mother of Emma. Turns out she's actually Olive Dale, Daniel's lover back when he was alive.

     Emma Dale 
The daughter of Adrian and his wife, striken with a mysterious illness that left her weak. She froze to death during the eternal winter.double spoiler 
  • Hero-Worshipper: She looked up to Elsa. Since her illness confined her to her home, Emma could relate to the mysterious princess locked away from the world.
  • Ill Girl
  • Posthumous Character: She died during the events of the movie, but her death has a major impact on the rest of the story, as Elsa blames herself for Emma's death, until she finds out that the mystery wight was responsible instead.

     Brandr the Cryomancer-Slayer 
A faerie who seeks to kill people with ice magic.

    The wight 
A mysterious man-eating wight who seems to obsess over Elsa and hates Anna with a passion. It turns out he's Daniel, whose magic is animating his own frostbitten corpse.
  • Gratuitous French: The wight speaks with this. It's one of the first major signs he's Daniel.
  • Our Wights Are Different: The titular wight seems to be more like a frostbitten zombie than the classic European version. It's later revealed that wights are actually cryomancers whose magic animates their corpse after their death.
  • Terms of Endangerment: The wight loves these. "My dear Elsa," "my sweet Elsa," "my lovely," "angel," "my sweet little girl," etc.
  • Would Hurt a Child: The wight tries to eat Olaf on sight because he thought he was a child. He also froze Emma's head.

    The Admiral 
The original head of the guards and one of the people privy to Elsa's secret all these years. But it turns out he harbors a strong hatred of magic and happily joins in on Adrian's rebellion.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Even after Elsa gets the upper hand in quashing the rebellion, the corrupt Admiral who orchestrated the event still tries to insult her and her parents to Elsa's face. Anna repays him appropriately:
    Admiral: And to what do I owe this pleas-[Anna punches him hard in the face]
    Princess Anna: That was from mom and dad!

  • The Dragon: To Adrian.
  • No Name Given: Lampshaded by Anna when he's being led to a boat in chain.

The bodyguard who replaces Fritz as Elsa's bodyguard temporarily.
  • Expy: Of Gaston from Beauty and the Beast, who turns out to be his cousin.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: He comes across as a pompous airhead from his introduction, but he gains some sympathy after apparently being murdered by the Wight. Only, it turns out he's alive, and after Elsa rescues him, he tries to force himself on her and then beats up Fritz for calling him out on it. Fortunately, Elsa turned his lips blue, forcing him to back off, and she banishes him.
  • Perpetual Smiler: His grin is a "permanent fixture" of his face. Fritz learns the hard way that when the grin is off, he is terrifying.

    Admiral Klaus 
The new admiral after the old one was sent to prison. He's got a good head on his shoulders and seems sympathetic to people with magic, but he's also a bit abrasive. Turns out he's Daniel's older brother Eric.

A boy from a faraway country who has a smaller-scale version of Elsa's ice powers. Much like Elsa, he was locked away from the world by his father because of his dangerous magic, and he also has a sibling he was once close to before they drifted apart. That's where the similarities end, though, because Daniel is much more reckless and unconcerned about hurting people with his powers than Elsa, and his brother Eric is much more restrained and cautious than Anna. Daniel is also in love with a girl named Olive, who visits him in secret. It turns out Daniel is the wight (and more than a little bit crazy).

Eric's older brother who warns him to be cautious with his magic. Once their father dies, Eric will inherit his estate. Also, unlike Anna, Eric was not "locked out" by his sibling. In fact, Daniel opened the door every time Eric knocked.

Daniel's girlfriend in his flashbacks. She's committed to being with him despite his dangerous powers. Turns out she's Olive Dale, having grown up and married Adrian.
  • Doomed by Canon: It's strongly hinted being with Daniel wasn't a great idea for her long-term welfare, and she's only ever around in the flashbacks... But ultimately averted. Turns out she's Mrs. Dale.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: She's devoted to Daniel despite him nearly freezing her arm off once.

Characters exclusive to Anatomy of a Snowwoman

Elsa's stuffed rabbit from when she was a little girl. Sussebassen is a "bad bunny," and whenever young Elsa did something to displease her parents, she blamed it on Sussebassen. In the present day, Elsa's problems with Mary cause her to get stressed out and accidentally create a snowrabbit based on her old toy... and, being a "bad bunny," he acts like a vicious animal. Elsa tries to use her magic to "fix" Sussebassen and make him nice, but the ethical questions this raises trouble Elsa and cause her to have a nightmare where her snowmen go on a rampage... and then her powers make it really happen.

  • Early-Bird Cameo: The stuffed rabbit toy appears in the first chapter, in a flashback to Elsa's childhood.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: "Sussebassen" is a Norwegian term of endearment. It's basically an overly sugary nickname akin to "sweetie pie."
  • Killer Rabbit: He begins life as a stuffed rabbit but later morphs into a more humanoid form.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He's only around for a handful of brief chapters, and he's only capable of speech for two of those.

    The Archbishop of Pagania 
One of the heads of Pagania. He's a stern, no nonsense kind of person.

    The High Priest of Pagania 
The other head of Pagania. He's a bit wackier than his comrade. He's also got a magic-stealing amulet and plans to steal Elsa's powers to use against Pagania's enemies.
  • No Name Given: He has no given name. Even the Archbishop doesn't know his name because he's never bothered to ask.
  • Scam Religion: Kind of. He says he worships magic, not the fleshy container the magic happens to be stuck in. That being said, it does seem as though the Pagania's religion is just an excuse to have a magically-powered military force.
  • Straight Man and Wise Guy: The wise guy to the Archbishop's straight man.

Characters exclusive to Fritz: The Musical

A rock troll who was banished from the tribe after tampering with love magic, which is forbidden in troll society. He was once Grand Pabbie's apprentice and taught himself how to brew potions.

Alternative Title(s): Trials Of Elsa


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