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Frozen: Breaking Boundaries is a comic book based off of Disney's Frozen franchise. It is published by Dark Horse Comics.

The comic focuses on two different sub-plots. On one side, Anna's made a new friend, a neighboring princess named Mari. Mari helps Anna try to find her purpose in Arendelle. The other plot is Elsa dealing with troubles in a nearby forest.

This series contains examples of:

  • Advertised Extra: While Elsa does have her own arc, her prominence in advertising is disproportionate to her prominence in the series itself, in which she is Out of Focus throughout most of the series and doesn't even appear in issue 2, despite being shown on its cover. Instead, focus is more on Anna and Mari's own adventures and Character Development.
  • Alliterative Title: Frozen: Breaking Boundaries.
  • Black Bead Eyes: The characters are all depicted with black eyes.
  • Continuity Nod: The baker brothers Bjorn and Bjarne from the children's comic make an appearance in issue 2 when Anna and Mari try working at the bakery. And they're still fighting as usual...
  • Constructed World: Most of the main characters live in the fictional kingdom of Arendelle, and Princess Mari and King Jonas hail from the equally-fictional kingdom of Vesterland.
  • Covers Always Lie: The covers show the characters with colored eyes, not Black Bead Eyes.
  • Damsel out of Distress: Anna and Mari end up getting captured by smugglers. By the time Kristoff arrives, they have not only escaped, but have taken down the bad guys already.
  • Demoted to Extra: Despite being a major character in the original movie, Olaf only has a small appearance in issues 1 and 2, and doesn't appear at all in issue 3.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Anna doesn't know what her "purpose" is. The second issue has her and Mari going around, trying various jobs, in order to find it. Mari, too, is looking to be more than her father's daughter.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • When Anna and Mari were working in Oaken's shop and were making a key for Lars the ice-harvester, a deliveryman informs them of a recent series of shipping thefts. Turns out in issue 3 that Lars was the ringleader behind the shipping thefts, and the key was to the shipyard for Lars to commit his thefts.
    • While Anna and Mari are harvesting ice, Lars can be seen working next to them when the ice under where Mari is standing ends up drifting away. Lars later reveals that he was the one responsible for the accident.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Lars doesn't seem to be well-liked by his fellow ice-harvesters, and his boss doesn't tolerate him either. And for a good reason too...
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: By trying to sabotage Anna and Mari's work that nearly got them killed, Lars ended up derailing his own plans when his boss reassigned Anna and Mari to Lars' intended work at the shipyard. The two princesses end up being the ones to thwart Lars' ship thefts.
  • Inconsistent Coloring: Anna's strawberry-blonde hair is a bit lighter than normal.
  • Jerkass: Lars, one of the ice-harvesters. Made even worse when he's revealed to be responsible for the recent ship thefts.
  • King Incognito: Princess Mari is seen in Arendelle in disguise as a commoner.
  • Obliquely Obfuscated Occupation: Just what Anna actually does as a princess is brought up. As it turns out, not even she's certain what her job is.
  • Papa Wolf: King Jonas is this to his daughter Mari, especially after the death of her mother.
  • Recognition Failure: When Lars and his gang tie up Anna and Mari, Anna tells them that she's the princess, which they laugh it off as a lie. Possibly justified, considering that nobody really saw Anna in public back when the gates were closed.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Elsa looks into suspicious activity in a forest, while Anna and Mari attempt to invoke this trope and help around town.
  • Stylish Protection Gear: Mari's winter cape is shown on the covers to have a fur collar, and in the comics it has a hood with animal ears.
  • Sudden Eye Colour: Inverted. The character's have eye colours in other media, but in this comic they have the same black eyes.