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Comic Book / The Ice Princess

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The Ice Princess is a Mickey Mouse Comic Universe story, made by Sarah Kinney (writer) and Francisco Rodriguez Peinado (artist) and published in 1999.

Mickey accidentally goes to a land where both buildings and residents are made of ice. An individual named Mrozek has a problem - he must make the princess fall in love with him, otherwise all the bachelors in the town will melt. Mickey decides to help him.

And then the beautiful and cruel princess falls in love with Mickey.

Hilarity Ensues.


Tropes used in The Ice Princess:

  • Abhorrent Admirer:
    • Mrozek is that for Princess Zmarlina, but ironically, not willingly. The princess is hated and feared throughout the kingdom for her cruel, selfish and unpleasant personality. Therefore, the single young men in the kingdom had to play a game to choose the candidate. Mrozek feels nothing for Frigilda, and not only does she despise him, but she is also angry that he feels nothing for her.
    • In the second half of the story, Princess Zmarlina falls madly in love with Mickey after seeing him rehearse a love speech for Mrozek to recite to her. At the first chance she encounters, the princess immediately hugs Mickey and fills him with kisses, announcing that she will marry him the next day and lock the portal to prevent him from returning to his world. Although the princess is portrayed as very attractive, she is twice Mickey's height. And to make matters worse, coming into contact with the princess's frozen body, Mickey immediately shivers without stopping.
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  • And Now You Must Marry Me: Princess Zmarlina's reaction to listening to Mickey's "confession of love" is: 1) hug him, 2) kiss him, 3) warn him that the two will marry the next day, without asking his permission, and 4) say that she will close the entrance that takes to his world. Mickey doesn't like any of these things.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Mickey and Mrozek come up with a plan to make the princess fall in love with him. All the women in the kingdom fall in love with Mrozek .. minus the princess.
  • Berserk Button: Just looking at Mrozek already makes Princess Zmarlina furious. Apparently not being admired also bothers her a lot.
  • Betty and Veronica: Mickey is Archie, Minnie is Betty and the princess is Veronica.
  • Big Bad: The Princess... assuming the reader doesn't agree with her opinions.
  • Bookends: The story begins and ends with Mickey hitting an obstacle while skiing.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: The princess can't hide her jealousy when she sees Mrozek courted by the other women of the kingdom, and immediately creates a storm to get rid of them.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Literally in this case, with the ice princess Zmarlina showing her tender and romantic side at the end of the story, thanks to Mickey and Mrozek.
  • The Dreaded: The princess, hated and feared throughout the kingdom because of her cruel, selfish and unpleasant personality. And when she falls in love with Mickey, she gets even worse.
  • Fan Disservice: The princess is drawn like a beautiful woman... made of ice, which means that when she hugs someone human (or mouse, in that case), the person immediately shivers with cold.
  • Forceful Kiss: The princess tries to do this with Mickey.
  • Ice Queen: Literally, in this case... Although she is a princess, not a queen. The princess has her body made of ice, and her personality is even colder.
  • Interspecies Romance: Mickey and the Princess.
  • Jerkass: Princess Zmarlina is hated and feared throughout the kingdom because of her cruel, selfish and unpleasant personality. That said...
  • Jerkass Has a Point: The princess has every reason to be angry all through history. After all, because of the curse she will have to marry a man she does not know.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Behind her nasty personality, the princess turns out to be a romantic person when she falls in love with Mickey. When she hugs him, she makes promises of love, demonstrating a romantic behavior that no one would guess exists within her after all we have seen before in this story.
  • Kiss Diss: Mickey desperately tries to break free from the princess's embrace.
  • Kick the Dog: The first thing the princess does when meeting Mzorek is to destroy the bouquet of flowers he gave her.
  • Love Triangle: Mickey, Minnie, Mzorek and the princess Zmarlina.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Although her body is made of solid ice, the princess is clearly designed to be a beautiful and attractive woman. The artist even focuses on her curves and her dress has a slit that shows off her leg.
  • Oh, Crap!: Mickey's face of terror when he realizes that the princess has fallen in love with him... and is running towards him with open arms...
  • She's Got Legs: The Princess wears a slit dress that shows off one of her legs in a very revealing way for a children's story.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: Mickey when he realizes that the princess has fallen in love with him.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Mickey and the princess when she falls in love with him.


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