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"It occurred to him that from the moment he'd laid eyes on her, Queen Elsa had been the most beautiful thing Fritz had ever seen. And now she was also the most terrifying."
Fritz sums up his feelings towards Elsa.

A complete sequel fic to Frozen (2013) by troper thebandragoness.

Following the events of the movie, Queen Elsa is ready to settle down, assume her duties as the sovereign ruler of Arendelle, and live a normal life, but it turns out some of the villagers aren't too happy with her for the eternal winter. Furthermore, she makes the discovery that now that her ice and snow powers are under control, she has the ability to feel heat. And also that she hates heat. And if that weren't enough, a man-eating wight arrives in Arendelle who is mysteriously obsessed with her and Anna.


Meanwhile, her new bodyguard, Fritz, has a crush on Elsa. The only problem is he's a loser with no social skills.

Notably, the story is listed under both the "Humor" and "Drama" genres, and it lives up to this by giving equal focus to both serious drama and lighthearted silliness, much like the author's other fanfic. One could even accuse it of having Mood Whiplash to some extent, with the humorous parts preventing it from falling into Cerebus Syndrome.

Read it here.

There is a short sequel fic focused on Mary, a snowwoman Elsa accidentally brought to life during Frozen Wight. This fic, Anatomy of a Snowwoman, involves Mary becoming much more introspective than Elsa's other snowmen, causing her to question the nature of her existence and whether or not she really has a place in the world. Meanwhile, a pagan country named Pagania has started worshiping "Elsa the Snow Goddess."


Read the sequel here.

There's also a very short one-shot that explains where the OCs were during the Frozen Fever short and where Elsa's cold came from. Read it here.

The author has also completed an Interquel centered on Fritz, which, given he's a comic relief character, is Denser and Wackier than Frozen Wight. Also, it's a musical (with all the songs being parodies of songs from Frozen and other musicals).

Read Fritz: The Musical here.

The author has also mentioned the strong possibility of doing an Anna-centric sequel to give Anna more focus after having her role as main protagonist usurped by Elsa in the original fic.



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  • Adult Fear: Adrian was driven to revenge by his only daughter being killed.
  • The Alcatraz: There's a prison on an island halfway between the Southern Isles and Arendelle where both nations send their more serious prisoners.
  • Ascended Meme:
    • The famous "Adele Dazeem" gaffe by John Travolta at the Oscars is used as the name of one of the criminals Brandr claims to have put away.
    • "Evilsa", the name fandom has used to describe Elsa before she was revised into her current protagonist form, is used by Anna to describe Elsa after she gets brainwashed by the wight.
  • Agent Scully: Brandr claims there's no such thing as magic, prompting Elsa and Anna to trade wry glances. Of course, it's a subversion, as at the time, Brandr is a faerie posing as a human.
  • Antagonist Title
  • Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: Fritz has a brief moment of this with Evilsa (Anna's nickname for how Elsa acts after she is brainwashed). But then she actually tries to do it and he turns into an ice statue.
  • Anti-Magic: The ice-eating swords. Negating the powers of cryomancers is Brandr the Cryomancer-Slayer's whole shtick.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: In chapter 11, while the wight is about to kill a waitress, her last thoughts are, "What is this thing eating me?", "How did I get here?" and "Why does his cave have a painting of Princess Anna?"
  • Best Served Cold: Daniel froze Emma's head and let her slowly freeze to death from the inside out, the process turning her into a sculpture with Elsa's eternal winter, all as revenge for Olive having moved on to have a family with Adrian.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: At first the wight is set up to be the Man Behind the Man to Adrian, but both of them are eventually killed and a bigger threat comes in the form of Mary, an evil snowwoman, and then Brandr the Cryomancer-Slayer. And then the wight comes back and Mary comes back and Brandr comes back.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Even more so than the movie, both straight and inverted.
    • When the rebellion attempts to attack the castle, Elsa appears to be thinking more about Anna's safety and well-being, and once she finds out that Anna has been taken hostage, rushes off to rescue her.
    • When Elsa's replacement bodyguard Samson is apparently murdered by the wight, Elsa instinctively checks to see that Anna is still alive.
    • Even after Elsa's brainwashing, when Brandr gets into the castle intending to stab her, Elsa instinctively puts herself in front of Anna to protect her.
  • Blatant Lies: While Brandr's trying to scare the townsfolk, he claims Olaf is a "larva" that will one day grow to the size of Marshmallow (and he even snickers while he says it).
    • After Anna punches Hans off the boat, he crawls back out, trying to pass off his attempted murders as a misunderstanding.
  • Blunt "Yes": Mary gives one when Anna angrily asks if she was watching her sleep.
  • Brain Bleach: After seeing the Elsanna paintings, Kristoff's response is "I don't know about you guys, but I need to go rinse my brain in acid now."
  • Brick Joke:
    • Turns out Hans really does pick his nose and eat it.
    • In "For the First time in Forever," Anna throws a marble bust and it squashes a cake. A few days later, while walking through the castle, Anna and Elsa see Anders cleaning cake residue off of said bust.
    • When Anna learns Hans's last name is "Westergard," she goes, "So that's his last name..."
    • At the start of part 4, Wandering Oaken's Trading Post & Sauna is mentioned as having a "big winter blowout" and has a fully stocked winter department, showing he's more properly prepared (in Anna's first visit, the winter department shelves were practically depleted).
    • After Brock the Mystical's botched attempt to restore Anna's memories burns down the trolls' forest in chapter 5, he's thrown in a cave where the trolls keep their prisoners. When Anna and Elsa visit the cave in chapter 73 to check on the wight, they also see Brock practicing a harmonica.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: Some of Anna's childhood antics include breaking a window, bringing a frog into the castle, and breaking a window by throwing a frog into the castle through it.
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: The story summary lists Elsa's problems as "a rebellion, scalding hot chocolate, dirty rumors, Olaf learning curse words, illicit paintings, the philosophical ramifications sentient snowmen, a drought, a lovestruck bodyguard, and a man-eating monster."
  • Buffy Speak: The narrator calls Elsa's French braid an "over-the-shoulder-braid-thingy."
  • Bullying a Dragon: When Elsa visits Fritz's mom to tell her that Daniel has wounded Fritz, she shows herself to be rather callous and misogynistic. Even as frost begins spreading over her shop, she still continues to insult Elsa and essentially calls her a tramp. Elsa responds by freezing up the shop so badly that it takes five weeks to thaw, while Fritz's mom is thrown in the jail.
  • Butt-Monkey: A good chunk of the story is an increasingly elaborate series of bad things happening to Fritz, up to and including turning into an ice statue.
    • Part 4 has a Running Gag of cutting away to Hans being increasingly miserable in prison.
  • Call-Forward:
    • Brandr is always accompanied by his horse Olympus. When he shows up in a flashback all alone, his final line is, "I'm gonna need a horse."
    • Anders makes warnings to Anna and Elsa's parents how their sheltering of the sisters is making them mentally unhealthy, predicting that Anna will throw herself at the first guy she meets while Elsa is going to have a disastrous loss of control of her powers in public while under pressure.
  • The Cameo: Rapunzel, Eugene, Maximus and Lefou in Chapter 80.
    • And earlier, in chapter 48, there are some silhouettes that sound suspiciously similar to Chernabog, Maleficent, and the Heartless. And later on, Chernabog is specifically referenced by name.
      • A later draft of the story also adds in a silhouette of Bill Cypher.
  • Career-Ending Injury: Anders is injured by Elsa's snowmen the first time Mary wreaks havoc, and has to get around with a cane. As a result, Elsa promotes him to be her top advisor at the end of the story (replacing an old-timer who had been making sexist remarks at every meeting) and promotes Kai to replace him as her chief of staff.
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: Keeping secrets is not Olaf's greatest strength. It doesn't take long for word of Fritz's crush on Elsa to to get around the castle.
    "Ooh, ooh, I'm great at keeping secrets! Like how I promised Marshmallow I wouldn't tell anyone he wants to wear women's clothing!"
  • Changeling Tale: Averted. The faerie claims Elsa is a changeling, but he's clearly lying to scare people, and he later freely admits as much to her.
  • Chocolate of Romance: Anna suggests Fritz try using Elsa's love of chocolate to his advantage, but as per usual, things don't go Fritz's way, and he's forced to substitute caramel.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The wight rants to a squirrel after Adrian drowns that he got the sword from the catacombs of Brandr the Cryomancer-Slayer. The faerie turns out to be Brandr.
    • The memory incantation that Grand Pabbie uses to restore Anna's memories at the beginning gets used by Anna to restore Elsa's memories after the wight brainwashed her.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Olaf, of all people. He overhears the grown-ups using swear words and then starts parroting them like a little kid. And the words themselves are pretty mild, just "bitch" and "crap."
  • Continuity Nod: References are made not only to events in the movie, but also to all the Frozen sequel children's books published at the time of writing.
    • Phantoms of Arendelle gets a nod when Brandr (disguised as a private eye) brings up the wight, which Anna likens to the shadow boar. Later, Kristoff finds the tunnels behind the mirror where Elsa and Anna get trapped during Phantoms.
    • Olaf's stint as "Official Substitute Ice-Master" from Olaf and Sven On Thin Ice is mentioned in the final chapter.
    • Some of the events of Memory and Magic are retold in chapter 5, including Brock the Mystical's botched attempt to restore Anna's memories.
  • Continuity Porn:
    • After the book Memory and Magic came out and contradicted the Frozen Wight version of Anna restoring her memories, the chapters were edited to be in line with the officially published book's version.
    • After Olaf's Frozen Adventure came out, a time skip was added at the start of chapter 5 to place the main events of the conflict after that story.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: At one point, Olaf overhears Anna swearing and starts mimicking her. And when Elsa tries to teach him not to swear, he innocently rattles off "every curse word known to man."
  • Crossover Punchline: Towards the end, there's a joke that only makes sense if you happen to be familiar with Beauty and the Beast, specifically a certain song about things no one does like Gaston...
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: In this fic, Elsa's magic can easily take down entire armies in a matter of seconds. It being a year since the events of the eternal winter, she's had practice.
    • When the rebellion happens, Elsa is quick to entrap them. Her disloyal Admiral then tries to lure her into the courtyard to be ambushed by archers, whom she thwarts by making an ice-chainmail suit and ice shields, making her an ice variant of Joan of Arc.
    • Elsa learns that her second eternal winter has caused Weselton and the Southern Isles to send a joint armada towards Arendelle. She grabs a few snowmen and freezes the ships in their tracks, which is enough of a warning to convince them to turn back.
  • Deadpan Snarker / Servile Snarker: Anders. Since he's been in the household for decades, Elsa lets him get away with it.
    • To a lesser extent, Anna, Elsa and Kristoff engage in this.
  • Darker and Edgier: While not the darkest Frozen fanfic out there, it is still this compared to the movie. There's more sexual innuendo, and the villains Elsa goes up against are even more violently murderous than Hans.
  • Dramedy: This fic is designated under the category "Humor/Drama".
  • Description Cut: When Anna and Elsa find more of the peddler's illicit paintings, Elsa considers giving him jail time, but the peddler pleads, "Please, I'll do anything! Anything you want!" Somehow it ends with Anna and Elsa acquiring his entire stock of eccentric paintings.
    Gerda: Your Majesty! How could you afford so many paintings?
    Princess Anna: [smugly] We got a great discount.
  • Dirty Cop: The original Admiral of the royal guards.
  • Dirty Old Man: One of the elderly advisors makes a lot of sexist remarks about Elsa. At the end of the story, Elsa has him fired and replaced with Anders.
    • This advisor later tells Fritz he feels the exact same way as him about Elsa.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Elsa finds out that usage of her powers is sometimes a bit...finicky.
    • While showing Anna how to ice skate, Elsa gets confronted by Adrian over an earlier incident where she re-froze a lake that Kristoff and his ice harvesters were working on. The incident is enough to get Elsa to realize that using her powers so freely in public won't necessarily go over so well with everyone.
    • When Elsa makes over the castle into a second ice palace, she kinda forgets that others don't have her ability to walk on ice effortlessly. This leaves Anna and Anders constantly slipping and falling as they try to search the castle for her. Once they do find Elsa in her new tower, they make their complaint known, and she's quick to instantly replace all the ice with carpets made from snow.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Poor, poor Fritz.
  • Doorstopper: Roughly 294,000 words, with 74 chapters in 4 parts.
  • Dramatic Wind: Elsa, of course, can make freezing cold winds whenever she gets angry. When the rebels try to storm the castle, the first thing Elsa does to fight back is let loose a big gust of wind to snuff out their torches.
  • Drowning My Sorrows:
    • Fritz gets drunk at one point while depressed about the fact that "Elsa was really, really hot and he would never, ever have her."
    • Anna does this in the form of late night snacking after the rebellion, with Gerda watching over her. Elsa initially disapproves, but when Anna spills out the truth about how terrified she was being held hostage by Adrian, Elsa decides to join in.
  • Exact Words: When Anna and Elsa first meet Olive, and learn the truth about Adrian's daughter Emma, Olive makes a remark about Emma having hair just like Anna's. For the longest time, Anna thinks this means they had similar twin pigtails hairstyles...until, while investigating Daniel, she finds a portrait of Emma and realizes what Olive meant was that Emma had a Skunk Stripe just like Anna's.
  • Epic Fail: Anna's attempt to have Brock restore her memories. It ends up instead sparking a wildfire that burns down part of the forest before Elsa extinguishes it.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Adrian is persuaded by the wight to lead a rebellion against Elsa because he blames her for the death of his daughter.
  • Expecting Someone Taller: Fritz was expecting the Snow Queen to be an older woman who bore more of a resemblance to an evil witch or the character from the original fairy tale, not a kind-hearted 21 year old girl.
  • Expy: Anders for Alfred, Samson for Gaston, and Olympus for Maximus. Brandr, while pretending to be a human private eye, tries to act like he's some sort of Sherlock Holmes, even smoking a pipe and acting like Olympus is his Dr. Watson.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Elsa creates a new tower of ice on the castle, but when Anna goes looking for her, she doesn't see the tower until it's pointed out to her.
  • The Fair Folk: Brandr and the changelings.
  • First-Name Basis: Fritz doesn't actually know Elsa's and Anna's last names... because the movie never gave them one.
  • Foregone Conclusion: The king and queen decide to let up on "conceal, don't feel" and tell Anna the truth... right after they get back from their two-week voyage.
  • Friend to All Children: It's only natural that Olaf is one of these due to his childlike personality. He manages to make friends with a number of village children on Elsa's rink, even comforting them and Anders during the rebellion.
  • A God Am I: Mary (albeit brainwashed by the wight at the time) comes to the conclusion that the powers of the Snow Queen would make someone a goddess, not a mere sorceress.
  • Gilligan Cut: Done repeatedly. Since this is prose, the "cut" is a line break to indicate an abrupt scene change.
  • Heartbreak and Ice Cream:
    • Fritz indulges himself in ice cream when he feels rejected by Elsa.
    • Anna smuggles ice cream into her bedroom when she's grounded by Elsa for botching negotiations with Weselton and then ditching her bodyguard to go see Kristoff despite the imminent wight threat. Her response to being grounded is spend the hours lying in bed pouting, and eventually resorting to noshing on ice cream:
    "No, I'm being crazy. Of course Kristoff loves me! He was the one who wanted to kiss in the first place!"
    Five minutes later:
    "Waaaaaaaaah! He hates me! Kristoff hates me!"
    Ten minutes later:
    "Man, I can't wait to get back together with Kristoff. I bet he'll apologize and it'll be soooo sweet..."
    "He's found someone else, hasn't he? There's some big, blond beauty out there, and I'll never be able to compete because she's so much fuller than me!"
    "Stupid Kristoff! Who needs him, anyways? I'll find another guy, and he'll be really hot, and we'll make out all the time, right in front of Kristoff, and then he'll be sorry!"
    An hour and twenty minutes later:
    "My life is over... I'm so lonely... Om nom nom nom..."
  • Honest John's Dealership: Brock the Mystical claims he can restore Anna's memories. Anna, despite her past experiences with being too trusting of strangers, decides to take him for his word against Elsa's warnings. He only succeeds in burning down the forest, and the fire rampages until Elsa is able to get over her pyrophobia long enough to extinguish the flames.
  • Hypocritical Humor:
    • At one point, Fritz suggests that Elsa might fall for him if he acts quirky and awkward. Anna, being Princess Dorky, scoffs at the idea.
    • When Kristoff comes across Oaken's vegetable stall-tending brother having a "big winter blowout" in the middle of a storm, he instinctively thinks that the Oaken clan is very unhinged, and then his mental Sven-voice points out that Kristoff pretends his reindeer can talk.
  • An Ice Person: In this fic, people born with ice powers are known as "cryomancers." Part 3 opens with the introduction of one named Daniel in a similar situation to Elsa's, being locked in his room for years, as well as the body of another female cryomancer, Mother Winter, apparently killed by Brandr the Cryomancer-Slayer thousands of years ago. Mother Winter also apparently gathered together a large "family" of cryomancers, who were all killed by Brandr.
    • There's also Elsa herself, obviously, and Mary briefly steals her magic.
  • Ice Palace: The one Elsa created in the movie still exists, and is used as a home for Marshmallow and a bunch of her later snowmen. Following the rebellion, she makes the castle in Arendelle a second ice palace as a means to both show the people of Arendelle she's still willing to use her powers, as well as repair the damage from the rebellion mob's torches.
  • I'll Be in My Bunk: Fritz is ordered to burn sketches of Elsa and Anna doing incestuous things. He runs off with "unexpected speed," though his next scene makes it clear he didn't actually have the nerve to do it.
  • I Never Said It Was Poison: After the mob rebellion, Elsa figures out from their use of torches that Fritz must have said something to the head of the rebels since only he could've known about her fear of heat. She lets Fritz off the hook once he admits that the rebellion leader got him drunk and loosened his lips.
  • It's Not Porn, It's Art: A street peddler busted for selling some, err, controversial paintings of the royal sisters tries to justify it as "high-concept art."
  • Just Friends: Elsa considers Fritz her friend and is initially unaware of his feelings towards her.
  • King Incognito: After a visit from Adrian at the courtyard, Anna and Elsa don long hooded cloaks and walk into a tavern in order to find out how Elsa is seen by the public. It doesn't work out too well, as Elsa freaks out at drinking hot chocolate and freezes her mug.
  • Kiss of Death: Elsa paralyzes Daniel by giving him a kiss that causes him to freeze from the inside out, since he can't control ice inside of him.
  • Knight of Cerebus: All the antagonists are this. Except Brandr, who's actually quite goofy.
  • Large Ham: Brandr puts on a very flamboyant show, whether as his true faerie self or when posing as a human bounty hunter.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: The Admiral leading the rebellion, after being defeated, still decides to insult Elsa's parents and spit in her face. When he's being led to the boat in chains, Anna marches up to him, punches him in the face, and spits in his face.
  • Last Minute Hook Up: Fritz and Mary get this. Also, Anders begins a romance with Olive, Adrian's widow.
  • Lemony Narrator: The narration tends to slip into this for the humorous parts.
  • Look Ma, No Plane!: Elsa discovers her magic allows her to fly by propelling herself with wind.
  • Malicious Slander: Anna and Elsa have to deal with malicious rumors about them being involved in an incestuous relationship.
  • Mind Rape: Daniel forces Grand Pabbie to change Elsa's memories, erasing all the happy moments, turning her Brainwashed and Crazy. Fortunately, Anna is able to undo the brainwashing by remembering the incantation that was used to restore her memories.
  • Mind Screw: In-Universe, Elsa resorts to creating Modesty Towels out of ice. Anders struggles to understand how she's able to dry herself with the solid form of water.
    "If that made even a little bit of sense, it was a strange foreign kind of sense Anders wanted nothing to do with."
  • Minor Crime Reveals Major Plot: The wight has been targeting random citizens matching Anna's physical description.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Fritz initially mistakes Elsa and Anna's relationship for this while eavesdropping. One of the trolls also thinks Elsa's problem is her sexuality and not her ice magic.
  • Modesty Towel: Elsa's ice clothing abilities aren't limited to dresses and nightgowns. She can make bath towels out of ice, too, which comes in handy when she's about to be caught naked.
  • Mole in Charge: The reason Adrian's rebellion is able to succeed is because the admiral in charge of the royal guard is in on it, allowing for a bunch of rebels to get hired on when Elsa is beefing up security in response to the wight.
  • Move Along, Nothing to See Here: Following Anna's failed attempt to restore her memories with Brock the Mystical, Kristoff brings Grand Pabbie to the castle for a private meeting with Elsa. Smuggling him into the castle involves Kristoff forcing his way through a crowd and the entry doors whilst holding Grand Pabbie (disguised as a boulder) and saying, "Don't mind me! Just carrying around a completely ordinary rock! Nothing to see here..."
  • Ms. Fanservice: Elsa's natural beauty and her magic mean that she's the subject of multiple guards (and even one of the maids) making passes at her.
  • Musicalis Interruptus: Done three times:
    • "Love Is An Open Door" sung between Fritz and Elsa during Fritz's Dream Sequence, interrupted by Elsa screaming in her sleep and waking him up,
    • "Fixer-Upper" with the lyrics changed to be about Fritz, interrupted by the trolls realizing Elsa is "way out of Fritz's league"
    • "The Gospel Truth" when Brandr is discussing the early history of the earth, interrupted by Brandr being terrible at singing. This scene is removed in a later draft of the story, though.
  • My Eyes Are Up Here: Fritz is initially worried that Elsa will say this to him, but she doesn't even pay him enough attention at first to notice his eyes.
  • My God, What Have I Done?:
    • Elsa's reaction when she thinks she's responsible for the death of Adrian's daughter Emma.
    • Elsa realizes she's been brainwashed after she freezes Kristoff and Sven.
  • Mythology Gag: There are a couple references to unused concepts and deleted songs from the movie.
    • In a flashback to their childhood, the nanny (whose "big behind" was frozen) is said to have left when the staff was reduced, and Anna snorts milk out her nose at one point, both references to "We Know Better", a cut song from the Deluxe Edition of the soundtrack.
    • The "dead" snowmen in the catacombs of Brandr have tree trunks for arms, just like was originally planned for Marshmallow.
    • The evil mirror corrupting Elsa's mind comes from the original The Snow Queen fairy tale. Not to mention the fact that Elsa is called "the Snow Queen" here.
    • When Fritz is preparing to meet Elsa for the first time, Elsa's nickname as "The Snow Queen" gives him "the mental image of a much older lady, possibly draped in animal furs or covered in spiky icicles with maybe a polar bear-driven sleigh. And knowing his luck, she was probably one of those crazy malefic sorceresses who went through minions like a glutton through meals, and the instant Fritz made the slightest mistake, she would scream, 'you FOOL! You have FAILED ME!' and then freeze him to death." Fritz seemed to expect that Elsa would be more like the original titular character of The Snow Queen, typically depicted as an older woman roughly in her late 40s/early 50s. "Draped in animal furs" is also a reference to early concept art from earlier drafts of the movie where Elsa was a straight-up villain and wore a coat made of living ermines.
    • In chapter 3, a runaway pig somehow gets into the castle thanks to a careless Olaf. It's a nod to a deleted scene called "Halt, you swine!" where Anna befriended a village boy named Anders (whose name supplies the name for Elsa's chief of staff in this work) and his pig got away, and Anna had to chase him down, causing destruction in her wake.
  • Narrative Profanity Filter: Done all the time, with the exception of the b-word during a dramatic moment (and in reference to said moment afterwards).
  • No Endor Holocaust: Subverted quite brutally with the revelation that a little girl froze to death in the eternal winter...
  • No Name Given:
    • The first Admiral of the Royal Guard never has his name given. In fact, when Anna tries asking Elsa what his name is, she's just greeted with shrugs:
    "So does everyone just call that guy 'the Admiral?' Doesn't he have, like, an actual name?"
    • Anna and Elsa's parents are just referred to as "the king and queen".note 
  • Not What It Looks Like: Kristoff has to reassure Elsa that his first encounter with Anna as a child and his encounter with her as an adult were just coincidences and not some conspiracy with the trolls.
    • Earlier, Fritz is on guard duty outside Elsa's study, while the sisters are inside experimenting with Elsa's powers. Of course, he only hears the noise of furniture moving and parts of their conversation, leading him to think that the sisters are engaging in more....kinky activities. This leads to some scandalous rumors that spread like gossip.
  • Not So Different: At first, Elsa is distrustful of Kristoff, but she warms up to him when she realizes he was a loner who shut people out of his life before Anna came along, just like Elsa was.
  • Not-So-Omniscient Council of Bickering: The royal council that ruled prior to Elsa's coronation was extremely ineffective and argued all the time. Many of her advisors are also very sexist, and as the story progresses, she is quick to fire those who are not contributing much and threatens to have others replaced.
  • Oblivious to Love: Elsa gets more and more this way the more obvious Fritz's feelings become.
    • Eventually his feelings become a little TOO obvious...
  • One-Winged Angel: After being seemingly defeated by Olaf's warm hug, Mary comes back with the appearance of a wight, as Daniel had previously infused some of his own magic in her.
  • One Woman Army: Whereas in the movie Elsa struggled just to take on the Duke of Weselton's two men, now her powers have developed to the point that she can freeze entire armadas with ease.
  • Our Fairies Are Different: Apparently, in the world of Frozen, Cold Iron being the Fair Folk's weakness is just a myth.
  • 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.
  • Overly Nervous Flop Sweat: While Fritz is tasked with taking Anna out of the castle to avoid disrupting Elsa's negotiations with Weselton, Anna suddenly has a need to go back to the castle to get something. Fritz tries to dissuade her...except Anna sees him sweating profusely.
    "I know when people are hiding something from me,” said Anna. “I'm not an idiot. But you know what I am? The princess. And as princess, I order this carriage to turn around!"
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Elsa and Anna disguise themselves as commoners to try and gauge the public's opinion of Elsa. Within the first few seconds, Anna nearly blows their cover but manages to hold on. Then Elsa burns herself, accidentally uses her magic, and flees the tavern.
    Bartender: Heeeeey, that girl has ice powers! Funny, our queen has the exact same thing.....
  • Puff of Logic: Mary, being all of Elsa's negative emotions manifested in a snowwoman, is defeated by Olaf, being Elsa's manifested positive emotions, giving her a warm hug, and then Elsa defeats her One-Winged Angel form by simply having the willpower to order her magic to stop animating Mary.
  • Precision F-Strike: Anna, of all people. Towards Elsa, following their first ever big argument.
  • Precocious Crush: While he's a bit older than most examples, being "barely seventeen," Fritz is childish enough that he still falls under this trope. He keeps an Elsa-teddy bear, for one thing. Plus Elsa cites his age as one of the reasons she won't date him.
  • Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: Anna calls Mary Elsa's "crazy ex."
  • Reality Ensues:
    • There are serious repercussions to Elsa's "eternal winter", such as dead crops and livestock.
    • Fantastic Racism is a thing, with Elsa dealing with Adrian, an ice harvester who blames her for the death of his daughter (actually the work of the wight). Adrian is also able to incite a mob of similar prejudiced people KKK-style to lead a rebellion.
    • Given Hans's traitorous actions against the Arendelle throne, Elsa and Anna are very much offended by the discovery of paintings that depict Elsa smooching Hans. Similarly, Elsa considers people spreading lies about her and Anna as a punishable offense.
    • Elsa's new ice dress is of course sexy, but it also means she's the subject of multiple guards and even one of the maids trying to make passes at her.
    • Anna's impulsiveness has big repercussions, like happens when she can't control herself and punches out the Duke of Weselton, ruining Elsa's finalized efforts to reopen negotiations with Weselton.
    • After Elsa transforms the castle into a second ice palace early in the story to cover up the rebellion damage, the castle stays that way for most of the story. However, in the last chapter, Elsa mentions to Anna that she's going to undo most of the ice-related changes as it's hard to constantly maintain the ice, especially the new ice tower (since the story takes place after Olaf's Frozen Adventure but before Frozen Fever, this also explains why the castle is back to its normal appearance by the latter story).
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Elsa seems to be trying to become this trope.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Anders is an OC yet has been on the staff since before Elsa was born.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Subverted. When Charlotte the maid is introduced, it looks very much like she's being set up as Fritz's eventual love interest for when he gets over Elsa... but just as Fritz himself is starting to consider this, he finds out she's married.
  • Right Behind Me: Anna invokes this trope after laughing about how an "Official Ice Master" isn't really a thing, in front of Kristoff.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Elsa participates in Arendelle's politics while also balancing more personal issues.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: Mary has a brief moment of this.
  • Sailor Earth: To go along with Marshmallow, Elsa creates two more monstrous snowmen named Cloud and Cottonball.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Fritz and Samson. To a lesser extent, Fritz and Kristoff.
  • Sex Dressed: Anna and Kristoff get caught in the act by Elsa on at least two occasions. She even conjures up snowbirds to spy on them.
  • Shipper on Deck: Once Anna learns about Fritz's crush on Elsa, she tries her best to help Fritz express himself, much to Elsa's consternation.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: Fritz is twice knocked unconscious before battle scenes, and he's turned into an ice-statue right before the climax of part 4. Averted by Olaf, who comforts Anders and some visiting children during the first battle scene.
  • Shotgun Wedding: Anders mentions that Anna and Elsa's parents married because their father got his wife knocked up with Elsa.
  • Shout-Out: On top of the usual name-drops of other fictional Disney countries like Corona, this fanfic also has a few nods to The Princess Bride and Calvin and Hobbes.
    • At one point, a merchant screams, "MY CABBAGES!"
    • Anna's collection of trashy romance books includes Divorce in Dunbroch, Adultery in Agrabah, and Seduction in Storybrooke.
    • Right before the angry mob attacks the castle, Anders sees Elsa being friendly to some visiting children on her courtyard ice rink and comments that despite the fact that it's hot out, she doesn't seem bothered by the heat, like it's psychosomatic. He then recalls a friend of his who had a pronounced limp even though his leg was perfectly fine, suggesting it was a psychosomatic injury. Later, this friend's name is revealed as "John."
    • After being freed from Brandr's orb, Olaf is limbless and trips over, shouting, "I've fallen and I can't get up," a phrase popularized by the Life Alert commercials.
    • Marshmallow gives Brandr a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown, then says "Puny Fae."
  • Something Completely Different: The opening chapter of part 3 is a flashback involving no characters from the movie, only OCs.
    • Various instances of Chekhov's Gun have rendered this anything but completely different.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Earlier drafts originally had Grand Pabbie being killed by the wight after being forced to brainwash Elsa. Later, the story was revised to have him live, albeit hobbling on a cane.
  • Stalker Shrine: The wight has a painting of Anna in his cave. When he kills the painter commissioned to paint the sisters' portraits, he also deliberately destroys several paintings but leaves the painter's new portrait of Elsa intact as a message to Elsa.
  • Storming the Castle: An angry mob incited by Adrian tries to storm the castle with torches and pitchforks. They manage to damage large portions of the castle before Elsa is able to subdue them singlehandedly.
  • Stuffed Into A Trash Can: When Fritz gets frozen solid, Marshmallow tries to stuff him into a mop closet.
  • Take That!:
    • The fanfic loves to make fun of various shipper fandoms.
      • Chapter 18 contains an extremely thinly-veiled one to the Elsanna shippers, when some guards capture a street artist who has been trying to sell some illicit paintings of the royal sisters (even trying to sell to Kristoff). The sisters find them disgusting.
      • Then it turns out the peddler is actually the curator of a local art gallery, and brother to the deceased court painter that had been hired to do Elsa's and Anna's new portraits, only to be killed by the wight. And he's made paintings depicting Elsa getting it on with Hans.
    • During "For the First Time In Forever," Anna jumped in front of a painting called The Swing, or rather, a censored version that omitted a few things from the original, like The Peeping Tom hiding in the bushes. This is observed when they get a replacement for the new gallery.
    "My childhood is ruined!"
  • Take Our Word for It: The Elsanna paintings are not explicitly described as such, but everyone's reactions makes it clear enough.
  • There Are No Coincidences: At one point, Elsa begins to act suspicious of Kristoff because what are the odds Anna just happened to run into a boy raised by the trolls who saved her life? Turns out Mary's brainwashing is making Elsa paranoid.
  • And This Is for...: The Admiral's rebellion has been thwarted and he is being led to the prison ship in chains. Anna and Elsa show up, and Anna promptly makes a beeline for the admiral and punches the daylights out of him.
  • Throne Made of X: Whenever Elsa meets with her advisors, she conjures up her own chair out of ice.
  • Time Skip: The first four chapters take place in the weeks immediately after Elsa's eternal winter in Frozen. Chapter 5 skips ahead to the following spring, after the events of Olaf's Frozen Adventure.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Like in the movie, Elsa is tempted to kill her enemies.
    • She does (seemingly) kill the wight once she's trapped him in ice, but this is implied to be due to Mary's influence on her. Later on, when Elsa's in her right mind with the wight once again at her mercy, she spares him.
  • Troubled Backstory Flashback: Part 2 has one running concurrent with the main plot, mostly to reiterate that Elsa and Anna had bad childhoods (expanding on things that "Do You Want to a Build a Snowman?" may have only hinted at), and relapsing into that situation would be undesirable. And to show the creation of Mary.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Adrian. Even before the rebellion, Kristoff comments that he used to be as friendly and jovial as his fellow ice harvesters, not knowing about the death of his daughter Emma.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: Oaken's relatives make brief appearances and, naturally, they look and sound exactly like him.
  • Waking Up Elsewhere: Subverted with Elsa's transformation of the castle. Anna is awoken by a sudden chill. She wakes up and finds every surface of her bedroom covered in ice. For a moment, Anna thinks she's been transported to Elsa's ice palace on the North Mountain. It takes her a few moments to realize that she's still in her own bedroom and Elsa just gave the castle an overnight makeover.
  • We Need a Distraction: When Elsa needs to have negotiations with the Duke of Weselton, she has Fritz take Anna to an art exhibition so she won't cross paths with the Duke. Unfortunately, Anna realizes she's forgotten something while in the carriage, and when trying to get Fritz to turn back, he keeps making up excuses which she sees right through. So she pulls rank to turn the carriage around, returns to the castle, storms into Elsa's meeting and punches the Duke out.
  • Will They or Won't They?: Fritz's plotline becomes this once Elsa finally learns his name and feels some empathy for him.
  • What Could Possibly Go Wrong?: Anna wants to go to Brock the Mystical so her memories can be restored. Elsa refuses, because to her, Brock is as much of a stranger to Anna as Hans was. Anna says the line, and of course, Brock botches things, instead burning down part of the forest.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Marshmallow wants to wear womens' clothing. Olaf has promised to keep it a secret.
  • Would Hurt a Child: The wight tries to eat Olaf on sight because he thought he was a child. Also, Brandr brags about killing a cryomancer child to provoke Elsa.
  • Yandere: Elsa is lucky enough to have two villains act this way towards her, the wight and Mary.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Brandr's fate. The changelings, seeing that the humans have rejected Brandr's ideology and are more willing to fight to keep their magic, drag him back to the otherworld and feed him to Chernabog.
  • You Look Familiar: Anna, Elsa and Kristoff quickly recognize an art gallery curator as the street peddler who painted the Elsanna pictures earlier, despite him ditching his overcoat and changing his haircut.
  • Zerg Rush: The magic-hating mob tries this on Elsa. It... doesn't end well for them.

    Tropes that apply to Anatomy of a Snowwoman 
  • Abusive Parents: Fritz's mother. Apparently, she's also very abusive to the guards at the jail she's locked up in, to the point that Elsa basically gave her a life sentence.
  • Accidental Pervert: Olaf has to be part of the sex education talk because, as Elsa claims, he's been caught wandering into the maids' changing rooms on too many occasions.
  • Adults Are Useless: When dealing with Sussebassen, Anna lampshades how in so many books, the authorities are useless and it's always a group of teenagers who catch the bad guy.
  • And I Must Scream: Mary's body is shattered and dropped down a chasm in the middle of the wilderness.
  • Big "WHAT?!": Elsa's reaction to the discovery that the Paganian religious books refer to Anna as her "sister-wife".
  • Bilingual Bonus: In their first scene, the Paganians in the church are seen singing a hymn. It's pretty easy to notice that it's "Let It Go" in Latin.
  • Bodyguard Crush: Anna once had a crush on one guard thrice her age back when she was an early teen. He politely rejected her, told her parents, and they sat her down for the big talk.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Olaf and the other snowmen are brainwashed by Sussebassen into rebelling against Elsa.
  • Continuity Nod: At one point, Anna eats a "flangendorfer," which is from the Frozen tie-in book All Hail the Queen. Frozen Fever also gets a Call-Forward since Anna's upcoming birthday is mentioned. Given the main events of Frozen Wight happened after Olaf's Frozen Adventure...
  • Critical Research Failure: In-Universe, the Paganians have their own holy book for their Elsa-centric religion known as "Elsianity", but they think that Elsa was the one who got engaged to Hans instead of Anna, that Anna has fire powers and is in an incestuous relationship with Elsa, and Elsa knows someone named Jack Frost.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: Sussebassen the Killer Rabbit. His name is actually a Norwegian term of endearment. It's basically an overly sugary nickname akin to "sweetie pie."
  • Heroic BSoD: Mary suffers one towards the end.
  • Interspecies Romance: Mary (snowman) and Fritz (human).
    • Kristoff apparently once dated a troll.
  • Interrupted Intimacy: Mary accidentally walks in on Anna and Kristoff in the midst of making love. She tries to replicate this with Fritz, only to leave Fritz completely catatonic. Elsa is forced to gather everyone together for a talk on sexual education.
  • No Name Given: Nobody knows the High Priest of Pagania's name. The Archbishop never bothered to ask.
  • Precocious Crush: Anna mentions that she had a crush on a guard three times her age when she was a little girl, and "there might have been a heartfelt declaration of love involved."
  • Retail Riot: As part of an early cutaway gag where people are rioting as they try to get their hands on limited Elsa dolls
  • Take That!: Just like the original Frozen Wight had scenes that mocked Elsa / Anna shippers and Hans / Elsa shippers, Pagania's Elsa-centric religion mocks those shippers.
    • Pagania's books also jab at people who like to ship Elsa with Jack Frost from Rise of the Guardians, or bestow Anna with fire powers.
  • Unwanted False Faith: Elsa feels this way about the Paganians worshiping her. Overlaps with A God I Am Not considering how powerful Elsa is.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: A man harasses Mary because of the snowmen attacking the village in Frozen Wight. When Fritz tries to defend Mary, the man hits him. This provokes Mary into giving the man a full beatdown.

    Tropes that apply to Fritzy Fever 
  • Prequel: To Frozen Fever.
  • Sick Episode: For Fritz.
  • Sneeze of Doom: Fritz's sneeze presumably gives Elsa her cold, thus setting off the events of Frozen Fever.
  • Working Through the Cold: Fritz resolves to do this. However, given his and Mary's absence from Frozen Fever (due to, you know, being fanfic characters), it can be assumed he eventually gave up and missed Anna's birthday.

    Tropes that apply to Fritz: The Musical 

  • Continuity Nod: Kristoff's troll ex-girlfriend from Anatomy of a Snowwoman is mentioned again. Also, Anna mentions that she and Olaf gave Elsa dancing lessons, which is a nod to the (super obscure) Frozen Magazine Comics. And at the ball, some of the royalty present are said to be from fictional countries from the Frozen picture book Across the Sea.
  • Crossover: While the other fics had cameos from other Disney characters, this one features a full-on appearance from Rapunzel and Eugene as regular characters.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: For the musical numbers, the narration mentions "background music" and "musical time elapses."
  • Love Potion: Provides the main conflict when Fritz tries to use it on Elsa, but it ends up causing her and Eugene to fall for each other instead. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Musical World Hypothesis: In the original movie, characters break into song all the time. In Frozen Wight, characters only break into song a couple times as brief jokes. Anatomy of a Snowwoman features no songs at all. And then this fic is back to being a full-on musical, with all the songs being parodies of songs from other musicals.
  • Naked People Are Funny: Fritz has a little mishap involving an attractive woman in Oaken's sauna.

Alternative Title(s): Trials Of Elsa


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