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The simple name had been dubbed onto the unknown entities due to their nature and habits of raiding. They would always, always strike during sea storms, blizzards, and any kind of atmospheric disturbance with uncanny timing and deadly efficiency. There was only a single survivor from any of their raided vessels, who babbled inane tales that spawned mad rumours. There was no way the storms actually heralded the Storm Pirates.
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Storm Siren is an Alternate Universe Frozen Fan Fiction which centers around the soon-to-be-queen Princess Anna, "Captain Ellis", and events on "his" ship Thunderhead. The plot itself is fairly linear except it rapidly branched into something spectacularly large as the author found their muse, however much of the plot points (and subsequently tropes) are still in the dark at this point in time, as the story is estimated to have nearly thirty chapters upon completion.

It can be found on AO3 and FFN.

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EDIT:

The above links are dead. It appears the story is gone now. This might have been the author's intention. Or the site(s)'s. I don't know.

-Ariel Schnee on 03/15/19 2:13 PM CT (America)

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Storm Siren contains examples of:

  • Adorkable: Olaf tends to be this.
    • Elsa and Anna have a tickle fight of all things.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Firefly.
    • Subverted when Andria patronisingly calls Elsa "Elijah" and nothing else. Ellis is short for Elijah, after all.
  • Ascended Extra: Beathan, Stephan, and Simón.
  • Asexuality: Olaf.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Chapter 9 mirrors Elsa's canon reveal of her ice powers.
    • Andria's question "Do you love her, Elijah?"
  • Back Story: Elsa, Anna, and even Eziel get this.
  • Bit Character: Many, many examples of this trope. Especially notable in Thunderhead's crew.
  • Breaking Bad News Gently: Trent drops the bomb on Elsa's gender extremely nonchalantly.
  • Break the Cutie: Thunderhead's crew to Olaf.
  • The Cameo: Anna recounts that Hans tried to court, woo, and marry her, but he was outed.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Word of God states too many to list.
  • Cliffhanger: Small ones here and there; notable in Chapter 11.
  • Continuity Nod: Elsa harks back to her time in the dungeon while Gunther is stitching a gash in her side.
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  • Cryptic Conversation: Many, with the first notable one in Chapter 11. It just keeps happening.
  • Darker and Edgier: The "Graphic Depictions of Violence" warning isn't just for show.
  • Foil: Gunther for Evan.
  • Forced Meme: The author continually uses the phrase Captain Ellis of the good ship Thunderhead in conversations and on their Tumblr, even though it only appears twice in the text.
  • Gentle Giant: Beathan.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Lampshaded. Elsa (somewhat jokingly) suggests that Anna has incredibly strong magic due to how well she connects with people, to cheer her up.
  • Info Dump: Typically, conversations between Elsa and Anna after a particularly traumatic event.
  • Jerkass: Arendelle's Head Doctor Evan, evidenced not two hundred words after his introduction.
    • Trent too although he rescues Olaf during the raid.
  • Jigsaw Puzzle Plot with potential for some Kudzu Plot.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Anna jokes that "the whole story would take four months to tell once a week around a campfire". As implied, it was the fourth month since Storm Siren's publication, with roughly once-a-week updates.
  • Logical Weakness: Elsa is a woman. And werewolves aren't real, so when she disappears for a few days every month her crew eventually put two and two together to work out that their shockingly male captain is, in fact, a shockingly insecure woman.
  • Magnificent Bastard: The Libeccio, Andria. Also falls under The Starscream.
    • Evan counts as this.
  • Meaningful Name: Practically every original character name was decided here.
    • Beathan means "life" - he is the human incarnation of Marshmallow, after all.
  • Mood Whiplash: Chapter 11 and Chapter 16 (when "Andrew" is revealed to be the previously-touted-as-terrifying Andria) are both examples of this.
  • Nightmare Sequence: Elsa hallucinates due to lack of blood (later revealed to be from "raw" magic) while locked in one of Arendelle's dungeons.
  • Noodle Incident: In one of the previous orange eating competitions.
''“Last year,” Olaf was saying, “Beathan didn’t want to eat any oranges. Not even one. I figured he would, because he usually loves them, right? But not last year. Trent and Francis – you see that guy with the old hat over there, that’s Francis. Trent and Francis –"
Beathan slapped a hand over Olaf’s mouth. “You aren’t going to finish that fuckin’ sentence, nor any of the ones that follow,” he cut in. His eye ticked in the shadow of a memory of extreme frustration.''
  • Pirate
  • Pirate Girl: Elsa double subverts this trope, disguising herself as a man and even then displaying parts of this trope to the letter.
  • Ship Tease: Numerous. Especially in earlier chapters, so the author could ensure readership in case the premise/execution failed to.
  • Shout-Out: So many shoutouts.
    • There's a Homestuck shoutout in every other chapter. Word of God states that even the base relationship between Elsa and Anna is best described as a moirallegiance.
    • Elsa owns Marquise Spinneret Mindfang's fluorite octet.
    • Eziel warns Anna about the dangers of falling down stairs.
    • The famous Game Grumps "What am I willing to put up with" rant.
    • Two subtle but separate shoutouts to The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
    • Eziel, once Ezio, fled because of murder - a shoutout to Assassin's Creed, but it's not obvious.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Beathan, and practically the whole lot of Elsa's crew. Makes for a bit of humorous Mood Whiplash in Chapter 3.
  • Sleep Cute: Chapter 13 opens with this.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Elsa among her crew. Justified in that she's lesbian and fears being outed/falling in love. Funny considering how close she's getting to Anna.
  • Tastes Like Friendship: Anna and Olaf.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Olaf, when he protects Anna during the raid.
  • True Name: Shockingly enough, Captain Ellis is actually Elsa.
    • Eziel, the ship's cook, used to be Ezio but he coined an alias after he murdered someone by poisoning them.
    • Elsa's mother named her Élise, but it's implied that she abandoned that name.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Simón.
  • Xanatos Gambit: Andria sets up one around Elsa in Chapter 16: if she ignores his trap, he'll steal Anna from her and she won't get her sorely-needed ransom. However, if she keeps Anna close to her, he can use the princess as leverage to twist Elsa down, furthering his moves as The Starscream in the pirate mafia.

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