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22 Insanely Smart Fan Theories About Frozen

Updated June 14, 2019 35.4k votes 4.2k voters 133.1k views22 items

List RulesVote up the fan theories that may actually be on to something.

If you have children (or are a child at heart), you have probably seen this film hundreds, if not thousands of times, and you probably have some intriguing Frozen fan theories of your own. You may be hallucinating after watching the film so many times, at the very least. Even if you don’t have kids, you might find yourself poring over each frame, trying to figure out what the deal with Hans is, or why Rapunzel is at Elsa’s coronation or whether Kristoff is Santa Claus.
 
There are truly delightful Frozen conspiracy theories like that Flynn from Tangled was going to fence the stolen crown to Hans. There’s the one about Hans having the same powers as Elsa, and that the king and queen of Arendelle were sailing to meet with another self-exiled member of the family with the same powers as Elsa, seeking advice and counsel.
 
Then there are the fan theories about Frozen that see a completely different angle than others. Even if Kristoff kissed Anna (the second most powerful curse breaker in the fairytale universe), it probably wouldn’t have an effect. How about this one: Is Quasimodo related to Elsa and Anna? Did he create the trolls to keep him company as he did back at the cathedral? Or what if Elsa’s powers developed over generations of her ancestors who wanted to build up a resistance to fire to avoid the fate of distant relative Joan of Arc?
 
There are so many cool and interesting Frozen theories, but some stand out more than others. Consider which Frozen theory you think holds the most weight and vote it onward and upward to the top of the list. 
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    If Elsa Is Winter, Anna Is Summer

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    Many fans strongly believe that if Elsa is the queen of all things icy, Anna must be the queen of hot stuff. Anna is the sunny sister with a playful sense of humor; Elsa, like winter, is no joke. Also, Olaf holds the key to this theory. He’s held in both sister’s memories. He’s created by Elsa, but he longs for summer.
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    Would Kristoff’s Kiss Have Saved Anna? Probably Not

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    Frozen threw aside the notion that the princess is saved by some dude’s kiss. Tears are stronger magic than kisses in Scandinavian folklore so Elsa’s tears and Anna’s sacrifice saved the day - and Arendelle.

    Redditor Volsunga puts forth the idea that even though the kiss is the second strongest power to undo a curse, Kristoff’s kiss might not have helped. Basically, because Anna and Kristoff have lived sheltered lives, they fall for each other after Anna falls for Hans. They are still young and naive in their affection and potential love for each other. That kiss wouldn’t be as effective without some time to grow and mature.
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    Who Would Buy a Stolen Crown from Flynn? Hans

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    Redditor acleverboy points out that Flynn from Tangled already has someone he can fence the stolen crown to: Hans. Maybe as a symbol of power, maybe as a way to weasel his way onto the thrown of a nearby kingdom, Hans would be a good candidate.
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    Kristoff Is a Young Hot Santa Claus

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    Check out this theory from Redditor hoffdog:
     
    His name can be abbreviated to Kris (like Kris Kringle). He was raised by small mystical creatures, similar to elves. He is in love with reindeer. He rides in a sleigh. He loves the cold and is an expert in snow. His cheeks are pretty dang rosy if you ask me! Need I say more?” 
     
    No, hoffdog, you do not.
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