22 Insanely Smart Fan Theories About Frozen

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Vote 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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  • 1
    2,148 VOTES

    Frozen and Tangled Take Place in the Same World

    Frozen and Tangled Take Place in the Same World
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    Another theory that cements the idea that these two stories exist in the same universe comes from Redditor themanfromsaturn, who reasons that Hans looks a lot like the Stabbington brothers from Tangled. The red hair, the same-shaped faces, same style of dress, the mutton chop sideburns, and the fact that Hans has 11 brothers.

    Plus, both Hans and the Stabbington brothers were willing to do evil deeds to obtain power.

    2,148 votes
  • 2
    2,266 VOTES

    Rapunzel Was at Elsa’s Coronation Because They’re Cousins

    Rapunzel Was at Elsa’s Coronation Because They’re Cousins
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    One long-held theory is that Rapunzel is Elsa and Anna’s cousin. King Agnarr and Queen Iduna sail to Rapunzel’s wedding but they are lost at sea (and possibly wash up on an island in the jungle and produce Tarzan).

    Out of respect for her deceased aunt and uncle, and to honor her cousin, she shows up for the coronation in Arendelle with her new husband, Flynn. 

    2,266 votes
  • 3
    1,889 VOTES

    Elsa’s Powers Are Nothing New to the King and Queen

    Elsa’s Powers Are Nothing New to the King and Queen
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    Redditor Nijata suggests that Elsa’s parents knew all about her powers because a relative had them before. They knew that they needed the troll’s help to heal Anna, and they knew that hiding Elsa away was in her best interest.
    1,889 votes
  • 4
    1,543 VOTES

    Elsa Was Hidden Because Magic Is Considered Evil Throughout the Disney Universe

    Elsa Was Hidden Because Magic Is Considered Evil Throughout the Disney Universe
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    Redditor MustangGuy makes a very strong point with numerous examples of how magic is used for ill across many Disney storylines. Between evil queens and sorcerers cursing folks left and right, the king and queen of Arendelle had a very good reason to lock away their daughter, besides turning her sister into a popsicle.

    Elsa’s coming out of the magic closet was a big moment for the Disney world.

    1,543 votes
  • 5
    1,867 VOTES

    If Elsa Is Winter, Anna Is Summer

    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.
    1,867 votes
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    1,453 VOTES

    Would Kristoff’s Kiss Have Saved Anna? Probably Not

    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.
    1,453 votes