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Queen Anna of Arendelle (formerly Princess Anna of Arendelle), or simply Anna, is one of the main characters from Disney's Frozen franchise. As the protagonist of the first film, she teamed up with Kristoff, to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers turned Arendelle into a curse. As of Frozen II, she is the Queen of Arendelle.

Development[]

Physical appearance[]

Body[]

Anna is an 18-year-old (later 21-years-old in Frozen II) girl with a slender build and fair skin. She has turquoise-blue eyes, rosy cheeks, thin pink lips, a small nose, long, strawberry-blonde hair, mostly tied into two braided pigtails, bangs down her forehead, and a light dusting of freckles (a trait that she shares with her sister Elsa, although due to being slightly older, Elsa appears to have fewer freckles than Anna); her face is also slightly rounder than Elsa's. When she wears sleeveless dresses, it is shown that she has some freckles on her shoulders in addition to the ones on her face. She has a platinum-blonde streak on the right side of her hair due to an accident in which she was struck by Elsa's magic during childhood. The platinum-blonde streak remained for years until the curse on Anna's frozen heart was broken and the streak was removed along with it.

Clothing[]

All of her outfits have rosemaling, reflecting the movie's Norwegian setting.

In her coronation dress, Anna wears a black sweetheart bodice with dark green off-the-shoulder straps and rose, teal, blue, and purple prints on it, and has greenish-gold trim, a black satin-laced necklace with a bronze pendant of Arendelle's symbol, an olive drab pleated skirt with sashes consisting of the following: asparagus centers with pink, crimson, dark olive green, olive drab, and blueprints on it between cream sides and dark green pleats, both cream petticoat and frilly knee-length pantalettes, white stockings, and a pair of black ballet shoes. She wears her hair in a bun, and a part of her hair is braided and used as a headband, a green comb-shaped barrette with a couple of satin ribbons green and chartreuse attached to the back of her hair, and dark pink lipstick. She also wears a teal cape with a cyan bow as a clasp for the cape, a sapphire oval-cut hem with an azure line, blue dots on each cut, and small sapphire dots all around the cape.

The winter outfit that Anna acquires at Wandering Oaken's Trading Post and Sauna is an item of traditional Norwegian clothing called "Bunad". The design consists of a medium-length, dark blue skirt consisting of a lavender round-cut lining with points, with each rose and periwinkle print similar to a rose around the skirt on each point, and each periwinkle bush-like print on each of its round edges with a black bodice with gold trim and green, red, yellow, and purple rose prints on it, a light blue long-sleeved blouse, and black heeled leather boots with gold linings and magenta soles. She also wears a magenta bonnet with purple lining, lavender fluff, and matching white print on the back, a pair of blue mittens with navy blue palms, a detachable magenta cape with a matching cap, purple linings, and small Byzantium tassels on the edge of the cape with a silver brooch consisting of a pair of hearts with gray prints attached to her cape and magenta lipstick. On occasion, she wears a pair of crystal clear ice skates.

After Anna's heart is frozen, her hair turns silvery-white and her body becomes covered in snowflakes and ice. When she is thawed out, her hair returns to its original state without the platinum blonde streak.

In Anna's summer attire, her hair is once again braided in pigtails without her streak. She wears a timber wolf wrist-length blouse with light blue vertical linings, a pinafore dress consisting of both a light gray bodice with green linings, vertical gray hairlines, and four green buttons placed vertically on the bodice with black hairline laces attached, a dark gray skirt with a light gray lining, crimson, green, and lavender flower prints all around on it, and lavender, green, and olive drab bush-like prints between each flower prints. She also dons a white petticoat, a pair of matching heeled leather boots with gold linings and brown soles, the same color and shape as the brooch, and on occasion, the same color ice skates.

In Frozen Fever, Anna wears her hair in a bun but with a yellow sunflower and three ribbons hanging down (in the colors of dark green, light green, and teal) in the back. She wears a navy blue bodice that has olive, crimson, green, and orange prints on the front with copper linings, and a light chartreuse short-sleeved blouse that has a pink and gold brooch in the middle that turns purple and gold later on. On top of this, Anna wears an apple-green sleeveless cropped gilet with teal, dark green, brown, orange, and chartreuse rosemaling on the front and back. She wears a teal skirt with yellow, olive, and brown sunflower prints with darker teal stalks and leaves with smaller olive, dark teal, and purple designs between each sunflower, and a small dark teal leaf design on the left, middle part of the skirt. Above the sunflower is a wavy looping yellow line with light teal dots above each loop. She wears light olive stockings, pale olive-yellow petticoats, black ballet flats, a friendship bracelet, and dark pink lipstick. Elsa used her powers to change this dress by adding sunflowers to her bun and skirt using crystalline ice and creating a hidden ice petticoat to make the skirt more voluminous.

In Olaf's Frozen Adventure, Anna wears her hair in a bun for the majority of the special but reverts to her standard braids when she and Elsa are leading the search for Olaf. Her attire is comprised of a sky blue dress with bells and goats patterned motif around the hemline, using the same fabric as the tablecloths in the ballroom.

At the beginning of the sequel, Anna wears a beige gown with lavender and golden details, a matching jacket with cufflinks, a bronze necklace, a lavender sash with golden details, and kitten heels. Her hair is tied up in a bun with a piece of wheat on the side. Her hair is in her usual braids, and she wears a lime green nightgown when playing charades with Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven. During their travels to the Enchanted Forest, Anna wears a purple and magenta long vest and a black long-sleeved dress with gold trim, a brown belt around her waist, and gold pants underneath. She accessorizes with long black boots and a gold cross pendant. She later removes the vest during her travels in the cavern and lures the Earth Giants to destroy the dam.

As Queen of Arendelle, Anna wears her hair in a bun similar to that of her mother and Elsa when she was crowned queen in the first film and wears a black shirt with buttons to close it, a tropical rain forest dress with mint green trim, and a teal cape with a purple underside. She also wears a tiara similar to the one her sister wore.

Character biography[]

At a young age, at Anna's behest, she and Elsa would spend much of their time using the latter's powers for their own enjoyment, against their parents' wishes. One night, five-year-old Anna suggests they build a snowman, to which eight-year-old Elsa agrees. The sisters head into the castle's throne room and create a winter field of snow. During their playdate, Elsa accidentally strikes Anna in the head with her magic, rendering her unconscious and turning a streak of her hair platinum blonde. Horrified, Elsa calls their parents, King Agnarr and Queen Iduna, for help. Iduna and Agnarr travel with their daughters to the Valley of the Living Rock, where they request the assistance of magical trolls led by a shaman named Pabbie. Pabbie is able to save Anna by cleansing her body of all magic, including memories of magic. Though this leaves Anna with no recollection of Elsa's powers, Agnarr declares that it's for the best.

Pabbie advises that the royal family take precautions with Elsa's powers as they can be extremely dangerous if not controlled. For the safety of his daughters and people, Agnarr forces Elsa into isolation by closing off the castle and separating her from Anna, who remains oblivious as to why life in the castle has changed. Over the years, Anna makes repeated attempts to reach out to Elsa, but to no avail. To keep herself occupied in spite of her loneliness, Anna would spend most of her time running through the castle halls and talking to paintings. During Anna and Elsa's teenage years, Agnarr and Iduna lost their lives at sea when their ship was struck by monstrous waves. The news devastated Anna, who attended her parents' funeral alone. With no family left besides her sister, Anna made another attempt to reconnect with Elsa to no response. With Elsa refusing to leave her room due to the instability of her powers, both sisters were forced to cope with the loss of their parents, alone.

Three years later, Elsa had finally come of age and is ready to be crowned Queen of Arendelle. To celebrate the occasion, the windows, doors, and gates of the castle were opened for the first time in years. Foreign dignitaries are also invited to the festivities, with such kingdoms as the Southern Isles and Weselton sending representatives in honor of their countries. An excited 18-year-old Anna sees this as an opportunity to explore the outside world and find the companionship she has been devoid of for years, preferably, in the form of "true love." The second the gates are finally opened, Anna rushes out and explores her kingdom, roaming about the streets and catching glimpse of all the visitors. Suddenly, she bumps into a horse owned by the dashing Prince Hans of the Southern Isles. Though initially angered by the clumsiness of the stranger, Anna quickly becomes smitten with Hans's charm and good looks. After introducing themselves, Anna and Hans become acquainted, and apparently hit it off, only to be interrupted by the coronation bells.

At the chapel, Anna stands by her sister's side during the crowning (where she shares a cute wave with Hans). Afterwards, a ball is held in honor of the new queen. Anna and Elsa stand side by side in the ballroom, watching over the crowd. To Anna's surprise and delight, Elsa initiates a conversation, allowing the sisters to bond for the first time in years. They are interrupted by their steward Kai, who introduces the snide Duke of Weselton. When the Duke offers Elsa her first dance as queen, Elsa mischievously volunteers Anna instead. Anna is dragged onto the dance floor, where she is subjected to the Duke's over-the-top dance skills, much to Elsa's amusement. Afterwards, Anna and Elsa laugh about the matter, with Anna openly wishing their lives could always be carefree. With regret, Elsa declares that it cannot, but refuses to explain why. Feeling rejected, Anna excuses herself from the party.

As she walks off, Anna bumps into Hans once again, who takes the princess out on a romantic date around the city. Anna falls in love with Hans, and the night ends with a proposal from Hans. Anna immediately agrees, and the newly engaged couple return to the ballroom to ask for Elsa's blessing. Elsa refuses, telling Anna that she can't marry someone she met and indirectly says that she doesn't know anything about true love. This remark causes Anna to hiss back and tells Elsa that shutting people out is the only thing she's good at. This leads to a heated argument between the sisters, which climaxes with Anna questioning why Elsa coldly shuts out her family and the world. Anna's prying triggers Elsa's anxieties, causing the queen to inadvertently unleash her powers upon Anna and their guests. Horrified by what she's done and the way everyone reacted, Elsa flees the ballroom. Despite her confusion, Anna follows behind in an attempt to stop her sister. Elsa escapes into the fjords and unknowingly places a curse that traps Arendelle in an eternal winter. As snow flurries fill the sky, the Duke of Weselton goes into a panic, exclaiming that Elsa must be apprehended. Claiming responsibility for Elsa's departure and the curse, Anna makes it her mission to find Elsa and save the kingdom. With Hans in charge in her absence, Anna leaves the castle on horseback, searching for her sister.

Hours later, Anna loses her horse in the middle of the woods and accidentally ruins her clothes by falling into freezing water. Fortunately, she stumbles upon a humble establishment owned by the equally humble Oaken, who happens to have one winter outfit in stock. Just as she's about to purchase her new outfit, a rugged mountain man named Kristoff arrives and tells Oaken that the source of the harsh weather is the North Mountain. Anna deduces that Elsa is somewhere along the North Mountain, but before she can get more information, Kristoff is booted from the shop for insulting Oaken. Anna pays for Kristoff's unpaid gear to coerce the mountain man into guiding her to the North Mountain. Though reluctant at first, Kristoff eventually agrees. Anna loads up with Kristoff and his reindeer sidekick, Sven, and the trio embarks on their quest to find Elsa that same night.

Along the way, Kristoff inquires about Elsa's reasoning for covering the land in eternal winter, and Anna explains the situation with Hans. The cynical Kristoff calls Anna out, as he too finds it ridiculous that she became engaged to someone she met that same day. Before their conversation continues, however, the trio is attacked by savage wolves. Fortunately, they're able to escape the pack, but the only bit of cargo to make it out of the chaos are Sven's carrots. Kristoff's sled and most of everything in it are destroyed. Feeling guilty, Anna offers him a new sled and gear and allows him to return home if he so chooses. Knowing Anna would die on her own, Kristoff and Sven choose to stick by her side, much to Anna's relief. By the time morning hits, Kristoff starts to doubt Elsa's morality, but Anna remains confident that Elsa will end the winter. Upon entering a grove, they encounter an enchanted snowman created by Elsa. Anna is initially terrified but simmers down upon realizing that he's harmless. The snowman introduces himself as Olaf, the same snowman that Anna and Elsa built as kids. He explains that Elsa brought him to life and that he knows her whereabouts: an ice palace.

Upon arriving at the palace, Anna is stunned by the sheer beauty of Elsa's powers. Wanting alone time with her sister, Anna advises Kristoff and Olaf to wait outside before anxiously entering the palace. Inside, Anna apologizes for the coronation incident and asks Elsa to return home. Believing her people are safer without her, Elsa refuses and encourages Anna to return to Arendelle, where she can enjoy the sun and open gates. To that, Anna reveals that Arendelle is trapped in an eternal winter caused by Elsa's magic. Despite Anna's confidence that they can solve the problem together, Elsa goes into another panic attack and loses control of her powers. She accidentally strikes Anna once again, but this time, in the heart. After falling to the ground in pain, Kristoff arrives and helps her get to her feet. With neither sister realizing the danger, Anna continues with her persistence, but Elsa remains firm on her decision and orders Anna to leave for her own safety. When Anna refuses, Elsa creates a hulking snowman to remove Anna, Kristoff, and Olaf from the palace.

The snow monster (named Marshmallow by Olaf) chases the friends out and away from the palace, warning them not to come back. After reaching safety, Anna's hair begins to turn white, and Kristoff deduces the cause to be Elsa's magic. Kristoff leads the gang to the Valley of the Living Rock, to seek aid from the trolls. Kristoff's adoptive mother, Bulda, assumes Anna to be her son's girlfriend; when the two deny any romance, Bulda and the trolls try to convince them otherwise, going as far as to set up a troll wedding. Before things go any further, Anna collapses with Kristoff catching her as the curse becomes stronger. They learn from Pabbie that Anna was struck in the heart by Elsa and can only be saved by "an act of true love." Should she fail, Anna will turn to solid ice and die. Bulda believes the "act of true love" would be "a true love's kiss." Anna collapses again as more of her hair turns white. With this in mind, Kristoff helps Anna onto Sven so they can go back to Arendelle to receive a kiss from Hans. Meanwhile, Hans fears that Anna has been away for too long and might be in trouble. Under his command, a search party is set out. Though they fail to find Anna, Hans and his army are able to apprehend Elsa and take her back to Arendelle as a prisoner.

Later, Anna and her friends arrive in the kingdom. By now Anna has weakened and her condition has worsened. Kristoff leaves Anna in the care of the castle servants and accepts that she no longer needs him. Inside the castle, Anna reunites with Hans and hastily warns him of Elsa's curse. She pleads for a "true love's kiss", but Hans refuses, revealing that he never really loved Anna. While extinguishing all the warmth in the room to quicken Anna's death, Hans explains that his real desire was to marry into the throne and become king of Arendelle. Now, Hans plots to use Anna's impending death to prosecute Elsa and sentence her to execution. Anna tries to stop him, but Hans locks her inside the room and leaves her to die. Anna attempts to unlock the door but she collapses as the rest of her hair turns white. Afterward, Hans announces Anna's death at the hands of Queen Elsa. He also claims that he and Anna married just before she died in his arms, leaving Arendelle in his hands. With Hans in control of the throne, Elsa is charged with treason and sentenced to death. Before the execution can be carried out, Elsa escapes her cell. Her anxieties trigger a whiteout that encapsulates all of Arendelle and threatens to destroy the castle. Kristoff and Sven notice the storm from a distance and rush back to the kingdom to save Anna.

Back in the castle, Anna is found by Olaf, who quickly lights a fire to keep Anna alive. Olaf contemplates their next step, but a crestfallen Anna loses hope as she admits that she doesn't even know what love is. Olaf explains that love is "putting someone else's needs before yours." He uses Kristoff as an example, revealing that the mountain man is in love with Anna. Reinvigorated, Anna uses her remaining strength to escape the castle to find Kristoff, while her home is overtaken by Elsa's storm. With Olaf's help, Anna makes it into the fjord, but the curse only worsens the farther she goes. Olaf is blown away by the wind and Anna’s hands turn to ice. Not too far away, Hans confronts Elsa. He reveals that Anna died of a frozen heart despite his "efforts" to save her and places the blame on Elsa. Devastated, Elsa breaks down in tears, which ends the whiteout. No longer blinded by the blizzard, Anna and Kristoff finally spot each other. As Anna slowly makes her way towards Kristoff, she hears a sword being drawn a short distance away. In horror, she realizes that Hans is preparing to kill Elsa. After one last look at Kristoff, Anna sacrifices herself by lunging between Elsa and Hans and blocking the latter's blow just as her body freezes solid, killing her. The shockwave caused by her curse knocks Hans off his feet.

Upon seeing her sister's lifeless body, Elsa breaks down in tears. Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven arrive shortly afterward and mourn the loss of the princess, as Arendelle's onlooking populace does the same. Fortunately, Anna's sacrifice for Elsa has constituted an act of true love, thus breaking her curse and thawing her frozen heart. Anna and Elsa embrace and profess their love for each other. With help from Olaf, Elsa comes to realize that love is the key to controlling her powers. As Anna watches in amazement, Elsa frees Arendelle from its eternal winter, effectively restoring peace to the kingdom. Hans, meanwhile, regains consciousness and is shocked to find Anna alive. Anna calmly confronts him before fiercely punching him in the face and knocking him into the fjord. Anna and Elsa share another hug, and as the sisters embrace, Anna looks lovingly at Kristoff, showing that she reciprocates his romantic affections.

Following these events, Elsa reclaims her position as queen. Under her command, Hans and the Duke of Weselton are deported, while Kristoff is dubbed the "Official Arendelle Ice Master and Deliverer". Anna also buys Kristoff a new sled and presents it to him as a surprise (with help from Sven). Kristoff is delighted to the point of wanting to kiss Anna, though he quickly regrets admitting as much. Anna nevertheless accepts, and the two cement their relationship by sharing their first kiss. At the castle courtyard, Elsa permanently reopens the castle gates and invites her subjects to enjoy a newly-created ice skating rink. Anna joins in the festivities and is touched by Elsa's vow to never close the gates again. Joined by Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven, the sisters indulge in a kingdom-wide celebration honoring their reunion and a new era for Arendelle.

Other appearances[]

In Ralph Breaks the Internet, Anna is a netizen who lives and works in Oh My Disney as a cast member where she and the other Disney princesses meet and greet their fans. When Vanellope glitches into the princesses' dressing room to hide from the First Order Stormtroopers, Anna is seen talking with Elsa and Moana. When the princesses mistake Vanellope for a threat, they charge at her with various weapons; Anna is the only princess shown without a weapon, instead opting to use her fists (a reference to when she punched Hans). Vanellope explains that she is also a princess, which surprises Anna and prompts Pocahontas to ask what kind of princess she is. Anna, Mulan, Merida, and Moana are the only ones who do not ask Vanellope a question. When Jasmine asks Vanellope if she has "daddy issues", she notes that she does not have a mom, to which Anna and Elsa relate.

After declaring Vanellope an official princess they admire her "gown" and change into comfortable modern clothes. Anna wears a green flannel shirt with a black top with a graphic of a sandwich that reads "FINISH EACH OTHER'S", blue jean shorts, and black-and-white sneakers and is seen lounging next to Tiana while eating a bag of potato chips. Before Vanellope leaves, Merida tries to give her advice in an unintelligible Scottish accent which confuses Vanellope, and she asks the princesses what Merida said and they explain that they cannot understand Merida with Anna adding that she is from "the other studio".

In the climax of the film, Anna and the princesses witness Ralph about to fall to his death from the Google tower and work together to save him. Anna and Cinderella help Jaq and Gus sew two of the princesses' discarded dresses to Rapunzel's magic hair to use as parachutes. After Ralph is saved, the princesses introduce themselves as friends of Vanellope and befriend Ralph as well.

In this film, Anna still retains the platinum-blonde streak on the right side of her hair as seen at the start of the original Frozen film.

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