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Player: Michelle
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Age: 24
Current Characters: Aqua (Kingdom Hearts)


Character: Elsa
Age: 21
Canon: Frozen
Canon Point: Post-Frozen Fever

Background: Here

Personality: Queen Elsa has been told from a young age "conceal, don't feel." However, Elsa still feels--very much so. Her powers are amplified by those emotions, especially anxiety. Unfortunately, it's anxiety that Elsa feels more strongly than any emotion. Because her parents convinced her that her powers were dangerous, something to be stifled, Elsa draws a lot of shame from her abilities. It's because of this shame that she hides behind a mask of coolness, composure, and even aloofness. Elsa is, then, the calmer and quieter of the two sisters by far. At least, she tries her very best to hide her guilt and anxiety behind a mask. For the most part, it does work. Unfortunately, it results in people thinking she's unfriendly and cold.

Elsa's guilt over her nearly killing her little sister rears its head several times. She sequesters herself in her ice palace by choice, so that she does not have to worry about hurting anyone. She may think she's free, but she knows she's still shackled to her fear and guilt... which results in her retreating further into herself. However, as guilty as Elsa feels, she also feels an incredible self-preservation. She does not hesitate to hold off the men who come to take her away. Rather, she's desperate to stay, to not go with them, and she fights them off. Again, this is born mainly of her fear and anxiety: Elsa truly believes that if she's alone, she will not be a danger to anyone. Therefore, Elsa tends to run away from her problems--see: her freezing Arendelle, then turning tail and running as far away as she possibly can.

Because of her powers and her lack of control, Elsa harbors a deep, deep depression. She constantly blames herself for things that go wrong. She believes she is a danger to everyone around her, which is why she closes the door in Anna's face. Elsa pushes her away, much like everyone else, because she's so driven by fear. Her relationship with Anna suffers deeply, but it's a risk she feels she has to take in order to not hurt her sister ever, ever again. Elsa's kept her powers a secret since that day in the ballroom, when she'd struck Anna in the head and nearly killed her, and while she doesn't necessarily like it, she knows it must be done. It's not that Elsa wants to keep secrets from Anna--she has to, because her parents have told her that she must, or she may be seen as a monster.

It is mostly out of love that Elsa locks herself away, both before and after her disastrous coronation. She is very aware of how much it hurts Anna, but she would rather build a wall between them than hurt Anna again. Elsa's heart is staggeringly big and kind, and even during her coronation--though she's a nervous ball of anxiety--she tries to strike up a conversation with Anna. A way to repair their relationship, essentially. Her insecurity with herself stems from the failure to keep her powers in check and nearly killing Anna. As liberated as she is when she leaves Arendelle, that insecurity is so deeply seated that, soon, it comes back with a vengeance. It culminates in her striking Anna once more... but this time, in the heart. Elsa doesn't realize what she's done, and she pushes Anna away yet again.

As much as she tries, Elsa is far from detached: When Hans tells her that Anna died because of her, Elsa falls to her knees and sobs. She's so struck by the grief of losing her beloved little sister--the little sister she had pushed away so often--that she can't even hold herself up. The whirlwind surrounding them calms, and it's eerily still. It's a show of how intimately her emotions and her powers are linked, but more than that, this moment shows how much it kills Elsa inside to lose her sister. Her grief overpowers her anxiety, and she sobs openly. Even after she's opened the doors, Elsa still feels deeply guilty for the pain she's caused Anna--it sticks with her, and always will--so much so that she spends too much time making up years of birthdays. And she works so hard and relentlessly that she actually makes herself very, very sick. Elsa thinks Anna is more than worth it, though. After all, a cold never bothered her, anyway.

However, Elsa's anxiety does not define her completely. She still yearns for a relationship with Anna, and she desires a chance to not be shackled by her powers. At her coronation, Elsa jokes with her sister and even laughs--here, it's like nothing ever broke between them. After running from Arendelle, she shows a different side of herself, too: One that's exhilarated and revels in her abilities. This is where Elsa feels comfortable, initially; she's alone, but as she tells Anna, "Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free." Because Elsa is alone, there is no one to hurt--and she allows herself to let go. It's this time alone that brings out the Elsa she used to be: someone who smiles, who embraces who she is, who's comfortable in her own skin. It's shown even more when Elsa fixes her mistakes in Arendelle and dispels the eternal winter at the end of the movie. After she resolves the problems, Elsa is shown to be far more open. There's still traces of nervousness and anxiety, but Elsa is more genuine: She smiles and laughs, and she finally opens the doors. In Frozen Fever, she's accepted herself and her powers, and she spends the day making Anna happy. Her love for her sister is the motivator behind the special day Elsa's arranged, and it's her love for Anna that helps her to heal. She's more outgoing, and Elsa more easily talks and interacts with people. It's a stark contrast to the fearful, closed-off queen shown in the original movie.

Abilities: Elsa's major ability is her ice powers. She can do small things such as freeze water, or she can even create live, talking snowmen. She can also create large structures made entirely of ice. At her most powerful, she can create an eternal winter. However, I do not anticipate eternal winter being an issue, but if necessary, I'm more than willing to nerf her powers so that, in the event of her losing control of her powers, she doesn't curse the island.

Alignment: Thras. Elsa spends most of her childhood in a constant state of fear--of herself, for her sister and her family, and that her powers will spin out of control and result in a disaster. At the same time, Elsa does exhibit bravery: She ultimately confronts what she's done and has the courage to fix it and open up the castle doors.

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