|Prince Hans of the Southern Isles|
|Title||Hans, Prince Hans, Prince Hans of the Southern Isles, Prince Hans Westerguard of the Southern Isles|
|Family||12 Unnamed Older Brothers|
|Enemies||Princess Anna, Queen Elsa, Kristoff, Marshmallow|
- "Oh Anna, if only there was someone out there who loved you."
- —Prince Hans of the Southern Isles
Prince Hans Westerguard of the Southern Isles is the main antagonist in Disney's 2013 animated feature film Frozen.
Hans is handsome, slender and generally good looking. Whilst he is well built, he is not as broad-shouldered nor as muscular as Kristoff. Like almost every character in the film he has fair skin and a light dusting of freckles across his nose. He also has auburn hair, sideburns and green "dreamy" eyes. Throughout the film he wears navy blue trousers, black boots, a magenta tie, blue shirt, indigo vest, and a light gray-and-black jacket.
During the day and night of the coronation, Hans dons a lighter version of his formal wear. It is cream jacket with a yellow undershirt and red sash, with black boots, red and golden designs and patterns, and a matching cream ascot. This lighter coloured suit reflects Anna’s warmer coloured clothing in turn.
After he takes control of the kingdom, to protect himself from the winter, Hans is given a cloak resembling the castle guards' uniforms. It's a dull, gray cloak with wavy patterns and a purple interior. In Elsa's palace, however, it appeared to have more of a green shade. It also has a more villainous vibe.
Cold, conniving and quick, Hans is a devilish prince with a hunger for admiration, power, obedience and honor. Being the youngest sibling of thirteen princes, Hans spent a portion of his life being ignored and treated unfairly, something he reveals to Anna during their first night together. This abuse likely led to Hans' villainous transformation over time. Though he appears to be noble to the fullest extent, Hans is merely a master manipulator, caring nothing for anyone other than himself. Through his charm and charisma alone, he is able to fool both Anna and Elsa as well as the entire kingdom of Arendelle and its visiting royals, providing excellent proof of his dangerous power over manipulation. Like many villains, Hans is very power-hungry, willingly visiting Arendelle to murder Elsa and rule the kingdom via marrying Anna, revealing his only desire is to become king, and ridding anyone necessary in any way he can for his quest for power, making him amongst Disney's most wicked villains. However, his manipulation and facade can be at times too perfect, which can be his greatest flaw for his overly-benevolent impersonation during his first meeting is a road to questioning of his motivation, as Elsa and Kristoff do not as easily fall like Anna does, for his seemingly amiable personality the first time.
He appears to be rather arrogant as well, chuckling and smirking to himself whilst revealing his dark plans to Anna, as she is freezing to death right before his eyes. It is clear Hans' goal to rule as king was likely to gain the love and admiration he never had, after being left in his brothers' shadows over the many years. Confirmation of this is seen during Hans' betrayal, where he tells Anna he'll be the hero that saves Arendelle from destruction once Elsa's slain, showing excitement for the oncoming praise. He is also very abusive, though verbally more so than physically, as he constantly torments Anna and Elsa merely through his words after his dark side is revealed. Examples of this can be seen when he and Anna are in the parlor, and the prince constantly taunts the dying princess, as well as in the fjord during the confrontation with Elsa, as Hans decides to further Elsa's eternal suffering by telling her Anna has died, wanting to add that much harm to her before his attempt to kill her.
Hans' most powerful trait is quite possibly his vast intelligence and incredible ability to lie. He's proven to be quick thinking, resourceful, and extremely diligent, being able to fool the entire kingdom without fail, even the Duke of Weselton, whom Hans holds a disliking to that only seemed to increase throughout the film. However, unlike many Disney villains, Hans constantly has to change his plot accordingly with the shifting events that takes place in the film, without letting loose his villainous nature. All of this is particularly due to Elsa and her newly revealed magical nature, who was his first target for his plan, but had to switch to Anna when he heard of her desire to keep her distance from people, unaware of her powers over winter. Such as Elsa's deadly curse upon Anna leaving Hans with the option of taking over the kingdom without marrying Anna, as well as after Elsa's self-imposed exile after her powers were revealed, where he decides to kill her openly to seem like a hero in the eyes of Arendelle's citizens, gaining their trust and admiration for saving their kingdom.
Makers of the original film claim to have based him after the Evil Mirror from the original story Frozen was based on, The Snow Queen. The possibility of this is supported by the observation that Hans, when interacting with other people, adapts aspects of that persons personality into his own. He's effectively mirroring them, making him seem more approachable to different types of people, making it easy to manipulate them. When interacting with Anna he's playful, kind, and maintains a positive attitude. When interacting with Elsa he's noble, generous, patient, and soft spoken. When interacting with the Duke of Weselton he's demanding, rude, and harsh.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Hans has displayed mastery of social manipulation, able to charm and adapt to others to where even the audience was unable to see past his facade until he revealed it to Anna near the end. It is fair to say Hans would probably look relatively weak next to Kristoff, though he is definitely physically formidable as he was able to single-handedly defeat the hulking Marshmallow. He is well-versed in physical combat and has tremendous sword fighting skills.
Though he does not carry a sword with him casually, it is clear that he is capable of using a broadsword when he needs it.
Role in the CrossoverEdit
Like in the film, Hans is portrayed as the sweet, charismatic person that people could trust, only to turn out to be an antagonist later in the story. Because of his dark personality, Pitch would see great potential in using him as a pawn, picking at his insecurities as the youngest of thirteen and his desire for authority to progress his own agenda.
The Big Four Edit
Though not right away, Hiccup's skills at understanding subtle communication would set off a few alarms in Hiccup, causing him to notice that something was off immediately. However, he would be so wrapped up in the situation at hand that he would not act upon his assumptions until they were proven to be true and as a threat. Hans would do what he could to not upset Hiccup (as he is usually seen with his dragon Toothless) and would try to find a method of disposing him.
Hans may not be able to see Jack as he is likley raised to be a eductated no-nonsense young man taught to grow out the childhood fantasies unlike Anna. This willmott likely frustrate Jack but he will be too caught up in his own childish actives to even bother to notice anything is up. His invisibility may become an advantage for overhearing Hans talking about his evil plans. In Frozen Tangled Guardians as another semi-humorless royal, Jack would not pay him much mind until he sees how upset the reveal of his and Anna's engagement makes Elsa. However, Jack would be the first to despise Hans, immediately becoming suspicious of the "Prince Charming" that swoops in out of nowhere with a wink and a smile, charming his wife and intentions of taking his daughter away from him. It would only be more frustrating, considering that he would be unable to tell him off to his face and would only settle on enacting his usual antics on the Prince.
As a royal, Hans does whatever he can to stay on Merida's good side and reign in close to her. However, Merida would not be like any other princess Hans has ever encountered and would have a hard time keeping up with her. As the young, independent woman that she is presented as, Merida would not fall for him as easily as most others and would do what she can to avoid him. When his true colors are revealed, she will not hesitate to pull out any weapon she has on her and use it with excessive force. They are known as Herida.
As princess of a properous kingdom, Hans would use a similar degree of charm and optimism he uses on Anna to woo Rapunzel, either to get her on his side or (if Anna is not present in the story) charm her to take the throne. This will be harder than he thinks however, as Eugene (or whoever else she is paired up with) will try to stop him out of concern and/or jealousy. In Frozen Tangled Guardians, Rapunzel would be amused and charmed by the prince and her daughter's "puppy-love" with him, but would otherwise not approve of a marriage as early as they intend. Aside from that, she would spend most of her energy keeping Jack from venting his paternal-instincts onto Hans. By the end however, she would be the first (second only to Anna) to bash him upside the head with a frying pan. They are known as Hansel.
Extra Characters Edit
As a princess of a kingdom, He would use charm to woo her, like he does in Frozen. Instead of using her he would actually fall for her and end up kissing her to safe her life, which only true love can thaw a frozen heart. They are also known as Hanna.
While meeting Anna, he would probably notice Elsa at the party and try to woo her instead. He would have to be careful because of her ice powers, but she'll warm up to him when she meets him in her ice castle. They are known as Helsa.
He would probably meet Elsa during her Corination and see Rapunzel and try to woo her, but gets regected and it is insterested in Eugene instead. That are known as Eugans.