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Hans
Background information
Feature films Frozen
Big Hero 6
(cameo)
Frozen II (cameo)
Chipmunks and the Chipettes Join the Disney Family
Television programs Once Upon a Time
Video games Frozen: Free Fall
Disney Enchanted Tales
Disney Magic Kingdoms
Disney Tsum Tsum
Kingdom Hearts III
(cameo)
Disney Emoji Blitz
Disney Star Smash
Disney Speedstorm
Park attractions World of Color
Disney Dreams!
Fantasmic!
Frozen: Live at the Hyperion
Ignite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators Lino DiSalvo
Voice Santino Fontana
Performance model
Designer
Inspiration
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Classy, intelligent, observant, chivalrous, traitorous, power-hungry, arrogant, manipulative, murderous, conniving, sadistic, cold-hearted, cruel, ruthless
Appearance Slender, handsome, fair skin, light freckles, auburn hair, sideburns, green eyes, blue shirt, magenta tie, light gray jacket with black patches, white gloves, navy pants, black boots
Birthday
Occupation Prince of The Southern Isles
Prince of Arendelle (briefly)
Affiliations
Goal To become king of Arendelle (failed)
Home Southern Isles
Relatives Twelve older brothers
Pets Sitron (horse)
Allies Duke of Weselton, Royal Guards (formerly), Erik and Francis
Minions
Enemies Anna, Elsa, Marshmallow, Royal Guards, Alvin, Simon, Theodore
Likes Power, admiration
Dislikes Disrespect and being ignored, Anna and Elsa, Dave Seville
Powers and abilities
Weapons Sword
Fate Sent back to the Southern Isles to receive a punishment from his brothers
Quote "Prince Hans of the Southern Isles."
"Oh, Anna... If only there was someone out there who loved you."


"I've been searching my whole life to find my own place."
―Hans

Prince Hans of the Southern Isles is the main antagonist of Disney's 2013 animated feature film Frozen. As the 13th-born prince of the Southern Isles, Hans was burdened with the inability to ascend his family’s throne. Desperate for power and recognition, he sought to marry Princess Anna of Arendelle with the purpose of usurping the throne of Queen Elsa and taking over as king, & he was the enimie of Alvin & the Chipmunks.

Hans is loosely based on the Devil Troll Mirror from the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Snow Queen, while also subverting the "Prince Charming" archetype that is common in fairytales with his villainous nature.

Background[]

Hans is a prince from the Southern Isles, a neighboring kingdom of Arendelle. He is the youngest of thirteen royal siblings, and was neglected because of this. Knowing he would not live to rule the throne of the Southern Isles, Hans concocted a scheme to marry into monarchy. And when Arendelle is set to have a coronation, he jumps at the opportunity. However, since the to-be queen is far too collected to woo, he instead goes for her younger sister, Anna, planning to murder Queen Elsa after their marriage, thus becoming king (with Anna as his consort).

Official description[]

"Hans is a handsome royal from a neighboring kingdom who comes to Arendelle for Elsa's coronation. With 12 older brothers, Hans grew up feeling practically invisible—and Anna can relate. Hans is smart, observant and chivalrous. Unlike Elsa, Hans promises he'll never shut Anna out; he just might be the connection she's been waiting for all these years."

Personality[]

"You're gorgeous"
―Anna's first impression on Hans
"The only frozen heart around here is yours."
―Anna's last impression on Hans

Cold, conniving, and cruel, Hans is a devilish prince with a hunger for power. 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, 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 completely power-hungry, willingly visiting Arendelle to murder Elsa and rule the kingdom via marrying Anna, revealing his only desire is to become king, ridding anyone necessary in any way he can for his quest for power, making him among 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. 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.

Much like Scar in The Lion King, Hans' most powerful trait is quite possibly his vast intelligence. 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.

Appearances[]

Frozen[]

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Hans and Anna's first meeting at the docks.

Hans is first seen arriving in Arendelle on his horse, Sitron, accidentally running into Anna on the day of Queen Elsa's coronation. Using grace and charm, Hans immediately woos the lovesick princess. Their little flirtation is cut to a close when the bells for the queen's coronation are rung. Hans attends the ceremony, waving to Anna as he watches the crowning. Later on, Hans appears at the celebration party, inviting Anna for a romantic waltz. The dance eventually leads to an entire date, with the entire night of the young couple being spent bonding. By the end of their tour throughout the kingdom, Hans works up the courage to propose, with Anna agreeing in a heartbeat.

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Hans and Anna "bonding".

The two head back to the royal throne room to ask for Queen Elsa's blessing, to which Elsa coldly refuses, denying Anna marrying someone she just met, ending the party and ordering Hans and everyone else to leave. Heartbroken, Anna confronts her sister, but this causes the queen's powers over ice and snow to be revealed. The Duke of Weselton, one of the neighboring royals, immediately declares Elsa a monster, and orders his men to capture her. Elsa flees, accidentally causing an eternal winter over Arendelle, having Anna and Hans chase after her until she is out of reach. Hans asks Anna if she had known of Elsa's mysterious abilities, to which the princess denies. In order to save the land, Anna volunteers to go after Elsa, leaving Hans in charge to rule during her absence. Sometime later, however, Hans and the royal guards hand out cloaks and catering to the freezing citizens of Arendelle, which angers the Duke. Scolding Hans, the Duke openly expresses his suspicion over Anna and Elsa, believing their conspiring together. Hans immediately snaps and threatens to punish the Duke for treason if he doesn't silence himself. Just then, Anna's horse returns without the royal rider, making Hans believes Anna is in danger. With the royal guards and the Duke's men, Hans leads a rescue mission for Anna and a hunt for Elsa. Unbeknownst to the kingdom, this gives Hans the perfect chance to kill Elsa for a seemingly heroic reason, bringing him one step closer to ruling the kingdom.

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Hans battles the fearsome Marshmallow.

The army arrives at Elsa's ice castle before long, and are immediately attacked by Elsa's giant snowman bodyguard, Marshmallow. Hans and his army battle the beast, though he proves to be nearly invincible. Fortunately for the prince, he is able to get a clear shot and slices Marshmallow's leg clean off, having the creature stumble off a cliff to his apparent death. With him out of the way, Hans and the others rush inside to find Anna, but she is nowhere in sight. Instead, they find Elsa merely seconds away from killing the Duke's two guards. Hans is able to stop her, freeing the two thugs. However, one of the thugs attempts to strike her with their arrow, but Hans interferes and purposely causes the arrow to shoot upward to Elsa's massive chandelier, hoping the impact would kill her while making it seem like an accident. The chandelier comes crashing down, but it only manages to knock Elsa unconscious. Captured, Elsa is imprisoned in Arendelle's dungeon. With the winter curse getting out of hand, Hans knows he must find a way to save his kingdom, and decides to pay Elsa a visit, asking her to put an end to the winter. However, Elsa confesses she does not know how and asks to be released. Hans claims he will do what he can and returns to the Duke of Weselton and the other dignitaries in the parlor who are in the process of finding a solution to freedom.

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Hans reveals his true nature.

He decides he must go back out to find Anna, still needing her marriage in order to steal the throne, but one of the dignitaries explains that he needs to stay put, as he is all Arendelle has left. With this in mind, Hans learns it will be unnecessary to return into the blizzard, as the kingdom is practically his, as long as Anna never returns. Just then, Anna suddenly returns and desperately begs Hans for a kiss. The two are given privacy, and Anna explains that during her journey, Elsa froze her heart, and only an act of true love can save her from freezing to death. Hans smirks and rejects Anna, immediately pulling away from their failed kiss and closing the shades of the room, as well as putting out the fire in attempt to quicken her death. Confused, Anna tries to understand what's going on, but Hans simply explains his entire plot to marry Anna, kill Elsa, and become king of Arendelle through marriage. Anna tries to stop him, but she is far too weak. The evil prince then leaves her to die, locking the door and trapping her within to prevent others from finding her. Hans then returns to the Duke and the other dignitaries, appearing to be terribly distraught as he does. He tells them Anna was killed by Elsa, and that their vows were said just before she died in his arms, thus making him king of Arendelle.

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Hans readying Elsa's killing strike.

Unfortunately, the story is fully believed, and Hans sentences the Snow Queen to death for high treason. Meanwhile, through her magic, Elsa manages to escape her prison and tries to retreat to her ice palace. Hans follows her into the frozen fjord to finish her off, knowing that with Elsa dead, her winter will be over, and summer will be restored and he will be be praised a hero along with his newfound rule over Arendelle. Elsa pleads for mercy, still believing Hans to be a benevolent prince. She asks the dark prince to take care of her sister for him, to which Hans responds by telling the Snow Queen that Anna was killed due to her icy curse piercing her heart. Elsa breaks down in tears, and whilst she's distracted by her own sorrow, Hans pulls out his sword and prepares to murder Elsa via decapitation.

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Hans being jailed for his crimes

Before he is able to murder her, Anna arrives and blocks her sister from the sword, completely freezing to death just before Hans' sword strikes her and shatters. The forceful blast caused by Anna's freezing knocks out the evil prince, rendering him unconscious. When he awakens, he finds Arendelle thawed and peace restored. Anna immediately confronts him and punches him off the ship they are aboard out of pure fury. Hans is then imprisoned on a ship heading back to the Southern Isles and banished from Arendelle forever. According to a dignitary, Hans is set to receive a punishment from his older brothers.

Frozen Fever[]

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Hans shoveling horse manure as punishment.

Hans makes a brief appearance near the end of the short. Part of his punishment is revealed to be working at the royal stables of the Southern Isles, shoveling manure.

When Elsa sneezes into an oversized bukkehorn, a giant snowball is launched from Arendelle, all the way to the Southern Isles, where it nails Hans right into a cart of manure, burying and humiliating him as the horses take notice of this and laugh at him, much to his annoyance.

Frozen II[]

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Elsa shattering the ice figure of Hans in Ahtohallan.

Hans is mentioned and alluded to several times. His actions (more specifically, his crimes against Anna) are the subject of ridicule by the other characters. During a game of charades, Anna acts out the role of a villain, prompting Olaf to guess "Hans". This leads to rounds of insults by Olaf, Elsa, and Kristoff at the prince's expense.

Later, Anna recounts having to save Elsa from Hans while trying to convince Elsa not to go alone on the journey into the Enchanted Forest, during which she refers to him as her "ex-boyfriend". Later, when meeting the Northuldra, Olaf introduces the group by recounting the events of the first Frozen, including the part where Hans betrays Anna. This comes as a great shock to Lieutenant Mattias.

Finally, when Elsa is traversing Ahtohallan, snowy manifestations of figures from her, her friends, and her family's pasts appear. Upon seeing Hans' depiction, Elsa, still having hatred towards him due to his previous actions against her and Anna, gives a look of disgust and uses her powers to crumble the figure out of spite.

Other appearances[]

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Hans' statue in Big Hero 6.

Hans makes two cameo appearances in the 2014 animated feature film Big Hero 6. He is first seen on a "Wanted" poster at the San Fransokyo police station, behind the desk of Sergeant Gerson. Later on, a statue of Hans is briefly seen in the garden of Fred's mansion, which is eventually destroyed by Baymax during a testing session for his rocket fists.

An emoticon version of Hans appeared in the Frozen and Frozen Fever entries of the As Told by Emoji short series. During the curtain call for the former, he appeared alongside the rest of the cast, but in chains. In the latter, he had a humiliating cameo after the credits.

In Once Upon a Studio, Hans was about to jump out of his animation cel when Elsa froze him (mostly likely worried about seeing Hans after attempting to kill them). Hans later somehow thawed out and joined in on the group photo.

Printed media[]

Conceal, Don't Feel (A Twisted Tale)[]

In an alternate take on events where all knowledge of Anna had to be erased to protect her from an unintended curse, Hans is shown explicitly collaborating with the Duke of Weselton as part of a plan to inveigle himself in Elsa's life in hopes of becoming her king. However, while Elsa considers him a good friend (which could possibly become more) she doesn't feel like she is ready to consider marriage at this time. As in the film, Hans eventually attempts to stage a coup when Elsa loses control of her powers after finding Anna, but he never manages to establish a relationship with her as Anna is more focused on finding the now-missing princess, even before she learns of her true relationship to Elsa. As in canon, Hans's true agenda is eventually exposed and Elsa sends him back to the southern isles to face judgment by his brothers for his actions.

Live-action appearances[]

Once Upon a Time[]

Hans is portrayed by Tyler Jacob Moore. He first appears in the episode "Rocky Road". The portrayal of Hans being in collaboration with his brothers in his plots differs greatly from his implied standing with his family in the film, though they still mock him as the youngest. Hans is also more sadistic and cruel, sincerely considering Elsa as a "monster" and a "freak" and even taunts Anna of possibly suffering death under the same circumstances as her mother.

In a time frame set two years after the events equivalent to the events of Frozen and one year before the first Dark Curse within the general Once timeline, he is first mentioned by Elsa when she warned Anna about leaving Arendelle vulnerable to Hans and his twelve brothers, who are waiting and plotting to take over the kingdom as revenge for his previous defeat.

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Hans in Once Upon a Time.

Sometime after Anna left for Mist Haven (the Enchanted Forest), in her quest to find out the mystery of their parents' tragic voyage, Hans and his army, which consists of his twelve older brothers, had set up camp in the Southern Mountains on their way to Arendelle. His brothers still belittle him for being the lowest in line, and they add insult to the injury by bringing up his failed attempt to seize Arendelle's throne during his previous encounter there. He lashes back, stating that he wasn't prepared the last time, but he found something that will help him. Unbeknownst to all of them, Anna's fiancé Kristoff was spying on them and discovered their plan: they will use a mysterious urn located in a cave within the North Valley that's capable of trapping people with magical powers, such as Elsa, then take Arendelle once she's out of the way. Though Elsa and Kristoff beat Hans to the powerful urn, he and three volunteering brothers managed to catch up.

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After Hans releases Ingrid, she freezes him.

Even though they managed to dispatch his brothers, Hans holds Kristoff at sword point. He demands Elsa to either give him the urn or Kristoff will die. Unable to let Kristoff be killed, Elsa ultimately gives Hans the urn while pleading for her future brother-in-law to find Anna and save the kingdom. After Hans obtains the urn and showing off his success to his brothers, he uncaps its lid and pours out a white liquid substance. As it was heading towards Elsa to likely trap her, Hans gloated his supposed victory, coldly stating in a smug tone that her kingdom will be glad to have a real ruler instead of a monster like her. Just as the liquid substance is about to latch onto Elsa, it suddenly changes direction and morphs into a woman, Ingrid the Snow Queen. Offended by his earlier insult, she then freezes Hans into an ice statue as punishment for his cruelty, leaving his shocked brothers to flee.

Later, Ingrid brings both the urn and Hans' frozen body back to the castle and place them in a wardrobe in her old room, where Elsa and Anna, who had returned from the Enchanted Forest and was imprisoned by the Snow Queen, would eventually find them. Shocked at the sight of her ex-fiancé, Anna goes onto the defensive before realizing he's frozen. Elsa calmly comments Hans' condition is the one good thing their crafty aunt's done after her freedom before moving on with their plan to retrap her.

Thirty years later, when Ingrid is in Storybrooke finally casting her Spell of Shattered Sight on its inhabitants, Hans had thawed out and managed to claim Arendelle as his kingdom. He and his brothers barged in on Anna and Kristoff, who were discussing a plan to save Elsa from Rumplestiltskin. Feigning the notion that Anna had overthrown her sister, Hans decided to have her and Kristoff arrested for treason. After claiming that the freezing of Arendelle is Elsa's doing, Anna objected that Elsa wasn't responsible, as Ingrid had done. Hans claims to doubt, likely not caring as her sister and aunt both have ice magic. Before he can have the couple taken away, Anna and Kristoff fight their way out and escape. In an effort to catch them, Hans buys Blackbeard's compliance with gold to corner Anna and Kristoff. The plan works when after the deal is struck, Hans and his brothers suddenly appear and trap Anna and Kristoff. Later, Hans takes the couple to a spot out at sea known as Poseidon's Boneyard, the exact spot where the ship that once carried Anna and Elsa's parents went down. He coldly remarks that it's fitting that Anna will die in the same place under the same circumstances as her mother did, wishing they'd never helped Elsa. After having Kristoff and Anna placed in a trunk to prevent any possible rescue by a mermaid, and annoyed by her panicking hysterically when he tells them how much time has passed since Elsa is still trapped in the urn, Hans and Blackbeard have the two tossed overboard.

Later, Elsa, Anna, and Kristoff return to Arendelle via a magic portal from the Sorcerer's Storybrooke mansion and dethrone Hans off-screen, Anna punching him again, this time in the eye while doing so. It's unknown if Hans was either exiled from the kingdom or imprisoned.

Video games[]

Disney Magic Kingdoms[]

Hans appears in the mobile app game, as a limited-time character released with the Frozen Event Update on December 7th 2016. Upon arriving in the kingdom, Hans openly plots to use his charm to take over and become king. Due to the presence of the wiser Anna and Elsa, however, he does not get very far with his schemes.

Kingdom Hearts III[]

Hans appears in the game in a non-speaking role and as a minor antagonist in his homeworld of "Arendelle". As before, he conducts a raid on Elsa's palace and brings Elsa back to Arendelle to stop the eternal winter when in reality he plots of murdering her to seize the throne for himself. However, this time around, his ambitions have corrupted his heart that he blatantly displays an aura of darkness emanating from his body which Donald was the first to notice enabling Sora to detect his evil intentions.

After he is knocked down by the shock wave of his sword striking the frozen Anna, Hans fully succumbs to the darkness and transports Sora, Donald, Goofy and Marshmallow to a shadowy realm, in which a wolf-like Heartless named Sköll manifests from Hans as a boss fight. Hans isn't seen again after Sora slayed his Heartless, suggesting he died.

Musical[]

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John Riddle as Hans in the Frozen musical.

John Riddle originated the role of Hans in the Frozen musical. His role is essentially the same, serving as the antagonist with a goal to marry Anna and take over Arendelle as king. The motivation for some of his actions were made clear in the stage show, while they were only implied in the film. For example, when asked why he continuously defends Elsa, Hans declares that it is because of his relationship with Anna.

Hans is given a solo song with two reprises, "Hans of the Southern Isles", which explains some of his background. He first performs the song when he meets Anna, using it to gain her trust by proclaiming he is someone "even more embarrassing to be" than the insecure princess. The first reprise happens after Hans has been left in charge of Arendelle; he uses the song to gain the townsfolk's trust, and claims that he and Anna will lead them back to summer should Elsa turn out to truly be a monster. The final reprise is briefly performed when Hans betrays Anna.

In the moments leading into "Love is an Open Door", Hans claims that he wants to start a family. During the song itself, he and Anna share a legitimate kiss, something that doesn't occur at any point during the film.

Disney Parks[]

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Hans posing for a photo in Tokyo Disneyland.

If asked about Hans during meet-and-greets, Anna and Elsa mention that he is still in the Southern Isles, receiving his punishment (or more safely, an "informal chat") from his 12 brothers about his actions. When asked half-jokingly if she or her sister would ever be willing to give him another chance, Elsa has replied in the same less-than-serious manner with "maybe".

Disneyland[]

In the 2014 rendition of World of Color: Winter Dreams at Disney California Adventure, Hans appears alongside Anna, performing "Love is an Open Door", as well as the 2015 rendition of the show, as part of the montage celebrating villains.

Hans also plays a prominent role in the Frozen: Live at the Hyperion stage show.

In 2021, Hans made his North American debut as a walkaround character in Disneyland, greeting guests during the Merriest Nites holiday event.

Walt Disney World[]

While not appearing in the attraction itself, a news page featured in the queue of Frozen Ever After references Hans and refers to him to as the "disgraced" son of the King of the Southern Isles.[1]

Tokyo Disney Resort[]

In January 2016, Hans made his official debut at the Disney theme parks in Anna and Elsa's Frozen Fantasy parade at Tokyo Disneyland, appearing on the final float, accompanying Marshmallow. He dons his coronation outfit, while his float resembles that of an icy prison.

Disneyland Paris[]

In France, Hans also appears in the Disneyland Paris show Disney Dreams!.

Shanghai Disneyland[]

Hans makes a brief appearance during the performance of the "For the First Time in Forever" reprise in Ignite the Dream; in during which, he is seen pursuing and nearly killing Elsa, only to be foiled by Anna.

Relationships[]

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Trivia[]

  • It is quite possible that Hans was named after Hans Christian Andersen, the writer of the fairy tales The Snow Queen (on which Frozen is loosely based), and The Little Mermaid (his most famous book, of which Disney has done a film adaptation). This can be considered ironic, as Hans is the main antagonist of the film.
  • The name Hans is used in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, the same places that The Southern Isles might be located.
  • Hans' voice actor, Santino Fontana, originally auditioned for the role of Kristoff, but was eventually given Hans instead once the film changed.
  • Hans is the third Disney Princess villain that wasn't killed, the first two being Lady Tremaine and Governor Ratcliffe.
  • All of Hans' voice recordings were completed in a matter of five days.
  • Hans is essentially the complete opposite of many of the heroic characters in Frozen:
    • Anna, for while both were shut out for many years, she actually wants to reconnect with her sister and would do anything to reconnect with her. Hans, on the other hand, only wanted to get more attention than his 12 brothers and as such would do anything to be on top, even if it means murder and forced marriage.
    • Elsa, for while she shuts Anna out, she does that to protect her. Hans, on the other hand, while he would never shut Anna out, he only does that so that he would get to the throne.
      • On another thought, it is interesting to note that both Hans and Elsa wear gloves the majority of the movie. Both use them to "conceal" their true selves - Elsa wears hers at the beginning to hide her powers, and Hans wears thorughout the whole movie up until his big reveal at the fireplace.
      • It's also interesting to note that both Hans and Elsa are associated with 13, which is considered an unlucky number, but with a different twist - Elsa, despite being the 13th Princess, remains good and caring; whereas Hans, being the 13th child in his family, turns out to be selfish and cruel.
    • Kristoff, for while very gruff and tough on the outside, he's actually kind-hearted and selfless on the inside. Hans, on the other hand, while being kind and friendly on the outside, but is actually cruel and ruthless on the inside.
    • Olaf, for while he represents the love between Elsa and Anna, Hans represents the breaking of Elsa and Anna's bond.
  • Hans is rather a unique Disney villain in many ways. Usually, when a villain is introduced into a film, the audience gets the idea that this character is not to be trusted, but some protagonists trust them, however (i.e. Simba, because Scar is his uncle). But with Hans, not only is Anna fooled by him, but the audience as well. This makes Hans one of the sneakiest and most sinister Disney villains.
  • Hans' duet with Anna, "Love is an Open Door", actually holds a few dark meanings on Hans' side of the song. The lines "I've been searching my whole life to find my own place" and "Love is an open door" secretly representing Hans' quest to dominate a kingdom, and doing so through false romance with Anna, who is his door to power.
  • Hans bears a slight resemblance to Flynn Rider from Tangled.
  • However, he also resembles the Stabbington Brothers as with Cedric the Sorcerer, giving away his villainous nature.
  • Hans says a similar thing as Rapunzel when he calms a horse. Rapunzel says "Easy, easy boy" to Maximus when she calms him. Hans says the same thing when Anna's horse returns without Anna.
  • There is a hint to Hans' villainy during the film, most notably during Elsa's capture. If one looks closely, it can be seen that Hans re-aims the crossbow to fire at the chandelier and shoots it himself, not merely intervening to stop it.
  • According to Jennifer Lee, Hans is around 23 years old.
  • In a cut draft of the film, after Hans' sword was destroyed by Anna's frozen body, the prince was still going to attack the sisters in a lasting attempt to kill them, only to be stopped by Kristoff.
  • Hans appears to be the ultimate subversion of the heroic prince, he poses as being benevolent, but is really evil. Hans himself also notes of this during his betrayal, and uses it to his advantage.
  • While Kristoff is aware of Hans and even wants to confront him for his heinous deeds, Hans does not truly communicate with him.
  • Hans is one of the few villains who does not fight with a Disney Prince, since he does not have a climatic hero-versus-villain fight with Kristoff.
  • Hans is one of the few villains who does not have a sidekick.
  • Hans is the third Disney evil prince: Prince John from Robin Hood the first Mor'du from Brave the second. And the second Disney computer animated evil prince since Mor'du from Brave.


Frozen
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Film: Frozen

Video games: Olaf's Quest | Frozen: Free Fall | Disney INFINITY

Books: Frozen: The Essential Guide | The Art of Frozen | Frozen (Big Golden Book) | Frozen (Little Golden Book) | A Sister More Like Me | Big Snowman, Little Snowman | Anna’s Act of Love/Elsa’s Icy Magic

Attractions: World of Color | Disney Dreams! | Celebrate the Magic

Characters: Anna | Elsa the Snow Queen | Kristoff | Hans | Olaf | Sven | The Duke of Weselton | Pabbie | Trolls | Bulda | Cliff | Marshmallow | Oaken | Sitron | Wolves | The Duke of Weselton's Thugs | The King and Queen of Arendelle | Kai and Gerda | The Dignitaries

Locations: Arendelle | Elsa's Ice Castle | The Southern Isles | Weselton | Arendelle Castle | Valley of the Living Rock | Arendelle Chapel

Songs: Vuelie | Frozen Heart | Do You Want to Build a Snowman? | For the First Time in Forever + (Reprise) | Love is an Open Door | Let it Go | Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People | In Summer | Fixer Upper | Love Can't Be Denied | We Know Better | More Than Just The Spare | Life’s Too Short | Spring Pageant | You're You | Reindeer(s) Remix | Life's Too Short (Reprise)

Other: Frozen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

  1. Hans' cameo in Frozen Ever After
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