Frozen may have been released more than six years ago, but fans are still holding a grudge against the villainous Prince Hans.
In case you needed reminding, Hans broke Anna’s heart and generated gasps worldwide when he pulled away from Anna just as he was about to save her with true love’s kiss.
But have we been misreading him all along? Could there be another villain that we’re missing who would vindicate him?
A new theory on Reddit points the finger for Hans’s betrayal solely at… the trolls.
When Kristoff takes Anna to the trolls so that they can save her, they make it clear that she’s the perfect match for Kristoff. They even sing ‘Fixer Upper’ about it to try and persuade Anna that Kristoff is the one.
But when he tells them, during the song, that Anna is engaged to someone else, the trolls sing: “So she’s a bit of a fixer upper, her brain’s a bit betwixt. Get the fiancé out of the way and the whole thing will be fixed.”
They’re so fixated on Kristoff getting his happy ending with Anna that the trolls put a spell on Hans to make him act horrible towards her.
Or so the theory states.
We’re not convinced, but in Disney songs, generally villains can’t hide their true intentions. They don’t often lie – at least not completely – and Hans in his song, ‘Love Is An Open Door’, is completely sincere about Anna.
The dastardly trolls on the other hand openly admit that they want to get the “fiancé out of the way”, so clearly they’ve got a target on Hans. The poor guy didn’t even stand a chance.
Fast forward to Frozen 2 and the trolls, specifically Grand Pabbie, are the ones telling Elsa and Anna that they need to investigate Arendelle’s past to save it.
If it weren’t for Elsa’s quick actions, this investigation would have led to Arendelle being destroyed forever. Did the trolls know the dark ending that awaited if the sisters investigated? Of course they did, because they are PURE EVIL.