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I've just surpassed 50 posts on my page. Many of those posts consisted of theories, usually consisting of Pixar theories, Harry Potter theories, and Back to the Future theories. I've only done one Disney theory, which you can read here.

The theory states that Frozen, Tangled, and The Little Mermaid all took place in the same universe, with the ship in which Anna and Elsa's parents died being the same one that Ariel and Flounder swum around at the beginning of The Little Mermaid and some more facts supporting it.

But I recently posted a theory from The Film Theorists, and I'm going to post another one now. This is basically an evolved version of my previous Disney theory and I hope you guys like it.

So this theory says that Anna and Elsa weren't actually sisters.

Let's take a look at the family in Frozen.

There's something in that picture that's annoyingly different. Look at their hair. The King and Anna have red hair, the Queen has brown hair, and Elsa has silver blonde hair. What kind of genetics is this?!

Now, let's take a look at another Disney princess: Rapunzel.

She also has blonde hair.

This theory will be suggesting that Anna and Elsa were not sisters in Frozen. But instead, Rapunzel and Elsa.

Okay, so first things first. Rapunzel and Elsa both have blonde hair. Secondly, we want the King and Queen of Arendelle (Anna and Elsa's parents), so according to the Disney Wiki, their names are Agnarr and Iduna.

Agnarr and Iduna are quickly killed off at the beginning of the film (just like every other Disney character's parents). Their ship sinks into the bottom of the ocean while they are traveling to a wedding. The wedding wasn't just any wedding. That wedding was the wedding of Rapunzel and Flynn.

Arendelle is a hybrid of Arendal and Bergen, Norway. Tangled takes place in Corona, Germany. Germany is about a TWO-WEEK trip across the North Sea from Norway.

Also, in Tangled, we see Rapunzel and Flynn getting married, probably one or two weeks before their official wedding. At this time, Agnarr and Iduna are probably on their way to their wedding. They don't make it and we later see that the main events of Frozen take place three years after Agnarr and Iduna's deaths and also three years after Rapunzel and Flynn's wedding.

Here's another connection. Tangled was released on November 24, 2010 and Frozen was released on November 27, 2013. Almost exactly three years apart. And how about one more connection?

Rapunzel is 18 years old in Tangled and the main events of Frozen take place three years after Tangled. In Frozen, Elsa is 21. 18 + 3 = 21, and that means Elsa and Rapunzel are the same age, because 21 - 3 = 18, so Elsa was also 18 during Tangled.

Well, now you know simple math.

They would both be the same age, which means that Elsa and Rapunzel are fraternal twins. TWINS.

Now, you also know that Rapunzel and Elsa have the same color hair because genetics. But not only that. You may think Elsa is Iduna's daughter because both their eyes are blue.

Both blue eyes and green eyes are recessive, so they must have two light-eyed alleles to have a blue-eyed kid. Well, Agnarr has green eyes.

With blue-eyed and green-eyed parents, the odds of Anna or Elsa individually having blue eyes is 50%. But it's just as genetically likely for Elsa to be the daughter of the King and Queen in Tangled.

They also gave green and blue eyes, which means they have the same probability of having a blue-eyed baby as Agnarr and Iduna.

We also know Elsa and Rapunzel are twins because they are both left-handed. Elsa's primary shooting hand is her left, she created Olaf with her left hand, touches her face left, unties her braid with her left, and the hand she uses that accidentally shoots ice that hits Anna in the head was her left.

Rapunzel is more ambidextrous than Elsa, using both her hands. However, she appears to have a preference for her left hand, as she brandishes her famous frying pan with her left hand, reaches out her left hand to get the lantern, holds candles with her left, holds her chameleon with her left, and throws left.

How many times did I just use the word "left" in those last two paragraphs?

And other characters appear right-handed. Anna knocks with her right (do you want to build a snowman?) and holds out her right hand to shield Elsa from Hans. Flynn swings his frying pan with his right, points right, and touches Rapunzel's face with his right.

Now, Rapunzel's mom also appears to be left-handed. She holds Rapunzel left-handed, gestures with her left, and reaches out to touch Rapunzel with her left.


The reason Rapunzel's hair is long and blonde and magical is because the Queen absorbed a potion from a magical bright yellow flower. Magic.

And besides, Agnarr and Iduna don't have any magic in them. Anna doesn't have any magic in her. So what are the odds of producing a magical child? Anna should at least be immune to her sister's powers.

But you might be asking yourself: where does ice come in the picture? How did the flower create ice powers for Elsa?

First, let's establish than Elsa and Rapunzel are the only Disney princesses to have magical powers.

Sorry. Couldn't find one with Elsa.
Sorry. Couldn't find one with Elsa.

In Frozen, the fat Smurfs (or the rock trolls that look like rocks but come to life) ask Agnarr if Elsa was born with her powers or cursed. Agnarr can't exactly answer because he wasn't there when she was born. I mean, if your kid was burping up snowmen when they caught colds, wouldn't you take them to a doctor or something? Why don't Agnarr and Iduna show any surprise about her powers?

Her powers came from her real mother, who also gave Rapunzel her powers. Now, many have questioned the fact that Elsa was able to create life. You find them question it at one point in their videos.


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Elsa creates Olaf and Marshmallow and somehow, she can also choose whether they are good and evil. Olaf = Good. Marshmallow = Evil. She can also come up with what they look like.

It may seem like Rapunzel and Elsa have opposite powers with Elsa stopping everything from growing and Rapunzel making things new.

But the ending of both movies are very similar. Flynn dies while trying to save Raunzel. Anna dies while trying to save Elsa. Elsa cries over Anna's shoulder. Rapunzel cries over Flynn's shoulder. Eventually, true love saves them and they come back to life. Elsa and Rapunzel, both twins, saved their true loves and revived the dead.

Elsa gave Olaf and Anna life. Rapunzel gave Flynn life. It's the same power. The power of love.

Okay. Let me make this clear. This is not the first time I've done a Huey Lewis 'Power of Love' reference in a Film Theorists theory post. Believe me, it's happened.

Let's look at the story.

Once upon a time, a sick queen drinks from a magical healing potion made from a magical flower. She has twins and they are named Elsa and Rapunzel. They are both blonde due to the magic of the flower. Rapunzel immediately demonstrates her magic hair as it heals when you sing. Elsa is revealed to have ice powers and is able to create snow and ice with her hands. Mother Gothel steals Rapunzel in order to make herself young again. The king and queen are heartbroken about their loss. Not wanting to lose Elsa, they send her to Arendelle to live with King Agnarr and Queen Iduna. They discover Elsa's powers and they try to conceal her powers by locking her away so that no one will know the king and queen of Corona had another baby with magical powers. Eventually, Rapunzel shows up at Elsa's coronation and they discover each other.

And they lived happily ever after.

This theory was created by MatPat from The Film Theorists!


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