I know Frozen 2 is two years away and who knows what the writers have up their sleeves. At the present, I just like to think Elsa is not biologically a member of the Arendelle royal family. Obviously Elsa does not have the burnt hair, dark eyes or skin tone that her parents and (strawberry-haired) younger sister bears, which raises my insistence of adoption and the possibility of genetic mismatch, since only rarely a bearer of such light blond hair and or blue eyes can be produced by parents with darker hair and eyes. Perhaps she could have been adopted from a distant relative of the king and queen who could possess the cryogenic powers passed down to their daughter apparent by the physical features. Again, I don't know what is exactly in store for the sequel from Disney Animation, but I'm certain adoption would be a great central theme for the next addition of a franchise that revolves around the power of family...
What about the Evil Troll from Frozen's original story, The Snow Queen? (I'm not talking about Grand Pabbie or any other of the rock trolls) I mean he could have something to do about Elsa's powers's origins. And in early drafts it was said that in the climax, the true villain of Frozen was the one responsible for giving Elsa her powers, before she was born, just to make her look bad and become a mosnter like him and he wanted to rule the world. He revealed that to Elsa when he arrived at her palaced and then used the power of the cursed Magic Mirror to brainwash Marshmallow and the other giant snowmen and work for him now and betray Elsa. The villain (possibly the Troll) locked her inside her own ice palace and then he raced off to destroy Arendelle with Marshmallow and the other snowmen in tow. Later on, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven somehow got word of Elsa's imprisonment and raced off to the ice palace to free her and then they all raced back to Arendelle for a big epic showdown/final battle with the Troll
If that is the case I think we can all hail queen Anna. Hope not though, if the books state anything its that Anna doesnt like being in charge and I think it would ruin Elsa in terms of character development.
I'm fairly sure Elsa's hair is because of her powers. Her hair is so blonde that it's almost white. Her skin is also a lot paler than Anna's. It makes sense that a girl with ice powers would have a paler appearance.
DisneyCWS wrote: I'm fairly sure Elsa's hair is because of her powers. Her hair is so blonde that it's almost white. Her skin is also a lot paler than Anna's. It makes sense that a girl with ice powers would have a paler appearance.
Elsa could not be or could be adopted because, of course, of her powers.
Possible... Like DisneyCWS said, and Nicolasmharrison quoted, Elsa's hair is so blonde it's really not even a light yellow, but a pale, frosty white. Anna's hair is a warm brown. Anna's face has much color, and Elsa's is just like her hair. Elsa could be the child of some magical ice prince/ice princess. Then by chance the king and queen found her and adopted her. I mean, one child is magic. Other one- not so much. But...
Generations could have lended down traces of magic through the trolls. It skimmed through a few generations and landed on the offspring of the king and queen. Therefore, since Elsa is older than Anna, it could have reached Elsa first and fail to show up in Anna because it ran "out". Elsa lives in a happy, sunny, world, but then why would she take on ice powers? Perhaps the magic had a mind of its own and wanted to show Arendelle not to be afraid of change.
And as other people question, if she was adopted, it would not make her the rightful heir to the throne. The king and queen could have chosen to cover up adoption for it could turn Arendelle against them if they tried to make Elsa the queen. They also could have done it as they believed Anna was to childlike, to much of a playful spirit to be fit to rule.