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{{Quote|Up there!|One bodyguard communicating with the other about Elsa.}}
 
 
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|name = Erik and Francis<ref name="AFH">''[[A Frozen Heart]]'', page 201.</ref>
|name = Duke of Weselton&#39;s Bodyguards
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|image = Duke's bodyguards.png
|films = ''[[Frozen]]''
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|gender = Male
|voice = Unknown
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|home = Weselton
|occupation = The [[Duke of Weselton]]'s bodyguards
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|occupation = Bodyguards
|alliance = Bad/Neutral
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|allies = [[Duke of Weselton]]
|goal = To protect and serve the Duke at all costs
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|enemies = [[Marshmallow]], [[Elsa]]
|home = [[Weselton]]
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|abilities = Crossbow proficiency
|friends = The Duke of Weselton
 
|enemies = [[Elsa]], [[Hans]], [[Marshmallow]]
 
 
|weapons = Crossbows
 
|weapons = Crossbows
|fate = Sent back to Weselton with the Duke
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|animation = ''[[Frozen]]''
|quote = "Come on!"}}'''The Duke of Weselton's Bodyguards''' are the tertiary antagonists in ''[[Frozen]]''. They are a pair of bodyguards hired by the scheming [[Duke of Weselton]] to protect and serve him at all costs.
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|books = ''[[Frozen: Book of the Film]]''
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}}'''Erik''' and '''Francis'''<ref name="AFH">''[[A Frozen Heart]]'', page 201.</ref> are two men who protect and serve the [[Duke of Weselton]].
   
==Role in the [[Frozen|Film]]==
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== History ==
The guards first appear along with the Duke entering [[Arendelle]] from the docks and nearing the castle gates. As they move towards them, the Duke expresses excitement as he greatly looks forward to unlocking its secrets and exploiting its riches; however, he blurts this out loud to his guards.
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=== Coronation day ===
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[[File:Greedy Duke.png|thumb|left|200px|Erik and Francis accompanied the [[Duke of Weselton]] to [[Arendelle]].]]
   
When [[Elsa|Queen Elsa]] accidentally reveals her winter powers at her coronation ball, the Duke deems her magic dangerous, and orders his men to capture her. As Elsa flees, she accidentally blasts the Duke and his goons with her powers. She did not not harm them, but it was a close call nonetheless. As a result, the Duke called her a monster.
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The bodyguards accompanied the Duke of Weselton to [[Arendelle]] for [[Elsa]]'s [[Elsa's coronation|coronation]]. They were present at Elsa's coronation party in the [[Great Hall]], where the queen exposed her ice powers to the guests, to their shock. Frightened at the display, the Duke hid behind his guards. However, Elsa escaped out into the [[courtyard]], and the guards accompanied their superior outside in pursuit. Telling the Duke to stay away, Elsa let loose another blast of magic, causing the trio to slip.
   
Elsa escapes from the scene into the mountains, but accidentally casts a powerful curse over Arendelle, putting it into an eternal winter. [[Anna|Princess Anna]] departs to go after the queen, and leaves [[Hans]] in charge. However, when her horse returns with the princess missing, Hans believes that the princess is in danger, and asks volunteers to journey to Queen Elsa's castle with him to find her. The Duke volunteers his bodyguards, and secretly orders them to eliminate Elsa should they find her so they could put an end to the winter.
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Following this, Elsa fled the kingdom and plunged it into [[Elsa's winter|winter]]. Though the guards were shocked at the snowfall, the Duke descended into hysterics and seized one of his men's ears, insisting that he go after Elsa. The Duke soon noticed [[Anna]] and hid behind his guards, who stood glowering at the princess. They continued to stand in front of the Duke as Anna volunteered to pursue Elsa on her own.
   
Once the soldiers arrive at the castle, they are quickly met with opposition from Elsa's guard, [[Marshmallow]]. The guards try to shoot arrows at Marshmallow but they cause no harm and simply anger him into attacking the group head-on. As the monster fights, the Duke's thugs sneak past him and into [[Elsa's Ice Palace]]. Once inside, they spot the Snow Queen, who tries to escape from them to the second floor.
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=== Finding Anna ===
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[[File:Hans and the Duke.png|thumb|200px|The bodyguards accompanied the Duke during his confrontation with [[Hans Westergaard|Hans]].]]
   
Ignoring Hans' orders to bring no harm to Elsa, they attempt to kill the Queen when they have her cornered. However, Elsa initially and resistingly fights back with her abilities, soon pinning one of the bodyguards back against the wall with sharp ice spikes, threatening to pierce him through the neck, and nearly pushing the other off the balcony with a block of ice. As Elsa is about to kill them, Hans intervenes and calms Elsa. But as Elsa lowers her guard, the pinned guard attempts to shoot her with his crossbow. At the last moment, Hans disrupts his aim and the arrow above, causing it to shoot the chandelier. It falls to the ground and renders Elsa unconscious. The guards were not seen after returning Elsa to Arendelle, likely suspended as punishment for disobeying Hans' commands.
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During Anna's absence, the Duke grew ever more concerned, and his guards accompanied him to a confrontation with Hans. When [[Kjekk]] returned to Arendelle without Anna, Hans requested for volunteers to go with him to find her. The Duke offered up his men to go on the search, giving them secret instructions: If they encountered Elsa, they were "to put an end to [the] winter."
   
When Elsa finally removes the curse from Arendelle, the guards can be seen again along with the Duke being escorted back onto the ship for attempted murder of the Queen. As another comeuppance, the Duke is cut off from trading with Arendelle as he and his thugs are sent back to Weselton.
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The Duke's men made it difficult for Hans while the group searched for Anna. When they stopped at [[Wandering Oaken's Trading Post and Sauna]], Hans took the bodyguards inside with him to keep them in sight. After finding out where Anna had gone, Erik and Francis mocked Hans for his poor interrogation, saying that the Duke would have done better.<ref name="AFH2">''[[A Frozen Heart]]'', page 184.</ref>
==Memorable quotes==
 
*"Toss it!"
 
*"Up there!"
 
*"Come on!"
 
   
==Trivia==
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When the search party stopped at a grove of [[Forest|willow trees]], Hans approached the Duke's bodyguards to make a deal with them. They told Hans of their plan to kill Elsa; however, Hans wanted the queen alive and made a deal with the men to stay their hands in exchange for land and titles.<ref name="AFH3">''[[A Frozen Heart]]'', page 202.</ref>
*One of the thugs bears a resemblance to the [[w:c:disney:Captain_of_the_Guards|Captain of the Guards]] from the 2010 film ''[[w:c:disney:Tangled|Tangled]]''.
 
*The same bodyguard also bears a slight resemblance to Paul von Hindenburg, a longtime German general and president.
 
   
==Gallery==
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=== Summit siege ===
{{Gallery}}
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Upon arriving at [[Elsa's ice palace]], Hans gave the order that no harm was come to Elsa; however, the guards exchanged looks with each other, intent on completing their [[Assault on Elsa's ice palace|assignment]]. When [[Marshmallow]] revealed himself to defend the palace against intrusion, the guards initially aided Hans and the [[Arendelle castle guards]], but they angered the snowman with their arrows, and he swatted them into a bank of snow. Though dazed, the two men caught sight of Elsa closing the doors to her palace and raced past Marshmallow to reach her. Inside, they followed Elsa up to the topmost floor, where they cornered her.
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[[File:Elsa versus the thugs.png|thumb|left|200px|After pursuing [[Elsa]] into her [[Elsa's ice palace|ice palace]], the guards [[Assault on Elsa's ice palace|attempted to kill Elsa]].]]
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Despite the queen's pleas, Erik shot an arrow at her, though it was blocked by a wall of ice. The guards did not relent, however, and attempted to reposition themselves for another shot, but Elsa hindered their attempts with her retaliatory blasts of magic. Eventually, Francis was overtaken by Elsa's magic, pinned to a wall by ice spikes with one threatening to pierce his neck. Erik was disarmed by a bolt of magic before facing an assault from a conjured ice wall; though he tried to push back against the wall of ice, the guard was quickly overcome and pushed out onto a balcony, nearly falling to his death.
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The imperiled guards were saved by Hans, who managed to calm Elsa down. Still capable of movement, Francis raised his crossbow for one final attempt to kill the queen. However, Hans spotted the movement and directed the shot to the ceiling; the chandelier dangling above was struck by the bolt and began its descent towards the ground where Elsa was standing. Though she managed to run clear of the impact, she still fell and was rendered unconscious. Hans chastised the men for trying to kill Elsa. Erik protested by saying that Elsa was going to kill them, to which Hans replied that was not his concern. Having failed to uphold their end of the deal, the two men lost their chances at earning land and titles.<ref name="AFH4">''[[A Frozen Heart]]'', page 227.</ref>
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=== The Great Thaw ===
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After [[Great Thaw|summer returned]] to Arendelle, the guards and the Duke were expelled from the kingdom, and a group of royal guards escorted them back to their ship.
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== Personality ==
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Erik and Francis are completely loyal to their superior and will do whatever he requests of them.<ref name="FEG">''[[Frozen: The Essential Guide]]'', page 24.</ref> Their loyalty is demonstrated during the assault on Elsa's ice palace; rather than remain to face Marshmallow, they slipped past the snowman to pursue Elsa. The bodyguards are also extremely determined, remaining focused on their task despite Elsa's willingness to fight back. Even while pinned to a wall, Francis never lost sight of his mission to eliminate Elsa.
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Like the Duke, the bodyguards are arrogant, having felt that killing Elsa would be an easy endeavor.<ref name="FEG" />
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== Abilities ==
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Erik and Francis are adept in using crossbows, able to fire with deadly accuracy. The guards are also fairly resilient, as they quickly recovered from Marshmallow's blow. Additionally, they were stealthy enough to have slipped past Marshmallow and into Elsa's palace; inside, they were also able to keep pace with the queen.
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== Appearances ==
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=== Animation ===
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* ''[[Frozen]]''
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=== Books ===
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* ''[[Frozen: Book of the Film]]''
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* ''[[A Frozen Heart]]''
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== References ==
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{{Reflist}}
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Latest revision as of 15:32, December 9, 2015

Duke&#039;s bodyguards
Erik and Francis[1]
Biographical information

Gender

Male

Home

Weselton

Personal information

Occupation

Bodyguards

Allies

Duke of Weselton

Enemies

Marshmallow, Elsa

Abilities

Crossbow proficiency

Weapons

Crossbows

Other information

Animated appearances

Frozen

Book appearances

Frozen: Book of the Film

Erik and Francis[1] are two men who protect and serve the Duke of Weselton.

History Edit

Coronation day Edit

Greedy Duke

Erik and Francis accompanied the Duke of Weselton to Arendelle.

The bodyguards accompanied the Duke of Weselton to Arendelle for Elsa's coronation. They were present at Elsa's coronation party in the Great Hall, where the queen exposed her ice powers to the guests, to their shock. Frightened at the display, the Duke hid behind his guards. However, Elsa escaped out into the courtyard, and the guards accompanied their superior outside in pursuit. Telling the Duke to stay away, Elsa let loose another blast of magic, causing the trio to slip.

Following this, Elsa fled the kingdom and plunged it into winter. Though the guards were shocked at the snowfall, the Duke descended into hysterics and seized one of his men's ears, insisting that he go after Elsa. The Duke soon noticed Anna and hid behind his guards, who stood glowering at the princess. They continued to stand in front of the Duke as Anna volunteered to pursue Elsa on her own.

Finding Anna Edit

Hans and the Duke

The bodyguards accompanied the Duke during his confrontation with Hans.

During Anna's absence, the Duke grew ever more concerned, and his guards accompanied him to a confrontation with Hans. When Kjekk returned to Arendelle without Anna, Hans requested for volunteers to go with him to find her. The Duke offered up his men to go on the search, giving them secret instructions: If they encountered Elsa, they were "to put an end to [the] winter."

The Duke's men made it difficult for Hans while the group searched for Anna. When they stopped at Wandering Oaken's Trading Post and Sauna, Hans took the bodyguards inside with him to keep them in sight. After finding out where Anna had gone, Erik and Francis mocked Hans for his poor interrogation, saying that the Duke would have done better.[2]

When the search party stopped at a grove of willow trees, Hans approached the Duke's bodyguards to make a deal with them. They told Hans of their plan to kill Elsa; however, Hans wanted the queen alive and made a deal with the men to stay their hands in exchange for land and titles.[3]

Summit siege Edit

Upon arriving at Elsa's ice palace, Hans gave the order that no harm was come to Elsa; however, the guards exchanged looks with each other, intent on completing their assignment. When Marshmallow revealed himself to defend the palace against intrusion, the guards initially aided Hans and the Arendelle castle guards, but they angered the snowman with their arrows, and he swatted them into a bank of snow. Though dazed, the two men caught sight of Elsa closing the doors to her palace and raced past Marshmallow to reach her. Inside, they followed Elsa up to the topmost floor, where they cornered her.

Elsa versus the thugs

After pursuing Elsa into her ice palace, the guards attempted to kill Elsa.

Despite the queen's pleas, Erik shot an arrow at her, though it was blocked by a wall of ice. The guards did not relent, however, and attempted to reposition themselves for another shot, but Elsa hindered their attempts with her retaliatory blasts of magic. Eventually, Francis was overtaken by Elsa's magic, pinned to a wall by ice spikes with one threatening to pierce his neck. Erik was disarmed by a bolt of magic before facing an assault from a conjured ice wall; though he tried to push back against the wall of ice, the guard was quickly overcome and pushed out onto a balcony, nearly falling to his death.

The imperiled guards were saved by Hans, who managed to calm Elsa down. Still capable of movement, Francis raised his crossbow for one final attempt to kill the queen. However, Hans spotted the movement and directed the shot to the ceiling; the chandelier dangling above was struck by the bolt and began its descent towards the ground where Elsa was standing. Though she managed to run clear of the impact, she still fell and was rendered unconscious. Hans chastised the men for trying to kill Elsa. Erik protested by saying that Elsa was going to kill them, to which Hans replied that was not his concern. Having failed to uphold their end of the deal, the two men lost their chances at earning land and titles.[4]

The Great Thaw Edit

After summer returned to Arendelle, the guards and the Duke were expelled from the kingdom, and a group of royal guards escorted them back to their ship.

Personality Edit

Erik and Francis are completely loyal to their superior and will do whatever he requests of them.[5] Their loyalty is demonstrated during the assault on Elsa's ice palace; rather than remain to face Marshmallow, they slipped past the snowman to pursue Elsa. The bodyguards are also extremely determined, remaining focused on their task despite Elsa's willingness to fight back. Even while pinned to a wall, Francis never lost sight of his mission to eliminate Elsa.

Like the Duke, the bodyguards are arrogant, having felt that killing Elsa would be an easy endeavor.[5]

Abilities Edit

Erik and Francis are adept in using crossbows, able to fire with deadly accuracy. The guards are also fairly resilient, as they quickly recovered from Marshmallow's blow. Additionally, they were stealthy enough to have slipped past Marshmallow and into Elsa's palace; inside, they were also able to keep pace with the queen.

Appearances Edit

Animation Edit

Books Edit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 A Frozen Heart, page 201.
  2. A Frozen Heart, page 184.
  3. A Frozen Heart, page 202.
  4. A Frozen Heart, page 227.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Frozen: The Essential Guide, page 24.
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