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{{Infobox Character
|name = Duke of Weselton's bodyguards
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|name = Erik and Francis<ref name="AFH">''[[A Frozen Heart]]'', page 201.</ref>
 
|image = Duke's bodyguards.png
 
|image = Duke's bodyguards.png
 
|gender = Male
 
|gender = Male
|home = [[Weselton]]
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|home = Weselton
 
|occupation = Bodyguards
 
|occupation = Bodyguards
 
|allies = [[Duke of Weselton]]
 
|allies = [[Duke of Weselton]]
 
|enemies = [[Marshmallow]], [[Elsa]]
 
|enemies = [[Marshmallow]], [[Elsa]]
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|abilities = Crossbow proficiency
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|weapons = Crossbows
 
|animation = ''[[Frozen]]''
 
|animation = ''[[Frozen]]''
}}'''The Duke of Weselton's bodyguards''' are bodyguards to the [[Duke of Weselton]], to protect and serve him at what appears to be 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]].
   
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
 
=== Coronation day ===
 
=== Coronation day ===
[[File:Greedy Duke.png|thumb|left|200px|The [[Duke of Weselton]] arrived in [[Arendelle]] with his bodyguards.]]
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[[File:Greedy Duke.png|thumb|left|200px|Erik and Francis accompanied the [[Duke of Weselton]] to [[Arendelle]].]]
   
The bodyguards arrived alongside the Duke at [[Arendelle]] for Elsa's coronation. They did not accompany him to the [[chapel]], but were present in the [[Great Hall]]; though not around him when he was dancing with [[Anna]], they were there when the Duke needed to dive behind someone from the ice spikes that [[Elsa]] created.
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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.
   
With the Duke, his men followed Elsa out to the [[Courtyard]]. There, the Duke shouts for someone to "stop her". Frightened, Elsa accidentally lets out another burst of magic which formed over the stairs and caused the Duke and his guards to slip over. At that point, the Duke exclaims that Elsa is a "monster". When Anna and [[Hans]] returned and the Duke began to argue, his two men looked at each other in incredulity, unconvinced by the case that Anna had set out for her sister.
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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.
   
=== Summit siege ===
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=== Finding Anna ===
[[File:Hans and the Duke.png|thumb|200px|The bodyguards went with the Duke to confront [[Hans Westerguard|Hans]].]]
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[[File:Hans and the Duke.png|thumb|200px|The bodyguards accompanied the Duke during his confrontation with [[Hans Westergaard|Hans]].]]
   
When the Duke became further agitated by the whole situation, his guards went with him to confront Hans. They watched the two argue, but were powerless when Hans threatened their leader with treason. When Anna's [[Anna's horse|horse]] arrived back in Arendelle without her, Hans requested for volunteers to go with him to find her. The Duke offered up his men to go on the search, but he gave them extra orders: should they encounter the queen, they were to "put an end to [the] winter".
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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 they arrive at Elsa's [[Elsa's ice palace|palace]], Hans gives out the order that no harm was to come to the queen. The guards then looked at each other, knowing that they were not to follow this order. Just like the others, the men initially helped in trying to take down [[Marshmallow]] by firing their crossbows at him. With no success, the enraged snowman batted them into a bank of snow. They fell to ground, semiconscious.
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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>
   
[[File:Elsa versus the thugs.png|thumb|left|200px|The Duke's guards challenged [[Elsa]].]]
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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>
   
At that point, they spotted Elsa closing the doors to her palace. They raced into the palace, and once there, attempted to kill the queen after she was cornered; their first shot was blocked by Elsa, who instinctively put up a shield off ice to protect herself. Although Elsa initially showed restraint, their persistence to kill her forced her to fight back. After utilizing her powers to their fullest, she soon had one man pinned back against a wall with sharp ice spikes, with one threatening to pierce him through the neck. She then nearly pushed the other man off of the balcony with a wall of ice. As Elsa was about to finish the two men, Hans and the [[Arendelle castle guards|guards]] run into the room, with just enough time for Hans to calm Elsa down. When she was calmed and no longer posed a threat, the guard pinned to the wall lifted up his crossbow once more to fire on the queen, who was unaware. Just before he managed to fire at her, Hans intervened and directed the shot up to the ceiling; the huge chandelier was shot free by the stray bolt, and started its decent down towards the ground, and towards Elsa. Although she got clear, she still fell and became unconscious.
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=== Summit siege ===
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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.
   
The men do not play any active role after their attempt on Elsa's life, and the Duke remained quiet on his part in the conspiracy.
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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>
   
 
=== The Great Thaw ===
 
=== The Great Thaw ===
When Elsa lifted the wintry curse from Arendelle, she gave out an order for the Duke and his men to be escorted back to their ship. As a consequence of their actions, Elsa cuts all ties with [[Weselton]], never to do business with their homeland again.
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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 ==
 
== Personality ==
The Duke's bodyguards at first appear quite thuggish, but nevertheless ever-loyal to the Duke. They follow him wherever he goes, mainly to ensure his safety. The two also seem as close-minded as the Duke; neither seem surprised at the Duke's agenda when they arrive in Arendelle, and they both express their discontent in Anna's words when she says that Elsa was scared and that what had happened wasn't her fault. They are then as pleased as the Duke when Anna says that she should be the one to go after Elsa.
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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.
   
With a like-minded approach similar to Duke's, they fully understand what he is asking of them when he gives them the order to "put an end to [the] winter". Their unquestionable loyalty to the Duke holds out at the palace; rather than aid Hans and the guards with Marshmallow, they immediately change their tact and go after Elsa. They carry out their orders with no hesitation, with one of the men, wanting to get the job done quickly and cleanly, firing his bolt directly at Elsa's head. It would have been done, had she not shielded herself with a wall of ice. They continued to persist, but as Elsa knew that it was coming down to her or them, she soon showed no restraint, swiftly breaking the attack. Adamant not to be defeated, the guards continued with there attack. Whilst one did all he could to stop himself from being pushed off of the balcony, the other - pinned to a wall - began to raise his crossbow for another shot. Hans' timely intervention saw this attempt on Elsa's life also fail. When Elsa was in the [[dungeon|dungeons]], Hans hinted that he had put her there not just for the peoples' safety, but for hers; if Elsa were able to walk about freely, the bodyguards may have made another attempt on the queen's life.
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Like the Duke, the bodyguards are arrogant, having felt that killing Elsa would be an easy endeavor.<ref name="FEG" />
   
 
== Abilities ==
 
== Abilities ==
The bodyguards are very well trained in the use of crossbows, and are able to use them with deadly accuracy.
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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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[[Category:Characters]]
 
[[Category:Characters]]

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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