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Duke's bodyguards
Duke of Weselton's bodyguards
Biographical information

Gender

Male

Home

Weselton

Personal information

Occupation

Bodyguards

Allies

Duke of Weselton

Enemies

Marshmallow, Elsa

Other information

Animated appearances

Frozen

The Duke of Weselton's bodyguards are two men who protect and serve the Duke of Weselton.

History

Coronation day

Greedy Duke

The Duke of Weselton arrived in Arendelle with his bodyguards.

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.

Summit siege

Hans and the Duke

The bodyguards went with the Duke to confront 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 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".

When they arrive at Elsa's 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.

Elsa versus the thugs

The Duke's guards challenged Elsa.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Abilities

The Duke's bodyguards are adept in crossbow usage, able to fire with deadly accuracy. Additionally, they are stealthy and fast, having slipped past Marshmallow and into Elsa's palace. Inside, they were able to keep pace with the queen despite her head start.

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