The Duke of Weselton's bodyguards are two men who protect and serve the Duke of Weselton.
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.
During Anna's absence, the Duke grew ever more concerned, and his guards accompanied him to a confrontation with Hans. When Anna's horse returned to 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, giving them secret instructions: If they encountered Elsa, they were "to put an end to [the] winter."
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.
Despite the queen's pleas, one of the guards 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, one guard was overtaken by Elsa's magic, pinned to a wall by ice spikes, with one threatening to pierce his neck. The other guard 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, the guard pinned to the wall 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.
The Great Thaw
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.
The Duke of Weselton's bodyguards are completely loyal to their superior and will do whatever he requests of them. 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, one guard 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.
The Duke's bodyguards are adept in crossbow usage, able to fire with deadly accuracy. The guards are also fairly resilient, as they recovered quickly from a direct hit from Marshmallow. 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.
- Frozen: Book of the Film
- Frozen: The Essential Guide, page 24.