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'''The Great Thaw''' took place after just [[Elsa]] and [[Anna]]'s reconciliation, and marked the end of Elsa's winter.
 
==== Prelude ====
 
For a few days [[Arendelle]] had been under the spell of Elsa's winter, which had been increasing in severity. After the [[Citizens of Arendelle|citizens]] had all taken shelter indoors, the storm picked up in the form of a whiteout due to Elsa being lost and fearful. After this burst of excitement, the storm froze, suspended after [[Hans]] had lied to Elsa about her sister's death; the grief-stricken Elsa collapsed onto the ice in despair.
 
   
==== Anna's sacrifice ====
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{{Infobox Event
[[File:Anna's sacrifice.png|thumb|200px|[[Anna]] throws herself between [[Hans]] and [[Elsa]] to save her grieving sister.]]
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|image = The Great Thaw.png
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|location = [[Arendelle]]
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|participants = [[Elsa]], [[Anna]], [[Olaf]]
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|outcome = * End of [[Elsa's winter]] and [[isolation of Arendelle castle]]
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* Summer returns to Arendelle
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* Anna and Elsa reconcile
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* Elsa returns to her position as queen
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|preceded = [[Elsa's winter]]<br>
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[[Attempted assassination of Elsa]]
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|followed = Ice skating in [[Arendelle castle]]
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}}The '''Great Thaw''' was a magically-induced shift in climatic conditions that marked the end of [[Elsa]]'s [[Elsa's winter|winter]] through the restoration of summer to [[Arendelle]]. Following the return of summer, Elsa allowed the castle [[gates]] to remain open, and Arendelle was once again open to the outside world, ending its 13-year-long [[Isolation of Arendelle castle|isolation]].
   
After sacrificing herself to save her sister from Hans attempt to kill Elsa, Anna succumbed to the curse placed upon her, and froze to solid ice. Elsa stood up to see the frozen form of her sister, hugging her and bursting into tears. [[Olaf]], [[Kristoff]] and [[Sven]] all approached tentatively, as shocked as Elsa was. The citizens and [[dignitaries]] too stood in silence on the castle walls, mourning in silence.
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== History ==
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=== Prelude ===
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Late during Elsa's winter, a massive blizzard ravaged Arendelle after the queen was brought back to the kingdom following the [[assault on Elsa's ice palace|assault]] on her [[Elsa's ice palace|ice palace]]. While running through the storm, Elsa encountered [[Hans Westergaard|Hans]], who deceived her with news of her sister [[Anna]]'s death. Devastated by the news, Elsa was able to stop the storm, suspending the snow in the air with her grief.
   
==== An act of true love ====
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Hans then moved in to [[Attempted assassination of Elsa|kill Elsa]] as she mourned, but Anna managed to intercept the blow, freezing to solid ice simultaneously. Though Anna appeared lifeless, her act of shielding Elsa was an act of true love, which caused her icy form to thaw out.
[[File:Anna thaws out.png|thumb|200px|Elsa realizes that Anna loves her, with this being the key to controlling her powers.|left]]
 
   
Unbeknownst to Elsa, Anna soon began to thaw out, starting from her heart and then through to the rest of her body. Olaf, Sven and Kristoff all soon realized, and gasped with excitement. Anna then took in a gasp of air, and Elsa finally became aware that he sister was alive and well. The two hugged, and after Elsa had exclaimed that Anna had sacrificed herself for her, Anna stated that it was because she loved her sister. With a moment of realization, Olaf was able to tell the sisters that, "an act of true love will thaw a frozen heart".
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=== Thawing of Arendelle ===
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[[File:Elsa begins the thaw.png|thumb|left|[[Elsa]] removed the winter curse from [[Arendelle]] upon realizing that "love will thaw."]]
   
==== The Thaw ====
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With the realization that "love will thaw", Elsa saw the key to controlling her powers and reversed the winter weather plaguing Arendelle. She gathered the ice and snow covering the landscape into a massive snowflake and cast the contents into the sky. With Elsa finally able to control her powers, she and Anna finally rekindle their sisterly bond.
[[File:TheGreat Thaw.png|thumb|200px|Elsa begins to thaw out [[Arendelle]] from the [[Elsa's winter|winter]].]]
 
   
Understanding that love was the key to controlling her powers, Elsa held out her arms and began to undo the winter spell. The ice surrounding them began to lift off the surface of the water and into the air; a sunken ship rose from beneath them. The dignitaries stood in amazement, and the citizens came from out of their homes to witness the spectacle unfold. The snow continued to rise from Arendelle, and gathered up into a large pristine snowflake, and with a gesture of her arms Elsa dissipated it across the sky.
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Following the end of winter, those who had visited Arendelle for [[Elsa's coronation]] were able to depart. Elsa resumed her duties as queen, cutting ties with Weselton and granting [[Kristoff Bjorgman|Kristoff]] the title of Arendelle Ice Master and Deliverer. She also opened up the castle so that the [[citizens of Arendelle]] could skate in the [[courtyard]], and vowed never to close the [[gates]] again.
 
==== Aftermath ====
 
Elsa and Anna stood on the ship, very pleased that the winter was over. Olaf began to melt, prompting Elsa to give him his own personal flurry to keep him cool. As Hans got to his feet, Anna went over to confront him; after a brief exchange of words, Anna punched him off the deck and into the water below. Anna went back over to her sister, and the two embraced, finally glad to have found each other again. Elsa resumed her duties as queen, and the citizens came to love her for who she was in no time at all.
 
 
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Latest revision as of 13:03, February 5, 2018

This page is about the event. For the score piece, see The Great Thaw (Vuelie Reprise).
The Great Thaw
Great Thaw

Location(s)

Arendelle

Participants

Elsa, Anna, Olaf

Outcome

Preceded by

Elsa's winter
Attempted assassination of Elsa

Followed by

Ice skating in Arendelle castle

The Great Thaw was a magically-induced shift in climatic conditions that marked the end of Elsa's winter through the restoration of summer to Arendelle. Following the return of summer, Elsa allowed the castle gates to remain open, and Arendelle was once again open to the outside world, ending its 13-year-long isolation.

History Edit

Prelude Edit

Late during Elsa's winter, a massive blizzard ravaged Arendelle after the queen was brought back to the kingdom following the assault on her ice palace. While running through the storm, Elsa encountered Hans, who deceived her with news of her sister Anna's death. Devastated by the news, Elsa was able to stop the storm, suspending the snow in the air with her grief.

Hans then moved in to kill Elsa as she mourned, but Anna managed to intercept the blow, freezing to solid ice simultaneously. Though Anna appeared lifeless, her act of shielding Elsa was an act of true love, which caused her icy form to thaw out.

Thawing of Arendelle Edit

Elsa begins the thaw

Elsa removed the winter curse from Arendelle upon realizing that "love will thaw."

With the realization that "love will thaw", Elsa saw the key to controlling her powers and reversed the winter weather plaguing Arendelle. She gathered the ice and snow covering the landscape into a massive snowflake and cast the contents into the sky. With Elsa finally able to control her powers, she and Anna finally rekindle their sisterly bond.

Following the end of winter, those who had visited Arendelle for Elsa's coronation were able to depart. Elsa resumed her duties as queen, cutting ties with Weselton and granting Kristoff the title of Arendelle Ice Master and Deliverer. She also opened up the castle so that the citizens of Arendelle could skate in the courtyard, and vowed never to close the gates again.

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