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Queen Elsa is the second of the two protagonists of Walt Disney Picture's 53rd animated feature film Frozen (2013).  Voiced by American actress and singer Idina Menzel, Elsa was created by screenwriter Jennifer Lee.  Lee loosely based the character on the antagonist of many adaptations of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale The Snow Queen, adapting her into a protagonist for the Disney film adaptation. Originally, the Snow Queen wasn't meant to be evil.

Born with powerful cryokinetic abilities, the power to generate and manipulate ice and snow, Elsa is emotionally scarred by a childhood incident that occured as a result of her powers, during which she accidentally injures her younger sister Anna.  Afraid of a reoccurance, Elsa spends the rest of her life isolating herself from her sister hiding her powers from the world until she is discovered by an incedent at her coronation.  Afraid, Elsa grows further reclusive and retreats to the North Mountain, triggering an enternal winter in her rage.

Appearance and personalityEdit

Elsa is a stunningly beautiful, 21-year old woman with pale skin, blue eyes and long platinum blonde hair – which at first she wears in a braided bun and later lets down in a long braid draped elegantly over her left shoulder.