anonymous asked:

Can Animal Companions, horses in particular, have access to magical horseshoes to make then gallop faster, are there any rules stopping me from making custom magic items for other possible slots? Like Magic collars for wolves & dogs could act like rings & amulets. Magic caparisons for horses could act like magic cloaks... That sort of thing...?

There aren’t any Rules specifically for Giving Animals and Animal Companions Magic Items. 

But from what I’ve heard you can certainly craft Armor and Clothing specifically for them.

(Unless you can find someone who sells pre-made armor for wolves, bears, eagles and such…)

The closest I could find for a “Rule set” was Pathfinder, which should at least give you some Guidelines…

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So the top is Paolo Puggioni’s art that depicts the moment that Rhaegar presented Lyanna with the crown of the queen of love and beauty

the bottom is an art piece done for the Eglinton Tournament of 1839, titled ‘The Presentation’, which depicts the victor of the tourney presenting himself to the Queen of Beauty (note the dragon on his horse’s caparison– yes i looked it up that’s what they call that fancy blanket. also note the dragon on his helm, very similar to rhaegar’s helm in the top pic)


Medieval Feasting

Meals and Courses

The first meal of the day was breakfast, which took place whenever you woke up. Breakfast wasn’t a formal meal and mostly consisted of people eating a few bites before heading out to the fields. Normal breakfast foods were leftovers, sop (bread dipped in milk, ale, wine, or water), and fish (in England).

The first official meal of the day was dinner, which took place from 10 am-12 pm. The second meal of the day was supper, which took place in the evening (Singman and McLean 163). The evening meal was lighter and the time for relaxation; actors, bards, and poets were invited to perform (Bishop 135). Practice varied on which meal was larger. Some laborers had a midday snack of bread and ale and called in noon-shenche or nuncheon, which ultimately gave way to luncheon and lunch. The very rich ate a meal after supper called rear-supper, or, in modern parlance, late night fridge raid.

Ordinary people ate all their food at once. If you were rich, you could afford to have it served in courses. The more courses you had, the wealthier you were. Joffrey’s all-day, seventy-seven course wedding feast in A Storm of Swords is improbable, as most dinners or suppers had four to six courses, not including dishes between courses, which were called entrements or subtleties and more designed for the eye than the mouth (more on them later) (Singman and McLean 163). Most dinners also only lasted about two hours (Mortimer 181). Unlike today, courses went from heaviest to lightest. The first course was the main dish (usually a red meat of some kind) and the dishes following were salads, finger food, or pastries. Sometimes you were only served the main course and the later courses were only for rich or distinguished guests (Singman and McLean 163-4). In 1363, Edward III decreed lords could only have five courses per meal, gentlemen could have three, and grooms could have two (Mortimer 180).

Table Settings & Dining Hall

Most dining halls were actually multipurpose rooms used for all main activities, such as holding court, dancing, etc. Dining tables were long boards set on trestles that could be removed at a moment’s notice (S & M 166). In wealthier households, nobles had contraptions that would raise the tables from a lower level or lower them from a higher level when they were needed (Lacroix 176).

The table was first covered with a tablecloth, then with towels or napkins. In poorer houses they were made of hemp or canvas. Yeomen, merchants, skilled workers, and franklins were likely to use white linen. The richest used silk. People sat on wood stools which sometimes had cushions on them.

The place settings were not elaborate: a napkin, a trencher, a bowl, a cup, and a spoon. Rich houses could afford silver and glass place settings. The poor used wood and ceramics. Pewter served as a middle ground. There were no knives at the place setting because most people had their own eating knife that they brought with them (S & M 166). Knives were single-edged, pointed (they had to spear as well as cut), and smaller than its lethal counterpart the dagger.

Spoons were provided by most households. They were made of wood (boxwood, juniper, popular), bone, horn, pewter, latten (copper and zinc alloy), silver, or gold. They were usually 6-7 in. long. Travelers used a folding spoon, which was hinged in the middle to save space. Forks would not become vogue until the 1600s (S & M 167). During the fourteenth century, the Avignon pope had a few forks made of gold and crystal (Bishop 134).

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Nocturnal Bloodlust from SHOXX Poster Magazine #7 [HD scans]

This magazine also included some personal data of our beloved members ^^

The only thing i understood was their weight, height and their favorite brand of clothing/accessories.


- [weight and height] - it was not written

-[favorite brand]- HYSTERIC GLAMOUR


- [weight]- 53-55 kg

-[height]-170 cm

-[favorite brand]- Caparison (japan-based guitar manufacturers) lol as expected of cazqui XD


- [weight]- 58 kg

-[height]-176 cm

-[favorite brand]- Vivienne Westwood 


- [weight]- 55 kg

-[height]-170 cm

-[favorite brand]- Royal Order


- [weight]- 65 kg

-[height]-172 cm

-[favorite brand]- Deal Design

Gold, silver, jewels, purple garments, houses built of marble, groomed estates, pious paintings, caparisoned steeds, and other things of this kind offer a mutable and superficial pleasure; books give delight to the very marrow of one’s bones. They speak to us, consult with us and join with us in a living and intense intimacy.
—  Petrarch

xenzen-thewholeshebang  asked:

Do you know who actually painted the heraldry on shields and/or armor? (I'm not certain armor was painted for any reason other than to prevent rust, but I could be wrong.)

This turned into a far longer reply than you were probably expecting - or, knowing me, maybe not… :-) but I hope it helps answer the question!

“Who did the painting” is something I’d never thought about. @dduane is acquainted with Alastair Bruce, Fitzalan Pursuivant Extraordinary at the College of Arms, who should know the proper answer. I’ll get her to ask and meanwhile, I’ll guesstimate.

As far as I know there wasn’t an official “Guild of Heraldic Painters”, though I could be wrong, there were guilds for so many things, and they may have had a less-obvious period name. It’s likely that anyone doing this sort of work would either consult with a professional herald or have access to a list of who was already using what symbols, patterns, colours etc., since getting your knuckles rapped in the Middle Ages could involve a big hammer.

A country knight probably gave the job to anyone good with a paintbrush – his priest, maybe, or the man who painted the local tavern sign – but great magnates like the Earl of Warwick, Duke of Gloucester, Earl of March and so on may have had an arts-and-crafts section. (Badges were embroidered and cast in metal as well as painted.) This section would maintain the accurate appearance of their principal “brand and logo” (Bear And Ragged Staff, White Boar, Sun In Splendour etc.) as worn on the livery of their retinue.

Warwick himself had an impressively elaborate coat of arms, reflecting a family history of marriages, alliances and titles, but as portrayed in the Rous Roll with his wife Anne Beauchamp, he’s using the much less complicated arms of the Earldom of Salisbury.

Heather Child (“Heraldic Design” © 1963), says that coat of arms were first used by the great nobility, but by the thirteenth century were commonly used by lesser nobility, knights and gentlemen. Less than a century later it had been established in law that no man could use another’s arms, while Royal command prohibited the wearing of arms without proper authority. Even then, it wasn’t until 1484 that Richard III established the College of Heralds.

In “The Complete Book of Heraldry” (© Anness Publishing Ltd 2002), Stephen Slater quotes the Anglo-Norman poet Robert Wace, who claimed that “at Hastings, the Normans had made cognizances is so that one Norman could recognise another.” I’m not so sure.

There’s no rhyme or reason to the shield crests in the Tapestry, which makes me think they were no more than patterns and images the wearer liked, rather than identification heraldry. Duke William famously had to raise or remove his helmet to counter a rumour he’d been killed (on the left, shown complete with the label “Hic est Dux Willem” - Here is Duke William.)

Once heraldry was established as a military and social skill, illustrations in manuscripts (here the German “Codex Manesse”, early 1300s) could look like this…

…and interested readers would have been expected to recognise each coat of arms, blazon them properly (i.e. describe them in correct technical language, so that anyone who had never seen a particular coat of arms would know exactly what it looked like) name every combatant in the picture and quite possibly give their tournament scores as well… 

Here’s an interesting detail from another illustration:

I’m guessing, but I think the paint used for the crests on shield and helmet contained real silver, which would have looked impressive when new but has tarnished down to grey. The smaller crests on surcoat and horse-caparison were just white paint, and have stayed that way.

Mail was essentially self-cleaning in use, since the rings scrubbed together as the wearer moved, but plate armour would indeed have been painted as rust protection as well as decoration. It was also painted with oil then heated, a process like seasoning a cast iron pan and creating the same sort of protective layer. Painting and “seasoning” was often done rough from the hammer, not polished smooth, since the “keyed” surface helped the oil or paint stick in place.

I’ve written already that the “knights in shining armour” concept was Victorian rather than mediaeval. Many armours displayed in museums are missing their engraved details because of overenthusiastic polishing in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Period illustrations do show “white harness” as it was called (polishing gave idle squires something to keep them out of mischief)…

…but just as often plate armour is shown in shades of dark blue and even black, with painted highlights to show it was meant to be a polished surface.

This painting, from a box of wargaming figures, gives a modern version of what  the dark armour might have looked like. An army made up entirely of Darth Vaders.

“There were no trumpets, no gladsome shouts of welcome, nothing but the smell of tar, the thump of ropes, and the raw voices of seamen crying, ‘Landing! Tie her!’

For years Mary had imagined landing in Scotland as an adult queen returning to her childhood home. She and François together, of course, standing at the rail, seeing a great company of mounted councilmen awaiting them, silken banners flying, caparisoned horses gleaming, heralds shouting their trumpets, crowds cheering.”

- Mary Stuart’s arrival in Scotland after the death of François II, from Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles by Margaret George


100 things that you did not know about Africa - Nos.26 - 50

26. West Africa had walled towns and cities in the pre-colonial period. Winwood Reade, an English historian visited West Africa in the nineteenth century and commented that: “There are … thousands of large walled cities resembling those of Europe in the Middle Ages, or of ancient Greece.”

27. Lord Lugard, an English official, estimated in 1904 that there were 170 walled towns still in existence in the whole of just the Kano province of northern Nigeria.

28. Cheques are not quite as new an invention as we were led to believe. In the tenth century, an Arab geographer, Ibn Haukal, visited a fringe region of Ancient Ghana. Writing in 951 AD, he told of a cheque for 42,000 golden dinars written to a merchant in the city of Audoghast by his partner in Sidjilmessa.

29. Ibn Haukal, writing in 951 AD, informs us that the King of Ghana was “the richest king on the face of the earth” whose pre-eminence was due to the quantity of gold nuggets that had been amassed by the himself and by his predecessors.

30. The Nigerian city of Ile-Ife was paved in 1000 AD on the orders of a female ruler with decorations that originated in Ancient America. Naturally, no-one wants to explain how this took place approximately 500 years before the time of Christopher Columbus!

31. West Africa had bling culture in 1067 AD. One source mentions that when the Emperor of Ghana gives audience to his people: “he sits in a pavilion around which stand his horses caparisoned in cloth of gold: behind him stand ten pages holding shields and gold-mounted swords: and on his right hand are the sons of the princes of his empire, splendidly clad and with gold plaited into their hair … The gate of the chamber is guarded by dogs of an excellent breed … they wear collars of gold and silver.”

32. Glass windows existed at that time. The residence of the Ghanaian Emperor in 1116 AD was: “A well-built castle, thoroughly fortified, decorated inside with sculptures and pictures, and having glass windows.”

33. The Grand Mosque in the Malian city of Djenné, described as “the largest adobe [clay] building in the world”, was first raised in 1204 AD. It was built on a square plan where each side is 56 metres in length. It has three large towers on one side, each with projecting wooden buttresses.

34. One of the great achievements of the Yoruba was their urban culture. “By the year A.D. 1300,” says a modern scholar, “the Yoruba people built numerous walled cities surrounded by farms”. The cities were Owu, Oyo, Ijebu, Ijesa, Ketu, Popo, Egba, Sabe, Dassa, Egbado, Igbomina, the sixteen Ekiti principalities, Owo and Ondo.

35. Yoruba metal art of the mediaeval period was of world class. One scholar wrote that Yoruba art “would stand comparison with anything which Ancient Egypt, Classical Greece and Rome, or Renaissance Europe had to offer.”

36. In the Malian city of Gao stands the Mausoleum of Askia the Great, a weird sixteenth century edifice that resembles a step pyramid.

37. Thousands of mediaeval tumuli have been found across West Africa. Nearly 7,000 were discovered in north-west Senegal alone spread over nearly 1,500 sites. They were probably built between 1000 and 1300 AD.

38. Excavations at the Malian city of Gao carried out by Cambridge University revealed glass windows. One of the finds was entitled: “Fragments of alabaster window surrounds and a piece of pink window glass, Gao 10th – 14th century.”

39. In 1999 the BBC produced a television series entitled Millennium. The programme devoted to the fourteenth century opens with the following disclosure: “In the fourteenth century, the century of the scythe, natural disasters threatened civilisations with extinction. The Black Death kills more people in Europe, Asia and North Africa than any catastrophe has before. Civilisations which avoid the plague thrive. In West Africa the Empire of Mali becomes the richest in the world.”

40. Malian sailors got to America in 1311 AD, 181 years before Columbus. An Egyptian scholar, Ibn Fadl Al-Umari, published on this sometime around 1342. In the tenth chapter of his book, there is an account of two large maritime voyages ordered by the predecessor of Mansa Musa, a king who inherited the Malian throne in 1312. This mariner king is not named by Al-Umari, but modern writers identify him as Mansa Abubakari II.

41. On a pilgrimage to Mecca in 1324 AD, a Malian ruler, Mansa Musa, brought so much money with him that his visit resulted in the collapse of gold prices in Egypt and Arabia. It took twelve years for the economies of the region to normalise.

42. West African gold mining took place on a vast scale. One modern writer said that: “It is estimated that the total amount of gold mined in West Africa up to 1500 was 3,500 tons, worth more than $­­­­30 billion in today’s market.”

43. The old Malian capital of Niani had a 14th century building called the Hall of Audience. It was an surmounted by a dome, adorned with arabesques of striking colours. The windows of an upper floor were plated with wood and framed in silver; those of a lower floor were plated with wood, framed in gold.

44. Mali in the 14th century was highly urbanised. Sergio Domian, an Italian art and architecture scholar, wrote the following about this period: “Thus was laid the foundation of an urban civilisation. At the height of its power, Mali had at least 400 cities, and the interior of the Niger Delta was very densely populated”.

45. The Malian city of Timbuktu had a 14th century population of 115,000 - 5 times larger than mediaeval London. Mansa Musa, built the Djinguerebere Mosque in the fourteenth century. There was the University Mosque in which 25,000 students studied and the Oratory of Sidi Yayia. There were over 150 Koran schools in which 20,000 children were instructed. London, by contrast, had a total 14th century population of 20,000 people.

46. National Geographic recently described Timbuktu as the Paris of the mediaeval world, on account of its intellectual culture. According to Professor Henry Louis Gates, 25,000 university students studied there.

47. Many old West African families have private library collections that go back hundreds of years. The Mauritanian cities of Chinguetti and Oudane have a total of 3,450 hand written mediaeval books. There may be another 6,000 books still surviving in the other city of Walata. Some date back to the 8th century AD. There are 11,000 books in private collections in Niger. Finally, in Timbuktu, Mali, there are about 700,000 surviving books.

48. A collection of one thousand six hundred books was considered a small library for a West African scholar of the 16th century. Professor Ahmed Baba of Timbuktu is recorded as saying that he had the smallest library of any of his friends - he had only 1600 volumes.

49. Concerning these old manuscripts, Michael Palin, in his TV series Sahara, said the imam of Timbuktu “has a collection of scientific texts that clearly show the planets circling the sun. They date back hundreds of years … Its convincing evidence that the scholars of Timbuktu knew a lot more than their counterparts in Europe. In the fifteenth century in Timbuktu the mathematicians knew about the rotation of the planets, knew about the details of the eclipse, they knew things which we had to wait for 150 almost 200 years to know in Europe when Galileo and Copernicus came up with these same calculations and were given a very hard time for it.”

50. The Songhai Empire of 16th century West Africa had a government position called Minister for Etiquette and Protocol.

Part 1. 1-25

Part 2. 26-50

Part 3. 50-75

By Robin Walker 

Robin Walkers book When we ruled is one of the best books Africans and African Diaspora can use firstly as a introduction to African history and secondly a good source to become proficient with precolonial African history.

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The Riderless horse

I have always been fascinated by the funerary practice of the riderless horse, sometimes called a caparisoned horse in reference to the ornamental coverings which decorated a warrior’s mount in and around medieval times. The deceased’s horse accompanies the funeral procession, following closely behind the caisson or hearse. Boots are reversed in the stirrups, supposedly to symbolise their late owner taking one last look back.

It is really impossible to pinpoint exactly where and how this tradition started but something similar can be dated back as far as the times of Genghis Khan. Horses have always shared a special connection with people and so it is quite likely that they have played a role in funerary rituals for as long as they have been domesticated, since around 3000BC.

Some noteworthy individuals to have their horses present at their funerals include those pictured, The Duke of Wellington and Lord Mountbatten as well as all Britain’s past monarchs (Edward VII also had his Jack Russel Caesar in attendance), JFK and Churchill. I know not whether anyone still has a nag around when they’re chucked in the ground but I think I might like to.  

Why Hans is different to other villains, and why Helsa can work.

Hey there. 

So I couldn’t help but notice all the hate on Hans. Like yes, he is a jerk and.. such, but - most people do judge a book by it’s cover, and then will judge a book by it’s story.

Basically I feel he was like that character to contradict all other classic Disney princess movies, but there’s also many reasons why he can still be plausible towards a Frozen sequel.

Out of all the comments I saw, one really did stick out however. It went something like: “When there’s an ugly villain, they’re evil. But when there’s a hot villain, their misunderstood.Not gonna lie. This is somewhat true, BUT, it’s not just that. There’s so many things that actually makes us Helsa shippers and Hans lovers actually love Hans even after what he did. Saying he’s misunderstood is kind of the wrong word to say. As a Hans lover, I will say his actions were evil as well. 

I’m going to go through different Disney villains (maybe compare) and contrast between Hans and them. 

Just going to mention also; I go by accuracy. Mainly historical and time accuracy. I typically don’t ship many crossovers because .. that’s just how I am. (The only crossover pairing I ship is Merricup cause time and movie accuracy somewhat fit, but I’m not going to get into that.)(Also I can talk about myself cause I’m a Helsa shipper and I’m writing this.)(so sorry if I’m rambling sometimes.) My accuracy mainly goes on possibilities between character/villian relationships, after the setting of the movie. Cause if we don’t have time machines in the present, then there couldn’t have been time machines back then. AU’s are possibilities too, but I’m trying to keep it in the universe the movie was based in.

(Everyone should know there’s spoilers in this.)

Now let’s start with the very queen of villans: The evil stepmother queen! (does she even have an actual name?)

Now, this lovely yet despicable lady is jealous of Snowwhite for her beauty, and is desperate to be the most beautiful so she becomes ugly. We should all know this by now.

Something completely off topic to this, that I just really wanna throw in, if she’s second in the beautiful scale, and Snowwhite’s the first.. then there is probably a shit ton of ugly women out there. Cause this queen ain’t that pretty. Well pretty enough to beat the other women. 

Now back to my rant. This chick, like Hans tried to kill a protagonist (hense on tried), BUT they did it for different reasons. Hans wanted to be king, she wanted beauty.

Another thing to compare is that you’re not given much of a backstory to them. Back to the "millions of uglies out there” statement I made. It could have been she killed all women prettier than her to get to second, but we don’t know that. It could also be stated that she wanted to be “Fairest in the kingdom (or land) so it doesn’t range the whole world.

All we know of Hans is that he has 12 older brothers. Nothing said of parent’s and such. Heck, we can’t even be sure if sandwiches ARE his favourite food.

The accuracy I wanna point out with this villain is.. She died. Sure she somewhat succeeded in her plan, but she was even uglier when she died so it kind of cancels itself out. 

Now I’m not saying ship the queen with Snowwhite. I’m sure there are people out there already.. but basically, it wouldn’t be possible to ship them anyways because: 

1. It’d be kind of like incest since she’s Snowwhite stepmother…

2. SHE DIES. I don’t think it’s possible of her coming back from the dead.

Next up we have Lady Tremaine!

Now she doesn’t die, in this type of movie, it’d seem a little off if she did, but again, it’d be weird to ship her and Cinderella together.

Like the stepmother queen from Snowwhite, it’d seem kind of like incest (is incest the word I can even use? Sorry I don’t have a large vocabulary.) And please.. this is not and open invite to just ship them.. it’d be weird. But again, she’s out on the villain x protagonist list. 

Like Hans, she did lock someone in a room, but both Cinderella and Anna get out, with the help of little side kick friends. (In their respected movies, not in the same movie.) Plus in accuracy for time after the setting of the movie, and sequels, Cinderella’s married to the prince and is in love with him, so I don’t think she’d give that up for a women that abused her all her life. And again.. it’d be weird if you did ship them…

How old is she anyways.. like yuck. Make sure the characters you ship are in age range at least.

Now for this lovely lady:

I’ll admit, I haven’t seen the cartoon version of Alice in Wonderland since I was a kid, and when I tried to re-watch it, it was really boring, so I can’t make any large judgements on her. I might have to base my compare and contrast between Hans with this version of her, because this one is basically a sequel to the cartoon:

In what I interpreted from this queen, is that she’s trying to kill the protagonist because in the prophecy, Alice is said to lead the Queen of hearts to her inevitable downfall. So unlike Hans, she tries to kill the protagonist/deutagonist who can take the crown away from her. In Hans’ case, it’s opposite, because killing the deutagonst is what could give him the crown. 

In her case, she gets banished at the end of the movie, so I highly doubt she could have any relationships with the Alice. Again.. it’d be a little weird. Plus I think it was referred to a romance or attraction between Alice and the Mad hatter soooo..

( can’t actually remember which orders the movies went in, soo I’ll just go at my own pace.) 

Now theres this guy: 

Now, I don’t remember the Black Cauldron that well. I’m pretty sure this guy dies though. Plus I can’t remember the reason why he kidnaps the princess. 

BUT unlike Hans, he does kill someone… off screen.. but he still kills someone. (Out of what I’ve heard)  So again, it doesn’t give much of a backstory as to why he’s so evil. At least I can’t remember if there was. (if there was, can someone please tell me?) So possibilities of a relationship between this handsome fellow with, not the protagonist, maybe the princess, is dwindling into single digits now. Plus if he supposedly dies, and the protagonist and princess end up together, It’s definitely inaccurate for a timeline after the setting of the movie.

Plus in age difference .. the protagonists are really young.. so ew.

Next we come to, one of my personal favourites:

When it comes to the group of villains. I see her being the "Queen” or leader of the group. I’m not the only one who thinks that right?

Like Hans again, a backstory isn’t actually given for her. Why does she want Aurora dead? Does she despise the king and queen for some reason?

I’m hoping the new live action movie with Angeline Jolie will give some insight. But like most villains of pure evil, she dies. And of course by Prince Phillip. So accuracy of a shipment, wouldn’t really work.

Next we come to this.. fellow: 

Now, I’ve always wanted to point this out; WHY do these types of characters/villians always presume that if they kill the person the protagonist is in love with, they’ll win the protagonist in the end. Seriously Gaston. If you honestly thought that killing Beast (Adam) would make Belle be with you.. you’re waaayyy off there buddy. You kill Beast, Belle kills you. ‘Nuff said.

Back to the point… The caparison(s) you can have between Hans and Gaston is that:

1: They’re both handsome ( Gaston isn’t that good-looking in my opinion, like sure he’s not ugly, but I’m sure in the time the movie is based in he’s the most damn thing there is.)

2: They’re not known to be the antagonist until certain points in the movie.

So in most cases, Gaston could be shipped with belle, except, he dies.

Well.. we presume he’d dead. Cause he fell from great height, and skulls were in his eyes demonstrating he’s pretty much dead when he falls. But there is a river, so we can’t be sure if he does survive. However, if he did (which I highly doubt he could have), Belle would already be married to Adam, and so his point of being the villain is pretty much tarnished.

And if he’s dead. then he’s dead. Done there. So possibilities aren’t possible.

Now we come to the witch of the sea:

Ursula, as epic as she is, possibilities aren’t accurate. One thing.. she dies too.

Like Hans, she pursues the protagonist (Ariel for Ursula, Anna for Hans) to become the ruler. Both being unsuccessful in the end. 

But again, like most villains, a backstory isn’t really given for Ursula. In the movie, it is said that she used to work in the palace, but what exactly did she do to get kicked out? Again like Hans, why does she want the throne?

Plus, Ariel desperately wanting to be with a human is pretty much the whole point of the movie, so if a shipping (ew cause Ursula is probably how old?..) of Ursula and Ariel is out there.. it’d be really inaccurate towards the setting of the movie.

And since she dies in the end, no possibilities can really be thought of.

Yet another villain who wants the throne. I’m pretty sure by now that this “throne stealing business” isn’t a very rare motive.

Now I’ve seen the actual Movie Aladdin, but I haven’t seen any of the sequels. (Such as the Return of Jafar) so I’m not particularly sure what really happens to him, except that he turned himself into a genie. Still, possibilities of him in a relationship with any character isn’t very possible. Plus he’s old. Ew. (well old enough) 

And Aladdin and Jasmine get married, so that’s that.

Now I’m going to just go swiftly through with 2 villains, that easily wouldn’t be possible:

These 2 gentleman both do something in common. They’re both after something, and have to attack/kill specific people to do it. Shan Yu does kill, however Radcliffe only injures one of Pocahontas’ people, but was manipulating his men into thinking they were the good guys.

So Hans can compare to Radcliffe, since they both manipulated people around them.

Now Shan Yu dies. We should all know this, but I’m not sure of Radcliffe. I’ve never seen the second Pocahontas, so I’m not exactly sure about him being the villain in the second one also, and what comes of him. But I’m pretty sure Pocahontas ends up with John Wolfe, not John Smith.. I think… Yeah I can’t pose opinions based on both. But I will say, no possibilities with Radcliffe. It just wouldn’t work.

Next we come to Dr. Facilier. What I got from his character is that he has a debt, and we don’t actually know why. In my opinion, I think it was because he was suppose to die in the past, but his “friends on the other side” made him a deal, that he’s desperately trying to repay. His debt he has to pay by keeping himself alive, I interpreted from when he got pulled into his “grave”. It just seems logical that he’d be dead after Tiana breaks the voodoo what’s it called. Him paying with actual money, I’m not sure about though.

Like Hans he has to keep changing his plan of action throughout the film. But in the end, he still dies, And Tiana gets with Naveen so no accurate possibilities for this villain in the end.

I just realized I almost forgot someone. He’s quite important.

I’ll point out now, the only possible shipments with him that could seem logical, is probably him *tries to hold back vomit*.. and Esmerelda. 

I’m totally against this though cause he’s killed many of her people, so highly doubt she’d get with him. Plus look at him? He’s like what? 60? That’s so gross! 

His comparison to Hans is that they both pursued a female character. Except, Hans does it for the throne, … Frolo does it for sex and companionship. 

I remember seeing a tumblr post that was funny, it was like him singing Hellfire, and someone was like; “That’s the most dramatic boner ever." 

And again. He dies. No accurate possibilities after the setting of the movie.

(ow my neck hurts)

Now we’ve come to this lovely lady:

Obvious things I’ll point out:

1. She’s like.. centuries old. So ew…  She may look young, but that doesn’t count. Plus even if Rapunzel did stay with her, Rapunzel still ages, so I’m not sure how they’d get around her inevitable death once she becomes old. Healing herself would be a pain cause I don’t think Rapunzel would want to keep living for centuries in a tower.

2. She never even cared about Rapunzel. She only ever cared about the hair. You can notice this cause Mother Gothel only pets Rapunzels hair, kisses her hair, and only ever pays attention to her hair. Gothel probably only ever hears the hair talking whenever Rapunzel opens her mouth.

3. SHE DIES. I’m going to exaggerate this statement for most villains. She falls out of the tower turning into dust all the way down cause that’s how old she is.No possibilities can be made after that.

And since Rapunzel saves Eugene, and finds her real family. AND they get married in a short film, it’s pretty much set in stone.

Now let’s have Mord'u in there. He is a villain after all:

Prince form:

Bear form:

Now, there’s no way any possibilities could happen. He turned himself into a bear, probably killed everyone in his kingdom, so he can’t really mend his bond to change back. His death was pretty much inevitable. Him being the willow-o-wisps leading Merida to figure out the truth, and his bear form going after her would connect because both sides know he’s going to die. Or needs to. His bear side would go after her because he knows she’s the one to stop him, will-o-wisps lead her away from his bear form.  (hopefully I’m making sense..) 

Possibilities are highly unlikely. He’s a bear. And again he dies.

So finally.. I come to my conclusion.

Throughout this whole thing I wrote, whoever actually read through it all (I salute you person), you’re probably saying: ”Okay Alanna.. you just made Hans sound like an even worse person.

Exactly. I want to bring back to the comment I stated in the beginning. 

All these villains are evil. Hans can compare to them in so many ways. So even us Helsa shippers and Hans lovers can’t say he’s misunderstood.

His actions were indeed evil.

Like many villains I explained, some don’t have a 'set-in-stone’ backstory, including Hans. However, the difference with him and them, is that his actions and true personality was caused from his lack of love in his life. Even the director, Jennifer Lee states this, so it’s set in stone. He may think the way to win him love, is to become a king. Prove himself to his family most likely, and have the loyalty and love from the citizens. It’s not thrown in there, that what he actually needs is just love from someone. And who would be better than Elsa? The snow queen herself, that he did most wrong to? 

Plus if you think about it, if he never existed, nothing would have come out right. Is Anna wasn’t asked to be married, she wouldn’t have pushed Elsa to release her powers, Elsa wouldn’t have made Olaf, Anna wouldn’t have met Kristoff ad Sven. And the gates would still be closed, with Elsa hiding in her room terrified of her powers. 

And the fact that he’s actually such a dorky person, is probably something to look at too. In love is an open door, I highly doubt anyone would fake being that dorky. 

And with my accuracy theories, Hans would work very well, especially with Elsa.

1. He’s 23 years old, and she’s 21. BAM.

2. Throughout the move I think it’s referenced to them being a possibility, kinda to throw people off from him being the villain. But I still think that attraction is there. And How exactly do they bring her back to Arendelle? Hans most likely carried her. And best yet. She woke up with a Blanket on her, so my feels are showing.

3. HE DOES NOT DIE. Even throughout the movie, deaths were possible, so unlike Cinderella, he could have died, BUT HE DIDN’T. So that’s why it’s accurate for after the setting of the film, because there’s that possibility. They didn’t kill him off? So why? Why didn’t they? Even after his actions?

I will throw out my own opinion though regarding some Iceburns fan fiction.

The kind where the Southern Isles send him back to receive punishment from Elsa, depending what she feels is fit for him, is really good, but I don’t like reactions you tend to give Anna. Like Anna clearly doesn’t seem like the kind of person that would scream and throw things around cause Hans is back in Arendelle. Sure she could be a little worried and angry, but seriously, Anna doesn’t seem like that kind of person. I’d see it more as she’d be worried and angry, but she’d at least trust in her sisters judgement. Plus Hans is smart, he should know that doing anything would'nt really benefit him after that point.

I’d also like to point out that if they did make a sequel to Frozen, it’d seem a little off if a new prince was made for Elsa. (Cause that’s probably why they’d make a sequel.) Sure Hans was the villain in Frozen, but in a sequel, it’s possible for him to to be. 

And I will put it simply, since we don’t know his full backstory except for his lack of love, He’s still human. So he can fall in love.

That’s why there are Helsa shippers, cause there’s so many possibilities, that are accurate too! Even after the setting of Frozen.

So that was my rant. 

Hans is cold. But he’s still human.

He needs someone to thaw his heart, and who else would be perfect for that than the Snow Queen herself?

Okay, I’m done. If someone actually read through all this. You deserve an applause:

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Thanks for reading, hopefully I didn’t miss anything. Don’t send me hate messages please.


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