completely flawless in every way

I honestly don’t understand why Aqua is such a popular character.

I’ve only seen her as is in Birth By Sleep. I’ve played Terras whole route, and I’m about halfway through on Aquas route. She seems like a complete mary sue - flawless in every way, unable to do anything wrong. She has no real character - no weaknesses, internal struggles or restrictions on what she can or can’t do. She only has strengths - she is pure from dark, very skilled as a keyblade user, she is able to correctly judge people based on their first impression and always does the right thing.

She is completely fucking flat and uninteresting, yet people absolutely love her?? I really don’t understand. 

Theme of Flaws in Frozen

With a song like “Fixer Upper” included in the soundtrack of Frozen, it’s obvious that another important theme in the movie is flaws, and showing that no person is 100% perfect.

Speaking of the song, let’s start with Kristoff. In “Fixer Upper,” the trolls point out Kristoff’s flaws and all of the things that are wrong with him (though I think most of them are more or less the trolls’ way of teasing him).

To me, the only real flaw mentioned is the one of “though we know he washes well, he always ends up sort of smelly” (referring to the fact that Kristoff does not have the best of hygiene, and this is also shown in the unsanitary way he shares carrots with Sven).

Outside of that, however, we see that Kristoff can be very selfish, lazy, and grumpy. This whole song is quite ironic because it is the trolls’ way of pushing him together with Anna, but it’s not a typical sweet, romantic song.

But still, it goes to explain that this is the real deal with Kristoff. They are saying he is not perfect, and that no one is. Even our flaws make us who we are, and they are what make us all unique.

Anna seems to tie in with Kristoff in terms of having noticeable flaws. While Anna has many quirks that do not make her a typical, ladylike princess, a major flaw of her character is her naïveté. This stems from her limited contact with people since childhood, and it comes into play when she hastily accepts Hans’s impulsive proposal of marriage.

This moment also displays how rash, impetuous, and impractical Anna can be. Because Hans looks and acts just like a fairy tale prince who has come to reality, she immediately trusts him and decides to marry him without considering the consequences or even questioning his motives since they hardly know each other. She naïvely and stubbornly believes that he is her “true love.”

However, when Hans reveals his true nature to her, Anna harshly realizes that her decision and actions were a huge, foolish mistake.

With Elsa, in contrast to Anna, she does not appear to have flaws or quirks. She tries to act like a proper queen, with great experience in grace, poise, reservation, and being calm and practical in situations.

But a lot of what is seen on the outside is masking her true self. Elsa’s major character flaw is being overly terrified of harming people and her unwillingness to confront any chaos she creates with her magic. Since she doesn’t have the answer in confronting her problems, she just thinks that running away is the only way to deal with them.

This is proven once she accidentally releases her powers at the party, since she bolts for the door and runs outside. After she accidentally causes more chaos, all Elsa does is run away to the mountain. Then when Anna finds her in the mountains, Elsa still refuses to return since she believes she cannot remove the winter, then becomes more adamant to be left alone after she strikes Anna in the heart.

Elsa is very misunderstood and unfairly misjudged as a monster after her powers are revealed. Although she never means to cause any harm she creates, the only major time she acts as an antagonist is when the Duke’s thugs provoke her into fighting back. She gets so carried away in what she is doing that she nearly kills one of them by trying to send him off of her balcony. Only when Hans calls to her and tells her not to be the monster people believe she is, Elsa calms down and finally consciously realizes what she had almost done.

Out of the four main characters, Hans could be considered the most flawed person of all. In the beginning, to Anna especially, he appears to be an ideal prince: noble, respectful, polite, handsome, and in all, completely flawless and perfect in every way.

However, the fact that he seems to be TOO perfect can make his motives questionable, especially to people like Elsa and Kristoff, whom Hans never even meets in person. Because everyone has flaws and no one is perfect, a character like Hans would be very suspicious to me. The fact that he acts overly good clearly indicates that he is hiding something, namely something bad about himself.

Well, as we find out later, he HAS been concealing his true self! Hans is truly is nothing more than a fast-talking, manipulating, ruthless, sadistic con artist who will stop at nothing to be king, even by committing murder.

In strong contrast to Hans and who he really is, Kristoff and Elsa initially put on acts of being cold and uncaring, but they are actually very good and caring people. (Despite her own flaws, Anna never hides who she really is.) So the fact that Hans fits the bill of not at all being who he appears to be makes him the most flawed person in the entire movie. 

What I like most about this theme is how it is portrayed in Frozen. Fairy tales don’t always emphasize practical material like this, so it’s enjoyable to see because it shows how real and relatable these characters are. The world isn’t perfect and everyone has flaws, but unlike people like Hans, flaws do not mean that (all) people are bad. Even with good qualities and whatever flaws people have, they can still make us good and likable.