So as it stands now the current predicted team standings are.
Ash Ketchum: Pikachu, Frogadier, Hawlucha, and Flechinder
Clemont: Chespin, Bunnelby, Luxio and Dedenene
Serena: Braxien, Pancham, Ryhorn, and Treecko
So I think Chespin has cemented itself as the marketing…
WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE
Maggie is Pikachu from Pokemon
Lisa is Mikasa from SNK
Bart is Naruto from Naruto
Homer is Zoro from One Piece
Marge is Rangiku from Bleach
Who is Santa’s Little Helper suppose to be?
Haku from Spirited Away
the simpsons are fucking weeaboos
packing for trips.
Before I saw Frozen, I had done some reading and watching of documentaries about people who have committed atrocious acts, most often murder. Several times, the term "sociopath" was mentioned, and I realized how they were defined as such. After I saw Frozen, I thought that Hans could very well have been classified as a sociopath based on the kind of behavior he displayed, which differs than most Disney villains I have ever seen.
Most often today, “sociopath” is generally not defined itself, but referred to in the definition of antisocial personality disorder. People who have this type of personality disorder generally show violation of or disregard for the rights of other people. Some of the most common traits or behavior patterns of a sociopath include the following:
- Skilled acting, especially in deception, manipulation, and charm
- Absence of anxiety and stress
- Can be highly intelligent and cunning
- Incapable of feeling guilt or remorse
- Lack of showing sympathy or empathy for others
- Pathological lying and getting away with it
- Incapable of feeling or expressing love
For Hans, he can very well be defined as a sociopath since all of these traits fit him to a “T.” From the moment we meet him, we see just how good of an actor he is. While he is really nothing more than a cold, calculating, and ruthless prince, he hides his true nature so well with how he manipulates and deceives Anna and the people in Arendelle. Hans knows that princes are expected to be polite, noble, respectful, and kind, so he acts like the complete antithesis of himself in order to make others believe he is who he appears to be. Not to mention that his good looks and charisma are part of what make them fall in his favor.
Many of the other listed sociopathic traits tie in with Hans’s manipulative nature. This includes his high level of cunningness and intelligence, particularly in how there are times when he is able to tell huge lies and avoid suspicion completely. Although he most likely endured neglect and ignorance from his family, some stories he told Anna about his past may have been exaggerated, just so he could keep reeling her in. One of Hans’s most notable lies is when he tells the dignitaries that Anna had died at the hands of Elsa and that they managed to marry before she passed. Not one of them seems to suspect gaps that are apparent in this lie, but perhaps they see that he is too full of “grief” to question him, so they just accept it. This example also brings to my attention that sociopaths don’t feel stress or anxiety in the kind of situations where normal people would have them. This means that lying isn’t a problem for them, as is the said example with Hans, and that they most likely plan things very carefully in order to remain under wraps. They don’t feel or cannot comprehend things like most people.
People who are sociopaths do not care about the differences between right and wrong. If they do wrong, they are incapable of feeling guilt and remorse. This also ties into the fact that they do not sympathize with others. With Hans, we see this when he reveals his true self and whole plan to Anna. As he does, he taunts her for having been so easy to deceive, clearly showing no sympathy for her in the fact that she is dying right in front of him. He does this to Elsa as well: before he tries to kill her, he lies to her that she had caused Anna’s death, and it’s clear that he does not feel sorry for her at all. Then when he raises the sword above his head, there is clearly a smile on his face. Does that (and the scene with Anna) moment show him displaying any feelings of shame, regret, or empathy? I think not. These moments also bring out how arrogant and sadistic Hans can be, which can be found among sociopaths, too.
Since sociopaths do not care about right from wrong, they also do not care about anyone but themselves. They never consider the consequences of their actions unless it benefits them or gets them in trouble with the law. They cary out premeditated acts and make efforts to cover their tracks to avoid getting caught as much as possible; this is also effective in their manipulative natures. For Hans, all he wants is to be king, yet to get what he wants, he knows he has to pretend to be someone he isn’t to avoid suspicion and discovery. Since they don’t care about anyone else, sociopaths are incapable of showing or expressing love to others. We see that with Hans, in how he not-so-subtly reveals to Anna that he never loved her when he says, “If only there was someone out there who loved you.” Of course, since Hans is the youngest of thirteen, he was most likely abused and neglected by his brothers and his parents. I don’t think it’s so difficult to believe it, and it would offer a high explanation on why he cannot love himself. If a child feels unloved, that person, as an adult may spend the rest of their lives trying to gain the love and attention that they didn’t get as a child, even if it means engaging in criminal behaviors.
This all sounds like Hans to me. He is a sociopath, plain and simple, but at one time in his life, he wasn’t. I definitely believe that he grew up feeling angry and jealous that many of his brothers got so much more attention than he did, so it most definitely contributed to the villain he is as an adult. I have to disagree if anyone says that he has good in him or is capable of redemption. All of the gif scenes I chose represent his darkest moments when he reveals his true colors:
- First, he smirks at and breaks Anna by indirectly saying that he never loved her.
- Secondly, he tells her that he preferred to marry Elsa just because she was heir and an easier ticket to gaining control of the kingdom, revealing that Anna was just a second option in his plan
- Thirdly, she falls on the floor as he douses the fire, ignoring her plea to stop, and he insults her by saying that she was “dumb” enough to go after Elsa. This is the only time that he outright insults Anna’s intelligence, and yet it’s like he doesn’t need to. He already is mocking her in how he describes that she was part of his plan, since she was so desperate for love that she was easy to deceive.
- Fourthly, he confidently argues that he has already gotten away with his plan, then he locks the door, preventing her from escaping and leaving her to die on her own (meaning that he tried to indirectly murder her).
- And of course, as he raises his sword over Elsa, he is clearly smiling wickedly, eager that he is getting away with his lie to kill her and will receive praise once his wicked deed is complete.
And so there you have it on all the reasons as to what makes Hans a sociopath. You can also read this major analysis I wrote about him. Although I can’t say Hans is one of my favorite villains because the acts he does are truly evil, he is definitely one of the best and most complex villains that Disney has ever created, and he is definitely part of why I love Frozen so much. :)
Art by H.J. Ford (1907).
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