Alternate Universes, Crossovers, and… Incest?

So.

I love Frozen, like almost every other person in the world except for that guy who got served divorced papers from his wife. It came out at the end of last year and I still listen to the songs. I still read fanfiction about it (and found some… unique things, but more on that later). I love seeing how people interpret Elsa and Anna and the whole motley crew.

And while the flurries about it have died down a bit, I recently stumbled upon an Alternate Universe (or AU) version of Frozen. Apparently it started up earlier this year. (Shows how much I’m on the internet for fun these days.)

Anyway, in this particular AU, they decided to reverse Elsa’s powers. Instead of the Snow Queen, she’s the Fire Queen. And I must say I really love this idea. I mean, the pictures people come up with are gorgeous!

By kristoffbjorgman, Tumblr
By kristoffbjorgman, Tumblr

Pretty, right?

Yes. Yes, it is.

I always liked the idea of AUs. The taking of a ‘normal’ universe and turning it on its head. After all, Elsa in Frozen is the Snow Queen. It’s the norm for her universe, she’s born with this special power and (she used to think) cursed with it. It’s set up beautifully throughout the story, culminating with a I-really-don’t-give-a-damn attitude by singing “Let It Go” and then really REALLY caring by the end because she thought she froze her little sister… because she actually DID freeze her little sister. (Give a round for Anna, people, she was also a great character.)

But to give her a completely new set of powers? Fire powers, no less. That’s kind-of perfect. Instead of freezing her little sister, she would burn her? Instead of covering Arendelle in snow, she would set it aflame? Would she still be misunderstood or become a fully-fledged villain? (I’m thinking the fiery eyes, a devil-may-care attitude, burning everything in sight, not because of an accident but ruthlessly because she’s been locked up for so long kind of villain.)

It’s got some amazing potential. And I really really like it.

Another interesting thing I found whilst clicking through Tumblr is a combination of popular movies (sometimes called the Big Five or the Big Six). Apparently people love combining The Rise of the Guardians, Brave, Tangled, and How To Train Your Dragon (and now Frozen), in one big giant crossover. Which is also awesome.

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I was so interested I decided to search it on FanFiction.net and lo and behold, there were stories about them too! The Rise of the Brave Frozen Tangled Dragons is one in particular. The crossovers are fun to read, to see how they combine storylines and characters. Paring is especially popular (Elsa/Jack Frost; Rapunzel/Hiccup), but the general adventures are fun to read about, too.

As I was looking through the crossovers and AU fanfiction though, I found something a little unique. Apparently there’s quite a trend going around concerning Esla and Anna… an incest kind of trend. Yes, that’s right, Elsa and Anna getting it on. Sexually. And it’s extraordinarily popular. I don’t know when it started, but I’m not going to judge (even though it’s not my cup of tea).

But if Elsa (or Anna) falls in love with a woman, I’d like it to be with… well… not each other.

I did find a femslash with Elsa and Merida (from Brave) that’s turning out to be a promising read and there’s a few original characters that she falls in love with, too, which is always interesting.

I hope more blossom up – I’m even considering writing one, kind-of stoked about it actually, but I’ll post more about it once I actually upload it to my FF.net site. My name’s SerenityQuill if you’d like to take a look at my current work-in-progress.

Hmm, I don’t want to seem like I’m downing the Anna/Elsa relationship. I did read an interesting one concerning Anna as a lowly servant and Elsa being Queen, but they had never met and weren’t sisters, so it was quite different. Incest wasn’t such a big deal back in the day, but in modern society it’s frowned upon. And yet, it crops up in modern fanfiction. I also find it interesting that the one big movie that really showcases the ‘act of true love’ as a sisterly love instead of a romantic one has a trend of sisterly *ahem* love attached to it. As if sisterly love wasn’t enough to fulfill the requirements or something. Or maybe it’s something entirely different that I’m just not seeing…

Thoughts?

Warm regards,
Kellie

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2 thoughts on “Alternate Universes, Crossovers, and… Incest?

  1. I think turning Elsa and Anna’s relationship into something other than sisterly does sort of cheapen the point of the movie, for me anyways. That’s just my opinion, and you must have not perused fanfiction very much when you were younger. I think the HP fanfic community made “Twincest” a thing for our generation (sadly).

    • Thanks for your comment! Yes, it definitely changes the sisterly aspect of the movie quite a bit. I did read fanfiction when I was younger, a lot actually as I also wrote fanfic, but I did stay away from the HP community. I liked the original so much, I didn’t want to read the other versions.

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