Worst Things About Elsa from Frozen

Ugh, Elsa is so overrated. Nobody really sees how terrible she really is. In what way is Elsa annoying?

The Top Ten

1 Her song "Let it Go"

That song is so annoying. I'd rather hear a chorus of boys chant Hairy Baby than that piece of trash.

The stupid song didn't even fit into the story! I mean, if they were to make a song to tell about Elsa moving on- it came too early. And building an ice palace? Did there really have to be a song about that? I'm sorry but Let it Go is treated like something it's not. - AnnaOfArendelle332

Yeah, I'm tired of people claiming her song is a "empowerment" sing when it is about her running away from her problems and not caring about if her people suffers from her actions. Tese Elsa fans who keep blindly defending her actions make me like Elsa less and less. They make me like Anna more and more since they don't pay attention to Anna's suffering and state that everything's her fault.

If she feared hurting people, why didn't she just kill herself instead of running away? At least then she wouldn't have to sing her trashy song.

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2 Runs/hides from problems

How is she supposed to be a role model for depressed/ fearful people? By teaching people to leave their old hometown in destruction to then dress in an off the shoulder dress? We have kids and depressed people looking up to this uncaring, selfish, whiny scumbag! They should look up to optimist Anna!

I have generalized social anxiety and I can't say I relate to Elsa. I know I'm scared, but I don't like running away from my problems because I think it's wimpy. And her "anxiety/depression" is cured with a hug! It's not that easy and anyone with a disorder knows that.

This is why I like Big Hero 6. Instead of running away and singing in the mountains about his problems. Hiro tries to solve and fix them. Elsa just runs of like an 8 year old playing Tag and starts singing to herself alone in the mountains.
Extremely odd way to deal with problems...

I don't get it why people blindly defend her when she wasn't even one of the heroes of Frozen, she opposed the heroes for the most and part and didn't even attempt to fix her problems. People say she had character development? I beg to differ. She still is that scared girl from her childhood, even after Let It Go.

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3 Blaming Anna for the Storm she could've prevented.

This goes out to all the frozen fans. This list is for haters. " meanie heads"? Are you in first grade? - Imyourstalker

Yeah, and even when she learns form Anna that her kingdom is freezing because of her, she still prefers to sit in her castle and let her people freeze to death and leaving to try to solve the problem that she created. So, she lacks responsibility.

ElsaHating meanie heads?! Elsa haters are the good guys!


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4 Her fanbase

Oh dear God, her fanbase. I don't care if you like Elsa, but I DO care if you shove it in my face that you think she's this flawless goddess (and for the record, THE ENTIRE POINT OF HER CHARACTER IS THAT SHE'S FLAWED). Look, I don't like Elsa at all, but I do see why people like her. She is relatable to a lot of people and I'm not going to take that away from you. Just because I dislike her doesn't mean you have to share that opinion. But that works both ways, so the fact that YOU like her shouldn't mean that I have to like her. And the more you try to prove to me that she's great and I should like her, the more I actually DISLIKE Elsa.

Oh yes, her fanbase. Her fans somehow completely miss the point of why they like Elsa: she has a flawed human character and incredible OP power. She is probably one of the most flawed princesses that Disney might have created. She does wrong to everyone she meets and somehow she is seen as caring. She ditches all her responsibilities exactly when her secret is out and you find out she has a thing for her sister... sorry, wrong movie. She has real life anxiety and how does she solve it? With her complete OP power of course, that she never trained or refined or anything. It just happened to be there. The fanbase will try to give Elsa most if not all of Anna's good points even. So, look fans of Elsa, we get it, you liked the best of Elsa, that doesn't mean that we have to either, we compare it to other things we like and make our own opinions.

Recently I realized it wasn't so much her character that made me dislike Elsa. It was the fans. I don't care if you like Elsa but if she is being criticized and your defense is "she had flaws, like a real human being" I don't want to hear anything about Anna marrying a man she just met or Rapunzel not knowing her mother was abusing her or Merida disobeying her mother. Those are flaws like regular human beings and you can't hate these characters for having flaws and love Elsa because of them. Because you may relate to Elsa, but I relate to Anna and Rapunzel. - AnnaOfArendelle332

If anyone has the right to feel isolated, it's Rapunzel. Also, neither Elsa nor Anna have to do chores nor get insulted/bullied like Rapunzel, Snow White and Cinderella but Elsa might have it harder because of her power, but Anna? What stopped her from sneaking out of the castle when she’s so “brave & adventurous”?

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5 Terrible sister

Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee really are to blame for making our most all time favorite prettiest, sweetest sisters Anna and Elsa separable. What a stupid choice the directors of Frozen made? Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee should've let Anna and Elsa stay inseparable but no instead they chose to tear Anna and Elsa apart.

It's Jennifer Lee's fault for forcing Anna and Elsa apart. Anna and Elsa never ever deserve to be separated.

It's Jennifer Lee's own fault for separating our all time favorite sisters Anna and Elsa From Frozen just because stupid accidents happen. I just wish Anna and Elsa never had to be separable. Jennifer Lee could've let Anna and Elsa stay separable but no instead she chose to make Little Anna jump too fast and end up having brain freeze from Little Elsa's ice powers.

It's literally the beginning of the plot of the entire movie. Calm down. This list is mean, though

I'm looking down at the comments and how people are calling a Anna a terrible sister. Anna is NOT a terrible sister! She died protecting Elsa. She stood up for Elsa. She had Elsa's back. So, no Anna is a better than Elsa, who shut Anna out and emotionally hurt her.

I LIVE WITH SISTERS, they are off to uni, but I know that this is not what a sister would do at this moment try to commincate with the outside world as much as possible not shut the door and tell everyone to fxck off. - Captainderp

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6 Sending a monster after her sister

Why is this 6? This should be 1! She almost KILLS her sister with this monster! And she says "I'm doing this to protect you" Yeah right. If Elsa really DID want to protect Anna, she would have shut herself away until Anna would have given up. She doesn#'t want to hurt her sister yet this is EXACTLY what she does. AND she doesn't care that she created a HUGE blizzard which could have easily killed Anna anyway. I can't stand Elsa. Why do people think she's a great role model? She does nothing but freak out, hide away from her problems and if she can't control her powers then she needs someone to help her. Shutting herself away is not going to solve anything. It makes her look really weak.

I like the movie, but NOT Elsa. If you ask me I think she was TRYING to kill her sister in the movie, and was TOTALLY fake crying. She is such a phony and people only like her because of her dress and "let it go".

Elsa is 5 steps shy of becoming an Evil Queen. She says it's to protect Anna but she prefers to use monsters and magic than to simply say 'NO, you go away'.
Elsa is like a hormone crazy teenager who can't control her anger and anxiety. Anna is the older sister in their relationship.

! I thought I was the only one who thought that was Way messed up!

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7 She's ugly

You can't fault a character for looks, though. That just makes you shallow. Besides, Elsa's overall design is actually quite nice.

It's the extensive focus on her looks- particularly when her features aren't any different from Anna's, save for the eyelashes- that bothers me. A portion of her fans seem to like Elsa because she has a pretty face and a gorgeous gown, but for no other reasons besides that. If you go to these fans and ask them to describe Elsa's character, the first word they'll use is 'gorgeous' or something to that effect. THAT is the problem, not her looks themselves.

I saw a picture of Elsa without makeup, and it was ugly. VERY ugly, because she's ugly with makeup too.

We never see Elsa once without makeup on her face. I saw a video where they removed it and wow, it makes a huge difference just the eye make-up.

God she is so darn ugly. I don't know what it is with disney animations

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8 Lack of love

Haha, prettiest princesses? Are you kidding me? Their faces have the build of cats: giant, unreal eyes, tiny noses, and thin as paper lips. What is up with Disney animation these days?

Time travel deserves to be included in Frozen so Anna and Elsa deserve a chance to travel back in time to fix their past just to prevent anything and anything else bad happening from their past and meet their younger past selves


Anna and Elsa love each other a lot. They never ever hate each other. Jennifer Lee is to blame for choosing to separate our most all time favorite prettiest, sweetest sisters Anna and Elsa. Anna and Elsa's sisterly friendship bond is supposed to be too strong and too hard to break. Jennifer Lee just had to force Anna and Elsa apart. Why can't you Anna and Elsa haters see that? You Anna and Elsa haters are too blind to see that, aren't you? Anna and Elsa never ever deserve to be isolated from each other. Thanks a lot, Jennifer Lee. You already made that choice. Jennifer Lee, you could've let Anna and Elsa stay together but no instead you just had to force them apart after some stupid accident happened.

She loves Anna. Which is REAL love! Not like those stupid princesses who marry a guy they just met, because that is NOT true love.

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9 Being a Disney "Princess" when she's a queen

If frozen is still on the Disney Princess saga, Then, Frozen should've focus on Anna more. Just because their sisters doesn't mean anything. Elsa is a queen and Anna is a princess - MLPFan

I know right! Elsa is a queen, not a princess - EpicJake

True, also being a queen means something more, it means responsibility. And for the most part, she never did show any of it. In fact, it's a miracle how the people of her kingdom didn't need her that much. Her parents must have been great rulers to make a system sustain itself that much in case of their demise.

This confuses me. Some people say "she's a princess! " and others say "no she's a queen, dummy! " I just need to know the right answer. I'm not hating, because I like Frozen, I'm just asking.

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10 Abandoning her kingdom

Most people forgot that Elsa ran away without looking back at all at the chaos she left behind. And that even though Anna told her that the kingdom was freezing to death, she didn't care enough to go back to even check it out or try to stop it.

Elsa is really really really really really really really STUPID!

Man, Elsa would've been better off with more controllable, more stable, tamer powers than with uncontrollable, out of control, unstable, wild powers, right?

The song is annoying, but that's not reason to hate the character. She's supposed to be the queen for everyone's sake and she runs away from it. In my honest opinion, after she ran away, the people should have attempted some sort of coup de'tat and replace the throne with some sort of republic. - MrKorea

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The Contenders

11 She created Olaf the snowman

Yeah, she is basically a god and people are calling her weak and frail and scared like a child. They are even calling her independent but anyone who had her powers or magic, that she was born with, would become an independent ice god.

What's bad about Elsa creating Olaf the snowman? Could anybody tell me? I deserve answers.

To be honest, giving a character the ability to create sentient life (i.E. olaf) puts them on the same tier as a god. I can't think of a single character I like who has that ability and ISN'T outright stated to be a God. It just makes me very uncomfortable if mortals can do that, for some reason.

I really don’t like how Elsa’s abilities are portrayed. What I mean is, she starts out being able to make some snow and she can’t even control enough, hence her hurting Anna. Okay, that’s understandable, she was a child. She grows up not getting any training on how to control it, she’s just instructed to not feel afraid and hide it with her gloves. Then when Anna pulls her gloves off, she accidentally attacks the other characters with her powers THREE TIMES. She still clearly has no idea how to control it. But then in the song she’s able to conjure up a snowman, a staircase, and an entire building, and a huge snowmonster without any issues at all. (she accidentally hits Anna after she manged to build a kingdom without the slightest issue like what) You don’t just magically figure out how to use your powers in one song without even having training. If that were the case, Avatar: The Last Airbender would have only been like two episodes long. It’s a good movie, it just ...more

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12 Not attempting to fix her mistake of freezing Arendelle

She should of tried to save her own kingdom. After all that is where several innocent people including her girlfriend... I mean sister live. - trsryryryry

Yeah, after her sister nearly died. It took a DEATH for her to realize what she did wrong. - AnnaOfArendelle332

This is definitely one of the reasons of why Elsa is such a overrated, and possibly TERRIBLE character. She's so... Dull! She lacks personality! All of these things make her a rock. A simple rock. No personality, AT ALL. Elsa is a ROCK. She deserves to be thrown off a cliff for all I care! - MontyPython

She tried to control her powers so that Arendelle would be thawed! Did you even watch the movie? - Suzerain

"She didn't know how! She said that during the movie. Did you even watch it? - Suzerain"
She knew how, she just ignored the advice from the trolls or going back to them. But even if she didn't know how to stop it, she could have gone back to try, just 15 minutes ago she was using them really well. Also even if she didn't know, she could have made shelters for all the people. Her ice power allowed her to dot hat at least, or help evacuate the people.

I really don’t like how Elsa’s abilities are portrayed.

What I mean is, she starts out being able to make some snow and she can’t even control enough, hence her hurting Anna. Okay, that’s understandable, she was a child.

She grows up not getting any training on how to control it, she’s just instructed to not feel afraid and hide it with her gloves.

Then when Anna pulls her gloves off, she accidentally attacks the other characters with her powers THREE TIMES. She still clearly has no idea how to control it.

But then in the song she’s able to conjure up a snowman, a staircase, and an entire building, and a huge snowmonster without any issues at all. (she accidentally hits Anna after she manged to build a kingdom without the slightest issue like what)

You don’t just magically figure out how to use your powers in one song without even having training. If that were the case, Avatar: The Last Airbender would have only been like two episodes ...more

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13 Frequently depends on her powers, despite fearing them

She completely ignored the advice from the trolls, she never even went back there when they were the only other magical creatures she knew.
Also, you can plainly see that she was using her powers even though she was afraid of them.

Elsa had to work on taming her own powers by controlling her own emotions. Her parents did whatever's best for her and Anna too.

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14 She wouldn't let Hans marry Anna

Hang on, hang on, hang on. Isn't that a good thing? This boy wanted to marry Anna, kill Elsa, and then take over the kingdom. He's like the Voldemort of this movie. I mean, not exactly the biggest fan of Elsa either, but if your sibling came up to you all like, "Hey, I met this guy two hours ago, now I'm gonna marry him. Can we live with you too? " Would YOU be all, "Yeah, sis, of course! " If my little sister did that, I'd find that boy and slap the sense out of him.

Ok, first of all what did you expect from Anna? Her parents died and her sister is a sociopath, she never had anyone in her life to giver her comfort after her parents died or even feel secured. So her falling for Hans, I see as a given, but yes he was also very manipulative. But let's say that Anna was betrothed by her parents. Elsa would feel the same? Maybe not because she loved her parents.
Also, even though Anna marrying Hans would have been the quickest way for her to get Anna away from her and her crazy powers. Why did it matter to her if she was just going to ignore or push her sister away all her life?
Also, what if Anna had shared letters with Hans for months? What if they met only then for the first time, but knew each other by reputation?
The truth is that Elsa was a bit selfish, she didn't want to lose Anna, but didn't want her closer than a wall away, sort of like having a cat. You like to care for the cat but not let it sleep in your bed or eat at the table ...more

Okay, I dislike Elsa, but that was the best decision she made in the entire movie. Why are you faulting her for that?

Hans was a sociopath at best who used Elsa and Anna both as pawns so he could seize power. A marriage to him would be miserable.

Whoa, whoa, whoa! This is a GOOD thing, not a BAD thing! Hans only wanted to marry Anna to take over Arendelle! He also wanted to kill Elsa! But it was funny when Anna punched him in the end of the movie, and he fell in the water!

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15 She's a Mary Sue

Absolutely true. She has this dramatic back story and tries to hard to make the audience feel bad for her. She also has ice magic. But this wouldn't be a problem if the plot pulled it off correctly. But the thing is, it didn't. All that Elsa did was mope, be dramatic, and be stupid with her choices. Like, running away from the kingdom and letting it freeze? How selfish. Also, the song Let it Go. When it was first sung, I was asking myself, "what message are you trying to say to the audience? " That Elsa has left her kingdom behind so that it could be buried under ice and snow, and that she's just "letting it go? " or that she is letting her powers unleash? That she is letting her past go, including her sister, who is a better developed character than her?
That is why I laugh whenever people say Elsa is "beautiful." She is actually ugly. Now, what I mean by this is that she is not ugly on the outside, she is ugly on the inside. She has the looks, but not the personality. Mostly ...more

People call her a badass for not needing a prince. But honestly does she have any friends to begin with? Or anyone interested in her? It seems like she carries her life on her dramatic life on her sleeve and we should all feel sorry for her even though she has a very flawed personality.

Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck should've included in a whole entire magical world for Elsa to live in back then before in the first place just to pull the plot off correctly but they didn't ever even bother to do it like they should've.

16 She only has fans because of her clothes and song

Yes agreed. Nowadays they are socks, mobiles with their stickers in them, and shoes. What even?

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17 Elsa is annoying

She has NO character, not setting an example for Her kingdom, 100% flaw made, liar, run away, horrible singer and evil. Add on to this list!

Well, would you rather hear Elsa speaking in a real, British voice accent? Huh?

Let it Go is the best song ever. What's entirely annoying about her? Huh?

18 She almost kills Anna

She really was wanting to kill her sister because she send this ice monster to kill Anna and she didn't want any one with her so she almost killed her. She didn't only want to kill her sister with a monster she killed her sister because she freezes her heart so what do you think about Elsa

If this wasn�'t a fairy tale, this would have been a story where a selfish sister kills her younger sister, because f her selfishness and stupidity; and she never "comes back to life", because that doesn�'t happen in real life. Anna would have died when the only thing she had done was to help her older sister. Elsa is horrible, a monster, she truly is the "frozen heart" they talk about in the movie, the worst Disney character ever...

19 She's pathetic
20 She's more immature than Anna

She acts like a baby not giving a rat's ass about Anna trekking through the mountains to find her. She just throws Anna out and doesn't care that Anna went through a long, cold, journey in the snow to find her. - SammySpore

Yeah, actually this is one thing I really noticed in the movie, Anna is immature in love, but she is ahead of Elsa in other things like leadership, socializing and problem solving. Elsa on the other hand relies on her powers to solve all her problems.

Oh my god, who on earth is that immature brat on every comment section? 'Cry cry, Elsa is amazing Frozen haterz, like lol. She's a goddess'. O.0

. She's a fictional character - grow up and stop acting like a 9 year old who found the internet.


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