Pardon me for budding in on a thread which is already 117 posts long.>>84434861
This anon gets it.>>84434890
You sort of have a point there, Anon. You aren't wrong -- just kind of not entirely right either. There are such things as non-blood-derived monarchs such as King Leopold of Denmark who was a democratically elected liege.
We are not privy to all of the details of his plan, just the princess-murdering parts. We also are not read a copy of the Arendale constitution if there even is such a thing. My best guess is that Hans was planning to marry one sister or the other, spend a year unifying the two kingdoms, push through a law which solidifies his right to rule if he becomes the only surviving member of the Arendale royal family, and then do his lady killer thing. Elsa's revelation of supernatural powers forced him to improvise and move a lot faster.>>84435038
A regent character would make logical sense, but it would make terrible story sense. What would be the point of having such a character in the plot? A regent would provide no source of tension for the protagonists nor a means for their story arcs to develop. A regent would only be there to make the plot murkier. Also, the cast was already sort of large for a kid's movie, so characters should have been cut, not added.