Oh, I just remembered the topic I came up with right before the last thread died...
So, whenever someone brings up the canoe scene and goes down the route of "Elsa shouldn't have tossed Anna down a hill and they should've faced Nokk together," people always counter with "But if Anna was there, she'd either distract Elsa or drown or something. At best, she'd realize she can't continue the journey with Elsa and stay behind voluntarily. She'd be completely useless." But I realized, there's an easy, realistic, entertaining, and satisfying way to include Anna in this sequence AND make her not useless in it.
>Elsa, Anna, and Olaf are on the beach.
>Elsa tells them to stay put while she tests out the waters.
>Basically the same as in the movie. Elsa fails a few times, but as she's about to head back to talk with Anna and Olaf, Nokk attacks her.
>Anna and Olaf worry and want to do something, but know they'd be no help out in the waves.
>As she watches Elsa fight for her life, Anna registers that she's fighting Nokk in his domain.
>"ELSA! IT'S THE *WATER* SPIRIT! YOU CAN'T BEAT HIM OUT THERE!"
>Elsa manages to fend Nokk off long enough to make her way back to shore.
>Anna tells her they need to get Nokk onto dry land so they have an advantage.
>As Anna and Elsa prepare to fight, Olaf does something to lure Nokk onto the beach.
>As soon as Nokk is on land, Anna and Elsa hit him with everything they've got. Elsa's magic is much more effective now that Nokk doesn't have an ocean to disperse into. Anna sets off a few makeshift traps she threw together, perhaps even setting off a landslide that turns Nokk into a much more vulnerable muddy form. Maybe Olaf does something funny that helps take him out.
>With Nokk worn out, Elsa is able to properly freeze and tame him.
>Nokk is defeated. The Dark Sea is calmed. Elsa, Anna, and Olaf are all able to ride Nokk across the sea to Ahtohallan.
There. Fuck Jen Lee.