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Jelsa (also known as Elsack, Icefrost or Jackelsa) is the name given to the pairing of Jack Frost from Rise of the Guardians and Queen Elsa from Frozen. The pairing can be considered an extension of Rise of the Frozen Guardians and Rise of the Brave Tangled Frozen Dragons. It has quickly become one of the most popular pairings in the RotBTD fandom.

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The Jelsa fandom exploded in November shortly after the release of Frozen. Along with the five-way crossover fandom known as the Rise of the Brave Tangled Frozen Dragons, it's part of a new and exciting online fandom for animated films.

Writers often portray that Jack may have saved her with his powers because she was a stillborn as a baby and he felt responsible and watched over her, later falling in love with her. These two characters actually, although on the outside seem to be very different have a lot in common personality-wise. Their sacrifices and love for their younger sisters (Jack died to save his younger sister; Elsa isolated herself to protect her sister whom she cared about even though it was killing her inside; sacrificing some of her childhood, all of her teen’s years, the start of her adult life just to keep Anna and her family safe from herself), their common change hair color (Jack was born with brown hair before becoming “Jack Frost”, while as the producers of Frozen have confirmed if Elsa wasn’t born with her powers, she would have brown hair like her mother), and their loneliness/isolation (Jack was alone for hundreds of years, unable to interact with someone, while that Elsa was isolated in her room, far away from everyone, keeping herself in isolation). They could bond through their mutual cryokinetic abilities, with Jack teaching Elsa how to control and expand her powers. Jack didn’t interact with someone for years; no one could touch him as he was a spirit, whereas Elsa, locked alone for years in her room, refused to let everyone touch her all to protect them. They could find comfort one another knowing they are not alone; to know that there is someone else going through what they are going through. In Frozen II Elsa became the Enchanted Forest's fifth spirit of ice and began to live with its spirits of wind, fire, earth, and water, while Anna became Arendelle's new queen in her sister's place. A bit like how Jack became the fifth Guardian of Childhood, that stands for Fun beside the other Guardians of wonder, hope, memories and dreams, while his little sister continues to live and grow in his former home village. Like Jack, Elsa was also guided by the voice of a deceased family member to discover memories of the past and embrace her true identity. A few fans like to believe that after Elsa's time and transformation in Ahtohallan, she became an immortal like Jack (this, however, has been proven wrong by Frozen II director Jennifer Lee, Elsa is still mortal). Elsa was thawed from the ice that froze her body after the forest's curse was lifted by the dam's destruction; similar to how Jack's spiritual transformation was done within the waters of a cold lake. In their journeys of self-discovery, Jack and Elsa befriended small entities with animalistic traits (Jack with Baby Tooth and Elsa with Bruni). Aside from that, they also encountered non-corporeal shape-shifting entities that would usually resemble horses (Jack with the Nightmares and Elsa with the Nokk). Whilst Elsa had a long mental conflict with fear, Jack fought against Pitch Black, the physical manifestation of fear.

Their conflicting personalities could lead to some very interesting interactions and tensions. Elsa would start regal, mature, and reserved as the perfect queen, while Jack being initially a very playful, fun-loving, mischievous, and trouble-making spirit. His prankster side could succeed in revealing the true personality of Elsa, which is more cheerful and less serious. They balance each other out, Elsa showing him the importance of being serious, and Jack showing her the importance of having fun and "letting it go". In the “Shipper’s World”, after the Eternal Winter of Arendelle, Elsa’s again isolated in her Ice palace, to learn to control her powers without damage caused around her. Jack would remain near her, helping her to control her powers and eventually falling in love with her. Or other, Jack would know Elsa since she was a child, and a mysterious and exciting love story could start them. This has become quite a popular ship.

Others try to argue that Jack is over 300 years old, compared to Elsa who is only 24 years old. This is a popular trope in fiction pairing an immortal with a mortal (as an immortal vampire with a simple mortal human), the tragedy of their separation through the test of time a preferable tool for drama and tragedy. But Elsa's transformation into an immortal spirit at the end of Frozen II may overrule any tragic love story for her and Jack.

Like Janna, people have portrayed this relationship starting with a very young Elsa and Jack similarly enjoying each other's company to that of a little girl and her imaginary friend, the reality of what they have sinking in as she comes of age.

Also, this pairing is commonly shipped for those who like Eugunzel and Annoff or widely known as Kristanna, Anna and Kristoff (but mostly Anna) actively assisting their relationship.

Because of the modern timeline of Rise of the Guardians and the modern style comfy clothes that the Netizen version of Elsa wears in Ralph Breaks the Internet, fans sometimes have Elsa in those clothes for when they place both Jack and Elsa in the 21st-century era. Or have Netizen Elsa spending time with a Netizen version of Jack from a DreamWorks website. After the third HTTYD films came out, fans became to partner both Elsa and Jack up with the unnamed Light Fury in Rise of the Frozen Guardians; due to the dragon's white scales and the fact that all three of them have blue colored eyes. The Light Fury's female gender has fan featuring her as Elsa's dragon form, while Jack serves as the person who bonds with dragon Elsa and expects both of her forms. Sometime after the second Frozen film was released, a few people on YouTube began to feature Tim Templeton from The Boss Baby as Jack and Elsa's son, by editing his brown hair into a shade of white like Jack's as well as giving him blue eyes to reference both Elsa and Jack.

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