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For the longest time, Charice Eliza Mendoza hasn't let anyone get too close to her, no even her mother or her bestfriend Bianca. It may seem like a lonely li. The Defrosting Ice Queen trope as used in popular culture. She is the for both men ("That girl doesn't hate me, she's just waiting for me to prove my love is true. He's Dating the Ice Princess Wattpad Published Books, Wattpad Book Covers, Wattpad .. My Husband Is A Mafia Boss 2 by Yana Jin Boss 2, Book Signing.
Toothless could count too, since he was wary of and didn't like Hiccup very much in the beginning. He eventually grew attached to Hiccup and became fiercely protective of him. Tigress in the Kung Fu Panda series.
Originally a bitter Resenter to Po who seemed to snatch away her dream of becoming the Dragon Warrior, she softens considerably after Po proves himself by defeating Tai Lung singlehandedly. By the time of Kung Fu Panda 2she has become his closest friend among the Furious Five and perhaps even more.
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Calhoun in Wreck-It Ralph initially only sees Felix as an unplanned tagalong, but warms up to him throughout the movie and marries him at the end. In FrozenElsa is emotionally reserved and afraid of her powers throughout the majority of the film, but after Anna sacrifices her life for her sister and almost diesshe understands that The Power of Love is what's needed for her to control her powers and thaw the winter she made.
Sawyer in Cats Don't Dance was shown to be pretty frosty due to her dreams of stardom being broken and was pretty harsh around Wide-Eyed Idealist Danny.
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However, Danny's determination to get into movies eventually defrosted her and she became the one to have the most belief in him. In Strange Magic both the heroine, Marianne, and the " villain ", Bog, have closed themselves off due to past bad experiences with love. Over the course of the movie they defrost each other in bonding over those experiences.
By the end of the movie both are willing to open themselves up to new love with each other. Her relationship with Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back is an example, as she starts out rather icy to him but by the end is declaring her love for him. It is perhaps dramatically notable that they start out fighting in an ice cave, working together out of need in a foggy cave and declare their love in an industrial facility filled with jets of steam.
Many Bond girls, at least for the brief period before they melt into James' arms. Vesper Lynd, Casino Royale Technical realities of her being a civilian, and not actual royalty, while looking down her nose at the vulgar Bond are utterly meaningless, both in the story and in this trope.
Miranda Frost in Die Another Day appears to be a straight-up version of this trope, right down to her Meaningful Namebut is actually a subversion as she's secretly working for the villain, and thus didn't 'melt emotionally' as she appeared to. Melina Havelock of For Your Eyes Only is arguably the iciest Bond girl, with her desire to avenge her murdered parents. It's alluded to when the Phoenix who is presumably using her telepathy says to Wolverine, "What, you think [the Professor's] not in your head, too?
Look at you, Logan. This is the first time in the original trilogy where Wolverine had displayed this much vulnerability towards a male character. Days of Future Past: Wolverine's bond with the elderly Professor X must have grown quite strong during the Time Skip in between The Wolverine and Days of Future Past because after Logan meets the younger Charles—who is practically a stranger to him—he gradually sheds his outer "macho armor.
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The character Brad first appears to be a sexy, smug, condescending corporate manipulator. However, as the film moves to its denouement, it becomes clear that Brad is desperate to be liked — and convinced that being a male Stepford Smiler is the only way he can get people to like him.
By the end of the film, the defrosting has already begun. In Blade RunnerRachael experiences a thaw after she discovers she's a replicant. Her confusion and vulnerability make the infamous Loving Force scene with Deckard all the more disturbing.
Back to the Future Part IIIin which Doc, who in all likelihood has never been interested in a woman for all his many years due to his eccentric lifestyle and devotion to science, insists that love at first sight is a scientifically ridiculous concept - and is promptly proven wrong the moment he lays eyes on Clara. He starts off as a racist jerk with a short fuse but gradually throughout the movie warms to his 'gook' neighbors by seeing even more reprehensible characters elsewhere in the neighborhood.
Jake - and the audience - meet her as a cold, snarky and non-social woman. In her avatar body, though, she seems downright joyful. Of course, you'd be pissed-off too if the only way to get to the place you've been studying your whole life is because a bunch of army guys want to destroy it and its people for literal Unobtanium. Neytiri could count as well, due to her being rather hostile toward Jake at first. She begins to warm up to him as they get to know one another, and eventually falls in love with him.
Tyler Perry makes use of this trope a lot. The heroines of Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Madea's Family Reunion, for example, have physical and sexual abuse in their backgrounds, respectively, and both require a tremendous amount of care and patience from their eventual love interests before they finally thaw.
Due to Theodora's upbringing in a small town full of gossiping, Puritanical women, she's very reserved and only let's herself go while writing her daringly perverse novel, The Sinner, making her quite the ice princess. But when Michael Grant, the book designer, tries to bring her out of her shell, Theodora begins to thaw out. Kay in Love Before Breakfast initially rejected all of Scott's advances, but eventually falls for him, and begins to thaw.
Even her last name matches her personality! In Pride and Prejudiceboth Darcy and Elizabeth are ice princesses; they go back and forth rejecting each others advances until the end of the last act where Elizabeth finally accepts Darcys hand in marriage after he proposes for a second time.
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Practically the entire point of The Cutting Edge, which is about an Olympic-class female figure skater who can't find a partner because of how high her standards are and how vicious she is toward them.
The guy she eventually finds actually refers to her as an ice queen in the scene right before she finally defrosts.
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It's so much in focus that the film even ends before we find out whether or not they won the Olympic gold medal. Sally from Don't be Afraid of the Dark starts out as this. When she first meets her dad's new girlfriend Kim, she coldly rejects Kim's attempts at friendship with her, first shown when she hesitantly accepts the teddy bear Kim bought her.
Over the course of the film, she warms up to Kim when the latter is the only one to believe her stories about the evil creatures living in the old mansion they're staying in. This is best exemplified when she's shown to be visibly upset when the creatures ruin her teddy bear, and even more so when she cries at Kim's Heroic Sacrifice near the end.
In Unaccompanied MinorsOliver Porter starts out as being a bullyish character, irritated that his flight to Hawaii was cancelled, but having to deal with the antics of the children, he eventually calms down and actually plays Santa Claus for all the stranded children at his airport. A strange variation where, rather than over the course of Iron Man 2on the in-movie film reels Tony is going through, he starts to find more and more evidence that his father was not always the cold fish he remembers from his childhood.
This was paid off in the Captain America film. Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to show you Averted throughout as he's wrong and he fails.
He affects like he doesn't care any more about Ilsa Lund when she re-enters his life; he pretends that he doesn't care about anything actually. But in the end he first professes his love for Ilsa before putting her on the plane with her husband. He throws himself into work and into getting ever wealthier until he realizes Annie brings a different sort of richness to his life. Miss Hannigan, both for the girls and her Dogged Nice Guy from the convenience store.
Marianne and the Bog King both relearn to love from being grumpy snarks by falling in love over fightingpast heartbreaks and their shared complete abhorrence to love. Amelia Dedham of Donovan's Reef who behaves like a stereotypical rich snob from Boston upon arrival in French Polynesia, but quickly begins to defrost upon admitting her own fear of the situation and meeting some local children she quickly begins to bond with. The titular character of Mad Max: Fury Road is a gruff man of few words, who has completely cut himself off from humanity and cares little for Furiosa and the women she's trying to protect.
He speaks in grunts, shoots a pregnant woman in the leg and keeps his distance from everyone else. After spending a lot of time with the girls, he rediscovers compassion, changing his initial plan of "escape Joe's men at any cost" to "protect the women at any cost.
Record of a Tenement Gentleman: A non-romantic example involving a middle-aged widow getting tasked with taking care of a homeless boy. Tone is initially very put out when Kohei gets foisted on her. She tries to ditch the boy in Chigasaki. She chastises him for wetting the bed, harshly scolds him again for eating the persimmons which as it turns out he didn't even doand is generally harsh and unfriendly towards Kohei.
But eventually the frosty facade melts and by the end she's asking if he wants to be her son. She is cold and distant and serious to the point where she's nearly robotic, until Anatoly calls her "inhuman and heartless. It turns out that she's desperately lonely, afraid to fall in love again after a previous romance ended in heartbreak.
Love tentatively blooms between her and Anatoly. Liwen Shao, head of Shao Industries starts the movie as a shrewd, no-nonsense businesswoman who looks down upon everyone, and vehemently believes that her drone program, which she intends will replace the Jaegers, is humanity's only chance of survival should the Precursors decide to send more Kaiju, and refuses to speak in anything but Mandarin.
Once her drone program goes on the fritz as result of her head researcher, Newton "Newt" Geizler, sabotaging the program after his mind was taken over by the Precursorsshe cooperates with the heroes by willingly opening up the vast resources of her company, starts communicating with the others in English, and even has a Big Damn Heroes moment at the end.
Chad becomes this in the third year. He could use his power to control his emotions, and until then he almost always did, but after spending time around Angela and the Melbrook five with his defenses down, he begins to see the value in enjoying himself. He also starts seeing Shane and Roy as more than just his sparring partners, calling them friends. Alice was raised as an heiress to her father's business empire and grew up as a socialite, trained to navigate the complex and dangerous waters of high society.
Her assumption that she's better than everyone else leads Nick to label her "Princess". However, it doesn't take long for the others' simplicity and friendliness to start rubbing off on her. It also helps that, with Mary around, she has to give up any notion of private thought and be more open with the others. Horribly, maliciously, painfully averted in Duumvirate. Further subverted by the fact that this metaphorical Ice Queen has fire-based powers.
She does end up having sex with him, but In Catch Nately's Whore. Hortense for Gilbert in Small Island. He considers it a major milestone when she deigns to laugh at one of his jokes.
Maid Marian in some versions of the Robin Hood legend. A very literal example of this can be found in the fairy tale Heart of Ice. In this tale, a young man goes on a quest to defrost a young princess's heart, without which he can only be friends. There is a non-sexual example of the trope in the fairy tale The Snow Queenwhere the titular character freezes the heart of a young boy, making him Not Himselfuntil he is defrosted by his sister's love.
Except in some versions where it doesn't work, he freezes completely, and she goes home and forgets about him. In the original, it's his childhood friend Gerda, not his sister, who attempts to rescue him, and she succeeds. Calling Perry Rhodan "literature" seems inappropriate but his love interest, the icily beautiful and scornful Thora of Arkon definitely qualifies for this trope — she ends up his devoted wife.
Darcy of Jane Austen 's Pride and Prejudice. And in Pride and Prejudice and ZombiesElizabeth, too. Rachel in No More Dead Dogs. She initially thinks that Wallace is a dumb jock, but warms up to him later and by the end, a letter from a Genre Savvy Julia Roberts tells her that she's practically fallen for him.
Played with in Twilight. Rosalie Hale looks like she's warming up to Bella, but it's only because Bella's pregnant, which Rosalie can never be. Dominique Francon of The Fountainhead.
It actually works pretty well. Branded Annfrom the book of the same name. Her ship is even named the Ice Queen. Lady Aliena in The Pillars of the Earth. When they get a chance to actually talk, she thaws. Dia Passik of Wraith Squadron wasn't quite a Rich Bitchbut she was distant and sometimes cruel, and blamed other Twi'leks for selling her into slavery as a child. She hooked up with Face, and Word of God says that they later broke up amicably.
Myn Donos, also a Wraith, is a male version. He'd once been in charge of a squadron of his own, but everyone except him and his astromech was killed on their first mission, and he blamed himself and became the Wraiths' Cold Snipergoing into a catatonic Heroic BSoD after that astromech was destroyed and his failure became complete.
His wingmates brought him out of it, particularly a woman who'd started falling for him. When she died, he was left a little less cold, and Lara did the rest.
After more than twenty years of sufferCassie from Uncle Tom's Cabin is pretty much a cynical wreck of a Broken Bird. She's harsh and snarky towards Tom and Emmeline when they arrive and talks back to her owner Simon Legree and is feared by almost everyone Which, unbeknownst to her, would trigger Tom's Heroic Sacrifice.
Diana Mayo from the novel The Sheikin a somewhat disturbing way, thanks mostly to Stockholm Syndrome. After being kidnapped and repeatedly raped, she abandons her old cold, independent attitudes and realizes she's fallen in love with her rapist.
Much of the plot of The Queen of Attolia revolves around the titular queen slowly defrosting, ending with her marrying the hero, Eugenides. The King Of Attolia shows her continuing to defrost, which disturbs most of the kingdom, which is used to her being cold and cruel. Skirlet Hutsenreither plays this role in Jack Vance 's book Night Lamp - over the course of the story, she goes from a stuck up Clam Muffin it's a social caste to a warm and friendly space traveler, largely because of Jaro Fath, the main character.
Almost all of Vance's heroines are this, at least towards the hero. In Ender's Shadow, Bean was a snarky, cold calculating little boy who was extremely logical and restrained. By the end of the series, having found love, he's happy, romantic, and emotional. Sofia Mendes in The Sparrow. Tragically, the sequel Children of God shows her not only refrosting, but becoming a Knight Templar.
At the end of Robert E. Howard 's " The Devil in Iron ", Conan the Barbarian is rather crestfallen to find that Octavia tried to allure him because she was forced; a kiss later, she is somewhat reconciled, and he offers to burn down the city where she was Made a Slave for her. The novelization of the original Aliens vs. Predator comic arc does a more thorough defrosting of Ice Queen Machiko Noguchi.
She was so unintentionally aloof from the colonists under her authority that she was dubbed the "Nitrogen Queen" behind her back. Only three months into her stay does she realize that they all hate her, and immediately sets about changing her status among them. She makes decent but slow headway until the Predators begin hunting colonists and the subsequent outbreak of Aliens, at which point she becomes an Action Girl and repeatedly risks her life for all of them.
Aunt Polly from Pollyanna is an unromantic example. She begins the book as cold and borderline cruel but Pollyanna eventually defrosts her however it's not until Pollyanna's badly injured that she completely defrosts.
Ex-Heroes has an excellent example with Stealth and the Mighty Dragon. Because she described herself as this quiet, uncaring, uninterested girl but there's a lot going on in her mind. She's very talkative and she knows A LOT. And those words are opposite of each other. Is the author even serious about that? What the heck was that? Did she wear a make-up just like McDonalds? Coz if she did, I won't ask anymore. But if you picture her as a pretty woman, WOW. I want to know what make-up she's using.
I'm gonna use it, too. Fifth, very unrealistic timeline and plot. She's sixteen if I remember correctly. And sometime in her past, she's a gangster. And that was exactly 10 years ago. How old is she then? Well, my math skills aren't that perfect but I can subtract and add. And the result was 6! At 6 yrs old, she's already a gangster?
I can't even remember what I'm doing when I was 6 yrs old!!! Highschool stuff is cheesy but I didn't really believe in their "romance". There's no further emotion aside from flirting. Yes, the words were there. The "I love you" and "I love you, too" stuff. But what I'm saying is that the words didn't justify the actions.