Frozen 2 answered the question of where Elsa’s ice powers came from, and in doing so raised a lot of new questions. In a quest to rescue Arendelle from unsettled spirits, Elsa and the gang travel to the Enchanted Forest and fulfill four different spirits: the Nokk, that represents water; Bruni, who symbolizes fire Gale, a reflection of the end; and the earth giants (whose component is self-explanatory).
After traveling to Ahtohallan, an early river from which magic memories and flows of the past are crystallized, Elsa learns that she has powers since she’s the fifth soul – one which functions as a bridge between the spirit world and humankind. Frozen two brings this mythology from medieval science, which held that everything consists of five elements: earth, fire, wind, water, and aether. The nature of the fifth part is the most versatile, used to describe little-understood phenomena like heavenly bodies, gravitational pull, the travel of light, and sometimes even life itself.
Frozen two ‘s interpretation of the fifth element is quite similar to that of Luc Besson’s sci-fi movie The Fifth Element, which also had the four natural elements and a fifth component embodied by a female who’s an “ultimate being.” However, if Elsa is your fifth soul, Frozen 2 leaves behind the question of why her magical powers are limited to creating and manipulating ice – something more correlated with water compared to the aether. Of course, there’s evidence in the films that her powers aren’t limited to this whatsoever.
For starters, Elsa demonstrates the ability to create life itself when she generates Olaf, imbuing him with the character she and Anna envisioned for him if they were kids. She shows this same ability again when she produces Marshmallow, the giant snow-monster that protects her palace. As a bridge between humanity and nature, Elsa seems to have the ability to breathe life in the character itself. What is more, the Frozen 2 tune”Show Yourself” suggests that she has other powers to unlock, with the mystical siren inviting Elsa to”Step in your energy ” and”Throw yourself into something new.”
Assuming that Frozen 3 does occur, a natural continuation of this narrative would be to have Elsa discover new abilities today that she knows where her powers come from. And what better place to discover those new abilities than in the Enchanted Forest, where she now lives along with all the other spirits.