The Big Four

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Name(s): The Big Four
also known as Rise of the Brave Tangled Dragons and Rise of the Brave Tangled Frozen Dragons aka The Super Six
Abbreviation(s): B4, RotBTD, S6, RotBTFD
Scope/Focus: Brave, Rise of the Guardians, Tangled, How to Train Your Dragon, and Frozen
Date(s): How to Train Your Dragon released March 2010
Tangled released November 2010
Brave released June 2012
Rise of the Guardians released November 2012
Frozen released November 2013
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The Big Four is a popular fandom crossover for four major Disney/DreamWorks films: Brave, Rise of the Guardians, Tangled, and How to Train Your Dragon, mainly featuring the characters Jack Frost, Merida, Rapunzel, and Hiccup. In late 2013, the film Frozen and the characters Elsa and Anna of Arendelle were quickly added to the crossover.

Canon

In canon none of the characters have ever met due to the fact that they are all from separate fandoms, although appearance from supporting characters also often make an appearance in fanworks.

"The Big Four" name comes from the Rise of the Guardians canon where the "Big Four" refers to Guardians Nicholas St. North (Santa Claus), E. Aster Bunnymund (the Easter Bunny), Toothiana (the Tooth Fairy), and Sandy (the Sandman).

Main Characters

  • Jack Frost (from Rise of the Guardians) - is the spirit of winter and is Guardian of Fun.
  • Princess Merida (from Brave) - is one of the most skilled archers ever seen. Often considered to be "Autumn" spirit in fanon.
  • Princess Rapunzel (from Tangled) - a princess stolen as a baby and locked away in a tower. Her long blond hair has healing abilities. Often considered to be "Spring" spirit in fanon.
  • Hiccup (from How to Train Your Dragon) - clever and brilliant yet awkward teenage son of the Viking chief, the first person to befriend a dragon. Often considered to be "Summer" spirit in fanon.
  • Queen Elsa (from Frozen) - has the ability to create snow and ice.
  • Princess Anna (from Frozen) - Elsa's younger sister, a free-spirited princess.

Secondary Characters:

Fandom

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Tropes / History of the fandom (see What content should I include in a fandom page?)

The most popular form of fanwork are fanart and gif-sets made to look like scenes where characters from the different movies are interacting, but it has also inspired fanfic and vids that are styles to look like a trailer.

Two popular pairings for this fandom is Jack Frost/Rapunzel and Merida/Hiccup, although other pairings such as Jack Frost/Merida and Rapunzel/Hiccup do exist as well.

With the release of Frozen in November 2013, a number of Jack Frost/Elsa works surfaced sometimes combining with The Big Four fandom. This later led to The Big Four turning into the The Super Six (also known as Rise of the Brave Tangled Frozen Dragons), adding Elsa and Anna into the crossover mix.

Terminology

The Big Four/Super Six pairing names are all smooshes.

Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

Fanart

Original Four:

The Super Six:

Fanvids

Archives and Communities

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