Frozen is the highest grossing animated films of all time. I truly believe that every great animated film covers the struggle between heroes and villains. In Frozen our heroes were Ana, the ditzy princess, Kristoff, the loveless ice dealer, and Sven, his reindeer, and Olaf, the snowman. With heroes comes villains and although this story was based on the story called the Snow Queen where Elsa should have been the villain it changed to Hans, the young man shown in the picture above. Hans, thirteenth prince in line of the Southern Isles had a small problem. He wanted to be a King. Yet how would someone thirteenth in line become king once his father dies. He had an insane plan that actually almost worked.
Hans plan was fairly devious for a Disney film. He decided to initially marry Queen Elsa of Arendelle. When he realized the Elsa would not be the easiest to win over he turned his focus to her younger more naive sister Princess Ana. However, his plan almost worked when Elsa couldn’t stop the endless winter and the only assumed way to stop her was to kill her and Ana was dying due to a frozen heart. I won’t go into how the day was saved but I do know that there was someone in the bible who had the same problem as Hans. Actually the person in the bible had it a bit worse than Hans. Hans may have been thirteenth in line but Abimelech was seventieth. Continue reading “Frozen’s Hans Should Have Learned From Abimelech – Judges 9:1-6”→
As previously noted in an earlier article, Chrono Trigger is littered with religious subtext and in my research for Magi I was reminded about another series of games that referred to Magi or The Three Wise Men, Chrono Trigger. However, in the game instead of referring to them as The Three Wise Men they are referred to as the Guru’s of Zeal, a fallen kingdom you were able to visit in the game in the Antiquity Era. You meet them in various parts of the game but the names are a total giveaway to who they are supposed to be. Belthasar, Gaspar, and Melchior, although not named in the bible are referred to as the three wise men from afar that gave the gift to a baby Jesus and were first to acknowledge him as a King.
On Monday we learned about the characters from the anime Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic. On that day we learned about the predicament of Alibaba being the chosen one to lead his people to growth and prosperity but he felt he was unworthy. We used that to remind us about how Moses was chosen by God and felt that he was unworthy to lead the his people out of Egypt from the clutches of the Pharaoh. Today, we will focus on Aladdin, the mysterious Magi who chose Alibaba to be a future king and his best friend.
Aladdin uses a special ability that he gained from his old djinn friend Ugo, Solomon’s Wisdom. Solomon’s Wisdom in this series is a special ability that only Aladdin has. It gives him the power to see and understand, all present, past, and future. He becomes an omniscient being when using the ability. He also gains the power to summon spirits of those that has passed away so they can say their last goodbyes. A very useful ability in the series. However, he seems to use it more like a power boost to his own mystical abilities.
The most interesting thing about Solomon’s Wisdom the ability is how he got it in the first place and what it actually does. How he actually uses it. It’s very similar to the son of King David, King Solomon that we read about in the Kings and Chronicles books of the bible. Not sure how? Well let’s discuss.
I have fallen in love with the show Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic. It’s an awesome fantasy anime and manga from the writer and illustrator Shinobu Ohtaka. It follows Aladdin, not the King of Thieves but a Magi and his friends Alibaba and Morgiana. Each of them have their own situations that they are dealing with in life. Morgiana a powerful fighter and ex-slave looking for home, Aladdin who wants to help his friend Alibaba as much as he can. Which leads to the story of our third character Alibaba.
Alibaba is one of the princes of the Balbadd Kingdom, a fictional kingdom in this story that has been ravaged with an unforgivable caste system that left many in the slums or junkyard of the city. The King had three sons but what made Alibaba special is that he was raised in those slums and taught how to be part of nobility. His other sons were raised in their nobility and doesn’t know and understand the plight of the people.
As the King was sick he chose Alibaba as his successor of his rule of the Balbadd Kingdom because he was not corrupted or weak minded like his brothers. He believed he was perfectly chosen to guide the kingdom into prosperity with a leader that the people can believe in and will have the people’s best interest in mind. It made me think of someone else in the bible that when he was approached with a proposition to help the masses and save his people who suffered he turned it down. And it wasn’t a dying King who made the request for this man. It was from a God who spoke through a burning bush.
The first family of the comics has a new movie coming out this weekend. The first family of comics was none other than the Fantastic Four. Yes, they weren’t the traditional family of husband, wife, and two kids but they are a family nonetheless. Created by the writer Stan Lee and the Artist Jack Kirby. They debuted in Fantastic Four #1 in 1961. The family consisted of Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic), Susan Richards (The Invisible Woman), Johnny Storm (The Human Torch), and Benjamin Grimm (The Thing).
They gained their powers from cosmic radiation that they received from a failed interstellar mission. Reed Richards wanted to be the first to achieve interstellar flight. However the government was pulling funding from the project. He talked his best friend, Benjamin, to pilot the ship that he created and was joined by his fiancee Susan and her brother Johnny to join them on the groundbreaking space mission. However, the shielding of the ship was not strong enough, as Benjamin warned Reed, and the spaceship crashed. When they landed they found themselves with super powers. Reed Richards was able to stretch like elastic, Susan can become invincible and create force fields, Johnny can fly and turn into flames without burning himself, and Benjamin became a stone goliath. Together they fight the perils of the Marvel Universe but their main villain is Dr. Victor Von Doom, evil scientist, sorcerer, and leader of the fictional country of Latveria.
All families have their ups and downs and the first one was no exception…
Isaiah 40:28 – 31 – Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.(NIV)
It’s been a long time. About a month. I want to apologize about this. I suffered from major burnout from working on this page. I was trying my best to give you all a word of encouragement. Trying my best to give you all some knowledge of the scripture to the best of my ability and maybe introduce you to a new anime, video game, or cartoon show while I was at it. I was writing twice a week and I was burned out trying to think of something good. Something that would get you all excited about the Good Word and about something nerdy as well. Continue reading “Burnout – Isaiah 40:28 – 31”→