Freya is a deeply emotional woman, who has no real ambitions beyond her current situation; when her sister Ravenna tells her that she could still manifest her powers, she shrugs it off, since she is content with a small and quiet life while being loved. Freya is an innocent and naïve; she has borne a nobleman a child, and believes he will jilt his fiancé to marry her, because she doesn’t understand how the world works. Ravenna warns her that this will not be the case, but she does not listen; lured by a letter out of the castle, she returns to find their daughter dead, and her lover to blame. In a rage, she destroys him and manifests her own powers—which she uses from that day forth to commemorate what was done to her, by separating children from their parents and raising them up as her army. She enforces one rule on them (“never fall in love”) and expects them to abide by it. Because she does not believe in love, and it has harmed her, she will allow no one else to know it. She becomes angry with Ravenna for attempting to take over her kingdom, after she draws her out of the mirror by accident—because this is the one place she can be herself. Freya is both wise at the start (she knows her sister is letting her win at chess) and innocent, in that she never once suspects her sister deceived her or murdered her child, or bewitched her lover to betray her, until Ravenna reveals the truth. She spends a lot of her time in a Si loop, sinking deeper and deeper into her angst-filled memories of the past. Freya has a cradle made of ice, and sits beside it on a regular basis, mourning her lost daughter, rather than moving on or learning to love again. She senses the love between other people and tries to stop it, driving Eric and Sara apart, but having neither of them killed. Her sister sees her as weak, because she lets her emotions govern her decisions, but she becomes assertive under stress, reacting against her sister and dying to defeat her. At last, she recovers her true soul, when she sees Eric and Sara’s love for one another at the end and smiles to indicate her happiness for their sake.

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Freya is a hard character to type because she’s so damaged, but she appears to start out the story as a romantic, obsessed with love, who uses the anger that came as a result of her tragic loss to warp her into having the negative mindset of the unhealthy disintegration into 8 of a 2. She thinks she is doing everyone a favor by forbidding them any kind of love or romantic attachment and imposing a structure on their lives; that they need her to act as their “mother, protector, and guide” through life. That she is helping them by sparing them the pain she herself experienced, while still clinging to the sad memory of her daughter. She sets up a cold and militaristic environment in which the only “love” she allows is directed toward herself; no one else can fall in love, or is allowed to care about someone in a sexual way. She rather hatefully ruins their lives, by robbing them of everything she was deprived of herself (tenderness, empathy, and the warmth of another human being), rather than caring about the needs of those in her kingdom. She lacks any kind of ambition, until threatened—and then can be melodramatic and self-defending, demanding that her sister give way (“this is my kingdom”) and not impose her will upon Freya or her subjects. She only redeems herself at the end, when she grows back toward 2 in a healthy way, and takes joy in the love between Sara and Eric, rather than being resentful of it, and corrects her wrongs by using her 1 wing not to state how things SHOULD be, but to do the right thing and destroy her sister.

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