|“||We can't just run away from who we are.||„|
|~ Queen Elinor|
Queen Elinor is the deuteragonist from Disney and Pixar's movie Brave.
A vision of grace, wisdom and strength of character, Queen Elinor is fiercely dedicated to the well being of her family and kingdom. As the measured, diplomatic counterpoint to her more impulsive husband, King Fergus, Elinor carries the weight of the kingdom on her shoulders in order to maintain the fragile peace between the volatile clans. Elinor strives to instill in Merida the knowledge and manner of a royal, expecting complete commitment to Elinor’s standards. But her vision of her daughter’s future is at odds with Merida’s rebellious spirit and desire to forge her own path, which ultimately causes Elinor to face calamitous consequences. She is the one who killed Mor'du. Her name means "shining light" in Gaelic and she is voiced by Academy Award-winner Emma Thompson.
"A princess does not place her weapons on the table."
"A princess should not have weapons, in my opinion."
"Merida, all this work, all the time spent preparing you, schooling you, giving you everything we never had. I ask you: What do you expect us to do?"
"If you could just try to see what I do, I do out of love."