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*The surname Ardor is a noun, meaning a zealous or excited transitory state, foreshadowing the climax of the film.
 
*The surname Ardor is a noun, meaning a zealous or excited transitory state, foreshadowing the climax of the film.
*She is somewhat similar to Peter Graham from Aster's previous film, ''Hereditary''.
 
**Both lost their entire families, and lost a female sibling.
 
**Both go through various amounts of trauma that reaches it highpoint at the climax of the film.
 
**Both become part of a cult, and are crowned (but Peter becomes the host of [[King Paimon]] and doesn't have a choice).
 
**Both films end with them standing among the cult.
 
*She is also similar to [[Thomasin]] from Robert Eggers' ''The Witch''.
 
**Both lose all of their family members.
 
**Both are incorporated into a group (a cult for Dani, and a witch coven for Thomasin).
 
**As both film ends, both are smiling after all the abuse they suffered from.
 
 
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Are these the May Queens?
~ Dani to Pelle.

Dani Ardor is a titular protagonist villain of the 2019 folk horror film Midsommar directed by Ari Aster. She is crowned the "May Queen" by the pagan cult and eventually accepts them as her family.

She is portrayed by Florence Pugh, who's performance was praised by critics.

Background

Before the events in Sweden, Dani's sister Terri commits a murder suicide, killing herself and their parents via car exhaust. Dani becomes traumatized and distraught after the event, further straining her relationship with her boyfriend Christian Hughes, who is emotionally distant, and wants to end their relationship. The following summer, Dani still deals with the death of her family, and learns that Christian and his friends, Mark and Josh are going to Sweden with their friend Pelle, who has invited them to attend a midsummer celebration.

Dani wasn't informed of the trip, and Christian reluctantly allows her to come, much to Mark and Josh's annoyance. There, Dani's trauma reaches a high point, as the cult makes her drink psychedelics, and she later participates in the maypole competition. Dani wins the competition, and is crowned the May Queen, and later sees Christian having sex with Maja. Dani suffers from another panic attack upon this discovery, but is comforted by the Hårga women as they wail with her in empathy.

Towards the final act of the film, the pagan cult makes the decision to sacrifice four individuals, who will all die from being burned in the yellow building seen throughout the film. Among the four is Christian. Before the group proceeds with the killings, they ask Dani whether or not they should sacrifice Christian. Although hesitant, she ultimately agrees to go forward with this after seeing him have sex with Maja, having become bitter and heartbroken.

Christian is stuffed into a disemboweled bear and placed in the designated temple, alongside the still-living Ingemar, a second villager, and the ritualistically-prepared corpses of Josh, Mark, Simon, Connie, and the two elders. The temple is burned in an effort to purge the cult's evil. As the cult celebrates the completion of their ritual, Dani sobs in horror, but gradually begins to smile.

Quotes

You have to eat the herring.
Why?
~ A villager and Dani on eating Swedish food.
Why would Simon leave without her?
~ Dani to the group on why Simon would leave Connie behind.

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  • The surname Ardor is a noun, meaning a zealous or excited transitory state, foreshadowing the climax of the film.
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