History Characters / RiseOfTheGuardians

13th Aug '16 2:40:12 AM EfficaciousPantheress
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* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Though his skin tone is closer to that a ''corpse''.

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* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Though his skin tone is closer to that of a ''corpse''.



* HoistedByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:After he's defeated and the Guardians corner him, his Nightmares show up. But since no one fears him now, they turn out to be drawn to ''his'' fear and promptly drag him kicking and screaming back underground.]]

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* HoistedByHisOwnPetard: HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:After he's defeated and the Guardians corner him, his Nightmares show up. But since no one fears him now, they turn out to be drawn to ''his'' fear and promptly drag him kicking and screaming back underground.]]



* Jerkass: Might be or might be not a JerkassFacade, judging by how he talks to Jack in Antarctica.

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* Jerkass: {{Jerkass}}: Might be or might be not a JerkassFacade, judging by how he talks to Jack in Antarctica.



* Yandere: Sort if. His desire to usurp the Guardians' positions - [[GodNeedsPrayerBadly which may very well kill them]] - and [[spoiler:breaking Jack's staff to take him out of the fight when he snubs Pitch's offer to join forces]] smacks a little of MurderTheHypotenuse.

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* Yandere: {{Yandere}}: Sort if. His desire to usurp the Guardians' positions - [[GodNeedsPrayerBadly which may very well kill them]] - and [[spoiler:breaking Jack's staff to take him out of the fight when he snubs Pitch's offer to join forces]] smacks a little of MurderTheHypotenuse.
24th Jul '16 11:41:41 AM Eagal
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* {{Badass}}



%%** TookALevelInBadass



* {{Badass}}: Expert craftsman, swordsman, {{acrofatic}}, and has a badass sleigh.



* {{Badass}}: Sandy is arguably the most powerful of the Guardians because, unlike the rest, Sandy is able to connect to any and every child every night because he sends out his dream sand to bring pleasant dreams to all.



* {{Badass}}: To be expected since she's a Guardian.



* {{Badass}}: This guy can make the line [[MundaneMadeAwesome "I'm a bunny"]] sound threatening.
24th Jul '16 11:40:21 AM Eagal
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The spirit of winter. Jack Frost is a teenage hellion who enjoys creating mischief and has no interest in being bound by rules or obligations; he just wants to spread his winter magic for the sake of fun, but also wants to be believed in. [[spoiler:At the end of the film, Jack becomes the Guardian of Fun.]]

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The spirit of winter. Jack Frost is a teenage hellion who enjoys creating mischief and has no interest in being bound by rules or obligations; he just wants to spread his winter magic for the sake of fun, but also wants to be believed in. [[spoiler:At At the end of the film, Jack becomes the Guardian of Fun.]]
10th Jul '16 11:47:08 PM FangirlFive
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* PetTheDog: To the Nightmares, although that may be [[PragmaticVillainy to keep himself on their god side]].

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* PetTheDog: To the Nightmares, although that may be [[PragmaticVillainy to keep himself on their god good side]].
10th Jul '16 11:45:49 PM FangirlFive
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* AmbiguouslyBi: If the fact that [[spoiler:he had a wife and a daughter pre-possession]] carries over into the movie. He also flirts a little bit with Tooth during his introduction in the prequel comic, and he is [[HoYay ''all over Jack'']] in Antarctica (early artwork even shows him stroking Jack's jaw with a [[SmugSmiler smug smile]]!) when he tries to convince him to team up, and [[spoiler:is genuinely hurt by his rejection.]] Even Bunnymund isn't safe: [[spoiler: When in his [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Depowered form]]]], Pitch has this to say about it:

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* AmbiguouslyBi: If the fact that [[spoiler:he had a wife and a daughter pre-possession]] carries over into the movie. He also flirts a little bit with Tooth during his introduction in the prequel comic, and he is [[HoYay ''all ''[[HoYay all over Jack'']] Jack]]'' in Antarctica (early artwork even shows him stroking Jack's jaw with a [[SmugSmiler smug smile]]!) when he tries to convince him to team up, and [[spoiler:is genuinely hurt by his rejection.]] Even Bunnymund isn't safe: [[spoiler: When in his [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Depowered form]]]], Pitch has this to say about it:



* WhenHeSmiles: It is rare that he has a sincere smile. This only one moment is in Antarctica when he thinks that Jack understands how he feels to be alone.



* WouldHurtAChild: He doesn't physically harm any children during the film, although he does want to remake the world into one of "nothing but fear and darkness." However, [[spoiler:he lunges at Jamie during the climax, visibly enraged, and moves like he meant to grab him. ]]
* Yandere: Kinda. He wants to kill the Guardians for gaining the belief of children through fear. Furthermore, in a more explicit example [[FoeYay whatever the exact nature]], he attempted to MurderTheHypotenuse (in this case, Baby Tooth) when Jack didn't want to ally with him.

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* WouldHurtAChild: He doesn't physically harm any children during the film, although he does want to remake the world into one of "nothing but fear and darkness." However, [[spoiler:he lunges at Jamie during the climax, visibly enraged, and moves like he meant to grab him. We never find out what he meant to do, though.]]
* Yandere: Kinda. He wants Sort if. His desire to usurp the Guardians' positions - [[GodNeedsPrayerBadly which may very well kill them]] - and [[spoiler:breaking Jack's staff to take him out of the Guardians for gaining the belief of children through fear. Furthermore, in a more explicit example [[FoeYay whatever the exact nature]], he attempted to MurderTheHypotenuse (in this case, Baby Tooth) fight when Jack didn't want he snubs Pitch's offer to ally with him.join forces]] smacks a little of MurderTheHypotenuse.
10th Jul '16 11:36:00 PM FangirlFive
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The prequel comic shows that he used Fear to protect people, and that he really thought of the Man in the Moon as a friend. [[TookALevelInJerkass Not so much in the movie.]]

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The prequel comic shows that he originally used Fear to protect people, and that he really thought of the Man in the Moon as a friend. [[TookALevelInJerkass Not so much in the movie.]]



** [[spoiler:Taunting Sandy as he [[NotQuiteDead not really]] dies definitely counts]].

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** [[spoiler:Taunting Sandy as he [[NotQuiteDead ([[NotQuiteDead not really]] really]]) dies definitely counts]].



* PetTheDog: To the Nightmares, although it may be [[PragmaticVillainy to keep himself on their god side]].

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* PetTheDog: To the Nightmares, although it that may be [[PragmaticVillainy to keep himself on their god side]].



** Let's not forget that [[spoiler:he ''caused''said rejection]], here.

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** Let's not forget that [[spoiler:he ''caused''said ''caused'' said rejection]], here.



*TheSouthpaw: [[WordOfGod According to William Joyce.]]



* WeUsedToBeFriends: With Manny apparently, according to the fact that Pitch calls him "old friend" every time he talks to him. It is shown in the comic which is a prequel of the movie and this friendship was apparently a genuine one. Seriously subverted, however, in the books.

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* WeUsedToBeFriends: With Manny apparently, according to the fact that Pitch calls him "old friend" every time he talks to him. It is shown in the comic which is a prequel of the movie and comic this friendship was apparently a genuine one. Seriously subverted, however, subverted in the books.books, though.



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: ''Maybe''. If his backstory from the book [[spoiler:where he was General Kozmotis Pitchiner whose job was to guard the Fearlings on a prison planet, who tricked him into thinking they had his daughter and transformed him into Pitch]] is incorporated into the movie-verse.
** In a lesser extent, there is also the fact that nobody believed in him, making him alone for a long time. It didn't improve when everyone believed and loved the Guardians.
* WouldHurtAChild: He doesn't physically harm any children during the film, although wanting them to live in a state of constant fear is pretty harsh. However, [[spoiler:at the climax, it is implied that he would have killed Jamie to deprive the Guardians of Jamie's belief, since Jamie had seen proof of the Guardians' existence and would not stop believing while he was alive. Either that or MindRape him to turn him into a Fearling, which is hardly better and some would say [[FateWorseThanDeath worse]].]]
* {{Yandere}}: Kinda. He wants to kill the Guardians for gaining the belief of children through fear. Furthermore, in a more explicit example [[FoeYay whatever the exact nature]], he attempted to MurderTheHypotenuse (in this case, Baby Tooth) when Jack didn't want to ally with him.

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: ''Maybe''. If Possibly,if his backstory from the book [[spoiler:where [[spoiler:wherein he was General Kozmotis Pitchiner Pitchiner, whose job it was to guard the Fearlings on a Fearling prison planet, who planet and was tricked him into thinking they had that his daughter was locked in with them, and transformed him into Pitch]] Pitch when he unlocked the prison to rescue her]] is incorporated into the movie-verse.
** In To a lesser extent, there is also the fact that nobody believed in him, making him alone he was responsible for a long time. It didn't improve when protecting people until the Guardians came along, and everyone believed and loved the Guardians.
stopped believing in him.
* WouldHurtAChild: He doesn't physically harm any children during the film, although wanting them he does want to live in a state remake the world into one of constant "nothing but fear is pretty harsh. and darkness." However, [[spoiler:at [[spoiler:he lunges at Jamie during the climax, it is implied that he would have killed Jamie to deprive the Guardians of Jamie's belief, since Jamie had seen proof of the Guardians' existence visibly enraged, and would not stop believing while moves like he was alive. Either that or MindRape him meant to turn him into a Fearling, which is hardly better and some would say [[FateWorseThanDeath worse]].grab him. ]]
* {{Yandere}}: Yandere: Kinda. He wants to kill the Guardians for gaining the belief of children through fear. Furthermore, in a more explicit example [[FoeYay whatever the exact nature]], he attempted to MurderTheHypotenuse (in this case, Baby Tooth) when Jack didn't want to ally with him.



** His book counterpart has some {{Yandere}} shades too, but in a parental way.

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** His book counterpart has some {{Yandere}} Yandere shades too, but in a more parental way.sense.
10th Jul '16 11:21:27 PM FangirlFive
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* CutenessProximity: Hinted at with his reaction to a small Nightmare, as well as in front of [[spoiler:Bunnymund in a small rabbit version]].

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* CutenessProximity: Hinted at with his reaction to a small Nightmare, as well as in front of [[spoiler:Bunnymund in a small rabbit version]].to [[spoiler:Bunnymund's Depowered form]].



* GreenEyedMonster: The reason he hates the Guardians? The Man in the Moon chose them to replace him as the protectors of kids.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:After he's defeated and the Guardians corner him, his Nightmares show up. But since no one fears him now, they turn out to be drawn to ''his'' fear and promptly drag him kicking and screaming back underground.]]

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* GreenEyedMonster: The reason he hates the Guardians? The Man in the Moon chose them to replace him as the protectors of kids.
humans.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: HoistedByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:After he's defeated and the Guardians corner him, his Nightmares show up. But since no one fears him now, they turn out to be drawn to ''his'' fear and promptly drag him kicking and screaming back underground.]]



* LackOfEmpathy: Zigzagged. He ''can'' be sympathetic to people he thinks are in a similar situation to himself,

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* LackOfEmpathy: Zigzagged. He ''can'' be sympathetic to people he thinks are in a similar situation to himself,himself, but will turn on them at the smallest slight without batting an eye.



%%* ManipulativeBastard
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Giving Jack his teeth proved to be a big mistake, as [[spoiler:the memories within brought Jack back from the brink of despair and restored his HeroicResolve]].
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood: Played straight first then subverted. At first, he thought that Fear was important to people, and was a "necessary evil" to keep people safe. However, he is ultimately evil and just wants to create a new Dark Age where Fear rules the world.
* NotSoDifferent: Presses this angle with Jack, pointing out that they are both lonely spirits who want to be acknowledged by humans.
* PetTheDog: Or rather pet the Nightmare horses. He seems to treat them a bit better than he does to everyone else.
** That may be often due to motivation; but there are hints which show that he seems to be more lonely than evil. First, until he joined the Guardians, Pitch never attacked Jack first because he viewed him as a neutral party and wasn't interested in him. The Antarctica scene shows that he seems to be still able to feel human feelings, and part of what he was saying to Jack wasn't a complete lie he made to convince Jack to join him; he seemed to really empathize with Jack's loneliness. When Pitch said he wanted a family, that was a real opening up he did to Jack, and didn't want him to be only his tool but maybe like a friend or the family he wanted to have. That may be also viewed as a TookALevelInKindness, [[CruelToBeKind as he wants Jack thinking he is kind]] by showing him the Guardians never cared about him, even though he is the one who caused all of this.

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%%* * ManipulativeBastard
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Giving Jack his teeth proved to be a big mistake, as [[spoiler:the memories within in them brought Jack back from the brink of despair and restored his HeroicResolve]].
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood: Played straight first first, then subverted. At first, he thought that Fear was important to people, and was a "necessary evil" Before the Guardians existed, Pitch used people's fears to keep people them safe. However, By the time of the movie, he is ultimately evil and just wants to create usher in a new Dark Age where Fear rules the world.Age.
* NotSoDifferent: Presses Stresses this angle with Jack, pointing out that they are both lonely spirits who want to be acknowledged by humans.
* PetTheDog: Or rather pet To the Nightmare horses. He seems to treat them a bit better than he does to everyone else.
** That
Nightmares, although it may be often due [[PragmaticVillainy to motivation; but keep himself on their god side]].
**That said,
there are hints which show a few moments that he seems to be hint at his being more lonely than evil. First, evil: He doesn't raise a hand against Jack until he joined actually sides with the Guardians, Pitch never attacked Jack first because he viewed him as a neutral party and wasn't interested in him. The Antarctica scene shows that he seems to be still able to feel human feelings, and part of what he was saying to Jack wasn't a complete lie he made even tries to convince him to stay out of a fight that isn't his; WordOfGod confirms that his offer for Jack to join him; him was genuine, and that he seemed to really empathize with Jack's loneliness. When Pitch said he wanted a family, did feel sorry for him [[spoiler:being rejected by the Guardians.]]
**Let's not forget
that was a real opening up he did to Jack, and didn't want him to be only his tool but maybe like a friend or the family he wanted to have. That may be also viewed as a TookALevelInKindness, [[CruelToBeKind as he wants Jack thinking he is kind]] by showing him the Guardians never cared about him, even though he is the one who caused all of this.[[spoiler:he ''caused''said rejection]], here.



* ScareEmStraight: [[AllThereInTheManual Supplemental materials]] created by one of the film's artists indicate that he was once a well-intentioned (if perhaps misguided) figure with this as his philosophy. This comic contradicts the books, however, so this is probably secondary canon.

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* ScareEmStraight: [[AllThereInTheManual Supplemental Supplementary materials]] created by one of the film's artists indicate that he was once a well-intentioned well-meaning (if perhaps misguided) figure with this as his philosophy.MO. This comic contradicts the books, however, so this is probably secondary canon.



* SparedByAdaptation: Kind of. The movie left his true origins unsaid. There are hints he may be a spirit like Jack, but the fact that he [[spoiler:had been eaten by Fearlings and turned children into ones]] had been apparently removed.
* StalkerWithoutACrush: Toward Jack during a big part of the story because he wants him to join his side because he is powerful and isn't believed in like he is. [[StalkerWithACrush Unless you have this point of view]].
%%* SupernaturalGoldEyes
* TheyJustDontGetIt: He tries this on Jack before his WeCanRuleTogether speech.
* UnfortunateName: It's hard not to hear a different word when the characters yell "Pitch!"?

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* SparedByAdaptation: SparedByTheAdaptation: Kind of. The movie left his true origins unsaid. There are hints he may be a spirit like Jack, but the fact that he [[spoiler:had been eaten possessed by Fearlings and turned children into ones]] done the same to children]] had been apparently removed.
* StalkerWithoutACrush: Toward Jack during a big part of the story because he wants him to join his side because he is powerful and isn't believed in like he is. [[StalkerWithACrush Unless you think he ''does'' have this point of view]].
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a crush...]]
*
SupernaturalGoldEyes
* TheyJustDontGetIt: He tries this on Jack before during his WeCanRuleTogether speech.
* UnfortunateName: It's hard not to hear a different word when the characters yell "Pitch!"?"Pitch!"
*VillainousCheekbones
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* AmbiguouslyBi: If the fact that [[spoiler:he had a wife and a daughter pre-possession]] carries over into the movie. He also flirts a little bit with Tooth during his introduction in the prequel comic, and he is [[HoYay ''all over Jack'']] in Antarctica (early artwork even shows him stroking Jack's jaw with a [[SmugSmiler smug smile]]!) when he tries to convince him to team up, and is genuinely hurt by his rejection. Even Bunnymund isn't safe: [[spoiler: When in his [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Depowered form]], Pitch has this to say about it:

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* AmbiguouslyBi: If the fact that [[spoiler:he had a wife and a daughter pre-possession]] carries over into the movie. He also flirts a little bit with Tooth during his introduction in the prequel comic, and he is [[HoYay ''all over Jack'']] in Antarctica (early artwork even shows him stroking Jack's jaw with a [[SmugSmiler smug smile]]!) when he tries to convince him to team up, and is [[spoiler:is genuinely hurt by his rejection. rejection.]] Even Bunnymund isn't safe: [[spoiler: When in his [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Depowered form]], form]]]], Pitch has this to say about it:



'''Bunnymund:''' (''jumps in North's arms, horrified'') Don't you even think about it!

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'''Bunnymund:''' -->'''Bunnymund:''' (''jumps in North's arms, horrified'') Don't you even think about it!



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He truly seems to care about the Nightmares and even seems to keep one ([[WordOfGod named Onyx in the script]]) as a sort of Consigliere. In the rufftoon comic, he seemed to really consider Manny as a friend, and felt truly betrayed when he chose the Guardians. And obviously [[spoiler:his daughter]] in the books.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Arguably. Until he takes an interest in Jack and his powers, he doesn't actually attack Jack and even tries (in a way) to convince him to stay out of a conflict .
* EvilBrit: He ''is'' voiced by Creator/JudeLaw.
* EvilCounterpart: Pitch is one to the Sandman. While Pitch delivers fear and bad dreams, Sandman gives hope and good dreams. They even use dust which reflect their color schemes and elemental powers. He's also one to Jack; they share the desire to be believed in and acknowledged.
* FaceHeelTurn: In any case, Pitch was a morally ambiguous but good person who turned wrong. More significant in the books.
%%* FauxAffablyEvil
* FragileSpeedster: And GlassCannon. In battle, Pitch is swift and can deal out powerful hits, but he can't take many hits in return. Sandy is capable of knocking him around like a ragdoll during their fight and Toothiana was able to knock out one of his teeth with one punch.
* GreenEyedMonster: The reason why he hated the Guardians is because the Man in the Moon chose them over him, replacing him in children's belief. Invoked too, when Jack refused his offer to join his side.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:After he's defeated and the Guardians corner him, his Nightmares show up. But seeing as how no one fears him now, they turn out to be ''his'' nightmares and promptly drag him off, kicking and screaming, back to his underground lair.]]
* HumanoidAbomination: Just looking at him you can get the feeling that there's something....''off'', his lair is an EldritchLocation itself, his powers are unnatural, he is "literally'' the stuff of nightmares'' as well as a dream equivalent of TheHeartless and controls an army of [[AnimalisticAbomination Animalistic Abominations]]. Although he is a little more tamer than his book counterpart, who was ''worse''.
* IfICantHaveYou: In a certain way, he does this to Jack when he offered him to join his side. When he refused, he became angry and refused to give back Baby Tooth in exchange for his staff.
* IHaveManyNames: Pitch only calls himself as "the Boogeyman" in the movie. However, the application and others materials can show he has others names, such as the Nightmare King.
* IJustWantToBeLoved: Or rather being believed, although the two reasons are closely joined. It's not clear what kind of "love" he searches for, but that may be likely Philia or Storge in his case.

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He truly seems to care about the Nightmares Nightmares, and even seems to keep one ([[WordOfGod named Onyx in the script]]) as a sort of Consigliere. In the rufftoon comic, he seemed to really consider Manny as a friend, and felt truly betrayed when he chose the Guardians. And obviously [[spoiler:his daughter]] [[spoiler:And then there's his daughter in the books.
books, obviously.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Arguably. Until he takes an interest in Jack and his powers, he doesn't actually attack Jack him and even tries (in a way) to convince him to stay out of a conflict .
conflict that doesn't involve him.
* EvilBrit: He ''is'' It comes with the territory when you're voiced by Creator/JudeLaw.
* EvilCounterpart: Pitch is one to To the Sandman. While Pitch delivers fear is tall, dark and bad dreams, Sandman gives hope skinny, Sandy is short, stout and good dreams. bright. They even use dust which reflect reflects their color schemes and elemental powers. He's powers.
**He might
also count as one to Jack; Jack, as they share the a desire to be believed in and acknowledged.
* FaceHeelTurn: In any case, Pitch Well, he was never a morally ambiguous saint, but good person who he did originally use fear as a protective measure until the Guardians turned wrong. More significant in the books.
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up.
*
FauxAffablyEvil
* FragileSpeedster: And GlassCannon. In battle, Closer to GlassCannon, really. Pitch is swift pretty fast in battle and can deal dole out powerful some hard hits, but he can't take too many hits in return. Sandy is capable of knocking throws him around like a ragdoll rag doll during their fight fight, and Toothiana was able to knock knocks out one of his teeth with one punch.
* GreenEyedMonster: The reason why he hated hates the Guardians is because the Guardians? The Man in the Moon chose them over him, replacing to replace him in children's belief. Invoked too, when Jack refused his offer to join his side.
as the protectors of kids.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:After he's defeated and the Guardians corner him, his Nightmares show up. But seeing as how since no one fears him now, they turn out to be drawn to ''his'' nightmares fear and promptly drag him off, kicking and screaming, screaming back to his underground lair.underground.]]
* HumanoidAbomination: Just looking at him you You can get the feeling tell that there's something....''off'', his something... ''Off'' about him. His lair itself is an EldritchLocation itself, EldritchLocation, his powers are unnatural, he is "literally'' born from [[TheCorruptor warping the stuff of nightmares'' as well as a dream equivalent of TheHeartless Sandman's]], and he controls an army of [[AnimalisticAbomination Animalistic Abominations]]. Although he is a little more tamer than AnimalisticAbominations. He's still not as monstrous as his book counterpart, who was ''worse''.though.
* IfICantHaveYou: In a certain way, he does He reacts something like this to when Jack when he offered him [[spoiler:refuses to join him, i.e. breaking Jack's staff over his side. When he refused, he became angry knee and refused to give back Baby Tooth in exchange for his staff.
throwing him down a crevasse.]]
* IHaveManyNames: Pitch only calls himself as "the Boogeyman" in the movie. However, the application and others supplementary materials can show he has others names, such as call him the Nightmare King.
King, as do the books.
* IJustWantToBeLoved: Or rather being believed, although "Believed in" technically, but the two reasons are closely joined. sentiment is the same. It's not clear what kind of "love" he searches for, but that may be it's safe to assume it's likely Philia or Storge in his case.Storge.



* ISurrenderSuckers: [[spoiler:When Sandman utterly trounces him, Pitch pretends to give up before summoning a horde of Nightmares.]]
* ItsPersonal: Maybe the reason why Pitch attempted a last strike on Jack in the finale battle instead of targeting the others Guardians.
* {{Jerkass}}: Might be or might be not a JerkassFacade according to his vulnerable moments that he hides with his contemptuous personality.
* JerkassHasAPoint: At the Tooth Palace, Pitch explains to Jack that being a Guardian is great, but there is a catch: if children stops believing in him, he would disappear. Unfortunately, that's true.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Maybe. The beginning of the prequel comic showed he wasn't entirely bad as Fear protected people. Furthermore, there was his friendship with the Man in the Moon in. However, the "gold" part disappeared very quickly.
* KickTheDog: A lot. Especially when he [[spoiler:threatens Baby Tooth before breaking Jack's staff after this latter refused his offer.]]
** He definitely came very far when he [[spoiler:killed Sandy]].
* LackOfEmpathy: Subverted. His kind of sympathy toward people sharing the same condition as he does is what humanizes him a bit. That doesn't prevent him to torture when he can and laughing at the pain of others.

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* ISurrenderSuckers: [[spoiler:When Sandman utterly trounces him, Pitch pretends to give up before summoning a horde of Nightmares.to stall for time until the Nightmares show up.]]
* ItsPersonal: Maybe the reason This might explain why Pitch attempted a last strike on [[spoilers:he puts most of his effort into fighting Jack in at the finale battle instead of targeting the others Guardians.
climax.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Jerkass: Might be or might be not a JerkassFacade according JerkassFacade, judging by how he talks to his vulnerable moments that he hides with his contemptuous personality.
Jack in Antarctica.
* JerkassHasAPoint: At the Tooth Palace, Pitch explains to warns Jack that being as a Guardian is great, but there is a catch: Guardian, he'll start to fade away if children stops kids stop believing in him, he would disappear. him. Unfortunately, that's this is true.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Maybe. The beginning of the prequel comic showed shows that he wasn't entirely bad as used Fear protected people. Furthermore, there was his friendship with to protect people, and that he really thought of the Man in the Moon in. However, as a friend. [[TookALevelInJerkass Not so much in the "gold" part disappeared very quickly.
movie.]]
* KickTheDog: A lot. Especially when he [[spoiler:threatens [[spoiler:goes back on his promise to trade the captive Baby Tooth before breaking for Jack's staff after this latter refused his offer.staff.]]
** He [[spoiler:Taunting Sandy as he [[NotQuiteDead not really]] dies definitely came very far when he [[spoiler:killed Sandy]].
counts]].
* LackOfEmpathy: Subverted. His kind of sympathy toward Zigzagged. He ''can'' be sympathetic to people sharing the same condition as he does is what humanizes him thinks are in a bit. That doesn't prevent him similar situation to torture when he can and laughing at the pain of others.himself,
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Well, "heroism" might be a stretch, but Pitch does come across a bit less loathsome here than in the books. [[spoiler: Book!Pitch is rightfully regarded as a monster, what with his [[WouldHurtAChild kidnapping children and warping them into Fearlings]] and outright 'genocide' of the Pookas. If anything, you feel sorry for Kozmotis Pitchiner, the Golden Age General who became Pitch after being possessed by Fearlings]]. Movie!Pitch, while being still a {{ManipulativeBastard manipulative]] JerkAss, is also shown in the tie-in comics [[spoiler:to have once been a WellIntentionedExtremist who protected children from danger a la ScareEmStraight before the Guardians were chosen, and has since been largely dismissed as not real.]] It doesn't really justify his [[KickTheDog dog-kicking]], but you can see where he's coming from if nothing else.
* AmbiguouslyBi: If his backstory where [[spoiler:he had a wife and a daughter as a human]] carries over into the movie. He also flirts a little bit with Tooth during his introduction in the prequel comic, and he is [[HoYay 'all over Jack']] in Antarctica (early artwork even shows him stroking Jack's jaw with a [[SmugSmiler smug smile]]!) when he tries to convince him to team up, and is genuinely hurt by his rejection. Even Bunnymund isn't safe: [[spoiler: When in his [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Depowered form]], Pitch has this to say about it:
-->'''Pitch:''' (''laughing, genuinely'') [[CutenessProximityLook how fluffy you are!]] Would you like a scratch behind the ears?

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* AdaptationalHeroism: Well, "heroism" might be a stretch, but Pitch does come across a bit less loathsome here than in the books. [[spoiler: Book!Pitch is rightfully regarded as a monster, what with his [[WouldHurtAChild kidnapping children and warping them into Fearlings]] and outright 'genocide' ''genocide'' of the Pookas. If anything, you feel sorry for Kozmotis Pitchiner, the Golden Age General who became Pitch after being possessed by Fearlings]]. Movie!Pitch, while being still a {{ManipulativeBastard [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]] JerkAss, [[JerkAss jackass]], is also shown in the tie-in comics [[spoiler:to have once been a WellIntentionedExtremist who protected children from danger a la ScareEmStraight before the Guardians were chosen, and has since been largely dismissed as not real.]] It doesn't really justify his [[KickTheDog dog-kicking]], but you can see where he's coming from if nothing else.
* AmbiguouslyBi: If his backstory where the fact that [[spoiler:he had a wife and a daughter as a human]] pre-possession]] carries over into the movie. He also flirts a little bit with Tooth during his introduction in the prequel comic, and he is [[HoYay 'all ''all over Jack']] Jack'']] in Antarctica (early artwork even shows him stroking Jack's jaw with a [[SmugSmiler smug smile]]!) when he tries to convince him to team up, and is genuinely hurt by his rejection. Even Bunnymund isn't safe: [[spoiler: When in his [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Depowered form]], Pitch has this to say about it:
-->'''Pitch:''' (''laughing, genuinely'') [[CutenessProximityLook Look how fluffy you are!]] are! Would you like a scratch behind the ears?



* AlasPoorVillain: His actions are unforgivable and he deserved to be punished. However, you can't help but feeling sad for him when [[spoiler:he isn't believed in anymore and when his Nightmares bring him back to his lair]].
* AntiVillain: He switches between a WellIntentionedExtremist and a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds. More the latter than the former, though, as his actions are more for himself.
** AntiHero: In the comic, he was more of a Type V (as Fear protected people, but he committed very morally ambiguous actions for doing it) before turning into a VillainProtagonist.

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* AlasPoorVillain: His actions are unforgivable and he deserved definitely deserves to be punished. However, punished for them, but you can't help but feeling sad still might feel a little sorry for him when [[spoiler:he isn't believed [[spoiler:everyone stops believing in anymore him and when his the Nightmares bring drag him back to his lair]].
* AntiVillain: He switches between a WellIntentionedExtremist and a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds. More He qualifies more as the latter than the former, though, as his actions are more for himself.
almost totally selfish.
** AntiHero: In the comic, he was comes across as more of a Type V (as (using Fear protected to protect people, but although how he committed very morally ambiguous actions for doing it) actually went about it was... Questionable) before turning into a VillainProtagonist.



* BenevolentBoss: As surprising as it is, he is this to his Nightmares.
* BigBad: He's the main bad guy of the movie.

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* BenevolentBoss: As surprising as it is, he is counts as this to his the Nightmares.
* BigBad: He's the main bad guy of the movie.BigBad



* BreakThemByTalking: On pretty much everyone, but Jack proves to be the most affected by it.
* BigBrotherInstinct: In one of original plots for earlier versions of the movie, he was meant to be this toward Jack. In other materials (especially in rufftoon's drawings), they seem to have a AloofBigBrother and AnnoyingYoungerSibling relationship.

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* BreakThemByTalking: On pretty much everyone, but A favorite tactic of his. Jack proves to be the most affected by vulnerable it.
* BigBrotherInstinct: In one of original plots for earlier Earlier versions of the movie, he was meant to be this toward Jack. script featured him and Jack being brothers. In other materials (especially in rufftoon's drawings), they seem tend to have a AloofBigBrother interact as "AloofBigBrother and AnnoyingYoungerSibling relationship.AnnoyingYoungerSibling."



* CastingAShadow: Shadows are his element, in contrast to Sandy's light.
* CheshireCatGrin: At the end of his BreakingSpeech with Jack, he backs into the shadows where all you can see are his eyes and toothy smile.
* CirclingMonologue: Fond of these.

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* CastingAShadow: Shadows are his element, in contrast to Sandy's light.
CastingAShadow
* CheshireCatGrin: At the end of his BreakingSpeech with Jack, he backs into the shadows where until all you can see are his eyes and toothy smile.
teeth.
* CirclingMonologue: Fond He's fond of these.



* TheCorruption: Pitch's Nightmare power came from years of converting Sandy's golden sand dreams into black sand.
* CutenessProximity: Hinted when you see how he reacts in front of a little Nightmare as well as in front of [[spoiler:Bunnymund in a small rabbit version]].

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* TheCorruption: Pitch's Nightmare power came comes from years of converting Sandy's golden sand dreams into black dream sand.
* CutenessProximity: Hinted when you see how he reacts in front of at with his reaction to a little Nightmare small Nightmare, as well as in front of [[spoiler:Bunnymund in a small rabbit version]].



* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Though his skin tone is closer to a gray ''corpse''.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He seems to care genuinely for his Nightmares and treated them better than he could do to anyone else in the movie. His Nightmare named Onyx (which is his pet) seems to be his favorite. In the rufftoon comic, the friendship between Pitch and Manny seemed to be quite genuine to the point that Pitch was angry when he thought that Manny cast him out. And obviously [[spoiler:his daughter]] in the books.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Arguably. Until he takes an interest in Jack and his powers, he doesn't physically attack Jack and even tries (in one way) to convince him to stay out of this conflict because he is a neutral party.

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* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Though his skin tone is closer to that a gray ''corpse''.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He truly seems to care genuinely for his about the Nightmares and treated them better than he could do even seems to anyone else in the movie. His Nightmare keep one ([[WordOfGod named Onyx (which is his pet) seems to be his favorite. in the script]]) as a sort of Consigliere. In the rufftoon comic, the friendship between Pitch and Manny he seemed to be quite genuine to the point that Pitch was angry really consider Manny as a friend, and felt truly betrayed when he thought that Manny cast him out.chose the Guardians. And obviously [[spoiler:his daughter]] in the books.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Arguably. Until he takes an interest in Jack and his powers, he doesn't physically actually attack Jack and even tries (in one a way) to convince him to stay out of this conflict because he is a neutral party.conflict .
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* AmbiguouslyBi: If his backstory where [[spoiler:he had a wife and a daughter as a human]] carries over into the movie. He also flirts a little bit with Tooth during his introduction in the prequel comic, and he is [[HoYayall over Jack]] in Antarctica (early artwork even shows him stroking Jack's jaw with a [[SmugSmiler smug smile]]!) when he tried to convince him to team up, and is genuinely hurt by his rejection. called Bunnymund "cute" for mocking him, making Bunnymund slightly scared (though Bunny was probably just worried Pitch might try to harm him).
-->'''Pitch:''' (''laughing, genuinely'') Look how fluffy you are! Would you like a scratch behind the ears?\\
'''Bunnymund:''' (''jumps in North's arms'') Don't you even think about it!

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* AmbiguouslyBi: If his backstory where [[spoiler:he had a wife and a daughter as a human]] carries over into the movie. He also flirts a little bit with Tooth during his introduction in the prequel comic, and he is [[HoYayall [[HoYay 'all over Jack]] Jack']] in Antarctica (early artwork even shows him stroking Jack's jaw with a [[SmugSmiler smug smile]]!) when he tried tries to convince him to team up, and is genuinely hurt by his rejection. called Even Bunnymund "cute" for mocking him, making Bunnymund slightly scared (though Bunny was probably just worried isn't safe: [[spoiler: When in his [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Depowered form]], Pitch might try has this to harm him).
say about it:
-->'''Pitch:''' (''laughing, genuinely'') Look [[CutenessProximityLook how fluffy you are! are!]] Would you like a scratch behind the ears?\\
ears?
'''Bunnymund:''' (''jumps in North's arms'') arms, horrified'') Don't you even think about it!
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