* There is a scene (just after Sandy's BigGuyDiesFirst moment) when Jack goes against Pitch all by himself, ''totally owns him'', and even guardians ask "how did you do that?" For some reason, it's never explained, why exactly he could do that. The closest thing to explanation I may find, is that element fun and laughter is natural counter to fear and nightmares; but it's merely blind guessing, which lacks proof.
** What you have listed seems the most likely case, in addition to the fact that Jack, unlike the others, doesn't have power that is only proportional to how many children believe in him. Notice how once Jamie becomes able to see Jack, he is unable to use the same attack to defeat Pitch as before, though this was also due to Pitch growing stronger through the fear of the children.
* Bunnymund says "I'm bringing spring to every continent, an' I'm bringin' hope with me!" ... ... except for Africa, South America, and what's that last one, oh, yes, ''Australia.'' How can the Easter Bunny forget that Easter doesn't align with springtime in his home continent?
** When North America doesn't get their presents or Easter eggs, the news probably spreads to the Southern Hemisphere. And where does it say Bunnymund is Australian? Sure, he has the accent, but he was never stated to be born in Australia. Also, are bunnies typically found in Australia?
*** According to the other wiki, yes.
*** Given the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbits_in_Australia rabbit epidemic]] that occurred when settlers decided to introduce rabbits (see: animals with no indigenous predators), I'd say yes, though it's more controlled now.
**** Um, excuse me, just to pull you up on this, but Bunnymund is clearly modelled off a kangaroo. And it's not just an accent, he uses boomerangs as weapons. And he drops so many cliche Australian slang words that I feel like I'm choking on my own culture. He's definitely Australian, and it bugged me as well that they put Easter in springtime, when here it's smack in autumn.
* North's accent and costumes make sense, Santa is modelled on St Nick, who was originally a Scandinavian and Northern European folklore, so him wearing Russian (?) style hats and so on makes sense. So why is Bunnymund so obviously Australian when rabbits are major destructive introduced pests in that country? Surely the Easter Bunny has been around longer than the 150 years or so rabbits have been in Australia?
** It seems that people have the myths first, then the Man in the Moon (eventually) selects guardians to represent that belief.
** As for Easter Bunny from Australia - [[WildMassGuessing Bunnymund was originally an ordinary rabbit]] who survived the rabbit extermination emerged in a new world, and became the first of its kind to truly feel hope and understand new beginnings. [[GreenLantern He is thus transformed, elevated above the others]]. Hope is born. And thus '''[[MundaneMadeAwesome Easter Bunny]]'''.
* How is it that Jamie is, for a while, the only kid in the whole world to believe in the Guardians when his sister ''actually met them'' too?
** Check the "Fridge Logic" page. It says this there. Twice, actually. They were really close together, only a room apart, so their lights were probably so close Pitch thought they were one (heck, on that globe an entire city is pretty much a dot). Or Sophie was just too young to actually even understand the concept of "belief". For example, Christmas is that day where toys appear under a tree decorated with glowy thingies.
** Indeed, note that Sophie displays absolutely zero surprise at seeing the Guardians, or any of the wacky stuff she encounters. She's just too little for her belief to be a matter of faith, it's all "Ooo, that thing I've seen before that I like!"
** Or because Sophie fell asleep under the effect of Sandy's sands, she slipped into a pleasant dream about the Guardians, so woke up believing the entire experience was part of the same dream. NiceJobBreakingItHero there, Sandy.
* This is something made somewhat unclear in the movie. if enough people believe in a specific guardian, does that mean that everyone can automatically see him or her? Or is it only people who believe in a specific guardian that can see that specific guardian.
** The latter, I believe is the case.
** However, if you know Santa Claus is real, you'd probably be more inclined to believe in Easter Bunny, etc. So it helps,
* So, supposedly the town Jack was hanging out at towards the beginning of the movie had a snow day. But there's barely enough snow on the grass to constitute a snow day, let alone the streets.
** If the town was part of a school district, instead of having a school system exclusively for that particular town, it's possible that there was heavy snow in another area and this town only got a little. This troper has had a ''lot'' of snow days with no snow at all, because of the weather in another part of the district.
** Some towns do not close down school for any amount of snow at all, but others cancel school for just a sprinkle of snow on the ground. it's possible Jamie's town falls in the latter.
** Jack ices up the streets pretty good in creating the snow day, which was probably one of the major justifications for it.
** The snow doesn't have to be all that deep, so long as it's enough to, say, bring down a tree on the power lines ''to the school itself''.
* Why didn't the Bunny just set the tunnel entrance to the inside of Santa's workshop, rather than outside?
** Or it could be that Santa's workshop had some kind of spells preventing magical entry. That's very common in fantastic fiction.
*** That doesn't seem to be the case, since Pitch is able to appear inside the North Pole and Bunny later opens a tunnel to his warren directly from Santa's workshop. Still, it would be good manners not to directly transport yourself into someone else's home. It's like knocking before coming inside for non-magical guests.
*** Bunny also presumably goes straight back to Santa's after the Yeti's nap Jack, through his tunnel. It's possible he didn't the first time out of politeness mixed with RuleOfFunny
* What was with the mouse? Did he work for the tooth fairy or something? And if so, and if she still had people out there working for her, why were so many kids still losing faith so fast if they were apparently outsourcing their work?
** The mouse is a European equivalent to the tooth fairy myth. It was a nod to other fairy tales. And if I had to guess, it's just about who woke up at the time. Remember timezones are a factor. So while other kids woke up, several others were still asleep. The European division doesn't cover places like North America.
** Possibly the child in question was a European ''visiting'' North America, and the two different divisions got their orders crossed on who was supposed to pick up that particular tooth.
* Why was Jamie the only one left who believed? What about Sophie, she saw the guardians even more than Jaime. She went to the Easter Bunny's tunnel and saw the eggs being made.
** See the above.
* Who do only children count? I mean, I'm sure the parents would notice that they weren't replacing any teeth with quarters (or ''[[NoKillLikeOverkill Christmas trees]]''), or that there were a lot of gifts they hadn't bought, etc., so they have every logical reason to believe that there's either some weirdo creep in every neighbourhood in the world or the legends are all real.
** Just standard kids movie stuff. If there's not a trope for Adults Don't Believe, there ought to be.
* Jack's staff was just an oddly shaped stick when he first picked it up, and before then, he was shown to still have powers .So why does he lose all of his powers when Pitch breaks it?
** Maybe it just focus his powers so he has more control over them.
** This troper saw it as Jack's staff giving him more conscious control and direction rather than his "blunter" winter-spirit abilities (he uses the staff to create snowballs, but not to make it snow).
** [[spoiler: As the staff is what he'd used to save his sister, proving himself worthy of the Man in the Moon's favor, it had probably been a receptacle for his Guardian powers all along: he just didn't realize it, because he wasn't actually using them to ''protect'' kids (as opposed to showing them a good time), so was operating at a low ebb for all those years. That's why Jack himself was caught off-guard when his powers got so much stronger once he directed them against a genuine threat.]]
* What about all the kids who aren't celebrating Christmas or Easter-there's plenty of Jewish kids...
** The Tooth Fairy and Sandman are wholly secular. And while Santa and the Easter Bunny are associated with Christian/Catholic holidays, they're really just big jolly figures that even other kids probably enjoy the sight and thought of. Anyway, the Guardians protect all children, including the ones that don't believe in them, so it's not like it matters in the big scheme of things.
** Not to mention, both Easter and Christmas are both related to even older holidays celebrating the solstices.
** They're both very much representations of the secular side of Easter and Christmas anyway, which is an element that a lot of non-Christians get involved in (if only because they coincide with school holidays and so forth).
* That isn't very clear about the film, but what were Pitch's actual feelings about Jack? That's sure, they both are enemies, but according to the scene in Antarctica, Pitch seems to see him more as he offered Jack to join him. The question is: was Pitch's only goal in this scene was manipulating Jack as usual, or was he truly sincere about the fact that he felt alone of not being believed in. It looks like that's one of few scenes where he was shown as sincere and actually showed some true empathy toward him, as he sounded very sad to not being believed in. And the face that he had when Jack refused his offer showed he was genuinely sad about being rejected, so maybe he was truly sincere about the offer. But before this event, Pitch definitely mocked Jack for not being believed in, spent all his time to torture him and even tried to apart Jack from the others Guardians by giving him the teeth of his memories. So, were these actions were planned from the beginning to make Jack joining his side, or was it something he did to break Jack down more than he already did?
** Why not both? He could have genuinely wanted Jack to join him, but saw manipulating him against the other guardians to be more important. He may have just seen it as a way to do both. Also, he clearly believed he was in complete control and was going to win regardless. So he had no real reason to manipulate Jack other than to join his side.
** I see so was that a twisted way to gain friendship, wasn't it? However, another point about this Antartica scene: why did he want Jack to join his side? Apparently, the first reason why he was interested in Jack was his powers wasn't he? However, if he only wanted his powers and being unstoppable if Jack joined his side, why did he just take the staff in exchange of Baby Tooth then just broke it right afterward? The staff is apparently an extension of Jack's powers, so he could have just kept it for himself. Or did he do it because Jack's rejection?
** There's never any indication that the staff contains ice powers independent of Jack's, or that Pitch would be able to use them even if it did - at best, he may be able to use it as an extension of his own power over shadow and fear, but that's pretty doubtful. If breaking it is what seems to weaken Jack even further, then why not?
* Okay, if Jack's powers affected the world, couldn't he have, for example, used his ice and such to write his name and animate ice sculptures to bring attention to it? I don't accept him being, if he was, illiterate as excuse. He had enough time to learn and his wind can carry books, if he himself couldn't have done that.
** Maybe he didn't want to, and was mostly interested in having fun. Or he tried it a few times early on, it didn't work, and he gave up. Or he never thought of it before. Or RuleOfDrama.
** True belief in something involves having faith in it even when it may not be there. That's not nearly the same as being shown or told firsthand that something's real and just accepting it like that. Jack pretty much says so at the end of the film. Note how Jamie doesn't see Jack until Jack creates a frost bunny that causes it to start snowing in his room, by exposing his center in the shadow of Jamie's fear and despair.
* How could Jack's baby teeth contain memories up until the moment he died? When he died he was in his latter teens at least, long after he was done having baby teeth.
** The same way the other kids' teeth could give their memories back, even though the kids in question were scattered around the world. [[AWizardDidIt They were still connected.]]
* Why did human Jack go ice skating barefoot? Even if he was too poor to afford skates, intentionally going barefoot on winter ice is potentially deadly.
** He had ice skates too. You can see this in the scene with his sister. He probably took them off when his sister was trapped on thin ice.
* If Jack Frost [[spoiler: became Jack Frost after drowning in a frozen lake]], does that mean other Guardians and Pitch came around in a similar manner?
** Not according to the books. As I recall, North was the only Guardian besides Jack to start off as a human, and he was [[spoiler: a wizard who chose to take up the role]]. Pitch [[spoiler: was a human who was possessed by an EldritchAbomination.]]
** IIRC, the Tooth Fairy stated outright that they were all once human(Or possibly rabbit) until they were chosen to become guardians.
** She said they'd all had lives and families. That doesn't preclude some of them having possibly been something other than human.
* Quote from Pitch's character page: "He was once a Well-Intentioned Extremist who used fear to protect children from danger." How, exactly, did he do that? The movie didn't have anything about that and I'm not currently able to read the books.
** In the sense of using fear as warning. For instance, say a child comes across a dog that's twice their size, barking wildly at them. They'd instantly be terrified and run away. Pitch once used fear as means to veer them away from danger, not outright protect them from it. And the books and movie seem rocky on Pitch's plot, constantly zig-zagging his story and morals. The movie takes place far long after the books, so it's likely Pitch has become a permanent no-good-doer.
** The character page is referencing how children's scare-stories like the Boogeyman originally served a purpose, namely keeping kids safe from genuine threats by presenting the danger as something their imaginations could engage with. For instance, if Jack's little sister had been told that a ferocious monster awoke in the frozen pond each winter and lurked under the ice, waiting for careless little girls to walk onto a thin patch so it could break through and gobble them up, she'd have been pretty scared, but she'd have stayed off the ice and ''wouldn't'' have needed her big brother to drown saving her life.
* What was it that prompted Jack to offer to take Sophie home after the egg-decorating scene? The other Guardians reminded him that he would be their best bet for bringing Easter to the surface if Pitch showed up, and he's just found out that all of them could use some more time spent with children...So even though he couldn't have foreseen Pitch using his memories to lure him off-track, why didn't he just let one of them return her home through a quicker method, like a snow-globe or those tunnels in the ground?
** Bunny sure was needed at that moment, being the leader of the ordeal. Perhaps Jack simply got excited? He liked being in Burgess and he was probably thrilled to find out that he could actually hold Sophie, as opposed to passing through her.
** [[spoiler: Or maybe he unknowingly retains some feelings from his last moments as a human, and subconsciously he wanted to be able to take the little girl home safely because he wasn't able to bring his own sister home and tuck ''her'' safely into bed.]]
* Each of the Guardians is supposed to protect a certain aspect of childhood - North is wonder, the Easter Bunny is hope, Sandy is dreams, and [[spoiler: Jack is fun]]. But what is Tooth supposed to protect? Is she just a guardian of children's memories like she says, or is there some aspect similar to those of the others that is contained ''within'' the memories?
** I think a bit of both. She and her fairies protect the memories, which is important in its own right, and specifically, of the memories of what's important- which probably means the decisions that made the children what they are, the times they had fun, even their regrets.
** Yes, but...but what is Tooth's ''center'' supposed to be? Is it just...memories, or...?
*** The way I gathered, though I might be wrong, it is simply "memories". Just as North's is just "wonder", Jack's is "fun", Bunny"s is "hope" and Sandy's is "dreams"- however they each may be defined in different ways, as in dreams meaning not just dreams at night, but daydreams and dreams for the future as well.
* In relation to the above, for how long do Tooth, Sandy and probably Jack have an effect on certain people? I mean true we stop losing "baby teeth" after a while but Tooth says she and her fairies remind "them of what's important." Does that apply to adults too? And adults most certainly don't stop dreaming, OR having fun at times (despite all appearances.)
** I think it can be agreed upon that with the way adults (most adults) live, a lot of them don't really have time for things like really, truly indulging in wonder or fun, but that the select few times that they do may be a result of the Guardians' influences on them, perhaps so that they never ''truly'' forget what it means to be a kid. The fact that Jack was able to reclaim the memories of the day he died when he was still beyond the age of losing his baby teeth pretty much speaks for itself and, as you said, everyone has dreams at one point or another, no matter what age they are. But the Guardians' main focus is children since, if you don't ''show'' them what it's like to experience wonder, hope, or having fun, then they wouldn't have those virtues to look back on when they're older and they might really need them. (Take, for example, children who grow up in really troubled homes - a lot of them have trouble adjusting, fitting in, and such as they get older because they never got to live life as a normal kid should.)
* What is the exact connection between Jack and his staff? He's shown using his powers both with and without it, but there's one point in the movie where he's falling out of the sky and has to grab hold of the staff again before he can save himself, and when Pitch snaps it in two, Jack seems to feel physical pain as a reaction.
* Here's what I think to be a pretty good question - Jack refuses Pitch's offer to work together so that both of them would be believed in (and feared). This is before he finds out that Pitch still has Baby Tooth, so he's got no reason to hold back, but instead he turns around and starts walking away. Why didn't he try taking him down right then and there? Was he really going to let him get away?
* Can someone ''please'' explain that last line of dialogue at the end of the film?! "When the moon tells you something, believe it." What was even the POINT of that? Was it meant to be some loose moral they tried adding onto the end, or was just because Dreamworks picked up the IdiotBall for a moment? Seriously, what were they thinking putting that in?