And I Must Scream: Not as bad as at other examples, considering that he had at least some contact with some of the guardians, but he was completely alone, invisible to the extent that people passed through him, and didn't know anything about himself or what he was meant to do for over three hundred years.
Anti-Hero: He's brave and heroic at heart, but also an incorrigible trickster who prefers to work alone.
Jack: Am I on the Naughty List? Santa:On the Naughty List? You hold record.
When Jack was still human, he and his sister were playing on a frozen lake. When the ice started to crack beneath his sister's feet, Jack used his staff to swap his position with hers, saving her, but also caused him to fall into the lake himself and drown.
The Call Has Bad Reception: Jack is really The Hero at heart, and the Moon gave Jack his powers so that he could be a Guardian. Too bad no one gave Jack any indication of what he was meant to *do* with his powers, or even any memory from before he got them.
Kidnapped by an Ally: He's already well-acquainted with the other Guardians before the movie's events. However, in order to "persuade" him to join their team, they bring them to their base first via Bag of Kidnapping.
Locked into Strangeness: Though we never get to see what the other Guardians looked like as humans, Jack gets pale skin and white hair out of the transformation. (His eyes also change from brown to blue.)
Magic Staff: He doesn't need it to access his powers, but the staff allows him to channel it and seemingly amplify it. It also seems to be connected to him directly in some fashion as being forcefully separated from it or having it broken causes him visible pain.
Mr. Fanservice: He attracted an army of fangirls before the film was released.
Drives Like Crazy: To the terror of Bunnymund and the amusement of Sandy and Jack, North's sleigh has no seat-belts and rides like a roller coaster. And this doesn't even begin to cover North's actual driving/flying habits.
"I hope you like the loop-de-loops!"
Dual Wielding: He brandishes two large sabers. They seem to be linked to his magical strength in some way as he can only summon one while the children were losing belief the world over and was overjoyed (and surprised) when he was able to pull out a second one during the climax.
Fake Russian: Alec Baldwin gives North a booming Russian accent.
Storyboard Body: He has his Naughty and Nice lists tattooed on his forearms (and, considering the lengths of those lists, most likely over much more of his body). At the same time, having tattoos points to him being a Badass and Former Teen Rebel.
Teleporters and Transporters: His snowglobes act as these, just say the name of your target destination and throw them. He can also teleport between chimneys at will, though there's probably a range limitation to this one.
The Dreaded: It's not explicit, but check out the look on Pitch's face whenever Sandy turns up, and his approach to fighting him: he avoids direct confrontation with him if he can, preferring to let his Nightmares do the work, and kills him with an arrow to the back when he's distracted. Sandy at the very least intimidates Pitch, and at the most terrifies him.
Genki Girl: She's usually quite upbeat and full of energy. It's when things are really bad that she isn't.
Improbable Weapon User: Can use her own feathers to rip through things, as evidenced when she uses them against Pitch's nightmare minions.
Lightning Bruiser: When at full strength, she can literally rip through hordes of nightmares at breakneck speed, and punch Pitch hard enough to knock out a tooth. Though as she's de-powered for most of the film, she's more of a Fragile Speedster.
Mama Bear: It would be wise not to mess with her fairies.
Non-Mammal Mammaries: Averted. Since her design is based off of a hummingbird's and she's mostly covered in feathers, she doesn't have noticeable breasts. What figure she does have is Justified by her human origin.
Race Lift: The Tooth Fairy is evidently vaguely South Asian in the books while in the movie she's white. That said she doesn't look that different from the design on the cover of her title book, where her skin is actually blue.
Ship Tease: She has several moments with Jack, most notably where at the end, she briefly gives Jack a hug and they share a Held Gaze before Baby Tooth cuts in.
Big Brother Instinct: At the beginning of the movie, Bunnymund makes it obvious just how much he hates Jack. But despite this he still sticks up for him, as shown when Pitch made a low blow against the boy.
Butt Monkey: While he's still very much a badass in his own right, Bunnymund does find himself as the butt of many of the gags in the film. And considering his frosty personality, it's hilarious every time.
Character Exaggeration: Of all the original Guardians, he shows the biggest changes between book and movie, going from a calm, technically inclined, chocolate hobbyist, to slightly hot headed nature warrior.
Defrosting Ice King: Bunnymund is very cold and aloof towards Jack for most of the film. It isn't until Jack proves himself as a hero that Bunnymund finally starts to show him genuine respect.
Depower: When Jack wasn't around in time to help the Guardians save Easter, children all over the world stopped believing in the Easter Bunny and it hit him so hard that he reverted to the size of a little rabbit.
Tunnel King: Can travel almost as fast as Santa's portal-forming snowglobes, just by forming instant tunnels by tapping the ground with a foot. These tunnels can lead anywhere, even inside someone's house! They seal up once he (and whoever else is with him) enter, leaving no trace, except maybe a single blooming flower.
Pitch Black (The Boogeyman) (Jude Law)
Batman Gambit: His appearance in the North Pole at the beginning of the film was meant to bring the Guardians there, and thus leave the Tooth Palace unprotected for his first attack.
Bond Villain Stupidity: Pitch breaks Jack's staff, effectively rendering him powerless, then blasts him into a ravine. He then tosses the broken staff in the same ravine, allowing Jack to fix it and get back in the fight.
Combat Pragmatist: His strategy for dealing with Sandy? Avoid direct contact with him, use the Nightmares to distract him, and fire an arrow in his back. Did you expect someone who moves through shadows to fight fair?
The Corruption: Pitch's Nightmare power came from years of converting Sandy's golden sand dreams into black sand bad dreams.
Evil Counterpart: 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.
Fragile Speedster: Bordering on Glass Cannon. 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.
Hoist by His Own Petard: 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.
Scare 'Em Straight: 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 is probably Secondary canon.
Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Maybe. If his backstory from the book where he was commander 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.
Would Hurt a Child: 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, 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.
Melancholy Moon: The first scene when Jack describes how he awakened, feeling frightened and cold, as moonlight is seen through the ice.
Weird Moon: The moon is always full when the characters need to look at it. Then again, the Man in the Moon does have magic powers.
Jamie Bennett (Dakota Goyo)
Adorkable: The way he expresses his fascination with creatures he believes are real at the beginning of the movie qualifies him for this.
Agent Mulder: Believes more than pretty much any other human, including in things the others aren't sure about (like Yetis). Becomes the last believer by the climax, and then restoring the faith in the others.
When his mom offhandedly mentions Jack Frost, his instant reaction is to ask who that is foreshadowing his status as Jack's first believer and when Jack's fun results in him losing a tooth, he's sure it was the Tooth Fairy.
Snooping Little Kid: How Bunny reacts to her being in his warren. She accidentally went through a portal, though, and is really just trying to have fun.
Cupcake (Dominique Grund)
All Girls Like Ponies: She wears a sort of tutu when playing in the snow, her room is completely pink, she has dreams about unicorns, and during the final battle, she confronts one of Pitch's nightmares and turns it into a life-size unicorn made of dream sand. She promptly cuddles it and starts skipping away with it.
Her dream-unicorn is corrupted by Pitch into the first nightmare shown; it's entirely possible that the one she transforms is the same one he took from her!
Badass Crew: Everyone who works for the guardians—the Yetis, faeries, elves, egg golems, and so on. While most of the faeries are captured early on, Baby Tooth proves they can still be awesome by herself.
Damsels in Distress: Almost all of Tooth's fairies are captured by Pitch and held in cages for most of the movie.
Satellite Character: Because we don't see much of her other than a flashback to Jack's life as a human, Jack's little sister doesn't have a defined personality other than being his sister.