[[folder: Jack Frost]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ChrisPine

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. At the end of the film, Jack becomes the Guardian of Fun.
* AcquaintedWithEmergencyServices: He has become acquainted with the yetis guarding Santa's workshop. Just after saying he's been trying to get inside for years, he says "Hey, Phil" to one guard, who gives him an "I'm watching you" gesture.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: This adaptation has Jack Frost as an ultimate {{pretty boy}}. However common depictions of him are generally of the [[https://www.scoop.it/t/they-were-here-and-might-return/p/4005648234/2013/08/04/jack-frost-father-frost-old-man-winter-perhaps-jokul-frosti "Young, handsome elfin" kind]] and Jack Frost is often portrayed to look like an elf: [[http://s1.1zoom.net/big0/409/320685-Sepik.jpg small and with young-looking features.]] He may also have wintry touches like white hair, blue clothing, or icicles adorning his body.
* AdaptationalHeroism: His original mythology portrayed him as a prankster, too. However, he wasn't always nice with people and even may kill children with his snow without any regret. In other stories, he is a villain, but here, he is a hero and a kind soul.
** Actually Jack Frost in mythology was actually relatively kind...if you treated him well. If you were kind to him, he'd give you protection from the winter elements; be rude, and he'd leave you to freeze to your death. Jack Frost was originally just an expression. Though over time he turned from an expression to an actual personification of winter. Jack Frost's EstablishingCharacterMoment in his mythology came from Margaret T. Canby's ''Birdie and His Fairy Friends'' in which there is a short story called ''"The Frost Fairies."'' In this story, Jack Frost is the king of the frost fairies and is described as a ''kind'' fellow ''who wants to help children'', whereas a king of a neighboring kingdom, King Winter, is cruel to them. The story tells the origins of how Jack Frost began to oversee the coloring of the leaves of the forest in fall. This is the first known establishment of Jack Frost as a character, and he's not only sympathetic but ''heroic'' and ''combats against other more malevolent personifications of winter''.
* AllLovingHero: Implied to be one. Jack loves children, would never hurt them and tries to protect them as much as he can. Even though the Guardians left him alone during so long, he is always ready to help Tooth when her fairies are kidnapped. It is also implied that he never wished to hurt Pitch either, and was still sorry for him in the end.
* AllThereInTheManual: In the books Jack Frost is revealed to be [[spoiler: an older Nightlight. Before Jack Frost was Jack Frost, he was Nightlight, the most trusted and valiant companion of Mim, the Man in the Moon. As Nightlight, he has appeared in every novel of the Guardians of Childhood series, but as Jack Frost, he has yet to make his first official appearance. The books mention that Nightlight was incapable of aging unless he gave someone a "Kiss of Goodnight", and in "Sandman and the War Of Dreams" he willingly gives up being a "Nightlight" by kissing Katherine so she could wake up, resulting in him being able to grow older (And thus growing into Jack Frost). Nightlight's story and development into Jack Frost is going to be revealed in [[http://riseoftheguardians.wikia.com/wiki/Jack_Frost:_The_End_Becomes_The_Beginning the final novel.]] ]]
* AndIMustScream: 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 300 years''.
* AntiHero: 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 the record.
* ArtInitiatesLife: Jack can make realistic but ghostly animals out of doodles in condensed mist on a window, as shown when he made a bunny to keep Jamie's belief active.
%%* AudienceSurrogate
* BadassAdorable: Next to Sandy, he has the most offensive power among the Guardians.
* BeneathTheMask: Jack is apparently cheerful and always tries to make people having fun. However, he is really a lonely soul who tries to be believed, and belonging to a place he could call home.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Don't piss him off, or chances are you'll end up a frozen popsicle.
* BigBrotherInstinct:
** Jack is this toward every child of the story, which could explain the fact that he is the most connected to them amongst the Guardians. He can also be viewed as a PapaWolf, too.
** [[spoiler: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. It is even said that his best memories are with his sister.]]
* BlueIsHeroic: Jack's blue jacket. While he's a troublemaker, he tries his best to help the children of the world.
* BookWorm: Subtle, but Jack expresses interest in the book that Jamie Bennett is reading when making the snow day.
* TheCallHasBadReception: Jack is really TheHero 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.
* CharacterDevelopment: He goes from an incorrigible, lonely trickster who prefers having fun rather than being a Guardian to a more responsible, brave person (although he is still a trickster).
* ChickMagnet: Tooth and her Mini-Fairies all have crushes on him.
* ColorMotifs: His signature color is blue.
* CoolBigBro: The epitome of this.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: [[spoiler:As a human, he had brown hair and eyes.]] A much milder example when he's actually Jack Frost; his hair is silver and his eyes are icy blue.
* DeadpanSnarker: Jack has a sardonic, wisecracking sense of humor.
* DeadToBeginWith: [[spoiler:The film opens with Jack having drowned in a lake.]]
* DeathActivatedSuperPower: [[spoiler:Jack was chosen as a Guardian because he died saving his sister.]]
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:The spirit of ice and snow drowned while ice-skating.]]
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: The source of Jack's anti-social behavior towards the Guardians and refusal to adhere to rules was mostly because of his frustration with the Man in the Moon never answering his questions about who he was or why he was created, and also because no human, child or adult, was able to see him for centuries for no one had believed in him.
* DisappearedDad: [[spoiler:Implied, as his father is never seen during the flashbacks of his human self.]]
* DoesNotLikeShoes: He's completely shoe-less for the entire film. When offered a pair of blue elf shoes (with ''bells'') from an elf, Jack cringes and stops the ceremony immediately. Near the end of the story, it is revealed that he didn't mind walking on ice barefoot, [[spoiler:even as a human]].
* ElementalHair: He has silvery-white hair in spikes and has the control over ice.
* EvilIsDeathlyCold: [[spoiler:[[DefiedTrope Defied]]. Pitch offers Jack an alliance, but he rejects the offer.]]
** May be invoked as [[spoiler:Jack was meant to be a bit more mean in early versions of his character the movie. Originally, Jack Frost's myth wasn't always kind, and could harm children with his powers]].
*** Actually Jack Frost in mythology was actually relatively kind...if you treated him well. If you were kind to him, he'd give you protection from the winter elements; be rude, and he'd leave you to freeze to your death. Jack Frost was originally just an expression. Though over time he turned from an expression to an actual personification of winter. Jack Frost's EstablishingCharacterMoment in his mythology came from Margaret T. Canby's ''Birdie and His Fairy Friends'' in which there is a short story called ''"The Frost Fairies."'' In this story, Jack Frost is the king of the frost fairies and is described as a ''kind'' fellow ''who wants to help children'', whereas a king of a neighboring kingdom, King Winter, is cruel to them. The story tells the origins of how Jack Frost began to oversee the coloring of the leaves of the forest in fall. This is the first known establishment of Jack Frost as a character, and he's not only sympathetic but ''heroic'' and ''combats against other more malevolent personifications of winter''.
* {{Flight}}: Jack is able to fly by riding the wind. He flies by floating like a snowflake, and propels himself with wind to fly faster.
* FragileSpeedster: He is nimble and can dole out a few hard knocks like a glass cannon, but easily stuffed into a sack once caught.
* FreudianExcuse: He makes a lot of mistakes during the whole story, like [[RefusalOfTheCall refusing the call]] of being a Guardian or exchanging Baby Tooth for his memories. He had been alone for so long, and is desperate for believers as well as knowing who he was when he was a human.
** Actually the only thing he did was [[RefusalOfTheCall refuse the call]]; he never traded Baby Tooth for his memories, Pitch kidnapped her while he was distracted (In fact Pitch throws them at him after successfully distracting him long enough for the nightmares to destroy the eggs).
* FriendToAllChildren: In the film, he has the closest relationship to children and enjoys spending time with them, even if they can't see him.
* FunPersonified: Even compared to the other Guardians--including North i.e.: Santa. [[spoiler:This is his center.]]
* GiveMeASign: He says this to the Man in the Moon.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:The last thing he does before dying is smiling to his sister after having saved her.]]
* HappilyAdopted: Eventually when the Guardians accept him.
* HatesBeingAlone: And he has been alone for 300 years.
* TheHeart: While Jack doesn't keep the Guardians together, he helps them reconnect with children after it is revealed that they've been working so long that they'd forgotten how to play with them.
* HeelRealization: Not as bad as others examples, but it may count.
-->'''Jack:''' Pitch was right. I make a mess of everything.
* TheHero: Specifically for the film, where his addition to the Big Four is the primary StoryArc.
* HeroicNeutral: At the beginning, he refuses to become a Guardian even though he still helps them.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:As a human, while on a frozen lake, Jack used his staff to pull his sister off thin ice, which caused him to fall in and drown.]]
* HesBack: We're treated to a shot of Jack doing a ComicBook/{{Superman}} impression, shooting out of a ravine.
* HowDoIShotWeb: An interesting case. Being alone with no guide since day one, Jack has had to figure out his powers by playing around and seeing what he can do. On the one hand, he's had three centuries to get a feel for his abilities; On the other hand, in three centuries he's apparently never been in a fight that didn't involve snowballs, so he never learned the ''combat'' applications. In his first major encounter with Pitch, he's just as amazed as everyone else that [[spoiler:he managed to flash-freeze all of Pitch's nightmares at once. In the final fight however, the snowball fighting ends up being the most useful]].
** WordOfGod mentions that Jack ''does'' know how to properly fight: ''Jack's battle style consists of Parkour and Kendo (means "way of the sword"). He combines free-running with Martial Arts to make a unique battle style. With perfect timing and skills, Jack is able to dodge an enemy attack and instantly response by calculating his body and staff movements to be able deliver his own attack. He also pays close attention to an enemy movements since a response that is too slow or fast may not be effective.''
* IHaveManyNames: Jack Frost can also be called the Old Man Winter, King Frost or Father Frost. In the books he's also called [[spoiler: Nightlight]].
* IJustWantToBeLoved: May be the Philia or Storge in his case.
* AnIcePerson: To point where he physically can't warm anything up.
* IneffectualLoner: Not that he wants to be alone; he simply can't be seen by humans.
* InnocentBlueEyes: Of the icy variety. [[spoiler:They were brown when he was human.]]
* InterspeciesRomance: His relationship with Tooth can be viewed this way.
* ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne: First.
* ItsAllMyFault: More than one time in the movie.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He might be a KnightInSourArmor initially and TheTrickster, but his FunPersonified FriendToAllChildren attitude gives him a genuinely very kind, older brother personality.
* KickTheMoralityPet: He refuses to listen to Baby Tooth when she tries to prevent him from searching for his memories.
* KidnappedByAnAlly: 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 BagOfKidnapping.
* KnightInSourArmor: When he first joins the Guardians.
* LesserOfTwoEvils: The Guardians (Bunny in particular) were kind of reluctant to take Jack in their team because, according to Bunny, he was selfish and irresponsible. Nevertheless, they still took him because he wasn't as bad as Pitch is.
* LightIsNotGood: At the beginning, he only remains as neutral. Then he grows up as a true hero.
* LockedIntoStrangeness: [[spoiler: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.]]
* MagicStaff: 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 [[spoiler:or having it broken]] causes him visible pain.
* MayDecemberRomance: Although their ages don't matter much anymore, he seems to have shades of this with Tooth.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When he realized he exchanged Baby Tooth against his memories. Even the others Guardians point it out.
** Actually he never traded Baby Tooth for his memories, Pitch kidnapped her while he was distracted (In fact Pitch throws them at him after successfully distracting him long enough for the nightmares to destroy the eggs). The other Guardians ''think'' he did though. Though he is shown to feel extremely guilty for accidentally allow Pitch to destroy the eggs.
* MysticalWhiteHair: His hair turned white when he became a Guardian. [[spoiler:When he was human, his hair was brown.]]
* NatureSpirit: Of winter, of course.
* NoodleIncident:
** For some reason, he caused a blizzard in '68 on Easter Sunday, resulting in Bunnymund holding a grudge against him.
** Jack has tried multiple times to break in to North's workshop for reasons unexplored, but he couldn't get past the Yetis; most likely the yeti known as Phil since Jack knows his name.
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood: Despite being Jack Frost and being a Winter spirit, he clearly cares about children and wouldn't harm anyone in a malicious way, unlike what Bunnymund said about him in his first appearance. Played straight when [[spoiler:Pitch gave him his memories, making others thinking that he betrayed them.]]
* NotQuiteFlight: Jack doesn't have true flight, but he can call on the wind to pick him up (flailing chaotically all the way).
* NotSoDifferent: With Pitch, definitely. In all ''ROTG'' materials, you can always find similarities between these two. In the movie, they both hate being alone and want to be believed in by people. They also are the ones who have a connection with the dark side (Pitch being completely evil and using shadows, while Jack is neutral at the beginning of the story. His ability of ice and cold doesn't always benefit people, not to mention that Pitch also thinks that EvilIsDeathlyCold, too). In the comics, [[spoiler:they both have a staff and had refused the call of being a Guardian (before Jack's CharacterDevelopment) which leads them to be cast out.]] Finally, in the books, [[spoiler:it is said that Pitch had been killed by Fearlings while Jack drowned in ice water. Furthermore, both of them had a loved one they cared the most about (Pitch had a daughter and Jack had his sister) and they both became a PapaWolf by trying to save them from danger.]] It's almost understandable why Pitch thought that the two of them should go together.
** With Bunnymund, too. They are apparently two seasonal spirits (Jack is winter while Bunnymund may be spring) which could explain their arguments. They also have a BigBrotherInstinct or PapaWolf behavior toward two children (Jamie for Jack and Sophie for Bunnymund). When they argue, they are as childish as each other.
** North and Jack also have some similarities with each other when you read the books. [[spoiler:North has nearly the same behavior as Jack when he was younger, as he was a bandit before being reformed thanks to his master Ombric. It is also said that he never had any friends or parents to get affection from, and had a BigBrotherInstinct attitude to Katherine in almost the same way as Jack did to Jamie.]]
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: The "Guide to the Guardians" book says that he's an Ice Elf.
* PapaWolf: To Baby Tooth. And also toward Jamie as well. [[spoiler:Also toward his younger sister, especially as his father is never shown when he remembers his memories.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: Jack spent 300 years alone without any family or friends to guide him. [[spoiler:His memories showed that he had indeed a family, but they died while Jack was an immortal spirit. However, when he learnt this, Jack was excited having a family on his own.]]
* ThePrankster: Not a malicious one, being carefree and highly sociable. Due to the nature of ice and snow, he's still pretty dangerous when he wants to be.
* PrettyBoy: Tooth and her fairies fawn over his looks throughout the film -- although it MAY be solely due to his teeth. Most definitely not to do with his teeth when you look at how many fangirls he has garnered in RealLife.
* PurposelyOverpowered: Jack has a variety of abilities, including the power of flight, quick reflexes, the power to conjure ice and snow, induce euphoria with said snow and was even able to destroy Pitch’s cavalry of nightmares with a single super-charge of ice magic. With enough practice, he could go toe to toe with Pitch on his own, something that took five guardians the first time. Keep in mind that he could do all of this ''before he ever gets a single believer.'' Makes perfect sense considering the fact that he ''is'' the personification of winter weather.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: Many times against the Man in the Moon in the movie.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Despite the white hair, Jack looks barely past his late teens, but he's been around at least since America's early colonial times.
* RefusalOfTheCall: When the Guardians finally do extend a membership offer to Jack, he rejects it, angry at being left adrift, alone and DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife for ''300 years''. Although it might be justified; he had been alone for 300 years, and the Guardians never really paid attention to him, not to mention they never told him ''what he's supposed to do''. So, essentially from his POV, he woke up from being frozen, is now an elf with white hair, and is alone with strange powers which he has to learn by himself, with no idea why he is still alive.
* ShipTease:
** With Toothiana, especially at the ending of the movie.
** A bit too with Bunnymund or Pitch, if you are a [[YaoiFangirls Yaoi fan]].
* SimpleStaff: Jack has a magic staff with which he can control the elements of winter. Originally, he thought this staff was the source of his power, when really it was just a conduit for him to channel the magic of winter that had really been inside of him, seen when he repaired it through sheer force of will after Pitch snapped it in half.
* SnowMeansDeath: [[spoiler:The way he becomes a Guardian.]]
* SnowMeansLove: When he becomes a Guardian, he is with all of his friends. You can see some snow falling around them.
* SympathyForTheDevil: Despite being enemies, it's clear enough through Jack's expressions that he still empathizes a bit with Pitch's condition, probably because they shared the same condition as spirits. Even at the ending, when [[spoiler:Pitch is brought back to his lair by his nightmares]], Jack is the only one who is seemingly horrified by this.
* UnstoppableRage: [[spoiler:When Sandy is killed by Pitch]].
* VagueAge: Jack Frost seems to have no actual confirmed age: [[WordOfSaintPaul the Rise of the Guardians App states: "Jack Frost has been around for over 300 years, but he is forever trapped at the age of 17." When asked how old is Jack Frost supposed to be, Peter Ramsey responded: "I always thought 17, myself." The book, Guide to the Guardians, states that Jack Frost has been 18 years old for more than 300 years.]] But [[WordOfGod William Joyce]] has stated that Jack Frost was stuck at the age of 14, but have the power to be able to change his physical age, becoming older or younger at will. So basically all of these ages are right.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Many of his actions in the story are made for trying to catch attention from anybody he could call his friend, like Guardians or the Man in the Moon.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Jack suffered from this during 300 years because nobody could see him.
* YouCanSeeMe: [[spoiler:During his first meeting with Jamie.]]

[[folder: North]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AlecBaldwin

The leader of the guardians, and the Guardian of Wonder. He lives at the North Pole in the Ice Castle and is served by loyal North Pole natives, the Yetis (who built the castle and workshop) and the Christmas Elves. He carries a Russian accent/culture persona.
* {{Acrofatic}}: He's a big guy, but is capable of darting around as fast as Bunnymund, especially when it comes to chimneys.
* BadassBeard: North has a long, magnifient white beard.
* BadassGrandpa: He appears to be in his 50s or 60s, but can do things that amaze people.
* BadassSanta: Santa (referred to by his last name, North) dual-wields sabers, associates with yetis, has Naughty and Nice tattooed on his forearms, and by his accent is probably a HuskyRusskie. (The movie depicts the Easter Bunny as badass too, along with many similar characters.) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok0M25mpJl8 Enjoy.]]
--> '''Santa:''' Buckle up!
--> '''Easter Bunny:''' Where are the bloody seatbelts?
--> '''Santa:''' Ha! That was just expression.
** If his origins from the original book series still holds true for the movie, Santa's also a [[RetiredOutlaw former outlaw]] capable of using [[{{Atlantis}} Atlantean magic]].
* TheBigGuy: The physically biggest of the Guardians.
* BigOlEyebrows: White, thick eyebrows.
* BoisterousBruiser: "This is going to be ''epic''!"
* BumblingDad: In one way.
* ColorMotifs: North's signature color is red.
* CoolCar: More like ''"Cool Sleigh"'', which he can maneuver around like a pro.
* CoolOldGuy: It's '''Santa Claus''', people. A {{boisterous|Bruiser}} HuskyRusskie Santa Claus that dual wields swords and DrivesLikeCrazy on his sleigh, no less.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: 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!
* DualWielding: 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.
* AFatherToHisMen: Toward the Guardians, the elves and the yetis.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: North is Sanguine.
* GentleGiant: He's affable to almost everyone, builds toys for children, and carefully minds his strength when around Jamie.
* GutFeeling: Never doubt the man's belly.
* HeroesPreferSwords: He is a master swordsman and he considers himself the best in the world. His skills in swordsmanship are so advanced that the Man in the Moon and Ombric trusted him with one of the legendary relics, Tsar Lunar XI's Sword.
* HuskyRusskie: Has a thick, Russian accent.
* TheLeader: Of the Guardians.
* LargeAndInCharge: Quite hefty and is the unofficial leader of the Guardians.
* {{Magitek}}: Seems to be a master in the art, what with the quasi-technological sleigh, teleporting snowglobes and functional model ice planes. He also has this talent in the books.
* NiceGuy: Despite being strict toward him, he is the one who's most supportive toward Jack and that's why Jack is heartbroken when North thinks that he betrayed him. In the rufftoon comic, he seems to be the one Guardian that Pitch may tolerate the most, and also the only one (along with Toothiana) who is willing to give him a chance for being a Guardian, even if Pitch immediately refused it.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: A badass [[BoisterousBruiser Boisterous]] Russian [[BadassSanta Santa]] who is capable of DualWielding two [[HeroesPreferSwords large sabers]]. Is there anything more that needs to be said?
* OffscreenTeleportation: He goes in one chimney and pops out another, although he could just be using his snowglobes to TeleportSpam.
* PapaWolf: He acts like this toward the others Guardians.
* ParentalSubstitute: More or less this toward Jack. Played straight as Jack isn't shown having any father even when he was human.
* RedIsHeroic: He customarily wears a black fur hat, a long red coat with black fur trim, and a red plaid shirt.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue to Bunnymund's Red in the movie, although in the books he is much redder than him.
* StoryboardBody: 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 FormerTeenRebel.
* SwordPlant: As he weakens, North starts using his sword as a cane.
* TeamDad: Definitely has [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming moments]] of this, especially to Jack.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: 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.
* ThatRussianSquatDance: Does a brief version of it while on the tooth mission.

[[folder: Sandy]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' N/A

The Guardian of Dreams is the oldest of the Guardians and the first Guardian chosen by Man in the Moon. He does not speak, but communicates through sand images that he conjures above his head.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Sandy later appeared after being killed by Pitch, saving Jack from Pitch after being revived by Jamie and his friends.]] Sandy used his powers to bring sweet dreams to everyone, which resulted in more believers, and Tooth's fairies used the Tooth Boxes to bring memories to the children, helping a lot of them believe as well.
* BadassAdorable: Without question, he out-badasses the rest of the cast in the film. [[spoiler:This is probably why he gets killed fairly early in, and his return at the end immediately turns the tables.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Although peaceful by nature, the Sandman is a fierce fighter expertly wielding his Dreamsand Whips to fight Pitch and his nightmares.
* BewareTheQuietOnes: And he is said to be apparently the most powerful of all the Guardians. Even Jack said that he shouldn't get on his bad side.
* ColorMotifs: His signature color is yellow.
* CuteMute: ''Very'' much so. Figures though, since (by what we saw from his first appearance) he works on whole towns at a time for speed, and speaking does have the danger of waking up the children.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:He gets killed off during a confrontation with Pitch, though he comes back to life at the climax of the movie.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Implied even though he doesn't talk.
* DishingOutDirt: Sandy's signature elemental power.
* TheDreaded: It's not explicit, but check out the [[OhCrap 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 [[spoiler: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.
* EyeColourChange: When he is [[spoiler:impaled by Pitch's black sand arrow, Sandy's pupils become darker and more prominent in response to the darkness consuming his body]].
* FacialDialogue: His physical expressions represents whatever mood he's in.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:Gracefully accepts his impending death by Pitch.]]
* {{Foil}}: To Pitch Black. Sandy is golden and bright, Pitch is black and dark. Sandy likes to spread good dreams in sleeping children, while Pitch can turn those dreams into nightmares. In a meta sense, Sandy doesn't say anything to avoid waking up children, while Pitch outright likes to talk about negativity.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Sandy is Phlegmatic.
* FriendlyEnemy: In the rufftoon comic, with Pitch. The "friendly" part comes only from this latter, as Sandy shows nothing but animosity toward him.
* GreenLanternRing: Essentially, his sand. Dinosaurs, airplanes, whips--it doesn't matter. If Sandy can imagine it, he can make it.
* LetsGetDangerous: For most of his scenes, he's silent comic relief. Then [[OhCrap he sneaks up on Pitch]].
* LightEmUp: Thematically opposed to Pitch's own black sand, and glowing with a [[GoldAndWhiteAreDivine golden light]].
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Out of the Guardians, he's the shortest. Out of the Guardians, he's one of the best fighters.
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Sandy and Pitch go into battle as the Guardians try to fight the nightmares, but Pitch corners Sandy and shoots him with an arrow, making the little guardian disappear.]]
* ShorterMeansSmarter: He isn't only the most powerful, but he sounds to be the smartest between all the Guardians.
* SilentSnarker: He's the closest the Guardians have to an OnlySaneMan, and is also the most difficult to understand. He snarks most when he's being ignored.
* TheSmartGuy: By virtue of listening and looking at things the other guardians frequently miss out on when they're arguing with each other.
* StealthHiBye: He pulls a really good one on Pitch, who is understandably startled.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Sandy seems to like eggnog, as he drank several consecutive glasses of it while at the North Pole.
* TheVoiceless: Doesn't speak a single word in the movie.
* WhipItGood: Sandy's main weapons are paired bullwhips made out of his sand.

-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/IslaFisher

The mythical tooth collector and the Guardian of Memories. Tooth is part human and part hummingbird. Assisted by mini fairies that are split-off extensions of herself, she collects the children's teeth, which hold their most precious memories. Tooth stores them in her palace and returns memories when they are needed the most."
* ActionGirl: She is able to sword fight, and her wings, as seen in the movie, were used as blades to destroy Pitch's nightmares as she twisted herself like a tornado.
* AdaptationalDyeJob:
** It could also be noted that in the books, her skin is mint-blue (or stark white, depending how you see it) and her eyes, when seen closely in the colored print, are dark green.
** Also in the case of her feathers. She had a darker color scheme in the books, along with bedlah pants, a top, and a drapery, all made of feathers. She also had feathery wings, not bug like.
* AdaptationalHeroism: She wasn't evil in the books, nor was she mean, but she WAS [[spoiler:a wielder of double swords who attempted to murder the monkey who killed her parents.]] In the movie, she's far more perky and sweet. Possibly justified, as the movie takes place many years after the books, giving her time to develop.
* {{Adorkable}}: She's like this when it comes to her love of teeth. She's like a very perky dentist.
* AndThisIsFor: After punching out Pitch:
-->'''Toothiana:''' And that's for my fairies.
* AnimalMotifs: Tooth is a part human part hummingbird hybrid.
* BadassAdorable: Her wings can be used as weapons to slice through things, such as Pitch's Nightmare minions.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She is one of the kindest and most adorable. However, she will punch you right in the face if you mess with her.
* BelligerentSexualTension: In the earlier versions of the movie, she has this with Jack.
* TheChick: The most sociable and nicest of her fellow Guardians.
* ColorMotifs: Her signature color is pink/purple.
* CoolBigSis: Toward Jack.
* CreepyGood: Shows minor signs of this when it is clear she has ''no idea'' how to cheer up Sophie. She tries to get her excited by looking at teeth, some with little bits of gum and blood on them.
* CuteBruiser: To the point that she ''punches Pitch in the face and knocks out one of his teeth''.
* DemotedToExtra: Subverted. She's not necessarily an 'extra', but she had a much bigger role in the early concepts of the movie, where she met Jack before anyone else did and was actually the only one in the group who never questioned him. Some artwork from the creators hint that she was also going to be kidnapped once or twice.
* ExpressiveHair: Tooth's feathers ruffle whenever she experiences strong emotion.
* FairySexy: Not in the traditional sense, but fans agree that her design is very beautiful.
* {{Flight}}: Tooth has the ability to freely fly (wings), as well as hover in place without tiring out.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Toothiana is Melancholic.
* GenkiGirl: She's usually quite upbeat and full of energy. It's when things are really bad that she isn't.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Can use her own ''feathers'' to rip through things, as evidenced when she uses them against Pitch's nightmare minions.
* InterspeciesRomance: Maybe with Jack. [[spoiler:She is also born of this, according to her backstory.]]
%%* LightningBruiser: 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 FragileSpeedster.
* MamaBear: It would be wise not to mess with her fairies. She has also some of this side toward the Guardians and other children, too.
* MayDecemberRomance: She had shades of this with Jack at the ending, even though they are both spirits so their ages don't matter anymore.
* MeaningfulName: Well...''yeah''.
* NiceGirl: Tooth is sweet, bubbly, nice, friendly, motherly.
* TheNotLoveInterest: Subverted. She really has a crush on Jack (or at least on his teeth) and Jack is hinted having feelings toward her at the ending.
* {{Omniglot}}: She can speak every language in the world.
* ParentalSubstitute: Even though she is implied to be the [[LoveInterests love interest]] to Jack, many people view her more like a motherly figure or a CoolBigSis toward him. She acts even like a mother toward her fairies, children and the other Guardians, according to the artbook.
* PerpetualMolt: As more children stop believing in her, Tooth starts losing more feathers as a sign of her weakening.
* RaceLift: 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''.
* ShipTease: She has several moments with Jack, most notably where [[spoiler:at the end, she briefly gives Jack a hug and they share a HeldGaze before Baby Tooth cuts in]].
** Actually, she has some with nearly all the male characters in ''ROTG'' materials. For example, she holds Bunnymund's hand during [[spoiler:Sandy's funeral]]. In one deleted scene, she was shown kissing North on a cheek (making this latter awkward) and Pitch slightly flirts with her in the official prequel comic.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only female Guardian.
* TeamMom: Has moments of this.
* {{Telepathy}}: According to ''The Guardians of Childhood'' series, the Mini-Fairies are extensions of Tooth herself, that she can split herself into smaller copies, and she is mentally connected to all of them.
* VagueAge: Gracious. The books state that she transformed at the age of 12, and apparently stopped aging in her 20's or early 30's, based on her illustrations. Her movie incarnation is even more vague, since she's the implied love interest of eternally-eighteen-years-old Jack Frost but is also considered to be very motherly to her fairies. She has to be at least 440, though, and was stated to be 'older than the mountains, but younger than the wind'.
* {{Workaholic}}: She comments that, unlike North or Bunnymund, ''she'' works every night.

[[folder: Bunnymund]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HughJackman

The fabled keeper and bringer of Easter eggs and the Guardian of Hope. He has an Australian accent.
* AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal: Instead of having a coat like in the books.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Thanks, Creator/HughJackman.
* AdaptationalHeroism: Even though he agrees to help the main characters in the books, he hates mankind because [[spoiler:Pitch massacred his kind, making him the SoleSurvivor]] and isn't very kind toward them. However, in the movie, he is shown having a soft spot for children (especially for Sophie) and is loyal towards North and the others. However, he's still an occasional jerk towards Jack.
* AntiHero: Bunny is a complete jerk, although he deeply cares for his friends and children.
* AwesomeAussie: Well, he ''is'' voiced by Creator/HughJackman.
* BattleBoomerang: Two of 'em, in fact.
* BigBrotherInstinct: 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. There are hints he is like this toward Sophie, too.
* BreakTheHaughty: Toward the ending of the story, when children stop believing in him.
* ButtMonkey: 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 [[DefrostingIceQueen frosty]] personality, it's hilarious every time.
* CharacterExaggeration: Of all the original Guardians, he shows the biggest changes between book and movie, going from a calm, technically inclined, chocolate hobbyist, to a slightly hot-headed nature warrior.
* ColorMotifs: His signature color is green.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* DefrostingIceKing: 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}}: [[spoiler: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.]]
* EdibleAmmunition: His explosive Easter eggs.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Bunnymund is Choleric.
* GoodIsNotNice: Bunnymund can be a jerk, but means well in the end.
* GreenEyes: Signaling his closeness to nature. Goes along with...
* GreenThumb: Flowers are shown springing up where his tunnels close.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As the movie goes on, which leads to his CharacterDevelopment.
* {{Jerkass}}: Toward Jack, a bit at the beginning.
* JerkassHasAPoint: When Jack calls him a "kangaroo" and that the two began to argue with each other, Bunnymund says that he is the Easter Bunny and people believe in him; Jack doesn't know how to respond afterward.
* KickTheDog:
** He is so angry when he thinks that Jack could [[spoiler:have betrayed them]] that he is the one saying that they should never have trusted him, breaking Jack more than he was already. However, this reaction was justified; he was heartbroken as well after all, and he takes it back once he learns that Jack got Jamie to believe in him.
** His treatment toward Jack at the beginning can count too, especially when he said that people don't believe in Jack. However, that's also justified. His treatment was mainly due to a grudge he held because Jack made a blizzard in '68 during Easter. In any case, he goes better.
* KillerRabbit: Literally! He's a huge rabbit who can accurately throw boomerangs.
* TheLancer: The experienced, responsible, and believed in Guardian to Jack's inexperienced, irresponsible, and never-believed in [[TheHero Hero]].
* MeaningfulName: His full name is E. Aster Bunnymund. Ahem...''E. Aster''.
* PapaWolf: Toward Sophie.
* PetTheDog:
** He is always the one who is ready for a fight with Jack. However, harm Jack and you'll regret it.
** He has one with Sophie, too.
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: [[spoiler: He gets chased under a car by the Nightmares after his {{depower}}, only to drop a rather cordial one after he grows back to full size.]]
--> '''Bunnymund:''' G'day mate.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Red to North's Blue in the movie, while in the books, he is the Blue to young North's Red.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: [[spoiler:His {{Depower}}.]]
%%** SleepModeSize
* SoleSurvivor: If [[spoiler:he is the one of a large population of Pookas according to his backstory. In the books, they had been exterminated by Pitch while in the movie, their race apparently disappeared.]]
* TookALevelInKindness: When he is with Sophie.
** He seems to get nicer with Jack, especially after [[spoiler:Sandy is killed]].
*** That's justified. [[spoiler:If he is the LastOfHisKind in the movie.]]
* TunnelKing: 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.
* WhenHeSmiles: Especially if he's around children.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: {{Justified}}. Bunnymund is deathly afraid of Greyhounds -- dogs that are known to chase after rabbits.
** He is also noticeably terrified in North's sleigh, which is also justified from the one Guardian who ''cannot fly''.

[[folder: Pitch Black]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JudeLaw

The essence of fear and the Nightmare King.
* AdaptationalHeroism: Well, "heroism" might be a stretch, but Pitch does come across a bit less loathsome here than in the books. [[spoiler: Inthe 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 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 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:
-->'''Pitch:''' (''laughing, genuinely'') Look how fluffy you are! Would you like a scratch behind the ears?
-->'''Bunnymund:''' (''jumps in North's arms, horrified'') Don't you even think about it!
* AlasPoorVillain: His actions are unforgivable and he definitely deserves to be punished for them, but you still might feel a little sorry for him when [[spoiler:everyone stops believing in him and the Nightmares drag him back to his lair]].
* AntiVillain: He switches between a WellIntentionedExtremist and a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds. He qualifies more as the latter than the former, though, as his actions are almost totally selfish.
** AntiHero: In the comic, he comes across as more of a NominalHero (using Fear to protect people, although how he actually went about it was... Questionable) before turning into a VillainProtagonist.
* BatmanGambit: 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.
* BenevolentBoss: As surprising as it is, he counts as this to the Nightmares.
* BigBad
* BigNo: His final line.
* BondVillainStupidity: [[spoiler: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.]]
* BreakThemByTalking: A favorite tactic of his. Jack proves to be the most vulnerable it.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Earlier versions of the script featured him and Jack being brothers. In other materials (especially in rufftoon's drawings), they tend to interact as "AloofBigBrother and AnnoyingYoungerSibling."
* BrokenAce: He views himself as one.
* CastingAShadow
* CheshireCatGrin: At the end of his BreakingSpeech with Jack, he backs into the shadows until all you can see are his eyes and teeth.
* CirclingMonologue: He's fond of these.
* ColorMotifs: Pitch is represented by the color black.
* CombatPragmatist: His strategy for dealing with Sandy? [[spoiler: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?
* TheCorruption: Pitch's Nightmare power comes from years of converting Sandy's golden dream sand.
* CutenessProximity: Hinted at with his reaction to a small Nightmare, as well as to [[spoiler:Bunnymund's Depowered form]].
* DarkIsEvil: Cant'cha tell?
* DeadpanSnarker: "Or what? You'll stick a ''quarter'' under my ''pillow''?"
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: In a film full of vibrant colors, Pitch's mere presence seems to suck the life out of his immediate surroundings.
* DishingOutDirt: With his black sand.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Though his skin tone is closer to that of a ''corpse''.
* 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. [[spoiler:And then there's his daughter in the books, obviously.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Arguably. Until he takes an interest in Jack and his powers, he doesn't actually attack him and even tries (in a way) to convince him to stay out of a conflict that doesn't involve him.
* EvilBrit: It comes with the territory when you're voiced by Creator/JudeLaw.
* EvilCounterpart: To the Sandman. Pitch is tall, dark and skinny, Sandy is short, stout and bright. They even use dust which reflects their color schemes and elemental powers.
** He might also count as one to Jack, as they share a desire to be believed in and acknowledged.
* FaceHeelTurn: Well, he was never a saint, but he did originally use fear as a protective measure until the Guardians turned up.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Pitch's politeness and charm are almost entirely superficial. It's best demonstrated in Antarctica, where he's entirely cordial to Jack during his WeCanRuleTogether speech, but once Jack throws it back in his face, Pitch becomes real nasty, real quick.
* FragileSpeedster: Closer to GlassCannon, really. Pitch is pretty fast in battle and can dole out some hard hits, but he can't take too many in return. Sandy throws him around like a rag doll during their fight, and Toothiana knocks out one of his teeth with one punch.
* GreenEyedMonster: The reason he hates the Guardians? The Man in the Moon chose them to replace him as the protectors of humans.
* 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.]]
* HumanoidAbomination: You can tell that there's something... ''Off'' about him. His lair itself is an EldritchLocation, his powers are born from [[TheCorrupter warping the Sandman's]], and he controls an army of {{Animalistic Abomination}}s. He's still not as monstrous as his book counterpart, though.
* IfICantHaveYou: He reacts something like this when Jack [[spoiler:refuses to join him, i.e. breaking Jack's staff over his knee and throwing him down a crevasse.]]
* IHaveManyNames: Pitch only calls himself "the Boogeyman" in the movie. However, the supplementary materials call him the Nightmare King, as do the books.
* IJustWantToBeLoved: "Believed in" technically, but the sentiment is the same. It's not clear what kind of "love" he searches for, but it's safe to assume it's likely Philia or Storge.
* IKnowWhatYouFear: It's outright stated to be a part of his RequiredSecondaryPowers.
* ISurrenderSuckers: [[spoiler:When Sandman utterly trounces him, Pitch pretends to give up to stall for time until the Nightmares show up.]]
* ItsPersonal: This might explain why [[spoiler: he puts most of his effort into fighting Jack at the climax.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Might be or might be not a JerkassFacade, judging by how he talks to Jack in Antarctica.
* JerkassHasAPoint: At the Tooth Palace, Pitch warns Jack that as a Guardian, he'll start to fade away if kids stop believing in him. Unfortunately, this is true.
* 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.]]
* KickTheDog: A lot. Especially when he [[spoiler:goes back on his promise to trade the captive Baby Tooth for Jack's staff.]]
** [[spoiler:Taunting Sandy as he ([[NotQuiteDead not really]]) dies definitely counts]].
* LackOfEmpathy: Zigzagged. He ''can'' be sympathetic to people he thinks are in a similar situation to himself, but will turn on them at the smallest slight without batting an eye.
* LooksLikeCesare
* ManipulativeBastard
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Giving Jack his teeth proved to be a big mistake, as [[spoiler:the memories in them brought Jack back from the brink of despair and restored his HeroicResolve]].
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood: Played straight first, then subverted. Before the Guardians existed, Pitch used people's fears to keep them safe. By the time of the movie, he just wants to usher in a new Dark Age.
* NotSoDifferent: Stresses this with Jack, pointing out that they are both lonely spirits who want to be acknowledged by humans.
* PetTheDog: To the Nightmares, although that may be [[PragmaticVillainy to keep himself on their good side]].
** That said, there are a few moments that hint at his being more lonely than evil: He doesn't raise a hand against Jack until he actually sides with the Guardians, and 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 was genuine, and that he really did feel sorry for him [[spoiler:being rejected by the Guardians.]]
** Let's not forget that [[spoiler:he ''caused'' said rejection]], here.
* PreMortemOneLiner: "I'd say 'sweet dreams,' but there aren't any left."
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: Not much in the movie, but played straight in the comic.
* ScareEmStraight: [[AllThereInTheManual Supplementary materials]] created by one of the film's artists indicate that he was once a well-meaning (if perhaps misguided) figure with this as his MO. This comic contradicts the books, however, so this is probably secondary canon.
* SinisterScythe: His main choice of weapon.
* TheSouthpaw: [[WordOfGod According to William Joyce.]]
* 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 possessed by Fearlings and 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 a crush...]]
* SupernaturalGoldEyes
* TheyJustDontGetIt: He tries this on Jack during his WeCanRuleTogether speech.
* UnfortunateName: It's hard not to hear a different word when the characters yell "Pitch!"
* VillainousCheekbones
* VillainTeleportation: Pitch can appear anywhere in the world through shadows.
* WeCanRuleTogether: Offers this to Jack.
* 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 prequel comic this friendship was apparently a genuine one. Seriously subverted in the books, though.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Possibly,if his backstory from the book [[spoiler:wherein he was General Kozmotis Pitchiner, whose job it was to guard the Fearling prison planet and was tricked into thinking that his daughter was locked in with them, and transformed into Pitch when he unlocked the prison to rescue her]] is incorporated into the movie-verse.
** To a lesser extent, there is also the fact that he was responsible for protecting people until the Guardians came along, and everyone stopped believing in him.
* 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}}: 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.
-->'''Pitch:''' You said you wanted to be alone... so BE ALONE!
** His book counterpart has some Yandere shades too, but in a more parental sense.
* YellowEyesOfSneakiness: Especially visible in the shadows of his lair.

[[folder: The Man in the Moon]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' N/A

A mysterious being that is responsible for appointing the Guardians.
* BigGood: When Pitch starts talking about destroying the Guardians, he directs his gaze to the Moon and calls the Guardians Manny's.
* TheChessmaster: He may be viewed like this.
* TheChooserOfTheOne: When Pitch begins returning to power, the MITM is the one who decides an additional Guardian is needed and selects Jack Frost. The other Guardians were created this way, as well.
* FalseFriend: According to Pitch, he is this when Manny decides that fear isn't useful anymore and that he had to become a Guardian in the comics.
* FigureItOutYourself: This seems to be the case with him, particularly in his "interactions" with Jack. Also, he seems to have a very hands-off relationship with the Guardians as a whole.
* GoodIsNotNice: He is definitely the BigGood. However, he chose to leave Jack alone during 300 years for a FigureItOutYourself reason. Not really nice of him indeed, although his book counterpart is definitely nicer and more active.
* KickTheDog: Not really an example. He does everything to protect the children, but his treatments toward his Guardians are still a bit debatable, as he left Jack on his own alone for 300 years or never really helped them once in the story.
** At least in movie-verse, though Pitch was the one at fault for rejecting the call of being a Guardian, Manny seems to have a part in Pitch's behavior, as he was the one who decided that fear wasn't useful anymore, which leads Pitch to think he had been shunned for this while he thought that the Man in the Moon was a friend.
* TheSpeechless: No sound is ever heard out of him, but the Guardians and Jack all act as though they know what he's saying.
* InUniverseNickname: North is heard to call him "Manny."
** TheManInTheMoon's nickname could be a reference to the Nordic God of the Moon, Mani.
* SympathyForTheHero: The reason why Manny chose Jack as a Guardian is because [[spoiler:he sacrificed himself for saving his sister]]. That, and Jack's method for doing it: defusing some of the tension of the situation by making it fun so his sister wouldn't be scared.
* TheManInTheMoon: Hey, it's him.
* MelancholyMoon: The first scene when Jack describes how he awakened, feeling frightened and cold, as moonlight is seen through the ice.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: With Pitch apparently in the movie, according to the fact that Pitch calls him "old friend" whenever he talks to him. Their relationship is more shown in the official comic, and it is implied that Pitch really valued him as his friend. It ended when Manny stated that the Fear wasn't important anymore, which led Pitch to resent him and the Guardians. In the books, however, that's definitely subverted.

[[folder: Jamie Bennett]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Dakota Goyo

A child who has not given up on believing in the Guardians.
* {{Adorkable}}: The way he expresses his fascination with creatures he believes are real at the beginning of the movie qualifies him for this.
* AgentMulder: Believes more than pretty much any other human, including in things the others aren't sure about (like Yetis). [[spoiler: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 [[spoiler: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.
%%* AudienceSurrogate
* BadassAdorable: At the tender age of 10, he has more than enough guts against the Boogeyman himself.
* BadassBoast: To [[spoiler:Pitch, and unlike Jack, he managed to back his up.]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Jamie''': I do believe in you. I'm just not afraid of you.]]
* BigBrotherInstinct: Toward his younger sister Sophie.
* CassandraTruth: He is the first believer of Jack.
* ConspiracyTheorist: Would be this in any other movie, with his love of books on Yetis and other fantastic creatures that he just knows are real. In this movie, he is right.
** He's also the last believer when Pitch tries to snuff out belief across the world, and the first person [[spoiler:to believe in Jack]].
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: He has brown hair and brown eyes.
* GiveMeASign: Asks this of his toy stuffed bunny when he's starting to think that maybe the Guardians weren't real. It's Jack who responds.
* MoralityPet: Who knows what would have happened if Jack didn't meet him...
* {{Protectorate}}: [[spoiler:To Jack, considering that Jamie is his first believer and all.]]
* {{Reincarnation}}: That isn't confirmed in the movie, but you can't deny that Jamie has a very striking similarity to [[spoiler:Jack's sister. He might possibly be related to her]].
* ReplacementGoldfish: There are hints that Jack's BigBrotherInstinct attitude toward Jamie and the other children are due to the ones he had [[spoiler:toward his sister]]. You can't help but thinking about a slight similarity between Jamie and [[spoiler:Jack's sister, in appearance and the way they said "Jack, I'm scared]]." That's maybe the reason why Jack has this attitude toward him.
* SpannerInTheWorks: If the Guardians hadn't accidentally woken him up and let him see them, Pitch would have been guaranteed victory.

[[folder: Sophie Bennett]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Georgie Grieve

Jamie's younger sister.
* BigShadowLittleCreature: A child variant. Before the Guardians see Sophie in the Warren, they hear her squealing in the tunnels. The echo distorts it to sound like one of the Nightmares' whinny.
* CatchPhrase: "Easter Bunny, hop, hop, hop!"
%%* CheerfulChild
* TheCutie: Not even Bunnymund is immune to how cute this child is.
* GreenEyes: Unlike her brother.
* MoralityPet: To Bunnymund, even if this latter isn't so bad.
* PeekABangs: Her right eye is covered by her wild hair.
* SnoopingLittleKid: How Bunny reacts to her being in his warren. She accidentally went through a portal, though, and is really just trying to have fun.

[[folder: Cupcake]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Dominique Grund

A young girl that quickly befriends Jamie and his friends.
* AllGirlsLikePonies: She wears a sort of tutu when playing in the snow, her room is completely pink, she has dreams about unicorns, and [[spoiler: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. [[spoiler: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!]]
%%* BadassAdorable
* BadassBoast: ''"Let's get 'em!"''
%%* BoyishShortHair
* TheBully: At first, but then Jack cheers her up and she winds up happily playing with all of the other neighborhood kids.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Brown hair and eyes.
* GirlyBruiser: Big and strong for her age, and has a love for [[AllGirlsLikePonies ponies]] and other girly things.
* HairTriggerTemper: Getting hit in the back of the head by a snowball nearly makes her go ballistic. Thankfully, Jack managed to nip at her nose before she could crush Jamie with the head of her snowman.
* HugeSchoolgirl: She's quite a bit bigger and brawnier than her peers.
* LittleMissBadass: Fearlessly takes on the opportunity to [[spoiler:protect the Guardians]] during the final battle.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Showing that despite her bully facade, she's still girly at heart.

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* BadassAdorable: Baby Tooth.
* BadassCrew: 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.
* DamselInDistress: Almost all of Tooth's fairies are captured by Pitch and held in cages for most of the movie.
* SatelliteCharacter: [[spoiler: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]].
* NoNameGiven: [[spoiler:We never learn what the name of Jack's sister is]].
** Although her ''actual'' name hasn't been revealed, [[WordOfGod William Joyce]] mentioned that "They called her Flee because she could jump and run so fast. But on that fateful day she was too afraid." So she's called Flee.
* TheSmartGuy: Monty.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Claude and Caleb.