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* DecompositeCharacter: [[spoiler: The mortal Jack from the movie version of Frost's backstory is turned into a new character named Jacklovich that inspired Jack to take the name and serves as the protective big brother to Ana. Jack Frost's fall in the ice is now the result of him protecting the both of them from Pitch's forces.]]


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** As [[spoiler: Jack Frost]], he drifts through high society, befriends people like Winston Churchill, J.M. Barrie and Rudyard Kipling, and has inspired many fictional characters in his wake such as Peter Pan, Jekyll and Hyde, and Dorian Gray.


A young girl from Santoff Claussen and Ombric’s foster daughter. Implied to grow up to be Mother Goose and possibly the "Guardian of Stories."

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A young girl from Santoff Claussen and Ombric’s foster daughter. Implied to grow Grows up to be Mother Goose and possibly the "Guardian of Stories."



The founder of the village of Santoff Clausen, Ombric is the last remaining citizen of Atlantis. A talented sorcerer, he eventually serves as a mentor to North.

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The founder of the village of Santoff Clausen, Ombric is the last remaining citizen of Atlantis. A talented sorcerer, he eventually serves as a mentor to North.
North. Becomes Father Time in the last two books.

* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: As Father Time, he has become incorporeal as a result of existing between time, but can still interact with his fellow Guardians, slowing time to allow them to better do their jobs.



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[[folder: The Monkey King]]King/Lampwick Iddock]]



Toothiana's nemesis, the Monkey King was once a vain and prideful maharajah and hunter. When he had his slave Haroom help him track the rarest of prey: A Flying Elephant in the jungles surrounding the home of the Sisters of Flight, Haroom refused to let him harm one of the flying women that came to save the elephant. They forced the Maharajah to leave what he brought in behind, which ended up including his humanity, transforming him. He vowed revenge and when Toothiana came of age, lead a group of hunters seeking to capture and exploit her as a freak show and killed her parents in the process. He now works for Pitch, hoping he will restore his human form.

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Toothiana's nemesis, the Monkey King was once a vain and prideful maharajah and hunter. When he had his slave Haroom help him track the rarest of prey: A Flying Elephant in the jungles surrounding the home of the Sisters of Flight, Haroom refused to let him harm one of the flying women that came to save the elephant. They forced the Maharajah to leave what he brought in behind, which ended up including his humanity, transforming him. He vowed revenge and when Toothiana came of age, lead a group of hunters seeking to capture and exploit her as a freak show and killed her parents in the process. He now works for Pitch, hoping he will restore his human form.
form, though his failures end up punished with lower forms. By 1933, he has become an eight-legged freak and works alongside an oversized maggot known as Blandim.

* BalefulPolymorph: Pitch never did improve his situation.


* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Katherine is so sweet and innocent that Pitch decides to try and turn her into his Darkling Princess. [[spoiler: He fails.]] But Katherine never meant harm to anyone, to the point that she prevents others Guardians to kill Pitch because she thinks he can be redeemed. [[spoiler: Unfortunately he doesn't.]]

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* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Katherine is so sweet and innocent that Pitch decides to try and turn her into his Darkling Princess. [[spoiler: He fails.]] But Katherine never meant harm to anyone, to the point that she prevents others Guardians to kill Pitch because she thinks he can be redeemed. [[spoiler: Unfortunately as she later learns the hard way, he doesn't.]] ''can't''.]]
* IntergenerationalFriendship: She has a couple friends who are at least one generation older than her and her best friend Nightlight is a good couple millennia older than her.


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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Nightlight is hands-down one of the nicest characters in the series, but do not assume that harming, or attempting to harm, his friends won't end badly for you. Keep in mind that this is the same person who outright stabbed Pitch in the heart and imprisoned him prior to the events of the book series.
** In book 3 the only thing that stopped him from '''killing''' Pitch was Katherine, who had deliberately gotten into Nightlight's way because she thought that Pitch didn't deserve to die and could be redeemed. [[spoiler: Unfortunately as she later learns the hard way, he ''can't''.]]
* BigBrotherInstinct


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* HumanAlien


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* IntergenerationalFriendship: Everyone he happens to be friends with is at least a good couple millenniums younger than him.

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* BadassBoast:
** "We fear you none!"
** "Be writing what just happened on your pages, Mr. Q. That today Nightlight, the boy Guardian, had the knowing of a Tall One."


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* SizeShifter


* KidHero: Nightlight's an immortal 14 year old who once single-handedly defeated Pitch.

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* KidHero: Nightlight's Nightlight happens to be an immortal 14 year old who once single-handedly defeated Pitch.



* Voluntary Shapeshifting

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* Invisibility

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* InvisibilityInvisibleToAdults: Played with, Nightlight is invisible to humans who lack the power of belief but he can make himself invisible to everyone if he needs to.
** The ability to go invisible is implied by the fact that Nightlight spent months watching over Santoff Claussen without being detected, though it's possible that he may have been shapeshifted form during this; and later was able to follow Sandy to find Katherine.
** He's also mentioned to be able to make others invisible by the fact that he was able to rescue Katherine (who had Nicholas and Ombric's doll forms in her arms) before disappearing into 'lighted mist'.
** Katherine also mentions in the second book that she can't see him when he's hiding in the trees, but senses him instead.


* Invisibility



** NeverGrewUp: Begins to fear this after Katherine loses her last baby tooth
* OfficalCouple: Implied to be this with Katherine at the end of Book 4.

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** NeverGrewUp: Begins to fear this after Katherine loses her last baby tooth
tooth.
*** In the fourth book, Nightlight gives Katherine a “Kiss of Goodnight” on the lips which awakens her from her spell as well as him become a real adolescent boy who will finally age like everyone else.
* OfficalCouple: OfficialCouple: Implied to be this with Katherine at the end of Book 4.


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* Telepathy: Nightlight is outright mentioned by Moonbeam to use "think speak" to communicate.


** There's also the fact that Nightlight willingly gave up being a "Nightlight" by kissing Katherine so she could wake up, resulting in him being able to grow older [[spoiler: And thus allowing him to grow into his role as Jack Frost)]].
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Katherine is so sweet and innocent that Pitch decides to try and turn her into his Darkling Princess. [spoiler: He fails.]] But Katherine never meant harm to anyone, to the point that she prevents others Guardians to kill Pitch because she thinks he can be redeemed. [[spoiler: Unfortunately he doesn't.]]

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** There's also the fact that Nightlight willingly gave up being a "Nightlight" by kissing Katherine so she could wake up, resulting in him being able to grow older [[spoiler: And and thus allowing him to grow into his role as Jack Frost)]].Frost]].
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Katherine is so sweet and innocent that Pitch decides to try and turn her into his Darkling Princess. [spoiler: [[spoiler: He fails.]] But Katherine never meant harm to anyone, to the point that she prevents others Guardians to kill Pitch because she thinks he can be redeemed. [[spoiler: Unfortunately he doesn't.]]



** There's also the fact that Nightlight willingly gave up being a "Nightlight" by kissing Katherine so she could wake up, resulting in him being able to grow older [[spoiler: (And thus growing into Jack Frost)]].

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** There's also the fact that Nightlight willingly gave up being a "Nightlight" by kissing Katherine so she could wake up, resulting in him being able to grow older [[spoiler: (And and thus growing allowing him to grow into his role as Jack Frost)]].Frost]].



* PuppyLove: It's obvious in the book that Nightlight has a


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* VagueAge: WordOfGod is that he's 14 years old, [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld at least in terms of appearance.]] But WordOfGod also mentions that [[spoiler: as Jack Frost,]] Nightlight has the ability to physically age himself (up to a point) or become younger at will.
* Voluntary Shapeshifting


* OfficalCOuple: Implied to be this with Katherine at the end of Book 4.

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* OfficalCOuple: OfficalCouple: Implied to be this with Katherine at the end of Book 4.

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* ImpliedLoveInterest: It's implied that Nightlight and Katherine have begun to develop romantic feeling towards one another as Book 4 mentions that Katherine and Nightlight share a distinct happiness that only the closest of friendships have after going through a "great change". It's been clearly established by WordOfGod that they are best friends and they share a deep connection with one another, and Nightlight is heavily implied to be in love with Katherine, and she seems to reciprocate this, but a romantic relationship hasn't been officially confirmed.
** Prior to that in the books mention that Nightlight was drawn to Katherine.
** They have a deeply close bond, one of a connected heart and mind.
** Nightlight refers to Katherine as "My Katherine" when talking to the Man In The Moon.
** It's described that they can understand each other without even needing to talk, “A friend who understands everything without being told is the rarest and best kind of friend”.
** Pitch also tries to threaten Katherine as a way to terrify Nightlight, something Nightlight immediately recognizes.
** Katherine is described as being worried when she can't sense Nightlight, his friendship or anything from him at all.
** Nightlight is afraid of the thought of Katherine growing up and leaving him behind because he is unsure as to if he has the ability to grow up himself.
** There's also the fact that Nightlight willingly gave up being a "Nightlight" by kissing Katherine so she could wake up, resulting in him being able to grow older [[spoiler: And thus allowing him to grow into his role as Jack Frost)]].
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Katherine is so sweet and innocent that Pitch decides to try and turn her into his Darkling Princess. [spoiler: He fails.]] But Katherine never meant harm to anyone, to the point that she prevents others Guardians to kill Pitch because she thinks he can be redeemed. [[spoiler: Unfortunately he doesn't.]]


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* ImpliedLoveInterest: It's implied that Nightlight and Katherine have begun to develop romantic feeling towards one another as Book 4 mentions that Katherine and Nightlight share a distinct happiness that only the closest of friendships have after going through a "great change". It's been clearly established by WordOfGod that they are best friends and they share a deep connection with one another, and Nightlight is heavily implied to be in love with Katherine, and she seems to reciprocate this, but a romantic relationship hasn't been officially confirmed.
** Prior to that in the books mention that Nightlight was drawn to Katherine.
** They have a deeply close bond, one of a connected heart and mind.
** Nightlight refers to Katherine as "My Katherine" when talking to the Man In The Moon.
** It's described that they can understand each other without even needing to talk, “A friend who understands everything without being told is the rarest and best kind of friend”.
** Pitch also tries to threaten Katherine as a way to terrify Nightlight, something Nightlight immediately recognizes.
** Katherine is described as being worried when she can't sense Nightlight, his friendship or anything from him at all.
** Nightlight is afraid of the thought of Katherine growing up and leaving him behind because he is unsure as to if he has the ability to grow up himself.
** There's also the fact that Nightlight willingly gave up being a "Nightlight" by kissing Katherine so she could wake up, resulting in him being able to grow older [[spoiler: (And thus growing into Jack Frost)]].
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Played straight with Nightlight. Prior to the end of the fourth book it was outright confirmed that Nightlight has never been kissed, [[spoiler: at least until he realised that a kiss was possibly the only thing that could free Katherine from sleep]]. In fact Nightlight is so pure that when Pitch tried to turn him into a fearling, the power backfired and the hand Pitch had used to touch Nightlight had been restored to it's original human form.


* OfficialCouple: With Nightlight in the book 4.

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* OfficialCouple: With Implied to be this with Nightlight in at the book 4. end of Book 4.



[[folder: Ombric Shalazar]]
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The founder of the village of Santoff Clausen, Ombric is the last remaining citizen of Atlantis. A talented sorcerer, he eventually serves as a mentor to North.

* CoolOldGuy
* DisneyDeath: He's eaten by a bear in the first book, but gets better through [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve the power of belief]].
* FriendToAllChildren
* LastOfHisKind
* TheMentor
* SpeaksFluentAnimal
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* KidHero: Nightlight's an immortal 14 year old who once single-handedly defeated Pitch.


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* OfficalCOuple: Implied to be this with Katherine at the end of Book 4.
* PuppyLove: It's obvious in the book that Nightlight has a


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[[folder: Ombric Shalazar]]
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The founder of the village of Santoff Clausen, Ombric is the last remaining citizen of Atlantis. A talented sorcerer, he eventually serves as a mentor to North.

* CoolOldGuy
* DisneyDeath: He's eaten by a bear in the first book, but gets better through [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve the power of belief]].
* FriendToAllChildren
* LastOfHisKind
* TheMentor
* SpeaksFluentAnimal
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* TheStoryteller: To where she culd be the guardian of it.

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* TheStoryteller: To where she culd be the guardian A particular talent of it. hers, and possibly her future specialty as a Guardian.


A young girl from Santoff Claussen and Ombric’s foster daughter. Implied to grow up to be Mother Goose.

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A young girl from Santoff Claussen and Ombric’s foster daughter. Implied to grow up to be Mother Goose.
Goose and possibly the "Guardian of Stories."



* TheStoryteller

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* TheStorytellerTheStoryteller: To where she culd be the guardian of it.


* MasterSwordsman: Supposedly, he once defeated an entire regiment of cavalry with a bent steak knife. ‘’While he was eating.’’

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* MasterSwordsman: Supposedly, he once defeated an entire regiment of cavalry with a bent steak knife. ‘’While ''While he was eating.’’''



* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler:The best trope of the story. Her mother sacrificied herself to prevent the Dreams Pirates to kill her, and her father never returned from his mission, and thought she was dead like his wife.]] She had a foster father in Typhan, but that was temporary.

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* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler:The best trope of the story. Her mother sacrificied sacrificed herself to prevent the Dreams Dream Pirates to kill from killing her, and her father never returned from his mission, and thought she was dead like his wife.]] She had a foster father in Typhan, but that was temporary.



In the forested hinterlands of Eastern Siberia lies the village of Santoff Claussen, where the impossible is made possible through belief. A haven first creted by Ombric when a meteor landed in the area and a small sapling grew into a large tree inside of which Ombric and his library could reside, called Big Root. A haven to scientists, engineers, inventors, artist and dreamers, Ombric has taught the village the ways of magic, speaking insect languages and many other wonders not known to the outside world.


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In the forested hinterlands of Eastern Siberia lies the village of Santoff Claussen, where the impossible is made possible through belief. A haven first creted created by Ombric when a meteor landed in the area and a small sapling grew into a large tree inside of which Ombric and his library could reside, called Big Root. A haven to scientists, engineers, inventors, artist and dreamers, Ombric has taught the village the ways of magic, speaking insect languages and many other wonders not known to the outside world.




Students of the wizard Ombric and loyal friends to Katherine and the guardians. The children of Santoff Claussen love playing games, magic, inventing new things and most of all, learning! But while they can make water flow backwards and build staircases to the sky, they can't seem to avoid that pesky nuissance called bedtime no matter how hard they try.

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Students of the wizard Ombric and loyal friends to Katherine and the guardians. The children of Santoff Claussen love playing games, magic, inventing new things and most of all, learning! But while they can make water flow backwards and build staircases to the sky, they can't seem to avoid that pesky nuissance nuisance called bedtime no matter how hard they try.



A glowworm that dresses like a scholar with a long beard and glasses perched on the end of his nose. Mr. Qwerty resides in Big Root where he is in charge of the expansive Santoff Clausen library and able to speak human language, a rare feat for an insect. He is a brilliant scholar and trusted comrade, also starved for knowledge, normally seen taking care and cleaning the books. [[spoiler: When Pitch attacks Santoff Clausen to gain access to Ombric's library, Mr Qwerty eats every book and tome to protect the knowledge and spells from Pitch's grasp. Mr Qwerty then wraps himself in a caccoon, eventually ermerging as a hybrid between a butterfly and a book. Having absorbed all the knowledge from the library, Mr Qwerty can call upon any information and display them on his wings to be read from. He only lets Katherine write in him though.]]

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A glowworm that dresses like a scholar with a long beard and glasses perched on the end of his nose. Mr. Qwerty resides in Big Root where he is in charge of the expansive Santoff Clausen library and able to speak human language, a rare feat for an insect. He is a brilliant scholar and trusted comrade, also starved for knowledge, normally seen taking care and cleaning the books. [[spoiler: When Pitch attacks Santoff Clausen to gain access to Ombric's library, Mr Qwerty eats every book and tome to protect the knowledge and spells from Pitch's grasp. Mr Qwerty then wraps himself in a caccoon, cocoon, eventually ermerging emerging as a hybrid between a butterfly and a book. Having absorbed all the knowledge from the library, Mr Qwerty can call upon any information and display them on his wings to be read from. He only lets Katherine write in him though.]]



* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: How humans with impure hearts react when in her prescence.
* EnthrallingSiren: a non singing example. While the Spirit of the Forest is described as extraodinary beautiful, it is the various jewels decorating her form that captures the hearts of men. Those who seek out the village are normally after a vast treasure Ombric supposedly posesses and bandits believe she is the treasure the stories refer to.

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* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: How humans with impure hearts react when in her prescence.
presence.
* EnthrallingSiren: a non singing example. While the Spirit of the Forest is described as extraodinary extraordinarily beautiful, it is the various jewels decorating her form that captures the hearts of men. Those who seek out the village are normally after a vast treasure Ombric supposedly posesses possesses and bandits believe she is the treasure the stories refer to.



A Mechanical man built by Nicholas St. North, designed to do anything asked of it, to household chores to sword-fighting. In order to ensure Dijinni's loyalty to the village, in the chest centre of the Dijinni, where a heart would be is a small box filled with small bits and bobs from the children of the village, from pennies to stones to old combs, their treasures. Katherine was the last to present her treasure, a picture she drew of North so the Dijinni would be able to recognize them both.

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A Mechanical mechanical man built by Nicholas St. North, designed to do anything asked of it, to household chores to sword-fighting. In order to ensure the Dijinni's loyalty to the village, in inside the chest centre of the Dijinni, where a the heart would be be, is a small box filled with small bits and bobs from the children of the village, from pennies to stones to old combs, their treasures. Katherine was the last to present her treasure, a picture she drew of North so the Dijinni would be able to recognize them both.

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