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     Jack Frost 
Voiced by: Chris Pine

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.

  • All-Loving Hero: 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.
  • 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 300 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 the record.
  • Art Initiates Life: 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.
  • Badass Adorable: Next to Sandy, he has the most offensive power among the Guardians.
  • Beneath the Mask: 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.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Don't piss him off, or chances are you'll end up a frozen popsicle.
  • Big Brother Instinct:
    • 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 Papa Wolf, too.
    • 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.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Jack's blue jacket. While he's a troublemaker, he tries his best to help the children of the world.
  • Character Development: 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).
  • Chick Magnet: Tooth and her Mini-Fairies all have crushes on him.
  • Color Motifs: His signature color is blue.
  • Cool Big Bro: The epitome of this.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: 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.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Jack has a sardonic, wisecracking sense of humor.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: 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, even as a human.
  • Elemental Hair: He has silvery-white hair in spikes and has the control over ice.
  • 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.
  • Fragile Speedster: He is nimble and can dole out a few hard knocks like a glass cannon, but easily stuffed into a sack once caught.
  • Friend to All Children: In the film, he has the closest relationship to children and enjoys spending time with them, even if they can't see him.
  • Fun Personified: Even compared to the other Guardians—including North i.e.: Santa. This is his center.
  • Hates Being Alone: And he has been alone for 300 years.
  • The Heart: 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.
  • He's Back: Jack launches himself triumphantly out of the ravine after experiencing his memories, learning how he was, and fixing his staff.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: 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. Over the past three centuries he's gotten a good feel for his abilities, but he's still unaware of the fullest extent of his power given he's just as amazed as everyone else that he managed to flash-freeze all of Pitch's nightmares at once.
  • An Ice Person: To point where he physically can't warm anything up.
  • Knight In Sour Armor: When he first joins the Guardians.
  • Nature Spirit: Of snow, ice and frost, of course.
  • Not Quite Flight: Jack doesn't have true flight, but he can call on the wind to pick him up and carry him along. He can even hover.
  • Our Fairies Are Different: The "Guide to the Guardians" book says that he's an Ice Elf.
  • Papa Wolf: To Baby Tooth. And also toward Jamie as well. Also toward his younger sister, especially as his father is never shown when he remembers his memories.
  • Parental Abandonment: Jack spent 300 years alone without any family or friends to guide him. 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.
  • Peter Pan Parody: He bears many resemblances to Peter Pan. He is an eternally young sprite-like being who treats much of life like a game and has the power of flight. Even his origins - falling through a frozen lake - is similar to a story that was allegedly the inspiration of the Peter Pan character.
  • The Prankster: 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.
  • Pretty Boy: 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 Real Life.
  • Vague Age: Jack Frost seems to have no actual confirmed age but creator and director William Joyce has stated that Jack Frost was stuck at the age of 14, but has the power to be able to change his physical age, becoming older or younger at will.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: 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.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Jack suffered from this during 300 years because nobody could see him.

Voiced by: Alec Baldwin

Also known as Santa Claus. 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.
  • Badass Beard: North has a long, magnifient white beard.
  • The Big Guy: The physically biggest of the Guardians.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: White, thick eyebrows.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: "This is going to be epic!"
  • Bumbling Dad: In one way.
  • Color Motifs: North's signature color is red.
  • Cool Car: More like "Cool Sleigh", which he can maneuver around like a pro.
  • Cool Old Guy: A boisterous Husky Russkie Santa Claus that dual wields swords and Drives Like Crazy on his sleigh, no less.
  • 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.
  • A Father to His Men: Toward the Guardians, the elves and the yetis.
  • Gentle Giant: He's affable to almost everyone, builds toys for children, and carefully minds his strength when around Jamie.
  • Gut Feeling: Never doubt the man's belly.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: 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.
  • Husky Russkie: Has a thick, Russian accent.
  • The Leader: Of the Guardians.
  • Large and in Charge: 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.
  • Nice Guy: 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.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: A badass Boisterous Russian Santa who is capable of Dual Wielding two large sabers. Is there anything more that needs to be said?
  • Offscreen Teleportation: He goes in one chimney and pops out another, although he could just be using his snowglobes to Teleport Spam.
  • Papa Wolf: He acts like this toward the others Guardians.
  • Parental Substitute: More or less this toward Jack. Played straight as Jack isn't shown having any father even when he was human.
  • Red Is Heroic: He customarily wears a black fur hat, a long red coat with black fur trim, and a red plaid shirt.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Bunnymund's Red in the movie, although in the books he is much redder than him.
  • Storyboard Body: He has his Naughty and Nice lists tattooed on his forearms enhancing his status as a badass.
  • Sword Plant: As he weakens, North starts using his sword as a cane.
  • Team Dad: Definitely has moments of this, especially to Jack.
  • 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.
  • That Russian Squat Dance: Does a brief version of it while on the tooth mission.

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.

  • Badass Adorable: Sandman is the shortest, plumpest, and easily the most overtly friendly and adorable of the Guardians. Yet, without question, he out-badasses the rest of the cast in the film with his dual-wielding dream-sand whips that he uses to completely dominate his fight with Pitch.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Although peaceful by nature, the Sandman is a fierce fighter expertly wielding his Dreamsand Whips to fight Pitch and his nightmares.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: 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.
  • Color Motifs: His signature color is yellow.
  • Cute Mute: 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.
  • Disney Death: He gets killed off during a confrontation with Pitch, though he comes back to life at the climax of the movie.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Implied even though he doesn't talk.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Sandy's signature elemental power.
  • 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.
  • Eye Colour Change: When he is impaled by Pitch's black sand arrow, Sandy's pupils become darker and more prominent in response to the darkness consuming his body.
  • Facial Dialogue: His physical expressions represents whatever mood he's in.
  • Face Death with Dignity: 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.
  • Friendly Enemy: In the rufftoon comic, with Pitch. The "friendly" part comes only from this latter, as Sandy shows nothing but animosity toward him.
  • Green Lantern Ring: Essentially, his sand. Dinosaurs, airplanes, whips—it doesn't matter. If Sandy can imagine it, he can make it.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: For most of his scenes, he's silent comic relief. Then he sneaks up on Pitch.
  • Light 'em Up: His dream-sand is thematically opposed to Pitch's own black nightmare sand, and glows with a golden light.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Out of the Guardians, he's the shortest but also one of the best fighters.
  • Sacrificial Lion: 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.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: He not only the most powerful, but he's also the oldest and wisest of the Guardians.
  • Silent Snarker: He's the closest the Guardians have to an Only Sane Man, and is also the most difficult to understand. He snarks most when he's being ignored.
  • The Smart Guy: By virtue of his age, wisdom and tending to listen and look at things while the other Guardians are busy arguing with each other.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: He pulls a really good one on Pitch, who is understandably startled.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Sandy seems to like eggnog, as he drank several consecutive glasses of it while at the North Pole.
  • The Voiceless: Doesn't speak a single word in the movie, communicating through facial expressions and dream-sand constructs to illustrate his thoughts.
  • Whip It Good: Sandy's main weapons are dual bullwhips made out of his sand.

Voiced by: Isla Fisher

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."

  • Action Girl: 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.
  • Adaptational Dye Job:
    • 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.
  • Adaptational Heroism: She wasn't evil in the books, nor was she mean, but she WAS 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.
  • And This Is for...: After punching out Pitch:
    Toothiana: And that's for my fairies.
  • Animal Motifs: Tooth is a part human part hummingbird hybrid.
  • Badass Adorable: She has an adorable and perky demeanor. As a human/hummingbird hybrid, her plumage is vibrant and colorful. However, her wings can be used as weapons to slice through things, such as Pitch's Nightmare minions.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She is one of the kindest and most adorable. However, she will punch you right in the face if you mess with her.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: In the earlier versions of the movie, she has this with Jack.
  • The Chick: The most sociable and nicest of her fellow Guardians.
  • Color Motifs: Her signature color is pink/purple.
  • Cool Big Sis: Toward Jack.
  • Creepy Good: 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.
  • Cute Bruiser: To the point that she punches Pitch in the face and knocks out one of his teeth.
  • Demoted to Extra: 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.
  • Expressive Hair: Tooth's feathers ruffle whenever she experiences strong emotion.
  • Fairy Sexy: 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.
  • 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.
  • Interspecies Romance: Maybe with Jack. She is also born of this, according to her backstory.
  • Mama Bear: It would be wise not to mess with her fairies. She has also some of this side toward the Guardians and other children, too.
  • May–December Romance: She had shades of this with Jack at the ending, even though they are both spirits so their ages don't matter anymore.
  • Meaningful Name: Well...yeah.
  • Nice Girl: Tooth is sweet, bubbly, nice, friendly, motherly.
  • The Not-Love Interest: 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.
  • Parental Substitute: Even though she is implied to be the love interest to Jack, many people view her more like a motherly figure or a Cool Big Sis toward him. She acts even like a mother toward her fairies, children and the other Guardians, according to the artbook.
  • Perpetual Molt: As more children stop believing in her, Tooth starts losing more feathers as a sign of her weakening.
  • 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.
    • Actually, she has some with nearly all the male characters in ROTG materials. For example, she holds Bunnymund's hand during 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.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only female Guardian.
  • Team Mom: 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.
  • Vague Age: 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.

Voiced by: Hugh Jackman

The fabled keeper and bringer of Easter eggs and the Guardian of Hope. He has an Australian accent.

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Instead of having a coat like in the books.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Even though he agrees to help the main characters in the books, he hates mankind because Pitch massacred his kind, making him the Sole Survivor 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.
  • Anti-Hero: Bunny is a complete jerk, although he deeply cares for his friends and children.
  • Awesome Aussie: Well, he is voiced by Hugh Jackman.
  • Battle Boomerang: Two of 'em, in fact.
  • 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. There are hints he is like this toward Sophie, too.
  • Break the Haughty: Toward the ending of the story, when children stop believing in him.
  • 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 a slightly hot-headed nature warrior.
  • Color Motifs: His signature color is green.
  • 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.
  • Edible Ammunition: His explosive Easter eggs.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Bunnymund can be a jerk, but means well in the end.
  • Green Eyes: Signaling his closeness to nature. Goes along with...
  • Green Thumb: Flowers are shown springing up where his tunnels close.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As the movie goes on, which leads to his Character Development.
  • Jerkass: Toward Jack, a bit at the beginning.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: 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.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • He is so angry when he thinks that Jack could 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.
  • Killer Rabbit: Literally! He's a huge rabbit who can accurately throw boomerangs.
  • The Lancer: The experienced, responsible, and believed in Guardian to Jack's inexperienced, irresponsible, and never-believed in Hero.
  • Meaningful Name: His full name is E. Aster Bunnymund. Ahem...E. Aster.
  • Papa Wolf: Toward Sophie.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • 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.
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: 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.
  • Rabbit Magician: Like the other Guardians, Bunny is proficient in a number of magical skills unique to himself, including the generation of magical rabbit holes and command of egg-based golems, gaining strength from the collective belief people have in the Easter Bunny.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to North's Blue in the movie, while in the books, he is the Blue to young North's Red.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: His Depower.
  • Sole Survivor: If 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.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: When he is with Sophie.
    • He seems to get nicer with Jack, especially after Sandy is killed.
  • 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.
  • When He Smiles: Especially if he's around children.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: 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.

     Pitch Black 
Voiced by: Jude Law

The essence of fear and the Nightmare King.

  • Adaptational Heroism: Well, "heroism" might be a stretch, but Pitch does come across a bit less loathsome here than in the books. In the book Pitch is rightfully regarded as a monster, what with his 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 manipulative jackass, is also shown in the tie-in comics to have once been a Well-Intentioned Extremist who protected children from danger a la Scare 'em Straight before the Guardians were chosen, and has since been largely dismissed as not real. It doesn't really justify his dog-kicking, but you can see where he's coming from if nothing else.
  • Ambiguously Bi: If the fact that 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 all over Jack in Antarctica (early artwork even shows him stroking Jack's jaw with a smug smile!) when he tries to convince him to team up, and is genuinely hurt by his rejection. Even Bunnymund isn't safe: When in his 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!
  • Alas, Poor Villain: His actions are unforgivable and he definitely deserves to be punished for them, but you still might feel a little sorry for him when everyone stops believing in him and the Nightmares drag him back to his lair.
  • Antagonist Abilities: The fact it takes the combined efforts of five fellow spirits (four of them at full-power, the other a Wild Card with the power of winter at his disposal) to so much as drive him back speaks volumes at the kind of threat he can be.
  • Anti-Villain: He switches between a Well-Intentioned Extremist and a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds. He qualifies more as the latter than the former, though, as his actions are almost totally selfish.
    • Anti-Hero: In the comic, he comes across as more of a Nominal Hero (using Fear to protect people, although how he actually went about it was... Questionable) before turning into a Villain Protagonist.
  • 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.
  • Benevolent Boss: As surprising as it is, he counts as this to the Nightmares.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: At the end of his Breaking Speech with Jack, he backs into the shadows until all you can see are his eyes and teeth.
  • Circling Monologue: He's fond of these.
  • Color Motifs: Pitch is represented by the color black.
  • 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 comes from years of converting Sandy's golden dream sand.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Hinted at with his reaction to a small Nightmare, as well as to Bunnymund's Depowered form.
  • Dark Is Evil: Cant'cha tell?
  • Deadpan Snarker: "Or what? You'll stick a quarter under my pillow?"
  • Deliberately Monochrome: In a film full of vibrant colors, Pitch's mere presence seems to suck the life out of his immediate surroundings.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: With his black sand.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Though his skin tone is closer to that of a corpse.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He truly seems to care about the Nightmares, and even seems to keep one (named Onyx in the script) as a sort of Consigliere. In the rufftoon comic, he seemed to really consider Manny as a friend, and felt truly betrayed when he chose the Guardians. And then there's his daughter in the books, obviously.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: 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.
  • Evil Brit: It comes with the territory when you're voiced by Jude Law.
  • Evil Counterpart: 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.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Well, he was never a saint, but he did originally use fear as a protective measure until the Guardians turned up.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Pitch's politeness and charm are almost entirely superficial. It's best demonstrated in Antarctica, where he's entirely cordial to Jack during his We Can Rule Together speech, but once Jack throws it back in his face, Pitch becomes real nasty, real quick.
  • Fragile Speedster: Closer to Glass Cannon, 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.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: The reason he hates the Guardians? The Man in the Moon chose them to replace him as the protectors of humans.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: 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.
  • Humanoid Abomination: You can tell that there's something... Off about him. His lair itself is an Eldritch Location, his powers are born from warping the Sandman's, and he controls an army of Animalistic Abominations. He's still not as monstrous as his book counterpart, though.
  • If I Can't Have You...: He reacts something like this when Jack refuses to join him, i.e. breaking Jack's staff over his knee and throwing him down a crevasse.
  • I Have Many Names: Pitch only calls himself "the Boogeyman" in the movie. However, the supplementary materials call him the Nightmare King, as do the books.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: "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.
  • I Know What You Fear: It's outright stated to be a part of his Required Secondary Powers.
  • I Surrender, Suckers: When Sandman utterly trounces him, Pitch pretends to give up to stall for time until the Nightmares show up.
  • It's Personal: This might explain why he puts most of his effort into fighting Jack at the climax.
  • Jerkass: Might be or might be not a Jerkass Façade, judging by how he talks to Jack in Antarctica.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: 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.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: 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. Not so much in the movie.
  • Kick the Dog: A lot. Especially when he goes back on his promise to trade the captive Baby Tooth for Jack's staff.
    • Taunting Sandy as he (not really) dies definitely counts.
  • Lack of Empathy: 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.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Giving Jack his teeth proved to be a big mistake, as the memories in them brought Jack back from the brink of despair and restored his Heroic Resolve.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: 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.
  • Not So Different: Stresses this with Jack, pointing out that they are both lonely spirits who want to be acknowledged by humans.
  • Pet the Dog: To the Nightmares, although that may be 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; Word of God confirms that his offer for Jack to join him was genuine, and that he really did feel sorry for him being rejected by the Guardians.
    • Let's not forget that he caused said rejection, here.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: "I'd say 'sweet dreams,' but there aren't any left."
  • Rage Against the Heavens: Not much in the movie, but played straight in the comic.
  • Scare 'em Straight: 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.
  • Sinister Scythe: His main choice of weapon.
  • The Southpaw: According to William Joyce.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Kind of. The movie left his true origins unsaid. There are hints he may be a spirit like Jack, but the fact that he had been possessed by Fearlings and done the same to children had been apparently removed.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: 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. Unless you think he ''does'' have a crush...
  • Villain Teleportation: Pitch can appear anywhere in the world through shadows.
  • We Can Rule Together: Offers this to Jack.
  • We Used to Be Friends: 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.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Possibly,if his backstory from the book 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.
  • Would Hurt a Child: 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, 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 — which may very well kill them — and breaking Jack's staff to take him out of the fight when he snubs Pitch's offer to join forces smacks a little of Murder the Hypotenuse.
    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.
  • Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: Especially visible in the shadows of his lair.

     The Man in the Moon
Voiced by: N/A

A mysterious being that is responsible for appointing the Guardians.

  • Big Good: When Pitch starts talking about destroying the Guardians, he directs his gaze to the Moon and calls the Guardians Manny's.
  • The Chessmaster: He may be viewed like this.
  • The Chooser of The One: 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.
  • False Friend: 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.
  • Figure It Out Yourself: 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.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He is definitely the Big Good. However, he chose to leave Jack alone during 300 years for a Figure It Out Yourself reason. Not really nice of him indeed, although his book counterpart is definitely nicer and more active.
  • Kick the Dog: 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.
  • The Speechless: No sound is ever heard out of him, but the Guardians and Jack all act as though they know what he's saying.
  • In-Universe Nickname: North is heard to call him "Manny."
  • Sympathy for the Hero: The reason why Manny chose Jack as a Guardian is because 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.
  • The Man in the Moon: Hey, it's him.
  • Melancholy Moon: The first scene when Jack describes how he awakened, feeling frightened and cold, as moonlight is seen through the ice.
  • We Used to Be Friends: 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.

     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.
  • 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.
  • Badass Adorable: At the tender age of 10, he has more than enough guts against the Boogeyman himself.
  • Badass Boast: To Pitch, and unlike Jack, he managed to back his up.
    Jamie: I do believe in you. I'm just not afraid of you.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Toward his younger sister Sophie.
  • Cassandra Truth: He is the first believer of Jack.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: 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 to believe in Jack.
  • Curtains Match the Window: He has brown hair and brown eyes.
  • Give Me a Sign: 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.
  • Morality Pet: Who knows what would have happened if Jack didn't meet him...
  • Protectorate: 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 Jack's sister. He might possibly be related to her.
  • Replacement Goldfish: There are hints that Jack's Big Brother Instinct attitude toward Jamie and the other children are due to the ones he had toward his sister. You can't help but thinking about a slight similarity between Jamie and 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.
  • Spanner in the Works: If the Guardians hadn't accidentally woken him up and let him see them, Pitch would have been guaranteed victory.

     Sophie Bennett
Voiced by: Georgie Grieve

Jamie's younger sister.

  • Big Shadow, Little Creature: 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.
  • Catch-Phrase: "Easter Bunny, hop, hop, hop!"
  • The Cutie: Not even Bunnymund is immune to how cute this child is.
  • Green Eyes: Unlike her brother.
  • Morality Pet: To Bunnymund, even if this latter isn't so bad.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Her right eye is covered by her wild hair.
  • 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.

Voiced by: Dominique Grund

A young girl that quickly befriends Jamie and his friends.

  • 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!
  • The Bully: At first, but then Jack cheers her up and she winds up happily playing with all of the other neighborhood kids.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: Brown hair and eyes.
  • Girly Bruiser: Big and strong for her age, and has a love for ponies and other girly things.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: 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.
  • Huge Schoolgirl: She's quite a bit bigger and brawnier than her peers.
  • Little Miss Badass: Fearlessly takes on the opportunity to protect the Guardians during the final battle.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Showing that despite her bully facade, she's still girly at heart.


  • Badass Adorable: Baby Tooth.
  • 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.
  • Damsel 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.
  • No Name Given: We never learn what the name of Jack's sister is.
    • Although her actual name hasn't been revealed, 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.
  • The Smart Guy: Monty.
  • Those Two Guys: Claude and Caleb.