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Comic Book / Jingle Belle

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A comic book series written by Paul Dini about Santa Claus' rather rebellious teenage daughter who would rather be doing typical teenage things then helping to run the family business.

There's also a few flash animations as well features on the Jingle Belle website.

Jingle Belle provides the following tropes:

  • Both Sides Have a Point: Subverted. The conflict between Jing and her dad almost boils down to it when Krampus is called in to judge who's really responsible. Santa basically stole Jing's doll design and was too embarrassed to admit it was her idea. Jingle created a robotic double to act as the perfect daughter and ran away from home because she felt betrayed and used by her dad. It's telling Santa shows more guilt when Krampus sums up his actions, while Jingle coldly asks if Krampus can really blame her for what she did. As it turns out, Krampus does agree with Jingle because he knows what he feels like to be used and tossed aside (such as how Santa terminated their original working relationship when Jingle was born) and helps her get payback.
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  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: Jingle is 16 in elf years and proves to be a handle for her father.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: After getting sick of her family taking advantage of her magic, Polly gets even by turning their home into a self-restoring gingerbread house. She then leaves them to enjoy themselves, and her family turns into a pack of ravenous gluttons that devour the house and become obese. Polly gets them to promise to stop abusing her magic and returns the house to normal, but since she can't use her power to directly affect them, she puts them on an exercise regime.
  • Cute Witch: Polly Green is a beautiful witch.
  • Engineered Public Confession: Jingle gets the snotty councilwoman to confess she was attacking Santa's reputation so she could jump start her political career, regardless that she was harassing an innocent man and was potentially ruining the holiday season for millions of children. This happens on a live television feed.
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  • Everybody Has Standards: Sashi Ounce the snow leopard may be Jingle Belle's rival but she's a Graceful Loser and the only hockey captain who rejects the Bliz Wiz's offer to get revenge on the Elves.
  • Frankenstein Monster: In "Santa Claus vs. Frankenstein", Jingle Belle finds Frankenstein's Monster frozen in ice. After freeing him, she convinces her dad to hire him to make monster toys. In gratitude, the Monster hatches a plan to fight a devious politician who is trying to have Santa Claus barred from the US.
  • Jerkass: Jingle who really goes out of her way to undermine her father and is rude to a lot of people outside her mother and friends. Though...
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold:...In situations that threaten him or the North Pole, she'll be more then willing to help him out.
  • The Krampus: Turns up in the 2010 story "Grounded". He's introduced lamenting how Santa's "gone soft" and gotten too lenient with putting kids on the "nice" list, which has pretty much put Krampus out of work.
  • Moral Guardians: One story focuses on a councilwoman trying to make a name for herself by decrying Santa Claus as a menace to society who promotes obesity and materialism. She later gets tricked into admitting she was only attacking him because he's an easy target.
  • Mrs. Claus: Mrs. Kringle is a notable exception from the Granny Classic archetype (something which is occasionally lampshaded in the comic). She's an elf queen who prefers aristocratic garments to aprons.
  • Really 700 Years Old: All the Clauses which is justifed as they're holiday immortals. Jingle herself is 224 Years old, though she looks like a teenager.
  • Recognition Failure: The Blizzard Wizard, Santa's old enemy, needs to convince Jing to give him the source of his power and tells her the stories about him aren't true. However Jing doesn't know who he is, haven slept through school about him. Which means Bliz Wiz uses this to his advantage.
  • Robe and Wizard Hat: Jingle's gal pal Polly Green, the Halloween Witch, wears the traditional witch's pointed hat.
  • Spin-Off: Mutant Texas: Tales of Sheriff Ida Red is a miniseries focusing on Jingle Belle's friend Ida Red.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: In "Grounded," Santa dismisses one of Jingle's new toy ideas, but when it proves to be a hit with a bunch of toy executives, he "forgets" to tell Jingle about it. She is rightly devastated when, months later, she finds a stockroom filled with copies of her doll lacking any mention of her involvement in their creation. She then creates a robotic double of herself meant to be the perfect daughter and runs away from home.