Jack Frost
Jack Frost
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Title Jack Frost, Jackson Overland, Jackson "Jack" Overland Frost, Jokul Frosti, Bloody Show Pony (by Bunny), Father Frost, Old Man Winte, Nightlight (as the former Guardian of Light; in the books)
Gender Male
Film Rise of the Guardians
Status Alive
Hair Color White (formerly brown)
Eye Color Blue (formerly brown)
Family Unnamed Sister, Unnamed Mother, Jamie Bennett (Relative in-theory), Sophie Bennett (Relative in-theory)
Friends Nicholas St. North, E. Aster Bunnymund, Toothiana, Sanderson Mansnoozie, Jamie Bennett, Sophie Bennett, The Man in the Moon, Pippa, Monty, Caleb, Claude, Cupcake, The Three Little Scaries (books), Shadowbent (Frenemy; books), Vanish (books), Nods (book), Mother Nature (books), Rapunzel Corona, Merida DunBroch, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III
Enemies Pitch Black, Mother Gothel, Mor'du, Red Death
My name is Jack Frost. How do I know that? The Moon told me so. But that was all he ever told me. And that was a long, long time ago.
―Jack Frost

Jackson "Jack" Overland Frost, better known as Jack Frost, is a Guardian of Childhood, and of Fun, as well as the albeit sarcastic and mischief-maker, that is originally from Rise of the Guardians. He is a also a winter spirit that can control ice and cold weather, such as making a blizzard and starting winter (as well as snow days). He's one of the Big Four.

After the winter spirit appeared the 2012 DreamWorks film, William Joyce, the author of the Guardians of Childhood book series that inspired the film, gave Jack his own book in the series. As well as having him the "incursion" of Nightlight.


Jack Frost has white hair, very pale skin and his striking blue eyes have dark circles under them. He has a tall stature, with a albeit slim. Jack wears a blue hooded sweater, that has frost collecting around the ring of its collar, his brown trousers are bounded with lighter material starting from the knee down to the rather tattered and frayed bottom, and is barefoot throughout the film. The winter spirit carries a magical shepherd's crook-like staff, that holds to his touch, is seen as his gateway to helping him unleash powerful blasts of his of snow, ice, and frost powers. Which his why he always has it by his side.

Jackson Overland before he became Jack Frost

Jackson Overland before he became Jack Frost

Before Jack became immortal, he was seen wearing a brown cloak, a white woolen shirt, and a small and brown open vest. He kept the pants he wears in the present. He also had warm brown hair and dark amber eyes, along with blushed cheeks and less paler skin. As the paleness of his immortal self might be due to the cold he was exposit to when he died.

Jack is currently over 300 years old. There is, however, some debate as to the exact age Jack died at. On the Rise of the Guardians App, it states that Jack has been around for over 300 years, and has been forever trapped at the age of eighteen. While the author of the original Guardians of Childhood series, William Joyce, has said in an interviews that Jack is "14", as he compares him to Peter Pan.


Jack's Center

Jack's Center

As a human, Jack grew up in what looked like an early colonial Quaker colony and constantly entertained his friends and younger children by being mischievous and playing the fool. Despite being mischievous and foolish, he acted as a big brother to younger children, and was especially responsible for his younger sister, as his sacrifice for her led him to becoming a Guardian.

Jack Frost is a mischievous teenage hellion who has no interest in being bound by rules or obligations, and instead favors spreading his winter magic for the sake of the personal amusement of himself and children. Despite these traits, Jack is also gentle and generous. 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 not 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. But as Jack spends time in the Guardians' company, each individual would have an effect on him that would change him from a mischief-making winter spirit to a full-fledged Guardian in his own right, as well as a hero.

It was his refusal to give up in the face of overwhelming odds that enabled him to help one child, Jamie, keep his beliefs in all of the Guardians as well as finally believe in Jack enough to see him. And it was his desire to protect Jamie, as he once did his sister, that helped him realize his center, as a Guardian, is Fun.

Jack proudly accepted the duties and responsibilities as the Guardian of Fun. His purpose, to spread the feelings of Fun and Joy so as to spread happiness to bolster the faith children have in the Guardians.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Jack has incredible weather powers in which he controls with the help of his magic staff. He can call and ride the wind, float like a snowflake, conjure ice and snow, freeze objects or even people solid with a mere wave of his staff, make images drawn on frosted window panes come to life, and spread the feelings of fun and joy with his specialty: snowballs. Jack also later discovered that he can unleash energy bolts of ice when he first stood up against Pitch, reducing an entire cavalry of Nightmares to frozen crystals in one concentrated blast. Before Pitch had broken his staff in half, Jack had believed that his powers came from it unlit he was able to repair it through sheer force of will.

In the original books, his staff is called Twinetender and is said to have came from a willow tree that stood on the ancient burial grounds of Mohican Indians. The staff is also seen as his friend, comrade and protector. As it alerts him to dangers, as well as helping him to focus on his power to speak to the wind and learn the language of leaves; which allows him to fill the sky with leaves and twist them about as he wills. The leaves can also act as a shield or blister down like charging cavalry. The books, also has Jack having a special kinship with the leaves of the world. Which has him commanding the leaves of any tree or plant (other than Mandrake) and use them as spies to keep watch for Pitch. As well as making them change color, fly and even return to their tree if he tells them. They speak to Jack as though he were one of them and revere the magic lad as a king. His strength and power derive much from the realm of nature and his mysterious friendship with the being known as Mother Nature.

As an immortal spirit, as MiM gave him a second chance of life so he could became a Guardian (for when he was ready), Jack possesses eternal life and eternal youth. Because of this however, Jack is unable to be seen, heard or felt by any mortal (with the exception of animals) unless they believe in him. It can be assumed that, like Pitch and the Guardians, he could draw strength from this belief and can become stronger from it. Unlike North, Tooth and Bunny however, Jack seems to be able to operate at full-capacity while still having no believers himself, implying that should he become a figure as popular as them, which could have him as one of the most powerful spirits in their ranks. After Jack had been victorious in his penultimate battle with Pitch, he went through many extraordinary changes. He was able to physically age himself (up to a point) or become younger at will.

Jack's battle style consists of Parkour and Kendo (which 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 also able to dodge an enemy's attack and instantly response by calculating his body and staff movements to be able deliver his own attack. He pays close attention to an enemy movements since a response that is too slow or fast may not be effective.


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Mosaic-style Concept Art

Jack has a magic staff with which he can control the elements of winter. Originally, he had believed that his staff was the source of his powers, when it really was just a conduit that helps him channel the magic of winter that had really been inside of him. As he was able to repair it through sheer force of will after Pitch snapped it in half.

Role in the CrossoverEdit

Many fans believe that Jack is somewhat the "loose cannon" of the Big Four, as well as the link that keeps the team together. Because he is immortal (providing a shadow of history) and has the ability to ride on the wind and travel with the seasons, it is possible that he was able to meet Rapunzel, Hiccup, and Merida before they met each other. One of his snowflakes are seen as his personal mark.


To see Jack's relationships with the Big Four and other characters, Click here.

To see Jack's pairings, click here.

Comparison to the BooksEdit


Jack Frost (In the Books)

Physical Appearence and PersonalityEdit

While William Joyce has his version of Jack Frost looking exactly like the original character in the film, there are some small changes. Like the cloak Jack's book counterpart wears, from time to time.

Role in the BooksEdit

When William Joyce added Jack in his Guardians of Childhood series, he has he as the transformed and "reborn" Nightlight. The Man in the Moon's most trusted friend and valiant companion, that has appeared in every novel in the series. The Jack Frost books tell of how Nightlight became the winter spirit, while Jack Frost: The End Becomes The Beginning has him assisting the Guardians in their, supportably, last epic battle with Pitch.

Concept ArtEdit

(Concept Art sketched and submitted for original film is credited to Shane Prigmore)