Nicholas St. North, also known as Santa Claus, is a guardian of childhood.
Rise of the Guardians
Profile: He is a former Russian Cossack (that explains the accent!) Nicholas is “the bravest man in the world.” He “was as wild as they come as a youth, and along the way his warrior heart was turned to good. He decided to put all that prowess and energy and courage into protecting the innocent.” Joyce was inspired by Sean Connery’s James Bond for this character: “There’s no way you can be Santa and not have extraordinary technology at your disposal.”