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Jack Skellington is the main protagonist in the stop-motion classic film, The Nightmare Before Christmas. He holds the title of Pumpkin king in Halloweentown & brought Christmas to the same town. He also appeared in Kingdom Hearts to help Sora, Donald and Goofy defeat the heartless. His love interest is Sally.

Why He Rocks

  1. He's kind, caring, compassionate and loyal to the people around him.
  2. He is an excellent and talented singer. His most notable songs include "What's This? What's This?" where he discovers Christmas, and "This Is Halloween".
  3. Speaking of which, his voice actor fits his hammy and charismatic tone of voice.
  4. His memorable and iconic design which include a black pinstripe tuxedo, long legs, a spider bow tie and a wide smile.
  5. He enjoys sharing the same joy he had with others, especially Sally.
  6. Also, his relationship he starts to grow with Sally is engaging, cute, and interesting.
  7. He had proven to show courage when he has foiled Oogie Boogie's evil plan in the film's climax with both his quick wit and prowess.
  8. His Pumpkin King persona (as well as the song "This is Halloween") really brings out the faithful and charming feel to Halloween. And it is very enjoyable.
    • Especially with how graceful he really is.
  9. He has multiple Funko Pops of himself. These include a diamond version of himself and him dressed as a snowman.
  10. When Jack almost ruined Christmas, he helps Santa restore Christmas after redeeming his mistakes of misunderstanding what Christmas was actually about.

Bad Qualities

  1. His ambition with wanting to be Santa Claus almost ruined Christmas, but he later regretted it and easily redeemed his misunderstandings to Santa.
  2. When he let his ambitions become his prime focus over other things, he can come off as misunderstood and unintentionally stubborn in his own way.


  • Jack's design was so memorable and iconic that it appears a lot in many Halloween stores more than casual Halloween supplies, this was also discussed in Nostalgia Critic's video of the movie.