Jack Skellington

Jack SkellingtonPumpkin King of Halloween Town

Jack Skellington is the patron spirit of Halloween, portrayed as being on par with Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny within his own holiday. As a living skeleton, he is supernatural and can remove parts of his body without harm, as is often demonstrated for comic relief. He is the most important of many Halloween spirits, with the implication that their job is to scare people in the real world on Halloween night.


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Jack has a significant advantage over most other Disney protagonists in that he is an undead creature, which grants him almost invincibility. He has the ability to remotely control and reattach dismembered body parts. He frequently "recites Shakespearean passages" while removing his own head as a hobby, largely due of this advantage. This is proven by the fact that once his sleigh is shot down, everyone assumes he is dead, even though in the movie Jack says that for him, death would be his bones being ground to dust. However, this does not mean he cannot be killed. Even as everyone but Oogie is bemoaning the presumed loss of Jack, the Mayor declares over the microphone that "Jack Skellington is nought but a pile of dust."



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The Halloween Town celebrations' grand conclusion, which Jack proclaims to be "the most horrifying yet," opens the movie. Jack causes a spectacle at the end of This Is Halloween by riding into the town square while costumed as a scarecrow wearing a Jack-o-lantern and immolating himself while dancing. He then dives into a fountain and comes out as himself. But it becomes clear that Jack is sick of the same old Halloween when he slinks away from the cheering crowd. With his ghost dog Zero by his side, he goes off into the woods while expressing a profound sense of emptiness.




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