"Ho, ho, ho, motherfuckers!"
―Santa Claus[src]

Saint Nicholas of Bari, also known as Santa Claus, is a Magician that was formerly imprisoned in the Library of the Neitherlands.


Early Life

"Wait. A spell that rewards good children, you and your elves..."
"That was a long time ago."
"Are you Santa Claus?"
"Oh... Well, I'm not, not that. But I don't like that name. It got very commercial, very shopping mall. Look, just call me Nick, asshole."
Alice Quinn and Santa Claus[src]

Originally, Nick was obsessed with finishing the spell of the philosopher Diogenes to find kind-hearted people. When he realized that there were few good people left, he instead focused on finding good children with the spell and reward them for their kind nature. However, as his work on the spell progressed, he needed a book from the Library of the Neitherlands to continue it, but it was restricted to the Poison Room.[1]

When traveling through to the Neitherlands, Nick met Eve, who later remarked that Nick was extremely nice, much to the amazement of Penny.[2]

Imprisoned by the Library

"I needed this book. Restricted. They kept it in this place they call, uh-"
"The Poison Room. Yeah, it killed one of my friends."
"Yeah. It killed some of mine too. I was working with these elf gentlemen. Uh, it was bad."
―Nick and Alice Quinn[src]
One day, Nick sent a few Elves to infiltrate the Library's Poison Room. However, the Elves died in the process and Santa was arrested by the Order of the Library of the Neitherlands for murder and possession of restricted materials. After he was detained in the Library, Nick attempted to escape but got lost until the Librarians found him. Seeing no other way out, Nick tried to kill himself with the broken edge of a tray. However, the Librarians revived him shortly after and he vowed to never let himself go through that again.[1]

Escape from the Library of the Neitherlands

Meeting Alice Quinn

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"Can we please not with the Santa stuff right now?"
"Well, could you please not with the angsty, nerdy stuff? Huh? No, because that's who you are, and I don't judge you for it."
Alice Quinn and Santa Claus[src]
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Magic and Abilities


"I know you're not sleeping."
―Santa Claus to Alice Quinn[src]
Magician: Santa Claus is an extremely talented Magician, possessing a high mastery of magic which he uses to reward kind-hearted children throughout the Multiverse.
"Hey, is all that chimney stuff about you true?"
"Never met one I couldn't crack."
Alice Quinn and Santa Claus[src]
  • Magic Manipulation: Santa Claus is able to shape and manipulate the energy of the Wellspring to cast spells by writing specific formations with his hands, forming phosphorescent constructs of energy.
    • Teleportation: Using chimneys, Nick is able to travel through structures by touching his nose. During his escape from the Library of the Neitherlands, Nick used the fireplace in Zelda Schiff's office to teleported out of the Library and return to his sleigh to leave the Neitherlands.
    • Fire Manipulation: Nick was able to cool the logs burning in a fireplace to travel through a chimney.
    • Telepathy: Nick was able to tell that Alice Quinn was awake from his cell in the Library.






Appearances for Santa Claus

In chronological order:


  • Saint Nicholas of Myra, also known as Nicholas of Bari, was the patron saint of sailer, repentant thieves, and children during the time of the Roman Empire. He became known as Nicholas the Wonderworker because of his intercession, and his legendary habit of secret gift-giving gave rise to the traditional model of Santa Claus.
    • One of Santa Claus' patronage is to the falsely accused. Nick himself was falsely accused of murder on Library property.


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