"Santa Claus, my dear old friend, you are a thief, a traitor, a slanderer, a murderer, a liar, but worst of all you are a mockery of everything for which I stood. You have sung your last ho, ho, ho, for I am coming to take your head. I am coming to take back what is mine, to take back Yuletide..."
― Krampus, Krampus: The Yule Lord

The power to use the abilities of the Krampus. Variation of Cryptid Physiology and Holiday Entity Physiology.

Also Called

  • Anti-Claus Mimicry/Physiology
  • Krampus Mimicry
  • The Krampus


The user is or has the ability to take on the form of Krampus, a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish children during the Christmas season who had misbehaved. Although Krampus appears in many variations, most are hairy beast-like creature of demonic appearance, usually brown or black, have cloven hooves and horns of a goat, with a long tongue. They carry a basket or a bag on their back and with rusty chains and bells.

He is often presented as either as an enemy or partner to St. Nicholas, representing the darker aspects of Christmas and what awaits for those who have been bad during the holiday season kidnapping and frightening children as punishment for being naughty.

Krampus often targets children, either to simply scare them, whip them, eat them, or some other nefarious purpose.




Known Users

See Also: The Krampus.


  • Krampus (American Dad)
  • Jack Smith (American Dad)
  • The Bleaken (Bobs Burgers)
  • The Grinch (How the Grinch Stole Christmas)
  • Krampus (Robot Chicken)
  • The Nerd (Robot Chicken)
  • Krampus (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated)
  • Krampus (The Venture Bros.)


  • Krampus (Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose)
  • Krampus (How The Krampus Saved Christmas)


  • Krampus (Krampus 2015)
  • Krampus (Krampus Unleashed)
  • Krampus (Night of the Krampus)
  • Krampus (Krampus: The Christmas Devil)


  • The Krampus (Alpine Folklore)
  • Belsnickel (German Folklore)
  • Namahage (Japanese Folklore)


  • Belsnickels (Krampus: the Yule Lord)
    • Isabel
    • Jesse
    • Mikwa
    • Nipi
    • Vernon
    • Wipi
  • Krampus (Krampus: the Yule Lord)

Live Television

  • Krampus (Grimm)
  • Gumphernickle (Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell)
  • Krampus (Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell)


  • Krampus (Pathfinder)


Video Games

  • Krampus (The Binding of Isaac)
  • Krampus (CarnEvil)
  • Krampus (A Krampus Christmas)
  • Krampus (Wizard 101)
  • Krampus (Fortnite)
  • Krampus (Monster Legends)

Web Comic

  • Krampus (Sugar Bits)

Web Original


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