Santa Claus and Rudolph

Santa Claus with Rudolph, his reindeer

Santa Claus (サンタクロース Santakurōsu) is a minor character in Secret of Mana. He lives in a house near Todo Village in the Ice Country.

Over the course of the game, Santa Claus begins to feel despondent because children have stopped believing in him. When he acquires the Mana Seed of Fire, he decides to use it to reinvigorate people's sense of holiday spirit and belief in him by growing a Mana Christmas tree. Unfortunately, he is corrupted by the power of Mana and transforms into the Frost Gigas. He attacks Randi, Primm, and Popoi when they travel to the Ice Palace to find him, but is restored to normal and gives them the Mana Seed after being defeated.