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No, it’s not a Russian death metal band — “Ded Moroz” translates to “Grandfather Frost.” According to legend, he started out as an evil sorcerer who would kidnap children and demand presents from their parents as ransom. Seems like a good scheme, but he pussied out and found a conscience or something, eventually becoming similar to Santa Claus — except he wears uglier robes and hangs with his hot granddaughter the Snow Maiden, a level-up from Mrs. Claus.

Just as we were warming up to the guy we find out that in Croatia he pals around with the Krampus, who follows “Grandfather Frost” and carries away wicked children. So he’s like mostly good but could technically be wanted for accessory to kidnapping in several countries.