Ruprecht, is a supporting antagonist in the comedy horror film "Krampus" he is one of the Elves
Ruprecht is named after Knecht Ruprecht from German Christmas folklore. Ruprecht is the companion and adopted son of St. Nicholas who like Krampus serves as his dark-side. Ruprecht threatens to attack and kidnap naughty children and carries around a staff and bag of ashes to do so. Ruprecht walks with a limp due to childhood injury, rides on a pale horse and is often accompanied by fairies and hags. While serving as St. Nicholas man-servant, he tends to embody all of the amoral aspects of the character.