Blitzen is one of Santa's reindeers and tends to work like a lightning rod. Because of this he was named Blitzen, meaning lightning in German. He is one of the most popular known reindeer. He is sort of like the alpha deer and likes to stay in the front. He is hot-tempered and thought that the idea of Rudolph was going to take lead was absurd and ridiculous. He does care about getting the job done however and was able to allow Rudolph to take the job as the new lead. Nowadays, he still dislikes that Rudolph took his job but is thankful that he did because if not, Christmas wouldn't be happening that year.