This is the Ambrosius Vermin, the sorcerer rat king who terrorizes the home world of the nutcracker soldier (let's call him Hilderic). He commands an army of heavily armored rat men, and swarms of cockroaches and fleas.
I drew from some personal influences, mainly the Skeksis from the Dark Crystal. There's also some Vlad the Impaler and Ivan the Terrible in there. To accentuate his prominence as a plague bringer, I thought of giving him shoulder pads of gas masks, old and new.
Later, I intend to give him a more comely appearance to try and seduce the "Clara" character into his service.
Also, I've been chatting with some of you about Christmas ideas, trying to get out of the "Santa Claus" box, and I'd love to hear any input you guys may have. Maybe a sexy Zwarte Piet or Krampus perhaps?