Captain Phillip Hoffman (also known as Phillip the Nutcracker) is the title character and male protagonist of the movie The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, played by Jayden Fowora-Knight. He is based on the Nutcracker from the story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffman and the ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
He is a nutcracker (the only one in all the Realms), brought to life by a combination of magic and science, who swears to protect the rightful ruler of the Three Realms who, as it turns out, is Clara Stahlbaum, whose mother was the queen and creator of the Three Realms.
When the sinister Sugar Plum Fairy launches her scheme to conquer the Three Realms, it's up to Clara and Philip to stop the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Phillip is kind, wise, brave and loyal. He is an skilled swordsman and has a brilliant scientific mind. He shows great loyalty and faithfulness to both Clara and the Realms, giving the former pep talks and encouraging her to keep going when she doubts her abilities. In addition to this, he does his best to help and protect her, even going into a mouse-made tunnel after it's makers dragged her into it and captured her.
- Philip's last name Hoffmann, comes from the author of the original story E.T.A. Hoffmann