Characters / Ice Age

This is a list of characters from the animated film series: Ice Age, Ice Age 2: The Meltdown, Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Ice Age 4: Continental Drift, and Ice Age 5: Collision Course.
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The 'Herd'

    Manfred "Manny" 
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Voiced by: Ray Romano

A Mammoth whose full name is Manfred; Manny is introduced in the first film as anti-social and uncaring to those around him but he gets better and eventually becomes quite friendly and kind if not a total killjoy.
  • Action Dad: Both an actual dad and a Team Dad. Either way, he doesn't shy away from getting into a fight if it means defending himself and/or his family.
  • Affectionate Nickname: He's called "Bro-Dad" by Julian.
  • Amazon Chaser: Manny, himself, refers to Ellie as "stubborn and hard-headed" and loves her for it.
  • Badass In Charge: Very much so, though it's often downplayed initially in favor of his apathy and Grumpy Bear traits. His very first appearance has him tossing around two rhinos as though they were nothing.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Ellie in the second film.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Being betrayed. After he finds out about Diego's ambush, he becomes the most furious we've ever seen him. He even comes damn near close to killing Diego right then and there.
    Diego: I'm sorry—
    Manny: *pins him to the wall with his tusks* No you're not! Not yet.
    • Creatures who kill for pleasure, likely due to his experiences with humans. This makes him something of a Bully Hunter - though rather than being something he goes out of his way to do, it's rather that it's one of the few things that can take him out of his apathy.
  • The Big Guy: Manny is a combination of Classes 1 and 2. He's a Gentle Giant, but you do NOT want to piss him off because he will attempt to kill you.
  • Brown Eyes: And very expressive ones.
  • Catch Phrase: Manny has two, that relate both to his weight.
    • "I'm NOT Fat!"
    • "I'm Poofy".
  • Character Development: In the first movie, Manny was a grouchy, antisocial mammoth with a firm belief in staying loyal to others, and was easily annoyed, mostly at Sid's idiosyncrasies. But as the film went by, he revealed himself to be a good person who had just lost his way after the loss of his family. And his new friends, Sid and Diego, helped him develop into a more social and nicer guy.
  • Crusading Widower: It's revealed in the first film that his wife and son were killed by humans.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: Brown pelt and brown eyes.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: His wife and child were killed by humans, which is why he is so grumpy now.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Manny lost his first wife and child by hunters.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Though not as pronounced as Diego.
  • Defrosting Ice King: His apparent cold exterior at the beginning of the Original Ice Age is because he's suffered the recent loss of his family. Fortunately, Roshan and Sid and Diego fall into his path and give him something more to live for, and his friendships with them gradually reveal the deep warmth of Manny's heart.
  • Determinator: Once he sets his mind do something, he is either far too headstrong or far too stubborn (or both) to give up on it.
  • Family of Choice: This is what he finds in the original herd of the original movie.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Diego and Sid, but mainly Diego.
  • Gentle Giant: As grumpy as he can be, he's harmless unless you mess with his herd.
  • Grumpy Bear: Moreso in the first film, but toned down greatly in the next three. It appears to be only playful in the sequels.
  • Happily Married: With Ellie. Was also this to his former mate before she and their child were killed by humans.
  • Heartbroken Badass: In the first film, he's mourning his family. He's still the biggest and toughest of the characters.
  • Held Gaze: With Diego, twice - once in the original film and then again in Dawn of the Dinosaurs. Bonus points for happening in highly tense moments for both of them.
  • The Hero: He is the protagonist of the movies, and The Leader of the Herd.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: With Ellie.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: When he takes Diego's place on the ice bridge, knowing that he may die by taking his place.
  • Honorable Elephant: Rather, a mammoth, which is a prehistoric relative of the elephant. But he's definitely honorable, heroic, usually the Straight Man, and an all-around Badass.
  • I Am Big Boned: Apparently he's not fat... his fur just makes him look 'poofy'.
  • Ineffectual Loner: Originally this in the first movie.
  • In-Series Nickname: His full name is "Manfred".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: At least after Character Development set in. Before that he was bordering on Jerk Ass, if only because his grief-depression and borderline suicidal behaviour is making him antisocial.
  • The Kirk: As The Leader, Manny fits this archetype well, and is often the mediator between Sid and Diego during their disputes when they get on each other's nerves.
  • Meaningful Name: Manfred is German for "Man of Peace" and throughout the first movie - and into the sequels - he stands out as someone who is against injustice and corruption who tries to keep the peace.
  • Oblivious to Love: He doesn't appear to be aware that he's falling for Ellie in the second movie until Sid points it out. Subverted in that he's perfectly aware of his own attraction to her...he's still coping with the loss of his family is all.
  • Official Couple: With Ellie.
  • Only Sane Man: Most of the time, he can be seen rolling his eyes or getting angry at pretty much everyone.
  • Overprotective Dad: Justified, given his past.
  • Papa Wolf: Do not mess with this mammoth's family.
    • One of the best examples in the cycle is the event when Manny and Diego are defending from guanlongs Ellie giving birth to her daughter. An even more evident example is fighting the evil Captain Gutt to defend his family.
    • If you attempt to kill Manny's wife and daughter, as Gutt found out — Manny will bat you far far far away into the distance so you'll never harm his family or anyone else ever again.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The savvy guy to Ellie's energetic girl in the second movie.
  • Shipper on Deck: He (with Sid) tease Diego about his growing attraction towards Shira in Ice Age 4: Continental Drift.
  • Straight Man: He's usually the serious one opposed to Sid's Plucky Comic Relief personality.
  • Team Dad: He's the 'Daddy', Ellie's the 'Mommy', Diego's the 'Uncle', and Crash, Eddie, and Sid are the 'Children'.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Manny has always been a badass considering his size and strength, but he took Badass skills Up to Eleven when fighting the evil Captain Gutt.
    "You know, sometimes, it pays to weigh 11 TONS!
    (leaps on the edge of the ice, launching Gutt into the air)
    Bon voyage, Monkey boy!"

    (strikes Gutt with a log, sending him flying far away into the distance)
  • Took a Level in Idealism: Manfred had been surly and asocial after losing his mate and his child. However, after restoring the human infant Roshan to his father, Manfred discards his isolationism.
  • Tragic Hero: Noted in the first film. One of the reasons the audience can sympathize with Manny despite him being a total jackass to everyone is because of his horrible backstory. One day, human hunters attacked his family and killed both his wife and son. Although Manny escaped the hunters, he laced himself with so much guilt over his inability to save his family that he became a cynical, depressed loner with no friends or anyone to talk to.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Manny's favorite fruit are peaches, which led to his daughter's name.
  • Troubled, but Cute: His Troubled Backstory Flashback in the Original movie reveals him to be this - poor Manny.
  • Undying Loyalty: Manny is a firm believer in staying loyal. He tells Sid to be loyal, or in his case grateful, to his mate. Manny also wanted to stay loyal to his late wife in the second film.
  • Uptight Loves Wild: The grumpy, sarcastic, and sane Manny fell in love with the energetic, strange, and stubborn Ellie. This is lampshaded by Sid:
    Manfred: So, you think she's the girl for me?
    Sid: Oh, yeah, she's tons of fun, and you're no fun at all. She "completes" you.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Sid.
  • What Beautiful Eyes!: Sid states that Manny has beautiful eyes.

    Sidney "Sid" 
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Voiced by: John Leguizamo

A Sloth who is the 'Gooey Stuff' that keeps the herd together. He is portrayed as clumsy, fast-talking, and unpopular; and is voiced with a lateral lisp. Also self-dubs himself 'Lord of the Flame' after he learns to create fire in the first film.
  • Accidental Athlete: In the original movie, several times.
  • Aesop Amnesia: In every film so far, Sid learns that the others do care and respect him, but seems to immediately forget this by the next one, so he can learn it again.
  • Butt Monkey: Not even his family wanted him. The majority of Sid's problems are self-imposed, either through not being properly careful, or through having delusions of grandeur.
  • The Chew Toy: If you don't count Scrat, Sid's the victim of most physical comedy of the cast.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: More in the first film than the other two; Ellie takes over this trait in the second. Goes back to being this in the third.
  • Comically Missing the Point: All the time.
    Sid: I was kidnapped by a tribe of mini sloths! And they worshipped me! I mean, sure, they tossed me into a flaming tar pit, but they worshipped me!
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He became this in the first film in the Dodo scene.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His biological family would constantly abandon him.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Very snarky towards Diego in the first film.
  • The Ditz: Though he sometimes falls under Genius Ditz.
  • Dumbass Has a Point:
    • In the second film, he calls Diego out on his fear of water, then points out that with the ice melting and a flood approaching, he'll inevitably have to admit his fear and face up to it.
    • Also to Manny. "You need to let go of the past so that you can have a future."
  • Family of Choice: With Diego and Manny, the original herd from the first movie. Sid was used to constant abandonment before then, so this really sticks out, and Manny was a grieving widower.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Out of a combination of pity and the acknowledgement that he holds the herd together, nobody kicks him out. If there's one thing they can agree on, it's that Sid is a loser. What's sad is Sid knows this, and is often trying and failing to earn himself more respect from the others. This is actually subverted quite a lot with Manny and Diego as it is shown they in fact do truly care for him and legitimately feel bad when they hurt his feelings.
  • Genius Ditz: Sometimes, most commonly in Ice Age and Ice Age: The Meltdown where his abilities show him to be not as stupid as he looks - at times, anyway.
  • Graceful in Their Element: On ice.
  • The Heart: While he falls into The Friend Nobody Likes, Manny and Sid admit that Sid hold the Herd together.
  • Honorary Uncle: For his friend Manny's daughter Peaches.
  • Informed Species: Doesn't look very much like a ground sloth, but more like a modern day sloth, although not that much. To be fair, early concepts of Sid looked more like realistic ground sloths, but they looked kind of boring with not much personality. So they drew Sid as the sloth we know him today.
  • Innocently Insensitive: The defining feature of his personality is that he always speaks his mind without any consideration for the others thoughts or feelings, which is caused by his lack of understanding more than anything.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As insensitive and thoughtless a jerk he can be, he does still care about the herd though, and in a way is the one that keeps them together.
  • Man Child: Remember the time he got worried about what Santa Claus thinks?
  • The Millstone: He has his moments of competence, but whenever the heroes' plans go wrong he's likely to be at fault. Especially notable in the third film, in which he spends most of the movie needing to be rescued by the others, and the one useful thing he does (help tie up Rudy) is undone moments later by himself.
  • The Nicknamer:
    • This pops up in the Original film, where he shortens Manfred's name to "Manny" and the name sticks.
    • Pinkie!
  • No Sense of Personal Space: From the very minute he meets Manny, whom he compliments by saying "You have beautiful eyes" and his tendency to cling to people he likes (especially Diego, whose expressions indicate his dislike of this) show Sid as a very touchy-feely individual who doesn't seem to care about others' personal space.
  • Pet the Dog: Has a few instances of this.
  • Pick Up Babes With Babes: With Roshan in the Original film.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: He's the most comical of the main trio.
  • The Quisling: Parodied in The Meltdown, he joins in dancing with the vultures during "Food, Glorious Food" and continues singing it in the next scene, despite it being about the vultures eating them. Its more a sign of his stupidity and childishness.
    Everyone: SID!
    Sid: What? It's catchy!
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Constantly (i.e. The second time he encountered Carl & Frank). Let's face it, John Leguizamo truly has a feminine sounding scream.
  • Servile Snarker: Diego's on the top of the food chain, but it doesn't stop Sid from snarking at him.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • Sid tried to convince Manny to become a couple with Ellie. Unfortunately, his attempts were horrendously insensitive.
    • He (with Manny) tease Diego about his growing attraction towards Shira in Ice Age 4: Continental Drift.
  • Small Annoying Creature: May not be so small but he is definitely annoying.
  • Smarter Than You Look: On his better days.
  • Suddenly Fluent in Gibberish: He's the one who manages to successfully communicate with the hyraxes in the fourth film.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Most of the time, especially in the third and fourth movie and the christmas special.
  • True Companions: With Diego and Manny.
  • The Unfavourite: His own family left him behind in his sleep.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Manny and Diego. Despite their teasing, it's clear they truly care for him and feel bad when they hurt his feelings.

    Diego 
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Voiced by: Denis Leary

A smilodon who is the only carnivore of the group. Has a somewhat sarcastic personality, although it's usually not intended as malicious. He was a bad guy in the first film but after bonding with Manny and Sid he inevitably did a Heel–Face Turn.
  • The Atoner: Over the course of the first film as he starts Becoming the Mask which leads to a Heel–Face Turn which becomes a Heroic Sacrifice, so that he can ensure that Manny, the baby, and Sid, do not suffer because of his previous selfishness.
  • Anti-Hero: He evolves into this via Character Development and Becoming the Mask in his role in the Original movie.
  • Anti-Villain: Diego is one from his very first appearance, where the expression in his eyes shows his qualms over Soto's order to kidnap the helpless baby for them to kill so that his leader can mete out his revenge on the humans.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's much friendlier after his Heel–Face Turn, but do not hurt Sid, Manny or the baby. When he tells you to leave them alone, you better leave them alone... Unless you want his claws in your face.
  • Becoming the Mask: In the Original film, Diego gradually begins to respect Manny, especially after he saves his life, and grows to love the baby, Roshan, which leads him to have compunctions about the plan he has set up for them, ultimately furthering his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Butt Monkey:
    • In the first film, he wasn't, nor was he in the christmas special or third film. But the 2nd film constantly made him get freaked out by water.
    • In the fourth film, he constantly gets made fun of by Shira, has his species constantly questioned, accidentally gets stuck in a log ride, kisses Sid by accident, and is hugged by a swarm of hyraxes.
  • Cats Hate Water: This trope was used in the second film when Diego became freaked out about water as the area begins to flood.
  • Character Development:
    • Like Manny, the first movie has Diego learn to let go of his hatred of humans while spending time with Roshan.
    • The third movie had Diego realize the importance of family.
  • The Comically Serious: In the original. In the sequels, he's loosened up a bit.
  • Cool Uncle: To the extent that some fans prefer Diego as Peaches' favorite uncle!
  • Deadpan Snarker:
    Sid: Hey, my feet are sweating.
    Diego: Do we need a news flash every time your body does something?
    Manny: He's just doing it for attention, just ignore him.
  • Defector from Decadence: When he turns against Soto in the Original film.
  • Defrosting Ice King: Like Manny, he starts out cold and emotionless, intent on only getting Pinky and using the others as a means for leverage within the pack with Soto, but his friendship with Manny and Roshan and Sid help him to thaw out emotionally.
  • Delivery Guy: While fighting off a bunch of hungry Guanlongs... poor Diego.
  • Demoted to Extra: He was pretty much demoted to being an extra in the Christmas special.
  • Deuteragonist: In the Original, as noted below on the Out of Focus entry, Diego is the second most important character in the film after Manny, since the Original follows their Character Development and friendship closely and the impact they end up having on each other, whilst Sid is in the very minor role of "comic relief" and supporting character to both of their arcs.
  • Disney Death: In the Original. Doubles as a Tear Jerker.
  • Double Agent: In the Original, he is working for Soto to get the baby, whilst pretending that he is friends with Manny and Sid and their charge. This later comes to bite him in the back, however, when he Heel-Face Turns.
  • The Dragon: To Soto's Big Bad for the first half of the first film until his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He didn't feel entirely comfortable about killing babies and also is loyal to those who save his life.
  • Family of Choice: Like Manny and Sid, Diego finds a new family within the herd, and it's a step up from his life in the past, which involved constant death threats and everyone for themselves. Upon learning that sacrifice and selflessness are valued by others such as Manny (especially when Manny dares to lay down his life for him) it's easy to see why Diego would do anything to remain a part of the group.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Manny, considering their experiences in the Original film. Also Sid to a much lesser extent, although this trope epitomizes the friendship between the tiger and the mammoth.
  • Green Eyes: Like the rest of the saber-tooth, his eyes are sharp, green, Tsurime Eyes.
  • Good Is Not Soft: He's a warm, level-headed guy. Just don't hurt his Sid and Manny, or Roshan for that matter. It is only for the better when he demands you to leave his friends alone.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Mostly in the first film. He becomes a lot more calmer and tolerant in later films, maybe because he's gotten used to Sid's silly demeanor.
  • The Heavy: Diego is the most active villainous presence in the first film.
  • Heel–Face Turn: in the first movie. He does a Heel–Face Turn because he sees the forgiveness Manny gives to the baby and his actions in going out of his way to save the creature that is setting him up for slaughter. Manny's rescue of him makes him begin to change his mind on his plans.
  • Heel Realisation: He's confronted about the selfishness and brutality in his plans that set up Manny when the mammoth saves him from the lava, and after Roshan chooses to walk to him first. This culminates in his change of heart and the decision to do whatever it takes to make sure his new "herd" makes it to safety - even if it might mean his own death.
  • Held Gaze: With Manny, twice - once in the original film and then again in Dawn of the Dinosaurs. Bonus points for happening in highly tense moments for both of them.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: His Heel–Face Turn prompts him to turn against Soto, his leader, in order to save Manny, Roshan, and Sid, and he ends up taking the fatal blow meant for Manny as the battle is winding down. The film even goes so far to show him dying, and telling the others to go on without him to make sure Roshan gets back to his father.
  • Honorary Uncle: For his best friend Manny's daughter Peaches.
  • I Dont Want To Be Normal: Instead of wanting to settle down with his Herd Diego wanted to go on another adventure, which later turns into a Be Careful What You Wish For moment.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: After his Heel–Face Turn. Originally hostile and sinister but he softens as he travels with Manny and Sid to return the baby to his human tribe.
  • The Lancer: If Manny's The Leader, then Diego is the second-in-command, and this shows throughout the films with Diego essentially being Manny's wingman and balancing him out leadership-wise. This is also a component in the Original film as well since Diego is the second most important character after Manny with a lot of time devoted to his own leadership skills and how they complement Manny's, though in a negative way since Diego isn't the most stellar guy early on in the film.
  • Meaningful Name: Diego is the Spanish/Hispanic version of the name "Jacob" which means "He deceives." Just like the Biblical Jacob, Diego is redeemed as well despite his deceptions.
  • The Mole: Diego's role in the first film before his Heel–Face Turn. Lampshaded by promotional posters that have "Double Agent" as a description for him.
  • Not So Above It All: Pretty much shares the Only Sane Man role with Manny but can sometimes engage in behaviors that make Manny mad. Then again considering it's Manny, that's not really surprising.
  • Official Couple: With Shira by the end of Continental Drift. Collision Course has them discussing the idea of having children.
  • Only Sane Man: Most of the time.
  • Out of Focus: In the original film, he was arguably the second most important character after Manny. In the sequels, he's more of a supporting character.
  • Predators Are Mean: Downplayed. As much of a remorseless predator he claims to be, he's not that bad of a guy. If anything, he's more of a Bruiser with a Soft Center, especially towards Manny and even his daughter, which Sid and others point out.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Narrowly averted. Originally, the intention was for him to die by the creators, but Denis Leary warned it would upset kids and the test screening proved him right. So it was changed to an Unexplained Recovery even though the final cut of the film does show Diego obviously dying, on-screen, in a Heroic Sacrifice, since the original intent was for him to remain dead. (One reason he likely survived is that he'd undergone so much Character Development and the kids at the test screening response and love for him changed the course of his future; that, and his own actor interceding for him.)
  • The Smart Guy: At least in the first film, because he's too smart to know that, if he just changes sides quickly, it won't end well plus he's shown to be smart when they show how he manipulates Manny and Sid to think that he's leading them to "the humans".
  • The Spock: If Manny's The Kirk, then Diego's The Spock. Diego is dispassionate, calculating, logical, and intelligent, and even more of a Deadpan Snarker than Manny. As a result, he helps balance Manny out and Manny helps him bring out his softer, emotional side in the Original and the other films. Diego and Manny basically reflect the friendship of the original Kirk and Spock.
  • Straight Man: Tends to share this role with Manny.
  • The Stoic: At least in the first film.
  • Taking the Bullet: How he saves Manny during the climatic battle at the end of the Original Ice Age.
  • Token Evil Teammate: He's originally The Mole in the Herd, until his Heel–Face Turn. Also, he's the only carnivore in the gang.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After his Heel–Face Turn, he's very friendly and down to earth.
  • Took a Level in Idealism: Diego starts off only knowing self-serving Darwinism under the ruthless Soto. After being rescued from certain doom by Manfred, Diego hears, "That's what you do in a herd: you look out for each other." This "got your back" principle inspires Diego to abandon his mission to betray the group to Soto's pack and actively defend Manfred and the sloth Sid.
  • Unexplained Recovery: In the Original film when he returns to Manny and Sid after apparently dying. He brushes it off with a "Nine lives, baby!" Because of this, some fans theorise there might've been a supernatural intervention involved for his being recalled to life, though nothing like that is stated explicitly in the film.
  • Villain Protagonist: He evolves into this via Character Development and Becoming the Mask in the Original film. His switching sides as a result of Manny's kindness to him nearly cost him his life but he survives Soto's violence towards him.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Sid.
  • The Worf Effect: He's usually a competent and magnificent fighter, but both Soto and the pirates came to the point of overpowering him.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: In the second movie, Diego's fear of water nearly gets him killed. But by the end, he learns to overcome it.

    Ellie 
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Voiced by: Queen Latifah

A female woolly mammoth, whom Manny, Diego, and Sid meet during their migration to escape the flood in the second movie, Ice Age: The Meltdown. She serves as a Love Interest to Manny.
  • Acrofatic: Ellie is a hundred ton mammoth who can swing on trees like a possum.
  • Action Mom: Plenty of moments!
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Manny in the second film.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: Manny sheepishly admits he finds her large rump attractive.
  • Broken Bird: Was a lonely orphan up until she found Crash and Eddie's mom, and became a part of their family.
  • Character Development:
    • In her first appearance, Ellie was an strange Genki Girl who loved to be a part of her brother's pranks. Come the next movie, Ellie has become more mature and even achieved the status of Only Sane Woman.
    • Away from her husband, she turns out to be an effective leader in her own right when she leads her remaining family and the other animals to the land bridge on her own.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Replaces Sid of this trait in the second movie. Loses this trait in the third.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She was seperated from her original herd when she was only a child. Then, she was found by her adoptive opossum mother.
  • Fiery Redhead: Especially in her first appearance, she's fun-loving and doesn't take Manny's attitude lightly. With character development she still keeps the "fiery" aspect, but in a more controlled way.
  • Gentle Giant: A Big Fun mammoth with a heart as huge as her heart.
  • Green Eyes: Has green eyes, possibly to represent her being Manny's second love.
  • Happily Adopted: Though she was unaware that she was in fact a mammoth rather than a possum until she met Manny, she still seems to have had a happy life with the possums. Even when she learns the truth, she still considers them to be her family.
  • Happily Married: With Manny.
  • Love Interest: To Manny.
  • Nice Girl: All in all, Ellie is a kind, strong, and beautiful soul. She loves those close to her very much, and is willing to go to great lengths to save them when they're in danger.
  • Oblivious Adoption: There is a reason that Ellie is the picture for that page.
  • Official Couple: With Manny.
  • Only Sane Woman: In the third movie, she's the one making the rational decisions when Manny is being too stubborn, Sid is being unreasonable, or Diego is being selfish or stubborn.
  • Open-Minded Parent: More so than Manny. She believes that whatever her daughter gets into, she will be able to get herself out of it on her own.
  • Pregnant Badass: In the third movie, despite being pregnant with her and Manny's child, she's still able to think quick on her feet and go into danger for her friends. She gives birth to Peaches during the climax.
  • Romancing the Widow: Manny is a widower and they fall in love.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The energetic girl to Manny's savvy guy in the second movie. She loses this trait later on.
  • Second Love: To Manny, since his first wife died.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Has reddish fur and green eyes. She's also the first mammoth that Manny meets for a long time and they become an official couple.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Ellie was understandably upset and offended when Manny suggested that they get together to "save their species" and promptly gave him the cold shoulder. But when the two are forced (by Diego) to cooperate to get the herd out of mortal peril, she sees his bravery and selfless nature and begins to fall for him...only to turn her back on him again due to a fight over whether they should cross a risky geyser field, in which Manny calls her stubborn and hard-headed. The feelings are rekindled, however, when Manny comes back to save her from drowning. Even in the end when they find out they don't have to be together because there are other mammoths, she decides to accept Manny's proposal by choice, having legitimately fallen in love with him.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only female in the herd up until Manny's and her daughter Peaches is born, that is.
  • Team Mom: Even before becoming a literal one, she did take care of the team, and in the cases of Eddie, Crash and Sid babysat them.

    Crash and Eddie 
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Voiced by: Seann William Scott and Josh Peck

Two twin brother possums who become new protagonists in the second film. Adopted brothers of Ellie the mammoth, they cared for her and taught her to hang by her tail from a tree branch when she slept, as they did. They are usually portrayed as the comic reliefs of the group.
  • Brown Eyes: Eddie has them.
  • Common Eye Colors: They each have one.
  • Cowardly Lion: In the fourth film. They don't even bother to try to free their friends, and don't contribute in the ensuing battle until Louis has given the herd a fighting chance.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the fourth film.
  • Fearless Fool: While it's evident in all three of the movies they're in, they admit to Louis in the fourth that they're just too dumb to be scared of dying when they pull crazy stunts.
  • Hero Worship: In third film they discover an idol in Buck.
  • Man Child: Increasingly with each film. Their sister Ellie is old enough to have a grown daughter, and they're somewhere in the vicinity of her (Ellie's) age, but you'd never know it by listening to them.
  • Out of Focus: They contribute nothing to the plot in the fourth film.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Not that the films were lacking in this department.
  • Screwy Squirrel: Screwy opossums that can drive the rest up the wall with their harmless but annoying antics.
  • Sixth Rangers: They join the herd only in the second movie.
  • Those Two Guys: They don't any real specific role except for comic relief.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: By the fourth movie. They even admit that they're too stupid to be scared of the supposed end of the world.
  • Trickster Twins: Their main hobby is playing pranks, either on each other or their family.

    Peaches 
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Voiced by: Ciara Bravo (Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas), Keke Palmer

Manny and Ellie's Daughter.
  • Acrofatic: She's just as mobile as any mammoth on land. She's super agile on trees, like her mother and uncles. Trees. She uses her tail to swing from tree to tree.
  • Action Girl: The way she took on Captain Gutt alone ensures she qualifies as this.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Deconstructed. Peaches had a major crush on local heartthrob and bad boy, Ethan. When he took an interest in Peaches, he "advised" her to not bring Louis along when coming to hang out with him and the Brat Pack; her crush on him blinded her so much that she actually followed his "advice" and later winded up hurting Louis's feelings, her best friend, by denying their said friendship to Ethan and the Brat Pack with Louis overhearing. Immediately afterwards, his devil may care attitude to life, a philosophy that nearly got him, Peaches, and their friends killed was a major turn off for her. However, the final nail in the coffin that ultimately assured her that Ethan wasn't "the one" was when he insulted her family.
  • Berserk Button: Insulting her family is a good way to get her pissed.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: Is sorta one in the 4th film, disrespecting her father even when he tells he's only looking out for her best interest. She gets over it by the end though.
  • Character Development: Collision Course has Peaches becomes a more Older and Wiser person than the Bratty Teenage Daughter personality she had in the previous movie.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Her tree-swinging ability in the fourth film.
  • Cheerful Child: In the Christmas Special.
  • Daddy's Girl: Despite their clashing over her being rebellious and him being overprotective, Peaches loves Manny dearly. She's close to both her parents though.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: In Ice Age: Continental Drift, Peaches has a bun with her bangs pulled off to the side. In Ice Age: Collision Course, she has her bangs pinned up — a subtle sign of her Character Development.
  • Gentle Giant: While she started off bratty in the fourth movie, she was a still decent person. She gets better in the fifth.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Peaches may have been a major brat to Manny, but she immediately shows that she deeply loves him after they are separated.
  • Oblivious to Love: Peaches is completely unaware that Louis has feelings for her.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Thanks to becoming Older and Wiser, Peaches drops her previous All Girls Want Bad Boys attraction and falls in love with the sweet, friendly, and incredibly hopeful Julian.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: As a toddler, Peaches was a lot sweeter and closer to her dad.

    Shira 
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Voiced by: Jennifer Lopez

Gutt’s second in command, a lovely female saber with attitude to match her rank.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: At first. She doesn't appreciate being rescued by the herd when Gutt leaves her to drown.

    Sid's Granny 
Voiced by: Wanda Sykes
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Sid's grandmother. She's rather nutty, and also shows horrendously bad personal hygiene. The rest of Sid's family searched for him with the only purpose to dump her with him then scram. When she disappears early in the film only to later be found "stowing away" on the Herd's little "boat", they have no choice but to take her with them. Has an imaginary pet called Precious. Who turns out to be real.

  • All Women Are Lustful: If the siren scene in Continental Drift left any room for doubt, her relationship with Teddy in Collision Course dispenses with it. While he's got a legitimate crush on her, she doesn't even try to pretend their relationship is based on anything other than sex.
  • Cassandra Truth: Her pet, "Precious", is real. SHE'S A GIANT WHALE.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Shows shades of this, though she does have several moments where she shows she's not entirely crazy.
    “I slept through the asteroid that killed the unicorns!”
  • Cool Old Lady: She's tough, funny, and has a pet whale.
  • Covert Pervert: Her siren takes the form of a muscular male sloth with a prominent Porn Stache.
    Siren!Sloth The wrinklier the raisin, the sweeter the fruit.
    Granny: Ooh, Granny like it! Granny like it very much!
  • The Cuckoolander Was Right: About the existence of "Precious".
  • I Was Quite The Looker: And how.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Usually a grumpy old lady, but she's shown to have some sympathy for her grandson Sid and was genuinely saddened when the herd found the land-bridge destroyed and the others nowhere to be found.
  • The Load: Her family considers her to be this, and at first it seems she'll be one to the herd as well. She does prove useful at some points however, especially by having a giant pet sperm whale.
  • Miniature Senior Citizen: She looks like she might be folded in half the way she’s hunched over.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: So far she's just "Granny". Her name was finally revealed at the end of the fifth film: Gladys.
  • Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!!: She’s not afraid to whack you with that stick, just ask Diego.
  • Swallowed Whole: Courtesy of Gavin in the fifth film. Of course, she is Too Spicy for Yog Sothoth.

    Louis 
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Voiced by: Josh Gad

A teen molehog who has befriended Peaches by the time the film starts. Has a pretty obvious crush on Peaches, but lacks much self-confidence in himself, and is thus easily intimidated.
  • Adorkable: Soft-spoken, shy, polite, huge crush on Peaches, tries to avoid danger, and likes digging. Instant fangirling!
  • All of the Other Reindeer: For some reason, Louis isn't as well liked from his peers (sans Peaches) and is even dismissed by Manny.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: The quiet, shy molehog managed to be the key person to attack Gutt.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In the climax, Louis stands up to Gutt and challenged him to a fight. Amused, Gutt accepted Louis' challenge, telling Gupta to let the molehog have a weapon. Louis threw the weapon into the air, distracting everyone as he burrowed into the ice, popping up by Gutt and smashing a heavy piece of ice onto Gutt's foot. The pain distracted Gutt, enabling Peaches to escape as an all-out brawl between the Sub-Zero Heroes and the pirates ensued.
  • Break the Cutie: Overhearing Peaches deny their friendship in order to fit in with the "cool kids" really hurts him.
  • Butt Monkey: Louis isn't given a lot of respect by the Herd.
  • Cowardly Lion: Louis isn't up for hanging out with the Brat Pack, who like putting their lives on the line, but he will do so if it means helping his friends, especially Peaches.
  • Demoted to Extra: Only has an "blink and miss it" non-speaking cameo in the fifth movie.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: Presumably, since Peaches marries Julian.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Louis deeply loves Peaches, but she remains completely in the dark.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Even before Peaches marries Julian, she was completely unaware of Louis's romantic feelings for her.
  • In-Series Nickname: Most people call him 'Weiner'.
  • Nice Guy: Louis holds a lot of likable traits including: great dependability (as Peaches best friend), resourcefulness, calm under siege, intelligence (as he is referenced as a nerd), shyness (being "soft-spoken") and a tad bit of nervousness.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Gives really effective ones. Either when he gazes at Peaches or when he's deeply hurt.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: A cute mole-hog who can pull of an impressive puppy dog eyes.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the beginning, Louis was happy to just dig underground and staying out of danger. Come the climax, he uses his digging skills to attack Gutt to free Peaches.
  • Tunnel King: Louis likes digging. A trait that helps free Peaches in the climax.
    Louis: (To Peaches) "I'm a Molehog, it's [digging] what I do. To me, it's fun."
  • Undying Loyalty: Louis proves to be very loyal to Peaches, as he willingly ventures onboard Gutt's ship and challenges him. He did not appear to be intimidated by Gutt, like most of the characters were.

    Julian 
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Voiced by Adam DeVine

Julian is a young and easygoing, fun loving mammoth who is Peaches's fiance. After they get married, their plan is to venture on their own which doesn't make him very popular with Manny and Ellie.
  • Big Fun: Much bigger than Manny, and much jollier as well.
  • Cuddle Bug: He enjoys hugging others.
  • Expy: Many have noticed the similarities between him and Johnny.
  • Gentle Giant: He's huge and a very well liked mammoth.
  • Nice Guy: Julian is a caring and fun mammoth who loves Peaches and is willing to do anything for her.
  • The Pollyanna: Is constantly happy, even with the threat of the world ending.
  • Second Love: To Peaches. She fell in love with him after she got over her crush on Ethan from the last movie.

    Brooke 
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Voiced by: Jessie J

A beautifully-dressed British ground sloth living in Geotopia who becomes Sid's love interest and new girlfriend.

Characters Introduced In the first film

    Scrat 
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Voiced by: Chris Wedge

A squirrel who shows up in the beginning before the opening credits, right after the end before the closing credits, and a couple of scenes in between. Oh, and every single ad for every movie.
  • Advertised Extra: While his role has increased in latter movies, Scrat still is only used for comic relief. Comic relief that is largely unrelated to the central plot. Anytime the main cast interacts with him, he's treated as vermin.
  • Badass Adorable: As a few piranhas and a Siren would attest if they could.
  • Been There, Shaped History: When he does impact the plot, he impacts it big time. As in causing tectonic plates to shift big time.
  • Breakout Character: Ever since Scrat was positively reviewed by many in the first film, they increased his screen time the rest of the film series. He even appears in more advertisements for the film than any other character and he is the most popular of all the cast. In May 2013, Scrat was even featured on the new Blue Sky Studios logo!
  • Butt Monkey: The award goes to Scrat. Nothing ever goes the poor guy's way. He exists only for the purpose of being a butt-monkey — er, squirrel. Thing.
  • Cartoon Creature: Yes, Scrat is a sabertooth Squirrel, but there is only one problem. Sabertooth Squirrels never existed in Real Life and God knows he does not look like a modern day squirrel, he has the tail of a raccoon and snout of a dog. Although, since the release of Dawn of the Dinosaurs, a prehistoric animal was discovered which held remarkable likeness to Scrat, the scientific name being Cronopio dentiacutus. More info about it can be found here.
  • The Chew Toy: All he wants is to have his acorn in peace. The Ice Age world will never let him have it
  • Companion Cube: Played for Laughs. As the sequels have gone on, his acorn has been played less as something he wants to eat and more as his Love Interest — even getting a montage set to a rewritten version of "Alone Again, Naturally" when he temporarily abandons it for Scratte.
  • Cosmic Plaything: Everything is out to prevent him from burying his beloved acorn, and is merciless in execution.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Sometimes. He defeats a school of piranhas on his own.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Mainly due to Trailers Always Lie.
  • Determinator: No matter how bad things get for him, Scrat will never stop trying to get his acorn.
  • Didn't Think This Through: His very simple and single-minded obsesssion with getting the acorn often leads him into deadly peril and with no means of escaping after getting it.
  • The Dog Bites Back: In the second film, Scrat goes completely sideways and attacks Sid for reviving him, after being in the Pearly Gates and being offered the biggest acorn in the universe (as the Adagio from Spartacus played.)
  • Expy: He's basically this generation's Wile E. Coyote, both in design and in bad luck.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: He's never getting his hands on that acorn.
  • Genre Savvy: During the beginning of the fourth movie, when Scrat is trying to bury his beloved acorn on the summit of a mountain, as soon as the ground begins to shiver, Scrat immediately pulls it out, and quickly fills in the hole. Then he tries to delicately place the acorn in another spot. The mountain splits in two the millisecond the acorn touches the ground.
  • Hero of Another Story: He's the protagonist of a at least one of the video games.
  • Informed Species: The creators had to let the audience know he is a fictional prehistoric squirrel.
  • Made of Plasticine: All the abuse he takes would kill the other characters, but he inflates, stretches, and is squished just as much as any Looney Tunes character.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero/Unwitting Instigator of Doom: In the fourth and fifth films, he accidentally triggers the cataclysms that threaten the heroes.
  • Recurring Extra: Perhaps the most famous and iconic example of this trope, as he is pure comedy material.
  • Wolverine Publicity: Appears in everything representing Ice Age.
  • Too Dumb to Live: He is both a Cosmic Plaything and lucky enough to avoid being crossed out by natural selection.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: The acorn heaven in the second movie. Also, Scratlantis would count. If only he could repress that desire for the acorn...

    Soto 
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Voiced by: Goran Višnjić

The deadly and dangerous leader of a pack of saber-toothed tigers, Soto wanted to eat baby Roshan A.K.A 'Pinkie' in vengeance for the murders of several of his pack-mates. He is the main antagonist in the first film.
  • Badass In Charge: The leader of the sabertooth pack, and also the best fighter.
  • Bad Boss: The original film characterizes him as a Mafia leader of sorts without no qualms about killing his subordinates for failing him.
  • Big Bad: In the first movie and he is a very, very effective one, especially if one watches and is aware that he is setting up a gambit for Diego's death at the same time Diego is machinating the demise of Manny and Roshan, and Sid.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Manny. Both suffered the death of their family from humans, but whereas Manny learns to forgive and let go, Soto is simply more motivated to take revenge. Even as leaders, their styles couldn't be more different; while Soto frequently threatens his pack, Manny doesn't hesitate to risk his life for his herd.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Soto has a deep and forbidding voice that instantly warns the viewer that he's up to no good. Like was noted above, he's basically characterised as a mafia leader to some extent.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: His death.
  • Green Eyes
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: How he's killed. It's not shown, of course.
  • Knight of Cerebus: He's one of the darkest Ice Age villains, which is justified as his primary goal was to kill a baby.
  • Oh Crap!: When the icicles were falling down on his face.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Most of the plot focuses on Manny learning to let go and find a new family (as a result of Roshan and Sid's influence). While Soto has a personal vendetta to carry out against the baby, he doesn't take much action until the final act.
  • Revenge: His decision to take revenge on the humans for the slaughter of his pack by eating their baby alive kick-starts the movie into true motion as all of the characters start colliding as a result of Soto's thirst for vengeance.
  • Tragic Villain: A debatable case. Losing the half of his pack lead him into full-fledged insanity. However, he did everything he could to avenge the half of his pack that were killed off by the humans. On the other hand, his leadership was that everyone is only out for themselves and was ready to kill Diego if he didn't satisfy his demands, which makes it likely that he either cared only for the death of specific tigers or that it was a pride thing instead of love.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Most of the film deals with the development of Manny, Sid and Diego's relationship, hijinks and all. In contrast, Soto never engages in any of the comedy his henchmen do.
  • Would Hurt a Child: His entire plan is to kill Roshan.

    Zeke, Oscar and Lenny 
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Voiced by Jack Black (Zeke), Diedrich Bader (Oscar), and Alan Tudyk (Lenny).

The other three sabers from Soto's pack. Zeke is the "small saber," Oscar is the "haughty saber," and Lenny is the "fat saber".

    Roshan aka "Pinkie" 
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Voiced by: Tara Strong

The baby that Manfred, Sid and Diego returned to his father.
  • All-Loving Hero: Roshan is the Peace Child whose love for the animals brings them together in an unlikely herd and leads Manny on a journey of forgiveness to let go of his anger against humanity.
  • All There in the Manual: He isn't named in the film. The novel reveals his name to be Roshan.
  • Brother Chuck: He has never appeared or been alluded to once in the sequels. A shame, because the SZH's rescue of him really changed them all for the better, and the herd was a result of his, uh, meddling (so to speak).
  • Brown Eyes: Which often stare straight into the characters souls.
  • Cheerful Child: Roshan is laughing happily when Sid drops him while he is climbing the cliff, and he takes everything in stride when it comes to being rescued by three animals - including Diego.
  • Children Raise You: Roshan noticeably softens Manny and Diego, and Sid is right at home with the little tyke. His making the animals begin to care for him eventually leads to them becoming a herd.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Most obvious whenever Sid is around him, but this happens with Manny and Diego, too.
  • Fearless Infant: Roshan is this to a T. Manny even lampshades it "You're a brave little squirt I'll give you that"
  • Infant Immortality: He is one of the main characters in the story, so yeah.
  • MacGuffin: This trope does fit Roshan, though he is more than just the "object" that the group has to return to his father after his mother's sacrifice for him.
  • Meaningful Name: Roshan is a Hindi name that means "light" or "light at dawn" and these meanings are evident in that he is a bright and cheerful baby, and his love for the animals eventually leads them out of the darkness of their pasts and into the light of a new family.
  • Plot Armour: Why he doesn't die in the movie even though there's many chances for him to.
  • Token Human: And the first movie was the only one that featured humans.

    Carl and Frank 
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Voiced by Cedric the Entertainer (Carl) and Stephen Root (Frank)

A pair of brontotheres angry at Sid for ruining a dandelion they were going to eat.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Frank is rather effeminate, and their introduction sees him surprising Carl with fresh greens and the only dandelion to survive the frost. It's never explicitly stated that they're together, but the general consensus seems to be that they are.
  • Anachronism Stew: Brontotheres went extinct some 32 million years before the Ice Age began.
  • Bit Part Badguys: They are there to make Sid latch on to Manny for protection and friendship after he defeated them.
  • Jerkass Woobie: They've got no qualms with resorting to murder...then again, Sid did track fresh dung all over their salad, flick it into their faces, insult them, and steal their impossible-to-find-dandelion.
  • Rhino Rampage: Technically they are not rhinoceroses, but brontotheres, but otherwise they fit this trope perfectly (they are even referred to as "rhinos" in the film).
  • Seldom-Seen Species: Perhaps the only appearance of brontotheres in media (apart from documentaries about prehistoric life).
  • Those Two Bad Guys: They are never seen without the other in the movie.

    Ice Age Animals 

Prehistoric animals that are featured in the first movie.
  • Dumb Dodo Bird: The dodos could very well be the mascots for Too Dumb to Live.
  • Misplaced Wildlife: The dodo birds, Macruchenia and Palaeotherium. While most animals appearing in the film are based on North American species, dodos, Palaeotherium and Macruchenia were restricted to the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, Europe and South America.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: Palaeotherium, Megacerops (Brontops at the time the movie was made) and Macruchenia in the first film. A few others appear in the next films, including a Chalicotherium, a Gastornis and some Ceratogaulus (erroneously depicted as beavers when they should be more like gophers).

Characters Introduced In the second film

    Mini-sloths 
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Voiced by: Clea Lewis

A tribe of miniature sloths that appear to worships Sid.
  • Appease the Volcano God: Despite being advanced enough to know that it won't work.
    Sid: You're a very advanced race! Together, we can look for a solution.
    Sloth: We have one - sacrifice the fire king.
    Sid: Well, that's not very advanced!
    Sloth: Worth a shot.

    Cretaceous and Maelstrom 
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Voiced by: N/A

The main antagonists of Meltdown.
  • Ax-Crazy: Their demeanour is too manic and violent to remind of real animals. Just watch Cretaceous go berserk against Manny in the iceberg.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Of the second film. They are never separated in all their stalking, and they target any animal that is within their reach.
  • Carnivores Are Mean: In contrast to the plotting and vengeful Soto, they're simply predators who go for what's available.
  • Eye Awaken: Cretaceous shifts his eyes to look at Manny while still frozen in an iceberg near the start of the film.
  • Fragile Speedster: Cretaceous is the smaller of the two and is quite quick and maneuverable, and the only one who can move on land, which he briefly does to try to attack Manny on an iceberg.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Intentionally exploited by Manny in Meltdown's climax - menaced by Cretaceous and Malestrom and unable to remove the rocks behind which Ellie is trapped, he uses the duo's strength against them by tricking them into lunging for him, then ducking so that they smash into the rocks with full force. This both frees Ellie and causes a rockslide which ends the two villains for good.
  • Informed Species: Cretaceous and Maelstrom are officially identified as unspecified species of Ichthyosaur and Pliosaur respectively. They look nothing like them however, with Cretaceous looking more like the sea crocodile Metriorynchus and Maelstrom resembles a kind of Mosasaur called Globidens
  • It Can Think: Though they never speak, they clearly glare, grin and snarl at the animals they're hunting with purpose.
  • Knight of Cerebus: They are portrayed as dead serious killers. They have a very creepy leitmotif, kill a minor character, and when the flood comes, they're given serious gravitas as they surge towards the end of the valley, the mammals now in their element.
  • Mighty Glacier: Maelstrom, the larger of the two, sporting a thick chunky build that lets him smash through thick ice and drag Manny down into the depths.
  • Plot-Irrelevant Villain: They are brought with the new tide and feast on whoever is unlucky enough to encounter them without a plan. They more or less represent the dangers of the new changing environment, despite being predators of another time. The herd meets them coincidentally only twice, having other things to concern themselves for the rest of the film.
  • Prehistoric Monster: They come from the Mesozoic era and they are mostly characterized as violent, voracious monsters.
  • Punch Clock Villain: They're simply defrosting predators looking for a bite to eat. How sentient they are is debatable.
  • Sea Monster: Cretaceous is a stylized Icthyosaur (a dolphin-like reptile), and Maelstrom is a stylized Pliosaur (short-necked plesiosaur).
  • Super-Persistent Predator: Played With in that while they menace Manny and friends twice, they do prey on whatever other animals they can find.
  • The Speechless / Silent Antagonist: Neither of them ever utter a word.

    Vulture 
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Voiced by: Will Arnett.

A nameless vulture that warns the prehistoric animals about the meltdown.
  • Affably Evil: Very chatty for someone who wishes that his co-speaker dies so that he can eat him and will help it happen.
  • Bearer of Bad News: After Manny fails to cinvince the others that the flood threat is real, he confirms it.
  • Brutal Honesty: He gleefully remarks that the more animals die in the flood, the more he has to eat.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Exact Words:
    Vulture: There is some good news, though: the more of you die, the better I eat.
    Crowd: GASP!
  • Feathered Fiend: Creepy and always reminding the animals that he'll eat them if they die.
  • Hidden Depths: Not only are he and his brood apparently quite fond of showtunes, but they're delightful singers and dancers too!
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He and his kin constantly talk about how much they'd love to eat the main characters, are snide, love heckling the "food" and are generally unpleasant. On the other hand he wasn't lying about the "boat" at the end of the valley, and the vultures guide the animals safely through honestly - and rush them onboard when the flood is about to happen... though they have no problem eating the ones that don't make it.
  • Pet the Dog: See above and below. That and he's briefly accompanied by two vultures who are implied to be his wife and kid, suggesting that he's a bit of a family man.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Rather than let all the animals die in the flood and just take their pick when it's done (which would probably be wasteful), the vultures are content with leading them through the valley and taking their pick of those who die along the way.
  • Villain Song: "Food, Glorious Food", an absolutely hilarious one.

Characters Introduced In the third film

    Buck 
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Voiced by: Simon Pegg

A weasel that makes an appearance in the third film and is one of the new protagonists. He is missing his right eye and wears a leaf as an impromptu eyepatch, and is slightly insane.

    Scratte 
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Voiced by: Karen Disher

Scratte {pronounced "Scrat-tae" in the trailers} is a female sabre-toothed squirrel that makes her debut in the third film. She is seen in the second trailer with Scrat battling with her for the acorn by propelling themselves down a gorge to reach the fallen acorn, and succeeding. Scratte is also seen as a Love Interest for Scrat. Throughout numerous conflicts, the two fall in love, but Scrat ultimately returns to his old ways. At the end of the film, Scratte is left in the dinosaurs' jungle while Scrat is back on the surface.

    Momma Dino 
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Voiced by: N/A

Momma Dino, known also as simply Momma was a female Tyrannosaurus Rex that abducted the ground sloth Sid from his herd when he took her eggs, only to raise them alongside the sloth further on.
  • Big Damn Heroes: "GO MOMZILLA!"
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Momma initially attempted to eat Sid but her children stood up to her and convinced her to let him live. Later, she lifted Sid into the cave that she and her children were using to hide from Rudy and Sid stated that she was actually a "softie" despite being a predator.
  • Like an Old Married Couple: She and Sid act like this when they're fighting about how the baby dinos should be raised.
  • Mama Bear:
    • Was prepared to tear the upper world a new one to rescue her three babies.
    • She eventually gained a protective streak for Sid.
  • Shout-Out: She follows the rule set forth by Jurassic Park in that she can't see her prey if it doesn't move.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: Although Sid described Momma as being a "horrifying dinosaur" (which she seemed to take as a compliment), she had a softer side since she was a mother.
  • Tyrannosaurus rex: Her species.
  • The Voiceless: All she does is growl and roar. Sid even gets upset that she doesn't "talk" to him about their issues.
  • Your Answer to Everything: Sid thinks her growling at him when he tries to raise the baby T. Rexes always answers everything.

    Egbert, Shelly and Yoko 
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Voiced by: Carlos Saldanha

The three baby dinos named Egbert, Shelly and Yoko are baby tyrannosaurus rexs which were adopted by Sid, a Ground Sloth. They are all voiced by director Carlos Saldanha. Sid stole the eggs from their mother (having found them alone, thinking they were abandoned) and hatched them himself . He was later taken away by Momma, their mother, for stealing her children. After being raised by Sid, they have an unusual behavior as a result of not being brought up by a dinosaur such as mimicking Sid and dancing.
  • Meaningful Name: Their names refer to how Sid first adopted them when they were eggs.
  • Oblivious Adoption: Justified by imprinting ie. Sid was the first thing they saw when they hatched.

    Rudy 
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Voiced by: Randy Thorn

A gigantic albino Baryonyx who is feared by all the creatures in the valley except Buck.

    Roger 
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A pterosaur that Buck uses in the climax.

    Dinosaurs 

  • Feathered Fiend: The Guanlongs, which are partially covered in quill-like protofeathers.
  • Herbivores Are Friendly: Averted by the Ankylosaurus, Kentrosaurus, Iguanodon, and Pachycephalosaurus. Also the Triceratops in the video game. Played straight with the Brachiosaurus, which is the only dinosaur not to threaten the herd.

Characters Introduced in the fourth film

    Captain Gutt 
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Voiced by: Peter Dinklage

Captain of the pirate crew that are the Herd's main foes in the 4th movie.
  • Anime Hair: You know how it looks like he’s wearing a Tricorner hat? That’s his hair.
  • Arch-Enemy
  • Badass Beard: Has a gigantic, scraggly beard that sits well since he's one of the most badass characters in the series.
  • Big Bad: Noticeably the first main antagonist since the first film to be truly malevolent, as the Big Bads of the last two movies were predatory animals who, while persistent, where merely acting on instinct, while both Soto and Gutt where acting on personal motives. However, while Soto cared for his pack and wanted to kill the baby because the humans wiped out most of his pack, Gutt doesn't care for anyone but himself and can be considered to be more evil.
  • Bears Are Bad News: He was originally conceived as a bear (probably arctodus simus, the North American short-faced bear, one of the biggest bears that ever lived) but it was decided that an ape was more versatile.
  • Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti: Gigantopithecus is probably best known for its hypothesized relationship to those myths and legends. In that many think either its fossils or still extant members inspired the stories.
  • The Determinator: He will get his revenge on Manny. Consequences be damned. Even if he has to resort to attempting to kill Manny's family just to get back at him
  • Disney Villain Death: Attacked by sirens, though it's debatable if he is killed or not.
  • Dressed to Plunder: Despite not wearing clothes.
  • Dual Wielding: Is shown wield two swords that seem to be made out of jaw bones.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Comes with the territory of being voiced by Peter Dinklage.
  • Famous Last Words: "Aye, aye".
  • Faux Affably Evil: Depending on the scene and person he's talking to.
  • Killer Gorilla: A gigantic, malevolent ape. Not a gorilla though, but a Gigantopithecus, a prehistoric relative of the orangutan.
  • Large Ham: As one would expect from the only Ice Age villain ever to have a Villain Song.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's strong, fast and very agile. If Manny didn't have the reflexes to use his tusks to block Gutt's swords, he could have gutted Manny a lot earlier. He's strong enough to force apart a huge block of ice in order to make a new ship.
  • Maniac Monkeys: He’s a Gigantopithecus, which makes him a BIG monkey (well, actually an ape. Apes aren't monkeys, and you should never get them confused.).
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: According to him, he earned his name by gutting his victims.
    Manny: "Captain Gutt?" [chuckles] Really? I have a little paunch too, but I wouldn't name myself after it.
    Gutt: [laughs mockingly] That's funny. You're a funny guy. But that's not how I got my name. [brandishes claws] THESE got me my name!
  • Red Baron: The "Master of the Seas".
  • Revenge: Against Manny for sinking his ship and stealing his replacement one.
    Gutt: That mammoth has taken my ship, my bounty, and now the loyalty of my crew! I will destroy him! And everything he loves!
    • Gutt later beats Manny and the gang to the continent and takes Ellie & Peaches hostage
    Manny: Okay! Let them go!
    Gutt (chuckles darkly): I don't think so. You destroyed everything I had! I'm just returning the favor!
  • Seldom-Seen Species: He was probably the first Gigantopithecus in mass media (unless you count King Kong, who evolved from the Gigantopithecus according to the companion book, or Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti),
  • Slasher Smile: His default expression.
  • Talk Like a Pirate: To a fairly mild extent, but still noticeable.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After Manny steals his ship, Gutt is so furious, it's quite obvious he's lost a HUGE amount of his sanity. He later beats Manny and the gang to the continent and takes Ellie & Peaches hostage, stating that Manny took everything he had from him, and the evil ape intended to do the same.
    • Later during the battle when Precious vanquishes his crew, only Gutt dodges them, now not caring about his crew. Then he attempts to kill Ellie but not before Peaches kicks him to the wall. Finally losing what's left of his sanity, Gutt then blocks Manny's path to return to his family, just as a landmass sends both of them hundreds of feet high.
  • Villain Song: The only main villain in the Ice Age movies to sing one, called "Master of the Seas".
  • Would Hurt a Child: Utterly willing to hold a dagger to poor Peaches—just to get even with her father—and would've killed her then and there had it not been for Louis.

    Gutt's Crew 
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Voiced by: Aziz Ansari, later Seth Green (Squint), Nick Frost (Flynn), Kunal Nayyar (Gupta), Rebel Wilson (Raz), Alain Chabat (Silas)

A group of piratical animals that serve Captain Gutt, consisting of Squint, a psychotic rabbit, Raz, a tough Australian kangaroo, Flynn, a dim-witted English elephant seal, Gupta, a cowardly Indian badger, Silas, a smug blue-footed booby from France, and Boris, a mute boar and formerly Shira.
  • Affably Evil: Despite being one of the villains of the movie, as well as a complete buffoon, Flynn the elephant seal is arguably the most approachable and likeable member of Gutt's crew.
  • Ax-Crazy: the whole lot of them do enjoy their job, but Squint really likes it.
  • Badass Crew: Not only could they effortlessly capture Manny, Sid and Diego, but they're later seen with the entire herd of background characters hostage. Just several mammals were enough to overpower a herd of animals who dwarfed half of their own.
  • Berserk Button: Squint hates being called cute.
  • Big Fun: Flynn, one of the film's most hilarious characters, and an appropriately obese elephant seal.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Flynn is this in spades.
  • Dragon Ascendant: In "The Great Egg-scapade", Squint returns and becomes the Big Bad of the short.
  • Dressed to Plunder: Several of the crew were designed to look like they're wearing clothes.
  • Killer Rabbit: Literal example in Squint.
  • Fat Idiot: Flynn is
  • Feathered Fiend: Silas.
  • French Jerk: Silas, due to hailing from the south of France.
  • Expy: Flynn's characterization is basically an elephant seal version of Mr. Smee.
  • Flat Character: Raz, Boris, Silas, and Gupta. They don't do much besides serve as either Gutt's muscle or the crew's pets.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Flynn, who is frankly too stupid to really realize what's going on, and doesn't have a malicious bone in his blubbery body - if anything, he seems to have fallen in with a bad crowd.
  • Knife Nut: Squint for sure, also Raz, who keeps weapons for the entire crew in her pouch.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Besides Gutt, Boris counts as well. He's instrumental in herding Manny and Shira into a corner by simply ramming into them.
  • Made of Iron: Given the cartoony nature of the series, Squint survives a severe squashing from the 9 ton Ellie.
  • Only Known By His Nickname: Raz is apparently short for Rasmussen.
  • Parrot Pet Position: Silas has a habit of this, being the resident bird.
  • Remembered I Could Fly: Flynn needs to be reminded that he's a sea animal and can swim.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: Flynn is an elephant seal, Raz is a Procoptodon (a short-faced kangaroo), and Silas is a petrel (although he has the feet of a blue-footed booby).
  • A Sinister Clue: Every time he fights, he can be seen using his sword with his left hand.
  • Sole Survivor: By the end of the film and not counting Shira, Flynn appears to be this, with Gutt having been eaten by sirens and the rest of the crew being blasted by high-pressure and high-speed water into the distance. Squint later turns up alive, though.
    (being blasted with water Flynn: "Oh this feels so good!!! Ah, thank you Mister Whale!!!"
  • The Voiceless: Boris is the only member of the crew not to speak.

Characters introduced in the fifth film

    Shangri Llama 
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Voiced by: Jesse Tyler Ferguson

An eccentric llama and the spiritual leader of Geotopia.

    Teddy 
Voiced by: Michael Strahan
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A fearless and fun-loving rabbit who serves as a "tour guide" to visitors of Geotopia and gets into a relationship with Granny.

    Neil de Buck Weasel 
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A space astronomer weasel who exists within Buck's mind and indirectly helps The Herd in searching for a way to stop the coming "extinction". He also acts as the Narrator of the entire film and is a Fourth-Wall Observer.

    Gavin 
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Voiced by: Nick Offerman

A conniving and underhanded flying dromaeosaur who leads a group of egg-thieves consisting of himself, his daughter Gertie, and son Roger. He holds an intense hatred for Buck for repeatedly thwarting his family's escapades and attempts to get revenge on him by trying to thwart the Herd's attempt at diverting the asteroid.
  • Abusive Parents: Zigzaged. On one hand, Gavin frequently belittles and openly voices his contempt for his son Roger for not living up to his standards and disagreeing with his plan to stop the herd from diverting the asteroid. On the other hand, he treats his daughter Gertie with respect and clearly prefers her over Roger.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: While the asteroid itself is the primary threat to the Herd's survival, Gavin serves as the film's main antagonist for wanting to make sure they fail to make sure the asteroid hits.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Despite of being abrasive and constantly belittling to his son Roger, Gavin truly loves and cares about both of his children. Because of this, Buck convinces him to pull a Heel–Face Turn by convincing Gavin that revenge on him (Buck) is not worth jeopardizing his offspring's safety.
  • Feathered Fiend
  • Heel–Face Turn: He abandons his revenge scheme against Buck to help the herd divert the asteroid thanks to some persuading from Roger and Buck himself.
  • Parental Favoritism: He clearly prefers and respects his daughter over his son.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Gavin's desire to stop the herd and make sure the asteroid hits fueled by his belief that if he and his children succeed, the blast from the asteroid will effectively take out everyone on the ground while he, Gertie, and Roger fly safely overhead, thereby killing Buck and ensuring the dominance of their species. Fortunately, he is convinced otherwise during the film's climax.

    Gertie 
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Voiced by: Stephanie Beatriz

A bulky female dromaeosaur and Gavin's daughter who faithfully follows and supports her father's schemes while abusing her younger brother Roger.

    Roger 
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Voiced by: Max Greenfield

A spindly and neurotic male dromaeosaur and Gavin's son who is seen as a disappointment by his father.
  • Adorkable
  • Calling Out The Old Man: At the film's climax, he finally finds the courage to say "no" to Gavin and point out there are more important things at stake than the latter's pride
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has signs of this, towards his family mostly.
  • Family Eye Resemblance: According to Gavin, Roger has his mother's eyes (and that it's the only thing keeping him from being completely useless).
  • Forced into Evil: When it comes down to it, Roger is a truly good-hearted individual who displays genuine discomfort towards stealing the eggs of other dinosaurs and reluctance in hurting others, but given what kind of family he is a part of, he doesn't have any other options.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Granted, he was never really evil to begin with, but still.
  • I Knew It: Boasted this after his fathers flawed logic was discredited.
  • Minion with an F in Evil:
  • Missing Mom: It's never mentioned what happened to his and Gertie's mother. Although Gavin mentions that Roger has her eyes.
  • Morality Pet: Also to Gavin, but it became more noticeable close to the end of the film.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: Runt of the liter big on common sense.
  • Stupidest Thing I've Ever Heard: In a more polite tone to his dads plan.
  • The Smart Guy: Made evident he inherited the brains in the family when he contradicted his fathers idiotic plan.
  • The Unfavorite: It's clear that his father prefers Gertie over him.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy

    Francine 
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Voiced by: Melissa Rauch

A female ground sloth who went on a single, painfully brief date with Sid.

Alternative Title(s): Ice Age 5 Collision Course

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