Characters: Ice Age

This is a list of characters from the animated film series Ice Age.

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    The 'Herd' 

Manfred "Manny"
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.
  • Badass: Very much so, though it's often downplayed initially in favor of his apathy and then for his Only Sane Man 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.
  • Catch Phrase: "I'm NOT Fat!" and "I'm Poofy".
  • Crusading Widower: It's revealed in the first film that his wife and son were killed by humans.
  • 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 poachers.
  • 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.
  • Foil: To Soto in that he could be Soto's mirror image, but instead of choosing Soto's path of revenge and hate, he takes the hard road of forgiveness and love.
  • In-Series Nickname: His full name is "Manfred".
  • 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 mouring 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.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: when he takes Diego's place on the ice bridge, knowing that he may die by taking his place.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: With Ellie.
  • 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.
  • 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 isn't aware that he is in love with Ellie in the second movie until Sid points it out.
  • Official Couple: With Ellie.
  • Overprotective Dad: Understandable, given his past.
  • Papa Wolf: Most evident example in the cycle is the event when Manny and Diego are defending from guanlongs Ellie giving birth to her daughter.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The savvy guy to Ellie's energetic girl in the second movie.
  • 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'.
  • Troubled, but Cute: His Troubled Backstory Flashback in the Original movie reveals him to be this - poor Manny.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Sid.

Sidney "Sid"
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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He became this in the first film in the Dodo scene.
  • 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.
  • Graceful in Their Element: On ice.
  • Honorary Uncle: For his friend Manny's daughter Peaches.
  • Informed Species: Does not look like a giant sloth at all, but more like a modern day sloth, although not that much.
  • Jerkass:
    • Most pronounced in the third film, where Sid doesn't even thank the others for saving him and instead whines about watching his kids for one day!
    • In the second film, he also makes some pretty awful, insensitive comments regarding Manny's lost family. Flat out accusing Manny of being selfish if he doesn't reproduce with Ellie is probably the worst.
    • In the Christmas special he insults Manny's culture and goes to the north pole with Manny's daughter and the possums without any care for whether or not Manny, Diego, and Ellie will get worried if their gone or not (to be fair, the possums and Peaches are just as guilty of this)
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: 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.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Sometimes, most commonly in Ice Age and Ice Age: The Meltdown where his Genius Ditz abilities show him to be not as stupid as he looks - at times, anyway.
  • 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: 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.
    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.
  • 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.

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.
  • Badass: This was his defining trait in the Original. The sequels have greatly downplayed this aspect, however:
    • In the second movie he took charge in a stressful situation and singlehandedly ordered all of his companions into working together.
    • In the third film he fights Guanlongs.
    • Too bad in the fourth movie he's the least effective fighter against the pirates. Captain Gutt even chases him up to a post with a derisive "are you a tiger or a rabbit"??
  • 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 hydra.
  • Cats Hate Water: This trope was used in the second film when Diego became freaked out about water as the area begins to flood.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Defector from Decadence: When he turns against Soto in the Original film.
  • 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 HeelFaceTurns.
  • The Dragon: To Soto's Big Bad for the first half of the first film until his Heel-Face Turn.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Red-Headed Heroine: Ellie's has a red tint to it.
  • 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.
  • 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. However, after seeing his braver, intelligence, and selfless nature she begins to fall for him.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only female in the herd up until Manny's and her daughter Peaches is born, that is.

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

Two twin brother opossums 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.
  • Out of Focus: They contribute nothing to the plot in the fourth film.
  • 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.

Voiced by: 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.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Deconstructed. Peaches had a major crush on local heartthrob and bad boy, Ethan. Her crush on him blinded her so much that she winded up hurting Louis's feelings, her best friend in the world. However, 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. When she insulted her family, she knew he wasn't the one.
  • Badass: The way she took on Captain Gutt alone ensures she qualifies as this.
  • Berserk Button: Insulting her family is a good way to get her pissed.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: Is sorta one in the 4th film. She gets over it by the end though.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Her tree-swinging ability in the fourth film.
  • Cheerful Child: In the Christmas Special.
  • 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.

Voiced by: Jennifer Lopez

Gutts 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.

Sids Granny

Voiced by: Wanda Sykes

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 dissappears 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.

  • Cassandra Truth: Her pet, "Precious", is real. SHE'S A GIANT WHALE.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Shows shades of this.
    I slept through the asteroid that killed the unicorns!

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.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In the climax, Louis stands up to Gutt and challenged him to a fight. Amused, Gutt accepted Louis's challenge, telling Gupta to let the molehog have a weapon. Amused, Gutt accepted Louis's 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 Ellie 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.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Louis deeply loves Peaches, but she remains completely in the dark.
  • In-Series Nickname: Most people call him 'Weiner'.
  • Nice Guy: Louis holds a lot of likeable 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. As for being like this he is nicknamed 'Weiner' by Manny and the possum brothers.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Gives really effective ones. Either when he gazes at Peaches or when he deeply hurt.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: A cute mole-hog who can pull of an impressive puppy dog eyes.
  • 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.

    Characters Introduced In The First Film 

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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wolverine Publicity: Appears in everything representing Ice Age.
  • 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...

Voiced by: Goran Visnjic

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.
  • Bad Boss: The Original film characterises him as a Mafia leader of sorts.
  • 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.
  • Cain and Abel: With Diego, if the fans are to be believed about them actually being brothers.
  • 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.
  • Foil: To Manny.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: His death.

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

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

Roshan, aka. "Pinkie"

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 Roshan's tribe.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.

Carl and Frank
Voiced by Cedric the Entertainer and Stephen Root

A pair of brontotheres angry at Sid for ruining a dandelion they were going to eat.
  • Ambiguously Gay: At least, some fans noticed that they are two males who are very affectionate with each other.
  • Anachronism Stew: Brontotheres went extinct some 32 million years before the Ice Age began.
  • 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

    Characters Introduced In The Second Film 
Mini-sloths: Pinky, Misty, Tango, and Eco

Cretaceous and Maelstrom

  • Anti-Villain: both of them. If you think about it they are really just hungry predators.
  • Carnivores Are Mean: In contrast to the plotting and vengeful Soto, they're simply predators who go for what's available.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).

  • Affably Evil
  • Bearer of Bad News
  • Brutal Honesty
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Exact Words:
    Vulture: There is some good news, though: the more of you die, the better I eat.
    Crowd: GASP!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Smug Snake
  • Villain Song: "Food, Glorious Food", an absolutely hilarious one.

    Characters Introduced In The Third Film 

Buckminster "Buck"
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.

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

  • 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

  • Oblivious Adoption: Justified by imprinting ie. Sid was the first thing they saw when they hatched.


  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When Buck asked about having kids.
  • Seldom Seen Species: Appears to be a Harpactognathus, a long-tailed pterosaur with a crest. Although she more closely resembles the stereotypical Pteranodon-Rhamphorhynchus hybrid and is called a "pterodactyl" by Word of God.


  • 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.

Pterodactylus flock

     Introduced in the Fourth Film 
Captain Gutt
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 hes wearing a Tricorner hat? Thats his hair.
  • A Sinister Clue: Every time he fights, he can be seen using his sword with his left hand.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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: Hes 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: Probably the only Gigantopithecus in media (unless you count King Kong, who evolved from the Gigantopithecus according to the companion book).
  • Slasher Smile: His default expression.
  • Talk Like a Pirate: To a fairly mild extent, but still noticeable.
  • Villain Song: The only main villain in the Ice Age movies to sing one, called "Master of the Seas".

Gutt's Crew
Voiced by: Aziz Ansari (Squint), Nick Frost (Flynn), Kunal Nayyar (Gupta)

The Pirate crew that serve Captain Gutt, consisting of Squint, Raz, Flynn, Gupta, Silas and Boris and formerly Shira
  • Axe 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 special.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
    (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.