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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.

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
  • 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."
  • The Friend Nobody Likes
  • Graceful in Their Element: On ice.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: John Leguizamo is Sid.
  • 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.
    • Let's not forget the Christmas special where 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)
  • Man Child: So very, very much! Remember the time he got worried about what Santa Claus thinks?
  • The McCoy
  • 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.
    • Don't forget 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
  • The Quisling: In The Meltdown, he joins in dancing with the vultures during "Food, Glorious Food" and even continues singing it in the next scene, despite it being about the vultures eating them.
    Everyone: SID!
    Sid: What? It's catchy!
  • Small Annoying Creature:May not be so small but he is definitely annoying .
  • The Smart Guy: 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.
  • The Unfavourite: His own family left him behind in his sleep.
  • True Companions: With Diego and Manny.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Manny and Diego.

Diego
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.
  • Cats Hate Water
  • Cool Big Uncle: to the extent that some fans prefer Diego as Peaches' favorite uncle!
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Denis Leary voices Diego in all four movies.
  • 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
  • Taking the Bullet: How he saves Manny during the climatic battle at the end of the Original Ice Age.
  • The Lancer
  • 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.
  • 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
  • The Stoic: At least in the first film.
  • Token Evil Teammate
  • Unexplained Recovery
  • 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 Water?

Ellie
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.

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.

Peaches
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.
  • Badass: The way she took on Captain Gutt alone ensures she qualifies as this.
  • 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.

Shira
Voiced by: Jennifer Lopez

Gutts second in command, a lovely female saber with attitude to match her rank.

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.

Louis
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.

    Characters Introduced In The First Film 

Scrat
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.
  • Badass Adorable
  • Been There, Shaped History: When he does impact the plot, he impacts it big time. As in causing tectonic plates to shift big time.
  • Break-Out 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.
    • Butt-Saber-Toothed-Squirrel.
  • 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
  • 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 an entire 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.
  • 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.
  • Recurring Extra
  • 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...

Soto
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.

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).
  • Brown Eyes
  • 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.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Most obvious whenever Sid is around him, but this happens with Manny and Diego, too.
  • Infant Immortality: He is one of the main characters in the story, so yeah.
  • MacGuffin
  • 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.
  • Token Human

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.

Ice Age Animals

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

Cretaceous and Maelstrom

  • Ax-Crazy
  • Big Bad: Of the second film.
  • 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).
    • although more likely Cretaceous is a Metriorhynchus (a fish-like marine crocodile) while Maelstrom is a mosasaur.
  • Super-Persistent Predator
  • The Voiceless: Both of them.

Vulture
  • Affably Evil
  • 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 even rush them onboard when the flood is about to happen... though they have no problem eating the ones that don't make it.
  • 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.

Scratte
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

Egbert, Shelly and Yoko

Rudy

Roger

Dinosaurs

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.

  • Affably Evil/Faux Affably Evil: He can be either depending on the scene and person he's talking to.
  • 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.
  • Badass
  • 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.
  • Bears Are Bad News: He was originally conceived as a bear (probably arctodus simus, the North American short-faced bear, the biggest bear 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.
  • 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".
  • Just Desserts: Presumably his fate at the end.
    • Fate should be classified as unknown, since there's debate around it. After he's pulled inside, we hear him scream "ow" repeatedly. So, not really a serious reaction for a serious death of being eaten alive. So, it's mainly left to imagination what his fate is.
  • Killer Gigantopithecus
  • 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 ape).
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: According to him, he earned his name by gutting his victims.
  • Red Baron: "Master of the Seas".
  • Revenge: Against Manny for sinking his ship.
  • Seldom Seen Species
  • Slasher Smile: His default expression.
  • Talk Like a Pirate: To a fairly mild extent, but still noticeable.
  • Villain Shanty: "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
  • Action Girl: Raz
  • 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.
  • Dressed to Plunder
  • Killer Rabbit: Literal example in Squint.
  • Feathered Fiend: Silas.
  • Five-Bad Band: With Captain Gutt
  • 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.

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