Ice Age appears to be a lighthearted comedy film about a ragtag group of animals in a fun prehistoric setting, its sequels even more so, and for the most part the series' antagonists are simple predators. This wasn't the case for Soto in the first movie, who drains all comedy the film whenever he shows onscreen. To demonstrate his vileness, his plan involves the murder of a baby.
- The fourth film gives us Captain Gutt an evil pirate primate who has sharp claws for gutting his victims. He has a twisted sense of humor and holds a powerful grudge against manny. So Powerful in fact, that he eventually resorts to kill Manny's family
Gutt: That mammoth has taken my ship, my bounty, and now the loyalty of my crew! I will destroy him, and everything he loves.