- Guile Hero: Justified as he's from a much more technological world.
- Expy: of Taylor from the original movies and Ulysse from the original novel.
- Trapped in Another World: He crash-landed on the planet of apes, and tries to find a way off.
- The Berserker: All the apes have their moments, but Thade has them the most.
- Big Bad
- Combat Pragmatist: Has no problem attacking his opponents unaware as two gorillas find out the hardway.
- Expy: Appears to be one to Ursus from the original movies and Urko from the TV shows.
- Fantastic Racism: He absolutely hates humans.
- Pet the Dog: Loves his father deeply.
- Weaponized Headgear: During the battle he takes off his helmet to strike his opponents. He quickly discards it though!
- The Dragon: He's one to Thade.
- A Pupil of Mine Until He Turned to Evil: Attar was a pupil of former military leader Krull, until he was disgraced by Thade for questioning his family, descendants of Semos, whom Attar is a devoted follower.
- Expy: To Ursus. Like Ursus he's a religious gorilla that takes orders from a smaller ape he has a deep respect for.
- Power Fist: Wears a single metal gauntlet that improves his backfists.
- Undying Loyalty: He serves Thade unquestionably, until near the end.
- Expy: of Zira from the original movies.
- The Big Guy: Well he is a gorilla.
- Master Swordsman: Wields two ape swords in the climax, killing dozens of ape soldiers.
- Honest John's Dealership: He has shades of this.
- Humans Are Smelly: Because of his job, Thade thinks he "reek of humans".
- Expy: He could be considered one to Caesar (or Aldo, according to the Sacred Scrolls), who led the ape uprising against their human masters in the original movies.