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|“||THERE IS NO HOME! There is only here. And here, your ship belongs to me.||„|
|~ Gutt trying to dissuade Manny from travelling home after he catches Flynn revealing how to get home.|
|“||That mammoth has taken my ship, my bounty and now the loyalty of my crew! I will destroy him! And everything he loves!||„|
|~ Gutt vowing revenge on Manny for stealing his ship before heading to the continent.|
Captain Gutt, or simply known as Gutt, is the main antagonist of the defunct Blue Sky Studios' 7th animated feature film Ice Age: Continental Drift and a flashback antagonist in the 2016 TV special Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade.
He was voiced by Peter Dinklage, who also played Dr. Bolivar Trask in X-Men: Days of Future Past, Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones. Simon Bar Sinister in the film adaptation of Underdog and Eddie Plant in Pixels.
Gutt is a huge, slender, muscular Gigantopithecus orangutan with grayish-black fur, a shaggy gray beard, long jagged claws, a white belly, a pink muzzle, brown eyes, and disgusting yellow teeth. He has a tuft of fur on his head that resembles a pirate's tricorn hat.
Gutt is a prideful, autocratic, disrespectful, manipulative and egomaniacal ape who hides his deceitful and easily-provoked nature through an amiable facade he first presents to Manny in an effort to win him over. However, this covers a destructive, murderous, sadistic and greedy ape who is more than willing to treat his own crew as disposable and goes to any length to hurt Manny, seeking excessive means to try and kill him. However, Gutt rescued his crew prior to the events of the film, suggesting a barely implied softer side that most likely has died well long ago. Therefore, one could argue that he used to be more compassionate and let greed get the best of him.
He seems to be incapable of not having everything his way and will fly into a rage if he is defied or fought against in any way. He also has no genuine loyalty towards his crew; he only sees them as nothing but simple pawns to achieve his goals and he constantly threatens and abuses them (especially Flynn) and even heartlessly and vindictively abandons Shira to drown. And over the course of the film, he develops a deep-rooted and obsessive grudge against Manny - a grudge so powerful, that Gutt eventually resorts to attempting to kill Manny's family in cold blood for no reason but petty revenge.
In spite of his cold nature, Gutt appears to have some measure of honor, as he gives Louis a weapon when the latter challenges him to a duel. Furthermore, his unforgivable actions were mostly because he wanted to assert his control. This hints that he might be less confident than he lets on.
- Despite he says that he got his name by the fact that he uses his claws to kill his enemies he never used them during the movie. It could be because it would have been too dark to see him killing someone.
- He is the second Ice Age villain to be truly evil, following Soto, the main antagonist of the first film, as Cretaceous and Maelstrom and Rudy, the main antagonists of the second and third films, were predatory animals who (while persistent) were merely acting on instinct, while both Soto and Gutt were acting on personal motives. However, while Soto cared for his pack for some extent and wanted to kill the baby because the humans wiped out most of his pack, Gutt only cares for his own well being and can be considered to be more evil.
- Plus, Gutt and Soto were the only villains in the franchise to be betrayed. Both traitors become supporting characters of the next films.
- Plus in the time of their death, they were thrown by Manny. Manny tosses Soto to the wall where the icicles impale him to death, while Manny hits Gutt with a stick where he is launched into a cave where sirens may have eaten him alive. The difference is that it's currently unknown if Gutt died while Soto's fate was clearly showed on the screen.
- He appears to be based on the legendary killer pirate Captain Blackbeard.
- Captain Gutt was initially written as a bear, but the filmmakers had problems with designing and animating him, hence the species change.
- Gutt is a Gigantopithecus, which scientists believe to be the largest ape which ever lived.
- Even though Gigantopithecus is a relative to orangutans, he is quite similar to a gorilla.
- His canine teeth is molar-like, unlike real-life apes.
- Gutt is the second main antagonist of the fourth film in a computer-animated film series, after Rumpelstiltskin of the 2010 DreamWorks film Shrek Forever After and followed by Gabby Gabby of the 2019 Disney/Pixar film Toy Story 4.
- Gutt is the only Ice Age villain so far who mentions Manny's name. Soto from the first film does not know as he meets Manny at the climax while Cretaceous, Maelstrom and Rudy are silent predatory animals while Gavin was not a true enemy of Manny, just Buck.
- Gutt is Peter Dinklage's first voice acting role.
- Gutt is one of the only Ice Age villains to do an evil laugh, the others being Zeke and Gavin.
- Gutt appears to have claws (which gave him his name), although real Gigantopithecus did not have any claws. And apes of any species do not have claws.
- Although Captain Gutt is referred as a monkey several times, he is an ape instead of a monkey.