Yeah, yeah, he said "come back with the baby, or don't come back at all!"
~ Zeke

Zeke is one of the secondary antagonists in the 2002 film Ice Age. He is a hysteric saber-tooth tiger and one of Soto's henchmen. He is a little bit crazy about killing Manfred the mammoth.

He was voiced by Jack Black, who later played Slappy in the 2015 Goosebumps film, and Slip in The Neverending Story III: Escape from Fantasia.

Biography

Zeke is shown as a member of a pack of saber-toothed cats which (before the movie takes place) suffers an attack by a tribe of humans, who end up killing half of them for using their skins as clothes. In an attempt to avenge the deceased pack members (particularly including his mate and cubs), the pack's leader, Soto, plans to kill Roshan, the infant son of the tribe's leader.

Zeke is one of the tigers, that attack the humans, so that Diego can kidnap Roshan, but when he fails, the pack goes to wait for Diego in Half Peak.

At night of the same day, Zeke, alongside with Oscar, go to search for Diego and find out that he is planning to bring Roshan, and a mammoth. Diego tells them to tell Soto, and leave.

As the pack waited for Diego at Half Peak, Zeke started reminiscing about the joys of mammoth flesh, much to Lenny's annoyance.

Near the end of the film, when Diego gets to Half Peak with the other animals, Zeke is the one that Diego teased by asking him if he wanted to maul something, and he is the one who made the pack go after Sid, who was wielding a fake mini-snowman with the baby's clothes.

When the pack of cats disperses, Zeke finds Sid getting Roshan out of a place that he had hidden him, but Roshan warns Sid by doing the "Where's the Baby?" sign with his hands and Sid manages to save Roshan and trap Zeke in a small crevice.

It's currently unknown whether he stayed trapped there and presumably perished from starvation and thirst, or was later rescued by the other pack cats.

Trivia

  • Zeke almost resembles Nuka from The Lion King II: Simba's Pride in appearance and personality.
  • He could come back in a potential sixth film as the directors once said that they would like to bring back some characters from the first movie to bring the series back to its origins. Then it could reveal if he's alive or dead.

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Animated Features
Soto | Soto's Pack (Zeke, Lenny & Oscar) | Carl & Frank | Dab | Madame Gasket | Phineas T. Ratchet | Cretaceous & Maelstrom | Lone Gunslinger | Sour Kangaroo | Vlad Vladikoff | The Wickersham Brothers | Rudy | Scratte | Nigel | Marcel | Armando and Tipa | Marmosets (Mauro) | Captain Gutt | Gutt's Pirate Crew (Squint, Flynn, Gupta, Raz, Dobson & Silas) | Rats | Sirens | Mandrake | Dagda | Bufo | Big Boss | Gabi | Loggers | Charlie | Gavin | Gertie | Roger | El Primero | Killian | Katsu Kimura | M9 Assassins

See Also
Ice Age Villains

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Movies
Ice Age: Soto's Pack (Soto, Zeke, Lenny & Oscar) | Carl & Frank | Dab
The Meltdown: Cretaceous & Maelstrom | Lone Gunslinger
Dawn of the Dinosaurs: Rudy | Scratte
Continental Drift: Gutt's Pirate Crew (Captain Gutt, Squint, Flynn, Gupta, Raz, Dobson, & Silas) | Rats | Sirens
Collision Course: Gavin | Gertie | Roger

Video Games
Glyptodon

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