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|“||I believe someone phoned about an animal problem? The solution is standing before you. Dwayne LaFontant is here.||„|
Dwayne "Gebzey the Verminator" LaFontant, also known as the Verminator, is the tertiary antagonist of DreamWorks's 12th full-length animated feature film Over the Hedge. He is Gladys' former henchman.
In the film, Dwayne was hired by Gladys to exterminate RJ and his friends, only to be defeated when the Depelter Turbo stings Vincent, Gladys, and himself. In the end, he manages to escape from the police, only to be bitten in the leg by Nugent upon climbing over a fence.
In the film, Dwayne is hired by Gladys Sharp as her main henchman to exterminate the animals before they get injured.
One day, Dwayne arrived and tried to kill Ozzie (who faked passing out), but the opossum got away and fled into the hedge. Shortly afterwards, Dwayne then smells Verne (whom he calls "Reptile") and bends over to capture Verne (who was under a car), but Verne already escaped back into the hedge to meet up with the other animals.
Dwayne installs a high-powered extermination system in Gladys's backyard, knowing that she would insist on wanting it.
Later, when Gladys catches the animals in her house, Dwayne arrives and is able to capture the animals except RJ, who left to return the restored food to Vincent. But when RJ sees Dwayne driving away with RJ's caged friends, the raccoon has a change of heart at the last moment and decides to go save them. The impact stuns Dwayne and frees the other animals, who turn the van around to go back home. Meanwhile, RJ is chased by Vincent atop the van. Verne eventually manages to convince the other animals that RJ's trying to help them and they all turn to help RJ defend himself from Vincent. With no control, Dwayne's van eventually makes a jump and flies through Gladys's house. RJ, Verne, and the others flee into the hedge, with Vincent on one side trying to claw them and Dwayne (who uses a cattle prod to shock the animals) and Gladys (who uses a weed hacker) on the other. RJ and Verne then have an idea, and have Hammy drink some soda and he causes the whole world to freeze. After that, Hammy walks into Gladys's backyard, activates the new extermination system called the Depelter Turbo, and then gets an idea and puts a little garden gnome behind Dwayne's foot. RJ, borrowing Verne's shell, uses himself as bait to lure Vincent into Gladys's backyard. Dwayne, Gladys, and Vincent fall into a pile as the Depelter Turbo comes on-line (due to them falling into the lasers), stinging them all.
Gladys and Dwayne are arrested for illegal traps. While Gladys fights the cops and beats them up, Dwayne quietly escapes and climbs over a fence, only to be bitten on the leg (presumably) by Nugent after stepping on one of the Rottweiler's squeaky toys.
It is unknown what happened to Dwayne after the events of the film, but it could be possible that the police eventually found and arrested him, along with Gladys.
Dwayne is evocative, articulate, intelligent, overzealous, manipulative, surreptitious, pertinacious, resourceful, well-spoken, fraudulent, deceitful, arrogant, peevish, grumpy, cruel, rude, cocky, greedy, fretful, eloquent, conniving, and persuasive, so he takes his job extremely seriously. He will stop at nothing to exterminate RJ and his friends.
- Throughout the film, Dwayne appears to have a crush on his boss, Gladys, despite her not returning the sentiment.
- He is called "The Sniffer" by the animals because he senses what kind of animal is surrounding him and what gender it is.
- Stan Beals (The Ant Bully)