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|“||That Weasel's such a buzz-kill. Let's go kids!||„|
|~ Gavin to Roger and Gertie about Buck.|
|“||While you run for your little lives, we'll be high in the sky, safe as those birdies! (Asteroid kills one bird) Lucky shot (multiple asteroids kill all of the birds).||„|
Gavin is the (former) main antagonist of the 2016 animated comedy film, Ice Age: Collision Course, the fifth installment of the Ice Age franchise. He is a Dakotaraptor who steals eggs for a living and the father of Roger and Gertie.
He was voiced by Nick Offerman.
Role in the film
He is first seen in the underground Dinosaur World, stealing an egg from a Triceratops along with his children, only to be stopped by Buck the weasel who manages to fight all three of them and defeat them. Later, after Buck goes to the surface and finds his friends-the Herd. They listen to their conversation and hear that an enormous meteor is going to crash on Earth and kill all life. After they leave, Gavin and his children decide to sabotage their attempts to stop the meteor.
Concluding that due to their ability to fly, they will be able to survive, whilst the mammals won't. Afterwards, they track down the Herd and he reveals he is going to kill them, so they won't save all lives, and so he can rule Earth later. Thankfully, Buck manages to lead the Herd to the forest and once again defeat Gavin and his children. They try to repeat their attack later during a storm, but end up getting electrocuted.
During nighttime, Gavin orders his son Roger to kidnap Buck, but he accidentally takes Granny, Sid the sloth's grandmother. Gavin tries to eat her, but fails and instead throws her off the ledge they were on, where she finds Geotopia. Finally, the Herd realize that the reason the meteor is coming is because of a magnetic attraction between the remains of the previous meteors that crashed on Earth, so they try to fill a volcano with the remains in order to blast it off to space and pull the meteor away.
Gavin, Roger and Gertie intervene by grabbing and throwing the largest part off the mountain. Gavin then orders Roger to kill Buck, and reveals him his scheme. However, Roger realizes that they will not be able to survive the meteor's crashing. So he finally stands up to his father and manages to talk him into helping the Herd. Afterwards, they are last seen dancing to the ending song of the film.
- Gavin is the second (or third if Captain Gutt survived his presumed fate) Ice Age main antagonist to not die at the end of his movie, behind Rudy.
- Gavin is the only Ice Age main antagonist to redeem himself.
- Gavin is the third Ice Age villain who can fly, behind The Lone Gunslinger (the first) and Silas (the second).