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|image=Gene hackman antz 001.jpg||name = General Mandible
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|name = Mandible
 
|films = [[Antz]]
 
|films = [[Antz]]
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|voice = [[Gene Hackman]]
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|quote = "YOU USELESS UNGRATEFUL MAGGOT!! I AM THE COLONY!" (his Last Words)
|actor = [[Gene Hackman]]
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|alias = General Mandible, General, Tight Ass (by Azteca), Sir|fullname = Stanley Mandible}}{{Quote|''The life of one individual ant does not matter. What matters is the colony. And each soldier knows that he's willing to live for the colony...to fight for the colony... to die for the colony.''|Mandible giving a speech to his soldiers|Antz }}
|inspiration = [[Disney:Hopper|Hopper]]<br>[[Disney:Judge Claude Frollo|Judge Claude Frollo]]<br>[[Disney:Scar|Scar]]<br>[[W:C:donbluth:Red|Red (All dogs go to heaven 2)]]<br>[[W:C:campbell-morton:King K. Rool|King K. Rool]]
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|species = Ant
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'''General Mandible''' is the main antagonist of DreamWorks' first rendered 3D animated film, ''[[Antz]]''. He was the deluded supreme commander of the ant military, and was allowed by the [[Queen Ant]] to make the decisions of the colony. He is voiced by [[Gene Hackman]] who also played Lex Luthor. He is [[Cutter]]'s former boss and [[Bala]]'s ex-fiancé.
|age = 63 (deceased)
 
|personality=Aggressive, belligerent, evil, cruel, mean, greedy, menacing, bitter, querulous
 
|occupation = General of the soldier ants<br>Princess Bala's fiance
 
|goal = To marry Bala and kill the colony to make a "newer, stronger" one
 
|minions = [[Colonel Cutter]] (formerly)
 
|enemies = [[Z]], [[Colonel Cutter]] (after he tries to help Z and the worker ants), [[Termites]]
 
|fate = He falls into the anthill and killed by an upturned root
 
|quote = "YOU USELESS UNGRATEFUL MAGGOT!! I AM THE COLONY!" (his Last Words)||voice = [[Gene Hackman]]
 
|alliance = Bad
 
|awards = 8th place in WatchMojo.com's Top 10 Animated Villains Excluding Disney and Pixar
 
|home = The Ant Hill
 
|dislikes = [[Z]], [[Colonel Cutter]] betraying him||powers = Manipulation, strategy, charisma}}'''General Mandible''' is the manipulative and deluded supreme commander of the ant military, and the main antagonist of DreamWorks' first Rendered 3D animated film, ''[[Antz]]''. He was allowed by the [[Queen Ant]] to make the decisions of the colony. He is voiced by [[Gene Hackman]].
 
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===In ''[[Antz]]''===
 
===In ''[[Antz]]''===
General Mandible is an ant who serves as the leader of the Queen's army. He is a war-hungry insect with little regard for the colony as a whole (especially the army's battle against the [[Termites]]), which becomes evident when eventually betrays every ant, including the Queen but excluding his own army, by flooding the anthill in a attempt to "wash away the past".
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General Mandible is an ant who serves as the leader of the Queen's army alongside with his accomplice Colonel Cutter. He is a war-hungry insect with little regard for the colony as a whole (especially the army's battle against the [[Termites]]), which becomes evident when eventually betrays every ant, including the Queen but excluding his own army, by flooding the anthill in a attempt to "wash away the past".
   
 
He intends to marry Princess Bala, making her his queen and the mother of thousands of larval children, but she calls off the wedding and rejects him after becoming suspicious of his plans.
 
He intends to marry Princess Bala, making her his queen and the mother of thousands of larval children, but she calls off the wedding and rejects him after becoming suspicious of his plans.
   
After successfully flooding the anthill, the would-be-dictator's scheme is foiled when Z, Princess Bala and the others from a ladder with their own bodies to escape from the rising waters. Mandible attempts to kill Z but ends up falling into the anthill before smashing into an upturned root, killing him on impact.
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After successfully flooding the anthill, the would-be-dictator's scheme is foiled when Z, Princess Bala and the others from a ladder with their own bodies to escape from the rising waters. Mandible attempts to kill Z, but Cutter, finally having enough of Mandible's evil ways, turns against him, and instead tries to help Z, stating that is what's truly "for the good of the colony". Mandible, enraged, snaps and screams "YOU USELSS, UNGRATEFUL MAGGOT! ''I ''AM THE COLONY!" And he charges at Cutter but Z pushes Cutter out of the way, and he and Mandible fall into the flooded anthill, While Cutter saves Z, Mandible ends up smashing into an upturned root, killing him on impact.
   
 
==Personality==
 
==Personality==
Mandible is a nasty dictator of the ant colony. He even tricked them into going into war. He has strong feelings/lust for Bala but Bala doesn't like him. Mandible later interrogates Weaver into wanting to know where Z is located. He is described as crazy by Bala later on in the film.
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Mandible openly despises any form of individualism and the idea that the the life of one ant can pose any significance. He understands the colony as being something of a greater importance than that of the individual and claims to have dedicated his life "for the good of the colony". As the social chain of the colony tended to favour soldiers in comparison to workers, Mandible's hopes of making the colony stronger were revolved around eliminating the so-called "weak element" and thus beginning the social evolution he proclaims. For all of his claims that one ant did not matter, Mandible possessed a high sense of self-importance and claimed to Cutter that "I am the colony" before his death.
   
 
==Appearance==
 
==Appearance==
''Coming soon!''
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Stanley Mandible is a slender, muscular and handsome ant with purple eyes. He is a parody/homage of Adolf Hitler. He stands totally upright and poised. He is a strong ant with a weak brain.
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
*General Mandible is somewhat similar to Hopper from ''A Bug's Life'', another computer-animated film about ants that both came out in 1998. Both are brutal insect leaders who took advantage of other insects.
 
*General Mandible is somewhat similar to Hopper from ''A Bug's Life'', another computer-animated film about ants that both came out in 1998. Both are brutal insect leaders who took advantage of other insects.
*General Mandible has many other similarities to ''Judge Claude Frollo'' from Disney's ''The Hunchback of Notre Dame'':
 
**Both have a genocidal hatred for a group that they deed vermin--Frollo against the Gypsies and Mandible against worker ants.
 
**Both face off against the main protagonist who is from the group they marginalized: Quasimodo, who had Gypsy heritage and Z, who was born a worker ant.
 
**Both lust over the female lead--Mandible towards Princess Bala and Frollo towards Esmerelda.
 
**Both have a second in command who served them until questioning their immortal orders before turning against them.
 
**They both fell for their deaths, and the manner in which they perished is similar in that they make an ironic statement that leads to their deaths.
 
** Both, when fell to their deaths, were seen landing.
 
** Both are considered the most evil villain their companies have ever created.
 
 
*General Mandible is also similar to Adolf Hitler due to a desire to commit genocide in the name of a perfect "society" run by a superior kind of individual (for Hitler the Ubermensch, for Mandible the Soldier Ant).
 
*General Mandible is also similar to Adolf Hitler due to a desire to commit genocide in the name of a perfect "society" run by a superior kind of individual (for Hitler the Ubermensch, for Mandible the Soldier Ant).
*General Mandible is considered to be one of DreamWorks' most evil villains (along with [[Lord Shen]] and [[Drago Bludvist]]).
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*General Mandible is considered one of the seven most evil DreamWorks Animation villains, along with [[Drago Bludvist]], Commander Sendak, Morgana, D-Stroy, General Morando and Grimmel the Grisly.
*Mandible, [[Dagur the Deranged]], and [[Drago Bludvist]] are the only ''DreamWorks'' TV Troupes considered to be Complete Monsters.
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**Mandible and [[Drago Bludvist]] are the only ''DreamWorks'' TV Troupes considered to be Complete Monsters.
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*In the original script for ''Antz'', Mandible was originally going to be a major (with an ant named Formica serving as General and Bala's fiancé) and the one who brought Bala back to the colony.
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*General Mandible is the first [[DreamWorks Animation]] animal character to be an antagonist, followed by [[Don Lino]] from ''[[Shark Tale]]. ''
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*He is the first DreamWorks Animation villain.
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*He is the first DreamWorks Animation villain to be pure evil.
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==Quotes==
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*"Sacrifice. To some, it is just a word. To others, it is a code."
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*"Damn! Good. Damn good."
   
 
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Latest revision as of 04:28, March 18, 2020

“'The life of one individual ant does not matter. What matters is the colony. And each soldier knows that he's willing to live for the colony...to fight for the colony... to die for the colony.'
―Mandible giving a speech to his soldiers[src]


General Mandible is the main antagonist of DreamWorks' first rendered 3D animated film, Antz. He was the deluded supreme commander of the ant military, and was allowed by the Queen Ant to make the decisions of the colony. He is voiced by Gene Hackman who also played Lex Luthor. He is Cutter's former boss and Bala's ex-fiancé.

BiographyEdit

In AntzEdit

General Mandible is an ant who serves as the leader of the Queen's army alongside with his accomplice Colonel Cutter. He is a war-hungry insect with little regard for the colony as a whole (especially the army's battle against the Termites), which becomes evident when eventually betrays every ant, including the Queen but excluding his own army, by flooding the anthill in a attempt to "wash away the past".

He intends to marry Princess Bala, making her his queen and the mother of thousands of larval children, but she calls off the wedding and rejects him after becoming suspicious of his plans.

After successfully flooding the anthill, the would-be-dictator's scheme is foiled when Z, Princess Bala and the others from a ladder with their own bodies to escape from the rising waters. Mandible attempts to kill Z, but Cutter, finally having enough of Mandible's evil ways, turns against him, and instead tries to help Z, stating that is what's truly "for the good of the colony". Mandible, enraged, snaps and screams "YOU USELSS, UNGRATEFUL MAGGOT! AM THE COLONY!" And he charges at Cutter but Z pushes Cutter out of the way, and he and Mandible fall into the flooded anthill, While Cutter saves Z, Mandible ends up smashing into an upturned root, killing him on impact.

PersonalityEdit

Mandible openly despises any form of individualism and the idea that the the life of one ant can pose any significance. He understands the colony as being something of a greater importance than that of the individual and claims to have dedicated his life "for the good of the colony". As the social chain of the colony tended to favour soldiers in comparison to workers, Mandible's hopes of making the colony stronger were revolved around eliminating the so-called "weak element" and thus beginning the social evolution he proclaims. For all of his claims that one ant did not matter, Mandible possessed a high sense of self-importance and claimed to Cutter that "I am the colony" before his death.

AppearanceEdit

Stanley Mandible is a slender, muscular and handsome ant with purple eyes. He is a parody/homage of Adolf Hitler. He stands totally upright and poised. He is a strong ant with a weak brain.

TriviaEdit

  • General Mandible is somewhat similar to Hopper from A Bug's Life, another computer-animated film about ants that both came out in 1998. Both are brutal insect leaders who took advantage of other insects.
  • General Mandible is also similar to Adolf Hitler due to a desire to commit genocide in the name of a perfect "society" run by a superior kind of individual (for Hitler the Ubermensch, for Mandible the Soldier Ant).
  • General Mandible is considered one of the seven most evil DreamWorks Animation villains, along with Drago Bludvist, Commander Sendak, Morgana, D-Stroy, General Morando and Grimmel the Grisly.
    • Mandible and Drago Bludvist are the only DreamWorks TV Troupes considered to be Complete Monsters.
  • In the original script for Antz, Mandible was originally going to be a major (with an ant named Formica serving as General and Bala's fiancé) and the one who brought Bala back to the colony.
  • General Mandible is the first DreamWorks Animation animal character to be an antagonist, followed by Don Lino from Shark Tale.
  • He is the first DreamWorks Animation villain.
  • He is the first DreamWorks Animation villain to be pure evil.

QuotesEdit

  • "Sacrifice. To some, it is just a word. To others, it is a code."
  • "Damn! Good. Damn good."

GalleryEdit

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