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Cretaceous and Maelstrom

Cretaceous and Maelstrom are the true main antagonists of Ice Age: The Meltdown and posthumous antagonists in the later films of the franchise.

They are two sea creatures that were frozen in ice and freed when the ice melted.


They made one role in the film when they tried to eat Manny, Sid, Diego, Ellie, Crash, and Eddie when they were crossing a frozen area of water. Luckily, they managed to escape. They appear again in the film when Ellie is trapped in the rising flood. When Manny and his friends went to rescue Ellie, angry Cretaceous and Maelstrom tried to eat them. However, they were tricked into hitting a log wedged between a large rock, which fell and crushed them.


Cretaceous and Maelstrom are both vicious, hostile, hot-tempered, impatient, aggressive, and ravenous predators and they got angry easily if it escaped from them. Cretaceous was also shown to be greedy, as he targeted Manny, who was the largest one in the herd and Maelstrom was also shown to be an opportunistic predator, as he targeted Sid and Diego when they were separated from the others of the herd.


Cretaceous is a slender purple Ichthyosaur and Maelstrom is a teal bulky Pliosaur.