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The Ape Gate was the main entrance to the Ape Village.



During the formation of the Ape Village, the gate was created as an entrance or exit into the woods. The Gate was decorated with the remains of the Evolved Ape's kills and were placed to ward off intruders who dared to stray near the ape's territory. Gorillas of the Ape Army lived near to guard the gate from possible intruders and were referred to as the Gorilla Guard and they were put under the command of the army's fourth-in-command. For a decade, the apes were able to enjoy a time of peace due to a majority of the humans dying during the Simian Flu Pandemic and their village being protected by gorillas.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes[]

Humans Trespassing[]

Under directions of Dreyfus, Malcolm led an expedition group to try and restart the warehouse dam in hopes of restoring power to the human colony in San Francisco. Malcolm went ahead first to try and speak with Caesar, even though the Ape King ordered them never to come back .

Stepping past the gate, Malcolm stood still amazed at the Evolved Apes' capabilities, but was caught by Luca who emerged from his hut, sizing Malcolm up before roaring and calling for the other guardian's attention. Luca and the other gorillas easily overpowered Malcolm and carried him through the village to bring him to their king to pass judgment. However, after Malcolm pleaded for a truce to work on the dam, Caesar agreed on the account that his group gave in their guns.


The Ape Gate is where all members of the Gorilla Guard and its leader, Luca (not just the gorillas but other apes) protect the Ape Village from any intruders. It is made up of several logs and branches, pilled up together to form a large barricade to protect the Ape mountain only. But the gate stops at Caesar's home and the side of the Ape Mountain. At the opening at the top there is a small bridge covered by on top. It must be use to get to the other side of the gate and to watch outside of the village. At the bottom of the bridge, it has many use hanging items like animal fur to be dry or to be clean, many lights are, and water bottles.

On the side, we could see that the same things are there hanging and it also have spears standing or sitting. On the top of the gate is all flat and many logs sticking out for many apes to sit. Luca's home is just in the side of the gate. If there was ever a human to walk in like Malcolm, Luca or any member of the Gorilla Guard has to stay with them and walk them inside and make them sit while. Males of the Gorilla Guard live next to the outside of the woods while females lives next to the inside of Ape Mountain. As proof of ape strength and capabilities, various skeleton and bone remains of animals were hung up on logs and branches as a type of warning sign to any coming humans or predators.


  • Documental episodes on the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes blu-ray release revealed that the skeleton warning sign posts were made as an example of ape capabilities, but not that they were barbaric.
  • The Gorilla Guard don't just live inside the gate but other apes live there too.


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Planet of the Apes - 20th Century Reboot Series
Planet of the Apes (CE) Movies
Rise of the Planet of the Apes | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes | War for the Planet of the Apes | Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes
Main Evolved Ape Characters
Caesar | Bright Eyes | Koba | Maurice | Rocket | Buck | Cornelia | Blue Eyes | Luca | Ash | Cornelius | Winter | Lake | Bad Ape | Red | Noa | Soona | Anaya | Raka | Koro | Dar | Proximus Caesar | Sylva | Lightning
Supporting Ape Characters
Alpha | Burke | Verdon | Tinker | Grey | Stone | Andy | Wolfie | Jeanpierre | Lucky | Koba's Mother | Sparrow | Pope | Fifer | Cora | Rex | Bon | Dallas | Milo | Herman | Spear | Ajax | Oak | Fox | Aghoo | Ursus | Percy | Beardface | Armando | Luna | Oda | Rust
Main Human Characters
Will Rodman | Charles Rodman | Caroline Aranha | Robert Franklin | Steven Jacobs | Dodge Landon | John Landon | Douglas Hunsiker | Malcolm | Ellie | Alexander | Dreyfus | Carver | Foster | Colonel McCullough | Nova | Mae | Trevathan
Supporting Human Characters
Rodney | John Hamil | Rita | Sarah | Maddy | John | Edward | Roger Mason | Werner | Kemp | Clancy Stoppard | Corbin | Daniel Nygun | David Flynn | Finney | Kuo | Malakai Youmans | Max (Firestorm) | McVeigh | Terry | Roger | Rod Wilson | Preacher | Boyle | Lang | Travis | Korina
Rodman Family | Caesar's Family | Malcolm's Family | Rocket's Family | Dreyfus' Family
Horse | Elk | Grizzly Bear | Eagle | Zebra
Items / Weapons
Simian Flu
Important Events / Battles
Ape Rebellion | Human-Ape War | Simian Flu Pandemic | Battle on the Golden Gate Bridge | Battle in San Francisco | Battle of Muir Woods Park | Attack on Ape Waterfall | Battle of the Border
Organizations / Colonies / Companies
San Francisco Ape Colony | Caesar's Council of Apes | Caesar's Ape Army | Gen-Sys Board | San Francisco's Human Colony | Dreyfus' Human Army | Malcolm's Group | Alpha-Omega | Donkeys | Florida Ape Colony | Rocky Mountains Ape Colony | Eagle Clan | Coastal Ape Colony | Order of Caesar | Satellite Human Colony
West African Jungle | San Francisco | San Francisco Zoo | Gen-Sys Laboratories | Rodman House | San Bruno Primate Shelter | Golden Gate Bridge | Muir Woods Park | Ape Mountain | Ape Gate | Ape Village | Caesar's Home | Warehouse | Ape Waterfall | The Border | Oasis
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (webcomic) | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Contagion | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (BOOM! Studios) | Before the Dawn | War for the Planet of the Apes (BOOM! Studios) | Planet of the Apes: The Time of Man | Planet of the Apes: The Simian Age | Planet of the Apes: Devolution
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Firestorm | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Official Movie Novelization | War for the Planet of the Apes: Revelations | War for the Planet of the Apes - Official Movie Novelization | Caesar’s Story
Other Books
Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: The Art of the Films
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album) | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album) | War for the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album) | Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album)
Video Games
Plague Inc: Simian Flu | Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier | Crisis on the Planet of the Apes VR