Caesar's Council of Apes is a council formed by Caesar that creates the rules that the apes abide by. It may also make decisions on other matters of the growing colony. The council contains apes that Caesar trusts the most and has a close relationship with.



During the Ape Rebellion, the Council first formed after the Battle on the Golden Gate Bridge with Caesar, Rocket and Maurice to form a plan to escape the humans hunting them[1]. Caesar, the Ape King and these apes overlook the lifestyle and decisions seen as best for their colony. These apes are not only some of the strongest and wisest but are also Caesar's closest friends and relatives who are the apes that he puts only the utmost trust and faith in. Although not explicitly stated, it appears there are ten seats on the council.

Dawn of the Planet of the ApesEdit

When humans are rediscovered in the woods and one of them shoots Ash (the son of Rocket) the council discusses the matter of what to do about this new potential threat. At night, the Apes have a heated argument with a majority of apes wanting to go to war with the humans while the rest pitch in the risks of not doing so such as the number of humans or guns and why the humans came to the woods in the first place. Tensions began to rise ending with Caesar yelling at them to stop and list the reasons for not going to war before stating the apes could lose everything they worked so hard to create. The Ape King said he would make a decision by the morning ending the meeting. After the meeting Koba went to seek Caesar, telling him his years of torment with humans and how Caesar freed him but says they must show a sign of strength to the humans to which the king said they would.

War for the Planet of the ApesEdit

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At some point, Spear, Winter, Lake and Percy joined the council. A meeting was held between the group to decide where they would flee from the human soldiers, who were advancing on their position daily. Blue Eyes and Rocket proposed fleeing to a desert, believing the soldiers wouldn't dare follow that far. Winter spoke out that they should flee by the night, but the group protested that it would be risky given the sheer mass they would have to transfer so quickly. After Blue Eyes calmed Winter down, Caesar stated they would first figure out a safe route for the women and children before going through with the plan.

Known Council MembersEdit

Ape Status Species Position/Title Photo
Caesar Deceased Chimpanzee King of the Ape Colony/Founding member
Caesar shakes on a deal with Malcolm
Rocket Alive Chimpanzee Second-in-command of the Ape Army/Founding member
Maurice Alive Orangutan Third-in-command of the Ape Army/Founding member/Teacher/Overseer of the Ape Colony/Advisor to Caesar
Maurice (ROPOTA)
Luca Deceased Gorilla Fourth-in-command of the Ape Army/Leader of Gorilla Guard
Unnamed Gorilla
Koba Deceased Bonobo Second-in-command of the Ape Army/Advisor to Caesar/Traitor
Koba in Ape Village
Blue Eyes Deceased Chimpanzee Caesar's heir/Prince of the Ape Colony
An injured River speaks with his father
Ash Deceased Chimpanzee Member of the Ape Army/Rocket's son
Grey Deceased Chimpanzee Member of the Ape Army/Traitor
Stone Alive Chimpanzee Member of the Ape Army/Traitor/Redeemer
Winter Deceased Gorilla  Gorilla Guardian/Traitor
Cornelia Deceased Chimpanzee Queen of the Ape Colony
Spear Deceased Chimpanzee Member of the Ape Army
Percy Deceased Orangutan Member of the Ape Elders
WPOTA Orangutan Elder 2
Lake Alive Chimpanzee Caretaker of Ape younglings


  • Caesar's council is very similar to the ape councils in the original films and sources with Caesar at its head as its leader while his wife, Cornelia sits as his queen. The couple's son, Blue Eyes also sits on the council as their heir in the same way Cornelius II sat on his own father's council as his parents' heir in the original films.
  • Like Aldo in the original films, Caesar's rival Koba sits on the council.
  • Cornelia sits on her husband's council, the way Lisa did in the original films.
  • Following the unfortunate deaths of Caesar and Blue Eyes respectively, Rocket or Maurice have likely become the new head of the Ape Council; until Cornelius is old enough to officially become the next head of the Ape Council.

Also SeeEdit



Planet of the Apes - Chernin Entertainment 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
Main Evolved Ape Characters
Caesar | Bright Eyes | Koba | Maurice | Rocket | Buck | Cornelia | Blue Eyes | Luca | Ash | Cornelius | Winter | Lake | Bad Ape | Red
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
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
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
Rodman Family | Caesar's Family | Malcolm's Family | Rocket's Family | Dreyfus' Family
Horse | Elk | Grizzly Bear
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 the Muir Woods Park
Organizations / Colonies / Companies
Caesar's 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
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
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)
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 | Planet of the Apes: 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)
Video Games
Plague Inc: Simian Flu | Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier | Crisis on the Planet of the Apes