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The relationships of Caesar from the Planet of the Apes reboot series.



Caesar and Cornelia

Caesar rescuing Cornelia from Gen-Sys.

Cornelia was Caesar's wife and queen of the colony.

Caesar and Cornelia first met during their captivity at the shelter. After Dodge's death, Caesar discovers that Cornelia has been taken to Gen-Sys Laboratories for experimentation and is very concerned for her well-being. He, along with his fellow apes, infiltrates Gen-Sys and rescues her and the other incapacitated apes. After the battle at the Golden Gate Bridge, Caesar, Cornelia, and the remaining apes were free to begin their new lives in the wild. Over time, Caesar and Cornelia grew closer, they married, and had two children, Blue Eyes and Cornelius. During Caesar's rise to power, Cornelia gains his respect for her compassion toward apes and humans, her knowledge of the outside world, and ultimately, her acquiescence of the king.

Raising a rebellious son and an infant, and ruling an empire are quite stressful for Caesar, but he has Cornelia's constant support and is grounded by her presence. He loves her very deeply and is very affectionate towards her. This is proven when he remains at her side and comforts her after a difficult childbirth while they also celebrate the birth of their youngest son. Later, Caesar is heartbroken when he learns that Cornelia has contracted an infection, crying while he and his sons remain at her side, knowing that she would not survive.

However, Ellie managed to cure and save his wife's life with antibiotics, much to Caesar and her eldest son's relief. After recovering, Cornelia joins the celebration with the tribe, but it is suddenly cut short when Caesar is shot by Koba and falls from his home into the jungle below, leaving Cornelia and Blue Eyes devastated. However, after the battle of San Francisco, Caesar and an overjoyed Cornelia reunite and embrace one another along with their sons just as Caesar must prepare his people for the war to come.

In War, Caesar still had Cornelia support him in the midst of the war with the humans and he was happy to have her faith. When the humans found the colony's location, Caesar was devastated to find so many dead victims before discovering to his horror the bodies of Cornelia and oldest son Blue Eyes among them. He was saddened by their deaths and goes off to find the man responsible for taking them from him. When Caesar confronted the traitor albino ape Winter in an Alpha-Omega camp, the albino gorilla revealed that he was responsible for revealing the location of the colony to the Colonel in exchange for his life being spared. When Caesar angrily, said that his son and wife were killed because to Winter's actions. Enraged and vengeful, Caesar unknowingly strangled Winter to death for his betrayal.

When Caesar had the opportunity to kill McCullough, the very same responsible for Cornelia's death, he decided not to; knowing that Cornelia wouldn't want it.


Will Rodman[]

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Caesar bidding farewell to Will.

Will Rodman was Caesar's adoptive human father.

Caesar shared a close relationship with Will, who raised him as his own son along with his late father, Charles, and his late girlfriend, Caroline. Caesar had a happy childhood as he becomes a beloved member of the family. Caesar and Will showed much love and respect for one another and are very protective of each other. This is proven when Will defended Caesar from Hunsiker who threatened Caesar with a baseball bat after discovering him in the garage. Later, Caesar defended Will from Koba, after Will chased Caesar and the apes to the forest. However, Caesar and Will's relationship began to become strained after Will confessed the truth to Caesar about his origins and his mother's death, caused him to begin to resent humans.

After injuring Hunsiker while defending Charles, Caesar was sentenced to live in captivity in the shelter, which ultimately creating a wedge between Caesar and Will who was unable to get him released. Feeling abandoned by Will, Caesar becomes the leader of the apes at the shelter that come to respect him. Therefore, when Will finally attempts to claim Caesar and take him home, Caesar rejects Will, choosing to stay with his fellow apes and not longer wanting to be treated as a pet anymore (despite Will earlier reassuring that he is his son, not his pet).

After reuniting with Caesar, Will begged him to return home, promised to protect him, but Caesar politely declines, told Will that he was home. Initially shocked and saddened, Will respected Caesar's decision and the two said goodbye, this being the last meeting they had.

Ten years later, Caesar returned to his former home in the city, but finds the house long abandoned and in ruins. After recovering from surgery, Caesar explores the house and finds his old bedroom in the attic where he finds an old camcorder, depicting Will teaching Caesar in his younger years, much to his happiness and sadness. When Malcolm asks Caesar the man's identity in the video, Caesar tells Malcolm that he was "a good man" like him. This moment shows that Caesar never lost faith in Will, despite the wedge between them, and likely forgave him for the past events. This may concluded that Will tragically deceased from contracting the Simian Flu or in the crossfire of the virus outbreak. Caesar was hinted to be aware of his adoptive father's fate and saddened by his death, since Will never got to be around to see him with his own family.

This also shows that despite all the problems he had with Will, Caesar never forgot him and remembers him as the good man and the good father he had.

Charles Rodman[]

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Charles comforting a distraught Caesar.

Charles was Caesar's adoptive human grandfather and friend.

Caesar was raised by Charles along with Will and Caroline, who formed a strong bond with him. Caesar and Charles truly loved each other and cared a lot about each other. Along with Will, Charles protected Caesar from an angry Hunsiker and became concerned when he learned that Caesar had suffered a leg injury while trying to flee from Hunsiker. Later, and after Charles' illness returned, Caesar shows a protective side when he brutally attacks Hunsiker, beating him and finally biting him on the right index finger by accident for attacking Charles.

Caesar was horrified; by his actions and was comforted by Charles; but then he was forced to live in captivity in a abusive shelter. Caesar and Charles were never reunited after his sentencing; even after Caesar escaped from the shelter along; with his fellow apes and chose to live a life of freedom in the forest, Charles died of his disease; during the night.

Bright Eyes[]

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Bright Eyes, Caesar's mother.

Bright Eyes was Caesar's mother.

Bright Eyes was pregnant; with Alpha's son, Caesar; when she was first brought to Gen-Sys Laboratories and secretly gave birth to Caesar; during her stay. When Robert Franklin attempted to get Bright Eyes out of his cage for a presentation, her maternal instincts kicked in as she chose to not leave her infant son alone and went on a rampage to protect him.

But unfortunately, Bright Eyes was killed; by Gen-Sys security guards (believing that ALZ-112 made her aggressive), while Franklin informed Will of finding the infant Caesar. Eight years after Bright Eyes' death, Caesar asks Will; who and what he really is; and he is devastated when he found out about the death of his mother, who was killed in cold blood.

Caroline Aranha[]


Caroline, Caesar's adoptive mother.

Caroline Aranha was Caesar's adoptive human mother.

Caesar met Caroline at the age of three; when Will took him to the San Francisco Zoo for treatment after the neighbor's attack on him. Caesar took an immediate like to her and set her and Will up on a date, embarrassing him. Over time, Caesar's relationship with Caroline strengthened, and he began to consider her as his mother. Caroline is present when Will takes Caesar to Gen-Sys Laboratories and explains how he came to be in Will's care.

Back at the house, Caroline demanded that Will tell her the full truth and he did. Appalled, Caroline tells him that things aren't meant to be controlled, ultimately defends Caesar, who is listening from his room in the attic. Caroline, along with Will traveled to the San Bruno Primate Shelter, after Caesar was sentenced there following his attack on Hunsiker. After Caesar arrived in the animal control van and didn't want to go in, Caroline gently told him that they'll go in and see what it's like inside. Caroline offered him her hand and he took it, happy to know that he has her support. Caroline and Will visit Caesar several times during the course of his stay at the shelter.

After Caesar is injured, Caroline checks him over and comments on how awfully he has been treated. After Caesar and the other apes have escaped from the shelter, Caroline finds Rodney, the only surviving human from the attack locked in a cage. Terrified, the softly spoken man tells Caroline and Will that he heard Caesar speak. Will, having pieced together where Caesar and the apes are heading, the couple head towards the forest but become stuck on the Golden Gate Bridge where Caesar has ordered a full scale attack. This is the last time Caroline is known to have seen Caesar.

As it was hinted that Caroline had also deceased from contracting the Simian Flu or in the crossfire, she, like Will, was also not around to see Caesar and his family. Caesar possibly didn't forget Caroline either, remembering her as a good mother he had.

Blue Eyes[]

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Caesar and Blue Eyes' bond growing ever deeper.

Blue Eyes was Caesar's firstborn son and heir.

Despite Caesar and Blue Eyes' family problems, he loves his son very much, but is often frustrated; by Blue Eyes' defiant and rebellious behavior. Caesar tries to teach him that; but his recklessness will get him nowhere while juggling his responsibilities as a husband, father and king. Caesar is also fiercely protective of his son, and is very concerned for his well-being. This is demonstrated during a hunting expedition; when Caesar protects his son from a bear after Blue Eyes disobeys his father; which would have resulted in their deaths if Koba had not intervened. Later, an enraged Caesar nearly killed Carver after he threatened his two sons' lives. During the humans' time in the forest, Caesar tries to teach his son to see the good in humans, but Blue Eyes doesn't see anything good in them, due to the influence of Koba (who taught him only to hate them).

Caesar and Blue Eyes' relationship soon becomes very strained after Caesar severely beats Koba for cruelly accusing him of loving humans more than his sons, but Blue Eyes later becomes very concerned about his father's life afterward that he is made to believe that humans pose a great threat. His fears come true; when he witnesses his father's supposed death at the hands of humans, (done by Koba to frame them) breaking his heart. But when Malcolm's reveals that Caesar is still alive, Blue Eyes reconciles; with his father.

While Blue Eyes stays by to injured father's side, he learns about his father's past; with humans and finally understands the reason why Caesar had compassion and sympathy for them, changing Blue Eyes' own perspective on humans. Their relationship eventually improves as Blue Eyes is now and forever dedicated to his father; which is it; tried; when he asks his father, in broken English; to let him help him.

Caesar proudly accepts. Blue Eyes risks everything; to support his father in his next battle against Koba, now his enemy. As Koba steps up, Blue Eyes watches with concern. After Caesar defeats Koba in combat and drops him to his death, Caesar embraces Blue-Eyes with Cornelia and Cornelius before preparing the tribe for the upcoming war.

In War, Blue Eyes and Rocket return from their two-year journey; to find a new home. Caesar welcomes them with open arms, learning that; they have found a new home for the apes. They return to the apes' refuge at a waterfall, Caesar watches Blue Eyes greet his mother Cornelia, his little brother Cornelius, and his wife, Lake. During a council meeting, Blue Eyes tells his father, mother, and the other apes about an oasis beyond the mountains and a vast desert. He states that the journey is long, but humans will not think twice about traveling through the desert. Winter proposes that the colony should leave tonight, but Lake claims that is impossible.

Winter expresses his fear, and tells them that the soldiers are still out there in the woods looking for them. Blue Eyes attempt to calm Winter down; which enrages him and to force Caesar to assert his dominance. Blue Eyes knows Winter's scared, everyone is, and assures him they will make plans to leave. Caesar agrees, showing that; it'd be impossible; to leave tonight; due to the large number of apes.

During the night, Blue Eyes wake up to see his father; next to the waterfall, moving his hand through the running water and finding a zip line. Knowing that; the soldiers have found their refuge, Caesar uses signs to tell Blue Eyes to protect his mother and his little brother while he investigates. After finding Rocket subduing a soldier, Caesar finds a communicator and hears the colonel say that; the target is dead. Shocked and frightened, Caesar returned to the opening and found the colonel preparing to leave while Blue Eyes and Cornelia lay dead just a few feet away from him. Caesar enraged by what he witnessed chased McCullough, only to fall; into the water after McCullough cut the line.

Caesar returns to the refuge, horrified and saddened by the loss of his wife, and son, and silently vows to hunt down and kill McCullough. When Winter was confronted by Caesar in an Alpha-Omega camp, the albino ape had been responsible for revealing the location to the Colonel when Caesar angrily told him so; his eldest son and his wife were murdered; due to Winter's action.

Enraged and vengeful, Caesar unknowingly strangled Winter for her betrayal and for causing the death of his family. When McCullough mocks Caesar for Blue Eyes' death, Caesar becomes enraged at being insulted about his son's death. He even tries to attack McCullough for disrespecting Blue Eyes' death.

When Caesar had the opportunity to kill McCullough, he decided against it; Blue Eyes wouldn't want him to stoop to the latter's level.


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Caesar sharing an intimate moment; with Cornelia and Cornelius.

Cornelius is Caesar's second son, youngest child and second heir.

Caesar was present at his son's birth, where he shared a moment with his wife over the new addition. He invited Blue Eyes to join in on the moment. He loves his new-born son very much and is fiercely protective of him, which is proven when he almost kills Carver for attempting to harm both of his sons. Cornelius shares his father's personality traits when he was an infant, such as curiosity. After reuniting with Blue Eyes, Caesar is greatly concerned for Cornelia and Cornelius, but is relieved to learn from Blue Eyes that they were safe for the moment. After the battle of San Francisco, Caesar reunites with Cornelia and Cornelius, embracing them along with Blue Eyes as he and the tribe prepare for war.

In War, Cornelius, now a young boy, has grown closer to his father Caesar during the time of war. During the night in the refuge after Rocket and Blue Eyes' return, Caesar saw three soldiers, unaware that one of them is the Colonel, and told Blue Eyes to protect his mother and little brother. After losing sight of the Colonel, who had massacred his wife and eldest son. Caesar notices Cornelius's disappearance and becomes distraught and angry while Luca, Maurice and a few apes resume the search for his other son. Standing over the site of his wife and son's murder, Caesar hears a noise in a tunnel and arms himself, spotting Cornelius emerging from a hiding place with his face saddened by tears. Caesar becomes relieved as he sees Cornelius and embraces him, happy to see he survived the massacre. When he was preparing to go after the Colonel, Caesar entrusted his son in the hands of Lake, Blue Eyes' widow.

Unknown to Caesar, the Colonel's forces intercepted them and took them captive, forcing the adults and elders to construct a wall, while the children were separated from their parents and placed in a different pin. After Caesar was captured by the Colonel and the donkey Red, Cornelius spots his father, and calls out to him. Caesar noticed him but made no attempt to respond, as he didn't want to give off any hints to the Colonel about his second son and lose him as well. As they threw Caesar in a pin with the adult apes, Cornelius cries out for his father and extends his arm through the gate in an attempt to reach him. Days later, Caesar and Rocket, with a plan to bust all the apes out of Alpha-Omega's base, infiltrated the pin with all the children, spotting Cornelius, who runs to him and hugs him. Together, Caesar and Rocket lead the children over the entire base with the power lines and into the adults' pin, which has a hole big enough to get them all out one at a time. Caesar lowers Cornelius first into the hole with Maurice and Nova, who leads him through the tunnel and brought up a hole by Bad Ape.

In daylight as an avalanche consumes both Alpha-Omega and the Northern Army, Caesar, with an arrowhead in his right side, made his ways to the trees to brace himself until the avalanche ran its course. Spotted by Rocket and the remaining apes, Caesar becomes relieved to see his remaining tribe safe, most of all his young son. The apes resume their journey to their new home, with Caesar keeping Cornelius close to him. As they marvel at the site of their new home, in oasis, Caesar introduces Cornelius to Nova and Bad Ape, who played with him while Maurice spots Caesar's mortal wound. As he looks at Cornelius playing, Maurice promises the dying Caesar his son will know everything about his father and what he did for him and the tribe.



Lake, Caesar's daughter-in-law.

Lake is Caesar's daughter-in-law.

The wife of Caesar's eldest son, Blue Eyes, he and Lake were friendly given Lake's friendship and subsequent romantic relationship with her son.

When Caesar heads out on his quest to put a stop to McCullough, Caesar entrusts Lake with looking after his remaining son, Cornelius. Before he leaves, Caesar says "you loved my son. Take care of his brother". Lake is hesitant at first; but agrees to look after Cornelius, knowing it is what Blue Eyes would have wanted her to do.

After Caesar is captured by McCullough's men, he is thrown; into the same area as the other adult apes. Lake is the only one that; defends him and asks him to forgive the others, given what they had been through. She even saves Caesar's life; when McCullough threatens to kill him if he doesn't back down.

After Caesar's death, Lake likely participated in the education of Cornelius in honor to Caesar.

Friends and Allies[]



Maurice, Caesar's best friend, honorary brother and third-in-command.

Maurice is Caesar's best friend.

From the moment he stepped foot into the San Bruno Primate Shelter, Caesar always had the former circus orangutan, Maurice watching over him. Maurice watched from the sidelines when Caesar struggled to adjust to the shelter and found himself in an unnecessary fight with the alpha chimpanzee Rocket. After seeing Caesar's potential, Maurice decided to befriend the chimpanzee, showing him that he too could use sign language. Caesar happily took the orangutan's companionship and never once questioned him except over his ability to use sign on their first encounter.

From that moment on, the two apes stuck together, and Caesar finally made his first friend at the shelter. It was Maurice who unknowingly gave Caesar the idea to break into Will's house and steal the ALZ-113 drug in order to make the other apes intelligent. Maurice was one of the apes first seen with the green irises and silently nodded at Caesar for giving him his new intelligence. During the Ape Rebellion, Caesar commanded Maurice to lead a group of orangutans and chimpanzees under the Golden Gate Bridge supports as they battled the police. They reunited in the forest after the fight where the two along with the other apes embraced each other as brothers living in real freedom.

In the early days, Maurice served as Caesar's third-in-command as the apes struggled to survive when hunters began to hunt them. Caesar commands Maurice to lead the apes away from the helicopters that were circling above the trees and to keep the apes quiet. Maurice also acts as an anchor in the early days of Caesar's marriage to Cornelia despite almost always siding with Cornelia which greatly displeases Caesar.

As the years go on, Maurice and Caesar still remain best friends with Maurice becoming a teacher to Caesar's eldest son, Blue Eyes and being seen as an uncle to the young ape. Maurice also serves as a member of Caesar's council and is still his main confidante. After Cornelia has given birth to a second son, Maurice is one of the first to congratulate Caesar on the birth. Caesar, taking his friend's comment in stride, smiles. The subject steers away from Caesar's sons to the humans.

Maurice asks whether Caesar misses them, in which the ape king admits sometimes, thinking about his adoptive parents, Will and Caroline. Maurice then mentions that over the last ten years the human sightings have become less and less until the last two years in which there hasn't been any sighting of any. When Alexander drops his bag in the forest, Maurice retrieves it on Caesar's orders and looks through it while the council argues about what to do about Ash's shooting. After Caesar agrees to allow to the humans to work on the dam, Maurice accompanies him and comments when Caesar asks about Koba's whereabouts, that Koba is too angry to want to help them.

Maurice is one of the few apes who embraced Caesar's new human friends, showing that his belief with the humans is very similar to Caesar's. After Caesar is shot by Koba, Maurice is locked up for his loyalty to Caesar. After being freed by Blue Eyes on Caesar's orders, Maurice reunites with Caesar at the Rodman House and watches with concern as the ape king takes on Koba. When Maurice is struck by a stray bullet fired from Koba, Caesar becomes enraged as he sees his best friend in pain and tackled Koba for his deed and letting the traitor fall to his death. Maurice would later be seen bowing before Caesar as he along with the other ape await the battle with the humans to commence.

In the two years that pass, Caesar and Maurice are still best friends, but although Maurice is a strongly loyal to Caesar, unlike Rocket he doesn't show unquestionable loyalty as he often disagrees with Caesar and expresses it. Their friendship becomes a little shaky when they encounter a mute human girl whom they name Nova. Caesar tells Maurice to leave her and allow her to die while Maurice stands his ground and insists on taking the girl with them. Maurice also gets in a debate with Caesar after Luca is killed, saying "You are beginning to sound like Koba" due to Caesar wanting revenge against the humans similar to Koba. This slightly angers Caesar, causing him to storm off on his own, however, he later admits Maurice was right in the comparison and spares Colonel McCullough's life. When Caesar was dying, he chooses to have his last words with Maurice which shows their close friendship.

In the two years since, Caesar and Maurice remain best friends, but, although Maurice is very loyal to Caesar, unlike Rocket he does not show unquestioning loyalty as he often disagrees with Caesar and expresses it. . Caesar tells Maurice to leave her and let her die while Maurice stands his ground and insists on taking the girl with them. Maurice also gets into a debate with Caesar after Luca is killed, saying "You're starting to sound like Koba" due to Caesar wanting revenge on humans similar to Koba. This angers Caesar somewhat, causing him to storm off on his own, however he later admits that Maurice was right in the comparison and spares Colonel McCullough's life. When Caesar was dying, he chooses to have his last words with Maurice, demonstrating their close friendship.

After Caesar's death, Maurice is supposed to have participated in Cornelius's education in Caesar's honor.



Buck, Caesar's second best friend, bodyguard and late fourth-in-command.

Buck was Caesar's second best friend.

In their first meeting, Buck screamed at Caesar; when he goes into the play den ;with the other apes on his second day at the shelter, scaring the latter.

After befriending Maurice, Caesar decided to befriend the lonely gorilla, Buck, after seeing him trying to break out of his cage. Caesar; who had just learned how to pick locks freed himself from his cell snuck; into the play den where he opened a sleeping Buck's cage and woke the latter. Though the Gorilla nearly attacked Caesar, he stopped himself upon seeing his cage door was opened by the chimpanzee who urged him to get out of his cage.

Buck showed some reluctance; but then dashed out of the cage and enjoyed himself by playing around in the den for the first time in years. Truly happy and grateful to be free, Buck turned to thank the smiling and observing Caesar, whom he came to respect and see as a friend. After this encounter, Caesar, with Buck's help had managed to lure and overthrow Rocket as the Alpha of the shelter.

Buck ultimately becomes Caesar's second-best friend and serves as one of Caesar's most loyal allies during the Ape Rebellion. Due to his loyalty towards Caesar, Buck sacrificed himself to save Caesar when he was being shot at by police helicopter during the Battle on the Golden Gate Bridge this causes copter to fall and explode. Caesar quickly ran to the debris and pull his wounded friend out of the debris and did his best to help him survive but to no avail. As Buck slowly dies, he thanks Caesar for his friendship and passes away in his arms, which leaves Caesar devastated by the loss of his best friend. Caesar later allowed the human hating bonobo to finish Steven Jacobs, who survived the crash which thereby avenging Buck's heroic actions.



Rocket, Caesar's former rival, third best friend, honorary brother and second-in-command.

Rocket is Caesar's third best friend.

Initially, Caesar's relationship; with Rocket didn't have a good start. After being placed in an ape sanctuary, Caesar tries to befriend Rocket; but Rocket; who was the alpha of the sanctuary at the time, begun to display aggressively in front of Caesar; in order to show his dominance. He eventually begins to brutally chase and beat Caesar, causing both to be shot and knocked out. After befriending the gorilla, Buck, Caesar lures Rocket out of his cage to the play area and is able to overthrow him, as Rocket is no match for Buck. Caesar and Rocket later settle their differences and they become the most unlikely of friends; with Rocket serving as one of Caesar's key lieutenants; during the Ape Rebellion and Battle on the Golden Gate Bridge. Rocket ends up becoming Caesar's third best friend and loyal follower.

After 10 years, Caesar and Rocket have become even closer as both are now fathers too teenage sons. Rocket serves as an uncle to Caesar's two boys while Caesar serves the same purpose to Ash. Rocket is a member of Caesar's council and is greatly valued for his input and strength. After his son is accidentally shot by Carver, Caesar attempts to calm Rocket down as a panicked Rocket lingers over an injured Ash.

Later, Rocket and Ash agree to follow Caesar in whatever he decides is to be done. After Caesar is shot and almost killed by Koba, Rocket is caged for his loyalty to Caesar. The friends are reunited later at the Rodman House. Rocket then aided Caesar in his plans to defeat Koba and paid witness to their battle for supremacy. He is later seen bowing down to Caesar with the other apes as they await the battle with the humans to come.

In War, Rocket is still a staunch follower of Caesar and follows him throughout the war with the humans. It was Rocket who located an area for the apes to relocate which would be far from the reach of the human army. When some of the tribe are massacred, including Caesar's wife and oldest son, Rocket completely understood Caesar's loss and comforted him in his time of need. He offered to join Caesar in tracking down those who were responsible for the slaughter of his family.

After finding their new home, Caesar and Rocket had a last friendly interaction before Rocket left to join the other apes without knowing that Caesar was going to die. When he noticed that Caesar was not moving any more, Rocket immediately ran to him.

After Caesar dies, it can be assumed that Rocket will play a part in Cornelius' upbringing in honor of Caesar.



Ash, one of Caesar's ape soldiers and honorary nephew.

Ash was Caesar's honorary nephew and the son of Caesar's best friend, Rocket.

Like how Koba is to Blue Eyes, Caesar acts as an uncle to Ash; due to his friendship; with the young ape's father, Rocket. Caesar knows Ash well as he grew up; with his own son, Blue Eyes. Because Ash is Rocket's eldest and only child at the time, Caesar has granted him a place on the ape council; with Blue Eyes. Growing up, Ash idolized Caesar for his leadership and his views towards humans, which prompted the young chimpanzee to become one of Caesar's biggest supporters.

When Ash is shot; by accident; by Carver, Caesar becomes worried for his nephew and tells Ash's father Rocket to calm down and that; everything will be all right. At a council meeting later, Ash and Rocket agree; with Caesar that; the shooting' by Carver was a freak accident; which greatly displeases Blue Eyes and Koba; who want to make the humans pay for what they did.

After Caesar is shot; by Koba; who framed the humans, Ash follows Blue Eyes; into battle to "avenge" Caesar. When Blue Eyes reunited' with his father at the Rodman House, he tearfully tells Caesar; that Koba killed Ash for defying him; which greatly upsets Caesar; knowing that; Koba; who was once a friend to the apes, was now their biggest enemy.

Caesar later avenges Ash's death; by killing Koba for the murder of his nephew and the other apes.


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Luca, Caesar's fourth best friend and late fourth-in-command.

Luca was Caesar's fourth best friend.

Not much is known about their relationship due to the limited interactions between the two, but it appears that Caesar has enough trust to let Luca take up the mantle of fourth-in-command a position which formerly belonged to one of his late friend. Luca guards the entrance of the Ape Village and is the leader of the Gorilla Guard, it appears that no threat has interrupted the peace of the Ape Village in the last decade. When Caesar sends Koba to follow the humans to make sure they left, Luca tried to follow him, but was immediately held back by Caesar for unknown reasons.

Later when Malcolm comes to the Ape Village to speak with Caesar, Luca drags him to Caesar while continuously pinning the human to his knees possibly to protect his king from life threatening attempts. When Caesar is "apparently killed" and Koba takes charge he has all the apes still loyal to Caesar imprisoned, these apes include Luca. After Koba is defeated by Caesar, Luca and the other apes are seen bowing in respect to Caesar, who has retaken his position as king of the apes just before the war started by Koba begins.

In War, Luca is still loyal to Caesar and it is shown they have become close friends during the course of the Human-Ape War. When the Ape safe haven is attacked and many apes are killed, including Caesar's wife and oldest son, Luca journeyed with Caesar to defeat Colonel McCullough and end his threat to their people. Luca helped Caesar in (unintentionally) getting revenge on Winter by holding him down, which allowed Caesar to strangle him for giving up the location of the ape civilians which led to the slaughter of Caesar's family. When Caesar invaded the human camp, Luca protected him from ambushing soldier and was mortally wounded as a result. Caesar ran to Luca's aid and the dying gorilla stated at least died protecting Caesar as the latter mourned his comrade. Luca's death had a great impact on Caesar and made him see that his quest for vengeance was hurting his people in the process and caused him to regain his former self.



Grey, one of Caesar's soldiers, former enemy and follower.

Grey was one of Caesar's soldiers turned enemy, turned follower.

Grey is a member of the Ape Army and was a follower of Koba whom he showed more loyalty towards Koba, than the ape king. Grey, like Stone was also scared of Caesar as he did not try to help Koba when he was nearly beaten to death by Caesar and due to that scene, he had no second thoughts towards aiding Koba in overthrowing Caesar. Grey's part in the usurpation was when he produces evidence that humans killed Caesar and were responsible for the Ape Village burning down, which caused the apes to become angered and follow Koba with his plans of attacking the humans.

Grey would become Koba's second-in-command after the occupation of the city but moved aside when Caesar turned out to be alive. Grey would then witness Caesar and Koba's battle for supremacy scared of whom he should help but this was put aside when the ape hater, Dreyfus detonated the C4 under the building to explode, Grey became trapped under rubble. Koba, traumatized by the humans' retaliation, spotted Grey and walked towards him, only to retrieve a gun and leaving Grey pinned under the rubble.

Koba then opened fire on the apes. This caused Grey to turn against Koba and become a loyal follower of Caesar. Moreover, when Caesar defeated Koba and the apes were visited by the human Malcolm, Grey held him at gunpoint until Caesar had him back off. Later on, Grey was seen bowing down to Caesar as he prepared the other apes for war with humanity, signifying his new-found loyalty to his king.

In War for the Planet of the Apes: Revelations, it is revealed that Caesar harbored distrust in Grey for his previous allegiance to Koba and couldn't; allow him back in the inner circle of apes. It is unknown; whether Caesar is aware of Grey's death or if he knew the full extent of it.



Stone, one of Caesar's soldiers, former enemy, and follower.

Stone is one of Caesar's soldiers turned enemy, turned follower.

Stone is a member of the Ape Army and was a loyal follower of Koba as he was disgusted by Caesar's mercy towards the humans and his refusal to not declare war after they threatened his own children. Stone was also deeply scared of Caesar as he refused to help Koba when the bonobo was nearly beaten to death by Caesar for his insolence.

Stone would later aid in overthrowing Caesar while Koba shot Caesar, Stone was in charge of setting the Ape Village ablaze. Because of Stone's actions the apes were now out of homes and were in a frenzied panic about what to do without a leader but this allowed Koba to take full control of the Ape Army and attack the humans which foreshadowed a fierce battle to come. Stone's choice of following Koba, burning down the ape's homes and marching with him into battle ultimately led to his (apparent) painful yet deserved death by the humans during the attack on the human shelter. But it was later revealed that; he had in fact survived the battle unscathed.

Stone becomes a follower of Caesar after Koba's death at the hands of the Ape King, it can be assumed that; he had learned from Grey about Koba's true colors, as it likely; made him feel disgusted that; he had sworn allegiance to a violent psychopath and caused him to feel foolish for his blind loyalty.



Spear, one Caesar's soldiers and good friend.

Spear was Caesar's good friend.

Spear was first seen reporting to Caesar over the aftermath Battle of the Muir Woods Park. He was present when Caesar ordered for the search of his youngest son before the latter found him. Caesar entrusted Spear to take the tribe on their journey to the oasis while he embarks on a solo mission to hunt down the Colonel.

When Caesar arrives at the Border, he finds Spear, along with two chimp lieutenants, beaten up and crucified out in the cold. Caesar found Spear was the only one to alive tied to the X-shaped crosses and tribe imprisoned in a pin. Caesar is sad at Spear pain and quickly frees him, learning of his capture by McCullough's forces. He tells Caesar the apes are forced to work against their will before they died, and as Caesar asks what they're being forced to build, Spear succumbs to his wounds. Caesar attempts to wake him, asking him if Cornelius was in the Border as Red attacks him from behind.

This display also caused Caesar to discover of what fate became of his people and desire to save them.



Red, one of Caesar's soldiers, ally, savior and former enemy.

Red was one of Caesar's soldiers turned enemy, turned ally and savior.

Red was once a loyal follower of Caesar's; but betrayed him after the alpha killed Koba. He defected to the soldiers, becoming one of their "Donkeys" to oppose Caesar. When captured, he coldly defied Caesar's remarks that; he feared him, berating him enough that; one ape hit him down. He later took pleasure in torturing the Ape, cruelly pouring water over his head after teasing that; he would let him drink it and dragged him around everywhere; by his chains.

But Red had a change of heart after seeing Caesar's constant defiance and bravery, so much so that; he shot a soldier; who tried to kill him, saving Caesar's life at the cost of his own.

Moved; by this act, Caesar immediately avenged Red; by destroying the wall where the human soldiers that; killed him were positioned.

Bad Ape[]

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Bad Ape, Caesar's comrade and good friend.

Bad Ape is Caesar's comrade and good friend.

Caesar first met Bad Ape when the latter was trying to steal one of his horses while he and his group were out scouting. At first, Caesar believed it was human and opens fire, but stops when he corners him and discovers it was an ape. Caesar and Bad Ape get to know each other with Caesar learning that Bad Ape was a zoo ape who became a wanderer after the time of the Simian Flu outbreak before asking if there were other intelligent apes like him before being told they were long dead. Through his interactions with Bad Ape, Caesar learns of the human camp holding many of his fellow ape's captive. Caesar breaks into the camp with his followers and frees the captive apes. He also empathized with him, as both experienced the loss of a child and were able to become friends.

Caesar soon invites Bad Ape to live with him and his colony since he had nowhere to go, an offer which was accepted. Bad Ape reacted sadly Caesar's death, as Caesar was one of the few to really accept him in a long time.

Robert Franklin[]

Robert Franklin

Robert, Caesar's savior.

Robert Franklin was Caesar's savior.

After the death of Caesar's mother, Bright Eyes, Robert had found out that; the reason for Bright Eyes going on a rampage was to protect the life of her new-born child. Robert showed great affection towards Caesar and had refused to euthanized him, even after being given orders; by Steven Jacobs to do so.

It was Robert who had entrusted Caesar to the care of the Rodman family since he could not take him out of the laboratory, because his brother-in-law worked in security and could give him away; Will would take care of him.

It was Robert who had entrusted Caesar to the care of the Rodman family since he could not remove him from the laboratory, due to the fact that his brother-in-law worked in security and could give him away; Will would take care of him.

It is unknown; if Will ever told Caesar about Robert's role in him being raised; by his family or; if Caesar ever met Robert again while growing up. But Caesar lived a long life; because of Robert's actions.



Rodney, Caesar's kind caregiver and handler.

Rodney was Caesar's kind caregiver and handler.

Despite Caesar and Rodney not having a lot of interactions; with each other; but; unlike Dodge; Rodney never bullied Caesar throughout his time at the shelter; he even had some sympathy for the ape as he worried about the ape's safety; when he would met his own kind. Also; during the ape's fight; with Dodge, Rodney was to tranquilize Caesar; but he; became afraid; when Caesar uttered his first word; which left him unable to do his order and; allowed Caesar to knock Dodge out.

When Caesar freed the other apes from their cells, Rodney entered the room; but saw he was outnumbered and tried to leave the room only to be grabbed and beaten horribly; by the apes. But they were quickly stopped; by Caesar; who knew that; Rodney was a far more kinder human than Dodge that; had done nothing wrong, Caesar calmly lock him in a cell for his safety. When Dodge woke up to confront the apes and was killed; by Caesar, Rodney was again horrified and stayed in his cell after witnessing this action.

The next day; when Rodney is found; by Caesar's adoptive parents, the only words he could muster about the previous night's events was tha;t "he spoke; your ape he spoke", showing that; he was deeply traumatized over seeing an ape talk.


Caesar and Malcolm watch their families interact

Caesar; with Malcolm, hisfriend and human counterpart.

Malcolm is Caesar's second good friend and human counterpart.

After the rediscovery of humans, Caesar meets Malcolm and his group of humans. Though their meeting did not have a good beginning with a member shooting Caesar's honorary nephew Ash which caused Caesar to order the humans to leave the woods. When Alexander drops his backpack in the rush to get out of the forest, Caesar has Maurice retrieve it and Koba follow them to the city. Later when Caesar addresses the humans in the city and meets up with Malcolm, he returns the backpack to him, showing no ill intent is necessary between the groups.

Malcolm later returns to the Ape Village to ask Caesar for help in restoring power for the human shelter and though Caesar's followers asked to kill the human intruder, Caesar spared him noting he and his group seemed desperate for help. As time passes, Caesar becomes friendly with him as they both have wives that they love and rebellious teenage sons. They also have the same goal; to bring peace so that the apes and humans can live in peace. Though hitting tough spot when Carver threatens both of Caesar's sons at the dam, the bond is restored after Ellie give Caesar's sick wife medicine causing the latter to offer help at the dam.

When Koba usurps Caesar, Malcolm and his family find and take Caesar into the city for him to recover and show him nothing but concern. Malcolm and his family take Caesar to the Rodman House where Alexander shows Malcolm a picture of a young Caesar with a human man, making him realize that the house is where Caesar grew up and why he was sympathetic and compassionate to him and his family. Caesar then puts his full trust into Malcolm when the latter not only risked his life to get him medical supplies but brought back Caesar's eldest son with him. When Caesar sends Blue Eyes out to get reinforcements to overthrow Koba, he looks at an old video of his younger-self and Will together.

Caesar tells the curious Malcolm that; the man on the video was a good man like him. Malcolm later aided the apes; by helping them enter the city and giving them time in the tower by stopping Dreyfus and his men. When doing this act, he stated that he believes that; Caesar will put an end to the chaos that Koba had caused. Malcolm's work; with the apes; allowed Caesar to get back his colony, later Caesar called off his followers; who were threatening Malcolm as the latter told him to evacuate the city or war will break out due to Dreyfus' men making contact with other humans. Caesar refused to leave and told Malcolm to go to his family; instead as this war was started; by Caesar's people and that; the arriving humans will not forgive them; due to the events that; had transpired. The two lamented on their lost chance for peace and tearfully parted ways as friends.

In a deleted scene from War for the Planet of the Apes, recounts Malcolm's death. The colonel says that when he was in the city, a man said that he wanted to see him and that there was work with the ape king; Caesar understood that he was talking about Malcolm. He told him that Caesar was extraordinary, more than just an animal and a great leader, trying to convince the Colonel to make peace with the apes. So, Caesar; he asked about Malcolm's whereabouts; McCullough responded that he shot him. Caesar had been saddened by the death of his friend even though the scene was cut. In the final battle, Caesar goes to kill the colonel to avenge the deaths of Malcolm, his wife Cornelia and their son Blue Eyes, however, McCullough who was mute from the simian flu, tried to get Caesar to kill him. But in the end, Caesar decided against it, knowing that Malcolm, Cornelia and Blue Eyes wouldn't want this and decided to let the colonel suffer and shoot himself.




Ellie, Caesar's friend and the human counterpart of his wife, Cornelia.

Ellie is Caesar's third good human friend.

When Malcolm and his group enter the forest, Caesar meets Ellie for the first time. But Caesar scares them off after Carver had shot Ash in fear. After Caesar allows Malcolm to access the dam to get the power back up and running, the humans get to work the following day. Ellie is more sympathetic towards the apes evidently when she defends them from Carver's hatred statements about them being responsible for the Simian Flu epidemic. After the falling out between Malcolm's group and Caesar caused by Carver's concealed shotgun, Ellie hurriedly follows Malcolm into the Ape Village for plead for Caesar's forgiveness.

Caesar wants nothing to do with them after they broke his trust, but Malcolm and Ellie notice that Cornelia is very ill and Ellie offers to treat his wife's sickness as an act of apologetic gesture. Ellie's good nature reminds Caesar that not every human is bad, and her kindness helps him to reconsider his orders and rectifies that the human's expedition is extended to one day only.

At the beginning of Koba's revolution, Malcolm, Ellie and Alexander ran through the woods after the apes went to the city but stopped when Ellie discovered the body of Caesar. Ellie appeared sad at Caesar's fate, but in a miracle's chance he hadn't been killed and Ellie quickly tries to help treat his wound.

Stopping at the Rodman house, Ellie treats Caesar's gunshot wound, even though he had lost a lot of blood, she was astounded at how well he managed to survive his attack.


Alexander (CE)

Alexander, Caesar's friend and the human counterpart of his son, Blue Eyes.

Alexander is Caesar's fourth good human friend.

Despite Caesar and Alexander's limited interaction, it is shown that; Caesar sees Alexander as a kind human; due to him examining the picture of a young Alex and his mother and even expressing a sign of compassion and sympathy; when looking at the picture; which makes him travel to the city to the hand the sketchbook back to Alex. When helping the humans with the dam, Caesar did not seem to mind his youngest son Cornelius approaching or playing with Alex and Ellie and even smiles at this touching display.

Later, Caesar invites Alex and the others to the ape village in order to monitor their progress in the city.

When Koba usurps Caesar, Alex and his family find Caesar's body in the forest before realizing he is still alive and taking him to the city; for him to recover. Once at the Rodman house, Alex notices a photo of Caesar; with Will Rodman on the mantelpiece; making him understand why the ape king sympathized with him and his family.

As Caesar recovered from his wound, Alex expressed concern for the ape while drawing a sketch of him in his book.


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Nova, Caesar's ally and fifth good friend.

Nova is Caesar's ally and his fifth good human friend.

Not exactly a friend, but not exactly a foe, Caesar and Nova have a bit of an odd relationship. Caesar is seen to argue; with Maurice over Nova's fate when they find her and he tells Maurice to just leave her, basically to die. Maurice is insistent and Caesar is forced to agree to take Nova with them.

As the journey goes on, she helps Caesar through the night of his imprisonment by giving him food and water. Caesar and Nova develop a friendship; with each other, accepting her as an honorary ape and great friend. He; even allows Nova to play with Cornelius in their new home.


Douglas Hunsiker[]

Douglas Hunsiker

Douglas, Caesar's animal hating former neighbor.

Douglas was Caesar's former neighbor and first enemy.

Douglas had a bad temper and clashed with his neighbors; when three-year-old Caesar, overly curious, escaped from the Rodman house and crept down to Douglas's garden; which scared his children when the curious chimpanzee wanted to ride a bicycle found in Douglas' garage, causing Douglas to try to attack Caesar with a baseball bat.

Douglas chased Caesar through his garden, causing the frightened chimpanzee to fall off the fence and cut his shin on the gardening tools, nearly hitting him; before Will and Charles arrived to save him from any beating. While it is understandable that his actions were completely unjustified, as Caesar posed no real threat to his children; time, as it was; even too young and small to be considered dangerous. Although Charles insisted on it; "He just wanted to play," Douglas warned the Rodmans not to let Caesar near their house or their children again or else.

Five years later, Douglas attacked Charles, who was then suffering from Alzheimer's disease, for damage to his car. He refused to show mercy towards Charles; who tried to stop him from calling the police. Douglas began threatening and pushing Charles; which had provoked Caesar to anger; that he had never forgotten the man's attempt on his life to retaliate and bite off Douglas's right index finger; but by accident.

In revenge, Douglas presumably called the police and animal control; and Caesar was sent to the San Bruno Primate Shelter. It was evident that Douglas had lied to them; by claiming that the ape had gone crazy and attacked him for no clear reason; But actually; In reality, Caesar had a good reason for attacking Douglas.

Douglas' past attempt on Caesar's life and threatening behavior towards his adoptive family had earned him the ape's justified hatred.

Dodge Landon[]

Dodge Landon

Dodge, Caesar's enemy, tormentor and accidental victim.

Dodge was Caesar's enemy, tormentor and accidental victim.

From the beginning, Caesar and Dodge had an antagonistic relationship. When Caesar wanted to escape from the San Bruno Primate Shelter on his first day, Dodge promised a way out only to trap him in his cage. Caesar then throws "Grade A Primate Chow" in Dodge's face; by accident and shouts funny. Dodge hoses him down and continues to bully him throughout his stay at the shelter.

When Caesar and the other apes rebel, Dodge is the first to witness Caesar speak and his first victim; when electrocuted; accidentally. Caesar is horrified; for what he has done; but he doesn't cry for long.

Steven Jacobs[]

Steven Jacobs

Steven, Caesar's enemy.

Steven was Caesar's enemy.

When Caesar's mother, Bright Eyes, became enraged and was killed by security, Steven had ordered the euthanasia of all the chimpanzees at Gen Sys Labs. Unknown to Steven, the newborn Caesar was saved from this fate as the kindly Keeper Robert Franklin refused to kill him and hand the baby chimpanzee over to Will Rodman. Years later, Caesar would lead an ape rebellion and Steven (unwilling to let his business suffer) joined the police in a helicopter and told them they had to kill the ape leader.

After the battle on the Golden Gate Bridge, Steven had identified Caesar as the ape leader, causing Caesar to be shot by the police and forced to run for cover. Caesar would run towards a police car where he would find chains and throw them at Steven and the shooter who took them down, but one of the pilots started shooting at Caesar, causing his gorilla friend Buck to come to his aid.

Buck's attack on the helicopter caused it to crash into the bridge, killing everyone except Steven, who was severely injured and dangling precariously over the waters below. Steven would beg Caesar for help and the chimpanzee was about to do so, however, Caesar, distraught over his friend's death; (correctly) seeing Steven as a corrupt man and the cause of ape oppression, he decided not to help him and allowed the bonobo Koba to finish off Steven.


Caesar & Koba

Koba, Caesar's former advisor, former close friend and former honorary brother, turned enemy, attempted killer and victim.

Koba was Caesar's close friend turned enemy, attempted killer and victim.

Koba was the opposite of Caesar; while Caesar still feels sympathy and compassion for humans, Koba hates them for all the times they abused him and sent him to laboratories as a test subject. Koba can be seen as Caesar's potential rival. Early on, it can be seen through the little interaction the two apes have that Caesar trusted Koba enough to lead a group of chimpanzees for the assault on the top of the Golden Gate Bridge. It was evident that when Caesar pulls Koba away from Will, if Caesar hadn't intervened when he did, Koba would have killed him, hinting at the rivalry the two apes will have 10 years in the future. This confrontation also gave Koba knowledge of Caesar's sympathy and compassion for humans.

After 10 years, Koba was appointed Caesar's advisor and was one of his main companions besides Maurice, Cornelia and Rocket. Caesar appears to have forgiven Koba's attempted attack on Will and now fully trusts that Koba will take the bonobo's advice to heart. The two were close friends, but acted like brothers, as Koba thinks Caesar's eldest son, Blue Eyes, is his nephew due to the bond the two elder apes share. The rediscovery of humans tests their friendship. Caesar was forced to defend himself when Koba accuses him of loving humans more than apes, causing Caesar to attack Koba for his insolence. This would be the breaking point of their relationship, as Koba would make plans to overthrow Caesar.

Caesar later glared at Koba before Koba shot him in the shoulder and was seriously injured while Koba was leading the apes to war. Later, Caesar confronts Koba and the bonobo is surprised at Caesar's survival before stating that he had no place among the apes that now follow him. Caesar claims that they follow him into war and madness, while Koba claims that the apes will win the war with him as leader before declaring Caesar weak. Caesar, unharmed and defiant, labels Koba as weaker, causing the latter to lash out at him. Caesar then battles his former friend for supremacy over the colony, as they fight, Caesar brought up Koba's betrayal as he claimed that he loved Koba as a brother, but the bonobo rebuked Caesar's word by proclaiming that he was the brother of Koba. the humans. Caesar, in turn, denounced Koba's claim to fight for the apes by mentioning that Koba killed an ape and claimed that Koba rebelled on his own and belonged in a cage. This only served to enrage him and the battle continued.

When the tower explodes (due to Dreyfus detonating explosives), Caesar and his followers attempted to help any wounded ape who was caught in the explosion while Koba steals Grey's gun and opens fires on the apes in an attempt to kill Caesar. Caesar, angered and disgusted by this act leaps at Koba causing both to fall. Caesar lands to safety while Koba is left dangling from a ledge, he begs his former friend to save him using the "Ape Not Kill Ape" law. Caesar held Koba but looking at the destruction done by him, he disowned Koba as a true ape and allowed him to fall to his death. This act was shown to have been done with reluctance as Caesar would later mourn and grieve over Koba's death, showing that despite the latter's actions the previous bond of the brotherhood still meant something to him but felt it needed to be done, however, he could not forgive the bonobo for his actions.

During War, Caesar also seems to regret trusting Koba in the first place and not realizing how evil he really was on the inside and now finally seeing him as his greatest and most hated enemy, even in death. Koba's presence still haunts Caesar (even in his dreams and hallucinations) and becomes his inner demon. He seems to hate being compared to him, as he was angry. Maurice accused him of this when he sought revenge on the colonel for killing his son and his wife, but it seems he recognized that his actions were no different.



Carver, Caesar's enemy.

Carver was Caesar's enemy.

Caesar met Carver when the latter shot/injured his nephew Ash and threatened the life of Caesar's son, Blue Eyes, in the forest and while Malcolm tried to apologize for the situation, Carver scolded him for talking to what he thought were animals. Fools. However, Caesar and his colony not only managed to prove Carver wrong, but left him visibly shaken by speaking to them and ordering his group to leave the forest. Later, when Caesar allowed Malcolm's group to work on the dam, Carver expressed his distaste for the apes, falsely believing that they are responsible for the Simian Flu Outbreak that wiped out the human race.

While Malcolm's group was working on the dam and suffered some injuries, Cornelius, Caesar's young son, becomes curious and decides to investigate the humans, where he ends up befriending Ellie and Alexander and not liking Carver; who bluntly ruined the fun between the apes and the humans. Carver crossed the line when Cornelius accidentally discovered a gun hidden in his toolbox; which not only broke Caesar's rule of not carrying weapons; but he gains the human's ire and made him threaten the baby chimpanzee, causing Blue Eyes to intervene and threaten him.

Caesar would come and protect his two sons from this situation; attacking Carver and nearly beating him to death for threatening his children; if Malcolm hadn't calmed down Caesar and thrown his weapon from the dam and ordered the humans to leave the Ape Territory. When Malcolm says that to Caesar; I had no idea about that; Carver had a gun with him, realizing that; Malcolm tells the truth, he gives his group another chance; but Caesar; he makes it clear that he wants Carver out of ape territory, since he cannot be trusted; to which Malcolm agrees.


There are already on their way! - Dreyfus

Dreyfus, Caesar's enemy and human opposite.

Dreyfus was Caesar's enemy and human opposite.

Although Caesar had no direct contact with the leader of the human colony, it is very clear that he does not trust Dreyfus and in return, he does not trust Caesar. Dreyfus was surprised when Caesar addresses the humans in English; he enters the city and threatens to make war if the humans do not obey his orders to stay away from the apes' territory. Later; when Malcolm threatens to kill Dreyfus, the latter once again shows his disgust and contempt for the apes by saying so; They are purely stupid animals; They don't know what they're doing.

J. Wesley McCullough[]

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McCullough, Caesar's enemy.

McCullough was Caesar's enemy.

Initially, McCullough was simply the leader of the humans attempting to destroy Caesar's colony and was therefore a natural enemy; but McCullough goes personally to Caesar's house; to murder him and mistakenly murders Caesar's son, Blue Eyes, and his wife, Cornelia. This led Caesar to develop a grudge against McCullough and he embarks on a near-desperate mission to kill him.

Caesar's hatred of McCullough increases; when he finds members of his ape colony hanging outside and left to starve. Once Caesar is captured, he informs McCullough that it was his son, Blue Eyes, and his wife, Cornelia; he had killed. McCullough sarcastically apologized; since he intended to kill Caesar; who is angry about his statement.

While captive, Caesar sees that McCullough also imprisoned most of Caesar's colony and used them as slaves to build his wall. Caesar even saw his youngest son, Cornelius among them; but he hid this from the humans, so that his last remaining son would be safe.

During McCullough's attempts to break Caesar, he chains him up while he works and shoots a weakened orangutan in front of Caesar after the latter defends him. He has Red tie Caesar outside in the cold, while refusing to feed or hydrate Caesar and the rest of the apes. When Caesar confronts McCullough about his previous peace attempt, McCullough ignores him and explains to Caesar; why humans and apes can never have peace.

When McCullough explains that to Caesar; was forced to kill his own son, Caesar felt some sympathy towards him; but this was short lived as McCullough then says; he was glad of that; he had killed Caesar's son, Blue Eyes, so that he could not inherit Caesar's kingdom. Caesar attempted to attack McCullough; Who tells Caesar that? he was taking all of his actions too personally. He was impressed too; by Caesar's intellect, once he discovered the reason for the wall.

During the final battle between the two human factions, Caesar insists on staying to kill McCullough; although it could cost him his life. But; when he arrives at McCullough's office, he finds the human lying on his bed and points his own gun at him; until he discovered that McCullough has been reduced to a primitive state; due to the simian flu mutation. When McCullough grabbed the gun; Have Caesar shoot him. At first Caesar agreed; but he struggled to pull the trigger; until he decided not to, remembering that McCullough was in a similar situation; with his own infected son; who trusted his own father to kill him.

Caesar decided not to kill McCullough; because the human expected empathy, something Caesar decided not to give him because the human did not deserve any type of empathy, since he saw McCullough for what he really was; a man; who was crooked; because of fear; who will do everything possible to protect himself from the simian flu mutation.

Caesar gave McCullough the gun; make the decision to live as a primitive human or commit suicide. Watch as McCullough takes his gun and shoots himself in the head, ending his sick regime. Caesar showed no emotion at the human's death, realizing that; his previous path would have taken a turn; in something like the latter.


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Winter, one of Caesar's former soldiers now enemy and victim.

Winter was one of Caesar's soldiers, turned enemy and accidental victim.

Despite being a faithful follower of Caesar; During the Human-Ape War, Winter's cowardice got the better of him so much that he revealed Caesar's location to Red to protect himself. This decision allowed McCullough to find the ape hideout where he killed many of the apes; including Caesar's wife and eldest son.

Caesar harbored great hatred towards Winter for his betrayal, after finding him Caesar interrogated him. Winter revealed the information she had and tried to ask for forgiveness, but Caesar refused. Caesar told Winter what his actions had cost him, while a frightened Winter tried to call the Alpha-Omega soldiers to save him, but Caesar was present; with Luca and Rocket they suffocate him to keep him quiet. But Caesar unknowingly suffocated Winter to death, although he hated the traitorous albino gorilla for his indirect role in the deaths of Blue-Eyes and Cornelia, he had no intention of killing him; when he discovered that; had accidentally killed Winter, Caesar was horrified by what he had done.


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Preacher, Caesar's enemy and killer.

Preacher was Caesar's enemy, Indirect victim and killer.

In the final Human-Ape War, Caesar met Preacher; who was shocked to meet the Ape King. Preacher didn't believe Caesar's words of just fighting to protect his people and was shocked; when Caesar spared him.

Despite Caesar's mercy, Preacher was not all moved; by this act as he took part in tormenting the latter after he was captured.

Caesar; even brought this up to him, Preacher seemed conflicted; but put his loyalties to his people first. Preacher's goal was to kill Caesar; in order to cripple the ape colony, although he does die days later from the arrow wound he had received from Preacher; but causing the death of the ape king was ultimately in vain; as Caesar assures Maurice that; the apes are strong; with or; without him.