|George the Ape|
|Species||Human / Ape (Rampage games)|
Albino gorilla (Film adaption)
Cyan (Puzzle Attack)
Dark Pink (Cancelled Kinect Reboot)
Albino (Film adaption)
|Skin Color||Cream (Rampage games)|
Pink (Film adaption)
|Eye Color||Dark Orange/Yellow (Rampage)|
Red (Total Destruction)
Light Blue (Film adaption)
|First Appearance||Rampage (1986)|
|Last Appearance||Rampage (2018)|
|“||George the Ape doesn't monkey around. He uses his climbing abilities to scale buildings quickly, and he's always on the lookout for bananas to increase his health. If you see this monkey, you know what to do - run!||”|
— Official Rampage: Total Destruction description
He made his first debut in Rampage (1986), then reappeared in Rampage: World Tour, Rampage 2: Universal Tour, Rampage Through Time, Rampage: Puzzle Attack, and the most recent game in the series, Rampage: Total Destruction. He has made a continuous appearance throughout the series.
In every Rampage game, George, along with Lizzie and Ralph, are typically mutated into monsters through experiments conducted at Scumlabs (or any other science-related quandary). These experiments go horribly wrong and transform them into giant monsters. This is the generic origin for most monsters that appear in the Rampage franchise. However, it differs slightly in each game:
George was a scientist until he became mutated by experimental vitamins, becoming a giant-sized gorilla as a result. Coincidentally, Lizzie and Ralph also became mutated into giant monsters. Throughout the game, the trio begins to desolate every high-rise city, destroying buildings, gorge civilians, smash vehicles and eradicate offensive military forces which stood in their wake of destruction until they reach Plano, Illinois, the final level of the game.
Rampage: World Tour (1997)Edit
George's origin is similar to his origin in Rampage (1986). This time, he is a scientist working at a Scumlabs facility until an explosion occurred, mutating him into a giant-sized ape. George, Lizzie, and Ralph, mutated by the blast, travel the world to destroy all of Scumlabs' bases and all of the Scumlabs employees.
Rampage 2: Universal Tour (1999)Edit
The Wrecking Crew are unplayable at the beginning of the game, as they are all imprisoned in heavy duty cages for the whole world to see. This is because Dr. Elizabeth Veronica captured them once they were tiny. They are in Tokyo, London and George were held captive in New York City. He waits for his rescue when the newer monsters Boris, Curtis, and Ruby are created from another explosion created during an experiment in a new lab in Salt Lake City.
Once George's cage has been smashed open, he is unlocked as a playable monster. The code to play as George is 'SM14N'.
After all of The Wrecking Crew have been freed, they are all playable during the invasion of the aliens when they attempt to conquer the Earth.
Rampage: Total Destruction (2006)Edit
George was a man in his early 20s until he drank some Scum Soda, causing him to have a violent reaction, transforming him into a giant-sized Ape. He is one of the 6 initially playable monsters that broke out of his Cryo-Tube, along with Lizzie, Ralph, Rhett, Ramsey, and Gilman.
At the end of the game, when George reaches the final Scum Soda base in New York City, a Scum Blimp will try to fire green lasers at him, of which deal a great amount of damage if the rays do make contact with him.
In the credits, George can be seen picking nits off Joe the Wildman's back. Later on in the credits, he is also seen standing in the middle of the screen, with the rest of The Wrecking Crew standing either side of him (just like the Main Menu logo).
In the film, George is a rare albino silverback which was rescued at the age of 2 by the main protagonist Davis Okoye and the two share a strong friendship. One night, George is sprayed with an unknown serum which crashed into his home. This serum caused George to become aggressive, as well as increase his size up to the point of becoming huge and out of control.
Through each game, George portrays distinctly different physical characteristics. In general, he is always depicted with having brown hair with peach colored skin highlights, a peach colored skin underbelly, a mohawk-esk tuff sticking out the top of his head, sharp teeth and small beard-like tuffs of fur sticking out either side of his head.
However, in other Rampage games he cultivates a different appearance each time:
George's physical stature looked more serious and realistic.
He had dark brown hair color with cream colored skin highlights and a cream skin colored underbelly, sharp teeth, and red eyes. George had smoothed out fur and did not have a mohawk-esk tuff sticking out the top of his head.
Rampage: World Tour (1997)Edit
George's physical appearance changed; he then adopted a more cartoony art style.
He had brown fur with peach colored skin highlights, sharp teeth, a cream skin colored underbelly, a mohawk-esk tuff sticking out the top of his head, red eyes with yellow iris and black pupils and beard-like tuffs of hair sticking out either side of his head.
Rampage 2: Universal Tour (1999)Edit
George's physical appearance still undertook a similar appearance to that of Rampage: World Tour and only some slight changes were made.
He had brown hair with cream colored skin highlights, a cream skin colored underbelly, red eyes with yellow iris and black pupils, sharp teeth, beard-like tuffs of hair sticking out either side of his head.
George continued to reuse this physical appearance through both Rampage Through Time (2000) and Rampage: Puzzle Attack (2001).
Rampage: Total Destruction (2006)Edit
George's physical appearance again undergone a whole new look.
He had brown hair with peach colored skin highlights, a peach colored skin underbelly, a mohawk-esk tuff sticking out the top of his head, sharp teeth and small beard-like tuffs of hair sticking out either side of his head.
This is the most recognized and iconic image of George that everybody distinguishes him to be.
On the box cover of Rampage: Total Destruction, George looks much more different to how he looks in the game. He looks much more serious.
In the Rampage movie, George (played by Jason Liles) is an albino silverback gorilla and is quite regular at first. But a serum causes George to become more aggressive and also causes him to grow to a staggering height as time passes.
George seems to have no mutations or differences in his design rather than being giant, whereas Ralph and Lizzie in the film have certain additions to their body structure.
During the finale of the movie (thanks to leaked clips), George was neutralized into what he normally acts but is quite still tall. He starts fighting both Lizzie and Ralph, first hitting Lizzie with a building. with the help of his friend Davis Okoye, he leads Ralph to fight Lizzie, but proved to be more dangerous.
As Okoye is almost getting killed by Lizzie, George almost sacrifices himself to save his founding first friend, as he saves him by getting dragged and bitten by Lizzie, getting hit with her club, and tossing him into a building which impales him.
Soon, George survives and as Davis shoots missiles and rockets from a destroyed, yet working helicopter, he was about to be eaten, without all of a sudden, George jumps with the same building he got impaled with, and impaled Lizzie in the eye, through her face, killing her in the process.
He soon plays a joke on his friend, playing dead if he died from his wounds, but woke up playing dead and soon, the credits roll, leaving the surviving characters on the battleground.
During Rampage (1986) and Rampage: World Tour, George has equal statistics as Ralph and Lizzie.
George is a well-rounded monster, with stats rivaling those of Ralph's. George's statistics such as weight have also been the same through every game too. In addition, his climbing skills have always been excellent in the recent Rampage games.
In most of the recent Rampage games, when George eats a banana, it replenishes most (or all) of his health.
In Rampage: Total Destruction, George has almost equal statistics as Ralph, though George can climb much faster than Ralph.
George has proven that his enhance his strength be able to fight off Ralph though his combat might not be at great at first because Ralph has shown to be able to hold George down proven that George being in captivity don't have much of the survival. Though it seems George is using objects against his opponents as he able to knock down Lizzie that is largest out of the three. George even has proven to be able to climb on buildings and leap. Though his speed is greater but not as fast as Ralph but faster than Lizzie.
- The name "George" is a commonly used name for primate characters.
- On the official Rampage: Total Destruction website, the news reporter mentions that George was smashing up a casino in Las Vegas because, before he was mutated, he actually lost a bet in a game of Black Jack. This could also explain why George participated in the Scum Soda advertisement.
- George was unquestionably inspired by King Kong.
- In Rampage 2: Universal Tour, the password that unlocks George, 'SM14N,' is secretly saying 'SIMIAN,' which is Latin for "ape" or "monkey."
- In Rampage 2: Universal Tour, George is held in a cage in New York. This is a reference to the movie King Kong.
- George is the only character seen in human form prior to transformation in Rampage: Total Destruction. He is also the only one to get actual voice acting as a human, rather than the generic screaming he made if eaten while human in previous games.
- George appears as an NPC in Lego Dimensions.
- The version of George in the 2018 movie is based on a real albino silverback gorilla named Snowflake.
- In the movie adaptation of Rampage, it is possible that George was changed to albino to avoid similarities to King Kong even though the original character was inspired by Kong.
|Rampage: (1986)||George • Lizzie • Ralph • Larry (Atari Lynx version only)|
|Rampage World Tour (1997)||George • Lizzie • Ralph • V.E.R.N. • Eustace DeMonic|
|Rampage 2: Universal Tour (1999)||Curtis • Boris • Ruby • George • Lizzie • Ralph • Myukus • Pucous • Noobus|
|Rampage Through Time (2000)||George • Lizzie • Ralph • Myukus • Harley (Playstation exclusive only) • Curtis • Boris • Ruby|
|Rampage Puzzle Attack (2001)||George • Ralph • Lizzie • Ruby • Boris • Myukus • Curtis • Noobus|
|Rampage: Total Destruction (2006)||George • Lizzie • Ralph • Ramsey • Gilman • Rhett • Boris (Wii exclusive only) • Ruby (Wii exclusive only) • Cal • Leon • Crock • Kyle • Squirmy (Wii exclusive only) • Fabio (Wii exclusive only) • Marco • Rojo • Plucky (Wii exclusive only) • Fifi (Wii exclusive only) • Icky • Venus • Wally • Harry • Shelby • Amanda • Natalie • Kingston • Rocky • Sarah (Wii exclusive only) • Brian (Wii exclusive only) • Edwin • Joe • Bart • Jack • Jill • Nick • Cyril (Wii exclusive only) • Vern (Wii exclusive only) • Philbert • Eyegore • Bubba|
|Rampage (Cancelled Kinect Reboot) (2012)||George • Lizzie • Ralph • Unnamed Robot Monster • Unnamed Tentacled Monster • Unnamed Hunchback Monster • Unnamed Praying Mantis Monster|
|Rampage (2018 film)||George • Lizzie • Ralph • Unnamed Rat Monster|