Bad Ape
WPOTA Bad Ape with hoodie
Biographical information
Born {{{Birth}}}
Died {{{Death}}}
Species Chimpanzee
Gender Male
Age Unknown
Status Alive
Family Unknown
Continuity Movies (CE)
Portrayed By Steve Zahn
Voiced By Steve Zahn
First Appearance War for the Planet of the Apes
Last Appearance War for the Planet of the Apes
Only Appearance {{{Only}}}
Are there more like you? More apes from zoo?
Dead. All dead. Long time. Human get sick. Ape get smart. Then human kill ape. But not me. I run.
You learned to speak?
Listen. Human. "Bad ape!" Bad Ape.
— Bad Ape explains his origin to Caesar.

Bad Ape is an altered chimpanzee who will appear in War for the Planet of the Apes. Bad Ape lived formerly in the Sierra Safari Zoo in Nevada before the Simian Flu outbreak and he's not related to Caesar's group.


War for the Planet of the ApesEdit

Not much is known about Bad Ape other than he came from and lived in the Sierra Safari Zoo in Reno, Nevada, United States. Over the years, Bad Ape repeatedly heard and listened to his human handlers call him "Bad Ape" and as such, over time he began to firmly believe that "Bad Ape" was indeed his name.

Some time later when the Simian Flu first broke out, Bad Ape became infected along with the rest of his fellow apes but as a result, he and the other apes evolved and became incredibly intelligent. With his newfound intelligence, Bad Ape immediately realized that the humans were quickly becoming sick while he and the other apes got smarter. However as the humans got sicker and the apes got smarter, the humans began killing the apes. Terrified; Bad Ape managed to escape the zoo and fled into the wilderness. As time passed, Bad Ape learned to speak from remembering how he used to watch and listen the humans speak to him.


Not much is known about Bad Ape's personality at this moment other than he is a congenial and anxious yet friendly ape; if not a little bit crazy from (presumably) witnessing the deaths of his fellow apes and the constant years of isolation in the mountains. Upon meeting Caesar and his allies, Bad Ape was overjoyed and estactic to finally meet apes who were evolved like himself; happily stating "new friends" and sharing his food rations with them.


  • Animal Strength: Like all chimpanzees, Bad Ape is very powerful and strong.
  • High-Level Intellect: Bad Ape has been given the ALZ-113, through unknown methods, giving him increased intelligence.
  • Speech: Having been given the ALZ-113, through unknown methods, Bad Ape has gained the ability of speech. He was taught how to speak by humans.


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  • Although the character's name is officially "Bad Ape", this not technically his name. "Bad Ape" is just the derogatory name that the humans gave him repeatedly thus over time he mistakenly began to believe that his name was actually indeed "Bad Ape".


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