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Gatto is a Mountain Troll who lives in Ojos del Salado at Argentina, inside a volcano where his keep resides. He was a member of the Troll Tribunal, until Gunmar finally reveals himself to the trolls.

History

Trollhunters (Part One)

After learning that Gatto possessed the Birthstone of Gunmar, Jim, Toby, Claire, Blinky, and AAARRRGGHH!!! go to get it. When the group first meet Gatto, he gives them a challenging riddle to determine if they get what they came for, or if he gets to eat them. The riddle is, “What begins but has no end, and ends all that begins?” 

Claire correctly answers that it is "Death", Gatto remarked no one has surpassed his challenge and lived to tell about it. As Volcanic Trolls surround them, Blinky realizes that Gatto was never going to honor his end of the bargain and that the gigantic troll hoards treasure to lure others into his belly; Gatto shamelessly says a mountain needs to eat. He proceeds to devour Toby and Blinky while his henchmen chase after the others. However, both managed to find the Birthstone in his stomach and gave him indigestion with tacos in order to escape via his "backdoor".

Later, Jim, sans his amulet comes before Gatto and demands the Kairosect. Amused by the demand and still bitter about being fed tacos, Gatto demanded a reason to let him live. The Trollhunter dared him to answer his riddle, "What do you call cheese that isn't yours?" Though Gatto correctly answers, "Nacho cheese", Jim then summons the other Trollhunters, who appear through a portal conjured by Claire's Shadow Staff, before entering Gatto's mouth. Annoyed that he's being burgled again, Gatto orders his trolls into his belly to stop them. However, they were unable to stop the Trollhunters from obtaining the Kairosect and feeding Gatto a burrito more spicier than the last. As the Trollhunters flee, Gatto curses Jim.

Trollhunters (Part Two)

Gatto is shown as a member of the Troll Tribunal.  He attends the meeting using a projection of his face made of floating rocks. He is one of the Tribunal members that voted for the Killahead Bridge to be hidden away indefinitely.  

When Jim was later on trial by the Tribunal for treason, as Queen Usurna forced Toby to be Jim's attorney in accordance with troll law, Toby tried to get Gatto removed from the jury due to his biased stance against Jim, but was denied.

After Jim was sentenced to the Deep, Usurna then revealed herself to be in league with Gunmar, prompting Gatto to release control of his construct form to flee the Gumm-Gumm king.

Trollhunters (Part Three)

Blinky and AAARRRGGHH!!! arrive at the volcano to recruit the Volcanic Trolls for their battle against Gunmar and Morgana. Gatto refuses to help, despite Blinky’s warnings that the entire world will be destroyed, including his own home. While Gatto was surprised at first to learn that Merlin has returned and intends to wage an inevitable war, he still believes that the world is doomed anyway, even if the wizard's back.

Physical Appearance

Gatto is basically just a head made out of rocks. Whenever he is outside of his volcano, his mouth and eyes float. 

Personality

Gatto is a mean, selfish and unpleasant being; he accumulates treasures only to attract others and devour them. He is capable of devouring his own subordinates without reason, even if they solve his riddles fair and square.

Powers & Abilities

Powers

Abilities

Weaknesses

Relationships

Jim Lake Jr.

Gatto hates Jim with a burning passion, even falsely accusing him as the changeling working for Gunmar, which doesn’t even make sense, since the amulet wouldn’t have chosen a changeling to be a Trollhunter.

Blinky Galadrigal

Gatto hates Blinky, to the point where he allied himself with Gunmar and attempted to turn him over.

Claire Nuñez

Gatto hates Claire because she solved his riddle. 

Toby Domzalski

Gatto has come hold a grudge against Toby with him constantly throw food (especially very spicy food) in his stomach that cause a large amount of turmoil in his stomach.

AAARRRGGHH!!!

Like with Blinky, Gatto hates AAARRRGGHH!!!.

Quotes

Main article: Gatto/Quotes

Episode Appearances

Trollhunters Part 1
"Becoming: Part 1"
Absent
"Becoming: Part 2"
Absent
"Wherefore Art Thou, Trollhunter?"
Absent
"Gnome Your Enemy"
Absent
"Waka Chaka!"
Absent
"Win, Lose, or Draal"
Absent
"To Catch A Changeling"
Absent
"Adventures in Trollsitting"
Absent
"Bittersweet Sixteen"
Absent
"Young Atlas"
Absent
"Recipe for Disaster"
Absent
"Claire and Present Danger"
Absent
"The Battle of Two Bridges"
Absent
"Return of the Trollhunter"
Absent
"Mudslinging"
Absent
"Roaming Fees May Apply"
Appears
"Blinky's Day Out"
Mentioned
"The Shattered King"
Mentioned
"Airheads"
Absent
"Where Is My Mind?"
Absent
"Party Monsters"
Mentioned
"It's About Time"
Appears
"Wingmen"
Absent
"Angor Management"
Absent
"A Night to Remember"
Absent
"Something Rotten This Way Comes"
Absent
Trollhunters Part 2
"Escape from the Darklands"
Appears
"Skullcrusher"
Absent
"Grand Theft Otto"
Absent
"KanjigAAARRRGGHH!!!"
Absent
"Homecoming"
Absent
"Hiss Hiss, Bang Bang"
Absent
"Hero with a Thousand Faces"
Absent
"Just Add Water"
Absent
"Creepslayerz"
Absent
"The Reckless Club"
Appears
"Unbecoming"
Absent
"Mistrial and Error"
Appears
"In the Hall of the Gumm-Gumm King"
Appears
Trollhunters Part 3
"Night Patroll"
Absent
"Arcadia's Most Wanted"
Absent
"Bad Coffee"
Absent
"So I'm Dating a Sorceress"
Absent
"The Exorcism of Claire Nunez"
Absent
"Parental Guidance"
Absent
"The Oath"
Absent
"For the Glory of Merlin"
Absent
"In Good Hands"
Absent
"A House Divided"
Appears
"Jimhunters"
Absent
"The Eternal Knight: Part 1"
Absent
"The Eternal Knight: Part 2"
Absent

Trivia

  • Although Gatto is not necessarily a full villain, he's actually an anti-villain. He's not affiliated with Gunmar in any sort of way nor has any intentions of world conquest. However, the fact that he's willing to let the world fall into chaos, eat his own people plus visitors, make up slanderous accusations, and even run away from Gunmar's mere presence makes him despicable enough (maybe almost as bad as Queen Usurna).

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