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Gatto is a minor antagonist of Trollhunters.

He is a Mountain Troll who lives in Ojos del Salado at Argentina, inside a volcano where his keep resides and 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 after the last time they confronted each other, 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 from the Gumm-Gumm warlord.

Trollhunters (Part Three)

Blinky and AAARRRGGHH!!! arrive at Ojos del Salado to recruit the Volcanic Trolls for their battle against Gunmar and Morgana. While Gatto was surprised at first to learn that Merlin has indeed returned, he still believes that the world is doomed anyway, even if the wizard's back to wage an inevitable war. Gatto refuses to help, despite Blinky’s warnings that the entire world will be destroyed, including his own home. In his arrogance, Gatto believes that if it means getting something more to eat, then he'd allow the world to burn. Of course, he proclaims that he'd allied himself with Gunmar cause just because he hates the Trollhunters after what they did to him.

An annoyed and distraught Blinky had enough of Gatto's ignorance and ridiculous spite, proclaiming that they must find help elsewhere, perhaps from the Quagawumps.

Physical Appearance

Because of his immense size, the earth was built around Gatto to protect him from sunlight. Inside his lava-filled belly is where Gatto keeps his most valuable possessions, which are only accessible to those brave enough to attempt to answer his riddles.
The Art of Trollhunters

Gatto is basically a humongous troll made out of volcanic rocks. His insides/stomach are filled with treasure he had hoarded over time (though somehow the treasures remain intact when his lava acids rise, possibly proving that troll organs are different than human organs, or perhaps the treasures are somehow magically protected).

Whenever he is outside of his volcano body, his mouth and eyes float as he is capable of projecting a smaller, floating form of his face.

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

  • Direct Sunlight: Like all trolls, Gatto is highly vulnerable to sunlight and will burn him to stone through physical contact. He hides inside a volcano to protect himself from sunlight.
  • Immense Size: Due to his large structure, Gatto is visibly very slow as he was unable to catch or even chase after the Trollhunters. It is possible he cannot even move without his projection form.
  • Spicy Food: When Gatto is fed Toby's diablo maximus tacos/burritos, he develops a massive diarrhea and will spew lava in the form of the most unpleasant matter. This is one of the only ways of escaping Gatto's Keep alive.

Relationships

Enemies

Enemies

Jim Lake Jr.

Gatto hates Jim with a burning passion, mostly because he escaped him alive twice, with the Birthstone and the Kairosect. He even once falsely accused him of being a changeling working for Gunmar (which doesn’t make sense, since the amulet would never choose a changeling to be a Trollhunter).

Blinky Galadrigal

Gatto hates Blinky, to the point where he would ally himself with Gunmar and attempt to turn him over.

Claire Nuñez

Gatto hates Claire because she solved his riddle. 

Toby Domzalski

Gatto has come to 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!!!, possibly because they are part of team Trollhunters.

Quotes

Main article: Gatto/Quotes

Episode Appearances

Trollhunters

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 Monster"
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).
    • However, in Part Three, he implies that he was willing to ally himself with Gunmar out of mere spite towards the Trollhunters, due to his selfish nature.
  • Gatto requiring those who want to enter his keep to answer a riddle is a parody of the concept that those wanting to cross a bridge guarded by a troll must answer a riddle to pass through.
  • Gatto's name literally traverses from the Spanish word "gato", which translates to "cat" and is one of a troll's favorite food.

Gallery

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