Manfred, better known as Manny, is a imperial mammoth and the main protagonist of the Ice Age franchise. He is Ellie's love interest and later, her husband, Peaches' father, and Sid and Diego's best friend. Manny started out as a neighborhood grump in the first film, but making friends with a grond sloth named Sid and a sabre toothed tiger named Diego led him to rise above his pain. It's the same when he falls in love with Ellie and the two of them have a daughter, Peaches. Manny faces thugs and predators on his journey to becoming a noble hero and father.