Manotaurs are creatures who are half bull and half man, similar to Minotaurs. The main difference is they seem to be more "manly." They live in the caves of Gravity Falls which they call the "Man Cave."
Due to high levels of testosterone, manotaurs are known to be stubborn, aggressive, and often disagree. They are easily offended by remarks regarding their manliness and will do anything to prove themselves worthy. They are feared by most of the animals of the forest and even by Manly Dan.
They show carelessness towards other creatures (e.g. Chutzpar's use of a buck to scratch his back hair). They tend to dislike creatures who do not act in ways deemed "manly," and they are not above teasing others.
Other than their superhuman strength, manotaurs have a keen sense of smell. They are able to smell beef jerky and the emotional issues of Dipper.
The manotaurs have a very distinct ritual in which one becomes a "man", apparently consisting of 50 trials. It begins with plunging one's hand into the painhole, which is a mysterious pot hole that will give the hand's owner utter agony. Then, one proceeds to hauling a party wagon piled with all the manotaurs, developing chest hair (or in Dipper's case, glue manotaur hair onto his chest), cross a stream filled with crocodiles, forcing your eyes to read motivational posters of Glory and Freedom, drinking from a fire hydrant, leaping from cliff to cliff, and ultimately complete a task from Leaderaur.
- 106. "Dipper vs. Manliness"
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|Creatures Residing in Gravity Falls|
| Bigfoot | Chutzpar | Clones | Cooler Monster | Cursed Doors | Cursed Egyptian super termites |
Floating Eyeballs | Ghosts | Giant spiders | Giant Vampire Bats | Gnomes | Gobblewonker | Leaderaur
Manotaurs | Mermando | Merpeople | Paper Jam Dipper | Orange creature | Pa and Ma | Skull bats
Summerween Trickster | Tyrone | Gremloblin | Wax figures