Manotaurs are creatures that are half bull and half man, very similar to Minotaurs, the main difference being their extreme masculinity. They live in a cave in Gravity Falls which they call the "Man Cave."
Manotaurs are known to be hostile, stubborn, aggressive, cantankerous and destructive, so they often disagree with each other. They are easily offended by remarks regarding by 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," like the Multi-Bear as he listens to BABBA songs like "Disco Girl." They are not above teasing others and will even be murderous to things they dislike.
Other than their superhuman strength, manotaurs have a keen sense of smell. They are able to smell beef jerky and the emotional issues of people.
To the manotaurs, strength is key and they have no room for those who lack it. They appear to have cannibalistic tendencies, demonstrated when Leaderaur eats an old and weak manotaur.
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 Pain Hole, which is a mysterious hole in the ground that will give the hand's owner utter agony. Then, one proceeds to haul a party wagon piled with all the manotaurs, develop chest hair (or in Dipper's case, glue manotaur hair onto his chest), cross a stream filled with crocodiles, force their eyes to read motivational posters of Glory and Freedom, drink from a fire hydrant, leap from cliff to cliff, and ultimately complete a task from Leaderaur: climbing the highest mountain and into a cave to take a head from the Multi-Bear.
- 106. "Dipper vs. Manliness"
- 218. "Weirdmageddon Part 1"
- 219. "Weirdmageddon 2: Escape From Reality"
- 220. "Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls"
"I'm a manotaur! Half man! Half...uh...half taur!"
"I smell... emotional issues!"
"The gnomes live in the trees, the merpeople live in the water, 'Cause they're losers! But we Manotaurs, crash in the MAN CAVE!"
"Not MAN enough!? Not MAN enough!? I have three Y chromosomes, six adam's apples, pecs on my abs and FISTS FOR NIPPLES!"
"Boooo! Weak! Hey guys! Who wants to go build something and knock it down!"
- They all have been seen wearing manly objects.
- As there are only a scarce few shot of him from behind in the episode, Chutzpar's bandana is easily mistaken to be a kippah, a traditional Jewish head covering worn by men.
- Beardy is named after the full size taxidermy buffalo that Alex Hirsch keeps in his office at Disney.
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