Patchi, do not die in vain. If you're going to die, die for something like your father did: he died for you.
~ Alex encouraging Patchi to not give up

Alex is an Alexornis and the deuteragonist and the narrator of the 2013 film Walking with Dinosaurs. He is the best friend of the main protagonist Patchi. He's also the narrator of the movie.

He is voiced by John Leguizamo, who also voices Sid in the Ice Age films.

In the movie

His exact nature is unknown, as in the bizarre universe of the film, he is shown to be a (totally unexplained) talking rook who can shape shift into an Alexornis, travel through time, and psychically communicate to people as well as dinosaurs.

In spite of being shown to have lived in Alaska for approximately 70 million years (his immortality is also unexplained) he has a Mexican accent, and he often feels a need to talk over ever potentially poetic or emotional scene, apparently with the intention of sucking the emotion out of it, or irritating the viewer.

He enjoys eating dinosaurs' tooth decay and insects.

Trivia

  • In real-life, Alexornis fossils have only been found in Baja California in Mexico, which is why Alex was given that distinct Mexican accent.

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