History Characters / Predator

17th Dec '17 10:14:10 PM SkidTroper
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* BizzareAlienBiology: Their physiology is like a mix of mammalian and reptilian; they are [[HumanoidAlien Humanoid Aliens]] with hair-like dreadlocks and navels, but they also have scales, claws in place of fingernails and toenails and no lips.

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* BizzareAlienBiology: BizarreAlienBiology: Their physiology is like a mix of mammalian and reptilian; they are [[HumanoidAlien Humanoid Aliens]] with hair-like dreadlocks and navels, but they also have scales, claws in place of fingernails and toenails and no lips.
17th Dec '17 10:04:48 PM SkidTroper
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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: It believes in a fair fight above all else, to the point of removing its gear during the climax, and will not target the weak or unarmed with its weaponry. Yet, when it is actually defeated in said fair fight, its response is to violently [[TakingYouWithMe self]]-[[NoBodyLeftBehind destruct]] while laughing like a maniac.
** AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: This may be less of a RageQuit and more of a pragmatic step taken to ensure that its advanced technology won't fall into the hands of a lesser-developed race.
* ChameleonCamouflage: Their cloaking system works as this--when it moves, the ripple of light playing across its figure makes it visible if one is watching carefully.

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* BizzareAlienBiology: Their physiology is like a mix of mammalian and reptilian; they are [[HumanoidAlien Humanoid Aliens]] with hair-like dreadlocks and navels, but they also have scales, claws in place of fingernails and toenails and no lips.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: It believes in a fair fight above all else, to the point of removing its gear during the climax, and will not target the weak or unarmed with its weaponry. Yet, when it is actually defeated in said a fair fight, its response is to violently they [[TakingYouWithMe self]]-[[NoBodyLeftBehind destruct]] while laughing like a maniac.
with an explosive device strapped to their wrist.
** AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: This may be less of a RageQuit and more of a pragmatic step taken to ensure that its their advanced technology won't fall into the hands of a lesser-developed race.
* ChameleonCamouflage: Their cloaking system works as this--when it moves, they move, the ripple of light playing across its figure makes it visible if one is watching carefully.



* HumanoidAlien: They have the basic human shape with one body, one head, four limbs and being biped, but that is where its similarities with humans end.

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* HumanoidAlien: They have the basic human shape with one body, one head, four limbs and being biped, bipeds. They also have two forward-facing eyes on their heads, five fingers on each hand and five toes on each foot, but that is where its similarities with humans end.



* MadeOfIron: The Predators can take quite a bit of abuse. In several instances Predators have sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the chest that would be fatal to a fit, full-grown human and literally walked it off.

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* MadeOfIron: The Predators can take quite a bit of abuse. In several instances Predators have sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the chest that chest, any one of which would be fatal to a fit, full-grown human and literally walked it off. off. They have also shrugged off falls from great heights, including the City Hunter who jumped off a six-story drop to attack King Willie and was unharmed by the impact.



* PlasmaCannon: Its main long-distance weapon, mounted on its left shoulder.
* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang: The Smart Disc and Shuriken weapons. It also doubles as an AbsurdlySharpBlade, able to bifurcate half a dozen frozen cow carcasses and a grown man in combat gear (Predator 2) and be doused in acid from slicing a Xenomorph in half before hitting a person with enough force to pin them to a wall and cut them in half (Alien vs Predator: Requiem).
* RetractableWeapon: Its wrist blades.

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* PlasmaCannon: Its Their main long-distance weapon, mounted on its left shoulder.
shoulder. They can sometimes be dual-weilded.
* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang: The Smart Disc and Shuriken weapons. It also doubles as an AbsurdlySharpBlade, able to bifurcate half a dozen frozen cow carcasses and a grown man in combat gear (Predator 2) and be doused in acid from slicing a Xenomorph in half before hitting a person with enough force to lift them off the ground, pin them to a wall and cut them in half (Alien vs Predator: Requiem).
* RetractableWeapon: Its Their signature melee weapon, dual wrist blades.



* SuperStrength: While their physical limits are not known they are many times stronger than humans.

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* SuperStrength: While their physical limits are not known they are many times stronger than humans.
humans. Their feats of strength include;
** First Film: Carrying the body of a full-grown man (Hawkins, Billy) while climbing a tall tree vertically, lifting a full-grown man in combat gear (Dillon) with one hand, carrying the body of a large man (Blain) yet still being stealthy enough to evade detection and traps in a jungle, ripping a grown-man's skull and spine out in one go, knocking a bodybuilder-sized man (Dutch) off his feet and across a clearing with one blow and punching him so hard he starts coughing up blood.
** Second film: Carrying a full-grown man on a twenty-foot climb up a vertical wall, smashing through the roof of a train carriage, smashing a shotgun to pieces with one blow, smashing through a door with enough force to rip the doorframe out of the wall and take a chunk of the wall with it and tearing open an elevator grate.
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* SuperStrength: While their physical limits are not known they are many times stronger than humans.
16th Dec '17 5:08:50 PM SnowHesher
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* GattlingGood: Practically a TropeCodifier.

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* GattlingGood: GatlingGood: Practically a TropeCodifier.
15th Dec '17 5:53:21 PM SnowHesher
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* GattlingGood: Practically a TropeCodifier.
12th Dec '17 7:17:28 AM Gregzilla
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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: He'll brutally murder anyone... as long as they seem aggressive, such as having weaponry.
10th Sep '17 2:40:08 AM SkidTroper
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[[folder:The Predator]]

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[[folder:The Predator]]Jungle Hunter]]
10th Sep '17 2:29:23 AM SkidTroper
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[[folder:The Predator]]
!!The Predator
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->'''Played By:''' Kevin Peter Hall

->''"Only in the hottest years this happens. And this year, it grows hot. We begin finding our men. We found them sometimes without their skins... and sometimes much, much worse. "El cazador trofeo de los hombres" means the demon who makes trophies of men."''
-->--'''Anna'''

A member of an alien race which travels the galaxy hunting aggressive members of other species for sport. It uses active camouflage, bladed weapons, a shoulder-mounted plasma weapon and can see the infrared spectrum via sensors built into its facemask.

* BigBad: The main antagonist of the film.
* BloodKnight: The Predator only attacks worthy prey that are armed.

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[[folder:The Predator]]

!The Predators

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!!The Predator
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->'''Played
Predators / Hunters / Yautja
->'''Portrayed
By:''' Kevin Peter Hall

->''"Only in the hottest years this happens. And this year, it grows hot. We begin finding our men. We found them sometimes without their skins...
Hall, Ian Whyte

->''"Iwo Jima, Cambodia, Beirut. Drawn by heat
and sometimes much, much worse. "El cazador trofeo de los hombres" means the demon who makes trophies of men.conflict. He's on safari. Lions. The tigers. The bears. Oh, my!."''
-->--'''Anna'''

A member of an alien race which travels
-->-- '''Peter Keyes'''

* AlienBlood: Fluorescent yellow and glows in
the galaxy hunting aggressive members of other species for sport. It uses active camouflage, bladed weapons, a shoulder-mounted plasma weapon and can see the infrared spectrum via sensors built into its facemask.

* BigBad: The main antagonist of the film.
dark.
* BloodKnight: The Predator culture has rules for their hunt, the main one dictating that they only attacks worthy prey that are armed.attack armed prey.



* ChameleonCamouflage: Its cloaking system works as this--when it moves, the ripple of light playing across its figure makes it visible if one is watching carefully.
* EgomaniacHunter: Although an alien, a surprisingly accurate portrait.
* EvilIsBigger: When it comes face-to-face with Dutch in the finale, you finally get a good sense of just how big the Predator is compared to him (complete with a lingering shot of the beast [[NeckLift holding Dutch against a tree]] with his feet helplessly dangling at least a foot off the ground).[[note]]The stuntman who played The Predator, Kevin Peter Hall, was 7'3" (more than a foot taller than Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger) and specifically selected for his height. After the initial monster debacle with Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme, the director needed an actor who could look intimidating next to Arnold and his bodybuilding/professional wrestling cohort. They got him.[[/note]]
* EvilLaugh: The Predator gives one hell of a menacing cackle [[spoiler:before it dies]], especially since its laugh is a hideously distorted mimic of Billy's laughter.
* GeniusBruiser: The Predator is ''huge'' (making Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger look small is an impressive feat), completely [[NoSell no sells]] Dutch in hand-to-hand combat, and is still remarkably good at detecting and avoiding traps and ambushes (while simultaneously setting up ambushes and traps of his own).

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* ChameleonCamouflage: Its Their cloaking system works as this--when it moves, the ripple of light playing across its figure makes it visible if one is watching carefully.
* EgomaniacHunter: Although DeadGuyOnDisplay: Their standard approach for an alien, a surprisingly accurate portrait.
* EvilIsBigger: When it comes face-to-face with Dutch in the finale, you finally get a good sense of just how big the Predator is compared to him (complete with a lingering shot of the beast [[NeckLift holding Dutch against a tree]] with his feet helplessly dangling at least a foot off the ground).[[note]]The stuntman
adversary who played The Predator, Kevin Peter Hall, was 7'3" (more than put up a foot taller than Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger) poor fight is to declare them unworthy by gutting them, skinning them and specifically selected for his height. After the initial monster debacle with Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme, the director needed an actor who could look intimidating next to Arnold and his bodybuilding/professional wrestling cohort. They got him.[[/note]]
* EvilLaugh: The Predator gives one hell of a menacing cackle [[spoiler:before it dies]], especially since its laugh is a hideously distorted mimic of Billy's laughter.
* GeniusBruiser: The Predator is ''huge'' (making Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger look small is an impressive feat), completely [[NoSell no sells]] Dutch in hand-to-hand combat, and is still remarkably good at detecting and avoiding traps and ambushes (while simultaneously setting up ambushes and traps of his own).
hanging their corpse upside down.



* HumanoidAlien: It has the basic human shape with one body, one head, four limbs and being biped, but that is where its similarities with humans end.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: Its motivation.
* KnightOfCerebus: The tone becomes a lot more serious when it is introduced.

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* HumanoidAlien: It has They have the basic human shape with one body, one head, four limbs and being biped, but that is where its similarities with humans end.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: Its motivation.
* KnightOfCerebus:
Their motivation. The tone becomes second movie and expanded universe reveal this isn't limited to humans.
* MadeOfIron: The Predators can take quite
a lot more serious when bit of abuse. In several instances Predators have sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the chest that would be fatal to a fit, full-grown human and literally walked it is introduced.off.



* OutsideContextProblem: Let's just say that Dutch and company weren't expecting an interplanetary hunter to show up.



* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang: The Smart Disc and Shuriken weapons. It also doubles as an AbsurdlySharpBlade, able to bifurcate half a dozen frozen cow carcasses and a grown man in combat gear (Predator 2) and be doused in acid from slicing a Xenomorph in half before hitting a person with enough force to pin them to a wall and cut them in half (Alien vs Predator: Requiem).



* VoiceChangeling: The Predator is an uncanny mimic, using this ability a couple of times to lure it's prey into sniping positions. Swerves hard into the UncannyValley at the film's end, when [[spoiler: it repeats Arnold's question of "What the hell are you?" after being mortally wounded, then descends into a [[EvilLaugh vile cackle]] that is a twisted echo of Billy's laughter as it engages a [[TakingYouWithMe self-destruct mechanism]].]]

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* VoiceChangeling: The RiteOfPassage: Most, if not all, Predators go through this in the form of a hunt. Ever since the two franchises were combined, the quarry are usually Xenomorphs.
* SelfDestructMechanism: Predators have armbands with a wrist mounted bomb that they detonate when badly injured or if they are defeated with the explosive power to blow up three whole city blocks. Played straight in Predator, subverted in
Predator is an uncanny mimic, using this ability a couple of times to lure it's prey into sniping positions. Swerves hard into the UncannyValley at the film's end, 2 when [[spoiler: it repeats Arnold's question of "What Harrigan stops the hell are you?" after being mortally wounded, then descends into a [[EvilLaugh vile cackle]] that is a twisted echo of Billy's laughter countdown by cutting the device in half, having heard what it can do and recognizing the beeping and changing runes as it engages a [[TakingYouWithMe self-destruct mechanism]].]]bomb timer.


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[[folder:The Predator]]
!!The Predator
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/image_918.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' Kevin Peter Hall

->''"Only in the hottest years this happens. And this year, it grows hot. We begin finding our men. We found them sometimes without their skins... and sometimes much, much worse. "El cazador trofeo de los hombres" means the demon who makes trophies of men."''
-->--'''Anna'''

A member of an alien race which travels the galaxy hunting aggressive members of other species for sport. It uses active camouflage, bladed weapons, a shoulder-mounted plasma weapon and can see the infrared spectrum via sensors built into its facemask.

* BigBad: The main antagonist of the film.
* ChameleonCamouflage: Its cloaking system works as this--when it moves, the ripple of light playing across its figure makes it visible if one is watching carefully.
* EgomaniacHunter: Although an alien, a surprisingly accurate portrait.
* EvilIsBigger: When it comes face-to-face with Dutch in the finale, you finally get a good sense of just how big the Predator is compared to him (complete with a lingering shot of the beast [[NeckLift holding Dutch against a tree]] with his feet helplessly dangling at least a foot off the ground).[[note]]The stuntman who played The Predator, Kevin Peter Hall, was 7'3" (more than a foot taller than Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger) and specifically selected for his height. After the initial monster debacle with Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme, the director needed an actor who could look intimidating next to Arnold and his bodybuilding/professional wrestling cohort. They got him.[[/note]]
* EvilLaugh: The Predator gives one hell of a menacing cackle [[spoiler:before it dies]], especially since its laugh is a hideously distorted mimic of Billy's laughter.
* GeniusBruiser: The Predator is ''huge'' (making Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger look small is an impressive feat), completely [[NoSell no sells]] Dutch in hand-to-hand combat, and is still remarkably good at detecting and avoiding traps and ambushes (while simultaneously setting up ambushes and traps of his own).
* KnightOfCerebus: The tone becomes a lot more serious when it is introduced.
* OutsideContextProblem: Let's just say that Dutch and company weren't expecting an interplanetary hunter to show up.
* VoiceChangeling: The Predator is an uncanny mimic, using this ability a couple of times to lure it's prey into sniping positions. Swerves hard into the UncannyValley at the film's end, when [[spoiler: it repeats Arnold's question of "What the hell are you?" after being mortally wounded, then descends into a [[EvilLaugh vile cackle]] that is a twisted echo of Billy's laughter as it engages a [[TakingYouWithMe self-destruct mechanism]].]]
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* VocalChangeling: The Predator is an uncanny mimic, using this ability a couple of times to lure it's prey into sniping positions. Swerves hard into the UncannyValley at the film's end, when [[spoiler: it repeats Arnold's question of "What the hell are you?" after being mortally wounded, then descends into a [[EvilLaugh vile cackle]] that is a twisted echo of Billy's laughter as it engages a [[TakingYouWithMe self-destruct mechanism]].]]

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* VocalChangeling: VoiceChangeling: The Predator is an uncanny mimic, using this ability a couple of times to lure it's prey into sniping positions. Swerves hard into the UncannyValley at the film's end, when [[spoiler: it repeats Arnold's question of "What the hell are you?" after being mortally wounded, then descends into a [[EvilLaugh vile cackle]] that is a twisted echo of Billy's laughter as it engages a [[TakingYouWithMe self-destruct mechanism]].]]
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* VocalChangeling: The Predator is an uncanny mimic, using this ability a couple of times to lure it's prey into sniping positions. Swerves hard into the UncannyValley at the film's end, when [[spoiler: it repeats Arnold's question of "What the hell are you?" after being mortally wounded, then descends into a [[EvilLaugh vile cackle]] that is a twisted echo of Billy's laughter as it engages a [[TakingYouWithMe self-destruct mechanism]].]]
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