History Characters / Predators

23rd Jan '16 1:16:52 PM StFan
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** Their actors are similarly polar opposites. ArnoldSchwarzenegger was a former body-builder mainly cast for his look, and has the acting talent of a tree trunk. AdrienBrody is known as one of the finest actors of his generation, being the youngest recipient for a Best Actor Oscar, and was not even considered as an action star until this movie came out.
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** Their actors are similarly polar opposites. ArnoldSchwarzenegger was a former body-builder mainly cast for his look, and has the acting talent of a tree trunk. AdrienBrody Creator/AdrienBrody is known as one of the finest actors of his generation, being the youngest recipient for a Best Actor Oscar, and was not even considered as an action star until this movie came out.
2nd Jan '16 8:16:46 PM ultimomant
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* DeadlyDoctor" A doctor who [[spoiler:is a serial killer.]]
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* DeadlyDoctor" DeadlyDoctor: A doctor who [[spoiler:is a serial killer.]]

* WouldntHurtaChild: Possibly, judging from picture of his kids.
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* WouldntHurtaChild: WouldntHurtAChild: Possibly, judging from picture of his kids.
2nd Jan '16 7:52:31 PM ultimomant
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* BattleStrip: Performs one before engaging a PRedator in melee combat.
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* BattleStrip: Performs one before engaging a PRedator Predator in melee combat.
3rd Dec '15 8:30:34 AM jeffreyloonychen
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* BigBadWannabe: [[spoiler:He appears to be a serious threat when his true nature is revealed, but he is quickly bumped off after Royce deduces what he really is.]]
28th Nov '15 9:16:37 PM EagleCola
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* WouldntHurtaChild: Possibly, judging from picture of his kids.
28th Nov '15 9:08:49 PM EagleCola
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: In the comics, he refrained from killing women and children, believing it was something only for psychos and perverts.
28th Nov '15 8:08:59 PM EagleCola
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* SlowlySlippingIntoEvil: [[spoiler:He appears to be friendly at first, but in actuality he wants to kill other people dropped on the planet and get their supplies. This is likely because of all the shit he has since had gotten there and playing the game for himself, and killing those he comes across.]]
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* SlowlySlippingIntoEvil: [[spoiler:He appears to be friendly at first, but in actuality he wants to kill other people dropped on the planet and get their supplies. This is likely because of all the shit he has he"s gone through since had gotten he arrived there and decides he's better off playing the game for himself, and killing those he comes across.]]
2nd Nov '15 8:19:30 PM Austin
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Hero Killer is a subtrope of The Dreaded, not literally someone who has killed a hero.
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler: Kills Nikolai, one of the few decent people in a group of killers and rapists. Though Nikolai takes him with him.]]
15th Oct '15 2:16:16 PM TheWanderer
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Put a lot of the tropes that had been cleared out back on the page, removed spoiler tags from trope names as per formatting rules, and removed the bit about Stans being the lancer because it seems pretty massively shoehorned.
%%* MadeOfIron
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%%* MadeOfIron* MadeOfIron: When he squares off with the Berserker predator, he shrugs off blows much easier than a normal person should.

%%* CrazySurvivalist
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%%* CrazySurvivalist* CrazySurvivalist: He's able to scratch out a living on the death planet for years, [[spoiler:and he's completely lost his mind and intends to kill any other people he meets in order to make use of their supplies.]]

%%* LargeHam %%* LudicrousGibs %%* MrExposition %%* SanitySlippage: ''Big '''time'''''.
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%%* LargeHam %%* LudicrousGibs %%* MrExposition %%* * LargeHam: His introduction is fairly hammy, and it escalates [[spoiler:when he attempt to kill the others.]] * LudicrousGibs: [[spoiler:Is reduced to this thanks to a predator's shoulder cannon.]] * MrExposition: He goes over his experience on the alien planet, giving the group a much better idea of what's going on, and he's the source of the backstory of the difference between the multiple groups of Predators. * SanitySlippage: ''Big '''time'''''.Almost immediately after taking the group to his base, he starts chatting with an ImaginaryFriend, and as we come to find out later [[spoiler:he's slipped all the way down to murdering other people dropped on the planet for no reason at all.]]

%%* FinalGirl
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%%* FinalGirl* FinalGirl: [[spoiler:She and Royce are the only ones to survive the movie, and she has most of the hallmarks of a classic horror/slasher movie FinalGirl.]]

%%* TheHeart
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%%* TheHeart* TheHeart: She tries very hard to be a moral compass to a group that is made up mostly of ruthless or amoral individuals. * MercyKill: She thinks she's performing one on Cuchillo when she shoots him while he's surrounded by traps.

%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
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%%* BitchInSheepsClothing* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler:He exaggerates both his niceness and helplessness so no one thinks he's a threat.]]

%%* DeadlyDoctor
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%%* DeadlyDoctor* DeadlyDoctor" A doctor who [[spoiler:is a serial killer.]]

* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:Even before TheReveal, he pulls a real dick move. When he's injured and trying to convince the others to help him, he goes all IHaveAFamily, and pulls out the photo Nicolai had shown him of ''Nicolai's kids''. Nicolai died to save this guy.]]
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* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:Even before TheReveal, the full truth about him is revealed, he pulls a real dick move. When he's injured and trying to convince the others to help him, he goes all IHaveAFamily, and pulls out the photo Nicolai Nikolai had shown him of ''Nicolai's ''Nikolai's kids''. Nicolai After Nikolai had died to save this guy.him and spent much of the movie looking out for him.]]

%%* SerialKiller
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%%* SerialKiller* SerialKiller: [[spoiler:He's secretly one, with a specialty in drugging his victims.]]

%%* {{Badass}}

%%* BattleStrip
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%%* BattleStrip* BattleStrip: Performs one before engaging a PRedator in melee combat.

%%* DyingMomentOfAwesome
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%%* DyingMomentOfAwesome* DyingMomentOfAwesome: See MutualKill.

%%* KatanasAreJustBetter %%* MutualKill
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%%* KatanasAreJustBetter %%* MutualKill* KatanasAreJustBetter When he finds one in Noland's base, he chooses to take that with him instead of guns, grenades, landmines, or anything else. * MutualKill: [[spoiler:He manages to kill a Predator in combat with the katana, but is fatally wounded by the Predator's wrist blades as well.]]

%%* {{Yubitsume}}
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%%* {{Yubitsume}}* {{Yubitsume}}: He's had to undergo it ''twice''.

%%* BigBrotherInstinct %%* TheBigGuy: Class 2. * BruiserWithASoftCenter: He's the only one to introduce himself and offer a handshake like a normal person, and he also treasures his...
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%%* BigBrotherInstinct %%* * BigBrotherInstinct: Quickly decides to look after Edwin. * TheBigGuy: Class 2. Easily the largest of the group, and packs the weapon with greatest firepower. * BruiserWithASoftCenter: He's the only one to introduce himself and offer a handshake like a normal person, and he also treasures his...his picture of his kids.

%%* GatlingGood
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%%* GatlingGood* GatlingGood: His main weapon is a minigun, although he doesn't get a chance to show it off much.

%%* OddFriendship: With Edwin. * [[spoiler: MutualKill: A Predator impales him through the chest with its wrist-blades, but Nikolai's shirt falls open to reveal that he he several Claymore mines strapped to himself (which he stole from Nolan). He chokes out "You're one ugly motherfucker!" in Russian, then detonates the mines. The point-blank blast is enough to actually kill the Predator, the first one any of them even manages to kill, providing a brief HopeSpot]] * TokenGoodTeammate
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%%* * OddFriendship: With Edwin. Edwin. [[spoiler:Given what we learn about Edwin's manipulative and calculating nature, it's likely that a big part of the reason Edwin saved Nikolai from the dangerous plant was to invoke this and place himself under Nikolai's protection.]] * [[spoiler: MutualKill: A [[spoiler:A Predator impales him through the chest with its wrist-blades, but Nikolai's shirt falls open to reveal that he he several Claymore mines strapped to himself (which he stole from Nolan). He chokes out "You're one ugly motherfucker!" in Russian, then detonates the mines. The point-blank blast is enough to actually kill the Predator, the first one any of them even manages to kill, providing a brief HopeSpot]] * TokenGoodTeammateTokenGoodTeammate: Only he and Isabelle can be said to be basically good people. The rest run the gamut from AntiHero to StupidEvil.

A Death Row inmate responsible for killing 38 people. Stans may be small, but he moves like a cobra.
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A Death Row inmate responsible for killing 38 people. Stans may be small, small and armed only with a prison shiv, but he's not to be underestimated, as he is unpredictable and moves like a cobra.with startling speed and viciousness.

* EvenEvilHasStandards: His WhatTheHellHero speech is full of this. He also tends to inspire this in others. This is prison etiquette - it's fine to fight each other, but the clique sticks together. Even different cliques should drop differences to team against the screws. * [[spoiler:FaceDeathWithDignity: Eggs a Predator to FinishHim while showing no fear or cowardice, even when given a CruelAndUnusualDeath by having his spine and skull ripped out while he was still alive.]]
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: His WhatTheHellHero speech is full of this. He also tends to inspire this in others. This Calling Royce out on [[spoiler:getting Mombasa killed]] is essentially prison etiquette - it's fine to fight each other, but the clique sticks together. Even together, and even different cliques should drop differences to team against the screws. screws. He also tends to inspire this in others. * [[spoiler:FaceDeathWithDignity: Eggs FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:It may not exactly be dignity, but it's certainly brave; he eggs a Predator to FinishHim while showing no fear or cowardice, fear, even when given a CruelAndUnusualDeath by having his spine and skull ripped out while he was still alive.]]

* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: Already wounded, he throws himself at an Black Predator with a knife and slows it down enough for the others to escape]].
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* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: Already HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Already wounded, he throws himself at an a Black Predator with a knife and slows it down enough for the others to escape]].

* TheLancer: Stans may be crazy, but he's very much a team player and would have probably taken over from Royce if Royce was taken down. As they travel, he walks third in line behind Royce and Isabelle. %%* LaughablyEvil * PetTheDog: Even as the [[spoiler: most obvious]] TokenEvilTeammate, he gets a few of these: his WhatTheHellHero to Royce, for one--and the [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice.]] * SerialRapist: Heavily implied, though never demonstrated. And considering he's put on a deadly planet as a dangerous animal, he's probably a SerialKiller too. %%* SavageSouth * StupidEvil: Surprisingly averted. He openly admits that he is a sadistic serial killer with a 38 body kill count, and you frequently suspect that he'll turn on the group at the right moment, but he never does. He's actually smart enough to realize that their only chance against the Predators is if they stick together. He apparently learned this as prison etiquette: if the inmates fight each other, it makes it easier for the guards to pick them off one by one. He's a bit crass, but it never comes to anything. At worst, he scuffles with Mombasa a bit at the beginning, but this is specifically because he wants someone to give him a gun - understandable given that he's armed with ''only a shiv'' against alien hunters.
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* TheLancer: Stans may be crazy, but he's very much a team player LaughablyEvil: He both the most evil and would have probably taken over from Royce if Royce was taken down. As they travel, he walks third funniest character in line behind Royce the group, and Isabelle. %%* LaughablyEvil has several scenes that show that neither cancels the other out. * PetTheDog: Even as the [[spoiler: most obvious]] TokenEvilTeammate, he gets a few of these: his WhatTheHellHero to Royce, for one--and one, and the [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice.]] * SerialRapist: Heavily implied, though never demonstrated. And considering with his comment about how when he gets home he's put on a deadly planet as a dangerous animal, he's probably a SerialKiller too. %%* SavageSouth going to "do so much cocaine and rape so many fine bitches." * StupidEvil: Surprisingly averted. He openly admits that he is While his backstory, especially his ForTheEvulz attitude mentioned in the deleted scene play this straight, it's surprisingly averted in the events of the film. While he's open and proud of being a sadistic serial killer with a 38 body kill count, and you frequently (leading viewers to suspect that he'll turn on the group at the right moment, but he never does. He's moment) he's actually smart enough to realize that their only chance against the Predators is if they stick together. He apparently learned this as prison etiquette: if the inmates fight each other, it makes it easier for the guards to pick keep them off one by one. under the thumb of the guards. He's a bit crass, crass and combative with the others, but it never comes to anything. At worst, he scuffles with Mombasa a bit at the beginning, but this is specifically because he wants someone to give him a gun - understandable given that he's armed with ''only a shiv'' against alien hunters.anything.

%%* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice * NotAfraidToDie: See his quote, if you are uncertain.
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%%* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice * ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:He's impaled by a trap set by the Predators.]] * NotAfraidToDie: See his quote, if you are uncertain. It gives him an edge on Stans when the two are locked in a stalemate.

%%* TheStoic
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%%* TheStoic* TheStoic: Doesn't emote much and just tends to take things as they come.


%%* DeadpanSnarker
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%%* DeadpanSnarker* DeadpanSnarker: Quite a few of his lines are sarcastic, complete with a very dry delivery.

%%* {{Jerkass}}
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%%* {{Jerkass}}* {{Jerkass}}: He is by no means a likeable guy, and adds onto it by throwing some sexism Isabelle's way in a deleted scene.

%%* OnlyInItForTheMoney
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%%* OnlyInItForTheMoney* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Money is his major motivation for all his criminal activities.

%%* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame
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%%* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: Sentient species are his favorite prey.

* [[spoiler: OffWithHisHead: Decapitated by Royce in the climax of their final battle.]]
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* [[spoiler: OffWithHisHead: Decapitated [[spoiler:Decapitated by Royce in the climax of their final battle.]]

%%* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame
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%%* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: Like his teacher, Berserker.

%%* DuelBoss
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%%* DuelBoss* DuelBoss: Takes on Hanzo in a one on one duel. [[spoiler:Which, combined with his pride and need to toy with his prey, turned out to be a lethal mistake for him.]]

%%* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame
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%%* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: As are all the rogue predators.
22nd Sep '15 1:44:17 PM Naoto_best_waifu
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The cast of ''Predators'', [[DebutQueue in order of appearance]]:
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The cast of ''Predators'', [[DebutQueue in order of appearance]]: ''Predators''.
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