History Franchise / Predator

11th Mar '17 2:09:38 PM Calandir
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** In some portrayals, they've notably giving themselves a handicap by NOT using the most advanced technology at their disposal. Yautja Military units wear powered armour and wield even more powerful weaponry that can kill multiple foes simultaneously.
11th Mar '17 2:05:16 PM Calandir
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* GeniusBruiser: Varying slightly in portrayals but generally played straight. They are intelligent enough to adapt to multiple situations, are capable of roughly triangulating the path and origin of projectiles on the fly, and manipulating situations to their advantage (such as the gang war in LA). Also par the course for an interstellar race that has optical camouflage, nano-molecular blades, and energy weapons.
26th Feb '17 1:24:36 PM TheDragonDemands
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**The trio in the first ''Alien vs. Predator'' were explicitly stated to be unblooded novices, and the humans accidentally took away their best weapons (plasma guns, etc.) leaving them to fight with melee weapons.
24th Feb '17 12:39:47 AM MarkLungo
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What made the first film such a successful piece of cinema were its groundbreaking special effects, big-budget action sequences and unique premise. Considered ''[[RatedMForManly the manliest movie ever made]]'', it's hard to argue; Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers (of ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}'' fame), and Jesse Ventura took major roles, and were all very big, strong guys who were prone to bleed and sweat. (Though they [[BadassBoast ain't got time to bleed.]]) On the other hand, the emphasis on big, sweaty men being sweaty with each other in the jungle makes it one of the most HoYay films of all time, perhaps second only to Schwarzenegger's own ''Film/{{Commando}}''.

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What made the first film such a successful piece of cinema were its groundbreaking special effects, big-budget action sequences and unique premise. Considered ''[[RatedMForManly the manliest movie ever made]]'', it's hard to argue; Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers (of ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}'' fame), and Jesse Ventura Wrestling/JesseVentura took major roles, and were all very big, strong guys who were prone to bleed and sweat. (Though they [[BadassBoast ain't got time to bleed.]]) On the other hand, the emphasis on big, sweaty men being sweaty with each other in the jungle makes it one of the most HoYay films of all time, perhaps second only to Schwarzenegger's own ''Film/{{Commando}}''.
6th Feb '17 3:01:24 AM erforce
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What made the first film such a successful piece of cinema were its groundbreaking special effects, big-budget action sequences and unique premise. Considered ''[[RatedMForManly the manliest movie ever made]]'', it's hard to argue; Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers (of ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' fame), and Jesse Ventura took major roles, and were all very big, strong guys who were prone to bleed and sweat. (Though they [[BadassBoast ain't got time to bleed.]]) On the other hand, the emphasis on big, sweaty men being sweaty with each other in the jungle makes it one of the most HoYay films of all time, perhaps second only to Schwarzenegger's own ''Film/{{Commando}}''.

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What made the first film such a successful piece of cinema were its groundbreaking special effects, big-budget action sequences and unique premise. Considered ''[[RatedMForManly the manliest movie ever made]]'', it's hard to argue; Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers (of ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}'' fame), and Jesse Ventura took major roles, and were all very big, strong guys who were prone to bleed and sweat. (Though they [[BadassBoast ain't got time to bleed.]]) On the other hand, the emphasis on big, sweaty men being sweaty with each other in the jungle makes it one of the most HoYay films of all time, perhaps second only to Schwarzenegger's own ''Film/{{Commando}}''.
2nd Dec '16 5:11:54 PM DarkPaladinX
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* ALighterShadeOfBlack: In situations where the Predator [[EvilVersusEvil fights against another evil character]], the Predator will often are portrayed more sympathetic for [[AssholeVictim good reasons]].
25th Nov '16 9:27:35 AM trixus
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* EgomaniacHunter: For all their vaunted honor code, this is what the Predators really are when you boil it down; a race whose sole drive is to explore the galaxy, find the nastiest critters they can, then kill them to prove their own toughness, and be able to brag about what badasses they are.

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* EgomaniacHunter: For all their vaunted honor code, this is what the Predators really are when you boil it down; a race whose sole drive is to explore the galaxy, find the nastiest critters they can, then kill them to prove their own toughness, and be able to brag about what badasses they are. That they destroy their technology and everything around them because their prey might use '''their''' technology against them makes sense but it's also telling that they don't simply not hunt species that can do that, the trophies are worth risking it.
17th Nov '16 1:41:21 AM sabu
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* {{Gonk}}: With their decidedly non-human appearance, there's a reason the Predator's wear their helmets, whihc makes this a rare case where the monster falls into this trope.

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* {{Gonk}}: With their decidedly non-human appearance, there's a reason the Predator's Predators wear their helmets, whihc which makes this a rare case where the monster falls into this trope.



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Billy]] in ''Predator'', [[spoiler:Jerry Lambert]] in ''Predator 2'', and [[spoiler:Hanzo]] in ''Predators''.

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Billy]] in ''Predator'', [[spoiler:Jerry Lambert]] in ''Predator 2'', and [[spoiler:Hanzo]] in ''Predators''.''Predators.''



** One of the reasons the Predators seem to enjoy hunting humans is that our sheer lack of physical prowess and technological advantages compared to them, means we have to resort to being very ingenious when it comes to finding ways to track down and kill our opponents. In short... ''we cheat''.

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** One of the reasons the Predators seem to enjoy hunting humans is that our sheer lack of physical prowess and technological advantages compared to them, them means we have to resort to being very ingenious when it comes to finding ways to track down and kill our opponents. In short... ''we cheat''.cheat.''



* ImplacableMan: Even without their armor Predators can take a hell of a beating before going down.

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* ImplacableMan: Even without their armor armor, Predators can take a hell of a beating before going down.
27th Oct '16 7:36:36 PM DustSnitch
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Eight ultra-[[BadAss badasses]] and one doctor from all around Earth are abducted and dropped onto a game reserve planet for hunting by a larger and more aggressive species/clan of Predators. They must find out what it is they are fighting and how to get off this planet, all without going for each other's throats. Produced by Creator/RobertRodriguez, the film acts as a sequel only to ''Film/{{Predator}}'' and ''Film/{{Predator 2}}'' (moreso the former).

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Eight ultra-[[BadAss badasses]] ultra-badasses and one doctor from all around Earth are abducted and dropped onto a game reserve planet for hunting by a larger and more aggressive species/clan of Predators. They must find out what it is they are fighting and how to get off this planet, all without going for each other's throats. Produced by Creator/RobertRodriguez, the film acts as a sequel only to ''Film/{{Predator}}'' and ''Film/{{Predator 2}}'' (moreso the former).



* BadAss: The Predators themselves qualify, of course with their superior strength and technology.



* EgomaniacHunter: For all their vaunted honor code, this is what the Predators really are when you boil it down; a race whose sole drive is to explore the galaxy, find the nastiest critters they can, then kill them to prove their own toughness, and be able to brag about what {{Badass}}es they are.

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* EgomaniacHunter: For all their vaunted honor code, this is what the Predators really are when you boil it down; a race whose sole drive is to explore the galaxy, find the nastiest critters they can, then kill them to prove their own toughness, and be able to brag about what {{Badass}}es badasses they are.



* MenAreTheExpendableGender / SortingAlgorithmOfMortality: ''Predator'', ''Predator 2'' and ''Predators'' all have casts filled with numerous {{Badass}} men... and a lone woman. No prizes for guessing which characters are ''guaranteed'' to survive. Averted by the ''Alien vs. Predator'' films which both have multiple female roles, allowing some of them to become victims too. Also averted in Predator 2, when the City Hunters kills all of the armed commuters, male or female (there's a POV shot of the Predator breaking the neck of an armed elderly woman), during the train shootout.

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* MenAreTheExpendableGender / SortingAlgorithmOfMortality: ''Predator'', ''Predator 2'' and ''Predators'' all have casts filled with numerous {{Badass}} badass men... and a lone woman. No prizes for guessing which characters are ''guaranteed'' to survive. Averted by the ''Alien vs. Predator'' films which both have multiple female roles, allowing some of them to become victims too. Also averted in Predator 2, when the City Hunters kills all of the armed commuters, male or female (there's a POV shot of the Predator breaking the neck of an armed elderly woman), during the train shootout.
20th Oct '16 2:22:11 PM SunriseWarrior
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* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: Both ''Predator'' and ''Predators'' spent quite a long time with only the humans, although this manages to work better than most as the protagonists get some action scenes before hand.

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* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: Both ''Predator'' and ''Predators'' spent quite a long time with only the humans, although this manages to work better than most as the protagonists get some action scenes before hand.beforehand.
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