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16th Jun '18 1:04:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* The xenomorphs of ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' will hunt down and kill (or capture for [[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong impregnation]]) anything and everything near them. One theory raised by those making the movie was that the aliens were created as weapons of war, so that would also make their KillEmAll actions plausible. The prequel ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'' justifies the xenomorphs' persistence with TheReveal [[spoiler:that they are merely a by-product of the Engineers' bio-weapon. Like everything else spawned from the black goo, the xenomorphs' only purpose is to wipe out all life]].

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* The xenomorphs of ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' will hunt down and kill (or capture for [[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong impregnation]]) anything and everything near them. One theory raised by those making the movie was that the aliens were created as weapons of war, so that would also make their KillEmAll actions plausible. The prequel ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'' justifies the xenomorphs' persistence with TheReveal [[spoiler:that they are merely a by-product of the Engineers' bio-weapon. Like everything else spawned from the black goo, the xenomorphs' only purpose is to wipe out all life]].life. ''Film/AlienCovenant'' further establishes that modern-form xenomorphs are specifically a result of David's experiments mixing this chemical with the embryo of a parasitic wasp-like lifeform native to the Engineers' home planet.]]
29th May '18 5:58:42 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* Besides humans, there is another well-known pack animal which uses persistence as its primary hunting strategy:

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* Besides humans, there There is another a well-known pack animal which uses persistence as its primary hunting strategy:



** Birds like seagulls, crows and caracaras really like to obsessively harass specific targets over long periods of time.

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** * Birds like seagulls, crows and caracaras really like to obsessively harass specific targets over long periods of time.
20th May '18 1:20:04 PM Drgonzo
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* In Creator/MichaelCrichton's ''Literature/JurassicPark'', Muldoon commented that the raptors were cruelly intelligent and liked to hunt for sport as much as for food. It was actually justified because (as Malcolm realises) the raptors discovered that humans are an easy meal and become a favoured prey, as with some modern man-eaters. In the second book it was explained that because raptors were so intelligent, being born and raised without actual raptor "parents" to raise them properly turned them into violent and chaotic creatures. Meanwhile, the Tyrannosaur seemed to be stalking Dr. Grant and the kids in particular, even leaving behind a Hadrosaur kill to pursue them down a river. It starts to become pretty obvious RuleOfScary when at one point it's waiting at the bottom of a waterfall with its jaws open, hoping they'll fall inside.

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* In Creator/MichaelCrichton's ''Literature/JurassicPark'', Muldoon commented that the raptors were cruelly intelligent and liked to hunt for sport as much as for food. It was actually justified because (as Malcolm realises) the raptors discovered that humans are an easy meal and become a favoured prey, as with some modern man-eaters. This is contrasted with the wild raptors that appear near the end of the book, that all but ignore Grant when he infiltrates their nest. In the second book it was explained that because raptors were so intelligent, being born and raised without actual raptor "parents" to raise them properly turned them into violent and chaotic creatures. Meanwhile, the Tyrannosaur seemed to be stalking Dr. Grant and the kids in particular, even leaving behind a Hadrosaur kill to pursue them down a river. It starts to become pretty obvious RuleOfScary when at one point it's waiting at the bottom of a waterfall with its jaws open, hoping they'll fall inside.
20th May '18 1:09:35 PM Drgonzo
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* Australian Funnelweb Spiders are VERY territorial and VERY aggressive. That's not the scary part (well, not the ''scariest'' part). The scary part is that if you mess with one and get away from it, if you come back the next day, it will be [[NotSoAboveItAll angry]] enough to come after you. This spider ''[[ItsPersonal holds a grudge]]!''

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* Australian Funnelweb Spiders are VERY territorial and VERY aggressive. That's not the scary part (well, not the ''scariest'' part). The scary part is that if you mess with one and get away from it, if you come back the next day, it will ''remember'' you, and be [[NotSoAboveItAll angry]] enough to come after you. This spider ''[[ItsPersonal holds a grudge]]!''
11th May '18 4:46:09 AM KoshAndSheridan
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* ''Film/AQuietPlace'': [[{{Tagline}} "If they hear you, they hunt you"]]. Often these hidden creatures, who are blind (and apparently don't have a sufficient sense of smell) but hunt by sound and are very fast, home in and strike very quickly if you make a noise--but if you evade them, they'll still prowl around, listening very closely for further sound or movement, and not go away....

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* ''Film/AQuietPlace'': [[{{Tagline}} "If they hear you, they hunt you"]]. Often these hidden creatures, who are blind (and apparently don't have a sufficient sense of smell) but hunt by sound and are very fast, fast and near indestructible, home in and strike very quickly if you make a noise--but if you evade them, they'll still prowl around, listening very closely for further sound or movement, and not go away....
11th May '18 4:41:30 AM KoshAndSheridan
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* ''Film/AQuietPlace'': [[{{Tagline}} "If they hear you, they'll hunt you"]]. Often these hidden creatures, who are blind (and apparently don't have a sufficient sense of smell) but hunt by sound and are very fast, home in and strike very quickly if you make a noise--but if you evade them, they'll still prowl around, listening very closely for further sound or movement, and not go away....

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* ''Film/AQuietPlace'': [[{{Tagline}} "If they hear you, they'll they hunt you"]]. Often these hidden creatures, who are blind (and apparently don't have a sufficient sense of smell) but hunt by sound and are very fast, home in and strike very quickly if you make a noise--but if you evade them, they'll still prowl around, listening very closely for further sound or movement, and not go away....
11th May '18 4:25:17 AM KoshAndSheridan
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* The [[RobotDog "dogs" (quadripedal robots)]] in the ''Series/BlackMirror'' episode "Metalhead" will relentlessly chase you over miles of difficult terrain for as long as it takes, once you've gotten their attention. And if you do manage to "kill" one of these, its last act will be to [[spoiler: launch a grenade full of fragmented "trackers" that will embed in your flesh so that other "dogs" will hunt you.]]

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* The [[RobotDog "dogs" (quadripedal robots)]] in the ''Series/BlackMirror'' episode "Metalhead" will relentlessly chase you over miles of difficult terrain for as long as it takes, once you've gotten their attention. And if you do manage to "kill" one of these, its last act will be to [[spoiler: launch a grenade full of fragmented "trackers" that will embed in your flesh [[TakingYouWithMe so that other "dogs" will hunt you.you]].]]
11th May '18 4:00:35 AM KoshAndSheridan
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* ''Film/AQuietPlace'': [[{{Tagline}} "If they hear you, they'll hunt you"]]. Often these hidden creatures, who are blind (and apparently don't have a sufficient sense of smell) but hunt by sound, home in and strike very quickly if you make a noise--but if you evade them, they'll still prowl around, listening very closely for further sound or movement, and not go away....

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* ''Film/AQuietPlace'': [[{{Tagline}} "If they hear you, they'll hunt you"]]. Often these hidden creatures, who are blind (and apparently don't have a sufficient sense of smell) but hunt by sound, sound and are very fast, home in and strike very quickly if you make a noise--but if you evade them, they'll still prowl around, listening very closely for further sound or movement, and not go away....
11th May '18 3:58:59 AM KoshAndSheridan
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* ''Film/AQuietPlace'': "If they hear you, they'll hunt you". Often these hidden creatures, who are blind (and apparently don't have a sufficient sense of smell) but hunt by sound, home in and strike very quickly if you make a noise--but if you evade them, they'll still prowl around, listening very closely for further sound or movement, and not go away....

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* ''Film/AQuietPlace'': [[{{Tagline}} "If they hear you, they'll hunt you".you"]]. Often these hidden creatures, who are blind (and apparently don't have a sufficient sense of smell) but hunt by sound, home in and strike very quickly if you make a noise--but if you evade them, they'll still prowl around, listening very closely for further sound or movement, and not go away....
11th May '18 3:55:36 AM KoshAndSheridan
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* ''Film/AQuietPlace'': "If they hear you, they'll hunt you". Often these hidden creatures, who are blind (and apparently don't have a sufficient sense of smell) but hunt by sound, home in and strike very quickly if you make a noise--but if you evade them, they'll still prowl around, listening very closely for further sound or movement, and not go away....
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