Characters: Predator

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Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer

A former Green Beret and team leader.


George Dillon

Played By: Carl Weathers

A former teammate of Dutch and current CIA agent, sent along with Dutch's team.

  • Agent Scully: Dillon doesn't believe the Predator is what the team say it is.
    "You saying that Blain and Hawkins were killed by a fucking lizard? That's a bullshit psyche job. There's two to three men out there at the most. Fucking lizard."
  • An Arm and a Leg: Gets his arm shot off by the Predator before he dies.
  • Asshole Victim: A shady government agent who tricked his former best friend and his team into going on an assassination mission.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: A lighter case. His ulterior motive for accompanying the team is to use them to eliminate the guerillas under the context of a rescue mission.
  • CIA
  • Fallen Hero: A former best friend of Dutch who had become a crooked, pencil-pushing and deceitful CIA agent.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice
  • The Lancer
  • Crushing Handshake: With Dutch, which he loses.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Despite everything, he and Dutch do seem to make their peace with each other before he goes off to challenge the Predator.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: When he goes to fight the Predator with Mac. Lampshaded by Dutch before he does so.
    Dutch: You can't win this one Dillon.
    Dillon: I know, but maybe I can get even.



Played By: Elpidia Carrillo

A guerrilla captured by Dutch's troops following a battle with the rebels.

  • The Chick: Isn't attacked by the Predator because she's unarmed. She survives because Dutch tells her to invoke this.
  • Dirty Communists: She was a guerrilla serving a Communist insurgent unit.
  • Enemy Mine: With Dutch's team.
  • Ms Exposition: Delivers information about the Predator and its place in local legends to the team.
  • The Sixth Ranger: She has no prior connection to the team, and is brought along as a prisoner for a while before becoming Enemy Mine.
  • Switch to English: She only spoke her native language for the first half of the movie. Dutch seems to know she can understand English, as later on he demands answers from her.
    Dutch: Yesterday, what did you see?
    Dillion: You're wasting your time, major.
    Dutch: No more games.
    Anna: I... I don't know what it was.


Jorge "Poncho" Ramirez

Played By: Richard Chaves

A Chicano fluent in Spanish who translates initially for Anna.

  • Deadpan Snarker: Has his moments.
    Blain: I ain't got time to bleed.
    Poncho: (Fires grenade at guerilla above them) You got time to duck?
  • The Smart Guy: He's fluent in Spanish and is generally pretty quick-witted.
  • Pretty Little Headshots: A surprising bloodless death compared to Mac's


Mac Eliot

Played By: Bill Duke

A close friend of Blain's who served with him in Vietnam.


Blain Cooper

Played By: Jesse Ventura

A close friend of Mac who fought alongside him in the Vietnam War.

  • Bash Brothers: With Mac.
  • The Big Guy: With the exception of Dutch, Blain is the physically largest and most imposing. He also has a huge gun.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Mac.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Courtesy of his actor, Jesse Ventura.
  • Must Have Nicotine: Unlike most examples of this trope, Blain gets his nicotine via chewing tobacco, and claims it's made him "a goddamn sexual tyrannosaurus".
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: He makes a homophobic remark, specifically referring to the rest of the squad as "a bunch of slack-jawed faggots" when they decline to share his chaw.
  • Sacrificial Lion: Most were probably expecting Hawkins to bow out soon, but Blain 'I ain't got time to bleed' Cooper? His early death really establishes the Predator as a terrifying threat.


Billy Sole

Played By: Sonny Landham

A Native American tracker.

  • Badass Native: Pretty much his entire role.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He takes on the Predator by himself to give the team time to escape.
  • Magical Native American: Billy seems to have a preternatural sense of what the Predator is from the beginning.
  • Off with His Head!: While the Predator does this to its victims as a general rule, Billy is the only person we see this happen to, posthumously.
  • The Quiet One: He says next to nothing.
  • You Shall Not Pass: Tries to pull one off against the Predator. It doesn't work.


Rick Hawkins

Played By: Shane Black

The team's radio operator and technical expert.

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The Predator

Played By: Kevin Peter Hall

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.