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Dutch's Team

    Dutch 

Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer

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"If it bleeds, we can kill it."
Played By: Arnold Schwarzenegger

"We're a rescue team. Not assassins."

A former Green Beret and team leader.

    Poncho 

Jorge "Poncho" Ramirez

Played By: Richard Chaves

A Chicano fluent in Spanish who translates initially for Anna.

  • Butt Monkey: Poor Poncho has the worst things happen to him out of the entire group. He gets whacked in the head by Anna (and her subsequent escape attempt leads to Hawkins' death), struck in the stomach by a heavy log and has to be carried by the rest of the squad throughout the movie, and, though he is the last to die, there's nothing memorable about his death, compared to Mac, Dillon, and Billy.
  • 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?
  • Made of Iron: The fact that he's still alive after getting hit in the stomach by a tree qualifies him as such
  • 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.
  • Weapon of Choice: Two; a grenade launcher and a HK94 carbine chopped and converted to resemble a Heckler & Koch MP5A3.

    Mac 

Mac Eliot

Played By: Bill Duke

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

    Blain 

Blain Cooper

Played By: Jesse Ventura

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

    Billy 

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.
  • Oh Crap!: When he finds what's left of Hopper and his men.
  • The Quiet One: He says next to nothing.
  • Weapon of Choice:A AR15 rifle mocked up to look like a M16A1 assault rifle, which is fitted with a Mossberg 500 shotgun under the barrel.
  • You Shall Not Pass: Tries to pull one off against the Predator. It doesn't work.

    Hawkins 

Rick Hawkins

Played By: Shane Black

The team's radio operator and technical expert.

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    Dillon 

Colonel 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.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: When his hidden motive is revealed, he appeared to be an antagonist of a Cold War Conspiracy Thriller action movie, however, this is all thrown out of the window when the Predator shows up.
  • 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
  • Crushing Handshake: With Dutch, which he loses.
  • Enemy Mine: Works with Dutch and his team despite the revelation of his actual mission.
  • Fallen Hero: A former best friend of Dutch who had become a crooked, pencil-pushing and deceitful CIA agent.
  • Guns Akimbo: When he follows Mac after the Predator.
  • Hate Sink: Downplayed, but he is the in-universe The Scrappy amongst his team and the fact he tricked Dutch and his mates into wiping out a guerrilla unit that would lead to each one of them facing the Predator and die one by one, including Dillion himself, further made him looked down upon. The fact that he also sent Dutch's friend Jim Hopper and his team to do the same mission — and got them horrifically killed by the Predator in the process— also does not win him any approval. All together, he is indirectly responsible for all of the deaths caused by the Predator.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice
  • Jerkass: He's shady and disagreeable.
  • The Lancer
  • The Neidermeyer: He is a CIA Colonel, but is loathed by his teammates due to his inexperience on the field and viewed them in return as expendable assets for his hidden assassination mission.
  • 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.
  • Token Evil Teammate: He's a crooked CIA agent whose despised by his comrades for his shady nature.
  • Weapon of Choice: A HK94 carbine chopped and converted to resemble a Heckler and Koch MP5A3.

    Anna 

Anna

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.
    The Predator 

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.

  • Badass: Stalks and kills an entire squad of badass action heroes like they were teenagers in a slasher flick.
  • Big Bad: The main antagonist of the film.
  • Blood Knight
  • Blue and Orange Morality: 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 self-destruct while laughing like a maniac.
  • Chameleon Camouflage: 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.
  • Egomaniac Hunter: although an alien, a surprisingly accurate portrait.
  • Evil Laugh: The Predator gives one hell of a menacing cackle before it dies,
especially since its laugh is a hideously distorted mimic of Billy's laughter.

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