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Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer
A former Green Beret and team leader.
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.
- Black Best Friend: Was this to Dutch before the events of the movie.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: His ulterior motive for accompanying the team is to use them to eliminate the guerillas under the context of a rescue mission.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice
- The Lancer
- Crushing Handshake: With Dutch, which he loses.
- 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.
- 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.
Jorge "Poncho" Ramirez
Played By: Richard Chaves
A Chicano fluent in Spanish who translates initially for Anna.
Played By: Bill Duke
A close friend of Blain's who served with him in Vietnam.
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.
- 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".
- 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.
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.
The team's radio operator and technical expert.
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.