The cast of Predators
, in order of appearance
"There is no hunting like the hunting of man. And those who have hunted armed men long enough, and liked it, never really care for anything else thereafter."
A mercenary dropped in the game preserve. Cold and ruthless, he slowly and reluctantly emerges as the leader of the group.
- Anti-Hero: Of the the vicious, Unscrupulous Hero type.
- Awesome by Analysis: He makes judicious use of the Sherlock Scan and Batman-Gambit.
- Blood Knight: He freely admits that he loves to kill and has no moral qualms about it.
- Changed My Mind, Kid: After apparently turning his back on the other survivors to get to an alien ship, he comes back and saves Isabelle's life.
- Combat Pragmatist: Possibly the biggest in the Predator series. He has no qualms in creating more fire around him, blocking Mr. Black's thermal vision, or using the body of a teammate to trap Mr. Black.
- Cultured Badass: With the Hemingway quotes to prove it.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy
- Dyeing for Your Art: Brody packed on quite a bit of muscle to play Royce.
- Licked by the Dog: Isabelle's faith in him is one of the first signs that he's not all bad.
- Lightning Bruiser: A heavily muscled guy with a big gun, (although definitely not a BFG) he is still impressively quick, as he showcases when one of his teammates tries to backstab him.
- Made of Iron
- Morality Pet: Isabelle quickly becomes his.
- Noble Demon: Although it slowly occurs over the course of the movie, more notably with Isabelle.
- Pet the Dog: Goes all out to save Isabelle from a pit trap early in the movie, one of the early signs that he's not entirely heartless.
- Private Military Contractor: He plays all the negative stereotypes straight, though Isabelle also pegs him as former special forces.
- Shirtless Scene: Serves up double-barreled fanservice by showing off Brody's astonishing abdominals and giving an unsubtle homage to the first movie.
- Shotguns Are Just Better: His weapon of choice is the AA-12 automatic shotgun.
- The Unfettered: Royce takes everything thrown at him in his stride, and is willing to engage in tactics that disgust his teammates in order to survive.
"Does this look like a team orientated group of individuals to you?"
A Mexican enforcer for the Los Zetas drug cartel.
"Ну и рожа у тебя!"
Played By: Oleg Taktarov
A Russian Spetsnaz agent. Tough and courageous with a family back home, he's one of the more co-operative members of the misfit team.
"We're the monsters of our own world. It's probably better that we're never going back."
Played By: Alice Braga
A sniper for the Israeli Defense Force. Suffering from Survivors Guilt
, she takes it upon herself to keep the team's moral compass pointed in the right direction.
- Action Girl
- The Atoner: The reason she's so nice is Survivors Guilt.
- The Chick: She's the most compassionate by quite a wide margin.
- Final Girl
- Friendly Sniper
- The Heart
- Morality Pet: For a long time Isabelle's faith in Royce is the only external sign the audience gets that he's not an irredeemable prick. He saves her life more than once, in the last case passing up a chance to use a Predator ship in order to come back and help her.
- Small Girl, Big Gun: Though not of cartoonish proportions, it's a long-barreled, high-caliber sniper rifle, and she's rather petite.
- Survivors Guilt: She is haunted by the loss of her spotter, who was killed in action shortly before she was kidnapped by the Predators.
- Token Good Teammate: Only Nikolai comes close to being as unambiguously good as she is.
"Who do you think you're dealing with, hoss?"
Played By: Walton Goggins
A Death Row inmate responsible for killing 38 people. Stans may be small, but he moves like a cobra.
- The Berserker: When we first see Stans, he's fighting Mombasa with a knife. Later, Stans gets stabby when pinned by one of the Tusker beasts. He jumps on a Predator and starts stabbing it in the back, and isn't the slightest bit afraid when it pulls out his spine. He'll fight anything and without an ounce of fear.
- Brother-Sister Incest: Pretty strongly implied, considering his tattoo.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Even Evil Has Standards: His What the Hell, Hero? speech is full of this. He also tends to inspire this in others.
- Faux Affably Evil: Sure, he's funny and personable, but he's always a second away from doing or saying something horrific.
- For the Evulz: His reason for killing 38 people? (From a deleted scene)
Stans: Well my lawyer said I was crazy, but you want to know the real reason; why the fuck not?
- Heroic Sacrifice: Already wounded, he throws himself at an Black Predator with a knife and slows it down enough for the others to escape.
- Knife Nut: He complains about all the others getting guns when he only has a knife, but like the others he has been equipped with his most proficient weapon.
- Laughably Evil
- Pet the Dog: Even as the most obvious Token Evil Teammate, he gets a few of these: his What the Hell, Hero? to Royce, for one—and the Heroic Sacrifice.
- Savage South
- Sociopathic Hero
- Token Evil Teammate: There are quite a few people on this team that would probably qualify as evil or close enough to count, but he's probably the most evil and deranged. He provokes Even Evil Has Standards from multiple characters.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Of all people, he joins Isabelle in directing a minor one at Royce after Mombassa's death.
Royce: I needed to know who we're up against. Now I do.
Stans: A man is dead because of that.
Royce: This morning you were ready to kill him.
Stans: Well it ain't this goddamn morning, is it?
"I am ready to die. Are you?"
Played By: Mahershalalhashbaz Ali
An RUF member and a Sierra Leone Death Squad officer.
"Can someone please just tell me, uh, what the fuck is going on here?"
Played By: Topher Grace
A doctor with no combat background.
- Action Survivor: He's the only one who makes no active contribution to the firefights.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing
- Combat Medic: It's the teams' only explanation for why he is there at all.
- Deadly Doctor
- Deadpan Snarker
- Even Evil Has Standards: Sure Edwin is a serial killer, but even he seems to find Stans assertion that when they get home, Stans will do a ton of cocaine and rape multiple women more than a little horrific. Then again, he may have been pretending.
- Kick the Dog: Even before The Reveal, he pulls a real dick move. When he's injured and trying to convince the others to help him, he goes all I Have a Family, and pulls out the photo Nicolai had shown him of Nicolai's kids. Keep in mind that Nicolai died to save this guy.
- Non-Action Guy: He mostly gets through combat by ducking behind Isabelle or Nikolai.
- One Of These Is Not Like The Others: It's a team of soldiers, mercenaries, murderers...and a doctor.
- Only Sane Man: Naturally, as he's an ordinary man and his companions are either a Blood Knight or a Psycho for Hire. Subverted! He may well be the craziest of the group.
- Serial Killer
- The Smart Guy: He can identify plant life, and knows their toxic properties.
"...I talk too much."
Played By: Louis Ozawa Changchien
A silent member of the Yakuza.
Classic Predator\Crucified Predator
One of the traditional Predators, he's found trussed up by the larger Predators.
Berserker Predator / Mr. Black
Played By: Brian Steele
Berserker (or Mr. Black as he was known by the production crew)
is the leader of the Black Predators, who spend the entire film hunting the protagonists for sport. He decorates his mask with a trophy's jawbone, possibly that of a Xenomorph
- Badass: His NECA action figure biography states he was the youngest ever Predator to kill a Xenomorph and complete the rite of passage.
- Big Bad: Is the leader of the Black Predators, and according to his bio the Badass Teacher for Tracker and Falconer.
- Blue and Orange Morality: The Black Predators clearly do not share the Classic Predators strict code of behavior. It's possible their actions would in fact be frowned upon by their own culture, though that is not explicitly stated.
- Combat Pragmatist: He accepts the Classic Predator's challenge to a fist-fight, but once Classic starts scoring some hits, Berserker resorts to using his plasma blaster.
- Dramatic Unmask: The only one in the entire movie (at least from an actual Predator).
- Obviously Evil: The eyes on his mask glow Hellish-Red, compared to the yellowish glow of all the other Predators. His red-stained dreadlocks don't help much either.
- Unflinching Walk: When he detonates his own ship he just walks away casually without even looking back at the end results.
Played By: Carey Jones
Responsible for sending the hell-hounds
after the humans, he also tracks them into Noland's refuge.
Played By: Brian Steele
So-named for using a falcon-like robot to seek his prey, once he sees Hanzo raising his Katana he accepts to use his wristblade to battle him.
"I'm the one that got away. The one you don't fuck with."
A veteran warrior who's survived in the game preserve for many seasons.