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Crazy Awesome - Hector, full stop. He seems to be a sociopathic Jerkass but it turns out he actually does know his stuff about crocodiles and how to catch them.
Reba from the third and fourth movies. Badass hunter who is not only entertaining to watch, but manages to kill multiple crocs by herself include a couple that are eating her (she survives). She does so using a knife. And she calls out other people for doing stupid things, too.
Visual Effects of Awesome: Compared to a lot of killer croc films. Lake Placid features great special effects by both Stan Winston and Digital Domain that, for the most part, hold up. The sequels however not so much, though they do admittedly look better than most Sci-Fi Channel Original films. Up until the fourth film, anyway.