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* ButterFace: Gender-Inverted. With their decidedly non-human appearance, there's a reason the Predators wear their helmets, which makes this a rare case where the monster falls into this trope.



* {{Gonk}}: With their decidedly non-human appearance, there's a reason the Predators wear their helmets, which makes this a rare case where the monster falls into this trope.

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** ''The Predator''; "[[CallBack What the hell are you?]] Shut the fuck up."


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* RatedMForManly: The original movie has one of the manliest casts ever assembled. The sequels never try matching it, but make [[WorldOfBadass every character into a strong fighter]] to compensate. And there's always blood and amusing quips to guarantee the testosterone flow.


** ''Predator''. After Blain is killed, there is potentially the most Dakka in one scene in cinema history.

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** ''Predator''. After Blain is killed, there is potentially the most Dakka in one scene in cinema history. It's still not enuff.


*** In ''Film/AlienVsPredatorRequiem'', Wolf (the Predator cleaning up the mess) is searching for his next mess to clean up, and sees one of our main characters, her son, and a red shirt. The red shirt is armed, but Wolf dismisses them, since he's not on a hunt, he's preventing contamination of Earth by Xenomorphs and Predator tech. When the red shirt threatens the kid with his pistol, however, Wolf unceremoniously blows his head off with his plasma caster.

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*** In ''Film/AlienVsPredatorRequiem'', ''Film/AliensVsPredatorRequiem'', Wolf (the Predator cleaning up the mess) is searching for his next mess to clean up, and sees one of our main characters, her son, and a red shirt. The red shirt is armed, but Wolf dismisses them, since he's not on a hunt, he's preventing contamination of Earth by Xenomorphs and Predator tech. When the red shirt threatens the kid with his pistol, however, Wolf unceremoniously blows his head off with his plasma caster.


*** In ''Film/AlienVsPredatorRequiem'', Wolf (the Predator cleaning up the mess) is searching for his next mess to clean up, and sees one of our main characters, her son, and a red shirt. The red shirt is armed, but Wolf dismisses them, since he's not on a hunt, he's preventing contamination of Earth by Xenomorphs and Predator tech. When the red shirt threatens the kid with his pistol, however, Wolf unceremoniously blows his head off with his plasma caster.



*** That said, ''do not'' piss off a Predator after it decides to leave you alone. Charles Bishop Weyland in ''Alien vs. Predator'' learned that the hard way after he decided to improvise a flamethrower against one that had its back to him, [[NotWorthKilling who had let him go seconds earlier after realizing he was gravely ill from lung cancer]].

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*** That said, ''do not'' piss off a Predator after it decides to leave you alone. Charles Bishop Weyland in ''Alien vs. Predator'' learned that the hard way after he decided to improvise a flamethrower against one that had its back to him, [[NotWorthKilling who had let him go seconds earlier after realizing he was gravely ill from lung cancer]]. (Though a common interpretation is that the Predator viewed this attack as a demand by Weyland to be considered worthy prey and die an honorable death, and the Predator was only too happy to oblige.)


Since the inception in 1987, the Predator has appeared in a large number of movies, comics, novels, video games, and other media. Following an extremely successful comic crossover, many of these works [[Franchise/AlienVsPredator pit the Predator against the]] {{Franchise/Alien}} to the point that the two are forever linked in the public mind. This trend began in ''Film/Predator2'', which included a xenomorph skull as an EasterEgg, and was eventually canonized in film. Beyond humans and xenomorphs, multiple comic series have established that the Predator's third favorite prey are superheroes ([[TheWorfEffect which rarely works out]]).

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Since the inception in 1987, the Predator has appeared in a large number of movies, comics, novels, video games, and other media. Following an extremely successful comic crossover, many of these works [[Franchise/AlienVsPredator pit the Predator against the]] {{Franchise/Alien}} to the point that the two are forever linked in the public mind. This trend began in ''Film/Predator2'', which included a xenomorph skull as an EasterEgg, and was eventually canonized in film. Beyond humans and xenomorphs, multiple comic series have established that the Predator's third favorite prey are superheroes ([[TheWorfEffect which rarely works out]]). The franchise has also inspired many a PredatorPastiche in other series.


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* ActionGirl: From ''Predator 2'' onwards, the female leads became these.

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* ActionGirl: From ''Predator 2'' onwards, the female leads became become these.



* ALighterShadeOfBlack: In situations where the Predator [[EvilVersusEvil fights against another evil character]], the Predator will often are portrayed more sympathetic for [[AssholeVictim good reasons]].

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* ALighterShadeOfBlack: In situations where the Predator [[EvilVersusEvil fights against another evil character]], the Predator will is often are portrayed more as sympathetic for [[AssholeVictim good reasons]].



* AnAesop: The first two movies, according to WordOfGod, have the subtext that hunting for sport is a bad thing. Think hunting animals for sport is fun... how does it feel when the tables are turned and a more advanced race of aliens hunts us humans for sport?

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* AnAesop: The first two movies, according to WordOfGod, WordOfGod[[invoked]], have the subtext that hunting for sport is a bad thing. Think hunting animals for sport is fun... how does it feel when the tables are turned and a more advanced race of aliens hunts us humans for sport?


* ''{{Franchise/Alien}}''



* ''{{Franchise/Alien}}''

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* ''{{Franchise/Alien}}''

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