In Jurassic Park (1993), Muldoon has this to say about the velociraptors when he first meets Dr. Grant (emphasis mine):

They're extremely intelligent, even problem-solving intelligent, especially the big one.

The way he describes her it makes her sound like she is the leader of the pack.

When the raptors escape, we only ever see two at a time, and to my eyes they looked to be about the same size. I would have expected that since they made a point of mentioning that one raptor was scarier than the others that she would become a key player in the raptor scenes. Do we ever actually see "the big one", and if so, do we know which raptor she was?

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    The wikia suggests nothing was different about her with regards to bgger animation, etc, she was merely the alpha – Edlothiad Mar 25 '18 at 19:22
  • @Edlothiad Is there any indication in the movie as to which of the three was the alpha? It did not seem like any one of them was calling the shots. – SethMMorton Mar 25 '18 at 19:29
  • They say it in the film, that “the big one” killed all but two and took over the pack – Edlothiad Mar 26 '18 at 5:08
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    @Edlothiad Yes. My question is if that particular raptor can be picked out in any of the scenes. They make a point in at the beginning of the movie to state that “a big one” killed all the others and took over the pack, and I thought it would be interesting to know if it was possible to identify that one in some manner in the scenes after they escape from their paddocks. – SethMMorton Mar 26 '18 at 5:17
  • That's the second part of the comment. And why I didn't answer, there only seems to be speculation if she was in fact "bigger" than the other ones, as otherwise they were all identical (unlike those in Jurassic World) which wouldn't let you tell them apart. – Edlothiad Mar 26 '18 at 5:33

It is my opinion that "The Big One" is the raptor that opens the kitchen door. It's stated by Muldoon that "When she looks at you, you can see she's working things out." This seems to indicate she's not only the strongest, but also the most intelligent of the raptors bred within Jurassic Park. For further identification, she calls the second raptor to her and snaps at it when it rises higher than her. Instead of snapping back, the second raptor shows submission by ducking and hissing.

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