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Why didn't the explosive device detonate?

In Predator 2, the Yautja is seen enabling the explosive device, as he thinks the fall is imminent; then Lieutenant Mike Harrigan, slashed the right arm of the Predator, with the device embedded, ...
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Why do Predators prefer to hunt during heatwaves?

In the first Predator movie, it's mentioned that the Predator only comes to Earth to hunt during the hottest years. ANNA GONSALVES: When I was little, we found a man. He looked like... like butchered....
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Who sent the group to the Game Preserve Planet in Predators

Any idea who sent the gang of extremely dangerous individuals to the unknown planet (or moon, since you see a huge Jupiter like planet nearby) in Predators that Royce described as the Game Preserve ...
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Why does it go from Alien vs. Predator to Aliens vs. Predator?

The first film in the mini-franchise that is AVP is titled Alien vs. Predator. The sequel to it is titled Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem. Simply, why did the sequel add an "s" to the Alien ...
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Do Predators "adopt" other species and teach them to be Warriors or Hunters?

The Predator franchise has a long history of hunting deadly creatures which can defend themselves, including the Xenomorphs, and humans. On several occasions, we see Predators [Yautja] present humans ...
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Why is Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem so dark?

One of the most common complaints about Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem is that it is way too dark to see anything. I think most viewers will attest to this. My question is why is it that way? It ...
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How will the Predator deal with the remaining weapons​ if their owner dies?

I will take the Predator Wolf as the sample. In Alien vs Predator: Requiem, we can saw that Predator Wolf was assigned​ to neutralize the Predalien Queen and finally they both die together in a ...
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How long does it take the xenomorph to build the hive?

I am curious how fast can a xenomorph build a hive? Does it only take 1 day? Let's take Alien vs Predator: Requiem for example. There is a scene that the hospital is target where the Predalien Queen ...
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Breeding of predalien and predators

In "Alien vs Predator: Requiem" movie the genetic croos of alien and predator - predalien queen, had an ability to fertilize victims, just like facehugger, but with multiple seeds (and straight into ...
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Do Predators take the skulls of other predators as trophies?

I recently saw a poster for the upcoming movie The Predator, showing a predator's hand holding a predator's skull as a trophy. At first I thought it didn't make sense and should be a human skull, but ...
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Was the predator that fights Dutch a renegade?

I was recalling the events, and there were some points that lead me to think that. The Yautja seem to hunt in groups, at least most of the time. This predator was acting alone. The Yautja recovers ...
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What was the Predator doing while the crew was setting up the trap?

Where was the Predator all the while Dutch and crew were building the trap? The build had to take a while. I find it hard to believe that the creature was gone for an hour or two without checking in ...
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How/Where did the Yautjas (Predators) get the Xenomorphs?

The Yautjas (or more commonly known simply as Predators) are an extra-terrestrial race of warriors who hunt for sport and honor. Their hunts included humans and several species (judging from the ...
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Is Predator ever called Predator in any of the films?

Just because out of universe, we call it Predator, I know that doesn't mean it's actual title or name in universe is Predator. But do we ever hear anyone in any of the Predator or AVP movies refer to ...
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What type of Doctor was Edwin?

In the movie Predators, Edwin claims to be a Doctor. He has extensive knowledge of a poisonous plant, which he easily identifies at first glance. Archaefructus liaoningensis. That is really, ...
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What are the rules of engagement observed by the predator aliens in the Predator movies?

As depicted in the Predator franchise films such as *Predator* and *Predators*, the predators have advanced energy weapons and stealth technology and (in my mind) could quickly wipe out all of the ...
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Who has been killed by a Terminator, a Predator, and a Xenomorph?

The in memoriam for Bill Paxton, over on meta, reads (...) Bill Paxton, one of only two actors to have the distinction of being killed by a Xenomorph, a Predator and a Terminator (...) Who's the ...
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Did the Predators, Yautja, develop the technology they use?

Humans lost many of their predator physical features as they developed and relied upon technology. I was thinking that the Yautja would have lost their fangs in a similar fashion, and long ago in ...
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What is the difference between Yautja and Super Yautja in Predators?

Can someone please explain to me the differences between Yautja and the Super Yautja seen in 'Predators'? I've read that they are a sub-species, but how are they different, in the way they act, think,...
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Do Predators understand words spoken in English?

When the Predator said "What... the hell... are you?" to Dutch, near the end of the first film, did it understand the meaning of those words (and was it therefore genuinely asking that ...
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How many non-engineered species are in the Alien/Predator universe?

First of all I'm not particular confident of what is considered canon in this universe. As far as I know all the films are canon but I'm unsure about video games and comic books. The framing of my ...
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Can Predator enhanced vision see other Predators when they are in stealth mode?

Is there any definitive statement within the Predator movies, books, comics or games concerning whether Predators can hide from each other? Do any of their helmet's enhanced vision systems negate the ...
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What is the gun used by the Predator?

in 1987 Predator movie, what is the gun type used by the alien creature on his shoulder? Does it shoot bullets like a normal gun or is it a Plasma Gun?
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Does the Predator eat human flesh?

In the 1987 Predator movie, does the alien creature eat human flesh? And if not, what is he eating?
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What makes humans a worthy hunt?

In the Predator Series we find out that the Predator species are hunters. They search for the most worthy prey, hunt them, kill them and collect them as trophies. image src: What are the other alien ...
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Was the alien skull foreshadowing?

In Predator 2, the hero finds the Predator's collection of skulls, including a skull from the alien in Alien. Was this meant to foreshadow the coming Alien vs. Predator project, or were there no ...
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Doesn't "Alien vs Predator" contradict the previous movies with regards to Predators and their relation to heat?

In Predator, the girl reveals that the "devil" (the Predator) only comes in the "hottest of years". In the beginning of Predator 2, there is a newscast in the background that states that LA is ...
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How do the Predators' Smart-Discs extend and retract?

In the Alien vs Predator video games and the AvP and Predator movies, the Predators' Smart-Discs have the ability to extend and retract. I would like to know how the Disc does this, would it be that ...
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How do Predators store their Combi-Stick?

In the "Alien Vs Predator" series of movies, the Predators habitually carry a Combi-Stick on their backs. Could somebody please tell me what keeps the Predators' Combi-Stick in place on their backs? ...
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Where do Predators keep their mines?

In the 2010 video game Aliens vs. Predator (or AVP 3), when you have the the mines as the Predator, where would they be stored? Do they go on the belt? Because that’s the only place I think it could ...
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How do these pieces of Predator equipment work?

I was wondering if anyone could tell me: How the Predators Plasma Caster works. How the Bio Mask changes vision modes. Finally how the Wrist Blades and Combi-Stick extend and retract.
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How do the Predators select and transport their Trophies?

In the Trophy rooms, we see that Predators have Trophies from their hunts. How do they transport all the human/alien trophies before being picked up from the hunt? Pockets? Or do they only select the ...
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What weapons do Predators use? [closed]

When I played Aliens versus Predator video game as a Predator, I really enjoyed his set of weapons. I remember the spear, disk, a cannon and a tool for self-healing. In the Aliens versus Predator ...
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Is there a female Predator?

In all the movies featuring the Predator creatures or Yautja we can only see what appear to be male Predators. I am wondering if a female Predator exists, and if there is any information about them?
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In Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, why does this character get skinned?

In Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (terrible, terrible movie): Aside from the apparent desire of the screenwriter to include a copy (sorry, homage. No, wait, it is just copying) of every memorable scene ...
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What was the creature that chased Edwin in Predators?

When they use Edwin (Topher Grace) as bait in the movie Predators what was the creature that chased him? Does it appear anywhere else in the series or was it just a random critter they made up for ...
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The Predators have a signature 'deboning' move that is admittedly dramatic but seems implausible. Has it ever been commented on?

This spectacular move is depicted at least 3 times in the various Predator films; 'Predator' (Billy Sole), 'Predator 2' (Jerry Lambert) and 'Predators' (Stans). I can't find any clearly supporting ...
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Why do Predators flay people? And what do they do with the skin?

Why do Predators flay people? And what do they do with the skin? We know that they collect skulls, but why skin?
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How could a facehugger attach to a Predator? [duplicate]

The predators have fangs on the exterior of their mouths. Shouldn't these provide some protection from the facehuggers? They show in all the movies they are in that they are capable of moving the ...
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What killed the creature chasing Edwin in Predators?

In the movie Predators, Edwin (played by Topher Grace) is used as bait to draw out a creature, which was later revealed to be something also brought to the planet in a container as prey. Isabelle ...
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