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Lance Henriksen Henriksen is typically considered the correct answer, though whether or not he qualifies is more ambiguous than Paxton1: In the original Terminator film, Henriksen plays one of the detectives working the "Phone Book Killer" case. He's shot repeatedly during the T-800's attack on the police station, and we'...


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The only time it's said in any of the films is in Predators (2010) Isabelle says: It’s because we are predators, Royce. Just like them. Here's it's not used as a proper noun. There's no in-universe use of it as a proper noun. In the script for Predator 2 (1990) it is referred to as the Predator. his vision STEPS IN, downward, through the canyons ...


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From the IMDb: Putting the Alien (1979) skull on the trophy case on the Predator ship was the idea of Stephen Hopkins' as a way of showing off all the different species and creatures that the Predators have hunted and killed. It was also a nod to the Dark Horse Aliens vs Predator comics which were quite popular at the time. Since Fox had owned the Alien ...


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In the film canon, there's no mention of gender. In fact, there's no mention of whether the Predators even have gender. In the book and comic series, there are extensive mentions of Predator females (bordering on slashfic in some cases) who seem largely to remain on the planet and raise little baby Predators despite their greater-than-average intelligence. ...


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In the existing movies, there is nothing mentioning Predators adopting humans, however it has happened at least once in the comic book series, which predates the movies: Machiko Noguchi (野口真千子), was a Chigusa Corporation employee and the administrator in charge of the Prosperity Wells colony on Ryushi. Unfortunately, this planet has been selected as a ...


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The Predators were supposed to be a metaphor for human sport hunters. In fact that was the working title according to Wikipedia: Predator was scripted by Jim and John Thomas in 1985, under the working title of Hunter. As we know, people who hunt for fun typically take part of their prey's body as a trophy, usually skulls, but also skin (i.e. leather) ...


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We don't see the Predator (Yautja) eating anything in the films. All evidence from the EU points toward them being omnivourous but with an emphasis on eating raw meat and veg. Predator: Strange Roux - Muskrat meat. and Predator: Homeworld - Some sort of root. They also drink an (alcoholic?) intoxicating beverage called c'ntlip Unbidden came a memory. Of ...


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No, it wasn't intentional foreshadowing of the movie, but it was a direct reference to the Alien vs. Predator concept. When we see the Predator's trophy room, there is a wide array of alien skulls in there, representing the kinds of things the Predator has killed. Putting a xenomorph skull in was reportedly done at the suggestion of two of the effects ...


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I propose the skin is not taken as a trophy, there it lies beneath the hanging human carcass. Notice when the skinning takes place: at the beginning of the hunt. In Predator and Predator 2, both have occurrences of the Predator on the hunt making a point of making a hanging display to its intended prey as they enter the hunting territory. This probably is ...


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Throughout the movies we see the Predator do a number of things that are not strictly efficient in terms of killing its prey but seem more driven by honour. To give some examples: Removal of the helmet and weaponry during the final showdown with Dutch (although there are some schools of thought that say this was due to damage to the helmet). Use of ...


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The reason why Predators think that humans are worthy opponents, is probably due to our resilience, and our weapons can actually hurt them, so it makes it even more prideful for the predators when they are able to kill us, it is an honor thing, they hunt us the same reason they hunt aliens, for bragging rights, and to prove themselves. If you have seen the ...


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It's never clearly spelled out in the movie, but most likely, the so-called river ghost alien was killed by Morpheus Ronald Noland, who was hanging around at the time, and revealed himself to the group right after.


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He's taunting Dutch There are a few times in the film where the Predator records the voices of humans. It seems to use them as a taunt rather than a lure. The one time that it could have conceivably been using a voice to lure a human was when he replayed Mac's "over here" to Dillon. But Mac was dead at the time, so it frightened Dillon rather than lured ...


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It is a Plasma caster which is fired from the shoulder of the Yautja and it fires a plasma pulse, not bullets. Plasma caster The plasma caster is a shoulder-mounted energy weapon. A triangular laser rangefinder is used to assist aiming the shot. The laser sight can be part of the Predator's helmet, although some casters have their own laser sights ...


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Given the inflection the predator places on the word you (which Dutch does not), it's not mimicry, it's equal parts taunt and complete understanding. Dutch's sentence ends with a period. The predator's ends with a question mark. Dutch: What the hell are you. Predator: What. The hell. Are you? There's no indication of how the Predator can speak or ...


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Why a worthy hunt? Individuality. This echos in the famous lines at the end of the first movie: Dutch: "What the hell are you." The Predator: "Whaat, th' 'ell, ar' 'oou." Weapons mean nothing in the end. Only those with unique minds--independent of their species instincts--make weapons useful. See MacGyver and what ingenious things he creates from ...


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Being that the Predator's alien species name is Yautja There does not seem to be much on what they actually eat, in or out of universe. But they are said to eat "roots of an earth plant", but not human flesh. Virtually nothing of the predators eating habits is revealed in the films, the City Hunter from the second predator film did covertly raid a ...


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The film had persistent problems with lighting, as can be seen in the video below. When the light wasn't bright enough, rather than resetting (causing delay while the set and lighting are altered), the directors seems to have been content to simply film and hope that it could be fixed in post-production. Additionally, the dim ...


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The Predators drop the group on the moon This is addressed in the movie where Noland tells the others about it: NOLAND: Far as I can tell, a game preserve. And you and I are the game. ROYCE: They do this just for sport? NOLAND: Oh, yeah, they bring in fresh meat season after season. I mean, shit you wouldn't believe. Bring it in, and hunt it and kill it. ...


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The Yautja (Predator race) have a strong code about hunting and killing prey. The easier the kill, on an easier prey, the less honor is acquired by it and vice versa. They tend to hunt for individual prey, not getting into a rampage in which they kill all of them. For example if hunting for a group of soldiers, the Yautja will pick one target, attempt ...


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I think this really depends on how you consider the Predators society to be: To me, they're simply trophy hunters. Collect the most exotic and most dangerous game as trophies. A Predator might fight with his own "agenda" ("fair game for good game"), but doesn't necessarily have to. Just because the game doesn't fight or runs away doesn't mean it would be no ...


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In a deleted scene he claims to have been a surgeon although it's not clear whether his entire "doctor" persona is a complete fabrication. Interestingly, in the Draft Script the character of Edwin claims to have been an insurance salesman who just happens to be a know-it-all about the subject of neurotoxins, ancient flora ...


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In Predators (2010) we see two different tribes of predators, the Jungle Hunter Clan and the Super Predator Clan. In the film we see the Crucified Predator of the Jungle Hunter Clan is tied up in the camp area. From this we can infer that the species does hunt its own in some circumstances. Since it has been shown that they take trophies from worthy prey we ...


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According to the Predator Wikia the "Plasma Caster" is based on eye-tracking technology. The gun itself is shoulder-mounted and can be fired either using the wrist gauntlet or by some kind of hidden signal (such as a button inside the Biomask). The Bio-mask is a combination breather, video recorder and targeting system for the Plasma Caster. The various ...


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The fundamental psychology of the Predators is still unknown to Humans. As such, we are not clear on their selection process for trophies. All of our information is based on anecdotal evidence. It could very well be at the end of their hunts, they only take the BEST trophy or trophies, honoring the prey that proved most worthy while the others are ...


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In Predator: Forever Midnight (which I don't think is canon, but still worthwhile as an answer here) the Predators are not as we know them in canon (i.e., the Yautja) they are called the Hish-qu-Ten. These Predators are hermaphroditic and can switch between genders regularly. The female phase have exactly six offspring and can be told apart from the male ...


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From the new movie "The Predator": Merc Soldier: Why do you call it the Predator? Traeger: It's a nickname, the data suggests that it tracks its prey, exploits weakness. Seems to enjoy it, like a game. Merc Soldier: That's not a predator, that's a sports hunter. A predator kills its prey to survive, what you're describing is more like a bass ...


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After reviewing a video footage of the Predator emplacing mines, along with images of the predator sprites used in the game the only conclusion I can draw is that he's pulling them out of his "Hyperspace Arsenal". There is literally no place he could hold a dozen mines, each the size of a can of tuna unless his rectum works ...


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Yes Depending from the game it was either a separate vision mode or cloaked Predator was visible in thermal: In the Aliens versus Predator video games, the Predator has four vision modes, regular vision (to fit in with the first-person shooter genre), thermal (spotting regular beings like humans), electric (gives a red background, used spotting Xenomorph's ...


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Notice when the skinning takes place: At the beginning of the hunt. In Predator and Predator 2, both have occurrences of the Predator on the hunt making a point of making a hanging display to its intended prey as they enter the hunting territory. This probably is inter-species communication, as a warning to the humans that they are entering the hunting ...


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