The Super Predators are a possible sub-species of the Yautja race although they could just be enhanced or superlative individuals of the species.
They appear to be physically larger (though this is debatable) standing at roughly 7' 4" tall, being stronger, more muscular than their counterparts (though this is debatable) and of a more slender build. They have a more reptilian appearance than their better-known cousins, and have scaly skin in addition to different coloring. Another feature is their dreadlocks are far more swept back than on normal Yautja. They also posses a longer face, giving them a small snout in affect.
Three Super Predators were seen in the movie "Predators", and they are the Falconer, the Black Berserker Predator (nicknamed Mr. Black), and the Tracker. They appear to be in a blood feud with the smaller Yautja. However, they use the same technology.
They do differ in various ways in terms of culture; the first difference is they only have a single blade on their gauntlets, they also use a gatling-gun type of plasma caster and a modified cloak. They also have tighter Armour, having less metal and more leather in appearance.
When hunting they use traps, preferring to induce fear and panic into their prey in an attempt to make them run. Another feature is they (unlike their cousins) have no qualms about killing an unarmed, injured or crippled enemy (though they will still honorably fight one on one in single combat with their foe). Super Predators have also been seen to use some kind of hunting dog for "flushing out" their prey.
They appear to value trophies and large numbers of kills rather than honor in the hunt or in the individual kill.
Berserker (Mr. Black)Edit
Highly skilled in engineering, Falconer Predator isn't interested in following the old Yautja traditions of the hunt. To him, the hunt must evolve, along with its tools. In his eyes, the best way to do so is to observe and acquire the techniques and technology of those he hunts. As a newly successful Young Blood class Predator, Falconer Predator became intrigued by his prey that used flying creatures as a hunting tool. Not satisfied to domesticate and train such creatures on his home planet, Falconer Predator built and programmed his own deadly bird using the technology of the Yautja augmented by the technology of Xenomorphs and other cultures he had encountered in his hunts. He seems to be the only Super predator who has Honor to a degree; as he doesn't simply kill his enemy but chose to stand & fight honorably to the death.
The Tracker Predator always enjoyed the company of Hell-hounds more than that of other predators. He bred and trained the hounds because he believed they were not being used to the full extent by other Yautja. On his first official hunt of a Xenomorph the hounds allowed him to track and kill a Xenomorph in record time, but there wasn't much of a trophy to collect as the dogs didn't leave a shred of the prey intact.
Four-Arms (Predators: Preserve the Game)Edit
Nightstorm (Also known as Scarab predator)
A super predator Elder who accompanied one of the first Yautja Xenomorph Hunts known to Egypt, Earth. However, he did not approve of theYautja code of honor, feeling it gave too much power and significance to the prey they hunted. Thus the feud between the tribes began and Nightstorm's legend soon grew amongst his kind, eventually leading him to Elder status. He set out to unite the rest of the Super Predator tribe, ruthlessly hunting nothing less than the noble Yautja warriors.
Behind the ScenesEdit
- It should be noted that the Super Predator design is incredibly similar to the predator from the one-shot comic "Predator: Captive". The similarity is most likely coincidental between the predator in "Predator: Captive" and the Predators film, however it is likely that the predator's appearance was caused by the artist's style as it is highly stylized and meant to represent a normal predator.