In addition to genetic hybridization, the Yautja sometimes enhance themselves with cybernetic technologies, either to replace a limb or to gain new abilities. Here is a list of all known cybernetically enhanced Predators, including the Bionic Predator and the Spiked Tail Predator.
Alien vs. Predator
Alien vs. Predator Central is a fan site that offers fun perspectives on the franchise, looking for common themes and some of the ridiculous craziness from the Expanded Universe. Look for top 10 lists, videos, and explanations into the Alien lore, Predator lore, Colonial Marine lore and Space Jockey lore.
The Yautja have earned a formidable reputation due to their great hunting skills, but even the mightiest warriors are not immune to defeat. In this exploration, we delve into the consequences that Yautja face when they encounter failure in their perilous pursuit of prey.
Among the many enigmatic facets of their physiology, the Yautja's sense of smell emerges as a critical element in their pursuit of prey. This article aims to unravel the complexities of the Yautja smelling without a nose, and explores what the scent of the Predators might be.
Central to the intrigue surrounding the Yautja is the question of their motivations. What drives these interstellar hunters? In this exploration, we embark on a journey to unravel the mysteries of Yautja motivations and gain insight into what the Predators truly want.
One of the most intriguing subsets of Predator's bio-mask is the skull mask, characterized by bone-like structures forming a fearsome helmet. Wearing a Skull Mask signifies not only a fearsome appearance but also a deep connection to the Yautja's cultural and spiritual beliefs.
In this article, we'll be taking a look at the top 10 Alien books that are a must-read for any fan of the Alien franchise. These novels delve deeper into the mythology of the Xenomorphs, offering new insights and perspectives on the creatures and their origins.
The Predator series does not contain many books. Including the Alien vs. Predator series, there are slightly over a dozen Predator books. Most of them are quite great, with only a few stinkers. Here is a ranking of the best Predator books, including many old classics.
In this epic clash, we delve into the confrontation between the extraterrestrial hunter, the Predator, and the Man of Steel himself, Superman. While these two characters belong to entirely different universes, they have squared off several times in the crossover comic books.
Among the various iterations of the monstrous Xenomorph, Alien: Covenant introduced a new and terrifying addition to the family: the Neomorph. Here is the full overview of the Neomorph creature, from its origins to its proposed final fight with the Protomorph that didn't make it to the movie.
Big Mama was the first prominent Female Predator introduced in the expanded Predator lore. Here is the complete overview of the Big Mama Predator, including her complicated relationship with Ash Parnall and the battle against the Hybrid King.
The complex moral alignment of the Predators been a subject of debate among fans: are the Yautja good or evil? In this article, we will explore the enigmatic nature of these intergalactic hunters, delving into their motivations and actions, in an attempt to decipher their ethical standing.
The Yautja are renowned for their relentless pursuit of challenging prey. While humans and Xenomorphs are the most famous targets of the Predators, there exist other intelligent species that have found themselves in the crosshairs of the Yautja's infamous laser-sighted weapons.
Recognized for their advanced technology and hunting skills, one of the defining characteristics is their remarkable physical strength. In this article, we will delve into the awe-inspiring feats of strength exhibited by the Yautja and answer the question: How strong are the Yautja?
The Celtic Predator was the leader of the three Young Blood Predators sent to their initiation hunt in Antarctica in the first Alien vs. Predator movie. Here is the full profile of the Celtic Predator, including overviews of his history, weapons, and armor, and appearances in other media.
In the ruthless world of the Yautja, emotions play a complex and intriguing role. These formidable extraterrestrial hunters are known for their stoicism and warrior code. This article delves into the enigmatic emotions of the Yautja, including pain, fear, anger, hesitation, and mercy.
Directed by Neill Blomkamp, the proposed "Alien 5" generated considerable excitement, eventually leaving fans in a state of anticipation and disappointment. This article delves into the development, cancellation, the profound impact of "Alien 5," and explores the story details of the movie.
For all of the Yautja's predatory prowess and imposing appearance, they are not devoid of fears and anxieties. In this article, we try to figure out what the Predators are most afraid of, including the dread of dishonor to the unsettling prospect of getting facehugged.
Beyond the Yautja's fearsome appearance and hunting prowess, the extent of their intelligence remains a subject of intrigue and debate. This article explores the multifaceted aspects of Yautja intelligence, trying to figure out exactly how smart the Predators are.
The Alien franchise soon embarks on a thrilling new chapter with the FX Alien TV series, marking its first-ever foray into live-action television. As eager fans await its arrival, we've meticulously compiled information from authoritative sources to craft a guide to the series.
The Grid Alien was a remarkable Alpha Xenomorph from the first Alien vs. Predator movie, noticeable by the grid pattern on its head. This Xenomorph Warrior received damage from a Predator netgun but still managed two kill two Yautja, a rare feat for a single Xenomorph.
What truly enriches the Predator lore is the intricate and multifaceted relationship between Yautja and humans, which has spanned for many millennia. In this article, we'll navigate through the complex Yautja-human interaction via various subtopics, shedding light on this intergalactic dynamic.
There are some lesser-known and rather strange details about the Yautja that might astonish even the most dedicated fans. In this article, we'll delve deep into these unusual facts and trivia about the Yautja, uncovering their mysteries that have captivated audiences for years.
Released in 1990 and directed by Stephen Hopkins, Predator 2 is the thrilling sequel to the iconic 1987 film Predator. In this article, we will delve into the world of Predator 2 and explore what makes it a worthy and underrated addition to the Predator franchise.
Alien: Romulus is the working title for the upcoming Alien movie lined for release in 2024 which is directed by Fade Alvarez. Find out all the details about the movie here, including the exact release date, plot details, and all the known cast and crew members.
The Predator Axe is a heavy melee weapon that delivers devastating damage in close-quarters combat. While the more agile Predators prefer the combisticks or wristblades, the battleaxe is used by the more brutish and stronger Yautja - often the Super Predators or the Viking Predators.
The Predators are renowned for their advanced technology, imposing physique, and a unique aspect that has intrigued fans: their distinctive green blood. In this article, we delve into the mystique surrounding Yautja blood, exploring its properties and significance.
The Alien franchise has spawned a lot of games during its over 40 years of existence. Here is a list of the best Alien games ranked in descending order, including some older classics, and newer ones like Aliens: Fireteam Elite as well.
Although the Predators use exotic and fast starships to arrive at their hunting locations, they sometimes rely on land-based vehicles as well. Here is an overview of all the land-based machines in the vast Predator inventory of advanced technology.
While many aspects of the Yautja culture remains shrouded in mystery, their architecture offers tantalizing glimpses into their society and way of life. In this article, we delve into the facets of Yautja architecture, shedding light on their buildings and other structures.
In the vast and mysterious arsenal of the Yautja, one weapon stands out as a symbol of both elegance and deadly precision — the Yautja Bow. In this article, we delve into the history, design, and significance of the Yautja Bow, exploring its role in the hands of the fierce female Yautja.
This overview delves into the captivating lexicon of the Yautja, offering a glimpse into the vocabulary of these enigmatic beings. It contains the Yautja dictionary with the most common and often used terms in the Predator language, from weaponry to curse words.
After evolving on their homeworld and escaping from enslavement, the Yautja have traveled the cosmos, establishing their dominion on various planets across the galaxy. In this article, we will explore some of the notable planets within the Yautja Empire.
Beyond the fearsome ranks of Yautja warriors, there exists an even more enigmatic figure: the Predator Queen. The Yautja Queen, often shrouded in mystery and seldom glimpsed in popular media, serves as the matriarch of their species.
The Predators are not limited to a single method of combat; instead, they employ a range of techniques, weapons, and tactics to engage their prey. From long-range sniping to brutal hand-to-hand combat, let's explore the multifaceted world of Yautja fighting styles.
While the majority of Yautja hunts take place on land, their adaptability is evident when faced with aquatic environments. These formidable extraterrestrial beings have mastered the art of underwater warfare, equipped with the tools and skills necessary to dominate beneath the waves.
The Predator Civil Wars were a series of conflicts where one Predator clan fought with another over major disagreements over the Predator Honor Code. Here is an overview of all the major Predator Civil Wars, leaving out minor Predator vs. Predator skirmishes.
One of the most fascinating aspects of the Yautja is their remarkable abilities, which make them formidable hunters and adversaries. In this article, we will delve into the mysterious and awe-inspiring abilities of the Yautja, including their physical strength, regeneration, and agility.
The Xenomorph's complex and enigmatic anatomy, a masterwork of both biological evolution and imaginative design, adds to the allure of these formidable creatures. In this exploration, we delve into the intricacies of Xenomorph anatomy, uncovering the mysteries that make them a true sci-fi masterpiece.
Greyback the Elder from the end of Predator 2 was the leader of the Lost Tribe and one of the most established Predators ever. Here is the lore behind the Greyback Predator, including information about his past and future hunts, and his appearance in other media.
The age-old debate between fans of the Alien and Predator franchises revolves around a simple yet captivating question: who would win in a fight between these two iconic extraterrestrial species? The answer remains subjective and open to interpretation.
The Hive Wars Predator was a legendary Elite Yautja who was stranded alone on Yautja Prime after a disastrous hunt that doomed his clan mates. Here is the full profile of this powerful Yautja, including overviews of his hunting history and weaponry.
The Raphael Adolini 1715 flintlock pistol given by Lieutenant Harrigan at the end of Predator 2 is a memorable trophy and a weapon shrouded in mystery. In this article, we explore the alternate backstories and the possible final fate of the pistol.
While the movies just call them Hunters, the Predators are often named the Yautja or the Hish-Qu-Ten (Hish) in the expanded lore of books and comics. In this article, we explore what is the meaning behind these terms and from which source material they originated from.
While much attention has been focused on their hunting skills and intergalactic conflicts, it is interesting to delve into the details of their everyday lives. This article aims to shed light on various aspects of Yautja culture, from their religious beliefs to their familial structures and beyond.
The Predator Pistol is a handheld weapon that shoots heated plasma, similar to the shoulder cannon. It is rarely seen in the movies and mostly shows up in the Predator games. In addition to the plasma shooter, different handheld Predator guns exists, that shoot spears, bolts and even nets.
The Alpha Predator (also known as Kaail) was a legendary Predator who led a rebellion against the insectoid Amengi race thousands of years ago and became the first who can be considered to be Yautja. Here is the full profile of the Alpha Predator.
Used by the Colonial Marines across the universe, the M41A Pulse Rifle is probably the most iconic human weapon in the Alien series. We take a look at some of the Pulse Rifle variants that have been used in the movies, games and comic books.
One of the most unforgettable weapons showcased in the Predator films is the Smart Disc — a formidable and deadly weapon wielded by the Yautja. In this article, we delve into the features, types, and impact of the Predator Smart Disc as depicted in the movies and beyond.
The Xenomorph species has a fascinating life cycle that has evolved with almost every Alien movie. From the Alien egg to the giant Alien Queen, the Xenomorphs go through many different stages that each serve a specific and important purpose.
The Predator Killer suit from the end of The Predator was a gift to humanity from the Fugitive Predator's clan to help them fight the Upgrade Predators. With advanced armor and weaponry, this iron-man-like suit was a powerful but convoluted way to fight other Yautja.
The Predator spear (also known as the combistick) is one of the main Predator weapons and shows up in almost all the Predator movies. Great for stabbing, blocking and even throwing, it comes in several variants, many of which expand like a telescope.
Not much is known about the origins and history of the Predator race, also known as the Yautja. In this article, we explore the Predators evolving on Yautja Prime, developing their hunting culture, and other fascinating events that shaped their evolution as the apex predators of the universe.
The Predators have a fascinating hierarchy that determines their ranks and titles, which is closely tied to the hunt. In this article, we will explore the ranks of the Yautja, from the lowest to the highest, shedding light on the significance of each level.
The Netgun is a specialized weapon utilized by Predators to immobilize and ensnare their targets. Unlike conventional firearms, this weapon fires a specially designed net rather than projectiles. Several types of the netgun exists, with many supporting gadgets and capabilities.
The Feral Predator is the latest Yautja introduced in the Predator movies, debuting in Prey. With a different appearance and new gear, this Predator hunted in the Great Plains during the start of the 18th century and came into conflict with French trappers and a Comanche tribe.
One of the most intriguing customs of the Yautja is the Blooding Ritual, a rite of passage that demonstrates a young Predator's readiness to join the ranks of the honorable hunters. This ritual is performed at the end of the First Hunt, and involves marking oneself with the blood of the enemy.
Here is a list of the top 7 Predator movies ranked in descending order, including Prey and the Alien vs. Predator movies. Although this is just a top 7 list, we can hope that one day a top 10 can be made with new worthy sequels to both Predator and Alien vs. Predator series.
The existence of the Xenomorph egg on the USS Sulaco at the beginning of Alien 3 is one of the biggest mysteries of the Alien franchise. In this article, we take a look at most of the theories surrounding the egg, including plausible ones and others completely outlandish.
Although the movie was released only on the streaming service, Prey was both a critical and financial success, and it only makes sense for Disney to greenlight a sequel. Find out about the current status of Prey 2 (also known as Predator 6 ) movie here.
Here is an overview of all Xenomorph types from the Alien movies, including the facehugger, chestburster, warrior and queen Xenomorphs. As a bonus, some better-known Xenomorph types are also included from the games and comics books.
The Shoulder Cannon (also known as the Plasmacaster) is the Predator's main ranged weapon that usually sits on the left shoulder. It fires a powerful plasma blast that varies in strength. Many variants of the Shoulder Cannon exist, with almost every Yautja having a unique one.
Here is the list of the top 10 Predator games of all time, including old classics from the 80ties and the latest Predator: Hunting Grounds. The list contains many Alien vs. Predator games as well - there a not so many exclusive Predator games in the series.
Predator cosplay has become a popular choice for fans of the iconic alien hunter. From the intricate armor and weaponry to the ferocious appearance, the Predator is a challenging yet rewarding cosplay to tackle. Here is a short overview and some tips about becoming a Predator cosplayer.
The Alien comics are known for their great artwork and classic storylines showing us things never seen in the Alien movies before. They have explored the Xenomorph homeworld, the Alien invasion of Earth and several new types of Aliens. Here is a top 10 list of the best ones in descending order, including many old classics.
The Xenomorphs come in many forms and sizes, often depending on the type of the host. Here is a list of Xenomorphs ranked by their physical size, including several Xenomorphs from the Expanded Universe like the Alien King and Crocodile Alien.
One of the lesser-known aspects of the Yautja species is their remarkable resilience to damage and the sophisticated devices they use to aid their recovery. The Predators often get wounded on their hunts and have to use the Medicomp with its wide array of specialized devices.
The Predalien is the result of a facehugger impregnating a Predator. They are more powerful versions of the Xenomorphs, comparable in size and strength to the Praetorians, the guards of the Alien Queen. Here is a list of notable Predaliens from the AvP lore, including the Abomination and the LV-1201 Predalien.
The Predators are known for their awesome and terrifying arsenal, being able to dispatch enemies in different and almost always lethal ways. Here is a an overview of the Predator weapons from the Predator movies, games and comic books.
The Yautja come in different shapes and sizes. While female Predators are known to be bigger, some others mutated themselves or spliced their DNA to get huge. Here is a list of physically biggest Yautja from the Predator series.
The Predators are known for their advanced cloaking technology, which allows themselves and their ships to become almost invisible to the naked eye. In this article, we will take a closer look at the Yautja cloak and explore its features, abilities, and limitations.
The Predator comics have now been released for three decades and contain some great stories. Here is a top 10 list of the best ones in descending order, including some crossover comics like Batman vs. Predator and Aliens vs. Predator.
With their unique physiology and highly adaptable nature, Xenomorphs have proven to be formidable foes for many space-faring explorers and soldiers. However, despite being called the Perfect Organism, they also have several weaknesses that can be exploited by their enemies.
The Predator Honor Code is a set of beliefs and values that guide the behavior of the Yautja. These beliefs are deeply ingrained in their culture and are passed down to younger generations. In this article, we will explore the Yautja Honor code and rules of the hunt in more detail.
Drawn to heat and conflict, the Predators have visited Earth occasionally throughout the human history. In the Predator books and comics, they have taken part in the biggest and bloodiest wars of mankind. Here is an overview of the Predator timeline.
One of the most distinguishing elements of the Yautja's appearance is their advanced armor, which provides them with formidable protection and a fearsome appearance. In addition to fighting bare-skinned or wearing fishnets, the Yautja have developed a range of different armor types.
Yautja mandibles are one of the most recognizable features of the Predators from the movies. They're the sharp, bony jaws that make them look so fierce and intimidating. Here is an overview of all mandible types, features, and benefits for the Yautja.
Aliens vs Predator: Requiem (also known as Alien vs Predator 2) left the door open for a sequel. We look at some of the news, rumors and speculation around the third Alien vs Predator movie, possibly being released by Disney after Alien: Romulus.
While much is known about the physical attributes and hunting tactics of these iconic creatures, little is known about their religion and beliefs. In this article, we delve into the mysterious world of the Yautja gods, while exploring their myths and legends.
The Predator sword is a powerful Yautja melee weapon that is rarely seen in the movies and is more extensively used in the Expanded Universe. Used as an alternative to the wristblades, the Predator sword is more of a ceremonial weapon, often carried by Elder Predators.
Here we have a list of the strongest and most powerful Predators who stood out from their hunter brothers. These are Predators who had a lot of kills, slayed tough enemies and some of them even survived their hunts. The Predators are taken from the movies, games and comic books.
The Yautja are not just great hunters, they have a military as well. In the various Yautja wars, a series of inter-species conflicts and civil wars, the military of the Predator species faced off against some of the toughest opponents in the galaxy.
The Yautja are renowned for their great hunting skills. One of their most iconic practices is the act of ripping out the spine of their prey. In this article, we will delve into the different methods of this tradition, as well as other hunting rituals.
One aspect of Yautja appearance that has caught the attention of audiences is their iconic dreadlocks. However, not all Predators have the same type of dreadlocks, and over the years, different variations of this hairstyle have appeared in the Predator franchise.
The Yautja is known for its strength, hunting abilities, and technologically advanced equipment, but like any species, they have their weaknesses. Understanding these weaknesses can give an advantage to their opponents in a fight or a hunt.
Discover the newest addition to the Xenomorph family in this thrilling fan fiction article - the Xenomorph Frog. Learn about the smallest of all the Xenomorphs, their hunting skills and deadly venom, and how their intelligence and adaptability led to their weaponization by the Weyland-Yutani corporation.
In addition to advanced weaponry, the Predators employ a wide range of non-lethal gadgets and equipment to aid them on their hunts. This consists of healing devices, different forms of protection, energy recharge devices, and much more.
Wolverine and Predator are both feral creatures who have a strong connection to nature and the jungle. The two combatants are a good match for each other and it is no wonder that some crossover encounters between them have already occurred.
The Predators and the Terminators are great villains who would make even better adversaries. Not surprisingly, the Predators and Terminators have faced each other a few times in Expanded crossover lore, in both comic books and video games.
The wristblades are the Predator's main melee weapon and are often used in close quarters battle with humans and Xenomorphs. The wristblades come in different shapes and sizes, some even offering ranged offensive capabilities.
The Lost Tribe Predators were a clan of Yautja hidden in a spaceship under the sewers of Los Angeles. Here is an overview of all the ten Lost Tribe Predators, including available backgrounds from the books, comics, and NECA figure bios.
Like the Hish-qu-Ten, the Super Predators are an offshoot of the Yautja that are bigger and often more aggressive. The Super Predators have elongated heads and darker skin, and overall there are only less than 10 known individuals.
The female Yautja are fearsome warriors just like their male brethren. Little is known about them and there are only a few notable specimens that are featured in the books and graphic novels. Here is a list of all notable female Yautja, like Big Mama, Sister Midnight and Vagouti.
Here is an overview of all Predator types from the Predator movies, including the classic, elder, young blood, elite and the newly introduced hybrid Predator types. As a bonus, I include some famous Predator types from the comic books.
The Colonial Marines vs. Alien Queen fights only happen in the Alien games and comics, where usually a small group of Marines battles a single Alien Queen and defeats her. In the games, the Alien Queens are used as boss fights.
The Elite Predators are Yautja who have been blooded a long time and have achieved considerable hunting successes, often on many worlds and against different species. However, they are not old enough to become Elders yet.
The smartgunners are an important part of any Colonial Marine squad, offering powerful support fire from the sides or leading from the front. The smartgunners tend to have many kills and are often memorable for their bad attitude, including the likes of Vasquez, Drake and Jones.
As regular Xenomorphs in Alien stories tend to get too mainstream, gene splicing is sometimes introduced to create new breeds of often ridiculous Xenomorphs. These new Aliens vary in size and appearance, but still inherit their traits from their hosts.
The mysterious Black Goo pathogen first seen in Prometheus reacts in unpredictable ways with different organisms, producing wild mutations and new creatures. Here is an overview of these different mutations, including a mutated Predator and even a mutated Android.
After the egg and the facehugger, the chestburster is the third step in the Xenomorph's complex lifecycle. Here is an overview of different types of chestbursters, depending on the type of the resulting Alien and the way that it is born.
The Colonial Marines are present in many Aliens comics, often serving the role of cannon fodder to be killed off by the Xenomorphs. Here is a list of the best Colonial Marine comics, including stories where they play a more prominent role.
As is the common theme in the franchise, the Xenomorphs can not be controlled and have become a hated enemy of the Engineers. Here is an overview of the different clashes between Xenomorphs and Engineers, some happening even thousands of years ago.
The Space Jockeys fly around in gigantic ships, containing a deadly payload of bioweapons. These ships often crash, ready to be discovered by helpless explorers. While most of these ships look like a horse-shoe, some also come with more exotic designs.
The Colonial Marines use small and mobile units to protect the colonies. These units are the maximum size of a battalion, but usually only a few squads are sent into action. Here is an overview of different Colonial Marine teams, including the one commanded by Lieutenant Gorman in Aliens.
In addition to introducing bigger and badder Predators, the Predator franchise is keen on hybridization, with the Yautja species being mixed with either Xenomorph or human DNA. These new types of beasts are often stronger, but also more ridiculous.
The Colonial Marines don't employ many personnel but use massive ships to travel them across the universe. The ships are fully automated and don't even need any crew to man them while the marines are on a mission. Most of these ships are similar to the USS Sulaco.
Like regular Xenomorphs, the facehuggers come in different shapes and sizes. They all have the purpose of infecting a host with an embryo, which can depend on the type of the facehugger. The list includes the Queen facehugger, giant facehugger, and the white hybrid facehuggers.
Besides their famous APC and Power Loader, the Colonial Marines don't employ many ground-based vehicles. The Colonial Marine Technical Manual has introduced tanks and self-propelled guns, while the comics and Kenner toys have also brought to light a few new vehicles.
Although the Predators have a wide arsenal of other-worldly weapons, they sometimes resort to using human arms. This is often an act of desperation when being outnumbered. Here is an overview of such cases, including the Yautja using pulse rifles and smart guns.
The Vikings are a great match for the Predators, sharing a similar warrior lifestyle revolving around battles and honor. The Yautja have fought these nordic combatants on a few occasions, and some Predators have even chosen weapons and armor based on the Vikings.
In addition to the question of chestburster removal possibilities, the matter of facehuggers being removed before embryo implantation has been intriguing from the first movie. Here is a list of notable facehugger removals, including both successful and unsuccessful attempts.
The Alien hives are the birthplaces of the Xenomorphs and serve as their homes when not hunting for new victims. The hives come in different shapes and sizes and some can span over vast regions of a planet. Here is an overview of notable Xenomorph hives from the series.
Similar to Native Americans, the Predators have a special connection to the Samurai. Throughout history, the Predators have encountered the Samurai many times and consider them to be worthy opponents. Some Predators have even dressed up as the Samurai.