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Predator Lore: The Expanded Universe of Yautja


The Predator Lore section gives an overview of all things Yautja, including their weapons, armor, ranks, anatomy, and lists of encounters with different enemies. The Yautja Lore is greatly expanded by the books, comics, and games which include a wealth of information from several decades.

Predator vs. Wolverine: Cases Of Yautja Hunting Logan


Predator vs. Wolverine

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.

Predator vs. Terminator: All T-800 and Yautja Encounters


Predator vs. a Terminator

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.

Predator Wristblades: All Variants of Yautja Knives


Predator Wristblades

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.

Lost Tribe Predators: Los Angeles Hunting Party Bios


The Lost Tribe Predators from the end of Predator 2

The Lost Tribe Predators were a clan of Yautja hidden in a spaceship under the sewers of Los Angeles. Here is an overview and ranking of all the Lost Tribe Predators, including available backgrounds from the books, comics, and NECA figure bios.

Super Predators: Every Member Of The Berserker Yautja


Mr Black, a Super Predator from Predators

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.

Female Yautja: List of Every Female Predator


Sister Midnight, a female Yautja

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, graphic novels and the latest video game. Here is a list of all notable female Yautja, like Big Mama, Sister Midnight and Vagouti.

Predator Types: List of All Yautja Ranks and Variants


Predator Types

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.

Elite Predators: Experienced Yautja On Special Hunts


Jungle Hunter from Predator 1987

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.

Hybrid Predators: Yautja Enhanced By DNA Splicing


A Predator Hybrid

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.

Predators Using Human Weapons: Honorable As Last Resort


The Emissary Predators with human weapons

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.

Predators vs. Vikings: History Of Yautja Norsemen Hunts


The Viking Predator

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.

Predators vs. Samurai: Yautja In Japan


A Samurai Predator

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.

Predators vs. Wild Animals: Lions, Tigers, Bears


A Predator fighting a bear

The Yautja don't just hunt humans and Xenomorphs. They also enjoy a more traditional against a less intelligent but powerful adversary, like a grizzly bear, mountain lion or a crocodile. These fights are often short and brutal, and the Predator does not always win.

Predators Who Lost Limbs: Wounded Yautja Who Fought On


A one-handed wounded Predator

The Predators take a lot of punishment during their hunts - they are able to endure severe wounds, even losing an arm or a leg. Some of these Yautja managed to survive and hunt another day, others fought on for a brief while and died soon after.

Predators vs. Native Americans: A Spiritual Connection


A Predator with a Native American Skull

The upcoming Predator 5 by Dan Trachtenberg will be set hundreds of years in the past with Native Americans battling the Yautja. The Predator series has explored the connection with native Americans before, starting in the first movie and continuing in the comics with Enoch Nakai's character.

Batman vs. Predator: Yautja And Dark Knight Encounters


Batman vs. Predator

Batman has encountered Predators more than any other superhero, either by battling them alone in Gotham City or elsewhere together with Superman or the Justice League. Here is a list of the Dark Knight's notable encounters with different types of Yautja.

Predator-Human Team-Ups: Fighting Xenomorphs Together


Hunter and Warrior Predator from AvP Arcade

The Predators occasionally team up with humans due to circumstance and the need to battle against a common enemy - most often the Xenomorphs. Here is a ranking of such uneasy alliances, ordered by the magnitude of the collaborations between them.

Predators Hunting Dinosaurs: The Biggest Game


A Predator riding a Xenomorph T-Rex

Ever since the T-Rex skull appeared in the trophy case in Predator 2, it has been clear that the Yautja have hunted dinosaurs before. In the expanded universe, they faced off in Tarzan vs. Predator. This is an overview of Predators hunting dinosaurs in the Alien vs. Predator franchise, including taking trophies from T-Rex and Triceratops.

Young Blood Predators: List Of Every Unblooded Yautja


The Celtic Predator, a Young Blood

The Young Blood Predators are Yautja on their first hunts, inexperienced and wanting to prove themselves. In most cases, they hunt Xenomorphs to be blooded and often die in the process. Find out who are the most notable Young Blood Predators in the franchise and who lived to become blooded.

Predator Self-Destruct: Every Yautja Wrist Bomb Usage


A Predator Self-Destructing

The Predators use the Self-Destruct device to take our their final adversaries, to leave no technology in enemy hands, and to have an honorable death. The explosions vary in size and strength, but they are comparable to small nuclear blasts. Here is a ranking of the most notable self-destruct explosions involving the Yautja themselves or their ships.

Yautja Anatomy: Exploring The Biology Of Predators


Predator Blood

An overview of Yautja anatomy, including its blood, bones, dreadlocks, mandibles and skin. Find out how many fingers and toes the Predators have, what their dreadlocks consist of, whether their blood can neutralize Xenomorph acid and speculation of and how long do the Yautja live.

Predator vs. Engineers: Yautja Fighting Space Jockeys


Predator vs. Engineer fighting

Predators hunting and fighting a Space Jockey is a rare event in the Alien vs. Predator franchise. It is a great honor and privilege for the Predators to claim a trophy of an Engineer as they are an elusive species but also extremely tough in combat. This is a list of all known Predator and Space Jockey encounters.

Predator Hunter Teams: Humans Who Hunted Yautja


Dutchs squad from Predator

Several private and government task forces have tried to hunt down the Predators, with the aim of either capturing or killing the creatures. In most cases, they have failed miserably, with most of the team being killed and the Predator escaping capture soon after. Here is an overview of such teams, including the OWLF, Stargazer and the Reapers.

Historical Predator Hunts


Predator in the American Civil War

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 historical Predator hunts, including taking trophies in World War 1 and the Vietnam War.

Incompetent Predators: Yautja Who Failed Their Hunts


The Primal Predator

Many lists have covered the best and most badass Predators from the franchise. However, there are several Predators who have achieved very little, failed on their hunts and messed up in other ways. This is a list of the biggest Yautja failures, including the likes of Primal Predator, Shesh-Kuk and Shorty.

Underrated Predators: Lesser Known Yautja Individuals


The South China Sea Predator

The fan-favorite Predators are often the likes of Wolf, Dark, Ahab, Scarface, Dachande and the first Jungle Hunter. However, there are several other lesser known Predators who deserve the spotlight. These are the Yautja that no NECA or Hot Toys figures have been made and probably never will.

Yautja Children: Sucklings And Younglings


A Human Child with a Predator Mask

Much like the Yautja females, there is not much know about the Yautja children. There are only a few glimpses in the comics and references in the books. They begin training at an early age and keep close relations with their parents. Here is an overview of the information about the Predator children.

Predator Clans: List Of Every Yautja Tribe And Clan


A Predator Clan from Alien vs. Predator

The Predator clans are groups of Predators hunting together that are lead by a single Elder Predator. A clan usually consists of at least three Predators. Here is an overview of different Predator clans, including the famous Lost Tribe, Dark Blade Clan and the Widow Clan.

Yautja Eating Habits: Exploring The Food Of Predators


Predators enjoying eating raw meat

The Yautja are carnivorous creatures that enjoy eating raw meat during their hunts. However, when they have more time to spare on their ships or home planet, they eat cooked meals and even enjoy a ceremonial dinners. Here is an overview of Yautja eating habits from the Predator comics.

Predator vs. Predator Fights: Cases Of Yautja Civil War


A Predator fighting another Predator

Predators fighting Predators is a rare event in the Predator franchise. It is a short and bloody fight to the death, in almost all cases using melee weapons. Usually, the fight might involve a Predator Bad Blood that needs to be taken down by a regular hunter.

Elder Predators: Every Long-Lived Yautja Leader Listed


AvP Elder Predator

The Elder Predators are the respected leaders of the clans and tribes of the Yautja. They often show up at the end of Predator stories to pay their respects to their fallen brethren. Here is a list of notable Predator Elders from the franchise, including Greyback, Nighstorm, and Lord Predator.

Predator King: Leader Of The Yautja Race


The Predator King

The Predator King is the mysterious millennia-old Yautja that leads several Predator clans, or perhaps the entire Yautja race. He has constructed a throne out of Xenomorph trophies. Here is a list of all known references of the Predator king, including some great fan art.

Yautja Language Translator: Generate Predator Symbols


Yautja Language Translator from The Predator

The Yautja language is a combination of clicks and roars that is difficult for humans to understand. The language is written in symbols that are visible on the Predator's wrist gauntlet and bio-mask displays. Here is a translator that transforms English letters into the Yautja alphabet.

Predator Names Generator: Creating A Yautja Nickname


Yautja Name Generator

The Predators are not named in any of the movies. However, the Expanded Universe of books and comics feature several names both given in the Yautja language, and names translated into English. Here is an explanations for these names along with a Predator name generator.

Captive Predators: Yautja Captured On Their Hunts


A Captive Predator

Besides getting killed, the Predators are known to get captured and their technology stolen in many cases throughout the franchise. Here is a list of the most notable cases of captive Predators, with many of them being experimented on and most of them managing to escape in spectacular fashion.

Bad Blood Predators: List Of Crazed Dishonored Yautja


A Bad Blood Predator

The bad blood Predators are Yautja who have fallen out with their clans. They have usually committed some kind of crime like killing a fellow Predator, breaking the rules of the hunt or murdering innocents. Here is a list of notable bad blood Predators from the Predator lore, ranked by the amount of carnage they inflicted.

Hish-Qu-Ten: Subspecies Of The Yautja


The Hish-Qu-Ten From Predator: Flesh and Blood

The Hish-Qu-Ten are a weird offshoot of the Yautja who first appeared in the Predator: Forever Midnight book in 2006. They are less honorable, dumber and their physiology differs from regular Yautja. The book was not well received and there have been only a few references to them in later stories.

Human Predators: List Of People Who Wore Yautja Armor


Machiko Noguchi - a Human Predator

The human Predators were resourceful people who donned Yautja armor and weapons. Some of them even received great respect from the Predators and become blooded. Here is a list of notable human Predators from comic books, games and movies of the franchise.

Predator Trophy Rooms: Every Yautja Trophy Wall Listed


A Predator Trophy Room

The trophy room is the pride of the Predators. There they display the trophies from their most powerful enemies as reminders of successful hunts. Here is a compilation of different Predator trophy rooms and walls from the movies, games and comic books.

Predator Dogs: Yautja Hunting With Hell Hounds


Predator Dogs

The Predators have been using different types of creatures to track and weaken their prey during the hunt. In the movies and comics, the Predators have used Yautja dogs, hell hounds and even a special breed of Xenomorphs to help them hunt. Here is an overview of these creatures.

Predator Vision Modes: Seeing With And Without Masks


Predator Vision Modes

The Predators are known for their various vision modes that serve different purposes and work in different environments. The vision modes are provided by their bio-masks. Here is an overview of all the different vision modes from the Predator and Alien vs. Predator movies.

Predator Timeline


Predator Timeline

Here is the Predator timeline consisting of the events of Predator, Predator 2, Predators, Alien vs Predator, Aliens vs Predator: Requiem and The Predator. This is a simple timeline, mostly taking into account the most important events from the movie or events referenced in the Predator movies.

Yautja Prime: Society of the Predator Homeworld


Yautja Prime

Yautja Prime is the mysterious Predator Homeworld which has been shown little in the movies and comic books. Here is a list of all notable references to the Yautja Prime, including it's appearance in Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem and the the Predator: Homeworld comic.

Predator Spaceships: List Of Every Yautja Craft


Predator Spaceship

Here is a Predator spaceship overview from the Predator movies, games and comics. The Predators are known to use various types of ships with different design and capabilities. The Expanded Universe and it's crossover comics contain some rather ridiculous ship designs to enjoy.

Predator Weapons: Overview Of Yautja Hunting Arsenal


The Shoulder Cannon from Predator 2

Here is a list of the Predator weapons from the Predator movies and games. The Predators are known for their awesome and terrifying arsenal. We try to rank them by firepower and usefulness in different situations, against both human and Alien opponents.

Alien vs Predator 3: Rumors and Speculation


Dachande from Aliens vs. Predator

Aliens vs Predator: Requiem (also known as Alien vs Predator 2) left the door open for a sequel. We look at some of the rumors and speculation around the third Alien vs Predator movie.