Though his given name was Yeyinde, "brave one", the yautja under his command nicknamed him Dachande meaning "different knife", referring to the lower left tusk broken in unarmed combat with a Xenomorph. Machiko Noguchi similarly referred to him as Broken Tusk, but also learned the pronunciation of 'Dachande' in the warrior's tongue as "Dah-shan-day".
Dachande had a brother, Nei'hman-de, who was killed by an Alien on their first Hunt together. He was Blooded by Ani-de, whom Dachande would eventually succeed as Leader of the yautja on board the spacecraft known as the Ne'dtesei. Aliens vs. Predator: Prey
After his death he is succeeded by Top-Knot.
Personality & TraitsEdit
The Broken Tusk from the Alien vs Predator miniseries by Dark Horse Comics was very honorable, going as far as to kill a young member of his own kind when he found out that the young hunter had killed a human child. Like many predators, he was very intelligent, mimicking voices when it was most fit ( ex: When Conover realized he had a Chestburster inside him, Tusk took out a gun, saying: "I can make it quicker-easier for you,").
Dark Horse Comics' Broken Tusk had what you would expect a Predator to have-plasma caster, hunter blades, and, of course, the wristblades. However, like the other predators in the series, he wears a much heavier suit of armor than is usually seen on a Predator, including gauntlets on his fingers, segmented back plating, and a severed Xenomorph head on the chest plate, which had his lightening bolt symbol emblazoned on the forehead. Another unusual feature consistent with the Predators in the mini-series, is that they did not use the signature shoulder mounted plasma caster. Instead, Broken Tusk's hunting party utilizes a hand held weapon referred to in the novelization of the series as a "burner". It is a powerful weapon, capable of blasting a Xenomorph apart in a single shot, but needs to be reloaded every now and then, utilizing a breach loading mechanism much like a double barreled shotgun. Broken Tusk's combistick could also be broken into two separate weapons, via locking mechanism in the middle of the shaft, allowing for more flexible close quarters combat against multiple opponents.