The Crucified Predator was a Yautja from the Jungle Hunter Clan. He was captured by the Super Predators on the Game Preserve Planet. He was released by Royce but was ultimately killed fighting Berserker. The Crucified Predator was the only classic Predator featured in the film Predators.
The Crucified Predator, before the movie started, was captured by the Berserker and his hunting party. When Royce and his group came to the Super Predator's camp, they find this Yautja strung up to one of the pikes jetting out of the ground. When Nikolai came close to him and tapped him with his Minigun, the captured Predator awakened and started roaring at the shocked humans. Soon after, the Super Predators arrive and start to assault the group of humans. The captive Predator roars in hatred at his rival clan members adding more chaos to the incident. When the humans fled from the camp, the tied up Yautja lowered his head in despair. Several hours later, Royce comes back to the camp and makes a deal with the Predator. By letting Royce go back to Earth, he would untie him. The Predator agrees and uses his wrist computer to hack into the Super Predators' ship and send it on a course to Earth. When the Predator is finished gearing up from his retrieved equipment, the Berserker shows up to drop Edwin and Isabelle, which he just captured, into a pit. The Super Predator spotted him and unsheathed his wristblades. Royce runs for the ship while the two engage in combat.
The Berserker has the upper hand most of the time. The Super Predator fired some shots from his plasma caster to vanquish his foe. But when the Predator took cover under a log, the Berserker drew in to investigate. This was all apart of the Predator's plan, however, because when the Super Predator leaned towards the log, the Yautja tackled him from behind and knocked him back. The Berserker soon recovered from this and gave three severe headbutts which knocked off the Predator's mask. The Super Predator takes off his mask and roars to strike fear into his opponent. The Yautja is unfazed by this. The Berserker finished his opponent by swiftly slicing his head off. The defeated Predator's head and lifeless body fell to the ground. The Super Predator roared over the corpse in victory and put his mask back on.
Personality & TraitsEdit
The Crucified Predator, like the rest of the Mainstream Predators, was an honorable hunter. After he was released, he grabbed Royce by the throat. Afterwards, though, he let him go as the Predator was only inspecting him. This was a sign of Crucified keeping his deal with Royce to get him off the planet. He was a skilled warrior, but because of his capture and perhaps even torture by the Super Predators, he was weakened and not at the full peak of his strength and stamina. This added with the Berserker Predator using plasma weaponry to disorient him, resulted in the eventual defeat and subsequent decapitation of the Crucified Predator.
This Predator had an appearance that was similar to the Jungle Hunter seen in the original film, although he was shorter. This could be that the Crucified was a Youngblood warrior, but even possibly younger than Scar's hunting party.
The Crucified Predator, due to torture and probably lack of food, water, other necessities, and also along with his wounds caused him to be fatigued and not has strong as he once was. He is very tolerant of his pain as he is seen standing and running despite being nailed through his feet (shown in the motion comic) he was also able to withstand the heat of the plasma bolts that fired near him. The Predator managed to carry on running while many bolts exploded near him before being forced to jump over a log. Despite being at the disadvantage due to his weakened state, he never used his Plasma Caster showing him to be very honorable, and it was in fact operational as he is seen readying it.
The Crucified Predator had the typical equipment every Yautja hunter should have including Wrist-Blades, active camouflage, and a Plasma Caster. His Mask was damaged in a previous battle, but it still functioned properly showing that Bio-Masks can take a lot of damage. His active camouflage worked as well, but it malfunctioned and sparked when it touched water. He had far less protective gear than most hunters, most likely because of the Berserker Predator, stripping him of all his equipment.
Behind the ScenesEdit
- The Crucified Predator, also known as the Classic Predator, was based on the original creature designed by Stan Winston from Predator.
- The Crucified Predator is portrayed by Derek Mears, a famous monster actor.
- The Crucified Predator is the first hunter to fight another Predator on-screen.
- According to the Predators video game, the Crucified Predator was the leader of a clan. The player has to rescue their clan leader on mission 30.
NECA action figure biographyEdit
- "A bold, new chapter in the Predator universe, shot under the creative auspices of Robert Rodriguez. In this story we follow Royce, a cold-blooded mercenary whose only allegiance is to those who pay him. He reluctantly leads a group of elite warriors who come to realize they've been brought together on an alien planet...as prey. With the notable exception of disgraced physician Edwin, they are all cold-blooded killers -- mercenaries, Yakuza, death squad members --human "predators" that are now being systematically hunted and eliminated by a new breed of alien Predators."