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Predator Victims

The skinned victims of a Yautja.

Flaying, known colloquially as skinning, is the removal of skin from the body. Flaying is a process often chosen by a Yautja when turning its prey into a trophy. It consists on removing most, if not all, of the skin from the victim's body; this process can be carried out either after death or whilst the prey is still alive. Skinned victims are usually those who were considered easy prey by a Predator. Skinned bodies are routinely hung by the ankles from a height and left behind to intimidate other potential victims.

Known VictimsEdit




  1. Jim Thomas, John Thomas (writers), John McTiernan (director). Predator (1987), 20th Century Fox [DVD].
  2. Jim Thomas, John Thomas (writers), Stephen Hopkins (director). Predator 2 (1990), 20th Century Fox [DVD].
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Predator: Concrete Jungle (2005), Eurocom, Sierra Entertainment, Vivendi Universal Games [PlayStation 2, Xbox].
  4. Shane Salerno (writer), The Brothers Strause (directors). Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007), 20th Century Fox [DVD].

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