The Tracker Predator, also known as the Flusher Predator, was one of the Super Predators on the Game Preserve Planet. Tracker notably used Hell-hounds to flush its prey out of hiding. As well as an ongoing rivalry with the Jungle Hunter Clan, Tracker and his clan also abducted dangerous humans and other dangerous game to hunt on the planet for sport.
The Tracker Predator always enjoyed the company of Hell-hounds more than that of other predators. He bred and trained the hounds because he believed they were not used to their full ability by other Yautja. On his first official hunt of a xenomorph the hounds allowed him to track and kill a xenomorph in record time, but there wasnt much of a trophy to collect as the dogs didn't leave a shred of the prey intact.
The Hunt BeginsEditThe Tracker, like his clan brothers, set up the season's game on the game preserve planet. He was a powerful and skilled fighter. After locating the group of humans, he ordered his Hounds to attack them, in order to determine how they would react. While the majority of the group engaged his hounds, the Tracker went in and proceeded to kill and booby trap the human known as Cuchillo, but the plot was unsuccessful. Once the humans entered their hunting camp and found a mainstream Yautja tied up, he along with his clan brothers attacked the group of humans, Mombasa was killed during the carnage. The Tracker and his clanbrother, the Berserker, opened fire on the retreating humans, but failed to injure or kill any of their prey.
The Last PreyEdit
He later tracked Royce and his allies to Noland's hideout after the mercenary gave their position away. The Super Predator entered the hideout and kills the escapee, Noland, using his Plasma Cannon, blasting the scavenger into pieces. The Tracker toyed with his prey as the Humans were trapped in a room, the group got out and attempted to get away, but Edwin got lost in the darkness. Lighting a flare he threw one that hit the cloaked Tracker and as he walked slowly towards Edwin, Nikolai came and saved the doctor by shooting the Tracker. Angered, he caught up to them as they ran and the Predator shot Nikolai from behind with his Plasma Cannon and de-cloaked, slowly walking towards the soldier as he tried to crawl away. The Super Predator impaled and held up Nikolai in the chest with his Wrist Blade while Edwin escaped. But the Tracker's hunt came to an end when Nikolai pulled out two claymore mines and which sets a massive explosion after saying a Russian version of Dutch's quote.
Weapons & EquipmentEdit
Like his brothers, the Tracker has the singular wrist blade on his right arm, one of the newer Plasma Cannons, and updated vision. He also has a whistle device used for calling his Predator Hounds. He is distinguished from the others as he has two curved tusks jutting from his mask and the Tracker is also the bulkiest of his brothers in the hunting trio.
What sets Tracker Predator apart from his clan brothers, and the mainstream Predators seen in previous films, is his use of domesticated alien creatures in the form of hunting dogs. They are not true hunting dogs but are referred to as such because of their similarities in use and behaviour. Resembling a cross between a tiger and a wild boar, the hunting dogs are extremely vicious and aggressive medium sized quadruped animals capable of causing significant damage. Their function is similar to a Spaniel as they are used as means of "flushing out" quarry. Unless a vital organ is fatally injured, these creatures are extremely difficult to kill as one was shown still standing after being shot at multiple times by bullets from a minigun at point-blank range.
In order to communicate with the hunting dogs, the Tracker Predator carries a whistle like device. While it is never seen on film, it is heard. It creates a very loud, high pitched sound that the hunting dogs have seemingly been conditioned to respond to immediately.
Like his clan brothers, the Tracker Predator is armed with a massive single blade that acts much like the twin- bladed Wrist Blades of the mainstream Predators. The blade is one of the largest seen in any Predator film, rivalled only in size by the elongated blades worn by the mainstream Predators in the first AVP. The material for the blade is extremely strong as the Tracker Predator uses it to lift the Russian commando, Nikolai, off his feet. Though only the Berserker Predator was witnessed using it in such a way, it is presumed that the blade worn by the Tracker Predator can also be fired as a weapon. This is most likely as a last resort use.
Along with the Berserker Predator, the Tracker Predator is also armed with one of the newer and sleeker Plasma Cannons. While the newer Plasma Cannons still fire blue plasma bolts the Plasma Cannon mechanism itself is much different from the mainstream Predators and the sound effects are different as well. The new Plasma Cannon is much smaller, sleeker and resembles a minigun in design. The firing mechanism also twirls and rotates before a bolt is fired, indicating that the blast is charging and powering up. The longer the Predator charges the blast, the more damage the bolt inflicts. This was clearly demonstrated in the film, when the Tracker Predator took his time charging up his Plasma Cannon. He took a while and when he blasted Noland, the scavenger blew up into pieces. Yet when he quickly shot Nikolai, a small basketball sized hole was cut through his chest.
Behind the ScenesEdit
- The Tracker Predator, also referred to as the Flusher Predator and nicknamed Tusky by fans, after the two curved tusks jutting from his mask, is one of the main Super Predators introduced in the 2010 film Predators and is part of a new breed of Predators that are at a clan war with the mainstream Predators. The Tracker Predator was portrayed by actor and stuntman Carey L. Jones.
- According to the making of Predators, the tusks on Tracker's mask are actually from Predator hounds.
- While often addressed as the Tracker Predator, he is also sometimes addressed as the Flusher Predator after his role in the film to “flush out” the humans with the creatures he controls: the Predator hounds or hunting dogs.
NECA action figure biographyEdit
- "Tracker Predator always enjoyed the company of Predator Dogs over the company of other Yautjas. Raised in a culture that revolves around hunting and stalking prey, Tracker Predator bred and trained Predator Dogs in the art of flushing and tracking, as he believed Predator Dogs were not used to their full abilities in the hunt by other Yautjas. On his first official hunt of a Xenomorph (Alien), the dogs of the Tracker Predator allowed him to track and kill a Xenomorph in record time, but their wasn't much of a trophy to collect, as the dogs did not leave a shred of the prey intact. Although brutal and wild, Tracker Predator is able to command these Predator Dogs with great mastery and earned respect as a Young Blood class Predator."