- Predator (Predator Franchise)
Now what can be said about Predator species or the Yautja if you want to be specific, other than his inclusion probably makes the rest of this list pretty predictable; everyone and their dog knows about the Predator at this point, but it would almost be sacrilege to not include these beasts on a list such as this.
Known for their strict code of honour, trademark camouflaging abilities and penchant for skinning their prey, they have been visiting earth for hundreds of years, drawn by conflict and extreme heat they come to claim trophies from what they consider the most dangerous prey in the universe, which are humans apparently. But considering they slaughter us is with very little effort maybe they should rethink that. I have always called their so called “code of honour” into question when they stack the odds so heavily in their own favour. I mean they use cloaking technology and energy based shoulder cannons with enhanced tracking abilities, quite the advantage; though I suppose they will only attack a target brandishing a weapon so that’s something… I suppose.
There are tons of lore surrounding these guys. Far too much to get into here and over the course of three movies (five if you include the AVP movies, but you really shouldn’t) they have showcased a multitude of interesting weapons from the combi stick to the smart disc all of which they wield with incredible skill and brutal efficiency. So brutal in fact that the Predator was made a playable character in Mortal Kombat X which in itself says more than I ever could.