Predator: the Prey surprised the public and critics. The story, with a well-constructed and well-executed plot, is a fresh addition to the franchise. And as if that wasn’t enough, pays tribute to the entire mythology of the saga. From the fact that the predator can only be defeated with cunning — not force — to its celebrated female characters. But he also did something else. Show all the possibilities of Predator as a character with a whole repertoire of weapons that has not gone unnoticed.
A new arsenal that showed that the Yautja culture of the Predators is still a mystery, a point that has always been paramount for fans. Until now, all the previous productions narrated, in a more or less indirect way, the habitat, the capacities and customs of the creatures. But in the Disney+ production, the notion about his abilities is much broader and more complicated. Specifically, because of the formidable way in which his ability to adapt and physical power is elucidated.
For the occasion, the producers designed a whole new armament that had two functions. On the one hand, to demonstrate the Yautja’s battle capacity in open terrain and in a different era than the one we have seen so far. At the other extreme, that the alpha hunter is a being with enough intelligence and physical strength to face all kinds of enemies in his natural spaces.
If something surprised Predator: the Prey it was how Trachtenberg reflected on power and bare-handed fighting against a superior enemy. And an essential part of that dimension of the story, were the weapons at Predator’s disposal.
We tell you about the new attack and defense team that Predator shows: the Prey. An addition to thank the always expanding universe of the saga.
Wristbands, this time with modifications
In various installments of the franchise, one of the main pieces of the Predator’s arsenal was his iconic metal wristbands. Most of the time, they include everything from countdown devices, portable bombs, and even sharp retractable blades. The first time the gauntlets appeared on the scene was in 1987 in the first film of the saga.
For Predator: the prey, the plot brings back the weapons, but adds the ability to transform in a low-impact portable pump. It also adds drones with built-in blades and on top of that, the ever-effective healing kit. Finally, this time the production fused to the team a retractable long blade with a double blade, capable of cutting through metal.
One of the most memorable scenes predator 2 It is the Yautja trophy room. In the film, Danny Glover’s character ends up discovering that the hunters keep the skulls of their prey, including one from an Alien. Predator: the prey includes, for the first time, what kind of tool the hunter uses to get the symbols for their multiple wins.
In one of the sequences the predator kills a wolf and takes the animal’s severed head to a cave. Then, he sprays the severed part with a gas that comes from his wristband, which immediately breaks down everything that covers the bone. A method that could surely be part of his battle gear, though not specifically shown in the plot.
Arrows with laser pointer
The Yautja of Predator: the prey It is the first that does not carry the plasma cannon on the shoulder used in other deliveries. Instead, he carries what appears to be an older version of the equipment. It is a set of one-meter-long metal arrows with open ends, which also use a laser pointer for precision.
The novelty is that the three points of red light – traditional in the Predator mythology – lead to the weapons in real time. In other words, wherever the fateful pointer points to, it will be destroyed by the arrow, no matter what obstacle it has to go through. Another innovative point is that the pointer comes from the helmet and continues to work even if the predator does not use it.
telescopic metal lance
Version larger than the arrows, the spear has the appearance of a double-ended harpoon with a central slit. In addition, it has a retractable body that can be divided into two halves with sharp points.
The caveat allows the Predator to engage its opponent in two different ways. Either when using the weapon to block melee attacks or, as two short blades in frontal combat.
The first version of the clean cut network
The clean cut net in Predator previously appeared in predator 2 Y alien vs predator. But this time, the mechanism seems to predate the version known to the public.
It is from at least several meters more in diameter and black metal filaments. The addition on screen is also the way the mechanism works. A nether capsule capable of absorbing pressure until the threads become deadly blades.
The Yautja center of the argument in Predator: The Prey use a small and functional dagger, which can be detached from the wristband. Also, extend its size up to twice the original. This allows the hunter to wield the weapon to cut metal — such as when caught in a metal trap — or directly Throw it at your opponent.
In Predator: the prey, the hunter has a metal shield that rises directly from the gauntlet. Due to its rounded shape, can be thrown as a disc from a distance and it is sharp enough to cut all kinds of materials. From wood, metal to human bodies, the instrument is something else that uses protection mode.
As if that were not enough, the shield is capable of remaining intact against any aggression, both bullets and knives. In one of the scariest scenes in the film, the Yautja throws it at an enemy. He not only decapitates him, but also cuts down the tree he was trying to protect himself with.
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Deployable Laser Discs
The hunter’s wristbands this time hold more surprises than might be expected. And one of them are three rotating and floating discs, which move in a horizontal formation and with a sharp metal edge. The predator can program them through the gauntlet in direction and power. Something that became clear during his battle against the French trappers and the way he used the instruments as a peripheral weapon.