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Top 10 Characters We Want to See The Predator Fight

VO: Phoebe de Jeu WRITTEN BY: Michael Wynands
Live action films, video games, comic books; take your pick, we just want to see these showdowns happen. Join WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Characters We Want to See The Predator Fight. For this list, we’ll be looking at heroic, villainous and monstrous characters from comic books, film and television who we think could give a member of the Predator species a run for their money. Watch the video at WatchMojo.com
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Top 10 Characters We Want to See the Predator Fight


Live action films, video games, comic books; take your pick, we just want to see these showdowns happen. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Characters We Want to See The Predator Fight.

For this list, we’ll be looking at heroic, villainous and monstrous characters from comic books, film and television who we think could give a member of the Predator species a run for their money. Please note, we will not be considering video game characters, however worthy, or characters who have already crossed over with the Predator, like Batman and Archie Andrews.

#10: Boba Fett
“Star Wars” franchise (1977-)

Arguably the greatest bounty hunter in Star Wars history (canon as well as “legends”), and undeniably one of the most popular in the franchise, Boba Fett feels like a worthy adversary for the legendary Predator. Boba Fett is a warrior born and raised, whose prowess in his chosen career speaks for itself. Though, as of yet, his life according the official canon ends in the Sarlacc pit, the Legends continuity has this badass surviving the experience - and that’s the sort of will to survive you need going into a fight with the Predator. Both tech savvy, wily combatants, we honestly don’t know who would come out on top, but we know it’d be a pleasure to witness.

#9: RoboCop
“RoboCop” franchise (1987-)

Your average thug from Detroit doesn’t pose much of a threat to this cyborg law enforcement agent A predator on the other hand? That’s an antagonist worthy of RoboCop’s time. Alex Murphy might have once been a simple man, but after dying and going under the knife of the not-so-good folks of Omni Consumer Products, he is an undeniable force to be reckoned with. His no nonsense approach to law enforcement naturally puts him on a direct collision course with the Predator, who surely wouldn’t pass up on the opportunity to collect such a worthy prize for his trophy room. Of course, RoboCop packs some serious firepower, so it won’t be an easy feat.


#8: Snake Plissken
“Escape from New York” (1981) & “Escape from L.A.” (1996)

Predator might be one of the most iconic villains of the ‘80s, but when it comes to quintessentially over the top action anti heroes of the decade, few can hold a candle Kurt Russell’s absurdly cool character, Snake Plissken. Though the two seem like a bit of an odd pairing, this fantasy fight takes inspiration from the second Predator film, which took the titular extraterrestrial from the Jungle to distinctly urban setting of Los Angeles. In such an urban setting, the rough and tumble, nihilistic Snake and the single-minded Predator could have an epic inner city throwdown.

#7: Ash Williams
“Evil Dead” franchise (1981-)

This might work better as a comic than film, because Ash Williams’ natural silliness is sure to clash with the Predator’s self-serious menace. On the page however, they could both posture (or joke) to their heart’s content without cramping each other’s style. Beyond their superficial tonal differences, they actually make for a rather compelling pairing. Ash Williams is an unlikely hero to say the least, but he’s proven himself surprisingly capable, repeatedly vanquishing the forces of supernatural evil. Predator might not be dark magic, but he’s not so dissimilar to the creatures Ash is accustomed to. And sure, Predator has quite the bag of tricks, but how will he react to the chainsaw and boomstick?


#6: Iron Man
Marvel Cinematic Universe (2008-)

Avenger and inventor Tony Stark has faced all manner of adversaries over the years, and more often than not, he comes out on top. He might be a mere mortal, but he’s made a habit of punching above his own weight class. Often, he uses his intelligence to outwit his foes, and other times, he simply overwhelms them with his superior firepower. The various Predators have taken down countless humans over the years, but they’ve never met one like Tony Stark before. If Tony has fair warning and gets the jump on a Predator, it’s a quick victory for the Avenger. But if Tony’s caught off guard a la Iron Man 3… then you’ve got an interesting fight.

#5: John Wick
“John Wick” franchise (2014-)

A Predator is a master hunter - a stealthy, intelligent alien that has a literal trophy room full of the skulls of the various formidable species it has bested. But how does any given Predator stack up to John Wick, who is quite possibly the greatest human assassin who’s ever lived? The Baba Yaga can not only mow down henchmen and thugs, or kill people in positions of power - he also regularly beat other top assassins. And really, isn’t the Predator basically a professional killer who simply does the deed for sport rather than money? Put the two together in the same city, and just watch it all play out. Honestly… we’re not sure who should be more afraid!


#4: Black Panther
Marvel Cinematic Universe (2008-)

Speaking of formidable hunters, how about the King of Wakanda and hero to its people, T’Challa? What makes Marvel superhero Black Panther such an interesting opponent for the Predator is their respective strengths and skill sets. In many ways, these two feel like perfectly matched equals. The Predator is slightly more burly and bodily in his fighting style whereas the Black Panther is more agile, but they’re both excellent hunters with heightened senses (in the Predator’s case, technologically enhanced). Put these two in the jungle - preferably outside the realm of Wakanda to make it a fair fight - and allow them to take on one another. You can bet it would be one heck of a show.

#3: Deadpool
“X-Men” franchise (2000-)

Listen, we respect the Predator and all, but if there’s one thing that Deadpool is perfectly suited for, its going up against grim, gritty, self-serious characters and driving them absolutely insane. We have no doubt that Predator would gut Deadpool, probably more than once, but we can also say with some confidence that the Merc with a Mouth would inevitably triumph, or perhaps drive the Predator mad with his antics to the point where the extraterrestrial hunter simply gives up and flies away. Sure, Deadpool’s head would make for quite the trophy, but can any species put up with such a motormouth?

#2: Wolverine
“X-Men” franchise (2000-)

The Predator might be one of the most dedicated hunters in sci-fi cinema, but at least as far as the Marvel universe is concerned, Wolverine is the best at what he does - and what he does is track and take down punks like the Predator. The famous X-Men member and mutant feels like a great challenger to go toe to toe with this extraterrestrial menace for a number of reasons. For one, they both have a knack for tracking and, when needed, stealth, but when they throw down, it’s a bodily, bone-crunching style of combat. Of course, what really drives this pairing is the desire to see Wolverine’s claws lock with the Predator’s wrist blades.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions

Captain America
Marvel Cinematic Universe (2008-)

Riddick
“The Chronicles of Riddick” franchise (2000-)


#1: John Rambo
“Rambo” franchise (1982-)

When we first met John Rambo in 1982, he made a very big impression. His conflict with local law enforcement painted a perfect picture of how this man’s time in Vietnam changed him. Though the war left him with emotional, psychological and physical scars, it also turned him into a man with unparalleled survival skills - including the more deadly arts. In many ways, Rambo is the human equivalent of the Predator, and for that reason, we think that if these two were to come into contact with one another, they would give us one of the greatest hunter versus hunter fights the world has ever seen.

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