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Kombat Klass #2: Predator

Written by: Sean Wall

Something was created to hunt, to observe, and to kill.

“What’s got Billy so spooked?”

“Can’t say, Major. Been actin’ squirrelly all morning. That damned nose of his… it’s weird.”

“What is it? Billy? What the hell is wrong with you?”

“There’s something in those trees.”

“Do you see anything?”

“Up there ahead.”

“Nothing. What do you think?”

“I guess it’s nothing, Major.”

—Quoted from ‘Predator’ (1987)

This extraterrestrial species is largely characterized by its trophy hunting of other species for sport. It’s like the solo purpose was to test the far reaches of space for dominance in any way possible. Although this specie has a uncanny abilities like; being much stronger than humans, having been portrayed as being easily capable of outmatching a conditioned adult human male, and shattering solid concrete with their bare hands. They are also skilled climbers, and will readily move through trees or across rooftops in pursuit of prey. Though capable of surviving exposure in Antarctic temperatures for an extended period of time, it is implied that this species have a preference for hot equatorial climates. Their blood is luminescent phosphor green in color. Their vision operates mainly in the infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum; they can easily detect heat differentials in their surroundings but are unable to easily distinguish among objects of the same relative temperature. The hunting helmet increases its ability to see in a variety of spectrums, ranging from the low infrared to the high ultraviolet, and also filters the ambient heat from the area, allowing them to see things with greater clarity and detail.

However with all those attributes and will to showing why this species is only superior than them all. it’s simple as to who this species. They can simply be called: PREDATOR!

Honestly this has to be one of my favorite fictional characters for the fact his story is only been touched a little bit. They only uncovered that there’s different variations and possibly a hierarchy with the species. The myth that surrounds this species has almost everything just purely badass about it.

Now throw him into a universe that’s perfect for fighting and dominance along with deception on many levels and you have a recipe for unpredictable bloodshed. It’s was on a little over a year ago when ‘Mortal Kombat X’ was announced an set the MK realm into a roar for the continuation of the iconic legacy. Many questions came about like “How are they going to move forward?”, “How will Shinnok play a part since Raiden’s prominations alter time?”, and one question that reached popularity was “Who will be the guest character?”. Although many characters have entered crossovers with various games MK9 saw Freddy Krueger enter the nightmares of the Kombat fighters as a guest character.

A lot of speculation began as the fans started guessing who will dawn the horizon of MKX as the guest character. And four months ago saw Freddy Krueger’s rival, Jason Voorhees take his place in the Mortal Kombat universe. Good addition since he’s has nothing ruthless aggression and malice for all those who get his way.

BUT it didn’t take long for NetherRealm Studios to reveal their DLC for the upcoming game and we seen the revealing of two classic characters join alongside Voorhees in the form of Tanya and Tremor. Then, you hear that infamous grunt as the camouflage reveals Predator as the second guest character to enter the world of Mortal Kombat. ‘Mortal Kombat X’ became for many fans an instant buy as the crave to play Predator just mounted.

(From left to right) Klassic character; Tremor & Tanya alongside Predator & Jason Voorhees.

Now as he was revealed a lot of fans of Voorhees and Predator have been able to have their dream match of the killers in the Mortal Kombat X game. But Predator has a moveset that unlike Jason’s it calls for you to change your gameplay even as the slashing menace of Crystal Lake.

The summer is almost over and it’s time for one last summer lesson (although it won’t be the last), so today welcome to ‘Kombat Klass #2: Predator’

[Looking at Predator] “Ehhhh… You are one ugly motherfucker!”


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