Big Red, by Ridureyu
“The unique red armor and brighter fleshtones distinguish the Big Red Predator from others in the clan. It is assumed Big Red has an affinity for the Samurai culture as evidenced by his ornamental belt and the 2 Katana swords that hang from his right hip. Contrary to most Predators, his wrist blades are golden in color and are housed on his left gauntlet as opposed to the traditional right side location. Legend has it that Big Red has encountered many Xenomorphs and an infamous costumed vigilante during his hunt.”
In 2003, the greatest fan film (up until that point) debuted. Sandy Collora produced Batman: Dead End as a demo reel of his directorial skills, but in the process produced a surprisingly good (if brief) crossover between Batman, Alien, and Predator. At the very end of the movie, three Predators decloaked in front of Batman, (presumably) either to hunt him or to help him face the xenomorphs. Two of the Predators looked pretty average, but the middle one… was special!
Big Red is the Samurai Predator (remember that Hot Toys figure? BTW, please buy one for me). With a clear fascination for Earth’s Japanese culture, he has donned a measure of samurai garb, including the swords. He is also left-handed, something we haven’t seen before.
Is Big Red Batman’s savior, or one of his enemies?
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