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Six Reasons why the Alien is better than the Predator

Search your feelings, you know it to be true - the Alien is better than the Predator, and we'll tell you the reasons why...

We thought it was about time the age old argument was settled. Which is the superior species? The Alien, or the Predator? Well, we know which team we’re on – here are our top six reasons why the Alien is clearly superior to that flappy-jawed predatory weirdo. So, sit back, relax, and attach face-huggers now.

(Note: As regards any Alien Vs Predator crossover films that may be in existence, for the purposes of this article we’re pretty much ignoring them. In fact, we’re pretending they were never made, and are a lot happier for it.)

1. The Alien is a parasite


It’s disgusting, but true. And, when you think about it, a huge biological advantage. The only drawback is that it means they need another species to show up in order to build a society, but once they do, it’s open season. The Queen lays eggs which hatch into face-huggers. The face-huggers then hug faces and implant baby aliens into the chests of the other species (usually our good selves). The baby aliens then burst out of the other species, killing them by being born. What a disgusting and beautiful process.

2. The Alien has acid for blood

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The more you hurt them, the more you make it possible for them to hurt you. This is especially dangerous if you happen to be on a space ship, where it is pretty important that the hull doesn’t get even the tiniest hole in it, what with the definite probability of explosive decompression and all. This is a hard-core biological back up plan – even if you manage to cripple the thing so that it’s basically about to die, it can still take you down with it by leaking blood all over you. The Predator just has that neon green blood; all that does is make it easier for Arnie to track you through the jungle. Someone wasn’t thinking ahead.

3. The Alien is fast

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And nimble. And pretty clever for a slobbering toothy beast. Ok, the Predators have all that technology, and the Aliens are basically a big scary ant colony, but it’s like Humans vs Velociraptors. The fact that you know you’re technically smarter than they are won’t be of much comfort to you while you’re watching them eat your intestines. The Alien is way faster than the Predator; it can climb up walls, pretend to be walls, open doors, climb through ventilation shafts, use elevators, and even make plans (like in Alien: Resurrection when two Aliens gang up on a weaker Alien so they can use its blood to burn their way out of prison).

4. The Predator is a weirdo

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Predators don’t seem to have any motivation for killing humans other than perverted fun. They like to do weird things with human bodies, like (GORE WARNING) rip out the organs, peel off all the skin, and hang them in trees. What’s the point to all that? Are they eating any bits of us, or what? Are they pretty much just a team of interplanetary Ed Geins? At least the Aliens have an end game – to collect as many of us as possible to take back to the nest to propagate even more Aliens, thereby killing us and increasing their population at the same time (a pretty good strategy). They don’t mess about with skinning us, or any of that crazy business.

5. The Predator is little more than an intergalactic Inspector Gadget


The heat-seeking mask, the shoulder-mounted cannon, those flying deadly frisbee things, the techno-spear, the mines, the invisibility camouflage cloak, that thing built into his wrist – but even being the biggest techno-dweeb in the world won’t compensate for being a slow-moving, slow-thinking, badly evolved humanoid with a face like a bulldog chewing on a wasp. Technology is no match for the Alien. We know this. It laughs in the face of heat-seeking missiles – or at least, it would, if it could laugh. Unlike the Predator, the Alien has no time for useless chuckling.

6. The Predator is an idiot

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He was outsmarted by Arnold Schwarzenegger, for pity’s sake. All the man had to do was cover himself in mud, set a few traps made out of logs and jungle vines, tell the thing it was ugly to its face (which, admittedly, shows some chutzpah) and the Predator responded by chickening out and blowing himself up. If Arnie ever came up against the Alien, we’re willing to bet he’d be one of the first to get glued to a wall with a face-hugger’s tentacle in his gullet.

Disagree with us? Think the mighty Predator could kick seven shades of hell out of that slimy Alien? Let us know your reasons in the comments, or give us a tweet @RooblaOfficial

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    Wow, where to begin? Aliens have acidic blood, guess what? Not a single Predator in either one of the AvP movies were killed by an Alien's blood. Aliens are fast, guess what? That was because that Alien in "Alien 3" came from a quadpedal animal, Aliens are generally bipedal, they only move on fours when they are climbing obviously. Aliens can open doors and use elevators? Lol that's cute. Predators have plasma weapons, nukes, and bullet-proof masks that have multiple visions which make hunting easier. Not to mention, their masks are awesome. Predators have weapons and tech, that means they're advanced. I'm not sure if you know what "advanced" is but Predators come from an advanced race. That's the whole idea of Predators. They're aliens from an advanced race who hunt other aliens. The fact that they use weapons and tech should not surprise you. It would be odd if Predators didn't have weapons since, like I said, they're from an advanced race. Humans, Engineers, and the aliens from "Independence Day" all come from advanced races, they all use weapons and tech just like what Predators do. You are comparing a primitive race to an advanced, civilized race. The winner should be extremely obvious that even a 5-year-old would know the answer to that. Also, Predators are dumb for getting owned by Schwarzenegger? Lol please. That Alien in "Alien" was lying right behind Sirgourney Weaver and the Alien was just lying down not doing anything like an idiot. Not to mention, SWARMS of Aliens got their asses handed by a squad of marines. I forgot to mention that an Alien got physically overpowered by a WOMAN'S FOOT in "Aliens" when she was stuck in the vent. Yea, even Schwarzenegger couldn't beat the Predator in a fist fight. Predators > Aliens
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      oh well I always knew that some day a predator fan bitch would creep out of his hole of weak statements to try do defend a type of alien from a franchise that the majority cry in laughter. Every thing in this article is true and the predator's pure sorry excuse for honor and his cockiness is going to get himself killed no matter how many fucking gadgets you put on him. The alien has one purpose, to survive and is fucking good at it to, The alien uses instinctual intelligence which gets rid all of the emotions that don't pertain to hunting or surviving. THAT is what makes the ultimate hunter. Also to counter you worthless argument how a women's foot that managed over powered the alien is because she unloaded half her fucking clip of rounds into the alien's chest before she did that and still id did not die. The only reason why that has not happened to the predator is because he pussies out by over using his fucking cloaking device. And considering that the alien only has instinctual intelligence and can operate elevators and doors in those proportions put the predators to shame. Also since you are bringing up avp which goes against the rules of the article (man I'm surprised you know how to read) I might as well go in to avp as well since no one is following the rules anyway. One alien is able to kill two predators in less that 3 minutes in avp, and if you dare tell me that that fight was bullshit than you have just contradicted your self by using examples in the movie aliens. Its in the movie there for it is not bullshit. Also may I add that the alien starts it's long killing streak at birth, first kill and not even 1 minute old yet. However I can't say the same thing for the predator for one a birth more brutal than the alien is illogical and two it is never explored in the predator movies because the last predator movie made was in the late 2000's now the only reason why anyone still talks about the predator franchise is because it's piggybacking off the alien franchise following up in avp. However you are right about one thing (surprising, i know) any 5 year old would know a predator would win. However if you dared to think outside of the box and use common sense on a adult level which I know is so hard for this generation, followed by research you would understand that Aliens > Predators :) PS. have a nice day growing up from five fucking years old
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        "The alien has one purpose, to survive and is fucking good at it to" too* Yea, that totally explains how at least 70 Aliens got killed in "Aliens" right? Yea, those Aliens suuuuuure did show those marines who was boss, right? "The alien uses instinctual intelligence" The fact that Aliens use primal instincts means they're stupid. They do not have the ability to think logically. Don't even think about bringing up "Alien Resurrection", those Xenomorphs were cloned with much more human DNA than the ones in previous films and were actually smarter. "THAT is what makes the ultimate hunter." Lol, hunters kill for sport, dumbfuck. Aliens do not kill for sport, they are not hunters. No one calls Aliens "hunters". " you worthless argument how a women's foot that managed over powered the alien is because she unloaded half her fucking clip of rounds into the alien's chest" your* Wait a minute, an Alien was weakened by a pistol? Whaaaat? That's weird. I thought Aliens were supposed to be "strong". That's funny because that Predator in "Predator 2" got shot like 6 times in the flesh by a SHOTGUN and was still standing. That Tracker Predator in "Predators" was shot a few times in the torso by a pistol and it was still walking. I like how you said the Alien was shot in the chest as if that Alien was supposed to be some sort of a badass when the camera never showed it getting shot directly in the chest. "can operate elevators and doors in those proportions put the predators to shame." Wow. Aliens can use elevators. -clap- -clap- Damn, I'm impressed. I could never do that. I mean, Predators can use cloaking devices, can control a plasma gun on their shoulders by using their masks without laying their fingers on it, and Predators can use a bulletproof mask that gives them like 10 different visions. But hey, you think Aliens are "smart" since they can use elevators. Okie dokie. "One alien is able to kill two predators in less that 3 minutes in avp" Scar killed at least five Aliens before blowing up the hive thus killing more Aliens. The three Predators on top of the pyramid took down a good amount of Aliens. Wolf Predator took down at least fifteen Aliens. I do not see how one Alien killing two Predators is impressive but okie dokie. You should stop reading those alien wikia pages since I can see it has already lowered your IQ by a lot.
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    Most of these reasons are bullshit and make no sense, you provided absolutely no counter argument to the Predator possibly being better... this is a total strawman fallacy. The Alien is probably the better one of the two in terms of sheer technology but just because it can use acid blood and a sharp tail does not make it better than the Predator, the Predator is far superior to the point where the Alien is simply a little bug... Tigers are stronger than humans naturally but we as humans are still superior to tigers right? it is the same with Aliens and Predator, technology wins. You have to remember in AVP 3 Predators killed that 10,000 - 100,000 Aliens in a few seconds? Alien is an incredible creature, but it is just a beast... if I had to fight one of them I would chose Predator because at least it has the intelligence to be reasoned with whereas the Alien is mindless, it would run straight into a firing squad to get to its prey and die whereas the Predator would kill them all with an explosive, a few caster shots and a few shots from its sniper weapon.
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    Ok well ive recently googled everything therevis to know about predator and the xenomorphs are a powerful prey for the pretator race, they have ranks, like a military hunting club, if a young blood kills a xenomorph, they become blooded, if a blooded predator kills a xeno queen, he becomes clan leader because blooded members join clans. Then if they kill 6 queens they rank up again to elite or something then they gotta take out a hive with 2 friends to become an elder or some shit, I dont even know what you have to do to be an anient but the predators live for thousands of years, they are and incredibly advanced species, their weapons they use are primitive due to the predators believing it to be more honorable, they have a moral code, breakimg the code is punishable by death or they commit suicide, suicide is usually commited after a failed hunt as they believe if you a foe has bested you, and shown mercy,you must either kill them and yourself with the wrist activated bomb. Or you must give them a reward. They have queens enslaved, they make them lay eggs and for thousands of years they hunt the offspring on special killing feilds or planets. Thats right, they control entire planets as a hunting reserve. They are the Apex hunter, they are called Predator for fucks sake. Yes xenomorphs were a mighty prey, perpahps one of the most revered prey as it has statues and monuments of them all around their cities and ruins have them carved into the side everywhere, but the predators have a control on them, the only reason they die to aliens is because they put themselves up to the challenge, use limited, honorable weapons (plasma caster is less honorable), and they dont gang up, they believe let every predator have his battke with his prey. Predator is thebapex predator.
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    I'd like to elect this article for "most subjective and pointless" on the internet. You might have well simply said, "Aliens are better because they are Aliens and I like them more." It would have been just as effective. You, are an idiot.