The female Predator in Hunting Grounds sucks and is significantly worse than how female Predators are in novels.

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Looks fine to me. Overcomplicate things, why don't you.

This is based on a movie. They added variety and standardized the sizes. Don't tell me it's a surprise to some that model sizes are standard in multiplayer games like this.
 

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Weird to see people being all “but why would an alien have tits” as if the original male predator wasn’t already basically a human with an ugly face. They had pecks and abs and dick armour too.
Yeah I don't get the posts saying that giving female Predators boobs is the line into "lazy design."

As if Predators being 1:1 copies of humans with long fingernails and a weird mouth didn't faze anyone.
 

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Yeah I don't get the posts saying that giving female Predators boobs is the line into "lazy design."

As if Predators being 1:1 copies of humans with long fingernails and a weird mouth didn't faze anyone.
It makes no sense for them to be mammals.

They made the lady one by drawing boobs on the male one. That's pretty much the least interesting approach to this.
 

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It makes no sense for them to be mammals.

They made the lady one by drawing boobs on the male one. That's pretty much the least interesting approach to this.
They made the male one by giving a human a weird mouth. Predator has always been a cool looking character but with the mask on it could literally be a human with painted skin. It’s just a weird thing to bring up as a complaint now.
 

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Your only physiological difference with a Predator is that your mouth is different?
If were just looking at outward appearances, the only real difference is the face. That’s why I said with a mask on, it could easily be a human wearing a mask. I obviously wasn’t being literal by saying it was the only difference, just like you (hopefully) weren’t being literal when saying the only change they made to the female was “drawing on boobs”.

“It makes no sense for them to be mammals” is just such a weird complaint considering Predator has always been like 95% humanoid, even wearing tiny armour on its dick at times. Why do we draw the line at breast armour being too much now? It’s perfectly in line with how the male predator has been portrayed since the beginning.
 

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Its an odd and throwaway looking design. It looks like a skin for a generic female character in a shooter game that they couldn't change much because they didn't want to change the hitbox too much.
 
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It makes no sense for them to be mammals.

They made the lady one by drawing boobs on the male one. That's pretty much the least interesting approach to this.

They made a child with a Predator head slapped on. That's just how they are designed. They're human-like outside of toe placement, head/face and skin texture depending on the clan.

I think it's something to do with the confusion surrounding the tweet.

Yautja have a breeding season, in which the females go into estrus and select the strongest and bravest males to sire their pups. Females do not generally pay any attention to youngbloods or unblooded. It is only when a male reaches Blooded status and has worthy kills to his name that a female desires to share his company, particularly if he has performed feats of exceptional bravery or skill.
I have the AVP comic in my closet, but I don't recall reading anything relating to insecurity regarding female sizes. They're bigger and buffer than males but it didn't cause those feelings. I don't see why they would be either.
 

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If were just looking at outward appearances, the only real difference is the face. That’s why I said with a mask on, it could easily be a human wearing a mask. I obviously wasn’t being literal by saying it was the only difference, just like you (hopefully) weren’t being literal when saying the only change they made to the female was “drawing on boobs”.
I think you're forgetting how lithe Predators tend to be. Skin color differences aside (and we've seen variance there before) sure looks like this with boobs to me, but we can agree to disagree.

 

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It makes no sense for them to be mammals.

They made the lady one by drawing boobs on the male one. That's pretty much the least interesting approach to this.
Just to name a few concepts they could have utilized (even putting aside the concepts from the existing IP): Hardened bone-plates/carapace, different use of the corded "hair," a different play on the claws/skin patterns, any play on different physical posturing/body-form compared to a standard model-esque human woman, a different overall body scale, or even forgoing armor/clothing in a way that clashes with normal expectations for this sort of thing.

Predator designs have consistently leveraged looking human at a glance, but being distinctly alien on closer examination. This has been central to the design from their original face reveal under the mask, to even their blood when wounded.

Having even the armor they went with resemble a normal model-esque exposed midriff look is just so lame. A more skinny predator with human (not just humanoid) secondary sexual characteristics with a bog-standard, culturally human-looking armor set (similar in form to what you seen for women's designs in many other games) using a human-looking bow doesn't seem cool or novel.
 
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On the other hand, the male Predator we're used to see has the underdeveloped mammary glands we see in male mammals, so it makes sense the females would have developed ones. The boob plate is unimaginative to say the least, though.
 
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On the other hand, the male Predator we're used to see has the underdeveloped mammary glands we see in male mammals, so it makes sense the females would have developed ones. The boob plate is unimaginative to say the least, though.
Well yeah, it's even said so in a comic lol. Though like how people have difference, some Predators look vastly different from one another when it comes to clans. Some look more reptilian, others in terms of male/female look identical, etc.

It was apparently considered a very unwise thing to do or even consider, for an insulted and angry Yautja female was not something even a not-too-wise male wanted to create. Apparently an angered Yautja female is far stronger than even an armed male.

Mating was considered pleasurable, one of Dachande's mates had tossed him across a room during the heat of their mating and that had been an accident. Females were known to howl in ecstasy during it and it is noted that there is apparently a breeding season.

The females had milk glands of some sort, Dachande was not able to recognize a human female until he had seen her breasts. The children are referred to as "suckers".
Just wanted to toss in some unnecessary reproductive info for this thread.
 

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Ok, but what are you disagreeing with? That Predator has always looked like 95% human?
They're humaniod, but they don't look human beyond that. The clawed hands, padded feet talons, completely different face, skull-form, and tough/striped/rippled skin aren't exactly subtle differences. I don't even think they have what people would think of as hair.
 

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It's weird people are trying to apply real world biology to these space traveling humanoid aliens with bio luminescent blood and a crab mouth. Predators have reptilian and mammalian-like traits incorporated into their design. Hell they could be a form of Synapsid. Baby Predators from what we've seen in like one comic have their mandibles shaped differently for I assume suckling. We'll never truly know unless it's shown. It doesn't have to make sense. Canon is subjective as fuck with this series. Some female Predators have boobs, some are larger than males, some don't have boobs, some are identical to males in height and looks, it all varies across media. In this case, it has boobs and is probably the same size as the standard Predator. I just can't see the issue.

May as well criticize Xenomorphs functioning with acid blood, looking vaguely humanoid and walking around with a human skull/whatever their host was in their dome.
 

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They're humaniod, but they don't look human beyond that. The clawed hands, padded feet talons, completely different face, skull-form, and tough/striped/rippled skin aren't exactly subtle differences. I don't even think they have what people would think of as hair.
All while sharing the pretty much the same body plan/skeletal structure as humans - there’s literally no other animals shaped like us on earth and you’re going to act like predators aren’t basically bigger humans with different heads? You can’t even call them ape-like, they’re specifically human looking, and by extension more mammal-like than any other type of animal. The female predator design is lazy, but you can’t call make predators realistically inhuman either (they can even breath our air).
 

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They're humaniod, but they don't look human beyond that. The clawed hands, padded feet talons, completely different face, skull-form, and tough/striped/rippled skin aren't exactly subtle differences. I don't even think they have what people would think of as hair.
Ill have you know Humans, Aliens and Predators are in the same universe. You can assume they are all made by Engineers™ so they all share the same biology. So it makes sense lore wise for all of them to have breasts.
 

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They're humaniod, but they don't look human beyond that. The clawed hands, padded feet talons, completely different face, skull-form, and tough/striped/rippled skin aren't exactly subtle differences. I don't even think they have what people would think of as hair.
All while sharing the pretty much the same body plan/skeletal structure as humans - there’s literally no other animals shaped like us on earth and you’re going to act like predators aren’t basically bigger humans with different heads? You can’t even call them ape-like, they’re specifically human looking. The female predator design is lazy, but you can’t call make predators realistically inhuman either (they can even breath our air).
When someone says something is "humanoid," that's what the word means. It's (generally) used as a sci-fi term for just that.
 
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Ill have you know Humans, Aliens and Predators are in the same universe. You can assume they are all made by Engineers™ so they all share the same biology. So it makes sense lore wise for all of them to have breasts.
Engineers based their space suits off their original makers, the Space Jockey. Don't even tell me my giant elephant man was retconned into some bald albino dudes.

Are there xenomorphs with breasts?
Outside of porn, thankfully no!
 

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I assume there are female soldiers to play as and rather than make a buffer Predator, they use the same rig models for the Female Preds.
 

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When someone says something is "humanoid," that's what the word means. It's (generally) used as a sci-fi term for just that.
And my point is that once your alien design uses a human template you’ve already thrown all biological plausibility out the window and we’re taking about a fantasy creature at that point. Of course predators aren’t mammals, they’re also not reptiles, fish, or insects, they’re aliens with no realistic biological grounding.
 

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And my point is that once your alien design uses a human template you’ve already thrown all biological plausibility out the window and we’re taking about a fantasy creature at that point. Of course predators aren’t mammals, they’re also not reptiles, fish, or insects, they’re aliens with no realistic biological grounding.
I pointed out the physical differences between predators and humans, in the context of a convo about making creative/interesting variations on the fictional design.
 

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That boob armor doesn't seems very protective but overall protection doesn't seems to be a priority for predators, I would say their attire is made to look cool.
 

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That lady-predator design really does look like trash. That's lazy concept and execution. I don't necessarily expect slavish adherence to some old extended fiction, but I do expect more than a skinny-human lady look for a sci-fi species like the predator.
As opposed to the skinny-human look for the male predator? Don’t get me wrong, the boob armor is unnecessary, but she looks like every other predator out there minus the boob armor. They could realistically just remove that and you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference except for her waist being smaller, I guess?