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“The Predator” (“The Pred”) is a fan of all music seeing as Nashville is Music City. A skilled musician, he is comfortable with almost any instrument but the guitar is his favorite and he loves sitting in the rafters of the Grand Ole Opry. The Pred is an outdoorsman, like many of the Guardians, and his sense of smell makes him an excellent tracker.
As a result of Tennessee being nicknamed the Volunteer State, the Pred is the most duty driven of the Guardians. No matter the danger the Pred is the first guy to join the mission. His size might say otherwise, but he sees himself as the consummate underdog and as such he makes it his mission to outwork his opponents. This mentality makes him unbeatable in a fight, and the other Guardians use him as their own personal measuring stick in regards to personal fortitude. In the face of insurmountable odds, many a Guardian has uttered the phrase “What would Pred do?
When I hear the word predator, I think of viciousness. I think of cunning and patience to out-wait and out-think prey. You would think that is reasonable, right? Apparently not.
Basically, The Predator is sort of the opposite of his namesake. He likes to kick back and listen to some tunes or jam out. And he prevails in a fight not because of cunning, but because he is an underdog. I’d like to point out that the Predator is a cat, but I digress. Basically, he prevails because he is too dumb to quit and strong enough to take the beating, which is reflected in his design. He’s got an awfully large body and an awfully small head.
What I’m getting at is that I feel like The Predator is so dumb he doesn’t even have to wear one of those special helmets because there is nothing to protect.
What really threw me off about The Predator was that he looks very different from the other Guardians. Maybe it’s because he’s shiny. Or maybe because his teeth and face look… I don’t even know. He kind of looks like a paper cutout to me. Now he’s just like the Nashville Predators: largely overlooked but probably surprisingly good.
Final Word from Pierce
What Lance is too polite to say is that his teeth and face look stupid. And I don’t mean that as a measure of quality but as an assessment of The Predator’s intelligence. I have a feeling this is the Guardian the other ones play jokes on because he takes so long to catch on.