In recent weeks, I have begun to question the nature and motives of the predator that we have been seeing. I am wondering if the predator is or was ever ment to be the honor obsessed tribal hunter we now are shown. If you look at the first predator closely, you will see a whole different concept.
In the original Predator, he has a very plain styled suit of armor. It is steel colored, offers mobility, and has few designs on it. The armor looks very futuristic and practical. His weapons are also very no nonsense. Just a gun and cerrated blades. In the movie he isn't shown to be a ritual or tribal hunter, just a furturistic being on a hunt for trophies and thrills. Although he did have hunting rules, they were nothing compared to the strict laws followed by other predators. Now the desgin has changed.
City Hunter had tribal and ritualistic armor, overly flourishing and impractical. His weapons are also very different. He carries the equivilant of a spear, throwing knifes and blow darts. And his motives and practices now show a more tribal personality. The AvP preds also took on this new view. More impractical weapons, overly intricate armor and practicers of rituals.
What I am asking is what is the true nature of the predator? The furturistic hunter that came first, or the tribal warrior that is shown today?