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Chopper
Chopper
Chopper
Location:
Earth
Planet:
1.0g Atmosphere
Command:
Hunter
Organization:
Predators
Level:
n/a
Deep space:
Predator
Stats:
Active service:
n/a
Gender:
male
Height:
215cms
Weight:
115kgs




Name

Chopper is a predator on Earth from Alien v Predator (film). He is armed with a Plasma Cannon on his left shoulder and a single bladed Wrist Blade on both arms, these blades are longer then normal.

Characteristics

Reference stats table.

Appearance

Appearances in the following;

Alien v Predator (film)
AVP: Evolution

Features

An engraved mask and gills detail.

Interactions

Alien v Predator (film)
Scar, Celtic and Chopper descend to Earth in Drop Pods to battle against the Aliens at the Whaling Station and Pyramid in the film Alien v Predator.

AVP: Evolution
Chopper appears in the game AVP: Evolution along with Celtic as playable characters.


Continuity

Alien v Predator (film)
Chopper dies of a head bite from one of the Aliens in Alien v Predator (film).
At Amalgamated Dynamics Incorporated, the workshop crew nicknamed the 3 Predator characters Scar (main Predator), Celtic, and Chopper.
Except for scenes with stand-ins, Ian Whyte played all of the Predators. He was the first Predator actor since Kevin Peter Hall who died in 1991.
This marks the second movie Ian Whyte has played the Predator creature. Next to Kevin Peter Hall, he is the only other actor to do so.

Concepts

Carlos Huante, Chris Ayers, and Farzad Varahramyan all designed masks which followed from the earlier films, including the Elders which were based around designs of Scar. Celtic and Chopper masks followed the design of Scar's with Celtic's mask having a turned detail and Chopper's mask gills and engraved details.

Design spec required heavier armour with more extensive body coverage, Farzad Varahramyan and Joe Pepe provided most of the information regarding the appearance in early concepts, these also included updated weapons like the wrist blades and new designs for plasma castor. Paul W. S. Anderson wanted the Predators of Alien v Predator to be equipped with variations and new weaponry. Concepts of these by Farzad Varahramyan, first depicted blades extending laterally from the forearm which later evolved into the 3' long blades featured in the film. Early designs of the ceremonial dagger were designed by R.K. Post, the final design for the ceremonial dagger, shuriken, net gun, shoulder cannons and wrist blades were drawn by Joe Pepe. Early designs of the shoulder cannons were by Farzad Varahramyan with Joe Pepe designing variations which all appeared in the film.

On-set

Once decided on the design of the creatures, sculptures would then be made by the sculpting team including supervisor Andy Schoneberg, Bruce Spaulding Fuller, Don Lanning and Mike O’Brien, these were for the Alien Queen and Predators. Scar was the only one with animatronic facial features, Scar's, Celtic and Chopper suits were made with foam with added dreadlocks. While some body parts and armour were made from silicone rubber others were produced from foam latex or fiberglass.

Production

Of the weapons, knife handles and spear accents were sculpted out of clay, while the blades which needed sharp edges were constructed out of plastic compounds and chrome plated with others from fiberglass. For filming multiple props of each were produced. Moving Picture Company created the visual effects of the alien and predator creatures with Framestore CFC creating models and matte paintings of the surface, underground Pyramid and spacecrafts.

Post Production

Predator spears were constructed with both extended and retracted shafts, transitions in film between the two were achieved by CGI in post production by Cinesite and Universal Production Partners.


AVP: Evolution
Chopper and Celtic are Predators from the film Alien v Predator (film).

In AVP: Evolution a player can choose Chopper's equipment as an upgrade for their character.

See also

Alexa Woods * Mark Verheiden * Graeme Miller * Sebastian De Rosa * Joe Connors * Adele Rousseau * Rustin Quinn * Grid * Chopper * Celtic * Scar * Selene * Mikkel * Stone * Thomas * Boris * Max * Bass * Karl * Ramirez * Klaus * Sven
Sledge * Steyr AUG * HK G36 * Bolt Gun * Piper Maru * Pyramid * Whaling Station * Predator's Drop Pod * Predator's Ship








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References

Citations

Alien v Predator (film)

Footnotes

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