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Royce
Royce
Royce
Location:
Game Reserve
Planet:
1.1g Atmosphere
Command:
mercenary
Organization:
American ex-military
Level:
n/a
Deep space:
prey
Stats:
Active service:
n/a
Gender:
male
Height:
185cms
Weight:
77kgs




Name

Royce is a an American ex-military soldier turned mercenary who reluctantly assumes leadership of the group of humans stranded on the alien planet.

Characteristics

Reference stats table.


Appearance

Appearances in the following;
Predators (film)
Predators/Predators Lite
Predators (phone)

Features

Carries an AA-12 equipped with explosive shells, a Pistol, Knife and a Maschete.

Interactions

Predators (film)
Tracker, Falconer and Berserker bring the humans to the game reserve planet for hunting.

They first start tracking the group as they near their encampment with drones, once located they send Predator Dogs, which attack and cause the group to disperse. This attack leaves Cuchillo dead but they are still tracked until they reach their camp, with out warning the group is attacked causing them to run through the camp defending themselves and as they do so Mombasa is killed so they flee towards the waterfall and safety.

Later they meet up with Noland who after explaining who he is leads them to the Subterranean Drill were he has lived in the last few hunts. During the night Noland tries to kill them and as they try to escape Royce fires his weapon so attracting the Tracker and Berserker. The group escapes with the loss of Nikolai and Stans and as they continue they are tracked by the Falconer. Hanzo stops and takes on the Falconer in combat which ultimately leaves them both dead.

As the survivors continue Edwin and Isabelle are captured in nets and brought into the Predator Camp by the Berserker but Royce reaches the camp first and sides with the Classic who he has just released. As the Berserker enters there is a fight to the death were Classic dies, Royce who had chosen not to escape in the last Predator's Ship returns to battle the Berserker and eventually wins the battle with help from Isabelle.


Continuity

Predators (film)
Royce's character is played by Adrien Brody on the Game Reserve planet.

Royce and Isabelle are the only survivors left at the end.

Joey Anaya stunt doubles for Royce.

On-set

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As with the other actors Adrien Brody watched Predator before filming and before auditions, he used the earlier film as reference in his acting of the character Royce.

Nimrod Antal's opinion on the character Royce was, 'We thought casting a physical - a Schwarzenegger-esque character would've done the original film a disservice and would've done this film a disservice because we're not trying to remake or copy the original film. We're trying to further that world and the story further.'

Adrien opinion on the character Royce having increased 20 pounds from his last role was, 'The important thing for me rather than a six pack or anything about being kind of buff is to put on a little size both as a look, but also as what that does for me as a person, how I feel, to feel strong enough to handle myself in a situation that this guy would be presented.'

Having restricted his diet, Adrien set off in the gym lifting heavy weights. A physical change was important for him in understanding and getting into the role of the character. Also studying military field manuals, Royce said about the character, 'But he's a survivor and I think ultimately just like a scientist there has to be a level of detachment in order to put survival first. I think that makes him very well suited for the circumstances that he's found himself in.'

Production

As with the other actors, stuntmen stood in for the fall into the water with the actors jumping a short distance and swimming the rest of the distance to the shore.

For Adrien, Joey Anaya stunt doubled for him. Various other stuntmen stood in for the actors like Ryan Ryusaki a stunt performer. These would include a falling scene, running and being caught in nets.


Predators/Predators Lite
Royce appears as Royce in multiple missions including Revenge Kill - Royce, Ultimate Survival and Ultimate Wave Attack in Predators/Predators Lite, he also carries an AA-12.


Predators (phone)
Unlike in the film Predators and the game Predators/Predators Lite, Royce and the Berserker are transported to the Predators’ planet in Predators (phone).

Timeline

Tracker, Falconer and Berserker bring the humans to the Game Reserve planet from Earth for hunting, after having been parachuted into the Game Reserve they all group together, with Royce taking charge and later meeting up with Noland.

Trivia

Adrien Brody wanting to bring a complexity to the character that would contrast with Schwarzenegger's muscle-bound role in the original film, contrary to Antal and Rodriguez who specifically wanted to avoid casting an actor physically similar to Schwarzenegger.

See also

Cuchillo * Edwin * Isabelle * Royce * Hanzo * Mombasa * Nikolai * Stans * Noland * Tracker * Classic * Berserker * Falconer * Predator Dog * Game Reserve * River Ghost * Rocky * Drake (Predators)
Plasma Gun * Blaser R93 LRS2 * AA-12 * M134 * MP5 * AK-47 * Arm Blades * Flying Reconnaissance Drone * Mircofructus Liaoningensis * Parachutes * Plasma Nets * Predator Camp * Subterranean Drill * Predator's Ship








References

Citations

Predators (film)
Predators articles
Cinefantastique Online
Predators/Predators Lite

Footnotes

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