I mean what purpose does it serve? none of the films even use it. I don't know about you, but I'm sick to death of hearing about Young-Bloods, Blooded, Elites, Elders, Bad-Bloods and all that crap that the movies never bother to establish. the closest we ever got was AVP, where the supposed Young-Bloods (who are 100s of years old according to the director) become Blooded when they burn marks into their foreheads and masks. Wolf (the most incompetent Predator ever) is supposedly an Elite, but don't expect the movie to ever tell you that, just take the director's word for it because that's how story-telling works, right? Wolf DOESN'T even have the mark burned into his forehead. Not even the Leader at the end of Predator 2 had a mark on his head. You'd think he of all Predators would, right?
We have 5 Predator films with predators who all look the same, act the same, display the same level of skill and strength and none of them have the blooded mark on their heads or masks, so are we supposed to assume that every predator outside of Wolf and the AVP leader is a noob? f**k that! Based on everything I've seen and heard about The Predator: this isn't just another hunt, Captured is on a mission to save his race, he lets himself get captured in order to get his gear back and then breaks out like a boss and kicks ass all over the place ....but according to the Predator Hierarchy (established by none of the films): he's just a pathetic novice? Sorry but no, I'm not gonna accept that a predator who displays such intelligence and skill is nothing but a rookie, especially one that's on such an important mission. Not to mention the fact that his buddies are negotiating with the humans for the future of their race. So now rookies are qualified to speak on behalf of the entire Predator race? are the predators from the first two movies rookies too? All these questions brought up because of a stupid mark that's not on their foreheads. How about we go back to the good old days of Predator and Predator 2 and regard all Predators as equals? I mean, what's the point of this imaginary hierarchy other than giving sensitive predator fans an excuse whenever a predator loses? "He was just a young-blood, if Captured was an experienced Elite, he'd beat Upgrade without even breaking a sweat!" Can't wait for that inevitable post.