Old One- thanks!
Voodoo- ha ha, well, I'm grateful for your consideration. I see your points. But... Isn't impracticality one of the defining characteristics of the Predator character? Isn't that what makes him seem powerful and alien at the same time? He makes all kinds of impractical stuff work... somehow?
Wrist-blades- pretty impractical.
Extendo-spear- fantastically impractical.
Shoulder-mounted firearm- largely impractical.
P2 Murder frisbee- very impractical unless you explain it as some kind of semi-autonomous self-propelled drone
Storing hand weapons of any kind on one's back- intensely impractical (AVP spears, various swords in the expanded universe, etc)
I like the 2010 hounds because somehow it felt like the design flowed with the essence of the Predator character, while also being quite new (and not just a repacking of the same old basic beats)- they seemed like a believeable development of the mythology.
No, I don't equate those two at all.
How is it not front heavy when sprinting, sending its head crashing into the ground?
How does it eat or drink when those spikes keep its mouth at a distance.
How do those spikes not get caught/hung up by surrounding foilage and environment as they sprint after their prey?
Even though I still like them, Hell Hounds design is flawed and impractical and needed a bit more thought, made evident by you developing breeding theories to explain their impractical structure.
like humans, are intelligent lifeforms that are enriched and beholden to their culture, probably even more so. And human hunters to this day challenge themselves
by using more primitive weapons like bows and arrows, knives, hog hunting swords and yes spears (google it) to hunt as it was previously done in human history.
So considering this, when you say a Predator using a spear is "fantastically impractical", there's no fan theories required to explain it. Just look around you.
So the two do not equate.
That said, I am happy the Hell Hounds do exist though.