Dutch was finished too, the Predator didn't end him when it could have in lieu of letting him live, dropping it's weapons/gear and fighting him H2H. In short, the Predator helped Dutch by gimping itself due to its honor-code, something that last super-Predator didn't have.
Dutch would have never trapped the super-Predator in the dead-fall, as it would have killed him instead of dropping its gear in the previous scene. See. One comes before the other.
And as stated, the super-Predator is a far tougher opponent overall.
Dutch had an easier opponent that let him live when it could have easily killed him and to top it off, that same opponent then willfully dropped all its weapons gear in order to give Dutch a better fighting chance. So WTF is wrong with you? <--- don't answer that, I already know; it's rhetorical.
Dutch did better against a weaker and more lenient opponent(remember what the super-Predator did the the regualr Predator, yeah?). Though the "better" isn't all that much, as Royce killed opponent in a face to face fight, Dutch laid a clever trap.
Mhm, Dutch's Predator let him live. Royce was saved twice by Stans and Isabelle. Those facts kinda nullify each other. If Dutch's Predator had decided to kill him when he had him by the neck, it could have. This is old news. Here's new news: Royce's Predator would have killed him because he knew he was facing three humans, not one. If Dillon and Mac were still in the mix when the Predator had Dutch against the tree, it would have killed Dutch quickly, then dealt with Dillon and Mac.
The Predator has a tendency to face someone with honor one on one (Dutch vs. Predator, Hanzo vs. Predator, Billy vs. Predator.) Both Predators assumed they had their prey (Dutch and Royce) one on one. The difference between Dutch and Royce is that Dutch, when one on one with the Predator, had only himself. Royce? He relied on someone else saving him (Isabelle.) If Isabelle hadn't come to, Royce would have been skewered.
Also, Dutch did not have the luxury of having extensive intel on his opponent, this is more valuable than you think. Read on:
The Predators cloaking device: Royce was told of this by Isabelle. Dutch found out on his own.
The Predators thermal imaging: Royce was told this by Noland. Dutch found out on his own.
The Predators superior strength: Royce was told this by Noland (I think). Dutch found out on his own.
Bottom line: Have them switch places and Royce dies horribly, while Dutch beats the SuperPred easily.
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Stan saved Royce from the wrist-fighter Predator, not the main one(the one we're comparing against) iirc. If you want to bring them in sure, Royce was saved; his crappier team was also facing three opponents, not one like Dutch's.
You're assuming the Predator would have done this or that, really depends if Dillion or Mac still had weapons or not and what fighting condition they were in. It could have just as easily decided to curb-stomp the three of them barehanded, if they were out of ammo themselves, as it doesn't shoot unarmed opponents.
Super-Predators varied, the main one didn't have this honor code, as it had no problem skewering a downed and dying man. The one the Russian blew the **** up was about to slice apart Topher, who by all accounts appeared defenseless/useless.While his was Dutch's opponent.
What was the intel she gave him exactly? She didn't tell him all that much, dude. He deduced a good amount of it himself after setting up the trap and using the African as bait, ie the fact that there were three opponents hunting them, they used both projectile and energy weapons, they were far larger and stronger, was all him after that initial setup.
Dutch had a little bit of help too from the Guatemalan woman, she hinted that in was invisible. Prettu sure Dutch found about the cloaking ability after he saw it and he had the luxury of having his opponents cloaking
Bottom line, wtf? Dutch wouldn't have sacrificed a member of his team to gather intel, that would have seriously gimped him.
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All three Predators (save for the Classic Predator) were Super Preds: the Flusher, the Falconer, and the Berzerker aka Mr. Black.
Nikolai took the Flusher Pred with him, Hanzo faced the Falconer Pred in a (sorta) honorable duel, which earns Hanzo respect points, and Royce faced Mr. Black.
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If he had his choice of who, I'd guess he would have sacrificed the convict. As far as Royce knew, he was the least trained, most unstable and overall most useless of the group. Topher at least was a medical doctor and had scientific know-how, despite being a weeny little *****.
Though he did question why Topher was there to begin with, shows he was turning gears in his head the whole time.
[SPOILER - highlight to read]: yeah, because he was black.