You know the thing about sharks, he's got...lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eye. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be living. Until he bites ya and those black eyes roll over white. And then, ah then you hear that terrible high pitch screaming and the ocean turns red and spite of all the pounding and the hollering they all come in and rip you to pieces. You know by the end of that first dawn, lost a hundred men! I don't know how many sharks, maybe a thousand! I don't know how many men, they averaged 6 an hour.
~ Quint about The Shark.

Predators are carnivorous creatures, whether animals, monsters, or aliens, who hunt and kill prey for food. Examples of predators are bears, hyenas, big cats, birds of prey, dogs, wolves, foxes, sharks, snakes, alligators, crocodiles, and dinosaurs.

Typically, predators in real life and fiction act out of instinct and a need to eat rather than genuine maliciousness; thus, they are almost always considered Amoral or Feral.

However, this category should never be mistaken with human predators, who are either Cannibals (if they also hunt others for food, but within their own species) or suffer from pedophilia (if they are predators of the sexual nature). This category is purely for creatures who have to eat other creatures in order to live, such as animalistic predators.

Since these villains kill to survive, they are rarely Pure Evil, but it is possible for them to be Pure Evil if they are cruel to their victims and they enjoy torturing them, be it physically, mentally, or emotionally, before eating them (e.g. Beldam, Dag, Ichy, and Pennywise). Even though Dag definitely needs food, considering how skinny he is, he acts like a serial killer and likes psychologically abusing his prey. There are also characters such as Scar who are literally animals that need to eat other animals to survive, yet the fact that they are predators does not contribute to what makes them heinous enough to be considered Pure Evil.

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