Let’s face it, Riddick is one of the greatest bad-ass anti-heros of all time. But what makes him stand out so much in comparison with his anti-hero peers? Is it his indomitable will? His wrath-of-God-like voice? Or his visceral instincts as a predator?
With the release of the third Riddick movie, we thought it would be fun to list the top 7 reasons why Riddick is so awesome:
7. Survival Instincts
Riddick is extremely mobile and stealthy for someone of his size, has a virtual library of knowledge on how to kill almost any humanoid in a variety of ways, is an extreme survivalist, and is notoriously hard to contain on his worst day. He’s been abandoned on lone planets, imprisoned in the worst prisons (Butcher Bay), and left for dead innumerous times. Yet, the Furyan keeps coming back for more. If anything, he comes back stronger and more savage from any imposed endurance. This is a man who cannot be killed. Bounty hunters, soldiers, even wild alien beasts don’t stand a chance against him and his mad skills with a 6 inch shiv.
When Riddick enters a different environment, he doesn’t just survive there, he thrives. Give him a wasteland and he’ll conquer it. Put him in a cage with a beast and he’ll tame it. Whether he’s in the slums of Butcher Bay or facing down the full Necromonger army, Riddick will use his underhand methods to destroy whatever gets in his way, and rule over what is left.
5. Eye Shine
How could we not include Riddick’s trademark look? Riddick’s freaky eyes “shined” by a back-alley surgical operation in exchange for “20 mentholKOOLs” that allows him to see in the dark with no difficulty at all, but also renders his eyes incredibly sensitive to concentrated light, hence his wearing cool tinted goggles for protection. The other side of the story is that the ability is actually something Riddick inherited and unlocked from his Furyian ancestry, but either way Riddick’s ability to see in the dark is one of his best features. When he comes out of the shadows, despite his cumbersome size, he is instantly the most dangerous stealth assassin. Anyone who looks into his eyes knows they’re looking into the eyes of a predator, and they are done!Tags: chronicles of riddick, richard b. riddick, riddick, vin diesel