Akinotilar However, the movie was more realistic. Apr 12, stormhawk rated it liked it Shelves: She sees him thinking through a hard situation and she assumes that under his dark glasses that his eyes are concerned for the welfare of the other escapees. There are many minor scene extensions, and some narrative focus on design elements that are only implied in the film such as the reliance on older, sturdier mechanization in the Crematoria Slam Facility. Foster did not let me down with the sultry blade that is Dame Vaako. Riddick is on some small frozen ice ball world, away from everyone, but riddock bounty hunters find him and with such a large price on his head for capture, they figure that it worthwhile to go get him.

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Riddick Vin Diesel , more commonly known as Riddick, is the protagonist of the series. He is shown to be a highly skilled predator, extremely mobile and stealthy, has a vast knowledge of how to kill almost any humanoid in a variety of ways, is an extreme survivalist, and is notoriously hard to contain.

He is also self-admittedly a dangerous convict and murderer, yet despite this, he is sometimes shown to perform moral or even atypically heroic actions, usually against his own better judgment and survivalist nature.

Riddick is a Furyan, a member of a warrior race obliterated by a military campaign that left Furya desolate, and is one of the last of his kind. One of his most defining features are his eyes, a characteristic inherent in a certain caste of his species The Alpha-Furyans , although he implies in Pitch Black that they were "shined" by a back-alley surgical operation. This allows him to see in the dark with no difficulty at all, but also renders his eyes incredibly sensitive to concentrated light, therefore he wears tinted welding goggles for protection.

Riddick was once a mercenary, then part of a security force, [19] and later on a soldier. He is also an experienced pilot. A relationship develops between Fry and Johns, until she finds out who he really is. Riddick leaves them there and takes the power cells to the dropship. Inside the cave, they discover bio-luminescent worms, which they stuff in bottles to use as light.

Fry leaves the cave and finds Riddick powering up the ship, ready to leave without them. She pleads with him to help her rescue the others, but instead he just offers to take her with him.

Eventually, Riddick has a change of heart, and they return for Imam and Jack and take them to the ship, but Riddick is separated from the group and wounded by the predators. Fry goes back to help Riddick but is killed after finding him. William J. Johns Cole Hauser is a war veteran and mercenary who was trusted to track down Riddick after he escaped from Slam City and the primary human antagonist of Pitch Black.

He captured Riddick and brought him to Butcher Bay, but upon discovering that he could not get as much of a reward as he wanted, helped Riddick escape. He eventually catches Riddick on the planet Aquila Major featured in the opening scene of Chronicles of Riddick by killing two children and threatening to kill two more unless Riddick surrenders.

After the crash, Johns convinces the survivors to help him hunt down Riddick. After their discovery, Johns makes a deal with Riddick, so they could work together to survive. Riddick ultimately betrays Johns when Johns decides to use Jack as bait for the bio-raptors, resulting in Johns and Riddick fighting. Johns is defeated and left to the bio-raptors, one of which attacks Johns and rips him apart. He was traveling with three young boys and despite everything he went through, including the deaths of the boys, he never lost his faith and believed there was goodness in Riddick.

Imam was one of the three survivors of the first movie along with Jack and Riddick. Jack B. In Pitch Black she went by the name Jack after the crash of the Hunter-Gratzner and pretended to be a boy so that everyone would take her seriously. Jack befriended Riddick and was enamoured by him. Wanting to find Riddick, she joined a mercenary crew, got caught and got sent to one of the worst prisons in existence: Crematoria. However, once the chance to kill Zhylaw presents itself, Riddick beats Vaako to the punch and becomes Lord Marshal.

But when Riddick eventually renounces the title and gives it to him in exchange to for an escort to take him to Furya, unbeknownst to Vaako, instead of Furya, his lieutenant takes Riddick to the planet where Riddick takes place and tries to assassinate him as the lieutenant disagrees with what he perceives to be a weakness on the part of Vaako.

Toombs was last seen locked inside the Crematoria kennels surrounded by vicious guard dog-creatures. His current status is unknown, but it can be assumed that he was never rescued and is most likely dead. In retaliation, Zhylaw attacked Furya in an attempt to massacre all male children, going so far as to personally strangle newborn infants with their own umbilical cords. He strangled Riddick with his umbilical cord and believed him dead but Riddick actually survived. At some point, he traveled to the Underverse and afterwards returned not completely human.

He is referred to by the Necromongers as the "Holy Half-Dead" and possesses powers such as incredible strength, the ability to pull souls from bodies and to separate his soul partially from his body and then pull his body where his soul is, resulting in a kind of super-speed that makes him hard to hit.

Purifier Linus Roache was a member of the Necromonger fleet. It is revealed that he, too, was Furyan like Riddick, before being converted. When Riddick falls unconscious after fighting the Necromonger soldiers chasing him, the Purifier pulls him into the safety of the hangar and tells Riddick, "We all began as something else". Regretting what he has done under a faith he did not believe in, the Purifier tells Riddick that the Furyan in him hopes that Riddick goes after the Lord Marshal, before committing suicide by walking into the sunlight of Crematoria.

After Riddick retrieved his radio from the sewers, he heals Riddick, and is credited with giving him his "eyeshine" that he uses throughout the franchise to see in the dark, but may not be the actual source, as the prior information comes from the videogame The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay , which may or may not be canon.


The Chronicles of Riddick

Beschreibung bei Amazon Alan Dean Foster is an American author of fantasy and science fiction novels , who has to his credit a long list of hit novels. He was born in New York City but was raised mainly in California. He received hi B. He currently lives in Arizona with his wife JoAnn Oxley and loves to travel, explore new places and meet new people. This can be seen in his books where you are most likely to meet new creatures or end up trudging the terrain of a new planet.


Alan Dean Foster

In fact, in searching my library for more novelizations by him, this one popped up. Pitch Black and subsequently The Chronicles of Riddick are favourite films in my household and I am quite fond of the character of Riddick. I suspect Vin Diesel, the actor who plays him, is quite fond of Riddick too, and it shows with Chronicles. Anyway, after surviving the monster infested planet in Pitch Black, Riddick has sequestered himself away from humanity, but is dragged back in thanks to the arrival of the Necromongers, a powerful race of beings bent on purifying the galaxy and preparing everyone for the great beyond.


Book Review: The Chronicles of Riddick by Alan Dean Foster

Book description Edit No matter how long or how hard they strive, no matter how extensive their education as a species, no matter what they experience of the small heavens and larger hells they create for themselves, it seems that humans are destined to see their technological accomplishments always exceed their ability to understand themselves. Differences from the film There are many minor scene extensions, and some narrative focus on design elements that are only implied in the film such as the reliance on older, sturdier mechanization in the Crematoria Slam Facility. Extended scene on ice planet U. Native fauna in described. Before Imam Abu al-Walid walks home, he is present at a congressional meeting where representatives debate whether or not to close defenses based on rumors of an invasion fleet roaming the system. When the Helion police search his home, Riddick does not taunt them by putting out the candles but simply kills them in the already-dark room. During the Necromonger invasion, Abu al-Walid and his family are stated to be fleeing towards an evacuation point for VIPs.

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