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"Goddamn it, we came so close!"
Garber (from Predator 2)

Adam Garber[3] was a CIA agent[4] and member of the OWLF team operating in Los Angeles in 1997, led by Peter Keyes. Garber was Keyes' second-in-command and oversaw the actual operation to capture the City Hunter in an L.A. slaughterhouse from the team's command trailer.

Garber was one of only a few OWLF operatives who survived the disastrous Los Angeles mission. He was later killed during an encounter with another Yautja in 2022.

Biography[]

Initial Interactions with Dutch Schaefer[]

Garber and Keyes were assigned to interview Schaefer at the hospital where he was making his recovery.[5]

Arriving in Los Angeles[]

When another Predator was detected to have landed somewhere in Los Angeles, Keyes, Garber, and their team posed as DEA Agents claiming they were here to put an end to King Willie's reign of voodoo across Los Angeles.

Searching for the Predator[]

After the City Hunter had killed and skinned six of King Willie's men in Ramon Vega's apartment, Garber, Keyes, and their team arrived at the scene and demanded Harrigan and his squad to clear out. When Harrigan demanded to know who Keyes was, he told him he is the last person he would want to miss with. Later, they stop the ambulance carrying Vega's mistress and took her onboard their helicopter and then question her about what she saw. When Harrigan insulted and threaten Keyes, Garber wanted to take care of him, but Keyes told him not to as they to continue with their mission. Garber and his men started putting cameras and other equipment all over the city in order to track the City Hunter.

Explaining the situation[]

When Detective Lieutenant Mike Harrigan was captured by the OWLF, Garber helped to explain exactly what they were dealing with, in particular discussing the City Hunter's Cloak and how it rendered the Predator largely invisible to human sight and electronic scanning.

Taking command[]

When Keyes elected to personally lead the team to capture the City Hunter, Garber assumed overall command of the operation, running the mission from the OWLF's command trailer outside the slaughterhouse where the trap had been set. However, when the Predator attacked the capture team, Garber rapidly lost control, unable to issue commands or assist in any way. Harrigan subsequently escaped custody and attempted to help Keyes and his men, although ultimately he failed to save any of them.

Aftermath[]

Garber later tracked Harrigan down after he had killed the City Hunter and the rest of the Los Angeles hunting party had left the city aboard their Mother Ship. He furiously confronted the detective over the fact he had killed the very creature they were attempting to capture, although before he could act further, Garber and the rest of the surviving OWLF personnel were forced to flee in the face of arriving police backup.

Death[]

By 2022, Garber became a merchant seller for a weapons manufacturer called Legends, Inc.. He was known to operate in Rio De Janeiro during a weapons convention on that same year. During that convention, he once again encountered Harrigan, where they encountered yet another Yautja. Garber was killed during the encounter by the Yautja's Plasmacaster when he was hit first in the legs and then in the head. Harrigan would survive, with the Yautja, who had been wanted by its species, being restrained by four other Yautja and taken away.[2]

Personality and Traits[]

"Who the hell are you, Keyes?"
"The last person in the world you wanna fuck with."
Harrigan and Garber (from Predator 2)

Garber was a typical lackey, fiercely loyal to his master but somewhat lacking in ideas or initiative of his own. He was typically seen at Keyes' side, enforcing his superior's will and assisting him in any way he could. He was always quick to back up his superior, but when placed in a position of command during the operation to capture the City Hunter he proved unable to maintain control when things started to go wrong, a factor that no doubt played a part in the loss of Keyes and the rest of the capture team.

Equipment[]

Garber armed himself with a Mossberg 500 Bullpup shotgun when confronting Harrigan after the Los Angeles hunting party left the city.

Trivia[]

  • Garber actor Adam Baldwin went on to achieve fame as the rough future mercenary Jayne Cobb on the popular science fiction series Firefly and its spin-off film Serenity. Firefly was created by Joss Whedon, who was the original screenwriter on Alien Resurrection.
  • Garber's full name was not revealed until the release of the novel Predator: Stalking Shadows. He seemingly shares his first name with the actor who portrayed him in Predator 2, a trait he shares with several characters in the Alien franchise.
  • Baldwin was originally supposed to reprise his role as Garber in Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem. However, when he was unable to commit, the part was rewritten as Colonel Stevens.[6]

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