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- "There is one animal in particular that poses a real challenge for us.
- —Claire Dearing and Eli Mills(src)
In the film canon, Blue has bluish-gray skin with a white stripe with metallic blue in the middle going horizontally from her eye orbit, with one side has blue around the eye, while the other side’s stripe stop so at the head, down to the tip of her tail which the LEGO website states comes from the DNA of the Black-Throated African Monitor Lizard used in her creation. These dorsal patterns bear an uncanny similarity to the ones seen on the male raptors featured in Jurassic Park III. As an infant, Blue has a lighter color of metallic blue in the center of her stripe, with a few dark gray spots on her bottom lip, and is more of a warm gray color. She also wore a blue bracelet.
In Blue's LEGO depictions, she is sand green and dark green with her striping being a muted yellow instead of white. In LEGO Dimensions, Blue lacks her stripe. In Blue's LEGO Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom depictions, she is sea green and tan with her striping being white and a much darker blue color.
Hasbro's Jurassic World toy line is the only exception with most toys of Blue ironically having the color scheme dark green with a black horizontal stripe with no blue whatsoever.
Mattel's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom toy line is the only toy line that is accurate to Blue's movie appearance. She is a stone gray color with a metallic blue stripe like in the movie. In some toys of her, she lacks her white striping or has a much brighter blue coloration, or contains a muted yellow underbelly.
Blue was created by InGen for the IBRIS Project sometime before 2015, and was the first Velociraptor to be created for the latest pack. She was created with the DNA of the Black-throated monitor lizard, which allowed her scales to reflect an iridescent blue color, giving her the distinctive pattern that she was named after. Out of all the raptors that were to be created following her birth, she was the largest. When she was born, Owen Grady imprinted on her, which allowed him to train her. During her youth, she and Echo engaged in a fight for dominance over their pack, of which Blue was the victor.
Just before the incident occurred, Blue, Echo, Delta, and Charlie attempted to strike Leon, a newly hired Jurassic World employee who had fallen into her pack's paddock, while trying to capture a pig that had escaped its holding pen. However, they were thwarted by their trainer in time to save Leon's life.
Blue and her pack later assisted their trainer during the rampage of the genetic hybrid Indominus rex when Vic Hoskins, Jurassic World's head of security, forced Owen to use them to hunt it. Unfortunately, during the hunt, she and her pack mates began to communicate with the hybrid due to its raptor DNA. After the Indominus took Owen's place as the alpha, Blue and her pack mates turned against the humans. Her pack attacked many of the humans that had followed them, including Barry, who took refuge in a hollow log just before Blue lunged at him and began to viciously attack him through it. Conflicted about whether he should shoot her or not, Barry yelled her name, causing her to stop and look inside. At this point, Owen intervened and whistled to get Blue's attention, stopping her from possibly resuming her attack on Barry. She ended up chasing after Owen, who drove off on his motorcycle, to try and attack him.
Blue and the rest of her pack later caught up with Owen, Claire Dearing, and the Mitchell brothers, Zach and Gray, on Main Street. Shortly after being cornered, Owen regained Blue's, and the other raptors', respect and his role as pack leader. The Indominus rex arrived, and ordered the raptors to attack the humans. Blue, however, retaliated and rebelled against the Indominus, and the hybrid responded by swatting Blue into a wall of the Starbucks coffee shop, seemingly killing her. Delta and Echo then attacked the Indominus out of vengeance. Unfortunately, they were soon overpowered by the hybrid and killed. Shortly after their deaths, Jurassic World's resident Tyrannosaurus rex joined the fight.
Later, Blue regained consciousness and rejoined the fight, lunging at the hybrid and allowing the T. rex to get back on her feet after she was pushed to the ground by the Indominus rex when it was preparing the killing blow for her. Blue continued to assist the T. rex in her fight against the hybrid. At one point, Blue rode on the T. rex back while she smashed the I. rex into one of Main Street's buildings. Eventually, the Mosasaurus dragged the Indominus into the bottom of the lagoon when the hybrid was tossed to the edge of it. After the fight, T. rex decides to spare Blue, as gratitude for saving her life, despite her unpleasant encounter with raptors in the past. Blue then turned towards Owen, chirping at him momentarily before disappearing into the night, calling out for her pack mates.
- "Blue is potentially the second most intelligent piece of life on this planet."
- —Eli Mills(src)
It is revealed that Blue is still alive, but she and many other creatures will now face an impending danger, in the form of an erupting volcano. She is also revealed to be the last of her species by Eli Mills.
During the rescue mission, Blue reunites with Owen at her nesting ground, which is next to the damaged Explorer 04. Owen attempt to rekindle his bond with her, as it is evident that Blue is wary and defensive at first, before she begins to recognize him and attempts to touch his palm with her nose before Ken Wheatley and his team of mercenaries attempt to capture the dinosaur via tranquilizing her. Blue, infuriated by this, ends up attacking the nearest mercenary, only to have him fire his sidearm at her before he dies, mortally wounding Blue, and incapacitating her. After Blue is subdued, she's loaded into a cage, and taken to the East Dock where all the dinosaurs are being taken to be transported off of the island and to the mainland to be sold at the Lockwood Manor.
Inside the ship, it is revealed that Zia Rodriguez, after explaining to Wheatley that she is the only one that can keep Blue alive after she is wounded, is desperately trying to slow the bleeding of Blue's wound until they reach the mainland so she can treat her injuries with the proper equipment. Owen, Claire and Franklin reunite with them and witness the horrible condition Blue is in, as she is hemorrhaging, and in immense pain. Owen attempts to comfort Blue, as Zia explains she is unable to remove the bullet without a transfusion from another of the carnivorous dinosaurs on board with two or three fingers. Zia and Franklin end up staying behind with Blue,as Owen and Claire venture out to use blood from the sleeping T. rex to use for Blue's transfusion.
Once they return, Zia gives the blood to Blue, via an IV, while Claire puts pressure on her wound. Zia uses a surgical knife to create an incision in her leg in order to reach the bullet with a pair of tweezers. She successfully removes the bullet,and ends up saving her life.
When the captive dinosaurs are brought to the mainland, Blue is taken to Wu's lab, and is locked inside a cage, as she is not to be auctioned off like the other dinosaurs. Zia is also taken to Wu's lab, and is handcuffed to the bars after refusing to cooperate after she told Wheatley to "take his own damn [blood samples]" when he asked for samples of Blue's blood when the boat arrived at the dock.
After the Indoraptor's escape, Henry Wu has Franklin, who is disguised as a geneticist, to get equipment for him to take blood samples from Blue, who is angrily pacing in her cage, which would help him create a new line of Indoraptors who would inherit her traits, and recognize her as leader. As Wu gets increasingly frustrated with Zia for not helping, she breaks the news to him that Blue's pure genome had been contaminated with the DNA from the T. rex from the blood transfusion, which further infuriates him. Before he can do anything about it, Franklin ends up subduing him by stabbing him in the neck with a tranquilizer, which was actually meant for Blue in order to prevent her from attacking while her blood was drawn. As Zia is uncuffed by Franklin, she attempts to escape and find Owen and Claire. Unfortunately, her plan backfires when two guards rush into the room to prevent them from escaping. Zia, with no other option, ends up freeing Blue, who then attacks the guards, providing enough time for the two DPG members to escape. When a tank of flammable gas is struck by a stray bullet, Blue bolts out of the lab, just as it explodes behind her, causing a tank of hydrogen cyanide to leak gas into the entire downstairs.
Blue ends up reaching the upper levels of the manor, and confronts the Indoraptor, just as he prepares to attack Owen in Maisie Lockwood's bedroom. She and the hybrid are locked into a brutal battle, with Blue being thrown around by the stronger dinosaur, as her teeth and claws barely phase the bloodthirsty dinosaur from surrendering.
The Indoraptor shoves Blue out the window, and after falling down on the roof, continues to pursue Owen and Maisie until he corners them atop a skylight. After barely surviving a fall through the broken glass of the sklylight, the Indoraptor is ambushed from behind by Blue, who had survived her own fall out the window, except in a different direction. When she pounces on him, both dinosaurs fall through the skylight, with the Indoraptor being impaled by the sharp horns of the Agujaceratops skull in the center of Benjamin Lockwood's fossil room, and Blue surviving the fall. She stands atop the hybrid's body, giving a loud cry of victory, before jumping off and running outside the manor.
After Maisie releases the dinosaurs from the hydrogen cyanide leak within the manor's basement, Blue approaches Owen, visibly injured from the fight between her and the Indoraptor. He strokes her muzzle, and tells her he can take her to a sanctuary where no one would find her, and where she would be protected. Blue, however, makes gentle clicking noises before running towards freedom, pausing only once to look back at her trainer, preferring to be free like the other dinosaurs, opposed to being locked in a cage again.
At the end of the movie, Blue is seen over-looking a suburban California neighborhood, while calling out four times into the early morning, signifying that dinosaurs and humans must now co-exist with each other.
Blue is more intelligent and cunning than the other raptors made for Jurassic World. These traits most likely helped her become the leader of the pack. Despite these attributes, Blue has a tendency to be aggressive and usually attacks without thinking. An example of her temperament was shown when she nearly attacks Leon, who fell into her paddock. These traits were reminiscent of a previous alpha raptor, the Big One. Unlike the Big One, however, Blue was capable of showing affection and loyalty. When Charlie was killed by an InGen soldier, Blue viciously attacked all humans she could find in retaliation, and when Owen removed her headset, she made affectionate noises towards him and defended him from the Indominus rex, even though the fight nearly killed her. It's evident in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom that Blue has a strong dislike for mercenaries, as she attacks three of them when they try to contain her. She is also able to express emotion, such as pain and empathy, which most of the other dinosaurs are unable to do in the Jurassic franchise.
Not much is known about Blue's relationship with Owen, other than the fact that he is one of her trainers. Blue has a lot of respect for Owen so much she would not attack him, even after the I. rex briefly turned her against her human companions. In Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Blue, even as an infant, recognizes Owen's position as leader, and greatly looks up to him, and protects him from the Indoraptor, as she is present when he attempts to attack and kill him.
Not much is known about Blue's relationship with Barry, other than the fact that he is one of her trainers. Like with Owen, she has respect for Barry, as he is seen comforting Blue. However, after I. rex briefly turned her and her sisters against their human companions, Blue attacked Barry. However, after Barry shouted her name from inside the hollow log he was hiding in, she seized her attack and peeked inside the log after recognizing his voice.
Although they are not seen interacting much in the film, it is assumed that Blue and Echo cooperated with each other. In their youth, however, Blue and Echo fought for dominance over the pack. Blue was victorious, and Echo earned a scar across her face and an offset jaw. Nonetheless, Echo respected Blue and tried to avenge her after the Indominus rex seemingly killed her. Unfortunately, she was killed in the fight. Blue avenges Echo's death by joining in the battle with Jurassic World's Tyrannosaurus, by forcing I. rex towards the Jurassic World Lagoon, where the Mosasaurus lives.
It can be assumed that Delta was Blue's second-in-command, as she and Delta can be seen communicating and working together many times throughout the film, such as Leon fell into the Raptor paddock and Blue and Delta were the first to corner him. When the I. rex seemingly killed Blue, Delta tried to avenge Blue but sadly, was killed in the quarrel. Blue avenges Delta's death by joining in the battle with Jurassic World's Tyrannosaurus, and forcing the I. rex toward the Jurassic World Lagoon, where the Mosasaurus dragged the monster to its death.
Because Blue is the oldest, while Charlie was the youngest in the pack, the latter looked to Blue for guidance and commands during hunts. Charlie had such a high respect towards her sister that she gave up her meals to feed Blue. When Charlie was killed by an InGen soldier, Blue viciously attacked all humans she could find in retaliation.
It can be assumed that the T. rex and Blue had never met prior to the film, however, the two united against their common foe, the Indominus rex during the final battle on Isla Nublar. Blue saved the T. rex life and fought by her side during the battle. At one point, she briefly allowed Blue to ride on her back. After they kill the I. rex with help from the park's Mosasaurus, the T. rex spares Blue's life despite a previous unpleasant encounter she had with Velociraptors during the first movie, presumably due to Blue saving her life and nodded in appreciation for Blue's help.
Originally, Blue appears in Jurassic World: The Game in the mission "Rebel Rebel", but is only heard and does not make a physical appearance. But in an update, the Raptor Paddock, along with Blue, Charlie, Delta, and Echo, were added to the game for battle boosters that can help the player in certain battles. Blue is for defense, and the player gets either blocks or extra health boosters from her.
Blue will appear in LEGO Jurassic World as a playable dinosaur.
In the Main Menu, Blue can be seen driving Owen's motorcycle.
Blue first becomes playable in the level "Welcome to Jurassic World". Unlike the other raptors, she and Charlie are the only two raptors that are playable during the training course. After the course is finished, Leon, who is impatient with their hunting of the pig, accidentally falls into the enclosure of the raptors and becomes cornered by them. Owen and Barry soon intervene and both the pig and Leon escape.
In the level "Under Attack" she and her participate in the hunt for Indominus rex, but the hybrid becomes their alpha when they find her and the raptors turn on the humans. Blue is the final raptor the player(s) encounter and is found cornering the last remaining ACU trooper, which allowed the Indominus to tug at him. With the combined efforts of Barry and Owen, she is pushed out of the area by a HumVee charged by Barry's rifle. She and her pack later attacks the Medical Vehicle being used by Claire but are stopped by Gray, Zach, and Barry.
In the final Jurassic World level "Main Street Showdown". When Zach goes down the dark hallway to turn on the Jimmy Fallon hologram to distract Charlie, Blue pounces on Zach, though he fights her off. She, Charlie, and Echo then become distracted by a hologram of a turkey in the Innovation Center also set up by the humans so they could escape the raptors. But after they go outside the Velociraptors corner follow as well and surround them. While surrounded, Owen manages to rekindle his bound with Blue and her pack just before the Indominus rex arrives in Main Street. During the fight, Blue stays back to assist the humans rather than fight the I. rex head on. After the battle, she and her sisters decide to follow the Tyrannosaurus rex that participated in the fight as their alpha.
- "Okay. Let's make a deal. You don't eat me, and I won't get stuck in your throat when you inevitably do."
- —Owen Grady upon mounting Blue(src)
Blue will be playable in the upcoming game LEGO Dimensions. Blue is not called by her name in the game, only simply being referred to as "Velociraptor". She can only be acquired by purchasing the team pack for Jurassic World, which was released the same day as the game.
Unlike most depictions, she can be ridden by humanoid characters. There is a total of three ways to build Blue's figure with each representing a different form in-game. The first is the basic raptor configuration, the second is called "Venom Raptor" which gives her a Dilophosaurus frill and venom, and finally the "Spike Attack Raptor" that gives her a Parasaurolophus like crest and the ability to charge like a Pachycephalosaurus.
Jurassic World Facts
Blue appears as an unlockable dinosaur in the newest Jurassic World app that ties to the Mattel toy line. She looks near identical to her movie appearance, but lacks her distinct white striping. In Jurassic World Facts, there is three forms of Blue to be unlocked by scanning the QR code on the bottom of her figures' feet. The player, like with every dinosaur in the game, can light a flare to see her face when she's locked.
Jurassic World: Blue VR Experience
Jurassic World: Blue (episode 1) is a VR experience created by Universal Pictures and Felix & Paul Studios. The VR was released on May 1st, and follows the life of Blue as she struggles to survive three years after the Jurassic World incident. There is a second episode, Jurassic World: Blue (episode 2), which was released the week Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was released in theaters.
Dave and Buster's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom VR Expedition
Blue is present in Dave and Buster's exclusive Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom-themed VR experience titled Jurassic World VR Expedition, along with the multiple other dinosaurs that appear in the fifth installment of the franchise.
Blue has been confirmed to appear in Jurassic World: Alive as an Epic dinosaur.
Blue appears in the upcoming toy line Jurassic World. Twisting her tail causes her to swipe while pressing her wound causes her to emit a roar. The toy will retail for fourteen dollars, unlike the toys of her pack mates which retail for nine.
Another figure of Blue in the "Bashers and Biters" assortment has a net shooter mounted on its right side that can be fired. It can also bite by pressing down on its tail. In a catalog released before Toy Fair 2015, the figure is shown to have grayish skin instead of dark green. It is unknown if this variant will be released.
The "Chomping Velociraptor Head" hand puppet is based on Blue.
Blue will appear in Lego Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in two sets; the 75928 Blue's Helicopter Pursuit set, and the 75930 Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate set.
A new standalone figure of Blue will be released as part of the toyline for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. A second figure will be released in a story pack alongside her trainer, Owen Grady. The later set is in conjunction with another set featuring Claire Dearing and a Gyrosphere. Blue will also be a part of the Dino Damage and Attack Pack series as a standalone figure.
Behind the scenes
When looking for a reference to create CGI models of Jurassic World's Velociraptors, Geoff Campbell of Industrial Light and Magic who was Digitial Creature Model Supervisor for the film, used a maquette of a raptor located between two of ILM's buildings in San Francisco and it was used as the starting point of the creation of Blue.
In the storyboards of the Main Street battle, Blue did not intervene when the Indominus had pinned down the T. rex. Instead, Blue (or an early version of her) and another raptor were to simply stand and watch with the remaining humans as the Indominus prepared to give the fallen T. rex the killing blow near the Lagoon before the Mosasaur of said Lagoon killed the Indominus in a similar fashion seen in the final film.
It was initially believed that it was Blue who participated in chasing MVU-12 due to the similarities between Echo and Blue, though this can be proven to be Echo due to the fact that the raptor who attacks the driver's side of the medical vehicle has dark brown skin instead of grey and the blue in her color scheme being not as bright, lacking white, and fully circling the eye orbit. But most notably is that the raptor that attacked the Claire on the road loses her camera afterward, whereas Blue still possessed her camera when she encounters the protagonists in Main Street.
In Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Blue will make her first appearance as a full body animatronic dinosaur during her surgery scene. She, as well as the T. rex, the Indoraptor , and several other dinosaurs, will have animatronic heads during human interaction scenes. Blue will also be featured as a puppet in the scene showing her infant sent interacting with Owen, which was released in a photo on a Twitter post.
In one of Owen's video logs detailing the Jurassic World raptors, he stated that Blue is the sole survivor of a group of Velociraptors from a different egg clutch and exhibiting different personality compared to that of her pack mates. This is influenced from the original novel the first film is based on, in the part where Dr. Wu is constantly revising different versions of the park's dinosaurs. In that novel, Wu had already made three different genetic versions of the park's raptors, and he plans on making another variant later on.
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jurassic World
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 LEGO Jurassic World - Blue Profile (April 30, 2015) Retrieved from http://www.lego.com/en-us/jurassicworld/characters/blue-9aac091a8d364c3a82c1cf97b75e6484
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Empire Magazine - Access All Areas: Jurassic World, Archived from https://web.archive.org/web/20150609212747/http://www.empireonline.com/jurassicworld/
- ↑ Business Insider - Here's what the dinosaurs in 'Jurassic World' will look like (2015, February 17) Retrieved from http://www.businessinsider.com/jurassic-world-dinosaurs-2015-2/
- ↑ zbrushcentral.com - Interview: ILM on Jurassic World (February 3, 2016) Retrieved from http://www.zbrushcentral.com/showthread.php?198673-Interview-ILM-on-Jurassic-World
- ↑ johncoven.net - Jurassic World. Retrieved from http://www.johncoven.net/jurassic-world-1