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"There is one animal that poses a real challenge."
"Blue."
Claire Dearing and Eli Mills(src)


Blue is a female Velociraptor that appears in Jurassic World and in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Physical Appearance

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 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. This may be caused by the lighting of the room she and Owen Grady are in, but this has yet to be proven.

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.

Story

Creation

Blue was created by InGen for the IBRIS Project sometime before 2015,[1] 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.[2] Out of all the raptors that were to be created following her birth, she was the largest.[3][2] When she was born, Owen Grady imprinted on her, which allowed him to train her.[1] During her youth, she and Echo engaged in a fight for dominance over their pack, of which Blue was the victor.[2][3]

Isla Nublar Incident (2015)

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 twice.[1]

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

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.

A leak revealed that Blue will be at the center of the plot of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, with Owen having to prevent her from being "used for violence".[4][5]

Another leak showed Owen petting what looks like to be a baby Blue. It is later confirmed to be Blue in a promo for the first trailer where Owen narrates him training a playful and curious baby Blue, calling her "remarkable" and "showing interest" in a pack he had brought with him to see her.[6] At the beginning of the movie, it shows Owen Grady watching a training video of him, and her pack as infants on a computer.

During the rescue mission, Blue was reunited with Owen by startling him when she screeches loudly at him from behind, perched on top of the damaged Jurassic Park Ford tour van that Alan Grant rescued Tim Murphy from, in a greeting. As she slowly approaches him, she begins to press her nose to his palm, remembering him, before jerking her head away with a sharp cry as Ken Wheatley and a team of mercenaries attempt to capture Blue via tranquilizing her. Owen warns them to back up, after they refused to wait for his signal to tranquilize her, until Blue attacks one of the nearby soldiers, which results in her getting shot in the hip. She gives a wail of pain before falling over onto her side.

Once Owen is tranquilized by Wheatley after she is shot, Zia Rodriguez rushes to her rescue, telling the mercenaries that she is the only one who can keep Blue alive. She and Blue are subsequently captured, and taken to the East Dock, where Wheatley and the other animal traffickers have captured the other dinosaurs to ship them back to the mainland for Eli Mills and Henry Wu.

Inside the back of a military van, Zia and Blue reunite with Owen, Claire, and Franklin to reveal that Blue is hemorrhaging, and will need a blood transfusion from a carnivore with two or three fingers to keep her alive. Owen and Claire end up bringing back blood from the Tyrannosaurus rex, which subsequently saves her life.

Around the same time, Maisie Lockwood watches a training video with Blue as an infant, showing compassion and empathy for Owen, while he pretends to show signs of weakness in front of her.

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 to create a new batch of Indoraptors, which would subsequently become her children. The plan, however, backfires, as Zia breaks the news to him that Blue's blood is transfused with the Tyrannosaur's, and Franklin stabs him in the neck with a tranquilizer. Two ACU troops attempt to subdue them before Zia releases Blue, who mauls them both, before escaping from the laboratory as it erupts in flames from one of the soldiers' bullets hitting a tank of flammable, toxic, gas.

Blue, after making her way upstairs inside the Lockwood Manor, she attacks the Indoraptor in Maisie's bedroom when she sees him preparing to attack Owen. The two battle for a brief moment before they both fall out of a window, with Blue falling in another direction as the Indoraptor continues to pursue Owen and Maisie.

Blue then ambushes the Indoraptor from behind on the roof, pouncing on him. The added weight causes them to fall through the skylight, and land on a Triceratops skull, which impales, and kills, the Indoraptor. After giving a shriek of victory, Blue jumps off, and runs off.

After the dinosaurs from Nublar are released out into the open by Maisie, Blue is approached by Owen, who tells her that he can take her to a sanctuary she would be safe at. However, Blue ends up running off, pausing briefly to look back at Owen, making gentle noise towards him, before running off into the early morning.

At the ending of the film, it shows Blue overlooking a far-off, suburban, Californian neighborhood, as she calls out.

Personality

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.[2] An example of her temperament was shown when she nearly attacks Leon, who fell into her paddock.[1] 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 still retains her loyalty and trust towards Owen, which is evident when she reunites with him and refuses to attack, during her surgery performed by Zia Rodriguez when he affectionately comforted her, and when she defends him and Maisie from the Indoraptor.

Relationships

Owen Grady

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. It's hinted in the first two Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailers that Blue may have a deeper bond with Owen than their bond shown in the last movie.

Barry

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.

Echo

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.

Delta

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.

Charlie

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.

Tyrannosaurus rex (Isla Nublar)

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.

During the events of Jurassic World: Blue, the Tyrannosaurus saves Blue from a Baryonyx protecting its eggs. However, Blue attacks the Tyrannosaur and almost winds up in a fight until a couple of helicopters arrive and send the two into hiding.

Gallery

Videos

Photos

Jurassic World: The Game

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.

LEGO Jurassic World

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.

LEGO Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Blue will appear in the game, LEGO Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. It is not confirmed if she will be a playable character or not.

LEGO Dimensions

"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 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 four years after the Jurassic World incident. There will be multiple chapters following Blue that have not been released yet.

Jurassic World: Alive

Blue has been confirmed to appear in Jurassic World: Alive as an Epic dinosaur.

Jurassic World (toy line)

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.[7]

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.

LEGO Jurassic World

Blue and her fellow pack mate Delta are included in the LEGO Jurassic World set 75917 Raptor Rampage. Both raptors have removable night vision cameras.

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.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

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

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Concept art of Blue for Jurassic World.

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.[8]

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.[9]

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. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jurassic World
  2. 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. 3.0 3.1 Empire Magazine - Access All Areas: Jurassic World, Archived from https://web.archive.org/web/20150609212747/http://www.empireonline.com/jurassicworld/
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  6. http://uproxx.com/hitfix/jurassic-world-fallen-kingdom-first-footage/
  7. 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/
  8. zbrushcentral.com - Interview: ILM on Jurassic World (February 3, 2016) Retrieved from http://www.zbrushcentral.com/showthread.php?198673-Interview-ILM-on-Jurassic-World
  9. johncoven.net - Jurassic World. Retrieved from http://www.johncoven.net/jurassic-world-1