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Ripper or The Ripper may refer to:


  • Ripper (surname)
  • Paul Burchill, ring name "The Ripper", a professional wrestler based on Jack the Ripper
  • Kirk Hammett, nicknamed "The Ripper", the lead guitarist in the heavy metal band Metallica
  • Jack the Ripper, a pseudonym for an unidentified serial killer (or killers) active in London in the latter half of 1888
  • Ripper Jayanandan (born 1968), Indian serial killer
  • Tim "Ripper" Owens, a heavy metal singer
  • Psicosis II, a Mexican Luchador enmascarado who was renamed Psyco Ripper and then Ripper
  • Terry "The Ripper" Rivera, a professional wrestler from All-Star Wrestling
  • Danny Rolling, serial killer known as the "Gainesville Ripper"
  • Peter Sutcliffe, known as the Yorkshire Ripper, a serial killer active in Yorkshire from 1975–1980
  • Brandon Vedas, nicknamed "Ripper", a man who died of a drug overdose on IRC

Arts and entertainment[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Ripper (G.I. Joe), in the G.I. Joe universe
  • "Ripper", the villain in the Arnold Schwarzenegger film Last Action Hero
  • Rupert Giles, a major character from the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer also known as "Ripper"
  • General Jack D. Ripper, in the movie Dr. Strangelove, played by Sterling Hayden
  • Rippers, horizontally flying bug-like creatures belonging to the Metroid series
  • Rippers, a race of mutant kangaroo–human hybrids in the graphic novel and film Tank Girl
  • Stefan Salvatore, from The Vampire Diaries also known as "Ripper"

Film and television[edit]





  • Ripper, slater's tool with a blade and a hook, used for removing broken slate
  • Ripper, a moveable hard steel hook on the back of a bulldozer used to break up hard soil or pavement
  • CD ripper, a piece of software that reads compact discs and extracts audio data and stores it in an audio format computer file
  • DVD ripper, a computer application that copies the contents of a DVD to a hard disk
  • A type of small cordless chainsaw, used by the Enclave and Brotherhood of Steel in the Fallout series.


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