'Loner' is a Velociraptor - revived and artificially hyper-evolved using incredibly advanced human technology. In his hyper-evolved state, he is referred to as a 'Z-Raptor' - the 'Z' meaning Zenith - or more notably as a Vel.
Similar to Zed, Loner has enhanced senses, enhanced intelligence, enhanced durability, the ability to heal quickly from injuries thanks to having nanites in his bloodstream, is able to use human technology and is able to talk - although much better than Zed could.
Unlike Zed, Loner can't fly and doesn't have the chameleonic camoflauge ability. He is, however, very fast and agile and perfectly capable of carrying two humans on his back. His body is also adapted so that he can drink seawater without any negative side-effect.
Loner appears on a pacific island alongside other Z.Raptors, where the terrorist organisation known as 'Geneflow Solutions' is performing some sinister experiments.
(To be added)
- The Hunting Trilogy: Z.Raptor - Book
- The Hunting Trilogy: Z.Apocalypse (Mentioned Only) - Book