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Ripper may refer to:


  • Jack the Ripper, a pseudonym given to an unidentified serial killer (or killers) active in the largely impoverished Whitechapel area and adjacent districts of London in the latter half of 1888
  • The Yorkshire Ripper, the serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, who killed thirteen women in Yorkshire during the 1970s
  • The Rostov Ripper, the serial killer Andrei Chikatilo
  • Brandon Vedas, a man who died of a drug overdose on IRC
  • Tim "Ripper" Owens, a heavy metal singer
  • "Joel the Ripper", a nickname given to serial killer Joel Rifkin
  • 'The Ripper' Paul Burchill, a professional wrestler based on Jack the Ripper
  • Kirk "The Ripper" Hammett, Kirk Hammett is lead guitarist in the heavy metal band Metallica
  • Ripper Jayanandan is a serial killer from Trichur, Kerala who is currently at large after being sentenced to death

In fiction[edit]

  • Ripper (video game), a computer game released in 1996 by Take-Two Interactive
  • Ripper (Harry Potter), the name of Aunt Marge's bulldog in the Harry Potter series of novels
  • Ripper, the fourth novel in Michael Slade's long-running Special X series
  • Ripper (film), a 2001 horror film, starring A. J. Cook and Bruce Payne
  • Ripper (television), a proposed spin-off series or made-for-TV movie from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Rupert Giles, a character from Buffy the Vampire Slayer who was also known as "Ripper"
  • Rippers, a type of creature in the Metroid video game franchise
  • A race of mutant kangaroo–human hybrids in the graphic novel and film Tank Girl
  • 'Ripper', the villain played by Tom Noonan in the Arnold Schwarzenegger film Last Action Hero
  • The RC-DS Remote Control Disc, or "Ripper", a weaponized power tool in the video game Dead Space' (video game)
  • Ripper (G.I. Joe), a character in the G.I. Joe universe
  • Ripper, a type of miniature chainsaw weapon in the game Fallout 3
  • Ripper, a weapon in Unreal Tournament that launches circular razorblades
  • General Jack D. Ripper, a character in the movie Dr. Strangelove, played by Sterling Hayden
  • Raiden, a character from the Metal Gear franchise, has the alias of Jack the Ripper during his time as a child soldier in the Liberian civil war.
  • Stefan Salvatore, a character from The Vampire Diaries who was also known as "Ripper"


  • 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
  • John the Ripper, a password cracking tool
  • A slater's tool with a blade and a hook, used for removing broken slate
  • A moveable hard steel hook on the back of a bulldozer used to break up hard soil or pavement


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