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Ripper or The Ripper may refer to:


Arts and entertainment[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

  • 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
  • "Ripper", the villain in the Arnold Schwarzenegger film Last Action Hero
  • 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 (G.I. Joe), a character in the G.I. Joe universe
  • Stefan Salvatore, a character from The Vampire Diaries also known as "Ripper"
  • Raiden, from the Metal Gear franchise, who has the alias of Jack the Ripper during his time as a child soldier in the Liberian civil war



  • 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 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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