History Characters / Aliens

9th Jan '17 10:27:48 AM DaBradGuy
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** In the novelization, after Newt imitates his "Aye-firmative," Hudson [[NotSoAboveItAll can't help]] [[ActuallyPrettyFunny grinning at her,]] then he quickly [[HiddenHeartOfGold hides his smile before the other Marines see it.]]
8th Jan '17 10:21:54 AM lexii
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* BloodKnight: ''"I only need to know one thing: where they are."''

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* BloodKnight: ''"I only need to know Vasquez kills scores of aliens, never shows any fear and enjoys combat. She's also one thing: where they are."''of the very few characters in the series to ''physically'' attack an alien, as seen when she slams a xenomorph's head into the wall of the air-duct with the heel of her boot and blasts the shit out of it with her hand-gun.
25th Dec '16 6:08:21 PM DeepRecon
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* DoesntLikeGuns: Refuses to take along a pistol when he leaves to summon the dropship. It's explained in outside sources that he has no directives for combat, but even in the extenuating circumstances the film presents, it wouldn't have done him much good if he encountered any aliens en route.

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* DoesntLikeGuns: Refuses to take along a pistol when he leaves to summon the dropship. It's explained in outside sources that he has no directives for combat, but even in the extenuating circumstances the film presents, it wouldn't have done him much good if he encountered any aliens en route. Similarly, it can be interpreted as a variation of his [[ThreeLawsCompliant directives]]: he refused the handgun because he was present when the survivors went over their low stock of guns and ammunition and decided that accepting the gun was risking the wellbeing of one or more of the others. And, as it turns out, he was ''absolutely right''. [[spoiler:He hands the pistol to Vasquez, and she uses it later to kill a xenomorph after her pulse rifle runs out of ammo. She dies afterwards alongside Gorman, but it not only prolonged her survival, but also meant she was there to keep pressure on the grenade's stud long enough for it to detonate after Gorman tried (and failed) to set it off just by clicking it.]]
22nd Nov '16 3:22:59 PM captainpat
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* AmazonianBeauty: Introduced doing pull-ups and is hardly a sore sight.
6th Nov '16 5:36:09 PM karategal
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The USS Sulaco is a Conestoga-class starship that transports Ripley and the Colonial Space Marines.

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The USS Sulaco ''USS Sulaco'' is a Conestoga-class starship that transports Ripley and the Colonial Space Marines.



** Subverted ironically when he does much better when personally faced with danger and others to make the decisions.

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** Subverted ironically Subverted, ironically, when he does much ''much'' better when personally faced with danger and others to make the decisions.



* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:You'd be forgiven for thinking he was going to impact the story more than he did. Initially, Apone enjoys lots of screentime with memorable lines aided by a wonderfully hammy performance from Al Matthews...but during the first incursion, he's quickly taken out by an alien. Apone's demise serves to show that even lovable badasses are not immune to a horrible FateWorseThanDeath.]]

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* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:You'd be forgiven for thinking he was going to impact the story more than he did. Initially, Apone enjoys lots of screentime with memorable lines aided by a wonderfully hammy performance from Al Matthews... but during the first incursion, he's quickly taken out by an alien. Apone's demise serves to show that even lovable badasses are not immune to a horrible FateWorseThanDeath.]]



* AncestralWeapon: In the novelization of ''Aliens'' it is revealed that Hicks' shotgun ("I like to keep this handy for close encounters") is an heirloom that has been in his family for generations; Hicks' great-great-great-grandfather used it during the Vietnam War.

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* AncestralWeapon: In the novelization of ''Aliens'' ''Aliens'', it is revealed that Hicks' shotgun ("I like to keep this handy for close encounters") is an heirloom that has been in his family for generations; Hicks' great-great-great-grandfather used it during the Vietnam War.



* BewareTheQuietOnes: Next to the other marines, he prefers not to make a show of his badassery and while he's not adverse to wisecracks, he tends to keep them to a minimum, preferring to get the job done and boy does he get it done!

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* BewareTheQuietOnes: Next to the other marines, he prefers not to make a show of his badassery and while he's not adverse to wisecracks, he tends to keep them to a minimum, preferring to get the job done done, and boy boy, does he get it done!



* NervesOfSteel: After [[spoiler: his unit gets largely wiped out,]] unlike Gorman, (who freezes up under pressure and then gets knocked out) Hudson, (who becomes a nervous wreck) and Vasquez, (who enters a murderous rage) Hicks never once loses his cool.

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* NervesOfSteel: After [[spoiler: his unit gets largely wiped out,]] unlike Gorman, (who freezes up under pressure and then gets knocked out) Hudson, out), Hudson (who becomes a nervous wreck) wreck), and Vasquez, Vasque, (who enters a murderous rage) rage), Hicks never once loses his cool.



* PapaWolf: To a degree, he is this towards Newt: he's certainly the most affectionate and protective towards her of all the Marines.

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* PapaWolf: To a degree, he is this towards Newt: he's Newt. He's certainly the most affectionate and protective towards her of all the Marines.



* DoomedContrarian: Constantly questions the actions of his team-mates, and meets a grizzly (but brave) end.

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* DoomedContrarian: Constantly questions the actions of his team-mates, teammates, and meets a grizzly (but brave) end.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Hudson is obnoxious, overbearing, immensely arrogant and can come across as a coward who crumbles under pressure. Despite all this, he's a good, loyal man at heart.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Hudson is obnoxious, overbearing, immensely arrogant arrogant, and can come across as a coward who crumbles under pressure. Despite all this, he's a good, loyal man at heart.



* OnlyAFleshWound: [[spoiler:Unlike with Drake, Vasquez and Hicks, Hudson recovered quickly after taking a spray of acid blood to his left arm.]]

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* OnlyAFleshWound: [[spoiler:Unlike with Drake, Vasquez Vasquez, and Hicks, Hudson recovered quickly after taking a spray of acid blood to his left arm.]]



* TheSmartGuy: Surprisingly, yes. Hudson might seem like a dumb grunt, but he's responsible for the technical work in the squad, hacking open the main door on the marine's arrival, being the primary motion sensor operator (and the first to locate something with it, though it turned out to be [[CatScare hamsters]]), later tasked with pulling blueprints of the facility from the computer system (work that seemed to help him regain his composure) and is also the one seen setting up the emplaced sentry guns. In the Special Edition, [[HiddenDepths he correctly theorizes the nature of the Xenomorph's insect ecology as well.]]

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* TheSmartGuy: Surprisingly, yes. Hudson might seem like a dumb grunt, but he's responsible for the technical work in the squad, hacking open the main door on the marine's arrival, being the primary motion sensor operator (and the first to locate something with it, though it turned out to be [[CatScare hamsters]]), later tasked with pulling blueprints of the facility from the computer system (work that seemed to help him regain his composure) composure), and is also the one seen setting up the emplaced sentry guns. In the Special Edition, [[HiddenDepths he correctly theorizes the nature of the Xenomorph's insect ecology as well.]]



A smartgunner on the Sulaco, partnered with Drake. Vasquez survived the hive and helped seal off the complex from the aliens.

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A smartgunner on the Sulaco, ''Sulaco'', partnered with Drake. Vasquez survived the hive and helped seal off the complex from the aliens.



* BoobsOfSteel: Jeanette Goldstein had to strap herself down, and Vasquez still manages to look stacked. In real life Goldstein even went on to found a famous clothing company that makes bras in extra large cup sizes.

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* BoobsOfSteel: Jeanette Goldstein had to strap herself down, and Vasquez still manages to look stacked. In real life life, Goldstein even went on to found a famous clothing company that makes bras in extra large cup sizes.



** Of course, if she hadn't shot the alien probably would have gotten him anyway.

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** Of course, if she hadn't shot the alien probably would have gotten him anyway.him, anyways.



* TheBigGuy: Don't mess with Drake...or he'll mess you up.

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* TheBigGuy: Don't mess with Drake... or he'll mess you up.



The android executive officer assigned to the Sulaco, primarily responsible for planetary maneuvering. Unlike Ash, he was loyal to his seniors, colleagues and especially Ripley. Although Bishop tried to be friendly to Ripley, she did not trust him until he had proved himself.

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The android executive officer assigned to the Sulaco, ''Sulaco'', primarily responsible for planetary maneuvering. Unlike Ash, he was loyal to his seniors, colleagues and especially Ripley. Although Bishop tried to be friendly to Ripley, she did not trust him until he had proved himself.



** BadassPacifist: Possibly an ActualPacifist, to the extent that his programming may restrict him from being able to commit any violent acts whatsoever. That being said, he volunteers for the extremely dangerous task of reprogramming the outside antenna to call down a dropship from the Sulaco, waited for Ripley to return from her near-suicidal mission to retrieve Newt from the Alien hive while the Atmosphere Processor Reactor exploded around him, and saved [[spoiler:Newt from being sucked out into space when Ripley depressurized the cargo bay to eject the Alien Queen]].

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** BadassPacifist: Possibly an ActualPacifist, to the extent that his programming may restrict him from being able to commit any violent acts whatsoever. That being said, he volunteers for the extremely dangerous task of reprogramming the outside antenna to call down a dropship from the Sulaco, ''Sulaco'', waited for Ripley to return from her near-suicidal mission to retrieve Newt from the Alien hive while the Atmosphere Processor Reactor exploded around him, and saved [[spoiler:Newt from being sucked out into space when Ripley depressurized the cargo bay to eject the Alien Queen]].



* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler:Dietrich's vital signs show she's still alive after the fight - which means she was facehugger bait.]]
* KillItWithFire: One of the team's flamethrower operators. [[spoiler:Later manages to kill it - unfortunately, "it" in this case is Frost.]]

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* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler:Dietrich's vital signs show she's still alive after the fight - -- which means she was facehugger bait.]]
* KillItWithFire: One of the team's flamethrower operators. [[spoiler:Later manages to kill it - -- unfortunately, "it" in this case is Frost.]]



* TheSmartGuy: Makes some intelligent observations (Such as speculating that the Aliens don't show up on infrared).

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* TheSmartGuy: Makes some intelligent observations (Such observations, such as speculating that the Aliens don't show up on infrared).infrared.



-->''[after Ripley blows up at Bishop in the cafeteria]'' "Guess she don't like the cornbread either."

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-->''[after Ripley blows up at Bishop in the cafeteria]'' "Guess she don't like the cornbread cornbread, either."



A corporate executive who befriended Ripley at the Gateway Station following her return from hypersleep (his business card identifies him as Special Projects Director of the Weyland-Yutani (Space) Corp's Special Services Division). After revealing that Ripley had been frozen for 57 years, he comforts a heartbroken Ripley and wins her trust. When contact is lost with the colony on LV-426, Burke persuades a reluctant Ripley to join the military expedition as an advisor, in return for him helping her regain her flight license. She finally agrees when he assures her that the mission is to destroy, not study, the aliens. He accompanies the squad aboard Sulaco, presumably to safeguard the company's investment in the terraforming colony.

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A corporate executive who befriended Ripley at the Gateway Station following her return from hypersleep (his business card identifies him as Special Projects Director of the Weyland-Yutani (Space) Corp's Special Services Division). After revealing that Ripley had been frozen for 57 years, he comforts a heartbroken Ripley and wins her trust. When contact is lost with the colony on LV-426, Burke persuades a reluctant Ripley to join the military expedition as an advisor, in return for him helping her regain her flight license. She finally agrees when he assures her that the mission is to destroy, not study, the aliens. He accompanies the squad aboard Sulaco, ''Sulaco'', presumably to safeguard the company's investment in the terraforming colony.
21st Oct '16 12:15:47 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: By implication, mostly. He's an experienced commander who slugs it out on the front-lines. [[spoiler:He gets taken out like his other troops in the first battle with the aliens.]]



* {{Badass}}: Hicks is a solid badass, frequently showing his combat expertise. [[spoiler:He's also the only Marine to survive the film.]]
** Let's not forget that he was the one that peered into the ceiling vents for xenomorphs, then immediately took point on top of a desk to defend the group. Badass indeed.



* {{Badass}}: While it may not seem like it, Hudson actually ''does'' back up his BadassBoast when push comes to shove. He eventually finds his bravery in the heat of battle.



* {{Badass}}: Vasquez kills scores of aliens, never shows any fear and enjoys combat. She's also one of the very few characters in the series to ''physically'' attack an alien, as seen when she slams a xenomorph's head into the wall of the air-duct with the heel of her boot and blasts the shit out of it with her hand-gun.



* {{Badass}}: Everything about his general demeanour and look.



* {{Badass}}: [[spoiler:When she turns around and sees an alien in the cockpit of the dropship, she doesn't scream or panic. Instead, she immediately reaches for her sidearm. Unfortunately, it doesn't help her.]]



* {{Badass}}: By virtue of being a marine and someone who can keep up with Hicks.
15th Oct '16 9:13:23 PM dangerdan97
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* CrazyPrepared: How did she know she would need ''two'' backup batteries for the expedition into the reactor?
10th Oct '16 11:40:23 AM Boggs
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* ButForMeItWasTuesday: [[spoiler: We (alarmingly) get his vibe off of him. He's remarkably nonplussed about the fact he directly caused the horrific deaths of one-hundred and fifty-seven other people. Ripley can barely contain her disgust.]]

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* ButForMeItWasTuesday: [[spoiler: We (alarmingly) get his this vibe off of him. He's remarkably nonplussed about the fact he directly caused the horrific deaths of one-hundred and fifty-seven other people. Ripley can barely contain her disgust.]]
10th Oct '16 11:38:45 AM TrollBrutal
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* {{Retirony}}: [[spoiler:He was only four weeks away from being out.]]

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* {{Retirony}}: [[spoiler:He was only four For more weeks away from being out.and he is out. [[spoiler:Hudson buys the farm on LV-426.]]
10th Oct '16 11:37:18 AM Boggs
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* ForMeItWasATuesday: [[spoiler: We (alarmingly) get his vibe off of him. He's remarkably nonplussed about the fact he directly caused the horrific deaths of one-hundred and fifty-seven other people. Ripley can barely contain her disgust.]]

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* ForMeItWasATuesday: ButForMeItWasTuesday: [[spoiler: We (alarmingly) get his vibe off of him. He's remarkably nonplussed about the fact he directly caused the horrific deaths of one-hundred and fifty-seven other people. Ripley can barely contain her disgust.]]
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