History Film / Aliens

16th Mar '17 8:58:48 PM TheGoodnight
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** Played straight by the xenomorphs themselves. There were 157 colonists. At least one died before being cocooned (the one they tried to get a facehugger off of), one wasn't caught at all (Newt), and one didn't produce a chestburster until the marines were watching. That makes 154 xenomorphs at absolute maximum, including the queen-- and that's assuming every other colonist was cocooned without killing a single xenomorph. How many got killed by the marines? Plenty, in fights we see. The sentry guns alone must have plowed down dozens if not more. But they never stop coming.
15th Feb '17 3:42:08 PM eroock
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* WhoNeedsTheirWholeBody: Bishop is able to operate after he is cut in half. Even in the next movie.
8th Feb '17 8:01:46 PM TitoMosquito
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[{{Tagline}} This time, it's war.]]]]
21st Jan '17 10:52:07 PM JediGoalie30
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** When Ripley [[CarFu ran over]] the Alien with the [[AwesomePersonnelCarrier APC]] during the escape sequence, it [[AlienBlood bled]] [[HollywoodAcid acid]] that splashed on the undercarriage of the vehicle. Seconds later, they're stranded in the middle of nowhere with a broken transaxle. Oops.
8th Jan '17 2:46:23 PM Divra
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* ChainSawGripBFG: A pretty well [[JustifiedTrope justified]] example: The M56 is mounted on a large harness with a HeadsUpDisplay and several automated targetting systems. The rounds themselves are fairly low-mass, limiting recoil, and most of the bulk of the weapon system is harness.
10th Dec '16 7:19:18 AM EnterpriseSovereign
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* TheLoad: Newt.
23rd Nov '16 2:05:20 AM JackG
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** The colonists are told to investigate the grid reference where Ripley reported the alien spaceship, but aren't warned about the potentially hostile aliens that are inside.

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** The colonists are told to investigate the grid reference where Ripley reported the alien spaceship, but aren't warned about the potentially hostile aliens that are inside. [[spoiler:This is purely because Burke didn't want to make a fool of himself if there was nothing there, or have the government barging in on Company's exploitation rights if there was.]]
23rd Nov '16 2:01:02 AM JackG
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* PoorCommunicationKills: After being alerted to the risk of damaging the reactor coolant equipment with gunfire, Gorman orders the Marines to unload their weapons and give all of their ammo to one guy to carry, leaving them with flamethrowers only. Not being told ''why'' they were doing this, and [[EnsignNewbie having rather little faith in their commander's abilities]], most of the Marines (notably the machine gunners) keep some ammo on them and end up shooting up the coolant equipment anyway as soon as the fighting starts.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: PoorCommunicationKills:
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After being alerted to the risk of damaging the reactor coolant equipment with gunfire, Gorman orders the Marines to unload their weapons and give all of their ammo to one guy to carry, leaving them with flamethrowers only. Not being told ''why'' they were doing this, and [[EnsignNewbie having rather little faith in their commander's abilities]], most of the Marines (notably the machine gunners) keep some ammo on them and end up shooting up the coolant equipment anyway as soon as the fighting starts.starts.
** The colonists are told to investigate the grid reference where Ripley reported the alien spaceship, but aren't warned about the potentially hostile aliens that are inside.
15th Nov '16 1:36:51 PM Arima
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* CurbstompBattle: Reconstructed with the mech-armoured Ripley vs the Alien Queen. Though Ripley is visibly terrified and struggling to control the Power Loader, the Queen can do nothing to penetrate the armour or get to Ripley, at least until it decides it's TakingYouWithMe.

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* CurbstompBattle: CurbstompBattle:
** The first confrontation with the Aliens goes horribly awry for the Colonial Marines as their years of combat experience in fighting a conventional enemy (human rebels) proves to be useless against a completely unfamiliar creature that is tailored by evolution to stealthy movement and surprise attacks.
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Reconstructed with the mech-armoured Ripley vs the Alien Queen. Though Ripley is visibly terrified and struggling to control the Power Loader, the Queen can do nothing to penetrate the armour or get to Ripley, at least until it decides it's TakingYouWithMe.
5th Nov '16 7:16:15 AM Nithael
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* ActionMom: Ripley essentially adopts Newt and goes to enormous lengths to protect her. This is set up earlier in a deleted scene (included in the novelisation and the Special Edition) which reveals Ripley's daughter [[AlienIsolation Amanda]] died of cancer at an old age while Ripley was lost in hypersleep; Newt is the same age as Ripley's daughter at the last time Ripley saw her.

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* ActionMom: Ripley essentially adopts Newt and goes to enormous lengths to protect her. This is set up earlier in a deleted scene (included in the novelisation and the Special Edition) which reveals Ripley's daughter [[AlienIsolation [[VideoGame/AlienIsolation Amanda]] died of cancer at an old age while Ripley was lost in hypersleep; Newt is the same age as Ripley's daughter at the last time Ripley saw her.
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