History WMG / Alien

6th Feb '16 10:28:05 PM meatwadf
Is there an issue? Send a Message
FTL is confirmed to exist in the Alien universe.
* Humankind may not have FTL travel but that doesn't mean the other species don't. It's conceivable that the reason that the humans want the xenomorphs so bad after all these lousy experiences is that they want a bargaining chip of some kind to get FTL drive from one of the other species(space jockeys?)
14th Jan '16 1:41:32 AM TitoMosquito
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
[[WMG: [[Film/{{Prometheus}} Peter Weyland]] is the grandson of Charles Bishop Weyland.]] Peter was born in 1990 and Charles was likely around his 60s when he was killed.
12th Jan '16 10:42:51 PM Doug86
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* In {{Superman}} comics, an Xenomorph-like creature called Kancer came out of Superman. It was born from a kryptonite-induced tumour.
to:
* In {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} comics, an Xenomorph-like creature called Kancer came out of Superman. It was born from a kryptonite-induced tumour.
16th Nov '15 5:35:52 PM DaltimusPrime
Is there an issue? Send a Message
to:
* And Newt's dreams are the comics featuring her and Hicks.
29th Oct '15 9:58:16 PM KarMann
Is there an issue? Send a Message
typos & formatting
** [[spoiler:Perhaps the alien on the Nostromo was male (drones are AlwaysMale?) and was planning on impregnating Lambert with a queen, saving Brett and Dallas as future hosts on the way back to Earth. We're never actually sure they're turning into eggs, since they're cocooned like the colonists at Hadley's Hope were.]]
to:
** [[spoiler:Perhaps the alien on the Nostromo ''Nostromo'' was male (drones are AlwaysMale?) and was planning on impregnating Lambert with a queen, saving Brett and Dallas as future hosts on the way back to Earth. We're never actually sure they're turning into eggs, since they're cocooned like the colonists at Hadley's Hope were.]]

[[WMG: The destruction of The Nostromo and death of its crew was actually an insurance fraud scheme perpetrated by the company and the Xenomorphs were simply the excuse to be used when/if the there was any investigation]]
to:
[[WMG: The destruction of The Nostromo ''Nostromo'' and death of its crew was actually an insurance fraud scheme perpetrated by the company and the Xenomorphs were simply the excuse to be used when/if the there was any investigation]]

While the xenomorphs themselves and the films are overflowing with sexual and rape symbolism and metaphor, every other film featuring the creatures has always just presented them as incredible dangerous animals: only in the first film is any actual rape implied. Between the creature supposedly acquiring 'desires' from Kaine, seemingly starting to die at the end of the film, and more things if you include cut content (the crab walk), it seems like the Nostromo xenomorph came out 'wrong'. One might consider it being due to the advanced age of the eggs (just how long was that ship there?), except said eggs is also how the ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' film kicks off, and no xenomorph demonstrates any such qualities there. Kaine literally got victimized by a 'bad egg'. [[WMG: The USCSS Nostromo is an old cargo ship compered to the USCSS Prometheus. ]] This would explain why the Nostromo has keyboards and monitors while Prometheus has touch screens and 3D maps.
to:
While the xenomorphs themselves and the films are overflowing with sexual and rape symbolism and metaphor, every other film featuring the creatures has always just presented them as incredible dangerous animals: only in the first film is any actual rape implied. Between the creature supposedly acquiring 'desires' from Kaine, Kane, seemingly starting to die at the end of the film, and more things if you include cut content (the crab walk), it seems like the Nostromo ''Nostromo'' xenomorph came out 'wrong'. One might consider it being due to the advanced age of the eggs (just how long was that ship there?), except said eggs is are also how the ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' film kicks off, and no xenomorph demonstrates any such qualities there. Kaine Kane literally got victimized by a 'bad egg'. [[WMG: The USCSS Nostromo ''Nostromo'' is an old cargo ship compered to the USCSS Prometheus. ''Prometheus''.]] This would explain why the Nostromo ''Nostromo'' has keyboards and monitors while Prometheus ''Prometheus'' has touch screens and 3D maps.

Whatever race crazy enough to create xenomorphs could have let a different bioweapon get out of hand, and then create something arguably just as bad to end the first. The Xenomorphs kill off any potential hosts for the Thing, and cannot be assimilated without serious cost due to the acid blood. Plus thanks to the hivemind, a Thing-Xenomorph wouldn't be able to blend in with the others, and could quickly be routed out. A great weapon against Things, other aliens, and unfortunately, themselves.
to:
Whatever race crazy enough to create xenomorphs could have let a different bioweapon get out of hand, and then create created something arguably just as bad to end the first. The Xenomorphs kill off any potential hosts for the Thing, and cannot be assimilated without serious cost due to the acid blood. Plus thanks to the hivemind, a Thing-Xenomorph wouldn't be able to blend in with the others, and could quickly be routed out. A great weapon against Things, other aliens, and unfortunately, themselves.
29th Oct '15 9:50:59 PM KarMann
Is there an issue? Send a Message
typos & formatting
All of the elements of a complex fraud: 1) Replacing the science officer w/ someone that they knew would whatever they were told 2)Using the response to an emergency message as reason to drop out hyperspace and explore the planet 3) Putting a single lifeboat on a ship that could have easily accommodated more. (they may have planned on the crew killing one another just for a spot on it. 4)Not worrying about a lost spacecraft for 57 years and yet complaining about what happened to it when its sole surviving crew member is found and relates what happened. The company never thought anybody would survive, claimed whatever insurance they could and was highly perturbed when Ripley was found alive.
to:
All of the elements of a complex fraud: 1) Replacing the science officer w/ someone that they knew would whatever they were told 2)Using 2) Using the response to an emergency message as reason to drop out hyperspace and explore the planet 3) Putting a single lifeboat on a ship that could have easily accommodated more. (they may have planned on the crew killing one another just for a spot on it. 4)Not 4) Not worrying about a lost spacecraft for 57 years and yet complaining about what happened to it when its sole surviving crew member is found and relates what happened. The company never thought anybody would survive, claimed whatever insurance they could and was highly perturbed when Ripley was found alive. alive.

In the 2005 ''[=AvP=]'' game, the current owner of Weyland Industries (after Charles Bishop Weyland's disappearance, unless he has son or daughter old enough to run it) and a Japanese man (presumably the CEO of Yutani Corporation and father of Ms. Yutani) joined their companies together. The reason for this joint venture is to compare notes to the extraterrestrials. This become their primary (if not secret) goal, and will do whatever it takes to accomplish this (even at the expensive of the consumers). This [[ForegoneConclusion leads to the first]] ''[[ForegoneConclusion Alien]]'' movie. * ...no, it leads to ''[[ForegoneConclusion Prometheus]]''.
to:
In the 2005 ''[=AvP=]'' game, the current owner of Weyland Industries (after Charles Bishop Weyland's disappearance, unless he has son or daughter old enough to run it) and a Japanese man (presumably the CEO of Yutani Corporation and father of Ms. Yutani) joined their companies together. The reason for this joint venture is to compare notes to the extraterrestrials. This become their primary (if not secret) goal, and will do whatever it takes to accomplish this (even at the expensive expense of the consumers). This [[ForegoneConclusion leads to the first]] ''[[ForegoneConclusion Alien]]'' movie. * ...no, it leads to ''[[ForegoneConclusion Prometheus]]''.

** I have taken this a step further. Bill Paxton's characters from ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', ''Film/{{Predator 2}}'', ''Film/TheTerminator'', and WeirdScience (possably ''Film/NearDark'' also) are all related in some way. He is the nexus that links those franchises. [[WMG:''[[http://www.slashfilm.com/ridley-scotts-alien-prequel-longer-alien-prequel-prometheus-starring-noomi-rapace/#more-95911 Prometheus]]'' is set in the Alien universe.]]
to:
** I have taken this a step further. Bill Paxton's characters from ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', ''Film/{{Predator 2}}'', ''Film/TheTerminator'', and WeirdScience ''Film/WeirdScience'' (possably ''Film/NearDark'' also) are all related in some way. He is the nexus that links those franchises. [[WMG:''[[http://www.slashfilm.com/ridley-scotts-alien-prequel-longer-alien-prequel-prometheus-starring-noomi-rapace/#more-95911 com/ridley-scotts-alien-prequel-longer-alien-prequel-prometheus-starring-noomi-rapace/ Prometheus]]'' is set in the Alien universe.]]

DVD releases of ''Aliens'' restore a scene cut from the theatrical version, where Burke tells Ripley that her daughter, Amanda, has grown old and died during the 57 years Ripley was in cryosleep. Apparently Amanda married, as her surname is now McLaren, but Burke says she died with 'no children mentioned'. However, we know that Amanda was married, so it's quite plausible that she had a child and gave it up for adoption, which would explain the 'no children mentioned'. Perhaps Amanda was scarred by her mother's broken promises that she would return in time for her birthday – Amanda was afraid that she would fail as a mother in the same way her own mother failed her, so she gave the child up for adoption.
to:
DVD releases of ''Aliens'' restore a scene cut from the theatrical version, where Burke tells Ripley that her daughter, Amanda, has grown old and died during the 57 years Ripley was in cryosleep. Apparently Amanda married, as her surname is now McLaren, but Burke says she died with 'no children mentioned'. However, we know that Amanda was married, so it's quite plausible that she had a child and gave it up for adoption, which would explain the 'no children mentioned'. Perhaps Amanda was scarred by her mother's broken promises that she would return in time for her birthday – Amanda birthday—Amanda was afraid that she would fail as a mother in the same way her own mother failed her, so she gave the child up for adoption.

If my theory is true, and Russ is the son of Amanda, then Newt – Ripley's surrogate daughter – is, in fact, her biological great-granddaughter... and the same thing can be said of the Alien Queen. Xenomorphs always absorb the DNA of their host, so just as the alien in the first film was referred to as Kane's son, the Alien Queen is Russ's daughter... and Newt's half-sister... and Ripley's great-granddaughter. And if you choose to interpret ''Alien 3'' and ''Alien Resurrection'' as canon, you can get even wackier genealogical scenarios. Since the ox/dog xenomorph originates from a facehugger laid by the previous film's queen, it's also descended from Ripley. And ever more bizarrely, according to the ''Alien 3'' novelisation, the Alien Queen in Ripley's body was originally implanted in Newt's. When Newt drowned, the alien embryo crawled out of her mouth and into Ripley's. This means that the queen in Ripley's body is some kind of bastard offspring of Newt, Ripley and the Alien Queen from the previous film, who laid the egg from which the fucehugger that impregnated Newt emerged. By extension, every single xenomorph and hybrid in ''Alien Resurrection'' is descended from Ripley and Newt, as they're all the genetically tampered-with offspring of the Alien queen in Ripley's body.
to:
If my theory is true, and Russ is the son of Amanda, then Newt – Ripley's Newt—Ripley's surrogate daughter – is, daughter—is, in fact, her biological great-granddaughter... and the same thing can be said of the Alien Queen. Xenomorphs always absorb the DNA of their host, so just as the alien in the first film was referred to as Kane's son, the Alien Queen is Russ's daughter... and Newt's half-sister... and Ripley's great-granddaughter. And if you choose to interpret ''Alien 3'' and ''Alien Resurrection'' as canon, you can get even wackier genealogical scenarios. Since the ox/dog xenomorph originates from a facehugger laid by the previous film's queen, it's also descended from Ripley. And ever more bizarrely, according to the ''Alien 3'' novelisation, the Alien Queen in Ripley's body was originally implanted in Newt's. When Newt drowned, the alien embryo crawled out of her mouth and into Ripley's. This means that the queen in Ripley's body is some kind of bastard offspring of Newt, Ripley and the Alien Queen from the previous film, who laid the egg from which the fucehugger facehugger that impregnated Newt emerged. By extension, every single xenomorph and hybrid in ''Alien Resurrection'' is descended from Ripley and Newt, as they're all the genetically tampered-with offspring of the Alien queen in Ripley's body.

That's why Hudson asked in a bored tone if the deployment to [=LV426=] was going to be a stand-up fight (with humans) or another bug hunt. Gormon responds that a "xenomorph" may be involved. Some of the marines may not have heard that word before, but they know it means they're in for another boring bug hunt. That's why earlier, during the locker room scene, nobody was impressed when it was said that Ripley was brought along because "she saw an alien once." It may also explain the disdain the marines showed for the "dumbass colonists" in the mess hall scene. On a side note, I do like the ''Starship Troopers'' reference. * Does this put ''Predator, Aliens, Species'', and ''Starship Troopers'' into the same universe? How awesome of a crossover would that be? [[WMG: This entire films is just a futuristic retelling of a slave ship revolt story.]]
to:
That's why Hudson asked in a bored tone if the deployment to [=LV426=] LV-426 was going to be a stand-up fight (with humans) or another bug hunt. Gormon responds that a "xenomorph" may be involved. Some of the marines may not have heard that word before, but they know it means they're in for another boring bug hunt. That's why earlier, during the locker room scene, nobody was impressed when it was said that Ripley was brought along because "she saw an alien once." It may also explain the disdain the marines showed for the "dumbass colonists" in the mess hall scene. scene. On a side note, I do like the ''Starship Troopers'' reference. reference. * Does this put ''Predator, Aliens, Species'', ''Predator'', ''Aliens'', ''Species'', and ''Starship Troopers'' into the same universe? How awesome of a crossover would that be? [[WMG: This entire films film is just a futuristic retelling of a slave ship revolt story.]]

The predators are already acknowledged to exist, as is the space jockey and the xenomorphs. The colonial marines are aware, obviously, of other species. It happens that in this universe, humankind is a bit of a dick and enslaves whatever they come in contact with if possible, or subjugates it for either food, or labor. * Mother(the computer) didn't have a directive to smuggle that single xenomorph back. The crew was kept in stasis whenever it came across ANY life or tech the computer determined would be useful and could/should be harvested.
to:
The predators are already acknowledged to exist, as is the space jockey and the xenomorphs. The colonial marines are aware, obviously, of other species. It happens that in this universe, humankind is a bit of a dick and enslaves whatever they come in contact with if possible, or subjugates it for either food, food or labor. * Mother(the Mother (the computer) didn't have a directive to smuggle that single xenomorph back. The crew was kept in stasis whenever it came across ANY life or tech the computer determined would be useful and could/should be harvested.

* The humans don't want the xenomorphs to be weaponized, they want them as the basis for their own bioengineering capabilities. By Alien resurrection they have super-Ripley which is almost as good as a xenomorph, and is easier to control. The xenomorphs are just the jumping off point to the human program.
to:
* The humans don't want the xenomorphs to be weaponized, they want them as the basis for their own bioengineering capabilities. By Alien resurrection ''Film/AlienResurrection'' they have super-Ripley which is almost as good as a xenomorph, and is easier to control. The xenomorphs are just the jumping off point to the human program.

* One race is the Artcurians. Boy I'd love to get me some of that poontang, male or female! [[WMG: ''Prometheus'' is still a prequel to ''Alien'']] They are simply keeping it a secret until the movie comes out. At some point near the end of the movie, one of the crew members of "Prometheus" will be attacked by a Facehugger, but we won't be shown the scene. At the end of the movie, the person implanted will suddenly die, and a person from Weyland-Yutani, or Weyland himself, will see the Chestburster. This will lay out the future expedition to find a Xenomorph egg in ''Alien''.
to:
* One race is the Artcurians.Arcturians. Boy I'd love to get me some of that poontang, male or female! [[WMG: ''Prometheus'' ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'' is still a prequel to ''Alien'']] They are simply keeping it a secret until the movie comes out. At some point near the end of the movie, one of the crew members of "Prometheus" ''Prometheus'' will be attacked by a Facehugger, but we won't be shown the scene. At the end of the movie, the person implanted will suddenly die, and a person from Weyland-Yutani, or Weyland himself, will see the Chestburster. This will lay out the future expedition to find a Xenomorph egg in ''Alien''.

[[WMG: Alien inherit the [[ConservationOfNinjutsu Law of Conservation]] from their human "parent".]]
to:
[[WMG: Alien Aliens inherit the [[ConservationOfNinjutsu Law of Conservation]] from their human "parent".]]

What kind of a person be more coldblooded and unflinching to the thought of bringing Xenomorphs to Earth to cause massive deaths worldwide? An Android of course! The real head of Weyland Yutani, whether be Bishop or someone else is really an android that has felt the burden of this android brethren to [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters the point of exterminating humanity.]] To do this, they somehow find out the events from Prometheus or the Derelict Ship. Knowing the true intentions and power behind the Xenos, the Androids devised a plot to bring back the Xenomorphs to unleash death and destruction on mankind. The Androids would be clear from danger since they are mechanical, the Xenomorphs won't do anything to the droids, leaving them supreme. After Alien 3, their hopes for a Human Genocide were wiped away, until they built in the second generation androids (Call) which led to a [[RobotWar Robot War]] that resulted in a wasted, barren, and abandoned Earth and all the Auto Droids except Call wiped out of existence... then came the USM.
to:
What kind of a person be more coldblooded and unflinching to the thought of bringing Xenomorphs to Earth to cause massive deaths worldwide? An Android of course! The real head of Weyland Yutani, whether be Bishop or someone else is really an android that has felt the burden of this his android brethren to [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters the point of exterminating humanity.]] To do this, they somehow find out the events from Prometheus ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'' or the Derelict Ship. Knowing the true intentions and power behind the Xenos, the Androids devised a plot to bring back the Xenomorphs to unleash death and destruction on mankind. The Androids would be clear from danger since they are mechanical, the Xenomorphs won't do anything to the droids, leaving them supreme. After Alien 3, their hopes for a Human Genocide were wiped away, until they built in the second generation androids (Call) which led to a [[RobotWar Robot War]] that resulted in a wasted, barren, and abandoned Earth and all the Auto Droids except Call wiped out of existence... then came the USM.

** The second "dream" - ''Resurrection'' is even more outlandish than the first, as Ripley sinks deeper into sleep. * On that note, ''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines'' is Hicks' hypersleep dream.
to:
** The second "dream" - ''Resurrection'' is "dream"—''Resurrection''—is even more outlandish than the first, as Ripley sinks deeper into sleep. sleep. * On that note, ''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines'' is Hicks' hypersleep dream. dream.
29th Oct '15 9:24:46 PM KarMann
Is there an issue? Send a Message
typos & formatting
** About a century later said megacorps are exploring space, mining recklessly and colonizing new worlds 'cause [[GaiasLament Earth is totally fucked by this time]]. The Nostromo incident occurs for Weyland-Yutani, and a few decades later the Pandora incident occurs for RDA. Ash, Bishop, etc. are, of course, even more advanced replicants. Trudy is obviously Vazquez's little sister. *** There is a problem with that: In the Avatarverse, there is no FTL travel (yet?), whereas in Alien, ships can reach about 50 c. So Alien must take place decades, if not centuries after Avatar.
to:
** About a century later said megacorps are exploring space, mining recklessly and colonizing new worlds 'cause because [[GaiasLament Earth is totally fucked by this time]]. The Nostromo ''Nostromo'' incident occurs for Weyland-Yutani, and a few decades later the Pandora incident occurs for RDA. Ash, Bishop, etc.et al. are, of course, even more advanced replicants. Trudy is obviously Vazquez's little sister. *** There is a problem with that: In the Avatarverse, there is no FTL travel (yet?), whereas in Alien, ships can reach about 50 c. So Alien must take place decades, if not centuries after Avatar.

*** It's not hard to imagine the hellish LA of ''Film/{{Predator 2}}'' eventually becoming the dystopia seen in ''Blade Runner'' * Also ''Film/TheThing1982''. Perhaps somewhere in the distant future Weyland industries managed to get ahold of Mac's ApocalypticLog and tried to secure a sample of The Thing. They failed, but perhaps hearing about such a creature is what first got them interested in studying biological weapons... * You can squeeze the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' franchise in there as well (that's how Bladerunner became a crapsack world). The world is rebuilt after Skynet is defeated; humanity turns to biological "replicants" rather than rely on robots and why they didn't tell the Nostromo crew that Ash was an android; AI was still not trusted. Three generations later, by the times of Aliens, this fear of synthetics had been lessened). Obvious, Michael Biehn's character in Terminator is an ancestor of his character in Aliens/
to:
*** It's not hard to imagine the hellish LA of ''Film/{{Predator 2}}'' eventually becoming the dystopia seen in ''Blade Runner'' Runner''. * Also ''Film/TheThing1982''. Perhaps somewhere in the distant future Weyland industries Industries managed to get ahold a hold of Mac's ApocalypticLog and tried to secure a sample of The Thing. They failed, but perhaps hearing about such a creature is what first got them interested in studying biological weapons... weapons.... * You can squeeze the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' franchise in there as well (that's how Bladerunner became a crapsack world). The world is rebuilt after Skynet is defeated; humanity turns to biological "replicants" rather than rely on robots and why they didn't tell the Nostromo ''Nostromo'' crew that Ash was an android; AI was still not trusted. Three generations later, by the times of Aliens, this fear of synthetics had been lessened). Obvious, Michael Biehn's character in Terminator is an ancestor of his character in Aliens/Aliens.

* "Outland" is also a viable candidate for inclusion in the franchise, fitting into the timeline somewhere around the "Avatar" era.
to:
* "Outland" ''Film/{{Outland}}'' is also a viable candidate for inclusion in the franchise, fitting into the timeline somewhere around the "Avatar" era. ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' era.
29th Oct '15 9:11:32 PM KarMann
Is there an issue? Send a Message
It's 'its', not 'it's'.
The Xenomorphs: Have a parasitic multi stage life cycle, their immature form bursts out of the hosts chests and runs off to find somewhere to grow into maturity, their mature form is a fang claw murder machine, their ultimate form is the Queen, they have acid for blood. The Grays: have a parasitic multi stage life cycle, it starts with the black oil which infects a host, their immature form bursts out of the hosts chest, their immature form is a fang claw murder machine that runs off to find somewhere to grow into maturity, it's mature form is an intelligent exobiological intelligence. This means if xenomorphs facehugged a Gray when the chestburster exploded out it would spray black oil everywhere which would start the life cycle over. If the black oil infected a xenomorph the acid blood would dissolve it. In essence the two species are at a stalemate with each other. I contend they come from the same biosphere, but the Grays are the intelligent species that evolved there while the xenomoprhs are the equivalent of some sort of vermin, the Gray version of a sewer rat. As the Grays traveled the universe xenomorph infestations started up here and there, but the Gray's don't really care.
to:
The Xenomorphs: Have a parasitic multi stage life cycle, their immature form bursts out of the hosts chests and runs off to find somewhere to grow into maturity, their mature form is a fang claw murder machine, their ultimate form is the Queen, they have acid for blood. The Grays: have a parasitic multi stage life cycle, it starts with the black oil which infects a host, their immature form bursts out of the hosts chest, their immature form is a fang claw murder machine that runs off to find somewhere to grow into maturity, it's its mature form is an intelligent exobiological intelligence. This means if xenomorphs facehugged a Gray when the chestburster exploded out it would spray black oil everywhere which would start the life cycle over. If the black oil infected a xenomorph the acid blood would dissolve it. In essence the two species are at a stalemate with each other. I contend they come from the same biosphere, but the Grays are the intelligent species that evolved there while the xenomoprhs xenomorphs are the equivalent of some sort of vermin, the Gray version of a sewer rat. As the Grays traveled the universe xenomorph infestations started up here and there, but the Gray's don't really care.

There are, however, only two types of embryo chestburster carried by the facehuggers. In areas where a facehugger implants a host with a non-Queen embryo but without a Queen the chestburster goes through an alternate growth period to the typical one, growing a stinger and vemon sacks. The stinger is used to deliver the venom which transforms the victims into eggs over time, if the victim is male the egg carries another ordinary chestburster embryo, if the victim is female the embryo is that of a Queen. The production of the venom is very taxing on the Alien, killing it more with each batch it's body creates, which is why the Alien grabbed Brett and Dallas, to ensure there'd be a backup if it didn't survive long enough to create a Queen. Once it had them as back up it focussed on Lambert, only attacking Parker when he tried to interfere. Lambert did end up getting 'raped' but it was just the Alien stinging her. When Lambert died the Alien then goes after Ripley, it's last chance to create a Queen, which leads to my next WMG:
to:
There are, however, only two types of embryo chestburster carried by the facehuggers. In areas where a facehugger implants a host with a non-Queen embryo but without a Queen the chestburster goes through an alternate growth period to the typical one, growing a stinger and vemon sacks. The stinger is used to deliver the venom which transforms the victims into eggs over time, if the victim is male the egg carries another ordinary chestburster embryo, if the victim is female the embryo is that of a Queen. The production of the venom is very taxing on the Alien, killing it more with each batch it's its body creates, which is why the Alien grabbed Brett and Dallas, to ensure there'd be a backup if it didn't survive long enough to create a Queen. Once it had them as back up it focussed on Lambert, only attacking Parker when he tried to interfere. Lambert did end up getting 'raped' but it was just the Alien stinging her. When Lambert died the Alien then goes after Ripley, it's its last chance to create a Queen, which leads to my next WMG:

** And as the Director's Cut has been released intact, officially, it may very well be canon now. Plus, the alien in the first movie was somewhat different than the ones we see later (most notibly it had a stinger on it's tail) so perhaps this is how aliens that are born without a Queen reproduce. See the above WMG for more on that guess.
to:
** And as the Director's Cut has been released intact, officially, it may very well be canon now. Plus, the alien in the first movie was somewhat different than the ones we see later (most notibly it had a stinger on it's its tail) so perhaps this is how aliens that are born without a Queen reproduce. See the above WMG for more on that guess.

Facehuggers have one purpose in life, implanting hosts, so naturally they would do so in the manner that provided the highest chance for success. Thus, when one catches a host it latches on and makes the host utterly at it's mercy. This deters other nearby creatures from trying to remove it. It then waits for the host to be left alone and then implants the chestburster within the host, which grows quickly and chews free soon after. It does this because it dies after implantation so it wants the chestburster protected when it's 'born' and still vulnerable.
to:
Facehuggers have one purpose in life, implanting hosts, so naturally they would do so in the manner that provided the highest chance for success. Thus, when one catches a host it latches on and makes the host utterly at it's its mercy. This deters other nearby creatures from trying to remove it. It then waits for the host to be left alone and then implants the chestburster within the host, which grows quickly and chews free soon after. It does this because it dies after implantation so it wants the chestburster protected when it's 'born' and still vulnerable.

** It's pretty unbelievable that Ripley wouldn't have searched the entire ''Sulacco'' for an egg or other aliens after her fight with the queen, making the survival of an intact egg improbable at best.
to:
** It's pretty unbelievable that Ripley wouldn't have searched the entire ''Sulacco'' ''Sulaco'' for an egg or other aliens after her fight with the queen, making the survival of an intact egg improbable at best.
29th Oct '15 8:57:44 PM KarMann
Is there an issue? Send a Message
silicone -> silicon, not the same thing
In the first film, they state that the Facehugger has a layer of silicon-based cells as well as carbon-based. This is actually a subcutaneous two-layer barrier containing the corrosive in small bladders just under the outer skin. Otherwise, a creature with such a radical solvent chemistry could not grow inside a human body. It also means that newborn chestbursters are probably not very acidic-- they have to eat something containing digestible silicone compounds in order to form those protective cells, otherwise their own concentrated acid will digest them from the inside.
to:
In the first film, they state that the Facehugger has a layer of silicon-based cells as well as carbon-based. This is actually a subcutaneous two-layer barrier containing the corrosive in small bladders just under the outer skin. Otherwise, a creature with such a radical solvent chemistry could not grow inside a human body. It also means that newborn chestbursters are probably not very acidic-- they have to eat something containing digestible silicone silicon compounds in order to form those protective cells, otherwise their own concentrated acid will digest them from the inside.

The aliens fit the criteria of a Series V lifeform: they are based on silicones rather than carbon, are able to breathe in oxygenated atmospheres, and use sulfuric acid as a solvent. The only problem is that such life is designed to survive in extremely hot environments. ArtMajorBiology, indeed.
to:
The aliens fit the criteria of a Series V lifeform: they are based on silicones silicon rather than carbon, are able to breathe in oxygenated atmospheres, and use sulfuric acid as a solvent. The only problem is that such life is designed to survive in extremely hot environments. ArtMajorBiology, indeed.
13th Aug '15 8:10:12 AM Willbyr
Is there an issue? Send a Message
[[WMG: The Aliens are lower-level [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann Anti-Spirals.]]]]
to:
[[WMG: The Aliens are lower-level [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Anti-Spirals.]]]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 139. Show all.