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This is a page listing characters in ''Film/{{Aliens}}''.

For recurring characters in the entire series, [[Characters/{{Alien}} see the main characters page]].

'''Warning: here be heavy spoilerage.'''

[[foldercontrol]]

!Crew of the ''USS Sulaco''

[[folder:In General]]
!!USS Sulaco
[[quoteright:308:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sulaco_crew_6456.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:308: Ripley and the Colonial Space Marines.[[note]]Hudson, Burke, Wierzbowski, Dietrich, Vasquez, Crowe, Hicks, Ripley, Drake, Frost, Spunkmeyer, Bishop, Gorman, Ferro, Apone.[[/note]]]]

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

* Sgt. Al Apone
* Corp. Collette Ferro
* Corp. Dwayne Hicks
* Pvt. Timothy Crowe
* Pvt. Cynthia Dietrich
* Pvt. Mark Drake
* Pvt. Ricardo Frost
* Pvt. William Hudson
* Pvt. Jenette Vasquez
* Pvt. Daniel Spunkmeyer
* Pvt. Trevor Wierzbowski
* Bishop

With additions for the 'bug hunt':

* Ellen Ripley
* Lt. William Gorman
* Carter J Burke
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Gorman]]
!!Lt. William Gorman
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Gorman_2962.jpg]]
->'''Played By:''' William Hope

->'''Ripley''': ''How many drops is this for you, Lieutenant?''
->'''Gorman''': ''Thirty eight. (''{{Beat}}'') Simulated.''
->'''Vasquez''': ''How many '''combat''' drops?''
->'''Gorman''': ''Uh, two. Including this one.'''

A lieutenant recruited by Burke to lead the mission. He was inexperienced, having gone through 38 simulated drops, but only one previous combat drop. He is also slow to understand situations and often needs things explained to him.
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* ArmchairMilitary: Gorman commands from a comfy chair, far away from the real danger.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler:Surrounded by Aliens, he and Vasquez blow themselves up instead.]]
* TheDitherer: Gorman is indecisive and panicky, often freezing in difficult situations that call for leadership.
* EnsignNewbie: Only his second combat mission, and his greenness shows.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: One of Gorman's earliest scenes establish his poor commanding skill, when he confuses Hudson with Hicks, allows Apone to discipline the marines and tries to compensate by being needlessly harsh with his orders.
* GeneralFailure: His entire command is basically a massive failure.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:He and Vasquez detonate a grenade, killing themselves with a score of aliens.]]
* MissionControl: And not a very helpful one. Even Burke seems better equipped to handle the situation than him.
* TheNeidermeyer: He's not very competent, but it's more because he's in way over his head, rather than out of malice.
* ThePeterPrinciple: Implied to be the case for Gorman, who is competent and brave when in personal danger like an ordinary soldier, yet can't handle the responsibility of being in a command position.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Gorman is killed after his only display of valor and bravery.]]
* WeakWilled: Contributes to his inability to effectively assert his authority over the Marines under his command. May be part of the reason why [[spoiler:he was selected for the mission by Burke, who uses him to issue orders that further his own purposes]].
* YouShallNotPass: [[spoiler:His final act is to stop the aliens from following Ripley and co. through the airshafts.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Apone]]
!!Sgt. Apone
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Apone_9707.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Alright sweethearts, what're you waiting for, breakfast in bed? Another glorious day in the Corps..."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Al Matthews

->''"A day in the Corps is like a day on the farm: Every meal's a banquet. Every paycheck a fortune! Every formation's a parade! I '''love''' the Corps!"''

The squad leader of the team that went to investigate LV-426. Apone was far more liked and respected than his C.O, Lieutenant Gorman.
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%%* {{Badass}}
* BoisterousBruiser: A grunt at heart:
-->''"There's some juicy colonists' daughters we have to rescue from their virginity."''
* CigarChomper: He apparently keeps some in his hypersleep chamber, since he puts one in his mouth seconds after getting up.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler:APC readouts show he isn't killed in the attack, making it more likely he was cocooned by the xenomorphs. It's not revealed if he was parasitized prior to the reactor explosion.]]
* AFatherToHisMen: Loves his Marines to death. His falling in combat devastates his platoon.
* NiceHat: As displayed to the right.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: When Ripley asks if she could help them out with the Loaders, he allows her to do so and is impressed at how much of a natural she is with them.
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:You'd be forgiven for thinking he was gonna impact the story more than he did.]]
* SergeantRock: Practically '''the''' classic example.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hicks]]
!!Corp. Dwayne Hicks
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Dwayne_Hicks_4419.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"It's a bug hunt."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Michael Biehn

->''"We're all in strung out shape, but {{stay frosty}} and alert. We can't afford to let one of those bastards in here."''

One of the Colonial Marines who took charge when the squad's Sergeant Apone was taken alive by the Aliens and commanding officer Lt. Gorman was knocked out. He was later wounded after a burst of acid from an alien encounter began to burn through his armor.

While not comfortable taking over the role as squad leader, his demeanor, unlike the machismo bravado of other squad members showed a thoughtful intelligence. Sincere and impartial, he was open to any suggestions as to how to defeat the Alien invasion.

{{Trope Namer|s}} for StayFrosty.
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* 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.
* {{Badass}}: Hicks is a solid badass, frequently showing his combat expertise. [[spoiler:He's also the only Marine to survive the film.]]
* {{Bandage B|abe}}oy: After getting a face full of Xenomorph blood, he spends the remainder of the movie bandaged up.
* 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!
* ChekhovsSkill: He teaches Ripley how to use a pulse rifle, which comes in handy later.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* KnightInSourArmor: Not as much as Ripley, but still is one after the squad is decimated.
* TheLancer: To Apone and later Ripley.
* NiceGuy: Promises to protect Ripley should anything happen, but respects her strength and ability to take care of herself just the same. He even teaches her how to load and fire the rifles so as to better defend herself.
* StayFrosty: Probably the most famous use of the phrase, and it fits Hicks very well. He even ''falls asleep'' during the drop ship ride!
-->'''Apone:''' Somebody wake up Hicks!
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler:He dies in the opening of ''Alien 3'', unless you count AliensColonialMarines as canon]]
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Ripley.
* YouAreInCommandNow: [[spoiler:After Apone's death.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hudson]]
!!Pvt. Hudson
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Hudson_292.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"We're on the express elevator to hell, going down!"'']]
->'''Played By:''' Bill Paxton

->''"That's it, man. Game over, man! Game over! What the fuck are we gonna do now? What are we gonna do?"''

The squad's jokester and computer tech expert. He seemed arrogant and overconfident of his squad's firepower and abilities. However, he soon cracked under large amounts of stress after most of his Marine squad were taken during the Alien attack in the hive. Later on, he was able to pull himself together and regain his composure.
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* {{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.
** BadassBoast: In the Special Edition Hudson attempts one that even uses the word "badass" as often as he can. He does not deal well with the loss of the high-tech gear that he describes in said boast. He does go down shooting while spitting out even more 'heat of battle' boasts, as well. An Alien has to ambush him from below to take him down.
-->''"I'm ready, man. Check it out! I am the ultimate bad-ass! State of the bad-ass art! You do not want to fuck with me. Check it out! Hey, Ripley, don't worry. Me and my squad of ultimate bad-asses will protect you! Check it out. Independently targeting particle-beam phalanx. WHAP! Fry half a city with this puppy. We got tactical smart missiles, phase plasma pulse rifles, [=RPG=]s. We got sonic, electronic ball breakers! We got nukes, we got knives, sharp sticks."''

-->''"Come on! Come on! Come and get it, baby! Come on! I don't got all day! Come on! Come on! Come on you bastard! Come on, you too! Oh, you want some of this? Fuck you!"''
* BashBrothers: Following [[spoiler:Drake's death]], he settles into this with Vasquez.
* TheBerserker: After recovering from his HeroicBSOD, Hudson is a beast in combat. He's firing and yelling and basically going a bit crazy.
* BoisterousBruiser: Hudson's a big guy with a bigger mouth.
%%* BruiserWithASoftCenter
* CowardlyLion: Hudson spends a lot of time panicking in some snarky way or another, but eventually shows he's a capable elite soldier.
-->''"How do I get out of this chickenshit outfit?"''
* DareToBeBadass: He gets a roundabout one of these from Ripley.
-->'''Ripley:''' Hudson! This little girl survived longer than that with no weapons and no training. [to Newt] Right?
-->'''Hudson:''' Why don't you put her in charge?
-->'''Ripley:''' You better just start dealing with it, Hudson! Listen to me! Hudson, just deal with it, because we need you and I'm sick of your bullshit.
* DeadpanSnarker: Oh, absolutely. Even more so when he's [[HeroicBSOD losing his shit]]. Hudson is probably the most quotable character in the entire film.
-->'''Apone:''' What do you want me to do, fetch your slippers for you?
-->'''Hudson:''' Gee, would you sir? I'd like that.

-->'''Hudson:''' Hey, maybe you haven't been keeping up on current events, but we just got our asses kicked, pal!

-->'''Bishop:''' I'm afraid I have some bad news.
-->'''Hudson:''' Well, that's a switch!
* DefiantToTheEnd: [[spoiler:He may have been something of a panicky, whiny bitch up 'til then, but when his time comes to buy it on that rock, he damn sure doesn't go out like one.]]
%%* DoomedContrarian
* FriendToAllChildren: While the others were preoccupied with stopping the facehugger from getting Ripley, he himself killed the one that was going after Newt.
** He even effectively shields her with his own body, should the facehugger lunge at them.
* HeroicBSOD: Though Ripley snaps him out of it enough that he is still useful to the team.
* LargeHam: Bill Paxton decided to play the obnoxious team jokester by swallowing the scenery whole: "I am the ''ultimate'' badass! State of the badass art! You do NOT wanna fuck with me!"
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Hudson might be an obnoxious, arrogant jerk but he's a good and loyal man at heart.
* NonActionSnarker: Though, in this case, "Non-Action" refers more to ''not taking action'' or doing anything constructive, rather than not kicking ass, which he ''does'' do later.
* PluckyComicRelief: Until about mid-way through the film when shit gets serious. He's still pretty funny.
* PunchClockHero: Points it out when Gorman asks him about the xenotunnels.
-->You tell me, I only work here.
* {{Retirony}}: [[spoiler:He was only four weeks away from being out.]]
* 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 theorises the nature of the Xenomorph's insect ecology as well.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: He's a whiny spaz for most of the movie. Then his unit starts dropping. And so do his balls.
%%* TookALevelInKindness
* VerbalTic: Man, Hudson says 'Man' a lot, man.
* YouShallNotPass: It doesn't take.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Vasquez]]
!!Pvt. Vasquez
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Vasquez_Jeanette_3904.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Look, man. I only need to know one thing: Where they are."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Jeannette Goldstein

->'''Hudson:''' Hey, Vasquez, you ever been mistaken for a man?
->'''Vasquez:''' No, have [[InsultBackfire you]]?

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

{{Trope Namer|s}} for VasquezAlwaysDies.
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* ActionGirl: Vasquez is a BloodKnight with a massive gun, always willing to throw herself into the action.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Rather butch, and has a woman's name tattooed on her arm. Some of the looks she gives Ripley and Drake could be interpreted in certain ways.
* {{Badass}}: Vasquez kills scores of aliens, never shows any fear and enjoys combat.
* BashBrothers: With Drake, her fellow M56 Smart Gun operator. Later, she settles into a quieter BashBrothers relationship with Hudson.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler:Along with Gorman, they blow themselves up instead of facing death by Xenomorph.]]
* TheBigGuy: When the team gets whittled down. Vasquez always carries the {{BFG}} and provides most of the suppressing fire.
* BloodKnight: ''"I only need to know one thing: where they are."''
* 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.
* {{Brownface}}: A badass Latina, played by a Jewish woman.
* ButchLesbian: Maybe. See AmbiguouslyGay.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Chin-ups and a demolishing comeback against Hudson immediately establish her tomboyish martial prowess, her sharp tongue and her comradeship with Drake.
%%* GratuitousSpanish
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Her and Gorman.]]
* ItHasBeenAnHonor: In her cantankerous style, her LastWords "You always were an asshole, Gorman" also carry the implication of such an acknowledgment. She also gives Gorman the "power grip", her ritual for greeting and departure she only shared with the chosen few like Drake.
* TheLadette: She's noticeably the butchest female in the film.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Nice Job Shooting that Alien With Exploding Rounds and Killing Your Boyfriend, Vasquez.
** Of course, if she hadn't shot the alien probably would have gotten him anyway.
** This leads to a minor HeroicBSOD where she wants to go back for him, but circumstances prevent her from doing so.
* SpicyLatina: Through a FakeNationality. Jennette Goldstein is actually Jewish.
* SurvivorsGuilt: She was the one who shot the alien attacking Drake, spraying his face with acid.
* TankTopTomboy: The quintessential butch chick in the franchise, and first depicted in a tank top doing chin-ups.
* YouShallNotPass: [[spoiler:Achieved through a HeroicSacrifice.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Drake]]
!!Pvt. Drake
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Drake__454.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"They ain't payin' us enough for this, man."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Mark Rolston

The smartgunning partner of Vasquez. The two marines shared a special bond.
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%%* {{Badass}}
* BashBrothers: With Vasquez.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Also with Vasquez.
* {{BFG}}: Like Vasquez, he wields a massive smart-gun.
* TheBigGuy: Don't mess with Drake...or he'll mess you up.
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:With his intimidating appearance, {{BFG}} and BashBrothers relationship with Vasquez, Drake seems like he'll be pretty tough. He goes down like the other marines, proving just how dangerous the aliens are.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Bishop]]
!!Bishop
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Bishop__3807.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"I prefer the term "Artificial Person" myself."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/LanceHenriksen

-->''"Not bad for a...human."''

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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* AlienBlood: White, in a CallBack to the first film, as shown in his RoboticReveal.
* ArtificialHuman: He's even [[BloodierAndGorier gooey inside]].
* BadassBaritone: It's Lance Henriksen. Of course he has this.
** 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]].
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Bishop swoops in to save Ripley and Newt when the Queen corners them.]]
* CastingGag: Lance Henriksen was Creator/JamesCameron's first choice for the role of the T-800 in ''Film/TheTerminator'', which may have impacted his decision to cast Henriksen as a ''friendly'' cyborg in this movie.
* TheCavalry: For Ripley and Hicks.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* 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.
* EncyclopaedicKnowledge: Part of the job of military synthetics is to be a "generic expert" in a wide variety of fields, and such are programmed with a wide array of knowledge. This allows them to be consulted when the unit has need of specialized information (as they might when fighting on exo-planets they may know nothing about) that a typical grunt would not be expected to know.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Immediately followed up by HalfTheManHeUsedToBe.]]
* MadeOfPlasticine: The alien queen quite literally rips him in half. Good thing androids aren't susceptible to shock. Or blood loss. [[AllThereInTheManual However, The Colonial Marines Technical Manual]] notes that androids are in many ways more delicate than humans, especially their artificial musculature, justifying the trope.
* NiceGuy: [[JustifiedTrope Military synthetics are built for it]], as their appearance and manner have been calculated to make them approachable, trustworthy, and non-threatening as a means of fostering unit cohesion.
* NonActionGuy: He hands back the pistol that Hudson gives him do to his non-hostile programing while getting ready to crawl into the conduit to the relay station. [[AllThereInTheManual Supplemental materials]] note that combat androids are forbidden by international treaty, so military synthetics are restricted to non-action support roles, like medics, pilots, or general information experts to consult.
* RedHerringMole: Ripley (and by extension the audience) are very suspicious of Bishop due to the previous experience with Ash, not to mention his somewhat creepy mannerisms.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: Not only does he look like a perfectly average human, but he's one of the most genuinely likable characters in the film. Justified by his design criteria: most military androids are built to seem non-threatening, calm, and trustworthy in order to integrate better with their unit and help foster squad cohesion.
* RoboticReveal: Played with. He cuts himself with his knife trick, and the white fluid reveals to Ripley (and the audience) that he's a robot. Everyone else already knew though.
* TheSmartGuy: Just part of the territory when you're an android.
* ThreeLawsCompliant: He quotes the First Law almost verbatim.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Bishop is part of a series of androids who are programmed to easily integrate with human society and is obliged to help his human companions, whether he wants to or not. However, he is undoubtedly self-aware and capable of formulating his own decisions. It is ambiguous whether or not Bishop's courageous actions throughout the film are entirely the result of his programming or his own conscious decisions.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ferro]]
!!Corp. Ferro
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Ferro_6030.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"We're in the pipe, five by five..."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Colette Hiller

The dropship pilot. She stayed with the craft during the alien ambush.
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* AcePilot: Her official role in the marine unit.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:A minor case, but she was kind of a dick to Spunkmeyer.]]
* CoolShades: She wears nifty reflective aviator shades while flying.
* DangerDeadpan: An excellent example thereof.
* DangerTakesABackseat: [[spoiler:An alien pops up behind her while she's flying.]]
* IceQueen: She's pretty cool and collected to the point of being rude to Spunkmeyer.
* {{Jerkass}}: Mildly, due to her IceQueen persona.
* NotNowKiddo: She ''really'' should have listened to Spunkmeyer...
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dietrich]]
!!Corp. Dietrich
->'''Played By:''' Cynthia Dale Scott

-->''"Maybe they don't show up on infra red at all."''

The marines' medic.
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* FateWorseThanDeath: 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. Later manages to kill it - unfortunately, "it" in this case is Frost.
%%* MauveShirt
* TheMedic: For the marines.
* TheSmartGuy: Makes some intelligent observations (Such as speculating that the Aliens don't show up on infrared.).
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Frost]]
!!Pvt. Frost
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Frost_468.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"What do you expect us to use man, harsh language?"'']]
->'''Played By:''' Ricco Ross

-->''"Man, I'm telling you, I got a bad feeling about this drop."''

A trooper and rifleman. Frost was the driver of the unit's APC and seemed to have a good friendship with some of the marines, especially Hicks.
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%%* {{Badass}}
* BlackBestFriend: To Hicks.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[spoiler:He's the second marine to die, burned alive by Dietrich when an alien grabs her from behind.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: "Guess she don't like the cornbread either."
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:How he goes down.]]
%%* MauveShirt
* TheLancer: for Hicks, but not for long.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Spunkmeyer]]
!!Pvt. Spunkmeyer
->'''Played By:''' Daniel Kash

-->''"What's this crap supposed to be?"''

The dropship chief weapons officer who worked often with Ferro.
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* DangerDeadpan: He has moments of this in the cockpit.
* TheLoad: How Ferro seems to view him.
%%* MauveShirt
* TooDumbToLive: You see evidence of an Alien in your ship, you do ''not'' seal yourself in. Granted, he wasn't with the team that first went in, so it doesn't seem very likely he knew what the secretion in the dropship actually was.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Crowe]]
!!Pvt. Crowe
->'''Played By:''' Tip Tipping

->''"You always say that Frost, you always say, I got a bad feeling about this drop..."''

Rifleman in the Marine squad.
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* CassandraTruth: "I got a bad feeling about this drop." Frost, you have ''no'' idea how right your are.
* CurseCutShort: Averted, he actually has enough time to swear before the ammo blows.
* TheQuietOne: Only speaks twice, the first time he's offscreen and is inaudible the second time.
%%* RedShirt
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Wierzbowski]]
!!Pvt. Wierzbowski
->'''Played By:''' Trevor Steedman

Flamethrower operator in the Marine squad.
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* TheBigGuy: Seriously, he's pretty darn big. Apone even sends him off alone when in the colony.
* KillItWithFire: Wields a flamethrower as his weapon of choice.
* RedShirt: Exists basically to fill space and then go down.
* TheVoiceless: Doesn't talk, only screams.
[[/folder]]

!Other Characters

[[folder:Newt]]
!!Rebecca "Newt" Jorden
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Rebecca_Jorden_2119.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"My mommy always said there were no monsters, no real ones, but there are."'']]
->'''Played By:''' Carrie Henn

-->''"They mostly come at night. Mostly..."''

The only survivor amongst the colonists of LV-426. She had been living in the air ducts within the compound and was discovered by the marines after they picked her up on the motion tracker.
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* ActionSurvivor: And completely by herself, at the age of 8.
* BrokenBird: She's thoroughly scarred from her experiences.
%%* TheChick
* CuteMute: At first, when she doesn't say anything.
* DamselInDistress: Arguably. Justified since, hey, 8-year-old.
* DoNotCallMePaul: "My name's Newt. Nobody calls me Rebecca."
* FragileSpeedster: Being an 8-year-old girl, she's no fighter, but the reason she survived so long (and what keeps her alive throughout the film) is her ability to quickly weave her way through air ducts and underneath grates.
* GenreSavvy: She has to be in order to survive. She knows from personal experience what the Aliens are capable of and [[{{Foreshadowing}} correctly predicts]] that the presence of the Colonial Marines "[[PoliceAreUseless won't make any difference]]."
%%* HeroicBSOD
* LittleMissBadass: She managed to survive the Xenomorph threat for ''weeks''.
* MoralityPet: Helps Ripley shed her cynical shell to reveal her gooey MamaBear center.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Only her brother called her Rebecca.
* SoleSurvivor: The only survivor amongst the colonists of LV-426.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler:Poor kid doesn't make it through the dropship crash in ''3''.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Burke]]
!!Carter J. Burke
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Carter_J_Burke_5746.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Busy little creatures, huh?"'']]
->'''Played By:''' Paul Reiser

-->''"I'm Burke. Carter Burke. I work for the company. But don't let that fool you, I'm really an okay guy."''

[[CorruptCorporateExecutive Corporate executive and the Special Projects Director]] for Weyland-Yutani who befriended Ripley at the Gateway Station following her return from hypersleep. 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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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Burke is killed by an alien when they break through. Nobody mourns.]]
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Carter is the main human antagonist of ''Aliens''. By sending the colonists to investigate the crashed Engineer ship without any warning or basic information, he becomes responsible for the aliens overrunning the colony and the subsequent events of the film. And then he goes even further, plotting to kill the marines and smuggle the alien back for the company.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: He pretends to be a ReasonableAuthorityFigure at first, showing sympathy to Ripley and generally being pretty polite. However, he gradually reveals himself to be a greedy opportunist.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Burke is ''very'' interested in making it to the executive washroom and will do anything to ensure his rise... even if it playing with other people's lives.
* DeadpanSnarker: He's fond of patronizing sarcasm during dire situations.
-->''"Maybe we could build a fire, sing a couple of songs, huh? Why don't we try that?"''
* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler:When the aliens break into the colony, Burke makes a run for it. He even locks the door behind him, either out of cowardice or just because it was a nice opportunity to get rid of the witnesses to his attempted crime.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: He actually does a good job of acting like a benevolent figure, before the magnitude of what he's done (and tries to do) comes to light. At its earliest, it's seen when he protests the decision to nuke the site from orbit.
-->'''Burke:''' This is a multi-million dollar installation, okay? He can't make that kind of decision, he's just a grunt! [to Hicks] Ah, no offense.
-->'''Hicks:''' [[DeadpanSnarker None taken.]]
* GratuitousSpanish: When explaining the issue with the primary heat exchangers to Gorman.
-->''"Look, this whole station is basically a big fusion reactor...right? So you're talkin' about a thermonuclear explosion and "Adiós, muchachos.""''
* {{Greed}}: His motivation for pretty much every move he makes. Ripley calls him out on it.
-->'''Ripley:''' You know, Burke, I don't know which species is worse. You don't see them fucking each other over for a goddamn percentage.
%%* ItsAllAboutMe
* JustThinkOfThePotential: Averted, actually. The company certainly holds this view in regard to the alien, but Burke is strictly a money-orientated individual who thinks of the aliens only in terms of what they can profit him, never showing any interest in what the company would use the alien ''for''.
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Burke is killed by one of the aliens on the Colony; fitting, considering he's responsible for the alien outbreak to begin with.]]
* LackOfEmpathy: His response to Ripley's accusation of murdering 157 colonists? Administration complications and profit margins.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Paul Reiser laments having played a character ''so hateful'' that ''his own mother'' whispered "good" when the Aliens killed him.
* NeverMyFault: He tries to escape blame for the alien outbreak at the Colony when Ripley confronts him.
-->''"Okay, look. What if that ship didn't even exist, huh? Did you ever think about that? I didn't know! So now, if I went in and made a major security issue out of it, everybody steps in. Administration steps in, and there are no exclusive rights for anybody; nobody wins. So I made a decision and it was... wrong. It was a bad call, Ripley, it was a bad call."''
%%* OnlyInItForTheMoney
%%* {{Slimeball}}
%%* SmugSnake
%%* TheSociopath
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!!Van Leuwen
->'''Played By:''' Paul Maxwell

->''"Thank you, that will be all."''

The chairman of the Interstellar Commerce Commission board that reviewed Ripley's case concerning the destruction of the Nostromo. He dismissed her claims, revoked her flight license and submitted her for psychological evaluations.
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* HeadInTheSandManagement: While Ripley's story is certainly pretty unprecedented, he refuses to entertain the possibility that [[CassandraTruth it was not something she just hallucinated or made up]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Is less than understanding of what Ripley has been through and pretty much disbelieves everything she says about the xenomorph.
* KarmaHoudini: If he had any involvement in having the colonists investigate the derelict ship, we don't see him get any comeuppance.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Strips Ripley of her flight license because she showed "questionable judgement" in destroying the ore shipment in order to kill the xenomorph, which he thinks is made up anyway.
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