This is a page listing characters in Alien³
For recurring characters in the entire series, see the main characters page
.Warning: here be heavy spoilerage.
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Fiorina- 161 Staff
Superintendent Harold Andrews
"This is rumor control, here are the facts..."
Played By: Brian Glover
Francis Aaron AKA 85
"Don't call me that."
Played By: Ralph Brown
Dr Jonathan Clemens
"So, do you still trust me with a needle?"
"I really appreciate your affections. But I am aware that they deflected my question. In the nicest possible way, of course."
A doctor that befriended Ripley in the first arc of the film, Clemens is the resident doctor of the prison.
Fiorina- 161 Inmates
Played By: Charles S. Dutton
The man who is unofficially in charge of the Fiorina-161 prison, Dillon holds his own against others and manages to take charge when the situation with the Xenomorph goes south.
- Badass: He fights a Xenomorph to a draw single-handedly.
- Badass Preacher
- Bald Black Leader Guy
- Bald of Awesome
- Better to Die Than Be Killed - Agrees to this with another character that is... pregnant.
- Celibate Hero: Dillion is the religious leader of the inmates, and it's mentioned early on in the film that the members of the religious sect have to take a vow of celibacy.
- Face Death with Dignity - His penultimate speech on this subject (of which the above quote is only a part).
- Heroic Sacrifice
- Offscreen Villainy: His past crimes are discussed, but by the time of the story he seems past all of that.
- Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: Despite being a past rapist and murderer himself, he considers it a serious breach of the prisoners' philosophy to do so anymore. He saves Ripley from a rape attempt by the other convicts and bashes them with a crowbar to do some 're-educating'.
- Religious Bruiser
- Sympathetic Murderer: Granted, this is only because we haven't seen the crimes he committed to end up on this prison planet in the first place...
- Think Nothing of It: A belligerent example:
Ripley: I just wanted to, um, say thanks for what you said at the funeral. My friends would have appreciated it.
Dillon: Yeah, well you don't wanna know me, lady. I'm a murderer and rapist of women.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Toward Ripley, sort of.
- With Friends Like These...: Even after stopping some of them from attempting to rape Ripley, Dillon is still close to his prison buddies.
"How about if I sit here on my ass?"
"...we ain't got no entertainment center, no climate control, no video system, no surveillance, no freezers, no fucking ice cream, no rubbers, no women, no guns. All we got here is shit!"
A loud and argumentative prisoner.
"In an insane world, a sane man must appear insane."
"It was a dragon! Feeds on minds. It was- nobody can stop it!"
A strange, unpredictable prisoner who is something of an outcast.
- Ax-Crazy: Was originally sent to prison for multiple violent murders. He mentions that he "knew lots of pretty girls, back home" and that they liked him "for a while".
- Apologetic Attacker: Apologizes (a little frantically) after slitting another prisoner's throat to get to the alien.
- Blood-Splattered Innocents: Well, sort of. He winds up splattered with a hell of a lot of blood through no fault of his own, so he's technically innocent. In that, at least.
- Cassandra Truth: Nobody believes him about the alien but Ripley. The rest think he murdered the others on his crew.
- The Cuckoolander Was Right: And is proven right in a really gruesome way.
- Insane Equals Violent
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: in the Assembly Cut, the prisoners actually did manage to trap the alien. Unfortunately Golic, who worships the thing as a kind of dragon, kills the guard and lets it out again. Oops.
- Psychopathic Manchild: He's easily excited, easily upset, and apologizes frantically to his murder victim like a misbehaving child.
- Talkative Loon: Halfway. He doesn't say a lot, but when he does speak, he tends to babble.
Played By: Pete Postlethwaite
An older, more educated inmate.
- Bald of Awesome
- Nice Guy
- Noodle Incident: When collecting chemical barrels with Ripley, he mentions witnessing the chemical's explosive properties firsthand. He doesn't go into much detail, but the blast was big enough to put a ship in dry dock for 17 weeks.
- Only Sane Man
Ted 'Junior' Gillas
Played By: Holt McCallany
A younger and more silent prisoner, sentenced for aggressive sexual crimes. He is easily recognizable via the teardrop tattoo he has below his right eye and the welding goggles he often wears.
Michael Bishop II
"Think of all we could learn from it!"
A Weyland-Yutani executive that the Bishop model was based off of, this Bishop wanted his hands on a Xenomorph