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Superintendent Harold Andrews
Played By: Brian GloverThe warden of Fury 161. He often begins his addresses to the prisoners with the line "this is Rumor Control, here are the facts...". Andrews often mocked the prisoners behind their backs, calling them "Dillon's God Squad". He becomes increasingly annoyed with Ripley as she leaves the infirmary, and also takes this frustration out on Clemens, who he has never trusted.
- And There Was Much Rejoicing: Subverted. While no one particularly likes him, due to his position as Superintendent his death causes some problems.
- Deadpan Snarker: Mostly just with this line:"It's an eight foot creature of some kind, with acid for blood... And it arrived on your spaceship. It kills on sight and is generally unpleasant."
Francis Aaron AKA 85
Played By: Ralph BrownSuperintendent Andrews' assistant and serves as a prison guard. He is not a religious man because he believes that so long as he has a job he does not need faith, although he seems to have a lot of faith in Weyland-Yutani. At his arrival, several prisoners catch a glance at his personal file, discovering his IQ is only 85, which they began using as a nickname for him. Aaron will often respond by telling whoever said it to not do so again, but this is always ignored. He usually acts as Andrews' parrot, echoing his opinions without stating any of his own.
- Death Equals Redemption: While it does nothing but get him killed, him attacking Bishop with a pipe over one of his men shooting Morse argueably counts as him finally standing up against the Company.
- Embarrassing Nickname: The inmates call Aaron "85", which is his IQ.
- Malicious Misnaming: Calling Aaron "85" despite his dislike of the nickname.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Attempts to give one to the inmates regarding their plans to kill the xenomorph, but since none of them care what he thinks, it doesn't take.
- Too Dumb to Live: Attacking the guy leading a team of heavily-armed mercenaries with a pipe? Not a good idea.
- You Are in Command Now: He doesn't want the job, and nobody wants him for the job. So he quietly doesn't take the job.
Dr Jonathan Clemens
Played By: Charles Dance
"I really appreciate your affections. But I am aware that they deflected my question. In the nicest possible way, of course."The medical doctor of Fury 161. When Ripley crashes into the oil sea, he nurses her back to health and begins showing her around. He even starts a personal relationship with her, much to the annoyance of Andrews.
- The Atoner: Part of the reason he remained on Fiorina even after the company shut the prison down (the other, more obvious reason being that nobody else would hire him).
- Change the Uncomfortable Subject: Does this to, and has this done to him by Ripley.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Went to work in an ER stoned out of his gourd on morphine, and accidentally killed eleven accident victims with an overdose of painkillers.
- My Greatest Failure: Considers seven years in jail and a reduced medical license a light punishment for what he did.
Played By: Charles S. DuttonThe 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.
- 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: He fights a Xenomorph to a draw single-handedly before they're both doused in molten metal.
- 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'.
- 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.
- With Friends Like These...: Even after stopping some of them from attempting to rape Ripley, Dillon is still close to his prison buddies.
Played By: Danny Webb
"...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.
- Atomic F-Bomb: After Andrew gets killed by the Alien, Morse blurts out the only appropriate response left.
- Sole Survivor: Although wounded, he ends up being the only non-company person who makes it off the planet alive.
Played By: Paul McGann
"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.
- 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 PostlethwaiteAn older, more educated inmate.
- 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.
Ted 'Junior' Gillas
Played By: Holt McCallanyA 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.
- Attempted Rape: He's the leader of the group that attempted to rape Ripley when she went to get Bishop.
- Death Equals Redemption: In the Assembly Cut, he sacrifices himself to lead the xenomorph into the waste vault, allowing the other inmates to seal it in.
- Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: He and sex offender and is one of the people who attempted to gangrape Ripley.
- Tattooed Crook: His aforementioned teardrop tattoo.
Michael Bishop II
Played By: Lance Henriksen
"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
- Big "NO!": A very impressive one, when Ripley falls into the fires to stop the Company from getting the Alien Queen inside her.
- Robotic Reveal: Averted. While he tells the other people he's human, Aaron hits him in the head calling him a robot...causing him to bleed red. Strangely enough, he doesn't bleed ostensibly from the wound (with an ear hanging off, nothing less) nor looks dazed after receiving a smack that would have quite possibly killed a human of his physique, so many fans believe that he could be an android after all. In the Assembly Cut, he has a much more noticeable reaction.