Characters: Aliens: Colonial Marines


Cpl. Christopher Winter

Voiced by: Derek Phillips

Peter O'Neal

Bella Clarison

Voiced by: Nisa Ward

  • Action Girl
  • Badass Normal
  • Chest Burster: She's infected with one. And it ends up killing her.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Bella is eventually killed in typical gruesome fashion by the Chest Burster, despite the efforts to try and save her.
    • Worse, O'neal could have spared her such a death with a mercy kill but was content to keep talking while it was bursting out of her body.
  • Dead Woman Walking / Your Days Are Numbered: When we're introduced to her it's clear she's been infected with a chestburster and time is not on her side. Though initially denying that's there's any problem due to not knowing about what Aliens do, Bishop informs her she's going to die and might only have hours to live.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Upon finding out that even if the monster within her is removed there would be no hope of survival, Bella gracefully accepts her fate and bravely endures the agony of its birth as she is promised the survival of her remaing comrades by O'Neal.
  • Face Full of Alien Wing-Wong: Comes round to find herself choking on a dead facehugger.
  • Fetus Terrible: She becomes increasingly fearful of the monster inside her, especially when she begins to feel it move.
    Bella: "I can...I can feel it moving..."
  • Genre Blind: Wakes up gagging on a dead facehugger and believes she's fine. Though it's strongly implied to be denial due to fear than actually being that naive.
    • Actually its neither, well maybe a bit of naive there but the marines do not have knowledge about the threat, its only weeks after Aliens and Xenomorphs are not public knowledge (at the time if one includes the comics) and while its possible the marines could have read Ripley's report, fact is, Bella may simply have not known at all what happened to her.
  • Hope Spot: There's a slim chance they can save Bella from her fate. It turns out even removing a Chest Burster isn't enough, the damage to the hosts organs are fatal regardless.
  • Military Maverick: More so than Winter. Not only does she ignore direct orders from a superior officer but later threatens said officer with a gun with no punishment. Of course Cruz knows shes already certain to die and needs her to help Winter and O'Neal on what amounts to a suicide mission.
  • Space Marine
  • Vasquez Always Dies

Capt. Jeremy Cruz

Voiced by: Jason Douglas

  • A Father to His Men: Even if his version is "The Needs of the Many Outweigh The Needs of the Few", he really does love the men and women under his command like one.
  • Badass Normal
  • The Chains of Commanding: There are several instances when he makes tough calls that do not sit well with his Marines and he freely admits they were not pleasant choices to make. But in the end many of his decisions are arguably the only reason any of them stand a chance of getting out alive.
  • Good Is Not Nice
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Cruz sacrifices himself at the end of the final mission to kill the Queen xenomorph that's attacking Winter in the cargo bay of Michael Weyland's personal ship.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: His justification for misleading Winter and O'Neal about their chances for saving Bella. He also admitted it was a miracle they even succeeded in their true goal and he hadn't expected them to return at all. In the end he weighed the slim chance of saving dozens of his marines against the likely loss of two and decided it was worth the deception.
  • It Has Been an Honor: Says this almost verbatim when the Sephora explodes.
    Cruz: "It's been an honor serving with you. God speed."
  • The Leader
  • Mission Control
  • Real Men Love Jesus: "I wake up in the morning thanking baby Jesus for every day I'm in the corps."
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He quickly calms the situation between Bella and Reid whilst also telling Reid her call was the right one. Even if she was ignored. Furthermore when Winter and O'Neal ask to go on a dangerous mission with Bella in an attempt to remove her Chest Burster he allows it, on the condition they gain intel of military value on the way. Though this turns out to be subverted in that he knew Bella was doomed. Cruz was actually interested in acquiring Weyland-Yutani's prisoner and a way off the planet for his surviving Marines.
  • Space Marine

Lt. Reid

Voiced by: Ashly Burch

  • Ace Pilot: The fact she's able to get Winter and company onto the surface LV-426 in one piece takes some pretty nifty flying, some luck and a crash landing good enough not kill them all.
  • Action Girl
  • Badass Normal
  • Badass in Distress: The Xenomorphs try to abduct her but fortunately Winter knows were they're headed and spares her Keyes and Bella's fate.
  • The Chick
  • Cool Shades
  • Coming In Hot: When crash landing on LV-426.
  • The Engineer: Manages to get communications up and running armed with nothing but her smarts.
    Reid: "Who's a badass?! I ran an illegal Comm Tower bypass with my bare hands!"
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Bella calls Reid out on not wanting to risk going after O'Neal when he was the one who wanted to save her ass in the same scenario.


Voiced by: Matthew Mercer

  • Badass in Distress: Found by Winter after he'd been captured by Xenomorphs and has to be cut free from the wall.
  • Chest Burster: He's killed by one after completing his mission to retrieve the flight recorder. He does take it with him though.
  • Dead Man Walking: Though he's unaware until the Chest Burster starts exploding out of him.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: He is reckless and endangers everyone. Its not hard to imagine that this could be the reason he ended up captured in the first place.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Didn't really do his fellow marines any favors by blowing up the umbilical bridge they were still crossing. Telling them to shoot him was a more logical solution. Somewhat understandable given the pain he was in at the time likely didn't allow much thinking on his part. He was also carrying the flight recorder that they went to so much trouble to get.
  • Reckless Sidekick: Destroys an entire dropship with a grenade because there's a few Xenomorphs near it. Much to Winter's annoyance. However he goes one step further when blowing himself up to kill his chestbuster, which proves even more disastrous for all involved.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: Keyes going back for the flight recorder proved to be for nothing as he blew himself up whilst in possession of it.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right: Ignores orders to abandon his mission to retrieve the Sulaco's flight recorder on the grounds he won't let allow his squadmate's deaths to have been for nothing. Winter agrees and tags along to aid him.
    • He personally ends killing more marines, and even more indirectly, first he blew up a dropship ( a possible escape for survivors) and then there's the senseless sacrifice, noted above.
  • Space Marine
  • Taking You with Me: When a chestbuster begins bursting out of him Keyes decides to blow himself up with a grenade. Unfortunately he's in the middle of crossing between the Sulaco and Sephora over an umbilical bridge, thus ends up killing a fellow marine and narrowly avoiding killing even more (including Winter) in the process.
  • Team Killer: Not intentional on his part but he does kill one of his fellow marines and endangers the lives of several more.

Cpl. Dwayne Hicks

Voiced by: Michael Biehn