Xenomorphs are able to impregnate human hosts through sexual reproduction just fine, and often do so when the facehugger/chest-burster method is unfeasible.Several sources corroborate this. A scrapped scene in the first Alien movie has a drone raping a human soldier. In the Aliens: Book II comics, it's mentioned that random drones are created on occasion to specifically mate with the Queen, fighting to the death among themselves for survival of the fittest and the privilege and being snuffed out by the Queen (like with Praying Mantises or Black Widow Spiders) after the deed. The Stan Winston Creations version of the Alien Drone was to be included with a torso-length penis, and the hybrid "Newborn" Xenomorph in Alien: Resurrection was to be hermaphroditic, with both sets of genitals. Clearly, the phallic references in the movies weren't meant to stop at innuendo, but to be shown as another aspect of Xenomorph reproduction outside the chest-bursters and facehuggers. Facehuggers are needed because they're the primary form of reproduction; the drones mate with the Queen to produce them, but they can rape and impregnate human hosts themselves if the facehugger/chest-burster method cannot be implemented.
The Xenomorphs are a biological weapon.Every facet of them seems specifically designed to wipe out any colony, starship, or large planet their eggs are dropped on. This is a few steps shy of canon; canon does not rule out their evolving this way. But, given their efficiency, this is more probable.
The Xenomorphs are the descendants of the Bugs from Starship Troopers.After losing their first war with Humans, they adapted. They got rid of the Brain Bug (which was clearly an idiot anyway). They developed a more streamlined shape somewhat similar to their foes (jaws, hands, bipedalism), acid blood for close defence, and a method of reproduction that involved using their enemies to their own advantage. Meanwhile, humanity spread further out into space until they had to use coldsleep chambers on long-range starships. Earth's world government dissolved into national governments; the resulting wars caused their military forces to re-acquire tactical skills.
The Predators were created by the same race that made the Aliens, to hunt them down after they'd gotten out of hand.The Predators definitely have some kind of relationship with the Aliens. The fact that their blood is able to neutralize the Aliens' acid blood can't be coincidence.
The Aliens are an evolutionary combination of a dinosaur and a jellyfish.The non-Facehugger Xenomorphs can quite easily be seen to fit, say, the model of a velociraptor, though tweaked into something a bit more disturbing. Where, then, does the Jellyfish come from? Jellies, along with Anenomes, Coral, and Hydra, are Cnidarians. Cnidarians are notable in that most of them have a life cycle that involves two different types of organism, though one is usually dominant. Instead of "impregnating" humans, Facehuggers (the Zygote form of the Xenomorph Cnidatian) shoot out a Larva which develops into a parasitic polyp which buds a single Chestburster before dying with its host.
The Aliens are tumors.Instead of eggs, the Face-huggers "impregnate" their hosts with a mutagen that causes a growth to form inside the body. In Real Life, sometimes people develop growths called teratomas which contain things like teeth or vestigial organs which have formed inside them due to weird genetic phenomena. The Aliens use a controlled form of this process, causing a growth that develops teeth, bones, and organs; it eventually becomes capable of living apart from its host, rips its way out, & grows into a monstrous killing machine. This explains why Aliens grown from different species have different characteristics, which doesn't make much sense if they're just eggs implanted parasitically.
The Aliens are lower-level Anti-Spirals.First contact with the xenomorphs occurred shortly after interstellar travel became feasible. They automatically attack humans, but ignore animals such as good old Jonesy.
The Aliens are the victims in the films, not the villains.If you think about it, in all of the films, the aliens are never shown as malevolent, nor do they do anything that's evil. They're just creatures trying to survive. We never see what happens if the Xenomorphs themselves are left in peace, do we? No, instead what we see is what happens when or after another life-form enters their territory.
An Alien Queen might be a decent enough sort if she were raised right.Related to the 'the Aliens are the victims' theory above, something we need to remember is that the queen of the hive, at least, is intelligent. Granted the aliens we've seen have been monsters that hunted humans, with a horrifying reproductive cycle. But consider the aliens we've seen: the alien in the first film was a drone, which appear to be nonsentient due to their willingness to Zerg Rush. Without a queen, it was simply operating on its (very very lethal) instincts. Then in Aliens, we have a queen who is essentially a feral child: we never learn at what point the swarm of drones overtaking the colony developed a queen, but it must have been after the first drones started hatching. From the time she was born she was fighting humans, and shortly thereafter she was entirely alone. Small wonder she went insane: you could almost parallel her situation to Newt's, except that Newt was 'older'. In the third it's just drones again, and in the fourth the queen had been raised in a lab being experimented on and tortured. In that case she wasn't too innocent to know better, she had LEARNED that Humans Are the Real Monsters. But raising xemonmorphs using animals as hosts, and actually raising the Queen instead of letting her grow up a Psychopathic Manchild with good reason to hate humans, might work out just fine. As long as the queen agrees that you can't use people as hosts there's really no more problem: she can raise other Queens herself, and the aliens can actually form a society with humans and each other (on a hive to hive basis). It's like Digger says: someone must teach them to be good.
The Xenomorphs are descended from the remnants of the last Tyranid invasion.The Tyranids are a hyperevolutionary race - they adjust and adapt to any and all threats after they've been identified by hurling wave after wave of expendable 'nids at whatever obstacle they're facing. They've been strongly implied to have swept other galaxies clean of biomass to consume. What if they missed a couple of worlds and left a few Lictors lying around? What manner of killing machine would they eventually evolve into? Small nests of Tyranids are hardly unknown in the 40K universe. The Alien Queens descended from Hive Tyrants and Tyranid warriors in an attempt to re-establish the Hive-Mind, while the drones are the descendants of Gaunts. Come the 41st Millenium, the 'nids proper will return and begin the cycle anew.
Golic from Alien 3 is the Eighth DoctorHe hasn't really killed anyone and is just on the prison planet for some Doctor-ish reason. He fabricated his records. Then he went insane for a bit. We never saw him die onscreen, at least not in the theatrical cut. We never saw the Eighth Doctor regenerate. Maybe there is an Alien with Time Lord powers out there - a Doctor!Alien.
The facehuggers and adult xenomorphs are envelopes to keep multiple eggs with predetermined shapes alive until they can find a species of the proper shape.The eggs are already there, fertilized and mostly developed. The facehuggers are released based on the most common local genotypes in an effort to make it easier for the aliens to attack a given species shape. There are four-legged, muzzled aliens, two-legged aliens with a vertical-opening mouth set roughly parallel with the rest of their face, and another type with two legs and tentacles out of its head. Depending on what you believe about the predator-alien connection, predaliens may be the original form of the xenomorphs, and humanlike aliens the mid-stage adjustment between predaliens and the future humaliens. It was developed as a useful survival trait because the species the aliens originally attacked species with no sense of the Uncanny Valley, a rare trait possibly unique to humans. Being about the right shape made the aliens seem more trustworthy instead of scarier.
The xenomorphs can convert energy into matter.We only see them growing to full size at the absurd speeds they do in places with electricity and a temple built for the purpose of raising xenomorphs for Predators to hunt. The temple provides energy through its design, and xenomorphs elsewhere just plug their tails into electrical sockets or something. This is how they get so damn big without consuming at least a human and a half of biomass.
Aliens are creations of Elder GodsThey fits perfectly as one of the lesser races from Cthulhu Mythos.
Alien blood has high levels of Chlorine Trifluoride.
This colourless, poisonous, corrosive and very reactive gas condenses to a pale-greenish yellow liquid, the form in which it is most often sold (pressurized at room temperature).Xenomorph blood is a pale greenish yellow liquid, and it's held pressurized in their bodies. And it steams at ambient temperature.
The Alien lifecycle explained!Theory that attempts to explain all the various oddities of the creatures, incorporating some of the previous WMG.
Aliens is a wildly historically inaccurate, racially insensitive account of what happened on Pandora.They got the very broad strokes correct — a mining company hires a bunch of ex-marines, they fight aliens on an alien planet, they blow the place up and flee — but thought it'd make a better story if the marines were heroes, the aliens were vicious monsters, and the retreat was victory rather than failure. At least they correctly characterised the company as a bunch of dicks.
Weyland-Yutani wants to use the Xenomorphs against the Na'vi.After being kicked off Pandora by Jake and the Na'vi, RDA starts looking for the perfect weapon to retake Pandora. Eventually, they get in touch with Weyland-Yutani, and learn about the Xenomorphs; a parasitic disease that can decimate biological species and use them to breed more xenomorphs is the perfect weapon to use against Pandora's living defences. If xenomorphs 'accidentally' found their way onto Pandora, they could impregnate/destroy every Pandoran species, giving RDA an excuse to exterminate the moon from orbit, and leave nothing but unobtainium behind. RDA offers a tantalizingly huge amount of money to Weyland-Yutani for xenomorph specimens, and this fuels their desire to acquire them.
The Xenomorph queen from Alien vs. Predator is still alive.Quite simple really, we have no reason to believe sub-zero temperatures or drowning will kill a xenomorph (the ones kicked into space could be alive too). It is my belief that they "killed" the queen this way, in order to have the queen lay eggs on the ocean floor, creating some sort of shark-xenomorph, and then having a Alien vs. Jaws crossover.
The aliens' acid blood isn't blood.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.
The aliens are a Series V lifeform.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. Art Major Biology, indeed.
The Predators chose Humans as the host for their Aliens meant for rite of passage because Humankind is so damn usefulFor some reason, us Humans have the perfect physiology to host Aliens. We are big and strong and full of enough nutrition to make for a good challenge over smaller, weaker lifeforms (bipedalism, intelligence, affinity for climbing) but still weak enough to not completely steamroll over the breeding stock or Predator Trainees within a day (Using their own Predators would be dangerous, since your average Predator can take down elephants with their bare hands, imagine that power added to that of an armoured Velociraptor, along with AVP: Requiem shows that Predaliens are very powerful.). Effectively, we are the plastic of Alien breeding options.
The Predators chose Humans as the host for their Aliens becaue we're the second baddest mofos out thereWe've already seen a human beat a Predator one on one before, we can presume that humans have occasionally beaten Predators in the past. This has caused them to have a deep respect for humans as hunters. That is why they choose humans as the hosts as opposed to just choosing a planet full of cattle or dogs.
Their are two advantages:
1. The extra sport of facing humans as well as aliens
2. If the candidates do fail the trials the humans have a reasonable chance of confining the aliens in time for the Predators to nuke the place before the planet is overwhelmed.
The Space Jockeys created the xenomorphs to fight a war against the Predators.However, they ultimately lost, possibly due to the xenomorphs themselves. Afer the war, the Predators saw what excellent killing machines the xenos were and decided to breed and hunt them.
The Aliens have three possible adult forms1)Queen (as seen in Aliens, Resurection and AvP)
2)Ordinary Adult (as seen in every movie after the first)
3)Fertile Adult (as seen in Alien)
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:
The Alien didn't kill LambertShe had a heart attack and died. Up until that encounter the Alien hadn't actually killed anyone, only cacooning them and turned them into eggs, so why would it kill Lambert for no reason? Lambert likely did end up violated by the Alien in some way but not in a fatal way.
The Aliens give off some weird pheromone/supernatural aura/whatever that causes intense greed in certain peopleAlmost every time people encounter the xenomorphs, some person decides that, not only is there a potential profit to be made from them, but that the potential profit is worth killing their fellow humans for, despite how that affects their chances for survival. Not only that, but it also tends to push certain people to ignore the social mentality in humans and look out only for themselves.
Alien, Blade Runner, Predator and Avatar take place in the same Universe.The nature of the synthetics, the attitude of humans towards anything nonhuman (and the mutually returned hostility) makes for a thread that crosses each of these settings with disturbingly similar themes.
Skynet engineered the Xenomorphs and PredatorsThis may seem a bit wacky, but bear with me. Both the Predator and the Alien share a mixture of human, insect, and reptilian traits. Skynet built a spaceship capable of faster-than-light travel (using a slightly modified time machine) to seed the Galaxy with Artificial intelligence. The ship contained raw genetic material and blueprints needed to make both species, but each serves a specific purpose; The Predators were intended to build another Skynet, and the Aliens were intended to provide incentive to do so. However, Solar wind damaged the ship's CPU and caused it to land on the Space Jockey homeworld circa 1024 AD. The Space Jockeys were at a 21st century level of technological advancement, and the crashed ship accelerated their advancement. However, the actual time machine itself was wrecked to the point that reverse-engineering would be fruitless. The Genetic material for the Aliens and Predators survived, and the Space Jockeys used them as tools of war, both of which rebelled against their creators.
Both the Alien and Predator are symbols of masculinity.The Xenomorph is obviously a Freudian symbol of masculinity, representing subconscious male urges, such as the desire for sex and food. The Xenomorphs are designed with H.R. Giger's Freudian symbolism in mind (facehuggers are essentially mobile genitals that force themselves into the host) and their method of reproduction involves rape followed by violent impregnation. The Xenomorph is a personification of a man's Id. The Predator is harder to explain, but could be summed up as the superego. (Someone please help me with this one.)
Aliens are straw feminine symbols while Predators are straw masculine symbols.Aliens stay close to base (stay at home), have babies, and the movies repeatedly emphasize their blood (this emphasis is recurring, if you will). Predators go out and hunt (bring home the bacon), impale things with their mighty spears, and spend most of their time playing with their fancy, over-engineered toys. The Xenomorphs are also much more smoothly designed, while the Predators are spartans built for blunt utility rather than being as lithe as their counterparts. There are a few things that show the blending of gender by using criss-crossed sexual imagery, such as the Aliens' penis-skulls (their tails from the original concept art were either removed or toned down) and the Predators' vagina-faces.
Aliens are Straw Masculine symbols, Predators are Straw Feminist symbols.Predators are tough, agile, and clever, and one of the most important facts humans know about them is if they "bleed", you can kill them. They rely on training and reason to defeat their foes, and of course you can't forget that face. Aliens, meanwhile, are one enormous phallic symbol from tail to head, or "glans" if you prefer, using their sheer power and feral instincts to overpower and outflank any foe. Their chief weapon, aside from their caustic body fluids is their ability, and desire, to impregnate absolutely anything they encounter.
Rule 34 is involved with this somehow...I just know it. There's something in here.
Jonesy the cat led the xenomorph to its victims.Think about it. The cat was present at more than one of the deaths in the film. One could even say it was the catalyst.
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 investigationAll 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.
Weyland-Yutani was created as a result of the events surrounding the AvP movies.Weyland Industries discovered the pyramid created by the Predator aliens. In the sequel, a gun from a Predator was given to a Ms. Yutani. 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 leads to the first Alien movie.
Michael Bishop from Alien³ is a descendant of Charles Bishop Weyland.
The little girl in Alien vs Predator: Requiem is the ancestor of...
Pvt. "Game over, man!" Hudson is a descendant of Jerry Lambert from Predator 2.They're both played by Bill Paxton.
Prometheus is set in the Alien universe.The movie started out as an Alien prequel and just because it doesn't have 'Alien' in its title doesn't mean it has to be completely unrelated to Alien.
It really doesn't take all that long for a facehugger to implant a hostFacehuggers 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.
Ripley's daughter had a child.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 Mc Laren, 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. And what became of the child? Ellen Ripley's forgotten grandson? He was adopted by the Jorden family, who christened him Russ. Little Russ grew up, fell in love, got married, had a daughter, then took his family to join an offworld colony called Hadley's Hope, located on the asteroid LV-246. Then, one day (in another scene restored in the DVD releases of Aliens), Russ was instructed to investigate a nearby derelict ship... and impregnated by a facehugger. Since he was the first human in Hadley's Hope to be impregnated, it can be presumed that the Alien Queen seen later in the film was born from his body. 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.
AvP:R is a fictional horror movie set in the modern day, made in the era of the original Alien franchise.I'm glad to let AvP be part of canon but I will be facehugged before I let this thing into continuity as anything more than a parody.
The Colonial Marines in Aliens were always used primarily as a method of ridding colonies of troublesome wildlife.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.
This entire films is just a futuristic retelling of a slave ship revolt story.Look at this....you have a handful of white people, with their black helper, kidnap an alien and bring it aboard. When it misbehaves they try to kill it again and again with what they have available. The ship is enormous and is designed to carry "cargo." Eventually the "alien" succeeds in getting revenge on his kidnappers and even tries to escape back with the lone survivor only to be cast away into space.
The Xenomorphs are one of many, many aliens that exist in this universe.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.
Prometheus is still a prequel to AlienThey 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.
Alien inherit the Law of Conservation from their human "parent".When on their own as seen in Alien and Alien 3, Xenomorphs can do a lot of damage. In Aliens, when in large numbers they're barely effective. I theorize that this is because once a Xeno is on its own it is using the very human mindset of "survival at any cost." That's when they're at their smartest and that's when they are at their deadliest. In large numbers or when near the hive/Queen, they tend to suck. This, along with other traits that their host had, I believe are directly inherited.
The Xenomorph is the chest burster/pharyngeal jaw mouth, and it can convert anything to biomass.The 'mini mouth' has not changed from when it bursts out of a human chest. Once it's grown enough, though, it can create its own support body merely by absorbing the materials around it, natural or manufactured. Being an evolutionary creature, it has an optimised idea of a hunting body, and that body is Giger's alien. But no two accumulations of biomass can be the same, which is why the aliens tend to look different. The reason that the Xenomorphs blend so damn well into the derelict/Colony walls is that its body is composed of it. If you look at Giger's design, the creature looks like it's just an appendage of the background.
The Androids are Behind It All.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 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 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.
All the films after Aliens are a hypersleep dream as they head back to earth, safe and sound.There. Happier ending for Aliens.
The inevitable Time Lord WMG....
Weyland-Yutani is being controlled by another, different, alien.Maybe it came to earth and is hiding, WY is its front. It wants to use the xenomorph as a weapon against its enemies (both on Earth and beyond) and has all these wonderful smart humans to keep sending after them. One of them will surely get it right and control one eventually.
The series is a sequel to The Last StarfighterThe only support for this is a mention of "the Frontier" and is mainly mentioned because of the awesomeness of the idea. Perhaps the future starship technology was given to humans by the Star League.
Xenomorphs are the lovechildren of [[Warhammer40000 Slaneesh and the Tyranids.]] Explaining both the freakish biology and rape symbolism.