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.
Superintendent Harold Andrews
The 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.
- Catchphrase: "This is Rumor Control, here are the facts..."
- 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."
- Obstructive Bureaucrat: Doesn't believe in Ripley's tale, but his Surprisingly Sudden Death quickly convinces everyone else.
- Pet the Dog: In the novelization, he gives the oration at the funeral of Newt and Hicks.
- Wardens Are Evil: Averted; he's something of a Jerkass, but given the unique circumstances of the prison is hardly in a position to abuse his power.
Francis Aaron AKA 85
Superintendent 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
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.
- Sacrificial Lion: His amicable relationship with Ripley indicates he will play a large role, which is why his Surprisingly Sudden Death by the Dragon is a real indicator that things are getting serious.
- Surprisingly Sudden Death: The Alien suddenly shows up and kills him in the midst of a conversation with Ripley with little build up.
- Sympathetic Murderer: The "murderer" part is an exaggeration, but he was sent to Fury 161 for prescribing the wrong dosage of painkillers while he was drunk, indirectly killing eleven people. But he definitely counts as sympathetic, since what happened was mostly an accident and he's not proud of it at all.
- With Friends Like These...: Admits that he's grown to like the "motley crew" of inmates.
The Mysterious Lifepod Crash Survivor
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.
- 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.
- Dies Differently in Adaptation: In the novelization, he doesn't sacrifice himself in the forge and instead makes it to safety alongside Ripley...only for the alien to leap out of the molten metal and drag him back down.
- 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.
A loud and argumentative prisoner.
- Atomic F-Bomb: After Andrew gets killed by the Alien, Morse blurts out the only appropriate response left.
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.
An 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
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.
- 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's a sex offender and one of the people who attempt to gangrape Ripley.
- Tattooed Crook: His aforementioned teardrop tattoo.
A large, muscular inmate.
The Runner "AKA The Dragon."
A Xenomorph spawned from a quadrupedal animal.
- Fragile Speedster: Its quadrupedal stance enables it to move with great speed — and in spinoffs it's presented as being faster than other castes, but less durable as a tradeoff. Ultimately averted though; see trope directly below.
- Primal Stance: It's quadrupedal and lacks dorsal spines.
- Rage Breaking Point: The Dragon spend the entire movie refusing to harm Ripley, on the account of being able to smell the Queen, the future of its race, gestating inside her body; not even being goaded and beaten on the head by her with lead pipes and burning flares was enough to make it raise a single clawed-finger against her. However, the sheer agonizing pain of being drowned in molten hot lead was enough to make it spectacularly snap, leap out of said metallic deluge, break inprogrammed-instinct and charge Ripley in a blind rage with every intent of tearing her and the Queen inside her to pieces to avenge this painful insult.
- Super Toughness: It shares every adult Alien's immunity to fire, shown most disturbingly by it surviving having been drowned in molten fucking lead, full of rage and very much alive.
- Your Head Asplode: Then again, having ice cold water added to its superheated body is what finally finishes it off.
Michael Bishop II
A Weyland-Yutani executive that the Bishop model was based off of, this Bishop wanted his hands on a Xenomorph
- Affably Evil: He was chosen to approach Ripley since he's a familiar face, and he's rather pleasant to her. When one of his men shoots Morse through the leg, he seems rather genuinely distraught that things have turned violent.
- Ambiguous Robots: Depending on the interview, Henriksen can't decide if Bishop is a human or an android pretending.
- Big "NO!": As part of his Villainous Breakdown, he lets one out.
- Blatant Lies: He assures Ripley he'll kill the alien queen she's carrying. She meets this claim with well-founded skepticism.Bishop II: Can't let it live. Everything we know would be in jeopardy.[[five minutes later]]Bishop II: You must let me have it. It's a magnificent specimen.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: He's a high-ranking Weyland-Yutani executive, which makes him corrupt by default. His men open fire on poor Aaron, although that was against his orders.
- Just Think of the Potential/For Science!: He's an untrustworthy fellow and everything he says should be taken with a grain of salt, but this is what he pitches to Ripley."Ripley, think of all we could learn from it. It's the chance of a lifetime! You must let me have it. It's a magnificent specimen."
- Robotic Reveal: Subverted. While he tells the other people he's human, Aaron hits him in the head calling him a robot... causing him to bleed red.