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Encyclopedia > Ellen Ripley
Ellen Ripley
Image:Ellen ripley.jpg
Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley
First appearance Alien
Last appearance Alien³
Created by Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusset
Portrayed by Sigourney Weaver
Information
Aliases Ripley
Gender Female
Date of birth 2092
Date of death 2179
Title Warrant Officer
Children Amanda Ripley MacLaren

Warrant Officer Ellen Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver, is the protagonist in the Alien movie series. Warrant Officer Ripley was heralded as a seminal role for challenging gender stereotypes, particularly in the science fiction genre, and remains Weaver's most famous role to date.[citation needed] Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Image File history File links Mergefrom. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Ellen Ripley. ... Image File history File links Ellen_ripley. ... Alien (1979), directed by Ridley Scott, is an extremely popular and influential science fiction/horror film that spawned several sequels and imitators. ... Alien³ is a science fiction/horror film that opened May 22, 1992. ... Dan OBannon (born Daniel Thomas OBannon on September 30, 1946 in St. ... Ronald Shusset is an artist who is best known for this creation of the alien design in the film Alien along with Dan OBannon. ... Sigourney Weaver (born Susan Alexandra Weaver on October 8, 1949 in New York City) is an Oscar-nominated American actress. ... For other uses, see Female (disambiguation). ... For the calendar of religious holidays and periods, see liturgical year. ... For the calendar of religious holidays and periods, see liturgical year. ... Sigourney Weaver (born Susan Alexandra Weaver on October 8, 1949 in New York City) is an Oscar-nominated American actress. ... A protagonist is the main figure of a piece of literature or drama and has the main part or role. ... Alien (1979), directed by Ridley Scott, is an extremely popular and influential science fiction/horror film that spawned several sequels and imitators. ... The sign of the headquarters of the National Association Opposed To Woman Suffrage Sexism is commonly considered to be discrimination against people based on their sex rather than their individual merits, but can also refer to any and all differentiations based on sex. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ...


In 2003, Ripley was selected by the American Film Institute as the 8th greatest hero in American cinema history. (See AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains) This article does not cite any references or sources. ... // AFIs 100 Years. ...

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Fictional biography

Ripley was born in 2092 in Olympia, Luna. She had a daughter, Amanda Ripley MacLaren, and no other descendants (not counting her clone in Alien: Resurrection). Film poster Alien: Resurrection Alien: Resurrection (1997) is the fourth movie in the Alien series, preceded by Alien, Aliens and Alien³. Synopsis Spoiler warning: Alien: Resurrection takes place 200 years after the events of Alien³. Ellen Ripley has been cloned using blood samples from Fiorina 161, on ice so that...


In 2122, Ripley was employed as Warrant Officer (Ident Number W5645022460H) for the Weyland-Yutani corporation, working on the USCSS Nostromo, which was towing massive quantities of raw ore to Earth from Thedus. Weyland-Yutani is a fictional corporation in the motion picture Alien and its sequels, often referred to simply as The Company. It is one of the corporations that runs the human colonies outside the solar system through the Extrasolar Colonization Administration, has a seat in the Interstellar Commerce Commissions... USCSS The Nostromo is a fictional starship, featured in the 1979 film Alien. ... For other uses, see Ore (disambiguation). ...


Along with the rest of the crew, she was awakened 10 months prematurely from hypersleep by Mother, the ship's computer, to answer a curious transmission received from moon LV-426.[1] Upon landing, Executive Officer Kane, Captain Dallas, and Navigator Lambert disembarked and investigated the source of the transmission, a derelict alien space craft. While investigating the derelict craft, an alien parasite attached itself to Executive Officer Kane. In telecommunications, transmission is the act of transmitting electrical messages (and the associated phenomena of radiant energy that passes through media). ... A natural satellite is an object that orbits a planet or other body larger than itself and which is not man-made. ... LV-426 as seen in Aliens LV-426, also known as Acheron and the home of the xenomorph, is the name of the fictitious moon (frequently but erroneously referred to as a planet) where the Alien was first encountered by humans in the movie Alien (1979) of the Alien Series. ... Kane (ID# 825/G9-01K) was executive officer on the commercial towing vessel The Nostromo in the 1979 science fiction film Alien. ... Captain Dallas (ID# 032/V4-07C) was the captain of the commercial towing vessel The Nostromo in the 1979 science fiction film, Alien. ... Lambert (ID# 971/L6-02P) was the navigator on the commercial towing vessel The Nostromo in the 1979 in film science fiction film Alien. ... Kane (ID# 825/G9-01K) was executive officer on the commercial towing vessel The Nostromo in the 1979 science fiction film Alien. ...


Ripley initially refused to allow the landing party back onto the ship after they were injured, citing quarantine regulations. Her order was ignored by Science Officer Ash, whom she began to distrust more and more as time went on. The bypassing of quarantine had serious consequences when an extraterrestrial larva or embryo of some kind — deposited by the "facehugger" that attacked Kane — matured and erupted from his chest. Kane was killed by this alien birth, and the creature quickly took to preying upon the rest of the crew. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ash (ID# 111/C2/01X) was the science officer on the commercial towing vessel Nostromo in the 1979 science fiction film Alien. ... A larval insect A larva (Latin; plural larvae) is a juvenile form of animal with indirect development, undergoing metamorphosis (for example, insects or amphibians). ... Facehugger A Facehugger is the first stage in the life-cycle of the Xenomorph aliens seen in the Aliens movie series. ...


Following the presumed death of Dallas, Ripley became the Nostromo's commanding officer, and learned from Mother the final piece of the puzzle: Special Order 937, a secret Company policy to study the very creature that was stalking them at the expense of their lives. With the crew around her dwindling just as quickly as the creature seemed to be growing, Ripley began the vessel's self-destruct sequence. The Nostromo, the cooling rods removed from its reactor, melted down and exploded violently, moments after Ripley (in the escape ship Narcissus) reached safety. She was expecting to be rescued within a few weeks, but she and her cat Jones would drift "right through the core systems" and spend the next 57 years in hypersleep. Ripley's only daughter, Amanda, died at the age of 66, just two years before Ripley would be found and awoken from hypersleep. A photograph shown in a brief clip in the special edition of Aliens (1986) has her date of death listed as "12.23.20", but a later line from Carter Burke places the events of the same film 57 years later (2179). Xenomorph may refer to: Xenomorph (Alien), a fictional species from the Alien universe Xenomorph (geology), a geological term Xenomorph (computer game), a 1990 computer game by Pandora Xenomorph (musician), a German dark psytrance musician Xenomorph (band), a Dutch death metal band Billy Xenomorph, a character in a downloadable game, Billy... A self-destruct is a mechanism which causes a device to destroy itself under a predefined set of circumstances. ... An escape ship is a ship used to escape an emergency. ... Suspended animation is the slowing of life processes by external means without termination. ... // April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver. ...


After her subsequent rescue by a salvage crew, Ripley was made a Lieutenant and reluctantly returned to LV-426 with a team of United States Colonial Marines from the troop ship USS Sulaco to rescue the colonists of Hadley's Hope, and basically became the unit's de facto leader after most of the marines were killed. Ripley escaped with one colonist, an injured marine, half of an android, and (unbeknownst to her) a super-facehugger (Empress class : Multi-embryo producing organism, awakened only when the death of the current Alien Queen is unavoidable). After an electrical fire onboard the Sulaco, she subsequently found herself marooned on Fiorina "Fury" 161, an outer-veil mineral ore refinery and male-only correctional facility, where she died while trying to prevent Weyland-Yutani from getting its hands on the alien queen that was inside of her. (See Alien³) Alien³ is a science fiction/horror film that opened May 22, 1992. ...


Cloning

Various clones of Ellen Ripley were later created by the military for the purpose of experimentation with the alien. (See Alien: Resurrection (1997)) The protagonist clone, Ellen Ripley 8 has traces of xenomorph genes inside of her that gave her superior strength, endurance, caustic blood and the ability to sense and communicate with the creatures. Due to some form of "genetic memory" derived from the aliens the Ripley clone could learn at an extremely rapid rate and recall some of the original's memories and personality. The clone was not an exact mental duplicate as she was more violent, fatalistic and sadistic than the original. She also had a mild empathy for the xenomorphs and antipathy for humans. For other uses, see clone. ... Film poster Alien: Resurrection Alien: Resurrection (1997) is the fourth movie in the Alien series, preceded by Alien, Aliens and Alien³. Synopsis Spoiler warning: Alien: Resurrection takes place 200 years after the events of Alien³. Ellen Ripley has been cloned using blood samples from Fiorina 161, on ice so that... The year 1997 in film involved some significant events. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Ellen Ripley. ... The concepts of racial memory and genetic memory refer to related hypotheses that an individual can inherit knowledge, memory, and/or motivational imperatives from his ancestors, even without contact with them. ... Violence is a general term to describe actions, usually deliberate, that cause or intend to cause injury to people, animals, or non-living objects. ... Flogging demonstration at Folsom Street Fair 2004. ... Not to be confused with Pity, Sympathy, or Compassion. ... In the field of astrology antipathy is the conflict in the natal horoscopes of two people who feel an aversion to each other. ...


Ripley 8 discovered the seven experimental, deformed clone Ripleys in a military lab. At the pleading of the last surviving one (Ripley 7) she incinerated the lab and all the clones with a flamethrower. Riverboat of the U.S. Brownwater Navy shooting ignited napalm from its mounted flamethrower during the Vietnam war. ...


Life and career

Ripley's life and career has been extensively expanded on in various spin-off comics and novels, many of which discount her death on Fury 161, instead providing a chronology continuing on from the end of Aliens. As such, they are not generally considered canon. Aliens is the key word in the titles of a number of comic book limited series and one-shots, first published by Dark Horse Comics 1988 and set in the Alien fictional universe. ... Aliens is a 1986 science fiction movie directed by James Cameron and starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Carrie Henn, Bill Paxton and Paul Reiser. ... Canon, in the context of a fictional universe, comprises those novels, stories, films, etc. ...


Disputed character history

According to the digital file scrolling behind Ripley as seen in a deleted scene added to the Aliens Collector's Edition DVD (circa 2002) during the inquiry of the destruction of the Nostromo freighter ship, her birthday is listed as 6/10/03, contradicting the listed 2092 here. Furthermore, it lists that from November 2122 to June 2126 she attended Aeronatics University in New York City, with a focus on Engineering and an additional study (out of frame due to her character standing in the way). Previously, she attended Brea-Olinda Private School in Los Angeles, CA between June 2111 and June 2119. Aliens is a 1986 science fiction movie directed by James Cameron and starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Carrie Henn, Bill Paxton and Paul Reiser. ...


Remarks in her profile list her as having a personality matrix of level 7.


References

  1. ^ Alien: The Novel by Alan Dean Foster, ISBN 0446829773

Alan Dean Foster (born November 18, 1946) is a prolific American writer of science fiction and fantasy novels and movie novelizations. ...

See also

  • List of women warriors in folklore, literature, and popular culture

A list of women warriors in folklore, literature, and popular culture. ...

External links

  • Ellen Ripley at the Internet Movie Database
  • American Amazon
  • Weaver stands alone as female action hero
  • In search of a serious protagonist

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Ellen Ripley - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia (821 words)
Ellen Ripley aka Sigourney Weaver (the names are interchangeable) is the only person known to have survived numerous xenomorph attacks.
Ellen claims to have been cloned and now part of her DNA is Xenomorph DNA.
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Ellen Ripley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (521 words)
Ellen Ripley is a fictional character, the protagonist in the Alien movie series.
Ellen Ripley was born January 7, 2092 on Earth.
Ripley subsequently found herself marooned on Fiorina "Fury" 161, an outer veil mineral ore refinery and correctional facility, where she died sometime in 2179 while trying to prevent Weyland-Yutani from getting its hands on the alien queen embryo that was inside of her.
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