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Encyclopedia > Xenomorph (Alien)
The xenomorph as it appears in Alien vs. Predator (2004).

The xenomorph (pronounced "zee-no-morph") is a member of the fictional parasitic extraterrestrial species that is the primary antagonist of the Alien film series and its subsidiary literature and video games. The name was first spoken by the character Lt. Gorman in the second film of the series Aliens to indicate this non-terrestrial life-form. The term was also used by Ellen Ripley to identify the creature, in a deleted scene from Alien³. Because the films did not give a specific name, this was adopted by fans as a taxonomic classification for the Alien series' titular monsters. The Alien Quadrilogy DVD identifies the scientific name of the creatures as Internecivus raptus (literally "murderous thief").[1] Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Image File history File links AVP_Xenomorph. ... Image File history File links AVP_Xenomorph. ... Comic book series Film version of Alien vs. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A parasite is an organism that lives in or on the living tissue of a host organism at the expense of it. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Species (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Antagonist (disambiguation). ... The Alien film series is the group of films that take place in the Alien 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. ... Warrant Officer Ellen Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver, is the protagonist in the Alien movie series. ...


Unlike many recurring enemy alien races in science fiction, the xenomorphs are not an intelligent civilisation but predatory creatures with no higher goals than the reproduction of their species. Their disturbing life-cycle, in which a living host is forcibly impregnated with an embryo which then bursts violently from its chest, is perhaps their most noteworthy aspect. Like wasps or termites, xenomorphs are eusocial, with a single fertile queen and a caste of sterile warriors. This snapping turtle is trying to make a meal of a Canada goose, but the goose is too wary. ... Life cycle refers to: Biological life cycle New product development Honeybee life cycle This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Families See text. ... Families Mastotermitidae Kalotermitidae Termopsidae Hodotermitidae Rhinotermitidae Serritermitidae Termitidae Reference: Earthlife as of 2002-07-26 A termite (also known as a white ant) is any member of the order Isoptera, a group of social insects that eat wood and other cellulose-rich vegetable matter. ... Eusociality is the phenomenon of reproductive specialisation found in some species of animal, whereby a specialised caste carries out reproduction in a colony of non-reproductive animals. ...


The xenomorph design is credited to Swiss surrealist and artist H. R. Giger, originating in a lithograph called Necronom IV and refined for the series' first film, Alien. In that film, the xenomorph was played by an actor in costume (7 ft 2 inch Bolaji Badejo) and make-up, a technique used in later films of the series. The queen was depicted in Aliens and Alien: Resurrection using animatronic puppets and in Alien vs. Predator using computer-generated imagery. The species' design and life cycle have been extensively added to throughout each film. The Alien was voted as the #14 most memorable villain by the American Film Institute. Birth machine Hans Ruedi Giger (IPA: ) (born at Chur, Grisons canton, February 5, 1940) is an Academy Award-winning Swiss painter, sculptor, and set designer best known for his design work on the film Alien. ... Necronom IV Necronom IV is a 1976 airbrush print by Swiss surrealist H.R. Giger. ... This article is about the first film in a series. ... Bolaji Badejo is a former design student and one-time actor known for his portrayal as The Alien in the acclaimed science fiction movie Alien. ... 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... Animatronic is the third album from Norweigan black metal band, The Kovenant, and was released in 1999 through Nuclear Blast. ... A puppet is any controlled character, whether formed by a shadow, strings, by the use of a glove, by direct mechanical contrivance (for example a cable-controlled figure for film or TV) or electronic guidance (such as a radio or infrared remote controller). ... Alien vs. ... Computer-generated imagery (commonly abbreviated as CGI) is the application of the field of computer graphics (or more specifically, 3D computer graphics) to special effects in films, television programs, commercials, simulators and simulation generally, and printed media. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

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Characteristics

The xenomorph as it first appeared in Ridley Scott's 1979 film Alien.

Xenomorphs are roughly humanoid with a skeletal, biomechanical, or insectoid appearance. They possess an exoskeleton, and a whiplike tail that, in later incarnations, possesses a bladed tip. As Xenomorphs grow into adulthood, they generally have less and less of an endoskeletal structure as most or all of their skin is shed within the first day after leaving their host. The DVD box set collection, the Alien Quadrilogy, shows a skeletal structure in x-ray images of a stage in its life cycle in each animated menu selection. Also, as noticed in Alien Vs. Predator and Predator 2, it shows what appears to be a xenomorph skull. Image File history File links A_Xenomorph. ... Image File history File links A_Xenomorph. ... Sir Ridley Scott (born November 30, 1937 in South Shields, South Tyneside) is a British film director and producer. ... // Events March 5 - Production begins on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. ... This article is about the first film in a series. ... The term humanoid refers to any being whose body structure resembles that of a human. ... For other uses, see Skeleton (disambiguation). ... Biomechanical is a English Metalband. ... Orders Subclass Apterygota Archaeognatha (bristletails) Thysanura (silverfish) Subclass Pterygota Infraclass Paleoptera (Probably paraphyletic) Ephemeroptera (mayflies) Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) Infraclass Neoptera Superorder Exopterygota Grylloblattodea (ice-crawlers) Mantophasmatodea (gladiators) Plecoptera (stoneflies) Embioptera (webspinners) Zoraptera (angel insects) Dermaptera (earwigs) Orthoptera (grasshoppers, etc) Phasmatodea (stick insects) Blattodea (cockroaches) Isoptera (termites) Mantodea (mantids) Psocoptera... An exoskeleton is an external anatomical feature that supports and protects an animals body, in contrast to the internal endoskeleton of, for example, a human. ... Endoskeleton of a swordfish An endoskeleton is an internal support structure of an animal. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... The Alien Quadrilogy collection is a nine-disc box set. ... In the NATO phonetic alphabet, X-ray represents the letter X. An X-ray picture (radiograph) taken by Röntgen An X-ray is a form of electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength approximately in the range of 5 pm to 10 nanometers (corresponding to frequencies in the range 30 PHz... Comic book series Film version of Alien vs. ... Predator 2 (1990) is a science fiction horror film starring Danny Glover and Gary Busey. ... For other uses of Skull, see Skull (disambiguation). ...


Typical adults are about 7 ft 10in tall. They have a hard outer shell which is usually muted shades of black, bronze, or blue. They have an elongated, cylindrical head but lack visible eyes. Xenomorphs have been depicted as having variously three or six-fingered hands. The first, second, third and fourth fingers being joined together, and if present, a second thumb on the lower edge of the hand. For other uses, see Head (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Eye (disambiguation). ...


Xenomorphs possess strong, sharp claws and their mouths contain double mandibles; that is, it has one mouth inside another mouth, akin to the pharyngeal jaws of the moray eel.[2] The first mandible, which is similar to a human's, lowers and the second mandible is located at the tip of a proboscis that extends outwards from inside the first. It is rigid enough to penetrate bone or body armor with the secondary jaws at its tip. It is employed almost exclusively as a weapon to incapacitate prey, usually through head trauma. It can be seen when the Xenomorph opens its mouth slowly. The Xenomorph can kill its victim by using its claws or its tongue, which could rapidly bite and kill its victim easily; sometimes it can use its tail to stab the prey, as seen in the 2004 movie Alien vs. Predator and also in the 1986 movie Aliens, when the alien queen used its tail to impale the android, Bishop. The pharynx is the part of the digestive system of many animals immediately behind the mouth and in front of the esophagus. ... Genera See text. ... Head injury is a trauma to the head, that may or may not include injury to the brain (see also brain injury). ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Comic book series Film version of Alien vs. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Aliens is a 1986 science fiction/action/horror film starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Carrie Henn, Bill Paxton and Paul Reiser. ... Categories: Stub | Death penalty | Torture ... Bishop as seen in Aliens Bishop 341-B is a fictional character from the Alien series of films, an android created by the Weyland-Yutani corporation. ...


Xenomorph blood is an extremely potent acid, similar to sulfuric acid, and is capable of dissolving on contact almost any substance with alarming speed. In the films it is referred to as "Molecular Acid". As depicted in the films Alien: Resurrection and Alien vs Predator, the exoskeletons of the creatures themselves are impervious to their acidic blood. For other uses, see Acid (disambiguation). ... R-phrases S-phrases , , , Flash point Non-flammable Related Compounds Related strong acids Selenic acid Hydrochloric acid Nitric acid Related compounds Hydrogen sulfide Sulfurous acid Peroxymonosulfuric acid Sulfur trioxide Oleum Supplementary data page Structure and properties n, εr, etc. ... An exoskeleton, in contrast to an endoskeleton, is an external anatomical feature that supports and protects an animals body. ...


Physical abilities

The adult xenomorph is essentially a living weapon, noted for its ferocity and deadliness in any condition. Once fully matured, they have great physical strength and agility. Despite their ferocity and savagery, like any skilled predator, they are masters of stealth. A favored method of acquiring prey is to simply wait in a dormant state until an appropriate victim strays near and then drop down silently from behind. The prey is generally blind to the fact that a Xenomorph is present, due to its propensity to camouflage itself within its nest walls or the surrounding artificial environment given its biomechanical appearance.


Adult xenomorphs are quick and agile, and can run along ceilings and walls, a skill they exhibit freely whether they are evading others, attacking, or hunting prey. They can survive in extreme temperatures, are well-adapted to swimming, and can survive in vacuum for unknown lengths of time. Their movement tends to be silent, and they do not radiate heat as their exoskeletal temperature matches the ambient temperature. They also salivate profusely. An exoskeleton is an external anatomical feature that supports and protects an animals body, in contrast to the internal endoskeleton of, for example, a human. ... Room temperature, in laboratory reports, is taken to be roughly 21–23 degrees Celsius (68–72 degrees Fahrenheit), or 294–296 kelvins. ... For the band, see Saliva (band). ...


The creatures possess no visible eyes; Giger mandated this in his original design, because he felt that it made the creatures much more frightening if one could not tell they were looking at them.[3] In the original Alien film, the top of the creature's head was semi-transparent, with empty eye sockets of human appearance visible within. This element was dropped in later movies. In Aliens, the adult creatures are lacking the smooth carapace covering their heads. In Alien³, a fisheye lens (which creates a perspective similar to that of a peephole) was used to depict the xenomorphs sight. Whether this can be considered sight or just a filmed representation of the creatures' sensory perception is unknown. However, in the novelization of the movie Alien, the creature is held mesmerized by a spinning green light for several minutes. Due to the absence of clearly visible eyes, it is possible that the creature uses echolocation to see its environment, much like bats. It may be for this reason that xenomorphs hiss almost constantly, and as depicted in the Aliens vs. Predator games, the aliens can detect their prey using pheromones, much like a colorful aura around the body. See: Animal echolocation: animals emitting sound waves and listening to the echo in order to locate objects or navigate. ... For the flying mammal see bat. ...


The creatures also have the ability to spit acid, though this seems to be a rare act, seen only in Alien³ and Alien: Resurrection as well as various comic books and video games. Alien³ is a science fiction/horror film that opened May 22, 1992. ... 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...


Xenomorphs can also produce a thick, strong resin, previously used to build their hives and cocoon victims. Much like termites, they mix their viscous saliva with solids, like dead victims or dead/cannibalized xenomorphs. It shows amazing heat and moisture-retaining qualities, as seen in the hot, moist atmosphere of the hive in Aliens. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hive may refer to: Hive mind, one of several forms of collective consciousness The Hives, a rock band Hive (record producer), a producer in the drum and bass music genre Hive (game) is an abstract-strategy board game published in 2001 Hive Records, a record label HIVE (ISP), the smallest... The tough brown cocoon of an Emperor Gum Moth. ... Families Mastotermitidae Kalotermitidae Termopsidae Hodotermitidae Rhinotermitidae Serritermitidae Termitidae Termites, sometimes known as white ants, are a group of social insects usually classified at the taxonomic rank of order Isoptera. ...


Intelligence

Xenomorphs appear to possess an intelligence roughly similar to that of a typical predatory mammal. Although they do not demonstrate human-level intelligence as a species (either through writing, tool use, or the development of any sort of technology), their queen appears to possess considerable acumen in its social behavior and manipulation of human technology, including, in Aliens, cutting the power to the colony and operating an elevator. In the director's commentary for Aliens, James Cameron noted that the xenomorphs in Aliens had been alive for far longer than the alien in the original, and so had more time to learn how to manipulate machinery, if only at the most basic level.[4] Xenomorphs have demonstrated little actual emotion, though they are not totally devoid of fear, especially for their eggs.


In the Aliens literature, it has been suggested that the creatures have a hive-mind, or a collective consciousness directed by the queen. In the Aliens comic book series (produced before the Alien³ film), it is suggested that the Queen alien communicates psychically with its potential hosts, through terrifying dreams and religious visions, leading to the formation of cults with the xenomorph as a god-like figure.Through cloning in the events surrounding Alien: Resurrection (noted in the novelization), it appears that the alien's hive mind includes a collective memory that passes along even at a genetic level, and through the tests conducted on Ellen Ripley, it is revealed that the memory passed from Ripley onto the new generation of Xenomorphs allows them to read and understand different languages. Xenomorphs are considered 'fast-learning', quickly understanding cause and effect, demonstrated in Alien: Resurrection, as a scientist 'punishes' a group of Xenomorphs by exposing them to jets of liquid nitrogen when the creature attempts to break through the barrier dividing them. When the creature moves to do so again the scientist places his hand over the activation device, and the xenomorph quickly halts. The xenomorphs escaped by killing one of the three in their pen allowing the acidic blood to burn a way out and killed a guard who went in to investigate by using the same activation device the scientist had used on them. 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... Warrant Officer Ellen Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver, is the protagonist in the Alien movie series. ... 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... A tank of liquid nitrogen, used to supply a cryogenic freezer (for storing laboratory samples at a temperature of about -150 Celsius). ...


In the rare event that a xenomorph should find itself under attack or otherwise vulnerable, it once again displays incredible creativity and cleverness. They are quite capable of moving quickly in ventilation systems, despite their size, and will use such conduits for ambush, escape, or simply as an easy way to travel between areas. Also, as demonstrated in Alien vs. Predator, a xenomorph can use the acidic blood from its own wound as a weapon. In that film, the tip of a xenomorph's tail was severed, and the xenomorph thrashed its tail about, in order to spray its acidic blood as a chemical weapon. Should a xenomorph become separated from its hive, it will often try to re-establish contact as soon as possible. Comic book series Film version of Alien vs. ... Dressing the wounded during a gas attack by Austin O. Spare, 1918. ...


Vulnerabilities

Xenomorphs, in all stages of their life cycles, have been said to have vulnerabilities to heat, although this was never proven. In the first Alien, it is only assumed, but never actually proven. In Aliens, the soldiers fight xenomorphs with flamethrowers, but don't retreat. In Alien³, it is again assumed, but never fully proven.


Cold temperatures are an inadequate precautionary measure--except at the extremes, such as liquid nitrogen. In the first Aliens vs. Predator film, a Queen is shown to be quite active in the Antarctic environment (and a revised beginning to the film shows a drone active above the surface of the ice as well). Since they can adapt to a vacuum and endure cold climates, it is unlikely they would be driven off by chilly conditions, but blasts of hot steam or cold air can be effective, especially when paired together. Applying both hot and cold temperatures in rapid succession apparently achieves a thermal shock effect on an xenomorph's exoskeleton, as shown when the exoskeleton of the xenomorph from Alien³ exploded after both falling into a vat of liquid lead and being sprayed with water, similar to rapidly heating and cooling glass. Thermal shock and thermal loading refer to the disfuntion (and perhaps, crack) of a material due to the heating, especially non-stationary and non-uniform. ...


Life cycle

Xenomorphs are depicted as eusocial lifeforms with a defined caste system which is ruled by a queen. They reproduce as parasitoids and grow to full size very rapidly. The alien queen lays eggs that eventually release a single parasitic facehugger when a host is detected nearby. Facehuggers attack a host and slide a tubular proboscis down the victim's throat, implanting an embryo within their chest, which later develops into what is called a "chestburster". After implantation, facehuggers die and the embryo's host wakes up afterwards showing no considerable outward negative symptoms. Symptoms build acutely after detachment of the facehugger, the most common being sore throat, slight nausea, increased congestion and moderate to extreme hunger. In later stages where the incubation period is extended in preparation of a queen birth, symptoms will include a shortness of breath, exhaustion, and hemorrhaging (detectable through biological scanners and present in nosebleeds or other seemingly random bleeding incidents), as well as chest pains inflicted either in lack of chest space due to the chestburster's presence, or even premature attempts to escape the host. Eusociality is the phenomenon of reproductive specialisation found in some species of animal, whereby a specialised caste carries out reproduction in a colony of non-reproductive animals. ... Caste systems are traditional, hereditary systems of social classification, that evolved due to the enormous diversity in India (where all three primary races met, not by forced slavery but by immigration). ... Biological reproduction is the biological process by which new individual organisms are produced. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... A queen is the only female insect in a hive that is fertile and egg laying; for example, a queen bee, wasp, hornet, ant, or termite. ... In most birds and reptiles, an egg (Latin ovum) is the zygote, resulting from fertilization of the ovum. ... Low Temperature Scanning Electron Microscope (LTSEM) image of Varroa destructor on a honey bee host Mites parasitising a harvestman Parasitism is one version of symbiosis (living together), a phenomenon in which two organisms which are phylogenetically unrelated co-exist over a prolonged period of time, usually the lifetime of one... Facehugger A Facehugger is the first stage in the life-cycle of the Xenomorph aliens seen in the Aliens movie series. ... In general, a proboscis (from Greek pro before and boskein to feed) is an elongated appendage from the head of an animal. ... An implant is an artificial device made to replace and act as a missing biological structure. ... For other uses, see Embryo (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Nausea (disambiguation). ... The word incubation (from the Latin incubare, to lie upon) can mean the following: In chemistry or biochemistry, incubation refers to maintaining a system under specific conditions in order to promote a particular reaction. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...


The embryo may take on some of the host's DNA or traits, such as bipedalism, quadrupedalism - as shown in Alien³ when the alien was born from a dog (an ox in the extended version) instead of a human - or also having mandibles (shown in Alien Vs. Predator with the 'predalien') and other body structure changes, possibly indicating the need to adapt using indigenous wildlife as a reference for what features to retain for use in that particular environment. Over the course of 1-24 hours (undeterminable in some cases, and sometimes up to a week, in the case of some queens), the embryo develops into a chestburster, at which point it emerges, violently ripping open the chest of the host. Without medical assistance or surgical removal, the victim will obviously die as a result of the emergence. Shortly after emergence, the creature grows rapidly to adult size and will feed on either the host or other prey to aid in its resource intake. The structure of part of a DNA double helix Deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, is a nucleic acid molecule that contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms. ... In biology, a trait or character is a genetically inherited feature of an organism. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Zebra is an example of a quadruped. ... Alien³ is a science fiction/horror film that opened May 22, 1992. ... This article is about the human bone. ... Comic book series Film version of Alien vs. ...


Queen

Ripley's first encounter with a Queen.

Queen xenomorphs are significantly larger than the warriors, approximately 4.5 m (15 ft) tall.[5] Their body structure differs also, having twin sets of arms and being built more similarly to a theropod dinosaur than a humanoid. Queens have a much larger braincase than the average adults, protected by a large crest above their heads. Another well-known feature of the xenomorph queen is an immense ovipositor in its lower torso, which is responsible for creating facehugger eggs (similar to a queen termite). The queen is able to detach from the ovipositor. When attached to her ovipositor, the queen is supported by a "biomechanical throne"[6] that consists of a lattice of struts resembling massive insect legs. Image File history File links Anguish. ... Image File history File links Anguish. ... The word arms may refer to: The arm is anatomically the part of the body extending from the shoulder to the elbow. ... Families See text Theropods (beast foot) are a group of bipedal, primarily carnivorous dinosaurs, belonging to the saurischian (lizard-hip) family. ... The term humanoid refers to any being whose body structure resembles that of a human. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Unlike insect queens, there appears to be no need for drones to fertilize a xenomorph queen's eggs. Alien: Resurrection indicates that the queens are born fertile. Drone Drones are male honey bees. ...


Design

The Queen from Alien vs. Predator.

The design of the queen was created by Aliens director James Cameron in collaboration with special effects artist Stan Winston, based upon an initial painting Cameron had done at the start of the project. The Winston Studio created a test foam core queen before constructing the full hydraulic puppet which was used for most of the scenes involving the large alien. Two people were inside working the twin sets of arms and puppeteers off-screen worked her jaws and head. Although at the end of the film the queen was presented full-body fighting the power-loader, the audience never sees the legs of the queen, save those of the small-scale puppet that appears only briefly. In Aliens, Cameron used very selective camera-angles on the queen, using the 'less is more' style of photography. Subsequently the movie won an Oscar for Visual Effects. Image File history File linksMetadata Queen_wiki_avp. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Queen_wiki_avp. ... For other persons named James Cameron, see James Cameron (disambiguation). ... Stan Winston (born April 7, 1946, in Richmond, Virginia), is an Academy Award winning special effects and makeup artist, and film director. ... A puppet is a representational object manipulated by a puppeteer. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Academy Award for Visual Effects is an Oscar given to one film each year that shows highest achievement in visual effects. ...


It was only during the climax of the 2004 film Alien vs. Predator that for the first time audiences could see the queen actually running and fighting because of the computer-generated imagery techniques employed to create it. The queen's basic design was also altered to make her more "streamlined" in appearance and her over-all size was increased to 6 meters (20 ft) tall. Other changes include the removal of the "high-heel" protrusions on her legs, altering the joints so she could run faster, and making her waist thinner because there was no need for puppeteers inside her chest. The new Queen was built from scratch. The legs were made proportionally larger to the body, giving the new queen a sturdier appearance. Alien vs. ... Computer-generated imagery (commonly abbreviated as CGI) is the application of the field of computer graphics (or more specifically, 3D computer graphics) to special effects in films, television programs, commercials, simulators and simulation generally, and printed media. ...


Egg

Kane inspects a xenomorph egg, unaware of what dangers await.

The eggs are large, ellipsoidal leathery objects about one meter high with four-lobed openings at the top. Eggs are laid by a queen. They require a hot, humid environment in which to incubate. Once laid, the egg remains immobile until it senses a suitable host organism to support an alien embryo, at which point the egg opens and the facehugger erupts from it, launching itself towards the intended target. Image File history File links Bye_bye. ... Image File history File links Bye_bye. ...


Facehugger

The facehugger seen in Alien.

A facehugger is the second stage in the life-cycle of a xenomorph. Its bony finger-like legs allow it to crawl rapidly and its long tail can launch it in great leaps. These particular appendages give them an appearance somewhat comparable to Chelicerata arthropods such as arachnids and horseshoe crabs. Image File history File links Alien_facehugger. ... Image File history File links Alien_facehugger. ... Classes Arachnida- spiders, scorpions, etc. ... Subphyla and Classes Subphylum Trilobitomorpha Trilobita - Trilobites (extinct) Subphylum Chelicerata Arachnida - Spiders, Scorpions, etc. ... Orders Acarina Amblypygi Araneae Opiliones Palpigradi Pseudoscorpionida Ricinulei Schizomida Scorpiones Solifugae Uropygi The arachnids, Arachnida, are a class of invertebrate animals in the subphylum Chelicerata. ... Binomial name Limulus polyphemus The horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus) also known as King Crab, is an arthropod that is more closely related to spiders than crabs. ...


The facehugger is a parasitoid; its only purpose is to make contact with the host's mouth for the implantation process, by gripping its long, bony finger-like legs around the victim's head and wrapping its tail around the host's neck, then slowly tightening the tail in order to make the host gasp for oxygen and be rendered unconscious. By this point, the facehugger will have inserted a tube-like proboscis into the mouth and down the throat of the host, supplying the host with oxygen and implanting an embryo. Attempts to remove facehuggers generally prove fatal — the parasite will squeeze the host's neck with its tail. The facehugger's acid blood deters cutting it off. In Aliens, a number of facehuggers are observed in stasis and accompanying medical notes indicate that the human hosts died during removal. Over time, a facehugger's outer epidermis becomes solidified and hardened by a chitinous layer of silicon. Once the alien embryo is safely implanted, the facehugger detaches and dies. Later, a larval Xenomorph (Chestburster) will erupt from the host's chest. This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...


Giger's original design for the facehugger was a much larger creature with eyes and a spring-loaded tail. Later, in response to comments from the filmmakers, Giger reduced the creature's size substantially.[7] Dan O'Bannon initially conceived the facehugger as somewhat resembling an octopus, possessing tentacles. However, when he received HR Giger's designs, which substituted tentacles with fingerlike digits, he thought Giger's design concept superior. Since no one was available at the time, O'Bannon decided to design the facehugger prop himself. The technical elements of the musculature and bone were added by Ron Cobb. Giger's initial design for the smaller facehugger had the fingers facing forward, but O'Bannon's redesign shifted them to the side.[7] When the foam rubber sculpture of the facehugger was produced, O'Bannon asked that it should remain unpainted, believing the rubber, which resembled human skin, was more plausible.[8]. Dan OBannon (born Daniel Thomas OBannon on September 30, 1946 in St. ... For other uses, see Octopus (disambiguation). ... Birth machine Hans Ruedi Giger (pronounced: GEE-ger) (born at Chur, Grisons canton, February 5, 1940) is a Swiss painter best known for his design work on the film Alien. ... Ron Cobb is a cartoonist, artist, writer, film designer, and film director. ... Ethylene-vinyl acetate is commonly known as acetate or EVA. It is the copolymer of ethylene and vinyl acetate. ...


Chestburster

The chestburster that grew to be the adult xenomorph from in Alien.

The chestburster is the immature adult form of the xenomorph which emerges forcibly from the chest of its host, killing it. The chestburster is similar in form to the fully grown alien but far smaller and pale in color. Image File history File links Alien_chestburster. ... Image File history File links Alien_chestburster. ...


The chestburster was designed by Alien director Ridley Scott. Giger had produced a model of a chestburster that resembled a "plucked turkey", and was far too large to fit inside a ribcage. Much to Giger's chagrin, his model reduced the production team to fits of laughter on sight.[9] Scott drafted a series of alternate designs for the chestburster based on the philosophy of working "back [from the adult] to the child" and ultimately produced "something phallic."[9] The chestburster in Alien was armless but chestbursters in all subsequent Alien films have had arms. This article is about the first film in a series. ... Sir Ridley Scott (born November 30, 1937 in South Shields, South Tyneside) is a British film director and producer. ...


Adult

Little is known about the transformation that occurs between the chestburster and adult phases, although the xenomorph is shown to have moulted at least once before reaching full maturity. Maturity is reached in a matter of a few hours, and involves a dozenfold increase in mass, which would presumably require some form of nourishment. In the novelization of the movie Alien, Ripley comes across a food locker that had been raided, apparently by the alien to get food. Whether or not this was nourishment to grow was not specified. In animals, moulting (Commonwealth English) or molting (American English) is the routine shedding off old feathers in birds, or of old skin in reptiles, or of old hairs in mammals (see also coat (dog)). In arthropods, such as insects, arachnids and crustaceans, moulting describes the shedding of its exoskeleton (which...


Alternate life-cycles

In Alien: Director's Cut, the xenomorph has a second method of reproduction, whereby it could transform humans into eggs, as shown when Ripley discovers Brett and Dallas, cocooned in a viscous liquid. This method of reproduction allowed an alien a complete individual life-cycle, without the need for a queen.[10] The alien was described in the bonus DVD as being "ambi-sextrous". However, since this scene was cut in the final released version of the film, allowing the queen to appear in Aliens, its canonicity is uncertain. Biological reproduction is the biological process by which new individual organisms are produced. ... For other uses, see Hermaphrodite (disambiguation). ...


In another omitted scene from the script for Alien³, these eggs were actually cocoons, inside of which a human was painfully transformed into a full-grown alien, which then emerges from the cocoon like a perversion of a butterfly. This non-canon tertiary version of reproduction bypasses queens and facehuggers entirely. However, this scene was never filmed.


In Alien³, another addition was made. That of a 'super facehugger' that could impregnate two hosts with a Queen and a drone embryo. This facehugger was large and black, very different to the normal pink variety. This would explain why both Ripley and a dog were impregnated from one facehugger. The super facehugger was found by some of the inmates, who thought it a type of jellyfish.


Variations

The xenomorph has been portrayed in noticeably different ways throughout the film series. Much of this was due to the continuing advancements made in the field of special effects, technology and techniques used to bring it to life. It has also been suggested, both on screen and in the games based on the Alien series, that the alien's form is affected by its host, so that different species of host will create different varieties of xenomorph. Variations within a host can also explain possible variations apparent in the xenomorph spawned. An example of this is seen in Alien³, when a dog (an ox in the extended edition) spawns a xenomorph with a distinct canine body structure and quadrupedal movement. Special effects (abbreviated SPFX or SFX) are used in the film, television, and entertainment industry to create effects that cannot be achieved by normal means, such as depicting travel to other star systems. ...


Upper body

In the original Alien film, and in the sequel Aliens, they are depicted as tall, slender creatures with a roughly human biomechanical design. Notably, the being in the first film is far taller than those in the second and third. In the later films, such as Alien: Resurrection and Alien vs. Predator, they are depicted as being shorter and bulkier organisms, as well as being more quadrupedal, portrayed by either the traditional 'man in a suit' technique for close-ups or full form using computer-generated imagery. Biomechanics is the research and analysis of the mechanics of living organisms or the application and derivation of engineering principles to and from biological systems. ... Computer-generated imagery (commonly abbreviated as CGI) is the application of the field of computer graphics (or more specifically, 3D computer graphics) to special effects in films, television programs, commercials, simulators and simulation generally, and printed media. ...


Originally, the xenomorph's tail was roughly the length of the rest of its body with a small, almost surgical stinger-like barb on the end. But from Alien³ onwards, the tail has extended in length and currently features a large, knife-like blade at the tip. In Alien: Resurrection and Alien vs. Predator, the tails have also supported a ridge of spikes right before the blade. This was introduced in Alien: Resurrection to help them swim convincingly, and was left intact in Alien vs. Predator. The tail itself is shown to be of incredible length during Alien vs Predator, measuring almost half its body length, as depicted when the Grid Alien impales a Predator from a ledge. It has been suggested that sting (biology) be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the use of the term in geography and physical geology. ... on the SNES Alien vs. ...


The original shooting script for Aliens featured a scene in which Lieutenant Gorman was "stung" by a xenomorph's stinger. He was not killed, merely stunned, and the barb remained lodged in his shoulder, having torn loose from the xenomorph's tail, much like a bee stinger. The novelization also included this scene, though the movie itself does not.[11] This attribute is used later on in various games. It has been suggested that sting (biology) be merged into this article or section. ...


In Aliens, xenomorphs are depicted as having ridges along their cranium, while in all other films they have smooth cowls covering their skulls. It was speculated in the Aliens bonus DVD that this was due to these xenomorphs having had more time to mature, compared to the aliens in the other films. Cranium can mean: The brain and surrounding skull, a part of the body. ... A Roman Catholic monk wearing a cowl The cowl (from the Latin, cuculla) is a long, outer garment, with wide sleeves, worn by Catholic monks when participating in the liturgy. ... For other uses of Skull, see Skull (disambiguation). ...


In Alien and Alien³, the xenomorph has six fingers, with the index and middle fingers conjoined into one digit, ring and little fingers also conjoined, and thumbs on both sides. In Aliens, the xenomorphs are shown with five fingers, with the second thumb missing. In Alien: Resurrection and Alien vs. Predator, the aliens have four fingers. No explanation is given in the films for the fluctuating number of digits.


Lower body

In Alien and Aliens, the xenomorphs have legs like that of a human, with a single joint at the knee and feet roughly in the same configuration as a human. Also in Alien vs. Predator, the xenomorphs have this same humanoid leg, though it is sleeker and more skeletal in appearance, due to the use of computer visuals and hydraulic puppetry, rather than costumes. This is notable because the xenomorph resembles the species from which it bred. In Alien³, the xenomorph is born from a dog, and therefore has a different body design, including legs more like the mammal from which it was incubated (in the extended edition, the host is an ox and the resulting xenomorph bears only slight similarities to its host). However, there was a dramatic change in Alien: Resurrection wherein the xenomorphs which escaped from containment have avian legs with long bones in the foot and the toes used for walking. This is apparently a change taking advantage of the digital representation of the xenomorphs rather than costumes, done to make them seem more menacing and predatory. The term humanoid refers to any being whose body structure resembles that of a human. ...


'Runner'

Sculpture depicting the deadly 'Runner' from Alien³.

The 'Runner', otherwise known as the 'Dog alien', was introduced in the third installment of the Alien film series, aptly titled Alien³. The creature itself shares the same basic principles and instincts as the other xenomorphs shown in the previous films, although there are obvious genetic differences between a dog and a human host. When a canine is impregnated with a xenomorph embryo, its DNA is fused with that of the parasite, so the creature will have physical similarities and genetic traits of both. For instance, the Runner alien has a locomotive system that functions quadrupedally. In other words, it walks on all four limbs instead of two. It is the fastest Xenomorph subspecies seen so far. It is also an excellent climber, running on ceilings and scaling up walls at extreme speeds. Despite being smaller, less bulky and more streamlined than the regular variety, the Runner is more than capable of defending itself, as was shown when it dispatched an entire prison of inmates in Alien³. It was destroyed when Ellen Ripley doused it with molten lead and activated the overhead sprinklers in the furnace of Fiorina 161, causing the beast to literally explode from the thermal shock. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 610 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 1006 pixel, file size: 272 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) // A model of the runner from Alien 3. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 610 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 1006 pixel, file size: 272 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) // A model of the runner from Alien 3. ... Thermal shock and thermal loading refer to the disfuntion (and perhaps, crack) of a material due to the heating, especially non-stationary and non-uniform. ...


Xenomorph Hybrid - 'The Newborn'

The Ripley clone embraces the Newborn.

The Newborn was the result of an artificial hybridization and was only seen in Alien: Resurrection. Its appearance is half human. Obvious human features are that it has an upright bipedal stance, an internal skeleton, a long tongue and an almost humanoid face (or more like a human skull). It is covered in moist, pinkish-white skin. The Newborn is roughly 2.4 m (8 feet) tall, but it has a slightly humped posture and, as a result of its mutated state, its corona has grown into the top of its back. However, its size and characteristics may not have been representative of its mature state. Xenomorphs undergo drastic incomplete metamorphosis as they mature, and the only Newborn specimen was destroyed within hours of its birth. When it was born, it exhibited typical Xenomorph aggression towards humans but was equally hostile to Xenomorphs. It viciously killed the Alien Queen who gave birth to it, and then mauled a cocooned scientist to death within minutes of birth. Strangely, it seemed to tolerate Ripley's presence, possibly considering her as its true mother. Ripley destroyed the creature by flicking her acidic blood against an exterior window inside a ship's hull, opening a small hole which, nevertheless, tore the creature to pieces as it was forced out into the vacuum of space. The creature seems to have possessed human emotions, as it displayed anger, distress and affection in various situations. As the Newborn was the novel result of a unique genetic experiment, it is unlikely to be seen in any other media. The scientist it killed explained that the Queen carried some human characteristics due to the blending with Ripley from the cloning that gave Ripley xenomorph characteristics. One of these characteristics is a human womb from which this creature was born. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... 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... Hemimetabolism or hemimetaboly, also called incomplete metamorphosis, is a term used to describe the mode of development of certain insects that includes three distinct stages: the egg, nymph, and the adult stage, or imago. ...


Predalien

Predalien from AVP:R
Predalien from AVP:R

A Predalien is a Xenomorph born from a Predator host (or in some cases, a deliberate genetic recombination by human scientists). Owing to the Xenomorph's ability to incorporate traits from its host, Predaliens are frequently depicted with Predator characteristics such as mandibles and "dreadlocks". Predaliens are typically stronger and more durable than Xenomorphs born from human hosts for the same reason. The Predalien appears as a chestburster in AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004) and has been confirmed to be in the upcoming Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007) where it is seen fighting a Predator in the official trailer. Predaliens have also featured prominently in the Aliens vs. Predator video game series, and originally appeared in the comic book series. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... The creature as seen in Predator (1987) Predators (known in the fictional expanded universe as Yautja) are a fictional species featured in the films Predator (1987), Predator 2 (1990), Alien vs. ... Aliens versus Predator is a science fiction first-person computer game developed by Rebellion and published by Sierra. ... Rastaman with long locks Dreadlocks, sometimes called simply locks or dreads, are matted ropes of hair which will form by themselves if the hair is allowed to grow naturally without the use of brushes, combs, razors or scissors for a long period of time. ... Alien vs. ...


Depictions of Predaliens have been even less consistent than depictions of those born from humans. 1999's Aliens vs. Predator video game depicted Predaliens as bulkier and brownish, with shortened heads and mandibles, as well as being durable (which forces use of more powerful weaponry such as a mini-gun). Its sequel gave them a pale, whitish-gray coloration and distanced them further from the general biomechanical appearance of the Xenomorph species. The film Alien vs. Predator showed only a Predalien chestburster, which was distinguished from other chestbursters in that film only by its characteristic mandibles. In Requiem the Predalien appears sporting the Predator's trademark "dreadlocks" and mandibles, as well as having the ability to "regurgitate" embryos into the mouths of its victims. This variation has a large alien tail with many barbs. [12] Aliens versus Predator is a science fiction first-person computer game developed by Rebellion and published by Sierra. ... {{Infobox CVGhttp://en. ... Alien vs. ...


Theories

DNA assimilation

While the Chestburster is still in an embryonic stage, it uses the host's DNA to augment its own and acquire any useful traits that the host has garnered through natural selection. The Aliens of the first two films were all implanted in humans and could walk in a bipedal fashion. The "Runner" of Alien³ was recognisably different from those that appeared in the first two films. It preferred to move in an animal-like manner, often running at a high speed on all four legs. This was because it wasn't conceived through a human body, but from an unlucky dog that happened to find the facehugger in the crashed lander. This new breed was far more streamlined and aerodynamic in appearance. Aside from its main appearance in Alien³, the Runner has also appeared in the video games Aliens versus Predator 2 and Aliens versus Predator: Extinction. The structure of part of a DNA double helix Deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, is a nucleic acid molecule that contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms. ... In biology, a trait or character is a genetically inherited feature of an organism. ... For other uses, see Natural selection (disambiguation). ... {{Infobox CVGhttp://en. ...


The Xenomorphs of the fourth Alien film, Alien: Resurrection, are an exception because they are far more human-like. The Alien queen even gives live birth to a human-alien hybrid. This is because these Aliens are the result of cloning experiments by the military, not a result of the normal implantation process. Therefore, they are not the true form of the species, having been spliced with substantial amounts of human DNA when the deceased Ellen Ripley was brought back to life via the advanced process of cloning. She was impregnated at the time of her death, which is why the Xenomorphs from the fourth film have many human traits. 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... For other uses, see Species (disambiguation). ... Warrant Officer Ellen Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver, is the protagonist in the Alien movie series. ...


In various comics and the Aliens vs. Predator video game series, this is taken a step further when an Alien embryo is implanted into one of the Predators (Predator). The result is an Alien with Predator characteristics - a so called pred-alien. This hybrid is bipedal, and has the basic body-outline of a Predator, having lost the elongated head shape. It has the inner jaw characteristic found in Xenomorphs, and a set of mandibles reminiscent of those found in the Predator. Its head also sports the dreadlocks, reminiscent of most Predators. This motif is also repeated at the end of the Alien vs. Predator film and in the upcoming Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem film. Other comic books have shown further Alien crossovers with other species. Several games were made for the Alien vs. ... The creature as seen in Predator (1987) Predators (known in the fictional expanded universe as Yautja) are a fictional species featured in the films Predator (1987), Predator 2 (1990), Alien vs. ... Predator is a 1987 science fiction, action and horror film directed by John McTiernan and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers and Jesse Ventura. ... The mandible (from Latin mandibÅ­la, jawbone) or inferior maxillary bone is, together with the maxilla, the largest and strongest bone of the face. ... Rastaman with long locks Dreadlocks, sometimes called simply locks or dreads, are matted ropes of hair which will form by themselves if the hair is allowed to grow naturally without the use of brushes, combs, razors or scissors for a long period of time. ... Alien vs. ...


Origin of the species

The origin of the Xenomorphs are never fully explained in the films. In the Alien DVD commentary, Ridley Scott merely states that the Aliens may have been bio-weapons created by an ancient race known as the "Space Jockeys". The Expanded Universe indicates that more than just one of the Space Jockey race remains alive, though their civilization is in ruins. An unknown amount of time later, the Xenomorphs are discovered by the Predators, a race of trophy hunters. The Predators then exploit the Aliens, considering them the prey used in the "Blooding" ritual or the rite of passage for young hunters. This article is about the first film in a series. ... For other uses, see Space Jockey (disambiguation). ... The creature as seen in Predator (1987) Predators (known in the fictional expanded universe as Yautja) are a fictional species featured in the films Predator (1987), Predator 2 (1990), Alien vs. ... For other uses, see Rite of passage (disambiguation). ...


A similar theory is briefly expounded in the spin-off novel Aliens: The Female War, suggesting that the Xenomorphs were originally engineered as weapons for a long-forgotten war, and speculating that their creators lost control of them.


The comic books speculate that the Space Jockeys or other alien race might have taken the aliens away from their home planet. Without their natural predator, the aliens were capable of infesting other planets.


Another alternative theory presented through the Aliens vs Predator comics is that the Xenomorph is a genetically engineered being, created by the Predators for use as training and as a way to let young pre-hunter Predators go through a trial by fire to gain their status as hunters, and thus being allowed to go on hunts such as in the first Predator movie. This is especially implied in the first Alien vs Predator comic book, since the planet of Ryushi was seeded by Predators in order to go on an arranged hunt with their young hunter-students. comic book cover for story Booty Aliens versus Predator comics are part of the crossover franchise, most recently published by Dark Horse Comics. ...


Dan O'Bannon, who created the Alien, wrote that the planet on which the Xenomorphs were found in the films was in fact its home world, but that a cataclysmic event millennia prior had wiped out all the adults of the species, leaving only the eggs. The creatures, prior to extinction, had reached a level of intelligence where they were able to construct temples and had their own culture and written language. The Space Jockeys, miners exploring the area much like the Nostromo and its crew, then found the planet, only to come to grief when they came across the dormant eggs. This was written into the original script, and was published in the Alien Portfolio, which detailed design aspects of the film. For other uses, see Space Jockey (disambiguation). ...


See also

Below is a list of non-canon castes from the Alien universe. ... 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. ... For other uses, see Space Jockey (disambiguation). ... The creature as seen in Predator (1987) Predators (known in the fictional expanded universe as Yautja) are a fictional species featured in the films Predator (1987), Predator 2 (1990), Alien vs. ... Predator is a 1987 science fiction, action and horror film directed by John McTiernan and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers and Jesse Ventura. ...

Notes

^  In the Alien novelization by Alan Dean Foster and Dan O'Bannon, the acid is not blood but a fluid maintained under pressure between a double layer of skin.[13] Alan Dean Foster (born November 18, 1946) is a prolific American writer of science fiction and fantasy novels and movie novelizations. ... Dan OBannon (born Daniel Thomas OBannon on September 30, 1946 in St. ...


Citations

  1. ^ The comic books identify the creature as Linguafoeda acheronsis ("foul tongue from Acheron"), whereas in this case the correct Latin should have been (if at all) Maxillafoeda acheronensis, since lingua refers to the "tongue" and primarily to "language", especially in a geographical context, not to the "jaw" (which is meant here), and acheronsis is inaccurate Latin. (Cp. e.g. this animal's name.)
  2. ^ "Raptorial jaws in the throat help moray eels swallow large prey" Mehta and Wainwright, Nature 449, 79-82 (2007)
  3. ^ Alien Quadrilogy Boxset: Alien Evolution
  4. ^ {{James Cameron, director's commentary, Aliens, Alien Quadrilogy boxset
  5. ^ Sideshowtoy. URL last accessed 15 February 2006.
  6. ^ James Cameron, Alien Evolution: Aliens
  7. ^ a b HR Giger, The Beast Within: The Making of Alien, Alien Quadrilogy Box-set
  8. ^ Dan O'Bannon, audio commentary, Alien, from the Alien Quadrilogy DVD set
  9. ^ a b Alien Evolution, in the Alien Quadrilogy box set
  10. ^ From Alien Director's Cut. 1:30:20-1:32:30 - (hours:minutes:seconds)
  11. ^ PlanetAVP URL last accessed 23 February 2006.
  12. ^ [1] Aliens vs Predator - Requiem: meet Predalien
  13. ^ Foster, Alan Dean & O'Bannon, Dan, Alien, ISBN 0354044362

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