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The "Predalien" was first depicted in a painting by Dave Dorman, and subsequently featured in the Aliens vs. Predator comics and games. A Predalien chestburster debuts in the final scene of Alien vs.

Predator , but it is not seen until Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem that an adult hybrid makes its first movie appearance. The Predalien shares many characteristics with its host, such as long hair-like appendages, mandibles, skin color and similar vocalizations.

It is a large, bulky creature, and possesses physical strength greater than that of human-spawned Aliens. Like human-born Aliens, it is also shown to be stronger than its host species, as evidenced by its ability to pin, push, and knock a Predator away with ease.

The Predalien seen in Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem was also a Queen, as it also possessed the ability to impregnate human hosts with multiple Alien embryos before molt into a true Queen.

The more canonical versions of predaliens however, are portrayed as heavy shock troopers of the Xenomorph hive, utilizing their brute strength for dealing the heavy blow upon their enemies.

Ridley Scott's film Prometheus , originally conceived as a direct prequel to Alien , ends with the birth of a creature noted for its similarity to those in the Alien franchise.

Scott christened the creature the "Deacon" in reference to its oblong head, which resembles a bishop's miter. Designer Neal Scanlan said that the Deacon's appearance had to reflect its complex genetic heritage: "It came from Shaw and Holloway, which then produced the Trilobite, which impregnated the Engineer, which then mixed its DNA with the Trilobite.

We tried to hold on to some of Shaw, some femininity since it was born of a female before being born of a male. According to Scanlan, the Deacon "represented the beginning of Giger's Alien, although it did not directly resemble that creature".

The designers based the Deacon's skin on horse placenta, in an effort to give it an iridescent quality "between horrific and beautiful".

Its pharyngeal jaw was inspired by that of the goblin shark. When discussing the film's connection to Alien , the cowriter named Damon Lindelof asked: "Do you need to see a xenomorph bursting out of the human body?

And how do we do it in a way that you haven't seen before? Neomorphs are creatures which unlike Deacon, are true siblings of both Protomorphs and original Xenomorph race.

They are indirectly created by David 8 when polluted Engineers' settlement on Paradise, and had an important role in his experiments for Protomorph creation.

In terms of behavior, the Neomorph is far more feral and animal-like than a typical Xenomorph, to the point that even their newborn form is highly aggressive and dangerous when they will attack anyone on sight.

Their animalistic nature may suggest a lack of intelligence in comparison to their counterpart. Unlike the Xenomorphs, Neomorphs are more organic in appearance and lack biomechanical aspects.

Neomorphs are notably seen consuming the flesh of humans they have killed unlike Xenomorphs who more concerned in expanding their hive and amassing an army of their brethren while rarely eating their enemies' flesh.

According to David 8, the Engineer's black liquid mutagen was intended to create hybrid creatures like the Neomorph that would instinctively hunt down and kill all non-botanical, animal life in an ecosystem - "the meat".

Notably, when one Neomorph encountered David 8, it apparently recognized that he was a synthetic android - and thus instead of attacking him, simply stood still and regarded him in confusion.

Xenomorphs, in contrast, have been observed attacking synthetics - possibly another example of their greater intelligence compared to Neomorphs, whose behavior seems to be based more on animal instinct.

Pollution by black liquid produced a number of Neomorph Eggsacks on the ground. These Eggsacks looked like small, black, spherical, fungus-like growths on the ground that when disturbed would release a cloud of microscopic spores motes into the air.

Neomorph motes are microscopic spore-like embryo that came out from an eggsack in response of it being disturbed. Once came out, they flew and entered nearby host organism through any open orifice — such as the nostrils or ear canal.

Once a host is infected with the airborne contagion, the spores would enter the bloodstream and proceed to develop into a Bloodburster to grow inside of them until they violently puncture the skin and claws their way out of the host's body.

This process is notably similar to the Xenomorph Chestburster, although the exact point of emergence varies depending on how the host was infected.

For instance, should the spore entered the ear, it will bursts out of the host's head. Initially, the creature is born with arms and legs and moves in a quadrupedal manner, reminiscent of a Runner, but as they grow, the Neomorph adopts a bipedal stance.

The creature has pale whitish-gray skin with a somewhat translucent appearance, attributes that resemble those of a Hammerpede.

The Neomorph features a fleshy tail tipped with spikes, which can be used as a devastating slashing and battering weapon, and a large number of silvery fangs in their mouth, which appears circular when closed.

Notably, individual Neomorphs appear to display physical variance. For instance, one of the creatures featured a pair of sharp, bony dorsal spikes on their back that assisted them in breaking out of their host, whereas the other individual encountered lacked these features.

Their blood is thick and yellow in color, but notably not acidic. Unlike a typical Xenomorph, Neomorphs do not possess an extendable inner jaw which can be used to attack.

Also, while the teeth of a Xenomorph's outer jaws are usually visible, a Neomorph's jawline is nearly invisible when closed. David's Xenomorphs also known as Protomorphs are strains of xenomorphs he personally created, which confirmed the fact that Xenomorphs are products of Engineers' black liquid with a parasitic wasp as genetic material to create his first Xenomorphs.

While virtually identical to original Xenomorph strain featured so far, this Xenomorph strain possesses notable differences that set it apart from its mainstream cousins due to more crude appearance than another.

Notably, they lack any biomechanical features and their limbs are longer, thinner and muscular, with gaps appearing in their arm pits.

The shoulders and dorsal tubes are noticeably different, being smaller and thinner. David's Xenomorphs also has a thinner, sleeker tail that ends with a small barb or stinger.

Even with these differences, these Xenomorph strains still as deadly as their cousins since they share same powers and abilities, including their armor-piercing inner jaws.

Protomorph Facehuggers had more crude appearance than regular facehuggers because area where reddish wrinkled area between forelegs had flat smooth surface with the same coloration as the rest of its body instead of reddish wrinkled look.

The digits are notably different as they are thinner and while their actual span may be the same as typical Facehuggers, the size in between knuckles is different, notably the size of the digits from body to the first knuckles is smaller.

Protomorph Facehugger is also weaker than regular facehuggers due to easily removed from the victim's face and being slow in strangling the victim with the tail, but makes up of this weakness with their incredible speed and agility and ability to impregnate its host within seconds of attachment that made their ability to a host alive and in a coma redundant, otherwise optional as they would only need to remain attached long enough to implant the Chestburster.

Though sharing the same recklessness with regular facehuggers, protomorph facehugger was intelligent enough to analyze its situation: One of these facehuggers shown quickly retreating when the targeted host was too aggressive, but upon seeing another viable host, it immediately sprang from its cover and attacked.

All in all, protomorph facehuggers' physiology is more designed for speed and hasty infestation instead of incapacitating. The differences in the Drone of this Xenomorph race extend to its Chestburster form which had more developed limbs like Dragon the Runner Xenomorph in Alien 3.

Alternate form of mature xenomorph that so far, only appeared in video games. In appearance, Pretorians can be considered as miniature version of the Queen due to their similar color and physical structures.

Unlike Queens, however, Praetorians do not possess a second pair of arms on their chest, and their jaws, filled with metallic teeth, are comparable to lower Xenomorph castes.

Like Queens, Praetorians typically possess longer dorsal tubes that end in a sharp point when compared to other Xenomorphs that possess these appendages.

Praetorians are dark in color, typically black but sometimes blackish-blue, and stand over 10 feet Despite this size, they are almost as fast and agile as their smaller Xenomorph siblings.

Although Praetorians seem to remain in a permanent bipedal position and owing to their bulk, they cannot scale walls or ceilings.

As is befitting of their size, Praetorians are incredibly strong and their thick skin, known to be bulletproof in some cases, enables them to shrug off damage that would be terminal several times over to most other Xenomorph castes.

They are capable of defeating entire squads of human Marines single-handed and are even a match for Yautja in close-quarters combat.

Praetorians can spit acid in far larger quantities than other Xenomorphs, and will also use their claws and long blade-tipped tails as slashing and stabbing weapons, making them deadly at any range.

Predator , the Praetorian's upper jaw protrudes slightly, giving them an overbite. In AVP: Extinction , Praetorians can be upgraded so they can molt into two specialized breeds as their alternate life cycle: Carriers and Ravagers:.

Carriers are alternate life cycle of Praetorian that purposed for field infestation. Other problems would be that the facehugger themselves though able to travel from the hive into the outside world are vulnerable and can be easily killed.

Carriers' presence within the hive would could counteract this, as they could bring around six to twelve facehuggers for instantly subdued potential hosts on the field without truly need for bring them back into the hive.

Carriers resemble Drones in appearance, but are thrice taller and lack clawed fingers. Instead, they possess a single blade on each arm much like a praying mantis.

Also, they possess pairs of dorsal tubes that seemingly have joints on them, and generates nutrients for facehugger to feed on board.

Carriers also use these tubes to propel the facehuggers on their foes' face like a catapult. Had Carriers facing enemies that cannot be infested, whether while carrying facehuggers or not, they uses their blades instead.

Ravagers are presumed to be the Xenomorph evolutionary response to the heavier military equipment brought to bear by more advanced species.

This massive beast towers above other Xenomorphs, short of the queen, and has a uniquely terrifying presence in battle.

Instead of just having hands, its upper extremities terminate in "hull blades" capable of easily slicing through even advanced armors and metals.

Their appearance are depicted as a taller and more muscular version of warriors. Unlike other forms of Xenos, the purpose of a Praetorian molting into one of these are solely for combat alone, as it can only kill their foes outright instead of subduing them: Ravagers' attacking methods often in form of beheading any enemies that they encountered.

A mutated Alien variant incapable of maturing past its larval stage, the mutated chestburster resembles a large black Chestburster.

Hatched from a pink egg among an ordinary clutch, the mutated chestburster's egg was smuggled to the pleasure planet Celeste, where the resulting hatchling, after escaping from a human host, caused havoc among the population with its diseased slime trail, which caused people to go delirious and detonate.

In Aliens Colonial Marines s story published by Dark Horse Comics, a group of marines ends up on a colony planet known as 'Bracken's World', a primarily oceanic planet that grows large amounts of sea kelp.

Having become stranded on one of the kelp beds following an APC breakdown, the group is attacked from the water by large xenomorphs resembling queen aliens from the top half, and a more whale-like structure below the waist with a lateral tail fin and several trailing tentacles.

The hybrids are a race of Aliens created by a corrupted computer system called "Toy". The hybrids possess the traits of Aliens, Predators and humans.

Like Aliens, they are an eusocial species with acid for blood though it is less acidic than that of the ordinary strain and like humans, they are capable of speech and can use firearms.

They are led by a hybrid king which generates facehuggers capable of impregnating ordinary Aliens. She later settles on the planet LK with her group of "implanted" lepers whose condition prevents their chestbursters from maturing and a pack of Alien warriors.

She and her army successfully beat back both Predator and human forces at the cost of most of her leper friends , and she gives the latter an ultimatum to leave her people alone, or be destroyed.

Queen Mothers are the supreme rulers of the Xenomorph species, and even Queens are subordinate to them. They appear in Dark Horse's extended universe, albeit only on the Hiveworld, where they are protected by enlarged, elite drones.

Queen Mother's nests consist of six orbs arranged around a central orb, in which they reside. These orbs are interconnected and contain the prized royal jelly, which molts a drone or warrior into a new Queen Mother when one becomes absent.

Queen Mothers have acute telepathic and emphatic abilities, thus they are able to call to their hive over vast distances.

In fact, the Queen Mother was capable of melding to the minds of humans during the Earth infestation. What makes a Queen Mother similar to a Queen is that they are both capable of laying eggs.

While a drone was morphing to take the previous Mother's place, several deviant, drones, designated as "red drones" by the humans due to their dull, burgundy color, were born that rebelled against the primary hive, and a countering red hive, led by a red Queen Mother, was created.

In Aliens: Genocide , massive warfare has broken out between the two subspecies over rule of the planet as the dominant xenomorph species.

A fleet of Colonial Marines financed by the Grant Corporation, Weyland-Yutani 's competition in the Aliens novels were sent on a mission to retrieve the deceased Mother's royal jelly, located in the "black" hive, in order to synthesize a highly addictive drug called Xeno-Zip, also known as Fire which the government felt was a "highly useful" combat drug.

The crew decided to destroy the red Mother's hive to distract the drones of the original nest while the jelly was being extracted.

The new Queen Mother was shot after killing a scientist during the extraction. In the comic Aliens: Rogue , a mad scientist engineered the Rogue Alien: a male alien designed as a weapon to rival the queen caste and thus help rid the Earth of its alien infestation see Earth Hive , Nightmare Asylum , Female War , and Genocide.

However, the engineered Alien King escapes and wreaks havoc until it is killed by the Queen that had been nesting in a separate and secured section of the installation.

In the book of the same name, the Rogue is believed to be more powerful than the Queen, but Dr. Ernst Kleist, the scientist who created the Rogue, is shocked to find the Queen is in fact the superior specimen.

While the Rogue is larger and stronger, the Queen's superior speed and intellect enable her to easily dodge the Rogue's brutish attacks while she slowly wears it down and finally slaughters it.

Kleist is subsequently killed when he uses a sound cannon a sound device he designed to [and that did] instantly freeze the movements of xenomorphs on the Queen until it goes critical, destroying the asteroid-base he is on.

The Rogue is seemingly much more aggressive and mercilessly attacks the smaller castes of Aliens.

This is illustrated when Professor Kleist finds the crushed corpses of the elite Praetorian guard of the queen.

The Rogue's recklessness is shown when it destroys the barrier that separates the Alien sector and the Human sector, thus allowing any Alien drones that escaped the Rogue's notice to pour into the Human sector, and when it confronts the queen by crushing the eggs in its way while the queen carefully steps around them to outmaneuver the Rogue.

The Empress is a later stage in the Xenomorph life cycle not specifically stated. When a hive expands to the point of having multiple queens that dwell in it, the "Empress" is the queen that the subsequent queens had spawned from, making the Empress the "queen of queens.

The crest of an Empress has an addition pair of straight spines that flank the three spires of its crest, and there appears to be not as many curves to the crest as there are with the crests of other queens; there are much more geometric lines and angles.

The queen dubbed the "Matriarch" is the oldest known alien queen. It is unknown how old the Matriarch is specifically, but many speculate that she could be thousands or perhaps hundreds of thousands of years old.

The Matriarch's flesh has yellowed and wrinkled with age, giving the creature a subtle softness to its exterior.

The crest of the Matriarch has also expanded with age: two pairs of spires fan out to the sides of the crest in addition to the three that all queens seem to have at maturity, and a bony ridge of spines runs down the center of the crest sweeping towards the end of it.

The face of the Matriarch is extensively scarred as well and missing chunks of flesh from around the mouth and the carapace that protects the face when it is retracted has holes in it that resemble being eaten away by acid.

A strong purple and black brood that uses powerful jump attacks. They are assumed to be special variants of the Warrior and Stalker aliens created through experimentation, much like the Chrysalis and Razor Claws minibosses.

They are sometimes seen curled up on the ground as they wait for enemies. A very large around the same size as a Praetorian Xenomorph with a grayish-green exoskeleton and a hard, tan carapace on its head, back, and forearms.

It gets its name from the chrysalis that it is seen gestating in when it first appears. The Chrysalis' head can actually extend a short distance from underneath the carapace over its head when biting its prey, in addition to the extension of the inner mouth.

More Chrysalis are also seen defending the Queen during the final battle. These have a reddish or blue coloring.

A variation of the Chrysalis appears in the second level of the Konami "Aliens" arcade game, but it looks considerably different and has a different attack pattern.

A bluish brood with an apparently hardened carapace on its arms and head that can defend itself against most projectiles and hand-to-hand attacks.

A lighter colored variation of the Runner from Alien 3 ; a "Super" Dogburster also appears as a much tougher version that launches purple balls of acid from its mouth.

Castes of Xenomorphs that born with ability to flight by the wings. Predator as an end-level boss this one having gestated in a giant species of bat and taken on the arm-wings and overall appearance of a bat , as well as a Flying Queen in the Kenner toy line.

A human implanted by a type of facehugger altered as a bioweapon. Instead of being sedated, they are put in a zombie-like state, and move around the nesting area, attacking any intruders presumably either hypnotized by facehugger that implanted them through chemical secretions or possessed by chestburster inside them.

If the same type of facehugger implants a Predator, the Predator is instead driven into a berserk state, and will attack anything that moves.

Similar zombie-like humans controlled by aliens are found in the Female War comic book, the Aliens arcade game and Alien trilogy for Playstation.

Samuel Kadinsky. This group is called "The K-Series". They are almost identical to normal Xenomorphs in ability but have white and yellow pigmentations to their exoskeleton rather than the dark colors usually seen.

They were eventually wiped out in a hive war to keep the species of xenomorphs "pure" being that they were not naturally created, but were instead clones.

This unique Xenomorph breed is from Mortal Kombat X and it started it's life as one of the eggs that left behind by members of it's kind on Outworld long ago, until a Tarkatan Patrol leader disturb one of them.

This egg hatch in response, releasing the facehugger inside that immediately latches on his face. Later, after the facehugger had fallen off, the Alien progeny burst from the unfortunate Tarkatan's chest, bearing characteristics of both Xenomorph and host.

It eluded the rest of the Tarkatan soldiers and eventually killed them with both of it's inherent powers and the newfound one, retractable blades that it gained from its Tarkatan host.

The creature now roams Outworld, looking for more hosts to build the hive and amasses more powerful Xenomorph breeds to take over Outworld.

Xenomorph individuals are Xenomorphs given names or something similar making them their own being compared to their caste. In the years since the release of Alien , the Alien has become one of the world's most recognized movie monsters and a pop-cultural icon.

In June 4, , the Alien was voted as the 14th most memorable screen villain by the American Film Institute. Typically, its first instinct upon emerging is to flee and hide until full maturation, as well as find a source of nutrition.

However, it soon undergoes a dramatic growth spurt, reaching adult size in a matter of hours; in Alien , the chestburster had grown to 2 metres 6.

Predator: Requiem , Alien warriors are shown who are still growing, showing shedding skin. In the unrated cut, the Predalien is shown wiping off its final molted skin at the film's start.

The chestburster was designed by Alien director Ridley Scott and constructed by special effects artist Roger Dicken.

Much to Giger's dismay, his model reduced the production team to fits of laughter on sight. Scott drafted a series of alternative designs for the chestburster based on the philosophy of working "back [from the adult] to the child" and ultimately produced "something phallic".

Aliens take on various forms depending on the characteristics of their hosts. Most of the Aliens seen to date have been human-spawned, but a number of Aliens born from other hosts have also been seen.

Some of these are also a different variants or species altogether such as the Neomorph and Deacon. The "Dog Alien" or "Ox Alien", also known as "Runner Alien" in the expanded universe stories and referred to in-film as "Dragon", was introduced in Alien 3.

The creature itself shares the same basic physical configuration and instincts as the other Aliens shown in the previous films, although there are several differences due to the host it was spawned from a dog in the theatrical cut, an ox in the novelized version and DVD assembly cut.

The dog Alien in its chestburster form is a miniature version of the adult, unlike the larval human- and Predator-spawned chestbursters.

The adult is primarily quadrupedal , has digitigrade hind legs, and lacks the dorsal tubes of the human-spawned variety. The only differences behavior-wise was that this Alien behaved more like a dog or another quadrupedal animal that generally is prone to using its mouth instead of its front legs as its primary weapon to attack and maul its victims with its teeth.

This Alien, even when actively provoked, would not attack or kill Ripley, due to the queen growing inside her. This, however, changed towards the movie's climax, at which point the monster, after surviving a torrent of molten lead, burst from the liquid and went into a rampage, pursuing Ripley and presumably attempting to kill her until she destroyed it by showering it with freezing water, causing it to explode from thermal shock.

Originally, H. Giger was approached on July 28, , by David Fincher and Tim Zinnemann , and was asked to redesign his own creations for Alien 3.

Giger's new designs included an aquatic face-hugger and a four-legged version of the adult Alien. Giger said in an interview "I had special ideas to make it more interesting.

I designed a new creature, which was much more elegant and beastly, compared to my original. It was a four-legged Alien, more like a lethal feline —a panther or something.

It had a kind of skin that was built up from other creatures—much like a symbiosis. Even after the production severed contact, Giger continued to fax suggestions to Fincher and made full-scale drawings and a sculpt of the Alien, all of which were rejected.

I thought I had the job and that Woodruff and Gillis would work from my plans. On their side, they were convinced that it was their job and accepted my 'suggestions' with pleasure.

They believed that all my effort was based on a huge love for the matter, because I worked hard even after my contract was over.

Giger would later be angered by the end credits of the released film presenting him as merely the creator of the original creature, and the fact that ADI personnel gave a series of interviews that minimized Giger's contribution.

Fox eventually reimbursed Giger, but only after he refused to be interviewed for their behind-the-scenes documentary of Alien 3.

However, Giger would comment that he thought the resulting film was "okay" and that the Alien was "better than in the second film". In Alien Resurrection , due to significant genetic tampering in an attempt to recover DNA from the deceased Ellen Ripley and the Alien queen within her, the resulting cloned Aliens show a number of minor human traits.

The cloned queen inherits a perversion of a human womb, and as a result, it ceases to lay eggs and gives birth to a humanoid mutant hybrid.

The Newborn fails to bond with its Alien queen mother, killing it, and imprinting on the Ripley clone instead.

The Newborn creature was originally scripted by Joss Whedon as being an eyeless, ivory-white quadruped with red veins running along the sides of its head.

It had an inner jaw, with the addition of a pair of pincers on the sides of its head. These pincers would have been used to immobilize its prey as it drained it of blood through the inner jaw.

The Newborn's eyes and nose were added to improve its expressions to make it a character, rather than just a "killing machine", and give it depth as a human-like creature.

This variation is the result of a facehugger impregnating a Predator. The "Predalien" was first depicted in a painting by Dave Dorman , and subsequently featured in the Aliens versus Predator comics and games.

A Predalien chestburster debuted in the final scene of Alien vs. Predator , but did not make a full on film appearance as an adult until Aliens vs.

Predator: Requiem The Predalien shares many characteristics with its hosts, such as long hair-like appendages, mandibles , skin color, and similar vocalizations.

It is a large, bulky creature, and possesses physical strength greater than that of human-spawned Aliens.

Like human-born Aliens, it is also shown to be stronger than its host species, as evidenced by its ability to pin, push, and knock a Predator away with ease.

The dark-blue Deacon is a different species that makes an appearance in Prometheus , though it clearly shares traits similar to the Xenomorph, including a similar life-cycle.

The Deacon is the result of a "Trilobite" which takes its name from a group of extinct marine arthropods , a large facehugger-like creature, attacking and impregnating an Engineer.

After some time, it will burst out of its host, with the notable difference that it is "born" almost fully developed in regards to its limbs and structure.

Its fate is unknown, though the tie-in comic book Prometheus: Fire and Stone , also set on LV, features a mutated mountain with acidic veins which are implied to be the heavily mutated Deacon.

The pale-white Neomorph is featured in Alien: Covenant. The embryonic Neomorph then gestates inside the host until it bursts out of its host's back, throat, or possibly other areas, using mostly its head, which is sharp and pointed, similar to the Deacon.

Like the Xenomorph, the Neomorph has a tail which is strong enough to tear off a human jaw. The Neomorph is a less weaponized version of the Xenomorph and lacks the facial features and biomechanical traits of the latter.

The Neomorph is far more feral than the traditional Xenomorph; they are voracious predators, often eating the corpses of their victims.

Unlike the Xenomorph, the Neomorph appears to lack a hive structure since they propagate through mutated animal life. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Xenomorphe haben verschiedene Möglichkeiten, ihre Beute zu "erlegen". Sie besitzen keine sichtbaren Gesichts -oder andere erkennbare menschlichen Mundfunktionen, wohl aber im Rachen eine Art Muskelstrang in Form eines Zylinders mit Zähnen an der Spitze, eine Art Schlundkiefer.

Dieser wird durch die Muskulatur an den inneren Kieferbögen in der Mundhöhle dauerhaft angespannt.

Diese primäre Waffe ist ihre innere Pharyngealia , die in der Lage ist, eine Wucht zu erzeugen, die sogar Stahl durchschlägt, wenn der Haltemechanismus entspannt wird, wie ein Schuss aus einer Schleuder.

Oft wird das Opfer mit den Händen fixiert, um dann durch einen gezielten Präzisionsschlag durch die Schädeldecke oder Stirn getötet zu werden.

Diese Form des Angriffs ist umgangssprachlich bekannt als "Headbite". Bei mehreren Gelegenheiten sind auch Xenomorphe gesehen worden, die Opfer von Oben aus dem Hinterhalt derartig töteten.

Des Weiteren haben Xenomorphs segmentierte, klingenbesetzte, lange Schwänze. Die scharfe Spitze variiert von einem kleinen, skorpionähnlichen Widerhaken bis hin zu eine langen scharfen Klinge.

Xenomorph Schwanz mit Klinge und gut sichtbaren hornartigen Stacheln auf dem Rücken. Der genaue Zweck dieser "Hörner" war bisher unklar.

Jüngsten Forschungen und Beobachtung zufolge, insbesondere durch Amanda Ripley, haben aufgezeigt, dass diese hohlen Verwachsungen ein Organ bilden könnten.

Dieses Organ scheint dem Alien die Möglichkeit zu geben, leiseste Geräusche präzise und punktgenau zu orten. Auch scheint es dadurch die Möglichkeit zu haben, genau zu bestimmen, welches Geräusch wodurch verursacht wurde.

Eine Art effektiver Selektion. Ferner wird vermutet, da Aliens im Grunde blind sind, dass sich dadurch eine Art "Sichtsonar" für das Alien erzeugen lässt.

Während die Ursprünge der Xenomorphs nie endgültig bestimmt wurden, haben einige Theorien über ihre Anfänge weit verbreitete Anerkennung:.

Die vielleicht bekannteste Theorie ist, dass Aliens keine natürlichen Wesen sind, sondern als biologische Waffe durch eine technologisch fortgeschrittene Rasse erschaffen wurden.

Ein Nachweis dafür umfasst die allgemeine biomechanische Biologie und das Erscheinungsbild der Aliens. Die Xenomorphe sind die "Perfektion" ihrer physikalischen Natur.

Eine andere weniger weithin akzeptierte Theorie ist, dass es die Yautja gewesen sein mögen, aufgrund ihrer Nähe und langwierige Verbindung mit den Kreaturen, welche die Xenomorphe erschufen.

Bisher wurden keine schlüssigen Beweise dafür entdeckt. Als biologische Waffe genutzt oder aber gezüchtet für den Kampf als Herausforderung für junge Yautja, verseuchen die Xenomorph in kürzester Zeit einen ganzen Planeten, wenn kein Einhalt geboten wird.

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The reason for this is likely due to the genetic complexity of the host. The incubating chestburster requires more time for mitosis and cytokinesis due to the morphology of the Predalien.

However, in some cases, the hosts will awake not gradually but suddenly - just in time to be conscious of the chestburster's push out into the world.

Their state of normalcy will last only seconds or minutes. It's also proven that when a host awakens, there is some sort of a memory lapse in which they don't remember anything that has happened to them.

This short-term memory loss is most likely a result of the temporary oxygen deprivation caused by the facehugger's tail, as it asphyxiates the host.

Different types of facehuggers are known to exist, including some highly abnormal variants. The royal facehugger will give rise to Queens or to members of the Praetorian caste, the latter which may be promoted to Queens later on.

However, there's also a poorly-known caste of giant facehuggers which are also known as queen facehuggers , but don't seem to be related to Queens directly.

Unlike regular facehuggers, these giants don't seek to impregnate hosts, but merely protect the ovomorphs. They may use their legs and tail to immobilize potential hosts, allowing regular facehuggers to latch onto the victims' faces and impregnate them [11].

Another highly aberrant form is the Infectoid facehugger, which doesn't implant an embryo, but rather fuses itself to the host's body, transforming the host into an undead zombie -like being, linked to the aliens' hive mind [12].

After attaching itself to a vein and gestating in the chest cavity, Xenomorph infants - called chestbursters - push and chew through the host's chest, causing severe pain, blood loss, shock and death.

The host's rib cage is cracked open, bones bent outward. No one has survived this process other than Emil Zorn, who was fitted with an artificial torso following this encounter.

However, Ripley was cryogenically frozen after she was cloned, and then had it surgically removed. It was also revealed that high amounts of stress can actually make the chestburster more frantic.

This causes it to push and chew through the chest at a faster pace, therefore emerging slightly earlier than normal.

On one occasion, the chestburster erupted out of the head of a host Human instead of the chest. It is suggested that the removal of the chestburster would still lead to the death of the host due to the remaining alien tissue acting like a malignant tumor, in effect developing into a fatal cancerous growth.

At this stage, the Xenomorph is small, limbless, and very vulnerable. Among other possibilities, its neck can be snapped. It needs to get to a safe area so it can reach its next life stage.

It moves with its long tail, and can coil up and jump. It cannot climb on walls or ceilings, but despite these drawbacks it can traverse an area with astonishing speed.

In some cases, they turn into a cocoon [14] , though this could be a subspecies. The common assumption is that the alien molts, grows legs, and develops much like a tadpole turning into a frog.

Another common theory the most accepted one is that chestbursters shed their skin upon growing, as shown when Brett picks up a chestburster skin he found on the floor in an area the chestburster took shelter in.

At very rare times the chestburster emerges after the host has already died, which has been observed in an ox [15]. Why the ox died after it was implanted is unknown; though the most likely reason would be due to a combination of the stress of implantation coupled with the poor health of the animal.

It is seen to be riddled with parasites and presumably spent much of its life in the harsh environment of Fiorina "Fury" Strangely, in this circumstance, the chestburster lived.

This was also seen after the Empress killed a Predator and the chestburster survived. In some cases, morphological traits acquired from the host may already be visible in the chestburster stage, for example: a chestburster born from a Yautja will already display the characteristic mandibles of the race.

Some types of chestbursters already have legs when they emerge, including the royal chestburster and the "Runner".

A variation of this stage is known as the bellyburster , which erupts from the host's abdomen, rather than chest.

These seem to be formed when the host is a pregnant female, and the alien embryo develops inside her womb, presumably feeding on the fetus. A Predalien has been observed to impregnate several hosts with multiple embryos each, which later gave rise to bellybursters.

Since multiple bellybursters can develop inside a single host's womb, they can be used as an efficient way for a young future-Queen to establish a new hive faster.

Little is known about the transformation that occurs between the chestburster and adult phases. As already stated, the Xenomorph appears to molt before reaching maturity.

Maturity is reached in a few hours, and involves a dozen-fold increase in mass, which would presumably require some form of nourishment.

In the Nostromo , Ripley comes across a food locker that had been raided, apparently by the Xenomorph to get food.

When the first Drone encountered on record was born in the Nostromo , it had a smooth, long head, and an upright-standing body. It had no visible eyes, a tail, and strange spines protruding from its back.

However, many years later on LV, the same species was found, but they looked slightly different. The head was no longer smooth, but ridged.

One theory is that the smooth-headed Xenomorph was a Drone, and the ridge-headed Xenomorphs were Warriors. This is supported by the fact that the alien aboard the Nostromo built a nest, which only Drones can do since it is part of their job in the colony.

Another widely accepted idea, however, is age - the Xenomorphs found on LV were more than a few days old, while all of the others encountered were less than a day old.

On the other hand, some hives seem to have a distinct coloration for each caste, in which the Drones are black and the Warriors are a very dark blue; the color difference indicating that age is not a factor.

Another variation was encountered on an expedition to Antarctica. These Warriors were less humanoid and sometimes walked on all fours.

Their tails were longer, with a large, curved barb at the end. The head was smooth but much shorter than normal. It is important to note, however, that this particular Xenomorph hive was grown by the Predators, who introduced a hormone with unknown effects into the Queen's system.

As the Xenomorph has been shown to be an extremely adaptable organism, which lays hundreds of eggs, develops quickly and is highly efficient at altering its own genome to better fit the environment absorbing traits from its hosts , it's very likely that some phenotype variations are simply the result of genetic variation between different populations, which evolve very fast.

Like normal Xenomorphs, a Predalien gains traits from its host. From the chestburster stage, it is noticeably different from other Xenomorphs.

It is a somewhat dark shade of green with external mandibles, due to its Predator Yautja heritage. They lack speed, and their acid blood is not as deadly as a normal Xenomorph's.

If a Predalien is part of a hive that has no Queen, it may serve as Queen due to its reproductive capabilities - its mandibles hold the host's head in place while its inner mouth implants one or more Xenomorph embryos into the host's throat, similar to the function of a facehugger.

Up to four Xenomorph embryos may be planted in a host, if the Predalien needs to build up numbers quickly. It also possesses higher intelligence than normal Xenomorphs.

Though an accepted breed among the Xenomorphs, the Yautja believe this kind to be abominations that must be vanquished by any means necessary.

Runners , a. They act as scouts for the hive, likely due to their quadrupedal and fast nature. Runners are tinged a noticeable brown and run on four legs like the host they hailed from.

However, they will walk and stand on two legs sometimes. On their back, there are no dorsal tubes, likely for better head mobility. Unlike most Aliens, they are digitigrade i.

Their chestbursters are not as larval as the other aliens, but rather a smaller, pale version of themselves. The Runner is all about speed and agility, perhaps one of the fastest castes of Xenomorph ever encountered.

It stalks its prey much like a lion or tiger, waiting for an unfortunate victim to come about and killing them outright, rather than cocooning them in a nest like others would.

They are known to use stealth, just like their siblings. Although not as strong as other castes, Runners are still strong enough to lift a full grown Human.

Like other Xenomorphs, they're also known to attack the head of their prey with their pharyngeal jawed tongues, and are capable of spitting acid.

Runners are shown to be more animalistic in nature and are not the sharpest caste in the hive. They do have some intelligence, but not as much as their bipedal counterparts.

The Runner on Fury utilized hit and kill tactics, rather than capturing creatures and cocooning them in an established nest. They are smart enough to not harm any members of their own kind, especially hosts impregnated with larval Queens.

This was seen when Ellen Ripley was in the medical bay of the Fury penal colony. After the Dragon killed Chief Medical Officer Jonathon Clemens, it quickly turned to Ripley, who was horrified of the creature and despite its intimidating moves towards her, left her completely unscathed.

It even tried to protect Ripley from Leonard Dillon who was trying to get her away from it while it was trapped in a corner. Conversely, this same individual has also demonstrated a desire for revenge, even against those carrying unborn Xenomorphs.

This was seen after it was drowned in hot lead and managed to survive. This led to the creature chasing after Ripley until she dowsed it in water from the sprinklers, causing it to explode via thermal shock.

The Tarkatan Xenomorph is a strain of Xenomorph born from a Tarkatan host. Although, by genetic identification, this strain is identified as "Tarkatan", this type is only one of three variations of this specific strain.

This Xenomorph strain appears to be a bit more bulky and muscular than their wiry, lanky Human-spawned siblings. It is black, like them, but has a shorter head and a more impressive set of teeth, like its host.

The Xenomorph also has arm blades, a trait taken from its host, though its blades are segmented and hooked at the ends. The primary difference between the three variations of the Tarkatan strain is the head.

The primary variation's head is similar to the ridged head of the Warrior. The Acid variation is smooth-lined like the Drone caste, while the Konjurer variation's head bears a close resemblance to the larger crest of a Praetorian.

The Tarkatan Xenomorph appears to be able to adhere itself to surfaces like most of its species. Its most obvious and striking feature is its arm blades, which bear a resemblance to some Yautja weaponry.

The Acidic variation of this strain is able to spew blood out from its body, while the Konjurer variation has the ability to summon Drones and facehugger "traps" on the battlefield.

Numerous types of Xenomorphs have been recorded which aren't the product of gene transference from a host. As a widespread species with fast reproduction, the emergence of a number of subspecies and mutations is to be expected; although some of them haven't evolved naturally, but were intentionally engineered by scientists.

The Xenomorphs have a caste system similar to that of bees and ants. A major difference is that their caste system is far more complex.

It's believed that the Drones in this instance used to indicate a "worker" caste, instead of mating-capable males have the smooth cowl while the Warriors display the ridges.

The Drones and Warriors have different tasks: Warriors defend the hive, and Drones hunt potential hosts, while some live only to protect the Queen, such as Hive-Warriors or Praetorians.

The basis of any Xenomorph hive; the Drones are very much like worker bees or ants. Their main tasks are to keep the hive in good condition.

Also, they seem to have the job of creating their nests with their own secretions. They have the basic body build of the Warrior, except that their dome is completely smooth, whereas the Warrior's dome is typically more ridged.

Drones are smaller and somewhat more delicate than the Warriors, not considered quite as dangerous by Yautja standards, but striking fear into the heart of any Human.

Like all of their brethren, they have acidic body fluids, but only the Drone can spit this secretion onto prey over a short distance. Drones have an organ in their bodies that releases a sticky fluid that they can spit out of their mouth onto any surface.

It can be used to harvest cocooned hosts for the Queen's facehuggers. Warrior Xenomorphs - commonly known as simply Warriors - are the soldiers and protectors of the hive.

They are all children of the hive's Queen, bigger and stronger than the Drones. The Drones are less deadly and somewhat less intimidating.

In most cases, the Warrior looks the same as a Drone, except that the dome on top of the head is generally ridged. They may evolve into Praetorians, which may serve as the Queen's personal guard and potential successors.

Typically, there are four of them at any given time. However, when the Queen wishes to watch them battle for her attention or increase protection in preparation for an attack on the hive, she will release pheromones which cause four additional Warriors to evolve into Praetorians.

Praetorians "Royal Guards" , are bigger and stronger than the Warriors and are seen to have a developing crown. Their primary role within the hive is to guard key locations of importance or interest, and, if nothing else, to protect the Queen herself.

Most Praetorians can be found very close to the Queen's chambers. The physical features of the Praetorian are pristine and very similar to the Queen's: it has a crown-like head crest, large size, and great strength.

The Praetorian is said to be created by special eggs and facehuggers known as a royal facehugger these are generally larger and a darker color than normal facehuggers , which carries a genetic code known as the Royal Jelly Line, which is passed from the Queen herself to the facehugger and embryo.

However, there are cases in which the Praetorians evolve from the Warrior caste. The Queen selects a Warrior to become a Praetorian, and the Warrior is then attacked by fellow Xenomorphs from the same hive and banished.

The Warrior must survive on its own for a long period of time. It returns to the hive as a worthy guard to the Queen.

Besides their guard duties, Praetorians may also act as the "princesses", or immature Queens of the hive, who can be promoted to Queens.

The Xenomorph Queen can lay specialized eggs that are bigger like Queen egg cells in bees which are bigger than Drone cells , that upon hatching can carry on the species through making other hives after the new female cocoons into a Queen.

Some varying reports of Praetorians with massive shield-like growths on their forearms have been seen.

She lays many eggs that hatch to become the first stage of Xenomorph. It is unclear whether the Queen engages in combat outside of protecting her hive.

The Queen is usually nestled deep within the hive, protected by Praetorian guards. She has been known to display some logic-based intelligence, primarily in using simple Human technology such as lifts.

She is the most dangerous of the hive, displaying extreme aggression and using her intelligence to devastating effect. When attached to her egg sac ovipositor , she is immobile and vulnerable to attack.

When she removes herself from it, however, she can move surprisingly fast. She attacks with her four clawed arms, as well as her long, bladed tail.

She has also been shown to use her main and inner jaws in combat. Interestingly enough, it seems that the size of Queens varies.

In one occasion, the Queen was shown to be maybe only twice the size of a Drone this also may be due to her being so relatively young.

In others, she is shown to be considerably larger - three or four times the size of a Drone. This could be explained in a similar fashion to an older Drone's ridged head, as the Queen in question was very old: although kept in a dormant state for long periods of time, she could have been alive for several millennia.

Alternatively, she could have been an Empress. As stated, Queens are created through royal facehuggers which produce Praetorians, or immature Queens.

When a Queen dies or abandons a hive, a Praetorian may fully develop into a new Queen and take her mother's place. Whereas normal embryos adopt characteristics from their host, the royal facehugger's does not.

The royal facehugger carries within it the Royal Jelly Line, which is a genetic code passed down from the Queen Xenomorph to her chosen offspring.

The embryo is more or less a genetic copy of its mother and as such will not adopt the characteristics of the host, but will retain the physical characteristics of the Xenomorph Queen.

Regardless of host, the Praetorian will appear nearly exactly the same as its mother when it fully develops into a new Queen.

Because of this, it's often speculated that the Queen is the only "pure blooded" Xenomorph variety. There is mention of a Xenomorph Empress as well.

Eisenberg might have merely used the term "Empress" to refer to the Queen. However, the Empress is bigger than the average Queen, and might also represent a distinct caste.

Although very similar to a regular Queen, the Empress's main duty is to establish order on a planet with multiple hives.

It is possible that an Empress is simply the oldest Queen on a planet, and the physical differences are the result of aging. It is also mentioned that after a hive grows to around 2, members, the younger Queens set out to establish new hives, and that if the Empress was to die, it would cause the younger Queens to fight over the new hive ruler.

It's most likely that an "Empress" Xenomorph is merely a Queen that has dominated the other Queens in a hive. This would make the title "Empress" just that: a title.

Above the rank of Empress there is the Queen Mother : the single supreme ruler of all Xenomorph hives on all conquered planets; which resides on Xenomorph Prime, accompanied by a personal guard of Queen-sized Praetorians known as Palatines.

One documented caste are the Workers , a. Weavers or "Albino Drones", due to their white coloration. More-so than any other caste, they're primarily concerned with the maintenance and expansion of the hive's structure, and may also tend to the Queen.

They're most notable for their extremely developed proboscis-like inner mouth, which is used to secrete the resin to build up the hive walls.

The Carrier caste and the Ravager caste are both large, specialized forms derived from Praetorians. The Carrier's function is to harbor, protect and transport facehuggers, which will cling to the protrusions on its dorsal spines, and may launch themselves at nearby creatures.

The Ravager, on the other hand, is a purely offensive caste which seeks only to destroy opponents, regardless of whether they could make useful hosts or not.

They're only really employed when the hive is at war. A particularly dangerous, but seldom-seen possible caste is the Crusher.

This massive, tank-like, heavily-armored quadruped is mostly known for its wide bulletproof cranial shield.

Despite being as large as a Praetorian, it's capable of achieving great speed, lending support to the idea that it might represent a Praetorian matured from the "Runner" Xenomorphs spawned from quadrupedal hosts, such as dogs.

Another possibility is that the Crusher might represent a mutation, rather than a naturally-occurring caste. Other less prominent castes include the Lurker : essentially a Drone which, as its name indicates, specializes in stealth tactics.

Although most Drones can spit acid, the Spitter possesses specialized pouches on its head to store additional quantities.

The Boiler, meanwhile, is probably one of the strangest castes: a deformed-looking alien whose suicidal attack consists of rupturing its own body and "exploding" in a rain of acid.

Although a few artificially-created individuals, such as the Rogue Xenomorph , have been referred as "king", the existence of naturally-occurring Xenomorph Kings is dubious, supported only by apocryphal sources.

The image of a Xenomorph visible on the walls of the Engineer's temple on LV, in It is heavily implied that Weyland-Yutani's original synthetic android David was the chief designer of the first Xenomorph egg and therefore the creator of the species.

However, there are no solid facts as to the origins of the Xenomorph species; instead, there are many theories which cannot be confirmed.

They may be an artificially created species, or they may have evolved naturally on a planet very different from Earth. It has been implied that the Xenomorph species derives from the Black Liquid : a living biological weapon created by the Engineers , and stored in special canisters inside a temple on LV, a moon of the gas giant Calpamos, in the Zeta Reticuli System.

The Liquid was created to infect other life forms and either kill them or merge with their genetic structure, giving rise to new and extraordinarily hostile mutations.

Simple worms mutated by this substance, for instance, developed into the Hammerpedes : a species which shares some traits with Xenomorphs, such as the acidic blood.

The android David built to be curious and Human-like secretly infected Charlie Holloway with a drop of the mutagen, and Charlie then impregnated Elizabeth Shaw; resulting in a large facehugger-like lifeform known as the Trilobite.

Elizabeth, in pain from the creature growing within her, then removed the lifeform by entering the automated surgery table on-board Meredith Vicker's exclusive ship.

The lifeform later encountered an Engineer and ensnared him much like a facehugger; thus, creating the Deacon which highly resembles the Xenomorphs, albeit with some differences, such as the pointed head and absence of a tail.

By the next year, David had hijacked an Engineer ship and traveled to an unnamed planet believed to be their homeworld, where he decimated the Engineers' settlement by unleashing the Black Liquid upon them and observed as the Liquid took over life forms native to the planet.

Over the next ten years, David experimented with combining these native life forms with material taken from the bodies of Humans and Engineers alike.

Meanwhile, on the planet's wild ecosystem, the first Xenomorph variety was already starting to develop, known as the Neomorph.

At last, David's research led him to create a batch of genuine Xenomorph eggs, containing actual facehuggers. David knew he needed Human hosts to eventually gestate the Xenomorphs to fabricate his fantasy of becoming a god and creating something even better than his own makers, and this flight of fancy came true when the crew of the USCSS Covenant landed on the planet and one of the facehuggers impregnated Chris Oram, with the resulting chestburster developing as a modern-looking Xenomorph; possibly the first of its kind.

The Xenomorphs have come to be known as "the Perfect Organism", fulfilling David's aspirations. However, this is heavily contradicted by the fact that the Xenomorphs are known to be a pre-existing species that was traditionally bred, reared and hunted by the Yautja intentionally for sport: a tradition that goes back thousands of years and has been practiced on Earth as well as other planets.

Unless the Yautja or another species has found a way to time-travel and brought Xenomorphs to the distant past, this remains incompatible with the idea of Xenomorphs having been genetically-engineered by David.

Another fact that casts doubt about the idea of David's creation being the first Xenomorph is that images representing what appear to be modern Xenomorphs were already present inside the walls of the Engineers' temples when David and the other Prometheus crewmembers arrived in The presence of these images could suggest that the Black Liquid was originally derived from the Xenomorphs, rather than vice-versa.

In that case, specimens like the Deacon, the Neomorphs and David's Xenomorph could represent various stages of regression to a more ancestral form.

Regular Xenomorphs black engaged in war against the Human-created "K-series" Xenomorphs yellow. In any case, it is certain that there is some kind of link between the Xenomorphs and the Mala'kaks, a.

Engineers or "Space Jockeys". The Xenomorph could be the result of genetic manipulation by the Mala'kaks, created as a terraforming mechanism about ten million years ago, which went terribly wrong.

A Mala'kak ship found as a derelict on LV in was shown to have an entire chamber filled with Xenomorph eggs, apparently held in stasis for a long time.

Another idea is that the Xenomorph were the alpha predators of their own ecosystem on a nightmarish and harsh planet assumed to be Xenomorph Prime, but there is no solid evidence.

While warriors protect the queen and her eggs from harm, drones will seek out viable lifeforms to serve as host bodies for the "facehugger" embryos.

Gravity: Xenomorphs can survive in nearly any gravity system, the vacuum of space has not shown at this time to harm the xenomorph.

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Xenomorphs born of human hosts are bipedal with two arm and two legs.


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