The Xenomorphs

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The Alien (sometimes referred to as a xenomorph) is a fictional endoparasitoid extraterrestrial species that is the primary antagonist of the Alien film series. The species made its debut in the 1979 film Alien, and reappeared in its sequels Aliens (1986), Alien 3 (1992), and Alien Resurrection (1997). It has also appeared in the two Crossovers Alien vs. Predator (2004) and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007), as well as the various literature and video game spin-offs from the series.

Unlike many other recurring enemy extraterrestrial races in science fiction, the Aliens are not an intelligent civilization, but predatory creatures with no higher goals than the propagation of their species and the destruction of life that could pose a threat. Like wasp or termite, Aliens are eusocial, with a single fertile breeding a caste of warriors. The Aliens' biological life cycle, in which their offspring are violently implanted inside living hosts before erupting from their chests, is in many ways their signature aspect. Their design deliberately evokes many sexual images, both male and female, to illustrate its blurring of human sexual dichotomy.

The Alien 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. The species' design and life cycle have been extensively added to throughout each film.

The script for the 1979 film Alien was initially drafted by Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett. Dan O'Bannon drafted an opening in which the crew of a mining ship are sent to investigate a mysterious message on an alien planet. He eventually settled on the threat being an alien creature; however, he could not conceive of an interesting way for it to get onto the ship. Inspired after waking from a dream, Shusett said, "I have an idea: the monster screws one of them"; planting its seed in his body, and then bursting out of his chest. Both realized the idea had never been done before, and it subsequently became the core of the film. "This is a movie about alien interspecies rape," O'Bannon said on the documentary Alien Evolution, "That's scary because it hits all of our buttons." O'Bannon felt that the symbolism of "homosexual oral rape" was an effective means of discomforting male viewers.

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The Xenomorphs

 

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Result Opponent A Score   B Score
Loss Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon Jinn 20 to 85
Win SG-1 45 to 38
Loss Space Marines (Warhammer 40,000) 40 to 61
Loss War Machine 16 to 71
Loss The 300 Spartans 59 to 71
Loss S.H.I.E.L.D. 27 to 58
Win Graboids 68 to 54
Loss X-Men 14 to 71
Win Blade 53 to 51
Win Basilisk (Harry Potter) 55 to 22
Win Sergeant 'Sarge' Mahonin (Doom) 41 to 37
Loss Lobo 22 to 74
Win Tyranids 55 to 46
Loss Predator 30 to 82
Loss Stitch 35 to 73
Win Clonetroopers 55 to 53
Loss Boba Fett 36 to 61
Win The Daleks 47 to 40
Loss J and K, the Men in Black 39 to 69
Win The Irken Empire 58 to 52
Win The Zerg Swarm 72 to 38
Win The Dominion 75 to 26
Loss Imperial Guard 34 to 58
Win Basilisk (Harry Potter) 69 to 32
Loss The Jedi Knights 23 to 77
Loss Godzilla 33 to 81
Win Ninjas 67 to 56
Loss Sentinels 44 to 80
Loss Hellboy 25 to 94
Win Tyranids 52 to 38
Win John Carpenter's The Thing 62 to 36
Win The Werewolf Family (Dog Soldiers) 61 to 28
Loss Allie Keys (Taken) 53 to 58
Win Eve 37 to 32
Win Haruno Sakura 69 to 32
Loss Maj. Alan Schaefer (Dutch) 36 to 56
Loss Jason Voorhees 35 to 38
Win Velociraptors 82 to 31
Win John Connor 41 to 36
Loss Venom (Mac Gargan) 24 to 65
Win Stormtroopers 53 to 39
Win Guyver Unit 1(Shō Fukamachi) 51 to 49
Loss Justice League 29 to 87
Loss T-800 (The Terminator) 34 to 60
Loss Bullseye 40 to 60
Win Imperial Royal Guard 63 to 41
Win Xena: Warrior Princess 49 to 36
Loss Terminators 27 to 70
Loss UNSC (Halo) 47 to 58
Win Killer Klowns From Outer Space 56 to 24
Win The Death Star 49 to 47
Loss Mara Jade Skywalker 20 to 59
Loss Spider-Man 27 to 50
Win The Brood 49 to 40
Win The Fire Nation 45 to 28
Win Arachnids of Klendathu 55 to 34
Win The Necromongers 72 to 14
Loss Ben 10 33 to 36
Loss The Avengers 11 to 33
Loss The Maestro 8 to 31
Loss Team Fortress 2 13 to 15
Win U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701) 19 to 11
Loss The 501'st 14 to 17
Win U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701) 10 to 7
Win Sailor Scouts 14 to 10
Loss Sauron 7 to 18
Loss Riddick 4 to 19
Win Doctor Who 16 to 14
Win Lelouch Lamperouge 17 to 12
Loss T-1000 (Terminator) 7 to 30
Win Animorphs 13 to 12
Win Gremlins 1 to 0
Loss Scar Predator 9 to 17
Loss Universal Soldiers 12 to 14
Win Vampires (30 Days of Night) 18 to 2
Win G.I. Joe 20 to 16
Loss KISS 13 to 14
Win The Weeping Angels 16 to 14
Loss Warbound of Sakaar 4 to 15
Loss The Mist Creatures 8 to 11
Loss Test Character Zero 9 to 12
Win Red-Shirted Ensigns 20 to 4
Win Stormtroopers 18 to 6
Loss Specimen 6 (Alien) 3 to 11
Win G.I. Joe 15 to 7
Loss Mobile Infantry 11 to 12
Loss Broken Tusk Predator 6 to 24
Loss Machiko Noguchi 8 to 15
Win Cowboys 13 to 7
Win Werewolf 30 to 12
Win The Prawns 34 to 13
Loss Commander Shepard 15 to 22
Win The Lone Wanderer 10 to 9
Loss The Covenant (Halo) 6 to 11
Loss King Bowser 3 to 8