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Lists and trivia about the Alien and Predator series

Alien vs. Predator

The Alien vs. Predator franchise is one of the most well-known sci-fi franchises. It all started when you could see a Xenomorph skull in the trophy display in Predator 2. Now the full series composes of 12 movies, dozens of games and hundreds of comics and books. Alien vs. Predator Central offers fun perspectives on the franchise, looking for common themes and some of the ridiculous craziness from the Expanded Universe. Look for top 10 lists, videos, and explanations into the lore of the Alien vs. Predator universe.

Predator Spaceships


Predator Spaceship

Here is a Predator spaceship overview from the Predator movies, games and comics. The Predators are known to use various types of ships with different design and capabilities. The Expanded Universe and it's crossover comics contain some rather ridiculous ship designs to enjoy.

Top 10 Predator Weapons


The Shoulder Cannon from Alien vs. Predator

Here is a list of the top 10 Predator weapons from the Predator movies and games. The Predators are known for their awesome and terrifying arsenal. We try to rank them by firepower and usefulness in different situations, against both human and Alien opponents.

Top 10 Alien Queens


Alien Queens

Here is a list of top 10 Alien Queens from the Alien vs. Predator series who stood out from other hive mothers by causing the most mayhem. Included are the Queen Mother, Matriarch, Empress and other badass Queen Aliens from the movies, games and comics.

Predator Types


Predator Types

Here is an overview of all Predator types from the Predator movies, including the classic, elder, young blood, elite and the newly introduced hybrid Predator types. As a bonus, I include some famous Predator types from the comic books.

Alien Timeline


Alien Timeline

Here is an Alien movie timeline consisting of the events of Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, Alien: Resurrection, Alien vs Predator, Aliens vs Predator: Requiem, Prometheus and Alien: Covenant. The games, books and graphic novel events are not included in the timeline.

Xenomorph King


A Xenomorph King

The Xenomorph King is a special type of Alien rarely seen in the Alien lore. It is known to be bigger than the queen Alien and even more agressive. Here is a list of all notable Xenomorph Kings like the Rogue Xenomorph, the Hybrid King and the Kenner King Alien.

Female Xenomorph


A Female Xenomorph

The female Xenomorph is the big and insect-like queen Alien. However, there are some female Xenomorph hybrids or special experiments who actually have feminine features. Here is a list of all known female Xenomorphs from the Alien franchise, including unused concepts from the movies.

Xenomorph Types


Warrior Alien, a common type of Xenomorph

Here is an overview of all Xenomorph types from the Alien movies, including the facehugger, chestburster, warrior and queen Xenomorphs. As a bonus, some better-known Xenomorph types are also included from the games.

Female Yautja


Sister Midnight, a female Yautja

The female Yautja are fearsome warriors just like their male brethren. Little is known about them and there are only a few notable specimens that are featured in the books and graphic novels. Here is a list of all notable female Yautja, like Big Mama, Sister Midnight and Vagouti.

Top 10 Badass Colonial Marines


Vasquez in Aliens with smartgun

Continuing with the series of top 10 badasses, here we have a list of top 10 badass Colonial Marines from the Alien vs Predator series. They are the grunts who showed courage, killed a lot of enemies and possibly even came out alive in the end.

Top 10 Badass Predators


Broken Tusk from Aliens vs. Predator

Here we have a list of top 10 badass Predators who stood out from their hunter brothers. These are Predators who had a lot of kills, slayed tough enemies and some of them even survived their missions. The Predators are taken from the movies, games and comic books.

Top 10 Badass Aliens


Stompy from Alien: Isolation

Here we have a list of top 10 badass Aliens from the Alien vs Predator series. Included are Aliens from the movies, games and graphic novels. They are the "regular troopers" who stood out from their hive members.

5 alternate fates for Hicks and Newt


Hicks in Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5

People were rather angry after they killed Newt and Hicks in Alien 3. Here are 5 different scenarios where one or both survived, some developed even after Alien 3 was released.

M41A Pulse Rifle variants


Weyland Storm Rifle, a M41A Pulse Rifle Variant

The M41A Pulse Rifle is probably the most iconic human weapon in the Alien series. We take a look at some of the Pulse Rifle variants that have been used in the movies, games and books.

Top 10 reasons Prometheus is a rip-off of Alien vs Predator


Prometheus and Alien vs. Predator

I am quite sure Ridley never saw Alien vs Predator, but one of the scriptwriters for Prometheus might have. Here are the main similarities that I found between the 2 movies.

Aliens On Earth


Alien vs. Predator Arcade Game

The Aliens have invaded Earth several times during its history in the Alien vs Predator franchise. Here are listed 5 Earth invasions. The list is sorted chronologically and some of these events have been deemed non-canon.

Alien vs Predator 3


Yautja Prime, Predator Homeworld

Aliens vs Predator: Requiem (also known as Alien vs Predator 2) left the door open for a sequel. We look at some of the rumors and speculation around the third Alien vs Predator movie.

Top 10 Mad Scientists


Aliens: Stronghold

The Alien vs Predator series has its fair share of mad scientists. Here are listed the top 10 best ones. The entrees are ranked by an elaborate algorithm based on their level of madness, charisma, the impact of their research and the quality of the source material.

Top 8 Alien Movies


Top Alien Movies

All 8 Alien movies ranked from worst to best. The list is including the Alien vs Predator and Prometheus movies. I also take a brief look at the special editions where they are available.

Top 10 Alien Games


Alien vs. Predator Games

The Alien and Alien vs. Predator series has spawned a lot of games during its time. A lot of them are actually pretty good compared to other franchises. Let's take a look which are the best ones.

Top 10 Alien Books


Alien vs. Predator Books, Weyland-Yutani Report

Top 10 Alien books ranked in ascending order. The list contains only items that are considered "in-universe". Any "Making of Books" like Giger's Alien are not included. Graphic novels are also excluded and will appear in an upcoming list.