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Alien vs. Predator Central is a fan site that 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 Alien lore, Predator lore, Colonial Marine lore, Space Jockey lore, and Alien Romulus lore.

Romulus Lab: What Is Weyland-Yutani Researching?

The brass doors of the Romulus lab

The Romulus Lab is the newer part of the Renaissance Station from Alien Romulus, containing the source of the Xenomorph infestation that spreads across the platform. In this article, find out everything we know about the Romulus Lab and the specimens that Weyland-Yutani is experimenting on.

Jackson's Star: Guide To The Alien Romulus Colony

The Atmosphere Processor On Jackson's Star Colony

Alien Romulus will begin its story at a "shake and bake" Weyland-Yutani colony similar to Hadley's Hope from Aliens, named Jackson's Star. In this article, find out everything we know about this dystopian colony, its location, and its inhabitants.

Xenomorph Types: List Of All Alien Subspecies And Variants

Warrior Alien, a common type of Xenomorph

Here is a comprehensive list of all Xenomorph types from the Alien movies, including the facehugger, chestburster, warrior and queen Xenomorphs. As a bonus, many better-known Xenomorph types are also included from the games and comics books.

USCSS Patna: Details You Might Have Missed

The USCSS Patna approaching Fury 161

The USCSS Patna was the Weyland-Yutani Bio-Weapons Division ship that arrived on Fury 161 to acquire the Xenomorph specimen from Ellen Ripley. Here is the full overview of the company ship which is barely seen in Alien 3, including details from the Expanded Universe.

USS Sulaco: What Happened Before And After LV-426?

The USS Sulaco approaching LV-426

The USS Sulaco is the legendary warship from the Alien universe that was considered to be an unlucky ship already before the events of Aliens. In this article, find out everything about the Sulaco's past and explore the alternate final fates of the ship.

LV-426: Full Travel Guide To Acheron Locations

LV-426 from space

LV-426, also known as Acheron, is one of three moons orbiting the gas giant Calpamos in the Zeta Reticuli system. Despite its inhospitable conditions, LV-426 has become a significant location due to its connection with the Xenomorph species and the events surrounding the ill-fated Weyland-Yutani expeditions.

USCSS Nostromo: Origins And Specifications

The USCSS Nostromo landing on LV-426

The United States Cargo Star Ship (USCSS) Nostromo is the most well-known ship in the Alien franchise, appearing as the main location of the first Alien movie. Here is a deeper dive into the origins, specifications, and historical significance of the Nostromo.

Alien Romulus Xenomorph: A New Breed Of Alien?

The Xenomorph from Alien Romulus

As per tradition in the Alien movie series, Alien Romulus introduces a new Xenomorph type aboard the Renaissance station. In this article, find out everything we know about this Xenomorph, including its possible alternate life cycle and visual differences from traditional Xenomorphs.

Romulus Androids: Built By Weyland, Seegson, Or Hyperdyne?

An android from Alien Romulus

The Alien franchise is renowned for its inclusion of androids, and "Alien Romulus" is no exception. In this article, we will explore the potential new android characters in "Alien Romulus" and try to identify which company is responsible for building them.

Romulus Proto Pulse Rifle: How It Fits With M41A Lore

The Pulse Rifle from Alien Romulus

Set halfway between Alien and Aliens, Alien Romulus introduces a prototype Pulse Rifle, the iconic weapon used by the Colonial Marines decades later. In this article, find out how this prototype fits with the history of the Colonial Marines and the M41A Pulse Rifle, as established by the Expanded Universe.

Female Predator: Mating Habits And Female Yautja List

Hashori, 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.

Alien vs. Predator 3 News: What's the Latest Rumors?

Dachande from Aliens vs. Predator

Aliens vs Predator: Requiem (also known as Alien vs Predator 2) left the door open for a sequel. We look at some of the news, rumors and speculation around the third Alien vs Predator movie, possibly being released by Disney after Alien: Romulus.

Aliens Expanded: James Cameron Joins Documentary

The Poster for Aliens Expanded

Aliens Expanded, the crowd-funded documentary, has just announced an exciting addition to its cast: James Cameron, the renowned writer and director of Aliens. This inclusion promises to elevate the documentary to a must-see event for fans and cinephiles alike.

Renaissance Station: The Alien Romulus Space Station

The Renaissance Station from Alien Romulus, containing the Romulus lab

As confirmed by director Fede Alvarez, the Space Station from Alien Romulus is called Renaissance, not Romulus. The station is divided into two sections - a lab called Romulus, and an older part named Remus. In this article, find out everything we know about the Renaissance Station.

Corbelan IV: Guide To The Alien Romulus Ship

The Corbelan IV approaching Renaissance Station from Alien Romulus

Unconventionally, the main ship from Alien Romulus is not called Romulus. The ship is named Corbelan IV, while Romulus is the biolab part of a space station designated as Renaissance. In this guide, find out everything we know about Corbelan IV and its role in the movie.

Ellen Ripley: Full Profile Of The Alien Survivor

Warrant Officer Ellen Ripley on the Nostromo

Without a doubt, Ellen Ripley is the most well-known and iconic character from the entire Alien vs. Predator series. Here is the full profile of Warrant Officer Ellen Ripley, including her childhood struggles, side adventures, and the final fate as Ripley 8.

Predator Badlands: Upcoming Movie By Dan Trachtenberg

Predators exploring a badlands from the Marvel comic series

Dan Trachtenberg, the acclaimed director behind 2022's hit 'Prey,' is back in the director's chair for a brand-new installment in the Predator franchise, intriguingly titled 'Badlands.' Following the enormous success of 'Prey,' Trachtenberg is set to take audiences on another thrilling hunt in the Predator universe.

Weyland-Yutani: Full History Of The Company

The logo for Weyland-Yutani

The Weyland-Yutani Corporation, often referred to as "The Company," represents one of the most iconic symbols in science fiction cinema. In this article, we explore the history of Weyland-Yutani, including several corporate acquisitions, mergers, the company's downfall, and a final resurgence.

Predator Face: Origins, Features, And Evolution

The face of the Wolf Predator

The face of the Predator is a distinctive and iconic aspect of this species' anatomy. This overview provides a comprehensive look at the Predator's face, including behind-the-scenes insights and details of each facial feature like the dreadlocks and mandibles.

Scout Predator: Profile Of The Lost Hunter

The Scout Predator NECA cover

Scout Predator was one of the many mysterious Predators appearing at the end of Predator 2 as part of the Lost Tribe. Also known as the Lost Hunter, Scout was later revealed to be a long-ranged weapons expert. Here is the full background of the Scout Predator.

Swimming Xenomorph: Can Aliens Survive Underwater?

Xenomorph swimming in Alien: Resurrection

The Xenomorphs have proven themselves to be well adapted to extreme environments, including underwater. Some Xenomorph types are adept swimmers and can easily navigate in aquatic conditions. Find out here, which Xenomorphs have aquatic abilities and how long can they survive underwater.

Stone Heart Predator: The Brainwashed Bad Blood Yautja

Stone Heart Predator from Predator: Concrete Jungle

Stone Heart Predator was a large Yautja from the Dark Blade Clan, appearing in Predator: Concrete Jungle. Being brainwashed by the Borgia Corporation, he fought his former clan mate, Scarface Predator. Here is the full overview of Stone Heart, including his gear and weapons.

Xenomorph Eggmorphing: From Cocoon To Egg

Concept art for eggmorphing by HR Giger

Eggmorphing is a process of turning human hosts into Alien eggs and a part of the Xenomorph's alternate life cycle. Initially cut from the first Alien movie, but re-inserted in the Director's Cut, eggmorphing is used by Xenomorph Warriors when an Alien Queen is not available to produce more eggs.

Guardian Predator: Profile Of The "Gort" Yautja

The Ultimate Guardian Predator cover by NECA

The Guardian Predator was a big Yautja with a memorable bio-mask from the Lost Tribe appearing at the end of Predator 2. He was later revealed to be an Elite heavy weapons specialist of the clan, with a military past. Here is the full profile of the Guardian Predator, also known as Gort.

Xenomorph Queen: Every Hive Mother, Matriarch, And Empress

An Alien Queen from Aliens vs. Predator: Deadliest of the Species

The Xenomorph Queen is the leader of the hive, the egg layer, but also a capable fighter if there is no need to protect their children. Here is a list of notable Xenomorph Queens from the Alien series who stood out from other hive mothers by their leadership and cunning.

Chopper Predator: The Short-Lived Young Blood

The Chopper Predator from Alien vs. Predator 2004

The Chopper Predator was the third and most insignificant Young Blood Predator from the first Alien vs. Predator movie. He was killed in his first encounter with a Xenomorph and did not become blooded. Here is the full profile of the Chopper Predator, also known as Gill.

Xenomorph Mouth: A Guide To Alien Teeth And Jaws

The closeup of a Xenomorph mouth

The Xenomorph is known for its iconic mouth designed by HR Giger, featuring the terrifying inner jaw. This guide explores the intricate details of the Xenomorph's jaws and teeth, providing insight into their biological functions and their role in the creature's predatory behavior.

Pink Xenomorph: The Rarest Xenomorph Color

A Pink Xenomorph by NECA

The Pink Xenomorph was another Alien variation differentiated by its unique and bright color. Appearing in Aliens: The Arcade Game by Konami, these Xenomorphs were the main enemy in the game. Here is the full overview of the Pink Xenomorphs, including their NECA reimagining.

Predator 3: The Epic Initial Draft Had Dutch Return

An old Dutch Schaefer from Predator: Hunting Grounds

In 1996, Robert Rodriguez wrote an initial script draft for a sequel to Predator 2. The story revolves around Alan "Dutch" Schaefer and a group of soldiers thrown into gladiatorial battles against Predators and other captive aliens on an alien planet.

Albino Xenomorph: List Of All White Aliens

An Albino Xenomorph on LV-695 in Alien: Thaw

Throughout the Alien series, there have been several special types of white and albino Xenomorphs. The reasons for their existence include old age, inherited human traits due to DNA mixing, environmental factors, and even special pigmentations in their skin.

Joker Xenomorph: The Rare Alien Who Fought Batman

The Joker Xenomorph from Batman/Aliens II

The Joker Xenomorph was a distinctive Alien hybrid featured in the crossover comic series "Batman/Aliens II." This character represented a blend of the Joker, the notorious main adversary of Batman, and a Xenomorph Warrior, mixed together with DNA splicing.

Warrior Xenomorph: The Alien Soldier Caste

A Xenomorph Warrior about to attack in Aliens

The Warrior Xenomorph, often referred to as the Soldier (and sometimes a Drone), represents a critical stage in the lifecycle of the Xenomorph species. These creatures are the primary assault force within the Xenomorph hierarchy, known for their formidable combat skills and mass attacks.

Alien Timeline: The Order Of Alien, AvP, Prometheus Movies

The Nostromo approaching LV-426 in the Alien timeline

Here is an updated 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.

Space Jockey Xenomorph: Alien Born From An Engineer

The Space Jockey Xenomorph from Aliens: Apocalypse

The Space Jockey Xenomorph is a giant and rare Alien type that is born from an Engineer, also known as a Space Jockey. This article covers all the individual Space Jockey Aliens featured in Alien lore, including the Deacon and the Titan Xenomorph.

Chestburster: Types And Abilities Of Infant Xenomorphs

A Protomorph Chestburster

After the egg and the facehugger, the chestburster is the third step in the Xenomorph's complex lifecycle. Here is an overview of different abilities and types of chestbursters, depending on the type of the resulting Alien and the way that it is born.

Prometheus 3: Status Of The Alien: Covenant Sequel

The Engineer suit from Prometheus

With many Alien projects in the making under Disney, what has become of Prometheus 3, Ridley Scott's sequel to Alien: Covenant? In this article, find out the status of the movie, how the story of David and the Engineers could continue, and how other Alien projects could still connect to the prequel characters.

Xenomorph Motivations: What Do The Xenomorphs Want?

A Xenomorph from Aliens: Definance

The Xenomorphs are known for somewhat conflicting motivations, shifting from causing a killing spree in one movie to capturing potential hosts in another. In this article, we try to find out what the Xenomorph really wants and what drives its actions.

Xenomorph Egg: Guide To The Alien Ovomorph

Kane with the Xenomorph Egg in Alien

The Xenomorph egg, commonly known as the Ovomorph, is a central element in the Alien franchise. This guide delves into the diverse types of Xenomorph eggs depicted in the films and expanded universe, offering an in-depth exploration of each type's unique characteristics.

Xenomorph Lifespan: How Long Do Xenomorphs Live?

The Nostromo Xenomorph hiding in the shuttle in Alien

This article delves into a pivotal question: What is the Xenomorph's life expectancy? By examining each distinct type within the Xenomorph hierarchy - from the initial egg stage to the adult forms, including the rare Alien Queen - we aim to shed light on the longevity of these alien entities.

Protomorph: Guide To Alien Covenant's Praetomorph

The Protomorph/Praetomorph from Alien: Covenant

The Protomorph (also known as the Praetomorph) is the latest addition to the Xenomorph type family, appearing in the sequel to Prometheus, Alien: Covenant. Here is the full overview of the Protomorph, including its complicated origins, life cycle, and characteristics.

Xenomorph Acid Spitting: Do All Aliens Spit Acid?

The Cloned Xenomorph from Alien: Resurrection spits acid

The Xenomorph is notorious for its lethal attributes, including the secretion of highly corrosive acid. Although the Xenomorphs bleed acid when wounded, many Xenomorph types can utilize it as an attack mechanism, including the Cloned Xenomorphs from Alien: Resurrection.

Facehugger: Anatomy And Types Of The Second Stage Alien

A regular Facehugger

The Facehugger is a terrifying second stage in the Xenomorph's life cycle. Here is a full overview of the Facehugger, including its anatomy, abilities, and the list of variants, which contain the Queen facehugger, giant facehugger, and the white hybrid facehuggers.

Deacon: Origins And Fate Of The Prometheus Alien

The Deacon from Prometheus

The Deacon marks a significant stage in the mutations caused by the Black Goo Pathogen. First emerging from a Trilobite-infected Engineer on LV-223, the Deacon had unique characteristics somewhat similar to both the Xenomorphs and the Neomorphs.

Xenomorph Eating Habits: What Do Xenomorphs Eat?

Xenomorph preparing to eat

One question that has intrigued Alien fans has repeatedly been: Do The Xenomorphs Eat? While these creatures are often seen as relentless creatures that grow at fantastic speeds, there is much more to their nutritional intake than meets the eye.

Praetorian Xenomorph: The Guardian Of The Queen

The Praetorian Xenomorph from Aliens: Fireteam

The Praetorian Xenomorph, known as the Royal Guard, is an integral and powerful figure in the Xenomorph XX121 species' hierarchy. Emerging in bigger hives, they serve as protectors of the Queen or Empress, playing a crucial role in the defense of their species.

Taming A Xenomorph: Can Xenomorphs Become Friendly?

A Xenomorph being mind controlled in concept art for Alien 5

The Xenomorphs are typically portrayed as hostile and lethal, attacking anyone in sight. This article examines different methods that might enable humans to interact safely with Xenomorphs or even alter their aggressive nature to be tame and friendly.

Newborn Alien: The Mutant Xenomorph Profile

The Newborn from Alien: Resurrection

The Newborn is a unique creature from the movie "Alien Resurrection," known for being a hybrid of human and Xenomorph, two different species. Unlike other Xenomorphs, the Newborn has human-like features and emotions, making it a somewhat hated standout in the Alien series.

The Meaning of Xenomorph: Alien Species Names Explained

The cover of Alien: The Cold Forge

Over the years, the Xenomorph has been known by various names, each adding layers to its mystique and terror. This article delves into the significance and origins of these names, shedding light on how they contribute to the lore of this legendary extraterrestrial organism.

Yautja Respiration: How Do The Predators Breathe?

The Jungle Hunter Predator unmasked

The Yautja possess a complex respiratory system that allows them to thrive in various environments, including Earth. This article explores the intricacies of their respiratory system, focusing on their lungs, breathing aids, and adaptations for different atmospheres.

Shaman Predator: Profile Of The Yautja Spiritual Leader

The Shaman Predator cover by NECA

Shaman Predator was a distinguished member of the Yautja community who notably stood out among the Lost Tribe at the end of Predator 2. Also known as the "Hippie Predator", this long-dreadlocked Yautja wore a fearsome skull mask and became the spiritual leader of the tribe.

Yautja Eyes: How Do The Predators See?

The Eyes Of The Yautja

Behind the Predator's bio-masks are the Yautja eyes, a distinct part of their anatomy that provides them with their most important sense. In this exploration, we delve into the mysteries of the Predator's eyes, their colors, capabilities, and how these hunters perceive the world.

Wolf Predator: Profile For The Yautja "Cleaner"

Wolf Predator examines a bio-mask

Wolf Predator was a fan-favorite Elite Yautja from Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem where he was depicted as a "cleaner" to clear up the mess from the first Alien vs. Predator movie. Here is the full profile for Wolf Predator, including overviews of his weapons and armor.

Yautja Height: How Tall Are Predators?

Jungle Hunter vs. Dutch Height Comparison

The Yautja, renowned hunters from beyond the stars, are as iconic for their towering presence as they are for their lethal skills. In this exploration, we delve into the vertical dimensions of Yautja, examining their average height, and finding out who are the tallest and shortest Predators.

Yautja Humor: Why Does The Predator Laugh?

A Predator laughing

The Jungle Hunter laughing while blowing himself up at the end of the first movie raises an intriguing question: Does the Predator have a sick sense of humor and does he truly laugh, or is he just mimicking humans? In this article, find out about the significance of Predator humor and laughter.

Xenomorph Origins: Who Created The Xenomorphs?

The Xenomorph Mural from Prometheus

The Xenomorph Origins are shrouded in mystery but multiple explanations have emerged from both the Alien movies and the Expanded universe about the Alien's creation. In this exploration, we delve into different prominent theories surrounding the origins of the Xenomorphs.

Yautja Lifespan: How Long Do Predators Live?

An Ancient Predator

The Yautja lifespan stands as a particularly intriguing puzzle, although evidence from the movies and expanded lore seems to suggest that Predators live much longer than humans. Find out here, exactly how long the Predators live if they manage to survive their perilous hunts.

Cyborg Predators: Every Cybernetically Enhanced Yautja

The Bionic Predator from Predator: Hunting Grounds

In addition to genetic hybridization, the Yautja sometimes enhance themselves with cybernetic technologies, either to replace a limb or to gain new abilities. Here is a list of all known cybernetically enhanced Predators, including the Bionic Predator and the Spiked Tail Predator.

Yautja Failure: What Happens When A Predator Fails?

The Predalien born from Scar Predator

The Yautja have earned a formidable reputation due to their great hunting skills, but even the mightiest warriors are not immune to defeat. In this exploration, we delve into the consequences that Yautja face when they encounter failure in their perilous pursuit of prey.

Yautja Smell: What's Predator Scent And Can They Smell?

The face of the Jungle Hunter Predator

Among the many enigmatic facets of their physiology, the Yautja's sense of smell emerges as a critical element in their pursuit of prey. This article aims to unravel the complexities of the Yautja smelling without a nose, and explores what the scent of the Predators might be.

Yautja Motivations: What Do The Predators Want?

The cover of Predator: The Last Stand

Central to the intrigue surrounding the Yautja is the question of their motivations. What drives these interstellar hunters? In this exploration, we embark on a journey to unravel the mysteries of Yautja motivations and gain insight into what the Predators truly want.

Skull Masked Yautja: All Predators Who Wore Bone Helmets

The Shaman Predator with a skull mask by NECA

One of the most intriguing subsets of Predator's bio-mask is the skull mask, characterized by bone-like structures forming a fearsome helmet. Wearing a Skull Mask signifies not only a fearsome appearance but also a deep connection to the Yautja's cultural and spiritual beliefs.

Best Alien Books: Full Guide To Xenomorph Novels

The cover of Aliens: Nightmare Asylum, one of the best Alien books

In this article, we'll be taking a look at the top 10 Alien books that are a must-read for any fan of the Alien franchise. These novels delve deeper into the mythology of the Xenomorphs, offering new insights and perspectives on the creatures and their origins.

Best Predator Books: Full Guide To Predator Novels

Predator: Turnabout

The Predator series does not contain many books. Including the Alien vs. Predator series, there are slightly over a dozen Predator books. Most of them are quite great, with only a few stinkers. Here is a ranking of the best Predator books, including many old classics.

Predator vs. Superman: Who Would Win?

Predator fights Superman

In this epic clash, we delve into the confrontation between the extraterrestrial hunter, the Predator, and the Man of Steel himself, Superman. While these two characters belong to entirely different universes, they have squared off several times in the crossover comic books.

Neomorph: The White Xenomorph Relative

The Neomorph from Alien: Covenant

Among the various iterations of the monstrous Xenomorph, Alien: Covenant introduced a new and terrifying addition to the family: the Neomorph. Here is the full overview of the Neomorph creature, from its origins to its proposed final fight with the Protomorph that didn't make it to the movie.

Big Mama Predator: A Female Yautja Profile

Big Mama Predator wearing a bio-mask

Big Mama was the first prominent Female Predator introduced in the expanded Predator lore. Here is the complete overview of the Big Mama Predator, including her complicated relationship with Ash Parnall and the battle against the Hybrid King.

The Morality Of Predators: Are Yautja Good Or Evil?

A Yautja about to strike a human opponent

The complex moral alignment of the Predators been a subject of debate among fans: are the Yautja good or evil? In this article, we will explore the enigmatic nature of these intergalactic hunters, delving into their motivations and actions, in an attempt to decipher their ethical standing.

Other Species That Yautja Hunt: From Amengi To Druthaki

The River Ghosts attack in the Predator 2023 Marvel comic

The Yautja are renowned for their relentless pursuit of challenging prey. While humans and Xenomorphs are the most famous targets of the Predators, there exist other intelligent species that have found themselves in the crosshairs of the Yautja's infamous laser-sighted weapons.

Yautja Feats Of Strength: How Strong Are Predators?

Feral Predator lifts a bear

Recognized for their advanced technology and hunting skills, one of the defining characteristics is their remarkable physical strength. In this article, we will delve into the awe-inspiring feats of strength exhibited by the Yautja and answer the question: How strong are the Yautja?

Celtic Predator: Leader Of The Yautja Young Bloods

The Celtic Predator from Alien vs. Predator 2004

The Celtic Predator was the leader of the three Young Blood Predators sent to their initiation hunt in Antarctica in the first Alien vs. Predator movie. Here is the full profile of the Celtic Predator, including overviews of his history, weapons, and armor, and appearances in other media.

Yautja Emotions: What The Predators Feel

A Wounded Predator in pain from Marvel's Predator series

In the ruthless world of the Yautja, emotions play a complex and intriguing role. These formidable extraterrestrial hunters are known for their stoicism and warrior code. This article delves into the enigmatic emotions of the Yautja, including pain, fear, anger, hesitation, and mercy.

Alien 5: Status Of Neill Blomkamp's Aliens Sequel

Ellen Ripley and Hicks together in Alien 5, an alternate sequel to Aliens

Directed by Neill Blomkamp, the proposed "Alien 5" generated considerable excitement, eventually leaving fans in a state of anticipation and disappointment. This article delves into the development, cancellation, the profound impact of "Alien 5," and explores the story details of the movie.

Yautja Fears: What Are The Predators Afraid Of?

Scar Predator gets scared

For all of the Yautja's predatory prowess and imposing appearance, they are not devoid of fears and anxieties. In this article, we try to figure out what the Predators are most afraid of, including the dread of dishonor to the unsettling prospect of getting facehugged.

Yautja Intelligence: How Smart Are Predators?

The Elder Predator from Alien vs. Predator 2004

Beyond the Yautja's fearsome appearance and hunting prowess, the extent of their intelligence remains a subject of intrigue and debate. This article explores the multifaceted aspects of Yautja intelligence, trying to figure out exactly how smart the Predators are.

FX's Alien TV Series: News, Cast, And Plot Details

The Teaser Poster for the FX Alien TV Series

The Alien franchise soon embarks on a thrilling new chapter with the FX Alien TV series, marking its first-ever foray into live-action television. As eager fans await its arrival, we've meticulously compiled information from authoritative sources to craft a guide to the series.

Grid Alien: An Alpha Xenomorph Profile

The Grid Alien leads other Xenomorphs to battle

The Grid Alien was a remarkable Alpha Xenomorph from the first Alien vs. Predator movie, noticeable by the grid pattern on its head. This Xenomorph Warrior received damage from a Predator netgun but still managed two kill two Yautja, a rare feat for a single Xenomorph.

Predator-Human Relations: From Worthy Prey To Diplomacy

Scar Predator with Lex

What truly enriches the Predator lore is the intricate and multifaceted relationship between Yautja and humans, which has spanned for many millennia. In this article, we'll navigate through the complex Yautja-human interaction via various subtopics, shedding light on this intergalactic dynamic.

Yautja Facts: Strange Details About Predators

Predator on one of the Marvel covers

There are some lesser-known and rather strange details about the Yautja that might astonish even the most dedicated fans. In this article, we'll delve deep into these unusual facts and trivia about the Yautja, uncovering their mysteries that have captivated audiences for years.

Predator 2: An Underrated Sequel That Expands the Hunt

The City Hunter on the Poster for Predator 2

Released in 1990 and directed by Stephen Hopkins, Predator 2 is the thrilling sequel to the iconic 1987 film Predator. In this article, we will delve into the world of Predator 2 and explore what makes it a worthy and underrated addition to the Predator franchise.

Alien: Romulus - Upcoming Alien Movie News And Rumors

The Teaser image for Alien: Romulus featuring a Facehugger

Alien: Romulus is the working title for the upcoming Alien movie lined for release in 2024 which is directed by Fede Alvarez. Find out all the details about the movie here, including the exact release date, plot details, and all the known cast and crew members.

Predator Axe: Battleaxes And Hatchets Used By Yautja

The Battleaxe used by the Warrior Predator from the Lost Tribe

The Predator Axe is a heavy melee weapon that delivers devastating damage in close-quarters combat. While the more agile Predators prefer the combisticks or wristblades, the battleaxe is used by the more brutish and stronger Yautja - often the Super Predators or the Viking Predators.

Yautja Blood: The Hidden Properties Of Predator Blood

Predator blood on leaves in the first Predator movie

The Predators are renowned for their advanced technology, imposing physique, and a unique aspect that has intrigued fans: their distinctive green blood. In this article, we delve into the mystique surrounding Yautja blood, exploring its properties and significance.

Best Alien Games: Ranking Of Xenomorph Games

Aliens: Fireteam Elite

The Alien franchise has spawned a lot of games during its over 40 years of existence. Here is a list of the best Alien games ranked in descending order, including some older classics, and newer ones like Aliens: Fireteam Elite as well.

Yautja Vehicles: Land-Based Transports Of Predators

The Giant Drill From Predators

Although the Predators use exotic and fast starships to arrive at their hunting locations, they sometimes rely on land-based vehicles as well. Here is an overview of all the land-based machines in the vast Predator inventory of advanced technology.

Yautja Architecture: Predator Structures And Statues

Yautja Architecture visible in the home of Wolf Predator

While many aspects of the Yautja culture remains shrouded in mystery, their architecture offers tantalizing glimpses into their society and way of life. In this article, we delve into the facets of Yautja architecture, shedding light on their buildings and other structures.

Yautja Bow: A Weapon of Elegance and Precision

A Yautja Bow used by a female Predator

In the vast and mysterious arsenal of the Yautja, one weapon stands out as a symbol of both elegance and deadly precision — the Yautja Bow. In this article, we delve into the history, design, and significance of the Yautja Bow, exploring its role in the hands of the fierce female Yautja.

Yautja Dictionary: The Vocabulary Of The Predators

The Predator Wrist Gauntlet, showcasing Yautja symbols

This overview delves into the captivating lexicon of the Yautja, offering a glimpse into the vocabulary of these enigmatic beings. It contains the Yautja dictionary with the most common and often used terms in the Predator language, from weaponry to curse words.

Yautja Empire: List Of Planets Ruled By Predators

The Game Preserve planet from Predators, part of the Yautja Empire

After evolving on their homeworld and escaping from enslavement, the Yautja have traveled the cosmos, establishing their dominion on various planets across the galaxy. In this article, we will explore some of the notable planets within the Yautja Empire.

Predator Queen: Overview Of The Yautja Matriarch

A statue of the Predator Matriarch

Beyond the fearsome ranks of Yautja warriors, there exists an even more enigmatic figure: the Predator Queen. The Yautja Queen, often shrouded in mystery and seldom glimpsed in popular media, serves as the matriarch of their species.

Yautja Fighting Style: Combat Types Of The Predators

A Predator throwing a spear

The Predators are not limited to a single method of combat; instead, they employ a range of techniques, weapons, and tactics to engage their prey. From long-range sniping to brutal hand-to-hand combat, let's explore the multifaceted world of Yautja fighting styles.

Underwater Yautja: Predators That Swim

A Yautja swimming underwater

While the majority of Yautja hunts take place on land, their adaptability is evident when faced with aquatic environments. These formidable extraterrestrial beings have mastered the art of underwater warfare, equipped with the tools and skills necessary to dominate beneath the waves.

Predator Civil War: List Of Yautja Blood Feuds

Jungle Hunter Predator lifts the head of a Killer Predator

The Predator Civil Wars were a series of conflicts where one Predator clan fought with another over major disagreements over the Predator Honor Code. Here is an overview of all the major Predator Civil Wars, leaving out minor Predator vs. Predator skirmishes.

Yautja Abilities: A Guide To Predator Powers

A Predator Lifting a Marine and a Xenomorph

One of the most fascinating aspects of the Yautja is their remarkable abilities, which make them formidable hunters and adversaries. In this article, we will delve into the mysterious and awe-inspiring abilities of the Yautja, including their physical strength, regeneration, and agility.

Xenomorph Anatomy: Exploring The Biology Of Aliens

The Original Xenomorph born from Kane

The Xenomorph's complex and enigmatic anatomy, a masterwork of both biological evolution and imaginative design, adds to the allure of these formidable creatures. In this exploration, we delve into the intricacies of Xenomorph anatomy, uncovering the mysteries that make them a true sci-fi masterpiece.

Greyback Predator: Future And Past Of The Predator 2 Elder

Wolf Predator fights a Xenomorph

Greyback the Elder from the end of Predator 2 was the leader of the Lost Tribe and one of the most established Predators ever. Here is the lore behind the Greyback Predator, including information about his past and future hunts, and his appearance in other media.

Alien vs. Predator: Who Would Win In A Fight

Wolf Predator fights a Xenomorph

The age-old debate between fans of the Alien and Predator franchises revolves around a simple yet captivating question: who would win in a fight between these two iconic extraterrestrial species? The answer remains subjective and open to interpretation.

Hive Wars Predator: A Yautja Stranded On Xenomorph Prime

The Hive Wars Predator from the Life and Death comic series

The Hive Wars Predator was a legendary Elite Yautja who was stranded alone on Yautja Prime after a disastrous hunt that doomed his clan mates. Here is the full profile of this powerful Yautja, including overviews of his hunting history and weaponry.

Raphael Adolini 1715 Pistol: Origins And Aftermath

The Raphael Adolini 1715 Flintlock Pistol From Predator 2

The Raphael Adolini 1715 flintlock pistol given by Lieutenant Harrigan at the end of Predator 2 is a memorable trophy and a weapon shrouded in mystery. In this article, we explore the alternate backstories and the possible final fate of the pistol.

The Meaning of "Yautja": Predator Species Names Explained

The meaning behind the Predator species names

While the movies just call them Hunters, the Predators are often named the Yautja or the Hish-Qu-Ten (Hish) in the expanded lore of books and comics. In this article, we explore what is the meaning behind these terms and from which source material they originated from.

Yautja Culture: The Everyday Life Of Predators

The Predator Culture at display with Yautja Socializing

While much attention has been focused on their hunting skills and intergalactic conflicts, it is interesting to delve into the details of their everyday lives. This article aims to shed light on various aspects of Yautja culture, from their religious beliefs to their familial structures and beyond.

Predator Pistol: Overview Of All Yautja Handguns

The Predator Plasma Pistol from AvP: Requiem

The Predator Pistol is a handheld weapon that shoots heated plasma, similar to the shoulder cannon. It is rarely seen in the movies and mostly shows up in the Predator games. In addition to the plasma shooter, different handheld Predator guns exists, that shoot spears, bolts and even nets.

Alpha Predator (Kaail): The First Yautja

The Alpha Predator

The Alpha Predator (also known as Kaail) was a legendary Predator who led a rebellion against the insectoid Amengi race thousands of years ago and became the first who can be considered to be Yautja. Here is the full profile of the Alpha Predator.

M41A Pulse Rifle: History And Variants

Weyland Storm Rifle, a M41A Pulse Rifle Variant

Used by the Colonial Marines across the universe, 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 comic books.

Predator Smart Disc: Features And Variants

The Smar Disc used by the City Hunter Predator

One of the most unforgettable weapons showcased in the Predator films is the Smart Disc — a formidable and deadly weapon wielded by the Yautja. In this article, we delve into the features, types, and impact of the Predator Smart Disc as depicted in the movies and beyond.

Xenomorph Life Cycle: A Guide To Alien Evolution

The Xenomorph Queen with an egg sack

The Xenomorph species has a fascinating life cycle that has evolved with almost every Alien movie. From the Alien egg to the giant Alien Queen, the Xenomorphs go through many different stages that each serve a specific and important purpose.

Predator Killer Suit: Origins, Features, And Aftermath

The Predator Killer Suit from The Predator

The Predator Killer suit from the end of The Predator was a gift to humanity from the Fugitive Predator's clan to help them fight the Upgrade Predators. With advanced armor and weaponry, this iron-man-like suit was a powerful but convoluted way to fight other Yautja.

Predator Spear: Guide To Every Yautja Combistick

The Predator Combistick in use

The Predator spear (also known as the combistick) is one of the main Predator weapons and shows up in almost all the Predator movies. Great for stabbing, blocking and even throwing, it comes in several variants, many of which expand like a telescope.

Yautja Origins: History Of The Predator Race

The Yautja Origins

Not much is known about the origins and history of the Predator race, also known as the Yautja. In this article, we explore the Predators evolving on Yautja Prime, developing their hunting culture, and other fascinating events that shaped their evolution as the apex predators of the universe.

Predator Ranks And Titles: Guide To Yautja Hierarchy

An Elite predator nicknamed Wolf

The Predators have a fascinating hierarchy that determines their ranks and titles, which is closely tied to the hunt. In this article, we will explore the ranks of the Yautja, from the lowest to the highest, shedding light on the significance of each level.

Predator Netgun: Overview Of Yautja Net Launchers

The Netgun of the Celtic Predator

The Netgun is a specialized weapon utilized by Predators to immobilize and ensnare their targets. Unlike conventional firearms, this weapon fires a specially designed net rather than projectiles. Several types of the netgun exists, with many supporting gadgets and capabilities.

Feral Predator: A Yautja Profile

The Feral Predator from Prey

The Feral Predator is the latest Yautja introduced in the Predator movies, debuting in Prey. With a different appearance and new gear, this Predator hunted in the Great Plains during the start of the 18th century and came into conflict with French trappers and a Comanche tribe.

Predator Blooding Ritual: Becoming a Blooded Yautja

A Predator Blooding Ritual in progress

One of the most intriguing customs of the Yautja is the Blooding Ritual, a rite of passage that demonstrates a young Predator's readiness to join the ranks of the honorable hunters. This ritual is performed at the end of the First Hunt, and involves marking oneself with the blood of the enemy.

Best Predator Movies: Ranking From Predator To Prey

Predator Prey Poster

Here is a list of the top 7 Predator movies ranked in descending order, including Prey and the Alien vs. Predator movies. Although this is just a top 7 list, we can hope that one day a top 10 can be made with new worthy sequels to both Predator and Alien vs. Predator series.

Alien Egg On Sulaco: All Theories For The Alien 3 Mystery

An Alien Egg Inside Sulaco from Alien 3

The existence of the Xenomorph egg on the USS Sulaco at the beginning of Alien 3 is one of the biggest mysteries of the Alien franchise. In this article, we take a look at most of the theories surrounding the egg, including plausible ones and others completely outlandish.

Predator Prey 2: News and Rumors for Predator 6

Naru and the Feral Predator from Prey

Although the movie was released only on the streaming service, Prey was both a critical and financial success, and it only makes sense for Disney to greenlight a sequel. Find out about the current status of Prey 2 (also known as Predator 6 ) movie here.

Predator Shoulder Cannon: Plasmacaster Types And Details

The Shoulder Cannon of Scar Predator

The Shoulder Cannon (also known as the Plasmacaster) is the Predator's main ranged weapon that usually sits on the left shoulder. It fires a powerful plasma blast that varies in strength. Many variants of the Shoulder Cannon exist, with almost every Yautja having a unique one.

Best Predator Games: Ranking From Worst To Best

Predator: Concrete Jungle

Here is the list of the top 10 Predator games of all time, including old classics from the 80ties and the latest Predator: Hunting Grounds. The list contains many Alien vs. Predator games as well - there a not so many exclusive Predator games in the series.

Predator Cosplay: Wearing a Predator Costume

A Predator cosplayer

Predator cosplay has become a popular choice for fans of the iconic alien hunter. From the intricate armor and weaponry to the ferocious appearance, the Predator is a challenging yet rewarding cosplay to tackle. Here is a short overview and some tips about becoming a Predator cosplayer.

Best Alien Comics: A Complete Reading Guide

Top 10 Alien Comics

The Alien comics are known for their great artwork and classic storylines showing us things never seen in the Alien movies before. They have explored the Xenomorph homeworld, the Alien invasion of Earth and several new types of Aliens. Here is a top 10 list of the best ones in descending order, including many old classics.

Biggest Xenomorphs: Alien Size Comparison

The Crocodile Xenomorph - A Big Xenomorph

The Xenomorphs come in many forms and sizes, often depending on the type of the host. Here is a list of Xenomorphs ranked by their physical size, including several Xenomorphs from the Expanded Universe like the Alien King and Crocodile Alien.

Predator Healing: Medicomp And Other Abilities

The Predator Medicomp used by the Jungle Hunter

One of the lesser-known aspects of the Yautja species is their remarkable resilience to damage and the sophisticated devices they use to aid their recovery. The Predators often get wounded on their hunts and have to use the Medicomp with its wide array of specialized devices.

Predalien: Guide To Xenomorphs Born From Predators

A Predalien

The Predalien is the result of a facehugger impregnating a Predator. They are more powerful versions of the Xenomorphs, comparable in size and strength to the Praetorians, the guards of the Alien Queen. Here is a list of notable Predaliens from the AvP lore, including the Abomination and the LV-1201 Predalien.

Predator Weapons: Overview Of Yautja Hunting Arsenal

The Shoulder Cannon from Predator 2

The Predators are known for their awesome and terrifying arsenal, being able to dispatch enemies in different and almost always lethal ways. Here is a an overview of the Predator weapons from the Predator movies, games and comic books.

Biggest Predators: Yautja Size Comparison

The Upgrade Predator is one of the biggest Predators

The Yautja come in different shapes and sizes. While female Predators are known to be bigger, some others mutated themselves or spliced their DNA to get huge. Here is a list of physically biggest Yautja from the Predator series.

Predator Cloak: Yautja Invisibility Devices

A Predator Cloak used by the Jungle Hunter

The Predators are known for their advanced cloaking technology, which allows themselves and their ships to become almost invisible to the naked eye. In this article, we will take a closer look at the Yautja cloak and explore its features, abilities, and limitations.

Best Predator Comics: A Complete Reading Guide

Predator Comics

The Predator comics have now been released for three decades and contain some great stories. Here is a top 10 list of the best ones in descending order, including some crossover comics like Batman vs. Predator and Aliens vs. Predator.

Xenomorph Weaknesses: How To Kill An Alien

Fire is the main Xenomorph Weakness

With their unique physiology and highly adaptable nature, Xenomorphs have proven to be formidable foes for many space-faring explorers and soldiers. However, despite being called the Perfect Organism, they also have several weaknesses that can be exploited by their enemies.

Predator Honor Code: Yautja Rules Of The Hunt

The Predator Honor Code

The Predator Honor Code is a set of beliefs and values that guide the behavior of the Yautja. These beliefs are deeply ingrained in their culture and are passed down to younger generations. In this article, we will explore the Yautja Honor code and rules of the hunt in more detail.

Predator Timeline: Order Of Movies And Comics

Predator Timeline

Drawn to heat and conflict, the Predators have visited Earth occasionally throughout the human history. In the Predator books and comics, they have taken part in the biggest and bloodiest wars of mankind. Here is an overview of the Predator timeline.

Yautja Armor: List of Armor Types and Fishnets

A Predator wearing fishnets in Predator: Hunting Grounds

One of the most distinguishing elements of the Yautja's appearance is their advanced armor, which provides them with formidable protection and a fearsome appearance. In addition to fighting bare-skinned or wearing fishnets, the Yautja have developed a range of different armor types.

Predator Mandibles: Guide to Yautja Tusks

Scar Predator Mandibles

Yautja mandibles are one of the most recognizable features of the Predators from the movies. They're the sharp, bony jaws that make them look so fierce and intimidating. Here is an overview of all mandible types, features, and benefits for the Yautja.

Yautja Gods: Predator Religion Explored

The Black Warrior, a Yautja God

While much is known about the physical attributes and hunting tactics of these iconic creatures, little is known about their religion and beliefs. In this article, we delve into the mysterious world of the Yautja gods, while exploring their myths and legends.

Predator Sword: List of Machetes, Katanas, Elder Swords

A Predator Sword in the hands of Golden Angel Predator

The Predator sword is a powerful Yautja melee weapon that is rarely seen in the movies and is more extensively used in the Expanded Universe. Used as an alternative to the wristblades, the Predator sword is more of a ceremonial weapon, often carried by Elder Predators.

Strongest Predators: Most Powerful Yautja Ranked

Dark Predator from Aliens vs. Predator 2010, a powerful Predator

Here we have a list of the strongest and most powerful 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 hunts. The Predators are taken from the movies, games and comic books.

Yautja Wars: Predator Military In Action

One of the many Yautja Wars

The Yautja are not just great hunters, they have a military as well. In the various Yautja wars, a series of inter-species conflicts and civil wars, the military of the Predator species faced off against some of the toughest opponents in the galaxy.

Predators Ripping Spines: Yautja Hunting Traditions

City Hunter Predator With a Ripped Spine

The Yautja are renowned for their great hunting skills. One of their most iconic practices is the act of ripping out the spine of their prey. In this article, we will delve into the different methods of this tradition, as well as other hunting rituals.

Yautja Dreadlocks: Full Guide To Predator Hair

A Predator with thick Dreadlocks

One aspect of Yautja appearance that has caught the attention of audiences is their iconic dreadlocks. However, not all Predators have the same type of dreadlocks, and over the years, different variations of this hairstyle have appeared in the Predator franchise.

Yautja Weaknesses: How To Kill A Predator

A Wounded Berserker Predator

The Yautja is known for its strength, hunting abilities, and technologically advanced equipment, but like any species, they have their weaknesses. Understanding these weaknesses can give an advantage to their opponents in a fight or a hunt.

The Xenomorph Frog: The Smallest Terror

The Xenomorph Frog

Discover the newest addition to the Xenomorph family in this thrilling fan fiction article - the Xenomorph Frog. Learn about the smallest of all the Xenomorphs, their hunting skills and deadly venom, and how their intelligence and adaptability led to their weaponization by the Weyland-Yutani corporation.

Predator Technology: Overview Of Yautja Gear And Tools

The Gauntlet Shield of the Feral Predator

In addition to advanced weaponry, the Predators employ a wide range of non-lethal gadgets and equipment to aid them on their hunts. This consists of healing devices, different forms of protection, energy recharge devices, and much more.

Predator vs. Wolverine: Cases Of Yautja Hunting Logan

Predator vs. Wolverine

Wolverine and Predator are both feral creatures who have a strong connection to nature and the jungle. The two combatants are a good match for each other and it is no wonder that some crossover encounters between them have already occurred.

Predator vs. Terminator: All T-800 and Yautja Encounters

Predator vs. a Terminator

The Predators and the Terminators are great villains who would make even better adversaries. Not surprisingly, the Predators and Terminators have faced each other a few times in Expanded crossover lore, in both comic books and video games.

Predator Wristblades: All Variants of Yautja Knives

Predator Wristblades

The wristblades are the Predator's main melee weapon and are often used in close quarters battle with humans and Xenomorphs. The wristblades come in different shapes and sizes, some even offering ranged offensive capabilities.

Lost Tribe Predators: Los Angeles Hunting Party Bios

The Lost Tribe Predators from the end of Predator 2

The Lost Tribe Predators were a clan of Yautja hidden in a spaceship under the sewers of Los Angeles. Here is an overview of all the ten Lost Tribe Predators, including available backgrounds from the books, comics, and NECA figure bios.

Super Predators: Every Member Of The Berserker Yautja

Mr Black, a Super Predator from Predators

Like the Hish-qu-Ten, the Super Predators are an offshoot of the Yautja that are bigger and often more aggressive. The Super Predators have elongated heads and darker skin, and overall there are only less than 10 known individuals.

Colonial Marines vs. Alien Queens: List Of USCM Battles

A Colonial Marine Fights an Alien Queen

The Colonial Marines vs. Alien Queen fights only happen in the Alien games and comics, where usually a small group of Marines battles a single Alien Queen and defeats her. In the games, the Alien Queens are used as boss fights.

Elite Predators: Experienced Yautja On Special Hunts

Jungle Hunter from Predator 1987

The Elite Predators are Yautja who have been blooded a long time and have achieved considerable hunting successes, often on many worlds and against different species. However, they are not old enough to become Elders yet.

Colonial Marine Smartgunners: List Of M56 Operators

Vasquez from Aliens using a Smartgun

The smartgunners are an important part of any Colonial Marine squad, offering powerful support fire from the sides or leading from the front. The smartgunners tend to have many kills and are often memorable for their bad attitude, including the likes of Vasquez, Drake and Jones.

Xenomorph Hybrids: List Of Genetically Enhanced Aliens

The Number Seven Xenomorph from Aliens: Infiltrator

As regular Xenomorphs in Alien stories tend to get too mainstream, gene splicing is sometimes introduced to create new breeds of often ridiculous Xenomorphs. These new Aliens vary in size and appearance, but still inherit their traits from their hosts.

Black Goo Pathogen Mutations: Effects On Lifeforms

The Pathogen Creature from Aliens: Fireteam

The mysterious Black Goo pathogen first seen in Prometheus reacts in unpredictable ways with different organisms, producing wild mutations and new creatures. Here is an overview of these different mutations, including a mutated Predator and even a mutated Android.

Top 10 Colonial Marine Comics

Aliens vs. Predator: Three World War

The Colonial Marines are present in many Aliens comics, often serving the role of cannon fodder to be killed off by the Xenomorphs. Here is a list of the best Colonial Marine comics, including stories where they play a more prominent role.

Xenomorph vs. Engineer Fights: History Of Extinction

An Engineer fights a Xenomorph Queen

As is the common theme in the franchise, the Xenomorphs can not be controlled and have become a hated enemy of the Engineers. Here is an overview of the different clashes between Xenomorphs and Engineers, some happening even thousands of years ago.

Space Jockey Ships: Every Engineer Derelict Craft Listed

A Derelict Ship once used by the Space Jockeys

The Space Jockeys fly around in gigantic ships, containing a deadly payload of bioweapons. These ships often crash, ready to be discovered by helpless explorers. While most of these ships look like a horse-shoe, some also come with more exotic designs.

Colonial Marine Teams: List Of All USCM Units

Colonial Marines from the USS Sulaco

The Colonial Marines use small and mobile units to protect the colonies. These units are the maximum size of a battalion, but usually only a few squads are sent into action. Here is an overview of different Colonial Marine teams, including the one commanded by Lieutenant Gorman in Aliens.

Hybrid Predators: Yautja Enhanced By DNA Splicing

A Predator Hybrid

In addition to introducing bigger and badder Predators, the Predator franchise is keen on hybridization, with the Yautja species being mixed with either Xenomorph or human DNA. These new types of beasts are often stronger, but also more ridiculous.

Colonial Marine Ships: List Of Every Known USCM Vessel

The USS Sulaco

The Colonial Marines don't employ many personnel but use massive ships to travel them across the universe. The ships are fully automated and don't even need any crew to man them while the marines are on a mission. Most of these ships are similar to the USS Sulaco.

Colonial Marine Vehicles: APCs and Tanks Of The USCM

The M577 APC from Aliens

Besides their famous APC and Power Loader, the Colonial Marines don't employ many ground-based vehicles. The Colonial Marine Technical Manual has introduced tanks and self-propelled guns, while the comics and Kenner toys have also brought to light a few new vehicles.

Predators Using Human Weapons: Honorable As Last Resort

The Emissary Predators with human weapons

Although the Predators have a wide arsenal of other-worldly weapons, they sometimes resort to using human arms. This is often an act of desperation when being outnumbered. Here is an overview of such cases, including the Yautja using pulse rifles and smart guns.

Predators vs. Vikings: History Of Yautja Norsemen Hunts

The Viking Predator

The Vikings are a great match for the Predators, sharing a similar warrior lifestyle revolving around battles and honor. The Yautja have fought these nordic combatants on a few occasions, and some Predators have even chosen weapons and armor based on the Vikings.

Facehugger Removal: Before And After Embryo Implantation

A facehugger removal in process

In addition to the question of chestburster removal possibilities, the matter of facehuggers being removed before embryo implantation has been intriguing from the first movie. Here is a list of notable facehugger removals, including both successful and unsuccessful attempts.

Top 10 Largest Alien Hives

The LV-426 Hive

The Alien hives are the birthplaces of the Xenomorphs and serve as their homes when not hunting for new victims. The hives come in different shapes and sizes and some can span over vast regions of a planet. Here is an overview of notable Xenomorph hives from the series.

Predators vs. Samurai: Yautja In Japan

A Samurai Predator

Similar to Native Americans, the Predators have a special connection to the Samurai. Throughout history, the Predators have encountered the Samurai many times and consider them to be worthy opponents. Some Predators have even dressed up as the Samurai.