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Colonial Marine Lore


Colonial Marine lore explanations and theories, including overviews of USCM vehicles, ships, weapons and their squad tactics from both the movies and the Expanded Universe.

Top 10 Smartgunners


The Number Seven Xenomorph from Aliens: Infiltrator

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.

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.

Top 10 Colonial Marine Teams


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.

Colonial Marine Ships


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


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.

Top 10 Colonial Marine Officers


General Spears from Aliens: Nightmare Asylum

The Colonial Marine officers are the ones that command the troopers in the field. Unfortunately, most of them get killed and nobody hardly remembers their achievements. Here is a list of notable Colonial Marine officers from the Alien lore, including General Spears and Captain Cruz.

Top 10 Colonial Marine Weapons


The Colonial Marine Weapons

The USCM packs a big arsenal of weapons including nukes, knives, sharp sticks and phased plasma pulse rifles. Here is a list of best infantry weapons from Aliens and the Alien games, ranked by their firepower and usability against the Xenomorphs and Yautja opponents.

Top 10 Mech Suits


MOX Berserker Armor

The Predator Killer mech suit in The Predator was not the first instance of weaponized mech suits being used in the Alien vs. Predator universe. We take a look at several different mech suits and power armor from the movies, games and comics and rank them by their awesomeness.

Top 10 Badass Colonial Marines


Vasquez in Aliens with a 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.

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.