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5 Times The Aliens Have Invaded Earth

Here are listed 5 different occasions that Aliens have invaded Earth in the AvP franchise. Unfortunately, the amount of times this has occurred cheapens the impact of meeting something truly "Alien" in the cosmos. The list is sorted chronologically and most of these events have been deemed non-canon.

1. Aliens: Apocalypse

According to this comic, circa 3.2 billion B.C the Space Jockeys control most of the galaxy, including Earth. About 1.6 billion B.C they are almost wiped out by an alien outbreak. Only a few of the Space Jockeys survive. The Space Jockeys are interesting in a sense that they are totally different from what Ridley Scott showed later in Prometheus. The Space Jockey is not a suit, but an actual elephant-like creature. The comic is included in the Aliens Omnibus: Volume 6.

Aliens Apocalypse Space Jockey

2. Alien vs Predator movie

The most official occurrence of an Alien outbreak on Earth is in the Paul W. S. Andersons AvP movie. Thousands of years ago, the Predators have bred aliens on Earth using humans. We don't know the full extent of the infestation, but it probably happens mostly in South-America and Antarctica. The Alien infestation gets out of hand and the Predators self-destruct on top of a pyramid. This must have wiped out most of them out as there are only some Aliens remaining in Antartica later.

Alien vs. Predator pyramid scene

3. Aliens: Earth Angel

In the 1950s an alien ship crash lands in an unnamed town in America. A xenomorph infestation spreads from the ship and is eventually stopped by Ellen Ripleys distant ancestor Daniel Ripley with the help of a biker gang. The main Alien is remarkable in its unusual appearance with big eye sockets and elongated limbs. This is probably due to it being born from another Alien creature (the pilot of the crashed ship). The comic is included in the Aliens Omnibus: Volume 5.

Earth Angel Xenomorph

4. Alien vs Predator Arcade game

San Drad, California has been overrun by Aliens who have escaped from a quarantine facility. It is unclear where they originated from. Cybernetically-enhanced Major Dutch Schaeffer (Arnolds character from Predator) goes to the rescue with the help of 2 predators and Lieutenant Linn Kurosawa. The Alien infestation is eliminated by crashing a military ship into San Drad that causes a huge explosion. The game uses a Giger's original design for the Alien hive (n big onion shaped sphere) that was also later used in Prometheus as an Engineer base.

AvP Arcade Game San Drad infestation

5. Earth Hive trilogy

13 years after the events of Aliens, religious extremists unleash an Alien infestation on Earth that consumes the whole planet. A Queen Mother alien is brought to Earth to lure all the aliens into one spot. Several nuclear bombs are detonated near the Queen and Earth is saved from the infestation. Depending on the version of the comic you read, the main heroes are either Ripley, Hicks or Newt, or their counterparts Wilks, Billie and Android-Ripley. The characters were altered after the release of Alien 3. A book series with the same name was released based on the comic.

Earth Hive Trilogy, nuke going off