Alien (franchise) (1979 – present)
In space no one can hear you scream.
Alien is an epic science-fiction horror media franchise centered on the film series depicting Warrant Officer Ellen Ripley (played by Sigourney Weaver) and her battles with an extraterrestrial lifeform, commonly referred to as “the Alien“.
Produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox, the series began with Alien (1979), directed by Ridley Scott. It was followed by three sequels, Aliens (1986), Alien³(1992), and Alien Resurrection (1997). Scott also directed a prequel series, composed of Prometheus (2012) and Alien: Covenant (2017). A video game called Alien: Isolation was released in 2014 to a very positive response, taking place after the first Alien film and its sequel, following Ellen’s daughter, Amanda. The game was confirmed to be canon by 20th Century Fox and even had the “endorsement” of Sigourney Weaver, who provided some voice work for the game.
The series has led to numerous books, comics, and video game spin-offs. The Alien vs. Predator franchise combines the continuities of the Alien franchise with the Predator franchise, and consists of two films as well as varying series of comics, books and video games.
|Film||U.S. release date||Director(s)||Screenwriter(s)||Story by||Producer(s)|
|Alien||May 25, 1979||Ridley Scott||Dan O’Bannon||Dan O’Bannon & Ronald Shusett||Gordon Carroll, David Giler and Walter Hill|
|Aliens||July 18, 1986||James Cameron||James Cameron, David Giler & Walter Hill||Gale Anne Hurd|
|Alien 3||May 22, 1992||David Fincher||David Giler, Walter Hill & Larry Ferguson||Vincent Ward||Gordon Carroll, David Giler and Walter Hill|
|Alien Resurrection||November 26, 1997||Jean-Pierre Jeunet||Joss Whedon||Gordon Carroll, David Giler, Walter Hill and Bill Badalato|
|Prometheus||June 8, 2012||Ridley Scott||Jon Spaihts & Damon Lindelof||David Giler, Walter Hill and Ridley Scott|
|Alien: Covenant||May 19, 2017||John Logan & Dante Harper||Jack Paglen & Michael Green||David Giler, Walter Hill, Ridley Scott, Mark Huffam and Michael Schaefer|
The hive consume or transform everything they find. They spread through hosts to conquer new worlds.
Hive larvae are the first stage of the hive life cycle. These tenacious creatures render suitable hosts incapacitated and infest their bodies, transforming them into new hive creatures.
Hive warriors guard colonies and serve as scouts for suitable hosts. Warriors sometimes range miles from their colony and drag victims back to be cocooned by hive workers. Hive warriors consider symbiosis with a hive creature to be both inevitable and beneficial and can’t fathom why most victims struggle against it. Hive workers have similar statistics, though they have the ability to secrete resin and sculpt that resin, rather than acid spit or rending mandibles.
A hive queen is an engine of destruction created through advanced fleshwarping procedures. Normally hive queens are dormant, concerned only with the creation of eggs. However, when threatened, the queen aggressively defends her clutch. If she survives her colony’s destruction, she rampages and destroys everything in her path until she can find another suitable location in which to begin again.
This creature is humanoid in shape, but covered with chitinous plating. Its head is elongated, and it has a long, bladed tail.
Hive Warrior CR 5
NE Medium aberration (hive)
Init +6; Senses blindsense 60 ft., blindsight 10 ft., hive mind; Perception +14
AC 20, touch 12, flat-footed 18 (+2 Dex, +8 natural)
hp 52 (8d8+16)
Fort +4, Ref +4, Will +9
Defensive Abilities corrosive blood (1d4 acid), heat adaptability
Speed 30 ft., climb 20 ft.
Melee bite +9 (1d6+4), 2 claws +10 (1d4+4), tail slap +7 (1d6+2)
Ranged acid spit +8 touch (7d6 acid)
Special Attacks acid spit (DC 16), death throes (8d6, DC 16)
Str 18, Dex 15, Con 15, Int 11, Wis 16, Cha 5
Base Atk +6; CMB +10; CMD 22
Feats Combat Reflexes, Improved Initiative, Multiattack, Vital Strike
Skills Climb +23, Perception +14, Stealth +13, Survival +14
Languages Aklo (can’t speak)
Acid Spit (Ex)
A hive warrior can spray acid as a ranged touch attack out to a maximum range of 20 feet. Creatures struck by this spray take acid damage as if struck by a hive creature’s death throes. Additionally, creatures damaged by a hive warrior’s acid spit continue to take the same amount of acid damage for the next 1d3 rounds. A successful Reflex save halves the initial damage and negates the ongoing damage.
The save DC is Dexterity-based.
Rending Mandibles (Ex)
When a hive warrior confirms a critical hit with its bite, it deals equal damage to the creature’s armor.
Organization solitary or hive (1–50 hive workers and warriors plus 1–20 larva swarms and 1 queen)
Hive warriors guard colonies and serve as scouts for suitable hosts. Warriors sometimes range miles from their colony and drag victims back to be cocooned by hive workers. Hive warriors consider symbiosis with a hive creature to be both inevitable and beneficial and can’t fathom why most victims struggle against it. Hive workers have similar statistics, though they have the ability to secrete resin and sculpt that resin, rather than acid spit or rending mandibles.Section 15: Copyright Notice
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