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The Alien
Closeup The Alien
Species Xenomorph
Home world LV-426
Natural weapons Teeth
Acid blood
Status Deceased
Media information
Portrayed by Bolaji Badejo
First appearance Alien

The Alien, also called the "Big Chap", was a lone Xenomorph Lurker featured in the film Alien and served as the film's major antagonist. The Alien was spawned from one of the USCSS Nostromo crew members named Kane after he was attacked by a Facehugger while exploring a stranded Derelict-like ship on the planet LV-426.

The Alien is one of the more well known Xenomorphs in the Alien series. Although the name Xenomorph was not given to the species when the original film was released in theaters. The Alien is featured on the cover of the Alien Anthology DVD box set and the original head of The Alien used in the film was sold in an auction. Only the head was missing the semi-transparent carapace that allowed some of the detail of the creature's skull to be seen.


The Alien bursted from the Nostromo crews' member, Kane, as a Chestburster and escape. The Alien later molted its skin and killed one of the crew members that was searching for Ellen Ripley's runaway cat. One of the crew members later searched for The Alien and was supposedly killed by the creature by surprise. The Alien killed nearly all of the Nostromo's crew until Ripley activated the ship's self destruct function and escaped in one of the ship's craft.

The Alien attacked her by surprise and apparently sneaked on board the escape pod. Ripley hid in the spacesuit room and dawned a suit. Ripley then activated a smoke where The Alien was resting and the creature tried to attack her shortly before Ripley activated the airlock which shot The Alien out into space. The Alien remained on the outside of the escape pod until Ripley activated the craft's motors which shot The Alien into the void of space, to its death.

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