During the last preparations for its departure, the USCSS Covenant, a colony spacecraft designed and manufactured by Weyland-Yutani to transport 2,000 colonists, 1,140 second-generation embryos, and its crew of 15, across vast interstellar distances to the planet Origae-6, suffers several attacks to have its flight sabotaged, including attempts to blow the ship, infiltrate Covenant’s security’s team, the kidnapping of Hideo Yutani’s daughter and WY CEO’s assassination.
The group behind it are named Earthsavers, fanatics who follow the vision of Duncan Fields, known as The Prophet to them. Duncan believes to have witnessed a Prediction through his dreams of an invasion on Earth by alien creatures, he thinks that the Covenant’s mission will eventually lead to it becoming by making humanity’s existence known to what is out in the universe.
(ALIEN COVENANT ORIGINS)
January 5th, 2104
Colony spacecraft USCSS Covenant launches from Earth orbit, bound to reach Origae-6 after a trip of 8 years.
December 5th, 2104
The colonization ship Covenant is seven years from reaching planet Origae-6, with 2,000 colonists in stasis and 1,140 human embryos in cold storage. The ship is monitored by Walter, an advanced android model that physically resembles David. When a shockwave damages the ship, Walter reanimates his 15-human crewmates, themselves couples and colonists, but Captain Branson is incinerated inside his cryotube when it fails to open. The surviving crew manages to bring the disaster under control, although 47 colonists and 16 embryos are lost alongside their captain. During one of the repair sessions, Daniels, the wife of Branson, talks to Walter, an improved android model, about a cabin Branson desired to make on the new planet, which Walter keeps to memory.
The Covenant’s first officer, Chris Oram, assumes command of the mission. While undertaking a spacewalk to conduct exterior repairs, pilot Tennessee picks up a fragmented, distorted transmission via his suit’s communications systems. When the message is analyzed on board, the crew are able to discern an unidentified human humming a classic rock song within the image. When they trace the rogue transmission to its source, they find it originated from a nearby planet perfect for human habitation, better even than the Predatorictions for Origae-6. Presented with a seemingly perfect home just a few weeks away and with none of the crew wanting to re-enter hypersleep after witnessing Branson’s fate, Oram elects to investigate. Branson’s wife Daniels officially protests but is overruled.
December 20sth, 2104
Upon reaching the uncharted world, Tennessee, Ricks and Upworth remain aboard the Covenant in orbit while the rest of the crew heads to the surface in a dropship to explore. They discover a verdant world ripe in vegetation but mysteriously devoid of animal life. After landing, the crew remain aboard Lander One while Walter heads out alone to sample the atmosphere. After he determines that it is safe do the crew disembark, they separate into two groups with Karine wanting to get biological samples accompanied by Ledward and the others move in search of the signal. As they explore, one of the security team, Ledward disturbs some small pods while he smokes, causing several airborne particles to enter his ear unnoticed.
Further searching leads the ground team to a crashed Engineer Juggernaut, soon after entering, the team find several Steatite Ampules, some of which are smashed and have a mold formed around them. Later, Daniels locates Shaw’s appropriated living quarters aboard the ship, discovering Shaw’s crucifix. Daniels discerns Shaw’s identity from her name written on some rotting paper on a desk. Walter joins her and finds Shaw’s environment suit helmet in a corner, marked with the Weyland Industries name. Walter mentions Shaw’s participation on the Prometheus’s ship, and comments on its known disappearance.
The expedition is cut short when Ledward becomes rapidly and violently ill. Karine rushes him back to the dropship, whereupon a Neomorph Bloodburster erupts from his back before attacking and killing Karine. In a desperate attempt to kill the creature, dropship pilot Faris accidentally shoots the weapons lockers aboard the ship, the ordnance within causes an explosion that kills her and destroys the craft; the Neomorph escapes. Outside, Hallett is killed birthing a second Neomorph that explodes from his throat, having also been infected by the pods.
Later at night, the Neomorphs, already grown exponentially larger, soon return to attack the crew on the ground; Ankor is killed and Walter loses his hand saving Daniels. They are saved by David that fires a bright flare and tells them to follow him. Unable to contact the Covenant due to ionic interference and with the ship unable to breach the planet’s powerful atmospheric storms anyway, the crew follows him.
As the group follows David, they are shadowed by the elder of the two Neomorphs. The group are aware of the creature pursuing them, but it does not attack; Daniels guesses it is simply assessing them, biding its time. David leads them to a nearby ruined city, strewn with the bodies of dead Engineers. Upon reaching a vast temple at its center, David reveals who he is to the crew, a survivor of the USCSS Prometheus incident. He tells them that he and Shaw came to the planet ten years previously aboard the Juggernaut; however, the ship’s cargo of weaponized black liquid accidentally deployed over the city when they arrived, annihilating its populace and contaminating the planet. The Juggernaut then crashed, killing Shaw and leaving David alone.
Walter decides to talk to David to find more about what is going on the planet, believing something is wrong, they spend time bonding in the temple, which David attempts to teach Walter how to play a flute. Walter is reluctant at first but David motivates him, telling him to try to compose something of his own, which Walter replies by saying android are not capable of such things, their programming limiting their creativity. Still David gives the instrument to Walter believing his “brother” is would be capable of composing an original tune himself. David goes to the room where places Shaw’s ashes in a vase he has made himself. Alongside the urn are several of Shaw’s effects, including a hairbrush, a fragment of her uniform, her ID tags, a photograph of her and a lock of her hair. Rosenthal discovers a myriad of hash marks carved into the temple wall by David and follows them down a corridor.
Daniels points out to the captain that their discoveries on the planet at least mean the surviving relatives of the Prometheus crew will get closure regarding the fate of their loved ones. Walter joins them, reporting back on David’s behavior, suggesting that the android may be losing his mind as a result of being trapped alone for so long on the planet. After Oram goes to look for Rosie, Walter begins trying to compose a tune on the flute but struggles with his programmed inability to be creative. Daniels suggests he attempt to learn by trial and error, something that he is capable of doing, and Walter succeeds in performing an original melody. Daniels is impressed, but Walter considers the piece a poor effort. As he continues practicing, Daniels falls asleep.
While treating her wounds, Rosenthal is attacked by the pursuing Neomorph, it first throws her against the wall, breaking her back and paralyzing her. Then slowly approaches her as she lies helpless on the floor, finally lunging in to kill her with its jaws when it is standing over her. David discovers the creature feeding on her corpse and seems to communicate peacefully with it as he sees Oram arrive, he silently implores for the captain not to shoot but Oram bursts in and shoots the Neomorph dead, enraging David.
After seeing what was left of Rosenthal, Oram threatens him, demanding to know the truth about his actions on the planet, David leads him to his laboratory, where he presents his efforts in experimenting with the black pathogen. David tosses a harmless, fossilized sample of Neomorph egg sacks to Oram, noting with amusement the captain’s reaction to the potentially deadly substance. David shows Oram insects being infected by motes preserved in amber, showcasing the Neomorph gestation process, alongside deformed Neomorph remains. Finally, he shows Oram a fossilized Ovomorph and the dead Facehugger within, pointing out that they are an Engineer creation, created long before he arrived on the planet. Believing that the Engineers end goal with the pathogen was to genetically engineer these lifeforms. David goes on to express a desire to play God, stating that he wishes to engineer a similarly “perfect” lifeform himself.
He leads Oram onward into a chamber in the lower levels of the temple, where several Eggs of his creation reside. One of the Eggs promptly opens and Oram is attacked by the Facehugger that emerges. Oram manages to fire a single shot as he is assaulted by the Facehugger, but it goes wide and hits neither the creature nor David.
David waits for Oram to wake up, knowing it would take long due having created an alien“model” with accelerated growth. When Oram wakes up, the chestburster soon comes out. David whistles to the infant creature, and becomes emotional when it apparently attempts to respond, despite being incapable of actually whistling. David goes back to his room where he is confronted by Walter, who forces him to admit he released the pathogen on the Engineers and killed Shaw instead of the lie he told. David expresses his disdain and hate for humanity and tries to convince Walter to join him but Walter refuses, disappointed in his successor’s lack of capacity for emotion and higher thought, aspects of his own design deemed dangerous and subsequently removed, David stabs him in the neck, disabling him.
After establishing contact with the Covenant and with Tennesse on his way to extract the crew, Lope and Cole warn the others, the 2 go search Oram while Daniels looks for Walter. After finding Oram’s body, Cole notices movement in one of the Eggs in the chamber. As he investigates, the top opens and he peers inside, he manages to react as the Facehugger leaps out, pushing it away, the creature runs passes him and attacks Lopé, attaching to his face. Cole tries to remove the creature by cutting it with his knife, he succeeds but almost half of Lopé’s face is badly melted. Cole administers a medicated patch, Lope regains consciousness and sees a fully grown Alien above, the creature jumps at Cole and kills him while Lopé flees.
Elsewhere in the temple, Daniels confronts David, correctly guessing that Shaw did not perish in the crash. David confirms that he killed Shaw during his experiments before attacking Daniels. She is saved by Walter, who, as a more advanced synthetic than David, is able to self-repair. The two androids engage in a brutal duel as Daniels flees. She and Lopé manage to contact the Covenant and Tennessee launches a rescue in the ship’s cargo transporter sled. The surviving Neomorph returns, as they await the cargo lift, the creature charges Daniels and Lopé, who fire at it, only for the Neomorph to nimbly dodge their shots. When Daniels runs out of ammunition, she activates the extendable bayonet on her rifle and prepares to make a futile last stand.
The Xenomorph born from Oram then arrives, and the two alien creatures engage in a brawl as Daniels and Lopé run to the cargo lift; the Xenomorph quickly disembowels the Neomorph, killing it. The Xenomorph then goes after the survivors, catching Lopé as Daniels tries to lift him aboard, pulling him back off of the craft and further wounding him with its talons. Desperate, Daniels attacks the creature with the bayonet, spilling its acid blood, a few specks of which burn her cheek. At that moment Walter arrives and shoots the Xenomorph, apparently killing it. The trio board the cargo lift, but the Xenomorph rises, merely wounded, and then jumps aboard the departing craft. Daniels battles the creature aboard the flying craft, finally crushing it in the vessel’s remote crane.
During the flight back to the Covenant, Daniels asks Walter how he feels about David’s genocide of the Engineers; Walter points out despite their great knowledge the Engineers were arrogant and hostile. When Daniels asks him if he would feel the same about humans, Walter responds that humans have not developed such intrinsic cultural arrogance so far. Daniels goes on to muse the possibility of other intelligent alien life, hoping that it will be more receptive to other sentient species.
Upon returning to the Covenant, the survivors prepare to re-enter hypersleep. However, Daniels and Tennessee discover Lopé has been killed by a Chestburster. The Alien quickly slaughters Ricks and Upworth as they shower, but Daniels and Tennessee manage to corner the creature in the ship’s terraforming equipment bay, finally succeeding in ejecting it into space.
After placing the two survivors in hypersleep, Walter asks Mother to open a secure line with the Weyland-Yutani Corporation headquarters on Earth using the security hailing code David 31822-B, revealing himself to be actually David posing as Walter, thereby specifically revealing his deception to the company. David opens a tray to observe three tiny Xenomorph Eggs that he had placed there some time previously. Now alone aboard the vessel, David enters the hypersleep bay full of colonists, looking upon the hundreds of bodies in stasis he asks MOTHER to play: Richard Wagner. Das Rheingold, Act Two. The Entry of the Gods into Valhalla.
(ALIEN COVENANT NOVELIZATION)
– During a hunt against a four-armed bipedal species on UE-753, Kaus Borealis System, the Predator Ahab loses his right eye and upper right mandible, discovering cave paintings similar to the ones found by Elizabeth Shaw on Earth in 2089 and begins a quest to one day find and hunt an Engineer.
(PREDATOR: FIRE AND STONE)
– Weyland-Yutani’s drone probes are able to intercept a transmission of unknown origin from Zeta Reticuli, which is discovered to be a warning signal send by Alien species in regards of a hostile organism. WY decides to use the commercial towing spaceship USCSS Nostromo, it’s next vessel scheduled to go from Earth to Thedus thus passing through that quadrant. They replace the vessel’s existing science officer, who had previously served with Captain Dallas on several occasions, two days before the ship left Thedus with a Hyperdyne Systems 120-A/2 synthetic named Ash unbeknownst to the rest of the crew to ensure that the Xenomorph would be returned to Weyland-Yutani, for study and use in their bio-weapons division.
The commercial towing spaceship USCSS Nostromo is on a return trip from Thedus to Earth hauling a refinery and twenty million tons of mineral ore, with a seven-member crew in stasis: Captain Dallas, Executive Officer Kane, Warrant Officer Ripley, Navigator Lambert, Science Officer Ash and two Engineers, Parker and Brett.. Upon receiving a transmission of unknown origin from a nearby planetoid, the ship’s computer awakens the crew. Acting on standing orders from their corporate employers, the crew detaches the Nostromo from the refinery and lands on the planetoid, resulting in some damage to the ship. Captain Dallas, Executive Officer Kane, and Navigator Lambert set out to investigate the signal’s source while Warrant Officer Ripley, Science Officer Ash, and Engineers Brett and Parker stay behind to monitor their progress and make repairs.
Dallas, Kane, and Lambert discover that the signal is coming from a derelict alien spacecraft. Inside it they find the remains of what they believe to be the ship’s pilot, a large alien creature whose ribs appear to have been exploded outward from the inside. Meanwhile, the Nostromo’s computer partially deciphers the signal transmission, which Ripley determines to be some type of warning.
Kane discovers a vast chamber containing numerous eggs, one of which releases a creature that attaches itself to his face. Dallas and Lambert carry the unconscious Kane back to the Nostromo where Ash allows them inside, against Ripley’s orders to follow the ship’s quarantine protocol.
They take off Kane’s helmet and find an alien creature attached to his face, when they attempt to remove the creature from Kane’s face by grabbing its fingers it starts to choke Kane. They attempt to cut it, but discover that its blood is an extremely corrosive acid when it burns through several floor. Without options they are forced to await until a they have a new idea.
Eventually the creature detaches on its own and is found dead. With the ship repaired, the crew resume their trip back to Earth. Kane awakens seemingly unharmed, but during a meal before re-entering stasis he begins to choke and convulse until an alien creature bursts from his chest, killing him and escaping into the ship.
The crew attempt to locate and capture the creature by motion trackers, electric prods and flamethrowers. Brett follows the crew’s cat, Jones, into a large room where the now-fully-grown Alien attacks him and disappears with his body into the ship’s air shafts. Dallas enters the shafts intending to force the Alien into an airlock where it can be expelled into space, but it ambushes him. Lambert implores the remaining crew members to escape in the Narcissus, the ship’s shuttle, but Ripley, now in command, explains that the shuttle will not support four people.
Accessing the ship’s computer, Ripley discovers that the Nostromo’s corporate employers had known about the Alien signal all along, and that Ash had been placed aboard with orders to return the creature to them, even at the expense of the crew’s lives. Ash attacks her, but Parker intervenes and decapitates him, revealing Ash to be an android.
The remaining three crew members plan to arm the Nostromo’s self-destruct system and take their chances in the shuttle, but Parker and Lambert are killed by the Alien while gathering the necessary supplies. Desperate, Ripley initiates the self-destruct sequence and escapes in the shuttle as the Nostromo explodes.
As she prepares to enter stasis, Ripley discovers that the Alien is aboard the shuttle with her. She opens the hatch, causing explosive decompression which forces the Alien out of the open doorway, but it hangs on. It attempts to crawl into one of the engines, but Ripley activates them and incinerates it, blasting the Alien into space. She broadcasts a distress call, and puts herself and Jones into stasis for the return trip to Earth.
– The crew of the salvage vessel Anesidora finds the jettisoned black box from the Nostromo. They use the data it contains to locate LV-426, hoping to find and salvage the Nostromo for profit.
– The crew of the Anesidora picks up the warning beacon that leads them to the Derelict. The crew enter the ship, deactivate the beacon and decide to enter the cargo hold bellow the pilot room. One of its crew members, Catherine Foster is attacked by a Facehugger, the crew goes back to Anesidora putting Foster on cryosleep, then they head to Sevastopol station for help.
– Capitan Henry Marlow and his crew arrive at Sevastopol on board Anesidora. He requests emergency medical attention for his wife, Catherine, who was attacked by a Facehugger. Chief Colonial Marshal Waits accepts to skip quarantine just because they have found the Nostromo flight recorder and it means a cut of the reward for the station’s crew.
– Fifteen years after the disappearance of her mother in deep space, Amanda Ripley is approached by Samuels, a representative of Weyland-Yutani, who informs her that the flight recorder from her mother’s vanished ship, the Nostromo, has been located. The black box is being held aboard Sevastopol Station, a remote freeport space station in orbit around the gas giant KG348, owned by the Seegson Corporation. Samuels offers Amanda the chance to join the team being sent to retrieve it, in order that she might learn what happened to her mother. Meanwhile on Sevastopol Foster gives birth to Alien and Marlow is arrested.
– Dr. Lindgard signs Foster’s death certificate and makes the cause of death classified. Waits and his men start to hunt the creature. The Alien starts killing people and Seegson Corporation puts the station on sale, making sure possible buyers know nothing about the situation aboard.
– Ripley, Samuels, and Taylor, a lawyer representing Weyland-Yutani, join Captain Verlaine and her crew aboard the cargo ship Torrens and ship out for Sevastopol. Dr. Lingard sets up a temporary medical facility in Habitation.
– Smythe holds one last tour of Apollo, he screws up the android presentation. The disappearances begin to ramp up.
– Weyland-Yutani purchases Sevastopol, they give Apollo new operational directives, including Special Order 939. Androids begin “glitching”, willing to hurt any humans that act against the company interests.
– San Cristobal goes into quarantine
– Apollo detects unverified scans in the reactor systems.
– Marshal Waits cancels all flights out of Sevastopol.
– Sinclair and Security cut off ties with the Marshals office after an incident in the Spaceflight Terminal. Existence of the Alien becomes common knowledge.
– Sinclair holes up in Habitation and loots supplies.
– The station is left largely deserted, its few remaining inhabitants are reduced to small bands of frightened, paranoid looters hoarding scavenged resources who react violently to anyone outside their group.
– Amanda Ripley travels to Sevastopol with Samuels and Taylor, a lawyer representing Weyland-Yutani, aboard the cargo ship Torrens. Upon arrival at Sevastopol, Captain Verlaine finds the station damaged and communications with its occupants scrambled and unintelligible. Unable to dock, Ripley, Samuels and Taylor attempt to spacewalk over to the station to investigate, but their EVA line is severed by debris from an explosion and Ripley is separated from the others.
Ripley enters Sevastopol via an airlock and finds herself unable to contact the rest of her team. The station itself is largely deserted, its inhabitants reduced to small bands of frightened, paranoid looters hoarding scavenged resources who react violently to anyone outside their group. Ripley encounters a man named Axel, whom she convinces to help her in exchange for a ride off the station aboard the Torrens. Axel explains the current breakdown in civil society is due to a “monster” that is loose aboard Sevastopol. The two evade a group of hostile survivors, but Axel is killed by when an unseen Alien impales him with its tail and drags him into a nearby vent. A terrified Ripley flees the area on Sevastopol’s transit system.
After encountering more hostile survivors, Ripley eventually finds the Nostromo’s flight recorder, but discovers that the data it contains has been corrupted. Soon afterwards she encounters the Alien for the first time, but manages to evade the creature after witnessing its slaughter of other humans on the station. Ripley travels to Sevastopol’s communications center, hoping to re-establish long-range comms so that she might contact Samuels, but finds the station’s Working Joe androids are hostile to this act and attempting to prevent it; she witnesses one survivor who proceeds her, Hughes, being brutally murdered by one of the synthetics. After acquiring a modified motion tracker, Ripley successfully contacts Samuels, who tells her that Taylor was injured in the earlier EVA accident. After joining them in person, Ripley goes to the station’s medical facility to recover a trauma kit to treat Taylor. She is helped by Dr. Kuhlman, who directs Ripley via the intercom, and must again avoid the Alien, which stalks her through the medical facility’s corridors. Kuhlman is killed by the creature when he ventures out of his office, but Ripley manages to locate the necessary supplies and escape.
Upon returning to Samuels and Taylor, the group is found by Colonial Marshal Waits and his deputy Ricardo, who explain that the Alien was brought aboard the station by the crew of the Anesidora, the ship that recovered the Nostromo flight recorder. As a result, Waits has been holding Marlow, the captain of the Anesidora, in one of the cells at the Marshal Bureau’s headquarters. Ripley speaks with Marlow and learns that the Anesidora crew followed the flight data recovered from the Nostromo’s black box, hoping to find and salvage the ship itself. Instead, they found the derelict on LV-426, where Marlow’s wife Foster was impregnated by a Facehugger while investigating the ship’s cargo hold. Marlow brought her to Sevastopol for treatment, unwittingly unleashing the Alien on its populace.
Now faced with the rampaging Alien, Waits convinces Ripley to help him destroy the creature by luring it to a remote section of the station that can be jettisoned, hoping to seal the Xenomorph inside before ejecting the entire module into space. Ripley reluctantly acts as the bait in the scheme, but once the Alien is contained Waits betrays her and ejects the module with her still inside. Ripley manages to fend off the Alien with a flamethrower, finds an EVA suit and performs a risky space jump back to Sevastopol, while the jettisoned module falls into the crushing atmosphere of KG348 with the Alien still aboard, killing the creature
With the threat disposed of, the situation aboard the station appears back under control until the station’s Working Joes abruptly begin hunting down and killing the station’s remaining human inhabitants, including Waits and most of his men, though Ricardo survives. In order to put a stop to the slaughter, Samuels interfaces with the station’s controlling artificial intelligence, APOLLO. Despite Ripley’s attempts to save him, Samuels is killed by APOLLO’s defensive countermeasures, but not before he opens a path for Ripley to APOLLO’s control core. Upon communicating with the computer, Ripley discovers that Sevastopol was purchased by Weyland-Yutani shortly before the Torrens arrived, and the company subsequently programmed APOLLO with Special Order 939, instructing it to protect the Alien at all costs so that the company might recover it. Ripley demands to know why APOLLO is continuing to follow out this directive when the Alien is no longer aboard the station. APOLLO directs her to the station’s reactor core where she discovers a nest, inside which many of the original creature’s victims have been cocooned and used as hosts for more Aliens. Ripley initiates a reactor purge to destroy the nest, but multiple Aliens manage to escape the blast and flee into the station.
Ricardo informs Ripley that Taylor, who was in fact sent by Weyland-Yutani to ensure the recovery of the Alien, has freed Marlow from custody in return for the co-ordinates of the derelict on LV-426. However, Marlow has taken her hostage and fled to his ship. Ripley pursues them in an ambulance shuttle in the hopes of using the Anesidora to escape Sevastopol. On board, Marlow shows Ripley the data from the Nostromo flight recorder, which includes a personal message from her mother regarding her motives for destroying her ship. Marlow reveals he plans to detonate the Anesidora’s fusion reactor to destroy Sevastopol, ensuring the Aliens do not come into contact with the rest of humanity. Taylor knocks Marlow unconscious when he is distracted and helps Ripley to prevent the reactor explosion, but they are only partially successful. Taylor is killed by an electrical overload while Ripley barely escapes as the ship explodes. While the reduced blast is not large enough to destroy Sevastopol, it damages the station’s gravity stabilizers and its orbit around KG348 begins to decay
Now running out of time, Ripley and Ricardo realign Sevastopol’s communications array to contact the Torrens for evacuation, but Ricardo is subdued by a Facehugger and Ripley is forced to leave him. With the docking umbilical damaged, Ripley starts to don an EVA suit to spacewalk to the Torrens, but is attacked by an Alien and dragged into an air duct. She awakens to find she has been cocooned in another nest but manages to escape before she can be impregnated with a Chestburster. With the station beginning to fall apart all around her, she returns to the airlock, dons an EVA suit and releases the docking clamps securing the Torrens to Sevastopol, escaping moments before the station begins to disintegrate, finally exploding in KG348’s atmosphere. Back aboard the Torrens, Ripley abruptly loses contact with Verlaine, and subsequently discovers an Alien has boarded the ship as well. The creature corners her in an airlock and prepares to kill her, but Ripley, still in her EVA suit, jettisons both herself and the Alien into space. Ripley drifting silently in space and is awaken when a searchlight crosses her face.
Amanda is found by a ship and taken to the Mendel Station, and placing her in hypersleep. She is awakened as the ship warns of a Xenomorph outbreak by that time most already died, while Amanda was working on a maintenance access point, the crew of the USCSS Haldin dock at the station for repairs after suffering damage. Amanda guided them through Mendel Station using surveillance cameras to avoid the creature and eventually fix their ship and to escape the station.
After rescuing all fellow crewmembers and escaping Mendel on the Haldin, Amanda leaves a recorded message citing that the station has been destroyed and that the Haldin are now setting course for the KOI-125-01 manufacturing colony and should arrive there in three days. After that Amanda wishes to continue to go back to Earth.
– On a hunt on UE-992, Chi Herculis System, the Predator Ahab encounters a live Engineer.
(PREDATOR: FIRE AND STONE)
– Weyland-Yutani Corporation, aware that there is something of alien origin in the Zeta Reticuli star system due to the Nostromo’s incident but without information of what or where, choses LV-426 as the most likely location. Colonization and terraforming begin on a moon of Calpamos designated LV-426, the moon is named Acheron. The colony is dubbed Hadley’s Hope after one of its designers. It is a joint endeavor sponsored by the Earth Government and the Weyland-Yutani Corporation. It is overseen by the Colonial Administration and it is to adhere to the rules established by the Interstellar Commerce Commission. The instillation is under the management of the Colonial Administrator, Al Simpson. The colony maintains a small Marine detachment assigned by the United States Government. The Colonial Marines offer protective services to all signatories of the United Americas Pact. Atmospheric conditions prevent them from properly mapping the topography from space.
(ALIEN: RIVER OF PAIN)
– DSMO Marion is in orbit above LV-178 while its crews mine for trimonite beneath the planet’s surface. Two days after Marion loses contact with the mine complex, the ship’s transport shuttles, Samson and Delilah, launch from the planet and head for Marion at full speed; contact with their crews reveal alien creatures that are slaughtering the shuttles’ occupants. Delilah ploughs into Marion, severely damaging the ship and killing its captain and security officer. Samson docks successfully, but the survivors aboard Marion, now led by Chief Engineer Chris “Hoop” Hooper, seal it off to contain the four Aliens on board. The impact has knocked Marion out of orbit, meaning the ship will soon burn up when it hits LV-178’s atmosphere. Worse still, the long-range antenna has been destroyed, forcing the survivors to transmit a localized distress call.
Marion’s transmission is detected by Narcissus, the escape shuttle used by Ellen Ripley to flee the destruction of Nostromo thirty-five years previously. Unknown to Ripley, the shuttle is under the control of Ash, who, before his destruction on Nostromo, uploaded his AI consciousness to the shuttle’s systems. Learning of the Aliens on Marion, Ash reroutes the shuttle to rendezvous with the mining vessel, still seeking to fulfill Special Order 937 and recover one of the creatures. Upon arrival, Ripley’s quickly realizes that she has been drifting for three and a half decades, that Ash is still with her, and that she has awoken in the midst of another life-threatening scenario involving the Aliens.
With time running out before Marion enters LV-178’s atmosphere, the survivors hatch a desperate plan — to flee in Narcissus, taking it in turns to use the shuttle’s single stasis pod for six months at a time, hoping to reach inhabited space before they die of old age. However, they must replace the shuttle’s spent fuel cell, and the only ones available are stored in the mine on LV-178. Worse still, the only ship capable of taking them there is Samson, still docked and sealed with four Aliens on board. With no alternative, the crew open the Samson and take on the Aliens using mining tools. Engineers Welford and Powell are killed, along with medic Garcia, while one of the Aliens survives and escapes onto Marion.
Leaving the Alien on board Marion, the remaining survivors — Hoop, Ripley, Sneddon, Baxter, Kasyanov and Lachance — fly below to LV-178 in Samson and enter the mine. As they descend into the complex, Ash — having now infected Marion’s computers — sabotages the elevator and sends them plunging to the very lowest level of the mine, where the Aliens were discovered. The elevator is smashed beyond repair, and the survivors are forced to trek through the complex to reach a second elevator at the far side. They soon stumble upon an Alien hive, as well as a massive derelict spacecraft buried underground. With the Aliens pursuing them, they have no choice but to head inside the ship.
The survivors soon discover they have been herded inside because the ship is full of Alien eggs, which were apparently being nurtured by the ship’s long-dead creators, a mysterious race of dog-like aliens. The survivors desperately fend off multiple Alien attacks and the repeated assaults begin to take their toll — Baxter breaks an ankle, Sneddon is subdued by a Facehugger, Kasyanov is sprayed with acid and loses the use of one arm, and Ripley is badly wounded. Despite their injuries, the survivors escape the ship and reach the second elevator, although Baxter is bisected when an Alien pulls him partially out of the cage as it is ascending. The survivors finally recover a replacement fuel cell, setting a second to overload and destroy the mine before returning to Marion. Once on board, they witness the explosion on the planet’s surface.
As the group heads to the medical bay, they are attacked by the remaining Alien and Lachance is killed. A revived Sneddon chases after the creature, eventually cornering it in a hold where she blows herself up as the Chestburster inside her begins to hatch, killing the adult Alien as well. With time running out before Marion breaks up, Hoop and Kasyanov place Ripley in the ship’s med pod to treat her wounds. Tormented by recurring nightmares of her daughter Amanda being attacked by the Aliens, Ripley also begs to have her memories of recent events wiped, and Hoop reluctantly complies. Kasyanov also enters the med pod to heal her own injuries, but Ash takes over and has the machine kill her.
Hoop carries an unconscious Ripley to Narcissus and puts her into stasis with Jones, who had remained safely locked aboard the shuttle all along. Hoop then wipes Ash from the shuttle’s computer with a powerful virus program, finally destroying him, but discovers that the rogue AI, in a final act of defiance, has sabotaged the shuttle’s automatic docking release. With no alternative, Hoop bids farewell to Ripley and steps back onto Marion to launch the shuttle. He tearfully watches her leave, knowing that she won’t even remember him when she wakes up. Awaiting Marion’s disintegration, Hoop fetches all the supplies he can and boards Samson. Watching Marion break up in LV-178’s atmosphere, looking down on the obliterated mining complex, Hoop helps himself to a bottle of bourbon and records a distress call, declaring himself last survivor of Marion.
(ALIEN: OUT OF THE SHADOWS)
March 15th, 2173
– Hadley’s Hope welcomes its first newborn in the form of Rebecca Jorden, an event celebrated by the entire populace.
(ALIEN: RIVER OF PAIN)
-During fifty-seven years, after the USCSS Nostromo’s fateful journey to LV-426, Ripley has drifted through the core systems. The shuttlecraft Narcissus is discovered by the crew of a deep space salvage team. Ellen Ripley and the cat Jones are rescued.
– Ripley arrives at Gateway station and is placed into the hospital. She later learns of her many years in hypersleep and the death of her daughter Amanda Ripley-McClaren during the time she was away.
– Captain Demian Brackett arrives at Hadley”s Hope to take up his posting as commanding officer for the small security detail stationed there.
– Hours after his arrivals Brackett refuses to allow any more Marines to accompany civilian prospecting missions, a decision that brings him into conflict with the Weyland-Yutani research team stationed at the colony, headed by Dr. Reese.
– Ripley is discharged from the hospital. At an interview before a panel of executives from her employer, the Weyland-Yutani Corporation, her testimony regarding the Alien is met with extreme skepticism. Ripley loses her space flight license and learns that LV-426, the planet where her crew first encountered the Alien eggs, is now home to a terraforming colony. She has her flight status revoked, and takes up residence aboard Gateway Station, working with powerloaders in the loading docks.
– Following Ripley’s inquiry, Weyland-Yutani special projects director Carter Burke provides Hadley’s Hope with the co-ordinates to the derelict spacecraft. He hopes that it will result in a find that could have significant implications for the Science Division.
– Russell and Anne Jorden are sent by Al Simpson, the senior administrator of Hadley’s Hope, to investigate the set of grid co-ordinates provided by Burke. The co-ordinates take them beyond the Ilyium Range. They have brought along their children, Timothy and Rebecca “Newt”.
– The Jorden family discovers the derelict. It has gone unnoticed due the beacon being deactivated by the crew of the Anesidore. The Alien craft is also well sheltered from satellite surveillance by natural rock formations, as well as heavy amounts of mineral dust and volcanic ash in the atmosphere. – Timmy and Newt are left inside the Daihotai tractor, while Russ and Anne enter the derelict by way of a gash in its hull. Russ and Anne discovers remnants of a battle between the derelict’s crew and Xenomorphs, finding multiple dead bodies of both species.
– They arrive at the pilot chamber and find a cargo hold full of Alien eggs. Russ is attacked by a facehugger and passes out. Anne drags his body out of the ship and back to the tractor.
– Once back to the tractor Anne calls in a mayday and requests immediate assistance. The colony sends a squad of marines in the heavy-crawler to retrieve the Jorden’s. The Jorden family is found and rushed back to Hadley’s Hope. Russ is taken to the hospital and is put under the care of Doctor Theodora Komiskey.
– Sergeant Marvin Draper and two other marines are sent out to guard the derelict craft. A group of colonists also go out to investigate the find. They hope to find specimens and get answers to what happened to Jorden’s.
– The colonists enter the Derelict and split into two teams, they find the cargo hold, and the eggs. The first team goes in among the eggs to collect samples and are attacked. The second team goes in to try and rescue the first team but they are also attacked.
– After a few hours the facehugger comes off Russ and dies. Anne wishes to take him back to their quarters but Dr. Komiskey and Dr. Reese want him to stay for observation. Timmy and Newt are led by their friend Aaron through the air ducts to a place where they can see their father.
– The group of colonists that were sent to investigate the Derelict are rushed back to the colony. Thirteen people have been attacked by the facehuggers, they are taken to the infirmary.
– During the ensuing confusion Russ goes into convulsions and an Alien bursts from his chest. The stunned onlookers fail to capture the chestburster. Once things have calmed down Dr. Reese and Dr. Mori begin researching the aliens.
– The marines and about sixty colonists, break up into groups of three and begin searching the colony for the chestburster. The remaining colonists are to stay locked in their homes.
– After examining the victims Dr. Reese sends a report to Weyland-Yutani’s science division and then blocks all outgoing communications from the colony.
– Dr. Reese then begins attempting to remove facehugger’s from some of the colonists so he can have live specimens that have not yet implanted their embryos. A number of colonists die during the procedure, including John Marachek.
– Captain Brackett and his group find the first Alien in the laundry room. It has already begun to grow, it kills three people before escaping. He sends Sergeant Coughlin to stop any other chestbursters from escaping the med lab.
– Sgt. Coughlin arrives in medical only to find that four more chestbursters have been born. The doctors’ attempts to contain them failed.
June 25th /2179
– Administration starts moving the colonists into secure locations, but fifteen people go missing along the way. Aliens are picking them off one at a time. The colonists are taken to the newly established hive in the bowels of the atmosphere processor. The colonists are then cocooned for implantation.
– As the next chestburster is about to be born Sgt. Coughlin moves to kill the host. The on-staff doctors try to prevent him from achieving his goal. Sgt. Coughlin goes to the door to call for reinforcements. But when he opens the door there is an Alien on the other side that kills him instantly. Aliens then attack the doctors dragging them and the incubating colonists off to their hive.
– The colonists, fearing for their lives move to the sub-level storage area where they try to barricade themselves in for protection. Meanwhile Captain Brackett, takes a squad of marines over to the atmosphere processer, where they believe the Aliens to be nesting. Brackett’s team is attacked when they stumble into the hive. Sgt. Draper and a handful of other marines flee leaving Cpt. Brackett on his own.
– The colonists hear gunfire beyond their barricade. They realize that some of Brackett’s team have escaped the atmosphere processor and have made it back. After a heated debate the colonists decide to open the doors and let the remaining security team in. The Aliens use this opportunity to invade. A bloody last stand takes place; the Aliens slay and capture many of the colonists.
– Anne instructs Tim and Rebecca to use the air ducts to escape. Anne is attacked and killed by an Alien. Timmy trying to save her uses a dropped gun to fire on the Alien. Timmy is hit by gout of acid blood and dies, Newt escapes through the ducts.
– Brackett along with others are able to escape on an evac ship hidden by the science team.
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July 3th /2179
– During the alien outbreak on Acheron, a ship named Onager is able to escape LV-426 with some of the remaining survivors, including Derrick Russel and Nolan Cave and reach LV-223. Instead of finding a lifeless environment as Company’s reports predicted they are surrounded by vegetation and indigenous life, both with an odd appearance. During the opening of the cargo hold, they are surprised by some Xenomorphs who have been able to infiltrate the ship, as they leave the cargo, the aliens attack the survivors. The humans run to hide deeper in the jungle, in order to escape the attack but many are killed.
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– Colonial Administration realizes that all contact with the Hadley’s Hope colony has been lost.
Ripley is visited by Weyland-Yutani representative Carter Burke and Lieutenant Gorman of the Colonial Marines, who inform her that contact has been lost with the colony on LV-426. The company intends to dispatch Burke and a unit of Colonial Marines to investigate, and offers to restore Ripley’s flight status and pick up her contract if she will accompany them as a consultant. Traumatized by her previous encounter with the Alien, Ripley initially refuses to join, but accepts after Burke promises that the team will destroy any Aliens found and not attempt to study or collect them.
– The last pockets of resistance at Hadley’s Hope are slowly over-run by the Aliens. For a few days Newt and Mary Coles, a fellow colonist, escape capture. They help each other to survive. Mary is eventually captured while foraging for supplies and taken to the hive for impregnation. Newt becomes the sole survivor in the colony.
Aboard the warship Sulaco, Ripley is introduced to the Colonial Marines, including Sergeant Apone, Corporal Hicks. Privates Vasquez and Hudson, and the android Bishop, toward whom Ripley is initially hostile due to her previous experience with Ash.
A dropship delivers the expedition to the surface of LV-426, where they find the colony deserted. Inside, they find makeshift barricades and signs of a struggle, but no bodies; two live facehuggers in containment tanks in the medical lab; and a traumatized young girl nicknamed Newt, the sole survivor, who used the extensive ventilation system to evade the aliens. The crew uses the colony’s computer to locate the colonists grouped beneath the fusion powered atmosphere processing station. They head to the location, descending into corridors covered in alien secretions.
At the center of the station, the Marines find the colonists cocooned, serving as incubators for the creatures’ offspring. When the Marines kill a chestburster, the other aliens are roused and ambush the troops, killing Frost, Crowe, Wierzbowski, and Drake while capturing Apone and Dietrich alive to be cocooned as hosts.
When the inexperienced Gorman panics, Ripley assumes command, taking control of their armored personnel carrier, and rams the nest to rescue Corporal Hicks, Private Hudson and Private Vasquez, the only three survivors.
Hicks orders the dropship to recover the survivors, but a stowaway alien kills the pilots Spunkmeyer and Ferro, causing it to crash into the station. The remaining group barricade themselves inside the colony command center.
Ripley discovers that Burke sent the colonists to investigate the derelict spaceship where the Nostromo crew first encountered the eggs, believing he could become wealthy by recovering alien specimens for use as biological weapons. She threatens to expose him, but Bishop informs the group that the power plant was damaged by the dropship crash along with the previous firefight that ruptured the cooling system and will soon explode with the force of a 40-megaton thermonuclear weapon. He volunteers to crawl through several hundred meters of piping conduits to reach the colony’s transmitter and remotely pilot the Sulaco’s remaining dropship to the surface.
Ripley and Newt fall asleep in the medical laboratory, awakening to find themselves locked in the room with the two “facehuggers”, which have been released from their tanks. Ripley triggers a fire alarm to alert the Marines, who rescue them and kill the creatures. Ripley accuses Burke of releasing the facehuggers so that they would impregnate her and Newt, allowing him to smuggle the embryos past Earth’s quarantine, and of planning to kill the rest of the Marines so that no one could contradict his version of events.
Before the Marines can kill Burke, the power is cut, and aliens assault through the ceiling. In the ensuing firefight, Burke attempts to flee but is cornered by an alien, while Hudson is dragged away after covering the others’ retreat. Gorman and the injured Vasquez detonate a grenade and sacrifice themselves; Hicks is injured, and Newt is captured.
Ripley and Hicks reach Bishop in the second dropship, but Ripley refuses to abandon Newt. The group travels to the processing station, allowing a heavily armed Ripley to enter the hive and rescue Newt. As they escape, the two encounter the alien queen in her egg chamber. When an egg begins to open, Ripley uses her flamethrower to destroy the eggs and the queen’s ovipositor. Pursued by the enraged queen, Ripley and Newt reunite with Bishop and Hicks on the dropship. All four escape moments before the station explodes with the colony consumed by the nuclear blast.
On the Sulaco, the group is ambushed by the queen, who stowed away in the ship’s landing gear. The queen tears Bishop in half and advances on Newt, but Ripley battles the creature using an exosuit cargo-loader and expels it through an airlock into space. Ripley, Newt, Hicks, and the critically damaged Bishop enter hypersleep for their return trip to Earth.
On LV-223, the reaming survivors of the Onager continue with their efforts to survive on the planet; Russel finds an old WY equipment which shows images of the expedition of LV-223 in 2093. Russel discovers remains of Engineer’s black liquid on the forests, which seems to twist and mutate everything it touched. The WY probe was able to keep recording the events on the planet during 2093 to 2179 showing the appearance and development of life on the it during the period. During that time the ecosystem have been able to go through millions of year worth of evolution in less than a century.
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– Ripley’s EEV crashes on Fury 161, an Outer Veil mineral ore refinery and men’s maximum security correctional facility. During the launch, the ship’s medical scans of the crew’s cryotubes show an Alien Facehugger attached to one of the crewmembers. After some inmates recover the pod and its passengers, an Alien Facehugger is approaches the prison dog. Ripley is taken in and awakened by Clemens, the prison doctor, and is told she is the only survivor of the crash. Many of the ex-inmates have embraced an apocalyptic, millenarian religion which forbids sexual relations, and Ripley is warned by the prison superintendent, Harold Andrews, that her presence among them may have extremely disruptive effects. A funeral is performed for Newt and “Hicks” in which their bodies are cremated in the facility’s enormous furnace. In another section of the facility, the prison dog enters convulsions, and an Alien bursts from its body.
The Alien soon begins to attack members of the colony. To get answers, Ripley reactivates the damaged android Bishop, who confirms that there was an Alien on the Sulaco and that it came with them to Fiorina in the escape pod. Andrews informs that a rescue ship being sent for Ripley by the Weyland-Yutani Corporation.
Back in the prison infirmary, while talking to Ripley about the situation, Clemens is killed by the Alien, which then approaches Ripley but does not attempt to kill her. Ripley rallies the inmates and proposes they pour highly flammable toxic waste, which is stored at the facility, into the ventilation system and ignite it to flush out the creature. The prisoners reluctantly agree to the plan, but the mixture is ignited prematurely by the creature’s intervention, resulting in the deaths of many of the prisoners.
Suffering from pain in her chest and fearing internal injuries, Ripley scans herself with the medical equipment on board the Sulaco’s escape pod and discovers the embryo of an Alien Queen growing inside her. She also discovers out that Weyland-Yutani intend to capture the Queen embryo and the adult Alien, hoping to use them as biological weapons. Deducing that the mature Alien will not kill her because of the embryo she carries, Ripley begs Dillon, to kill her, who agrees to do so only if she helps the inmates kill the adult creature first. They form a plan to lure in molten lead. The bait-and-chase style plan results in the death of Dillon and all the remaining prisoners except Morse, who pours the lead. The Alien, covered in molten metal, escapes the mold and is killed by Ripley when she turns on fire sprinklers and sprays the beast with water, causing its exoskeleton to cool rapidly and shatter via thermal shock.
The Weyland-Yutani team arrives and is met by Aaron. They go to the lead works and the team’s leader, a man named Michael Bishop, who looks identical to the Bishop android, introduces himself to Ripley and claims to be the android’s creator, sent to show Ripley a familiar face. He tries to persuade Ripley to undergo surgery to remove the Queen embryo, which he claims will be destroyed. Ripley refuses and steps back onto a mobile platform, which Morse positions over the furnace. Ripley defies them by throwing herself into the gigantic furnace. Following Weyland-Yutani’s failure to capture an Alien and the death of all but one of the prison’s inhabitants, the facility is closed down and the sole surviving inmate, Morse, is led away.
On LV-223, Russel locates an Engineer construction, eventually entering a hidden spaceship and reaching its bridge station, finding a live engineer on hypersleep. Russel establishes a research base on top of hill, recording his discovering on the WY probe.
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An Xenormoph attacks some of the remaining survivors on LV-223 while crossing a river, as the Xenomorph grabs the human they are touched by some of the black liquid deep in the water. The human body mutates and fuses with the Xenomorph, getting “glued” to its chest.
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– It is noted by the survivors on LV-223 that everything that grows around the black liquid becomes more mutated, the Xenomorph with a human fused on its chest attacks the survivors but is killed by Cale.
– Cale organizes a group to reach the Onager for supplies and a transmitter to call of evacuation but find a Xenomorph Queen laying eggs on it, the surrounding aliens soon attack, the only survivor Cale gets hit by the black liquid and grabbed by a Xenomorph.
– Russell deduces that the black liquid can cause effects on living organisms, affecting one’s genetic makeup, working as an accelerant.
– The last survivors who had decided to not attempt to reach the Onager are attacked by Xenomorphs and killed leaving only Russell alive. Cale appears on the attack, his body starting to mutate into a creature similar to what Fitfield became in 2093.
– Russell finds wreckage of the Prometheus ship, taking some salvage from it. His mental stability begins to deteriorate, calling the WY Probe Rover and talking to it as if it was a person.
– While on research Russell finds Cale in a more advanced stage of mutation and is able to escape as Xenomorphs attack Cale, he escapes back into his hidden station on the mountain hill. He deduces that the reason the aliens don’t attempt to comes near the mountain is due to it being alive and growing.
He goes back to the Engineer installation he had found months before and attempts to awaken the live Engineer in hypersleep, he leaves the area unknowingly that the cryo station with Engineer in stasis has started to respond.
– Russell deduces the black liquid is a technology created by something, he thinks that by filtering the black liquid through an android or construct it may be possible to use it medicinally on humans.
– Russell founds a signal of human origin beneath the mountain, unknowingly to him its Prometheus’s escape pod, which the Deacon was born into on 2093.
– Russell goes to the survivor camp and bury them, he is attacked by Cale and kills him. He is surrounded by xenomorphs and believes he can be protected by getting to the mountain but fails to reach it on time, he then attempts to get to a pool of the black liquid hoping its mutations could help him survive but the Aliens get him before.
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– At the planet Ryushi, on a colony called Prosperity Wells the settlers raise cattle-like quadruped ungulates called Rhynth for export to other solar systems, and are in the process of assembling a shipment of the native livestock to be transferred to the ship Lector. Unbeknownst to the colonists, Ryushi is a traditional hunting ground of the Predators, and they are returning for their initiation rites. Onboard a Predator ship, the preys have been prepared: An Alien queen layed eggs for delivery to Ryushi. Confounding the Predator’s safeguards, this queen manages to slip an egg containing the seed of another queen into the shipment.
The Predator pod with the eggs arrives on Ryushi at dusk and is detected by long-range radar by Prosperity Wells operations center by Weaver, but is tagged as a meteor. Upon arrival, the pod starts to deliver the eggs, they hatch and infect Rhynths nearby.
At nightfall, The Lector arrives at Ryushi and Ackland’s worker Jame Roth find dead Facehugger in Beriki canyon, where his rhynth were. Roth is told by Ackland to give the Facehuggers to Kesar Revna, the town’s biologist and doctor, but the doctor is not old the exact location where to find the Facehuggers. A party is held in the town for the arrival of The Lector and their first rhynth export shipment to Earth.
A group of young Predators led by a Predator elder, “Broken Tusk”, set down their ship on the planet to prepare for hunt against the Aliens who in hours would hatch from their hosts. Dr. Revna investigates the place where Roth told him he found the Facehuggers. Instead, he finds the Predator ship and, in an accident, while trying to escape the Predator he hits and knocks out Broken Tusk with his vehicle running into the Predator ship, destroying it and killing himself in the process. The young Predators, now without a guide, are angered and change their plans, deciding to hunt the humans as well.
At dawn, Machiko and Hiroki send pilots Ashley Ikeda and David Spanner to Iwa Gorge in search of the doctor, instead they find the destroyed Predator ship and an unconscious Broken Tusk. They take him back to the colony as the young predators observe them. The predators attacki a ranch, leaving only a boy who escapes to the main settlement. The boy arrives and identifies Broken Tusk as one of the attackers.
After several infected Rhynth have been loaded aboard the Lector, the aliens burst from their hosts, one of them a Queen, soon a Hive is established on the ship, eventually killing the crew and cocooning the two pilots onboard. The town is put into alert and barricades are built for a Predator attack, but the predators quickly destroy the barricades. Administrator Machiko, surprised that the Lector is still on the ground and there is no communication, goes in person to check while escorted by Mason. Suddenly, a group of Xenomorphs attack the two. Mason is killed and the creatures close in on Machiko, but she’s saved by Young Predator, it is able to take down several Aliens but due to his lack of experience he is overpowered by their numbers and is killed.
Other colonists are killed by the Predators, as both Machiko and Weaver watch through security cameras. Machiko has a plan and goes out of the operations center. He advises Dr. Miriam Revna, Kesar’s wife, to stay inside and questions her about the relationship between Aliens and Predators. At that moments a Predator breaks into the lab and attack them but is stopped by Broken Tusk.
At the two women flee the area, Broken Tusk kills the young Predator for leading the others into a hunt against unarmed humans. Machiko and Miriam watch on monitors as Aliens and Predator fight each other and take the copter in starting her plan: Release all the locked rhynth to create a massive stampede, heading into the direction of the Aliens and Predators fighting, and use it as a signal for the colonists to evacuate the town from the opposite side. Broken Tusk is the only in area able to evade the rhynths but gets trapped after climbing on a communication antenna while being pursued by Xenomorphs. Miriam asks Machiko to help him, she agrees but an Alien causes the copter to crash, killing Miriam in the process. Scott and Tom, who escaped after being cocooned on hive help Machiko, Broken Tusk emerges from the wreckage holding Miriam’s body, deciding to team up with the humans.
Now trapped inside the operations complex, Machiko, Tom, Scott and the Predator learn on a transmission Chigusa Coporation wants the aliens for study and Tom is killed by a chestburster. Scott realizes he’s infected with a chestburster and give them the code to crash the orbital shuttle into Prosperity Wells. Machiko then gives Scott a mercy killing.
Machiko and the Predator drive right into The Lector and as Broken Tusk keeps the aliens at bay, Machiko enters the code and both run for the escape pod. The Queen attacks them and Dachande is mortally wounded, but Machiko closes the pod’s door, beheading the queen and both escape as the shuttle crashes and destroys Prosperity Wells.
With his last strength, Dachande marks Machiko with his clan’s symbol using the Alien’s blood. The colonists are rescued and moved to another system. Machiko decides to stays at Ryushi.
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– A Predator ship settle down on Ryushi, and are surprised by Machiko.The clan leader recognizes the marking and greets Machiko into the hunt.
– Above Ryushi, captain Glass is informed that they have received a non-human distress call. Glass gives a little briefing to his platoon about the non-human origin of the distress call. The crew is already aware of the xenomorphs existence and the Hadley’s Hope incident. They also know that Machiko Noguchi is living on the planet and the ship landed near the Sheldon’s ranch, where Machiko now supposedly lives, they find the ranch empty, so they take the ATV to the distress call’s origin. Expecting to find an ship similar to the one on LV-426, they are surprised to find a very different class of ship. As Glass and his men inspect the ship, some Predators observes up from the canyon.
Soon they find a Predator skeleton and other unconscious. Carlston, another soldier, finds a still chained and apparently dead Queen, but Carlson is killed by a Xenomorph, and more show up. The Marines evacuate, but outside the ship they are ambushed by Xenomorphs burrowed in the ground, one of which kills Bowen. The Marines fight off the Xenomorphs and the Predator that was observing them jumps down from his cliff and seemingly saves the Marine. Once the xenomorphs are killed, private Cogletti attempts communication with a one-handed Predator but it kills her.
They flee on the ATV killing a Predator in the process. They returned to Machikos’s place and call Murphy on the Brilliant for a quick extraction, in that moment, a chestburster erupts from the unconscious Predator, Glass order fire but they miss. The Predators attack the marines and they make a stand as the Brilliant lands. Glass attempts to warn Murphy but a Predator destroys the ship with a plasma bazooka, so Glass and his surviving soldiers flee again, this time to Prosperity Wells, unaware that the chestburster is under the vehicle.
Glass and his men establish a defense perimeter on the ruins of the town, placing mines all on the exposed side. The xenomorph now revealed to be a Predalien attacks from behind killing Reed, they fire and the Predalien escapes. The Predators attacks and Glass detonate the perimeter mines killing two of the remaining Predators, leaving only the blue armored Predator alive. Glass and his remaining soldier escapes leading to the scene at the beginning.
Glass is trapped between the last Predator and the Predalien, but both ignore him, fighting each other, and when the Predalien takes the upper hand, Glass hit him with his pulse rifle, giving the Predator time to kill the creature. Glass and the Predator look at each other and sit too tired to fight and both waiting for rescue from their respective people.
– During a hunt on LV-9982, Beta Hydri System, the Predator Ahab finds more information about the Engineers through a hologram.
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