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The Xeno Diet

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MemberTrilobiteFeb-13-2017 8:40 PM

The Alien 3 runner is the only one I recall actually eating. The Xeno presumably gets nutrition from its host while developing but doesn't seem to feed as it grows and gets stronger. Perhaps novels or comics account for this?

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MemberXenomorphFeb-13-2017 9:21 PM

Original script and novelisation for Alien has them springing the Alien in the food locker.  Dallas (or Parker) burst in a torch it, only to find it's escaped into the main airduct.

Some of the old comics have them eating (apparently they dig on swine).

The commentary for AvP:R talks about an Alien eating one of the guys killed at the high school pool.

I've always though Alien 3 was a bit ambiguous as we never see them actually ingest anything.  It often looks like a dog chewing on something rather than eating.


MemberTrilobiteFeb-13-2017 9:25 PM

The runner appeared to be eating of a copse to me on Alien 3.


MemberPraetorianFeb-13-2017 9:36 PM

I've thought so too.It goes in line with its animal tendencies 

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MemberXenomorphFeb-13-2017 9:41 PM


Of course.


MemberPraetorianFeb-13-2017 9:48 PM

Okay S.M. lets rephrase that.Of course what?

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MemberChestbursterFeb-13-2017 11:30 PM

Someone on youtube actually gave this question a fairly extensive treatment. It's a little over 8 minutes. Some good points are made. Also, for those who wish to only review the scene of the runner "eating" which the OP mentioned, it can be seen at the 2:20 mark.


MemberPraetorianFeb-13-2017 11:31 PM

Thank you QES,I'll give it a look.

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MemberFacehuggerFeb-14-2017 3:10 AM

@S.M yes good point. In Alien: Resurrection (*gag gag*) , Ripley 8 says "they'll come where the meat is" referring that she knows Xenomorphs eat meat. And in AVP: R, you can see a xenomorph eating one of the jerks in the school like S.M said.


MemberTrilobiteFeb-14-2017 6:54 AM


That video is great- thanks. There are some other theory videos there too!


MemberDeaconFeb-14-2017 7:28 AM

I was going to reply....

But SM had said the same was i was going to, especially the Alien Draft idea that they found the Chest Buster raiding the Food Locker.

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MemberNeomorphFeb-14-2017 9:44 AM

there is also a theory on youtube that the acidic blood, though a useful defense. is infact used more in the way acid in a car battery is used. is theyr energy source and the consumption of meat isn't a daily requirement, only more of a jump start kind of thing. theyr teeth certainly discourages any notion of them being a veggie lol


MemberNeomorphFeb-15-2017 8:35 AM

LOL! The topic of the thread is geeky.


Maybe they call some place where they want some pizza or something. I mean, where shall they go for food when they don’t want to hunt?


MemberTrilobiteFeb-15-2017 11:56 AM

It would be funny to catch a xeno in a pantry mauling a can of peaches.

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