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The facehugger is not a xenomorph?

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MemberFacehuggerMar-06-2017 8:52 AM

after many years I may have found out why the Xenomorph and the Facehugger look SO different, do you know what most people think the relationship between the xenomorph and it's host is; a symbiotic relationship but what if I told you that the xenomorph had another symbiotic relationship, one with the facehuggers, which wouldn't be far fetched because they both help each other. The Xenomorph's provide the facehuggers with nutrition and help propagate their species, while the facehuggers help spread the embryo of the xenomorph species.

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MemberNeomorphMar-06-2017 2:36 PM

In the 2010 video game, ALIEN VS. PREDATOR, a Xenomorph player can subdue a character to allow a nearby Facehugger to impregnate them.


MemberTrilobiteMar-06-2017 3:05 PM

Do you mean while the face hugger is dormant? In Alien, it appeared there was a root system but no sign of xenos providing anything.


MemberFacehuggerMar-06-2017 4:17 PM

Whatever was inside of the Engineer aboard the Derlict ship laid those eggs... its quite possible that it wasn't Cameron's queen possibly something else... so I can see your point but its far fetched


MemberXenomorphMar-06-2017 4:31 PM

Symbiotic usually means for mutual benefit.  The host receives no benefit from hosting the Alien.

As for why huggers and adults look different - I've always looked at the hugger as a walking sex organ.  Humans don't look like sex organs.


MemberXenomorphMar-06-2017 4:48 PM


Humans do to facehuggers.  They like face sex with Humans!



MemberXenomorphMar-06-2017 4:48 PM

I think SM needs a free hug


MemberPraetorianMar-13-2017 3:40 AM

Wait if the Facehugger isn't a xenomorph then why is the Queen give birth to facehuggers? That would be basically saying a baby isn't human or a caterpillar is not a butterfly. I was always under the impression the facehugger was Xenomorph larvae and the chestburster was the Pupae, the bigchap is the adult then cameron's aliens were the matured adult (kind of like how a butterfly needs time to dry itself off before it can fly)



MemberOvomorphMar-14-2017 12:21 AM

i really hate that people try to put alien with aliens-alien resurrection, sorry guys but Ridley doesn´t give a damn about those stories since its not part of the original canon. no way in hell will we see queens or any other connections than those of 1979 Alien and their new installment Prometheus, the rest is the past!! why do you guys think Cameron ranted on Ridley only few weeks ago how superior his Aliens is and childish responses, he should go make another Avatar hence Pocahontas with special effects BS :-)


MemberPraetorianMar-14-2017 12:24 AM

I disagree on that.Ridley has said that Aliens is the only other film he regards.Both of them even planned on making an Alien film together back in the early 2000's

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MemberNeomorphMar-14-2017 12:49 AM

^ I second that. its also the reason ridley is attached to alien5 and it being an aliens sequel, not an alien sequel. he likes what Cameron did.


MemberPraetorianMar-14-2017 12:51 AM

Indeed ali81.I just read an interview where Ridley stated his approval of Aliens.

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MemberNeomorphMar-14-2017 1:01 AM

ridley doesn't actually dislike any of the alien movies. he is just confused as to why no one followed up on the 2 biggest mysteries of the original alien movie. what is the big chap in the chair and where did the eggs come from.


MemberPraetorianMar-14-2017 1:12 AM

And that's where Ridley comes in.To give us those answers himself.There's been a pretty popular (but unlikely) theory that the 2000 passengers that the Covenant is carrying could be the eggs in Alien.

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MemberNeomorphMar-14-2017 1:24 AM

I will watch all the movies that come out and im sure ill enjoy every one of them. i get that directors ideas and thoughts change but speaking for myself. i like the original impression ridley give in alien. the ship and eggs had been there a long time. yes by all means, those colonists r F****D. but don't make them and david the direct tie in to the derelict and alien.


MemberPraetorianMar-14-2017 1:36 AM

I don't (hope) think things will turn out that way.The derelict is ancient in my opinion.But yes,those colonists are so screwed lol.

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MemberXenomorphMar-14-2017 3:14 AM

"why do you guys think Cameron ranted on Ridley only few weeks ago how superior his Aliens is and childish responses"

He didn't say that.


MemberPraetorianMar-14-2017 3:20 AM

Indeed S.M. I almost posted that interview myself.

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MemberOvomorphMar-18-2017 12:08 PM

it actually doesnt really matter about too many details but that its only a few weeks now till Covenant comes out and then another one next year in production phase :-) Thanks Disney for evoking Fox to kick butt :-) and no matter what there will always be the clash of the titans between alien and aliens fans cause both movies are total different stories and i find dont really fit together as sequels but opposites 


MemberDeaconMar-18-2017 2:20 PM


I think that could well be the best explanation ;)

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MemberFacehuggerMar-18-2017 4:03 PM

@Xenotaris, yep insect lifecycle stages each stage looks different to the previous stage just look at mosquitoes and butterflys and frog and toad species lifecycles.

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