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AC Poster Facehugger Analysis
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MemberXenomorphMar-23-2017 5:37 PM

To me it appears that we have 2 different facehuggers in the poster.  They're labeled Top and bottom.

Top Facehugger appears more chunky with its segmented tail appearing ribbed.  It also has the normal knuckles like you see on the original hugger.

The Bottom Facehugger appears smoother with long slender legs that look more like tentacles than jointed appendages/fingers.  Its tail appears segments but smoother than the tops. 



I think we're looking at 2 different facehuggers.

Any opinions?

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ModeratorPraetorianMar-23-2017 5:40 PM

Neo-Hugger, Proto-Hugger?



MemberXenomorphMar-23-2017 5:44 PM

Wouldn't be a Neo they come from the Spores.  Maybe a different kind of proto/xeno.


MemberPraetorianMar-23-2017 5:44 PM

Our standard facehugger i believe,and the proto-hugger 

Nothing the God of biomechanics wouldn't let you in heaven for 


MemberXenomorphMar-23-2017 6:00 PM

Hey Kyle,

I think the standard facehugger was bigger with all digits above the ears. They are also missing the tail hump from the original.  See Below:


MemberTrilobiteMar-23-2017 7:04 PM

Rick- nice close ups! I noticed both appear noticeably smaller than the ones in past movies- unless those are big headed Engineers.


MemberPraetorianMar-23-2017 9:20 PM

Thanks Rick!I hadn't noticed that 

Nothing the God of biomechanics wouldn't let you in heaven for 


MemberOvomorphMar-23-2017 11:59 PM

Not to be "that guy" or anything but isn't it possible that it's just an art thing rather than a hidden message?


MemberFacehuggerMar-24-2017 1:13 AM

Man, that one looks like it has carrots for legs...

The smooth one could be a biological step between the squid and classic facehuggo.

Looking at the mural as a whole, there seems to be vast differences in the physiology of the different xenos and facehuggers, could be an entire species worth of differences.

Sort of like how humans can have different morphology and genetics, i.e. hand, ear size, dental formations, larger mouths and such.  Who knows, maybe we find out their biology is derived from more than just host physiology/biology.

At the same time, we might be trying to pull too much meaning from an awesome artistic piece.  I rather like Deathwing's take on it.



MemberTrilobiteMar-24-2017 1:20 AM

deathwing22153 You may be right. Someone may have put out a great piece of art for a different purpose but knew we would pick it apart like vultures on a carcass and strip it clean to distract us from something else.


MemberDeaconMar-24-2017 1:32 AM

Well if the Black Goo predates these, then we know the Black Goo can lead to multiple possible Mutations, also Spaights draft had or intended to show us 8 different kinds of Xenomorph.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


MemberXenomorphMar-24-2017 1:38 PM

Hey "That Guy" (LOL j/k'ing)  I would like to think it's just a piece of art left open to interpretation.  But, Ridley Scott probably has to sign off on anything being released.  Take into account that Ridley is a Master Allegorist, so everything he does or approves has a hidden meaning behind it.  Its ar jobs to shred it like a pack of wild hyenas


MemberDeaconMar-24-2017 3:17 PM

Indeed i dont think we will see much of this in the movie, but it would be hinted at maybe similar happening before.

So i think the next movie Awakening would cover these kind of events that the Poster has.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017

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