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The Best Alien Characters of All Time

Updated February 29, 2020 5.5k votes 755 voters 13.4k views41 items

List RulesCharacters from outer space.

There have been plenty of characters from outer space in film and television, but which ones were the best alien characters of all time? For this poll fans have gathered a list of the greatest aliens of all time, featuring aliens you know from movies, television, video games, and more. But if your favorite fictional alien is missing, don't be salty—just add it to the list so that other people can vote for it too!

What comes to your mind when you think of an alien? Do you think of the non-speaking xenomorph from the Alien franchise or the super-intelligent Spock from Star Trek? What about Superman? Did you forget about his alien origins? After all, he’s from Krypton and not Kansas—not really anyways.

For fans of The Simpsons, the best alien characters are perhaps also the funniest, speaking of Kang and Kodos of course. Many of these great alien characters have transcended their media and become pop culture icons. For example, many people know about the Predator character without ever even having seen Predator.

So vote for what you think are the best alien characters on all time, no matter what media format they originally appeared on. And at least these alien characters won't ever actually abduct you.
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  • 1
    Spock
    227
    96

    Spock

    Star Trek
  • 2
    Alien
    230
    99

    Alien

    Aliens
  • 3
    The Doctor
    212
    120

    The Doctor

    Doctor Who
  • 4
    E.T.
    176
    96

    E.T.

    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • 5
    Superman
    155
    90

    Superman

    Superman
  • 6
    Marvin the Martian
    154
    87

    Marvin the Martian

    Looney Tunes
  • 7
    Yautja
    124
    82

    Yautja

    Predator 2, Predator
  • 8
    The Doctor
    113
    96

    The Doctor

    The Shakespeare Code, Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death
  • 9
    Q
    80
    74

    Q

    Star Trek
  • 10
    Mork
    89
    78

    Mork

    Mork & Mindy
  • 11
    The Thing
    26
    6

    The Thing

    The Thing from Another World (1951), The Thing (1982)

    The Thing from Another World (1951), The Thing (1982), The Thing (2011 Prequel)

  • 12
    Worf
    15
    4

    Worf

    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • 13
    Neytiri
    75
    85

    Neytiri

    Avatar
  • 14
    Stitch
    142
    83

    Stitch

    Lilo & Stitch
  • 15
    Zim
    70
    80

    Zim

    Invader Zim, Invader Zim
  • 16
    Kang and Kodos
    79
    94

    Kang and Kodos

    The Simpsons
  • 17
    Seven of Nine
    14
    5

    Seven of Nine

    Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek
  • 18
    Roger
    105
    96

    Roger

    American Dad
  • 19
    Starfire
    52
    63

    Starfire

    Teen Titans Go!, Teen Titans
  • 20
    ALF
    81
    98

    ALF

    ALF
  • 21
    Goku
    41
    28

    Goku

    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z
  • 22
    Zoidberg
    61
    68

    Zoidberg

    Futurama, Futurama
  • 23
    Lord Nibbler
    52
    82

    Lord Nibbler

    Futurama
  • 24
    The Coneheads
    60
    72

    The Coneheads

    Coneheads
  • 25
    Zaphod Beeblebrox
    49
    78

    Zaphod Beeblebrox

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy