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The Best Alien Characters of All Time

Updated February 29, 2020 5.6k votes 825 voters 15.8k 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
    237
    96

    Alien

    Aliens
  • 2
    236
    97

    Spock

    Star Trek
  • 3
    179
    95

    E.T.

    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • 4
    162
    83

    Marvin the Martian

    Looney Tunes
  • 5
    200
    118

    The Doctor

    Doctor Who
  • 6
    157
    89

    Superman

    Superman
  • 7
    119
    83

    Predator

    Predator 2, Predator
  • 8
    34
    13

    The Thing

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

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

  • 9
    81
    81

    Q

    Star Trek
  • 10
    85
    78

    Zim

    Invader Zim, Invader Zim
  • 11
    31
    12

    Worf

    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • 12
    85
    79

    Mork

    Mork & Mindy
  • 13
    145
    74

    Stitch

    Lilo & Stitch
  • 14
    101
    100

    The Doctor

    The Shakespeare Code, Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death
  • 15
    85
    88

    Kang and Kodos

    The Simpsons
  • 16
    105
    89

    Roger

    American Dad
  • 17
    87
    94

    ALF

    ALF
  • 18
    49
    31

    Goku

    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z
  • 19
    75
    88

    Neytiri

    Avatar
  • 20
    55
    62

    Starfire

    Teen Titans Go!, Teen Titans
  • 21
    20
    13

    Seven of Nine

    Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek
  • 22
    54
    79

    Lord Nibbler

    Futurama
  • 23
    61
    65

    Zoidberg

    Futurama, Futurama
  • 24
    65
    72

    The Coneheads

    Coneheads
  • 25
    59
    67

    The Great Gazoo

    The Flintstones