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List Rules Characters 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.
list ordered by
1
196 81
Spock is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Alien Characters of All Time
Star Trek
2
197 88
Alien is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Alien Characters of All Time
Aliens
3
210 100
Eleventh Doctor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Alien Characters of All Time
Doctor Who
4
136 90
E.T. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Alien Characters of All Time
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
5
137 87
Superman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Alien Characters of All Time
Superman
6
123 77
Marvin the Martian is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Alien Characters of All Time
Looney Tunes
7
121 76
Stitch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Alien Characters of All Time
Lilo & Stitch
8
108 79
Yautja is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Alien Characters of All Time
Trioxin245 added Predator 2, Predator, Alien vs. Predator
9
109 79
The Doctor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Alien Characters of All Time
The Shakespeare Code, Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death, Doctor Who
10
87 80
Roger is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Alien Characters of All Time
Roger American Dad
11
83 77
Mork is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Alien Characters of All Time
Mork & Mindy
12
78 85
Kang and Kodos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Alien Characters of All Time
The Simpsons
13
67 73
Q is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Alien Characters of All Time
Trioxin245 added Star Trek
14
72 84
ALF is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Alien Characters of All Time
ALF ALF
15
50 53
Zoidberg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Alien Characters of All Time
Apocalypse added Futurama, Futurama
16
57 75
Lord Nibbler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Alien Characters of All Time
Lord Nibbler Futurama
17
62 70
Neytiri is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Alien Characters of All Time
Neytiri Avatar
18
19 12
Goku is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Alien Characters of All Time
AboCadoLP added Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball
19
47 69
The Great Gazoo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Alien Characters of All Time
RobMahoney added The Flintstones
20
43 63
Zim is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Alien Characters of All Time
Invader Zim, Invader Zim
21
52 69
Beldar Conehead is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Alien Characters of All Time
Coneheads
22
36 55
Starfire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Alien Characters of All Time
Teen Titans Go!, Teen Titans, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
23
21 22
Dick Solomon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Alien Characters of All Time
Apocalypse added 3rd Rock from the Sun
24
43 76
Zaphod Beeblebrox is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Alien Characters of All Time
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
25
5 3
The Thing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Alien Characters of All Time
Hayden the Monster Man added The Thing The Thing from Another World (1951), The Thing (1982), The Thing (2011 Prequel)

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