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The Best Alien Characters of All Time

Updated February 29, 2020 5.6k votes 773 voters 13.9k 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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  • Spock1
    229
    95

    Spock

    Star Trek
  • Alien2
    233
    98

    Alien

    Aliens
  • The Doctor3
    213
    120

    The Doctor

    Doctor Who
  • E.T.4
    177
    94

    E.T.

    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Superman5
    157
    88

    Superman

    Superman
  • Marvin the Martian6
    155
    86

    Marvin the Martian

    Looney Tunes
  • Yautja7
    123
    83

    Yautja

    Predator 2, Predator
  • The Doctor8
    112
    100

    The Doctor

    The Shakespeare Code, Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death
  • The Thing9
    31
    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)

  • Q10
    81
    78

    Q

    Star Trek
  • Mork11
    87
    81

    Mork

    Mork & Mindy
  • Worf12
    21
    7

    Worf

    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Kang and Kodos13
    82
    92

    Kang and Kodos

    The Simpsons
  • Zim14
    76
    80

    Zim

    Invader Zim, Invader Zim
  • Stitch15
    146
    82

    Stitch

    Lilo & Stitch
  • Neytiri16
    74
    89

    Neytiri

    Avatar
  • Goku17
    45
    29

    Goku

    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z
  • Seven of Nine18
    17
    10

    Seven of Nine

    Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek
  • Starfire19
    52
    65

    Starfire

    Teen Titans Go!, Teen Titans
  • Roger20
    103
    95

    Roger

    American Dad
  • ALF21
    80
    100

    ALF

    ALF
  • Zoidberg22
    61
    68

    Zoidberg

    Futurama, Futurama
  • Lord Nibbler23
    54
    82

    Lord Nibbler

    Futurama
  • The Coneheads24
    63
    73

    The Coneheads

    Coneheads
  • Zaphod Beeblebrox25
    50
    77

    Zaphod Beeblebrox

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy