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The Best Characters in the Whole Alien Franchise, Ranked

Updated June 28, 2019 2.0k votes 238 voters 1.9k views21 items

List RulesVote up the greatest, most memorable character in all the Alien movies.

Film buffs, we are ranking the greatest characters in the Alien franchise. From Prometheus to Alien Resurrection, the best Alien series characters are also known to be some of the best movie characters of all time. Who is the best Alien character?

Featuring Arthur Dallas (Tom Skerritt), David 8 (Michael Fassbender), and Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), this list of Alien movie characters includes memorable villains, funny sidekicks, and new characters from the latest Alien prequels.

Vote up the best characters in the Alien movies. Feel free to add any popular Alien characters missing from the list.

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  • 1
    146
    41

    Ellen Ripley

    Sigourney Weaver, Nicole Fellows
  • 2
    101
    17

    Dwayne Hicks

    Michael Biehn
  • 3
    99
    20

    Pvt. Hudson

    Bill Paxton
  • 4
    113
    43

    Xenomorph

    Eddie Powell, Tom Woodruff Jr.
  • 5
    85
    23

    Michael Bishop Weyland

    Lance Henriksen
  • 6
    71
    17

    Pvt. Vasquez

    Jenette Goldstein
  • 7
    69
    20

    Dennis Parker

    Yaphet Kotto
  • 8
    68
    27

    Rebecca Jorden

    Carrie Henn, Danielle Edmond
  • 9
    59
    20

    Sgt. Apone

    Al Matthews
  • 10
    62
    32

    Ash

    Ian Holm
  • 11
    51
    21

    Samuel Brett

    Harry Dean Stanton
  • 12
    61
    32

    Arthur Dallas

    Tom Skerritt
  • 13
    55
    28

    Gilbert Kane

    John Hurt
  • 14
    65
    42

    David 8/Walter

    Michael Fassbender
  • 15
    57
    36

    Peter Weyland

    Guy Pearce
  • 16
    48
    37

    Elizabeth M. Shaw

    Noomi Rapace, Lucy Hutchinson
  • 17
    40
    32

    Carter Burke

    Paul Reiser
  • 18
    35
    29

    Tennessee "Tee" Faris

    Danny McBride
  • 19
    39
    34

    Joan Lambert

    Veronica Cartwright
  • 20
    29
    36

    Janet "Danny" Daniels

    Katherine Waterston
  • 21
    18
    32

    Charlie Holloway

    Logan Marshall-Green