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The Best Characters in the Whole Alien Franchise, Ranked

Updated June 28, 2019 1.9k votes 226 voters 1.8k 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
    Ellen Ripley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters in the Whole Alien Franchise, Ranked
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    18

    Ellen Ripley

    Sigourney Weaver, Nicole Fellows
  • 2
    Xenomorph is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters in the Whole Alien Franchise, Ranked
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    20

    Xenomorph

    Eddie Powell, Tom Woodruff Jr.
  • 3
    Dwayne Hicks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters in the Whole Alien Franchise, Ranked
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    15

    Dwayne Hicks

    Michael Biehn
  • 4
    Pvt. Hudson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters in the Whole Alien Franchise, Ranked
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    22

    Pvt. Hudson

    Bill Paxton
  • 5
    Michael Bishop Weyland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters in the Whole Alien Franchise, Ranked
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    23

    Michael Bishop Weyland

    Lance Henriksen
  • 6
    Pvt. Vasquez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters in the Whole Alien Franchise, Ranked
    74
    17

    Pvt. Vasquez

    Jenette Goldstein
  • 7
    Dennis Parker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters in the Whole Alien Franchise, Ranked
    71
    20

    Dennis Parker

    Yaphet Kotto
  • 8
    Rebecca Jorden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters in the Whole Alien Franchise, Ranked
    70
    26

    Rebecca Jorden

    Carrie Henn, Danielle Edmond
  • 9
    Sgt. Apone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters in the Whole Alien Franchise, Ranked
    57
    22

    Sgt. Apone

    Al Matthews
  • 10
    Arthur Dallas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters in the Whole Alien Franchise, Ranked
    62
    32

    Arthur Dallas

    Tom Skerritt
  • 11
    Ash is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters in the Whole Alien Franchise, Ranked
    62
    33

    Ash

    Ian Holm
  • 12
    Samuel Brett is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters in the Whole Alien Franchise, Ranked
    50
    23

    Samuel Brett

    Harry Dean Stanton
  • 13
    Gilbert Kane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters in the Whole Alien Franchise, Ranked
    54
    29

    Gilbert Kane

    John Hurt
  • 14
    David 8/Walter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters in the Whole Alien Franchise, Ranked
    63
    44

    David 8/Walter

    Michael Fassbender
  • 15
    Elizabeth M. Shaw is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters in the Whole Alien Franchise, Ranked
    48
    35

    Elizabeth M. Shaw

    Noomi Rapace, Lucy Hutchinson
  • 16
    Carter Burke is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters in the Whole Alien Franchise, Ranked
    41
    34

    Carter Burke

    Paul Reiser
  • 17
    Tennessee "Tee" Faris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters in the Whole Alien Franchise, Ranked
    35
    29

    Tennessee "Tee" Faris

    Danny McBride
  • 18
    Joan Lambert is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters in the Whole Alien Franchise, Ranked
    37
    36

    Joan Lambert

    Veronica Cartwright
  • 19
    Janet "Danny" Daniels is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters in the Whole Alien Franchise, Ranked
    31
    37

    Janet "Danny" Daniels

    Katherine Waterston
  • 20
    Peter Weyland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters in the Whole Alien Franchise, Ranked
    27
    37

    Peter Weyland

    Guy Pearce
  • 21
    Charlie Holloway is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters in the Whole Alien Franchise, Ranked
    16
    33

    Charlie Holloway

    Logan Marshall-Green
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