Aliens | Extraterrestrials

Aliens | Extraterrestrials

Description
Description

Aliens or extraterrestrials in fiction are beings from beyond Earth, originating from other planets, galaxies, or dimensions. They vary widely in appearance, abilities, and technology, ranging from humanoid forms to entirely unfamiliar creatures. In narratives, aliens often serve as a tool for exploring themes such as the unknown, cultural differences, technology's impact, and humanity's place in the universe. They can be portrayed as hostile invaders, peaceful explorers, or indifferent entities, affecting human characters and societies in diverse ways.

Aliens in literature, film, and other media can challenge our understanding of life and existence, prompting questions about diversity, coexistence, and ethics. Their portrayal often reflects societal fears, hopes, and curiosities about the possibilities of extraterrestrial life and the vastness of the cosmos.

History
History

The concept of aliens or extraterrestrials in fiction has evolved alongside our understanding of the universe. Early literary works depicted extraterrestrial beings in a fantastical manner, often as allegories for exploring unknown territories or as mythical beings. The 20th century, particularly with the advent of the science fiction genre, saw a more scientific and speculative approach to extraterrestrial life. This era introduced a variety of alien portrayals, from benevolent beings sharing their advanced knowledge to hostile invaders threatening Earth. Over time, as space exploration expanded and scientific knowledge grew, aliens in fiction became more diverse and complex, reflecting changing attitudes towards the unknown and the possibilities of life beyond Earth.

Future
Future

The portrayal of aliens and extraterrestrials in fiction is poised to become even more diverse and imaginative in the future. As our scientific understanding of the universe expands, so too will the range of alien characters, potentially featuring more scientifically plausible beings and societies. The growing interest in themes like interstellar travel and first contact scenarios may lead to narratives exploring deeper philosophical and ethical questions about communication, coexistence, and the nature of intelligence.

Advances in technology and special effects will also allow for more visually spectacular and convincing depictions of alien worlds and beings, enhancing their role in storytelling and their impact on audiences. These developments suggest a future where extraterrestrial characters continue to fascinate and challenge our perceptions of life and the universe.

Common Questions
Common Questions
What is an alien?

An alien refers to being of extraterrestrial life that does not come from planet Earth. In science fiction aliens typically come from other planets. An alien can also be considered a visitor from outer space. Aliens can range from simple forms of life to beings that belong to civilizations are more advanced than human society on Earth. The science of extraterrestrial life in all forms is known as astrobiology.

Why do we search for extraterrestrial life?

We continue to search for extraterrestrial life because it is one of the biggest questions of all humanity. It is also a way to move society forward. If we do find extraterrestrial life it will be a moment always remembered and will allow us to understand more about nature and humankind. Finding extraterrestrial life will become the equivalent of the moon landing and will inspire the next generations to go into the technology field.

What is the Zoo Hypothesis?

The Zoo Hypothesis speculates the behavior and existence of extraterrestrial life and the reasons that they may avoid contacting Earth. This hypothesis claims that aliens are intentionally avoiding Earth and communication with humans. One of the main interpretations is that they do so to allow natural evolution, sociocultural development, avoid interplanetary contamination, and just observe Earth. Aliens might want to contact humans once society has passed a certain technological, political, or ethical standard.

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6’1” | 1.85 m
December 25, 2005
10th Doctor
185.000
2005.00
17000
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10th Doctor
6’0” | 1.83 m
April 3, 2010
11th Doctor
183.000
2010.00
13300
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11th Doctor
6’0” | 1.83 m
August 23, 2014
12th Doctor
183.000
2014.00
11300
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12th Doctor
5’6” | 1.68 m
October 7, 2018
13th Doctor
168.000
2018.00
17800
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13th Doctor
5’8” | 1.73 m
November 23, 1963
1st Doctor
173.000
1963.00
5600
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1st Doctor
6’3” | 1.91 m
December 28, 1974
4th Doctor
191.000
1974.00
8000
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4th Doctor
6’0” | 1.83 m
March 26, 2005
9th Doctor
183.000
2005.00
10700
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9th Doctor
5'11" | 1.81 m
1983 (Episode VI: Return of the Jedi)
Admiral Ackbar
181.000
1983.00
38000
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Admiral Ackbar
5’7” | 1.70 m
2020 (The Mandalorian: Season 2)
Ahsoka Tano
170.000
2020.00
158000
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Ahsoka Tano
10.25” | .26 m
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Baby Groot
26.000
2017.00
130000
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3D
Baby Groot
16” | 40.5 cm
2019 (The Mandalorian)
Baby Yoda | Grogu
40.500
2019.00
122000
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Baby Yoda | Grogu
7’2” | 2.18 m
Alien (1979)
Big Chap
218.000
1979.00
450
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Big Chap
10” | 25.4 cm (Upright)
3’6” | 106.7 cm
Alien (1979)
Chestbursters
24.400
106.700
1979.00
5900
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Chestbursters
Chewbacca
109000
7’6” | 2.29 m
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)
Chewbacca
229.000
1977.00
109000
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Chewbacca
6’2” | 1.88 m
Infinity: Free Comic Book Day (May 2013)
Corvus Glaive
1.880
2013.00
13000
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Corvus Glaive
5’6”-7’ | 1.68-2.13 m
1966
Cybermen
213.000
1966.00
8800
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Cybermen
Daleks
33000
5’-6’6” | 1.52-1.98 m
1963
Daleks
198.000
1963.00
33000
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Daleks
8’–10’ | 2.44–3.05 m (Upright)
Prometheus (2012)
Deacons
305.000
2012.00
1500
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Deacons
5’3” | 1.60 m
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Deanna Troi
160.000
1987.00
39000
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Deanna Troi
Drax
17000
6’3” | 1.91 m
The Invincible Iron Man #55 (February 1973)
Drax
1.910
1973.00
17000
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Drax
5’9” | 1.75 m
New Avengers #8 (September 2013)
Ebony Maw
1.750
2013.00
27000
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Ebony Maw
8’-9’ | 2.44–2.74 m
Alien (1979)
Engineers
274.000
1979.00
1500
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Engineers
Ewok
70000
3’-4’ | .91-1.22 m (Varies)
1983 (Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi)
Ewok
122.000
1983.00
70000
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Ewok
2’9” | 83.8 cm (Upright)
2’4” | 71.1 cm
4’11” | 149.8 cm
Alien (1979)
Facehuggers
83.800
71.100
149.800
1979.00
31000
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Facehuggers
Gamora
91000
5'7" | 1.70 m
Strange Tales #180 (June 1975)
Gamora
170.000
1975.00
91000
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Gamora
7’1” | 2.16 m
2005 (Episode III: Revenge of the Sith)
General Grievous
216.000
2005.00
77000
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General Grievous
5’3”-5’11” | 1.6-1.8 m (Varies)
2002 (Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones)
Geonosian Warrior
180.000
2002.00
1400
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Geonosian Warrior
Greedo
21000
6’0” | 1.83 m
1977 (Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope)
Greedo
183.000
1977.00
21000
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Greedo
Groot
97000
7’10” | 2.39 m (Variable)
Tales to Astonish #13 (November 1960)
Groot
239.000
1960.00
97000
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Groot
2’–3’ | 61–91.4 cm (Upright)
4’–5’ | 1.22–1.52 m
Prometheus (2012)
Hammerpedes
91.400
152.000
2012.00
350
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Hammerpedes
2’7” | .79 m
Adventure into Fear #19 (Dec. 1973)
Howard the Duck
0.790
1973.00
90000
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Howard the Duck
6’5” | 1.96 m
1999 (Episode I: The Phantom Menace)
Jar Jar Binks
196.000
1999.00
80000
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Jar Jar Binks
Jawa
17000
3’3”-4’7” | 1-1.4 m (Varies)
1977 (Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope)
Jawa
140.000
1977.00
17000
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Jawa
Korg
36000
7’7” | 2.31 m
Journey into Mystery #83 (1962)
Korg
2.310
1962.00
36000
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Korg
Leeloo
82000
5’9” | 1.75 m
The Fifth Element (1997)
Leeloo
175.000
1997.00
82000
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Leeloo
4’1” | 1.24 m
2015 (Episode VII: The Force Awakens)
Maz Kanata
124.000
2015.00
21000
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Maz Kanata
7’–8' | 2.13–2.44 m (Upright)
8’-9’ | 2.44–2.74 m
Alien: Covenant (2017)
Neomorphs
244.000
2754.000
2017.00
8400
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Neomorphs
Odo
19000
6’0” | 1.83 m
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)
Odo
183.000
1993.00
19000
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Odo
Ood
18000
6’-6’6” | 1.83-1.98 m
2006
Ood
198.000
2006.00
18000
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Ood
3’3” | 100 cm
30” | 76.2 cm (Diameter)
Alien (1979)
Ovomorphs
100.000
76.200
1979.00
4460
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Ovomorphs
7’–8' | 2.13–2.44 m
Predator (1987)
Predators (Yautja)
244.000
1987.00
311000
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Predators (Yautja)
5’5” | 1.64 m
New Avengers #8 (September 2013)
Proxima Midnight
1.640
2013.00
25000
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Proxima Midnight
Q
14000
6’4” | 1.93 m
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Q
193.000
1987.00
14000
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Q
3’1” | .95 m
Marvel Preview #7 (Summer 1976)
Rocket Raccoon
95.000
1976.00
60000
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Rocket Raccoon
6’5” | 1.96 m
Fantastic Four #65 (August 1967)
Ronan the Accuser
1.960
1967.00
22000
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Ronan the Accuser
6’–7’2” | 1.83–2.18 m (Upright)
11’–12’ | 3.35–3.66 m
Alien 3 (1992)
Runners
218.000
366.000
1992.00
600
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Runners
Spock
53000
6’0” | 1.83 m
Star Trek: The Original Series (1966)
Spock
183.000
1966.00
53000
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Spock
5’4” | 1.63 m
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Teenage Groot
163.000
2017.00
2300
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Teenage Groot
Thanos
1100000
8’3” | 2.52 m
The Invincible Iron Man #55 (February, 1973)
Thanos
252.000
1973.00
1100000
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Thanos
8’–10’ | 2.44–3.05 m
Prometheus (2012)
Trilobites
305.000
2012.00
400
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Trilobites
5’11”-6’7” | 1.8-2 m (Varies)
1977 (Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope)
Tusken Raider
200.000
1977.00
9500
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Tusken Raider
Venom
389000
5’9” | 1.75 m (Variable)
The Amazing Spider-Man #252 (May 1984)
Venom
1.750
1984.00
389000
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Venom
5’-7’ | 1.52-2.13 m
2007
Weeping Angels
213.000
2007.00
17000
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Weeping Angels
Worf
24000
6’3” | 1.91 m
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Worf
191.000
1987.00
24000
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Worf
14’9” | 4.5 m
Aliens (1986)
Xenomorph Queen
450.000
1986.00
1300
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Xenomorph Queen
7’–8’ | 2.13–2.44 m
14’–16’ | 4.27–4.88 m
Aliens (1986)
Xenomorphs (Drones)
244.000
488.000
1986.00
112000
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Xenomorphs (Drones)
Yoda
149000
26” | 66 cm
1980 (Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back)
Yoda
66.000
1980.00
149000
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Yoda
Xenomorph Queen
Size comparison drawings of Xenomorph Queen comparing the heights of other related characters from the Alien franchise

The Xenomorph Queen (Alien) is a fictional extraterrestrial character most commonly seen in the Alien film series. The character is also known as Internecivus raptus or Zenomorph, and her primary goal is to propagate its members' survival by eliminating other forms of life standing in their way. The Xenomorph Queen serves as the leader of a hive of aliens. Queen Aliens have four arms and feature a flat crown-like head.

The first appearance Xenomorph made was in the 1979 Alien film, while the last was in Fortnite Battle Royale in 2021. This fictional character has a quick biological life cycle taking hours to reach adulthood, especially after the larvae have erupted from the living host's body. It also takes various forms depending on its host characteristics. Meaning, there have been The Dragon, Newborn, Predalien, Deacon, and Neomorph alien.

Xenomorph Queen has a height of 14’9” (4.5 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Xenomorph Queen with height measurements
The Xenomorph Queen (Alien) is a fictional extraterrestrial character most commonly seen in the Alien film series. The character is also known as Internecivus raptus or Zenomorph, and her primary goal is to propagate its members' survival by eliminating other forms of life standing in their way.

Xenomorph Queen has a height of 14’9” (4.5 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Xenomorph Queen with height measurements
Xenomorph Queen
Height:
14’9” | 4.5 m
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Species: Xenomorph XX121

Actor
First Appearance
Aliens (1986)

Drawings include:
Xenomorph Queen elevations (assorted)

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Deacons
Scaled height comparison illustrations of Deacons in relation to other creatures in the Alien universe

The Deacon features in Ridley Scott’s 2012 film Prometheus. The Deacon is an extraterrestrial creature that evolved from the impregnation of the Last Engineer by the Trilobite, a large, octopus-like alien creature. The Deacon grew inside the Last Engineer and then burst through the Engineer’s chest, ripping it apart. Like all Xenomorphs, the Deacon’s characteristics are dependent on the host organism. The Deacon has a sharp cone pointed head, plantigrade legs and pale blue skin. It has two sets of jaws. It is incredibly strong and fast which makes it a dangerous predator.

Deacons have an upright height between 8’–10’ (2.44–3.05 m), but are often seen crouching or bent over.

Set of dimensioned drawings of Deacons labeled with overall height
The Deacon features in Ridley Scott’s 2012 film Prometheus. The Deacon is an extraterrestrial creature that evolved from the impregnation of the Last Engineer by the Trilobite, a large, octopus-like alien creature. The Deacon grew inside the Last Engineer and then burst through the Engineer’s chest.

Deacons have an upright height between 8’–10’ (2.44–3.05 m), but are often seen crouching or bent over.

Set of dimensioned drawings of Deacons labeled with overall height
Deacons
Height:
8’–10’ | 2.44–3.05 m (Upright)
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Creation: Trilobite & Engineer hybrid

Actor
First Appearance
Prometheus (2012)

Drawings include:
Deacons elevations (assorted)

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Rocket Raccoon
Pair of dimensioned illustrations of Rocket Raccoon standing alone and with a large weapon

Rocket Raccoon is an anthropomorphic raccoon skilled in starship aviation, engineering, and marksmanship that appears in Marvel Comics. Typically a core member of the superhero team Guardians of the Galaxy, Rocket Raccoon possesses the enhanced speed, sight and climbing abilities of an Earth raccoon in conjunction with being a brilliant strategist and pilot. Rocket was introduced by Marvel in Marvel Preview #7 in Summer 1976.

Rocket Raccoon has a height of 3’1” (.95 m) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 4’ (1.22 m) in the comics.

Drawings of Rocket Raccoon in shooting and jumping battle postures
Rocket Raccoon is an anthropomorphic raccoon skilled in starship aviation, engineering, and marksmanship that appears in Marvel Comics and is typically a core member of the superhero team the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Rocket Raccoon has a height of 3’1” (.95 m) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 4’ (1.22 m) in the comics.

Drawings of Rocket Raccoon in shooting and jumping battle postures
Rocket Raccoon
Height:
3’1” | .95 m
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Height (Comics)
4’0” | 1.22 m
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Voiced by (MCU): Bradley Cooper

Powers
Starship aviator and engineer; marksman and hand-to-hand combat; field commander and tactician; attributes of an Earth raccoon
Real Name
First Appearance
Marvel Preview #7 (Summer 1976)

Drawings include:
Rocket Raccoon standing (passive), standing (weapon), standing (fighting), jumping (fighting)

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Neomorphs
Height comparison diagram of Neomorphs compared to other xenomorphs

The Neomorph is the name given to the extraterrestrial species discovered by the crew of the USCSS Covenant in Ridley Scott’s 2017 film Alien: Covenant. The Neomorph is similar to the Xenomorph in that it gestates inside a nearby living organism, and then bursts out when it is fully formed. The appearance of Neomorphs are dependent on the host organism, but they are generally humanoid, with two arms and two legs. They initially walk on all four limbs, but as they grow, they walk on two. Neomorphs have pale grayish white translucent skin, a bulbous shaped head, and a long spiky tail. Like Xenomorphs, they are incredibly strong and can be very dangerous.

Neomorphs have an overall upright height between 7’–8' (2.13–2.44 m), crouched height of 5’2”–6’ (1.57–1.83 m), and overall body and tail length from 8’-9’ (2.44–2.74 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Neomorphs with overall height
The Neomorph is the name given to the extraterrestrial species discovered by the crew of the USCSS Covenant in Ridley Scott’s 2017 film Alien: Covenant. The Neomorph is similar to the Xenomorph in that it gestates inside a nearby living organism, and then bursts out when it is fully formed.

Neomorphs have an overall upright height between 7’–8' (2.13–2.44 m), crouched height of 5’2”–6’ (1.57–1.83 m), and overall body and tail length from 8’-9’ (2.44–2.74 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Neomorphs with overall height
Neomorphs
Height:
7’–8' | 2.13–2.44 m (Upright)
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Length:
8’-9’ | 2.44–2.74 m
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Height (Crouched): 5’2”–6’ | 1.57–1.83 m
Creation:
Motes & Human

Actor
First Appearance
Alien: Covenant (2017)

Drawings include:
Neomorphs elevations (assorted)

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Hammerpedes
Size comparison drawings of Hammerpedes comparing the heights of other related characters from the Alien franchise

The Hammerpede is an extraterrestrial being. When the crew of USCSS Prometheus discovered a temple on the moon LV-233, they disturbed a container of chemical A0-3959X.91 – 15, which then leaked and infected several worms. The worms mutated into large, serpent like creatures with pale grey skin. Hammerpedes have a distinctive sharp toothed mouthed hidden under crested skin, which can unfold at will. They have superior strength, move at lightning speed, and can spit acid. They can regenerate themselves in a matter of seconds, making them incredibly difficult to destroy.

Hammerpedes have upright heights between 2’–3’ (61–91.4 cm) and overall body lengths between 4’–5’ (1.22–1.52 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Hammerpedes with height measurements
The Hammerpede is an extraterrestrial being. When the crew of USCSS Prometheus discovered a temple on the moon LV-233, they disturbed a container of chemical A0-3959X.91 – 15, which then leaked and infected several worms. The worms mutated into large, serpent like creatures with pale grey skin.

Hammerpedes have upright heights between 2’–3’ (61–91.4 cm) and overall body lengths between 4’–5’ (1.22–1.52 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Hammerpedes with height measurements
Hammerpedes
Height:
2’–3’ | 61–91.4 cm (Upright)
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Length:
4’–5’ | 1.22–1.52 m
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Species: Unknown

Actor
First Appearance
Prometheus (2012)

Drawings include:
Hammerpedes elevations (assorted)

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