This article contains the various mutant Xenomorphs, genetically engineered Xenomorphs, hybrid/tribrid Xenomorphs, cyborg Xenomorphs as well as fundamentally distinct Xenomorphs and Xenomorphs of unknown conception that have appeared in the official media of the feature films and expanded universe lore.

Mutant Xenomorphs

This subsection contains Xenomorph varieties that are mutated by either natural or unnatural means but without the intent to do so (except for the Newborn, though that was only come about due to an unintentional mutation in the Cloned Queen from the cloning process involved in her creation) by either the Xenomorph Queen or genetic scientists involved.

Naturally occurring mutations

This section contains Xenomorphs that had become mutated presumably by way of spontaneous natural mutation.

Red Xenomorph warriors

Red Xenomorphs

Main article: Red Xenomorph
The Red Xenomorphs of Xenomorph Prime were a natural mutation and faction of rebel Xenomorphs that had defied and opposed the original black colored xenomorphs. The two sides eventually waged war against each other.
Pink Ovomorph

Pink Ovomorph

Pink Ovomorph

Main article: Ovomorph (Egg)#Pink Ovomorph
The pink ovomorph was found amongst an ordinary clutch, though the origins of such eggs are unknown. It was this irregularly coloured pink egg that hatched the facehugger that spawned mutant Chestburster known as the Bodyburster which resembles a large black Chestburster.

The Mutated Chestburster AKA Bodyburster


Main article: Bodyburster

A mutated Alien incapable of maturing past its larval stage, the mutated chestburster resembles a large black Chestburster. Hatched from a pink egg among an ordinary clutch, the mutated chestburster's egg was smuggled to the pleasure planet Celeste, where the resulting hatchling, after escaping from a human host, caused havoc among the population with its diseased slime trail, which caused people to go delirious and detonate.

Unnatural mutations

This subcategory contains Xenormorphs that had become mutated unintentionally by artificial means or accidentally (Luiz-Xenomorph hybrid).

Luiz-Xenomorph hybrid

(As seen below in Mutants)


Main article: Elden
(As seen below in Mutants)
Genetic Queen

The Cloned Queen

Cloned Queen

Main article: Cloned Queen
The Cloned Queen[1] was an altered Xenomorph Queen born aboard the USM Auriga in 2381.[2] She was the leader (and the first) of the Cloned Xenomorphs that were bred by the United Systems Military aboard the vessel. She later gave live birth to the Newborn as a result of genetic crossing with her host, Ripley 8, and was killed by the creature shortly afterwards.

A Cloned Xenomorph Drone

Cloned Xenomorph Drones
Main article: Cloned Xenomorph

The Cloned Xenomorphs were a mutated Xenomorph strain bred aboard the USM Auriga by United Systems Military scientists in 2381.[3] They descended from the Queen extracted from the cloned Ellen Ripley, known as Ripley 8. Due to imperfections in the cloning process, the Queen and her offspring were not true Xenomorphs but subtly altered hybrids, mutated through the inclusion of human DNA in their genetic makeup. While the Cloned Xenomorphs generally resembled normal human-spawned Xenomorphs, they possessed several notable differences that made them unique. Their necks were fleshier in appearance compared to the biomechanical look of other Xenomorphs, and they displayed some quadrupedal traits akin to the the Runner caste, as opposed to adopting the primarily bipedal stance of other human-spawned Xenomorphs. There were also slight differences in the shape of the head, which was narrower, with a longer muzzle and more prominent chin. Additionally, both the Cloned Queen and her Drones were green-brown in color, with a shimmering, insect-like quality to their mesoskeletons.

Aqua Alien

Aqua Alien from the Alien Resurrection (Kenner) toy line

Aqua Alien
Note the similarities to the Cloned Xenomorph Drones in the Aqua Alien's exaggerated digitigrade physiology.
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The Newborn

Main article: Newborn

The Newborn was a mutant human/Xenomorph hybrid creature created when the Queen aboard the USM Auriga developed a second reproductive cycle, a perversion of the human uterus (and related organs). The Newborn was considerably larger than a regular Xenomorph and notably does not possess the faceless, highly elongated skull typical of the species. Instead, it had a far more human-like face, including eyes, a nose, and a fleshy tongue in place of the Xenomorph's signature inner jaw, and a far more humanoid skull that showed only minor elongation at the rear. The creature also lacked the distinctive dark, biomechanical mesoskeleton common to the species, instead being covered in soft, flesh-colored skin. The Newborn possessed immense strength, able to jump huge distances or crush a man's skull with its bare hands. It shared little association with its Xenomorph brethren, going so far as to kill the Queen that bore it, and apparently viewed Ripley 8 as its true "mother".

Genetically Engineered Xenomorphs

This section contains Xenomorph varieties produced by genetic scientists usually for the purpose of controlling (Spliced Xenomorphs) and therefore weaponizing them, but also to create varieties with new capabilities like the Spitter and Boiler that aren't necessarily human controlled (or weren't yet at the latest known stage of their development).

Spliced Xenomorphs (weaponized)

Main article: Spliced Xenomorph

Spliced Xenomorphs are an alteration from the highly aggressive, highly predatory standard Xenomorph. To make them more manageable, their DNA has been spliced with more docile, less predatory creatures. Alternatively, their DNA can be spliced with more aggressive, highly predatory creatures, with the intention of both weaponizing and mobilizing these creatures.

Rage Xenomorphs

Main article: Rage Xenomorphs

Rage Xenomorphs are the modified and weaponized species used by The Rage. The Queen has been heavily modified that so all her brood, even the facehuggers are telepathically controlled by the rage generals. Each general has their name branded into their individual xenomorph army and each xenomorph is forced to self-destruct if mortally wounded and because they are controlled by an intelligence greater than their Queen, they will sometimes display more tactics than what is the norm for their species.

Prof. Ernst Kleist's Spliced Xenomorphs


Professor Ernst Kleist with his spliced Xenomorphs

The Rogue

(As seen below in Hybrid/Tribrid Xenomorphs)

Dr. Catherine Fortune's Spliced Xenomorphs

Dr. Fortune experimented using her own altered DNA and successfully created Spliced Xenomorphs that instinctually deferred to her.
Catherine Fortune with spliced Xenomorph

Dr. Fortune with one of her spliced Xenomorphs

Dr. Kadinsky's engineered Xenomorphs

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A K-Series Xenomorph warrior


Main article: K-Series

The K-Series (Kadinsky-Series) were a genetically engineered breed of Xenomorphs created by the scientist Dr. Samuel Kadinsky. They were designed to be superior, but whenever the races went head to head, the original strain won out every time.

Predalien Queen

Main article: Predalien Queen

(As seen below in Hybrid/Tribrid Xenomorphs)

General Bush's engineered Xenomorphs

Appearing in Alien vs. Predator (1994 arcade game) were several varieties of Xenomorphs that are heavily implied to have been genetically engineered by General Bushes scientists working together with the Weyland-Yutani Corporation with the intent to develop them as bioweapons.

Engineered Facehugger

Main article: Facehugger#Engineered_Facehugger
These genetically engineered Facehuggers will attach to a host as usual, but then parasitically fuse with it, linking it to the Hive mind, thus creating an Infectoid. The Infected move in a zombie-like fashion. If one infects a Yautja Hunter, it will attack anything unlinked to the Hive that moves.

A Defender. Note its humanoid pose.


Main article: Defender
Defenders are a strong type of Drone-like Xenomorph that can actually deflect the strongest of ammunitions with its carapace, wrists and probably legs. Those body parts possess very strong and thick chitinous armour which makes it an obvious danger.

A Smasher


Main article: Smasher
The Smasher appears to be a special type of a Xenomorph warrior. It's brownish-green, and its carapace has a smooth side, which is lighter coloured. Smashers; as their name implies; smash into their foes. They move similarly to any other warrior, just moving bipedally more than quadrupedally like standard warriors.
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NECA's new Arachnoid design


Main article: Arachnoid

The Arachnoid is a greyish colored Xenomorph variant which adapted significantly stronger leg muscles, allowing them to jump higher and move faster.

Chrysalis - 4

NECA's new Chrysalis design


Main article: Chrysalis

The Chrysalis is a very large Xenomorph around the same size as a Praetorian with a greyish-green mesoskeleton and a hard, tan carapace on its head, back and forearms. The Chrysalis sometimes moves/attacks by rolling itself on the ground in a ball before proceeding along the ground and its head actually extends a short distance from underneath the carapace over its head when delivering a headbite, in addition to the extension of the inner jaw.

Razor Claws

NECA's new Razor Claws design

Razor Claws

Main article: Razor Claws
Razor Claws are a large breed of Xenomorph with a purple coloration and large, sharp claws on its fingers. It is known for its unusually great speed for its size, making it hard to defeat or even keep up with.


The flying octopodal Queen

Grant Corporation Station 13's engineered Xenomorphs

Flying octopodal Queen

The flying octopodal Queen in the following image was most likely genetically engineered at Grant Corporation Station 13 instead of being spawned from a winged hexapodal (six limbed) creature with two arms, two legs and two wings.

The Weyland-Yutani Corporation's engineered Xenomorphs

In the arcade game Aliens: Armageddon, the Weyland-Yutani Corporation engineered a variety of exotic Xenormorphs to use as weapons against a Xenomorph infestation on Earth. These Xenomorphs had brown coloured carapaces instead of black.

Flying Facehugger

Brown Drone

Hexapedal Xenomorph

Quadrupedal dorsal spine-launching Xenomorph

Giant crested Xenomorph

Hybrid/Tribrid Xenomorphs

This section contains Xenomorph varieties that are usually genetically engineered but are significantly hybridized with one or two (tribridized) other species, usually with the intent to control and therefore weaponize them.

The Rogue

The Rogue

Main article: Rogue (Xenomorph)

The Rogue was the final product of the gene splicing experiments being carried out by Professor Kleist at Charon Base under Project Chimera. Although Kleist had achieved significant success genetically engineering tame Warrior hybrids, he encountered severe setbacks when attempting to create a hybrid Queen, including many attempts that were born horribly deformed, eventually perishing as a result of their mutations.[4] The breakthrough came when Kleist incorporated human DNA in the hybridization process, using genetic material taken from John Cray. The result was the Rogue, an enormous and hugely powerful male Xenomorph "king" that it was hoped would act as a tame counterpart to naturally-occurring Queens.

Kleist's insistence that the Rogue would be tame appeared vindicated when it refrained from harming Cray, who was placed in the creature's cell stripped and bound to a chair. However, the truth behind the Rogue's nature was revealed when several natural Xenomorph Warriors were also let into the containment chamber; far from being docile or exerting some form of calming control over the Warriors, the Rogue flew into a rage and savagely attacked them, effortlessly tearing them to pieces. This led to Kleist concluding that the only reason the Rogue ignored Cray was because he posed no threat.
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The Predalien Queen

Predalien Queen

Main article: Predalien Queen
The Predalien Queen was Dr. Kadinsky's second creation after the K-Series Xenomorphs and because it was apparently impossible for a Predalien Queen to exist, the creature was created via bio-engineering. Because of this, the Predalien Queen can be considered an actual hybrid unlike other predaliens and due to it being unnatural as it seems to have been a queen that was experimented on with Yautja DNA rather than the typical result of the life cycle process that allows embryos to take on its host's characteristics.
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Dr. Fortune's five Xenomorph hybrids

Dr. Catherine Fortune's supervillain/Xenomorph hybrids

Main article: Catherine Fortune's Supervillain/Xenomorph Hybrids

In addition to Spliced Xenomorphs created from her own altered DNA, Dr. Fortune also used the DNA of supervillains from Arkham Asylum to create a series of five sentient Xenomorph hybrids that she also added her DNA to with the exception of a sixth Xenomorph hybrid which was created with biomatter from Killer Croc without adding any of her own DNA.

  • Harvey Dent/Two-Face hybrid
    Dr. Fortune's Hybrids - 2
  • Joker hybrid
    Joker Hybrid
  • Pamela Isley/Poison Ivy hybrid
    Poison Ivy Hybrid
  • Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow hybrid
    Scarecrow Hybrid
  • Victor Fries/Mr. Freeze hybrid
    Mr. Freeze Hybrid

The berserk Killer Croc Xenomorph hybrid

  • Killer Croc hybrid
Main article: Killer Croc Xenomorph Hybrid

The Killer Croc Xenomorph hybrid was a Xenomorph that appeared only in Batman/Aliens Vol. 2. Its creation was the result of biomatter taken from Killer Croc.

Unlike the other hybrids created by Fortune, with whom she had added her DNA to and who were loyal and controlled by her, the Killer Croc hybrid hadn't had her DNA added to it and was uncontrollable, murdering its "creator" with a Headbite upon encountering her.

A White Tribrid drone

White tribrids

Main article: White hybrid

The white tribrids are a race of Aliens created by a corrupted computer system called "Toy". The hybrids possess the traits of Aliens, Predators and humans making them specifically tribrids. Like Aliens, they are a eusocial species with acid for blood (though it is less acidic than that of the ordinary strain) and like humans, they are capable of speech and can use firearms. They are led by a hybrid king which generates facehuggers capable of impregnating ordinary Aliens.


The White Tribrid King


Main article: King (Deadliest of the Species)

King was a White hybrid, a creation of the computer program, TOY. He was the rival of Caryn Delacroix's hatchling.


Trophy's Hatchling

Trophy's Hatchling

Main article: Trophy's Hatchling

Trophy's Hatchling was a Xenomorph-human-Yautja hybrid that came from Caryn Delacroix. It was the rival of King.

Seeing as the creature came from the Queen's egg and not a white hybrid egg, it is not known how the hatchling could possibly be a white hybrid.
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Dr. Niels Reinstöt/Queen (Mega-City One)

Dr. Niels Reinstöt/Queen (Mega-City One)

Main article: Queen (Mega-City One)

Dr. Niels Reinstöt (having most likely previously hybridized himself with spider DNA) transforms into a human/spider/Xenomorph Queen tribrid after injecting himself with a concoction of Xenomorph DNA he extracted from the skull. The Queen (Mega-City One) is a Xenomorph Queen who appears in the crossover comic series Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens. Dr Reinstöt also had four of his Ani-Men (sentient human/animal hybrids) impregnated by facehuggers that spawned four Xenomorphs with various animal features listed in the category below titled 'Xenomorphs spawned from hybrids'.

The four Ani-Men Xenomorphs

The four Ani-Men Xenomorphs having emerged from Dr. Reinstöt's Ani-Men.

Chestbursted Ani-Men

Dr Reinstöt's four Ani-Men Xenomorphs after chestburster emergence

Dr. Niels Reinstöt's Ani-Men Xenomorphs (spawned from hybrids)

This subsection contains Xenomorphs that are not hybrids but were spawned from hosts that were hybridized by genetic scientists.

Main article: Ani-Men Xenomorphs
Urso-humanoid Xenomorph
Urso-humanoid Xenomorph

Bear/human hybrid Xenomorph

Cervo-humanoid Xenomorph
Cervo-humanoid Xenomorph

Deer/human hybrid Xenomorph

Rhinoceroto-humanoid Xenomorph
Rhinoceroto-humanoid Xenomorph

Rhinoceros/human hybrid Xenomorph

Elephanto-humanoid Xenomorph
Elephanto-humanoid Xenomorph

Elephant/human hybrid Xenomorph

Nonengineered hybrids

This subsection contains Xenomorph hybrids that were not the result of intent or that were indirectly only able to come about with intent because of a previous unintentional mutation of the progenitor specimen (Cloned Queen).


(As seen above in Mutant Xenomorphs)

Xenomorph hybrid foetus

A Xenomorph hybrid foetus

Xenomorph hybrid foeti

The comic book Aliens: Labyrinth features Xenomorph/human hybrid foetuses.

Luiz-Xenomorph Hybrid

(As seen above in Mutant Xenomorphs)

Cyborg Xenomorphs

This section contains creations of human science that are combinations of Xenomorph physiology and cybernetic technology for the twice previously mentioned purposes of control and weaponization but also one type of mostly organic synthetic known as a construct that became unintentionally mutated upon being injected with Chemical A0-3959X.91 – 15 for purposes unrelated to weaponization.

A Xenoborg


Main article: Xenoborg
Xenoborgs were cybernetically-enhanced Xenomorph cyborgs, created by the Weyland-Yutani Corporation in an attempt to make the ultimate "super-soldier" weapon. They were initially developed aboard the USS Odobenus space station above Acheron (LV-426) in 2189.



Main article: Eloise

Eloise is a vat grown prototype Alien/humanoid android hybrid created using Queen DNA on Sybaris 503, who escapes from the destruction of the facility after an attempted 'hostile' take over. She later settles on the planet LK176 with her group of 'implanted' lepers (whose condition prevents their chestbursters from maturing) and a pack of Alien warriors. She and her army successfully beat back both Predator and human forces (at the cost of most of her leper friends), and she gives the latter an ultimatum to leave her people alone, or be destroyed.


Main article: Elden

(As seen below in Mutants)

Fundamentally Distinct Xenomorphs

This section contains Xenomorphs that are fundamentally distinct from other varieties of Xenomorph at the most basic stages, meaning that standard chestbursters and even facehuggers of these varieties will always have specific distinctive features not related to those derived from the DNA reflex.

Tusked Xenomorphs


A Tusked Chestburster

Tusked Chestburster

Main article: Tusked Xenomorph#Chestburster
This Chestburster, unlike other Chestbursters, is tusked similar to the adults. It emerges from a Human, meaning the Tusked Xenomorphs are not a host-dependent variation.

Tusked Xenomorphs

Tusked Xenomorphs

Main article: Tusked Xenomorph

Tusked Xenomorphs are a variation of the mainstream Xenomorph. They were the attack dogs of the Killer Yautja Bad Bloods. The tusked Xenomorphs heavily resembled the standard Xenomorph which are usually more insectoid in appearance, however the Tusked Xenomorph affects more of a crustacean-like visage, particularly on its head, which is neither domed nor ridged, but plated. Though mostly black, reddish hues can be seen on their jaws, heads, hands, feet, tails, and dorsal spines. The most notable difference are the tusk which jut out and down like a pair of mandibles.

Xenomorphs of Unknown Conception

This section contains Xenomorphs and Xenomorph-like creatures that are not mentioned or able to be deduced from depictions/context etc. with sufficient certainty as belonging to one of the preexisting categories or subcategories in this article.


Repaint of the series 3 figure of the King Alien

King Alien

Kenner Products produced a King Alien as part of their Aliens toy line. More recently, Sideshow Collectibles also released an 'Alien King' maquette, though neither product bares any resemblance to the creature in the comics.

Hexapodal flying Drone

The hexapodal flying Drone is encountered in Aliens: Armageddon.

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An Electric Alien

Electric alien

Main article: Electric alien

Like a majority of the Konami-created aliens in Aliens (1990 video game), the Electric breed has unusual traits which set it apart from other alien types. While it retains a similar appearance to a Drone, it is purple in color instead of the classic black and also displays hair-like appendages across its crest, which may or may not be the source of its electrical abilities. After receiving enough damage, they will shift to the usual orange color like the other bosses of the game.

Starry-faced Alien

A Starry-faced Alien

Starry-faced alien

Main article: Starry-faced alien

The Star-Faced alien is a form of Xenomorph introduced in in [[Aliens (1990 video game)|Al (1990 video game), developed by Konami. They appear as minor enemies in the game.

Spider-like alien

Main article: Aliens (1990 video game)

In Aliens (1990 video game) some of the enemies also resemble spiders.


Main article: Aliens (1990 video game)
In Aliens (1990 video game) there's also a "spinner", which can spin and shoot bubbles of acidic spores.
Winged Alien Head

A Winged Alien Head

Winged Alien Head

Main article: Winged Alien Head

The Winged Alien Head is a strange Xenomorph form resembling a Xenomorph head with wings. This enemy makes an appearance in Aliens (1990 video game).

Winged Chestbursters

The winged Chestbursters are encountered in Aliens (1990 video game).

Flying alien

A winged Drone from Aliens (1990 video game)

Winged Drones

The winged Drones are encountered in Aliens (1990 video game).
Egg-shaped Alien

The Egg-shaped Alien

Egg-shaped Alien

Main article: Egg-shaped Alien

This Xenomorph is a boss encountered in Aliens (1990 video game). Like many others Aliens presented in the game, this boss has a weird and unique appearance. It has a typical Alien head, but with four small spiders limbs and notably, a large appendage of an egg-shape on its back where smaller balls containing facehugger surges that float around it like a shield.


the walled alien attacking ripley with one of it`s tentacle-arm like

Walled alien

Main article: Walled alien

The walled alien is a strange boss found in Aliens (1990 video game). Like many bosses introduced by konami, this boss seems unique among another xenomorphs across the game and also it`s attacks haven`t been seen before. It possess a giant incomplete mesoskeleton, two holes where the arms are supposed to be and it is suspended in the air by sticking to the wall. The xenomorph's color is blue at first but after taking some damage, it turns pink. Also the tentacles and the head will change color.

Unidentified Alien Creature

This creature is also encountered in Aliens (1990 video game).
Unknown Alien

An unnamed alien creature

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