Not to be confused with Arachnid Alien.


The Arachnoid is seen in the Alien vs. Predator (1994 arcade game) and is assumed to be a specialized variant of a Drone created through experimentation, in a similar way to both the Chrysalis and Razor Claws variants. Arachnoids are notable for lying curled up on the ground as they wait for foes.


The Arachnoid is a greyish colored Xenomorph variant with the Arachnoid-Strain Xenomorphs being a purple and black hued brood which adapted significantly stronger leg muscles, allowing them to jump higher and move faster.

They have a different carapace which has a sort of a crest, similar to that found on the Queen mother. That could mean that they are a pure breed type with genetic modifications made in the Queen's Egg sack. They can also be found with a purple mesoskeleton, or purple cleats. The mesoskeleton protects the shoulder pad layer, which acts as a protector of the soft but useful blades of shoulder.


Arachnoids can jump higher than any other Xenomorph which means that they almost have no boundaries of movement. They wait for their prey while curled on the ground, usually in multiple numbers.



  • In mid-2019 NECA released a figure of the Arachnoid alien that was featured in Alien vs. Predator (1994 arcade game) and is shown below in the image gallery.
  • In late 2021, NECA re-released the Arachnoid with a more film-like repaint.



See Also

  • Jumper — Another jumping caste.