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"Destroy the Empress. She will not gloat over me."
―Dr. Eisenberg (from Aliens versus Predator 2)

Doctor Arnaud Eisenberg[1] was a research scientist for the Weyland-Yutani Corporation and the director of the company's research facility on the planet LV-1201.

In that time period, Weyland-Yutani had followed the flight telemetry of the derelict ship found on LV-426 and discovered a world full of life and dotted with the ruins of an extraterrestrial civilization—and infested with Xenomorphs. This planet would become known as LV-1201.[2]

The Company established a long-term research facility under Dr. Eisenberg to study the planet, the ruins, and the Aliens.

Biography

Early life

Eisenberg was the child of a rich family with considerable sway in Weyland-Yutani circles, as the founders of modern Synthetics. His father was involved in bleeding edge research involving neural imprinting into prosthetic limbs.[2]

First expedition to LV-1201

In 2222, Eisenberg was the only survivor of a disastrous first expedition to LV-1201; when a massive storm cut off his outpost's security systems and communications, he was forced to kill and eat his colleagues. He suffered severe acid burns during a rescue attempt.[2][3] This led to his consciousness being secretly ported into an identical synthetic body using his father's research technology.

Return to LV-1201

10 years later,[2] Eisenberg was in charge of the now extensive research facilities established on LV-1201. He clashed with Weyland-Yutani over management of Xenomorph research on the planet, with W-Y fearing he was more interested in controlling the Hive than the commercial applications they were seeking.[4] Working on LV-1201, Eisenberg devised the sympathetic theory of pheromone relations.[5]

The operation on LV-1201 suffered several setbacks. On September 23, 2230, one of the Forward Observation Pods was destroyed in a mysterious incident.[6] On November 25, the entire Primary Operations Complex was lost when it was overrun by Xenomorphs.[7] Also, Eisenberg frequently clashed with General Vassili Rykov, whose mercenary group known as the Iron Bears was in charge of security on LV-1201's W-Y facilities.[8]

Operation Savior

On January 6, a squad of Colonial Marines arrived on LV-1201 aboard the USS Verloc, sent by W-Y after contact was lost with their facilities due to the Incident.[9] Eisenberg devised Operation Savior, an LMSE designed to simultaneously eliminate the marines and capture the Empress of LV-1201.[10] However, Operation Savior ended in failure when the Empress was freed by a tenacious Drone which also captured Eisenberg.[11]

The Xenomorphs abducted Eisenberg into the Hive, where they dismembered and coccooned him in the Empress's chamber.[11]

Appearances

Trivia

  • The fact that he is an android is not known from the start, but rather learned from a few data files in the game, along with the fact that he emits no pheromones (from the player Alien's perspective), similar to the combat androids.
  • Despite being a Synthetic, Eisenberg has the same amount of health as a normal human, so a Headbite, pounce, claw or a well-aimed tail would be enough to "kill" him instantly.
  • Eisenberg is the only example of a synthetic being coccooned in a Hive, despite not being a suitable host for the Xenomorphs. It almost seems as if he was claimed as a trophy. Being a synthetic, he would not die from being dismembered, making his fate particularly gruesome. This also suggests vengeance on the part of the Xenomorphs, torturing him for having threatened the Empress.

References

  1. Although never mentioned in-game, Eisenberg's given name is revealed to be Arnaud in the game's files
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Aliens versus Predator 2 - text log
  3. Aliens versus Predator 2, Predator mission I ("Hunt")
  4. Aliens versus Predator 2, Alien mission I ("Birth")
  5. Aliens versus Predator 2, Alien mission IV ("Vengeance")
  6. Aliens versus Predator 2: Primal Hunt, Predalien mission III ("Free Fall')
  7. Aliens versus Predator 2, Alien mission III ("Escape")
  8. Aliens versus Predator 2, Predator mission IV ("Unexpected Allies")
  9. Aliens versus Predator 2, Marine mission I ("Unwelcome Guests")
  10. Aliens versus Predator 2, Alien mission IV ("Vengeance")
  11. 11.0 11.1 Aliens versus Predator 2, Alien mission VII ("Freedom")
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