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. It acquired its name from the chrysalis that it is seen gestating in when it is first encountered.


The Chrysalis sometimes moves/attacks by rolling itself on the ground in a ball before proceeding along the ground.

The Chrysalis' 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. This head has a pair of skull-like eyes hidden beneath the cowl.

More Chrysalis are also seen defending the Queen during the final battle; these have a reddish or blue coloring. They appear to shoot cylinders of acid out of its mouth and turning red when severely injured in Konami but they are not seen doing this in Aliens vs predator arcade.



  • In mid-2019 NECA released a figure of the Chrysalis 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 Chrysalis with a more film-like repaint.