"OK, who are the comedians...?"
Rains (from Alien3)

Daniel Rains[1] was an inmate at the Fiorina "Fury" 161 Class C Work Correctional Unit, one of several who stayed behind after the facility was officially closed down by Weyland-Yutani. He was killed by a lone Xenomorph that was born in the prison in 2179.

Rains was slain by the Xenomorph while surveying one of the prison's many disused areas.


Early life

Rains was serving a life sentence on Fiorina 161 for drug trafficking offenses[4] and murder.[1] He was notably part of a crew that killed a family of five during a home invasion in 2161.[1]

On Fiorina 161

When Ellen Ripley's EEV crashed on Fiorina 161, Rains was among those who responded, helping to gain access to the damaged escape pod. Later, he was given the routine task of mapping an abandoned part of the vast prison facility, along with his close friend Boggs and the disturbed inmate Golic.


Rain's Corpse

Rains' corpse.

While surveying the dark corridors, Rains noticed that the candles they had lit behind them were being extinguished and was elected to go and relight them. Initially believing the cause was another inmate playing a prank, Rains soon stumbled upon the Dragon, which pounced and killed him. Boggs and Golic found his corpse soon afterwards, a hole torn through his skull, indicating the Dragon had killed him with a Headbite.

Personality and Traits

"I don't mind the dark. I don't mind the bugs. I don't mind wandering around in some cold, wet, damp tunnel for a week at a time. I don't mind anything. But I mind Golic."
Rains, to Dillon (from Alien3 Special Edition)
Rains was known to be submissive, indecisive and a follower.[4] However, despite his generally compliant personality, he harbored a particular dislike for Golic, to the point where he would refuse to be involved with him and insult him to others even in his presence.[5]


  • Rains is one of the few inmates on Fiorina 161 who are not British — he is American.
  • In the film, it is never particularly clear what Boggs, Rains and Golic are doing when they are attacked by the Runner, although it is suggested they are mapping an abandoned part of the facility. In the novelization, however, it is explained that they are foraging for overlooked provisions, left behind when the facility was shut down.[6]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 S. D. Perry. Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report, p. 134 (2014), Insight Editions.
  2. Vincent Ward (writer), David Fincher (director). Alien3 (1992), 20th Century Fox [DVD].
  3. S. D. Perry. Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report, p. 136 (2014), Insight Editions.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Alien3 Collectible CardArt — 67. Rains (1992), Star Pics.
  5. Vincent Ward (writer), David Fincher (director). Alien3 Special Edition (2003), 20th Century Fox [DVD].
  6. Alan Dean Foster. Alien3, p. 76 (1992), Warner Books.