- "There's a right to say shit. It ain't against God."
- ―Boggs (from Alien3)
Edward Boggs 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.
Boggs was slaughtered by the Xenomorph whilst surveying one of the prison's many disused areas.
On Fiorina 161
Following the funeral service for Rebecca Jorden and Corporal Hicks on Fiorina 161, Boggs, Rains and Golic were tasked with a routine surveying mission in a disused section of the vast prison, using candles to help them find their way and calculate the size of the compartment. When some of these candles began to be mysteriously extinguished, Boggs sent Rains to investigate, suspecting a draft from an air vent was responsible.
The actual culprit was the Dragon, and upon hearing Rains' screams, Boggs and Golic fled. In their panic, they accidentally circled back on themselves and stumbled upon Rains' corpse. Suddenly, the Dragon attacked from above, lifting Boggs off his feet. Screaming in terror, Boggs begged Golic to help him, but the stunned Golic simply froze where he stood, allowing the Dragon to pierce Boggs' skull with its inner jaw and tear his head apart in the process. Boggs' blood drenched a stunned Golic, who managed to flee back to the inhabited part of the complex.
Boggs' body was taken by the Dragon to a small Hive it was building in a remote area of the facility, where his remains were to be transformed into an Ovomorph. He went undiscovered by the Weyland-Yutani commandos sent to Fiorina, as they overlooked that part of the base.
Personality and Traits
Boggs was known for being a hostile and dangerous inmate. He harbored a particular dislike for Golic, whom he deemed crazy and unhygienic. He had a distinctive cross and snake tattoo on his forehead.
- Boggs 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.
- S. D. Perry. Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report, p. 134 (2014), Insight Editions.
- Boggs' actor's (Leon Herbert) height is 6ft 0 (182.9 cm) according to his agent, so that is also how tall Boggs would have been.
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- S. D. Perry. Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report, p. 136 (2014), Insight Editions.
- Alien3 trading cards — 66. Boggs (1992), Star Pics.
- Alien: The Roleplaying Game
- Vincent Ward (writer), David Fincher (director). Alien3 Special Edition (2003), 20th Century Fox [DVD].
- Alan Dean Foster. Alien3, p. 76 (2014), Titan Books.