"Something is manufacturing breathable air down there."
Chance (from Prometheus)

Emun Chance[1] was one of the two pilots who served aboard the USCSS Prometheus under the command of Captain Janek during its voyage to LV-223.


Prior to Prometheus mission[]

Prior to joining the USCSS Prometheus crew, Emun Chance was an FTL-licensed United States Air Force hero of the conflict at Z11 in 2078. Chance was honorably discharged in 2081. He then worked with Captain Janek, who would later become the captain of the Prometheus, for 9 years.[1]


After spending two years in hypersleep, Chance along with the other crew members were awakened. As the ship landed on the surface of the moon, Chance and his co-pilot Benedict Ravel made a bet of one hundred credits about the mission either being a terraforming or an archeological expedition. When the truth of their mission was revealed during the crew's briefing, Ravel refused to pay Chance, noting that Chance never made a bet about finding ancient aliens. Chance later joined the crew during their mission to find Rafe Millburn and Sean Fifield, who were trapped in the Engineer Temple during the crew's first exploration due to a windstorm. The crew entered the temple, only to find several cylinders oozing with a strange black liquid. Chance went to touch it, but was stopped—and inadvertently saved—by Janek. They also found Millburn's body with a mutant creature still inside of him.

Ravel and Chance later decided to stay on board the Prometheus to help Janek stop the Last Engineer from traveling to Earth, as the Engineer planned on destroying humanity by deploying its cargo of pathogen on Earth. They crashed the Prometheus into the Engineer's ship, dying in the process.

Behind the scenes[]

In Jon Spaihts' original script for Prometheus, titled Alien: Engineers, Chance's first name is given as Andrew, and he is part of the scientific team rather than a member of Janek's crew. In the script, Chance is deliberately impregnated with a Facehugger by David inside the Engineer structure, dying when the Chestburster emerges from him.[4]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 S. D. Perry. Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report, p. 47 (2014), Insight Editions.
  2. Chance's actor's (Emun Elliott) height is 5ft 9 (175 cm), which reflects Chance's height.
  3. Jon Spaihts, Damon Lindelof (writers), Ridley Scott (director). Prometheus (2012), 20th Century Fox [DVD].
  4. Alien: Engineers script by Jon Spaihts