"I'm not going to terminate the alien, Davis. I'm going to harvest it. Alive."
―Dr. Hollis (from Aliens: Defiance)

Doctor Hollis was a microbiologist who aided Private Zula Hendricks and Corporate security drone Davis One on their mission to prevent the Xenomorph species from falling into the Weyland-Yutani Corporation's hands.


Encounter with Zula and Davis[]

During a Xenomorph infestation aboard the Wright-Aberra fuel depot, Hollis, the fuelling stations medical officer, became the last survivor and had succeeded in sealing off certain areas to aid in her survival. At some point during the infestation, Hollis was attacked by a Facehugger and impregnated with a Queen Chestburster. Hollis subsequently met Zula and Davis in the fuel lines and explained the situation to them.

Hollis suggested that the two wait for backup, much to Zula and Davis' confusion. Hollis revealed that a heavily armed squad of Colonial Marines threatened to cut things short. Davis believed that the marines were there to take a Xenomorph sample back to Earth under Weyland-Yutani's orders. Zula admits to Davis that she has been in contact with Dr. Emi Yang, her physician, back at Luna Tranquility Base.

The group suddenly triggered a containment event protocol. Zula and Davis soon become separated from Hollis and Hollis becomes trapped with several Facehuggers. Hollis is able to hold them off before Zula gets the door open and Davis kills the remaining Facehuggers.


Hollis checks her condition in the mirror.

The three are able to escape on the Europa, destroy the marine's ship before they take a sample, and blow up the fuel depot. Hollis in her own quarters, appearing very sickly, checks herself in a mirror and later goes to the ship's medical bay to have a sonogram scan of herself.

The Queen[]

"Are you kidding me? Hollis, how can you look at this...Knowing this is inside of you?
A medical officer's trained detachment. And several antianxiety meds. It was all I could do not to swallow the whole bottle.
Zula and Hollis regarding a scan of the Queen inside of her (from Aliens: Defiance)

Zula and Davis stand over Hollis as she performs on herself.

Back on the Europa, Hollis revealed to Zula and Davis that she was pregnant with a Xenomorph Queen embryo. Hollis went on to say that she wanted to surgically remove the embryo so that she can study the specimen, hoping to find a weakness in the alien species. The surgery was a success and Davis hastily threw the Queen Chestburster into a chamber where it was cryogenically freezed. Hollis takes a sample and begins studying it.

Despite appearing okay after the procedure, Hollis becomes infected and is forced to rest in a quarantined bed, her oxygen supply being cut off from the rest of the ship. Zula is seen talking to Hollis before being interrupted by Davis, citing a problem.

It is revealed that the Queen was growing and became increasingly restless. As Davis attempted to fix the issue, Zula noted a pirate ship approaching the Europa, with numerous pirates boarding the ship with the intention of obtaining the Queen. Zula and Davis were able to hold off the pirates until Davis became seriously wounded. Hollis suggested that they unleash the Queen to use against the pirates. The plan was a success, as Zula released the Queen from captivity and it went on to slaughter the remaining pirates. With the ship and her back in critical condition, Zula was left with no other choice but to send coordinates to Earth.

Setting a course for Earth[]

Zula and Hollis managed to regroup with the wounded Davis as they discussed matters, Zula promised Hollis and Davis immunity to prosecution through Dr Yang, but Davis and Hollis were doubtful of Davis' chances, with Davis believing the company would see him as nothing more than "hardware".

As the Europa approached Earth's moon, Luna air defense was hostile and began firing at the Europa after Davis ejected the Queen into space and blew it up, but later ceased after staff back at Luna detected another lifeform aboard the ship and let it go. Zula and Hollis are forced to abandon Davis, who was still in the Europa and ejected themselves from the ship into escape pods.

Capture, Death and Legacy[]

"But biology can be a messy thing, and even though that live sample is gone, we're thinking there may be some alien biomatter left behind, inside you. We're going to take it out. And then everyone gets what they want."
"...And what do I get?""
―The Surgeon and Hollis

Hollis under heavy sedation.

The pod parachuted to Earth with a sudden impact, followed by the Europa that crashes besides them. Several hours passed, until Zula and Hollis were finally seen by military aircraft, where they were seized by several soldiers.

Hollis was subsequently sent to Spirow-Dakota military hospital where she was taken to a facility and heavily sedated. She was later greeted by three surgeons, the male surgeon informing her that fragments of the Queen may still exist inside Hollis through biomatter, and that they are going to attempt to extract it from her, citing that "everyone gets what they want". Hollis asks, "And what do I get?" to no reply.

Dr. Emi Yang later tells Zula, who is also in the hospital, that Hollis did not survive the procedure.

It can be assumed that the surgery conducted on Hollis was a success, as three years later, it was known that Weyland-Yutani had successfully acquired Xenomorph specimens, propelling the company into new technological advancements such as acid blood-laced bullets and new security drone models known as Franklin. A bio-weapons testing facility was specifically established in a black-sited planet in space, with Zula joining forces with old friend Amanda Ripley-McClaren to destroy the site.




  1. Brian Wood. Aliens: Defiance, p. 117 (2016), Dark Horse Comics. Patch on Hollis' shoulder.