"Gate closes at fifteen to sundown. You're not inside – you're on your own. That's guards and cons – no exceptions. I play fair."
Blaney (from Aliens versus Predator 2)

Joss Blaney was a security guard at the Primary Operations Complex on LV-1201.


Blaney was a security guard at the Primary Operations Complex when the Incident occurred. After the Incident, he led a group of guards and convicts who were forced together while trapped among the Xenomorph infestation.

On November 28, 2230, Blaney reported the Commander Liam Hadden dead. He still expected General Rykov to come to the POC survivors' aid. On December 10, he revealed that most UA 571-C Automated Sentry Guns were dead due to failing power generators. He maintained strict discipline, putting anyone who missed a rotation on half-rations and closing the hideout's gate at sundown, regardless of whether everyone was inside.[2]

On December 15, Blaney reported guards Brown, Miller and Thabideau missing, probably dead. On December 26, guards Cheever, Kaplan, Pendleton and Murray were reported dead. Desperate, Blaney released Xavier, the informal leader of the convicts. Xavier shared Blaney's belief that there was more than just Xenomorphs attacking them, after being shown blade marks and plasma burns from Yautja attacks. Later, Blaney sends a regretful e-mail to his lover Natasha about something Xavier did.[2]

Andrew Harrison later found Blaney's dead body, identifying him by his dogtags.[3]


  • It seems likely that Blaney is the guard seen with Commander Hadden in cutscenes during the second and third Alien missions prior to the incident, although he is not identified and the guards can be difficult to tell apart due to reuse of skins and voice actors (it could also have been Lloyd).
  • Blaney's name seems to be based on Jock Blaney, the actor who voices Major McCain. It could also be a reference to Joss Whedon, writer of Alien Resurrection.



  1. Aliens versus Predator 2, Microsoft Windows version, Monolith Productions, 2001.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Aliens versus Predator 2 - text log
  3. Aliens versus Predator 2, Marine mission I ("Unwelcome Guests")