can someone merge this with Super Facehugger?
Ox? I thought it was always a dog.
- It was a dog, the Ox version isnt canon . . . I have no idea why this page also assumes it was the same facehugger . . . this whole page is garbage really, it doesnt even touch upon the expanded universe versions of the Royal Facehuggers, the Praetorian facehuggers from extinction, the queen facehuggers from kenners line (alternatively called giant facehuggers) or any of the dozens of sources that portray queen-facehuggers as having spines on their back . . . ralok (talk) (Contribs) 23:30, March 17, 2013 (UTC)
- The Runner host was an ox in the Assembly Cut of the film, which is the only cut of the film where this creature appears. Ergo, it makes sense to assume the host is an ox for the purposes of this article. This page states the single Royal Facehugger impregnated both hosts because that information is taken from interviews with the production team; it was their original intention before the film was re-cut for theatrical release and the creature was removed. While the canonicity of the Assembly Cut is certainly debatable, it still takes precedence over any of the comic book/video game depictions, so saying the creature looks or behaves differently to the comic version is irrelevant.
In the interest of keeping this page in-universe, the drastically different appearance of the RF in the comic should probably be left to the Behind the Scenes section and kept out of the infobox. We've always said the films overrule the comics where inconsistencies are concerned, and the two are pretty hard to reconcile in this case. Mentioning that it has spines "in the comics" just breaks the in-universe rule.-- LEIGH BURNE(Talk) 17:46, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
- That's why originally I put "varies" down because is more than one form. It doesn't really break the rule because its just stating how its alternate versions looks. Don't forget that the royal facehugger is not in the TC, meaning its webbed brown form is likely not canon. The shadow trilogy doesn't mention a brown coloration and in terms of consistency, the comic version has been used in multiple comics. At the end of the day its a wiki page about a specific subjects, any appearances and infomation (so long as its official)should be on the page, inconsistencies can be labeled as such like how chestburster and queen pages have conflicting info. The only other suggestion is to make a infobox for comic version in an alternate version section. -- The Cruentus(Talk) 18:07, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
- I'm certainly not saying we should trash all mention of how they look in the comics, just that it should be kept to the Behind the Scenes section. Remember, the only canon source to feature a Royal Facehugger is Sea of Sorrows, and from memory its described appearance in that more or less conforms to the one seen in the Assembly Cut of Alien3. It certainly doesn't say it has spines all over it, which would render the comic book appearance overruled. And either way, stating it may or may not have spikes "in the comics" in the infobox breaks the in-universe rule :) -- LEIGH BURNE(Talk) 11:39, November 14, 2016 (UTC)