23 Facts About Ellen Ripley


Ellen Ripley is often considered one of the most significant female protagonists in cinematic history, and is a prominent figure in popular culture.


Today, Ellen Ripley's influence extends beyond that of the original film franchise; she has appeared in novels, comic books and video games.


Ellen Ripley is introduced as a warrant officer aboard the Nostromo, a spaceship en route to Earth from Thedus.


Ellen Ripley is the only member to escape from the Nostromo prior to its explosion, which she deliberately commenced to kill the monster.


Ellen Ripley's testimony regarding the Alien is met with extreme skepticism; she loses her space flight license as a result of her "questionable judgment," and finds out that her daughter, Amanda, is dead.


However, after contact is lost with a colony on LV-426, Ellen Ripley accompanies a group of Colonial Marines to investigate.


Ellen Ripley enters hypersleep alongside the three other survivors for the return to Earth.

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Ellen Ripley's plan was to exterminate the final trace of the Aliens and prevent the Weyland-Yutani Corporation from using it as a biological weapon.


Ellen Ripley is taken to the Alien nest, where the Queen gives birth to a Newborn, a Xenomorph with human traits.


Ellen Ripley escapes to the Betty, where she tearfully kills the Newborn when it is discovered aboard attacking the other survivors.


Ellen Ripley elaborated that there was never a complete script, just a 10-page pitch, that Fox decided they didn't want to pursue any further.


An alternate ending for The Predator displaying a Weyland-Yutani Corp pod containing Ellen Ripley wearing a Weyland-Yutani breathing apparatus shaped like an Alien Facehugger was yet one among several references intended to further connect the Predator films to the Alien films.


Ellen Ripley has two cameos in the "Stasis Interrupted" DLC for the game.


Amanda was originally introduced in the extended version of Aliens, when Ellen Ripley learns that during her 57-years long stasis, Amanda grew up, married, and died.


Ellen Ripley is joined by Dallas, Lambert, Brett, Parker and Ash, allowing the player to play through two iconic scenes from the film.


Ellen Ripley's DNA proved difficult to separate from that of the alien that was inside her during the events of Alien 3, so the first six clones were useless monstrosities.


The now fully-grown Alien Queen, having developed a womb because of Ellen Ripley's DNA, gives birth to a human-Alien hybrid, who kills the Queen and imprints on Number Eight as its mother.


All novels were rebooted in 2012, meaning the only canonical books featuring Ripley are Out of the Shadows, Sea of Sorrows and River of Pain.


In Out of the Shadows, Ellen Ripley is woken from stasis 37 years after the events of Alien, fights Xenomorphs alongside several miners, and is put in stasis again the end of the book with her memory of these events erased to spare her from the worst of the psychological trauma she has experienced.


Ellen Ripley is mentioned repeatedly in Sea of Sorrows, which stars the grandson of Ellen Ripley 8, and appears in River of Pain, which takes place before and during the events of Aliens.


An Audio-Animatronic Ellen Ripley was featured in the Alien scene of The Great Movie Ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World from 1989 to 2017.


Ellen Ripley is often featured in lists of the best characters in film history: in 2008, American Film Institute ranked her as the eighth best hero in American film history in their list of the 100 greatest heroes and villains, the second highest ranked female character after Clarice Starling.


Ellen Ripley was ranked 57 on Fandomania list of the 100 Greatest Fictional Characters.