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Many times, our world faces threats that let’s face it, are out of our league. If humanity is to survive this hostile universe, we are going to need some FRIENDS. In this category, we face off the best 60 Alien Characters ever!

1. ALF (Alf, TV Show)

He’s small, furry, arrogant, and he’s courting the planet Melmac.

2. Jar Jar Binks (Star Wars)

A fictional alien character from the Star Wars trilogy and the first main CGI character. Appeared as the main character in the first film, Star Wars – Episode 1: Phantom Horror.

Alien Scenario Faceoff: Alf vs Jar Jar Bink

You’ve been paired with an otherworldly ally whether you like it or not so you might as well be stuck with one you like! Who do you choose as your new friend?

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Alien Scenario Faceoff: Alf vs Jar Jar Bink

3. Superman (Superman Franchise)

Clark Kent’s alter ego, a survivor of the fictional planet Krypton, from which he was smuggled by his parents in a spaceship to Earth before Krypton was destroyed. He is the most powerful entity on earth and uses his immense powers to fight crime and protect the inhabitants of the earth.

4. Neytiri (Avatar)

The daughter of the leader of the Omaticaya. This alien is a highly skilled hunter and warrior, capable of fighting off several viper wolves at once

Alien Scenario Faceoff: Superman vs Neytiri

It’s the battle of the blue flying superhero and the avatar princess. Hostile aliens are invading your planet! Which ally do you choose to help fight against them?

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Alien Scenario Faceoff: Superman vs Neytiri

5. Paul the Alien

A drug addict and the sarcastic alien who escapes from Area 51 and seeks a way back to his home planet in the Andromeda Galaxyץ

6. Aliens (Close Encounters of the Third Kind)

Friendly aliens from other worlds who can be communicated with music.

Alien Scenario Faceoff: Paul The Alien vs Aliens

Having a friend from another world isn’t something everyone can know about. Which otherworldly amigo is easier to pass as a human?

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Alien Scenario Faceoff: Paul The Alien vs Aliens

7. Tars Tarkas (John Carter, movie)

The Jeddak of Thark, and a longtime ally of Warlord John Carter.

8. Goose the Flerken (Captain Marvel, movie)

Alien creatures that look like Earth cats in appearance and behavior. They reproduce by laying up to 117 eggs and possess many tentacles that can extend from their mouths.

Alien Scenario Faceoff: Tars Tarkas vs Goose the Flerken

You want to put a scare on your younger sibling and you have just the friend that can help. Which otherworldly ally looks scarier?

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Alien Scenario Faceoff: Tars Tarkas vs Goose the Flerken

9. E.T (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial)

A forgotten alien by his friends on Earth. Elliott his friend from Earth calls the alien “ET”.

10. Heptapods (Arrival, movie)

A sapient, space-faring extraterrestrial species. These aliens are enigmatic creatures, which have come to Earth to offer Humans their language in exchange for humanity’s help in the future.

Alien Scenario Faceoff: E.T vs Heptapods

This ally has spent enough time on Earth and is ready to go back home! Who do you prefer to venture home with?

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Alien Scenario Faceoff: E.T vs Heptapods

Alien Infltrations Charcters

These aliens won’t announce their invasions to the world with gigantic spacecraft and supersonic booms. These are the aliens that prefer to infiltrate Earth silently, covertly blending in among our ranks without notice… Until it’s too late! From body snatchers to plant impersonators, in this category, we face off the aliens who prefer a quiet invasion.

11. Audrey II (Little Shop of Horrors)

Pet named Twoey, The plant requires human blood to survive, and in the musical, the plant’s origin is from outer space.

12. Dr. Frank N. Furter (The Rocky Horror Show)

A self-proclaimed ‘Sweet Transvestite from Transsexual Transylvania’ The alien is on a mission that involves biological or genetic experiments upon Earth species.

Alien Scenario Faceoff: Audrey II vs Dr. Frank N. Furter

Being part of an alien invasion has been your dream for years and now you finally get your chance to take part! Which alien do choose to help dominate Earth?

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Alien Scenario Faceoff: Audrey II vs Dr. Frank N. Furter

13. Sil (Species, movie)

A female human/alien hybrid with two things in mind: survival at any cost, and reproduction with a human male.

14. The Thing (The Thing, movie)

A shapeshifting deadly alien life form that can infect a person and absorb, and duplicate their cells, imitating them from the inside out until there is nothing human left.

Alien Scenario Faceoff: Sil vs The Thing

Your team is hunting the below aliens and will need to split up in order to catch them both. Which one do you choose to go after?

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Alien Scenario Faceoff: Sil vs The Thing

15. Slugs (The Puppet Masters)

Aliens have been who abduct humans as part of the plan to conquer Earth.

16. Body Snatchers (Invasion of the Body Snatchers, 1978 movie)

Their original alien forms are protoplasmic that take over a human body by absorbing their memories, forming perfect copies, and destroying the originals, so they seamlessly step into the original’s life.

Alien Scenario Faceoff: Slugs vs Body Snatchers

The key to a successful quiet invasion is that it goes unnoticed until it’s too late! Which of these aliens can avoid detection for longer?

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Alien Scenario Faceoff: Slugs vs Body Snatchers

17. The Others (The Fifth Wave)

Artificial intelligence was created by another alien race to conquer Earth.

18. The Blue aliens (They Live, 1988 movie)

These beings came from outer space and want to control the wealth and political powers of Earth.

Alien Scenario Faceoff: The Others vs The Blue aliens

Sometimes you just can’t get rid of invading aliens and have to learn to live with them. Which of the below do you rather live side by side with?

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Alien Scenario Faceoff: The Others vs The Blue aliens

19. Death Angels (A Quiet Place)

Often referred to simply as “The Creatures” by survivors, are a race of aliens originating on a lightless planet in a faraway galaxy, a hell world with much harsher conditions and higher gravity than Earth.

20. The Gua (First Wave, TV series)

These aliens are on a mission to weaken Earth’s defenses and turn humans into slaves, in preparation for an all-out attack.

Alien Scenario Faceoff: Death Angels vs The Gua

Both of these alien species are hell-bent on conquering Earth. Which one do you bet on to succeed?

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Alien Scenario Faceoff: Death Angels vs The Gua

Alien Warriors

Whether relying on advanced alien technologies or their own brute strength and sharp claws, alien warriors are constantly making the hero skip a beat. From invading hordes to lone predators, these creatures aren’t here to mess around. In this category, we face off the most badass alien warriors to ever threaten humanity.

21. The Ultimate Predator (Predator)

A cyborg alien with armor that lets him fend off assault rifle fire like it’s nothing.

22. The Caliginous Abyss (The Klingon in Star Trek: Discovery movie)

Themed entirely around being a horrific, alien place in the deepest part of the ocean.

Alien Scenario Faceoff: The Predator vs The Caliginous Abyss

Who wins in a fight to the death?

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Alien Scenario Faceoff: The Predator vs The Caliginous Abyss

23. The Aliens (War of the Worlds)

Invaders who attacked Earth in Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds. Their appearance is vastly similar to the Tripods they brought to invade Earth.

24. Mimic Alpha Drones (Edge of Tomorrow)

The Mimics goal is a complete elimination of humanity and conquering the Earth.

Alien Scenario Faceoff: The Aliens vs Mimic Alpha Drones

Your troops are en route and will be engaging the enemy in a few hours! Which alien warrior do you send to aid them in battle?

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Alien Scenario Faceoff: The Aliens vs Mimic Alpha Drones

25. Xenomorph (Aliens)

An extraterrestrial hive-based endoparasitoid species with a multi-staged life cycle, possibly originating from the planet Xenomorph Prime.

26. Arachnid (Starship Troopers)

A hostile alien species that have conquered many planets across space.

Alien Scenario Faceoff: Xenomorph vs Arachnid

Alien vs Starship Troopers: You’re dropped in the middle of the woods and told that one of the below is out hunting you. Who are you more scared it will be?

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Alien Scenario Faceoff: Xenomorph vs Arachnid

27. Harvester soldier (Independence Day)

A race of highly intelligent and incredibly technologically advanced hive-mind extraterrestrial beings.

28. Greys (Battle: Los Angeles)

En route, they deduce that the alien air units are drones that target human radio transmissions.

Alien Scenario Faceoff: Harvester soldier vs Greys

Which alien warrior has gotten closer to ending humanity?

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Alien Scenario Faceoff: Harvester soldier vs Greys

29. Tao Tei (The Great Wall movie)

Green-skinned quadrupedal alien creatures, with shark-like teeth, eyes located on their shoulders, and the Tao Tie motif visible on their heads.

30. Edgar the Bug (Men in Black movie)

Alien bug who use human skin as a disguise.

Alien Scenario Faceoff: Tao Tei vs Edgar the Bug

Which alien warrior has the higher kill count?

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Alien Scenario Faceoff: Tao Tei vs Edgar the Bug

Alien Monster Queens

Planet Erath has had its fair share of terrifying aliens, but the Alien Monster Queens are the galaxy’s most fearsome monsters!

31. Xenomorph Queen (Aliens)

The Queen Mother is the supreme ruler of the entire Xenomorph species; even the Queen Xenomorphs are subordinated to her. Queen Mothers exclusively inhabit the Xenomorph’s homeworld.

32. Harvester Queen (Independence Day: Resurgence)

Served as the leader and matriarch of the Harvester species. The Queens are significantly larger than their drones and represent the will and consciousness of their species.

Alien Scenario Faceoff: Xenomorph Queen vs Harvester Queen

If Earth is going to survive, it will need allies in the universe. Which queen do you approach to ally with Earth?

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Alien Scenario Faceoff: Xenomorph Queen vs Harvester Queen

33. Formic Hive Queen (Ender’s Game, Movie)

The Hive Queen is the central consciousness and physical embodiment of the group mind the Formics from Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game series. Along with the rest of her kind, the Hive Queen is regarded as the second-discovered ramen species.

34. The Espheni Queen (Falling Skies, TV series)

Also known as Overlords (males) and Queens (females), are an alien race and the apparent architects of the Invasion of Earth.

Alien Scenario Faceoff: Formic Hive Queen vs The Espheni Queen

If Earth is going to survive, it will need allies in the universe. Which queen do you approach to ally with Earth?

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Alien Scenario Faceoff: Formic Hive Queen vs The Espheni Queen

35. The Web Queen (Webs, movie 2001)

A Hybrid between a Humanoid and Arachnid, holds a number of physical features to connect both species.

36. Alien Queen (The Faculty, movie)

Aquatic creatures, although they are able to live out of the water if they hydrate regularly. Much like insects, they have Queens and are connected telepathically to her, meaning that if she dies, all the other aliens die too.

Alien Scenario Faceoff: The Web Queen vs Alien Queen

Earth has been invaded by aliens and now all you can do is choose which ones to serve. Who do you submit to?

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37. The Queen Bug (Starship Troopers: Invasion, computer-animated film)

The basic grunt of the Arachnid species. They were used on every front by the Arachnid species in all conflicts as the Warrior is able to be reproduced in much larger numbers than other Arachnids and as it is the only Arachnid to be the standard, general-purpose infantry, whilst the other types are more specialized.

38. The Space Bee Queen (Futurama, TV series)

The gigantic ruler of the Space Bees. She gets very angry when insulted about her weight.

39. The Slurm Queen (Futurama, TV series)

A parody of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971). Slurm is sometimes considered to be similar to SURGE due to its green color.

Alien Scenario Faceoff: The Space Bee Queen vs The Slurm Queen

Getting on a queen’s bad side is a quick way to die, but some are more dangerous than others. Which queen’s bad side is worse to be on?

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Alien Scenario Faceoff: The Space Bee Queen vs The Slurm Queen

Symbiotes and Parasites

They attach themselves to a host organism and live off of it. Not an ideal way to start a relationship, admittedly, but some manage to make it work. From alien goo to extraterrestrial insects, these creatures are only using you for your body. In this category, we face off the different types of sentient parasites and the cognizant symbiotes.

40. Venom Symbiote (Venom)

As Venom, the symbiote can grant its host an elongated jaw, fangs, claws, tentacles, and a prehensile tongue which are really part of its body.

41. Max Steel (Max Steel, movie)

They form a symbiotic bond where Max’s T.U.R.B.O Energy is harnessed and controlled by Steel.

Alien Scenario Faceoff: Venom Symbiote vs Max Steel

The human brain is so messed up you’d think that alien species would want to stay as far away from it as possible. By contrast, some species actually desire to attach themselves to it. Which one of these symbiotes is more dangerous for humanity?

42. The Puppet Masters Slugs (The Puppet Masters, movie)

A parasitic, “nervous system hijacker” species, possessing even the memories of the host. I

43. The 456 (Doctor Who, TV series, episode: Children of Earth: Day One)

An alien race that negotiated secretly with the British government in 1965, and again in 2009.

Alien Scenario Faceoff: The Puppet Masters Slugs vs Hitchhiker

The human brain is so messed up you’d think that alien species would want to stay as far away from it as possible. By contrast, some species actually desire to attach themselves to it. Which one of these symbiotes is more dangerous for humanity?

44. Facehugger Xenomorph (Alien Franchise)

A parasitic lifeform that hatches from Xenomorph Eggs. They serve as the second stage of the Alien’s life cycle, acting as intermediaries for the Alien with the sole purpose to implant other living beings with Alien embryos.

45. Black Mercy (Supergirl, TV series)

An alien parasite plant that creates host dreams of their perfect fantasy world while it feeds off them.

Alien Scenario Faceoff: Facehugger vs Black Mercy

One alien parasite latches onto the host’s face and makes its host dream of their perfect fantasy world while it feeds off of them. The other alien parasite does the same while implanting a Xenomorph embryo inside the host, who will later chew through the host’s chest. Which parasite is more awful?

46. Mynock (Star Wars, movie)

Mynocks are leathery-winged parasites found winging through deep space, roosting in asteroid fields, and sometimes lurking in damp locations, including the innards of space slugs.

47. The Ceti eel (Star Trek, TV series)

A burrowing desert animal native to the planet Ceti Alpha V. … Once emerged, an eel larva could enter the ear of a larger animal, where it wrapped itself around the cerebral cortex.

Alien Scenario Faceoff: Mynock vs The Ceti eel

It seems like space is swarming with all sorts of disgusting parasites. Which one of these parasites is more obnoxious?

48. Parasite (Superman, All-star Superman, comics)

A prisoner in Stryker’s Island Penitentiary who gained power by absorbing energy from other people.

49. Parasite (Rick and Morty, TV series, Episode: “Total Rickall”)

A parasite that implants fake memories into their heads, which leads them to wonder if any of them are real.

Alien Scenario Faceoff: Parasite vs Parasite

One of these parasites implants fake memories into your head and the other drains the energy of your body and takes your memories and mimics your voice. Which one is worse?

Outer Space Global Invasions

They come from outer space with the intent to take over earth and annihilate or enslave humanity. They can be monstrous beings or tiny parasites, but one thing is for sure–they’re bad news. Why do alien invaders always have to be so damn superior to the human race? In this category, we face off the uninvited visitors who nearly brought the world to its knees.

50. The Chitauri (The Avengers, movie)

A race of extraterrestrial shapeshifters. A sentient species of cybernetically enhanced beings operating under a hive mind intelligence.

51. Parademons (Justice League, movie)

They are monstrous shock troops of Apokolips used by Darkseid to maintain order on the plane

Alien Scenario Faceoff: The Chitauri vs Parademons

Both invading aliens want to conquer Earth but there is only enough Earth for one of them! Which invading army defeats the other for the right to take a stab at Earth?

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Alien Scenario Faceoff: The Chitauri vs Parademons

52. The Harvesters (Independence Day)

A race of highly intelligent and incredibly technologically advanced hive-mind extraterrestrial beings.

53. The Skyline Aliens (Skyline)

Hyper-advanced extraterrestrial species. These aliens are most commonly seen as black cephalopod-like creatures.

Alien Scenario Faceoff: The Harvesters vs The Skyline Aliens

You can take the technology of one of these invading forces for the good of Earth. Whose do you take?

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The Greys (World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles)

Unnamed alien race; sometimes referred to as Greys, Chigs, Aquoids, or Landsharks, are a caste-based species that launched a surprise invasion on Earth.

54. The Martians (Mars Attacks)

At their first landing in the Nevada Desert, at first, they seem peaceful, but they begin to attack Earth’s troops shortly after, almost gaining control of Earth.

55. Alien Scenario Faceoff: The Greys vs The Martians

These aliens don’t want to conquer Earth, all they want is to bring back some humans to live among their population. Which species do you go back with?

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56. The Vogons (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)

A fictional alien race from the planet Vogsphere. Vogons eat Scintillating Jeweled Scuttling Crabs, which they import from Vogsphere. They write the third worst poetry in the universe.

57. The Espheni (Falling Skies, TV series)

An alien race and the apparent architects of the Invasion of Earth.

Alien Scenario Faceoff: The Vogons vs The Vogons

Which alien force has the more destructive technology?

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More Aliens Characters

58. Dren (Splicew movie)

A human/animal hybrid created by two young, rebellious scientists in the science fiction horror movie Splice.

59. Togruta (Star Wars)

A sentient humanoid species, characterized by their colorful skin tones, large morals, head tails, and white facial pigments. They hailed from the planet Shili, in the Expansion Region. One of the strongest Jedi is a Togruta named Shaak Ti.

60. The Ancients (Stargate)

Alterans who left their home galaxy for the Milky Way and seeded it with life. They are one of the most advanced races known to have existed.

Yoav Rosenberg

Yoav Rosenberg

Having studied scriptwriting in London, I subsequently worked on a number of film sets. I write about pop culture trends, films, and tv series on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, and Hulu.

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