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The Aliens Sourcebook was a role-playing game supplement released by Decipher.

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Species Index

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Primary

Andorian • Antican • Atreonid • AxanarBajoran

Secondary

Prophets

History

Historical Events

Age of LamentAxanar WarFirst RepublicOccupation of Bajor • Second Republic

Historical Figures

Eteon tar-Chereos • Jaro Esso • Lor'Vela

Planetary Cartography

Arctic Circle • Mount Eteon tar-Chereos • North America • Temple of Ipanu • Temple of Lo-Pana

Society

Languages

atem • Atreonid language • Bajoran languageGraalenraagaan

Laws and Treaties

Code of Vengeance • Tau-Ceti Accords

Literature

Bajoran Sacred Texts

Organizations

Alliance for Global UnityAhm TalAndorian Council of ClansAndorian Legions • Andorian merchant fleet • Axanar caste system • Bajoran ResistanceD'jarraKethni • Kingdom of Chereos • Kingdom of Houtan • Kingdom of Karoon • Kingdom of Paratan • Kingdom of Zatain • Vedek AssemblyVolna Vrinia

Professions

diplomat • Kai • merchant • mystic • prylarranjenroguescientist • starship officer • soldier • spyvedekweaponmasterj'hordak

Specialized Terms

pagh

Technology

Hand Tools

chakahrisal

Religious Icons

Orb of Contemplation • Orb of Mystery • Orb of Peace • Orb of Prophecy • Orb of Realms • Orb of the Emissary • Orb of Thought • Orb of TimeOrb of Wisdom

Space Stations and Starships

Deep Space 3Deep Space 9EnterpriseStarbase 74USS Enterprise-BUSS Enterprise-DUSS Voyager • Vega IX probe

Types of Ships

lightship

Stellar Cartography

Planets and Satellites

Andor • Antica • Atreos IV • Axanar • Bajor • Olith

Sectors

Bajor sector

Stars

Bajor B'hava'el Kuy'va • Toredar

Star System

Bajoran system • Beta Renna system

Miscellaneous

Bajoran wormholeDenorios Belt

Benzites

Andragov • Belaxalar • Benza • Benzar • Birthing Chambers • Doctrine of Andragov • Fathen • Forebears • geostructure • Securis star system

Betazoids

BetazedBetazed Defense Force • Betzed • Code of Sentience • Elbrun, Tam • Fifth House of Betazed • Hainara • High Office of Defense • Holy Rings of Betazedimzadi • Khrysaros • omazRelzariRixx • Ruling Council of Betazed • Sacred Chalice of Rixx • The Blessed Lantern of Javv • The Mighty Spear of Vard • The Righteous Staff of Gond • The Sword of Lexx • The Virtous Wand of Kazz • Troi, Lwaxana

Betelgeuseans

Age of Finding • Age of Heroes • Altaa • Cordban • Dark Age • Doban • F'ter • Hav'a'halar • j'Tai • Lahile • naccords • Ost • Path of Emulation • Slichez

Bolians

Bolian language • Bolian Sunset Martini • Bolian tonic waterBolarus IX • Rasara

Borg

biochip • Borg CollectiveBorg Queendrone • maturation chamber • nanoprobe • regeneration alcove • vinculum

Breen

Breen Instigator • Sector 97

Bynars

Beta Magellan system • binary code • buffer • Bynaus

Capellans

AkaarAkaar, Leonard JamesCapella IV • Capellan-Federation mining treaty • High Teer • kligatlaamMaab • Oath of Nonviolence • Ten Tribes

Cardassians

Cardassia PrimeCardassian Central CommandCardassian historyCardassian languageCardassian UnionDetapa CouncilDukatFederation-Cardassian Treaty of 2366 • Federation-Cardassian Treaty of 2367 • Federation-Cardassian Treaty of 2370Gul • nestor • Obsidian OrderSeskavereshvarvesala

Deltans

Delta IV • Deltan language • Delta system • Oath of Celibacy

Devidians

Devidia II • Marrab sector • neural depletion • triolic wave

Ekosians

Ekos • Ekosian language • Gill Interregnum • M43 Alpha systemMelakon

Elasians

Dohlman • Dokuun of Panderos • Elaan of Elas • Elas • Elasian language • Tellun system

El-Aurians

El-Auria • El-Aurian language

Flaxians

Flaxsopor

Founders

Dominion • Dominion Standard • Dominion War • Founder Overlord • FoundlingsGreat Link • morphogenetic matrix • OdoOmarion Nebula

Gomtuu

Beta Stromgren system • bio-energy beam • bio-energy blast

Gorn

Cestus III • Gorn • Gorn language

Hirogen

Horta

Janus VIVault of Tomorrow

Humans

Archer, JonathanCochrane, ZeframEarth • Epic of Gilgamesh • Gill, James • Hercules and the Seven Labors • Kirk, JamesJupiter Station Nazi Germany • Picard, Jean-LucRenaissanceSan FranciscoSector 001Sol • Utopia Planitia shipyards

Jem'Hadar

Jem'Hadar language

Klingons

GorkonKhitomer ConferenceKlingon ChancellorKlingon languageKlingon Neutral ZoneSecond Khitomer AccordsSecond Klingon Empire

Orions

Orion Syndicate

Q Continuum

Romulans

Earth-Romulan WarRomulan Neutral ZoneRomulan Star EmpireTal ShiarTreaty of Algeron

Vorta

Vorta language

Vulcans

Interspecies Medical ExchangeP'JemVulcan High Command

Secondary Species Index

Centaurans

Alpha CentauriGarth of Izar

Ferengi

Ferengi (language • Grand Nagus

Terabian

Terab IV

Troyians

Principus • Troyian language • Troyius

Other Species

DopterianDouwdMetron • Species 125 • Species 149

Other Index

Federation

Federation CouncilFederation presidentFederation StandardMaquisPrime DirectiveStarfleetStarfleet CommandStarfleet IntelligenceUnited Federation of Planets

Stellar Cartography

Galaxies

Milky Way Galaxy

Planets

Coridan • Dozara • Fabiri • Parliament • Zeon

Quadrants

Alpha QuadrantBeta QuadrantDelta QuadrantGamma Quadrant

Star System

Idran star system • Rigel system

Types of Planets

Class F planetClass H planetClass J planetClass M planet

Types of Stars

Type A star • Type B star • Type F star • Type G star • Type K star • Type M star

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DC Comics

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Extraterrestrial characters.


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This category has only the following subcategory.

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Pages in category "Aliens"

The following 199 pages are in this category, out of 353 total.

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C

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Muppet

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Aliens are creatures indigenous to planets other than Earth. They have crash-landed or been crash-landed upon in various Muppet productions, where they have always fit, due to their naturally bizarre and unfamiliar nature.

Most notably, Gonzo was revealed to be an alien in Muppets from Space, although due to his conflicting storyline in previous Muppet productions, his backstory is up for debate.

On The Muppet Show, most of the aliens hail from the planet Koozebane, from which Kermit the Frog frequently reported. In other productions, aliens have hailed from Gorch, Mars, and other planets, both real and fictional.

Aliens have also been featured prominently in Creature Shop productions, where they have taken on more realistic forms. These aliens have been portrayed both by Creatures as well as human actors in make-up and prosthetics.

Muppet Aliens

Sesame Street

The Land of Gorch

The Muppet Show

The Jim Henson Hour

Muppets Tonight

Muppets from Space

Other Muppets

Creature Shop Aliens

Other Aliens

Animated

Humanoid

Puppet Up!

Unfinished Projects


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Fallout

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From The Vault

For the Fallout 2 creatures sometimes called "aliens", see wanamingo.
Alien
location: Recon Craft Theta
Mothership Zeta
base id: xx003c65 (gun)
xx003c79 (melee)


While there always was some evidence of the existence of alien life forms, it is very scarce. Until the events of the Fallout 3 add-on Mothership Zeta, there was no record of direct contact between humanity and the creatures. Despite this, it is apparent with evidence found on Zeta, that the aliens have quite possibly been watching Earth and Humanity evolve for nearly a thousand years.

The Brotherhood of Steel[1] and Shi[2] have encountered the bodies of alien life forms or their spaceships, as did the pre-War United States government, which kept its alien specimens mostly in Area 51. By extension, the Enclave and Brotherhood Outcasts also have access to alien technology; Alien Power Cells can be found at Fort Independence and in the armory of the Enclave's Mobile Base Crawler. They can also be found in the Citadel's armory (if you choose to destroy the Citadel during Who Dares Wins).

Finally being encountered in Mothership Zeta, they are small, greenish humanoids that are presented as malevolent creatures that seem to view humanity with contempt and will gladly vivisect their test subjects or keep them in cryogenic storage after torturing them for their scientific pursuits. The aliens themselves seem to have their own language and cannot be understood by the player in any way.

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Biology

When engaging the aliens for the first time in your holding cell, Somah tells you to hit their heads, implying that this area is largely unprotected. They are very skinny, implying reliance on technology, without which they are easily defeated. The aliens have no visible teeth, possibly limiting food sources. While their hands lack thumbs completely, the fingers are so long they can wrap around objects, potentially eliminating the need for thumbs. The design of the fingers is reminiscent of the iconic Martians, seen in the War of the Worlds movies. Their feet appear to be similar in shape to human feet.

Their bodies cannot be lifted off the ground by the player. This might mean that either they are heavier than their size and shape imply, they are being influenced by some sort of artificial gravity system, or that it could be an overlooked bug in the game.

Language

The Aliens speak with clicks, high-pitched squeaks and wails. The sounds can sound strange and incomprehensible, but patterns may be detected in their language, and Holly Barrisford is capable of reproducing the sounds they make - showing that they have vocal chords similar to ours. This implies they do not communicate telepathically. Strangely, the alien distress signal speaks in a language unique to that of the mothership - a kind of warble, suggesting multiple alien languages, such as for example, English to French. It is also possible the signal from Theta is distorted by the machinery, or it is some form of code.

Combat

  • Normal aliens are very frail and do not have much health. However, they are armed with powerful energy weapons and can quickly kill the player.
  • Aliens will occasionally wear helmets, even inside the ship. These do not seem to have an effect on damage resistance and appear to be merely cosmetic.
  • Inertia Suppression Fields are sometimes employed by aliens and significantly increase damage resistance; the amount of shots needed to kill a shielded alien tends to at least quadruple.

Crashed ships

Four alien ships are known to have crashed in the United States:

  • An alien ship in special encounter in California (Fallout).
  • Recon Craft Theta in Capital Wasteland (Fallout 3).
  • Another alien ship can explode over the head of the Lone Wanderer in the Capital Wasteland during the Firelance event although the cause of the catastrophe is unknown (Fallout 3).
  • At the Citadel, there is information on a terminal (in the A-Ring) about another ship that crashed in a heavily wooded area that the government was not able to reach (Fallout 3). However, this could be referring to the Recon Craft Theta, as it can be seen that before the fallout, a large amount of trees occupied the surrounding areas of the ship.

Alien technology

Weapons

Firearms:

Melee weapons:

Ammo:

Robots and computers

Vehicles

  • Alien Ship crash site in California - A small saucer that housed 2 pilots.
  • Recon Craft Theta - Small alien vehicle, found in Capital Wasteland. Used by 1 pilot.
  • Mothership Zeta - Large alien vehicle located in space near Earth dedicated to study of humanity.
  • The Second Mothership - A ship of the same design as Mothership Zeta, it comes right after Mothership Zeta's Bridge is captured by Lone Wanderer.
  • "Paladine" crashed craft.
  • Firelance Event craft - Identical vehicle to Recon Craft Theta, destroyed by unknown cause whilst near the Lone Wanderer.

Other

Notes

  • There's an "alien-esque" skeleton in Fallout 2. It can be found in the Living Quarters of the Sierra Army Depot. Its giant head is hidden by a wall until you walk over it, making it look like a child's bones from far away. However, it is explained in the doctor's notes in the base as an experiment with Mentats, not an actual alien[3].
  • The creatures known as Wanamingos are commonly referred to as aliens but are actually the result of genetic engineering.
  • In Fallout 3 at the Recon Craft Theta Crash Site, the alien appears to have green blood on its helmet but when shot it leaves red blood on surfaces.
  • If one tries to pick up the alien, they will notice it is extremely light, as it will likely flail about, similar to a teddy bear. This is possibly due to the fact that the aliens may be used to different gravity, however this may be concurred because the Alien Ship in the Fallout 3 add on Mothership Zeta has artificial gravity. However, it is more likely simply a developer oversight.
  • Despite the player taking control of the mothership, it seems to be impossible to entirely rid the craft of the aliens. They will continue to spawn in the lower levels.
  • Aliens are completely reliant on technology. Without it, they're no tougher than you.
  • Aliens do breathe oxygen. Evidence of this is seen on Mothership Zeta as the aliens do not wear helmets when you and the other captives are breathing oxygen. The purpose of the helmet however is unknown.
  • Whether intentional or not, the Aliens 'voices' are similar to the Martians from the 1990's B-movie spoof, "Mars Attacks".

Gallery

Appearances

Alien appear in Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout 3 and Mothership Zeta add-on.

References

  1. Generic Scribe dialogue file
  2. Emperor Computer dialogue file
  3. Sierra Depot Exp. Log
Mothership Zeta (add-on)
Creatures in the Fallout games
Satellites and spacecraft

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Halo

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Covenant can refer to one of the following:


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Lostpedia

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From Lostpedia

The following are a list of relatively popular but clearly debunked theories, listed along with the sources of the debunking.

Lost has generated a huge number of interesting and diverse theories to explain the mysteries of the show. Some are more plausible than others, but some are clearly (and at times, repeatedly) refuted or discredited by Lost's writers and producers.

The head writers and executive producers have also said repeatedly that they already have an "end game" and larger story arc in mind for how to wrap up the entire series. From the Comic Con transcript: "We have at least, four, probably five awesome seasons planned out… and from that point, obviously after that, we’d have to start tap-dancing. Which is something that we just don’t want to do."

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Aliens

  • Theory: The Others or DHARMA or other characters of the story are actually aliens, or the Island itself is a giant spaceship.
  • The statue may be the remains of an Alien civilization.
  • Debunked by:
  • Source:
    • SciFiWire Interview - 'As the show progresses, [Damon Lindelof] added, it won't venture too far into science fiction as its mysteries unfold. "We're still trying to be... firmly ensconced in the world of science fact," he said in an interview. "I don't think we've shown anything on the show yet that has no rational explanation in the real world that we all function within. We certainly hint at psychic phenomena, happenstance and... things being in a place where they probably shouldn't be. But nothing is flat-out impossible. There are no spaceships. There isn't any time travel."'
  • In-show parody:
    • Sawyer on the Others: "My theory, they're aliens. That's why they use the fake beards -- their heads are made of plastetic". Hurley: "Prosthetic, dude". ("Live Together, Die Alone")
    • Sawyer asking Juliet about his and Kate's forced labor in "The Glass Ballerina": "So, when you pulled us out of thise polar bear cages and put us on the chain gang, what the hell did you have us breaking all those rocks for anyway?" Juliet: "We were building a runway." Sawyer:" Runway? For what?" Juliet: "The Aliens. (smiles) I don't know what for, do you think they told me everything?" ("Through the Looking Glass")
  • How the Producers contradicted themselves:
  • In "Flashes Before Your Eyes" and "The Constant", Desmond has a lucid flashback and Desmond's consciousness did, in fact, time travel (as confirmed by the producers), respectively. In There's No Place Like Home we learn specifically that a) DHARMA was using the Orchid to conduct experiments dealing with manipulating space-time and b) that coming into contact with the "negatively charged exotic matter" when Ben moves the Island via the Orchid wheel causes him to time jump in his entirety to the Tunisian desert 10 months later in "The Shape of Things to Come", reminding us of the DHARMA polar bear skeleton Charlotte finds in "Confirmed Dead".
  • Knowing that time travel has become (and possibly always was) an integral part of the show's mythology, Damon's indication that there was neither spaceships nor time travel in any interview casts major doubt and calls into suspect that there will be no spaceships in Lost. Since those statements were made during Season 1, it can be argued that there had been no spaceships or time travel to our knowledge yet, or that such information would not be revealed until later seasons. Also, it should be noted that nowhere in the SciFi Wire article is there mention of aliens one way or another; the only thing mentioned in the text relating to this section is a single reference to "spaceships." Add to this more recent statement by Lindelof that "Somewhere just outside the Crab Nebula is where it will all end, geographically," evidence of spaceships being involved in Lost actually seems to mounting... ABC News: 'Lost' Fans Will Find Answers

Clones

A clone is a new, identical organism grown from a cell; to suggest that a character in Lost is instantly cloned into a duplicate full-grown individual is a contradiction. The rabbits numbered "15" in the Orchid video are not examples of cloning, but of time travel gone awry.

Dinosaurs

  • Theory: The Monster is a dinosaur.
  • Debunked by:
  • Source:
    • Lost-TV Forums Exclusive Interview - Damon says: "JJ and I have always known what it was and we're VERY discriminating about who we tell, because that's one of the biggest secrets of the show. We know from the beginning it wasn't a dinosaur. If the network ever said anything about it to us it was more on the order of, 'Please tell us it's not a dinosaur.' And we're like, 'Ok, it's NOT a dinosaur!'"
  • In-show parody:
    • Hurley questions Jack about what they just saw, after a Monster encounter: "Was it a dinosaur?" Jack: "It wasn't a dinosaur." Hurley: "You say you didn't see it." Jack: "I didn't." Hurley: "So how do you know it wasn't a dinosaur?" Jack: "Because dinosaurs are extinct." ("Tabula Rasa")
    • Paulo: "It could've been a dinosaur." Nikki: "It's not Jurassic Park, Paulo." ("Exposé")

Dreamworld/All Inside Someone's Head

  • Theory: All the events on the Island are not "real", and merely the dream/imagination/hallucination of one of the characters (most commonly named as Walt or Hurley). According to this, that character will wake up by the end of the show, and the audience will realize that none of the events actually happened.
  • Debunked by:
  • Source:
    • SciFiWire Interview
    • Lost-TV Forum Interview
    • UGO Interview
    • Mysteries, Conspiracies and Theories (Season 2 DVD featurette) - Carlton says: "What we have said and will continue to say is that we will not end the show with a cheat. It will not all have taken place in a snowglobe, it will not all have been a dream."
  • Special Note:
    • Though the writers have said that the entire story is not all in the mind of one character, they have not denied that dreams and hallucinations are of significance, simply that not all the events will be fabricated in someone's mind (a la ending for St. Elsewhere, the snowglobe reference that Carlton makes above).
    • This is once again emphasized in the March 10, 2008 podcast, when Damon Lindelof (in a response to a question about possible interpretations of the ending of Via Domus) says: "We're not interested in 'All a dream' storytelling," instantly followed by a reaffirmation that individual scenes could always turn out to be dreams, but there would never be an ending when a character wakes up and everything had just happened inside a "snowglobe".
    • In an interview with UGO in the middle of Season 4's production, Damon finished the interview by stating "The one thing that Carlton and I are steadfast on saying over and over again, and that we're not lying about is that the show is not all a dream. It's happening in the real world, there are real stakes, you're not going to get to the end and cut to black and suddenly realize that this was all sort of a fantasy. That's the only thing that we sort of need to get out there in the world, because it does diffuse a lot of wacky theories."
  • In-show parody:
    • Dave to Hurley: "It's hard, I know, but I mean -- all this? You, me, this island, that peanut butter -- none of it's real, man. None of it's happening. It's all in your head, my friend. The second you closed that window your brain popped a gasket. You went back into your little coma thing. That's where you are right this very second. In your own private Idaho, inside Santa Rosa". ("Dave")

Mapinguari

The Mapinguari as an explanation for the Monster first appeared on the ABC website oceanic-air.com, but is not valid or canonical since the site was created by ABC's marketing department rather than Lost's creative authorities.

Nanobots

  • In-TLE parody:
  • Callers to DJ Dan's show (known "conspiracy nuts") mentioned black clouds made of nanobots as a nod to the popular refuted theory, but by the end of The Lost Experience, DJ Dan himself says that "I sure as hell don’t think you’re going to be seeing it on your television screens anytime around September of this year."

Purgatory

  • In-show/TLE parody:

Reality TV

  • Theory: The castaways are actually unwitting participants in a reality television show run by DHARMA, and He is monitoring them all through the video surveillance system.
  • Debunked by:
  • Source:
    • Sydney Morning Herald Article

Turbine Explosion (Monster Caused the Plane to Crash)

Zombies

Nikki and Paulo replaced Rose and Bernard in an alternate timeline

  • The gist of this theory: In "Flashes Before Your Eyes", we learned that Desmond went back in time. The theory claims that his actions in the past somehow created an alternate timeline where Rose and Bernard were never on the plane, and had instead been replaced by Nikki and Paulo. This is why Rose and Bernard haven't been seen again after the end of season 2, despite having gotten their own flashback episode ("S.O.S."), whereas Nikki and Paulo suddenly appeared out of the blue. ("Further Instructions")
  • Several promotional stills for "Exposé" show Nikki and Paulo in a recreation of the scene from the end of "Live Together, Die Alone" with the Hatch door that came falling out of the sky, with Bernard not being seen anywhere near Claire despite having been with her in that very scene in "Live Together, Die Alone". That scene was missing from the actual episode that aired on TV, however.
  • This theory is further fueled by Sawyer's repeated comments towards Nikki and Paulo ("Who the hell are you?", "Who the hell is Nikki?"). ("Enter 77") ("Exposé")
    • The theory suggests that Sawyer was at the Pala Ferry docks when Desmond turned the fail-safe key ("Live Together, Die Alone"), and thus wasn't affected by the timeline change and couldn't remember Nikki and Paulo as they were not part of the original timeline.
      • A counter-argument to this would be that Hurley was with Sawyer when "the sky turned purple", and thus would have to be equally unaffected by whatever Sawyer would have been exempt from. Yet Hurley seems to have a very clear memory of Nikki and Paulo. ("Exposé").
      • Another counter-argument to the overall theory would be the fact that Rose and Bernard have made various contributions to the progress of the story that would require some major "universe course correction" in order to undo the consequences of them not being around in a parallel timeline. Bernard being stuck in a tree and calling for help ultimately resulted in Ana Lucia realizing that Goodwin hadn't been wet when he came running out of the jungle in "The Other 48 Days"; and Bernard also was the one picking up Boone's transmission from the Beechcraft, thereby unknowingly causing Boone's fall in "Deus Ex Machina", which led to his death one episode later. Rose, meanwhile, helped Charlie overcome his feeling of guilt following Claire's kidnapping in "All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues"; and she also prevented Hurley from blowing up the Swan's pantry in "Everybody Hates Hugo", thereby allowing Eko to use the remaining dynamite in "Live Together, Die Alone".
      • In the March 30, 2007 podcast, Carlton Cuse, Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz address the whereabouts of Rose and Bernard, explaining that they would only use them if they have "something to do"; after all, Sam Anderson and L. Scott Caldwell most certainly have other assignments and can't be expected to make a trip to Hawaii just for one day of shooting of a scene where they're standing around in the background.
    • The scene depicting the immediate aftermath of the crash of Oceanic Flight 815 in "Exposé", partially recycling shots from "Pilot, Part 1", shows a brief glimpse of Boone giving Rose CPR, and later shows him asking Nikki for a pen, which he did in "Pilot, Part 1" after Jack took over Rose's reanimation attempts and sent him off to go looking for a pen to perform a tracheotomy.
      • Supporters of the theory have alternatively suggested the inclusion of the shots depicting Rose may have been "production errors", or that Rose's reanimation may have not been successful in this timeline.
    • In "Catch-22", Sawyer gives Kate a Phil Collins tape which he claims belongs to Bernard, thereby confirming Bernard being alive and well on the Island.
    • Script coordinator Gregg Nations officially debunked this theory once and for all.
    • The final nail in the coffin of this theory was the return of both Rose and Bernard, alive and well on the Island, in "Greatest Hits".
    • And as a postscript note, the scene featuring the Swan door falling down originally intended for "Exposé" is included as a Deleted Scene on the Lost: The Complete Third Season DVD box set, and Bernard is seen in footage recycled from "Live Together, Die Alone". (It's possible that Sam Anderson was simply not available for shooting new footage for "Exposé", and since the official promo stills usually don't include recycled footage, he was not seen in them.)

Last Humans

Theory: States that the Island is not on the planet earth. The survivors of Oceanic 815 were the last humans on earth and then placed on the Island. Since there was never a plane crash, the flashbacks we see are implanted memories.

Debunked by: Season 4 and Season 5 show an outside world in existence, off the Island.

See also


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Starwars

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From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

"Aliens" in the Separatist Council.
"You refer to us as 'alien,' and the Princess calls us 'non-Human.' Why are we defined by you and in comparison to you?"
Borsk Fey'lya, 7 ABY

Alien was a Humanocentric biological—and sometimes political—term to describe a sentient species or a person of a species other than a Human or near-Human. It is often used interchangeably with the term Non-Human. The term may have been derived from the first impression of early Humans, when they had their first contacts with species from other planets. However, it seems to have been prevalent even in subsequent millennia. An equivalent, if less politically-correct term, was "monster."

Since Humans were the most common and prominent sentient species in galactic affairs and history, they were often considered to be a standard or average to which the biology, psychology, and culture of other species were compared.

Species with a body type roughly similar to Humans were often referred to as humanoid, since Humans were the most common example.

"Aliens" were sometimes victims of speciesism, being derided and avoided by Humans in certain societies, like Taris during the blockade of the Sith.

Behind the scenes

The word alien originally meant "stranger," and came from the Latin word alienus of the same meaning. The word was directly borrowed into English, and frequently used in the sense of "foreigner" (as in the legal term for a person who is not a native or naturalized citizen of the land where they are found.) It was also used in biology to describe plant or animal species which were not naturally found in a given part of the Earth, but had been introduced there.

In the twentieth century, the term was adopted to describe extraterrestrial intelligent life, whether in fiction or in a more scientific context.

Appearances

  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (First appearance)
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • X-wing: Isard's Revenge

Sources


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Transformers

Up to date as of February 05, 2010
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An alien, in the broadest sense, is someone or something not native to where they currently are. In the common sense of most fiction, though, it means anything originating from an extraterrestrial source.

For example, a tiny, inferior, squishy creature may consider a giant, talking robot to be an alien, while at precisely the same time the robot could find the fleshling to be the alien.

Contrary to Hollywood, not all aliens have long heads and mouths on their tongues. Although some will scare the ever-loving crap out of you anyway.

In many Transformers continuities, in addition to humans and Cybertronians, there are both organic aliens and robotic aliens. Many of the organic ones look very human, and an awful lot of the robotic ones have the ability to transform like Cybertronians. The extent to which these similarities are coincidence varies from species to species, when it's explained at all. Aliens (besides Autobots and Decepticons) popped up infrequently during the second season of The Transformers, but played a far larger role in the third and fourth seasons. The Beast Era saw the introduction of the Vok, a species of energy-based creature. Depending on your point of view, Botanica's beast mode (mobile plant-creature) is an alien as well.


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Aliens
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Alien

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The Aliens are a series of Reptile-Type cards introduced in "Power of the Duelist", with further support added in "Cyberdark Impact", "Strike of Neos", "Force of the Breaker, "Tactical Evolution, "Gladiator's Assault", "Crimson Crisis" and "Raging Battle". Alien decks focus heavily on exploiting "A-Counters", which weaken opposing monsters battling against "Aliens" and permit "Alien" users to activate a variety of specific theft, revival, and destruction effects. This is the first true Reptile archetype and one of the only archetypes, along with "Reptilianne", that focuses heavily on manipulating the opponent.

Playing style

"Aliens" have a variety of lower-level monsters, such as "Alien Warrior" and "Alien Grey", that generate essential A-Counters. However, prior to "Crimson Crisis," they suffered from a distinct lack of effects to exploit these counters once they have been created. Cards like "Alien Telepath", "Alien Hypno", and "Alien Mars" have potentially disruptive, yet situational, effects. By contrast, the powerful field-clearing effect of "Cosmic Fortress Gol'gar", as well as the revival provided by "Code A Ancient Ruins", now give the deck a more reliable means of converting A-Counters into Card Advantage. "Crimson Crisis" also introduced "Planet Pollutant Virus", a card which doubles as mass-removal and lingering A-Counter generation. Cards like "Alien Overlord" from "Crimson Crisis" and "Alien Dog" from the subsequent "Raging Battle", also gave Aliens a newfound ability to Swarm the field.

"Crimson Crisis" and "Raging Battle" have indeed added a variety of needed support for "Alien" monsters, and as such there are now several different builds and play styles for the archetype. The "Alien" cards prior to "Crimson Crisis" emphasized lower-level effect monsters like "Alien Psychic" and "Alien Hunter", and monster manipulation, such as "Brainwashing Beam" and "Mass Hypnosis". While such a strategy is still possible, it is distinctly suboptimal when compared to modernized builds that emphasize Gol'gar and the easy destruction and revival (through its quick counter generation for "Code A Ancient Ruins") that it supplies. Gol'gar can further be paired with powerful Continuous Spell Cards, like "Prohibition" or "Burden of the Mighty", along with cards like "Ancient Forest" and "Swords of Revealing Light" to create a strong Control archetype that excels at A-Counter generation via Gol'gar's effect.

No monster in the archetype has over 2600 ATK, a value shared by Gol'gar and its underpowered predecessor, "Cosmic Horror Gangi'el", together the so-called "boss monsters" of the "Aliens". Neither of these monsters counts as an "Alien" per se, and hence does not weaken opposing monsters burdened with A-Counters. This drawback is largely irrelevant, however, especially in the case of Gol'gar, which is the highest ATK Level 5 Monster Card in the game and able to eliminate most threats from the field either by its effect or said disproportionately high ATK.

All "Alien" decks ultimately rely on A-Counters to operate. A swarming "Alien" deck needs ample A-Counters to Special Summon Overlord and activate Ruins. "Alien" decks that manipulate opponent's monsters via Hypno, Beam, and Hypnosis require A-Counters to maintain control of the pilfered monsters. Gol'gar control variants obviously exploit Gol'gar's ability both to generate A-Counters and to instantly convert those counters into free removal.

Weaknesses

"Aliens" are weak against decks with superior speed, such as "Lightsworns" or "Zombie". The deck itself has little drawpower outside of Grey. Accordingly, it often suffers in its quest to draw into its power cards and convert them into a superior setup before losing the race to decks like the ones above. Specialized Searchers such as "Gold Sarcophagus", "Oshaleon", "Snake Whistle", and "Damage = Reptile" can partially alleviate this problem by letting you retrieve your combo pieces more efficiently, but not all of them fit comfortably into the archetype and many of them can be situational as draws.

"Aliens" also have no native, major offensive threat outside of Gol'gar. Although Warrior and Shocktrooper boast high ATK scores for Level 4 Monster Cards, they quickly lose value after the few first turns of the game, when Synchro Monsters, Fusion Monsters, and other massive cards begin hitting the field. Gol'gar helps to keep "Aliens" in the race. Other Synchros like "Ally of Justice Catastor" (instantly Summonable by Ammonite and useful against "Lightsworns" in particular) also help the deck to keep a solid footing against more explosive decks.

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