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United States Colonial Marines (Aliens)

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Lieutenant S. Gorman A09/TQ4.0.56124E3

"Oh, great. Wonderful. Shit!"

Stats

Squad: Comm.
Primary Weapon: M4A3 Pistol
Secondary Weapon: Standard Issue Grenade
Other: None

Roles & Skills: Commanding Officer


Notes

Legendary Moment: Assessing a desperate situation and electing for death over capture, with explosive results!

My Personal Thoughts: Gorman gave the over-gunned, undefeated USC Marines that necessary disadvantage to make the fight seem a bit more fair. His inexperience and indecisiveness lead to the demise of most of the marines. Although his later act of heroism gave him that form of redemption which I felt he thoroughly deserved.

Cause of Death: While escaping the complex, Vasquez fell behind. In his first act of heroism, Gorman goes back for her. He finds her injured and tries to drag her out but only to find that they are surrounded. Second and last act of heroism, he removes a grenade from his pocket and sacrifices himself to save the others.

5/10
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ECA L. Bishop A17/TQ2.0.35117E5

"I prefer the term "Artificial Person" myself."

Stats

Squad: Comm.
Primary Weapon: None
Secondary Weapon: None
Other: Tech-Pad

Roles & Skills: Executive Officer, Science Officer, Synthetic, Reserve Pilot, APC Driver


Notes

Legendary Moment: The Hand-Knife Trick.

My Personal Thoughts: Bishop provided a less biased opinion on the matter of the xenomorph. While he didn't share the anger of the marines, he didn't share the profiteering ideals of Burke. His interest was purely scientific. He managed to defy most expectations from an artificial being creating a fantastic 'human' character.

Cause of Death: He manages to make it back to the Sulaco with the other suvivors. Unluckily for him, the Queen snuck aboard the dropship and tears him a new asshole. This doesn't kill him but leads into Alien3...

8/10
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Average listal rating (9 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 0
Gunnery Sergeant A. Apone A19/TQ4.0.32751E8

"All right, sweethearts, what are you waiting for? Breakfast in bed? Another glorious day in the Corps! A day in the Corps is like a day on the farm. Every meal's a banquet! Every paycheck a fortune! Every formation a parade! I LOVE the Corps!"

Stats

Squad: First
Primary Weapon: M41A Pulse Rifle with Tactical Grenade Launcher
Secondary Weapon: M4A3 Pistol
Other: M240 Flamethrower

Roles & Skills: Skilled Combat Veteran, Survivalist, Chill-out Merchant, Possible Immortality


Notes

Legendary Moment: After sleeping for a few weeks in a cryo-tube, he manages to wake up wide eyed with a cigar in his hand ready to spark up.

My Personal Thoughts: Definitely the best character of the pack. A spectacular portrayal of a cigar-chomping, gruff sergeant who can shed his obligations and kick-back with his soldiers but still remain a complete bad-ass. The 2nd best quote machine in the film aswell!

Cause of Death: After the marines gauntlet in the hive, Apone elects to stay behind so his soldiers can escape. Whereabouts unknown.

10/10
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Corporal Dwayne Hicks A27/TQ4.0.48215E9

"Alright, we waste him. No offence."

Stats

Squad: Second
Primary Weapon: M41A Pulse Rifle with Tactical Grenade Launcher
Secondary Weapon: Old school pump-action Shotgun
Other: Motion-sensor Tracker, Compact Welding Torch, UA-571C Sentry Guns

Roles & Skills: Calmest Man Alive, Siege & Defence Specialist


Notes

Legendary Moment: Not breaking a sweat.

My Personal Thoughts: Hicks provided a more sensitive and intellectual side to the marines. Cool-headed in all situations, he manages to re-organise the dwindling group to survive for as long as they possibly could.

Cause of Death: Hicks is the only on-screen surviving human member of the USCM. He gets doused in acid during the escape from the complex which leaves him immobile for the final confrontation.

10/10
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Corporal C. Ferro A71/TQ9.0.09428E1

"We're in the pipe, five by five."

Stats

Squad: Supp.
Primary Weapon: M4A3 Pistol
Secondary Weapon: None
Other: None

Roles & Skills: Skilled Pilot


Notes

My Personal Thoughts: I thought she came across as quite arrogant. I wasn't overly affected by her death but I felt she was integral to the gender equality of the film.

Cause of Death: The Marines trip to the hive goes awry and they call in Ferro for an immediate evac! Silly girl left the ramp open and let a xenomorph in! This resulted in the first Dropships crash-landing and her demise.

4/10
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Corporal C. Dietrich A41/TQ8.0.81120E2

"Maybe they don't show up on infra red at all."

Stats

Squad: Second
Primary Weapon: M240 Flamethrower
Secondary Weapon: M4A3 Pistol
Other: Med-kit

Roles & Skills: Medical Officer


Notes

My Personal Thoughts: Dietrich was quite a wildcard to me. She had an imposing stature like a military strongman but the irrationality of a damsel in distress.

Cause of Death: Whilst in the hive she was toying with the thought that the Xenomorphs don't show up on infra-red, she gets accosted from behind and dragged away to be cocooned.

3/10
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Average listal rating (399 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 0
PFC W. Hudson A08/TQ1.0.41776E3

"Its Gameover man! GAMEOVER!"

Stats

Squad: First
Primary Weapon: M41A Pulse Rifle with Tactical Grenade Launcher
Secondary Weapon: M4A3 Pistol
Other: Tech-Pad, Motion-sensor Tracker

Roles & Skills: Technical Adviser, Pessimist, Quote Machine, Jokester


Notes

Legendary Moment: After showing nothing but fear and sweating up a driptray, he manages to stand at the head of the marines during their last stand; shrieking and swearing to high heaven.

My Personal Thoughts: Everything he says is golden! You put a dict-a-phone under this mans mouth and you're are walking away with comedy genius. His edgy and overly cynical persona gave the complex-group's dynamic an extra bit of flare.

Cause of Death: Standing at the vanguard, Hudson goes scitz firing at everything that moved in front of him. Sadly, he wasn't checking the floor underneath him. He was taken away but no doubt he has joined Apone. Whereabouts unknown.

10/10
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Average listal rating (11 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 0
PFC D. Spunkmeyer A23/TQ6.0.92810E7

"Yeah, Frost, but the one that you had was a male!"

Stats

Squad: Supp.
Primary Weapon: M4A3 Pistol
Secondary Weapon: None
Other: Support Equipment

Roles & Skills: Weapons Officer, Co-pilot


Notes

My Personal Thoughts: His name made me laugh and he provided a much needed familiar face in the bonding scenes.

Cause of Death: Despite warning Ferro in some way that something may be on the dropship, he boarded without caution and perished when it crash landed.

6/10
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PFC J. Vasquez A03/TQ7.0.15618E4

"LET'S ROCK!"

Stats

Squad: First
Primary Weapon: M56 Smartgun
Secondary Weapon: M41A Pulse Rifle with Tactical Grenade Launcher
Other: Compact Welding Torch, Motion Sensor Tracker, S&W Model 59.

Roles & Skills: Skilled Marksmen, Manlier than Most Men


Notes

Legendary Moment: Pinning down a xenomorph with her boot and splattering its gray matter all over the show.

My Personal Thoughts: One of the few women in the world that can actually portray a tough-masculine role without failing miserably. The coolest member of the squad for her sheer gung-ho nature. I will always remember the moment when she opened fire with the quote at the top of this profile. Legend.

Cause of Death: Covering the rear of the teams escape from the complex, Vasquez was wasting everything thrown at her. She was unfairly jumped from above where she managed to wrastle a Xenomorph. Injured by an acidic burst, she was left out of ammo and despairing on the vent floor. Gorman came back just in time where they had no other option but to blow themselves up to stop the onslaught attacking the others.

10/10
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Average listal rating (57 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 0
Private M. Drake A23/TQ2.0.47619E7

"They ain't paying us enough for this, man."

Stats

Squad: Second
Primary Weapon: M56 Smartgun
Secondary Weapon: M240 Flamethrower
Other: None

Roles & Skills: Seasoned Tough Guy


Notes

Legendary Moment: Headbutting the side of his harness to fix his faulty camera.

My Personal Thoughts: Every squad needs someone like Drake. Just a no-nonsense tough guy who goes into any challenge head first. His grunting and de-evolved facial expressions are legendary.

Cause of Death: Always the last man out, Drake was letting rip without a second thought. He managed to fall behind and when a xeno managed to get around behind him, his team hailed it with a storm of bullets for it only to blow up and cover Drake in acid. He fell down still firing.

8/10
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Average listal rating (7 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 0
Private R. Frost A17/TQ4.0.61247E5

"What the hell are we supposed to use man? Harsh language?"

Stats

Squad: Second
Primary Weapon: M41A Pulse Rifle with Tactical Grenade Launcher
Secondary Weapon: M4A3 Pistol
Other: Motion sensor tracker, Ammo. bag

Roles & Skills: APC Driver, Mountain of Muscles, Secondary Jokester


Notes

Legendary Moment: Loading up the weapons with his massive over-muscled arms in the Sulaco.

My Personal Thoughts: Frost was an essential part of the USCM squad. Not only was he in peak physical condition but he had a wit that even made the Xenos smirk.

Cause of Death: The first to die of the marines. Frost & Hicks were watching their comrades backs during the hive sequence. When Dietrich was snatched and dragged away, she accidentally let loose a ball of fire from her flame unit which surrounded Frost (7/10
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Private T. Crowe A46/TQ1.0.98712E6

"Where are all the white women at?"

Stats

Squad: First
Primary Weapon: M240 Flamethrower
Secondary Weapon: M4A3 Pistol
Other: None

Roles & Skills: Shrapnel Magnet


Notes

My Personal Thoughts: Barely any screentime and only uttered a single audible line, he was a classic background character.

Cause of Death: After Gorman's questionable orders to slung all rifles, leaving the marines with nothing but their lanaguage and ripped bodies, all the ammunition was placed into a bag held by Frost. Frost dropped the flamed bag during his death sequence which left it to inevitably explode. Crowe took the brunt of this!

2/10
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Private T. Wierzbowski A14/TQ8.0.20034E7

"YYYAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!"

Stats

Squad: First
Primary Weapon: M41A Pulse Rifle with Tactical Grenade Launcher
Secondary Weapon: M4A3 Pistol
Other: None

Roles & Skills: Prop, Scream Expert


Notes

My Personal Thoughts: Minimal screentime. You got a better chance of seeing Bigfoot! I feel his scream spoke more than real words ever could. The horror he must have been faced with was beyond comprehension.

Cause of Death: During the confusion after the ammo bag explosion, Wierzbowski got injured was removed from active service by a sneaky xeno outflanking him. He no doubt perished due to chest pains after implantation.

3/10
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WARNING!!! ***CONTAINS SPOILERS***

James Cameron's Aliens


One of my favourite films of all time. A fantastic action AND science fiction film with a classic cast of memorable characters and background stand-ins. I made this list to inform people of how unique and special the USCM characters really are.



The USCM is the United States' "force-in-readiness", who are at all times ready to operate in environments far from home soil. By the year 2179, the force has roughly 165,000 Marines divided into four divisions, four aerospace wings, and numerous support groups. There is also a reserve division and aerospace wing with an additional manpower of approximately 50,000 Marines.

The USCM, along with the U.S. Army, are part of the United Americas Allied Command. The primary duty of the USCM is to maintain the security of the United Americas signatories and colonies, and serves as the vanguard of any major operation.


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Posted: 8 years, 12 months ago at Aug 30 0:15
Beautiful.
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Posted: 8 years, 12 months ago at Aug 30 1:27
Love this list! I think there were more lines of everyone talking about Wierzbowski than he had lines.
Posted: 8 years, 7 months ago at Jan 8 23:33
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