Jedi Master wrote on Dec 28, 2012, 13:47: I guess you forgot the Queen? The first film had the facehugger, chestburster, and drone. Aliens introduced the Queen. Alien 3 introduced the runner. Alien Resurrection introduced the bizarre hybrid. Prometheus introduced a few things including the Deacon.
It's a tradition to have something new in each outing. I don't begrudge them doing it as long as it's done well.
I don't know why they would be considered hybrids. Their entire way they reproduce is to latch onto any life form and use its genetic material to produce offspring for the hive. It's the best strategy going rather than having to be selective in choosing what sort of creature to use as a host.
Ash: You still don't understand what you're dealing with, do you? Perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility.
Lambert: You admire it.
Ash: I admire its purity. A survivor... unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality.