|“||Final report of the commercial starship Nostromo, third officer reporting. The other members of the crew — Kane, Lambert, Parker, Brett, Ash and Captain Dallas — are dead. Cargo and ship destroyed. I should reach the frontier in about six weeks. With a little luck, the network will pick me up. This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off.||„|
|~ Ripley (from Alien)|
|“||I'm the monster's mother.||„|
|~ Ripley 8 (from Alien Resurrection)|
Lieutenant First Class Ellen Louise Ripley was a civilian adviser to the United States Colonial Marine Corps and a hugely influential figure in humanity's encounters with the species Xenomorph XX121. Beginning her career as a warrant officer with Weyland-Yutani's commercial freight operations, she was assigned to the USCSS Nostromo in 2122 when it encountered a single Xenomorph unintentionally collected from the planetoid LV-426. The event led to the death of the rest of her crew and the destruction of the ship, and her discovery of the Xenomorph would change the course of her life and plague her for the rest of her existence.
Later promoted to Lieutenant First Class and attached to the Colonial Marines as a civilian adviser, she would go on to have several more encounters with the creatures over the following decades, before eventually giving her life on Fiorina "Fury" 161 to put an end to the Alien menace once and for all. Her exploits ensured that she was well-known among groups and individuals that dealt with the Xenomorph for decades, even centuries, after her death.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 10-A, 9-A with the weapons of the Colonial Marines (Pulse Rifles, shotguns, etc), 9-B with Power Loader | At least 9-B, 8-C with the weapons of the United Systems Military
Name: Ellen Ripley | Ripley 8, Number 8
Age: Biologically she was 30 years old at the time of death, but chronologically (due being in hypersleep at the end of the first movie) she was 87 at the time of death. | 1-2
Classification: Human, Warrant Officer (formerly), Lieutenant 1st Class | Clone, Human-Xenomorph Hybrid
Powers and Stats: Athlete level strength, speed and reactions, Peak Human durability, Expert in firearms, Expert survivalist, Very good at improvising, Very good in stealth | Reinforced Nails, Acidic blood, Minor telepathy, Growths (Alien "horns"), Immunity to physical pain and acidic blood, Physical prowess, greatly enhanced strength (Able to rip Facehuggers off, could rip apart hardened steel plate doors), Rapid cell regeneration, Superior senses, Alien empathy, Genetic memory
Attack Potency: Athlete level, Room level with the weapons of the Colonial Marines (Can easily kill red-shirt Aliens like the Drones and Warriors), Wall level with the Power Loader | At least Wall level, Building level with the weapons of the United Systems Military (Shockrifles, Double Draco Burners, etc)
Speed: Peak Human | At least Superhuman (Can dodge attacks from Xenomorphs)
Lifting Strength: Above Average human, Class 5 with the Power Loader | Unknown
Striking Strength: Class H, Class KJ+ with the Power Loader | At least Class KJ+
Durability: Street level (Took a few punches from several Xenomorphs and despite being injured she survived), Room level with the Power Loader | Building level (Survived a shock from a Lacrima 99 Shockrifle, cited as being stronger than Lightning)
Stamina: High | Capable of jumping long distances, and of sprinting and/or otherwise physically exerting herself for extended periods of time with little sign of tiring. Capable of holding her breath for far longer than any normal human.
Range: Dozens of meters with weapons
Standard Equipment: Ripley's Pulse Rifle (M41A Pulse Rifle + U1 Grenade Launcher + M240 Incinerator Unit), pistols, machine guns, shotguns, Caterpillar P-5000 Work Loader | Lacrima 99 Shockrifle, Draco Double Burner
Intelligence: Above average | Ripley 8 was endowed with superior intellect and mental skills when compared to the original Ripley — from the moment she was cloned, Ripley 8 was able to comprehend foreign languages that Ellen Ripley had never been able to speak, including Arabic and Japanese. She also possessed memories from Ellen Ripley's life, inherited genetically, similarly to how Xenomorphs pass down knowledge across subsequent generations through their DNA.
Weaknesses: Company loyalty and technological incompetence | Split Psyche
- Survived the USCSS Nostromo Xenomorph encounter.
- Holds the record for longest recorded hypersleep.
- Survived the first Hadley's Hope Xenomorph infestation.
- Killed a Xenomorph Queen.
- Survived USM Auriga Xenomorph infestation.
Key: Normal Ripley | Ripley 8