Alien3 Terminal Addiction

  • Aliens magazine, Vol. 2 #12. Dark Horse Comics, June 1993. Print.

This comic short story was created to advertise the Alien3 SNES video game. It shows a boy in our universe playing the Alien3 video game on his SNES console, and somehow gets sucked into the game itself. After fighting off Kiande Amedha with assault rifles and flamethrowers, he is finally subdued by a Facehugger, only to suddenly awake and realize the entire experience was a hallucination. But as he sits in front of his TV, a Kiande Amedha emerges from the shadows behind him...

American Dad

American Dad
  • American Dad. February 6, 2005 - Present. Fox. Television.
    • "Joint Custody." Heisler, Keith. America Dad. Fox. 20 May 2007. Television.
    • "Oedipal Panties." David Hemingson. America Dad. Fox. 27 Jan 2008. Television.

The Yautja have been referenced American Dad!:


  • Archer. September 17, 2009 Ė present. FX, Television.
    • "El Contador." Adam Reed, Tesha Kondrat. Archer. Fox. 26 Jan 2012. Television.
    • "The Wind Cries Mary." Adam Reed, Chris Provenzano. Archer. Fox. 24 Jan 2013. Television.

Archer has made reference to the Yautja several times:

Archer Lana: Well, where the hell did he go?
Archer: I donít know. Itís like he just-
(Looks around)
Lana: Youíre looking for Predator arenít you?
Archer: (pause) Yes.
Lana: Couple things: A. Heís invisible.
Archer: Not totally he has a tell-tale shimmer.

Buffy The Vampire Sayer

  • "City of Despair". Dark Horse / Wizard. Nov 29, 2000. Print.
  • "In Space No One Can Hear You Slay". Free Comic Book Day 2012. Dark Horse. May 5 2012. Print.
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Joss Whedon's Buffy franchise does have some links to the Alien-Predator universe (Whedon had written the script for Alien Resurrection). In the Buffyverse, Weyland-Yutani is one of the Wolfram and Heart firm's clients. In the canonical season nine Dark Horse comics, Buffy does have an encounter with a "Xenomorph" in the short story "In Space No One Can Hear You Slay".

But the "Xenomorph" in this story isn't the traditional kiande amedha as it's origins are vastly different, and likely doesn't utilize the reproduction method in that it's a Bug Demon that mutated into a creature resembling the Alien, and that instead of an aversion to fire, it has an affinity to it.

In the non-canonical Dark Horse and Wizard "City of Despair" comic, a Yautja and Hellboy make cameo appearances as gladiators in an interdimensional arena.

Captain Simian & The Space Monkeys Episode 3: Ape-lien

  • "Ape-lien." Pamela Hickey, Dennys McCoy. Captain Simian & the Space Monkeys. 14 Sept 1996. Television.

Captain Simian & the Space Monkeys is an American animated television series. The show premiered on September 7, 1996 and ended after 26 episodes on June 21, 1997. It was produced by Hallmark Entertainment, Monkeyshine Productions inc, and distributed by Bohbot Entertainment and aired as part of a syndicated animation block known as BKN. Captain Simian & the Space Monkeys ran for four years on American and international TV. Despite the title only two of the members are monkeys.

The series includes many references and parodies of science fiction films and TV shows, such as Plan Ape from Outer Space. This episode has a parodied appearance of the Engineer and the kiande amedha. This episode plays out quite similarly to the 1979 film, Alien. Spydor assumes the role of Kane as the host to the Ape-lien, but instead of a facehugger latching onto his face, it instead is a parasite which bites onto his rear and mutates. The parodied creature further mutates as it confronts the members of Captain Simian's crew. Captain Simian and his enemy Nebula were voiced by Jerry Doyle and Michael Dorn who had played the security officer in the sci-fi program Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Conker's Bad Fur Day / Conker: Live & Reloaded

  • Conker's Bad Fur Day Nintendo. 2001. Video Game.
  • Conker's Bad Fur Day. Conker Wiki. February 3, 2013?.
  • Conker: Live & Reloaded. XBox. 2005?.
  • Conker: Live & Reloaded. Conker Wiki. February 3, 2013?.

Heinrich is the name given to the Xenomorph created by Professor von Kripplespac and is the "final boss" and tertiary antagonist of Conker's Bad Fur Day and Conker: Live & Reloaded. He is a parody of the Xenomorph from the 1979 film Alien.

Heinrich not only looks very similar to the queen in design, but the reference is further alluded when Conker uses a yellow, mechanical exoskeleton to defeat it, as well as using the line, "Get away from her, you bitch!" as Heinrich looked down upon Berri's body, which is a direct reference to Ellen Ripley battling the queen during the film's final act.


  • Contra Konami. 1987. Video Game.
  • Alien. Contra Wiki. April 25, 2009?.

Examples of Alien-inspired works appear in this game. The primary antagonists of the Contra series, they are heavily inspired by H. R. Giger's Necronom IV, which is also the basis for the xenomorphs from the Alien film series.


  • Source: Freakapedia
  • "Nerdator." Dini, Paul. Freakazoid. 31 Dec. 1995. Television.

The Nerdator was a one-time enemy of Freakazoid.

A parody of the Yautja, "Nerdator" is a segment in Episode 11 of the Freakazoid cartoon series which aired Dec 31, 1995.

Nerdator kidnapped the world's nerds in order to steal their intelligence. Freakazoid convinces Nerdator of the downside of being a nerd, so he releases the nerds and kidnaps good-looking but vapid airheads so he can steal their powers and get babes.

Gate: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri

  • Gate: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri Novel volume 8: "All-Out Attack"
  • Gate: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri Season 3. TV.

A variant of the Xenomorph Facehuggers makes a guest appearance in the Japanese light novel franchise Gate: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri.


  • Contra Nintendo. 1986. Video Game.
  • Alien. Metroid Wiki. April 25, 2009.

The Metroid series has borrowed many elements and plots from the Alien film franchise. Yoshio Sakamoto, the co-creator, has made comparisons and Nintendo Power #58 claims that Samus Aran's physical appearance in the Super Metroid comic was partly based on Ellen Ripley (as well as Leia Organa from Star Wars).

I think the film Alien had a huge influence on the production of the first Metroid game. All of the team members were affected by HR Giger's design work, and I think they were aware that such designs would be a good match for the Metroid world we had already put in place. Yoshio Sakamoto on Metroid It's no secret that Nintendo was influenced by Ridley Scott's space horror masterpiece, Alien, when making Metroid. Ą Official Nintendo Magazine issue 59, page 68: "Homages to Alien"

My Gym Partner's a Monkey

  • "Hygiene Hijinks." M.A. Larson. My Gym Partner's a Monkey. 10 Apr 2008. Television.

An episode of Cartoon Network's "My Gym Partner's a Monkey", entitled "Hygiene Hijinks" references the original Yautja. An anthropomorphic Rhinoceros, Cyrus Q. Hornbill, slathers himself in mud and mentions that Yautjas can't see their prey with their thermal infrared vision. Amusingly, it cuts to a cartoonish Yautja, who shrugs his shoulders and admits that fact is very much true.

Synopsis: When Virgil "Bull" Sharkowski comes to Charles Darwin after an orthodontist appointment, Adam and Jake notice some changes. Bull's braces are gone, and his personality has completely changed. Now he's no longer bullying other students and wants to give helpful advice to others. However, that advice includes making fun of Adam Lyon's fashion choices, and Adam doesn't like it! Is there any way to get the old Virgil back?

Planet 51

Planet 51
  • Planet 51. Tristar. 2009. DVD.Television.
  • Alien Dogs. Planet 51 Wiki. Web.

An alien dog is an alien animal in space throughout Planet 51. The Xenomorph dogs chase Chuck Baker after he lands onto the Planet. They use toxic to release themselves from traps like the chain and the leash. One dog was fooled by the mailman with the donut causing himself to get angry and start attacking him. The Alien Dog has similarities to the Xenomorph from the Alien Series and the name of the dog is Ripley as in Sigourney Weavers Character in The Alien Series

Mortal Kombat

  • "Mortal Kombat X." Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, 2015. Game.

While non-canon in either Alien-Predator or Mortal Kombat franchises, the Yautja makes an appearance in Mortal Kombat X. Interestingly enough, while it's widely accepted that Yautjas disdain and abhor magic, a Yautja dubbed by the fans as "Apex" seems to have successfully hunted the Kombatants and Elder God Shinnok, only to then later acquire the secrets of Shinnok's amulet and learned the applications of sorcery-- effectively wiping out the Mortal Kombat universe.


  • "Alien vs. Predator with Senpai" August 10, 2015. TV.

Teekyu is an anime series directed and written by Shin Itagaki, based upon a manga distributed in Earth Star Entertainment's Comic Earth Star.

In the episode, Udonko decides to do a story on the mysterious alien Tomarin. The jokes fly during the interview due to their surprisingly good chemistry. A Yautja makes an appeaance as a transfer student.

Alien: Covenant - Rick and Morty

  • Alien: Covenant - Rick and Morty. 20th Century Fox, May 13, 2017. YouTube. Web.
  • Auto Erotic Assimilation. Adult Swim , August 9, 2015. TV.

When the viral marketing campaign for Alien: Covenant began, a short film called Alien: Covenant - Rick and Morty, conceived and designed by Justin Roiland on the behest of 20th Century Fox, was released on .

The short revolved around Rick and Morty arriving in the dimension in which the Alien movies are set, and Morty urging Rick to respond to a distress call coming from an Engineer's ship. Rick is attacked by a facehugger, only for it to die from "all the drugs and alcohol swirling about in [his] system".

The film continues a plot thread included in an earlier episode "Auto Erotic Assimilation", where-in Rick Sanchez mentions the value of facehuggers in his universe. In that episode,while exploring the stranded alien starship, Rick tells Morty and Summer that if they find a room full of eggs to give one a shake, claiming that the facehuggers are worth more than the ship. A reference to Ridley Scott's 1979 film Alien.

Robot Chicken

Robot Chicken
  • Robot Chicken. Cartoon Network / Warner Bros. Television Distribution. Television.

The Yautja have appeared several times on the stop-motion comedy series Robot Chicken:

Robocop vs Predator

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Interesting to note...

These panels and pages were done as a pitch for Dark Horse to do Robocop vs Predator. Ultimately the project was never picked up for unknown reasons and scrapped.

Amazing Spider Man

  • Amazing Spider Man #413 July 1996. Marvel. Print.
Mysterio teamed up with Armada to destroy Spider-Man and get rich. Spider-Man thwarted the plot, leaving Mysterio and Armada vengeful against the wall-crawler. Now, they are trying again.

Ben Reilly, the current Spider-Man at the time during the Clone Saga, awakens in a bug jar in a giant child's room, being shaken by a little boy. Spider-Man finds he has been downsized - to actual spider size! He doesn't remember how he got to be so small, but all of a sudden Spider-Man's become a child's toy. It doesn't take long for him to realize the toys in this room don't want to play with him. He escapes the jar, only to be attacked by the various toys from all over the room.

Among the toys there is:

Spiderman It's revealed that Spider-Man's tiny adventure is the result of some treachery on the part of Mysterio and Armada. They created a giant version of a child's room, complete with a giant robot boy. Armada himself designed some robots to destroy Spider-Man, but he's upset that his creatures are being hurt. Mysterio says that it's more fun to toy with Spider-Man, as it shows true artistry.

Spider-Man soon discovers one of Armada's robots inside a toy. When he destroys it, an enraged Armada tries to take matters into his own hands by reveals himself. Realizing the truth of his situation, Spider-Man takes control of Armada's armor and rides him into Mysterio's control center. Mysterio hides in his mist but Spider-Man tracks him down, striking him, and revealing him as a robotic decoy. Spider-Man doesn't know if the real person was ever even there, Spider-Man leaves Armada webbed up.

South Park


The Yautja makes two appearances in South Park.

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SeaLab 2021

While not directly shown out of cloaking, the visual references and the title of this Sealab 2021 episode S01E06, the Predator, is both a reference to the classic 1987 movie, and the titular creature. Given the characteristics of the antagonist in this episode, this creature is very much a reference to the Yautja, but in a parodied manner. From Burrows on Vimeo.

The Simpsons

  • The Simpsons. December 17, 1989 Ė present. Fox, TV.
    • "Deep Space Homer" Season 5, Ep 15. February 24, 1994.
    • "Sweet Seymour Skinnerís Baadasssss Song". 1994.
    • "Treehouse of Horror VI". 1995.
    • "Two Dozen and One Greyhounds. 1995.
    • "The Lastest Gun in the West". 2002. "Stealing First Base". 2010.
    • "Treehouse of Horror XXI". 2010
    • "Treehouse of Horror XXII". 2011.
    • "To Cur, with Love:". 2012.
    • "Treehouse of Horror XXIV". 2013.

Alien has been referred to several times on The Simpsons:

Star Trek

Worf Hirogen

The Yautja have been referenced several times in Star Trek:


TMNT: Part One


The Kiande amedha make an indirect appearance in the Mirage TMNT comics in variant covers and within Letters to the Editor columns. In the TMNT "Anything Goes" story entitled "The Road Trip", the Turtles browse through a newspaper to catch movie time slots, pack their bags, run across roof tops, hitchhikes on top of a trailer and runs through a forest before getting their goal: a drive-in theatre playing James Cameron's 1986 sequel, Aliens.

This is reprinted in Shell Shock, in which the original colors are relaced with greytones.

TMNT: Part Two


The kiande amedha and Yautja has inspired many franchises to create similar creatures. A primary example of these inspired creatures are seen in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.

The Pizza Monsters, seen in the 1987 TMNT series, episode "The Case of the Killer Pizzas" and the Squirrelanoids from the 2012 Nick series, episode "Invasion of the Squirrelanoids" are clear examples of the TMNT franchise referencing the Alien films. They are shown even displaying similar reproduction methods and abilities to the kiande amedha.

Toy Story

Toy Story
  • Toy Story Pixar. 1995. DVD.
  • Pizza Planet Pixar Wiki. July 21, 2010?.

At Pizza Planet,restaurant, you can eat Super Nova Burgers, houses an arcade for the customer to enjoy himself. Among other things you can find a Whack-a-Alien Game : with a hammer, you have to hit worms that are bursting out of an astronautís body (aliens similar to the Chestbursters).


  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon Dreamworks/Paramount. 2011.

A mysterious event from Earth's past threatens to ignite a war so big that the Transformers alone will not be able to save the planet. Sam Witwicky and the Autobots must fight against the darkness to defend our world from the Decepticons all-consuming evil.

Though not official, it has been noted by several fans how Crankcase & Crowbar are similar to the Predators; masked or unmasked.


  • Turrican II: The Final Fight Factor 5. 1991. Video Game.
  • Mega Turrican. Factor 5. 1993. Video Game.

The Aliens (both grown-up versions and facehuggers) appear in the second-last stage of Turrican II, and as a boss figure in Mega Turrican.

Zig & Sharko

  • "Zig & Sharko - The Invader (S02E41)." Xilam Animation. 2016. Television.

An alien shows up on the beach. His mission: capture Marina incognito. Except Bernie spots him, then he does his alien thing: he takes on the crab's appearance and locks the real Bernie inside his spaceship...

The Alien has a brief cameo.