American Dad

American Dad
  • "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!:


  • "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 Yautjas 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.

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.

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.


  • 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.

Mortal Kombat

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

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.

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?

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.

Star Trek

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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.