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"You have a bond? An agreement?"
"Nah. There ain't a word for it. "Bond" is overstating. Ahab'd gut me soon as look, if he had to. An understanding, maybe. But let's call it bond for simplicity."
―Cpt. Paget and Galgo (from Alien vs. Predator: Life and Death)
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Ahab
Biographical information
Rank

Elder

Physical description
Species

Yautja

Gender

Male

Hair color

Black

Eye color

Brown

Affiliation

Ahab's tribe

Notable Facts
Status

Alive

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Ahab was a Yautja Elder. He was a veteran hunter, having taken trophies from numerous worlds, gaining many scars in the process. Once he became an Elder, however, he left the small game to other Yautja. Ahab had a lifelong obsession with the Engineers and discovered signs of the species during many of his Hunts.

In January 2219, Ahab became involved in a large conflict involving Xenomorphs, humans and Elden aboard the Geryon. However, he followed Galgo aboard the Perses after having seen the human carrying an Engineer weapon. After killing one of Galgo's team members and being indirectly responsible for the death of the other, the Yautja captured him and forced Galgo to help find an Engineer on LV-223.

BiographyEdit

In his prime, Ahab took deadly trophies from countless worlds, his scars a proud record of glorious battle. He later became an Elder of his tribe, leaving small game to the next generation as he looked to his final hunt. Following a lifelong obsession, Ahab searched for a creature more formidable than any Predator had ever faced before, an Engineer.

UE-753 HuntEdit

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Ahab discovers cave paintings.

In roughly 2107 during a Hunt on UE-753 in the Kaus Borealis System, Ahab was hunting a four-armed, red-skinned, seemingly primitive species. During a battle with one, Ahab got stabbed in the face, causing him to lose a mandible and eye, but he managed to kill the creature and ripped out its spine. After defeating it, Ahab discovered a cave painting of Engineers seemingly being worshipped similar to the one discovered by doctors Elizabeth Shaw and Charlie Holloway on the Isle of Skye.

Boarding the GeryonEdit

On January 22, 2219, after a successful hunt of large beasts on a jungle-like planet, Ahab's tribe detected the Geryon and possible conflict aboard it. The tribe then departed the planet to journey to the Geryon for their next Hunt. Upon arriving at the Geryon, Ahab and his tribe split up. On his Wrist Gauntlet, a hologram showed Galgo pointing an Engineer rifle-like weapon at Francis and Ahab attempted to grab the Galgo hologram. Ahab then proceeded through the ship while looking at the hologram. Ahab boarded the Perses at some point before Galgo detached the ship from the Geryon and fled.

Aboard the PersesEdit

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Ahab fights Piper.

At 2:54 AM, Earth Central Time on January 23, Galgo awakened the two other mercenaries — Piper and Higgins — from hypersleep and told them that Perses' systems detected a "stowaway". The three men set out in search of the extra passenger wielding stun baton-like devices. After Piper located Ahab and attacked him with one of the devices, Ahab shot him with his Plasmacaster, instantly killing him.

After Galgo and Higgins noticed their teammate had been slain, they planned a trap for Ahab, but Galgo had his own agenda, Galgo led Higgins to the airlock where they last detected Ahab's position, and as soon as he entered the airlock, Galgo locked him in with Ahab. Galgo then opened the airlock, apparently blowing them both into space, but Ahab actually was still aboard the Perses after the airlock was re-sealed.

Capturing Galgo and journey to LV-223Edit

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Ahab leaps from the ceiling.

Shortly after the airlock re-sealed, Ahab revealed himself to Galgo by leaping from the rafters. The two quickly began fighting, but Ahab shot him with a Netgun, trapping Galgo.

As Galgo prepared for the worst, Ahab suddenly extended his Wrist-Blades and slashed the net, freeing Galgo. Ahab grabbed Galgo's engineer rifle and pushed him away, activate his Wrist Gauntlet, projecting a hologram of an Engineer.

Galgo manages to strike a deal with Ahab, suggesting that if he takes Ahab to LV-223 to hunt the Engineer, the Predator will let Galgo go. Ahab swiftly forces him in the pilot seat of the Perses, with Galgo saying "All right. LV-223 coming right up".

Arrival at LV-223 and encounter with AngelaEdit

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Ahab drags Galgo into the jungle.

The two arrived at LV-223 on January 30 at 11:16 AM Earth Central Time. Galgo, assuming that he held his end of the bargain, bid Ahab farewell and a "happy hunting". Ahab however, had other ideas and demanded that Galgo follows. An argument ensues between the two Ahab did not wait to listen, he grabbed Galgo's right arm and placed a gauntlet on it, linking him to Ahab's gauntlet via a short range laser type device.

Once returning to the moon, the two venture into the jungle and come across the same pile of dead Xenomorphs Galgo had previously encountered, although the pile this time was immensely larger than before. Galgo and Ahab eventually find Angela and fellow crewmembers Chris and Jill Hanlock, still on the moon. Foster explains to Galgo that the Engineers having been purging the moon of all wildlife, "clearing up" anything living they come across.

Upon seeing Angela and the other survivors Ahab sprinted towards them ready for battle, but Galgo yelled at Angela to run away as he yanked hard on the laser chain device restraining Ahab, Angela told Chris and Jill to head back to camp that she'd catch up later since she vowed that no one else would die.

Angela asked Galgo what mess had he drag to her life now, Galgo began trying to sweet talk her but received a punch in the face for abandoning her and her crew. As the two argue, Ahab is standing in the background observing both of them argue.

Galgo then told Angela that they could all be friends and that he did what had to be done when he abandoned her and the other survivors on LV-223, and that she would have done the same. She asked if this was his idea of a rescue - bringing reinforcements, referring to Ahab, Galgo replied "not quite".

Night at the campEdit

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Ahab and Galgo at the camp.

Galgo asked if the Aliens didn't come up to the cave, and she said that they didn't, that they seemed to leave the caves of the mountain alone, she didn't know why but she didn't care, her only goal was getting off LV-223. Galgo then was about to ask what had she discovered about the fate of Peter Weyland since that's what she was after, but she interrupted him and told him he could spend the night with them at the cave, but come morning he was gone. Galgo suggested that "it's going to be a cold night in space" and then asked her if they had any heaters or anything to keep warm, she sarcastically replied that he'd be fine since he's a survivor. Ahab immediately shot the ground with his Plasmacaster creating a small fire.

Ahab and Galgo decide to exchange stories on how they obtained their scars. Galgo pulls down his neck bandanna, revealing an old scar and recalls how he saved two families from a group of pirates on a cruise ship.

Then he told Ahab he had shared a story and that it was his turn, "don't be shy" he said, then pointed to a large scar on Ahab's left thigh, and asked how he acquired that "beauty", Ahab showed a hologram depicting a large bipedal beast, Galgo replied "Ha, good story".

Fight with the EngineerEdit

Whilst further exploring the jungle, Galgo and Ahab eventually, rather accidentally, meet the Engineer face to face. Galgo suddenly flees the scene, much to Ahab's surprise and after a brief battle, the Engineer quickly overpowers him, breaking an arm and a leg. Ahab retreats back into the Perses, the Engineer in hot pursuit. Ahab in a last ditch effort, manages to impale a harpoon into the Engineer's chest. The Engineer, however, is able to tear it out and prepares to finish Ahab off. Just before the Engineer kills the weakened Predator, Galgo returns and shoots him in his chest wound with the Engineer rifle that Galgo had previously found. Ahab finishes the job by setting a Self-Destruct Device, escaping the Perses and blowing up the ship.

After the two witnessed the the Perses explode, Ahab returned to the wreckage and began searching through it as Galgo, confused, tried to tell him that the Engineer was dead. The Yautja then grabbed the Engineer's skull and spinal column, holding it up in victory as he roared. Galgo, now alongside Foster, Chris and Jill, who came to investigate the explosion, said that he was beginning to like Ahab. Foster replied "Yeah, until he kills us next.", but Galgo told her they were too "minor league" for him. As the Yautja walked away, Galgo commented that Ahab "finally got his whale".

On February 12 at 7:16 PM Earth Central Time, after Galgo killed a Xenomorph, Foster mentioned that not everyone has a "Guardian Angel" like Galgo, referring to Ahab, but Galgo replied that he is of no use to Ahab anymore, but killing the Engineer had given him new lease on life so "he's been keeping himself busy." As they spoke of him, Ahab was stabbing a centipede-like creature with his spear.

Reuniting with the survivorsEdit

On April 9, as Angela, Galgo and the two remaining survivors -Jill and Chris- struggled to find food and supplies in the jungles due to "accelerated evolutionary nature" as Angela mentioned that was happening on LV-223 because of the immense exposure of the Genetic Accelerant on it's surface , which severely affected the Flora of the jungles, she goes on to mention that "...the produce that sustained the Hadley's Hope survivors has evolved beyond palatability", and enforced that they needed meat.

Soon after Galgo and Angela are seen stalking a small pack of three bio-mechanoid-like quadrupeds which they referred to as "pigs" and as Angela prepared to kill one with a bow and arrow Galgo kept pushing her to take the shot mentioning that if she won't he will shoot them with the Engineer Rifle, Angela replied that he shouldn't since they didn't know exactly how the weapon worked and that they might need it later, shortly after the creatures were alerted and charged towards them, Galgo lost patience and shot one severing it's leg, but still the wounded creature retaliated and the two others engaged in a fight with Angela and Galgo. As the two were being attacked, Angela told Galgo to use the Engineer weapon now as they were being overpowered but Galgo couldn't reach it as it fell to far from him.

As the creatures continued their attack Angela managed to slay one with a shiv that she had in her boot by stabbing it through the side of it's head, but soon after the other creature was about to pounce on both Angela and Galgo, suddenly it fell over dead with an axe-like weapon stabbed into it's spine, Angela asked "is it dead? did you kill it?", Galgo replied "No...he did", Ahab had returned. They soon went on mention "Ahab. It's not his name, just what we call him. We can't decipher his language well enough to know if he even has a name, but Ahab suits him well enough", they also mentioned how they thought he was dead since they hadn't seen him in months which was their mistake. Ahab left Angela, Galgo and the other survivors one of the creatures for food and some weapons he had crafted from bones but then disappeared into the night.

Ecounter with Elden and taking the OnagerEdit

Shortly after Ahab left the supplies for the survivors, Angela and Galgo noticed the Helios rapidly descending onto the surface of LV-223 eventually crash landing, soon they reunited with Elden who agreed to help them any way he could. Soon the survivors discussed retaking the Onager to use the ship to drill into the mysterious mountain and find the human signal coming from within, but there was a problem since at the moment the Onager was inhabited by an Alien Queen and other bio-mechanoid-like LV-223 wildlife which slightly resembled Xenomorphs Runners, although not actual Xenomorphs. Soon Angela thought of using Ahab to clear the Onager of the creatures and the Alien Queen by using Galgo as bait and putting him in harms way that Ahab would come and help his 'friend'.

After Galgo the stepped in the open the Runner-like creatures charged towards him, and Angela said "Where are you Old Man...?" Referring to Ahab, but instead Elden arrived and began fighting the creatures, Galgo quickly fled the scene. Soon the Queen within the Onager begins breaking through a window she was facing, meanwhile Galgo and Angela are discussing what the next course of action should be, Galgo exclaimed "Mama's pissed off" referring to the Alien Queen, suggesting that they should leave Elden to fend for himself and they should escape, while Angela disagrees since she mentioned that Elden just saved his life, Galgo replies "Yes we can! He's a robot" and goes on to say that if they ever get off LV-223 he'll name a hard drive after him, Angela picks up a rock and was getting ready to throw it at the creatures attacking Elden, but Galgo holds her arm asking her if she was insane, she argues with him to let her go, and he said that he's going to take her back to the cave camp to save her life but before he could finish the sentence, Ahab leaps over both of them with two machete like blades in each hand, and began slaughtering the creatures, as Elden is now almost against the glass the Queen was trying to break as he fights off more of the creatures, suddenly the Queen broke the glass, and Angela yelled "look out!", Ahab immediately leaped onto the Queen stabbing her through the head instantly killing her, and then used his weapon now doused in Acid and swung it in a circular fashion dousing the creatures killing most and causing the others to flee the scene.

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Ahab honors Elden.

Soon Angela came to the aid of Elden to see how he was doing, as did Galgo for Ahab, and asked him "you okay big guy? Can you I dunno grunt positively or something?" Ahab replied with a low growl, and then suddenly rises up and quickly reaches for Elden's throat as Angela exclaimed "Ahab no! He's with us!", Galgo then told Angela he doesn't speak English, and Elden said "he doesn't have to, it's my scar. One of his kind gave it to me. It's the mark of his clan. He's not trying to hurt me...are you...brother?" Ahab places his forehead onto Elden saluting him, while Galgo sarcastically mentioned that it was just great how he earned that while attacking his ship, Elden replied "Yes. I am evolving, Mr. Galgo. Are you?" Galgo then disapprovingly cursed a bit, before Angela yelled at him to come see, as he entered the Onager he noticed the body of the now deceased Alien Queen which was abnormally large in girth due extended exposure to the Accelerant, shortly afterwards they started the Onager's engines, and the four; Angela, Elden, Galgo, and Ahab took off towards the mountain.

Voyage to the mountain and withinEdit

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Ahab laughing at Galgo.

As the four flew in the Onager towards the mysterious mountain, Galgo asked how much long until they arrived, Angela sarcastically replied if he needed a "potty break", he answered no that he need "this thing" to stop breathing down his neck referring to Elden and asked him what he was doing, Elden replied "I can smell your guilt, your lies" Galgo exclaimed "What?!", as the two continued to argue a bit Ahab sitting back began laughing at the situation, Galgo then asked Ahab "Hey! Are you laughing? What are you laughing at? Can you understand him?" But Angela interrupted them mentioning that they had arrived at the mountain. Upon penetrating the side of the mountain Elden mentioned that he forgave Galgo for his lies but that if they made it back out, although before he Elden could his sentence Galgo told him to get away and suddenly Angela asked "what was that?", the head of the dead Alien Queen whose body was still on board the Onager had been severed and they noticed a lot of Acid blood, Elden then mentioned that it would eat through the ship and that they should have drained the Queen's blood before taking off but then Angela asked how was the Acid blood in the front as well, now within the mountain Galgo and Angela noticed even more Acid blood and Angela asked where was it coming from, Elden replied "it's a vein..we hit a vein...the mountain is alive."

As the Onager began falling inside the mountain due to the damage from the Acid blood, Galgo replied to Elden saying that they weren't going to be able to say the same about them being alive for much longer since they were probably either going to be crushed by the living mountain or be digested by it's blood while him and Ahab tried to hold on while the ship malfunctioned, soon Angela replied that they weren't since she noticed a place they could land within the mountain and exclaimed "floor it!"

Soon after the Onager crash landed within the mountain the four got out and set after the mysterious human signal, she soon mentioned it was just up ahead, they had arrived at a wall of flesh, as Galgo asked "what is?" And she replied "the signal...Weyland", she than began examining the wall saying that if they could pry the bits of "bone, shell, or whatever this is" off they could use them to dig through the fleshier parts onto the signal, but Elden replied "No", and she said that they didn't have anything else to dig with and again said yelled out this time "No!" And she asked why not and Elden replied "Because it's alive. It's...It's...a being. It must have been on Weyland's ship...and now it's grown up around it...the accelerant...it evolved too fast, like the Queen inside the Onager, it's a prisoner of it's own flesh" strongly suggesting that the interior of the mountain was in fact the Deacon. Galgo replied to Elden "Yeah? Well ain't we all" and went on to say the flesh walls were closing in on them as him and Ahab saw spikes emerging from the walls as well, and that soon they were going to be swimming in Acid blood.

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Ahab prepares for the worst.

Angela then told Elden he was going to have to kill her to stop her since their only chance of leaving LV-223 was Weyland's ship, Elden replied "I don't want to do that" referring to killing her, the walls closed in even more producing even more spikes, as Galgo yelled at Elden that he saw him kill several bugs but now he was a "Pacifist?", then Elden mentioned that was different, meanwhile Ahab prepared to fight the wall of flesh and spikes, Angela desperately was against the walls, then Galgo asked Elden if when he attacked his ship searching for Francis was that different?, Elden said "No, Mr. Galgo. You know better than anyone. That was exactly the same!"

As Ahab, Angela, and Galgo witnessed Elden merge with the living walls he said to them "I sought out Francis, as you seek Weyland out, as he sought out his God. We crave meaning. Thirst for Understanding. In our arrogance, we believe we were made to some higher purpose...that knowledge of that purpose will free us...and if our Gods will not give it, then we will steal it, so that we may become Gods ourselves. But we are none of us more than this miserable creature...broken toys...mundane miracles...they made us..." And Angela in despair replied "...Because they could." Now Elden almost completely merged with the wall, as the other walls continued closing in on Ahab, Galgo, and Angela, Angela told Elden that she wasn't ready to die and Elden replied "Angela...I am not ready to let you. Hello".

Escape from the mountain and stranded on LV-223Edit

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Ahab laughs on the desert sand, after him Galgo and Angela survive.

As the mountain closed in on Ahab, Galgo and Angela, Elden said he'd keep a hole to the surface open as long as he could, Angela replied "Thank you." The three then rushed to escape the bowels of the mountain, but as they rushed Ahab fell down, and Galgo yelled "Ahab!" As he quickly reached for his 'friend' telling him "C'mon, old man, if I reach down there and this thing snaps shut, we're both lunch!" Ahab replied with a growl and grabbed Galgo's arm as he said "I've got you. I've got you old man", Galgo had rescued Ahab and soon after the hole closed sealing the mountain. Ahab, Angela and Galgo stared at the desert's horizon as Angela said "We...made it" and began joyfully laughing and exclaiming that they had survived, Ahab fell to his knees on the desert sand and also began laughing, Galgo then looking at both of them said "Oh sure, laugh it up. No beacon, no ship...and we lost the Onager. What'd we get for all that?" Angela replied, "We're alive, that's all we get", as Jill and Chris arrived at the scene, the three, Ahab Angela and Galgo are seen staring at the desert's vast horizon once more and she says once more "...That's all any of us gets."

List of Notable VictimsEdit

EquipmentEdit

Personality and TraitsEdit

Ahab was an honorable and highly experienced Yautja hunter, also very determined. Ahab formed something of a companionship with Galgo. Although he initially used him just to track down the Engineer he was hunting, the two began to begrudgingly set aside their differences and work together. Though Galgo was still sure Ahab could kill him at any moment he wanted to, the two seemed to even be 'friends', as Ahab was usually paired with Galgo during tasks, and although he was mutually friendly with Chris, Jill and Angela, he preferred being by Galgo's side. This could be due to Galgo's "understanding" of Ahab and the two's similar nature.

Upon meeting Elden, Ahab accepted him as a clan brother since he had been marked by another Yautja who was a member of Ahab's Tribe. Ahab seemed have a sense of humor as he is seen laughing at an argument between Galgo and Elden, and then later after escaping the mountain.

Behind the scenesEdit

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Galgo commented that "Ahab finally got his whale", after Ahab collected the Engineer's skull and spinal column, referencing Melville's 1851 novel.

Ahab was directly inspired by the character Captain Ahab from Herman Melville's 1851 novel Moby Dick, in which Captain Ahab is hunting a great whale, much like Ahab hunts for the Engineer. Both Ahabs also bear facial scars.

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