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Bellybursters emerging from their pregnant host
Bellybursters
Biological information
Homeworld

potentially any planet

Physical description
Height

1'

Weight

20lbs

Skin color

Beige

Distinctions

similar to Chestburster, large mouth

Other information
Affiliation

Xenomorph

  [Source]


The Bellyburster is a Xenomorph infant that bursts from the victim's abdomen.[1]

Implantation

Using a delivery method similar to a Facehugger, the Predalien birthed from Scar in 2004 could force embryonic Xenomorphs down its victim's throats. The victims appeared to be only pregnant females, as the Predalien merely killed a female nurse instead of implanting her. Multiple larvae later erupted from the victim's abdomens.[1] Functioning as a juvenile Queen, the Predalien utilized these multiple spawnings to quickly increase the Xenomorph population and build the Hive, presumably before molting into a full grown, Egg-laying Queen.[2]

Behind the scenes

  • "The belly bursters were actually in the first draft that Colin and I read...They had the bellybursters ... caused by an alien warrior...We actually made it the Predalien that was reproducing in this fashion" -Greg Strause AVP-R: Preparing For War: Development and Production (featurette)
  • "Basically the Predalien's kind of a baby queen-there's a phase in between warrior alien and full-blown queen...they do this thing with embryo implantation.. the idea with that was; how does a baby queen quickly form her own little mini-drone army to get the hive built before she evolves into the final state where she can't completely defend herself?"--Colin Strause AVP-R: Preparing For War: Development and Production (featurette)

Trivia

  • In reality, Bellybursters seem to be more or less identical to traditional Chestbursters, the only difference being their different gestation characteristics.

Appearances

See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem
  2. AVP-R: Preparing for War: Development and Production

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