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"A dying billionaire travels to a frozen wasteland. He knows his chances are slim, but he knows what he finds there could change the face of history. My ancestor, Charles Bishop Weyland."
Karl Bishop Weyland (from Aliens vs. Predator)
Charles Bishop Weyland
Charles Bishop Weyland
Biographical information
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Unknown, Earth


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Chief Executive Officer

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Chronological and political information

Weyland Industries

Notable Facts

Weyland Industries founder


Deceased as of October 10, 2004[1]

Portrayed by

Lance Henriksen


Charles Bishop Weyland was a billionaire industrialist and the chairman of Weyland Industries. In 2004, he organized an expedition to Bouvetøya, Antarctica to investigate an ancient Pyramid buried beneath the ice there. The Pyramid was discovered to be a Yautja temple and hunting ground where the Predators would breed Xenomorphs for use in their Hunts, and the expedition soon became caught up in the battle between the two species.

Weyland was killed in the Pyramid by Scar when he attacked the Predator with an improvised flamethrower.


Early HistoryEdit

Charles Bishop Weyland was born in England in an unspecified year. In 1973 he established Weyland Industries. It was also revealed that he had some business relations with the head of Borgia Industries, Hunter Borgia, before 2004. It is unknown if Charles is related to Sir Peter Weyland in some form.


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Weyland on the cover of Scientific American, 2004.

In 2004 (prior to the expedition), Weyland was featured on the cover of the magazine Scientific American, where he was described as a "Pioneer of Modern Robotics".

In October 2004, Bishop funded a team of archaeologists, scientists, and explorers to investigate a strange heat bloom on Bouvet Island in Antarctica. They discovered an ancient pyramid under the ice, believed to be the first pyramid ever built due to its structure, combining elements of all the great ancient civilizations. Terminally ill, Weyland views the discovery of the Pyramid as his last chance to make his mark on history.

When the Xenomorphs attack, Weyland refuses to abandon the guns they acquired earlier, because he feels that "Too much has been lost to leave with nothing", then, realizing that his illness is slowing them down, chooses to stay behind to try to buy Alexa and Sebastian time to escape. Though Weyland tries to stop the pursuing Yautja, Scar refrains from killing him after a scan shows that Weyland is already dying of his illness, making him an unworthy target. When Weyland subsequently uses an improvised flamethrower (made out of his inhaler and a flare) against the Predator after it leaves him lying on the ground, Scar turns back and kills him.


Charles predicted that his impending death, due to illness, would make little more headlines than a small drop in shareholder value. But his legacy in tribute would extend far in the future of the Weyland-Yutani Corporation.

Personality & TraitsEdit

Weyland is portrayed as a wealthy industrialist looking to make his mark on history, and, knowing the illness he suffers from will soon be fatal, he insists on personally accompanying his team to do this. Unlike his "descendants" and later executives of Weyland-Yutani, Charles is an honorable man, and not particularly greedy, ruthless, or power-hungry in the way later "Weylands" were. Rather, he seems dedicated to the greater good and demonstrates selflessness during the events of AvP, in which he briefly combats a Predator to buy time for Sebastian and Alexa, saving their lives. Like his descendants, however, he is clearly ambitious, and shows an unwavering determination in pursuing his ends. He is also seen idly playing with a pen in a similar manner to the 'knife trick' performed by Bishop in Aliens.


While not usually carrying any weapons, Charles Weyland carries (due to his illness) an inhaler which, combined with a flare, made a makeshift flamethower which he used against Scar (which hardly affected him). Also he momentarily wielded an iceaxe against Scar who, in turn, quickly disarmed him.




  1. Paul W. S. Anderson (writer and director). Alien vs. Predator [DVD]. 20th Century Fox.
  2. Paul W. S. Anderson, John Davis, Richard Bridgeland, Tom Woodruff, Jr.The Making of AVP [DVD]. 20th Century Fox.

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