Fiorina "Fury" 161 is a barren, windswept world in the Neroid Sector, orbiting around a binary star system. The planet's exact location is held secret by the Weyland-Yutani Corporation for security reasons. Its position can be estimated to 19.5 light years from the Earth, hardly outside the border of the Galactic Nucleus.
Terrain and ClimateEdit
Fiorina 161 experiences extreme temperatures which range between +100°C in daylight to –40°C at night. The planet's atmosphere is breathable to humans, and it possess ample liquid surface water in the form of large oceans. However, these water bodies are acidic in nature.
Fiorina is home to several indigenous species, although none of these lifeforms are particularly advanced. Several species of fish live in the planet's acidic oceans, while the land masses are dominated by swarms of insects (some of which are carnivorous and can even threaten humans under certain circumstances). There is a particular problem with tiny parasitic organisms that feed voraciously on the keratin in hair, and as a result all human inhabitants are forced to continually shave their heads and bodies.
Fiorina 161 was only known for its two establishments, an industrial lead smelting works and a double-Y chromosome work correctional facility, both owned by the Weyland-Yutani Corporation.
The Fiorina 161 Class C Work Correctional Unit (reg. 12037154) at one point maintained thousands of double-Y chromosome maximum risk prisoners but in 2179 supported twenty-two inmates and three custodians. The Correctional Unit on Fiorina 161 maintained an active lead works prior to the dissolution of its prisoner population. The compound is almost ten square miles in diameter, with around 600 active and inactive ventilation ducts.
In 2179, Ellen Ripley along with the survivors of Hadley's Hope (excluding Cpl. Hicks, who was at the time transmitting a distress signal) crashed on Fiorina 161 when all of their cryochamber were ejected from the Sulaco in an EEV after a Facehugger caused an electrical fire on board. All cryochambers crashed on the correctional facility. The person who was in Hicks' cryotube was impaled by debris in the EEV due to the impact and died, the person who took his place is unknown. Newt crashed into the ocean and drowned in her cryochamber, and Bishop was damaged further and placed in a scrap heap by the prisoners on the colony.
A Facehugger emerged from the ruins of the EEV and impregnates the prison's dog, Spike. The Alien embryo violently emerges from Spike and begins to mature within the correctional facility's ventilation ducts. The Alien begins a killing spree in the correctional facility, causing mass hysteria. Ripley rallies the inmates and proposes they pour highly flammable toxic waste, which is stored at the facility, into the ventilation system and ignite it to flush out the creature. An explosion is caused by the Runner's premature intervention, resulting in several deaths.
The remaining survivors later form a plan to lure it into the foundry's molding facility and drown it in molten lead. The bait-and-chase style plan results in the death of Dillon and all the remaining prisoners, except for Robert Morse, who pours the lead. The Alien, covered in molten metal, escapes the mold and is killed by Ripley when she turns on fire sprinklers and sprays the beast with water, causing its exoskeleton to cool rapidly and shatter via thermal shock.
A Weyland-Yutani "rescue team" arrives on Fiorina 161 after the company was contacted by Francis Aaron regarding the presence of the Xenomorph, personally accompanied by Michael Bishop. Michael tries to convince Ripley to surrender so that they can extract the Queen embryo within her. Ripley chooses to sacrifice herself in order to keep the company from getting their hands on the Xenomorph and jumps into one of the furnaces. Aaron was killed after assaulting Michael, Morse was relocated and Weyland-Yutani terminated the prison's contract. The remaining functional lead works apparatus was scrapped and the Fiorina 161 Correctional Unit was closed for an indefinite period.
- In the novelization of Alien3, the planet is known as Fiorina "Fury" 361, not 161 as in the film. However, the name Fury 161 is also used, making it unclear if one or other of these names is incorrect.
- Alien3/novel/comic (First Appearance)
- Alien 3: The Gun
- Alien 3 (video game)
- Aliens: Nightmare Asylum (indirect mention)
- Alien Resurrection (mentioned only)
- Aliens versus Predator (video game)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Alan Dean Foster (1992). Alien3 novelization. Warner Books, Inc., 8.
- ↑ Alan Dean Foster (1992). Alien3 novelization. Warner Books, Inc., 9.
- ↑ Alan Dean Foster (1992). Alien3 novelization. Warner Books, Inc., 10.
- ↑ Alan Dean Foster (1992). Alien3 novelization. Warner Books, Inc., 26.
- ↑ Alan Dean Foster (1992). Alien3 novelization. Warner Books, Inc., 58.