- "It was a dragon! It feeds on minds. It was- Nobody can stop it!"
- ―Golic (from Alien3)
Walter Golic was an inmate at the Fiorina "Fury" 161 Class C Work Correctional Unit, one of several who stayed behind after the facility was officially closed down by Weyland-Yutani. He was involved in battling a lone Xenomorph that was born in the prison in 2179.
A particularly disturbed individual, Golic was disliked even by the majority of the hardened criminals in the prison. In his deluded state, he came to see the Xenomorph as a captivating demonic figure, idolizing it as some sort of deity. While it is not clear what becomes of him in the theatrical version of the film, in the Assembly Cut he is killed freeing the creature after the other prisoners successfully trap it inside a nuclear waste dump.
Golic was sent to Fiorina for committing "multiple murder and dismemberment, 32 counts; arson, 13 counts".
Scavenging and finding the "Dragon"EditOn a watch he, Boggs and Rains check out a flickering flame in the tunnel system. However, Rains and Boggs are attacked and killed by the Alien. He is the only survivor of the attack. Finding that he is the only one to come back in the mess hall alone with blood splattered on his face, Andrews and the other prisoners subdue Golic in the prison mess hall and forcibly dress him in a straight jacket. He is taken to the infirmary where he insists he did not kill the two, but a 'dragon' killed them.
Freeing the "Dragon"Edit
Later on, Jonathan Clemens is killed, and the alien ignores Ripley in front of Golic, who only watches and mutters, "Magnificent". When Harold Andrews is killed the prisoners take action, and manage to trap it into the waste room. He is freed by Morse, who he knocks out and goes over to the waste room where Arthur stood guard. He told him he was going to set the beast free. He believed it talked to him and told him to set it free telepathically. He slashed Arthur's throat and opened the door. The "dragon" killed Golic and ran free.
Personality and TraitsEditWalter Golic was a mentally unstable murderer who was not well liked even when he was stabilized. Robert Morse is one of the few friends he has, despite everyone else dislikes him, fearing that he may well still be insane. According to inmates Boggs and Rains, Golic smelled badly due to poor personal hygiene, and the two refused to work with him, a situation that was resolved by Leonard Dillon who wanted to prevent disharmony among the inmates. Golic's distinguishing mark was the small scar over his right eye.
- In the film, it is never particularly clear what Boggs, Rains and Golic are doing when they are attacked by the Runner, although it is suggested they are mapping an abandoned part of the facility. In the novelization, however, it is explained that they are foraging for overlooked provisions, left behind when the facility was shut down.
- Golic shares his first name with Walter Stans from Predators. Additionally, both men are convicted murderers, and both are somewhat mentally unstable.