The Matriarch was originally captured by the Yautja and imprisoned in a Pyramid on BG-386, where she was used to lay Eggs so that the Predators may hunt the resultant Xenomorphs. Thousands of years later, she was discovered and captured for study by the Weyland-Yutani Corporation, but later escaped thanks to the actions of Specimen 6. She subsequently set up a Hive at the nearby Freya's Prospect colony, where she was killed by the Rookie.
The Matriarch was captured by the Yautja many thousands of years before Weyland-Yutani arrived on BG-386 and entombed in a Pyramid constructed in honor of the first Yautja to successfully hunt the Xenomorphs. Over the years, her Eggs were used by the Yautja to breed Xenomorphs for hunts, which would sometimes take place in a large, purpose-built Combat Arena constructed nearby. Even after the surrounding Yautja city fell into ruin, the Matriarch remained, imprisoned within the Pyramid.
The Matriarch was eventually discovered by Weyland-Yutani, who moved her to a research facility above the Pyramid and used her Eggs to breed Xenomorph Warriors for study. The Matriarch was held in a large chamber at the center of the laboratory complex, directly above the lifts accessing the Pyramid, and was notably separated from her Eggs by a huge security door that sealed around her ovipositor. Aside from her Eggs, her Royal Jelly was also collected and researched.
Escape and destructionEdit
Some time after her imprisonment, the Matriarch was freed when one of her brood, known as Specimen 6, escaped, released several other live Xenomorph subjects and sabotaged various systems in the lab complex. Following their escape, the Matriarch and her Warriors quickly set up a Hive in the refinery at the nearby mining colony of Freya's Prospect, using the colony's inhabitants as hosts for more Xenomorphs.
The United States Colonial Marine Corps was dispatched to BG-386 in response to the infestation, although the Matriarch managed to survive numerous assaults, including a major effort led by Major Van Zandt. However, she was eventually confronted in her chamber by the Rookie, who, with the aid of Corporal Tequila, successfully used the refinery's systems against her, detonating combustible containers and eventually causing a large explosion that incinerated the Queen. The Matriarch's death caused a debilitating neural shock in her Xenomorph brood, causing many of them to temporarily collapse, paralyzed with pain.
The Matriarch is far grayer in color than other Queens, possibly due to her extreme age — she is said to be tens of thousands of years old by Dr. Groves. She also has what appear to be battle scars on her crest and face. Her hide is exceptionally tough, to the point of being bulletproof, and she can withstand all forms of ballistic weaponry. If the Rookie attempts to directly shoot the Matriarch then Corproal Tequila will state (over the radio) that "her skin is too tough" for such an assault.
It has been suggested by some that the Matriarch may in fact be a Xenomorph Empress owing to her age and size, although the game does not clarify this.
- Aliens vs. Predator (video game)