|"Seems [Mother] has intercepted a transmission of unknown origin."
- "They're her chosen few. They're trying to protect her."
- ―Aliens: Female War
BiologyEditPalatines look like Drones but are much larger and slimmer. They also have spines on either side of their heads. They reside in large, egg-shaped pods that surround the Queen Mother's chamber and only number five Palatines at a time. Palatines also are faster than most Xenomorphs.
Despite their appearance of over-sized Drones, Palatines act a lot like the Warrior caste with their extremely aggressive nature. The Palatines are also strong enough to destroy a Caterpillar P-5000 Work Loader.
- Praetorian - a similar albeit smaller Xenomorph that also acts as a guard for higher-ranking Xenomorphs.