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Rains (from Alien3)
Daniel Rains
Biographical information

Flag of United Americas American



Physical description




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Chronological and political information

Fiorina 161 inmates


Deceased[1] as of July, 2179.[2]

Portrayed by

Christopher John Fields


Daniel Rains[3] 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 killed by a lone Xenomorph that was born in the prison in 2179.

Rains was slain by the Xenomorph while surveying one of the prison's many disused areas, along with his friend Edward Boggs.


Early lifeEdit

Rains was sent to Fiorina 161 for drug trafficking offences.[3]

On Fiorina 161Edit

Rain's Corpse

Rains' corpse.

When Ellen Ripley's EEV crashed on Fiorina 161, Rains was among those who responded, helping to gain access to the damaged escape pod. Later, he was given the routine task of mapping an abandoned part of the vast prison facility, along with his close friend Boggs and the disturbed inmate Golic. While surveying the dark corridors, Rains noticed that the candles they had lit behind them were being extinguished and was elected to go and relight them. Initially believing the cause was another inmate playing a prank, Rains soon stumbled upon the Dragon, which pounced and killed him. Boggs and Golic found his corpse soon afterwards, a hole smashed through his skull, indicating the Dragon had killed him with a Headbite.

Personality and TraitsEdit

"I don't mind the dark. I don't mind the bugs. I don't mind wandering around in some cold, wet, damp tunnel for a week at a time. I don't mind anything. But I mind Golic."
Rains, to Dillon (from Alien3 Assembly Cut)

Rains was known to be submissive, indecisive and a follower.[3] However, despite his generally compliant personality, he harbored a particular dislike for Golic, to the point where he would refuse to be involved with him and insult him to others even in his presence.[4]


  • Rains is one of the few inmates on Fiorina 161 who are not British — he is American.
  • 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.[5]



  1. Vincent Ward (writer) and David Fincher (director). Alien3 [DVD]. 20th Century Fox.
  2. Alien3 (comic) Issue 1
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Alien 3 Collectible CardArt - 67. Rains
  4. Vincent Ward (writer) and David Fincher (director). Alien3 Assembly Cut [DVD]. 20th Century Fox.
  5. Alan Dean Foster. (1992). Alien3 novelization. Warner Books, Inc., 76. 

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