In the aftermath of Earth's infestation in the late 22nd century, humans harvested Royal Jelly from the remaining Xenomorph hives, where it was refined and marketed as the performance enhancing drug "Xeno-Zip". Known on the street as "Fire", the drug also contained a minuscule amount of royal jelly recovered from the remains of the Queen Mother destroyed on Earth. Less potent synthetic versions were manufactured as supplies of the pure substance dwindled, and the military mounted a recovery operation to the Xenomorph homeworld for more.
Weyland-Yutani scientists extracted Royal Jelly from a select Xenomorph Queen and utilized it in multiple experiments and tests. Additional quantities of Royal Jelly were stored in containment cylinders.
Effects on XenomorphsEdit
Royal jelly produced by a Queen Mother was believed to be involved in the creation of new Queens. Royal Jelly could be used to create Praetorian from Warriors if the situation called for it. If the Queen died and there were no Praetorians to take her place, the Royal Jelly could be a last resort to creating a new Queen. Its exact purpose is unknown, however.
- The concept of Alien-produced 'royal jelly' is first mentioned by Bishop (341-B) in Alan Dean Foster's novelization of Aliens.
- In the most recent Aliens vs. Predator game, made in 2010. Specimen 6 destroys a multitude of royal jelly containers throughout the game. Exposure to the substance leads many to think it transformed into a Queen this way.
- The Black Liquid has similar effects on non-Intervacius-Raptus as Royal Jelly does only much weaker.
- Aliens (novel) (first mentioned)
- Aliens: Genocide comic/ novel
- Aliens vs. Predator (2010 video game)
- Aliens vs. Predator (2010) BradyGames Official Strategy Guide