Human or synthetic. Edit
The film strongly hints at this possibility which is further backed by interviews given by the director, scriptwriter and actors, hence the speculation should be included in the article. This is in line with other Prometheus related articles (e.g. Black Goo). 18.104.22.168 16:48, June 15, 2012 (UTC) The film does not "strongly" hint at it, in fact she does a few things show that she is human, she shows shock and fear, has sex with janek etc. Regardless, speculation does belong in the article and I don't remember anyone saying she is a robot, not Ridley and not the scriptwriter. Show me a link to them here.
Yes, she indeed shows shock, fear and other emotions. This, however, doesn't exclude the option she still is an android (Blade Runner thematics, she may not even know being an android herself).
Q: After seeing the movie, people were theorizing that your character might be an android. That’s not said in the film and probably is not even true. I wanted to know if you thought of that. A: Theron: (Laughs) We played around with a lot of stuff, I’ll just say that, nonspecific things.
Here's IMDB FAQ on the subject matter: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1446714/faq#.2.1.21. Also there was a Ridley Scott interview where he teased that "there may be two", though I can't find the link at the moment.
22.214.171.124 22:09, June 15, 2012 (UTC)
"Teased" and "played around" is not confirmation and one of those was before the film was out i assume, so they were trying to not spoil it for anyone and if it was after the film, the key words there are still "teased" and "played around" Rumor has it that andreas is an android so she could be the second one, though that is speculation too. Also, she has sex with Janek after he accused her of being a robot. Robots do not have emotions like we do, so if she was a robot she would not be able to genuinly feel emotions such as fear, shock , anger and sadness. In the end it is speculation and it can't be proved.
Also there is this from one of the links you gave that provides counter arguments:
Evidence against android theory; (1) While Weyland might be considered too old to be her biological father, it's not impossible nor unheard of for men in their later years to father children with younger women; it's also possible that she had spent a good part of her life in cryo sleep while Weyland did not, so she could very well be older than she has aged. (2) She sleeps in a cryogenic chamber, which an android would not need. (3) Vicker's first appearance has her recovering from cryo-sleep doing push-ups and just trying to work off the "cryo hangover". Since the only person up and about was David, she wouldn't need to pretend to be human at this point if she was indeed an android. (4) It's implied that she has sex with Janek; if she was an android she likely wouldn't have done this. (5) She shows strong emotions such as anger and despair. She becomes angry with David and panics towards the end of the film. She shows frustration and exhaustion when she is running to her escape pod, which she wouldn't if she were an android. (6) Vickers is also visually annoyed when Weyland mentions that David is like a "son" to him; if she is human then it's understandable that she is jealous of Weyland's relationship with David. (7) She becomes angry with Weyland's quest to beat death, which suggests that she is human and capable of showing emotion, unlike David's need to follow his orders. (8) Vickers mentions that back on Earth, she and Weyland constantly argued about who was in charge of the company. It seems unlikely that Weyland would leave his company to be run by an android. It seems that Vickers was actually his biological daughter. In Weyland's hologram at the beginning, he said David was the closest thing he ever had to a son. He never says he didn't have any daughters. (9) It's been suggested that the fact that the surgery module in Vickers' quarters is programmed only for males means that she must be synthetic. It's more likely, however, that the surgery module is there for Weyland's use, not hers, which would explain why Vickers is upset at Shaw activating the module early in the movie. Since Weyland's presence aboard the ship was a secret, Vickers wouldn't have wanted Shaw to notice the settings and wonder about them. The Cruentus (talk) (Contribs) 22:33, June 15, 2012 (UTC)