In the Alien series, Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is a warrant officer aboard the spaceship Nostromo. When the crew wakes from stasis to find an unknown creature has infiltrated the ship, Ripley steps up to play the unlikely hero.

Woman in Under the Skin

In Under the Skin, Scarlett Johansson plays a woman who travels around in a nondescript vehicle, probing random men with questions. Some even get invited back to her house, where they experience something they’ll remember for the rest of their lives.

Pvt. Vasquez

Pvt. Vasquez

In Aliens, Private Jeanette Vasquez (Jenette Goldstein) is a smartgun operator who’s sent by the Marine Corps to deal with a space colony’s Xenomorph infestation. She’s tough as nails and doesn’t take crap from anyone, a useful skill when you’re in the same squad as Private Hudson.

Invader Tak

Invader Tak

In Invader Zim, Tak’s main goal is to prevent Zim from completing his mission to destroy Earth. She holds a grudge against him ever since he inadvertently sabotaged her chances of becoming an Invader.


Invader Zim

When the Almighty Tallest sent Invader Zim to Earth they did so to keep him from interrupting Operation Impending Doom II. However, Zim took his mission to Earth seriously. He enrolled himself in elementary school and tried to appear as humanlike as possible by wearing a pompadour wig and contact lenses. Yet somehow only one person questioned Zim’s green skin.

E.T. and Elliot

E.T. and Elliott

It’s Halloween 1982, and Elliott’s on a mission to get E.T. back to his home planet. His alien buddy may be a nudist, but that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t bundle up for his epic bike ride.