Weyland-Yutani Commandos

Weyland-Yutani Commandos are a fictional special forces unit in the Alien franchise. They are typically depicted as highly-trained soldiers and operatives of the Weyland-Yutani Corporation, a powerful and influential corporation that plays a major role in the series. The Weyland-Yutani Commandos are typically portrayed as being heavily armed and well-equipped, with advanced weapons, body armor, and other specialized gear. They are highly trained and skilled in various forms of combat and special operations, and are often sent on dangerous missions to capture or eliminate the Xenomorphs, the franchise’s iconic alien creatures. The commandos are often portrayed as ruthless and efficient, with a strong sense of loyalty and devotion to the corporation. They are willing to put themselves in harm’s way to achieve the corporation’s goals and often show little regard for the lives of others, including their own comrades.

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Aliens3 is set after the events in Aliens, where Ellen Ripley frozen in hypersleep crashes with her ship on Fiorina 161, a penal colony. When awakened by the colony’s staff, she discovers that she is the sole survivor of her crew and that she is now trapped on a barren planet with convicts and no weapons to defend herself. The prison was originally an ore refinery, but this operation was discontinued, and it became a leadwork. In time, that operation stopped, and Fiorina was then reduced to merely serving as a toxic waste disposal dump.

Fearing that an alien parasite was responsible for her companions’ deaths and terrified that it might have survived the journey, Ripley scans herself and discovers the embryo of an Alien Queen growing inside her; at the same time, a fully grown alien erupts from the colony dog’s insides and attacks the convicts. 

Now certain that the alien threat is real, Ripley finds out that the Corporation wants the Queen embryo she carries, as well as the adult Alien prowling the colony, for biological weapons research. As the alien continues to kill inmates, Ripley forms an alliance with the remaining prisoners and attempts to destroy the alien.

Aaron wants to wait for the rescue team, but Ripley questions who – or what – they are actually coming to rescue.

The men of the prison refuse to kill Ripley, even when they discover that she is carrying the alien creature’s baby; for that reason, the alien will not kill either.

Also referred to as “Gorillas” by Colonial Marines due to their ape-like suits, Wey-Yu commandos served as a full-time security force under the wing of the company. In the movie Alien 3, the Weyland-Yutani Commandos are sent to the planet Fiorina 161 to capture a live alien and bring it back to Earth for study and weaponization.

A Weyland-Yutani “rescue team” arrives on Fiorina 161 after the company was contacted by Francis Aaron regarding the presence of the Xenomorph, personally accompanied by Michael Bishop. Michael tries to convince Ripley to surrender so that they can extract the queen embryo within her. Ripley chooses to sacrifice herself to prevent the company from obtaining the Xenomorph and jumps into the molten lead. 

Following the events on Fiorina 161 in 2179, Weyland-Yutani terminated its contract, and the single surviving inhabitant was relocated. The remaining functional lead works apparatus was scrapped, and the Fiorina 161 Correctional Unit was closed for an indefinite period.

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