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The Antarctic Queen is the Queen of the Xenomorphs who appeared as the main antagonist of the 2004 film, Alien vs. Predator.
She is 5,000 years old, much older than The Acheron Queen. She is also bigger and stronger as well.
The Antarctic Queen was captured by the Predators thousands of years ago and placed inside a pyramid in Antarctica to lay eggs. Humans were sacrificed as hosts for the Xenomorphs and when they matured into adults they would be hunted by young Predators as a rite of passage. Since the Antarctic Queen was trapped in the pyramid for centuries, it appeared that after enduring the rage and sadness due to many of her children were given birth only to be killed by Predators, she eventually managed to have her children outwit the Predators and destroyed the human civilization that the Predators built with them. Unfortunately, she failed in the end and was frozen, unable to move until the next rite of passage.
Another Escape Attempt
Finally, in 2004, three Predators, Scar, Celtic, and Chopper, were sent to the pyramid to kill the Xenomorphs for another rite of passage. Unfortunately, the humans (whom arrived earlier) activated the pyramid early and the Queen was defrosted and laid her eggs, in which with them taking the plasma caster away, made everything became less advantageous on either humans or Predator. They hatched and implanted the team with embryos, who would burst out and mature. They quickly overran the pyramid, and Celtic and Chopper were killed by Grid, the leader of the Xenomorphs right behind the Queen.
Scar teamed up with Alexa Woods, the only survivor of the human team, and they turned the tides on the Xenomorphs. The Queen sensed her children getting killed and called for Grid and her brethren to release her. They complied and crawled over her body and bit inter her flesh, allowing her acid blood to burn away the chains that held her and she rampaged through the pyramid.
The Queen managed to tunnel out of the pyramid right before it was destroyed by Scar and Lex. Her children were killed in the blast, and she was enraged. She saw the two responsible for their deaths and approached them. Scar made a stand against her, but was savagely beaten and rendered unconscious. The Queen raised her spear tail to end his life and to avenge her children, but Lex stabbed in the throat with a spear, causing her to stumble into a nearby house. She pulled the spear out of her throat and chased Lex, trapping her and trying to bite her, but Scar recovered and speared her through the snout.
As the Queen slashed around and screeched in pain, Lex and Scar noticed a chain attached to her, which had not been burned off when the Xenomorphs freed the Queen. They grabbed the chain and tied it to a water tower just as the Queen knocked the spear out of her head. Lex and Scar tried to push the water tower off the cliff, but the Queen mortally wounded Scar with her tail. She raised him up and openned her mouth and prepared to destroy his skull with her maw. At the same time, Lex managed to push the water tower down the cliff, pulling the Queen away from Scar. She made one final attempt to kill Lex, snapping at her, but she missed and was dragged off cliff and into the ocean below, where she sank to the bottom. The Queen had been defeated, but at a price: Scar had died of the wounds inflicted on him, and he was implanted with a chestburster that would become the Gunnison Predalien. It is unknown whether or not the Queen drowned, as her final fate wasn't shown, nor can it be confirmed that Xenomorphs need to breathe.
Personality and Traits
Her personality is more or less same with other Xenomorph Queens. she values and protects her brethren like any good mother would, and had no qualm in killing any non-xenomorph lifeforms whether as enemy or merely host for her facehugger children. Antarctic Queen has harbored a terrible grudge against her Yautja captors whom used her to breed more Xenomorphs only to be killed for their Rite of Passage. In spite of this, she is very persistent even whilst being restrained: She has tried to called her brethren for help everytime the Rite of Passage began, though only succeed in 2004 where she finally freed thanks to Grid's newfound knowledge about their kind's corrosive blood. Unfortunately, she did a fatal mistake where she ignored the final restrain that still intact on her body: The chain on the said restrain later used by Alexa and Scar whom tied it to a water tower which later dropped to the ocean, causing her to be pulled down to the ocean floor, where she apparently drowned.
Antarctic Queen had diverging traits compared to the younger, First Acheron Queen: Antarctic Queen has a far more pronounced line of spines along the top of her head crest. Due to being older, Antarctic Queen had greater height, at least nearly twice larger than First Acheron Queen. Antarctic Queen's appearance also had thinner, more "streamlined" body, sharper and spikier head crest, thinner, and more muscular neck. Antarctic Queen's hands also lack the distinct holes seen on the Acheron Queen as well.
- For the film, at first the Queen was supposedly designed to be four-legged creature, but is scrapped due to her deemed too far removed from the Queens seen previously in the series and were rejected.
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