Xenomorph, Hybrid

Chris Van Deelen
 

Number Encountered: 1
Movement: 150’ (50’)
AC: 2
HD: 20
Attacks: 3 (bite, 2 claws), or 1 inner jaw, or 1 tail
Damage: 2d6 / 4d8 / 4d8 or 3d12 or 4d6 and special
Save: L20

 

Another type of Xenomorph has been mentioned in the various records. These were recently brought to light when the records were discovered hidden away in Dreamland, or what is better known as Area 51, located in Nevada. 

Supposedly just after the turn of the 20th Century there had been an outbreak of the Xenomorphs in a small town in that country. Although the town was lost, all the creatures were destroyed when the military detonated a primitive nuclear weapon, ensuring that the creatures wouldn’t spread.

From these records, it was discovered that the Xenomorph that began the infestation was one that had been created when an Alien hunter had become an unwitting host to a chest buster, after an ancient hunting lodge was discovered and subsequently destroyed a mile beneath the antarctic ice-cap.

This particular breed of Xenomorph had become known as the Hybrid, and had traits of not only the Xenomorph and hunter, but was able to reproduce like a queen, but skipped two complete stages of the Xenomorphs life cycle. It didn’t lay eggs, nor did it produce face huggers.

Instead this creature used the species inner jaw in the same manner as the Face Hugger to inject embryos directly into the chest and stomach of a target. To make matters worse, and the main reason the town was over-run so quickly and completely, is that the Hybrid was able to inject 2-12 embryos into the host at a time.

By skipping the two stages of the life cycle, the creature could have caused the entire plant to be over-run in a matter of months. Fortunately because of the actions of not only the American government at the time but those of the Hunter aliens themselves, the infestation was ended before things really went south.

Chris Van Deelen is the author of the Skirmisher Publishing LLC sourcebook Creatures of the Tropical Wastes sourcebook, co-author of its Wisdom from the Wastelands game supplement and contributor to the 'Sword of Kos: Hekaton' Anthology.