Alien 3: Giger's Super- Facehugger

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a) As part of the new Alien creature's life cycle Giger also created a 'Super" Facehugger, which was based on his old Facehugger design.

This new creature evolved from one of the first scripts that had the creature swimming.

For this he visualised how it would move and the fingers would retract, so that it would crawl just under the water's surface.

  1. HR Giger: I also created a 'Super' Facehugger which is based on an old design. One of the first scripts had it swimming, so I visualised how it would move: the fingers would retract, so that it would crawl just under the water's surface." (Aliens  (comic book magazin) #12, June 1993 , "The Giger Sanction" transcribed article to be found at

b) Drawing for Alien III , XCVI, Facehugger Oxen

c) Facehugger hidden in victims chest (source:
Here the face hugger is drawn as if it's a ribcage

d) Drawing for Alien III, CIV, Facehugger in Ripley

The face in Ripley, with the tail around the cranium

e) Drawing for Alien III, Facehugger Aquatic

study for aquatic facehugger 1990

f) Drawing for Alien III, CI, Facehugger swimming Détail

g) Drawing for Alien III, CII, Facehugger swimming

h) Drawing for Alien III, C, Facehugger swimming

Aquatic Super-Facehugger 22nd August 1990


  1. The Giger interview that quote was taken was featured in one of the UK Aliens comics. Don't have access to them right now so can't tell you, which issue.

  2. Thanks, I've got that comic somewhere and maybe I will find it in good time

  3. Now I've tracked the cover down online