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Aliens VS Predator: The Genesis Trilogy is a trilogy of science-fiction novels based off the popular cross-over franchise Aliens Vs Predator. The books are as follows: Aliens Vs Predator: Project Genesis, Aliens Vs Predator: Exodus, and Aliens Vs Predator: Endgame. The final book takes place 20 years before the events of Alien. The trilogy may be adapted into a comic.


Aliens Vs Predator: Project Genesis

The trilogy opens with Mr. J. Weyland, the unanmed head of the Weyland corporation, reviewing a xenomorph specimen in one of laboratories. The trilogy takes place sometime in before the films, as the head of the Weyland corporation does not share the appearance of that in the films, and Weyland has yet to amalgamate with Yutani, until Aliens Vs Predator: Exodus. Mr. Weyland comments that the xenomorph is progressing well with his experiments, and instructs his scientists to harvest more from the civilians on Farion II, inhabited by Weyland and a colony of humans, by tricking them to volunteer for "new medical treatments". Meanwhile, Weyland's excavation team have discovered an ancient temple on Farion II, unwillingly setting off a Predator beacon. Within the ruins are more eggs, much to Weyland's happiness. He orders the team to take the eggs back to colony for more experiments, but when the team attempts this they are ambushed by facehuggers and supposedly implanted. When Weyland does not hear responses from the team, he sends out a marine squadron to the ruins to find the team. Meanwhile Colonel Richard Mendez, head of the marine corps on Farion II, begins to grow suspicious of Weyland's secret activities, and tries to investigate, much to Weyland's anger.

As the marines arrive at the ruins, they are attacked by the aliens gestated from the team, and only one survives, Joseph, who flees back to the colony. He pleads to Mendez to get the colonists off Farion II, but Weyland convinces Mendez that Joseph "was driven insane by what he saw", and he is put away in the medical bay, labelled as insane. Joseph, now despising off Weyland, escapes the medical bay and goes onto the planet's surface, disabling the western colony's systems, causing a power failure. The aliens at the ruins notice this, and begin to head towards the colony. Joseph heads back to the northern colony with a gun in his hand, planning on killing Weyland, but is killed by the aliens as they arrive. Meanwhile the four aliens from the labs begin to run amok, but only one, subject 7, escapes, as the others are shot by Mendez' men. Dr. Kane, the head of the experiments, manages to escape with a few of the other scientists, but is pursued by subject 7. The scientists are hunted off one by one by 7, until Kane arrives at the northern colony and seeks refuge with the others.

Mendez devises a plan to destroy the xenomorphs by blowing up the western colony, but Kane objects saying there are still hundreds of colonists there. Meanwhile Weyland and his representatives head towards his ship to escape Farion II, realising his operation on the planet has gone to hell. Back in the western colony, it has been transformed into the alien hive, as they cocoon the colonists and implant them with more embryos. The queen, who lay dormant in the Predator ruins, arrives, and begins laying more eggs. Meanwhile, a Predator squad arrive on Farion II, and investigate the ruins, where they find the dead marines and excavation team. They follow the xenomorph scent to the colony, and break into the western colony, and begin destroying the aliens. Their leader, Raider, taps into the human comms link and informs Mendez and the survivors that if they do not leave they will be destroyed with the aliens. Arriving at his ship, Weyland realizes the power grids he needs are back at the colony, and cannot return as aliens begin to swarm towards the hangar. Realizing he will gather all his representatives' shares if they are dead, Weyland flees into an escape pod, and hides as the aliens break into the hangar. The representatives plead more Weyland to help them, but he watches mercilessly as they are massacred.

Mendez and Kane soon devise a plan to escape the colony, and lead the survivors towards the hangar where Weyland went. Meanwhile Raider confronts the Alien queen and kills her with the colony's gas system, ordering his squad to exterminate all surviving xenomorphs, and heads to the northern colony. He is attacked by an alien as he makes his way to the colony, and is wounded, but still manages to make his way to the hangar, as Mendez and the others also arrive. Mendez tries to shoot Raider, but Kane stops him, sensing the Predator is here to help. Noticing Weyland in the escape pod, Raider rips open the door and grabs Weyland by the throat. Kane pleads for the Predator to show him mercy, and Raider concedes, marking Weyland so that if he ever encounters the Predators again, he will die. Raider approaches the survivors, and shows his respect for their resilience. Noticing the broken ship, he uses his wristblade to power the ship, and ushers the survivors onto it, as his squad rendezvous in the hangar. Weyland flees aboard the ship, where he is beaten up severely by Mendez.

Aliens Vs Predator: Exodus

Aliens Vs Predator: Exodus takes place five years after the first book, and Mr. J. Weyland has once again begun his experiments on the colony of Dagarena. After being brought to court by the survivors, Weyland allegedly payed the jury and judge an immense amount of money, and was acquitted. At the beginning of Exodus, Weyland stands before the Council of Dagarena, the "main men" as he calls them charmingly. He pleads that the events on Farion II where the cause of sabotage, and that with their money he will be able the harness the greatest biochemical weapon ever, making humanity the ultimate race. He suggests that the Stranded, the low-lives on Dagarena, be used as "test subjects" in his project, and that they will yield good results. After pleading his case, the Council votes on allowing his project to go ahead, and with the majority, the leader of the Council, Edward Bishop decrees that Weyland's project may go ahead.

Weyland thanks the council, and heads to his laboratories on Dagarena, where he oversees the latest shipment of alien eggs from "an unnamed source". He signs for them, and just as he returns a group of Stranded arrive, much to his excitement. He ushers them into an open space with several medical beds, and asks them to lay down, and "rest". He then gases the chamber, assuring the people that "everything will be fine, just relax". The gas renders the Stranded unable to move, and as they awake a few hours later they notices tubes attached to their chests. One of them yells at Weyland through the glass, knowing what he has done. He breaks out of his bed and runs toward the glass, roaring at Weyland. Weyland laughs, and watches as the alien bursts from the man and splatters blood across the glass. The others are soon born, and Weyland turns to his assistant, and says: "Isn't it beautiful? The miracle of life". As this is happening a man informs Weyland that someone has come to see him. He leaves the labs and heads to his office, where an ageing woman is sitting. She introduces herself as Mrs. Yutani, and says that her and Weyland's "interests are much the same". She shows him a preserved facehugger in a container, and tells him her father had been working on similar activities as Weyland. Weyland seems overjoyed, and offers Yutani a large amount of money to absorb into his company. However Mrs. Yutani says this will not happen, and instead suggests the two companies begin a joint relationship. Weyland signs, and suggests Mrs. Yutani remain on Dagarena and witness "something incredible". After Mrs. Yutani leaves, Weyland's son Richard enters his father's office and asks him for some credits. Weyland declines, saying that his son needs to get into the family business. When Richard asks what the family business is, Weyland changes the subject and turns his attention to Kiera Jones, the head of science, as she enters his office. She reports on the progress of the experiment. Weyland seems impressed, but when Kiera questions the ethical considerations, he grows angry, and banishes her from his office. Richard grows angry with his father, as he loves Kiera, and says that "that was not fair". Weyland laughs at his anger, and tells the boy to leave. Kiera heads to the hangar, where the mechanics Geare and Rodriguez are working on the broken down craft. Richard follows, and watches from afar. Geare and Rodriguez comment on the presence of the Yutani security on the planet, and say: "the fuckers better get lost or I'll plant a god'am bullet in their face". Kiera says goodbye to Geare and Rodriguez and heads back to the science department, bumping into Richard. He apologizes nervously, but Kiera brushes it off. As she heads to the science department, the sun begins to set on Dagarena, and the sector suffers a sudden power failure. Kiera finds a flashlight in her office, and heads into the labs. She calls out for her staff, and when no one replies, she investigates. She walks into a bloodbath, witnessing the dead scientists surrounded by blood. She screams, and is thrown back by Martin, another scientist. He tells her to shut up, and slowly they exit the labs. As she looks back, Kiera sees the aliens scuttle across the walls inside the lab. Kiera and Martin rush to Weyland's office and report the situation. Weyland, realizing his plan has gone wrong again, tells them to get Councillor Edward Bishop and begin the evacuation of the colony. When they are gone Weyland begins to back up his things when Richard walks in. He tells him to go to the Weyland ship and bring his belongings. When Richard questions why they are leaving Dagarena, Weyland replies "everything's gone against us, son. It's time we left Dagarena". Meanwhile Martin and Kiera confront the Council with the news, before the escaped aliens infiltrate the council chambers and begin to wreak havoc. They try to save Bishop, but he is impaled by an alien's tail and dragged away. Trapped, Kiera and Martin are rescued by Geare and Rodriguez who burst in with are barrage of guns, decimating the aliens. They all seem relieved, but realize that there are many more aliens across the colony.

They head towards the hangar area of the colony as the aliens begin to sprawl across Dagarena, just as the Predators lead by Raven arrive. They save the humans from being killed by a powerful Praetorian alien as their ship lands, and head in the opposite direction, where the alien infestation is at its worst. They try to continue on, but en route Martin is taken by the aliens, and supposedly cocooned. The others decide to head into the hive below the colony to rescue him. As they make their way down they are found by Jacques, another scientist, and Garland Beckart, the head of the marines on Dagarena. The group make their way into the hive and find Martin cocooned, and are suddenly ambushed by aliens. They manage to free Martin, and Jacques sacrifices himself for them to escape, being dragged into the hive by the aliens. The group continue towards the hangar, and bump into Richard Weyland. When Beckart asks where his father is, Richard seems to have no idea. He manages to use his DNA recognition to hack into Dagarena's security system and bring the turrets online. When activated they clear the group's path, and continue towards the hangar area. As they make their way Martin stops the group and asks them for help. Kiera realizes what is happening and says sorry to Martin, who replies: "just do it before it comes". She obliges and shoots Martin, just as the chestburster emerges, and dies. The group take his body to the nearby crematorium, where they give him a rightful funeral. Then they continue to make their way to the hangar. When they arrive they see Weyland and the Yutani hiding there. Beckart rushes forward and strikes Weyland, calling him a "son of a bitch". Richard holds him back, and demands an explanation from his father. When Weyland refuses to give him one, Richard seems to loose all respect for his father. Suddenly the Predators infiltrate the hangar and Mrs. Yutani and her convey quickly slip away. Raven, who wears Raider from book one's wristblade, scans the humans, and his memory bank recognizes Weyland, and the pledge his species had made. He aims his shoulder cannon at Weyland, who pleads for mercy, just before the side wall is torn open by the giant alien queen. Raven has no choice but to flee with the humans and his warriors as the queen begins to wreak havoc. As the escape Weyland tries to follow, but Raven seals the door. Weyland looks at his son for help, before the queen charges forward and impales him through the chest, lifting him up into the air and devouring him. This is very similar to Bishop's "death" in Aliens. Richard shows some sign of sorrow, but then orders Raven to avenge his father. The Predator hisses at him, but nonetheless re-enters the hangar and does battle with the queen, eventually destroying her. Raven and the other Predators then leave Dagarena, and the surviving humans flee on board Weyland's ship.


Recurring characters

Mr. Weyland

Mr. J. Weyland is the head of the Weyland company, later Weyland-Yutani in book two. He is obsessed with using the xenomorphs as weapons, and will do anything to ensure his operation goes to its end. It is not specified which Weyland he his, but his file lists his first name as John. After escaping Farion II in Aliens Vs Predator: Project Genesis, he is beaten severely by Mendez, the head of the corps on Farion II. Surviving this, Weyland spent the last five years in between book 1 and 2 restoring his corporation, and relocating to Dagarena. Here he is visited by Mrs. Elizabeth Yutani, and it is here that the companies meld. When chaos ensues once more on Weyland's behalf, he attempts to flee Dagarena, and avoid a massive lawsuit in the process. The Predators, who pledged in book 1 if they ever see Weyland again he'd die, kept their promise, and their leader Raven sealed Weyland in the hive, where he was impaled by the queen and subsequently devoured. His son Richard Weyland takes over the company, and is head of it in book three, set ten years after book two. He says "my father's death was inevitable, he left to many errors in his wake. I mourn his death, but I don't linger on it.

Richard Weyland

Richard Weyland is Mr. J. Weyland's eldest son, who arrives with him on Dagarena in book two. He is around 22 at the time, and no more light is shed on Weyland's family. When asked by Jones who his mother was, Richard replies: "I don't know. I think I'm a clone of my father". Richard hides his feelings for Kiera Jones, but the two are married in book three, with two children. It is unclear how their relationship was brought to this point. When the aliens and Predators begin to wreak havoc on Dagarena, Richard helps the others while his father tries to escape again. Richard witnesses his father being slaughtered by the alien queen, and tries to save him, but the Predators hold him back. After his father's death, Richard escapes Dagarena with the other survivors and becomes the head of the Weyland company. In book three, Weyland has risen from obscurity in the space of ten years, and begun his father's work once more. Whereas Mr. Weyland is sometimes erratic and easily angered, his son remains calm even as chaos ensues. Richard marries Kiera Jones sometime between books 2 and 3, and they have two children together. Kiera tries to save Richard, but he is killed by the Predalien. e leader of the Predators, Wraith, slaughters the Predalien in return, and tells Kiera that Richard was a confused man, but also a brave warrior. He leaves her a combi stick as a sign of respect. It is not specified who succeeds Richard as the head of the Weyland company, but it is most likely Karl Bishop Weyland. The young boy in chapter one of the first book is most likely Richard.

Mrs. Yutani

Mrs. Elizabeth Yutani, at first just Mrs. Yutani, is the head of the Yutani company. Her father Shen was much like Mr. Weyland, and obsessed with the xenomorph creatures. His daughter wishes to continue the work, and amalgamates with Weyland, thus forming Weyland-Yutani. When chaos ensues on Dagarena, Mrs. Yutani flees the planet with her constituents, and denies Weyland's plea to take him with her. She replies: "You have done this yourself, Weyland. My father was never this careless. You reap what you sow, and your fate is sealed here Dagarena". Weyland replies, desperate: "Please, Mrs. Yutani! Take me! I have made mistakes, but never again!". As the Yutani craft leaves Dagarena Mrs. Yutani watches as Weyland is slaughtered by the alien queen.

Jones

Kiera Jones is the head of the science corps on Dagarena, and one of the few who survive the ensuing chaos. Like Kane in book one, she views Weyland's methods as horrible and inhumane. When she blames Weyland for the incident on Dagarena, he says: "You're just like your father!", which may mean that Kane was Kiera's father. She even says that Weyland had her at gunpoint and she was forced to undergo his sick experiments. Jones, along with Richard Weyland, Geare, Rodriguez, and Martin survive through Dagarena and flee on the Weyland cruiser. When Jones asks Richard where their going, he replies: "Somewhere where those sons of bitches won't be". Kiera returns in book three, ten years later, having married Richard Weyland, and mothering his children. When his plans fall apart like his father's, Kiera tries to save Richard, but he is killed by the Predalien. The leader of the Predators, Wraith, slaughters the Predalien in return, and tells Kiera that Richard was a confused man, but also a brave warrior. He leaves her a combi stick as a sign of respect. When Kiera returns to the city, her children ask where Richard is, and she replies: "Daddy's gone away for a while, but you'll see him again. I promise".

Raider

Raider is the leader of the Predators in the first book. He, along with Raven in book two and Wraith in book three, are part of the Warrior Triumvirate, an elite trio of Predators that are among the finest and strongest of their warriors. Raider is supposedly killed in between book 1 and 2, as Raven is carrying his wristblade also.

Raven

Raven is the leader of the Predators in the second book. He, along with Raider in book one and Wraith in book three, are part of the Warrior Triumvirate, an elite trio of Predators that are among the finest and strongest of their warriors. Raven arrives wwith his fellow warriors on Dagarena afer the aliens begin to run loose, and they begin their hunt.

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