18 Aliens We're Glad Are Only Fictional (Hopefully)

If there's life beyond our planet, let's hope it's nothing like this.
18 Aliens We're Glad Are Only Fictional (Hopefully)

Is there life beyond our planet? We tend to think that it’d be pretty self-absorbed to believe that in all these universes, our pretty standard little Sun and planet allowed for the only setting for life to develop. But, hey, we’re not astrobiologists or philosophers. But we do know that human imagination has allowed us to dream up all sorts of extraterrestrial life, from the very cute to the truly horrific. With that spectrum in mind, maybe it is better to not know the answer for sure... 

We asked Cracked readers on Facebook, “What pop culture alien would be the most dangerous?” Xenomorphs from the Alien franchise (pretty on the nose there) were the clear winner, but some others have some strong arguments for other fictional creatures. We were even pretty swayed by the Mork response. Read on to read more about the scariest creatures to come out of the sci-fi world.


... TELL US NOW. Q RJV nominates the Star Trek character as the most dangerous alien, adding Unlimited power, tiny morals. CRACKED.COM


... TELL US NOW. XENOMORPH Patrick L. says of the Alien franchise species, They spread quickly, bleed acid, hard to kill, can't be reasoned with, and are never fully gone. CRACKED.COM

The Thing

... TELL US NOW. THE THING Kieran В. says, It can hide in plain sight and if it had landed anywhere but one of the coldest and most remote places, humanity wouldn't stand a chance. I'd give us about 3 weeks before we were all fully assimilated. CRACKED.COM


... TELL US NOW. THANOS Bradley G. says, Well Thanos (uhhh spoilers?) wiped out half of all life in existence in the universe. Let's open the bidding there for dangerous. CRACKED.COM


... TELL US NOW. REAPERS Michael F. explains, A sentient race of nigh-indestructible skyscraper-sized machines, each armed not only with futuristic cannons that fire streams of molten metal at light speed but also capable of reducing sentient beings to mindless aggressive husks. Their only mission/purpose is the complete eradication of all organic life across the galaxy, and in Mass Effect lore they've been successfully doing so every 50,000 years. CRACKED.COM


... TELL US NOW. VILTRUMITES Anthony S. tells us of the dangers of the Invincible characters, A single Viltrumite (Omni-Man) wiped out an entire planet when its inhabitants tried to conquer Earth. CRACKED.COM


... TELL US NOW. FLUKEMAN Katie R. tells us of the horrifying X-Files creature who comes up out of toilets to eat you. CRACKED.COM


... TELL US NOW. TYRANIDS Demitrius C. tells us of the Warhammer aliens, They don't call them The Great Devourer for nothing. CRACKED.COM


... TELL US NOW. PREDATORS Ron W. warns, Не can bend light & become invisible, has state-of-the-art weapons, and is a highly skilled hunter. CRACKED.COM


... TELL US NOW. NIBBLONIANS Of the Futurama aliens, Bethany А. warns, Like a dozen of them could eat everything on the planet. CRACKED.COM


... TELL US NOW. GALACTUS Tim S. says, How could it not be Galactus? Не consumes planets. And if you don't have a Fantastic Four around to come up with a plan to help you're pretty much screwed. CRACKED.COM


... TELL US NOW. FRIEZA Michael K. says of the Dragon Ball Z antagonist, Frieza is a literal Destroyer of Worlds. CRACKED.COM


... TELL US NOW. DREJ Tyler S. reflects, Does anybody remember Titan А.Е.? Made of pure energy, blew up the Earth, and wiped out the entire human population save for a handful. CRACKED.COM

The Doctor / Timelords

... TELL US NOW. THE DOCTOR/ TIMELORDS Simon W. says, If we go by body count alone, this one must rank quite highly. CRACKED.COM


... TELL US NOW. CALVIN Mike S. says of the 2017 film antagonist, Holy crap that thing was devious. Underrated movie. CRACKED.COM


... TELL US NOW. MORK Lawrence W. jokes of the beloved Robin Williams character, All that improvisation, and those rainbow suspenders? Forget it, you're done. CRACKED.COM


... TELL US NOW. E.T. John R. makes a case for the danger of the cutest alien: An alien who can make complex machines from rubbish (he made a communications device). Can psychically control people (he made Elliott parrot the scenes of a movie when he was in school). Can drain health from people (he was ill and drained the health of Elliott). CRACKED.COM


... TELL US NOW. ALF/ MELMACIANS Jason S. warns, His assimilation into a human household was relatively quick and easy. If his fellow Melmacians decided to do the same, they'd easily infiltrate the earth by grabbing families by their hearts. Once fully established, the Melmacians could easily turn and betray us. Hide your cats. CRACKED.COM


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