Ovomorphs (A.K.A "Xenomorph Eggs") are the initial stage in the lifecycle of most Xenomorphs.
Ovomorphs are known to have two ways of being produced, the most common form of creation for Ovomorphs are the result of an egg laying Queen. The second form however is through a process known as "Eggmorphing", which doesn't require the use of a queen. This process means that other Xenomorphs can take non-Xenomorph matter and transform the matter into a new generation ovomorph. So far the only caste known to perform such a feat are the Drones, however it is possible that other castes can do this as well.
Abilities and MannerismsEdit
Eggs can sense suitable nearby prey through unknown means, and will open upon doing so. They are able to identify whether a host is suitable through an unknown means, possibly through the detection of movement or body heat. Despite their roots, eggs cannot get around themselves and rely on adult aliens to move them into positions where they can strike.
Eggs develop in 3 different ways.
- Praetorian Egg: Normal eggs can cocoon themselves and molt into Praetorian eggs which hold Praetorian Facehuggers.
- Swollen Egg: In the game Alien vs. Predator: Extinction a Queen could lay eggs that contained up to four facehuggers, depending on the number conditions of the hive, further proof of the Alien's adaptive evolution.
- Swollen Praetorian Egg: A Swollen egg also features in AvP:E. It holds one Praetorian Facehugger while the rest are just normal facehuggers.