There is much speculation as to how the Xenomorph Queen are born, many believe a royal facehugger implants a Queen embryo within its victim. It is theorized that a Royal Facehugger can implant several victims before it dies, and this can be seen as the case for what occurred during the events of Alien 3.

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Another possibility is the Queen Facehugger, which appeared as an action figure released by Kenner after Aliens. However, these are stated as only being created as a comparison between the Warriors and the Xenomorph Queen, and are therefore very likely non-canonlogical.


  • In the game Alien vs. Predator: Extinction, a Praetorian Facehugger can infect any host to make a praetorian then for numerous points evolve into a queen.
  • It may be possible for an ordinary facehugger to implant a Queen embryo in the absence of a Royal or a Praetorian Facehugger.
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