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"Not bad for a human"
—Bishop complementing Ripley for her bravery[src]
Bishop up close
Lance Bishop
Production information
Date created
Date destroyed

August, 2179

Creator

Michael Weyland

Manufacturer

Hyperdyne Systems

Product line

Bishop-series synthetic

Model

341-B

Technical specifications
Gender

Male

Hair color

Brown

Eye color

Hazel

Chronological and political information
Affiliation

USCM

Status

Deactivated

First appearance

Aliens

Last appearance

Alien 3

Portrayed by

Lance Henriksen

Image gallery

Lance Bishop (341-B) was a Synthetic crew member assisting the Colonial Marine Corps aboard the USS Sulaco in 2179 sent to LV-426's colony to investigate the loss of contact.

HistoryEdit

BackgroundEdit

Bishop was assembled on LX-469 and is the latest Hyperdine model designed to study extraterrestrial life. He's a reserve pilot and Med Lab Scientist.

Mission to LV-426Edit

After waking from hypersleep, Private Hudson asked Bishop to do his "knife trick". Bishop refused at first, but then Hudson himself was volunteered to participate by Drake, who held his hand in place while Bishop performed the trick at lightning speed. Bishop accidently cut himself during the knife trick, inadvertantly revealing to Ellen Ripley that he was an android. Ripley, due to her previous unhappy encounter with a synthetic, Ash, who was stationed on her previous assaignment, reacted negatively to Bishop and warned him to stay away from her.

After landing in the facility, Bishop started going through the logs left by the missing colonists and examined the specimens left in the facility. During this time, Bishop was ordered by Weyland-Yutani representative Carter Burke to preserve the specimens to be shipped back when the mission was completed. He continued his work as a medic and tending to other support functions while the squad set out to the atmospheric processor, listening in on the Marine's frequencies during the mission.

Rescuing the SurvivorsEdit

The mission soon went awry; most of the marines were killed and their dropship destroyed. Bishop volunteered to crawl through a pipe down to the colony's transmitter, in order to remote-pilot the Sulaco's other dropship down to the planet, although he remarked "I'd prefer not to. I may be synthetic but I'm not stupid." Bishop successfully retrieved the dropship and rescued Ripley, Newt, and the injured Corporal Hicks by piloting it out of the exploding atmosphere processing station. However, upon landing on the Sulaco, Bishop was ripped in half by the Alien queen that had attached itself to the dropship. When Ripley opened the airlock to expel the Alien queen into space, Bishop saved himself and Newt from following her out the airlock. Bishop had finally earned Ripley's trust and was placed into hypersleep along with Ripley, Newt and Hicks.

DeactivationEdit

Bishop was further damaged when the Sulaco ejected the survivors from the ship in an EEV during an "electrical fire" on board. The EEV crash-landed on the prison world Fiorina "Fury" 161. Turk (who was mistaken for Hicks) and Newt were killed in the crash and Bishop was deemed to be damaged beyond repair, so what remained of him was sent to the scrapyard. Ripley later recovered Bishop's remains and reactivated him, and he confirmed that there was a facehugger aboard the Sulaco. After giving Ripley the information she wanted, Bishop asked to be disconnected, stating that while he could be reworked, he would never be top of the line again and would therefore prefer to be nothing; Ripley obliged. His remains were retrieved by the Weyland-Yutani rescue team headed by his creator, Michael Weyland.

Personality & TraitsEdit

Bishop was programmed to mimic humanistic reactions to situations, but due to his advanced nature, he also created his own reactions to situations. Following his programming on not allowing harm to come to humans from his actions or inactions; Bishop worked to fufill his programming to get the survivors of the mission away from the dangerous Xenomorphs

TriviaEdit

  • Like all the synthetics that appeared in the films, Bishop follows an alphabetical name pattern with regard to the film release dates: Ash, Bishop, Call, David.
  • Bishop had an action figure made of him in the Kenner line of Alien toys, although the figure appears more cybernetic than his film counterpart.

NotesEdit

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