First introduced in 1997 with the release of Aliens: Purge, a one-shot comic written by Ian Edginton, Eloise was an Alien/Synthetic hybrid lifeform created at the Adullam research facility, an outpost that as of the start of the comic was owned by the Adelaide and Bombay Holdings Alliance. This was information that was delivered to its researchers by Colonel Armand Gautier, a representative from their new owners.
Doctor Fred Lichtner operated the Adullam facility, conducting research into how dry leprosy was able to stunt the development of the chestburster stage of the Alien’s life cycle. However, Lichtner had secretly been redirecting funding from the leprosy research into utilizing the Aliens for production of synthetic life forms.
Eloise was not constructed like a typical synthetic. She was grown using the DNA of an Alien Queen. Lichtner was able to “reprogram” the DNA to facilitate her growth. This would allow synthetics to be grown at a fraction of the current costs to manufacture them. He explained the process as…
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