Clive William was one of the inmates in the Fiorina “Fury” 161 Class C Work Correctional Unit and stayed on after Weyland-Yutani had closed the prison down.
Clive was killed by the Xenomorph when the prisoners were using themselves as bait to lure the Xenomorph into the lead mold. Clive appears in 1992’s Alien 3 and is played by Clive Mantle.
Clive was sentenced to life imprisonment on Fiorina 161 for murder.
Ripley’s Arrival on Fiorina 161
An EEV, ejected from the USS Sulaco, carrying Ellen Ripley, Corporal Hicks, Newt and Bishop the android crashed onto Fiorina 161 in 2179. There was just one survivor – Ellen Ripley.
When Ripley is recovering Bishop’s remains in the junkyard, a group of prisoners including Clive attempt to rape Ripley. Dillon beats them with a metal bar before Ripley leaves.
After Superintendent Andrews was killed, Clive was among the prisoners who asked who should lead them. The prisoners come up with a plan to use quinitricetyline to lure the Xenomorph into the toxic waste disposal unit. The chemical is ignited too early which results in a chain reaction of fire and explosions. Many prisoners are killed but Clive survives.
Ripley and Dillon then convince the remaining prisoners to use themselves as bait to lure the Xenomorph into the lead mold. When the Xenomorph appears, Gregor and Clive get lost in the corridors but manage to avoid coming into contact with the beast.
Eventually, Clive is killed by the Xenomorph. Later, Ripley finds his body.
Actor Clive Mantle did an interview about his time on Alien 3 with Starlog Magazine in 1992. You can read a little bit about what he had to say on Strange Shapes.
Some earlier drafts of the script had Golic kill many inmates including Clive in the prison’s abattoir. He later shows their bodies to Michael Bishop when he arrives.
Alien 3 Novelization (1992 Novel)
In the Alien 3 novelization by Alan Dean Foster, Clive appears as in the film. The novelization mostly follows the same path as the Alien 3 Assembly Cut.
Alien 3 Comic (1992 Comic)
The Alien 3 Comic is a mixture of the theatrical and assembly cut with some new additions.
- You never see Clive die in the theatrical or special edition of the film. However, in the novelization, Ripley sees Eric and Clive’s bodies mangled together.