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Title: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: bov930527 on Aug 09, 2012, 02:17:25 PM
PROLOGUE

I've quit these forums for a while, but after the Prometheus went out and now with Aliens:Colonial Marines visible on the horizon, I decided to come back here and see what is up. With all the fannames that are been used, both old and new ones, I found it somewhat... confusing to read threads and sometimes have no idea what people are referring to. Some things I remember from the "back in the days", others I've forgotten. So, I decided to make this "Fan Dictionary", seen as I did not found something similar around. Just remembering how hard it was for me to follow discussions when I first joined, I'm sure you will agree.

The "AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary" is an easy-to-follow dictionary of definitions of names that people have given to various stuff from the movies and are often used on this very and other sites. Almost all of the names/words that you will find here are made by fans and fans (production crew). Meaning that they are never sad in the movies. Perhaps in special commentaries, comics, games, but never in the movies. Meaning that it's not allways enough to just have watched the films to understand them. Some of the words can be figured out by their very sound, others are a bit more tricky. And that's where this dictionary plays its hand.


INSTRUCTIONS

1. The words that are been described are italicized.
2. Their definition and origin have underlines.
3. The definition gives away the nature of the object while its origin tries to put some logic behind it.
4. There will allways be two letters in caps to the left of an object. (MR) means "movie reference", since the name clearly refers to a movie, while (FR) means "fan reference", something that relates to discussion on these boards and have nothing to do with the franchise cinema (that includes games aswell, since it is a general consensus that games are not a part of the official canon, well, at least not untill A:CM comes out and proves us wrong (which it didn't, now that it's out)).


THE DICTIONARY


A

Anytime (MR)
Definition: The main predator from "Predator". Origin: After killing Mac the predator whispers "Anytime" to Dillon.


B

Berserk(er) (MR)
Definition: One of the three main antagonists predators in "Predators", the one that fights Royce in the end. Also referred to as "Mr. Black". Origin: I guess it looks like he rage a lot.

Black Goo
Definition: The black liquid seen in Prometheus that, upon been interacted with, does some unexpected and crazy sh*t. Origin: It does look like goo, and it's black, so...


C

Canon (FR)
Definition: This one is quiet tricky to explain, but what it really means is which parts of the Alien/Predator/Alien vs Predator universe you accept as truth/legit. For example Ridley Scott doesn't consider AvP movies "canon" to alien films and therefore might not have any connection with them in his newer films or even outright contradict them. It is your choice as a human being to consider parts of this franchise as "truth" and others not. And that "truth" is your canon. Origin: Unknown.

Celtic (MR)
Definition: One of the three antagonists (or maybe protagonists?) predators in "Alien vs. Predator". The one that fights an alien for several minutes and manages to capture it with a net only to have his brains blown out by it; the second predator that dies in the movie. Origin: My most honest guess is that the mask design of this predator reminds of celtic culture. Celts were a linguistic entity in Europe before Roman Empire, ca 800-450 B.C. For more info you'll have to look up "Celts" and their culture on wiki or in a history book. 

Chestburster (MR)
Definition: A newborn alien that has just popped out of someones chest. Origin: Aliens do burst through rib cage when they "exit" the human body.

Chet (MR)
Definition: The mix of alien and predator in both Alien vs Predator films, the one that pops out of a predator chest in the end of "Alien vs. Predator" and the one that predators fight in "Aliens vs Predator: Requiem". Also referred to as "Pred(-)alien"/"Pred(-)xeno". Origin: Unknown.

Chopper (MR)
Definition: One of the three antagonists (or maybe protagonists?) predators in "Alien vs. Predator". The first predator to die in the movie, killed by an alien right after kicking Alexa. Origin: The long blade that this predator pulls out on his right arm can be thought of as a chopper, that he "chopps" people with.

Classic (Predator) (MR)
Definition: The predator that is strapped to the totem in "Predators", the one that fights with another predator near the end of the film. Origin: Unlike the rest of the predators in the film, this one shares a very similar design with the predators from the first two films.

Combistick (MR)
Definition: "Spear" that is used by the main antagonist predator in "Predator 2". Origin: I assume that "combi" is a reference to "combat" and "stick" is, well, a stick.


D

Deacon (MR)
Definition: The "alien"-creature that appears in the very end of Prometheus. Also referred to as "Proto(-)alien/Proto(-)xeno". Origin: The pointy back of its head has shape like that of a hat of a real-life deacon.

Derelict (MR)
Definition: The abandoned alien ship in "Alien", the one in which Kane gets a spider-like creature attached to his face. Origin: It's what looks to be an abandoned alien space ship, and one of the real-life definitions of the word "derelict" is conveniently "abandoned ship".

Disc (MR)
Definition: The "dics" that the main antagonist predator uses to fight Harrigan with in their last fight. Also referred to as "Smart(-)disc". Origin: Well, the thing does look like some form of disc, doesn't it?


E

E(.)U(.) (FR)
Definition: Extended Universe. Everything in the franchise that is beyond movies, such as comics, games, books, etc. Origin: Sort of speaks for itself.

Eggbarfing (MR)
Definition: When an alien impregnates creatures directly throat-to-throat with more aliens. Origin: What Chet/Predalien/Predxeno does in "Aliens vs Predator: Requiem" to pregnant women, meaning when it sort of "barfs" small aliens into them. The subject is highly debated regarding whether this function is inherited by all aliens or is simply a genetic mutation bound to Chet/Predalien/Predxeno.

Eggmorphing (MR)
Definition: The process of humans "transforming" into alien eggs. Origin: In the deleted scene of "Alien" (though it is part of the film in Director's Cut), Ripley finds her crew to be attahced to walls and covered with some sort of slime. It is believed that the alien wanted them to, by some complicated biological/chemical process, sort of "morph" into eggs.


F

Facehugger (MR)
Definition: Little creatures with eight leggs/fingers and a tail. These are the things that "injest" aliens into human bodies. Origin: They attach themselves to their victims via face, in order to "plant" an alien. 

Falconer (MR)
Definition: One of the three antagonists predators in "Predators", the one that fights yakuza guy towards the end of the film. Origin: He uses a sort of flying little "robot" to keep track of things. The robot is called "Predator Falcon", hence "Falconer".


G

Grid (MR)
Definition: The alien from "Alien vs. Predator" that kills two predators. Origin: After been captured in a net by a predator the net has made scars in its scin that resemble a grid pattern.


H

Hammerpede (MR)
Definition: The "snake-thinny" that attacks and kills Millburn in "Prometheus". Origin: Unknown.


I

"Im...must...go" (FR)
Definition: What the Elder Predator says at the end of a fan-made script of "Predator 3: Vengeance for Wolf". Origin: http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=20274.0 (http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=20274.0)


J

(Space) Jockey (MR)
Definition: The dead, giant creature seen in "Alien", in the scene where Lambert, Dallas and Kane find its remains. This is also postulated to be the creature in "Prometheus", referred to as "Engineer". Origin: It is believed that the creature in "Alien" was the jockey of a crashed alien ship, known as the "Derelict".


K

Kane's Son (MR)
Definition: the main alien in "Alien", the one that kills the crew of "Nostromo" (except Ripley). Origin: It pops out of Kane's chest while the crew are having a meal.


L

Laser Mine(s) (MR)
Definition: A weapon that the main predator antagonist/protagonist is using to kill aliens with in "Aliens vs Predator: Requiem". Upon been attached to a ceiling or wall it shoots laser beams to the opposite wall of the corridor/room that, when passed through, cuts through (alien) tissue. Origin: The weapon is shooting laser beams and can be attached to a wall or ceiling and activated when someone tries to pass by.

Lurker (FR)
Definition: An alien design formed after Kane's Son (the alien from the 1979 "Alien" film) from the upcaming game "Aliens: Colonial Marines". Origin: It is often agreed upon that the distinct tactic of Kane's Son was to lurk in the dark and wait for its prey.


M

Mr. Black (MR)
Definition: One of three main antagonists predators in "Predators", the one that fights another predator and faces Royce in the end. Origin: The "eye sockets" on this predator's mask seem to be very black and quickly captures the eye.


N

Netgun (MR)
Definition: One of the items in a predators wrist gauntlet that shoots a net at the enemy. It is seen used in "Alien vs. Predator", where a predator first shoots it at Maxwell Stafford (Mr. Weylands assistent/bodyguard/whatever he is) and then at an alien. Origin: I think this one pretty much speaks for itself. (But if it doesn't... Well, it's a gun that shoots net. Happy?)

Newborn (MR)
Definition: The human/alien hybrid we see in the last act of "Alien: Resurrection", the one that gets his body "decompressed" and sucked out in space at the end of the film. Origin: I'm guessing, and bare with me, since this is a guess, but it's because this monster is something completely new to the franchise and since it gets literally born in front of our eyes, here you go.


O


P

Praetorian (FR)
Definition: The "├╝ber-guard" of alien/xenomorph hives. It looks like a mix of warrior and queen. You can see it in many comics and games of the "Alien"/"Predator"/"Aliens vs. Predator" franchise. Origin: Historically, Praetorians were bodyguards of Roman Emperors. Seen as praetorians protect queen and the hive, it is not hard to see the connection. (Personally, I find this "fanname" my favorite one. Much more original and creative than all those uninspired "predxeno", "protoalien", "hammerpede" nicknames.)

Pred(-)alien/Pred(-)xeno (MR)
Definition: The mix of alien and predator in both Alien vs Predator films, the one that pops out of a predator chest in the end of "Alien vs. Predator" and the one that predators fight in "Aliens vs Predator: Requiem". Also referred to as "Chet". Origin: Half an alien/xeno, half a pred.

"Predator 3: Vengeance for Wolf" (FR)
Definition: A fan-made script of the next predator film. Origin: http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=20274.0 (http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=20274.0).

Pred(ator) hound(s) (MR)
Definition: The wild "dog"-like creatures that attack humans in "Predators". Origin: "A hound is a type of dog that assists hunters by tracking or chasing the animal being hunted" - Wiki. Hence, predator hounds. Because that's what they are, kind of.

Proto(-)alien/Proto(-)xeno (MR)
Definition: The "alien"-creature that appears in the very end of Prometheus. Also referred to as "Deacon". Origin: It is a common belief that this creature is some sort of an early-evolution prototype of the all-feared and beloved alien we know.

Pussyface (MR)
Definition: The main predator antagonist in "Predator 2", the one that Harrigan fights in the end of the movie. Origin: What Harrigan calls the predator in the film.


Q


R


S

Spitter (FR)
Definition: An alien concept from "Aliens: Colonial Marines". The one that has green glowing tubes on its back and spits acid at folks from a distance. Origin: It spits acid.


T


U


V


W

Wolf (MR)
Definition: The main predator antagonist/protagonist in "Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem", the one that fights all the aliens and kills Chet in the end. Origin: Lone wolf? I guess.


Y


X


Z



NOTE!

I'm a looong way from finished. I will be updating this thread every once in a while when I got some sparetime on my hands. I will greatly appreciate any suggestions and/or corrections to make this dictionary as easy as possible to use. You may also have noted that origins of many words are "unknown". That is true, I don't know why Chopper is "Chopper" for example. Is it a reference to "Predator", when Dutch screams "Get to da chopper!"? I allways thought that, but I know I'm wrong. Or maybe is it because he "chopps" things? In short, I'd be very happy to get some info, so feel free to post any.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Hellspawn28 on Aug 09, 2012, 06:19:59 PM
Nice thread. I won't mind to see this thread sticky.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: chrisr232007 on Aug 09, 2012, 06:20:53 PM
Great Tread Idea
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Omegamorph on Aug 09, 2012, 06:36:07 PM
Quote from: bov930527 on Aug 09, 2012, 02:17:25 PMOrigin: I guess it looks like he rage a lot.
Production crew nickname.

Quote from: bov930527 on Aug 09, 2012, 02:17:25 PM
Origin: Unknown.
A group of literary works that are generally accepted as representing a field.

Quote from: bov930527 on Aug 09, 2012, 02:17:25 PM
Origin: My most honest guess is that the mask design of this predator reminds of celtic culture. Celts were a linguistic entity in Europe before Roman Empire, ca 800-450 B.C. For more info you'll have to look up "Celts" and their culture on wiki or in a history book. 
Also production crew nickname.

Quote from: bov930527 on Aug 09, 2012, 02:17:25 PM
Origin: Unknown.
Production crew nickname.

Quote from: bov930527 on Aug 09, 2012, 02:17:25 PM
Origin: Unknown.
Let me guess... uh... production nickname. Filmmakers thought the pointy back of the head resembled a Deacon's hat.

Quote from: bov930527 on Aug 09, 2012, 02:17:25 PM
Origin: Well, the thing does look like some form of disc, doesn't it?
Also production crew nickname.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: ShadowPred on Aug 09, 2012, 07:09:00 PM
OMG, the work this must take to do. I sure hope this person is looking at ALL threads from 2006 and up, those early years should definitely reveal some definitions and lulz.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Omegamorph on Aug 09, 2012, 07:11:10 PM
Wolfctopus -- fictional monstrous deity, parody of the Wolf Predator in Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem and its fans. Origin: Member OmegaZilla posted a crudely made image edit portraying an octopus with the Wolf Predator's head. Link to original post (http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=30590.msg675338#msg675338).
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Cvalda on Aug 09, 2012, 07:14:34 PM
Space Tapir demands an entry.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Bat Chain Puller on Aug 09, 2012, 07:16:50 PM
Quote from: Cvalda on Aug 09, 2012, 07:14:34 PM
Space Tapir demands an entry.

Space Tapir. Love child of Cvalda and Bat Chain Puller.

Cvalda did all the work conceiving the child. I just took her egg and fertilized it into a Youtube sensation.

Spoiler

Anything can and does happen

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg42.imageshack.us%2Fimg42%2F715%2Fiangrants.png&hash=27ddb104fbc5fe24f9bd5298a73ea1c73d22f660)
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Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Omegamorph on Aug 09, 2012, 07:18:33 PM
Quote from: Cvalda on Aug 09, 2012, 07:14:34 PM
Space Tapir demands an entry.
Fictional parody of the Space Jockey suit in Prometheus, with its head and a tapir body, due to the suit's resemblance to this animal. Origin: its first mention is unknown, but it has spread thanks to member Cvalda and her photoshop works depicting the creature, which inspired other users.

Quote from: Bat Chain Puller on Aug 09, 2012, 07:16:50 PM
Space Tapir. Love child of Cvalda and Bat Chain Puller.

Cvalda did all the work conceiving the child. I just took her egg and fertilized it into a Youtube sensation.

Spoiler

Anything can and does happen

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg42.imageshack.us%2Fimg42%2F715%2Fiangrants.png&hash=27ddb104fbc5fe24f9bd5298a73ea1c73d22f660)
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:laugh: That also.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: ShadowPred on Aug 09, 2012, 07:19:58 PM
Prometheans should be added as it should mean that new members after Prometheus appeared started topics that made no sense and also who contributed nothing at all in the Prometheus board, and instead turned into a shitfest.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Cvalda on Aug 09, 2012, 07:22:41 PM
Quote from: Bat Chain Puller on Aug 09, 2012, 07:16:50 PM
Space Tapir. Love child of Cvalda and Bat Chain Puller.
Spoiler
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F26.media.tumblr.com%2Ftumblr_m13mb5LgcS1qzzllso1_500.gif&hash=74ec470cb5d878a43b2772bd20cf9e37a6e74391)
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which makes you...
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(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fcollider.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2Flogan-marshall-green-lonely-hunter.jpg&hash=f7603c69a74d183955a9fad8743bfd1b965d5e14)
Spoiler
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2F1e70j.gif&hash=5b8ec8b422ef7a1746152e1c405aea81571b7681)
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Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: ShadowPred on Aug 09, 2012, 07:24:20 PM
Cvalda just loves him to death.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Bat Chain Puller on Aug 09, 2012, 07:25:37 PM
Quote from: Cvalda on Aug 09, 2012, 07:22:41 PM
Quote from: Bat Chain Puller on Aug 09, 2012, 07:16:50 PM
Space Tapir. Love child of Cvalda and Bat Chain Puller.
Spoiler
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F26.media.tumblr.com%2Ftumblr_m13mb5LgcS1qzzllso1_500.gif&hash=74ec470cb5d878a43b2772bd20cf9e37a6e74391)
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which makes you...
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(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fcollider.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2Flogan-marshall-green-lonely-hunter.jpg&hash=f7603c69a74d183955a9fad8743bfd1b965d5e14)
Spoiler
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2F1e70j.gif&hash=5b8ec8b422ef7a1746152e1c405aea81571b7681)
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This chain of events has all sorts of implications ...

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But I am no stranger to being burned by women.  :laugh:
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Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Cvalda on Aug 09, 2012, 07:25:55 PM
Quote from: OmegaZilla on Aug 09, 2012, 07:18:33 PM
Quote from: Cvalda on Aug 09, 2012, 07:14:34 PM
Space Tapir demands an entry.
Fictional parody of the Space Jockey suit in Prometheus, with its head and a tapir body, due to the suit's resemblance to this animal. Origin: its first mention is unknown, but it has spread thanks to member Cvalda and her photoshop works depicting the creature, which inspired other users.
Actually, the term was semi-coined by wmmvrrvrrmm when the first full-length trailer hit back in March. He derided the suit as a "tapir" and I ran with it, making it "Space Tapir".
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Omegamorph on Aug 09, 2012, 07:31:48 PM
Oh, thanks.

Revised: Fictional parody of the Space Jockey suit in Prometheus, with its head and a tapir body, due to the suit (http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w420/ethon86/space-jockey-prometheus.jpg)'s resemblance to this animal. Origin: its first mention goes back to member wmmvrrvrrmm, who defined the suit as 'a thing with a face like a tapir'. It has spread thanks to member Cvalda and her photoshop works depicting the creature.
Link to original post (http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=42494.msg1307349#msg1307349).
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Bat Chain Puller on Aug 09, 2012, 07:34:53 PM
Cvalda is definitely 'the monsters mother'.

First sighting of Space Tapir as a name goes back to 2008 with this little guy.

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(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F365tapirs.files.wordpress.com%2F2008%2F09%2F048-tapir-astronaut.png%3Fw%3D420&hash=e12c95c86fadbfb1acda448aa3b6b89e9043ce51)

But he has none of the charm of our little bastard!
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Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Cvalda on Aug 09, 2012, 07:36:23 PM
Quote from: OmegaZilla on Aug 09, 2012, 07:31:48 PM
Link to original post (http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=42494.msg1307349#msg1307349).

Quote from: wmmvrrvrrmm on Mar 18, 2012, 02:25:07 PM
I remain a fan of Giger's space jockey, I don't think much of this thing with a face like a tapir
:laugh: Brings back memories. All the excitement and drama of that endless months-long buildup. All for nothing :'(
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Bat Chain Puller on Aug 09, 2012, 07:43:39 PM
Quote from: Cvalda on Aug 09, 2012, 07:36:23 PM
All for nothing :'(

Oh Cvalda. Put on your cinematic crucifix and pack up your favorite androids head and climb aboard the space jockey bio-mechanical croissant. Because you we are all still searching.  ;)
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: bov930527 on Aug 09, 2012, 08:43:04 PM
Quote from: OmegaZilla on Aug 09, 2012, 06:36:07 PM
Quote from: bov930527 on Aug 09, 2012, 02:17:25 PMOrigin: I guess it looks like he rage a lot.
Production crew nickname.

Quote from: bov930527 on Aug 09, 2012, 02:17:25 PM
Origin: Unknown.
A group of literary works that are generally accepted as representing a field.

Quote from: bov930527 on Aug 09, 2012, 02:17:25 PM
Origin: My most honest guess is that the mask design of this predator reminds of celtic culture. Celts were a linguistic entity in Europe before Roman Empire, ca 800-450 B.C. For more info you'll have to look up "Celts" and their culture on wiki or in a history book. 
Also production crew nickname.

Quote from: bov930527 on Aug 09, 2012, 02:17:25 PM
Origin: Unknown.
Production crew nickname.

Quote from: bov930527 on Aug 09, 2012, 02:17:25 PM
Origin: Unknown.
Let me guess... uh... production nickname. Filmmakers thought the pointy back of the head resembled a Deacon's hat.

Quote from: bov930527 on Aug 09, 2012, 02:17:25 PM
Origin: Well, the thing does look like some form of disc, doesn't it?
Also production crew nickname.

My gosh, have I been this blind all these years... I thought all these names were made up by you guys.

EDIT: The thing is, "origin" is supposed to bring some sense into equation. It doesn't really matters who "invented" the nickname, the important thing is the thought behind it. Makes it easier to understand it. For example deacon, as you say, production might have found it's head looking similar to the hat of a real-life deacon. Alright then, that explains it. But what about "chopper", what's the story behind it? Is it because he is "chopping" people?
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: delsaber8 on Aug 09, 2012, 10:02:00 PM
Quote from: bov930527 on Aug 09, 2012, 08:43:04 PM
Quote from: OmegaZilla on Aug 09, 2012, 06:36:07 PM
Quote from: bov930527 on Aug 09, 2012, 02:17:25 PMOrigin: I guess it looks like he rage a lot.
Production crew nickname.

Quote from: bov930527 on Aug 09, 2012, 02:17:25 PM
Origin: Unknown.
A group of literary works that are generally accepted as representing a field.

Quote from: bov930527 on Aug 09, 2012, 02:17:25 PM
Origin: My most honest guess is that the mask design of this predator reminds of celtic culture. Celts were a linguistic entity in Europe before Roman Empire, ca 800-450 B.C. For more info you'll have to look up "Celts" and their culture on wiki or in a history book. 
Also production crew nickname.

Quote from: bov930527 on Aug 09, 2012, 02:17:25 PM
Origin: Unknown.
Production crew nickname.

Quote from: bov930527 on Aug 09, 2012, 02:17:25 PM
Origin: Unknown.
Let me guess... uh... production nickname. Filmmakers thought the pointy back of the head resembled a Deacon's hat.

Quote from: bov930527 on Aug 09, 2012, 02:17:25 PM
Origin: Well, the thing does look like some form of disc, doesn't it?
Also production crew nickname.

My gosh, have I been this blind all these years... I thought all these names were made up by you guys.

EDIT: The thing is, "origin" is supposed to bring some sense into equation. It doesn't really matters who "invented" the nickname, the important thing is the thought behind it. Makes it easier to understand it. For example deacon, as you say, production might have found it's head looking similar to the hat of a real-life deacon. Alright then, that explains it. But what about "chopper", what's the story behind it? IS it because he is "chopping" people?

I think chopper has something to do with his huge arm blades. So, yes he chops people.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: bov930527 on Aug 09, 2012, 10:13:56 PM
Mhm, thought so. Ight, it'll do for now, untill someone brings a better explanation.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: SM on Aug 09, 2012, 11:11:07 PM
Quote1. The words that are been described are highlighted by italian.

Any Italian in particular?
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: First Blood on Aug 09, 2012, 11:22:45 PM
Michelangelo.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: SM on Aug 09, 2012, 11:25:26 PM
Awesome.
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F2.bp.blogspot.com%2F_o-v2tRqWXY8%2FSw2z0QldEvI%2FAAAAAAAAByk%2FhoXlJqlvWq8%2Fs1600%2Fmikestatue.jpg&hash=28943237e183e3f2b3291762c6547304d07e00b2)
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: First Blood on Aug 09, 2012, 11:27:21 PM
 :D
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Jegeren on Aug 10, 2012, 01:46:48 AM
Great thread that should be stickied but also summarily updated. This should help some more casual fans greatly. Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: bov930527 on Aug 10, 2012, 06:41:41 AM
Quote from: Jegeren on Aug 10, 2012, 01:46:48 AM
Great thread that should be stickied but also summarily updated. This should help some more casual fans greatly. Keep up the good work.

Thanks man. And yes, I do get the italian thing  ;D
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Omegamorph on Aug 10, 2012, 12:40:50 PM
Why is Wolfctopus not there yet?

HE DEMANDS TO BE MENTIONED.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi35.tinypic.com%2Fa57slu.jpg&hash=a4e2c8ec6047aaf6a8985db75727939834c6defb)

BOW DOWN TO THE MIGHTY BEAST.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Aug 10, 2012, 12:50:52 PM
Awesome list. I'd say the Lost Predators, Chet, Trilobite, and Hammerpede deserve articles as well.

And Stickman and Pred Hounds, if they're not on there.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: ShadowPred on Aug 10, 2012, 05:11:49 PM
Not Trilobite...it should forever be called STARBEAST!
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Kelgaard on Aug 10, 2012, 11:01:23 PM
The Trilobite is the thing that attacked the Engineer, right?

OmegaZilla, you should update your Wolfctopus pic by putting Wolf's head on the Trilobite.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: ShadowPred on Aug 10, 2012, 11:02:35 PM
Yes, but it is Starbeast regardless of what everyone says!
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Aug 11, 2012, 03:11:10 AM
Quote from: Kelgaard on Aug 10, 2012, 11:01:23 PM
The Trilobite is the thing that attacked the Engineer, right?

Yep. Oh, and the Black Goo should be on there as well (if its not, already).
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: RagingDragon on Sep 20, 2012, 06:10:40 AM
Is Stick Man the River Ghost?

Maybe that should be up there too.

This thread is awesome, btw, nice work.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Omegamorph on Sep 20, 2012, 07:50:53 PM
Quote from: Kelgaard on Aug 10, 2012, 11:01:23 PM
OmegaZilla, you should update your Wolfctopus pic by putting Wolf's head on the Trilobite.
HOLY SHIT YES

Wolfilobite.

The new Beast.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: HUGZZ on Sep 21, 2012, 07:13:13 PM
Man, I realy wnt to know where the term "Hammerpede" came from, it's not like it looks like a hammer or a centipede so what's the deal?
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Sep 21, 2012, 07:19:50 PM
Quote from: HUGZZ on Sep 21, 2012, 07:13:13 PM
Man, I realy wnt to know where the term "Hammerpede" came from, it's not like it looks like a hammer or a centipede so what's the deal?

Came from the 'Art of Prometheus' book. I believe the 'hammer' part is because of the hammerhead-esque head, and the 'pede' part because, like a centipede, it looks a bit worm-like.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Omegamorph on Sep 21, 2012, 07:46:26 PM
Name sounds cool, but the 'pede' part makes zero sense. Creature's got no feet -- unless the 'crests' are actually feet. Doesn't seem likely, though. It moves by slithering, and it's not even slug-like.

Best creature in the film anyway.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: bov930527 on Sep 24, 2012, 10:03:39 PM
Quote from: RagingDragon on Sep 20, 2012, 06:10:40 AM
Is Stick Man the River Ghost?

Maybe that should be up there too.

This thread is awesome, btw, nice work.

Thanks, and sorry guys for this taking so much time to update. I've just started my second year in college and admittedly, I 've got a lot less time on my hands than I initially thought I would've. Anyways, I'm making small updates all the time so the dictionary does make progress.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: aliens13 on Nov 26, 2012, 12:42:01 AM
The new alien of the last trailer of Aliens Colonial Marines, the Xeno Boiler. Nice thread, excelent work.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg402.imageshack.us%2Fimg402%2F9769%2Fxenoboler.jpg&hash=58fc725838a03622de33e4833a6f1b95182caa90)
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: TheRaven on Mar 06, 2013, 03:49:02 AM
Just wondering, will you put in the alien from colonial marines that's referred to as 'the raven' in the mission of the same name? C:
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: xeno-kaname on Mar 11, 2013, 07:55:50 PM
I'm surprised that for "Pussyface" you didn't state that it's called that by Danny Glover in the origin section. And I'd say it's pretty straight forward why he called it that..

Crusher, Raven, and Boiler need sections.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: bov930527 on Mar 14, 2013, 09:51:30 PM
Quote from: xeno-kaname on Mar 11, 2013, 07:55:50 PM
I'm surprised that for "Pussyface" you didn't state that it's called that by Danny Glover in the origin section. And I'd say it's pretty straight forward why he called it that..

Crusher, Raven, and Boiler need sections.

Did Harrigan really say that in the film? Damn, my memory is getting to me. Better rewatch ye old predator movies soon. As for the A:CM, I will update stuff in the near future.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: underbound on Mar 27, 2013, 12:21:11 AM
What about the river ghosts in predators. do people forget them it had its own part when they killed it.
does anyone know what im talking about?
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: AliceApocalypse on Apr 30, 2013, 03:20:21 PM
Don't forget "City Hunter" as an alternative to "Pussyface."
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Dark Blade1 on Dec 09, 2014, 02:06:33 PM
Thanks for those words now I can tell my friends that.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Darkblade 25 on Feb 05, 2015, 04:14:10 PM
Thanks for the words when I get the chance I will write them down.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Nov 24, 2015, 03:41:23 PM
I would like to suggest Stompy as the Alien from Alien Isolation (stolen from member SizzyBubbles).
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Xenomrph on Nov 24, 2015, 03:48:43 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Nov 24, 2015, 03:41:23 PM
I would like to suggest Stompy as the Alien from Alien Isolation (stolen from member SizzyBubbles).
I'm for it. I've seen the nickname used on other (non-AvP) forums as well.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: RakaiThwei on Nov 24, 2015, 05:10:08 PM
I would like to suggest Diablo as an alternative nickname to Anytime aka Jungle Hunter. Diablo just sounds so fitting more so than Anytime since Anna refers to the Hunter as El Diablo, and Jungle Hunter just... sounds so generic.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Randomizer on Nov 28, 2015, 08:42:54 AM
Quote from: bov930527 on Aug 09, 2012, 02:17:25 PM
Chet (MR)
Definition: The mix of alien and predator in both Alien vs Predator films, the one that pops out of a predator chest in the end of "Alien vs. Predator" and the one that predators fight in "Aliens vs Predator: Requiem". Also referred to as "Pred(-)alien"/"Pred(-)xeno". Origin: Unknown.

I'm pretty sure "Chet" was actually meant to be "Shit". They sound very similar, and with the negative opinions on both movies (especially AvPR) ...

Very creative.

Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: AliceApocalypse on Oct 06, 2017, 07:16:38 PM
*Thread resurrection

Chet is a character from Weird Science who was turned into a pile of crap.  Also the Predalien from AVPR.  In both references Chet = sh*t.

Original Chet
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/27/1d/8d/271d8d703e4325bba051e9c4156256b8.jpg)

AVPR Chet
(https://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.7-DMgzcgvG9-vQGdccA86wEsDH&pid=15.1&P=0&w=230&h=154)
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: The Old One on Jul 07, 2019, 07:24:24 AM
Snailien = Crap Alien design, usually referring to the extremely K-Y covered AR design inappropriately repurposed for AVP and AVPR and the EU.

Crabator = Crap Predator design, usually distinguished by "special" mandibles but not unrestricted to plasticy skin and eerily human eyes.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Kradan on Jul 24, 2019, 07:07:09 AM
"Crabator" was invented by Voodoo. right?
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: The Old One on Jul 24, 2019, 07:12:52 AM
Yes.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: The Old One on Aug 14, 2019, 03:08:38 AM
Disnox- the Disney, corporation.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Voodoo Magic on Aug 14, 2019, 07:40:06 PM
That's two I created! And to think my Dad said I'd never amount to anything! Take that Dad!!  ;D

Thanks for posting them sis!
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: TheSailingRabbit on Feb 27, 2020, 08:19:48 PM
Bull Dogator - (coined by SailingRabbit) - A Predator with deformed mandibles that now make it look like a bulldog.

Crabator - (coined by Voodoo Magic) A Predator with broken-looking mandibles, most notably any Predator designed by ADI (i.e., Scar).

Dis-Weyland - (coined by Voodoo Magic) A combination of Disney and Weyland-Yutani.

Disnox - (coined by Voodoo Magic) A combination of Disney and Fox.

The Gorman's Fisherman - (coined by Voodoo Magic and SailingRabbit) A horrifying photoshop edit of Lieutenant Gorman's face and the Gorton's Fisherman.

Stompy - (unknown origin) The Alien in Alien: Isolation, named because . . . it stomps.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: FenGiddel on Feb 27, 2020, 09:55:02 PM
Curious.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Voodoo Magic on Feb 27, 2020, 11:31:41 PM
Nicely done Wabbit!!!

These have still yet to be officially added to the Oxford English Dictionary though...  :'(
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Kimarhi on Feb 27, 2020, 11:56:25 PM
From Gamegossip days:

Anytime

the OG Pred.

Pussyface:.

Young sequel Pred.

Spike:

The A3 dogalien.

Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Feb 28, 2020, 12:33:50 AM
I believe Protomorph was invented by fans from a shitty website. However, that one is close to become canon. I could be wrong though  :P
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 28, 2020, 08:09:52 AM
Merged with existing thread.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Voodoo Magic on Feb 28, 2020, 02:39:36 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Feb 28, 2020, 08:09:52 AM
Merged with existing thread.

Hicks be in here like Moses!  ;D

(https://media1.tenor.com/images/853a136385c0e2b1660cd5247279943f/tenor.gif?itemid=7732519)

It seems fitting to call him in this thread... The Great Hicksmoses!!!
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: TheSailingRabbit on Feb 28, 2020, 11:13:33 PM
Hicks-Moses - (coined by Voodoo Magic) One of the AvPGalaxy admins. Possesses the powers of God and the Infinity Gauntlet.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Voodoo Magic on Feb 29, 2020, 12:36:39 AM
 :laugh:

(https://media.tenor.com/images/0b60c301b5209c27fd98ebbb489c87c9/tenor.gif)
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: Voodoo Magic on Mar 05, 2020, 01:20:26 PM
Preddy - Something related to Predator that is pretty.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy's Fan Dictionary
Post by: [cancerblack] on Jun 03, 2020, 06:02:37 AM
Quote from: Kimarhi on Feb 27, 2020, 11:56:25 PM
From Gamegossip days:

Anytime

the OG Pred.

Pussyface:.

Young sequel Pred.

Spike:

The A3 dogalien.




Wait do people not use those anymore?