Films: Independence Day (1996), Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Alias: The Harvesters
Location: Civilized Area/Desert
Height/Weight: Ranges from that of an average human to that of a large building.
Summary: We already hate those kinds of people who take and take and take and never give back. So why should we feel any different when alien races think the same way. Or if, like those people, they flaunt their superiority with increasingly ludicrous technology...
History: These aliens have been around for quite some time. They hop from one planet to the other, ravaging civilizations and sucking the lands dry of their resources so that these conquerors may improve their tech and expand their empire. The only beings they fear are the Spheres, the last of which having formed an intergalactic alliance full of refugees from wrecked planets. But the human race is unaware of this special club, and now has to contend with perhaps some of the most gargantuan Motherships ever conceived.
Notable Kills: Any time a major city gets totaled, it's gonna be in one single decisive shot...
Final Fate: The first Mothership is taken out by a computer virus that disables its shields and gets it blasted into being nothing more than a crashed scrap heap for the humans to pillage and improve their own technology. Years later, the aliens come back with an even bigger arsenal. But they get beaten all the same, with the continent-sized Harvester Warship having to retreat after its queen is shot down and killed. The Sphere then rubs salt in the wound by putting humanity in a significant place in power of the alliance.
Powers/Abilities: The aliens themselves are telepathic, and can communicate through humans. The queens can also fire lasers, and come with their own shields.
Weakness: Anything conventional for the standard aliens, while the queen has to disable its own shields to fire its laser.
Scariness Factor: 4.5-By themselves, the aliens are hideous, foul-smelling, kill-happy monsters who just want to see entire civilizations die. But what really makes them a cut above the rest is their tech. Their war machines are the stuff of nightmares, capable of wiping entire cities off the map, or in some cases, disabling gravity and creating a rain of buildings. In short, where these aliens go, the apocalypse follows.
Trivia: -Hilariously, director Roland Emmerich tried to get the Pentagon's help for the first film, which almost worked right up until he brought up Area 51. Only THEN did the government stop helping him. Yeah, you folks just keep trying to convince us that there's nothing there.
-Another funny government-related blunder was how the first film was banned from Lebanon for DARING to show Israeli and Iraqi people fighting alongside each other in harmony. Cry us a river...