Films: District 9 (2009(
Alias: Prawns, Non-Humans, Christopher Johnson, Little CJ, Paul
Location: Civilized Area
Height/Weight: That of average humans.
Affiliation: Neutral, leaning on Good
Summary: For the last many years, we have grown to distrust and fear any and all intelligent life forms from beyond the stars. But sometimes...they just want a place to stay, or they never asked. But sadly, no one got to telling them how lousy the human race is with handling our OWN "illegal aliens". Pray for these beings. Pray they get away from us as soon as possible...
History: Arriving on a massive mothership above Johannesburg, South Africa in 1982, these aliens ultimately meant no harm, and were merely stranded. Unfortunately, the only place they had to go was a complete shithole of a slum known as District 9, where they were generally abused and mistrusted. However, a brave refugee known as Christopher Johnson has been collecting the stolen alien fuel for years. That is, until the last phase of his plan is undone by a corporate bootlicker named Wikus...then the fuel sprayed all over him. And he began to transform into one of the aliens. As Wikus prepares to eat some humble pie, Christopher must keep himself headstrong while forging an uneasy alliance with the man who had just spent the last good portion of his life butchering his kind.
Notable Kills: Nothing special.
Final Fate: Eventually, Wikus grows a spine, and with Little CJ's help, he gets into a humongous alien mech to decimate the idiots trying to kill Christopher. Both the alien and his son manage to get the ship finally running, and return home, but not before Chris promises Wikus that he'll return in three years to help him turn human again. To this day, Wikus remains in District 10 as an alien with the other marooned ones, hoping for his friend's return as the rest of world wonders what exactly the other aliens will do in three years...
Powers/Abilities: Prawns are ridiculously intelligent, and have access to colossal war machines filled to the prim with different weapons, mostly laser guns.
Weakness: Anything conventional.
Scariness Factor: 2-The aliens here dance a VERY fine line between ugly and cute with their Cthulhu-looking faces combined with those adorable big eyes. And while they have violent tendencies and powerful technology, it is us who are the monsters here. We did nothing to help them get back into space, we made them feel less than worth the lives they were given, and really, only a thoughtless asshole would dare try to harm any of these beings. Let's be thankful that they spawned a niche group on the internet in love with giving them things like love and peace. Good on you, Deviantart! No, really.
Trivia: -This film's marketing was something, with websites popping up revolving around either the government's propaganda regarding the aliens, or Christopher's own website decrying the humans for spreading falsehoods. In-universe, he got detained for that, but managed to keep it up by remaining anonymous. He also posted something about having two other kids named Oliver and Sherry.
-This whole film exists because Peter Jackson chose Neil Blomkamp to direct an adaptation of "Halo". And when that inevitably went overbudget, Blomkamp was given the remaining money to make whatever he wanted. Needless to say, he put it to good use.