“The dumbest successful invasion ever”

Films: Battlefield Earth (2000)

Alias: Terl, Ker, Planetship Numph, Zete, Chirk

Type: Alien

Location: Civilized Area/Eldritch locaiton

Height/Weight: Slightly larger than that of average humans.

Affiliation: Neutral (Ker), Evil (the rest)

Summary: Alien invasions can be rather awful for our kind. At best, we send them back with minimal casualties. At worst, they make our world theirs. Then again...sometimes, we just got to scratch our heads and wonder how in the Hell we got beat in the first place...

History: In the year 3000, Earth got taken over in less than nine minutes by the evil humanoid Psyclos. How exactly is beyond us, considering they have a minimal knowledge of how human society works, nor do they believe humanity to be anything smarter than dirt (hence the term "man-animals"). Our interpretation is that something else wiped out most of humanity, and the Psyclos simply took all the credit. Anyway, Terl is a sort of warden for a few human tribes, having been relegated to such a lowly job due to an unspecified incident with the Senator's daughter. But a resistance is coming, and the Psyclos...aren't actually that well-prepared for it.

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: The human rebellion eventually raids planet Psyclo itself, and blows it up with a single explosion due to how many volatile chemicals are in the atmosphere (just roll with it). Terl is blamed for the calamity, and while his assistant Ker joins the victorious humans, Terl is locked up in a prison made of gold, the very same material he was abusing the humans into mining.

Powers/Abilities: The females have tongues.

Weakness: The atmosphere on our planet, especially the radiation, is incredibly toxic to them.

Scariness Factor: 2-It doesn't matter how intelligent these losers claim to be. They're only slightly intimidating because of the height advantage. Aside from that, they make so many bone-headed decisions that it's impossible to grasp the concept of them taking us over. Also, Terl is a major screw-up among screw-ups, and chews the scenery like it were a cookie.

Trivia: -This film was actually based off a novel that was not only a doorstopper, but seemed to cater more towards the scientology crowd. It wasn't even that well-received either.

-You can thank this film for a number of things. Tanking John Travolta's career after his performance as Terl, Franchise Pictures falling into bankruptcy, annihilating the significance of Roger Christian's directing career, and giving filmgoers a spot for their lists of the worst movies ever made. It's heavily implied that the film was a complete mess due to Travolta's constant interference, as well as some possible collusion with none other than David Miscavige himself.

Image Gallery

Yeah...you paid money to see them in formation and watch this movie too.

So, she's half-Sloth Bear?

"So, our planet is covered in explosive gas? Are we even threatening?"

"Urge to fire agent...rising..."
Fear the blue tone that follows us around EVERYWHERE!

How an actual caveman would fare.

Yes. More renewel. We get it. GO AWAY.