"We Do NOT Come in Peace"

Film: War of the Worlds (1953)

Alias: None

Type: Alien

Location: Civilized area

Height/Weight: The ships are about as big as two tanks. The average Martian is half the size of an average human.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: Mars is named after the Roman God of bloodshed and war. Why should its inhabitants be any different? Indeed, the locals of the red planet are not fans of diplomacy, and would see it fit that we get bumped off the position as dominant species of Earth.

History: Driven by dreams of conquest, the Martians made their mark on Earth feigning a desire for peaceful integration. Alas, when the gloves came off, any sort of defense that the humans might have had proved utterly useless against the invader's war machines.

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: Alas, it is not a weapon of man that downs the Martians, but a weapon of nature. Literally none of the invaders thought that maybe, just maybe, it would be advisable to check for any form of natural diseases that they might encounter. But no, getting sick did them all in. Better luck next time.

Powers/Abilities: Deep breath...GUNS, TANKS, BOMBS!!! THEY'RE LIKE TOYS AGAINST THEM! In other words, electro-magnetic fields render the ships impervious to anything. They are also equipped with an insanely-hot "death ray" that can melt away at the hardest alloy.

Weakness: Anything conventional if outside the ship, though their immune systems also kind of bite.

Scariness Factor: 3.5-Before the diseases showed up, Earth was quite literally at this race's knees. Unfortunately, it doesn't change the fact that the Martians themselves look like a sentient meatloaf with a Simon Says toy for a face.

Trivia: -In 1938, a special radio broadcast for Halloween telling H.G. Well's original story (narrated by Orson Welles no less) was said to cause more than a bit of panic as people thought that an actual alien invasion was taking place.

-Mars is often considered by the top scientists to be a planet that is just as capable of sustaining life as Earth is. The leading evidence is the presence of a biosphere eerily similar to our own.

Image Gallery

We may look like insects to you, but insects carry PA-LENTY of diseases!

From laser to flamethrower.

If things were slightly more accurate...

The Martians are bad enough, but your massages are even worse!

Even the probes don't look the least bit scary.
The safer route for the Martian air-strike has been taken. We're all doomed.

We built pretty huge cities just to watch them fall.

From war-zone to parking lot.

Red for vaporize and green for burn/vaporize. Really, you can never be too prepared.


We were afraid of THESE GUYS?!

And in a conga line of laser fire, the fleet is destroyed.

One more step and he plops into the water.

"Mind if I grab a smoke?"

Oh, the vice does tight...

This Martian decides to be extra sadistic today.

Pretty sad way to end an invasion when you think about it.
They have it on the 'light death' setting.

Worse light show ever.

This time, the invasion is REALLY running late.

"You're fine, bloke. It's dead. You're just being a drama queen."

"No, seriously. Do you have a smoke?"