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Bishop (341-B)
Biographical information
Date and place of birth
Rank Executive Officer
Physical description
Gender Male
Species Synthetic
Hair color Brown
Eye color Hazel
Chronological and political information


Appearances Aliens
Alien 3
Portrayed by Lance Henriksen

Bishop (341-B) was a Synthetic crew member aboard the USS Sulaco in 2179 sent to LV-426's colony to investigate the loss of contact.


Mission to LV-426[]

After waking from hypersleep one of the Marines asks Bishop to do his "knife trick" with Bishop refusing at first. Hudson then gets volenteered by Drake for the trick and holds Hudson down for the knife trick. Bishop knicked himself during the knife trick and inadvertedly revealed that he was an android to Ellen Ripley. Ripley due to her previous encounter with a synthetic, Ash; who was stationed on her previous assaignment reacted negatively to Bishop.

After landing in the facility, Bishop started going through the logs left by the missing colonists and started to work on the dead specimens left in the facility. During this time, Bishop was ordered by Weyland-Yutani Representative Carter Burke to preserve the specimens to be shipped back when the mission was completed. He continued his work as a medic and tending to other support functions while the squad set out to the atmospheric processor, listening in on the Marine's frequencies during the mission.

Rescuing the Survivors[]

Bishop Halved

Bishop Damaged by the Alien Queen.

Bishop commandeers the dropship and rescues Ripley, Newt, and the injured Corporal Hicks by piloting it out of the exploding atmosphere processing station. However, upon landing on the Sulaco, Bishop is ripped in half by the Alien queen that had attached itself to the dropship. When Ripley opens the airlock to expel the Alien queen into space, Bishop saves himself and Newt. Bishop was finally able to earned Ripley's trust and is placed into hypersleep along with Ripley, Newt and Hicks.


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A damaged Bishop on Fury 161.

Bishop was further damaged when the Sulaco ejected the survivors from the ship in an EEV during an "electrical fire" on board. The EEV crash-landed on The Prison world Fiorina "Fury" 161. Cpl. Hicks and Newt were killed in the crash and Bishop's remains were sent to the scrapyard. Bishop was later repaired by Ripley on Fiorina 161 and provided valuable information, concerning the Xenomorph aboard the Sulaco. After giving Ripley the information she wanted, Bishop asked to be disconnected, stating that he could be reworked but never top of the line again; Ripley oblidged him. His remains were retrieved by the Weyland-Yutani rescue team headed by his creator Michael Bishop to retrieve Ripley and the Xenomorphs.

Personality & Traits[]

Bishop was programmed to mimic humanistic reactions to situations, but due to his advanced nature, he also created his own reactions to situations. Following his programming on not allowing harm to come to humans from his actions or inactions; Bishop worked to fufill his programming to get the survivors of the mission away from the dangerous Xenomorphs.


  • Bishop's serial number is A17/TQ2.0.35117E5.