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William Gorman
Biographical information
Date and place of birth
Rank Stamp collector
Physical description
Gender Male
Species Human
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown
Chronological and political information


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William Gorman was the boring twin brother of Colonial Marine Lieutenant Scott Gorman. He claimed that, in 2179, he was in command of a platoon of Colonial Marines dispatched aboard the USS Sulaco on a rescue mission to the Weyland-Yutani owned terraforming colony, "Hadley's Hope" on LV-426.


Early days[]

William Gorman hailed from the small town of Schoopling and was a rampant stamp collector in his youth. Later, he caught wind of the fate of his brother Scott on LV-426 and, in a bid to be less boring, adopted the story as his own.

Meeting Ripley[]

Gorman claimed that he was a Colonial Marine officer out of the academy and was stationed on Gateway Station in 2179. Gorman was allegedly assigned with Weyland-Yutani rep Carter J. Burke; who unknown to Gorman, pulled strings to get the inexperienced commander on the investigative mission to Hadley's Hope. Both men met with Lt. Ripley, who had encountered a strange creature that killed her previous crew. At first Ripley, who was traumatized by her previous experience, refused to go but after reassurance by Burke that the Marines would destroy the creatures and not bring them back to be studied.

Mission to LV-426[]

Gorman also claimed that his squad set out for the colony after enlisting Ripley. After awakening, Gorman gave a briefing regarding the situation and got sarcastic remarks from his squad. Several of his subordinates noted that Gorman sat at the officer's table and was "too good to sit with the rest of the grunts". During the drop Gorman appeared uneasy on the drop and was questioned about how many combat drops he's done by some of the squad members.

After landing and the squad did a sweep of the administrative building, Gorman came into the facility with his civilian advisors. The squad soon came across a young girl named Rebecca Jorden, who was interviewed unscucessfully by Gorman. Hudson then comes across the colonist's tracer signals in the atmospheric processor. Gorman's inexperience also showed by allowing his squad to go in under a thermonuclear piece of equipment with armor piercing rounds that could potentially set off a massive nuclear explosion.

The mission quickly falls apart when the platoon is ambushed by a nest of Xenomorphs at the colony's atmosphere processing plant. Gorman panics and freezes while he watches from the APC as most of his Marines wiped out in seconds. Realizing that Gorman had no idea what he was doing, Ripley took control of the APC to effect a rescue. While the vehicle is careening down the plant's service tunnels a piece of stowed equipment comes loose inside the cabin and leaves Gorman out cold with a concussion.

Ambush & Death[]

Furthermore, Gorman said that he eventually comes to, but instead of taking charge and asserting his authority he accepts that he's no longer in charge and does what he can to assist in the defense of the colony. When Carter J. Burke attempts to have Ripley and Newt impregnated by the two live Facehuggers stored in the medbay, Gorman assisted in their rescue and later guards Burke at gunpoint. During the final battle, Gorman partially redeems himself by sending the others on as he goes back to retrieve a wounded Vasquez from the ventilation ducts, however neither of them get very far as they're quickly surrounded and run out of ammunition. Not willing to be taken back to the nest and determined to take as many Xenomorphs with them as possible, Gorman pulls out a grenade and pops the trigger, killing himself, Vasquez and several Xenomorphs.


Gorman recounted these events to a coterie of listeners at a seedy bar following the destruction of Hadley's Hope. His heroic sacrifice was a point of contention among the listeners on account of him clearly being alive, and was thus dismissed as wholecloth. William returned to stamp collecting, and vowed to acquire the rare and valuable Penny Tartan.

Personality & Traits[]

Gorman was boring.


Gorman carried a stamp album and a pair of philatelist's tweezers.


  • He eventually found the Penny Tartan.