Fictional character traits
Xenomorph which literally translates to strange form (Greek xenos – strange, morphe – form)
We’re three letters away from The End, dear blogging friend, so I’m reaching a little with the impossible letter X.
Is this really a fiction characteristic … well, maybe, maybe not. It is, however, a true and existent character format — the alien.
Xenomorph: A highly aggressive endoparasitoid extraterrestrial species. The Xenomorphs are vicious predatory creatures with no higher goals than the propagation of their species and the destruction of anyone standing in the way.
That’s what Hollywood tells us, anyway.
The science fiction world is full of such characters, some more destructive than others. The genre is not a top choice, although I don’t mind watching the occasional film. I’ve chosen books upon recommendation, but most (Ray Bradbury being an exception) did not carry me to the end.
Maybe I haven’t come across the right xenomorph yet, one to keep me riveted. I’m open to suggestions.
Favorite in the sci-fi genre … well, I’m going to go with E.T.
The kid/alien scenes are darling. Then, again, Spielberg can take a grain of sand from the middle of the desert and develop it into the most compelling emotional character.