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Action Hero of the Week: Ellen Ripley

Posted on January 5, 2011 by

In case you didn’t notice the name change, Real Men of Action is now the Action Hero of the Week, mainly so we can start highlighting some of action’s greatest women as well, and what better way to kick it off then with one of the greatest action heroines, Ellen Ripley of the Alien franchise.

Name: Ellen Ripley

Occupation: Warrant Officer of the Nostromo, Consultant for Weyland-Yutani

Family: Daughter (name unknown)

Allies: The crew of the Nostromo, Newt, Lieutenant Gorman, Private Hudson, Private Vasquez, Corporal Hicks, Sergeant Apone, Bishop, inmates of Fury 16 prison

Enemies: Xenomorphs, Alien Queen, Carter Burke, Ash

Weapon(s) of Choice: Pulse Rifle, Flamethrower, Grenades, Exo Suit cargo lifter

Body Count: Unknown (tons of Aliens)

Memorable Quote: “Get away from her you bitch!”

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