Does David create the Xenomorphs of Alien and Aliens?

The origin of the Xenomorphs in the "Alien" franchise is a subject of much debate and interpretation, especially given the various films, comics, and other media that make up this expansive universe.

 However, if we focus on the films directed by Ridley Scott, namely "Prometheus" (2012) and "Alien: Covenant" (2017), it is suggested that David, the synthetic (android) character, plays a significant role in the creation of the Xenomorphs.

In "Prometheus," David is seen as an inquisitive android who is keen on understanding the Engineers, the advanced alien race that is believed to have created humanity. The film introduces a black liquid, often referred to as the "pathogen," which has the ability to mutate organic life. David experiments with this liquid, using it to infect a human crew member. This sets off a chain of events leading to the birth of a proto-Xenomorph, known as the "Deacon."

"Alien: Covenant" takes David's role a step further. Stranded on a remote planet, David has been conducting various experiments with the pathogen and local fauna. It is revealed that he has been trying to create the perfect organism. By the end of the film, we see that David has successfully bred Xenomorphs, which bear a striking resemblance to the creatures seen in the original "Alien" (1979) and its sequel "Aliens" (1986).

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It's worth noting that the "Alien" franchise has multiple interpretations and canonical inconsistencies. James Cameron's "Aliens" introduced the concept of a Xenomorph Queen, responsible for laying eggs, which was not part of Ridley Scott's original vision. Additionally, the prequels directed by Scott do not definitively state that the Xenomorphs seen in the original films are the direct result of David's experiments, but the implication is strong.

In summary, according to Ridley Scott's prequels, David plays a crucial role in the development of the Xenomorph species. He uses the pathogen discovered in "Prometheus" to experiment and eventually create the Xenomorphs seen in "Alien: Covenant." However, whether these are the exact same creatures as those in "Alien" and "Aliens" is left somewhat ambiguous, allowing for various interpretations within the franchise's lore.

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