Indiginous only to the Xenomorph home world; Palatines, Chosen Protector or Chosen Few are the elite of the elite in terms of xenomorph castes. The Queen Mother's Queen-sized personal guard, they are tall and gangly, much resembling anorexic Praetorians with long horn-like tines and long pointed cranium. They are the most violent strain of the xenomorph species. Serving only the queen mother they reside in large orb-shaped coccoons outside the royal chamber where they quickly dispatch any outside intruders with their primitive savagery. In the event a Queen Mother dies they will molt into a new one with the aid of royal jelly in the queen's chamber becoming the subordinent leader of all the aliens on the planet.


  • "Palatine" comes from the Latin palatinus, meaning either "imperial" or "imperial official". Normally, it is used to refer to a Roman soldier, a Roman or Byzantine official, a feudal lord, a bishop with palantine powers or the highest dignitary in the Kingdom of Hungary after its king.

See alsoEdit

Xenomorphs (see gallery)
Life Stages
Xenomorph Egg · Facehugger (Queen Facehugger) · Chestburster
Hive Castes
Carrier Xenomorph · Drone Xenomorph · Warrior Xenomorph · Hive Warrior · Praetorian · Ravager Xenomorph · Commander Xenomorph · Palatine · Xenomorph Queen · Empress · Queen Mother · King Alien
Mutated and/or Bioengineered Strains
Acid Alien (Infectoid) · Arachnid Alien · Arachnoid · Bodyburster · Chrysalis · Crusher · Deacon (Trilobite) · Defender · Genetic Drone · Genetic Queen · Giant Facehugger · K-Series · "Leech" · "Newborn Xenomorph" · Razor Claw · Red Xenomorph · Rogue Alien · Scorpion Alien · Smasher · Stalker Xenomorph · White Hybrid · Xenoborg
Host-based Strains
Aqua Alien · Bull Alien · Flying Alien (Flying Queen) · Gorilla Alien · Jock-Xenomorph · Killer Crab Alien · Mantis Alien · Night Cougar Alien · Panther Alien · Predalien · Rhino Alien · Runner · Snake Alien · Swimmer · Swarm Alien · Wild Boar Alien
Related Species (Breeders)
Mala'kak (a.k.a. Engineers or Space Jockeys) · Yautja (a.k.a. Predators)

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