Why didn't the Xenomorphs attack the Newborn in Alien: Resurrection after it killed the Queen?
Posted Mar-08-2016 12:37 PM
Something I've always wondered about Alien: Resurrection was why the Xenomorphs didn't immediately attack the Newborn after it randomly killed the Alien Queen. In ALIENS we learned how connected the Alien species was with one another - one hive mind and all. We learned that the Alien Queen could control her workers and kept them at bay when Ripley threatened to burn the Eggs in her chamber. But even so, the Queen tried to outsmart Ripley and have a few Warrior Aliens sneak up on her. Once Ripley decided to set the nest ablaze, the gloves were off and the Aliens along with their Queen went all out in an attempt to stop and kill Ripley.
In Alien vs. Predator this behavior is once again exhibited by the Aliens as they are called by the Queen to aid in her escape and then were ordered to attack the Predator(s) in hordes to defend their nest.
Why is it, in Alien: Resurrection do the remaining Xenomorphs not mount a last ditch attack against the abomination known as the Newborn after it literally mangles the deffenseless Queen? We know those Aliens were close as they dropped Ripley off to the Queen prior to the Newborn's birth. We also know there were still plenty left on the ship prior to its explosion.
I'm sure the Queen wanted some one-on-one time with Ripley, but once the Queen was dead, would instinct not take over and the Xenos attack anything that could threaten their existence?
I'm not too knowledgable when it comes to trivia for Resurrection, but after viewing it recently I wondered if there was some explanation for this odd behavior. Any thoughts?