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Carl "Frank" Ellis is an convicted felon who has served many years of his life sentence on Fiorina 161 and is a good friend of Thomas Murphy.


Frank was an inmate on Fiorina 161 in 2179, when Ellen Ripley crash landed on the prison planet after an EEV ejected her along with Corporal Hicks, Newt and Bishop from the USS Sulaco due to the presence of the facehugger. The facehugger eventually emerged from the wreckage of the EEV and impregnated the prison dog, Spike. A Xenomorph eventually ruptured from Spike and quickly matured to its adult form. It began a killing spree in the prison, causing mass hysteria among the prisoners. Superintendent Andrews tried to take control of the situation, but was killed by the alien during his "rumor control".

Ripley rallies the inmates and proposes they pour Quinitricetyline, a highly flammable toxic waste which is stored at the facility, into the ventilation system and ignite it to flush out the creature. Frank is killed when the alien leaps out of a dark shaft and grabs him. As a result, he drops a paintbrush full of Quinitricetyline, which in turn causes a massive explosion that killed several prisoners.

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It is hinted that he was sentenced to Fiorina 161 for raping and murdering women, as he states that the only way to have a good relationship is to treat women abusively.


  • In a scene deleted from Alien 3, Frank was one of two prisoners who drag a deceased ox into the slaughterhouse. This scene was restored in the Assembly Cut of the film.
  • He makes a brief cameo in Alien: Isolation where his name appears in the Sevastolink computers messages.