This article is about the character in the main continuity. For the character in the comic continuity, see Rebecca Jorden (Expanded Universe)
- "My mommy always said there were no monsters, no real ones, but there are."
Rebecca Jorden, better known to most people as Newt; was a colonist living with her family on the Hadley's Hope settlement on LV-426 and the sole survivor of the Xenomorph infestation of the colony. She was discovered hiding in a ventilation system by the USCMC team which was dispatched to Acheron to investigate a loss of communications in light of Ellen Ripley's report on the planet.
A Horrific DiscoveryEdit
Her parents were out surveying the moon when they stumbled across a derelict crash site in 2179. The coordinates were passed on to the colony and to her family. Her parents went into the derelict to see if there were any prospects to claim. Unknown to the Jorden family that other hapless explorers came across a grim discovery in the past.
Her mother in a panic, dragged Newt's father back with something attached to his face and radioed the colony. Over a day after Newt and her family returned to the colony, her dad woke up and her mom went to go see him. Newt managed to crawl through the ducts to the infirmary to witness her father's gruesome death. Later, after more of the creatures that killed her father appeared, Newt and her family was moved to the sub level storeroom for protection until the Marines arrived. Some of the colonists opened the barricade to check on the status on those outside guarding the entrance only to let the creatures in. During the chaos, Newt's mother and brother were killed but she managed to escape through a vent. Newt managed to survive by hiding in the air ducts to avoid the monsters which came mostly at night to take people away.
Newt managed to survive long enough for help to arrive. A squad of Marines was sent to investigate the loss of contact to the colony discovered her when she came up on a marine's motion tracker. Another Marine reached to get her but she bit his hand and managed to scramble back into the ducts. Ripley went after her in the ducts, she managed to follow Newt back to her hideout and bring her out of the ducts to safety. Newt was later received a check up from the squad's medic Dietrich, while she was interviewed about the location of the colonists.
Newt was taken with the Marines after they found where the colonists where taken and was asked to sit in the front by Ripley during the squad's mission. After the creatures struck; killing most of the squad in the process and Newt and the survivors escaping the hived area. Hicks called for retrieval by the Dropship, which didn't work out with everyone remaining stranded on the planet. She mentioned to the survivors that creatures "mostly" come out at night, which got everyone back to the administration building.
Escaping the ColonyEdit
Newt helped out the Marines while fortifying the administration building to hold off until Bishop brought down the spare dropship from the Sulaco. Ripley then had Newt take a nap and get some sleep and eventually had Ripley join her. While they were sleeping, Carter J. Burke freed a couple of the facehuggers to impregnate Ripley and Newt. While the two were trapped in the room with the creatures, Ripley used her lighter to set off the fire alarm to get the Marines attention. The Marines arrived and neutralized the two facehuggers.
Before Burke could be dealt with for trying to kill Ripley and Newt, the creatures struck and cut the power. While everyone was anticipating for the creatures' ambush; Newt kept trying to tell Ripley that they needed to go. The creatures struck taking Hudson and the others retreated to a back room. Newt then said she knew the way to get outside of the facility through the ducts. She led the survivors out of the ducts but as she was climbing, an explosion knocked her down into the reservoir for the complex. Ripley and Dwayne Hicks attempted to use a cutting torch to get Newt out before the creatures showed up. Before Ripley and Hicks could get through a Xenomorph appeared out of the water taking Newt back to the hive.
Newt woke up hived in the colony with an egg in front of her that was about to hatch. She let out a scream as the facehugger scrambled out of the egg for Newt only to be shot by Ripley. Ripley got Newt out of the hive webbing and made their way out of the processor only to run into a hived Carter Burke. Ripley and Newt unintentionally ended up in the Queen's lair of the hive. After Ripley threatened the queen by attacking the eggs, the queen called off her guards on Newt and Ripley. An egg started to hatch, and Ripley wiped out the eggs as well as the Queen's egg sack and guards.
Enraged the Queen chased after Newt and Ripley, to get revenge for her lost children. Ripley, still carrying Newt eventually made their way back up to the upper levels of the atmospheric processor to be rescued by Bishop at the last second. Newt, along with Ripley, Hicks and Bishop managed to escape the meltdown and make it back to the Sulaco.
As Ripley was thanking Bishop for rescuing her and Newt from the Queen, who stowed away on the dropship and ripped Bishop in half and went after Newt. Newt managed to escape by hiding under the floor grating and crawling away from the Queen until Ripley attacked the creature with a power loader. Ripley eventually opened the pressure door into space and Newt was almost sucked into space if it wasn't for Bishop to grab a hold of her. To Newt's relief Ripley survived and managed to space the Queen and the four survivors went to hypersleep. During hypersleep, Newt dreamed about everything from her father's death up until she slept.
Although Newt survived the events on Acheron, she was attacked by a stowaway facehugger while in cryosleep. The creature had to burn holes into her cryo chamber to impregnate her, but did not and instead impregnated Ellen Ripley, who was in a nearby cryo chamber. Newt and Turk (who was mistaken for Corporal Hicks) were killed when their cryo-chambers failed following the crash landing on Fiorina 161. Her cryo-chamber crashed into Fiorina's ocean, and because the facehugger had burned holes in her chamber, she drowned in her sleep. After her body was recovered, Fiorina's computer was unable to identify her, but it estimated her age to be 10-years-old. Ripley suspected that Newt was carrying an alien at the time of her death and Ripley convinced the the resident doctor, Jonathan Clemens to perform an autopsy with the reason she may have had cholera, although no Alien embryo was found in her, much to Ripley's relief. Newt was later cremated with Corporal Hicks on Fiorina 161. Warden Harold Andrews performed their funeral.
Personality & TraitsEdit
Rebecca, or Newt to most people was a young girl who had a good relationship with her parents and appeared close to her brother, who was the only one who could call her by her first name. She, along with other kids in the colony liked to climb through the vents but Newt was the only one who could fit in them. Newt was a happy girl until the Xenomrphs killed her parents and brother and was deeply affected by that loss. She would suffer nightmares of that and managed to survive sometime until the Marines arrived.
She developed a strong bond with Lt. Ripley during this time and appeared to develop a surrogate mother/daughter relationship having both lost their families. Newt was helpful as well when the Marines were attempting to hold out in the administrative building. She helped move supplies to re enforce the barricades. She was also very mature for a young girl, telling Ripley that Casey (her doll) couldn't have bad dreams because she was a piece of plastic.
- Before the Xenomorph infestation on Hadley's Hope, Newt was awarded a second grade citizenship award.
- Carrie Henn was unable to reprise her role in Alien 3 due to the age difference with her character, instead Newt was briefly portrayed by Danielle Edmond.