Samwell Stone was a colonist who was taken aboard the USS Legato in stasis by Weyland-Yutani to be used presumably used as a host for a Xenomorph. Stone managed to escape the Legato with Turk and board the USS Sulaco which was tethered to the ship, where the two found Corporal Dwayne Hicks in stasis. Cpl. Hicks was awakened and Hicks and Stone ended up escaping the Sulaco and landing on Fiorina "Fury" 161, where the two were once again captured by Weyland-Yutani. Stone was executed during an interrogation after he had revealed all the information he knew about the incident to Michael Weyland.
Stone was a Gunnery Sergeant in the United States Colonial Marine Corps and had become very proficient with a variety of the weapons used by the Corps, including the M41A Pulse Rifle MK2, M37A2 Pump Shotgun and M39 Submachine Gun.
Prior to the incident, Stone had apparently suffered personal loss, spending his days on welfare checks, drinking booze and staring at "their empty rooms". A company recruiter had unsuccessfully tried to make him sign up as an off-world colonist, but eventually convinced him that they would have wanted him to get off his back and do something with the rest of his life.
Escaping the Legato
While escaping the Legato, Stone and Turk entered a locker room and Stone knocked out a Weyland-Yutani employee, saving Lisbeth Hutchins who had been hiding in the locker the employee was about the open. Stone told Lisbeth of their plan to board the Marine starship (the Sulaco) that the Legato was tethered to, but Lisbeth told them that she planned to find her parents in hypersleep storage. The three deiced it would be best if they stuck together anyways and then proceeded through the ship bypassing Remote Sentry Turrets and Weyland-Yutani PMCs. Once the three arrived at the umbilical attaching the Legato to the Sulaco, Stone tried to convince Lisbeth to come with them to the Sulaco, but Lisbeth refused and decided to split up to find her parents at Level-3 Bay-4 in hypersleep storage. With Lisbeth gone, Stone and Turk boarded the Sulaco.
Stone and Turk boarded the Sulaco and entered the hypersleep chamber and found Corporal Dwayne Hicks, Ellen Ripley, the damaged Bishop and Newt in stasis. After awakening Hicks, three PMCs entered the chamber and ambushed the three. During the fight, stray fire from one of the PMC's M39 Submachine Gun hit the Facehugger attached to Ripley's face, spilling the Facehugger's acid blood, starting a fire. A PMC threw Turk into Hick's open cryotube and closed it, before all four stasis tubes were loaded into a Type 337 EEV and launched into space. Stone then informed Hicks of the situation and that everything would be covered up by Weyland-Yutani id the two didn't get word out. Hicks then realized that the two would need more weapons and proceeded to the security checkpoint on the next deck, fighting through numerous PMCs. After gearing up, the two made plans to use the Sulaco's Service Skiff in Engineering to rescue Ripley, Turk, Newt and Bishop. Once again Stone had to fight through numerous PMCs, but he also encountered Xenomorphs which he also had to fight. While on his way to Engineering, Hicks informed Stone that the uplink was no good, but that the telemetry of the EEV with Ripley and the others in it, shows that it tracked to Fiorina 161 which has a penal colony, likely with a long range communication uplink. Hicks also informed Stone that they would soon be out of range for the Service Skiff to make the trip, causing Stone to start moving faster. As Stone was making his way to Engineering, Lisbeth contacted him and informed him that both her parents were killed and that she was going to blow up the Legato. Hicks than contacted Stone who informed Hicks of Lisbeth's plan. Hicks realizing that if Lisbeth detonated the ship while the Sulaco is still tethered to would destroy both ships, told Stone to meet him on the starboard weapon deck because he has an idea. When Stone arrived at the weapon deck, Hicks told him that there was no way they were getting near the umbilical to separate the ships, but that a few well placed shots from one of the Sulaco's mounted exterior guns could cut the tether. Stone manned the gun and fired the ordnance while Hicks painted the targets for him. The two succeeded in destroying the umbilical, separating the ships just a few seconds before the Legato self destructed, due to Lisbeth activating the self destruct system.
Stone and Hicks escaped the Sulaco by refueling and using the Service Skiff setting a course for Fiorina 161, hoping to rescue Turk, Newt and Ripley. Unbeknown to Hicks and Stone, Turk had already been killed and impaled by debris and Newt had died from drowned in fatal crash landed, leaving Ripley as the only survivor. Two days later, they finally arrived at Fiorina, landing at the Fiorina 161 Class C Work Correctional Unit, shortly after Michael Weyland and his Weyland-Yutani Commandos entered the facility. As they arrive they are noticed by two commandos and the two watch Ripley fall into the furnace to prevent Weyland from obtaining the Queen Chestburster inside her. Capture and ExecutionEdit
The two commandos who noticed Stone and Hicks before then captured the two. Hicks and Stone were subsequently interrogated by Michael Weyland. After revealing all the information he knew about the incident, Stone was executed by a PMC with a M41A MK2.
- After escaping the Sulaco in a shuttle, Stone mentions that he grabbed a deck of cards from the crew quarters for the trip (even though you do not do so in-game). Hicks responds with, "Outstanding." This is a reference to a line said by Hicks in Aliens, said after the group has made plans to fortify their position inside Hadley's Hope — "Outstanding. Now all we need is a deck of cards."
- If you look at Stone's belt buckle it's design is a Weyland-Yutani Corporation logo.