"I can’t lie to you about your chances, but…you have my sympathies." (Alien 1979)
She’s not a sidekick, arm candy, or a damsel to be rescued. Ripley isn’t a fantasy version of a woman. Ripley is pushy, aggressive, rude, injured, suffering from post-traumatic syndrome, not wearing makeup, tired, smart, maternal, angry, empathetic, and determined to save others, even at great cost to herself…
Why Ellen Ripley is clearly the greatest female character in Sci-Fi film. (x)
The Alien as a sumi-e ink wash painting.