Japanese translation: フェイスハガー

English term or phrase:facehugger
Japanese translation:フェイスハガー
Entered by: Yasutomo Kanazawa

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21:56 Mar 22, 2020
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English term or phrase: facehugger
Definition from Wikipedia:
Fictional creature created by Dan O'Bannon and H.R. Giger, first appearing in the 1979 film "Alien". A facehugger is the second stage in the Alien's life cycle. It has eight long, finger-like legs, which allow it to crawl rapidly, and a long tail adapted for making great leaps. These particular appendages give it an appearance somewhat comparable to chelicerate arthropods such as arachnids and horseshoe crabs.

Example sentence(s):
  • As the name implies, the facehugger attaches itself to a host's face and implants what can best be described as an embryo. howstuffworks
  • Now, in their latest bizarre sighting, alien hunters say they have spotted a mysterious 'facehugger crab' on the red planet. Daily Mail
  • Australian and Japanese scientist have discovered an "alien" fish at the bottom on the ocean. They have named the deep sea animal after the fictional "face hugger" xenomorph alien from the 1979 movie Alien because of it's resemblance. The Canberra Times
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  • クイーンエイリアンが産んだ卵(エッグチャンバー)から孵化する生物。 サソリのような姿をしているが、この姿で地面を這い回ることはできず、孵化した後も卵の中にじっと潜んでいる。 寄生対象がエッグチャンバーに近づくと、蓋が開いてフェイスハガーが飛び出し、8本の足で宿主の顔面に貼りつく。宿主の口に管のような器官を挿入してエイリアンの胎児(チェストバスター)を流し込み、寄生させる。 - ピクシブ百科事典  
  • 映画としてのエイリアンに登場したフェイスハガーのインパクトは強く、殆どの場合はフェイスハガーそのものを扱った作品に対して付けられる。 が、一部では何かが顔面にしがみついたり覆い尽くす絵面に対して、フェイスハガー(状態)を表すものとして付けられる事がある。 - ニコニコ大百科  
  • エイリアンエッグが孵り、中から出てくるのがフェイスハガーです。 フェイスハガーは、寄主となる生物が近づくと卵から飛び出し、その名の通り顔に張り付き、尾を寄主の首に巻いて自身の体から生えているチューブを喉に突っ込み、寄生体を産み付け、役目を終えると生き絶えます。これ自体はエイリアン本体ではなく、生殖器官といえるでしょう。 寄生対象は幅広く、人間や犬、プレデターなど。寄主は寄生されると短い昏睡状態に陥り、目を覚ましたあと激しい空腹を感じるのも特徴です。 また、クィーンとなる個体を産み付けるクィーン・フェイスハガーも存在し、それは大きさや色が他のものとは違います。 - ciatr [シアター]  
Yasutomo Kanazawa
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