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William Gorman
Biographical information
Date and place of birth
Rank Lieutenant
Physical description
Gender Male
Species Human
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown
Chronological and political information
Status

Deceased

Appearances Aliens
Portrayed by William Hope

William Gorman was a young Lieutenant in the United States Colonial Marine Corp. In 2179 he was in command of a platoon of Marines dispatched aboard the USS Sulaco on a rescue mission to the Weyland-Yutani owned terraforming colony, "Hadley's Hope" on LV-426.

HistoryEdit

Meeting RipleyEdit

Gorman was a Colonial Marine officer out of the academy and was stationed on Gateway Station in 2179. Gorman was assigned with Weyland-Yutani rep Carter J. Burke; who unknown to Gorman, pulled strings to get the inexperienced commander on the investigative mission to Hadley's Hope. Both men met with Lt. Ripley, who had encountered a strange creature that killed her previous crew. At first Ripley, who was traumatized by her previous experience, refused to go but after reassurance by Burke that the Marines would destroy the creatures and not bring them back to be studied.

Mission to LV-426Edit

Gorman and his squad set out for the colony after enlisting Ripley. After awakening, Gorman gave a briefing regarding the situation and got sarcastic remarks from his squad. Several of his subordinates noted that Gorman sat at the officer's table and was "too good to sit with the rest of the grunts". During the drop Gorman appeared uneasy on the drop and was questioned about how many combat drops he's done by some of the squad members.

After landing and the squad did a sweep of the administrative building, Gorman came into the facility with his civilian advisors. The squad soon came across a young girl named Rebecca Jorden, who was interviewed unscucessfully by Gorman. Hudson then comes across the colonist's tracer signals in the atmospheric processor. Gorman's inexperience also showed by allowing his squad to go in under a thermonuclear piece of equipment with armor piercing rounds that could potentially set off a massive nuclear explosion.

The mission quickly falls apart when the platoon is ambushed by a nest of Xenomorphs at the colony's atmosphere processing plant. Gorman panics and freezes while he watches from the APC as most of his Marines wiped out in seconds. Realizing that Gorman had no idea what he was doing, Ripley took control of the APC to effect a rescue. While the vehicle is careening down the plant's service tunnels a piece of stowed equipment comes loose inside the cabin and leaves Gorman out cold with a concussion.

Ambush & DeathEdit

Gorman eventually comes to, but instead of taking charge and asserting his authority he accepts that he's no longer in charge and does what he can to assist in the defense of the colony. When Carter J. Burke attempts to have Ripley and Newt impregnated by the two live Facehuggers stored in the medbay, Gorman assisted in their rescue and later guards Burke at gunpoint. During the final battle, Gorman partially redeems himself by sending the others on as he goes back to retrieve a wounded Vasquez from the ventilation ducts, however neither of them get very far as they're quickly surrounded and run out of ammunition. Not willing to be taken back to the nest and determined to take as many Xenomorphs with them as possible, Gorman pulls out a grenade and pops the trigger, killing himself, Vasquez and several Xenomorphs.

Personality & TraitsEdit

Gorman was far from a seasoned veteran and not used to live fire action. Weyland-Yutani pulled strings and unknown to Gorman used his inexperience to infect his Marines with the Xenomorphs or fail outright should he or his squad figure out the truth. Indeed this mission would be only his second combat orbital drop. Gorman's inexpierience didn't help garner respect among those serving under him in missions. He panicked when his squad was under attack and couldn't issue any orders due to his freezing up. When he regains consciousness after the initial attack he tries to apologize to Ripley, but she simply cuts him off and says "Forget it.". After this, he knows he isn't fit for commanding troops and doesn't try to re-assume command of the mission and leaves Ripley and Hicks in charge. When Vasquez is wounded in the air ducts, Gorman goes back for her and tells Hicks to go on. Whether this was an act of bravery, an act of redemption due to his letting most of the squad get killed due to his inaction is left up to the viewer to decide. In the end it appears he was a good person who simply over-compensated due to his inefficiency.

EquipmentEdit

Although a Marine officer, Gorman carried a VP-70 Automatic Pistol as a sidearm for protection. Gorman also carried a grenade with him in his final moments with Vasquez killing several Xenomorphs with them.

TriviaEdit

  • Gorman's serial number is A09/TQ4.0.56124E3.
  • William Hope also voiced a Weyland-Yutani researcher named Groves in the 2010 Aliens vs Predator video game.

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