The alien hominid is a bug-like alien entity from an unknown planet. The hominid is gender-neutral, yellow, as tall as an average child and very skilled in weaponry use and U.F.O. flying.
The hominid is capable of acts of incredible violence, but only when in need of self-defence. While its primary weapon is a laser pistol, the hominid can throw grenades and has a knife for up-close kills. It can also bury itself underground, allowing it to reach up and grab enemies that pass above to eliminate them, or jump on enemies from above to devour their heads.
However, the alien is also capable of peaceful behaviour and does not dispose of all humans he encounters. One example is his gratefulness towards the Fat Kids, NPC characters that help him in-game by providing him with a variety of power-ups, most of which can provide him with a shield and a weapon power boost.
The Alien appears to enjoy collecting hats (which are featured in multiple styles as unlockable add-ons in the game), from large 60's-style wigs to Viking helmets.
Alien Hominid was originally a Flash game on the popular Flash portal Newgrounds, and as such, the alien has appeared in numerous games of the same type and is consequently one of the most well-known characters to be featured in a Flash-based videogame. The hominid's design is the result of Dan 'Synj' Paladin's work on the game.
After crashing on the planet Earth with his space ship, Alien Hominid awakened, only to discover that his ship had been confiscated by the FBI. After destroying numerous cities and a large amount of enemies the alien managed to rebuild his ship only to crash once again after being hit by a soviet missile headed towards the United States (theoretically saving the country from destruction).
After a lengthy excursus in the U.S.S.R and the infamous Area 51, Alien Hominid faced off in an ultimate confrontation against a muscular clone of his very own self, defeating the beast and finally leaving the dreaded planet once and for all.
- Alien Hominid is a playable character in "Newgrounds Rumble", a Smash Bros .-like Flash brawler featuring multiple characters from the famous Flash portal.
- Alien Hominid is an unlockable character in the Xbox Live Arcade title Castle Crashers, also by the Behemoth. He attacks with a "plasma gun lance" and he is automatically unlocked for people who downloaded the full version of Alien Hominid HD.
- Also in Castle Crashers the Alien appears in a science lab where the Crashers can fight many Alien clones.
- Alien Hominid is an unlockable character in Super Meat Boy, where he can shoot his gun downwards to slow his fall.