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In the final scene of Alien 3, a squad of Weyland-Yutani soldiers arrives to retrieve Ripley and the Alien queen gestating inside her. With them is a man identical to the android Bishop (also played by Lance Henriksen and listed in the film's credits as "Bishop II"). Though Ripley at first believes him to be another android, Bishop II claims that he is in fact the man who designed the Bishop series, sent by the company to show Ripley "a friendly face." When prisoner Morse is shot in the leg by one of the soldiers, Mr. Aaron ("85") attacks Bishop II with a monkey wrench, calling him a "#ing android". Though the theatrical edition of the film is not clear on whether the character was human or an android, the "Assembly Cut" released with the Alien Quadrilogy boxed set in 2003 shows Bishop II bleeding red blood and groaning in pain, with a flap of ear and skin hanging from his face. Reeling from the injury, he reasserts that he is human by screaming, "I'm not a droid!". This portion, however, was cut from the theatrical release of the film.
The 2004 film Alien vs. Predator cast Lance Henriksen as Charles Bishop Weyland, CEO of Weyland Industries. Though Henriksen had previously declared in the commentary track of Alien 3 that Bishop II was human, he later went on record, along with Alien vs. Predator director Paul W. S. Anderson, to clear up the matter, stating that Bishop II was an android. However, Alan Dean Foster's Alien 3 novelization gives Bishop II the name "Michael Bishop" and clearly indicates his status as human. He is also listed as human in the shooting script of the film. Due to the conflicting sources and implications, the question of whether the Bishop II character is a human or an android remains ambiguous at best.