Sci-fi might be famous for its little green men, but the truth is that some of the greatest alien characters come in a broad range of colors. If you’re looking for the ultimate in cool, though, you’ll definitely want to take a look at these ten blue aliens.
Nightcrawler (X-Men 2)
Grand Admiral Thrawn (Star Wars)
Grand Admiral Thrawn got his start in the books by Timothy Zahn, but he’s quickly become one of the best-known characters from Star Wars’ extended universe. Featured in Rebels and name-dropped in The Mandalorian, Thrawn was an urbane and calculating threat that stood head and shoulders above the legions of Vader-wannabes that inhabited the Star Wars spin-offs. Though Thrawn has shown up in the live-action films or television shows yet, the fact that he’s shown up virtually everywhere else should clue any viewer into his popularity.
The Na’vi (Avatar)
Yondu Udonta (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Both Yondu and Nebula are awesome blue characters in Guardians of the Galaxy, but Michael Rooker’s performance gives Yondu the edge. He’s charming enough that you can forget that he’s a bit of a monster, but his whistle-guided arrow is definitely cool enough on its own to earn him a spot on this list. The leader of the Ravagers and the only real father-figure that Starlord ever had, he definitely more than earned his spot on this list.
Abe Sapien (Hellboy)
Abe Sapien is a character that’s appeared not only in comics, but in live action and animation as well. The Hellboy films definitely simplified the blue character significantly, but he was a major player in the comics. This aquatic humanoid was nearly as strong as Hellboy in the comics and had his own adventures that involved time travel and ghosts, while the movie version had psychic powers and played a huge role in the second movie. Though Abe might not be the star of the show, he’s still the coolest blue guy in the long-running Hellboy universe.
The Mythrol (The Mandalorian)
Chell (Star Trek: Voyager)
Chell, a Bolian, was a fairly unique character on Voyager. Not only was he a Maquis crewmember, but he was the first Bolian in Star Trek that wasn’t played a purely comic character. Though it’s hard to argue that he was very good at his job, he had a spectacular spotlight episode that helped show exactly why he was the kind of person who would join a rebel crew as well as why he was such an asset to the Voyager crew.