Terminator vs Alien: Reddit Has Decided Which Franchise is More Iconic

Terminator vs Alien: Reddit Has Decided Which Franchise is More Iconic
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The convoluted and intricate debate has been raging amongst aficionados of science fiction for an indeterminate amount of time: which franchise reigns supreme in terms of being the most legendary — Terminator or the Alien?

Both franchises have ensnared and captivated their respective audiences with their breathtakingly thrilling plotlines, incomparable characters, and pioneering special effects.

Although each franchise has fostered its own unwavering and dedicated fanbase, the controversy of which one is the true champion icon remains a fervently disputed topic.

Fans on Reddit brought up the topic of the most iconic franchise again. It is obvious that opinions differed in the discussion.

The majority agreed that it is really hard to say which of the two renowned films is the most iconic. However, the most popular among the two is probably Terminator and there are some reasons for it.

Firstly, it's Arnold Schwarzenegger who portrayed a character that managed to become firmly ingrained in pop culture.

And of course his memorable catchphrases that have also become extremely used in popular culture, such as "I'll be back" and "Hasta la vista, baby."

These phrases have been used in various movies, TV shows, and even in real life, contributing to the franchise's lasting popularity. There is hardly one line that you remember from Alien and it's sad.

Another aspect might be about the slight difference of the movies' audience. While Terminator was aiming for a younger audience, Alien with all of its sexually violent imagery is definitely aimed at a more adult audience.

One interesting thing that many fans pointed out is that there are no good video games based on Terminator, which is a surprise given the character's ultimate popularity.

On the other hand, there are good video games based on the Alien universe that are loved among those who are not even a part of the Alien fanbase.

Even though the discussion continues and will probably never end, both fanbases respect each other and agree that both franchises are equally valuable for pop culture.

Which side are you on, though?

Sources: Reddit