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Miranda Hollander
Species The Awakening Still 1
Biographical information
Gender Female
Species The Species
Age 20s
Status Deceased
Cause of Death Penetrating wound
Killed by Azura
Family Tom Hollander (Uncle and Creator)
Forbes McGuire † (Creator and Sexual encounter)
Unborn offspring
Abilities Transform to alien form
Strong animalistic instinct of procreation
Long tongue is tipped with sharp spines
Played by Helena Mattsson
Appearances Species: The Awakening

Miranda Hollander is a character and one of the protagonists of the film Species: The Awakening.

Early lifeEdit

Miranda is an human/alien hybrid created by Tom Hollander. She was taken by Tom and was raised as his niece, being told by him that her parents died when she was a baby. Miranda had a natural lifespan that was much shorter than most humans.

Species: The AwakeningEdit

Miranda grew up to become a brilliant and seductive college teacher. By the time she was an adult, Miranda did not realize that she was nearing the end of her lifespan. Once after going out to celebrate her birthday with her boyfriend, Miranda's inner alien awoke. Miranda transformed to her alien form and killed him. She passed out and was found naked the morning after with no memory of what had happened.

Taken to the hospital unconscious, Miranda's alien side awoke once again and killed several of the people there. Notified by the police, Hollander rushed and found Miranda unconscious in the middle of a massacre. Miranda was then told the truth lying behind her "illness", and that she had reached the end of her lifespan.

While Tom and Miranda urged to Mexico after Forbes McGuire's lab in order to save her life, she learned better about her abilities, such as touching books and learning everything without having to read them.

In McGuire's lab, Miranda first met Azura, McGuire's "servant" and a fellow hybrid like her. Falling ill once again Tom and Forbes united once again and rushed to save her. They eventually discovered the solution was to inject fresh human DNA into Miranda's body, which she disagreed with, for it costing the sacrifice of another human being.

Miranda succumbed once again and Hollander, with no other option, kidnapped a woman with Azura's help. The experiment apparently succeeded when Miranda came out of her cocoon healthy and strong. As McGuire approached her, Miranda easily threw him away.

Hollander checked Miranda and found her to be acting aggressive, different to how she usually behaved. Miranda "asked" to have sex with Azura and to Hollander himself since they had no blood ties, which he refused. Irritated, Miranda then left and found Calderon, a docile male hybrid working as an innkeeper. His sterility resulted in her killing him. Hollander then discovered what caused Miranda's current behavior - as her the hormones became unstable, her alien side became increasingly dominant, mentally first, then physically.

Miranda steals a dress from a bar singer and kills a man at the same bar, much to everyone's horror. Hollander then decided to sedate Miranda, so her DNA imbalance could be fixed; Forbes gave him a near-lethal dose to use, but warned that she was now "100% pure creature." Going separate ways, McGuire was approached by Miranda in an alley and, failed to sedate her, she seduced him and the two copulated.

Satisfied, the creature then killed Forbes. As her alien side faded, Miranda passed out and was found by Hollander. Miranda was taken back to Forbes' house, where Tom discovered via X-ray that a new creature was rapidly growing in her womb. Miranda weakly said her humanity was dying, and that she did not want to be pure alien.

Hollander was attacked by the alien-Azura, furious with the way things went after Hollander and Miranda arrived. When Azura was about to kill Hollander, Miranda returned in her alien form and the two creatures battled. Miranda managed to knock Azura down, only to be impaled by her from behind, mortally wounding Miranda. Before Azura could do anything further, Hollander killed her with a shotgun blast.

As she died from her fatal wounds, Miranda thanked Hollander for giving her life. Hollander chose to blow up the lab with the bodies of Miranda and Azura still inside afterwards.

PersonalityEdit

Miranda seemed smarter than any human, but never saw herself above them (believing she was one). Raised as a human, she wanted a normal life with her boyfriend; unfortunately, her dying body caused her to kill him when her alien side surfaced.

Upon having her life extended, Miranda fell under the sway of her alien DNA, with her humanity largely suppressed by her mating instinct. Much like Eve, once this was satisfied, her human side regained control.

AppearanceEdit

Miranda looks more like the femaile aliens of the first two films. Miranda can spit bone daggers and can have daggers come out her wrist. In her alien form, she lacks hair and has slicked-back tentacles in place of hair, similar to Sil and Eve's alien form. But, unlike Sil and Eve, Miranda doesn't have horns at the both sides of her head. And she lacks the breast tentacles in her alien form like Sara.

When Miranda is in her human form, she appears to be a female Caucasian standing 5'8" tall. Miranda's human form appears to weight 121 pounds, and she has green eyes. Miranda's human form has blond hair, which reaches down to her shoulders and is naturally curly. However, after the botched attempt to save her life, her alien side began manifesting. When her alien side is awakened in human form, her eyes change to a luminous hue, her eyebrows vanish and are replaced with scales. Random scale patterns on her body, and her nipples becoming the same color as her human flesh.

TriviaEdit

  • Unlike the other hybrids depicted in the series, the spines on Miranda's back appear more bone-like and not like stubby tentacles.
  • After the botched attempt to extend her life, Miranda's behavior seemed to mirror that of Sil's: Killing without remorse and killing potential sexual competition.
    • However, having had her alien side suppressed her entire life, Miranda values her humanity; the thought of becoming an amoral seductress that could "fuck the human race into extinction" wasn't what she wanted.
      • In the moment of clarity before her fight with Azura, Miranda likely felt disgusting with herself for using Forbes to become pregnant and then killing him.
  • It is unknown if she killed the woman for her dress.
  • Unlike the previous female leads, Miranda doesn't seem to have the ability to regenerate injuries.
  • Miranda is the only protagonist to be treated as a person. Sil was locked without contact in a lab, Eve was also kept in the facility but had a better treatment thanks to Laura, Sara was allowed to do as she wanted but Abbot didn't treat her as affectionately as Tom did with Miranda.
  • When Tom explains Miranda her true origins he makes a reference to the Project Athena, even though this is a stand alone movie it could be assumed that Miranda was created from the remaining frozen embryo.

QuotesEdit

  • "For their punishment Zeus gave them women"

GalleryEdit

Human form

Alien form

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