Villains Wiki

Hi. This is Thesecret1070. I am an admin of this site. Edit as much as you wish, but one little thing... If you are going to edit a lot, then make yourself a user and login. Other than that, enjoy Villains Wiki!!!


Villains Wiki
Villain Overview

Harvester Queen : Where is it?
President Lanford: We shot it down. It crashed on the moon.
Harvester Queen: Not the ship. I want what's inside.
~ The Harvester Queen asking President Lanford about the location of the Sphere in a deleted scene.

The Harvester Queens are the overarching antagonists of the Independence Day franchise, and the one who led the second invasion serves as the main antagonist in the 2016 film Independence Day: Resurgence.

They are the highest-ranking members and the matriarchal body of the Harvesters, an alien species that destroys planets, and causes great conflict. They command the smaller Harvesters, and the latter follow every order the Queens have given them.



For thousands of years, the Harvester Queens have led the destruction of countless planets and lifeforms. Among the lifeforms which were attacked were the Sphere and her species, in which she was the only survivor. Because of this, she swore vengeance on the Harvesters and their Queens, and has been rescuing other aliens from them.

Independence Day

There must have been a Queen up there that we didn't know about.
~ David Levinson's speculation about a Harvester Queen inside the Colony ship that attacked Earth during the War of 1996.

The Harvester Queen which would later on appear in Independence Day: Resurgence never appears in the film; however, during the events of the film, she sent a Supreme Commander and their invasion force inside a Colony ship to start their invasion of Earth (though it was seen off-screen), and one of their city destroyers landed in Africa and started drilling for the planet's molten core. However, the Supreme Commander died after two humans, Captain Steven Hiller and David Levinson, entered the Colony ship with two hijacked Attackers, and blew it up from the inside. The City Destroyer which landed on Earth stopped drilling, and sent a distress signal into deep space. After finding the distress signal, the Harvester Queen was infuriated because of this, and she decided to harvest Earth. She and most of her invasion forces would eventually reach the planet in 2016.

Independence Day: Resurgence

No one has ever killed a Harvester Queen.
~ The Sphere about what happens if a Harvester Queen was killed off.

In July 4, 2016, which takes place 20 years later, the same Harvester Queen, in her Harvester Mothership, travels to Earth to seek vengeance on humanity for killing most of the 1996 invasion fleet. She arrives at the planet Saturn in her Harvester Mothership, through a wormhole. She (or one of her minions) uses the Mothership to destroy not only the Rhea Base, which is owned by the Earth Space Defense, but also the moon of Rhea, one of Saturn's moons, which the Rhea Base is on. After this, she eventually reaches the planet of Earth, where she (or one of her minions) uses the Harvester Mothership to destroy the ESD Moon Base, killing everyone onboard, including Jiang Lao, the commander of the base. Once she arrives at Earth, the Mothership's gravity beams activate, lifting up debris from the Earth (including land masses, water, and even magma), and then deactivate, causing the debris to fall back onto Earth and killing thousands or millions of people. Then, the Queen's Harvester Mothership lands on the planet, causing the death of Jasmine Dubrow-Hiller and many other civilians, and minor damage to the White House.

During a human squad's attempt to kill the Harvester Queen by unleashing bombs unto the Queen's Pod she is in, she unleashes many of her Fighters against the H-8 Global Defenders and H-012 Bombers trying to kill her, and at least two of the Bombers are killed. One of the pilots (Jake Morrison) decides it would be best to fly inside the Mothership, as there are too many Fighters outside the Mothership. Dylan Dubrow-Hiller agrees with him, and the squad flies into the Mothership. There, they see not only the fields inside the Mothership, but also the Queen's Pod again, and decide to blow up the latter. However, the Harvester Queen knows the squad is coming after her, and she unleashes an electromagnetic pulse unto them. The human pilots lose their controls and try to restart their engines, but could not. The bombers try blow themselves up so they would not die for nothing. However, mysterious drones latch onto the missiles inside the H-012 Bombers so they could only cause minor explosions. Although the bombers died, the attempt was a failure, and the rest of the squad crash into the fields below.

After the Sphere is activated simply by Floyd Rosenberg touching it, the Queen immediately knows where the Sphere is, puts on her bio-mechanical exo-suit, and leaves the Harvester Mothership, using her Pod to fly over to Area 51 where the Sphere is. There, David Levinson plans to use a decoy of the Sphere on an ESD Moon Tug to bait the Queen like she baited the human squad, and blow her up. While Patricia Whitmore decided to fly the tug, her father, the ex-president Thomas Whitmore, decided to fly the Moon Tug to be the bait instead. As he flies into the Queen's Pod, he softly says to Patricia, "I'm not saving the world, Patty. I'm saving you.". Once inside the Queen's Pod, he blows himself up right in front of the Harvester Queen, destroying the Queen's Pod, and the plan is a success.

However, the Queen is protected by her exo-suit's energy shields, and survives the explosion as a result. She then sees David Levinson, his father Julius, and several kids in front of a schoolbus. She pursues them, but is targeted by Patricia and some of her pilots in H-8 Global Defenders. While she kills most of them, Patricia is able to deal enough blows on the Queen's shield to destroys it. The Queen, infuriated by this, uses one of her tentacles on her exo-suit to destroy Patricia's aircraft (though the latter survives using a parachute). However, Jake Morrison, Dylan Hiller, Rain Lao, and Charles Miller, come to the rescue using stolen Fighters, shooting at the Queen' gun and destroying it.

The Queen then controls her Fighters to protect herself as she makes way to Area 51, where she finally grasps the Sphere. However, the stolen Fighters overheated their engines because of their pilots making them fly too fast. They then target the back of the Queen's exo-suit, where the tentacles are. This gives the Queen herself a fatal would, with her screaming in agony. With her final strength, she starts to exit her exo-suit and attempts to kill everyone in the school bus, but her pain overwhelms her, causing her to fall to her death while her body is still half-exposed from her exo-suit.

With the Harvester Queen's death, her Fighters crash into the Earth, and the Harvester Mothership flies off, with the Harvester fleet intending to find a new Harvester Queen to lead their forces (as the Sphere predicted).


(Director Levinson: Can you hear us?) She has arrived. (Director Levinson: Who is she?) She… is all!
~ A captured Harvester soldier announcing the Queen's arrival through ex-President Thomas Whitmore.
She has her own shield.
~ David Levinson.


  • While only one Harvester Queen was only shown in the sequel, the Queens are the overarching antagonists of the series because they were behind the Harvesters' destruction of life and planets.

External links


           20thCenturyStudiosLogo.png Villains

Animated Features
Lizard Leader | Blue | Ralph & Al | Aban-Khan | Blackwolf | King Koo Koo | Gazooks | The Greedy | Lord Nekron | Queen Juliana | Sub-humans | Hexxus | Lou the Goanna | Waggs | Mr. Hyde | Moby Dick | Captain Ahab | Long John Silver | Pirates | Queen of Hearts | Dragon | Rasputin | Bartok | Boss | Mac | Ludmilla | Postman | Drej Queen Susquehana | Drej | Preed | Joseph Korso | Kokomon | Diaboromon | Mrs. Tweedy | Mr. Tweedy | Soto | Soto's Pack (Zeke, Lenny & Oscar) | Carl & Frank | Dab | Zeebad | Soldier Sam | Skeleton Guards | Madame Gasket | Phineas T. Ratchet | Robotic Blacksmiths | Cretaceous & Maelstrom | Mini-sloths | Fast Tony | Napoleon Cross | Lefty Maginnis | EPA | Russ Cargill | Mr. Burns | Waylon Smithers | Lindsey Naegle | Fat Tony | Don Vittorio D'Maggio | Agnes Skinner | Nelson Muntz | Dolph Starbeam | Patty & Selma Bouvier | Snake Jailbird | Baby Gerald | Itchy | MomCorp | Carol Miller | Walt, Larry and Igner | Bender Bending Rodríguez | Zapp Brannigan | Donbot | Nudar | The Dark One | Yivo | Sour Kangaroo | Vlad Vladikoff | The Wickersham Brothers | Zartog | Black Wolf | Black Wolf's Pack (Smiley) | Rudy | Scratte | Lucius | Boggis, Bunce and Bean | Rat | Nigel | Marcel | Armando and Tipa | Marmosets (Mauro) | Captain Gutt | Gutt's Pirate Crew (Squint, Flynn, Gupta, Raz, Dobson & Silas) | Rats | Sirens | White Wolf | Eagles | Chunky | Mandrake | Dagda | Bufo | Guy Gagné | Gorgon | Scowler | Gorgon's Pack | Ms. Grunion | Ay | Big Boss | Gabi | Loggers | Charlie | Drago Bludvist | Northern Alliance (Drago's Bewilderbeast & Eret) | Chakal | Xibalba | Chato | Dave | Octopi | Captain Smek | The Boov (Officer Kyle) | Red Baron | Kai the Collector | Gavin | Gertie | Roger | Chef | Creek | King Gristle Sr. | Francis E. Francis | Eugene Francis | Professor Poopypants | Benjamin Krupp | Melvin Sneedly | Turbo Toilet 2000 | Tara Ribble | Talking Toilets | Bank Robbers | El Primero | Mayor Kobayashi | Major-Domo | Broly | Paragus | Lord Piggot-Dunceby | Willard Stenk | Mr. Collick | Willard Stenk's Accomplices | The Yeti Elder | Yeti Soldiers | Killian | Katsu Kimura | M9 Assassins | Andrew Morris

Live-Action Films
Mr. Smith | Beauty Smith | Hans Zeller | Rolf Gruber | Karl | Franz | Von Schreiber | Dr. Zaius | General Ursus | Albina | Ongaro | Adiposo | Dr. Otto Hasslein | Governor Breck | General Aldo | Governor Kolp | Mendez I | Dr. Frank-N-Furter | Riff Raff | Magenta | Damien Thorn | Grand Moff Tarkin | Darth Vader | Greedo | Ben Childress | Nostromo Drone | Ash | Emperor Sheev Palpatine | Boba Fett | Malcolm Bart | Alistair Becket | Farley Flavors | Melvin Moody | Mike | Curly | Moss | The Entity | Jabba the Hutt | Bib Fortuna | Salacious B. Crumb | Lord of Darkness | Blix | Blunder | Meg Mucklebones | First Acheron Queen | Xenomorphs (Xenomorph Warriors) | Weyland-Yutani (Carter J. Burke) | Brundlefly | Jungle Hunter | Prince Humperdinck | Count Rugen | Vizzini | The Albino | Hans Gruber | Karl Vreski | Theo | Tony Vreski | Gordon Gekko | Anton Bartok | Carter Hayes | City Hunter | Yautja | King Willie | Jim | Screwface | Lothos | Harry Lime and Marv Merchants | The Dragon | Henry Evans | Karl Hochman | Howard Payne | Salim Abu Aziz | Juno Skinner | Mr. Hyde | Moby Dick | Captain Ahab | Long John Silver | Pirates | Queen of Hearts | Dragon | Lord Rutledge | Elena Dubrow | Buck LaFarge | Vic Deakins | Kelly | Pritchett | Novacek | Max | Johnson | Shepherd | Frakes | Brandt | Baker | Harvest Commander | Harvesters | Myron Larabee | Ted Maltin | Crooked Santas | Kibosh | Snivel | Bill Case | Brock Lee | Danny | Leon | Cal Hockley | Spicer Lovejoy | Ruth DeWitt Bukater | The Cloned Queen | Lead Alien | Newborn | Mason Wren | John Geiger | Petr Beaupre | International Criminals (Alice Ribbons, Earl Unger & Burton Jernigan) | Mob Boss | Patrick Healy | Desmond Spellman | Darth Maul | Lester Vesco | Dickie Thurman | Super Hot Giant Alien | Tommy | Monkeybone | General Thade | Attar | Limbo | Sir William Gull | Mark McKinney | Count Dooku | Jango Fett | Lamar Burgess | James Moriarty | Dorian Gray | Dante | Sanderson Reed | Edward Hyde | Happy Chapman | Wendell | VIKI | Antarctic Queen Xenomorph | Grid | Chopper Predator | Celtic Predator | Scar | Zerbino | Saladin | Vanessa | Lead Teen | Lead Teen's Crew | Reggie and Arthur | Guy of Lusignan | Raynald of Châtillon | General Grievous | Jimmy Murtaugh | Durza | Galbatorix | Shruikan | Lord Dargis | Rommel | Cecil Fredericks | Gus & Reginald | Ian Hawke | Gunnison Predalien | Marko Hoxha | Patrice Saint-Clair | King Piccolo | Mai | Oozaru | Kahmunrah | Al Capone | Ivan the Terrible | Napoleon Bonaparte | Skip | Razor and Tazer | Zirkonians | Jennifer Check | Nikolai Wolf | Miles Quaritch | RDA (Parker Selfridge) | Luke Castellan | Hades | Medusa | Mrs. Dodds | Gabe Ugliano | Charon | Lotus Eaters | Lotus Land Bellhop | Hydra | Minotaur | Bosco | Agent Lynch | Brock Pike | Russell Morrison | Berserker Predator | Tracker Predator | Falconer Predator | Edwin | Stans | General Edward Edwardian | Blefuscians | Nat Jones | August Rosenbluth | Steven Jacobs | Dodge Landon | Douglas Hunsiker | Jason | Aliens | Andrew Detmer | Richard Detmer | Adam | Zoe | David 8 | Peter Weyland | Engineers | Deacon | Murad Hoxha | The Cook | Kronos | Chris Rodriguez | Polyphemus | Cyclopes | Manticore | Colchis Bull | Charybdis | Sir Lancelot | Xiangliu | Dmitri Desgoffe-und-Taxis | J.G. Jopling | Koba | Dreyfus | Carver | Valentine Corporation (Richmond Valentine, Gazelle, Charlie Hesketh, Chester King & Morten Lindström) | South Glade Mission Church (Church Leader) | Dean Baker | Rottweiler | Poodle | Pharaoh Rameses II | James Suggs | Harvester Queen | Mr. Barron | Alan Rikkin | Neomorphs | Praetomorphs | Colonel McCullough | Alpha-Omega (Red & Preacher) | Winter | Golden Circle (Poppy Adams, Bennie and Jet, Beauty-Bot, Clara Von Gluckfberg, Angel & Charles) | United States President | Agent Whiskey | Redneck Bar Patrons | Stuart St. John | Colonel Richard Strickland | Ultimate Predator | Will Traeger | Morgana | Vector | Grewishka | Chiren | Nova | Zapan | H. Clifford McBride | Rev-9 | Legion | Cthulhu | Hal | Spitz | The Dognapper | The Man in the Red Sweater | Antwan Hovachelik | Dude | Jets (Riff, Ice, Action, A-Rab, Baby John, Snowboy, & Tiger) | Sharks (Bernardo & Chino) | The Flock (Captain Morton, Grigori Rasputin, Erik Jan Hanussen, Mata Hari, Gavrilo Princip, Vladimir Lenin, Adolf Hitler & Alfred Dupont) | Kaiser Wilhelm II

Live-Action TV
Ida Kenzel | Molly Merchants | Marv Merchants | Vera Murchins | Sinclair | Hughes | Jessica

See Also
24 Villains | Alien vs Predator Villains | Alvin and the Chipmunks Villains | Amblin Entertainment Villains | American Dad! Villains | American Horror Story Villains | Archer Villains | Blue Sky Villains | Buena Vista International Villains | Buffyverse Vilains | Casper the Friendly Ghost Villains | Daredevil Villains | Deadpool Villains | Die Hard Villains | Disney Villains | DreamWorks Villains | Dr. Seuss Villains | Elektra Villains | Family Guy Villains | Fantastic Four Villains | Futurama Villains | Garfield Villains | Home Alone Villains | Ice Age Villains | Jack London Villains | Kingsman Villains | Lucasfilm Villains | Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Villains | Narnia Villains | New Mutants Villains | Night at the Museum Villains | Planet of the Apes Villains | Rick Riordan Villains | Rio Villains | Searchlight Pictures Villains | Silver Surfer Villains | Star Wars Villains | Syfy Villains | Taken Villains | Terminator Villains | The Cleveland Show Villains | The Simpsons Villains | Tim Burton Villains | Wolverine Villains | X-Files Villains | X-Men Movie Villains | X-Men Villains