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    Mom 
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"Jam a bastard in it, you crap!"
Voiced by: Tress MacNeille
Debut: "A Fishful of Dollars"

Head of Mom Co and richest woman on earth, she is the overall villain of Futurama. It was also revealed that she was in a relationship with Professor Farnsworth in the past, but he left when he found out how evil she was. This happened several times, as he kept forgetting.


  • Abusive Parents: Her favorite act of parenting to her kids? Slapping the hell out of them at the drop of a hat. When Walt and Larry were just toddlers, she used them as human shields during Farnsworth's explosive demonstration of dark matter. While she was breastfeeding them, even.
  • Big Bad: She is the closest thing the series has to a main villain. This is also the case in the video game, and although the movies have their respective baddies, she returns in the third as the primary antagonist.
  • Birthday Hater: She hates "Mother's Day" (a day when all the robots her company built show their affection), since her true love, Professor Farnsworth, left her after an argument. It's not technically her birthday, but it serves the same purpose (being a celebration centered around her).
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She presents herself to the public as a matronly grandmother, but in reality she's an incredibly evil and abusive old woman.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: She's a CCE trying to take over the world, who masquerades as a sweet, kindly old lady in public.
  • Dating Catwoman: Professor Farnsworth has some history with Mom, which resurfaces in a few episodes.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Basically a female version of Mr. Burns. Which is why they hooked up in the Crisis Crossover comic book.
  • Evil Matriarch: She provides the page image.
  • Evil Old Folks: She hates everyone and everything, and has actually sent every robot in the world on a revolution against humans so that they could conquer the world for her.
  • Fat Suit: Used to keep up with her public appeal as an innocent grandma figure... then promptly discarded elsewhere to reveal a slender hag underneath.
  • Faux Affably Evil: A ruthless corporate raider and abusive parent who puts on a sweet old lady routine and fat suit for her TV ads. In her first appearance in "A Fishful of Dollars", she drops the act when she finishes cutting a TV ad, and again when Fry gets in her way.
  • Given Name Reveal: Everyone always called her "Mom," but when it was revealed that she and Zoidberg had a history, he casually addressed her as "Carol".
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: A modern version.
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming:
    Mom: Nobody rips my kids off but me!
  • Jerkass: Good Lord! She is RUTHLESS!
  • Karma Houdini: She never really pays for a lot of her actions. Most punishment she got was in Bender's Game where her plan to hoard dark matter was foiled when it was rendered useless.
  • Lady Swearsalot: Although the words she uses aren't particularly bad — she tends to favor "hell", "crap" and especially "bastard" — she curses more than even Bender when she's angry, and she tends to do it in exceedingly creative ways (such as her quote above).
  • Lean and Mean: Lampshaded. She is evil and thin, but wears a selection of "fat suits" when she wants to appear as the kindly matron.
  • Love Makes You Evil: It's suggested that she became so bitter because Farnsworth broke off with her 70 or so years ago. Though, granted, he broke it off because she was already doing some morally reprehensible stuff, so it's more of a case that Love Makes You Worse.
  • Never Mess with Granny: In spades. Although she is by no means a Cool Old Lady, being firmly in Evil Matriarch camp.
  • Nice Character, Mean Actor: In-universe.
  • One Bad Mother: As big a jerk as Mom is, just try not to say anything bad about her when your own mother happens to be in earshot. The results wouldn't be pretty. Turns out her real name is actually Carol.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: In "Leela and the Genestalk" she's much nicer and less evil than her usual self.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • Zoidberg is the only person she treats well. She was also willing to give him an expensive yeti head that Zoidberg needed for a coupon. It could be she was also trying to help the Professor as well.
    • In a bit of a twisted example, she comforts Bender when he apologizes for not being able to exterminate humanity without being told to first.
    • She dabbled in genetic engineering to cure a person of being a giant and create plants big enough to feed world hunger. She still intended to profit off the latter, but emphasized that the resulting plants would be so cheap that even the poor could afford them. She also cured Leela's mutations in gratitude for (accidentally) helping her perfect her work.
    • In "Lethal Inspection," she seems genuinely sad when Hermes Conrad resigns from her company, frowning as she activates the machine to kick him out of the building.
  • Rich Bitch: She's an evil, extremely rich businesswoman.
  • Take Over the World: When she's feeling cranky. "GO CONQUER EARTH, YOU BASTARDS!"
  • Tsundere: The reason she's broken up and gotten back together with Professor Farnsworth several times over several decades.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: She receives hundreds of thousands of heartfelt cards from her robotic 'children' every Mother's Day, but she uses them as material for her products without even reading them. (After checking inside for money, of course.)
  • Villain with Good Publicity: She appears as a sweet, lovable old lady in public, but is really a Corrupt Corporate Executive. She may not always be planning to take over the world, but it is canon that she intends total global (or more) economic domination.
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    Walt, Larry, and Igner 
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Voiced by: Maurice LaMarche, David Herman and John DiMaggio
Debut: "A Fishful of Dollars"

Mom's three sycophantic sons/henchmen in order of importance. Walt is the oldest and supposedly most intelligent — but even that isn't saying much. Larry is a sniveling yes-man to everything his mother says with an inferiority complex the size of New New York. And Igner is stupid.


  • Big Brother Bully: Walt towards his younger brothers, on multiple occasions.
  • Butt-Monkey: Larry, who is often abused by Mom and Walt, and Igner, who is usually assigned the worst jobs by his brother.
  • Comic Trio: Walt is the schemer, Larry is powerless, and Igner is stupid.
  • The Ditz: Igner is the dumbest of the three and speaks in a stereotypically Simpleton Voice.
  • The Dragon: Theoretically, Walt to Mom — although he doesn't actually have any say in any of Mom's plans, he does have the authority to slap his brothers around.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: "Bender's Game", in-universe.
    Walt: Did you see anyone?
    Igner: Me?
    Walt: Yes, you. You're the only one here.
    Igner: If I'm the only one here, how could I see anyone?
    Larry: He's got a point, Walt.
    Walt: So does my knee! (knees Larry)
  • Epic Fail: Igner is so dumb he once managed to become confused and took a third option on a two-choice vote. He insists the ballot was confusing.
  • Expy: Their antics often mirror those of Larry, Curly, and Moe of The Three Stooges. When Mom slaps them, it's dubbed with either the original Stooges multi-person slap sound or a very close match. It even gets a lampshading in "Bender's Game", when Mom tells them they'll need all their "Stoogely cunning" to infiltrate Planet Express.
  • Extreme Doormat: Larry is submissive to his older brother and mother, and Apologises a Lot even when it's not his fault.
  • Heroic Bastard: Igner's father Farnsworth wasn't married, and though not a hero Igner's the nicest of his siblings.
  • Jerkass: Walt is the most similar to his Mom, being often malicious and abusive like her.
  • Luke, You Are My Father: Igner is Farnsworth's son, and Walt is Wernstrom's son. Larry hasn't been clarified, but is probably also Wernstrom's son, since the color of his hair is the same as Wernstrom's when he was younger.
  • Manchild: Igner due to his infantile behavior.
  • Meaningful Name: Igner's name is a reference to the words "ignorant" and/or "ignoramus".
  • Middle Child Syndrome: Larry, even described in-universe as the "sniveling middle child". He's the most insecure of the three and also the one who gets the most abuse.
  • Nice Mean And Inbetween: Walt is the mean one, Igner is the nice one, and Larry is the inbetween.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Igner of all people did this in Bender's Game to his brothers, which raises some questions about his usual behavior...
  • Oedipus Complex: Walt once voiced the desire to marry a woman just like his mother. The worrying part was that the looks his brothers gave him didn't display them seeing a problem with this - and possibly even agreeing.
  • Only Sane Man: It's hard to tell, thanks to Walt's crazy and idiotic plans, but other than those he does seem to be the only sane man in the trio.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: The brothers have had occasional appearances outside of Mom's schemes, and it seems that when Mom isn't around, the three of them lead almost normal lives (Larry in particular was once seen queuing up to use Bender's dating service).
  • Putting on the Reich: They seem to go to the same tailor as the Galactic Empire and the Union of Allied Planets. Lampshaded in "Overclockwise," where Walt, Larry and Igner are playing World of World War II 3 against Fry, Cubert and Bender as the Trope Namers.
  • Shrinking Violet: Larry is a spineless, Nervous Wreck who finds it difficult to even say aloud words like "bra".
  • Siblings in Crime: They are the primary henchmen of Mom's business.
  • Sissy Villain: All of them (particularly Larry) qualify.
  • Terrible Trio: Though they're not completely incompetent, Mom treats them as if they are. Their original plan to get Fry's PIN number only worked because Fry was being... well, Fry.
  • The Un-Favourite: While Mom is mean to all three of them, it's pretty clear Larry is her least favorite son.
  • Villainous Friendship: There are odd moments they have when Walt isn't slapping them around. They hang out and play video games with each other, for example, and seem to get along when off work.

    The Robot Devil 
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"You can't just have your characters announce how they feel. That Makes Me Feel Angry!"
Voiced by: Dan Castellaneta (1999, 2003, 2008); Maurice LaMarche (2001, on the episode "A Tale of Two Santas")
Debut: "Hell Is Other Robots"

Overlord of Robot Hell, tormentor of robotic souls, and sower of discord. His manipulations often turn against him.


  • Affably Evil: He might be the robot version of Satan, but he's actually a rather polite guy under most circumstances.
  • Body Surf: Should he get his body trashed, his digital ghost transfers into one of his countless replacement bodies on the double.
  • Chain of Deals: Actually manages to use one in "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings" as part of a Batman Gambit to reclaim his hands from Fry... and it works!
  • Crazy-Prepared: Oh, so you think you can destroy the Robot Devil? He's got an endless closet of replacement bodies.
  • Deal with the Devil: He does this. A lot.
  • The Devil Is a Loser: The guy is outsmarted by Fry and in one episode is seen in jail.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: The depths to which Bender can stoop shock even him, like when Bender reunited with his long-lost son, then punted him into a vat of electric fire, all because the Robot Devil wanted Bender to sacrifice his first-born son to him.
    • And in "Calculon 2.0", his response to Calculon's offer to perform a one man show for the residents of Robot Hell:
      Robot Devil: Haven't they suffered enough?!
  • Hidden Depths: He is a music enthusiast.
  • Ironic Hell: Will exploit this when at his worst.
  • Large Ham: His musical numbers say it all.
  • Literal Genie: How his deals work, with him usually keeping his word unless he gets screwed over by it, in which case he goes in Jerkass Genie.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: His voice is based on Hans Conried's portrayal of Captain Hook in Peter Pan.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Proves at the end of "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings" that despite The Devil Is a Loser trope applying to him most of the time, he is extremely cunning and isn't to be underestimated.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Given that there is a "Fairness in Hell Act" dating back to the 23rd century, he's probably this.
  • Satan: Apparently when robots started getting religion, it was felt that only a simulation of Satan would keep them on the straight and narrow.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: When he's injured, though his voice does get high-pitched when he's enthusiastic.
  • Sissy Villain: At one point, he summoned the fire department to his office (which is in Robot Hell, full of fire and brimstone and lava) because his trash can was on fire. Note that the firemen (the Planet Express Crew) had to get through a wall of it just to get into the office.
  • That Makes Me Feel Angry: Was his line, and is the Trope Namer.
  • Villain Song: A whole one dedicated to Robot Hell, lyrics tailored to Bender's predicament (with Fry and Leela unwittingly contributing to the song). Lampshaded in "Ghost in the Machine," when he cues up the exact same song again and Bender furiously shuts him and his band up.

    Robot Santa Claus 
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"Time to get jolly on your naughty asses!"
Voiced By: John Goodman (in "Xmas Story"); John DiMaggio (all other appearances)
Debut: "Xmas Story"

A robotic Santa Claus that was designed on Earth to determine who was naughty and who was nice at Christmas (now "X-Mas"). However, due to a programming error, his AI finds a way to deem everyone naughty (though somehow excluding Zoidberg) and his resolution is to commit genocide to rectify it. Thus, every year at X-Mas, he comes down from his base on Neptune to smite Earth for its apparent indiscretion. Everyone on the planet typically fortifies their homes and cowers in fear until X-Mas has passed.


  • All Crimes Are Equal: "Mobsters beating up a shopkeeper for protection money: very naughty. Shopkeepers not paying their protection money: exactly as naughty."
  • Ass Shove: People who try to bribe Santa get coal shoved up their ass.
  • Ax-Crazy: He makes Bender look pacifistic by comparison.
  • Badass Santa: An evil robotic bazooka-wielding Santa. Heck one song they sing about him is called "Santa Claus Is Gunning You Down".
  • Bad Boss: The midget Neptunians who slave in his toy factory on Neptune are starved and mistreated, and live in constant fear that he'll kill them for some minor slight.
  • Bad Santa: A recurring homicidal robot villain with nigh-unachievable standards for "nice". For example, mafia thugs beating up a shopkeeper for protection money? That's naughty. But a shopkeeper refusing to pay mobsters protection money? Equally naughty. Scruffy the Janitor apparently gets on the "naughty" list simply by picking his nose.
  • Big Bad: In any Christmas episode.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He's well aware his actions are horrific, gleefully enjoying the harm he inflicts.
    Robot Santa: If I don't complete my brutal rampage, well, it just wouldn't be X-Mas.
    Robot Santa: The scammers cheated me out of my Naughty List. Can you imagine the harm they might do with that list? I wanted to do that harm!
  • Crazy-Prepared: He cannot be destroyed by logical paradoxes, since his head was built with paradox absorbing crumplezones (and he has spare heads).
  • Disproportionate Retribution: If anybody does something he consider "naughty", he's less likely to give them coal and more likely to turn them into charcoal.
  • The Dreaded: The entire planet Earth is terrified of him and won't go outside until X-Mas has passed.
  • Enemy Mine: When Earth is taken over by scammers in Bender's Big Score, Richard Nixon's Head forges an alliance with Robot Santa (along with Kwanzaabot and the Hanukkah Zombie) to create a sufficient military force to take it back.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: "My God, Bender! Framing an orphan? That's so naughty, I'll have to add it to my list right now."
  • Faux Affably Evil: Shows in one episode where he invites Bender to join him on his reign of terror after he took over for him, only to kick him off the sleigh not long afterwards.
  • Felony Misdemeanor: If your name isn't John Zoidberg, everything you do is treated this way by him. Including just brushing your mustache.
  • Jerkass: He's hostile to everyone except Zoidberg, who's the only person on his nice list.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: In his first episode, Fry and Leela had disregarded one another's feelings, and Dr. Zoidberg's. Trying to kill them for it is an overreaction, though.
  • Karma Houdini: Mainly because it is really, really hard to kill him. Everyone in the show's universe treats his annual visit as a way of life — or, sometimes, cause of death — that can't be avoided.
  • Knight Templar: He has been programmed to determine who is naughty and who is nice. Unfortunately, his standards for nice are set too high — everyone except Dr. Zoidberg is considered naughty, and to make matters worse, he ain't limited to putting coal in your stocking. He's more likely to turn you into charcoal instead.
  • Logic Bomb: Subverted — he was built with paradox-proof crumple zones to prevent him from being destroyed by them.
  • Ludicrous Precision: Don't dare suggest he hasn't checked his list. He performs over fifty mega-checks per second.
  • Moral Sociopathy: A Knight Templar example. He has a very strict code of morals. But he doesn't really seem to care for other people. He only applies these ethics to other people and only when they do something wrong.
  • Odd Friendship: Has a cordial friendship with Kwanzaabot and the Hanukkah Zombie, the former of which doesn't seem remotely concerned by all the mass murder he commits.
  • Pet the Dog: He treats Zoidberg very well in contrast to the other characters.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Has made X-Mas horrible for 200 years straight.
  • The Sociopath: Worse than Bender.
  • Super Powered Robot Meter Maid: For a robot designed to distribute gifts, he's alarmingly overbuilt.
  • Villain Decay: In-universe in Bender's Big Score. His heart wasn't in it anymore.
  • Villain Song: "This Trinity's Going to War", in "Bender's Big Score" (the Trinity refers to his allies Kwanzaabot and the Hanukkah Zombie).
  • Would Hurt a Child: Several of his victims on his X-Mas rampages are children, including one girl he maimed with a bicycle gun.

    The Robot Mafia 
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"We're the Robot Mafia. The entire Robot Mafia."
Voiced by: Maurice LaMarche (Donbot and Clamps) and John DiMaggio (Joey Mousepad)
Debut: "Bender Gets Made"

The Robot Mafia is an organized crime syndicate of robots located in Little Bitaly. The Donbot, its boss, and goons Clamps and Joey Mousepad represent the entire society.


  • Ax-Crazy: Clamps is probably the most violent goon of the Robot Mafia, ready to attack anyone at any time.
  • Catchphrase: Invoked. As evidenced by the commentary for "Bendless Love", the producers wanted "Clamp clamp ka-bamp!" to be Clamps catchphrase. Generally, though, he's got THE CLAMPS, or some variation of the word "clamp".
  • Comically Missing the Point: Joey Mousepad, especially in "Bendless Love":
    Donbot: That scab's gonna have a little on-the-job accident.
    Joey Mousepad: With all due respect, Donbot, I don't think we should rely on an accident to happen. Let's kill him ourselves.
    (Donbot makes a sound that's between a groan and mumbling)
  • The Don: That's Donbot function, although it's obviously carried to the point of parody.
    Donbot: Their desire to keep living shows me no respect.
  • Embarrassing First Name: Clamps' full name is *Francis X. Clampazzo*.
    Joey Mousepad: Your name's Francis? Whoa-ho-ho!
  • Expy: They resemble the characters Fat Tony, Legs and Louie, the Springfield Mafia, from The Simpsons. Fat Tony would be the Donbot (he is fat and the boss), Legs would be Joey Mousepad and Louie would be Clamps (his face looks similar).
  • Karma Houdini: Donbot never gets punished for his actions until "Viva Mars Vegas".
  • Knight of Cerebus: Unlike other villains, they are played seriously, many times.

    Lrrr and Ndnd (of the planet Omicron Persei 8!) 
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"It is true, what they say: men are from Omicron Persei 7, women are from Omicron Persei 9!"
Voiced by: Maurice LaMarche and Tress MacNeille
Debut: "When Aliens Attack"

The rulers of the planet Omicron Persei 8, Lrrr and Ndnd (pronounced "Lerrr" and "Nen-DEN-duh") are typically presented as working towards conquering other planets to expand their empire. When not conquering other planets, they act like a remarkably stereotypical couple that have been married for years, watching television, having petty arguments and the like. Their race, the Omicronians, are capable of producing several millions of (delicious) children, an asset which allows them to conquer many planets, as mentioned above.


  • Frying Pan of Doom: Ndnd occasionally brandishes one in her later nagging appearances.
  • Henpecked Husband: Oh, God, is he ever. In "Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences", Ndnd is mad at finding that Leela is more successful at nagging and forcing him to do stuff than she is (and Leela was trying to help him with his marriage).
  • Is This Thing Still On?: Lrrr sets about scratching his crotch once he thinks the camera has stopped rolling on his announcement to eat a human in compensation for all the children consumed by humans.
  • It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": In the first few episodes featuring her, she's "nen-DEN-duh". In the later half, she's "Nn-duh-NN-duh".
  • Just Eat Him: Lrrr's preferred methods of dealing with conflict.
  • Knight of Cerebus: It's made very clear whenever they show up that they are a massive threat, both physically and militarily, twice conquering the planet Earth with ease.
  • Large Ham: They tend to say everything in the most dramatic fashion possible.
  • No Indoor Voice: Omicronians in general, but Lrrr is the best example.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Lrrr tries to use one when buying an aphrodisiac in "Spanish Fry". What takes the cake is that when the video is shown to Leela, Fry, and Bender, Leela recognizes Lrrr before he even says a word.
  • That Makes Me Feel Angry: "This concept of 'wuv' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!"
  • Villains Out Shopping: They're even introduced to Futurama as demanding to be shown the final episode of a long-lost Earth television show, Single Female Lawyer.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Lrrr's father.
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    President Richard Nixon('s head) 
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"If there's one thing Nixon is known for, it's class. Let's cut this turd loose!"
Voiced by: Billy West
Debut: "Space Pilot 3000"

The head of former U.S. President Richard Nixon. He first appeared in the series premiere in a hall of heads of presidential figures, getting knocked over by Fry — which shatters his head jar and causes him to go into a frenzy. However, he gets a much bigger role when he decides to bodyjack Bender and exploit a Constitutional loophole to win an election, but gets cornered in Watergate and has to fork over Bender's body or let him play a recording of a psychotic rant he just spouted off. Still, Nixon wins the election (due to the large number of robot votes he got by sporting another, insanely huge robot body) and becomes President of Earth again — a surprisingly decent one... go figure. He has since become a recurring character, and most often plays the President Evil role. Nixon also has Spiro Agnew at his side as vice president again — though he's in the exact opposite predicament of all the other 20th-century cameo characters — an unintelligible body without a head.


  • A Day in the Limelight: The framing device for Saturday Morning Fun Pit revolves around him and the headless body of Agnew watching Saturday morning cartoons.
  • Ascended Extra: Once a one-time character, Nixon's head is now the recurring president of Earth.
  • Berserk Button: Do not smash his containment jar or he will go aggro on you, biting like a rabid jackal.
    "That's it — you just made my list."
  • Bowdlerise: In-universe example in Saturday Morning Fit Pit during the G I Zapp cartoon where he hilariously tries to dub over or tone down the more violent scenes of the cartoon until it becomes too much even for him and he pulls the plug.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He loves doing evil.
  • Catchphrase "Aroooooo!"
  • Comedic Sociopathy: He's presented as a head with a bottomless appetite for evil. Although he seems more interested in making the threats than doing the deeds.
    I'll sell all of our children's organs to zoos for meat! Then I'll break into peoples' houses at night and wreck up the place! Muhahahaha!
  • Do I Really Sound Like That?: When Bender plays back Nixon's incriminating rant about voters in "A Head in the Polls".
    Nixon: My God, I really sound like that? I thought my voice had more of a Clark Gable quality.
  • Eagleland: Type II.
  • Evil Is Hammy: "NIXON'S BACK!!!"
  • Historical Villain Upgrade: Justified in-universe in that he's gone insane since the present.
  • Jerkass: A trait that is exaggerated from Nixon's actual persona. In-universe the exaggeration is explained as a result of Sanity Slippage from being stuck as a head in a jar at the head museum and unable to do anything important anymore.
  • Karma Houdini: Among his glaring list of wrongdoings, the biggest is flattening his secretary under the gargantuan boot of his super-sized robot body when he made his startling entrance as newly-reelected president of Earth, yet nobody said a word about it. Here's hoping she lived...
  • Loophole Abuse: How he got to run for president again, since nobody could have more than two terms, he got a new body. Bender's body, to be specific.
  • Pet the Dog: Subverted.
    Nixon: Now look here, you drugged out communist! I paid for this body and I'd no sooner return it than I would my little cocker spaniel dog, Checkers.
    Checkers' Head: Arf!
    Nixon: Shut up, dammit!
    • Played straight in Crimes Of The Hot, where he thanks Earth's robots for stopping global warming by moving Earth further from the sun by declaring the extra week created by the larger orbit "Robot Party Week".
  • Poke the Poodle: One episode has him watching a squirrel walk on a telephone wire, hoping it'll fall off.
    Nixon: Come on, fall. Fall, dammit! FALL!
  • President Evil: His political promises include selling children's organs to zoos for meat, using the poor as a cheap source of teeth for aquarium gravel, and going into people's houses at night to wreck up the place.
  • Take That!: Serves as one against Nixon for the writers. Note that Nixon was made fun of semi-regularly on the first few seasons of The Simpsons, until Nixon's death in the mid 1990s. A very huge and personal one for West himself, who was drafted for the Vietnam War. He came up with the werewolf like mannerisms from watching one of Nixon's debates with Kennedy in 1960.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Charleston Chew.
  • Villainous Friendship: Is good friends with Morbo.
  • Voodoo Shark: An in-universe example: In "Into The Wild Green Yonder", Fry finds out that Nixon staged the moon landing — on Venus. This is especially a voodoo shark in-universe, since Fry and Leela went to the Moon and visited the site of the Moon landing in another episode, and a previous movie has Nixon mention the moon landing.

    Dr. Ogden Wernstrom 
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It's time you left science to the 120-year-olds!
Voiced by:' David Herman
Debut: "A Big Piece of Garbage"

One of Professor Farnsworth's former Mars University graduate students, and his prized pupil before he turned against the professor and became his rival after receiving his idea the worst grade possible, an A-.


  • Always Someone Better: Started off as this to the professor, and is undeniably more successful.
  • The B Grade: He turns against the professor upon receiving an A- due to penmanship counting on one of his assignments. After 100 years, he finally gets his revenge on Farnsworth by giving his new invention the worst grade imaginable, an A Minus Minus.
  • Characterization Marches On: He started out as just a rival for the professor, but in situations such as those in Beast With a Billion Backs, he tries agreeing with the professor on the issues at hand, though the professor ends up ignoring him. They eventually end up working together, and not all that reluctantly at one point.
  • Jerkass: Costs him his Academy Prize.
    Mayor Poopenmeyer: I now present [Professor Farnsworth] with the Academy Prize, which we confiscated from Doctor Wernstrom after it became apparent that he was a jackass.
  • One-Shot Character: Was originally going to be this, but the writers decided he was too good and made him a recurring character.
  • Phrase Catcher: "WERN-STROM!"
  • Say My Name: Whenever he appears, Professor Farnsworth will call out "Wernstrom!"
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Once again, to the professor.

    Roberto 
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Ha-HAA!
Voiced by: David Herman
Debut: "Insane in the Mainframe"

A dangerously unstable serial bank robbing robot who was built by a team of engineers for the sole purpose of creating an insane robot. Appeared several times up until "The Six Million Dollar Mon", where he is put to death. Twice. Though he eventually started appearing again.


  • Abusive Parents: His mother apparently welded him to the wall a few times as a child, which is implied to be the reason he is insane in his debut appearance.
  • Ax-Crazy: A criminally insane, psychotic stab-bot.
  • Back from the Dead:
    • Resurrected in "The Six Million Dollar Mon" after he is put to death via electromagnetic chair, though he dies for a second time after eating a piece of Hermes skin that absorbed unbearable heat from LaBarbara's cooking.
    • Later reappears in "Stench and Stenchibility" with no explanation.
  • Bank Robbery: He is a serial bank robber, and hits the same bank three times in a row in his debut appearance.
  • Catchphrase: His "Ha-HAA!". Usually said when attempting to stab something.
  • Flanderization: In his first appearance, he was capable of acting normal to the point of Casual Danger Dialogue, but later appearances escalated his insanity to the point of occasional gibberish.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: What, can't he visit his old friends and take them hostage?
  • Gone Horribly Right: Designed by a team of engineers to be an insane robot, though according to him, they failed.
  • Karmic Death: After taking over Hermes's robot body, he tried to eat his skin. The end result is that he melts since the skin absorbed unbearable heat from LaBarbara's cooking.
  • Knife Nut:
    Roberto: I was designed by a team of engineers attempting to build an insane robot but it seems, they failed!
    Vending Machine: Um, actually *Roberto stabs him*
  • Mood-Swinger: He can go from calm and friendly-ish to manic screaming at the drop of a hat, and then right back.
    Roberto: (after escaping the sanitarium) Thanks for helping me escape, Bender.
    Bender: Ah, it was nothing.
    Roberto: IT WAS NOT NOTHING!
  • Robotic Psychopath: He was designed to be an insane robot.
  • Unexplained Recovery: He is very obviously killed by the end of "The Six Million Dollar Mon", but was apparently reincarnated again sometime before "Stench and Stenchibility". Possibly that Backup Unit Bender mentioned robots having in an earlier episode.

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