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|name        = Omicronians
 
|name        = Omicronians
 
|image        = [[File:Lrr.jpg|225px]]
 
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|image text  = [[Lrrr]], Omicronian {{cat|rulers of astronomical object|ruler}}
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|image text  = [[Lrrr]], Omicronian {{cat|rulers of astronomical object|ruler}}. {{er|1ACV12}}
 
|first appear = {{e|1ACV12}}
 
|first appear = {{e|1ACV12}}
 
|homeworld    = [[Omicron Persei 8]]
 
|homeworld    = [[Omicron Persei 8]]
 
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The '''Omicronians''' are a violent, aggressive race that is 14-billion-years old {{et|TBwaBB}}. They are residents of [[Omicron Persei 8]] and possibly other planets in [[Omicron Persei System|that system]].
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The '''Omicronians''' are a violent, aggressive race that is 14-billion-years old. {{er|TBwaBB}} They are residents of [[Omicron Persei 8]] and possibly other planets in [[Omicron Persei System|that system]].
  
 
== Culture ==
 
== Culture ==
The Omicronians are fans of [[20th century]] [[television]], particularly the programming of the [[Fox Network (in-universe)|FOX Network]]. They watch these programs "live" in the year [[3000]], since radio waves from [[Earth]] take one thousand years to reach [[Omicron Persei 8]] {{et|1ACV12}}. Their technology is more advanced than that of the human race, as evidenced by their [[Omicronian Saucers|battle ships]], and they know the secret of immortality (1ACV12). The Omicronian war machine is one of the chief threats to the [[Democratic Order of Planets|DOOP]], and the Omicronians have been known to react disproportionately to even the slightest disturbance or irritation. They [[First Omicronian Invasion of Earth|first invaded Earth]] when [[Philip J. Fry|Fry]] accidentally knocked FOX off air resulting in the Omicronians being unable to watch the finale of [[Single Female Lawyer]]. Since then, there have been [[Omicronian invasions of Earth|further invasions of Earth]]: the [[Second Omicronian Invasion of Earth|second invasion]] occurred when Humans began - originally unwittingly - eating [[Popplers|the Omicronian young]]; though the [[Third Omicronian Invasion of Earth|third invasion]] was actually a fake. and the [[Fourth Omicronian invasion of Earth|fourth invasion]], which occurred in [[3013]] was "led" by a reluctant Jrrr, which was the shortest invasion so far. The Omicronians also have [[Omicronian handbook|scouting]].
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The Omicronians are fans of [[20th century]] [[television]], particularly the programming of the [[Fox Network (in-universe)|FOX Network]]. They watch these programs "live" in the year [[3000]], since radio waves from [[Earth]] take one thousand years to reach [[Omicron Persei 8]]. {{er|1ACV12}} Their technology is more advanced than that of the human race, as evidenced by their [[Omicronian Saucers|battle ships]], and they know the secret of immortality. {{er|1ACV12}} The Omicronian war machine is one of the chief threats to the [[Democratic Order of Planets|DOOP]], and the Omicronians have been known to react disproportionately to even the slightest disturbance or irritation. They [[First Omicronian Invasion of Earth|first invaded Earth]] when [[Philip J. Fry|Fry]] accidentally knocked FOX off air resulting in the Omicronians being unable to watch the finale of [[Single Female Lawyer]]. Since then, there have been [[Omicronian invasions of Earth|further invasions of Earth]]: the [[Second Omicronian Invasion of Earth|second invasion]] occurred when Humans began - originally unwittingly - eating [[Popplers|the Omicronian young]]; though the [[Third Omicronian Invasion of Earth|third invasion]] was actually a fake. and the [[Fourth Omicronian invasion of Earth|fourth invasion]], which occurred in [[3013]] was "led" by a reluctant Jrrr, which was the shortest invasion so far. The Omicronians also have [[Omicronian handbook|scouting]].
  
 
== Biology ==
 
== Biology ==
[[File:Omicronian Larva.jpg|right|thumb|A larval Omicronian, a "[[poppler]]", in their conscious stage {{et|2ACV15}}.]]
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[[File:Omicronian Larva.jpg|right|thumb|[[Jrrr|A larval Omicronian]], a "[[poppler]]", in their conscious stage. {{er|2ACV15}}]]
  
 
Omicronians stand around eight feet tall, and have reptilian characteristics. Their skin can have various colours, ranging from a greenish-yellow to dark brown. Their eyes are yellow with oval pupils. They eat in great quantities, and are not particularly picky eaters, having been known to swallow [[humans]] and [[orangutans]] whole. Aside from their larger size and strength, their only super-human ability seems to be their capacity to swallow very large objects (such as people) in a similar manner to the [[Nibblonians]]. However, the Omicronians' swallowing capacity is arguably inferior as the Nibblonians are much smaller.
 
Omicronians stand around eight feet tall, and have reptilian characteristics. Their skin can have various colours, ranging from a greenish-yellow to dark brown. Their eyes are yellow with oval pupils. They eat in great quantities, and are not particularly picky eaters, having been known to swallow [[humans]] and [[orangutans]] whole. Aside from their larger size and strength, their only super-human ability seems to be their capacity to swallow very large objects (such as people) in a similar manner to the [[Nibblonians]]. However, the Omicronians' swallowing capacity is arguably inferior as the Nibblonians are much smaller.
  
The males' horns, coloured white or brownish, would appear to act as their reproductive organs, and large horns signify a powerful male {{et|6ACV11}}. [[Lrrr]] being the only Omicronian seen with dark horns might suggest that dark horns represent royalty, but it is not known if this is biological or cultural (Lrrr's horns could have been darkened artificially).
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The males' horns, coloured white or brownish, would appear to act as their reproductive organs, and large horns signify a powerful male. {{er|6ACV11}} [[Lrrr]] being the only Omicronian seen with dark horns might suggest that dark horns represent royalty, but it is not known if this is biological or cultural (Lrrr's horns could have been darkened artificially).
  
Omicronians can apparently experience the effects of drugs in the same way as humans, as evidenced when Lrrr eats [[Free Waterfall, Jr.|a hippie]] and begins to exhibit signs of marijuana use {{et|2ACV15}}.
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Omicronians can apparently experience the effects of drugs in the same way as humans, as evidenced when Lrrr eats [[Free Waterfall, Jr.|a hippie]] and begins to exhibit signs of marijuana use. {{er|2ACV15}}
  
Omicronian feces, or at least those of children, are similar to Earth's candy {{et|7ACV16}}.
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Omicronian feces, or at least those of children, are similar to Earth's candy. {{er|7ACV16}}
  
 
=== Reproduction ===
 
=== Reproduction ===
  
Omicronians begin their lives in an immature, larval state, which are placed in large pits by the billions on nursery planets. In this state, they resemble fried shrimp and are reportedly delicious: they became extremely popular when sold under the brand name ''[[Popplers]]'', distributed by the fast food franchise [[Fishy Joe's]] {{et|2ACV15}}. As they mature they exhibit a rapid development of sentience: it would appear that young Omicronians instinctively know how to speak once they have reached a certain stage. It seems unlikely that the parents are actively involved in their upbringing, but this is only speculation; there is however evidence to suggest the younger generation consumes the previous one: a [[Jrrr|young Omicronian]] informs [[Turanga Leela|Leela]], "When my species grows up, we eat our mums".  
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Omicronians begin their lives in an immature, larval state, which are placed in large pits by the billions on nursery planets. In this state, they resemble fried shrimp and are reportedly delicious: they became extremely popular when sold under the brand name ''[[Popplers]]'', distributed by the fast food franchise [[Fishy Joe's]]. {{er|2ACV15}} As they mature they exhibit a rapid development of sentience: it would appear that young Omicronians instinctively know how to speak once they have reached a certain stage. It seems unlikely that the parents are actively involved in their upbringing, but this is only speculation; there is however evidence to suggest the younger generation consumes the previous one: a [[Jrrr|young Omicronian]] informs [[Turanga Leela|Leela]], "When my species grows up, we eat our mums".  
  
The act of reproduction for this species may be hazardous to any life-forms within a "safe, 500 meter radius" {{et|4ACV17}}, and the female's organs must first move into position before commencing intercourse {{et|6ACV11}}.
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The act of reproduction for this species may be hazardous to any life-forms within a "safe, 500 meter radius", {{er|4ACV17}} and the female's organs must first move into position before commencing intercourse. {{er|6ACV11}}
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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=== Trivia ===
 
=== Trivia ===
 
*Aside from [[President Fxjkhr]], their names are the only words in ''[[Futurama]]'' to be spelled with no vowels.
 
*Aside from [[President Fxjkhr]], their names are the only words in ''[[Futurama]]'' to be spelled with no vowels.
*Some Omicronians share the wide-spread belief among [[Alien]] races that [[Human Horn]] is a strong aphrodisiac {{et|4ACV17}}.
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*Some Omicronians share the wide-spread belief among [[Alien]] races that [[Human Horn]] is a strong aphrodisiac. {{er|4ACV17}}
 
*Their relationship with the [[Democratic Order of Planets|DOOP]] may be based on that of {{st|United Federation of Planets|the Federation}} and the {{st|Klingon Empire}} in ''[[Star Trek]]'' (prior to the Klingons' alliance with the Federation).
 
*Their relationship with the [[Democratic Order of Planets|DOOP]] may be based on that of {{st|United Federation of Planets|the Federation}} and the {{st|Klingon Empire}} in ''[[Star Trek]]'' (prior to the Klingons' alliance with the Federation).
  
 
=== Quotes ===
 
=== Quotes ===
 
{{q|
 
{{q|
<poem>'''Lrrr''': People of Earth, I am Lrrr of the planet Omicron Persei 8. ''[He hears feedback behind him.]'' Turn down that TV, Ndnd.</poem>
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<poem>'''Lrrr''': People of Earth, [[I am Lrrr]] of the planet Omicron Persei 8. ''[He hears feedback behind him.]'' Turn down that TV, Ndnd.</poem>
 
<poem>'''Jrrr''': There are many good reasons to eat: Hunger, boredom, wanting to be the world's fattest man. But not revenge.</poem>
 
<poem>'''Jrrr''': There are many good reasons to eat: Hunger, boredom, wanting to be the world's fattest man. But not revenge.</poem>
 
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Latest revision as of 03:07, 4 February 2014

Omicronians
Lrr.jpg
Lrrr, Omicronian ruler. [1ACV12]
HomeworldOmicron Persei 8
First appearance"When Aliens Attack" (1ACV12)
Episode

The Omicronians are a violent, aggressive race that is 14-billion-years old. [TBwaBB] They are residents of Omicron Persei 8 and possibly other planets in that system.

Culture[edit]

The Omicronians are fans of 20th century television, particularly the programming of the FOX Network. They watch these programs "live" in the year 3000, since radio waves from Earth take one thousand years to reach Omicron Persei 8. [1ACV12] Their technology is more advanced than that of the human race, as evidenced by their battle ships, and they know the secret of immortality. [1ACV12] The Omicronian war machine is one of the chief threats to the DOOP, and the Omicronians have been known to react disproportionately to even the slightest disturbance or irritation. They first invaded Earth when Fry accidentally knocked FOX off air resulting in the Omicronians being unable to watch the finale of Single Female Lawyer. Since then, there have been further invasions of Earth: the second invasion occurred when Humans began - originally unwittingly - eating the Omicronian young; though the third invasion was actually a fake. and the fourth invasion, which occurred in 3013 was "led" by a reluctant Jrrr, which was the shortest invasion so far. The Omicronians also have scouting.

Biology[edit]

A larval Omicronian, a "poppler", in their conscious stage. [2ACV15]

Omicronians stand around eight feet tall, and have reptilian characteristics. Their skin can have various colours, ranging from a greenish-yellow to dark brown. Their eyes are yellow with oval pupils. They eat in great quantities, and are not particularly picky eaters, having been known to swallow humans and orangutans whole. Aside from their larger size and strength, their only super-human ability seems to be their capacity to swallow very large objects (such as people) in a similar manner to the Nibblonians. However, the Omicronians' swallowing capacity is arguably inferior as the Nibblonians are much smaller.

The males' horns, coloured white or brownish, would appear to act as their reproductive organs, and large horns signify a powerful male. [6ACV11] Lrrr being the only Omicronian seen with dark horns might suggest that dark horns represent royalty, but it is not known if this is biological or cultural (Lrrr's horns could have been darkened artificially).

Omicronians can apparently experience the effects of drugs in the same way as humans, as evidenced when Lrrr eats a hippie and begins to exhibit signs of marijuana use. [2ACV15]

Omicronian feces, or at least those of children, are similar to Earth's candy. [7ACV16]

Reproduction[edit]

Omicronians begin their lives in an immature, larval state, which are placed in large pits by the billions on nursery planets. In this state, they resemble fried shrimp and are reportedly delicious: they became extremely popular when sold under the brand name Popplers, distributed by the fast food franchise Fishy Joe's. [2ACV15] As they mature they exhibit a rapid development of sentience: it would appear that young Omicronians instinctively know how to speak once they have reached a certain stage. It seems unlikely that the parents are actively involved in their upbringing, but this is only speculation; there is however evidence to suggest the younger generation consumes the previous one: a young Omicronian informs Leela, "When my species grows up, we eat our mums".

The act of reproduction for this species may be hazardous to any life-forms within a "safe, 500 meter radius", [4ACV17] and the female's organs must first move into position before commencing intercourse. [6ACV11]

History[edit]

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Additional Info[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Quotes[edit]

    Lrrr: People of Earth, I am Lrrr of the planet Omicron Persei 8. [He hears feedback behind him.] Turn down that TV, Ndnd.

    Jrrr: There are many good reasons to eat: Hunger, boredom, wanting to be the world's fattest man. But not revenge.

Appearances[edit]