Countess de la Roca
|Countess de la Roca|
|Planet of origin||Maybe Earth|
|First appearance||"A Flight to Remember" (1ACV10)|
|Voiced by||Tress MacNeille|
Countess de la Roca was an elegant and wealthy fembot who was also a class three yacht. She and Bender met on the Titanic and fell in love, although Bender feared this was merely because the Countess believed he too was rich. But when the Countess discovered he couldn't even cover his bar tab she loved him regardless. Romance blossomed, as Bender sketched her circuit diagram, kissed her in a car and ...other things occurred. But when the Titanic was doomed by a predictably incompetent Zapp Brannigan, the Countess was rescued by Bender, both reaching the escape pods at the last moment. As it became clear that their escape vehicle was overburdened, she sacrificed herself and disappeared into the black hole. Although, it's possible she survived as Into the Wild Green Yonder treats black holes like worm holes, which would have tossed her out of a different black hole.
- Even though her name is similar to crew member Claudia De La Roca, it has been confirmed that the Countess was not named after her.
- Unlike other robots, her pupils are round.
- She is based loosely on the character of Rose from James Cameron's film Titanic. Her design greatly resembles the outfit Rose wore when boarding the ship.
- Her name could also be a reference to the Countess of Rothes, who was sailing first class on board the real Titanic's maiden voyage.
Countess de la Roca: I was surprised to see another robot in first class, most of the robots I meet are labourers.
Bender: I assure you I barely know the meaning of the word labour.