Infosphere:Featured article for week 13 of 2006

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Turanga Leela is one of the main characters on Futurama. She starts off as a Fate Assignment Officer for Applied Cryogenics, but deserts her job after meeting a defrostee named Fry. She then joins Fry and a robot named Bender at Planet Express, a company owned by Fry's distant relative, Professor Farnsworth.

Throughout the series, Leela's past demonstrates the planning that went into the early stages of development of Futurama. At first, we are to believe that she is an alien, the last of her kind and completely alone. Later, however, we learn that she is actually a sewer mutant. Close scrutiny of an earlier episode shows that her parents are visible as background characters the first time we meet the mutants.