Kif Kroker

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Secondary character
Kif Kroker
Kif Kroker.jpg
A classic drawing of Kif.
AgeSee Family section
GenderMale
SpeciesAmphibiosan
Planet of originAmphibios 9, Clan Kroker's Sacred Birthing Grounds
ProfessionDOOP Fourth Lieutenant
RelativesSee Family section
First appearance"Love's Labours Lost in Space" (1ACV04)
Episode
Voiced byMaurice LaMarche

Fourth Lieutenant Kif Kroker works in the Democratic Order of Planets. He serves aboard the Nimbus as first officer to Zapp Brannigan. Zapp is generally abusive towards Kif, forcing him to do a variety of demeaning tasks, such as shaving his armpits. Kif meekly tolerates this abuse, as he apparently lacks the confidence to defend himself. However, Kif sometimes seeks out advice from Zapp and is called his most loyal officer and best friend.

Personality

Kif Kroker is a nervous and selfconscious individual who suffers from lack of confidence. He is submissive towards Zapp Brannigan, even though Zapp frequently has him do humiliating things. However, Zapp considers Kif to be his closest friend and most loyal officer. Zapp even tried to comfort Kif after discovering he was in love with Amy Wong, though with very limited success. Kif has been known to insult Zapp behind his back. Despite being rather submissive towards Zapp, Kif once punched Zapp in the stomach after discovering he and Amy had had a brief sexual relationship (TBWABB).

Kif seems like the ideal candidate for General of the DOOP Army, however, he often gets the blame when Zapp makes a mistake and has the credit taken from him by Zapp when he suceeds.

Biography

Kif Kroker has fought in wars against the Spheroids of Spheron 1 (2ACV17), the Spiderians of Tarantulon 6 (4ACV16), the Decapodian Army in the Decapodian Invasion of Earth (4ACV05), and in all the Omicronian invasions of Earth (1ACV12, 2ACV15, 6ACV11). However, he was at one point discharged from the DOOP when Zapp Brannigan blamed most of his mistake on him (2ACV02).

Kif fell in love with Amy Wong after only a brief meeting with her on the Titanic (1ACV10). For a whole year, he was too nervous to speak to Amy, but eventually admitted his feelings for her (3ACV01). Despite her parents' dislike of him, Amy returned his feelings. Ironically, though, it was them who set Kif and Amy up when Zapp forced the captainship upon him after the vessel crashed. They have been together since their first date (3ACV01).

Hundreds of unnamed children of whom Leela is the mother and Amy is the smizmar when (4ACV01). They are currently living in the the same place where their father was born, in an immature, tadpole form, and will have grown legs and emerged from the water by 3023. Kif's parents live there with them (TBWABB).

Character Description

Family

Age

Kif is thought to be at least 55 years old, counting his 20 years as a tadpole, his childhood, long enough in the DOOP Army to become ta lieutenant, and the 10 years of the show. Part of this is speculation, though.

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Additional Info

Trivia

  • Maurice LaMarche stated that Kif's voice is a combination of Jon Lovitz and Truman Capote.
  • Although Kif is somewhat like an amphibian, he is apparently capable of growing stubble (2ACV02).
  • Kif has no bones, but is supported by a system of fluid filled bladders.
  • Can walk on walls and ceilings.
  • Has three nipples (3ACV01).
  • Has a camouflage reflex which turns him almost transparent.
    • He loses control of this reflex when he becomes nervous.
  • Is actually a highly competent crewman, as evidenced during his brief stint with Planet Express (2ACV02).
  • Is a skilled combatant, as he can hit two spiders with a giant double-headed fly swat (4ACV16).
  • Is a great karaoke singer, in particular Total Eclipse Of The Heart, due to his time in the DOOP Boys' Chorus.
  • Was killed dead twice and has been ressurected by Yivo (TBWABB) and the birthing machine (6ACV01).
  • When he is really sick and/or has a hangover, he actually becomes liquid.
  • He is a good yet unusual breakdancer (6ACV08).

Catchphrase

  • Kif's most notable word (or in this case, noise) would be his trademark sigh. Usually used when confronted with the ineptitude of his superior, Zapp Brannigan.

Quotes

    Kif: Dear Diary, I just made love for the second time...

    Kif: It is not uncharted, you lost the chart!

    Zapp: Kif, show them the medal I won.
    Kif: [Sighs.]

    Kif: Use a brush, you dunderhead! And mix these mixed nuts. I see two almonds touching!

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