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|Homeworld||Omicron Persei 8|
|First appearance||"When Aliens Attack" (1ACV12)|
They are also fans of 20th century television, particurlarly the programming of the FOX Network. They watch these programs "live" in the year 3000, since radio waves from Earth take 1,000 years to reach Omicron Persei 8 (1ACV12). Their technology is more advanced than that of the human race, for example, their big 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 disproportionally to even the slightest disturbance or irritation. They first invaded Earth when Fry knocked FOX off air and Omicronians couldn't see the end of Single Female Lawyer. Since then, they have invaded the planet for two more times. The second invasion ocurred when Humans began eating Popplers, while the third invasion was actually a fake.
Omicronians stand around eight feet tall, and have characteristics of reptiles. 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 orangutangs whole. Aside from their larger size and strength, their only super-human ability seems to be their capacity to swallow very large objects (like people) in a similar manner to the Nibblonians. However, the Omicronians' swallow ability is arguably inferior as the Nibblonians are much smaller.
The male's horn, white or brownish, are apparantly also their reproductive organs, and large horns signal a powerful man (6ACV11). Lrrr being the only Omicronian seen with dark horns might hint that dark horns represent royalty, but it is not known if this is biological or cultural (the horns might have been darkened much like plastic surgery).
Omicronians can apparently experience the same effect as humans do when under the influence of narcotics, evident when Lrrr eats a dirty hippie and trips out (2ACV15).
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, as they became widely known on Earth under the brand name Popplers, distributed by the fast food franchise Fishy Joe's (2ACV15). While first unconscious and still - much like eggs - they start to move and talk on their own with time. Once mature, they become sentient immediately. It seems unlikely that the parents are actively involved in their upbringing, but this is only speculation.
It seems likely that young Omicronians instinctively know how to speak once they have reached a certain stage. There is evidence that suggests the younger generation consumes the previous one - as Jrrr says, "When my species grows up, we eat our mums".
The act of reproduction for this species may be dangerous to all others within a "safe, 500 meter radius" (4ACV17), and the female's organs must first move into position before commencing intercourse (6ACV11).
- Lrrr, Ruler of Omicron Persei 8
- Ndnd, wife of Lrrr
- Jrrr, a baby poppler that Leela saved from being eaten.
- Lrrr's father
- Their names are also 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 (4ACV17).
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.
- "When Aliens Attack" (1ACV12)
- "The Problem with Popplers" (2ACV15)
- "Anthology of Interest II" (3ACV18)
- "Love and Rocket" (4ACV03)
- "Spanish Fry" (4ACV17)
- Bender's Big Score cameo)
- The Beast with a Billion Backs
- Bender's Game
- Into the Wild Green Yonder
- "Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences" (6ACV11)
- "The Mutants Are Revolting" (6ACV12)