Home Planet: Omicron Persei 8
The Omicronians are a violent, agressive race, much like humans. 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 are not very picky eaters, and have been known to swallow humans and orangutangs whole. 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). 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.
Omicronians begin their lives in an immature, larval state, which are placed in large bits by the billions on nursery planets. In this state, they resemble fried shrimp and are reportedly delicious, they became widely known on Earth under the brand name Popplers, distributed by the fast food franchise Fishy Joe's(2ACV15). 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 (Jrrr: "When my species grows up, we eat our mums.").
Aside from their larger size and strength, their only super-human ability seems to be their capacity to swallow very large objects (like people). Their technology is more advanced than that of the human race, for example, they know the secret of immortality. (1ACV12) -->
- Lrrr, Ruler of Omicron Persei 8
- Ndnd, wife of Lrrr
- Jrrr, a baby poppler that Leela saved from being eaten.
- Some Omicronians share the wide-spread belief among alien races that human noses (Humanhorn) are a strong aphrodisiac.
- Lrrr: People of Earth, I am Lrrr of the planet Omicron Persei 8. [He hears feedback behind him.] Turn down that TV, Nd-Nd.
- Jrrr: There are many good reasons to eat: Hunger, boredom, wanting to be the world's fattest man. But not revenge.