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PEE Poll: if a character were to die, who would make the largest impact?
Dr. Zoidberg   -6 (9.2%)
Amy   -6 (9.2%)
Prof. Farnsworth   -44 (67.7%)
Hermies   -1 (1.5%)
Scruffy   -2 (3.1%)
Nibbler   -4 (6.2%)
Zapp Brannigan   -2 (3.1%)
Total Voters: 65

ActionLaPointe

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« on: 12-04-2003 23:05 »

heres the deal, if a futurama character were to die, which would make the largest impact on the rest of the show. im neglecting   core-main characters from the poll for obvious reasons.
BendingUnit22

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« Reply #1 on: 12-04-2003 23:58 »

I think Farnsworth would make the biggest impact.  The show kinda revolves around his inventions and his company.
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #2 on: 12-05-2003 00:02 »

I wanna know why Leela isn't on the poll. Until then, no vote, damnit!
Venus

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« Reply #3 on: 12-05-2003 00:03 »

i agree. Most of the situations they wind up in happen because the proff sent them somewhere dangerous.
ooy

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« Reply #4 on: 12-05-2003 01:02 »

and what about fry...
Zeep

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« Reply #5 on: 12-05-2003 02:41 »

it may not have much impact on the plot, but the show just wouldn't be the same w/o zapp's mispronounciations and, shall we say, odd behavior quirks.
Beamer

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« Reply #6 on: 12-05-2003 05:14 »

 
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Originally posted by Asylum-Fry:
I wanna know why Leela isn't on the poll. Until then, no vote, damnit!...

 
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Originally posted by ooy:
and what about fry...

What, can't you people read? ActionLaPointe clearly said that all core-main characters were deliberately left out of the poll, jeez...

Anyway, I'd also have to go with Farnsworth here. Without him, there'd be no Planet Express - and without Planet Express, there'd be no show. Also, Scruffy would make the LEAST impact, for obvious reasons.  tongue
Rage Dump

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« Reply #7 on: 12-05-2003 09:52 »

Biggest impact?
Farnsworth is the only one that will actually affect the storyline, really... He gets my vote

 
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Also, Scruffy would make the LEAST impact, for obvious reasons.
Scruffy?  wink
Pikka Bird

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« Reply #8 on: 12-05-2003 10:43 »

Professie, for reasons already covered.
The first one voting for Scruffy gets eaten. VERY eaten...
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #9 on: 12-05-2003 12:59 »

The death of amy would result in me abandoning my fandom.

That's pretty big.

Farnsworth to me is alot like Hayat from Excel Saga, in they're always teetering on death anyway, so thy just have death jokes associated with them, nothing too serious, just mild hilarity.
newhook_1

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« Reply #10 on: 12-05-2003 14:21 »

I thnk Farnsworth would make the biggest impact, for reasons already mentioned. If you take him away then you lose the motovation for 50% of the adventures they've gone on in the show, right there, plus he has also had many great jokes which would also be missed.
Ranadok

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« Reply #11 on: 12-05-2003 14:39 »

The death of Farnsworth could have made a great episode, but it would have ruined the show (although, knowing Futurama, they would have used chronotons to age Cubert up to age and solve the whole thing).  But yeah, the professy would have had the most impact by far. Even as much as the core three, in my opinion. He may not be present as often as they are, but him, his insanity, and his inventions are what drives or starts most plots.
MrBurns

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« Reply #12 on: 12-05-2003 14:59 »

To me Farnsworth is one of the core-main characters.  roll eyes
Bushmeister

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« Reply #13 on: 12-05-2003 15:19 »

Of those listed, Farnsworth would be the most siginificant I think although I would agree with MrBurns that Farnsworth should be seen as a core character.
David A

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« Reply #14 on: 12-05-2003 15:33 »

What's Amy even doing on this poll?  As far as I'm concerned, she is one of the core-main characters.  (Pity that the writers never shared this opinion.)

I don't know if Farnsworth's death would have all that big an impact.  If he died, Cubert would become the owner of Planet Express, probably with Hermes running the day to day affairs of the company.  They'd still go on missions.  The show would be different without Farnsworth, but no more so than it would be without Zoidberg, for example.

I think that the character whose death would have the most impact would be Zapp.  Zapp's death would impact the show by making it much better.
 evil laugh   evil laugh   evil laugh

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*Realizes that Fishy Jeff rarely ventures out of the off-topic boards anymore.*

Oh, well.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
Pikka Bird

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« Reply #15 on: 12-05-2003 16:22 »

Hmmm. Were there ever any Amy-center episodes? As far as I see it, she has hed some shared ones (I second that emotion, Where the buggaloo roam, Kif gets knocked up a notch, etc.) but the other character seemed more important to the story in all of the cases...
ActionLaPointe

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« Reply #16 on: 12-05-2003 16:27 »

naw amy isnt core enough to cut it on my list
only 3 are allowed in that chart, bender, fry and leela. the 3 u see in most futurama slogan images.
David A

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« Reply #17 on: 12-05-2003 16:28 »

Yeah, that was kinda my point about Amy.  I always thought that she was an important character, but it doesn't seem like the writers ever thought that she was.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
Teral

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« Reply #18 on: 12-05-2003 17:29 »
« Last Edit on: 12-05-2003 17:29 »

::looks at pool choices::

Yes, Kif is a core-main character!!

 
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Originally posted by Pikka Bird:
Hmmm. Were there ever any Amy-center episodes? As far as I see it, she has hed some shared ones (I second that emotion, Where the buggaloo roam, Kif gets knocked up a notch, etc.) but the other character seemed more important to the story in all of the cases...

"Amazon Women In The Mood" seems like a pretty big Amy episode, as does PYHOMS.

Anyway, Farnworth is the obvious answer.

Edit: I think of all the 7 PE crew members as main-characters. Hermes might be a borderline case, but the rest are solid main characters as far as I'm concerned.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #19 on: 12-05-2003 17:44 »

I would say Farnsworth.  If he died, then either Cubert or Hermes would be in charge of Planet Express.  I've always thought if Farnsworth died he'd leave P.E. to Fry considering he's his relative. 

I don't think any of those other characters on the poll, even Amy have an impact of dying.  They're there for a reason.
David A

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« Reply #20 on: 12-05-2003 17:56 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
I think of all the 7 PE crew members as main-characters. Hermes might be a borderline case, but the rest are solid main characters as far as I'm concerned.

I'd call Fry, Bender, and Leela the primary characters.  Farnsworth, Amy, Zoidberg, and Hermes would be the secondary characters.  Anyone else is tertiary at best.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
John C
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« Reply #21 on: 12-05-2003 20:50 »
« Last Edit on: 12-05-2003 20:50 »

Well, you have your main characters (Amy, Hermes, Farnsworth, Zoidberg), and then your core-main characters (Fry, Leela, Bender). I think the difference is that you simply don't have the basic essence of Futurama without them.

   
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Originally posted by David A:
I don't know if Farnsworth's death would have all that big an impact. If he died, Cubert would become the owner of Planet Express, probably with Hermes running the day to day affairs of the company. They'd still go on missions. The show would be different without Farnsworth, but no more so than it would be without Zoidberg, for example.

What are you implying?    no no
ActionLaPointe

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« Reply #22 on: 12-05-2003 23:08 »

well met

my vote was for farns aswell
David A

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« Reply #23 on: 12-06-2003 09:13 »

 
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Originally posted by John C:
What are you implying?     no no

Just that Zoidberg's death would have at least as much of an impact as Fansworth's would.  Why do you ask?
Teesside Inc

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« Reply #24 on: 12-06-2003 12:02 »

Prof. Farnsworth

because He 160+ years old.
John C
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« Reply #25 on: 12-06-2003 12:08 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
Just that Zoidberg's death would have at least as much of an impact as Fansworth's would. Why do you ask?

I suppose it doesn't sound nearly as bad when rephrased. *puts away stabbing knife  tongue*

My vote goes to Farnsworth, by the way.
zoidberg74

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« Reply #26 on: 12-13-2003 19:33 »

i voted Farnsworth for all of the insightful reasons listed prior.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #27 on: 12-14-2003 05:50 »

Professor Farnsworth definately. They didn't go all the way to the Near Death Star to save him, for nothing.
winna

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« Reply #28 on: 12-14-2003 11:05 »

What is this the Simpsons?  Killing off characters and whatnot... besides we already had a thread like this somewhere, I'm sure...
boingo2000

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« Reply #29 on: 12-15-2003 14:38 »

Definalty Farnsworth.  He's their employer and all the equipment they use belongs to him.  And if he died, they'd have to work for his heir... Cuebert!
Ka-Boom

Bending Unit
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« Reply #30 on: 12-22-2003 12:59 »

Farnsworth definitely. The possiblities  in the episodes would be very limited without the company and his inventions.
FilthyCrab

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« Reply #31 on: 12-23-2003 12:37 »

The show wouldn't last 5 minutes without a good bureaucrat.  Hermes would make the greatest mpact if killed off.
TheComic

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« Reply #32 on: 12-23-2003 16:32 »

I see Zoidberg has been voted on, but noone has said anything about why?? I voted for him, He is "a doctor of medical medisin" as he puts it himselfe. I would truly miss the decapitations, and other "great" work he does. And offcourse, nice to see a poor man on TV...  wink
PCC Fred

Space Pope
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« Reply #33 on: 12-23-2003 21:22 »

Zapp's death would have the biggest impact.  Drop him out of a plane and he'd leave a crater.  big grin
Unknown

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« Reply #34 on: 12-31-2003 00:14 »

I don't believe that Farnsworth should be in this poll...too much of an important character IMHO.  But it's not my poll, not my decision.
Killerfox

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« Reply #35 on: 12-31-2003 18:08 »

 
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Originally posted by Pitt Clemens:
The death of amy would result in me abandoning my fandom.

I second that! If amy would die then its over!

Professor of Programming Science at Mars U
& Proud Space Captain of the "Black Hole"

thanks to Daniela Lavarne (the lesbian Leela) for the sig wink
Molly

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« Reply #36 on: 12-31-2003 22:27 »

Only one vote for Nibbler?! His character is central to the core plots, like why (and how) Fry traveled to the future in the first place.... All of Nibbler's storylines tie in with the major themes of Futurama. In terms of impact, I'd say Nibbler makes a big one!

... And if he died, who would eat all the ham?
Ranadok

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« Reply #37 on: 01-02-2004 04:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Molly:
... And if he died, who would eat all the ham?

Zoidberg, of course... after Leela throws it in the garbage.
1 of the gang

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« Reply #38 on: 01-02-2004 04:18 »

I really can't see most of the people you had on the list making that much of an impact if they died but the proffesor would probably  make the biggest impact death-wise.
Ozor Mox

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« Reply #39 on: 01-02-2004 16:36 »

In terms of the effect on the show: Farnsworth   eek

In terms of the effect on me:
Amy   cry
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