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nixon!

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« on: 09-22-2001 06:57 »

I just saw episode I second that emotion. When mutant sing about el chubanibre(?)and When camera goes up you can see another female and male bicyklops standing left corner. Are these Leela's parents? What do you think?  confused
Hitchhiker

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« Reply #1 on: 09-22-2001 07:04 »

Leela is the sole survivor of her race, she has never really met her parents. And she comes from another corner of the galaxy, so I don't think that her parents may live just around the corner down in the sewers.
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« Reply #2 on: 09-22-2001 08:16 »

Well I always wondered about that one myself Alien or Mutant.

If she is a mutant her parents may have gven her up at birth so she could have a normal life above the sewers.

But surely she'd know anyway, shes had surgery on her eye in the cyber house rules, so she has been checked out medically.

Hopefully this question will be covered more in season 4 along with more romantic entanglements with Fry  smile smile smile
nixon!

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« Reply #3 on: 09-22-2001 09:16 »

I hope so too.
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« Reply #4 on: 09-22-2001 09:34 »
« Last Edit on: 09-22-2001 09:34 »

I don't think she's the result of a mutation.
Mutation usually happens over several years/generations..

it's not like nature decides to give mankind another eye on the back of the head to avoid them having to turn around to see what's going on behind them - and does so in one generation..

It might be a nice idea, though   tongue
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« Reply #5 on: 09-22-2001 10:17 »

All the stuff from the Leela's parents was probably a Matt groening's joke...
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« Reply #6 on: 09-22-2001 13:21 »

That is weird that there were those other cyclops in the sewer.  I bet she's a mutant, or her kind dwells in the sewers and her parents didn't want her to grow up that way.  Who knows.  I hope we find out sometime soon.
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« Reply #7 on: 09-22-2001 14:36 »

Call Leela what you like, a mutant or a Alein, I'll call her a human because she fits in with other humans

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« Reply #8 on: 09-22-2001 15:04 »

According to Futurama Comic #1, she's an alien. I'm guessing the two cyclops in the sewer were a Matt Groening joke, in the style of the Simpsons clip show. I would like to know for definite, though.

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« Reply #9 on: 09-22-2001 15:28 »

hmmmmm.....
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« Reply #10 on: 09-22-2001 15:35 »

Fry:  "What's with the eye?"
Leela:  *sigh*  "I'm an alien, alright? - ...."
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« Reply #11 on: 09-22-2001 16:24 »

Yes, she is an alien.  I did actually hear/read about an episode where she discovered another member of her race... but that may have been a rumour or something...
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« Reply #12 on: 09-22-2001 16:24 »

Ill solve this!!!!! Leelas a *Drumroll*Humanoid!!!.All ahil me!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #13 on: 09-22-2001 17:37 »

Guh...the other member of her race was just an imposter trying to get some hot mutant/alien sex.

Leela just assumed she was an alien, just like some orpahns assume their parents aren't deadbeats, and had a valid excuse for leaving them. I'm putting my money on mutant.
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« Reply #14 on: 09-22-2001 18:14 »

In "The Birdbot of Ice-Catraz" Bender recognizes Leela as "Human" when he reboots. Terefore, Leela must a human mutant or an alien race so close to humans that Bender's bio-scanner can't tell the difference.

         
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« Reply #15 on: 09-22-2001 19:53 »

I agree with fishy. Mutant. That explains why her parents leave her (freak!), and that explains why shes never found another cyclops. She just assumes shes an alien.
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« Reply #16 on: 09-22-2001 21:12 »

according to mankind, anything thats not human-like is an alien, like illegal immigrants  wink (jk!) (besides other animals ans plants that were created here  tongue) so most of the universe in the future is made up of mutated aliens...theres your answer  tongue
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« Reply #17 on: 09-22-2001 22:35 »
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« Reply #18 on: 09-22-2001 23:18 »

I'll have to go with alien. First of all she said so herself in "Space Pilot 3000". And what Leela says, goes.  smile

 Second if she was a mutated homo sapiens her physical examinations would have revealed it. If she gave her specie as alien to the "Fate Assignment Corps" and it was later discovered that she lied, she would have been fired.........out of a canon.........into the sun.

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« Reply #19 on: 09-23-2001 17:21 »

To boldly go where one one has survived before..

I think the cops are mad at her already - one more fault can't make it worse !?
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« Reply #20 on: 09-24-2001 02:10 »
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Until proved otherwise I think Leela is a Mutant.

My theory is that she was told that she was an alien, when she was at the Orphanarium when she was little, and she's believed it ever since.

There some sort of proof towards the human/mutant side of the argument with these two framegrabs, the cards don't help that much, but there's enough for me, her internals are a little bit too close to human for my liking.

                

Also in an interview Billy West (Fry) said "I'd like Fry to have a relationship with an Alien Space Babe and not have an Office Romance".

Two ways of looking at this:
a) The Office Romance refers to Amy and Leela is the Alien Space Babe.
b) Fry works with both Amy and Leela, so the Alien Space Babe must be another character, meaning Leela is human/mutant.


On the parents aspect of this, I've tried to clean up the framegrab, the female cyclops has purple hair and a ponytail, plus wouldn't you like to see what your daughter has developed into, after you abandoned her all those years ago?

 
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« Reply #21 on: 09-24-2001 11:56 »

Leela tells Fry in the first ep that she is an alien, but I would agree that she looks a bit too human to be an alien..compared to all the other creatures in the series

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« Reply #22 on: 09-24-2001 12:10 »
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If Leela thinks shes an Alien, of course, she will say to Fry that she is an Alien.
Leela cant know about shes an alien or not, she cant remember her birth.

Edit >> Ops..i wrote his insted og Her
Markild

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« Reply #23 on: 09-24-2001 14:01 »

 
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Originally posted by ]PaulFSAC[:
Until proved otherwise I think Leela is a Mutant.

That explains why she's the only one of her kind.. couse it's not very likly that someone would mutate into another one-eyed person with pink hair.. even though it could happend
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« Reply #24 on: 09-24-2001 19:16 »

Mutant... for all the reasons listed here and so many more that will no doubt come out later.  That way you can come back here and see that I knew it all all along  big grin

Frankly, i think that if she isn't a mutant, its one of the stupidest bunch of mistakes the writers/cartoonist ever made.  I can't see things like the sewer shot being a mistake, i'm sure there are people to edit and ok things like that
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« Reply #25 on: 09-24-2001 22:31 »

Can't she be both?  I mean, who sets the real definition of "mutant"?  Compared to humans, she's "mutated" - so call her whatever you want, alien, mutant, ya know, whatever.
Sarge

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« Reply #26 on: 09-24-2001 23:16 »

Hmmmm.....
FishyJoe

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« Reply #27 on: 09-24-2001 23:22 »

Yeah. Maybe she's an alien that mutated into something near-human.

Hmmm...looks like Sarge knows something. Get him, boys!
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« Reply #28 on: 09-24-2001 23:24 »

hey sarge, shuttup.  or i mean, please continue, sir mighty futurama guy
Sarge

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« Reply #29 on: 09-25-2001 00:00 »

I can't discuss it.
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Really, it's weird to see this thread.  smile

Drippy_taco

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« Reply #30 on: 09-25-2001 00:11 »

Oh, he got the ol' Quad-Zero
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« Reply #31 on: 09-25-2001 03:53 »

I think Leela is an alien cause she said in "Spacepilot 3000" that she's one!!  big grin
Markild

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« Reply #32 on: 09-25-2001 08:20 »

As Paul said.. SHE'S BRAIN WASHED!!!!! ...read the whole thing!

...or so i've heard
VelourFog

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« Reply #33 on: 09-25-2001 09:44 »

What if you were adopted but didn't know it?  You would say "These are my parents" but they wouldn't be, they'd just be some random people who adopted you. 
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« Reply #34 on: 09-25-2001 12:06 »

Who cares? She is good looking and has purple hair, why fuss about her ancestry     love    tongue

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« Reply #35 on: 09-25-2001 15:26 »

I'm with Tweek on this one.

MMMMMMMMMMMMMM purple hair!

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« Reply #36 on: 09-25-2001 15:49 »

But still, it is at least something to talk about....
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« Reply #37 on: 09-25-2001 15:55 »

i hope shes an alien. Because its already been established that shes not really accepted by people and i would prefer to think that she does have people somewhere that would accept her and treat her as normal because to them she would be normal. otherwise its just depressing.Her life sucks enough she should at least be allowed the thought that shes not just a freak throw-away human.
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« Reply #38 on: 09-25-2001 16:05 »

Hmm, the mutant arguments are beginning to sway me, although I agree with Venus, I'd rather she was an alien. Then she'd be original and individual rather than a human cast-off. She could think "Well, Im different to you guys, screw you all." If she's a mutant she's left thinking "I'm an inferior version of you guys." Poor Leela. She deserves better.
My guts has changed it's mind and says mutant, though, despite that.
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« Reply #39 on: 09-25-2001 16:39 »

 
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Originally posted by Tweek:
Who cares? She is good looking and has purple hair, why fuss about her ancestry      love     tongue


Well said. All hail Leela, temporary winner of the Miss Universe 3001.    big grin
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