The Best Futurama Characters of All Time

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All minor and major characters from Futurama. Vote for your personal favorite characters from the show, regardless of how beloved they are by others.

List of the best Futurama characters, with pictures and character bios when available. With so many funny Futurama characters, it's tough to say who the greatest really is without everybody weighing in on the discussion. Vote for your favorite Futurama characters and help make this list the ultimate source for who the best characters of the show are. Futurama character roles from every season are included, along with the names of the actors who play them.

Bender and Fry are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list you can click each image for a larger picture of the character, and in some cases you can click the character's name for a more detailed description.

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Most divisive: Guenter

  • Bender Rodríguez
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
    1,446 VOTES

    A chain-smoking, heavy-drinking robot with a heart of gold, this character provides endless entertainment as he navigates life with a cynical outlook, witty one-liners, and love of kleptomania. Not content to merely be a regular robot, he's also pursued interests such as cooking, folk singing, and even religion, showcasing his depth and complexity. His tumultuous friendship with Fry forms one of the central dynamics of the series, highlighting his loyalty and hidden sensitivity.

  • Fry
    Photo: flickr / CC0
    1,208 VOTES

    An endearing and lovable delivery boy from the 20th century who's accidentally cryogenically frozen, he wakes up a thousand years in the future and consistently struggles to adapt to life in the year 3000. His naivety and innocence often lead to hilarious situations and unexpected consequences, but they also provide insights into the absurdity of our own world. As the protagonist of the series, he's instrumental in driving the show's narrative, while maintaining a touching relationship with the tough, yet vulnerable, Leela.

  • Doctor Zoidberg
    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY
    1,307 VOTES

    This perpetually down-on-his-luck lobster-esque alien physician provides audiences with comic relief through his utter ineptitude at human medicine and general lack of understanding about Earth's customs. Despite his failures, his palpable enthusiasm for life and desire for acceptance are both endearing and relatable, making him a fan favorite. Moreover, his tragic backstories and occasional moments of triumph create a sense of empathy, cementing his status as one of the show's most complex and beloved characters.

  • As the eccentric inventor and great-great-great-(...) nephew of Fry, this elderly scientist sends the crew on various adventures via his Planet Express company. His age and absent-mindedness often lead to hilarious misunderstandings, outrageous inventions, and dangerous missions, which further highlight his comedic value. Yet his occasional moments of vulnerability and wisdom provide viewers with a well-rounded character who's more than just a source of wacky plotlines.

  • 5
    1,018 VOTES

    This one-eyed mutant captain of the Planet Express ship is a strong, independent woman who consistently holds her own in a male-dominated world. Her fierce determination, martial arts skills, and intelligence make her an empowering female role model in the show's universe. Simultaneously, her search for identity and belonging in a world that shuns mutants – coupled with her complicated romantic relationship with Fry – adds emotional depth to her character.

  • The Robot Devil
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
    856 VOTES

    This charismatic and cunning villain rules over Robot Hell, striking deals with characters to further his nefarious schemes. His theatrical song-and-dance numbers and penchant for melodrama make him an engaging antagonist and an absolute joy to watch. Additionally, his ongoing struggle with Bender provides the series with some of its most memorable and exciting episodes.

    • Actor: Dan Castellaneta
    856 votes