Turanga Leela is a single-eyed alien who grew up in an orphanage and went to high school on earth. She is somewhat of an outcast due to her unique physical appearance and to offset her lack of friends, she studied kickboxing and similar activities. She met Fry when she worked as a fate assignment officer but he instead got her to quit her job and she subsequently joined Fry on the crew of the Planet Express delivery service, where she eventually became ship’s captain.
(Photo courtesy of Matt Groening)
-Leela: Its some kind of hollow tube, devoid of human life. Gasp. The Los Angeles Subway.
[Leela meets another Cyclops]
-Leela: After all this time, somebody else with one eye... who ISN'T a clumsy carpenter or a kid with a BB gun.
[Leela makes a retching noise after sampling an alien's pizza]
-Leela: I don't mean to offend, but this tastes like vomit.
-Female Cygnoid: Thank you.
-Leela: No, actually, I did mean to offend a little. This is awful.
-Leela: Well, at least here you'll be treated with dignity. Now strip naked and get on the probulator.
[after seeing visions of Fry, despite his apparent death]
-Leela: I'll find Fry's coffin, get his corpse, and keep it under my mattress to remind me that he's really dead. That'll prove I'm not insane!