Zapp Brannigan


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Zapp Brannigan is a 25-star general of the Democratic Order of Planets (DOOP), who has been credited with several successful campaigns including the defeat of the killbots in the Octilian system. His constant mission companion is his assistant, Kif Kroker. Despite his obvious triumphs, Zapp is actually a mindless wimp whose battlefield tactics wind up slaughtering many of his own men. Zapp has had intimate relations with Leela and constantly reminds her of this.

(Photo courtesy of Matt Groening)

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Birth Name

Major General Webelo (later Commander) Zapp Brannigan



Fun Facts







He is also referred to (mainly by himself) as "The Zapper", "The Velour Fog", "Big Z" and "The Man with No Name, Zapp Brannigan."




-Captain Zapp Brannigan: In the game of chess you can never let your adversary see your pieces.

[Fry is in a Captain Pike-style life-support machine]
-Captain Zapp Brannigan: Do you understand the charges?
-Kif Kroker: One beep for yes, two beeps for no.
[Fry beeps once]
-Captain Zapp Brannigan: Yes, so noted. Do you plead guilty?
[Fry beeps twice]
-Captain Zapp Brannigan: Double yes. Guilty.

[having just encountered Leela, who is pretending to be a male soldier]
-Captain Zapp Brannigan: That young man fills me with hope. Plus some other emotions which are weird and deeply confusing.

[regarding a desolate planet at the centre of an intergalactic war]
-Soldier: Why is this godforsaken hellhole worth dying for?
-Captain Zapp Brannigan: Don't ask me. You're the ones who are going to be dying.

-Captain Zapp Brannigan: Leela! How could you? Our love has had to endure your constant hatred, and now this?

[Zapp walks up to a woman in a bar and uses a pickup line]
-Captain Zapp Brannigan: You know, I find the most erotic part of a woman is the boobies.

Voiced by

Billy West

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