Bender and leela relationship

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bender and leela relationship

Throughout the history of Futurama, the relationship between Philip J. Fry I and Leela met Lars Fillmore in Bender's Big Score and quickly fell in love with him. Leela (full name Turanga Leela) is a fictional character from the animated television series Futurama. Leela is spaceship captain, pilot, and head of all aviation services on board the Planet Express Ship. Throughout the series, she has an on-again, off-again relationship with and . relationship, but by the end of that episode, Bender reveals Fry and Leela's. Bender: [In the employee lounge, he groans and falls onto the couch. Leela follows him in] Leave me alone! Leela: Look at that five o'clock rust.

Its sad now whenever you watch previous episodes that are Fry and Leela heavy such as The Sting a fave of mine as you now know that Fry and Leela ultimately had an unhappy ending. The Leela from that episode ended up alone. Aside from the fact that that is quite creepy.

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Not that I liked them much anyway, but still its quite creepy watching them and thinking that Leela and Cubert will end up having sex with one another! Its very sad to see Leela end up with a horrible guy who mistreats her, cheats on her with her friend and then dumps her, divorces her and takes half of her well earned money. It also at the same time ruins other characters too.

Amy is made into a irredeemable bitch. She stabs her friend in the back and has an affair with her husband.

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Whilst Amy may have been mean to Leela in the past this I feel was a step too far and again makes you hate Amy when you watch previous episodes from season as you think she is going to end up stabbing Leela in the back, stealing her husband and run off with her money. Also Zoidberg is given quite an unhappy ending too as he is fired and completely forgotten about by the rest of the crew.

I think this was also a bit too far as even though the others were meant to mistreat him it was always hinted that they cared for him underneath. For all of the main characters from the first 5 seasons to have such sad endings is terrible for me. Particularly when you see how nice things could have worked out for them in series 7.

Leela does end up with Fry, a guy who really loves her for who she is, Zoidberg ends up with a woman who similarly cares for him for who he is. For me The Late Philip J Fry is an episode that I simply have to scrub from canon in order for me to enjoy the show as a whole. They go only downhill in " Attack of the Killer App ". Fry's "selfish rudeness" in posting an embarrassing video of Leela isn't necessarily surprising.

Given his immaturity, it is easy enough to believe that he can love her and yet betray her so horribly. Leela had already mostly forgotten her feelings for Fry in the previous episode, but when Fry makes her believe that he has deleted the video, she refers to him as "a good friend. She laughs a lot while watching the video of his disgusting and painful dive, and he takes advantage of the moment to ask for another hug.

Leela doesn't want to hug him again because he smells disgusting, but is persuaded easily enough by a light prompt from Susan. The relationship is only hinted at in " Proposition Infinity ", as Fry and Leela sit or stand next to each other in some scenes. An abrupt and unexplained change occurs in " The Duh-Vinci Code ". While exploring the catacombs in Rome, Fry finds a pretext for proposing sex with Leela.

No surprise there, but shockingly, Leela glibly agrees. The deed never actually occurs, as the Professor interrupts them, but this is unprecedented: Does she love him now, or has she simply decided to lower her standards far enough for him to be acceptable? Perhaps she feels obligated due to guilt for not visiting Fry during his two weeks in the hospital after his bus accident.

We are left in the dark through " Lethal Inspection ", as the two hardly say a word to each other. But the relationship is the central theme of " The Late Philip J. At the beginning of the episode, Fry has a lunch date with Leela to celebrate her birthday, meaning that a serious relationship is once again a possibility. Another hint at a serious relationship is Leela's reaction to Fry's tardiness. She chews him out, suggesting that she is becoming emotionally invested in him.

Further, when Bender invites Fry to Hedonismbot's party, Leela angrily tells him to go to the party rather than taking her to dinner. She is clearly inviting him to reaffirm his commitment not only to their dinner, but to her in general. He does the right thing by her, re-committing to the dinner date. After the accident with the time machine and the accident at Hedonismbot's party, Leela believes that Fry is dead.

While Fry is lost in the future, we get two brief glimpses of the life Leela lived after he disappeared. The first glimpse, 20 years later, shows no sign of Leela being attached, but she flirts with Cubert when he momentarily reminds her of Fry. The second glimpse, a further 20 years later, reveals that she and Cubert married at some point after the flirtation but are now divorced.

When Fry's birthday card appears out of thin air, she realizes not only that it was not his fault that he missed their date, but also that he did not die in a horrible accident. She realizes now that her time with Fry had been the happiest time of her life. She uses a laser gun to leave a message that will eventually be read by Fry. Although it may not be obvious, there is a tragedy here, despite the closure we might feel when Fry reads the message.

Just before Fry disappeared, he and Leela were on the verge of being in love. As far as Leela knew, Fry died in the accident at Hedonismbot's party. So she spent decades not only grieving a terrible loss, but also believing that Fry had done something really immature, inevitably lowering her respect for him.

When she learns the truth, her sadness is magnified by the knowledge that she has spent those decades with an unfairly negative opinion of Fry. She spends the rest of her life with that sadness, without Fry, and then she dies.

Fry lives on, but he never sees "his" Leela again. Fry experiences this tragedy from the other end: But Fry is not a guy to suddenly make a big jump in maturity. When the universe restarts and Fry realizes that he can drop out of time back into "Leela's" life, he is still the same old Fry we always knew: This is, of course, the man who said, "I love Leela.

The fact that we don't see them kiss suggests that the date is still officially a "just friends" date. It seems that Leela tends not to have feelings for Fry when he is around. In the previous episode, the Leela who lost him looked back and said that her time with him was the best time in her life.

But the Leela who has to put up with him day in and day out is usually not very interested. In " That Darn Katz! Fry in Zoidberg's body and Leela in the Professor's body on their date. At first she obsesses about her appearance, especially her eye. When Fry reassures her that she is "the most beautiful woman in the world", she changes direction, scolding him for shallowly being interested only in her looks.

She gets really carried away with this idea, and eventually swaps her mind into Farnsworth's body to allow Fry to "prove" his love to her. For Fry, always wanting to prove his love to Leela in some grand and often ridiculous way, this is a golden opportunity. All he has to do to prove his love and defend his honor is pretend that he is turned on by Farnsworth's body while Leela occupies it.

But he is a bit grumpy about her challenge, and wants revenge: They both finally find that they are indeed attracted to each other, even in hideous bodies, which leads to them having sex.

Although this is the first time ever that Fry and Leela have had sex the sex in "Anthology of Interest I" was fictional, a story told by the What-If Machinetheir own bodies still have not been involved. So in a sense Fry and Leela have still not had sex. It is notable that Fry, complaining to Hermes about his predicament, admits that while he obviously is not attracted to Farnsworth's body even if Leela's mind is in it, he is "willing to lie about it. Although Leela doesn't hear him say this, she knows that Fry can't possibly be attracted to Farnsworth's body; when she sees his attempt to be attracted to it, she is seeing an increase in Fry's maturity, which is what she has wanted from him all along.

Fry follows his usual formula for Leela in " Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences ": Although in the previous episode they were hot and heavy, by the end of this episode the best Leela can muster is an extended kiss on Fry's cheek. Nothing much changes in " The Mutants Are Revolting ". Although Fry and Leela attend Mrs. Aster's gala together, it's business as usual for them.

When Fry arrives in the sewer, the main thing on his mind is to impress Leela by sharing the suffering of the mutants. Although Leela is angered by his shallow notions of their suffering, she is ready to forgive fairly soon. Still attempting to impress her, Fry goes for the grand gesture again, by jumping into Lake Mutagenic. Leela is impressed, even to the point of wanting to kiss Fry, but not enough to overcome her aversion to Fry's grotesque body--she refuses to touch him.

Later, celebrating the success of their social movement, Leela warms up enough to kiss the still-"mutated" Fry on the lips. Many episodes go by with no mention at all of the relationship. Naturally, she rebuffs him. When Fry leaves Planet Express to become a cop, neither one expresses any particular sadness. Leela seems surprised to realize that a long delivery would be less enjoyable without Fry.

In " Benderama ", the two are seen together a few times, but nothing happens between them. Another silent episode goes by, but " Ghost in the Machines " shines some light. Leela is in her usual mode concerning Fry. After Fry saves the life of another parade-goer, we see Leela among the crowd of people cheering him. So Leela seems still to consider Fry a friend. But she clearly has no romantic interest him. When Fry publicly announces that he has had sex with the Mayor's wifeLeela has nothing to say.

She visits Fry in the hospital, but she doesn't go with him to the Amish home world.

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While Leela hasn't changed, it seems that Fry has: It's business as usual in " Fry Am the Egg Man ". Leela's not interested, as we see when she shows interest in Angus McZongo and calls Fry her "strictly platonic friend.

When Fry announces in " All the Presidents' Heads " that he has a night job, Leela is completely taken by surprise. At a party at the Head Museum, she dances with Martin van Buren's head.

Although she remains his close friend, as we see her tenderly congratulating him on having saved the earth in " Cold Warriors ", her romantic inclinations toward Fry are nearing an apogee.

bender and leela relationship

Leela demonstrates that she does at least sometimes think about their relationship. She talks to Fry openly about it in " Overclockwise ", describing it as "on-again, off-again". She muses about the future they might have together and has the same concern she always has: He reminds her of it with his starry-eyed suggestion that he would always be happy if she were to love him.

We see Leela reading a magazine article that illuminates the current state of their relationship: Fry tries to argue, "But I thought we Perhaps if he really knew what he wanted out of life, he would have said something like, "But I thought we would grow old together.

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Bender has anticipated Leela's request for a description of their future; as Fry and Leela read it together, their faces indicate that Bender has predicted a happily-ever-after story. Liftoff Several more episodes go by without touching on the relationship. By the time we reach " A Farewell to Arms ", Leela has apparently come to terms with being in a relationship with Fry.

Throughout the episode, Fry looks for ways to impress Leela and show her his love. She appreciates his solicitousness, but finds it unnecessary, and later downright dangerous to her.

Early on, her reaction to his behavior is, "I appreciate your gallantry, but isn't this a bit much? Fry makes another gallant gesture by using his pass to Mars to create a fake pass for Leela, choosing himself to stay behind and die with the earth.

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Leela sheds a few tears for her loss after arriving on Mars, but of course cries out, "Fry, you noble idiot! When the Earth is not destroyed, Fry and Bender sit around drinking; it's no surprise that Fry seems not to realize that Leela is still alive, that they could be reunited. When Mars passes close to Earth, Leela needs help to get back home. Fry runs to help, but Leela calls out, "Or somebody else could do it!

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Fry apologizes to Leela, but her response is gratitude that he was willing to sacrifice himself for her, and although he failed miserably in his attempt to rescue her, that he is the only person who loves her enough to try. The episode closes with a view of their severed arms floating through space; symbolically, the arms are not separate, but holding hands, presumably for eternity.

The relationship again goes silent for a couple of episodes. In " Zapp Dingbat ", Leela has no hesitation in sending Fry away to keep watch over her father. But when he convinces her that Munda's happiness matters more than Leela's scruples, she is finally seeing signs of the maturity she has always hoped for.

When he suggests that he himself might be marriage material, Leela astounds both Fry and the audience with, "You're getting there," and a rare kiss on the cheek. In a rare moment of continuity, at the beginning of " The Butterjunk Effect " we see that the relationship has followed a real trajectory and taken a step forward: Fry and Leela dine with Kif and Amy. Leela describes the group as "Two happy couples on a double-date.

She finds him irresistible when he is covered with butterfly pheromone. But then, Amy also finds him irresistible too. Defending her territory, Leela refers to Fry as "my boyfriend.

After the stimulants have worn off and Fry emerges from the giant butterfly's body, Leela seems no happier than the others to find him back to normal. Leela shows more signs of being invested in " Fun on a Bun ". When Fry gets embarrassingly drunk at Oktoberfest, which by now has become a stately and refined affair, everyone but Leela abandons him.

Leela stays a little longer to glare at him, perhaps contemplating her next move. She finally arrives at a decision and says that she is "breaking up with" him. Of course, Fry reacts in surprise at the idea that they were dating, but that is not any reflection on the state of the relationship; it is simply a reflection of Fry's lifelong cluelessness or perhaps drunkeness.

At Fry's memorial service after his apparent death, Leela again refers to him as her "boyfriend", although in the context of having broken up with him. Into the Wild Green YonderLeela openly admits to loving Fry, and shows greater attraction to him from the episode " Rebirth " onward, though their relationship varies. In " The Prisoner of Benda ", the two share a romantic interlude, though their personalities have been switched to different bodies. In " Overclockwise ", Leela expresses concerns over their "on-again-off-again" relationship, but by the end of that episode, Bender reveals Fry and Leela's future to them, and while the viewer is not told its details, Leela and Fry are clearly pleased with them.

The relationship continues through the seventh season, culminating in Fry proposing to Leela and Leela accepting Though the timeline where she accepted was erased, she presumably accepted when Fry proposed again in the new history. Lars later delivers Hermes' new head jar and asks Leela out for dinner and the two begin dating. During the same time Leela and Lars begin dating the world is taken over by an alien species that overtook robots by scamming people into giving them personal information.

The scammers find the secret to time travel tattooed on Fry's butt. After the scammers have stolen all important artifacts from throughout history they seek to destroy Fry's body so no one else can time travel.

Fry escapes back to the 21st century with Bender on his tail. Bender believes he murdered Fry and heads back to the future. Fry shows up and tells his story of how he got back to the future.

The Professor reveals a formula that he then explains to be why any body that is duplicated due to time travel is doomed. Lars proposes to Leela in Futurama: Bender's Big Score Part 3. Lars saves the crew from a bomb dropped by Robot Santa and Fry becomes even more upset and jealous. During the ceremony Lars leaves Leela at the alter because Hermes' body was again destroyed because of the time paradox duplicate rule and he did not want their wedding to riddled with sadness.

Fry sees Leela's sadness and devises a plan to try to get Leela and Lars back together. During this encounter, it is revealed that Lars is actually Fry's time paradox body duplicate who's hair and voice was altered by when Bender tried to kill him. Zapp Brannigan During a visit aboard The Nimbus, Leela has pity sex with the pompous, idiotic captain Zapp Brannigan in the episode where he is first introduced, " Love's Labours Lost in Space "; [9] according to Groening, the episode marked a turning point in the series, as it showed that the writers could degrade the main heroine without alienating viewers from the show.

Leela, worried Zapp might try to court her, tells Zapp she is dating Fry. Zapp suspects she is lying and invites her and Fry to dine at the captain's table with him. Zapp does his best to catch them in the lie but due to changing the ship's course earlier in the episode, which eventually leads the ship into a black hole, is called away from the table.

Leela is able to make it off the ship with the rest of the crew in an escape pod and avoid an unwanted sexual encounter with Zapp.: Leela decides to ask Zapp for help in saving the animals from the doomed planet of Vergon 6. Zapp denies her request and imprisons the crew based their intention of breaking Brannigan's law.

According the Brannigan's law, no one is allow to interfere with undeveloped planets. A committed environmentalist and lover of animals, Leela defies Brannigan's orders in order to save the animals of Vergon 6.