The Evil Emperor

Emperor Zurg

Emperor Zurg is a Disney villain from the 2000 TV series, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (a spinoff of the hit Disney/Pixar film, Toy Story), and a major player in all three villains tournaments.

A dangerous alien warlord, he rules over a vast interstellar empire and frequently comes to blows with other alien races and the villains of Earth.

Emperor Zurg




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Warp Darkmatter/Agent Z, Grubs, Brain Pods, Hornets


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Planet Z, Gamma Quadrant (Outer Space)


Zurg Tower

Voice Actor

Wayne Knight

Film Appearance

Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins (2000)

Other Appearances

Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Series (2000-2002)

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Evil overlord on the outside; spoiled child on the inside. Zurg was born the son of Maleficent, the mistress of all evil, and Hades, god of the Underworld. Maleficent almost immediately took Zurg under her wing in the art of evil and conquering. She taught him the fine techniques of sadism and slow, patient planning. For the first decade of his life, Maleficent was Zurg's mentor.

It was around Zurg's tenth birthday that Hades realized he hadn't done nearly as much. However, Hades was inferior to Maleficent in patience and teaching, and Hades knew it. Guilty he could provide nothing for his son as far as teachings, Hades compensated by spoiling the boy. Any extravagant gift Zurg wanted, Hades obliged. Even something Zurg wouldn't have any use for, like a plasma blaster or a spaceship, Hades got for his boy.

Around Zurg's eighteenth birthday, Maleficent teased Hades for not teaching him anything useful as far as evil goes. Frustrated by this intently playful taunting, Hades decided to give Zurg a head on lesson; an assault on Zeus.

Hades and Zurg went to Olympus, where they intended to overthrow Zeus once again. Zurg rushed into battle. At this point in time, Hades still had Zeus's trust, so, Hades kept hidden. Zurg opened fire onto the Gods, and fared somewhat well. That is, until, Zeus threw a lightning bolt.

Zurg took the bolt directly to his face, disfiguring him. He retreated, and returned to his parents, permanently scarred.

Zurg was outraged. He threw a tantrum, yelling at Hades, calling him a coward for letting him face Zeus alone. He then yelled at Maleficent, demanding she punish Hades. However, Maleficent sided with Hades, scolding Zurg for not valuing the element of surprise. That was the final straw.

Zurg took to his spaceship (that nobody thought he'd ever use) and declared that he'd never, ever want to see his parents again. And with that, he took to Space. Zurg's leaving was one of the biggest contributing factors to Hades and Maleficent's eventual divide. It is a guilt that haunts Hades even to this day.

In Space, Zurg found a planet that was similar to Earth in atmosphere (something owned by an IRKen empire? Zurg can't fully remember) and conquered it. With his own design, he renamed it Planet Z. Wearing a robotic mask and armor to hide his scars (and block out any reminder of his parents) he began his new conquest as Emperor Zurg. To read the beginning of Emperor Zurg's story arc, see this article.

Establishing a Presence - Vs Zygon

Zurg arrives in the animated universe, quickly assuming control of a massive network of villains. Interested in the war on Earth, he decides to take over most of the universe aside from it. He has his armies assemble a new base, only for the warlord, Zygon, to attack it with an armada of starships. Zurg orders a squad of Hornets to take down the ships, but the trained fighter pilots overwhelm the assault. Zygon himself comes to fight Zurg; unimpressed, Zurg uses laser beams from his eyes to literally disarm Zygon. Zurg then calls for his blaster cannon, a cannon that he promptly uses to blast Zygon in half.

Attack on Zurg Tower

Zurg's grip on space is threatened by the arrival of the mysterious Drej, a group of aliens capable of destroying the planet. While conducting a meeting with the aliens, Zurg tasks his most powerful associate, Warp Darkmatter, with guarding his tower. Unfortunately for Zurg, the bacterium, Thrax, defeats Darkmatter and destroys most of Zurg Tower. When Zurg returns to a half-destroyed base, he finds what is left taken over by Mok Swagger's super computer. The Emperor is forced to relocate.

Return to Zurg Tower

Zurg perfects work on a doomsday device based on a mind-link generator called the Unimind. With it at his command, he makes an assault on his former base, now in control of Mok's associate, Professor Screweyes. Screweyes summons a resurrected Sharptooth (as Rex) to deal with Zurg, but Zurg hypnotizes it with the Unimind. Zurg then uses the Unimind on Screweyes's crows, leading the animals to eat their master alive. Now back in control, Zurg finds the wounded Darkmatter and has his men rebuild him.

Battling the Drej

Zurg's empire, however, faces a threat far greater than Mok's men in the Drej. After the Drej Queen is informed by Jafar of Zurg's return, she begins attacks in earnest. Zurg recognizes the threat and thus decides to hire on some new lieutenants. One of his latest finds, Gantu, proves his worth in killing one of the Drej's assets, a bounty hunter named Preed. In the succeeding Battle of Space, Gantu takes out most of the Drej's air forces, whilst Darkmatter eliminates most of their ground forces. Zurg then uses his perfected Unimind death ray to eradicate the entire Drej fleet. Zurg thus retains control over space.

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Battling the Decepticons

Zurg's reign meets a new adversary in Megatron, the leader of the Decepticon Transformers. After Warp Darkmatter loses a bout with two of Megatron's lieutenants, Blitzwing and Lugnut, Zurg decides to take action. He assembles a massive alliance, consisting of Darkmatter, Gantu, Warhok, Warmonga, NOS-4-A2, Gravitina, and Hamsterviel. Zurg first sends his energy vampire, NOS-4-A2, to infiltrate the Decepticon base and hack into the enemy's mainframe. NOS-4-A2 succeeds, though not without defeating Blackarachnia. Zurg tries to replicate this success by sending Warmonga out to defeat Megatron's right-hand robot, Starscream, but this proves a false hope.

Some Fruitless Interruptions

Two attacks severely impede Zurg's campaign against the Decepticons. Though the first attack, from the Cluster Queen Vexus, is an abject failure, it manages to disorient Zurg's forces enough so that they are unprepared for the second attack. The Shredder, newly rehabilitated from an earlier defeat, invades Zurg Tower. Zurg and a team of Hornets try to take him down, but the Shredder's armor deflects most of their blaster fire. As the Shredder shreds through the Hornets, Zurg continues to shoot at him ineffectually. As the Shredder heads into the melee combat range, Zurg reveals his mastery of his own martial art: the Penelthusian Death Grip. It proves surprisingly effective, as Zurg strikes the Shredder multiple times. However, the Shredder's more lethal hand sais damage Zurg's armor, forcing him to make a retreat. As the Shredder and his associate, Baxter Stockman, hack into Zurg's inter-dimensional transportation machine, the emperor roars in defeat.

Back on Track

Without a transporter, Zurg faces a severe disadvantage. He thus has his subordinate, Hamsterviel, track down Krang, an alien with vast knowledge of interdimensional travel. When Hamsterviel has some difficulty dealing with the alien scientist, he calls in Zurg. Zurg quickly destroys Krang's bipedal walker with his laser vision, taking control of the base for himself. Zurg is not above torture, forcing Krang to reveal all his secrets and rebuild the dimension portal. Krang builds Zurg a transport, but, in light of their common hatred of the Utrom Shredder, asks that Zurg free the real, human Shredder from Dimension X. Zurg complies. In the meantime, Warp Darkmatter asks permission to fight a Decepticon, in hopes of impressing Warmonga. Zurg laughs off the intention, sending Darkmatter to fight Megatron himself. Though Darkmatter gets the better of Starscream, he flees the battle once Megatron arrives.

The Battle for Planet Z

Emperor Zurg is making his final plans when Starscream destroys most of Zurg Tower. Surprised, Zurg realizes Starscream is but part of an all-out attack by the Decepticons. When Starscream gets the better of Darkmatter in their rematch, Zurg activates a wall laser and knocks the Decepticon lieutenant out. Zurg observes most of the confrontation, only trying his hand when Megatron enters the field. Zurg dodges most of Megatron's laser fire, but Megatron dodges Zurg's own laser bolts. Megatron draws a sword and leaves Zurg in a crumpled heap. But as Megatron is about to deal the finishing blow, he inexplicaby explodes and dies. As it turns out, Starscream planted a time bomb onto Megatron's back prior to the battle. In what could be described as an instance of the creators' breaking the fourth wall, Zurg excitedly comments on the twist ending.


Krang brings in the real, human Shredder to Zurg's flagship. The martial artist also possesses an atomic ray capable of leveling an entire building. Zurg agrees to let them take out the false, Utrom Shredder. Their plan is successful, and the Utrom Shredder is annihilated.

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Making New Enemies

As Zurg's empire slowly crumbles, after the previous battles cost enough power and allies, Zurg gets attacked by Flogg and his Mutant armanda, as he chooses the perfect moment to strike in the planet, for space domination. Zurg, however, does not give up easily and uses some his remain forces, particulary, a giant replica of a regular hornet, called the Mega-Hornet. Thanks to the Hornet's assistance, Zurg manages to force Flogg and his Mutant Army, retreating from the planet at once.

A Hopeless Alliance

Later, the Saurians, with leader the cannibalistic warlord, Lord Dragaunus, arrive on Planet Z, after their previous lair was destroyed by the Triceratons. Zurg proposes an alliance with the Saurians' leader, promoting him further as his new second in command captain. However, Dragaunus, insulted by the offer, refuses to join him, much to Zurg's tough luck.

More Loss

Knowing that he needs more forces to his empire, Zurg sends Gravitina to search for possible recruits. Although Gravitina succeeds in her mission, as she finds the alien race of the Heed, she meets her demise, when the Mutants get their revenge, by wiping out both the Heed race and Gravitina.

The Space Conference

In the later events, Zurg is presented in a space conference, a meeting of several galactic species, to discuss about the future of the universe in their own hands. Though the Mutants make an offer for peace, Zurg, on the other hand, makes an opposite theory, as he requests complete surrender to all of the alien races in the univere, while continuing that a new tyrant empire would start, as his citizens would be mindless drones, who would have long workdays in crambed cubicies. NOS-4-A2, however, exclaims his disgust over Zurg's thinking, only to be silenced by the space warlord himself. The conference ends, with no other issues to continue with.

Betrayal and Assault on Planet Z

In spite of his abuse towards NOS-4-A2, his actions lead him to his undoing, as NOS turns a traitor to his empire and helps the Mutants of Denebria instead. Soon enough, NOS-4-A2 meets with Zurg, showing his traitorous moves, as he wants revenge for his previous humiliation. He then orders his arrest by his vampre-hornets, though Zurg manages to escape from their claws. Zurg then offers a chance to NOS-4-A2, as he sees him as a member of his own family. NOS-4-A2, however, claims that if that was the case, he must pass his control to the energy vampire. Zurg then makes his way out ot the commander center of the planet, allowing the Mutants of Denebria to strike once more upon the planet.

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During the battle, Zurg sends Warp Darkmatter and his remain Hornets to deal with the Mutants, as they make their way to Zurg's chamber. When the Hornets fail to stop the Mutants, Zurg attempts to make a retreat, only to be met by the overlord of evil, Skeletor. Zurg then draws a lightsaber and begins his class with Skeletor. Due to Skeletor's efficiency, Skeletor manages to overpower Zurg and knocking off from the battlefield. Outmached, outnumbered and losing all of his remain powers, Zurg attempts once more to make a tactical retreat from his own planet, though saved by his remain henchman, Warp Darkmatter.

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Scheming, Hiring, and Fighting

Zurg closely watches the early events of the war and plans to take actions into his own hands. His first step is to hire various rogues from across the galaxy to increase the size of his army. This eventually leads him to the crew of John Silver. The crew seems interested in joining, but one member, Scroop, shows resistance. The spider-like villain attacks Zurg; sensing Scroop is not a threat, Zurg has his grubs reverse the gravitational polarity of the ship. Though Scroop tries to hang on to the ship's flag, Zurg shoots through the grounding rope, leaving Scroop to fly into the cosmos. He then meets his primary ally in Shego.

Altercations with the Galactic Federation

The forces of the Galactic Federation are the only threat standing in the way of Zurg's invasion of Earth. Determined to conquer the planet, Zurg has his lieutenant, Warp Darkmatter, take out the Galactic Federation's top fighter pilot, Captain Gantu. The mission, however, is fruitless, with Darkmatter being taken out. Furious with Darkmatter's defeat, Zurg hires Dragaunus to take Gantu out. This time, Zurg's forces have the victory, Zurg laughing as Gantu crash lands on Earth. Zurg also has his scout, NOS-4-A2, take out the Evil Manta.

The Invasion Commences

On Earth, Hades lets loose the Titans. Not wanting the monstrous beings to interrupt his plans, Zurg uses Dragaunus's laser to destroy them all. At the same time, he orders his forces to invade Earth. Though Zurg lays waste to the countryside, he has mixed results against the forces of David Xanatos, a criminal mastermind intent on protecting Earth for his own purposes. Zurg's minion, NOS-4a2, ends up dead at the hands of Helga and Rourke, but Draganaus destroys Xanatos's scientifically-minded ally, the Mad Doctor.

The Second Push

In preparation for the next phase of his invasion, Zurg hires Dr. Hamsterviel for assistance. The second phase is even more indecisive, with Shego wiping out Negaduck and Silver trumping Madam Medusa, but with Hamsterviel drawing a match with Macbeth and Draganaus falling to Xanatos himself. Enraged with such results, Zurg personally enters the fray.

The Final Battle

Signs do not bode well for Zurg when Gantu, now allied with Xanatos, defeats Silver and Macbeth kills Hamsterviel. Zurg and his main forces personally storm Xanatos's base. The battle results in an all-out brawl, with Xanatos and the Master Control Program wiping out dozens of hornets. For his part, Zurg disarms Commander Rourke. Despite Demona's taking out his main forces, Zurg still enters the building's main room.

Zurg finds Xanatos defended by Puck. Though Shego valiantly tries to take the fairy down, Puck's magic proves too much for her. Enraged, Zurg guns the fairy down. Xanatos, armed in a battle mech, manages to disarm Zurg. Zurg retreats to his ship, but Xanatos comes in hot pursuit. Xanatos unleashes a massive electric blast that disables most of Zurg's armada, forcing the invader to make a tactical return to Planet Z.

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Emperor Zurg appears in the reboot in a role similar to the original series. During the earlier events, Zurg begins his campaign to rule the galaxy. His first course of action is to cut losses with the Galactic Federation, the organization that kept Zurg from conquering Earth. He instructs his re-builted ranger, Agent Z ,to stop Captain Gantu, the Galactic Federation's high-ranking officer. Unfortunately, he is easily defeated by the captain, much to Zurg's dismay.

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Losing A Home

Emperor Zurg is ruling over Planet Z as usual when Galactus arrives to consume the planet. Terrified of Galactus's tentacles now devouring his world, Zurg sends his hornets at his foe. However, Galactus destroys them without any effort. Zurg flees from his planet, taking the top of his tower with him. He can only look on in dismay as Planet Z is slowly devoured by the godlike being.

Working with Doom

Zurg lands on HYDRA Island, currently led by Doctor Doom. Zurg allies with the villainous doctor.

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