From the creators of Rick and Morty comes Solar Opposites, a clever comedy about a family of aliens living on Earth. One of these aliens, the Pupa, has particularly caught the attention of the internet, but what is it?
Solar Opposites is an American animated sitcom created by Justin Roiland (Rick and Morty) and Mike McMahan on Hulu.
The series tells the story of a “family of aliens from a better world who must take refuge in middle America. They disagree on whether this is awful or awesome.”
Each of the extra-terrestrial group members are as unique as they are hilarious. However, one particular character, the Pupa, is causing a stir on the internet.
Here is everything we know about the Pupa from Solar Opposites.
What is the Pupa?
We actually don’t know what the Pupa is, but it’s definitely the cutest character in Solar Opposites; an adorable, squishy slug with the power to destroy worlds.
The yellow alien baby is the lynchpin of the groups mission on Earth which involves it terraforming the planet. When it reaches maturity, the Pupa will destroy Earth and rebuild it into the image of Shlorp – the aliens’ home world.
The Pupa has some serious telekinesis and telepathy powers, but it has a particular love for eating gooblers and candy even though both cause it to vomit.
When the Pupa eats something orange, it turns orange. However, at the end of the season, the Pupa turns purple and none of the characters knows what this means.
Who voices the Pupa in Solar Opposites?
For the majority of Solar Opposites season 1, the Pupa is voiced by co-creator Mike McMahan’s own son, Sagan.
However, in the season finale when in a telepathic conversation with his neighbour, the Pupa has a very different, much deeper vocie.
The Pupa in this episode is voiced by none other than Liam Cunningham. The Irish actor is best known for his role as Sir Davos Seaworth (The Onion Knight) in the HBO mega series ‘Game of Thrones’.
Cunningham has also starred in Clash of the Titans (2010), War Horse (2011), Doctor Who (2013) and Rick and Morty (2019).
The Pupa storyline in season 2
In the season finale, the Pupa seemingly develops into his next form, becoming aware of his abilities and using them for personal gain.
Then, at the very end of the episode, he turns purple – we can assume this is his next stage of evolution.
Will the Pupa develop into a planet destroying, terraforming monster in season 2? Will he just evolve into his next stage but not destroy Earth? Could his powers become more prominent within the seasons story arc? All will be revealed in season 2 of Solar Opposites.
Season 1 of Solar Opposites is available to view right now on Hulu.