Real Name
First Appearance
Toy Story 2
John Lasseter, Pete Docter
Team Affliations
Evil Emperor Zurg
Base of Operations
Made of plastic
Skills and Abilities

Emperor Zurg is a character in the Toy Story film franchise and is the "enemy" of Buzz Lightyear.  And like most Buzz Lightyear toys, he believes the character he was designed to represent, in this case an evil space emperor.  Zurg is referenced several times in the first movie, appears as a character in the second and has a brief cameo in the third.

Zurg is voiced by Andrew Stanton in the Toy Story 2 film and by Wayne Knight in the Buzz Lightyear of Star Command TV series.


In the Toy Story films, Zurg is merely a toy recreation of the fictional character who has never been given a proper origin.


In Toy Story 2, he is awoken in the toy store after Andy's toys investigate it in an attempt to find Woody.  Much like the Buzz Lightyear action figures, he believes that he is the character that he is modeled after.  After battling a Buzz Lightyear action figure (who was mistaken for the Buzz Lightyear owned by the boy Andy), he ended up befriending him after "revealing" that he was his "real father". A Zurg toy (likely different than the aforementioned one) also makes a brief appearance in Toy Story 3.

Buzz Lightyear of Star CommandEdit

In the animated series Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Emperor Zurg is the primary villain, as the character that the Zurg toys from the Toy Story movies represent.  His past remains a mystery, as do the events that lead him to become an emperor of an empire of evil.  It is implied that he and Buzz Lightyear have been facing each other for quite some time before the events of the series.

Other MediaEdit

In the animated TV series, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, he has a much more significant role as the series' main antagonist



Skills and AbilitiesEdit

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