Lloyd Nebulon is the central character of “Lloyd in Space.” At 13 years old, this young protagonist belongs to the Verdigrian alien race.
You may remember the late 90s and early 2000s when Saturday mornings were filled with the hum of exciting cartoon shows.
Among those memorable animations was a series introducing us to an awkward yet endearing green alien teen named Lloyd Nebulon from “Lloyd in Space.”
Who Is Lloyd Nebulon?
Despite being set in the depths of space, “Lloyd in Space” managed to capture the essence of human teenage angst, and at the center of it all was our protagonist, Lloyd Nebulon.
He’s a green-skinned, pointy-eared teenager who dreams big but often finds himself entangled in some adolescent debacle.
Like many of us during our teens, Lloyd battles with fitting in and seeking acceptance. This relentless pursuit of identity and the often clumsy journey through his formative years make him a character worth rooting for.
Friendship Beyond Stars
What’s a teenager without his gang of friends? Lloyd’s close-knit group consists of the brainy Douglas McNoggin, the strong yet sensitive Kurt Blobberts, and the mysterious telekinetic, Eddie Horton.
While the personalities in this group couldn’t be more contrasting, they prove that friendships can thrive in the most diverse of backgrounds. Through ups and downs, the gang always supports Lloyd, teaching us valuable lessons about loyalty and unity amidst differences.
Relatable Family Dynamics in Zero Gravity
At home, Lloyd’s family life showcases a beautiful blend of universal familial issues with a space-age twist.
With Commander Norah Nebulon, his strict yet caring mother, and his little sister Francine, who’s gifted with telekinesis (and a knack for getting on Lloyd’s nerves), the Nebulon household is a microcosm of the typical family—just with more intergalactic flare. Their interactions remind us that even in space, family remains an integral part of growing up.
Lloyd embodies the quintessential pre-teen traits. He’s compassionate and considerate but often finds himself vexed by his telekinetic younger sister and criticized by his cautious mother. At Luna Vista Middle School, he grapples with fitting in, frequently facing mockery, exclusion, and even bullying from some pretentious and unkind peers.
Nevertheless, Lloyd displays immense courage during crises, prioritizing his loved ones above himself. Sometimes, he leans on his friends for advice, only to find himself in deeper trouble or facing punishment. While he can exhibit a fiery temper, he inevitably recognizes and learns from his missteps.
Around his close trio of friends — Eddie, Kurt, and Douglas — Lloyd exudes confidence and a relaxed demeanor, occasionally bordering on arrogance. This suggests that Lloyd’s reserved nature surfaces primarily around those he’s not well-acquainted with.
Lloyd As A Kid
In the year X14, Nora and Mr. Nebulon welcomed Lloyd. Seven years later, the Nebulon family relocated to Intrepidville. There, Lloyd started 1st grade at Woxagon Elementary School. On his first day, Rodney Glaxer tripped him, and Brittany Boviak turned him down when he tried to sit with her.
However, that day began lifelong friendships with Eddie, Kurt, and Douglas. As the days progressed, Lloyd found himself captivated by Brittany.
Over time, his fleeting crush matured into deep affection. Once, he even etched a love message for her on a tree in Intrepidville Park, only for Brittany to discover him in the act.
The encounter left him teary-eyed and humiliated. Nora Nebulon often reminisced about young Lloyd’s determination to mingle with the older kids, even if he annoyed them. As they ventured into their teenage years, Brittany and Lloyd’s relationship evolved, with her becoming his intermittent girlfriend.
Lloyd Nebulon & Captain Nora Nebulon
Nora, Lloyd’s mother and the commander of the space station is a figure Lloyd deeply respects. While she frequently cautions Lloyd, occasionally dampening his moments of joy, it’s clear he holds immense admiration for her. Their bond is evident in episodes where she comes to his rescue, such as when she saves him from space pirates.
Their relationship is peppered with touching interactions that underscore their profound affection for one another. Lloyd affectionately refers to her as “mommy” and often seeks her counsel when in need of sage advice.
- Nebudork (Brittany Boviak and Megan Uno)
- Nebuloser (Mean Cindy)
- Mama Nebulon (Rodney Glaxer)