By your polluting powers combined, I am Captain Pollution! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
~ Captain Pollution's famous quote.

Captain Pollution is an antagonist in the animated TV series Captain Planet and the Planeteers.

He is an evil clone of Captain Planet who exists with a completely destructive and insane personality to make the world a pollution-filled cesspool. He is one of the superhero's most powerful enemies due to Captain Planet weakness to pollution (much like Superman is weak to kryptonite), though Captain Pollution, in turn, is weak against clean minerals.

The Eco Villains called him forth for the first time using the Rings of Destruction. Unlike most Eco-Villains, Captain Pollution does not symbolize a specific environmental disaster; rather the pollution as a whole.

He was voiced by David Coburn.


Captain Pollution resembles Captain Planet, but his skin is pale yellow and covered in brown lesions. His hair is red and styled in a Widow's peak and he has red eyes. His costume is the same color and style as Planet's, but the chest is torn in the middle, with two halves of a cracked version of Planet's chest symbol on either side. His voice has a California Valley twang to it.

Strengths and Weaknesses

As Captain Planet's opposite, Pollution actually strengthens and reinforces Captain Pollution. Earth's elements, such as clean water and earth, weaken him.

Captain Planet is able to defeat Captain Pollution in the episode "Mission to Save Earth Part II" by carrying Captain Pollution through clean sources of energy: digging him through the ground (earth), drag him through lava (fire), tornado-spins him in the air (wind), then throwing him into the ocean (water).



  • He was voiced by David Coburn, who also does the voice of Captain Planet on the TV show Captain Planet and the Planeteers. When he voices Captain Pollution, he speaks in a California accent.
  • The elements needed to create him are super radiation, deforestation, smog, toxic, and hate.