Hugh Man was serving on the Earth's flagship, the Nimbus, during the Decapod Invasion of 3002. During the battle, 25-Star General Zapp Brannigan trusted him with the activation codes for the global defense network. Hugh Man was actually a Decapodian in disguise, but due to the incompetence of Zapp Brannigan, his anonymity was protected. His fate after giving the codes to the Decapodians is unknown. It is unknown if Hugh Man is actually his real name as it is used to sound like “human” to trick DOOP.