Despite some discouragement from the rest of the toys, Buzz vows to rescue Woody, noting how he owes Woody for once risking his own life to save him - taking Mr. Buzz says “to infinity...”, Woody completes the sentence with “...and beyond.”, In the television series Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Buzz Lightyear is a Space Ranger working for Star Command, protecting the universe from Evil Emperor Zurg. At the end of the film, Buzz seems to have developed a crush on Jessie. Buzz Lightyear leads Andy's toys – Mr.  He also appeared as a car in Pixar's 2006 movie, Cars, along with Woody and Hamm. He once had a friend and partner named Warp Darkmatter, however, he later joined Evil Emperor Zurg and became his primary agent. , Regarding the design of Lightyear, Toy Story director John Lasseter said he wanted to create an action figure in the line of G.I. On a road trip, Woody has dedicated himself to ensuring that Forky, Bonnie's new toy who believes he was made to be thrown away, remains with the gang - Buzz agrees to help Woody do so. In 2009, Lego began releasing its Lego Toy Story line, which included a 205-piece Buzz Lightyear action figure. Aside from his regular catchphrase, he has a habit of telling villains that "Evil never wins!". Utility Belt Buzz Lightyear joins the gang after Rex tells him that he knows how to defeat Evil Emperor Zurg (in a video game).
The action figure stayed aboard the space station for a period of six months as part of the toys-in-space educational program. Woody and Buzz appeared in the 2019 video game Kingdom Hearts III, where the latter finally had wish of having a real laser attack and can fly as his fictional counterpart without knowing during a Keyblade war crisis across dimensions, with Woody recalls Buzz back in the first Toy Story film event in the day before Buzz realize he's a toy.
While imprisoned in Sid's house, Buzz Lightyear sees a television ad featuring himself and realizes that he is a toy and not a Space Ranger. Buzz Lightyear is voiced by Tim Allen in the Toy Story films, a few video games, and the Buzz Lightyear movie, while Patrick Warburton provides the voice for the TV series. When they return to Andy's room, Buzz attempts to talk to Jessie but is clearly shy when giving her a compliment - Jessie nevertheless responds calling him the 'sweetest space toy she every met.' After making their way back to Andy's house, Buzz and the other toys are given by Andy to a little girl named Bonnie. He still acts as Woody's moral support and eventually joins him on his mission to rescue Forky. He catches up with Woody and is shocked to find him with their old friend, Bo Peep who is helping Woody to rescue a captive Forky. They travel to Al's Toy Barn, where they believe Woody was taken to.
Buzz Lightyear's name was in honor of Apollo 11 astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, the second person to walk on the Moon. Although they do not interact much in Toy Story 4, Buzz and Jessie are still implied to be a romantic pairing. In Toy Story 4, Buzz plays a significantly smaller role since the film is centered on Woody, Bo, and a host of new characters.
When the toys reach the incinerator and believe they will die, Buzz and Jessie hold hands, signifying their romance.
Knowing that this might be the last time they’ll see each other, they share a final goodbye hug and exchange the last words of dialogue from afar.
In May 2008, NASA and Disney announced that an original Thinkway Toys Buzz Lightyear action figure would fly aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-124.
In the 2013 episode "Chris Cross", after Stewie has seriated Brian Griffin with "You Needed Me", he complains that he invited Buzz Lightyear to watch and he did not show up. In trying to set him back, the toys accidentally set him to his Spanish demo mode and Woody attempts to convince Buzz that he and the other toys are his friends.  Lego also created a Buzz Lightyear minifigure.
When their attempt to rescue Forky proves fruitless, Buzz along with Bo Peep attempts to persuade Woody to leave without Forky.
Joe for the film and decided upon a spaceman figure. This version of Buzz Lightyear has a different personality from the one in Toy Story. Nine years prior to Toy Story 4, Buzz helps Woody and Bo Peep in rescuing RC whilst the toys still belong to Andy.
Aldrin did not, however, receive any endorsement fees for the use of his first name. The character's catchphrase, To Infinity and Beyond, has also received high recognition as well, becoming one of the most famous movie quotes of all-time. When escaping, Woody and the other toys accidentally switch Buzz to his "Spanish mode", confusing many characters and comedic character changes for the audience. When Forky escapes, Woody leaves the gang to find him. Although he manages to convince Woody to return home, Prospector stops him, as he wants to go to Japan. This fails and Buzz, using his inter voice, is forced to head back to the rest of Bonnie’s toys.
They are picked up by a garbage truck after failing to escape in time, and Buzz returns to normal after a television falls onto him in the truck while rescuing Jessie, restoring his memory. Soon the other toys find Utility Belt Buzz Lightyear and mistake him for Andy's Buzz Lightyear, despite the real Buzz's cries of "No, no, guys, you've got the wrong Buzz!" This cuts to Buzz Lightyear talking with a woman at a bar. Andy's Buzz Lightyear eventually breaks free from his cardboard prison and tracks down Utility Belt Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the toys to Al's apartment. Dreams are where Elmo and Toy Story had a party, and I went there". and Toy Story That Time Forgot. He is also seen in the Toy Story Toons episodes Hawaiian Vacation, Small Fry, and Partysaurus Rex, and the two specials: Toy Story of Terror! Buzz was also in the 2008 Disney film Bedtime Stories and the 2010 Disney film The Sorcerer's Apprentice. The two Buzz Lightyears fight and Utility Belt Buzz Lightyear traps Andy's Buzz in a cardboard rocket ship similar to the one he originally came in. While in his Spanish mode, Buzz still believes that he is a real Space Ranger, but Woody convinces him that he and the other toys are his "amigos". Woody's jealousy eventually causes him to accidentally knock Buzz out of the window, which in turn causes the rest of Andy's toys to turn on Woody, believing he deliberately tried to get rid of Buzz. Later, when Woody is stolen by Al McWhiggin, Buzz attempts to save Woody but ends up falling off Al's car, although he notes down the number plate which helps him and the rest of Andy's toys realise who kidnapped Woody. Potato Head, Hamm, Rex and Slinky Dog to help him.
The effects of Woody's jealousy eventually leads both him and Buzz to be captured by Sid Phillips, the toy-torturing boy who lives next door to Andy's house. Only the Thinkway Toys figure comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and both comes packaged in the spaceship packaging as seen in the movies.  Lasseter attributes his design to the influence of Apollo astronauts, in particular, their clear helmets, skullcaps, communication devices, and white suits.  The 2008 quadruple platinum song "Single Ladies" by Beyoncé includes the lyric "...and delivers me to a destiny, to infinity and beyond."
However, Lotso abandons them and they fall into an incinerator, although the aliens later rescue them using a claw crane.