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Blossom (voiced by Cathy Cavadini) is "the smart one" and self-proclaimed leader of the Powerpuff Girls. Her personality is "everything nice", her signature color is pink, and she has long orange hair with a red bow. She is often seen as the most level-headed, and composed member of the group and also strong and determined. She can also be fussy, overbearing, vain, and overly analytical at times. She tends to "mother" Bubbles and Buttercup, and often tries to play peacemaker between the two if they fight but ironically she is quick to argue with Buttercup who acts on impulse as opposed to her analytical nature. She is naturally caring to mainly her sisters, but also the Professor as well. In "A Very Special Blossom," we are shown a darker side to Blossom when she resorts to stealing the Pro-Excellence 2000 Golf Clubs for the Professor, who later says it's his fault for putting too much value in a material item instead of the love for the Girls. For this, her first (and fortunately only) offense, Blossom was sentenced to 200 hours of community service, which was a harsh reminder to her and to all that crime doesn't pay. Blossom is shown to lavish intellect-enhancing toys and is often seen, in her free time, curled up with a good book. In the episode "Power-Noia" Blossom has nightmares about failing a test for which she forgot to study, only to find out that HIM is behind the girls' nightmares. The same episode establishes that Blossom is the smartest girl in Townsville. She also stated in an interview for The Powerpuff Girls Movie that she finds inspiration from female superheroes. Her unique power is freezing objects with her breath as seen in the episode "Ice Sore" (although at the end of the episode, she was known to breathe fire). When flying she leaves a curved pink trail.
Bubbles (voiced by Tara Strong in the series and by Kath Soucie in the What a Cartoon! episodes) is "the cute one". Her personality is "sugar", her signature color is blue, and she has blond hair worn in pigtails. She was named for her cute and bubbly personality, as revealed when she giggled after the Professor named Blossom. Her best friend is a stuffed octopus doll she calls "Octi".
She exhibits the ability to both understand and speak foreign languages (Japanese, Spanish), as she can read and understand Japanese manga and understand people who speak Spanish. Bubbles can also communicate with various animals (cats, squirrels and even monsters). However, the episodes "Super Zeroes" and "Nuthin' Special" illustrate that in the above respective languages she uses a word for word translation rather than the thought-for-thought method of people more fluent in foreign languages. She also shows the ability to emit a sonic scream (in the episode "Hot Air Buffoon"). Bubbles can also spit fire as seen in the episode "Simian Says". She will always stand up for (and cuddle with) animals except cockroaches, which she (along with her sisters) finds "icky".
Bubbles is defined by her innocence, playfulness and gentle demeanor, having a tendency to be naive, ditzy, submissive, timid and sensitive. These traits initially caused those around her, especially Blossom and Buttercup, to underestimate her abilities as a superhero; her naivety has been used against her at least twice by Him. But in the episode "Bubblevicious", she proves her mettle to her sisters when she single-handedly defeats Mojo Jojo. At times she can be dim-witted and a bit of a loud-mouth. In "The Boys are Back in Town" she expressed a slight crush on Boomer. Craig McCracken stated in a World Priemere Toons interview that she is the "little more air-headed one". Also, in one episode, she says she hates to see her sisters fight. When flying she leaves a loopy, swirly blue trail.
Buttercup (voiced by E.G. Daily) is the tomboy of the Powerpuff Girls. Her personality is "spice", her signature color is green, and she has short black hair in a flip. She frowned and pouted when the Professor named her simply because, like her previously-named sisters, her name "also starts with B". She can be hard to agree with to Bubbles and Blossom at times, but is the toughest fighter of the Powerpuff Girls, not only because of her "spice" side but because, as revealed in one episode, the reason why Buttercup tries her hardest to defeat whichever antagonists she must is because of her green blanket. Buttercup can be the most surly Powerpuff Girl at times, but is practically fearless, loyal, quick-witted and willing to fight. Buttercup can be selfish at times, as revealed in one episode when the Powerpuff Girls started working for silver dollar allowances and Buttercup became fascinated by silver dollars, but soon discovered that she could obtain more by knocking out criminals' teeth and leaving the teeth for the Tooth Fairy. She is shown to be fairly protective of her sisters, though, and will not hesitate to confront anybody who speaks badly of them, such as in the episode "The Boys Are Back in Town" when she unwittingly discovers the Rowdyruff Boys' weakness after hitting Butch's tongue, who was laughing at Bubbles after putting a slug down the back of her dress while in sort of an unconscious state. She is often reckless, but can be fairly witty at times, and she is frequently sarcastic. Also, she may be stronger than her other sisters, as revealed in the episode "Octi Evil" when she throws a monster rolled up in a ball to Blossom, which goes through various buildings. She also has desires to be the leader instead of Blossom (revealed in "Octi Evil"). Craig McCracken stated in a World Priemere Toons interview that she is "the real quiet but real tough one". When flying she leaves a straight, sharp, jagged light green trail.
Professor Utonium (voiced by Tom Kane) is a brilliant scientist who works in his home in the suburbs of Townsville. A stereotypical scientist, his general attire is a white lab coat and black pants with pens tucked into the lab coat's breast pocket. The Professor once housed a chimpanzee named Jojo (later to become the girls' arch-enemy, Mojo Jojo) as a lab assistant who proved to be reckless and destructive. Jojo pushed the Professor while he was stirring his perfect girl concoction, causing him to accidentally break through a glass containing the mysterious "Chemical X" which spilled into the formula, thus creating the Powerpuff Girls. The Professor is a genius in many fields of science, having shown knowledge in fields such as physics, chemistry, and biology as well as being a skilled inventor. Aside from his role as a scientist, he acts as a parent in The Powerpuff Girls' lives, doing fatherly things such as preparing their school lunches or cheering up the girls when they have been hurt. Although he apparently did not legally "adopt" the girls, everyone who addresses him calls him their "father" and they as "his daughters"; the girls occasionally refer to him as "our dad". The Professor can be odd, silly, clumsy, easily manipulated and over-protective at times, but still retains his caring fatherly image.
The Mayor of Townsville (voiced by Tom Kenny in the series and by Jim Cummings in the What a Cartoon! episodes) is generally referred throughout only as "Mayor", although he is referred to as "Barney" by his wife in the episode "Boogie Frights". He is short and old with a fringe of white hair around a bald scalp and a thick mustache. He wears a monocle over his left eye and a small top hat that floats just above his head. He also has a love for pickles. The Mayor is dimwitted but loves his city. He is very childish at times, such as in the episode "That's Not My Baby" where he complains in a childish voice to Miss Bellum, asking why they cannot name Main Street after himself. He sometimes calls the girls for very silly reasons, as seen in the episode "Bubblevicous" when he calls because of a traffic jam. The episode "Meat Fuzzy Lumpkins" featured a different Mayor who was younger and taller than the Mayor of the series.
Ms. Sara Bellum (voiced by Jennifer Martin) is The Mayor's very competent, statuesque, and redhead right-hand assistant who often handles the things the Mayor cannot. She wears a red dress and red high heel shoes for a secretary look. Her face is never shown onscreen, although "The Powerpuff Girls Rule!!!" briefly revealed part of it. A running gag is other onscreen characters often finding her very beautiful. Her name is a pun on the word cerebellum. She has also helped the girls defeat the Rowdyruff Boys in the episode "The Rowdyruff Boys", where she advised the girls to "instead of fighting, try being nice" (in other words, kiss them) to destroy them, which ended up working. She also proved to be a capable fighter, battling Sedusa by herself when the girls were disabled. She made a cameo in an episode of Chowder, in which it is implied she is to be the police chief's blind date.
Ms. Keane (voiced by Jennifer Hale, and by Kath Soucie in the What-a-Cartoon! episodes) is the kindergarten teacher of Pokey Oaks Kindergarten. She wears an orange shirt, red vest, brown pants, and has short black hair and light blue eyes. She is patient, understanding and very protective of her students, making her a well-liked, motherly figure. Although Ms. Keane is a kindergarten teacher, she is also incredibly smart. This was shown in the episode "Speed Demon" when she, prior to the girls' time travel, actually tried to figure out how the speed of a person throwing an apple could make said apple travel faster than the speed of light and thus being able to travel though time and space. Soon realizing that she is confusing the children, she returns to her normal state, and excuses herself. Ms. Keane also forbids any fighting in school even if there's a crisis taking place within it thus she convinces the girls that there are other ways to solve problems other than fighting as demonstrated in the episode "Schoolhouse Rocked".
Narrator (voiced by Tom Kenny in the series and by Ernie Anderson in the What a Cartoon! episodes) is the enthusiastic but unseen narrator, known for opening nearly every episode with "The City of Townsville"! and ending most of them with "So once again, the day is saved, thanks to... the Powerpuff Girls"! He often comments on the proceedings of the episode, says things which happen to be hints about the plots of certain episodes, and frequently breaks the fourth wall. He is only seen at one point in the series (in the episode "A Made Up Story" he wakes up the mayor who is sleeping under the podium. Viewers see only his hand and part of his arm), though he is a person and not just a disembodied voice. He is also shown to be the only connection between the audience and the girls, as he can "talk" to both and even be involved, such as Mojo Jojo transforming him into a dog. In the episode "Simian Says", he is kidnapped by Mojo Jojo, who promptly takes his place as the episode begins, granting Mojo Jojo the power to narrate the story as he sees fit; the girls have no choice but to go along with the narrative until they accidentally find him dictating the story's events, suggesting that the Narrator has absolute power over the story, though he never seems to exercise it himself.
Talking Dog (voiced by Tom Kane in the series and by Paul Mercier in the What a Cartoon! episodes) is a small white dog with black ears and nose and a black spot on his back, wearing a red collar with a yellow dog tag. He mostly appears as a background character, but always has something to say. In the episode "Shut the Pup Up", he was taken in by the Girls when he became the sole witness to a mystery crime. When he stays with the girls he is shown to be blunt, abrasive and insulting in that episode, though his demeanor remains straightforward and earnest. He is frequently abused in almost every appearance he makes, but, as a running gag, no one ever seems to regard his pain and simply ignore him.
Mitchell "Mitch" Mitchelson (voiced by Tom Kenny): The bully at Pokey Oaks Kindergarten. Mitch has brownish hair, and wears a black T-shirt with the words “MITCH ROCKS” on the front. Usually talks in a gruff voice; he torments the kids in the class in a few episodes, though he is not a major threat. He is Buttercup's close friend, according to Buttercup in her interview in the DVD features of The Powerpuff Girls Movie. For a brief time he hosted a short segment on Cartoon Network called "Mitch Rocks", where he looked at or watched various things and said whether they "rock" or not.
Mojo Jojo (voiced by Roger L. Jackson), a mad scientist simian with great intelligence, who speaks in a convoluted, repetitive manner. As the archenemy of the girls and main antagonist of the series and the movie, Mojo Jojo was Professor Utonium's reckless lab assistant, Jojo, before Professor Utonium created the Powerpuff Girls. He has green skin, pink whites in his eyes, wears a white turban of clay with three purple upside down V-shaped lines towards the metal purple jeweled base and two purple circles inside each other on both sides at the top that covers his large, oversized brain caused by the explosion that created the girls. He wears white gloves and boots, a blue suit with a white belt, and a long wavy, purple cape. Despite his high intelligence, he is not good at planning his schemes, and as a result they fall apart. However, he is a master at manipulation and trickery, often fooling the girls into thinking he has changed despite their constant encounters.
Fuzzy Lumpkins (voiced by Jim Cummings) is a large, husky, furry pink bear-like hillbilly monster with a wide jaw, a green nose, two antennae on his head, big blue overalls and brown countryman shoes with a banjo. He is the first villain ever to be introduced in the series, appearing in the pilot "Meat Fuzzy Lumpkins" where he turned the people of Townsville into meat after he lost in the jam contest. He talks with a Southern accent, and will shoot anything he finds trespassing on his property but is otherwise harmless. He lives in the woods next to the city of Townsville. He is also prone to destructive fits of rage, from which he gains enough physical strength to overpower (and sometimes intimidate) the girls. When angry, Fuzzy turns dark red, he grows claws and his teeth turn sharp, while usually they are large and square. His only friend is a banjo he calls "Joe", although he has three close relations (Furry, Fluffy, and Hairy), three nephews (Buzzy, Wuzzy, and Scuzzy), and several dozen cousins who heavily resemble him.
Him (voiced by Tom Kane in the series and by Genndy Tartakovsky in the What a Cartoon! episodes) is a mysterious, supernatural, effeminate, immortal, androgynous, demonic monster. His physical appearance is an amalgamation of sorts with lobster-like claws, red skin, pointed ears, a hooked nose, yellow/green eyes and a long curled beard, wearing makeup, a woman's red jacket and skirt with pink tulle at the collar and hemline, and black, thigh-high, spike-heeled boots. His voice ranges from a high-pitched falsetto to a deep, booming basso profondo. According to the narrator in Him's first appearance, he is "so evil, so sinister, so horribly vile, that even the utterance of his name strikes fear into the hearts of men". He is shown to feed off the negative emotions of human beings and become powerless when there is little or no negativity in the air. He refers to the other villains as mortals, which further supports the argument that he is the devil. In one of the original Whoopass Girls shorts, he is identified as the devil, but never in the regular series. Him's plans are usually psychological in nature, and often consist of manipulating events to either drive the Powerpuff Girls insane or simply drive wedges between them. Craig McCracken has stated that the character "Him" was inspired by the Chief Blue Meanie in the 1968 film, Yellow Submarine.
Princess Morbucks (voiced by Jennifer Hale) is a spoiled, rich, and bratty little girl, whose partially unseen and mostly mute father allows her to finance various evil plots to destroy the Powerpuff Girls. Her supervillain outfit consists of a yellow, Powerpuff-style dress, black gloves and boots, and a tiara. In the episode "Stuck Up, Up, and Away" she is told by Buttercup that she cannot "just buy superpowers", and she retorts, "Oh yeah, tell that to Batman!" Her hatred of the girls stems from her rebuffed attempt to become one of them. She is also the only female villain in the series who is not an adolescent or young adult woman; she is approximately the same age as the Powerpuff Girls.
The Ganggreen Gang are a gang of five teenage hoodlums that are green-skinned and unhealthy looking. They originally appeared alongside The Amoeba Boys in McCracken's original short, Whoopass Stew, as the villains the girls are shown fighting in the introduction (rather than every major recurring villain on the show). They do not have powers, nor are they truly a threat; however, they do have special characteristics and they did once obtain powers in the episode "Power Lunch". According to Craig McCracken, the Ganggreen Gang are a cross between the characters from Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids and Rat Fink.
The Amoeba Boys (voiced by Chuck McCann in the series and the What a Cartoon! episodes and by Lou Romano in Whoopass Stew) are a trio of amoebae who are the villains featured in McCracken's original short, Whoopass Stew in A Sticky Situation. They reappear in the What a Cartoon! short Crime 101. With their gangster affectations, these aspiring criminals would love nothing more than to be regarded as serious villains worthy of fighting, and even getting beaten up and sent to jail by the Powerpuff Girls. Unfortunately, their brains are too primitive to devise a crime above the level of littering or jaywalking. Indeed, they considered stealing an orange to be their greatest crime ever in the episode "Divide and Conquer". They are Townsville's least malicious villains, even having a friendship-of-sorts with the girls. They are generally harmless, but their actions have on occasion endangered both the girls and the town purely by accident. The greatest threat they have posed to Townsville and the girls was in episode "Geshundfight", when they each caught a cold that, when merged with their DNA, created a severe virus that quickly spread through the city, making even the healthiest person fall ill instantaneously.
Sedusa (voiced by Jennifer Hale) is a young, beautiful, and sexy mistress of disguise and seductress who uses her feminine wiles to influence men to do her bidding. When her identity is revealed, she typically doffs down to her leotard battle suit and fights with her whip-like hair (which she can control). In her introduction episode "Mommy Fearest", she poses as an ordinary woman named "Ima Goodlady". She becomes powerless when her hair becomes wet (or cut off). In episode "Something's a Miss", she poses as Miss Bellum, tying up and gagging the real Miss Bellum at her house (after dressing her up as Sedusa) and seducing the Mayor to perpetrate heists. In this episode, she had the ability to whip off globs of sticky hair gel adhering people to walls, but she was taken down by Miss Bellum, who cut off her hair. In the episode "Aspirations", Sedusa seduces the Ganggreen Gang into stealing Egyptian artifacts. She is still bald from when Miss Bellum cuts off her hair. When she gets the artifacts, she becomes giant and rather than hair, deadly asps grow from her head. Sedusa betrays the Ganggreen Gang, which leads to Ace telling Blossom to take the crown from Sedusa, which the other artifacts do not work without. Sedusa loses her hair once more, as well as her gigantic stature. She begs the boys to help her, but they refuse and Sedusa is sent back to jail. Her eyes change color. When she is happy or nice her eye color is green, but when she is angry or evil, they are red. This is seen in the episode "Mommy Fearest". Her name is a combination of the word "seduce" and Medusa from Greek mythology.
The Rowdyruff Boys are the male counterparts of the Powerpuff Girls created by Mojo Jojo using a mixture of "snips, snails, and a puppy dog tail" in the Townsville Prison in the episode called "The Rowdyruff Boys". His replacement for chemical X was in fact prison toilet water (that was glowing), as Mojo Jojo believed that would have the same potency as Chemical X. An important difference between the trios is that the Powerpuff Girls got their names from Professor Utonium and the name of their team from the narrator, while the Rowdyruff Boys named themselves and their team. After their resurrection, the Boys' hairstyles become noticeably spikier, Him claims credit for this in episode "Custody Battle". Their personalities are also more developed where they had once had similar behavior. The Boys wear long-sleeved shirts with a black stripe in each, black trousers and black, low-top converse with white laces and white soles.
The Rowdyruff Boys are essentially violent bullies who have the same powers as the Powerpuff Girls, with their own techniques as well. In their first appearance, they nearly destroy them in a violent clash that reduced a great deal of Townsville to rubble (this is the first and one of the few times the Girls were defeated outright). The Girls were so ashamed of their defeat they planned to leave Townsville until Ms. Bellum suggested using a different tactic. The boys were shocked to find the girls alive but instead of a fight were flirted with. They were ultimately destroyed when the girls kissed them.
The Rowdyruff Boys were later resurrected by Him in the episode "The Boys Are Back in Town". Much to the Girls' shock they were given immunity to the Girls' kisses, which made the Boys grow bigger and more powerful. The Boys eventually got their revenge on the Girls firstly by grossing them out in various ways, such as cracking their knuckles, picking scabs and spitting. The Boys then move on to play violent sports using the Girls as targets. When Buttercup recovers and made Butch bite his tongue, he almost cries with pain and shrinks under his brothers' laughter. Blossom realizes that when their masculinity was threatened, they would shrink and the Girls do various things to embarrass them. Things they did to embarrass them such as, putting make-up on them and pulling down their pants made them and shrink them smaller than the laces of their shoes. Him intervenes and takes the boys back, threatening this would not be the last of them.