List of The Amazing World of Gumball characters

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The Watterson family, depicted outside their home; from left to right, clockwise: Gumball, Nicole, Richard, Anais (with Daisy) and Darwin.

The British-American animated comedy television series The Amazing World of Gumball features a wide array of primary and supporting characters, all of whom reside in the fictional American city of Elmore. The series primarily revolves around the daily life of Gumball Watterson (Logan Grove, seasons 1–2 and season 3 episode: "The Kids"; Jacob Hopkins, rest of season 3 to season 5 to "The Copycats", Nicolas Cantu, rest of season 5 onward), a cat, and his family—adoptive brother and best friend Darwin (Kwesi Boakye, seasons 1–2 and season 3 episode: "The Kids"; Terrell Ransom, Jr., rest of season 3-season 5 to "The Copycats" Donielle T. Hansley Jr., rest of season 5 ownard), sister Anais (Kyla Rae Kowalewski), and parents Nicole and Richard (Teresa Gallagher and Dan Russell, respectively). Gumball's fellow Elmore Junior High students also have frequent recurring roles throughout the series. Creator Ben Bocquelet conceived The Amazing World of Gumball in 2007 while working as a development artist for Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe,[1][2] and based several of its characters on previous sketches characters he had created for commercials.[3]

Main characters[edit]

Gumball Watterson[edit]

Gumball Watterson
The Amazing World of Gumball character
First appearance "Early Reel" (prototype) "The DVD" (final concept)
Created by Ben Bocquelet
Voiced by Nicky Jones (pilot)
Logan Grove (seasons 1-2 and "The Kids")
Jacob Hopkins (seasons 3-5, "The Copycats)
Nicolas Cantu ("The Copycats"-present)
Information
Full name Zachary Tristopher Watterson (birth name)
Gumball Tristopher Watterson (legal change)
Species Cat
Gender Male
Occupation Student
Family Richard Watterson (father)
Nicole Senicourt-Watterson (mother)
Darwin Watterson (adopted brother)
Anais Watterson (sister)
Significant other(s) Penny Fitzgerald (girlfriend)
Relatives Jojo Watterson (paternal grandmother)
Frankie Watterson (paternal grandfather)
Louie (paternal step-grandfather)
Mr and Mrs. Senicourt (maternal grandparents)

Gumball Tristopher Watterson (voiced by Logan Grove, seasons 1–2 and season 3 episode: "The Kids"; Jacob Hopkins, rest of seasons 3-4 and season 5 episodes: "The Rerun"-"The Copycats" and "The Fuss"; Nicolas Cantu,[4] rest of season 5-present) is a 12-year-old[5] mostly mischievous light blue cat who lives with his family in the fictional California city of Elmore. He attends Elmore Junior High in the seventh grade with his brother Darwin, who is 10 years old.[6] Often finding himself and Darwin in various antics which end up getting them into trouble, episodes in the series' first season characterized Gumball as well-meaning in his actions, but with naive tendencies; throughout the show's progression, he has since established himself as a more serious character capable of logical thinking and prone to sarcasm.

Despite his rambunctious behavior and occasional lapses in judgement, he is ultimately a loyal, straightforward, and kindhearted person at heart. A recurring theme throughout the series is his crush on his classmate Penny Fitzgerald, who in turn shares the same feelings for him. They initially struggle to properly express their feelings for each other until the episode "The Shell", where he finally works up the nerve to express his feelings to her after she reveals her true form, and they begin dating.[7] It was revealed in "The Name" that Gumball's other real name and other nickname is Zach, though by the end of the episode, he legally changes his name to Gumball. In the premiere of season 3 it is revealed that Gumball and Darwin are part of a small fraction of people who don't age past a certain point, which by the end of the episode causes them to regress to a point slightly before puberty. His middle name was supposed to be Christopher, but Richard confused it for Tristopher and it stuck.

Darwin Watterson[edit]

Darwin Watterson
The Amazing World of Gumball character
First appearance "Early Reel" (prototype) "The DVD" (final concept)
Created by Ben Bocquelet
Voiced by Jake Pratt (early reel)
Kwesi Boakye (seasons 1–2;"The Kids")
Terrell Ransom Jr. (season 3-5 "The Copycats")
Donielle T. Hansley, Jr. ("The Copycats"-present)
Information
Full name Darwin Raglan Caspian Ahab Poseidon Nicodemius Watterson III
Species Part goldfish part suckerfish
Gender Male
Occupation Student
Family Richard Watterson (adoptive father)
Nicole Watterson (adoptive mother)
Gumball Watterson (adoptive brother)
Anais Watterson (adoptive sister)
Significant other(s) Carrie Krueger (girlfriend)
Relatives Jojo Watterson (adoptive paternal grandmother)
Frankie Watterson (adoptive paternal grandfather)
Louie (adoptive paternal step-grandfather)
Mr and Mrs. Senicourt (adoptive maternal grandparents)

Darwin Raglan Caspian Ahab Poseidon Nicodemius Watterson III (voiced by Kwesi Boakye, seasons 1–2 and season 3 episode: "The Kids"; Terrell Ransom Jr., rest of seasons 3-4; season 5 episodes: "The Rerun"-"The Copycats" and "The Fuss"; Donielle T. Hansley Jr.,[4] rest of season 5-present) is a 10 year old[8] orange goldfish, is Gumball's best friend and adoptive brother. Initially given to Gumball as a pet, Darwin later sprouted legs and subsequently became a full member of the Watterson family. The series' first season depicted Darwin with a tendency to be more naive and gullible than others, due to his sudden introduction into the world; subsequent seasons established his more serious side, including the ability to think logically and, in "The Words", speak his mind freely.[9] Although Gumball can sometimes be a negative influence on him, Darwin is extremely loyal to Gumball and often helps him out of sticky situations. He is sometimes shown to not exhibit normal behaviour, such as calling his adoptive parents "Mrs. Mom" and "Mr. Dad".

Anais Watterson[edit]

Anais Watterson
The Amazing World of Gumball character
First appearance "The Responsible"
Created by Ben Bocquelet
Voiced by Kyla Rae Kowalewski
Information
Full name Anais Watterson
Species Anthromorphic rabbit
Gender Female
Occupation Student
Family Richard Watterson (father)
Nicole Watterson (mother)
Gumball Watterson (brother)
Darwin Watterson (adopted brother)
Relatives Jojo Watterson (paternal grandmother)
Frankie Watterson (paternal grandfather)
Louie (paternal step-grandfather)
Mr and Mrs. Senicourt (maternal grandparents)

Anais Watterson (voiced by Kyla Rae Kowalewski) a pink rabbit, is Gumball and Darwin's precocious 4-year-old[10] sister. She is one grade above her brothers, as revealed in "The Others". Gumball resents the fact that she is always telling him what to do, but nonetheless loves her and acknowledges her good intentions. Although impatient with her brother, she often tags along with him on his misadventures as a voice of reason, usually having to help Gumball out of situations caused by these misadventures. She has, however, been shown to not be above manipulating her family to get what she wants. Despite her intellectualism, she still shows typical childlike behavior, including an obsession with the children's television character Daisy the Donkey, and has tried to fit in with Gumball and Darwin on numerous occasions. She attends eighth grade at Elmore Junior High, which Gumball and Darwin are unaware of due to them "filtering" out anyone or anything that isn't part of their lives.

Nicole Watterson[edit]

Nicole Watterson
The Amazing World of Gumball character
First appearance "The DVD"
Created by Ben Bocquelet
Voiced by Teresa Gallagher
Information
Full name Nicole Watterson (née Senicourt)
Species Anthromorphic cat
Gender Female
Occupation Employee at the Rainbow Factory
Family Mr. Senicourt (father)
Mrs. Senicourt (mother)
Spouse(s) Richard Watterson
Children Gumball Watterson (son)
Darwin Watterson (adopted son)
Anais Watterson (daughter)
Relatives Jojo Watterson (mother-in-law)
Frankie Watterson (father-in-law)
Louie (stepfather-in-law)

Nicole Watterson (née Senicourt) (voiced by Teresa Gallagher), a blue cat, is Gumball, Darwin and Anais' mother, who carries the main responsibility of her family's upkeep, performing house chores and working long hours at The Rainbow Factory. A workaholic, she is often over-stressed and possesses a short temper. She acts as a guide to her sons, Gumball and Darwin when they get in a tough spot with their misadventures. Competitive by nature, Nicole is a master martial artist, and is very agile and flexible. Despite her overstressed and short-tempered personality, she is still sweet and kindhearted and shows much affection for her family.

Richard Watterson[edit]

Richard Watterson
The Amazing World of Gumball character
First appearance "The Responsible"
Created by Ben Bocquelet
Voiced by Dan Russell
Information
Full name Richard Buckley Watterson
Species Rabbit
Gender Male
Occupation Unemployed
Family Jojo Watterson (mother)
Frankie Watterson (father)
Louie (stepfather)
Spouse(s) Nicole Watterson
Children Gumball Watterson (son)
Darwin Watterson (adopted son)
Anais Watterson (daughter)
Relatives Mr. Senicourt (father-in-law)
Mrs. Senicourt (mother-in-law)

Richard Watterson (voiced by Dan Russell) is an overweight pink rabbit, is Gumball, Darwin and Anais' father. Richard, a stay-at-home dad, spends most of his time sleeping, eating, and watching television. Named "the laziest person in Elmore" since 1983,[11] he has a large appetite and is a voracious eater. Richard often serves as a third-wheel to his sons' misadventures and cares deeply for his family despite his lethargic nature. Richard was originally written for being a dog, but was finally changed to a rabbit.

Extended family[edit]

Frankie Watterson[edit]

Frankie Watterson (voiced by Rich Fulcher) is the conman rat and ex-husband of Granny Jojo and the father of Richard who abandoned them a long time ago. In "The Signature", after his apartment was re-possessed due to his overdue rent, he returns to the Watterson household, and he reunited with Richard, only to scam him of taking over the house. The Wattersons stop him, while Frankie looks back to the day he left his son. He then decides to reunite the whole Watterson family. In "The Outside" , Frankie comes for a visit, but gets treated like a prisoner, because of a misunderstanding.

Joanna Watterson[edit]

Joanna "Granny Jojo" Watterson (voiced by Sandra Dickinson) is the Watterson children's grandmother and also Richard's mother. She is a pink rabbit who speaks in a New York accent. In the season 1 episode "The Kiss", she is depicted as a general annoyance to the family, doing nothing but watching police dramas on television, and with Nicole and Richard always leaving the house whenever she makes a visit. She was previously married to a traveling conman named Frankie Watterson, who abandoned her and a young Richard under the pretense of going out to buy milk; she later remarries to Louie, a local Elmore senior citizen, in "The Signature", despite Richard's initial disapproval.[12]

Louie Watterson[edit]

Louie (voiced by Shane Rimmer) is a black mouse and a former member of a close-knit crew of Elmore senior citizens which includes Betty, Donald, and Marvin Finklehimer.[13] In "The Man" it is revealed that he was dating Joanna Watterson,[14] whom he marries in "The Signature", making him Richard's stepfather and Gumball, Darwin, and Anais' stepgrandfather.[12]

Mr. and Mrs. Senicourt[edit]

Mr. and Mrs. Senicourt (voiced by Dan Russell and Jessica McDonald) are Nicole's parents, seen in flashbacks during the season 5 episode "The Choices". Mr. Senicourt is a short, fat cat (resembling Grumpy Cat) with a short temper, while Mrs. Senicourt is tall and thin, yet snobbish. They both disapprove of their daughter's relationship with Richard; Mr Senicourt slammed the door in his face when he came to visit Nicole, and neither parent showed up to their wedding. Mrs. Senicourt, however, burst into tears when Nicole moved out, showing a perhaps softer side. Mr. Senicourt just turned and went back inside. It is loosely implied that Nicole is presently estranged from them.

Supporting/Recurring characters[edit]

Elmore Junior High students[edit]

Several Elmore Junior High students gathered in the school cafeteria. The series features a variety of different animals and objects for characters such as Gumball and his classmates.[15]

Penny Fitzgerald[edit]

Penny Fitzgerald (voiced by Teresa Gallagher) is a living peanut with antlers growing out of her head and, following the events of the episode "The Shell", Gumball's girlfriend. Their mutual affection and incapability of expressing their feelings for one another was a running theme in the series[16] until "The Shell", where Gumball finally directly reveals his feelings for her and they have their first kiss in the woods.[7] In the same episode, it is revealed that underneath Penny's shell lies a yellow, fairy-like inner alien self which shape-shifts based on her emotional state.[7] Penny's father Patrick, the head of a local construction company, is extremely overprotective of his daughter,[17] and does not trust Gumball until he saves her from getting run over by his own car in the episode "The Knights" and "The Shell" for helping his daughter through her emotions [18] She is member of the Elmore Junior High cheerleading and synchronized swimming teams.[17]

Tobias Wilson[edit]

Tobias Wilson (voiced by Rupert Degas, season 1; Hugo Harrison, season 2 onward) is a multicolored, cloud-shaped humanoid who is heavily interested in sports and possesses an overbearing self-confidence.[16] He thinks of himself as a heavily built jock, despite actually being rather weak, and appears to be quite wealthy.[19] He makes his debut appearance in "The Third", where Gumball and Darwin pay him twenty dollars to become their friend.[19] In "The Knights", Tobias holds a mock medieval battle with Gumball for the affection of Penny.[18] Despite this, he has been seen hanging out with Gumball and Darwin on several occasions, including having a starring role in one of the duo's home movies.[20] He has an older sister, Rachel (voiced by Jessica McDonald), who considers herself of higher status than Tobias and his "dweeb loser baby friends".[21]

Carolyn "Carrie" Krueger[edit]

Carolyn "Carrie" Krueger (voiced by Jessica McDonald) is an emo ghost who lives in a malevolent mansion[22] and "enjoys being depressed".[16] She has the abilities to teleport[23] and possess living bodies, and in "The Ghost" she uses the latter ability on Gumball in order to feel the satisfaction of being able to eat again.[24] In "Halloween", she turns the Watterson siblings into ghosts so they can attend a ghost-exclusive Halloween party at her mansion,[23] and in the process almost gets them trapped in the Underworld.[23] Carrie is the daughter of a mortal man who formed a romantic relationship with a female ghost and, as a result of using a forbidden spell, was cursed to live a lonely existence inside mirrors and subsequently rechristened "The Snatcher" – until, that is, his soul is set free by his daughter in "The Mirror" and they are happily reunited.[25]

Joseph Banana[edit]

Banana "Joe" Joseph (voiced by Mic Graves) is a hyperactive banana and the class clown of Gumball's Elmore Junior High class, with the tendency to crack a joke whenever possible.[16] His jokes often serve as a source of irritation to others, with Gumball describing him as a "one-trick pony" in his debut appearance.[19] While he is often classified as the class clown, he can mostly be a bully in a mean way, usually to Gumball and Darwin. He is killed by Rob in "the Rerun" but this event was erased from the timeline by a reformed Rob.

Tina Rex[edit]

Tina Rex (voiced by Dan Russell, season 1; Stefan Ashton Frank, season 2 onward) is a Tyrannosaurus who lives in the Elmore city junkyard, and who is Elmore Junior High's most notorious bully.[26] She often picks on her fellow schoolmates, especially Gumball,[26] and has her own gang of bullies which includes Jamie[27] and, to his reluctance, Anton.[28] As a dinosaur, she is the strongest person in school, contributing to her fearsome and aggressive reputation.[26] Despite this, she also has a softer side not only in general, but also for Gumball; in the episode "The Fight" she reveals that she considers him to be a friend.[29] Her Cartoon Network biography suggests that she might have animosity toward others because she is "angry at the world for not noticing her femininity".[26]

Hector Jotunheim[edit]

Hector Jotunheim (voiced by Kerry Shale) is a massive but gentle giant who is the largest student in Elmore Junior High, to the point that only his legs and feet are seen on-screen. Hector is the subject of the episode "The Colossus", where his mother – a witch who works as a cleaning lady – reveals that he can be dangerous if he expresses too much emotion, such as anger, sadness or excitement.[30] In the same episode, he goes on a rampage around Elmore after Gumball and Darwin, unaware of Hector's need to control his emotions, describe him as being too boring.[30] His surname is a reference to Jötunheimr, the homeland of giants in Norse mythology.[31]

Masami Yoshida[edit]

Masami Yoshida (voiced by Jessica McDonald) is a living cloud who is the wealthy daughter of the Rainbow Factory's owner.[16] Spoiled by her parents, she is tantrum-prone and has apparently threatened to have her classmates' parents fired if she doesn't have her way; in "The Gift", several of her classmates panic about getting her a perfect birthday gift out of fear of such a scenario, though it is later indicated that this has never actually happened and she admits that she simply wants be a treated like a normal person.[32] When angry, she has the ability to develop into a full storm cloud capable of causing massive amounts of damage.[33] The episode "The Storm" reveals her unrequited crush on Alan, and she manipulates Gumball into getting the two together, albeit temporarily.[33]

Sarah G. Lato[edit]

Sarah G. Lato (voiced by Jessica McDonald) is a yellow ice cream cone who debuted in "The Banana" as a transferee to Elmore Junior High from nearby Richwood High and makes her first major role in "The Sweaters", where she attempts to defend Gumball and Darwin from two uptight human students, only to lead them into more trouble.[34] In "The Fan", she is depicted as an obsessive fan of Gumball and Darwin.[35]

Bobert[edit]

Bobert (voiced by Kerry Shale) is a robot who is one of the smartest students at Elmore Junior High but constantly struggles to understand emotion and develop a social life.[16] He is the primary focus of the episode "The Robot", where Darwin and Gumball's efforts to help him fit in ultimately end with him stealing Gumball's identity.[36] Multiple times in the series, he has showcased his ability to transform into a much larger form by triggering his "defense mode".[36] In the episode "The Bet", he is forced to become Gumball's personal slave for a day after losing a bet.[37] Bobert is also the primary focus of the episode "The Upgrade", where he has an update with his software that Gumball and Darwin struggle getting used to and go to the Bobert Store to get a downgrade. The manager gave them a new Bobert. By the end of the episode, however, he obtains a downgrade due to Gumball's awareness of his actual age.

Carmen[edit]

Carmen (voiced by Teresa Gallagher, season 1; Alix Wilton Regan, season 2 onward) is a small green cactus who is considered to be a leader among her female classmates.[16] She is in a relationship with her balloon classmate Alan,[16] though the danger of her spikes bursting him is a constant hindrance. Their relationship in the cafeteria annoys their classmates, who are frequently annoyed by their romantic gestures and deem them "too perfect" and Alan interrupts and yells at Gumball.[33] In "The Storm", Alan is too jealous of Gumball and Gumball and Carmen briefly break, runs away from Gumball without crying and the boys (who aren't Darwin) and Carrie, Tina and Jamie bullied Gumball after Gumball accidentally kisses Carmen, but he succeeds in getting them back together by the end.[33] Carmen is also one of the cheerleaders for her school. She is best friends with Penny Fitzgerald, Sarah, and Molly.

Alan Keane[edit]

Alan Keane (voiced by Kerry Shale, season 1; Hugo Harrison, season 2 onward) is a teal-colored balloon who, despite their physical incompatibility, is in a romantic relationship with Carmen and sits at lunch with her.[16] He is overly nice and even-tempered, never showing anger or raising his voice even when the subject of insults or physical attacks, much to the annoyance of his classmates.[38] Being filled with helium, Alan regularly speaks in a high-pitched voice. In "The Photo", Gumball envies him for having a beautiful face. Alan rebuffs this, but Gumball replies: "Dude, even your mole looks better than me". In "the Vision" it is revealed Alan secretly plans to take over the world and rule it as a dictator, brainwashing people to eradicate sadness. After discovering this, Gumall and Darwin attempt to assassinate Alan, which they succeed in after many failed attempts - though he reappears in subsequent episodes without any explanation.

Leslie[edit]

Leslie (voiced by Kerry Shale) is an effeminate, friendly daisy who plays flute in the school band and can often be found hanging around the girls.[39] He is Penny's cousin, and Gumball's mistaken assumption that he is her boyfriend is his major source of jealousy in the episode "The Flower".[40]

Teri[edit]

Teri (voiced by Teresa Gallagher) is a hypochondriac paper bear usually found in the nurse's office.[41] Although somewhat self-absorbed and paranoid, she is very nice and is one of the school's cheerleaders.[41] Her mother works as a doctor and maintains a website discussing the dangers of germs.[42]

Idaho[edit]

Idaho (voiced by Kerry Shale, season 1; Hugo Harrison, season 2 onward) is a free-spirited potato from the rural countryside with old-fashioned beliefs, Idaho is one of the less popular students of Elmore Junior High.[43] In "The Bumpkin", Gumball, disillusioned with his suburban lifestyle, seeks Idaho's help in teaching his family how to live a simple lifestyle.[44] However, Gumball eventually finds himself unable to resist his modern lifestyle, and one night Idaho walks in on him indulging in video games and junk food.[44] Gumball talks him into trying out his modern lifestyle and eventually sends him into severe culture shock, which his rural family cure by burying him in soil.[44]

Anton[edit]

Anton (voiced by Anthony Hull) is a simple-minded piece of toast who was forcibly drafted into Tina's gang despite his unwillingness to do so, and only appeases them to avoid their anger.[28] He is prone to being killed in various freak accidents, only to be resurrected by his parents after each occasion with a toaster which creates a new copy of him.[45]

Juke[edit]

Juke (voiced by Hugo Harrison, music by Beatbox Hobbit)[46] is a native of the continent of Boomboxemburg who moved to Elmore, and is, as described by Gumball, a "boombox head" who speaks entirely in beatboxing.[47] In "The Boombox", he spoke it. As a result, nobody in Elmore Junior High can understand him.[48] He is able to speak comprehensible English if he is switched from "Music Mode" to "Voice Mode" through a button on the back of his head, but his arms are too short to reach the button and his attempts to communicate this fact to others end in failure.[47]

Sussie[edit]

Sussie (face by Aurelie Charbonnier, voiced by Fergus Craig) is an upside-down chin with googly eyes and puppet-like characteristics. She is talkative, odd, and obnoxious, and as a result is generally avoided by the rest of her classmates. She was the main problem for Darwin in "The Words".[9]

Clayton[edit]

Clayton (voiced by Rupert Degas, season 1; Max Cazier, season 2 onward) is a red ball of clay who is a compulsive liar, with a tendency of making up absurd stories about himself.[49] In the episode "The Skull", Clayton begins an on-and-off friendship with Gumball and Darwin, and displays his ability to transform into different people and objects.[50] At the end of the episode, he tells Principal Brown the truth for the first time.[50] In "The Move" he reveals that he lies because he is insecure and feels like a loser, though Gumball and Darwin help him and presumably cure his lying habit.[51]

Rachel Wilson[edit]

Rachel Wilson (voiced by Jessica McDonald) is Tobias' older sister, who disgusts his "looser baby friends." In "the Party", however, her friends after her friends don't show up to the party Tobias invited all of Elmore Junior High to, Darwin helps her feel better and fixes the trashed house, so she kisses Darwin. The directing staff did not like the character, so Rachel made a handful of cameos in the second season before being dropped from the show. Rachel does make a brief cameo in a flashback in "the Matchmaker".

Ocho[edit]

Harry "Ocho" Tootmorsel (voiced by Max Cazier) is a Space Invaders character-like 8-bit spider[52] and a generally friendly person, but often overreacts to what people say about him in a negative manner, such as to Darwin and Gumball after the latter accidentally sends him an insulting text message.[53] In the show's first season, he spoke solely in video game blips; since the second season, however, he has started speaking in comprehensible, albeit distorted, English.[53] In season five, his real name is revealed to be Harry Tootmorsel. A name that he only tells to his most trusted friends.[54]

The Eggheads[edit]

The Frank and Bean Eggheads (voiced by Kerry Shale and Rupert Degas, season 1; Kerry Shale and Hugo Harrison, season 2 onward) are a pair of egg brothers who are two of the most intelligent students and bullies at Elmore Junior High, speaking in English accents and considering themselves to be much smarter than their classmates. They are not very popular, and as such are members of the "Reject Club" with Bobert and Ocho.[55]

Jamie Russo[edit]

Jamie Russo (voiced by Jessica McDonald, seasons 1–2; Maria Teresa Creasey, season 3 onward) is a "half-cow, half-troglodyte" creature who is a bully of Elmore Junior High and member of Tina's gang.[9][27] As a result of Miss Simian holding her back a year, she has grown resentful of her new classmates and of authority in general.[27] Her mother is Elmore Junior High's gym coach, whom she listens to and respects despite her disapproval towards Jamie's bullying.[56]

William[edit]

William (internal monologue narrated by Mic Graves)[57] is a flying eyeball who is Miss Simian's personal spy and only talks when reporting information to her.[58] The episode "The Voice" reveals that he has psychic abilities, which he uses to wreak havoc on Gumball and Darwin after they accidentally block him on the social networking site Elmore Plus.[59] The same episode shows that he actually expresses a desire to interact with his classmates, which is hindered by his lack of a mouth; his inner thoughts are narrated to the viewers.[59]

Molly Collins[edit]

Molly Collins[60] (voiced by Jessica McDonald) is a shy sauropod who is a member of the cheerleading team and, as shown in "The Pressure", the owner of a treehouse where she and the other girls hang out in.[61] She made several appearances in the show's first season, but was absent for the entire second season; no reason was given for her disappearance until the third-season episode "The Void", where Gumball, Darwin, and Mr. Small realize that all traces of Molly have vanished and nobody else seems to have any memory of her. Investigating further, they eventually open up a portal at the former location of Molly's home and are sucked into a void containing "all the mistakes the world has ever made", where they find and rescue her.[62]

Rob[edit]

Robert "Rob" (voiced by Hugo Harrison) was one of the less prominent Elmore Junior High students, and later on in the series, Rob is the main antagonist and Gumball's sworn enemy. Rob is formerly a tall blue cyclops, and is later a disfigured polygon white cyclops. He tries to have some friendly conversation with Gumball and Darwin in "The Pony", only to discover – much to his annoyance – that the two do not even know his name.[22] He is later seen in the void of all the world's mistakes in the episode "The Void".[62] However, in "The Nobody", Rob manages to escape the void, gets disfigured as a result and takes residence in the Wattersons' basement. As a result, he remembers that Gumball and Darwin left him and swears revenge on them for not noticing him.[63] After hundreds of traps he tries to use on Gumball and Darwin go failed an unnoticed, Gumball and Darwin help re-invent Rob, with a new wardrobe and voice (voiced by David Warner) to become Dr. Wrecker.[64] In "The Bus", he attempts to blow up everybody and the hijacked bus up as well, but his plans were foiled thanks to Gumball and Richard. In "The Ex, it is seen that Banana Joe was his new nemesis. But toward the end he resumes his hatred with Gumball.

Hot Dog Guy[edit]

Hot Dog Guy is a guy who, when in contact, is awkward with Gumball. He made periodic appearances prior to the episode "The Hug", when Gumball hugs him several times to prove he is not predictable to Darwin. In "The Awkwardness", Gumball wants to buy ketchup for a hot dog before running into Hot Dog Guys many other times in the episode. In "the Nest" he is seemingly eaten by the carnivorous baby turtles.

Elmore Junior High staff[edit]

Principal Nigel Brown[edit]

Principal Nigel Brown (voiced by Lewis MacLeod, season 1; Steve Furst, season 2 onward) is a furry slug who is Elmore Junior High's principal and Miss Simian's love interest. His Cartoon Network biography states that their romance has been detrimental to his profession, leaving him incapable of properly running Elmore Junior High.[65] In "The Fraud", it is revealed that Principal Brown has worked as a principal for 20 years with a fake diploma.[66]

Ms. Lucy Simian[edit]

Ms. Lucy Simian (voiced by Lewis MacLeod, season 1; Hugo Harrison, season 2 onward) is a baboon and the sadistic teacher of Gumball and Darwin's class as well as a major antagonist. She takes great pleasure in giving her students pop quizzes and being generally unpleasant, and as such is widely reviled by the entire school body, save for Principal Brown, her love interest. She has a generally antagonistic relationship with Gumball, often suspecting him of being nothing but a troublemaker, but once faked friendship with the Wattersons in order to win a teacher's appreciation award, and offered a genuine apology to Gumball and Darwin for her rash judgement against them in "The Apology".

Mr. Steve Small[edit]

Mr. Steve Small (voiced by Lewis MacLeod, season 1; Adam Long, season 2 onward) is the Elmore Junior High guidance counselor, a cloud man who is interested in New Age culture and possesses hippie-like qualities in terms of appearance and behavior. Mr. Small's eccentric and unconventional teaching methods are usually more confusing to the children than helpful, and despite his good intentions they often leave his office confused and not any better, if not worse from the time they entered.[67] It is revealed in the episode "The Fraud" that he is not a U.S. citizen, though it is unclear if he was merely born elsewhere or renounced his citizenship. He also mentions he lost his love Janice, which in the episode "The Void," is revealed to be a purple van that runs on "good vibes."

Rocky Robinson[edit]

Rockwell "Rocky" Robinson (voiced by Lewis MacLeod, season 1; Hugo Harrison, season 2, Simon Lipkin, season 3 onwards ) is an orange, fuzzy Muppet-like character who performs various odd jobs around Elmore Junior High, mostly as the janitor, but also as a cafeteria worker, a school bus driver, and, in "The Curse", the clerk at the lost and found office. He is the son of Gaylord and Margaret Robinson, the Wattersons' next-door neighbors, and is generally good-natured and gets along with the children well.

Coach Russo[edit]

The Elmore Junior High P.E. coach Russo (voiced by Dan Russell) is a large, pink 3-dimensional cube who is Jamie's mother. The newest member of the faculty, she works to ensure that all of the students are fit like her daughter. She makes her debut appearance in "The Coach" and speaks in a consistently deadpan tone, never showing emotion facially or in her speech.[56]

Other characters[edit]

Mr. and Mrs. Robinson[edit]

Gaylord and Margaret Robinson (voiced by Rupert Degas and Teresa Gallagher, season 1; Stefan Ashton Frank and Teresa Gallagher, season 2 onward) are the Wattersons' stuck-up, grouchy next door neighbors, and Rocky's parents. They are grey Muppet-like characters and hate their neighbors with a passion. Gaylord deeply despises Gumball and Darwin for annoying him all the time; the boys, however, look up to him as their idol. Margaret never speaks, only vocalizing through hoarse whispers. Their constant bickering is a focal point of their relationship, though they actually enjoy doing so. Gaylord owns a prized 1970 Cadillac Coupe de Ville Convertible which often ends up getting damaged by the Wattersons, much to his annoyance.

Larry Needlemeyer[edit]

Laurence "Larry" Needlemeyer (voiced by Kerry Shale) is a rock man who works at almost every establishment in Elmore, including the grocery store, the gas station convenience store and the DVD rental shop amongst other places. He had previously been known as "Lazy Larry", the laziest person in Elmore, until he lost his title to Richard in the summer of 1983 and subsequently morphed into a hard worker.[11] Larry was generally distrusting of the Wattersons, as they often get him into trouble at his various occupations until "The Pizza". It was revealed that he works everywhere just to pay the damages the Wattersons created that involves him.

Marvin Finklehimer[edit]

Marvin Finklehimer (voiced by Dan Russell) is an red humanoid who lives at the local retirement home. In the episode "The Watch", he feuds with Gumball and Darwin over possession of a gold watch, an heirloom which the Wattersons and Finklehimers have feuded over for several generations. Towards the end of the episode, the two sides chase each other to claim the watch and cash it in for its $700 value. Marvin is eaten by the Evil Turtle in "the Nest", though he reappears unharmed in later episodes.

Doughnut Sheriff[edit]

Doughnut Sheriff (voiced by Lewis MacLeod, season 1, Dan Russell, season 2 onwards) is a pink-frosted doughnut who, as his name suggests, is an officer in Elmore's police force. He is rather oblivious and has displayed incompetency on the job, often finding himself involved in the Watterson's antics. In the episode "The Car",his name is "Ergo".

Sal Left Thumb[edit]

Sal Left Thumb (voiced by Kerry Shale) is one of Elmore's most wanted criminals, a walking fingerprint whose weapon of choice is a rusty spoon. He is often seen robbing the local convenience store, and in "The Spoon" Gumball and Darwin become unwitting accomplices in one of his crimes.

Felicity and Billy Parham[edit]

Felicity Parham is an orange background character on the show along with her Blue son Billy (as shown in "The Extras). Billy appears to be an intelligent boy who usually just asks his mother random questions about life. After Season 3, he gained more of an active role and was rejected from Anais Watterson's heart. So, he then became a big mouthed, smart aleck-like individual.

Mr. Rex[edit]

Mr. Rex is Tina Rex's father. He loves to eat invaders at home. He fought with Nicole when she tried to speak with him about the fight that Tina had with Gumball, leaving his ultimate fate currently unknown, although it's likely that he is still unharmed. His true appearance was originally written for be shown in the episode "The Rex", but this episode was ultimately cancelled and not produced, but later his true appearance is revealed in "The Routine", where he fought Richard while getting mayonnaise.[68]

Minor characters[edit]

Carlton and Troy[edit]

Two teenage human boys from Richwood High that first appeared in "The Sweaters", where they taunted Gumball and Darwin. Carlton later appears in "The Society" in a mascot costume and was kidnaped by Gumball.

Chi Chi and Ribbit[edit]

A goat and frog pair who mimic Gumball and Darwin in "The Copycats".

Kenneth[edit]

A monstrous blob monster created by gross stuff.

Harold Wilson[edit]

Harold is the father of Tobias Wilson. He seems to have been making fun of Richard Watterson ever since he played a prank on him in high school, as seen in "The Cycle". Harold apologizes for making fun of Richard to him in "The Cycle". Harold's second wife is Jazelle.

Patrick Fitzgerald[edit]

Penny's stern father.

Cupcake Woman[edit]

A cupcake who works as a bureaucrat, a job she greatly detests, and rarely smiles.

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