List of The Powerpuff Girls characters

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This is a list of characters that appeared on the American animated television series The Powerpuff Girls on the Cartoon Network. All of the characters on this list appear more than once in the series, and contribute to the episode plotlines. The titular Powerpuff girls are named Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, and also appear in the series' 2016 reboot and in Powerpuff Girls Z. TV Guide chose the Powerpuff Girls as No. 13 in a list of the 50 Greatest cartoon characters of all time.[1]

In June 1991, Craig McCracken, a student of animation program of CalArts,[2] initially created a drawing of three girls on a small sheet of orange construction paper as a birthday card design for his brother.[3][2][4] The following year he included the two girls as the main characters of his short film Whoopass Stew! The Whoopass Girls in: A Sticky Situation.[5] Which was intended to be part one of four Whoopass Girls shorts, but only one came to be.[2][5][6] McCracken felt that he wanted to make a superhero student film but felt that the muscular guy standard was already played out. Then after drawing the three little girls he started imagining them in superhero situations.[3] McCracken's Whoopass Girls short was picked up for a series by Cartoon Network in 1993. Although the name Whoopass had to be dropped for the channel to include it in the What a Cartoon! showcase. Instead they were renamed Powerpuff. The Powerpuff Girls then appeared in two What a Cartoon! shorts and later had their own series.[2][7]

The Powerpuff Girls[edit]

The Powerpuff Girls
The Powerpuff Girls characters
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The Powerpuff Girls: Bubbles (left), Blossom (middle), and Buttercup (right)
First appearanceWhoopass Stew: "A Sticky Situation!" (original series)
"Escape from Monster Island" (reboot)
Last appearance"The Powerpuff Girls Rule!!!"
"Powerpuff Girls Special: Dance Pantsed" (final specials of the original series)
Created byCraig McCracken
Voiced by
Information
SpeciesAtificially-created Humans
GenderFemale
FamilyProfessor Utonium (creator, father)
Bunny (later created sister (original series))
Blisstina Utonium (creative older sister (reboot))

As depicted in the opening sequence of each episode, the Powerpuff Girls, Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, were created by Professor Utonium in an attempt to create the "perfect little girl" using a mixture of "sugar, spice, and everything nice" (shown in respective fields of light blue, light green, and pink). However, he accidentally spilled a mysterious substance called "Chemical X" into the mixture, creating, instead of the "perfect little girl", three girls (each possessing one of the above elements dominating her personality), and granting all three superpowers including flight, superhuman strength, super speed, limited invulnerability, x-ray vision, super senses, heat vision, and energy projection. In the original pilot, the accidental substance was a can of "Whoopass", which was replaced by "Chemical X" in the aired version.[8]

The three girls all have oval-shaped heads, abnormally large eyes (inspired by Margaret Keane's art[9]), stubby arms and legs, and lack noses, ears, fingers, necks, and flat feet with toes (McCracken preferred them to look more symbolic of actual girls rather than going for a "realistic" look, meaning fewer body parts were needed[10]). They wear dresses that match the colors of their eyes with black stripes, as well as white tights and black Mary Janes.

Blossom[edit]

Blossom (voiced by Jennifer Fried in the Whoopass Stew pilot, Cathy Cavadini in the What a Cartoon! episodes and the series and Maria Darling in the British dub) is the tactician and self-proclaimed leader of the Powerpuff Girls. Her personality ingredient is "everything nice", her signature color is pink, sometimes known as red, and she has long orange hair with a red bow. She was named for having spoken freely and honestly to the Professor shortly after her creation as shown in The Powerpuff Girls Movie. She is often seen as the most level-headed, intelligent, and composed member of the group and also strong and determined. She is also a master strategist and apt planner.[11] Her unique power is freezing objects with her breath as seen in the episode "Ice Sore".

In Powerpuff Girls Z the anime version of Blossom is named Momoko Akatsutsumi (赤堤 ももこ, Akatsumi Momoko) / Hyper Blossom (ハイパー・ブロッサム Haipā Burossamu) in the original Japanese version while being called Blossom in the English dubbed version. She is depicted as the first member of the Powerpuff Girls Z. She uses a yo-yo as her signature weapon, but she can use her bow as a weapon if she doesn't have her yo-yo. Like the original, she's the self-proclaimed leader of the team. However, she is extremely ditzy, a bit boy-crazy, given to crushes and romantic fantasies. She is very familiar with the mahou shojo genre, along with some typical anime/super sentai concepts and is regarded as a "hero maniac" in school, especially by Buttercup. Blossom also has a strong appetite for sugary foods. Blossom was the first to encounter Mojo Jojo at the park after buying candy. If she doesn't eat sweets for a long time she can get very cranky. But she is getting used to it. Although often distracted and has been known to whine, Blossom tries her best to protect New Townsville, lead the girls, and help her friends regardless of her situation. (In one instance, when Blossom is unable to transform, she tries to fight alongside Bubbles and Buttercup wearing a sentai hero mask). Often she can be very clever and crafty when needed, usually being the first to come up with a plan to trick or defeat a monster that the girls are having trouble with. She has a younger sister named Kasey.

In the reboot, voiced by Amanda Leighton, the 2016 version of Blossom is once again depicted as the leader of the Team. Her appearance is similar to her original counterpart with the exception of her bow, which is more rounded. She loves organization and hates when things are messy and out of order. She has a perfect attendance record and is an overachiever. She can be stubborn at times, but still comes through. She also has ice breath like her 1998 counterpart. Her trail is bright pink with little squares. Her unique abilities are: Ice breath, genius-level intelligence, microscopic vision, natural leadership skills, and intuitive aptitude. She also can project bright pink energy and manipulate it into various household and office items; an ability her 1998 counterpart in the original show does not possess.

Bubbles[edit]

Bubbles (voiced by Tara Strong in the series, Emma Tate in the British dub, and by Kath Soucie in the What a Cartoon! episodes) is the cute and sensitive one. Her personality ingredient is "sugar", her signature color is sky blue, and she has blonde hair in pigtails. She was named for her "bubbly" personality. Bubbles is seen as kind and very sweet but she is also capable of extreme rage and can fight monsters just as well as her sisters can. Her best friend is a stuffed octopus doll she calls "Octi", and she also loves animals. She exhibits the ability to both understand multiple languages and communicate with various animals (squirrels, cats, monsters), and her unique power is emitting supersonic waves with her voice. [11]

In Powerpuff Girls Z the anime version of Bubbles is named as Miyako Gōtokuji (豪徳寺 みやこ Gōtokuji Miyako) / Rolling Bubbles (ローリング・バブルス Rōringu Baburusu) in the original Japanese version while she is still named Bubbles in the English dubbed version. She is depicted as the second member of the Powerpuff Girls Z team who uses a bubble wand as her signature weapon. Compared to her original counterpart, who is known for being the most childish of the three, Bubbles is comparatively mature and often acts as the mediator in many situations and tries to calm her teammates down when in such situations. However, she is the ditziest member of the team, often appearing a bit clueless, and doesn't seem to understand her powers completely, along with a few other things. She is also very polite and always uses honorifics at the end of names and ends most of her sentences with "desu wa". She is more concerned with shopping, her appearance and her outfits, and perhaps because of this, she seems to be very popular among her male classmates. While she seems oblivious to the many boys that love her, she's already in love with a boy named Cody, a boy on whom she has had a crush ever since she was six years old. She retains her hairstyle during the reimagining, but her pigtails are slightly longer, and curl into ringlets. She also uses curlers (3 balls on each pigtail) when going to bed. Like her American counterpart Bubbles is a compassionate, gentle and innocent character, possessing a love for animals and her favorite doll, Octi (her American counterpart has the same octopus doll of the same name). She is represented by bubbles. Voiced by: Nami Miyahara (Japanese); Maryke Hendrikse (English)

In the reboot voiced by Kristen Li, the 2016 version of Bubbles has blonde hair and two pigtails just like her original counterpart, except with new blue hair ties and the pigtails being set slightly higher-up than previously. Bubbles is an animal lover like her 1998 counterpart and usually tries to save the day the nice way. Like her 1998 counterpart, she can be a bit naive but can also get angered very easily. When in bed she has Octi by her side. Her trail is blue with little circles. In "Viral Spiral", she is shown to have talent with computers and can even create and program her own video games which have become extremely popular among the children in Townsville, including her sisters. Her special abilities include: Animal telepathy, animal empathy, zoolingulism, sound manipulation, sonic waves, sonic blasts, vocal mimicry, hypnotic singing, and multilingualism. She also can project bright blue energy and manipulate it into various animals due her love for them; an ability her 1998 counterpart in the original show does not possess.

Buttercup[edit]

Buttercup (voiced by E. G. Daily in the What a Cartoon! episodes and the series and Jo Wyatt in the British dub) is the toughest of the three. Her personality ingredient is "spice", her signature color is lime green, and she has short black hair in a flip. She is a fun-loving tomboy who loves to get dirty, fights hard, and plays rough; she does not plan and is all action.[11] Buttercup is the only Powerpuff Girl without a unique super power (aside from being able to curl her tongue as shown in the episode "Nuthin' Special").[12] McCracken originally wanted to name the character "Bud" until a friend suggested the name Buttercup.[2] According to The Powerpuff Girls Movie, Buttercup really dislikes the name she was given.

In Powerpuff Girls Z the anime version of Buttercup is named as Kaoru Matsubara (松原 かおる Matsubara Kaoru) / Powered Buttercup (パワード・バターカップ Pawādo Batākappu) in the original Japanese version and is still just named Buttercup in the English dubbed version. She is depicted as the third and final member of the Powerpuff Girls Z who uses a giant mallet as her signature weapon. Like the original Buttercup, she is a tomboy and is the most easily enraged of the three. Buttercup is known at school for being the most athletic girl as she plays tennis, practices martial arts, and numerous other activities, and spends a great deal of time watching sports on television. She is especially good at soccer due to her strengthened determination after receiving new soccer cleats when she was younger. This may be part of the reason why she has so many fangirls, much to her dismay. She detests anything girly, particular skirts, which makes wearing the Powerpuff uniform a bit more awkward. She speaks with a hard and masculine edge and rarely uses honorifics when speaking. Buttercup lives with her parents and her two brothers, the father of which is a professional masked-wrestler. She is represented by stars. Voiced by: Machiko Kawana (Japanese); Kelly Metzger (English)

In the reboot voiced by Natalie Palamides, the 2016 version of Buttercup's appearance is almost exactly like her original counterpart except she has a cowlick on the back of her head. She is depicted as a tomboy who loves to get into action and likes to play sports, hanging out with boys and having fun like her 1998 counterpart, She has a fear of spiders like her 1998 counterpart as well. She has a temper that can usually get out of control. She is also the main archenemy of Manboy, who called her "princess", which she hates the most, Blossom and Bubbles attempt to stop her. Her trail is green with little triangles. Unlike her two sisters, she does not possesses any special abilities of her own. However, she, like her sisters, can project bright green energy and manipulate it into various weaponry; an ability her 1998 counterpart and her sisters in the original show does not possess. She also excels at mathematics in "Buttercup vs. Math".

Secondary characters[edit]

Professor Utonium[edit]

Professor Utonium (voiced by Tom Kane) is a scientist who works in his home in the suburbs of the City of Townsville, and the Powerpuff Girls' creator and father. A stereotypical scientist, his general attire is a white lab coat and black pants. The Professor once housed a chimpanzee named Jojo (later to become Mojo Jojo) as a lab assistant who proved to be reckless and destructive. While the Professor was stirring his perfect girl concoction, Jojo shoved him, causing him to accidentally break a flask 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 to the Powerpuff Girls. Although he apparently did not legally "adopt" the girls, everyone who addresses him calls him "their father" and they as "his daughters". The Professor can be strict, easily manipulated and overprotective at times, but still retains his caring fatherly image. In the episode "Keen for Keane", the girls set up Professor Utonium and their kindergarten teacher Ms. Keane on a date for Valentine's Day, resulting in the two temporarily becoming an item.

Mayor [edit]

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 elderly with a fringe of white hair around a bald scalp and a thick white mustache. He wears a monocle over his left eye and a small top hat that “floats” just above his head. The Mayor is rather dimwitted, but cares deeply about his city. He has a love for pickles, and is very childish at times. He sometimes calls the girls for very silly reasons, as seen in the episode "Bubblevicious" when he calls because of a traffic jam. The What a Cartoon! episode "Meat Fuzzy Lumpkins" featured a different Mayor who was younger and taller than the Mayor of the series.

Ms. Bellum [edit]

Ms. Sara Bellum (voiced by Jennifer Martin in the series) is the Mayor's secretary, who often handles issues that the Mayor cannot. She has long, curly red hair, wears a red dress and red high heel shoes for a secretary look. Her face is never fully shown onscreen, although The Powerpuff Girls Rule!!! revealed part of it. Running gags include other onscreen characters often finding her attractive, the camera focusing on her chest, and her face always being obscured. Her name is a pun on the word cerebellum presumably due to her intelligent and wise nature. She also proved to be a capable fighter, battling the villain Sedusa by herself when the girls were disabled. She appeared in one episode of the reboot before being written off due to female modifications.[13]

Ms. Keane[edit]

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, a red vest, brown pants, and has short black hair and light blue eyes. She is patient, wise, understanding, and protective of her students, making her a well-liked, motherly figure. She is also an animal lover, owning a ginger cat named Valentino, and the class pet hamster, Twiggy. Ms. Keane forbids any fighting in school, even if there is a crisis taking place within it; she convinces the girls that there are other ways to solve problems other than fighting as demonstrated in the episodes "Schoolhouse Rocked" and "Imaginary Fiend".

Narrator[edit]

Narrator (voiced by Tom Kenny in the series and Craig McCracken in Whoopass Stew and by Ernie Anderson in the What a Cartoon! episodes) is the enthusiastic but unseen narrator of the show. 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 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.

Talking Dog[edit]

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. When he stays with the girls he is shown to be blunt, abrasive and insulting, though his demeanor remains straightforward and earnest. He is frequently abused in almost every appearance he makes; as a running gag, no one ever seems to regard his pain and simply ignores him.

Mitch Mitchelson[edit]

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 various things and said whether they "rock" or not.

Villains[edit]

Mojo Jojo[edit]

Mojo Jojo (voiced by Roger L. Jackson) is a mad scientist anthropomorphic chimpanzee with great intelligence, who speaks with a Japanese accent in an overly redundant manner. As the main antagonist of the series and the Powerpuff Girls' arch-enemy, Mojo Jojo was Professor Utonium's reckless laboratory assistant, Jojo, before Professor Utonium created the Powerpuff Girls, the same accident that created the Girls gave Jojo his super-intelligence.[11] He has green skin, pink scleras, and wears a white glass dome-shaped helmet that covers his oversized, protruding brain. He wears white gloves and boots, a blue suit with a white belt, and a flowing purple cape. Despite his high intelligence, his plans often contain flaws that he overlooks, and he rarely has much success against the girls, as their superpowers are too much for his inventions. However, he is a master at manipulation and trickery, often fooling the girls into thinking he has changed despite their constant encounters. Mojo lives in an observatory atop a dormant volcano located in the middle of Townsville's municipal park.

Him[edit]

Him (voiced by Tom Kane) is a mysterious, sinister, and effeminate demon. His physical appearance is an amalgamation of sorts with lobster-like claws, red skin, pointed ears, a hooked nose, yellow/green eyes, a long curled beard, wearing makeup, a woman's red jacket and skirt, and black boots. His voice ranges from a high-pitched falsetto to a deep, booming basso profondo. Him's plans are usually psychological in nature, and often consist of manipulating events to either drive the Powerpuff Girls insane or drive wedges between them. Craig McCracken has stated that the character "Him" was inspired by the mannerisms of the Chief Blue Meanie in the 1968 film Yellow Submarine. Craig McCracken stated Him is his favorite villain.[14]

Fuzzy Lumpkins[edit]

Fuzzy Lumpkins[15] (voiced by Jim Cummings) is a pink Bigfoot-like hillbilly monster with a wide jaw, a green nose, two antennas on his head, big blue overalls, and brown boots, who commonly plays a banjo which he calls "Jo." He was the first villain introduced in the series, appearing in the pilot "Meat Fuzzy Lumkins," in which he turned the people of Townsville into meat after he lost in a jam contest. He speaks in a southern accent, and lives in the woods next to Townsville. Fuzzy has a limited intellectual capacity, and is not nearly so active and ambitious as most of the villains in the series. He usually limits himself to shooting anyone whom he finds trespassing on his property, though also prone to destructive fits of rage; when angry, Fuzzy turns dark red, grows claws, and his teeth become sharp fangs. Fuzzy (according to Professor Utonium's research) belongs to a race of "Lumpkins"; he has three siblings (Furry, Fluffy, and Hairy), three nephews (Buzzy, Wuzzy, and Scuzzy), and several dozen cousins who closely resemble him.

Princess Morbucks[edit]

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. Her hatred of the girls stems from her rebuffed attempt to become one of them. Her father is "Daddy" Morbucks, a large, rotund man whose face and head are always hidden from the viewer. He dotes on his daughter and usually indulges in her whims, but it is hinted that his patience is limited and Princess fears truly angering him. Thanks to him, Morbucks has access to virtually unlimited financial resources.

The Ganggreen Gang[edit]

The Ganggreen GangA are a gang of five teenage hoodlums who are green-skinned and unhealthy-looking. Not possessing any powers or exceptional abilities, the Gang is normally not too much of a threat to the girls, but have shown themselves to be very dangerous when motivated. They also delight in tormenting those weaker than themselves, especially children and the elderly. The Ganggreen Gang lives in an old shack located in Townsville's junkyard.

  • Ace (voiced by Jeff Bennett): A mean-spirited, opportunistic rogue. He sports a slick-back hairdo, a colored vest-jacket, a peach-fuzz mustache, a pair of shades, and also has fangs. As the Gang's leader and their smartest member, he is the instigator of most of their antisocial activities, and he does possess a certain charismatic charm that allows him to sweet-talk people who ought to know better, such as Ms. Keane in the episode "School House Rocked" and even Buttercup in the episode "Buttercrush". He speaks in a nasally Italian/New Yorker accent. In 2018, Ace temporarily became the replacement bassist of the virtual band Gorillaz while Murdoc Niccals was in prison.[16]
  • Snake (voiced by Tom Kenny in the series): A slippery character with a forked tongue, skinny body, and a hissing voice, Snake is the Gang's second-in-command, but this mostly makes him a yes-man to Ace. He does have a personality of his own, but it is usually silenced due to Ace punching him when he speaks out of line (or asks a foolish question). It is revealed in "School House Rocked" that his real name is Sanford D. Ingleberry.
  • Lil' Arturo (voiced by Tom Kenny and by Carlos Alazraqui in his first appearance): A malevolent Mexican midget boy, Lil' Arturo seems to take the most amusement from the Gang's activities. In the episode "School House Rocked" he carries around a switchblade-styled comb he calls "Maria", a treasured gift from his incarcerated father. He has a rather prominent underbite. His full name is Arturo de la Guerra, which is Spanish for "Arthur from the War". His small size allows him to sneak through cramped spaces and passages that the rest of the gang cannot reach.
  • Grubber (voiced by Jeff Bennett): A barefoot hunchback with untidy hair, grubby clothes, and protruding eyes. He also appears to be mostly mute, communicating instead through blowing a raspberry. He does, however, occasionally demonstrate unexpected talents, such as playing the violin, speaking eloquently or performing impersonations. When attending the girls' school for a short time, Grubber showed that he was able to horribly contort his body, making him briefly resemble a well-spoken and handsome-looking young man before snapping back to his normal self. His full name is Grubber J. Gribberish.
  • Big Billy (voiced by Jeff Bennett): A hulking, dimwitted colossus who acts as the Gang's muscle. Though he does at times display a childlike innocence, he mostly just does the bidding of his more savvy and vindictive friends. In the episode "School House Rocked", it is revealed that his real name is William W. Williams and that he is a cyclops, with his single eye hidden beneath his shaggy red hair. Although he rarely fares any better in combat against the girls than the rest of the gang, he has the muscular power to stop a speeding train from running down citizens from the track and tackle monsters to the ground with his bare hands. He is fiercely loyal to anyone he considers to be a friend, and briefly tried to help the Powerpuff Girls after they saved him from a train. However, his clumsiness and lack of intelligence made him more destructive as a hero than he was as a villain.

The Amoeba Boys[edit]

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 by accident.

  • Bossman: The leader and general spokesman of the Amoeba Boys. He wears a gray fedora.
  • Junior: The smallest one of the Amoeba Boys. He wears a black cap and usually repeats whatever Bossman says. In the episode Crime 101, he is named Tiny.
  • Slim: The tallest one of the Amoeba Boys. He wears a brown fedora and is even more incompetent and slow than the other amoebas. In the episode Crime 101, he is called Skinny Slim.

Sedusa[edit]

Sedusa (voiced by Jennifer Hale in the series) is a young, beautiful Gorgon-like mistress of disguise and seductress who uses her feminine wiles to influence men to do her bidding, such as Professor Utonium, the Mayor, and the Ganggreen Gang. When her identity is revealed, she typically doffs down to her leotard battle suit and fights with her prehensile hair. Her eyes also change color depending on her mood. When she is acting benevolent her eye color is green, but when she is angry, revealing her true villainous nature, her eyes turn red. Similar to Ms. Bellum, Sedusa is absent from the reboot due to female modifications.[13]

The Rowdyruff Boys[edit]

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" and toilet water in the Townsville Prison in the episode called "The Rowdyruff Boys". The Rowdyruff Boys are essentially violent bullies who have the same powers as the Powerpuff Girls, with their own techniques as well. They were ultimately destroyed when the girls kissed them. After being resurrected by Him in the episode "The Boys Are Back in Town", the Boys' hairstyles become noticeably spikier. The Boys wear long-sleeved shirts with a black stripe in each, black trousers and black, low-top sneakers with white laces and white soles.

  • Brick (voiced by Rob Paulsen in the series): Blossom's equivalent, he is the short-tempered self-proclaimed leader of the Rowdyruff Boys. He has an abrasive and rash attitude, which often causes conflict with his brothers. He wears a backwards red baseball cap compared to Blossom's bow. He also originally had bangs, which were replaced with long spiky hair when he was revived.
  • Boomer (also voiced by Paulsen in the series): Bubbles' equivalent, he is a loud-mouthed dunce, as opposed to Bubbles' naive sweetness, and has been known to like disgusting things. After his resurrection, Boomer is shown to be the least intelligent of the boys and he is often bullied and bossed around by his brothers. Boomer's hair parts in a curved fashion like Bubbles', but is longer and spiky on each end, in a wings haircut.
  • Butch (voiced by Roger L. Jackson in the series): Buttercup's equivalent. After his resurrection, Butch becomes more hyperactive and overly excited. Butch's hair is spiked upwards, abandoning his previous cowlick from his first appearance. He also shares Buttercup's small triangular hair parting.

Notes[edit]

A.^ The name of this group of villains is the "Ganggreen Gang" (not Gangreen) according to Cartoon Network's Powerpuff Girls characters page.[11]

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