Characters / Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z

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The Main Trio

    Momoko Akatsutsumi/Hyper Blossom 
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Voiced by: Emiri Katou (JP), Nicole Bouma (EN), Marta Ullod (Spain)

The first member and self proclaimed leader of the Powerpuff Girls Z squad. 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.

She transforms using the phrase "Hyper Blossom" and uses a yo-yo as a weapon.
  • Genius Ditz: Very ditzy and goofy, but she can come up with good plans at times and she's Genre Savvy about the mahou shojo genre.
  • Genki Girl: Ironically, because the original Blossom was nothing like this.
  • Genre Savvy: When she first meets Mojo Jojo, she figures out that he is a villain because of the dark aura surrounding him.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: Has a pink color motif, is very girly, and is a romantic, but is also a glutton who loves superheroes and comics.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a bow, like the original.
  • Jumped at the Call: She was very enthusiastic at the idea of using her new powers to fight crime.
  • Killer Yo-Yo: Her weapon of choice.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": She was a huge fan of television hero Hiro/Johnny Cosmo.
  • Leader Wannabe: She constantly wants to be acknowledged as the leader of the team, but nobody takes her seriously.
  • Love Freak: Goes completely nutty whenever she learns that her friends might have a love interest.
  • Otaku Surrogate: She's a girl and she loves comic books and superheroes.
  • Pink Heroine: She wears a pink dress, a pink belt, a pink waistcoat and pink-banded gloves in her Hyper Blossom form. Also, her eyes are pink, she wears a pink bow, and her name means "peach".
  • Pink Means Feminine: She wears a pink dress and she's very girly and romantic.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Even longer than her American counterpart.
  • Red Is Heroic: She has red hair and is a heroine.
  • Serial Romeo: She falls hard for every cute boy she sees.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Looks like her mom.
  • Sweet Tooth: She loves eating sweets.
  • Technicolor Eyes: They're colored pink.
  • Thinks Like a Romance Novel: She frequently thinks that she and every boy she falls in love with are meant to be.
  • Town Girls: The Neither to Bubbles' Femme and Buttercup's Butch.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Mr. Octopus Wiener (Octopus Sausage).

     Miyako Goutokuji/Rolling Bubbles 
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Voiced by: Nami Miyahara (JP), Maryke Hendrikse (EN), Berta Cortés (Spain)

The second member of the Powerpuff Girls Z team. Miyako/Bubbles is the ditziest member of the three, often appearing a bit clueless, and doesn't seem to understand her powers completely, along with a few other things. She is, however, more mature than the other girls in the team and will try to calm any situation, although she too can be angered when provoked. She is also very polite and always uses honorifics at the end of names. 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.

She transforms using the phrase "Rolling Bubbles" and uses a bubble wand as a weapon.

  • Action Fashionista: She's always concerned with shopping, her appearance and her outfits, and she's still a formidable fighter.
  • Badass Adorable: Just like the original, but more tough and oh so cute.
  • Balloon Belly: Shared with the trio in "The Way of the Noodle."
  • Beauty, Brains and Brawn: The Beauty, like always.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She may seem innocent and naive, but she is no less dangerous than the other two.
  • Big Fancy House: She lives in an ancestral Japanese house.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The Blonde.
  • Bubble Gun: She fights using a giant bubble wand.
  • The Chick: She is the most emotional and feminine girl of the team.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: She has had a crush on her childhood friend Takaaki for years, although she only met him once due to him being hospitalized.
  • The Cutie: Like before, she comes off as this because she is more innocent and naive than the others.
  • The Ditz: So much that it takes her a whole day to clean anything in her Big Fancy House halfway through!
  • Dub Name Change: Averted. In the English adaptation, she is known as "Bubbles" in both forms.
  • Dude Magnet: She is said to be the most popular girl in school and she even has a locker full of love letters and gifts.
  • The Fashionista: She loves her clothes.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: Trades places with Blossom as the Mage compared to her American counterpart.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She has pigtails.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Has an Octi stuffed toy that she adores just like her American counterpart.
  • Hair Decorations: She has a hair clip when she transforms.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: A kind, feminine and helpful girl with blonde hair.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: Bubbles initially uses her staff as a throwing weapon, until Blossom told her how to use it properly.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: With Octi in "It's All Because of Him."
  • Indifferent Beauty: Miyako is the most popular girl at her school and never stops receiving love confessions from boys, but she doesn't care about any of that and ignores all the attention she gets in favor of pining after her childhood crush.
  • The Ingenue: She is innocent and pure, but still every bit as tough as Blossom and Buttercup.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: She has blue eyes and is the most innocent of the three.
  • Magic Staff: She has one that creates bubbles of varying uses.
  • Mondegreen: Unless it's spelled out for them, a lot of Anglophonic viewers can't figure out the adjective before her name (in part because it makes no sense). A popular guess is "Boiling Bubbles" since that's what bubbles do.
  • Nice Girl: She tends to be very polite and friendly.
  • Ojou: She lives in a Big Fancy House, has impeccable manners and everyone respects her for her status and looks.
  • Ojou Ringlets: Her hair is a bit curlier than her American counterpart.
  • Pinky Swear: She made one with Takaaki, her childhood crush, promising that they would see each other again someday.
  • Raised by Grandparents: She lives with her grandmother because her parents live elsewhere.
  • Rescue Romance: She developed a crush on Takaaki after he defended her from a Gang of Bullies.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: She ignores all the boys at her school and rejects the thousands of love confessions she gets from them because she's still pining after her childhood crush Takaaki, even though she only met him once.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She developed a crush on Takaaki because he was the nicest and most sensitive boy she ever met. When she meets him again as a werewolf, she can recognize him because of his non-aggressive nature and how he goes out of his way to save children.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: She talks to animals.
  • Spoiled Sweet: She's often gotten what she wants, but she's still a nice and kindhearted person.
  • Squishy Wizard: She can create magic bubbles, but can still be vulnerable.
  • Suddenly Fluent in Gibberish: She shocks her teammates when she starts talking to puppies while they're trailing Him.
  • Swiss Army Tears: In Episode 36, her tears are what bring the corrupted Octi back to normal and defeat Him.
  • Town Girls: The Femme to Blossom's Neither and Buttercup's Butch.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Meatballs.
  • True Blue Femininity: She wears blue and tends to be the most feminine of the team.
  • Verbal Tic: "Desu wa" in the original dub. This only cements her status as a traditional Japanese girl.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Mature, calm, very polite and always uses honorifics at the end of names. Her Big Fancy Japanese House seals the deal.

     Kaoru Matsubara/Powered Buttercup 
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Voiced by: Machiko Kawana (JP), Kelly Metzger (EN), Joël Mulachs (Spain)

The third and final member of the Powerpuff Girls Z team. Like the original Buttercup, she is a tomboy and is the most easily enraged of the three. She 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 transforms using the phrase "Powered Buttercup" and uses a giant mallet as a weapon.

Supporting Characters

     Utonium Kitazawa 
Voiced by: Taiten Kusunoki (JP), Louis Chrillo (EN), Luis Grau (Spain)

The responsible for all those affected by the Chemical Z lights, especially the Powerpuff Girls Z. Professor Utonium was originally experimenting with the substance Chemical X and strove to find a way to change its chemical properties. Professor Utonium has created several inventions throughout the series; the most important one being his Chemical Z Particle Ray, which allows him to transform those affected by the rays back to normal (although it doesn't prevent recurring transformations nor is it able to work on all black ray victims).
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: The English dub of episodes where one of the girls has a love interest bowdlerizes his complaints about the girls falling in love so that he instead complains about irrelevant things when their crushes are brought up, such as being unable to get an invention to work or making a fuss about Blossom and his own son apparently forgetting his birthday even though his birthday isn't until next month. This censorship makes the Professor come off as this trope.
  • Dub Name Change: Professor Utonium
  • The Mentor: He explains to the girls that they got their powers from Chemical Z and sometimes even instructs them to bring in a Chemical Z-created villain so that he can return them to normal.
  • Overprotective Dad: He isn't the girls' father in this continuity, but he goes absolutely crazy when he hears they have a crush on someone.
  • The Professor: He is a scientific genius.
  • Team Dad: Even though the girls are not his daughters in the anime, he still treats them that way.

     Ken Kitazawa 
Voiced by: Makiko Ohmoto (JP), Cathy Weseluck (EN), Ariadna Jiménez (Spain)

A young boy genius, the 8 year-old son of Professor Utonium who is somewhat responsible for turning regular girls into the Powerpuff Girls Z and numerous other characters into villains using Chemical Z. He used it to blast a glacier in order to set the weather back to normal, but the impact resulted in the explosion of several lights, which affected all those who came in contact with it.

     Peach 
Voiced by: Tomoko Kaneda (JP), Matt Hill (EN - Ep. 1-37a), Simon Hill (EN - Ep.37b-52), Marina García (Spain)

Ken's pet robot dog. Poochi was also affected by a white Chemical Z ray, gaining the ability to talk, as well as a considerable boost in intelligence. Poochi's shout prompts the girls to transform either in person or through a long-distance communication device, although a modification to the girls' compacts allows them to transform on their own.
  • Balloon Belly: Episode 4
  • Dating Catwoman: In the second half of episode 27, he develops a crush on Princess's cat Sapphire.
  • Dub Name Change: In the English dub, he becomes Poochi.
  • Evil-Detecting Dog: As a result of being exposed to one of the white Chemical Z rays, he can see the dark auras of anyone who was exposed to the black Chemical Z rays.
  • No Biological Sex: It isn't the case in the English dub, but the second half of the 27th episode has him state that digital dogs are neither male nor female, though he feels like a male because he fell in love with Sapphire.
  • Robot Buddy: He and Ken get along well.
  • Robot Dog: He is a robot dog.
  • Team Pet: While able to talk, he is pretty much still a pet.

     Mayor Mayer 
Voiced by: Hideyuki Tanaka (JP), Alec Willows (EN), Claudi García (Spain)

The mayor of Tokyo City (New Townsville in the English dub). He seems to worry quite a lot when the girls are fighting, and wishes that they could cause a little less damage.

     Miss Sara Bellum 
Voiced by: Youko Kawanami (JP), Nicole Oliver (EN), Gemma Ibáñez (Spain)

Mayor Mayer's assistant.

     Miss Keane 
Voiced by: Tomoko Akiya (JP), Tabitha St. Germain (EN), Ariadna de Guzmán (Spain)

The girls' teacher.

Monsters

     Mojo Jojo 
Voiced by: Masashi Ebara (JP), Michael Dobson (EN), Javier Viñas (Spain)

The most frequently recurring villain in the series. He was an ordinary zoo monkey who was made fun of by people and decided to seek revenge on humanity after the ray from Chemical Z made him intelligent.
  • Adaptational Comic Relief: Mojo Jojo was originally portrayed as one of the toughest rivals of the powerpuff girls. In this series, he's just a harmless goofball.
  • Adaptation Species Change: The original Mojo Jojo was a chimpanzee, this version is a macaque.
  • Adaptational Wimp: At least nowhere near as competent or threatening as his original portrayal.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: He's much more innefectually sympathetic compared to the original Mojo Jojo we all know and love, who is very dominant and competent.
  • Arch-Enemy: Or at least the most persistent enemy.
  • Badass Normal: Though, downplayed compared to his counterpart in the original series, he's still very good at holding his own against the Girls..
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Unlike in the original franchise, he wants to be the city's greatest villain, but is ways off.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Of course!
  • Evil Is Hammy: As is to be expected of him.
  • Evil Is Petty: He's willing to go into rampages over something as trivial as ordering a burger and a side of fries and being one french fry short.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Is much more inept and hapless than his original counterpart.
  • Laughably Evil: Due to being more incompetent than his American counterpart, he tends to be a major source of humor.
  • Sweet Tooth: He loves his sweets.
  • Verbal Tic: "Mojo!", in place of his original speech patterns that could not be replicated in Japanese for obvious reasosns.

     Fuzzy Lumpkins 
Voiced by: Shiro Saito (JP), Scott McNeil (EN), Alberto Mieza (Spain)

After the explosion of the Chemical Z ray, one of the black lights landed in the forest, creating the monster Fuzzy Lumpkins. This rendition of Fuzzy is as rude and destructive as the original, but is nice enough to help an old man or sign an autograph for a fan who likes his banjo playing, that is before going on a rampage. He has a crush on Ms. Sara Bellum.
  • Adapted Out: He does not appear in the manga adaptation.
  • Affably Evil: When he's not rampaging and causing mayhem, he can be quite friendly.
  • The Brute: He's very big and aggressive.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: In his debut, he is eventually defeated when distracted by his attraction to Ms. Bellum.
  • Mysterious Past: While the original Japanese version refers to Fuzzy as "someone", suggesting that he used to be a person, the English dub makes Fuzzy's origins even more obscure by referring to him as "something or someone", making it possible that he may have been an animal before his transformation. Either way, we never know what Fuzzy was like before his exposure to the black light.
  • The Juggernaut: The girls had a hard time beating him head on.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: When the Powerpuff Girls scolded a man for dumping garbage in Fuzzy's forest in the second half of episode 41, the pink hairy hillbilly still attacked the girls because he didn't like them saving the man's life.
  • Verbal Tic: He often ends his statements with "tte mon da" in the original Japanese version.
  • Villainous Crush: He has an attraction towards Ms. Sara Bellum.
  • Was Once a Man: An uncertain example. The English dub makes it unknown who or what Fuzzy Lumpkins was before he became a pink hairy monster, but the Japanese version at least implies that he may have been a person.

     Himeko Shirogane/Princess 
Voiced by: Chigusa Ikeda (JP), Kelly Sheridan (EN), Geni Rey (Spain)

A bratty rich kid in the girls' class who is hit by the black Chemical Z rays. Her powers are used based on her wants to be recognized by people. Once she is back to normal however, she does not recall any events that occurred while she was evil.
  • Adaptational Heroism: She's still definitely a Spoiled Brat and a Jerkass just like the original Princess Morbucks, but it's toned down in comparison to the one from the original series. Her jackassery has some roots in being overshadowed by her sister all her life and not having any friends growing up, and she eventually befriends the girls. Her role as a villain is also largely due to the black Chemical Z rays; she doesn't even remember anything that happens while she's evil.
  • Afro Asskicker: As Princess.
  • Alpha Bitch: She's the arrogant and mean popular rich girl who thinks she's better than everyone and has a posse that supports it. Though she's usually more indifferent and concerned with self-aggrandizing than actively being nasty to others.
  • Attention Whore: She feels she has to be the center of attention.
  • Big Fancy House: 'Cause her family is rich.
  • Big Sister Worship: While she finds it annoying to be put her in her older sister's shadow by her parents, Himeko does love her sister very much and looks up to her.
  • Dark Magical Girl: As Princess, she causes trouble and becomes an enemy of the Powerpuff Girls Z because she strives for the attention denied to her by her parents in favor of her older sister.
  • Driven by Envy: Of both her sister and the Powerpuff Girls Z.
  • Dub Name Change: Princess Morbucks.
  • Evil Redhead: As Princess.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: The family trademark are star shapes in their eyes.
  • Freudian Excuse: Her parents are neglectful and set high standards for her by constantly comparing her to her sister.
  • Glass Cannon: Unless something's powering her up, Princess nearly always either gets knocked out in one hit or faints the moment the girls catch her. The problem is usually getting past her crazy weapons.
  • Harmless Villain: Not necessarily because she can't put up fight (though see Glass Cannon above), but because she rarely does anything actually dangerous. Usually she just parades around town trying to get people to pay attention to her, more a threat to people's sleep than anything. Although, in her first appearance she did set a giant robot loose on the city...
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Aside from her sister, she never had any friends until the girls.
  • Mega Twintails: As her normal self.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: Does this very often, especially when transforming into Princess.
  • Ojou: She wants to be this.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Her hair turns really red as her evil self.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Of course.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Miyako/Bubbles and Kaoru/Buttercup just ignore her, but Momoko/Blossom is constantly getting into squabbles with her due to her Alpha-Bitchiness. Toward the very end of the series, where her relationship with Blossom has evolved to the point of Foe Yay (ex: episode 43.)
  • Spoiled Brat: Naturally, though part of it is a desperate plea for attention.
  • Successful Sibling Syndrome: Her big sister is ridiculously perfect at everything, so Himeko is always striving to live up to her big sister and hates to be compared to her by her parents. That doesn't mean she and her sister aren't close, though.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: As Princess.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Her evil transformation.
  • Tiny Tyrannical Girl: Amongst her peers.
  • Transformation Sequence: Around episode 16, she gains her own transformation sequence similar to that of the girls.
  • The Unfavourite: Her parents do love her, but they always put her in her older sister's shadow nonetheless.
  • Youthful Freckles: Same as her original counterpart.

     Sapphire 
Voiced by: Sawa Ishige (JP), Tabitha St. Germain (EN)

Himeko/Princess' cat. She was hit by the black light along with her owner. Since then, Sapphire is able to activate her master's transformation by screeching whenever Princess accidentally harms Sapphire's tail (similar to Poochi's activation of the girls' transformation).
  • Cats Are Mean: Doesn't seem to have a lot of scruples.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Peach. While Peach makes the Powerpuff Girls change by shouting "Powerpuff Girls Z da wan" ("Powerpuff Girls, we need you" in the dub), Sapphire's screech is what causes Himeko/Princess to transform into her Super-Powered Evil Side.
  • Right-Hand Cat: She is Himeko's pet.
  • The Vamp: The reason varies (she did it For the Evulz in the Japanese version, while the English dub had her try to get him to reveal the Powerpuff Girls' secrets), but the second half of the 27th episode had her attempt to seduce Peach/Poochi.

     Amoeba Boys 
Voiced by: Minoru Inaba, Naoki Tatsuta, Sakiko Uran (JP), Richard Ian Cox, Brian Drummond, Tabitha St. Germain (EN)

A group of amoeba brought to life by the black Chemical Z rays. Their members are Silk Hat (Top Hat in the dub), Poncho and Lady (Violet in the dub).

     Sakurako Kintoki/Sedusa 
Voiced by: Rumi Shishido (JP), Rebecca Shoichet (EN), Silvia Castelló (Spain)

A quiet girl who runs a sweets store. She has a crush on a boy named Souichirou and it is her jealousy over the thought that he likes Miss Bellum what leads her to be hit by the black lights, transforming her into Sedusa whenever she puts on some lipstick.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Here, Sedusa is a genuinely nice girl who just happens to have a Superpowered Evil Side.
  • Adapted Out: She is not present in the short-lived manga adaptation.
  • Be a Whore to Get Your Man: Deconstructed. Sakurako, being under the wrong impression that her crush Souichirou is attracted to Miss Bellum, comes to believe she needs to change herself to be more sexy to gain Souichirou's attention. This misguided belief is what gave birth to Sakurako's Superpowered Evil Side Sedusa, which is the embodiment of the type of woman Sakurako thinks she needs to be if she wants to get Souichirou. Souichirou, however, likes the modest and shy Sakurako better than Sedusa.
  • Cherry Blossom Girl: Her name is a variation on Sakura and she is associated with flowers and love.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Goes ballistic whenever she thinks that Souichirou is seeing someone else. As Sedusa, this is turned Up to Eleven.
  • Dark Magical Girl: Sakurako is a good person at heart, but her fear of losing her boyfriend's love causes her to transform into Sedusa and cause trouble to get Souichirou's attention.
  • Desperately Craves Affection: Even though her boyfriend clearly loves her, Sakurako is extremely insecure about their relationship and feels the need for any kind of reassurance that she's loved the way she is at every turn.
  • Dub Name Change: Her human self is called Annie in the English dub.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Sedusa is a villain with black hair and chalk-white skin.
  • Girlish Pigtails: In her normal form.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She became Sedusa indirectly because she was jealous of Ms. Bellum having a more appealing figure than hers.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: When she isn't Sedusa, she is actually a decent person.
  • I Am Not Pretty: She did not think that she looked pretty before she became Sedusa.
  • I Just Want to Be Beautiful: She fears she's not attractive enough to keep Souichirou's attention, so she often tries to make herself look prettier with make up which activates her transformation into Sedusa.
  • Imaginary Love Triangle: She at first thinks Souichirou is in love with Ms. Bellum. He actually has been in love with Sakurako all along, but is too shy to tell her.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: In Sedusa form, her breasts are larger and her waist is smaller.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Even after Souichirou confesses he loves her and not Miss Bellum, she tends to feel insecure about their relationship because she still thinks she's not pretty enough and other things.
  • Master of Disguise: Sedusa can make herself look like anyone with makeup, including their physical appearance. In her first appearance she disguises herself as Bubbles and Buttercup, both of whom are much shorter than her.
  • Meganekko: She wears glasses in her normal form.
  • Ms. Fanservice: As Sedusa, complete with Impossible Hourglass Figure and Of Corsets Sexy.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: No matter what Sedusa does, Souichirou doesn't so much as show an inkling in interest in her.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: As Sedusa, her hair covers half of her face.
  • Prehensile Hair: She is able to use her hair to grab things and fight like her counterpart from the original series in one episode. She never uses the ability again, though.
  • Sexier Alter Ego: Sedusa.
  • Shrinking Violet: She is very shy and has a lot of insecurities regarding her appearance and love life.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Sedusa.
  • That Woman Is Dead: Unlike Princess (who doesn't seem aware she's different when she changes), Sedusa doesn't identify as Sakurako and thinks she's better than her, so she really hates to be called by that name. Souichirou pointing out that he cares about her because she's also Sakurako is such a Logic Bomb to her that it makes her pass out.
  • Twice Shy: With Souichirou.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifter: Sedusa, whenever she wears make-up. She just needs to wipe it out to turn back into Sedusa.
  • Yandere: Sedusa towards Souichirou. All of her crimes are actually attempts to impress him by stealing pretty things or taking other people's appearances to make him jealous, though she's rarely violent or tries to force him to love her.
  • Youthful Freckles: Has them in her normal form.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Sedusa.

     Gangreen Gang 
Voiced by: Mitsuaki Madono, Kouki Miyata, Keiko Yamamoto, Koichi Tochika, Toshiharu Sakurai (JP), Andrew Francis, Tabitha St. Germain, Maryke Hendrikse, Peter New, Richard Ian Cox (EN)

A nasty group of trouble makers, made up of Ace, Snake, Lil Arturo, Grubber, and Big Billy.
  • Adapted Out: They are nowhere to be seen in the manga version.
  • Dub Name Change: In the English dub, Snake is named Ivy. The rest of the gang keep their names in the dub until the 35th episode, where Ace is now called Bobby Green, Big Billy's name is changed to Big Boy, Grubber is called Lunk, and Lil Arturo's name is changed to Weevil.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Lil Arturo/Weevil looks and sounds effeminate in both the Japanese version and the dub, but both are still boys. Snake also looks feminine, but actually is a girl in the English dub.
  • 5 Bad Band
  • Glamour Failure: No matter who Grubber/Lunk makes himself look like, he'll still have green skin and his tongue hanging out.
  • She's a Man in Japan: Snake was changed to a girl named Ivy in the dub.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The dub version has Snake/Ivy taking this position.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Every member of the Gangreen Gang looks like their parents. In particular, Ace/Bobby has his father's face and his mother's hair.
  • Super Speed: Lil Arturo/Weevil is very fast.
  • Super Strength: Big Billy/Big Boy.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Grubber/Lunk can make himself look like anyone.

     Rowdyruff Boys 
Voiced by: Reiko Kiuchi, Touko Aoyama, Yukiko Tamaki (JP), Alberto Ghisi, Aidan Drummond, Kathleen Barr (EN)

Brick, Boomer and Butch are created by Mojo based on the DNA found on the girls' personal items. These items form the basis of the Rowdyruff's weapons. Brick's weapon is actually Blossom's heart twisty straw, which he uses to shoot spits balls at the girls, Boomer's weapon is Bubbles' used cotton swab, which he uses to hurl his own ear wax at opponents, and Butch's weapon is Buttercup's smelly gym sock, which he would throw to attack opponents with bad smells.
  • Adapted Out: None of them appear in the manga adaptation.
  • Artificial Human: While the Powerpuff Girls of this continuity are three unrelated 13-year-old girls who gained their powers after exposure to the white Chemical Z rays, the Rowdyruff Boys have an origin closer to their American counterparts, as they are once again male clones of the girls created by Mojo Jojo, the difference being that this time the ingredients Mojo uses are Blossom's heart-shaped straw, Bubbles' cotton swab, and Buttercup's sock instead of snips, snails, and puppy dog tails.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Gender inverted.
  • Girls Have Cooties: They have an aversion towards being touched by the girls and initial reluctance in stealing their clothes in their second appearance for this reason.
  • Evil Counterpart: Like their American counterparts, they are male versions of the Powerpuff Girls who are also evil.
  • Evil Redhead: Brick has red hair.
  • Fartillery: In the dub version, the scene where they mooned the girls was changed so that it looked like they farted while turned around instead. They also publicly humiliate the girls in their second appearance when they stink up the place while disguised as the girls by farting.
  • Jerkasses: They are not nice at all. In their debut, they were even shown to be as mean and rude to Mojo Jojo as they are to the girls.
  • Nice Hat: Brick wears a baseball cap.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Butch has some of his hair cover one of his eyes.
  • Spear Counterpart: Male versions of the Powerpuff Girls.
  • Youthful Freckles: Boomer.

     Him 
Voiced by: Ryusei Nakao (JP), Mark Oliver (EN), Eduardo Muntada (Spain)

The most powerful enemy of the series, and it is safe to say that he is the main antagonist. Him is a demon, nothing more and nothing less than chaos itself. His biggest weakness is the cold. It is known that he released a strange dust that was responsible for producing some villains.
  • Adapted Out: He never appears in the short-lived manga adaptation, which is rather glaring considering that the anime establishes him as the main antagonist and the reason the black Z rays created the Powerpuff Girls' enemies and the other monsters they face.
  • Ambiguously Gay: A bit less of a drag queen than his original self, but still very much this.
  • And I Must Scream: His final fate is having his conscience trapped inside a cloud of white Z rays, which was then hurled into space.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: He accomplishes this twice.
    • In his first episode, he sends a mummy to find white energy so that the seals keeping him inside his prison can be destroyed. He succeeds by the end of the episode, though he doesn't act on his freedom immediately because he finds the outside world too cold and opts to wait for the weather to get warmer.
    • In the first half of the 43rd episode, he manages to send the girls on a wild goose chase by making it look like he is threatening Professor Utonium, Ken, and Poochi. By the time the girls find out that Utonium, Ken, and Peach only got terrible haircuts and were not in danger, Him escapes and gets to enjoy teatime using the items he told the girls to get for him.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Yes, he's an Ambiguously Gay goofball who hates the cold. He's also based on a guy who is the Powerpuff equivalent of Satan.
  • Big Bad: Is behind the evil force that creates the villains the girls fight.
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: He has red hair and his skin is tan.
  • Evil Redhead: He has red hair and like his American counterpart is essentially the devil.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He takes the girls' weapons in the 46th episode and attempts to use them to kill the girls while showing the weapons' full capabilities, but this results in the girls finding out how to make their attacks stronger, thereby enabling them to successfully inflict a Curb-Stomp Battle on Him.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: HIM.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: As is the case with his American counterpart, he wears red and black and is a villain.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: In ancient times, Him was dedicated to bring about the destruction of a small town, however, was defeated by the Goodenough Girls who took advantage of Him's weakness (cold) to lock him up and take part of their evil and save the mountains. But when Ken ended up destroying that mountain (below) Z-rays were scattered all around New Townsville, and consequently, over producing and giving birth to the many villains in the city. And a black Z lightning struck Him and woke him.
  • Sissy Villain: It's Ryusei Nakao. Of course he's this.
  • Villainous Crossdresser: He regularly dresses almost ballerina-like.
  • Villainous Harlequin: As opposed to his devil design from the original show.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Like his American counterpart, he has very high leg stockings.

     Michel/Great Michel 
Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (JP), Paul Dobson (EN)

An effeminate hairdresser with strange tastes in hair. While pulling the string on his teddy bear, it got hit by black Z-Rays and gave him the power to hypnotize the customers to accept his eccentric hairstyle. He only changes when he pulls the string on his teddy bear.

     Takaaki Ayagai 
Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio (JP), Paul Dobson (beast form), Kathleen Barr (human form) (EN)

A young boy who has spent most of his life in a hospital with an illness and Miyako/Bubbles' childhood friend and crush. When he is hit by the dark light, he transforms into a werewolf-like monster and escapes, though does not attempt to harm others. He is also notably the only antagonist exclusive to the anime to appear in the short-lived manga adaptation.
  • Anti-Villain: Even when changed into a monster, he only becomes violent when the girls attack him and otherwise actually takes the time to save children.
  • Disabled Love Interest: To Miyako. She couldn't see him again for many years because he was hospitalized, but she never stopped pining after him.
  • Dub Name Change: Cody.
  • First Love: To Miyako/Bubbles.
  • Forgotten Friend, New Foe: After waiting years to see him again, Miyako/Bubbles meets him as a monster she must defeat. Once she realizes who he is, she refuses to fight him and keeps the other girls from attacking him.
  • Freudian Excuse: He became very bitter because of all the years he had to spend in the hospital.
  • Ill Boy: He spent years in the hospital because he was sick. This is averted in the English dub, where he ended up in the hospital more recently because he broke his ankle, though the dub of his second appearance forgets about it and follows his condition in the Japanese version.
  • Pinky Swear: With Miyako/Bubbles, agreeing that they would meet again someday after they first met.
  • Wing Pull: In his second appearance, his monster form gains wings near the end of the episode.
  • Wolf Man: A human boy made into a werewolf creature.

     Camera Monster/Negatron 
Voiced by: Peter New (EN)

He used to be a camera that made black-and-white photographs until the mayor threw him in the trash. Afterwards, he was exposed to a black Chemical Z ray and became a monster who later used flashes to steal the color from parts of people's bodies.

     Noodler/Noodlehead 
Voiced by: Richard Ian Cox (EN)

A bowl of noodles who came to life over outrage of people disrespecting the way the chef who made him makes ramen.
  • Calling Your Attacks: He attacks using noodle-related foodstuffs and shouts their names in accordance.
  • The Cameo: He appears on the ship that Napolitan gets on at the end of the first half of episode 33.
  • Dub Name Change: Noodlehead.
  • Heel Realization: He sees the error of his ways at the end of the episode and decides to stop forcing people to eat ramen the way the chef who made him prefers.
  • Verbal Tic: In the Japanese version, he ends his sentences with "dura".
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He only started forcing people to eat ordinary soy sauce ramen because he was upset by how nobody seemed to respect the chef who made him.

     Radio Wave Monster/Digitron 
Voiced by: Kenichi Ono (JP), Jason Simpson (EN), Paco Gázquez (Spain)

A being made of radio waves who was created when a black Chemical Z ray struck a radio tower while the mayor was arguing with his brother the principal over the phone. Eventually, he grew sick of the brothers arguing and turned into a giant monster made of phones.
  • Dub Name Change: Digitron
  • Freudian Excuse: He became a monster because he was sick of the mayor and the principal arguing. After the Powerpuff Girls defeat him, however, he gives up and accepts that getting the brothers to get along is a lost cause.

     Piano Monster/Piano Forte 
Voiced by: Hikaru Midorikawa (JP), Ron Halder (EN), Jordi Ribes (Spain)

He started out as a normal piano until he was hit by the black light. Over time, he got fed up with people playing him terribly, Mojo's attempt at playing him being the straw that broke the camel's back. He then became a monster and started devouring everyone who could play him perfectly.
  • Berserk Button: He can not stand it when people play the piano poorly.
  • Brought Down to Normal: At the end of his episode, the girls return him to the lab and Professor Utonium turns him back into a normal piano.
  • Dub Name Change: Piano Forte
  • Freudian Excuse: In addition to the people who were terrible at playing piano, he was also resentful because the people who played him well never thanked him for his help in developing their skill.

     Puyo the Duck/Quack-Quack 
Voiced by: Chika Sakamoto (JP), Tabitha St. Germain (EN), Javier Viñas (Spain)

A child's lost rubber duck who came to life after exposure to the black light. Peach eventually found and befriended him, but disaster struck when Puyo became huge after consuming lots of bubble bath.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: He became gigantic after eating tons of bubble bath and going into the nearby ocean.
  • Brought Down to Normal: He ends up returning to being a normal rubber duck after the girls squeeze all the bubble bath, water, and dark energy out of him.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Unlike most victims of the black Chemical Z rays, Puyo is not malevolent due to remembering that the boy who owned him loved him. As a result, he is also the only Chemical Z-created monster who doesn't give off a dark aura.
  • Dub Name Change: Quack-Quack
  • Extreme Omnivore: He eats bubble bath.

     Vegetable Monsters 

A trio consisting of a carrot, a celery stalk, and a green pepper who went on a rampage and tried to leave town with all the other carrots, celery, and peppers because of anger at the fact that Ken and the Powerpuff Girls didn't like eating them.
  • Hive Mind: They are able to give orders to their fellow vegetables.
  • Let's Meet the Meat: They consider it an insult to not be eaten.
  • Monster of the Aesop: Their episode involved Ken and the Powerpuff Girls learning the importance of eating vegetables to maintain a healthy diet.
  • Terrible Trio: There are three of them, but they all have the same "We hate humans because they refuse to eat us" mindset.

     Mummy Man 
Voiced by: Kenji Nomura (JP), Paul Dobson (EN)

A mummy brought to life by Him in order to absorb some white energy and use it to free Him from his prison.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: He is at one point momentarily sidetracked from his mission after getting a taste of takoyaki (cream puffs in the English dub), which causes him to instead go to every takoyaki/cream puff shop in town and eat all their stock.
  • Mummy: It's a given.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: While the mummy is destroyed in a battle with the Powerpuff Girls before he is able to return with the white energy he drained from them, his remains still made it to Him anyway and Him no longer needed the mummy now that he was free.
  • You No Take Candle: He talks this way in the English dub, as he is more articulate in the original Japanese version.

     Kabuki Monster/Reinhold the Comedian 
Voiced by: Masaya Onosaka (JP), Sean Campbell (EN)

An amateur comedian named Achika who was turned into a monster by one of Him's dark energy particles.
  • Brought Down to Normal: He is returned to normal by Professor Utonium at the end of his episode.
  • Dub Name Change: His normal self is called Reinhold in the dub.
  • Emotion Bomb: He can fire beams from his eyes that make people cry torrents of tears.
  • No Ontological Inertia: After he is defeated, the flood of tears he created by making everyone cry evaporated.

     Penna & Goma/Pencil Head and Captain Eraser 
Voiced by: Andrea Libman, Gabe Khouth (EN)

Bubbles' pencil and eraser brought to life by Him's influence.
  • Brought Down to Normal: After Penna and Goma decide to get along, Him releases his hold on them, returning them to the forms of a normal pencil and a normal eraser.
  • Dub Name Change: In the dub, Goma is called Captain Eraser and Penna is Pencil Head.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Goma is too nice to actually be a threat.

Other Characters

     Principal 
Voiced by: Tomomichi Nishimura (JP), Trevor Devall (EN), Jordi Ribes (Spain)

Mayor Mayer's younger brother and the principal of the girls' school. He and his brother don't always get along, and even the most minor of things will set off an argument, which often time leads to name calling. He also deals with his brother when the girls aren't doing well in class due to them skipping class to save the city.
  • Sibling Rivalry: He and his brother tend to argue. In fact, their disagreements were so bad that it also created a Monster of the Week made of radio waves when they bickered on the phone.

     Kuriko Akatsutsumi 
Voiced by: Chiwa Saito (JP), Erin Mathews (EN)

Momoko/Blossom's little sister, and she is just as hyper and addicted to the sentai/hero genre as her older sister.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: She is Momoko's little sister and is often a bit of an annoyance to her.
  • Dub Name Change: Casey
  • Fangirl: Of Bubbles and Buttercup, but shows little favor for Blossom.
  • No Hero to His Valet: A possible one towards Blossom. She doesn't know her sister and Blossom are the same person, but Kuriko is unimpressed by Blossom as a superheroine nevertheless.
  • Otaku Surrogate: Like her older sister, she loves superheroes.

     Kakiko Akatsutsumi 

Momoko/Blossom's mother.
  • Good Parents: She wants both of her daughters to get along.

     Hachizou Akatsutsumi 

Momoko/Blossom's father.

     Kiyoko Goutokuji 
Voiced by: Misa Watanabe (JP), Cathy Weseluck (EN)

Miyako/Bubbles' grandmother.

     Tokio Matsubara 
Voiced by: Keiichi Sonobe (JP), Brian Drummond (EN)

Kaoru/Buttercup's father, a professional wrestler and loving family man who is never seen without his mask.
  • Dub Name Change: His wrestling alias is Masked Tokio in the Japanese version, but it is changed to Masked Wonder in the dub.
  • Good Parents: There is nothing he likes better than spending time with his kids.
  • Happily Married: It is made clear that he and his wife love each other in episode 44.
  • Masked Luchador: He is a masked wrestler and he never removes his mask.
  • The Unreveal: He finally shows his daughter his face in the 44th episode, but we don't actually see it.

     Mitsuko Matsubara 
Voiced by: Yuko Minaguchi (JP), Jillian Michaels (EN)

Kaoru/Buttercup's mother.
  • Good Parents: She has nothing but good intentions for her children.
  • Happily Married: Confirmed in episode 44, where the two talk to each other in a loving tone.
  • Supreme Chef: She makes delicious food.

     Dai Matsubara 
Voiced by: Mayumi Yamaguchi (JP), Dave Hurwitz (EN)

Kaoru/Buttercup's older brother.

     Shou Matsubara 
Voiced by: Kanako Sunakura (JP), Kathleen Barr (EN)

Kaoru/Buttercup's younger brother.

     Ken's Mom 
Voiced by: Rebecca Shoichet (EN)

Self-explanatory. The wife of Professor Utonium and Ken's mother.
  • Canon Foreigner: In the original cartoon, Professor Utonium did not have a wife and remained single even after he created the Powerpuff Girls.
  • Missing Mom: Professor Utonium initially stated that his son had no mother, but the Christmas Episode revealed that Ken's mother is still alive. We just don't see her because she's been on a space station and can't return to Earth for another year.
  • Unnamed Parent: She's never actually named and is only known as Ken's mom.

     Miko Shirogane/Shirogane 
Voiced by: Mariko Kouda (JP), Chantal Strand (EN)

Himeko/Princess' older sister.

     Himeko/Princess' Parents 

The parents of Himeko Shurogane/Princess Morbucks.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Unlike his American counterpart, Princess's father doesn't seem to have any involvement in his daughter's plans. Justified in that this version of Princess has a Super-Powered Evil Side, eventually becomes nicer after befriending the Powerpuff Girls, and has no memory of what she did during her transformations.
  • Ascended Extra: In the original cartoon, Princess's mother was only briefly mentioned in one episode. In this continuity, we actually see her.
  • Good Parents: While they give more attention to their eldest daughter, they love both of their daughters equally and also do whatever they can to make them happy.
  • Parental Favoritism: They liked Princess's older sister better.
  • Parental Obliviousness: They never find out that their youngest daughter has a Super-Powered Evil Side.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Mr. Morbucks had no lines in the original cartoon and was completely silent.

     Himeko/Princess' Maids 
Voiced by: Misa Watanabe (JP), Cathy Weseluck (EN)

     Soichiro 
Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi (JP), Samuel Vincent (EN), Jonatán López (Spain)

Sakurako/Sedusa's boyfriend.
  • Dub Name Change: Jason.
  • Satellite Love Interest: Exists just to be Sakurako's boyfriend and the root of the insecurities that turn her into Sedusa.
  • Twice Shy: With Sakurako.
  • Understanding Boyfriend: Soichiro eventually finds out in episode 45 that Sakurako transforms into Sedusa. Soichirou's reaction is to shout at Sedusa that he doesn't care, he loves Sedusa and Sakurako because Sedusa is Sakurako.

     Fumika Himonya & Hanayo Nakamekuro 

Two girls who are Princess' friends.

     Jesse Kido 
Voiced by: Megumi Urawa (JP), Gabe Khouth (EN)

A boy who wanted to get a good photograph of the Powerpuff Girls in action.

     Sakamoto 
Voiced by: Reiko Takagi (JP), Reece Thompson (EN)

A boy from the girls' class who loves to play pranks on the girls of the class.
  • The Bully: He plays pranks on all the girls in his class.
  • Dub Name Change: Randy Fickleman.
  • Gasshole: He does the "pull my finger" prank on Himeko/Princess.
  • Jerkass: Not very nice, considering all his pranks.
  • Loving Bully: Averted at first, since Blossom is the only girl who he doesn't bully because he likes her. However, at the end of the episode, he decides to only bully her because he likes her.
  • The Prankster: He always pulls pranks on girls.

     Ueno-Kun 
Voiced by: Scott McNeil (EN)

Ms. Keane's boyfriend, who lives underground.

     Great Edo ChakiChaki Girls 
Voiced by: Emiri Katou, Nami Miyahara, Machiko Kawana (JP), Nicole Bouma, Maryke Hendrikse, Kelly Metzger (EN)

Three girls, Momo, Omiya and Okou, who protected Townsville from Him. They were predecessors to the modern day Powerpuff Girls Z.

     Kennai Hiraga 
Voiced by: Louis Chrillo (EN)

Professor Utonium's ancestor, who created the Great Edo ChakiChaki Girls by giving them the special substance "Kennainum He", the original Chemical Z.

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