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Characters: The Amazing World of Gumball
The characters of The Amazing World of Gumball include:

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     The Wattersons 

Zach "Gumball" Tristopher Watterson/Gumball Watterson

Voiced by Logan Grove (seasons 1–3); Jacob Hopkins (season 3 onwards)

The main character (as indicated by the title). Gumball is an anthropomorphic blue cat who attends middle school at Elmore Junior High. A mischief maker and somewhat lazy, the show revolves around his various mishaps around Elmore. Tends to have questionable morals at times and can be a little selfish as well.


  • Acquired Situational Narcissism: Subverted in "The Name", where he seems to become crazy egotistical after finding out his real name is Zach, but is actually suffering from a much more serious problem.
  • Adorkable: On his better days.
  • All Guys Want Cheerleaders: Gumball has a crush on Penny, a peanut with antlers who is one of the cheerleaders at Elmore Junior High. The feeling is mutual, but neither of them are capable of expressing it.
  • Ambidextrous Sprite: He always has three whiskers on one side and two on the other, but the pattern tends to flip as a result of this.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Inverted. He's older than Anais, and can be this to her, most of the time.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: When he's forced in a dress, everyone instantly likes him and calls him beautiful. It helps that he takes after Nicole.
  • Badass Pacifist: Along with Darwin in "The Sweaters", as they refuse to engage the students from the other school in their idiocy. What makes them win in the end; they didn't even try to beat the bad guys.
  • Bad Liar:
    Nicole: Honey, are you in trouble? Because my mother senses are tingling. I can smell trouble.
    Gumball: (laughing nervously) Trouble? No, we're fine. Absolutely fine. No trouble here, bye.
    Nicole: Are you lying?
    Gumball: Ha! Oh, no, of course not.
    Nicole: Right. You're lying. I'm coming home now.
  • Butt Monkey/The Chew Toy: Amusing Injuries are quite common, but Gumball seems especially prone to them.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "*sigh* (aggravated) Fine..."
    • "What the what!?" became a semi-recurring line of his in the second season—it was even used as a Mad Libs Catch Phrase a couple times ("What the droid?") and mocked by Darwin's impersonation of Gumball in "The Sidekick".
  • Cats Are Mean: Downplayed in that he's not usually cruel and can be very kind, but tends to be quite selfish, judgemental, and insensitive. Later on he takes this attitude and combines it with Cats Are Snarkers, constantly making lines that are as mean as they are accurate.
    Darwin: (imitating Gumball) Duh, hey Sussie! While conveniently ignoring my own character flaws, I'm happy to point out that you eat with the grace of a one-toothed camel!
  • Cats Hate Water: Averted, judging by how long he took his shower in one episode.
  • Classical Anti-Hero: In spite of his lack of physical fitness, intelligence, and maturity, he's usually the most likely one to save the day (although he causes these problems just as much).
  • Cute Kitten: When he wants to be.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Well, he is a cat.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He gets increasingly snarkier as the show goes on, especially regarding Darwin. It becomes especially apparent throughout the second season, and compliments his Vocal Evolution (see below) quite nicely, actually. The most obvious example would be "The Bumpkin", where his cynical outlook on modern society is a primary plot element.
  • Depending on the Writer: His level of intelligence varies from episode. Sometimes he's a complete idiot, sometimes he's just mischievous, sometimes he just acts like a dork, sometimes he's the Only Sane Man. Since the latter half of Season 2, his Only Sane Man status became the more distinct of them all.
  • Detachment Combat: Without the combat though, but Gumball seems to be able to function perfectly whenever a body part gains autonomy.
  • Determinator: In "The Third" he rides a tricycle through miles of hills, flies down a hill so fast he catches on fire, and gets covered in quick drying cement (which he promptly breaks through) just to prove that he and Darwin are still friends.
  • Embarrassing Middle Name: "The Club" reveals that his middle name is Tristopher, or in shortened form, "Trisha"—it was supposed to be Christopher, but Richard wrote it down wrong.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: "The Meddler" has his mom calling him "Gummypuss".
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: He has two whiskers pointing forward and three pointing backward, regardless of the direction he's facing.
  • First Kiss: With Carmen of all people, though subverted as she says it's more of a headbutt than a kiss.
  • Genius Ditz: He's not very smart in general, but is highly capable in certain (mostly useless and random) skills. He gets a little smarter later on in the second season, though.
  • Genre Savvy: He almost avoided the plot of "The Sweaters" by simply admitting to Sarah that he's not actually hardcore rather than continue the lie. He also successfully predicted the entire plot.
  • Hartman Hips: A rare male example. Clearly, he gets it from his mom.
  • Heroic BSOD: He seems to be prone to these.
  • Idiot Hero: He does get a little smarter, though, later on.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While he can be exasperated with others and often does some dumb or insensitive things, he's a good kid and will go out of his way to try and help.
  • Keet: Early on in the series, he is also perpetually energetic. This trait becomes less pronounced later on, as he becomes plenty capable of apathy and cynicism.
  • Loser Protagonist: Lazy, irresponsible, Book Dumb to a sometimes dangerous degree, and usually falls victim to endless abuse each episode. Worsened in that he isn't enough of a deadbeat loser like his father, who can reverse it around in his favor.
  • Master of None: One episode establishes him as having literally no talent.
  • No Sense of Direction: He think he can somehow memorize a map after eating it and when the wind is directly speaking to him in plainly decipherable language he does the exact opposite of what it tells him.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: "Gumball" is actually a nickname, but until "The Name" nobody but Nicole knew his real first name was "Zach"—not even Gumball himself. Then "Zach" becomes a intolerable Split Personality who tries to replace Gumball, so he legally changes his name to "Gumball" to get rid of him.
  • Only Sane Man: While he was a mix of this, being simply michevious, hyperactive or stupid, this is slowly becoming his most seen side.
    • The best example is in "The Fridge," being the only family member not worked up into a competitive spirit (started by his mother) and forced to bring the family back to normal.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Blue Boy to Anais's Pink Girl.
  • The Protagonist: As the title indicates; after more than eighty episodes, "The World" is the only episode where he doesn't play a major role.
  • Rubber Man: Gumball has been shown numerous times to be incredibly elastic.
  • Sanity Slippage: In "The Bumpkin" and "The Helmet."
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Especially in the first season.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: The only girl that has stolen Gumball's heart: Penny Fitzgerald.
  • Split Personality Takeover: Zach in "The Name" attempts to do this by altering Gumball's memories until he's erased.
  • Super-Powered Evil Side:
  • Supreme Chef: Shown to be at least decent in cooking in the episode "The Secret". Miss Simian has also called his cooking 'divine' and has gotten a B in home economics because of said cooking.
    • Though he did make a hilariously bad meal for Anais in "The Responsible", though it may have been Rule of Funny at work.
  • Strong as They Need to Be: His level of physical fitness is heavily subject to the Rule of Funny and Rule of Cool. He's stated to be in such terrible shape that he can't overpower a girl made of paper and his organs have a fit doing basic exercises, but when a Chase Scene happens he's perfectly capable of keeping up or even pulling Le Parkour moves.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He looks almost exactly like a shorter version of his mother. Comparing how she looked at his age, the only difference besides clothes was that she was taller, usually has visible eyelashes, and her whiskers look different. In "The Plan", he even tries to impersonate her and since he obscures the huge height difference by standing in a bush, it was amazingly effective.
  • Twice Shy: With Penny. Their feelings are mutual, but both struggle to confess to each other.
  • Verbal Tic: He tends to squeak, usually when he's yelling. Some of this just seems to be due to Logan Grove's voice cracking.
  • Vocal Evolution: Along with Darwin, his voice got deeper over the course of the first two season as his VA got older.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: His odd (nick)name is sometimes commented on, most notably by Mr. Small in "The Banana".
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: "AHHH, spider! Knock his block off!"
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: He missed the extreme luck he got from the eponymous hat in "The Helmet" and went insane with using its power once he got it back.

Darwin Radlin Caspian Ahab Poseidon Nicodemus Watterson III

Voiced by Kwesi Boakye (season 1–3); Terrell Ransom, Jr. (season 3 onwards)

Gumball's pet goldfish-turned-family member after it sprouted legs, grew in size, and began to talk. Gumball and Darwin are seen as brothers (Darwin even calls Nicole "Mrs Mom" and Richard "Mr. Dad") and attend the same school. Darwin is a bit naive due to his forced adaptation among the "normal" world, though he is more rational and moral than Gumball.


  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal/The One Who Wears Shoes: Lampshaded in "The Meddler", where a scene in the shower pixellates Gumball's genitals and Darwin's feet.
    • Mentioned by Anais in "The Job", where she states that they've been wearing the same clothes for a year and that it's time for Darwin to start wearing pants.
  • Accidental Kiss: With Gumball in "The Pressure". Luckily, they never found out.
  • Actual Pacifist: Or a "Pacifish"", as he puts it. This changes in Season 2.
  • Adorkable: More so in season 1, where his naivete is played up more often than Gumball's.
  • Awesome McCoolname: Part of his name is the name of the Greek god of the seas.
  • Badass Pacifist: Along with Gumball in "The Sweaters", as they refuse to engage the students from the other school in their idiocy. What makes them win in the end; they didn't even try to beat the bad guys.
  • Bad Impressionist: On the phone with Nicole in "The Flakers", trying to impersonate Richard (while speaking in his own usual high voice) after discovering that he has escaped the house:
    Nicole: Can you pass me onto him, please?
    Darwin: Um, yeah... one minute!
    (clears throat and tries to impersonate Richard)
    Darwin: Hello, Mrs. Mom, what's for dinner?
    Nicole: (unconvinced) Really?
    Darwin: (defeated) Y-ep.
  • Bad Liar: Neither he nor Gumball could resist darting their eyes to the side when lying to Anais.
  • Beware the Nice Ones/Beware the Silly Ones: He becomes a lot more aggressive when provoked in the second season; a prime example would be "The Banana", when he vandalizes Banana Joe's locker and tries to get in a fight with him for damaging his homework.
  • Big Eater: At least, he tends to think with his stomach from time to time as most fish seem to do.
  • Cheerful Child: Under most circumstances, he's a pretty happy guy. When he isn't...
  • The Conscience: He has a higher moral sense than Gumball does. In "The Sidekick", Gumball tells him that he counts on Darwin to stop him from going through with especially bad ideas.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Well, usually his snarking is a lot more cheerful, but he gets more and more of it after the first season.
  • Depending on the Writer: Like above, his level of intelligence also varies depending on the episode, as does how peaceful and innocent he is. There's a general shift over time, from hopelessly naive and ignorant to mostly moral and positive, but prone to snark and a severe case of Beware the Nice Ones.
  • Deuteragonist: He has at least a secondary role in more episodes than anyone but Gumball.
  • The Ditz/Genius Ditz: Like Gumball, he's not very smart except when it comes to some very specific things, and becomes more intelligent later on.
  • Fish out of Water: A literal example.
  • Genre Savvy: Like Gumball in "The Sweaters"
  • Happily Adopted: Darwin's treated like as much of a member of the family as Gumball is. Although legally he's still registered as a pet.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: When taken over by Jealousy in "The Flower" he's the only one with no spite or envy of anyone else, instead just stating he's "actually quite happy with my life".
  • Insistent Terminology: He considers himself to be/have been an "Animal Companion", not a pet.
  • Keet: In early episodes he's almost unfailingly energetic. He becomes less so later on, but he's still usually more energetic and optimist than Gumball.
  • Legacy Character: As his full name states, he's the third Darwin Watterson (justified because he started as a housepet).
  • Meaningful Name: He was once the family pet fish but then he sprouted legs and doesn't need water to breathe anymore. Think about that for a second.
    • His middle names all have nautical connections.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Several somebodies.
  • Only Sane Man: Though not necessarily the smartest person in any episode he's in, he's traded off on the role of "the only person being objective while everything's going nuts" with Anais on occasion, and has started playing the Straight Man to Gumball's antics more. Gumball basically says in "The Sidekick" that his role in their dynamic is to stop him from doing really crazy things.
  • Overly Long Name: In "The Party", he reveals that his full name is Darwin Radlin Caspian Ahab Poseidon Nicodemus Watterson III.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: In season 1. In season 2, he snarks with the best of them.
  • Speech Impediment: In "The Sock," Gumball points out that Darwin has a lisp where his gills whistle. Darwin retorts with "You're so stinky, sailors sing sea shanties about how stinky you are!" making a whistling sound with every 'S'. This only happens for that one and only time, though. In fact, the very next sentence he says contains 'S'es without the lisp.
  • Stepford Smiler: In "The Meddler", Darwin constantly smiles to hide his displeasure of Nicole coming to school—later on he keeps doing so because he forgot how to stop.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Invoked in "The Words", where Gumball advises him to be more direct with his opinions, which results in insulting everyone, and being proud of it. Generally, he's much more snarky and aggressive in season 2; almost being on the same level as Gumball himself when he's supposed to be more righteous than him.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Fish flakes, apparently.
  • Uplifted Animal: Notably, while this can happen to anything, he's the only character stated to have become human-like rather than being born that way.
  • Vocal Evolution: Along with Gumball, his voice got deeper over the course of the first two season as his VA got older.

Anais Watterson

Voiced by Kyla Rae Kowalewski

Gumball's genius little (rabbit) sister, who is his junior by eight years (Gumball is 12, she is 4). Due to her high intelligence, she attends Gumball and Darwin's middle school as well. Despite her competency, she still displays some traits of a typical four-year old.


  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Gumball is far more likely to annoy her, but she has her moments, especially in season two.
  • Beware the Nice Ones/Berserk Button: Do not insult Daisy the Donkey in front of her.
  • The Chessmaster: In "The Remote", she manipulates the entire rest of the family to lock them outside while she watches TV.
  • Child Prodigy: Despite being four years old, she is described as the smartest character on the show and even attends Junior High with her much older brother.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Though she seems to just be wearing socks instead of shoes.
    • However, in "The Goons", she was seen briefly not wearing (at least one of her) socks. Also, in "The Castle", she's wearing magenta footless pajamas for most of the episode, making her a Barefoot Cartoon Animal.
  • Grade Skipper: She's 4, and attends the same middle school as her brothers.
  • It Is Pronounced Tro-PAY: Subverted. Her name is pronounced both as An-ai-ees and An-ai-ahs and she never favors one over the other. Given that Ben Bocquelet (the show creator) is French-British and named the character after his sister, the proper pronunciation of is "An-ai-ees," and the proper spelling is with two dots over the "i" (ï) to indicate two separate long vowel sounds (a long "i" as in "high" and a long "e" as in "piece").
  • Little Miss Snarker: Only 4, and a veteran master of snark.
  • Only Sane Girl: Can be her or can be her mother, depending on the episode.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Pink Girl to Gumball's Blue Boy.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: She is depicted as being able to life way more than her body weight at a very young age at that. Such as when she carried a ton of luggage upstairs and the time she carried Darwin with a bunch of stuff on him all the way to the top of a mountain.
  • Not so Above It All: She's considerably more child-like—or even flat out crazy—when it comes to anything involving Daisy the Donkey.
  • Straight Girl: Usually. She's the most serious character on the show, but sometimes she slithers away from this.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Nicole's Tomboy.
  • Tuckerization: Named after Ben Bocquelet's younger sister.
  • The Ugly Guy's Cute Daughter: Especially noticeable in that when we see Nicole and Richard as children, you see Nicole and Gumball looks very similar but Anais doesn't really look like either of her parents.
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: The serious child to Richard's wacky parent.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: She usually acts much older than her age in terms of knowledge and maturity.
  • Women Are Wiser: The most consistently levelheaded member of the family.

Nicole Watterson

Voiced by Teresa Gallagher

The maternal member of the Watterson family (and the same kind of cat as Gumball). She holds down a job at the rainbow factory and appears to be the only member of the family with any sense of responsibility. She's normally collected and organized but when things go awry, she succumbs to violent bouts of anger (almost always sparked by her sons).


  • Action Mom: She's super-humanly athletic and not afraid to get physical.
    Gumball: The woman is virtually a ninja.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parent: In "The Meddler" she decides to follow Gumball around at school everywhere, even in the public shower, doing things such as feeding him like a baby and calling him "Gummypuss".
  • Badass: To the point where, after she went berserk after a bad day grocery shopping, she melted a trap she was in with pure rage.
  • Badass Adorable: Alternatively, not at the same time.
  • Berserk Button: MANY. Being called a loser (at least by Miss Simian), threatening her family and disrespecting her authority. And DON'T YOU DARE run away from her if she finds out you're in trouble.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She is really sincere, but sometimes she can get really violent, so it's best you run for it if she does.
  • Cats Are Mean: Averted; she's quick to anger, but by default quite nice.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Has known her husband, Richard, at least since they were Gumball's age.
  • Comfort Food: In "The Plan" it's shown she has junk food on her computer desk at home, most likely to help relieve stress.
  • Competition Freak: She has a huge drive to win. This is arguably her biggest flaw.
    • In "The Fridge", she wins the company paintball game by shooting everyone, even her own teammates, to win the game as well as sucking most of the family into an achievement binge (Gumball being the Only Sane Man.) She tried to pull a I Surrender, Suckers moment to Gumball during the family paintball game before he finally wins and has the chart removed.
    • She cheats Anais out of six spaces while playing "Dodge or Dare" with the family in "The Game" through Loophole Abuse.
  • Control Freak: Pointed out by Anais in "The Job." Anais thinks Nicole is worried about Richard working as a pizza delivery guy because she thinks it's upsetting the balance of power in the house. Although she's right that there's a bigger problem with that: namely that Richard having a job will destroy the universe.
  • Cute Bruiser: Don't make her mad. She is a lot stronger than she looks.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Though they're visible far less often then Gumball's.
  • Determinator: She gets scary when she gets mad and probably can and will chase you down. "The DVD" and "The Limit" are based entirely on these moments.
  • Death Glare: The Castle gives her Glowing White Eyes swirling with ghosts enough to frighten even the most delinquent person in Elmore.
  • Doting Parent: When her kids aren't doing something reprehensible, she can be quite coddling toward them, especially in "The Meddler".
  • The Dreaded: Her own family is scared of her, especially when she gets mad. Case in point: in "The Quest," Gumball and Darwin both agree that suffering Tina Rex's wrath is better than suffering Nicole's.
  • Full Name Ultimatum: Subverted as she never uses Gumball's Embarrassing Middle Name or even his real first name, it's always "Gumball Watterson".
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Nicole cares for her family, but easily becomes upset when she discovers they did something wrong. She's even taking anger management classes, in which her behavior is far worse than she acts elsewhere.
  • Hartman Hips: Not including her head, her hips are the widest feature of her body.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Richard.
  • Hulking Out: She starts doing this when Larry closes the store gates on her in "The Finale" and she starts pulling them up. Odd, given similar or even greater feats of strength she's previous done required no such musculature.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Richard.
  • Killer Rabbit: She has proven herself to be made of this trope in countless episodes, most notably in The Fight, where she mercilessly tears through Tina Rex's father just at the mere inkling of assuming that Gumball was being bullied.
  • Le Parkour: She's very good at this.
  • Magic Skirt: Including one scene where she's hung upside down without it moving.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Masculine Girl to Richard's Feminine Boy.
  • Mama Bear: She's VERY protective of her own family.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: In spite of her arms and legs being quite skinny, she's capable of things like bending steel rods and tearing locker doors off their hinges.
  • Not so Above It All: Nicole would be insufferable if not for her insecurity and occasional lapses in judgment.
  • Only Sane Woman: Depends on the episode, which sometimes gives the role to Anais instead. However, when her temper or competitive streak get the better of her, this aspect goes out the window.
  • Parenting the Husband: Nicole often does to Richard, due to his own mother having been responsible for his childish nature in the first place.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Inverted. She's the Blue Girl to Richard's Pink Boy.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Anais's Girly Girl.
  • Tuckerization: Named after Ben Bocquelet's mother.
  • Shipper on Deck: Judging from "The Meddler" and "The GI", she seems to root for Gumball/Penny. Possibly it's because Penny reminds her very much of herself in her childhood when she had a crush on Richard and defended him.
  • Unstoppable Rage: She has tremendous Super Strength, but apparently only when she's angry. In "The Club", she even has to ask her family to enrage her somehow so she can pull a door open.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: An adorable cat woman, married to a fat, slobbish man bunny.
  • Voice of the Legion: When sufficiently pissed off, her voice gets really deep as well as echoing.
  • What Does She See in Him?: Richard is by no means a bad person, but he is lazy, irresponsible and pretty offbeat (albeit he was raised that way). She does admire that he is true to himself and that he's a good person, but we don't know what else. Considering her need for control, most other people would either not be able to handle her or other negative consequences.
  • Women Are Wiser: Usually this, barring her competitive nature doesn't cause her to go nuts.
  • Workaholic: Played for laughs in "The Painting" when Principal Brown tells her to relax and stop working so hard for Anais's sake. But she's so used to it that she can't relax and does her household chores anyway, and then proceeds to trash the house on purpose to give herself more "work".

Richard Watterson

Voiced by Dan Russell

Gumball's father and Nicole's rabbit husband. Richard is very immature for his age and hates to have any sort of responsibility. He is also quite lackadaisical and sleeps frequently. As a result, Nicole is usually forced to be the parent to their children.


Turtle

A ferocious turtle that Richard bought from a van shop, thinking it was a dog.


  • Ax-Crazy: His entire existence is biting. He eats for strength to bite. He reproduces to have more turtles who can bite.
  • For the Evulz: We get a first person sample of his "thought process":
    Turtle: Bite! Bite! Bite! Need food for strength to bite! Bite! Bite! Make little turtles to bite even more!
  • Long Neck: It can extend its neck something like a foot out of its shell.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: One drop of water let it came back to life from a desiccated husk, then it got hit by a car—the car was totaled, the turtle didn't even budge. And when the "Awesome Store" (a van that sold a wide array of things) exploded in a giant fireball, he walked out of the flames completely unharmed.
  • No Name Given: The Watterson's never gave it a name; they're too busy being terrified by it.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Its size doesn't keep it from pulling around full-sized people, though it does make it easy to pick it up.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Unlike most terrapins in fiction, played very straight.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Since he's basically invincible, his pen in the Watterson's house is essentially this.
  • Seldom Seen Species: A soft-shell turtle. Quite a few viewers didn't know there are turtles that look like that.


     Gumball's classmates 

Alan the Balloon

Voiced by Rupert Degas (season 1) & Hugo Harold-Harrison (season 2)

A balloon with a face drawn on it and a sickeningly nice person. He's romantically interested in Carmen, which has rather obvious problems.


  • Apologizes a Lot: In "The Voice" he even apologizes for making someone feel they need to apologize.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: After Gumball interrupts his speech to Masami for the third time in a row, he breaks his usual behavior to tell him "Just shut-up, O.K.!!!"
  • Bishōnen: His face looks a LOT different in photos than it does in real life.
    Gumball: (Trying to blow Alan away) It's bad enough-[blow]-that you're a million times prettier than I am!-[blow]-I don't need you to rub it in my face-[blow]-on how mature and deep you are! [blow]
  • Bizarre Object Biology: Gumball refers to him as a "biological mystery" when he couldn't tell Alan was crying, but Alan explains:
    Alan: Air comes in the knot, air comes out the knot.
    Gumball: Hmm, hmm... What about the spaghetti, though?
    Alan: Spaghetti goes in, turns into air, comes back out.
    Gumball: (beat) So technically you weren't only crying just now.
  • Fatal Attraction: Alan and Carmen are passionately in love with one another, but because Alan is a balloon and Carmen is a cactus, their relationship is impossible.
  • Flying Face: Alan is just a balloon with a face drawn on it. His lack of limbs is a frequent frustration of his.
  • Helium Speech: Invoked as he has a high squeaky voice similar to the effects of helium.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness/Parody Sue: Is ludicrously good and perfect - a Purity Sue parody.
  • Nice Guy: So nice, that it makes Gumball (and everyone else) sick.
  • Running Gag: He has no hands!
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: In "The Storm", he is sickeningly sweet with Carmen, much to their classmates' disgust.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: While he's a boy, he has obvious eyelashes that makes him appear to be a girl.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: He's popped on multiple occasions.

Anton the Toast

Voiced by Lewis MacLeod

A piece of toast subject to endless and fatal misfortunes.


Banana Joe

Voiced by Rupert Degas (season 1) & Hugo Harold-Harrison (season 2)

A constantly jovial and clownish banana.


  • Annoying Laugh
  • Autocannibalism: It's mentioned in "The Promise" that he had to eat part of himself to survive after getting left behind on a camping trip, so that's why he doesn't have feet.
  • Berserk Button: Do not ruin his family's pen.
    • Or ruin his school picture.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Subverted, as even if you provoke his wrath he's too tiny, weak, and incompetent to really do anything.
  • Catch Phrase: "I'm a banana."
  • Class Clown: Constantly making jokes, but no one really thinks he's funny.
  • Nice Guy: He forgives Gumball and Darwin for their numerous and unwarranted attempts at violent revenge "The Banana" and their horrible negligence in "The Promise".
  • Pungeon Master: Most of his jokes consists of painful puns.

Bobert the Robot

Voiced by Kerry Shale

A socially-ignorant robot who wishes the other students would be his friends—when he's not busy being condescending toward them.


Carmen the Cactus

Voiced by Jessica McDonald (Season 1) Alix Wilton Regan (Season 2)


Carrie Kruger

Voiced by Jessica McDonald


Clayton the Clay

Voiced by Rupert Degas (Season 1) & Max Cazier (Season 2)


  • Bad Liar/Consummate Liar: He's able to lie constantly with complete conviction because he convinces himself at the same time, but people rarely fall for them because they're so ridiculous.
  • Claymation: He's literally a blob of clay.
  • I Reject Your Reality: In "The Move" he admits he lies so much because he thinks his actual life is boring.
  • Poisonous Friend: Plays this to Gumball and Darwin in "The Skull," though to their credit Gumball and Darwin figure out he's a bad influence on them almost right away and break it off with him... only for him to attempt to lie his way back into their good graces.
  • Punny Name
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can change into a lot of shapes, including other people (and fake their voices as well).

Hector Jötunheim

Voiced by Kerry Shale


  • Art Evolution: Sorta. In Season 1, originally the only thing that can be seen of him was usually just his feet due to him being too big to fit in the screen. Other body parts of his would occasionally be seen also but he never appeared in full body view. In Season 2, he still retains his original depiction but from time to time, his entire body would be shown in full view, most notably in "The Colossus".
  • The Generic Guy: His mother was intentionally keeping him this way so he would never get emotional and go on a rampage.
  • Gentle Giant: Enforced, because if he wasn't, he'd quickly wreck up the whole town.
  • Meaningful Name: His last name refers to Jötunheimr, the land of giants from Norse Mythology.
  • Our Giants Are Bigger: Way bigger.

Idaho the Potato

Voiced by Rupert Degas (season 1) & Hugo Harold-Harrison (season 2)


Jamie

Voiced by Jessica McDonald


  • Blinding Bangs: She has these now in season 3.
  • Cartoon Creature/Mix-and-Match Critters: Has horns like a bull, but a lion's tail and the body of a human. Darwin insults her by claiming she's a "half-cow, half-troglodyte". To make it weirder, her mother is a giant red cube and her father is probably the same species as her but with a pointy hair or hat with straight horns and without a tail.
  • Informed Ability: The reason for her bullying is because Ms. Simian held her back a year so she developed an extreme resentment for authority and her new classmates. You wouldn't know that due to her background appearances.
    • The characters page on the official website describes her as Tina's sidekick, but the two were only shown working together once in "The Fight" where Jamie's was no commented upon.
  • Redheaded Bully
  • Silly Walk: She doesn't have knees, so she basically goose-steps when she walks.

Juke the Boombox

Voiced by: Beatbox Hobbit (in music mode), Hugo Harold-Harrison (in voice mode)


  • Big Ol' Unibrow
  • Line Boil
  • The Unintelligible: He speaks (and writes) in beat box and as a foreign exchange student everyone assumes he's speaking a foreign language. He actually knows how to speak English fine, but when a switch on his head is in the wrong position he can only play music instead of talking. Since he can't reach the switch or tell anyone else, it's been stuck like that for a long time.

Leslie the Flower

Voiced by Kerry Shale


  • Ambiguously Gay: Mostly blatantly shown in "The Mustache", when Gumball's butt suddenly becomes incredibly muscular and Leslie just stares. In "The Pressure", he's shown hanging out with a group of girls throughout the episode, with his presence never being noted; the other male characters mention him when talking about "the girls", and wordlessly joins in their expressions of interest in the idea of watching or kissing boys.
    Leslie: There's a lot of things you don't know about me, Gumball.
  • The Ditz
  • Gender-Blender Name: Male, despite the name and appearance.
  • Malaproper: In "The Words", much to Darwin's annoyance.
  • Straw Vegetarian: Inverted; as a plant, he refuses to eat vegetables and tries to bug Penny into only eating meat.

Masami the Cloud

Voiced by Jessica McDonald


  • Ax-Crazy: In "The Storm".
  • Alpha Bitch: Acts this way toward the other girls.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: When angry.
  • Jerk Ass: The most consistently bitchy character in the show. Yes, even more than Tina.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Forces Darwin to be her boyfriend and then fake-cries to make him feel guilty when he tries to break it off.
  • Pet the Dog: In "The Tape", she lends her cell phone to Tobias so he can call his mother. She missed the point of his pick-up line, but it was uncharacteristically nice of her.
  • Rich Bitch: Lampshaded by Darwin in "The Words".
  • Spoiled Brat: Daughter of the rainbow factory owner and has a smug sense of superiority.
  • Weather Manipulation: Can pull off minor things like raining and lightning but can generate a stormy tornado around herself when really angry.
  • Yandere: For Alan in The Storm. Until she remembers he's "such a wet cheeseball".

Molly Collins

Voiced by Jessica McDonald


Ocho the 8-Bit Spider

Voiced by Max Cazier


Penny Fitzgerald

Voiced by Teresa Gallagher


  • Art Evolution: Went from this during season 1, to what you see above in season 2.
  • The Cheerleader: She is, technically, a cheerleader. But the malicious version described in this trope is averted.
  • Genre Blindness: In "The Storm", when Alan is in danger as Masami becomes Yandere and literally becomes a living tornado which abducts him, Carmen tells Gumball to save him only for Penny to stop him and decides to do it herself because Gumball made Alan and Carmen's relationship complicated despite him trying to fix it. But because she is not the protagonist nor the character focus of the episode which are Alan and Carmen, she gets hurt for her effort and changes her mind for Gumball to do his part.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Penny is a peanut with antlers.
  • Nice Girl: Popular, cheerleader, and sweet as can be.
  • Not so Above It All: The end of "The Flower" implies she's capable of the same illogical jealously that Gumball had been going through.
  • Smitten Tweenage Girl: With Gumball.
  • Twice Shy: With Gumball. Their feelings are mutual, but both struggle to confess to each other.

Sarah G. Lato

Voiced by Jessica McDonald


Sussie the Chinnikin

Voiced by Aurelie Charbonnier (Season 1), Fergus Craig (Season 2)


Teri the Paper Bear

Voiced by Teresa Gallagher


  • Bears Are Bad News: Not the case even if she wanted it to be, as she has about the strength you'd expect out of a crumpled piece of paper.
  • The Chew Toy: She becomes victim to an incredible amount of physical trauma in season three, likely because being made of paper makes it all Bloodless Carnage: this includes having a hole burned into her face, one arm being torn off, another arm being bitten off and spit out at her, and being impaled on Carmen's needles.
  • Face Doodling: Does this to herself at times when necessary (e.g. "The Virus", where she draws tears under her eyes to represent crying, and later draws a surgical mask over her mouth). Her paper body gives her the capability of erasing face doodles quite easily.
  • Ill Girl: Or at least that what she's worried about being.
  • Paper People: A crumpled-up one.
  • Punny Name: Being made of paper, she is very "tear-y".
  • Terrified of Germs: Much to the annoyance of the school nurse.

Tina Rex

Voiced by Dan Russell (Season 1) Stefan Ashton Frank (Season 2)


Tobias Wilson

Voiced by Rupert Degas (season 1) & Hugo Harold-Harrison (season 2)


  • Casanova Wannabe: Showed hints of this in the second season, especially when he tried to make a video about talking to girls in "The Tape". By the third season, he's hitting on and being rejected by every girl in school.
  • Cephalothorax
  • Dumb Jock: Tobias isn't very smart.
  • Jerk Jock: What he thinks of himself, anyway.
  • Not a Zombie: Inverted in "The Joy", as being ignored by all the girls with the happiness virus that makes you rainbows left him the only one note infected, but his technicolor appearance made Miss Simian think he was anyway (possibly that's why none of the male infected bothered him either).
  • Shout-Out: Him and his sister are named after characters in Animorphs.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He thinks he's super athletic and popular, but he's incredibly scrawny, all the girls hate him, and he's generally thought of as a loser. In "The Voice" he can't understand why everything important happens to Gumball, and thinks if anyone should be the main character it should be him.
  • Stalker with a Crush: To Penny in "The Knight".

William the Eyeball


     Other Adults 

Principal Nigel Brown

Voiced by Lewis MacLeod (Season 1) Stefan Ashton Frank (Season 2)


  • Berserk Button: Apparently he does not take cheating on a math test well and will give whoever he catches cheating a spring break's worth of detention.
  • Cartoon Creature: "Furry slug" is the most accurate description of what exactly he's supposed to be.
  • Humiliation Conga: He's quite prone to these. It first happens to him in "The Mystery" where he was slammed with a door by Mrs. Simian, leaving him dizzy and causing him to fall down the stairs, covering himself in toilet paper, then smashed into Penny's painting and falling into some burning chemicals, causing him to fall down MORE stairs and wrapping himself in more toilet paper, then finally landing inside Gumball's locker.
    • Happens again in "The Meddler', where Gumball crashes into him and he spills his hot coffee all over his face. He douses the coffee with a can of paint, burning his eyes; he washes off the paint with chlorine for the pool, burning off all his hair; and he finishes by neutralizing the chlorine with fertilizer, painfully growing his hair back. He is unscathed by the end of it, but he gives Gumball detention for potentially damaging his face.
    • Happens in "The Sock", though at a smaller scale. In this episode he has his head set on fire, and later he throws himself out of a window to "rescue" Miss Simian.
    • In "The Apology" Miss Simian repeatedly trashes his office in rage every time she fails to get Gumball and Darwin in trouble.
  • Phony Degree: "The Fraud" shows his degree in teaching is fake. He's worried about being exposed, but everyone who knows agrees to keep is secret so long as he actually focuses on his job.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: In "The Apology" he refuses to punish Gumball or Darwin unless he's given solid evidence and he threatens to fire Miss Simian if she keeps trying to frame them, in spite of his personal feelings for her.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue Oni to Miss Simian's Red Oni.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In "The Lesson".

Coach

Voiced by: Dan Russell


  • The Cobbler's Children Have No Shoes/Hypocrite: She's in charge of physical fitness and goes on about how necessary it is, yet but she's in such terrible shape (literally and figuratively speaking) that she gets exhausting running even the shortest distance. On the other hand, her daughter is very physically fit.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Despite the voice and gender-neutral-to-masculine appearance, Coach is actually a woman, something Gumball and Darwin didn't realize until the end of her introductory episode. Specifically, she's Jamie's mom.
  • Larynx Dissonance: Like Tina, she is female but voiced by a man—the same man, in fact.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy/Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: She's a giant red cube with a man's voice; her husband is a tiny green man with an effeminate voice. This may or may not be a case of Bizarre Sexual Dimorphism.
  • Running Gag: Trying (and failing) to whistle.

Mr. Fitzgerald

Voiced by: Dan Russell


Doughnut Sheriff

Voiced by Kerry Shale


Laurence "Larry" Needlemeyer

Voiced by Kerry Shale


Gaylord Robinson

Voiced by Rupert Degas (Season 1) Stefan Ashton Frank (Season 2)


Margaret Robinson

Voiced by Teressa Gallagher

Rocky Robinson

Voiced by Lewis MacLeod


Mr. Steve Small

Voiced by Rupert Degas (season 1) & Adam Long (season 2)


  • American Accents: He had a slight Southern accent in the first season.
  • Chew Toy: Him being injured as the result of the protagonist's actions is starting to become a Running Gag.
  • Cloudcuckoolander
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: His short rant/speech in "The Meddler".
  • Hippie Counselor: Though he's rather less patient than the typical example.
  • Mood-Swinger: Can go from an easy-going hippie to an enraged maniac in a snap.
  • New Age
  • New-Age Retro Hippie
  • Nothing but Skin and Bones: On a few occasions where he wears skin-tight clothes we can see his ribcage with a disturbing amount of detail.
  • Large Ham:
    "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful!"
  • Piss Take Rap: Has one about honesty; while dressed in a bear costume.
  • Scare 'Em Straight: Does this to Gumball and Darwin by showing them a grotesque diagram of the soul of a liar. This can also be applied to his sock puppet, the Silence Snake, whom he uses to scream at people and shock them into shutting up.
  • Straw Vegetarian: In "The Castle" he states he's only a vegetarian for the feeling of superiority.
  • Tuckerization: Named after a friend of the show's creator that also works in animation—the same one that made his character design, in fact.
  • Unmoving Plaid: His shirt.

Miss Lucy Simian

Voiced by Sandra Searles Dickinson (season 1) & Hugo Harold-Harrison (season 2)


Video Game Store Manager


  • Bad Boss
  • Honest John's Dealership: He absolutely refuses to give refunds for anything under any circumstances, and also once sold a paper shredder claiming it was a game console.
  • Jerkass: He makes Laurence admit it was his fault that there was traffic which caused him to be late (and probably make him say it like he means it). Then he hangs up on him.
  • Killer Rabbit: Subverted; despite what Needlemeyer insists, he's physically capable of nothing more than slight annoyance. The person he was attacking just happened to be a complete wuss.
  • Money Fetish: He makes Mr. Krabs look generous.
  • The Napoleon

Sal Left Thumb

Voiced by Kerry Shale


  • American Accents: Has a thick Bronx-accent.
  • Verbal Tic: Says 'suckers' a lot, which is what eventually gets him in trouble at the end of the episode.

Granny Jojo

Voiced by Sandra Searles Dickinson



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