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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 

In general

  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Gumball and Nicole are blue cats, and Anais and Richard are pink rabbits.
  • Animesque: Their facial expressions seem to invoke this.
  • Badass Family:
    • In "The Club", the family uses their own odd traits to impressively take out some nerds. Nicole used her anger to take out a locked door, Richard managed to stall another nerd in a board game, Anais used static electricity to short circuit a robot and hacked a computer to intercept Gumball's embarrassing video, and Darwin's dance skills distracted the other nerd into dancing with him. Subverted with Gumball however, who fails to stop the video uploading, and is recognized as so lacking in talent even the nerds don't want to touch him.
    • Even moreso in "The Ape" where they work together in a car chase to stop Mrs. Simian after she tricked them.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Gumball, Nicole, and Richard. Anais (Who, oddly, wears socks with no shoes) and Darwin have footwear.
  • Cheated Angle: The Wattersons always have their faces in ¾ view, no matter which way their bodies are facing. Darwin's whole body is always in ¾. Whether they are facing forward or to the side is instead indicated by the position of their ears (or tailfin in Darwin's case).
  • Expressive Ears: All the Wattersons aside from Darwin have these.
  • Gender Equals Breed: Inverted as they're a female cat and a male rabbit whose children are a male cat and female rabbit.
  • Pale Females, Dark Males: Played straight and inverted. Nicole is a slightly lighter shade of blue than Gumball, but Anais is a slightly darker shade of pink than Richard.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Anais and Gumball. Inverted with Richard and Nicole. Both of these even stays true when all of them but Richard have their genders momentarily reversed in "The Job".

Zach "Gumball" Tristopher Watterson/Gumball Tristopher 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?", "What the wasp?") 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.
  • The Cynic: Although initially very optimistic, he develops a strong tendency to expect the least out of people (himself included). The most obvious example would be "The Bumpkin", where his cynical outlook on modern society is a primary plot element.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Penny.
  • 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 almost 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.
  • 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.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: In the first season he was only about 2/3 Penny's height. From the second season onward, she's still taller, but not nearly as much.
  • 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/Interspecies Adoption: Darwin's treated like as much of a member of the family as Gumball is. Although legally, he's still registered as a pet. He even still sleeps in a fishbowl in Gumball's room.
  • 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 (pink 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.
  • 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. She does it again in "The Password," where she tricks Gumball and Darwin into thinking their parents favor her over them just so she can get time on the computer to herself.
  • 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 (even though we never see her in class, unless she's in a high class than Gumball and Darwin).
  • 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-eye-ees and An-ai-ahs and she never favors one over the other, though, given that the character is named after Ben Bocquelet's sister and both have French heritage, it's most likely "An-eye-ees".
  • 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.
  • 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 a blue cat like 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.
  • Almighty Mom: You don't want to mess with her. She's been known to bring a fully grown tyrannosaurus rex to his knees.
  • 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".
  • American Accents: While most of the cast have affected "generic/newscaster" accents, Nicole's sometimes sounds a bit more untraceable, usually when she's speaking calmly.
  • 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.
  • 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 pink 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.


  • Adults Are Useless: Richard practically lives this trope.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parent: In "The Hero", Gumball and Darwin fail to come up with something good for their dad and settles on embarassing moments. Unknown to them at the time, Richard overhears the conversation and leaves depressed.
  • Ax-Crazy: In "The Prank" after the kids prank him one too many times, he goes completely psycho with Slasher Smile chasing them all over the house. It turns out that making them think he went insane was his way of pranking them.
  • Badass Mustache: Which he can grow and retract back into his face at will.
  • Because Destiny Says So: His getting a job almost causes the apocalypse.
  • Big Eater: The man knows how to put food away.
    Richard: Eat 100 hotdogs in under a minute. Ha! That's not a dare. That's Tuesday.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Most often Brilliant At Being Lazy.
  • Bumbling Dad: Like you wouldn't believe...
  • Childhood Friend Romance: He's known his wife, Nicole, since they were Gumball's age.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He has his odd moments.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He can be very crafty when he wants to, such as tricking Gumball and Darwin into doing his chores in 'The Laziest'.
  • Dismotivation
  • The Ditz: It's easier to count examples of when he doesn't act like one.
  • Drives Like Crazy: He follows his GPS without ever paying attention to the road, including the direction he's facing. When he was high on anesthetics he crashed in several cars and parked in a swimming pool which Gumball considered an improvement.
  • Doting Parent: Shown in "The Hero".
  • Fan Disservice: Whenever he's shirtless.
  • Fat Idiot/Fat Slob
  • Freudian Excuse: His laziness and stupidity is the result of his mother completely sheltering him his entire life and never letting him learn to do anything for himself. His mother's parenting style was to make him (and as she tried with her grandkids), scared of everything.
  • Hard Head: He can take quite a lot of cranial damage, sometimes headbutting objects and destroying them.
    Doctor: You are very lucky Mr. Watterson, it appears your skull is so thick you were able to survive a half a ton of tiles and a satellite dish falling on your head.
    Nicole: Is he going to be OK, doctor?

    Doctor: Apart from being living proof that we're doomed as a species, he's fine,
  • House Husband: Though he doesn't do much house work either. When he finally gets a job, it nearly destroys the Universe. He's implied to have a more significant role in taking care of the kids (or at least did when they were younger), especially since Nicole has to work a lot.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: He's something like half a head taller than Nicole and several times as large.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Nicole.
  • Laborious Laziness: Richard is a master at this.
  • Lazy Bum: Laziest man in Elmore since 1983.
  • Man Child: He literally acts the exact same way as he did when he was a kid.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Feminine Boy to Nicole's Masculine Girl.
  • Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds: He almost destroyed the Universe by delivering a pizza.
  • Moral Myopia: He's repeatedly expressed that bad things are only funny when they happen to someone else.
  • One of the Kids: Much to his wife's frustration.
  • Papa Wolf: In "The Hero".
  • The Prankster: In "The Prank".
  • Shirtless Scene: Prone to this.
  • The Slacker: A rare version of one that has children.
  • Sleepyhead: Most commonly seen sleeping on the couch.
  • Stout Strength: Apparently has this, as shown in "The Remote" when he effortlessly rips the car door off to get to Nicole.
  • Straw Loser: Gumball and Darwin actually look like rather intelligent and diligent beings compared to their father. Granted it almost reverses into being a gift for Richard since he's hopeless enough that people just give up trying to place any responsibilities onto him.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Sausages, apparently.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Thanks to his mom, he's so bad at handling anything that he the simplest of tasks can turn life-threatening.
  • Tuckerization: Named after Ben Bocquelet's father.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: An overweight, slob of an idiot. Married to an adorable cat lady.
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: The wacky parent to Anais' serious child.
  • Walking Techbane: Judging from how automatic doors, elevators, and self-checkout scanners treat him.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Parodied in The Wand. He thinks he has Power, when it's actually Gumball and Darwin moving along with it so he wont have his childhood dreams crushed. They eventually have enough since it goes overboard.

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. When giving him a Premature Eulogy, Darwin simply calls it "evil turtle" as if that was its name.
  • 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

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.
  • 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.
  • Not so Above It All: 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.!!!"
  • 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.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: He's not even half Carmen's size.

Anton

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: "He-he!"
  • 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 be a threat to anyone.
  • 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.
  • Species Surname: Although "Banana" is the first part of his name, it seems to be his surname anyway given he's stated to be from the "Banana family".

Bobert

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

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

A cactus. She's romantically interested in Anton, which has rather obvious problems.


Carrie Kruger

Voiced by Jessica McDonald

An emo ghost girl.


Clayton

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

A blob of red clay and a compulsive liar.


Hector Jötunheim

Voiced by Kerry Shale

A giant covered in fur.


  • 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 Faceless: His face was always offscreen in season one. From season two onward his head is visible, but his fur covers all of his facial figures.
  • 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. In practice, everyone trying to avoid upsetting him has left him rather thin-skinned and easily excited.
  • Meaningful Name: His last name refers to Jötunheimr, the land of giants from Norse Mythology.
  • Multicolored Hair: It gradually changes color as you go up his body from purple, to orange, to red.
  • Our Giants Are Bigger: Way bigger.

Idaho

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

A potato from a farm on the outskirts of Elmore.


Jamie

Voiced by Jessica McDonald

A schoolyard bully that vaguely resembles a minotaur.


  • 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.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Although she's easy to mistake as a Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal because her shirt is so similar to her skin in color.
  • 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 presence was not commented upon.
  • Redheaded Bully: Who does things like tears off her classmates limbs or eats part of them.
  • Silly Walk: She doesn't have knees, so she basically goose-steps when she walks.

Juke

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

A short humanoid with a boombox for a head.


Leslie

Voiced by Kerry Shale

A sensitive flower. Also, Penny's cousin.


  • 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 ambiguous homosexuality, unlike most characters who have been labeled as such, can be explained in that most flowers have male and female reproductive organs, so it would make sense for someone like Leslie to be an effeminate male.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Male, despite the name and appearance.
  • Malaproper: In "The Words", much to Darwin's annoyance.
  • Nice Guy: He was very willing to forgive and make friends with Gumball after his insane feats of jealousy in "The Flower".
  • Straw Vegetarian: Inverted; as a plant, he refuses to eat vegetables and tries to bug Penny into only eating meat.

Masami

Voiced by Jessica McDonald

A cloud obsessed with popularity and generally having her way.


  • Ax-Crazy: In "The Storm".
  • Alpha Bitch: Acts this way toward the other girls.
  • Flying Face: She has no limbs, just a face on a cloud.
  • 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

A dorky sauropod.


Ocho

Voiced by Max Cazier

A very-intense spider from a video game.


Penny Fitzgerald

Voiced by Teresa Gallagher

A good-natured peanut with antlers.


  • Art Evolution: Went from this during season 1, to what you see above in season 2.
  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Only wears shoes and a sweatband on her arms.
  • 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.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Gumball.
  • 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.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: In the first season she was about one-and-a-half times Gumball's height. From the second season onward, she's still taller, but not nearly as much.
  • Twice Shy: With Gumball. Their feelings are mutual, but both struggle to confess to each other.

Sarah G. Lato

Voiced by Jessica McDonald

An ice cream scoop in a cone who transferred to Elmore Junior High in the second season.


Sussie

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

An obnoxious live-action chin thing.


Terif

Voiced by Teresa Gallagher

A paper cutout of a teddy bear girl.


  • Barefoot Funny Animal/Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Her design isn't detailed enough around the feet to tell if she's supposed to be wearing shoes. Technically she isn't wearing any clothes, just part of her body shaped like a skirt and drawn-on details that indicate clothing.
  • Beary Friendly: She's definitely not violent or intimidating (being about as strong as you'd expect a crumpled piece of paper to be) and is on the school's cheer team, though her obsessive, somewhat egocentric behavior gets on people's nerves.
  • 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 by Miss Simian during the Joy virus attack, Jamie ripping off one of her legs, chewing it, and spitting it in her face, 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) and was seen passed out and drawn on in "The Party." Her paper body gives her the capability of erasing face doodles quite easily.
  • Hypochondria: Much to the annoyance of the school nurse.
    Teri: I can feel myself getting ill...
    Nurse: Hmm, like Monday, when you thought the foam in your mouth was rabies only to discover it was toothpaste? Or Tuesday, when you thought you broke your leg even though you don't have any bones? Or yesterday, when you thought you'd gone deaf because nobody had spoken to you for five minutes.
  • Motor Mouth: When something cause her to talk about disease, Teri tends to go on a detailed clip without any letting anyone else talk.
  • 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: She's constantly spraying things clean while talking about how many germs are covering everything.

Tina Rex

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

A 3D tyrannosaurus rex bully.


Tobias Wilson

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

A many-colored stylized cloud with a very overinflated self-image.


William

A winged eyeball that never talks.


    Others 

Principal Nigel Brown

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

The school's principal who can be best described as a furry slug. He and Miss Simian have a strong attraction to each other and barely bother to hide it.


  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Only wears glasses, though his fur is sometimes treated as if it were an object of clothing.
  • 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.
  • Humiliation Conga: He's quite prone to these:
    • In "The Mystery" 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.
    • In "The Meddler', 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. So he glues everything down. And it all gets stuck to him.
  • 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: Usually he's not, but 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. Word of God and the episode "The Sock" reveal that his relationship with Miss Simian is cutting into his professionalism.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue Oni to Miss Simian's Red Oni.

Coach

Voiced by: Dan Russell

A red, cube-like person who takes over Miss Simian's duty as P.E. teacher in the third season.


  • The Cobbler's Children Have No Shoes/Hypocrite: She's in charge of physical fitness and goes on about how necessary it is, but she's in such terrible shape (literally and figuratively) that she gets exhausting running even the shortest distance. On the other hand, her daughter is very physically fit.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Something she has in common with her daughter.
  • 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 who previously voiced Tina, 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. Given her daughter looks somewhat like her father but nothing like her, this is probably also an Interspecies Romance.
  • Running Gag: Trying (and failing) to whistle.

Mr. Fitzgerald

Voiced by: Dan Russell

Penny's father.


  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Normally wears only sandals with socks under them. When at work he also wears a hardhat and when jogging he replaces the sandals with tennis shoes and adds sweatbands.
  • Fat Idiot: Subverted. Mr. Fitzgerald is scarily on the ball when it comes to parenting, and seems to be a very authoritative and strict person, despite his weight.
  • Large and in Charge: The biggest in the Fitzgerald household.
  • Overprotective Dad: He refuses to let Penny see Gumball after his family makes a bad impression in "The Knights", and flat-out refuses to even let her say anything about it.
  • Papa Wolf: To Penny.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: His wife isn't fat like he is, though he seems to be in much better shape than Richard.
  • Unnamed Parent:

Doughnut Cop

Voiced by Kerry Shale

The donut police officer most often seen around Elmore.


Laurence "Larry" Needlemeyer

Voiced by Kerry Shale

A skinny man made of rock who works many different jobs throughout Elmore.


  • Butt Monkey: He can hardly make an appearance where something terrible doesn't happen to him.
  • Cartoon Creature: He's suppose to be a rock-man, but his design makes this slightly hard to tell.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Wears a shirt plus Long Pants.
  • Funny Schizophrenia: In "The Game", he takes a pizza being ordered to his own address from a Prank Call, then argues with himself over who pays for it, ultimately throwing the pizza in his own face.
    Larry: I think all these jobs are messing with my head.
  • Humiliation Conga: Goes through one at the hands of Gumball and Darwin in "The Laziest", as they get him fired while causing his car to be destroyed and girlfriend to dump him. He's back to normal by his next appearance.
  • That Man Is Dead: He used to be "Lazy Larry", the laziest person in Elmore, but after he lost that title to Richard he's been trying to get his life together and doesn't like being called "Lazy Larry" anymore.
  • Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: Runs pretty much every shop in town. Lampshaded in the "The Finale" where it is explained that because of the Wattersons' constant antics, he has to take on more than one job in order to pay for all the damage they caused for him.

Gaylord Robinson

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

The Watterson's cranky neighbor who appears to be a sort of muppet creature. In spite of his attitude, Gumball and Darwin adore him.


  • Big Ol' Unibrow
  • Cranky Neighbor/Grumpy Old Man: Mr. Robinson's smug sense of superiority toward the Wattersons is one of his only sources of enjoyment, and he's constantly trying to find something wrong with them, going so far as to camp in his trash can all day to find out if they were using it without his permission.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal
  • Hidden Depths: Despite his uptight personality, he has a love of dance, and gives a big musical performance in his first episode.
  • Hopeless With Tech: He doesn't know how to program his alarm clock (he says this himself as he sees someone else is doing it) and mistakes a video camera for a musical instrument.
  • Lookalike Lovers: Broadly; he and his wife are both CGI muppets with the same nose and color scheme, but their hair and body shapes are entirely different. Strangely, their son has his father's body shape, but neither the color or nose his parents share.
  • Marionette Motion: Invoked, given what he's based off of.
  • Unhappily Married: He and his wife Margaret are "happily" married because they argue, a lot.

Margaret Robinson

Voiced by Teressa Gallagher

Mr. Robinson's wife, another muppet creature, who speaks only in mumbles.


  • Cranky Neighbor: She doesn't go out of her way to antagonize the Watterson as much, but clearly hates them as well and enjoys cutting flowers just because she can.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal
  • Hartman Hips: Her body shape is basically a tiny torso on top of large, egg-shaped hips.
  • Lookalike Lovers
  • Unhappily Married: See Mr. Robinson's entry above.
  • The Unintelligible: She speaks only in unintelligible grunts and grumbles.
  • Your Cheating Heart: In "The Boss," while Mr. Robinson was in the hospital, suffering from a stuffing deficiency, she ran off to go on an island vacation and nearly married one of the sailors she met there.

Rocky Robinson

Voiced by Lewis MacLeod

Mr. and Mrs. Robinson and a muppet creature like his parents. He works numerous non-teaching positions at Elmore Junior High.


  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Unlike his parents, he wears no shoes.
  • Black Sheep: His father disowned him because he won't take a respectable job.
    • White Sheep: Yet, he's ironically much nice than either of his parents.
  • Bland-Name Product : He wears an AB/CD shirt...at least in season one. From season two to now, the logo was changed to "Bisou" and stylized after the logo for the band "KISS".
  • Catchphrase: "Word."
  • Nice Guy: In 'The Ape' he tells Mrs. Simian that not even he likes her... and he likes everybody!
  • Replacement Goldfish: Becomes a literal replacement goldfish for Darwin in "The Genius", who Nicole and Richard insist on calling "Rockwin".
  • Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: He fills pretty much every non-teaching, non-administrative job at school, usually the janitor, the cafeteria worker, and the bus driver.

Steve Small

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

The humanoid mass of clouds/cotton/etc. who acts as Elmore Junior High's guidance counselor.


  • American Accents: He had a slight Dixie accent in the first season. Season two on, he had a stereotypical hippie voice.
  • Chew Toy: Him being injured as the result of the protagonist's actions is starting to become a Running Gag.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Even besides his deliberately "hippie" behavior, he's done strange things like writing extremely long poem from the point of view of a shoe and thinking he reached enlightenment when he woke up in a room full of foam.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: He's the judge for cheerleading tryout and is extremely serious about it for a team with about six members.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal
  • 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 Retro Hippie: Right down to the rainbow shirt, temporarily having a diet that was just sunlight, talking about "the man," having a hippie van named Janis (possibly named after Janis Joplin), and even being a literal cloud. There's even a few moments implying he is indeed a stoner (drinking herbal tea that makes him black out and his line on "The Void" where he explains why he's good at traveling through the dimension of the world's mistakes: "I'm used to being spaced out.")
  • 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. Justified as he is (was?) on a diet of nothing but sunlight and ended up starving himself.
  • 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 so he can rub his superiority over not eating meat in everyone's faces. Principal Brown in "The Fraud" mentions that he hates vegetarians because they're boring, always go shirtless, and have a smug superiority to them, which may or may not be how he really feels about Mr. Small.
  • 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)

An impossibly ancient monkey who teaches at Elmore Junior High. Her and Principal Brown have a strong attraction to each other and barely bother to hide it.


  • Barefoot Funny Animal: Wears a full dress but no shoes. Given her feet are realistically primate-like, she probably couldn't fit them in a regular pair of shoes.
  • 0% Approval Rating: Loathed by the entire town, Principal Brown excluded. Even Rocky, a Nice Guy who claims to like everybody, openly admits he hates her.
  • Action Survivor: Of the joy virus in "The Joy" She also ends up being the Final Girl.
  • Art Evolution: In Season 1, she was originally a rigid blocky character with a rather prominent shade of gray, and had a polka-dotted dress. In Season 2, she is given more color, a completely pink dress, a more rounded body, and some slight noticeable Fan Disservice Jiggle Physics in her much more saggier boobs.
  • Ax-Crazy: She goes on a rampage numerous times in "The Apology" when she fails to show Gumball and Darwin are misbehaving.
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: Judging by her face and red bottom, she's some sort of mandrill. Despite clearly having a tail (not pictured), she's still usually called an ape.
  • Fan Disservice: What her body shows.
  • Girls with Moustaches: She's technically bald-headed and has a beard. Given she's a monkey, this wouldn't be especially notable if it weren't for it being pointed out to her in "The Boombox", showing she had not noticed before.
  • It's All About Me: Her mug even says, "I Love Myself"
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: In "The Ape", she was a complete Jerk Ass to Nicole when she was young and would even use Gumball and Darwin just to get the Teacher Award. She was given a choice to either get the form with the signature on the car and fall out of the bridge or get off the car and redeem herself by staying friends with the Wattersons. She went "Nah!" to the latter and does the former, which leads to her fall.
    • And yet she has also shown to not be COMPLETELY heartless as she gave up her attempts to frame or catch Gumball and Darwin when they attempted to ACTUALLY get in trouble to save her dignity, her job and her relationship, and even attempted to clean up the mess they made to keep them out of trouble. Even when Darwin COMPLETELY milks the fact that she's actually saying sorry for her behaviour, she just chuckles. It's a surprisingly sweet moment for such a mean character.
  • Meaningful Name: Lucy is also the nickname of an important hominid fossil.
  • Not so Above It All: She's a Jerkass to end all Jerkasses...but she loves a good party.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red Oni to Principal Brown's Blue Oni.
  • Sadist Teacher: Miss Simian has been teaching seventh grade for 300,000 years and really doesn't like Gumball.
  • Species Surname: Although a bit wider than "species", as "simian" is an infraorder (a taxonomy level between an order and a family).
  • Time Abyss: At least 300,000 years old. She's so old, her father's skeleton is currently on display at a natural history museum.

Video Game Store Manager

The diminutive plush toy-like manager of the Ripley 2000 video store.


  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal/Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Either he's wearing some kind of coveralls (with teddy bear ears) or that's part of his body and the only article of clothing is his tie.
  • Honest John's Dealership: He absolutely refuses to give refunds for anything under any circumstances, and sold a paper shredder claiming it was a game console.
  • Jerkass/Mean Boss: 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

A giant thumb print and criminal.


Granny Jojo

Voiced by Sandra Searles Dickinson

Richard's mother, another pink rabbit.


The Nurse

Voiced by: Teresa Gallagher

The school's put upon nurse.


Rachel Wilson

Voiced by: Jessica McDonald

Tobias's older sister.


Mr. Cuddles

Penny's pet tarantula. He seems to really, really hate Gumball.


  • Fluffy the Terrible: Despite the name, he's a tarantula, and a fairly aggressive one.
  • Talking Animal: Like all animals in Elmore, he showed that he could talk in "The World", but doesn't do it normally.


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