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Butch has a hidden power......Something equivalent of Buttercup folding her tongue. What? If people claim Brick has fire breath, Boomer can speak different languages, Butch's gotta have some type of rival ability too, right?
Boomer can speak French and Chinese.I know it sounds stupid, but Bubbles can speak Spanish and Japanese, so why not her counterpart speak French and Chinese? Because he's dumb. I know, but he could still speak it... maybe. I mean, if Blossom has Ice Powers for her special talent, Brick might have Fire Powers. Just a suggestion.
Powerpuff Girls takes place on the same world as Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and Adventure Time (but not at the same time)Reasons:
After Bubble Vision Bubbles now has a hearing aidShe did have trouble hearing at the end of that episode and the Powerpuff's ears are nowhere to be seen, despite the latter they seem to hear just fine. The theory is that the girl's ears are hidden from plain sight. Bubbles now has a hearing aid but because of how hidden their ears are she wouldn't complain about looking like a dork.
Chemical X is a naturally occuring substance......and Monster Isle is sitting right next to the largest reservoir in the world. The constant leaking of chemical X into the environment would explain why there are so many giant monsters, which attack Townsville due to its proximity, while other places (such as Citysville) are relatively safe.
Professor Utonium being such a terror back when he was a child stems from Dick Hardly's influence.I mean he was a Bratty Half-Pint who always misbehaved in class and he was really smug.
The City of Townsville is a government-owned and -controlled installation used to indoctrinate and train the super soldier candidates known as the Powerpuff Girls.The City of Townsville is constantly under attack by monsters as though no other city exists to attract them, but the nearby Town of Citysville seems to be more densely populated. Despite this constancy of assault, the same citizens remain in the area. It appears to be constructed entirely out of prefabricated structures, because skyscrapers are hollow when torn apart, and even when completely destroyed (as in the case of the Dynamo mecha), it is very rapidly rebuilt. Useful when throwing monsters against the PPGs to train their skills. The Mayor is highly incompetent and does not appear to actually perform any executive duty at any time, with Ms Bellum representing most of the legwork in the city. In fact, her name Sara Bellum references the cerebellum, the part of the brain responsible for motor control. Sara Bellum appears to be the only competent member of the entire society, suggesting that she is one of the observers of the government program. It is a widely-known fact that the Powerpuff Girls are the product of Chemical X. Given this, the military would long have taken control of the Chemical X supply and produced more Powerpuff Girls. THAT, or the entirety of the city is a testing site. The Town of Citysville is a more realistic metropolis, with damage to the city having real monetary impact and taking significantly longer to repair. The transfer of Professor Utonium to Citysville appears to have been some kind of social experiment to see how the outside world would react to the Girls. Naturally, the government negotiated with local leadership first, to treat their presence as nothing SUBSTANTIALLY out of the ordinary. The experiment failed, most likely due to the Girls' reckless use of their powers combined with the intolerance of the city populace and local government. This is why testing in Townsville continued.
The Mayor was possessed by The Mayor at some point.Evidence? At one point, the Mayor says "I'm no sugar daddy. Those days are over." That implies he was at some point. What did Faith call Mayor Wilkins at one point? You guessed it, "sugar daddy".
The reason why Him didn't just take over before the Powerpuff Girls were born (FAN WANK AHEAD)Why didn't Him take over the world before the Powerpuff Girls were born? Hasn't he been around for far longer than them? And why does he pick on them in particular? Why not Mojo Jojo, or Fuzzy Lumpkins? My theory is that Him couldn't manifest himself out of his realm before the Girls came along. The girls' emotions are probably more potent than that of normal humans' because of their superhuman nature. Watch "Octi Evil" again. Him didn't toy with Bubbles because he could: he needed the energy created by Bubbles' depression and Blossom and Buttercup's anger to manifest himself. At the end, he couldn't even manifest himself directly: he had to destroy Townsville through Octi. Octi/Him's explosion wasn't caused by Him losing his cool and ragequitting: Him wasn't prepared for the massive flux in positive energy caused by the girls reuniting. And why do people know his true name? Remember the past versions of the Powerpuff Girls in "Seed No Evil"? He has likely used the above method before, but on the predecessors of the girls. "Speed Demon" can be explained as the chaos caused by the Powerpuff Girls' disappearance and probable ensuing chaos giving Him more power than ever, to the point where he no longer needed the Powerpuff Girls' emotions to manifest himself in reality. Basically:
Alternate reason Him didn't take over before the girls were born.
Chemical X is actually liquid Philosopher's Stone
The Powerpuff girls' universe was created by Haruhi
Buttercup shouldn't have added that last nice thing ingredient when creating Bunny.
The show is set in Australia
Mojo Jojo wanted to be a human.Just because his monkey looks and instincts quite hinder his world domination plans. All his death rays, when they aren't to destroy the PPG, are to try and change himself - though he's smart enough to test them on inanimate objects first.
Him's flamboyance is the cause for the fall of Sodom and Gomorrah.Nuff' said.
Him is Santa "claws"Evidence: His suit, and his "Claws". That was the first thing this troper thought of when seeing him.
Him is Satan.Isn't this kind of obvious? Just look at him!
The anime is set 40 years or so after the cartoon and the characters are all sons/daughters of their original incarnations. They all moved to Japan for some reason.Would at least explain, why the PPGZ aren't sisters. The original PPG all married different men. In Japan, for some reason... maybe they developed a strange collective fondness of japanese guys in their teens or something. The PPGZ didn't directly inherit their mothers' powers, but the incident with the Chemical Z activated them, explaining where the theme-colours and Super Hero names came from all of the sudden... from their genes, of course.
Chemical X is derived from AkuIn Samurai Jack, we see a ruined Townsville◊. Chemical X is a mysterious black substance that grants freakish powers. Aku was able to make sentient killer robot warriors using ooze from his body. So part of his reign of terror was established by controlling the Powerpuff Girls, or simply blowing them up from the inside by manipulating the Chemical X.
Chemical X is nice.Without it, previous recipes would only have had sugar, spice, and almost everything nice.
The Powerpuff Girls are legacy superheroes.In the episode "Seed No Evil", which opens in a Stonepunk Townsville set in prehistoric times, we meet Neanderthal versions of the Powerpuff Girls. The later episode "West in Pieces" was set in the old west, and focuses on Steampunk versions of the girls called the Steamypuff Girls. We don't know how the cavegirl Powerpuffs came about, but judging from "West in Pieces", it seems that every iteration of the girls is created with their era's equalvent of sugar, spice, and everything nice, along with an accidental ingrediant like Chemical X (in the case of the Steamypuffs, it's sassafras, arsenic, and everything old-fashioned, with the accidental addition of coal).
The Powerpuff Girls will grow up, but they'll be sterile.Or maybe any children they have will be somewhat malformed.
Townsville sells PPG collectables to compensate for their the collateral damage.The girls, being mainly flying bricks, cause a lot of damage in general. In the collector episode, it's shown that they have a very extensive (and probably valuable) line of collectors items and toys which Professor Utonium probably fronted the start up for, and grew to cover any and all expenses of everything the girls and/or monsters break. It's probably one of the reasons why they aren't simply run out of town because of property damage (which if you remember was the exact reason they were in the first movie).
The whole series is Professor Utonium's hallucination.The Chemical X explosion killed him and the whole show is his Dying Dream; Or he could just be in a coma. There are no Powerpuff girls; it's all based on a dream he had after a head injury when he fell off a volcano as a kid.
The whole series is an imagined fantasy of the girls.The girls don't really have the powers of fame of superheroes. We see the world and their exploits as they imagine them. The hotline is the toy it appears to be. Fuzzy? What does he look like if not a child's stuffed animal? So long as it remains a harmless delusion, the cast of adults (which now becomes more-or-less limited to Professor and Miss Keane) tends to humor them and expect they'll grow out of it.
Buttercup's special power is to break the time/space barrierThe girls were only able to speed into the future after Buttercup had taken the lead and she is shown to be the fastest of the girls but probably doesn't try exploiting her own natural abilities because she's afraid of ending up in a bad future again.
The Cyclops creature in Down n' Dirty is Big Billy's fatherOr at least the head portion of it... somehow. They both have a similar big blue singular eye. Cardboard Prison; because Mojo Jojo/Fuzzy Lumpkins/The Gangrene Gang/all the rest of the villains were running around wreaking havoc on the city in the time period that fixed their view of what the world is like they always need to go back to doing it before too long.
The girls are CthulhuLet's face it: the girls are not human. Apart from the obviously strange appearance - lack of fingers, huge eyes and heads, limbs that look more like tentacles - and their apparent near complete imperviousness to harm there's also the fact that Bubbles can talk to animals, which pretty much requires magic. In fact, the very use of their hands requires it, as shown in Criss Cross Crisis. That very episode also showed the girls still having their powers even when not in their own bodies. Furthermore, Him, or shall we call him... Nyarlathotepp, shows an interest, even obsession, with the girls. Why would that be? Also, as a minor bit of evidence, they leave a bright, colored trail while they really push their powers to move. Finally, why was Professor Utonium unable to create a new bunch of girls in Speed Demon? He certainly has more Chemical X, that's been shown numerous times. All of this hints that the girls are actually Great Old Ones, who were returning in the exact moment Professor Utonium performed his experiment. Science and magic mixed in an unpredictable way, and what was supposed to be monsters became heroes instead. Jojo was also caught in the blast, gaining a new level of mental awareness and inheriting a mad compulsion to take over the world. He also instinctively recognizes the girls as the only thing that could possibly oppose him. However, the title is somewhat inaccurate, as the girls have been shown to be superior to Him/Nyarlathotepp, which Cthulhu would not be. Azatoth, perhaps? That would explain why the creatures basic nature was so easily overridden - Azatoth doesn't have a real mind, and might be overwhelmed when confronted when Utonium's hopes and dreams, perhaps even to the point of dividing into three perfect little girls...
Chemical X was embryonic stem cells.Professor Utonium just called it that to get around the research ban.
Chemical X was waterYes, ordinary water. Laced with just a tiny bit of LSD.
The Amoeba Boys are Ax-Crazy and only act stupid in Townsville because it has superhuman protectors.
Buttercup will grow up to be a full-on Blood Knight.
PPG is set in the late 60s to early 70sWhen the PPG went to the past, the fifties, they saw Ms. Bellum and and the Prof. as kids. Also take into notice the style, clothing, attitude, etc. To put icing on the cake, in the "Beat-Alls" the titular villains beat up, young, Beatles and due to the references a few people appeared in 60s clothing.
Ms. Bellum is related to Jessica Rabbit.I mean, come on!
Him is a flamboyant, alternate-universe Voldemort.
The Powerpuff Girls have tactile telekinesis.They have no fingers and yet can handle items normally. And in the episode where they switch bodies...
Contrary to the WMG that is higher on the page, Professor Utonium is a Time LordProfessor Utonium is a Chameleon Arch-ed Time Lord, since in Doctor Who it was shown that Time Lords that have been Chameleon Arch-ed are still pretty freakin' smart (by human standards). Wondering about the backstory (when Mojo Jojo tampered with the past)? He might have regenerated into a very young body then went human.
Him has a sister named Lady.
See Me, Feel Me, Gnomey takes place not long after the movie.It always kind of bugged me that they were so quick to give up their powers because it would let them "finally" be normal when they never seemed to care about that at any other point in the series. But it would have made them happy during the time period of the movie, and it would make sense if those feelings stuck around on some level for a while until it really sank in that everyone had accepted them as they were. It would also explain why Sedusa is there with her hair when the next time we see her she's still bald and plotting revenge because of it. Though it does have to be after the very start of season two, since Princess is there (unless Stuck Up, Up, And Away was also set before it aired). The truce with the villains at the end didn't last, of course, but we already knew that since there are more episodes after it.
Chemical X is Black Blood.I think Black Blood is actually Chemical X.
Mojo Jojo respects but no longer fears HimIn their early interactions Mojo is shown s being legitimately intimidated by Him but as the series goes on he basically starts treating Him as just a powerful comrade and not the Ultimate Evil he is. This is because Mojo managed to figure out what few others have, Him being the physical incarnation of evil has made him incredibly powerful but has also crippled him. Him is pure evil, as is every action h takes. He is completely unable to think or function in any way other than the most evil option. This is why his plans fail, because he can't understand how te girls will react because, though they will lapse into darker emotions on occasion, the Powerpuff Girls are basically physical constructs of goodness. Sugar, spice and everything NICE. This places them further beyond Him than any other being and he simply can't adapt to the situation due to his limitations as pure evil. Mojo has realized this and has realized that this makes himself the better villain, definitely cemented in Custody Battle where Him's actions are pure evil but also very stupid and self destructive. Mojo has also realized that unless he really pushes Him, Him will not destroy Mojo for Mojo is a powerful force of evil thus making Mojo safe enough to stand up to and even contradict Him.
Him eventually moved away out of Townsville and into Daten City.He eventually became the mayor and found it more fun to release Ghosts upon the populace.
Powerpuff Girls either takes place in the same universe as Dexter's Laboratory, or in an alternate universe of Dexter's Laboratory.Dexter has been seen in Pokey Oaks with the Powerpuff Girls during nap time. While this is a throw away cameo, the episode Members Only makes me think my guess even more. The super-team Association of World Super Men (AWSM) has Major Glory, Val Hallen, and various other Justice Friends on it, who are Dexter's Laboratory characters. There are plenty of extra heroes, international heroes, who were never in any Justice Friends shorts on Dexter's Laboratory. It could be that Justice Friends just live in the U.S. and are a branch group of the AWSM, an international organization and the reason they aren't seen on Dexter is because Dexter lives in the US and they do planetary things. Also, Dexter's Laboratory has a Show Within a Show titled "Puppet Pals" and Powerpuff Girls has a movie of that show. It is probably an alternate universe more because the team would just become the Powerpuff Girls' superhero universe for them, while the Justice Friends exist in Dexter just for Super Friends/Avengers analogue purposes. Also extra points because Spore from Super Zeroes, appears as a member.
Him is Aku, or is somehow related.Just a thought, considering all the PPG/Samurai Jack theories here.
The Powerpuff Girls are homonculi."Sugar,spice and everything nice" doesn't create little girls, but rather artifical life-forms that try to mimic the functions of girls. Hence the super-deformed heads and lack of fingers.
Professor Untonium is related to Haruhi Suzimiyah.He's from the same species as her,and like Haruhi he's blissfully unaware of his powers.The entire universe comes from his love of superhero comics and old sentai footage,with the Powerpuff Girls being both his desire for children and trying to think up an origin story.Sub-consciously,he's aware of his great powers,which is in the form of the Narrator.Hence why you never see the Narrator-he doesn't have a physical form.And as for the villains,each of them he based off actual villains,like Sedusa being based of Poison Ivy Ice Breath powers, it would make sense for her counterpart, Brick, to be the only Rowdyruff Boy to have Fire Breath powers, so as to further their similarities, while at the same time, show some differences.
The pathologies of the main male villains are negative stereotypes of men.The main male villains that the Powerpuff Girls face are:
Him is the father of Scanty and Kneesocks
Him is actually the mayor's female assistant
The girls are incomplete.As we can plainly see, Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice plus Chemical X results in small humanoids with some distorted and missing features. Obviously, Chemical X is a catalyst, as adding it to the mixture always results in an explosion. But if one other ingredient is added before the Chemical X, then the result will be normal looking superpowered little girls. Now the only thing left is to figure out what that one other ingredient is...
Him is Slaanesh. Or at least its Greater Daemon.A sensual, ambiguously gay or even androgynous, downright corrupt and sadistic devil who feeds on human emotions. And (s)he has pincers for hands!
Him is the physical manifestation of Hatred In Mankind.
MoJo JoJo is Double DD after a failed experiment turning him into a kid in an alternate dimension, or the reverse.This WMG is completly recycled from one on WMG:Ed Edd N Eddy, with some beleif in the idea on this tropers part.
Him really is the Rowdyruff Boys' true father.Think about it. The scene where Mojo originally creates them looks like some kind of evil, satanic ritual. Is it too much to conclude that it actually was a satanic ritual, an attempt to draw upon the forces of darkness to make up for the lack of Chemical X? And who's the PPG-verse's Satan equivalent? Him. What's to say that Mojo's ritual didn't call upon the attentions of Him, who then used his Reality Warper abilities to breathe life into the snips, snails and puppy dog's tail?
The Powerpuff Girls Rule is a retelling of See Me, Feel Me Gnomey from Mojo's perspectiveThe Powerpuff Girls Rule paints Mojo in a rather sympathetic light, and at the end Mojo dominates the world...and makes it a better place! When the gnome zapped all the villains away, Mojo just "fills in the blanks".
Mike Believe is a Prototype for Mac from Foster's Home for Imaginary FriendsBoth characters have similar names, Mike/Mac, both conjure imaginary friends, and both are brunettes with squarish heads.
The toilet water used to create the Rowdyruff Boys actually was Chemical XMojo Jojo had been exposed to Chemical X before, causing his mutation. My guess is that part of his mutation is that his body produces Chemical X internally to fuel his gigantic brain. So naturally, his excrement would have some Chemical X in it, at least enough to create the boys.
The Mayor has Alzheimer's diseaseThe Mayor has been acting even more childish than usual in "Toast Of The Town", as he constantly whines like a five year old.
The Professor's first name is actually Professor.That's why 'Ima Goodlady' referred to him as Professor - that's his name. We know the mayor's real name is Mayor, so it's not like the Professor would be the only one whose name is also his job. Perhaps Mr. and Mrs. Utonium named their son Professor in the hope that he would grow up to be a professor; if so, their plan certainly worked.
The show takes place in one of DC's universesIn a few episodes, the characters have referred to Batman and Wonder Woman in a way that suggests they are real. Also, this.
The Mayor is Brilliant, but LazyIn Crazy Mixed Up Powerpuff when the girls were fused together by Mojo Jojo, he gets them unstuck by simply removing a string. In another episode that involved HIM, he indirectly helps the girls solve a riddle by saying that an ice cream truck on fire was hot and cold. In another episode, he builds a hot-air balloon to fight crime,and was proven to be correct about Mojo Jojo's device being a snow cone machine. Perhaps he fakes stupidity, and has Ms. Bellum do the work since he's slothful.
Him's greatest fear is pain.In one episode Him sought to exploit the Girls' fears in their dreams to destroy them, mentally or otherwise. But eventually they turn around and pummel him, saying they'd show Him his own greatest fear. If you think about it, Him recieves the fewest physical attacks in the entire series. Why? Because he's an immortal creature of evil. He's so above the mortals that thoughts of being harmed are just beyond him. The beating in their collective dreamscapes brought to life Him's fear that he can be just as vulnerable as anyone else.
Everything Nice is a specific productSo it is not subjective, it's pre-canned
In the Powerpuff Girls universe, God is a girl.To counteract Him's role as the devil. Given that they're traditionally arch-enemies and complete opposites, HER(Her Eternal Royalty) is likely rather reserved and prudish(though She may have some hidden perversities.))
Mr. Green from the episode "Substitute Creature" is Aces biological father.I don't know but i heard alot of people say that he is and i think it makes perfect sense why else would ace have green skin?
In the Power Puff Girls reboot the Powerpunk girls will make an appearance.cause i know there's a ton of people who would love to see the powerpunk girls and powerpuff girls face to face.
The Mayor's real name is Barney Mayor.In one episode, his wife calls him Barney, while everyone else calls him Mayor or Mr. Mayor. Nobody but his wife would know to call him Barney, because his wife likely knew his name since their first date. The "Vote For Mayor For Mayor" campaign likely used the last name.
The professor is (or was) a pedophile.To the best of my knowledge, the Professor always had trouble with the ladies. I'm assuming he couldn't find a wife, probably because of his nerdyness or something. In fact, the first time he ever starts dating a girl in the show, it just turns out to be Sedusa, who wants him for his money/wants to abuse the girls (either way, he'd be fine with it. One way he gets a girl and loses money, the other way he indirectly abuses the girls he didn't mean to create). But because of this loneliness, he wanted to create "The Perfect Little Girl". It was an accident to add Chemical X, which is the cause of the girls' superpowers. He now can't take advantage of them because he fears their powers, and doesn't want to be beat up/killed. He still is their father, and did raise them, which is why he seems affectionate toward them. But any abusive parent can be two-faced like that.
Townsville is alternate universe SeattleIt's got a Space Needle-esque tower, it's a center of telecommunication and business, it's got a Japantown, it's in perfect proximity to ocean and woodland, and there's a volcano nearby. Though granted, there's only a couple of episodes where it's actually shown raining or cloudy.
Dick Hardley has some connection to either Him, Aku, or The Gnome from see me, feel me, Gnomey.
Buttercup's Tomboy nature partially stems from wanting to stand out from her sisters.Since Blossom and Bubbles were both named for their personalities and Buttercup's name was an afterthought, this gave her a bit of a complex. Her sisters being very girly, Buttercup developed a Blood Knight attitude to make herself different from them and to get some attention for being "Buttercup" rather than just being a Powerpuff girl.
The little girl who revealed the magician as a phony in ABRACADAVER was Ms.Bellum.
Him isn't actually gay.Yeah, he's a disturbing cross-dresser, has a twisted lisp and freakish appearance, but that doesn't mean he's gay. In reality Him isn't gay or even straight, mainly due to the fact that the only time of love(both romantic and sexual) he could feel is love for pain. The only reason for his camp nature is that Him is because he likes to troll people by being so fruity. That, and he's fond of pink. Being evil incarnate, he might antagonize every group he can as well.
The girls are Professor Utonium's Imaginary Friends.Because let's face it, sugar, spice, everything nice, and mysterious chemicals do not super powered little girls make. Also, McCrackenverse.
The Powerpuff Girls will be Legendary in the Sequel in the 2014 special.Jossed.
Pirate Crack McCraigen has a wife.Her name: Fauren Laust.
The real name of Him, which shall not be pronounced without going mad, is...Marilyn Manson. He's the ultimate evil incarnate, he dresses like a travesti, his voice goes from a girlish falsetto to a deep, reverberating growl and back... the only thing new is the red color... or not◊.
Townsville is a SimCity.Could explain why it's in trouble almost all the time.