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  • Art Shift: The characters will go from their normal faces to an extremely realistic face at times, especially with Jelly Jiggler and Don Patch when they go Oh, Crap!
  • Calvin Ball: How the group usually fights like, completely without rhyme or logic
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: The only sane ones are Beauty, Gasser, Softon and to a lesser extent, Hatenko, but even they have their moments. Bobobo and especially, Don Patch are the ones who are the most nonsensical with Tokoro Tennosuke/Jelly Jiggler, Dengakuman, and Torpedo Girl being not so far behind.
  • Comically Invincible Hero: The heroes often win handily against their enemies in very one-sided bouts either through Calvin Ball logic or direct combat, with no damage, let alone any real lasting damage against tougher enemies. Only a Terrible Trio, a particularly dangerous henchman, or the villain of the arc manages to be any tangible threat at first, but in the end, they suffer the same humiliation as soon as Bobobo and co's antics cause them to break down mentally, Bobobo pulls out an over-the-top technique, or use fusion] in order to pull out a victory.
  • Fusion Dance: Bobobo can do this with Don Patch, Jelly Jiggler, and Dengakuman as well as Torpedo Girl near the finale of part 1 to become Bishōnen characters that bear no resemblance to their fusees, (though Patchbobo resembles Don Patch in eyes and hair)
  • Heel–Face Turn mixed with Defeat Means Friendship, only three members excluding Gasser who was initially associated with the group till the sequel had never been members of the Hair Hunters at any point of the series.
  • Idiot Hero: Only Softon, Beauty, Gasser, and to a lesser extent, Hatenko, come up as the most mature and sensible people of the group most of the time. Don Patch stands out as the most idiotic, in particular, weaponized his stupidity at several points. Bobobo alternates between hiding his rare bouts of worldly experience behind his often inane behavior. Tokoro Tennosuke/Jelly Jiggler, Dengakuman, and Torpedo Girl alternate between having some iota of common sense to indulging in the silly behavior of the others/
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While they are united by friendship, so much is hidden by the fact, they constantly humiliate, ridicule, and often abuse each other for little to no reason. Bobobo himself is the biggest offender.
  • Rag Tag Bunch Of Misfits: An blonde afro man with nose hair, a star like thingy, his key powered lackey, a poo-I mean ice cream headed man, a living jelly, a cute "dog", a torpedo and two kids; not the usual group to go against the forces of evil
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: An extremely messed up example, they are constantly being abused by each other both inside and outside of fighting, often for no reason. Bobobo himself is extremely guilty of being like this.
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    Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo 
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Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (JP), Ichiro Mizuki (PS2 game), Richard Epcar (EN), Regino Ramos (Spain)

The main protagonist of the series, Bobobo-Bo Bo-bobo (or "Bo-bobo", for short) is a man who's made it his mission to put an end to the Chrome Dome Empire. He wields the Fist of the Nosehair, which grants him the uncanny ability to control his nosehairs like whips. He's a Cloud Cuckoo Lander in every sense of the trope, being so incomprehensible and there even characters who're just as strange as him are perplexed by him. In fact, one Toonami promo said it best:

"He's a complicated man. No one understands him except his woman...actually, I don't think anyone understands him."

Bo-bobo is the youngest of five siblings who are masters of bodily hair-based fighting styles, and he is the chosen heir to rule the Hair Kingdom. One of his older brothers, Bi-bibi, responds by starting the Hair Hunt conflict in the first place out of jealousy. Even after getting murdered by Bi-bibi, Bo-bobo triumphs in the end, and he does the same during the Neo Maruhage Empire's reign in Shinsetsu Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo.


  • Afro Asskicker: To the point that his afro will sometimes be part of his attack.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Is he a light-skinned black guy with blond hair, or a white guy with a tan? Made more ambiguous with his siblings being obviously Caucasian, as well as Bishōnen and Bishoujo respectively.
  • Anti-Hero: Type III, while he does have a strong sense of moral code, he's very merciless to his teammates for little to no reason, except Beauty.
  • Badass Baritone: Courtesy of Takehito Koyasu and Richard Epcar.
  • Bare Your Midriff: A male example.
  • Berserk Button: He may act like an idiot most of the time, but if you try to hurt Beauty then he will get serious.
  • Chaotic Stupid: Practically nothing he does makes any amount of sense. His entire being is driven by Rule of Funny.
  • Characterization Marches On: It's jarring to see how Bobobo was much less compelled to subject his allies that weren't Beauty to attacks along with the enemy or use them as human shields than he would be later.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: In the beginning of the Former Chrome Dome Empire arc, he gains a new jacket, which endowed with new abilities turns him into Super Bobobo.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: A poster boy for this trope, almost everything coming from his mouth is Insane Troll Logic by the truckload.
  • Cold Ham: In the Spanish dub. Even his most energetic lines come from a very deadpan voice.
  • Comically Invincible Hero: Bo-bobo rarely gets hurt by his enemies. He'll either negate the effects of their attacks through the sheer power of Confusion Fu, or use Don Patch and Jelly Jiggler as meat shields and let them take the pain.
  • Confusion Fu: When he isn't using Fist of the Nosehair, he's confusing his opponents into submission with his unpredictable attacks.
  • Cranium Compartment: He opens his head at least once. A duck lives inside it.
  • Creepy Crossdresser: The usual result of a muscle bound large man playing dress up.
  • Cross Dresser: Has a female personality regularly called Bo-boko (or "Bo-bobette" depending on which version you're watching).
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Again, is he a white guy with a tan, or a light skinned black guy with blond hair?
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Being abused by two horribly abusive brothers, then surviving the onslaught of his entire home caused by one of his brothers.
  • Disney Death: Gets stabbed in the chest by Bi-bibi during their final battle, but resurrects a la the power of Hajike/"Wiggin' Out".
  • Everyone Has Standards: Sometimes things get so strange, even Bobobo gets confused.
    • The first example being when Captain Battleship bashes his own stomach with his hair.
    Bobobo: Whoa, that was weird.
    • It's Bobobo and not Beauty or Gasser that calls Don Patch out on his weirdly perverted behavior when he's about to lick an ice cream cone.
    • Even he was weirded out Rice began his risqué gimmick.
    • Even he found OVER's true form being Torpedo Girl too out of left field to comprehend at first.
  • Expy: He's pretty much a goofy parody of Kenshiro, both of them being musclebound rebels battling against evil rulers who threaten to take over the world. "Fist of the Nose Hair" (spelled with the kanji for "true") is even a direct parody of "Fist of the North Star" (spelled with the kanji for "God"). The reveal that Bo-bobo is the youngest of five siblings, with one of them being the main villain, is also a direct parody of Kenshiro, who is the youngest of five siblings, and one of them is Raoh, the main antagonist.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Temporarily becomes one after the results of a character popularity poll come in, and he's only number six, despite being the star. He then goes on a rampage against everyone ranked higher than him (Don Patch, Gasser, Jelly Jiggler, and Dengakuman). He stops once he gets to Beauty, who he just can't bring himself to harm.
  • Hammerspace: His afro. And his nostrils. Heck, his entire body is home to a number of other beings.
  • The Hero: Of this story, despite what Don Patch thinks.
    • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Every other second he isn't bringing the hurt on the bad guys, he's using his allies as shields or attacking them for no reason. All except Beauty.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Bo-bobo does this a lot. Whenever Don Patch or Jelly Jiggler get hurt, he'll swear revenge on his opponent...even though Bobobo tends to use them as meat shields, thus causing their injuries. Sometimes he'll just beat up on them for no reason, and then blame his opponent for it.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite all the physical abuse he gives to the group except Beauty, especially to Jelly Jiggler and Don Patch, he cares about them.
  • Large Ham: Though most of the things he says make no sense.note 
  • Manchild: He acts pretty immature most of the time, except to protect his friends (when he's not being overly weird).
  • The Mentor: Acts as this towards Heppokomaru/Gasser, initially, it becomes less apparent as the series goes on.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: So much in Shinsetsu could've been avoided if Bobobo had just killed the Third instead of just defeating him.
  • Only Sane Man: It's rare, but whenever Beauty isn't around to be this, Bo-bobo takes her place on calling out ridiculous stunts, particularly during Don Patch's fight with Rice.
  • Prehensile Hair: Nose hair is supposed to be his main fighting style, but it gets lost as Bobobo uses weirder and weirder techniques.
  • Reality Warper: Bo-bobo can conjure up anything for an attack, making him extremely unpredictable.
  • Repetitive Name: Like his other siblings, his name has a repetition of a B and vowel, in his case, the letter O.
  • The Stoic: 10% of the time, when a fight gets serious, in fact is usually a Perpetual Frowner when not goofing off
    • Not So Stoic: 90% of the time, when he's acting dumb or ridiculousnote 
  • Sharing a Body: Not in a spiritual sense, but rather he has numerous characters living inside him, including the booger brigade, a man and wife who take care of his nosehair, and a squirrel with relationship troubles.
  • Sunglasses at Night: The only time we ever see his eyes is during flashbacks to when he was a kid. The second time, he's dead at the hands of Bibibi. He got better.
  • Triangle Shades: He has these, but due to the comedic standards of the show, they will often act as his eyes to visibly how what he's expressing at the moment.
  • Unfriendly Fire: Starting with the Wiggin Block Arc, Bobobo would often target his allies often intentionally in attacks along with his enemies, using them as human shields or just beating them up for no reason.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: As a Reality Warper and Confusion Fu master, he can change into whatever he wants. It seems he can also use this to negate any enemies that might try to make him go through Involuntary Shapeshifting. When Maitel uses his Medusa Eyes to turn Don Patch into stone, Bo-bobo ends up as a carrot, a cabbage, and an eggplant instead.

    Beauty 
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Voiced by: Ai Nonaka (JP), Atsuko Enomoto (PS2 game), Philece Sampler (credited as Vicky Green) (EN), Teresa de Paz (Spain)

Beauty is an ordinary young girl who comes across Bo-bobo during his attack on the Maruhage Empire's G-Block Unit in a small village. Feeling the need for adventure, she becomes the first companion to join him. She is unable to fight back, but shows signs of boldness on occasion, and it's her who serves as a motivator for Bo-bobo.


  • All Girls Like Ponies: Beauty wanting a pony is something of a Running Gag throughout the series.
  • Audience Surrogate: She's the one who comments on how random everything that happens around her is.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her outfit doesn't cover her stomach and reveals her navel.
  • The Chick/Tagalong Kid (by default): She's not skilled in combat unlike Heppokomaru/Gasser and is the emotional center of the group.
  • Cool Big Sis: After Heppokomaru/Gasser's sister Pokomi has her Heel–Face Turn, she comes to view Beauty as this. She protects Beauty, and Beauty cheers her up when she gets upset.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When she's not shouting at the absurdity of everything she tends to lambast it mercilessly. Sometimes both.
  • Distressed Damsel: Beauty is regularly put into danger, and Bobobo has to save her.
  • Expy: Much like Bo-bobo is one to Kenshiro, Beauty is one of Rin, both of them being young girls that befriend the main hero after they save their village. However, while Rin starts off as a Cute Mute, Beauty has a tendency to start screaming whenever something crazy is happening, which is rather often.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: Side materials note that she's good at cooking.
  • Only Sane Girl: She is without a doubt the sanest member of the group. Even then, she has been known to occasionally accept the insanity of the show, and on very rare occasions, get involved.
    • At the end of the sequel manga, she tells Heppokomaru/Gasser that she actually loves all of the antics that Bo-bobo does, and they were the reason why she joined him again.
  • Morality Pet: To Bo-bobo and Softon, the latter being justified as it's revealed that he's her lost older brother who cares deeply for her and for the former, she's the only one that isn't a victim of his targeting even his own allies tactics.
  • Protectorate: To Bo-bobo and Heppokomaru/Gasser, the latter being romantic in nature and the former being somewhat of a fatherly type in nature in that he doesn't use her as a shield, attack for no reason or weapon against an enemy
  • Ship Tease: With Heppokomaru/Gasser.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: She'll start shouting whenever something absurd happens, which is all the time.
  • Team Normal: Out of the main group, she's the only one with some of Super Fist technique and a tight grip on sanity.
  • Took a Level in Badass: A non-power involved one, during the Empire Playoffs Arc, after she gets fed up of the group's antics, she decides to fight herself. She finds HALEKULANI and is actually willing to fight him, although he refuses.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Her girly girl to Suzu's tomboy.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Hamburgers.
  • Unfazed Everyman: * Downplayed in that while she expects the weirdness after being with the group for a while, the sheer unpredictable and bizarre imagery or logic she sees will still causes her to exasperate in an exaggerated manner to it.
  • Wild Take: She does this so much that it might as well be her default facial expression.

    Don Patch (Poppa Rocks) 
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Voiced by: Masaya Onosaka (JP), Kappei Yamaguchi (PS2 game), Kirk Thornton (EN), Jaime Roca (Spain)

An orange shaped... sun... thing that leads a gang against the Hair Hunt Troops, he is "beaten" at his own game by Bo-bobo and since then became his sidekick, in destroying the empire. He's mostly a Butt-Monkey in the fights, but does manage to defeat some of his enemies on his own. He's arguably more of a Cloud Cuckoo Lander than Bo-bobo.


    Gasser (Heppokomaru) 
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Voiced by: Naomi Shindo (JP), Soichiro Hoshi (PS2 game), Brad MacDonald (EN), Julia Martínez (Spain)

A boy from a village destroyed by the Hair Hunt Troops led by (Captain) Battleship, he joins Bo-bobo to both train and to avenge his hometown. While a competent fighter at first, he is soon demoted to the sidelines as the enemies grow out of his league. He and Beauty also develop a small mutual attraction to one another. He fights using the Fist of the Backwind.

When the manga ends, he decides to keep on training. Ultimately, a sticky situation forces him to join the Hair Hunt Troop, and he becomes the Neo-Maruhage Empire's Neo A-Block Commander in Shinsetsu Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo. Bo-bobo manages to defeat him, and he spends most of the time recovering in a hospital (and training more) until he returns to the group for good. At the end of Shinsetsu, he and Beauty are seen traveling together.


  • Adaptational Dye Job: In the manga, his eyes are red, in the anime, they are gold.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Is called "Hekkun" or "Gas Can" in the Dub by Beauty.
  • Amulet of Dependency: Gasser's neck collar serves more than just making him look all punk. Attempting to master the fist of the back wind comes with a hefty price as it causes those practicing it to mentally regress to a baby like state. Gasser's neck collar helps him maintain his mature mentality and personality as without it, he pretty much acts like a baby and can become defenseless during battles.
  • Anime Hair: He has spikey lime-green hair in the anime and pure white in the original manga.
  • Berserk Button: Don't hurt Beauty in his presence.
  • Doomed Hometown: His hometown of Puu-puu City has been destroyed by the Hair Hunt troops and Captain Battleship.
  • Expy: Of Bat. Both of them are runaways of their villages and end up tagging along with the main protagonist, though Bat leaves his village to spare food for the other children, while Gasser leaves his to find Bobobo and asks to help him become a better fighter.
  • Face–Heel Turn: In Shinsetsu.
  • Fartillery: His power.
  • Fatal Flaw: His gas powers are completely negated by opponents who can either absorb them or blow them away. If his collar is removed, he can overcome this weakness. Sadly, when he fought Loincloth Lloyd, who could just blow away his attacks, his collar tried to undo itself, but ended up going the wrong way, choking Gasser and costing him the fight.
  • Freudian Excuse: In Shinsetsu, he was forced to join the new Chrome Dome Empire due to them holding his younger sister, Pokomi, captive.
    • Turns out she was there willingly. She joins up with the Rebels when she's defeated
  • Gasshole: Weaponized ala his "Fist of the Back Wind."
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: In Shinsetsu, in which in a desperate attempt to win against his former allies, he takes a demonic medicine, turning him into a demon.
  • Manchild: Downplayed. While he's not exactly an adult, when his collar is removed, he loses it and starts acting like an infant.
  • Mr. Exposition: Seems to be a parody of this trope. Sometimes, he acts as if he had heavy knowledge of fighting styles and famous weapons, with no explanation at all.
    Gasser: Calamity Canyon. It's a form of ancient fighting that supposedly dates back to ancient Rome and the gladiators.
    Beauty: DO YOU KNOW EVERYTHING!?
  • Only Sane Man: Like Beauty, he is often perplexed by Bobobo and the gangs antics.
    • Not So Above It All: However, he is not to the degree of Beauty, as he is known to take a lot of the ridiculous antics as serious attacks/weapons.
  • Official Couple: With Beauty.
  • Power Limiter: The collar around his neck, which is actually a character itself. When the collar is removed, Gasser starts acting like a baby, making his behavior unpredictable and his gas powers explode out of control.
  • Put on a Bus: After the fight with him in Shinsetsu, he is bedridden to recover form his injuries (and from the demonic powerup) and asks Bo-bobo to find his sister. When they do find her, he runs off to train until the fight with Shiruyen Kamara.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Subverted manga only, as his natural eye color is red.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Ends up taking some sort of demonic essence to unleash this during his fight with the rebels.
  • Ship Tease: With Beauty, his side of the tease is heavily amplified in the anime in comparison to the manga.
  • Tagalong Kid: While he does possess powers of his own, he does not do much fighting due to a lack of genuine combat experience like the others and being woefully outclassed by the enemies they come across.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Goes from a tagalong to being strong enough to force Bobobo to fuse with Don Patch to become Bobopatch and later easily defeat Shiruyen Kamara, one of the three elites of Czar Baldy Bald the III after the time skip.
  • Unfortunate Name: He's embarrassed by his name. While his name in English, Gasser, is fitting of his fighting style, his Japanese name, Heppokomaru, literally means "Farting Kid." No wonder Beauty offers him the nickname of Gas-Can/Hekkun.
  • Violently Protective Boyfriend: In episode 17, he became deathly serious when Beauty got turned into a doll and threatened Dollman into changing her back.

    Softon 
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Voiced by: Hikaru Midorikawa (JP), Joe Ochman (JP), Emilio García (Spain)

A former member of the C-Block Troop, he is the first enemy to force Bo-bobo to go serious against. After his defeat, he is convinced by Bo-bobo to help him defeat Battleship who's kidnapped Beauty. After that, he does nothing to aid the group until the Halekulani Arc where he helps in one fight and does nothing till the Giga Arc, where he has to fight his Evil Counterpart, J whom which he loses to. He plays a larger role near the end of Part 1, where it's revealed that he is Beauty's older brother.

He returns in the sequel manga during the fight with Usui, but retains a minor role.


  • Adaptational Dye Job: His ice-cream head is chocolate brown in the manga, it was changed to strawberry pink in the anime because the production staff thought leaving it brown would make it resemble poo.
  • Almighty Janitor: During his stay at C-Block, he was either an extremely strong, unranked member within the group or The Dragon of Geha the Gale.
  • Aloof Big Brother: He's Beauty's missing older brother. There are some very subtle hints peppered throughout that say so, but one has to squint to see them.
  • Biseinen: How he really looks under the ice cream mask.
  • Bowdlerise: The color of his head was changed from brown to pink in the anime, to make it look like strawberry soft serve ice cream instead of, well, poop. This also doubles as a shout-out to Dr. Slump, which featured pink-colored Talking Poo.
  • Brought Down to Normal: When he gets captured in the Hair Kingdom arc, he encounters another warrior with the same powers as he does. By the power's law, since she is the stronger opponent, he loses all of his powers and is rendered helpless. Given the established nature of how the Fist of Babylon works (no two people with the Fist of Babylon may coexist at one time), Softon (and Icen) might have originally been a normal, non-powered human being.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite the most professional of the group, even he gets bizarre at times
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Not as obvious, but it's there
  • Foreshadowing: In the anime, after being defeated by Bo-bobo, he is seen looking at a photo of a young Beauty with an older child. It's one of the hints about his real connection with Beauty.
    • When Beauty's in trouble at the Z-Block base, she screams for help from her big brother. After a gag from a random character literally called Big Brother, Softon shows up.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Was once a member of C-Block (likely The Dragon), but only joins after being needed to defeat Battleship.
  • Ice-Cream Koan: He is very prone to this, punnily enough.
  • James Bondage: In the Hair Kingdom arc, leading to The Reveal that he his Beauty's sibling.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Under that mask.
  • Only Sane Man: Other than one instance in the Pomade Ring arc, Softon is completely sane and focused virtually a hundred percent of the time. While his methods of fighting and dialogue can be bizarre, he usually saves face, unlike Beauty and Gasser. There are those moments though...
    Softon: I want stars in my eyes!
    Gasser: SOFTON, YOU'VE LOST IT! I thought he was supposed to be the normal one (cue Gasser along with Jelly Jiggler and Don Patch looking confused and shocked).
  • Perpetual Frowner: Usually, but 90% compared to Bobobo's 10% that he isn't goofy
  • The Smart Guy: He's the group's informant prior to Hatenko's entry into the group.
  • The Stoic: Rarely changes his expression to something odd.
  • Worthy Opponent: To J. In fact, J bestows his powers connected to the Fist of the Black Sun to Softon after he manages to defeat J.
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    Jelly Jiggler (Tokoro Tennosuke) 
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Voiced by: Keiichi Sonobe (JP), Takashi Nagasako (PS2 game), Jamieson Price (EN), Emilio García (Spain)

The former leader of the A-Block Troop, he is the first victim of the Fusion Dance technique of Bobobo, and has since become the guinea pig of Bobobo's and Don Patch's impulsive behaviors.


  • Alliterative Name: In both English and Japanese. General Jelly Jiggler and Tokoro Tennosuke.
  • Anthropomorphic Food: He's lychee-flavored jelly vaguely shaped like a man.
  • Ascended Extra: His first appearance was just for a throwaway joke, but fans liked him so much that Sawai descided to make him one of the main characters.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Back when he was the A-Block Leader, his soldiers looked past his silliness because he was the strongest person there. Despite Katsu appearing to be more threatening, until Jiggler reaffirms this by beating him in a Curb-Stomp Battle. He even lampshades that this is why he was the commander while Katsu was merely a subordinate.
  • Berserk Button: He hates the Japanese letter "Ne", but also tofu as well because it was more edible than him.
  • Butt-Monkey: Bobobo's allies often get treated badly, but Jelly gets the worst of it. He often gets beaten badly during battles by Bobobo and is often the first to be attacked by the villains.
    • Iron Butt Monkey: Despite taking a huge amount of pain, he usually bounces back... being made of jely in all.
  • Characterization Marches On: It's jarring to see the "Nu" obsessed, emotionally unstable target of many a brutal humiliation was once a serious minded and genuine menacing threat that required a fusion to defeat in spite of his spouts of silliness, especially in his first introduction in which he was completely nonchalant about Telu's Momma's Boy issue.
  • The Chew Toy: While most of Bobobo's allies get beatings, Jelly Jiggler is often the one to get the most humiliating treatment from both Bobobo, Don Patch or the enemies, just for being there.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Not as much as Don or Bobobo, but he has his moments due to his Mood-Swinger tendencies and his obsession with his "Nu" handkerchief.
  • Companion Cube: His "Nu" Handkerchief.
  • Crossdresser: Not at the same frequency as Don Patch or even Bobobo, but it does happen on several occasions. It usually only happens during battle when Don Patch is doing it.
  • Freudian Excuse: Jelly Jiggler wasn't a profitable item at the store he was at and then fired, joining the Hair Hunt Troops in order to gather respect and his Mood-Swinger tendencies are implied to be the result of the trauma from that experience.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Joins Bobobo's group to beat Battleship but from his usual treatment, you'd think he was better off as being a bad guy.
  • Large Ham: He is voiced by Jamieson Price after all.
  • Loser Protagonist: He doesn't hold much power in the group, is constantly beaten up, often neglected, and to top it all off, he is often the first to be attacked by the villains.
  • Mood-Swinger: Jelly Jiggler will go from happy to sad to angry in a millisecond.
  • Multiple-Choice Past: Jelly Jiggler was either an Evil Former Friend to Bobobo when they were kids, a narcissistic brat, or was always in his appearance as he tormented a young Bobobo and Hatenko, but his Freudian Excuse of the supermarket was always a genuine consistent.
  • Punny Name: His Japanese name is. "Tokoroten" is a jelly based noodle product, which is combined with "osuke", a common ending to Japanese names, to create "Tokoro Tennosuke."
  • Redemption Demotion: Oh gosh yes! He commanded far more respect as a villain than he ever did as a protagonist. Bo-bobo and his allies treat him as a legitimate threat, and their fight against him wasn't exactly a Curb-Stomp Battle, but a somewhat balanced fight, forcing the need of the first use of the Fusion Dance to defeat him. After he joins the heroes, he's subjected to constant humiliation, often being the first to be attacked by both the villains and Bo-bobo himself.
  • The Stoic: Sometimes. On some occasions when he goes along with Bobobo and Don Patch's weird antics, he'll act completely stone faced.
    Don Patch: (As a lemon themed Magical Girl) A lemon as strong as a kiss, Lemon Princess!
    Bobobo: (As an anthropomorphic strawberry) A strawberry with the sweetness of love, Strawberry Princess!
    Jelly Jiggler: ...And then me, Melon Girl.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: He's infamous for his humiliating treatment at the hands of Bobobo and others even when they're on the same side and being largely ineffectual in fights, but he manages to defeat two of the Cyber Knights and Wandering Tofu by himself.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Not only kicked out of the Empire after his defeat, returning to the shop he hated, but he gets arguably the worse treatment out of the entire group.
  • The Worf Effect: He often loses the most out of the fighters, especially against the Arc Villain. Though he makes up for it by managing to defeat two of the Cyber Knights and Katsu.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: He often gets terrible treatment, but especially in Shinsetsu, where tried to make amends with his fellow Hair Hunt colleagues; but everyone has bad blood with him, especially OVER and Giga. Suzu is nice enough to teleport away.

    Hatenko 
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Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio (JP), Soichiro Hoshi (PS2 game), Jason Palmer (EN), Emilio García (Spain)

Don Patch's right hand man, he comes across as an Aloof Ally to the group, providing information about the Hair Hunt Troops, he is also a survivor of the Hair Kingdom genocide.


  • Aloof Ally: He's not with the main group very often. He's usually off fighting his own battles, though still helping the heroes.
  • The Big Guy: With traits of The Smart Guy whenever he's serious.
  • Cool Key: Uses the Fist of the Key as a weapon to lock his opponents. Or unlock his allies hidden potential as seen in the fight against LOVE!
  • Hero-Worshipper: To Don Patch.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Uses Keys to lock or unlock power.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He's quite the handsome guy and stylish. Heck, Bobobo's nickname for him is Mr. Cool.
  • Only Sane Man: Whenever he's not worshipping Don Patch.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: His family members all look exactly like him. Same clothes and all. And apparently he and his family are all birds. However, these were all revealed to be robots built by Hatenko with the help of an old scientist, in order to keep the secret of his encounter with OVER from Don Patch.
  • Taken for Granite: What happens to those he uses his Fist of the Key on.
  • Yes-Man: To Don Patch.

    Dengakuman 
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Voiced by: Tomoko Kaneda (JP), Atsuko Enomoto (PS2 game), Brian Beacock (EN), Carmen Podio (Spain)

The former again not from a hundred years ago leader of the Z-Block Troops, after being beaten by Bobobo, his only major roles in the series is getting the gang out of a cage and his Fusion Dance with Bobobo.


    The Narrator 
Voice By: Shinichiro Ota (JP), Michael McConnohie (EN), Jaime Roca (Spain)

An anime only character, he's the narrator of the series who often gets as Cloud Cuckoo Lander as the rest of the cast.


  • Gag Dub: In the Japanese version, all he does is narrate, while in the dub, he's given his own character, with problems such as his shrinking salary, his feud with the producer, and he even interacts with the on-screen cast.
  • The Faceless: Usually, but we see him once in a recape episode...
  • Interactive Narrator: He speaks directly to the cast at many points, mostly to Beauty after she criticizes for not doing his job properly.
  • Narrator: Obviously.
  • Unreliable Narrator: Sometimes, he recaps things from the previous episode that never happened, much to the annoyance of Beauty, and sometimes he just can't get his job done because his personal problems get in the way.
  • The Voice: Except for the recap episode where he appears a man in a business suit...with an "N" for a head

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Recurring Allies

    Pickles 
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Voice By: Kimiko Saito (JP), Luis Vicente Ivars (Spain)
A character who accompanied Beauty for no real reason and then dismissed by Bobobo when he asks to join them. Turns out to have been ordered by Bobobo to spy on Bibibi.

    Suzu 
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Voiced by: Wakana Yamazaki (JP), Dorothy Elias Fahn (EN), Carolina Tak (Spain)

Battleship's former right hand lady until Bo-bobo defeats him. She assists Bobobo in the Halekulani arc only to not appear again till the final Tournament Arc of Part 1.


    Rice 
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Voiced by: Hiro Yuki (JP), Yuri Lowenthal (EN), Diana Torres (Spain)

A former Hair Hunt Troop assassin who was also the former King of Wiggin Specialists until defeated by Bobobo.


  • Arc Villain: Of the Wiggin Block arc.
  • Bare Your Midriff: A male example.
  • Bishōnen: A clear parody of the trope, as when he actually fights, he likes to do creepy things like massage his opponents and call them mommy, or humiliate himself by demanding to be spanked and wearing a tutu (which he claims is his pajamas).
  • Confusion Fu: As the former King of Wiggin Specialists, this is his specialty.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After being defeated by Bo-bobo and declaring him the King Of Wiggin Specialists.
    • Defeat Equals Friendship: Becomes an ally and is even called upon when dealing with the Hair Hunt Generals from Baldy-Bald the III's reign.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Giant bowls of rice that trap you inside and turn you into a panda. Or rather, you're asked to put on a panda costume.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: A lot of his own antics cause himself humiliation. This includes faking Potty Failure, wearing a tutu, and asking to be spanked.
  • The Worf Effect: Loses to Lambada after his Big Damn Heroes moment.

    Serviceman 
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Voiced by: Shinichiro Ota (JP), Terrence Stone (EN)

Like Suzu, he was a former agent of Battleship who helps the group out for no apparent reason. He's really nothing more than a public flasher, but he's treated often treated as being really powerful.


  • Adaptational Badass: See that sharp look, Big Ol' Eyebrows and goatee? He has none of that in the manga.
  • Blinded by the Light: In the anime, he's accompanied by little Dengakuman-looking creatures working spotlights, that prevent the audience from seeing what's underneath the sheet.
  • Bowdlerize: A lot of scenes were cut for the broadcast on Cartoon Network/Toonami, but Serviceman was probably hit the hardest of any individual recurring character. A lot of Serviceman's antics didn't make it to air, although they couldn't cut him out entirely, so he still has a presence. One of the last dubbed episodes also implies that he's actually wearing boxers under the sheet.
  • Catchphrase: "Service!"
  • Distaff Counterpart: Has one in the form of Servicegirl, who was a temporary rival.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: No shoes, and no pants or underwear for that matter.
  • Fan Disservice: He lifts up his sheet to show what's under... much to the shock of others.
  • Fanservice: Parody of this.
  • Going Commando: His entire purpose is to flash people.
  • Informed Ability: He's often treated as being very powerful. However, his only attack is showing people his penis. It works a few times on lesser characters, but stronger opponents often One-Hit KO him.

    Bububu-Bu Bu-bubu 
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Bobobo's older sister who's resembles Denbo greatly to Dengakuman's surprise.
  • Action Girl: Runs in the family, utilizing Fist of Armpit Hair to attack her enemies.
  • Identical Stranger: She looks like Denbo in red... much to Dengakuman's shock. Which makes sense considering Denbo is one half Bo-bobo.
  • Prehensile Hair: Uses Fist of Armpit Hair.
  • Smurfette Principle: She's the only sister of the 5 Hair Kingdom children.

Fusions

    In General 
  • Bishōnen: All of them with the exception of intentional Off-Model variants that play to the Rule of Funny are very conventionally beautiful compared to their components.
  • Bishōnen Line: Bobobo himself, while a rugged hunk of a man, often distorts his image through his weird antics, Don Patch, Tokoro Tennosuke/Jelly Jiggler, Dengakuman and Torpedo Girl are all weird creatures who undergo Art Shift to look ugly at times. The fusions, aside from an intentional Off-Model variant, are all very beautiful and conventional human like characters.
  • Comically Invincible Hero: While Bobobo and the others can shrug off deadly attacks and defeat enemies with ease due to their silly behavior, the fusions take this trait to ridiculous lengths. Aside from three exceptions, the fusions will defeat an enemy without being suffering a blow while enacting weirder attacks than Bobobo and his components do on their own.
  • The Comically Serious: Compared to their components, who are goofballs who often act nonsensical, the fusions tend to take the fight more serious. However, a large part of their humor comes from the fact they utilize the same weird techniques of their components while taking them much seriously and treating their nonsense so matter of factly. Being comprised of weirdoes means the weirdness will seep out anyway.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: While Bobobo and co can defeat enemies with relative ease, some stronger enemies require fusion in order to defeat them. Once the conditions are met, it's essentially an inevitability that the adversaries will be defeated in short order, with the only exceptions being Denbo who initially gets stomped until she gets used to combat, Patchbobo being defeated by Byakko and Bibibi oneshotting Torpedo Girbo.
  • Fusion Dissonance: With the exception of Patchbobo's eye/facial features resembling Don Patch and Tenbobo/Bojiggler having the same color as Tokoro Tennosuke/Jiggler for his hair, none of the fusions look like the components they're derived from.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: The fusions are often draw in a much more detailed and elaborate design than their components, the most notable being Adult Woman and Torpedo Girbo.
  • Story-Breaker Power: While Bobobo and the others are always victorious because of their nonsensical behavior, the fusions take the power Bobobo has on his own to even more ridiculous lengths, and with two notable exceptions, it is a foregone conclusion that the enemy will lose, often being hopelessly outclassed with only one exception being J.

    Bobopatch 
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Shinsetsu Bobopatch
Voiced by: Hiroaki Miura (JP), Richard Epcar (EN), Jaime Roca (Spain)
A fusion between Bobobo and Don Patch. Unlike the people who make him up Bobopatch is cold, serious, and only desires to beat his foes as quickly and easily as possible!
  • Badass Baritone: It makes his Cold Ham attitude seem more badass.
  • Bishōnen Line: He appears in the sequel as a younger version of himself
  • But Wait, There's More!: Says something like this in the dub.
    Bobopatch: I can only remain in this form for a limited time offer. I'll throw in free steak knives.
  • Cold Ham: Despite being made of the two hammiest Rebels he's rather serious while still being ludicrous.
  • The Comically Serious: Much like Bobopatchiggler, he's rather cold in his hamminess, but unlike the former, he's generally portrayed as completely no-nonsense in personality, in spite of using the Don Patch sword (a green onion) as a credible sword.
  • Fusion Dance: The first one in the series and the one attempted to redo again and again with rather strange results.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Drawn in much more detailed manner than most of the characters, something that would not happen again till the Torpedo Girl/ Bobobo fusion, Torpedo Girbo. His "Incomplete" form is even worse.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Except for one instance when Jelly welcomes his challenge.
  • You Gotta Have Green Hair

    Bobopatchjiggler (Bobopatchnosuke) 
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Shinsetsu Bobopatchjiggler
Voiced By: Hirofumi Tanaka (JP), Michael McConnohie (EN)
A fusion between Bobobo, Don Patch and Jelly Jiggler. A super serious fusion, even more serious than Bobopatch, and far stronger as well. With a single step the earth shakes and his Majide Time is a force to reckon with!
  • The Comically Serious: He's super serious about beating bad guys, even when engaging in extremely bizarre attacks.
  • Catchphrase: Majide!?/Are you serious!? To the point that his main technique is based on it.
    • Phrase Catcher: The victims of the technique will always be compelled to say it, especially in the Majide Time dimension.
  • Improbable Weapon User: The Tanaka Sword (aka Happy Man Merciless Sword), a normal sword... with a guy's head at the tip! He doesn't even cut people, he just hits them with it. When he returns the Happy Man sword becomes three heads on a trio of springs attached to a grip!
  • Multicolored Hair: He has black hair with purple highlights.
  • Mood-Swinger: He alternates between being composed to being high-strung in seconds. It's heavily implied that it's inherited from Tokoro Tennosuke/Jelly Jiggler as Bojiggler has this trait as well, but it's not as exaggerated as the latter case.
  • Reality Warper: He can create an outer space like pocket dimension with no laws of time and space to define it called Majide Time. It causes strange things even by the show's standards to become common place, invoked by the victim saying Majide/Are you serious?.
  • Voice of the Legion: Played with, in the dub his voices switches in pitch tone between the three fusees, it's as surreal as it sounds.

    Denbo 
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Voiced by: Mariko Kouda (JP), Kate Higgins (EN, episode 48), Cindy Robinson (EN, episode 76), Blanca Rada (Spain)
A fusion between Bobobo and Dengakuman. A cheerful, if a bit ditzy, magical girl who only wants to make people happy. Just don't piss her off!

    Patchbobo 
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Papapa-pa Pa-papatch
Voiced By: Reiko Kiuchi (JP), Bryce Papenbrook (EN), Juan Navarro (Spain)
An alternate fusion of Don Patch and Bobobo. When beginning the technique, Don Patch messed with some buttons to try and have his name be first. The result is a brand new fusion.
  • Anime Hair: Mix of Yugi's highlights and Super Saiyan
  • Confusion Fu: Up to Eleven. While there are several powerful Haijeklists/Wiggin Specialists, Pa-papatch goes above and beyond, to where the fusion of Bobobo's and Don Patch's "Wiggin Souls" allows them to create a true Super Fist of Wiggin.
  • Expy: Of Super Saiyans, with Pa-pa-Papatch being the most blatant example.
  • Fusion Dance: Weaponized. He can combine various objects or people for powerful effects.
  • Serial Escalation: Patchbobo weaponizes Fusion Dance in unique ways.
    • In Shinsetsu, his Super Mode Papapa-pa Pa-papatch not only grows much longer hair, but his techniques are among the strongest of the series.
  • Super Mode: Papapa-pa Pa-papatch.
  • Swiss-Army Superpower: Patchbobo only has one ability to fight withnote , the ability to fuse two objects or beings together. As shown in Confusion Fu, he's able to create weapons ranging, from swords, cannons, stronger allies or even create weaker enemies with this ability.

    Mr. Bojiggler (Tenbobo) 
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Shinsetsu Bojiggler
Voiced by: Ken Takeuchi (JP), Johnny Yong Bosch (EN), Emilio García (Spain)
A fusion between Bobobo and Jelly Jiggler. A peace-loving pretty boy all he wants is for everyone to get along... and he'll use more violence than necessary and then some to make it happen. Whether or not he's speaking the truth, he's one of the most violent fusions!
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: During his quiz on peace.
    Bojiggler: If your answers lead to peace, you'll win this neat-o peace pin, and it's not available in stores, ya know! But if your answers don't lead to peace, I'LL TAKE YOU DOWN! And no pin.
    Beauty: WOAH, THAT'S HARSH!
  • Bishōnen: Out of the male fusions, he's the most conventional attractive with a slim and effeminate appearance. This makes the contrast of his extremely bipolar bouts of violent anger] to his more soft-spoken and seemingly friendly attitude, all the shocking.
  • Dub Name Change: He is called "Tenbobo" in the Spanish dub and Bojiggler in the English dub.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Harks on about peace while beating the living snot out of his opponents.
  • Jerkass: He doesn't care if you answered a question on his peace quiz right. He's still going to punch you.
  • Mood-Swinger: He will change from friendly, sensitive, serious to angry in seconds. It's heavily implied that it's a result of Tokoro Tennosuke/Jelly Jiggler's influence on the fusion.
  • Reluctant Warrior: Parodies this, and then subverts it (in the English dub) when he reveals that his talk about peace was all an act.
  • Technical Pacifist: His second form is actually trying to block his foe's attacks but it doesn't stop him from hitting Don Patch!
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has blue hair.

    Kintenbo 
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As a fusion between Bobobo, Jelly Jiggler, and Halekulani's money, he's a reckless gambler who loves to put his money (and his foes) on the line. Being made of Halekulani's money, he never shows up again.

    Adult Woman 
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The other fusion of Bobobo and Don Patch as a result of fusing inside the "O" dimension. A serious and mature woman who's not quite as serious as she seems.
  • Action Girl: She easily handles Shigeki X's true form, a threat that made the III nervous, and his accomplice with ease.
  • Cold Ham: She is stern and reserved while making dramatic speeches.
  • The Comically Serious: She is very mature and serious, even though she utilizes very unusual attacks.
  • Gender Bender: The very male Bobobo and Don Patch become this very obvious woman.
  • Fusion Dance: The third attempt on the Bopatch fusion, but due to being in the X Dimension, it resulted in this
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Is drawn in a realistic way compared to most of the series, looking more like an average woman and not possessing the ornate garb of the other fusions. The unusual circumstances that led to her creation likely played a part in this.

    Torpedo Girbo 
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A fusion between Torpedo Girl and Bobobo. He seems really tough and is very handsome could he be strong enough to handle Bibibi-bi Bi-bibi's power? Nope.
  • Bishōnen: It helps he looks like Sephiroth.
  • Flat Character: Even more than the rest of the fusions! He doesn't even get a single attack in before getting his ass beat.
  • Gender Bender: Played straight with Torpedo Girl, who becomes a male when fusing with Bobobo, but subverted with Bobobo himself.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: The most detailed of all of the Bobobo fusions pre-timeskip, looking like something that came from an entirely different manga.
  • Shout-Out: He's literally Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII with different clothes.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Just as he's formed, Bibibi one shots him with his Fist of Hair Hunt, so how he fights is completely unknown.
  • The Worf Effect: He's only there to show off how powerful Bibibi is.

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