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It's our boyfriends!!

May, Marie, and Lee, a trio of crazy sisters who live in the local trailer park and the main antagonists of the show. Each of them has a crush on one of the Eds, and the Kankers enjoy tormenting them and the other neighborhood kids.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: Normally, each Kanker has her preferred Ed - May has Ed, Marie has Edd, and Lee has Eddy - but not only will all three of them dogpile and fight over one Ed if the other two aren't around, they also tend to fawn over other guys they consider attractive enough, e.g. Rolf in his full Urban Rangers uniform in "Ed Overboard". Regardless, all the kids in the cul-de-sac fear the Kankers, to the point that all of them will run away if they happen to show up as the Kankers are violently unpredictable.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: In the Animesque, Cartoon Network themed MMORPG FusionFall. Lee and Marie's features are softened to the point where you can call them attractive, while even May is made to look much cuter.
  • All Women Are Lustful: Especially the Kankers. What do they do when they inevitably catch up with the target of their affections? Smother him in hugs and kisses, pretty much to radar-breaking extents - one of the most hysterical examples has got to be "Key to My Ed" at the end of which they restrain the Eds by their feet to force them into doing footsies with the girls.
  • Anti-Villain: Type I in The Movie - after learning the Eds are in trouble, they drop everything and capture their pursuers. Also, they are visibly outraged (Lee) and terrified (Marie) after Eddy's brother shows his true colors and beats up Eddy and Edd. In series they could be seen as Type II: see Broken Bird and Freudian Excuse.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other:
    • They fight almost all the time, however in the Valentine's Day episode they went on the warpath after they thought Edd had somehow hypnotized May.
    • Similarly, in Ed Overboard, Marie and Lee go kidnap Ed after humiliating May by way of an apology.
    • They become very angry when their Ship-Inna-Bottle is taken; when they get it back, Lee happily exclaims, "We're a family again, girls!"
  • The Bad Guy Wins: A deleted scene from Take This Ed and Shove It would have revealed that, at some point, the Eds got married to their respective Kankers, thus providing them with their ultimate victory. And those babies? They're their grandchildren. Witness.
  • Berserk Button: Don't steal their Ship-In-A-Bottle, as it was treated like the Apocalypse How when they discovered it was missing.
  • Big Bad: The closest thing this show has to one, at least before the movie and the introduction of Eddy's brother. In all the episodes where they have a major role, they are the main antagonists (otherwise they are just used as a Diabolus ex Machina).
  • Big Sister Instinct: As much as they pick on May, Lee and Marie still care about her. They are quite protective of her in the Valentine's Day episode.
    Marie: Where's our May?!
    Lee: Tell your stupid friend to stay away from our sister!
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: May, Marie and Lee, respectively. Although Marie actually has blue hair, and isn't a brunette.
  • The Bully: More of “The bullies.” They take pleasure in not only terrorizing the Eds, but the other kids as well.
  • Catchphrase: They tend to say "it's our boyfriends!", upon seeing the Eds.
  • Characterization Marches On:
    • Their debut episode portrayed them in a slightly more sympathy-invoking way, acting significantly more friendly and hospitable while the Eds treat them like garbage.
    • Other early episodes in season 1 show them act like bullies to the Eds instead of stalkers. They appeared just to ruin the Eds' scams, like stealing their money or treehouse and when they caught the Eds after they took an embarrassing photo of them they gave them a bad makeover to "make them pretty" instead of kissing them like they would any other time in the series.
    • Also, similar to Ed's Super Strength, their tendency to come out of nowhere was much more infrequent, to almost non-existent in the earlier seasons.
  • Create Your Own Villain: If you assume Nagged to Ed was the Kankers' Start of Darkness.
  • Cry Cute: All three pull this in Nagged To Ed.
  • Dark Action Girl: They are very strong female antagonists who can kick the ass of all the characters.
  • Diabolus ex Machina: They usually show up only when something is going right for the Eds.
  • Disappeared Dad: Three of them, according to Nagged to Ed: Rod, Bubba, and Butch.
  • Distaff Counterpart: To the Eds: Lee is the ringleader, Marie is the bickering wing-man, and May is the moody ditz.
  • The Dividual: Aside from their physical appearance and individual preference within the titular trio, they are pretty much the same character unlike the Eds, especially in the early episodes. The youngest one, May, starts to break the mold a bit later on and even gets A Day in the Limelight in one episode.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Usually played annoyingly straight, but subverted in "A Twist of Ed", where the Eds are the stalkers and they are the victims. It all goes well until Eddy breaks a sweat.
  • The Dreaded: The most feared bullies in the neighborhood, and the most obnoxious admirers.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones:
    • They are villains in all the episodes where they have a major role, but they are also a family and love each other (despite frequent bickering).
    • While their "love" for the Eds is usually a Villainous Crush, in their first appearance and the movie (and May in the Valentine's Day episode) they show genuine care towards them.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: When they observe Edd and Eddy getting beat up by Eddy's brother, Lee and Marie react with outrage. It may just be a matter of who is getting beat up.
    Marie: Double D!
  • Evil Counterpart: They serve as this to the Eds. They are a trio (The Leader, The Lancer, The Ditz) of outcasts like them. But unlike the Eds, they use violence to solve their problems and torment other people For the Evulz.
  • Flanderization: Not them per se, but the way they enact their stalking went from creative schemes (the "attraction ride", dressing up as pirates, playing cowgirls etc.) to make it seem like in later seasons they don't put that much effort into their modus operandi.
  • Flat Character: They're always either annoying the Eds or tormenting everyone else, Nagged to Ed notwithstanding. That said, May seems to have a little more depth than her sisters.
  • Forceful Kiss: They subject the Eds to this regularly, and leave them Covered in Kisses.
  • Freudian Excuse: It can be inferred, from their introduction episode Nagged to Ed, that the Kankers' boy obsession stems from their mother either sleeping with, being married to (and divorced from), or dating three different guys (why else would The Kanker Sisters have three bathrobes with three different names on them?) and, without a strong father figure or any moral compass, the girls see their mom's behavior as acceptable. To make the point even clearer, the girls have almost no physical attributes in common and by taking a closer look at their behavior, you'll notice a sliding scale in matureness in following order: May, Marie, and Lee. Combined with the points above we can assume, that the girls are only half sisters, one for each man.
  • Friendless Background: Three sisters who never hang out with anyone other than each other, because nobody likes being around them. The Eds don't enjoy their company, to say the least, and a Running Gag is them running away from the three sisters every time they meet them.
  • Gag Lips: All three of them will usually have their lips grow to comedic sizes when puckering up to kiss the Eds. Usually they also gain lipstick from out of nowhere when puckering up, but sometimes they are seen putting it on beforehand.
  • Gang of Bullies: They bully everyone, not just the Eds.
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: They fight almost all the time.
  • Hey, You!: Aside from the Eds, they never seem to remember the names of anyone else in the cul-de-sac. May even suggests they rename Jimmy "Dutch" in the movie, which Lee and Marie even go along with. Though in one of the earlier episodes, they referred to Kevin by name.
  • Hot-Blooded: All three are reckless and hot-tempered.
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming: In The Movie. Throughout most of the film, the Kankers were hunting down and capturing the others kids for having the temerity to even try and harm the Eds ("Ain't no one beating up on my man but me!"). They were also outright disgusted at Eddy's brother for beating on them in the first place.
  • Jerkass: All of them are bullies, but Lee in particular is a jerk even to her sisters.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In the movie. Outside of that, they sometimes treat each other with respect - see Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other.
  • Karma Houdini: In context, they never get any serious long-lasting comeuppance for their shenanigans, even in the movie.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: Very rarely, but there are moments where other characters are able to punish them, as they are beaten up by Jonny in "Home Cooked Eds", defeated by Plank in "For the Ed, by the Ed", scared by Ed ("Dawn of the Eds") or Eddy ("A Fistful of Ed"). And in "Momma's Little Ed", Ed traps their heads in a measuring cup.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch:
    • They once held Kevin hostage, spinning him around on a giant tire and threatening to kiss him.
    • They decide to teach Eddy's Brother a lesson at the end of the Movie.
  • Kissing Discretion Shot: Whenever they successfully manage to kiss the Eds the screen never actually shows them kissing the Eds, with the screen turning to black or the scene shifting as it happens, but the Eds are usually seen Covered in Kisses afterwards. This is only averted in "Ed Overboard" when May is seen kissing Ed three times.
  • Lack of Empathy: At their worst, they are ruthless molesters who couldn't care less about the suffering of their "boyfriends".
  • The Lad-ette: Aggressive, violent, (mostly) unhygienic, female bullies who love fighting and inappropriately harassing the Eds.
  • Last-Name Basis: You rarely hear the Eds nor the kids call the Kankers by their first names. The Eds, in particular, like to shout "Kankers!" when they spot the trio of girls.
  • Lean and Mean: All three are thin and violent.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: If you want to call their creepy obsession with the Eds "love".
  • Loving Bully: The Kanker Sisters are utterly head over heels for the Eds, as well as their worst tormentors. Somewhat unique in that their amorous feelings are completely known to their victims, and the bullying usually involves the girls forcing themselves on the Eds.
  • Lower-Class Lout: Three half-sisters raised by a single mother, living in a trailer park, getting their kicks out of tormenting everybody else and inappropriately harassing the protagonists, with very little redeeming qualities.
  • Lust: Their defining flaw. They love to make out with the Eds, whether they want it or not.
  • Missed Him by That Much: Throughout "Run For Your Ed". The Kanker Sisters are tearing up the cul-de-sac in search of their ship-in-a-bottle, while the Eds are stuck with it thanks to a sleepwalking Ed.
  • Mysterious Past: Their origin was never fully explored or cleared:
    • In their first episode "Nagged to Ed", they specifically mention that they just moved in, but from where isn't mentioned.
    • Then in "A Town Called Ed" it is stated that the Land on which Peach Creek was found was their ancestors' property. But why do they live in poverty, if basically they own the land?
    • Very interestingly the treasure map from Eddy's Brother's room led to their trailer, and when May finds it, she says she buried it there. Implying a connection between them and Eddy's brother that was never touched upon.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: "Kanker" is also the Dutch and Indonesian word for cancer. "Kanker" in vernacular Dutch can also be more or less translated as "fuck". Then there's the obvious association with canker sores, which —fittingly enough— are painful and all but impossible to get rid of.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: They are all antagonists but a Terrible Trio version of it can be: May (nice), Lee (mean), and Marie (in-between), with Lee and Marie sometimes switching roles.
  • No Indoor Voice: Quite a lot of their dialogue is them yelling at each other, or shrieking, "It's our boyfriends!!"
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Much to the horror of the title characters.
  • Out of Focus: They appear much more in the first season than in the rest of the series.
  • Parental Issues: Their Freudian Excuse.
  • Pet the Dog: In the movie, they capture the kids to save the Eds from their wrath. Also, after Eddy's Brother beats up Eddy, they decide to let the Eds go and they give Eddy's Brother his just desserts.
  • Phrase Catcher: "Kankers!"
  • The Pig Pen: Downplayed, as they don't have bad body odor. It's just that they look like they don't brush their teeth nor take a bath as much.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: As a whole, the red to the Eds' blue. They prefer solving their problems via brute force, to the chagrin of everybody else.
  • Second Episode Introduction: They are introduced in the second episode, Nagged To Ed. Downplayed, since this episode is paired with the first.
  • Self-Proclaimed Love Interest: Towards their "boyfriends", who clearly are not interested in their stalkers.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely:
    • In Nagged to Ed, the three freshened up surprisingly well.
    • In May I Have This Ed they were more dressed up than usual and looked fairly nice.
  • Sibling Team: While they fight often, they are the only siblings on the show who work as a team. They do everything together.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: They are involved in over-the-top slapstick comedy, especially May who is punched by her sisters more often and is even used as on object (Lee knocks down a door using May and has also used May as a rowboat paddle and an umbrella before)
  • Stalker with a Crush: To the Eds. Even when they were introduced in "Nagged to Ed", the second episode of the series, it was clear they had some stalker tendencies as they not only knew Edd's preferred moniker before he could introduce himself but even had drawings of themselves being with each of the Eds on their wallnote, done well in advance of the girls even meeting the Eds for the first time.
  • Stalking Is Funny If It Is Female After Male: Their obsessive, clingy attitude towards the Eds is played for comedy.
  • Stay in the Kitchen: Viciously inverted. They view the Eds (and men in general) as weak and more fit for housework.
  • Super Strength: Just scroll down to Unstoppable Rage...
  • A Taste of Their Own Medicine: In "A Twist of Ed" when Ed and Double D use Reverse Psychology on them to try to scare them away and leave them alone. They catch on to the plan when Eddy can't bring himself to flirt with them though, which results in the Kankers doing it to the Eds with "Reverse-Reverse Psychology", pretending to still be scared of them just to lure them into their bedroom, trap them, and force another round of kissing on their reaffirmed "boyfriends".
  • "Take That!" Kiss: All three of them have a crush on the Eds, but their constant kiss attacks are just as much their way of bullying the Eds as it is them showering them with affection, and the Kankers are very aware of this. They'll happily try to kiss the Eds just for running into them, but they'll also take the time to do it after ruining one of their scams ("Avast Ye Eds"), defeating the Eds in a showdown ("Know It All Ed"), or even to get revenge against them ("A Twist Of Ed").
  • Terrible Trio: Especially when they destroy the cul-de-sac trying to find their heirloom, the Ship-Inna-Bottle.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: All three of them fit The Lad-ette trope. They are also rather boy-crazy, and they like to wear makeup and take care of their hair.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Sort of. Until Eddy told them to beat it in "Fistful of Ed", they treated the Eds as their personal toys. In May I Have This Ed? they use less violent (for their respective Ed, at least) methods to gain their affection. Come the movie, and they are jerks with hearts of gold, with slightly more emphasis on the "jerk" part.
  • Town Girls:
  • Trademark Favorite Food: More like "trademark favorite condiment," but it still counts. The Kankers love using ketchup as a sauce to their meals.
  • Unstoppable Rage: "Run for your Ed". When the Kankers lost their ship in a bottle, the cul-de-sac took more damage in their search for it than in all the preceding episodes combined. To put this in perspective, they caused cracks to appear in the streets, water to shoot from fire hydrants, and decimated houses in seconds. Their anger was like a natural disaster. Rolf's farm animals went berserk due to the animals' uncanny ability to detect natural disasters by instinct. Rolf, one of the toughest characters in the cast, spent their rampage in a storm shelter.
  • Unwanted Harem: They generally each have their preferred Ed, but all three will go after the same one if the other two aren't around.
  • Villainesses Want Heroes: The Eds aren't exactly "heroes" and the Kankers "villains" but the former are the main characters while the Kankers serve as the antagonists.
  • Villainous Crush: On the Eds, in a very over-the-top fashion. It's still unknown whether or not they actually have a serious crush on the Eds (their "boyfriends"), or just want men to boss around.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: When they heard that the kids were going after "their boyfriends" to kill them, they immediately set out to save them by capturing all the kids one by one.
  • What Does She See in Him?: It's unclear why the Kankers are so attracted to the Eds; they see them as kindred spirits, perhaps?
  • We Have Ways of Making You Talk: Subverted - Lee gives Sarah a wet willy so she'll reveal what's going to happen to the Eds, but she refuses to talk. Jimmy, however, squeals straight away.
  • Yandere: They show tendencies of this, particularly Marie in the episode May I Have This Ed. Unless they're all in on it together, DON'T steal their "boyfriends."
  • Younger Than They Look: They're apparently in the same grade as the Eds. It is possible they've been held back a year or so, though. They mention skipping school and have made the Janitor's room cozy for when they want to hang out in there.
  • Youthful Freckles: The only physical trait they have in common.
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    Lee Kanker 
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Voiced by: (English) Janyse Jaud
Voiced by: (Latin America) Irene Jiménez

The eldest and the leader of the Kanker Sisters. She has a crush on Eddy, much to his dismay.


  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Her crush on Eddy. Which is ironic considering she's probably much more of a bad girl than Eddy is a "bad boy".
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: She's the strongest person out of her sisters, seeing as how she can overpower both of them at once. This is probably why she's the one in charge by default.
  • Big Sister Bully: She's often a jerk to her younger sisters (especially May), though Marie and May aren't exactly passive types either.
  • Blinding Bangs: Her eyes are covered by her hair.
  • Blood Knight: She loves fighting and beating the tar out of people, and expresses disappointment that the Cul-De-Sac kids didn't invite the Kankers over in a neighborhood rumble.
  • Character Tic: Her putting her finger on her chin when she's thinking and lifting her leg up when she's enthused, could count. Possibly justified due to her Hidden Eyes.
  • Evil Redhead: Has red hair and is quite cruel, as the leader of a Gang of Bullies.
  • Extra Eyes: Has them in the movie, either as a one-shot gag or as a smear frame; a few other episodes showed her with two eyes.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Her eyes are rarely seen.
  • Fighting the Lancer: Often to Marie.
  • Fiery Redhead: A reckless, Hot-Blooded redhead who loves fighting and tormenting people along with her younger sisters.
  • Gonk: She isn't exactly pretty to begin with, but with her Extra Eyes seen in The Movie she's almost scary looking. Of course, the extra eye may have just been a gag.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: She uses Ed as a mallet in "May I Have this Ed" and May as a club in "Big Picture Show".
  • Guttural Growler: She has a deep, grating voice, compared to her sisters.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: This is never commented on in the series, but if Lee would take on masculine clothing, she could pass for a boy. Mostly because of her short hairstyle and that you rarely see her eyes, since most girls in the series are depicted with eyelashes.
  • Large and in Charge: The tallest Kanker and The Leader of the trio.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Downplayed example, but Lee's facial design has a more prominent chin than the other female characters.
  • The Leader: Type I or Type II.
  • Let Me at Him!: To Eddy's brother when he beats up Eddy in the movie. Her sisters have to hold her back.
  • Nobody Touches the Hair: She's pretty territorial over her hair- she won't even let Eddy touch it.
  • No-Sell: She's immune to the Hypnowheel - Eddy thinks it's because of her Blinding Bangs.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: She calls Nazz a "hussy" in "May I Have This Ed?" because of her hanging out with Double D in the school dance, much to Marie's jealousy. How she gets away with saying that in a kid's show is beyond anyone.
  • Strong Girl, Smart Guy: Strong Girl to Eddy's Smart Guy, to some extent. Eddy relies on trickery to succeed, while Lee uses brute force.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Huge Girl to Eddy's Tiny Guy.
  • Tomboyish Name: In a way - she has an unisex name.
  • Tomboyish Voice: Has the manliest voice out of all the female characters.
  • Younger Than They Look: She's apparently in the same grade as her younger sisters, though she might have been held back a grade.

    Marie Kanker 
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Voiced by: (English) Kathleen Barr
Voiced by: (Latin America) Isabel Martiñón

The middle child of the Kankers. She has a crush on Edd, although her feelings aren't returned.


  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: According to "Over Your Ed", she likes cheaters. According to "Run for your Ed", she also like slobs. In reality, she has a crush on Edd who is neither.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her black tanktop exposes her midriff.
  • Big Sister Bully: Along with Lee, she occasionally picks on May.
  • Brutal Honesty: Has no problem telling people what she thinks of them, calling Eddy "the little yappy one". She insults May's intelligence so often it's almost a Running Gag.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Whenever Edd is with some other girl. Especially seen in "May I Have this Ed?".
  • Cool Loser: She dresses like a punk rocker, and she's a sharp-tongued, pretty Little Miss Badass. She's much cooler than Lee and May and has the least annoying voice of the three. However she's still a creepy stalker/bully like her sisters, and this explains why she's an outcast and Edd doesn't like her.
  • Cute Bruiser: Marie is a pretty chick who can kick ass. In "Tag Yer Ed" she is able to defeat all three Eds in a wrestling match in less than 20 seconds.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: Downplayed. Her voice is very high and screechy but it's not as bad as Lee and May's voices.
  • Early Installment Character-Design Difference: Her blue hair was less dark when she was introduced. Just compare screenshots of "Nagged to Ed" and The Movie, her first and last appearances, side by side.
  • Flat Character: Lee is clearly the leader and May is a naive misfit, leaving Marie as the least developed of the sisters. Some fans try to paint her as "the smart one" or the Straight Man of the trio to make her match with Edd, but there's little evidence of this on the show.
  • Formerly Fit: In a deleted scene from "Take This Ed and Shove It", which sees the Cul-de-Sac 90 years in the future, she's portrayed as a fat old woman.
  • Generic Cuteness: Her sisters can hardly be considered good-looking, but Marie, if it weren't for her yellow teeth, could easily be seen as at least pretty.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • She's apparently quite good at art and enjoys painting.
    • Her crush on Double D is probably enough to imply more hidden depths. She's the only Kanker who is attracted to someone who is very different from her.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: She looks pretty now but a deleted scene from "Take This Ed and Shove It" reveals that she will grow up into a very ugly and obese old woman.
  • Just Eat Gilligan: Edd, being Edd, probably wouldn't turn her down if she considered asking him out politely when Ed and Eddy weren't around.
  • The Lad-ette: The most tomboyish of the three sisters.
  • Little Miss Badass: Marie is not very tall but she's still one of the strongest female characters on the show.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Masculine Girl to Double D's Feminine Boy. Marie is an intimidating tomboyish bad girl with a punk look and Edd is a shy nerdy Nice Guy.
  • Opposites Attract: A one-sided example since she has an unrequited crush on Double D, with whom she shares nothing in common.
  • Oral Fixation: Marie is usually chewing gum.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: She wears her hair in the emo fringe style.
  • The Quincy Punk: She definitely has the look and the attitude.
  • Shy Blue-Haired Girl: Averted.
  • Street Smart: While not an academic genius like Edd, she's very crafty and often thought of as being the smartest of the trio.
  • Strong Girl, Smart Guy: The Strong Girl to Edd's Smart Guy. She is a tough and violent Kanker sister while Edd is a bookish Child Prodigy.
  • Tanktop Tomboy: By far the most tomboyish girl in the show and she wears a black tanktop.
  • Uptight Loves Wild: Inverted with the Wild Marie's infatuation with the Uptight Edd.
  • Wrench Wench: She likes cars and is able to fix vehicles on her own. .
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: To a "T". Makes you wonder if it's natural like Rolf's, or if it's dyed blue (it's a lighter shade of blue than Rolf's).

    May Kanker 
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Voiced by: (English) Erin Fitzgerald
Voiced by: (Latin America) Circe Luna

The youngest of the Kankers. She has a crush on Ed, although Ed thinks Girls Have Cooties.


  • Adorkable: Being naive, goofy, and the sweetest of the three sisters.
  • Affably Evil: She may be violently obsessive over her respective crush like her other two sisters, but she's the kindest of the trio.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Is sometimes this to Lee and Marie, when they get annoyed by her stupidity.
    May: Oh goodie goodie! We're in the same homeroom, guys!
    Lee: (Lee punches May) Who cares. When's the last time we went to class?
    Marie: She's dumber than a truck tire, I swear.
    May: (racing after her sisters) I love truck tires!
  • Bare Your Midriff: Like her sister Marie. Her T-shirt exposes her midriff.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: While she tends to get the short end of the stick when fighting with her sisters, she can stand up for herself and is perfectly able to fight back. In "Ed Overboard", she has a violent tantrum that makes her sisters hide behind the sofa.
  • Break the Cutie: In the Valentine's Day episode. She breaks down crying when Ed rejects her and her Valentine's card.
  • Butt-Monkey: Particularly when Lee and Marie gang up on her. However, she does dish it back.
  • The Cameo: Makes a silent one in "Truth or Ed", making her the only Kanker who has appeared alone in a episode.
  • Closet Geek: In "Hanky Panky Hullabaloo", she shows a surprising knowledge of chemistry facts.
  • Crack Pairing: In-Universe with Edd in the Valentine's Day episode.
  • Crush Blush: After Ed calls her pretty in "A Twist of Ed", her Adorkable nature really surfaces and she blushes.
  • Cry Cute:
    • In the Valentine's Day episode when she doesn't get any cards for Valentine's and Ed rejects her.
    • In "Ed Overboard" when her sisters ruin her appearance and she starts crying with her Ed doll.
    • In "Run For Your Ed" when the Ship-Inna-Bottle is found missing.
  • Cute Bruiser: She is the youngest Adorkable of the trio and usually resorts to violence along with her sisters.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: Well...kind of cute and her Simpleton Voice is definitely cacophonic.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: She's a bit of a klutz, like her male counterpart Ed.
  • The Ditz: May isn't very bright, being a Dumb Blonde and all.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: In the first two seasons she has (mostly) the same personality as her sisters and all three Kankers are more or less The Dividual. In later episodes she tends to be portrayed as the most naive (and, by extension, the most innocent) of the three sisters.
  • Dumb Blonde: May has blond hair and is usually The Ditz of the trio.
    May: "What number do you dial for 911?!"
  • Dumb Is Good: To an extent. She's nicer than her sisters.
  • Dumb Muscle: Like Ed, May is the least intelligent of her trio and is shown to be very strong sometimes.
  • Evil Counterpart: Other than being this to Ed (as the three Kankers are evil counterparts to the Eds), she's also one to Nazz. They are both cute, ditzy (but Smarter Than They Look) blonde girls who share the same voice actress. But while Nazz is a peaceful and mature Team Mom who is always willing to help the others, May is part of a Terrible Trio and usually seen tormenting people along with her sisters.
  • Gag Haircut: More like "gag hairstyle" in the episode "Ed Overboard".
  • Genius Ditz: Despite being usually portrayed as a Dumb Blonde, she is revealed to be good at chemistry in the Valentine's Day special (probably to make her and Edd look like Birds of a Feather).
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: She seems to genuinely love Ed. In the Valentine's Day special she was willing to approach him in a nice way with a Valentine's card, and she was reduced to tears after he rejected her.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Tiny Girl to Ed's Huge Guy. She's the shortest and youngest Kanker and her crush is the tallest of the Eds.
  • Ms. Imagination: She dreams of being a movie star, adored by millions, in general she seems to be the more creative and imaginative of the sisters (much like Ed) and is the most enthusiastic about pretending to be a Pirate ("Avast Ye Eds") and a western cowgirl ("Know it All Ed").
  • Pair the Dumb Ones: May (the dumbest of the Kankers) has a crush on Ed (the dumbest of the Eds) and in the Eds/Kankers interactions, she's usually paired with him.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: She carries an oven without breaking a sweat in "A Fistful of Ed" and is seen being able to carry Ed easily.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: With Edd in the Valentine's Day episode. She calls him "Lambchop".
  • Simpleton Voice: Like Ed, she has an annoying "dumb" voice with a very thick lisp.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Again, according to the Valentine's Day special, as seen in Genius Ditz.
  • Token Good Teammate: Downplayed. While she is as much of a bully as her two sisters, May is the only member of the trio whose feelings for the matching Ed seem genuine, and not mere lust/desire for dominance, as she is reduced to a crying mess at the prospect of Ed not loving her back.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: While she was never of Edd-level intelligence, May became a lot less intelligent as the show went on, to becoming the female Ed (how fitting). Though not quite reaching Ed's level of stupidity.

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