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Blooregard "Bloo" Q. Kazoo

Voiced by: Keith Ferguson (English), Noriaki Sugiyama (Japanese), Noé Velázquez (Latin American Spanish)

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We'd tell him to get a clue, but he'd have Wilt do it for him instead.
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One of the two main protagonists of the show. Mac's reckless, hyperactive imaginary friend. Mac's complete opposite; however without him, Mac would do everything Bloo says and does.

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    A-K 
  • Accidental Misnaming: In "Berry Scary", he constantly gets Berry's name wrong, which was even used as The Stinger for the episode. He calls her "Terry", "Cherry", "Jerry", "Mary", "Carrie", "Larry", and "Heather".
  • Acquainted with Emergency Services: In Season 2, "My So Called Wife", he and several other people are thrown in jail for a night after a phony benefactor threw a fake gala in someone's mansion without permission and the owner has everyone arrested for trespassing. Everyone was released from jail in the morning leading to him saying goodbye to the police officer.
    Mac: What a crazy night.
    Bloo: Eh. I had worse. (to a police officer) Good seeing you again, Charles. Say hi to the kids for me.
    Charles: Will do, Bloo.
  • Aesop Amnesia: Due to his general immaturity, Bloo never seems to learn his lesson from anything.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: It's subtle, but Word of God claims that he is an anthropomorphic Security Blanket.
  • Anti-Hero: Whenever Bloo tries to save the day, it'll backfire on him. Though at times, he has appeared heroic.
  • Anti-Role Model: Bloo definitely checks out a lot of boxes on how not to behave - he's whiny, selfish, narcissistic, smart-alecky and rude; he causes annoyance and inconvenience for others, finds loopholes around everything, is willing to throw others under the bus for his actions, and is not a very loyal friend. Seeing as Mac imagined Bloo when he was 3 years old, it can be clear that his behavior still imitates Mac's own around that time and that Bloo hasn't matured since then, thus serving as an In-Universe example of this to Mac.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Kip Snip, the Hate Sink Hollywood agent who incessantly exploits him in "The Sweet Stench of Success".
  • Asshole Victim: Whenever Bloo meets his own end, his jerkass tendencies are usually the reason why he does.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: If you put a paddle ball in his sight, don't expect to hear from him for a while.
  • Attention Whore: If anyone's attention is somewhere else, he'll do everything he can to bring it back to him.
  • "Awesome McCool" Name: Blooregard Q. Kazoo is a pretty kick-ass name if you think about it, especially the rarity of a last name related to a musical instrument.
  • Berserk Button: Being ignored annoys him, but being referred to as a "sidekick" is enough to completely send him over the edge, as shown in "Make Believe It or Not."
  • Big Brother Instinct:
    • Despite his characteristic rudeness, Bloo still loves Mac dearly. He will often sacrifice his selfishness to stand up for Mac whenever he's being bullied by his real big brother, Terrence, exploiting the latter's stupidity in the process.
    • He also exhibited this side to the less-than-mentally-stable Cheese in "Mac Daddy" after realizing how much risk he'd be taking by letting the poor little dude walk independently. Then he reverts back to hating him by the end when he and his owner reunite, realizing that he already has someone to keep him in line.
  • Big Eater: He tends to have a huge appetite for junk food like burgers, fried chicken, cheese fries, pie, chocolate cake, tacos, whipped cream, ice cream, juice boxes, chips, soda and his favorite, pizza.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: Of the three male imaginary friends, he's the Short to Eduardo's Big and Wilt's Thin.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: He's VERY whiny, and will almost always complain when he doesn't get his way.
  • The Bully: Sometimes. He can be quite domineering to others, even to Mac.
  • Butt-Monkey: Whenever karma catches up to him, he gets bulldozed over by lots of people, mainly cause he's puny and small. The most common example is that Herriman is always threatening to give him away to a kid if Mac doesn't arrive at the house by 3 P.M. everyday. Then again, considering that Bloo tends to cause strife to the other occupants of the home (especially Frankie), it's probably justified.
  • Characterization Marches On: The Pilot shows him to be much friendlier, with a few snarky qualities and seeming to have a generally good grasp on things. He becomes more of a jerk in season 1, but still retains most of the qualities that make him likable. Come season 2, however, Flanderization is in full effect.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Bloo is prone to coming up with crazy ideas and using Insane Troll Logic to defend himself.
  • Comically Small Bribe: Bloo will frequently try and buy others off with pocket change.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Bloo often makes sarcastic remarks, yet he didn't even know what sarcasm is back in "My So Called Wife".
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • Bloo may be a Jerkass, but even he can't stand how snoty and bitchy Duchess is.
    • He absolutely loses it in "The Sweet Stench of Success" when Kip Snip, a Hollywood agent who he signs a "contract" to in promises of making him a star, constantly exploits Bloo for commercials and gigs, doesn't allow him food, and makes him sleep in a cage. Not that Bloo could do much against Kip Snip until his friends saved him, since Kip Snip revealed the "contract" Bloo signed were actually adoption papers.
  • Flanderization: He started out being very protective of Mac in the Pilot, then became more of a Jerk with a Heart of Gold in season 1. Starting in season 2, however, his Jerkass tendencies are played up a lot more frequently.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Mac (his creator) genuinely likes him; at best, the others tolerate him when he's not being a huge jerk.
  • The Gadfly: Bloo provokes others for fun.
  • Genius Ditz: Although Bloo is immature and lacks common sense, he's still too clever for his own good when it comes to finding loopholes and manipulating others to get what he wants.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: His (very shallow compared to Mac's) crush on Frankie.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Mac. While they squabble a lot, their lives would be nothing without each other.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold:
    • in ""Read 'Em and Weep", when he thought that Eduardo had died he was devastated, and said nobody else deserved to be him. When Eduardo comes back to Foster's, he acts like he normally does (and outright tells him he was disposing of his old fur coat), but the moment everybody else enters Fosters and leaeve Bloo and Eduardo alone, Bloo hugs Eduardo, telling him a genuine and heartfelt "Welcome back".
    • In "Go Goo Go", after Mac, who was blamed for Bloo disregarding the rules of not allowing Goo into fosters, is told by Frankie and Mr. Herriman (politely) that he is no longer welcomed at Fosters, everyone else on the bus gives Mac a sympathetic look... but Bloo's expression to Mac says as clear as crystal that he is truly sorry for what he did to him.
  • Idiot Hero: More ignorant than outright stupid.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Bloo's far from being innocent and becomes a progressively bigger jerkass to others up until near the end, but Word of God from Craig McCracken (as seen in a series of tweets) is that Bloo simply doesn't always understand just how selfish or mean-spirited his actions and behavior can actually be, let alone the potential consequences of them, much like a very young or immature kid - only near the finale does he actually start to become aware of it. Additionally, Bloo was imagined by Mac when the latter was 3 years old, meaning Bloo never matured like Mac did and was still trying to entertain that little kid the only way he knew.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Bloo frequently tries to incorporate screwed-up logic into situations to excuse his actions.
  • Insufferable Imbecile: Played with. He isn't outright dumb, and more of an ignorant, but he's still reckless, immature and rude, in contrast to Mac, who is wiser, nice and mature.
  • It's All About Me: Frequently prone to wondering aloud why no one is focusing on him. Doubles as Attention Whore.
  • Jerkass: Believe it or not, justified. The TV movie "Good Wilt Hunting" implies that the "negative" aspects of the imaginary friends are an unconscious Secret Test of Character for the kids that imagined them; thus, Bloo's definitely noticeable negative qualities (that become more pronounced with each season) show Mac how not to treat not just his friends, but everybody. To Bloo's defense, however, he sometimes doesn't understand just how obnoxious, mean-spirited and selfish he can be (see Innocently Insensitive above), and he starts to level off near the end of the series.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • In "Partying is Such Sweet Soiree", when Mr. Herriman chews him out for throwing a wild party while Madame Foster was away when she forbade it, Bloo points out to Mr. Herriman that he'll get in trouble when Madame Foster returns as well because he promised "no wild parties would happen under his watch". While it was Bloo's fault Mr. Herriman left the house without his supervision in the first place, Bloo was still right about Mr. Herriman not doing his job by keeping things under control.
    • In "Eddie Monster" and "Destination Imagination", while Bloo was being mean, he's not wrong that Eduardo is so scaredy, even the smallest inanimate things like a whisbee freak him out. Eduardo doesn't want to be treated as such, but him behaving as such makes it hard for Bloo to not do so.
  • Jerkass Realization: Bloo realizes how much of a jerk he's been over the course of the series in "Bad Dare Day", when Mac mocks his attitude.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: For how much of a jerkass he can be, he still loves the very child that imagined him, Mac (though how much sometimes depends on the writer). He also does care for his friends despite how he usually treats them (see Hidden Heart of Gold above).
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Usually, whenever he helps out his friends, there's some shallow, selfish motives behind his actions. Not that his friends don't realize that, but still.
  • Karma Houdini: Bloo usually gets scot-free out of the trouble he causes. Notable examples include
    • In "Bus the Two of Us", Bloo steals Foster's bus and commits several crimes. At the end, a Bloo clone Goo imagined is getting chewed out by Frankie for all the trouble Bloo caused, but the real Bloo sneaks off with the bus again.
    • Although in "Go Goo Go" he feels downright awful for Mac no longer being allowed at Fosters, it's never discovered it was Bloo who was repeatedly letting Goo into Fosters the whole time instead of Mac.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: There are times where Bloo's insensitivity comes back to get him. He implies at one point that he's been sent to prison enough times to have a friendly relationship with the guards.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Constantly insists that he's right about everything, when in reality he's just a big ignorant.

    L-W 
  • Lack of Empathy: Subverted. Bloo usually displays little regard to the feelings and well-being of others during his schemes, but in some episodes, something causes him to have a (temporary) change of heart.
  • Large Ham: He's pretty dramatic at times, especially when he wants to get his way.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Zig-zagged and Played With as sometimes he can get away with the trouble he causes, while other times his douchiness will serve as the catalyst for his comeuppance. The ending of "Bloo Tube" is among the few times where the latter is the case, where Bloo is seen crying as his friends left him behind to go to the water park (which Bloo admittedly deserved due to his mistreatment of everyone throughout the episode).
  • Lazy Bum: Bloo is very often seen laying down on the couch, eating junk food and watching TV.
  • Loophole Abuse: Regardless of the trouble Bloo has gotten himself into, you have to give the clever boy credit for constantly finding his way out of it.
  • Manchild: While he's technically 5 years old, he's presumably an adult in imaginary friend years. However, he often behaves like a whiny brat whenever he's not getting his way.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Say what you will about his maturity level and his actual knowledge, but Bloo's silver tongue and cunning are two of his most consistent traits. The guy can talk his way into a favorable position in just about any situation he finds himself in.
  • Mars Needs Women: He temporarily develops a crush on Frankie in "Frankie my Dear".
  • Meaningful Name: He is indeed blue.
  • The Napoleon: He always tries to assert his dominance to others bigger than him. Emphasis on "try", as it does backfire on occasion.
  • Narcissist: Not only is Bloo self-centered, he's also incredibly vain, seeing as he constantly looks down on others.
  • Never My Fault: Bloo lacks responsibility for his actions and is not above throwing others under the bus for such. This becomes evident at the end of "Bus for Two Us", where Frankie is seen scolding a clone version of Bloo for using the Foster's bus when she explicitly told him not to, with the real Bloo going scot-free and watching the situation from a distance.
  • No Indoor Voice: At times he overreacts and yells his sentences when it is of no profit of him to do so.
  • Not So Different: Bloo shares quite a bit of similarities to Terrence. He can be a bully sometimes, he doesn't have much intelligence, he sometimes borrows Terrence's catchphrases, and he thinks Singapore's in Wisconsin.
  • Oblivious to Love: Is completely oblivious to Berry's stalker crush on him. In fact, he can never remember her name or in some cases, her existence.
  • Outgrowing the Childish Name: Parodied in "The Bride To Beat". Fearing that Mac'll outgrow him, Bloo decides to act like an adult. This includes changing his name from "Bloo" (short for "Blooregard") to "Bob".
  • Pet the Dog: Even post-Flanderization, Bloo will sometimes show the soft side he had in earlier seasons, such as apologizing to Coco after realizing how much of a jerk he acted as in "Cuckoo for Coco Cards", missing Coco, Ed, and Wilt when they all move out of the room in the end of "Room with a Feud", or welcoming Eduardo back to Fosters in "Read 'Em and Weep".
  • The Prankster: He revels in playing pranks on others; this trait of his is expounded on in "Nightmare on Wilson Way" and "Pranks for Nothing", the latter episode in which he does everything he can to dominate in an all-out prank war among the Friends.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Mac's Blue, ironically enough. Mac (Blue Oni) frequently tries to impart rationality and logic into the Know-Nothing Know-It-All Bloo (Red Oni).
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: In "Bloo Done It", Bloo got jealous and suspicious of an imaginary friend named Uncle Pockets as believed that he was hiding something. Bloo suspected Uncle Pockets' kindness was a front to hide some nefarious secret. Although Uncle Pockets turned out to be genuinely kind, Bloo was right about him hiding something, as he buried a chest filled with memorabilia of the many children who adopted him, as he couldn't let go of all the good times and move on. This made Uncle Pockets look even sweeter, much to the latter's annoyance.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: Quite literally, even when he's being sarcastic. Mac and Frankie have to actually teach it to him (with mixed success).
  • Schemer: He quite often comes up with a plan to satisfy his own self-centered interests and goals.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: He already has a high-pitched voice as is, but when he screams, it becomes even squeakier.
  • Send in the Clones: In "Bloo's Brothers", he sends clone versions of himself into the house.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to Mac's Sensitive Guy. Despite Mac's maturity and precociousness, he is otherwise lonely and emotionally regressed without his jerkass companion Bloo.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Somewhere along the line, he got the idea that he was the greatest imaginary friend ever. Needless to say, he's anything but.
  • Smart Ball: Held this in "Trouble With Scribbles", being quick to find out how the scribbles worked and how they could be helpful rather than nuisances. Due to his selfishness however, it was Mac who actually shared this knowledge with the rest of the house.
  • Smug Snake: Bloo almost always speaks in a condescending, sarcastic tone of voice, belittles his friends as much as his enemies, and thinks he's better than everyone else... but for all of that, his plans usually backfire. Again, this is a result of his immaturity.
  • Spoiled Brat: Bloo has the temper of a spoiled child and frequently whines in pursuit of his way, often to varying success. The time this worked best was when he deliberately antagonized the Friends in "Cuckoo for Coco Cards" to be granted their valued trading cards.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: After the pilot episode, Bloo took about one or two per episode, and around four or so each new season.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: It's Bloo's mischievous advice what often leads Mac into trouble.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Pizza. He orders it frequently and he eats or mentions pizza more often than other foods.
  • Tsundere: A MAJOR Harsh type. His nice side only comes out with Mac most of the time, and only if prompted.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Each episode where Bloo schemes up something makes it clear he's not really worth rooting for any time he suffers. Despite this, his jerkass personality is clearly meant to be funny and make one root for him anyway.
  • Vague Age: Bloo was imagined by Mac when he was 3 years old, meaning that the former is around 5 years old, as seen in one episode; whether imaginary friend years and human years are alike remains unknown, but this furthers curiosity as he sounds like a teenager and can be as clever as an adult, yet his inherited immaturity from a younger Mac is the reason why he behaves like a child.
  • Villain Protagonist: In the later seasons, his schemes become borderline sociopathic.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Mac. Not in the pilot, but in the rest of the series.
  • Vocal Evolution: His voice got more nasally and whiny as the series went on - coincidentally, he also became more of a jerkass.
  • With Friends Like These...: His relationship with Mac is far from being smooth, seeing as how Bloo always belittles his sanity and common knowledge. Same goes for his relationship with everyone else in the house. Despite this, it's implied he at least cares for them (especially Mac), and they also do the same in return.
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