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Characters / Motu Patlu

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Motu and Patlu

    As a Whole 

  • Big Eater: He loves to eat food, but in particular he'll do just about anything to eat samosas.
  • Catchphrase: He often reminds Patlu that "My brain doesn't function on an empty stomach! You think of something!" when he is asked to come up with an idea.
  • Chaste Toons: He does not have any children of his own, but he does have a nephew named Chotu.
  • Dumb Muscle: What he lacks in intelligence, he makes up for in strength, especially if he eats a samosa. Even Boxer, who is usually the strongest person in Furfuri Nagar, is unable to withstand Motu's muscle power if he eats a samosa.
  • Fat Idiot: Motu's got quite a bulky physique and he tends to do some rather... not smart stuff as well as misunderstand things easily.
  • Power-Up Food: Samosas are one for him, as there are quite a few instances where he becomes considerably stronger if he eats them.
  • Primary-Color Champion: Motu is one of the main characters of the series and has all three primary colors in his signature outfit (red shirt, dark blue vest, yellow pants).
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Motu loves to eat samosas.


Friends of Motu and Patlu

    Inspector Chingum 

    Dr. Jhatka 


  • Non-Indicative Name: "Chaiwala" typically refers to a person who serves teas. This Chaiwala serves samosas instead.

  • Red Boxing Gloves: Boxer has such an affection for boxing that he wears red-colored boxing gloves literally all the time, even if he's doing basically anything besides boxing, such as driving his car.


John the Don and his team

    As a Whole 
  • The Team: They work as a team to try to hurt Motu and Patlu.
  • Terrible Trio: John the Don, Number 1, and Number 2 serve as the antagonists of the series.

    John the Don 
  • Beard of Evil: John is the main villain of the series and has a goatee.
  • Big Bad: He is the villain who constantly tries (and fails) to harm Motu and Patlu.
  • Catchphrase: "Jon banega Don" ("Jon will become the Don").
  • Gold Tooth: John has a few golden teeth in his mouth.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: John constantly rhymes his dialogue, which often causes Number 1 to congratulate him for making such wonderful "poems". This is averted in the English dub, though Number 1 still praises him for "speaking like a poet".

    Number One 
  • You Are Number 6: He is never given an actual name and is only ever known as Number 1.

    Number Two 
  • You Are Number 6: Same deal as Number 1; he is never given a name beyond Number 2.

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