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The Robinsons

    Gaylord Robinson 
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Voiced by Rupert Degas (Season 1), Unknown (Most of Season 2) Stefan Ashton Frank (The Tag, onward)
Debut: Season 1, "The Debt"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Revolt"

The Watterson's cranky neighbor who appears to be a sort of Muppet creature or a Muppet come to life. In spite of his attitude, Gumball and Darwin adore him.



  • Abusive Parent: To Rocky, as revealed in "The Boss". He considers Rocky a disappointment to the Robinson name, and Rocky says he's told him as such to his face "more times than I can count on my hands."
  • Animate Inanimate Object: A puppet.
  • Big Ol' Unibrow: His only hair left is a big unibrow.
  • Character Development: As seen in "The Heart", he and his son, Rocky, are in much more better terms.
  • The Chew Toy: He's a constant victim of the Wattersons' antics (most especially from Gumball and Darwin), even though they don't intend to be malicious toward him.
  • Cranky Neighbor: Mr. Robinson's smug sense of superiority toward the Wattersons is one of his only sources of enjoyment, and he's constantly trying to find something wrong with them, going so far as to camp in his trash can all day to find out if they were using it without his permission.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • In "The Debt," where Gumball becomes his bodyguard.
    • In "The Poltergeist," his marraige hits a rough patch and Gumball tries to mend things.
    • In "The Car," he tries to "punish" Gumball and Darwin with several chores for ruining his day.
    • In "The Tag," he ends up in a rivalry with Richard after the both of them get house arrest.
    • In "The Sale," he tries to sell his house.
    • In "The Heart," he tries to repair his friendship with Gumball and Darwin.
  • Expy: He bears a lot of resemblance to Squidward in terms of personality (a Cranky Neighbor who the main character inexplicably adores, loves dance) and appearance (same nose, round bald head, similar coloration). His relationship to Gumball and Darwin is clearly based on Mr. Wilson and Dennis the Menace.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: A puppet who wears clothes.
  • Grumpy Old Man: After retirement, Mr. Robinson doesn't have much to do but complain about everything. He even sometimes drives his car around town, trying to make as many people miserable as possible.
  • Happily Married: He and his wife Margaret are "happily" married because they argue, a lot. However, Subverted in Season 6 where he seems to HATE his wife now and doesn’t want to be married to her. He tried to get her dunked for being a witch in “The Intelligence”, tried to burn their marriage certificate in “The Understanding”, and said that he messed up with his Halloween costume because his wife is still his bride. (He was Frankenstein and she was his wife)
  • Hidden Depths: Despite his uptight personality, he has a love of dance, and gives a big musical performance in his first episode.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He has a smug sense of superiority and sees most people as below him, but has developed a fairly good relationship his relationship with son, as shown in "The Heart".
  • Like an Old Married Couple: A really old couple with his wife, Margaret.
  • Look-Alike Lovers: Broadly; he and his wife are both CGI muppets with the same nose and color scheme, but their hair and body shapes are entirely different. Strangely, their son has his father's body shape, but neither the color or nose his parents share.
  • Marionette Motion: Justified, given what he's based off of.
  • Not Helping Your Case: Falls into this in "The Car." While he's justified in being furious at the Wattersons for destroying his new car, he doesn't do himself any favors by screaming in Donut Cop's face to arrest them, destroying the Wattersons' own car in a fit of rage right in front of him, and then trying to attack Donut Cop when he tasers Margaret, who was trying to attack the former first; in the end, all he succeeds in doing is getting himself arrested.
  • Not So Above It All: Despite claiming that he wants nothing to do with Wattersons, "The Heart" reveals that when Gumbal and Darwin were little, he would personally go out of his way to mess with them. This would backfire later on when Gumball and Darwin become thoroughly convinced that he's their best friend.
  • Out of Focus: In the fifth season, where he has no major roles.
  • Single Tear: In "The Heart", where Gumball and Darwin hug Mr. Robinson, causing him to smile in response for the first time.
  • Technologically Blind Elders: He doesn't know how to program his alarm clock (he says this himself as he sees someone else is doing it) and mistakes a video camera for a musical instrument.
    • This comes to bite him heard in "The Heart" in form of the Is This Thing Still On? trope when he talks with his wife on the phone on what he really thinks about Gumball and Darwin, while his phone is connected to and heard from the Bluetooth speakers the boys helped installed!
  • Took a Level in Kindness: As the show progresses, he has been somewhat friendlier towards Gumball and Darwin. It eventually solidifies in "The Heart" after a fallout between them in the episode.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Gumball and Darwin have done countless kind favors for him, yet he shows little to no gratitude towards either of them.
    Mr. Robinson: You really did save my life... But that doesn't excuse you for ruining my performance!
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    Margaret Robinson 
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Voiced by: Teresa Gallagher
Debut: Season 1, "The Debt"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Revolt"

Mr. Robinson's wife, another muppet creature, who speaks only in mumbles and, as "The Wicked" revealed, is a violent, destructive sociopath.



  • Abusive Parent: Rocky mentions she's regularly called him ugly.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: A puppet.
  • Cranky Neighbor: In "The Wicked" she's shown to antagonize Gumball and Darwin by framing them several times for her crimes.
  • A Day in the Limelight: In "The Wicked," where Darwin tries to prove that she's a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
  • For the Evulz: In "The Wicked" she commits many evil acts for no reason other than her own amusement. Darwin tries to prove that she's not completely evil, but fails.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: A puppet who wears clothes.
  • Happily Married: See Mr. Robinson's entry above.
  • Hartman Hips: Her body shape is basically a tiny torso on top of large, egg-shaped hips.
  • Jerkass: And how!
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Despite Darwin's expectations, she's thoroughly shown to have no good side or Freudian Excuse.
  • Kick the Dog: Mrs. Robinson nearly kills Darwin when she tosses a tiny plastic car down his throat. When she notices Darwin is choking on it, not only she does not do anything to help, but she also smirks at the sight, having grown tired of the boy trying to change her throughout the episode. She gives him a mocking wave, before leaving him to die.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After being a Chaotic Evil Karma Houdini throughout the entirety of "The Wicked", Mrs. Robinson's luck runs out when she gets into a car wreck, gets blown up, gets hit by a jetliner and run over by an ambulance within the episode's last scene.
  • Laughably Evil: "The Wicked" show Mrs. Robinson doing astoundingly over-the-top acts of cruelty, even implying she's both a murderer and an arsonist, which is essentially all played for laughs.
  • Look-Alike Lovers: Broadly; she and her husband are both CGI muppets with the same nose and color scheme, but their hair and body shapes are entirely different. Strangely, their son has his father's body shape, but neither the color or nose his parents share.
  • Made of Evil: According to her tag, she was made in the fiery pits of the underworld.
  • The Sociopath: "The Wicked" cements her as this.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: She was originally portrayed as very unpleasant, especially toward her husband, but came off as less antagonistic than him. Then in "The Wicked", she shows herself to be insanely cruel and sadistic.
  • The Unintelligible: She speaks only in mumbles of "meh". Her husband and son can understand her at least, albeit with some difficulty. It's apparently some kind of language, as she's able to write diary entries by writing "meh" and an attempt to imitate her is shown "translated" from her perspective as real, but random words.
  • Would Hurt a Child: In "The Wicked", she tries to run Darwin and Gumball over with her car, though she may have just been trying to scare them. Then she throws a toy that lands in Darwin's throat and he starts choking on it. It was apparently an accident, but she didn't offer any help and only smiled in his face as she walked off into her home, pleased at the fact he was choking and could have died.
  • Your Cheating Heart: In "The Boss," while Mr. Robinson was in the hospital, suffering from a stuffing deficiency, she ran off to go on an island vacation and nearly married one of the sailors she met there. "The Slide" shows she's also anonymously signed up for a dating app.

The Senior Citizens

    In General 
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A group of old people usually seen sitting together on a lawn. They include an Off-Model Mickey Mouse-looking rodent named Louie (until he left the group), a red jelly bean-looking blob named Marvin Finklehimer, a lady who appears to be a segment of a green chalkboard named Betty MacArthur, and a man that looks like a collection of plaid patterns named Donald MacArthur.



  • Ascended Extra: Marvin and Louie end up getting major roles in "The Watch" and "The Man", respectively. Donald and Betty then have a major role with Marvin in "The Crew". After marrying into the Watterson family, Louie becomes a minor recurring character.
  • Childhood Friends: “The Catfish” shows that, at least Louie, Betty, and Donald were friends since they were in school, Marvin probably was too.
  • Interspecies Romance: “The Catfish” reveals that Donald (a plaid square) and Betty (a piece of chalkboard) are married.
    Marvin 
Marvin voiced by: Unknown (Season 1) Dan Russell (Season 2 onwards)
—>Last appearance: Season 6, "The Decisions"

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: He wears a hat.
  • Ambiguously Bi: He is attracted to The Hexagon Lady and Karen and has grandchildren (and children), meaning he probably had a wife at some point. In "The Lady", he is interested in a boyfriend while dressed as Violet, but it's unknown if it was for real or he just made it up for the friends.
  • Anthropomorphic Food: An official book for the show confirms he is a jelly bean.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • In "The Watch," Gumball and Darwin try to get back a watch that he has.
    • In "The Crew," he lets Gumball and Darwin join their crew.
  • Dirty Old Man: Repeatedly shown hitting on women much younger than him, usually the Hexagon Lady, but also Karen).
  • Feuding Families: Marvin hated the Wattersons because they'd been feuding with his family for generations over the possession of an old watch. They stop once both sides realize no one actually cares about the thing, but the feud briefly resumed once they find out it's worth a lot of money—then ends again when the watch is destroyed.
  • Iconic Item: A cane that he doesn’t need, but acts like he does in “The Tag” until he sees the hexagon lady.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He is shown to be a Dirty Old Man, but otherwise isn't so bad.
    Betty 
Betty voiced by: Jessica McDonald (The Laziest) Teresa Gallagher (The Watch), Gillian Hannah (The Safety-The Loophole), Liza Ross (The Intelligence)
—>Last appearance: Season 6, "The Revolt"
  • Animate Inanimate Object: Chalkboard.
  • Butt-Monkey: Ever since Season 5, she seems to have bad things happen to her more. In “The Slide” she is pushed to the ground twice, in “The Loophole” her purse is stolen by Bobert, in “The Console” she is knocked out, and in “The Intelligence”, Harold elbow drops her.
  • Iconic Item: She has a purple and yellow purse that she carries around.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Betty seems extremely senile in "The Parking" when the Wattersons tried to help her find her car in the parking lot to take her space...until they discover that she rode to the mall on a bus, then she drops the act and starts mocking them on her way out.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: See Butt-Monkey above.
  • Stock Scream: She has an “Oof” sound that she made both in “The Slide” (When she was pushed to the ground), and in “The Console”, (when she was knocked out).
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    Donald 
Donald voiced by: Unknown (Season 1) Unknown (The Watch) Dan Russell (Season 4 onwards)
Debut: Season 1, "The Responsible" (Marvin) Season 1, "The Debt" (Donald and Louie) Season 1, "The End" (Betty)
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Intelligence"

The Fitzgeralds

    Patrick Fitzgerald 
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Voiced by: Dan Russell
Debut: Season 1, "The DVD"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Decisions"

Penny's father, another living peanut with antlers. Is very overprotective of his daughter (when she was in her shell), especially when it comes to her being romantically involved with Gumball. Since "The Shell", Patrick has loosened up, but "The Apprentice" and "The Spoiler" show that he still has qualms over it.



  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Normally wears only sandals with socks under them. When at work he also wears a hardhat and when jogging he replaces the sandals with tennis shoes and adds sweatbands.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Like his daughter, his eyes look like this, but actually seem to be holes in his shell.
  • Butt-Monkey: In the episodes where Gumball unintentionally torments him like “The Knights”, and “The Apprentice”.
  • Cartoon Creature: Under his shell.
  • Character Development: He was incredibly overprotective of his daughter, and didn't care much for Gumball. After "The Shell", he starts letting Penny do her own thing more often (even if he still feels the need to eavesdrop on conversations between her and Gumball), and while still having a bit of animosity toward Gumball, pulls back more often.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • In "The Knights," where he forbids Penny from seeing Gumball after a bad first impression.
    • In "The Apprentice," where Gumball forcibly becomes his new apprentice and the two head it out in Chanax.
    • In "The Transformation," he triggers a family meltdown over whether or not Penny should be out of her shell.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Gumball, Darwin, and Nicole run through his backyard in "The DVD", when he wouldn't get a speaking role until "The Date" later that season.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: He was originally a construction worker or a real estate agent before the show firmly established that he worked at Chanax.
  • Fat Idiot: Subverted. Mr. Fitzgerald is scarily on the ball when it comes to parenting, and seems to be a very authoritative and strict person, despite his size - which, given what the Fitzgeralds are like under their shells, may not be indicative of his weight anyway.
  • Large and in Charge: The biggest in the Fitzgerald household.
  • The One Guy: He's the only male Fitzgerald.
  • Only Sane Man: Has a justified grudge against the Wattersons, and Gumball in particular, but is unusually quick to put it aside as events dictate. Was pretty much the only Elmore resident who was willing to work with the Wattersons in some way during the events of "The Finale" (by taking a fall in a "Dad Fight" between him and Richard, as things had clearly gotten well out of hand with the crowd and all).
  • Overprotective Dad: He refuses to let Penny see Gumball after his family makes a bad impression in "The Knights", and flat-out refuses to even let her say anything about it. In "The Kids", when Gumball's voice sounds like a squeaky teenager due to puberty and Patrick thinks it's a prank call, he gives Gumball (whom he mistakes for somebody else) fair warning to back down or suffer the consequences. "The Shell" implies a lot of this is because their whole family are secretive about what they're like under their shells, but this ends up backfiring and making Penny feel ashamed after she leaves her shell. Since "The Shell," however, Patrick hasn't been as overprotective or as antagonistic to Gumball: In "The Spoiler," he still feels the need to eavesdrop over Gumball and Penny's phone conversation, but he's notably less hostile towards Gumball than he was before and actually feels bad about revealing a major plot point in "The Screamening".
  • Papa Wolf: To Penny. The fact that she likes Gumball doesn't help. However, as of "The Shell", when Gumball called him out on hurting Penny's feelings when she was freaking out over her new form, then consoled him and told him that "parenting is hard" and went through hell to get Penny back to her default form and back to her father, Patrick has loosened up a bit.
  • Shipper on Deck: After Character Development, he approves of Gumball and Penny being an Official Couple. Though in "The Spoiler" he seems to have a little suspicion about their relationship and eavesdrops their phone call.
  • Shipping Torpedo: Downplayed. Patrick was initially against Gumball and Penny being together because the former was a danger to the latter. However, after "The Shell", he becomes a Shipper on Deck for the couple.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Downplayed. His wife isn't fat like he is, though he seems to be in much better shape than Richard. He is just bulky, not fat. He is actually physically fit as he jogs frequently, is very strong, and works as a construction worker.
  • Unnamed Parent: His given name (Patrick) wasn't stated until "The Shell". The same episode played with it by Gumball repeatedly calling him some variation of "Robert", when the audience would have no idea that he was wrong.
    Judith Fitzgerald 
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Voiced by Maria Teresa Creasey
Debut: Season 1, "The DVD"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Mess"

Penny and Polly's mother and Patrick's wife, a living peanut with antlers like them, looking like Penny if she grew up never breaking from her shell. Unlike her husband, she doesn't mind Gumball being around her daughter.


  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Normally wears only cowboy boots.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: In "The Transformation" she makes a cookie with shows Gumball dead, with his body ripped in half, with him bleeding. Her creepy face shows it was most likely intentional.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Like her daughter, her eyes look like this, but actually seem to be holes in her shell.
  • Cartoon Creature: Under her shell.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: She is implied to be one.
  • A Day in the Limelight: In "The Transformation."
  • Flat Character: While her husband and youngest daughter would eventually have their own separate episodes, the same can't be said with her and by show's end, we still know little about her.
  • Hopeless with Tech: Gumball says she can't use any machines "The Romantic" which Penny agrees and even remarks about the time she brought a computer mouse to a vet because it wasn't working.
  • Odd Name Out: The only one in the family whose name doesn't begin with the letter P.
  • Shipper on Deck: In "The Knights" and "The Shell", she gave Penny permission to visit Gumball, despite Patrick banning him, meaning that she supports them as a couple.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Subverted. During "The Gripes" she mistakes Gumball and Darwin for homeless kids and tries to help them out. Her generosity goes as far as to giving them one of her kidneys which Gumball insists she needs to keep.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Downplayed. In a manner of speaking, she's thinner than Patrick. Though they look pretty similar.
  • Unnamed Parent: Only named in "The Transformation", halfway through the sixth season. She was the last Fitzgerald to be named.
    Polly Fitzgerald 
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Voiced by: Teresa Gallagher
Debut: Season 1, "The Date"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Mess"
Penny’s sister who is in kindergarten.

  • Anthropomorphic Food: She was thought to be one, before it was revealed Penny’s family are shape shifting fairies in peanut shells.
  • Badass Adorable: She is around four years old and managed to hurt Richard in “The Father”.
  • Cartoon Creature: She’s a fairy in a peanut shell.
  • Cheerful Child: She's constantly smiling and is almost never sad or angry. Except in “The Father”.
  • Children Are Innocent: She's one of the most friendly characters in the show. She affectionately plays with Gumball more than once and didn't even seem bothered when he was too sleepy to properly babysit her. She was the only person who didn't heckle or harass Gumball to choose side in her family's big arguement.
  • A Day in the Limelight: In “The Mess”, where a sleep deprived Gumball and Darwin have to babysit her.
  • Generation Xerox: She is a fairy in a peanut-like shell, just like her parents. She also fights like her father in “The Father”.
  • Jerkass Ball: She tackles Richard in “The Father". But only because it looked like he was stealing her ball.
  • No Name Given: Her name wasn't specified until "The Father", when she attacked Richard to get back a football with her name on it. Ben Bocquelet revealed her name before that on his Twitter, but spelled it "Pollie".
  • Smart Ball: In “The Mess”, where she has to explain to Gumball and Darwin what happened during their sleep deprived misadventures.
  • Sphere Eyes: Like the rest of her family, they're actually holes in her shell.
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The Wilsons

    Harold Wilson 
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Voiced by: Kerry Shale (Season 1-The Slide, Alex Jordan (The Cycle onwards)
Debut: Season 1, "The Party"
Last appearance: season 6, "The Decisions"

Tobias's father and Jackie's Henpecked Husband, another many-colored stylized cloud.



    Jackie Wilson 
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Voiced by: Teresa Gallagher
Debut: Season 1, "The DVD"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Revolt"

Tobias's mother, also a rainbow cloud person, albeit a very different looking one.



    Rachel Wilson 
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Voiced by Jessica McDonald
Debut: Season 1, "The Third"
Last appearance: Season 1, "The Fight"

Tobias's older sister, another many-colored cloud person.



Others

    Banana Bob and Banana Barbara 
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Banana Bob voiced by: Mic Graves
Banana Barbara voiced by: Sandra Searles Dickinson (until "The Ex"), Naomi McDonald ("The Singing" onwards)
Debut: Season 1, "The Responsible"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Decisions"

Banana Joe's parents, two other bananas.



  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Barbara wears a polka-dot ribbon. Bizarrely, Bob's mustache was shown in "The Shell" to actually be a detachable accessory.
  • All-Powerful Bystander: Barbara can't just predict the future, she can change it herself, but seems to use it randomly without any particular purpose.
  • Alliterative Name: Both of their names and surname both have "B".
  • Anthropomorphic Food: Both are bananas.
  • Bumbling Dad: Banana Bob, of course.
  • The Chew Toy:
    • Barbara is subject to a large amount of prat-falls in "The Mothers", many of them caused by her extreme clumsiness.
    • Banana Bob also gets injured a lot, from Richard hitting him in the face in "The Oracle" to getting run over and left behind in the hijacking plan as seen on "The Bus", and eating himself alive in “The Line”. Somehow’ in the latter two episodes, he was completely splattered but survived.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Both of them.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Banana Barbara gets one in "The Future", where she is kidnapped by Rob due to her future-telling paintings and we learn the origins of her strange behavior.
  • Driven to Madness: "The Future" reveals Banana Barbara is so clumsy and weird because her old boss drove her so hard she suffered a completely mental breakdown.
  • Hidden Depths: Banana Bob used to be a musician. And a bank robber.
  • Look-Alike Lovers: They're basically identical save their Tertiary Sexual Characteristics, as seen in "The Shell" where it's revealed that Banana Bob's mustache is detachable and, without it, his voice is very high and girl-like.
  • Mad Oracle: In "The Shell" it's implied that Banana Barbara paints portraits that predict the future. "The Oracle" shows that she's been doing it for years, though Banana Joe never noticed because all of them were of the Watterson family. And any time she's seen making one, she stares around blankly. Eventually, though, it turns out she isn't (just) predicting the future. She's causing it.
  • Obliviously Evil: Banana Bob mentions in "The Oracle" that people threw their hands up and gave him money any time he put on a balaclava (or "bananaclava" as he calls it) and walked into a bank, not understanding that those people thought he was robbing them.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: Banana Barbara gets injured a lot in "The Mothers."
  • Small Role, Big Impact: "The Future" gives off the possibility that she isn't predicting the future, but actually creating the future itself. If that's the case, then we could assume that she is responsible for every episode she has painted down considering that in "The Oracle", she had made several paintings depicting episodes years before they have happened.
  • Species Surname: Their surnames actually go after the names like everyone else, but, along with their son, they prefer to use the surname first for an unknown reason.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Barbara has eyelashes, lipstick, and a bow while Bob has a mustache. In "The Shell," Banana Bob's mustache is detachable and the only thing keeping his voice masculine, which carries some odd implications.

    Gary Hedges 
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Voiced by: Unknown (Season 1) Dan Russell (Season 2 onwards)
Debut: Season 1, "The DVD"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Decisions"

The Watterson's neighbor. He is constantly badly injured or suffers in other ways because of the Wattersons. They do not know his name, calling him "The Neighbor". He is a purple elderly moose man. He also is the mailman, a bus driver, and apparently (according to "The List", "The Mystery", "The Gi", and possibly "The Wand") works some job at Elmore Junior High.



  • Butt-Monkey: One of the biggest in the later seasons. In “The Neighbor” alone, the episode that centers around him, his house is blown up, but before that, he is run over by a train!
  • A Day in the Limelight: In "The Neighbor," where Gumball and Darwin try to figure out what his name is and end up destroying his witness protection identity.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: A moose who wears a t-shirt, pants, shoes, and a Nice Hat.
  • Funny Animal: A moose.
  • Iconic Item: A cane that he doesn’t even need, like Marvin, Alison, Louie, Betty, and Donald. He also wears a blue hat when he is the mailman. As of late Season 6, he wears a blue uniform when he works as the postman.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: He is a bus driver, school bus driver, works some job at Elmore Junior High besides being a bus driver, an advertiser, a mailman, and delivers newspapers. He is also a construction worker in "The Choices".
  • Nice Guy: Most of the time. Sometimes, he can be a jerk too, just like most of the minor characters.
  • Nice Hat: He has a hat he wears normally, and another hat he wears when he's doing his mailman job.
  • No Name Given: Despite being a major recurring extra, his name was never stated until the final season of the show where Gumball and Darwin actively try to discover what his name is.
  • Series Continuity Error: In "The Nuisance", he is shown wanting the Wattersons out of Elmore, but in "The Neighbor", he is friendly towards Gumball and Darwin until they blow up his house.
  • Ship Tease: "The Love" reveals that he's interested in the pink cupcake woman.
  • The Reveal: In "The Neighbor", it is revealed he was in witness protection, and some secret agents tried to hunt him down and kill him, so he used a fake name (Gary Hedges; his real name is Harry Gedges).
  • Ungrateful Bastard: In "The Nuisance", he wants the Wattersons out of Elmore even though Nicole saved his life in "The Nest".
  • Witness Protection: He was in witness protection because he testified against some bad people in court.
  • Would Hit a Girl: In "The Schooling", he hits Carmen's mother with a chair during the Black Friday sale scrum.

    Laurence "Larry" Needlemeyer 
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Voiced by: Kerry Shale
Debut: Season 1, "The DVD"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Decisions"

A skinny man made of rock who works many different jobs throughout Elmore, at the risk of losing his sanity and putting up with The Wattersons' antics.



  • Barrier Maiden: Similar to Alan, he holds so many jobs that his continued employment is required to keep Elmore's economy (and society as a whole) from spontaneously collapsing.
  • Butt-Monkey: He is constantly working very hard and getting no respect for it, and if he take more than five minutes of a break at a time he’ll die and if he stops working the whole town will become apocalyptic, and almost never gets to sleep, usually not at all, and it seems like all his jobs are messing with his head. He has to pay for the damages the Wattersons do out of his own paycheck, and they still barely acknowledge him as a person. He keeps trying to propose to Karen, but someone (usually a Watterson) always unintentionally messes it up, and he can barely afford anything despite his many jobs because he dropped out of school and has to take low paying jobs.
  • Cartoon Creature: He's supposed to be a rock-man, but his design and build make it hard to tell, and give him more of a resemblance to a humanoid bacteriophage.
  • The Chew Toy: He rarely makes an appearance where something terrible doesn't happen to him — usually at the hands of the Watterson family. Moreover, he works EVERY crappy job in Elmore.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • In "The Refund," he keeps refusing a refund to Gumball and Darwin.
    • In "The Pizza," he quits all of his jobs after being the Butt-Monkey for too long.
    • In "The Stars," Gumball abuses online reviews to make Larry do all sorts of changes to his jobs.
  • The Dog Bites Back
    • Unintentionally done in "The Pizza", where he decides to quit all of his jobs after being humiliated so much by everyone in Elmore. Unbeknownst him, this causes an economic collapse in his absence and everyone suffers from it except him.
    • He makes Gumball and Darwin do his nearly infinite amount of jobs for five minutes after mocking him and he's as smug as he can be when he sees just how tired and traumatized they are after enduring his shift in "The Schooling".
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: As revealed in "The Pizza," he holds down numerous jobs and works very hard at all of them...and despite it all, everyone in Elmore, especially the Wattersons, is an ungrateful jerk to him, to the extent that they barely acknowledge his existence as a person.
  • Foil: To Richard.
    • Larry has 38 jobs, and if he stops, society collapses and his heart stops from exaustion. Richard does not work at all, and if he does, the world ends.
    • Larry is very skinny while Richard is obese.
    • Richard has stayed with Nicole since he was 12, and is now married and has three children with her. Larry can never propose to Karen because something always happens.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Wears a shirt plus Long Pants.
  • Funny Schizophrenia: In "The Game", he takes a pizza being ordered to his own address from a Prank Call, then argues with himself over who pays for it, ultimately throwing the pizza in his own face.
    Larry: I think all these jobs are messing with my head.
  • Humiliation Conga: Goes through one at the hands of Gumball and Darwin in "The Laziest", as they get him fired while causing his car to be destroyed and girlfriend to dump him. He's back to normal by his next appearance.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: Runs pretty much every shop in town and does a lot of other jobs as well that isn't already covered by other characters. Lampshaded in the "The Finale" where it is explained that because of the Wattersons' constant antics, he has to take on more than one job in order to pay for all the damage they caused for him. In "The Pizza", it turns out he's the only one in town doing many of these things (including pest control workernote , police station accountant, and roadside repairman), and if he goes, the town's economy falls.
  • Nice Guy: Larry is a very hard working and serious person, and can not be fooled easily. He keeps many jobs around Elmore, from being a store clerk to a cashier, and always does his best to be civil to his customers.
  • Nice Hat: Larry wears an orange, white, and red hat.
  • Noodle People: He is incredibly skinny, similar to Rob, Julius, Nicole, Gumball, Gary, Hexagon Lady, and Miss Simian.
  • Skewed Priorities: In "The Job." Despite Richard's new position as a pizza delivery boy threatening the very fabric of reality, Larry refuses to fire him on the grounds that "tearing apart the fabric of the universe is not a dismissable offense." When he discovers that Richard had been eating portions of the pizzas he was supposed to deliver and trying to hide it, then Larry fires him on the spot.
  • Stepford Smiler: As much as he smiles and as much of a Nice Guy he is, he's revealed to actually be very stressed, tired and perhaps angry on the inside.
  • That Man Is Dead: He used to be "Lazy Larry", the laziest person in Elmore, but after he lost that title to Richard he's been trying to get his life together and doesn't like being called "Lazy Larry" anymore.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: The Wattersons finally learn just how important Larry is in "The Pizza". They apologize after giving him a Humiliation Conga throughout the day and gave him a $100 tip. Granted, the economy has collapsed thanks to his absence, rendering all money useless but it's the thought that counts.
  • Tragic Dropout: It's suggested in "The Schooling" that Larry is a dropout (or was at least a poor student) who takes many menial jobs to make up for being unqualified for one well-paying one.
  • Workaholic: Larry take all his jobs very seriously—mostly to distract himself from how he doesn't find any of them fulfilling.

    Donut Sheriff 
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Voiced by: Lewis MacLeod (Season 1), Dan Russell (Season 2, onward)
Debut: Season 1, "The Third"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Decisions"

The donut police officer most often seen around Elmore. He and the entire police force of Elmore (who are also food just like him) are known for being incompetent.



  • Anthropomorphic Food: A donut.
  • Badass Driver: Taken to a ridiculous extent at the end of "The Law", where he drove a truck off the road using a stroller instead of one of the bikes conveniently located next to it.
  • Carnivore Confusion: His favorite food is doughnuts.
  • Cephalothorax: It’s why he has sleeves but no shirt.
  • A Day in the Limelight: In "The Law," where he tries to show Gumball that being a cop can be cool.
  • Depending on the Writer: The show switches between three personalities of his:
    • Most of the time, he's an eager and well-meaning, but utterly inept cop. Like in "The Law" and "The Shippening".
    • Infrequently, he's a Dirty Cop who tries his best to do as little work as possible. Like in "The Nobody" and "The Pizza".
    • Rarely, he completely averts all his negative traits and is a straitlaced competent officer who gets the job done. Like in "The Car" and "The Understanding".
  • Donut Mess with a Cop: He's a cop and a living doughnut, as well as the page image.
  • Drives Like Crazy: When he was trying to show that he could be "cool", he goes on a driving spree where snaking through mailboxes was the least crazy thing he did ("Darn, missed every single one of them!").
  • Expy: He has a lot in common with Chief Wiggum from The Simpsons, though Doughnut Sheriff is slightly more competent than Chief Wiggum and isn't as brazenly corrupt. They're both even voiced with an Edward G. Robinson-esque voice, and Wiggum is specifically cited as inspiration for the voice.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Like Spongebob Squarepants, being a full dressed Cephalothorax results in him having sleeves for a shirt that isn't on his body.
  • Iconic Item: A taser because he’s a cop.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He means well, but has often shown himself to be very lazy and self-centered.
  • No Name Given: He's never addressed by name and only even addressed by rank in "The Car". People usually just call him "officer". However, in “The Uploads” he chose the Elmore Stream-It username Donut Cop (everyone else, except Melted Cheese Guy, had their actual names as usernames) and in “The News” he is credited as Donut Cop, suggesting that his name actually is Donut Cop.
  • Police Are Useless: Zigzagged. There are times where he is competent and does his job, but for every time that happens, there are at least three or four times he does something reckless that, in the real world, would have gotten him thrown off the force years ago.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He has his moments of being this, such as in "The Car"; when the Robinsons demand he arrest the Wattersons for destroying their car, he refuses to do so without a warrant, gives the Robinsons multiple warnings to calm down, and ultimately subdues and arrests them once they smash the Wattersons' own car and attack him in a fit of rage.
  • The Sheriff: He's in charge of all of the police officers in the field in Elmore, though he's also been shown as subordinate to a chief of police.

    Sal Left Thumb 
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Voiced by: Kerry Shale (Main) Stephan Ashton Frank (The Boredom, speaking, The Nuisance, The Wish)
Debut: Season 1, "The DVD" (newspaper) "The Spoon" (physical)
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Decisions"

A giant thumb print and resident career criminal. Though not seen often in the series, his face is shown on a lot of wanted posters posted on walls, fences, and in stores. According to "The Boredom", he got into crime because of his failed attempts at launching a singing career.



    Felicity Parham 
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Voiced by: Sandra Searles Dickinson
Debut: Season 2, "Christmas"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Decisions"

A vaguely humanoid blob colored orange who is very wealthy and arrogant.



  • Abusive Parent: Despite normally spoiling Billy, she's treated him with extreme neglect at certain points when she's too caught up in herself to pay attention. She once even shoved Billy into her car's trunk because she mix up him and her groceries. In "The Founder", she leaves her son in a collapsing building and saves herself.
  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Sometimes, she wears blue high heels.
  • Action Mom: Not nearly to Nicole's level, but Felicity does put up a good fight when she pisses off her rival (Though Nicole might have been holding back), and starts a scary police chase when she briefly becomes a crook.
  • Ascended Extra: She and her son started as Recurring Extras throughout season 2before that , then they got a skit in "The Extras" and major roles in "The Law", "The Egg" and "The Blame".
  • Ax-Crazy: She once stole a car, drove it through town, and threatened to kill the chief of police just because a cop didn't arrest someone for jaywalking.
  • Berserk Button: She has one in "The Law". If someone jaywalks right in front of the police, she goes into a rage-quitting crime spree.
  • Blue/Orange Contrast: Her son is blue, while she's orange with blue lips.
  • Bullying the Dragon: In "The Egg", she has the nerve of calling Gumball, Anais and Darwin "disappointments" to Nicole. This leads Nicole to turn into a literal demon/dragon hybrid and start literally chewing her. After that, she keeps making comments about Nicole and Anais, to which Nicole keeps answering with violence.
  • Cartoon Creature: An orange humanoid.
  • Fiery Redhead: If it counts as hair.
  • Foil: To Nicole. Nicole is a stern, tired and sometimes bossy mother, but she deeply loves her kids and everything she does is because she believes that to be the best for them. Felicity is a jerk Abusive Mom that berates everybody else and consider Anais as a playdate to Billy only after Nicole tells her about Anais far bigger achievements.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • In "The Egg," she schedules a playdate with his son, Billy, and Anais.
    • In "The Blame," she decides to ban all video games in Elmore.
  • Hate Sink: A huge Jerkass and Abusive Mom with no redeeming qualities. She dedicates the entirety of "The Egg" to trying to make Nicole understand that she and her kids are just below her level.
  • Hypocrite: Believes to be above the Wattersons, even though "The Extras" show her driving through a wall and hitting herself with a shovel just to get away from Billy and in "The Law" she goes berserk and tries to actually kill the police chief with an ice cream cone.
  • Iconic Item: She sometimes wears blue high heels.
  • Jerkass: See Hate Sink above.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: While her assessment of Nicole and her family is horrendously classist, she is right about two things: First, Nicole really did miss out on higher education to live with Richard, to her financial detriment (although that was as much because her parents drove her away). Second, the play date between Anais and Billy was indeed a transparent and rather pathetic attempt at social climbing on Nicole's part.
  • Knight Templar Parent: She is this especially in "The Blame".
  • Moral Guardian: She tried to ban video games in Elmore and go after Pop music next.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives a long spiel to Nicole, trying to make understand that neither she nor her kids will ever succeed and there's nothing she can do about it. Doubles as Bullying the Dragon as it results in Nicole literally chewing her out.
  • There Are Two Kinds of People in the World: Those who got it and those who don't.
  • Rich Bitch: Felicity openly thinks her wealth either makes or proves that's she is better than anyone who's poorer than her. She outright tells Nicole that she has not "got it", thus her and her whole family will always be failures no matter what they do. Nicole responds appropriately.
  • Sphere Eyes: She has them.
  • Stepford Smiler: Beneath her cheery demeanor, Felicity is bitchy at best and mentally deranged at worst. In her skit in "The Extras" when she got tired of Billy's pestering, she crashed her car into a house and knocked herself out with a shovel so she didn't have to listen to him. In "The Law," the sight of Gumball not being stopped by Donut Cop (who was fired) for jaywalking enrages her so much that she immediately figures law and order doesn't exist anymore, hijacks Larry's ice cream truck, leaving her son behind, and plows through Elmore until she reaches the police department and threatens to kill the Chief of Police with an ice cream cone. "The Egg" is pretty much an entire episode of her making incredibly rude and pompous remarks about The Wattersons while barely trying to keep her cheerfulness at bay.
  • Tuckerization: Her last name comes from one of the show's writers, Joe Parham.
  • Unnamed Parent: Until "The Egg", Felicity's name was never stated.

    Mrs. Jötunheim 
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Voiced by: Sandra Searles Dickinson
Debut: Season 2, "The Colossus"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Ghouls"

Hector's mother, a grumpy troll witch who has to keep her son calm to keep him from destroying Elmore.


  • Absurdly Elderly Mother: Her son is a seventh grader, yet she looks positively ancient. Turns out she's much Younger Than They Look.
  • Blue-Collar Warlock: She is a rather comical mixture of a traditional witch (she lives in a cave, uses a Magic Cauldron, knows about magic spells, and flies on a broom) and an everyday person (she goes into town like everyone else, she works as a custodian, and she has a son in middle school).
  • Cartoon Creature: A troll witch.
  • Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: She's got heavy lines under her eyes.
  • A Day In The Lime Light:
    • In "The Colossus," where her parenting ideals gets put to question.
    • In "The Sorcerer," where she tricks Gumball into doing her house work under the guise of teaching him magic.
  • Expy: Her character design is heavily based on Yubaba.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: A troll witch who wears clothes.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Mrs. Jötunheim is fairly unpleasant to talk to, but is the main thing keeping Hector from destroying the town and helps Gumball from the Snatcher in "The Mirror" without asking for anything in return.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: According to Hector, his dad is even taller than him, while Mrs. Jötunheim is very small.
  • Iconic Item: Her witch broom.
  • Interspecies Romance: Her husband is stated to be a giant even bigger than Hector, implying she's a member of some Witch Species, rather than a giant that shrank with old age. And she's not even as big as a human.
  • Jerkass: Usually pretty rude and unpleasant.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As mentioned above, she can be rude at times. But she has her moments of kindness. She genuinely loves her son and goes to great lengths to make sure he lives a calm life. She can also be nicer around Gumball when the situation calls for it. In "The Mirror" she tries to help him with The Snatcher's curse. In "The Colossus" she is incredibly understanding of Gumball's mistakes to make Hector feel better and is not even mad at him. In fact, the ending implies that she is now fine with Hector sending a friend request to Gumball online now.
  • Miniature Senior Citizen: Even Gumball towers over her.
  • My Beloved Smother: She's extremely controlling of everything Hector sees and does, even vetoing his online friend invitations and heavily censoring his comics. However, this isn't to protect Hector, it's to keep him calm, protecting everyone else from him.
  • Teen Pregnancy: She is 28 and her son is in seventh grade, thus around 12 years old, meaning she got pregnant at sixteen.
  • Senior Creep: She doesn't look very beautiful (even with makeup as seen in "The Castle") and is at first depicted as absurdly strict towards Hector, and in "The Castle" she implies the rest of Elmore doesn't take too kindly towards her looks. She might not actually be elderly, though.
  • Unnamed Parent: Unknown first name.
  • Witch Classic: She turns out to really be a witch, as Gumball had guessed, and has a lot of the visual traits, including discolored warty skin, a big nose, and a Witch Broom (though she also has regular brooms).
  • Younger Than They Look: She looks ancient and decrepit, but claims to only be 28 in "The Singing". Considering her son is twelve, she probably isn't nearly as old as she looks, though 28 is a somewhat dubious claim.

    Mr. Rex 
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Debut: Season 1, "The Quest"
Last appearance" Season 4, "The Routine"

Tina Rex's father, a brutal, hardly-seen T. Rex said to be just as nasty as his daughter (with the only difference being that Tina actually feels bad about being a bully and hates that people expect her to be just like him. Mr. Rex, however, doesn't care).


  • The Dreaded: Even more so than Tina.
  • The Faceless: His appearance was obscured until "The Routine".
  • Funny Animal: He is possibly not capable of speech, but he has a human level of intelligence.
  • Jerkass: Unlike his daughter, Mr. Rex just seems to be a rude brute who pushes around people weaker than him with no regret.
  • Living Dinosaurs: A tyrannosaurus living in the modern day.
  • Pet the Dog: Tina mentions in "The Blame" that they play video games together.
  • Scars Are Forever: His first full appearance in "The Routine" shows off his right eye scarred and whited out. Nicole beating him up in "The Fight" might have had something to do with that, as both eyes were undamaged before then.
  • Tyrannosaurus rex: He's even bigger than Tina!
  • Would Hit a Girl: He has no problems fighting Nicole and even roars at her, probably thinking she was weaker than him. Also tries to eat Anais in “The Quest”.
    Objects 
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One of the few instances where the objects directly interact with Gumball and Darwin.
Voiced by: Various
Debut: Season 1, "The Third"note 
The objects all across Elmore that are capable of talking.

  • Animate Inanimate Object: They're all objects. Such as: cars, fridges, lamps, globes, etc.
  • Butt-Monkey: Some objects' lives clearly suck. The bike seat from "The World" for example. Who is forced to be sat on by Fat Idiot Tony.
  • Crowd Song: The objects sing one at the start of "The World" and a reprisal at the end.
  • A Day in the Limelight
    • "The World", where they get their own Vignette Episode focusing on their daily lives.
    • "The Revolt", where Darwin tries to convince them to start a revolt against their owners.
  • Depending on the Writer: The show plays it fast and loose on what objects can be considered alive and which objects are not.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Darwin rather callously throws away a soda can who is clearly heartbroken over their one-sided friendship ending. Later on, he, along with a whole army of soda cans pummel Darwin in the supermarket.
  • Driven to Suicide
    • Gumball's phone decides to fall to it's death after imagining Granny Jojo naked.
    • The TV in "The Candidate" turns himself off with his remote (in a similar manner to a guy shooting a gun to his temples) after being subjected to nursery rhymes for too long.
  • Everything Talks: Damn near everything in Elmore is alive and are able to speak. However, "The Revolt" reveals that they are capable of hiding their faces so they can act like typical non-living things.
  • Flat Character: Justified, they're all characters who serve to act as inanimate objects for people to use.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: In a show that already has a lot of characters, there are practically hundreds of talking objects seen across the series.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Upon discovering how the citizens of Elmore truly feel about them, they go crazy and take over the town.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Light Switch and Light Bulb. They both annoy and prank each other. But it's all in good fun.
    Timmy/The Internet 
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Voiced by: Hugo Harold-Harrison
Debut: Season 2, "The Internet"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Web"

The literal personification of the internet.



  • Anthropomorphic Personification: He's the whole internet, and especially the G.I.F.T., personified as one room full of monitors and a screen for a face. In "The Intelligence", he's shown to apparently embody all technology, and him shutting down brings people back to the dark ages.
  • Art Shift: He was initially 2D-animared, but in Season 6, he becomes a CGI character.
  • Ascended Extra: In “The Internet”, he was just a Monster of the Week, but he returned in “The Love”, two seasons later, and has two important roles in "The Intelligence" and "The Spinoffs", another two seasons later.
  • Barrier Maiden: Without him, Elmore would be plunged into the Dark Ages. Complete with disease spread and witch hunting.
  • Basement-Dweller: Timmy lives in a dark room in his mother's basement. He might not be capable of leaving, but it doesn't seem like he'd want to anyway.
  • The Bus Came Back: Originally just a Monster of the Week in "The Internet", but came back in one segment of "The Love" two seasons later.
  • Everything Is Online: The Internet is able to hack traffic signs, police records, power lines (not just the power going through them, the physical object), and fire hydrants to keep Darwin and Gumball away. So they just take a path through the park.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: "The Spinoffs" shows he is aware The Amazing World of Gumball is a TV show, and Rob capturing him lets him alter the show itself.
  • G.I.F.T.: Timmy directly invokes the power of anonymity for being a jerk.
    I can be a jerk to anyone, while I'm behind the screen, in the safety and comfort of my own home.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Was originally the Monster of the Week in "The Internet". Since then he's more of a nuisance and does get along with Gumball and Darwin in "The Intelligence".
  • It's All About Me: Feels he’s entitled to meddle with people’s lives For the Evulz and claims no responsibility for his action. When put under threat, he will pretty much bargain that the internet's value justifies his actions.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: When Gumball and Darwin’s decide to spare him, he viciously rejects their pleas to consider other people or take responsibility for his actions.
  • Made of Evil: Gumball claims the Internet, "like a goatee", is made out of evil.
  • One Steve Limit. Averted. There are two other Timmys: the frog kid and the gray humanoid from "The Schooling".
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In the “The Intelligence”, he’s in much more cordial terms with Gumball and Darwin.
    Van Shopkeeper 
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Voiced by: Alex Jordan
Debut: Season 4, "The Origins"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Possession"

The owner of a red van which Richard describes as the Awesome Store, who sells many strange and dangerous things.



  • Ambiguously Evil: His store sells cursed items to whoever wants to buy. He gives little to no warning to most people, but he doesn't seem to do anything out of malice, and believes people should be aware of the dangers of purchasing stuff from a seedy store like his own. In "The Console", he also plays the role of a Good All Along character that points Gumball to the real Final Boss. He also does sell stuff that isn't evil, such as Darwin, who grew to be a loved member of the Wattersons.
  • Artifact of Doom: Much of his merchandise is dangerous, including the Evil Turtle and the TV remote and knock-off handheld that each can warp reality. Darwin is an exception. He brushes off complaints by saying that's the risk people take by buying things from the back of a van.
  • Bigger on the Inside: In the one interior shot of the van, it's subtly larger than the van's exterior should allow. In "The Shippening", the shopkeeper says there's a map on the fifth floor.
  • Cartoon Creature: A Living Shadow.
  • Expy: Of Mr. Wing from Gremlins.
  • The Little Shop That Wasn't There Yesterday: His store is a van, and thus can move around.
  • Living Shadow: He at first appeared to be hidden in shadow, with only his eyes visible. Then he stuck his hand out of the van, showing he is a shadow, apparently the same species as the mugger from "The Comic".
  • Pet the Dog: Gives the Watterson's a new fridge free of charge for the trouble it caused and even calls them his best customers.
  • Phrase Catcher: Described explicitly as "THE AWESOME STORE" by everyone other than Gumball in the game world in "The Console".
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He was the reason that Darwin was adopted into the Watterson family.
    • He is also the catalyst of several other major events within the show. He is responsible of giving the Watterson's their Evil Turtle in "The Puppy", he gave Rob the universal remote in "The Disaster" two-parter, he gave Richard the Gamechild (which would plunge Elmore into a video game word) in "The Console", he inadvertently gives Sarah the reality warping notebook that had the Cartoon Network logo on it in "The Shippening", and in "The Possession" he gave Jojo the memory-storing fridge.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Inverted. Richard thinks it's the best store ever and cheers whenever he sees it. Gumball's the only one who seems to get that it's a dilapidated van.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He sold Rob the reality warping remote, not knowing he planned to use it to ruin Gumball's life until it was too late.
  • Wild Card: Though he contributes indirectly to horrible events, he's outright helpful in "The Origins" and "The Console." The most directly villainous act he does is sell Rob the Cyclops an Artifact of Doom for a very reasonable rate, and even then he (initially) tried to take it back when Rob said he'd use it for revenge.
    (After mistaking Van Shopkeeper to be the Final Boss of the game in "The Console")
    Gumball: Sorry, it's just you looked so evil and you sold people those cursed objects and stuff.
    Van Shopkeeper: (annoyed) What do they expect when they buy things from the back of a van?

    Yuki Yoshida 
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Voiced by: Naoko Mori
Debut: Season 4, "The Fury"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Web"

A cloud humanoid who is Masami's mother and wife of the owner of the Rainbow Factory. She and Nicole were childhood friends who trained in martial arts until they both fought each other in the tournament finals, which Nicole won. She left America for Japan so she could train harder, then came back to America for a revenge match against her old friend.



  • Alliterative Name: Yuki Yoshida.
  • Almighty Mom: Just like Nicole, she can cause general chaos and destruction without consequence simply because she's too strong for anyone else to do anything about it.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: She’s a cloud.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: She's very strong and disrespectful.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Shares this with Masami as she is a cloud woman.
  • A Day in the Limelight: In "The Fury."
  • Foil: Yuki and Nicole are both talented fighters who started out a lot alike, but their lives went in opposite directions after their match together. Yuki dedicated almost all of her time to training, which she was able to because she was born into money. Nicole gave up martial arts, but a demanding family and financial hardships forced her to become stronger anyway.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: A cloud who wears clothes.
  • Mama Bear: The first second she hears Masami (along with Gumball, Darwin, and Anais) in danger, she stops her fight with Nicole to save her.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: She has one, befitting her heritage and personality.
  • Rich Bitch: She cares about her fighting prowess much more than her wealth, but she's not above using it to bully Nicole into fighting her again.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Since her husband owns the Rainbow Factory where Nicole works, Yuki is able to harass her with impunity for refusing to fight. After that fails, Nicole acquiesces under the threat of being fired and having her house foreclosed on.
  • She's Got Legs: Likes to show them off in her kicking poses and even flirt with Richard just to tick Nicole off.
  • Sore Loser: She was so offended that Nicole beat her that she left the country to train for years before insisting on a rematch. After losing to Nicole again, she refuses Nicole's wish to be friends again until their kids are in danger.
  • Supernatural Martial Arts: Unlike Nicole, who gets her strength from the Unstoppable Rage built up from being a working mother, Yuki's power comes from training. Mostly this includes superhuman physical abilities and Ki Manipulation.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Before losing to Nicole, Yuki was a friendly person. After the loss and years of training, she's become more arrogant and callous.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Nicole and Yuki go way back until their fated match which the latter lost. She makes Nicole's life a living hell and threatens her job as well as her home just to get her to fight, which the latter eventually accepted. They got back to being friends again when they saved their kids from the collapsing gymnasium caused by their fight, and both insists it was "just a little argument between friends".

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