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    In General 
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Most of the relevant students (and some of the staff). L-R: Ocho, Carrie, Idaho, Tobias, Alan, Tina Rex, Principal Brown, Banana Joe, Gumball, Leslie, Darwin, Mr. Small, Sarah, Bobert, William, Penny, Carmen, Masami.


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    Penny Fitzgerald 
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"You're going for the cheerleader effect? Sorry, but for boys it's the opposite. We call it the frat-guy effect, makes you look like medieval pillaging creeps. [...] You'd still be the shining sun of my life! Impossible to live without... But it would really hurt my eyes to look at you directly."

Voiced by Teresa Gallagher
Debut: Season 1, "The Third"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Inquisition"

A good-natured peanut with antlers. Inside that shell, however, turns out to be something entirely different. Is the love of Gumball's life, despite Penny's father feeling he's not good enough for her.



  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Only wore shoes and a sweatband on her arms. After she literally broke out of her shell and revealed that she's a shape-shifting spirit, she no longer wears any clothing normally, but puts the sweatbands back on (plus a third one on her head) when cheerleading.
  • Art Evolution: Went from this during season 1, to what you see above in season 2 up until the season three episode "The Shell”.
  • Alphabetical Theme Naming: Her sister is called Polly, and her dad is called Patrick, all starting with the letter P. Her mother is Odd Name Out, since her name is Judith.
  • Beautiful All Along: In "The Shell", it's shown that Penny is a flying, multicolored creature with wings, who morphs into different shapes depending on her mood. Gumball definitely thinks she looks "extraordinary". Penny wasn't by any means "ugly" before, just decent-looking, compared to the form she was hiding beneath.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: In the very few times Penny has become truly angered, it is not pretty. The reason Gumball never told her about her laugh described above was because "he prefers his heart beating safely inside his chest rather than being held in front of his screaming face", so, even if it never happens on-screen, Penny can be extremely dangerous and scary.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Like Masami, her eyes have the appearance of Black Bead Eyes, but actually seem to be holes in her shell—Gumball once said she looked like a "coconut with holes in it". Given her shell turns out to be removable, it could be considered a form of Expressive Mask.
  • Cartoon Creature: What she actually is underneath her shell is a fairy.
  • The Cheerleader: She is, technically, a cheerleader. But the malicious version described in this trope is averted.
  • Dark Skinned Red Head: As a human.
  • A Day in the Limelight
    • In "The Date," Gumball goes on (what he assumes to be) a date with Penny.
    • In "The Knights," where her father forces her and Gumball to seperate.
    • In "The Flower," where she is forced to deal with a jealousy-possessed Gumball.
    • In "The Shell," where she literally (and figuratively) comes out of her shell.
    • In "The Bros," she becomes paranoid that she is causing a rift in Gumball and Darwin's friendship.
    • In "The Romantic," she goes on Gumball's "romantic treasure hunt".
    • In "The Misunderstandings," she witnesses all the misunderstandings Gumball has to go through.
    • In "The Transformation," her family has a meltdown over a dispute about whether or not she should remain out of her shell or follow family tradition and go back in.
    • In "The Mess," she lets Polly explain what happened during Gumball and Darwin's delirious adventure across town.
  • Demoted to Extra: In Seasons 5, she has little screentime (besides the episodes "The Ex" and "The Petals"). She has much bigger screentime in seasons 1-4, though the writers have said that her arc was practically finished now. Thankfully, Season 6 gave her a lot more relevance again.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: Penny's body was circular in the first season, making her look more like her dad than her mom.
  • Foil: She is this to Rob. Both of them did consider of running away from everyone, but Gumball stopped her from doing so - unlike Rob, who became more paranoid due to isolation. She became Gumball's girlfriend while Rob became his Arch-Enemy. While she became beautiful, Rob became hideous. Sometimes Penny knows when she's wrong and she accepts it. Rob blames his owns failures on Gumball.
  • Generation Xerox: Both ways, as she can be rageful and insecure like Nicole and Gumball will be a good guy to calm her down, but also he's inherited his mother's temper (never aiming it at Penny though, and only coming out when he's motivated enough. and she'll take his crazy, like a subtext-laden obsession with his male ex enemy, in stride.
  • Iconic Item: In Season 1, she always carried pom poms. In Seasons 2 and 3, she had a yellow book she was often holding, but after breaking out of her shell, she no longer is seen with it (likely to avoid it from blending with her yellow body).
  • Interspecies Romance: Her (a peanut with antlers, later revealed to be a shape-shifting fairy-like creature) and Gumball (a cat).
  • Involuntary Shapeshifter: Her real form inside her shell. How she looks depends upon her self-image and possibly other emotions, from a rabbit, to a dragon, to a form that looks somewhat similar to how she was with the shell still on. Being distressed or confused causes her to rapidly change between forms. She still always has antlers, though.
  • Like Parent, Like Spouse: Like Nicole, Penny is the serious, down-to-earth female counterpart to their more eccentric male partners that nonetheless fell in love with them and only them because of their positive qualities.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Penny can be amazingly snarky when putting down Tobias.
  • Lovable Jock: She seems to be athletic—she is a very good cheerleader, and is part of the synchronized swimming club— and she's one of the nicest characters in the series.
  • Metamorphosis: Penny could have stayed in her shell for her entire life, and even have minor damage repaired, but once she breaks out entirely it's clear that there's no going back, although her parents want her to go back to the shell in "The Transformation" implying that she could.
  • Morality Pet: Downplayed. While Gumball is far from anything evil or even a straight Jerkass, Penny is probably the only person he never speaks sarcastically or cynically towards.
  • Nice Girl: Popular, cheerleader, and sweet as can be. In "The Bros", she told Gumball she needed space just so he and Darwin can have time to repair their friendship as the latter was very envious about Penny getting attention from him and she doesn't hold a grudge about it since she also cares for Darwin's well-being.
  • Not So Above It All: The end of "The Flower" shows she's capable of the same illogical jealously that Gumball had been going through when Carrie playfully punches Gumball. Although she was possessed and didn’t mean to say mean things to Carrie, she was still jealous.
  • Official Couple: With Gumball. In general - especially post-"The Shell" - while she's more sensible than Gumball, she shares his sense of humor and legitimately finds most of his antics hilarious. Unless he takes things too far, she little problem going along with his misadventures even though they always end in chaos.
  • Out of Focus: Penny has very little screentime in the fifth season, only have a supporting one in "The Ex" and a minor role in a few others.
  • Phosphor-Essence: Her fairy form glows slightly. This is most noticeable when she is standing on a reflective surface or is in a dim area. This also gives her skin a slightly reflective quality.
  • Plot Allergy: In “The Dream”, Gumball gives her a choice between two cupcakes: a blueberry one symbolizing him, and an orange one representing Darwin, in hopes that she’ll choose the former. However, when Penny chooses the orange cupcake, he crams the blueberry one into her mouth, only to realize she’s actually allergic to blueberries after she swells up.
  • Relationship Upgrade: After their Big Damn Kiss at the end of "The Shell" she and Gumball are now dating.
  • The Runaway: In "The Shell", she decides to run away from home and go live in the forest, because she believes everyone, even her dad, thinks she's a monster. Gumball convinces her to come back.
  • Shapeshifter Default Form: It's not clear whether it's a Type A or B, but when she isn't worried about what other people think of her, under her shell she looks similar to how she did with it on, but with red and orange skin, a larger head, static (until "The Shippening") wing-like appendages, and no hands or feet.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: The only person Penny is romantically interested in is Gumball.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Penny is romantically interested in the fundamentally good guy, Gumball. Examples of Penny being attracted to Gumball's side are as followed —
    • In "The Gi", like Nicole with Richard, Penny admires how Gumball is true to himself.
    • "The Sweaters", after she finds out that Gumball (along with Darwin) was challenged to a tennis fight with two kids from Richwood High she gave this bit of dialogue:
      Penny: Gumball! I heard you're gonna sacrifice yourself to save the school. I know it's heroic and selfless and- (looks aside) kind of attractive.
    • They become an Official Couple after Gumball convinces her she's not the monster she thinks she is in "The Shell".
    • On their first date in "The Burden", Penny also liked Gumball showing his paternal side to the school's pet hamster. Heck, she even called this side "attractive".
  • Sphere Eyes: Both her and her shell have these.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Penny is always shown as being taller than Gumball, though by how much varies by scene.
  • Twice Shy: Her feelings for Gumball are mutual, but both struggle to confess to each other. As of "The Shell", they're official.
  • Unfazed Everyman: Despite arguably being one of the most "normal" of the school's students, Penny generally accepts Gumball's hijinks with little more than amused but level-headed bemusement. She's surprisingly accepting of everything but the most completely insane of situations, and it takes a lot to make her upset.
  • Women Prefer Strong Men: She gets giggly imagining Gumball older and shirtless, with muscles, abs and a boy-band fringe. But she also likes him as he is.

    Carrie Krueger 
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"Tell me, is it wrong for a punk rock chick who lives in a haunted, malevolent mansion to be touched by the magical friendship of a pony?!"

Voiced by Jessica McDonald
Debut: Early reel/Season 1, "The Third"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Inquisition"

An emo ghost girl, though she's more Goth than emo.



  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: The only part of her body that is visibly clothing is her hair bow.
  • All Girls Like Ponies: Despite everyone else finding A Pony's Tail impossibly terrible, Carrie loved it, completely shocking herself.
  • Beta Couple: With Darwin as of "The Matchmaker".
  • Big Eater: She hasn't eaten since she became a ghost, so when she possesses someone's body she'll eat until it passes out.
  • Black Bead Eyes: She has ghost eyes.
  • Cartoon Creature: Whatever she is the ghost of, it isn’t something that exists in real life.
  • Cute Ghost Girl: Darwin sure seems to think so when he kissed her.
  • Daddy's Girl: In "The Mirror", she defends her father from the insults of Gumball and is overjoyed over reuniting with him.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • In "The Ghost," she starts possessing Gumball's body against his will to satiate her hunger.
    • "Halloween," where she takes Gumball and Darwin to a ghost party.
    • In "The Mirror," she helps Gumball remove his curse and reunites with her father.
    • In "The Scam," she teams up with Gumball to trick Elmore into thinking that the town is haunted.
    • "The Matchmaker," she's upset that Darwin has supposedly fallen in love with Teri.
    • "The Ghouls," she shows Gumball and Darwin why Halloween isn't scary anymore.
    • "The Drama," where Gumball becomes suspicious of her relationship with Darwin.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Carrie is almost always deadpan and occasionally snarks. She once has her face sucked into a vacuum and distorted, then replied with a flat "Gross."
  • Demonic Possession: She can possess someone's body by flying into their mouth and down their throat.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: In the first season, she was lighter, less transparent, had no visible shoulders, and her head was more rounder.
  • Emo Teen: Carrie is described as emo, though she has a lot of goth elements like her occult room decorations and loving the smell of death. One time she even described herself as punk-rock.
  • Exorcist Head: Her head can flip around freely both as a ghost and when she possesses Gumball.
    I can do this forever. I don't have bones.
  • Fog Feet: She has has a ghostly tail instead of feet and floats around. Lampshaded during "The Flower"
    Jealousy: How many pairs of shoes do you need!? You don't even have feet!
  • Friendly Ghost: Despite her morose demeanor, Carrie is good friends with at least some of her classmates, and mantains a very close friendship with Gumball to the point of being Platonic Life-Partners. Gumball initallynote  allowed her to possess his body whenever she wanted to eat food. She regulary shows concern for his safety as shown in "Halloween" and "The Mirror". In "The Scam," they both enact a plan together (Darwin would eventually join in) to scam the whole town. "The One" reveals that she is number two in Gumball's ring of closest friends, right behind Darwin.
  • Goth Girls Know Magic: Carrie's performed an exorcism, owns a potion that can let mortals see ghosts (and remove their spirit from their body if they take too much), and was familiar with a bunch of curses caused by a Tome of Eldritch Lore. Though the first is rather humorously subverted when she reveals she'd just looked up everything about the exorcism on the internet.
  • The Hedonist: It's been so long since she's been able to do things like eating, that when she has a body, she'll immediately starting binge-eating absolutely anything (except, apparently, pickles).
  • Human Mom, Non-Human Dad: Inverted. Her father was a mortal and her mother is a ghost.
  • I See Dead People: Most ghosts are Invisible to Normals, but Carrie can see them since she's partway into the afterlife.
  • Intangibility: Because Carrie is a ghost, she is able to pass through objects and/or people. If she's able to not pass through objects generally depends on the needs of a scene.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Darwin although she simply blushed after being kissed by him in "Halloween" but as of "The Scam", it is mutual and they are dating as of "The Matchmaker".
  • Jerkass Ball: Even though she has a good heart, in "The Quest," she had no problem taking Daisy from Anais and playing keep away with Tobias, and possessing Gumball's body in "The Ghost."
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She has her moments of rudeness, but shows concern for her friends' well-being when they're in danger. Carrie is also noble enough to volunteer herself for a pretty terrible fate (being married to a horrific monster) to save Elmore.
  • Liminal Being:
  • Luminescent Blush: She blushes when Darwin kissed her in "Halloween" and in "The Coach" when she said that all the work-out made her feel alive. When Gumball implies that Darwin reciprocates her crush in "The Matchmaker" she glows like a Christmas tree.
  • Mind over Matter: Carrie can move objects, with or without possessing them.
  • Missing Reflection: Sometimes Carrie lacks a reflection or doesn't show up in film (which involves projecting reflections), like when Mr. Small took her class photo ("I'm not paying for that."). Conversely, when she's possessing someone, she replaces their reflection.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: She is a ghost and all, but this does not stop her from obsessing over horror movies and ideas of death. And she apparently found Darwin attractive enough to kiss even when he'd turned into a decrepit gremlin.
  • Nom de Mom: When Carrie says her dad's full name, it ends with "Lokowitchki", not "Kruger". Whether this is because her parents never married or for some other reason isn't specified, though in the case of the former it's likely because her dad turned into the Snatcher before they could.
  • Official Couple: As of "The Matchmaker", she and Darwin are a couple.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: When the resident Nightmare Fetishist is freaked out over scare email from the Snatcher, than it should be taken seriously.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: In "Halloween" she claims she was born a ghostnote  which means she stays in the living world and can be seen by anyone, even though most other ghosts can only come there on Halloween and are Invisible to Normals. "The Mirror" provides an actual explanation to this: Her mom was a ghost and her dad a mortal who used magic to be able to touch her. Both of these, however, came after her mentioning that she used to have a body.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Much like Gumball's whiskers, subject to Fashionable Asymmetry and Ambidextrous Sprite.
  • Perky Goth: On some occasions, Carrie behaves rather cheerfully for an undead. Still, she has her moments as a more stereotypical goth.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Usually has a morose expression on her face, though she's sported a sharp-toothed grin a few times.
  • Picky Eater: When Carrie takes over Gumball's body and starts binge-eating everything in sight, she takes a moment to remove the pickle slice from a hamburger before devouring the whole combo meal.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She looks like a young girl but is actually 327 years old. For some reason, she's still in middle school.
  • Relationship Upgrade: She becomes a couple with Darwin in "The Matchmaker".
  • Shout-Out: Given that she's a ghost and a horror film afficionado, her name is likely inspired by two famous horror characters: Carrie White and Freddy Krueger.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She has a mutual crush on Darwin.
  • Teleportation: Carrie shows she can disappear and reappear at a different location, though her aim isn't perfect.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: "I thought I was a hardcore horror movie fan, but I was living a lie! Tell me, is it wrong for a punk-rock chick who lives in a haunted malevolent mansion to be touched by the magical friendship of a pony?"
  • Took a Level in Kindness: As seen under Jerkass Ball, she was much more unpleasant in season 1, such as taking Daisy Donkey from Anais and possessing Gumball several times against his will and going on binge-eating sprees while in his body. However come season 2 she had mellowed into a sometimes rude but overall much friendlier and nicer Jerk with a Heart of Gold who was good friends with Gumball and Darwin, and by season 5 had started dating the latter.
  • Transformation of the Possessed: Anyone she possesses turns into wrinkly, green, and decrepit for the duration.
  • Twice Shy: Carrie's crush on Darwin is mutual, but both struggle to ask each other out before “The Matchmaker”.
  • Undead Child: Carrie's earliest appearance mentioned her having been alive, but this was soon retconned to her having been born as a ghost, and presumably aging. Although even later she's stated to be Really 700 Years Old, so she either has no real age, or is growing up very slowly.

    Joseph A. "Banana Joe" Banana 
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"Hey! What do you call a fish with no eyes? A fsssssssssshhhhhh! Ahahahahahahahaha!"

Voiced by Mic Graves
Debut: Early reel/Season 1, "The Third"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Inquisition"
A constantly jovial and clownish banana.

  • Abnormal Limb Rotation Range: A strange example; his arms, legs, and facial features have a normal range of movement compared to each other, but his banana "body" freely flips around without any horizontal fixed relation to the rest of him.
  • Anthropomorphic Food: A banana.
  • Autocannibalism: It's mentioned in "The Promise" that the last time he went camping, he was left alone in the woods and had to use his banana skin and eat parts of himself to survive. That, and the winter storm that came when he walked home, is why he has no feet.
  • Berserk Button: Do not ruin his family's pen. Or his school picture.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Subverted, as even if you provoke his wrath he's too tiny, weak, and incompetent to be a threat to anyone.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He's the one to finish off Rob in The Future.
  • Butt-Monkey: Mutilated, crushed, abused, stepped on, run over, eaten, traumatized, manipulated... you name it.
  • Characterization Marches On: His characterization in the first season was all over the place: sometimes he was kind of a jerk or even utterly psychotic and other times he was cheerful to the point where he literally could not stop making jokes constantly. From the second season on, he's a lot nicer, but still capable of being pushed too far, and is capable of being serious for a minute. He also didn't strip off his peel as much in the earlier episodes.
  • The Chew Toy: Tends to be one of the more abused classmates, which is prominently shown in "The Promise", where he suffers a Mutilation Conga while trying to use the gym equipment.
  • Class Clown: Constantly making jokes, but no one really thinks he's funny.
  • A Day in the Limelight
    • In "The Banana," where he ends up in a feud with Gumball and Darwin over a chewed pen.
    • In "The Promise," where Darwin makes a promise to him to mend their friendship.
    • In "The Future," where he attempts to rescue his mom from Rob,
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: In season one, his peel was darker, his limbs were thinner, and he had no visible eyebrows.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: His peel is considered his clothes.
  • Jiggle Physics: His eyes in the first season were literal googly eyes whose pupils shook around as he moved.
  • Naked People Are Funny: He constantly strips off his peel, his equivalent of clothing, for the sake of a joke. Ms. Simian claims that it's becoming a real problem in class.
  • No Brows: He has no eyebrows in the first season.
  • Plant Person: A walking, talking banana.
  • Pungeon Master: Most of his jokes consist of painful puns.
  • Species Surname: Although "Banana" is the first part of his name, it seems to be his surname anyway given he's stated to be from the "Banana family".
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He was an annoying nusiance in the first season. After that, he becomes a total Nice Guy — though he can be more aggressive when the time calls for it.
  • Turn the Other Cheek: He forgives Gumball and Darwin for their numerous and unwarranted attempts at violent revenge in "The Banana" and their horrible negligence in "The Promise".
  • Would Hit a Girl: In "The Photo", he pushes Teri away.
  • Your Size May Vary: Depending on the needs of a scene, Joe's size varies from as small as an actual banana to about as large as a human toddler.

    Tobias Wilson 
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"I should be more important! I should be the one with a sidekick and exciting adventures! I'm more handsome, richer, and more colorful than you guys, and YET, it's like I'm the supporting character of my own life!"

Voiced by Rupert Degas (season 1), Hugo Harold-Harrison (season 2 onward)
Debut: Early reel/Season 1, "The Third"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Inquisition"

A many-colored stylized cloud with a very overinflated self-image.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: Tobias is not only rejected by Penny, but also many other girls as well. He has hit on almost every girl in his class (except for Molly, Sussie, Tina and Jamie) plus Clare, and got rejected by every single one of them.
  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Only wears shoes and sweatbands around his wrist and forehead.
  • Ascended Extra: He was originally pretty unimportant in the first season, only having one actual relevant role in "The Third". After establishing his Casanova Wannabe and loser traits, he is arguably one of the most biggest recurring characters in the school (right behind Penny and Carrie).
  • Asshole Victim: It's a little hard to feel bad for Tobias whenever something bad happens to him due to how smug and jerkish he can be.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Say what you will about how pathetic he is, but "The Curse of Elmore" reveals that he can pull a damn scary (and immensely eloborate) prank on his friends.
  • Butt-Monkey: He has been put through several humiliating situations as the show goes on and is seen as very unpopular in the school. In fact, Tobias in particular, is a frequent victim of Gumball's (usually painful and/or humiliating) antics.
  • Cartoon Creature: A colorful, cloud-like biped.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Showed hints of being a wannabe lady's man in the second season, especially when he tried to make a video about talking to girls in "The Tape". By the third season, he's hitting on and being rejected by every girl in school. He's basically the only person in the whole show Penny is not nice to.
  • Cephalothorax: His body is like a giant head.
  • Characterization Marches On: Applies not so much to him as to how everyone else treats him: during his first appearance in "The Third", it's pretty obvious to the audience that he's not as great as he claims, yet everyone thinks he's genuinely cool and interesting. Later on, he's usually portrayed as one of the least popular people in the whole school.
  • The Chew Toy: Amusing Injuries are common for all the classmates, but Tobias in particular gets a lot of them.
  • Compressed Vice: In "The Points", he becomes hopelessly addicted to an online video game which he spends hundreds of dollars in micro-transactions.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • In "The Third," where he becomes the third best friend to Gumball and Darwin. Though he begins to steal Darwin from Gumball.
    • In "The Knights," where he fights against Gumball over Penny's affection.
    • In "The Points," he cons Gumball and Darwin into doing his chores.
    • In "The Slap," where he is harassed by Gumball over his infamous butt slap.
    • In "The Test," where he steps in place of Gumball (who decided to dial back on his loser status) and plunges Elmore into a terrible sitcom starring himself.
    • In "The One," he attempts to become Gumball's friend and embarks on a Highlander-esque journey to murder all of his closest friends.
  • Dumb Jock: Tobias isn't very smart.
  • Foil: He and Gumball are both egotistical losers, but Tobias is often at odds with Gumball in a way that highlights the latter's more sympathetic traits:
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Gradually becomes one of the most unpopular kids in the school.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Despite being a friend to Gumball, Tobias ends up being the antagonist to him in many episodes, including: "The Sidekick", "The Points", "The Test", and "The One". Even when he's not the villain, he and Gumball are frequently at odds with each other.
  • Hopeless Suitor: He constantly goes after Penny in "The Knights", despite her openly rejecting him at every opportunity. His attempts are so hopeless that Gumball, the guy who was furious over a dream of Darwin kissing Penny, doesn't see Tobias as any kind of romantic competition.
  • Hostile Show Takeover: Played with, while not fully hostile, it happens suddenly and there's little other can do about it in "The Test", where he assumes Gumball's role in the show when the latter decided he no longer wants to be the loser, forcing the show to now be a lousy sitcom focused on Tobias.
  • Iconic Item: He sometimes wears a blue and white hat.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Tobias' bravado is paper-thin at times. When something disproves his inflated self-opinion, he'll do things such as walk off sulking and hold back tears.
  • Jerk Jock / Lovable Jock: He definitely thinks he's a jock, and can be pretty well a jerk, but unlike other jocks, he's not as bad since he's not as threatening and is decent to his friends.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's cocky and a failed Casanova Wannabe, but he can be civil to people.
    • In "The Slap", he saves Leslie from choking on a piece of food and would have done the same with Gumball.
    • "The One" puts it in a slightly negative light. He ends up accepting that he won't ever be Gumball's best friend, but the two end sharing a Friendship Moment anyways. Right after that, he smugly refuses to help Darwin, who was pinned under couch by him and is suffocating; stating that he's a friend but not that good of a friend.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: While all these tropes in his page leaves him quite unflattering, he is very much capable of being nicer (on his better days).
  • Sketchy Successor: In "The Test", after Gumball starts holding in his less likable qualities to stop being "The Loser," Tobias slowly takes over as the show's protagonist. With Tobias as the main character, the show's quality immediately goes downhill, with Meta Guy Sarah acknowledging and pointing out how the humor and dynamic of the series has turned into an incredibly cheesy and lazy sitcom with bad jokes, an obnoxious laugh track, and desperate attempts to boost ratings. As a protagonist, Tobias does nothing but shill awful one-liners while slowly usurping Gumball's friends and family from him (much to their confusion). It takes Gumball seeing Tobias has stolen Penny from him that gets Gumball to unleash his bile on Tobias to take his role as the protagonist back.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He thinks he's super athletic and popular, but he's incredibly scrawny, all the girls hate him, and he's generally thought of as a loser. In "The Voice" he can't understand why everything important happens to Gumball, and thinks if anyone should be the main character it should be him. "The Test" shows that if he was the main character, the show would turn into a flaming dumpster fire on the fast track to cancellation.
  • Spoiled Brat: His parents are notably better off than the Wattersons, and he has the ego and entitlement to match.
  • Tuckerization: His name comes from Tobi Wilson, one of the show's writers.
  • Two First Names: "Tobias" and "Wilson" can both be used as a first name.
  • Would Hit a Girl: In "The One", Tobias (believes that he) eliminates Gumball's other friends, which includes melting Sarah's head and beating Carrie on the head with a (ghost) stick.
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    Alan Keane 
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"I apologize for apologizing so much."
Voiced by Unknown (season 1), Hugo Harold-Harrison (season 2 onward)
Debut: Early reel/Season 1, "The Third"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Inquisition"
A balloon with a face drawn on it and a sickeningly nice person. He's romantically interested in Carmen, which has rather obvious problems.

  • All Balloons Have Helium: He can be re-inflated with a person's breath but still keep floating afterward.
  • All-Loving Hero: There isn't a single person Alan has refused to act kind and charitable toward: not even people who are currently beating him up. It usually pays off eventually: in one episode where Gumball effectively ruined his life, Alan himself is blessed with a massive string of fortunate Laser-Guided Karma that effectively acted as a Reset Button. The "hero" part is subverted in "The Vision", however.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Even though he's romantically interested in Carmen, "The Upgrade" showed that he had no qualms about being married to Leslie, though this can be interpreted as part of Alan's personality of being an All-Loving Hero. In "The Storm," Gumball had to manually reinflate him. Gumball looks absolutely traumatized afterward, but Alan was walking on air.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: A balloon.
  • Apologizes a Lot: Apologizes so much that he even apologizes for apologizing all the time. In "The Voice" he even apologizes for making someone feel they need to apologize, and continues to apologize until Gumball pops him to make him stop.
  • Barrier Maiden: Much like Larry keeps Elmore running with all his jobs, Alan does so much volunteer work that when he stops it, everything turns to anarchy.
  • Berserk Button: Gumball finally managed to find something that irritated Alan in "The Saint": the sound people make when they drag their feet on linoleum. Actually, that was just a lie just so Gumball would feel better.
  • Blue Is Heroic: A very nice balloon.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Turns out to be Evil All Along in "The Vision".
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: "The Traitor" shows balloons like Alan have a complete system of organs inside them, but they're made of air. Gumball refers to him as a "biological mystery" when he couldn't tell how Alan was crying, but Alan explains:
    Alan: Air comes in the knot, air comes out the knot.
    Gumball: Hmm, hmm... What about the spaghetti, though?
    Alan: Spaghetti goes in, turns into air, comes back out.
    Gumball: (beat) So technically you weren't only crying just now.
  • Bizarre Alien Limbs: The string around Alan's knot is prehensile, though quite weak.
  • Butt-Monkey: He’s basically The Chew Toy and an Extreme Doormat for Gumball. Although, this does lead to a Karmic Jackpot in "The Saint".
  • Characterization Marches On: In his few speaking appearances in the first season, he didn't seem particularly nice to anyone, just incredibly sensitive about his lack of hands.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • "The Storm" has him and Carmen break up, and he starts dating Masami.
    • "The Saint" focus on Gumball trying to see if he can make Alan mad by slowly destroying his life.
    • "The Traitor" has Gumball invite Alan over for dinner, but Alan seemingly blows him off.
    • "The Vision" has Gumball finding his pen drive and looking through his files, finding his manifesto. The rest of the episode is narrated by Alan describing his vision.
    • "The Faith" has the entire city falling apart when Alan loses faith in humanity and Gumball and Darwin have to help him.
    • In "The Decisions," he becomes Darwin's new mentor.
  • Despair Event Horizon: In "The Faith", he loses all faith in the world. Plunging Elmore into a black-and-white world where the city is falling apart due to his inaction to help anyone. It takes a well-meaning song from Gumball that the world does indeed suck, but it's faith that makes people go on, to finally cheer him up. To make things better, Gumball finally admits that Alan is his friend now.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: He was darker in Season 1 and his mouth was shaped differently.
  • Evil All Along: "The Vision" reveals that he's secretly plotting to Take Over the World and create a dystopia where anyone who is unhappy for any reason will be sent to "happy camps" where they will be forcibly brainwashed into not feeling negative emotions.
  • Fatal Attraction: Alan and Carmen are passionately in love with one another, but because Alan is a balloon and Carmen is a cactus, their relationship is impossible.
  • Fisher King: Alan is such a force for good in the world, that when he gives up, the world gives up. In "The Faith" when Alan is depressed the colour drains out of the world, huge rain clouds form overhead and anyone who steps into the rain feel overwhelming sadness.
  • Flying Face: Alan is just a balloon with a face drawn on it. His lack of limbs is a frequent frustration of his.
  • Getting Smilies Painted on Your Soul: Alan plans to force all sad people across the globe into "happy camps" where they will be forced to be happy, no matter what.
  • Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: In "The Saint," Gumball does a bunch of horrible things to him (including framing him for cheating on Carmen and having his parents tortured by the Creepy Clown) all for the sake of trying to find something that upsets him. Not only does Alan forgive Gumball right off the bat, but he views Gumball's actions in such a ridiculously optimistic light that he doesn't even believe he did anything wrong.
  • Helium Speech: Justified, as he's a balloon.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Somewhat. Compared to Carmen, he only appears taller because he's floating.
  • Interspecies Romance: Alan (balloon) is madly in love with Carmen (cactus).
  • Knight Templar: He's written a plan to install himself as a tyrannical dictator in order to make everyone happy.
  • Later Installment Weirdness: "The Vision" reveals that Alan may not be as squeaky clean as we thought. However, this immediately dropped after this episode and he goes back to being a saint.
  • Meaningful Name: His last name is a homophone for "keen", which can mean "willing and full of enthusiasm".
  • Nice Guy: So nice, that it makes Gumball sick. Subverted in "The Vision", as it turns out he was Evil All Along.
  • Not So Above It All:
    • In "The Storm", after Gumball interrupts his speech to Masami for the third time in a row, he breaks his usual behavior to tell him "Just shut-up, O.K.!!!" Alan was also seen as one of the members of Mr. Small's apocalyptic tribe about to cannibalize The Wattersons in "The Pizza."
    • It's implied that Alan either being ignored in "The Gift" by the camera moving away from him while he's making a speech or Bobert interrupting him while he's doing the Ice Bucket Challenge in "The Uploads" does get him under the skin.
  • Official Couple: With Carmen, starting in the second season. Although he was also dating her in a promo for the show.
  • Parody Sue: Is ludicrously good and perfect - a Purity Sue parody. Gumball spent an entire episode ("The Saint") trying to make him angry. He completely failed. invoked
  • Perpetual Smiler: Defaults to a smiling expression if nothing causes him to emote.
  • Ridiculously Photogenic: His face looks a LOT different in photos than it does in real life. His mole is even beautiful.
    Gumball: (Trying to blow Alan away) It's bad enough-[blow]-that you're a million times prettier than I am!-[blow]-I don't need you to rub it in my face-[blow]-on how mature and deep you are! [blow]
  • Running Gag: He has no hands!
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: In "The Storm", he is sickeningly sweet with Carmen, much to their classmates' disgust.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: Gumball and Alan consider themselves friends, but Gumball has a deep-seated, envy-based hatred for Alan's happiness and nobility that comes up with little provocation. Gumball realizes this is insane and tries to make up for it, but goes back to hating him just as quickly.
  • Skintone Sclerae: As his face is drawn on only in black, his eyes lack any coloration, fitting this trope as much as you can consider any of his body to be "skin".
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: While he's a boy, he has obvious eyelashes that make him appear to be a girl.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: He's been popped 14 times, plus once in the early reel and once in the launch trailer, but always comes back.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: After being put down and popped constantly by Gumball, he finally admits to Alan in "The Faith" that he's his friend.
  • Totalitarian Utilitarian: Alan's plan is to eliminate sadness by making camps that would condition people sent there to be happy.
  • Tuckerization: "Alan Keane" is the name of one of the show's script editors.

    Sarah G. Lato 
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"I was just writing some non-canon AT and AR ships. They had oneshot here and there, and a bit of OOC, some OC drawings of course, but mostly OTP stories and fanservice!"

Voiced by Jessica McDonald
Debut: Season 2, "The Banana"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Inquisition"

An ice cream scoop in a cone who transferred to Elmore Junior High in the second season. She's a Loony Fan of Gumball and Darwin and a spoof of amateur fan artists and fanfiction writers.


  • Anthropomorphic Food: An ice cream cone.
  • Ascended Extra: She was a background character until late in season 2.
  • Blush Sticker: She has oval-shaped ones on her cheeks at all times.
  • Character Development: She dials back on her stalker actions towards Gumball and Darwin in "The Fan" and becomes much more like a regular friend to them in later episodes (though not without her crazy moments). It's enough for Gumball to consider her one of his six closest friends in "The One".
  • Character Tic: When she's extremely excited, she clasps her hands together, smiles widely and makes a strange "Ah!" noise.
  • Convenient Replacement Character: She was originally designed as a replacement for Molly as a background character, even being played by the same voice actress. Sarah would then become something more than a background character while Molly came back anyway.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • In "The Fan," she reveals her Loony Fan status and starts to stalk and harass Gumball and Darwin.
    • In "The Comic," she writes a comic about Gumball's amazing adventures. It inspires him to become a super hero.
    • In "The Test," she's the Meta Guy who helps Gumball take back the spotlight from Tobias, who turned the show into a painfully unfunny cliche sitcom.
    • In "The Shippening," she starts writing romantic fan fiction of everyone in Elmore, unaware that she's writing it in a Reality-Writing Book.
  • Dirty Kid: She showed signs of lusting after Darwin and Gumball in "The Fan" and also in "The Comic", drawing Gumball's character Laserheart in Boobs-and-Butt Pose several times for the Female Gaze.
  • Fan of Underdog: She's still Gumball's Loony Fan despite openly considering him a loser, even considering it a positive quality.
  • Female Gaze: In "The Comic", she draws Gumball as a Hunk and bends his anatomy to make almost all shots of him focus on his ass and/or pecs.
  • Held Back in School: Strangely, she's in Ms. Simian's 7th grade class even though she was previous attending Richwood High, which would imply her transfer involved going back at least two grades. This is probably just an oversight on the writers' part.
  • Hidden Depths: "The Comic" shows she has a talent for making comics.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Beside being Gumball and Darwin's Loony Fan, Sarah is clearly attracted to them, which neither reciprocates. For her part, Sarah doesn't expect them to, and seems happy just being their friends. She's also shown no signs of hostility towards Penny or Carrie, and In "The Test", rather then taking advantage of the fact that Penny was now dating Tobias (the universe made him the new protagonist after Gumball decided to change himself), she uses this point to convince Gumball to go back to being the loser protagonist. Though one of her stories ended with her dating Gumball and Darwin on alternating days, so maybe she's a Polyamorist.
  • Huge Schoolgirl: With the exception of Tina, she's the tallest girl at the school.
  • Iconic Item: Her “How to Draw Superheroes” book.
  • I'm Melting!: As expected from a frozen ice cream-like dessert. She can also bring this to herself if she gets angry enough, as shown in "The Potato".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's really not that bad of a person, despite being weird and a bit of a creep.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": A gelato (G. Lato) is a frozen Italian dessert that's a lot like ice cream, though Sarah is modeled after American-style ice cream.
  • Loony Fan: She's obsessed with following Darwin and Gumball's adventures, sometimes trying to get them into more or fit herself into them.
  • Losing Your Head: The ice cream part of her can fall off the cone without any ill effects. Her body can even move independently, though this is difficult for obvious reasons. She's even shown to sleep with her head stored in a freezer.
  • Meta Guy: Not only was she Genre Savvy about "the sitcom of their lives" in The Fan, she sings the show's end credits jingle shortly before the end of said episode. It becomes useful during "The Test", where her savvy nature makes her more or less incorruptible of being forcibly placed in Tobias' Hostile Show Takeover and she convinces Gumball to stop Tobias.
  • The Millstone: In "The Sweaters", she keeps pushing for Darwin and Gumball to fight the kids from her old school, despite saying they're not to be messed with, even going behind Gumball and Darwin's backs to provoke them. Some of the pictures in "The Fan" implied Sarah was stalking Darwin and Gumball even before transferring to Elmore, so it's a strong possibility she was solely responsible for Gumball and Darwin's "reputation" at said school that brought the pair in the first place.
    Gumball: (watching Sarah hanging around his house) This girl's trouble, man.
  • Mysterious Middle Initial: Sarah "G." Lato.
  • New Transfer Student: In "The Sweaters" it's explained she transferred to Elmore Junior High from Richwood High. In "The Fan" she lets it slip that she transferred just to be closer to Darwin and Gumball.
  • Occidental Otaku: Self-confessed. Her art is (initially) very anime-influenced, her T-shirt in "The Shippening" outright has "Otaku" written on it in Katakana, and she seems to read untranslated manga.
    Sarah: I'm an otaku. Light could kill me.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Inverted. Sarah is a transfer student at Elmore Junior High, explaining why she never appeared until season two. However, she mainly served as a background character for the majority of the season, not getting properly introduced until "The Sweaters" where she's treated as if she had just transferred there. Even then, her one speaking role before that in "The Voice" showed that Darwin and Gumball didn't know her yet.
  • Sanity Ball: She holds this in "The Test" when she's the only character besides Darwin and Gumball aware of the damage Tobias is doing to their world when he becomes the protagonist, listing off every bad sitcom cliche he's using and trying to get Gumball to be "The Loser" again so the series itself doesn't get canceled and their world is destroyed.
  • Self-Fanservice: In-Universe. Her art in "The Comic" portrays herself as an extremely shapely girl with wide hips and Gumball as a big and mature looking Hunk with a Lantern Jaw of Justice.
  • Shipper on Deck: She ships herself with Gumball and sometimes Darwin as well, her stories often has them fighting for her. She mentions that, since her works are all fan-fiction, then it needs at least a bit of shipping.
  • Sphere Eyes: Her eyes are perfect circles separated from each other.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Her fascination with Gumball and Darwin goes Up to Eleven in "The Fan", including a Stalker Shrine and video of her watching them in secret.
  • Straw Fan: She has a lot of traits of a stereotypical fangirl: she draws very bad animesque fanart and writes overly-dramatic, romantic fanfiction about Gumball, Darwin, and herself. Darwin and Gumball end up humoring her and acting it out to cheer her up (before tearing it to shreds). Subverted when, in "The Comic", she is much more sympathetic and an infinitely better artist, even if still very much prone to self-insert and using impossible anatomy to focus on Gumball's butt.
  • Sudden Name Change: Her character models and the Elmore Junior High yearbook call her "Dolly".
  • Terrible Artist: Initially, her art is very Animesque and quite poor. Over the course of the show, her art improves.
  • Tuckerization: She is named after the series' executive producer, Sarah Fell.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Aggressively so. Sarah tends to force the boys into whatever kind of story strikes her fancy that week. She even brings her own soundtrack.

    Leslie 
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"Calm down, honey, you're being over-grammatic!"

Voiced by Kerry Shale
Debut: Early reel/Season 1, "The Third"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Inquisition"

An effeminate, sensitive flower.


  • Agent Peacock: Despite his literally flowery appearance, "The Triangle" revealed that Leslie can rig his flute to act as a dart gun (and is a crack shot) and can use years of dance training to fight.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Mostly blatantly shown in "The Mustache", when Gumball's butt suddenly becomes incredibly muscular and Leslie just stares. In "The Pressure", he's shown hanging out with a group of girls throughout the episode, with his presence never being noted; the other male characters mention him when talking about "the girls", and wordlessly joins in their expressions of interest in the idea of watching or kissing boys. It might not be so ambiguous anymore, as "The Upgrade" showed that he had no problem being married to Alan and that he had his eyes on Banana Joe (who was unaware of it).
    Leslie: There's a lot of things you don't know about me, Gumball.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: A flower that can walk and talk.
  • Asshole Victim: He's a total Butt-Monkey in "The Petals" and "The Awareness" but deserves most of it due to how much of a Jerkass he was.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • In "The Flower," Gumball suspects that he's in a relationship with Penny.
    • In "The Petals," Leslie starts losing his beauty and seeks the help of Gumball and Darwin to find the cause and fix his beauty problem.
    • In "The Awareness," a rift is formed between him and Gumball over plant culture.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: His pot is treated as clothes.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Male, despite the more commonly female name and appearance.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: He shows signs of this concerning his looks in "The Petals".
    Leslie: I don't care about the people who love me; I've already got their validation! It's the people who don't love me I need to impress!
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: He is the only male cheerleader among his classmates.
  • Malaproper: He keeps mispronouncing things in "The Words" and "The Test", much to Darwin and Gumball's annoyance.
  • No Name Given: His last name is unknown.
  • Plant Person: A walking, talking flower.
  • She's a Man in Japan: In some dubs, he was referred to as a girl in Season 1. However, as of "The Flower", he is only treated as a boy.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Starting with "The Petals" he shows his shallow and insensitive side of himself more often.
  • Troll: Once he finds out that Gumball doesn't know anything about "plant culture", he makes him stand outside in the seering hot sun and smugishly spills cold water down his feet, claiming that it's his culture. This bites him in the ass later on once Gumbal wises up.
  • Vegetarian Carnivore: Inverted; as a plant, he refuses to eat vegetables and tries to bug Penny into only eating meat.

    Tina Rex 
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"That's very touching, but now you better start running. My dad eats trespassers."

Voiced by Dan Russell (Season 1), Stefan Ashton Frank (Season 2 onward)
Debut: Early reel/Season 1, "The Third"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Inquisition"

A 3D Tyrannosaurus rex bully, though despite her fearsome appearance, she's only a bully because everyone expects her to be like her father (who is said to be worse than her).


  • Art Evolution: In Season 1, she originally had a cartoon-like design similar to the old T. rex depictions. In Season 2, she is given a more realistic design similar to modern T. rex depictions.
  • Barbaric Bully: She's a pre-historic bully.
  • The Bully: A very intimidating one.
  • A Day in the Limelight: In "The Fight," where she is mistaken to be bullying Gumball (wherein truth, she thought he was her friend).
  • Demoted to Extra: Tina is one of the only classmates of Gumball's to have become less prominent as the show has progressed: In the first season, she was one of the more frequently recurring characters in Elmore Junior High and had two episodes centered around her ("The Quest" and "The Fight"). From the second season onward, she still appeared sporadically, but the one episode planned to be about her was scrapped. Ultimately, her role as the school bully was taken over by Jamie and Julius.
  • The Dreaded: Not just the students, but the school's counselor are terrified of her.
  • Female Monster Surprise: The other character have all known her long enough to know Tina is a girl, but her male voice and monstrous, gender-neutral appearance definitely lead most viewers to think she's male until stated otherwise.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: Her name is Tina, but with her last name, it becomes Names to Run Away from Really Fast.
  • Funny Animal: A dinosaur.
  • Gonky Femme: Tina doesn't normally act very feminine, but she did try to be in the cheerleading squad and was upset when Darwin told her trying to act girly doesn't work for a huge Tyrannosaurus.
    Darwin: And how about you clip those stupid nails?! They're not gonna make you look more feminine. In case you haven't noticed, you're a ten ton sack of reptile flesh!
  • Hidden Depths: Tina apparently dreams of being a pianist, despite her short arms and having four fingers total.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: It is revealed in "The Fight" that she wasn't intentionally bullying Gumball, she just acts that way because of her scary father and the fact that it is what people expect when they see a T. rex that does not know her own strength.
  • I Am Not My Father:
    Tina: Everyone thinks I'm a brute, just like my dad. But I'm not!
    (Tina kicks a scrap car away)
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She shows a softer and nicer side of this from time to time. Eventually, she stops being a bully and now gets along with all her classmates.
  • Larynx Dissonance: Has a very deep male voice (and has been voiced by a man since her introduction episode), due to being a Tyrannosaurus.
  • Living Dinosaurs: A Tyrannosaurus living in the modern day.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": T.(na) Rex the T. rex.
  • Out of Focus: Ever since Season 3, she has little screentime.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Gets a lot less intimidating and more approachable after Season 1, and her peers seem not fear her as much. Jamie, and later, Julius, seem to have completely displaced Tina's "feared bully" role by the third season. In “The Blame”, Felicity started insulting her, and she didn’t do anything about it.
  • Your Size May Vary: More so in Season 1, Tina can fit into a car and other small locations on occasion.

    Hector Jötunheim 
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"I'M NOT BORIIIIIINNNNGGGGGG!!!"

Voiced by Kerry Shale
Debut: Early reel/Season 1, "The Third"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Inquisition"

A giant covered in colorful fur. His mother is a witch who has to keep him sedated so he won't destroy Elmore.



  • Abridged for Children: Gumball and Darwin are shocked that Hector's mom edited the violence out of Hector's rare comics. She explains it's part of her efforts to keep Hector's giant-sized emotions in check.
  • Ambiguously Absent Parent: His dad never appeared on-screen and it's unknown where he lives, as he was never seen in Hector and his mom's cave.
  • Art Evolution: Sorta. In Season 1, originally the only thing that can be seen of him was usually just his feet due to him being too big to fit in the screen. Other body parts of his would occasionally be seen also, but he never appeared in full body view. In Season 2, he still retains his original depiction but with a different colored outline and his knees are bent and not straight, but from time to time, his entire body would be shown in full view, most notably in "The Colossus".
  • Berserk Button: Do not badmouth his mother.
  • The Big Guy: He's the biggest student in school and easily the strongest of them, and even the strongest in the entire show (possibly besides Nicole, Mr. Rex, Kenneth, Yuki and Joao). However, he is only violent when someone makes him angry.
  • Blessed with Suck: Being way bigger than everyone else hasn’t made his life much better. He has to remain calm and careful or he’ll wreck everything just by accident. Hector dreams of being regular-sized to enjoy such wonders as wearing clothes and using a toilet that isn’t a volcano. Probably the only thing worse than being Hector is being anyone else when Hector is mad.
  • Cartoon Creature: It isn’t clear what he is.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • In "The Colossus," he begins to grow wary that his life is too boring thanks to his mom's overprotective nature.
    • In "The Potion," he shrinks down to normal size only to learn that being small isn't that great.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: Granted, in season one, we never really saw anything beyond his legs. However, his legs looked longer, relatively more vibrant, and moved rather stiffly compared to subsequent appearances where we finally get to see his full body.
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: He bears resemblance to a giant colorful ape.
  • The Faceless: His face was always offscreen in season one. From season two onward his head is visible, but his fur covers all of his facial figures. The four exceptions to this so far are a view of his ear when Gumball plays music into it in "The Colossus", a brief shot in season three's "The Butterfly" showing Hector's mouth and nostrils when he falls down, his mouth is seen several times in "The Potion", and his mouth is seen when he kisses Masami in "The Shippening".
  • Gentle Giant: His mother makes sure he's always extremely calm and gentle, because if he wasn't, he'd quickly wreck up the whole town. In practice, everyone trying to avoid upsetting him has left him rather thin-skinned and easily excited.
    Gumball: You're not boring, dude. You're nuts.
  • Hidden Depths: In "The Night", it's revealed that he secretly wishes he was normal sized and that he has a crush on Sarah. "The Potion" would later expand upon the former idea.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With both of his love interests, Tina and Sarah. They are the tallest girls in the school, especially the former, but compared to him they're pretty tiny.
  • Meaningful Name: His last name refers to Jötunheimr, the land of giants from Norse mythology. His first name is from the prefix "hecto-", which is a factor of 100.
  • Multicolored Hair: It gradually changes color as you go up his body from purple, to orange, to reddish pink.
  • Nice Guy: He's extremely calm and gentle most of the time.
  • Our Giants Are Bigger: He's taller than the building for the school he attends, and thus is only seen hanging around the playground. Judging by a comment he made about his dad on "The Hero" (he mentions his father's so big that three mountain climbers got stuck in his belly button), he's not even fully grown yet!
  • Out of Focus: In Season 3, he only made one real appearance. In Season 4, this gets better, but he is Out of Focus again in Seasons 5 and 6. "The Potion" from Season 6 was his second major role since Season 2's "The Colossus", in a gap of almost six years.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: He's strong enough to destroy the entirety of Elmore. According to a Freeze-Frame Bonus on "The Apology", one of the offenses that warrants a suspension from school is "upsetting Hector", as it's equivalent to "destruction of property".
  • Would Hit a Girl: In "The Finale" he goes after Nicole in a rampage when she makes hurtful remarks against his mother.
  • Younger Than He Looks: At first glance you wouldn't expect him to be a student.
  • Your Size May Vary: His size varies even more than Tina's; Hector can fit himself in a house or even in the school locker room despite being far larger than any opening that would let him in. This is lampshaded in "Welcome to Elmore", as Gumball sings "Hector rides the bus to school but no one knows just how he does!" (though he doesn't in the actual show).
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    Bobert 6B 
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"Computing... Negative. My processor cannot take things any more literally."

Voiced by Kerry Shale
Debut: Early reel/Season 1, "The Third"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Inquisition"

A socially-ignorant robot who wishes the other students would be his friends—when he's not busy being condescending toward them.



    Teri 
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"You do know that the keyboard you just used has more germs on it than a toilet seat?"

Voiced by Teresa Gallagher
Debut: Early reel/Season 1, "The Third"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Inquisition"

A paper cutout of a teddy bear girl. Very afraid of germs and catching any disease, much to the annoyance of Joan.


  • Ambiguous Disorder: She demonstrates behaviors related to extreme hypochondria, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: A paper cut out of a bear.
  • Badass Bookworm: She's constantly researching germs and in "The Virus" she manages to save Darwin from an infected computer.
  • Beary Friendly: She's definitely not violent or intimidating (being about as strong as you'd expect a crumpled piece of paper to be) and is on the school's cheer team, though her obsessive, somewhat egocentric behavior gets on people's nerves.
  • Black Bead Eyes: She has them, since her face is drawn on.
  • Butt-Monkey: From the third season onward, she's subject to a lot of physical injury, humiliating situations, or other unpleasantness.
  • Clothing Appendage: Part of her body is shaped like a skirt and the details drawn on indicate sleeves, a collar, and buttons.
  • A Day in the Limelight: In "The Virus", where she steps up as a part of the Power Trio and helps Gumball and Darwin face a vengeful virus.
  • Face Doodling: She draws on her own face at times when necessary (e.g. "The Virus", where she draws tears under her eyes to represent crying, and later draws a surgical mask over her mouth) and was seen passed out and drawn on in "The Party." Her paper body gives her the capability of erasing face doodles quite easily. Teri's face was much more crudely drawn when she was younger, which suggests her face is entirely self-drawn. Her "Not Wearing Pants" Dream in "The Night" likewise shows that she draws her "clothes" on as well. In "The Best", she even draws her pocket and pulls out a phone that is also paper but functional.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: She wears drawn on clothes.
  • Funny Animal: She’s a paper bear.
  • Hypochondria: Much to the annoyance of Joan.
    Teri: I can feel myself getting ill...
    Joan: Hmm, like Monday, when you thought the foam in your mouth was rabies only to discover it was toothpaste? Or Tuesday, when you thought you broke your leg even though you don't have bones? Or yesterday, when you thought you'd gone deaf because nobody had spoken to you for five minutes.
  • Iconic Item: Her origami book.
  • Mad Libs Catch Phrase: "You do know that [noun] has more germs on it than a toilet seat?"
  • Made of Plasticine: She becomes victim to an incredible amount of physical trauma in season three, likely because being made of paper makes it all Bloodless Carnage. This includes having a hole burned into her face, one arm being torn off by Miss Simian during the Joy virus attack, Jamie ripping off one of her legs, chewing it, and spitting it in her face, and being impaled on Carmen's needles.
  • Master of Your Domain: Teri seems to more or less have complete control of her body, folding her head completely backwards to keep herself from being decapitated by a saw blade and crumpling up her entire body and hiding in a trash can.
  • Meaningful Name: Teri sounds similar to the word tear, as in tearing paper.
  • Motor Mouth: When something causes her to talk about a disease, Teri tends to go on a detailed clip without any letting anyone else talk.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: She is a pretty friendly and sensitive girl, but her hypochondria can inspire some irritating behavior.
  • Nervous Wreck: It really doesn’t help that she’s a hypochondriac.
  • Nice Girl: She’s usually very nice.
  • No Name Given: Her last name was never stated.
  • Out of Focus: In Season 1 and 6.
  • Paper People: A crumpled-up one.
  • Punny Name: Being made of paper, she is very "tear-y".
  • Skintone Sclerae: Like Alan, she has a drawn-on face with no coloring, though in this case that just happens to make her sclerae white.
  • Strong as They Need to Be: Teri is generally strong enough to perform everyday tasks unassisted (like opening doors or lifting miscellaneous objects), but jokes often show her as literally as weak as paper.
  • Terrified of Germs: She's constantly spraying things clean while talking about how many germs are covering everything. This is apparently a result of her looking at a lot of pictures of infections her doctor mother posted on her medical website.

    Masami Yoshida 
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"Well, before you so rudely interrupted us, we were talking about how Darwin is gonna kiss me in the tree house!"

Voiced by Jessica McDonald
Debut: Early reel/Season 1, "The Third"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Inquisition"

A white cloud obsessed with popularity and generally having her way.



  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: She always wears socks on her hidden legs, revealed in “The Gift”.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: A living cloud.
  • Attention Whore: Masami is always trying to impress the other girls, faking a relationship with Darwin to seem more mature and partially being interested in Alan because she thought they'd make a popular couple. In "The Gift" however, it becomes ironic when she doesn't like the attention around her going overboard.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Her eyes actually appear to be a pair of holes in her face (similar to what Penny looked like before she broke from her shell), but give this appearance.
  • Cephalothorax: Appear to be a floating face without legs until she reveals to have legs in "The Gift".
  • Character Development: By season 3, Masami has become much less of a Spoiled Brat which is what she was in the first and second season. Lampshaded in a Season 4 episode “The Gift”.
  • Cumulonemesis: In the climax of "The Storm", she goes on a violent, weather-based rampage during which she changes to a darker storm cloud with sparks and Glowing Eyes of Doom.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
  • Dirty Coward: She came to Elmore Jumior High's gym to stop the fight between her mom and Nicole in "The Fury", only to be scared of getting annihilated if she tries.
  • Flying Face: She usually appears to have no limbs, appearing at just a face on a cloud. She'll grow/extend arms when she needs to hold something and she also has legs hidden inside her body.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: When she's angry, her eyes have an electric glow to them.
  • Hidden Depths: In "The Gift", it really says a lot that she wants to be treated normally on her birthday, the day when she can make it ALL about her especially with her status.
  • Jerkass: The most consistently bitchy character in the show. Yes, even more than Jamie & Tina.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Forces Darwin to be her boyfriend and then fake-cries to make him feel guilty when he tries to break it off then. After Gumball accidentally breaks up Carmen and Alan, she pretends to help them get back together with an Operation: Jealousy, but she actually wanted to be with Alan and tried to blackmail Gumball into keeping quiet.
  • Out of Focus: In Season 3 & 5. Even more so in Season 6.
  • Rich Bitch: Lampshaded by Darwin in "The Words". One of the lyrics in his song, "What He Thinks About Us", states that Masami only has friends because she's from a rich family. In "The Gift", everyone thinks people who give her bad birthday presents have their family run out of town by her father. This isn't true and she actually wishes people would treat her more like everyone else.
  • Sphere Eyes: Her eyes are this.
  • Spoiled Brat: Daughter of the rainbow factory owner and has a smug sense of superiority. In "The Gift" however it's implied she's growing out of it when she's okay with having a normal birthday present.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Masami becomes less and less of the spoiled snob she was in season one.
  • Weather Manipulation: Can pull off minor things like raining and lightning at will, and when she's really angry she can generate a stormy tornado around herself. Precipitation, however, is depicted as either crying (as seen on "The Words" and "The Pressure") or urination (as seen on "The Gift"), depending on the situation.
  • Yandere: She lies to hook up with Alan in "The Storm" and starts destroying the school when he breaks up with her. She stops once she realizes he's "such a wet cheeseball" and loses interest.

    Carmen Verde 
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"The only time you're allowed to make noise in the library is when you tell someone else not to make noise in the library. So I will permit what you just said, but nothing else."

Voiced by Teressa Gallagher (Season 1); Alix Wilton Regan (Season 2 onward)
Debut: Early reel/Season 1, "The Third"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Inquisition"

A cactus. She's romantically interested in Alan, which has rather obvious problems.



  • Cactus Person: She's a cactus with stick figure limbs and a simplified smiley face. She swells up with water in the rain, and doesn't shed tears when she cries because her body is meant to retain moisture.
  • Condescending Compassion: She likes to criticize and lecture Gumball a lot. But it is out of genuine concern to make him a better person. Unfortunately, she can be quite condescending and smug about and it bothers Gumball to no end.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • In "The Storm," she gets into relationship troubles with Alan.
    • In "The Best," her Condescending Compassion gets on Gumball's nerves, so he plots to bring her down his level.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: Her face was lower, her body was thicker and shorter, and she had a thinner, pointier outline in Season 1.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: In the Season 1 episodes, she wasn't dating Alan; she claims she did not have a boyfriend in "The Pressure", and in "The Party", her date was Banana Joe.
  • Expelled from Every Other School: She was expelled from Franklin Jr. High in fifth grade. At some point before coming to Elmore Jr. High, she made a pretty significant turnout.
  • Fatal Attraction: With Alan, as previously stated.
  • Foil: She and Alan are both upstanding people that Gumball resents, but while Alan is absurdly accepting and forgiving, Carmen does not hesitate to tell someone they're making a bad decision.
  • Furry Reminder: In "The Storm" when it rained, she started to swell up as cactuses can retain moisture. However, she didn't do so in "The Flower" or "The Triangle" despite also being in water.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: She's definitely one of the smaller girls of Elmore Jr. High, while Alan is one of the larger guys (height wise). Although it's only due to his balloon string. Without it, she's slightly taller than him.
  • Iconic Item: Her math book.
  • Interspecies Romance: Carmen (cactus) is madly in love with Alan (balloon).
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She likes to criticize and lecture others a lot, but the reason she does this is that she genuinely wants to help them be better.
  • Official Couple: With Alan as of Season Two. Although she was dating him in a promo for the show too.
  • Reformed Criminal: In "The Best", she was revealed to be a VERY violent, abrasive delinquent in Franklin Jr. High until she was expelled and went to Elmore Jr. High.
  • Rightly Self-Righteous: She spends "The Best" constantly criticizing Gumball for everything, but she's right about all of it.
  • Satellite Love Interest: Most of her roles involve being Alan's girlfriend, until she gets a major role in "The Best".
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: In "The Storm", she is sickeningly sweet with Alan much to their classmates' disgust.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Even if Gumball finds Alan's nice guy personality incredibly sappy and sickening, Carmen wouldn't have him any other way. Even more surprising that she used to be a violent delinquent in her previous school before being expelled.
  • The Smart Guy: Carmen is one of the smartest girls in school according to the website.
  • Sphere Eyes: Her Black Bead Eyes are spheres.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Averted. She has no distinguished trait that shows she's female.
  • Unable to Cry: She can cry, but there aren't any tears because her body is meant to retain moisture.

    Clayton 
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"I prefer to call it 'creative truth'."

Voiced by Unknown (Season 1), Max Cazier (Season 2 onward)
Debut: Early reel/Season 1, "The Third"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Inquisition"

A blob of red clay and a formerly compulsive liar.



  • All There in the Manual: The character descriptions from before the first season stated he "told absurd tales about himself", but that was never explored until "The Skull" in Season 2.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: A talking lump of red clay.
  • Character Development: As seen in "The Anybody", he has finally moved on from his compulsive lying — though he still expresses his desire of being someone special.
  • Compulsive Liar: Clayton lies to make himself seem more interesting (to others and himself), but is constantly making up so many new ones he couldn't possibly keep his story straight.
  • Consummate Liar: He's able to lie constantly with complete conviction because he convinces himself at the same time, but people rarely fall for them because they're so ridiculous. Seemingly the only one who believes him is Tobias.
  • Claymation: Although actually computer-animated, Clayton's animation is deliberately similar to a stop motion clay figure.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • In "The Skull," he forms a friendship with Gumball and Darwin, though his Toxic Friend Influence begins to mar things with them.
    • In "The Move," Gumball and Darwin try to help him get over his compulsive lying.
    • In "The Anybody," he begins to steal the identities of everyone in Elmore.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: He looked significantly different in the first season compared to season two onwards. His body was less smooth, he lacked eyebrows, and the inside of his mouth was purple rather than pink.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: In "The Move" he admits he lies so much because he thinks his actual life is boring. Comes to head in "The Anybody", where he begins to take over people's lives that he thinks are more interesting than his own.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: "The Skull" and "The Anybody" show that he can be quite manipulative at times, but he really isn't that bad of a person deep down.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": A ball of clay named Clayton.
  • The Münchausen: He constantly tells improbable stories about himself and his family.
  • No Brows: His design in the first season lacked eyebrows. Adding them was the most noticeable difference in his second season redesign.
  • No Name Given: Unknown last name.
  • Out of Focus: He has always been Out of Focus, but in Season 4 and 5 he has no focus episodes.
  • Sphere Eyes: He has them.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: In "The Skull", Clayton constantly includes Darwin and Gumball in his lies and causes them to start lying the same way themselves. To their credit, Gumball and Darwin figure out he's a bad influence on them almost right away and break it off with him... only for him to attempt to lie his way back into their good graces.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can change into a lot of things, including other people (and fake their voices as well). He's a ball of clay and clay can be molded into whatever you want it to be, even though it's still clay, no matter what (which also explains why a ball of clay would be a compulsive liar). Before “The Anybody”, he stayed red even when turning into inanimate objects, but in that episode, he can change color when becoming inanimate objects too.

    Idaho 
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"Well, plow my furrow! This ain't sunscreen, it's tanning oil! Look at me, gettin' all crispy!"

Voiced by Unknown (season 1), Hugo Harold-Harrison (season 2 onward)
Debut: Early reel/Season 1, "The Third"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Inquisition"

A potato from a farm on the outskirts of Elmore.



    Anton 
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"[to a clone of himself] Hey, since when do we have a mirror here?"

Voiced by Anthony Hull
Debut: Season 1, "The Third"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Inquisition"

A piece of toast subject to endless and fatal misfortunes.



  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: He wears only shoes and gloves.
  • Animals Hate Him: Ducks and other birds don't hate him, but they do find him delicious.
  • Anthropomorphic Food: A piece of toast.
  • Black Bead Eyes: His eyes look like dots burned onto the surface of his face.
  • Carnivore Confusion: He's often seen eating a sandwich during the school lunch breaks.
  • Cephalothorax: His face takes up the entire front surface of his body.
  • The Chew Toy: Dies frequently, sometimes by literally being chewed on.
  • A Day in the Limelight: In "The Recipe," although he was mainly used as a plot device.
  • Demoted to Extra: In seasons 5-6, he appears much less than in previous seasons.
  • The Ditz: He was one of the contestants in the dumb race and thought a mirror could talk. It's possible some or all of Anton's memories don't pass on to the next clone when he dies, and thus he can't learn anything because he's always dying—or him already being that stupid is why no one notices him forgetting so much.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: He was more burnt in the first season.
  • Gang of Bullies: The website described him as a member of Tina and Jamie's gang, whether he wanted to be or not, but this was almost never shown in the actual show.
  • Made of Plasticine: One of the reasons he dies so easily. He is just as tough as you would expect a piece of toast to be.
  • Nice Guy: He's one of the nicest characters in the series.
  • No Name Given: His last name is unknown.
  • Out of Focus: Starting in the fifth season he barely appears anymore. He only made four real appearances in the fifth season.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: He's been eaten (not even whole, actually torn to piece and eaten) several times now. "The Recipe" shows him being killed many times in a Death Montagenote  and each time, his parents clone him. Later on in the episode, Darwin suggests that they go find out how he keeps coming back by going to his house, because this was getting them nowhere.
    Darwin: Maybe we should just ask him.
    Gumball: Maybe you should've said that before we iced him fifty times in a row.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Many of his frequent deaths are a direct result of a lack of basic self-preservation skills. Coach Russo once told him to jump into the school pool. By all rights he should know that, as a piece of toast, he'll turn into mush if he gets wet, yet he jumps in without a second thought.

    Juke 
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[beatboxing noises]

Voiced by Jack "Hobbit" Hobbs (in music mode), Hugo Harold-Harrison (in voice mode)
Debut: Early reel/Season 1, "The Third"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Inquisition"

A short humanoid with a boombox for a head. Can speak English, but because his radio switch got stuck to "music" instead of "voice", he can only speak in beatboxing.


  • Animate Inanimate Object: A boombox.
  • Big Ol' Unibrow: His buttons visually invoke a unibrow, but they do not move with his facial expressions. In season two he gains regular eyebrows when necessary.
  • Cartoon Creature: A humanoid with a boom box for a head.
  • A Day in the Limelight: In "The Boombox", where Gumball and Darwin try to translate what he's saying.
  • Facial Dialogue: Juke's alternate way of expressing emotion is through his face. Sadly, Gumball and Darwin have a hard time understanding this.
  • Foreign Exchange Student: He's from some country in a continent called Boomboxembourg.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Wears a shirt, jeans, and tennis shoes.
  • The Generic Guy: Aside from The Green Bear, He currently develops the least amount of personality out of all of the Elmore Junior High students who had a speaking role.
  • Line Boil: Very subdued compared to most examples, but his outline shakes slightly.
  • Nice Guy: Juke is pretty outgoing.
  • No Name Given: No last name known.
  • Non-Human Head: Has the head of a boombox, and a body that's humanlike besides the skintone (the same gray color as the boombox).
  • Out of Focus: He still appears frequently in the background, but starting at about Season 3 he is much less important.
  • The Silent Bob: Juke tries to communicate normally, but his beatbox mode stops him to do so. Thus, he usually uses other way to communicate, though, not everyone understands it.
  • The Unintelligible: He speaks (and writes) in beat box and as a foreign exchange student everyone assumes he's speaking a foreign language. He actually knows how to speak English fine, but when a switch on his head is in the wrong position he can only play music instead of talking. Since he can't reach the switch or tell anyone else, it's been stuck like that for over two years.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: He once had a dream where he can finally talk like a normal person... in a world where everyone can only speak in musical instruments. Thus making him The Unintelligible in his own dreams.

    Sussie 
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"Don't be silly. Sussie not crazy, she keeps different sauces in different pockets! This one's for mustard, this one's for ketchup, and this one's for toothpaste!"

Voiced by Fergus Craig (Seasons 1-4, speaking), Aurelie Charbonnier, (Season 5, speaking) Ben Bocquelet (wails, screams, and laughs)
Debut: Season 1, "The Ghost"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Inquisition"

An obnoxious live-action chin puppet who can't stop eating, drools on herself, and is considered gross and a bit of an outcast.



  • All-Loving Heroine: "Sussie likes all the things in the world".
  • Bare-Handed Puppetry: She and her family are chin puppets.
  • Big Eater: Rarely seen not eating.
  • Cartoon Creature: A chin.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: In Season 6, she doesn't appear until "The Web" and isn't mentioned until "The Buddy".
  • Cloudcuckoolander: She acts extremely spacey. At one point she held a party and "practiced" welcoming guests by randomly opening the door to greet thin air.
  • A Day in the Limelight: In "The Weirdo," where Gumball and Darwin try to make her less weird, in hopes of no one bullying her.
  • The Ditz: Not especially smart, due to Childhood Brain Damage as revealed in "The Origins". She mistook a dog (maybe) for a bird, failed to recognize money, and did not know what spiders are. Although there is some indication she may not be really stupid.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: A lot of her characteristics paint her as a representation of special needs children, particularly those with Down syndrome and autism.
  • Dumb Blonde: Sussie is very eccentric, and is played by a blonde woman, as seen in her nightmare in "The Night".
  • Everyone Has Standards: She may be gross herself, but even she was sickened by the sight of Miss Simian's backside.
  • Expy: Of Pops from Regular Show.
  • Fat Idiot: Moreso in season 2, though "The Question" shows that she is smart enough to give an insightful answer on what the meaning of life is and "The Origins" two-part episode established that she became an idiot due to Childhood Brain Damage after her parents dropped her on her head (by courtesy of Darwin inadvertently scaring them).
  • Fat Slob: Her body being a head suggests a heavy build, and she tends to act annoying and gross.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Her lower half is shown extremely few times, but these times show she wears shoes.
  • Hidden Depths: In "The Question", she turns out to be more philosophical than she lets out, citing probably the most insightful answer to Gumball and Darwin's question of what's the meaning of lifenote . She also implies she actually isn't stupid, she just acts that way because to her, that's how she enjoys and finds meaning in her life. She gets a song confirming that last bit in "The Weirdo" called "I Am Free".
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: Despite her kookiness, she is easily the nicest character in the whole show.
  • Nice Girl: As noted above, she's a bizarre creature, but she means well and just wants to spread love to everyone.
  • No Name Given: Her last name is unknown.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: In "The Question", she says she acts the way she does only because that's how she gets to enjoy life.
  • Out of Focus: In Season 5, she only made 3 appearances; a small cameo in "The Test", a flashback to a previous episode in "The Matchmaker", and her only major role in "The Weirdo". In Season 6, her only physical appearance is in the season/series finale.
  • Perpetual Smiler: She is pretty much always cheerful.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Parodied on "The Uploads", where her sloppy make-up application in her beauty vlog somehow turns her into a beautiful human girl.
  • Sphere Eyes: Her googly eyes.
  • Third-Person Person: Bordering on Hulk Speak after her vanishing intelligence in season 2.
  • Undesirable Prize: She has a tendency to give these out to her classmates. Gumball, for example, gets a gob of mayonnaise from her pocket. Meanwhile, an actually desirable prize often gets ruined by her bizarre vernacular: she offers Darwin a "green picture of an old man," he refuses. It turns out it was a $100 bill, which she promptly rips up.
  • Verbal Tic:
    • She tends to repeat the last word she hears.
    • Sussie makes a lot of sudden, indistinct vocalization, usually right after someone talks about her or does something by her.

    Harry "Ocho" Tootmorsel 
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"I still sleep with the blanket I had as a baby. I use it as a gag when I take people's pets hostage."

Voiced by Max Cazier
Debut: Early reel/Season 1, "The Third"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Inquisition"

A very-intense spider who looks like a character from a late 1970s video game, similar to the aliens from Space Invaders.



  • Ax-Crazy: Though Ocho's explosive temper was previously established, in "The Uncle" he comes off as a psychotic delinquent who starts fights unprovoked, pretends to kidnap someone as a "prank", and was implied to have wanted Gumball to beat Darwin with a hammer just to prove his friendship with Ocho was more important.
  • Badass Adorable: He looks cute, especially without a mouth, and is very powerful and intimidating.
  • Characterization Marches On: At first, the most interesting thing you could say about him was that he was video game-themed. Eventually becomes a bigger character with proper characterization (a kid with comically exaggerated anger issues).
  • Cute Bruiser: He easily wins a fight against Julius, who is much bigger than him and seems to be fairly strong.
  • A Day in the Limelight: In "The Uncle," Gumball tries to be best friends with him in hopes of meeting his famous uncle, Super Mario.
  • The Dreaded: Gumball lives in fear of the guy when he's near. For good reason.
  • Four-Legged Insect: A six-legged spider, but since he's a video game character this was probably an in-universe example caused by sprite limitations.
  • Funny Animal: A six-legged spider.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He literally tries to kill Gumball for insulting him. He is not aware this kind of behavior is inappropriate because people are too terrified to give an honest answer whenever he asks if he's overreacted.
  • Having a Blast: He can fire exploding pellets at will.
  • Jerkass: A psychotic, short-tempered delinquent who starts fights unprovoked, "pranks" people by kidnapping them, and was implied to have wanted Gumball to beat Darwin with a hammer just to prove his friendship with Ocho was more important.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Yes, he can be an overly tense Jerkass with a Hair-Trigger Temper, but he can be nice when he's not being a jerk
  • Meaningful Name: Ocho is Spanish for eight, like an 8-bit video game processor, though Ocho is based on a graphic style that's older than the games most people consider "8-bit". Spiders are known to have eight legs, though he doesn't.
  • No Indoor Voice: Thanks to his temper, he tends to zigzag this trope quite a bit.
  • No Mouth: He usually doesn't have a mouth, only when he is speaking.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: In "The Uncle", Ocho states his real name to secretly be Harry Tootmorsel, which he says is old Flemish for "hot wind from the south".
  • Out of Focus: He doesn't make a proper appearance from "The Tape" (late season 2) until "The Gift" (early season 4). He appeared on “The Safety” though that was his only appearance in Season 3 and it was a very brief background appearance on a security camera and he was onscreen for about two seconds, although he also appeared in the yearbook in "The Void". After he comes back, he still appears less.
    • He also doesn't show up at all in episodes like "The Console", which is entirely video-game themed, and "The Sorcerer", where Gumball notices his classmates powers.
  • Personal Space Invader: He stops Gumball from intercepting the video in "The Club" by latching on to his head.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He can cause big explosions and shoot beams which may kill people if shot three times. He also easily beat up Julius and Scythe.
  • Serious Business: He gets very mad at things like him breaking his pencil or Gumball accidentally pushing the straw to the bottom of his juice box.
  • Suddenly Voiced: He speaks normally from season two onward.
  • The Unintelligible: Spoke in Arcade Sounds in season one.
  • Was Once a Man: According to "The Blame", Ocho was once a human boy (who either looked like — or was — Gumball's current voice actor, Jacob Hopkins) whose video game addiction turned him into an 8-bit character.

    Colin and Felix 
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Colin: "Is this the line for the first screening of Stellar Odyssey?"
Felix: "Please Colin, use the full title. Stellar Odyssey, colon, The Force Rehashed."

Voiced by Kerry Shale, Unknown (Season 1), Hugo Harold-Harrison/Kerry Shale (Season 2 onward)
Debut: Season 1, "The End" (Colin), “The Quest” (Felix)
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Inquisition"

A pair of intellectual, nerdy eggs.



  • Ambiguously Related: They look extremely similar and are always together, but it was never confirmed they're related.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: They're "eggheads" both literally and figuratively.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Their eyebrows are very thick and there's a good bit of hair inbetween.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Colin has these in some episodes.
  • Cephalothorax: Arms, legs, and faces on an egg.
  • The Chessmaster: They have their moments, notably in The Line where they manipulate everyone into going into the wrong theater so they can see the first screening of Elmore's Star Wars expy by themselves.
  • The Dividual: They're almost always shown together and acting in unison.
  • Egg Folk: They're brown eggs with faces and limbs.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: They wear gloves, pants, and shoes, although their pants and shoes look like one clothing item. Colin wears braces and glasses.
  • Gonk: Really ugly, with thick eyebrows and crooked teeth.
  • Inexplicably Identical Individuals: They may be brothers, but it was never stated; they could just happen to be identical friends.
  • Insufferable Genius: Intelligent and can be very condescending.
  • Jerkass: They're extremely condescending to everyone who isn't in "The Reject Club".
  • Karma Houdini: They face no consequences for making the entire city lose the premiere of a movie to get the cinema to themselves. Granted, they were made fun of before by everyone in the line, so this was more of a case of them getting their revenge.
  • Long Pants: Their pants and shoes appear as a single black-painted section of their body.
  • Nerd: Both have nasally voices and always talk about academics or science fiction. One has Nerd Glasses and braces, the other has a face covered in acne.
  • No Name Given: It took five seasons until they were named in "The Line". Much earlier, one of the writers came up with the names "Frank" and "Bean" on Formspring. Their last name(s) is still unknown.
  • No Social Skills: They belong to the Reject Club and unlike Ocho and Bobert, the Eggheads rarely seen to hang out with other classmates. One of the few times they talk to anyone else, they call Carrie a loser and she storms off.
    This is what happens when you spend all your time flaming people on web forums.
  • Recurring Extra: Had a prominent role in season one's "The Club" as part of the Reject Club, and much later in season five's "The Line", but for the most part they're just barely more prominent than background characters.
  • Smug Snake: When they try to get back at Gumball for rejecting their invitation into the Rejects Club, they are very condescending and stuck up.
  • Sphere Eyes: Both of them have these.
  • Those Two Guys: Always walking around together.

    Jamie Russo 
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"Look, if you don't get out of here, there will be serious consequences involving you, me, an electric fan, and a pair of dice."

Voiced by Jessica McDonald (seasons 1-2, "The Uploads"), Maria Teresa Creasey (season 3 onward)
Debut: Season 1, "The Third"
Last appearance" Season 6, "The Decisions"

A schoolyard bully that vaguely resembles a minotaur, animated in 3D.


  • Ax-Crazy: She has her moments.
  • Badass Adorable: An adorable critter who is extremely strong and intimidating.
  • Barbaric Bully: Jamie is easily-angered, physically violent, and has been known to eat some of the students based on food items.
  • Blinding Bangs: Her hair/helmet/head crest drops down to cover her eyes from the third season onward.
  • The Bully: She is constantly bullying and intimidating her classmates.
  • Cartoon Creature: Has horns like a bull, but a lion's tail and the body of a human. Darwin insults her by claiming she's a "half-cow, half-troglodyte". To make it weirder, her mother is a giant red cube and her father is probably the same species as her but with a pointy hair or hat with straight horns and without a tail.
    Gumball: Coach saw what we were all too blind to see. That you're really a sweet, kind... orange thing with, uh, a hat or a wig or some kind of a helmet and horns that we're proud to call our friend.
  • Characterization Marches On: In season one, Jamie wasn't as much of a barbaric, cannibalistic bully. She was still mean, but was more of a snooty Deadpan Snarker. Mostly, she hung around with Tina Rex and was said to be a part of Tina's gang, even though she didn't beat up or threaten anyone. In fact, her most destructive act back in the earlier episodes was trying to throw the TV out of the window of Tobias' house (only for the TV to do it itself) in "The Party". Also, she was a Perpetual Smiler rather than a Perpetual Frowner and (much like Miss Simian) her 3D animation in the earlier episodes looked primitive compared to the later designs.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Jamie's strength massively exceeds her size, making her capable of things like deadlifting a treadmill and smashing steel lockers with her head, apparently just because she works out a lot.
  • Clothing Appendage: It's unclear if the orange part of her head is a hat, hair, or some kind of solid body part, something Gumball points out.
  • Cute Bruiser: A tiny, ridiculously cute looking girl who can overpower people several times her size.
  • Cute and Psycho: Some of Jamie's attempts to be Darwin's girlfriend are quite cute. Others are quite terrifying.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • In "The Coach," where the new coach stands up to her.
    • In "The Girlfriend," where she becomes Darwin's (and later Gumball) new girlfriend.
    • In "The Buddy," where she forms an unlikely alliance with Anais.
  • Dumb Muscle: She's strong and athletic enough to overpower full-grown adults, but rarely uses her brain, and takes forever when she does. This actually ends up making her scarier because she's so irritable and illogical that there's no way of knowing what she'll take offense to.
  • Even Bad Women Love Their Mamas: As mean as she is, she immediately toes the line anytime her mother (the Coach) is around.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: She's no doubt a bully, but she was just as upset as the others when they thought Gumball kissed Carmen in front of Alan.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In "The Buddy", she becomes nicer after forming a friendship with Anais.
  • Fiery Redhead: It isn't clear if it's hair, but, being a bully, she definitely has a fiery personality.
  • Foil: To Sarah, as they both display Entitled to Have You traits, but while Sarah is a socially awkward Loony Fan sometimes, she's still Darwin and Gumball's friend and can also be seen being friendly with their girlfriends. Jamie has a Hair-Trigger Temper and just decides both are her boyfriends.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Although she's easy to mistake as a Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal because her shirt is so similar to her skin in color.
  • Funny Animal: She is a mix of different animals.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Jamie reacts violently to insults that are completely in her imagination. She even got mad at Darwin for giving her a gift that she picked out.
  • Hidden Depths: Her "SAANG IT JAMIE" video on "The Uploads" reveals that she has a great singing voice.
  • Informed Flaw: The characters page on the official website describes her as being a bully because Ms. Simian held her back a year so she developed an extreme resentment for authority and her new classmates, which was never mentioned in the show. It also says she is Tina's sidekick, but the two were only shown working together once in "The Fight" where Jamie's presence was not commented upon.
  • It's All About Me: Jamie gives Darwin a present, but inside is another box she explains is actually a present for her. Then she gets mad at "his" choice in gifts.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk:
    • She apologizes to Gumball when Coach came into the scene, but only because she was afraid of getting into trouble or Coach getting angry.
    • At the end of "The Girlfriend", Jamie genuinely realizes she can't make someone love her, then immediately shows she hasn't learned any of her other behavior is wrong.
  • Jerkass: She is a bully, after all, though she becomes better in "The Buddy".
  • Karma Houdini: She's never faced any consequences for her physical violence besides her mom becoming a teacher to reign her in. The rest of the staff and other adults are actually physically incapable of stopping her. The only times she's even got injured were in "The Gift" where Gumball throws Ocho at her and knocks her down and later Tina knocks her aside into a plant, and in "The Advice" where she's one of the many students fallen in the hallway. Subverted in "The Buddy", when she's called to the principal's office (though she was actually innocent that time) and mentions she was punished by her actions before.
  • Laughably Evil: Her insane acts of brutality are played purely for humor.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: She has features of a bunch of different animals.
  • Mood-Swinger: When Jamie decided Darwin was her boyfriend, she'd make sweet-talk and violent threats in practically the same breath.
  • The Napoleon: Very short in height, and a very aggressive bully.
  • Obliviously Evil: Even when Jamie is trying to be nice to someone, she traumatizes the target of her affection and physically harms a bunch of bystanders.
  • Only Friend: In "The Buddy", Jamie becomes Anais' first friend she can hang out with normally.
  • Out of Focus: In Season 5 she only appeared four times and did not speak at all. In season six, she makes only two appearances before finally having another major role in "The Buddy", late in the season and appearing in two more cameos in "The Silence" and "The Decisions".
  • Perpetual Frowner: Her default facial expression from season three on is a frown. Before that she was, ironically, almost always smiling.
  • Redhead In Green: She has orange hair and wears a light green shirt.
  • Silly Walk: She doesn't have knees, so she basically goose-steps when she walks.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In seasons 1-2, Jamie was not as agressive as she is in seasons 3-6.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Jamie's intelligence seemed average for the first three seasons. In "The Girlfriend", Jamie comes off as a mentally-challenged psychopath: pondering simple questions causes her to go nigh-catatonic for hours, her spelling skills are years below her grade level, and she misreads nearly every social situation as a grave insult against her (even if she caused it).
  • Tomboyish Voice: Her character being established as a tough bully is apparent in her changing voice, which started out as normal, got deeper in the second season, then became raspy in the third when provided by a new voice actress.
  • Vocal Evolution: Her voice is somewhat more deep in season 2, and has a raspy-sounding voice as of the third season.
  • Yandere: After proclaiming Darwin as her “boyfriend”, she goes from barbaric bully to this, not surprisingly.

    Molly Collins 
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"You're gonna love my other stories. So I got this uncle, and he's a huge practical joker. And last time I saw him, guess what he did? He made me a sandwich!"

Voiced by Jessica McDonald
Debut: Season 1, "The Third"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Inquisition"

A dorky, black, boxy-looking sauropod who mostly appeared in season one. After being absent in season two, she appeared again in season 3's "The Void" with an explanation of why she was gone and why no one realized it. She's considered very boring by her classmates.



  • The Bore: In "The Stories", Molly's stories are incredibly boring. Played for drama a bit because when they think about confronting her about it they accidentally come across her and find out she's aware of this and highly self-conscious about it.
  • The Bus Came Back: Reappears in "The Void." Apparently the dynamics of the world deemed her too boring so she got sucked into a void full of bad ideas. Darwin, Mr. Small, and Gumball manage to get her out, and she's eventually seen back in the backgrounds again later in the season, even though she doesn't appear in classroom scenes that often.
  • A Day in the Limelight: In "The Stories," where Gumball and Darwin are subjected to her incredibly boring stories.
  • Funny Animal: A dinosaur.
  • Informed Species: Does she really look like a sauropod dinosaur to you?
  • Living Dinosaurs: A sauropod, although she looks more like a Cartoon Creature.
  • Nice Girl: She’s incredibly nice, though in Season 1 she was less nice doing things like trying to get Gumball in trouble for something he didn’t do because she wouldn’t have homework if she did in “The Mystery”, making fun of Gumball in “The Gi”, and being happy when Tina was going to pelt Gumball with dodgeballs in “The Mustache”.
  • Out of Focus: Disappears entirely from Miss Simian's class without explanation in season two, save for a single cameo in the background of a photo in "The Words", and another in the yearbook in "The Sidekick". After she comes back, she still appears less than she did before. Her latest speaking role was “The Stories”, which is a fifth season episode but aired during Season 4’s run.
  • Ret-Gone: The reason for her disappearance.
  • "Shaggy Frog" Story: In "The Stories", all of Molly's stories are endless droning leading to the most mundane events possible, so the entire school goes through a lot of trouble to give her an interesting story to tell, but it just gets weirder the further it goes.
  • Walking Spoiler: In a sense, considering that her being sent into the void for being a Flat Character is, by definition, far more interesting than anything about her actual character.

    William 
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"You cannot hide from me. Turn around, TURN AROUND AND FACE ME LIKE MEN! ...I am talking to you."

Voiced by Mic Graves ("The Voice", "The Compilation"), Rob Rackstraw ("The Agent")
Debut: Season 1, "The Third"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Inquisition"

A winged eyeball that never talks because he doesn't have a mouth.



  • Beware the Quiet Ones: He's incredibly powerful and dangerous because he can't talk, but doesn't know it.
  • Cartoon Creature: A flying eyeball with wings. He actually can float without his wings, because in “The Uploads”, he keeps floating even when he stops moving his wings but probably has to move his wings to move around.
  • Cyclops: He is an eye. A single eye.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • In "The Voice," he is the titular mystery voice who is seeking revenge on Gumball and Darwin.
    • In "The Agent," he is revealed to be the person who is stealing all the objects in Elmore Jr. High.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: Played for Laughs in "The Voice". When he realized Gumball and Darwin weren't ignoring him and just couldn't hear him, he tried apologizing to them. And then Gumball whacks him with a tennis racket that he pulled from seemingly nowhere.
    Gumball: (whispering) There he is! Creeping up on us in silence again!
    William: "In silence"? Oh, gosh they can't hear me. It makes sense, I don't have a mouth. I thought you ignored me on purpose all my life. And when you blocked me on Elmore Plus something...snapped. What was I thinking? I'm so sorry, you must be terrified and confused, I cannot apologize enough—
    Darwin: Now! (Gumball whacks William with a Tennis racket)
  • Emotional Powers: His telekinesis seems to be powered by anger.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: He was the one after Darwin and Gumball in "The Voice" because when he asked them to be friends, they didn't understand him, and seemed to reject him.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's incredibly dangerous, but feels bad about attacking Gumball and Darwin, and tries to apologize to them about the misunderstanding.
  • Mind over Matter: He has telekinesis that's strong enough to crush lockers and smash down walls.
  • No Name Given: Unknown last name.
  • Oculothorax: An eyeball with wings, though he can still blink with fleshy eyelids that suddenly appear when he needs them.
  • Out of Focus: He’s always been out of focus, considering he was originally intended to be just as important as the rest of the supporting cast, but he was more important in the first two seasons, even getting his own episode in Season 2. After that, his only other major role is in late Season 6.
  • The Speechless: He can't speak because he has No Mouth, but until the end of "The Voice" he didn't know that and assumed everyone was just ignoring him.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: His internal monologue is provided by the show's director, who is clearly trying to mask his British accent but doesn't quite sound American either, or trying to do an impression of Alan Rickman and almost getting it. Whatever it is, it's kind of creepier.

    Rob / Dr. Wrecker 
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Click here to see his appearance from Season 3 and onward. 
"I clung to life, and I came back. But at a cost. You left me disfigured, a nobody, but now you've given me a part to play in the world."

Voiced by Charles Phillip (season 2, season 3, "The Nemesis" pre-voice change, returns in "The Disaster"), David Warner ("The Nemesis" post-voice change until "The Disaster")
Debut: Early reel/Season 1, "The Party"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Inquisition"

A skinny blue cyclops. Was seen often in season one and rarely in season two (his last major appearance was in "The Pony"). He appeared in the background of the dimension of the world's mistakes in "The Void" and "The Nobody" established that he escaped the void and is seeking revenge for being ignored.


  • Accidental Misnaming: Is often the subject of this by Gumball.
  • And Your Little Dog, Too!: “I will destroy you and everyone you love.”
  • Anti-Villain: Started out as the Woobie version of this trope, as being left in The Void is bound to be traumatic, but becomes the Well-intentioned type in Season 6.
  • Asshole Victim: Even though he did try to warn them, he did brainwash the students and staff. So Tina beating him up was a bit justified.
  • Art Evolution: He was CGI in his background appearances in the first season, but in the second season he switches to a 2D design. In season three's "The Nobody", he returns and is back to being in CGI, but the CGI is more well-done than it was in season one.
  • Ascended Extra: Went from being a Recurring Extra who had a few lines in a single episode to becoming one of the show's most important characters.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Male example.
  • Being Evil Sucks: Even though he chose to be Gumball's Arch-Enemy as revenge for leaving him in the void, he recognizes that being a villain is harder than it looks.
  • Berserk Button: Forgetting his name and Gumball makes him lose it.
  • Big Bad: Since Rob needed a new place in life and Elmore only had room for villains, he decides to become Gumball and Darwin's Arch-Enemy.
  • Big Good: Of a Byronic Hero type, but he turns out to be this for Season 6. Not that it mattered, anyway.
  • Body Horror: Escaping from the void caused his body to become all glitchy and disfigured. Part of his body even displays the void's background pattern.
  • Big "NO!": When he loses the second fight with Gumball in The Rerun. He says this before being sent to the void.
  • Byronic Hero: Becomes this in Season 6, where he tries to save Elmore from cancellation. Though thanks to his reputation as a villain, and his less-than-satisfactory communication skills, he wasn't heard out and Elmore got canceled anyway.
  • The Bully: As Superintendent Evil he bullies the students and staff to become humans.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He became a villain because he literally had no other role he could fit into.
  • Cartoon Creature: A cyclops.
  • Catchphrase: “I will destroy you and everyone you love.”
  • Chekhov's Gunman: His cameo in "The Void" turns out to be significant in "The Nobody".
  • Cyclops: Just one eye.
  • Dirty Coward: When it looks like he's about to lose or is cornered he runs away or pleads for his life. He also does this in the finale when he loses control after Gumball and Darwin free everyone it looks like he's about to fight Gumball but then runs away.
  • Evil Brit: Rob let Darwin and Gumball change his voice to one with a British accent specifically because they thought it would be a better "evil" voice. With the remote he got from the Awesome store, he reset it back to his normal voice.
  • Evil Counterpart: He is this to Penny. Both are involved in their respective Wham Episode that changed the status quo in a good or bad way for the protagonists, have permanent changes to their appearances with Penny's beautiful true form from breaking out of her shell while Rob's disfigured from coming out of the Void, and both have their roles changed in more personal fashion with Penny becoming Gumball's girlfriend while Rob becomes his Arch-Enemy.
  • Fatal Flaw: He has 5 of them; His Card-Carrying Villain tendencies, Poor Communication Kills, his cowardice, his refusal to blame himself, and his anger.
  • Foil: He's also this to Penny. While Penny has many friends and learned to love her new look, Rob has no one and hates what has happened to him. He can't trust anybody and refuses to blame himself. Penny trusts Gumball and her friends and realizes when she's wrong, improving from her mistakes.They both fell to their death (though not by choice).
    • He's also one to Gumball. Both are the most "normal" people in Elmore. They make very complicated plans that always backfires on them. While Gumball is ignorant about the damage he causes sometimes. Rob really doesn't care who he has to hurt as long he can have his revenge on Gumball Watterson.
  • Faux Affably Evil: In-universe, Gumball and Darwin find it so much fun to help Rob be evil that they'd rather be his minions than his nemesises... nemesi... nemeses, to Rob's chagrin.
  • Forgettable Character: Gumball and Darwin keep forgetting who he is, and they don't even notice him in the void when they go in there to rescue Molly. He escapes by hitching a ride but becomes disfigured and forgets who he is.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: After coming back from the void but not remembering who he is, Rob literally calls himself "nobody". Darwin and Gumball suggest he strive for a new place in the world as the worst person ever. Rob then remembers who he is and how they left him behind in the void, and swears to take revenge by destroying everything they care about and taking away everyone they love. In "The Disaster", he makes good on his promise and does just that with a special remote.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Zig-Zagged; Gumball and Darwin suggest that he become a villain, and help him with that goal, but he doesn't get very far beyond petty schemes, but later on, Rob comes very close to killing Gumball and his entire family. Afterward, however, he goes back to being relatively harmless.
  • Harmless Villain: After swearing vengeance in "The Nobody", Rob's evil plans are all so self-defeating that Gumball and Darwin don't even notice them, and they help Rob become more threatening in "The Nemesis". His plan to destroy Elmore's dam fails because Elmore doesn't have a dam, but the ending implies his increased confidence may make him a genuine threat. Eventually, he manages to trick the adults into hijacking a bus with an explosive device, getting $1 million from the cops, and nearly getting away with it.
  • Heartwarming Orphan: He doesn't have any family, implicitly because he was originally a background character not important enough to have one.
    Gumball: Oh, you know what else is thick? Your mom's chin!
    Rob: I don't have a mom.
    Gumball: Yeah, I meant your mom's skin.
    Rob: I still don't have a mom.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He hates it when Gumball mispronounced his name.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After Gumball decides to save Rob from the Void, Rob ends up with Gumball at his mercy again, but decides he doesn't deserve to be erased or forgotten. So Rob reverses all the destruction he'd done with the remote and destroys it. Played With in that Rob promised to be a good enemy to Gumball again so he's Necessarily Evil knowing what's going on in this world.
    • Heel–Face Revolving Door: He goes back to being a villain by being Banana Joe's arch-enemy in "The Ex". He ends up going back to being Gumball's arch-enemy after foiling his plot to hurt Banana Joe despite trying to be friends with him by HELPING him. In the final season, however, it turns out Rob, though acting in a very antagonistic way, was somehow trying to either prevent Elmore from being sucked into the Void or make everyone capable of moving somewhere else before it happened.
  • Jerkass: He becomes very aggressive after becoming a villain.
  • Knight of Cerebus: His villainous role was Played for Laughs... until "The Bus", where he hatches a plan to steal $1 million and nearly gets away with it. "The Disaster" and "The Re-run" are easily the series most serious episodes. After those, though, he's back to being comedic. That is until "The Future".
  • Lack of Empathy: Doesn't care about the people he endangers as long as he gets revenge on Gumball.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He uses lack of communication on Gumball to break his family apart and made Penny nearly fall to her death in "The Disaster" then erases Anais, Darwin, and nearly Gumball in "The Re-Run" then decides to become Banana Joe enemy in "The Ex". Cut to Season 6 in "The Future", he is erased from existence by Banana Joe (through his mother) and in "The Inquisition", where his lack of communication skills gets him beat up and a portal opens up below him and he falls into the void, possibly to his death.
  • Meaningful Name: 'Rob' is both a generic, forgettable name and a crime, neatly encapsulating both ends of Rob's character.
  • Meaningful Rename: Since "Rob" wasn't exactly a great villain name, Gumball and Darwin come up with a bunch of new names for him to go by. After many terrible ones they come up with "Dr. Wrecker". After deciding to stop being such an over-the-top villain, he abandons his alias to go by his regular name again.
  • Never My Fault: Blames Gumball for turning him into the villain, despite the fact he chose to take the role as revenge. He's also mad at the students and staff for not listening to him even though he tried to force them to be something they're not in "The Inquisition".
  • Non-Action Big Bad: A rare example for a Cartoon Network show. He has seemingly no special powers or fighting skills, relying on schemes and booby traps that rarely ever work. He does come dangerously close to pulling off a deadly heist in "The Bus", though.
  • Noticing the Fourth Wall: His time in the Void and using the universal remote in "The Disaster" have left him aware that Elmore isn't real—and he's the only one who knows because everyone else's memories were erased. The revelations leave him rather nihilistic and spiteful toward Gumball for being the hero, with the only solace being the chance for a Hostile Show Takeover when Gumball is gone.
    Rob: You have only yourself to blame. You being the hero of all this means that I have to be the villain. But I never wanted to be the villain! I wanted to be the cute sidekick that gets his own plush toy and a Spinoff show!
    Gumball: What are you talking about?
    Rob: You really don’t get it, do you? So happy to star in your "amazing" world. Can’t you see that none of this is real?!
    Gumball: I don’t understand.
    Rob: It doesn’t matter. Once you’re out of the picture, I CAN BE WHOEVER I WANT!
  • The Nth Doctor: In "The Nemesis", part of Darwin and Gumball's attempt make him a better enemy is to give him a more intimidating voice. His partially-static body could be altered by a television remote, causing him to change voice actor from Charles Phillip to David Warner. In "The Disaster" he uses another (much more powerful) remote to change his voice back again.
  • No Name Given: His last name is unknown.
  • Offscreen Villain Dark Matter: Rob gets a hold of numerous dangerous implements, including a car, Night-Vision Goggles, and several bombs, without any apparent income source. Considering he's implicitly a Minor Living Alone, one wonders how he even gets by.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Rob's natural voice can sound incredibly Irish at certain points, especially when he's angry.
  • Put on a Bus to Hell: He's seen floating around the bad idea dimension in "The Void", indicating he was Ret-Gone. Unlike Molly, Gumball and Darwin do not remember him, so he ends up being left there without comment — until it was revealed that he actually broke out of the void and has been living in the Wattersons' basement with no memory of who he was until Gumball and Darwin tell him that he can be their worst enemy.
  • Poor Communication Kills: One of his Fatal Flaws. This causes his downfall in both "The Future" and "The Inquisition". If he just told everyone what was going on rather then being the bad guy, they might have listened to him.
  • Running Gag: Gumball forgetting his name.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: When Gumball suggests his role is being the villain, Rob decides to live that role to the fullest.
  • Turn the Other Cheek: By the end of "The Rerun", Rob is on the receiving of this. After all the edginess and horrific scenarios that Gumball encountered with everyone he loves, he decides to go overboard and forcibly throws Rob into the Void. In that instance, his Heel Realization kicked in and decides to undo the problem by jumping along to save him. After doing so with the near climactic death, Rob was touched to see Gumball giving his all to rescue him from Gumball's mistake and decides to reverse this scenario before Gumball tosses him at the Void only to receive a heartfelt hug.
    Rob: Ugh, couldn't do it. You came all that way to save me. You're actually quite hard to hate.
  • Unknown Rival: Even after he swears to be Darwin and Gumball's nemesis, they still ignore him and immediately forget about him for a long time.
  • Unmoving Plaid: It's very hard to see, but if you look closely, you can see that the static parts of him don't move when he moves. This is especially noticeable when he makes slight movements during closeups of him. This is apparently because those parts aren't static patterns on this body, they're transparent patches where you can see through his body and into the Void.
  • Vague Age: According to an old promotional image, he is in Miss Simian's class, putting him around 12-13 years old, but he claimed to be a major in Canadian history, even though he was never confirmed to have graduated.
  • Vocal Dissonance: His Dr. Wrecker voice makes it pretty easy to forget that Rob is still a seventh-grader.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He loses it at the end of "The Ex" when Gumball ruins his plans to destroy Banana Joe trying to befriend him.A minor one in "The Inquisition" after he gets beat up by Tina.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: As of "The Disaster", he is potentially the evilest character in the entire series (besides Margaret, and maybe Evil Turtle). He makes good on his promise to ruin Gumball's life, first by causing the cars in the parking lot to crash into the Wattersons' car, leaving everyone mad at Gumball and more broke then they were before, then (through the use of mean subtitles) makes Darwin think that Gumball thinks the Wattersons would be better off without him, making him run away in tears, then takes the parental filter off of Nicole and Richard, resulting in an argument so massive that they decided to get a divorce, and then Anais runs off to try to convince Nicole otherwise, with Gumball losing track of her thanks to Rob turning down the brightness, causing Gumball to slam into Sarah face first, making it look like he kissed her right when Penny walks by, and then fast-forwards Gumball when he tries to go after her, making him push her off of the second floor.
  • Walking Spoiler: The fact that he has any plot significance at all is a rather huge spoiler for "The Nobody" and the following plotline in the fourth season.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: His actions in "The Future" has nothing to do with Gumball, and while he did kidnap Banana Barbara, it was for the intent of having her paint the future. Exactly what he wanted this for though is left unknown, as before he can say anything, Gumball erases him.
    • Rob was trying to save everyone he can to get them into another world, the real world, before the world they are in ends.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Like Molly, he was Ret Goned to the Void, but unlike her, he wasn't rescued. Instead, he had to grab onto Janice and the resulting tear through the Void which horribly disfigured him and gave him amnesia. With nowhere to go and no idea who he is, he hid out in the Watterson's secret basement (which they had no idea they had) until they start catching onto the fact that their stuff is going missing, which is when Gumball and Darwin discover him. After trying to figure out what kind of personality Rob could adapt, but unable to think of any "good" ones, they bring up the possibility of him adopting a "bad" one. This brings back his memories, and he reveals his deep-seated hatred for them and decides to become their mortal enemy. Then he purchases the remote that allows him to control anything and he accidentally rewinds to when he was left behind in the Void and came out disfigured. This rekindled his hatred towards Gumball as he realized he became a villain because of him...
    • As of "The Rerun", he becomes Necessarily Evil after having a change of heart by undoing "The Disaster" before destroying the remote and goes back into being a villain with knowledge of what happened.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Put Penny in moral danger by controlling her boyfriend Gumball into pushing her off the ledge then pausing a second before her likely death just to rub it into him. He even kidnaps Banana Barbara and continuously threatens her whenever she doesn't give him what he wants.
  • Younger Than They Look: He's actually 13, but looks, acts and sounds far older.

Mr. Corneille's Class

    William "Billy" Geoffrey Fitzgerald Kitchener Parham III 
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"Mother, why is that woman trying to pay for her groceries with scraps of newspaper?"
Voiced by Richard Overall
Debut: Season 2, "Christmas"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Decisions"
A very intelligent child who is an egg-shaped blob colored blue. He is about Anais's age and, at least by the fourth season, is also in her class.

  • Accents Aren't Hereditary: Billy speaks in British Received Pronunciation, even though his mother and the rest of Elmore do not. However, he could have got it from his father, who hasn't appeared.
  • Ascended Extra: He and his mother started as Recurring Extras throughout season 2before that , then they got a skit in "The Extras" and major roles in "The Law" and "The Egg". In "The Pest" he makes a major appearance completely separate from his mother.
  • Blue/Orange Contrast: He's blue while his mom is orange, leading to online jokes about how the two of them look like the logo for Nickelodeon's preschool block, Nick Jr.
  • Cartoon Creature: A blue egg-shaped blob.
  • Child Prodigy: Billy is about as smart as Anais, and a bit more of an Insufferable Genius.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • In "The Egg," where him and his mom have a playdate at the Wattersons and forms a friendship with Anais.
    • In "The Pest," where he's the titular pest that has been bullying Anais (after getting his heart broken by her).
  • Foil: In "The Pest", Billy proves himself a direct foil to Gumball himself: Gumball is terrible at almost everything except love yet can live with failure and be satisfied with his life. Billy succeeds at practically everything, but starts lashing out when he can't have the girl he loves.
  • Grade Skipper: Like Anais, Billy is an eighth grader younger than most first graders.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Billy does not have a very good mom.
  • Hipster: Billy seems rather disdainful of suburban living. He gets along with Anais very well, celebrating how they'll do hipster things like tour Europe and get tattoos, until she admits she likes Daisy the Donkey, which he thinks is a mindless show that exists solely to sell merchandise.
  • Innocent Prodigy: He studies on Junior High, can use complex words and sentences, but sometimes he simply takes the role of a normal little kid and loves to play on puddles and eat ice cream.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's an Insufferable Genius, but has a Jerkass Realization in "The Pest", and is much more congenial and independent of his mother from then on.
  • Not Good with Rejection: He's so used to success that Anais rejecting him turned into a bitter jerk despite how great the rest of his life still is.
  • Overly Long Name: His full name is William Geoffrey Fitzgerald Kitchener Parham III.
  • Parental Title Characterization: He's unfailingly formal and polite, and so always addresses Felicity as "mother".
  • Remember the New Guy?: Although Billy had been seen elsewhere previously, "The Pest" shows him attending Elmore Junior High for the first time without explanation. Most likely he's either a New Transfer Student or one of the students Gumball and Darwin were ignoring because they weren't in their class.
  • Sphere Eyes: He has these.
  • Spoiled Brat: Billy doesn't seem to be as much of a smug elitist as his mother, but he is still extremely used to getting his way.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In his earlier appearances, he was constantly agreeing with his mother's petty condemnation of whoever she walked by. In "The Pest", he escalates to condescending bullying because Anais rejected him. Once Gumball points out this was a horribly unreasonable reaction, Billy has a Jerkass Realization, and in future appearances is much more congenial and independent of his mother. In "The Blame", for example, he has a friendly conversation with Gumball on video games.
  • Tuckerization: His last name comes from one of the show's writers, Joe Parham.

    Clare Cooper 
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"My name is Clare, and today is the worst day of my life. My dad has lost his job, we've lost our house and now we're forced to move back to Detroit. I only have one day to say goodbye to the ones I love. One last day to say goodbye... To my so-called world."

Voiced by Naomi McDonald
Debut: Season 4, "The Others"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Inquisition"

A melancholic and unusually normal-looking humanoid who is one of Anais's classmates.


  • Alliterative Name: Clare Cooper.
  • Ambiguously Human: She's very human-looking, but unlike the Filmation/Sunbow-style "humans" from Richwood High or the live-action humans on TV, Clare and her father are very stylized, like most other people in Elmore. Even then, she still has no nose, Fingerless Hands, a grayish skin tone, and green hair (it might be dyed; her father's hair is brown). "The Candidate" reveals she also has some degree of wind manipulation abilties.
  • Blow You Away: When she gets really bored, she breathes a moan with such force it can knock people off their feet and extinguish fires.
  • Breath Weapon: As mentioned above, Clare can let loose a blast of air just by sighing really deep. It proves useful to help her classmates escape a burning schoolhouse.
  • Cartoon Creature: She looks almost human, but isn’t.
  • Character Development: Clare is a borderline nihilist in her first episode, refusing to accept any reality other than a sad one, because she thinks that's just how life is. In her second she seems to get along much better with the other, more outlandish students and is as determined as they are to escape the increasingly dire situation. She even celebrates after working together to save themselves.
  • The Cynic: Even more so than Gumball! He doesn't think highly of life or people, but at least thinks they can Earn Your Happy Ending. Clare is a total defeatist.
  • A Day in the Limelight: In "The Others," where Gumball and Darwin see a peek into her melodramatic life and decide to take it over.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Played for Laughs in "The Others" where she's the complete opposite of Gumball: boring, plain-looking (she's barely a human), isn't trying to get on everyone's affairs, and even the made up "The So-Called World of Claire" title. The only thing they share in common is their different views of cynicism.
  • Drama Queen: She makes a Failed Attempt at Drama in basically every scene she's in in “The Others”
  • The Eeyore: Clare is all frowns, long faces, and somber gazes from the side. She even literally looks gray.
  • Emo Teen:
    Clare: Listen, this is not a story with a happy ending, OK? It's a story I write in my diary using my tears as ink.
  • Esoteric Happy Ending: In-Universe. Gumball forced one on her, fixing all the issues going on with her life in an unbelievable fashion.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: She actually isn't a human, and wears clothes.
  • Genre Blindness: Beside acting like she's in a teen drama, she says the world doesn't revolve around Gumball in a series literally called "The Amazing WORLD of GUMBALL."
  • Genre Refugee: She acts as if she's the heroine of a mundane and super-depressing teen drama, rather than a goofy Mundane Fantastic comedy. Clare even provides an angsty internal monologue, which she may be saying out loud, and is totally oblivious to how ridiculous her teachers and friends are.
  • Grumpy Bear: Clare ardently insists on accepting the effects of serious real-world problems, like having to move because her dad lost his job, while living in a world overflowing with fantastic and easy solutions to those problems.
  • Hand-Hiding Sleeves: Her hands are usually hidden by her sleeves. Sometimes her sleeves look like they're closed off and spread tightly over her hands like mittens.
  • Hero of Another Story: Lampshaded in "The Others". Anais tells Gumball that there are lots of other students at the school, "some of whom have even more interesting lives than [Gumball does]", and gives Clare as an example.
  • Hidden Depths: For how sour and pessimistic Clare is, "The Candidate" shows she has environmentalist views regarding global issues like the Amazon Rainforest.
  • Logical Latecomer: Played with; she and her social circle are "latecomers" with regards to Gumball and Darwin, because they'd never noticed them until "The Others", and consider the show's usual cast and events crazy and unrealistic. But they've always lived in the same town and attend the same school, so Clare and her friends come off as out of touch with the world they're living in and their own weirdness.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Her hair covers one of her eyes unless it's blown out of the way.
  • Shout-Out - To teen dramas in general. Specifically, the style resembles a 90s show called My So-Called Life that starred Clare Danes.
  • Soapbox Sadie: Plays on in "The Candidate", though part of it seems to stem from a dislike of Anais and she seems to be pretty ill-informed about it anyway.
    Claire: You think you're so woke, but if you really cared about the cause, you'd be giving that food to the endangered trees of the Amazon.
    Anais: What?
  • Sphere Eyes: She has them.
  • Thick-Line Animation: Most 2D characters in Gumball already have thick outlines, but Clare's are much thicker than anyone else's—they look more than a whole inch wide.
  • Token Human: Even if she isn't human, she's definitely the most human-looking student at Elmore Junior High.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She is a grey humanoid with hair that is not only green, but has a strange sort of static pattern on it.

    Hot Dog Guy 
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"Could you, uh, like, not breathe directly into my mouth?"

Voiced by Alex Jordan, Dan Russell ("The Check")
Debut: Season 1, "The Third"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Inquisition"

A living hot dog who started out as a background character, but is now semi-regular. Has an awkward friendship with Gumball.



  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: A hot dog that wears sunglasses.
  • Ambiguously Gay: He rushed to thinking "the inevitable" in his relationship with Gumball is kissing. Later, he's seen in line for a kissing booth Darwin and Gumball ran in "The Mess".
  • Anthropomorphic Food: It's right in his name.
  • Ascended Extra: He was a background character since almost the show's beginning, then had a speaking role in "The Check" and joined in the Hostile Show Takeover in "The Extras". He gets a prominent role in "The Hug", "The Awkwardness", and “The Cringe” and has since become a recurring character.
  • Blatant Lies: Both him and Gumball agree in the end of "The Hug" that they are not friends. Yet, he is still willing to do a favor for Gumball that involved getting back at Darwin, who was touch too smug about their easily-avoidable, yet awkward situation.
  • Butt-Monkey: His 3 major appearances so far, "The Hug", "The Awkwardness", and "The Cringe" definitely puts him in this role as he and Gumball get put through various embarrassing situations with each other.
  • Cool Shades: He is almost never seen without his shades.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • In "The Hug," where he and Gumball get into a series of embarrassing situations after they perform an awkward hug.
    • In "The Awkwardness," where he gets into even more awkward situations with Gumball on his way to Elmore Mall.
    • In "The Cringe," him and Gumball decide to embrace their cringe-inducing events and become real friends, all the while discovering their forgotten origins.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Once he and Gumball decide to start reveling in their awkwardness in "The Cringe", he throws a couple snide remarks at him throughout the episode.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": "The Hug" reveals that Hot Dog Guy is actually his name.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: Prior to "The Hug", Hot Dog Guy was bald (instead of having a mustard dollop meant to look like a blond pompadournote ), darker-colored, and spoke like a Surfer Dude in his first speaking role in "The Castle". He is sometimes bald after "The Hug" though.
  • Eyeless Face: He normally has eyes beneath his shades, but they're completely invisible when he closes them.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: It turns out that him and Gumball's awkward relationship has spanned across their entire lives. All the way since they were babies.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: His bun is treated as clothing.
  • Hey, You!: Even though Gumball knows his name thanks to a lucky guess, Hot Dog Guy doesn't know Gumball's name, only referring to him as "anonymous blue stranger", "little blue stranger", "him", and "that guy" in his internal monologue.
  • Iconic Item: He usually has a phone in his hand.
  • Not So Above It All: While Gumball is the cause for their awkwardness, Hot Dog Guy frequently and accidentally makes their already embarrassing situations worse. Such as his infamous "legend phone" tangent he did in the school yard or barging into Gumball's bathroom stall and getting it stuck.
  • Our Nudity Is Different: He considers his hot dog bun clothing, even after it's pointed out it only covers the sides of his body.
  • Phoneaholic Teenager: He is often seen using his phone, even at school.
  • Recurring Extra: Usually seen in the background of the Elmore Junior High cafeteria.
  • Satellite Character: All three of his Day in the Limelight episodes are about his strange relationship with Gumball. Averted in the final season, where he gets a handful of scenes (In "The Shippening", "The Candidate", and "The Revolt") that don't directly revolve around Gumball.
  • Uncatty Resemblance: "The Test" shows him in the park walking a red weiner dog.
  • Vague Age: Like the Green Bear, he's always seen in a middle school cafeteria, but everything else indicates he's an adult. He's seen talking to Clare in "The Hug", so he's presumably in eighth grade (he also changes VA in this episode to one with a higher voice, so he doesn't sound quite as old). Yet there are also a scene where he's an extra driving a car, which would require him to be well into high school. It's implied that's a different hot dog guy, though; he has brothers and his father could just happen to look identical to his sons.

Other Students

    Detention Kids 
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From left to right: Julius Oppenheimer Jr., "Reaper", "Scythe", Phillip "Mowdown" (bottom: Rotten Cupcake)
Voiced by Hugo Harold-Harrison (Julius), Kerry Shale (Reaper, "The Sucker"), Alex Jordan (Scythe, "The Sucker"), Simon Lipkin (Mowdown, "The Sucker"), Naomi McDonald (rotten cupcake, "The Weirdo" onward)
Debut: Season 2, "The Lesson"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Sucker" (Reaper), "The Potion" (Rotten Cupcake), "The Inquisition" (Mowdown, Julius, Scythe)

A group of students at Elmore Junior High introduced as regulars in detention hall in "The Lesson", then shown sporadically elsewhere. Includes Julius Oppenheimer Jr.(a black-and-white 1920s cartoon character with a bomb for a head who is the leader of the group), Reaper (a tattooed human hand), Scythe (a rat in a hoodie), Philip/Mowdown (a giant teddy bear), and a rotten cupcake.



  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: The Rotten Cupcake has boots and gloves.
  • Action Bomb: Julius has a bomb for a head. Making him mad causes him to explode, incapacitating him while reducing his head to a much smaller size.
  • Ambiguous Gender: The cupcake has been identified as both male and female. It's possible he/she is gender non-conforming.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Scythe and Rotten Cupcake are a couple, despite the latter previously identifying as male.
  • Animated Tattoo: Reaper is a hand which has a tattoo of a skull wearing a crown, which acts as his face, being capable of moving around and talking.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: Reaper is a hand, and Phillip/Mowdown is a stuffed teddy bear. Julius may be this (a bomb for a head) or a Cartoon Creature (a humanoid body).
  • Anthropomorphic Food: One is a (rotten) cupcake.
  • Barbaric Bully: They look more like prison inmates than middle school students, and most of their appearances have them beating or intimidating other students. In "The Pact", Julius, Cupcake, and Phillip were willing to kill Gumball and rip his head off.
  • Bears Are Bad News: Don't let Philip's cute appearance fool you. He is the opposite of a cute, huggable teddy bear.
  • Captain Ersatz: Philip Mowdown's appearance is based on Care Bears, being pink like Cheer Bear, and the heart on his T-shirt is based on Tenderheart Bear.
  • Cartoon Creature: Julius may be this (he has a humanoid body). Reaper may be the hand of one.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Julius gets one in:
    • "The Lesson," where he, along with Gumball and Darwin, try to break out of detention.
    • "The Sucker," where he tries to mess with Darwin — only for it to backfire on himself.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: The cupcake guy's pink coloration, mouth that looks like it has lipstick on it, and heeled boots cause Darwin and Gumball to mistake him for a (very ugly) girl. From "The Potion" onward, though, the character actually is female.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Julius and Scythe. Phillip/Mowdown also wears a shirt, and the rotten cupcakes wrapper may count as clothing.
  • Funny Animal: Scythe is a rat.
  • Gender Flip: The Rotten Cupcake had to state he's a boy in "The Lesson" despite his appearance, but in "The Potion" she's a female (and implied to be Scythe's girlfriend). He gained a screechy female voice in "The Weirdo", but was seen in the boys' bathroom in "The Nuisance" which came after.
  • Helping Hands: Reaper is a giant human hand and wrist covered in tattoos, one of which acts as his face.
  • Gang of Bullies: They pick on and mug other students when they aren't fighting among themselves in detention.
  • Jerkass: All of them.
  • Killer Teddy Bear: Philip is a giant pink teddy bear who comes off as harmless at first until he squeezes Gumball's head and pops the cupcake guy's cherry. His body even plays as recording (of a different voice) that says "I love you" when you hit him.
  • Meaningful Name: Julius is a living bomb, and his full name is Julius Oppenheimer, Jr., a reference to Julius Robert Oppenheimer, who helped develop the world's first atomic bomb. His first name itself, Julius, could also be a reference to the character Julius the Cat from Disney's Alice Comedies, considering the shorts are old rubberhose cartoons, just like the style Julius himself is inspired by.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Reaper.
  • No Name Given: None are ever referred to by name until "The Sucker", over three seasons after their introduction. Even after then, Reaper and Scythe only gave nicknames, while the cupcake doesn't even have that. In relation to surnames, only Julius' is known.
  • Non-Human Head: Julius has a cartoon bomb for a head, which is capable of exploding.
  • Pet the Dog: Julius genuinely cares about his parents, and feels bad if they’re disappointed in him. He also seems to become friends with Darwin at the end of “The Sucker”.
  • Theme Naming: "Reaper", "Scythe", and "Mowdown" are just supposed to be generic scary nicknames, but Darwin points out they have an unintended agricultural theme.
  • Twitchy Eye: Scythe has one.
  • Vague Age: They're at most a grade older than Darwin or Gumball, but mostly seem like they're well into their teens or even adults. It's possible some of them have been held back a lot. Scythe was also seen driving a car in "The News".
  • Suddenly Voiced: Philip and Scythe were silent for three seasons after being introduced, then spoke in "The Weirdo" to heckle Sussie. Scythe, Mowdown, and Reaper's voice changed in their appearances in “The Sucker”.
  • White Gloves: Julius wears these, as part of his retro design.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Mowdown, who is brown in this episode, fights with Alison in “The Roots”, and she wins despite him being strong.
  • You Dirty Rat!: Scythe is a rat with a facial scar that always wears a hoodie.

    The Green Bear 
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Voiced by Simon Lipkin (singing, screaming) Dan Russell (Speaking)
Debut: Season 1, "The Third"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Inquisition"

What appears to be a green teddy bear or a giant sentient Gummy Bear, as well as a background character who wants to take the stage.



  • Anthropomorphic Food: He might be a green Gummy Bear.
  • Ascended Extra: Somewhat. He was a background character until leading a musical number and a Hostile Show Takeover in "The Extras". Then he sank back into the background, although he still appears more than he did before and appears outside of the cafeteria a lot.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: Before "The Extras", he was shaped like a peanut.
  • Funny Animal: A (gummy) bear.
  • Hidden Depths: He's quite a good singer.
  • His Name Really Is "Barkeep": His name, revealed on the out-of-show yearbook, is actually “The Green Bear”.
  • Living Prop: Never said or did anything but stand in the background until "The Extras".
  • Palette Swap: In "The Choices", a pink version of him can be seen.
  • Recurring Extra: Usually seen in the background of the Elmore Junior High cafeteria. After “The Extras”, he is a background character in places other than the cafeteria.
  • Series Continuity Error: In “The Slide”. Firstly, he is on Trawlr despite being in junior high, and is portrayed as a girl. Rocky and him get matched and Rocky even refers to him as her. Although it could’ve been a female using his picture as her profile picture. It could also be his mother if she is identical to her son and divorced/is cheating on her husband.
  • Vague Age: He looks and sounds like an adult, yet he studies in a middle school.
    8-Bit Dog 
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Voiced by Steve Furst (speaking), Richard Overall (signing)
Debut: Season 1, "The Third"
Last appearance: Season 6, "The Inquisition"
An 8-bit dog who is often seen in the background at the school cafeteria, but had some major roles.

  • Ascended Extra: Originally a background character in the first four seasons, he later got his first speaking role in The Singing.
  • Hidden Depths: Similar to the green bear, he’s quite the singer.
  • Living Prop: Often in the background with Hot Dog Guy & Green Bear.
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