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    Mojo Jojo 
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Voiced by: Roger L. Jackson

A Mad Scientist chimp with great intelligence, notable for his pseudo-Japanese accent and his convoluted, repetitive manner of speaking (inspired by the speech patterns of characters in the English dub of Speed Racer). As revealed in the episode "Mr. Mojo's Rising", and expanded upon in The Powerpuff Girls Movie, Mojo Jojo was Professor Utonium's reckless lab assistant, Jojo, before Professor Utonium created the Powerpuff Girls, and it was he who caused the Professor to accidentally add Chemical X to the mixture, thus making him responsible for their creation. The reason he hates the girls so much is out of jealousy of the affection they received from the Professor that he did not.

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  • Accidental Hero: In "Just Another Manic Mojo". Mojo tried to kill the Powerpuff Girls, while having them sit and wait, as he claims to find their ball. However, he grows so frustrated by The Powerpuff Girls sticking their nose in everything that in his lair, that he gives them the ball, only so he can get rid of them. The next day, the news-paper declares him a hero for giving them their ball back.
  • The Ace: He can create amazingly built inventions like giant robots and hi-tech guns effortlessly, is a fully trained hibachi chef, take the Gangrene Gang out with a trash can lid, beat a giant alien overlord with his bare hands and no backup, and built a machine that alters reality.
  • Aesop Amnesia: About half of his failures to destroy the girls would be reduced if he would just simply take the time to plan his schemes carefully in order to circumvent any major flaw he often overlooks.
  • Affably Evil: Pleasant and friendly to those who don't get in his way (if he's in a good mood that is), and genuinely respects the Powerpuff Girls, as his rivals. If he's not fighting, the worst that can be said is that he's grumpy at times.
    • In the Toonface Commercial, Mojo Jojo got annoyed that Ed was on the page, but still managed to politely chat with him afterwards, while still trying to send a virus into the page.
    • He even calls the Powerpuff Girls in a spoof of Who Wants To Be a Millionaire.
    • "Just Another Manic Mojo" is a whole episode that portrays him sympathetically. The tiny frustrations of daily life fill him with a rage that can only be sated with vengeance against the Powerpuff Girls!
    • In one episode, the Powerpuff Girls visit him to ask if they can borrow his Death Ray for a moment. Being busy looking for his last plan to destroy them (something he casually mentions during their exchange), he agrees to let them take it.
    • The Powerpuff Girls Movie manual states that Mojo displays a very sympathetic nature.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: He has green skin due to Chemical X exposure.
  • Amazon Chaser: In "Monkey Love", he exclaims, "What a woman!" upon seeing Barbarus punch Buttercup during a brawl.
  • Ambiguously Gay:
    • One of the flashbacks of "The City Of Clipsville" has a scene where he tells the Professor "I have always loved you." Of course, this was only a case of Getting Crap Past the Radar and nobody has said anything about it yet.
    • In the reboot, pretty much the whole base of his character was being obsessed with crossdressing, and has been Disguised in Drag more than once, and most of those times were intentional on Mojo's part. He sure has an effeminate personality.
    • This may in fact be a Subverted trope. In "Monkey Love", Mojo is instantly attracted to a female monkey villainess named Barbarus. He winds up falling completely in love with her.
  • Anti-Villain: Whenever he's not scheming, he's actually pretty law-abiding, and lives a normal life, like everyone else. He also has his morals, respect, and dignity, and is confirmed, to actually be a Well-Intentioned Extremist, in "The Powerpuff Girls Rule".
  • Arch-Enemy: He is the most reoccurring villain in the show, and came close to defeating the Powerpuff Girls several times.
  • Arch Nemesis Dad: He actually created the Powerpuff Girls, and he's also their biggest enemy.
  • Asian and Nerdy: He speaks with a Japanese accent and is a super-genius.
  • Attention Whore: The reason why he turned evil? He was jealous of the Powerpuffs getting more attention than him.
  • Ax-Crazy: He's extremely homicidal and explodes into violent tantrums when pushed too far.
  • Badass Baritone: One word, Roger L. Jackson.
  • Badass Bookworm: One example to prove Mojo's intelligence, is that he created The Rowdyruff Boys, who managed to overpower the Powerpuff Girls, in a prison cell, using only snips, snails and a puppy dog tail, and it only took 5 minutes, to do so!
  • Badass Cape: Wears a purple cape.
  • Badass Normal: He defeated a godlike alien overlord only with his fists and a hard piece of bread. He also uses his hi-tech machinery to fight off the girls, and sometimes even outsmarts them, using his brains.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: The Grand Finale has him actually conquer the world... and is actually a surprisingly benevolent ruler who fixes most of the world's problems. However, he eventually realizes that Victory Is Boring and returns to supervillainy.
  • Badly Battered Babysitter: Ends up happening literally when he gets a job babysitting the Girls with the promise of a full pardon from the Mayor. By the end of the night, he practically begs for the cops to take him back to jail.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Has done commentary for the episode Slumbering With The Enemy and the movie. Most of it involved him cheering when he was winning and telling the audience to stop watching when he lost.
  • Benevolent Boss: To The Rowdyruff Boys. He treats them like his actual children, not like his slaves, and the reason why he does use them to fight off the girls, is that they want to.
  • Berserk Button:
    • In the episode, Forced Kin, he goes absolutely insane when the Alien Force do every evil deed he's wanted to do right in front of him.
    • Calling him a hero is also a trigger of his; even after saving Townsville (and potentially, the world) from an evil alien force who outwitted the girls at every turn, he still insists that he be called evil.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Despite always being underestimated by the Powerpuff Girls for being a Card-Carrying Villain who's perfect scheming isn't his talent, and rambles a lot, Mojo's shown multiple times how dangerous he can be. A few examples consist: The Movie, where he and his ape army managed to cause genocide, and nearly destroyed the Powerpuff Girls, his first appearance "Monkey See, Doggie Do", where he turned the world into dogs, and then there's his Villainous Breakdown, in which is frightening.
  • Big Bad: He is the most well-known villain, the girls' Arch-Enemy, and the Big Bad of The Movie.
  • Big Good: In the Grand Finale Episode. As it turns out, his reason for wanting to rule the world is that Utopia Justifies the Means. He happily throws it out the window though, because Victory Is Boring.
  • Big "NO!": Often happens when he is defeated.
  • Body Horror: Underneath his helmet, his brain is protruding from his head. Notably, it's only seen as odd outside of universe.
  • Brought Down to Normal: In the movie, it is shown that Mojo had several powers such as fire, throwing spikes from his hand, Super Strength, and the ability to turn into a giant, all until he fell into a dose of Antidote X. This happens again in Mr. Mojo's Rising, where he gains the powers from The Powerpuff Girls, and eventually wins against them. However, they remove his powers once again.
  • Butt-Monkey: Depending on the episode, but more prominent in the earlier seasons.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to the Girls' Abel (except he's technically their father, not their brother).
  • Card-Carrying Villain: I am bad, I am evil, I am Mojo Jojo!
  • Catchphrase: "CURSES!"
  • Character Development: In the 10th anniversary episode, Mojo lost all hope in ruling the world, and decided to start over. However, when Mojo got the key to the world, he succeeded in ruling the world, but did for a different cause than everyone thought. Everyone expected him to enslave the people, but as it turns out, he only had good intentions. He ended world hunger, stopped global warming, cured all diseases, ended all wars, and gave free puppies for everyone. He was even able to forgive the Powerpuff Girls for stopping him all this time.
  • The Chessmaster: He is this in the movie. He brings out fake tears to the girls to get help to create his lair, so that he can create an army of apes to rule the world. Then, after the house is created, he takes them to the zoo, so that he can import the apes and monkeys to his newly created lair and mutates them to be super-villains like himself, and voila, he gets his very own army, and succeeds in ruling the world. The only thing that stopped him was falling from the tower and landing on a glass of Antidote X.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Once to Bubbles in "Bubblevicious".
  • Convicted by Public Opinion: In "Los Dos Mojos" when Bubbles goes on a rampage believing that she is Mojo Jojo, Buttercup after seeing the true one, starts beating him up. After they find out that it is Bubbles that is destroying the city, Buttercup and Blossom quickly assume that he did something to their sister and punch him. And after Bubbles regains her memories, but not before defeating her sisters, she believes instantly that it was Mojo Jojo who caused all the trouble and beats him up. Mojo Jojo got beaten up three times while not doing anything.
  • Cool Teacher: In Mo'Linguish, he's forced by the court to teach an adult English course at the community college and he proves to be an effective teacher even if he taught people to speak in the repetitive, roundabout way he does and ends up catching the whole city in a standstill.
  • Cry Cute: Did this in "Child Fearing" while trying to make the Girls go to bed.
  • Cultured Badass: He enjoys listening to classical music and building model ships as a hobby.
  • Cute Little Fangs: All his teeth, pretty much.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Sometimes, especially to the Powerpuff Girls, or when someone is doing something really stupid. His shining moment is possibly ''Los Dos Mojos' where Bubbles steals his clothes because she thought she was him, just about everything he says in that episode is sarcastic.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: He speaks this way all the time, which is to say that the manner in which he vocally expresses himself is extremely roundabout and repetitive, containing long and elaborate sentences which tend to reiterate their own subjects constantly. This is taken to extreme levels in "Mo' Linguish", where he's forced to teach a beginner's English class at Townsville Community College and ends up re-teaching the entire city to speak this way, which brings the entire city to a complete standstill.
  • Depending on the Writer: Sometimes, he's a real threat, sometimes he's an Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain.
  • Determinator: As said before, he never gives up. The guy deserves some respect for still attempting to rule the world, no matter what punishments the Powerpuff Girls are putting him through. After years of ripped capes, destroyed inventions, foiled plans, repetitively getting his face smashed brutally, and even getting several of his teeth punched out, he still doesn't quit!!! He only gave up once, but he was quick to find hope again, and he succeeded in ruling the world shortly after (and for a different cause than everyone thought).
  • Diabolical Mastermind: He is the most intelligent villain, being able to create all sorts of hi-tech gadgets, weapons and robots.
  • Didn't Think This Through: A recurring problem with him, most notably in "Monkey See, Doggie Two". In fact, in one episode, while trying to find out the culprit behind a string of robberies, the Girls promptly ruled him out as a suspect because they were too well thought out.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Calls Him a loser to his face in Meet the Beat-Alls, and fearlessly claims that His evil is second compared to Mojo's in Custody Battle. Keep in mind that Him is basically this world's Satan.
  • Ditzy Genius: He can invent high-tech inventions and was reading quantum physics textbooks before he became a villain, but his various quirks and inability to learn from his mistakes tends to undermine his genius.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: In Mr. Mojo's Rising, he gained all the Powerful Girls's strength and powers and punched all 3 of them down on the ground with such extreme force. Also, in the movie, he became a giant gorilla who stomped on Buttercup, right before he got both Bubbles and Blossom down on the ground with one punch at the same time.
  • Enemy Mine: In Forced Kin, he teamed up with the Girls to defeat a giant overlord.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: In "A Very Special Blossom", he spends his Father's Day not committing crimes, but saluting his deceased father.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Mojo truly loved Moko, and was crushed when finding out that she was just a regular chimp. He also appears to have some fatherly love for the Rowdyruff Boys.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • He was fairly and understandably angry when the Powerpuff Girls beat him up when he was simply sleeping. Even more, when he found out that the Gangreen Gang had incriminated not only himself but also HIM and Fuzzy, just for the fun of it. He teamed up with the other villains to teach them a lesson.
    • Mojo was also disgusted with Buttercup's idea of beating him and other villains up for money, apparently seeing it as too brutish.
    • When Mojo once traveled back in time to stop the existence of the Powerpuff Girls, he got to see just what a brat Professor Utonium was in his younger days. He did not like what he saw.
    • In the movie when his ape army starts to turn on him with their own plans he's pretty weirded out and outright disgusted at some of them, finding their plans crass and lacking class.
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: He's actually a chimp, but is called a monkey by most everyone.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Not as much as with HIM, but still a factor in the demise of some of Mojo's schemes. He manipulates some of the Powerpuff Girls' classmates into defeating them by giving them Chemical X, but does not consider that they would regret it and revive the girls. Similarly, when Mojo infiltrates the girls' slumber party and blasts them with Antidote X, removing their powers, he rants about how the other girls are too weak and powerless to do anything about it, never considering the other girls would fight back the best they could.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Professor Utonium. Both are men of science, but Mojo has a destructive personality.
  • Evil Genius: His superpowered brain has resulted in many high-tech weapons used to fight the girls. Even further, he's the only one aware he's in a cartoon as he once kidnapped the narrator and took his place and complained about getting no respect after six seasons on the show.
  • Evil Hero:
    • Despite being a criminal, he is still the one who made the world a better place full of peace, harmony and erased all the problems in it.
    • He has also saved the day 5 times (once beating up a giant evil alien, twice for helping to create the Powerpuff Girls, once for beating up the Gangreen Gang, and once for giving the girls their baseball back). Do note that he never wanted to be considered a hero though.
  • Evil Is Hammy: See Large Ham down below.
  • Evil Laugh: He usually delivers an awesome one during a plan.
  • Exploiting the Fourth Wall: Kidnapped the narrator in Simian Says and took his place, using the position to force the Powerpuff Girls to do his bidding.
  • Expy:
  • Fangs Are Evil: All of his teeth are fangs. A case of Art Evolution, as he had square teeth in earlier seasons that only turned to fangs when he was being evil.
  • Fatal Flaw: He appears to have an inability to admit that he's wrong.
  • Friendly Enemy: To the Powerpuff Girls. He respects them as rivals, and it is hinted that he might care about them in his own strange way.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: In two ways. He was originally just Professor Utonium's lab assistant, constantly wrecking and destroying the lab, but after starting the accident which made the Powerpuff Girls, he gained an incredibly high IQ, had the girls create his lab through trickery, and has since established himself as the Arch-Enemy of the girls. And in between his rise to evil and leaving the Professor, he was a homeless chimp (even calling himself the 'hobo known as Jojo') that was considered a freak.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He creates multiple gadgets without the use of much effort.
  • Genius Bruiser: Mojo is capable of building complex machinery in mere days. He also once defeated an alien invasion singlehandedly using only his gloved hands and a stale loaf of bread, and has trounced the Gangrene Gang with his bare hands and another time with a trash can lid.
  • Good Costume Switch: After he turns the world into a utopia, he switches to an all white version of his usual ensemble.
  • Green and Mean: Has green skin.
  • Growling Gut: His stomach gurgled after eating a toxic pie in "Octi Gone".
  • Hidden Depths: "Child Fearing" reveals that he enjoys cooking and is a pretty good Hibachi chef. Too bad the girls don't like that kind of food. He also likes classical music as he falls asleep listening to it in "Telephonies".
  • Honor Among Thieves: In Cootie Grass, he saved a bunch of criminals from the Powerpuff Girls, and then worked with them.
  • Hot-Blooded: He has a burning passion for ruling the world, and keeps doing what he's doing, no matter how much the Powerpuff Girls put him through, and they put him through hell of a lot.
  • Hypocrite: While Mojo was understandable at being disgusted by Princess' Lack of Empathy, he is in no position to judge her when he himself attempted to take over Townsville in the movie. More humorously, Mojo really loves to brag about how evil he is and while he is a very formidable criminal, on his days off he's pretty law-abiding and normal.
  • Hypocritical Humor: When Bubbles gets Amnesia and thinks she's Mojo Jojo, she talks in his manner of how he reiterates the same sentence over and over. Mojo claims that he doesn't talk like that and rants in his typical manner.
  • Ineffectual Loner: Played straight in Meat the Beat-Alls after splitting from the Beat-Alls when he meets Moko. However, for most part he's very capable on his own.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: In "Forced Kin", he only helps the girls defeat the alien force, because he wants to be the true ruler of Townsville.
  • Knight of Cerebus:
    • He's played much more seriously in The Movie, causing a probable mass murder in the climax.
    • He's also this in some episodes of the series as well, like in the beginning of Mo Job, where it is stated that he nearly killed the Girls. They were in the hospital with broken arms and ribbons, and the news reporter mentioned that they had to escape, and that they narrowly escaped.
  • Large Ham: With his anime style dialogue combined with his aggressive nature, Mojo is quite possibly the hammiest villain on the show.
  • Likable Villain: Very suave and polite as long as you do not bother him when he's being evil or make him angry.
  • Loves the Sound of Screaming: In "Bubblevicious", he keeps Bubbles as a hostage, because he wanted to hear her scream.
  • Luke, You Are My Father: Professor Utonium pointed out to Mojo, had he not pushed him as he was mixing the batch to create the perfect little girl, the Powerpuff Girls would never have been created. Meaning that Mojo Jojo is, on a strange technicality, the father of the girls.
  • Madden Into Misanthropy: In the movie it's shown that before his villainous days, he was living on the streets abandoned by society for being a 'freak' because apes are seen as lesser than humans. Since then, he's been determined to recreate the world into one where he is on top.
  • Madness Mantra: He does this after the Professor says he created the Powerpuff Girls.
    "It was me. It was me. It was me."
  • Mad Scientist: Uses his intelligence to try to Take Over the World and/or destroy the Girls.
  • Made of Iron: The Girls do not hold back when fighting him despite the fact that he has no powers but he always gets back up. His brain takes it Up to Eleven, as it's protruding from his skull, gets hit a lot, but never suffers for it.
  • Maniac Monkeys: An Ax-Crazy ape who is the main villain of the series.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He puts his brains to more use than just building machinery.
    • He tricks a group of kids who idolized the Powerpuff Girls into allowing him to grant them powers. Turned out the Chemical X was spiked with something that made them go Drunk with Power and do anything to get more, including destroying the Powerpuff Girls.
    • Uses a sob story about "being oppressed" to take advantage of an extreme animal rights activist group and uses them as protection against the Powerpuff Girls.
    • Combined with Self-Serving Memory but he persuades the professor to give him the Girl's powers after claiming he had abandoned Mojo to the streets after the Girl's creation.
    • Possibly at it's apex in the movie as it's reveals that he suckered the Girls into building his entire lair and handing him Chemical X to mutate his ape army, all under the guise of making the world a better place.
  • Manly Tears: In "The Powerpuff Girls Rule", when he's forced to quit trying to rule the world.
  • Motor Mouth: See Hypocritical Humor. The whole jumbled anime style dialogue is pretty much his M.O.
  • Modesty Towel: Spends the whole episode, 'Los Dos Mojos' in one after Bubbles steals his clothes while he's in the shower.
  • My Brain Is Big: The page image. You know why he always wears that white-and-purple helmet? The same Chemical X that gave him super-intelligence also cracked his skull and caused his brain to swell up out of it. It's not pretty.
  • Near-Villain Victory: Has come dangerously close to defeating the girls on several occasions. In particular, in "Slumbering With The Enemy", he succeeds in infiltrating the girls' slumber party and spraying them with Antidote X, and is only defeated when the other girls avenge them.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: He helped set off the Freak Lab Accident that created the girls ("It was me...it was me..."), gave them their drive to fight crime, and his attempt to go back in time and kill the Professor inspired him to try and create them in the first place. Mojo just can't win (Despite the fact that he has in some episodes).
  • Noble Demon: He enjoys being evil, and does whatever he wants without giving a simple crap, but Mojo possesses support and loyalty to his allies, and his ape army, and keeps his word whenever they have a deal. He even once helped the Powerpuff Girls get rid of Professor Utonium on their team, even if he wasn't doing it for himself, but for them actually.
  • Not So Stoic: He has his moments.
  • Not So Different: "None of them will ever understand you as I can, for we are kindred spirits whose powers spring from the same source!"
  • One-Man Army: In the movie, he gave every member of the Gangreen Gang a good beating.
  • One-Winged Angel: At the climax of the movie, he infuses himself with a massive amount of Chemical X, mutating himself into a gigantic monster with enough power to nearly defeat the girls. Undone when he's exposed to the antidote.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Feels this way about the Powerpuff Girls and all of Townsville. When the god-like alien shows up in Forced Kin and starts committing every evil deed Mojo wanted to do it culminates in the destruction of Townsville and Mojo flips out.
  • Only Sane Man: As ridiculous as he seems, he's just as often the voice of reason if something extra stupid is happening. Shines through in Los Dos Mojos when Bubbles steals his clothes and identity but he still gets blamed for what she does. Also in Custody Battle where he seems to be the only one who gets why throwing the Earth into the Sun isn't evil, it's stupid.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: He doesn't have to make good disguises, because the citizens of Townsville are dumb enough to fall for them, despite the fact that he's really the only one out there who's a green-skinned chimpanzee with black fur and a Japanese accent.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Not as extreme as most cases, but when he's not scheming or attacking someone his default expression is quite serious. More often than not, it makes him into The Comically Serious.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: With his hi-tech guns, he's extremely powerful, at often goes at rampages.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: He stops HIM from destroying earth. Not out of care for it's inhabitants, but because it's stupid rather than evil.
  • Prison Rape: Implied to have put on the receiving end of this in "Cootie Gras."
  • Psycho for Hire: You can get him to go with you on any plan if it means protecting his opportunity to Take Over the World, money, or whatever serves his interests. He's otherwise just doing whatever the hell he wants, and he does not like being called a hero. Several examples are where he saved the world from an overlord so he could be the ruler, and helped Princess Morbucks after offering him a whole stack of cash.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He sees being evil as sort of a job or lifestyle. However, he has his days off where he's the most sane Townsville citizen.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: In the 2016 series, Mojo Mojo is shown to like the color pink and enjoys putting on makeup, plus he owns a kitten tea set. He also has crossdressed several times, most of those times being of his own accord.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He gives HIM a big lecture about how destroying the world is not evil, but stupid. Hell, hadn't he chewed him out good, HIM would have destroyed the world.
    "Evil? How about stupid? Yes, thanks to your foolishness, we will be reduced to nothing. Nothing! Like the amount of intelligence inside your head. Nothing! Like the amount of respect I get after six seasons on this show!"
  • Redemption Promotion: Twice.
  • Sadist: He had no qualms about killing the professor with several weapons, and while he shot him, he made an insane Evil Laugh.
  • Save the World: In the last episode, he makes the world into a utopia after he succeeds in getting the Key to the World.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: In the episode "Meat the Beat-alls" when he discovers that Moko Jono is a chimp.
  • Self-Serving Memory: Weaves a sob story about being Utonium's beloved assistant Jojo who was cruelly kicked out once the girls were born. Only for his former master and himself to remember that Jojo was a viscious little monster who broke everything he could reach.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Coupled with his tendency to restate things several ways at high speed.
  • Shadow Archetype: Like Blossom, he tends to be pretty a pretty charismatic and level-headed leader, albeit with a few flaws, and like Professor Utonium, he's a brilliant scientist, and very funny. However, Mojo's purpose in life is to Take Over the World, and he uses his science as a means to that end.
  • Slasher Smile: In the movie, after he got the Powerpuff Girls to jump in the Townsville Volcano.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: He speaks in a sophisticated manner, mixed with slang, repeating the same thing in every different way possible, hyperactive fast talking and sometimes pointing out the obvious.
  • The Sociopath: Has traits of this. He's usually very pleasant and charming, even sometimes conversing with his enemies in a friendly manner, but he's also a megalomaniac, who desires to rule the world, and considers himself to be evil, and will take as long time as he can to destroy any obstacle that gets in his way. He's also an expert liar, and a Magnificent Bastard.
  • Start of Darkness: While having the destructiveness of a villain, Mojo was otherwise an ordinary chimp and not a true villain until the Chemical X explosion. After that, he would become a villain proper.
  • The Stoic: Depending on his mood. When he's not exactly in a good mood, he takes a cut away from his usually boisterous demeanor.
  • Strong as They Need to Be: Sometimes he's easily defeated when he fights himself, other times he can hold as own against the girls using just his hands.
  • Superpower Lottery: In the finale of the film, he grows to become at least Kaiju size with most of the advantages, but also has generally impressive speed, the ability to use a thunder-clap, shooting his hair out like thorns, and fire breath.
  • Supreme Chef: He's a trained hibachi chef, and puts on a show when babysitting the girls. Unfortunately, they aren't fans of sushi.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Especially Mr. Mojo's Rising, where it shows that he has annoying neighbours that don't respect his property.
  • Take Over the World: His main goal along with destroying the Powerpuff Girls.
  • Token Evil Teammate: To the Powerpuff Girls, in "Forced Kin".
  • Tragic Villain: Though he was far from a saint in the beginning, Mojo was just a regular chimp at first and not a supervillain, and had no intention to kill Professor Utonium. However, the Chemical X incident gave him new emotions like envy and a possible Inferiority Superiority Complex, that turned him into the veangeful mad genius that he is today.
  • Unexplained Accent: No one else in Townsville seems to have his accent and he was raised by the Professor, who has an American accent.
  • Uplifted Animal: He was an ordinary chimpanzee who grew hyper-intelligent after being exposed to Chemical X.
  • Victory Is Boring: in the 10th anniversary special, he actually succeeds in taking over the world (and actually makes it a much better place), but becomes bored sitting at a desk all day with nothing much to do, so he goes back to being a super-villain.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: In The Movie, as well in Seasons 5 and 6.
  • Villainous Breakdown: A few times Mojo's been seen being pushed over the edge. In these instances, he completely regresses into a violent wild animal, screeching and trashing everything he can.
  • Villainous BSoD: Mojo was quite shocked to realize that, technically, he had a hand in creating the Powerpuff Girls in the first place. He was so shocked that he didn't even budge when the girls got their powers back from him.
  • Villainous Crossdresser: In "Slumbering With the Enemy", he attends the girls' slumber party as a girl. The Powerpuff Girls, naturally, treated the situation with hostility towards him, but once they see that he isn't doing bad things to anyone, it becomes Go-Karting with Bowser. Once everyone goes to sleep, however, Mojo sets on his real mission: to get the Antidote X.
  • Villainous Friendship: With HIM and Fuzzy.
  • Villain Protagonist: A few episodes center on him such as "Just Another Maniac Mojo", and he's the show's Big Bad.
  • Villain Respect: Towards the Powerpuff Girls.
  • Villains Never Lie: Averted. He lied to the girls to get them to help him with his plan in the movie. He's otherwise very honest about being evil.
  • Villains Out Shopping: Literally. It's shown in more than one episode that he actually buys groceries legally. He's also shown to enjoy cooking.
  • We Can Rule Together: "All we have to do is work together. Girls, join me!"
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: In wanting to rule the world, at least. Then he gets bored and becomes a criminal again.
  • Wild Card: Despite being the archenemy of the Powerpuff Girls, he teamed up with The Powerpuff Girls once, and he did a Heel–Face Turn and helps the City of Townsville by making it a better place with nothing but peace... And then going crazy because of too much peace, and decided to destroy it.
  • The Worf Effect: He is often seen losing to show how strong the girls are, but he's also very strong himself and has defeated them at least twice.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Not actively, but anyone who gets in his way is fair game, regardless of their age, strength and whatnot.
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    Him 
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Voiced by: Tom Kane

A mysterious, supernatural, red-skinned, effeminate (apparently androgynous) and immortal caricature of Satan. He is the ultimate embodiment of pure evil, and talks in a chilling voice that echoes at all times as if in a cave; the voice itself can vary from a high pitched, effeminate falsetto voice, to a deep, roaring demonic voice. He is also the Girls' most dangerous foe as well as the hardest villain to defeat. He's one of the girls' main enemies, but in particular an enemy for Bubbles.


  • Affably Evil: He switches between Faux Affably Evil and this depending on the episode. When he isn't the enemy of the episode, he's surprisingly polite and owns a diner with delicious, if a bit overpriced, flapjacks. Main example: in "Telephonies," the girls broke into his house as he was jazzercising and he chatted rather affably to them.
  • As Long as There is Evil: He is never actually fully defeated, but always comes back so long as there is an opportunity to corrupt someone.
  • Ambiguous Gender: There's been a lot of confusion of what gender HIM really is. However, he is most likely a unisex if anything.
    • The narrator, during the 2009 marathon leading up to the premiere of "Powerpuff Girls Rule!", lampshaded this, and eventually settled on calling him "HERM".
  • Ambiguously Gay: He wears a lot of feminine clothing and speaks in an effeminate voice (at least until he gets angry). To say nothing of the episode 'Custody Battle' where he and Mojo Jojo argue over who would be a better parent to the Rowdyruff Boys. The episode ends with the two of them embracing on a hill and watching the boys fly into the sunset.
  • The Bad Guy Wins:
    • In "Speed Demon", we're shown what would happen if he did. It's not pretty!
    • In "Him Diddle Diddle", the girls fail to stop him from making Professor Utonium pay for his pancakes, though he ends up being insulted by the Professor and loses him as a customer.
  • Badass Biker: HIM rode a motorcycle in The Powerpuff Girls Rule.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Despite all his comical attributes, he's the girls' most dangerous and vile enemy who consistently comes close to victory with his plans. And then there's the Bad Future we see where he's won...
    • It is repeated later in this page, but it cannot be stated enough. If HIM really desires, he can twirl his claw and throw planet Earth into the sun. His sheer joy of trying to emotionally torment the girls or other victims of Townsville are the only reason he hasn't done this yet. Which can easily imply that if he is ever truly bored, he'll end existence on a whim.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: With Mojo Jojo. While Mojo is the girls' Arch-Enemy, HIM is the most formidable and powerful villain of the main cast.
  • Big "NO!": Highly prone to giving these when he chooses to act hammy.
  • Big Red Devil: He's red, a demon, and can change his size to become huge.
  • The Corrupter: HIM could basically do anything he wants, but chooses schemes that will bring the girls, and especially Bubbles, away from their purity.
  • Creepy Centipedes: Crossed with Scary Scorpions when he transformed into a centipede/scorpion hybrid in "Power-Noia".
  • Creepy Crossdresser: Wears a dress.
  • Creepy High-Pitched Voice: Has a very effeminate-sounding voice, fitting for his status as a Sissy Villain. Although the reverb effect in his voice is one of the things that actually make him legitimately scary.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: Which raises his creep factor even further.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: In "Telephonies" he worked with Mojo and Fuzzy to beat up the Gangreen Gang after the girls are tricked into breaking into his home. Unlike Mojo and Fuzzy, however, the girls didn't actually hit him, all they did was break in (although they did destroy the roof of his home...).
  • The Dreaded: Not only are the girls more frightened of him than of the other villains, but even Mojo is afraid of him... at first.
  • Dystopia Justifies the Means: Implies by "Speed Demon", where the Bad Future ruled by Him is very much this.
  • Emotion Eater: Hatred and despair make him stronger.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He got reasonably angered when the Gangreen Gang prank called the Powerpuff Girls to break the roof of his home, and when Buttercup beats him and other villains up for money. He teamed up with the other villains to give both her and them a lesson.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": As the Narrator states, everyone calls Him "Him". In the original script, he was even explicitly named "Satan" and "The Devil", though these names were later removed to avoid offending audiences.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: The main reason his plans usually fail. Every time he creates a situation to exploit something like the Girls' anger or fear, he's shocked at how sisterly love helps them overcome it.
  • Evil Is Hammy: A satan-like character who speaks with a hammy tone of voice.
  • Evil Is Petty: Him could win at any given time, but simply seeks to inconvenience the girls.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Sometimes. His voice fluctuates between a girlish falsetto and a deep, reverberating growl, making him all the more unsettling.
  • Exact Words: In one episode, HIM stated that if the Professor lost his bet, he would pay. For breakfast, that is.
  • Expy: invoked Word of God says he's based on the Blue Meanies from Yellow Submarine.
  • Flaming Devil: Very camp demon.
  • Faux Affably Evil: The fact that he can be so casual about manipulating three kindergarten girls makes him this. He also constantly switches from from speaking with a high pitched voice and being sympathetic and kind, to a low and creepy growl and being demanding and malicious.
  • For the Evulz: The only reason He does anything. He could end the world on a whim if he wanted to, and has demonstrated it by sending the planet hurtling into the Sun by the wave of his hand.
  • Honor Among Thieves: Despite being truly evil and insane, HIM respects other villains, and may help them come up with ideal to their evil plans. He even formed a rock band with all the other Townsville villains. Averted in the 2016 series, where Him just cares about causing chaos and doesn't care whether his victims are good guys or bad guys.
  • Humanoid Abomination: He looks human (with red skin and lobster claws) but has godlike powers
  • Invisible Means Undodgeable: The Girls go toe to toe with him whenever he uses projectiles and beams. However, the moment he changes to his invisible Thought-Controlled Power, they're helpless.
  • Jerkass: Zig-zagged, to an extent; he's very much this when he's the main villain of an episode, but he's much more Laughably Evil otherwise.
  • Karma Houdini: This is most likely the result of his god-like power level, with HIM being essentially the PPG universe's equivalent of Satan. The most the girls can really hope to accomplish is simply to stop whatever he tries to do - actually making him face any sort of punishment is near-impossible.
    • Although there have been certain some aversions to this, the most noticeable example is in "The Beat-Alls" where he along with Princess and Fuzzy were thrown in jail.
  • Knight of Cerebus:
    • Especially in "Speed Demon", one of the scariest and darkest episodes in the entire series. His battles are much more psychological and aim to show how the Girls aren't so pure.
    • Notably subverts this in episodes where he isn't the main villain, such as "Telephonies".
    • In the 2016 reboot of the series, HIM is devastating with many very well-designed ploys, tricks and traps that nearly kill the girls. He's played fairly close to the HIM of the main series, and has some very nasty surprises up his sleeve, include being able to actually absorb the Powerpuff Girls and throw Saturn into the Planet Earth like a buzzsaw. Compared to the villains of that show, HIM is really nasty in that version.
  • Large Ham: A natural result of his voice and focus on psychologically breaking the Girls.
  • Laughably Evil: He's just as amusing as the other villains in terms of comedy. Averted (mostly) in the earlier seasons where he is played completely straight.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Often succeeds by fooling with people's naivete, especially Bubbles - he's used her as an Unwitting Instigator of Doom at least twice.
  • Mood-Swinger: Tends to snap wildly between a creepy, deceptively sweet cheerfulness and a just as creepy snarling rage mid-sentence, often several times a sentence.
  • Natural Weapon: His pincers. He also can apparently breathe fire, as seen in "Telephonies."
  • Never Recycle Your Schemes: He even admits in an episode that he "Never does repeat performances.". Reusing other villains plots however is apparently fair game to him, as shown when he resurrected the Rowdyruff Boys.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: He has a demonic, echoed voice, and is an evil, terrifying demon.
  • Not Me This Time: In one episode, the Gangreen Gang makes crank calls to the Powerpuff Girls impersonating the Mayor, telling them that various villains are doing evil deeds. One of those villains is Him, and when the Powerpuff Girls ask him if he was doing anything evil today, he says not today, because today he needs to Jazz-ercise and get in shape.
  • One-Winged Angel: In a Bad Future where he conquered Townsville (at least we hope it was just Townsville), he eventually turns into a giant demonic monster. He also performs this in "Power Noia" when he turns into an insect-like monster embodying the Girl's fears.
  • Pet the Dog: In "Telephonies", where the Girls broke through his ceiling while he was excising he talks very affably with them and assures them that he's taking some time off. After they leave, it's revealed he was angry about their intrusion but didn't show it to them, likely realizing something was amiss.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Has a Slasher Smile plastered on his face most of the time, and constantly speaks in a cheery tone of voice.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: He's the most powerful villain. Even the Girls have trouble keeping up with him.
  • Power Echoes: His voice reverberates and echoes eerily.
  • Reality Warper: He can create and destroy on a whim.
  • Resurrective Immortality: He was seemingly vaporized in his first appearance and suffered a Disney Villain Death into a bottomless pit in another, but always comes back.
  • Sadist: He enjoys torturing his victims psychologically.
  • Satan: He's basically the show's version of the devil.
  • The Scottish Trope:
    • In His introductory episode, the Narrator states that "Him" is the only designation that is safe to describe Him with. According to Tom Kane, saying his real name causes you to explode.
    • Another source has stated knowing his true name will cause you to Go Mad from the Revelation. So either way, Him IS the only safe way to refer to him.
  • Sissy Villain: Currently provides the trope image, and for good reason - he's as much of a Flaming Devil as one can get away with in a kids' show. Effeminate voice? Check (usually). Effeminate clothing? Check (see image). Mannerisms? Check. Thrives on possession and psychological torture? Check.
  • Slasher Smile: With deadly fangs when he goes into a nightmarish creepy mode.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: His specialty is that he torments the girls with a soft, but nightmarish voice.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Especially in the earlier seasons. He's basically the devil on a kids' show.
  • Villainous Crossdresser: Wears feminine clothing and is the manifestation of pure evil.
  • Villainous Friendship: With Mojo Jojo and Fuzzy, and at one point Princess.
  • Voice of the Legion: When happy, his voice is an echoed, delighted, high-pitched sort. When angry, it switches to a bellowing and violent form, sometimes blending with the voices of other characters he takes the form of.
  • What an Idiot!: In-Universe. In a demonstration of how evil he is, Him knocked the Earth out of its orbit, heading straight for the sun. Mojo Jojo went on a rant about how stupid that was, since Him will be destroyed along with everyone else. This gets subverted during the actual rant, as Him, not taking his eyes off Mojo, raises his hand in a stopping motion towards the sun, and it moves away. Or, the Earth moved back, it's all a matter of perspective.
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: Him is truly frightening when he actually gets pissed.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: As shown in the image, he wears thigh high boots.

    Fuzzy Lumpkins 
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Voiced by: Jim Cummings

A large, husky, furry, pink and bear-like hillbilly monster with a wide jaw, a green nose, two antennae on his head, bib blue overalls and brown countryman shoes. He talks with a Southern accent, and will shoot anything he finds trespassing on his property, but is otherwise harmless. He lives in the woods next to the city of Townsville. He is also prone to destructive fits of rage, during which he gains enough physical strength to overpower (and sometimes intimidate) the girls, meaning they must outsmart him to beat him.


  • Anti-Villain: He's very dangerous to ordinary folk, but generally he'll leave you alone if you leave him alone, unless he's manipulated by other villains.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Don't mess with his property!
    • On a related note, you should never trespass on his land.
  • Bizarre Taste in Food: In the initial pilot, he made a batch of meat jam, which he thought was a shoe-in to win a jam contest. He didn't take it well when the Powerpuff Girls chose another jam as the winner.
  • Butt-Monkey: Especially when he's the main antagonist of an episode.
  • The Brute: Relies solely on his brute strength. And he's pretty strong.
  • The Chew Toy: Sometimes he gets beaten in a humiliating manner.
  • Companion Cube: Has a banjo named, Joe.
  • The Ditz: What he lacks in brains, he makes up for in brawn.
  • Dumb Muscle: Extremely stupid, but can hold off against the girls.
  • Fat Bastard: He's sort of husky and attacks people for touching his belongings.
  • Fat Idiot: A chubby guy who is strong yet dumb.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He's violent and easily angered. In fact, he gets so angry at people for touching anything that he owns, that he pulls his shotgun and chases even the most harmless little animal.
  • Jerkass: He's rude, violent, and antisocial.
  • Large Ham: When he's angry, he gets really loud. "Git owf mah pro-per-TY!"
  • Mayor Pain: In the episode, Impeach Fuzz, where he runs for Mayor; somehow managing to win temporarily putting the Mayor out of office.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Like the other villains, Fuzzy is only bad when the plot calls for it.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: In addition to his fur actually being pink, he was shown to enjoy wearing dresses in "Tiara Trouble".
  • The Sociopath: Closer to a psychopath who's Played for Laughs. He threatens people just for getting near anything he owns.
  • Sore Loser: In the initial pilot, he went on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge, turning everything in Townsville into meat, just because he lost a jam contest.
  • Starter Villain: He's the main antagonist of the initial pilot (well, the one after Whoopass Stew that is).
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: In the pilot, he was something of a Southern-Fried Genius who invented a gun that turned things into meat, in addition to having an overall calm demeanor. In the rest of the show he's an anti-social hick who goes ballistic when you touch his stuff and can't invent a glass of water to save his life.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Gained this trait in the early episodes of the series (not in the pilot) whenever he got angry. It eventually got phased out.
  • Would Hit a Girl: In the episode "Fuzzy Logic," he punches out an old lady because she touched his hat.
  • Would Harm a Senior: He attacks an old lady in his debut episode for touching his hat.
  • Your Size May Vary: In the pilot, Fuzzy was bigger and taller.

    The Gangreen Gang 
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Ace, Big Billy and Grubber voiced by: Jeff Bennett
Lil' Arturo and Snake voiced by: Tom Kenny
Lil' Arturo (for "Buttercrush" and "Bang for Your Buck" voiced by: Carlos Alazraqui

A gang of teenaged hoodlums that are green-skinned and unhealthy looking (as if suffering from gangrene). They do not have powers, nor are they truly a threat in many ways, though they do make every effort to be as big as a nuisance to the people of Townsville as possible.


  • Affably Evil: Big Billy is very friendly to the Girls when they save him in "Slave The Day".
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: As far as the show elaborates, they're ordinary, perfectly normal humans (except Big Billy) who just happen to be green.
  • Ambiguously Human: It's never specified if they're humanoid monsters or weird-looking teenage boys. Although in one episode that opens with Professor Utonium rattling off the nature of the PPG's foes (before realizing that he doesn't know anything about Fuzzy Lumpkins) he mentions that they have a skin condition. Considering their namesake, having a skin condition probably isn't the half of it.
  • An Ice Person: Ace briefly becomes one in "Power Lunch".
  • Blinding Bangs: Big Billy has bangs that cover up his single eye.
  • British Teeth: Grubber has these. Made even more meaningful when he once transformed into a normal human being (save the green skin) and spoke in a fluent British accent during the gang's visit in kindergarten.
  • The Bullies: They constantly pick on the kindergartners at Pokey Oaks when the plot calls for it.
  • Butt-Monkey: Snake is constantly uppercuted by Ace.
  • The Charmer: Ace can be very charismatic when he wants to be.
  • Cool Shades: Ace always wears sunglasses.
  • Crossover: As of June 2018, Ace is playing bass for the Gorillaz as Murdoc, their usual green-skinned insane bassist, is in prison.
  • Cyclops: Billy has one eye under his Blinding Bangs.
  • Dumb Muscle: Big Billy is stupid but strong enough to stop a train.
  • The Ditz: Big Billy is just so dull-witted and foolish.
  • Elective Unintelligible: Grubber, though he has shown to be able to perfectly imitate other peoples' voices as shown in "Telephonies."
  • Evil Brit: Grubber is revealed to be British in "Schoolhouse Rocked".
  • Evil Is Petty: They're all just teenage hoodlums, and generally just cause nothing but mischief, like stealing food from a convenience store in "Power Lunch" and using the Powerpuff Hotline to make prank calls in "Telephonies."
  • Evil Redhead: Big Billy has red hair and is a delinquent.
  • Evil Sounds Raspy: Lil' Arturo speaks in this voice.
  • Fat Bastard: Big Billy is fat and part of this evil street gang.
  • Fat Idiot: Big Billy is the fattest and dimmest of the gang.
  • Faux Affably Evil: In a few episodes, such as the one where they try to make Buttercup one of them and when they get sent to school. They behave like perfectly polite angels, particularly Ace. It is, of course, all an act.
  • Freeze Sneeze: This happens to Ace in "Power Lunch" after he gained ice powers from the girls' heat vision.
  • Gang of Bullies: Bullies are probably the closest they could come across as being evil.
  • Gag Nose: Snake actually has a very large and pointy nose which adds to his snake-like appearance.
  • Gentle Giant: Big Billy actually has traits of this, despite being a part of a Jerkass street gang.
  • Gonk: Big Billy, especially when it turns out he's a cyclops.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Lil' Arturo speaks like this.
  • Green and Mean: There's a reason they're called The Gangreen Gang.
  • The Grotesque: Grubber, who has eyes constantly bulging out of their sockets and speaks by blowing raspberries.
  • Growling Gut: They all got gut feelings in "Power Lunch".
  • Hero with an F in Good: In "Slave the Day," Big Billy joins the Girls in gratitude for them saving his life, but repeatedly keeps making things worse for them in his attempts to help. When he knocks down several buildings in an attempt to take down a monster, Blossom hits her Rage Breaking Point and tells him off, outright stating that he does less damage as a member of the Gangreen Gang than as their ally.
  • Hulk Speak: Big Billy speaks like this at times, speaking in third person.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Grubber when in kindergarten speaks clearly in a British accent. He also knows how to play violin, as revealed in Buttercrush.
    • Ace is so good of a bassist that as of June 2018, he is also an official member of Gorillaz.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: In "Aspirations," Blossom outright describes them as a nuisance.
  • Jerkass: All of them are mischievous delinquents causing trouble for the town.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: In "Buttercrush", Snake tries to point out that Buttercup is not one of them, that she's a good guy and she can probably beat them up. This only results in a uppercut from Buttercup similar to Ace.
  • Laughably Evil: You really can't take these guys too seriously as actual villains when their main enemies are superpowered artificial humans and they can't even do much more than vex them most of the time (with a few exceptions).
  • Lean and Mean: Ace and Snake are very skinny.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Ace was this to Buttercup after he found about her crush on him, and he used her infatuation against her to destroy her sisters. He also made Billy help him trap them into the railways of an approaching subway and knew how to make himself appear as unfairly victimised towards Ms Kean.
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: Grubber is implied to be one in "Telephonies." He's able to perfectly mimic Ms. Bellum and the Mayor.
  • The Millstone: When Big Billy joined the Girls in "Slave The Day", he repeatedly only makes things worse for the Girls when they try stopping villainy.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: In "Aspirations" when they team up with Sedusa, who makes them much more formidable in exchange for some artifacts that'll help regain her lost hair after it was cut off in her last encounter with the PPGs. However, once they bring her the artifacts and she becomes all powerful, she kicks them to the curb. They tell the struggling Powerpuffs how to de-power her and get the last insult in by knocking Sedusa into a mud puddle when she comes begging for their help.
  • Nice Hat: Snake is rarely ever seen without his hat. In fact, the only time he is was when it was forcibly knocked off his head.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Despite being hopelessly outmatched and visionless, with enough manipulation they can genuinely endanger the girls like using their trust for Big Billy or Buttercup's crush on Ace to lure them into peril. They also know how to bend the rules to their advantage and the one time they got superpowers they demonstrated that as far as intentions go they are just cruel and murderous as the other villains, just much less likely to be able to act on them.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Everyone, especially Grubber. Snake's real name was revealed to be Sanford D. Ingleberry, so it’s understandable.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Lil' Arturo has one eye covered by his bangs.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: When they aren't causing trouble, they tend to loiter around like teenagers usually do.
  • Repetitive Name: William W. Williams, a.k.a. Big Billy.
  • Snake Talk: Snake uses this when pronouncing his S's.
  • Stealth Pun: Lil' Arturo's full name is Arturo de la Guerra. "Art" is an abbreviation of "Arturo" and "de la guerra" means "of war" in Spanish, making his full name a Shout-Out to The Art of War.
  • Stock Superpowers: The gang temporarily had powers in "Power Lunch."
  • Sweet Tooth: Stealing and eating a bunch of sweets from the store in "Power Lunch" certainly makes them count as one.
  • Teens Are Monsters: They are the only reoccurring teenage characters, and cause crime and destruction.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In "Aspirations" they manage to steal three Egyptian artifacts in high security areas, while previous episodes had them be bumbling fools. And in 'Power Lunch' they temporarily gain superpowers and almost defeat the girls.
  • The Unintelligible: Grubber, pphhhttthhh! In "School House Rocked", however, he did show the ability to physically re-form himself and said "Hello, I'm Grubber! Very nice to meet you all," before turning back into his normal self, if only for a few seconds. He was also able to flawlessly mimic the voices of Ms. Bellum and the Mayor of Townsville in "Telephonies."
  • Vocal Dissonance: Lil' Arturo has a pretty gravelly voice for a midget. In fact, out of all the members of the gang, Arturo has the deepest voice.

    Princess Morbucks 
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Voiced by: Jennifer Hale (1999-2015), Haley Mancini (2016-present)
A spoiled rich girl in the Powerpuff Girls' kindergarten class, whose partially unseen and mostly mute "Daddy" allows her to finance various evil plots to destroy the girls. Her hatred of them stems from her deluded rebuffed attempt to become one of them.
  • Adaptational Heroism: The 2016 version softens her considerably in the episode "Poorbucks", in a way that the original version likely never would have entertained.
  • Alpha Bitch: She's a rich, spoiled Prima Donna that thinks she's better than the girls (and, by extension, everyone else). However, the trope is ultimately subverted since she's really not that popular and none of her schoolmates actually like or trust her.
  • Berserk Button: Saying "no" to her and denying her things. Given she's a Spoiled Brat.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Has eyes that are black dots.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The Redhead to Femme Fatale's Blonde and Sedusa's Brunette.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: With great emphasis on the "bratty" part.
  • Bullying a Dragon:
    • It was very unwise to brag to Blossom about how she managed to (temporarily) defeat Buttercup and Bubbles. Especially since they got up and kicked her butt shortly after.
    • Likewise, she throws a temper tantrum and tries to bully Santa into doing her bidding, after she had already tricked him into giving her what she wanted. She learned the hard way that it's not wise to mess with Santa - she not only lost the superpowers she schemed her way into getting, but she ended up on the permanent naughty list.
  • Blatant Lies: On her first day at school, everyone opens up to her and want to get to know her, but she just acts disrespectful in return, and for that the Powerpuff Girls did not want her as a part of them, so what does she do? She runs home to her daddy with Crocodile Tears and claims that she tried to be nice to everyone, and that no one returned the favour, as the opposite of what actually happened. Yeah, very nice, princess.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: In her first appearance, finding that she will never join the Powerpuff Girls in part because she doesn't have any powers (and in part because she's just a terrible person), she gets her dad to buy her a super suit that lets her fly, shoot lighting and match the girls in strength. And although she's never seen with it again, she does show up with a heavily-armed jetpack in other episodes, so she still somewhat counts.
  • Cool Crown: Invoked in her outfit. She wears it full time in the second series, whether she's in her battle outfit or not.
  • To Create a Playground for Evil: In "Bought and Scold" she has her dad buy Townsville from the Mayor and immediately declares that "crime is legal" and the only felony is to prevent other people from committing crimes. She does this purely to spite the Powerpuff Girls and put them out of business, but the effect is this trope nevertheless.
  • Cry Cute: At the very end of "Stuck Up, Up And Away", and in "Boy Toys".
  • Daddy's Girl: He lets her do pretty much whatever she wants, and if her telephone conversation with her mother is any indication, she hates her mother.
    Princess: Now look, monkey butt, it's real simple! Take your cheap, good-for-nothing, lazy soy latte, honey, and leap out a high window 'cause you're breathing my air, and you are fired! Ugh! *hangs up* Man, my mom can be such a pain in the butt.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: Gets her father to do all the work for her.
  • Demonic Possession: Gets possessed by a cursed tiara in "Tiara Trouble".
  • Driven by Envy: Provides the trope's image. Her penchant for evil is entirely driven by her desire to be better than the Powerpuff Girls. Or rather, that the girls won't let her be one, and with good reason. She's a glory hog, has no powers of her own, and almost got herself killed when she tried to make her debut. In a nice bit of irony, once she gets an upgraded suit, it never occurs to her that she could strike out on her own instead of wasting her time and gadgetry on fighting the PPG.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Princess appears in the opening credits for a brief second, though does not appear until the Season 2 premier episode, "Stuck Up, Up, and Away".
  • Enfant Terrible: She's around the same age as the girls, and is very cruel and greedy.
  • Entitled Bitch: She's a complete jerk to the Powerpuff Girls, but becomes a sniveling whiner when she expects them to help her. This most notably happens in "Bought and Scold," when she makes crime legal just to keep the Powerpuff Girls from fighting crime and starts begging for their help when the girls secretly take her stuff to persuade her into repealing the pro-crime law.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good:
    • After she's defeated at the end of "Stuck Up, Up, and Away," she asks why they won't let her be a Powerpuff Girl, to which Blossom tells that it's her Spoiled Brat behavior that's preventing her from becoming one. Blossom continues by saying that it's not about flaunting her wealth or being powerful, but about how Morbucks could use her wealth to genuinely help people.
    • On a bigger note, being that she's a self-centered and snobbish glory hog who envies and resents the Powerpuff Girls for being adored by everyone in Townsville, it never dawned on her mind that she could strike out on her own and become good, instead of wasting her time and gadgetry on fighting the PPG.
  • Evil Counterpart: She's this to the Powerpuff Girls, both as a whole and to each of them individually—as a whole, she's essentially a character who desires their powers (and sometimes gets them or finds some way of copying them), yet has no qualities that make her worthy of them. After her first appearance, she even dresses like them most of the time.
    • Blossom — While Blossom is kind of bossy and can be kind of a jerk, she's ultimately much more compassionate and much more competent as a leader than Princess is. Also, while Blossom and Princess are both redheads, Blossom's more of a Fiery Redhead while Princess is more of an Evil Redhead (obviously).
    • Buttercup — Princess is essentially what Buttercup would be if she were meaner, bitchier and had none of her redeeming qualities.
    • Bubbles — Both she and Princess are very girly and feminine and examples of a Daddy's Girl, but Bubbles is much friendlier and more Spoiled Sweet than being a condescending Spoiled Brat like Princess is.
  • Eviler Than Thou: In "Meet the Beat Alls" she asserts this position when arguing with the other Powerpuff rogues- including Him-, claiming that it doesn't matter if Mojo Jojo has crazy gadgets or if Him is the Ultimate Evil, because she trumps them both with her cold hard cash. They actually agree with her, though they still continue arguing.
  • Evil and Fiery Redhead: She's a major recurring villain that's easily angered and has very bright red hair.
  • Expy: She's basically an evil, bratty Annie.
  • Face–Heel Turn: It's arguable how much of a face there ever was, but in her first appearance, she turns evil because they won't let her become a Powerpuff Girl. In the beginning she was just a stereotypical brat, which is why it turned her evil.
  • Fiction500: Exaggerated to levels that would make the pun in their name proud. The Morbucks family is either richer than most well-developed countries, or their wallet is literally bottomless. When Princess' father gets her anything that she wants, he means EVERYTHING. Their mansion is huger than huge and they even own enough land for there to be a theme park and race car track on the premises. Princess' father was even able to buy the city of Townsville in one episode (although, since it was bought from the mayor, it only cost a room of Turkish Delight).
  • Friendless Background: Princess does not have any friends. However, this is her own doing, as she's really spoiled and nasty towards almost everyone she talks to.
  • Freudian Excuse:
    • The Powerpuff Girls didn't let her become a powerpuff girl, so now she's evil. She attempts to pass this off as some kind of villain tragedy, despite the fact that she was rude and insensitive towards everyone before that, and only acted nice towards the Powerpuff Girls so that she could get her way (they noted this and didn't let her join because of her stuck-up attitude).
    • On a more serious note, a case can be made that part of her bad attitude stems from the fact that her parents (her father in particular) don't really seem to care to raise her properly, showering her with money instead and spoiling her rotten.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She has two poofy pigtails on her head
  • Gone Horribly Right: She takes over Townsville and declares that "crime is legal", claiming that she'll throw the Powerpuff Girls and any other law enforcement in jail if they attempt to uphold the law note . Unfortunately she didn't consider that this means that the girls could just become criminals and rob her if they wanted, and even if they hadn't it could easily have been any other sufficiently brazen criminal who no longer had to fear any sort of legal recourse.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Princess wants to be a Powerpuff Girl because she's jealous of their superpowers, since they're something that the Powerpuff Girls have that Princess can never have, no matter how much money she has. She manages to gain superpowers in two instances though, when she hires Mojo Jojo to create Chemical X for her, and during the Christmas Episode when she changes the headlines of Santa's Naughty and Nice lists, since she's the only one on the Naughty listnote .
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Like most Spoiled Brats, Princess is extremely quick to anger when she doesn't get what she wants.
  • Hate Sink: Even though Princess has some surprisingly likeable moments, it's repeatedly overshadowed by the fact that Princess is one of the most shallow, vain, cruel, arrogant, loud, nasty, snobby, spoiled, and revoltingly evil villains in the show who's nothing but a Spoiled Brat with a disturbing Lack of Empathy.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard:
    • In the Christmas episode, when Princess changes the Naughty and Nice lists so she'll be on the Nice list and become a Powerpuff Girl, she ends up on the Permanent Naughty Plaque when her true nature is exposed right in front of Santa Claus, and then the Powerpuff Girls stop by her house when delivering coal to her to show off their powers and eat her milk and cookies, then drop her off in jail wrapped as a present for the police, with a tag stating: Merry Xmas: PPGs.
    • In Bought and Scold where she makes crime legal, the girls steal her belongings to force her to make crime illegal again.
  • Honorary Princess: Her given name is Princess Morebucks.
  • If I Can't Have You...: She outright says it in her first appearance when she buys a powersuit and shrieks, "If I can't be a Powerpuff Girl, then THERE WON'T BE ANY POWERPUFF GIRLS!!"
  • I Just Want to Be You: The thing she wants most is to be a Powerpuff Girl just so she can have superpowers like them.
  • It's All About Me: She only cares for her own selfish desires. The main reason she wants to be a Powerpuff Girl is to have superpowers like them, since it's something they have that she doesn't have.
  • Ironic Name: Zig-zagged. "Princess" fits her spoiled nature but she is the opposite of most things associated with the name.
  • Jerkass: Big time. She's arrogant, loud, nasty, snobby, spoiled, and downright mean.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • In "Stuck Up Up and Away," she brags to Blossom about defeating her sisters.
    • She gives a long insulting tirade to someone over the phone in one episode... Then hangs up and reveals that the person she was talking to was her own mother.
  • Kneel Before Zod: "Prepare to bow to your princess!"
  • Lack of Empathy: Although in one small, bizarre moment, when Ms. Keane politely tells her fighting isn't allowed in class, Princess sincerely apologized before blasting the girls outside of the classroom. This was in her debut, so it's likely a case of Characterization Marches On / Early Installment Weirdness. As it goes to show, Morbucks's unempathic attitude outright disgusts even Mojo Jojo.
  • Last-Name Basis: In the 2016-reboot, the girls mostly refer to her by last name.
  • Manipulative Bitch: In one episode, Princess uses the girls hatred of the Rowdyruff Boys to get them on her side. She's also this sometimes towards her father, in order to convince him to give her more money (see her Blatant Lies entry).
  • Meaningful Name: Her name is Princess. Averted with her personality, though.
  • Missing Mom: Her mother is never seen in the show. She is only mentioned when Princess is on the phone and she says "My mom is such a pain in the butt."
  • The Napoleon: She's very small and bratty.
  • Never My Fault: Princess ended up causing two bank robbers to get away in her attempt to be a Powerpuff Girl and when Blossom explained to her that they won't let her be one is for her own protection she goes to her dad blaming the Powerpuff Girls for what happened saying she was being perfect that saying it was her father's fault. The next day she comes in with a supersuit and calls the Powerpuff Girls out on turning the class against her even though everyone hated her before she even met the Powerpuff Girls. And this was just in her first appearance alone.
    • In "Bought & Scold," she even blames the girls for the theft of hers and her father's belongings. Granted the girls stole them, but given how she made crime legal, the girls stealing her stuff wasn't a crime at the time they were stolen.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: At her first attempt at being heroic with no superhero experience, she almost gets herself killed while causing the robbers to get away.
  • No Social Skills: Due to her being a Spoiled Brat, she has terrible social skills. This is shown in her debut episode, in which she acts mean and nasty towards the other kids who tried to befriend her.
  • Not Good with Rejection: Her whole hatred towards the girls is the fact that they refused to allow her to join their group.
  • Parody Sue: Her debut episode strongly resembles a Self-Insert Fic with Reality Ensues.
    "All I ever wanted was for everyone to instantly love me as much as they love you."
  • Pet the Dog: Played for laughs. In her first episode, when Miss Keane tells her that fighting isn't allowed in the classroom, she gives a sincere apology...before throwing the Powerpuff Girls outside the school, destroying the wall in the process.
  • Pint-Sized Kid: She's pretty small.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Though she's usually harmless, when she is in her powered armor, she can take on the Powerpuff Girls.
  • Punny Name: Princess Morbucks. (more bucks)
  • Power Armor: In her first appearance.
  • Rich Bitch: She believes she can do whatever she wants because of her large fortune.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: She uses the power of wealth in her evil schemes.
  • Series Goal: To become a Powerpuff Girl. The reboot takes this with an even worse threat — rather than wanting to be the fourth Powerpuff Girl, she wants to be the only Powerpuff Girl.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: At times.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: Considering her behavior, it's both hilarious and satisfying to watch her take many lumps in a comical manner.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: When she tried to be a Powerpuff Girl, she claimed to be very competent while obliviously foiling the girls' heroics.
  • The Sociopath: She cares only for herself, with a disturbing Lack of Empathy for anyone else. For that matter, her father likely qualifies too, as he shows no care whatsoever for his daughter outside of just casually giving her whatever she wants. Although he is likely the one who pays her bail.
  • Spoiled Brat: Deconstructed. Her father buys everything she wants, including the city in one episode, and when she doesn't get what she wants, she cries and throws temper tantrums. However, due to being so spoiled, her father just gives her money just so he won't have to put up with her behavior. Also, she has bad social skills, making it so difficult for her to make friends her age.
  • Strong, but Unskilled: Whenever she does get powers, she tends to have this disadvantage. This lack of skill and experience is even what helped Blossom defeat her during her first fight with the Powerpuff Girls.
  • The Team Wannabe: She wanted to be a member of the Powerpuff Girls, but her attitude guaranteed that she never would be.
  • There Can Only Be One: Her motivation in the 2016 series. Despite Blossom giving in and letting her be a Powerpuff Girl to save them. She plots to destroy the two not soon after to be the only Powerpuff Girl.
  • Tiny Tyrannical Girl: Orders everyone around to get all the job done for her.
  • Tooth Strip: Her teeth are depicted this way in the later seasons.
  • Xanatos Gambit: Pulls one in her debut in the 2016 version by having the Derby-tantes, a female rollerblade team she paid off, to appeal to Buttercup's tomboyish nature which distracted her from hanging out with Blossom and Bubbles then trying to convince them that she had quit the team. Then to force them to accept Princess at a critical moment as a replacement before trying to destroy the two so she can be the only Powerpuff Girl. Even when Buttercup found out what happened and tried to save them, Princess nearly did beat all of them thanks to a crystal trapping Blossom and Bubbles and having a robot on hand to deal with Buttercup. Her plan only fails because the Derby-tantes came to genuinely like Buttercup for her loyalty to her sisters and come to the girls' aid.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: On her second day of school, the girls remove a bomb from her before it can explode. Naturally, she doesn't learn to avoid the danger the girls get themselves in and goes home to complain about how "jealous" the girls are of her (as well as claiming they put the bomb on her).
  • Villain Decay: In the beginning, she uses her money to make the Girls' lives hell, either by replicating their powers or screwing around with their lives with insane amounts of pull. However, in her later appearances, she appears more as a whiny blowhard that the girls defeat on more than one occasion by simply ignoring her. In "Superfriends," Blossom even refers to her as "completely harmless". She's brought back to being a decent threat in the Christmas Special, however, after tricking Santa into giving her superpowers by changing the Naughty and Nice lists.
  • Wealth's in a Name: She's a spoiled rich girl supervillainess. Her name sounds like "more bucks."
  • Youthful Freckles: She has freckles to indicate her relative youth compared to the other villains.

    The Amoeba Boys 
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Voiced by: Chuck McCann (Series), Lou Romano (Pilot)

The Amoeba Boys are a trio of human-sized anthropomorphic protozoan gangsters. They'd like to be the greatest criminals Townsville has ever seen, but their brains aren't developed enough to come up with any schemes more evil than petty shoplifting or littering. The Powerpuff Girls consider them harmless, to their dismay—they'd consider it a badge of honor if they were evil enough to get beaten up by the Girls. Ironically, they've come closer to destroying Townsville and defeating the Powerpuff Girls than most of the other villains combined—all by accident, of course.


  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: Bossman is the Big, Slim is the Thin, and Junior is the Short.
  • Blob Monster: Created out of water.
  • Comically Missing the Point: During the girls' birthday, the villains sent traps in the form of gifts to them. The Amoeba Boys sent them dolls (they were trying to use voodoo dolls on the, but had no idea what to do outside of making the cute dolls and the boys had the needles on themselves).
  • The Dividual: They're always seen together, and no one knows them as more than just "The Amoeba Boys". Therefore, there was never any real reason to give each of them a name.
    • The boys do in fact have separate names (Bossman, Slim, and Junior with the What A Cartoon short Crime 101 referring to the latter two as Skinny Slim and Tiny.) but are rarely if ever referred to by them.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: In the original "Whoopass Stew" short, these guys were actually a threat, since their amorphous bodies could just absorb the girls' punches. The girls had to use the sun to deal with them. Also, they actually pulled off a successful crime (i.e. robbery), and used guns.
  • Goldfish Poop Gang: They make the Gangreen Gang look competent.
  • Harmless Villain: The page image for it. The girls greet most villains with a melodramatic gasp; the Amoeba boys are more likely to get an "Oh... you," or (if it's been a long day) exasperated groans.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: They want to commit crimes but can't think of anything other than littering and stealing oranges.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: The dramatic way they toss a piece of paper onto the ground in an attempt to commit a crime.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: An unintentional example. When they end up catching a cold, it ends up mutating (because of their amoeba nature) and spreads throughout the entire town and severely weakening the Powerpuff Girls when they caught it.
  • Poke the Poodle: The most evil thing they could think of to do was to stand on the grass in front of a "Keep Off Grass" sign.
  • Starter Villain: They were the main antagonists of the original Whoopass Stew short.
  • Stupid Crooks: They wanna be criminal hotshots, but they can't think of anything worse than common misdemeanors.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: From the girls. And remember, the girls love to fight crime.
  • Terrible Trio: They try to be this, but come off as more pathetic than evil.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: The original Whoopass Stew animation portrayed the Amoeba Boys as the antagonists and they're relatively competent (they pull off a bank robbery). That would unfortunately be their finest hour.
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    Sedusa 
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Voiced by: Jennifer Hale

A master (or rather, mistress) of disguise who uses her cunning and her sex appeal to trick powerful men into doing her bidding. True to her Punny Name, she has Prehensile Hair, which is her greatest asset in combat.


  • Abusive Mom: When she lived with the Professor and the Powerpuff Girls in "Mommy Fearest", she was horrifically mean to them.
  • Ambiguously Human: She looks human for the most part but has no nose and has unusual powers. This goes unspecified in-series.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: When the Gangrene Gang brought her three ancient artifacts, she grew into a huge giant that regained her lost hair (which is literally snakes, properly fitting her name) and was more than a match for the girls.
  • Bald of Evil: Her third appearance is this as she still hadn't recovered her hair after Ms. Bellum and the PPG cut it off.
  • Bald Woman: In "Aspirations", her hair still apparently had not grown back from when Ms. Bellum and the Powerpuffs cut off her hair back in "Something's A Ms."
  • Batter Up!: Says this when she hits the Powerpuff Girls with her scepter when she grows into a giant.
  • Beauty Is Bad: Very hot, very monstrous.
  • Big "NO!": When her hair was cut up by Sara Bellum
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: In particular episodes like "Mommy Fearest," when she disguises herself as another woman with another personality (usually nice).
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The Brunette to Femme Fatale's Blonde and Princess Morbucks' Redhead.
  • Child Hater: Most notably in "Mommy Fearest", where she is extremely nasty to the girls behind the Professor's back.
  • Cry Cute: In "Something's A Ms.", she does this after her hair gets wet.
  • Domestic Abuse: When alone in "Mommy Fearest", she's loud, vicious, impatient, unforgivingly strict and prone to destructive outbursts, all to terrorize and discipline the girls.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: She has pale skin, black hair, and is a villain and a creep.
  • Evil Is Petty: She's an exceptionally dangerous thief, but most of her schemes simply revolve around stealing money and priceless jewels.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: A seductress named Sedusa.
  • Gorgeous Gorgon: Played literally in her third appearance, when she gets snake hair.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: Parodied when Miss Bellum cuts all her hair off. The camera pans away from the "carnage" while she lets out a Big "NO!".
  • Guess Who I'm Marrying?: In "Mommy Fearest", she tries this with Professor Utonium while in disguise.
  • Idiot Ball: Grabs it at the climax of her debut episode when she attempts to trick Professor Utonium into punishing the girls despite the fact that her true identity had been exposed. And adding to that, she openly insults the girls right in front of the professor.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: Has wide hips and bust.
  • Jerkass: Especially when she acts like one towards the girls in "Mommy Fearest" to keep them from getting in her way.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After masquerading as Miss Bellum, she is beaten to a pulp by the very women she was impersonating when the Powerpuff Girls are unable to fight. The fight sees Sedusa's hair soaked to the point where it is useless in combat, and Miss Bellum proceeds to cut all of it off.
  • Lean and Mean: Her waist is as thin as her neck, and she's very mean.
  • Looks Like Orlok: When her head is shaved. She has pointy ears and teeth, and pale skin. This was likely put in to fit her gorgon theme.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Trains the Gangreen Gang to steal Egyptian Artifacts in "Aspirations"
  • Master of Disguise: She disguises herself as Ima Goodlady and Ms. Bellum in two episodes.
  • Meaningful Name: On two separate occasions, she has tried to seduce Professor Utonium and the Mayor of Townsville. Also, her name is a play on Medusa of Greek mythology and locks of her hair act like tentacles.
  • The Noseless: Only when shown in the front.
  • One-Winged Angel: In Aspirations after using the Gangreen Gang to obtain 3 mystical artifacts.
  • Prehensile Hair: She can move her hair to grab things and fight.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Most of her outfit is red, and her hair and pantyhose are black.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Comes with being a master of disguise.
  • Stripperiffic: Femme Fatale dismisses her contemptuously as "That chick in the underwear."
  • The Vamp: On two different occasions, she's tried to seduce Professor Utonium and the Mayor of Townsville. Almost literally in her third appearance as the animators added fangs to her teeth.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Water apparently, when Bellum and she got into a fight which carried over into the pool. She tries to continue her attack only to find she couldn't control her hair anymore due to it being too damp to use. It also works on her hair gel which Bellum uses to free the girls from their bonds.

    The Rowdyruff Boys 
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From left to right: Boomer, Brick, and Butch.
Voiced by: Rob Paulsen (Brick/Boomer), Roger L. Jackson (Butch)

A team of male counterparts of the Powerpuff Girls, created by Mojo Jojo out of snips, snails, and puppydog tails. They love causing mayhem, mischief, and chaos. They were originally one-off villains, killed off in the same episode they were introduced, but they were a fan favorite and were later resurrected by Him to become recurring members of the Rogues Gallery.


Tropes applying to all of them

  • A Day in the Limelight: The main protagonists of "Custody Battle".
  • Adorkable: When they were teens in "City Of Clipsville", they acted very awkward around the Girls.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: The teenage versions of the girls certainly think this of them in The Town of Clipsville.
    Teenage Bubbles: We shouldn't talk to them! They're bad!
    Teenage Blossom and Buttercup: (dreamily) I know....
  • Always Someone Better: The Girls simply cannot take the Rowdyruff Boys on in a straight fight. Every time, they have to resort to a clever tactic to outsmart them.
  • Anime Hair: When they come back. Lampshaded by Buttercup.
  • Ascended Extra: Originally one-time villains, they become recurring ones after Him revives them and gives them a cootie shot.
  • Artificial Humans: Using a recipe based off the one created to use the Powerpuff Girls.
  • Ax-Crazy: The three of them appear to enjoy causing chaos (or "fun"), but especially Butch, who gets really excited about the mayhem they cause.
  • Back from the Dead: Return when Him brings them back to life.
  • Badass Adorable: They have superpowers just like their female counterparts, though calling them cute would be ill-advised.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Regardless of their treatment of Boomer, Brick and Butch actually searched for him once they find out he's missing in a representation of concern. And all three tend to come to one another's aid (if needed).
  • Big Eater: All of them stole large quantities of candy in "Bubble Boy". In "Boy Toys", Boomer eats five whole burgers in one bite.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Boomer is blond, Butch is brunet and Brick is a redhead.
  • Blood Knight: All of them, but Butch anticipates it so much that he's visibly restless enough to have a Character Tic.
  • Breakout Villain: They were one-shot villains who were killed off at the end of their very first appearance, but left such an impression that they were resurrected four seasons later, and became recurring villains afterward.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to the Girls' Abel. Both were created by Mojo Jojo, directly and indirectly, respectively.
  • Came Back Strong: They were destroyed by the Powerpuff Girls in their first appearance by their kisses (cooties). Him resurrected the trio and granted them immunity to that prior weakness.
  • The Cameo: They briefly appear once in the 2016 reboot during the episode "Total Eclipse of the Kart".
  • Chromatic Arrangement: Red [Brick], Blue [Boomer], and Green [Butch].
  • Combat Pragmatist: They're not above endangering civilians just to distract the girls for an easy super punch.
  • Counterpart Combat Coordination: The battles between them and the Powerpuff Girls, though there's the rare switch around (they definitely did so in the Rowdyruffs' debut episode).
  • Cry Cute: All three of them do this after being humiliated by the Girls in "The Boys Are Back In Town".
  • Cute Bruiser: Although they will punch your lights out if you call them "cute".
  • Demoted to Extra: They go from recurring antagonists in the original to only having one non-speaking cameo in the 2016 reboot.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: They were rather one-note when they were first introduced, but more mentally competent. Their reappearance has them dumbed down in intelligence in exchange for having their own distinct personalities.
  • Evil Counterpart: Respectively.
  • Enfant Terrible: They are around the age of the Girls, and are villainous sociopaths.
  • Evil Knockoff: Created by Mojo Jojo to counter the Powerpuff Girls' powers.
  • Eye Beams: They can shoot lasers from their eyes.
  • The Family That Slays Together: Mojo Jojo and Him act as surrogate fathers to the Rowdyruff Boys, both who are criminals, making this fit right in.
  • Fartillery: When they blast the girls with clouds in their debut episodes they state "Good thing we had those burritos for lunch!"
  • Flying Brick: Their basic powers. They can fly and have Super Strength and Super Toughness.
  • Fingerless Hands: They share these sorts of hand with their female counterparts.
  • Funny Background Event: When they re-appear in "The Boys are Back In Town", the girls make fun of their "scary new hairdos", Brick is angry that they aren't scared, Butch is still grinning manically and Boomer... fluffs his hair appreciatively.
  • Gang of Bullies: Essentially to the Powerpuff girls. And when they're not around, Brick and Butch turn it on Boomer.
  • Girls Have Cooties: They were defeated after being kissed. It even made them explode.
  • Has Two Mommies: Mojo Jojo created them, and Him resurrected them, so technically both of them are the Boys' fathers. Him and Mojo even argue about it in "Custody Battle".
  • Heel–Face Turn: As teenagers in one scene from "The City of Clipsville".
  • He-Man Woman Hater: They don't just think Girls Have Cooties, they hate girls with a sadistic passion.
  • Jerkass: They're just plain nasty.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Refuse to let Princess join them in "Boy Toys", which leaves her in tears.
  • Kids Are Cruel: 5-year-old bullies.
  • Knight of Cerebus: A bit zig-zagged. They're some of the very few villains who pose a genuine threat to the girls, and prove to have virtually no redeeming qualities (though this is more established in their first episode). With that said, it is shown in the Clip Show episode that they seem to warm up greatly toward the girls come their teen years.
  • Lack of Empathy: They show no concern for any victims that get hurt in their destruction.
  • Meteor Move: Their finishing blow against the Girls in their first battle was to supercharge their bodies and slam into their counterparts hard, sending them crashing into the ground and leaving them half buried in a deep crater.
  • Nice Mean And Inbetween: They're all mean, but if we take a darker version of it - Boomer [nice], Butch [mean], and Brick [in-between], with Brick and Butch possibly alternating.
  • No Indoor Voice: Particularly in their debut episode. Brick is probably the worst offender.
  • The Noseless: Like their female counterparts, they aren't depicted with noses.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: In The City of Clipsville, the teenage version of the Boys are far more mellow (bordering on Adorkable), going on a triple date with the Girls.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Every time they appear for a fight and in general. They are even a serious threat to the Powerpuff Girls, who are also capable of mass destruction. As one can understand, pitting them against each other is not the best result for Townsville.
  • Pint-Sized Kid: They are the same size as the Girls.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: They're very small children, but they have just as much strength as the Girls.
  • Power Trio: On all the same levels as the Powerpuffs.
  • The Psycho Rangers: Evil versions of the Powerpuff Girls created by Mojo Jojo.
  • Sadist: They are absolutely brutal to the girls.
  • Same-Sex Triplets: There's three of them and they're all boys.
  • Shameful Shrinking: "The Boys Are Back In Town" reveals that their weakness is shrinking when they feel emasculated. The Girls use this against the Boys to defeat them.
  • Ship Tease: The City of Clipsville episode includes all three pairings showing interest in each other.
  • Siblings in Crime: They are siblings and they commit crimes.
  • The Sociopath: They're bullies for the sake of being bullies, including towards each other.
  • Something Else Also Rises: After they're brought back, the girl's kisses no longer defeat them, they make them grow larger. And when their masculinity is threatened they shrink.
  • Sweet Tooth: If thieving all that candy in "Bubble Boy" is any indication.
  • Spear Counterpart: To The Powerpuff Girls.
  • Terrible Trio: Three brothers who are destructive.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Just like their female counterparts all their names start with the letter B (Brick, Boomer and Butch).
  • Took a Level in Badass: Not that they weren't badass already.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: After they are resurrected, their intelligence is dumbed down greatly, though they are as tough as ever. Brick, a little less so than his brothers.
  • Villain Protagonist: In their A Day in the Limelight episode "Custody Battle".
  • Volumetric Mouth: Brick is drawn with one as he shouts as his brothers to be quiet in "The Boys Are Back In Town".
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: They disappear after "Custody Battle."
  • Would Hit a Girl: They hate girls and enjoy beating them, especially the Girls.
  • Younger Than They Look: Much like the girls, they were created at the age they are twice, so they're probably only months old for most of the show.

Tropes Applying to Brick

  • Big Brother Bully: Both him and Butch enjoy picking on Boomer.
  • Dope Slap: Gives these to Boomer a lot, starting in "The Boys are Back in Town."
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Brick admits that he thought it was gross that Bubbles actually ate a roach in "Bubble Boy".
  • Evil Is Hammy: While announcing the "Rumble-Ball" game they play while beating up the Girls in "The Boys Are Back In Town".
  • Evil Redhead: Brick is Blossom's Evil Counterpart who shares her red hair.
  • Fiery Redhead: He has red hair and is incredibly easy to tick off.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Brick is the short-tempered and hot-headed leader of the group.
  • Hypocrite:
    • In "The Boys Are Back in Town" he yells at his brothers and calls them sissies for crying, despite being in the middle of a crying fit himself.
    • In "Bubble Boy", when he calls out Bubbles (disguised as Boomer) for supposedly mispronouncing the word "dumb", then he mispronounces it too.
  • Jerkass: All of the RRBs are dicks, but Brick especially.
  • Large Ham: His general personality is hamming up nearly everything he says.
  • The Leader: Not the best example of any type, but with the traits at hand, he would fall in a hybrid of Type II/Type III (he seems more focused than the other two). Implied to have been Type I in "The Rowdyruff Boys" [first appearance] before the thought went kaput with their return.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: After he and his brothers get resurrected, his hair is as long as Blossom's.
  • Never Bareheaded: Brick has never been seen without his baseball cap.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a red baseball cap.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Like Blossom, his hair is long and nearly reaches his feet (from "The Boys are Back in Town" onwards).
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Brick has red eyes and is evil.
  • Red Is Violent: Has a red hat along with red clothes and is crazy.
  • The Smart Guy: Smarter compared to his brothers. He is good at setting traps, organizing attacks, and is street smart to boot.
  • Street Smart: Kinda. The Rowdyruff Boys are portrayed as idiots, and are, but Brick seems to at least display simple street tactics like coordinated attacks, setting traps, and playing dirty.

Tropes Applying To Boomer

  • A Day in the Limelight: In "Bubble Boy". He's also noticeably the only one of the brothers that had an episode centered solely on him.
  • Adorkable: He's a villain, but his goofiness gives him this.
  • Affably Evil: He's nicer than his brothers, at least. But that's only in comparison.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Technically the boys were created at the same time, but Boomer's idiocy irritates Brick and Butch.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Try 3 dragons. He has the audacity to taunt the girls when they find him. By himself. They promptly kick his ass in.
  • Butt-Monkey: Particularly when Butch and Brick gang up on him.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Boomer is an idiot but he still causes lots of damage likes his brothers.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Tends to say random things that make no sense at all!
  • Cute and Psycho: While he is as cute as Bubbles claims him to be he's still just as destructive and violent as his brothers.
  • The Cutie: Is the nicest of the Rowdyruff Boys and is well... Cute!
  • The Ditz: Boomer is definitely the dumbest of the trio, but mostly in comparison to the other two.
  • Dumb Blonde: His brothers aren't that much better really, but Boomer simply says idiotic things that make no sense and he's, well, blond.
  • Dumb Muscle: All of the Rowdyruff Boys are insanely powerful and quite stupid, but Boomer is definitely the stupidest.
  • Ship Tease: Surprisingly with Bubbles, though one-sided on her part. It's not much, but she does exclaim that she wants the blond because he's "cute" very excitedly and is all too willing when kissing him on the cheek (she embraces him while doing so).
  • Tempting Fate: After being sent on his own to steal candy in "Bubble Boy", he's immediately confronted by the girls, who demand that he drop said candy. Instead of leaving and getting his brothers, he taunts them, asking if they're going to beat him up if he didn't comply. Short answer: they were.

Tropes Applying To Butch

  • Ax-Crazy: All of the Boys are, but Butch is downright batshit insane.
  • Big Brother Bully: Like the Girls, all three of them are the same age, but Boomernote  is treated as the youngest and frequently gets bullied by Butch and Brick.
  • Blood Knight: To an Ax-Crazy extent.
  • The Brute: Butch is the muscle of the group like Buttercup, and is the most violent of the three brothers.
  • Character Tic: Butch often twitches, like he's had too much caffeine.
  • Dark Is Evil: Has black hair and on the side of evil.
  • Keet: He is very hyper and excitable. It makes one wonder how much sugar or caffeine he has ingested over time.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Butch is almost always wearing a Slasher Smile, much more prominently after his resurrection in "The Boys are Back in Town".
  • Slasher Smile: It really accentuates his ax-craziness.
  • Twitchy Eye: Whenever he's out of combat, he's literally shaking in anticipation for a fight.

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