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Crossover Madness, thy name is PPGD

The battle between heroes and villains rages on. Using their ultra super powers, Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup have continued to dedicate their lives to fighting crime, and the forces of evil!

In 2002, a fanartist named Vinson Ngo, a.k.a Bleedman, somehow got it into his head to draw a manga-styled Mega Crossover with every popular cartoon he could think of, recent and past, and blend them all together for a Fan Webcomic centered on the three superhero tykes known as The Powerpuff Girls.

The result was Powerpuff Girls Doujinshi (a.k.a. Powerpuff Girls D or PPGD) which combines the universes of Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon as well as a few other outside sources and original material, and places them in a town called Megaville, a neighboring city of Townsville in this universe, where malevolent forces are poised to attack.

Be warned, though — blood, death, and sexual themes are heavily featured, placing the characters in situations in which one wouldn't normally see them. The story itself is something of a Round Robin, heavily based on fan-input.

Started in January 2004, the webcomic gained a massive following on DeviantArt and won 2005's Web Cartoonist's Choice Awards for Outstanding Character Art and Outstanding Superhero Comic. Around 2007, Ngo moved the comic from DA to Snafu-Comics. Updates have been sporadic but recently pretty steady due to Ngo also working on the crossover fancomic Grim Tales from Down Below and his original series Sugar Bits. He also said to have took on another Snafu member's project, Invader Zim: Manifest Doom, though he has yet to work on it. He's a busy man.

This webcomic provides examples of:

  • Action Girl: The Powerpuff Girls, Bell, Samantha.
  • Adapted Out:
    • Despite the presence of Jack-Bots, their creator, Jack Spicer himself is nowhere to be seen (alongside the main cast of Xiaolin Showdown). As a result, the Jack-Bots were created by Dexter's nemesis, Mandark, instead.
    • TOM from Toonami (part of Cartoon Network) is completely absent here.
    • The titular Robotboy, alongside its major cast, are completely absent. Despite this, his Evil Counterpart, Protoboy is present, being part of the Cluster Empire.
  • After-Action Patch-Up: Well, In-the-middle-of-action patchup, and demostrates that those two are caring sisters despite the differences.
  • Animesque: The character designs invoke this.
  • Anyone Can Die: So far Dee Dee, Mandark, Sparky, and Samantha have kicked the bucket. Blossom nearly does, but is brought back to life at the last minute.
  • Apocalypse How: Planetary Class 1 as revealed in Chapter 13.
  • April Fools' Day: A tradition since 2011.
  • Art Evolution: Bleed's style has changed a bit since he started the comic, even more so after his prolonged hiatus. Just compare the very first page to the 10th year anniversary page (where the titular girl's eyes now has their signature eye-designs).
  • Artifact Title: The Powerpuff Girls in the title. While the girls do make contribution throughout the series and are still the main characters, most of the plot centers around Dexter and other cartoon characters. Not even any of the girls' classic rogues make any appearance other than Mojo. And the first story arc's bad guy was Mandark.
  • Art Shift: Used here to illustrate two very conflicting flashbacks. It's likely neither of them is true.
  • Badass Longcoat: Dexter's lab coat sometimes doubles as this.
  • Badass Normal: Jack seems to be the only hero in the series without superpowers or technology.
  • Berserk Button:
    • For Bell, it's losing anyone close to her. And don't even think about trying to lay a hand on GIR or she will end you.
    • Samantha doesn't take losing a tooth very well.
    • The Professor still flips out when it comes to parent-teacher conferences.
  • Big Bad: Dr. X, Vexus (although she is only seen for a short while, she could be considered a Big Bad because the Darkstar Council is made up of Cluster robots), and Mandark before he was revealed to be The Dragon for Dr. X.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: A number of the Cluster robots, specifically the majority of the Mooks who attack the science fair.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
  • Bishie Sparkle: Naga.
  • Blob Monster: An all too familiar one for fans of Dexter's Laboratory.
  • Bowdlerise: A scene in the comic originally flashed back to Nano of the North (the episode where the PPGs have a brief naked scene). Due to complaints from Snafu, this was changed to a flashback to Sun Scream.
  • Break the Cutie: Dexter. Fortunately, he gets better.
  • Butt-Monkey: Dib, as usual for him.
  • The Cameo: Plenty, the fun is in trying to spot them
  • Cat Fight: Blossom's fight against Bell in chapters 4 & 5.
    • Buttercup's fight against Samantha as well as Bell during the events of the Science Fair in Chapter 10. Blossom also has a rematch against Bell as well as an opportunity to fight against Samantha.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Megas first appears in the background when Blossom sneaks into Dexter's Lab.
  • Cliffhanger:
    • The first arc of the comic ends with Mandark's sister, Lala Vava, suddenly appearing and finding his glasses in the ruins of his recently destroyed base.
    • Chapter 9 concludes with the temporal bomb successfully being detonated on the entire Earth.
  • Come with Me If You Want to Live: "Follow me."
  • Continuity Nod:
    • A nod to actual PPG canon on the first page when Professor Utonium mentioned Citiesville.
    • Bell is actually based on the white Powerpuff Girl seen in the pilot for the Powerpuff Girls, "Whoopass Stew" (at 0:15 here).
  • Creator Cameo: See that orange-shirted, shorts-wearing guy on this page? That's how Bleedman usually portrays himself.
  • Crossover Ship: Dexter and Blossom, invoked.
  • Cute Bruiser: The Powerpuff Girls, Bell, Samantha, the Rowdyruff Boys.
  • Damsel out of Distress: Blossom in the first arc.
  • Darker and Edgier: While it has a fair share of comedy, this webcomic is much serious, and features at least two character deaths in the story. There is also blood which is not present in its source material.
  • Deadpan Snarker:
    • Mandy really loves to make quips, just like the show she originally came from.
    • And the Men in Black guy, even when he's nearly stepped on by a giant bug (he lampshades the irony there), and threatened by Samantha.
      Samantha: For your friend, it'll be over quick. You however....
      MIB: You say that, but I have the weirdest Deja Vu. (Buttercup blasts Samantha)
      MIB: There it is.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: In War For The Mechanical Soul, XJ-9 goes through some conversion therapy...
  • Dramatic Thunder: Every time Lala Vava's name is spoken. Lampshaded every time, too.
  • Drowning Pit: Blossom gets thrown inside a stasis tube while restrained that fills with water inside to drown her. She narrowly managed to escape from this predicament.
  • The Dragon: Mandark and Bell could be considered this for Dr. X.
  • Earth Is the Center of the Universe: This actually turns out to be the objective of the temporal bombs the Darkstar Council set off in Chapter 9, isolating the Earth and its moon from any potential space-faring allies, as Martian Manhunter explains to Bubbles and the rest of the heroes, dumbed down via his "Marvin the Martian" guise:
    "Marvin" Manhunter: "...So the system is sheathed in - what I like to call - PHANTOM GRAVITY. No mass has been added, and yet so much naughty...mmm, perhaps chubby space between the Earth and the rest of the universe. Any visitor to this lovely little blue ball would have an arbitrarily large distance to travel! They could race toward it and never get there!"
  • Fangirls: Tootie and Susie.
  • Fanservice:
    • Bell is essentially fanservice. Not Ms. Fanservice, but pure fanservice itself. The fandom just loves her that much.
    • Subverted with one page of the comic. Initially it depicted the aftermath of the Nanobot attack from Nano of the North. This was objected to by Snafu, and was replaced with a version depicting a scene from Sun Scream.
  • Festival Episode: The Science Fair at the Center for the Arts in Megaville which was also a ceremony for Doctor Wakeman for her technological achievements. In reality, the scientific symposium was a front for a meeting between scientists regarding the temporal bomb explosion on the Moon. However, the fair quickly gets crashed by Bell and the Cluster bots.
  • Forced Transformation: The girls were turned into ponies as part of an April Fools' Day gag.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Chapter 9 ends with the villains successfully detonating the Temporal Bomb. Chapter 10 explains how it happened.
  • Foreshadowing: Toward the end of Chapter 2, Mojo Jojo is surprised to learn that Dr. X thinks the Powerpuff Girls are a bigger threat to his plans than the Justice League, Teen Titans, or Men in Black. Seven chapters later, Dr. X is proven correct in terms of the MIB's threat level. By the conclusion of Chapter 13, we're introduced to Superman and the events of Chapter 14 reveals the Justice League and how the temporal bomb has weakened Superman's ability due to the Earth and Moon being ghosted from the Solar System which includes the Sun, a primary power source for Superman.
    Martian Manhunter: Kal-El, your best might not be possible. This explosion is stretching spacetime. Yellow solar energy is already getting to you more slowly.
  • Funny Background Event:
    • While Bubbles is learning about Olga from Mandy, Billy and Ed are making a hill to sled down using Ed as surfing board... what did they make it out of? Chunkies.
    • While Dexter is having a private conversation with Blossom about Brick visiting him at his house, Buttercup, Bubbles, and Jenny get involved in a bunch of shenanigans playing around Dexter's lab.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: The name.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: How Monkey kills Battus.
  • Ham-to-Ham Combat: In one of Bell's flashbacks, Mojo Jojo and Zim are arguing. Need I say more?
  • History Repeats: A common Running Gag in Dexter's Laboratory is the basic premise of Dexter in his lab minding his own business before Dee Dee interrupts his peace and begins messing around with his inventions and finding inopportune times to disturb him. Come 'Defeat, Love, and Robot' in Chapter 15 and Bubbles proceeds to do the exact same thing, which includes wearing the same Hydroplasmatic Inflation Suit Dee Dee wore. To Blossom's surprise, Dexter nonchalantly allows it.
    Blossom: Okay, wait a second, what? You HATE people playing around in your lab.
  • Identical Stranger: She's certainly no stranger to Dexter, but Bubbles' ballet expertise and destruction of machines definitely remind the boy genius of a certain "stupid" sister.
    • Samurai Jack and Professor Utonium apparently look a lot alike. At least enough to give Buttercup some daddy issues.
  • Last Kiss: With Olga and Dexter of all things. Or a least they thought at the time.
  • Light Is Not Good: Bell, who has long white hair and dresses in white, is nonetheless a villain.
  • The Lost Lenore: Dee Dee to Mandark.
  • Luminescent Blush: Buttercup encounters Jack? Blossom and Dexter happen to be in a compromising position? Check.
  • Mecha-Mooks:
  • Mega Crossover: The webcomic in general.
  • Memory Palace: In Chapter 12, Grim and Dee Dee sift through Samantha's memories, in the shape of large marbles, to find a connection regarding Dr. Xander, what he's become, and how that will affect the world moving forward. This session also served as a Judgement of the Dead from Dee Dee to justify Samanatha's actions and prove her innocence to the angels back in Heaven.
  • The Men in Black: The Men in Black apparently have a base under the performing arts center.
  • Milestone Celebration: This comic which celebrates their tenth year running.
  • Mood Whiplash: Constantly.
  • Mythology Gag: Many, which is not surprising given the original source materials.
    • An entire page which pays tribute to Dexter and Deedee's oddball relationship.
    • Likewise, Mandark's past and how he came to be evil.
    • Dexter's Glob Monster incident repeating itself.
    • At one point, Courage, after barking like a normal dog, finally thought/uttered "The things I do for love!" when alone.
    • There's this. Remember that PPG episode where Buttercup learned about the tooth fairy and started harvesting teeth from villains?
    • "Why is the security Question 'Cheese Omelet in French'?" "It's all I could say!" (Dexter's attempt to learn French left him only able to say "omelette du fromage" in one of the classic episodes of the series.)
    • There's a scene depicting several PPG episodes, inlcuding the Dynamo, Moral Decay, The Mane Event, Down and Dirty, Bubble Vision, and Sun Scream (although that last one was originally Nano of the North...)
    • Samantha trying to use Jack's sword to kill Blossom. It doesn't work because the sword doesn't harm righteous and innocent people, which we learned when Aku tried it on Jack himself in Samurai Jack.
    • Bubbles rummaging through Dexter's lab and messing with his inventions is very reminiscent of another pigtailed, blonde haired, blue eyed, cheerful, button-pressing person that Dexter intimately knows who has done the same thing. This once again pushes Bubbles Identical Stranger status with Dee Dee even further.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Buttercup delivered one to Samantha after seeing her slicing Blossom's throat.
  • Not as You Know Them: Chapter 12 shows and explains how Samantha joined the Darkstar Council and what caused her descent into villainy.
  • Official Couple: Dexter/Blossom
  • Oh, Crap!: In a flashback, Morty has one when he realizes that Bell might free herself from the ice. Rick, meanwhile, takes it in stride.
  • "Open!" Says Me: Blossom and Dexter are investigating a secret vault for possible breach, when Dexter notices he's lost all access to the vault door's electronic controls. He starts panicking, until Blossom tells him to calm down and kicks the door open.
  • Overly Long Name: What Naga has. I swear he's an Abyssal Exalt of some type.
  • Power Creep, Power Seep: Most noticeable with the girls themselves, as they tend to be the ones being saved rather than the ones doing the saving. Any fights they are involved in almost always require some form of assistance to win.
    • Martian Manhunter justifies this in Chapter 14, in Superman's case at least, by explaining that the temporal bombs have "stretched out spacetime", displacing the Earth further from the Sun, thus yellow sun rays taking longer to reach Superman and properly recharge his solar batteries.
  • Puppy Love: Invoked, Blossom x Dexter being the most obvious.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: When the bomb goes off, the Cluster bots get the hell out of there.
  • Ship Tease: Aside from all the more obvious Toy Ships, a single panel hints that the resurrected Boomer may have a crush on Bubbles based on his memory of the kiss that blew his first incarnation up.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Stealth Pun: Mandy's shirt At first you think it's because she is dark. Then you remember that she pretty much owns the Grim Reaper.
  • Those Two Girls: Susie and Tootie.
  • Take That!: At the former writer/editor, no less. This page calls out the idea of Bell, a central character, being a super-advanced robot, an idea originally tested by Bleedman in concept art and explored in the work of former PPGD editor and current After Birth writer Griddles. The comments seem to reflect the opinion of the other writers, who've had a noted difference of opinion with Griddles in the past and present.
  • Take That Us: While going through Samantha's memories, Grim and Dee Dee find what appears to be an incident with Rick and Morty. Rick takes time to call the world they've ended up in a "crappy parody of 90s cartoons."
  • Telepath: Ms. Honeydew is revealed to be one. Any fan of Dexter's Lab should know what this means is about to happen.
  • Translation: "Yes": Monkey talks like this, for obvious reasons. Courage as well, to a much lesser extent.
  • Understatement: Grim's summation of the events of the Mandark arc just before Mandark's death.
    Grim: Kids these days. They do the craziest things.
  • Visual Pun / Stealth Pun: Dexter and Mandark duke it out using everything but the kitchen sink.
  • Your Mom: When the group is at the beach, this bit of dialogue comes up:
    Mandy: Okay. If I'm bothering to be out here: the free food. Where is it?
    Olga: Where's your boyfriend Billy?
    Mandy: Dating your mom.
  • Wham Episode: Chapter 9. The Darkstar Council invades the science expo and succeed in setting off a Temporal Bomb.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: Honeydew and Jack find themselves having to explain this to Boomer after he starts kissing every female.
  • Wimp Fight: As a shout out to the show, the final showdown between Dexter and Mandark begins with one of these. Then they whip out their Power Armor and begin beating the ever-living crap out of each other.

Alternative Title(s): PPGD