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General Information
Name Buttercup
Species Human


Aliases The Tough One
Affiliation(s) Superhero
Physical Description
Gender Female
Hair color Black
Eye color Green
Other Information
Abilities Tornado Generation
Thunder Clap
Green Laser Beams
Relatives Blossom (sister)
Bubbles (sister)
Bunny (deceased sister)
Professor Utonium (father)
Eugene (uncle)
Allies Blossom
Professor Utonium
The Mayor of Townsville
Ms. Keane
Ms. Bellum
Robin Snyder
Enemies Mojo Jojo
Fuzzy Lumpkins
Princess Morbucks
Production Information
First appearance A Sticky Situation!
Last appearance "The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pansted"

Buttercup is the tritagonist from the Cartoon Network original series, The Powerpuff Girls.


The Powerpuff Girls

Buttercup (Voiced by E. G. Daily) is the tomboy of the Powerpuff Girls. Her personality is "spice", her signature color is light green, and her hair is short and black in a flip. She can be hard to agree with to Bubbles and sassy at times, but is one of the toughest fighters of the Powerpuff Girls, not only because of her "spice" side but because, as revealed in one episode, the reason why Buttercup tries her hardest to defeat whichever antagonists she must is because of her green blanket. Buttercup can be the most surly Powerpuff Girl at times, but is practically fearless, loyal, quick-witted and will not fight as well, also revealed in the episode of her blanket's debut, if she has lost her blanket, although she learns to cope without it by the end of the episode. Also Buttercup can be selfish at times, as revealed in one episode when the Powerpuff Girls started working for silver dollar allowances and Buttercup became fascinated by silver dollars, but soon discovered that she could obtain more by knocking out criminals' teeth and leaving the teeth for the Tooth Fairy after accidentally knocking out one of Bubbles' teeth. She is shown to be fairly protective of her sisters, though, and will not hesitate to confront anybody who speaks badly of them, such as in the episode "The Boys are back in town" when she unwittingly discovers the Rowdyruff Boys' weakness after hitting Butch, who was laughing at Bubbles after putting a slug down the back of her dress. She is often reckless, but can be fairly witty at times, and she is frequently sarcastic. She hates villains but is shown to have a crush on the gang green gang in an episode called "Buttercrush" as Green is her signature color. In an episode called "Criss Cross Crisis", she switches bodies with Professor Utonium, a cobra, an eskimo and a short guy in a purple shirt. also sometimes she can be a little scared of Mr. Director from Animaniacs.

Powerpuff Girls Z

In Powerpuff Girls Z, Buttercup's real name is Kaoru Matsubara (松原かおる, Matsubara Kaoru?)/Powered Buttercup (パワード・バターカップ, Pawādo Batākappu?) being her alter-ego. Is the third and final member of the Powerpuff Girls Z team. She transforms using the phrase "Powered Buttercup". Like the original Buttercup, she is a tomboy and is the most easily enraged of the three. She is known at school for being the most athletic girl as she plays tennis, practices martial arts, and numerous other activities, and spends a great deal of time watching sports on television. She is especially good at soccer due to her strengthened determination after receiving new soccer cleats when she was younger from her brothers. This may be part of the reason why she has so many fangirls, much to her dismay. She dislikes girls, who she considers very "girly". This, in addition to the fact that she hates skirts, makes Buttercup the most reluctant of the girls, only joining due to the power it has given her. In later episodes, she begins to care about Blossom and Bubbles and is no longer reluctant about joining them in whatever they do, but she often tries to act calm and indifferent. She speaks with a hard and masculine edge and rarely uses honorifics when speaking. Her greatest fear is ghosts. Buttercup lives with her father, who is a professional masked-wrestler, mother and two brothers, Dave and Sam, one older and one younger. It is thought that she may have feelings for Butch because in episode 51 when the girls kissed the Rowdyruff Boys, Buttercup was the last to stop due to the fact that she was told that she can stop now. She wants to be a professional wrestler for a living, like her dad. She is represented by stars.

The Powerpuff Girls (2016 TV series)

Buttercup 2016 design
Like the other girls, not much as changed to her personality. Among the Powerpuff Girls, Buttercup (voiced by Natalie Palamides) is the most tomboyish and aggressive, usually having an angrier disposition in comparison to Bubbles and Blossom. She appears to enjoy fighting villains and criminals and despise girly things like skirts and scrapbooking. Buttercup would rather hang out with the Derbytantes, a punk culture gang of rollerskaters. She really enjoys playing deathball with them and is considered a very good friend with them. In particular, Buttercup hates being called "princess", as she will fly into an annoyed rage at any who calls her such. Her new voice has also been used exagerate her tomboyish nature. Also through new facial expressions, her anger is clearly seen. When she's really angry skull and crossbones or fire will appear in her eyes.


The Powerpuff Girls

Buttercup wears a green dress with a black horizontal stripe, black mary-jane shoes, white lanky socks, she has green-colored eyes and black hair.

Powerpuff Girls Z

Buttercup grew into a 15-year-old teenager, she is still a tomboy and still hates girly stuff, she wore a yellow jacket, baggy pants and a green hat, her eyes have got smaller, in her transformation she wore a green dress with a miniskirt with a black stripe and a gold colored jacket.

The Powerpuff Girls (2016 TV series)

Like her original counterpart, Buttercup has short black hair in a flip with a small triangular part on her forehead; her design slightly differs in that his hair also has a slight cowtail, which adds to her character and personality. She has lime green eyes, and she wears a lime green shirt with a black horizontal stripe in the middle, white socks, and black Mary Janes.

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