Protagonists Wiki
Background information
Feature films The Powerpuff Girls Movie
Television programs The Powerpuff Girls
The Powerpuff Girls (2016)
The Powerpuff Girls Z
What a Cartoon!
Video games

Bad Mojo Jojo
Paint the Townsville Green
Chemical X-traction
Battle HIM
Mojo Jojo A-Go-Go
HIM and Seek
Relish Rampage
Mojo Jojo's Clone Zone
Princess Snorebucks
Mojo Jojo's Pet Project
Defenders of Townsville
Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion/Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL
Cartoon Network Racing
Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall
Lego Dimensions

Park attractions
Voice Jennifer Fried (1992)
Elizabeth Daily (1995-2014)
Natalie Palamides (2016-present)
Performance model
Character information
Full name Buttercup Utonium
Other names

Kaoru Matsubara
Powered Buttercup
The Toughest Fighter
The Tough One
Moonbeam Sunshine
Princess (by Manboy)
Buttlyn (by the Derbytantes)
Buttzilla (by Blossom and Bubbles)
Little Dynamite Cutie (by Blossom and Bubbles)
Butterbutt (by Princess Morbucks)
Butterfingers (by Blossom)
Butterdish (by Major Glory)
The Fog
The Green One (by Princess Morbucks)
Ms. Punch-A-Lot

Personality Tough, brash, goofy, kind, clever, headstrong, arrogant, aggressive, cute, fun-loving, strong, powerful, quick-tempered, dangerous, greedy
Appearance Slender, fair skin, green eyes, black short hair, green dress with black stripe in the middle, white tights, black Mary Jane shoes
Occupation Kindergarten Student
Affiliations Good
Goal To protect the City of Townsville
Home Professor Utonium’s house, Townsville
Family Blossom (older sister)
Bubbles (younger sister)
Bunny (sister; deceased)
Blisstina (sister)
Professor Utonium (creator/father)
Mojo Jojo (co-creator)
Eugene Utonium (uncle)
Friends Miss Keane, Sara Bellum, The Mayor, Robin Snyder, Mitch Mitchelson, Elmer Skloo (currently), Mike Believe, Bullet, The Derbytantes, Guru Chillaxi
Enemies Mojo Jojo, HIM, The Gangreen Gang, The Rowdyruff Boys, Femme Fatale, Sedusa, Mask Scara, Princess Morbucks, Fuzzy Lumpkins, The Amoeba Boys, Monsters on Monster Isle, Manboy, Lava Lady, Packrat, Bianca Bikini, Barbarus Bikini, Silico, Allegro

Having fun, eating candies, playing, money, winning and getting things right, fighting with everyone, her green blanket "Blankie", using her powers and fists, night parties, green, hitting a scrap of meat, few girly stuff, farting and burping, Modern pop/Rock/Techno/Hip-hop music, martial arts, goofing off, garlic, spicy food, sarcasm, black, blue, her favorite cereal, fighting, airboxing, kicking some butt, dodgeball, comedies (especially Slapstick), water guns, scaring her sisters, being sarcastic, sports, Disco music, April, BEEBO, The City of Townsville, The Powerpuff Hotline, the dark, movies in a really cool theater (as do her sisters), tag, brute force, tennis, Hunchback, being tomboyish, playing with Blossom's hair, jawbreakers, apologizing (currently), playing video games, explosions, teasing her sisters, The Sensitive Thugz, Judge Trudy, being cool, playing "Baybee Bunnies", comedies, candy, manly stuff, being silly, Death Ball, bottlecap collecting, Space Towtruck, writing fanfictions, rockets, tanks


Spiders, crime, villains (especially Mojo Jojo), baths, monsters, not being able to do certain things either of her other sisters can do (e.g. blowing ice), cleaning, waiting in the bus, classical music, pink, liver and onions, losing and not getting things right, girly stuff (especially party dresses), The Rowdyruff Boys, the Town of Citiesville, Silent Movies, Chemical-X Chili, camping, Professor Utonium's bad ideas, being ignored (mainly by the people of Citiesville), bullies, school subjects, bugs, animal abuse, her sisters being harmed, Blossom's dogmatic leadership, her own attitude when she realizes that something has to be done about it, algorithms, shrimp, losing money, being called "Princess", singing, rain, Schedulebot (briefly), tofu, coconuts, sunsets, being called "The Green One", broccoli

Powers and abilities

Superhuman Physical Characteristics
Heat Vision
Self-Sustenance (Type 1)
H2H Combat
Energy Manipulation
Super Senses
Night Vision
X-ray Vision
Tornado Generation Cyclone Spinning
Fire Manipulation (Generation, Aura and Mimicry, in their respective colors)
Electrical Force Field
Mutagen Empowerment
Invulnerability against extreme temperatures
Resistance to Acid
Lightning Bolts
Green Laser Beams
Time Travel
Danger Sense
Afterimage Creation
Advanced intellect
Intuitive Aptitude
Enhanced Intuition
Photographic memory
Air and Vacuum Breath
Size Reduction
Can do magic tricks
Dream Manipulation
Body Control
Vocal Replication
Explosive Saliva
limited Power Bestowal
The ability to curl her tongue
Energy Constructs

Quote "Those jerks! It's not like how they say, I'm just doing my job! I'm just... Oh, Who am I kidding? They're right. I'm a mess. I need to change and I don't even know where to start."
It takes a lot more than a couple of cheap shots to make us cry.
~ Buttercup

Buttercup is one of the main heroines from Cartoon Network original series The Powerpuff Girls. Her main color is green. Among the girls, Butterup was named second.


Buttercup's name isn't based on any personality. She was just named that for it starting with a "B" just like her sisters, Blossom and Bubbles, which is, in fact, the cause of her sour personality.

Her main ingredient is spice which reflects her being very tough. However, in "Cover Up", she shows a softer side.


Referred to in the ending theme as "the toughest fighter," she is the group's tough member and is easily enraged.

Sometimes this, and her aggression get the better of her simultaneously, making her a little reckless and stubborn (but she overcame it in "Makes Zen To Me"). She also showed a greedy side in "Moral Decay," which she knocked out teeth for the sole purpose of obtaining money.

She has shown these sides, and a softer side in several episodes. For example, in the episode "Cover Up," she had a soft green blanket that she was obsessed with that she would hug that gave her the confidence to be a better fighter, and she is quite protective over her sisters.

In the episode "Nuthin Special," her special "ability" is revealed to be the ability to curl her tongue (Blossom and Bubbles cannot do this, nor can anyone else in Townsville). She possesses a violent and mean streak not displayed by her sisters.

During the birth of the girls in The Powerpuff Girls Movie, she was initially shown to look extremely happy with wide eyes and an open mouthed smile up to the point where, last of the three girls, Professor Utonium said he would name her Buttercup because, like both of her sisters' names, it also begins with a B.

Once she heard this, Buttercup immediately crossed her arms and pouted, "Hmph!"; this may explain her tough nature.

It is also revealed in the film that Buttercup inspired the other girls to use their powers to fight crime and the forces of evil after she knocks down Rocko Socko who caused her to lose her temper with one punch.

Ironically, she initially apologized profusely for her actions, thinking she would get in trouble with everyone.

Her greatest dislike of all time is admitting defeat, because of this, the Powerpuff Girls were able to achieve victory against the Rowdyruff Boys in "The Boys are Back in Town".

Her special ingredient is spice and her signature color is light green. She also stated in an interview for the Powerpuff Girls Movie that through the rough fights, she never worries about injuries at all.


  • Even though she is named after a buttercup flower, her signature color is green instead of yellow.
  • Buttercup is the only Powerpuff Girl who has not been shown using fire breath (Blossom used it at the end of Ice Sore, and Bubbles used it in Simian Says).
  • Buttercup may be rebellious but she loves her sisters, as do they in return.
  • In "Crazy Mixed-Up Puffs", Buttercup passed gas onscreen. She's been the only girl to do so in the series.
  • Unlike her sisters, Buttercup is not very good with math, as seen in "Divide and Conquer".
  • Buttercup is also the only Powerpuff who can only speak in one language, which is English. Bubbles can speak Spanish and Japanese and Blossom can speak Chinese.
  • She is the only person in Townsville who can curl her tongue, as shown in "Nuthin' Special".
  • Buttercup is mostly depicted as being left-handed, such as when playing bass guitar or writing, whereas Blossom and Bubbles are more consistently right-handed.
  • In the OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes episode, "Crossover Nexus", Buttercup briefly appears as one of Ben 10's transformations to defeat Strike.
  • This Buttercup and her sisters' energy manipulation powers are reminiscent of that of Green Lantern's power ring.
    • Buttercup's energy manipulation, however, has the most striking resemblance to the Green Lantern because her trademark color is that precise shade of green.
  • It's ironic that being a girl, Buttercup likes manly stuff instead of girly stuff.
  • Buttercup had a love issue with Butch when they met and in "The City of Clipsville". It's unknown if she still have feelings for Butch.
  • In "Beauty, Brains and Brawn", she is described to be the Brawn.