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"I'm Princess, and my daddy buys me anything I want! And I wanna be a Powerpuff Girl! (Stuck Up, Up, and Away)"

Princess P. Morbucks is a spoiled, rich little girl, and a recurring villain in The Powerpuff Girls. She is the daughter of Mr. Morbucks. She lives in an enormous manor with her father on the outskirts of the City of Townsville. She is also Blossom and Buttercup's archenemy.

Her last name is a direct reference to the fact that she is very wealthy. She is also known to have somewhat of a lisp (her s' sound like th's. However it’s less noticeable in newer episodes, such as “Twas the Fight Before Christmas" and "See Me, Feel Me, Gnomey"). In the episode "Boy Toys" it is revealed that she actually does have a mother because after she finished a phone call, she said to herself, "Man, my mom can be such a pain in the butt."

The Powerpuff Girls[]

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In the original series, she is a spoiled and rich girl who wants to be a Powerpuff Girl for selfish reasons. However, she has no powers of her own, and instead uses her father's money to buy weapons to destroy the Powerpuff Girls because she can't become one.

She debuted in "Stuck Up, Up and Away," where she claims she’ll become a Powerpuff Girl when she first meets the Powerpuff Girls and sees how amazing they are. Blossom however, explains that being a Powerpuff Girl is not about getting what she wants, having the best stuff or being popular or powerful, but about using one's own unique abilities to help people and the world. Princess buys a suit of powered armor that makes her seem invincible, but in a fight that emulates Goku, Blossom rallies the girls and destroys the armor. Princess swears she'll be out of jail shortly, but then again, no Townsville villain seems to stay in for long.

Princess tries again repeatedly: In one instance, she hires Mojo Jojo, and even gains Chemical X powers like the girls, but their savvy plus the egos of the villainous allies rob her of victory and powers. In an episode that paid tribute to the 60's band The Beatles, she, Mojo, Fuzzy Lumpkins, and HIM formed The Beat-Alls, who nearly owned the city and the girls, till a 'Yoko scheme' (a parody of how some people believe the real Beatles parted ways) broke them up. She also once simply had her father buy the City Of Townsville so she could be Mayor and outlaw crime-fighting, a scheme which fell apart when the girls legally robbed her of every last possession. In likely her most vicious petty scheme, she tricked a neglected friend the girls had made into stealing, just so she could report this to the girls and seem like an ally worthy of joining them. Though Blossom remains her archenemy, it is Buttercup who despises her the most. Princess is also featured in any 'crowd of villains' episode, most notably one where the villains send booby-trapped birthday gifts (that one and all epic fail) to the girls.

Twas the Fight Before Christmas[]

Serving as the main antagonist of the special, Princess tries to obtain her latest Christmas gift from Santa: to become a Powerpuff Girl. However, the Powerpuff Girls pointed out that Princess is too naughty due to her past crimes against them and Townsville, and that she needs to change her ways in order to earn such a gift. Upon going to the North Pole and seeing that she's the only kid on Santa's naughty list for the same reason, rather than changing her ways, Princess spitefully tampers the nice and naughty lists, so that she can be a Powerpuff Girl while the rest of the children (including the Powerpuff Girls) get coal. With her newfound powers, Princess attacks the Powerpuff Girls at the North Pole until Santa orders them to stop, having felt tired of transporting the coal throughout the world. Princess tries to get Santa to listen to her, but Santa is excited to meet the Powerpuff Girls in person as he is enthralled by their stories of true heroics. This incited a jealous Princess to outright insult Santa and demand that he gives her whatever she wants for Christmas, even at the cost of making the rest of the children very miserable. Realizing now what a despicable and selfish brat that Princess truly is and that she duped him to satisfy her greed, Santa angrily lashes her out and places her name in the Permanent Naughty Plaque as punishment for her actions so that she'll never receive a gift from him for the rest of her life. Horrified by this, Princess angrily attempts to fly away to tattle on Santa to her father, but Santa foils this by stripping Princess of her powers, allowing the Powerpuff Girls to save the holiday by delivering the gifts to the children and sending Princess to prison.

Personality[]

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Princess Morbucks in her normal clothes.

Princess Morbucks is boastful, spoiled, greedy, and dictating, even for a little girl. She throws temper tantrums whenever she wants to have something, prompting her dad to hand her cash to silence her. When denied what she wants, she becomes emotionally distressed; this often irritates every person around her.

She also wants to be a Powerpuff Girl, but doesn't have superpowers or crimefighting experience, which angers her for not letting her become one, hence only willing to become one for cosmetic reasons (since the trio are loved by everyone in the city of Townsville). She has stated that "If I can't be a Powerpuff Girl, then there won't be any Powerpuff Girls!".

However, she loves something other than herself and destroying the Powerpuff Girls: Cash. As shown, she'll only love her father if he gives her anything she wants if she asks sweetly (which she doesn't most of the time). If not, Princess throws a bratty tantrum for it. At one point, her father taps the rolled-up morning paper against his palm. This indicates that he gives her firm discipline, despite the great extent to which he spoils her financially. She also has no regard for other people's property as shown in the episode "'Twas the Fight Before Christmas" when she purposely destroys a hobby horse in Santa's workshop during a tantrum. She is even willing to insult people powerful than her as she insulted Santa when he started to admire the Powerpuff Girls.

Appearance[]

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Princess with money.

Princess has dark red hair in curly poofs on two sides of her head, freckles, and is about the same height as the Powerpuff Girls. She is first shown in "Stuck Up, Up, and Away" wearing a yellow sweater with a white shirt underneath, a pair of white tights, a purple skirt, and matching violet shoes - this is similar to an outfit that the 1971 version of Veruca Salt wore in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

She mostly wears a yellow dress with a jeweled ruby tiara, white tights, a black belt, black boots, and black gauntlets, all to mimic the looks of the Powerpuff Girls, much to their dismay, and instead of trying to fly through the sky the same way the Girls do, she utilizes a jetpack. Her super Powerpuff suit is a golden one with magenta shades. Like her enemies, the Powerpuff Girls, she has a signature color: yellow.

Powers[]

  • Fibre-o-tomic-omic - A super suit colored yellow. It increases her strength and speed far above the average PPG. The suit can deflect laser beams and when the hand part is held out, it can send supersonic screaming backward. Also, it can give energy beams from the hand parts. While a formidable piece of weaponry, it was destroyed in its first encounter with the girls, the finishing blow being Blossom's ice breath.
  • Bribery - In the episode "Meet the Beat Alls," she exposed her powers with money. In the episode "Mo Job" she used a bunch of money to bribe Mojo into making her a weapon.
  • Money - In "See Me, Feel Me, Gnomey" she used stacks of burning dollar bills as Molotov Cocktails.
    • She has also used the money to get her all sorts of gadgets, ranging from boomerang tiaras to jet-packs to energy blasting vehicles.
  • Superpowers - (lasted for a short while on two separate occasions) In "Mo Job" and "Twas the Fight Before Christmas" she was given the PPG's powers. The first time was from being hit by a beam of Antidote X, and the second time being after Santa took away her powers right after being put on the permanent naughty list.

Likes & Dislikes[]

Likes[]

  • Money
  • Herself
  • Luxury
  • Shiny things
  • Joining in villain groups
  • Superpowers
  • Being a Powerpuff Girl
  • Being Mayor of Townsville
  • Making crime legal
  • Riding her limo
  • Wearing fur coats
  • Receiving many expensive gifts
  • Making a false crime report
  • Torturing The Powerpuff Girls
  • Plotting against The Rowdyruff Boys
  • Using powerful weapon
  • Getting her way
  • Being the center of everyone's attention
  • Drinking ice water at night
  • Cakes and cookies
  • Being a brat
  • The color yellow.

Dislikes[]

  • The Powerpuff Girls
  • The Rowdyruff Boys
  • Anything dirty
  • Being denied throughout anything
  • Being given cheap junk
  • When people don't answer her
  • People failing to do her services
  • Receiving coal
  • Being reverted
  • Being on the naughty list
  • Being defeated
  • Being arrested
  • Having snow on her head
  • Santa Claus
  • Having her property stolen
  • Things not going her way
  • Being ignored
  • Not being paid attention to
  • The Amoeba Boys (birthday Bash)
  • Mojo Jojo (birthday Bash)
  • Robin Snyder

Appearances[]

Gallery[]

Click here to visit Princess Morbucks' gallery

Trivia[]

  • Princess is a slight spoof of the musical Annie, as her name Morbucks is a reference to Warbucks, just as her name is from more bucks, and she looks a little like Annie, but without the afro. She also is based on the 1971 version of Veruca Salt (played by Julie Dawn Cole) from the Roald Dahl novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and its subsequent film adaptations.
  • Princess appears in every season of the 1998 TV series except the first season.
  • During the scene in "Stuck Up, Up, and Away" where she introduces her new outfit to the kindergarten class, the robe she uses to as a drape to cover it is a stylized version of Elizabeth II's coronation/state robes.
  • The villain Femme Fatale, from the third season episode, "Equal Fights", makes a reference to Princess Morbucks as "that little brat".
  • She was rejected membership by both the Powerpuff Girls and the Rowdyruff Boys at least once.
  • In the Powerpuff Girls' 10th anniversary Top 10 Villains countdown, Princess was placed at #4.
  • In Second Chances, HIM lists her sin as "Greed".
  • Princess seems somewhat similar to Mandark from Dexter's Laboratory, as both characters are rivals to the protagonists and can be compared to royalty (Princess's name is also based on a royal status, and Mandark has described himself as a "Monarch of Darkness").
  • In the opening intro, Princess wears white boots and no tights or gloves.
    • Despite debuting in "Stuck Up, Up, and Away" from the second season, she was shown even in the first season's intro when the camera pans across the rogues' gallery. Her attire during the intro was most likely her original planned costume.
  • She is one of the four major enemies of The Powerpuff Girls who are children, the other three being The Rowdyruff Boys.
  • In the anime, she has an older sister named Duchess and a cat named Sapphire.
  • Contrary to popular belief, "Princess" is actually her given name, while "Morbucks" is her last name. From this, she was mistaken to be royal, where in fact, she has an upper-class life since her father is a very wealthy man and not a monarch.
  • She is seen attending to Pokey Oaks Kindergarten twice. In the episode "Stuck Up, Up, and Away", she was attending her first day of school. Later, she was arrested and wasn't seen in school until "'Twas the Fight Before Christmas".
    • It's possible that she was later released out of jail to attend school.
    • In the episode Mo Job her chair is seen empty next to Blossom, there are two drawings of her on the walls of the kindergarten.
  • MsMojo ranked Princess Morbucks as the #4 Powerpuff Girls villain.
  • In "Live & Let Dynamo", Princess was the one of the major villains that were not suspected to be in control of the Dynamo, the other being Sedusa.
  • She and the Gangreen Gang are the only villains that attended school with the girls. Unlike the Gangreen Gang, she is shown attending school with them a second time, despite the Powerpuff Girls' discomfort with her.
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