Sara Bellum
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Name: Sara Bellum
Nickname: Ms. Bellum
Bellum
Sweet Cheeks
Gender: Female
Age: Most likely about the same age as Professor Utonium & Ms. Keane
First appearance: "Monkey See, Doggie Do"
Last appearance: "The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed"
Voice actor: Jennifer Martin
Julie Nathanson (young)

"Mayor! Townsville needs the Girls!"

Ms. Sara Bellum is a character in the Cartoon Network animated series The Powerpuff Girls. She is voiced by Jennifer Martin.

Biography

Ms. Bellum is the Mayor's loyal secretary, deputy and the "brains" of his operations, as the Mayor himself believes that she is the real head of Townsville, describing her as "the brains behind the man". She handles things the Mayor can't, which is practically everything. She is also a loyal ally and friend of the Powerpuff Girls, often aiding them in various episodes and enjoys hanging out with them (some fans even refer to Ms. Bellum as the 4th Powerpuff Girl). She speaks with a throaty, alluring and quite unruffled calm voice.

Ms. Bellum's face is rarely shown onscreen, except for in the form of a dog in "Monkey See, Doggie Do", and "The Powerpuff Girls Rule!" briefly revealing part of it. Otherwise, whenever she appears, an object will either block her face or the camera will cut off everything above her neck. Whenever she becomes the center of attention (such as when Blossom's mind was switched to her body or when she and Sedusa fought), her mass of curly hair simply covers her face. Other onscreen characters often claim that she is very pretty, with the exception of the abrasive Talking Dog.

In the bleak future of the episode "Speed Demon", Ms. Bellum expresses an obsessive attachment to the Mayor's hat out of grief, insinuating that she is in love with him, despite the fact that he is already married and is 40 years older than her.

Ms. Bellum also attended elementary school with the Professor and Ms. Keane prior to the creation of the Powerpuff Girls.

Ms. Bellum is shown to be a recluse as she is not married and when not at the mayor's office, she rarely socializes with anyone outside of work (though she did attend the girls' birthday party in Birthday Bash and the Professor's dinner party in Octi Gone).

Appearance

Ms. Bellum is a tall, curvy, skinny and strikingly gorgeous woman with lush, ivory, tan skin and curly, vibrant, strawberry red hair. Before the episode "The Powerpuff Girls Rule!!!", her face was never shown, always remaining hidden. However, every now and then, her chin has been shown on occasion, but it's never consistent what it really looks like, as it is pointed in some shots, and rounded in others.

Ms. Bellum's face in the The Powerpuff Girls Rule!!!

In the episode "The Powerpuff Girls Rule!!!", Ms. Bellum's face was finally shown for a brief second, albeit not in its entirety. Only one of her eyes was visible, as the other was covered by her hair. Her visible eye was closed at the time, with only a black eyelash coming off the side of it, making it unknown what her eye color is. She also has bright red lips and a rounded chin.

Ms. Bellum wears a bright, red buttoned down blouse, with a black belt wrapped around her thin, hourglass-shaped waist, a black choker with a golden gem in it and a pair of ruby heels. Her dress exposes cleavage and much of her long legs.

Occasionally, Ms. Bellum wears different outfits depending on the situation:

Ms. Bellum in "Impeach Fuzz".

  • In "Impeach Fuzz", Fuzzy Lumpkins becomes the Mayor of Townsville and has Ms. Bellum dress up for his pleasure. She dresses in a white top with red polka dots and short, denim shorts and a light brown belt. She is barefoot and has her hair styled in pigtails.
  • In "Something's a Ms.", Sedusa kidnaps Ms. Bellum and forces her into a disguise of herself, complete with a face mask and covering her exposed skin with white makeup to match Sedusa's. She wears Sedusa's red leotard with red long gloves, red thigh-high boots, red fishnet stockings and black pantyhose worn under the fishnets. When she rips the face mask off, her curly hair bursts out intact. After her and Sedusa fight in the pool, her hair is soaking wet and the white makeup washes off her skin, revealing her normal tan skin.
  • In "Criss Cross Crisis", Blossom switches bodies with Ms. Bellum, waking up in Ms. Bellum's sleep attire, consisting of a red nightgown robe and slippers with purple highlights and a "B" imprinted on the robe. Ms. Bellum's hair is also messy. She later changes into an adult-sized version of Blossom's normal dress; a short, tight pink dress with a black belt, white tights and black shoes.Blossom also styles Ms. Bellum's hair differently.

Personality

Ms. Bellum has a very calm and understanding personality, which makes her a very good role model and good source of advice for the Powerpuff Girls. While she remains calm at most times, she still tends to panic when a situation escalates and she especially shows anger towards the Mayor when he acts idiotic. Despite how moronic the Mayor is, she always remains loyal to him.

Ms. Bellum has also been shown to be witty, sassy and sarcastic at rare times. Such as in Equal Fights, she sarcastically told Blossom that the Mayor should "use his own superpowers to save the day" when she asked why the Mayor can't save the city on his own. She mainly shows this dry wit towards the Mayor due to his moronic nature.

Outside of the Mayor's office, Ms. Bellum is rarely shown to be socializing with anyone, is not married, and most likely stays in her house, implying that she is a recluse. Because of this, Sedusa was able to take advantage of Ms. Bellum's quiet and reclusive nature in Something's a Ms. by tying her up in her home, disguising herself as Ms. Bellum and forcing her to wear a disguise of herself. No one had noticed until the Mayor was sent a message deliberately. Like the Professor and Ms. Keane, Ms. Bellum is also single, but unlike them, she has not expressed interest in dating anyone, further implying herself as a recluse.

Abilities

Ms. Bellum is very intelligent, able to become a voice of reason for the Powerpuff Girls and occasionally solves problems neither the girls, the Professor nor the Mayor can solve. Her intelligence is often seen throughout the series, such as her advice helping the girls out in "The Rowdyruff Boys" and "Equal Fights", ultimately saving the day in each episode.

Ms. Bellum tackling Sedusa.

In the episode "Something's a Ms.", Ms. Bellum is shown to be a good fighter, able to hold her own against Sedusa, a supervillian with superpowers able to take on the Powerpuff Girls, while having no superpowers herself (however Sedusa does not use much of her powers on Ms. Bellum). Her major feats include tackling Sedusa through a window and knocking her out cold underwater for a short moment. Also shown is her great resistance and perseverance to pain, as Ms. Bellum takes many hits from Sedusa, including from hair whips meant to take out a Powerpuff Girl, being tossed around into various objects, and taking punches underwater while holding her breath for a prolonged time.

Weaknesses

Ms. Bellum grabbed by Sedusa, lifted in the air, and lashed in the face.

Being an ordinary human with no superpowers, Ms. Bellum is vulnerable to many dangers seen on the show, same as the rest of the citizens of Townsville.

Ms. Bellum worn out after her fight with Sedusa.

Ms. Bellum's weaknesses are shown mostly in "Something's a Ms.", where she is shown in peril or getting hurt in a multitude of ways; she gets tied to a chair and was only able to get out with the help of Blossom. Ms. Bellum is also very easy to grab, as she later gets grabbed by Sedusa's hair, lifted into the air, and lashed in the face by Sedusa, all in a matter of seconds. Afterwards, she gets thrown around like a rag doll, landing and breaking into various objects, taking heavy hits with little to no retaliation from her. Ms. Bellum was also very fatigued after their fight in the pool and only won with the help of the Powerpuff Girls.

Episode Appearances

Trivia

  • Ms. Bellum's name is a pun on "cerebellum," the part of the brain that controls motor control such as attention, language, and emotion. It works on many levels since she is usually the "logical" thinker in most situations and that she is the one who tells the mayor what he should do since he "lacks" said motor skills.

    Sara's brief appearance in Chowder episode "The Hot Date"

  • Ms. Bellum appears in the Cartoon Network show Chowder episode "The Hot Date" at the ending.
  • Some scenes in The Powerpuff Girls with Ms. Bellum have animation errors of her neck being too long at times.
  • Ms. Bellum's home address is 69 Yodelinda Valley Ln.
  • The episode "Insect Inside" reveals her first name to be Sara.
  • Ms. Bellum's house has been shown twice where it is first shown in "Something's a Ms." and again in "Criss Cross Crisis".
  • Ms. Sara Bellum's character is very similar to Mac's mother from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.
    • Both are designed to not have their faces shown (although there could be brief moments).
  • In "Abracadaver", there is a woman who sounds like Ms. Bellum.
  • Ms. Bellum and Ms. Keane are the only main characters who didn't appear in See Me, Feel Me, Gnomey.

    Ms. Bellum in her brief appearance in The Powerpuff Girls.

  • Ms. Bellum was removed from the 2016 reboot by having her leave due to accumulating too many vacation hours and wanting to exploit them. Executive producer Nick Jennings reasoned that the staff "felt like Ms. Bellum wasn't quite indicative of the kind of messaging [they] wanted to be giving out at this time".
    • Many viewers were upset at this change, believing that the removal was an attempt at maximizing the show's kid-friendliness that ignored Bellum's perceived strengths.
  • Judging by Ms. Bellum's red hair and tan skin, it's possible that Ms. Bellum is of Irish and Italian descent.
  • The reason why Ms. Bellum is a recluse has never been explained, though it's possible she tried fitting in, but was never accepted by others due to her intelligent nature (in other words, she was rejected by those around her for being different).

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Characters: The Powerpuff Girls  (Main: Blossom - Bubbles - Buttercup Other: Bunny - Bullet) - Professor Utonium - Mayor - Ms. Bellum - Ms. Keane
Mojo Jojo - Fuzzy Lumpkins - HIM - Princess Morbucks - The Rowdyruff Boys (Brick - Boomer - Butch) - The Amoeba Boys - Sedusa - Gangreen Gang - Minor characters
Video Games: Fifth Generation Games:  Chemical X-Traction (PS, N64) - Bad Mojo Jojo (GBC) - Paint the Townsville Green (GBC) - Battle HIM (GBC)
Sixth Generation Games:  Relish Rampage (PS2, GCN) - Mojo Jojo-A-Go-Go (GBA) - HIM and Seek (GBA)
Seventh Generation Games:  Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z (DS)
PC Games:  Mojo Jojo Clone Zone - Princess Snorebucks - Mojo Jojo's Pet Project
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