Posts by Hannah Donnelly

Blisstina ‘Bliss’ Utonium

Years before Professor Utonium (Tom Kane) created the Powerpuff Girls — Blossom (Amanda Leighton), Bubbles (Kristen Li), and Buttercup (Natalie Palamides) — he created Blisstina Utonium (Olivia Olson), better known as Bliss. After accidentally adding Chemical W to a mix of sugar, spice, and everything nice, Bliss was created as the “perfect little girl”…but with superpowers. At some point in her childhood, her powers began to manifest in a volatile manner whenever she felt emotions too strongly. After accidentally blowing up the house, she sends herself into exile. She reunites with her family in the Powerpuff Girls special, “The Power of Four.”

Adrien Agreste

Adrien Agreste (Bryce Papenbrook) is the day-to-day identity of the teen superhero Cat Noir in Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir. He uses the Cat Miraculous, a ring inhabited by a creature called Plagg, in order to turn into his feline-themed alter ego. Adrien and Marinette share both requited and unrequited feelings for each other, depending on which persona they’re in. As classmates, Marinette crushes on Adrien, but as heroes the roles are reversed.

Lust

Dark, mysterious, and seductive, Lust (Laura Bailey / Kikuko Inoue) is a homunculus named after one of the seven deadly sins. In the Fullmetal Alchemist franchise, she is a major antagonist and enemy of Edward (Vic Mignogna / Romi Park) and Alphonse Elric (Maxey Whitehead / Rie Kugimiya). Lust is the only female homunculus and (in the manga/Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood) serves as the leader until she is destroyed by Roy Mustang (Travis Willingham / Shinichiro Miki). Her homunculus mark is located on her chest as reference to her particular sin.

Peach and Daisy from Mario Sports Mix

While Princess Peach is instantly recognizable as Mushroom Kingdom’s damsel in distress in many of the Mario franchise’s games, her counterpart Princess Daisy is also a frequently appearing character in Mario spinoffs. In most titles, Daisy wears a variation of Peach’s dress with slightly different details and in a sunny orange and yellow color scheme. In the various Mario sports games, Peach and Daisy keep their respective palettes, but in athletic wear.

Near from Death Note

The younger and more gifted of L’s successors, Near (Noriko Hidaka / Cathy Weseluck) is characterized by his eerie monochromatic appearance in the Death Note manga. In the anime, his outfit is near the same except for the color of his baggy pajama pants. Despite his genius intellect, he is both childish in his looks and in his mannerisms.

Koopa Troopa

The lowly Koopa Troopa is a minion of Bowser in the Mario franchise. They’re most often seen with green or red shells, and are one of the most common enemies that a player might find in-game. They’re easily disposed of by simply jumping up and bopping them on the head.

Princess Tiana as Waitress

Arguably the most hardworking and ambitious of all of Disney’s princesses, Tiana (Anika Noni Rose) is the protagonist of The Princess and The Frog. She is a cook and waitress living in Jazz Age New Orleans, with the dream of opening her own restaurant. After a series of misadventures involving voodoo, bayou creatures, and a Maldonian prince, she eventually accomplishes her goal.

Mai Valentine

In Yu-Gi-Oh!, a beautiful and largely arrogant duelist, Mai Valentine (Haruhi Terada / Megan Hollingshead) is a rival of Yugi Muto (Shunsuke Kazama / Dan Green) and his friends. She cons and seduces men out of money and victories with her faux-psychic powers and her Harpies deck. After spending more time with the protagonists of the series, however, she becomes less cold and hesitant to the idea of having actual friends.

Jay Bilzerian

In Big Mouth, the youngest boy in a violently dysfunctional family, Jay Blizerian (Jason Mantzoukas) is a friend of Andrew, Nick, and Jessi. Jay is passionate about magic tricks, his pillow, and not getting pummeled by his older brothers. Later in the first season, Jay and Jessi start to become closer romantically.

Jessi Glaser from Big Mouth

A close friend of Andrew and Nick in Big Mouth, Jessi Glaser (Jessi Klein) is just another girl trying to navigate the beginning of her teen years. After getting her period for the first time on a school field trip, she meets the Hormone Monstress and shenanigans ensue. One of her first acts of pubescent rebellion is in buying a scandalous red push-up bra.