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"Behold your saviors, The Powerpuff Girls, here to stamp out crime and villainy and bring safety to all! -Blossom ("Town and Out")
Name: Blossom
Nickname: Commander and the Leader
Alias: The Smart One
Gender: Female
Age: 5
First appearance: "A Sticky Situation!"
Last appearance: "The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed"
Episode count: All (excluding "Custody Battle" and "West in Pieces" (although her Wild West counterpart is present))
Voice actor: Jennifer Fried (1992)
Catherine Cavadini (1995-present)
Nicole Bouma (Momoko Akatsutsumi (Hyper Blossom) from PPGZ)
Family: Professor Utonium (father)
Bubbles (sister)
Buttercup (sister)
Bunny (Deceased sister)
Creator: Professor Utonium

Blossom (voiced by Catherine Cavadini) is one of the three main characters in animated television series The Powerpuff Girls.

Appearance and Personality

Blossom has long bright orange waist-length hair with a triangular part and bangs and pink eyes. She wears a pink dress with a red bow on the top of her head and a heart-shaped hairclip when seen from behind. As the smartest member and self-proclaimed leader of the Powerpuff Girls, she is often seen as the most mature, level-headed and composed member of the group. She can also be fussy, overbearing, vain, and overly analytical at times. She tends to "mother" Bubbles and Buttercup, and often tries to play peacemaker between the two if they fight, but ironically she is quick to argue with Buttercup who acts on impulse as opposed to her analytical nature. She is naturally caring to mainly her sisters, but also the Professor as well. In "A Very Special Blossom," we are shown a darker side to Blossom when she resorts to stealing the Pro-Excellence 2000 Golf Clubs for the Professor, who later says it's his fault for putting too much value in a material item instead of the love for the Girls. For this, her first (and fortunately only) offense, Blossom was sentenced to 200 hours of community service, which was a harsh reminder to her and to all that crime doesn't pay.

Blossom is shown to lavish intellect-enhancing toys and is often seen, in her free time, curled up with a good book. In the episode "Power-Noia" Blossom has nightmares about failing a test for which she forgot to study, only to find out that HIM is behind the girls' nightmares. The same episode establishes that Blossom is the smartest girl in Townsville.

In addition, Blossom is also the one behind the strategies and plans that the Girls themselves often use in battle. In the episode "Mime for a Change, " she can play rock guitar. After the girls were created in The Powerpuff Girls Movie, Professor named her Blossom for speaking freely and honesty to him, and for being the first to speak (especially to him). Her personality ingredient is "everything nice," and her signature color is pink. She also stated in an interview for The Powerpuff Girls Movie that she finds inspiration from female superheroes.

Likes and Dislikes

Likes

  • Baths
  • Reading books
  • Her Hair
  • Pink
  • Robin Snyder
  • Her sisters Bubbles and Buttercup
  • Being with her sisters
  • Learning
  • Games
  • Going to School
  • Her favorite cereal (Lucky Captain Rabbit King Nuggets)
  • Being a hero
  • Taking the role of the oldest of the girls (although she's 5 like her sisters)
  • Making Plans
  • Crime Fighting
  • Being the Leader
  • The City of Townsville
  • Playing Dress up
  • Seeing her sisters getting along
  • The Professor
  • Being a daughter-figure of Professor Utonium
  • Her powers
  • Keeping the city safe
  • April
  • The Powerpuff Hotline
  • Smooth jazz music
  • Movies in a really cool theater (as do her sisters)
  • Tag 

Dislikes

  • Crime
  • Villains
  • Being Tricked
  • Her ego being hurt.
  • Being defeated in a fight
  • Watching her sisters argue
  • Being thought of as stupid
  • Having her hair butchered
  • School Bullies
  • Liver and Onions
  • Bugs
  • Spiders
  • The Town of Citiesville
  • Failing Tests
  • Silence in Townsville (as seen in Mime For A Change)
  • Being embarrassed
  • Cooties (one-time)
  • Bubbles being out of bed just to look for Octi when Blossom needs her sleep (according to a flashback in "Octi-Gone").
  • Silent movies (as do her sisters)

Alter-ego

In Super Zeroes Blossom's alter-ego superheroine is Liberty Belle. She is dressed with a gold-plated eagle

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hairbow, a "stars and stripes" dress, a blue bodysuit with a big white star on the front, blue shoes, a long red cape, a star-shaped hairclip when seen from behind and gold bracelets. She constrains foes with her "Lariet of Guilt." She chose this persona after reading a comic of her favorite superheroine Freedom Gal (as inspired by Wonder Woman.) Her mode of transportation is via driving her "Freedom Mobile" designed in red white
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Power Puff Girls Z Liberty Belle

and blue Stars and Stripes. It is a large blue car with red and white stripes on the hood, big gold wings in back, a white star on each side, and a jet exhaust nozzle mounted on the back of it.


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Special Abilities

Her special superpower is "Ice Breath" as revealed in the episode "Ice Sore," though in the same episode, she has been known to breathe flame and fire from her mouth as well as solid ice. In "Ice Sore," surprised by her new found ability, Bubbles and Buttercup become very jealous of their sister.

In that same episode, Blossom revealed that after she saved Townsville from the flaming meteor with her ice breath she used it all but this was revealed not to be true because in other episodes she used it again, suggesting that she is only capable of using this power a limited amount, before having to regain it. Blossom has the unique ability among the Powerpuff Girls to speak Chinese. (revealed in "Little Miss Interprets," contrary to Bubbles's knowledge of many foreign languages). She can also read Chinese (revealed in "The Bare Facts"). Blossom's hair bow is revealed to be a highly explosive timer bomb, seen in Forced Kin. It is considered the Powerpuff Girls' last resort of defeating an enemy.

Many of her unique abilities include:

  • Ice Breath
  • Fire breath
  • Pink lightning bolts
  • Microscopic vision
  • Pink laser eye beams
  • Advanced intelligence & knowledge
  • Enhanced intuition
  • Intuitive aptitude
  • Danger Sense
  • Expert leadership skills
  • Apt planning skills
  • Master strategist 

Blossom, Commander and the Leader

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In this shot from "The Bare Facts", Blossom gives Mojo a good punch.

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Bubbles and Buttercup asking for advice from Blossom.

The most outgoing and intelligent of her sisters, Blossom is the Powerpuff Girls' natural leader. She is quick-thinking, logical, analytical and has a strong sense of justice. She is the one who comes up with new team maneuvers and directs the Girls in battle. It's when she keeps everyone working as a team that her real abilities as a leader shine. Blossom enjoys her position and knows she's best suited for it; this can make her seem bossy and arrogant, but she is always willing to acknowledge a better idea and has the best interests of her sisters and Townsville at heart. She therefore has many arguments with Buttercup, as Buttercup thinks she should be the leader as she is the 'toughest fighter'

Weaknesses

  • All of the Powerpuff Girls have shown a complete weakness to fly-paper (Shown in the episode Stray Bullet).
  • The Powerpuff Girls can endure extreme temperatures, such as lava. But they are still vulnerable to extreme exposure of sunlight, which affects them similar to how ordinary people are affected. They can handle much greater exposure than regular humans though.
  • Blossom is afraid of not being there enough for everyone, not showing good enough leadership qualities, failing in class, ect. This can make her self confidence quite vulnerable at times.

Gallery

CLICK HERE TO VISIT BLOSSOM'S GALLERY

Powerpuff Girls Z Appearances

In Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z, Blossom's real name is Momoko Akatsutsumi (赤堤ももこ, Akatsutsumi Momoko) /
Momoko Akatsusumi-Hyper Blossom

Hyper Blossom (Momoko Akatsutsumi)

Hyper Blossom (ハイパー・ブロッサム,HaipāBurossamu), 'Seiyū: Emiri Katou. Momoko is the first member of the Powerpuff Girls Z squad and the main character of the series. She transforms using the phrase "Hyper Blossom" and uses a yo-yo. Like the original, she's the self-proclaimed leader of the team. However, she is more intelligent than the original Blossom, is a bit boy-crazy, given to crushes and romantic fantasies, and is also an otaku. She is very familiar with the mahou shojo genre, along with some typical anime/super sentai concepts and is regarded as a "hero maniac" in school, especially by Kaoru. Momoko also has a strong appetite for sugary foods. Momoko was the first to encounter Mojo Jojo at the park after buying candy. If she doesn't eat sweets for a long time she can get very cranky. Although often distracted and has been known to whine, Momoko tries her best to protect Tokyo City, lead the girls, and help her friends regardless of her situation (In one instance, when Momoko is unable to transform, she tries to fight alongside Miyako (Rolling Bubbles) and Karou (Powered Buttercup) wearing a sentai hero mask). Often she can be very clever and crafty when needed, usually being the first to come up with a plan to trick or defeat a monster that the girls are having trouble with. She has a younger sister named Kuriko. She plans to be married in the future. She is represented by hearts.

Momoko uses a yo-yo, the string of which can extend and retract at will, giving Momoko full control over its movements. Blossom can also control the spin on the yo-yo as well as have it emit pink energy blasts. Momoko currently has the most attacks of any of the three girls. She introduces a new attack every episode. The names of her attacks are mainly based on sweets and she never repeats the same sweet name in other episodes. Some of her attacks are "Wedding Cake Blossom Finish," "Strawberry Big-Luck Spin," "Ice Cream Shoot," and "Shooting Yo-yo." Momoko has no real main attack as she will use a different attack every episode, but many of the attacks resemble the Shooting Yo-yo and Spinning Yo-yo attacks in the first episode with some attacks having additional properties, such as a multi-hit property or the ability to catch objects. Momoko, like the original American cartoon Blossom, can also throw her ribbon like a bomb at the enemy.


Trivia

  • Blossom is the only member of the Powerpuff Girls with long hair.
  • Blossom's pink color may be a reference to the leaders usually wearing red or shades of red in Power Rangers and Super Sentai and many similar shows of Japanese origin (Pink is a lighter shade of red, which is usually chosen to look more feminine).
  • Blossom has the least votes as the most favorite Powerpuff Girl, as proven by polls online.
  • Blossom was the first Powerpuff Girl to get her name.
  • Blossom was also the first Powerpuff Girl to speak.
  • Blossom has a hair clip on the back with a red heart on it.
  • Blossom is the only Powerpuff Girl who wears a red bow.
  • She is the only one having decorations in her hair.
  • In her interview for the movie, Blossom expresses her displeasure at being labelled "the smart one" as she believes it always means "the boring one". She further claims to be as cute as Bubbles and as tough as Buttercup calling herself "the whole package".
  • Blossom has more dialogue in "Meat Fuzzy Lumpkins" and "Crime 101" than her sisters.
  • Blossom never reveals where she gets the giant jar in "Insect Inside" and the giant match in "Reeking Havoc".
  • Blossom always wants to be the leader and she brags about it to the girls (Bubbles and Buttercup).
  • Blossom makes a cameo appearance in Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. Her face was a sticker in the episode "Say It Isn't Sew."
  • In "The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed" She threw a tantrum along with her sisters to get a video game. This is odd for her, being the most mature of the Girls.
  • In the introduction of the start of every episode, she is always the first to flash by the screen (as a pink girl-shaped blast) and the first to fly.
The Powerpuff Girls
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Episodes and VHS/DVD releases - The Powerpuff Girls Movie - Powerpuff Girls Z
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
Misc. Superpowers - Townsville
Creator: Craig McCracken

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