|The Gangreen Gang|
|Green has never been so evil!|
|Name:||The Gangreen Gang|
|Nickname:||Boys (referred to by Sedusa)|
|Age:||Unknown (ranged from teenage years)|
|First appearance:||Whoopass Stew|
|Last appearance:||The Powerpuff Girls Rule!|
|Episode count:||26 (including The Powerpuff Girls Movie and Whoopass Stew)|
The Gangreen Gang are a gang of monstrous teenaged hoodlums that are green-skinned, disreputable and unhealthy looking (as they may be suffering from Gangrene, a very real life-threatening disease, yet somehow they all remain alive, living at the Townsville city dump). They originally appeared alongside the Amoeba Boys in Whoopass Stew as the villains The Powerpuff Girls are shown fighting in the introduction (rather than fighting every single major recurring villain on the show). They are a tribute to the works of cartoonist Ed Roth, particularly Rat Fink. They also bear a slight resemblance to The Gorillaz and Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.
All gang members have black hair, save for Big Billy, who has red hair. At the end of the episode "Telephonies" they were beaten up by Mojo Jojo, HIM and Fuzzy Lumpkins for making prank calls to the girls which left Mojo, Fuzzy, and Him at the receiving end of their fists when they were simply reading, taking a bath and exercising respectively, none of them intending to attack the city that day.
In the movie, the Gang are the secondary antagonists. First, they (actually, it was the leader, Ace) punch the Professor before he returns home from shopping. They are revealed to be the first villains Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup encountered. This was when they were trying to walk home due to being forbidden to use their powers. Suddenly, they are knocked out by none other than Jojo (The Professor's former lab assistant who later became known as Mojo Jojo). Finally, they are the first villains the girls fight since the latter group is hired as local superheroes, because the gang are eating from a lady's grocery bags. At last, after Blossom beats Ace, Bubbles beats Snake and Grubber, and Buttercup beats Big Billy and Little Arturo, and puts them in jail with Mojo and Fuzzy Lumpkins.
MembersJeff Glen Bennett) is the Gang's leader, and a mean-spirited, bullying, opportunistic rogue. Ace's height is 6'1". He sports a long, straight, greasy, slick-back hairdo, a scraggly mustache, a colored vest-jacket, a pair of shades and even fangs. He looks somewhat vampiric. When he speaks, he sounds like the typical juvenile delinquent—mean and disrespectful. He has a nasally Italian New Yorker accent and he sounds similar to Joe Pesci. He also sounds a lot like the cartoon version of Pip the chipmunk from the 2007 Disney movie Enchanted (also voiced by Bennett). As the Gang's smartest member, he is the instigator of most of their antisocial activities, and he does possess a certain charismatic charm that allows him to sweet-talk people who ought to know better, such as Ms. Keane and even Buttercup in the episode "Buttercrush." His full name is Ace D. Copular. He is 17 years old - the oldest of the Gang. In "Power Lunch," he has cryokinesis, the ability to generate ice and snow (gained from eating popsicles and Slurpees), similar to Blossom's ice breath but a lot more powerful. In the anime, he uses cards as weapons hurling them at his opponents. People say he is the best looking one of the gang. In the book "Buttercup and the Mind-Reading Juice" it is revealed that he is aquaphobic, although in Powerpuff Girls Z episode 50 ("Him's Big Plan: Part 2") he is seen sitting in a hot tub. Ace is of Italian descent and he has 4 younger sisters.
-In the earlier episodes (1998-2002), Ace was shown to have his shirt tucked in. However, in the later episodes he was shown with his shirt out to give him a more "thuggish" look (and possibly to help with the rump issue [the outline of his buttocks was shown in Buttercrush, Slave the Day, and See Me, Feel Me, Gnomey, although the SMFMG scene was recycled footage from Buttercrush], although some people say this style update makes him appear as if he is wearing tights with a one-piece).
-His skin was a more yellowish shade of green, his hair and features were more rounded, he had a few spots or "moles" on his face (these three changes also applied to the other members), and only his upper canines were fangs (similar to a vampire). From 2002 onward, his skin was a darker shade of green, he had a more angular look, the moles disappeared, and all of his teeth were fangs. Sometimes his fangs aren't visible and look more like normal teeth (particularly in the earlier episodes). Also, sometimes only one of his canine fangs is visible, but in some newer episodes (such as Aspirations) he had two visible canine fangs (again, making him look vampiric). His canine fangs almost always protrude from his upper lip.
-In Buttercrush, Schoolhouse Rocked, and Bought and Scold, Ace has pink eyes. However, they are orange in The Powerpuff Girls Rule!! and yellow in the Powerpuff Girls Z series. In every other episode they are either left white or hidden by his sunglasses the whole time.
-In The Powerpuff Girls Movie, The Powerpuff Girls Rule!!, Telephonies, and in some Powerpuff Girls Z episodes, it is revealed that he has pointy ears.
-The only times that Ace is ever shown without his sunglasses are in the episode Buttercrush after Buttercup knocks his sunglasses off (they also get knocked off in the episode Sweet 'N Sour), and in the video game Chemical X-Traction where Ace takes his sunglasses off and throws them like a boomerang.
-In the Whoopass Stew episode, Ace had crooked teeth and Snake had sharp teeth. In the series, Ace's teeth became sharp.
-White baseball shirt with purple sleeves
-Blue and orange ski vest ( always shown opened over the shirt)
-Black Beatle boots
-Red white and blue striped wristbands
-Black Kamina sunglasses
In the anime series he wears a tattered white t-shirt, yellow and orange wristbands, and a red and purple vest.
In Fusionfall, he wears a white shirt, ripped blue jeans, a black leather jacket with a green skull on the back that resembles his face), and one of his wristbands is replaced by an orange bracelet.Tom Kenny) is a slippery, serpentine character who appears somewhat effeminate with a forked tongue, a long, sharply pointed nose, pink slitted eyes, black lips, a skinny body, a kangol hat turned backwards, always pronounced hiss and a snake-like voice. He seems to be the Gang's second-in-command, but mostly this means that he is reduced to a snivelling yes-man to Ace. He does have some personality of his own, but it is usually silenced due to Ace punching him when he speaks out of line. This could imply that Snake is more loyal to his friend Ace than he is independently evil, which makes sense since he can be quite insecure. It is revealed in "Schoolhouse Rocked" that his real name is Sanford D. Ingleberry. He is 15 years old - the second oldest of the Gang. In "Power Lunch," his superpower is elasticity, the ability to stretch himself (gained from chewing gumballs). In the Powerpuff Girls Z episodes, Snake is known as Znake (Ivy in English) and possesses the ability to put people to sleep by rubbing their legs penetrating their nerve endings although he has some problems with Buttercup as she has a lot of protein in her fibers. In the English dub of Powerpuff Girls Z Ivy changes from male to female as a scene would be considered unsuitable if Ivy continued to be male. Due to his face being pointed, he is always shown facing sideways. In the book "Smashing Lumpkins" it is revealed that he weighs ninety pounds. Ivy from Powerpuff Girls Z is his twin sister (according to the fans).
Also in Powerpuff Girls Z, he apparently comes from a wealthy family.
(2002 onwards): Lips are thicker, eyes are darker shade of pink, voice sounds more snake-like and sinister, hairs on neck are gone.
-Brown kangol hat (always worn backwards)
-Striped white guinea tee
-Striped brown shorts
-Black hi-top sneakers
-Black and yellow striped wristbands (sometimes shown as yellow and white)
In the anime he has wavy blue hair covering one eye, a sailor outfit, black and pink hi-tops, and the colors on his wristbands are switched.
Grubber (voiced by Jeff Glen Bennett) is the Gang's most physically grotesque member- untidy hair, enormous chin, ragged, grubby clothes, a long tongue hanging out, and protruding eyes, resembling an Ed "Big Daddy" Roth cartoon and looks as if he has been living in a cave all his life. He also appears to be mostly mute, communicating instead through blowing a raspberry. His father resembles him and has the same speech pattern. He does, however, occasionally demonstrate unexpected talents, such as playing the violin, speaking eloquently or performing impersonations (at first, they were so obvious it was a wonder how he fooled anyone, but later he was able to do them perfectly). His full name is Grubber J. Gribberish. He is same age as Snake and Billy - The middle aged members of the Gang. In "Power Lunch," he can do loud, supersonic belches (gained from drinking fizzy bevrages). In the anime, he has the ability to morph into anyone he wants (although he still retains green skin and purple eyes.)
Grubber is of British descent.
Shirt changed from brown to purple.
Grubber wears a tattered shirt and pants with a rope for a belt. His anime clothes look similar except he now wears black boots.
Big Billy (voiced by Jeff Glen Bennett) is a hulking, fat cyclops with a shock of red hair covering the top half of his face with a single big blue eye underneath. Billy acts as the Gang's muscle. Big Billy's height is 6'11" tall.
Big Billy weights 1014.1 pounds. Though he does at times display a childlike innocence, he mostly just does the bidding of his more savvy and vindictive friends. In the episode "School House Rocked," it is revealed that his real name is William W. Williams and that he is a Cyclops. Big Billy loves to eat and will gobble more junk than the rest of the gang. In one episode, he was saved by the Powerpuff Girls and began following them everywhere out of sheer gratitude, but eventually he became more of a hindrance than a help. He's the same age as Snake and Grubber- the middle-aged members of the Gang. In "Power Lunch," he is just a rock (gained from eating hard candy). In the anime, he possesses super strength (although he is not as strong as Buttercup as he can only lift a normal car over his head and she can lift the Professor's van with only one hand).
-Green shirt with yellow stripes on the sleeves
-Blue cuffed jeans with a belt
In the anime he wears a white one-shoulder shirt and spiked wristbands and still wears blue jeans.
Lil' Arturo (voiced by Tom Kenny and by Carlos Alazraqui in two episodes) is a malevolent Mexican midget with straight hair swept forward over one eye who looks as if he just jumped out of a Picasso painting, Li'l Arturo seems to take the most amusement from the Gang's activities. He appears to be a reference to the 1970 George Akiyama manga "Zeni Geba," and sounds very much like Señor Wences. He carries around a switchblade-styled comb he refers to as his "daughter" and calls "Maria Conchita Teresa Rosalita." He has a rather prominent underbite. His full name is Arturo de la Guerra. ("De la guerra" is Spanish for "of war." This could imply that, since "Arturo" is so close to the word "art" and the equivalent Spanish word, "arte," his name may be a reference to Sun Tzu's The Art of War.) He is 14 years old - the youngest of the Gang. In "Power Lunch," his superpower is super-speed (gained from drinking coffee). He possesses this ability as well in the anime but is not very good at using his powers. His accent had to be changed in later episodes because the producers feared complaints of Latino stereotypes.
-Red shirt with a white shirt underneath
In the anime (even though he is a boy in the English dub) he wears a frilly pink dress with matching shoes.
- Whoopass Stew(title sequence. Lil Arturo is the only one with a speaking line. All he said was "ow.")
- Buttercrush (first appearance after Whoopass Stew. Lil Arturo was voiced by Carlos Alazraqui in this episode, then by Tom Kenny in every following episode.)
- Schoolhouse Rocked
- Slave the Day
- Daylight Savings (cameo)
- Twisted Sister (cameo)
- Criss Cross Crisis (with girl voices)
- Bought and Scold (non-speaking appearances, although Lil Arturo does laugh in one scene)
- Power Lunch
- Moral Decay
- Film Flam (cameo)
- Shotgun Wedding (picture cameo)
- The Boys are Back in Town (cameo)
- See Me, Feel Me, Gnomey (with Ace being the only clearly heard singer, although Big Billy is seen singing at the end with the other characters)
- Bang For Your Buck
- Documentary (cameo)
- Girls Gone Mild (cameo)
- Sweet 'N Sour (cameo)
- Live and Let Dynamo (in the Girls' imaginations)
- A Made Up Story (cameo)
- West in Pieces (as Gang Verde, Ace and Snake are the only ones who talk)
- Roughing It Up (cameo by Ace, Snake, and Big Billy only)
- The Powerpuff Girls Rule! (Ace is the only one with any lines)
- The Powerpuff Girls Movie (Ace has the only speaking lines)
- Smashing Lumpkins
- Bought and Scold (based on the episode)
- DC Comics series (for some reason, the colors on Ace's vest are usually messed up. Also, in one issue where the Gang was stealing socks, Grubber actually spoke.)
- Buttercup and the Mind-Reading Juice
- No Girls Allowed
- Where Is Chicken Pox
- The Valentine's Day Mix-Up
- The Powerpuff Girls Movie: A Novelization
- Party Savers
- Scary Princess
- Teeth Thief (based on the Moral Decay episode)
- Mojo Mayhem
- Paint The Townsville Green (Gameboy Color)
- Chemical X-Traction (Ace and Big Billy only) (N64)
- Him and Seek (Gameboy Advance)
- Relish Rampage (Gamecube)
- Gamesville (PC)
- Cartoon Network's FusionFall (Ace only, although Lil Arturo is mentioned, and jackets for all the gang members are available) (Online)
- Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion XL (Ace makes a cameo) (Wii)
Ace appears in the online game FusionFall, where he and the Gang are in a rock band. He is also older and is dating Buttercup (known as Belladonna in the game after she gets amnesia due to a fight with Mojo Jojo. Ace took her in under this name and she now uses it as a stage name.) In the game Ace is about 25 and Buttercup is about 13, since the Girls are now in middle school. Their couple name, according to the fans, is Acecuppo or Acecuppa. Also known as Acercup. Also, Ace has a barely noticeable goatee instead of a mustache.
Fans have also paired Ace up with Snake. This is known as Snace. April is Snace month on the internet. Although this is a non-canon pairing, it has been very subtly hinted that Snake is close with Ace.
In the English dub of the anime series, Ivy has a crush on Ace.
In the video game Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion XL (Wii), Ace is shown in the "tips" screen along with other Cartoon Network characters who do not appear in-game, such as Johnny Bravo's mother, etc.
In Powerpuff Girls Z
This version of the Gangrene Gang is basically similar to the original with a few exceptions:
- In the original series, the Gangreen Gang had white teeth and their tongues would be either green or pink (with the exception of Grubber). In the anime, they had yellow teeth and their tongues were always pink. Also, their skin is a darker shade of green and they have no "moles."Also,each member comes from a family like them,only without the green skin.
- Ace is known as Ace Haramatsu (Bobby Green in the English dub). He is voiced by Andrew Francis. Unlike the original, he does not have a New York accent and his hair has tints of green in it. Otherwise, he looks very similar to the original Ace.
- Snake is referred to as Znake by the fans (he is a girl named Ivy in the English dub). Ivy looks almost nothing like the original Snake; she has blue wavy hair covering one eye and a sailor outfit. Ivy apparently has a crush on Ace, as seen in episode 14 (Attack of the Gangreen Gang). Ivy comes from a wealthy family and loves the computer. In fact,she once told her father, "Relax, Papa. Just leave me on for sixteen hours a day" To which her 'papa' responded "No wonder she's turning green." She is voiced by Tabitha St. Germain.
- Lil Arturo is a girl in the Japanese version and is known as Weevil (or Artura, according to the fans). He looks almost nothing like the original Lil Arturo. In the English dub he is a boy but still wears a pink dress and pink scarf. Unlike the original, he does not have a Mexican accent. He has green hair and no nose. He is voiced by Maryke Hendrikse.
- Grubber is known as Lunk in the English dub. He is voiced by Peter New. He looks almost nothing like the original Grubber and he doesn't have a nose, he doesn't communicate with blowing raspberries, and his eyes don't pop out of his head, he can also shapeshift and he has purple eyes.
- Big Billy is known as Big Boy in the English dub. He is voiced by Richard Ian Cox. He looks very similar to the original Big Billy except he has brown hair and one eye mostly shown. He is also much smarter.
- All of the members (except Ivy) had their original names from the original Powerpuff Girls series in their first appearances (Ace, Grubber, etc.) but were later changed (Bobby Green, Lunk, etc.).
- This version of the Gang has their hideout as an abandoned apartment in the city, unlike the originals who hung out in a shack at the city dump. Also, this version actually spends time with their families, while the originals did not.
|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|