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Gumball Tristopher Watterson

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Character Information
Gender: Male ♂
Also known as: Gummypuss (by Nicole in "The Meddler")
Trisha (in "The Club")
The Blue One (only by Granny Jojo in "The Kiss")
GumballOopsEggWobbleUnderpants (in "The Dress")
Species: Cat
Age: 12
Friends: Darwin,
Penny (girlfriend),
Carrie,
Tobias (at times),
Banana Joe,
Leslie,
Rocky,
Tina Rex (at times),
Mr. Robinson (unrequited),
Bobert,
Molly,
Idaho,
Sarah
Enemies: Miss Simian,
Jamie,
Tobias (at times),
Tina Rex (at times),
Mrs. Robinson,
Alan (at times),
Rob (nemesis)
Relatives: Darwin (adoptive brother)
Anais (sister)
Nicole (mother)
Richard (father)
Granny Jojo (paternal grandmother)
Frankie (paternal grandfather)
Louie (paternal step-grandfather)
Mr. Senicourt (maternal grandfather)
Mrs. Senicourt (maternal grandmother)
Occupation: Student
First Appearance: The early reel (prototype)
"The DVD" (final concept)
Voice: Nicky Jones
(Early reel)
Logan Grove
(Seasons 1-2, most of "The Kids")
Jacob Hopkins
(the ending of "The Kids," the rest of Season 3-"The Copycats")
Nicolas Cantu
("The Copycats"-present)
Gallery Quotes
Color Scheme
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Gumball (formerly Zach) Tristopher Watterson is the main character of The Amazing World of Gumball. He is a twelve-year-old, light blue male cat that goes to Elmore Junior High, with his ten-year-old adopted brother and best friend Darwin, and his four-year-old sister Anais. Gumball is in Miss Simian's class. As of "The Shell," Gumball is dating Penny.

Appearance

Early Concept

Originally, Gumball was meant to be a blue dog. Not much thought was put into this choice as it was more of a placeholder than a final design. As the creators developed the character further, they decided to make him a black cat in order fit the personality they had in mind for him: unlucky, but optimistic (black cats symbolize bad luck). The creators found this trait to be too restricting in terms of possible plots and stories. In addition, a silhouette cat would be "hard to read" on the backgrounds planned for the show. The decision was finally reached to have him blue, a decision that Bocquelet liked because blue isn't a color usually found on cats, and it had a "70's-80's Japanese mascot" sort of feel.

Final Design

In the actual show, Gumball is a light blue cat. On his oversized head, he has six whiskers, but only five are visible most of the time, because his head is mostly shown at an angle. He usually wears grey trousers, coupled with a tan sweater, which has brown cuffs and a brown collar. Like his mother and father, Gumball doesn't wear shoes, and is the only member of the Wattersons without visible eyelashes, although, in some episodes, he is seen with visible eyelashes, like in "The Refund" and "The Boss." The inside of his mouth is pink, his tongue is light pink, and his nose is orange.

In Season 2, his design changes slightly. His head and his whiskers are bigger, while his eyes and tooth are rounder.

In Season 3, Gumball's eyes are permanently round along with the rest of the Wattersons.

Personality

Gumball is a very imaginative person. Despite his mediocre academic performance, he can be surprisingly brilliant when it comes to formulating all sorts of mischievous schemes. This side of him can be seen in episodes such as "The Plan," in which he quickly formulates a basic outline to he and his siblings plan to "save" their mother, and in "The Scam," in which he forms a crafty scheme that will allow him to cleanly heist the town's candy effortlessly. Such a side may also suggest Gumball is smarter than he lets on, as hinted by his expansive vocabulary, cooking skills, and ukulele skills as well.

Gumball is also pretty optimistic. Despite his cynicism towards society itself, as seen in episodes such as "The Bumpkin" and "The Money," he is still fairly positive in what to expect out of people (though there are exceptions). When his family is financially suffering in "The Money," he's quick to tell them of the joys of family and pushes them to be more optimistic. In "The Others," he's quick to reject Clare's notion of "no happy ending," only wanting to see her have a happy ending (no matter how forced it was). He's also happy to help others, as seen in "The Void," "The Upgrade," and "The Slide," in which in all three he went great lengths to assist Molly, Bobert, and Rocky, respectively.

In general, Gumball is very protective of his loved ones. On multiple occasions, he's quick to go into a sort of "over-protective" mode whenever anybody tries to hurt his siblings, Darwin and Anais, as seen in "The Parasite," in which he tried to nearly poison Jodie when she thought she was hurting Anais, or in "The Rerun,"in which he aimlessly tried to attack Rob out of rage when Darwin died.

Despite him being a good and positive person on the inside, Gumball is very snarky and sarcastic towards people who aren't his family or his girlfriend, Penny (and even then, he can be an allack towards his siblings at times). He's quick to diffuse all sorts of quips towards others, ranging from fairly harmless to sometimes blunt and rude. As demonstrated in episodes such as "The Stories" and "The Test," these snarky comments are impulsive and sometimes, he can't help it.

Gumball also has a fairly massive ego, which seems to be a fault of his. When it's not tamed properly, his ego can drive him to do some pretty jerky things. Darwin tapping into his musical talents in "The Triangle" caused Gumball to have short-lived jealousy towards him before he realized he was wrong. His ego also explains his relationship with Alan; the fact that Alan is so effortlessly loved drives Gumball to expose him for being scummier than he lets on (which is later turns out to be accurate.). This ego also makes him very sensitive, as seen in "The Meddler," in which he's an emotional wreck when he's told his cheerleading performance was terrible.

Relationships

Main article: Gumball Watterson/Relationships

Gallery

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Voice Actors

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  • Logan Grove (US/UK/AU/CAN) (Season 1-2, most of "The Kids")
  • Jacob Hopkins (US/UK/AU/CAN) (the end of "The Kids," the rest of Season 3-"The Copycats")
  • Nicolas Cantu (US/UK/AU/CAN) ("The Copycats"-present)
  • Nicky Jones (the early reel only)
  • Junko Takeuchi (Japan)
  • Arthur Dubois (France, Seasons 1-4)
  • Sophie Pyronnet (France, Season 5-present)
  • Federico Bebi (voice) and Leonardo Caneva (sing) (Italy)
  • Paolo Filio (Season 1, only 5 episodes) / Isabel Martiñón (present) (Latin America)
  • Mario García (Season 1) (Spain)
  • Pilar Martín (Season 2) (Spain)
  • Rebekka Weissfeld (Denmark)
  • Omar Hakeem (Middle East, Seasons 1 and 2 until "The Lesson")
  • Hadi Baydhoun (Middle East, Season 2, starting with "The Game" - "The Finale")
  • Hassan Mahdi (Middle East, Seasons 1-2, most of "The Kids")
  • Fares Smerat (Middle East, the end of "The Kids" and the rest of Season 3-present)
  • Eduardo Drummond (Brazil, Season 1 and 2)
  • João Victor Granja (Brazil, Season 3)
  • Christian Nieuwenhuizen (Netherlands)
  • Miłosz Konkel (Poland, Seasons 1 and 4)
  • Jakub Zdrójkowski (Poland, Seasons 2 and 3)
  • Elif Erdal (Turkey)
  • Valgeir Hrafn Skagfjörð (Iceland)
  • Lev Akselrod (Ukraine)
  • Лев Аксельрод (Russia)

Quotes

Main article: Gumball Watterson/Quotes

Trivia

  • He can play the ukulele and sing well, as seen in "The Knights." Despite this, he is shown to be failing music class in "The Apology."
  • He apparently had his appendix removed, and he also kissed Sussie, as said by Darwin in "The Skull."
  • Gumball was voiced by Nicky Jones (best known for voicing the title character of Chowder) in the early reel episode, but Logan Grove started voicing Gumball for the Seasons 1/2. He voiced Gumball for the final time in Season 3's "The Kids." Jacob Hopkins then takes his place for the rest of Season 3, 4, and part of 5. Nicolas Cantu then replaces him in the Season 5 episode "The Copycats."
  • In Project Exonaut, Gumball is available as an exosuit for 1,000 coins.
  • In Cartoon Network: FusionFall, Gumball is available as a Nano.
  • Gumball's sweater was revealed to have been found by his dad in a sewage outlet in "The Date."
  • In "The Promise," it's revealed that the name "Gumball" is just a nickname.
  • Gumball is terrible at catching things, as shown in "The Quest."
  • Gumball has been shown to be a horrible liar on numerous occasions.
  • Although Gumball has six whiskers, only five of them are visible because of the angle of his head. In "The Poltergeist," when Gumball impersonates a pea on a fork in the attic, you can see that he has six whiskers.
    • In "The Pressure," when Gumball squishes between Masami and Darwin at the girls lunch table, his six whiskers can be seen.
      • In "The Bros," when Penny says he needs space, Gumball is so shocked that all his whiskers pop out, similar to Richard's whiskers.
  • He has very wide hips, which is unusual because this feature is more commonly seen on female characters in animation.
  • In Season 1, he has a slightly wobbly outline in certain scenes.
  • In "The Club," Nicole reveals that she and Richard agreed to give Gumball the middle name "Christopher," but Richard confused it for "Tristopher" on Gumball's birth certificate. His middle name was also confirmed as "Tristopher" on James Lamont's Formspring.
  • Gumball has arachnophobia, which is a strong fear of spiders, as shown in "The Date."
    • Gumball may have a fear of drowning, or perhaps, claustrophobia, as reflected in a dream where he hyperventilates and panics in a sinking car in "The Dream."
  • Gumball's face is shown to be extremely malleable, as in "The Photo;" Darwin was able to mold it into various poses, and it has been shown to go very floppy on occasions.
  • Gumball is the only member of the nuclear Watterson family that does not have any visible eyelashes.
  • In "The Treasure," it is revealed that Gumball was a really ugly baby, though this may have been contradicted in "The Choices."
  • Gumball is shown to be good at whistling, demonstrating his skill in "The Colossus" and "The Fridge."
  • The first time we heard Jacob Hopkins voicing Gumball was on the "Welcome to Elmore" promo.
  • In "The Name," his real name is revealed to be Zach. At the end of the episode, he legally changes his name to Gumball, which was previously his nickname.
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The Robinsons GaylordMargaretRocky
The Fitzgeralds PennyPatrickMrs. FitzgeraldPenny's SisterMr. Cuddles (family pet)
The Wilsons TobiasJackieHaroldRachel
The Bananas Banana JoeBanana BarbaraBanana Bob
The Rexes Tina RexMr. Rex
The Pepperonis SicilianaMr. Pepperoni
The Jötunheims HectorMrs. Jötunheim
The Parhams FelicityBilly
School faculty Nigel BrownLucy SimianSteve SmallCoachSchool NurseLibrarianMr. Corneille
Student body CarrieMasamiAlanBobertSarahLeslieTeriFrank and BeanCarmenMollyJamieIdahoAntonOchoJukeSussieClaytonWilliamRobHot Dog GuyGreen BearMushroomFuzzballRazor8-Bit DogBomb GuyHandPink BearRotten CupcakeRatClareJaredWilsonJodiePixel OctopusBulldogGorillaMoleSparkle GirlJosh
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Objects Daisy the DonkeyWandaElmore's DollarPlanet CosmosLucky HelmetUniversal Remote
Non-anthropomorphic characters Purple SquirrelCyclops DogCube DogSausage DogTan DogPink SquirrelThe CreaturesSea CreaturesBlitzerChris MorrisRatsAbraham Lincoln GoatGargaroth
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