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Hector Jötunheim

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Character Information
Gender: Male ♂
Species: Giant
Age: 12
Friends: Gumball, Darwin
Relatives: Mrs. Jötunheim (mother)
unnamed father
Occupation: Student
First Appearance: "Early reel" (prototype)

"The Third" (final concept)

Voice: Kerry Shale
Color Scheme
coat cloth eye other

Hector Jötunheim is a supporting character in The Amazing World of Gumball. He is a student at Elmore Junior High who is in Miss Simian's class.


Hector, being a giant, is extremely tall; so tall in fact that whenever he's shown, the viewer can rarely see above his legs. A thick coat of nappy, multi-colored fur covers most of his visible body, excluding his feet, hands, and buttocks.

In Season 2, his entire body can be seen. He has a gorilla-like structure, but his face does not appear to be visible, because it is covered by fur.

In Season 3, his face is finally revealed in "The Butterfly."


Hector may seem menacing due to his immense size, but he is actually a very gentle giant. He would never purposely hurt anyone, but he has on occasion been known to unintentionally step on people.

It is explained later in the second season that the kids feel Hector is boring. Hector is deeply offended by this, and attempts to silence those rumors by showing them all the exciting things he does. Unfortunately, all those "exciting" things turn out to be lame - reading actionless comics, taking naps in the middle of the day, and playing with his unknowingly dead hamster. The reason he never does anything exciting is because he is forbidden (by his mother) to express any extreme emotion, mainly because she knows that when you excite a giant, destruction ensues. Gumball, unaware of this fact, encourages Hector to go against his mother's ideals. As expected, Hector goes on a rampage through town, screaming and demanding that he's fun and exciting, and not boring.


Mrs. Jötunheim

Hector's way of living revolves around the influence of his own mother, especially in the field of expressing emotions. The giant felt that his mother was doing this for his own sake, and that it was best for him to have such a way of life.


Gumball was disappointed at how Hector rejected his friend request on Elmore Plus in "The Colossus," and felt that it was his business to butt in the giant's life. Gumball was the first to tell Hector to stand up to his own mother, which resulted into the giant going in a destructive state. Gumball later fixed the problem he caused, and the relationship between the two drastically improved by then. By the end of the episode, it was later revealed that Hector wanted to add Gumball as a friend. The fact that Hector wanted to be friends with Gumball, probably with the approval of his mother, really proved how much the friendship between the two really grew.

Tina Rex

Hector may have feelings for Tina, as shown in "The Party," where he asks her for a dance. Tina quickly accepts, blushing, hinting that she returns his feelings.

Episode Appearances


Season 1

  • "The Third": Hector appears very briefly in the background for a split-second.
  • "The Quest": Hector accidentally sits on Anais' Daisy doll. After Darwin tells him, he flicks it over to Tina.
  • "The Kiss": Hector was one of the challenges in Darwin's plan to make Gumball forget about the traumatic kiss he received from Granny Jojo.
  • "The Party": Hector accompanies Penny to the party. Later, he dumps her, and instead spends the rest of the party with Tina.
  • "The Mystery": He is in a yearbook photo.
  • "The Club": He appears in the football club with Banana Joe, Gumball, and Tobias, and whips them using a giant towel.
  • "The Curse": He squishes Gumball several times as part of Gumball's "curse."

Season 2

  • "The Colossus": Hector plays his first major role in this episode. He is made fun of by Gumball and Darwin because of his boring personality.
  • "Christmas": He is seen spraying fake snow in the air from a roof.
  • "The Bumpkin": He launches Gumball in the air by stomping on the seesaw.
  • "The Dream": He is seen walking in the school hall in Gumball's dream. He appears to be much smaller.
  • "The Hero": He's talking about his father in the school playground.
  • "The Storm": He's seen with the group of other kids in the school playground.
  • "The Tag": He steps on the garbage bin on the road after it's been run over several times.
  • "The Tape": He appears in one of Gumball's videotapes.
  • "The Finale": He gets upset over Nicole's "your mom" jokes, and soon gets into a fight with a gigantic Kenneth.

Season 3

  • "The Name" He appears fighting Kenneth in Gumball's subconscious.
  • "The Void" He briefly appears in the school yearbook.
  • "The Butterfly" He is seen at the football stadium, and later falls on Sussie's dad.


  • 'Hector' uses the prefix "hecto-," which has the factor of 100.
  • His character is most likely based off of King Kong, who is also a giant gorilla.
  • Despite his size, Hector somehow manages to fit in the school corridors as seen in the episode "The Curse".
  • The first part of Hector's last name refers to the Norse jötnar, who are Jötunn Giants.
  • In "The Butterfly," it is revealed what he looks like without the hair covering his face.


Hector: Hey Tina, can I have the next dance?
Tina: You can have this one.

Tobias: Hey Hector, is the game over?
Hector: Yeah, we lost. *whips Gumball, Tobias, and Banana Joe with a giant towel*

Hector: That's my hamster, Barney.
Darwin: Dude, I think that Barney is... *spins Barney's wheel; Barney turns upside down and falls on his head, completely motionless*

Hector: What? Boring? Darwin, do you think I'm boring?
Darwin : I wouldn't say "boring". You're just...much much much much much much much much less interesting than anyone else I know.


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ve Characters
Italicized characters are considered extremely minor
The Wattersons GumballDarwinAnaisNicoleRichardGranny JojoEvil Turtle (family pet)
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
School faculty Principal BrownMiss SimianMr. SmallCoachSchool NurseLibrarian
Student body CarrieMasamiAlanBobertSarahLeslieHectorTeriEggheadsCarmenMollyJamieIdahoAntonOchoJukeSussieClaytonWilliamRobHot Dog GuyMushroomFuzzballRazorGreen Bear8-Bit DogBomb GuyHandPink BearRotten CupcakeRat
The Senior Citizens Marvin FinklehimerGaryCrocodile WomanLouieBlue ElephantElderly Chalkboard WomanPlaid Old Man
Other Characters LarryDoughnut SheriffSal Left ThumbCupcake WomanKennethOrange WomanBillyKarenPantsbullyNeck BeardHexagon LadyMrs. JötunheimSanta ClausNewspaper Employee3D Cube EmployeeConstruction MenThe HoboShooting StarRosieMother and SonClipboard MenThe SunEarthThe MoonOrange GuardsBandage DoctorMelted Cheese GuyJolly HamburgerCowboyCornFloppy DiskPrisonersExercise BaconShape PeopleTeal Tow Truck DriverReceptionistSaturnCarltonTroyGreen Security GuardBandage ParamedicsGhostsCoffee CopCarmen's fatherIdaho's familyBlack RectangleFrench FriesAnton's ParentsRichwood High StudentsGumball's BrainIdaho's sisterDr. ButtSussie's parentsRipley 2000 ManagerGoblinManly Warrior
Single appearance JealousyVirusMr. KreeseThe InternetDaniel LennardAnt-OneAnt-TwoAnton ClonesZachDrum Kit GuyScary Old FamilyMr. ChanaxChicken BucketVladButterflyChimera
Objects Daisy the DonkeyWandaUnderpantsElmore's DollarPlanet CosmosLucky Helmet
Non-anthropomorphic characters SquirrelBlue DogCube DogSausage DogShow DogPink SquirrelThe CreaturesBlitzerChris MorrisRats
Scrapped characters FragileSplatty
Unseen characters Sluzzle Dude

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