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Nicole Watterson



Character Information
Gender: Female ♀
Also known as: Mom, Mrs. Mom (only by Darwin), Loser (only by Miss Simian in "The Ape"), Kickbuttus Hystericus (by Gumball in "The Tape")
Species: Cat
Age: 40s
Enemies: Miss Simian
Sal Left Thumb
Patrick (sometimes)
Relatives: Gumball (son)
Darwin (adoptive son)
Anais (daughter)
Richard (husband)
Jojo (mother-in-law)
Unnamed parents
Occupation: Rainbow Factory Saleswoman
First Appearance: "The DVD"
Voice: Teresa Gallagher
Gallery Quotes
Color Scheme
fur cloth eye badge
cornflower blue
sap green

Nicole Watterson is a main character in The Amazing World of Gumball. Nicole is the mother of the Watterson family. She is the only truly responsible member of the family. She is very dedicated to her family, and would do anything in her power to keep them comfortable and safe.


Nicole greatly resembles her oldest son, Gumball, who is, like her, a cat. She has light blue fur, and is somewhere between Richard and Gumball in height. Her head is shaped similarly to Gumball's, except Nicole's whiskers are shorter than her son's, and she has visible eyelashes. The inside of her mouth is light pink and her tongue is pink, and her nose is pink.

Her usual outfit consists of a white collared shirt with a button that symbolizes the Rainbow Factory, where she works. She wears a short, light gray skirt to go along with it. Like the rest of her family (excluding Anais and Darwin), she spends most of her time barefoot.

In her Season 2 redesign, she has tucked in her shirt, and her body has gotten much slimmer. Her mouth got rounder, and the shadows from her shirt and skirt are entirely gone as well, and her whiskers have gotten shorter.

In Season 3, Nicole's eyes are permanently round along with the rest of her family.


Nicole cares deeply for her family, so much that she would do anything to express her love for them. She is also very protective of her family, as seen in "The Ape." Since she is the only truly responsible member of the family, Nicole does most of, if not all the household chores, and in addition, she works long hours at the Rainbow Factory just to put food on the table.

Unfortunately, Nicole also suffers from a tremendous amount of emotional stress because of her many duties. She is also quite the demanding mother, and sometimes has an extremely nasty temper that can turn her into a very scary person when upset sometimes. In fact, on one occasion, Gumball decides it'd be easier to face a giant T-rex than an angry Nicole. Despite all that, Nicole is still very benevolent, kindhearted, sweet, and has a softer side at times, and she still loves her family very much, especially her son, Gumball.

Nicole is also very athletic, and is fully capable of chasing her children across the neighborhood when they are in trouble. On one occasion, Gumball compared her to a ninja. She is also been shown to be competitive and strong enough to tear down a door. She was also practically capable of giving Mr. Rex a massive beat down with ease, which destroyed his house completely in the process.

Nicole can be quite stern when provoked, and occasionally vindictive, as was shown on the episode "The Ape" after Miss Simian called her and her family "losers." On top of this, she has also proven be very resourceful and inventive, a trait she most likely passed on to her daughter Anais, who has demonstrated similar talents, in this case, strategically setting a mine-like trap in a paintballing arena/forest merely using environmental supplies and whatever she took with her. Winning seems to be a necessity for her at times, possibly indicating that she is slightly obsessive. Though, despite her somewhat ruthless faults, she is able to accept defeat, acknowledge her mistakes, and even find humor in them.

When Nicole is angry, sometimes she can produce some sort of 'heat vision' from her eyes, which was displayed in the episode "The Limit" where she melts the plastic wrap, and in the episode "The Vacation" where she completely burns Richard's marshmallow by just looking at it. She can also be seen in "The Castle" where at the end, she has glowing eyes and can make anyone terrified whoever looks directly into them.


Main article: Nicole Watterson/Relationships

Episode Appearances

Voice Actresses

  • Teresa Gallagher (US/UK)
  • Beatrice Margiotti (Italy)
  • Rossy Aguirre (Latin America)
  • Mai Yamane (Japan)
  • Yolanda Quesada (Spain)
  • Priscila Amorim (Brazil)
  • Prunelle Rullens (France)
  • Vilma Kartalska (Bulgaria)
  • Jeehan Malla (Middle East)
  • Canan Çiftel Özacun (Turkey, Season 1, 2 and 3 until ''The Safety'')
  • Devrim Zeynep Ateşer (Turkey, Season 3 starting with ''The Nobody'')
  • Bea Vadasz (Hungary)
  • Yang Jeong-hwa (South Korea)


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Main article: Nicole Watterson/Quotes


  • She is very athletic, as shown in "The DVD," when she chased Gumball and Darwin across their neighborhood, and avoided various obstacles.
  • Nicole is voiced by British actress Teresa Gallagher. Although Gallagher does a quite believable American accent, her original native accent sometimes sneaks through. One of the best examples happens on the episode "The Job," in which Nicole says they must stop Richard of executing his new job so the universe as we know it cannot be destroyed. 
  • Nicole seems to approve of Gumball's relationship with Penny, as both kids seem to genuinely like each other, as seen in "The Gi" and "The Meddler."
  • She was named and based on creator Ben Bocquelet's mother, Nicole Bocquelet, a working mother.
  • She graduated sometime in the 1980s as shown in "The Ape," further solidifying the fact that she is in her forties.
  • Because of Miss Simian calling her a "loser" all throughout her life, Nicole utterly despises the word and Miss Simian as well.
  • In her yearbook photo seen in Richard's flashback in "The Wand," it is revealed that Nicole's maiden name starts with a G.
  • She may be a tabby cat, because when everyone turned into their literal selves in "The Job," she turned into a tabby cat instead of turning into a blue cat, while Anais turned into a pink rabbit.
  • She sometimes wishes for a normal family, as said by her in "Christmas."
  • Nicole has been falsely arrested for weird reasons, such as "robbing" a store with a hot dog wiener in "The Spoon," and "stealing" her own car in "The Flakers."
  • In "The Castle" and "The Limit," Nicole was shown to have the power to give shocking stares that leave victims in a horrified state.
  • In "The Finale," Nicole is able to gain giant muscles, revealing she must be very strong, and may be able to gain muscle through the sheer force of will.
  • Nicole is very skilled in martial arts, as mentioned in the Water Sons game.
  • As seen in "The Club," she goes to an anger management club, yet she still cannot seem to control her temper when provoked.
  • "Kickbuttus Hystericus," one of Nicole's nicknames, is a reference to the fake Latin used famously in the original Wile E. Coyote/Road-Runner Looney Tunes shorts.
  • It is revealed in "The Pizza" that Nicole can face an army of angry Elmore citizens and take them down with ease.
  • In "The Egg," Nicole has the ability to transform into a demon when angered.
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
The Jötunheims HectorMrs. Jötunheim
The Parhams Felicity ParhamBilly Parham
School faculty Principal BrownMiss SimianMr. SmallCoachSchool NurseLibrarian
Student body CarrieMasamiAlanBobertSarahLeslieTeriEggheadsCarmenMollyJamieIdahoAntonOchoJukeSussieClaytonWilliamRobHot Dog GuyMushroomFuzzballRazorGreen Bear8-Bit DogBomb GuyHandPink BearRotten CupcakeRat
The Senior Citizens Marvin FinklehimerGaryCrocodile WomanLouieBlue ElephantBettyPlaid Old Man
Other Characters LarryDoughnut SheriffSal Left ThumbCupcake WomanKennethKarenPantsbullyNeck BeardHexagon LadySanta ClausNewspaper Employee3D Cube EmployeeConstruction MenThe HoboShooting StarRosieMother and SonClipboard MenThe SunEarthThe MoonOrange GuardsBandage DoctorMelted Cheese GuyHamburger CopCowboyCornFloppy 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 WarriorMother and BabyCharlie
Single appearance JealousyVirusMr. KreeseThe InternetDaniel LennardAnt-OneAnt-TwoAnton ClonesZachDrum Kit GuyScary Old ManScary Old LadyMr. ChanaxChicken BucketVladSluzzle DudeButterflyChimera
Objects Daisy the DonkeyWandaUnderpantsElmore's DollarPlanet CosmosLucky Helmet
Non-anthropomorphic characters SquirrelBlue DogCube DogSausage DogShow DogPink SquirrelThe CreaturesBlitzerChris MorrisRats
Main Characters
Gumball Darwin AnaisSeason2 S2Nicole RichardS2
Gumball Darwin Anais Nicole Richard

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