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Richard Watterson
Dad
Character Information
Gender: Male ♂
Species: Rabbit
Age: 47
Relatives: Nicole (wife),

Gumball (son), Darwin (son), Anais (daughter), Granny Jojo (mother)

Occupation: Unemployed
First Appearance: The Responsible The DVD Picture
Voice: Dan Russell
Gallery Quotes
Color Scheme
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Richard Watterson is a main character in The Amazing World of Gumball. He serves the role of the father in the Watterson family. Unlike the traditional father, however, Richard is not wise or a good role model to his children in any way. Despite his misguided advice and uncouth mannerisms, Richard has good intentions and loves his family all the same. Though, he has said that Darwin is his favorite, but denies it and says he's his favorite pet fish.

Appearance

Richard has a similar appearance to his daughter Anais. They are both pink rabbits, but whereas Anais is very small, Richard is extremely obese. He has short, black whiskers on both sides of his face, and unusually long eyelashes.

Even though he is unemployed, Richard is almost always seen wearing a work uniform; this consists of a buttoned-up white polo shirt and light brown pants. His lower torso is big enough to cast a shadow on the upper area of his leg. Like his wife and son, Richard goes around barefoot.

Personality

Richard is the father figure in the Watterson family, but doesn't seem to possess any responsibility or common sense. He is very immature and lazy, and is not a good role model to his children either. Despite these flaws however, Richard genuinely loves his family, and has good intentions despite his lack of intelligence and maturity.

Richard has been shown however, to be clever enough to get himself out of doing chores.

He greatly enjoys eating, especially when it comes to sausages. As a result, he is overweight. His obsession with food can sometimes be his undoing, such as when he was supposed to help his wife in "The Spoon," but instead ends up licking a sausage on the floor.

Age

Throughout the series, clues have been given about Richard Watterson's age. In "The Wand," it is shown that when he was twelve years old ("When I was about your age..." said to Gumball), his belief of magic was crushed, and screamed for fifteen years. The flashbacks of the screaming ended at his and Nicole's wedding, which is assumed to be at 27 years of age. In "The Ape," in the flashbacks of Miss Simian calling Nicole "loser", Richard wasn't screaming at the wedding (which was also the ending scene in that flashback), reinforcing that he stopped screaming at age 27. Finally, in "The Party," Richard stated that "...20 years later, we're still married." when he was giving Gumball advice on how to find dates. That, combined with the previous clues, means that Richard Watterson is 47 years old. This can also mean that Nicole is the same age, because she was in the same grade as him.

Relationships

Gumball

Richard loves his son, mainly because he can relate to him in many ways. Even in maturity as its possible he named Gumball in first place in laziness and nerdy interests as well. He often teaches him odd ways to deal with bullies, and treats him more as a brother or a close friend than a son. For this, in terms of parenting he fails but he still loves

Darwin

Darwin is Richard's favorite son, or favorite fish. Although he loves Darwin for the same reasons he loves Gumball, but with less lessons about bullying.

Anais

Richard loves Anais of course, but often butts heads with her intellect. Teaching her to be stupid even though she merely ignores it. Despite Anais having to clear things up or voice her opinions Richard was willing to even get a job to help his "little girl".

Nicole

Richard loves his wife, just as much as he fears her. He didn't have much courage when they were younger so obviously Nicole pulled most of the moves. But he still loves his wife, mainly because she was one of the only attractive people who approved of him.


Gallery

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The gallery for Richard Watterson can be found here.

Quotes

The quotes for Richard Watterson can be found here.

Trivia

  • Richard has a spot in his right side of his waist that Gumball likes to poke while he's asleep.
  • He can grow a mustache through sheer force of will, as revealed in "The Refund."
  • He is a pacifist, as revealed in "The Refund," when he was talking to the store manager.
  • Richard accidentally admitted that he likes Darwin more than his biological children in "The Goons."
  • Richard can speak spanish, as revealed in" The Remote."
  • Richard drools a lot, especially when he's asleep.
  • He is often seen in his underwear, mostly because he is too lazy to put on more clothes.
  • He was based on creator Ben Bocquelet's father, Richard Bocquelet; an action-pack father.
  • He graduated sometime in the 1980's, further solidifying the fact that he is in his forties.
  • Richard is aware of his obesity and unhealthiness, as seen in "The Mustache."
  • According to this website, Richard's official height is 6"4.

Voice Actors

  • Dan Russell (US/UK)
  • Mino Caprio (Italy)
  • Tony Beck (France)
  • Yoshinori Muto (Japan)

External Links


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The Wattersons GumballDarwinAnaisNicoleRichardGranny JojoEvil Turtle (family pet)
The Robinsons GaylordMargaretRocky
The Fitzgeralds PennyMr. FitzgeraldMrs. FitzgeraldPenny's SisterMr. Cuddles (family pet)
The Wilsons TobiasRachelHarold WilsonMrs. Wilson
School faculty Principal BrownMiss SimianMr. SmallNurseCoachLibrarian
Student body Banana JoeCarrieMasamiAlanBobertTina RexLeslieHectorTeriEggheadsCarmenMollyJamieIdahoAntonOchoJukeSussieClaytonWilliamSarahRobHot Dog GuySquidMushroomFuzzballRazorDogBeanie BirdGreen BearBox SquidBomb GuyHandPink BearRotten CupcakeRat
The Senior Citizens Marvin FinklehimerPurple MooseLizard WomanBlue Elephant
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Objects Daisy the DonkeySilence SnakeWandaFrench FriesSausageSoda CanUnderpantsSewer CapWall
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