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Buttercup

(Powerpuff Girls)


Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Powerpuff Girls was a superhero cartoon that aired from 1998 to 2005. The titular heroines — Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup — are three little girls with vaguely Superman-like powers who defend a cartoon town against improbable menaces.

The show was a popular and well-reviewed one, with a distinctive style.


Background

  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: Blossom and Bubbles (sisters), Professor Utonium (creator, adoptive father), Mojo Jojo (villainous quasi-brother)
  • Group Affiliation: Powerpuff Girls
  • Base Of Operations: Townsville
  • Height: 3’ 0” Weight: 60 lbs Age: 05
  • Eyes: Green Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

Buttercup has the traditional generic superhero powers. Flight, strength, invulnerability, energy blast, and superspeed.

The Powerpuff Girls flying over a white background with colored trails

The Powerpuff Girls’ power level varies even more erratically than most supers. One minute they’ll be using a giant, skyscraper-eating snake as a skipping rope, the next they’ll be knocked unconscious by a mid-level strongman. Hence the Power Reserve, which is designed to put them on equal footing with any single opponent.

Buttercup is a better fighter than her sisters, and is a brutal and effective martial artist.


History

Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, the Powerpuff Girls, were created by Professor Utonium, an archetypal good-looking scientist-hero living in the city of Townsville, USA. The Professor used the traditional recipe: sugar and spice, all things nice…and Chemical X.

Now they regularly save the world before bedtime.

The Powerpuff Girls flying over the suburbs


Description

Buttercup is a tiny little girl, with black hair and enormous green eyes. She wears a green dress, with a broad black belt. When she flies, she leaves a green energy trail, and her energy blast, which she projects from her hands, is also green. Her Heat Vision is green from time to time, but is more usually red.

Buttercup doesn’t seem to have fingers, but this impairs her not at all.


Personality

Buttercup is one tough toddler. When faced with a problem, she will almost always resort to bloody violence. She takes things more seriously than her sisters, and spends more time frowning than the other two. She also has something of a cruel streak, and a foul temper. Just like a real five-year-old.

The Powerpuff Girls flying over a black background


Quotes

“Let’s beat the stuffing out of them.”


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Buttercup

Dex: 07 Str: 10 Bod: 08 Motivation: Thrill of Adventure
Int: 05 Wil: 09 Min: 07 Occupation : Little Girl, Hero of Townsville
Inf: 06 Aur: 07 Spi: 08 Resources {or Wealth} : 0
Init: 025 HP: 50

Powers:
Flight: 12, Superspeed: 06, Energy Blast: 12, Heat Vision: 10, Power Reserve: 16, Invulnerability: 10, Shrinking: 03

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Power Reserve must be split equally between STR and BOD, and may only be used to increase Buttercup’s STR to the same level as the strongest opponent present
  • Power Reserve may be restricted by GM fiat at any time
  • Shrinking is always on
  • Superspeed has Serious Power Burnout

Skills:
Martial Artist: 10

Advantages:
Buddy (the Professor), Rich Family

Connections:
The Mayor of Townsville (High)

Drawbacks:
Serious Rage, MPR (Clumsy: -2 CS to non-combat DEX checks), MIA (Violence), Distinctive Appearance (Anime-style cute kid with no visible fingers), Age (Very Young)

By Phil Dixon

Helper(s): Mephisto, Vinnie, JD, Sébastien Andrivet, John C, Eric Eick, Azraelfl and Steven Howard

Source of Character: Cartoon Network

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