HIM is the secondary antagonist from the Cartoon Network and Warner Bros animated tv show, The Powerpuff Girls. He is a flamboyant demon that is the show interpretation of the Devil himself, He is the greatest enemy of the Powerpuff Girls.
In "Speed Demon", He conquered the rest of Earth when the Powerpuff Girls traveled to 50 years in the Future.
Not much is known about his past and there's a Very little is known about HIM's true motive but He enjoys the suffering of others and attemps to psychological tortures the Powerpuff Girls in an attempt to drive the Powerpuff Girls apart or make them scared.
HIM is bitter, evil, ruthless, mysterious, diabolical, domineering, sadistic and enjoy the pleasure of others suffering, Everyone he treats is no more than a plaything to him. HIM is powerful enough to destroy the world if he wants to as shown in "Speed Demon", but he prefers to entertain for himself such as playing mind games with the girls but always lose but that is always his downfall when he has a bad habit of underestimating the girls' will power and overall resourcefulness as a unit.
HIM has a very androgynous appearance. He has large lobster-like claws, pointed ears, black widow's peak hair, lime green eyes, a hooked nose, and a long, curled beard. He has three long eyelashes on each eyelid, rosy pink cheeks, and black lips, very often in a wide smile. A lady's red jacket and skirt with pink tulle at the collar and hemline, a black leather belt with a bronze buckle, and black, thigh-high, spike-heeled boots complete his look.
in his true form, he is a giant muscular red-skinned demon with yellowish-green glowing eyes, pointed ears, and sharp jagged teeth. His torso was bare, revealing a toned chest and well-defined abdominal muscles. His lobster-like claws became enormous and turned shining black. He sported black thighs, high spiked boots with a scale pattern and a pink garment made of fur.
Powers and abilities
- Size Alteration: Him has shown the ability to grow in size.
- Telephonies: Him grew the size of his arms to grab Ace by the neck and slam him into the floor.
- Speed Demon: Him grew incredibly big when fighting the Powerpuff Girls.
- Him Diddle Riddle: Him grew really huge when talking to the Powerpuff Girls.
- Meet the Beat Alls: Him grew really huge when he went to attack The Powerpuff Girls.
- The Boys are Back in Town: He appears big when he got mad at The Rowdyruff Boys for not defeating The Powerpuff Girls, however, he is normal size because of the Rowdyruff Boys are small.
- The Powerpuff Girls Rule!!!: Him grew incredibly big.
- Transformation: Him has the power to assume other forms, ranging from ones based on inanimate objects to existing animals to monsters.
- All Chalked Up: He changed into a butterfly.
- Him Diddle Riddle: Him transformed into a clock tower, a telephone stand, a train engineer, and a giant monster.
- Power-Noia: Him turned into some kind of red smoke that he used to go inside of The Powerpuff Girls' minds. In their dreams, He changed into Ms. Keane, kids at the school, demonic toys, spiders, and a giant crab-like monster.
- Electric Buttercup: HIM shapeshifted into a guitar store owner, who made a deal with Buttercup.
- Secret Swapper of Doom: He shapeshifted into a goth kid at the school, who gave the girls a cursed cootie catcher.
- Power of Four: He took on the form of a shape-shifting little elephant cutie to manipulate Bliss.
- Mind Control: Him has the ability to control other people's minds.
- Tough Love: Him took the love for the Powerpuff Girls from every citizen in the City of Townsville and turned it into hatred.
- Birthday Bash: Him willed the Professor into allowing the girls to open a monstrous present.
- Custody Battle: He hypnotized two scientists into sending the earth out of orbit.
- Second Chances: Mind-controlled the villains of Townsville into becoming heroes.
- Telekinesis: Him has the ability to lift objects with his mind.
- Custody Battle: Him used his telekinesis to move the sun farther away from the earth.
- The Powerpuff Girls Rule!!!: He was seen moving a bunch of keys and a water tower around in the air.
- Acid Spit: Him can spit acid.
- Meet the Beat Alls: Him spit acid on The Powerpuff Girls multiple times when he was stopping them.
- Eyebeams: Him can shoot red lasers out of his eyes.
- Telephonies: He used his eye beams on the members of the Gangreen Gang (except Ace) when he was attacking them.
- See Me, Feel Me, Gnomey: He was seen using his laser eyes on Bubbles.
- Energy Blast: He can fire red energy blasts from his claws.
- Invulnerability: In Speed Demon, when the Powerpuff Girls punch Him several times, he didn't feel any kind of pain.
- Flight: He can move through the air, the same way the Powerpuff Girls do.
- Teleportation: The ability to move instantaneously from one location to another without physically occupying the space in between. HIM can instantly transport to any place in the world at any time, which comes to his advantage. In "Tiara Trouble", he transported in and out of the movie theater just to watch the chaos and leave, unharmed and unjustified.
- Resurrection: He used this power to bring The Rowdyruff Boys back from the dead in the episode The Boys are Back in Town.
- Dream manipulation: The power to enter, manipulate, project, alter, and control the dreams of others.
- Reality warping: He can warp reality to a large scale. For instance, he could make Bubbles' drawings come alive.
- Weather Control: He can control the weather by summoning lighting.
- Possession: He can possess inanimate objects.
- Animation: He can bring inanimate objects to life.
- Negative Feelings Empowerment: He can become stronger and more powerful by feeding off the negative emotions of people such as hatred, fear, pain, etc.
- Advanced Sorcery: HIM is a master of black magic. Most of his other powers are done with the use of ghostly or demonic abilities, that are performed simply with the flick of a wrist.
- Immortality: HIM is an eternal deity, who can never die.
- HIM is Craig McCracken's favorite villain in the series.
- He was also originally referred as "The Devil". It is likely that this had to be changed for censorship reasons.
- Despite being the secondary antagonist of the series, HIM is more dangerous and cunning than Mojo Jojo.
- HIM is arguably responsible for some of the darkest episodes in The Powerpuff Girls, especially when he is the main antagonist of them.
- HIM's voice and mannerisms were inspired by the Chief of the Blue Meanies in the Beatles film Yellow Submarine.
- HIM is rumored to be another form of Aku, the shapeshifting main antagonist of Samurai Jack, while Professor Utonium is rumored to be one of Jack descendants (hence their similar physical appearance), giving a possible reason of why HIM targets the Powerpuff Girls. Furthermore, HIM's tyrannical reign seen in "Speed Demon" is rumored to be the start of Aku's reign. However, as Aku gets destroyed once and for all in the show's series finale, this theory can be considered debunked.
- Coincidentally, both HIM and Professor Utonium share the same voice actor, Tom Kane.
- When Black Hat said HIM's name, the screen became glitched, with Dr. Flug asking why that happens every time HIM's name is said, with Black Hat mentioning that whenever his real name is said, weird things happen.