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Professor Drake Utonium is the tetartagonist in The Powerpuff Girls. He is a scientist responsible for creating the same named team.

Background

Biography

Early life

Personality

Original series

Professor Utonium introduces himself as "Professor - Professor Utonium" in The Powerpuff Girls Movie.

According to his past, mentioned in Get Back Jojo, Utonium started out as a terrible brat who had no interest in education, let alone science; but when three "perfect little girls" from the future rescued him from Mojo Jojo, Utonium became so obsessed with science that he eventually created the trio we know today.

He's overprotective of the Girls. He is a very affectionate and supportive father, whose pep talks often bring the girls around when they are discouraged. While he is sometimes portrayed as rather skittish, he can be firm with the girls when he needs to be, particularly when they were falling asleep in school.

Utonium is a keen golfer. His most successful inventions are those that he makes by accident - such as the Powerpuff Girls themselves, or the containment device seen in "Bubble Boy" (he says of it: "Once again, I have no idea what I did!"). Most inventions he creates on purpose usually don't work or have some great flaw. This extends to his cooking skills as well, the chilli he made for the Townsville cookoff one year resulted in a hazmat team bordering off the house.

He also doesn't like liver and onions, and neither do The Powerpuff Girls. He still however lies that he likes them to have the girls think he's a mature adult. This is hinted at in "A Very Special Blossom" and "Lying Around the House." He has a predilection for lying and whenever he lies it backfires on him, such as when he kept lying to the Girls he had a lot of work to do even though he had free time to watch a sports game.

Professor Utonium is also unlucky in love, if his relationships with Sedusa, Ms. Keane and Ms. Bellum are any indication. Sedusa wormed her way into the family circle, so that she could keep the Powerpuff Girls from interfering with her crime sprees. Ms. Keane, on the other hand, didn't like nor understand his aversion to cats; a blatant reference to "Cat Man Do." He was also would-be husband of Ms. Bellum.

In "Criss Cross Crisis," he swapped bodies with Buttercup.

In the episode "Get Back Jojo," it's revealed that he went to elementary school with Ms. Bellum and Ms. Keane during the 1950s.

This means, that if this took place in 1998 (the year the show released) by then he would be 30-40 years old by then.

The Powerpuff Girls Z

While he is very gentle and serious, Professor Utonium may, at times, act a little less mature than he usually does.

2016 TV series reboot

Professor Utonium 2016

Professor Utonium's reboot appearance in the 2016 tv series reboot

So far Professor Utonium's caring nature appears to still be present.

Appearance

Original series

He is very "square" and old-fashioned. Professor Utonium wears a white lab coat with pens in its pocket and a shirt and tie, and his head is impossibly rectangular with carefully parted black hair and thick eyebrows. He has blue eyes during one scene in "Mr. Mojo's Rising." The Professor's voice is deep and thoughtful, exactly the sort anyone might expect form an eminent scientist and/or a father figure in a 1950s TV show. Utonium is 6'1" and weighs 137 lbs. In the earlier episodes (such as "Monkey See, Doggie Do"), he was seen carrying a tobacco pipe, but this was dropped in the later episodes.

The Powerpuff Girls Z

Professor Utonium wears a white lab coat, with pens in its pocket, and wears a shirt and tie, and his head is impossibly rectangular with carefully parted black hair and thick eyebrows. The Professor's voice is deep and thoughtful, exactly the sort you might expect form am eminent scientist and/or a father.

2016 TV series reboot

Appearance wise Professor Utonium is not as square as his original counterpart since all of his corners have been rounded. Otherwise his appearance remains the same. It is likely that he still wears a lab coat on practically every occasion.

Powers and abilities

Appearances

Whoopass Stew

1998 TV series

The Powerpuff Girls Movie

2016 TV series

The Powerpuff Girls Z

Relationships

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Quotes

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Gallery

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Trivia

  • The voice of the Professor who is currently voiced by Tom Kane is based on the voice of veteran voice actor Gary Owens.
  • The Professor was inspired by J.R. "Bob" Dobbs of the Church of the Subgeniuses.
  • In the promo Whoopass Stew episode, he looked like an older version of Dexter from Dexter's Laboratory without hair.
  • While the real last name of the Powerpuff Girls was never revealed on the show, it can be assumed that "Utonium" is their surname since the Professor is technically their dad.

One thing that would indicate that Utonium is the girls' last name is when the Professor said, **"We're Utoniums." in "Roughing It Up" when the girls got mad at Fuzzy Lumpkins and his three nephews.

  • His physical appearance resembles that of Samurai Jack.
  • It was revealed in "Uh-Oh, Dynamo" that the Professor is left-handed.

References

External Links


v - e - d
The Powerpuff Girls logo
Media
Television: The Powerpuff Girls (Episodes) • 2016 Reboot series (Episodes) • The Powerpuff Girls Z

Theatrical Film: The Powerpuff Girls Movie
Specials: Twas the Fight Before ChristmasThe Powerpuff Girls Rule!!!Dance Pantsed
Pilots: Whoopass Stew: A Sticky Situation!Meat Fuzzy LumpkinsCrime 101
Home Video: Video
Video Games: Bad Mojo JojoPaint the Townsville GreenChemical X-tractionRelish RampageMojo Jojo's Clone ZoneHIM and SeekDefenders of TownsvilleMojo MadnessBattle HIMMojo Jojo A-Go-GoMojo Jojo's Pet ProjectGlitch Fixers
Music: soundtracks
Books:

Characters
Protagonists: BlossomBubblesButtercupProfessor Utonium

Supporting characters: The Mayor of TownsvilleSara BellumMs. Keane
Antagonists: Mojo JojoPrincess MorbucksHIMThe Gangreen GangFuzzy LumpkinsThe Rowdyruff BoysSedusaDick HardlyBianca BikiniThe Amoeba BoysChelseaFemme FataleManboyWhite KittyAllegroRainbow the Clown / Mr. MimeThe SmithsLenny BaxterRoach CoachThe Boogie ManMask ScaraAbracadaverFluffy BunchOil MonsterGiant FishballoonBroccoloidsMinistry of PainDragon-Like MonsterLou GubriousJanitaurThe Mayor of CitiesvilleThe GnomeWhimsical WillyMajor ManSteve the MonsterMojo Jojo's ArmyDooks of DoomMadame ArgentinaThe PowerbluffsMopey PopoMike BrikowskiMax Von NitrateMr. WednesdayEye MonsterFredHeadsuckerJeromeMr. Burglar ManJemmica
Other characters: BunnyRobin SnyderBulletSteamypuff GirlsCaptain RighteousLeftyMike BelieveElmer SglueRun-of-the-Mill GirlsMajor Glory (crossover) • Valhallen (crossover) • Harry PittPowerpuff Girls' Imaginary FriendSanta ClausMitch MitchelsonTwiggy

Locations
TownsvillePokey Oaks KindergartenMidway Elementary SchoolProfessor Utonium's HouseMalph'sHot Dogs On A SkewerTownsville City Opera HouseThe Powerpuff StorePokey FolksSilico IndustriesCitiesville
Objects
Songs
Episodes
Original:

Season 1: Monkey See, Doggie DoMommy FearestInsect InsidePowerpuff BluffOcti EvilGeshundfightButtercrushFuzzy LogicBoogie FrightsAbracadaverTelephoniesTough LoveMajor CompetitionMr. Mojo's RisingPaste Makes WasteIce SoreBubbleviciousThe Bare FactsCat Man DoImpeach FuzzJust Another Manic MojoMime for a ChangeThe Rowdyruff BoysUh Oh Dynamo
Season 2: Stuck Up, Up and AwaySchoolhouse RockedCollect HerSupper VillainBirthday BashToo Pooped to PuffBeat Your GreensDown n' DirtyDream SchemeYou Snooze You LoseSlave the DayLos Dos MojosA Very Special BlossomDaylight SavingsMo JobPet FeudImaginary FiendCootie GrasThe Powerpuff Girls Best Rainy Day Adventure EverJust DessertsTwisted SisterCover UpSpeed DemonMojo JonesinSomething's a Ms.Slumbering with the Enemy
Season 3: Fallen ArchesThe Mane EventTown and OutChild FearingCriss Cross CrisisBubblevisionBought and ScoldGettin' Twiggy With ItCop OutThree Girls and a MonsterMonkey See, Doggy TwoJewel of the AisleSuper ZeroesCandy Is DandyCatastropheHot Air BuffoonPloys R' UsThe Headsucker's MoxyEqual FightsPowerprof.Moral DecayMeet the Beat AllsHelter ShelterPower Lunch
Season 4: Film FlamAll Chalked UpGet Back JojoHim Diddle RiddleSuper FriendsMembers OnlyNano of the NorthStray BulletForced KinKnock It Off
Season 5: Keen on KeaneNot So Awesome BlossomPower-NoiaMonstra-CityShut the Pup UpToast of the TownDivide and ConquerBurglar AlarmedShotgun WeddingSave MojoSubstitute CreatureThe Boys Are Back in TownSee Me, Feel Me, GnomeyPee Pee G'sBoy ToysSeed No EvilThe City of ClipsvilleLying Around the HouseBubble BoyA DocumentaryGirls Gone MildCursesBang for Your BuckSilent TreatmentSweet 'n' Sour
Season 6: Prime MatesCoupe D'EtatMakes Zen to MeSay UncleReeking HavocLive & Let DynamoMo' LinguishOops, I Did It AgainA Made Up StoryLittle Miss InterpretsNight MayorCustody BattleThe City of NutsvilleAspirationsThat's Not My BabySimian SaysSun ScreamThe City of FrownsvilleWest in PiecesCrazy Mixed Up PuffsMizzen in ActionRoughing It UpWhat's the Big Idea?Nuthin' SpecialNeighbor HoodI See a Funny Cartoon in Your FutureOcti-Gone
Reboot:

See also
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