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The characters of The Amazing World of Gumball include:

The Wattersons

Gumball Watterson

 The main character (as indicated by the title). Gumball is a talking blue cat in middle school. A mischief maker and somewhat lazy, the show revolves around his various mishaps around Elmore. Tends to have questionable morals at times and can be a little selfish as well.

 Nicole: Honey, are you in trouble? Because my mother senses are tingling. I can smell trouble.

Gumball: (laughing nervously) Trouble? No, we're fine. Absolutely fine. No trouble here, bye.

Nicole: Are you lying?

Gumball: Ha! Oh, no, of course not.

Nicole: Right. You're lying. I'm coming home now.

Darwin Watterson

 Gumball's pet goldfish-turned-family member after it sprouted legs, grew in size, and began to talk. Gumball and Darwin are seen as brothers (Darwin even calls Nicole "Mom") and attend the same school. Darwin is a bit naive due to his forced adaptation among the "normal" world, though he is more rational and moral than Gumball.

 "Yeah, he's great because... he's got legs, and, you know... a head..."

    • That's if you want to consider the entirety a fish's body, a head.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Probably because he's a goldfish. Subverted from Season 2 onwards.
  • Fish Out of Water
  • Happily Adopted: Darwin's treated like as much of a member of the family as Gumball is.
    • Although legally he's still registered as a pet.
  • Keet
  • Meaningful Name: He was once the family pet fish but then he sprouted legs and doesn't need water to breathe anymore. Think about that for a second.
  • Named After Somebody Famous
  • Overly Long Name: In "The Party", he reveals that his full name is Darwin Radlin Caspian Ahab Poseidon Nicodemus Watterson III.
  • Only Sane Man: Darwin is often the voice of reason to Gumball’s stupider schemes. Of course, he can also grab the Idiot Ball just as often.
  • Speech Impediment: In 'The Sock', Gumball points out that Darwin has a lisp where gills whistle. Darwin retorts with "You're so stinky, sailors sing sea shanties about how stinky you are!" making a whistling sound with every 'S'. This only happens for that one and only time, though. In fact, the very next sentence he says contains 'S'es without the lisp.
  • Stepford Smiler: He is this in The Meddler.
  • Uplifted Animal

Anais Watterson

 Gumball's genius little (rabbit) sister, who is his junior by eight years (Gumball is 12, she is 4). Due to her high intelligence, she attends Gumball and Darwin's middle school as well. Despite her competency, she still displays some traits of a typical four-year old.

Nicole Watterson

 The maternal member of the Watterson family (and the same kind of cat as Gumball). She holds down a job at the rainbow factory and appears to be the only member of the family with any sense of responsibility. She's normally collected and organized but when things go awry, she succumbs to violent bouts of anger (almost always sparked by her sons).

  • Action Mom
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parent: In "The Meddler" she decides to follow Gumball around at school everywhere, even in the public shower, doing things such as feeding him like a baby and calling him "Gummypuss".
  • Badass
  • Berserk Button: Being called a loser (at least by Miss Simian).
  • Blue Boy Pink Girl: Inverted with both her and Richard.
  • Closer to Earth
  • Cute Bruiser: Don't make her mad. She is a lot stronger than she looks.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Though they're visible far less often then Gumball's.
  • Determinator: She gets scary when she gets mad and probably can and will chase you down. The DVD is based entirely on this.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Nicole cares for her family, but easily becomes upset when she discovers they did something wrong. She's even taking anger management classes, in which her behavior is far worse than she acts elsewhere.
  • Hot Mom
  • Killer Cat She has proven herself to be made of this trope in countless episodes, most notably in The Fight, where she mercilessly tears through Tina Rex's father just at the mere inkling of assuming that Gumball was being bullied.
  • Out of Focus: Besides the episodes "The Parents" and "The Web", she has little screentime in season 6.
  • Le Parkour: She's very good at this.
  • Magic Skirt: Including one scene where she's hung upside down without it moving.
  • Mama Bear
  • Only Sane Woman: Depends on the episode, which sometimes gives the role to Anais instead. If she loses her temper, though, this goes out the window.
  • Parenting the Husband
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife

Richard Watterson

 Gumball's father and Nicole's rabbit husband. Richard is very immature for his age and hates to have any sort of responsibility. He is also quite lackadaisical and sleeps frequently. As a result, Nicole is usually forced to be the parent to their children.

Gumball's classmates

Alan the balloon

  • Fatal Attraction: Alan and Carmen are passionately in love with one another, but because Alan is a balloon and Carmen is a cactus, their relationship is impossible.
  • Flying Face: Alan is just a balloon with a face drawn on it. His lack of limbs is a frequent frustration of his.
  • Helium Speech: Invoked as he has a high squeaky voice similar to the effects of helium.
  • Nice Guy
  • Running Gag: He has no hands!
  • Sitcom Arch Nemesis: To Gumball

Anton the Toast

Banana Joe

Bobert the Robot

Carmen the Cactus

Carrie the Ghost

Clayton the Clay

Hector the Giant

Idaho the Potato


Juke the Boombox

Leslie the Flower

  • Ambiguously Gay: Mostly blatantly shown in "The Mustache", when Gumball's butt suddenly becomes incredibly muscular and Leslie just stares.
  • Gender Blender Name: Male, despite the name and appearance
    • It's not made entirley clear what gender Leslie is in the FIRST place. While originally introduced as a boy, Leslie hangs out with the girls, and didn't object when referred to collectively as 'the girls.'
    • He's definitely a guy, a very flamboyant and girly guy, but a guy nonetheless.
      • Leslie is a flower. Technically speaking, (s)he's both.

Masami the Cloud

  • Spoiled Brat: Daughter of the rainbow factory owner and has a smug sense of superiority.

Molly the Sauropod

Ocho the 8-Bit Spider

Penny Fitzgerald

Sussie the Chinnikin

Teri the Paper Bear

Tina Rex

Tobias the Jock

Rob/Dr. Wrecker

William the Eyeball

Other adults

Principal Nigel Brown

  • Cartoon Creature: "furry slug" is the most accurate description of what exactly he's supposed to be. Lampshaded, since no one, not even he know what he is.

I tried to hibernate through winter, but it turns out that whatever I am doesn’t do that.

  • Dean Bitterman: Sometimes.
  • Humiliation Conga: Happens to him in "The Mystery" where he was slammed with a door by Mrs. Simian, leaving him dizzy and causing him to fall down the stairs, covering himself in toilet paper, then smashed into Penny's painting and falling into some burning chemicals, causing him to fall down MORE stairs and wrapping himself in more toilet paper, then finally landing inside Gumball's locker.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue Oni to Miss Simian's Red Oni.

Donut Sheriff

Laurence Needlemeyer

Gaylord Robinson

Margaret Robinson

Rocky Robinson

Mr. Steve Small

Gumball: Mr. Small, your crazy conspiracy theory was right!
Mr. Small: You mean redheads really are aliens?
Gumball: No, the other one.

 "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful!"

  • Piss-Take Rap: Has one about honesty; while dressed in a bear costume.
  • Scare'Em Straight: Does this to Gumball and Darwin by showing them a grotesque diagram of the soul of a liar. This can also be applied to his sock puppet, the Silence Snake, whom he uses to scream at people and shock them into shutting up.
  • Unmoving Plaid: His shirt.

Miss Simian

Gary Hedges

Construction Men

Coach Russo

Mr. Rex

Felicity Parham

Van Shopkeeper

  • Wild Card: He has no real allegiance, selling dangerous items and also sold Darwin to Richard, but he helps out on occasion.

The Copycats

Banana Bob and Banana Barbara

The Pepperonis

Jackie Wilson

Harold Wilson

Video Game Store Manager

  • Bad Boss
  • Honest John's Dealership: He absolutely refuses to give refunds for anything under any circumstances, and also once sold a paper shredder claiming it was a game console.
  • Jerkass: He makes Laurence admit it was his fault that there was traffic which caused him to be late (and probably make him say it like he means it). Then he hangs up on him.
  • Killer Rabbit: Subverted; despite what Needlemeyer insists, he's physically capable of nothing more than slight annoyance. The person he was attacking just happened to be a complete wuss.
  • Money Fetish: He makes Mr. Krabs look generous.
  • The Napoleon

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Granny Jojo

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