There’s a new girl in Townsville! In a surprising announcement this week, Cartoon Network finally revealed an addition to the Powerpuff Girls.
It turns out that Bliss (full name: Blisstina Francesca Francia Mariam Alicia Utonium) is older than Bubbles, Blossom, and Buttercup. Professor Utonium created her about 10 years before the three popular girls came to being.
Based on the cable channel’s recent information releases, Bliss is a teenager who has issues with controlling her own emotions. She self-implodes whenever she feels strong feelings like sadness, excitement, anger, and even happiness.
Her tantrum caused a big explosion years ago, leading Professor Utonium to think that she was destroyed. Apparently, Bliss is still alive and has returned from her self-exile in Bird Poop Island.
Moreover, Bliss is a different girl based on composition. Like her three sisters, she is made of sugar, spice, and everything nice, but instead of Chemical X, Professor Utonium used Chemical W to create her. This may explain her unstable emotional state.
Interestingly, this is not the first time that a new Powerpuff Girl is introduced to its audience. In 1998, an episode entitled ‘Twisted Sister’ featured Bunny, a little girl created by the Powerpuff Girls so they can ease their selves the burden of saving each day. Unfortunately, she died heroically (to save the girls) in the same episode and never appeared in the cartoon series again.
This may not be the case for Bliss, as there are speculations that she might stay longer in the rebooted series. But her presence would surely bring a new spark: she is the first fair-skinned Powerpuff Girl and she was best friends with Mojo Jojo, the main villain who used to work as Professor Utonium’s laboratory assistant, before she disappeared. Cartoon Network remains mum about a possible Mojo-Bliss reunion.
Bliss will appear in The Powerpuff Girls: The Power of Four, chapter 1 of a five-part Cartoon Network special. The episode premiere will be streamed through Cartoon Network Asia’s Facebook page on Thursday (September 21) at 6:00 p.m. TV airing is scheduled on Saturday (September 23) at 10:45 a.m., of course over Cartoon Network.
(Images from Cartoon Network’s Facebook page.)