Japanese Name


English Name


Japanese Actor

Machiko Kawana

English Actor

Kelly Metzger

First Appearance

Powerpuff Girls to the Rescue

Signature Color

Light Green


Powered Buttercup


Piko Piko Hammer

Buttercup (named Kaoru in the Japanese Version) is part of The Powerpuff Girls Z and is the third member. She transforms into Powered Buttercup and her trademark weapon is a large piko piko hammer.


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First Encounter as Powered ButtercupEditEdit

She was first seen riding down a street with a skateboard and spotting a child painting while a flash of white light was heading toward him. Quickly, Buttercup desparately shealed the child as the flash of light hit her. Suddenly, she transformed into Powered Buttercup as well as making a costume change. After the transformation, Buttercup was shocked that she was wearing a skirt to her dismay.

In Powerpuff Girls Z, Buttercup's name is Powered Buttercup (Kaoru Matsubara), who is voiced by Kelly Metzger in the English dub. Kaoru is the third and final member of the Powerpuff Girls Z team. Kaoru transforms by saying "Powered Buttercup". She is known at school for being the most athletic girl as she plays tennis, practices martial arts, and numerous other activities, and spends a great deal of time watching sports on TV. She is especially good at soccer due to her strengthened determination after receiving new soccer cleats when she was 3 years old from her brothers. This may be part of the reason why she has so many fangirls, much to her dismay. She hates girls, whom she consider very "girly". This includes Hyper Blossom (Momoko), and Rolling Bubbles (Miyako). This, in addition to the fact that she hates skirts(to the point of terrorifying Prof. Utonium and Ken with grumbling about the skirt and how she hated skirts), makes Kaoru the most reluctant of the Powerpuff Girls Z squad, only joining due to the power it has given her. In later episodes, she begins to care about Hyper Blossom (Momoko) and Rolling Bubbles (Miyako) and is no longer reluctant about joining them in whatever they do, but she often tries to act calm and indifferent. She speaks with a hard and masculine edge and never uses honorifics when speaking. Her greatest fear is ghosts. Kaoru lives with her father, who is a professional masked-wrestler, mother and two brothers, one older and one younger. She wants to be a professional wrestler for a living, like her dad. It was implied that she has developed feelings for Butch. She is represented by stars.

As Powered Buttercup, Kaoru uses a Daruma Otoshi hammer. Her weapon is mainly a close range weapon, although she can also send energy projectiles and extend her hammer to attack at long range. Her weapon is considered the heaviest of the three and only she can carry it with ease. Momoko and Miyako can't lift it even together (which also shows she is the strongest of the three)(Blossom saying in the English dub "How can Buttercup lift this?"). Her attacks include "Megaton Dunk", "Graviton Drive", "Swing Sonic", "Hurricane Lutz", "Smash Block", and "Buttercup Finish".

Personality and InterestEditEdit

Karou was the third member of The Powerpuff Girls Z. Her transformation is "Powered Buttercup" and uses a large swing hammer as a weapon. Buttercup has a strong dislike for skirts and other girly stuff. Like in the regular show, Buttercup is a tomboy, and is the most easily enraged girl of the three. Buttercup is famous for being the most athelic girl in school and is admired by many female students. She enjoys all kinds of sports and spends a great deal of time watching them on TV. It's shown she is mostly good at soccer. Buttercup's greatest fear is ghosts and haunted mansions. Buttercup has a slight crush on Butch Z, as seen after her kiss until she was told to stop. She's represented by stars.


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  • Buttercup from Powerpuff Girls Z was designed after Akane from Ranma ½.
  • Buttercup from Powerpuff Girls Z has a similar hairstyle to Goku from Dragon Ball Z/Dragon Ball Z Kai series.
  • Buttercup From Powerpuff Girls Z Bears the Resemblance to Dan Kuto From Naruto Series and Optimus Prime from Transformers Series.
  • Buttercup is also the only Powerpuff who can only speak in one language, which is English. Bubbles can speak Spanish and Japanese and Blossom can speak Chinese (however, in Powerpuff Girls Z, the show is in Japanese, with slight English).
  • She is the only one without any long eyelashes(probably caused by her not being girly)

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