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"Yo Earl." "WHAT!?" (Lemongrab). "Hey. You're fired, you butt." Princess Bubblegum To Lemongrab ("Too Young")
Bonnie to Marceline ("Obsidian")“I Love You, Ok?”
Princess Bonnibel "Bonnie" Bubblegum (often called PB and occasionally Peebles, Bub-Bubs, or P-Bubs) is one of the main characters of the series Adventure Time and first appeared in the animated short.
Princess Bubblegum is the current incarnation of the Candy Elemental, comparable to the inhabitants of the Candy Kingdom, who are all composed of types of desserts and candies. She rules over the Candy Kingdom, but in the Season 6 episode "Hot Diggity Doom" (the first part of the season's finale), an election was held and she lost to the King of Ooo by a landslide. As a result, she no longer ruled the Candy Kingdom and the King of Ooo replaced her as the new ruler until a rebellion against King of Ooo allowed her to reclaim the throne in "The Dark Cloud". As of the Series Finale, Princess Bubblegum and Marceline have resumed their romantic relationship, and she is currently Marceline’s girlfriend again.
Princess Bonnibel Bubblegum was formed as a part of a massive, blob-like hive mind made of pink gum known as the Mother Gum in the years immediately following the Mushroom War, which spread out across the destroyed city and first appeared in "Simon & Marcy". In the aforementioned episode, the Mother Gum served as an ally for the titular characters by providing Simon with the soup he wanted for the young Marceline. In a flashback from "Bonnie and Neddy" taking place over 800 years before the events of the show, she and her brother Neddy drop from the ceiling of an abandoned building where the Mother Gum is now resting.
As shown in the final cutscene of the game Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW!, after she emerged from the gum, she learned to think, feel, and be independent. Her sentient "parents" remained far beneath the Candy Kingdom, as a massive blob of bubblegum. They were eventually released into Ooo after they were defeated.
As a child, roughly 800 years before the events of the series, Bonnibel was living in the post-apocalyptic wasteland that Ooo was. Living in a hideout next to a radioactive river (which would later become the place the Candy Kingdom was built) with only her brother, she longed for more family members, thus creating Uncle Gumbald, along with Aunt Lolly and Cousin Chicle. She had planned for them to fit specific archetypes to create a family dynamic and make her life less lonely, however, Gumbald soon revealed to his niece that he had plans to build a candy city. Bonnie, disliking this plan, created Lake Butterscotch in place of the site where her uncle wanted to build apartments. Gumbald, infuriated by this, began to devise a plan to get rid of his niece and take control over the family. Sending Bonnibel away on a date with Mr. Cream Puff, whom Gumbald had created himself, he, along with Lolly and Chicle, discussed the plan to overthrow Bonnibel and build their candy city. During this discussion, Gumbald showcased his new creation: "Dum-Dum Juice," a serum to turn Bubblegum into a docile and simple-minded candy subject like Mr. Cream Puff. Gumbald then tricked Lolly and Chicle into eating cupcakes laced with the serum, turning the two into a cheerful and simple-minded piñata and candy ball respectively. When Bonnibel returned from her date, Gumbald attempted to transform her as well, but this ultimately failed, as Bonnie managed to cause the serum to spill onto Gumbald's face, turning him into a punch bowl.
Bonnie decided that the trio was best left as candy people, as she claimed they seemed happier in their simple-minded and obedient new forms and declared herself as their "princess." Since then, the majority of the princess's subjects she created were loyal to her and simple-minded, likely to prevent any future incidents similar to the one with her created family members. She eventually build her kingdom and created more Candy People, calling her kingdom the Candy Kingdom.
The Candy Kingdom
At one point she befriended Shoko, one of Finn's past lives. Originally, Shoko was sent by the Bath Boy Gang's Bath Boy Gang leader to steal Princess Bubblegum's amulet and sneaks into her castle by knocking herself unconscious and saying it was by the Bath Boy Gang. Bubblegum "rescues" her and brings her inside the kingdom, and treats her wounds. Shoko opens up about her childhood and the two bond. Shoko considers staying with Princess Bubblegum and adopting a normal life, but a spy from the Bath Boy Gang threatens to tell the Bath Boy Gang leader that she abandoned the job, which would result in her death. Fearing for her life, Shoko "pretends" to beat up the spy, resulting in high praise of her combat ability from Princess Bubblegum. Bubblegum then requests Shoko's help on creating the first Gumball Guardians. Afterwards she tells Shoko she has a surprise for her, ordering young Peppermint Butler to bring out a wooden box where she reveals she has made a mechanical arm for Shoko to replace the one her parents sold. Shoko starts to tear up and makes the excuse that she has to go back to her room. Later, Shoko sneaks into Princess Bubblegum's room and reaches for her amulet. However, a Gumball Guardian catches her in the act, setting off an alarm and waking up Princess Bubblegum. Shoko panics and swipes the amulet off of Princess Bubblegum's neck and jumps onto a platform below. However, Shoko is blasted by the Gumball Guardians' laser eyes, causing her to fall into a river of green, toxic chemical waste below her. Princess Bubblegum orders the Gumball Guardians to rescue her, but when one of the Gumball Guardians places his hand into the toxic waste, it is burned off. Princess Bubblegum tells them to take a break for the night as she looks on in sorrow. Bubblegum watches on for a few more moments before turning her back on the toxic waste river.
Centuries before the beginning of the series and some time after the foundation of the Candy Kingdom, Princess Bubblegum met and befriended Marceline the Vampire Queen, eventually entering into a romantic relationship with her. This is also when she got her beloved Rock T-shirt from Marceline during a performance. They would spend time explore the Candy Kingdom's elaborate rock candy mining complex, where Bubblegum caught Marceline vandalizing her property, although, Marceline even got her to tag something down there. However, as the Candy Kingdom kept growing the responsibilities of ruling the Candy Kingdom became more and more demanding and Bubblegum started pushing Marceline away. This came to a head when Bonnibel was called to Glass Kingdom in order to help defend it from the dragon Molto Larvo, as she put her attention towards saving the people over her troublemaking girlfriend. After Marceline put forth her true feelings in a scathing song, sealing the dragon in the process, the pair separated, hurting Bubblegum in her first genuine relationships and would not find common ground together for several hundred years.
In "Earth & Water", a flashback reveals that 15 years prior when Flame Princess was born, a messenger of the Fire Kingdom gives Flame King word that his offspring will be more powerful than he could ever dream to be. The Flame King tells the messenger to leave the baby in the woods to perish. The messenger could not bear to let the baby perish, so he left her with a Crystal Lumberjack, whose house Flame Princess promptly burns. The lumberjack screams in shock, and Flame Princess runs into the forest, burning trees. Princess Bubblegum sees this, and, wearing a protective suit, returns Flame Princess to the Fire Kingdom. She tells Flame King that he should not let her wander in the woods because she is too dangerous. Princess Bubblegum tells Flame King to find a way to contain Flame Princess's power, and he proceeds to do so by locking Flame Princess up. The scene changes to Flame Princess in her lantern and the flashback ends.
It is implied that Finn has saved Princess Bubblegum more than a few times, though she winds up saving him in the episodes "Dungeon" and "Lady & Peebles". As the series continues she learns to defend herself with science. It also seems that she has had previous run-ins with Marceline the Vampire Queen (who is one of only two known characters who call her by her real name Bonnibel or just Bonnie, the other being Flame Princess), but both of them are now close friends. In the past, she created Lemongrab (her first experiment gone wrong), then sent him away to live a sheltered life inside his own castle. Princess Bubblegum also performs other scientific experiments, which vary from highly successful to catastrophic.
In the second season's two-part finale, "Mortal Folly" and "Mortal Recoil", she sends Finn and Jake on a quest to stop the Lich from killing, possessing and taking over everyone's souls in the Land of Ooo. She gives Finn the Gauntlet of the Hero Billy, as it is the only known weapon that can harm the Lich, and a sweater she made herself. The Ice King captures Princess Bubblegum and chases after Finn and Jake to get their blessing to marry her, but he accidentally drops the princess into the Lich's well of Power. She is soon melted into a pile of pink-brown candy goo and is rushed to the hospital.
It is soon revealed that the spirit of the Lich has possessed the princess and eventually warps her into a giant monster that nearly tears apart the Candy Kingdom. Finn enlists the power of Ice King to immobilize her with his freezing ice powers. Unfortunately, the frozen princess topples over and shatters into bubblegum pieces. The doctors reassembled her, but lacking all the necessary pieces her apparent age decreased to 13 (the same age as Finn at the time).
As a 13-year-old, Princess Bubblegum is technically younger than the Earl of Lemongrab and he claims his right to the throne until she turns 18 again. After failed attempts of pranking the Earl until he leaves, Princess Bubblegum is forced to restore herself to her 18-year-old form with the contribution of biomass (candy) from the Candy People and a hug (and kiss) from Finn. After reverting to her proper age and size in "Too Young", she acts as if the events that happened earlier that same day (while she was 13) actually happened five years ago. Oddly, in "The Vault", it is revealed that Princess Bubblegum, during the life of Finn's previous incarnation Shoko, had stated that she was 19 and not 18, and is now apparently not being totally honest about her age.
In "Burning Low", Princess Bubblegum reveals that Flame Princess is physically unstable, and she prevents Flame Princess's Elemental Matrix from causing the end of the world: she guides Jake to block the hole resulting from the kiss between Finn and Flame Princess, thus cutting off Flame Princess's oxygen supply and stopping the reaction (and nearly suffocating her along with Finn, who had jumped down after her). She also tells Jake that Flame Princess is unaware that Princess Bubblegum is the one who locked her away as a baby.
During the events of "Lady & Peebles", Princess Bubblegum and Lady Rainicorn track the missing Finn and Jake into an uncharted ice cave, believing that Ice King has captured them. After surviving dangerous encounters within the dungeon, it is revealed that Ricardio set up the situation to lure Bubblegum into the cave and force her to marry him. After having already poisoned Finn and Jake with Zanoits, Ricardio defeats Lady Rainicorn by tying her into a knot. Princess Bubblegum then challenges him to a fistfight, winning by ripping his newly attached limbs away at their exposed sinews. She then drags Finn, Jake, and Ice King back to the Candy Kingdom on Lady's back, creating a new heart for Ice King out of "Ricardio's sinews, toffee, and maracas." She is also the first person to learn of Lady Rainicorn's pregnancy (apart from Lady Rainicorn herself).
Princess Bubblegum patches up her rocky relationship with Lemongrab in "You Made Me" by making him a Lemongrab 2, so he will have a friend who truly understands him. At the end of the episode, the princess bids them a fond farewell and they both invite her to visit anytime, indicating that the three of them are on good terms. In "All Your Fault", however, she sends Finn and Jake on a mission because the Lemongrab clones have run out of food. Finn and Jake, upon arriving, find out that the Lemongrabs have been using food to create candy people because Princess Bubblegum accidentally left the recipe for making candy people there. Luckily, after Lemonjon turned himself into food after almost destroying the Candy Kingdom, Princess Bubblegum erases the Candy life formula from their minds.
In the Season 4 finale, she is the first person to realize that Billy is possessed by The Lich, and tries to warn Finn and Jake, but it is too late.
In "The Suitor", Peppermint Butler tried to find her a suitor, settling on Braco. Despite all of Braco's attempts to win her heart, she has no feelings for him and she claims that Braco will never be happy with her. Out of pity and kindness, she created a robotic clone of herself to be Braco's partner. PB later admitted that she loved Braco in the same way she loves all Candy People, but she will not be forced into a relationship. Throughout the rest of season five, she is seen focusing on all of her science projects and isolating herself in her lab.
In "The Vault" Finn calls Bubblegum over to the Tree House where he proceeds to knock over his oven and tear up a bunch of floorboards which eventually reveals a hollowed out hole where Shoko is buried. Shoko's ghost rises from the hole and hands Finn Bubblegum's long lost amulet before disappearing, showing her skeleton remains. This reveals that the Ghost Lady was only "haunting" Finn in hopes he would soon return Princess Bubblegum's amulet. Finn hands Princess Bubblegum the amulet where she exclaims in shock. She looks past Finn and sees Shoko's skeleton, realizing who the skeleton belongs to. Finn cuts her off from saying anything by stating that he is Shoko and states that Princess Bubblegum is not 19 but rather a "bazillion years old." Princess Bubblegum laughs nervously.
In "Hot Diggity Doom", the Candy Kingdom had its very first election. The election was between Princess Bubblegum and the King of Ooo. PB did not campaign, as she thought the Candy People knew she loved them and that they were smart enough to understand the King was a bad person (which he is). Unfortunately, the King convinced everyone to vote for him, causing her to lose the election. PB, unable to confront the candy people after seeing their innocent faces, turned in her crown and left (along with Peppermint Butler) to an old, dirty cabin built by her Uncle Gumbald, which they worked hard to fix and make it into a nice place to live until she got back in business as the princess of the Candy Kingdom.
In "Varmints", while chasing "varmints" that were messing with her bio-engineered pumpkins, she and Marceline come across the old Candy Kingdom crystal mines, where Princess Bubblegum had caught Marceline graffiti the walls back before they stopped being friends. Marceline had convinced her to leave her own mark on the wall, which reads "Marceline made me write this." It is also revealed that the two would tell jokes and stories for hours down there before Princess Bubblegum got too busy with Princess business.
In the final episode of Adventure Time Mini-Series: "Stakes", "The Dark Cloud", Crunchy (who had been mistreated by the King of Ooo) pushed the King of Ooo into the fireplace causing him to melt. Crunchy then took charge and ordered the candy citizens to help PB (along with Marceline, Finn, and Jake) destroy The Dark Cloud. After that, Bubblegum usurped Crunchy and got her throne back so she could put Peppermint Butler back after he had been smashed into pieces during the explosion at the cabin. Soon Princess Bubblegum was back as the princess of the Candy Kingdom.
In "The Thin Yellow Line", it is revealed by the Banana Guards that the first Candy People turned on PB and she turned them into monsters. It is also rumored that Neddy was imprisoned under the Palace Tree, not put there for his own safety (although this is likely just an urban legend as Neddy was not chained up or forced to stay) and they said she destroyed all the rattleballs which gave the impression that she did it for no good reason (although Colonel Candy Corn seems to be unaware of this fact in Nemesis).
In "Gumbaldia", Princess Bubblegum planned for war against her Uncle Gumbald's new city-state Gumbaldia. Finn and Jake confronted Gumbald, hoping to call off the war. Finn at one point got Gumbald to like him and supposedly called off all hostilities between the Candy Kingdom and Gumbaldia, while splashing Finn and Jake with a "victory juice." Finn and Jake went back the Bonnie with a signed peace treaty. Princess Bubblegum was initially excited and was about to hug Finn, but could not look past his odd smell. Peppermint Butler then walked over to Finn and Jake, wiping them off with a towel, and then became transformed into a dumber, naked, baby-like peppermint. Princess Bubblegum then realized that the victory juice was Gumbald's dumdum juice, and he had attempted to have her subjected to it. Furious, Princess Bubblegum formally declared war on Gumbaldia.
In "Obsidian", some years after the series finale, she and Marceline (now her girlfriend) returned to Glass Kingdom to once again stop Molto Larvo, though not without hesitation, as both recalled the unfortunate events which unfolded during their previous visit. Together, they managed to stop the dragon's rampage and affirmed their intentions to spend eternity together.
In "Together Again", Princess Bubblegum does not appear, but a statue of her sits in what was once her former castle. Peppermint Butler is shown wearing her crown; apparently having taken over her job as ruler. Her location and well-being during this time is left a mystery.
Princess Bubblegum is a sentient, humanoid-construct of pink gum and has been revealed to be the current incarnation of the Candy Elemental (the Elementals are the embodiments of the four main elements that make up the world: ice, fire, candy, and slime. They have existed since the beginning of life, living, dying and reincarnating for eons and millennia). Although Princess Bubblegum appeared to be in her late teens, she is in fact much older than she looks.
While Princess Bubblegum is typically kind, good-hearted and well-mannered, she can be very temperamental and has shown a malicious aspect of her personality whenever she is crossed. She was willing to break into and search the King of Ooo's blimp for evidence to support her suspicions against him, believing him to be a fraud, and went as far as to arrest him and several others in an effort to silence him; however she released them within an hour after seeing the love between Tree Trunks and Mr. Pig. She also displays a non-hesitant willingness to torture Ice King after he unintentionally infects the Candy Kingdom with a Freezer Burn Flu and refuses to assist her in curing them by screaming voluntarily. However, in this case, she does understand what she was attempting to do was wrong, and cries in stress and guilt when Finn exposes this.
Even with her kind disposition, her moral code is not as strict as Finn's and there are also hints of a darker aspect of her personality. For example, she was shown randomly cutting the limbs off of tiny round creatures with scissors and reattaching them in different places when Finn sneaks in, although the creatures show no pain and seem perfectly happy to be reconfigured. Princess Bubblegum was also willing to resort to sabotage and forced sacrifice in order to survive. Her humor is also morbid and inappropriate at times, such as when Finn picks up a paralysis poison and she says, "That's paralyzing potion, Finn! Don't touch it, or it'll paralyze you forever!" and then giggles. There were also skeletons cuffed to the walls in a hidden chamber of her castle.
Bubblegum also adores the people of her kingdom and puts their safety above all else. In her dedication, she sometimes drives herself to exhaustion with her tasks. She is also a rational thinker with skepticism towards magic, labeling it as "scientific principles presented like mystical hoodoo." She also claims that "all magic is science," and Wizards just don't know what they're doing so they call it magic. She seems to regularly organizes and attends events and showpieces such as scientific conferences, parties, and talent shows.
Noteworthy is one of Bubblegum’s coping mechanisms under extreme stress (like the Lich’s return) which seems to be stress-eating.
When she regressed to being 13-years-old, she exhibits a playful attitude and a willingness to perform pranks with Finn. Just before Princess Bubblegum is returned to her normal age she mentions that she enjoyed temporarily being 13 because she was free from the responsibilities that came with being ruler of the Candy Kingdom and that she could act like a kid again. In Princess Bubblegum's own words, being thirteen was "bloobalooby," while being 18 was "plop-dumps and waggle-sags."
After the events surrounding her age regression, Bubblegum began to feel very vulnerable, and, as she considers the possibility of living forever not yet scientifically possible, she makes a clone-Sphinx of herself named Goliad. She also begins exhibiting strong authoritarian behavior, as she starts spying on all her subjects, and begins taking more assertive actions from then onwards, with Tree Trunks even going to far as to label her "fascist." Furthermore, her worry about the fate of the Candy Kingdom in the event of her demise has led her to perform questionable acts and become more of a pragmatic character; evident in her consistent surveillance on anything that could be a threat (e.g. Flame Princess). Despite the moral ambiguity of her actions, they are motivated by her desire to protect, if taken to potentially paranoid levels. This could be best seen when Flame Princess called her a 'bad person' for her actions and Princess Bubblegum was visibly hurt, showing that she hadn't intended to be malicious. Nevertheless, even if her morality often becomes misguided and her methods bordering on dictatorship, Bubblegum truly desires only to protect her people and friends, born from a passionate heart of a girl that needed to learn herself how to be an adult.
The ruler of the Candy Kingdom has to organize a thousand things at once, keeping a reliant and stable head at all times, lock down her own problems and struggles, whilst planning for the future protection of her people. Needless to say, none of this should be handled alone regardless of how mature or mentally strong the individual is. In addition to this, Bubblegum as a high-intellectual views things from a scientific or theoretical standpoint and structure things step by step. However, this often acts as a double-edged sword and complicates with the “perfection” role she has to fill already. If some unforeseen factor or miscalculation interrupts with her tightly detailed plans, she can be taken back for a moment and her insecurity reaches highest capacity. Certain examples are when she made an error at her attempt in opening the musical door in What Was Missing, failing in containing the Larvo threat twice or holding Varmints at bay. In Obsidian, the people she tried to help doubted her abilities and it was shown that even she falls subject to pressure from others. Juggling all of this simultaneously eventually manages to tear PB’s resilience. Famous example is the emotional breaking point Bubblegum reached in Varmints, where having lost the faith of her people, exiling from her home and losing her crown in an election boil up and overheat internally. PB finally starts to shed tears of sheer struggle, exhaustion and realisation that she cannot manage her dilemma and be OK. Fortunately, with the newly rekindled love and support from Marceline, Bubblegum can stop managing every disaster by herself and takes a break from the responsibility she have had since building the first Candy People.
Princess Bubblegum is tall and slender with light pink skin and magenta-pink hair, which is made up of actual bubblegum. Her primary outfit is a floor-length, puffy-sleeved, dark-pink gown with a purple scoop-neck collar and sash around her waist. Whenever she does any science experiments, she wears a lab coat, sometimes with her hair tied back in either a bun or a ponytail. However, she still changes her outfits and hairstyle regularly from episode to episode:
- In "Slumber Party Panic", she wears a white lab coat and goggles over her regular dress.
- In "Trouble in Lumpy Space", she wears a white, purple sleeved gown with pink and purple ruffles and purple flats for the Mallow Tea Ceremony.
- In "The Duke", her skin turns green and she loses most of her hair. She wears a black suit filled with a certain type of candy milk, and later wears a purple striped tank top and white shorts.
- In "What Have You Done?", she wears a fumigation mask (which she later removes) along with her regular dress and later she puts on some sort of pink gloves.
- In "The Other Tarts", she wears a yellow, orange, and pink dress resembling a tart.
- In "The Real You", she starts off wearing white shorts, a yellow t-shirt with a red Rainicorn, pink sneakers, and white knee-socks. (She is shown also in this outfit in "Video Makers" and "Hug Wolf", when she makes a cameo appearance.) During her science BBQ she wears a white and blue, sharp shouldered "science suit".
- In "Death in Bloom", she wears a ruffly fuchsia and magenta dress and later in the episode, after eating the Princess Plant, her hairstyle becomes a shorter, more sparkly style.
- In "Susan Strong", she wears a light blue tutu with a light pink sweater and white flats. Her hair is worn in a beehive-like style. Later in that episode she wears a light blue dress with watercolor effects at the bottom, love heart sleeves, a blue belt with a lighter gem in it and a matching shocker with her hair down.
- In "Go With Me", she wears a blue, off-the-shoulder dress, and later, a yellow nightgown with pink dots. She is seen wearing this night gown in many other episodes.
- In "Video Makers", she wears a pink sweater with a hood, purple jeans, and pink flats. She also wears this outfit in "Lemonhope Part 1" and in "Elemental". When she's being filmed, she wears a white and gold gladiator dress and her hair in a multi-part ponytail with curls at the bottom and front.
- In "Mortal Folly", she wears a purple and pink meditating outfit and at the very start of the episode she wears earrings with gems matching the one in her crown.
- At the end of "Mortal Recoil" and in "Too Young", she is turned 13 and is shorter with a magenta and pink v-neck ball gown with a purple sash and short hair.
- In "Wizard Battle", she wears a very puffy purple dress with a pink collar and pink high-heels.
- In "What Was Missing", she wears a magenta dress with a pink and purple cropped cardigan or sweater, magenta shorts, and high pink boots. Later she puts on her rock shirt from Marceline on over this outfit. She also wears her hair back in this episode. This was the most-popular outfit in the series.
- In "The Creeps", she wears a floor length pink sleeveless dress, a swan-shaped mask, and a long pearl necklace with matching earrings. Her hair is up in a beehive-like style.
- In "Holly Jolly Secrets Part II", she wears a Christmas sweater over her regular outfit.
- In "Goliad", she wears a pink and purple nightgown with her hair in a low ponytail.
- In "Burning Low", she wears a short pink dress with purple ruffles at the top and purple high heels. Later in the episode, she wears a magenta dress with a dark stripe down the middle. She also appears to have her hair cut differently in this episode.
- In "Lady & Peebles", she wears a pink snow parka and brown snow boots with a pink and purple "science suit" underneath. At the start of the episode she wears a purple sling bag.
- In "You Made Me", she wears a pink shirt, pink bottoms, and purple flats. She wears her hair in a crown braid.
- In "Reign of Gunters", she wears a pink gypsy dress, purple gladiator sandals, and gold hoop earrings. Her hair is cut shorter in this episode, and is more voluminous.
- In "All the Little People", as a little person (after being dumped by little Finn), she wears a pink crop top, dark purple pants and magenta shoes. Her hair is tied into a bun.
- In "All Your Fault", she wears a lab coat with some goggles. Her hair is in a simple pony tail.
- In "The Great Bird Man", she wears a pink scuba diving suit.
- In "The Suitor", she wears her lab coat with a pink and purple turtleneck sweatshirt underneath. Just like in "Goliad" she wears glasses. Part of her hair is in a bun while the rest of her hair hangs down to her shoulders.
- In "Another Five More Short Graybles", she wears a blue night gown with pink spots on it in a grayble.
- In "Wizards Only, Fools", she wears the same outfit as in "Time Sandwich". As a disguise she wears a bulky white suit with a very wide collar and a white and purple hat over her hair, which is cut in the same way as when she was 13. Under it she wears a green and yellow "science suit." Later she wears an orange prison outfit. At the end of the episode, she is seen again in the lab coat with her hair back to its usual length, although likely less than a day had passed.
- In "Sky Witch", she wears a purple jacket over her rock shirt, pink pants, pink socks, and dark purple ankle boots. Most of her hair is tucked into her jacket, but a strand hangs out. She also wears blue earrings.
- In "Too Old", she wears a pink jumpsuit and purple boots. Her hair is in a braid.
- In "Earth & Water", she wears a fire proof suit when in the fire kingdom.
- In "The Vault", her past self is wearing a brown dress, black boots, and her amulet. Her hair is in two ponytails each tied with a brown strip of fabric. Later in the episode when she was sleeping, she was shown to be wearing a white dress with some tattered parts.
- In "Red Starved", when Finn tries to get her help by using his holo-pendant, part of her hair was shown to be tied in braids. Later in the episode, she was shown to be wearing a purple "science suit" and dark purple boots.
- In "We Fixed a Truck", she wears a short white dress, black flats, and has shorter hair.
- In "James", she wears a white full-body suit, and a pink one over it when outside the ship.
- In "Apple Wedding", she wears a pink dress with a yellow flower on it as a broach. She also wears pink heels and her hair is waist-length.
- In "Rattleballs", her past self wears a dark green dress similar to her brown one in "The Vault", a dark purple cloak, black boots, and her hair styled in a crown braid. In the same episode she wears a light grey dress with a silver colored belt, grey pants, brown boots, and a dark grey animal fur. Her hair is shorter and more voluminous, with two parts pulled in front and wrapped in brown fabric.
- In "Breezy", she wears a turquoise-green dress with bits of red, dark pink and dark purple on it as well as a pair of headphones with her usual crown. Her hair is also depicted as waist-length. In Finn's imagination, she wears a pink dress with a purple cloak. Her hair is either cut short or pushed into her cloak.
- In "James II", she wears a magenta shirt, light brown shorts, white socks, brown shoes, hat and a dark green bag. She has her hair tied in a "curly" bun. In addition to this, her thighs are shown to be thicker than usual, similar to Jungle Princess, as well as Fionna's.
- In "Something Big", she wears a purple tank top, blue jeans, and blue & white shoes. Her hair is waist-length and more voluminous.
- In "Princess Day", she wears a long-sleeved purple cardigan and her hair is in a short shoulder length style.
- In "Nemesis", she wears a long-sleeved magenta dress with a purple belt and purple boots. Her hair is also more voluminous than usual and is waist-length.
- In "Jake the Brick", she was seen wearing a purple cloth and pink dress underneath her lab coat and dark purple heels. Her hair was tied into a ponytail with some awesome high heels. Later in the episode, she wears a purple shirt depicting "I love bunny".
- In "The Pajama War", she has short hair and wears a light blue pajama top with a picture of Timmy on it and purple pajama bottoms.
- Later in "Hot Diggity Doom", she wears a white t-shirt, brown bottoms and blue slippers.
- In "Have You Seen the Muffin Mess", she wears a lime feast top, purple joggers and her hair is in a pony tail.
- In "Varmints", she wears a tucked-in beige, polo shirt with a breast pocket, blue jeans buckled high up the waist with a belt, olive brown boots, and her hair in a ponytail. She also wears a green and white hat which she loses during the episode.
- In "Vamps About", she has shoulder-length hair and wears a striped shirt with shorts which she wears in pretty much all the stake episodes.
- In "Scamps", she wears a thick purple top with a blue ribbon around her neck and some white shorts with pink boots. Her hair is shorter and wider.
- In "The Thin Yellow Line", she wears a white shirt, a red skirt, black heels and later in the episode she wears a red blaster. Her hair is shorter and in a simple pony tail. Later in the episode there is a flashback by the Banana Guards when she wears a brown furry outfit and her hair is very curly.
- In "Broke His Crown", she wears a purple top, skirt, belt, ribbon around her neck and pink boots. Her hair is normal length.
- In "Don't Look", after Finn changed her she wears a green cap, a white t-shirt and some red flats. Her hair is very short.
- In "Bun Bun", she wears a purple dress with ruffles, details at the bottom, a white part at the top and she also wears black boots. She has short hair with it at the back. Later in the episode she wears a lab coat, a white jumper under it, a blue shirt, black boots, and her hair is in a pony tail.
- In "The Music Hole", she wears a blue night gown with white details and a green eye mask with eye details, later in this episode she wears a purple outfit with a green amulet and black flats. Her hair is in the same style as when she was younger but with an added pleet.
- In "Wheels", she wears the same outfit as in "Princess Day" except with a lighter purple cardigan.
- In "High Strangeness", she wears a red and gold blazer, a cream colored top, a red skirt and yellowish brown boots.
- In "Jelly Beans Have Power", she wears blue shoes, black leggings, a white dress with a blue ribbon and her hair is the length of her back.
- In "The Invitation", she wears the same outfit as in "Bonnie and Neddy". Later in this episode, she wears grey jeans, red shoes, a orange top with white details and a blue coat.
- In Finn's dream in "Orb", she wears a cream colored sweater, purple dungarees, dark purple shoes, rimless glasses with her hair in a ponytail.
- In "Elements", Patience St. Pim's mega-spell had turned her into a giant, immobile, tower-like being that has completely engulfed her whole castle with only a face, and movable arms. This makes her look like the Mother Gum due to the long bits of gum and the color of the entirety of the tower which is the same color as her hair. She still wears her normal crown in this form. She remains this way until "Skyhooks II".
Powers and Abilities
- Princess Bubblegum has a high-level of intellect, apparent in her scientific aptitude and inventing skills. Notable examples of her intelligence are when she built her own lab, fashioned a formula to revive/reanimate dead Candy People, and when she created the candy people, Lemongrab, Goliad, Stormo, and Lemongrab 2.
- Princess Bubblegum is bilingual, speaking German and English. As she can apparently understand Lady Rainicorn, who speaks in Korean, it is implied she knows the Korean language.
- She has some proficiency in hand-to-hand combat.
- She is an ambidextrous writer.
- Princess Bubblegum has some caliber of longevity.
- Her biological age can be fluctuated by adding or removing candy biomass.
- After her right hand and forearm were turned into muffins by her nanobots, Bubblegum was able to stretch her stumped arm out to how it was originally; this is most likely how she increases and decreases the length of her hair.
- Princess Bubblegum was observed to glow when she was calming her brother down with a series of clicking noises.
- Princess Bubblegum can project in various forms quantities of candy (e.g. jellybeans, scotch mints, and soda pop) through her hands. She normally shoots torrents of jelly beans at high-speed from the palms of her hand, and this seemed enough to demolish some of the structures in her kingdom. Based on her knowledge of chemistry, she was able to create an explosion using soda pop and scotch mints, and the result was capable of destroying the huge ice construct made by Patience.
- After being overrun by her elemental powers, Princess Bubblegum became connected to all candy throughout all the galaxies. She could also transform other people and objects into candy, affecting a fellow Elemental and even further altering the already candy-like denizens of her kingdom; Finn described this as the "candy curse." Those affected were uncharacteristically joyful and sweet in terms of personality.
- Her crown and matching earrings are capable of protecting the wearer's mind from the Lich's influence. The gem of power is also used for the Enchiridion.
- Princess Bubblegum's own hubris sometimes acted as her Achilles heel. Her excessive pride or self-confidence occasionally blinded her to the possible consequences of her actions.
- As with the other Elementals, Lumps acted as a stabilizer to Bubblegum's Elemental magic and could evidently negate its effects.
- Animated short (debut)
- "Slumber Party Panic"
- "The Enchiridion!"
- "Ricardio the Heart Guy"
- "The Duke"
- "What Have You Done?"
- "The Other Tarts"
- "The Real You"
- "Go With Me"
- "Mortal Folly"
- "Mortal Recoil"
- "Too Young"
- "Wizard Battle"
- "What Was Missing"
- "The Creeps"
- "From Bad to Worse"
- "Five Short Graybles" (grayble)
- "Princess Cookie"
- "Burning Low"
- "Lady & Peebles"
- "You Made Me"
- "Reign of Gunters"
- "The Lich"
- "All Your Fault"
- "A Glitch is a Glitch"
- "Princess Potluck"
- "The Suitor"
- "The Party's Over, Isla de Señorita"
- "Wizards Only, Fools"
- "Sky Witch"
- "Too Old"
- "Earth & Water"
- "The Vault"
- "Root Beer Guy"
- "Apple Wedding"
- "Bad Timing"
- "Lemonhope Part 1"
- "Lemonhope Part 2"
- "James II"
- "The Tower"
- "Something Big"
- "The Cooler"
- "The Pajama War"
- "Graybles 1000+" (grayble)
- "Hot Diggity Doom"
- "Have You Seen the Muffin Mess"
- "Bonnie and Neddy"
- "Marceline The Vampire Queen"
- "Vamps About"
- "May I Come In?"
- "Take Her Back"
- "The Dark Cloud"
- "The Thin Yellow Line"
- "Broke His Crown"
- "The Music Hole"
- "High Strangeness"
- "Jelly Beans Have Power"
- "The Invitation"
- "Hero Heart"
- "Bonnibel Bubblegum"
- "Come Along With Me"
- "Trouble in Lumpy Space"
- "What is Life?" (In Ice King's Imagination Zone)
- "Power Animal"
- "To Cut a Woman's Hair"
- "Death in Bloom"
- "Susan Strong"
- "Video Makers"
- "No One Can Hear You"
- "Holly Jolly Secrets Part I"
- "Holly Jolly Secrets Part II"
- "Dream of Love"
- "In Your Footsteps"
- "Hug Wolf" (cameo)
- "Princess Monster Wife"
- "King Worm" (dream)
- "Jake The Dog"
- "All the Little People" (as a toy)
- "The Great Bird Man"
- "Another Five More Short Graybles" (Grayble)
- "Candy Streets"
- "Frost & Fire" (cameo)
- "Time Sandwich"
- "Red Starved"
- "We Fixed a Truck"
- "Play Date" (pictured)
- "Food Chain"
- "Princess Day"
- "Everything's Jake" (pictured)
- "Jake The Brick"
- "The Mountain"
- "Friends Forever" (pictured)
- "Water Park Prank"
- "The Comet "
- "Cherry Cream Soda"
- "The Empress Eyes"
- "The More You Moe, The Moe You Know (Part I)"
- "President Porpoise is Missing" (cameo)
- "The Hall of Egress" (flashback)
- "Don't Look"
- "Beyond the Grotto" (Pink Pond)
- "Bun Bun"
- "Daddy-Daughter Card Wars" (pictured)
- "Two Swords"
- "Do No Harm" (flashback)
- "Wheels" (cameo)
- "Whipple the Happy Dragon" (pictured)
- "The Light Cloud" (flashback, cameo)
- "Orb" (dream)
- "Bespoken For" (flashback)
- "Happy Warrior" (cameo)
- "Skyhooks II"
- "Abstract" (pictured)
- "Ketchup" (as Lollipop Girl)
- "Whispers" (flashback)
- "Three Buckets" (hologram)
- "The Wild Hunt" (flashback)
- "Son of Rap Bear" (cameo)
- "Marcy & Hunson"
- "Diamonds and Lemons"
- "Together Again" (mentioned, statue, flashback)
- "Wizard City" (pictured, video)
- On the Cartoon Network official website in 2010, Jake referred to her as "a horrible mutant mix of bubblegum and human DNA." When he brought up Finn's crush on her, Finn replied, "It's just 'cause of the radiation."
- Princess Bubblegum is an avid trumpet player, as seen in "Bad Timing."
- Her original name was Bettie, but Pendleton Ward changed it to Bonnibel because Bettie is his mother's name.
- Princess Bubblegum loves pink, as stated in "The Real You".
- In "To Cut a Woman's Hair", she reveals that she loves spaghetti. In the same episode she was upset when her spaghetti got knocked on the ground. She has since been seen eating it in multiple episodes.
- As seen in "Mortal Folly", "The Creeps", "Sky Witch", and "Reign of Gunters", Princess Bubblegum wears earrings but does not appear to have ears. However, in "All the Little People", little Princess Bubblegum is shown with ears.
- Princess Bubblegum's gender-swapped character is Prince Gumball.
- Marceline was at one point the only person known to call her by her first name, Bonnibel, or Bonnie for short, until she revealed her real name to Flame Princess in "The Cooler" in an attempt to ease tensions with the ruler of the Fire Kingdom. However, in "Bonnie and Neddy", Finn calls her by her first name.
- Princess Bubblegum has had more outfits than any other character in the show.
- Princess Bubblegum seems to be the most active in dealing with royal affairs, as she is seen managing the potluck for princesses in "Princess Potluck".
- In the animated short, the gem in her crown is magenta, but in the series it is turquoise.
- In "Video Makers" and "Mortal Folly", she consumes other Candy People. According to Adam Muto, this is to replace lost candy biomass.
- In the episode "Susan Strong", there is a portrait of Princess Bubblegum and an old woman in the top left corner of her room.
- She makes a cameo in "Hug Wolf" in the background of the Candy Kingdom chasing after a black or dark gray cat. She was wearing the same clothes as in "The Real You".
- In the episode "Puhoy", Finn named his and Roselinen's daughter after her (Bonnie).
- In the German dub of Adventure Time, Princess Bubblegum speaks Turkish.
- Princess Bubblegum has a very fast bird called Morrow, which she often uses as a form of transportation, as seen in "Death in Bloom", "Burning Low", and "The Suitor".
- Her NPC in the game, FusionFall, appears to be more "human-like."
- In "Sky Witch", Princess Bubblegum quotes the title of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas's poem "Do not go gentle into that good night".
- In "Bonnie and Neddy", when Princess Bubblegum dropped from the Mother Gum, she waves and speaks to them in click noises indicating that they may have some sort of unique communication method.
- Princess Bubblegum has a go-kart in the Cartoon Network app "Formula C Cartoon."
- Princess Bubblegum states in "Earth & Water" that she likes the taste of envelopes. However, this may have just been to distract the guards.
- In the video game Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW!, Princess Bubblegum said she was 827 years old.
- In the game, which was co-written by Pendleton Ward, Princess Bubblegum explains that she was part of the sentient pink goo that was formed about one thousand years ago, and achieved sentience upon being spat out, with her current form being 827 years old. It is unclear how much of this story is canon to the cartoon show. The remainder of the pink goo (Princess Bubblegum's "parents") is locked in the lowest level of the Candy Kingdom's dungeon until it is destroyed as a final boss and floats out in various sentient bubble forms during the closing credits.
- This is supported by the fact that in the Art of Ooo book, it is stated that Marceline is older than Princess Bubblegum. However, it is unknown if this is canon.
- The flashback in Bonnibel Bubblegum that detailed Bubblegum's early childhood also took place "like 800 years ago."
- According to Cartoon Network Latin America, PB has the wish to win the Nobel Chemistry Prize and she gets mad when someone does not follow her orders.
- When asked why she looks different from Neddy, she says they were built differently and they didn't need to understand it but to accept it.
- Her crown from when she was younger is a tiny amount smaller than her present one whereas the crown on Morrow is a much larger version altogether.
- There is a running subplot that her rule can seem uncomfortably tyrannical, but she feels she is doing what she must to shepherd and protect the kingdom. When she was briefly ousted as princess, the kingdom was nearly destroyed, and only restored to stability when she basically seized power as an anti-democratic monarch again.
- She has created a majority of her family, with only Mother Gum and Neddy being her only direct relatives.
- Also, a majority of her created family have tried to overthrow her throughout the series.
- Her fate as of "Come Along With Me" is left ambiguous. She may or may not have survived 1000 years into the future.
- In "Obsidian," it is revealed that Princess Bubblegum is boneless.
- According to Jeremy Shada, she was originally going to be voiced by Jackie Buscarino, the voice of Susan Strong.
- Her Brazilian Portuguese name is Princess Jelly Bean (Princesa Jujuba) and ironically enough, later in season 8, her first Elemental powers was to shoot jelly beans out of her hands.
- Her Arabic name is أميرة العلكة (Amiratul 'elka), which translates to (the) Princess of Gum or (the) Princess of Bubblegum (as if gum was the name of the kingdom).
- Her Bulgarian name is Принцеса Сладкодъвка, which has no direct meaning. It is a mixture from the words сладко (which means sweet) and дъвка (which means bubblegum). The literal translation of the name if the two words were separated would be Princess Sweet Bubblegum.
- Her Chinese name is 泡泡糖公主 (Pàopaotáng gōngzhǔ), which translates to Princess Bubblegum.
- Her Czech name is Princezna Žvýkačka, which translates to Princess Chewing Gum.
- Her Danish name is Prinsesse Sukkermås, which translates to Princess Sugarbottom or Princess Sweet Cheeks.
- Her Dutch name is Prinses Bubbelien, which does not have a direct meaning. Her name is a mixture of the word bubblegum and the feminine suffix -ien. An English variation of this name would be Princess Bubbeline or Princess Bubbleleen.
- Her Finnish name is Prinsessa Purkkapallo which translates to Princess Gumball.
- Her French name is Princesse Chewing Gum, which is a translation of Princess and the English words Chewing Gum
- Her Hindi name is राजकुमारी बबलगम (Rajkumari Bubblegum), which is a translation of Princess and a transliteration of Bubblegum.
- Her Hungarian name is Buborék hercegnő, which translates to Princess Bubble.
- Her Indonesian name is Puteri Bubblegum which is a translation of Princess plus the English word Bubblegum.
- Her Italian name is Principessa Bonnibel Gommarosa, which translates to Princess Pink Bubblegum or Princess Pink Chewingum.
- Her Japanese name is プリンセス・バブルガム (Purinsesu Baburugamu), which transliterates to Princess Bubblegum.
- Her Korean name is 버블검 공주 (Beobeulgeom Gongju), which is a transliteration of Bubblegum and a translation of Princess.
- Her Malaysian name is Puteri Bubblegum, which is a translation of Princess and the English word Bubblegum.
- Her Norwegian name is Prinsesse Sukkersøt, which translates to Princess Sugarsweet or Princess Sweetened.
- Her Persian name is شاهدخت ادامس which translates to Princess Gum.
- Her Polish name is Królewna Balonowa, which translates directly to Princess Balloon, but her name is short for "guma balonowa" which is Polish for "bubble gum."
- Her Brazilian Portuguese name is Princesa Jujuba, which translates to Princess Gumdrop or Princess Jelly Bean.
- Her European Portuguese name is Princesa Chiclete, which translates to Princess Bubble Gum.
- Her Romanian name is Prințesa Gumiță, which translates to Princess Bubblegum (gumă -- bubblegum, -iță -- diminutive suffix).
- Her Russian name is Принцесса Бубльгум which translates to Princess Bubblegum.
- Her Latin American Spanish name is Dulce Princesa, which translates to Sweet Princess or Candy Princess.
- Her European Spanish name is Princesa Chicle, which translates to Princess Gum or Princess Bubblegum.
- Her Swedish name is Prinsessan Tuggummi, which translates to Princess Chewing Gum.
- Her Tagalog (Filipino) name is Prinsesa Bubblegum, which is a translation of Princess plus the English word Bubblegum.
- Her Turkish name is Prenses Ciklet (formerly Şeker Prensesi), which translates to Princess Bubblegum.
- Her Vietnamese name is Công Chúa Kẹo Cao Su, which translates to Gum Princess.
- There is a licensed Halloween costume of Princess Bubblegum.
- She is mentioned as Bubblegum Princess by Ice King and The Hulk in MAD's Avenger Time.
- In the then-popular Facebook game called "Pet Society," there was a Princess Bubblegum costume.
- Princess Bubblegum has a bio suit in Project Exonaut.
- DJ S3RL made a song entitled "Princess Bubblegum" which is about her relationship with Finn.
- Princess Bubblegum is a playable character in Adventure Time Battle Party.
- In The Simpsons episode "Treehouse of Horror XXV," another Marge is formed as Princess Bubblegum
- Princess Bubblegum appears as a NPC in the video game LEGO Dimensions.
- You can purchase a Princess Bubblegum-based design for the 3DS home menu.
- She is mentioned in the 2016 psychological horror film "Better Watch Out."
|The full image gallery for Princess Bubblegum may be viewed at Princess Bubblegum/Gallery.|
- "Please, call me Bonnibel! Hey, what's your first—?" 4 December 2014 in episode 178 per The Cooler/Transcript
- In "James II" Jake says, “Come on P-Bog, don’t be all cold-hearty!”
- In "Sky Witch" Marceline says, “Listen, Bub-Bubs, I tracked down Maja the sky witch”
- In "Marceline The Vampire Queen" Marceline says, “Thanks P-Brains.”
- Finn's comment "PB, you're like a bazillion years old! You're not freaking 19, what the heck?!" appears to be a reply to an offscreen comment of Bubblegum's claiming to be 19
- Finn: "Are you trying to make yourself 18 again?"
Earl of Lemongrab: "I will be in charge... UNTIL PRINCESS BUBBLEGUM turns... 18 again!"
Bubblegum: "Being 18 is all plock dumps and wagglezags!"
- In Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW!, Bubblegum claimed she was "eight hundred, twenty seven."
The flashback in "Bonnible Bubblegum" also took place "like 800 years ago."
- According to the events in "Princess Day", during her first rule over the kingdom, she was considered a registered princess. At the end of "The Dark Cloud", she regained her status as princess, as seen in the song "Everything Stays".
- "Bonnie and Neddy"
- "Bonnibel Bubblegum"
- "The Vault"
- In "Bonnie and Neddy", it is revealed that she came from a sentient pink goo and was born as a mere blob of pink bubblegum. She appears to have been relatively mature even in her infancy, and how she evolved into her current form is still unknown.
- As explained by Patience St. Pim in "Elemental"
- In the 2013 video game Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW!, Princess Bubblegum states that she is 827 years old.
In "Princess Cookie", she is seen in a flashback visiting an orphanage for candy children and while she seemed to be the same age as she is now, Baby Snaps (one of the orphans) had physically aged since then.
In "The Vault", Finn grasps that Princess Bubblegum is "like a bajillion years old" after experiencing a flashback to a past life in the early days of the Candy Kingdom, where Princess Bubblegum is the same age she is now.
In "Burning Low", when Flame Princess appeared to be very young, possibly 5 years old, Princess Bubblegum is standing next to her lamp but still has the same appearance of being 18.
- "Apple Wedding"
- "What Have You Done?"
- "The Lich"
- "The Other Tarts"
- "Ricardio the Heart Guy"
- "Wizards Only, Fools"
- "Goliad (episode)"
- High Strangeness
- "Broke His Crown
- She remarks to Ricardio in "Lady & Peebles" that she knows about building a body from biomass.
- Bubblegum has spoken German in "Frost & Fire", "What Have You Done?", "Go With Me", "The Vault", "James", and "Checkmate"
- In "Lady & Peebles", she shows her capabilities in fighting when she fought in hand-to-hand combat with Ricardo and defeated him. Furthermore, she was able to defeat Abracadaniel by outsmarting him in "Wizards Only, Fools". She also demonstrated her strength when she carried an injured Lady Rainicorn, as well as healing and rescuing Finn, Jake, and the Ice King when she brought them to the Candy Kingdom. It was shown again in "James", when she carried Finn and Jake far away.
- Bubblegum wrote with her left hand in "Slumber Party Panic", "Goliad", and "What Was Missing," and with her right hand in "Five Short Graybles", "Burning Low", "The Lich", and "Hot Diggity Doom
- She claims that she won't live forever in Goliad
"Everything comes and goes, even me. I'm not going to live forever - long, yeah, but definitely nothing compared to your life expectancy." — Bubblegum talking to Marceline in Adventure Time Comics #23 "Forever (Not) Alone".
- As seen in the episodes "Mortal Recoil" and "Too Young".
- "Have You Seen the Muffin Mess"
- "Bonnie and Neddy"
- Jelly Beans Have Power
- As seen in "Skyhooks" and "Skyhooks II"
- "Mortal Folly"
- It is revealed in the episode "Skyhooks II" that Lumps act as an "anti-elemental" – a force that maintains the order of reality and restores balance when the elements grow too much.
- The panel where this is said.