Rascal Character – Top 5

Blinky Bill is an iconic Australian character who stays forever etched in my childhood. Blinky is a mischievous character, who always seems to be landing in trouble with his crew Nutsy, Splodge, Flap and Marcia. Blinky was created by a New Zealand artist named Dorothy Wall, who wrote a series of books based around the adventures of an anthropomorphic koala.

Clothed in patchy red overalls and a carrying a bindle, Blinky manages to look hilarious, cheeky and loveable at the same time. His facial expressions are classic and say so much about who he is as a razcal. The tv show always had an underlying theme about conservation and protecting animals against deforestation. Who knew a kids cartoon could be so deep.

Rick Sanchez

Rick and Morty is a science fiction cartoon for adults that was originally based on a parody of Marty McFly and the Doc from Back to the Future. Rick is the eccentric scientist and alcoholic grandfather who is the main protagonist of the show. His sidekick is his grandson Morty, a socially awkward teenager who helps Rick out with his bizarre inventions and joins him on ~ZaNy~ misadventures across dimensions. Rick is cynical of everything and a pessimist who shows psychopathic tendencies towards anyone that threatens him.

Bubbles from Powerpuff Girls

The Powerpuff Girls is a cartoon about three sisters with super powers who defend their town against villains and giant monsters. The Powerpuff Girls were created by Professor Utonium in an attempt “to create the perfect little girls” using a mixture of “sugar, spice, and everything nice” However, he accidentally spilled a mysterious substance called “Chemical X” into the mixture.

Bubbles is the cute and sensitive sister. Named after her bubbly personality, her character’ ingredient is sugar. Her signature colour is blue, and she has short blonde hair in two pigtails. Bubbles is seen as kind and very sweet but she is also capable of extreme rage and can fight monsters just as well as her sisters can. She has the ability to understand multiple languages and communicate with various animals (squirrels, cats, monsters), and her unique power is emitting supersonic waves with her voice.

Ryuk the Shinigami from Deathnote

Deathnote is a Japanese anime about a high school student called Light who discovers a supernatural notebook (the death note) that falls down from an unknown dimension into his sight. A Shinigami (death god) named Ryuk grants the user the ability to kill anyone whose name is written in the book. The show revolves around Light’s attempts to create and rule a world “cleansed of evil” using the Deathnote. This doesn’t go exactly as planned and the efforts of a committed detective known as “L” try to stop him from his criminal killing spree.

I put Ryuk because I think he is a rascal. He never gives anything away to the main character and laughs devilishly at trivial things that stop Light in his quest to form a perfect world. Ryuk is quite fond for red apple as this is the only Earthly food he can eat. Despite looking like a crazy creepy monster – he is far from it. Ryuk is characterized by his constant amusement by, and apathy in regards to Light’s problems as well as his interest in humans. He enjoys seeing Light overcome the various challenges put to him, and often waits until the worst possible moment to inform him of a certain aspect of the Death Note just to get a laugh. He is occasionally helpful if it serves his own interests, such as obtaining apples or furthering his own amusement.

Tracey McBean is an Australian girl who goes to school with her best friend Shamus. Together they use Tracey’s inventions for all kinds of purposes, like school competitions and simply for fun. Tracey loves inventing over-the-top devices and contraptions and uses the caravan in her backyard for inventing. Her inventions often backfire but are amusing none-the-less. I think Tracey is a hilarious rascal because she is always using her creations to help or assist in a situation but most times it doesn’t help or work and leads to more chaos.

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