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'Powerpuff Girls' Had The Weirdest, Most Unsettling Villains Of All Time  

Zack Howe
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There's something inherently weird about cartoons. Adults produce these series for kids, but grown-ups don't generally receive the same stimulation from the material. Because of this, they'll sometimes inject something – anything – to make the shows more engaging. During the early days of Cartoon Network, the channel often blurred the lines between entertainment for children and adults. As a result, there are some unsettling Powerpuff Girls characters.

Mojo Jojo is a hyper intelligent, green-skinned, mutated chimpanzee who wears a purple cape and white, high-heeled boots with matching gloves. He also loves building model ships. Despite these eccentricities, Mojo Jojo is far from the weirdest PPG villain. Some of the bad guys are wildly inappropriate for what is ostensibly a children's show, some are bizarre given any context, and some are just straight-up offensive. 

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Dick Hardly
Dick Hardly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 'Powerpuff Girls' Had The Weirdest, Most Unsettling Villains Of All Time
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This is a very real Powerpuff Girls character, and his name somehow made it past the censors. Dick Hardly is Professor Utonium's college roommate, a womanizer, and an all-around terrible person. He attempts to create his own Powerpuff Girls, and winds up with "the Powerpuff Girls Xtreme," horrifying mutants with shortened life-spans. He tries to replicate Utonium's work, but his malice and resentment ultimately leads him to failure.

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Roach Coach
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Roach Coach is basically Carl from Aqua Teen Hunger Force with an affinity for roaches. In fact, he's a robot controlled by a roach, hence the name of the episode "Insect Inside." He controls roaches and fights the girls with an army of the disgusting creepy crawlies. 

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The Salami Swami
The Salami Swami is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 'Powerpuff Girls' Had The Weirdest, Most Unsettling Villains Of All Time
Photo:  Cartoon Network

The Salami Swami is an amalgamation of several offensive stereotypes. He's a Middle Eastern man who wears a turban and flies on a magic carpet, playing his snake charmer's flute. However, instead of charming vicious reptiles, he charms sausages.

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Him is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 'Powerpuff Girls' Had The Weirdest, Most Unsettling Villains Of All Time
Photo:  Cartoon Network

HIM is, for all intents and purposes, the Devil, though it's never stated outright. HIM looks like the archetypal Devil – curly black chin beard, pointed ears, red skin – with the addition of lobster claws. HIM is empowered by fear, and generally fights through psychological warfare. 

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