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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Buttercup with sound clips and images.

Created by Pokejedservo on Mon Dec 28 2009, 10 Comments, Add Comment
The Powerpuff Girls (1998)
ButtercupElizabeth Daily
Elizabeth Daily
Powerpuff Girls Z (2008)
Powered Buttercup / Kaoru MatsubaraKelly Metzger
Kelly Metzger
Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion (2011)
ButtercupTara Strong
Tara Strong


Well folks I thought I take a little brake from doing Voice Compares for Kiki's Delivery Service so I thought I do a little something for the Powerpuff Girls, namely Buttercup.

Buttercup is pretty much the "Tomboy" of the group and she is voiced by VA Elizabeth "E.G" Daily in the original series. E.G's Buttercup voice is similar to the voices she usually does for young boys but since Buttercup is quite the Tomboy it does work and work rather well. Anyways Buttercup has always been one of Elizabeth Daily's most renowned performances and quite frankly its not hard to see why.

In the English dub of the Powerpuff Girls Z anime she is voiced by Ocean Group VA Kelly Metzger and she is not that bad really. For better or for worse the English dub for PPGZ tried to be more like PPG and while its not a perfect impression of E.G Daily's Buttercup voice but its not bad. Kelly Metzger's Buttercup voice and performance are still rather suiting for Buttercup's tomboyish persona rather well.

Overall both are very good, I admit I still will give the edge towards Elizabeth Daily here but both are very good for the role here.

(Note: Oddly enough Tara "Bubbles" Strong voiced Buttercup in CN Punch Time Explosion but I was pleasantly surprised with her work here. Granted much like Grey's work as Blossom in this game Tara's work as Buttercup would probably fit the PPGZ version of Buttercup a bit more than the PPG version. But other than that Tara's work as Buttercup was pretty fitting for the PPG Tomboy here and is probably one of the better "Stand-in" performances in that game. I'm not sure if I would consider Tara to be better than Elisabeth but she is not a bad alternative choice for Buttercup here.)


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said at 11:03 PM on Mon Jul 21 2014
1 Tara
2 Elizabeth
3 Kelly- Why is she so hoarse?(actually why is this dub so overdone as whole? It's very hard to listen to anything)
said at 3:03 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
E.G Daily does the perfect Buttercup, but I gotta hand it to Kelly Metzger for doing a solid teen Buttercup for the anime. Tara Strong - no, that's Ben 10. I don't want Buttercup sounding like Ben 10!
said at 5:57 PM on Mon Jul 30 2012
1. E.G. Daily - So nostalgic and the voice she uses fits Buttercup's cutesy yet tough personality
2. Tara Strong - Not trying to sound exactly like Daily but never-the-less it fits Buttercup's personality
3. Kelly Metzger - Doesn't even sound like Buttercup, as I've stated before it sounds like a young boy voice.
said at 3:04 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
@MatthewC17 Kelly's raspy voice is really forced, but I actually think Tara's take is more boyish. It's the exact same voice she uses for Ben Tennyson.
said at 4:02 PM on Mon Jul 9 2012
Tara sounded kinda like Grey DeLisle here
said at 2:04 AM on Fri Feb 10 2012
meh im surprised that i dont like tara's at all... the others are the same to me
said at 7:48 PM on Tue Sep 6 2011
Kelly Metzger sounds like a young boy!
said at 7:27 PM on Sun Aug 28 2011
#1 Elizabeth Daily
Once again, the original cast is perfect, and like the others in that show, Elizabeth's performance is very well-reowned for good reason. She sounded very gruff and self-confident (not too much though) but can get emotional in other ways under the appropriate circumstances. Like the other PPGs her performance is certainly top-notch for a cartoon and very memorable.

#2 Tara Strong
She did a very great job too! While I do prefer her as Bubbles her voice for Buttercup was quite reminiscent of Elizabeth's and fit the violent nature of CNPTE better.

#3 Kelly Metzger
Buttercup is definitely the toughest one in the series, but Kelly's is just way overdone IMO.
said at 10:31 PM on Sat Aug 13 2011
Elizabeth did awesome, but I like her appearance in PowerPuff Girls Z, but the problem about Buttercup is that she likes getting dirty too much

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