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

Created by Pokejedservo on Dec 28 2009
Special thanks to TylerMirage for additional sound clips.
The Powerpuff Girls (1998)
ButtercupElizabeth Daily
Elizabeth Daily
Powerpuff Girls Z (2006)
Powered Buttercup / Kaoru MatsubaraKelly Metzger
Kelly Metzger
Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion (2011)
ButtercupTara Strong
Tara Strong
The Powerpuff Girls (2016) (2016)
ButtercupNatalie Palamides
Natalie Palamides


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said at 8:38 AM on Mon Jul 17 2017
1. Elizabeth Daily- Both her raspy, boyish voice and her clearer and slightly more feminine voice work perfectly for Buttercup. It sounds young and tough, perfect for the tomboyish Buttercup.
2. Kelly Metzger- She also sounds really tough and her performance is really good, but it's a bit too rough.
3. Tara Strong- Her voice sounds more in-character than her Blossom voice, but I hear a slightly tougher Raven in her voice.
4. Natalie Palamides- Her voice sounds much too masculine for my liking. It makes sense that she has made her own character with Buttercup sounding more snarky, but I'm personally not a fan of the new voice.
said at 1:35 PM on Sat Jun 24 2017
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I'm sorry but it's impossible to beat Elizabeth Daily in any role, especially Buttercup.
said at 3:21 AM on Mon May 22 2017
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1. EG Daily - She gives Buttercup the classic "tomboy" voice we all know and love, great performance.

2. Natalie Palamides - Probably my favourite voice from the reboot, but yeah she's a pretty good fit as well.

3. Kelly Metzger - It's an okay performance, but nothing to pen home about.

4. Tara Strong - I love Tara however she sounded off her game for this one. A tad too old-sounding for my liking.
said at 11:06 AM on Sun Feb 19 2017
 1 Shout Out!
1. Elizabeth
2. Kelly
3. Tara
4. Natalie
said at 7:47 PM on Fri Dec 23 2016
I loved Natalie's work in the reboot. E.G still gets my vote.
said at 4:05 PM on Wed Sep 28 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
1. Elizabeth Daily: Has the most distinct and memorable performance, and pretty much nailed the "tomboy" nature of Buttercup in general.

2. Natalie Palamides: She doesn't sound much like Elizabeth Daily, but she does manage to make the role her own in making Buttercup sound tomboyish and snarky.

3. Kelly Metzger: Too hoarse and rough, but at least she sounds like a girl, if nothing else.

4. Tara Strong: Unfortunately, she sounds too old, and even sounds a bit boyish here.
Darkness Dragon
said at 2:54 PM on Wed Sep 28 2016
I did not care much for Tara's take,but I think she deserves credit for the voice.

Eg and Kelly capture Buttercup's tomboy and tough side perfectly, Natalie does fine as far as that goes but imo she makes Buttercup sound more comedic than EG and Kelly,I don't mind though.
I like all three of them
said at 6:24 AM on Sun Aug 21 2016
E.G Daily is definitely the best.
Not really a fan of the English dub of Powerpuff Girls Z or the reboot.
said at 9:11 PM on Sat Aug 20 2016
E.G is the only one I feel who got into this role quite well.
Natalie does an excellent job employing the tomboy personality and sound, but she doesn't sound like a little girl.
Tara even if she's using a voice that isn't similar to E.G. does a fine job nonetheless.
Kelly focuses too much on the tomboy aspect and comes off as a little boy.
said at 7:36 PM on Wed Jan 11 2017
@CartoonFanatic1993 Natalie isn't voicing a little girl. Buttercup was a tween in the reboot.
Shaun Ince
said at 8:16 AM on Mon Aug 15 2016
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I'll give Natalie this. Her Buttercup voice is definitely more unique than the other PPG girls in the reboot. With the other VA's you can sorta tell they're trying to imitate/channel the original VA's performance, while I feel Natalie's take kinda stands on it's own. It's not my favorite performance but it's better than Kelly & Tara in the same role.
said at 10:40 PM on Sun Aug 14 2016
I like all 4 in different aspects. I'll say:
1) Daily
2) Metzger
3) Palamides
4) Strong
said at 2:44 PM on Thu Jul 28 2016
Elizabeth and Tara are the only ones I like.
said at 11:24 PM on Wed Jul 27 2016
Daily once again nails it. Her raspy yet cute voice and performance, truly perfect for Buttercup.

Kelly Metzger... Also brilliant. Really not sure what else to say.

Tara Strong is a good stand in but it doesn't quite fit that well.

Natalie Palamides.......... Okay, the performance is solid for what it's worth but the voice REALLY doesn't match. Though I'm all about hearing other interpretations and all that, then use a different design like what was done in PGZ.

Daily is still the Buttercup Queen and gets my vote, but the crown princess is Metzger.
said at 9:22 PM on Wed Jul 27 2016
Nicole was the best of the three I will admit, better than PPGZ even
said at 1:20 AM on Mon Aug 1 2016
@HienFan *Natalie
said at 5:42 PM on Wed Jul 27 2016
Natalie's probably the best of the new voices. She sounds a lot more unique than Amanda and Kristen, who both sound identical. She's not as memorable as EG, but she gets the job done. Kelly wasn't bad either, but she went a little over-the-top on the butchiness, and almost sounded like a little boy. Tara was fine enough, if a little forced-sounding, but I would need to hear more.
said at 1:26 PM on Wed Jul 27 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
I actually really like Natalie's voice for Buttercup.
said at 12:12 AM on Mon Jul 11 2016
Elizabeth was the best. Tara and Kelly were meh.
said at 7:47 AM on Sun Mar 6 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
Elizabeth Daily was perfectly rough and tomboyish sounding as Buttercup.

Kelly Metzger is a little bit too rough sounding but for the most part she was a great fit for the Z version of the character.

Tara Strong, she was the perfect Bubbles, as Buttercup....yeah No. It sounds too much like Ben Tennyson for my liking.

I'm going with Elizabeth on this one.
said at 1:32 PM on Mon Sep 28 2015
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To be honest, I kind of prefer how Buttercup sounded in the early seasons (the more youthful, Tommy-esque voice). So I'm giving this to E.G.

I prefer Tara as Bubbles over Buttercup.
Silly Sally
said at 7:58 PM on Sat Jul 4 2015
 1 Shout Out!
EG Daily is the best here, Kelly Metzger is a decent but throaty older Buttercup while I think Tara Strong is a slightly more feminine Ben 10.
said at 12:10 PM on Sat Jun 13 2015
Elizabeth - tough girls
Tara/Kelly - rough sounding boys
said at 12:05 PM on Wed May 6 2015
1) Elizabeth Daily
2) Kelly Metzger
3) Tara Strong
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
 2 Shout Outs!
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 3:32 AM on Mon May 22 2017
@Galactic_Cyrus Are you SURE you don't want your Buttercup sounding like Ben 10? It's an interesting experience you have to admit
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
 1 Shout Out!
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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