Buttercup

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Buttercup
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Screenshot of Buttercup from Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
Details
First episode Kirby Comes to Cappy Town
Last episode Fright to the Finish
Main role Supporting character
Similar characters Chief Bookem, Hana
Voice actor(s) Lisa Ortiz (English)
Madoka Akita (Japanese)
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Mrs. Buttercup Bookem is a minor recurring supporting character in the anime series Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. She is a Cappy and the wife of Chief Bookem. She does not often have dialogue, but she comes across as sincere and kind, particularly toward her husband. She can sometimes be seen gossiping with Hana and Mabel

Characteristics[edit]

Buttercup is an elderly Cappy woman who can be distinguished by her wrinkled cheeks, lavender scarf, and bushy grey hair. She does not typically play a significant role in the episodes she appears in, with one of her only distinct appearances being as the math teacher in the episode eNeMeE Elementary, where she becomes uncharacteristically violent and aggressive after donning the teacher's cap. This role in addition to her introduction by Escargoon implies that she is skilled in mathematics. It is later shown in the episode that Buttercup sometimes teaches the Cappy children in a more informal setting, where she tells them stories. Her illustration of King Dedede crying in that scene - assuming she drew it - also implies that she is a decently skilled illustrator.

In The Meal Moocher, Buttercup is shown to be an expert chef, as she is able to prepare excellent Japanese cuisine. In A Trashy Tale, she is shown to be rather untidy, which becomes a point of gossip for the whole town, but it is later revealed that she was unable to keep the house clean when Chief Bookem insisted on keeping all the items from the lost and found there.

Filmography[edit]

The following is a complete list of all of Buttercup's appearances in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, along with other information regarding her role in each episode:

Buttercup's appearances in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!  
Episode Image Role Selected quote Notes
Kirby Comes to Cappy Town
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Tertiary character (no dialogue) Buttercup appears in only one scene; the dinner scene where Kirby inhales all of the food.
A Blockbuster Battle
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Tertiary character (no dialogue) Buttercup appears in only one scene; the party scene upon the completion of Kirby's tree house.
Kirby's Duel Role
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Tertiary character "Where is Kirby now?" Buttercup's line is cut in the 4Kids version, so this line was translated from the Japanese version.
Dark and Stormy Knight
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Tertiary character (no dialogue) Buttercup is just barely visible off the right of the frame she appears in. In the Japanese version, she is in full view for just a moment.
Beware: Whispy Woods!
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Un-Reality TV
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Tertiary character (hypnotized) "Kirby must go away..." This is Buttercup's first line of dialogue in the 4Kids dub, though she is chanting it in tandem with the other villagers.
Hail to the Chief
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Secondary character "You may not be a Rough Ranger, but you're rough enough for me, you old coot!" This episode marks Buttercup's first proper dialogue in the 4Kids dub.
The Pillow Case
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Tertiary character (hypnotized) "Must destroy Kirby!"
The Thing About the Ring
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Here Comes the Son
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Dedede's Snow Job
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
The Empty Nest Mess
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Tertiary character "Dyna Chick gargling?"
Escargoon Rules
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Labor Daze
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Tertiary character "A no-nonsense garment! Oh!"
A Spice Odyssey
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Tertiary character "They say that chef is from some fancy foreign country!"
Hatch Me If You Can
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Tertiary character "I'm so hungry I'm too weak to eat!"
Abusement Park
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Secondary character "Give me that!" *singing* "Staaand by your Chief; even when, he gives you grief!" *gets interrupted*
A Dental Dilemma
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Tertiary character "Bookem, if that cavity isn't fixed now, it'll only get worse!"
Junk Jam
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Tertiary character "But why do we have to keep this garbage in our yard?"
A Recipe for Disaster
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Tertiary character "But dining out on occasion is nice too." Buttercup had her line cut in the 4Kids version, so this was translated from the Japanese version.
The Kirby Derby - Part II
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Tertiary character "What's wrong?"
Watermelon Felon
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Tertiary character "Kawasaki accidentally doubled his batch and offered the extras to Kirby! Oh dear!"
A Novel Approach
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Tertiary character "We haven't even turned on the T.V. since we started reading it!"
Prediction Predicament - Part I
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Tertiary character "With swings and jungle gyms."
Prediction Predicament - Part II
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Tertiary character "Good boy! Doesn't that feel better?"
Sheepwrecked
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Tertiary character "Baa! Baa!"
Scare Tactics - Part I
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Tertiary character "I remember when I was a little girl they used to say there really were ghosts living out here!"
Cartoon Buffoon
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Tertiary character "Well let's see...he looks pretty pink to me!"
Don't Bank on It
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Kirby Takes the Cake
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Tertiary character "Perhaps we should postpone..."
Snack Attack - Part I
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Tertiary character "Yes! The Chief has started a collection of those mini-figures, too!"
Snack Attack - Part II
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Tertiary character "I begged you not to buy all these figures and look what happened!"
Sweet and Sour Puss
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
A Half-Baked Battle
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Tertiary character "This parasol's handy!"
eNeMeE Elementary
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Secondary character "And so the King was angry and he screamed and cried! But as you know, goodness prevailed, and that is the happy end of our story!"
The Meal Moocher
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Secondary character "My crab has been sabotaged! I demand to see an instant replay just before the main course!"
Fitness Fiend
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Tertiary character "Maybe he's sick."
Mabel Turns the Tables
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Tertiary character "I can't believe it's happening!"
The Kirby Quiz
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
The Chill Factor
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Trick or Trek
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Secondary character "These fallen leaves are so messy. I'll clean them up and take them away!"
Buccaneer Birdy
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Tertiary character "He certainly never showed any signs of being noble."
A Whale of a Tale
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Tertiary character "Oh yes! I'd love to see it up close!"
Waddle While You Work
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Tertiary character "So helpful! We should get a Waddle Dee!"
Dedede's Raw Deal
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Tertiary character "Could you grab the egg sushi for me?" Buttercup has lines only in the Japanese version, so this line is translated from that version.
Caterpillar Thriller
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Fossil Fools - Part I
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Tertiary character "Did you remember the camera?"
Fossil Fools - Part II
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Tertiary character "That dinosaur has your face!"
Dedede's Monsterpiece
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Tertiary character "Where else can one go to look at art in Cappy Town?"
Power Ploy
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Tertiary character "That Pump-Up D drink was supposed to give them energy!"
A Trashy Tale
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Primary character "I've tried as hard as I could to keep this house clean, but it's no use!" This marks Buttercup's first leading role in an episode.
Cooking Up Trouble
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Secondary character "Chief Bookem has trouble using salt and pepper shakers."
Teacher's Threat
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
A Sunsational Puzzle
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Tertiary character "I had no idea that exposure to the Sun could be so damaging!"
Waste Management
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Tertiary character "They're disturbing creatures!"
Tooned Out
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Tertiary character "Bookem, you've got to do something to stop this spying spree!"
Born to Be Mild - Part I
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Born to Be Mild - Part II
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Tertiary character "My poor Bookie-wookie!"
Hunger Struck
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Secondary character "I hope you go bankrupt making those thin-wiches!"
D'Preciation Day
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Tertiary character "We were thinking of getting you a sweater!"
Cowardly Creature
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Frog Wild
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Tertiary character "He gave my friend a makeover!"
Air-Ride-in-Style - Part I
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Cappy Town Down
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Tertiary character "Maybe it's time for you to move on."
Fright to the Finish
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Tertiary character (no dialogue)

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese サト
Sato