Four crime fighters are better than three!
On Sunday, as part of a five-part special, The Powerpuff Girls introduced a new character: Blisstina, or Bliss for short!
The new heroine is the long-lost older sister of Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, and is the first black superhero of Townsville!
The character has quite the past: not only was she created by Professor Utonium during an earlier experiment to create the perfect girl, she was once best friends with villain Mojo Jojo! Oh no!
After the episode aired, Twitter users had mixed reactions. Some had issues with her name, while others thought it was a lackluster attempt to address the lack of diversity in the show.
See them for yourself (below):
I love it how the producers of PPG made Bliss (Blisstina) be something that is happening in our society like racism and discrimination. pic.twitter.com/5LEezCx13w
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ KARL BRIAN (@kbriancruz_) September 18, 2017
Bliss was fine. Don’t add the -tina.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Blick Winkel (@blockwonkel) September 17, 2017
Welcome to powerpuff girls, Blisstina! ├░┼╕┼Æ┬╕
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ B ├░┼╕┬É┬¥ (@SalalilaBea) September 21, 2017
So I watched the new Powerpuff Girls episode with Blisstina. I was like ??????
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Ally Ty (@alaizon) September 21, 2017
Torn between loving and hating blisstina
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ AM (@alsnmg) September 21, 2017
Thoughts? SOUND OFF in the comments (below)!
[Image via Cartoon Network.]