| Evil Turtle
| Character Information
The Evil Turtle is a minor character in The Amazing World of Gumball. She was the pet of Gumball, Darwin, and Anais. She made her first appearance in "The Puppy." She was accidentally bought by Richard while she was pregnant.
The Evil Turtle is likely an African softshell, the only living member of the Trionyx genus. She has a long, wrinkly neck, and a small, protruding snout. Her carapace and head are olive in coloration, while her plastron is mint. Darwin notes that she smells "like a belly button."
She focuses all of her efforts into biting people. She is also practically invincible, being able to survive a direct hit from a car, and leave an explosion unscathed.
- "The Puppy": Her first major role and appearance. Gumball, Darwin, and Anais wanted a puppy, but they get the Evil Turtle instead because Richard mistook it for a dog.
- "The Name": Zach forces Darwin to live with her in her little home.
- "The Burden": She tries to bite Chris Morris.
- "The Man": She appears as part of Gumball's Rube Goldberg machine.
- "The Nemesis": She can be seen in the background when Gumball and Darwin throw a party for Rob.
- "The Traitor": She briefly appears in the background.
- "The Nest": Her second major role. Her offspring invade Elmore and attack its citizens.
- "The Compilation": She appears in one of the videos.
- "The News": (cameo) This is her final appearance in the series.
Evil Turtle: [thinking] BITE, BITE, BITE! NEED FOOD FOR STRENGTH TO BITE, BITE, BITE! MAKE LITTLE TURTLES TO BITE EVEN MORE!
|—Evil Turtle in "The Puppy"|
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- The turtle's sunlight-induced "death" is a reference to Ben Bocquelet's pet turtle, and how he died from dehydration.
- In addition, it is also a reference to the film Gremlins, in which the titular creatures have a weakness to bright light.
- The turtle is called a Trionyx, a genus of softshell turtles.
- The Trionyx is also referred to in Latin as occidere machinae ex infernum, meaning "killing machine from Inferno/Hell," according to one book Anais reads.
- The turtle laughs in a manner similar to Hannibal Lecter.
- The turtle can see in infrared vision like the Predator.
- "The Nest" reveals that the turtle is a female.
- The same episode reveals that she was actually pregnant, rather than just evil.
- However, shortly after the characters make this conclusion, the turtle and her babies attack and successfully sink an entire cargo ship, so both seem to be the case.