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Doctor Nicole Watterson
Character Information
Gender: Female ♀
Also known as: Mom (by Gumball, Anais and occasionally by Darwin), Mrs. Mom (only by Darwin), Mrs. Watterson (by Rocky in "The Genius"), Loser (only by Miss Simian in "The Ape"), Kickbuttus Hystericus (by Gumball in "The Tape"), Coward (only by Yuki in "The Fury"), Doll (only by Frankie in "The Outside")
Species: Cat
Age: 38[1]
Friends: Yuki, Penny, Rocky, Cartax, Jackie , Judith, Larry (at times), the van shopkeeper
Enemies: Mary Senicourt (formerly)
Daniel Senicourt (formerly)
Miss Simian
Sal Left Thumb
Yuki (formerly)
Patrick (formerly)
Granny Jojo (formerly)
Mr. Rex
the goblin
the chimera
Jackie (formerly)
Chi Chi's parents
Chi Chi
the cupcake man
the mayor of Elmore
Relatives: Gumball (son)
Darwin (adoptive son)
Anais (daughter)
Richard (husband)
Jojo (mother-in-law)
Daniel Senicourt (father)
Mary Senicourt (mother)
Louie (stepfather-in-law)
Frankie (father-in-law)
Kenneth (grandson)
An unnamed grandmother-in-law
Occupation: Rainbow Factory Saleswoman
First Appearance: "The DVD"
Voice: Teresa Gallagher
Gallery Quotes
Color Scheme
fur cloth eye button
hawaii blue
harlequin green

Doctor Nicole Watterson (née Senicourt) is one of the main characters of The Amazing World of Gumball.

Nicole is the mother of the Watterson family and is the backbone and only truly responsible member of the family.

She is very dedicated to her family and would do anything in her power to keep them comfortable and safe.


Nicole greatly resembles her oldest son Gumball, who is, like her, a cat. She has light blue fur and is somewhere between Gumball and Richard in height. Her head is shaped similarly to Gumball's, except with shorter whiskers, her nose is pink, and she has visible eyelashes. The inside of her mouth is light pink, her tongue is pink, and she has two fangs that are not always shown.

Her usual outfit consists of a white collared shirt with an orange, yellow, and green striped button that symbolizes her workplace, the Rainbow Factory, and a short, light gray skirt. Like Gumball and Richard, she is usually barefoot.

In her season 2 redesign, her shirt is tucked in, her body has gotten much slimmer, and she has wide hips, similar to Gumball's. Her mouth and head are rounder, the shadows from her shirt and skirt have disappeared, and her whiskers have gotten shorter. As with all of the Wattersons, her eyes are oval-shaped.

From season 3 onward, Nicole's eyes are permanently round, along with the rest of her family.

When Gumball was a toddler, Nicole, like her husband Richard, wore fashion that seems to date from the 1990s. This outfit was made up of a pink over-sized off-the-shoulder sweater, a black belt with a gold buckle, and grey jeans.

In "The Choices," where she was seen in her early adolescence, she wore a white keikogi with a red belt, since she was on her way to a karate tournament. Back in season 1, she is shown wearing a white and red sweater with a number one on the front, a pink skirt, and a red hair bow on her head.

In her late teenage years, as also seen in "The Choices," she wore a blue jacket over a white collared shirt, a purple skirt over black leggings, and purple and white sneakers, and she had a short bob style haircut, with her bangs pinned back with a pink hair clip.

In a flashback from "The Ape," she was seen at prom with a permed hairstyle, and she wore a short pink dress with the skirt having three frilly layers.

In "The Rerun," when she and Richard were shown aging backward, her earlier-mid teenage appearances were shown with having acne and braces, long hair worn back in a hairband, and a ponytail in a bow. She was also seen as a baby with a small upturned curl of hair on her head and wearing only a diaper.

In "The Parents," back when she was a toddler, she had an appearance similar to Anais, except her dress was colored yellow instead of orange.


Nicole cares very deeply for her family, so much that she would do anything to express her love for them. She is also very protective of her family, as seen in "The Ape." Since she is the backbone of the family, Nicole does most of, if not all, the household chores, and in addition, she works long hours at the Rainbow Factory just to put food on the table. Often, when she competes against the rest of the family, it is "for" the family, such as when she wanted to watch Win or Don't Win to win a new microwave in "The Remote."

Unfortunately, Nicole also suffers from a tremendous amount of emotional stress because of her many duties. She is also quite strict and a demanding mother, and sometimes has extremely nasty temper issues when upset. In fact, on one occasion, Gumball decides it would be easier to face Tina than an angry Nicole. Despite all that, Nicole is still a good mother and person, very supportive, kindhearted, forgiving, has a softer side, and she still loves her family very much.

Nicole can be quite stern when provoked, and occasionally vindictive, as was shown in the episode "The Ape," after Miss Simian called her and her family "losers." On top of this, she has also proven to be very resourceful and inventive, a trait she most likely passed on to her daughter Anais, who has demonstrated similar talents — in this case, strategically setting a mine-like trap in a paintball arena/forest, merely using environmental supplies, and whatever she took with her. Winning seems to be a necessity for her at times, most likely due to her mother's ambition for her to succeed in her youth. Though, despite her somewhat ruthless faults, she can accept defeat, acknowledge her mistakes, and even find humor in them.

Thanks to her ever-increasing temper, Nicole manages to get things done much quicker than the other characters. She also does not like losing, as shown in "The Game," but still does not prefer to fight those who had a close relationship with her, such as Yuki, unless they threaten her family or her job.


Nicole is very athletic, and is fully capable of chasing her children across the neighborhood when they are in trouble, as shown in "The DVD." On one occasion, Gumball compared her to a ninja. In "The Remote," she displayed great skills in martial arts, which allowed her to defeat Richard and her sons, jump between roofs, and sprint at super speeds. She displayed her fantastic martial arts skills again in "The Fury," along with the ability to generate Energy Shields, release destructive Energy Beams, and punch the ground with enough force to create an earthquake. When her children were late to school, she ran faster than the speed of sound to make it in time. In "The Fight," Nicole single-handedly, and almost effortlessly, defeated Mr. Rex, destroying his house, and in "The Pizza," she defeated some apocalyptic Elmore citizens single-handedly when they turned against her and her family during the search for Larry.

While normally kind to her friends and family, Nicole has an intimidating presence and voice that makes her feared by other characters. She is capable of taking down anything and anyone that angers her. When furious, Nicole can become significantly strong enough to destroy a door and can defeat almost anyone who gets in her way. This is shown in "The Egg," where she can completely transform herself into a red demon-like being and eat any person. Along with this, Nicole has the power to instill great fear in people, and in her "limit" state she can even age people by staring into their eyes. As shown in "The Castle" and "The Limit," just one penance stare reduces her victims into a horrified state and possibly causes rapid aging, complete with white hair. In "The Vacation," she completely burned Richard's marshmallow just by looking at it. In "The Finale" and in "The Money," she can also transform into a hulking version of herself. It is also shown during "The Fury" that she is able to jump very high and land on a car with enough force to destroy its front. By extension, she was also able to reduce Pantsbully to tears by staring at him with flaming eyes, before sprinting at the speed of sound. In "The Worst," Nicole is able to destroy the car with an elbow drop onto it.


Main article: Nicole Watterson/Relationships

Episode appearances[]

Season 1[]

Season 2[]

Season 3[]

Season 4[]

Season 5[]

Season 6[]

Scrapped episode[]

Voice actors[]

  • Teresa Gallagher (US/UK/NZ/AUS/CAN)
  • Beatrice Margiotti (Italy)
  • Rossy Aguirre (Latin America)
  • Mai Yamane (Japan)
  • Yolanda Quesada (Spain)
  • Priscila Amorim (Brazil)
  • Prunelle Rulens (France)
  • Vilma Kartalska (Bulgaria)
  • Jeehan Malla (Middle East)
  • Canan Çiftel Özacun (Turkey, seasons 1–3 until "The Safety")
  • Devrim Zeynep Ateşer (Turkey, season 3 starting with "The Nobody")
  • Bea Vadász (Hungary, seasons 1 and 2)
  • Kitty Mezei (Hungary, season 3–present)
  • Yang Jeong-Hwa (South Korea)
  • Agnieszka Fajlhauer (Poland)
  • Claudia Susanu (Romania, seasons 1–3)
  • Silvia Gâscă (Romania, season 4–present)
  • Hedda Sandvig (Norway)
  • Sigríður Eyrún Friðriksdóttir (Iceland)
  • Johanna Landt (Sweden)
  • Sari Ann Stolt (Finland)
  • Elena Rotem (Russia, seasons 1–5)
  • Larisa Nekipelova (Russia, season 6)
  • Laura Vlasblom (Netherlands)
  • Suzie Abdul Ghani (Malaysia, season 1-2)
  • Nur Zarina Ahmad Roslan (Malaysia, season 3-6)


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Main article: Nicole Watterson/Quotes


  • Nicole is voiced by British actress Teresa Gallagher. Although Gallagher does a believable American accent, her native accent sometimes sneaks through. One of the best examples happens in the episode "The Job," in which Nicole says they must stop Richard from executing his new job to prevent the destruction of the universe. A few more good examples would be in "The Mothers" when she thinks the escalator is broken, generally when she says the word "anything," and in "The Flakers," when she calls the house to check on Richard.
  • Nicole seems to have always approved of Gumball's relationship with Penny, as seen in "The Gi" and "The Meddler." Since they started dating in "The Shell," she and the rest of the family have been supportive.
  • She was named and based on creator Ben Bocquelet's mother, Nicole Bocquelet, a working mother.
  • Because of Miss Simian calling her a "loser" all throughout her life, Nicole utterly despises the word, along with Miss Simian herself.
  • Nicole is well-known for her short temper. However, at the same time when she loses her temper, she shows how strong she is. This is seen in episodes such as "The DVD" where she chases Gumball and Darwin around the neighborhood on a dog, and in "The Limit" where she goes on a rampage in the grocery store, as well as in several other episodes where she manifests such behavior.
  • In her yearbook photo seen in Richard's flashback in "The Wand," it is revealed that Nicole's maiden name starts with a G. However, in "The Choices," it is revealed to be Senicourt.
  • Nicole's cat breed may be Tabby, because when everyone turned into their live-action selves in "The Job," she turned into a tabby cat instead of turning into a blue cat.
  • She has sometimes been shown to be unhappy with her family, as said by her in "Christmas" and "The Egg." However, in "The Choices," she realizes she is in fact satisfied with her situation, and that she would not trade it for the world.
  • Nicole has been falsely arrested for weird reasons, such as "robbing" a store with a hot dog wiener in "The Spoon," and "stealing" her own car in "The Flakers."
    • However, she has also been arrested along with Anais for violating Larry's restraining order on her in "The Finale," which is, so far, the only valid reason for her arrest.
  • She is the only Watterson that didn't encounter Rob.
  • As seen in "The Club," she goes to an anger management club, yet she still cannot seem to control her temper when provoked.
  • In the Icelandic dub, her name is changed to "Nina" for grammatical reasons. Her surname "Watterson" is also never mentioned, due to the fact that Icelanders do not have surnames.
  • "Kickbuttus Hystericus," one of Nicole's nicknames, is a reference to the pseudo-Latin used famously in the original Wile E. Coyote/Road-Runner Looney Tunes shorts.
  • In "The Choices," it is revealed that her father had a temper, and her mother was a perfectionist. This could be where Nicole gets her anger issues and perfectionism from.
  • Nicole and Richard's wedding anniversary is on November 1st.
  • In "The Worst," it is revealed Nicole has worked at the Rainbow Factory for five years.
    • The Rainbow Factory was still in construction when Gumball was four years old, and it is currently unknown what Nicole's previous occupation was before working there.
  • According to Sylvain Marc, a character designer who helped Ben Bocquelet develop the show, Nicole was originally conceived as an absent mother who would not appear onscreen because of her being busy with work.[2]
  • Nicole makes a cameo appearance in the Cartoon Network series Villainous. In the episode "The Lost Cases of Boxmore," she appears in a high school photo featuring other villains.
    • She makes another cameo in "The Lost Cases of Elmore" where it is revealed that throughout high school she bullied the character, Dr. Flug.
  • In "The Parents," it was revealed that Nicole's first name is actually Doctor and that her middle name is Nicole.
    • The same episode reveals Nicole has B- blood.
  • Nicole's outfit as a toddler resembles the clothes that her daughter Anais typically wears.
  • In "The Treasure," It is shown that Nicole makes $950 per month from the Rainbow Factory.
  • She was born on October 12th, as shown in "The Web."
  • Nicole delivers the first line in the show (in airing order), as she is the first character to speak in "The DVD."


ve Characters
Italicized characters are considered extremely minor
Watterson family GumballDarwinAnaisNicoleRichardGranny JojoLouieEvil Turtle (family pet) • Frankie
Robinson family GaylordMargaretRocky
Fitzgerald family PennyPatrickJudithPollyMr. Cuddles (family pet)
Wilson family TobiasJackieHaroldRachel
Banana family Banana JoeBanana BarbaraBanana Bob
Rex family TinaMr. Rex
Keane family AlanDexterJessica
Jötunheim family HectorMrs. Jötunheim
Parham family FelicityBilly
Yoshida family MasamiMr. YoshidaYuki
School faculty Nigel BrownLucy SimianSteve SmallCoach RussoJoan MarkhamLibrarianMoonchild CorneilleTree librarian
Student body CarrieBobertSarahLeslieTeriColin and FelixCarmenMollyJamieIdahoAntonOchoJukeSussieClaytonWilliamRobHot Dog GuyJuliusGreen bearMushroomFuzzballRazor8-bit dogReaperMowdownRotten cupcakeScytheClareJaredWilsonJodieRainbow octopusBulldogGregoryMoleJoshPeter
Senior citizens MarvinGaryAlisonBlue elephantBettyDonald
Other Elmore residents LarryDonut CopSal Left ThumbMarthaKennethKarenPantsbullyTonyHexagon ladySanta ClausPaperballLennyConstruction menHoboShooting starRosieClipboard menEgg manCube dogsCyclops dogRatsSunEarthMoonPurple squirrelPink squirrelCreaturesOrange guardsBandage doctorMelted cheese guyHamburger CopCowboyJeffSusanSicilianaQuattroHaydenInternetExercise baconShape peopleTeal tow truck driverSaturnSausage dogTan dogCarltonTroyGreen security guardBandage paramedicsGhostsCoffee copMr. VerdeIdaho's familyFrench friesAnton's parentsRichwood High studentsGumball's brainDr. ButtSussie's parentsRipley 2000 manager"Porky" Cassidy Office GoblinGoblinDolphin manSpray-paint bottleButterknifeMr. ChanaxManly warriorPest controllerSoulless office workerOval familyTimmyCharlieDrum kit guyHot Dog Guy lookalikeCupcake manMikeKenKip SchlezingerClownHand security officerSally the SnakeEarlSphere citizensLeonard DanielsVan shopkeeperHumanMilk guyOld doctorGargarothBrydieMayor of ElmoreFlight attendantDanielMaryMariaJoaoPhilKayvonCharlie-AnnBook doctorTeapotDebbie
Single appearance JealousyBlitzerVirusFrank KreeseDaniel LennardAnt-OneAnt-TwoAnton clonesZachScary old manScary old ladyChicken BucketChris MorrisVladSluzzle DudeButterflyChimeraNew BobertAbraham Lincoln goatEvil Turtle's babiesChi ChiRibbitChi Chi's parentsTrollGame ChildHowdyFrankGradyRussian agentsEthel and BernieMr. GruberAzraelRainbow Factory shareholdersFuzzy
Objects Daisy the DonkeyElmore dollarSolar System

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