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Character Information
Gender: Female ♀ (final concept)

Male ♂ (prototype)

Also known as: Paper Boy (by Gumball in the early reel)
Species: Paper bear
Age: 12
Friends: Gumball (at times)
Ms. Markham (unrequited)
Rob (formerly)
Enemies: Miss Simian
the virus
Gumball (at times)
Relatives: Unnamed mother
Unnamed father
Brian (uncle)
Occupation: Student, school cheerleader
First Appearance: The early reel (prototype)

"The Third" (final concept)

Voice: Teresa Gallagher[1]
Juan Dellaglio (early reel)
Color Scheme
coat cloth eye outline

Teri is a supporting character in The Amazing World of Gumball. She is a hypochondriac, and can usually be found in the nurse's office. Despite her being a bit self-absorbed, she is a very nice girl. She is also notable for her severe germaphobia.


Teri is a slightly crumpled paper cutout of a bear. Her design resembles that of a school kid doodling on a piece of folder paper, and then cutting it out. She is usually seen wearing a blazer, which is commonly used for school uniforms or formal occasions and she has three blush lines permanently drawn on her cheeks.

In season 2, she acquires eyebrows, though the rest of her design remains unchanged.

In "The Origins: Part Two," she is shown to be smaller and her facial features are crudely drawn, resembling a child's drawing.

In her early design, she appears to be male, wearing only underwear and having visible nipples.


Teri is a hypochondriac, and her hypochondriac tendencies seep into many facets of her personality. Teri suffers from this affliction to the point she is fairly delusional, believing that she has contracted a number of ailments based on one or two flimsy and exaggerated pieces of evidence. This is especially apparent in "The Virus" and "The Allergy;" in both episodes, she believes that she has fallen ill to a multitude of diseases, causing her to make a fool of herself, much to the irritation of others. This habit of hers lands her in the nurse's office nearly every day.

Hypochondria and germaphobia go hand-in-hand with each other, and Teri is no exception. In much of her free time, Teri can be caught with a spray bottle in hand, disinfecting everything and everyone in her path. Even those who she views as friends, such as Gumball and Darwin, are not safe from her wrath of cleanliness, as evidenced by "The Virus," in which she and Gumball have an argument about Gumball's refusal to wash his paw after Penny high-fived it.

Her hypochondria does pay off, however. Because she is so fearful of the microscopic world, she has dedicated much of her study time to learning how to fend off the vile creatures. This makes Teri one of the more intelligent members of her class.

When she puts aside her fears, Teri is one of the nicer characters on the show, willing to befriend everyone that gives her a chance.


Being made out of paper, Teri has several anomalous characteristics. She can both slip into extremely narrow spaces (such as the crack of a door) and can disappear by turning sideways (both demonstrated in "The Night"). She can also fold or crumple herself into a more compact form to fit into a tight space, such as crumpling into a paper ball ("The Night") or fold into a paper sleeve ("The Virus"). In the latter episode, Teri exploits her lack of a skeletal system by bending her head completely behind her back to avoid being decapitated by a rotary saw blade (though Gumball and Darwin initially assumed she had been killed). This is shown again when Darwin pushes her head and it folds completely backward in "The Matchmaker." Teri can also completely rip herself in half at will, as shown in "The Pact." She can also alter her appearance and manipulate her features using a writing utensil. This includes drawing tears and a surgical mask on her face, erasing her mouth, drawing a sleeping mask over her eyes, and drawing clothes on herself ("The Virus" and "The Night").

But also being made of paper makes Teri extremely weak. She "slapped" Gumball in "The Party," which looked more like a 'stroke' and did not hurt him at all. She can easily be damaged and subjected to pain, something shown frequently throughout the series. Teri can also be saturated from being exposed to water, as shown in "The Agent" (although she was not affected by the rain in "The Flower" or Sussie's tears in "The Triangle"). But despite her physical weakness, she was able to (with great effort) hold on to Gumball's wrist and forcefully move his arm despite his resistance. Though as Darwin pointed out, this was mostly just due to Gumball's own physical weakness ("The Virus").

Episode appearances


Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

  • "The Coach": She is surprised by Jamie apologizing to Gumball.
  • "The Joy": She is in class and Miss Simian burns a hole in her face. Later, she is a hugger and Miss Simian rips off her arms.
  • "The Recipe": She is on the bus. Later, she says hi to Anton.
  • "The Void": She is ripped up by Carmen.
  • "The Move": She pours water on Tobias' face. Later, she is blown away by Clayton's whirlwind of lies and flies into Gumball.
  • "The Allergy": She is in the nurse's office and is blown out a window by Darwin. Later, she is in the schoolyard and gets hit in the face by Sarah's head.
  • "The Bros": She sees Darwin in the women's locker room.
  • "The Mirror": She is in class.
  • "The Lie": She is on the bus.
  • "The Saint": She tells someone to give Tobias CPR.
  • "The Safety": She appears on one of the monitors.
  • "The Society": She is part of the school play, and is later in the fake secret society.
  • "The Spoiler": She is on the bus.
  • "The Countdown": She is in class.
  • "The Nobody": She walks by Gumball, Darwin, and Rob.
  • "The Triangle": She is in the school band.
  • "The Money": She is on the bus and disintegrates.

Season 4

Season 5

Season 6

Voice actors

  • Teresa Gallagher (US/UK)
  • Christiane Monteiro (Brazil)
  • Marie-Line Landerwijn (France)[2]
  • Chihiro Takada (Japan)
  • Borbála Csuha (Hungary, season 1)
  • Adrienn Pekár (Hungary, season 2, and "The Uploads")
  • Zselyke Szabó (Hungary, season 3–present)


Ms. Markham

Much like her relationship with Gumball and Darwin, Teri always collides with Ms. Markham, criticizing her treatment of the students and overreacting with her, which makes the nurse ignore Teri more than she usually does the other students.


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  • A phrase often said by Teri is “You know there are more germs on a ___ than a toilet seat”.
  • Her name is a pun on the fact that paper tears easily.
  • In her concept art, Teri was wider and un-crumpled. She also lacked a collar and buttons on her dress.
  • In the early reel, Teri was male, as he was blown into the girls' bathroom, eliciting quite a commotion. Gumball also refers to Teri as "Paper Boy."
  • A writer of the show suggests that Teri is skilled at papercraft and origami. This is supported by her reading a book on origami on three occasions: in "The Quest," "The Mystery," and "The Vision."
  • She may like Leslie since she was with him in "The Party."
  • She likes to scribble fake tattoos on her arm, according to James Lamont's Formspring.
  • In "The Phone," it is shown that Teri plays the xylophone (the marimba, specifically).
  • Despite not having a skeletal system, Teri apparently has an organ system, which becomes visible if she stands in sunlight ("The Words").
  • In "The Virus," it is revealed that Teri's mother is a doctor, which may explain why she is such a germaphobe.
  • It is revealed in "The Origins: Part Two" that when she was younger, her face was crudely drawn, most likely referencing a children's drawing.
  • Her parents made their first appearance in "The Potato," although they were seen as origami because of Gumball and Darwin.
  • She seems to be a fan of J-pop as seen in "The Singing."
  • Teri is shown to be a member of Coach Russo's swimming team despite being made of paper and being saturated by water ("The Agent").
  • She is shown to own a paper cellphone in "The Best."


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 GoblinDolphin 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 JealousyBlitzerVirusMr. 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