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Quote1 Guess you're not gonna get the badge this time! Quote2
---Gwen speaking to Bessie, "So Happy Together"


Gwendolyn "Gwen" Wu is the second antagonist and a young Honeybee Scout who is Portia's best friend,[2] and mainly acts as Portia's "second-in-command" whenever the duo gang up on Bessie.[3]

Quoting her Nicktoons profile: "She's got more than enough attitude for the both of them, twice as much energy, and all the brain power." However, a later episode shows she can tolerate Bessie more than Portia.

Gwen is primarily interested in music and fashion; she is a skilled guitarist and is shown to be a capable disc jockey (DJ). She is seen with a large family, but none of their names are known. Gwen is voiced by Jessica DiCicco.[4]

Personality

Gwen is mainly seen at Portia's side, working as a lieutenant. She’s always equipped with a “witty” comeback, which usually entails calling Bessie names, such as mocking name as "Messie Stinkenbottom."[5] She's also been shown to assist Portia in her schemes to mess with Bessie, such as tricking Bessie into believing there was a babysitting badge in "Bee My Baby," trying to scare her away in "Bee Afraid,"[6] teaching her improper etiquette in "To Bee or Not To Bee" and even guiding her into a piranha tank when Bessie lost her glasses ("Blindsided").

Her interests include cheerleading, music (hip-hop especially) and fashion. Gwen plans on "dominating" the fashion and music worlds within 10 years. She is the co-captain as one of the Pretty Pretty Princesses in the episode “We Got the Bee,” playing guitar in the band. She has a head for business and is very clever.[7]

She can be a bit of a bully (especially when it comes to Millie, as seen in “Ten Little Honeybees”), and she’s come to believe that hanging out with dorks like Bessie would ruin her reputation ("Woodward and Beesting"); however, a rarely seen side of her is shown in "Children of the Unicorn," where she partners up with Bessie to prove unicorns really do exist. This episode shows Gwen can be nice when she feels like it or at least has more tolerance towards Bessie's actions and is less antagonistic to her compared to Portia.

Her parents did not appear in the show (with the possible exception of Mr. Wu, who is speculated by some to be her father), but in "Bee My Baby" she was shown babysitting her five younger brothers.[8] An indirect comment made by Bessie in "Dang It Feels Good to Be a Gamester" implies Gwen's mother is around.

Appearance

Gwen is a 10-year old Asian girl. She has fair skin, blue eyes, and short black hair. She wears a white short-sleeved shirt with a light red collar, a red sash, a white skirt and pants the same color as her collar with white stripes on the side of them, and black sneakers. For swimming, Gwen wears a red-orange two piece swimsuit.

Speculation regarding Mr. Wu

It has been theorized by some Mighty B! fans that Mr. Wu and Gwen are father and daughter, respectively. However, this is not stated within the show and has not been confirmed by the crew.

Gallery

    Main article: Gwen Wu/Gallery

Trivia

  • Her surname is never stated within the series, but was confirmed through Nickelodeon's website of the show.
    • Although never specified, her last name indicates she is Chinese.
  • Gwen is jealous of Portia's reputation, and this is likely why she is friends with her, so she can be respected as well.
  • Gwen sometimes likes to tease Millie as Portia does, best exemplified in "Ten Little Honeybees."
  • "We Got the Bee" shows she knows how to play the guitar. Gwen's musical ability is later explored in "Hive Jacked," where she is a talented disc jockey (DJ).
  • According to "Ten Little Honeybees," she likes lockets, thus Gwen was a suspect when Portia's was lost.
  • Gwen's house number is shown in "Apoxalypse Now": 6704.
  • Her opening quote from the now defunct website for the series: "Great. Glam. Gandhi. Ain't no G as fierce as me."

References

  1. Portia states in "Toot Toot" all members of Troop 828 are 10 except for Bessie, meaning Gwen is 10 years old.
  2. Perlmutter, David (March 13, 2014). America Toons In: A History of Television Animation. Page 328. McFarland & Company. International standard book number 9781476614885.
  3. Liu, Ed (March 4, 2009). "The Mighty B! We Got the Bee" is More Admired than Loved. Anime Super Hero. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  4. Perlmutter, David (May 4, 2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Page 391. Rowman & Littlefield. International standard book number 9781538103746.
  5. Rizzo, Francis (March 7, 2009). The Mighty B!: We Got the Bee. DVD Talk. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  6. Moody, Annemarie (February 23, 2009). Akira, Samurai 7 on Blu-ray, Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder & The Mighty B. Animation World Network. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  7. Bynum, Aaron H. (April 8, 2008). The Mighty B!. Animation Insider. Retrieved May 4, 2020. Archived via the Wayback Machine.
  8. PR Newswire (April 8, 2008). Bee Prepared To Catch the Buzz When The Mighty B! Flies to Nickelodeon Saturday, April 26, at 10:30 a.m. (ET/PT). Business Insider. Retrieved May 19, 2020.

External links

The Mighty B! Characters
Main Bessie HiggenbottomBenjamin HiggenbottomFingerGwen WuHappy HiggenbottomPenny LefkowitzPortia Gibbons
Secondary Hilary HiggenbottomThe HippieMary Frances GibbonsMr. WuRocky Rhodes
Minor Anton St. GermainChai GallagherChelsea GibbonsChester TurtletonDoctor/VetDonaldFritzIntegritone 2HalK.G. BiancaLola MillersonMillie MillersonMiriam BreedloveMr. LefkowitzMr. PantsRainbowRichard and Dick GibbonsRonnieTate
One-shots BugEmilyFinguereHarris DayeIntegritone 1MaudeMonaMorly RooberMr GriffMurdockNorman MorrisonPrecious GibbonsRoxxySissy Sullivan
Groups Honeybee ScoutsThe BeaversThe DragonfliesGwen's BrothersThe IntegritonesThe Pretty Pretty PrincessesSugar Boys
Background Honeybees Jean ParklandsMarie G. MalarkeyMolly O'ConnellNisaSatha ThomasTigerlily Roberts
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