|“||Yes, with these jewels, the magic curse of the ancient Anubis dog-head will finally be unleashed! And then the human race will bow down to me... Mojo Jojo! *maniacal laugh*||„|
|~ Mojo Jojo's first lines.|
|~ Mojo Jojo's catchphrase said upon his defeat.|
|“||Don't get me wrong, destroying Townsville on a daily basis is a pretty good gig. But to be able to take away that which gave you so much joy to destroy your happiness, it's just so much more satisfying to the soul.||„|
|~ Mojo Jojo.|
Mojo Jojo is the main antagonist of The Powerpuff Girls franchise, serving as the main antagonist of the original 1998 series, the 2016 reboot, and Cartoon Network's 2nd animated feature film The Powerpuff Girls Movie. He is an anthropomorphic ape who is the titular superheroines' archnemesis, Professor Utonium's former pet and lab assistant, and creator and first father of the Rowdyruff Boys.
Prior to his mutation, Mojo was a chimpanzee with black fur and sharp teeth who wore a diaper. After the mutation, his brain grew to such a size that it visibly protruded from his head, his skin turned green, and his sclera gained a pink hue.
While homeless, he wore a tattered green scarf and heavy tan coat with a brown paper bag covering his exposed brain. Upon revealing his true intentions he donned a blue suit with a purple cape, a black belt with a purple buckle, white boots and gloves, and a semi-plastic dome with purple rings covering his brain; this became his outfit in the 1998 TV series.
In the 2016 reboot, his suit is now purple and his belt is now white with a light gray buckle.
Mojo often comes up with plans to rule the world and is constantly stopped by the Powerpuff Girls. He is a notorious genius chimpanzee whose main goal is to destroy the Powerpuff Girls, crush Townsville and conquer the world, in that order. In order to do this, he spends much of his time plotting and inventing new weapons technology. This normally comes in the shape of giant robots or large energy weapons. Somehow, he has high-vocabulary use and long-lasting sentences, complete with a Japanese accent.
Mojo was also the leader of the Beat-Alls, a "band" of four supervillains consisting of HIM, Fuzzy Lumpkins, Princess Morbucks, and Mojo himself. Sadly, the group did not last very long after he split up with them.
At first, Mojo was not exactly evil, but rather a troublemaking chimp. As seen in the movie and Mr. Mojo's Rising, Mojo was once a favorite thing to Professor Utonium, but when he attempted to create the Powerpuff Girls and started to ignore Mojo, he became jealous and tried to destroy the experiment in order to make him spend time with him instead, but unintentionally became responsible for their birth. The Chemical X also hit Mojo, giving him an enormous brain sticking out of his head. However, it also gave him new emotions that he never felt before, such as envy and somewhat of an inferiority complex. The girls thought that Mojo was there to help them, but all Mojo cared about was returning to Townsville and revenge.
After the creation, he turned out to be evil, sinister and villainous, so he decided to invade the city and to do that he used the girls (manipulating them by befriending them) and he created a full army of kidnapped primates from the zoo, and then tried to kill the professor by transforming himself into a ferocious and aggressive monster the size of King Kong.
Mojo has dedicated his life to take revenge on The Powerpuff Girls to reclaim his birthright. Having no choice but to live in a box out in the street, Mojo was isolated for a great period of time after being thrown out of the house, which has made him sort of a loner. However, before it happened, Mojo was unwanted in the society for the uniqueness of being a chimpanzee with an oversized brain.
However, in the end of the tenth anniversary episode (or movie), he actually turned good for helping everyone in town and everything was peaceful and nonviolent. But then he snapped and went on a rampage like always and was sent to jail.
Mojo Jojo is one of the biggest threats in the series. He actually managed to succeed in defeating the Powerpuff Girls in Mr. Mojo's Rising, easily curb-stomping all three of them all down at once, and he even outsmarted them when they attempted to come up with a failed plan to wear him down. In the beginning of Mo Job as well, Mojo nearly destroyed the Girls until the police caught him. This resulted in the Girls defenselessly ending up in the hospital with broken arms and sharp wounds. He also managed to turn the whole world into dogs in order to rule the world, and turned the Powerpuff Girls into puppies, causing them to lose their powers, and therefore cannot fly after him.
Also noted, Mojo Jojo is also responsible for creating the Powerpuff Girls by pushing Professor Utonium to hit the Chemical X and create the Powerpuff Girls. Mojo Jojo became the second father to the Powerpuff Girls while Professor Utonium is the first father. In the Powerpuff Girls Movie, it is revealed that not only is Mojo Jojo a father of the Powerpuff Girls, he is also their brother, due to them having similar powers that was caused by the Chemical X such as the Powerpuff Girls having superpowers and Mojo Jojo having powerful intelligence.
Before becoming a mutant monkey, Mojo Jojo was only a simple chimp but he was very wild.
Mojo Jojo is a notorious genius chimpanzee mad scientist, whose main goal is to destroy The Powerpuff Girls, crush Townsville (or, in Powerpuff Girls Z, New Townsville), and conquer the world, in that order. In order to do this, he spends much of his time plotting and inventing new weapons or technology. This normally comes in the shape of giant robots or large energy weapons. He is the archenemy of Professor Utonium and the girls and the creator of the Rowdyruff Boys. Somehow, he is extremely verbose, loquacious, and communicative, so he has high-vocabulary use and long-lasting sentences, which he speaks even with nobody around to listen. He was chronologically the Powerpuff Girls' first major villain that they ever fought, as explained in "The Powerpuff Girls Movie", and is arguably their archenemy because though he saved them from the Gangreen Gang and teamed up with them to build his lab on the Townsville volcano, using the girls' powers, he did it to take over the world, but didn't tell them.
Mojo Jojo is one of The Powerpuff Girls' toughest rivals. Despite usually failing, He has even managed to defeat them several times, or at least injure them badly. Mojo JoJo is also the most persistent one, and is determined in destroying them and ruling the world. Due to his high intelligence, Mojo sometimes discovers some of The Powerpuff Girls' weaknesses (as seen in Not So Awesome Blossom). Mojo is also extremely magnificent, impressive, dexterous, faithful, and cunning, so he often plays with the Powerpuff Girls' irreproachable naivety.
Despite being rather dark-natured, Mojo lives another life outside of seeking vengeance on the Powerpuff Girls. He is sometimes seen buying food instead of stealing it, building model ships. He also acts in a fairly fashionable, satisfying, pleasant, ethical, and classy demeanor, when not committing flagitious crimes, and doesn't act openly hostile towards the Powerpuff Girls when they are not getting in his way. He is also surprisingly fine, honest, generous, authentic, thoughtful, and praiseworthy with them borrowing things from him.
Mojo also has a sense of honor. In the movie, he sought revenge on humans due to his race being discriminated by them, and stayed loyal to his ape army until they ganged up on him. Mojo also sometimes works with other villains without betraying them, and appears to have camaraderie with most.
Mojo can also be extremely prideful, audacious, oppressive, domineering, and totalitarian, mainly because he knows he is that intelligent, satisfactory, and competent. However, unlike other villains, he is smart enough to not to underestimate the Powerpuff Girls. Therefore, he will always fight them wisely and come up with a strategy.
In Other Media
See Me, Feel Me, Gnomey
Mojo Jojo appeared in the rock musical episode See Me, Feel Me, Gnomey, where, like other villains, is seen causing chaos and terrorizing people in Townsville, the Powerpuff Girls when they arrive, he, like the other villains, defeating them succeed. Yet, when it comes the Gnome, he is responsible for eliminating all the villains, including himself, but later, when Jojo and all the villains revive, the Gnome loses power.
He is also seen along with all the villains singing "Why Can't We All Get Along?", giving to understand that it can also have redeeming features, including in his villainy.
The Powerpuff Girls Rule!
Near the end of The Powerpuff Girls Rule, he finally took over the world by creating a machine that involves using the Key to the World. After slyly stealing the key from the Mayor, Mojo plugs the key into the machine, which unleashes into the world. However, rather than ruling it with an iron fist like he always said he would, Mojo instead uses the machine to actually solve all of the world's problems (such as ending global warming and world hunger, and bringing cures to all diseases), showing that he isn't always evil. This left everyone surprised, even the Powerpuff Girls are completely shocked by this turn of events.
However, despite his success, Mojo later got bored with peace and went back to his evil ways, resulting the Powerpuff Girls to defeat him again and send him back to prison along with the other villains they've defeated.
Mojo Jojo was the villain in the CGI animated Powerpuff Girls special Dance Pantsed. In the special, he sent the girls a package with the game Dance Pants Revolution inside of it. The girls played this game which eventually controlled their minds. Mojo Jojo put them in robot suits and made them turn against the citizens of Townsville. Professor Utonium, Mayor, and Mrs. Bellum started a dance off with the girls but lost causing Utonium to cry. The sight of their father crying breaks Mojo's hold on the girls, turning them back to normal again. Mojo briefly causes the girls' suits to make them endlessly do the Running Man but the girls break free and defeat Mojo. After this, Mojo reveals he never wanted to steal Chemical X and just wanted to find players for his baseball team, surprising everyone as they all thought that him taking control of the girls was to steal Chemical X. Mojo and the others play a baseball match, but he lost and was taken in custody by the police.
The Powerpuff Girls Movie
In The Powerpuff Girls Movie, Mojo Jojo serves as the main antagonist of the film, and it marks the only time when he becomes an alarmingly dangerous and depraved villain of the franchise. It is shown that he turned evil due to his race being discriminated by humans, therefore he decided to take revenge on them by getting The Powerpuff Girls on his good side by saving them from Gangreen Gang, and telling them his backstory of being discriminated and labeled as a freak. The girls comforted Mojo by telling him that they know how he feels. Afterward, he heads straight into getting help from them.
Mojo works with the girls to build his own laboratory, but what they did not was that he did it in order to rule the world, however, he remains mysterious about it, giving them little information about it, like making the world a better place (though he wasn't making it better for them or the humans, only for apes and monkeys).
Later on, Mojo takes the girls to the Zoo to import the apes to his new lair. After his time with them, he arrives at his lab and creates an ape army, programming them to go from regular monkeys to supervillains like himself. The next morning he wakes up his newly formed army and attacks Townsville.
The next day, the girls arrived at the place where they were supposed to meet Mojo, only to find him succeeding in ruling Townsville. After Bubbles stated that he isn't helping the world, Mojo reveals that the reason why he is getting revenge on the humans is that apes have been discriminated and abused by them for too long, meaning that he is actually protecting his own race.
However, all the members of his ape army also wanted to rule the world, so they all start boasting and ganging up on him, until he loses his composure, and demands them to obey him.
Mojo kidnaps Professor Utonium, right before The Powerpuff Girls go berserk and destroy his ape army, and arrive at his house to save the Professor. The Girls try to attack Mojo until he threatens to snap The Professor's neck, causing them to back down. Mojo sticks a huge dose of Chemical X into his brain in order to awaken his true power, transforming himself to a giant all-powered monstrous ape that the Powerpuff Girls would have no chance against alone. Mojo rips the roof of city hall and uses it as a replacement helmet. He taunts his defeated army by doing one more speech about being king of the world before they interrupted him from before until the Powerpuff Girls arrive to stop him. Mojo routinely beats up the girls until they find a way to beat him down.
Persistent as always, Mojo quickly recovers from his fall and breathes fire upon the girls, grabs them and climbs upon a tall building, and tries once again to tell them that he is the only one who understands them and that they can rule the world with him. The Girls refuse, and then punch him down from the building, causing him to fall as the Professor who created an antidote to negate Mojo's powers arrives. He sees the falling Mojo but the girls save the Professor while Mojo lands on the Chemical X, which turns him back to his normal size and removes his extra powers.
Mojo Jojo is then arrested and sent to prison with the Gangreen Gang and Fuzzy.
The Powerpuff Girls (2016)
Mojo appears as one of the main villains in the 2016 reboot series.
Mojo's son Joseph Mondel Jr. is the main antagonist of the 2021 live-action series.
|“||(Blossom: Jojo, what happened?! Bubbles: This isn't making the town a better place!) Yes it is! For me! The hobo formerly known as Jojo is no more! From this day forward. I shall be known as... MOJO JOJO!||„|
|~ Jojo officially becomes Mojo Jojo.|
|“||For too long, apes and monkeys have been under the thumb of man! Well, the time has come to oppose that thumb, and take hold of what is rightfully ours - THE WORLD!||„|
|~ Mojo Jojo's motives in the movie.|
|“||Now as I was saying before I was so rudely interrupted... I, Mojo Jojo, have succeeded in my first, greatest, and most brilliant plan ever! And I, Mojo Jojo, shall be... KING!||„|
|“||Stop! Cease! Desist! Do not continue with your ramblings for my ramblings are the ramblings to obeyed for I am the king, supreme leader, and all-around dictator! Don't you see!? All you monkeys are my plan! So your plans are my plans, because you made plans and my plan was to make you! I plan to rule the planet, not to have my plan's plan to stop me! I am your creator! I am your king! I am MOJO JOJO! OBEY MEEEEEEEEEE!!!||„|
|~ Mojo Jojo to his army.|
|“||Yes! I have defeated the Powerpuff Girls! The Powerpuff Girls are beaten, and it is by me, that they are not victorious! With my own two hands, I have defeated them!!||„|
|“||I wasn't born a supervillain chimp with an oversized brain, you know. Evil geniuses are made, not born. And it was Professor Utonium who made me what I am today. I was once Jojo, the Professor's faithful lab assistant. We were very happy together, until... You three came along! The blast of chemicals that created you also affected me as well. My simple simian brain began to mutate and grow, and although the accident had caused an increase in my intelligence, I was completely overshadowed by your tremendous physical powers. Next to these superhuman strengths, my brilliant accomplishments went unnoticed. Plus, there was nothing I could do to compete with your girlish charms. I was left with only one choice... To dedicate my life to crushing you, and the world that loves you! It is on that day that Jojo became... MOJO JOJO!!!||„|
|~ Mojo explaining his backstory.|
- In Powerpuff Girls Z, Mojo is portrayed differently: Rather than being a lab chimp who is Prof. Utonium's pet, he is seen as a zoo monkey who vows a grudge on humans for making fun of him, similar to the plot of The Powerpuff Girls Movie. As opposed to the original, he is portrayed much like a comedic villain in the series (similar to Kabuto and Orochimaru in Rock Lee and His Ninja Pals and the original Team Rocket Trio) rather than being a hotheaded, Japanese-accented villain. Also, while the original Mojo Jojo is one of the Powerpuff Girls' most competent and intimidating rivals, the Z version portrays him as a dimwitted and would-be villain.
- When he mutated all species of apes and monkeys in The Powerpuff Girls Movie, Mojo is definitely a parody of Planet of the Apes (or Rise of the Planet of the Apes since it is coincidental). It is even notable that he used almost all species of apes and monkeys (even the endangered ones such as tarsiers and Proboscis Monkey) when he mutated them. Near the end of the movie, he mutated himself into a giant. When he is fighting his archenemies, it is even notable to be a parody of King Kong's death. Unlike King Kong, Mojo survives the fall.
- Mojo was voiced by Roger L. Jackson, the same vocal actor who also voiced Ghostface from all four Scream films, and Wizeman the Wicked in NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams.
- Mojo was based off Dr. Gori, the villain of the Japanese tokusatsu series Spectreman. His distinct helmet meanwhile was based off the head of the tokusatsu superhero Kagestar, who creator Craig McCracken owned a figure of as a child.
- In the episode Get Back Mojo, when Mojo went in the Professor Utonium's time travel to go back in time to kill Utonium as a child by throwing him into Townville's volcano (which Mojo's lab will be built) to prevent the Powerpuff Girls from being created, Mojo didn't realize if his plan was successful in killing the professor to stop the creation of Powerpuff Girls, he would have also been erased from existence since he was created in the same accident when the Powerpuff Girls was created.
- Issue #50 of the DC Comics-published spinoff introduces an interdimensional counterpart of Mojo named Momo Jomo, a heroic foil to the villainous Powerpunk Girls.
- Mojo is often called a monkey. This is inaccurate since he is really a chimpanzee, a species of ape.
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