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Peppermint Butler
Peppermint Butler
Name Peppermint Butler
Sex Male
Species Candy Person
Occupation Butler
Introduced in "Slumber Party Panic"
Latest appearance "You Made Me!"
Voiced by Steve Little
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Peppermint Butler is a recurring character in the show Adventure Time. He is an inhabitant of the Candy Kingdom and loyal butler to Princess Bubblegum. He also sang the song "Ultimate Prize" in the episode "Wizard Battle."

Appearance

As is common with his occupation, Peppermint Butler is a well-dressed peppermint candy. He wears the traditional tailcoat of a butler, but opts for the less traditional blue version of the outfit. His shoes, gloves, and bow-tie are red, matching his red stripes. Unlike most characters in the show, he has white eyes.

Personality

Peppermint Butler is generally thought of as a happy, even-tempered, and carefree guy, as shown by his interactions with his fellow Candy People in "Slumber Party Panic." An ever-diligent worker, Peppermint Butler serves Princess Bubblegum as well as her kingdom in various ways such as carrying Princess Bubblegum, working as a jailer, and as a chef (seen in "Ricardio the Heart Guy," "The Duke," "The Real You," and "Too Young" respectively). Though an adult, Peppermint Butler can occasionally be childish and immature as seen in his squabble with Chet over who got to be the grillmiester in "The Real You."

Peppermint Butler is a trusted member of Candy Kingdom society, but evidence suggests there is more to him than meets the eye. It is likely Peppermint Butler is more intelligent and able than he lets people believe. For example, in "Mortal Recoil," he realized that Princess Bubblegum was being possessed by The Lich, as evidenced by his hissing at the sight of her. Also, it was Peppermint Butler who revealed that Finn was trapped in a dream and in danger in "King Worm."

He seems to have a secret dark past as he has close ties with Death revealed in "Death in Bloom." This acquaintanceship saved Finn and Jake from peril, but he later claimed he would steal the flesh from their sleeping bodies as payment. Given that Finn and Jake still have their flesh, this may have been a morbid joke, however. There is also some controversy with him and a Goblin in the episode, "The Eyes" where it looks as though he has killed the goblin, but is able to divert suspicion from himself when Finn and Jake arrive by claiming he found the goblin this way. In "You Made Me!", when Finn asked to see his aura, Peppermint Butler declined, sweating and nervously backing away from him.

Abilities

As revealed in "Death in Bloom," Peppermint Butler possesses powers related to the Land of the Dead. The extent of these "powers" is unknown, but he is capable of entering the Land of the Dead and teaching mortals how to enter. He also possesses impressive knowledge of the Land of the Dead, such as knowing not to drink the water. In "Mortal Recoil," Peppermint Butler shows he has some ability that can sense evil within another, as seen by him hissing like a cat when he realized that Princess Bubblegum was being possessed by The Lich. In "Return to the Nightosphere", a picture can be seen displaying Peppermint Butler playing Golf with Marceline's Dad, furthering his connection to the Land of the Dead.

Like a real peppermint candy, Peppermint Butler has minty, cooling abilities for those who eat any part of his body; this was seen when he cooled down the mouth of the Earl of Lemongrab after he consumed a hot potion.

Peppermint Butler can burrow, as seen in "Goliad".

Quotes

See Peppermint Butler/Quotes.

Episode appearances

Major

Minor

Trivia

  • As a response to the occult knowledge Peppermint Butler displayed in "Death in Bloom," the Frederator Blog posted a piece of art showing him as a member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, an occult society.
  • During NY Comicon 2011's Adventure Time/Regular Show Panel, it was confirmed that Peppermint Butler's past and ties to the occult will be explored.
  • In his first appearance, his voice sounded a little higher than usual.
  • In a special feature, "Little Did You Know," it is said Peppermint Butler's species is mentha piperita
  • Peppermint Butler's charming- yet unknown and dark- personality may be a reference to the anime series "Black Butler" since Natasha Allegri appears to be into anime, as evidenced by her interest in and reference to "Sailor Moon".
  • Finn refers to him as "Pep-But" in "The Worm King"

Gallery

Pepperming
The full image gallery for Peppermint Butler may be viewed at Peppermint Butler/Gallery.

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