This piece of GreenBell and ProfKeane fan art is dedicated to wyattloughrie, anne-de-breuil, chateaugrief, dolly—spiral, and Regulas314 who celebrated their birthdays last week, Dragonprince18, lashesgem, and ScarletRed101 who celebrated their birthdays two days ago, and Aleksandra aka Skyrawathi and Miamelly who celebrated their birthdays yesterday. So, I hope you all had such fabulous, phenomenal, and grand birthday celebrations. I wish you a lot of love, prosperity, and joy in your lives as artists and as people. I would also love to dedicate this to all of the awesome GreenBell and ProfKeane shippers out there. Sit back, relax, and enjoy. Before Team Xtreme ended up being Townsville’s greatest saviors, before their allies, The Phenomenal Four, aided them in keeping Townsville safe from evil while doubling that with wiping Citysville from crime, there was The Quantum Quartet consisting of Mr. Lucius Green who went by The Creature, Miss Sara Bellum who went by Mega Bellum, Professor John Utonium who went by PowerProf, and Miss Sandra Keane who went by Wonder Keane. They were academics heavily involved in science, education, politics, philosophy, and social sciences by day and superheroes during their breaks. Yes, I know Professor Utonium’s PowerProf getup was created in order to spend more time with the Powerpuff Girls, thus fighting crime together, but where my headcanon is concerned, Mr. Green, Mrs. Bellum-Green, Professor Utonium, and Mrs. Keane-Utonium were, once upon a time in the 80’s, Townsville’s superheroes akin to the Fantastic Four before retiring the gig in the 90’s to live their normal lives in their chosen professions. Yes, this type of passing the torch is also akin to The Incredibles, what with Mr. Green and Mrs. Bellum-Green being the Rowdyruff Boys’ parents and Professor Utonium and Mrs. Keane-Utonium being the Powerpuff Girls’ parents, because it does show the dynamics that these two families have when it comes to occasionally helping their children and grandchildren save Townsville and the world. Moreover, in my headcanon involving The Quantum Quartet, Professor Utonium is the one who creates the costumes such as his PowerProf getup, Mr. Green’s Creature Cape, Mrs. Bellum-Green’s Mega Bellum mask, top, gauntlets, and jet boots, and Mrs. Keane-Utonium’s utility belt, headband, and jet boots and ensures that they are durable in every mission. He is essentially a combination of Iron Man’s Tony Stark and The Incredibles’ Edna Mode, thus making him the brains and the savvy technician of this quartet of older generation superheroes. Mr. Green aka The Creature is the gentle giant. He is compassionate, kind, and merciful towards his teammates and is a gentleman in every single way. However, if one were to be on his bad side, he would transform into a vicious demon complete with fangs and grotesque features and give that felon not only a well-deserved scare but also a willingness to run to the nearest policeman to turn himself in. Mr. Green or The Creature is quite akin to The Thing, in which he is a supernatural creature who bears a lot of humane qualities, in spite of his outwardly haunting appearance. Mrs. Bellum-Green aka Mega Bellum is the tactician who always ensures order and great teamwork within their group. She is an expert at hand-to-hand combat and she can effectively think fast on her feet. Her gauntlets are also used as shields to protect her from any attack. Mega Bellum is a combination of the Pink Sapphire and Wonder Woman considering that she is a magnificent combination of brains, brawn, and beauty. Mrs. Keane-Utonium aka Wonder Keane is the pacifist of this group who keeps the harmony going in The Quantum Quartet. Her utility belt is based on the subjects she teaches ranging from music to language and grammar to mathematics to values and principles. She would use these features in order to attack criminals and put them in their place, decode messages, decipher numerical codes, and receive emergency messages. Sure, her whole getup and skills are a combination of Wonder Woman and Batman, but Wonder Keane is akin to Mary Marvel in which she can combine strength, wisdom, and feminine charm to make her a complete package. There you have it, dear viewers. The Quantum Quartet in all of their dutiful glory and who still manage to look exceptional even in their 50’s. I hope you all enjoyed this and I will see you all in the flipside. Take care and have a great spring. Mr. Green, Ms. Bellum, Professor Utonium, and Miss Keane from The Powerpuff Girls belong to Craig McCracken and Cartoon Network.
Mr. Green/Ms. Bellum
“Passa un anno intero Giorno dopo giorno Ci guardiamo indifferentemente Diventiamo estranei, l’uno all’altro Non facciamo niente per recuperare Tutti quei momenti, quegli istanti Che ci hanno fatto innamorare Noi restiamo ormai senza saper dire Una sola frase, una parola Balbettiamo appena qualche sì Non c’é alcun pensiero Che al cuore arrivi Dal tuo cuore muto Insieme al mio In attesa, non si sa di che Metti una sera come ogni sera Che si siamo a cena Noi due soltanto Alziamo gli occhi, e all’improvviso Sui nostri visi Non c’è più niente Non restiamo ormai senza saper dire Una sola frase, una parola Balbettiamo appena qualche sì Non c’é alcun pensiero Che al cuore arrivi Dal tuo cuore muto Insieme al mio In attesa, non si sa di che Metti una sera come ogni sera Che siamo a cena Noi due soltanto Alziamo gli occhi, e all’improvviso Sui nostri visi Non c’è più niente Metti una sera come ogni sera Che siamo a cena Noi due soltanto…” -Metti Una Sera a Cena, Originally sung by Milva, Music by Ennio Morricone, Lyrics by Carlo Carunchio and Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, From the 1969 film of the same name English Translation courtesy of Musixmatch: “An entire year passes Day after day We look at each other indifferently We become strangers, one for the other We don’t do anything to revive All those moments, those instants Which made us fall in love? By now we don’t know how to say Even one sentence, one word We barely babble a “yes” There is not one thought Which reaches the heart? From your silent heart With mine waiting For who knows for what Suppose an evening like every evening When we are at supper Only the two of us We lift our eyes and all of a sudden On our faces There’s nothing left By now we don’t know how to say Even one sentence, one word We barely babble a “yes” There is not one thought Which reaches the heart? From your silent heart With mine waiting For who knows for what Suppose an evening like every evening When we are at supper Only the two of us We lift our eyes and all of a sudden On our faces There’s nothing left Suppose an evening like every evening When we are at supper Only the two of us…” This piece of GreenBell fanart, which is part of KatyGorl’s Claim a PPG Pairing Month, is dedicated to corleonese1, WoodCraftsandWands, and Rainy–Artworks who celebrated their birthdays a couple of days. So, I hope you guys had a magnificent, grand, blessed, and exciting birthday. I wish you all of my love, joy, and prosperity in everything you do as artists and people. Come se dice in italiano, spero che voi avete un compleanno magnifico, grande, benedetto ed eccitante. Auguro a voi tutti tutto il mio amore, gioia e prosperità nelle tue vite che voi facete come artisti e persone. I would also love to dedicate this to the shippers of Mr. Green and Miss Bellum as a couple. It is a pretty rare couple, but I think it’s plausible. Vi piace amici miei. Like I said, Mr. Green pairing up with Miss Bellum is rather unconventional but it makes for some interesting and awesome dynamics, especially when these two are the Rowdyruff Boys’ parents and do a far better job at raising them compared to Mojo Jojo and HIM. As you can tell, they are married in my Team Xtreme headcanon, hence that is why Miss Sara Bellum is known as Mrs. Sara Bellum-Green, with Brick, Butch, and Boomer bearing the family names of Green. As you can tell, I have been playing with the idea of the Rowdyruff Boys having much better parental figures than HIM and Mojo combined. Miss Keane is a nice choice, but as you can tell, I’m a hardcore Professor Utonium x Miss Keane shipper. So, I was quite inspired by Sweatshirtmaster’s and wyattloughrie’s pictures of Miss Bellum being quite the awesome mother figure to Brick, Butch, and Boomer. My idea of Mr. Green, the supernatural-looking substitute teacher in the episode “Substitute Creature” and one of the most underrated side characters in The Powerpuff Girls, being a father figure to the boys came to my head like a flash of lightning, as I firmly believe that his brand of kindness, empathy, grace, and genuine, fatherly love would be of insurmountable benefit in terms of raising Brick, Butch, and Boomer to be the upstanding gentlemen and superheroes that they are today. Moreover, it is really clear who wears the pants in this off-beat yet interesting and loving relationship. That’s right Mrs. Bellum-Green, given her experience with raising the boys and firmly establishing discipline and respect in her house. “Metti Una Sera a Cena” composed by the legendary Ennio Morricone has been a tune that has been an earworm ever since I was twenty years old. The singer who introduced me to this song was none other than Hayley Westenra. I’ve been a fan of hers ever since I was twelve years old and I think she is a fine classical crossover singer. So, I hope you also enjoy listening to this rendition as much as you enjoy the goodness and the flexibility that is GreenBell. Vi piace con ascoltare, amici miei. Metti Una Sera a Cena sung by Hayley Westenra I hope you all enjoyed this and as we say in Italian, a la prossima. Mr. Green and Miss Sara Bellum from The Powerpuff Girls belong to Craig McCracken and Cartoon Network.