|Alias:||Icky Von Yuck Yuck, Blickey McBarf, Grossie Grossenstein, Ol' Ug-Mug, Her Royal Majesty, Your Horrible Hideousness, Queeny, Princess, The Dragon Lady, Dearie|
|First appearance:||"House of Bloo's"|
|Voiced by:||Grey DeLisle|
Her Royal Duchess Diamond Persnickety, the First, Last and Only or simply Duchess (referred to by her full name in the pilot movie) is an imaginary friend and a recurring character of the series Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. She speaks with a German accent and is voiced by Grey DeLisle. Duchess serves as the main antagonist of the show.
Appearance and Personality
This imaginary friend is a scheming, snobby, pompous, stuck-up, vain, conceited, negative, extremely rude, short-tempered, arrogant, selfish, self-centered, and mean Picasso-like pain in the neck who is actually two-dimensional when she turns her head or body (except in "House of Bloos"). She's considered a "high-maintenance" friend, not wanting to do anything for herself, and is so lazy that she needs somebody to open her eyelids when she wakes up. The residents seem to follow her commands because she is both able and willing to scream incredibly loudly for an indefinite period of time without rest unless she gets what she wants, as was seen when she lived next door to Mac and was able to yell non stop from him going to bed to his waking up, revealing a rather spoiled and annoying side to her personality. She can also control Extremosaurs as seen in "House of Bloo's". In a few episodes, she has helped someone, but only so that she could help herself, thus for selfish reasons. For example in "Affair Weather Friends", she told Mac about Bloo hanging out with "Barry Bling" (aka Berry in Disguise) behind his back.
In the pilot, she and Terrence conspire to get rid of Bloo after the millionaire's spoiled daughter wants to adopt him (and, in the process, rename him "Tiffany") instead of Duchess, who was chosen by her mother and father. As punishment for trying to get rid of Bloo, she was not kicked out of the house (or sent to prison at that matter) , but rather was forced to stay as she desires to leave.
Despite her desire to leave, Duchess insults almost everyone who tries to adopt her except for the rich family in the pilot showing that while she badly wants to leave she doesn't want to live in any less pampered lifestyle she would be forced to give up if she went home with a normal family (in other words, she wants to be adopted by a rich family). Everyone else desires her to leave very badly however, so much so that Mr Herriman spends the entire budget for advertising adoption on her, even saying that he will pay a family to take her.
- There is a running gag where she believes she is the most beautiful in the world, only for everyone else to consider her extremely ugly.
- Her face resembles a portrait by Picasso.
- She's 5'8" (6' in heels) and weighs 125 pounds.
- She is next to Coco and Eduardo in the picture.
- She can control Extremosaurs.
- A few episodes where Duchess actually helped someone include House of Bloo's, The Big Picture, & Affair Weather Friends. But it was ultimately for selfish reasons. To be fair Bloo was no better in the latter.
- She appears in every season.
- Duchess only appears in seventeen episodes (eight of which are non-speaking cameos), the last of them being "The Bloo Superdude and the Great Creator of Everything's Awesome Ceremony of Fun That He's Not Invited To."
- Duchess is able to smell money with her nose.
- Duchess's golden trading card statistics in the Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Leapster game are:
- Partying is Such Sweet Soiree
- Where There's a Wilt, There's a Way (non-speaking cameo)
- Bloo's Brothers (non-speaking cameo)
- Beat With a Schtick (non-speaking cameo)
- Bloo Done It
- My So Called Wife
- The Big Cheese (non-speaking cameo)
- The Bloo Superdude and the Magic Potato of Power! (non-speaking cameo)
- The Bride to Beat
- Affair Weather Friends
- Better Off Ed (non-speaking cameo)
- Destination Imagination (non-speaking cameo)
- The Bloo Superdude and the Great Creator of Everything's Awesome Ceremony of Fun That He's Not Invited To