— Cartoon Network (@cartoonnetwork) September 6, 2017
If you were a fan of the Powerpuff Girls in the '90s, prepare to lose your sh*t over this: there's going to be a fourth (!) Powerpuff Girl, she's black, and she's also voiced by a black woman! Cartoon Network announced the exciting news on Twitter in early September, revealing a silhouetted first look at the character. Shortly after, South African singer Toya Delazy confirmed that she's voicing the new addition, writing, "AND JUST LIKE THAT, I BECAME A POWERPUFF GIRL 😆😆😆🇿🇦 Much love to my @cartoonnetwork for trusting me with this epic job 💋❤️️#lifegoals."
— ToyaDelazy (@ToyaDelazy) September 7, 2017
Another Twitter user uploaded an unofficial photo of the Powerpuff Girl later on, and while it's unconfirmed, the new character — with her dark skin, aqua hair, and purple dress — definitely looked promising next to Bubbles, Blossom, and Buttercup. Fortunately, Cartoon Network unveiled the new character for real on Sunday: meet Bliss!
— Cartoon Network (@cartoonnetwork) September 17, 2017
As an African-American who enjoyed watching the Powerpuff Girls as a kid, it's definitely heartening to see Cartoon Network include diversity among one of its most beloved cartoon series. Bliss looks incredible, and we can't wait to see all the fun adventures in The Powerpuff Girls: The Power of Four that entertain and inspire a whole new generation.