|Introduced In||"Slumber Party Panic"|
|Latest Appearance||"We Fixed a Truck"|
|Voiced by||Steve Little|
Peppermint Butler is a recurring character in the show Adventure Time. He is an inhabitant of the Candy Kingdom who is versed in dark magic and a loyal butler to Princess Bubblegum. He sang the "Ultimate Prize Song" in the episode "Wizard Battle."
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.
Peppermint Butler is generally portrayed 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 grillmeister 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 only been a morbid joke. 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 that way. In "Return to the Nightosphere," a picture is shown of him golfing with Hunson Abadeer as a background gag. In "You Made Me," when Finn asks to see his aura, Peppermint Butler declines, saying "You don't wanna see that," while sweating and nervously backing away from him. In "The Suitor" he summoned some sort of demon in Cinnamon Bun. Gumball Guardian seems to know that Peppermint Butler might have had a dark past, as seen in "The Suitor" when he went to his lair and called him "Dark One" and did not question the demon he had trapped.
As revealed in "Death in Bloom," Peppermint Butler possesses a connection to the Land of the Dead. The extent of this "connection" is unknown, but he is capable of using a spell to enter the Land of the Dead and teaching other mortals said spell, allowing them 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 acting as a caddie while Marceline's Dad plays golf, furthering his connection to the Land of the Dead and now the Nightosphere. He also seems to have control of dark magic when he summoned a demon into Cinnamon Bun in "The Suitor." This also revealed that the Gumball Guardians know of his dark powers referring to him as "Dark One."
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." He can also sing as shown in "Wizard Battle," though out of tune and not very well.
- Main article: Peppermint Butler/Relationships
- "Too Young"
- "Death in Bloom"
- "The Suitor"
- "Slumber Party Panic"
- "Ricardio the Heart Guy"
- "The Duke"
- "The Eyes"
- "Power Animal"
- "The Real You"
- "Susan Strong"
- "Video Makers"
- "Mortal Folly"
- "Mortal Recoil"
- "Wizard Battle"
- "From Bad to Worse"
- "No One Can Hear You"
- "Holly Jolly Secrets Part II"
- "Five Short Graybles"
- "Princess Cookie"
- "King Worm"
- "You Made Me"
- "Sky Witch"
- "The Vault"
- "Return to the Nightosphere" (picture)
- "Beautopia" (mentioned)
- "All the Little People" (as a toy)
- "The Party's Over, Isla de Señorita" (mentioned)
- In "Slumber Party Panic," 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.
- Finn refers to him as "Pep-But" in the episode "King Worm."
- Susan Strong refers to him as "Red Stripe Man."
- In "The Suitor," one of the Gumball Guardians refers to him as "Dark One."
- Princess Bubblegum refers to him as "Peps" in "The Suitor."
- In this episode it is also revealed that he uses Cinnamon Bun's body to comunicate with spirits. It is also revealed that his "lair" is the amber chamber in which The Lich was previously held.
- Main article: Peppermint Butler/Gallery