~ Abyo's catchphrase

Abyo is one of the main characters in the Pucca series. Abyo is a very outgoing, competitive, stubborn, energetic, and excitable 12 year old boy. He's Garu's best friend, and he's also good friends with Pucca and Ching. A practitioner of Kung Fu, Abyo uses nunchucks as weapons and as a signature move, he has the habit of tearing his shirt in half.


Abyo's signature move is a running gag in the series: he yells "Hi-Ya!" (sometimes after jumping), and rips off his shirt at least once in almost every episode (some examples in which he didn't rip his shirt off are episodes Unfortunate Cookies and He Loves Me Not). If he can't rip his shirt off, he settles for whatever else he happens to be wearing, resulting in him severely embarrassing himself in public. His physical appearance is an homage to martial arts icon Bruce Lee, but unlike the late martial artist, Abyo's personality is very headstrong and impulsive and it is with this kind of attitude that he is often left with the shorter end of the stick. He also has a big appetite. It is revealed in A Better Boyfriend that he is allergic to mustard, which causes his head to grow big, turn red, and swell enormously.

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