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Kyle or Stan: Oh my god, they killed Kenny!
Kyle: You bastards!
~ The quote said whenever Kenny dies.
Goodbye you guys.
~ Kenny's first quote without his hood on.
Woo-hoo!
~ Kenny's quote.

Kenneth "Kenny" McCormick, better known by his nickname Kenny is one of the four protagonists of the animated tv series South Park. He is a poor eight- to ten-year-old boy living in the fictional town of South Park, Colorado who is friends with Eric Cartman, Stanley "Stan" MarshKyle Broflovski and Leopold "Butters" Stotch. He dies constantly but always comes back to life and no one seems to remember.

He is voiced by the series co-creator Matt Stone who also voiced Kyle and Butters in his muffled voice. His unmuffled voice was voiced by the series' producer and animation director Eric Stough in the TV series and in South Park: Bigger, Louder and Uncut his unmuffled voice was voiced by Mike Judge, who also voiced Hank Hill as well as Beavis and Butt-Head (whom he also created).

Appearance

Kenny wears an orange parka, orange pants and brown gloves. Almost all of the time Kenny has his hood on so that only his eyes are seen. Underneath his hood he has messy blond hair which looks somewhat similar to that of Tweek Tweak's. On occasion, usually when he is scared or crying, he will pull the strings on his hood to make it tighten, although he did this once after Cartman had farted in an unventilated space on an airplane ("Osama bin Laden Has Farty Pants"). In "South Park is Gay!", Kenny has a parka that is light purple with a part of his hair coming out of the hood, black pants, and brown boots with a black stripe down them. Later in the episode, he buys another parka that is pink and fluffy.

He is shown at times to have almost nothing on underneath his parka, as seen in the episodes "The Tooth Fairy Tats 2000", the film, "Lil' Crime Stoppers", and "Lice Capades", though mostly he does have a white T-shirt on. Kenny is shown to have blue eyes in the episode "Starvin' Marvin", in which a mutant turkey pulls out his eye and in a close-up, a blue iris is momentarily visible. In Good Times With Weapons, in anime style Kenny's eyes shows his iris which are blue. However, in an early draft for South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, Kenny is described as having hazel eyes. In the film and "A Very Crappy Christmas", it is shown that Kenny sleeps in his underwear, making him the only one of the boys who does so (Kyle, Cartman, and Stan all wear pajamas, and Tweek Tweak rarely sleeps and thus has no pajamas, except in "Child Abduction is Not Funny"). However, in other episodes, he is shown sleeping in his parka. It would seem that his parka was made from pieces of his bedroom curtains, because in the episode "Quintuplets 2000", when we see Kenny practicing opera singing, we see his curtains in the background. They are of orange material, and a huge part of one is missing.

Personality

Kenny is the most sexually knowledgeable and experienced of the group. In earlier episodes, when an unknown term is introduced to Stan, Kyle and Cartman, Kenny will be called upon by his friends to clarify, although Kenny sometimes does not know the meaning of the term himself. His muffled responses are often met with laughter or further confusion. Kenny does seem to act differently without his parka on.

In "The Ring", upon finding out that his girlfriend Tammy Warner gave another boy a "B.J." (oral sex) in a T.G.I. Friday's parking lot, he pursued that wish throughout the episode and eventually got his wish, though he subsequently died of syphilis. In "Fat Camp", he gave Howard Stern a "hummer" (also oral sex) for ten bucks while promoting his Krazy Kenny Show.

His sexual knowledge may be gleaned from his parents, or from the pornography which Kenny possesses in "Osama bin Laden Has Farty Pants". He often performs disgusting acts for money, such as dissecting a Manatee and eating its spleen, then regurgitating it and eating it again ("Fat Camp"). He also drinks from Jimbo's gas tank in "Volcano".

Powers and Abilities

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Kenny is physically strong and fit, as seen in "1%".

One of Kenny's best known abilities is being able to come back from the dead. He is also show to be skilled with weapons, such as in the episode "Good Times With Weapons" where he hit Butter's eye with a shuriken. He is also very strong, as shown when he grabs Death by the wrist, flips him off a tricycle onto his back, and jumps on him, sending all his bones flying out, without seeming to be tired at all. He was also able to put 2 girls in the hospital after beating them up in "Faith Hilling". 

Mysterion

Who-Is-Mysterion

Mysterion

It was revealed in The Coon saga that Kenny is in fact the vigilante known as Mysterion. It is revealed that the reason he keeps coming back from the grave is because his parents give birth every time he dies, possibly after going to the Cult of Cthulhu meetings. This baby then ages 9 years in the space of a few hours and becomes Kenny.

Kenny's ability to come back from the dead allows him to do some incredibly heroic deeds that would, and normally does, cost someone their life. To that extent he's probably the most heroic character of all the South Park boys.

Trivia

  • Kenny's inner monologue voice is noticeably more dulcet than his actual voice, except when he's disguised as Mysterion in which case he uses his Mysterion voice.
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