I've decided to post things I tend to repeat a lot here in the journal section, hopefully this will save me a lot of time. First I will post my thoughts on my interpretation of the Powerpunk Girls.
Firstly as a group I interpret them as the Powerpuff Girls, minus anything good. Basically they are a dark reflection of the Powerpuff Girls constructed of all the evil within the Powerpuff girls themselves. NOT THEIR OPPOSITES. Basically the Powerpunk Girls are very close to what the Powerpuff Girls could become if the Powerpuff girls were ever corrupted. And there is only one role I could think of them to fill in the rogues gallery. And that is the role of complete monsters. Which they fill as if they were made for it, which I suspect they were. (Might be why they never appeared outside of the comics.
Also where the Powerpuff Girls obsess over love, specifically they have an overwhelming desire to be accepted, appreciated and loved by their city that just thought of being hated is their greatest fear. Also it is possible that love is also the source of their Chemical X. Since in Knock it off and The Rowdyruff Boys, it looked like they were restored by the love of others. I choose to interpret it this way because it makes the Powerpunk Girls more interesting. That way in Contrast, the Powerounk Girls seek to be hated. When others hate them it gives power, the more hate the more power. Thus making it better for them to torment and torture rather then kill, for the hatred of the dead is distant and the living feel it not.
Also the Powerpunk Girls do not love each other. The only reason they work together instead of murdering each other is because they would be much weaker without each other. That still doesn't prevent them from tormenting each other. Berserk steals from and abuses her sisters. Brute regularly inflicts pain and suffering on Berserk and Brat. And Brat in some ways does things to her sister that are so bad I really am not going to describe them. And I'm not being hyperbolic here. I mean I literally cannot tell you because they are so bad. Like, tie up your sisters and give them to a pedophile ring because they annoyed you bad. There is worst I am imagining. So the Powerpunk Girls have no real leader though based on the personality profiles, Brat is most likely to come up with ideas and solutions if needed. And is the only one skilled enough in manipulation to convince her sisters to follow along with them.
Now it would seem that having them based on Hate rather then love breaks my own interpretation of the Powerpunk Girls not being the opposite of the Powerpuff Girls, but my interpretation of Hate and Love is that they aren't opposites instead apathy is the opposite of both. Hate is the dark side of love.
You see the way I see it is that you cannot hate without love and if you love then you cannot protect yourself from hate.
The reasons are thus, to love and hate are both passions and the first leads to jealousy. Jealousy is simply the desire to keep and protect the object loved and to fear that which threatens it. And fear leads to hatred for when the object loved is threatened fear would sacrifice the object loved and so it is not an option and instead hatred of that which is feared is the inevitable consequence.
And to spark the passion of hate is impossible without the aformentioned fear for love because no other reason is strong enough to lead to such a powerful emotion. Whether it be love of life, love of country or any other love. Love is required for hatred.
Most hate crimes aren't born out of the emotion hate but rather a number of other causes. Such as arrogance and pride.
As for the individual Punks.
First Berserk. She doesn't care care about what anyone else but herself. This reflects Blossom's tendency to be self-centered and the way she discludes her sisters.
Blossom is vain, extremely vain, but this vanity is born out of a desire to appear as perfect as she can especially towards the Professor. She feels guilt whenever she is anything less then perfect which she knows is what the Professor expects of her and her sisters. The purpose of their creation. And has made Blossom feel extremely insecure about herself. Berserk instead of wanting to be perfect, is, as far as she is concerned, already perfect. Better then everyone else. She feels no duty to be at her best or appear so. However she still feels a great amount of misery and self-loathing that reflects Blossom's insecurities. This is why she puts no effort in her appearance and has such slothful apathic tendencies. She feels she is better then everyone else, but is still miserable and hates herself for it.
In addition, some minor chauvinistic tendencies Blossom has, seemly born mostly out of a belief in ancestral male debt. (The belief that the humankind's history of being a male dominated society and of female oppression has left a debt upon all male descendants to make up for.) has imbued Berserk with far more extreme beliefs, though not sexist, instead its combined with the Blossom's disdain and annoyance with others to fill Berserk with full blown hatred towards anything and everything. In fact the only thing that keeps her going is the fact she hates everyone else more then she hates herself.
When Berserk does do something she does it in a very complicated overkillish way with little to no temperance in her actions. Like if a fly is buzzing around her ear she might grab it, crush it, then throw it at a gas station, detonating the gas station incinerating the fly and everyone else around it, then fanning the flames with a super breath to cause a roaring inferno. All while cussing the fly out. This reflects a combination of Blossom desire to just shout 'Screw it' whenever she comes up to an annoying and difficult issue and to just 'go Berserk and let it work' as well as Blossom's tendency to either overcomplicate her plans or not plan at all and just do trial and error until something works.
Now For Brat. Bubbles struggles with some emotional instability. She doesn't just wear her emotions on her sleeve, she has little to no control over her emotions at all. This has manifested itself in Brat as criminal insanity and extremely psychotic behavior.
Bubbles has also grown a well bratty attitude in the later seasons of the Powerpuff Girls, mouthing off, sarcasm, sardonic speech and Brat shares this, though in a far more extreme, unfettered by goodness way.
Bubbles also has a vindictive streak that manifests itself periodically, a little revenge here and there. Brat has that as well, when Brat feels slighted she goes out if her way to destroy you, mentally and emotionally first. She'll destroy whatever you love and leave you to rot in your own despair and hatred. And she shares Bubble's creative spirit so she gets quite imaginative with her vengeance.
Bubbles also likes to use her cuteness to manipulate others. Brat does the same and in an evil way that a little girl really shouldn't be doing as well as anything else she can to manipulate others with her words, actions and body.
Bubbles also tends to be naive, trusting and allows her emotions to make her choices for her. Often only to have that bite her in the ass. Brat however embodies the drawback of Bubbles naivety not the naivety itself. She seeks to use the emotions and trust of others to her advantage. She doesn't give trust and views emotions as merely something others have she can use to manipulate.
Buttercup has a very strong streak of Power Hungriness. She loves the feel of power. She likes fighting, bu thats okay, not a fault so not something Brute shares very strongly. But more then fighting Buttercup loves to dominate her enemies, to defeat, to massacre them. She enjoys the rush of power she gets as she pummels a hopelessly outmatched foe. The same feeling of power is also one of the reasons she has a weakness towards greed. So Brute not only has a love of money and power but she enjoys using her power. She loves torturing helpless victims, their screams give her chills and pleasure as they prove her power. To watch her victims cry and scream and beg helpless before her is the greatest thing she knows.
Buttercup enjoys feeling the grime from battle as it reminds of the feeling of power she had in the fight, likewise Brute loves sensations that remind her of the suffering of her victims. She bathes far more then Buttercup because grime would merely get in the way of the smell and feel of the blood of her victims.
Buttercup however still is good and because she does walk a line she has a much better understanding of what is 'right' and 'wrong' then her sisters. And has gotten really good at using her understanding of right and wrong to make excuses when she goes a little too far. Brute also has this understanding, in fact out of the punks she has the most knowledge of philosophy. She likes to use it when tormenting her victims to cause them even more pain and anguish then straight torture would bring.
Buttercup also has a short fuse but this is really more relating to Buttercup's love of the feel of power. Anger is addictive and it feels good to be angry. To lose control is just invigorating, though she feels guilty about it and eventually learns to keep herself under control. Brute has no inhibitions but she still has the control over her anger. She uses this control to summon her anger whenever she feels its convenient.
So in general conversation she has a habit of seeming the most put together and pithy of the punks. So while her sisters are screaming at the Professor for being in their room she just raises her nose and says, "Its rude."
As an exercise I decided to replace the lyrics of the Powerpunk Girls end theme to really be about the Powerpunk Girls. Exercises like this are useful for strengthening their characters in my mind making it easier to write them. I also did my best to keep the lines in Metre and I think I succeeded.
And since I did it, I might as well post it.
Berserk! She's an Evil Goddess!
Brat! She'll kill your whole family.
Brute! She just wants to hear your screams.
Powerpunks will rule the Day!
Trying to destroy our world,
Oh no we're out of time!
The Powerpunk Girls!
Trying to destroy our world,
Oh no we're out of time!
The Powerpunk Girls!
Brat is! Crazier then Fuzzy Lumpkins!
Brute! More repulsive then Roach Coach!
Berzerk! Certainly more evil then Mojo Jojo!
There is no hope for this town!
Berserk's two lines are in regards first to her own arrogance, her belief that she is better then anyone else, a reflection of Blossom's similar opinion. The main difference is where Blossom believes she 'NEEDS' to be perfect in order to fulfill the purpose of her creation. And works towards that goal, Berserk basically doesn't care, she knows she is better then everyone else, so fuck you. And she is evil, Blossom of the Puffs manages to do the most evil,, so Berserk is more evil then the rest of her sisters as well.
Brats lines firstly deal with her spiteful nature. Bubbles does have a vindictive streak, Buttercup annoys her with boasting, Bubbles will attack Buttercup. Bubbles also gets sarcastic and sardonic when she is annoyed or slighted. The second has to do with the way Bubbles seems to be unstable, if she gets mad enough. She loses her mind and even when not mad she just isn't all there. So where bubbles can get a little vindictive when annoyed and maybe punch you or call you a name, Brat will go the extra mile and murder your whole family, probably in front of you. Or maybe she'll just leave a sack with their heads in your bed for you to wake up to.
Brute's first line deals with the way Buttercup goes on a power trip whenever she gets in a fight. She doesn't seem to really enjoy the fights just for their own sake, but its more the feeling of power she gets while destroying her enemies. Thats why she always goes too far, over kills, boasts about it, and why in her free time she likes to feed knuckle sandwiches to the inmates. Its all a matter of power. Take away her conscience and and that power tripping goes the next level. It becomes rape, non-sexual rape. Torture, manipulation. Taking pleasure in the absolute power she holds over her victims, their lives in her hands. To make them suffer, to watch them scream, plead and beg and know that there is nothing they can do. They are helpless before her. And the second well... I had trouble with that line. The dirty feeling she was enjoying was simply more power tripping as she savors the sensation, reminding her of the battle. Brute would more enjoy the feeling of blood, its taste and smell as it reminds her of her victims. She probably would be more willing to wash up, at least in the shower as body odor just gets in the way of the sensations she really wants.
Postscript: Oh one more thing when building them I used the same method used to build the Powerpuff Girls as well.
When developing the Powerpuff Girls' personalities Craig decided to make Buttercup really tough and a little sweet, Bubbles really sweet and a little tough and Blossom a mixture of the two. (Says so in the interview)
The two dark antonyms of sweet and toughness is brattiness and brutality. (Brutality is a connotative antonym of Tough not literal the literal antonym of tough would be soft. A Pushover. That doesn't work when creating a villain so that just leaves brutality.)
So Brat would be the one with the most... yeah I think its pretty self-explanatory.