She is an out-going and adventure-loving tadpole. She loves adventure, monsters, and fun. Although she is young, she has the heart of an adventurer. She is mysterious, explosive, and unpredictable.
She likes to attack stuff using either her flail and her rolling pin she named "Doris".
Polly resembles a real-life tadpole, except she has arms instead of legs. She has tyrian purple skin and wears a yellow bow with light yellow polka dots.
She moves in a wooden bucket filled with water and held together by a cylindrical steel frame. It has seen a fair amount of use apparent in its worn appearance.
- Strength: Despite her small size, Polly possess incredible strength.
- Expert Loogie Spitter: As seen in "Girl Time", Polly displays excellent loogie-spitting skills and can spit much farther than Hop Pop and Sprig.
- Super Sonic Singing: As seen in "Fiddle Me This", Polly apparently has the ability to sing at such a frequency that it can disrupt things.
- Vocal mimicry: She has a talent to perfectly imitate other voices.
Role in the series
Polly, for the most part, remains relatively unchanged throughout the series. She acts as something of an x factor in Anne and the Plantars' misadventures. One minor recurring plot thread is her wanting to eventually grow legs of her own. There is some support for this in "Marcy at the Gates" where Marcy informs Polly that she will most likely receive them in two months time; news that excites her so much that she demands to have it in writing.
Most of the conflict that happens with her is due to external problems, such as when she became self conscious about Anne's view of her in "Girl Time", which resulted in her briefly doubting her abilities. She also felt underappreciated in "Truck Stop Polly" when her family called her out on being so obtrusive. In both cases, she apologizes for any problems she caused while also forgiving them for not being considerate with her due to her youth.
Polly looks at Anne as a surrogate sister. Just like everyone else, she started off slightly put off by her appearance and demeanor, but slowly began to accept her. She can be belittling of Anne at certain times and questioning of her interests, but she still cares for her well being. Polly is shown to care about how Anne views her and was hurt when she insulted her in "Girl Time". It seems that Polly might be slightly envious of Anne because of her height and talents. They share a good bond with one another. Just like the citizens of Wartwood, Polly looks to Anne for protection against the dangers of the world.
Polly and Sprig have a typical sibling rivalry. Polly feels that she is better at handling situations than her older brother, which she can be correct about half the time. However, Polly really does look up to Sprig and appreciates his supportive influence. While she can be a handful for him, she cares about his well being and sometimes acts as Sprig's confidant; giving him advice, though she can sometimes purposefully misdirect him for her own amusement.
Polly loves her grandfather, but can sometimes feel stifled by him. While she is well aware that she is trying to protect her, she wants to prove that she can be independent from him and perform important tasks on her own. Being the only parental figure that she has, it is possible that she is trying to impress him. Polly and Hop Pop maintain a very healthy relationship even when things get too tense.
- Oddly enough, she seems content to have people not like her as revealed in "Cracking Mrs. Croaker".
- Her name is fitting is she is a technically a pollywog.
- While sometimes Polly is seen in a small bucket of water, often times she will travel around without it.
- Ironically, despite being Sprig's younger sister, Polly's voice actress, Amanda Leighton, is much older than Sprig's voice actor, Justin Felbinger - older by almost 9 years.
- While Polly is shown lounging in a bucket of water, she is capable of hopping on land. While most tadpoles remain aquatic, there are a some that are semi-terrestrial, such as Beddome's Frog and Thoropa miliaris, and full terrestrial, such as Indirana semipalmata and Adenomera andreae. This would mean that Polly, and possibly by extension Sprig and Hop Pop, are semi-terrestrial.
- Through the series, Polly is shown to have a great like for candies. In the episode "Anne or Beast?", when Hop Pop sees her after eating candies, she exclaims to him "I don't have a candy problem! You have a candy problem!", implying that her like for candies is due to sugar addiction.
- While Polly does not appear in the Amphbiland animated slize reel, creator Matt Braly confirmed that she was indeed on the pilot.
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