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Grandolyn Edna May
Name Grandolyn Edna May
A/K/A Granny May
Gender Female
Age 75
Occupation Super Villain
Alignment Evil (Occasionally Neutral)
Homeland Fair City
Race Human
Friends Occasionally other villains
Family *Great Granny May (Mother)
Abilities Indestructible Yarn, Petrified Purse Mints, blue Hair-Dye Splatter (Shown once) Granny Perfume
Voice Actor Cree Summer

Grandolyn Edna May[1] is one of the main antagonists of the WordGirl series that uses the alias Granny May when committing crimes. She is voiced by Cree Summer. She poses as a sweet, hard hearing old lady, but really is a master thief. Everyone but WordGirl is usually fooled by this charade most of the time. The devious granny once even managed to turn the entire city against WordGirl until the heroine was able to expose her as a liar ("Down with Word Up").



Her main weapon of choice is her knitting needles that she keeps in her hair. These shoot out nearly unbreakable purple yarn that she can will into binding someone in place, grabbing things from a distance (in a whip-like fashion) to expand in a make-shift trampoline.

She is also equipped with a perfume strong enough to render anyone weak and helpless, along with blinding stale purse mints.

Most notably, Granny May possesses a large cutting-edge steel suit of armor with a jet pack which she activates by touching her pearl necklace. With it, she’s a lot faster with a heavy defense. It is equipped with an air conditioning feature that she uses in Heat Wave, Crime Wave to move around in sweltering-hot days. It only limits itself when it needs to be refilled with fuel.


She has her large but timid grandson Eugene May who used to held help her commit crimes, but he no longer does thanks to Violet's efforts to befriend the shy boy.

Granny May's mother is, surprisingly, still alive, as is shown in the episode "Great Granny May." Her mother does not approve of her daughter's criminal escapades, but she is genuinely hearing-impaired and not quite as alert, so when Granny May was put into house arrest with her mother, Granny May managed to escape while her mom was out. It is revealed in the episode "Granny's Book Club" that she is 75 years old, as all villains were required to retire at that age unless they could capture WordGirl. She wears her hair in a bun.




  1. In Great Granny May (episode), Grandolyn's mother Great Granny May (character) uses her full name when scolding her