In her childhood, Chi-Chi was a shy, sweet girl, and had much of her father's kind disposition despite the rumors of the man's brutality and fearsome nature. In the original Japanese version of the anime, as well as both the Japanese manga and the Viz translation, Chi-Chi speaks with a notable hick accent, despite her well-off upbringing. As an adult, Chi-Chi's personality changed entirely. Her shy demeanor had vanished entirely, and she had become far more spunky and aggressive. She is frequently portrayed as a brash, nagging woman, but well meaning, worrying over her son despite his ability to take care of himself.