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Numbuh Three

Numbuh 3
First appearance No P in the OOL
Created by Tom Warburton
Portrayed by Lauren Tom
Gaby Ugarte - Spanish
Christiane Monteiro - Brazilian
Nickname(s) "The Flirt"; "The Girly Girl"
Species Human
Gender Female
Age 10
Occupation fourth-grade student, KND operative
Title diversonary tactics expert of Sector V
Family Mushi Sanban (younger sister)
Kani and Genki Sanban (parents)
Children grandmother of Sally Sanban (Operation: F.U.T.U.R.E.)

Kuki Sanban[1], codenamed Numbuh Three or Numbuh 3 is a fictional character in Codename: Kids Next Door. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links Numbuh_Three. ... Here it is! The very first episode aired of the Cartoon Network animated series Codename: Kids Next Door. ... Tom Warburton is a really cool guy who invented Codename:Kids Next Door! YOU ROCK MR.WARBURTON!!!!!!! ... Lauren Tom (born August 4, 1961) is an American actress and voice actress. ... Sector V is the main group of kids from the Cartoon Network series Codename: Kids Next Door. ... Mushi Sanban is Numbah Threes little sister. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... The Codename: Kids Next Door logo. ...



The youngest member of Sector V, Numbuh Three has an extremely short attention span except when she is enjoying the things she loves. Numbuh 3 is also very sweet, treating not only her teammates, but all the KND's foes, like friends, even while fighting them. Attention span is the amount of time a person can concentrate on a single activity. ...

Though seemingly oblivious to danger and the severity of some of the situations she's put in, Numbuh 3 is quite adept at taking care of herself, and can be downright frightening to others when angry or when the things she loves are threatened.

Numbuh 3 can tell what someone's true intentions are when no one else can, and occasionally makes factual observations in a Zen-like manner. Her outlook and attitude seem to be popular with the boys, as Numbuh 30c, King Sandy, and The Kid have all taken an interest in her at one time or the other, much to Numbuh Four's jealousy. Numbuh 3 is usaully shown to have her sleeves too long and keeps her hands in the arms.It looks like she doesn't care if it gets in the way. Jealousy typically refers to the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that occur when a person believes a valued relationship is being threatened by a rival. ...


Although her role in the team is listed as "diversionary tactics", she is also portrayed in a medical capacity, donning a light blue nurse's uniform and attending to the other kids' injuries. She also is the caregiver to the hamsters that power the treehouse. She has been the leader of Sector V, but only for a brief time.


Numbuh 3 is obsessed with flowers, things considered "cute," (e.g. butterflies) and plush toys, especially Rainbow Monkeys. She has stated that her love for Rainbow Monkeys is so strong, she can sniff them with both her nose and heart. There are implications that she may like Numbuh 4 throughout the series.


She has shown to possess some skill in piloting planes, even slipping into aeronautic lingo.


She was briefly seen as a teenager where she wears a high ponytail and seems to be the tallest teen. Unlike most of her teammates-turned-teens, it seems that she won't have to undergo the more awkward side-effects of adolescence, such as braces and pimples--at least not to the others' extent.

In the future, Numbuh Three has a granddaughter, Sally, who looks and acts very much like her.

In an alternate future, Numbuh 3 looked and acted exactly like her mother; Numbuh 1 even pointed this out during the credits. She was Numbuh 1 (as adult President of the United States: President Uno)'s most trusted financial advisor.


She has a rabbit mech called "H.I.P.P.I.E.-H.O.P.". Although she normally pilots the mech, it does have some automatic functioning as well, and seems to be able to talk to her via her wristwatch communicator. In all of its appearances as of late season 5, the mech was totally destroyed almost every time when used. As a running joke, the destruction of the mech results in her ejecting from it through its ejector seat with her parachute opening when she already has fallen onto the ground. For the fictional robot, see Mecha. ... US Air Force F-15 Eagle ejection seat test using a mannequin. ...


Although she has a short attention span and is usually absent-minded, she can be very sensitive towards certain actions or comments from other people usually those whom she has for friends, namely Numbuh Four's. Yet, despite his obvious crush on Numbuh 3, he still continuously manages to upset her more than the others by insulting the things she believes in or Rainbow Monkeys. Out of all of her fears, her biggest is an evil Rainbow Monkey who can't be turned good.


She wears a green sweater which has to big sleeves that hang over her hands, black legging pants, and black-and-white sneakers. She is japanese. She has long black hair and bangs.


She displays the worst of temperaments when really upset, to the point of acting as a completely different person. Her personality duality has been triggered more than once, even for the slightest of causes.

Numbuh 3 can become extremely angered at times, something she possibly inherits from her family (most likely from her father). She seems to "snap", as she is either happy-go-lucky or furious, sometimes to the point of even growling.


Numbuh 1

Numbuh 1 lacks patience with Numbuh 3.

Numbuh 2

Although Numbuh 2 is also rather short on temper regarding Kuki's absent-mindedness, he has come to bond with her through their parental responsibilities regarding Bradley the Skunk, whom they adopted from a camp, and have worked together numerous times.

Numbuh 4

Numbah 4 has a crush on Numbuh 3 but is having a hard time telling her and she could like him.

Numbuh 5

Numbuh 5 is the only member of Sector V who is patient to Numbuh 3. Numbuh 3 is seen most around her and Numbuh 4. As the other girl from the sector, both are seen many times together, usually 5 consoling 3.

Numbuh 6

She "loves" Bradley/Numbuh 6, caring for him deeply like a son. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into List of Kids Next Door operatives. ...

Love life

Numbuh Four

It is known that Numbuh Four has a crush on Numbuh Three and she has shown hints of her own like in Operation: N.A.U.G.H.T.Y. at the end. She puts the french fries that Numbuh Four gave her on a little shrine and blushed.

In Operation: I.N.T.E.R.V.I.E.W.S., there are rumors that she and the Kid would make poor Numbuh Four jealous again. Then, she would have to apoligize and might as well confess to make it all better.

Evidently, boys find her personality very appealing, because she is typically the most romantically involved charcter on the show. She has had romantic relations with King Sandy, the kid, Numbuh four, and numbuh 30 C so far.


Numbuh 3's family consists of her irritable father, Kani, her serious mother, Genki, and her jealous five-year-old sister, [Mushi]. Jealousy typically refers to the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that occur when a person believes a valued relationship is being threatened by a rival. ...

Her mother works for the same accounting firm as Numbuh 4's father and Numbuh 2's mother, although she has a much higher position and acts heavily serious. Her father acts just as serious, but tends to be more critical of Numbuh 3's actions. He also has a tendency to break into tears the same way Numbuh 3 does.


She is of Japanese descent and born in Japan, but her family emigrated to the U.S.A. when she was very young.

Episodes starring Numbuh Three

Numbuh 3 stars in almost every episode. This list only includes ones that don't star others; where she is absolutely crucial to the plot.

  • Operation: R.A.I.N.B.O.W.S.
  • Operation: F.A.S.T.-F.O.O.D.
  • Operation: B.E.A.C.H.
  • Operation: K.A.S.T.L.E.
  • Operation: L.O.V.E.
  • Operation: H.O.M.E.
  • Operation: S.I.X.
  • Operation: C.R.I.M.E.
  • Operation: P.L.A.N.E.T.
  • Operation: G.H.O.S.T.
  • Operation: T.R.I.P.

Operation: Z.E.R.O.

In the movie, Numbuh 3 volunteers to go to Sector V's treehouse with Numbuh 4 to pick up Numbuh 2's device so he can remodel the birthday suits. They encounter several Senior Citizombies there, and she is turned into a Senior Citizombie.


  • Character Type: Protagonist Operative.
  • Appearance: Thin, long black hair, oversized green sweater, thin black pants.
  • Age: 10
  • Real Name: Kuki Sanban.
  • Alias: "The Nice One" or "The Flirt"
  • Intelligence: Slightly Below Average (really absent-minded).
  • Speed: Pretty Fast/Slow, Ability to give life to imanimate objects
  • Power/Abilities: Slightly Above Average. Very high when angry.
  • Weapons: T.H.U.M.P.E.R., H.I.P.P.I.E.-H.O.P. others.
  • Friends: All KND members, The Kid.
  • Enemies/Rivals: The DCFDTL, Father, Knightbrace, Chester, Mr. Mogul and Simon, Mr. Boss, the Crazy Old Cat Lady, King Sandy, The ITFBTM, Emperor Dave, Nurse Claiborne.
  • Close Relatives: Mushi Sanban (sister), Kani and Genki Sanban (father and mother).
  • Occupation in Sector V: Medical specialist of Sector V.
  • Voice Actress: Lauren Tom.
  • Nationality: Japanese.
  • Right handed (F.O.U.N.T.A.I.N.)

Lauren Tom (born August 4, 1961) is an American actress and voice actress. ...


  • Numbuh Three appeared in Billy & Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure as the replacement Grim Reaper on a six week trial, an ironically suitable fit, considering the darker side of her personality. Her role in the movie is also a nod to "The Grim Adventures of KND" crossover. Grim hints at her assignment when he asks "who you gonna get to replace me? The Kids Next Door?"

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Notes and references

  1. ^ As the name suggests, and seen in the episode Operation: T.R.I.P., this character described "came from Japan". However, the entire series and its related franchises does not gives any hints how to spell Kuki's name in Japanese, although the surname Sanban is came from the Japanese word 三番 ( sanban?), meaning "number three". The Japanese dub of the series spells Kuki's name as クキ・サンバン ( Kukki sanban?). (KND ハチャメチャ大作戦. Cartoon Network (Japan Entertainment Network K.K.). Retrieved on 2007-06-13.)

  Results from FactBites:
User:Negative Numbuh 282/Stories - KND Code Module - A Wikia wiki (4301 words)
Numbuh 3 cleans mustard off her hands, revealing her as the one to have thrown the weapon, a M.A.R.B.L.E. Larry calls for his bodyguards, the Grade Point Average Army (GPAA for short), but Numbuh 4 drags them in to show that they have been knocked unconscious.
Numbuh 86 rushes in, saying she was on her way to Math class when she heard the noise, but she then notices the unconscious villains.
Numbuh 4 stumbles upon a hidden lever (a tree branch stuck in the ground) which opens the bolted-shut door of the Dojo, allowing the KND to enter.
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