This article is about the character. For the ship, see Mary Ann (ship).
Creation and development in Thimble Theatre
Orphan Mary Ann
While out for a joyful stroll, Popeye came across the little orphan Mary Ann who was crying near some flowers. After she explained her predicament, Popeye decided to help her find a mother of her own. While Popeye went out to look for a good home, Wimpy was placed in charge of the child and the two somewhat bonded over the fact that neither had mothers. Eventually, an intimidating man appeared seeking to take Mary Ann, but Popeye was able to easily thwart the dastardly villain and find a home for Mary Ann.