|“||This is no mere slide! We three are members of an elite society of extremely young women, led by I, Miss Clemelia Bloodsworth! You may not enter.||”|
—Clemilia Bloodsworth, Time's Arrow
Clemelia Bloodsworth is a minor character in BoJack Horseman, Season 4.
She is seen in flashbacks in “Time’s Arrow” and is shown as a childhood bully and adult rival to a younger Beatrice Horseman.
Not much is known about Clemilia’s background, other than she, like Beatrice, was from a very wealthy and high status family, presumably more so than the Sugarmans.
Most notably, she was a school bully to Beatrice Horseman. She had a “gaggle” made up of her and two twin Asian girls.
Time's Arrow introduces her by showing an incident where she, accompanied the two Asian girls, refuses to let Beatrice go down a slide, saying it is an elite society for extremely young women, and says she is the leader. They also mercilessly taunt her about her weight to which Beatrice protests she is just growing. When Beatrice still tries to climb up, the girls start stomping on her fingers, and Clemilia bites her with her beak, which leads to Beatrice falling down and crying afterwards.
Their tauntings about her weight, and her father somewhat agreeing, leads Beatrice to take weight loss pills to stay skinny as a young adult, which eventually leads to her as a dementia stricken old woman to secretly put weight loss pills in Hollyhock‘s coffee.
Later, we see her as a young adult at Beatrice's debutante ball in June of 1963, accompanied by a human male. They are both condescending towards each other, with Clemilia saying Beatrice’s debuting is “better late than never”. Beatrice says she’s only doing it for her father’s backwards views on women, and she thinks debutantes are “self serving, garish wastes of money”. Her own debutante ball was allegedly more extravagant then Beatrice's. After Beatrice tells Clemilia her ball was probably just as horrendous, she coughs and spits out her champagne in shock, finding Beatrice's comments repugnant.
Clemelia is a goose with a long neck, white feathers, and an orange beak. She is first seen, as a child, in a school uniform of a green button down cardigan, and white collar peaking out, plaid red skirt, white socks, and black dress shoes.
Later, as a young adult at Beatrice’s debutante party, she is seen in a white strapless Debutante ball gown with a green silk sash and shawl and a double strand of pearls around her neck and white high heeled pumps. She also wears light purple eyeshadow and has a beauty mark under her left eye.
Clemilia is very spoiled and vain. As a child, she seems to enjoy bullying others who do not meet her standards, such as Beatrice Sugarman, who she and her two friends call her fat and push off a slide in one incident.
She takes pride in being elite and wealthy, putting down others who are not part of her rich society and lifestyle, going as far to not allow anyone but her and her two friends in her gaggle to use the slide at recess, claiming it was an elite society for extremely young women.
- Her Surname Bloodsworth appears to be a symbol for wealth, greed, and elitism.
- Her exaggerated neck, and her being a goose, may also be another symbol for this.
- She appears to be very intelligent and has a large vocabulary even as a child.
- An example is telling young Beatrice while making fun of her weight "Even your lungs expostulate as they struggle to expel your ample corpulence".
- One of the twins translates this into "She's saying you're lungs think your fat too."
- It is unclear as to whether she stayed friends with the twins as a young adult as they are never shown or mentioned again in the rest of the episode Time's Arrow, their only appearance.