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Due to the fact this is a [[LongRunners long running show]], this character list does contain unmarked spoilers for the entire series, so please tread lightly or not at all.

For simplicity's sake, ''Degrassi: Next Class'' will be referred as a continuation and not it's own series. Seasons will be listed by the production order; ''Next Class'' seasons 1 and 2 are season 15, seasons 3 and 4 are season 16, so on and so forth.

!!As of January 2016, this page contains marked spoilers for seasons 15 and unmarked spoilers for season 14. Read at your own risk.

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[[folder:Frankie Hollingsworth]]

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'''Francesca "Frankie" Hollingsworth'''\\
[-Played by Sara Waisglass (Season 13- )-]

->''"Mom, it's so unfair. I'm expected to be a saint and my brothers get away with murder!"''

Frankie is Miles's younger sister, and twin sister to Hunter. Unlike Miles, Frankie gets along with her father and unlike Hunter, Frankie is friendly and cheerful. Despite her popular girl status and preppy fashion sense, Frankie is also into comics and into geeky guys like Winston, whom she ends up dating. In season 14, Frankie wanted to shed her little girl image and comes at odds with Zoe Rivas, the head of the Power Cheer team during the nude pictures scheme/scandal. After the scandal ends, Frankie and Winston's relationship is rocked by infidelity on both parts and Winston later dumps Frankie.

In ''Next Class'', Frankie is depressed after being dumped by Winston but she possibly has another boy in her sights. She's also doing well on the volleyball team, but after a prank goes horribly wrong, Frankie is left with the difficult choice of angering her friends or admitting the unthinkable.
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* AbusiveParents: Shut her father out of her life at the end of the first half of Season 14 due to his abuse of Miles, only for them to reunite in the second half of the season, with conditions.
* TheCheerleader: Albeit briefly, as Zoë forced her off the team.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Winston in season 13/14 before he dumps her.
* TheCutie: Frankie is a total sweetheart and friendly and kind to everyone. She only retaliates when pushed.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: [[spoiler: Shay and Lola thought her blonde streaks were a cry for help while she was dealing with her breakup with Winston.]]
* FragileFlower: Being denied a spot in the Degrassi modeling showcase sets off all her self-doubts, to the point where she considers plastic surgery to look better.
** [[spoiler: In ''Next Class'' season 2, the accusations of her being racist really get under her skin to the point where she wants to run away to not dealing with the fallout]].
* FreudianTrio: Between both Shay and Lola, Frankie takes TheKirk position mostly.
* GeekyTurnOn: Winston's geekiness was what attracted her to him, ever since she was a little girl.
* TheHeart: Frankie has (so far) has not been outwardly mean towards anyone. She's the first one of the Power Cheer squad who was friendly towards the geeky Arlene, usually mediates conflicts in at home and at school, and is the OnlySaneWoman in her family. She brought up the morality of Degrassi Nudes and could only do one topless picture before she felt dirty.
* HiddenDepths: Frankie is a comic book geek.
* InnocentBigot: [[spoiler: After being pranked by the volleyball team from Northern Tech (nicknamed "The Zoo"); Frankie initiates a prank against the team by drawing them as animals, particularly monkeys. [[UnfortunateImplications Northern Tech and the volleyball team are completely comprised of mostly black and Latino students in a low-income area]]. Frankie doesn't really make the situation better, at first by making insincere apologies.]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: [[spoiler: Frankie was more concerned about people thinking she was racist than actually apologizing to Northern Tech for her misguided prank.]]
* MyGirlIsNotASlut: Mrs. Hollingsworth treats Frankie different than her brothers when it comes to relationships, and even notes the DoubleStandard, stating that her brothers can't get pregnant.
* NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization: Frankie stops short of saying that Zoë deserved to be raped, but says that she enjoys male attention so much with Keisha chiming in on her behavior at the party.
* OnlySaneWoman: It's becoming quite clear that Frankie is the only person in her family that isn't a mess, and also she was the only person skeptical of Zoë's Oomphchat scheme.
* ParentalFavoritism: Frankie and her twin brother are liked much more than her brother Miles by their father, mainly because they don't make trouble.
* PolarOppositeTwins: With Hunter; Frankie is a lot more outgoing and friendly but insecure with what people think of her.
* ShamedByAMob: [[spoiler: As Frankie keeps making non-apologies for her prank, she draws more and more ire until she's shamed at the Degrassi 60th anniversary gala by a protest for Tiny's suspension.]]
* ShesAllGrownUp: Chewy had this reaction seeing her in a bikini, as he always thought of her as Miles's bratty little sister.
* SpoiledSweet: Frankie isn't at all mean or catty or an AlphaBitch, despite her wealthy parents.
* ThoseTwoGirls: She's was seen with Keisha as part of Zoë's GirlPosse, and that's pretty much it for the majority of season 13.
* YouNeedToGetLaid: Her friends pretty much have this attitude with her after Winston dumps her and she's moping throughout Next Class season one.
* YourCheatingHeart: During ''"Don't Look Back"'', she starts to feel attracted to one of her co-interns, despite being in a relationship with Winston. It doesn't go anywhere physically, and when it's revealed Logan is scum, she drops her feelings for him but Winston is still hurt.

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[[folder: Hunter Hollingsworth]]

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'''Hunter Hollingsworth'''\\
[-Played by Spencer [=MacPherson=] (Season 13- )-]

->''[[Myth/ClassicalMythology "You know that story about that guy who has to roll that same boulder up the hill everyday?]]...That's how I feel. Everyday is this huge struggle...and even when I do get it to the top like when I got the gaming team...it just rolls back down again, crushing me."''

Hunter is Frankie's twin brother and Miles's younger brother. Like his sister, he goes along with his father's well-oiled campaign machine. Unlike his sister, Hunter is a stark loner and a generally creepy teenager. A lot of the student body is unnerved by him, but Hunter is equally upset with their bullying behavior. He is a gamer, and in ''Next Class'' he leads a gaming club in with his friends in order to get out of intramural sports. But when his new club starts to encounter criticism due to sexist content, Hunter's anger leads him down a dark path to those who stand in the way of the club.
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* AbusiveParents: Was almost hit in the face with a mug thrown by his father.
* AlliterativeName: Much like the girl he was "seeing" online, Becky Baker.
* DrivenToSuicide[=/=]InterruptedSuicide: [[spoiler: Saved just in time by his older brother at the end of the Next Class season one finale. It's probably the first time anyone has ever taken his emotional well-being seriously.]]
* FakeGuestStar: He is only seen a few times in season 13, but he has a pretty big connection to two main cast members, namely he's their ''brother''.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: With the gaming club, he's the phlegmatic one; and it shows through after his angry episodes when he was trying to impresse Arlene and later, Yael.
* HairTriggerTemper: Hunter is ''easily'' set off; he's quick to insult anyone who makes him angry which combined with his lack of social skills makes seem creepier. [[spoiler: He makes a racist comment to Goldi (a Muslim girl) trying to defend his gaming club and then destroys computer equipment in a rage afterwards. After being exposed as the troll harassing Maya, his anger drives him to take his father's gun to the winter dance to take revenge on those who crossed him. Thankfully Miles talked him down.]]
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: [[spoiler: Hunter ''hates'' bullies and the Feminist Club criticizing his gaming club. After the gaming club gets shut down, he becomes a bully online to harass Maya.]]
* JerkassHasAPoint: [[spoiler: Hunter had a decent counter-argument against the Feminist Club's criticism against the gaming club but his anger took over and he ended up making a racist comment at Goldi. And again when he said girls don't play games.]]
* LonersAreFreaks: Hunter displays some seriously concerning behavior, and everyone takes his introversion as creepy. He didn't even want to celebrate his own birthday and just let Frankie have a lavish party instead.
* TheInternetIsForPorn: His avatar and Becky's avatar have cybersex.
* NoSocialSkills: As part of his introversion, he can get very intense and angry.
* ParentalFavoritism: He and Frankie are more liked by their father than poor Miles.
* PolarOppositeTwins: With Frankie; Hunter is a loner and more guarded and doesn't seem to care what others think outside of being bullied.
* ShadowArchetype: For Miles; [[spoiler: as Miles starts to get his life on track, Hunter starts to show his instability and hatred towards everyone, echoing what Miles was going through bingeing on medication and dealing with his father and Esme.]]
* {{Troll}}: [[spoiler: Initiated the online harassment against Maya and even [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swatting swatted]] Maya.]]
* TroubledButCute: Just seeing the way he interacts with Becky after she breaks up with... his avatar, it's pretty obvious that he may be just as emotionally damaged as his brother Miles, if not more so.
* UnstoppableRage: [[spoiler: Hunter is placed in a mental facility for a psychiatric hold after he crashes Miles's car on purpose and then Miles comes clean to his mother about Hunter bringing a gun to school. He lashes out uncontrollably before coming to term with his anger. He is eventually diagnosed with depression (which manifests as anger) and thought to have [[http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/oppositional-defiant-disorder/basics/definition/con-20024559 oppositional defiant disorder.]]]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler: In the first season's finale of Next Class, Hunter finally loses all control and brings a gun to a school dance. Luckily, the situation was handled safely before anyone could get hurt.]]
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[[folder:Lola Pacini]]
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'''Lola Pacini'''\\
[-Played by Amanda Arcuri (Season 14- )-]

->''"You want people to think you're the funny one...just like Frankie's the smart one, Shay's the confident one, and I'm the dumb one. It's okay, it's just the way it is."''

Lola is introduced in season 14 as part of the Power Cheer squad, and she stood out with her pink-dyed hair. She also friends with both Frankie and Shay. Lola is bit of an airhead and she is very flighty but she's also courageous and spunky. Lola is also very social-media obsessed with vast knowledge on how to be popular online, trending topics and using it to her advantage, such as getting boys to buy her pizza.
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* ADateWithRosiePalms: [[spoiler: She never masturbated before and was curious, and in ''#[=ButThatsNoneOfMyBusiness=]'' she tried it out in the shower with her showerhead. She felt weird when she didn't reach orgasm, but a doctor tells her not to be ashamed and encourages her to explore her feelings and body. Which she does at the end of the episode.]]
* CannotKeepASecret: According to Shay. She was not trusted with Zoë's surprise party because of this. And she inadvertently blurts out that she and Winston kissed.
* TheCheerleader: Was part of Power Cheer.
* TheDitz: Oh yes. She even nicknamed her phone "Julio."
* FreudianTrio: Lola is a very emotive TheMcCoy with Shay and Lola.
* MissingMom: Lola's mother walked out on her and her father.
* NaiveEverygirl: Lola is boy-crazy and a social media addict, but also very innocent about boys and sexuality.
* PluckyGirl: Lola is optimistic and determined once she's motivated. [[spoiler: She staged a sit-in on the date of the Degrassi 60th anniversary gala when Tiny got suspended for fighting She almost quit when Tiny told her, but once she learned how zero-tolerance rules can be racist and sexist, she righteously got angry and amped up the protest and even got Principal Simpson to re-evaluate the rules.]]
* ThoseTwoGirls: Usually seen with Shay, and chiming in with a silly remark.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: With Shay, as she's the girly girl who loves pink things and dating.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Lola's hair is dyed pink. Her dog Fernando's fur is even dyed in such a way.

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[[folder:Shay Powers]]
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'''Shaylynn "Shay" Powers'''\\
[-Played by Reiya Downs (Season 14- )-]

->''"I can't afford to make any mistakes...your dad is the mayor! You can go to any school you want! You don't have to worry about scholarships, and about bursaries but I have one route! And I cannot mess it up!"''

Shay is introduced as being on the Power Cheer team along with her friends, Frankie and Lola. Shay is serious-minded and goal-driven. She's driven by success in sports and academics. She also has high standards for boys, even to the point where she tried to bag ''senior'' Mike Dallas. In ''Next Class'', she may have found a boy she liked in Tiny but she was insecure on how voluptuous she was to appeal to him, not to mention how his past dealings may mean he doesn't measure up to her standards. While dealing with her feelings for Tiny, she's also confronted with a more difficult situation as her friend ends up in a racist row.
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* ACupAngst: Not about her chest: Shay is insecure about her rear end, namely on how small it is. This is recurring body image problem with a lot of black and Latina girls and women.
* AcademicAthlete: Runs track and also was on Power Cheer and driven in her studies to where she's taking Grade 11 science as a sophomore.
* TheCheerleader: Part of Power Cheer.
* ConflictingLoyalty: [[spoiler: Shay was initially torn between supporting Frankie during the racist scandal or siding with the other team but as Frankie kept avoiding responsibilty, she eventually kicks Frankie off the team.]]
* {{Determinator}}: Shay strives to be the best academically and athletically in order to become successful. It's to the point where her own parents poke fun at her driven nature.
* DiscriminateAndSwitch: It looked like Shay was going to confront Frankie about her racist volleyball team prank initially [[spoiler: but then Shay said that she was jealous that she was rich and didn't have to work as hard. That all changes once Shay met with the captain of the opposite team and Shay realizes how wrong Frankie was.]]
* FreudianTrio: Shay is a earnest [[TheSpock Spock]] in her friendship with Frankie and Lola.
* GreenEyedEpiphany: [[spoiler: Shay decides not to go out with Tiny due to his past as a drug dealer. Lola has crushed on Tiny forever and asked Shay for her permission to date Tiny. Shay agrees but then realizes that she did like him and can't stand seeing Lola and Tiny together.]]
* RealLifeRelative: Shay's mother is portrayed by Reiya Downs's own mother, Elle Downs.
* SmittenTeenageGirl: She crushed on Dallas in season 14, someone who's four years older. She's also not afraid to act on it.
* ThoseTwoGirls: Usually seen with Lola, usually chiming in as the voice of reason.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: With Lola, as Shay is an athlete and not really into girly things.

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[[folder: Baaz Nahir]]
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'''Baaz Nahir'''\\
[-Played by Amir Bageria (Season 15- )-]

->''"You know, it takes real courage to dress like you're actively trying to repel male attention...I mean it's commendable to that you let your wardrobe tell everyone that 'I have extreme damage.'"''

Baaz may be young, but he's planning on being a entrepreneur while he's in high school. Between classes, he plans business ventures. But sometimes, his calculating ways can lead to him trampling over his friends' feelings. He is also a part of the Gaming Club with Hunter, Yael and Vijay.
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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: He's the choleric one of the gaming club; he's very goal-oriented and business-minded but can also be rude as Grace found out.
* HopelessSuitor: Baaz has a crush on Grace, and tries to get with her with terrible results, from trying to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negging neg]] her to trying to make her jealous by going out with another girl.
* OperationJealousy: He [[spoiler: asked Yael to kiss him during a date while Grace is looking at their direction so he could "show that he's desired." Neither happened.]]
* SiblingYinYang: Baaz is Goldi's brother and while she's an activist, he's a budding businessman who has some typical men's right activist views on "social justice warriors" and uses pick-up artist techniques.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The character was originally named "Dino" with Greek ethnicity.

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[[folder: Yael Baron]]
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'''Yael Baron'''\\
[-Played by Jamie Bloch (Season 15- )-]

->''"It's bad enough that everyone writes me off as "the girl." If I want to succeed, I have to do it by any means necessary, right?"''

Yael is a take-change teenager, with strong opinions and a stronger desire to lead, even amongst the male dominated careers such as technology. Yael wants to do it all and be a leader at all costs, but she's also shy and introverted.
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* TheDanza: Jamie's birth name is Yael.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: She's the melancholic Gaming Club member; while she wants to be a leader and succeed, she is also a bit of a ShrinkingViolet.
* GamerGirl: Part of the Gaming Club with Hunter, Vijay, and Baaz.
* GoGetterGirl: She wants to make it big in technology and without having to compromise her morals
* MeaningfulName: Yael in Hebrew means "Strength of God."
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Yael is pretty similar to Arlene, Hunter's original crush. Yael is also a geek like Arlene who likes comics and she has feelings towards Hunter.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The character was originally envisioned as a character named "Maude," who was an out-and-proud lesbian who was also a born leader and outspoken.

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[[folder:Vijay Maraj]]
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'''Vijay Maraj'''\\
[-Played by Dante Scott (Season 15- )-]

->''"We are so cute together; correction: ''were'' so cute together. We could've been Degrassi's number one power couple but instead you're too busy thinking with your dingdong!...You don't get to tell me what to do! You're not breaking up with me, I'm breaking up with you!"''

Vijay is young, buoyant gamer geek. Vijay is also openly gay and very flamboyant and dramatic. He has an idealistic view of romance and wants to find his PrinceCharming, and he's willing to do anything to attract his crush - Tristan.
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* BollywoodNerd: Vijay is Indian-Canadian and also a video game geek.
* CampGay: And unapologetically so.
* DramaQueen: Oh boy...[[spoiler: from loudly breaking up with Tristan to loudly accusing him of giving him an STI (in front of the student council), Vijay has a flair for the dramatic.]]
* {{Foil}}: He's ''very'' similar to Tristan; both are gay and flamboyant and {{large ham}}s, but unlike Tristan's snarky, somewhat jaded demeanor, Vijay is jolly and optimistic.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: With the Gaming Club, he is sanguine; he's cheerful and bubbly to a fault.
* HopelessSuitor: For Tristan, who's still hung up on Miles.
* MeaningfulName: Vijay means "victory" in Hindi, something Vijay hopes to be at Degrassi.
* ThinksLikeARomanceNovel: Vijay is a outgoing idealist and has an idealistic view of romance.
* WideEyedIdealist: Vijay is relentlessly positive.

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to:

Due to Please see the fact this is a [[LongRunners long running show]], this character list does contain unmarked spoilers for the entire series, so please tread lightly or not at all.

For simplicity's sake, ''Degrassi: Next Class'' will be referred as a continuation and not it's own series. Seasons will be listed by the production order; ''Next Class'' seasons 1 and 2 are season 15, seasons 3 and 4 are season 16, so on and so forth.

!!As
current Degrassi/Grade11Class of January 2016, this page contains marked spoilers for seasons 15 and unmarked spoilers for season 14. Read at your own risk.

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[[folder:Frankie Hollingsworth]]

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'''Francesca "Frankie" Hollingsworth'''\\
[-Played by Sara Waisglass (Season 13- )-]

->''"Mom, it's so unfair. I'm expected to be a saint and my brothers get away with murder!"''

Frankie is Miles's younger sister, and twin sister to Hunter. Unlike Miles, Frankie gets along with her father and unlike Hunter, Frankie is friendly and cheerful. Despite her popular girl status and preppy fashion sense, Frankie is also into comics and into geeky guys like Winston, whom she ends up dating. In season 14, Frankie wanted to shed her little girl image and comes at odds with Zoe Rivas, the head of the Power Cheer team during the nude pictures scheme/scandal. After the scandal ends, Frankie and Winston's relationship is rocked by infidelity on both parts and Winston later dumps Frankie.

In ''Next Class'', Frankie is depressed after being dumped by Winston but she possibly has another boy in her sights. She's also doing well on the volleyball team, but after a prank goes horribly wrong, Frankie is left with the difficult choice of angering her friends or admitting the unthinkable.
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* AbusiveParents: Shut her father out of her life at the end of the first half of Season 14 due to his abuse of Miles, only for them to reunite in the second half of the season, with conditions.
* TheCheerleader: Albeit briefly, as Zoë forced her off the team.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Winston in season 13/14 before he dumps her.
* TheCutie: Frankie is a total sweetheart and friendly and kind to everyone. She only retaliates when pushed.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: [[spoiler: Shay and Lola thought her blonde streaks were a cry for help while she was dealing with her breakup with Winston.]]
* FragileFlower: Being denied a spot in the Degrassi modeling showcase sets off all her self-doubts, to the point where she considers plastic surgery to look better.
** [[spoiler: In ''Next Class'' season 2, the accusations of her being racist really get under her skin to the point where she wants to run away to not dealing with the fallout]].
* FreudianTrio: Between both Shay and Lola, Frankie takes TheKirk position mostly.
* GeekyTurnOn: Winston's geekiness was what attracted her to him, ever since she was a little girl.
* TheHeart: Frankie has (so far) has not been outwardly mean towards anyone. She's the first one of the Power Cheer squad who was friendly towards the geeky Arlene, usually mediates conflicts in at home and at school, and is the OnlySaneWoman in her family. She brought up the morality of Degrassi Nudes and could only do one topless picture before she felt dirty.
* HiddenDepths: Frankie is a comic book geek.
* InnocentBigot: [[spoiler: After being pranked by the volleyball team from Northern Tech (nicknamed "The Zoo"); Frankie initiates a prank against the team by drawing them as animals, particularly monkeys. [[UnfortunateImplications Northern Tech and the volleyball team are completely comprised of mostly black and Latino students in a low-income area]]. Frankie doesn't really make the situation better, at first by making insincere apologies.]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: [[spoiler: Frankie was more concerned about people thinking she was racist than actually apologizing to Northern Tech for her misguided prank.]]
* MyGirlIsNotASlut: Mrs. Hollingsworth treats Frankie different than her brothers when it comes to relationships, and even notes the DoubleStandard, stating that her brothers can't get pregnant.
* NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization: Frankie stops short of saying that Zoë deserved to be raped, but says that she enjoys male attention so much with Keisha chiming in on her behavior at the party.
* OnlySaneWoman: It's becoming quite clear that Frankie is the only person in her family that isn't a mess, and also she was the only person skeptical of Zoë's Oomphchat scheme.
* ParentalFavoritism: Frankie and her twin brother are liked much more than her brother Miles by their father, mainly because they don't make trouble.
* PolarOppositeTwins: With Hunter; Frankie is a lot more outgoing and friendly but insecure with what people think of her.
* ShamedByAMob: [[spoiler: As Frankie keeps making non-apologies for her prank, she draws more and more ire until she's shamed at the Degrassi 60th anniversary gala by a protest for Tiny's suspension.]]
* ShesAllGrownUp: Chewy had this reaction seeing her in a bikini, as he always thought of her as Miles's bratty little sister.
* SpoiledSweet: Frankie isn't at all mean or catty or an AlphaBitch, despite her wealthy parents.
* ThoseTwoGirls: She's was seen with Keisha as part of Zoë's GirlPosse, and that's pretty much it for the majority of season 13.
* YouNeedToGetLaid: Her friends pretty much have this attitude with her after Winston dumps her and she's moping throughout Next Class season one.
* YourCheatingHeart: During ''"Don't Look Back"'', she starts to feel attracted to one of her co-interns, despite being in a relationship with Winston. It doesn't go anywhere physically, and when it's revealed Logan is scum, she drops her feelings for him but Winston is still hurt.

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[[folder: Hunter Hollingsworth]]

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'''Hunter Hollingsworth'''\\
[-Played by Spencer [=MacPherson=] (Season 13- )-]

->''[[Myth/ClassicalMythology "You know that story about that guy who has to roll that same boulder up the hill everyday?]]...That's how I feel. Everyday is this huge struggle...and even when I do get it to the top like when I got the gaming team...it just rolls back down again, crushing me."''

Hunter is Frankie's twin brother and Miles's younger brother. Like his sister, he goes along with his father's well-oiled campaign machine. Unlike his sister, Hunter is a stark loner and a generally creepy teenager. A lot of the student body is unnerved by him, but Hunter is equally upset with their bullying behavior. He is a gamer, and in ''Next Class'' he leads a gaming club in with his friends in order to get out of intramural sports. But when his new club starts to encounter criticism due to sexist content, Hunter's anger leads him down a dark path to those who stand in the way of the club.
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* AbusiveParents: Was almost hit in the face with a mug thrown by his father.
* AlliterativeName: Much like the girl he was "seeing" online, Becky Baker.
* DrivenToSuicide[=/=]InterruptedSuicide: [[spoiler: Saved just in time by his older brother at the end of the Next Class season one finale. It's probably the first time anyone has ever taken his emotional well-being seriously.]]
* FakeGuestStar: He is only seen a few times in season 13, but he has a pretty big connection to two main cast members, namely he's their ''brother''.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: With the gaming club, he's the phlegmatic one; and it shows through after his angry episodes when he was trying to impresse Arlene and later, Yael.
* HairTriggerTemper: Hunter is ''easily'' set off; he's quick to insult anyone who makes him angry which combined with his lack of social skills makes seem creepier. [[spoiler: He makes a racist comment to Goldi (a Muslim girl) trying to defend his gaming club and then destroys computer equipment in a rage afterwards. After being exposed as the troll harassing Maya, his anger drives him to take his father's gun to the winter dance to take revenge on those who crossed him. Thankfully Miles talked him down.]]
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: [[spoiler: Hunter ''hates'' bullies and the Feminist Club criticizing his gaming club. After the gaming club gets shut down, he becomes a bully online to harass Maya.]]
* JerkassHasAPoint: [[spoiler: Hunter had a decent counter-argument against the Feminist Club's criticism against the gaming club but his anger took over and he ended up making a racist comment at Goldi. And again when he said girls don't play games.]]
* LonersAreFreaks: Hunter displays some seriously concerning behavior, and everyone takes his introversion as creepy. He didn't even want to celebrate his own birthday and just let Frankie have a lavish party instead.
* TheInternetIsForPorn: His avatar and Becky's avatar have cybersex.
* NoSocialSkills: As part of his introversion, he can get very intense and angry.
* ParentalFavoritism: He and Frankie are more liked by their father than poor Miles.
* PolarOppositeTwins: With Frankie; Hunter is a loner and more guarded and doesn't seem to care what others think outside of being bullied.
* ShadowArchetype: For Miles; [[spoiler: as Miles starts to get his life on track, Hunter starts to show his instability and hatred towards everyone, echoing what Miles was going through bingeing on medication and dealing with his father and Esme.]]
* {{Troll}}: [[spoiler: Initiated the online harassment against Maya and even [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swatting swatted]] Maya.]]
* TroubledButCute: Just seeing the way he interacts with Becky after she breaks up with... his avatar, it's pretty obvious that he may be just as emotionally damaged as his brother Miles, if not more so.
* UnstoppableRage: [[spoiler: Hunter is placed in a mental facility for a psychiatric hold after he crashes Miles's car on purpose and then Miles comes clean to his mother about Hunter bringing a gun to school. He lashes out uncontrollably before coming to term with his anger. He is eventually diagnosed with depression (which manifests as anger) and thought to have [[http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/oppositional-defiant-disorder/basics/definition/con-20024559 oppositional defiant disorder.]]]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler: In the first season's finale of Next Class, Hunter finally loses all control and brings a gun to a school dance. Luckily, the situation was handled safely before anyone could get hurt.]]
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[[folder:Lola Pacini]]
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'''Lola Pacini'''\\
[-Played by Amanda Arcuri (Season 14- )-]

->''"You want people to think you're the funny one...just like Frankie's the smart one, Shay's the confident one, and I'm the dumb one. It's okay, it's just the way it is."''

Lola is introduced in season 14 as part of the Power Cheer squad, and she stood out with her pink-dyed hair. She also friends with both Frankie and Shay. Lola is bit of an airhead and she is very flighty but she's also courageous and spunky. Lola is also very social-media obsessed with vast knowledge on how to be popular online, trending topics and using it to her advantage, such as getting boys to buy her pizza.
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* ADateWithRosiePalms: [[spoiler: She never masturbated before and was curious, and in ''#[=ButThatsNoneOfMyBusiness=]'' she tried it out in the shower with her showerhead. She felt weird when she didn't reach orgasm, but a doctor tells her not to be ashamed and encourages her to explore her feelings and body. Which she does at the end of the episode.]]
* CannotKeepASecret: According to Shay. She was not trusted with Zoë's surprise party because of this. And she inadvertently blurts out that she and Winston kissed.
* TheCheerleader: Was part of Power Cheer.
* TheDitz: Oh yes. She even nicknamed her phone "Julio."
* FreudianTrio: Lola is a very emotive TheMcCoy with Shay and Lola.
* MissingMom: Lola's mother walked out on her and her father.
* NaiveEverygirl: Lola is boy-crazy and a social media addict, but also very innocent about boys and sexuality.
* PluckyGirl: Lola is optimistic and determined once she's motivated. [[spoiler: She staged a sit-in on the date of the Degrassi 60th anniversary gala when Tiny got suspended for fighting She almost quit when Tiny told her, but once she learned how zero-tolerance rules can be racist and sexist, she righteously got angry and amped up the protest and even got Principal Simpson to re-evaluate the rules.]]
* ThoseTwoGirls: Usually seen with Shay, and chiming in with a silly remark.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: With Shay, as she's the girly girl who loves pink things and dating.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Lola's hair is dyed pink. Her dog Fernando's fur is even dyed in such a way.

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[[folder:Shay Powers]]
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'''Shaylynn "Shay" Powers'''\\
[-Played by Reiya Downs (Season 14- )-]

->''"I can't afford to make any mistakes...your dad is the mayor! You can go to any school you want! You don't have to worry about scholarships, and about bursaries but I have one route! And I cannot mess it up!"''

Shay is introduced as being on the Power Cheer team along with her friends, Frankie and Lola. Shay is serious-minded and goal-driven. She's driven by success in sports and academics. She also has high standards for boys, even to the point where she tried to bag ''senior'' Mike Dallas. In ''Next Class'', she may have found a boy she liked in Tiny but she was insecure on how voluptuous she was to appeal to him, not to mention how his past dealings may mean he doesn't measure up to her standards. While dealing with her feelings for Tiny, she's also confronted with a more difficult situation as her friend ends up in a racist row.
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* ACupAngst: Not about her chest: Shay is insecure about her rear end, namely on how small it is. This is recurring body image problem with a lot of black and Latina girls and women.
* AcademicAthlete: Runs track and also was on Power Cheer and driven in her studies to where she's taking Grade 11 science as a sophomore.
* TheCheerleader: Part of Power Cheer.
* ConflictingLoyalty: [[spoiler: Shay was initially torn between supporting Frankie during the racist scandal or siding with the other team but as Frankie kept avoiding responsibilty, she eventually kicks Frankie off the team.]]
* {{Determinator}}: Shay strives to be the best academically and athletically in order to become successful. It's to the point where her own parents poke fun at her driven nature.
* DiscriminateAndSwitch: It looked like Shay was going to confront Frankie about her racist volleyball team prank initially [[spoiler: but then Shay said that she was jealous that she was rich and didn't have to work as hard. That all changes once Shay met with the captain of the opposite team and Shay realizes how wrong Frankie was.]]
* FreudianTrio: Shay is a earnest [[TheSpock Spock]] in her friendship with Frankie and Lola.
* GreenEyedEpiphany: [[spoiler: Shay decides not to go out with Tiny due to his past as a drug dealer. Lola has crushed on Tiny forever and asked Shay for her permission to date Tiny. Shay agrees but then realizes that she did like him and can't stand seeing Lola and Tiny together.]]
* RealLifeRelative: Shay's mother is portrayed by Reiya Downs's own mother, Elle Downs.
* SmittenTeenageGirl: She crushed on Dallas in season 14, someone who's four years older. She's also not afraid to act on it.
* ThoseTwoGirls: Usually seen with Lola, usually chiming in as the voice of reason.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: With Lola, as Shay is an athlete and not really into girly things.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Baaz Nahir]]
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'''Baaz Nahir'''\\
[-Played by Amir Bageria (Season 15- )-]

->''"You know, it takes real courage to dress like you're actively trying to repel male attention...I mean it's commendable to that you let your wardrobe tell everyone that 'I have extreme damage.'"''

Baaz may be young, but he's planning on being a entrepreneur while he's in high school. Between classes, he plans business ventures. But sometimes, his calculating ways can lead to him trampling over his friends' feelings. He is also a part of the Gaming Club with Hunter, Yael and Vijay.
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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: He's the choleric one of the gaming club; he's very goal-oriented and business-minded but can also be rude as Grace found out.
* HopelessSuitor: Baaz has a crush on Grace, and tries to get with her with terrible results, from trying to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negging neg]] her to trying to make her jealous by going out with another girl.
* OperationJealousy: He [[spoiler: asked Yael to kiss him during a date while Grace is looking at their direction so he could "show that he's desired." Neither happened.]]
* SiblingYinYang: Baaz is Goldi's brother and while she's an activist, he's a budding businessman who has some typical men's right activist views on "social justice warriors" and uses pick-up artist techniques.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The character was originally named "Dino" with Greek ethnicity.

[[/folder]]


[[folder: Yael Baron]]
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'''Yael Baron'''\\
[-Played by Jamie Bloch (Season 15- )-]

->''"It's bad enough that everyone writes me off as "the girl." If I want to succeed, I have to do it by any means necessary, right?"''

Yael is a take-change teenager, with strong opinions and a stronger desire to lead, even amongst the male dominated careers such as technology. Yael wants to do it all and be a leader at all costs, but she's also shy and introverted.
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* TheDanza: Jamie's birth name is Yael.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: She's the melancholic Gaming Club member; while she wants to be a leader and succeed, she is also a bit of a ShrinkingViolet.
* GamerGirl: Part of the Gaming Club with Hunter, Vijay, and Baaz.
* GoGetterGirl: She wants to make it big in technology and without having to compromise her morals
* MeaningfulName: Yael in Hebrew means "Strength of God."
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Yael is pretty similar to Arlene, Hunter's original crush. Yael is also a geek like Arlene who likes comics and she has feelings towards Hunter.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The character was originally envisioned as a character named "Maude," who was an out-and-proud lesbian who was also a born leader and outspoken.

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[[folder:Vijay Maraj]]
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'''Vijay Maraj'''\\
[-Played by Dante Scott (Season 15- )-]

->''"We are so cute together; correction: ''were'' so cute together. We could've been Degrassi's number one power couple but instead you're too busy thinking with your dingdong!...You don't get to tell me what to do! You're not breaking up with me, I'm breaking up with you!"''

Vijay is young, buoyant gamer geek. Vijay is also openly gay and very flamboyant and dramatic. He has an idealistic view of romance and wants to find his PrinceCharming, and he's willing to do anything to attract his crush - Tristan.
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* BollywoodNerd: Vijay is Indian-Canadian and also a video game geek.
* CampGay: And unapologetically so.
* DramaQueen: Oh boy...[[spoiler: from loudly breaking up with Tristan to loudly accusing him of giving him an STI (in front of the student council), Vijay has a flair for the dramatic.]]
* {{Foil}}: He's ''very'' similar to Tristan; both are gay and flamboyant and {{large ham}}s, but unlike Tristan's snarky, somewhat jaded demeanor, Vijay is jolly and optimistic.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: With the Gaming Club, he is sanguine; he's cheerful and bubbly to a fault.
* HopelessSuitor: For Tristan, who's still hung up on Miles.
* MeaningfulName: Vijay means "victory" in Hindi, something Vijay hopes to be at Degrassi.
* ThinksLikeARomanceNovel: Vijay is a outgoing idealist and has an idealistic view of romance.
* WideEyedIdealist: Vijay is relentlessly positive.

[[/folder]]
''Degrassi:Next Class''.
2nd Dec '16 11:17:54 PM MegaJ
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For simplicity's sake, ''Degrassi: Next Class'' will be referred as a continuation and not it's own series so Degrassi: Next Class seasons 1 and 2 correspond to season 15 and 16 and so on and so forth.

!!As of January 2016, this page contains marked spoilers for seasons 15 and 16 and unmarked spoilers for season 14. Read at your own risk.

to:

For simplicity's sake, ''Degrassi: Next Class'' will be referred as a continuation and not it's own series so Degrassi: Next Class series. Seasons will be listed by the production order; ''Next Class'' seasons 1 and 2 correspond to are season 15 15, seasons 3 and 16 and 4 are season 16, so on and so forth.

!!As of January 2016, this page contains marked spoilers for seasons 15 and 16 and unmarked spoilers for season 14. Read at your own risk.
22nd Aug '16 10:30:38 PM MegaJ
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->''"We are so cute together; correction: 'were' so cute together. We could've been Degrassi's number one power couple but instead you're too busy thinking with your dingdong!...You don't get to tell me what to do! You're not breaking up with me, I'm breaking up with you!"''

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->''"We are so cute together; correction: 'were' ''were'' so cute together. We could've been Degrassi's number one power couple but instead you're too busy thinking with your dingdong!...You don't get to tell me what to do! You're not breaking up with me, I'm breaking up with you!"''
22nd Aug '16 10:29:51 PM MegaJ
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* InnocentBigot: [[spoiler: After being pranked by the volleyball team from Northern Tech (nicknamed "The Zoo"); Frankie initiates a prank against the team by drawing them as animals, particularly monkeys. [[UnfortunateImplications Northern Tech and the volleyteam ball are completely comprised of mostly black and Latino students in a low-income area]]. Frankie doesn't really make the situation better, at first by making insincere apologies.]]

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* InnocentBigot: [[spoiler: After being pranked by the volleyball team from Northern Tech (nicknamed "The Zoo"); Frankie initiates a prank against the team by drawing them as animals, particularly monkeys. [[UnfortunateImplications Northern Tech and the volleyteam ball volleyball team are completely comprised of mostly black and Latino students in a low-income area]]. Frankie doesn't really make the situation better, at first by making insincere apologies.]]
16th Jul '16 11:25:26 PM bwehehehe
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* OperationJealousy: He [[spoiler: asked Yael to kiss him during a date while Grace is looking at their direction so he could "show that he's desired." Neither happened.]]
3rd Jul '16 10:19:07 PM MegaJ
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!!As of January 2016, this page contains marked spoilers for the current season (season 15/Degrassi: Next Class seasons 1 and 2) and unmarked spoilers for season 14. Read at your own risk.

to:

For simplicity's sake, ''Degrassi: Next Class'' will be referred as a continuation and not it's own series so Degrassi: Next Class seasons 1 and 2 correspond to season 15 and 16 and so on and so forth.

!!As of January 2016, this page contains marked spoilers for the current season (season 15/Degrassi: Next Class seasons 1 15 and 2) 16 and unmarked spoilers for season 14. Read at your own risk.
10th Jun '16 8:17:58 PM MegaJ
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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: With the gaming club, he's the phlegmatic one; and it shows through after his angry episodes when he was trying to impresse Arlene and later, Yael.



* UnstoppableRage: [[spoiler: Hunter is placed in a mental facility for a psychiatric hold after his Miles comes clean to his mother about him bringing a gun to school. He lashes out uncontrollably before coming to term with his anger. He is eventually diagnosed with depression (which manifests as anger) and thought to have [[http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/oppositional-defiant-disorder/basics/definition/con-20024559 oppositional defiant disorder.]]]]

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* UnstoppableRage: [[spoiler: Hunter is placed in a mental facility for a psychiatric hold after his he crashes Miles's car on purpose and then Miles comes clean to his mother about him Hunter bringing a gun to school. He lashes out uncontrollably before coming to term with his anger. He is eventually diagnosed with depression (which manifests as anger) and thought to have [[http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/oppositional-defiant-disorder/basics/definition/con-20024559 oppositional defiant disorder.]]]]


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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: He's the choleric one of the gaming club; he's very goal-oriented and business-minded but can also be rude as Grace found out.


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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: She's the melancholic Gaming Club member; while she wants to be a leader and succeed, she is also a bit of a ShrinkingViolet.


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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: With the Gaming Club, he is sanguine; he's cheerful and bubbly to a fault.
10th Jun '16 11:40:53 AM MegaJ
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->''I can…: Be famous.''
->''I can’t…: Be basic.''
->''QOTD: “Some say you won’t make it only because they didn’t make it.”''
->''#Dailythought: #OOTD''

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->''I can…: Be famous.''
->''I can’t…: Be basic.''
->''QOTD: “Some say you won’t make it only because they didn’t make it.”''
->''#Dailythought: #OOTD''
->''"We are so cute together; correction: 'were' so cute together. We could've been Degrassi's number one power couple but instead you're too busy thinking with your dingdong!...You don't get to tell me what to do! You're not breaking up with me, I'm breaking up with you!"''
10th Jun '16 11:21:20 AM MegaJ
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->''I can…: Make a million before I graduate.
''
->''I can’t…: Lose focus.
''
->''QOTD: “You lose money chasing girls, but you never lose girls chasing money.”''
->''#Dailythought: #themillionairefastlane''

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->''I can…: Make a million before ->''"You know, it takes real courage to dress like you're actively trying to repel male attention...I graduate.
''
->''I can’t…: Lose focus.
''
->''QOTD: “You lose money chasing girls, but
mean it's commendable to that you never lose girls chasing money.”''
->''#Dailythought: #themillionairefastlane''
let your wardrobe tell everyone that 'I have extreme damage.'"''


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* HopelessSuitor: Baaz has a crush on Grace, and tries to get with her with terrible results, from trying to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negging neg]] her to trying to make her jealous by going out with another girl.
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