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12th May '16 9:15:04 AM Erin582
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* HeelFaceTurn: A particularly lazy one. To piss off her parents, Manny decided to bring him to her birthday party as her bad boy escort only for him, rather out of nowhere, decide that GoodFeelsGood and change for the better by acting more mature and less combative.
1st Mar '16 10:06:32 PM MegaJ
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Paige is a sharp-tongued fashonista who was part of Ashley's GirlPosse and she was gunning for Ashley's top popularity spot since season one. She is smart, funny but wouldn't hesitate stepping over others to get to her goals. As soon as Ashley tripped up, Paige quickly took the AlphaBitch spot by undermining her friendships. Soon after becoming queen bee, she is date raped at a party and traumatized until she finally tells Ashley about the rape and even faces down her rapist. [[RapePortrayedAsRedemption After the incident, she starts tone down her meanness]], along with dating Spinner until season four. In season 5, she begins a relationship with Alex Nunez, a former girl bully which made her confused about her sexuality until she realized she loved her. In season six, after graduating Degrassi, she has a complete breakdown at Banting University which was the start of her downward slide which lasted all the way to TheMovie in which she's actually picked to be the star of Jason Mewes' movie and goes on a power trip until she comes crashing down back to Earth and in the process potentially loses Marco as a friend.

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Paige is a sharp-tongued fashonista who was part of Ashley's GirlPosse and she was gunning for Ashley's top popularity spot since season one. GirlPosse. She is smart, smart and funny but wouldn't hesitate stepping over others to get to her goals. As soon as Ashley tripped up, Ashley's popularity fell, Paige quickly took the AlphaBitch spot by undermining her friendships. friendships and taking her GirlPosse. Soon after becoming queen bee, she Paige is date raped at a party and traumatized until she finally tells Hazel and Ashley about the rape and even faces down her rapist. [[RapePortrayedAsRedemption After the incident, she starts tone down her meanness]], along with dating meanness]] and she dates Spinner until season four. In season 5, for two seasons. She faces off with her rapist a year later and unfortunately loses her case, which leads to a break-up with Spinner and an ill-advised fling with a student teacher. During her senior year, she begins a relationship with Alex Nunez, a former girl bully her first girl-on-girl relationship which made makes her confused wonder about her sexuality until she realized she loved her. In season six, after realizes not to label herself. After graduating Degrassi, she has a complete breakdown at Banting University which was the start of her downward slide which lasted all the way culminates in a break-up with Alex, a high-stress fashion job and an aimless assistant job in Los Angeles. It does lead to TheMovie her briefly being cast in which she's actually picked to be the star of Jason Mewes' movie and goes on a power trip until Mewes's movie, but she comes crashing down back to Earth and loses the part (and possibly Marco's frienship) after getting a big head. She eventually does the right thing by getting Manny cast in the process potentially loses Marco as a friend.movie.
1st Mar '16 7:30:39 PM MegaJ
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Ashley was the most popular girl at Degrassi, class president and even had her own GirlPosse. But even as the most popular girl, she felt like she couldn't express herself. She experimented with ecstasy and revealed her ''true'' feelings in regards to her friends and boyfriend. After that she is outcast and she changes her look dramatically to a {{Goth}} style, symbolizing her outcast status and to fit in with her new friend, Ellie. She also dates Craig Manning and they start a relationship. In season three, Ashley is cheated on by Craig to which she harbors great resentment until he apologized and they date again in season four. Ashley tends to be very melodramatic and uptight compared to her peers, but she is also is a very creative person and a talented vocalist and musician. She leaves Degrassi in order to pursue a music career in London in season seven.

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Ashley was the most popular girl at Degrassi, class president president, and even had her own GirlPosse.GirlPosse and popular athletic boyfriend Jimmy. But even as the most popular girl, she felt like she couldn't express herself. She experimented with ecstasy and revealed her ''true'' feelings in regards to her friends and boyfriend. After that she is outcast by her friends and she dumped by Jimmy. She changes her look dramatically to a {{Goth}} style, symbolizing her outcast status and to fit in with her new friend, Ellie. She also eventually ends up back into her friends' good graces after helping Paige deal with her rape, and later Ashley dates new kid Craig Manning and they start a relationship.Manning. In season three, Ashley is cheated on by Craig to which she harbors great resentment until he apologized and they date again in season four. Ashley tends to be very melodramatic and uptight compared to her peers, but she is also is a very creative person and a talented vocalist and musician. She leaves Degrassi in order to pursue a music career in London in season seven.



* AFriendInNeed: Despite being adversarial with Paige throughout season 2, Ashley is the second person she tells that she was raped and Ashley puts aside her anger and helps her cope.



* StepfordSmiler: She kept up appearances in order to be popular, but underneath the persona (and as revealed when she took ecstasy and blurted it out) she dislikes the pressure of being SchoolIdol and harbored resentment for her then-boyfriend Jimmy and GirlPosse. She saw a lot of herself in Liberty, actually.

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* StepfordSmiler: She kept up appearances in order to be popular, but underneath the persona (and as revealed when she took ecstasy and blurted it out) she dislikes the pressure of being SchoolIdol and harbored resentment for her then-boyfriend Jimmy and GirlPosse. She saw a lot of herself in Liberty, actually.unpopular nerd Liberty.



Ellie is a sarcastic world-weary {{goth}} girl introduced in season two who turned heads at Degrassi with her alternative fashion and derisive attitude. Underneath the freaky fashion, Ellie has deep wounds of depression. Her father is away in the Peace Corps and her mother is an neglectful alcoholic. In season three, she starts cutting her arms to distract herself from her home life. While she has recovered, her self-injury mentality has latched onto other aspects of her life as she puts herself into situations where she knows there's a likelihood she'll be hurt. She also has trust issues due to being burned, from her family to her boyfriends. She has an interest in writing and journalism and in season seven, she is made the editor of the college's newspaper. She has had a tumultuous relationship with Craig, who she has been crushing on for two years before finally wrapping up the ordeal for good in TheMovie.

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Ellie is a sarcastic world-weary {{goth}} girl introduced in season two who turned heads at Degrassi with her alternative fashion and derisive attitude. She later becomes good friends with Ashley after Ashely gets outcasted from the popular crowd. Underneath the freaky fashion, fashion and snarky attitude, Ellie has deep wounds of depression.depression and major trust issues. Her father is away in the Peace Corps and her mother is an neglectful alcoholic. In season three, she With her father gone and her mother constantly in a drunken stupor who needs to be taken care off, Ellie starts cutting her arms to distract herself from her home life. While she has recovered, She starts dating Sean until he leaves her self-injury mentality has latched onto other aspects of her life as she puts herself into situations where she knows there's a likelihood she'll be hurt. She also has trust issues due behind so he could deal with his own issues. Ellie later learns to being burned, finally confide in people, from her family frienemy Paige to forgiving her boyfriends. mother when she nearly burns the house down. During senior year and college, she had a tumultuous relationship with Craig Manning before they both wrap up the ordeal for good in TheMovie. She has had an interest in writing and journalism she was 15 and in season seven, she is made the editor of the college's newspaper. She has had a tumultuous relationship with Craig, who she has been crushing on for two years before finally wrapping up the ordeal for good in TheMovie.The Core, Toronto University's college newspaper.


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* ButtMonkey: In addition to a crappy home life, it seems like ''nothing'' can really go Ellie's way, especially romantically. Her first crush Marco turns out to be gay. Sean leaves her to go to Wasega, leaving her with the rent. Jessie cheats on her ''with her mentor'' Caitlin Ryan. And her biggest crush Craig treats her like a side-chick. However she's a non-physical injury version of the IronButtmonkey, [[{{Determinator}} determined to work hard especially as a journalist]].


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* TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest: Due to being hurt by others, Ellie is reluctant to trust anyone let alone any LoveInterest.
16th Dec '15 4:18:00 PM nombretomado
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* FreakOut: When she starts attending Banting University (fictional Canadian IvyLeague-type school), she completely caves under the schoolwork and starts having regular panic attacks. And it leads to a bigger FreakOut when she sets fire to all of her homework and nearly burns down her dorm.

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* FreakOut: When she starts attending Banting University (fictional Canadian IvyLeague-type UsefulNotes/IvyLeague-type school), she completely caves under the schoolwork and starts having regular panic attacks. And it leads to a bigger FreakOut when she sets fire to all of her homework and nearly burns down her dorm.
11th Oct '15 7:59:55 PM stuffedninja
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Comes up a few times throughout the series, the most dramatic was when he was trying to make love to Ashley in season six but [[DoubleEntendre could not rise to the occasion]].

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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Comes up a few times throughout the series, the most dramatic was when he was trying to make love to Ashley in season six but [[DoubleEntendre could not not]] [[TheLoinsSleepTonight rise to the occasion]].
7th Sep '15 11:06:26 PM MegaJ
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* TheRival: To Manny, for a while. After an all-out CatFight towards the end of season four, they mostly get over it.

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* TheRival: To Manny, for a while.while due to Manny starting to unsurp Paige from her position. After an all-out CatFight towards the end of season four, they mostly get over it.



Paige's right-hand girl from seasons one through five. That's basically it for Hazel, she had one significant episode in season two regarding racism and anti-Muslim sentiment. Other than that, she is Paige's shadow, a fact that is [[LampshadeHanging pointed out]] a few times by other characters. She also dated Jimmy Brooks for three seasons.

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Hazel is Paige's right-hand girl from seasons one through five. That's basically it for Hazel, she best female friend and was part of her GirlPosse. She had one significant episode in season two regarding racism and anti-Muslim sentiment. Other than that, she is Paige's shadow, a fact that is [[LampshadeHanging pointed out]] a few times by other characters. She also dated Jimmy Brooks for three seasons.seasons before they broke up in season 5.



* BetaBitch: To Paige, though she rarely reached Pagie's level of meanness, Fareeza notwithstanding.

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* AccidentalPervert: The reason why she was in detention in the season 3 episode ''Take On Me'' was because in computer class, she saw an ad for porn and was curious and clicked.
* BetaBitch: To Paige, Paige in the earlier seasons, though she rarely reached Pagie's level of meanness, Fareeza notwithstanding.



* TheDragon: In the earlier seasons, playing along with Paige's mean girl act. As Paige gets nicer, she gets nicer as well.


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* NiceGirl: After season two, where she becomes a lot nicer even when Paige is being an alpha bitch towards Manny.


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* WhatTheHellHero: Gives this to Paige at the season four prom due to her complaining about her broken leg and taking the special bus (despite the recently disabled Jimmy right behind her) and her plans to take Manny down.
7th Sep '15 10:52:21 PM MegaJ
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Introduced in season 2 as the first gay student known at Degrassi. In his time at Degrassi, he came to terms with his sexuality, told his parents (his mom was accepting, his father not so much at first), and even got a boyfriend, Paige's brother Dylan. After he graduated and Dylan left the country, he went through the motions of dealing with a long distance relationship (and later breakup) and dealing with being alone. Marco can be very neurotic and clingy, but he is still a dependable and caring friend and a leader. As of season nine, he is training to be a teacher and even started out his training at Degrassi.

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Introduced Marco is introduced in season 2 as the first gay cute new kid with hot dance moves. Despite getting a lot of attention from the female student known at Degrassi. body, Marco was questioning his sexuality. In his time at Degrassi, he came to terms with his sexuality, being gay, got gay bashed, told his parents (his mom was accepting, his father not so much at first), because StudentCouncilPresident, and even got a boyfriend, Paige's brother Dylan. After he graduated and Dylan left the country, country to play hockey, he went through the motions of dealing with a long distance relationship (and later breakup) and dealing with being alone. Marco can be very neurotic and clingy, but he is still a dependable and caring friend and a leader. As of season nine, he is training to be a teacher and even started out his training at Degrassi.



* {{Gayngst}}: Throughout the ComingOutStory, from being gay bashed, dealing with parents, to nearly being outed to the school. Luckily, he comes to terms with his sexuality.

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* {{Gayngst}}: Throughout the his ComingOutStory, from being gay bashed, dealing with parents, to nearly being outed to the school. Luckily, he comes to terms with his sexuality.
6th Sep '15 10:40:46 PM MegaJ
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Jimmy was one of Degrassi's most popular students and he was a great basketball player and had a bright future as a pro, until he was shot in a school shooting and was paralyzed from the waist down. He spent much of the time afterward re-adjusting to his new life as a disabled person, whilst lamenting over the loss of his athletic dreams and never walking again. He is best friends with Spinner, and even forgave him for essentially putting him in the chair, though it did take a while for Jimmy to stop being resentful. Jimmy is a very nice guy, but as Sean and Spinner can attest to, he has a mean streak a mile wide. He meets and falls in love with a disabled girl named Trina and he proposes to her in season eight.

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Jimmy was one of Degrassi's most popular students and he was a great basketball player and player. He had a bright future as a pro, in pro basketball, until he was shot in a school shooting and was paralyzed from the waist down. He spent much of the time afterward re-adjusting to his new life as a disabled person, whilst lamenting over the loss of his athletic dreams and never walking again. He is best friends with Spinner, and even forgave him for essentially putting him in the chair, though it did take a while for Jimmy to stop being resentful. Jimmy is a very nice guy, but as Ashley, Sean and Spinner can attest to, he has a mean streak a mile wide. He meets and falls in love with a disabled girl named Trina and he proposes to her in season eight.



* JerkJock: Mainly in seasons one and two. After he is shot, he becomes a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, and finally TookALevelInKindness and became a NiceGuy[=/=]LovableJock.

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* JerkJock: Mainly in seasons one and two.two, with his treatment of Sean as well as Ashley after she and him break up. After he is shot, he becomes a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, and finally TookALevelInKindness and became a NiceGuy[=/=]LovableJock.



* PrecisionFStrike: "Don't talk to me, you ''slut''."



Craig Manning has had a difficult life. His mother died when he was young. His father physically abused him, which was eventually found out and he went to live with [[Series/DegrassiJuniorHigh Joey Jeremiah]] and his half-sister. And then his father was killed in a car accident. And then he cheated on his girlfriend Ashley and got a girl pregnant. And then he developed bipolar disorder. Despite his hardships, he is still an affable young man with a weakness for girls. He has had more romantic drama than possibly any other character on the show past or present, much of it due to his lack of commitment. He is a talented musician and starts his own band with Jimmy, Marco, Spinner and later Ellie named Downtown Sasquatch. In season five, he leaves Toronto to pursue a music career. And then later gets a coke addiction. However, in season eight he's gone through rehab, and he is clean with a new girlfriend, and living his life in Los Angeles.

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Craig Manning is a dreamy, introspective kid who has had a difficult life. His mother died parents divorced when he was young. younger, and then his mother later died. His father physically abused him, which was eventually found out him due to his grieve and he went to live with high pressure job. Craig finally tells [[Series/DegrassiJuniorHigh Joey Jeremiah]] about the abuse and he went to live with him and his half-sister. half-sister Angela. And then later, his father was killed in a car accident. And then he cheated on his girlfriend Ashley and got a girl pregnant. And then he developed bipolar disorder. Despite his hardships, he is still an affable young man man, with a passion for creative arts and has a weakness for girls. He has had more romantic drama than possibly any other character on the show past or present, much of it due to his lack of commitment. He is a talented musician and starts his own band with Jimmy, Marco, Spinner and later Ellie named Downtown Sasquatch. In season five, he leaves Toronto to pursue a music career. And then later gets a coke addiction. However, in season eight he's gone through rehab, and he is clean with a new girlfriend, and living his life in Los Angeles.



* ChickMagnet: He dated Ashley, had sex with Manny, dated Ashley again after she dumped him, then dated Manny again after [[PutOnABus Ashley went to England]], then went ''back'' to Ashley, and nearly ended up with Ellie. And that's not counting all girls drooling all over themselves for him.

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* ChickMagnet: He dated Ashley, had sex with Manny, dated Ashley again ''again'' after she dumped him, then dated Manny again ''again'' after [[PutOnABus Ashley went to England]], then went ''back'' to Ashley, and nearly ended up with Ellie.''Ellie''. And that's not counting all girls drooling all over themselves for him.


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* UnluckyEverydude: Other than the rough backstory and love life, Craig is TheEveryman of the earlier seasons; how much of a woobie or jerkass he is up for debate.
6th Sep '15 6:41:00 PM MegaJ
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* StepfordSmiler: She kept up appearances in order to be popular, but underneath the persona (and as revealed when she took ecstasy and blurted it out) she dislikes the pressure of being SchoolIdol and harbored resentment for her then-boyfriend Jimmy and GirlPosse.

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* StepfordSmiler: She kept up appearances in order to be popular, but underneath the persona (and as revealed when she took ecstasy and blurted it out) she dislikes the pressure of being SchoolIdol and harbored resentment for her then-boyfriend Jimmy and GirlPosse. She saw a lot of herself in Liberty, actually.



Jimmy was a great basketball player at Degrassi and had a bright future as a pro, until he was shot in a school shooting and was paralyzed from the waist down. He spent much of the time afterward re-adjusting to his new life as a disabled person, whilst lamenting over the loss of his athletic dreams and never walking again. He is best friends with Spinner, and even forgave him for essentially putting him in the chair, though it did take a while for Jimmy to stop being resentful. Jimmy is a very nice guy, but as Sean and Spinner can attest to, he has a mean streak a mile wide. He meets and falls in love with a disabled girl named Trina and he proposes to her in season eight.

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Jimmy was one of Degrassi's most popular students and he was a great basketball player at Degrassi and had a bright future as a pro, until he was shot in a school shooting and was paralyzed from the waist down. He spent much of the time afterward re-adjusting to his new life as a disabled person, whilst lamenting over the loss of his athletic dreams and never walking again. He is best friends with Spinner, and even forgave him for essentially putting him in the chair, though it did take a while for Jimmy to stop being resentful. Jimmy is a very nice guy, but as Sean and Spinner can attest to, he has a mean streak a mile wide. He meets and falls in love with a disabled girl named Trina and he proposes to her in season eight.



* ComedicUnderwearExposure: During the episode ''Girls Wanna Have Fun'', during the '80s dance. He was dressed as Music/MichaelJackson and showing off his dance moves before splitting his pants.



* FakeMixedRace: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]], while Aubrey Graham is black and Jewish, Jimmy is completely Black Canadian.



* JerkJock: Mainly in seasons one and two. After he is shot, he becomes a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, and finally TookALevelInKindness and became a NiceGuy.

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* IntoxicationEnsues: After taking one of Spinner's ADD pills in order to get an edge for the basketball team and not be cut. He was hyperactive throughout the game and showboating and even almost broke Sean's ankle, and it led to him being cut.
* JerkJock: Mainly in seasons one and two. After he is shot, he becomes a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, and finally TookALevelInKindness and became a NiceGuy.NiceGuy[=/=]LovableJock.




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* WellDoneSonGuy: Jimmy and his dad never had the closest relationship, but this was amplified after he was disabled when his dad still tried to push him into wheelchair basketball, and later a little bit of FollowInMyFootsteps as he resists his father wanting him to join his law firm and also his reluctance to let Jimmy do stem cell therapy. It was to the point where he essentially blackmails him into letting him do the stem cell treatment.
3rd Sep '15 10:55:05 PM MegaJ
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* BrokenBird: After she was raped at age 14. And then when Dean was acquitted of raping her, she really fell into this trope. She gets better, but this has darkened her character a bit.



Spinner was one of Degrassi's most popular stutdents, along with his best friend Jimmy Brooks. He was also the school bully but as the years went by, his bully reputation went away and he became a lot sweeter, if not more intelligent. In season four, he, along with Jay bullied Rick Murray to extremes. Rick then brought a gun to school and shot Jimmy, under a pretense fueled by Spinner that it was ''Jimmy'' who was behind an embarrassing prank. When the truth came out, Spinner was immediately outcast and was held back a year after being expelled for his role in the bullying. Jimmy disowned him as a friend and during season five, it took a long time for Spinner to find his way back in his former friend's good graces. Spinner is also a testicular cancer survivor and after he graduated (and rejection from police college), he stayed around in the Degrassi neighborhood helping the new class of Degrassi students and worked at [[LocalHangout The Dot.]] In season nine, he marries Emma Nelson after a drunk accidental marriage. No, really.

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Spinner was one of Degrassi's most popular stutdents, along with his best friend Jimmy Brooks. He was also the school bully but as the years went by, his bully reputation went away and he became a lot sweeter, if not more intelligent. He also, along with Craig Manning and Drew Torres managed to date a lot of the female Degrassi students. In season four, four after being dumped by Paige, he, along with Jay bullied Rick Murray to extremes. Rick then brought a gun to school and shot Jimmy, under a pretense fueled by Spinner that it was ''Jimmy'' who was behind an embarrassing prank. When the truth came out, Spinner was immediately outcast and was held back a year after being expelled for his role in the bullying. Jimmy disowned him as a friend and during friend. During season five, five after he got held back, it took a long time for Spinner to find his way back in his former friend's good graces.graces which even included him almost thinking to convert to Christianity. Spinner is also a testicular cancer survivor and after he graduated (and rejection from police college), he stayed around in the Degrassi neighborhood helping the new class of Degrassi students and worked at [[LocalHangout The Dot.]] In season nine, he marries Emma Nelson after a drunk accidental marriage. No, really.



* ChickMagnet: He dates not only Paige, but Manny, Darcy, Jane, and ends up married to Emma.
* DerailingLoveInterests: Towards Paige due to their relationship being strained after the rape trial, and Paige crashing his brand new car into Dean's car. And getting Spinner arrested.

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* ChickMagnet: He dates not only Paige, but later Manny, Darcy, Jane, and ends up married to Emma.
* ConvertingForLove: He doesn't quite become a Christian, but he takes up a vow of abstinence until marriage, mainly due to Darcy.
* DerailingLoveInterests: Towards Paige due to their relationship being strained after the rape trial, and Paige crashing his brand new car into Dean's car. And getting Spinner arrested. He becomes a jerkass and even starts to become interested in Manny.
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