!Main Characters
[[folder: Candice "Candy" White Andrew]]
->Voiced by: Creator/MinoriMatsushima (TV series)

[[caption-width-right:350: [[MeaningfulName Isn't she sweet? ]]]]

An orphan young woman raised in the orphanage "Pony's Home". While being a teenager, she is adopted by the clan Adley, the biggest, very rich, influential and highly respected clan in the United States of America. From then on Candy must go through many troubles in her life. However, she never becomes dejected, but stays cheerful, diligent and optimistic.

* AllLovingHeroine: Candy is very kind-hearted, helpful, optimistic, cheerful and vivid and doesn't have any inferiority complex because of being an orphan at all. So many people love her very much.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Annie loves her and at the same time envies her for being popular with guys ''and'' outspoken with her feelings.
* AttractiveBentGender: In her {{Bifauxnen}} disguise, Candy makes such an ''adorable'' {{Bishonen}} that she even manages to ''almost'' make Eliza go SweetOnPollyOliver. If only Eliza had not recognized Candy at the end...
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Terry. At first, both always annoy and tease each other, but soon they like each other more and more, and she learns that [[StepfordSnarker there's quite a bit of pain under his snark]].
* BreakTheCutie: The whole series thrives on this. She comes close many times but ultimately picks herself up.
* DoorstopBaby: She and Annie were left on the doorstep of Pony's house.
* DudeMagnet: Because of her heart of gold, Anthony, Terry, Archie, Stear, Albert and even Neil felt something more than friendship for Candy.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: And earned it, she did.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: Blonde, [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold kindhearted]], and loved by many people in the story.
* GirlishPigtails: Keeps her golden hair like this.
* HairDecorations: Her red ribbons.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: As kind as she's blond.
* HeartwarmingOrphan: An abandoned orphan who spent the first years of her life at the orphanage.
* HeroicBSOD: After Anthony's death.
* HospitalHottie: Wants to become a nurse and works hard for it.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler:She willingly breaks off with Terry, having realized not only that Susanna loved him deeply (probably more than Candy herself ever did), but that their love simply will not survive in the circumstances that they're in.]]
* MeaningfulName: Candy is a sweet girl.
* PluckyGirl: Maybe the TropeCodifier for shoujo manga: when Candy breaks down, she gets up as soon as she can and refuses to stay down. The primary reason why she can keep going through life despite all the hardships thrown at her is because the poor girl refuses to let anyone or anything stop her from being happy. Someone gets in her way, she ''will'' find her way around them.
* RagsToRiches: Starts as an orphan girl. Becomes the "companion" of a RichBitch. Is adopted by a super ultra rich family despite the objections of others.
* RebelliousPrincess: She wants to forge her own destiny without relaying on her adoptive family.
* RepetitiveName: Candy Candy.
* {{Shorttank}}
* ShipperOnDeck: Ships Patty/Stear and [[spoiler: Archie/Annie]].
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Her crush on Anthony.
* SweetPollyOliver: In the BoardingSchool's SchoolFestival she's supposed to [[YouAreGrounded be locked in a room]] after a spat with the nuns, but her friends smuggle her a box with two disguises sent to her by Uncle William. And one of them is a boy outfit with a wig and a CoolMask, which lets her escape.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Candy is an extroverted tomboy who climbs trees and loves mischief. Her friend Annie is a shy, docile, demure girl.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: For all her tomboy traits, Candy is very motherly to the Pony Home kids and has no problems with dresses as long as they're not super elaborate.
* TownGirls: The Butch to Annie's Femme and Patty's Neither.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B. She's sweet, kind-hearted, compassionate... unless she's around Terry.
* WhatBeautifulEyes: Has very, very pretty GreenEyes.
* WomanInWhite: Both as a schoolgirl and as a nurse.
* YouthfulFreckles: Showcasing her kindness and child-like innocence.

[[folder: Annie Brighton]]
->Voiced by: Creator/MamiKoyama, Creator/YumiTouma (OAV)


Candy's childhood friend. When Annie was ten she was adopted by the Brightons, a wealthy family that had already lost a daughter some years ago.

* AdaptationDyeJob: Dark-haired in the anime series, blonde elsewhere.
* BetaCouple: [[spoiler:She and Archie]]
* CassandraTruth: Sorta. Annie is the only one in the St. Paul School who shows worry over the news talking about [[spoiler: the prospect of a world-wide war]], but everyone else tells her to calm down and that nothing will happen. [[spoiler: [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI She's actually right]].]]
* HairDecorations: Like Candy, she uses hair ribbons. [[spoiler: It becomes very important when Candy is framed for trying to hurt her by Neil and Eliza: Annie can't testify in her favor, but she manages to leave one of her hair ribbons to silently tell Candy that she believes in her innocence.]]
* HappilyAdopted: By the Brightons. Subverted when, [[ParentsAsPeople in a well-intentioned but ill-advised move]], [[spoiler: they make her cut off all ties with Candy so people won't know that she's adopted and ostracize her as a result -- not only this deprives both girls of their mutual emotional support, but it doesn't help her to deal with her issues.]]
* HeartWarmingOrphan: Played ''very'' straight when she's a little girl. [[spoiler: When she arrives to St. Paul, however, the girl is so utterly terrified of being bullied because of this trope that she hides her origins from the other students at first. [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer Not that it works for long, anyway]].]]
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: As a teenager, Annie sometimes pulls her hair up in a style that slightly looks like an old-fashioned noblewoman's wig.
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: She and Candy
* ShrinkingViolet: Has ''severe'' self-esteem problems, and even when she begins to overcome them she remains very shy and quiet.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Girly Girl to Candy's Tomboy. Candy is an extroverted tomboy who climbs trees and loves mischief. Annie is a shy, docile, demure girl.
* TownGirls: The Femme to Candy's Butch and Patty's Neither
* UnrequitedTragicMaiden: Believes that she is this to [[spoiler: Archie]]. [[spoiler: [[OfficialCouple She's wrong]].]]

[[folder: Albert]]
->Voiced by: Creator/MakioInoue
[[caption-width-right:330:The various Faces of Albert]]

A free-spirited man that crosses paths with Candy many, MANY times in the story.

* BigBrotherMentor: Not only to Candy, but to [[spoiler: Terry]] as well.
* FirstGuyWins: Out of Candy's potential love interests, he's the only one left in the end and [[spoiler: he met her [[FirstGirlAfterAll long before either Anthony or Terry]], as it turns out Albert was her beloved Prince of the Hill that she met as a child.]]
* FriendToAllLivingThings: He loves animals, and they love him back. Specially his pet skunk.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: A blonde man with a big heart.
* JustAKid: [[spoiler: The reason why he's not able to lead the Andree clan properly is that he's considered too young to do it. He decided to TakeAThirdOption and create the "Uncle William" persona instead.]]
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Without his BadassBeard, he's [[BeautifulAllAlong as gorgeously bishonen]] as the other guys.
* LongLostRelative: [[spoiler:Stear, Archie and Anthony's maternal uncle.]]
* MysteriousProtector: To Candy, as [[spoiler:Uncle William]].
* PrinceCharming: [[spoiler:The last episode of the series reveals he is the mysterious "Prince from the Hill".]]
* RebelPrince
* TraumaInducedAmnesia: Happens to him towards the end.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: [[spoiler:Without his beard and LennonSpecs, he looks almost exactly like his nephew Anthony. A HUGE plot point since this is why Candy couldn't recognize him as her Prince: when they met he was clean shaved and with his hair cut short... but the second time, his looks were completely different.]]

[[folder: Alistair "Stear" Cornwell]]
->Voiced by: Kaneta Kimotsuki (TV series), Creator/MasayaOnosaka (OAV)


The eldest of the Cornwell brothers, and Anthony's cousin. He's outspoken, very booksmart and prone to accidents.

* {{Adorkable}}
* BetaCouple: [[spoiler:Him and Patty.]]
* BrainyBrunette: His craziest inventions tend not to work, but he can make simpler stuff that ''does'' function and is very booksmart.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Basically, a school-aged AbsentMindedProfessor.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Is smiling sadly as his plane is shot down in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.]]
* {{Keet}}: Downplayed: he has several traits of the archetype (cheerful, easily excitable, clumsy), but is capable of serious moments [[spoiler: and ultimately dies in a very, ''very'' tragic manner.]]
* FanBoy: He and Archie are big fans of the actress Eleanor Baker.
* LennonSpecs
* {{Megane}}
* PrincelyYoungMan: A dorkier version of the PrinceCharming type.
* RebelPrince: Later, when [[spoiler: he joins the Air Forces to go into war despite Aunt Elroy banning him from it. [[KillTheCutie It doesn't end well]].]]
* StuffedIntoTheFridge

[[folder: Archibald "Archie" Cornwell]]
->Voiced by: Creator/YujiMitsuya (TV series), Creator/HikaruMidorikawa (OAV)


The youngest Cornwell brother and Anthony's other cousin, very polite and kind but also very blunt when angry.

* DudeLooksLikeALady: Has sometimes been mistaken for a girl, much to his chagrin. [[LongHairedPrettyBoy It's probably due to the hairstyle.]]
* LoveTriangle: Likes Candy and is jealous of Terry. Annie likes him and she's conflicted and jealous of Candy. Terry is, well, ''Terry''. Candy is oblivious at first, and later she feels ''horrible'' when she finds out how badly it affects Annie. It's fixed rather fast, however: when Candy explains the deal, Archie [[LoveEpiphany soon realizes]] that while he likes Candy a lot, [[SecondLove Annie is the one he truly loves]].
* PrincelyYoungMan: The Gentleman type
* TheDandy: Puts a lot of concern on his clothes and physical appearance and will avoid situations that risk his clothes getting ruined. Also, he has been referred to as "that elegant guy" on some occassions.
* WhatTheHellHero: Deals some of these to Terry, who is TheRival for him.

[[folder: Anthony Brown]]


->Voiced by: Creator/KazuhikoInoue (TV series), Creator/RyoHorikawa (OAV)

One of the youngest Andrees, alongside his cousins Alistair and Archibald, and a very naive and sweet young man whom Candy adores. He likes her back and does his best to help her.

* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Dies randomly at the end of an episode, with the following episode dealing with the fallout.
* FirstLove: For Candy, who loves him partly because he looks like her Prince of the Hill but also because he is such a nice boy.
* FlowerMotifs: Roses. He even breeds a special type for Candy, dubing it "Sweet Candy Rose"
* LonelyRichKid: Unlike the more gregarious Cornwell boys, he's very shy and lonely.
* NiceGuy: A very kind-hearted boy.
* RebelPrince: Attempts this in the anime, as he wants to join a riding contest but Elroy won't let him. [[spoiler: Candy helps him with a small BatmanGambit where, with Tom and other kids's help, she tricks Aunt Elroy into thinking people are spreading MaliciousSlander about the Andrees and Anthony wants to save their honor.]]
* PrincelyYoungMan: Of the Gentleman type
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: Male example for Candy (and to Eliza to an extent, though if she really cared about his passing or just wanted to use it as another excuse to ruin Candy's life is ambiguous.)
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: The most kind-hearted boy dies prematurely.
* UptightLovesWild: He's fascinated by Candy's PluckyGirl nature.

[[folder: Terrence "Terry" Grandchester]]
->Voiced by: Creator/KeiTomiyama


A handsome, solitary, unsociable and rebellious youth who does everything alone and pretends to be cool. Terrence meets Candy right before their arrival to the famous and respected St. Paul School in London.

* ADayInTheLimelight: He gets a whole episode to himself in the anime, which explains his DarkAndTroubledPast.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Candy. At first both always annoy and tease each other, but soon they like each other more and more.
* BullyHunter: Who even ''whips'' Neil and his gang when they harrass Candy.
* ButNotTooForeign: Half-English, half-American
* CallingTheOldManOut: A HUGE and well-earned one, when [[spoiler: the Earl refuses to help Candy when both she and Terry are in '''massive''' trouble due to Eliza's machinations. Terry then ditches St. Paul School to both pursue his acting career ''and'' [[ItsNotyouItsMe to not cause Candy any more problems]].]]
* ChickMagnet: Lots of fangirls in-story and in RealLife.
* DespairEventHorizon: Hits this ''hard'' after [[spoiler: Susana's loss of her legs/acting job and suicide attempt coming after she saved ''his'' life, and Candy ending their relationship over it ''and'' how they simply don't work well together.]] It's so bad that it affects his acting skills, leading him from a once a promising actor to a drunkard working cheap shows in the slums. Thankfully, he chose to work himself back up to the top after some pep talks with his friends and [[spoiler: seeing Candy one last time.]]
* HeroicBastard: More exactly [[spoiler: he is the product of an affair between an English lord and an American actress. As a result Terry's status in the high-class English society is ''very'' shaky in comparison to the children the Earl had with his lawful wife, who also [[WickedStepmother is quite bitchy to Terry himself]].]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: His heart is in the right place most of the time, but his behavior is ''terrible'' -- even when he ''is'' trying to do things right.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* PetTheDog: Protects Candy when no one else can, has a soft spot for Susanna.
* TheRival: He and Archie
* TakeAThirdOption: Between [[spoiler: throwing Candy under the bus to save his position at Saint Paul's School]] and [[spoiler: TakingTheHeat for Candy and greatly dishonoring himself and the Granchesters]] Terry chose to... [[spoiler: cut ties with his dad, drop out of Saint Paul and pursue his promising acting career in America.]]
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* TroubledButCute: He's very rebellious and snarky to everyone, even the nuns. But the girls (Candy, Susanna, Eliza for a short while) adore him.

[[folder: Patricia "Patty" O'Brien]]

->Voiced by: Creator/ChiyokoKawashima


Candy's roommate in the St. Paul school, a shy girl who starts developing a stronger side with her help.

* {{Adorkable}}
* BirdsOfAFeather: She and Stear.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: A ''massive'' one, when her beloved fiancè Stear dies in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.]]
* {{Meganekko}}
* {{Ojou}}: NiceGirl type.
* ShrinkingViolet
* TownGirls: The Neither to Candy's Butch and Annie's Femme.

!Other Characters
[[folder: Miss Pony and Sister Lane/Maria]]


A kindly old lady and a nun who keep the OrphanageOfLove afloat, becoming Candy's mother figures.

* CoolOldLady: Miss Pony
* GoodShepherd: Sister Lane
* NunTooHoly: Averted. Sister Lane is a kinda cute young nun, but she is pretty serious and wholesome.
* ParentalSubstitute: Both, for Candy and Annie and everyone in Pony's Home.
* TeamMom: Miss Pony. Sister Lane is a bit of a TeamDad.

[[folder: Thomas "Tom" Steave]]

Another orphan from "Pony's Home", two or three years older than Candy and Annie. He and Candy stay friends through the years.

* ChekhovsGunman: [[AdaptationExpansion In the anime]], he pretty much ''triggers the whole plot'' via being the only orphan child who notices that someone has left baby!Annie and baby!Candy in the doorstep of Pony Home. If not for Tom, the two baby girls would have likely [[SnowMeansDeath frozen to death]].
* {{Cowboy}}: Is adopted by a rich landowner and raised in his ranch.
* ShipTease: Sometimes, as he and Candy grow up. He also shows some jealousy of Anthony when they meet, apparently guessing that he's most likely to end up as the UnluckyChildhoodFriend. [[spoiler: And his adoptive father [[ShipperOnDeck wanted them to marry at some point]]. It doesn't go through, however.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: Him and Candy, as children. Perfectly shown when, the day before Tom leaves the orphanage, he and Candy start hitting each other and Miss Pony has to separate them, but when Mr. Steave comes for him they say their goodbyes in peace.

[[folder: Susanna Marlowe]]
->Voiced by: Koko Kagawa


A promising and very pretty young actress, her partner is Terrence G. Grandchester. Susanna also has feelings for Terrence, as well as ''deep'' insecurities about what she means for him.

* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler:Loses one of her legs when she's crushed by a falling lamp after saving Terry from being hit by it.]]
* BlackMail: [[spoiler:Not from her, but from her [[MyBelovedSmother overprotective mother.]] Mrs. Marlowe tries to manipulate Terry into marrying Susanna since she blames him for the loss of her daughter's career ([[JerkAssHasAPoint and she has a good point about it]], but Susanna herself ends up rejecting the deal later).]]
* BreakTheCutie: This girl goes through HORRIBLE hardships in a very short time span.
* CareerEndingInjury: [[spoiler:She lost her leg due to her pulling a DivingSave to rescue Terry from a falling lamp post, which ended up ruining her career.]]
* ClingyJealousGirl: She tends to be more passive-aggressive than outwardly aggressive.
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Having lost her leg, her beloved Terry ''and'' her lifelong dream of being an actress, she crosses it and [[DrivenToSuicide tries to throw herself off a building]] [[SnowmeansDeath during a massive snow storm.]] [[InterruptedSuicide Candy refuses to let her do so]].]]
* HairDecorations: Her hair is tied in place with a red bow.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: A sweet, if naive and clingy young girl with wavy blond hair.
* HeroicSacrifice: Non-lethal version, since [[spoiler: due to her pulling a DivingSave to rescue Terry from a falling lamp post, she lost her leg ''and'' her career.]] It's even lampshaded by Candy:
-->'''Candy:''' "She... she loves him so much! Her love is so strong that [[spoiler: she sacrificed herself for him!]]"
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Subverted. [[spoiler:She decides to let Terry go, ''explicitely'' saying that [[TheLoad she doesn't want to be a burden on him]], but he decides otherwise and, after making peace with Candy, stays by her side.]]
* InsecureLoveInterest: Terry's.
* ShrinkingViolet: To a degree.
* TragicDream: [[spoiler:She was quite well on her way to theatrical stardom, and then '''shit happened'''.]]
* UnrequitedTragicMaiden: Has ''all'' the signs of being one for Terry. [[spoiler: But he stays by her side.]]

[[folder: John]]

Out of all the kids from "Pony's home", he is the closest to Candy aside of Annie.

* HeartwarmingOrphan
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: He pretty much ''never'' has a proper growth spurt through the years.

[[folder: Jimmy]]
->Voiced by: Sachiko Chijimatsu

A kid that lands 'self in "Pony's Home" midway through the story.

* HotBlooded
* JerkAss: At first.

[[folder: Poope]]

Albert's pet skunk.

* CoolPet

[[folder: Clint]]

A white raccoon who lives near "Pony's Home" and becomes Candy's beloved pet

* CanonImmigrant: Didn't exist in the manga.
* NonHumanSidekick
* TeamPet

[[folder: Uncle William Andrew]]
->Voiced by: [[spoiler: Creator/MakioInoue]]

The ''actual'' boss of the Andree family, he is never ever seen but handles himself through letters and telegrams. He seems to be the only person who Aunt Elroy fears.

* BenevolentBoss: Sorta, to Candy.
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: Never ''ever'' appears. [[spoiler: Until the audience finds out who he actually is - ''[[ItWasWithYouAllAlong he's been there all the time]]''.]]
* ThePatriarch: His authority over the Andree clan is ''absolute'', and only he can stop Aunt Elroy's mean streak flawlessly.

[[folder: Mr. George]]

A butler for the Andrees, who sometimes takes care of Candy. He seems to be Uncle William's right hand.

* OldRetainer: A somewhat younger version.

[[folder: Eliza Legan]]

->Voiced by: Yumi Nakatani


The whimsical daughter of the Reagan family, a branch of the Audrey clan. Candy was originally "adopted" so that Eliza could have a playmate, and ever since then she has done her best to break her.

* AmbiguouslyBrown: Her skin tone was noticeably darker than other girls's
* AlphaBitch: Only rivaled in nastiness by [[Anime/PrincessSarah Lavinia Herbert]], [[Manga/OniisamaE Aya Misaki]], [[Manga/{{Life}} Manami]] and [[Manga/NaruTaru Aki Honda]]. She is so haughty she acts as if she is the lady of the family and as if those teenagers who are not her friends must obey her. Eliza often annoys Candy with her brother Neil, intends to harm her by intriguing and always insults and humiliates her as an example, considering an orphan as a worthless being.
* BitchAlert: The moment she opens her mouth, she lets everyone know just how much of a bitch she is indeed.
* TheBully: To just about everyone, but particularly to Candy.
* DevilInPlainSight: Somehow, no one seems to notice her constant smug smile and evil glare.
* EvilRedhead: In the anime movie.
* ForTheEvulz: There really is no other plausible explanation of her behaviour. She actually HAD an inner monologue that admits that she finds chaos and evil ''fun''.
* HateSink: Probably created as a character the audience would hate... and ''damn, does she succeed in the most spectacular way.''
* {{Jerkass}}: To say little because, as seen above, only expletives can describe her personality accurately.
* KarmaHoudini: She's usually able to get off scott-free for her actions, and even when she ''does'' get in trouble she's good at weaseling her way out of it.
* KickTheDog: Her ''hobby.'' Her PetTheDog moments are both uncommon and often lacking in total sincerity.
* LaserGuidedKarma: While Eliza generally [[KarmaHoudini gets away with the shit she pulls]], the times she ''does'' get karma-slapped tend to be rather spectacular. [[spoiler:When she finds out that Candy is [[{{Bifauxnen}} the boy she had danced with]] in the SchoolFestival despite being supposed to be locked away, she tries to rat her out her to the nuns. However, Candy manages to return to the punishment cellar in time with some help from Terry -- and the sisters not only let go of Candy, ''but they get Eliza grounded'' for "lying". And since Eliza was the one who got Candy punished in the first place, this makes it a definite example of this trope.]]
** Also, she once organizes a tea party to thank Terry for saving her life but doesn't invite Candy. Terry, RebelPrince that he is, deliberately misses said meeting to hang out with Candy instead, greatly humiliating Eliza in front of her GirlPosse.
** The earliest instance takes place when she and Neil lock Candy away in the attic of the Andree's BigFancyHouse. Not only the Andree boys find her and [[SheCleansUpNicely doll her up in a]] PimpedOutDress, but she and Anthony pull a DanceOfRomance, while all Eliza and Neil can do is helplessly watch in rage and jealousy.
* NoblewomansLaugh: Her laugh whenever it's not an EvilLaugh.
* RescueRomance: [[spoiler: Falls for Terry after he saves her life.]]
* RichBitch: Definitely one of the 'finest' (in the negative way) amongst Anime history (it's telling because this is an old anime and she still has few competitors). Eliza is rich, and she's not afraid to flaunt it to the more commoner Candy... as well as torturing her with her richness and continues to make Candy's life worse.
* OjouRinglets: Her hairstyle.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Might as well be her motto.
* SmugSnake: Which only makes her even more unbearable than she already is.
* TheSociopath: She lacks any real empathy for others and sees them as her personal playthings for her to use as she likes. Points added for being unbelievably sadistic and mean-spirited towards everyone but those who are indeed stronger than herself.
* SpoiledBrat: And considering the type of people she and Neil are, this is not a good thing at all.
* VillainousCrush: A brief one, on Terry. Since he's smitten with Candy instead, he doesn't give a crap ''and'' [[HumiliationConga humiliates her]] for treating the girl he likes badly.

[[folder: Neil Legan]]

->Voiced by: Kiyoshi Komiyama, Creator/RyuseiNakao (OAV)


The younger brother of Eliza. He's a typical playboy; villainous and cruel just like his sister, also brutal, gloating and cowardly.

* AmbiguouslyBrown: Like his older sister. And he's even darker than she is!
* ButtMonkey: Whenever he gets his dosing of LaserGuidedKarma, it tends to be far more physical than what Eliza gets.
* TheBully: To just about everyone, but particularly to Candy.
* DirtyCoward: Neil often does things due to Eliza pushing his buttons or pressuring him to. It's not enough to excuse him, though, as he follows her rather happily. He also acts notably more cowardly when in trouble than Eliza does.
* DevilInPlainSight: Again, constant smug smiles and evil glares that go unnoticed except by Candy and her peers.
* EntitledBastard: Combined with EntitledToHaveYou when he develops a VillainousCrush [[spoiler: on Candy.]]
* ForTheEvulz: Why he and Eliza enjoy making trouble for others less privileged than they are.
* FinalBoss: Neil [[spoiler: and his VillainousCrush on Candy]] is the last obstacle Candy faces before [[EarnYourHappyEnding she earns her happy ending.]]
* HateSink: Certainly fulfills the criteria of 'existing to be hated by the audience' just like his sister.
* {{Jerkass}}: '''BIG TIME'''. On some occasions he even ''outdoes'' his sister in this department!
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: At one point it looks like he may end up being decent after all, [[BaitTheDog but nope, he only gets WORSE!]]
* KarmaHoudini: Much like Eliza, except when LaserGuidedKarma hits him in the face.
* KickTheDog: Enjoys this as a hobby along with Eliza.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler: In this case, falling in love with Candy makes him ''eviller''.]]
* MommasBoy: He's very spoiled by his mother.
* RichBastard: Again, much like his sister. Must've ran in the family.
* RescueRomance: [[spoiler:One day Neil is almost thrashed by some guys of a street gang, but Candy saves him by beating them. Therefore he develops a VillainousCrush on her and even forces her to become engaged to him.]]
* ScarpiaUltimatum: [[spoiler:Tries it on Candy, after a brief HopeSpot where the audience is ''almost'' led to believe that he might start getting better.]]
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: He and Eliza always prioritize wealth and status over ethics.
* SmugSnake: It runs in the family too.
* TheSociopath: Like Eliza, he lacks any empathy for anyone but himself.
* SpoiledBrat: And considering the type of people he and Eliza are, this is not a good thing at all.
* VillainousCrush: [[spoiler:Later he's revealed that ''this'' is what he actually feels for Candy.]]

[[folder: Elroy Andrew]]

The apparent leader of the powerful Andree clan, whose authority is only limited by that of the never-seen "Uncle William". A very lawful and stuck-up woman who does her best to keep the clan in line.

* AmbiguouslyBrown: Her skin tone is a similar shade to the Regans.
* AristocratsAreEvil: More like "super ultra lawful and strict", [[HonorBeforeReason which is pretty much an obsession to her.]]
* GrumpyOldMan: Female example.
* ParentalSubstitute: [[spoiler:She raised her nephew Albert in stead of his dead parents.]]
* RichBitch: Not ''as'' utterly asshole-ish as the Regans, but still very bitchy and obsessed with the family honor.

[[folder: Louisa]]

Eliza's almost-as-bitchy best friend in school.

* BetaBitch: To Eliza, as the only member of her GirlPosse who has something of a personality.
* BreakTheHaughty
* HairDecorations: A blue hair bow
* RichesToRags: [[spoiler:Her family goes bankrupt and, as a result, she has to leave the very expensive and traditional BoardingSchool. [[LaserGuidedKarma Karma's a bitch, eh Louisa]]?]]

!Minor Characters
[[folder: Dorothy]]

* GirlishPigtails
* {{Meido}}: For the Regans
* NiceGirl

[[folder: Mr. [=McDermott=]]]

* BigFriendlyDog: He has one, a sweet Saint Bernard named Mienna. [[spoiler: When he passes away, she goes to live in the Pony Home.]]
* CoolOldGuy
* DistractedFromDeath: [[spoiler:Candy was having a nice chat with [=McDermott=], then she went to attend other matters. When she returned, he had passed away]]

[[folder: Eleanor Baker]]

A very beautiful and popular actress, [[spoiler: and Terry's mother. She's the one he got his good looks AND acting ability from.]]

* BeautyMark: Has one on her face
* MysteriousParent: [[spoiler:Terry's.]]
* ParentalNeglect: [[spoiler:She loves Terry deeply, but heavily priorises her career over her son.]]
* TeenPregnancy: Implied, [[spoiler:since Eleanor looks almost disturbingly young for the mother of a boy in his late teens ''and'' the Earl of Granchester looks notoriously older than she does.]]
* WalkingSpoiler

[[folder: Marsha O'Brien]]

Patty's cheerful, kinda thoughtless grandmother.

* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParent: She embarrasses her granddaughter Patty when she shows up at St. Paul to spend the weekend there, since she was homeschooled and thus never went to any kind of school.
* CoolOldLady

[[folder: The Earl of Grandchester]]

A very rich nobleman who appears later in the story. He has his hands full with his legal wife and children and barely takes care of his eldest child [[spoiler: Terry]], conceived out of wedlock with an American woman.

* BlueBlood
* ParentalNeglect: To his eldest son [[spoiler: Terry]].

[[folder: Miss Mary Jane]]

A good friend of Miss Pony and the owner of a famous nursing school. When Candy decides to forge her own destiny, she starts attending her school.

* CoolOldLady
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* SternTeacher: To Candy, Frannie and other would-be nurses.
* TricksterMentor: Subjects Candy to more than one SecretTestOfCharacter.

[[folder: Frannie Hamilton]]


Candy's roommate and foil in the nursing school, a young woman with a deeply wounded heart hidden under her lawful and cold facade.

* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Tall, dark-haired and rather cold and snippy.
* BrokenBird: Thanks to a DarkAndTroubledPast including [[spoiler: a MissingMom, ParentalNeglect from her alcoholic father, etc.]]
* IceQueen
* {{Meganekko}}: Subverted, she's much colder than the standard.
* PutOnABus: More exactly, [[spoiler:she becomes a war nurse and leaves to Europe.]]

[[folder: Cookie]]

A young boy Candy meets

!!Mr. Garcia

* BadassBeard
* DefrostingIceKing: Thank you, [[AllLovingHero Candy]].
* JerkAss

[[folder: Karen Kreiss]]

* AlliterativeName: '''K'''aren '''K'''reiss
* TheRival: Feels this way about Susanna when it comes to acting.

[[folder: Dr. Leonard]]

* ReasonableAuthorityFigure

[[folder: Sister Grace and Sister Margaret]]

The two nuns who run the St. Paul school. Sister Grace is the eldest and more serious one, whereas Sister Margaret is younger and somewhat easier to get along with.

* GoodShepherd: Sister Margaret
* GrumpyOldMan: Sister Grace is another example
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The serious and kind Sister Margaret, in contrast with...
* SternTeacher: Sister Grace, who's VERY inflexible but doesn't relish in unnecessary cruelty to her pupils. But ''Heaven help them'' [[BerserkButton if she believes]] [[LawfulStupid they have broken the rules.]]

[[folder: Catherine]]

* IllGirl: [[spoiler: But as Candy finds out, it's psychosomatic - due to her very pushy StageMom, who's forcing her to become a piano player despite the girl's dislike of classical music. Once said mom actually realises what's going on and apologizes to Catherine, she starts to get better]]