The character sheet for ''Manga/CandyCandy''.

!!Candace White Andree alias Candy
->Voiced by: Creator/MinoriMatsushima (TV series)

* {{All Loving Hero}}ine
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Annie loves her and at the same time envies her for being popular with guys ''and'' outspoken with her feelings.
* BreakTheCutie: The whole series thrives on this. She comes close many times, but ultimately picks herself up.
* [[spoiler: ButNowIMustGo ''and'' IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: She willingly breaks off with Terry, having realised 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.]]
* [[spoiler: DisguisedInDrag: 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 and pull a SweetPollyOliver.]]
** [[spoiler: 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...]]
* DoorstopBaby: She and Annie were left on the doorstep of Pony's house
* HairOfGoldHeartofGold: As kind as she's blond.
** GirlishPigtails: Keeps her golden hair like this, alongside [[HairDecorations red ribbons]]
* HeartWarmingOrphan
* HospitalHottie: Wants to become a nurse and works hard for it.
* RagsToRoyalty: 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.
* PluckyGirl: Maybe the TropeCodifier for shoujo manga.
* ShipperOnDeck: Ships Patty/Stear and [[spoiler: Archie/Annie]].
* SpiritedYoungLady
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak
* {{Tsundere}}: A Type B to Terry.
* WhatBeautifulEyes: Has very, very pretty GreenEyes.
* WomanInWhite: Both as a schoolgirl and as a nurse.
* YouthfulFreckles

!!Miss Pony and Sister Lane/Maria

* 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.

!!Annie Brighton
->Voiced by: Creator/MamiKoyama, Creator/YumiTouma (OAV)

* AdaptationDyeJob: Dark-haired in the anime series, blonde elsewhere.
* [[spoiler: BetaCouple: 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/WorldWarOne 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.
* UnrequitedTragicMaiden: Believes that she is this to [[spoiler: Archie]]. [[spoiler: [[OfficialCouple She's wrong]].]]

!!Thomas Steave alias Tom

* ChekhovsGunman: 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.


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

->Voiced by: Sachiko Chijimatsu

* JerkAss: At first.
* HotBlooded


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

!!The Regan parents

* AdultsAreUseless: Mr. Regan is almost never present.
* RichBitch: Ruth Regan. It's easy to see where Neil and Eliza got their nasty attitude... which she even ''encourages''.
* SmugSnake: Ruth again.

!!Eliza Regan
->Voiced by: Yumi Nakatani

* AmbiguouslyBrown: Her skin tone was noticeably darker than other girls's
* AlphaBitch: Only rivaled in nastiness by [[OniisamaE Aya Misaki]], [[Manga/{{Life}} Manami]] and [[NaruTaru Aki Honda]]
* 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's just a cunt (sorry, but any other word would be an understatement).
* JerkAss: To say little because, as seen above, only expletives can describe her personality accurately.
* KarmaHoudini <- -> LaserGuidedKarma: While Eliza generally 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, [[HumiliationConga which reduces Elisa into a sobbing mess.]]
* NoblewomansLaugh
* RichBitch
* OjouRinglets
* SmugSnake
* TheSociopath
* SpoiledBrat
* 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.

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

* AmbiguouslyBrown: Like his twin older sister. And he's even darker than she is!
* 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.
* JerkAss
** [[spoiler: JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Toward the end of the series, it looks like [[LoveRedeems love will redeem him]], only for [[LoveMakesYouEvil the exact opposite]] to happen.]]
* RichBitch: Male example.
* SmugSnake
* SpoiledBrat
* [[spoiler: VillainousCrush: Later he's revealed that ''this'' is what he actually feels for Candy.]]
** [[spoiler: ScarpiaUltimatum: Tries it on Candy, after a brief HopeSpot where we're ''almost'' led to believe that he might start getting better.]]


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

!!Elroy Andree aka Great-Aunt Elroy

* AmbiguouslyBrown
* AristocratsAreEvil: More like "super ultra lawful and strict", [[HonorBeforeReason which is pretty much an obsession to her.]]
* [[GrumpyOldMan Grumpy Old Woman]]
* [[spoiler: ParentalSubstitute: 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.

!!Uncle William Andree [[spoiler: aka William Albert Andree]]
->Voiced by: [[spoiler: Creator/MakioInoue]]

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

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

* [[spoiler: DroppedABridgeOnHim]]
* FirstLove: For Candy, who loves him because she's sure that he's her Prince of the Hill -- despite how he says he isn't. [[spoiler: And yeah, he's not. But she won't know it until the end.]]
* FlowerMotifs: Roses. He even breeds a special type for Candy, dubing it "Sweet Candy Rose"
* LonelyRichKid
* NiceGuy
* 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
* [[spoiler: StuffedIntoTheFridge]]
* UptightLovesWild

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

* {{Adorkable}}
* [[spoiler: BetaCouple: Him and Patty]]
** [[spoiler: HerHeartWillGoOn]]
* BrainyBrunette
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Basically, a school-aged AbsentMindedProfessor.
* [[spoiler: GoOutWithASmile: Is smiling sadly as his plane is shot down in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne.]]
* {{Keet}}
* 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]].]]
* [[spoiler: StuffedIntoTheFridge]]

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

* 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
* WhatTheHellHero: Deals some of these to Terry, who is TheRival for him.

!!Albert [[spoiler: aka William Albert Andree]]
->Voiced by: Creator/MakioInoue

* BigBrotherMentor: Not only to Candy, but to [[spoiler: Terry]] as well.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: He loves animals, and they love him back. Specially his pet skunk.
* 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.
* [[spoiler: LongLostRelative: Stear, Archie and Anthony's maternal uncle.]]
** [[spoiler: StrongFamilyResemblance: 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.]]
* [[spoiler: MysteriousProtector: To Candy, as Uncle William.]]
* [[spoiler: PrinceCharming: The last episode of the series reveals he is the mysterious "Prince from the Hill".]]
* [[spoiler: RebelPrince]]
* [[spoiler: TraumaInducedAmnesia]]

!!Poope the skunk

* CoolPet

!!Mr. Garcia

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

!!Mr. George

* OldRetainer: A somewhat younger version.

!!Sister Grace and Sister Margaret

* GoodShepherd: Sister Margaret
* 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 you'' [[BerserkButton if she believes]] [[LawfulStupid you have broken the rules.]]

!!Patricia "Patty" O'Brien

->Voiced by: Creator/ChiyokoKawashima

* {{Adorkable}}
* BirdsOfAFeather: She and Stear.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: A ''massive'' one, when her beloved fiancè Stear dies in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne.]]
* {{Meganekko}}
* TheOjou: NiceGirl type
* ShrinkingViolet

!!Marsha O'Brien

* [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents Amazingly Embarrassing Grandmother]]: At first, to Patty
* CoolOldLady


* BetaBitch: To Eliza, as the only member of her GirlPosse who has something of a personality.
* [[spoiler: BreakTheHaughty]]
* HairDecorations: A blue hair bow
* [[spoiler: ImpoverishedPatrician - RichesToRags: 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]]?]]

!!Terence "Terry" Grandchester
->Voiced by: Creator/KeiTomiyama

* ADayInTheLimelight: He gets a whole episode to himself in the anime, which explains his DarkAndTroubledPast.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: He's very rebellious and snarky to everyone, even the nuns. But the girls (Candy, Susanna, Eliza for a short while, and lots of fangirls in-story and in RealLife) adore him.
* BullyHunter: Who even ''whips'' Neil and his gang when they harrass Candy.
* ButNotTooForeign: Half-English, half-American
* [[spoiler: 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]].]]
* HandsomeDevil: A more subdued version, at his worst.
* [[spoiler: HeroicBastard]]: More exactly [[spoiler: he is the product of an affair between an English lord and an American actress, so 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]].]]
* JerkAss <- -> 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
* [[spoiler: MommyIssues]]
* 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

!!The Earl of [[spoiler: Grandchester]]

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

!!Eleanor Baker

* [[spoiler: AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Implied, 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.]]
* BeautyMark: Has one on her face
* [[spoiler: MysteriousParent: Terry's]]
* [[spoiler: ParentalNeglect: She loves Terry deeply, but heavily priorises her career over her son.]]
* WalkingSpoiler

!!Miss Mary Jane

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

!!Frannie Hamilton

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

!!Dr. Leonard

* ReasonableAuthorityFigure


* 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]]

!!Mr. [=McDermott=]

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

!!Charlie Sanders

!!Susanna Marlowe
->Voiced by: Koko Kagawa

* [[spoiler: AnArmAndALeg: Loses one of her legs when she's crushed by a falling lamp after saving Terry from being hit by it.]]
* [[spoiler: BlackMail: 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.]]
* TheCutie
** [[spoiler: BreakTheCutie]]
* ClingyJealousGirl: But not as much as the FanDumb [[DieForOurShip likes to think she is.]] She tends to be more passive-aggressive than outwardly aggressive.
* [[spoiler: DespairEventHorizon: 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]].]]
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: A sweet, if naive young girl with wavy blond hair.
** HairDecorations: Which was tied in place with a red bow.
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice]]: Non-lethal version, since [[spoiler: due to her pulling 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!]]"
* [[spoiler: IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Subverted. 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.
* [[spoiler: TragicDream: 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.]]

!!Karen Kreiss

* TheRival