''Series/DegrassiJuniorHigh'' and ''Series/DegrassiHigh'' have LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters. Here are some of the more well-knowns: WARNING! Spoilers abound!
...but if that's not spoilerrific enough, here's a [[Degrassi/ProminentAdultsAndDegrassiFaculty direct link to the character sheet of the adults on the sequel series]].
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!!Michelle Accette
->[-Played by Maureen [=McKay=]-]

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* AscendedExtra: After very few episodes involving her in DJH, she became a major character in DH.
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BreakTheCutie
* DatingWhatDaddyHates: Her parents don't approve of her relationship with B.L.T., because he is black.
* TheIngenue
* NaiveEverygirl
* ThePollyanna
* PluckyGirl
* RavenHairIvorySkin
* ShrinkingViolet: One episode deals with her shyness.

!!Melanie Brodie
->[-Played by Sara Ballingall-]

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* ACupAngst
* {{Adorkable}}: Oh, ''yes''.
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* TheCutie
* DrugsAreBad: "Did you ever look at Kathleen's diary?"
* GenkiGirl
* IntoxicationEnsues: She takes marijuana brought to a party by Kathleen. She ends up being the one most effected by it.
* NaiveEverygirl: A textbook example.
* OutOfFocus: In ''Series/DegrassiHigh'' she became a SatelliteCharacter who does nothing other than hanging out with Kathleen.
* StarCrossedLovers: Despite really liking each other, every attempt she and Snake make to date ends up in a disaster. By DH, they have stopped trying.
* ThoseTwoGirls: With Kathleen. Later with Diana too.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Again, with Kathleen, though much more so in DJH than DH.
* YouGoGirl: In "The Great Race" she proved to be the best school swimmer, beating Jason, the resident JerkJock.

!!Tessa Campinelli
->[-Played by Kirsten Bourne-]

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* ChekhovsGunman: An extra in ''Degrassi Junior High'', [[AscendedExtra ascended]] that status to become a recurring character in ''Degrassi High'', and then eventually became a major character in TheMovie.
* GoodBadGirl: She actually seemed like a decent person until it came to relationships and sex.
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Averted. She never tells Joey she was pregnant.
* ShesAllGrownUp
* YourCheatingHeart: Cheats on her boyfriend Alex with Yick. This was way before she broke up Joey and Caitlin.

!!Clutch
->[-Played by Steve Bedernjak-]

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* AlcoholHic
* TheAllegedCar: Despite attempts to make it seem like a CoolCar, his [[WhatAPieceOfJunk car really was a piece of junk]].
* GroinAttack: Suffers one from Lucy.
* {{Jerkass}}: Most of it can be blamed on his drinking.
* OnlyOneName
* OutOfFocus: In the last season of Degrassi High, he is only seen in the background.
* WhatTheHellHero: He dates Lucy, his best friend's ex-girlfriend!

!!Simon Dexter
->[-Played by Michael Carry-]

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* {{Bishonen}}: Both the character and the actor playing him were models.
* BetaCouple / BirdsOfAFeather: With Alexa.
* ChickMagnet
* TheDitz: Just like Alexa.
* DumbBlonde: A rare male example.
* FakeAmerican
* HappilyMarried: With Alexa, after the movie.
* SatelliteCharacter: Unlike every other character in DJH and DH, he never gets a plot built around his character. He basically exists to hover around Alexa.
* SatelliteLoveInterest
* UnwantedHarem: After appearing in a commercial/magazine, he quickly (and only temporarily) gains a group of [[{{Fangirl}} fangirls]] which follow him around.

!!Heather and Erica Farrel
->[-Played by Angela and Maureen Deiseach-]

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* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Erica and Heather, respectively.
* GirlPosse: To Stephanie in the first two seasons.
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Averted. Although it haunts Erica for the rest of the series.
* PowerTrio: They form one with Stephanie, Spike, and later Lucy in DH.
* RedOniBlueOni[=/=]GoodAngelBadAngel
* {{Satellite Character}}s: Most of the time.
* SiblingYinYang: Erica was the wild one while Heather was the good girl.
* TwinSwitch: They pull one off during a date with Clutch. It backfires when Clutch ignores them and falls for Lucy.

!!Lucy Fernandez
->[-Played by Anais Granofsky-]

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Paul and Clutch.
* TheBeautifulElite
* BrokenBird: Initially, in the first 2 seasons of ''Series/DegrassiJuniorHigh''.
* CharacterDevelopment: Originally a moody, troubled and rebellious BrokenBird, she turns into a charismatic and confident overachiever.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Starts of kind of bitchy (though not without good reason), but is pretty mellowed out by the time Degrassi High rolls around.
* HugeSchoolgirl: She is at least a foot taller than the other girls.
* LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces
* LonelyRichKid: It's sad when she all but begs Voula to stay with her when her parents leave her alone again.
* TheOjou
* ParentalNeglect
* SheIsAllGrownUp: She becomes quite attractive when she gets older.
* SoapboxSadie: In later years.
* StrawFeminist: Again, she became this in ''Series/DegrassiHigh''.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Girly girl to LD's tomboy.
* {{Troperiffic}}: Her horror film.

!!Joey Jeremiah
->[-Played by Pat Mastroianni-]

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* {{Adorkable}}: Supposed to be the "cool guy" ([[SmallNameBigEgo in his mind, anyway]]) but most of the time he comes off as this.
* AlliterativeName
* BookDumb
* BreakoutCharacter: The most well known character from early Degrassi.
* BreakTheCutie / BreakTheHaughty: When he failed grade eight in ''Series/DegrassiJuniorHigh'' and again when he's diagnosed with dysgraphia in high school and is placed in a special education class.
* TheBully: A ''very'' moderate version of this in season 1 (to Arthur, Yick, Melanie), but completely averted afterwards.
* CasanovaWannabe: He tries to get with everyone and fails before Caitlin takes an interest.
* {{Catchphrase}}: He always says "Trust me" when he's trying to convince his friends to do something stupid. In one episode, [[TitleDrop he says it so much that that's the title!]] This is finally [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the series finale when Joey is worried about his date with Caitlin.
-->'''Wheels''': Relax, everything will be fine. Trust me.
-->'''Joey''': Don't say that! Every time we say that it's a disaster!
* CharacterDevelopment: He's introduced in season 1 as an obnoxious,immature, egotistical jerk. While still keeping these traits, he becomes a more likable and good person as the seasons went on.
** This is sadly subverted in TheMovie where he TookALevelInJerkass again.
** He's actually worse than he ever was in the movie! Even in his early days, he was a good friend. In the film, he treats Snake like crap.
* ClassClown
* DoggedNiceGuy: To Stephanie, in season 1. To Liz, in season 2.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Wheels and Snake.
* HighSchoolHustler
* HotBlooded
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Liz said it best: "Joey's okay. He just doesn't think sometimes."
* {{Keet}}
* LaserGuidedKarma: Very often. In the movie he ends up losing his girlfriend and his friends.
* LIsForDyslexia: Well, not exactly. He has Dys''graphia''.
* NiceHat: Is instantly recognizable because of his fedora.
* ObliviousToLove: Had no clue that Caitlin liked him.
* OppositesAttract: Him and Caitlin.
* OutGambitted: Constantly.
* PluckyComicRelief: Interestingly, since he also seems the main character.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Manly man to Snake's sensitive guy. Ironically, he's short and skinny and Snake is a big GentleGiant.
* TheSlacker
* SmallNameBigEgo
* ThirdPersonPerson: In season 1. Occasionally, later on as well.
* TricksterArchetype
* UnlikelyHero: In Rick's storyline.
* YourCheatingHeart: With Tessa on Caitlin.
* ZanyScheme: His specialty.

!!Stephanie Kaye
->[-Played by Nicole Stoffman-]

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* AlphaBitch: Although a much more vulnerable one.
* BeAWhoreToGetYourMan: The only way she feels she can attract boys is by dressing and acting like a total slut.
* BigBrotherBully: A female example with the way she treats her brother Arthur.
* BreakTheHaughty
* DateRapeAverted: Avoided this from an older soap star with a horrible mullet.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Her character after the first season. Her parents divorce and her lack of self worth [[DrivenToSuicide leads her to consider suicide]]. She gets better.
* EightiesHair: Her hair might be the most dated element of the show.
* {{Expy}}: She was the first Degrassi girl to change into more revealing clothing in the girls' washroom beofre class, a trick later used by Manny Santos and Alli Bhandari.
* FunetikAksent: She spells her name Kaye. K-A-Y-E. Calling her Kobalawski is just a BerserkButton.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: At her core, this is pretty much how she feels.
* InformedAttractiveness: Once she cakes on the makeup, trashes up her clothes, and teases up her hair, she becomes the hottest 14 year old in Canada. Or so we are told.
* LaserGuidedKarma: She pisses off everyone by the end of first season.
* MsFanservice
* TheProtagonist: She is the most prominent character during the first season of ''Degrassi Junior High'' and her story arc bookends the season.
* PutOnABus: To a private school in the last three seasons.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The actress left the show and went on to star in a sitcom with former football star Lyle Alzado. This forced the writers to bring spotlight to other characters.
* SingleGirlSeeksMostPopularGuy: Simon, in season 2.

!!Arthur Kobalowski
->[-Played by Duncan Waugh-]

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* ACupAngst: G-rated version: He hates being short.
* {{Adorkable}}
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling
* TheArtifact: Once Stephanie left, his character moved into the background. By ''Degrassi High'', he was DemotedToExtra. Ironically this would also happen to Ashley and her brother Toby in ''Degrassi: The Next Generation''. Their characters were very much based on Steph and Arthur.
* ButtMonkey
* ComedicHero
* DemotedToExtra: Along with Joey and Steph, he and Yick were the stars of ''Degrassi Junior High''. But by ''Degrassi High'', he is relegated to more of a background character,
* DoggedNiceGuy: He has a major crush on Caitlin, but she makes it clear she is not interested. Other than that the poor guy gets no other romantic subplot. Which is saying something for Degrassi.
* {{Geek}}
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: He was suppose to be part of a bullying plot during ''Degrassi High''. But the actor had grown so large that it wasn't believable.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Yick.
* TwoLinesNoWaiting: Arthur and Yick were usually part the B-plot in every episode during ''Degrassi Junior High''.

!!Luke Matthews
->[-Played by Andy Chambers-]

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* TheAggressiveDrugDealer: Although not a dealer, he was responsible for making Shane try acid through peer pressure. It was the 80s.
* FunctionalAddict: Somewhat
* KarmaHoudini: He escapes all the trouble he caused for Shane.
* {{Jerkass}}
* ToxicFriendInfluence: To both Shane and later Yick.
* VillainByDefault: The closest thing ''Degrassi'' had to a true villain.

!!Shane [=McKay=]
->[-Played by Bill Parrot-]

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* CatchPhrase: "You should be kicked in the head!"
** FunnyAneurysmMoment: He suffered severe brain damage and was basically written off the show.
* LetsJustBeFriends: Spike and him attempt this after the pregnancy, but it doesn't work.
* TheOtherDarrin: In his appearance in ''Series/DegrassiTheNextGeneration''. The original actor was not asked to portray the character again.
* PutOnABusToHell: After his accident.
** TheBusCameBack: He went to visit Spike for the last time in DH, the year after the accident who left him mentally disabled.
** He seemed to be far higher-functioning in DH (when he was receiving intensive outpatient therapy while living at home with his family) than in TNG (after he had been warehoused in an institution his entire adult life).
* TeenPregnancy: Most of his plot deals with the problems he faces as a teenage dad. It ends after his drugged induced accident.

!!Kathleen Mead
->[-Played by Rebecca Haines-]

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* AcademicAlphaBitch
* AlcoholicParent: Her mother.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: She went from disliking Rick to developing a crush on him.
* BlondesAreEvil: One of the meanest characters in early Degrassi.
* BreakTheHaughty
* ControlFreak
* DomesticAbuser: Her boyfriend Scott in ''Degrassi High''. While she could be a major {{Jerkass}}, this pushed her into TheWoobie territory.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Like Lucy, she's considerably less snooty and bitchy by the time ''Degrassi High'' comes around.
* {{Jerkass}}: in ''Degrassi Junior High'' more so.
* KnowNothingKnowItAll
* TheRival: Caitlin's rival.
* SmugSnake
* ThoseTwoGirls: With Melanie, of course.
* {{Tsundere}}: To Rick.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Melanie.

!!Rick Munro
->[-Played by Craig Driscoll-]

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* AbusiveParents: His abusive father.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Caitlin and ultimately Kathleen.
* {{Badass}}: Though it's more a reputation than anything.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Abruptly disappears after season two of DJH with only a passing mention by Caitlin in season three. He would be the first in a long line of Brother Chucks in the ''Degrassi'' franchise.
** Actually he's the second, with Voula being the first.
* DisproportionateRetribution: His father beats him for giving Joey a soda.
* SmarterThanYouLook: Caitlin finds this out during the episode ''Smokescreen''.
* TroubledButCute: The first of Degrassi's troubled cute boys that would continue with his {{Expy}} Craig Manning in TNG.
* WeHardlyKnewYe

!!Christine "Spike" Nelson
->[-Played by Amanda Stepto-]

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* AscendedExtra: Spike was only present in two episodes in season 1. Later she got a bigger role thanks to her TeenPregnancy storyline.
* AwesomeMcCoolName: It's never mentioned how she got the nickname Spike. Most people assume it's the hair, though.
* FreakyFashionMildMind
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Liz
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* OpenMindedParent: Her mom was surprisingly accepting of her pregnancy at 14. Although this wasn't exactly portrayed as a good thing.
* PerkyGoth: While more punk than goth, her appearence belied what a polite and sweet girl she was.
* PluckyGirl
* PromBaby: Went into labor during her prom.
* SpikyHair: Where her nickname comes from.
* TeenPregnancy: With Emma, future quasi-protagonist of [[Series/{{Degrassi}} Degrassi: The Next Generation]].
* {{Tsundere}}: To Shane. More "tsun" though.

!!Alexa Pappodopoulos
->[-Played by Irene Courakos-]

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* AscendedExtra: Sometimes in season 1, you can see her in the background but she didn't have a real part until season 2.
* BeAWhoreToGetYourMan: Wore Stephanie's "sexy" clothes to go after Simon. Her mom made her give them back since it made her look like a hooker.
* BetaCouple / BirdsOfAFeather: With Simon.
* ClingyJealousGirl: ''Constantly'' believes her relationship with Simon to be on the verge of implosion.
* TheDitz: To go along with Simon to form a Ditz Couple.
* GenkiGirl
* HappilyMarried: With Simon, after TheMovie.
* SingleGirlSeeksMostPopularGuy: And Simon actually picked her over AlphaBitch Stephanie.
* {{Tsundere}}: More "dere" than "tsun".

!!Liz O'Rourke
->[-Played by Cathy Keenan-]

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* AnimalWrongsGroup: Hates Caitlin because she uses medicine tested on chimps for her seizures.
* BrokenBird
* FreakyFashionMildMind
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Spike.
* PerpetualFrowner
* TheQuincyPunk: Averted. Although she has the look and attitude, she cares about issues like abortion and animal rights.
* RapeAsBackstory
* SatelliteCharacter: To Spike, most of the time.
* TheSnarkKnight
* SoapBoxSadie: Anti-abortion and pro animal rights. She is one of the few characters on television who is portrayed as pro-life, but not for religious reasons. She abhors abortion because her mother nearly aborted her.
* {{Tsundere}}: To Joey early on, but after he tries to put the moves on her, goes to constant "tsun".

!!Caitlin Ryan
->[-Played by Stacie Mistysyn-]

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Rick and Joey
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BrainyBrunette
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange
* {{Expy}}: The same basic character as Mystysyn's in ''Series/TheKidsOfDegrassiStreet'' (Lisa).
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Tries to call attention to how the parents are treating Spike's pregnancy. She ends up hurting Spike.
* GoGetterGirl
* GranolaGirl
* IceQueen: Her portrayal after dumping Joey for Claude in ''Degrassi High''. Joey even calls her an "Ice Maiden" at one point.
* ICanChangeMyBeloved: She sometimes sees boys as projects to fix. Rick and Joey call her out on this.
* OppositesAttract: Her and Joey/Rick.
* TheRival: With Kathleen.
* TheSmartGirl
* SoapboxSadie: Before Emma, there was Caitlin. Most of her plots revolved around her and some cause.
* SkunkStripe: Sort of; he hair isn't actually black, but she has medium to dark brown hair, and during season 3 of DJH, and the first season of DH, she had a blond wave in it.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Joey. Even though they are madly in love, no matter how hard they try, it never seems to work.
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* {{Tsundere}}: To Joey.

!!Archibald "Snake" Simpson
->[-Played by Stefan Brogren-]

* {{Adorkable}}
* AwesomeMcCoolName: Snake. We never find out how he got the name.
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* ChickMagnet: He has many girls crushing on him in both DJH ''and'' DH (Melanie, Spike, Michelle, Amy, Allison). Subverted in TheMovie where, for some reason, he was unable to get any girl and even made fun of because of this.
* CoolLoser: In TheMovie, he becomes a full fledged ButtMonkey.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In his very first appearance, running for student council against Stephanie, we see him standing on the steps of the school talking about what he'd change if he were in charge. Almost certainly nobody in 1987 knew what his being on the show would lead to, but the "..you won't recognize this school at all" scene at the end of ''The Boiling Point'' might be a deliberate CallBack.
* GentleGiant: Borders on LovableCoward.
* HeroicBSOD: He is, unfortunately, the one to discover Claude's body in the bathroom. Though he bravely reports it, he is still very traumatized by it and drops out of school for a week or two to recover.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Joey and Wheels.
* NiceGuy
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* OnlySaneMan: When he is with Joey and Wheels.
* PrecisionFStrike
* RedHeadedHero: Well, sort of. He's basically one of the biggest characters on the show, and though his hair is more strawberry blond, this trope would still apply.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive guy to Joey's manly man.

!!Claude Tanner
->[-Played by David Armin-Parcells-]

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* BackForTheDead
* BoomHeadshot: though we don't actually see it, Snake mentions that upon discovering Claude's body, only half of his face was left.
* ADeathInTheLimelight: He only appeared in a few episodes in season one, before committing suicide near the end of season two.
* DirtyCoward: He doesn't even bother to help Caitlin when she's about to be caught by the police after spray painting a nuke building factory.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[YouShouldKnowThisAlready You Should Know This Already.]]
* EmoTeen: An over the top 80s version.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: "Hey Caitlin! I have a great idea for a date. Let's go ''spray paint slogans'' on a nuclear weapon parts making facility! And then I'll run away when I might get caught, leaving you out to dry!"
* {{Hypocrite}}
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: His name is pronounced as "Clohd" (as in, the word "oh"), ''NOT'' as "Clawd", as would normally be.
* KilledOffForReal
* RomanticFalseLead

!!Derek "Wheels" Wheeler
->[-Played by Neil Hope-]

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* TheAlcoholic: In TheMovie.
* AntiHero
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: ''School's Out!'' features a big one.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: He has issues with his adoptive parents, and then they die.
* BreakTheCutie: ''And how''. He went from a fun loving and all around good guy (in the first 2 seasons of ''Series/DegrassiJuniorHigh'') to a selfish, destructive jerk after his parents' death. And he only got worse in ''Series/DegrassiHigh'', to the point that even his best friends couldn't stand him anymore and his grandparents kicked him out of the house. Taken UpToEleven in ''School's Out'' where other than a JerkAss he became also DrunkDriver and a [[spoiler: ''murderer''.]]
* CatchPhrase: "My parents are dead."
* CerebusSyndrome: In fact, the guy who kills his parents could be considered a full-blown KnightOfCerebus.
* DateRapeAverted
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Joey and Snake.
* InformedAttractiveness: Stephanie's belief that Wheels is the sexiest boy at ''Degrassi Junior High'' perplexed Albert of Website/TheAgonyBooth. And probably everyone else.
* ItsAllAboutMe
* LaserGuidedKarma: ''School's Out'' ends with him in jail.
* NeverMyFault: Blames all his bad behavior on the death of his parents. Wheels' inability to accept culpability angers and disgusts Snake who refuses to forgive him for twelve years.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* ParentalAbandonment: His parents are dead.
* ShotaCon: He hitchhikes to see his real father. Along the way..."Don't worry, Derek. It'll feel good."
* TookALevelInJerkass: Started ''very'' slowly after his parents died. He went full {{JerkAss}} in ''Degrassi High'', but seemed to get better near the end. Only to have it horribly subverted in ''School's Out''.
* TroubledButCute

!!Yick Yu
->[-Played by Siluck Saysanasy-]

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* ACupAngst: G-rated version: He hates being short.
* {{Adorkable}}: In ''Series/DegrassiJuniorHigh'', at least.
* AlliterativeName
* AsianAndNerdy: But not too nerdy; he is an athlete, after all.
* ComedicHero
* DemotedToExtra: No longer a cute kid, he find himself OutOfFocus during ''Degrassi High''.
* HormoneAddledTeenager: He has dreams where he, you know, kinda, "leaks".
* PassFail: Though from Laos, he tries to pass as being from the Chinese upper class in order to make his family history "interesting".
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Arthur, and later with Luke.
* TookALevelInJerkass: He turns into a total jerk in ''Degrassi High''. It coincides right with the breakup of the Arthur and Yick bromance.

!!Dwayne Myers
->[-Played by Darrin Brown-]

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* ArchEnemy: To Joey, but they reconcile after Dwayne discovers he is HIV-positive and Joey agrees to keep his secret.
* AscendedExtra | ChekhovsGunman: Is a seemingly one-off character appearing in a couple episodes of DJH, only to get full blow main character status in ''Degrassi High''.
* BreakTheHaughty: Whoo boy....
* TheBully: Especially to Joey.
* FatBastard
* HeelFaceTurn: Sort of.
* OddFriendship: He started one with Joey in the second season of ''Series/DegrassiHigh''.
* TerribleTrio: Tabby, Nick, and Dwayne. The least threatening trio of bullies ever.
* VerySpecialEpisode: His entire plot took over season two of ''Degrassi High''. It was the early 90s and AIDS was just starting to be talked about.

!!Lorraine "L.D." Delacorte
->[-Played by Amanda Cook -]

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* GirlinessUpgrade: Averted. Although Lucy tried.
* IllGirl: Is diagnosed with Leukemia in season one of ''Degrassi High''.
* PutOnABus: Her last appearance is during the first season of DH, and after that it's said that she's off adventuring with her dad after her brush with Leukemia. Lucy makes several video diaries for her, up until the very last episode of DH. However, none of this is present, nor is she in fact ''anywhere'' to be seen in ''School's Out''.
* MakeoverMontage: Lucy gives her one and it makes her look much worse.
* StrawFeminist
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: She's the tomboy to Lucy and most of her friends.
* YouGoGirl

!!Alex Yankou
->[-Played by John Ioannou-]

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* AscendedExtra: He is a SatelliteCharacter in DJH, but finally got some plots of his own in DH. The actor had been part of the Degrassi cast since ''The Kids of Degrassi Street''.
* DoggedNiceGuy: He actually succeeds in landing a girlfriend in Tessa. Before she dumps him for Yick.
* ExtravertedNerd
* {{Geek}}
* NerdGlasses