Characters in ''Series/EastEnders''

[[folder: Present]]

!!Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt)
* AesopAmnesia: Occasionally Ian will have an epiphany and realize that he should pride his wife and kids above money... it normally lasts about 2 weeks
* FatalFlaw: {{Greed}}.
* ParentalFavouritism: Particularly, when Peter and Lucy were played by: Thomas Law and Melissa Suffield. He preferred Peter over Lucy.
** Shortly before [[spoiler:her death]], Ian showed intense favoritism toward Lucy naming her his "success story", Peter was not pleased to overhear this.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Played straight with Cindy and Mel.
* UntoUsASonAndDaughterAreBorn: His and Cindy's twins: Peter and Lucy.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Though this has largely been forgotten, in the early years, he was desperately trying to win his father's approval.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Alfie Moon , the pair became firm friends after Alfie arrived in Walford in 2004, one's a conman and a near bigamist with a criminal record and the other's a serial spouse with the habit of been a miser they are the best friend either man has ever had.

!!Dot Branning (June Brown)
* AsTheGoodBookSays
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Oh I say!"
* GossipyHens: A trait for the elderly of Walford.
* HypocriticalHumour: "You know me, I ain't one to gossip, but..."
* HappilyMarried: To Jim Branning, her first marriage to the elder Charlie Cotton went sour very quickly leaving her to raise son Nick alone

!!Janine Butcher (Charlie Brooks currently. Previously, Rebecca Michael, Alexia Demetriou)
* BadSamaritan
* CryingWolf: most of her family's convinced she murdered her grandmother Lydia
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Janine has no problem with destroying lives, but genuinely seemed horrified by Rob's exploitation of Whitney (though guilt, marginal family loyalty and fear of reprisal helped)
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: the only insult that actually seems to upset Janine is reference to one of her... previous lines of employment.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Janine Butcher will manipulate, con or even murder for her own self gain, all the while genuinely convinced she is Walford's purist [[TheWoobie Woobie]] forced into unscrupulous schemes by the cruel world around her.
* GoldDigger
* MoralityPet: Billy, Tiff, Whitney and Lydia are the most recent/longstanding examples.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds

!!Phil Mitchell (Steve [=McFadden=])
* AbusiveParents: But Eric did love him and his siblings despite the violence
* BaldOfAwesome
* CitizenshipMarriage
* ICouldaBeenAContender: Phil had a real shot at being a pro boxer, but bottled his big chance.
* TheAlcoholic/AlcoholicParent: Was one and father Eric was one too.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: At his core Phil is this, he saved Peter Beale from drowning, took Jay in after Billy lashed out at him and [[spoiler:after Lucy's murder comforted a devastated Ian, coming to tears himself]]
* PapaWolf: He staged the scene of Heather's murder as a burglary and destroyed evidence to protect Ben and Jay, he also nearly battered Christian Clarke with a baseball bat when he believed Christian had made a move on Ben.
* PetTheDog: Phil took this to a whole new level when Linda Carter's dog Lady Di had a litter of puppies. Phil, noticing the runt of the litter was not breathing, gave the puppy mouth to mouth resuscitation and ensured its survival.

!!Carol Jackson (Lindsey Coulson)
* MamaBear: Don't mess with her family. Just don't.
* MrsRobinson: She once slept with a guy, like 25 years younger.
* ReallyGetsAround: All her four children have different fathers.

!!Peter Beale (Ben Hardy, previously: Francis Britton-Snell, Alex Stevens, Joseph Shade, James Martin, Thomas Law)
* AmbigiouslyBi: For some reason a lot of fans think the character might be gay. This is despite him having at least 4 on-screen romantic interests
* BigNo: [[spoiler:When he learns his twin sister, Lucy, has died, he breaks down screaming in his father's arms]]
* BreakTheCutie: since [[spoiler:Lucy's death]] he's been trying to stay strong for everyone, but it's clear he's keeping his emotions private and inside he's falling apart
* CampStraight: When played by Thomas Law. Good lord. Ben Hardy's portrayal is very different.
* DeadGuyJunior: He is named after his deceased grandfather, Pete, who died on the day of his birth.
* DoomMagnet: A serious case could be made. His grandfather died on the day of his birth, his mother died when he was 5, his elder half-brother ran away from home only to return end up shooting Peter's stepmother and then [[spoiler: his twin sister dies]]. Plus, he was nearly killed in a car crash, was set upon and beaten up by a gangster, as well as being attacked by a peadophile. The guy's had it rough.
* MrFanservice: Since his return as played by Ben Hardy, we've been seeing quite a lot of his very muscular arms. He's also had a shirtless scene
* NiceGuy: Peter's kind and pleasant to pretty much everyone he meets.
* TheOtherDarrin: He been played no less that ''6'' different actors.
* OutOfFocus: When played by Thomas Law, it was very rare that Peter would get any notable story-lines compared to twin sister Lucy. Peter was so underused that in 2009 he only appeared in 29 out of 212 episodes broadcast that year, leaving him the least seen character of the year. He's had more focus in his 2013 return though
* PutOnABus: Was written out between December 2010 and June 2013 when he moved to Devon following an argument with Ian
* ShirtlessScene: It did at least have some narrative context though

!!Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick)
* ButtMonkey
* EvilUNcle: was introduced as this to Jamie
* FreudianExcuse: the care home
* KarmaHoudini: debatable
* LongLostRelative: his son Dan and granddaughter Lola
* ParentalAbandonment: was brought up in a care home. Lampshaded by Aunt Sal.

!!Liam Butcher (James Forde currently)
* BookDumb: Liam's school grades aren't all that due to the fact he suffers from dyslexia.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Cindy didn't like him back, and to really make things worse [[spoiler: she's pregnant by Liam's best friend]]
* NiceGuy: Seems to be the only one in his entire family who ever spares a thought for over people
* OutOfFocus: Despite being the eldest of mum Bianca's children, it's very rare for Liam to get any screen time compared to younger siblings Morgan and Tiffany (especially Tiffany). Averted starting in 2013; He now gets story lines of his own because his actor is now over 16.

!!Kat Moon (Jessie Wallace)
* Alpha Bitch: Has her moments
* {{Lad-ette}}: Played up in her early days.
* MamaBear: To Zoe
* ParentalSubstitute: To Shenice.
* YourCheatingHeart: Cheats on Alfie, with '''Derek'''
* [[YoureNotMyFather You're Not My Mother]]

!!Mo Harris (Laila Morse)
* HonestJohnsDealership: Her mate, Fat Elvis, can get ANYTHING.
* OutOfFocus: In 2013, she's only appeared in two episodes

!!Patrick Trueman (Rudolph Walker)
* CoolOldGuy
* NiceHat: A trilby

!!Alfie Moon (Shane Ritchie)
* PluckyComicRelief
* SadClown: Sometimes.
* NiceGuy: Very Friendly to everyone
* BewareTheNiceOnes:Especially when Kat cheated on him with Derek
* OnlySaneMan: During [[spoiler: Stacey's return story, he was deeply concerned about the pregnant Kat and the legal convictions which could occur by assisting a wanted criminal]]
* OddCouple: With [[HeterosexualLifePartners Heterosexual Life Partner]] Ian and later on with his ManipulativeBastard cousin Michael who seemed to actually like him despite sleeping with Kat and fathering Tommy
* PromotionToParent: Alfie raised his much younger brother Spencer after the death of their parents with help from their paternal grandmother.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Took a beating meant for Spencer by some gangsters.
* [[BigBrotherInstinct Big Second Cousin Instinct]]: Served prison time in place of his younger second cousins Jake and Danny when they committed credit card fraud.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Ian Beale, the pair became firm friends after Alfie arrived in Walford in 2004, one's a conman and a near bigamist with a criminal record and the other's a serial spouse with the habit of been a miser they are the best friend either man has ever had.

!! Bobby Beale (Rory Stroud; previously Alex Francis)
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Tiffany Butcher.
* MissingMom: His mother, Laura, died when he was a baby.
* MamasBabyPapasMaybe: Ian was convinced that Garry Hobbs was his father as he had a secret vasectomy. He didn't wait six weeks.
* TheOtherDarrin: Alex Francis left to focus on school, he was replaced by Rory Stroud.
* ParentalSubstitute: He largely thinks Jane is his mother.

!!Denise Fox (Diane Parish)
* All Work Vs All Play:Slight case of this with Kim.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Again with Kim.

!!Max Branning (Jake Wood)
* AbusiveParents
* DirtyOldMan: Is shaping up to be a slightly younger variant of this, Peter Beale calls him this trope word for word once the secret comes out that he was Lucy Beale's secret sexual liason before she died. Lauren also lampshades how he likes them young.
* DisappearedDad: Max and his abandonment of Bradley when he was young.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Played straight with Tanya and Vanessa. A little more debatable with Kirsty.

!!Abi Branning (Lorna Fitzgerald)
* TheCutie
* DaddysGirl: As opposed to Lauren.
* DatingWhatDaddyHates: Max clearly doesn't like Abi dating Jay.

!!Lauren Branning (Jacqueline Jossa currently. Previously, Madeline Duggan.)
* TheAlcoholic
* EmoTeen
* LittleMissSnarker
* TheOtherDarrin: Was recast to Jacqueline Jossa, during the tenure of Bryan Kirkwood.

!!Shirley Carter (Linda Henry)
* DarkandTroubledPast: She is NOT fond of her dad.
* DeadpanSnarker: She plays this trope to a tee when she's in the mood (which is most of the time).
* [[spoiler:LukeIAmYourFather: Is revealed to be Mick's mother to a shellshocked Phil during a drunken moment]]
* MamaBear: Used to be this with her younger siblings Mick and Tina, now it sort of extends to their kids.
* OutOfFocus: After Heather's death, she hasn't really done much.
** Now officially back in the frame with the arrival of her siblings and their family.

!!Dexter Hartman (Khali Best)
* AngryBlackMan: He gets pissed of the most.
* BlackBestFriend: To Jay.
* ButtMonkey: He does get into trouble a lot and has been punched a few times.
* JiveTurkey: Just like Fatboy.

!!Jay Brown (Jamie Borthwick)
* AdultsAreUseless: This has been Jay's experience anyway, he's practically raised himself
* BerserkButton: DO NOT insult his dead father
* BetaCouple: He and girlfiend Abi Branning are probably the most stable couple on the whole show
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Jay's a nice, laid back easy going guy but he can turn quite nasty and violent if he needs to.
* BlackBestFriend: Best mate Dexter
* BookDumb: Though he's hardly TheDitz, Jay is certainly not very academically bright. But what he lacks in Academic smarts he certainly makes up for in street smarts
* BreakTheCutie: Almost too many to count, he's certainly one of the writers favourite punching bags
* CluelessChickMagnet: Abi, Lola, Kitty and (though not a girl) Ben all displayed attraction towards Jay, did he realize? Nope
* DeusAngstMachina Life really seems to have no other reason for his existence than to just completely break him down and destroy him at every available opportunity
* DeadpanSnarker: Has his moments
* DisappearedDad: Jay's dad was in prison for the first 11 years of his life, then got out of prison only to be brutally murdered a year later
* DoggedNiceGuy: His unrequited crushes on Lauren and Lucy in his younger years
* IncompatibleOrientation: It was heavily implied several times that step brother Ben had a crush on him
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Used to be this until around two years ago, now he's dropped the jerk and is just a general NiceGuy
* MissingMom: She died of cancer. You can start to see why Jay's TheWoobie of the show at times
* OutOfFocus: Currently. He's barely appeared in the last six months, and has being playing second fiddle to Dexter Hartman for over a year.
* TraumaCongaline: In his six years on the show Jay has lost his grandmother and mother, been abandoned by his grandfather, seen his father get brutally murdered, been placed in care, been beaten by his foster father, witnessed a murder and been emotionally blackmailed and forced to cover it up having clearly negative affects on his mental health and was left homeless, jobless and penniless when the truth came out. All before his 18th birthday.
* TheWoobie: Though originally very boisterous and kind of unsympathetic, Jay grew into a very nice young man..... it was just unfortunate that with that change in personality came a majority of his tragedy.
* WellDoneSonGuy: His need and desire for a father figure of his own constantly has Jay trying to impress people, most notably Phil Mitchell who treated Jay like one of his own
* YourCheatingHeart: Cheated on girlfriend Abi with a girl on holiday. To be fair to Jay, he's always strived for a family of his own and Abi had just basically told him she didn't want a kid with him and he was devastated

!!Roxy Mitchell (Rita Simons)
* AbusiveParents: averted, is probably the only Mitchell over 20 who wasn't abused
* FagHag: with Christian.
* LongLostRelative: Danielle and Danny
* ParentalAbandonment: Glenda

!!Ronnie Mitchell (Samantha Womack)
* AbusiveParents: Oh boy.
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* LongLostRelative: Danielle and Danny
* MamaBear: To Amy, as she responds so frighteningly following her kidnapping by Carl's brother she manages to disturb PHIL. One could argue Carl himself got it too if Ronnie's reasoning for killing him is to be believed.
* ParentalAbandonment: Glenda
* PutOnABus: Left in July 2011 after being sent to prison for the abduction of Tommy Moon.
** TheBusCameBack
* RageBreakingMoment: She finally snaps when Carl attempts to molest her and makes the fatal mistake of putting his head over an open car boot...
* TraumaCongaline
* BrokenBird

!!Tamwar Masood (Himesh Patel)
* BollywoodNerd
* DeadpanSnarker
* MiddleChildSyndrome

!!Masood Ahmed (Nitin Ganatra)
* IHaveNoSon
* TheGamblingAddict
* {{Hypocrite}}: a gambling addict who has tried to run off with a (yet another) then-married woman... twice now is it?
** He gets called on it twice by Syed. Once when he punches Christian even though the Qur'an teaches non-violence and once when he brings up the two examples above.

!!Whitney Dean (Shona [=McGarty=])
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* IncompatibleOrientation: On top of all her other love life disasters, Whitney fell for her gay best friend Johnny Carter

!!Tiffany Butcher (Originally Dean) (Maisie Smith)
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Bobby Beale.
* DeliberatelyCuteChild
* FieryRedhead: Downplayed.
* LukeIAmYourFather: Originally believed to be fathered by Whitney's father, a DNA test later showed she was actually Ricky's.
* MouthyKid: She takes after Bianca.

!! Morgan Butcher (Devon Higgs)
* DeliberatelyCuteChild
* TrademarkFavouriteFood: Chicken nuggets.
** Not so much anymore after a little hint about their true contents...

!!Kim Fox (Tameka Empson)
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The foolish to Denise's responsible.

!!Fatboy (Ricky Norwood)
* JiveTurkey
* OddFriendship: As his character profile on the BBC EastEnders website states thusly: "You might expect his best mate to be an Asbo-wielding ex-con, but it is in fact bible-bashing octogenarian Dot Branning, who prefers to address him by his real name. She teaches him biblical tracts, he teaches her street lingo. It's a beautiful relationship"
* NiceGuy: Under all that 'street lingo' is a kind hearted young gentleman who willingly stood up against Whitney's pimp Rob Grayson and befriended Dot Branning whom he affectionately calls "Mrs B".
* BewareTheNiceOnes: But don't take him for granted, after he discovered Whitney had cheated on him with Tyler Moon, he hunted Tyler down and punched him to the ground. He also did not take his father's meddling in his best friend Mercy's life well.

!!Cora Cross (Ann Mitchell)
* ApronMatron

!!Lola Pearce (Danielle Harold)
* KissingCousins: Actually a bit more than that; Lola's third cousin Ben is the father of her daughter Lexi.
* TeenPregnancy: Her first storyline involved her finding out she was pregnant at age 15.
* TookALevelInKindness: Though originally hard faced and troublesome, Lola has matured and is now generally quite nice.
** She still has her moments where she panics over her motherhood and does some stupid things, but now she is generally nowhere near as fiery as before and keeps a level head. This is most evident where Bianca doesn't pay her immediately, thinking she talked Morgan and Tiffany out of their staple food.

!!Mick Carter (Danny Dyer)
* DarkandTroubledPast: Shares this with Shirley.
* [[spoiler:LukeIamYourFather: His mother is actually Shirley. This puts all the Stan as his father comments to big question]]
* NiceGuy: Is very firm but fair to his family and friends.
* PapaWolf: Even his own [[spoiler:grand]]father is not free from his wrath, you dare insult his family and he WILL make you pay for it. Additionally, the scene where he accepts Johnny unconditionally after he comes out of gay was so heartwarming it received acclaim.
* TranquilFury: Mick is a very calm and controlled person to a fault, but when Stan jokes about the mortality of his elder son Lee on duty...that smile is not one of good humor.

!!Linda Carter (Kellie Bright)
* DefrostingIceQueen: Initially very hostile toward Shirley, however over time they have been able to accept each others presence.
* {{Jerkass}}: Has trouble accepting her son's sexuality at first, later decides to send him to Sharon's new bar as a spy against their competition.

!!Tina Carter (Luisa Bradshaw-White)
* ButNotTooBi: She sleeps with Billy Mitchell early after they meet but later says it was just a bit of mistaken fun and that she is a lesbian.
* LampshadeHanging: She knows people would find it odd that despite claiming to be a lesbian, she has a daughter, and is happy enough to talk about it.
* NiceGirl: A very caring and nice person, ESPECIALLY toward Cindy.

!!Johnny Carter (Sam Strike)
* BreakTheCutie: After he came out and his mother refused to acknowledge him. Noticeable is that Johnny had only been on-screen for a week when this happened, he's the quickest cutie to ever be broken. Also, bare in mind that there's probably more on the way; no character as sweet, innocent and cute as Johnny is ever gets it easy
* NiceGuy: Probably the most realistic and normal young male on the show, Johnny is just out and out sweet to everybody
* PrettyBoy
* TheWoobie: The way he was outed to his family wasn't nice, and then a few days later he was outed to the entire community by his aunt. It helps the the actor seems to be very talented at doing puppy dog eyes

!!Les Coker (Roger Sloman)
* UnderTaker: His lifelong occupation, LikeFatherLikeSon as he confirmed during his first and initially only a guest appearance to arrange Pat Evans' funeral in 2012.
* AscendedExtra: Les was a guest character who arranged Pat Evans' funeral in early 2012, but returned for a small number of scenes during that year. In 2014 he returned as a regular cast member with his GossipyHens wife Pam and references were made to a grandson named Paul.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Somewhat the case as he returned in the midst of the mysterious Charlie Cotton storyline and took a backhander from Charlie for arranging the funeral for the [[spoiler:presumed dead Nick Cotton]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast: The Cokers unnamed son's early death is rarely discussed but his loss clearly plays on their minds [[TearJerker making his parents cheerful and sociable demeanours and pride in their grandson Paul heartbreaking]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: However he genuinely seemed unsettled by [[spoiler:lying to Dot over the situation despite the backhander]] he is HappilyMarried to Pam and supported a devastated Peter Beale [[spoiler: when Peter went to see Lucy's body in the Coker and Son's chapel of rest]]
* HappilyMarried: To Pam, his wife of nearly 50 years despite implying he was a client of Pat's in her days as a prostitute to Carol Jackson and David Wicks.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Prior to his first appearance, the undertakers used by Walford was never named. Les stated due to his 'friendship' with Pat the funeral of Ian Beale and David Wicks' father Pete Beale was the first of many associated within Albert Square dealt by Coker and Sons.
* FamilyBusiness: The Coker family have been in the funeral business since 1915, Pam fears for their grandson Paul's future, leading to Les [[spoiler:blackmailing an angry Charlie Cotton to keep his silence over the funeral of 'Nick']]
* FoodAsBribe: Les was bribed by Mick to get Stan to quit being a LazyBum around the Vic by pretending to address Stan's funeral arrangements ItWorks to Mick and Nancy's glee- Les's price? A single malt whiskey. Nancy now considers him a CoolOldGuy because of this.
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: In discussion with Billy Mitchell Les revealed that his and Pam's son had died "some time ago" leaving behind his son Paul, whom Les described as [[StrongFamilyResemblance the splitting image of his father]]

!!Stan Carter (Timothy West)
* CoolOldGuy: Oddly so, despite his established abrasive ways Stan gives grandson Dean advice on the lack of common sense regarding an affair the lad was having by telling him leaving texts on his phone from his mistress was an idiotic move but not because he was angry at Dean for having a fling but because he could get and did get found out! And was willing to help Dean sell stolen mobile phones for a cut of the profits, naturally.
* RetiredBadass: Served with the British army in Malaysia during the the time of either the Malayan Emergency or the Communist Insurgency War, relating this to Mick and Lee after Lee relived a traumatic event he witnessed in Afghanistan to him and Mick. Worked as a fishmonger after his brief time in the army.
* {{Jerkass}}: At the table for dinner he openly jokes about the 2 homosexual members of the family but what really sends everyone (Especially Mick) over the edge is he jokes Lee might be one but the next time they see him will be in a body bag coming home from tour in Afghanistan.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Can on occasion show a softer side to his character despite his established {{Jerkass}} ways, he stepped in and comforted his [[spoiler:great-granddaughter]] Nancy after she had a fit and shows real regret over the way he raised Shirley, Mick and Tina and took on [[spoiler:grandson]] Mick as his own son and considers him as such.


[[folder: Past]]
!!Grant Mitchell (Ross Kemp)
* AbusiveParents: while Phil was their dad's preferred target, grant was on the receiving end too.
* BaldOfAwesome
* CrazyJealousGuy: Put his brother in a coma after discovering he had sex with his 1st wife Sharon, could get very jealous over his 2nd wife Tiffany despite not being in love with her, and went on the run from the law for violently beating the man who was sleeping with his 3rd wife Carla.

!!Mark Fowler (Todd Carty)
* ArchEnemy: To Nick Cotton.
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* CrazyJealousGuy: threatened to rape his wife when she cheated on him.
* [[IllGirl Ill Boy]]: He was an HIV positive.
* MommasBoy: Much to his chagrin.
* NiceGuy: Usually.
* PutOnABus
** BusCrash: He succumbed to AIDS a year after leaving the square.

!!Peggy Mitchell (Barbara Mitchell)
* CatchPhrase: "Get Outta My Pub!" or anything about 'Fah-mily.'
* VerySpecialEpisode: Her one episode return in 2013.

!!Archie Mitchell (Larry Lamb)
* AbusiveParents: had one and was one
* AssholeVictim
* ParentalFavouritism: He clearly preferred Roxie over Ronnie.

!!Bradley Branning (Charlie Clements)
* BreakTheCutie: His life after he moved into Walford.
* DisappearedDad: Max and his abandonment of Bradley when he was young.
* DoggedNiceGuy

!!Amira Masood (Preeya Kalidas)
* AlphaBitch
* TheBeard
* SpoiledBrat: At least until her father goes to prison.
* UnwantedSpouse
* MySecretPregnancy
* MomentKiller: New Years Eve, among other times.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: She tells Syed that she hopes Christian and he will be very happy right before she leaves. [[spoiler: Of course, that doesn't last long, judging by how she acted her second time around on the Square. Either she was being extremely sarcastic, or her time spent locked up with her dad has made her very bitter.]]
* PutOnABus: After TheReveal, she leaves Walford with a [[{{MySecretPregnancy}} secret]] of her own.
** [[spoiler: She's [[{{TheBusCameBack}} returning in Fall 2011]], with baby in tow.]]
* FootDraggingDivorcee

!!Ryan Malloy (Neil [=McDermott=])
* MrFanservice: They really loved to have him in as little clothing as possible. One example; on his stag night he randomly decides to take all of his clothes off in public and proceeds to run around giving the audience a view of his bare naked bottom.
* PutOnABus

!!Pat Evans (Pam St. Clement)
* MamaBear: As long as you're not her ''actual'' children.
* ParentalNeglect: She wasn't the best mother to her sons: David and Simon.

!!Darren Miller (Charlie G. Hawkins)

!!Anthony Moon (Matt Lapinskas)

!!Derek Branning (Jamie Foreman)
* BigBrotherBully
* DisappearedDad: To Alice and Joey.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: The most prominent villain in 2012, his death? A heart attack.
* LargeHam: While you can point out numerous instances the "I AM DEREK BRANNING!" line on the 2012 Christmas Episode sounded so cheesy and overdramatic
* NiceHat: Wore a Flat cap more often then not when he was undertaking criminal activity

!!Ben Mitchell (Joshua Pascoe currently. Previously, Charlie Jones)
* DarkerAndEdgier: When played by Charlie Jones, Ben was a likeable character, who loved dancing and was just trying to make Phil proud. Then he was recast to Joshua Pascoe.
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Killing Heather,
* NiceGuy: At first.
* PutOnABus: To prison.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: As was seen coming a mile off, he finally snapped from years of abuse from Phil.

!!Jean Slater (Gillian Wright)
* AbusiveParents: Indirectly, but her mental problems took a toll on Stacey and Sean.
* CloudCuckooLander
* MoodSwinger
* PutOnABus: With her lover.

!!Tanya Branning (Jo Joyner)
* BewareTheNiceOnes: After finding out her husband Max had an affair with daughter in law Stacey, Tanya exerted her revenge by burying Max alive

!!Zainab Masood (Nina Wadia)
* MamaBear: Deep down, from [[WordOfGod Nina Wadia]] herself, Zainab's intense homophobia is fueled partially by her need to protect her son from all the hatred he would receive from the Muslim community. She didn't do a good job of it.
* IHaveNoSon
* {{Hypocrite}}: gets called on it more than her husband...
* ObnoxiousInLaws: to Amira and Afia, Christian as well in her more "tolerant" moments

!!Jack Branning (Scott Maslen)
* AbusiveParents
* ChickMagnet: Has had Ronnie, Roxy, Tanya, Sam, Sharon, Chelsea and various others after him over the years
* LanternJawOfJustice
* MrFanservice: Judging by his countless shirtless scenes over the years
* DirtyCop: Former
* PutonaBus: As Of 15th of October 2013

!!Syed Masood (Marc Elliott)
* StraightGay
* ComingOutStory
* CureYourGays: He tries to go to counseling to get rid of all those 'icky' gay feelings. It didn't work.
* {{Gayngst}}
* TheCharmer
* SecretRelationship
* BlackSheep: His backstory.

!!Michael Moon (Steve John Shepherd)
* AloofBigBrother: To Anthony and Tyler.
* BerserkButton: Mentioning his mother's death.
* TheChessmaster
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* KilledOffForReal
* ManipulativeBastard
* TheSociopath
* MoralityPet: Alfie served as this as he was happy to let Alfie raise Tommy as his own son referring to Tommy as "Alfie's boy" mostly every chance he got. Also on the night of his murder Michael bid a fond farewell to Alfie and Alfie was devastated by his death.

!!Alice Branning (Jasmyn Banks)
* DaddysGirl: To Joey's chagrin.
* DisappearedDad: Her father Derek walked out on her when she was very young and they didn't get back in contact until she was 18.
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: [[spoiler:Offering to kill Janine]]
* MayDecemberRomance: Alice is in her early twenty's at least, Michael is in his forties. They have sex.
* PutonaBus: Following her arrest all her moments are off camera
* UnwittingPawn; In Michael's scheme to regain custody of Scarlett.

!!Joey Branning (David Witts)
* MrFanservice: David Witts is rumored to have had a no nudity agreement put into his contract, however that hasn't stopped the wardrobe department from dressing him in very tight revealing shirts.
* KissingCousins: Lauren
* PutonaBus: After losing all hope of saving his sister he takes off feeling there is nothing left for him.

!!Carl White (Daniel Coonan)
* AbusiveParents: His mother still abuses him.
* KilledOffForReal: Ronnie does him in.

!!Lucy Beale (Hetti Bywater; previously: Eva Brittin-Snell, Casey Anne Rothery and Melissa Suffield)
* AlphaBitch: Will stop at nothing to get what she wants, best example was her vendetta against former best friend Lauren for getting with Lucy's ex-boyfriend Joey, even though Joey had dumped Lucy before this even happened
* BreakTheHaughty: Was generally quite a nasty spoiled daddy's girl until 2012 when her father had a breakdown and went missing leaving Lucy caring for her younger brother Bobby all on her own, bare in mind she was 17 at the time, and the emotional effect it had on her was clear
* DawsonCasting: Averted. Hetti Bywater who plays Lucy is all most a year younger then her character
* DependingOnTheWriter: Lucy can either be a lost, vulnerable girl who lashes out to defend herself or she can just be an out and out bitch
* DumbBlonde: Completely averted. Lucy's probably the most intelligent teenager on the show
* KilledOffForReal: Killed in Walford common by a blow to the head, assailant unknown.
* OddFriendship: With the Square's resident [[AsianAndNerdy Asian Nerd]] Tamwar Masood
* TeenPregnancy: Got pregnant as a sixteen year old but had an abortion