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!Teachers and Staff

[[folder: Brad the Pianist]]
!!Brad the Pianist
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An accompanist for the glee club at rehearsals. It took him 4 seasons to speak.

* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Is absolutely ''thrilled'' at New Directions being disbanded in "Swan Song" after their loss in Sectionals. ''He even hugs Sue'' for getting them shut down.]]
* InvisibleBackupBand: Brad sometimes falls upon this and this is hilariously lampshaded in "Theatricality".
* LivingProp: Hilariously lampshaded in "Rumours".
-->'''Brittany:''' What about him?
-->'''Santana:''' He's just furniture. Sorry, no offense. ''(Brad shrugs)''
* OnlyOneName: We don't know his last name.
* ThePianoPlayer
* TheVoiceless: [[spoiler: Not anymore. He finally speaks in "Swan Song".]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Sandy Ryerson]]
!!Sandy Ryerson
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->No, William, I am not allowed within fifty feet of children.

The former teacher in charge of Glee Club, he was fired when Rachel pointed out his (borderline) inappropriate behavior with male students. He then teamed up with Sue to help bring New Directions down, being rehired to the school as the new head of the art department. Played by StephenTobolowsky.

* AllGaysLoveTheater
* CampGay
* CommutingOnABus: He played a major role in the first five episodes, but ever since then, he's only dragged out about once or twice a season.
* CreepyBlueEyes: Slight case of the "light and watery" variety.
* DepravedHomosexual: Conversed in "A Night of Neglect":
-->'''Sandy''': "I'm what they call a ''predatory'' gay."
* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler: He volunteers to pay for The Brainiacs' and New Directions' trips using his drug money.]]
* GirlfriendInCanada: He claims his job-ending scandal cost him his long-distance girlfriend in Cleveland. Will looks unconvinced.
* RulesLawyer: When Will says he thought Sandy wasn't allowed in school because of a court order, Sandy counters that the court order only forbids him from being [[ExactWords "within fifty feet of children."]]
* StalkerWithACrush: For JoshGroban in ''Acafellas.'' So bad that JoshGroban gave him a restraining order.
* TransparentCloset: Though he seems to have come to terms with it as of "A Night of Neglect."

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Ken Tanaka]]
!!Ken Tanaka
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The school's football coach who was engaged to Emma. His friendship with Will is strained by Emma's affections. Has shown himself to be a nice guy despite the way the plot is against him. He seems to honestly and deeply care for Emma and her wishes, despite them being more than a bit insane. Played by Patrick Gallagher. Only lasted one season.

* AllLoveIsUnrequited
* BettyAndVeronica: An interesting case, as if we analyze the case closely he could be considered to be either the Betty or the Veronica to Will, who would become the opposing force depending on what you consider Ken to be, although among the Fandom he is universally considered the Veronica to Will’s Betty
* DemotedToExtra: In the back nine of Season 1.
* DisposableFiance: The "Minor Flaws" type. Complete with the "quietly slipping away" part.
* LimitedWardrobe: He said himself that he owns only one pair of regular pants.
* NiceGuy: For all the crap that comes his way, he deeply loves Emma, despite her being more than a bit insane. Even after his fallout with Will, he was still respectful enough to give him a wise piece of advice about Emma with seemingly no bitterness.
* OutOfFocus: In The second half of Season 1.
* PutOnABusToHell: For Season 2. He has a "nervous breakdown" which leads to him not coming back to [=McKinley=], making way for Coach Beiste.
* RomanticFalseLead: A subversion actually since Emma was never really into him.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Arguable, but Ken is considered to be the Manly Man to Will’s Sensitive Guy.
* WhatTheHellHero: Ken calls Will out on his flirtation with Emma, though it has little effect. Will tries to gently discourage Emma, but she only swoons over him all the more

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Grace Hitchens]]
!!Grace Hitchens

The coach for the Jane Adams Academy Glee Club, and the competition for New Directions' first sectionals competition. Cares deeply for her girls and only wants to see them succeed. [[spoiler: Stole half of the New Directions' setlist, along with Dalton Rumba.]] Played by Eve Jeffers.

* PutOnABus: Neither she nor her club are seen after Sectionals.
* SassyBlackWoman
* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: After [[spoiler: stealing the New Directions' setlist]] during sectionals, she goes to tell the judges. Later, she [[spoiler: informs Figgins of Sue's cheating.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Emma tells her that by [[spoiler: cheating]] she isn't helping her girls, just telling them that that's the only way they could win.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Dalton Rumba]]

The coach of the Haverbrook School for the Deaf glee club, and the competition for New Directions' first sectionals competition. He himself is deaf in one ear from scarlet fever. [[spoiler: Stole half of the New Directions' setlist, along with Grace Hitchens.]] Played by Michael Hitchcock.

* CatchPhrase: "Scarlet fever!"
* CreatorCameo: Though technically only counts in season four, as Michael had not yet joined the writing staff when he appeared in season one.
* [[EverythingIsRacist Everything Is Ableist]]: Accuses anybody who disagrees with him to be prejudiced against the deaf.
* PutOnABus: Neither he nor his glee club appeared after sectionals.
** TheBusCameBack: He made a brief appearance in season four to inform us that due to lack of funding to the arts, the Haverbrook glee club would have to be disbanded.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Dustin Goolsby]]
!!Dustin Goolsby
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-> This hairline is 85% my own and my sperm count is off the charts.

The new coach of Vocal Adrenaline for season 2, replacing former coach Shelby Corcoran. Portrayed by Cheyenne Jackson.

* CampStraight
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: He wears dark colors all the time, so he probably isn't on New Directions' side.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment:
--> '''Dustin Goolsby''': "Admit it. I'm handsome, I'm good looking and I'm easy on the eyes. Also, I'm gorgeous."
* EvilCounterpart: To Will. He hates his Vocal Adrenaline kids because every time he sees them achieve something he's reminded of everything he missed out on. Will loves his kids, for almost the exact same reasons.
* {{Jerkass}}
* LongBusTrip: We didn't see hide nor hair of him from "Audition" all the way up to "A Night of Neglect" (although he was supposed to be in a scene in "Special Education.")
* ManipulativeBastard: Self-admitted in "A Night of Neglect". This seems more of a InformedAbility as we never see this come to fruition.
* PutOnABus: Since Vocal Adrenaline didn't win first place at Nationals, their sponsors fired him.
* RealMenWearPink: Had no problem in carrying Sunshine's HelloKitty backpack with him.
* SmugSnake
* TrainingFromHell:
--> '''Jesse''': Do you know what Vocal Adrenaline is doing right now? They're on their third week of twenty-four-hour-a-day rehearsals. They're on an IV drip.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Holly Holiday]]
!!Holly Holiday
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-> These kids feel special; they have a voice, and if we don't listen to it, they just tune us out.

A perky substitute teacher who connects to the kids by being modern and mellow. She took over the Glee Club while Will was sick, and was even given the job after [[ItMakesSenseinContext Sue fired him]]. However, she isn't the best at dealing with the kids' serious issues. Portrayed by Gwyneth Paltrow.

* AlliterativeName
* BiTheWay: Apparently had some experiences as a student while attending an all-girls school.
* TheCastShowoff: Her Spanish is better than Will's. Gwyneth Paltrow actually lived in Spain for awhile and speaks the language perfectly.
* CatchPhrase: "I thought you'd never ask."
* ChekhovsClassroom: In the beginning of "A Night of Neglect," she teaches the kids about hermaphroditic Nazi sympathizers. Guess what the last question in the academic decathlon is?
* CoolTeacher: Sings, dresses up, and gossips to help teach the kids various subjects. She also asked the glee kids specifically what they want to sing. Arguably a deconstruction, however, because she is so lax and mellow that she only cares about herself and can't properly discipline the students when necessary.
* GenreSavvy: Knows about all the pranks kids use on substitute teachers. She looks up their names so they can't switch them on her, and when they butter the floor she glides across.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler: In "A Night of Neglect," she leaves Will despite having feelings for him because she knows he still loves Emma.]]
* NerdGlasses: Had them in a flashback.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Holly mentions Sunshine putting in an appearance at their fundraiser to Dustin Goolsby, who then stops her and her followers from attending.
* TotallyRadical: Zig-zagged.
* SexyMentor
* UnfortunateNames: "So, are you a stripper or a drag queen?"
* YouNeedToGetLaid: Basically sums up her opinion of Emma Pilsbury. Even when Emma goes to her for marriage counselling, she cites their lack of sex as a big reason as to why it's failing - while this is true, Holly doesn't seem to care about Emma's crippling OCD being a big part of the problem, and doesn't seem to sympathise with her at all.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Roz Washington]]
!!Roz Washington

A former Olympian who now works as [=McKinley's=] synchronized swimming coach, though recently she's begun vying for Sue's cheerleading position. [[spoiler: She is brought back after "Shooting Star" after Sue is fired.]] Played by [=NeNe=] Leakes.

* DarkSkinnedBlonde: Thanks to dyed hair.
* CloudCuckoolander: In charge of the Cheerios, her tenure is filled with such nonsense as getting everyone signed up for rib removal treatment.
* EpicFail: She thinks that Becky is Robin Sylvester, Sue's newborn daughter, who [[SarcasmMode obviously]] grew up to be a teenager and is a co-captain of the Cheerios.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Her reaction to Bree's prank on Tina at prom.
* GloryDays: She will ''not'' hesitate to brag about the bronze medal she won in 2008.
-->I won this bronze damn Olympic medal in UsefulNotes/{{Beijing}}, UsefulNotes/{{China}}! I had noodles with the president, and a threesome with Michael Phelps.
* InformedAbility: You will probably never actually see Roz in the water, as [=NeNe=] Leakes can't swim in real life.
* LargeHam
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives one to Sue in "The Spanish Teacher."
* TheRival: To Sue.
* SassyBlackWoman
* SeriousBusiness: Swimming, and by extension the pool.
-->I'm gonna say one thing to you, Sam Evans, and I'm only gonna say it once. If you pee in my pool, ''I will '''kill''' you''.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Yes, winning a medal at the Olympics is a pretty big deal. But even gold medal winners in solo events are unlikely to mention it twelve times a day and wear it everywhere they go. Especially 5 years later.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: David Martinez]]
!!David Martinez

The night class Spanish teacher at [=McKinley=], who helps New Directions (and Will) to learn some Spanish. Former teeth model and [[MrFanservice ridiculously]] [[EvenTheGuysWantHim attractive]]. Becomes the official Spanish teacher after Will resigns in season 3. Played by Ricky Martin.

* CoolTeacher
* EternallyPearlyWhiteTeeth: Justified, as he used to be a top tooth model.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Several male members (That aren't Kurt who's gay) of New Directions are unwittingly attracted to him.
--->'''Rachel''': Cutest
--->'''Sugar''': Smile
--->'''Artie''': Ever
* MrFanservice
* TallDarkAndHandsome

[[/folder]]
!Other Students

[[folder: William [=McKinley=] High School Jazz Band]]
!!William [=McKinley=] High School Jazz Band

Artie's friends who play back-up for New Directions, though not official members. [[spoiler: However, two members temporarily join in "Hold On To Sixteen" in order to fill the membership requirements]]. There are several members who can all play an instrument or two. The most recognizable members are the Bassist, played by Scott Henson, and the drummer, played by John Lock.

* LivingProp: They rarely interact with any of the other ND members.
* [[spoiler: EleventhHourRanger: Bassist and Drummer join in "Hold On To Sixteen" so that New Directions has enough members to perform.]]
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: None of the members have names; they are simply referred to as the instrument they usually play ("Bassist", "Drummer", etc).
* [[RecurringExtra Recurring Extras]]
* TheVoiceless

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Azimio Adams]]
!!Azimio Adams
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-> I ain't singing no show tunes. That is the music of my oppressors.

A meathead football jock who, with Karofsky, took over as the school's chief bully once Puck stopped harassing the other members of New Directions. Played by James Earl III.

* AlliterativeName
* TheBully
* EvenEvilHasStandards: According to him, picking on crippled people such as Artie is below them and Azimio even mentions his supposed moral code.
* HeteronormativeCrusader
* JerkJock: He even targets other jocks.
* JokerImmunity: There's apparently nothing anyone can do about him. He and Dave assault students in the middle of the halls, in one instance with a teacher watching, and suffer no consequences.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: He's extremely homophobic.
** His homophobia is implied to be directed at [[spoiler: Karofsky]] as well. After [[spoiler: Karofsky's suicide attempt, Karofsky tells Kurt:]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Karofsky:''' ...My mom told me that [being gay] is a disease and my best friend told me he never wants to talk to me again...]]
* RecurringExtra
* ScaryBlackMan
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He wasn't nearly as developed as Karofsky, and disappeared after appearing sporadically in the second season. All we heard was Karofsky mentioning that his best friend cut contact after he was outed, and for all we know that could have been someone at his new school.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Karofsky
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Jacob Ben Israel]]
!!Jacob Ben Israel
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->Technology has allowed us to be brutally cruel without suffering any consequences. In the past, if I wanted to tell someone they sucked, I’d have to say it to their face.

The SchoolNewspaperNewsHound, with a blog. Played by Josh Sussman.

* AbhorrentAdmirer: For Rachel, obviously.
* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: Actually caught naked, in the Library, by Sue.
* CommutingOnABus: He was a frequent presence in the first season, but only showed up in a few episodes in Season 2, and hasn't been seen at all so far in Season 3 save for the first episode's opening sequence.
* FanDisservice: Gah, we really did not need to see him naked in "Brittany/Britney".
** No, nor did we need to hear about him masturbating to Rachel.
** The sweaty butt mark... just the sweaty butt mark.
* FunnyAfro
--> '''Brittany:''' It's like a Jewish cloud.
* GuiltByCoincidence: Being named Jacob makes him a target for the school's [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Twihards]].
* JewishAndNerdy
* MatzoFever: A Jew, he is obsessed with the only other (confirmed) Jewish girl in the cast
* PantyThief: He blackmails Rachel into this.
* SchoolNewspaperNewsHound
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: OH DEAR GOD!
* StalkerWithACrush: To Rachel.
* ThisLoserIsYou: he seems to be a caricature of internet reviewers
* TwoFirstNames

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Sunshine Corazon]]
!!Sunshine Corazon
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-> I'm such a better singer than everyone else so I know how it feels. I'm all alone at the top. Also, I'm really short, so even when I'm in a group of people I feel like I'm wandering alone in a forest.

A Filipina exchange-student with a voice to match Rachel's. Rachel doesn't take it too well, though, and she ends up transferring to Vocal Adrenaline instead. Introduced in Season 2. Played by Charice Pempengco.

* {{Adorkable}}: According to Charice, she'll turn out like this.
* BreakTheCutie: Seriously, even the biggest die-hard Rachel fans would agree that she crossed the line with her treatment of Sunshine. From their duet of "Telephone", where Rachel is trying her best to show Sunshine how talented she is, while Sunshine has the look of someone thinking, "This is really fun. She's nice to be singing this song with me." to Rachel's sending Sunshine to a ''crackhouse'' instead of auditions. Bad form, Berry, bad form.
** This trope continues on into [[spoiler: "New York" and we discover her experience in [[TheEmpire Vocal Adrenaline]] was so horrible, [[DespairEventHorizon she didn't even like singing anymore]] and was so desperate to get out, she was trying to get her visa revoked to get sent back to the Philippines.]]
* {{Foil}}: To Rachel. All the talent without the ego. Also, while Rachel likes to think of herself as TheIngenue, Sunshine actually ''is.'' Although it appears that since her LongBusTrip as [[spoiler: the star of Vocal Adrenaline]], she's acquired something of an ego.
* ForeignExchangeStudent: From the Philippines, where it's sunny every day!
* GirlishPigtails: In the bathroom scene.
* TheIngenue
* LonelyAtTheTop: She says this to convince New Directions to let her sing at the benefit.
* LongBusTrip: Most of Season 2. TheBusCameBack in "A Night of Neglect."
* MeaningfulName: Lampshaded by Rachel, who snarks that she is named so because she comes from the Philippines where it's sunny every day (except for the monsoons, of course). Additionally, "Corazon" is a Spanish given name common in the Philippines which means "[[TheIngenue heart]]."
** However, "Corazon" is more of a first name in the Philippines, so most Filipinos agree that her having it as her surname sounded [[TwoFirstNames quite strange]].
* {{Meganekko}}
* NaiveNewcomer
* NewTransferStudent: An exchange student from the Philippines.
* NiceHat: She's seen wearing a beret in nearly every scene she's in, except for her performance at Nationals.
* PerformanceAnxiety: Before performing at Nationals, she admits to Rachel that she doesn't think she can do it because of all those people.
* TheRival: To Rachel, though this is mainly how Rachel perceives her.
* SixthRangerTraitor: She joins New Directions but then leaves to join Vocal Adrenaline. What makes this an unusual case is that her choice is given an understandable motivation, and she does so with no malice.
* TeensAreShort

[[/folder]]

[[folder: "Stoner" Brett Butkowski]]
!!"Stoner" Brett Butkowski

A stoner kid who wanders around the halls. Played by Ryan Heinke.

* HisNameReallyIsBarkeep: When he auditions for New Directions in season four, he lists his name as Stoner Brett. Later it's revealed that he has a last name (Butkowski), though even school staff act as though his full name includes "Stoner".
* {{Jaccuse}}: He shouts it at New Directions in Britney 2.0 when it's revealed that [[spoiler: they're lip synching.]]
* RecurringExtra: A few random appearances since his initial one, but nothing by way of plot or characterization.
** AscendedExtra: Though not very far, he's become more prominent and was even nominated for Prom King.
* TheStoner: It's in his name. He ''signs the Glee Club sign-up sheet'' this way.
* TapOnTheHead: Gets hit with a falling bucket in "Tina in the Sky With Diamonds" after [[spoiler: Tina gets slushied {{Carrie}}-style]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Shane Tinsley]]
!! Shane Tinsley
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Mercedes' new boyfriend in season 3 after Sam moves away, and also a linebacker for the football team. Unlike most of the other jocks, he is supportive of New Directions, or at least Mercedes.

* HugeGuyTinyGirl: He's at least as tall as Finn, and twice as wide.
* ManlyTears: After finding out about Sam and Mercedes' kiss.
* NiceGuy: Quite different from the other jocks we've seen; Shane supports the glee club and even encourages Mercedes to compete against Rachel for the role of [[Theatre/WestSideStory Maria]]. And while he is displeased with Mercedes leaving him, he accepts it and moves on, and shows no ill will towards her and Sam by the time Prom rolls around.
* RomanticFalseLead: With Sam's triumphant return to [=McKinley=] ([[RealitySubtext aka Chord's return to Glee]]), Shane became one of these for Samcedes.
* TokenShipping

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Harmony]]
!!Harmony
-->"I've been acting since I was a fetus. Literally. An ultrasound of me was featured on ''MurderSheWrote''."
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A New York Academy Of Dramatic Arts hopeful who seems to be more than a match for Rachel. Portrayed by Lindsay Pearce, one of the runner-ups from ''Series/TheGleeProject''.

* TheAce
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Her musical number of "Anything Goes/Anything You Can Do" exemplifies this.
* {{Expy}}: In-universe, of Rachel.
* GracefulLoser: She shows an odd amount of joy over winning third place in "Hold Onto Sixteen," despite the fact that there were only three teams competing.
* MeaningfulEcho: Her quip about being in ''Murder She Wrote'' is quite similar to Rachel claiming she won her first dance competition at three months old.
* MeaningfulName
* PromotedFangirl
* RavenHairIvorySkin
* TheRival: Teased as Rachel's rival, but ultimately subverted in "Hold Onto Sixteen" when we find out [[spoiler: she's just a sophomore.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Dottie Kazatori]]
!! Dottie Kazatori

A Japanese-American freshman who acts as Tina's personal assistant starting in season four. She is very jittery and usually messes up her tasks in some way. Portayed by Pamela Chan.

* AsianAndNerdy: Huge glasses, big bow ties - this trope for certain.
* ButtMonkey: Tina, Kitty, and Bree have all abused or belittled her in some way. For some reason she puts up with most of it.
* FaceHeelTurn: Helps Bree and the cheerios [[spoiler: Carrie Tina in "Tina in the Sky with Diamonds"]]. Though she is still working for Tina in the next episode.
* NerdGlasses
* YouGetMeCoffee: This for Tina.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Jordan Stern]]
!! Jordan Stern

More famously known as the Neckbrace Cheerio, after the neck brace she is always seen wearing. Appears in several background shots in season four, and in season 5 she is named and seemingly becomes one of Bree's minions. Portrayed by Chelsea.

* BunnyEarsLawyer: She is somehow on the Cheerios despite being stuck in a neck brace which would, presumably, hamper her ability to cheer.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: In season four, she was only known as "The Neckbrace Cheerio". Ryan Murphy actually suggested her name was Celeste, but it was confirmed as Jordan in "Tina in the Sky with Diamonds".
* RecurringExtra: Appears in the background in most season 4 episode. Manages to ascend in season five after being nominated for prom queen.
** AscendedExtra: Though like Brett, she hasn't ascended very far. Despite the prom queen nomination she's yet to receive a single line or any backstory.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Bree]]
!! Bree

The new head bitch of [=McKinley=] in season five. Absolutely ruthless when it comes to destroying the glee club. Portrayed by Erinn Westbrook.

* AlphaBitch: Only time will tell whether she turns out to be a LovableAlphaBitch like all those who came before her.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: In her first appearance, Artie calls her "nice" and Kitty calls her "a stone-cold bitch". Kitty turns out to be totally right.
* ConvenientReplacementCharacter: Is [[LampshadeHanging outright called]] the "new Santana Lopez" at one point.
* IceQueen: Cold, uncaring, and ruthless.
** She cracks a little in "Puppet Master" [[spoiler: when she believes she's pregnant]]. She's visibly freaked out and even asks Jake to accompany her to the hospital.
* InSeriesNickname: She's allways called "Demon Hellspawn" during previous episode briefings.
* KarmaHoudini: The last five minutes of 5x02 practically shine a spotlight on how far the writers were stretching to justify keeping her at the school and create a new school villain. For all the shit she causes in the second episode of the fifth season, she's promoted to head cheerleader of the Cheerios by Sue - because Sue thinks that the New Directions needs someone to challenge them.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Averted, Sue has no idea who she is.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives one to Jake, calling him out on his man-slut behaviour, pointing out how miserable he makes girls around him and what could be the harsh consequences that await him in the long term.
* TokenMinority: From previous looks at the Cheerios group as a whole, she's far from being the only non-white cheerleader on the squad, but Sue literally doesn't remember ever having accepted a black cheerleader - which makes her cruel actions towards the New Directions even more memorable to Sue.

[[/folder]]

!Parents and Other Family Members

[[folder: Carole Hudson]]
!!Carole Hudson-Hummel
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->We don't need any more memories or ghosts. We need a family. A home.

Finn's mother, who raised her son alone after her husband's death. She agrees to take in Quinn early in the first season when it was believed that Finn was the father of Quinn's baby. Later, Kurt sets her up with his own father in a ploy to be able to live with Finn. The two of them tie the knot in "Furt." Played by Romy Rosemont.

* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Once she starts dating Burt, she changes her formerly MessyHair into something sleeker.
** Kurt's actually the one that changed it.
* GlamorousSingleMother: For the most part, averted. Carole is shown to be struggling juggling Finn and her many jobs at the same time.
* HappilyMarried: Burt and Carole.
* OpenMindedParent: Is incredibly supportive of her son and his interests, and is one of the few characters who does not completely freak out when Quinn gets pregnant.
* ParentalSubstitute: For Kurt, who has apparently un-soured on his dad's romance with Carole and accepted her with open arms.
* ParentWithNewParamour: Kurt sets her up with his own dad. By the time he's soured on the idea, it's too late.
* SecondLove: With Kurt's father, Burt Hummel.
* SkipToTheEnd: Burt and Carole cut the priest off while he says the vows and say their "I Do"s, but it's out of excitement as opposed to just rushing.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Kendra Giardi]]
!!Kendra Giardi
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->You worry too much, Terri. Mom smoked and drank a bottle of vodka every night when she was pregnant with us and we're TOTALLY normal!

Terri's sister and the one that come up with the idea of adopting a baby for Terri. Played by Jennifer Aspen.

* YouFailBiologyForever: Believing her kids being redheads and acting out-of-control was somehow caused by the pre-natal care she received. Or her line to Terri about not getting her baby vaccinated - possibly a TakeThat to parents who actually believe that vaccines cause various maladies (mainly autism).
* BlondesAreEvil
* DumbBlonde
* PutOnABus: Starting in the back nine of season one.
* SmugSnake
* SmallNameBigEgo: Minor example, she once said that Terri got the looks and she got "The brains AND the looks".

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Jean Sylvester]]
!!Jean Sylvester
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Sue's older sister, who happens to have Down's Syndrome. Played by Robin Trocki.

* [[spoiler: BuryYourDisabled: "Funeral." She died of natural causes, though - she contracted pneumonia and passed away less than a week later.]]
* HopeSpot: Sue was told Jean probably wouldn't pass thirty. And then she turned thirty-five, then forty, then fifty, so much that Sue thought they could grow old together. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, Jean passes away in "Funeral."]]
* InspirationallyDisadvantaged
* MoralityPet: For Sue. Her condition is the reason [[spoiler: Sue has a soft spot for the disabled.]]
* [[spoiler: TonightSomeoneDies: The titular "Funeral" was hers.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Russell & Judy Fabray]]
!!Russell & Judy Fabray
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Quinn's wealthy parents, who didn't take the news of her pregnancy very well. Played by Gregg Henry and [[{{NYPD Blue}} Charlotte Ross]].

* AlphaBitch: It's implied Judy was one.
* HeelFaceTurn: Judy eventually breaks with her husband's position and supports Quinn.
** BrokenAesop: The rationale for her doing this is that he cheated on her, not because she decided Quinn had been treated unfairly.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Judy most probably knew about Quinn's pregnancy, but didn't say anything.
* OverprotectiveDad: Russell at first, but he doesn't seem to mind throwing her out after her pregnancy is revealed.
* PutOnABusToHell: Russell's off-screen infidelity that led to the breakup of their marriage.
* StepfordSmiler: Both of them.
* StrawCharacter: Both of them, particularly Russell, are shots at ultraconservative Evangelicals.
* StrawHypocrite: Russell.
* StrawmanPolitical
* TakeThat: The aforementioned Evangelicals; and Russell's infidelity was a parody of Jesse James' cheating on SandraBullock.
* [[IHaveNoSon We Have No Daughter]]: Their initial reaction to finding out about Quinn's pregnancy.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Quinn has very ''very'' mild shades of this. The fact that her dad brings up her sister Frannie, who was apparently married to a good Christian man, helps reinforce this.
* YourCheatingHeart: Russell cheated on Judy with a "tattooed skank," leading to her leaving him.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Beth Corcoran]]
!!Beth Corcoran

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Quinn and Puck's daughter, conceived during a one-night stand pre-season one. Quinn gives birth to her in "Journey," where she is then adopted by Shelby.

* BornInAnElevator: Not really, but being born right after a regionals performance seems to have the same effect.
* MacguffinGirl: For Quinn, who [[spoiler: hatches one ZanyScheme after another to get her back.]]
* MoralityPet: For Quinn and Puck.
* PutOnABus
** TheBusCameBack: In "I Am Unicorn."
* StrongFamilyResemblance: It's mentioned that she looks very much like Quinn [[note]]Although probably not her Lucy Caboosey self[[/note]].

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Doris Sylvester]]
!!Doris Sylvester
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Sue's Ex-Nazi-hunter of a mother. After finally catching [[GottaCatchEmAll the last one]], she returns to Lima to be part of her duaghters' lives. Sue rebuffs her when she forces herself in after being absent for so many years. Portrayed by Carol Burnett.

* DeadpanSnarker
* GottaCatchEmAll: She hunted down every last Nazi in the world.
* MissingMom: Left to hunt down the Nazis while Sue and Jean were little girls. Sue did not take this well.
--> '''Sue''' [when asked if [[spoiler: she would invite Doris to Jean's funeral]]]: As far as I'm concerned she said her goodbyes to us years ago.
* MyBelovedSmother
* SinsOfOurFathers: It seems most of the "Nazis" she's been hunting as of late are the descendants of the original Party, who seem to be normal people in their 20's-40's, living normal lives and distancing themselves from the "family business". Doris hunting them down becomes FridgeHorror when you think about it.
* SpecialGuest: Oh hi there, Carol Burnett.
* WhatTheHellHero: Sue calls her out on leaving the two of them as children to hunt Nazis.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: The Evanses]]
!!The Evanses
Sam's family, composed of his parents Dwight and Mary and his younger siblings Stevie and Stacy. Played by John Schneider, Tanya Clarke, Cody Hamilton, and Ava Chelsea Ingram respectively.

* GirlishPigtails: Stacy.
* OpenMindedParent: Dwight and Mary approve of Sam going back to [=McKinley=] and staying with friends.
* ParentalObliviousness: Yes, Mrs. Evans, Sam got all that glitter on his face from ''Dairy Queen''. Good thing she and Mr. Evans never thought to ask [[SingleMomStripper why so much of Sam's pay was in fives]]...or in cash at all for that matter, given that most commercial establishments give paychecks or direct deposits.
* PotteryBarnPoor: They sure have a pretty nice house for a family that was homeless just a few months prior to their introduction...
* ThemeNaming: Sam (nicknamed Sammy), Stevie, and Stacy. Adorable.
** AlphabeticalThemeNaming
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Mike & Julia Chang]]
!!Mike & Julia Chang
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The parents of Mike Chang, Jr. Played by Keong Sim and Tamlyn Tomita.

* [[EducationMama Education Papa]]: Harvard, Stanford, or bust.
* FantasyForbiddingFather: Mike Sr.
* FollowInMyFootsteps: Mike Sr. wants his son to abandon his "unrealistic" dream and do something practical, like he did. Averted with Julia, who also abandoned her dream ([[GenerationXerox to be a dancer, just like Mike Jr.]]), and wants her son to avoid doing what she did.
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: Mike Sr. looks like he's going for this after "Hold on to Sixteen."]]
* HonorBeforeReason: Mike Sr.
* IHaveNoSon: Mike Sr.'s reaction to learning that his son has taken a starring role in the school musical and refuses to go to medical school.
** SoProudOfYou: In contrast, this is Julia's reaction to learning the above.
*** [[spoiler: Mike Sr. looks like he's heading in this after the events of "Hold On To Sixteen."]]
* InterchangeableAsianCultures: See FakeNationality.
* {{Jerkass}}: Mike Chang, Sr.
* OpenMindedParent: Julia, after initially supporting her husband's position.
* TragicDream: Julia's dream of becoming a dancer.
* WomenAreWiser: Julia is much, ''much'' more understanding of her son's career ambitions.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Alma Lopez]]
!!Alma Lopez
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Santana's paternal grandmother. Played by Ivonne Coll.

* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Abuela]]: She's apparently so venomous that Santana thought her own name was Garbage Face until she was five, which is both deeply unsettling and explains why Santana (as a self-proclaimed bitch) admires her so much.
* CoolOldLady: Santana certainly thought so.
* IceQueen
* [[IHaveNoSon I Have No Granddaughter]]: [[spoiler: Pulls this on Santana when she comes out as a lesbian to her.]]
* ParentalSubstitute: She's implied to have been Santana's primary caretaker when she was a child (including putting her to bed at night), and it's suggested that her son and daughter-in-law practice HandsOffParenting.
* TheyreCalledPersonalIssuesForAReason: Believes in this. The problem isn't so much that [[spoiler: Santana is a lesbian]], but more on the scandal when people talk about it out loud.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Hiram & Leroy Berry]]
!!Hiram and Leroy Berry
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Rachel's fathers, who paid Shelby to be their surrogate. Their love for theater and performing rubbed off on their daughter in a big way. Played by Creator/JeffGoldblum and Brian Stokes Mitchell.

* AccentUponTheWrongSyllable: Leroy prefers his name pronounced "Leh-ROY", rather than the more common "LEE-roy"
** Some people prefer this pronounciation to avoid [[ScaryBlackMan certain stereotypes]].
* AllGaysLoveTheater: They even met while performing in a show together...a show that's an expy of ''NakedBoysSinging''.
* ButNotTooBlack: Leroy, but justified. It's long been established that Rachel's parents are a mixed couple and that none of them know which is her biological father, so it makes sense for her black dad to be light-skinned.
* ButNotTooGay: An early criticism of the show is that Rachel talked about her dads a lot but we never actually got to meet them. Their appearance in the third season finally put this to rest.
* CampGay
* {{The Ghost}}s: Rachel's dads were oft-mentioned but never appeared onscreen until the third season episode "Heart".
* [[StageMom Stage Dads]]: A benevolent version. While they've certainly pushed Rachel towards performing and encourage her diva-like behavior, she has a good relationship with them.
* TwoferTokenMinority: A gay, interracial, Jewish couple.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Cooper Anderson]]
!!Cooper Anderson
Blaine's older brother, who does credit card commercials. Portrayed by Matt Bomer.

* AloofBigBrother: Blaine's, who notes how it seems like he's just pointing out everything Blaine does wrong.
--> '''Young Cooper''': (after watching Blaine dance) Your balance is completely off.
--> '''Young Blaine''': But I just learned to walk three years ago!
* TheCharmer: He's able to wrangle free Cokes out of the normally-grumpy Sandy.
* GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger
--> '''Cooper''': I’m sorry, are you talking to me right now? Because I can’t tell if you’re talking to me if you don’t point your finger.
* InformedFlaw: Blaine treats Cooper as though he was a real hard ass on Blaine, Cooper is annoying at worst but clearly thinks a lot of his brother.
* ItsAllAboutMe
* LargeHam: He suggests SHOUTING ALL OF YOUR LINES because the character is REALLY INTENSE.
* {{Metaphorgotten}}:
--> '''Cooper''': Stanislavski says the fingers are the eyes of the body, but he never mentioned that the toes…are the ears.
* PunnyName: It's a reversal of news Journalist Anderson Cooper.
* ShoutOut: His name is one to Anderson Cooper.
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* SmallNameBigEgo: During his "master class" he gives out really nonsensical advice for someone who should know what he's doing. That, or he's just a {{Jerkass}}.
** Turns out he's actually struggling in LA and is only a star in Ohio, so he plays it up whenever he's back home.
** He actually thinks that he's a master actor because he advertises shoddy companies.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Maribel Lopez]]
!!Maribel Lopez

Santana's mother. Played by Music/GloriaEstefan.

* EducationMama: Never got to go to college herself, and wants her daughter to.
* OpenMindedParent: Is ultimately fine with Santana not going to college and following her dreams.
* SpecialGuest: Santana's mom is played by one of the biggest names in Latin pop music history.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Millie Rose]]
!!Millie Rose

Marley's mother and the school lunch lady.

* AdultFear:
** Having your daughter develop an eating disorder. Even worse, watching your daughter collapse on stage and not knowing why. Just imagine the scenarios that must have been going through her head.
** Again when [[spoiler: a gun went off at [=McKinley=]]]. Knowing what we know about her, it's not hard to imagine that her first thought was "Oh God, is Marley okay?!"
* AlphabeticalThemeNaming: Marley and Millie.
* [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents Amazingly Embarassing Parent]]: Played with. She sees herself this way and distances herself from Marley because of it, but Marley doesn't think of her like this.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: An [[InvertedTrope inversion]]: she's ''hideous'' by societal standards, but is an absolute saint.
* MamaBear: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]: ''Marley'' is ferociously (though not violently) protective of ''her'', to the point of [[WhatTheHellHero giving the New Directions a serious tounge-lashing]] when they join in on making fun of her with the popular kids.
* NoNameGiven: Until ''Glee, Actually'', when we learn that it's Millie.
[[/folder]]



!Other Adults

[[folder: Josh Groban]]
!!Josh Groban
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-> Crowds of screaming teenagers don't do it for Josh Groban... No... Josh Groban likes a blousy alcoholic.

JoshGroban. Seriously.

* AsHimself
* TheCameo
* {{Jerkass}}: Not so much in "Acafellas", [[TookALevelInJerkass but definitely in "Journey"]]. Oddly enough, he's also arguably the only one of the four judges in that episode that judges the competition completely fairly.
* LikesOlderWomen: "Josh Groban loves a blowsy alcoholic." Later, he propositions Sue.
* ScaryBlackMan: His bodyguard.
* ThirdPersonPerson
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Olivia Newton-John]]

!!Olivia Newton-John
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->Brunettes have no place in show business.

Olivia Newton-John is offended that the brunette Josh Groban has his own TV Tropes entry, and she does not.

* AsHerself
* BlondesAreEvil
* TheCameo
* DeusExMachina: For Sue in "Bad Reputation".
* DiabolusExMachina: For New Directions in "Journey".
* {{Jerkass}}
* ShamelessSelfPromotion: Brings up all her successes whenever the opportunity arises (there was at least some justification at first).
* TookALevelInJerkass: She might have been more that a little irritated that the best show biz thing she could do that night was judge some little school show choir contest in ''Ohio''.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Rod Remington]]
!!Rod Remington
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-> Slammin'.

Lima's local news anchor, "Ohio legend", and frequent show choir competition judge.

* AlliterativeName
* BeenThereShapedHistory: "Saw that guy get stabbed" at Altamont, and was a regular on the club scene with {{Queen}} in the 1970s.
* BiTheWay: Is not a fan of labels.
* CatchPhrase: "Slammin', [correspondent]."
* ImAManICantHelpIt: Rod says something similar to Sue after she catches him with Andrea.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Seems unable to participate in any conversation without turning the topic to himself.
* LargeHam: The actor appears to be doing his best Creator/WilliamShatner impression.
* ReallyGetsAround: He likes to play the field. Even on getting married, he proudly proclaimed it an "open" situation.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Has more than a little of this, though, interestingly, Olivia Newton-John and JoshGroban don't question his presence as a judge even when they turn on Sue as not being a real celebrity, so he may indeed have something going for him.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: April Rhodes]]
!!April Rhodes
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->I haven't had a drink in forty-five minutes!

The star of the [=McKinley=] glee club in Will's school days, now a washed-up drunk. Played by KristinChenoweth.

* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: The main trio seem partial to a drink, but Ginger far outdoes the guys, to the extent that Ryan refers to her as a lush more than once.
* InnocentCohabitation: In “Home”, this is what happens between Will and April during her stay at his house, even if Sue later tried to twist it for her own purposes.
* TheMistress: Becomes this to a rich man, and ends up doing quite well from his death.
* MrsRobinson: When told by Will to try and win over the rest of the glee club, she is shown, among other things, exiting the school showers with Puck and some other football players, everybody smiling.
* SexyShirtSwitch: April Rhodes is shown coming out of the locker room shower after a couple of football players wearing Puck's jersey.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Bryan Ryan]]
!!Bryan Ryan
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-> His dreams didn't come true, and neither. Will. Yours.

A former star of the [=McKinley=] High glee club and a rival of Will Schuester and now a bitter and jaded member of the school board. He tries to take down the arts program and with it, Glee Club. Played by Creator/NeilPatrickHarris.

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: In their younger years, Bryan was this to Will.
* BlondeGuysAreEvil: It's really more Blondes Are Bitter or Blondes Are Jaded, but he falls into this.
* BreakingSpeech: He gives a brutal one to New Directions about how dreams are nothing more than dreams and that they'll never come true. It leaves all of them badly shell-shocked and ''drives Tina to tears''.
* BrokenBird: In flashbacks he was a nicer and more optimstic person. He's bitter hurtful.
* ChickMagnet: He was extremely popular with the ladies back in his time, as seen in Will’s memories; also a trait he shares with his actor, Creator/NeilPatrickHarris.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Bryan’s antagonistic role in “Dream On” is only more accentuated by the black leather and dark clothing he wears.
* DeadpanSnarker: He is played by Creator/NeilPatrickHarris, so this comes as no surprise to anyone.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything?: Bryan Ryan lies to his wife that he's going on "business trips" when he's actually visiting New York to see Broadway plays. He has a secret stash of playbills in the basement.
* EvilPlan: Destroy the Glee Club.
* {{Irony}}: The one girl he always wanted got married to his rival and the man he mocked during his younger years.
* {{Jerkass}}: A very nasty guy.
* MrFanservice: What part of ''Creator/NeilPatrickHarris'' was confusing? Bryan Ryan himself was one [=In–Series=] as well during his school days.
* TheOneThatGotAway: He describes Terri as this.
* TwoFirstNames: Bryan Ryan, played by the king of two (or is it three?) first names himself.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Isabelle Wright]]
!!Isabelle Wright
->Columbus! You're from Lima - I'm from Columbus.

The recently-appointed editor of Vogue.com, who gives Kurt an internship because she's impressed by his online resume and big dreams, and considers him a kindred spirit due to their shared Ohio origins and love of fashion. Played by Sarah Jessica Parker.

* FairyGodmother: Kurt explicitly refers to Isabelle as this.

[[/folder]]

!Other Glee Clubs

[[folder: Vocal Adrenaline]]
!!Vocal Adrenaline
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Hailing from Carmel High, they fill the spot of New Directions' rival glee club during the first season and end of the second season. As such, they seem very good, thanks in no small part to the training it seems they undergo (in addition, Tina says they dope their dancers).

Their key members seem to rotate every season.They were coached by Shelby in the first season, and their lead singer was Jesse. After Shelby was PutOnABus after "Journey," she was replaced by Dustin in season 2, and their lead singer was Sunshine. In season 3 Jesse returns, this time as coach, and their lead singer is Wade/Unique.

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: For New Directions.
* [[spoiler: BadassDecay: From the end of the second season, where they lose Nationals for the first time in four [[ContinuitySnarl (or eight)]] years. Continues when New Directions win Nationals in season 3, and cemented when they fail to even reach Nationals in seasons 4 and 5.]]
* CardCarryingVillain: This seems to be the case
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Their two appearances in the first thirteen episodes didn't show any sign of them being "the evil empire of show choir," just overworked professional performers who did covers of British pop songs. One of their performers even warned New Directions to say away from [[DrillSergeantNasty Dakota Stanley]]. They also functioned as a choir, singing and dancing in one. Come the back 9 where the [[RememberTheNewGuy performances are built around Jesse]] (stating a tradition of every season having a new frontman) and they're perfectly willing to do dirty handed thing to break the competitions' spirit.
* CombatPragmatist
* FakeBand: Except for the soloists, the performers are professional dancers lip-syncing to a group of anonymous singers. A number of ''So You Think You Can Dance?'' finalists have appeared as Vocal Adrenaline "singers".
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: Their egging Rachel in "Funk."]]
* [[OpposingSportsTeam Opposing Show Choir]]: They're the "evil empire" of show choir.
* OutOfFocus: They were portrayed as the team to beat in the first season, and though they still are in later seasons their presence is rarely touched on until the last few episodes. As of writing they've yet to even be mentioned in season 4.
* TheRival
* SeriousBusiness: Their motto is rumored to be "murder or be murdered," they give their dancers human growth hormones, and one of their spotlights is so bright one needs to wear sunscreen onstage.
--> '''Jesse''': Do you know what happens in Vocal Adrenaline if someone dies during a rehearsal? They use them as a prop. Like Weekend at Bernie's.
** When New Directions goes to Carmel to hire their choreographer, Rachel mentions that they practice every day from 2:30 pm until midnight.
* TrainingFromHell: When you're taught and directed by the likes of [[DrillSergeantNasty Dakota Stanley, Shelby Corcoran, Dustin Goolsby and Jesse St. James]], this is bound to happen.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Jane Adams Academy Glee Club]]
!! Jane Adams Academy Glee Club

New Directions' competition for sectionals in season one. Composed entirely of female juvenile delinquents. Coached by Grace Hitchens.

* AmazonBrigade
* PutOnABus
* SassyBlackWoman: At least half of them.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Haverbrook School for the Deaf Glee Club]]

New Directions' other competition for sectionals in season one. All of the members are deaf, and sing mostly in ASL. Coached by Dalton Rumba. Were disbanded after Haverbrook lost funding for its arts programs.

* DeadpanSnarker: In ASL, natch.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Subverted. The club was disbanded off screen in season 4, but was managed to be put back together by the season 5 premiere.
* PutOnABus: Though TheBusCameBack in season 5.
* InspirationallyDisadvantaged
[[/folder]]

[[folder: The Dalton Academy Warblers]]
!!The Dalton Warblers
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->''This is a kangaroo court!''

An a capella glee club from an all-boys prep school, the Dalton Warblers provide New Directions' main competition during the second season. They're run by a student council rather than a teacher; their lead singer is[[spoiler: /was]] Blaine, and they later take on Kurt when he changes schools to get away from Karofsky. Like Vocal Adrenaline, their lead singers rotate every year: in season 2 Blaine sang lead [[spoiler: until he transferred, making way for]] Sebastian in season 3, and in season 4 Hunter Clarington took over.

* {{Acrofatic}}: [[http://glee.wikia.com/wiki/Dominic_Barnes Dominic Barnes]], aka Trent, is adorably round-faced and chubby - and can ''really'' move.
* AssimilationAcademy: Played with. The Warblers frown upon Kurt's natural theatricality - and on singing anything that isn't a top-40 hit - but he and they learn to adjust somewhat.
* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: Most of the guys in there are straight-up {{Bishonen}}, and most of the ones that aren't are still good-looking.
* TheComicallySerious: "YOU MOCK US, SIR."
* DickDastardlyStopsToCheat: They probably still would have won Sectionals, due to [[spoiler: New Directions' disqualification]], but since [[spoiler: they took steroids]], they were disqualified
* ElaborateUniversityHigh
* FakeBand: In Season 2, the non-lead part was performed by the Tufts University Beelzebubs, and the visible cast just lip-synced.
* FanficMagnet: ''Oh boy.'' There's even an [[http://daltonacademy.livejournal.com entire LiveJournal community]] dedicated solely to Dalton fanfic. It probably helps that their personalities are close to non-existent, which is fanfic writer gold to do whatever you want.
** Also, one warbler happens to be [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2790478/ Steven Skyler]] AKA [[Series/PowerRangersSamurai Antonio Garcia, the Gold Samurai Ranger]].
* OneGenderSchool
* PutOnABus: Wes graduates between seasons 2 and 3.
* RecurringExtra: Unlike most of the other show choirs, they almost always consist of the same background characters without anything in the way of characterization. All seasons have included Trent, Jeff, Nick, and Thad.
* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: Nobody except Blaine has been seen outside their uniforms. Mostly justified as most of their screentime is set in Dalton Academy, but they even wear them when singing in public and to competitions (which is also justified as they are representing the school at competitions and may be required to be in uniform by school rules).
* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: [[spoiler: Trent refuses to take steroids with the rest of the Warblers during season 4 and is kicked out of the group. Later he agrees to testify against them in order to get them disqualified and allow the New Directions back into the competition.]]
* SeriousBusiness: ''Everything''.
* ShipperOnDeck: They are outraged by Blaine's suggestion that they turn one of their Regionals numbers into a duet, until he specifies that he wants to sing it with Kurt - at which point they unanimously approve the idea. It's [[TheStoic Wes's]] smirk that makes it.
* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Although he has only had a one line in the entire show, Nick sings the majority of "Uptown Girl" - very well indeed.
* TeamPet: Pavarotti the canary.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Wes and David, the two most-seen non-Blaine, non-Kurt Warblers. After Kurt transfers to Dalton, it's revealed that they are two of the three-member Warblers' Council, and are frequently seen in company with a third guy, Thad.
** There's also Jeff and Nick, two Warblers even more in the background than the Council.
* [[TokenMinority Token Straight]]: Hunter Clarington, their new captain as of Season 4, is "not even remotely bi-curious." Which gives the implication that the same cannot be said for the rest of the team...
** The way he says this seemed more like he was trying to distinguish himself from the previous two Warbler captains - Blaine and Sebastian - who, besides being gay, were ultimately unsuccessful in their attempts to bring the Warblers farther than Regionals.
* TookALevelInJerkass: In "Michael," although this is something of Sebastian's fault, and they get better by the end of it.
* WorthyOpponent: Unlike, say, [[CardCarryingVillain Vocal]] [[OpposingSportsTeam Adrenaline]], the Warblers wouldn't even ''think'' of using underhanded tactics to win. They and New Directions even cheer for each others' teams at Sectionals and Regionals (although, admittedly, Kurt leads them in that).
** When Sebastian [[spoiler:throws a rock-salt-laced slushie in Blaine's face, lacerating his eye, the Warblers seem too stunned to react - this being Dalton, they're not really used to anything other than good-natured competition. This lasts until the end of the episode, when they stage an implied coup d'etat]].
*** Three episodes later, however, [[spoiler: Sebastian attempts to blackmail Rachel into dropping out of the competition.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: The Troubletones]]

!!The Troubletones
Another glee club in [=WMHS=], founded by the Mottas after New Directions turned Sugar down. They're trained by Shelby Corcoran, who quit her New York job to teach them. The club consisted of Sugar, Mercedes, Santana, Brittany and a bunch of nameless cheerleaders. The club [[spoiler:disbanded after placing 2nd at Sectionals, but went on to perform as part of New Directions at Regionals and Nationals.]]

* AmazonBrigade
* AHouseDivided: Mercedes, Santana, and Brittany end up quitting New Directions temporarily when they complain that they aren't getting enough attention within it, and join up with the Troubletones.
* DefectorFromDecadence
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The four major characters in the group counts, with Mercedes being phlegmatic I, Santana being choleric, Brittany being supine and Sugar being sanguine.
* LittleBlackDress: The "Rumour Has It/Someone Like You" mashup has several, a different one for each member.
* LivingProp: The members that aren't Santana, Mercedes, Brittany, and Sugar are this. No dialog and are barely treated as actual members of the team outside of performances. When Finn has the two teams temporarily merge, the extra girls are nowhere to be seen. [[spoiler: And they disappear after the Troubletones lose Sectionals and permanently merge with New Directions, only to then briefly reappear at Regionals for the Troubletones performance. Nationals as well, which is even more amazing considering they didn't even ride the bus with New Directions.]]
* TheRival: To New Directions, obviously. Their ''name'' stems from the fact that they're around to stir up trouble.
* StartMyOwn

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Aural Intensity]]

!!Aural Intensity
A Glee club from West Hill High School that has faced New Directions twice at Regionals. The second time, [[spoiler:they get coached by Sue]].

* TheGenericGuy: All we know about them is that their former coach was CampGay.
* HufflepuffHouse
* PalsWithJesus: They sing about this.
* PanderingToTheBase: An In-universe example, they seem to plan their setlists for Regionals specifically to appeal the judges.
* TheProblemWithPenIsland: ORAL Intensity. Then again
* PunchClockVillain: They may use [[ProfessionalButtKisser low tricks]] during competitions, but they don't mess with other clubs as would do, say, Vocal Adrenaline.
* YesMan

[[/folder]]

[[folder: The Golden Goblets]]

!!Golden Goblets

A Glee club from Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow that faces New Directions at Regionals in Season 3.

* TheGenericGuy
* PalsWithJesus

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[[folder: The Rosedale Mennonites]]

* Competed against The Warblers and New Directions in Season 4. Should have [[DarkHorseVictory won by default]] when The Warblers cheated and ND were disqualified.
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[[folder: The Portland Scale Blazers]]

!!Portland Scale Blazers

A nationally ranked Glee club. Won the 2011 National Show Choir Championships, and competes against Vocal Adrenaline and New Directions on the 2012 Nationals, placing third.

* TheGenericGuy
* InformedAbility: Having won the previous National Championship, one would expect them to be quite good, but their only number shown (Starlight Express) isn't anything special, and they get third place.

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