[[folder:Main characters]]
!!Miley Ray Stewart / Hannah Montana
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Miley Stewart is the 14-year old (as of Season 1) daughter of former country music star Robbie Ray Stewart, and a native of the one-horse town of Crowley Corners, Tennessee. Transplanted with her family to Malibu, she leads the life of a fairly typical upper-middle-class [=SoCal=] girl. Unbeknown to all but her inner circle, however, she's also the chart-topping, award-winning, multi-platinum-selling teen pop sensation Hannah Montana. Much of the show's humor and drama revolves around her attempts to keep her lives separate and her identity a secret.
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Miley/Hannah provides examples of the following tropes:

* {{Adorkable}}: Much of the show's success can be attributed to MileyCyrus' bright and energetic personality combined with her goofy mannerisms and a total willingness to look foolish on camera.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: To Jackson.
* BalloonBelly: In "Uptight (Oliver's Alright)", she and Lily/Lola eat too many sweets at Tracy's "Sweet 16" Party, and they both get fatter as a result.
---> Lola: Hey, where's Oliver anyway? I can't see him.
---> Hannah: (looks at her stomach) I can't see my belt.
* BoundAndGagged: "Torn Between Two Hannahs".
* BrainyBrunette
* {{Catchphrase}}: Miley has a ton of 'em.
** The following she shares with her family and others:
*** "Sweet niblets!"
*** "Dang flabbit!"
** The following are uniquely Miley's:
*** "[=TVTropeseditorsay=]''what''?": Replace everything before the "''what''?" with a description of the person and/or context of the moment, said in a single breath.
*** "Mud crunkies!"
*** "Ya think?": Occasionally used by other characters, but usually when talking to Miley.
* ClarkKenting
* CoolLoser: An attractive, trendy, hip, charismatic girl who would turn heads everywhere she goes in RealLife somehow secured the bottom spot on the (published) popularity list.
** MileyCyrus [[WordOfGod mentions in many interviews, as well as in her 2009 book of memoirs]], ''Miles To Go'', that prior to auditioning for ''Hannah'', bullies in school would torment her and ridicule her and her famous father, even locking Miley in the girls' bathroom in between classes at one time, often for reasons [[RealLifeWritesThePlot not too different]] from how Miley Stewart is ostracized in-universe.
* CostumePorn
* CuteClumsyGirl
* DeadpanSnarker
* EasilyForgiven: The girl can't seem to get into any kind of trouble that lasts beyond the end of the episode.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Responsible to Jackson's Foolish.
* GenkiGirl
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Lilly.
* IdolSinger: Both on the show and in RealLife.
* LivingADoubleLife
* MissingMom
* MotorMouth
* NaiveEverygirl
* [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Ordinary Girl]]: Anything can happen in this world...
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Oliver.
* SecretIdentity: Some episodes of the show revolve around Miley trying to keep people from learning she is Hannah Montana. Example: Miley tried to get the money to buy a phone by taking a bad picture of herself as Hannah and sell it to a tabloid but realized that she was wearing her necklace emblazoned with the word "Miley" ''after'' giving away the picture and had to find a way to get it back. Lilly and Oliver adopted their own secret identities as well. [[spoiler:Finally averted from "I'll Always Remember You" onward]].
* SecretRelationship: In what is no doubt a nod to the secret relationship in ''StarWars'', when Jake and Miley are secretly dating they use the code-names Anakin and Queen Amidala.
* SiblingRivalry: She frequently tends to make fun of or be mean to Jackson, even when unprovoked.
* ThreeAmigos: With Lilly and Oliver.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Girly girl to Lilly's tomboy, but Lilly grew out of her tomboy phase afterwards.
* {{Tsundere}}: Towards Jake Ryan. When they first meet, she treats him with disdain, calling his antics "disgusting" and turning him down three times when he asks her to a dance. It isn't until Hannah guest stars on Jake's TV show and they almost kiss during a scene that she realizes - or admits to herself - that she actually likes him.
** Some could argue that she feels the same about Mikayla but it was never canonized.

!Lillian "Lilly" Truscott / Lola Luftnagle
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Lilly Truscott has been Miley's best friend since the fifth grade. She began the series as a tomboyish skater girl who showed some signs of becoming more traditionally feminine. As the series progressed, she eventually outgrew her skater persona, and became progressively more girly.

Lilly accidentally discovers Miley's secret in the pilot episode, and thus later adopts her own alter-ego, viz: Lola Luftnagle, International Jet-Setter, so she could accompany Hannah to concerts and events.

Lilly has been best friends with Oliver Oken since preschool, when she held his hand because he had the 64-pack of crayons with the sharpener. Halfway through Season 3, they became a couple.
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Lilly provides example of the following tropes:

* {{Adorkable}}
* AnimeHair: Usually when she's in her Lola disguise. This was {{lampshaded}} twice.
* BalloonBelly: Her midsection definitely gets rounder after eating sweets like crazy in "No Sugar, Sugar".
** Another example is the episode's remake; she does look like she gained weight, but it's debatable if she actually gained weight or if she stuffed food down her shirt. Judging by the fact that she was seen playing with her girth at one point, the former is implied.
---> "I spent the entire night devouring everything Oliver looked at! I've eaten my entire body weight in cupcakes alone!"
* BigEater: Skinny as she is, [[{{Hammerspace}} one wonders where she puts it all]].
** Though she is seen [[{{BalloonBelly}} gaining weight at one point]].
* BlindWithoutEm: Lilly can't tell a person from a post without her contacts.
* {{Catchphrase}}: Distinctive more in the way she says them that the words themselves:
** "Eep!"
** "Aw, ''man!''"
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Oliver.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CoolLoser: Lilly qualifies under the same criteria as Miley.
* DeadpanSnarker: Lilly tends to fall into this role, and in fact in some episodes (such as the one where Miley and Jackson were thought to be dating) basically spends the entire episode making snarky comments.
* DumbBlonde: Definitely not as smart as [[BrainyBrunette Miley]].
* EverybodyHatesMathematics: Lilly was desperate enough at one point to pretend to be Rico's girlfriend in order to get tutoring.
* GenkiGirl
* GenreSavvy: Lilly has a fair amount of this; several times she points out Miley's crazy schemes and why they shouldn't work.
* GirlinessUpgrade
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Miley.
* HollywoodToneDeaf
** IronyAsSheIsCast: EmilyOsment is a talented singer pursuing a music career of her own. Lilly Truscott, on the other hand, has absolutely zero sense of pitch or volume control, or rhythm.
* HotBlooded
* LargeHam
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Masculine Girl to Oliver's Feminine Boy.
* MediumAwareness: Lilly seems to be developing this in Season 3, when she can not only predict a daydream, but also points out to Miley where on screen it will be appearing.
* MoralityChain: Often, Lilly is the only thing reigning in Miley's diva-ness.
* NiceHat: Often, in season 1.
* PaperThinDisguise: Garish outfits and candy-colored wigs practically guaranteed to draw attention to the fact that she's wearing what amounts to a costume.
** Though it doesn't make it any easier for people to tell who she is.
* RelationshipUpgrade: Lilly and Oliver became a couple in mid-Season 3.
* SecretIdentity: Lola Luftnagle, International Jet-Setter, complete with high-improbable backstory.
* SecretRelationship: Subverted. Lilly and Oliver thought Miley would wig out at the news of their relationship, so they decided to ease her into it. They managed to keep it secret for all of about five minutes.
* SeriesContinuityError: Two of the most egregious examples pertain directly to Lilly:
** Lilly's birthday, which was implied in TheMovie to be in the summer, but came around again just seven months later in "Can't Get Home to You Girl".
** In one episode, Lilly ''spectacularly'' butchers the pronunciation of "empanada" (so as to rhyme with "{{Canada| Eh}}") but in another episode, is taking AP Spanish, and able to tutor another girl in exchange for her math tutoring services.
* ShesAllGrownUp
* {{Sidekick}}: At one point Lilly refers to herself as such saying that she's just a sidekick who needs to learn to say no. She almost never does.
* StalkerWithACrush: Lilly's got it bad for [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean Orlando Bloom]], and takes her stalking to near-pathological levels in her Lola persona.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Before her GirlinessUpgrade she was the tomboy to Miley's girly girl.
* TomboyishBaseballCap: Before her GirlinessUpgrade.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak

!Jackson Rod Stewart
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Jackson Stewart is Miley's two-years-older brother. He's shown to be greedy, selfish, irresponsible, lazy, socially-awkward, and unhygienic. However, he's also genuinely kind and compassionate, and stands by his friends and family when it really counts.

Jackson has had a number of best friends over the years, some of whom have [[BrotherChuck disappeared without explanation or further mention]]. He seems to have something of a best friend relationship with Oliver, and a frenemy relationship with his boss' son, Rico.
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Jackson provides examples of the following tropes:

* AbhorrentAdmirer: He spent an entire episode trying to lose the affections of "Saint" Sarah.
* [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Annoying Older Sibling]]
* BookDumb: He's obviously not stupid, but he gets horrible grades.
* ButtMonkey
* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: Frequently disproportionately punished for infractions that would rate, at most, a stern talking-to for Miley.
* CasanovaWannabe: Jackson tries every cheesy pickup line and crazy scheme in the book to get girls.
* DumbassTeenageSon
* EasyAmnesia: Given to Jackson by a bump on the head from a fight with Miley. Subverted when said amnesia turns out to be fake, a joke played on Miley by Jackson and Robbie Ray to teach her a lesson about fighting with her brother (Jackson is promised a car for playing along).
** "Amnesia? What do you think this is, an episode of ''[[Series/GilligansIsland Gilligan's Island]]''?"
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Foolish to Miley's Responsible.
* GRatedDrug: Jackson developed a chocolate addiction while attempting to break Rico of his.
* HiddenDepths: Jackson will loudly proclaim at every opportunity how disappointed he is that Robbie Ray had a second child, or how much he resents Hannah Montana taking precedence over any of his own plans especially because Miley never lets him forget it. However, when push comes to shove and Miley really needs his support, Jackson will sacrifice ''anything'' even his own happiness to protect his sister's hopes and dreams.
* HollywoodDateless: Jackson is portrayed as a uncouth, socially-awkward loser who couldn't get a date if his life depended on it. This in spite of the fact that he's played by the boyishly-handsome Jason Earles, takes a different girl out every third episode, and has even had a few random women come on to him (usually when he's ''not trying'' to be charming).
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* MasterOfDisguise: Jackson posed as a health inspector to get Mamaw Stewart fired as the school lunch lady. His cover was only blown when his wax nose melted.
* MissingMom
* TheObiWannabe: In one episode, Hannah has found that kids will emulate just about everything she does, and is afraid to ever express her opinions or preferences on television. As such, Robbie Ray enlists Jackson to school her in the fine art of obfuscation. Of course, it backfires horribly, and Hannah ends up delivering the episode's {{Aesop}} about [[BeYourself being yourself]] instead.
* PluckyComicRelief
* StartMyOwn: In one episode, he gets fed up with the greedy practices at Rico's Surf Shop, and quits his job there so he can open a rival beachfront establishment.
* StylisticSuck: Jackson puts on his A-game when he appears on ''America's Top Talent'' as "Bucky Kentucky".
* TeensAreShort: Jackson is only 5'5". His sister outgrew him by the end of the series.
* ThrowTheDogABone: After his failed relationships with other girls throughout the series, Jackson finally gets a long term girlfriend in season 4, a bikini model named Siena.
* TheUnfavorite: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded with gusto]] by Mamaw Stewart, who overcompensates by spoiling Jackson and ignoring Miley.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Jackson has this sort of relationship with Rico. Type 2.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: With Rico.

!Oliver Oscar Oken / Mike Stanley III
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Oliver Oken has been Miley's best guy friend since the fifth grade, and Lilly's since preschool. He endures a fair amount of verbal and physical abuse from both girls. Oliver fancies himself a smooth operator, and suffers frequent blows to his ego. As of mid-Season 3, he is dating Lilly, and is well on his way to a music career of his own.

(Tropes pertaining to Oliver's relationship with Lilly can be found under her character entry, and will not be repeated).
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Oliver provides examples of the following tropes:

* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: Though no stranger to the occasional bout of egocentrism, Oliver takes it to {{Jerkass}} levels after appearing on ''America's Top Talent'', acquiring his own GroupieBrigade, and very nearly scuttling his relationship with Lilly.
* {{Adorkable}}
* AlliterativeName
* BerserkButton: Do not, I repeat, do ''not'' call Lilly stupid within earshot of Oliver!
* ButtMonkey
* TheCastShowoff: The show seems to be as much about promoting Mitchel Musso's music career these days as it is about promoting Miley's.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "''Frickyfricky''fresh." and "''Wickywicky''word. Respect!"
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Lilly.
* CoolLoser: To a lesser degree of "cool" than Miley and Lilly.
* DemotedToExtra: In Season 4.
* EggSitting: Oliver and Sarah do this in "My Boyfriend's Jackson and There's Gonna be Trouble"
* HollywoodDateless: Oliver was turned down by the entire girls' softball team (who even hired a skywriter to drive the point home). That said, he's dated hotties such as Becca Weller, Joannie Palumbo, and of course, Lilly.
* IdolSinger: By the end of Season 3, Oliver has been on national TV and is ready to go on a concert tour.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Feminine Boy to Lilly's Masculine Girl.
* PaperThinDisguise: Oliver's consists of a fake goatee and some hip-hop clothes.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Miley, and with Lilly before their RelationshipUpgrade.
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: Oliver tries to incorporate far too much hip-hop culture into his persona.
* RelationshipUpgrade: With Lilly.
* SecretIdentity: Mic Stand... Mic Stan... ley... The 3rd. Oh, I mean Mike Stanley III, a moniker he came up with very much off-the-cuff.
* SecretRelationship: Subverted. Lilly and Oliver thought Miley would wig out at the news of their relationship, so they decided to ease her into it. They managed to keep it secret for all of about five minutes.
** Also subverted when the school nurse has a conversation with Lilly and Miley that makes it sound like she's having an affair with Oliver, though it turns out she's actually talking about him having diabetes. The girls are appropriately horrified, though they'd have a harder time getting away with this joke had the genders been reversed.
* SoapOperaDisease: Type I diabetes, mentioned in ''exactly'' one episode.
* StalkerWithACrush: Oliver was one to Hannah until he found out who she really was.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Oliver seems to have this sort of relationship with most of his friends.

!Rico Suave
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Rico is the owner's son, and ''de facto'' manager, of Rico's Surf Shop, a beachfront establishment that sells [[HonestJohnsDealership mediocre, overpriced]] food and merchandise. Rico is a bona fide genius, particularly in math and science, [[InsufferableGenius and isn't shy about it]]. He's in the same class as Miley, Lilly and Oliver, despite being several years younger. He has, at various times, been both a [[VitriolicBestBuds frenemy]] and employer to both Jackson and Oliver.
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Rico provides examples of the following tropes:

* AntiHero
* BigBad: Closest this show has to one.
* BrattyHalfPint
* {{Catchphrase}}: Rico has quite a few:
** "''Rrrrrrrr'ico!"
** "Muahahahaha!"
** "Hey-O!" his standard greeting, as well as his response to a good burn.
** "Hiya, toots!"
* ChildProdigy: He starts out as one, eventually aging into a TeenGenius. He is in the same class as Miley and Lilly, despite being three years younger.
* ChivalrousPervert
* CreepyChild
* DisneyOwnsThisTrope: He owns his EvilLaugh and has the exclusive North American rights to his "Hey-O!"
* EvilLaugh: ''Even when texting!''
* ExtravertedNerd
* FaceHeelRevolvingDoor: You'd think he'd be dizzy by now.
* InsufferableGenius
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Rico has been known to do right by people, but usually only when it serves his own interests.
* ManipulativeBastard
* MouthyKid
* PetTheDog: Rico does manage, on rare occasions, to do something truly altruistic.
* PlayingCyrano: When Lilly and Oliver's relationship is on the rocks, Rico finds that Oliver's moping is bad for business. In order to shut him up and bring the customers back, Rico helps mend their relationship by sending Lilly a love letter in Oliver's name.
* PromotionToOpeningTitles: Moises Arias, as of Season 2.
* TokenMinority: Subverted with Rico. He may be the only Latino in an otherwise [[MightyWhitey monochrome]] cast, but he subverts the TV stereotype of Latinos by being intelligent, wealthy, and motivated.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Jackson. Type 2.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: With Jackson.
* YoungEntrepreneur: Rico's dad gave him the business, but Rico knows how to keep it profitable.

!Robbie Ray Stewart
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Robbie Ray Stewart is the father of Miley and Jackson. Once a chart-topping country music sensation himself, Robbie Ray has shifted his career toward writing songs for and the full-time management of HannahMontana. He's a colorful hillbilly (though not as colorful as his relatives, some of whom have been seen, but most only referred to) who's been softened quite a bit by his luxurious life in Southern California. He tries to be an overall responsible and caring parent, but can't seem to help showing at least some favoritism toward Miley.
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Robbie Ray provides examples of the following tropes:

* AdamWesting: Robbie plays his own CaptainErsatz.
* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: Has a brother named Bobby.
* BigEater
* TheCastShowoff: "On the Road Again" gives Robbie his moment back in the spotlight.
* {{Catchphrase}}: He shares most of his with his kids, with the exception of "What in the [[GoshDangItToHeck Sam Heck]]?"
* EasyAmnesia: Robbie Ray was in on the plot to fool Miley into thinking Jackson had amnesia.
* EightiesHair: He wants his mullet back!
* PaperThinDisguise: Robbie's consists of a mustache and a hat.
* ParentalFavoritism: Towards Miley naturally.
* PornStache: Robbie dons one in his stage persona.
* PungeonMaster
* TheScrooge: Despite being filthy-stinkin'-rich from both his own and his daughter's record sales, Robbie Ray is notoriously, if a bit selectively, tight with a penny.
** FridgeBrilliance: By the same token, he could allow for every opportunity for his children to be spoiled rotten, have no sense of responsibility for their actions, and be able to [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney buy their way out of any situation]]. (Shades of [[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody London Tipton]]?!) Keeping them on a short leash, even overprotectively, might keep them down-to-earth and on the straight-and-narrow, or at least more so than they could be like.
* SecretIdentity: When on Hannah business, Robbie resumes his stage persona of Robbie Ray ([[SarcasmMode real imaginative]]).
* SelectiveEnforcement: Robbie's scales of justice are clearly tipped in favor of Miley.

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[[folder: Recurring characters]]

!!Susan Stewart
Miley's deceased mother. She is mentioned throughout the series and appears in flashbacks. Any episode that has her as a plot point is a TearJerker or CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming waiting to happen.

* AlliterativeName
* PosthumousCharacter

!!Jake Ryan
Miley's on again off again boyfriend. One of her most notable boyfriends. He is a teen actor who represents the celebrity life Miley lives through Hannah. He is prone to breaking up with Miley, and making up with her. [[spoiler: They break up for good when he flat out cheats on Miley.]]

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys
* [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Chronic Break Up Disorder]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* UngratefulBastard: [[spoiler: After Miley finds herself in a romantic triangle with Jake and Jesse, after some thinking, she picks Jake, and how does he repay her ? He cheats on her. Of course, she goes back to Jesse.]]
* [[spoiler: YourCheatingHeart: What causes him and Miley to break up for good.]]

!!Jesse
Miley's final love interest in the series. At first he isn't aware of her secret, but finds out eventually. At one point, Miley finds herself in a love triangle with him and Jake Ryan. [[spoiler: She picks Jake, but after he cheats on her, and some thinking, she gets back together with Jesse around the end of the series.]]

* DisappearedDad: His father is currently serving in Afganastan.
* TheScapegoat: After he found out Miley's secret, there was a point where he kisses Miley on stage, with her Hannah wig on. He is accused of two timing Miley, until [[spoiler: she reveals her secret to the world on the JayLeno show.]]

!!Siena
Jackson's bikini model girlfriend (somthing he is proud of. They star out as friends but they grow close over a short time. She alsofinds out Miley's secret.

* InformedAttractiveness
* NiceGirl
* SecretKeeper

!!Albert Dontzig
The Stewarts ritch neighbor. He has an ongoing rivalry with Robbie and Jackson. He is not above taking advantage of people's generosity and is a very competitive man.

* FatBastard
* {{Jerkass}}
* SitcomArchNemesis

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[[folder:Characters from the movie]]

!!Travis Brody
Miley's love interest and childhood friend. He doesn't know that Miley is Hannah. [[spoiler: He finds out her secret and see's her as a liar, but he later accepts she's the same Miley he fell in love with. Naturally, their relationship doesn't last beyond the end of the movie.]]

* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Doesn't appear or is mentioned in the show. Justified, he lives and Crowley Corners and Miley live in L.A
* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler: Calls Miley a liar after he finds out her secret.]]
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend

!!Oswald Granger
The Paparazzo who works for Bon Chic, he is the one following Miley around on the tip that Hannah Montana's home town is Crowley Corners.

* TheHeavy
* [[spoiler:HeelRealization : He decides its best not to be a paparazzo if his jobs hurts people.]]

!!Loreli
Robbie's own love interest. She seems pretty connected to the towns chamber of calmers, because she could set anyone up with a meeting with the Mayor. She and Robbie break up when he had to tend to his daughters depresion.

* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy

!!Lucinda
The editor of Bon Chic, and Oswald's boss. Her main goal is to find out whatever secret Hannah Montana has at any cost. She doesn't even meet Miley face to face.

* BigBad: She is the ''true'' antagonist in ''Hannah Montana: TheMovie''.
* TheDreaded
* KarmaHoudini: She really isn't punished for sending Oswald onto Miley, [[spoiler: but she still gets called out for it and fails to obtain the secret.]]
* TheUnfought
* PyrrhicVictory: She doesn't get Miley's secret, but [[spoiler: Miley herself does so in the third last episode of the series.]]

!!Mr. Bradly
A land developer who is trying to build a mall on the sight Crowley Corners. The project isn't really reacted well with the towns people, irregardless, argument with him and the people of Crowley Corners is what drives much of the plot.

* FelonyMisdemeanor
* HarmlessVillain
* StupidEvil
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