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[[folder: Main Characters]]

!!Lizzie [=McGuire=]
->Portrayed by: HilaryDuff

The main character. The show revolves around the lives of her and her friends. She is a shy girl and a little clumsy. She dreams to fit in and be popular. She has an animated inner voice that breaks the fourth wall to reveal her thoughts and feelings. As of the movie, [[spoiler: she makes peace with her enemy, Kate, saves a singer's career, and becomes an OfficialCouple with Gordo.]]
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* {{Adorkable}}: Part of her CuteClumsyGirl appeal, other than being shy, naive and genuinely kind.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: For Ethan. Larry Tudgeman also had an unrequited crush on her.
* BareYourMidriff: Animated Lizzie.
%%* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BigDamnKiss: Shares one with [[spoiler: Gordo]] at the end of TheMovie.
* BigSisterInstinct: At times.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Gordo [[spoiler: In the movie.]]
* CoolLoser: True to trope, she ''is'' funny, good-looking and smart, but isn't exactly high on the popularity ladder (though she is well liked). Possibly justified as she and Kate [[WeUsedToBeFriends used to be friends]].
%%* CostumePorn
* CuteClumsyGirl: It's also lampshaded in one episode.
* DeadpanSnarker: Her animated consciousness.
* FormerFriendOfAlphaBitch: To Kate.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: A sweet NaiveEverygirl with blonde hair.
* TheHeart: In her group of friends, she's the one who keeps them together.
* IdenticalStranger: To Isabella Parigi.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Or popular.
* TheKirk: To Gordo's TheSpock and Miranda's TheMcCoy.
%%* TheKlutz
* NaiveEverygirl: Insecure, nice but liable to make mistakes, and picked on by the Alpha Bitch.
* NiceGirl: She's nice, even to her enemies.
* ObliviousToLove: To Gordo.
* SingleGirlSeeksMostPopularGuy: Ethan Craft.
%%* UnlimitedWardrobe
%%* YouGoGirl

!!Miranda Sanchez
->Portrayed by: Lalaine

Lizzie's best female friend. She is arguably the most self conscious character in the show. She has a hard time dealing with being a teenager and growing up. Near the end of the series [[spoiler: she goes to Mexico with her family.]]
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%%* {{Adorkable}}
* CoolLoser: Along with Lizzie and Gordo. All three are perfectly likable people in every way but they aren't very popular.
* DeadpanSnarker: Miranda is witty and never afraid to speak her mind.
* TheLancer: As Lizzie's best friend.
* LoveMakesYouDumb: In "Movin' On Up" she acts this way over a boy.
* TheMcCoy: To Lizzie's TheKirk and Gordo's TheSpock. She's the most impulsive and rebellious.
* NiceGirl: Less sweet and idealistic than Lizzie, but just as good-natured.
%%* OnlySaneWoman
* PutOnABus: In the last six episodes.
* SingleGirlSeeksMostPopularGuy: Like Lizzie and most girls, she has a crush on Ethan.
* StrawLoser: [[spoiler: One of Lalaine's reasons for leaving the show.]]
* TokenMinority: She's Mexican.

!!David "Gordo" Gordon
->Portrayed by: Adam Lamberg

Lizzie's best male friend, and a very loyal one at that, as seen in the movie. They were friends since a very young age. Gordo is a straight A student, being the smartest and practical kid on the show. As of the movie [[spoiler: he is in an OfficialCouple with Lizzie.]]
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%%* {{Adorkable}}:
* BigDamnKiss: Shares one with [[spoiler:Lizzie]] in the movie.
* CannotSpitItOut: With Lizzie.
* CoolLoser: Along with Lizzie and Miranda. All three are perfectly likable people in every way but they aren't very popular.
* DeadpanSnarker: Has his sarcastic moments, especially due to his OnlySaneMan status.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: With Lizzie.
* HollywoodNerd: Is smart, and while he's not a typical stud, he's still good looking enough to catch the attention of a few certain girls.
* JewishAndNerdy: He's revealed to be Jewish American and he's a smart studious boy.
* NiceJewishBoy: Also a nice, reasonable person.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: His full name is David Gordon, but everyone just calls him Gordo.
* OnlySaneMan: In a subversion of WomenAreWiser, Gordo is more mature, reasonable and practical than Lizzie and Miranda.
* ShorterMeansSmarter: One of the shortest students. He's even shorter than both his female friends that aren't particularly tall to begin with.
* TheSmartGuy: The smartest in his group of friends: the one with most common sense and the best grades.
* TheSpock: To Lizzie's TheKirk and Miranda's TheMcCoy.
* TeenGenius: He's academically brilliant.
%%* TeensAreShort
* UndyingLoyalty: To Lizzie.
%%* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: [[spoiler: In the movie.]]

!!Matt [=McGuire=]
->Portrayed by: Jake Thomas

Lizzie's younger brother. He can be annoying and very clever. Regardless, he does care about Lizzie and his relationship with her is no different then any other sibling relationship.
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%%* TheAce
* AlliterativeName: '''M'''att '''M'''cguire.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Towards Lizzie, whom he often pranks and insults. Lizzie can give as good as she gets though.
** AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Regardless of their squabbles, they will come through for one another when the chips are down.
* DeadpanSnarker: Of the MouthyKid variety. Especially towards his older sister.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: While he makes fun of Lizzie frequently, he ''does'' care about her.
* ManipulativeBastard: A clever schemer and troublemaker.
* SpiritualSuccessor: Has one in Series/ShakeItUp's Flynn Jones.

!!Jo [=McGuire=]
->Portrayed by: Hallie Todd

Lizzie's mother. Always gives advice to Lizzie and is sometimes strict to her children when needed.
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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Like her daughter Lizzie.
* HappilyMarried: To Sam.
%%* MamaBear
* [[NiceGuy Nice Woman]]: A good and caring mother.
* {{Meganekko}}: Jo wears glasses.
* OnlySaneWoman: Out of the whole family, she's the closest to this.
* WomenAreWiser: She generally has it together better than her husband at least.

!!Sam [=McGuire=]
->Portrayed by: Robert Carradine

Lizzie's father. Like most sitcom dads, he isn't the brightest, but he's a nice enough guy.
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* BumblingDad: It wouldn't be a sitcom without him.
* HappilyMarried: To Jo.
%%* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* TheKlutz: Like Lizzie.
* NiceGuy: He always tries his best to help Lizzie.

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[[folder: Recurring Characters]]

!!Kate Sanders
->Portrayed by: Ashlie Brillault

The AlphaBitch and an old friend of Lizzie's. They were the best of friends but had a falling out shortly before the series. She becomes the main antagonist of most of the series [[spoiler: but as of the movie, she has a HeelFaceTurn and befriends Lizzie again.]]
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* AlphaBitch: She's the most popular at their school.
* BigBad: At first, though in the movie [[spoiler: she had a HeelFaceTurn and the role is taken over by Paolo Valisari.]]
* BlondesAreEvil: A bitchy and nasty blonde girl.
* TheCheerleader: The ''Head'' Cheerleader to be precise.
* DefrostingIceQueen: None more so then [[spoiler: in TheMovie, in which she was built up to more-or-less replace Miranda.]]
* EvilFormerFriend: To Lizzie. One episode revolves around her and Lizzie having to work together and it leads them to remember that they used to be good friends.
%%* TheFashionista
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: In TheMovie.]]
* HeldBackInSchool: In one episode, it's revealed that Kate's actually a year older than the other kids in her grade, due to getting held back in Kindergarten for some reason.
* InformedAttractiveness: She is portrayed as being the Queen Bee of the school, and much is made of her "bustiness". In a show like this, she's not any more attractive than most background girls.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: While she's still the AlphaBitch, she has some nice moments with Lizzie over the course of the series and TheMovie. [[spoiler: In TheMovie she has a full HeelFaceTurn]].
* LaserGuidedKarma: Occasionally.
* ManipulativeBitch: She can manipulate boys into doing anything.

!!Ethan Craft
->Portrayed by: Clayton Snyder

A handsome and popular yet dimwitted boy in Lizzie's school. Almost all the girls want him and he's pretty nice (except in the first season).
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* BigManOnCampus: The most popular and good-looking boy in the school.
* BrainlessBeauty: He may be attractive, but also dimwitted and clueless.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In the first season, he was more-or-less a male version of Kate, but in later seasons, he became a much nicer person.
* ChickMagnet: The target of affection for every girl in the school.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Complete with "wooshing" sound-effects when he says dumb things.
* TheDitz: Apparently it's a family trait.
* InformedAttractiveness: His good looks is regularly mentioned by Lizzie and other girls.
* KindheartedSimpleton: Not very bright, but kind and friendly enough, even to the less popular kids.
* NiceGuy: He's nice to everyone (except in the first season where he was portrayed more as a jerkish bully due to EarlyInstallmentWeirdness).
* PopularIsDumb: Despite his stupidity, he's the BigManOnCampus.
%%* SatelliteLoveInterest

!!Larry Tudgeman

The least popular boy at Lizzie's school. Despite this he is pretty nice to people, and gets a friendly enough treatment from Lizzie. He had a crush on Lizzie, but when she decides not to return the feelings, he was pretty understanding.
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: To Lizzie and, on occasion, Miranda and Kate.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: For Lizzie
* ButtMonkey: Unpopular and bullied by other students.
* ExtravertedNerd: Eccentric, stereotypically nerdy and uncool, CasanovaWannabe and SmallNameBigEgo, so yes, he fills this out.
* NiceGuy: As Lizzie discovers, he's a perfectly nice, normal guy outside school.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: Subverted. Probably the only character who ''doesn't'' fall into this.
* WackyGuy: The ExtravertedNerd variant.

!!Claire Miller

Kate's lackey and current best friend (until the movie).
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* BetaBitch: Though she's even ''more'' of a bitch than AlphaBitch Kate can be at times.
* BlackBestFriend: To Kate.
* TheCheerleader: A popular cheerleader like her friend Kate.
* DragonInChief: When given the opportunity.
%%* TheFashionista
* GirlPosse: To Kate.
* {{Jerkass}}: Unlike Kate, she never shows having some HiddenDepths or any redeeming qualities.
* TokenMinority: One of the few black recurring characters.

!!Principal Tweedy

%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
%%* ScaryBlackMan
%%* TokenMinority

!!Lanny Onasis

* BlackBestFriend: To Matt.
* FamousAncestor: He's related to Crispus Attucks.
* SilentBob: He never speaks, but Matt seems to have no problem communicating with him.
* TokenMinority: One of the few black recurring characters.


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[[folder: Movie characters]]

!!Paolo Valisari
->Portrayed by: Yani Gellman

A handsome Italian pop star that Lizzie meets in the movie. He befriends her during her trip to Rome. He offers to have him sing in his ex girlfriend, Isabella's place at a concert. [[spoiler: Turns out he's using Lizzie's resemblance to her to frame Isabella from lip synching to avoid breach of contract.]]
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* BigBad: [[spoiler: He tries to manipulate Lizzie into performing onstage as Isabella so he can destroy Isabella's career and humiliate Lizzie onstage by fooling everyone that Isabella lip syncs.]]
* BlatantLies: [[spoiler: He lied to Lizzie about Isabella lipsynching and him actually singing.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: [[spoiler: He's pretty likable before his EvilPlan is revealed.]]
* HollywoodToneDeaf: [[spoiler: It was revealed that Paolo lipsynchs because he can't really sing at all]].
%%* {{Jerkass}}
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler: See BigBad above]].
* RomanticFalseLead: [[spoiler: For Lizzie.]]
%%* WalkingSpoiler

!!Isabella Parigi

Paolo's ex-girlfriend who looks identical to Lizzie, except for the fact that she's a brunette rather than a blonde. Paolo befriends Lizzie because of this, [[spoiler: turns out she's a target of Paolo's plan to avoid being sued, by framing Isabella for lip synching.]]
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* ActingForTwo: She's portrayed by HilaryDuff, but some sources say Haylie Duff (Hilary's sister) provided the singing voice.
* IdenticalStranger: To Lizzie.
%%* IdolSinger
%%* NiceGirl
* PaletteSwap: The only ''physical'' difference between Lizzie and Isabella is that Isabella's a brunette.

!!Miss Ungermeyer
->Portrayed by: Alex Borstein

The princial of the high school Lizzie and Gordo will be attending, as well as the chaperone of the class.
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%%* DeadpanSnarker
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She starts to show off her softer side towards Gordo and Sergei at the end.
%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure

!!Sergei

Paolo's bodyguard.
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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: After Paolo is exposed.]]

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