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The characters in ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide.''

!!The Main Trio
[[folder: Ned Bigby]]
[[caption-width-right:200:"But they all need my help, and I don't want to let them down!"]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Devon Werkheiser

->''"Mr. Wiener's the one who told me to start a school journal after I [[NoodleIncident got stuck in the girl's bathroom.]] Eventually, it became the Guide."''

TheHero and a fairly nice [[TheEveryman average guy]] who gives people tips to survive school and often comes up with [[ZanyScheme zany schemes]] to tackle his problems.

* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Small, charming, and extremely intelligent, treating his school survival guide with all of the seriousness of a doctoral dissertation.
* AllLovingHero: Even though he has his [[JerkassBall jerk moments]], Ned Bigby does not hate anybody, and he always gives advice to those in trouble, whether he or she is a student or a teacher. He hates letting people down so much that his bad habit in Guide to: Bad Habits was saying yes to everyone. This trope is Averted at times like when he was the Revenger in one episode, but at end of that same episode, he realizes that revenge is wrong.
* AsideGlance: Whenever he had to [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall lean on (whatever was left of) the fourth wall]] without telling some piece of advice to the audience.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Has trouble concentrating, which does get him in trouble sometimes (okay, a lot!) This is also why he had trouble focusing on his project in Guide to: Procrastination until three days before it was due.
* BadassLongcoat: As the Revenger.
* BookDumb: Unlike his two best friends who are both very book smart, Ned usually gets average to low grades. However, being BrilliantButLazy, he can get good grades when he's willing to put in the work.
* BorrowedCatchphrase: In "Guide to: Elections", Ned says [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons "D'oh!"]] after Suzie Crabgrass offers him a free candy bar which says "Ned is a TOTAL LOSER / VOTE SUZIE!" (on the wrapper) and he gullibly accepts.[[note]](The "/" indicates the first line being on top of the second.)[[/note]]
* BreakingTheFourthWall: He does this all the time to deliver tips to the audience.
* BrilliantButLazy: {{Lampshaded}} by Mr. Sweeney in Guide to: Science Fairs.
-->'''Mr. Sweeney''': Ned is smart but lazy, thus causing him to do poorly in science.
* ButtMonkey: At times.
* ChickMagnet: Popular and pretty girls like [[spoiler: [[OfficialCouple Moze]]]], [[RomanticFalseLead Suzie]] and [[ClingyJealousGirl Missy]] were all interested in him at different times. And there's the "Huge Crew", a group of {{Abhorrent Admirer}}s who stalk Ned.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: [[spoiler: With Moze.]]
* CoolLoser: He's very friendly and open towards everyone and gives great tips, but his ranking on the popular list was 42, not high enough to be one of the popular kids.
* CoolShades: As the Revenger.
* DeadpanSnarker: He's dry as a wall, especially towards Cookie.
* DidNotGetTheGirl: He ends up with Moze, not Suzie, by show's end.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Concerning Suzie in the first two seasons.
* TheEveryman: He's a fairly average middle school student. He's not exceptional at anything (unlike Cookie, who excels at academics, and Moze, who excels at everything), and gets average to low grades.
* GeniusDitz: He may be BookDumb, but he gives excellent tips.
* HasAType: And when he described his type, as Cookie lampshades, he basically describes Moze.
* TheHero: His name is in the title.
* IdealHero: Despite being a middle-schooler, his moral compass is very strong. He's selfless to the point of being a pushover, scrupulously honest, and is extremely loyal to his friends. He's the more "realistic" version, however: as often as not, being as good as he is causes him a lot of grief.
* TheKirk: To Moze's TheSpock and Cookie's TheMcCoy.
* LemonyNarrator: He engages on this almost OnceAnEpisode, especially in early seasons.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: The Feminine Boy to Moze's Masculine Girl. (One of two)
* MistakenForBadass: In the first episode of the third season, he accidentally gains a reputation for being the toughest kid in school by, among other things, smacking Loomer when flinging his hands excitedly and accidentally punching kids in the face when trying to swat a fly away.
* NiceGuy: He's always willing to help by giving his famous Survival Guide tips. He's so willing to help out, in fact, that his bad habit in Guide to: Bad Habits was saying yes to everyone.
* NoGuyWantsToBeChased: The "Huge Crew" and Missy all vie for his affections.
* NotSoDifferent: With Crubbs. "Career Week" sees Ned being told he'd do well pursuing a career in education. He's resistant to it, but he learns that Crubbs ultimately does what he tries to do in every episode: give advice and help students become better people however possible.
* OddNameOut: He is the only one of the main three who doesn't go by a nickname. {{Lampshaded}} in Guide to: Nicknames.
* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler: With Moze.]]
* OnlySaneMan: Along with Moze.
* TheProtagonist: He's the one delivering all the tips and the one who can [[BreakingTheFourthWall always break the fourth wall]], unlike Moze and Cookie. (Moze can only break it on occasion, and Cookie acknowledged it a few times through use of the AsideGlance, but never broke it.)
* RidiculouslyAverageGuy: Other than his guide, he has very few distinguishing characteristics. Which is, of course, the point.
* StraightMan: A [[Radio/TheJackBennyProgram Jack Benny-type]] example, playing this to everyone else with the exception of Moze.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Initially he was the Tiny Guy to Moze's Huge Girl. He got taller though and in the last season they were the same height.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Mostly with Moze, sometimes with Cookie.

[[folder: Jennifer "Moze" Mosely]]
[[caption-width-right:320:"I'm not competitive, I just never like to lose."]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Lindsey Shaw

->''"Whenever I give you advice - and it's great advice, created by the superior girl mind - you ignore it and go to Gordy for a man-plan!"''

The sensible and [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]], as well as the [[TheBigGirl aggressive, competitive]] and [[PassionateSportsGirl athletic]], one of the main trio, who has the most common sense of the group and [[OneOfTheBoys has never really been "one of the girls."]]

* AcademicAthlete: She's captain of the volleyball team, holds many school athletic records (including the one for holding the most records), ''and'' is also a straight-A student.
* TheAce: She holds more athletic records than anyone else in Polk history, and is the star pupil of her woodshop class. She's also a straight-A student who's way ahead of her grade level in math and reading.
* ActionGirl: She's one of the most athletic kids in school, making most of the boys look pretty pathetic in comparison.
* BadassAdorable: She's a lot stronger than she looks.
* {{Badbutt}}: She trash-talks, but, to keep her trash-talking within the bounds of a kid's show, half of what she says during her trash-talks in Guide to: Bad Habits are [[SoundEffectBleep covered by the referee's whistle.]]
* BatmanGambit: Pulls one after finding out Ned and Cookie switched into her elective after she explained that she wanted to take an electice without them. She goes to the woodshop class, knowing that they're following her, then when they're trying to switch into that class, she goes to life science and switches to that class.
* TheBigGirl: Moze is easily the strongest of the trio and, before Cookie hit his growth spurt, was the [[HugeSchoolgirl tallest]] as well. She's beaten Ned and Cookie up many times, shoved Ned against a locker during her "anger" phase of the FiveStagesOfGrief when she lost her backpack, beat [[TheBully Loomer]] up after he gave Ned a huge wedgie in the third grade and, more recently, flipped him in Guide to: Gym, was able to send Loomer and [[TerribleTrio his posse]] running just by ''threatening'' to beat them up, and was able to beat all the boys on Polk's wrestling team in wrestling practice without breaking a sweat.
* BrainyBrunette: Has brown hair, gets very good grades, and has the most common sense of the group.
* BullyHunter: On occasion.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: [[spoiler: With Ned.]]
* CloserToEarth: To most of the school, and especially to Ned and Cookie (though Ned's OnlySaneMan role sometimes takes this role), although that isn't always saying much: she can be quite kooky and obsessive herself.
* CompetitionFreak: She's ''very'' aggressive and competitive, especially against [[TheRival Suzie Crabgrass,]] even after they become friends.
* CoolLoser: It's played with, Moze is not part of the popular crowd, in early episodes she struggles to make female friends, and mainly hangs out with Ned, Cookie or other not-so-cool kids, even if she has the looks, the attitude, athletic skills and even great grades. However, she's ''much'' more popular than she realizes; in the episode "Popularity" she finds out that she is in the Top 10 of a popularity list on the school's website, but she eventually finds the other "cool" students annoying and prefers hanging out with her old friends.
* CuteBruiser: She may be cute looking but has absolutely no problem with beating the stuffing out of anyone who pisses her off.
-->'''Moze''': *to Loomer and his gang* If there were ever a time to beat someone up for no reason, it would be now.
-->'''Loomer, Crony, and Buzz''': *run away*
* DeadpanSnarker: Every other sentence she utters is sarcastic.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: Most of the episodes that don't focus on Ned will focus on her, and she has far more solo B-Plots than Cookie does.
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: She punches and beats up Ned and Cookie regularly. She sort of gets called out on her bullying ways in Guide to: Bullies, but she [[AesopAmnesia doesn't actually change anything or do anything about them after the episode.]]
* DudeMagnet: She has attracted the attention of many guys, such as [[DumbJock Seth]], [[AbhorrentAdmirer Loomer]], [[ForeignExchangeStudent Faymen]], [[JerkJock Jock Goldman]], and, [[spoiler: of course, [[OfficialCouple Ned.]]]] In one episode, she was tutoring a class of younger male students and of all of them were so smitten with her that they couldn't pay attention to her lesson.
* FascinatingEyebrow: Does this on occasion.
* FirstGirlWins: [[spoiler: Female protagonist and TheHero's best friend since childhood...they become an OfficialCouple in the last season.]]
* FriendlyRivalry: With Suzie, after befriending her.
-->'''Moze''': I don't think we're supposed to turn everything into a death match.
-->'''Suzie''': Yeah, I know. We've been kicked out of every club.
-->'''Moze''': ({{beat}}) I'm having fun!
-->'''Suzie''': Me, too!
* GeniusBruiser: Part of her TheAce status. She's the strongest and most athletic of the trio, and also a very smart girl.
* GirlNextDoor: She's been next-door neighbors with Ned for her whole life.
* GoGetterGirl: She has all the drive and ambition that you'd expect from someone with her raw talent.
* HairTriggerTemper: Just ask Ned and Cookie.
* HeightAngst: She has a whole subplot dedicated to her being much taller than the other girls at school. This becomes meaningless later on in the series when the other characters [[IGotBigger get older]].
* HeroicBSOD: Happens when she thought she hurt Coconut Head during a game of dodge ball. [[spoiler:She didn't]]
* HugeSchoolgirl: {{Lampshaded}} in Guide to: Your Body, which dealt with her self-consciousness about her height. According to Lindsey Shaw's Website/IMDb page in December 2007 she was 5'7" (170cm), two years after the episode was made.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Her goal in the first two seasons is to get a best female friend.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Moze is short-tempered, aggressive, and sarcastic, and she frequently insults Ned and Cookie, but she does care about them and is usually willing to help in whatever way she can.
* TheLancer: She's smart, competitive, and hard-working, unlike the lazy and laid-back [[TheHero Ned.]]
* LovableJock: Downplayed since, despite being the ace of several school teams, she's still considered a CoolLoser by the rest of the school. No less lovable, though.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Masculine Girl to Ned's and Cookie's Feminine Boy.
* NotSoAboveItAll: She is typically the sanest one, but she has her moments of lapses in sanity and reason.
* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler: With Ned.]]
* OffscreenTeleportation: Does this from time to time.
* OneOfTheBoys: Her best friend is Ned, she hangs out mostly with Ned and Cookie, she doesn't have any actual female friends (until she eventually befriends Suzie), hates skirts (and had to be dared to wear a flowery dress), likes sports, couldn't care less about many girly things, such as boy bands and gossip, trash-talks during volleyball games (according to Coach Dirga, Moze gives some of the best (and worst) trash-talks she's ever heard), can and does beat people up, and is aggressively athletic and very competitive.
-->'''Principal Pal:''' Hello, son. ''(shakes Moze's hand)''
-->'''Moze:''' I'm a girl.
-->'''Pal:''' Not with that handshake, you're not.
* OneSteveLimit: In-Universe. Ned gave her the nickname of Moze in Kindergarten because there were three Jennifers in the class.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Subverted. While fans of the show always refer to her as Moze, all the characters in-universe, except Ned, Cookie and Gordy, usually call her Jennifer.
* OnlySaneWoman: Shares this role with Ned, most of the time.
* PassionateSportsGirl: Naturally. She is the athlete of the group, after all.
* SarcasticDevotee: She always has Ned's back, but she doesn't hesitate to snarkily point out flaws in his plans.
* ShortTank: Her standard outfit, suiting her athletic nature.
* SingleGirlSeeksMostPopularGuy: Seth Powers, the DumbJock, in season 1.
* SnarkKnight: Though she's a lot more good natured about it than most examples.
* SourSupporter: Sometimes.
* SpannerInTheWorks: She does tend to ruin things for Ned, MANY times, sometimes accidentally.
* TheSpock: To Cookie's TheMcCoy and Ned's TheKirk.
* StraightMan: Shares this role with Ned.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: She's 5'7", has dark hair and tannish skin, and hoo boy, is she snarky.
* TemporarilyAVillain: Moze was an antagonist in "Procrastination."
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Initially the Huge Girl to Ned's Tiny Guy. Ned got taller though and in the last season they were the same height.
* {{Tomboy}}: Very much so, she's tough-as-nails, athletic, aggressive, OneOfTheBoys and doesn't like dressing girly. She also loves woodshop.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Suzie's girly girl
* TomboyishName: "Moze" is not a very girly nickname.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: She still has some girly interests, such as boys, shopping, and going to the spa, and she has a crush on the BigManOnCampus. Also, she may be OneOfTheBoys but actually wants to find female friends.
* {{Tsundere}}: May qualify as a Type A.
* VitriolicBestBuds: She flings insults and punches at Ned and Cookie, but it's obvious she sees them as her closest friends.
* WomenAreWiser: She is the sensible one of the main trio, and is usually the voice of reason.
* YouGoGirl: It's taken for granted that she can outplay and outrun any boy in the school. Anyone foolish enough to look down on her anyway is setting themselves up for a nasty fall.

[[folder: Simon Nelson "Cookie" Cook]]
[[caption-width-right:240:"Why aren't I more popular? Look at me, I'm ''gorgeous.''"]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Daniel Curtis Lee

->''"I'll handle this. First of all, I'm a technical whiz. Also, you guys are useless on Mondays."''

The nerd of the group and a self-proclaimed cyborg who also gets caught up in wacky schemes, usually lacking even more in the common sense department than Ned.

* {{Adorkable}}: He is the graphic description of "BlackAndNerdy": Socially awkward, clumsy and easygoing.
* AttractiveBentGender: In-Universe, as "Simone".
* BeleagueredAssistant: To Ned, especially in the first season.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: When he lost his temper in Guide to: Dodgeball after Loomer's dodgeball damaged his videocamera helmet, he threw the dodgeball so hard it knocked Crony out. This, unfortunately, also allows Loomer to be able to turn him to the "dark side."
-->'''Cookie''': I'm sorry! I guess I just...lost my temper.
-->'''Loomer''': And how did it feel?
-->'''Cookie''': It felt...[[EvilFeelsGood really good.]]
* BlackAndNerdy: ''Super'' nerdy.
* BlackBestFriend: To Ned and Moze.
* ButtMonkey: Is subject to a lot of slapstick at his expense and his best friends frequently make fun of him (though it's generally good-natured teasing).
* TheChewToy: Though he usually brings it on himself with his ridiculous schemes.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: He's a bit eccentric and definitely the WackyGuy in the main trio.
* CorruptTheCutie: A mild example in Guide to: Dodgeball, when [[TheBully Loomer]] convinces him to give in to his anger and join the "dark side" of the dodgeball court. He gets better, though.
-->'''Ned''': Cookie, you're on Loomer's team?!
-->'''Cookie''': [[StarWars *in a robotic voice thanks to his helmet*]] The power of the dark side is strong.
** Nearly happened because of the influence of the Killer Bees in Guide to: Best Friends.
* DitzyGenius: He is incredibly smart (his grades are so high that, in seventh grade, his teachers recommended he skip eighth grade), but he is ''severely'' lacking in common sense.
* {{Expy}}: Seems to be a reference to the infamous Steve Urkel.
* ExtravertedNerd: He thinks he's God's gift to the ladies.
-->'''Cookie''': I was handsome before, but now with my braces off, I'm ''gorgeous''.
* GadgeteerGenius: He's always coming up with one crazy invention or another, from his glasses that have an operating system, to his Cram-master, to his Maxoskeleton that he made for the science fair.
-->'''Vice Principal Crubbs''': ''(while being held hostage by Cookie's Tunnel Bot)'' Cook! I should have ''known'' this evil robot belonged to you!
* TheHeart: He's far more sensitive the either Ned or Moze, and usually mediates their arguments with each other.
* HighHopesZeroTalent: Regarding his wanting to be a cheerleader.
%%* HotBlooded
* InTouchWithHisFeminineSide: He likes braiding hair, desperately wants to be a cheerleader, loves girly books, likes getting his nails done, got so attached to the baby doll he and Ned had to take care of in life science class that he took it home for the holidays so that it wouldn't feel lonely, and has worn skirts more often than Moze (though this is in part because Moze hates skirts).
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He tends to be self-centered and is almost constantly trying to find new ways to con others or avoid doing work, but he's a good guy at his core.
* LargeHam: At times, but it is a kid's show and he is only marginally worse than the others.
* LovableNerd: When he's not being insufferable, he's this.
* MadScientist: Has his moments.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Feminine Boy to Moze's Masculine Girl. (One of two)
* TheMcCoy: To Moze's TheSpock and Ned's TheKirk.
* NerdGlasses: Though he doesn't seem to [[PurelyAestheticGlasses need them to see,]] since he's been able to spend large parts of certain episodes without them with no adverse effects. He has them because they have an operating system inside, so he can use them as a computer.
* TheNicknamer: For one episode, "Guide to: Nicknames." He creates a nicknaming program that creates nicknames based on characteristics entered into it. Unfortunately, the nicknames the program creates are pretty hurtful...
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The only people who call him Simon are Lisa Zemo and some of the teachers.
* PurelyAestheticGlasses: PlayedWith. He doesn't actually need his glasses to see, but he has them for use as a computer, since he programmed an operating system in them.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He thinks he's some kind of mack-daddy or super-genius, worthy of the attention of a supermodel, when he's actually a pretty average (if admittedly brilliant) middle schooler.
* TheSmartGuy: Though lacking in the common sense department, he is definitely very intelligent, having the highest grades in school and inventing many interesting gadgets. In terms of book-smarts, he is the smartest of the trio.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: His just so happen to be [[GogglesDoSomethingUnusual functional]] as well.
* TeenGenius: He could have skipped the eighth grade, and usually has the best grades in all of Polk Middle School.
* TokenMinorityCouple: His love interests were black (Vanessa), Hispanic (Lisa) and Asian (Evelyn).
* {{Tritagonist}}: He's the most out of focus of the three, and is usually paired up with Ned or Gordy.

!Other Students
[[folder: Suzie Crabgrass]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Christian Serratos

One of the most popular girls in school and the object of Ned's affection for the first two seasons and girlfriend in the third, as well as Moze's best friend who's a girl and volleyball co-captain.

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: She dated Loomer, the school bully. True to this trope, [[ICanChangeMyBeloved she tries to reform him]] but he unintentionally won her over by being his normal bully self.
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: Often wears a necklace with an "S" charm.
* CommutingOnABus: In season 3.
* FriendlyRivalry: To Moze, after befriending her. They are still very competitive, bringing out the best in each other.
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: She keeps a lot of stuffed animals in her locker.
* GirlyGirlWithATomboyStreak: She's a popular girl who frequently wears skirts, loves kitties and stuffed animals, and is against violence. But, like Moze, she's also competitive and good at sports. This is in contrast to Moze's TomboyWithAGirlyStreak.
* GossipyHens: She's the premiere source of gossip in the school. She grows out of it as time goes on.
* HimeCut: She sported this in Season 1.
* ICanChangeMyBeloved: Towards Loomer. She sets about trying to reform him, making him more sensitive and forbidding him from bulling other kids.
* LovableAlphaBitch: In the first season she was more of a shallow and conceited AlphaBitch but starting in season 2, she appears to be a kinder, more likable person, even becoming one of Moze's best friends.
* TheRival: Moze's rival at everything.
* RomanticFalseLead: To Ned, though mostly in the finale, the rest of the time she's treated like a legitimate love interest.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Girly Girl to Moze's tomboy.
* TookALevelInJerkass: In the finale. After Ned risks receiving a long list of punishments by sneaking on to the field trip he has been banned from just to spend the day with her, she shows almost no appreciation for this, and instead shows increasing disdain as he desperately tries to make the best out of a bad situation. By the end, she starts dating Loomer again without even bothering to break up with him first. She also seems to have distanced herself from Moze over the situation with Ned. This may have been done in order to [[DerailingLoveInterests make it even more clear that Ned and Moze are a better match]].
* TookALevelInKindness: After befriending Moze.
* {{Tsundere}}: She's sweet by default, but she's very, very devious when set to it. Moze in particular seems to bring this out of her.

[[folder: Billy Loomer]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Kyle Swann

The school bully who frequently targets Ned and has a crush on Moze. He dated Suzie for most of season 2.

* TheBully: Though no one appears to be particularly afraid of him. By the end of the show people treat him more as a nuisance than a bully.
* HiddenDepths: He can sometimes be romantic and even poetic, especially towards Moze.
* HopelessSuitor: To Moze.
* {{Jerkass}}: He and his minions enjoy picking on other students, especially Ned, Cookie, and Coconut Head.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He has his decent moments, and seems to really care about Moze.
* LastNameBasis: To the point where people are surprised to find out he has a first name.
* TheLeader: Of his GangOfBullies.
* LoveRedeems: In a way. He changed so Moze would love him. [[spoiler:It failed--he caught Suzie's eye instead.]]
* MeaningfulName: The Looming Bully. Incidentaly, it also sounds a lot like [[Film/{{Scream 1996}} Billy Loomis]].
* RealMenWearPink: A bully who writes poetry. His friend Crony is in the sewing club.
%%* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl
* TerribleTrio: With Crony and Buzz.
* WomenPreferStrongMen: He unintentionally won Suzie over by being his normal bully self.

[[folder: Lisa Zemo]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Rachel Sibner

A nerdy girl with a crush on Cookie that he generally ignored for seasons 1 and 2. Eventually had her braces removed and got contacts, getting the attention of a considerable amount of boys, including Cookie.

* AbhorrentAdmirer: To Cookie in the first two seasons.
* BeautifulAllAlong: In season 3, she gets a complete makeover done, which draws in a lot of guys, including Cookie whom she had an unrequited crush on.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Averted as she said to Cookie and Evelyn in "Guide to Health and Jealousy" that she's not the jealousy type.
* DudeMagnet: In the third season, she suddenly gets a lot of attention from her male classmates, especially Cookie.
* {{Gasshole}}: Only for one episode, where she burped the alphabet for a talent show and was seen practicing her burping beforehand.
* HollywoodNerd: A short, awkward, strangely dressed, ShrinkingViolet, who inexplicably becomes hot when she gets contacts, finally deals with her sinus infection, and gets a new wardrobe.
* {{Meganekko}}: For the first two seasons, she wears large glasses and is pretty cute. In the third season, she's traded her glasses for contacts.
* SicklyNeuroticGeek: She started off with braces, NerdGlasses, and a perpetually stuffy nose. Subverted, however, because a season or two later she comes back looking less nerdy and on a new allergy medication. One episode has her temporarily revert to this, as she had allergies again and had to wear hypoallergenic clothing and glasses. This time without the curly hair and braces, though.
* UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo: With Cookie. She spends the first two seasons as Cookie's AbhorrentAdmirer, but she gets a makeover in the next season and she's too popular with the other boys to pay much attention to him.

[[folder: Seth Powers]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Alex Black

A dumb basketball player and Moze's love interest in season 1 and 2.

* BrainlessBeauty: He's attractive, but really, ''really'' stupid. Later averted in the series finale when after he starts dating [[AcademicAlphaBitch Evelyn Kwong]] he becomes smarter.
* CloudCuckoolander
-->'''Seth''': I had a hall pass, but I think I ate it.
-->'''Seth''': But reading is so important! It's like meat...for your ''brain.''
* CrazyJealousGuy: He becomes one for Moze in "Guide To: Jealousy". He starts fighting Faymen over Moze's affections in ridiculous ways (jousting, wrestling in inflatable sumo outfits, etc.). Moze points out that his jealousy is uncalled for since he broke up with her eight months prior and he hadn't made any moves since then. Not to mention that Moze had been with Faymen for a while and he just found out about it.
* TheDitz: Seems to be be clueless about everything except basketball.
* DumbBlonde: He can't read, he has issues with spelling simple words, and he always gets stuck on writing a poem because he can't figure out what rhymes with "orange."
* DumbJock: He's apparently pretty good at basketball, but he's got the IQ of one as well.
* IconicItem: Is almost always seen with a basketball spinning on his finger
* LIsForDyslexia: It's implied that he's dyslexic.
* LovableJock: He's not mean at all, just incredibly dense.
* PopularIsDumb: He's considered one of the cool kids.
* PrettyBoy: He's blonde and good-looking in a boyish way.

[[folder: Missy Meany]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Carlie Casey

The most popular girl in school and a total bitch. Eventually develops a psychotic obsession with Ned.

* AlliterativeName: '''M'''issy '''M'''eany.
* AlphaBitch: She's the most popular girl in school, and also the meanest.
* AssholeVictim: Not murder, but still. Yes, what Ned did to her in ''Guide To: Revenge'' was mean, but admit it, you felt a bit satisfied watching her suffer (or, ''her'' idea of suffering) too.
* ClingyJealousGirl: To an extreme degree. In addition to giving us the page quote, she scares off any female except Moze who gets remotely close to Ned until he fakes dating Moze just to drive her off.
-->'''Ned''': Missy, I've found someone else.
-->'''Missy''': You're so cute when you say things that will get you and whoever you're talking about ''severely injured.''
* DudeMagnet: She is seen as the second-hottest girl in school after Moze. In ''Valentine's Day'' she gets 23 roses while Moze gets 31. She's not happy about this difference.
* {{Jerkass}}: Possibly the biggest one among the students - Loomer, at least, can be fairly chummy when he's not being a jerk. Missy's never shown being anything other than unpleasant.
* MadLove: Towards Ned.
-->'''Moze:''' If you don't like Missy, why don't you just tell her?
-->'''Ned:''' Because reason doesn't work on crazy people!
* ManipulativeBitch: When Ned goes to her for advice on getting Suzie's attention, Missy does her best to ruin Ned so that he's unappealing to Suzie. It doesn't work.
* MeaningfulName: She's a mean girl.
* RichBitch: She's able to loan Ned and Cookie $50 (she apparently carries $50 bills in her wallet), and dated Loomer just to freak her parents out enough to send her to Paris for vacation.
* StalkerWithACrush: On Ned.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: There was a different AlphaBitch named "Bitsy" in a couple episodes of Season 1. Missy took over in Season 2 and Bitsy [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome vanished without a trace.]]
* VillainousCrush: Towards Ned in season 3, trying everything she can to separate him from Suzie.
%%* {{Yandere}}

[[folder: Faymen Phorchin]]

-->'''Portrayed by:''' Vinicius Machado

Moze's Brazilian love interest for Season 3.

* AdaptationalNationality: In the Brazilian version he is Spanish, not Brazilian.
* LatinLover: He's sexy and Brazilian. [[FlatCharacter And that's about it.]]
* MeaningfulName: His name is a play on the words "fame and fortune".
* PunnyName: See "MeaningfulName".
* PutOnABus: Went back to Brazil to play soccer.
* RomanticFalseLead: To Moze.

[[folder: Coconut Head]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Rob Pinkston

[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin A kid with a bowl haircut.]]

* AmazonChaser: He apparently has a thing for the Huge Crew and thinks Ned is lucky to have them all over him. When Ned expresses surprise at this, Coconut Head just sums up this trope in a single sentence:
-->"What can I say? I like tough girls!"
* ButtMonkey: Poor kid just can't catch a break.
* TheChewToy: By everyone and everything, starting from the first few seconds of the series.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Somewhat.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: He has a haircut that makes it look like he has a carved coconut on his head. That's exactly why he got the name.
* NoNameGiven: Coconut Head is a nickname given to him by Loomer in the first episode. He's never called anything else.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Even the teachers call him "Coconut Head."

[[folder: Martin Qwerly]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Tylor Chase

A peppy overachiever and MotorMouth.

* ButtMonkey: Everyone finds him annoying.
* HiddenDepths: Despite being unbelievably hyper, he lives a secret double life as a signature forger for hire. He's also quite fast as the moment Cookie sent him the warning message, he and his materials vanished before the teachers caught him.
* {{Keet}}: The kid is unstoppable.
* MeaningfulName: A play on the words "smart 'n' squirrely", which he is indeed. {{Lampshaded}} in his first appearance, where Ned provides Martin as an example of a "smart 'n' squirrely" project partner.
* MotorMouth: To the point where Ned can replace himself with a cardboard cutout and Martin will still go on for a couple hours. Often accompanied by a {{Leitmotif}}.
* PunnyName: See MeaningfulName
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Macaroons, especially coconut. Enough to where one box is his price for a forgery. ''Forty boxes'' are enough to give his beeper number which Cookie exploits in the episode. At the end of the episode, his locker is full of the boxes Cookie gave him.

[[folder: Backpack Boy]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Kendre Berry

[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin A boy whose always wearing a backpack, and has a wide collection of them for any occasion.]]

* BagOfHolding: His specialty.
* BetaCouple: To Lisa/Cookie and Ned/Moze with Claire.
* BlackAndNerdy: To an extent.
* ButtMonkey: To a much lesser extent than Coconut Head or Martin, but still quite a bit, thanks mostly to his oversized backpack.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: It even appears that way on the school rolls.
* NiceGuy: Very generous and helpful.
* NoNameGiven: He's called Backpack Boy in the first episode and it just kind of sticks.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Much like Coconut Head, even the teachers call him Backpack Boy.
* OutOfFocus: He appears less after season 1 and only plays a minor supporting role in one episode of season 3, ''Guide to Revenge''.
* TokenMinorityCouple: With Claire.

[[folder: Claire Sawyer]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Brooke Marie Bridges

A girl who plans on becoming a lawyer and thus plays lawyer to the main and side characters on numerous occasions.

* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Has her moments.
* AmbulanceChaser: She works with her fellow middle-schoolers and will work up lawsuits on anyone someone asks her to, no matter how ridiculous the case is.
* BetaCouple: With Backpack Boy
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Claire Sawyer, Future Lawyer."
* TheComicallySerious: She really does think she's a lawyer. And it's hilarious.
* OutOfFocus: By season 3, her appearances are greatly diminished, appearing only in ''Guide to Revenge'' and ''Guide to Extra Credit''.
* PhraseCatcher: To her {{Catchphrase}}, people always reply with, "Claire. We've known you since pre-K."
* RunningGag: Whenever a character has a problem, she'll always appear, hand them a business card, and say her {{Catchphrase}}. Ironically the one time Ned deliberately called for her, she didn't appear right away. Ned had to actually shout her name for her to show up.
* TheStoic:
-->''Backpack Boy gives Claire a valentine.''
-->''Claire (With no expression)'': This is funny.
-->''Backpack Boy'': But you're not laughing.
-->''Claire (Mad)'': Yes, I am.
* TokenMinorityCouple: With Backpack Boy.
* {{Tsundere}}: Again, to Backpack Boy.

[[folder:The Huge Crew]]
A group of bullies who stalk Ned.

* {{Abhorrent Admirer}}s: To Ned.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Season 3. However, this is justified since they were older than Ned and probably went on to high school.
* GangOfBullies: The DistaffCounterpart to Loomer's crew. Interestingly enough, the two groups avoid each other, and it's implied that Loomer is actually scared of them.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: Doris Trembley, the leader of the Huge Crew, appears in Season 2 Episode 9, Substitute Teachers, by herself, and exhibits none of her usual behavior, acting uncharacteristically neutral towards Ned. She even participates in a conversation with him, Cookie, Moze, and the substitute teacher Mr. Weiner, and acts rather calm and friendly.
* StalkerWithACrush: They are insanely obsessed with Ned.
* TerribleTrio: The trio consists of Doris and her two friends, Lakisha and Kati.
* UnwantedHarem: To Ned.

[[folder:Evelyn Kwong]]
[[caption-width-right:376:Cookie's intellectual rival... don't get her mad at you!]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Michelle Kim

Cookie's competitive academic rival. She hates Cookie at first, but eventually develops feelings for him.

* AcademicAlphaBitch: She takes being the top student at Polk disturbingly seriously, to the extent that she'll physically injure you to get ahead.
* AsianAndNerdy: She is one of the smartest students at Polk.
* AxCrazy: She's borderline psychotic at times. Even the vice principal is scared of her.
* ClingyJealousGirl: With Cookie and later with Seth Powers.
* GreenEyedMonster: She doesn't like seeing Cookie with another girl. In fact, she tackled a fake girl out of jealousy, unaware that Cookie was trying to invoke this trope with Lisa.
* LovingBully: To Cookie.
* NoSocialSkills: She's a bit... forward with her feelings for Cookie. In "Boys", she tells Moze that she has no idea how to talk to boys.
* TheRival: Of Cookie, competing against him to be the smartest student at Polk.
* StalkerWithACrush: Again, on Cookie.
* TeenGenius: A middle-schooler capable of doing ([[EEqualsMCHammer what appears to be]]) abstract algebra.
* {{Tsundere}}: On a good day.
-->'''Evelyn''': *kisses Cookie after seeming to want to hurt him for kissing her* You drive me ''crazy''.
%% {{Yandere}}

[[folder:Timmy Toot-Toot]]
A classmate with a farting problem.

* AsianAndNerdy: Subverted; he appears to be a pretty average student.
* CatchPhrase: "Toot toot!"
* CursedWithAwesome: What everyone else sees as his problem, he sees as a superpower.
* {{Gasshole}}: Though at least he's courteous enough to give a ''little'' warning.

-->'''Portrayed by:''' Vincent Martella

The school newshound and photographer.

* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Of the [[{{Joisey}} "wuxtry papah"]][[note]]English translation: "Extra paper"[[/note]] variety.
* LargeHam
* SchoolNewspaperNewshound: Complete with an old-school 1920s-50s press-use camera.

[[folder:The Oboe Twins]]
[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin A pair of twin girls who play the oboe.]]

* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: They are identical in every way.
* CreepyTwins: They're very nice, but are way, ''way'' too alike to not be this trope.
* SingleMindedTwins: To the extreme. They almost never do anything apart, and whenever they do, they immediately start copying the nearest person to replace their twin.
* ShrinkingViolet: Both of them are very shy, and rarely talk to anyone but each other.
* ThinkTwins: They're among the smartest kids in school, even being part of Ned's math study group for a while.

[[folder: Gordy]]
[[caption-width-right:200:"But that's it! Today is also the weasel's last day at school!"]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Daran Norris

->''"You know, if I did my job once in a while, you wouldn't even need that [school beautification] squad."''

The school Day Janitor who helps the kids with their problems and is essentially a fourth member of the main trio.

* AlmightyJanitor: He's far more well-connected than you'd expect of a simple janitor. He sometimes implies that he used to have a high-level position in the government.
* BreakoutCharacter: His popularity is on par with the main cast, granting him a much bigger role from Season 2 onward.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Subverted/inverted in "The New Kid," where another janitor competes for Gordy's position. Gordy keeps the job... not because of his competence (the other janitor was in fact a lot better), but because he was shown to care more about the students than his competition did.
* CatchPhrase: "I'll let the night guy handle it.”
* DirtyOldMan: DefiedTrope
-->'''Cookie:''' So, do you think the new Lisa's hot?
-->'''Gordy:''' Um...I can't answer that, due to the fact that I'm ''forty.''
* DrivenToMadness: Happens a number of times following his failed weasel-catching attempts.
* ManChild: He doesn't act his age, at least at school. There are some indications that he lives the life of a bachelor after hours.
* OneOfTheKids: He spends more time getting into zany schemes with Ned and Cookie than he does doing his job. To his credit, he won't do anything that will cause too much damage, but mostly because he'll have to clean it up.
* PromotionToOpeningTitles: In season 2.
* RoadrunnerVsCoyote: With the weasel. Taken to the extreme in ''Guide to: Math'', where Gordy uses techniques straight out of a Looney Tunes short (boulder slingshot, rocket skates) and even uses a sign for dialogue like Wile E. Coyote would.

[[folder: Vice-Principal Crubbs]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Hamilton Mitchell

The Vice Principal of the School who acts like a cop and hams it up.

* CatchPhrase: "Do [[MadLibsCatchphrase [Insert action]]] or you're fired!" or just "You're fired!"
* CoolShades: Spoofed in many ways, including by not limited to an over-the-top GlassesPull.
* HiddenDepths: Turns out his cop behavior was because he had aspirations to be one and may have even gone to the police academy. However, he realized that his reasoning was because he wanted to help people and that a good deal of the problems occurred at school. So he jojned the school in order to help kids out before they could become criminals.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's often boorish and rude, sometimes unreasonably so, but at the end of the day he does genuinely care about the students and sometimes even gives good advice to them.
* LargeHam: Most of the time he acts like he's starring in a soap opera.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Has one that [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong is totally not cribbed from]] ''Series/MiamiVice''. It adds to his character of a would-be cop and his history of wanting to be one in Miami, thinking it would be like TV.
* TheMentor: He tries to be this for Ned in "Career Week" when testing suggests the boy could successfully pursue a career in education. It works better than Ned was initially willing to admit.
* StealthPun: He’s the school’s [[Series/MiamiVice vice]] principal.
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: Defied by Ned, Moze, and Cookie. Dr. Wright gets promoted to principal instead.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Of all of the authority figures in Polk, he is far more uptight and by-the-book.

[[folder: Mr. Sweeney]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Don Creech

The science teacher who is seen as a SadistTeacher by most of the students.

* BatmanGambit: In one episode when he was having a test coming up, he scolded Ned for his notebook and told him about the "Golden Notebook" that belonged to a former ace student, saying that if he was anything like it, he may have a chance of passing the test. Ned switched the notebook with a replica and aced the test. As he was putting it back, Sweeney caught Ned and revealed that it was him that wrote the notebook.
-->'''Sweeney:''' I just made up that story because I learned a long time ago that ''some'' students need to be tricked in order to learn.\\
'''Ned:''' But why didn't you just loan it to me?\\
'''Sweeney:''' [[JerkassHasAPoint Because then it would've been just another boring assignment for you to ignore.]] ''(Ned nods in agreement)'' And you wouldn't have gotten an A on the test. And now, [[PetTheDog caramel covered apples with nuts to celebrate a job well-done.]]
** He has a villainous one in another episode. When the students were planning to do the "atomic flush" by flushing all the toilets in the school at once, thereby hopping the entire school off the ground. Knowing that every single toilet would have to be flushed, he boarded himself inside the teachers' lounge bathroom, ensuring that it wouldn't happen. [[NotSoAboveItAll Though he still helped accomplish it in the end]].
* BigBad: In some episodes, such as "Class Clown", "Detention", and "Daydreaming".
* CoolOldGuy: On a good day.
* CoolShades: He keeps a spare in his pocket.
* CoolTeacher: Can be this at times as he really does care about his students, even willing to help tutor Ned so he doesn't have to go to summer school.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Can be mean, cranky and harsh but overall is a nice, caring teacher who just wants his students to succeed.
* MadScientist: In Ned's mind, anyway.
* NonGivingUpSchoolGuy: While he may be a Jerkass, but he really wants to do his job, be a teacher... that's it.
* PetTheDog:
** He tutors Ned in science so that Ned can pass his final exam and avoid summer school. There's also the example from the BatmanGambit above; he successfully tricks Ned into actually studying for and acing his exam, and then offers him caramel cover apples to celebrate.
** In the finale, he catches Ned on the field trip and doesn't rat him out, and calls him one of his favorite students.
* SadistTeacher: Appears to be this, and actually is sometimes, (Class Clown especially) but all in all, is a good (if somewhat [[SternTeacher stern]]) teacher.

[[folder: Mr./Dr. Wright]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Meshach Taylor

The season 2 history teacher and Season 3 principal after Principal Pal retires

* BenevolentBoss: School-environment counterpart as the principal in Season 3.
* CoolTeacher: A very good teacher and close to his students. Ned, Moze, and Cookie often go to him for advice. They even help him get the job as principal after Principal Pal retires.
* ExtremeDoormat: After initially becoming principal towards Principal Pal. Principal Pal helps him become more solid and stern as a result.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: In direct contrast to Sweeney, who swings back and forth between SadistTeacher and SternTeacher.

[[folder: Mr. Chopsaw]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Dave Florek

The Woodshop Teacher and Moze's mentor.

* BadassGrandpa: His job is easily the most dangerous in the school, and he does it without batting an eyelash. Even something like getting his entire arm caught in a lathe doesn't do much more than annoy him.
* CoolOldGuy: The most popular teacher in school by a significant degree, despite his...eccentricities.
* HiddenDepths: He was elected ''student body president'' back in high school, despite not being that popular (least in his youth). His main act was using car wash money to buy a handsome piece of woodshop equipment. He also recognizes the importance of style over fashion.
* NamesToRunAwayFrom
* ThemeNaming: He's the woodshop teacher.

[[folder: iTeacher]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Mo Collins

A teacher who uses a computer to teach English Lit from home.

* NoodleIncident: She is terrified of people and no one knows why. She does imply that part of her isolation was a result of overloading her schedule and losing herself to stress. Whatever happened to her was so traumatic that she no longer leaves home. The most she does is communicate with people through a webcam. She is a bit ashamed that her choices and her neurotic behavior led her to this.
* NoNameGiven: Never referred to as anything other than iTeacher.
* NotSoDifferent: During the focus on relations between teachers and students, she turns out to have been like Moze (albeit more of a go-getter) when she was younger. She uses this to help teach Mo to help find balance in her life.
* SadistTeacher: At first, but it turns out it was a sort of JerkassFacade so she wouldn't be scared of her students from that year on. Ironically, it had the opposite effect until she loosened up.

[[folder: Mr. Monroe]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Jim J. Bullock

The flamboyant Life Science and Health teacher, as well as editor of the school newspaper.

* AmbiguouslyGay: He's hyper-flamboyant and somewhat girly, but this is a kid's show, so his sexuality is never elaborated on. Not helped by the fact that his actor is openly gay in real life.
* {{Catchphrase}}: ''"Won't that be fun?"''
* CoolTeacher: Tries to be this, and occasionally succeeds.
* DemotedToExtra: After Season 1, where he was a regular who seemed to fill the ReasonableAuthorityFigure role. He was apparently PutOnABus in Season 2 (although it surprisingly [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome wasn't mentioned at all]]), but this was lampshaded upon his [[TheBusCameBack brief return]] for a couple episodes of Season 3.
* HiddenDepths: In addition to being the Life Science teacher, he is also ''very'' good at basketball.
* NiceGuy: The nicest of all of the teachers. But he's far from a pushover.
* ReformedBully: Admits that he used to be a male AlphaBitch in his younger years in "Guide to: Bullies". As you can see, [[HeelFaceTurn it didn't stick]].
-->'''Mr. Monroe''': I ruled the hallways with my biting wit and vicious sarcasm!

[[folder: Lunch Lady Rose]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Loni Love

The school lunch lady who can see the future in beans.

* {{Catchphrase}}: "It's in the BEANS."
* CassandraTruth: Every prediction she makes comes true, no matter how ridiculous. She said Cookie would get creamed, mashed, and black-eyed. At the end of the episode, he does indeed get that... but as in creamed ''corn'', mashed ''potatoes'', and black-eyed ''peas''.
* CoolOldLady: She's a cool lunch lady with prophetic abilities with lunch food.
* FortuneTeller: Using her lunch items as a medium to see the future. Or at least, she claims that she can. Once, even she admits that Ned can only pass his test if he puts in the effort.
* SassyBlackWoman: She certainly has her wit.

[[folder: Principal Irving Pal]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' John Bliss

The school's principal, who later becomes the school history teacher after he retires from being the principal.

* BunnyEarsLawyer: He's actually a capable and beloved principal; he just retired from old age. He continues this tradition when he becomes the new history teacher, even dressing up as a ''knight'' for a medieval class.
* CoolOldGuy: All of the students and teachers love him.
* CloudCuckooLander: He seems to be going senile. However, some episodes imply that it's ObfuscatingStupidity.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[Franchise/HarryPotter Dumbledore]].
* FakingTheDead: He does this in the HalloweenEpisode after entering a haunted hallway attraction. He intended it to be a short gag, but he kept it up because it was just too funny watching Ned and the others struggle to keep people from finding out what happened.
* TheGhost: He doesn't appear in person until Season 3.
* ObfuscatingInsanity: He often acts like he's out of his gourd, only to immediately prove quite capable as a principal and teacher.
* RunningGag: He frequently mistakes Moze for a boy for some reason.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: Acted as if he didn't know he was supposed to retire from being the principal so that Mr. Wright could learn to work up the courage to directly break out bad news to faculty members.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Apparently. When attacked by food during a food fight, he thinks he's in a war zone and acts accordingly.
* TenMinuteRetirement: Is formally retired from his position for an episode before becoming the history teacher.

[[folder: Mrs. Knapp]]
The former history teacher. Retires later and is replaced by Principal Pal.

* MeaningfulName: She sleeps. A lot.
* LazyBum: Not only is she always sleeping, but when told to retire her first instinct is to shout "Thank Heavens! I'm outta here!" and bolt through the door.
* SeniorSleepCycle: She sleeps through the entire day. It's not clear if it's because of her advanced age or just because she's lazy.

[[folder: Coach Joy Dirga]]
The gym teacher, also in charge of a few of the sports at Polk Middle School.

* CoolTeacher: Despite her gruff exterior, she takes time out of her day to help Ned win a weight lifting contest.
* DrillSergeantNasty: A lot of her lazier students bring out this behavior in her, but she has a nurturing side.
* HeightAngst: Subverted. She's perfectly fine with her height. When she sees Moze and another girl argue about the former being tall, she tells them not to worry about their height.