This is the character sheet for ''Series/SavedByTheBell''.


!!'''Zachary "Zack" Morris'''
* BigManOnCampus: Interestingly enough, he was clearly not the big man on campus when the show started, and seemed almost like a guy who was desperately ''trying'' to be popular. Apparently, whatever he did worked. As the series went on, Zack appeared to get more popular around school, until by senior year he had truly became the big man on campus. The fact that [[{{TookALevelInBadass}} he went from a scrawny runt during freshman year to a more muscular basketball player and track team runner]] (and his legendary status around school as the {{loveable rogue}}) may have had something to do with it.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Often.
* BreakoutCharacter: He started off as a supporting character in ''Good Morning, Ms. Bliss''.
* BrilliantButLazy: Invoked in the episode where the characters get their SAT scores back and Zack scores extremely high. The other characters realize out loud that although Zack's lazy, he's a lot smarter than he lets on. Zack himself tells them to keep it quiet, since he has "a reputation to look out for."
* ChickMagnet
* DeadpanSnarker
* DeliveryGuy
* EasilyForgiven / KarmaHoudini: Zack gets away with a lot of sociopathic behavior.
* HandsomeLech
* TheHero
* HighSchoolHustler: Arguably the TropeCodifier to [[Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff Ferris Bueller's]] TropeMaker.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* KidAnova
* LoveableRogue
* ManipulativeBastard: He comes across as this more often than not, since he's constantly shown lying, scheming, and manipulating to get what he wants.
* MrViceGuy
* {{Obfuscating Stupidity}}: As hinted above, Zack was far smarter than he let on.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Manly Man to Screech's Sensitive Guy.
* ShipTease: With all the female characters at some point.
* TimeStandsStill: "Time Out!"
* {{Trickster}}: Part of what cements his AlternateCharacterInterpretation as a PhysicalGod is how closely he matches the Trickster archetype.
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: At his worst.
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Him and Kelly get married in Las Vegas in the movie.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: With Kelly for a while.

!!'''Kelly Kapowski'''
* AlliterativeName
* TheCheerleader: Subverted. Despite the stereotypes of cheerleaders, Kelly is one of the kindest and most squeaky clean girls at Bayside High.
* TheChick
* TheDitz
* DudeMagnet
* HelloNurse
* InformedAttractiveness: Kelly was hot, no doubt, but few would argue that Lisa or Jessie were not just as hot. Within canon, however, Kelly was treated like a supermodel parading through the school.
* IvyLeagueForEveryone: Probably the worst offender; 1100 on her SAT and from a cash strapped family yet made it into the same prestigious ([[CaliforniaUniversity if fictional]]) university as Zach (high SAT/upper middle-class family), Screech (Valedictorian), and Slater (sports scholarship).
* MilitaryBrat: Somewhat inverted as even though her father, Frank worked at a defense plant, she never had to move around, unlike Slater.
* MsFanservice
* NiceGirl: She's head cheerleader and the most popular girl in school but she's also the most sweet natured character in the show (and it isn't because she's {{spoiled sweet}} either because she's from a poor family).
* PrettyInMink: In a fantasy scene.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Apparently grew up with Zack, Lisa, Screech and Jessie.
* [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Victorious Childhood Friend]]: She and Zack get married in Las Vegas in the movie.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: With Zack for a while.

!!'''Lisa Marie Turtle'''
* BlackBestFriend
* BookDumb
* TheFashionista: Throughout the series. Also, she apparently becomes one in the literal sense as an adult, as she gets accepted to a prestigious fashion institute at the end of high school.
* FeigningIntelligence: "What is Art? Are we Art? Is Art Art?"
* GossipyHens
* LovableAlphaBitch
* SassyBlackWoman: Definitely had the best put-downs of the cast.
** "You want toasted buns? Go sit on a MICROWAVE!!!"
* SpoiledSweet
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Sort of. After Kelly and Jesse left the show, Lisa got a noticable boost in both popularity and brains so she could step into their shoes as the [[SixStudentClique pretty one and the smart one]] to play against Tori's wild one. Lisa was always popular in canon, but after the other two left, it's like she became the only hot girl left at Bayside.
* TokenMinority

!!'''Samuel "Screech" Powers'''
* AbhorrentAdmirer: Towards Lisa, sometimes verging on {{stalker with a crush}} (played strictly for comedy).
* {{Adorkable}}
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer
* BrutalHonesty: Often.
* ButtMonkey
* ComicallyMissingThePoint
* DitzyGenius
* DoggedNiceGuy: To Lisa.
* ExtravertedNerd
* {{Flanderization}}: His quirkiness was exaggerated in later seasons to the point where it became blatant stupidity.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: While Screech is good friends with Zack, he is merely tolerated by the rest of the group (and outright despised by Lisa).
* GeekPhysiques
* KiddieKid
* KarmaHoudini: Surprisingly with a lot of Zack's schemes, he is rarely directly punished for them, despite being Zack's unindicted co-conspirator.
* LovableNerd
* TheMillstone: He's frequently roped into scams by his best friend, Zack. And, as a {{running gag}}, he often unwittingly sabotages them.
* NoSocialSkills
* OddFriendship: With the other main characters.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname:
** The one exception being Violet Bickerstaff who always addressed him as "Samuel".
* PluckyComicRelief
* RejectionAffection: Even though Lisa is extremely vocal in her lack of interest in Screech, he obliviously insists they are meant to be.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive Guy to Zack's Manly Man.
* TheSmartGuy: Qualifies since he becomes [[spoiler:Valedictorian at Bayside]].
* SmartPeoplePlayChess
* TeenGenius: He did build his own robot.
* TookALevelInDumbass: Oh did he ever.
* WackyGuy

!!'''Albert Clifford "A.C." Slater Sanchez'''
* TheBigGuy
* BigManOnCampus: In the first season, and it was the source of his and Zack's hostility.
* ChickMagnet
* EmbarrassingFirstName: Albert Clifford. No wonder he prefers to go by "A.C." or [[LastNameBasis Slater]].
* {{Flanderization}}: Into a proud male chauvinist.
* LastNameBasis
* [[PoliticallyIncorrectHero Licensed Sexist]]
* LovableJock
* MilitaryBrat
* MrFanservice
* MrViceGuy
* NewTransferStudent: Technically. He transferred to Bayside at the very beginning of the series, so he's not any newer to the audience than the rest of the characters. However, to the characters on the show, he was "the new guy," and the first season kept emphasizing this.
* TheRival: To Zack, at first.
* RomanticFalseLead: Early on in the Zack/Kelly relationship.
* StrawMisogynist: At times, always played for laughs.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: the show took every available chance to get Slater shirtless or in tights. Cue sitcom "Woooooooh~"

!!'''Jessica Myrtle "Jessie" Spano'''
* TheBGrade: Jessie's greatest fear.
* ClassRepresentative: If not literally then at least in terms of personality.
* {{Determinator}}
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: As noted above, Myrtle.
-->'''Zack:''' "That's what I named my turtle."
* {{Flanderization}}: Her StrawFeminist tendencies.
* GoGetterGirl
* GranolaGirl
* HugeSchoolgirl
* IvyLeagueForEveryone: A literal example, as she is accepted to Columbia upon her graduation (after several of the other Ivy League schools turn her down, presumably due to her low SAT score).
* RememberTheNewGuy: See Lisa.
* TheSmartGirl
* SoapboxSadie
* StrawFeminist

!!'''Principal Richard Belding'''
* ButtMonkey: Usually at the hands of Zack's antics.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Hey, hey, hey, what is going on here?"
* FormerTeenRebel
* LargeHam
* [[OmnidisciplinaryScientist Omnidisciplinary Teacher]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Even Zack occasionally admits that Belding is a lot more reasonable than he usually gives him credit for. During the graduation episode, Zack gives Belding a hug. In the "Wedding in Vegas" movie when Belding is a guest at [[spoiler: Zack and Kelly's wedding]], Zack finally admits that he appreciates Mr. Belding and says "You made high school challenging."
* WorthyOpponent: Despite his ButtMonkey status, he's one of the few people who can keep up with Zack's schemes and even turn them against him on a regular basis. Zack even admitted that that Mr. Belding made things challenging for him.

!!'''Tori Scott'''
* BikerBabe
* TheLadette
* NewTransferStudent
* OneOfTheBoys
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Replaced Kelly as Zack's love interest, though otherwise didn't much resemble her.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Kelly and Jessie disappear, Tori appears and takes their place for nine episodes, then disappears, Jessie and Kelly reappear and everything carries on as normal as if Tori never existed.
** The Tori episodes were filmed after the series finale and the made-for-TV movie that were supposed to wrap up the plot of the series, but were inserted into the middle of the season, as their storylines take place at the high school, in the usual canon of the series. This has lead to a series of gigantic plot holes that fans call the "Tori Paradox": Out of nowhere, Jessie and Kelly unexplainably disappear; Tori starts as a new student at the school and instantly befriends the main cast, who are carrying on as if Jessie and Kelly never existed; She is established as some kind of hybrid of Jessie and Kelly, thus she is beautiful and athletic while being smart, snarky and feminist; [[spoiler: Zack begins a romantic relationship with her with absolutely no mention of his relationship with Kelly and showing no remorse for the fact that he is potentially cheating on her with Tori]]; [[spoiler: Zack and Tori break up]] and all of a sudden, she is gone with no explanation of her fate; Jessie and Kelly reappear and everything reverts back to how it was before Tori appeared, [[spoiler: Zack and Kelly get engaged and everyone graduates]] with no mention of Tori whatsoever, as if she was never there in the first place. Promotional cast pictures exist that feature both Tori and Kelly (together at the same time) with all of the actors wearing college sweatshirts hinting that Tori was, at one point, being considered to appear in ''The College Years''.

!!'''Violet Anne Bickerstaff'''
* HollywoodNerd
* NerdGlasses

!!'''Stacey Carosi'''
* BelligerentSexualTension[=/=]SlapSlapKiss: With Zack.
* BigApplesauce: She was a New Yorker who only goes to California during the summers to work at her father's beach club.
* DefrostingIceQueen
* [[ParentalMarriageVeto Parental Relationship Veto]]: Her dad didn't approve of Zack.
* YourCheatingHeart: Zack finds out that Stacey had a boyfriend back at school.

!!'''Mike Rogers'''
* TheBigGuy
* EmbarrassingTattoo: We'll let the quote speak for itself
--> Screech: "Coach has ''Big Bird'' on his butt!"
--> Mike: "Hey, hey, hey! It's Tweety Bird!"
* {{Glory Days}}: A former NFL player for the San Francisco 49'ers, Mike often wistfully reminisces about his days as a football player, and clearly loves the sport. On one occasion, while complaining about a {{Jerkass}} from his old team, he admits that he's jealous, and says "He's getting paid millions to play a game that I would have been willing to play for free."
* {{Landlord}}: OK, not actually a landlord, as the characters were living in a college dorm, but he was their Resident Advisor, so {{Landlord}} is probably the closest trope that fits.
* {{Reasonable Authority Figure}}

!!'''Susan [=McMahon=], Dean of Students'''
* {{California University}}: The college where she works
* {{God Save Us From the Queen}}
* {{Hey Its That Guy}}: Played by the awesome Holland Taylor, aka the mom from {{Two and a Half Men}}.
* {{Iron Lady}}
* TyrantTakesTheHelm

'''Minor Characters:'''

!!'''Ollie Creekley'''
* {{Black and Nerdy}}
* HollywoodNerd

!!'''Eric, aka Jessie's wicked stepbrother'''
* BigApplesauce
* BrotherChuck
* {{Jerk With a Heart of Gold}}

!!'''Becky Belding'''
* {{Alliterative Name}}
* {{Screaming Birth}}
* {{The Unseen}} for most of the series. Mr. Belding constantly talked about her, but we never actually met her until an episode during senior year.

!!'''Big Pete'''
* {{Hollywood Nerd}}
* CoolLoser
* RenaissanceMan: Is in the glee club, is a science geek, and mentions taking a Spanish cooking class.

* {{Jerk Jock}} sometimes. By the end though, he, Screech, and Big Pete have a "breakthrough" during Mr. Belding's bizarre group-psychotherapy session in gym class, and Ox ends up swearing off making fun of nerds again.

* BrainlessBeauty
* DumbBlonde
* SatelliteLoveInterest: {{Lampshaded}} by Tori as the type of bimbo Zack dates (when he isn't in a steady relationship with Kelly/Stacey/Tori herself).

* HollywoodNerd

!!'''Maxwell Nerdstrom'''
* CasanovaWannabe
* ControlFreak
* HollywoodNerd
* MeaningfulName
* JerkAss
* SmugSnake