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Skins introduces a new cast of characters every two seasons. The US cast section could use some work.

[[folder: First Generation]]
!The Kids
!!Anthony "Tony" Stonem
->'''Played By:''' Creator/NicholasHoult
->'''Centric Episodes:''' "Tony" (series 1), "Tony and Maxxie" (series 2)

%%* AffablyEvil
* AmbiguouslyGay: It's never made clear whether his dalliance with [[spoiler: Maxxie]] is just an experiment or if he's actually bisexual. Michelle's comment below only came after the fact.
* AnythingThatMoves: As Michelle says, "He sleeps with everyone, even boys!"
* BigBrotherInstinct: He will be a dick to anybody else, but he will look after Effy.
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing: Mainly to adults.
* BreakTheHaughty: First his friends become fed up with his behavior, then the bus finishes the job.
%%* ByronicHero
%%* CharacterDevelopment: In Season 2.
* DepravedBisexual: He is at least bi-curious and definitely depraved. The problem with his encounter with [[spoiler:Maxxie]] isn't seen as bad because the latter is a boy; it's bad because ''Tony has a girlfriend at the time'' and because he objectifies [[spoiler:Maxxie]] into a to-go gay for experiments.
%%* DracoInLeatherPants: In-universe, even.
%%* ExperimentedInCollege: During the trip to Russia.
* ForTheEvulz: Apparently Tony messes with others' lives and emotions because he can't think of a better entertainment.
%%* MrFanservice
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Subverted in that [[spoiler: when Tony actually gets round to sleeping with Maxxie, it turns out that some guys don't want him after all]].
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: In Season 1. When he alienates Sid and Michelle, turns out that nobody else was that big a fan of him.
%%* GeniusBookClub
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Almost resulted in RedemptionEqualsDeath in the Season 1 finale, but he recovered.]]
%%* HeelRealization: At the end of the first season.
%%* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Sid.
%%* InsufferableGenius: With one exception; see SmallNameBigEgo below.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Eventually.
%%* LackOfEmpathy: In Season 1.
%%* LookBothWays: [[spoiler: He gets better.]]
%%* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler:Almost.]]
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* TheMasochismTango: With Michelle.
* NietzscheWannabe: Lampshaded in Sid's Season 1 episode, where Tony is actually seen reading ''Thus Spake Zarathustra''.
* ReallyGetsAround: Jal recites an inmpressive list of Tony's conquests at one point, and it probably isn't complete.
* ScrewySquirrel: In Season 1. He honestly believes that his messing with others' lives makes them interesting and is mildly surprised that his victims don't share this opinion.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Mostly averted, as Tony truly is an InsufferableGenius, but it is implied that his sexual prowess is not what he believes it to be. According to [[spoiler: Maxxie]], [[spoiler: giving head]] is the "one thing [Tony's] not actually good at," and in Season 2 Michelle says that [[spoiler: Sid]] is the first person to make her come, meaning that Tony never has. So while he may be good at getting people into his bed, he's apparently not so great at satisfying them once they're there.
* SmugSnake: In the first season Tony seems to be convinced that his charm, intelligence and perceived superiority over his friends guarantee that he can get away with being an ass. They don't, and by the end of the season he manages to have alienated every single one of them - either personally or they choose to side with Sid and/or Michelle over him.
%%* SociopathicHero
* TallDarkAndHandsome: His looks definitely play to his advantage.
* ToxicFriendInfluence: Sid in particular does some stupid things because of Tony. Then again, Tony (at first) just doesn't care about others' well-being.
%%* TheVamp: Male example.
%%* VillainProtagonist: Season 1.
%%* WickedCultured

!!Michelle Richardson
-->'''Played by:''' April Pearson
-->'''Centric episodes:''' "Michelle" (series 1), "Michelle" (series 2)

* EmbarrassingNickname: "Nips," Tony's less-than-flattering nickname for her.
* GeniusDitz: Though she's easily dismissed by many of the characters - and even by herself - as a vapid pretty girl, Michelle is actually a pretty good student, especially when it comes to languages. In the generation finale, this is solidified by Michelle [[spoiler: tieing with Tony for the best A-level grades in their group of friends]], surpassing even [[TheSmartGuy Jal]].
%%* GreenEyes
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: When Tony gets hit by a bus at the end of Season 1]].
%%* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Jal.
%%* {{Ojou}}
%%* RomanticFalseLead: For [[spoiler: Sid]].
%%* TheMasochismTango: With Tony.
%%* WomanScorned: In her Season 1 episode.

!!Sidney "Sid" Jenkins
-->'''Played by:''' Mike Bailey
-->'''Centric episodes:''' "Sid" (series 1), "Sid" (series 2)

%%* {{Antihero}}: Type I.
%%* BigEater
%%* ButtMonkey
%%* CordonBleughChef
* FunTShirt: He has one with a talking dog on it, that tends to go off at inappropriate times.
%%* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Tony.
%%* LoveHurts: With Cassie.
* AManIsNotAVirgin: Plot of the very first episode.
-->'''Tony''': It's embarrassing.
-->'''Sid''': It's common and quite normal for someone of sixteen--
-->'''Tony''': --No. It's ''embarrassing'', Sid.
-->'''Sid''': ...Shit.
%%* NatureAbhorsAVirgin
%%* NerdGlasses: But of course.
%%* NotAMorningPerson
%%* ThePigpen: A minor example.
%%* RomanticFalseLead: For [[spoiler: Michelle]].
%%* SlapSlapKiss: With Cassie, in Season 2.
%%* SlobsVersusSnobs: With [[SmugSnake Tony]].
* ThemeNaming: Sid's father's side of the family are all variants of Alexander (Alex, Sandy, Lex and Ally). Sid spots that his he and his father (Mark) are the [[OddNameOut Odd Names Out]], marking them for black sheep and outcast status.
%%* ThisLoserIsYou
* TheUnfavourite: Despite the fact that he hasn't got any siblings Sid is constantly overshadowed by Tony. Mr. Jenkins' voice becomes completely different when he's talking to Tony, as opposed to yelling at Sid. And in his Season 2 episode, Sid and his dad are both unfavorites, to his uncle and cousins.

!!Cassandra "Cassie" Ainsworth
-->'''Played by:''' Hannah Murray
-->'''Centric episodes:''' "Cassie" (series 1), "Cassie" (series 2), "Pure" (series 7)

* AnythingThatMoves / ReallyGetsAround: An InformedAttribute [[spoiler: until Season 2]].
%%* BeneathTheMask: In Season 2.
%%* CloudCuckoolander
%%* CoolShades
* DitzyGenius: Mainly in Season 2. In her episode, she spends most of her philosophy exam chatting to her teacher and dancing to "Funkytown." She sits down to write for the last hour and seemingly aces the test. On top of that, Cassie is a genius at reading people (almost telepathic in her accuracy) as well as reading [[GeniusBookClub heavy books]].
* DrivenToSuicide / SpurnedIntoSuicide.
** InterruptedSuicide: Thanks to Jal.
* DullSurprise: Occasionally, such as when she catches [[spoiler: Jal and Chris]] having sex.
* TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest: While she's not in a relationship with him, the death of [[spoiler: Chris]] definitely affects her this way.
* FlowerInHerHair: [[spoiler: When she attempts suicide.]]
%%* GeniusBookClub
* GenkiGirl: Appears that way at first.
* HesDeadJim: Has this reaction [[spoiler: when Chris dies]].
%%* IJustWantToBeBeautiful
%%* LoveHurts: With Sid.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Of the "deconstructed" variety. She isn't just quirky, she has ''multiple'' legitimate psychological problems which are depicted with all the seriousness they require. Also, said problems are just as, if not more, integral to her storyline as her relationship with Sid.
%%* MistakenForCheating
%%* MotorMouth
* ObfuscatingInsanity: Despite having real mental health issues, she does this at times, sometimes combined with ObfuscatingStupidity.
** In Cassie's season 2 episode, she admits that she stopped eating because then everyone had to do what she said.
%%* ParentalSubstitute: For her brother.
%%* PlatonicLifePartners: With Chris.
* TheOphelia: Played with throughout the two series. It can whiplash between funny ("I'm thinking of leaving school, growing a beard, and joining the circus") to just plain disturbing (Effy's Season 2 episode.)
%%* QuirkyCurls
* TheRunaway: [[spoiler: When she returns from Scotland.]]
* SelfHarm: Although never shown, it's mentioned in her season two episode.
%%* SlapSlapKiss: With Sid in Season 2.
* TheSocialExpert: Takes it to an almost telepathic level, especially in Season 2.
%%* StickyFingers
%%* StepfordSmiler
%%* SuperOCD: A mild example.
* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: In her Season 1 episode, she keeps getting texts telling her to '''EAT!''' on her phone, and seeing the word spelled out elsewhere. Nobody is texting her. They are all just hallucinations.
* TookALevelInJerkass: In season 2 [[spoiler: when she becomes a JerkassWoobie for a time.]]
* VerbalTic / CatchPhrase: "Oh. Wow. Lovely."
* WeightWoe: Cassie suffers from anorexia nervosa and starves herself in order to get thin. (Most of the time.)
%%* WomanInWhite
%%* WomanScorned: Throughout Season 2.

!!Chris Miles
-->'''Played by:''' Joe Dempsie
-->'''Centric episodes:''' "Chris" (series 1), "Chris" (series 2)

%%* {{Antihero}}: Type I.
%%* BloodFromTheMouth
%%* CantGetAwayWithNuthin
* CatchPhrase: "Fuck it".
%%* DiedInYourArmsTonight
%%* FunTShirt
%%* GoOutWithASmile
%%* LifeOfTheParty: Well, they all are, but Chris more than anyone.
%%* MaleFrontalNudity
%%* NewJobEpisode: His season 2 episode.
%%* NiceGuy
%%* ObiWanMoment
* OppositesAttract: With Jal. [[spoiler: Admittedly, though, it was only after each of them brought out a little of each other - Chris getting Jal to show her wilder side, and Jal getting Chris to make responsible decisions.]]
%%* ParentalAbandonment
%%* PlatonicLifePartners: With Cassie.
* SecondLove: [[spoiler: When he chooses Jal over Angie.]]
* TheStoner: Perhaps also the EruditeStoner.
%%* TeacherStudentRomance: With Angie.
* TeenyWeenie: Implied twice in first two episodes. While the first mention could pass as a harsh joke, the second one contained Jal and Cassie ''taking pity'' on him because of that.
%%* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth
%%* TraumaCongaLine: His backstory.
* TheUnfavorite: How his parents treat him. His dad even goes so far as to only have photos of Peter.
%%* UptightLovesWild: GenderFlipped with Jal.
%%* WrongGuyFirst

!!Jalander "Jal" Fazer
-->'''Played by:''' Larissa Wilson
-->'''Centric episodes:''' "Jal" (series 1), "Jal" (series 2)

* BlackAndNerdy:
-->'''Chris''': You don't have sex, do you? You have clarinet lessons.
%%* BrokenBird: In Series 2.
%%* CloserToEarth
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* ElegantClassicalMusician
%%* TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Averted [[spoiler: when Jal gets an abortion in Series 2, so she can continue on with her music studies at Uni]].
%%* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Michelle.
* OnlySaneWoman: Tends to play the voice of reason among the characters.
%%* OppositesAttract: With Chris.
* TheSmartGuy: She tends to play this role, even though Tony and Cassie are arguably smarter.
* SheCleansUpNicely: In her Season 1 episode. To the point, where...
** StupidSexyFlanders: ...exen homosexual Maxxie starts drooling over her.
%%* TeamMom
%%* TeenPregnancy
%%* TokenMinority
* UptightLovesWild: GenderFlipped with Chris.
* YouAreACreditToYourRace: Gets a speech like this from the school administration when she's being interviewed for being a BBC Young Musician Of The Year finalist. They go on and on about how Jal is from a "disadvantaged background" when, actually, her father is a famous musician and she's probably the most well-off of the group.

!!Maxxie Oliver
-->'''Played by:''' Mitch Hewer
-->'''Centric episodes:''' "Maxie and Anwar" (series 1), "Tony and Maxxie" (series 2)

* AllGaysLoveTheater: Dancing is more his thing, but he does love the theater.
%%* BillyElliotPlot
* CampGay: A mild example, but he loves dancing and theater.
* ClubKid: Although he's one of the most balanced characters of the show and is one of the few characters who isn't seen using drugs.
* {{Gayngst}}: Notably averted. Maxxie's open homosexuality isn't a problem for him, his family or friends. It's Anwar who has to get over the issue, not Maxxie.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: At one point, when Chris needed clothes (long story), Maxxie managed to get pants for him by charming them off of a random guy.
* TheHeart: He's (with possible exception of Chris) the nicest, most caring and (with no exceptions) emotionally stable member of the group. It's especially evident in the second season when he [[spoiler:takes care of Tony]].
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Anwar, although obviously minus the "heterosexual" as far as Maxxie goes.
* MrFanservice: Ironically enough, he provides a fair amount of male fanservice for the ladies (not that the fellas don't like it, mind you).
%%* NiceGuy
* OnlySaneMan: More or less. Still has his issues, but handles them a lot better than most of his friends.
%%* PerformanceArtist
* ShirtlessScene: With nudity--one (in)famous example is when a stalker is hiding in his room and Maxxie arrives to go to sleep. His first act is to strip off the Superman costume he's wearing.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Anwar, particularly in the first series.

!!Anwar Kharral
-->'''Played by:''' Dev Patel
-->'''Centric episodes:''' "Maxxie and Anwar" (series 1)

%%* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Maxxie.
* PluckyComicRelief: Especially true in Season 2, where Anwar's storyline seemed to exist to provide a bit of a fun MoodWhiplash in the midst of the DarkerAndEdgier arcs surrounding the other characters.
* StrawHypocrite: Anwar is perfectly fine breaking Islam's rules regarding drugs, drinking and premarital sex, but suddenly clings to his religion as an excuse for his homophobia. Maxxie calls him out on it in their episode.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Maxxie, particularly in the first series.
%%* TwoferTokenMinority

!!Elizabeth "Effy" Stonem
-->'''Played by:''' Kaya Scodelario
-->'''Centric episodes:''' "Effy" (series 1), "Effy" (series 2), "Effy" (series 3), "Effy" (series 4), "Fire" (series 7)

--> See Second Generation.

!!Sketch (Lucy)
-->'''Played by:''' Aimee-Ffion Edwards
-->'''Centric episodes:''' "Sketch" (series 2)

* AbhorrentAdmirer: Creepy, slightly unhinged and completely ignores...
%%* IncompatibleOrientation
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Falsely claiming that her drama teacher molested her was obviously inexcusable, but the guy was kind of an arsehole, denied her the role not because of any principles but because he thought she was ugly and actually had molested a student (Michelle, who admittedly viewed it with annoyance rather than being traumatized).
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Everyone except her mother refers to her as "Sketch" and her actual first name comes up only once. Her last name is never mentioned.
* PluckyGirl: The list of the actions she was willing to undertake to get to Maxxie includes: stalking, breaking into his house and ''spending the entire night under his bed'', an elaborate plan of hijacking a school play with poisoning an innocent and getting a teacher fired by falsely accusing him of sexual abuse on the way, more stalking and screwing Maxxie's best friend. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And some tire slashing]] in the supplementary materials. She's a very dark example, but you have to give it to her, the girl has determination.
%%* StalkerWithACrush: Towards Maxxie.
* VillainousCrossdresser: Downplayed. She's trying to make herself look "as close to a boy as you can get" for Maxxie but no-one would be fooled.
* {{Yandere}}: She's not violent like this trope usually implies, but she's definitely unstable and doesn't really care who she has to hurt to get to Maxxie.


!!Anthea Stonem
-->Played by: Morwenna Banks

* AdultsAreUseless: Useless. Ignores Tony and Effy.
* ParentalFavoritism: In Effy's favor.

!!Jim Stonem
-->Played by: Harry Enfield

* BerserkButton: Calling thighs sexy.
%%* BumblingDad
* ButtMonkey: Especially Tony loves having jokes at his expense.
%%* CannotTellAJoke
* SirSwearsALot: His parenting life isn't too easy and he isn't taking it well.

!!Anna Richardson
-->Played by: Arabella Weir

-->Played by: Sia Berkeley

%%* DaddysGirl
%%* FieryRedhead
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
%%* LifeOfTheParty

!!Mark Jenkins
-->Played by: Peter Capaldi

%%* BumblingDad
* CallingTheOldManOut: Both the receiver and giver.
* ClusterFBomb: Often speaks in these. He's [[Series/TheThickOfIt Malcolm Tucker]], what do you expect?
* DidNotGetTheGirl: [[spoiler: He did not get his wife again.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
%%* OneLastSmoke]]
%%* PeacefulInDeath
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Lampshaded.
--> Sid: Why are you talking in very short sentences?
--> Mark: Emphasis! Drama! Fuck off!
%%* TheUnFavourite

!!Elizabeth Jenkins
-->Played by: Josie Lawrence

* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: In contrast to her husband.

!!Marcus and Margeritte Ainsworth
-->Played by: Neil Morrissey and Naomi Allisstone

%%* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
%%* HandsOffParenting
%%* ParentalObliviousness
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It's never explained what happened to them, although we assume they are still in Elgin.
** [[spoiler:Skins Pure explains that Margeritte died and Marcus is in Wales, not coping very well with being a single dad to Reuben.]]

!!Graham Miles

* DramaticIrony: [[spoiler: Graham's decision to un-invite Chris's friends to his funeral, because they were the ones who "screwed him up." The audience, however, knows the opposite is true: his friends were the ones who cared about and looked after Chris after his parents both abandoned him. If not for his friends, he probably would have died a lot sooner.]]
%%* ParentalAbandonment
* IHaveNoSon: Not quite, but he doesn't acknowledge Chris as his son, going to the extreme of only having baby pictures of Peter. [[spoiler: That is, until Chris dies.]]

!!Chris's mother

%%* ParentalAbandonment

!!Peter Miles

%%* InTheBlood

!!Ronnie Fazer
-->Played by: Mark Monero

%%* DaddysGirl

!!Jal's Mother
-->Played by Josette Simon

%%* ParentalAbandonment

!!Ace and Lyton Fazer
-->Played by Troy Glasgow and Adrian Fergus Fuller

%%* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: To Jal.
%%* JiveTurkey
%%* ThoseTwoGuys

!!Istiak Kharral
-->Played by Inder Manocha

%%* GoodParents
* HappilyMarried: Lets his wife have her way in everything because of his love for her.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: One of the few on the show.

!!Bibi Kharral
-->Played by Nina Wadia

%%* DotingParent
%%* HappilyMarried
* HiddenDepths: Her masturbation joke in the generation finale suggests she's maybe a bit looser than she initially seems.

!!Uncle Muneer
-->Played by Nish Nathwani

%%* DumbassDJ

!!Walter Oliver
-->Played by: Bill Bailey

%%* GoodParents
* PapaWolf: Supportive of his son's open homosexuality and ready to give the local bullies a run.
%%* TallPoppySyndrome

!!Jackie Oliver

%%* GoodParents
* MistakenForCheating: By Chris and Jal who probably remained convinced that she had given Tony a blow-job.
* ParentalSubstitute: To a degree to Tony when he was a kid and [[spoiler:after the accident]].

!Supporting Cast
!!Posh Kenneth
-->Played by: Daniel Kaluuya

* JiveTurkey: The joke being that his posh accent means he doesn't sound nearly as "ghetto" as he would like to.
* TokenMinorityCouple: His moment with Jal in the Series 1 finale.
* YouLookFamiliar: Daniel Kaluuya turned up playing a DJ in a series 3 episode.

!!Abigail Stock
-->Played by: Georgina Moffet

%%* RichBitch
%%* RomanticFalseLead

!!Josh Stock
-->Played by: Ben Lloyd-Hughes

* BewareTheNiceOnes: Though it's more that he turns out to ''not be so nice'' once Tony screws him over.
%%* RomanticFalseLead: For Michelle.
%%* TookALevelInJerkass: In Effy's episode.

!!Pandora Moon
--> Played by: Lisa Backwell

--> See Second Generation.

-->Played by: Siwan Morris

%%* HotForStudent.
%%* RomanticFalseLead

-->Played by: Giles Thomas

* CoolTeacher: At least, he tries:
--> "Oggie oggie oggie!"
---> [[FlatWhat *blank stare*]]

-->Played by: Josie Long

* MisplacedKindergartenTeacher

!!Madison "Mad" Twatter
-->Played by: Stephen Walters

%%* TheAggressiveDrugDealer
%%* BadassMustache
* BerserkButton: DON'T stare.
* GoodHairEvilHair: His handlebar mustache puts him in the latter category.
* HiddenDepths: He shows a surprising amount of skill on the clarinet.
* UnfortunateNames: Though he seems to enjoy it.

!!Alan the Taxi Driver
-->Played by: Alan George

%%* CoolOldGuy
%%* TheMentor: To Cassie.

[[folder: Second Generation]]

!The Kids
!!Elizabeth "Effy" Stonem
-->'''Played by:''' Kaya Scodelario
-->'''Centric episodes:''' "Effy" (series 1), "Effy" (series 2), "Effy" (series 3), "Effy" (series 4), "Fire" (series 7)

%%* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* BeneathTheMask: It finally comes off in Season 4, but we get some peeks even before that - for example, with her "Unseen Skins" in Season 1, and with her speech to Katie in Pandora's Season 3 episode.
* BigBrotherWorship: She's very devoted to her brother, and he seems to be the only one able to understand her beyond her emotionless mask in earlier seasons. [[spoiler: His nearly-fatal accident, seen by her on first-hand, and eventually his departure, have a great impact on her mental health]].
--> '''Pandora''': "Your brother's really nice."
--> '''Effy''': "He's not nice, he's amazing."
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Mostly to her parents, and especially in the two earlier seasons. She acts innocent and well-behaved in front of them, and they know nothing of her wild party persona (or her manipulative tendencies), which is no surprise for her brother, her friends, or even her brother's friends. When she overdoses, they actually blame ''Tony'' for it.
* BrokenBird: Gave off this impression from her earliest appearances, until SanitySlippage ensued.
* TheChessmaster:
** Prominent in Season 2, where she pretty much single-handedly solved the entire Michelle-Sid-Cassie-Tony situation, fixed her own messed-up house in time for her father to come back and never realize what a wreck everything was, and simultaneously managed to get kicked out of the private school, which is what she wanted all along, while keeping hopeless Pandora in there. All by generally evoking the right reactions from people.
** Quite less so in Seasons 3 and 4. At the beginning it does seem like she's trying to be this, manipulating Cook, Freddie and JJ to fall in love with her, but everything ultimately falls apart when she falls for Freddie.
* DeadpanSnarker: Rare, but she has her moments.
--> '''(in the dinner table, to her mom)''': You're fucking my dad's line manager. No biggie.
%%* EmotionlessGirl
* FallenPrincess: Effy appears to have everything: she’s beautiful, is popular yet mysterious, and has a cool brother to boot. Doesn’t keep her away from love issues, suffering thanks to her screwed-up family or [[spoiler: her own mental issues]].
* FilleFatale: All three of the Musketeers fall for her. JJ actually [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it:
--> "No more 'ooh I'm so fit and mysterious.'"
%%* GeniusBookClub
%%* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Pandora.
%%* IceQueen
%%* IncestSubtext: Tony and Effy give off... vibes... at times.
* {{Kuudere}}: Granted, she isn't an outright sweetheart on the inside either, but she does have a kind side, which she shows mostly to people she cares about, such as Tony, Pandora and her mom.
* MoralityPet: Is one to her brother Tony. Even his own girlfriend believes Effy is the only person he truly cares about.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Effy can't seem to handle being in a relationship with someone she genuinely loves, [[spoiler: which is why she loses it when she and Freddie get together in Season 4]]. She outright says so.
--> "[[DefiedTrope Love's not supposed to do that]], you made go mad!"
%%* OddFriendship: With ditzy, naive Pandora.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Pretty much no one calls her Elizabeth, and actually her name only comes up when things in Season 4 [[EasyAmnesia get]] [[BlankSlate really]] [[SanitySlippage bad]].
%%* TheOphelia
* ParentalFavoritism: Her mother definitely prefers her over Tony. Harder to vouch for her father, but given how Tony daily drives him crazy for his own amusement...
* RoomFullOfCrazy: In Freddie's Season 4 episode, [[spoiler:Effy makes one in her mum's bedroom.]]
* TheRunaway: Runs away from home with Cook for a while. It seems to be a mix of The Attention Seeking Runaway and The Vagrant Runaway types.
%%* SanitySlippage: In Season 4.
* ShipperOnDeck: For Naomi and Emily. She notices their feelings for each other (especially Naomi's) right from the beginning and subtly encourages them on. Her status as this is pretty solid by Series 7.
* SilentBob: In Season 1. She says her first line in her own episode, "Effy", of that season, and subsequent episodes have her speaking normally, [[TheQuietOne if less so than most characters]].
* StepfordSmiler:
** Gets hinted at in her Season 2 episode, when Tony says her reservedness and apparent contempt for caring for other people don't fool him; however, it's not really fully explored until Generation 2, in which...
** ...she reveals herself to be the Depressed and Unstable types. Effy's complete personality shifts with each season turn out to just be different masks, [[spoiler: until it comes off in Season 4]]. Invoked by Anthea in Season 3, who says to JJ that nothing terrifies Effy more than "showing her cards."
* TheStoic:
** Very much so in Seasons 1 and 2, where she barely even talks. Even after her overdose, she can still be seen as this. Her first real NotSoStoic moment is pretty damn shocking: [[spoiler: it's when she sees Tony getting hit by a bus]].
** In her own generation, she's still mostly stoic (certainly more than her peers), but has quite a few moments of emotional vulnerability as well.
* UnkemptBeauty: She still looks pretty after getting high in a forest and running away from home for days.

!!Pandora "Panda" Moon
-->'''Played by:''' Lisa Backwell
-->'''Centric episodes:''' "Pandora" (series 3)

* AscendedExtra: Was a minor character in Series 2; is part of the main cast in the Second Generation.
* CloudCuckoolander: Particularly at the beginning of Series 3.
* CorruptTheCutie: Panda now wants to be corrupted even more.
%%* TheDitz
%%* GeniusDitz
%%* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Effy.
%%* IvyLeagueForEveryone
* MoralityPet: Is one to Effy, to a certain extent.
* NoSocialSkills: JJ looks positively smooth in comparison.
%%* NewTransferStudent
* SlumberPartyPloy: How she keeps her mom from knowing about all the drugs and sex she partakes in.
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Uses it store her mobile and wallet, and the weed she and Effy buy from Cassie, in Season 2.
* YourCheatingHeart: Continues having sex with Cook even ''after'' Thomas comes back to Britain and they consequently get back together.

!!Thomas Tomone
-->'''Played by:''' Merveille Lukeaba
-->'''Centric episodes:''' "Thomas" (series 3), "Thomas" (series 4)

* YouFailGeographyForever: Is Thomas from the Republic of the Congo or the Democratic Republic of the Congo? Pandora's description of it being between Gabon and Cameroon suggests the former (the D.R.C. doesn't border either of those countries), dialogue suggests the latter. Do the writers not realize they are different countries?
* BilingualBonus: When he speaks French. Most of his French dialogue is subtitled, of course, but some stand-alone words are not.
* BlackAndNerdy: A mild case. He claims to be great at math and to have scored at the top of his class in his village high school.
%%* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench
* ForeignCussWord: "Merde" (meaning "shit") is a favorite of his.
* IvyLeagueForEveryone: A particularly egregious example.
* MagicalNegro: Sometimes comes across as this; Katie even lampshades it.
* NaiveNewcomer: Played straight until they get to Pandora's aunt's house. Then it's quickly subverted.
%%* OddFriendship: With J.J.
%%* TokenMinority
* TookALevelInJerkass: His Season 4 episode, to some.
* YourCheatingHeart: He cheats on Pandora in Season 4.

!!Jonah "JJ" Jeremiah Jones
-->'''Played by:''' Ollie Barbieri
-->'''Centric episodes:''' "JJ" (series 3), "JJ" (series 4)

* AbsentMindedProfessor: Cook even calls him a "nutty professor."
%%* AddedAlliterativeAppeal
* {{Adorkable}}: His interest in magic tricks and model planes, his trivia skills, and the repeated ''Franchise/StarTrek'' references in his Season 4 ep.
%%* BewareTheNiceOnes
%%* ButtMonkey: In-universe, at least.
%%* BowtiesAreCool
* CoolKidAndLoserFriendship: His relationship with Cook and Freddie comes across as this.
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: Has a lot of these moments, from telling Effy that Cook was sleeping with someone else to [[spoiler:outing Emily to her sister]].
%%* GoodWithNumbers
* IncompatibleOrientation: [[spoiler: He and Emily have sex despite the fact that Emily is gay. He actually thought the two of them getting together was possible when Emily chose him as her Love Ball date - but that was only because of Emily's mother and sister's homophobia, and once Naomi showed up Emily happily went with her.]]
* AManIsNotAVirgin: Subverted [[spoiler: until the end of his Season 3 episode]]. Played with in Season 4 when Thomas points out that [[spoiler: a pity-screw from a lesbian doesn't really mean much, and he needs to find a girl who is genuinely interested to have sex with him]].
* MotorMouth: When he gets "locked-on."
* NiceGuy- Quite a caring, kind, sweet character
* OddFriendship: With Emily and with Thomas. His friendship with Thomas in particular came out of ''nowhere.''
* PowerTrio: Usually the Ego, occasionally the Super-ego.
* SerenadeYourLover: What he does [[spoiler:to get Lara back after she dumps him because he beat up her baby daddy]], with his adorable rendition of "True" by Spandau Ballet.
* TVGenius: Somewhat. He definitely has extremely high skills in Maths, and has a good memory for facts. And... he passes ALL his exams with flying colours!
!!James Cook
-->'''Played by:''' Creator/JackOConnell
-->'''Centric episodes:''' "Cook" (series 3), "Cook" (series 4), "Rise" (series 7)

* {{Antihero}}: Initially appeared as a SociopathicHero, but was eventually revealed to be more of a ClassicalAnti-Hero.
* BerserkButton: Don't mention his mum.
* BigEater: Pretty much eats his entire birthday cake on his own.
%%* BromanticFoil: With Freddie.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: In S3, despite him considering them all some sort of gang (he does invite everyone to his birthday party), most of the main cast seems to let him hang around just because Freddie and Effy, who interact with him the most, are at the center of the group. They don't even invite him to camp with them in Gobbler's End, and after Freddie cuts ties with him and starts dating Effy, Cook becomes essentially a loner. It's worth noting that he does have random friendships within the group, such as JJ and Naomi (and it's implied that Effy always considered him [[FriendsWithBenefits a friend]], at least), he just never fits well into the "[[TheTeam group]]" dynamic.
%%* HairTriggerTemper
%%* HotBlooded
%%* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Freddie.
* HypocrisyNod: Everybody pisses on you? What goes around comes around.
* IncompatibleOrientation: [[spoiler: With Naomi. It's the reason that they don't go very far when they try to have sex.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: And a particularly obnoxious one at that, though one scene would imply it's really a JerkassFacade.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: His interactions with the girls hint to the fact that Cook can be very sweet guy
** JerkassWoobie
* KarmaHoudini: It seems like karma has finally caught up with him when he accepts responsibility for his actions (and Naomi's) and goes to prison. He breaks out two episodes later ForTheLulz, continues to evade the authorities.
** It catches up with him mentally in series 7. Though he's still physically free, he's a wanted fugitive, and his past seems to be taking its toll. He's definitely displaying some warning signs for depression. Safe to say, the quiet, serious Cook of series 7 is a far cry from his jovial and brash beginnings in season 3.
* KickTheDog: Done repeatedly in season 3 in order to establish his character as a {{Jerkass}}. From arson and public indecency in episode one (they're not as bad as they sound, though still pretty bad) to humiliating Naomi in front of the school, to the reveal of him having sex with his friends sister and then having sex with a girl Cook knew he was in love with, then seducing and sleeping with a girl in relationship and then scaring a group of his friends during a camping trip because he was jealous that he wasn't invited, season 3 showcases the fact that Cook is not a nice person.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: When his father threatens to melt his face off with a with a flare spouting "I'll do it, I don't give a fuck!" [IE "about you"], Cook simply replies "neither do I", illustrating that Cook in fact has an extremely low self worth in contrast to the grandiose self worth he gives off to the world.
%%* KickTheSonOfABitch
%%* LargeHam: It's part of his character.
* LastNameBasis: No one calls him anything but Cook.
* MyNameIsInigoMontoya: [[spoiler: ''I'M COOK!!'']]
%%* OddFriendship: With Naomi, by Season 4.
%%* PowerTrio: The Id.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: [[spoiler: Three years after he's still on the run for John Foster's murder]]
%%* YouKilledMyFather

!!Frederick "Freddie" [=McClair=]
-->'''Played by:''' Creator/LukePasqualino
-->'''Centric episodes:''' "Freddie" (series 3), "Freddie" (series 4)

* BigBrotherInstinct: He's not a fan of Karen's decision to exploit their mother's memory to help her win Search for a Sexxbomb, but he cheers for her at her final performance, [[spoiler: comforts her when she loses]] and [[spoiler: when Cook laughs about how he and J.J. voted against her for stealing their shed, Freddie nearly punches his lights out.]]
* MrFanservice: The show likes to remind us of Freddie's nice chest.
%%* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Cook.
* MissingMom: Well, dead mom.
* PowerTrio: Usually the Super-ego (lampshaded by [[TheId Cook]] when he calls him a "fun-sponge"), occasionally the Ego.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Cook's red.
* ShirtlessScene: Seems to enjoy leaving his shirt at home even in the ''non''-sex scenes.
%%* TheStoner
* TheUnfavourite: Karen comprehensively dumps on him - with their father's support and praise, most notably when Freddie loses his beloved shed.

!!Katherine "Katie" Fitch
-->'''Played by:''' Megan Prescott
-->'''Centric episodes:''' "Katie and Emily" (series 3), "Katie" (series 4)

%%* AlphaBitch: At least, she aspires to be one. Particularly in Season 3.
%%* BigSisterBully: In Season 3.
* CoolBigSis: After her CharacterDevelopment she becomes this to Emily and James.
%%* BrokeEpisode: Her Season 4 episode.
* EverybodySmokes: Averted, notably she's the only teenage character to outright state that they don't smoke. [[spoiler: Though she finally caves in her Season 4 episode.]]
* {{Foil}}: The show sets her up as Effy's foil, though they're eventually revealed to be NotSoDifferent. She is more the foil to her sister.
* ItsACostumePartyISwear: The maid of honor at the wedding Katie and her mom are planning pulls a version of this on Katie: she switches the theme for the hen night, doesn't tell Katie, and doesn't make her a corresponding costume.
* ManipulativeBastard: Particularly during her and Emily's season 3 episode.
* NoPeriodsPeriod: [[spoiler: Katie is diagnosed with premature menopause in her season 4 episode.]]
* PolarOppositeTwins: Katie is the confident, popular sister, who "never not had a boyfriend".
* RedOniBlueOni: The red oni to Emily's blue oni, especially in Series 3. Less so in Season 4, not because Katie stops being fierce, but because Emily stops being a shy doormat.
%%* RomanticFalseLead: [[spoiler: To both Freddie and Thomas.]]
%% * {{Tsundere}}
* {{Twincest}}: The writers basically went to town with Katie/Emily subtext in their S3 episode.

!!Emily Fitch
-->'''Played by:''' Kathryn Prescott
-->'''Centric episodes:''' "Katie and Emily" (series 3), "Emily" (series 4)

%%* BreakTheCutie: Season Four wasn't kind to her.
%%* EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs: Particularly in Series 3.
* {{Foil}}: To her sister as explained above, as well as to Naomi. Emily's close-knit family, and the fact that she's a twin, contrasts with Naomi's more independent life, as an only child with a mom who is not always around. This explains why Emily dives head-first into their relationship, going serious all at once, while Naomi is scared off by that and wants to ease into it slowly.
* {{Gayngst}}: Subverted. Her angst comes more from Naomi's insecurity and commitment problems than to just actually being gay. Granted, she does deny it at first, but as soon as she realizes Naomi's also into her she comes to terms with liking girls pretty fast.
%%* LipstickLesbian
%%* OddFriendship: With J.J.
* PolarOppositeTwins: Emily is the introvert and sensible one, who must always makes way for her sister.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue oni to Katie's red oni, at least through most of Series 3. Less so after she starts to crawl out from Katie's shadow at the end of Season 3, though she's still more low-key and sensitive than her sister.
%%* SingleTargetSexuality: Naomi.
%%* SchoolgirlLesbians

!!Naomi Campbell
-->'''Played by:''' Lily Loveless
-->'''Centric episodes:''' "Naomi" (series 3)

%%* ArmoredClosetGay: At first.
%%* BackForTheDead: ''Skins: Fire''.
%%* BuryYourGays
%%* DisappearedDad
* FirstKiss: [[spoiler:That middle school kiss with Emily. (All the boys she'd dated before then were too cowardly to go for it. And she didn't fancy any of them anyway.)]]
%%* {{Gayngst}}
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: In Season 3. Naomi is very quick to remind Emily how very straight she is between lip-locking sessions.
* InformedAbility: Naomi is supposedly very political and hates injustice, but apart from her character video diary, unsuccessful run for student president, and her poster of Nelson Mandela on her bedroom wall, this is never really shown.
** The run for president was unsuccessful precisely ''because'' she hates injustice (she refused to let Harriet and Doug get away with trying to rig the election in her favour).
*** Also, it's [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] earlier in the episode when she points out that Emily shouldn't know that about her, having said all of about three sentences to her, none of them political.
* LoveAtFirstSight: "I think I was twelve."
* MessyHair: Becomes her default hairstyle during season 4.
%%* NamesTheSame
* OddFriendship: With Cook, by Season 4. Let's not forget she got him in trouble in the generation opener when he tried to show her his dick tattoos.
** And oddly enough, Effy as well, though the moments are fleeting. Evidenced in JJ's Season 3 episode, when they discuss Naomi's sexuality and Effy's love for Freddie, and Effy's Season 4 episode, when Naomi goes to visit Effy [[spoiler:in the psychiatric hospital following her suicide attempt]] to discuss Naomi's [[spoiler:failing]] relationship with Emily.
*** The friendship with Effy actually isn't that odd when you consider that Effy and Freddie's relationship is kind of an amplified version of Naomi and Emily's: Effy and Naomi both have issues (albeit for different reasons) with acknowledging their feelings and committing to their respective significant others, both of whom are much freer with their feelings and welcome the emotional closeness and commitment that love brings, and have trouble understanding why their girlfriends don't.
%%* SingleTargetSexuality: Emily.
%%* SchoolgirlLesbians
%%* ShipperOnDeck: For Freddie/Effy.
* StepfordSnarker: "I learned how to become a sarcastic bitch just to make it feel normal."
* TheTopicOfCancer: [[spoiler: Naomi is diagnosed with it in the first part of ''Fire'', and her condition gets significantly worse in the second.]]
%%* {{Tsundere}}: See above.
* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler: Naomi cheats on Emily in Season 4 with [[StalkerWithACrush Sophia]], a storyline that was possibly [[{{Foreshadowing}} hinted at]] with the song "It's My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry" that plays at the end of 309.]]

!!Anthea Stonem
-->Played by: Morwenna Banks

* ActorAllusion: She cheats on Jim with his line manager, played by David Baddiel, Banks' real life partner.
* YourCheatingHeart: She's been cheating on her husband with his line manager.

!!Jim Stonem
-->Played by: Harry Enfield

* ButtMonkey: Oh so very much, just like in earlier seasons. Even during the otherwise dramatic event of exposing his wife's cheating, the poor guy makes an idiot of himself, [[MistakenForGay mistaking his coworker's love confession to Anthea as one directed to him]].
* PutOnABus: Partway through Season 3 (when he finds out about Anthea's cheating).

!!Angela Moon
-->Played by: Sally Phillips

* AdultsAreUseless: Is easily dispatched by the MDMA brownies and Pandora's friends are able to have the party they wanted.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParent: Played with. Angela is one, but Pandora doesn't see her this way - and is more worried about how her hard-partying friends are going to embarrass her in front of her ''mom.''
* HiddenDepths: Her sex tape with the cranky neighbor that Effy and Cook find when they fall into the house next door.
* MyBelovedSmother: Angela doesn't want Pandora anywhere near boys. Oddly enough, Panda doesn't see her this way, even though she breaks all her rules.
* UnsuspectinglySoused: After Katie puts MDMA in the brownies when Angela's back is turned.

!!Aunt Elizabeth
-->Played by: Maureen Lipman

* UnsuspectinglySoused: Doesn't realize tea plants are marijuana. (Or maybe she does, given the way she's happily smoking them at the end...)

!!Celia Jones
-->Played by: Juliet Cowan

* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: When she accidentally calls Lara a "slut" in JJ's Season 4 episode.

!!Edward Jones
-->Played by: Creator/DouglasHodge

* HandsOffParenting: He spends most of the time hiding behind a newspaper.

!!Ruth Byatt
-->Played by: Tanya Franks

* HandsOffParenting: Hasn't seen her son since she kicked him out for selling her wedding rings for dope - until he's under house arrest in Season 4.
* MrsRobinson: Has sex with [[spoiler: Freddie]].
%%* ReallyGetsAround
!!James Cook, Sr
-->Played by: Matt King

%%* DisappearedDad
%%* {{Jerkass}}
%%* YoureNotMyFather

!!Leo Mclair
-->Played by: Simon Day
* ParentalFavoritism: Toward Karen, it seems.

!!Karen Mclair
-->Played by: Klariza Clayton

* BrattyTeenageDaughter
* IdolSinger: Her dream is to be the English equivalent of this.

!!Jenna Fitch
-->Played by: Ronnie Ancona

* BreakTheHaughty: In Katie's Season 4 episode when [[spoiler: the Fitches lose their house]].
* KnightTemplarParent: On a holy war with Emily's sexual orientation.
%%* SmugSnake
* StepfordSmiler: Tries really hard to be this, especially regarding Emily's homosexuality. The facade breaks in Katie's fourth season's episode when [[spoiler:it's revealed that her husband's ruined the family financially]].

!!Rob Fitch
-->Played by: John Bishop

* BumblingDad: He's nicer than his wife, but pathetically incompetent, to the point when he [[spoiler:financially ruins his family and breaks his kid's arm in one episode]].
* OverprotectiveDad: "If they're not still virgins tomorrow, I'll hunt you down like dogs."
* YourCheatingHeart: Cheated on Jenna once with her sister; he explains it to Emily to help her deal [[spoiler: with Naomi's cheating]].
* StepfordSmiler: Series 4. [[spoiler: Manages to seem optimistic about how his fitness machine will "take off" even as he's hiding foreclosure notices from his wife and kids.]]

!!James Fitch
-->Played by: Redd Smith

* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: From Katie and Emily's perspectives.
* KidAnova: Fancies himself as one.
%%* MouthyKid

!!Gina Campbell
--> Played by: Olivia Colman

* HandsOffParenting: Also could be lumped in with MissingMom. Gina apparently left Naomi on her own for a year to do ... well, something. (She'd stated that she wanted to "fuck on every beach in India" before she ended up pregnant; that's the most likely explanation.) Strange because for the most part of Season 3, she was a [[GoodParents good parent]].
%%* NewAgeRetroHippie

!Supporting Cast

!!Johnny White
-->Played by: Creator/MackenzieCrook

* EvenEvilHasStandards: Not him, but his minions protested raping the female cast on his orders.
* {{Expy}}: Plenty of people saw his character as a clone of Mad Twatter.

!!Lara Lloyd
-->Played by: Georgia Henshaw

* ManicPixieDreamGirl: A mild case, but she does basically exist just to be [[spoiler: JJ's girlfriend]].
%%* TeenPregnancy

!!Sophia Moore
-->Played by: Amberley Gridley

%%* DrivenToSuicide: Way to start a season!
* MilitaryBrat: Her dad died fighting in battle and she's also part of the [[MilitaryAcademy Army Cadet Forced]]
%%* PosthumousCharacter
* RoomFullOfCrazy: Both her actual room and (especially) her cadet locker.
* StalkerWithACrush: Taken to the extreme. Sophia has a whole locker shrine dedicated to Naomi. Items include covertly taken snapshots of Naomi, Naomi's bracelet, [[{{Squick}} an old toothbrush of Naomi's]], and a Garibaldi wrapper Naomi had thrown out.
%%* TragicDream: Naomi. Art school.

!!Matt Moore
-->Played by: Richard Southgate

%%* BigBrotherInstinct
%%* MilitaryBrat

!!Dr. John Foster
-->Played by: Hugo Speer

%%* AxCrazy
%%* BatterUp: How he [[spoiler: kills Freddie]].
%%* EvilGloating
%%* IfICantHaveYou
* FauxAffablyEvil: Has an artificial charm which he uses to MindRape Effy and maintains his professional attitude [[spoiler:even when he's about to kill Freddie.]] His charm is so artificial though that his attempt at remorse for his treatment of Effy feels really hollow.
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Cook did kill him. He gets killed by his victim's best friend and also one of Effy's suitors. Justice sometime exists.]]
%%* MindRape: Attempts this on Effy. [[spoiler: Almost succeeds.]]
%%* TheShrink: A particularly extreme Type 1.
%%* StalkerWithACrush
%%* {{Yandere}}

-->Played by: Ben Evans

* BerserkButton: Unknowingly presses Katie's in her Season 4 episode. [[spoiler: Gets dumped for it.]]
* BiggusDickus: What Katie claims him to be.

!!Andrea Babajide
-->Played by: Adelayo Adedayo

* BettyAndVeronica: The show plays with this trope. The pressure Thomas is feeling from his parents and church to "stick with his culture" makes him see Andrea as the Betty to Pandora's Veronica (yes, we ''are'' talking about ''Panda'' here). By the end of the episode he realizes it's more reversed.
* PreachersKid: Mostly Type 1, though her dalliance with Thomas could slide her toward Type 3.
* SmallNameBigEgo: While she's not ''entirely'' without musical talents, she ''does'' have an inflated sense of her abilities, as her speech about Lady Gaga, Beyonce, etc. indicates.

!!Kieran Macfoeinaiugh
-->Played by: Ardal O'Hanlon

* TheAllegedCar:
-->'''Kieran:''' Would you believe it only cost me £2.50? And three tokens from the top of Weetabix packets.
-->'''Naomi:''' Yeah, I really would believe that.
* ApatheticTeacher: "Hi, I'm Kieran and I hate being a fucking teacher."
* HotForStudent: For Naomi, after he misreads the signals.

!!Harriet Lawes
-->Played by: Victoria Wicks

* PutOnABus: After Season 3.

!!David Blood
-->Played by: Chris Addison

* SadistTeacher: Seems to take pleasure in expelling people.
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: Sweeps in at the beginning of Season 4 with plans to improve the school - mostly by expelling anyone who steps a toe out of line.

!!T. Love
-->Played by: Will Young

* WaxingLyrical: Most of his advice is derived from the work of Music/MichaelJackson.

[[folder: Third Generation]]

!The Kids
!! Francesca "Franky" Fitzgerald
-->'''Played by:''' Dakota Blue Richards
-->'''Centric episodes:''' "Franky" (series 5), "Franky" (series 6), "Mini and Franky" (series 6)

* AbortedArc: The reasons behind her FreakOut in the Season 5 finale when [[spoiler: Matty tries to have sex with her]]. As of the Season 6 premiere, [[spoiler: Matty and Franky are an OfficialCouple and Franky tells her friends she's "been losing her virginity lots of times."]]
* ActorAllusion: Franky coming from Oxford is a possible allusion to ''Film/TheGoldenCompass''.
** It goes further than that: She's an orphan from Oxford whose (male) best friend disappeared.
%%* AllOfTheOtherReindeer
* AmbiguouslyGay: She is referred to as a lesbian by some character early in the season, but [[spoiler: Grace, Mini, and Liv eventually question her about her sexuality, and she's says she's "into people", something many fans took to mean she was pansexual, though considering her only romances were with men, this may not apply.]]
* BeautifulAllAlong: In her first episode after her makeover.
%%* BadassLongCoat
* {{Bifauxnen}}: She has a very butch/androgynous way of dressing.
* BrokenBird: Implied specifically by [[spoiler: her FreakOut]] in the finale. Then amped up a couple levels in s6 due to [[spoiler: Grace's death and the role she played in it.]]
%%* CoolLoser
* TheDandy: Has the appearance of one but lacks the obvious vanity and she apparently makes some of her own clothes.
%%* DarkAndTroubledPast
* DistressedDamsel: [[spoiler:Combined with LiteralCliffHanger in the Season 5 finale.]]
%%* EatingLunchAlone
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: [[spoiler:In the novel she cuts her hair short like in the series]]
%%* FreakyIsCool
* FriendshipMoment: "You got a lighter?"
* GirlinessUpgrade: Steadily throughout series 5, until series 6 where she fully embraced her femininity (at least physically)
%%* HatesBeingTouched
%%* HasTwoMommies
%%* HeadphonesEqualIsolation
* TheHeart: In series 5, where she frequently appeared in other character's episodes when they needed some form of guidance. In series 6, this aspect of her personality diminished due to her turmoil [[spoiler: regarding Grace's death]]
* HiddenDepths: She's a skilled animator, DJ, photographer and [[ChekhovsSkill tailor]].
** And as of season 6, fluent in French.
* InSeriesNickname: She seems to be called "Headfuck" by the other characters quite a lot...
%%* InternalizedCategorism
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Lampshaded almost word-for-word after [[spoiler: her FreakOut and subsequent free fall]] in 5x08.
%%* IJustWantToHaveFriends
%%* {{Kuudere}}
%%* MrImagination
%%* NaiveNewcomer
* NoSocialSkills: Most apparent during her first couple appearances because of her shyness. Her impulsive verbal bursts never fade though.
%%* ParentalAbandonment
* ShrinkingViolet: At first, but this goes away completely by series 6
* TheRival: How Mini sees her, until they become friends.
** And then she forms a similar relationship with Liv due to her and Matty's feelings for each other.
* TookALevelInJerkass: [[spoiler:Due to Grace's death, though there were shades of this beforehand.]]
* SuppressedMammaries: Many were surprised to see that Dakota Blue Richards has actually got not inconsiderable breasts, when she's not dressed as Franky. [[spoiler: This is also supposedly the reason for Franky's GirlinessUpgrade in Season 6; Dakota had had to bind her breasts to play the androgynous Franky, and it became too uncomfortable for her.]]
%%* {{Tomboy}}
* TraumaCongaLine: [[spoiler:Happens in the novel, when we see the extent of the bullying at her previous school. Then again in series 6]]
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With [[spoiler:Mini and Nick, though this trope stops applying to the latter after his s6 episode]].
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: A LOT of the problems that occur in series 6 are initiated by her.

!!Aloysius "Alo" Creevey
-->'''Played by:''' Will Merrick
-->'''Centric episodes:''' "Alo" (series 5), "Alo" (series 6)

%%* {{Adorkable}}
* AerithAndBob: His full name is ''Aloysius''
* AntiquatedLinguistics: Prone to speaking in incredibly outdated parlance.
%%* BookDumb
* CallingTheOldManOut: Tries to do this, only it doesn't go well.
* CanineCompanion: His dog [[StockAnimalName Rags]]. It's pretty much his breaking point when his [[MyBelovedSmother mother]] threatens to take his dog away.
%%* ADateWithRosiePalms: Or Ultra-Wanking.
%%* DoggedNiceGuy: To [[spoiler:Mini]] after he realizes he loves her.
* FriendsWithBenefits: [[spoiler: With Mini, starting in the first episode of season six.]]
* FriendshipMoment: He has this with Mini in his season 5 episode, as she comforts him after [[spoiler:his father ends up in the hospital]].
* GrowingUpSucks: The theme of his season 5 episode, combined with AllWorkVsAllPlay.
** This is revisited again in his series 6 episode.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With [[VitriolicBestBuds Rich]]. [[spoiler:And then near the end of season 5 he forms a similar friendship with Nick.]]
%%* TheInternetIsForPorn
%%* LifeOfTheParty
%%* MommasBoy
* OddFriendship: With Mini [[spoiler: until they become an OddCouple]]
** His friendships with both [[JerkAss Rich]] and [[DumbJock Nick]] also definitely count.
* ScarilyCompetentTracker: Well sortof. Particularly when it comes to parties.
%%* SecretRelationship: Again, with Mini.
* SlobsVersusSnobs: As a slob, he has this dynamic with Rich and Mini.
%%* TheSlacker
* SnapBack: He was pulled out of college in his season 5 episode and in the next episode he is seen performing in the SchoolPlay like nothing happened. Though his mom and dad probably just reinstated after he finally took some responsibility.
%%* TheStoner
* UglyGuyHotWife: How he ends up with [[spoiler:Mini]] in all but actual marriage status. [[spoiler:Better if the baby takes after it's mum]].

!!Richard "Rich" Hardbeck
-->'''Played by:''' Alexander Arnold
-->'''Centric episodes:''' "Rich" (series 5), "Rich" (series 6)

%%* BetaCouple: With Grace.
%%* CannotSpitItOut: So she did it for him
%%* TheCynic
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* DrunkenSong: Not played for laughs though, considering it caused the first real rift between him and Grace.
%%* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In the Season5 finale
%%* TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest: In his Season 6 episode.
%%* FoolForLove
%%* HeadphonesEqualIsolation
%%* InVinoVeritas
%%* TheSnarkKnight
%%* OddCouple: With Grace.
* OppositesAttract: Grace even name-drops the trope.
* PrinceCharming: He becomes one in Grace's season 5 episode.
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler: From episode 3 to about halfway through episode 5, he's off somewhere, dealing with Grace's death.]]
%%* RealMenWearPink
* RelationshipUpgrade: With [[spoiler: Grace]] after a very brief and awkward FirstKiss.
* ShirtlessScene: [[TheDandy Complete with body moisturiser.]]
* {{Jerkass}} / JerkassFacade: [[FanDumb His musical snobbery towards anything that isn't metal is ''extremely'' grating]].
** Particularly in his Season 5 episode to [[spoiler: Grace]], who [[spoiler:is only trying to help hook him up with a crush.]]
*** He does get a little better though after a few BreakTheHaughty moments.
** He's gotten more [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold likeable]] since then due to his relationship with [[spoiler:Grace]].
* SensoryAbuse: Temporarily loses his hearing after listening to the "heaviest" record ever made.
%%* TeamChef
* WackyMarriageProposal: [[spoiler:To Grace while quoting RomeoAndJuliet referencing FourthDateMarriage, She accepts while quoting Theatre/TheTempest.]] They don't go through with though.

!!Mini [=McGuinness=]
-->'''Played by:''' Freya Mavor
-->'''Centric episodes:''' "Mini" (series 5), "Mini" (series 6), "Mini and Franky" (series 6)

* AllLoveIsUnrequited: First there is her one-sided love for Nick, [[spoiler:and then her unrequited "girl crush" on Franky. Subverted with her and Alo though, where this time she is the one rejecting his love (at first).]]
* AlphaBitch: Possibly a deconstruction of the trope.
* BadBadActing: She goes into a [[{{Narm}} Narmy]] LargeHam mode during the rehearsal of the production of ''Theatre/TwelfthNight''.
%%* BreakTheHaughty
%%* CityMouse
* ClingyJealousGirl: She takes this to {{Determinator}} levels at times, first to Nick [[spoiler: until they break up]], and then [[spoiler: to Franky]].
* CompensatedDating: [[spoiler:In the novel, a guy she's with turns out to be a registered sex offender.]]
* ControlFreak: To the point where she'd have a panic attack if things stop going her way.
* DarkSecret: [[spoiler: [[NatureAbhorsAVirgin She's actually a virgin]], and she invents an UrbanLegendLoveLife to cover this fact up.]]
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* DefrostingIceQueen
* DisappearedDad: At first. Then in her series 6 episode [[spoiler: he does it ''again'']]
* EasilyForgiven: By Franky, considering the bullying she put her through.
%%* FallenPrincess
%%* FakingAmnesia
* FanDisservice: Any of her sex scenes with Nick, due to how downright-painful it looks for her.
* ForgetsToEat: She possibly has an eating disorder.
* FriendsWithBenefits: [[spoiler: With Alo, starting in the first episode of season six.]]
** [[spoiler: [[SecretRelationship And she doesn't want anybody finding out about it.]]]]
* GirlPosse: Well, to start with anyway.
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Played with; [[spoiler: it's less that she specifically decides against it and more that she puts off doing ''anything'' about the pregnancy until she's way too far along for an abortion]].
%%* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday
%%* HaveIMentionedIAmSexuallyActiveToday
* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: Says this to [[spoiler: Matty]], about [[spoiler: Franky]].
%%* IJustWantToBeBeautiful
%%* InferioritySuperiorityComplex
%%* InLoveWithLove
%%* InternalizedCategorism
* KickTheDog: Making Liv [[spoiler: down an 'entire' bottle of vodka]] as payback for her [[spoiler: fucking Nick]], after she'd just recovered from doing the same thing the night before.
* LetsWaitAwhile: Atypical for a show where EverybodyHasLotsOfSex.
%%* LovableAlphaBitch: Eventually.
%%* MakeWayForThePrincess
* TheMatchmaker: Suggests Franky [[spoiler: go after Matty]] while she's still angry at Liv.
%%* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Mainly towards Franky.
%%* PassiveAggressiveKombat: Her speciality.
%%* OddFriendship: Eventually, with Franky.
* SuddenlySexuality: How some fans see [[spoiler: her "girl crush" on Franky]], arising as it does toward the end of the season, after all her drama with Nick. [[spoiler: And then reversed in S6, when after those feelings ''were'' developed at the end of S5 and in the companion novel, she's confirmed as straight going into S6.]]
* PetTheDog: [[OddFriendship Her interactions with Alo in his series 5 episode.]]
* PowerTrio: With Liv and Grace she's the ego.
* RichBitch: Not exactly rich, but she does throw pretty extravagant parties for someone her age.
** Actually, she and her mother live in a low-income neighborhood, so she is far from being actually rich. Nick tells Liv in Mini's Season 5 episode that he hasn't been to Mini's home even if they've been going out for over a month, so it's possible that Mini tries to maintain a RichBitch image.
%%* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: With Liv, and especially with Franky.
%%* SleepMask
%%* SmallNameBigEgo
%%* StepfordSmiler
* TeenPregnancy: [[spoiler: And Alo's the papa.]]
%%* TellMeAboutMyFather: In the Novel
%%* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: She is the girly girl to Franky's Tomboy.
%%* TragicHero: At least in her season 5 episode.
* {{Tsundere}}: [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation Although some see her as more of a]] {{Yandere}}.
* WellExcuseMePrincess: Especially to Alo, but really, she bahaves in that manner toward the entire group. Averted in her early relationship with Nick, when she was a LoveMartyr.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: To many, it seems to be a mix of an English accent, the actress's natural Scottish Accent and possibly something else (apparently the actress lived in France a lot, although it could be mistaken for Irish).
* WhenSheSmiles: You gotta admit, whenever she smiles it's an instantly adorable moment.

!!Olivia "Liv" Malone
-->'''Played by:''' Laya Lewis
-->'''Centric episodes:''' "Liv" (series 5), "Liv" (series 6)

* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler: Occurs throughout most of series 6 and culminates in her lashing out at Matty and Mini for how they both treated her (abandoning her after the accident that simultaneously killed Grace and just generally treating her like shit, respectively)]].
* CloserToEarth: She's generally pretty easygoing, but when she loses her cool, it is fucking ''gone''.
%%* FagHag: In season 6. And she is well aware of that.
%%* FashionableAsymmetry
%%* FiveFingerDiscount
%%* HardDrinkingPartyGirl
* InformedAbility: All the stuff on her E4 profile picture about her being obsessed with dancing.
* ParentalAbandonment: Has a DisappearedDad and a distant mother who goes away on New Age retreats and leaves her in charge.
%%* PlatonicLifePartners: With Alex
* PowerTrio: With Mini and Grace, she's the id.
%%* ReallyGetsAround
* RupturedAppendix: Liv spends her S6 episode thinking she has a lump on her uterus and is scared to have it medically looked at, [[spoiler: but she later finds out that it was all in her head, and a psychological manifestation of her grief over Grace's death]].
%%* SassyBlackWoman
* TookALevelInJerkass: In Grace's Season 5 episode, due to [[spoiler: her frustration about Matty's obvious feelings towards Franky.]]
* ToxicFriendInfluence: To an extent, but considering this is Skins...
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Her and Mini's friendship definitely counts, though more during series 6.
--> Alex: You're way too cool to be her friend.
--> Liv: It's a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it.

!!Grace Violet [[spoiler:Blood]]
-->'''Played by:''' Jessica Sula
-->'''Centric episodes:''' "Grace" (series 5)

%%* {{Ballet}}
%%* BetaCouple: With Rich.
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler: The novel seems to be an exercise in seeing how often Grace can cry.]]
** [[spoiler:It gets to a point where Mini considers her TheEeyore.]]
%%* TheCutie
* DaddysGirl: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Rich, after he gets annoyed by how different she acts when around her parents.
* DarkSecret: [[spoiler: She's actually Professor David Blood's daughter.]]
* TheDitz: Appears that way in Franky's episode, with several ShuttingUpNow moments.
* DoubleAgent: Something of this during the first few episodes, being a member of both Mini's gang (with Liv and Nick) and Franky's (with Alo and Rich). [[spoiler: As of Mini's episode though, she and Mini are no longer friends, at least until the next episode when the two groups stop being separate and mesh together over a massive bag of weed, at Mini's suggestion.]]
* ExtremeDoormat: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]]. When Rich accuses her of being one of these in order to please the people around her, she freely admits he's right, but then tells him that she only does it because it's more comfortable for her, and doesn't mean she's incapable of standing up for herself.
%%* FairytaleMotifs
%%* ForHappiness
* Foreshadowing: In her Season 5 episode.
--> [[spoiler: '''Rich:''' Where are you going?]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Grace:''' To a fucking castle in the clouds.]]
%%* KillTheCutie
%%* LongingForFictionland
%%* NiceGirl
%%* OddCouple: With Richard.
%%* {{Ojou}}
* OppositesAttract: Grace mentions the trope by name, as it appears to be the case between her and Rich.
%%* PlayingCyrano: To [[spoiler: Rich]] in the second episode of series 5.
* PowerTrio: With Mini and Liv, she's the superego.
* PreppyName: Also counts as a NamesToTrustImmediately
* PrincessClassic: She's not actually a princess, but this trope gets referenced and [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] with regard to her character.
%%* StepfordSmiler
* TeamMom: She has gone out of her way to maintain the friendships and relationships formed within the group.
%%* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth
%%* TooHappyToLive

!!Nicholas "Nick" Levan
-->'''Played by:''' Kaya Scodelario
-->'''Centric episodes:''' "Nick" (series 5), "Nick" (series 6)

%%* {{Adorkable}}: Post-CharacterDevelopment.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: For most of series 5, this is how he sees himself within the group.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: How he sees his brother.
%%* AManIsAlwaysEager
* AnalogyBackfire
--> Nick: "Isn’t this wicked. The Bloods and Cripples together at last. You get me?"
-->Grace: "What’s he talking about?"
-->Rich: "Nick’s suggesting that were a bunch of cripples and that he and Mini, are similar to a black violent LA street gang... obviously"
* BiTheWay: Nick has no problem giving Alex a passionate kiss as way of an apology for "being a cunt".
%%* BookDumb
* BrokenAce: At least that's how David Blood and presumably his father see him after his series 5 episode.
%%* CallingTheOldManOut
%%* MrFanservice
* HowTheMightyHaveFallen: How David Blood sees him in the series 5 finale.
* InUniverseCatharsis: Smashing his father's kitchen with a golf club. Also something of an IronicEcho considering [[spoiler: it's implied to be the exact same thing Matty did to get kicked out of the house.]]
* IWantToBeARealMan: [[WellDoneSonGuy Due to the influence of his father.]]
* FriendshipMoment: First with Franky, when they talk to each other on the swingset, then with Alo when he helps Nick out of a bear trap, and finally with the entire group at Rich and Grace's [[spoiler: weddding]].
* JerkJock: Before the onset of CharacterDevelopment, which showed the reason for him being a jerk and a jock was all to impress his utter dickhead of a dad.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* TheMasochismTango: With Mini, they first appear to be BirdsOfAFeather but when it becomes painfully obvious that they don't work as a couple, they still stay together, at least until his series 5 episode.
%%* MissingMom
%%* YourCheatingHeart

!!Matthew "Matty" [[spoiler:Levan]]
-->'''Played by:''' Sebastian De Souza
-->'''Centric episodes:''' None

* AbusiveParents: Emotionally, Matty's dad is definitely this.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Mainly due to WordOfGod indicating the character the character was originally supposed to be bisexual, that and his character profile lists ''Film/{{Shortbus}}'' and ''Film/MyOwnPrivateIdaho'' as his favourite movies.
* BlackSheep: Among his family, initially, but ironically enough, he gets along better with the group than Nick does.
* DullSurprise: His default expression.
%%* FiveFingerDiscount
* GeniusBookClub: He can be seen reading Stephen Hawking's ''A Brief History of Time'' in Grace's Season 5 episode.
** Plus his profile on the E4 website.
* HiddenDepths: According to something he says in Nick's season 5 episode, Matty's a bit of a musician.
** Once again, if you go to his character profile, you can actually listen to some tracks "made" by him.
* InSeriesNickname: Franky calling him a headfuck, with both good and bad connotations
--> Matty: Don't know what I am.
--> Franky: You're a glorious fucking headfuck thing. Own it.
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: Let's just say he didn't have to work hard to get people to start calling him Mindfuck
%%* MissingMom
* MysteriousPast: Until it's revealed [[spoiler: he's Nick's older, renegade brother]]
%%* OnlyOneName: Until Liv's episode.
%%* PermaStubble
* PlayingGertrude: Sebastian de Souza is younger [[spoiler: than Sean Teale by a year]], but on the show, [[spoiler: Matty is older than Nick.]]
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler: After Grace's death and his resulting run from the police (due to Luke's cocaine being stashed in the flipped truck), Matty isn't seen onscreen again until Liv's episode, which is the eighth in the 10 episode series. He is mentioned multiple times though and has a phone conversation with Franky in her episode and is seen on Skype in Nick's.]]
%%* TheQuietOne
%%* RebelliousSpirit
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The sensitive one in contrast to his [[spoiler:JerkJock brother Nick]]. Ironically enough, Nick's series 5 episode shows that he's actually [[spoiler: better at rugby than his bulkier younger brother, aka the Roundview's rugby team's captain]].
* SiblingRivalry: [[spoiler:With Nick, though Matty wants nothing more than for them to be friends]].
** Then series 6 rolls in [[spoiler: and Nick and Franky start fucking.]]
** This actually becomes a fairly big part of his and Nick's character arcs at the end of series 6, with the two resolving their relationship with one another after [[spoiler: the mess they'd made of it over Franky]] being something both of them have to confront by the end.
* StalkerWithACrush: Toward Franky in the end of S6. The [[Literature/{{Twilight}}]] comparison from her was clearly not flattering.
* TheStoic: Typically, but he does have surprisingly frequent moments of NotSoStoic whenever he's with the group.
%%* TheTramp: Until Liv's Season 5 episode.
%%* TroubledButCute: Particularly in series 6.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: [[spoiler: His actions play a part in Grace's death.]]

!!Alex Henley
-->'''Played by:''' Sam Jackson
-->'''Centric episodes:''' "Alex" (series 6)

%%* AllGaysArePromiscuous
* TheGamblingAddict: With his life, rather than the more obvious options. He even admits during his episode that he has no idea how to play cards.
** To be more specific, his episode illustrates a "game" he plays, where he lists out six options on a note card and then rolls a dice, with the number the dice lands on deciding which of the six choices he must perform. It is implied this style of living is based off of his late grandfather's own. By the end of his episode though, he abandons the devil-may-care method due to his newfound friendship with Liv and the others.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: He tells Liv the reason he hid the fact that he was gay from her was because he didn't want to mess up the first friendship he'd ever had.
%%* MistakenForProstitute
%%* NiceGuy
* ParentalNeglect: His father makes it pretty clear that he doesn't give a shit what Alex wants. In fact his rigid way of living may have [[FreudianExcuse inspired Alex's "game" that emphasizes the chaos of life.]]
%%* PlatonicLifePartners: With Liv.
* SatelliteCharacter: In-universe, he originally only associated with Liv, though he gradually became a full-blown member of the group, to Mini's chagrin.
* SixthRanger: His involvement with the group allowed them to start to come to terms with Grace's death.
%%* StraightGay

!!Geoff Cumber and Jeff Woodburn
-->Played by: John Sessions and Gareth Farr
* GoodParents: At least initially, they appear to be a rare case of caring parents on the show.
%%* HappilyMarried
* HomeGuard: Both former members of the Territorial Army.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted, but not as quite their names are very similar.

!!Kevin Hardbeck
-->Played by: Daniel Ryan
* FirstNameBasis: Rich always refers to his dad by his first name (barring the end of the episode when Rich calls him "dad" as a PetTheDog moment).
%%* NiceGuy

!!Shelley [=McGuinness=]
-->Played by: Clare Grogan
%%* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents
%%* AllMenArePerverts: Her views on men boils down to this.
* {{Hypocrite}}: That heartwarming story about how she felt love for her unborn child and refused to give it up despite bad circumstances? Shelley doesn't seem to notice the parallel once [[spoiler:Mini gets pregnant and wants to keep the baby]].
* LikeMotherLikeDaughter:
** She seems to mistakenly think so about herself and Mini, at one point even stating, they're like mirror reflections of each others (her daughter in response [[BrutalHonesty harshly tells her not to flatter herself]]). In a cruel twist, they really ''do'' look like that in the final scene of Mini's Season Three episode when they [[spoiler:meet during a "walk of shame" after Mini sleeps with Nick]]. Shelley looks smug. Mini looks heartbroken.
** Played straight in Season Four when Mini [[spoiler:gets pregnant and refuses to give up her daughter despite the pressure, mirroring the story of Shelley's own unwanted pregnancy with Mini]].
* MyGirlIsASlut: Or 'My ''Daughter'' Is A Slut'. And it makes mommy so damn proud. [[spoiler:She isn't.]]
* ParentsAsPeople: Extremely so. The good thing about her is that she sincerely loves Mini and tries to warn her about [[spoiler:her father being untrustworthy]]. But otherwise, she is a terrible role model, creates a really uncomfortable home environment for her adolescent daughter and feeds her FamilyUnfriendlyAesops about relationships (which contributes to Mini [[spoiler:being ashamed of being a virgin, feeling pressured to have sex with Nick, fearing he'd leave her if she doesn't, finally giving in and feeling horrible about it afterwards]]), and being a huge {{Hypocrite}}.
* ReallyGetsAround: In sharp contrast to her daughter [[spoiler: who is a virgin.]]

!!Maude Malone
%%* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: To Liv, at times.
%%* BlackAndNerdy
%%* BookWorm
* GeniusBookClub: Is shown reading ''InfiniteJest''.
* MouthyKid: She's rather opinionated about her older sister's behavior and doesn't hesitate to give the latter a piece of her mind.
* WhatTheHellHero: Gives a good one to Liv in the latter's episode in the third season.

!!Bella Malone
%%* CoolBigSis: To Liv, at times.
%%* MamaDidntRaiseNoCriminal

!! Leon Levan
-->Played by Dorian Lough

%%* BreakTheMotivationalSpeaker
* CatchPhrase: 'Man Up' and bizarrely 'Peace Out'
%%* EducationPapa
%%* {{Jerkass}}
%%* NeverMyFault
%%* PornStache
%%* TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes
* TheShrink: A life coach and motivational speaker but still counts as an unintentional type 1
%%* ToughLove
* WaxingLyrical: "Every breath you take" by The Police

!! Catherine Creevey
-->Played by Ingrid Lacey

* AllTakeAndNoGive: Her relationship with Alo is pretty much defined by the fact that neither side wishes to compromise, making them both "takers."
%%* ApronMatron
* FamilyBusiness: Her main goal is to have Alo work full time on the Crevvey family farm, something that doesn't sit well with Alo.
* InSeriesNickname: Mumgabe
%%* JerkAss
%%* MyBelovedSmother
%%* ParentalObliviousness
%%* ToughLove

!!David Blood
-->Played by: Chris Addison

* BeingPersonalIsntProfessional:Why he insists on keeping his relationship with [[spoiler:his daughter Grace]] a secret so it doesn't compromise his position.
* TheBGrade: Invokes this trope by threatening to send [[spoiler:Grace]] to [[GildedCage Mayberry's College for Young Ladies]] against her will if she gets less than A on her drama exam, [[spoiler: [[HopeSpot She succeeds ]] despite his attempts at blackmailing Rich into throwing it only for him to try and [[JerkAss send her anyway]]]]
%%* CampStraight
%%* ControlFreak
%%* DeanBitterman
* DeathGlare: Gives quite a formidable one to [[spoiler:Rich]] while they are having dinner
* EducationPapa: Considering he's the principal of a school this is hardly suprising.]]
%%* FauxAffablyEvil
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: not so much in the Season 5 finale]]
** To the point of SickeninglySweethearts with the dancing and the pea song.
* KickTheDog: On a regular basis [[spoiler:But expelling all of Grace's friends from college stands out.]]
* KnightTemplarParent: [[spoiler:putting a tracking device on his daughter pushes him firmly into this category.]]
%%* LargeHam
* LukeIAmYourFather: Reveal to audience only.
%%* MeddlingParents
%%* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyfast
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Is based on UsefulNotes/DavidCameron, there's even a photo of him with David Cameron in one episode [[TakeThat which he vomits his sandwich onto.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: The actor is nearly 40 but he doesn't look older than thirty and the character has to be older than that because [[spoiler:he has a seventeen year old daughter]].
%%* OverprotectiveDad
%%* ParentalMarriageVeto
* SadistTeacher: As he put it Education is war against inefficiency, ignorance, idleness, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and chewing gum.]]
%%* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections
%%* SharpDressedMan

-->Played by: Alastair Mackenzie

%%* DirtyCoward
%%* DisappearedDad

-->Played By: Justin Edwards

* ActorAllusion: Clare Grogan's ex-partner is called Gregory.
* ParentalSubstitute: Eric is probably a better father figure to Mini than her biological one, [[spoiler: especially since he tracks down a heavily-pregnant Mini before she runs away with Franky]].
* YoureNotMyFather: Mini's initial attitude towards him.
[[folder: U.S. Cast]]
!The Kids
!!Tony Snyder
-->'''Played by:''' James Newman
-->'''British Counterpart:''' Tony Stonem
-->'''Centric episode:''' "Tony"

* AllGuysWantCheerleaders: Has a thing for Tea.
%%* IncompatibleOrientation: With Tea.
%%* {{Jerkass}}

!!Michelle Reinhart
-->'''Played by:''' Rachel Thevenard
-->'''British counterpart:''' Michelle Richardson
-->'''Centric episode:''' "Michelle"

* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: How she sees her mother.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: As the principal points out during Michelle's episode, Michelle is very intelligent and gifted, but dumbs herself down to attract boys and hard-partying friends.
* SelectiveObliviousness: She's pretty much the only one who doesn't know Tony's been cheating on her.

!!Stanley Lucerne
-->'''Played by:''' Daniel Flaherty
-->'''British counterpart:''' Sid Jenkins
-->'''Centric episode:''' "Stanley"

* ADateWithRosiePalms: In Tony's episode and again in Cadie's episode, [[{{Squick}} this time on Michelle's bed while holding her teddy bear.]]
* ThePreciousPreciousCar: Steals his father's car only for it to blow up after being caught driving without a license, although it's actually TheAllegedCar and it was precious for sentimental reason.
%%* TheStoner

!!Chris Collins
-->'''Played by: Jesse Carrere'''
-->'''British Counterpart:''' Chris Miles
-->'''Centric episode:''' "Chris"

* {{Expy}}: While the other Skins US characters have been developed beyond their British inspirations somewhat, he remains essentially a direct copy of the original Chris, if a bit meaner.
* HotForTeacher
* LifeOfTheParty: Relative to the other characters, that is. Though [[http://www.rophydoes.com/skins-recaps/us/107-michelle/ at least one person]] thinks it's an InformedAttribute.
* TheStoner

!!Cadie Campbell
-->'''Played by:''' Britne Oldford
-->'''British Counterpart:''' "Cassie Ainsworth"
-->'''Centric episode:''' "Cadie"

%%* ButNotTooBlack
%%* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
%%* DullSurprise
%%* KnifeNut
%%* NoMedicationForMe
* RaceLift: Cassie was White, while Cadie is biracial (Black and White).
* RoomFullOfCrazy: What her mom thinks of her room. ''Your'' mileage may vary.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: She is terrified of birds (pigeons in particular).

!!Tea Marvelli
-->'''Played by:''' Sofia Black D'Elia
-->'''British Counterpart:''' Maxxie Oliver
-->'''Centric episode:''' "Tea"

%%* ADateWithRosiePalms: In her episode.
* AllGaysArePromiscuous: Tea isn't interested in a relationship; she just wants sex.
%%* AllGuysWantCheerleaders: Much to her dismay.
%%* TheCheerleader
%%* {{Gayngst}}
%%* GenderFlip
* InTheBlood: Turns out [[spoiler: her grandmother is also a lesbian, or at least bisexual]].
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Her name is pronounced TAY-uh, not like the drink.
%%* LipstickLesbian
* TheMafia: It's implied that her dad is a member.
* NoBisexuals: Many have pointed out that having Tea come out as bisexual would be a great solution to the Tony/Tea/Betty triangle, appeasing both Tea/Tony shippers and queer fans upset about the show resorting to an offensive cliche. However, WordOfGod has confirmed that she is a lesbian, not bisexual, and her interest in Tony is strictly friendly and she's just confused. [[RelationshipWritingFumble Um, okay...]]
* TwoferTokenMinority: Lesbian and (half-)Jewish.
%%* UnkemptBeauty: A minor example.

!!Daisy Valero
-->'''Played by:''' Camille Crescencia-Mills
-->'''British Counterpart:''' Jal Fazer
-->'''Centric episode:''' "Daisy"

%%* BuxomIsBetter
* ElegantClassicalMusician: Like Jal, although Daisy plays the trumpet.
* FriendsWithBenefits: [[spoiler:With Abbud, though the moment slightly hints [[JustFriends at something more.]]]]
%%* MistakenForGay: By Tea's family.
* OnlySaneWoman: Like her British counterpart, Daisy tends to play this role - though she is a bit wilder than Jal was.
* RaceLift: Jal was Black; Daisy is Latina (though she looks more Filipina than she does Latina, as Camille is half-Filipina).
%%* TeamMom: Even more so than Jal.
* TheirFirstTime: [[spoiler:She and Abbud lose their virginity to each other in her Season 1 episode.]]

!!Abbud Siddiky
-->'''Played by:''' Ron Mustafaa
-->'''British Counterpart:''' Anwar Kharral
-->'''Centric episode:''' "Abbud"

* AllGuysWantCheerleaders: Has a thing for Tea.
* FriendsWithBenefits: How his relationship with Daisy [[spoiler: starts out]].
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Why he went to Tea's "Big Gay Night Out." Was disappointed when they turned out to be much more interested in each other than in the dudes like him looking on.
%%* IncompatibleOrientation: With Tea.
* NatureAbhorsAVirgin: [[spoiler:Not anymore apparently, as of Daisy's Season 1 episode.]]

!!Eura Schneider
-->'''Played by: Eleanor Zichy'''
-->'''British Counterpart:''' Effy Stonem
-->'''Centric episode:''' "Eura"

%%* TheVoiceless

!!Michelle's Mom

%%* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParent
%%* ReallyGetsAround

!!Nana Marvelli

%%* BiTheWay
* InTheBlood: Likes the ladies, just like her granddaughter.

!Supporting Cast


%%* {{Expy}}: Of Abigail Stock.
%%* RichBitch

!!Mad Mao Le Dong

%%* AxCrazy
%%* BadassGrandpa: Not in a good way.
%%* {{Expy}}: Of Mad Twatter.
%%* UnfortunateNames


%%* TheBeard: Her boyfriend.
%%* {{Gayngst}}
%%* LipstickLesbian

-->'''Played by:''' Anatasia Phillips
-->'''British counterpart:''' Angie
-->'''Centric episodes:''' "Tina"

%%* ADayInTheLimelight: Her episode.
%%* {{Expy}}: Of Angie from the original.
%%* HotForStudent