[[folder: Main Characters]]
!!The group as a whole
* BreakingTheFellowship: A slower process than usual, but still qualifies. The group's members had had problems with each other before, but the recent intensifying of said interpersonal conflicts combined with relationship drama is gradually tearing the group apart.
* ChildhoodFriends: The gang has been together since the 5th grade (with Mike and Lucy knowing each other since preschool), though Abbey doesn't join the crew until freshman year.
* FiveManBand
** TheLeader:Mike
** TheLancer:Lucy
** TheSmartGuy:Paulo, though Abbey and Mike both have shades of this as well.
** TheBigGuy:David
** TheChick:Daisy
** TheSixthRanger:Abbey
** [[TeamPet Team Pets]]: Yashy, Lily, Chirpy, and Blur [[spoiler:before they were all PutOnABus after Chapter 75-76.]]
* TrueCompanions: No matter how much grief the group gives each other on a regular basis, when the chips are down, they always have each others backs, even in the most perilous of times.
* TwoGirlsToATeam: Lucy and Daisy
* VitriolicBestBuds / WithFriendsLikeThese: Even on a good day, the group seems to be this.
Our female protagonist. Sometimes sweet and sometimes mean, Lucy is wrought with insecurity and would rather punch you in the face than expose it. She has spent most of her childhood lonely, with Mike as her only friend until middle school. This gave her a streak of dependency, which, combined with her violent tendencies, has led to a split between her and Mike. She proceeded to desperately look for solace in Paulo, and later [[spoiler:develop suicidal tendencies.]]

* ActionGirl
* AmbiguousDisorder: She's angry and abusive towards Mike, (despite claiming to be in love with him) and shows no signs of trauma after nearly being raped.
* AnchoredShip: [[spoiler:With Mike, and [[TearJerker heartbreakingly so.]]]]
* BerserkButton: [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c55/p31.html Flirting with]] Mike near Lucy is a very bad idea. Flirting with Lucy doesn't end so well either...
* BoobsOfSteel: She is the only girl who fights and is the best endowed for her size, so Lucy may qualify, though only relative to her fellows.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Michael. [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c41.1/p1.html And how!]]
** Also with Paulo.
*** Well, considering they're the only two guys she's ever been interested in, and that this is [[{{Tsundere}} Lucy]]...
* BreakTheCutie: Lucy got this in preschool, hence her lack of interest in socializing.
** [[spoiler:Lucy in Disaster Dominoes. After Mike finally got her to smile, he got run down.]]
* BrokenBird: Lucy is hella unbalanced, mostly stemming from the fact that she had trouble making friends in preschool, then suddenly everyone wanted her when she became attractive in middle school. She's not completely insane, but she regularly beats and belittles her closest friend, Mike, all while clinging to and depending on him. When they're paired together for a history essay after [[spoiler: months of him avoiding her due to her her past abusive treatment of him and he explodes at her for trying to get him back into their friendship, what does she do? She tries to kill herself. Mike was definitely harsher than he needed to be considering her behavior had been improving, but still.]]
* BrutalHonesty: [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c41/p4.html Sometimes.]]
* BungledSuicide: [[spoiler:Implied in "Breaking Up". Later confirmed--she had jumped from a tall building but survived long enough for Augustus, who'd happened upon her, to call an ambulance.]]
* CannotSpitItOut: [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c53/p2.html "Maybe I should just dance around the subject and give everyone headaches. There, problem solved, the Lucy way."]]
** And then she did. [[spoiler:[[FailureIsTheOnlyOption It didn't help.]]]]
* CatchPhrase: "Jerkface". She loses it as time goes on.
* CatsHateWater: Lucy became hydrophobic after [[spoiler:Mike almost drowned]] when they were younger. [[spoiler:Oh, and she ''also'' almost drowned trying to save him, since she didn't know how to swim; Paulo had to rescue the both of them. That most likely contributed to the phobia...]]
* ClingyJealousGirl: Though she tries not to appear that way.
* CuteBruiser[=/=]BadassAdorable: Lucy can kick a whole lot more ass than is apparent. She's also one of the shortest characters.
* {{Dandere}}: Most notably when alone with her pets.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: Has these when going through her bouts of angst.
* FreudianExcuse: See main page.
* FriendlessBackground: In preschool, she couldn't make any friends. This, in turn, led to her [[spoiler:developing ''major'' trust and dependence issues.]]
* HatesBeingTouched
* HeroicAlbino
* HiddenDepths: How nice she can be is pretty much "pets only" overall. Her pets mentioning that niceness astounds everyone.
* InformedAbility: She apparently practices karate, according to Sue, which may explain her preference for [[KickChick kicks inside and outside of combat.]]
* IOweYouMyLife: Augustus was the one who ended up calling the ambulance [[spoiler:after he found her suffering from her BungledSuicide]], so she's incredibly grateful to him and [[spoiler:ends up taking him into her home.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Regularly hits, slaps, and insults people for various offenses, but is also willing to take a beating defending her friends. She's also sweet and motherly to her pets.
* JerkassFacade
* LonersAreFreaks: She was forced to play alone in ''pre-school''. Because she didn't want dolls, but cars, and was a girl. Girls decided she was too boyish. [[GirlsHaveCooties Boys were afraid of her.]]
* PutOnABus: After [[spoiler: attempting suicide, she's transferred to a private school, though it's suggested later that the transfer is more what prompted the suicide attempt than the other way around.]]
** TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:In chapter 95.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: the Red to Mike's Blue.
* '''{{Tsundere}}''': "Why would I be best friends with such a jerk face?"
** SlapSlapKiss is her style. Interestingly, as she continues to grow up, she moves closer to becoming a KissKissSlap tsundere.
** This is also deconstructed after the first volume of the comic--[[spoiler: her years of abuse and longtime refusal to admit her positive feelings towards Mike leads to him both bitterly resenting her and becoming convinced she's only around him because of her dependency, not because she really cares. Eventually he explodes when she tries to mend things between them after a falling out.]]
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: a couple of the reasons why she fell for Mike were because of his kindness, bravery, and willingness to defend her feelings.
* SoreLoser: Among her many reasons for punching Mike has been losing races and getting beat playing Videogame/{{Pokemon}}.
** SugarAndIcePersonality: Lucy only regularly [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c43/p8.html acts sweet]] to her [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c27/p6.html pets]]. Everyone [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c25/p5.html else]] is [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c12/p30.html amazed]] to see it. [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c25/p4.html But]] [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c16.1/p1.html it's]] [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c46/p1.html there.]] To even her brother's [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c61/p3.html shock.]] [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c57/p1.html "Cracks In The Ice"]] indeed.
* SourOutsideSadInside
* TenderTears: [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c65/p26.html She was scared.]]
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Minus the girlfriend part (obviously), she doesn't take kindly to others (other than herself) hurting Mike, as the muggers in Confrontation learned the hard way.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler: After returning from private school, she makes it clear she has absolutely no desire to revisit her toxic friendship with Mike. If this means cutting her other old friends out of her life then so be it.]]

!!Michael "Mike" S[[spoiler:cott]]
Our male protagonist. A star athlete and regular “nice guy”, Mike often finds that the girls who vie for his attention are the source of most of his problems.

Much of the early days of the comic were spent attempting to deal with his long-distance TrueLove, Sandy, and his rocky relationship with Lucy and Daisy. This lasted for years, until a love confession by Lucy prompted him to show his TrueColors, changing the status quo of the comic forever.

Mike is the only character so far to have had his full name revealed, after Taeshi mentioned his full name in a livestream in 2014.

* AcademicAthlete: He's the most athletic of the main group of characters and it's implied that he does very well in terms of school grades.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Began in the author's sketches as a yellow cat, before becoming grey.
* {{Adorkable}}: A massive nerd who embarrasses himself a lot.
* AffectionateNickname: Daisy calls him "Mikey" while Sandy calls him "Maishul".
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: While talking with Sandy about what he did to Lucy at the chapter "December" he states “Maybe it’ll be fixed if she just died”. Well he (almost) got his [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c75/p17.html wish]]
* BerserkerTears: Follow the [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c68/p22.html sequence]] and notice that, while Lucy was hurt worse, he cried more.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Mike can be a nice guy, but when something pushes him to a point, like Lucy's abuse over the years and his friends taking her side during "Unrequited", he can lash out at times. And when Paulo took his phone in an attempt to make Mike talk about his issues, Mike ended up slamming Paulo's face onto the table, breaking his nose.
* BlessedWithSuck: Mike has hypersensitive hearing, allowing him to hear what people are saying when they're whispering, even when he's standing a short distance away. However, this makes loud noises even louder for him, such as a school bell or a whistle.
* BreakingSpeech: Once to Daisy, concerning her inabilty to be rejected, and once to Lucy, concerning their relationship. [[spoiler:It helped Daisy. It didn't help Lucy.]]
** He's been overreacting lately and Lucy is all-but broken at this point.
* ButtMonkey: Originally a lot. [[spoiler:Not so much recently.]]
* CantHoldHisLiquor: It takes ''very'' little alcohol to make Mike hilariously drunk. [[spoiler:Which ends up directly leading to Alejandro attempting to mug the group in Confrontation. Oh God...]]
* CatchPhrase: "Guh!"
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: His recent treatment of Lucy overwrites some of their more positive earlier interactions, specifically that early in the comic he seemed well aware of her hidden heart of gold and showed no resentment whatsoever for her treatment towards him (though this might count somewhat as a CerebusRetcon, as all her abuse earlier was painted as slapstick comedy rather than taken seriously).
* ChickMagnet: Mike has had at least three girls (Lucy, Daisy, and Sandy) crush on him and it is implied that he's very popular with the other girls at school (more than likely because he is such a NiceGuy)
* DoggedNiceGuy: At first.
* GreenEyes
* {{He Who Fights Monsters}}: His grudge against [[spoiler: Lucy]].
* InformedAbility: He apparently practices karate with Lucy, although it barely shows in the few times he fights.
* InsecureLoveInterest: Oh ''boy howdy''. Especially in regards to Sandy; as we see in "Everyday Life", he's unwilling to go enjoy himself because he remembers her (rightfully) saying he needs to "grow up", and thinks doing that will make him more mature.
* JerkJustifications: Lucy's toxic friendship in the early parts of the comic led Mike into becoming irritable and downright cruel to her come the CerebusRetcon, to the point where his climactic confrontation went too far when addressing her actions. He even spreads a little meanness his friend group's way for enabling her. Of course, he has a HeelRealization later on.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Him yelling at Zach about [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c45/p4.html Lucy not caring about him]] sure makes it seem like [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c12/p29.html he's forgotten]] about [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c12/p19.html Confrontation]].
* LaserGuidedKarma: Mike cruelly told Lucy that he was going to isolate her, which contributed to her breakdown. When Lucy returns to school, [[spoiler: Mike gets exactly what he said he wanted -- she's at peace putting up boundaries with her old friends, while he's stuck lying about his misdeeds to an increasingly toxic and unpleasant group.]]
* LimitedWardrobe: Enough so that him changing the color scarf he wears (or wearing no scarf at all) is a major thing.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: To Lucy. [[spoiler:He's aware of this, and resents it.]]
* LongDistanceRelationship: With Sandy. [[PlayedForDrama Which definitely has its ups and downs]], considering that Sandy's always busy but well-meaning when she can't meet Mike halfway, while Mike doesn't want to bother her with his problems while still craving some intimacy with her.
* MistakenForGay: Paulo loves teasing him about this.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:As of the end of "Breaking Up", he seems to be genuinely guilty about his behavior towards Lucy.]]
* MustMakeAmends: He tries to do this with Lucy (mostly out of guilt for causing Lucy's attempted suicide and to get everyone off his back), but his nervousness over it, his relationship with Sandy, and each other's stubbornness all get in the way of reconciliation.
* NeverMyFault: He never asked to be responsible for other people's mental wellbeing, so he doesn't see it as his fault when he leaves others to their own devices for his own mental health.
* NiceGuy: One of his most defining traits (though he does have his limits).
* OnlyFriend: He was this to Lucy from when they first met up to the 5th grade [[spoiler:which makes their friendship breakup all the more tragic]].
* OnlySaneMan: Compared to the other main characters, he is the most level-headed of them all.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: He's one of the shortest members of the cast, but he's also the most athletic member of the group, easily beating [[ActionGirl Lucy at sports.]] He was also the only member of the group besides Lucy to deal any successful hits on Alejandro...and that was before he graduated from junior high school. He's also capable of holding his own on brief confrontations with Paulo and Abbey, the former being an athlete that's nearly on par with him and the latter being a very intimidating BullyHunter when he gets angry.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: [[spoiler:[[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c68/p29.html Harsh.]]]]
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue to both Lucy's and Paulo's Red.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The sensitive guy to Paulo's manly man.
* StepfordSmiler: [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c68/p17.html Hm...]]
* SuperSenses: Michael has excellent hearing, to the point that sudden yelling and pep rallies really [[CursedWithAwesome mess him up]]. [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c42/p9.html Ace hearing]] indeed. [[spoiler:The trap in Confrontation took advantage of this to get the group in an alley for mugging.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:His rescue of Lucy]] in Confrontation.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Lucy is considerably nicer to him and others than she used to be. He's, on the other hand, become less friendly to her since her [[spoiler:LoveConfession.]] Granted, he does get better, [[spoiler:but by the time he does so, it's unfortunately 'too late' since Lucy was transferring schools and attempted suicide on top of it.]] He also becomes very irritable due to his making him bitter.
** Eventually, the combination of the [[spoiler:breakdown of his friendship with Lucy]] and [[spoiler:the latent tension in his relationship with Sandy]] starts making him downright unpleasant, and he starts pushing away the rest of his friends as a result.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler:Though he feels very guilty about his role in Lucy's suicide attempt and tries to apologize for it, he still doesn't seem too keen on (at least fully) reforming their friendship, given that he still holds her (rightfully) responsible for the bullying and abuse he suffered during its course and how he still has flashbacks of it as shown during dodgeball in Chapter 96]].
* WithFriendsLikeThese: [[spoiler:He calls his friends out on never taking his side, as he's set a precedent for handling all the shit Lucy and Paulo give him, and how everybody treated him as a bad guy when Lucy got all the sympathy.]]

!!Daisy "Daze"
Smart and hardworking, this bubbly cheerleader spends her time immersed in books. She longs to be more than everybody’s “little sister”.

After a long time of playing second fiddle to Lucy, then third fiddle to Sandy, she spent some time exploring her wild side in middle school, culminating into strong-arming Mike into a date with her. It took a long time to realize that her efforts were meaningless, and settled into a steady relationship with Abbey in the summer of sophomore year.

* BetaCouple: With Abbey.
** [[spoiler:Or so it seems; It was slightly smoothed out, but it's still uncertain. And as of recent, it's no longer the case as Abbey breaks up with her.]]
* {{Bookworm}}
* BrokenPedestal: As of Chapter 90, [[spoiler: Paulo is this to her.]]
--> Daisy: [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech You're]] ''[[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech terrible.]]''
* ClingyJealousGirl: [[spoiler:For a few chapters. She gets better.]]
* GaveUpTooSoon: {{Inverted}} with her crush on Mike. She waited so long for him that [[spoiler:she didn't even notice Abbey liked her.]]
* GenericCuteness: While still seen as pretty (Augustus has called her 'gorgeous' and Carter at one point even mistook her for Lucy), Daisy is regarded as being much less attractive and slightly fatter than most of the other main girls. However, Daisy is part Ragamuffin, which develop later than most cat breeds, so her lack of attention probably stems from her poor self-confidence and the fact she isn't as developed as the other females.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Calls out Abbey for attacking Paulo and states that she's not fine with violence, yet Daisy was shown to have violently hit people in the past, especially towards Abbey.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: She can be quite oblivious to the feelings of others, despite usually being very kind. She also finds euthanasia "fascinating," which creeps Sue out. This becomes more apparent as Daisy does not take Abbey's feelings into consideration when she helps Paulo guilt-trip him into getting back together again.
* InWithTheInCrowd: She spends some of Freshman year away from her standard clique, and instead with DumbBlonde Katie and pseudo-bullies Jess and Rachel.
* LoveTriangle: [=AbbeyxDaisyxAugustus=]. In canon, [[spoiler:Abbey got her]]. In a WhatIf chapter, [[spoiler:Augustus did]].
** Also, [[spoiler: Type 10 TriangRelations, with Daisy in the middle between Abbey and Mike. As it turns out, she never really let go of her feelings for Mike, even while she was dating Abbey. As a result, Abbey dumps her for it.]]
*** [[spoiler:And it seems like Paulo is getting himself wound up in it too...]]
* MoralityPet: For Augustus, truth be told. [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c78/p21.html Her mere presence keeps him from committing theft.]]
* [[NiceGirl Nice Girl]]: Daisy, despite being very occasionally immature or jealous, is very kind-hearted and supportive of her friends, often going to huge lengths to help them out.
* NerdsLoveToughSchoolwork
* PintsizedPowerhouse: She may be one of the shorter characters, but her Cheerleading has given her strength that rivals even David's and carry [[spoiler: Lucy]] [[https://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c96/p20.html#talk with one hand!]]
* RunningGag: [[Videogame/MarioKart "Hi, I'm Daisy!"]]. But she no longer says this.
* TeenGenius: So much so that she regularly finds herself tutoring all of her friends in various subjects.
* YaoiFangirl: Her response to [[spoiler: Paulo admitting he might be attracted to guys]] is 2 panels of [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c88.1/p1.html glittery happiness]] and {{Squee}}.
--> '''Daisy''': That is ''so cool!''

Paulo spends more time hitting on girls than paying attention to class. Despite his talent for timewasting, he is fiercely loyal and will always stand up for his friends.

* AboveTheInfluence: Paulo manages to put his feelings (and hormones) aside when [[spoiler:Lucy comes on to him in the midst of her HeroicBSOD over Mike rejecting her, and refuses to take advantage of her emotional fragility]].
* AmicableExes: With Tess. [[spoiler:And Jazz.]]
* AmbiguouslyBi: In the chapter "Boy Toy", Paulo's attempt at GayBravado backfired and he was worried he might actually start liking guys. At the end of it, he states that he's still not quite figured it out. Also, [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/store/#posters in a poster series]] that depicts certain characters and their prospective romantic choices, Paulo's poster features Lucy, Rachel, Jazz, and ''Mike.''
* BetaCouple: He and Jasmine were at first considered this, but then Pillow Talk subverted this, and [[spoiler:as of "Ten Seconds to Midnight", it's completely averted]].
* BurgerFool: He actually enjoys working far more than school.
* BrutalHonesty: Paulo in "Another Path" [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c59/p25.html failed at tact.]] [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c59/p16.html A few times.]] And Lucy [[MegatonPunch thanked]] him a few times.
* ButtMonkey: Paulo had some butt monkey time randomly if Lucy (and sometimes Yashy) was nearby until high school. And [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c59/p25.html then]]...
* CantActPervertedTowardALoveInterest: Paulo is particularly protective of Daisy, and immediately shapes up when she's watching.
** In the chapter "Return", it's revealed that Paulo now thinks of Daisy as more of a sister anyway, and doesn't mind her going out with another guy.
*** However, it is hinted at in "Back and Forth" that he still doesn't want to be seen as a sexual deviant in her eyes, as he immediately notices her and seems worried about her opinion of him when [[spoiler:Tess and Lucy start some drama because of his sleeping around and being a man-whore in general]].
*** At one point, Daisy wonders if Paulo hates her, just because he's the only girl he's never hit on.
* CatchPhrase: Paulo's abuse of the word "AWESOME" and common usage of kid, wimp, wuss, etc. when referring to Mike.
* ChickMagnet: While he occassionally displays jealousy at Mike's ChickMagnet status, he actually does all right for himself, attracting romantic attention from Tess, Jasmine, Rachel, and even Lucy every now and again.
* ChivalrousPervert: When the well-being of Daisy or Lucy is in danger, Paulo tends to forget his perversion in favor of helping them or, at least, trying to. He also reacted this way [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c12/p11.html when Sue got hurt in Confrontation]].
** Also, he absolutely refuses to make use of [[spoiler:Lucy's fragile state when she almost imposes herself on him.]]
* {{Deuteragonist}}: He takes center spotlight when [[spoiler: Lucy's departure]] causes both main characters to drop from center stage.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: The fluff around his cheeks gets cut short in the late stages, and he keeps it short.
* FagHag: When he goes on vacation with Jessica and finds himself surrounded by gay people.
* FriendsWithBenefits: With Rachel. He's still hoping Lucy will come back to him, and Rachel's wanting a family of her own in the future, and so he's feeling guilty about her struggling feelings for him in turn.
* HandsomeLech: He enjoys hitting on and fooling around with as many girls as possible, and can be quite a perv, while several girls comment (usually begrudgingly) that he is quite handsome.
* HeroicBSOD: Has started undergoing this with [[spoiler:Lucy's departure]].
* {{Hypocrite}}: He calls out Mike for stringing along Lucy when she never got over him, where he's the same guilty party in messing with Jasmine and dating Rachel while still explicitly pining for Lucy.
* GayBravado: At one point he decides to mess with Abbey's head by kissing him. [[spoiler:He messes it up and becomes scared that he's actually gay.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]]. One of the central themes of the comic is that bullying and the bullies responsible for it are remembered by the people they do it to. As such, while Paulo is a nice person at heart, it doesn't excuse his {{Jerkass}}ery, and that is starting to catch up with him. This leads to several ''blistering'' [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech The Reason You Suck Speeches]] being given him, and [[spoiler: Abbey outright attacking him in the bathroom and warning him to stay away from Daisy]] due to Paulo's CasanovaWannabe tendencies.
** It even reached the point where ''[[NiceGirl Daisy]]'' has had enough of his actions. [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness And if Daisy starts screaming at you]], there is a ''problem.''
* LikeBrotherAndSister: Shares this with Daisy, viewing her as a younger sister.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: His arguably tactless and manipulative attempt at getting Abbey to [[spoiler:[[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c81/p26.html reconcile with Daisy via guilt tripping]]]], and then spending an inordinate time around Daisy and indirectly inspiring jealously from Abbey, while continuing to annoy and taunt Abbey every now and then results in [[spoiler: [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c89/p35.html Abbey finally snapping and attacking Paulo in the bathroom during Daisy's convention trip, demanding him to stay away from Daisy from now on.]]]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Is a frequent recipient of these. [[spoiler: Jasmine]] gives him a short but ''stinging'' one that picks apart his character in four panels, then walks off and leaves him to think about it. He receives one by proxy from [[spoiler: Mike]] when [[DidYouThinkICantFeel Mike finally cuts loose on all of his friends regarding the situation with Lucy.]] He receives a more violent one [[spoiler: from Abbey]] later on, regarding Paulo's treatment of the women in his life [[spoiler: along with a threat to stay away from Daisy as a result of it.]] After that, he receives one from ''[[spoiler: Daisy]], [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness of all people]]'' for his previous treatment of Abbey and being a {{Jerkass}} to him.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Red to Mike's Blue.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The manly man to Mike's sensitive guy.
* SexForSolace: "Another Path" shows what would happen if he gave this to [[spoiler:Lucy after her breakdown following Mike rejecting her confession]]. Later, [[spoiler:he himself gets in on it (canonically, no less) [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c76/p11.html at the end of "Leaving Home"]], after Lucy leaves.]]
* ThirdOptionLoveInterest: Instead of getting together with Lucy or Daisy as expected, he joins with new character Jasmine. [[spoiler:Subverted; he and Jasmine ultimately don't stay together, he had a couple other girls he needs to sort his feelings out with, and Chapter 98 shows that his main love interest was [[CantActPervertedTowardALoveInterest Daisy]] all along]].
* {{Tsundere}}: Actually gets in on this himself when he [[spoiler:gets confused about his sexuality]]. Justified somewhat in this case--[[spoiler: he's uncomfortable and nervous about understanding his sexuality, and Matt (the target of his behavior), who is gay himself, simply reminds him of that]]. He ends up apologizing for it though.

Chipper and dimwitted David sees the world a little differently to those around him. His distance from the others sometimes yields surprisingly astute observations.

He's never had any solid relationship, if not for trying. He's too busy stalking other girls or goofing off to really get one.

* AchievementsInIgnorance: Eliminating Abbey from a dodgeball game by catching a ball thrown by him doesn't seem like much, but it means a LOT when it's thrown when the former is a BullyHunter that's quite infamous for being near invincible when having an UnstoppableRage after eliminating his girlfriend in the same game right in front of him. David's reaction to beating Abbey is to make a friendly joke after eliminating him from the game.
* BerserkButton: Eating his popcorn or flirting with his love interest can get him to growl and bark at Paulo, whom he worships, like a savage animal.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Looks ready to maul Paulo in the earlier chapters for trying to eat his popcorn or flirt with his crush.
* BiTheWay: David adores Abbey according to the chart. And [[http://topwebcomics.com/images/banners/471.png this]] or [[http://taeshilh.deviantart.com/art/Prismacoloured-Distraction-66277078?q=boost%3Apopular+by%3Ataeshilh+abbey+david&qo=4 this]] makes it seem that David likes touching Abbey while having fun.
** Now according to the new chart, he also adores Augustus.
** According to a banner ad (Sue scrolling through dating site profiles of the other characters), he's labelled as Bi in the sexuality spot.
** On the Ask Roseville High blog, Jasmine was asked her opinion on homosexuality and received glares from both David and Jess.
** Claims in total seriousness to love Paulo, though it's unclear whether it's platonic or otherwise.
* CatchPhrase: David to Kizuna: "Who are you?" Poor girl can't get a break...
** David also tends to come out of nowhere with an "'''AWKWARD'''" announcement.
* CloudCuckoolander: Because of this, his [[LoveConfession profession of love]] to Paulo goes ignored... at first.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He's the second most athletic member of the characters, behind Mike, actually besting Paulo in sports in a few occasions. He even caught a dodgeball thrown by an [[UnstoppableRage enraged]] [[TheDreaded Abbey,]] after he eliminated Daisy in a dodgeball game. And he did it while still retaining his silly nature.
* FlatCharacter: Although he actually tries to be this, as he attempts to protect himself, and sometimes Paulo, from drama and CharacterDevelopment. His attempts to stay flat and keep the status quo is only hinted at in one or two occasions, but those two occasions actually cause the character development he tried to avoid.
* FourthWallObserver: The only character who consistently refers to the narrative and interacts with the audience. Also dips into MetaGuy at points, saying opinions that the audience would be more likely to think.
* OccidentalOtaku
* ReferenceOverdosed: He constitutes over half the references alone.
* HeroWorshipper: Looks up to Paulo.
* SatelliteCharacter: There are few moments where he's not around Paulo, honestly speaking. And aside from his comic relief gimmick he has very little story to contribute himself. Sue even lampahades it:
--> '''Sue:''' All you do is cheerlead on Paulo and Daisy, dude.
* ShipperOnDeck: "Everyday Life" shows that David is an avid supporter of Paulo/Daisy, and wants them to sort out their feelings together.
* SmarterThanYouLook: By his junior year, he's taking English classes with Daisy and Abbey, both of them among the smartest characters in the series, in spite of him starting high school at the lowest English class level available.
* TokenMinority: He was the only dog among the original five.
* ToxicFriendInfluence: David admonishes Paulo for his positive character development, since David looked to to Paulo when he was more womanizing.

!!Abraham "Abbey"
Bound by a strong moral code, Abbey struggles to balance his protective nature with his short temper. While he may butt heads with the more easygoing members of the class, he’s working on it.
* AbusiveParents: His father was extremely physically abusive, and, from what we see of their interactions, emotional as well.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: In Chapter 90, he hands Daisy a biting example of one when [[RageBreakingPoint he makes it clear that he is not taking any more of Paulo's crap]] and pointing out her MoralMyopia, as she was fine defending [[LoveTriangle Mike]] against Lucy while she doesn't say a word against Paulo.
--> '''Abbey''': If I ever ''did'' do anything to stop him, how would you react?
--> '''Daisy''': P... Paulo's a good person. He's just... [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold a bit rough sometimes.]] He's just like that.
--> '''Abbey''': Lucy was '[[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale just like that]]', yet every time you ended up on Michael's side... [[MoralMyopia isn't that right?]]
* BerserkButton: Don't abuse/insult a girl in front of Abbey, unless you want [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown a face full of fists]].
** [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c62/p12.html This]] could be [[Manga/DeathNote a bad sign]].
** He develops one about Daisy as well, in a CrazyJealousGuy sort of way. [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c89/p35.html And not in the fun way, either.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: Manages this twice, no less, saving Tess the first and Daisy the second.
* BetaCouple: With Daisy. [[spoiler:Originally. Now it's complicated...]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He tries his best to be a good person, and if you treat him and those he cares about with respect, he's quite kind and cheerful, if a little stuffy. However...
** [[BullyHunter Never bully someone with this guy around]]. [[ExtremeMeleeRevenge He will beat the shit out of you.]]
* BigBrotherInstinct: Is incredibly protective of his little sister, and women in general.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Had an abusive father. [[spoiler: Said father had an affair, which Abbey happened to witness. He told his mother, who confronted him about it. She ended up getting beaten so badly that she had to go to the hospital, and later died (implied to be from her injuries). Abbey ended up internalizing the entire thing as being his fault because of it, which wasn't helped when, upon being arrested, his father told him he was the one who destroyed their family.]]
* FreudianExcuse: Has rage issues due to his father being abusive, having cheated on his mother, and may or may not have been the direct cause of [[spoiler: his mother's death]].
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Dangerously borders on this, which he worries about constantly. [[spoiler: In the process of trying to stop bullies, he engages in their very same tactics of violence and intimidation, sometimes for minor offenses like teasing.]]
* InternalizedCategorism: His daddy issues causes him to hold disdain for any overtly masculine men.
* GreenEyes
* JerkassHasAPoint: In spite of his issues, Abbey has [[http://askbcb.tumblr.com/post/128946115681 justified reasons to dislike Paulo...at least most of them.]]
* KnightTemplar: Well, at first he seemed to just [[BullyHunter hate bullying]] thanks to his FreudianExcuse, but as of Chapter 62, [[spoiler:and being elected onto Student Council, [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c62/p11.html he's ready to expel]] ''anyone'' [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c62/p13.html for the slightest bullying.]]]]
* MatchmakerCrush: He initially tries to make Mike accept Daisy's feelings, since that is what would make Daisy truly happy.
* PetTheDog: One of the reasons of his dislike for Paulo is that he's disgusted with him for having the female student body beat up Mike during the earlier chapters for "cheating" because Paulo refused to acknowledge Sandy's existence. It is the only reason in his rant about his hate for Paulo that is not personal.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Hands one [[spoiler: to Paulo]], with a brutal assessment of his character [[spoiler: regarding Paulo's treatment of the women in his life, along with a threat to stay away from Daisy.]] And this is after choking him long enough to leave him gasping for air.
---> '''Abbey''': "''Stay away from her.'' I know the kind of person you are. [[TheCasanova Taking advantage of every girl who even looks your way.]] On to the next, and on to the next. [[BerserkButton I'm not letting it happen to her.]]... You're not fooling me. [[IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer I'm simply giving you a warning.]] That's all."
* TurnOutLikeHisFather: He does in "Disaster Dominoes", but is otherwise struggling with it throughout the whole series. He fears this trope more than anything, and his small doubt that his behavior towards Paulo as a perceived threat to Daisy is nothing more than violent misunderstandings is just a leadup to it.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness
* ShadowArchetype: [[spoiler:His "Disaster Dominoes" version. Abbey hates abuse, that Abbey was abusive. Abbey loves Daisy, that Abbey constantly tried to beat what he didn't like out of her. Abbey gets therapy, that one clearly didn't.]]
* ShipTease: With Daisy until they got together, and a little bit here and there, with Jasmine after they decide to befriend each other in "Clean Slate".
* SingleTargetSexuality: Unlike the other characters who have had multiple love interests and crushes, Abbey has always been solely devoted to Daisy. [[spoiler: This unfortunately ends up causing him great heartbreak when he discovers she still loves Mike, and still finds herself wanting to talk to Paulo.]]
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Abbey is the second tallest male character next to David, and also has the second darkest shade of fur. Abbey is usually polite and genial, but his snarkiness manifests around those he dislikes or thinks are stupid (like Paulo).
* ThereAreNoTherapists: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] Abbey is currently seeing a therapist about the mental issues that resulted from his [[AbusiveParents past.]] He's slowly recovering. [[spoiler: Maybe.]]
* [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend Violently Protective Boyfriend]]: In the process of thinking he's doing what's right for Daisy, he ends up hurting the people he thinks will mistreat her the most, and stays very wary of Paulo for this reason. [[spoiler:He ends up assaulting Paulo, giving him a forearm choke in the bathroom of a convention, warning him to not try anything to Daisy.]]
* YouAreWhatYouHate: He hates people who are abusive, while he himself physically threatens and harms what he considers to be acceptable targets.

[[folder: Secondary Characters]]

!!Susan "Sue"
Always busy behind the scenes, Sue's interest in the dramatic doesn't always extend to her social life. She'd much rather be writing or directing.
* AmbiguouslyGay: She ''really'' likes hanging out with Amaya. Although she recently mentioned having broken up with a boyfriend.
* DramaClub
* GoGetterGirl: She's got a fairly extensive list of extracurriculars and difficult classes. Unfortunately for her, she can't measure up to Daisy and has slightly below average natural talent for balancing it all. In fact, she's become comfortable with losing.
* GracefulLoser: When Daisy "steps in" Abbey's place during student government elections, she first asks if she's joking. But by the end, she's impressed how Daisy can parlay her charisma into a dark horse victory.
* NotSoAboveItAll: After claiming she knows how to drink responsibly, she throws up.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: She spent the first part of high school feeling sad that she didn't get to be a part of her friend's exciting soap opera drama type lives. She walks back on this as the drama starts to have lasting negative consequences.
* OnlySaneMan: Understandably doesn't want to be a part of any of the relationship drama that plagues her classmates.
* PutOnABus: During freshman year. She later got a supporting role in sophomore year.
* ShipTease: A lot with [=McCain=], although after [=McCain=] got hit with the ChuckCunninghamSyndrome, this sadly never got explored.
* TeamMom: As the most normal person in the central circle of friends, she's usually the one that can be relied on for an unbiased opinion on a subject, and is stable enough to be supportive of any (or all) sides.
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Girls]]: With Amaya, though it is [[AmbiguouslyGay heavily implied]] they are ''dating''. For a while, she was this with [=McCain=] until he left the comic.
* YaoiFangirl: Appparently she seems to ship [[http://askbcb.tumblr.com/post/49005900924 MikexPaulo...]]
* YouNeverAsked: She went through an entire relationship with [=McCain=] and a breakup, but it was so understated in comparison to everyone else's drama that nobody even noticed. The breakup was so amicable that her life essentially continued unchanged.

Mike’s very own green light on the horizon, Sandy is Mike’s earliest childhood friend and his current love interest. Having found success as a young model, she struggles with the demands of work, school, and a budding long-distance relationship.

* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Mike.
* FurryFemaleMane: Has a black one, which stands out with her white fur.
* GrowingUpSucks: Working as a model since she was a preteen unfortunately puts her at odds with other people her age. She acts like a young adult more than a teenager.
* HairDecorations: Wears a blue hair bow with her FurryFemaleMane.
* InformedAttractiveness: Supposed to be model-like in appearance, but looks similar to most of the other females. However, the comic presents her modeling success to be more a product of her demeanor and manner if anything.
* LongDistanceRelationship: With Mike.
* NiceGirl: There is a reason Mike likes her so much.
* PutOnABus: Rather literally.
* TheGhost: for the longest time.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Mike misinterprets some advice from her to badly damage his relationship with Lucy.

!!Jessica "Jess"
Jessica is a proud, quick-witted member of the cheerleading team who is never afraid to voice her opinion. Together with her closest friend Rachel, she has been quick to offer compassion to Daisy.

* BerserkButton: Jessica [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p18.html hates it]] when called out about how she bullies Tess, which led to Lucy's button being pressed... [[spoiler:Tess pretty much just takes the bullying.]]
* BreakTheCutie: Jessica got this from a lot of the school and Tess as a freshman.
* FreudianExcuse: See main page.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Has been seen drunk in "Back and Forth".
* LipstickLesbian: Her sexuality was previously only hinted at, but was eventually confirmed by the revelation of her relationship with Madison.
** Her crush on Lucy was revealed in the [[LoveChart relationship chart]], and hinted at in the comic proper in "Pillow Talk", when Rachel teases her about enjoying Lucy putting her in a headlock.
** There's also the "Ask Roseville High" post where Jasmine is asked about her thoughts on homosexuality, and recieves glares from Jess and [[AmbiguouslyBi David]].
** And according to WordOfGod, she only slept with Paulo to get back at Tess.

!!Rachel "Rachie"
A true flirt, Rachel revels in playful jokes that make light of those around her. While her open nature is often confronting to friends, her cheerful demeanour always shines through.

* ButtMonkey: In Pillow Talk.
* FagHag: Her friend group is overwhelmingly filled with bisexuals and homosexuals.
* FriendsWithBenefits: With Paulo. She has her desire for a family in the future, and Paulo's still holding onto Lucy, and so she's finding it very difficult ''not'' to fall in love with him.
* FriendlyEnemy: Her teasing of Tess was never really mean spirited. During a sleepover at Daisy's, she barely cared that Tess was there, even stating that she's 'gotten used to her'.
* LoveHurts: She honestly does love Paulo, but in between his problems and his continuous pining for Lucy, she can't catch a break.
* LovableSexManiac
* NiceGirl: Is perhaps ''too'' understanding of Paulo's insecurities.
* ReallyGetsAround
* SecretSecretKeeper: She knew all along that [[spoiler:Jessica wasn't nearly as experienced as she claimed.]]
* SexForSolace
* SmarterThanYouLook: She's smart enough that she's got a realistic chance of getting into high quality colleges.
* VitriolicBestBuds: While Tess definitely doesn't feel this way, as some point Rachel's dislike for her morphed into this.
--> ''Hey Bitch! Glad I won't be seeing your sorry face again... I was just kidding. Good luck, okay?''

!!Jasmine "Jazz" "Jazzie"
A peppy freshman girl whose life is dominated by school activities. While she’d ordinarily keep to her own group of friends, Jasmine has taken an immediate liking to Paulo, happily adopting the role of his girlfriend and principal partner-in-crime.

* AsianAndNerdy
* BetterAsFriends: [[spoiler: While they don't exactly become best buds, she and Paulo mutually split after realizing they don't have the time (on her end) or the emotional commitment (on his end) to maintain the relationship.]]
* ButNotTooForeign: She's ''kinda'' asian.
* EducationMama: implied to be the reason why she's in so many clubs and sports, although she actually enjoys most of them and harbors no resentment.
* ExtracurricularEnthusiast: Is part of at least three clubs and one sports team.
* GoGetterGirl: Has a frankly oppressing amount of extracurricular activities, to the point where she barely has time for her boyfriend. Not helped by the fact that when she does have free time, she's more likely to waste it with her regular friends than her boyfriend.
* GreenEyes
* NowOrNeverKiss: Paulo and her date for a long time without making any technically romantic contact. They kiss [[spoiler:on the very night they break up.]]
* SixthRanger: She joins the cast long after the core dynamic has been established, and is dropped not long after.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: A short but harsh one, [[spoiler:toward Paulo.]] [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c77/p18.html And what a zinger it is.]]
* ThirdOptionLoveInterest: [[spoiler:It doesn't last.]]

!!Augustus "Final Fantasy Cat"
Calm and composed, Augustus is always sure of himself and executes his tasks with quiet efficiency and biting wit. While he keeps his emotions close to his vest, there’s one girl who can unravel everything…

* AntiVillain: Arguably, as he genuinely cares for and respects Daisy and cares enough about Lucy to prevent her from following him home, given how terrible we see his home life to be. Also, he doesn't seem to be very keen [[spoiler: on helping Alejandro get revenge on the main cast, and is fully aware of how horrible Alejandro truly is.]]
* AttemptedRape: [[spoiler:Looked like he was about to do [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c40/p17.html this]] to Daisy, but Abbey intervened, though it turns out he never planned to go there in the first place.]]
* BrutalHonesty: [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c68/p9.html In]] [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c68/p10.html spades.]]
* TheCharmer: Used on Daisy, and it almost worked until Abbey came along. Averted with Lucy as she cut him off at jump street before he could begin to try with her.
* TheCorruptible: He wasn't always the way he is now - he was turned that way. [[TheCorrupter Alejandro saw to that.]]
* EvilGenius: Apparently plays this role in Alejandro's gang [[spoiler: since Alejandro assigned him to develop a plan to get his revenge on the main group]], though he's [[AntiVillain not all that evil]]. And he's at least intelligent enough [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c86/p27.html to maintain an A-average.]]
* {{Foil}}: To Lucy. Taeshi herself says that "[[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p7.html [Augustus] renders her NORMAL.]]"
* FriendlyEnemy: His thick skinned attitude makes him a good friend to Lucy, since unlike most of her other friends he'll never take her insults to heart, in addition to dishing to her as well as she gives. [[spoiler:Leans more towards "friends" after he saves her life when she survives her BungledSuicide.]]
* {{Goth}}
* GrayEyes
* HeelFaceTurn: appears to be going down this route, since he saved Lucy's life by calling an ambulance instead of letting her bleed out when she attempted suicide; him being accepted into Lucy's family and his aspirations to graduate high school make this even more plausible.
* JerkassFacade: He may have apparently been trying to manipulate Daisy, but as [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c64/p4.html he explains to Lucy]], he genuinely respects and adores her, and he ''really'' wants her to get over her self-confidence issues. Too bad [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p56.html Daisy considers him a creep.]]
** Also, he stopped himself from shoplifting when he ran into Daisy in a drugstore during "Safe Boundaries."
** He also prevented Lucy from following him home in chapter 66. From the details of his home/social life, both implied throughout the story and explored in chapter 86, he did her a '''huge''' favor.
* NoChallengeEqualsNoSatisfaction: Seems to be his reasoning for talking to Lucy despite the two's apparent disinterest in one another.
* NotSoDifferent: From Abbey. Both come from abusive backgrounds (Augustus arguably had it worse, having to deal with both his neglectful mother and father, and the AxCrazy Alejandro.)
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives a short one to Lucy [[https://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c68/p10.html to call her out on her]] DespairEventHorizon in regards to Mike, seeing them as SkewedPriorities.
-->'''Augustus''': "[[AdultsAreUseless Do you have parents?]]"
-->'''Lucy''': "Yes?"
-->'''Augustus''': "[[ParentalNeglect A place to sleep?]]
-->'''Lucy''': Yeah...?
-->'''Augustus''': "[[DarkAndTroubledPast In a safe neighborhood?]]"
-->'''Lucy''': "What?"
-->'''Augustus''': "And you want to ''die'' [[SkewedPriorities because some stupid kid won't return your feelings.]] [[BrutalHonesty You're absolutely worthless.]]"
* TheSmartGuy: of Alejandro's crew.
* {{Schemer}}: To the point he does it unintentionally now.
* SmugSnake
* UsedToBeASweetKid: He really did, and though he was stealing in his origin story he states it is only because nobody at home really cared for him. [[TheCorruptible But then Alejandro got a hold of him.]]


[[folder: Pets]]

Lucy’s first pet, and the loudest by far. Yashy is something of a prodigy, with a sharp wit that betrays her young age. Bratty, loudmouthed, and rude, deep down she wants nothing more for Mom to settle down with her flea.

* ActionGirl: She's seen as pretty hot-headed and violent towards others.
* BrattyHalfPint: What she lacks in size, she more than makes up for in volume.
* CatchPhrase: "Whore!!" to Daisy.
* ChildProdigy: The character page states she's one of these, but would rather insult others than put it to other uses.
* DeadpanSnarker: Is a user of this very frequently.
* [[GamerChick Gamer Girl]]: She's seen playing video games often and is seen trying to coerce Chirpy into one of them during her first appearance in-comic.
* TheNicknamer: Mike is "Flea," Daisy is "Whore."
* OneOfTheBoys: More action-oriented, snarkier and less feminine than the other characters and rarely gets upset over the dramatic situations the main characters are facing, with one exception.
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler:But not before delivering a WhamLine.]]
* SpeaksInShoutOuts: Lucy claims that the reason she won't take Yashy to movies anymore is because Yashy keeps quoting them.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: She's the tomboy to Chirpy.

Innocent and naive, Chirpy remains in awe of the world around her. She clings to Yashy and always does her best to follow the examples of grown-ups (while making frequent mistakes in the process.)

* CheerfulChild
* ParentalAbandonment: Her mother was attacked by a snake, and only had the strength to carry one egg. [[spoiler:Lucy may have gone this way.]]
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler: Along with Lucy and the other pets in "Breaking Up"]].
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: She's the girly girl to Yashy.
* WideEyedIdealist: She's ''far'' less happy about Yashy's violent habits.

Lucy’s most mature pet, Lily is a source of wisdom for much of the cast (and babysitter to others.) Patient and understanding, she is usually able to steer her friends in the right direction.

* PutOnABus: [[spoiler: When Lucy is transferred to private school.]]
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Lily averts this one single-handedly.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Unlike Yashy and Chirpy, who were raised by Lucy since birth and look up to her like a mother, Lily only met her a year before the comic started so she doesn't have the same admiration for her as they do. However, she is the only one out of the three pets that is aware of the true nature of Lucy and Mike's relationship, as well as their mental and emotional issues.
* SecretKeeper: She's the only one of the pets who knows about Sandy and Mike's relationship...[[spoiler:at least until Lucy finally reveals the secret to Yashy and Chirpy, much to their devastation.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: To Mike after [[spoiler:his directly causing Lucy's breakdown]].
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Assuming she's not [[OlderThanTheyLook Older Than She Looks]].

Mike’s pet bird Blur was rescued from a fire as a youngster and has trouble remembering what came before the incident. He counts Yashy as a close friend and can often be seen playing or arguing with her.

* GreenEyes
* LineOfSightName: In a sense, Yashy declared Blur to be his name after he called his memory a "blur."
* MeaningfulName: "You're as quick as a blur and your memory sucks!"
* NoNameGiven: Due to amnesia, we never learn anything as to who he was before that fateful thunderstorm.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* {{Shoo Out the Clown|s}}: Sort of. [[spoiler:He runs away after Lucy is PutOnABus, since her own pets left with her.]]
* TheOneGuy: Of the pets.


[[folder:Fan Characters]]

!!Tessa "Tess" Canning
A rich party girl with a rebellious streak, Tess departed the scorched earth of Junior year to find newer, younger friends. She has since struggled to reconcile her upcoming graduation with the close friendships she quickly forged.

* BelligerentSexualTension: With Paulo. [[spoiler:Originally.]]
* BigFancyHouse: Lives in one. Mike and Lucy are [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c28/p4.html suitably impressed]].
* BiTheWay: Reveals that she is bisexual in the bonus comics. It's more of a revelation, as she discovers this in college.
* BookDumb: Still needs to study for [=PSAT's=] in ''senior year.''
* ButtMonkey: Tess has minor butt monkey time around Jessica and Rachel.
* DemotedToExtra: After becoming a major character up until the main character's sophomore year, her relevance to the plot decreases as she continues to focus on her studies.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Tess has drinking mentioned in her character bio. She was seen drinking wine in the "Arrival" chapter of the Summer Vacation arc.
* HeelFaceTurn: A pre-story example.
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler:She graduates high school and heads off to college late into the series.]]
* RichBitch: During her relationship with Roger. Junior and senior year, still rich but not a bitch anymore.
* TheTease: She's occassionally like this with Paulo.
* {{Tsundere}}: Tess is one, [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c45/p7.html too.]] [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c44/p5.html Sometimes.]]

!!Alec "[=McCain=]" [=McCain=]
Alec "[=McCain=]" [=McCain=] remains detached at all times, making blunt pronouncements in situations which do not always welcome them. His tone-deaf flavour of cold rationality doesn’t earn him many favors with most of the cast.

* TheCameo: Finally makes an apperance in Chapter 89 Guest of Honor, [[https://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c89/p44.html Page44]]
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: He made a lot of appearances in earlier volumes, but nowadays he is either offhandedly mentioned or reduced to a non-speaking [[https://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c89/p44.html cameo]]
* BrutalHonesty
* DeadpanSnarker
* PhraseCatcher: Everbody tells him to "Shut it, [=McCain=]."
* PutOnABus: He gets a more graceful exit than Kizuna, but he simply quietly stops appearing, unlike Tess.
* OddFriendship: His friendship with Sue stems mostly from their shared positions as Straight Men. Still, they get along pretty well.
* YouDidntAsk: His now non-canon relationship with Sue was going to be revealed this way, until he was dropped from the comic.

!!Kizuna "Kizu"
Madly in love with David, Kizuna never has [[AllLoveIsUnrequited any luck getting David to notice her, let alone consider her romantically.]] Airheaded and clumsy, Kizuna is nevertheless a skilled cook, sadly for David. She appears oblivious to his dimwitted comments.

* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:In Disaster Dominoes.]]
* AmusingInjuries: Two notable instances include EyeScream and being used to make a fire.
* CuteClumsyGirl
* BusCrash: in a reference to [[ShooOutTheNewGuy Poochie]].
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Her artist requested Taeshi cease using her.]]

Carson is a manifestation of his creator’s heartfelt objection to the pervasiveness of the [[StereotypeGay “token” gay stereotype]] in modern pop culture. (He [[AbhorrentAdmirer blindly loves Michael]], [[CampGay dresses flamboyantly]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] borrows his name from “Series/QueerEye”.)

* AbhorrentAdmirer: Blindly loves Mike, in which Mike doesn't return his feelings
* CampGay
* CrossDresser: He dresses up as a ''japanese schoolgirl'' for Halloween.
* ForgottenFallenFriend: For a definition of friend, anyway. During Halloween, Mike leaves him at the bottom of a basement with no way out. Nobody cared. However, this is non-canon, and has been removed from the story.
* GrayEyes
* IncompatibleOrientation: With Mike.
* KilledOffForReal: To an extent. The pages where Carson is trapped were removed and are now non-canon, but Carson has seemingly disappeared from the story since then.
* StereotypeGay

He loves Lucy.

* AbhorrentAdmirer: [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c33.1/p3.html His absolute weirdness turns everyone off.]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: He's drawn in a StylisticSuck fashion.
* RealityWarper: He created a cardboard box TIEM MASHENE. Which also functions as a teleporter, which he uses to spy on Lucy.
* SingleTargetSexuality: For Lucy.
* StylisticSuck: He's barely more than a stick figure.
* StalkerWithACrush


[[folder: Minor characters]]

Mild-mannered popcorn merchant Amaya is Sue's best friend. She chooses to remain mute. Her job at the cinema can sometimes be very useful to those who know her!
* AmbiguouslyGay: It is heavily implied she and Sue are dating.
* CastFiller
* CuteMute: Gives off this impression due to her insanely shy nature. Given that she only seems to talk off-camera, she's actually TheSilentBob.
* FlatCharacter: By virtue of an inability to really contribute to the plot, and having never been in a major relationship. Her only actual trait is a generically sunny disposition.
* PerpetualSmiler: She is almost ''always'' seen with a smile on her face. The only times where she's not is while she's in contemplation.
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Girls]]: With Sue, to AmbiguouslyGay standards.
* TheQuietOne: Amaya ''can'' talk. She just chooses not to. At least while she's on-screen, anyway.

!!Katherine "Katie" He
Precocious Katie spends most of her time worrying about makeup and hair styles and has been duly rewarded by her position as the most popular girl in school. She’s not necessarily mean and cruel… she just doesn’t think too much about others.

* AlphaBitch
* BrainlessBeauty: Oh, my gawd. That is, like, sooo Katie, y'know? Like, totally.
* CarloadOfCoolKids: Her apparent standard state of being.
* CleavageWindow: Seen [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c19/p5.html here]]
* GreenEyes
* ForbiddenFriendship: While she genuinely enjoys Daisy's company, Daisy is "uncool" and thus can't hang out with her at school.

Katie’s best friend. Fluent in the written word, Stacy’s peers haven’t (yet) deterred her from a passion for reportage, creative writing, and poetry.

* ClosetGeek: She loves to cosplay and talk about her hobbies, just not when she's around more popular company.
* IHaveThisFriend: She didn't give Mike that love note, honest. But she's sure whoever sent them was very thankful Mike kept them.
* GamerChick
* ShrinkingViolet: Due to being ashamed of each and every one of her hobbies.

!!Flower Girl
This mysterious girl is absent from just about everything besides David’s fantasies. While she remains unaware, she has completely captured David’s affections, and he spends a lot of his time clumsily stalking her.

Abbey’s little sister seems to have an endless reserve of childish positivity, showing strong dedication to schoolwork and her local Girl Scout troop. She loves her brother dearly, and shoulders more of their shared burden than he’d like.

* CheerfulChild: [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c56/p14.html Just don't mention her mother.]]
* CowardlyLion
* CuteKitten
* FearlessFool: Her failure to grasp the magnitude of danger is what allows her to stay calm during a ''kidnapping''.
* GreenEyes
* PrecociousCrush: "Everyday Life" reveals that she's gained one on Paulo.
* TheTell: While she always acts happy...
--> Justin: ''You don't look too happy yerself! Yer ears always down!''

A hapless kid dragged into various misadventures by other members of the cast, Justin is generally seen looking for cover and wishing he could just go back home.

* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: He hasn't made an appearance for several chapters straight!
* GogglesDoNothing
* TheDragAlong
* PreciousPuppies
* TooSmartForStrangers: Subverted. He rebuffs David's and Molly's separate attempts to get him to go with him, only for him to be tricked and cajoled into following strangers.
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: He comes back to save Molly upon realizing how ashamed he felt to abandon somebody.

!!Matt "Oreo Cat"
A true optimist at heart, Matt always tries to make the best out of every situation. His inclination to be kind has made his friends fiercely protective of him.. [[spoiler: Also confirmed to be gay and has a crush on Jordan, Lucy's Big Brother.]]
* GentleGiant: He's pretty big, but he's very friendly.
* HiddenDepths: [[spoiler: Obviously due to the fact that he's gay he understandably has a lot of emotional baggage.]]
* NiceGuy: Even when Paulo, [[spoiler: outright makes his slight Homophobia very apparent, he forgives him almost completely and let's him hug to "Work things out".]]
* ShrinkingViolet: [[spoiler: When it come to his crush Jordan.]]

!! Madison
Madison swears she’s a nice person, but it’s not all that obvious when she’s letting you know about every little thing that annoys her. Jessica, her new girlfriend, finds this adorable.
* AlphaBitch: Is not afraid to say how much Paulo irks her.
* BrutalHonesty: Her main method of angriness.
* GotMeDoingIt: Even if her default mode of interaction is acting bitchy, she can easily get swept up in the enthusiasm of others.
* ReplacementGoldfish: She serves Lucy's place in the circle of personalities when Lucy is... preoccupied. [[spoiler:And when Lucy comes back, Madison serves as a sharp contrast from how Lucy used to act to how she acts after her character development.]]
* LipstickLesbian: She's in a relationship with Jessica.
* RunningGag: Everybody keeps calling her Lucy due to the fact that she's pretty much a carbon copy of her, much to her ire.
* UnknownRival: She pretty much starts to get sick of the fact that people calling her Lucy and threatens to lynch her when she finally meets her.
* WhatTheHellHero: Calls out Paulo for being blind to Rachel's feelings for him, and treating it as just a FriendsWithBenefits relationship.

!!Alejandro "Confrontation Cat" or [[spoiler:"Rapecat"]]
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: '''''Fucking nobody''''' likes this violent jerk, not that he cares.
* AffablyEvil: Downplayed, as he is only this to the other members of his gang, Usually he is FauxAffablyEvil.
* ArchEnemy: To pretty much ''everyone'' in the main cast, specifically Mike and Lucy for the NoHoldsBarredBeatdown they gave him.
* AssholeVictim: Of a non-lethal sort, he is given a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown by Mike and Lucy, but it was in self-defense.
* AxCrazy: A ruthless and sadistic gang leader, what did you expect?
* BadBoss: To his own [[DomesticAbuser girlfriend]] horrifyingly enough, the worst part is, he actually treats the other members of his gang with ''respect''.
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Most certainly. His manipulations led to Paulo's jerk mentality, Paulo's phobia of barking, Confrontation in general, and he's being worked for by Augustus. [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c41/p1.html He also remembers his grudge against Mike and Lucy]].]]
** Some keen-eyed forum users suggest he was the one who [[spoiler:date-raped Tess when she was a freshman]].
* BigBadFriend: He was friends with Augustus.
* TheBully: Implied, if he was the boy Tess was dating.
* ChildHater: Considering he is antagonizing a bunch of teenagers.
* CloudCuckoolander: A dark example, as he once [[DomesticAbuser beat his girlfriend]], Melanie, because he ''had a dream'' were she cheated on him.
* CombatSadomasochist: Alejandro took two of Lucy's [[GroinKick kicks]], had his teeth smashed into each other hard enough to chip one and draw blood, and was still okay enough to [[WouldHitAGirl beat Lucy senseless]] before Mike came back, smashing his face into an alley floor and still not stopping him. It took Mike and Lucy together to turn the fight around (at which point it became a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown). And he beat Mike (and was about to '''crush his skull''') before all this happened.
* TheCorrupter: If Augustus is anything to go by.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The series was never [[{{Dramedy}} sunshine and lollipops]] before, but '''''GOOD GOD''''' this guy brings a whole new shade of black when [[KnightOfCerebus he shows up]].
* TheDragon: Has a VillainousFriendship with a member of his gang named Toby, making the latter this.
* TheDreaded: ''Everyone'' in the main cast is terrified of this guy, with good reason of course.
* DirtyCoward: Abused his defenseless girlfriend, and spent a majority of his on panel time harassing a bunch of teenagers.
* DomesticAbuser: To Melanie, in a manner disturbingly similar to Abby's dad.
* {{Ephebophile}}: had a relationship with a 15-year-old girl named Melanie, and attempted to start one with Lucy as well.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Subverted with Melanie, for [[DomesticAbuser obvious reasons]].
** However played straight with the other members of his gang.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: When Lucy tells a panicking Daisy to shut-up, he responded by smacking the former in the face, and telling ''her'' to shut-up.
** He was also clearly disturbed when Lucy gave his [[TheDragon dragon]], Toby, a GroinAttack.
* EvilDuo: With his [[TheDragon dragon]], Toby.
* EvilGloating: Probably the only reason Lucy didn't get raped.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Until you make him mad.
** He does seem [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c12/p14.html to genuinely care]] [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c41/p1.html for the members of his gang]]. He's a complete douche to everyone else, though.
* ForegoneConclusion: In "Confrontation" Alejandro mentions that his ex-girlfriend is the one who gave him the scar on his eye, and that "Oh, but did I get even with her..." In Chapter 86, "Trapped", Augustus is having a flashback to when he met Alejandro, and Alejandro was dating a girl named Melanie. Melanie has never appeared before this flashback, and Alejandro has no scar in that chapter yet. [[spoiler: In a slight twist, while he does mess her up pretty badly, this leads to her being able to move away to live with her grandmother.]]
* ForTheEvulz: Probably his most defining characteristic, ''everything'' this asshole does is for no reason.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Alejandro states in "Confrontation" that his ex-girlfriend [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c12/p17.html is the one who gave him his trademark scar]] when she tried to hurt him, which he proceeded to get her back for.
* GreaterScopeVillain: As BigBad states above, he is the cause of a ''majority'' of the main cast's problems.
* HateSink: Easily the most detestable character.
* {{Jerkass}}: Beyond any reasonable doubt. He's aggressive, violent and extremely confrontational, it is even in his nickname.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: '''[[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c12/p11.html AND HOW]].'''
--> '''Sue''': So um... why are you picking on us? We're like... thirteen, ya know. If you think we're loaded with cash, then you're kind of an idiot.\\
'''Alejandro''': *fingers Sue's chin* So then what's the harm in givin' us all yer money?\\
'''Sue''': *slaps Alejandro's hand away* Because we actually ''NEED'' it!\\
'''Alejandro''': *punches Sue in the face* '''WHO THE HELL CARES ABOUT ''YOU?!?'''''
* KnightOfCerebus: This series was always a Dramedy, but the characters were never in any real danger, Alejandro changed that.
* KickTheDog: This is basically his entire M.O., worst of all, he mostly does it ForTheEvulz.
* LackOfEmpathy: This guy kicks the shit out of people, robs them blind, and possibly ''raped'' Tess ForTheEvulz.
* LaughablyEvil: At least when in a good mood.
* LazyBum: It's his one weakness as an antagonist. He completely delegates the task of devising a plan for revenge against the main cast to Augustus and has been doing so for two years.
* MoralMyopia: He doesn't like it when people hurt his gang, even when ''they're'' the ones who started it.
* PetTheDog: He actually cares about his gang.
* SerialRapist: ''Heavily'' implied, his ''other'' nickname doesn't help.
* TheSociopath: A ''disturbingly'' realistic take on the violent gang leader.
* VillainousFriendship: With his gang, more specifically, his [[TheDragon dragon]] Toby.
* WouldHitAGirl: And hits two on-panel. It's implied that he hit his old girlfriend.
** [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c86/p25.html Confirmed.]] He hit his old girlfriend Melanie when he even ''dreamed'' about her cheating on him.
* WouldHurtAChild: Alejandro is in his ''twenties.'' And while the main cast is in high school, they aren't even adults, much less his age - which doesn't stop him from beating the crap out of some of them. Or plotting vengeance against them for ''two straight years'' after they turned the tables on him.


Alejandro's [[TheDragon dragon]] and only true friend.

* AffablyEvil: Let's just say he is ''a lot'' nicer than his boss.
* AngryGuardDog: Him defending Alejandro in "confrontation" gives off this vibe, he even savagely barks as he is beating down Paulo.
* ArchEnemy: To Paulo, as he caused his fear of barking.
* AssholeVictim: Like Alejandro, of a non-lethal sort, but he was given a pretty vile GroinAttack by Lucy.
* AxCrazy: His SlasherSmile can be just as big as Alejandro's.
* TheBrute: He is noticeably stronger than Alejandro, to the point were the latter usually relies on him in a fight.
* TheBully: Just like his boss.
* CoDragons: With Augustus to Alejandro, though Toby is much higher on the chain of command than him.
* TheDragon: To Alejandro, though technically CoDragons with Augustus he is noticeably a lot more involved with Alejandro's crimes.
* DirtyCoward: Runs like a scared child after Lucy kicks his ass and gives him a GroinAttack.
* TheDreaded: To Paulo at least, as he caused his fear of barking.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He is Alejandro's only real friend, and they seem to get along.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Stopped Alejandro from killing Melanie.
* EvilDuo: With Alejandro.
* PunchClockVillain: Implied.
* FalseFriend: To Augustus.
* FatBastard: He's quite overweight, not that this stops him from beating the crap out of Paulo.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Has his moments, like when he explained to Augustus that Alejandro can have him killed at any time, with a big friendly smile.
* ForTheEvulz: He has no reason for what he does, other than being friends with Alejandro.
* GreaterScopeVillain: Downplayed, but he is ultimately the cause of Paulo's fear of barking, turning much worse after he and Alejandro discovered it back when Paulo was in sixth grade.
* HeroKiller: He almost killed Paulo, ''twice''.
* {{Jerkass}}: He's ''a little'' nicer than Alejandro.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: At first it seems like he is horrified by Alejandro's treatment of Augustus, that flashback in "Trapped" reveals that he isn't.
* KarmaHoudini: So far, he didn't seem to suffer any long term consequences for his involvement in "Confrontation".
* KickTheDog: His treatment of Paulo in "Confrontation".
* KnightOfCerebus: Serves as this with Alejandro.
* LaughablyEvil: At least when he and Alejandro are just screwing around.
* NearVillainVictory: He would have most likely ''killed'' Paulo if Lucy didn't show up.
* ObviouslyEvil: He and Alejandro aren't the nicest looking guys.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Despite how he's played up, it can't be ignored that he was defeated by children half his age.

!! Melanie

Alejandro's old girlfriend.

* {{Ephebophile}}: [[spoiler: After she pierces Augustus' eyebrows, she kisses him and sleeps with him. {{Downplayed|Trope}} as she's just two years older than him (15 to 13 at the time).]]
* ForegoneConclusion: [[spoiler: Subverted. The story seems to point to her dying or some other tragedy happening at the end of her story, but in reality she's merely hospitalized and then manages to escape Alejandro's grasp.]]
* LoveConfession: [[spoiler: To Augustus.]]
* TheOneThatGotAway: [[spoiler:Again, to Augustus]].
* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler: Alejandro's abuse has really taken a toll on her.]]
* StartingANewLife: Dreams of this, as her entire intent is to get a scholarship to a college and escape her current life. Most specifically, she wants to get away from [[DomesticAbuser Alejandro]].
** [[spoiler:She gets her wish, by being ''hospitalized'']]
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: So far the only known female member of Alejandro's gang.
* TokenGoodTeammate: She's easily the nicest member of Alejandro's crew, and objects to bringing a kid in.