Characters / Class of 3000

The Class of 3000

Sunny Bridges

Voiced by: Andre 3000
Like... You gotta crank this thang up!

  • The Ace
  • Artist Disillusionment: In-universe and at the start of the series as he no longer finds pleasure in being a musician (he outright walks out on a concert he was doing in Tokyo and promised them their money back). Lil D and his class re-ignite his passion for it, deciding that while he may be done in the music business, he still loves music.
  • Badass Moustache
  • Berserk Button: He hates Santa Claus of all people. Due to Santa giving him a pair of ice skates instead of roller skates that got him injured, and lose the part in a Christmas pageant Sunny really wanted to be in.
  • Cool Teacher: Admit it, you'd love to have him as your teacher.
  • Deal with the Devil: To get Li'l D out of his. Then he acts so bad, explaining that he had no soul in his work, and thus gets his soul back and saves both of them from the devil.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Phlegmatic, being a calm, mature voice of reason.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: To an extent: While he got tired of the music business and being a star, he sill loves music and becomes a teacher, prefering the quietness it comes with it. In one episode,he almost quits when a hoard of celebrities try to teach at the school.
  • Inexplicably Awesome
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Three guesses who he resembles.
  • Magical Negro
  • Man Child/Psychopathic Manchild: While usually averted, at his absolute worst, Sunny comes off as this.
  • The Mentor
  • Nice Hat: Nice straw hat, indeed.
  • Team Dad: Especially seems this way to the fatherless Li'l D.
  • Uncle Pennybags

Lil' D

Voiced by: Small Fire
Let's crank dis thang up!

  • Aesop Amnesia: Suffers from this the most out of everyone in the main cast.
  • Book Dumb: Incredibly gifted when it comes to strategy and music... Regular school work, not so much.
  • Character Development: Played with. While usually suffering from Aesop Amnesia, come late Season 2, he's shown that he can be quite altruistic, such as getting rid of a Yeti taking advantage of Sunny for no obvious benefit to himself.
  • Color Motif: Green, despite not being associated with many traits aside from envy. "Throwdown" instead gives him purple... which also doesn't fit with his personality!
  • Determinator: There's not much that can stop him when he gets going.
  • Disappeared Dad: Mentioned in the pilot episode that he never met his father. He doesn't seem to mind, though.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Choleric, being the somewhat rude and hot-headed leader.
  • Greed: Wants more and more.
  • Guile Hero: While his plans are questionable, they're usually effective.
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: He wants exactly what Sunny has and is willing to take the quick way out.
  • In-Series Nickname: Lil' D's real name is unknown.
  • Jerkass: Downplayed. He's insensitive and self-interested, but doesn't mean any actual harm.
  • The Leader
  • Loony Fan: Can be a little bit too obsessive for Sunny Bridges.
  • The Napoleon: Arguably.
  • Nice Hat: His skipper's cap, usually. (The pilot and Christmas Episode give him something else)
  • Never Bareheaded: Averted, as his hatless head is seen several times throughout the series.
  • Never My Fault: Initially does this quite often, but grows out of it by the end of Season 2.
  • Noodle Incident: Used as a joke twice. First to show how the class always gets into situations, and a second time to saw just how naughty he has that year.
  • Red Oni: To Phil's blue. Ironically he's the one with the cool color palette.
  • Schemer

Madison Spaghettini Papadopoulus

Voiced by: Jennifer Hale

Phillip P. "Philly" Phil

Voiced by: Phil LaMarr
  • Alliterative AND Repetitive Name: Phillip Phil.
  • Ambiguously Bi: While he's implied to have a crush on Kim and apparently got a girlfriend in "Free Philly", his Ho Yay moments hint that he may be bisexual.
  • Animal Motifs: Dogs, it seems. He has/had a robot dog, is associated with wolves in the "Cave Boogie" music video, and his voice gets censored with barking in "Two to Tango." Personality-wise, he's friendly, but can be a bit dense and doesn't like feeling left out, like a dog.
  • Big Eater: With questionable tastes, like a pinecone covered in mud, or Sloppy Joes made with industrial waste.
  • Blue Oni: To Li'l D's red. Ironically he's the one with the warm color palette.
  • Character Development: Post "Big Robot on Campus," (sans the Christmas Episode, which may or may not come chronologically after), he's more assertive and slightly less awkward.
  • Color Motif: Yellow, matching his generally kind nature. "Throwdown" gives him orange, also lining up to his personality.
  • Ditzy Genius: For all his inventing smarts, he can be rather short-sighted.
  • Fiery Redhead: Inverted, as he's pretty chill.
  • Foil: He's this to Kam and his fellow string players.
    • With Kam, both characters are outsiders to Atlanta, more intellectually-inclined, and have more reserved personalities compared to the other kids, but while Phil is an optimistic Nice Guy who's more technologically-inclined, Kam is more abrasive, cynical and more old-fashioned. Additionally, while Phil is the oldest kid, Kam is the youngest.
    • With Madison, both characters are tall, play stringed instruments, and have generally sunny and ditzy natures. However, while Phil plays the low-pitched bass, is merely a Ditzy Genius, and is usually fairly reserved, Madison plays the high-pitched violin and cello, is a true ditz, and is way more open with her feelings.
    • With Tamika, both characters play stringed instruments and prefer action to words. While Phil's bass usually played standing up, Tamika's harp is usually played sitting down. Phil is more likely to build a machine to solve a problem, while Tamika is more apt to apply force to it. Additionally, Phil's tall and lanky build contrasts Tamika's short and stocky build.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Phlegmatic, though in a different way than Sunny. He's kind-hearted but somewhat submissive.
    • Picks up some traits of melancholic in Season 2, notably being somewhat sensitive and having a more reserved personality.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Subverted. They're his glasses.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: As revealed in Season 2, his self-esteem isn't all that great. Though it's implied that he has issues as early as the third episode.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Implied to be the case in his Season 2 episodes.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Can lug a double bass around with no apparent strain, and can stay on a biplane with nothing more than his bare hands at the most.
  • Nice Guy: A very kindhearted individual overall. Even his attempt at impersonating Tamika is too nice.
  • No Social Skills: Even described as "socially challenged" in one of the promos!
  • Noodle People: Has a very thin, tall body shape, giving off this trope.
  • The Smart Guy: One of two. Specializing with various gadgets.
  • Stepford Smiler: Implied and downplayed. As shown in "Free Philly" and "Big Robot on Campus," he's implied to have self-esteem issues and is terrified of being left out. Despite this, he doesn't let it show most of the time.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: Has a vague accent of disputed origin.

Edward "Eddie" Phillip James Lawrence III

Voiced by: Tom Kenny

Tamika Jones

Voiced by: Crystal Scales
Prove it or move it!

Kam Chin

Voiced by: Janice Kawaye
  • But Not Too Foreign: Stated to be born in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Butt-Monkey: The one who's always picked on.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: Is more or less interchangeable with Kim at the start. By the end of the series, Kam is noticeably snarkier and more abrasive than her, but has also learned to loosen up a bit.
  • Color Motif: Dark blue, matching his projected image of calmness and coolness, and his Woobie traits. Interestingly, "Throwdown" gives him pink, perhaps matching his more old-fashioned outlook.
  • The Comically Serious: His dynamic in regards to the crazier happenings.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Is definitely one.
    Kam: (In response to seeing Santa Claus) "And I'm the Easter Bunny."
  • Foil: He's this to two characters.
    • With Kim, his own twin. While both are amongst the more reasonable and logical characters, Kam is more serious and studious and is often said to have no imagination, contrasting Kim's sometimes scatterbrained and fun-loving personality.
    • He's also this to Philly Phil. While both characters are outsiders to Atlanta, have more introverted personalities compared to their peers, and serve as the brains of the team, Kam is far less outwardly nice and focuses more on scholarly pursuits, contrasting Phil's Nice Guy personality and technological aptitude. Additionally, while Kam is the youngest kid, Phil is the oldest.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Responsible to his sister's Foolish.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Melancholic, though in a different way than Eddie. He's very task-oriented, formal, and rigid.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: As shown in "Mini Mentors" and "The Cure".
  • Hates Baths: Or more accurately, Hates Showers. Or possibly bathing in general. Tries to justify this by being born without sweat glands.
  • Inscrutable Oriental: To an extent. When the other kids are hooting and hollering, he'll just be smiling.
  • Insufferable Genius: Can be rather haughty.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Kam is snarky and can be a bit rude, but is ultimately good at heart.
  • Messy Hair: While Kam's hair is usually slick and neat, when it gets messy, it gets messy.
  • Not So Above It All: His general attitude towards the zanier aspects of the series.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Compared to his twin sister, he's more serious to his work.
  • Pride: He's somewhat insufferable and takes pride in his "good looks."
    Kam: (While Kim is trying to find a replacement for Sunny for her fashion show) ... Mom always said girls won't go out with me because they're too intimidated by my good looks.
    Kim: (Holding up a mirror) Kam, please. Have you looked in the mirror lately?
    Kam: (Recoiling) No! I'm too intimidated by my good looks!
  • Schedule Fanatic: Sunny being three minutes late for class makes his head hurt from not learning.
  • The Smart Guy: One of two. More focused on academic work.
  • Those Two Guys: With Kim.
  • Through the Eyes of Madness: Played for laughs when he gets overheated in "Study Buddies".
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In the Christmas Episode, and only then.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Hang-Gliding Through Ducks?: He has an irrational fear of this and has to survive it in order to save his classmates.

Kim Chin

Voiced by: Janice Kawaye
  • Asian Airhead: Shows shades of this in Season 2, most notable in "Tamika and the Beast."
  • But Not Too Foreign: Stated to be born in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Catch-Phrase: "I know, right?"
  • Divergent Character Evolution: Is almost interchangeable with Kam at the beginning. By the end of Season 2, she's established as being the more scatterbrained twin and more careless, but possesses the better sense overall.
  • The Chick: One of two.
  • Color Motif: Pink, matching her overall feminine personality and interests, as well as contrasting her brother's blue. Interestingly, her color in "Throwdown" is blue, perhaps as a nod to her more-collected personality and to contrast Kam's pink.
  • The Fashionista: She loves shopping and clothes.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: As seen in "Tamika and the Beast", her socks are mismatched.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Foolish for her brother's Responsible.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Sanguine, though in a different way than Madison. She's energetic, slightly scatterbrained, and positive.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Compared to her twin brother, she's more into clothing, shopping and arts.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Downplayed. While she's associated with the color pink, only a small part of her outfit is pink.
  • Those Two Guys: With Kam.


Westley Staff

Leela Lopez

Voiced by: Jennifer Hale

Petunia Squatenchowder

Voiced by: Tom Kenny

Principal Luna

Voiced by: Jeff Bennett
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite his many eccentric traits, he's an effective principal.
  • Catchphrase: "Fantastic!"
  • Carpet of Virility: "Nothin to it But to Do It" reveals that he has an exceptionally hairy chest.
  • Casanova Wannabe: In regards to Miss Squatenchowder.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: The subplot of "Free Philly" has him trying to upstage Sunny. Also challenging Sunny to a duel when he mistakenly thinks that Sunny was in love with Ms. Squatenchowder.
  • Hidden Depths: Has a hobby of collecting kitchen utensils, which actually wins Ms. Squatenchowder's heart.
  • Large Ham: Especially in Season 2.
  • Trrrilling Rrrs: Natural, as he's Hispanic.

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