This is the character sheet for ''Desperate Housewives''.



[[folder:The Housewives]]

!!'''Susan Mayer (Creator/TeriHatcher)'''
[[caption-width-right:300:"It was common knowledge on Wisteria Lane that where Susan Mayer went, bad luck was sure to follow. Her misfortunes ranged from the commonplace, to the unusual, to the truly bizarre."]]
* {{Adorkable}}
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Susan is just as bitchy as the other Housewives, yet she's the one who tends to get away with it because of how "cute" and "klutzy" she is.
* BornUnlucky: Allegedly. While events tend to work against her, most of the time her troubles are solved rather easily and/or aren't as serious as some suffered by her fellow neighbors (barring her liver issues). Though she does have romantic issues in ''spade'', and in the final season [[spoiler:Mike is killed, leaving her to raise her son all by herself]].
* BreakTheCutie
* ButtMonkey: Is incredibly unlucky, romantic issues, liver issues, being forced out of the lane, and friendship troubles in the last season and not being able to deal with things in the final season.
* TheChewToy
* CuteClumsyGirl
* DeadpanSnarker: Occasionally.
--> '''Edie:''' "I have a husband now."
--> '''Susan:''' "Really? Whose?"
* DistressedDamsel
* TheDitz: To a ridiculous extent.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Sanguine.
* HandOrObjectUnderwear: The plant she used to cover herself after [[NakedPeopleTrappedOutside the towel she was wearing]] got caught in Karl's car door as he drove away.
* GirlNextDoor
* InformedAttractiveness: While Creator/TeriHatcher is very pretty, the other housewives are equally or even more so; yet Susan has the most men fawning over how 'hot' she is.
* ItsAllAboutMe:
--> '''Edie:''' Typical, Susan always finds a way to make it about her.
* TheKlutz: Firmly cemented as this when one of her first actions in the series was accidentally burning down someone's house.
* LethalChef
* MamaBear
* ThisLoserIsYou
* WalkingDisasterArea: Being poster girl for TheKlutz tends to cause this. She once managed to SET A HOUSE ON FIRE out of sheer clumsiness.

!!'''Lynette Scavo (Felicity Huffman)'''
[[caption-width-right:300:"She used to see herself as a career woman. And a hugely successful one at that. She was known for her power lunches, her eye-catching presentations and her ruthlessness in wiping out the competition. Lynette gave up her career to assume a new label: the incredibly satisfying role of full-time mother."]]
* TheChewToy
* ControlFreak
* [[spoiler:ConvenientMiscarriage]]: An odd example that is both played straight ''and'' subverted in that [[spoiler: because she was pregnant with twins, only one of them died in-utero.]]
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Flanderization}}: Season 5 and 7. ''So very much.''
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Phlegmatic (without the laziness)
* GagBoobs: Her increased cup size due to her pregnancy in season 6 became a fodder for some jokes.
* InformedAttractiveness
* LawOfInverseFertility
* MamaBear
* NervousWreck
* OnlySaneWoman: Compared to the other housewives.
* TeamMom
* TookALevelInJerkass: Lynette has always been kinda controlling, but nearing the end of season seven,[[spoiler: manipulating Tom into walking out on Carlos, using increasingly manipulative and shrewish behavior crossed a few lines.]]

!!'''Bree Van de Kamp (Marcia Cross)'''
[[caption-width-right:238:"I remember the easy confidence of her smile, the gentle elegance of her hands, the refined warmth of her voice. But what I remember most about Bree was the look of fear in her eyes. Bree had started to realize her world was unraveling. And for a woman who despised loose ends, that was unacceptable."]]
* TheAlcoholic: In season 2, plus the occasional relapse. [[spoiler: There was her slip during the time jump, and Bree's current arc has her falling off the wagon. Hard.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing
* BreakTheHaughty
* CartwrightCurse: One surefire way to predict if a male character is going to die is judged by one question: Is he Bree's love interest? Of her seven love interests, five of them have died.
** [[{{Lampshaded}} Lampshaded]] in a season five promo, where the paper boy recaps the events of the past four seasons, and ends his recap of Bree with "I hope Orson doesn't die, too."
** She even lampshades it herself during season 7:
-->'''Bree:''' My track record with lovers... two dead, one in a wheelchair.
* ControlFreak: And ''how''.
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler: During season 8, with her ex-boyfriend cop harassing her (and explicitly doing it in order to make her feel miserable) and the loss of her friends, Bree relapses into alcoholism, and in the 9th episode she ends up alone in a hotel room, with only a bottle of wine and a ''gun'', speaking to an imaginary Mary Alice and contemplating the idea of suicide.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Averted, thanks to Renee.]]
* FieryRedhead: When she wants to be.
* {{The Fifties}}: Her look, moreso in the earlier seasons: A-line skirts and dresses, twin-sets with pearls, white gloves, her "flip" hair-do etc.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Melancholic.
* FreudianExcuse: Her mother died traumatically when she was 5 and her stepmother was a distant and unloving woman.
* GunNut
* {{Housewife}}: Obviously. She's the most classic example in the series and evokes the archetypal 1950's housewife.
* LadyDrunk: [[spoiler:During season 8, the tension between the girls became so high that she ended becoming their scapegoat, and finally they abandonned her. She then relapses ''hard'' into alcoholism. She was on the verge of suicide, but is stopped just in time, thanks to the intervention of Renee. Now, she views herself as lost, not knowing anymore who she is. Slowly, she is deconstructing herself, and is becoming [[ReallyGetsAround ''easy'']], something she ''acknowledges''. She didn't even deny when an angry spouse called her a whore (truth to be told, she was quite drunk at that time, but she doesn't seems to care at all, if the end of the 12th episode is any indication).]]
* LoveHurts: Despite the perfect facade, she is consistantly unlucky in love.
-->'''Rex Van De Kamp:''' Bree, I can't live in this detergent commercial anymore!
* MamaBear
* NeatFreak
* NiceGirl: In spite of her faults, she does come off a pleasant person most of the time.
* ThePerfectionist: Especially in the first season, when she couldn't even stand the sight of a loose button.
* PreppyName
* PrettyInMink: [[ Wore a sable coat to try to win back Rex.]]
* ProperLady: Deconstructed since the very first episode.
* ReallyGetsAround: [[spoiler:Yes, you read that right. During season 8, she relapses into alcoholism, and began to date a lot in bars. However, what was only a brief experience became an habit, and it becomes clear that she has a different man each night in her bed. When she is confronted by an angry spouse (because she had sex with her husband) in the middle of the church during the 12th episode, she doesn't deny it. Worse: she actually acknowledges it, and is on her way to embrace this way of life.]]
* SexyCoatFlashing
* StepfordSmiler: The other housewives have ''traces'' of this, but Bree is ''the'' ultimate Stepford Smiler of the show. Her own son calls her out on it in the pilot, saying she acts like she's running for Mayor of Stepford.
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* SuperOCD: There were hints of this, especially in the early seasons, but it was never explored very much. She also referred to her quirks in terms of "anal retentiveness" and not "obsessive compulsiveness".
* TraumaCongaLine: If something traumatic is going to happen to one of the leading females in the cast, it is inevitably going to be Bree.

!!'''Gabrielle Solis (Eva Longoria)'''
[[caption-width-right:350:"Gabrielle was a drowning woman, desperately searching for a life raft. Luckily for her, she found one. Of course, Gabrielle only saw her young gardener as a way to infuse her life with a little excitement. But now she was about to discover just how exciting her life could get."]]
* AesopAmnesia: How many times has she learned being a better person is more important than having material possessions or looking pretty?
* BookDumb: Especially when it comes to geography (she thinks [[YouFailGeographyForever Argentina is beside Romania]].)
* CatchPhrase: For the first four or five seasons or so, she manages to work the phrase "son of a bitch" in at least once per season. To be fair to her, it often refers to Carlos, who is the son of an actual bitch.
* DeadpanSnarker
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Choleric.
* HotBlooded
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* [[MrViceGuy Mrs Vice Gal]]: Openly vain, materialistic and immature but a loyal friend and (eventually) loving wife and mother.
* MsFanservice: At times it was as if she chose to be excluded from the wardrobe budget.
* RichBitch: Her "bitch" status [[DependingOnTheWriter depends on the writer]].
* SelfServingMemory: She recalls her time as a model as being wonderful, much loved and she hated giving it up to marry Carlos. During a trip to New York, Gabby is thrown that some former model "friends" rip into her about how much they hated her. Her former agent then breaks it down that Gabby was an incredible diva whose demands were getting so bad that agencies were deciding not to use her because of the hassle. Gabby realizes that instead of "ruining" her career, marrying Carlos saved her from getting kicked out of the business.
* SpicyLatina: A ''subversion'' believe or not. Yes Gabby is sexy and she certainly has the temper but she lacks the sterotypical accent, can't speak Spanish and as several episodes have shown is indifferent at best towards her Hispanic heritage.
* SpoiledBrat: When it comes to material possessions.
* VolleyingInsults: She and Carlos do this a lot, and were at their most tempestuous in the early seasons.
* YourCheatingHeart

[[folder: Other Housewives]]

!!'''Mary Alice Young (Brenda Strong)'''
[[caption-width-right:250:"Oh, Mary Alice, what did you do?"]]
* TheArtifact: By the end of season 2, all of her story lines had been wrapped up pretty much, and there really was no particular point to her character anymore other than simply being the narrator (of mysteries unrelated to her). Even when Paul comes back in season 7, her character is hardly referred to and she makes little-if any attempt in her narration to remind us that Paul is her husband.
* {{Blackmail}}: Which sadly leads to her death.
* DarkAndTroubledPast / MysteriousPast
* DeadToBeginWith
* DrivenToSuicide: Which sets off the entire storyline of the seminal first season, and part of the second.
* MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning
* {{Narrator}}
* NearDeathClairvoyance
* PosthumousCharacter
* VillainyDiscretionShot: Apparently both the writers and the other characters have forgotten Mary Alice [[spoiler: killed her adopted son's birth mother.]]

!!'''Edie Britt (Nicollette Sheridan)'''
* AscendedExtra: After the first season, she was given a much more prominent role and was even featured in promo material with the four main housewives.
* DeadpanSnarker
--> "Well, someone's gotta say it - Susan, what the hell have you been smoking?"
* FemmeFatale
* GrumpyBear
* HiddenDepths
* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: Knows how to use them to get her own way.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: In season five.]]
* TheLadette: She drinks beer, hates all that lovey dovey stuff and just wants some no-strings sex.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: In season four Edie is ''unusually'' vicious about keeping Carlos in her hands, [[spoiler: attempting suicide, even when she was certain he'd rescue her in time]] is kind of a big leap for her.
* MsFanservice
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: [[spoiler: Sheridan's disputes with Marc Cherry lead to her leaving the show and Edie being killed off near the end of the fifth season.]]
* ReallyGetsAround
* SixthRanger

!!'''Karen [=McCluskey=] (Kathryn Joosten)'''
* CoolOldLady: After all, she's portrayed by Kathryn Joosten.
* DeadpanSnarker
-->'''Karen''': ''(to Lynette)'' No offense, but you should be sterilized.
* LonersAreFreaks: Subverted.
* WidowWoman: [[spoiler: Her husband Gilbert died while he was watching TV. She had the idea to put his body into a chest freezer in her basement to prevent his ex-wife from inheriting his pensions.]]

!!'''Katherine Mayfair (Dana Delany)'''
* TheArtifact: In season six, the writers didn't really know what to do with her after [[spoiler: Mike marries Susan]]. So she ends up going through various hysterics that were almost completely irrelevant to the rest of the season's plot, before [[spoiler: randomly finding out she's a lesbian and leaving for Paris with her new ex-stripper lover.]]
* BackForTheFinale
* TheFriendNobodyLikes
* MysteriousPast
* PutOnABus
* RememberTheNewGuy: Sorta. She moves onto Wisteria Lane in the Season 4 premiere, and it turns out she lived there some time before the show started, and was Susan's best friend. And yet, she was never mentioned in the three years prior to Season 4, not in Mary Alice's narration or by Susan. Justified in that she apparently moved away before the rest of the housewives even arrived, so there wouldn't be any need for Susan to mention her.
* [[spoiler: SympatheticMurderer: She is force to kill her first husband Wayne due to his being a DirtyCop with [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections friends]] who will either get him off or make sure he gets very little jail so he can return to kill her.]]
* VillainyDiscretionShot: Was gratuitously cruel to her dying aunt and treated her daughter poorly before her secret was revealed and she joined the core group.
* {{Yandere}}: In season 6, towards Mike.
** She's practically a poster child. She got increasingly insane in the first half of the season, but then regained sanity later. [[spoiler: Turned out she's much more sane in a lesbian relationship.]]

!!'''Betty Applewhite (Alfre Woodard)'''
* DarkSecret: [[spoiler: She keeps her mentally challenged son Caleb in the basement since he's suspected of killing Melanie Foster in a fit or rage]].
* PutOnABus
* TokenMinority

!!'''Angie Bolen aka Angela [=DeLuca=] (Drea De Matteo)'''
* ItaliansTalkWithHands: She gesticulates more than the other housewives, though not on a caricatural level.
* MamaBear
* PutOnABus
* ScarsAreForever: She has a wide scar on her back, and she's very careful not to show it.

[[folder:The Families]]

!!'''Mike Delfino (James Denton)'''
* [[spoiler: BackForTheFinale]]
* MrFanservice: More in the early seasons.
* NiceGuy: Compared to the other husbands, at least.
* PapaWolf

!!'''Tom Scavo (Doug Savant)'''
* ButtMonkey
* FanService: His thong scene.
* [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderization]]: Both he and his wife suffered this ''a lot'' in season five, going from a couple that had their problems but could still work through them together, to a "couple" that argued every other episode over the smallest most insignificant problems (well, insignificant compared to a tornado, a psychopathic child from a previous relationship, and cancer).
* HenpeckedHusband
* PapaWolf
* PromotedToOpeningCredits: In season 2.

!!'''Carlos Solis (Ricardo Antonio Chavira)'''
* TheAtoner: In season 2.
* ButtMonkey
* DeadpanSnarker: What else would you expect by ''Gabrielle'''s husband?
* DomesticAbuser: At one point, he tampers with his wife's birth control pills in order to get her pregnant, despite her clearly expressing her aversion at the idea of becoming a mother. It works and Gabrielle becomes pregnant, but she is understandably furious at this betrayal and breach of trust. This is something that real-life abusers do, in order to either keep their partners by their side or simply because they do not have any respect for their wishes.
* FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome: [[spoiler: It turns out when the doctor said he was permanently blind, what he really meant was only for half of a season.]]
* [[MistakenForRacist Mistaken For Homophobic]]: Beats up two separate men he suspects Gabrielle is cheating on him with. Both of these guys happened to be gay.
* [[OverprotectiveDad Overprotective Uncle]]: To Ana.
* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry
-->'''Gabrielle''': Go on, go all cholo on his ass!

!!'''Orson Hodge (Kyle [=MacLachlan=])'''
* AffablyEvil: The "evil" part is subverted once it turns out that [[spoiler: he didn't kill his wife]]. However, in season 8 he's clearly this.
* ButtMonkey: His mother made him think [[spoiler: he had led his father to suicide]], he was institutionalized after falling into depression, he got his mistress [[spoiler: killed by his mother]] and managed to save his wife from a similar death at the last moment. Not to mention that his [[{{Yandere}} first ex-wife]] ''drugged'' and ''raped'' him. Once things seemed to be settled, he went into prison and lost his job as a dentist, his wife cheated on him and he ended up [[spoiler: paralyzed]] in a plane crash.
* TheChessmaster: In season 8.
* DeathSeeker: Briefly during season 6.
* GentlemanSnarker
* HenpeckedHusband: During season 5.
* KeepingSecretsSucks
* MommyIssues
* NeatFreak
* PrisonRape: Referenced to, and (luckily) subverted.
* PromotedToOpeningCredits: From season 3 to 6.
* StepfordSmiler: Second only to Bree.
* SympatheticAdulterer: When he was married to Alma.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never know what happened to him after he [[spoiler: mailed the evidences against Bree to the police.]]
* UnwantedSpouse: Although initially a perfect husband for Bree, he becomes this towards the end.

!!'''Rex Van de Kamp (Steven Culp)'''
* BackForTheFinale
* DeadpanSnarker
* GuestHost: After his death, he gets to narrate one episode, which focuses on the men in the series.
* HenpeckedHusband: Has shades of this. When Mary Alice first meets the Van de Kamps, Rex appears tired and resigned to his fate.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: He's the victim in this case.
* YourCheatingHeart: Cheats on Bree with [[spoiler: Maisy Gibbons]], because he was too reluctant to ask his wife to fulfill his sexual desires.

!!'''Paul Young (Mark Moses)'''
* CreepyMonotone
* KeepingSecretsSucks
* MysteriousPast
* PapaWolf

!!'''Karl Mayer (Richard Burgi)'''
* AmoralAttorney
* BackForTheFinale
* HandsomeLech
* [[spoiler: DeathOfTheHypotenuse]]
* [[spoiler: DroppedABridgeOnHim]]
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: More in the first seasons.
* PapaWolf: He can definitely be protective of his daughter Julie.
* ReallyGetsAround

!!'''Andrew Van De Kamp (Shawn Pyform)'''
* [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling The Old Lady Out]]: Blames the majority of his problems on his mother.
* ComingOutStory
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Gayngst}}: Initially, though by the beginning of season 3 he seemed to become much more well adjusted.
* {{Jerkass}}: With varying levels. In the first season he seemed to be just a teenager with attitude problems, until he ran over Carlos' mother while drunk-driving, and his only reaction was [[TookALevelInJerkass "She's already lived enough, I'm young and might go to jail for this, and that'll ruin my life"]]. It went downhill from there until Season 3, where, after spending a long time living in the streets, he mellowed down quite a bit.
* StraightGay
* WellDoneSonGuy: During season 6, when it seemed Bree was replacing Andrew with the son she always wanted.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: During season 8, he comes back to his mother's house... And then nothing. He completly disappears from the radar, and isn't even present during the season finale. Please note that he should be living with his mother at this point, in her house, while she's [[spoiler:put on trial]]. But he doesn't show up at all, not even for [[spoiler:the trial]]. It seems that the scenarists completly forgot his existence.

!!'''Danielle Van De Kamp (Joy Lauren)'''
* BrainlessBeauty: As summed up by her own mother:
-->'''Bree:''' When I was young, my stepmother told me that I was very lucky. I possessed beauty, wit, cunning, and insight. These were weapons all women needed to survive in the world.
-->'''Danielle:''' So?
-->'''Bree:''' So take good care of your looks, Danielle. You donít have any other weapons at your disposal.
** Also:
-->'''Danielle:''' Benjamin's already reading at a third grade level.
-->'''Bree:''' So what are you going to do next year when he overtakes you?
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: And how.
* EmbarrassingNickname: She is known as [[ReallyGetsAround Little Miss Van de Tramp]]. Apparently, she made it up herself, but only because it was nicer than the other things they were calling her.
* HotForTeacher: For two episodes in season three, done out of spite more than anything else.
* {{Jerkass}}: Blackmailed Julie's boyfriend into continuing to sleep with her.
** And if she hadn't, she wouldn't have gotten pregnant. (Assuming she wasn't already pregnant at the time, that is).
* PopularIsDumb
* SpoiledBrat
--> "I don't care as long as I have my own bathroom..."
* TeenPregnancy: Seasons three and four.

!!'''Julie Mayer (Andrea Bowen)'''
* LittleMissSnarker
* OddFriendship: Inexplicably was friends with the vapid, skanky, selfish Danielle.
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]: On several occasions.

!!'''Zach Young (Cody Kasch))'''
* CallingTheOldManOut: Frequently comes to blows with his father, Paul.
* GagPenis: According to Carlos.
* HollywoodNerd
* MysteriousPast
* StalkerWithACrush: On Julie and, on a lesser note, on Gabrielle.

!!'''Adam Mayfair (Creator/NathanFillion)'''
* NiceGuy
* PutOnABus: At the end of season 4.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: When confronted with his wife Katherine.

!!'''Ana Solis (Maiara Walsh)'''
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Well, bratty teenage ''niece'', anyway.
* MsFanservice
* PutOnABus: At the end of season 6.
* ShooOutTheNewGuy

!!'''Noah Taylor (Bob Gunton)'''
* GrumpyOldMan

[[folder:Other Characters]]

!!'''Martha Huber (Christine Estabrook)'''
* AssholeVictim
* BackForTheFinale
* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord: To Susan and [[spoiler: Mary Alice, driving her to suicide]].
* [[GossipyHens Gossipy Hen]]
* NosyNeighbor: A classic example.

!!'''Felicia Tillman (Harriet Sansom Harris)'''
* TheChessmaster
* LonersAreFreaks
* [[TheManBehindTheMan The Woman Behind The Woman]]: Turns out she's Beth's [[spoiler: mother]].
* ManipulativeBitch

!!'''Gloria Hodge (Dixie Carter)'''
* [[spoiler: AndIMustScream: After she suffers a brain stroke.]]
* AxCrazy: When Orson foils her plan to kill Bree, she abandons her scheme and simply tries to kill him too.
* BestFriendsInLaw: With Alma. Subverted when Gloria locks Alma in the attic, not caring about the fact that the latter could be pregnant.
* BigBad: Of season 3.
* BitchInSheepsClothing
* BlackWidow: [[spoiler: She murderer her husband and blamed Orson for it.]]
* TheChessmaster
* EvilCripple: A lesser example, since she has to walk with a cane after [[spoiler: injuring her hip while burying Monique's corpse.]]
* EvilWearsBlack: Combined with BrightIsNotGood, as she often wears a black dress with a bright-colored sweater on her shoulders.
* FauxAffablyEvil: She feigns weakness and kindness to cover her psychotic nature.
* TheFundamentalist: She killed Monique and attempted to kill Bree because she thought Orson was still married to Alma before God's eyes.
* HolierThanThou
* {{Hypocrite}}: For being so stern about other people's sins, she doesn't mind indulging in alcohol.
* KnightTemplar
* LackOfEmpathy: She views other people as mere tools.
* ManipulativeBitch
* MyBelovedSmother: The "beloved" part fades away ''very'' quickly.
* ObnoxiousInLaws: Easily the pinnacle in the series. Unless you're Alma, of course.
* TheSociopath: Manipulative, callous and completely self-serving. Even her strong faith is just a way to rationalize her desire to control other people.

!!'''Bob Hunter and Lee [=McDermott=] (Tuc Watkins and Kevin Rahm)'''
* FauxYay: Lee pretends to be straight in one episode in Gabrielle's scheme to catch her housemate in the act of soliciting sex.
* OnlySaneMan: There are exactly two men in this show that are sane and normal and without any drama in their lives. They are married to each other.
* PetHomosexual: Much to their frustration, the housewives always invite them over when they need some gay friends.
* StraightGay: Bob is a tad more masculine than Lee, but they both act like your average middle aged man.

!!'''Maisy Gibbons (Sharon Lawrence)'''
* AlphaBitch: Amongst the mothers at Barcliffe School.
* BitchInSheepsClothing
* BreakTheHaughty
* HighClassCallGirl: Rex is her client.
* RichBitch

!!'''Alma Hodge (Valerie Mahaffey)'''
* TheDitz
* TheDragon: To Gloria.
* FakingTheDead: To lure Orson in a trap so that she could rape him.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler: She falls from the roof and dies while trying to warn Danielle.]]
* ManipulativeBitch: She tricked Orson into marrying her by getting pregnant. Of course, she's overshadowed by Gloria.
* NeverFoundTheBody: Because Orson didn't murder her.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: It's not clear how much she pretends to be an airhead and how much she actually is.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: When she realizes that Orson won't ever love her, she gives up the plan, but Gloria doesn't. So she tries to escape and warn Bree (the only decent act she ever does on-screen), [[spoiler: but accidentally dies in the process.]]
* SmugSnake: She thinks to be really smart, but she's just Gloria's pawn.
* {{Yandere}}

!!'''Robin Gallagher (Creator/JulieBenz)'''
* ClosetKey: For [[spoiler: Katherine]]
* LipstickLesbian
* [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold Stripper With A Heart Of Gold]]
* MsFanservice

!!'''Nora Huntington (Kiersten Warren)'''
* MsFanservice
* DeadpanSnarker
-->'''Lynette:''' I hear his family has money.
-->'''Nora:''' Well maybe they could all chip in and buy his some deodorant.

!!'''Eddie Orlofsky (Josh Zuckerman)'''
* AlcoholicParent: His mother.
* [[spoiler: AxCrazy]]
* BerserkButton: ''Don't laugh at him.'' (Though oddly enough, he did try stand up comedy earlier in the season. Fortunately he CannotTellAJoke.) Also, don't be mean to [[ParentalSubstitute Lynette]] in front of him.
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* [[spoiler: CryForTheDevil: The entire "Epiphany" episode.]]
* DeliveryGuy: Bonus points for [[spoiler: the "Fairview Strangler" having to save the baby from being strangled by her umbilical cord!]]
* [[spoiler: FreudianExcuse]]
* IJustWantToBeLoved
* [[spoiler: InsaneEqualsViolent]]
* MommyIssues
* [[spoiler: SerialKiller]]
* [[spoiler: SympatheticMurderer: Also considering that two of his four victims (his mother and Irina) were complete [[AssholeVictim assholes]]]].
* [[spoiler: TragicVillain]]
* [[spoiler: WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds]]

!!'''John Rowland (Jesse Metcalfe)'''

* AmbiguouslyBrown
* DawsonCasting: Metcalfe was 25 when he began playing the 17-year-old Rowland. Averted in later seasons when [[TimeSkip time skipped]] forward allowing John's age to catch up more with Metcalfe's real age.
* DoggedNiceGuy: He fell in love with Gabrielle, but she was mostly using him just for sex when Carlos was either not paying her enough attention or she was mad with him.
* HotMenAtWork: Was the Solis' gardener and often [[WalkingShirtlessScene did it shirtless]].
* JailBait: Gabrielle was threatened by John's Mother with legal action once their affair was exposed.
* LikesOlderWomen: It was said that high-school girls his age bored him. In addition to Gabrielle, he also had a brief fling with an even older woman on the street named Joan.
* LovableJock: He wasn't shown in his high-school setting much, but was shown to be a popular soccer player.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Partly causes [[spoiler:Carlos' send to prison]] hoping to get him out of the way and begin a real relationship with Gabrielle. She wasn't impressed, and this led to her patching things up with Carlos.
* PrettyBoy: Probably what allowed Metcalfe to get away (just) with playing a 17 year old.
* RagsToRiches: Between seasons 2 and 3 he goes from being a neighborhood gardener to starting a successful gardening business.
* [[spoiler:RomanticRunnerUp]]
* SexGod: Gabrielle was surprised when John revealed to her that she was his first, and later bragged about his prowess to Carlos.
* WhosYourDaddy: It was not known who was the father [[spoiler: of Gabrielle's later miscarried first child out of himself and Carlos]].
* YourCheatingHeart: In season 3, he was engaged to (and later married) a hotel heiress when he [[spoiler:slept with Gabrielle again.]]