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Character Sheet for the ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' {{Verse}}.

Separate character pages:
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* [[Characters/GreysAnatomyFormerMainCharacters Former Main Characters]]. [[note]]Derek Shepherd, Cristina Yang, Izzie Stevens, George O'Malley, Preston Burke, '''Addison Montgomery''', Callie Torres, Mark Sloan, Lexie Grey, Erica Hahn, Teddy Altman, Shane Ross, Stephanie Edwards, Leah Murphy, Nathan Riggs[[/note]]
* [[Characters/GreysAnatomySeasideHealthAndWellness Seaside Health and Wellness (Private Practice) Characters]]. [[note]]Naomi Bennett, Sam Bennett, Violet Turner, Charlotte King, Cooper Freedman, Sheldon Wallace, Jake Reilly, Dell Parker, Pete Wilder[[/note]]
* [[Characters/GreysAnatomySFDStation19 Seattle Fire Department Station 19 Characters]].[[note]]Andy Herrera, Ben Warren, Jack Gibson, Vic Hughes, Ryan Tanner, Travis Montgomery, Dean Miller, Maya Bishop, Pruitt Herrera[[/note]]
* [[Characters/GreysAnatomySupportingCharacters Supporting Characters]]. [[note]]Olivia Harper, Raj Sen, Joe, Denny Duquette, Finn Dandridge, Ava/Rebecca, Steve Mostow, Sadie Harris, Gary Clark, Charles Percy, Reed Adamson, Lucy Fields, Heather Brooks, Matthew Taylor, Nicole Herman, Isaac Cross, Penny Blake, Eliza Minnick[[/note]]
[[/index]]

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!!Grey Sloan Attendings

[[folder:Meredith Grey]]
!!'''Dr. Meredith Grey (Portrayed by Creator/EllenPompeo)'''
!!!Appears in ''Grey's Anatomy'' (S1-present); ''The Video Game''; ''Station 19'' (S1)
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->''"I'm a doctor. Dr. Grey. I'm a surgeon, just like my husband was. I know how this works. You've waited the requisite number of hours, and now you can officially declare him dead. Normally, you'd talk to me about organ donation. But by the looks of his chart, there's not much left that works to donate. So, the ICU needs a bed. Those must be the papers... the papers you want me to sign to decide what to do with my husband... Now that he's dead, but not really dead. [...] Does that about cover it, doctor? Is that what you want to talk to me about... while I sit here with my sleeping children? You want to talk about killing my husband? Give me the papers."''

Meredith Grey is the {{Narrator}} for the series, giving a voice-over dialogue for every episode (with very few exceptions). Daughter of a world-famous surgeon, she has been dogged by allegations of nepotism--especially after she also found out that she was sleeping with her boss, also-world-class neurosurgeon Derek Shepherd. The show follows her adventures as she attempts to navigate the world of internship (and eventually residency) at Seattle-Grace Hospital. As the star of a medical drama, Meredith deals with a lot of crap.

* AbusiveParents:
** Ellis Grey was extremely negligent and incredibly harsh to Meredith. As Alzheimer's sets in, we get scenes of her yelling about how little she respects her daughter.
** Her father, Thatcher, flat-out abandoned them both in Meredith's childhood and again in adulthood.
* [[AloofBigBrother Aloof Big Sister]]: Is this to Lexie at first, but thaws the ice as the two grow closer.
* BrokenBird: Whooo boy! One has to wonder if Shonda Rimes has an enemy out there named Meredith Grey for all of the crappy things that happen to Meredith starting from ''before'' the show even starts, never mind what comes after.
* CharacterDevelopment: In the fourth season, she starts talking therapy and begins to actually acknowledge and address her problems.
* CharacterTitle: The show is called ''Grey's Anatomy'' for a reason.
* CoolBigSis: Eventually evolves into this for Lexie.
* DisappearedDad: Her dad abandoned Meredith and her mother when she was a child.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* DrowningMySorrows: Meredith and tequila.
%%* GrumpyBear
* TheEeyore: To the point she used to call herself "[[DarkAndTroubledPast dark and twisted]]". Eventually with CharacterDevelopment (and a little help from therapy) she grows out of it a good deal.
* HappilyMarried: To Derek. [[spoiler:Initially anyway]].
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Cristina. So much that Meredith mentioned that she was the third wheel of her mariage, [[spoiler:which is incidentally falling apart now that she left]]. She even wonders if she is the love of her life, but makes it clear she is not attracted to her at all in a sexual way.
%%* HospitalHottie
* InSeriesNickname: [[spoiler:Following her plane crash, she became a frightening attending, described as a monster of mythic proportions, awarding her the nickname of ''Medusa''.]]
* LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Before settling down with Derek.
* LoveTriangle: With Derek and a variety of other men, such as Finn. Also with Derek and Addison.
* MissingMom: Loses her biological mother in 3x17, though this allows her to bond with her father's new wife Susan. Then ''she'' dies six episodes later.
* MoralityPet:
** For Richard, who sees her as a daughter due to her being the child of the woman he loved as well as having seen her growing up from afar.
** Also for Alex. Though they were at odds with each other at first, Meredith eventually became one of the few people Alex would open up and talk to aside from Izzie (who was his LoveInterest and who he had a SlapSlapKiss relationship for the most part anyway). Indeed when he [[KickTheMoralityPet tells on Meredith on season eight]], Cristina calls him on it by saying that he has just hurt the one person who ever cared about him.
%%* {{Narrator}}
* ReallyGetsAround: Before her relationship with Derek stabilized, she was in the habit of getting drunk and picking up random men for one night stands.
* TenMinuteRetirement: [[spoiler: Along with the other plane crash survivors to protest the sale to Pegasus.]]
* TraumaCongaLine: She's the star of a MedicalDrama. What do you expect?
** To elaborate: [[spoiler: she has a DisappearedDad, a famous surgeon mother who was very cold towards her and believed her to be average. Then, when she joins Seattle Grace as a surgeon, she has to deal with even more hardships which stretch the lines of a medical soap opera. This includes stopping a bomb with her finger during surgery, witnessing her husband get shot, being held at gunpoint, miscarrying, losing her husband in a car crash, being assaulted by a patient. At one point, she ''died'' (though [[OnlyMostlyDead got better]])]].
* [[WellDoneSonGuy "Well Done, Daughter" Gal]]: Toward her mother. Her father too, to a lesser extent.
* [[YouAllMeetInAnInn You All Meet in a Bar]]: How she met Derek.
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[[folder: Alex Karev]]
!!'''Dr. Alex Karev (Portrayed by Justin Chambers)'''
!!!Appears in ''Grey's Anatomy'' (S1-present); ''Private Practice'' (S2); ''The Video Game''; ''B-Team''
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->''"Surgeons are all messed up. We're butchers, messed-up knife-happy butchers. We cut people up, we move on. Patients die on our watch, we move on. We cause trauma, we suffer trauma. We don't have time to worry about all the blood and death and crap it really makes us feel. Doesn't matter how tough we are, trauma always leaves a scar. It follows us home, it changes our lives, trauma messes everybody up, but maybe that's the point. All the pain and the fear and the crap. Maybe going through all of that is what keeps us moving forward. It's what pushes us. Maybe we have to get a little messed up, before we can step up."''

A late addition to the pilot (Chambers had to be stitched in during re-shoots), Alex personifies TroubledButCute and benefits from the AllGirlsWantBadBoys trope. When not sleeping his way through the interns, he's also a pediatrics specialist, suggesting that his ManChild tendencies are good for something.

* AdvertisedExtra: In season 1, anyway. There was a recurring nurse that had more screentime than him at the time. After season 1, this became a non-issue.
* CharacterDevelopment: Went from a {{Jerkass}} intern at the hospital to much more well-mannered man who displayed more empathy towards his co-workers and patients. He even became Meredith's person after Cristina's departure, and these guys didn't exactly see eye-to-eye in earlier seasons.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Narrated a Season 9 episode instead of Meredith.
* DisappearedDad: druggy, alcoholic, abusive. Played by Creator/JamesRemar.
* DrJerk: He is rather cold, callous and brusque.
* FreudianExcuse: Had a shitty childhood, with an [[AbusiveParents abusive father]], causing him to be put in foster care in his teens. Then he dates a patient who later goes crazy. Just when things start to be looking up for him after getting together with Izzie, she gets cancer, leading to their marriage. Then Izzie [[spoiler:gets fired]], she leaves him, then gets shot and almost dies in an elevator giving him PTSD. Then his brother has a mental break due to his schizophrenia, trying to kill his sister, causing him to be put in a mental institution. Now he has survivor's guilt after [[spoiler: the plane crash, which he was supposed to be on.]] No wonder he sleeps with interns.
%%* HasAType
* HospitalHottie
%%* IJustWantToHaveFriends
* {{Jerkass}}: Initially, Alex started out as a character whom most fans would attest was unlikeable. By season 13, he was considered one of the best characters on the show.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Eventually.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: At his worst.
%%* LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces
* LoveTriangle: Between Izzie and Lexie, but then [[spoiler:Izzie left him and Lexie died]]. He's currently dating [[spoiler:Jo.]]
* ManChild
* PromotionToParent: Took care of his younger brother and sister because of their parents' mental problems/drug addictions.
* ReallyGetsAround: Tends to sleep with interns a lot.
* RelationshipUpgrade: In Season 11, Alex discovers he is now Meredith's "person" due to Christina's departure. He attempts to help Meredith with Margaret Pierce [[spoiler: claiming to be her half-sister]].
* TroubledButCute: He has a lot of issues but he is still attractive.
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[[folder:Miranda Bailey]]
!!'''Dr. Miranda Bailey (Portrayed by Chandra Wilson)'''
!!!Appears in ''Grey's Anatomy'' (S1-present); ''Private Practice'' (S2-3); ''The Video Game''; ''B-Team''; ''Station 19'' (S1)
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Originally nicknamed "the Nazi" for her no-nonsense attitude, Bailey was gradually revealed to be NotSoAboveItAll. One of the few characters that every other character likes. Has a son, Tuck, by her husband Tucker.

* BlackAndNerdy: If we're to believe the descriptions of her as a teenager: she was part of the school band, was smart enough to tutor other students and has some knowledge of science fiction which she retains to this day.
* BrutalHonesty:
** To the point people ''expect'' her to lay TheReasonYouSuckSpeech lectures every time they do something wrong.
** When Burke asks her in episode two what she really thinks of his character, Bailey says she isn't supposed to, since he is her superior. He tells her she can be completely honest for the next 30 seconds. She proceeds to totally tear him down, and when he tries to interrupt, she says she still has a few seconds left.
* DeadpanSnarker: Nearly from her first appearance.
--> "I have five rules. Memorize them. Rule number one, don't bother sucking up. I already hate you, that's not gonna change."
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: After she accidentally gives several patients a staph infection, leading to their deaths. It's discovered that the gloves mandated by the {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s at Pegasus Holdings were defective, but Bailey still takes it hard. ''Very'' hard.]]
** [[spoiler:TheseHandsHaveKilled]]
%%* HospitalHottie
* InSeriesNickname: In fact, she earned two nicknames.
** She was once called "The Nazi", because she was the most severe doctor at the hospital. She didn't mind being called that, since she likes names that inspire terror. However, after her surgery on a racial supremacist (who had the Nazi swastika tattooed on his torso), she made it pretty clear that no one was allowed to call her that anymore.
** Beginning season 9, she has a new nickname, radically different from her ancient one: [[spoiler:B.C.B, which stands for ''Booty Call Bailey''. She is ''not'' amused when she discovers it.]]
* MamaBear: Toward her son, Tuck, along with her former interns.
* MarriedToTheJob: Almost literally, after her divorce from her husband.
* NotSoAboveItAll: In earlier seasons she was usually portrayed as the OnlySaneMan in a hospital full of relationship drama. Eventually Bailey got enough storylines that show that she can be just as quirky as any of the other characters.
* OneOfUs:
** In-universe: After a teenager gets himself encased in concrete, she bucks him up by referencing [[Franchise/StarWars Han Solo]]'s adventures in carbonite.
** In season 9 when she and Webber are accompanying the survivors of the plane crash on their flight back to Seattle she tells Dr. Webber she keeps thinking they're [[Series/{{Lost}} going to crash on a tropical island and be attacked by a polar bear]].
* ParentalFavoritism: Played with. The interns are not actually her children, but she refers to them as such several times in later seasons, claiming to have raised them, and in season nine she admits to Grey she had a favorite among them: [[spoiler: George O'Malley]].
* PlatonicLifePartners: Miranda will drop everything to help Richard (including operating in emergency on Adele, Richard's wife, on her wedding day), and Richard is very protective of her. Their relation is so strong that Adele actually wondered if Richard didn't cheat on her with Miranda. Also, in season 9, [[spoiler:Miranda takes it very hard when she believes Richard turned his back on her, something which pushed her even deeper into her massive HeroicBSOD]].
* RunawayBride: [[spoiler:Was engaged to marry Ben. Didn't at first, because Adele came into the hospital, but eventually did.]]
* SassyBlackWoman: Has her moments.
* SecondLove: [[spoiler:With Dr. Ben Warren]].
* TeamMom: To the interns, who she several times refers to as her "babies" or "children" ([[DeadpanSnarker no, not always in a good way]]) and to an extent to the whole known hospital staff. If they have a problem or need some advice, they usually go to her, even knowing they might get lectured.
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[[folder:Richard Webber]]
!!'''Dr. Richard Webber (Portrayed by James Pickens Jr.)'''
!!!Appears in ''Grey's Anatomy'' (S1-present); ''Private Practice'' (S1-2); ''The Video Game''; ''B-Team''
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->''"Each of you comes here today a hopeful. Wanting in on the game. A month ago you were in med school being taught by doctors. Today, you are the doctors. The seven years you spend here as a surgical resident will be the best and worst of your life. You will be pushed to the breaking point. Look around you. Say hello to your competition. Eight of you will switch to an easier specialty. Five of you will crack under the pressure and two of your will be asked to leave. This is your starting line. This is your arena. How well you play? That's up to you."''

The Chief of Surgery at Seattle Grace, Dr. Webber is just as no-nonsense, and just as secretly-a-TeamDad, as Bailey is. A well-respected surgeon who has spent most of his career in Seattle, he also carried on a long-term affair with Meredith's mother Ellis, while his own wife Adele looked the other way. He is also the closest thing to a father figure Meredith has.

* TheAlcoholic: Recovering but fell off the wagon in season six, he gets better.
* BadassTeacher: God help you if you ever threaten his hospital and his students.
* CoolTeacher: Was one to Miranda during her internship, and the two of them developed a strong relationship based on mutual respect and actual friendship.
* DaChief: Stepped down in season six [[spoiler:after falling off the wagon,]] and in season eight [[spoiler:to take the fall for Meredith after she tampers with Derek's clinical trial]].
* HenpeckedHusband: There's very few people he's more straight up obedient towards than Adele.
* LongLostRelative: [[spoiler: his daughter Maggie, the result of his affair with Ellis Grey]].
* LoveTriangle: Between Adele and Ellis. Notable for being part of his {{Backstory}} and for having gone on for a ''very'' long time.
* MarriedToTheJob: So much that it was one of the reasons he neglected his wife.
%%* MentorArchetype
* MissingMom: We learn in season 13 that his mother died of pancreatic cancer when he was 10.
* MoralityPet: Meredith. As Derek notes, Richard is the picture of professionalism in all things regarding the hospital, ''except'' for when something concerns Meredith Grey.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Despite being the TeamDad as well as DaChief, and being one of the characters who most gives the "life lectures" ''Grey's'' is so well-known for, Richard has several moments of this.
** He has quite the competitive side, and has entered several silly skill disputes, such as with Cristina in an early season.
** There is one instance where he helps Alex to pull off pranks on a male nurse who Alex really dislikes. He became quite more relaxed ever since he forwent his job as Chief of Surgery.
-->'''Richard''' (to Alex, after catching him in the act of pulling pranks): You need to step up your game.
%%* OlderAndWiser
* ParentalSubstitute:
** To Meredith. Having an affair with her mother and contributing to her broken childhood by means of BystanderSyndrome is a source of deep guilt to him, and he has a strong fatherly and protective instinct towards her. It takes Meredith a while to fully accept it.
** To Jackson in later seasons, after marrying his mother Catherine. Interestingly, ''both'' Meredith and Jackson have desconstructed Richard's role as this in different occasions by reminding him that he is not their father, and Richard admitted as much, but reconstructed as their relationships still stand as this anyway.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Miranda will drop everything to help Richard (including operating in emergency on Adele, Richard's wife, on her wedding day), and Richard is very protective of her. Their relation is so strong that Adele actually wondered if Richard didn't cheat on her with Miranda. Also, in season 9, [[spoiler:Miranda takes it very hard when she believes Richard turned his back on her, something which pushed her even deeper in her massive HeroicBSOD]].
%%* TeamDad
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[[folder:Arizona Robbins]]
!!'''Dr. Arizona Robbins (Portrayed by Creator/JessicaCapshaw)'''
!!! Appears in ''Grey's Anatomy'' (S5-present)
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[[caption-width-right:232:"Don't let the roller skates fool you. Peds is nothing but hardcore."]]
->''"This is not general surgery in miniature. These are the tiny humans. These are children. They believe in magic. They play pretend. There is fairy dust in their IV bags. They hope, and they cross their fingers, and they make wishes, and that makes them more resilient than adults. They recover faster, survive worse. They believe."''

An attending physician in pediatrics, Arizona was raised in a military family and was named after a battleship. She is TheSpock to Callie's [[TheMcCoy McCoy]], despite being typically more upbeat and childlike in comparison, and the two have formed a stable marriage together.

* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler:The plane crash results with her having her left leg amputated above the knee.]]
* CigaretteOfAnxiety: Arizona smokes when she is nervous, a habit that she hates.
* ComfortFood: When her brother died, she ate a lot of donuts to feel better.
* DisabledSnarker: [[spoiler: During recovery after the plane crash, Arizona snarks at Callie out of resentment that she allowed Arizona's leg amputation.]]
* ExiledToTheCouch: She sleeps on the couch until Callie is ready to forgive her [[spoiler: for cheating with Lauren.]]
* FatalFlaw: Spends an episode trying to figure out hers, due to Mark saying she should know what it is before trying to get Callie back after leaving her to go to Africa and then coming back. At the end of the episode he tells her that her flaw is that [[spoiler: she bails when things get hard, which makes her unreliable]].
* GenkiGirl: Especially during work, where she has to play the part to sick children. Though she's quite energetic out of the hospital too.
* HappilyMarried: To Callie [[spoiler:until they separated]].
* HasAType: So far her two significant relationships have been with Callie and Eliza, both are vaguely ethnic (AmbiguouslyBrown and foreign language speaking) orthopedic surgeons.
* HasTwoMommies: She has a daughter, Sofia, with Callie.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Following her amputation, she just lies on her bed, doesn't seem to leave her apartment, which she still shares with Callie, and doesn't take care of her daughter. She harbors a lot of resentment towards Callie too, and not even the death of Mark seems to move her.]]
%%* HospitalHottie
* LipstickLesbian: Arizona is rather feminine in appearance and personality, and she is attracted to women.
* MilitaryBrat: Her father is a colonel, and her brother died in war. She was even named after a battle ship.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: For Nick, an old friend, who refers to her by many nicknames -- all of which are cities in UsefulNotes/{{Arizona}}. This leads to her "My name is not Flagstaff" speech [[spoiler:which is really about dealing with loss]].
* PromotionToOpeningTitles: In season six.
* ReallyGetsAround : Before getting married to Callie, slept with a lot of nurses of the hospital [[spoiler:and after her break-up with Callie, with the help of wingman Richard Webber]].
* TheMentor: To Alex, when he starts to specialize in pediatrics. When [[spoiler:Callie suffers a car accident and has a high-risk operation with Arizona watching from the gallery]], Alex leaves said surgery to go to Arizona's side.
%%* TheSpock
* TenMinuteRetirement: [[spoiler: Along with the other plane crash survivors to protest the sale to Pegasus.]]
* TokenMinority: Not for ''Grey's'' itself, which actually has a more racially diverse cast that RealLife Seattle, but for the television industry as a whole: when Robbins was PromotedToOpeningTitles, she became the ''only'' lesbian starring character on primetime television.
** She's now a TwoferTokenMinority [[spoiler:because she is a lesbian and physically disabled.]]
* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler: On Callie with Dr. Lauren Boswell at the end of Season 9. The marriage ain't so stable now.]]
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[[folder:Owen Hunt]]
!!'''Maj. Dr. Owen Hunt (Portrayed by Creator/KevinMcKidd)'''
!!! Appears in ''Grey's Anatomy'' (S5-present); ''B-Team''
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[[caption-width-right:265:"I learned in the Army that a leader is only as good as the people around him."]]
->''"I am the chief of surgery and this is an order. Stab Dr. Robbins in the foot right now!"''

A former CombatMedic who toured in Iraq, Hunt serves as Seattle Grace's foremost trauma surgeon. He has an aggressive, sometimes-unorthodox training style and a lot of confidence, which endeared him to Cristina. However, he wants children and she doesn't, which has proved to be a source of friction in the past.

* TheAtoner: For the plane crash, with a dose of trying to avert the BystanderSyndrome, after discovering that he signed off on changing the charter company contract without bothering to check the new company's safety records.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Cristina and Owen did not talk about the abortion ever since it happened, leading to suppressed emotions and Owen breaks in mid Season 8.
* DaChief: Starting in the third episode of season eight.
* DeclarationOfProtection: [[spoiler: Owen tells the shooter that if he touches Cristina, he will kill him. There are also other events where Owen saves and protects Cristina from harm.]]
* HappilyMarried: ZigzaggedTrope. He and Cristina get married, but it only works out so well because he wants BabiesEverAfter and she doesn't.
** AmicablyDivorced: Then they go for this, and are arguably closer as exes than as spouses.
* TheMcCoy: To Cristina's [[TheSpock Spock]].
%%* ThePerfectionist
* PromotionToOpeningTitles: In season five, episode six.
* SoleSurvivor: After his first appearance, he returned to Iraq, where his entire unit was slain.
** ShellShockedVeteran: Suffered from PTSD upon his return. This was his major arc throughout season five.
* StarCrossedLovers: Cristina and Owen love each other but have faced countless obstacles in their relationship and break up every season (But eventually they get back together. This remains to be seen in Season 10)
* TenMinuteRetirement: [[spoiler:In Season Nine, in protest of the other characters' ten-minute retirements. His is even shorter than theirs, lasting less than an episode.]]
* TraumaButton: [[spoiler: Wakes up strangling Cristina. His therapist later informs him it was likely because of her ceiling fan - the blades symbolic of the propellers on a helicopter.]]
* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler:Sleeps with a patient's friend while angry with Cristina over her abortion.]]
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[[folder:Jackson Avery]]
!!'''Dr. Jackson Avery (Portrayed by Jesse Williams)'''
!!!Appears in ''Grey's Anatomy'' (S6-present)
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->'''Catherine:''' Nepotism is for the weak.
->'''Jackson:''' That's what my birthday card always said.

One of four new residents introduced in Season Six after Seattle Grace merges with the nearby Mercy-West hospital, Jackson was originally viewed by the main characters as interference and competition. Time and familiarity have made him more accepted, however, and he is currently a plastic-surgery fellow. Though his grandfather is the famous Harper Avery (of the Harper Avery Foundation, and the Harper Avery Award), and his mother the nearly-as-famous Catherine Avery, Jackson was never pushed much because he was "just the pretty one," and became a driven surgeon of his own accord.

* BrainlessBeauty: Subverted. He is often mentioned to be ''very'' attractive by nearly everyone who meets him and the fact that beauty might be all he has is often brought up. His own family seemed to rule his out as this trope, and he had to work hard to show he was just as smart as anyone.
* BigBrotherInstinct: To April, following her nearly losing her virginity to Alex, causing him to punch Alex in the face.
* BrokenPedestal: It's bad enough to discover his grandfather was a serial sexual deviant who fired female doctors who refused his advances. But finding out his mother helped cover it all these years to keep up the family name is worse.
* TheCharmer: Desconstructed. At point he tries to use his looks to get Teddy to let him do some surgical procedures, by batting eyelashes and flirting. She ends up confronting him by having Jackson answer a quick quiz about a heart surgery, to make sure he really isn't a BrainlessBeauty after all.
* DisappearedDad: Abandoned him after he couldn't handle the pressure of being an Avery. His mother Catherine (who presumably married into the family, since she still goes by Avery today) raised him single-handedly. [[spoiler: He later visits his father in Montana in season 13, though wants nothing to do with him]].
* MrFanservice: See WalkingShirtlessScene.
%%* HospitalHottie
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In order to get the aid of a doctor from another hospital, Jackson agrees to waive a non-disclosure agreement she had made with his grandfather, assuming it has to do with a past research project. Instead, it was to cover up the fact the doctor was one of 13 women Avery Harper sexually harassed, meaning the woman can now organize a ''massive'' lawsuit that will hurt the hospital.
* PromotionToOpeningTitles: In season seven.
* SexEqualsLove: [[spoiler:At first played straight. Subverted after April's pregnancy scare.]]
%%* TallDarkAndHandsome
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Tends to take his shirt off frequently.
* WhatBeautifulEyes: People often comment on his green eyes, usually when talking about how handsome he is.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: with April.
%%** UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo
%%*** SpeakNowOrForeverHoldYourPeace
* YouAreInCommandNow: [[spoiler:The bankruptcy plot is resolved when the Harper Avery Foundation buys out the hospital, unexpectedly resulting in Jackson becoming chairman of the board.]]
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[[folder:April Kepner]]
!!'''Dr. April Kepner (Portrayed by Sarah Drew)'''
!!!Appears in ''Grey's Anatomy'' (S6-present)
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->''"In trauma, we're concerned with one overriding question. How did this happen? What was the mechanism of injury? How do we see past the mess and confusion of trauma to figure out what the damage actually is? Infinite possibilities put the patient on the table in front of you. Now you have to figure out, will they live? Will you be able to save them or are they a lost cause?"''

Another of the newly-introduced residents, April has gone on to be a trauma surgeon. She is principled, hard-working, neurotic and--quite surprisingly for the show--a 28-year-old virgin, by choice. Rhimes created the character as a DesignatedMonkey to be disliked and fired after two episodes, but changed her mind and kept her around; this might explain the audience's divisive response to the character.

* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler: To start, getting fired, tripping over the body of her best friend and getting covered in her blood during the season 6 finale. Then in season eight, she loses her virginity to Jackson, the guilt over breaking her promise to Jesus causes her to fail her boards, causing her to get fired by Owen and all of her offers rejected.]]
* ButtMonkey: Among her peer residents, who mostly just considered her annoying or didn't take her seriously. They didn't even see her as a contender in the run for chief resident, and when she won the job, it took a ''long'' while for her to get their respect.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn:
** When she first arrives to Seattle Grace, much like the other residents from Mercy West she acted a tad rude to others and sometimes had a feel of BitchInSheepsClothing going on. [[BreakTheHaughty After she gets fired and returns]], she is a lot better and plays more the part of TheIngenue and GenkiGirl, though she slipped back into her old part a few times. Meredith even lampshaded at one point, and she apologized saying it was habit.
** In the episode which reveals April is still a virgin, she gives as main reason the fact that she waited too long, and men seem to find her annoying. She even gets close to sleeping with Alex of all people, thanks to a newfound crush. In later episodes however anything about her chastity is portrayed to be closely related to her Christianity and that she didn't have sex before because of a promise to Jesus, which makes those other episodes mentioned before quite the EarlyInstallmentWeirdness for that aspect of her character.
* {{Chaste Hero}}ine - Used to be, until she lost her virginity to Jackson.
%%* ControlFreak
* GenkiGirl: She's a ball of uptight energy.
* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: [[spoiler:Starts getting on with Jackson, repeatedly.]]
** [[spoiler:ButWeUsedACondom]]
* HappilyMarried: To Jackson, at first. But now they're not even married anymore.
%%* HospitalHottie
%%* {{Ingenue}}
* PromotionToOpeningTitles: In season seven.
* OddFriendship: Uptight, conservative April with upbeat, confirmed-lesbian Arizona.
* OnceASeason: Gets fired. Possibly a nod to her original purpose.
* OpenMouthInsertFoot: She is rather prone to saying the wrong thing at the wrong time.
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: [[spoiler: Her first child with Jackson is stricken with osteogenesis imperfecta, and dies in the womb.]]
* SecondLove: Matthew, an EMT who is also waiting for marriage.
** RunawayBride: [[spoiler: Until a love confession from Jackson prompts her to leave her husband standing at the altar while she and Jackson run away in his car, and get married fifteen hours later.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Kepner slowly but surely become more assertive as more time passes. Eventually, in season 11, she decides to join the army to treat people on the field. Nearly a year after, she is back, and by the conclusion of "''Time Stops''" there is no doubt that she is badass.
* WackyMarriageProposal: [[spoiler:Matthew arranges a {{flashmob}} to the tune of The Proclaimers' "(I Would Walk) Five Hundred Miles", which Meredith declares true proof that he and April are perfect for each other. She accepts.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Maggie Pierce]]
!!'''Dr. Maggie Pierce''' (Portrayed by Kelly [=McCreary=])
!!!Appears in ''Grey's Anatomy'' (S10-present); ''B-Team''
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->''"Okay, it's not Mississippi Burning or anything, but it is all over. It's when people assume I'm a nurse. Or when I go to get on an airplane with my first-class ticket, and they tell me that they're not boarding coach yet. It's like a low buzz in the background, and sometimes you don't even notice it, and sometimes it's loud and annoying, and sometimes it can get dangerous, and sometimes it is ridiculous, like right now."''

Current Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery, she revealed to Richard Webber shortly after starting work that Ellis Grey is her birth mom.

* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Sometimes to Meredith, especially when she wants to know about Meredith's love life.
* GenkiGirl
* HappilyAdopted: Was very happy in her adoptive family. She just wanted to know about her real parentage.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Amelia Shepherd]]
!!'''Dr. Amelia Shepherd''' (Portrayed by Caterina Scorsone)
!!!Appears in ''Private Practice'' (S3-6); ''Grey's Anatomy'' (S7, S8, S10-present)
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->''"I'm being a superhero. [...] There's a scientific study that shows that if you stand like this, in superhero pose, for just five minutes before a job interview or a big presentation or a really hard task, you will not only feel more confident, you will perform measurably better."''

Youngest sister of Derek Shepherd, and also a neurosurgeon. Had some drug and alcohol problems that she has now recovered from, and formerly worked with Addison in LA before moving to Seattle. She took Derek's job as the Head of Neurosurgery.

* TheAlcoholic: Got better.
* AlwaysSecondBest: Feels that way about her brother.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: A former alcoholic, lost her fiancé to a drug overdose, and her baby son died less than an hour after his birth.
* DeathByIrony:
** Her son was born without a brain (and dies quicky), she even says "My baby has no brain. ''No brain.'' I'm a damn neurosurgeon and my baby has no brain. I would say God has a sense of humor but [...] no god would do this."
** She doesn't die herself, but does have a really big brain tumor for ''ten years'' that she completely missed. It's been affecting her judgement and receptiveness for ''her entire medical career''.
* DynamicAkimbo: Uses the superhero pose to psych herself up first before starting the "impossible" surgery on Herman, and then before going in to have her own brain tumor operated on.
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: Her baby lived for 43 minutes.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Carina [=DeLuca=]]]
!!'''Dr. Carina [=DeLuca=]''' (Portrayed by Stefania Spampinato)
!!!Appears in ''Grey's Anatomy'' (S14-present)
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A girl in a bar that charms Arizona with her accent and falling over English idioms, she gets taken home where Andrew walks in and reveals that she's his sister. She then starts research at Grey Sloan, observing the female orgasm and embarrassing Arizona and Andrew frequently.

* BiTheWay: When she thinks Arizona has called their thing off due to Sofia moving back, she gets it on with Owen. Unfortunately for Andrew, he'd just moved in with Owen to escape his sister sleeping with his roommate.
* {{Malaproper}}: Arizona finds her getting words a little wrong cute, except when she flubs a phrase and it sounds much worse, like saying she "screwed a dog". You "screwed the pooch". What makes this better is the fact that particular phrase is so North American that it still sounds wrong to everyone else (including some Americans from different States), beyond what they gather from context (she screwed up, a simpler phrase that could still have been accidentally butchered for the funny).
[[/folder]]

!!Residents

[[folder:Jo Wilson]]
!!'''Dr. Josephine "Jo" Wilson/[[spoiler:Brooke Stadler]]''' (Portrayed by Creator/CamillaLuddington)
!!!Appears in ''Grey's Anatomy'' (S9-present)
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One of a new crop of interns introduced in Season 9 and PromotedToOpeningTitles in Season 10, Jo seems to have it all together, with Alex mockingly calling her "Princess." But this is ''Grey's Anatomy'', of ''course'' she has a DarkAndTroubledPast.

* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler: Her former husband used to beat her and almost killed her. She changed her name so he couldn't find her. And before that, she was abandoned as a baby, went through several foster homes, and once lived out of her car as a teenager]]
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Benefits from it at one point, with at least one LampshadeHanging / {{deconstruction}} behind her back.
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler: Jo suffers from PTSD after the physical abuse she suffered at the hands of her husband, when she attacked Jason Myers and put him in the hospital it was likely an adrenaline rush 'fight or flight' reaction she could not control. She said he 'grabbed her'.]]
* InUniverseNickname: Cristina calls her "Ponytail." Alex calls her "Princess."
* LikeBrotherAndSister: with Alex.
** WillTheyOrWontThey: ...until it isn't.
%%*** ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe
* MysteriousPast: [[spoiler: Was formerly married to someone she's running from, who may be still trying to find her. And "Josephine Wilson" is not her real name.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: Was abandoned by her mother when she was 6 weeks old, bounced around foster homes until she started living out of her car aged 16.
* PromotedToOpeningTitles: In Season 10.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Andrew [=DeLuca=]]]
!!Dr. Andrew (it. ''Andrea'') [=DeLuca=] (Portrayed by Giacomo Gianniotti)
!!!Appears in ''Grey's Anatomy'' (S11-present)
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Makes a bad impression on his first day by not showing up to intern orientation, having found injuries in an accident and brought the patient in, being mistaken for an attending before having to admit he's not really a resident yet at all. Due to the ostracizing from his fellow interns, he chooses to become Arizona's roommate.

[[/folder]]

!!Interns
'''The B-Team'''
[[folder:Levi Schmitt]]
!!'''Dr. Levi "Glasses" Schmitt''' (Portrayed by Jake Borelli)
!!!Appears in ''Grey's Anatomy'' (S14-present); ''B-Team''
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->''"Thanks for calling me Schmitt. Because, sometimes, you call me Glasses. I wish we could change it to Specs. Specs sounds way cooler than Glasses. Or look at me now. What about Blood Bank? Blood Bank is awesome!"''

An intern who dropped his glasses into a patient in the OR and slept with Jo while doing a sub-i rotation at the hospital. He returns later as an intern, with an athletic strap to keep his glasses on.

* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: After dropping his glasses in the surgical field, he becomes referred to almost universally as "glasses". When he later becomes a live blood transfusion donor and Meredith calls him by his name he is really touched.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sam Bello]]
!!'''Dr. Samantha "Sam" Bello''' (Portrayed by Jeanine Mason)
!!!Appears in ''Grey's Anatomy'' (S14-present); ''B-Team''
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An ex of Andrew's who deliberately did not want to work with him, but has ended up at Grey Sloan anyway.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Casey Parker]]
!!'''Lt. Dr. Casey Parker''' (Portrayed by Alex Blue Davis)
!!!Appears in ''Grey's Anatomy'' (S14); ''B-Team''
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He's good with computers.

* ChekhovsGunman: In "B-Team" his tech skills are exploited by Helm to suggest he should be on discharge duty (Owen even saying that it really doesn't require advanced skill). The next episode of GA is the second of the hacker-shutdown ones and Bailey suddenly remembers that he's good with tech, he then gets taken off patients and is trying to break into and override the system.
* CombatMedic: Played with -- he was in the army and watched the Army doctors, which is what made him decide to pursue medicine.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Taryn Helm]]
!!'''Dr. Taryn Helm''' (Portrayed by Jaicy Elliot)
!!!Appears in ''Grey's Anatomy'' (S14); ''B-Team''
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->''"Helm. Like hellmouth, but without the '-outh'."''
A competitive intern who will try to shirk others away from surgeries, but is most memorable for having a no-nonsense interview.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dahlia Qadri]]
!!'''Dr. Dahlia Qadri''' (Portrayed by Sophia Ali)
!!!Appears in ''Grey's Anatomy'' (S14); ''B-Team''
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A young super-organized intern with an obsessive admiration of Meredith Grey.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Vik Roy]]
!!'''Dr. Vik Roy''' (Portrayed by Rushi Kota)
!!!Appears in ''Grey's Anatomy'' (S14); ''B-Team''
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A confident intern who turns out to be squeamish and needs provocation not to panic under pressure.

[[/folder]]

!!Relatives

[[folder:Ellis Grey]]
!!'''Dr. Ellis Grey''' (Portrayed by Creator/KateBurton)
!!!Appeared in ''Grey's Anatomy'' (S1-3, S6, S8, S11, S14)
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[[caption-width-right:265:"Anyone can fall in love and be blindly happy, but not everyone can pick up a scalpel and save a life."]]
Meredith's mother, introduced in the pilot episode as the person Meredith is narrating the show to. [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness This got dropped]], but the fact that Mrs. Grey has early-onset Alzheimer's did not. This simply adds to Meredith's troubles, as one of Ellis's last (lucid) thoughts was that she wanted her condition kept secret. And, as of the pilot episode, she doesn't have a lot of lucid thoughts anymore.

* AbusiveParents: Was not precisely supportive to Meredith.
-->"I raised you to be an extraordinary human being. So imagine my disappointment when I wake up after five years and discover that you're no more than ordinary. What happened to you?"
* TheAce: A world-renowned surgeon. After she retires due to her illness, everyone assumes she's off working medical miracles somewhere.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:After her first break-up with Richard, when Meredith was six. While Meredith watched. Not really driven to suicide as much as staging it to either get Webber back or make hm feel bad. That night she found out she was pregnant with second child (Webber's) so didn't stick around to enact the full plan. Meredith figured out the fake suicide attempt part during a therapy session (after ferryboat crash iirc)]]
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: in the pilot, she's the person Meredith is {{Narrat|or}}ing to.
%%* IceQueen
%%* ItsAllAboutMe
* LoveTriangle: Married Thatcher, but quickly met Richard Webber.
* NoSocialSkills: Has a habit of saying whatever crosses her mind. Then she got Alzheimer's and lost that filter and things got ''worse''.
* OppositesAttract: With the warm TeamDad we call Chief Webber.
* TimeShiftedActor: Played by both Creator/SarahPaulson and Sally Pressman in younger iterations.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: At the end of "The Time Warp" she and Webber have a drink at Joe's in memory of their deceased patient, when she sees Webber has a club soda she tells him it's not an appropriate drink to toast an Irishman with and orders him a vodka. It's not explicitly said but it seems from his reaction that Webber may have known he had a problem and been sober at that time.
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Because of her disease, we find out.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Thatcher and Susan Grey]]
!!'''Thatcher Grey''' (Portrayed by Jeff Perry) and '''Susan Grey''' (Portrayed by Mare Winningham)
!!!Appeared in ''Grey's Anatomy'' (Thatcher: S2-7; Susan: S2-3)
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Meredith's spineless father and his new wife. Though Thatcher is typically too intimidated to bond with Meredith, Susan did her best for both of them, alternately pleasing and confounding her stepdaughter with attachment-style parenting. They have two daughters, Lexie (see above) and Molly (Mandy Siegfried).

* TheAlcoholic: Thatcher.
* DirtyCoward: Thatcher.
* MyBelovedSmother: Susan. Meredith grew to appreciate it eventually.
* NeverMyFault: Thatcher.
* ParentsAsPeople: Thatcher particularly.
* YourCheatingHeart: Thatcher ''knew'' that Ellis was carrying on with Richard, which is part of why he left.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Catherine Avery]]
!!'''Dr. Catherine Avery''' (Portrayed by Debbie Allen)
!!!Appears in ''Grey's Anatomy'' (S8-present)
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Jackson's famous mother. She becomes an alternative love interest to Webber, especially after Adele begins to completely forget who he is, and a larger character after Season 11.

%%* CoolOldLady
* HappilyMarried: To Richard.
* MamaBear: Is very protective of Jackson, [[spoiler: and her grandchild, as April Kepner very nearly finds out the hard way when Catherine has to be talked down from having Jackson sue her for custody.]]
* MyBelovedSmother: Has shades of this.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Adele Webber]]
!!'''Adele Webber''' (Portrayed by Loretta Devine)
!!!Appeared in ''Grey's Anatomy'' (S2-9)
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Webber's long-suffering wife. Richard believed that he was able to keep his affair with Ellis secret from her, but discovered in the second season how wrong he was. He stayed with her out of honor, though. Like Richard's other great love, she too develops Alzheimer's, and eventually needs to be committed to an assisted-living facility. She earned the show its other Emmy as a Guest Actress.

%%* MamaBear
%%* ProperLady
* UndyingLoyalty: To her husband. He shows it back, though in different ways.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Little Tuck]]
!!'''William George "Tuck" Bailey Jones''' (Portrayed by BJ Tanner since S13)
!!!Appears in ''Grey's Anatomy'' (S2, S4-10, S13-present); ''Station 19'' (S1)
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Bailey's son from her first marriage, Tuck was named after her father, William Bailey, and her intern, George O'Malley. He is nicknamed Tuck after his father, Tucker Jones. He is the oldest of the main characters' children, and becomes something of a teenage brat in later seasons, having to be reprimanded and scared into compliance by his step-father Ben Warren via x-rays borrowed from the hospital. When he is 13 his parents decide to give him "The Talk" -- to teach him how to react if the police ever stop him and to not copy his white friends in precarious situations. He has a fondness for science and medicine, shown in various seasons with him sneaking around and dressing up in the hospital. Previously portrayed by Marcanthonee Jon Reis in Season 10.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Carlos Torres]]
!!'''Carlos Torres''' (Portrayed by Héctor Elizondo)
!!!Appeared in ''Grey's Anatomy'' (S3, S5-7, S10)
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Callie's conservative father. He first visits from Miami around the time of her marriage to George, returning a few years later to reinforce his scary personality. Upon arrival, he throws George against the wall for cheating on Callie when they were married. Then Mark appears and he throws him against the wall for sleeping with Callie. Then Callie introduces Arizona as her girlfriend, and she "really hope[s] [he] draws the line at throwing women against walls". He initially disapproves, but comes around.

* CureYourGays: When Callie comes out to him, he wants to help her by bringing in their preacher from Florida to Pray Away The Gay.
%%* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer
%%* OverprotectiveDad
* PapaBear: He will physically push around and threaten all of Callie's romantic partners, and absolutely adores his granddaughter.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He loves his daughter so much, but his extreme Christian lifestyle conflicts with her bisexuality, he initially doesn't understand it and believes that he can help her by trying to restore her heterosexuality. Once he gets some speeches about love, he widens his perspective and sends the preacher home, reinstates Callie, and ditches his wife to go to Callie's wedding.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sloan Riley]]
!!'''Sloan Riley''' (Portrayed by Leven Rambin)
!!!Appeared in ''Grey's Anatomy'' (S6); ''Private Practice'' (S3)
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Mark's daughter from a short-lived relationship when he was 18 also gets pregnant as a teen and runs away from her mom, who named her for her father's last name, to appeal to her father at Seattle Grace and stay with him but give up her child. She causes controversy within Mark's relationships, mostly with Lexie - Mark's girlfriend who is closer in age to her than Mark.

* FamilyThemeNaming: Like her half-sister (Sofia), has one of her parent's last name as a given name.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Zola, Bailey, and Ellis Grey-Shepherd]]
!!'''Zola Limbani Grey Shepherd''' (Portrayed by Aniela Gumbs since S11)
!! '''Derek Bailey Shepherd''' (Portrayed by Brody and Ryder Nolan Goodstadt since S12)
!! '''Ellis Shepherd'''
!!!Appear in ''Grey's Anatomy'' (Zola: S7-present; Bailey: S9-present; Ellis: S11-present)
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[[caption-width-right:350:L-R: Zola, Meredith, Ellis, Bailey]]
Derek and Meredith's three children. Zola was adopted after Alex Karev brought children from Africa to Seattle Grace for treatment following Arizona's return from Namboze. Bailey was born during a storm with the hospital partially shut-down after Meredith took a fall and nearly bled to death. Ellis was conceived the day Derek died, and when Meredith discovered she was pregnant she fled Seattle as her mother had when Meredith herself was a child, giving birth in Los Angeles (it's unknown but presumed she may have stayed with Addison Montgomery or one of Derek's sisters) before moving to her old home in Boston where she remained AWOL until Ellis was around six months old. Zola was previously portrayed by Jela K. Moore (S7-9) and Heaven White (If/Then episode of S10).

* DeadGuyJunior: Ellis is named after her late grandmother. Bailey is also named after his late father, but was born whilst he was still alive.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sofia Torres]]
!!'''Sofia Robbin Sloan Torres''' (Portrayed by Eva Ariel Binder since S12)
!!!Appears in ''Grey's Anatomy'' (S7-present)
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The daughter of Callie, Arizona, and Mark. She was conceived when Arizona briefly left to work in Africa and Callie returned to her thing with Mark. After Arizona's return they reconcile, but Callie and Mark still want Mark to be involved in the baby's life, so Mark and Arizona strike up a truce but are resentful of each others' presence. When Callie and Arizona go on a romantic weekend, when Callie is 6 months pregnant, they have a crash in which Callie goes through the window, resulting in Sofia's birth by traumatic caesarean section at the hospital. Sofia is well loved by all her parents and their friends, as well as the O'Malleys who still treat Callie like family. Arizona and Callie fight over custody when Callie wants to move to New York, and sole legal custody is granted to Arizona. Arizona does send Sofia to New York with Callie because she now knows that she can demand to see Sofia whenever she wants, scared of being cut out. However, Sofia returns to Seattle after a few months to live with Arizona, though does miss Callie.

* FamilyThemeNaming:
** Named after a Greek virtue, like her mom (Calliope = beautiful voice, Sofia = wisdom). And a place, like her other mom (UsefulNotes/{{Arizona}} and Sofia, capital of UsefulNotes/{{Bulgaria}}). And generally a foreign name, like both (2 Greek, 1 Spanish).
** Like her half-sister, has one of her parent's last name as a given name (Robbin being a middle name after Arizona).
* HasTwoMommies: Is the child of Arizona and Callie.
* TwoFirstNames: Inverted, her middle name is more like a surname because of her parents wanting to make sure she took them all.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Henry Burton]]
!!'''Henry Burton''' (Portrayed by Scott Foley)
!!!Appeared in ''Grey's Anatomy'' (S7-8)
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A terminal patient and former minor league baseball player who keeps moving between jobs to keep medical insurance, he marries Teddy in order to get treatment at Seattle Grace and they later fall in love after becoming great friends and confidants. Despite the hospital's efforts, he deteriorates and dies.

* MarriageOfConvenience: Marries Teddy for medical insurance.
** MarriageBeforeRomance: But falls in love with her, as she does with him.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Megan Hunt]]
!!'''Cpt. Dr. Megan Hunt''' (Portrayed by Abigail Spencer)
!!!Appeared in ''Grey's Anatomy'' (S13-14)
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Owen's sister, fiancee of Nathan, who was presumed dead after her helicopter crashed in the Middle East during service. Is found alive at the end of season 13. Previously portrayed by Creator/BridgetRegan in S13.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Paul Stadler]]
!!'''Dr. Paul Stadler''' (Portrayed by Matthew Morrison)
!!!Appeared in ''Grey's Anatomy'' (S13-14)
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Jo's abusive former but still legal husband, who Alex once spots at a conference and imagines killing, and who appears at Grey Sloan. A revolutionary in laparoscopic and similar methods, he initially attracts a lot of fans in the staff there and a "guy-crush" from Arizona. [[spoiler:After fighting with his new fiancee, Jenny, he gets hit by a drunk driver, and when he tries to attack Jenny and Jo whilst in recovery he hits his head and dies of second impact syndrome (brain shuts down after getting another concussion when it still has the first). Jo is given power of attorney and donates his organs.]]

[[/folder]]

!!The Video Game
[[folder:Damon Birger]]
!!'''CDC Agent Damon Birger'''
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An agent from the Center for Disease Control who comes to Seattle Grace to help control a diphtheria outbreak.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Vince Bennet]]
!!'''Nurse Vince Bennet'''
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An interim love interest of Cristina, he helps her make decisions about her surgical career.

[[/folder]]
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