[[folder:Main Characters]]

!!Kacey Simon
->Played by: Cymphonique Miller

Kacey is the lead protagonist in How to Rock. Kacey was once a snobby, self-centered, popular girl who ruled the school like an iron - fisted dictator. Her rule was strongly authoritarian, that she was branded "Most hated girl" by almost all of the school. However, her status took a dive after she was saddled with braces and glasses. Shunned by her former friends, Kacey found a new way to shine: through her music. Member of Gravity 5.
Tropes Associated With Kacey:

* ZeroPercentApprovalRating<-->HundredPercentAdorationRating: Tends to flip-flop between the two.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Pre-HeelFaceTurn, Kacey is a lot worse that her literary counterpart. Book!Kacey was vaguely [[AlphaBitch alpha bitchy]], but even this was motivated by her belief that it's wrong to tell people anything less than the unfiltered truth, even if that truth is painful. This version of her starts off as a straight-up AlphaBitch who gives people nicknames like "Loserberry" for no other reason than thinking those people beneath her.
* AntiHero
* BadBoss: ''How To Rock Christmas'' revealed that Kacey, as queen of the Perfs, treated Molly like this. This was what became Molly's StartOfDarkness.
* BigBadWannabe: Initially, Kacey was the founder of the Perfs, believed in perfection, and manipulated others while priding herself in being the most popular girl in school. However, her accident led to her prompt removal by Molly. However, Kacey still appears to retain a manipulative streak even after leaving the Perfs.
* BlackBestFriend
* CatchPhrase: "Peace out, girl scout."
* TheChick
* DefectorFromDecadence
* EasilyForgiven
* FallenPrincess
* TheHero
* ItsAllAboutMe
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* KnightTemplar: Kacey has this behavior when it comes to Molly. Kacey is very determined to stop Molly from using her popularity to humiliate and intimidate others.
* MythologyGag: Becomes a reporter for the school news program for an episode. The [[Literature/HowToRock original Kacey Simon]] was an advice columnist for her school news.
* NeverMyFault: Has a real problem with this.
* ShipperOnDeck: For Grace and Nelson.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Girly Girl to Stevie's Tomboy.
* WhatHaveIBecome
!!Zander Robbins
->Played by: Max Schneider

Zander is the new kid in school and everyone wants to know who he is, including Kacey an ex-Perf. He has major swag. Sure, he can be a little overly confident, but when you've got the vocals, the guitar skills and the moves like Zander, you can't help it. Member of Gravity 5.
Tropes Associated With Zander:

* BerserkButton: Do not call Zander a dork behind his back. This caused Zander to retaliate by tying Molly's and Grace's shoes together.
* CoolLoser
* GenreSavvy: He cut out his first horrible picture from his old yearbook, so that if anyone opens it, no one would see it.
* TheLancer: Though he is TheLeader of Gravity 5.
* {{Narcissist}}: Zander's obsession in "How To Rock a Messy Bet" is checking his reflection in the mirror.
* ShipperOnDeck: For Grace and Nelson.
!!Stevie Baskara
->Played by: Lulu Antariksa

Stevie is arguably the coolest girl you'll ever meet. Aside from being beautiful, tomboyish and smart to boot, she is the bass guitarist for Gravity 5. She's not afraid to be herself even if that means being a tomboy and being feared by the boys of the band. Member of Gravity 5.
Tropes Associated With Stevie:

* BerserkButton: Don't call Stevie "Loserberry." She doesn't mind so much when it's just you and her, but call her that in front of her friends and she'll introduce her bass to your face.
* CanonImmigrant: Stevie appears in Meg Haston's "How To Rock Break-Ups and Make-Ups" as Zander's ex-girlfriend, but her name is Stevie Andrews and the two don't have much in common.
* TheConscience
* CoolLoser
* InSeriesNickname: The Perfs call Stevie "Loserberry", as does Kacey during her time with them, until she falls from popularity and becomes Stevie's friend. Also, "Stevie" is one, her full name being "Stevana."
* ShipperOnDeck: For Grace and Nelson.
* TheSnarkKnight
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Tomboy to Kacey's Girly Girl.
** TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: Justified since she grew up with four brothers.
* TomboyishName: Subverted. It's a nickname. Her real name is Stevana.
!!Kevin Reed
->Played by: Christopher O'Neal

Kevin may rock the drum solo with the band but he has another love --- food. Constantly hungry and always munching on snacks, it's safe to say that he's got a thing for eating. He's super close with Nelson Baxter and you'll never see the two apart, and if you do, just know that is the weirdest thing ever. Don't be surprised if you see them high fiving each other over lame jokes. They're practically brothers. Member of Gravity 5.
Tropes Associated With Kevin:

* BigEater
* TheBigGuy
* BlackBestFriend
* CoolLoser
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Nelson.
* ShipperOnDeck: For Grace and Nelson.
!!Nelson Baxter
->Played by: Noah Crawford

Nelson is a genius at the keyboard and piano, and loves nothing more than spending the time with the rest of all his friends. He's super close with Kevin Reed and you'll never see the two apart, and if you do, just know that is the weirdest thing ever. Don't be surprised if you see them high fiving each other over lame jokes. They're practically brothers. Nelson has a major crush on Grace King. Member of Gravity 5.
Tropes Associated With Nelson:

* Adorkable
* CatchPhrase: "Sweet!"
* CoolLoser
* DoggedNiceGuy
* ExtremeDoorMat: He'll do anything Grace asks him. Molly exploits this in one episode.
* GeniusDitz
* GiveGeeksAChance
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Kevin.
* OfficialShip
* TheSmartGuy
!!Grace King
->Played by: Halston Sage

Grace was once best friends with Kacey Simon. Grace is the other half of "The Perfs" and even though she's loyal to Molly and her pursuit of Kacey's demise, Grace doesn't have a single evil bone in her. Grace struggles to keep up with Molly's diabolical plans. Nelson has a major crush on her. Grace has a major crush on Nelson as well. Member of The Perfs.
Tropes Associated With Grace:

* CannotConveySarcasm
* DumbBlonde: But not always.
* TheDragon
* EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes: Grace is more or less close to Nelson, whom she has a noticeable crush on.
* GeniusDitz: She has camping skills that far exceed those of any other character, due to having spent a lot of time in the woods with her grandfather. In a way this would make her a DistaffCounterpart to Nelson.
* GirlPosse: The Perfs.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil
* NobleTopEnforcer: To Molly.
* NumberTwoForBrains
* PopularIsDumb
* VillainousCrush: Grace has one Nelson.
!!Molly Garfunkel
->Played by: Samantha Boscarino

Molly is the current iron - fisted dictator of The Perfs and the big bad of the show. She is the devil in a miniskirt. With Kacey out of the picture, she is rising to the top as the new Queen. She's confident, popular and constantly coming up with evil ploys to destroy Kacey once and for all. Member of The Perfs.
Tropes Associated With Molly:

* ZeroPercentApprovalRating
* AdaptationalVillainy: Molly was still kind of unpleasant in the book, but not to the degree that she is in the TV series. Notably, in the book, she and Kacey remain friends even after Kacey's HeelFaceTurn. (They do go through a rough patch after Kacey's fall, but it gets mended by the end of the book.)
* AlphaBitch
* AntiVillain
* BeautyIsBad
* BigBad
* ButtMonkey: Most of the time she tries something against Kacey, nothing ever goes right for her.
* CardCarryingVillain
* DiabolicalMastermind
* DragonAscendant: Molly works this angle after she kicks Kacey out.
* EvenEvilHasStandards
* FalseFriend: Well-established in the first episode when she realizes that Molly only liked her because she was perfect.
* FreudianExcuse: ''How To Rock Christmas'' implies that Kacey treated Molly rather poorly when she was head of The Perfs.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: After Kacey is thrown out, Molly appears to have transformed the Perfs into a group that is meaner and more oppressive.
* GirlPosse: The Perfs
* GreenEyedMonster: This is what caused her to eventually develop great resentment towards Kacey.
* HeelRealization
* {{Hypocrite}}: Even though she considers Gravity 5 losers and most other non-Perfs losers, she has no problem flirting with Zander.
* IControlMyMinionsThrough
* LackOfEmpathy: At first. However, later episodes show her becoming a more sympathetic character.
* NecessarilyEvil
* NervesOfSteel: Though she does get agitated at times.
* ObviouslyEvil
* PetTheDog: Sometimes.
* StartOfDarkness: Molly received rather unjust treatment from Kacey in the past.
* TheStarscream
* TragicVillain: Cops up to this in ''How To Rock Christmas''.
* UsedToBeASweetKid
* VillainousCrush: Molly might have one on Zander.
* VillainDecay: Suffers this second half of the season.
* WhatHaveIBecome
* YouAreWhatYouHate


[[folder: Recurring Characters]]

!!Mr. March
->Played by: Kirk Fox

Mr. March is a history teacher at Brewster High School. He's arguably the coolest teacher you'll ever come across. He is a recurring character in the show. He tries to appeal to his students by imitating them.

Tropes Associated With Mr. March:

* BadassTeacher
* CoolTeacher

!!Andy Bartlett
->Played by: Jacob Houston

Andy Bartlett is a recurring character on How to Rock. He attends Brewster High School with the rest of the characters. He has a crush on Stevie and Kacey and often tries to flirt with them, though they do not reciprocate his feelings. Many students, including the Perfs, at Brewster are disgusted by him because of his unpopularity and weirdness.

Tropes Associated With Andy: