Characters: Joan of Arcadia

     The Girardis 

Joan Girardi

Will Girardi

Helen Girardi

  • Psychic Powers: Her charism "discernment of spirits" is a form of these. It include a vision of Kevin's accidents before the cops came, psychic dreams about the synagogue fire and church vandalism, speaking to God in dreams, and seeing Judith's ghost when she visits Joan.
  • Mama Bear: "If someone else made those jokes about you, I would scratch their eyes out."

Kevin Girardi

Luke Girardi

  • Big Brother Instinct: Despite being the youngest, we frequently see him looking out for Joan's best interests, and Kevin gets mad at Luke for taking on the big brother role in "The Devil Made Me Do It."
  • TV Genius
  • The Unfavorite: His parents forget his birthday, he's frequently overshadowed by Kevin, and there's a Running Gag especially in the early episodes that no one in the family is actually listening when he talks, to the point that he's shocked when they react to something he's said.

     Subdefectives and Others 

Adam Rove

  • Photographic Memory
    Grace: The dude has a photographic memory. Everytime he thinks he might forgive you, the image of you smashing his artwork just pops into his head. Not that I've discussed it with him.
  • The Stoner: Subverted. People think he's a stoner, but it's an act to keep people from getting too close and to keep Mr. Price away from his art.

Grace Polk

Friedman

Glynis Figliola

Judith Montgomery

Lily Waters

Ryan Hunter